Fermilab TodayNovember 10, 2003  
Monday, November 10
3:30 p.m. - DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: CMS

Tuesday, November 11
Noon Cruisin' The Lab - Brown Bag Video Presentation - One West
Title: Fermilab Stories from Your Fellow Employees
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - One West
Speaker: K. Sonnad, University of Colorado
Title: Finding a Nonlinear Lattice with Improved Integrability Using Lie-Transform Perturbation Theory

Monday, November 10
Chicken tenders coated with herbs and spices fried till golden brown served wiht wedge potatoes $3.75
Chef's choice $3.50 Oven roasted turkey breast with dill havarti brushed with a wild cherry mayo on herb foccacia $4.75
Half pound burger with grilled onions, tangy barbeque sauce and melted cheddar cheese on a cornduster bun $4.75

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Chez Leon
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30-year Service Award Recipients
30-Year Service Award Recipients
22 Employees Receive 30-Year Service Awards
On Friday, November 7, Employee Relations honored 22 Fermilab employees with 30-Year Service Awards. Deputy Director Ken Stanfield hosted the luncheon for the honorees at Chez Leon.

Charles Ankenbrandt, Morris Binkley Jr., Ronald Cudzewicz, Richard Divelbiss, David Huffman, Marvin Johnson, Robert Jones, Walter Kissel, Brian Kramper, Thomas Kraus, Paul Kurylo, Peter Limon, Victor Martinez, James Meadows, Ronald Miksa, James Prince, Gary Ross, David Sachs, Cynthia Sazama, Kazuo Seino, Thomas Wesson, Charles Worel

Fermilab Merchandise Now Available to Order Online
Online store
Summer students Paul Nepywoda (left) and Katie MacKenzie modeling Fermilab merchandise
Fermilab merchandise can now be purchased 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the Fermilab Friends for Science Education new online store. T-shirts, mugs, golf balls and other novelty items are all available to order online. The new website was a collaboration of Education Staff, Summer Students, the Computing Division and Visual Media Services. Fermilab Friends for Science Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing science to students, teachers and families. All purchases help support science education.

In the News
From City Pages, November 5, 2003
The Uncertainty Principle
Can theoretical physics save an Iron Range town?
by Peter Ritter
To see the smallest, most elusive particle in the universe, you need only drive five hours north of the Twin Cities to Soudan, an Iron Range hamlet of around 500 souls located 20 miles from Ely. Follow a winding road up the bluff overlooking the town to the site of an old iron mine, then take a clanking elevator down 2,343 feet to a tunnel full of bats and smelling of incipient mildew, walk through a big green door that looks a bit like the gates of Oz, and into a high-ceilinged cavern roughly the size and shape of an airplane hangar. There, past a bank of fluorescent-lit offices where strange, smart men do inscrutable things with computers, past a huge, gaudy mural of the solar system painted on the cave wall, you will come upon the MINOS Far Detector, a gigantic assemblage of steel and wiring resembling a house-sized loaf of bread.
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Secretary of Energy Abraham to be Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Speaker Today at Noon (Central Time)
New Science Facilities List to be Announced
Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham
Energy Secretary
Spencer Abraham
WASHINGTON, DC - Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham will be the National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Speaker on Monday, November 10. Secretary Abraham will discuss the Department of Energy's (DOE) science programs and announce a prioritized list of major, new scientific facilities needed over the next 20 years to support the Nation's research needs in areas that have been the traditional responsibility of DOE. A question and answer session will follow Abraham's remarks and will be broadcase live on National Public Radio. You may listen to NPR's program audio stream on their website. You may also watch the National Press Club Address on C-SPAN at Noon (Central Time).

2004 Charitable Giving Campaign
As an employee of Fermilab, you have the opportunity to contribute annually by payroll deduction to one, two or three charities of your choice. Your participation is completely voluntary. To participate you must pledge a contribution of at least $52.00 on an annual basis for one charity and $78.00 for two or more. These are the minimum dollar amounts that can be processed. The charity must be approved by the Internal Revenue Service.

The payroll deduction you designate will be made every pay period and will end at the end of the calendar year. Your last check stub will show your total contribution(s) for income tax purposes. To make a contribution in 2004, you must complete and return a Charity Enrollment form to Payroll by November 26, 2003. A Charity Enrollment form can be obtained from Fermilab's website. If you are unable to download this form, EOO located at WH15 SW will have them available. If you have questions, please call x3591, x4633, or x3415.
- Kay Van Vreede, Laboratory Services Section

Accelerator Update
November 5 - November 7
- The Tevatron ramped to 1005 GeV
- A power glitch tripped off CHL's nitrogen plant
- Tevatron Status
- A Basic Refrigeration System

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

Flexible Benefits Plan Open Enrollment
The open enrollment for the Flexible Benefits Plan will continue for two more weeks, but ends at 5:00 P.M. on November 21, 2003. Please refer to your materials for additional information or you can look online.

Second Showing: "Cruisin' the Lab" Tomorrow at Noon
The Education Office shows the new video "Fermilab Stories" tomorrow at noon in One West. The 45-minute video shows 13 Fermilab employees telling anecdotes about the lab's past. You are welcome to bring your lunch. The video is part of the new "Cruisin' the Lab" series.

Scottish Country Dancing - Date Change
Scottish Country Dancing will meet on Wednesday instead of Tuesday just for this week at the Geneva American Legion Post. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

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