Fermilab TodayMonday, October 11, 2004  

Monday, October 11
2:30 p.m. Theoretical Astrophysics Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: K. Kadota, Fermilab
Title: CMB and Inflation Model Building -- Particle Theorist's View
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. All Experimenters' Meeting - Curia II
Special Topic: Electron Cooling Installation

Tuesday, October 12
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over

Monday, October 11
French Quarter Gumbo
French Dip w/ Horseradish Cream Sauce $4.75
Honey Garlic Pork Chop $3.75
Italian Panini with Provolone $4.75
Pizza $2.75
Sweet n' Sour Chicken with an Egg Roll $4.75
Wilson Hall Cafe Menu
Chez Leon
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Brookhaven's Steve Peggs Named New Head of LARP
Last month Steve Peggs of Brookhaven National Laboratory became the new head of the U.S. LHC Accelerator Research Program. He took over from Fermilab's Jim Strait, who was LARP's acting program
Steve Peggs
Steve Peggs
leader and head of its construction project. Strait now heads Fermilab's Particle Physics Division.

Four U.S. laboratories - BNL, Fermilab, LBNL and SLAC - collaborate with CERN's Large Hadron Collider through LARP. Its mission, Peggs said, is "making sure that the best accelerator physicists in the U.S. are available to help with LHC commissioning," while at the same time developing and preserving U.S. resources and know-how in the field. LARP's mission also includes R&D for future LHC upgrades, Peggs said. "We want to help the LHC make more luminosity, earlier," Peggs said.

Peggs is a member of the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel. He has been at Brookhaven's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider since 1992, and has also been adjunct faculty at State University of New York, Stony Brook. In the past he held posts at CERN, the SSC and, from 1989 to 1992, at Fermilab, where he was cospokesperson for the Nonlinear Beam Dynamics experiment at the Tevatron.

Summer Volleyball League Produces Two Champion Teams
Volleyball Champtions
From left to right: Dan Johnson, Denton Morris, Angela Prosapio, Jean Slisz, Randy Zifko (captain), Rene Padilla. Not pictured: Lisa Budlong, Lindsey Mieling. (Click on image for larger version.)
The summer is over, and so are the games of the Fermilab Summer Volleyball League. Eight teams began the season on June 7, and during the last week of play four of them still had the chance to finish at the top. When all games were over and the sand was shaken out of the clothes, the teams of captains Randy Zifko and Tony Vaiciulis had recorded the highest number of wins over the course of the season. Both teams were declared to be champions -- a repeat of last year's finish when the two teams had tied as well.
Volleyball Champions
From left to right: Tony Vaiciulis (captain), Sabine Lammers, Oscar Gonzalez Lopez, Max Goncharov, Jeffrey Miles, Fedor Ratnikov, Natalia Ratnikova, Elena Nomerotskaia, Yuri Gotra. Not pictured: Katherine Copic, Sebastian Carron Montero, Kirsten Tollefson. (Click on image for larger version.)
In the News
From Chicago Tribune, October 8, 2004
Electric plant eyed for east side site
BATAVIA -- The Batavia City Council has taken the first step--and spent the first $1.1 million--toward building a new electrical substation in the east side industrial section.

Aldermen unanimously voted this week to purchase a 7.73-acre parcel on Hubbard Avenue in the Batavia Business Park as the site for the proposed substation. That land is just south of the Suncast manufacturing plant and across Kirk Road from the future home of Diamond Star factory.
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Safety Tip
Flu Prevention
With the shortage of flu vaccine this year, it is certain that many healthy adults are going to have trouble getting a flu shot. Whether or not you are successful in getting innoculated, here are some tips to help you minimize your risk of infection and reduce spread of the flu bug to others.
  • Don't run yourself down; eat right, exercise and get plenty of rest.
  • Wash your hands often. One of the most common ways people catch the flu is by rubbing their nose or their eyes after their hands have been contaminated with a virus.
  • Use disposable tissues to wipe or blow your nose.
  • Use proper cough etiquette. Turn your head and cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue or the inside of your elbow if a tissue is unavailable.
  • Avoid close contact with people when you are sick. The most important thing is to stay home until you're better, especially if you have a cough and fever. You should stay home until a fever has passed for 24 hours to prevent spreading.
In addition, there are a number of antiviral drugs that can be helpful in dealing with the flu. They are amantadine (Symmetrel), rimantadine (Flumadine), oseltamivir (Tamiflu), and zanamivir (Relenza). These drugs can be used to prevent infection following acute exposure or as a general precaution for the entire flu season. They can also be useful in treating an infection once it has occurred. You should talk with your private doctor to determine whether these drugs are right for you.

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

Power Outage News
Tevatron Tunnel, Service Buildings, Sumps, and Computer Links
October 16 Power will be off to all of Tevatron for 8 hours starting at 7 AM on Saturday. This outage is for Feeder 45 work.
Kautz Road Substation
October 18 The power will be off to all of the Main Injector service buildings and its tunnel for one hour starting at 10 AM.

Upcoming Classes
October 14 & 15: Interpersonal Communications Skills for Administrative, Support Staff and other Professional Positions (two consecutive half-days - mornings and two consecutive half-days - afternoons).
November 16 & 17: Behavioral Interviewing (Talent Selection) two consecutive half-days
December 13 - 17: Advanced Linux Administration
December 14 & 15: Behavioral Interviewing (Talent Selection) two consecutive half-days
more information

Spam Assassin Software
On the morning of Monday, October 11, the Computing Division will upgrade the Spam Assassin software on the mail filtering machines. This new version of the software should be more effective in correctly tagging the current waves of spam. Due to the redundancy built into the mail system the upgrade should have no noticeable service interruptions.

Scottish Country Dancing
Scottish Country Dancing will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 12, at the Geneva American Legion Post. Info at 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194 or folkdance@fnal.gov.

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