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Monday, March 8
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: M. Weinstein, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Title: Quantized Cosmology
3:30 p.m. Director's Coffe Break - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: NuMI/MINOS Downstream Installation

Tuesday, March 9
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Physics Seminar (NOTE DATE) - Curia II
Speaker: P. Langacker, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Implications of a Heavy Z' Gauge Boson 3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK 2nd Flr X-Over

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Orbach Cites "21st Century Challenges," Domenici Criticizes Flat Funding in Senate's FY05 Budget Hearing
Dr. Raymond Orbach
Dr. Raymond Orbach
Dr. Raymond Orbach, Director of the Department of Energy's Office of Science, on Thursday told the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water that the $3.4 billion budget request for FY05 "will set us on the path toward addressing the challenges that face our nation in the 21st Century," though the package for the Office of Science represents a $68.5 million decrease from the FY 2004 appropriation levels.

Chairman Pete Domenici (R-NM) opened the hearing by expressing his disappointment in flat funding for basic science research at DOE, which has, according to the chairman, "not kept pace with funding at the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation." Ranking Member Harry Reid (D-NV) concurred with the Chairman in his opening remarks, adding his specific disappointment in the decreased funding request for the Office Science. Reid also said decreased funding in research only stands to hurt the U.S. in the long run.
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February News from the Users' Executive Committee
The Users' Executive Committee met on February 21, 2004. Highlights of the meeting include a discussion with Eric Prebys on the efforts underway to increase proton intensities out of the Booster over the next few months and years, a summary of the state of beam
William Trischuk
William Trischuk
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at the UEC meetings.
instrumentation around the lab with Bob Webber and a discussion with the Director on the tremendous strides being made in collider luminosity. Thirteen members of the UEC (and GSA) are now in the process of making appointments to visit various senators and congressmen when they make their annual pilgrimage to Washington at the end of March. Planning for the annual Fermilab Users' Meeting, which will be June 2-3, 2004, is now at an advanced stage with various speakers being lined both from inside the lab as well as distinguished visitors from other labs and the funding agencies. For more details please read the full minutes of the meeting available online.

Accelerator Update
March 3 - March 5
- Operations established one store, which added to an already existing store, provided approximately 44 hours and 33 minutes of luminosity to the experiments.

View the current accelerator update
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

In the News
From the House Committee on Science, March 4, 2004
Committee Offers Views and Recommendations on Annual Budget
Washington, DC WASHINGTON, March 4, 2004 - Today, the House Science Committee publicly released its recommendations, or "Views and Estimates," on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 budget.

"As the House and Senate begin consideration of the President's FY05 budget request, there is no question that a great deal of debate will revolve around the budget deficit and its impact on the long-term economic health of the Nation," said the Committee. "As these discussions move forward, the Science Committee urges Congress to recognize the importance and contributions of science and technology to productivity and economic growth-and consequently-fiscal security. Indeed, nothing benefits federal revenues over the long-term as much as accelerated economic growth, and nothing fuels long-term growth more than science and technology."
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Director's Corner
It's a Twister!
A tornado is a violent,
rotating column of air
extending from a
thunderstorm to the
Every year, an average of 31 tornadoes occur in Illinois, and the majority of them occur in the spring. Most tornadoes produce winds that range from 60 to 112 mph, but the most violent storms can produce winds up to 318 mph. Last Tuesday, during Illinois' Severe Weather Awareness Week, Fermilab's ES&H section conducted its annual tornado drill to test the tornado sirens and site wide emergency alert system. Annual drills serve as reminders to review tornado safety.

If the National Weather Service issues a Tornado Watch, tornadoes are possible. Watch the sky and listen to the radio or television for more information. Be prepared to take shelter. If you see any rotating funnel-shaped clouds, report them immediately by telephone to your local law enforcement agency. A Tornado Warning means that a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Take shelter immediately. Turn on a battery-operated radio or television and wait for the "all clear" announcement by authorities.

If you are outdoors when any watches or warnings are issued, get inside a substantial building immediately. If shelter is not available, or if there is no time to get indoors, lie in a ditch or crouch near a strong building. If you are in a vehicle, try to take shelter immediately in a nearby building. Never try to outrun a tornado in a vehicle. If there isn't time to get indoors, get out of the vehicle and lie in a ditch that is away from the vehicle.

Contact your warden to find out which tornado shelter at Fermilab is closest to you.

Have a great day and let's work safely all week!
Safety Tip of the Week Archive

Email Virus Update
Starting Tuesday, March 9th, 2004, the FNAL Email Gateways will stop delivering messages that are identified as containing a virus. These messages will be deleted at the gateway. Currently the virus is removed and replaced with a text warning from the postmaster and then delivered to the recipient. Questions and comments can be addressed to the FNAL Postmaster via the Helpdesk.
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Upcoming Classes and Free Seminar
March 16 - Cascading Style Sheets
March 17 & 18 - Dreamweaver XM
March 24- Acrobat Seminar, One West, presented twice: at 11:30 - 12:30 and 12:30 - 1:30
April 13 - Access 2000 Intro
April 27 & 29 - Authoring Tech Reports Using MS Word
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Lost Scarf
A white, green and gray crocheted scarf was lost in the parking lot of Wilson Hall on Friday. The scarf was handmade and very sentimental. If found, please call Suzanne at x3314.

Fermilab Barnstormers Annual Delta Dart Indoor Model Airplane Contest
The annual Fermilab Barnstormers' Delta Dart Indoor Model Airplane contest will be this Wednesday, March 10, at the Village Barn. Entry is free for those 12 years old and younger, and $1.00 for adults. This event is only for the Fermilab community (close family and friends). Please arrive promptly at 5:30 p.m. to enter the contest, and the actual flying will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m. All materials are provided by the club. Look for more information in upcoming issues of Fermilab Today.
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Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, at the Geneva American Legion Post. Newcomers are always welcome. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

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