Fermilab TodayFriday, December 19, 2003  
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Friday, December 19
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over

Monday, December 22
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II

Friday, December 19
Clam chowder
Baked snapper Provencal $4.75
Authentic jack marinated pork loin w/Jamaican rice $3.50
Assorted gourmet sandwiches and panini $4.75
Chicken parmesean sub w/melted provolone cheese $4.75

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Fermilab and Argonne Team Up to Recycle Electronic Waste
Support Services Group
Support Services employees involved in electronics waste recycling (L to R): Larry Rodriguez, Dwaine Foster, Jack Kelly and Troy Meeks.
Fermilab and Argonne National Laboratory save money and reduce their impact on our environment by jointly recycling electronic waste. Through a contract with Intercon Solutions, a Chicago-based company, the laboratories' old computers, monitors and accessories that are not claimed from the federal excess system are hauled away, broken down, and the components sold to companies that recycle them.
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Vanetta Readus Retires
Vanetta Readus
Vanetta Readus
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On January 7, a Fermilab veteran will retire. Vanetta Readus spent 25 years in the mailroom, a year in shipping & receiving, and two years driving the Fermilab taxi. She'll be moving near a sister in Des Moines, Iowa, to go back to school and become a pharmaceutical assistant.

The mailroom, Readus says, is "where I met all of my good friends." They've already thrown her a party, a day she considers one of her best at the lab. "Through all my endeavors the people here have lifted my spirits and made me laugh," Readus says. "Thank you to my Fermilab family."

Business Systems' Joe Klemencic Brightens Wilson Hall with Seasonal Decorations
Joe Klemencic's office
Joe Klemencic's office on the fifth floor of Wilson Hall (Click on image for larger version.)
Photos just don't do justice to Joe Klemencic's office. Klemencic wrapped up his office in red and green tissue paper and added some multi-color lights to make things sparkle. Visit Klemencic on the fifth floor of Wilson Hall to see everything that our camera just couldn't capture.
Outside Joe Klemencic's office
The view outside Joe Klemencic's office (Click on image for larger version.)
Tevatron achieves new record luminosity
Ken Stanfield and Mike Witherell
Deputy Director Ken Stanfield (left) and Director Mike Witherell after learning about the new luminosity record yesterday
Yesterday afternoon accelerator operators achieved a record peak luminosity of 49.9E30 cm-2sec-1, slightly improving the previous record set on August 10.

SciTech Opens New Exhibit
SciTech exhibit logo This Saturday, December 20, the SciTech Hands On Museum in Aurora will open a new exhibit called Bible Times Tech. The exhibit will allow children and accompanying adults to learn more about "how they did things in ancient Israel." From grinding wheat to playing ancient board games to exploring an ancient house, visitors will have a chance to see what life was like 3,000 years ago. The museum, located on 18 W. Benton, is open seven days a week. The SciTech webpage provides information on other exhibits as well as hours and admission, including a discount coupon.

Tuesday's article on the Alignment Task Force did not sufficiently acknowledge the contributions to TeVNet made by PPD's Alignment and Metrology Group, especially Terry Sager, George Wojcik and John Greenwood. Fermilab Today regrets the omission.

New Classified Ads on Fermilab Today
New classified ads have been posted on Fermilab Today. A permanent link to the classifieds is located in the bottom left corner of Fermilab Today. Please note that new classified ads will not be posted again until January 9 because of the holidays.

Gallery Chamber Series - Limited Tickets Available
The Fermilab Ars Series presents the Gallery Chamber Series on Sunday afternoons at 2:30 in the 2nd Floor Art Gallery. The featured performers for the series are: Mary Stolper, Flute with Steve Hartman, Harp; Baroque Trio Sonatas with David Myford, Violin; David Schrader, harpsichord; and John Mark Rozendaal , Viola da Gamba; Steven Lubin, Fortepiano.
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Travel Office Closed for the Holidays
The Travel Office will be closed December 24, 25, 26, 31 and January 1. The Travel Office staff wishes you all a Merry Christmas!

Fermi Singers Concert
Mark your calendars for the Fermi Singers debut off site! The singers will be performing on Sunday, December 21, 2003 from 8:15pm to 8:45 at the Naper Settlement. They will be performing a variety of songs. If you are interested in singing with the singers in that concert, please contact Anne Heavey at aheavey@fnal.gov.

Fermilab Barn Dance
The next Fermilab barn dance will be on Sunday, December 21 at 2:00 p.m. with fiddlers Aubrey Swift and Audrey Adler and the Chicago Mountain String Band. Tony Scarimbolo will be calling. Dances are held in the Warrenville Community Building.
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Muscle Toning Class
Interested in building defined muscles but not yet comfortable using the weight equipment? Come try out this class designed to turn loose muscle into hard and strong muscles. We will be offering 1 FREE CLASS on January 8. If you are not a member as yet, call and we will give you access to take the class and get acquainted with the Recreation Facility. Get ready to workout and have some fun. (Space is limited). Call the Recreation Office at x2548 to register for this one free class.

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