Fermi National Laboratory

Volume 22  |  Friday, October 29, 1999  |  Number 21
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November 9

Novelist Alex Matthews, author of the Cassidy McCabe mystery series, will speak to the Fermilab Writers' Club on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM in WH2NE (aka, "The Snake Pit"). Matthews, a psychotherapist who lives, writes and sets her novels in Oak Park, will address character development in fiction. Titles in the Cassidy McCabe series include "Wanton's Web," "Vendetta's Victim" and "Satan's Silence." Contact Bruce Worthel (worthel@fnal.gov), X8663

November 12 Film Series Presents:

Woman in the Dunes (Suna no onna). Dir: Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japan (1964), 123 min. Nominated for Best Foreign Film and Best Director Academy Awards and winner of the Jury Special Prize at Cannes. Ramsey Auditorium, Wilson Hall. Tickets are $4.00

November 20

Arts Series Presents:

Natalie MacMaster, a violinist from Nova Scotia performs in flat-out-star quality. This fiddler and step dancer from Nova Scotia has become Cape Breton's musical ambassador. Performance begins promptly at 8:00 p.m. Ramsey Auditorium, Wilson Hall. Tickets are $18. For more information call (630) 840-ARTS or contact http://www.fnal.gov/culture/


English Classes, Thursday at the Users' Center, 10-11:30, free classes. NALWO coffee for newcomers & visitors every Thursday at the Users' Center, 10:30-12, children welcome. In the auditorium, International folk dancing, Thursday, 7:30-10 p.m., call Mady, (630) 584-0825;

Sunday, Nov. 14

Barn dance in the Kuhn Village Barn from 7 to 10 p.m. Music provided by Joel Mabus, Lynn "Chirps" Smith, and Fred Campeau. Calling will be by Dot Kent.

Sunday, Nov. 21

Afternoon barn dance in the Kuhn Village Barn from 2 to 5 p.m. Music provided by Danny Miller and Friends. Calling will be by Paul Ford.

*All barn dances are taught and people of all ages and experience levels are welcome. Admission is $5, children under 12 are free (12-18 $2). The barn dances are sponsored by the Fermilab Folk Club. For more info, contact Lynn Garren, x2061 or Dave Harding, x2971.


Compliant: Y2KTeV

The Kaons at the Tevatron (KTeV) experiment, dubbed "the time machine" for its observations of time asymmetry in neutral kaon decay, established its Y2K compliance by tampering with time again. KTeV commemorated the millennium on 21 October 1999, turning the experiment's control room clocks ahead to 4 January 2000 to test on-line systems with a big assist from Fermilab's Computing Division. The test was completed at 1515(3:15 PM) on 21 October, wth the log entry dated as "10/21/99 - 1/4/00 Day shift." "It was a lo-o-o-ng shift," quipped KTeV experimenter Bob Hsiung. Tapes where written and read back. The date was set back to the true date after the test. Experimenters celebrated the success with shouts of "Happy New Year!" before returning to the current century.

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