Fermi National Laboratory

Volume 24  |  Friday, March 16, 2001  |  Number 5
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For Sale

  • '98 Wilderness Travel Trailer, 22' Lite, excellent/like new, options, loaded, sleeps 6, $8,300. Call Tom x8510 or (630)978-3282, or sperry@fnal.gov.

  • '97 Dodge Neon Highline 4 door sedan, green, 4 cyl, PS, AT, AC, dual air bags, valet remote RF auto-start feature, Jensen CD/cassette stereo system, 3 year or 37,500 mile bumper to bumper limited warranty, Carfax clean title history guarantee, 56K miles, excellent condition, $6995 o.bo. Call Dave at 630-375-1477 home or 630-464-8078 cell phone.

  • '94 Grand Prix SE V6 2dr blue with gray interior 82K miles, excellent condition. $5900 OBO Contact Greg 630-272-5985.

  • '92 Mazda MX3 GS V6, 97k mi, good cond., well maintained, drives great, one owner. $3000 obo. Call x6736 or 630-692-1701, leer@fnal.gov.

  • '84 Ford conversion van, 70k, good motor, new tires $200, 630-553-9464.

  • '77 vintage Dodge Charger, special edition, 163K, good condition, $2000 obo, 630-553-9464.

  • All aluminum utility trailer; 6' x 10' low aluminum non slip platform with outside fenders; 2200# torsion axle; 13 wheels with a spare tire; full width aluminum ramp/tail gate; has stake pockets for attaching side boards; comes with an aluminum motorcycle ramp and 3 wheel chocks. The trailer is in excellent condition, is light weight, can be towed with a light vehicle, has about 5000 miles on it and is garage kept by the original owner. Asking $1200. Call Rap @ 879-5506 or x3302.

  • Mac PowerPC Performa 6400/180, 72 MB RAM, 6.4 GB HD, tower/woofer, 15 monitor/speakers, ex modem, Epson 850 ink jet printer, HP scanner, 100 MB Zip, OS 9, WORD, EXCEL, Appleworks, Hypercard. No known problems, stable system. Never exposed to winter salt, used in Florida. ALL $700 x3769, Flora@FNAL.gov

  • Rainbow SE Vacuum Cleaner with Power Nozzle and Aqua Mate, asking $500.00 obo bennett@fnal.gov

  • Golf Clubs, Orlimar Trimetal Woods with graphite shafts,one year old, like new. 14+ 3wood and 18+ 5wood. $125 each. Jim x4293 or 585-0907.

  • Nordic Track WalkFit Treadmill, series 3000 all extras included. Folds down for easy storage. Asking $149, call Julie 630-879-2684.

    For rent

  • 2-Bedroom apartment with new refrigerator, stove, air conditioner, and new tile floor. Includes carpeting in living room and bedrooms with drapes/shades on windows. Large bathroom, gas heating and water included. Tenant pays for own electricity. Laundry room facilities available. $795, 1 year lease. Phone 630/584-4686 or 630/573-4619; ask for Barb.

  • 4 Bdrm home w/2 car garage. Excellent neighborhood in Aurora w/private road. $1,100 per month plus one month security deposit. Utilities not included in rent. As630-801-1775.

    House for sale

  • In very popular Batavia neighborhood, 2-story house built in 1992. Close to School, Fermilab and shopping. Home is on a cul-de-sac with a large lot and water view. Loads of space, 4 bedrooms, 2.1 baths, 2-car garage. The master suite boasts a deluxe bath with skylight. Home has two phone lines in every room and ISDN connection. Excellent value at $224,900.shekhar@att.net.

    Lots for sale

  • Site includes trees planted last fall and a field creek in the back section of the property. Site is situated in a development in the Lee township and is located just about 2 miles west of Lee county and about 2 miles north of HWY 30.Asking $62,500. Call (815)627-9538 or email chappa@fnal.gov for property description and list of covenants.

  • Two acres plus, agricultural lot, with building permit, on Immanuel Road, Yorkville, $80,000 630-553-9464.

    Lawn maintenance

  • Attention homeowners in West Aurora, North Aurora, and Batavia, excellent lawn maintenance available, call Roger 630-859-3789.


  • Repairs and restorations, pick-up and delivery available. 815-695-5460.

  • Attention Fermilab Artists and Artisans: Now is sthe time to show us your artistic side! The Employee's Arts & Crafts Show will be taking place in the 2nd Floor Gallery of Wilson Hall from May 14 to June 15. All Fermilab employees, visiting scientists, retired employees, contractors and their immediate families are encouraged to enter the exhibit. The last exhibit featured and eclectic combination of photographs, prints, paintings, sculptrues, weavings, quilts and jewelry. If you're interested in participating please pick up an application form from the Wilson Hall Atrium desk. Application deadline is April 26 and work must me dropped off on Wednesday May 4, 2001.

    Noon Bible Classes

  • Need wisdom, want understanding? Take a 1 year stud of the scsriptures. Wednesdays at 12 noon in the Huddle. For information call x4432, Jeff Ruffin.

    Letters to the Editor


    In the March 30 issue of FERMINEWS, Judy Jackson mentioned, in her article entitled, "Why is a Sammy Sosa Home Run Like a Higgs Boson? Or, What's a Meta For?" an elusive metaphor. Perhaps it's true that "the truth is a hard deer to hunt," but when hunting for quotations, Judy should have turned to her local Fermilab librarians, who could have told her that the quotation is by Stephen Vincent Benet in his short story, By the Waters of Babylon. Perhaps it is a good thing for Fermilab that the truth is a hard deer to hunt, for the quotation continues, "...If you eat too much truth at once, you may die of the truth."

    Beth Anderson Fermilab Information Resources Manager


    I very much enjoyed your March 30th article "Why Is A Sammy Sosa Home Run Like A Higgs Boson?" Author Judy Jackson writes very clearly! I'm not a physicist or an engineer but I have been working here 21 years. From an outsider's point of view I feel I know a great deal about the lab, though from a physicist's or engineer's point of view, I suspect I know very little. But your article on metaphors was great for a "knowledgeable/un-knowledgeable" person like myself. So often I'm approached, as I suspect many of us are, and asked, "What is Fermilab, and what do you people do there?" Personally, I like to elaborate on a giant microscope metaphor. However, the next question always has me stumped: "What benefits have your discoveries produced in our world besides knowledge?" Do you think Judy could write about the benefits of our research? I would appreciate it for my personal public relations. I love taking people around the lab on tours, but I am always asked that question and really need to give them a more accurate answer.

    Steve Conlon BD-Accelerator Controls Dept.

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