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Tuesday, November 16
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Accelerator Physics and Technology Seminar - 1 West
Speaker: V. Kamerdzhiev, DESY
Title: Stability Issues of Electron Cooled Beams and Related Instrumentation at COSY

Wednesday, November 17
11:00 a.m. Fermilab ILC R&D Meeting - 1 West
Speaker: W. Wester, Fermilab
Title: ILC Detector Electronics/ASICs Development Fermilab & Collaborators
Speaker: H.E. Fisk, Fermilab
Title: ILC Detector Muon System R&D Fermilab & Collaborators
12:00 p.m. Wellness Works Brown Bag Seminar - Curia II
Speaker: J. Thomson, The Center for Therapeutic Interaction
Title: Parenting Through the Holidays
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK - 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium - 1 West
Speaker: D. Jin, University of Colorado, Boulder
Title: Using a Fermi Gas to Create Bose-Einstein Condensates

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Tuesday, November 16
Golden Broccoli & Cheese soup
Hickory Smoked BBQ Pork $4.75
Japanese Breaded Pork Cutlet $3.75
Hawaiian Marinated Chicken w/Grilled Pineapple $3.75
Toasted Almond Chicken Salad on Low Carb Bread $4.75
Supreme Baked Pizza $2.75
Chicken Fajita Tacos $4.75

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In Memoriam: Susan Mendelsohn
Susan Mendelsohn, of Fermilab's Education Office, died Friday, November 12, 2004, after a courageous battle against cancer. Born January 20, 1942 in Reading, PA, Mendelsohn is survived by her husband, Fermilab physicist Michael Church, and her daughters, Judith and Beth Mendelsohn.

Mendelsohn first started working at Fermilab as a computer professional and instructor in the Business Services Section when she moved to Illinois in 1986. From 1996 to the present, she worked at the Lederman Education Center. Mendelsohn also worked for the Batavia Windmill newspaper, covering city council and school board meetings for several years.

One of the original members of the Fermilab International Folk Dancers, Mendelsohn loved all kinds of dance. Throughout her life she took, and sometimes taught, ballet and exercise classes, including leading stretch exercise for mothers with their small children at the Users' Center for several years while her own children were young. Mendelsohn performed with the Fermilab International Folk Dancers for several years and regularly danced with the group for nearly 17 years.

"Sue was a well-known and much-appreciated personality in the Fermilab community," said Mady Newfield, a friend and fellow member of the dance group and exercise classes. "In addition to her job at Fermilab, she was a mainstay of the Fermilab women's organization, NALWO, which aims to help the families of the many visiting scientists at the lab. Sue had strong convictions and she was always refreshingly candid. Her kindness, generosity and good humor made her outstanding company." Mendelsohn contributed to many of NALWO's activities and served as its secretary for many years.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 21, in Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom, 555 Warwick Drive, Reading, PA 19610. Donations in Mendelsohn's memory may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104, or to a charity of one's choice.

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In the News
From U.S. Newswire, November 15, 2004
Abraham Thanks President Bush for Privilege to Serve Nation; Secretary Lauds Significant DOE Achievements Toward Improved Energy, Nuclear Security
In a letter to President George W. Bush dated November 14, 2004 resigning his position pending the confirmation of a new Energy Secretary, Spencer Abraham touted DOE's significant success toward reducing America's dependence on foreign sources of energy, improving the environment and further securing the homeland through efforts to reduce nuclear proliferation. The following is the text of Secretary Abraham's letter:

Dear President Bush,

I write to once again congratulate you on your re-election. The voters have strongly endorsed your record and vision for this country and have delivered a
Secretary of Energy
Spencer Abraham
highly deserved vote of confidence in you. Clearly, the strength, determination and unflinching leadership you have demonstrated has been fully recognized and appreciated by the nation.

I also write to thank you for having given me the privilege of serving in your administration. It has been an honor to be part of your team and to have worked with you and Vice President Cheney and I am extremely proud and grateful to have been able to contribute and help advance your agenda.
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From Reuters, November 15, 2004
Energy Secretary Abraham Resigns Post
By Steve Holland and Tom Doggett
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, whose tenure has seen U.S. crude oil prices soar to a record high of nearly $56 a barrel, has resigned but will stay in office until his successor is in place, the White House said on Monday.

Abraham informed President Bush last week of his decision and told his own top staff on Monday, the official said.
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Director's Corner
Good Morning!
Mike Witherell
Mike Witherell
The First International Linear Collider Workshop was held at the Japanese laboratory KEK November 13-15. The goals of the ILC collaboration are to develop a complete design of the ILC with a cost estimate and to build prototypes that demonstrate the soundness of the design. Most of the effort will be concentrated at the four large HEP laboratories -- Fermilab and SLAC in the U.S., KEK in Japan, and DESY in Germany -- but many other institutions will make significant contributions as well.

KEK did an excellent job of organizing this meeting, especially since the idea to hold it only developed in August. About 210 scientists attended the meeting, with 60 from the host laboratory and the rest from across the world of High Energy Physics. Accelerator experts discussed the work to be done and how to do it, using all of the resources available at the many laboratories involved.

It was a very important first step for the ILC.

Announcements
Wilson Hall Building Manager Update
Stan Boyson is no longer the Wilson Hall Building Manager. In the interim, please utilize the following contacts:
Randy Sales, x8031
- Electrical
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Cindy Rogers, x3824
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FESS appreciates your patience as they seek to fill this position.

Brown Bag Seminar Tomorrow
Wellness Works will present a Brown Bag Seminar "Parenting Through the Holidays" on Wednesday, November 17 from noon to 1:00 pm in Curia II. Join us for ideas about making the holidays more enjoyable for parents and children and dealing successfully with the stresses of the season.

Hatha Yoga Class
Due to its success, the Fermilab Recreation Office will offer another yoga class, beginning December 9 and running through February 10 (no classes on Dec. 23 & 30). Classes are held on Thursdays from noon to 1:00 p.m. on the 15th floor SW crossover. This 8 week class costs $80.00. There is a maximum of 25 people for this class. A yoga mat is required, but a Recreation Facility membership is not needed. Registration deadline is December 6.

Power Outage News
Meson Tunnels and Buildings
November 16 MS1 and M01 will be without power on Tuesday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM.
November 17 MS2 and M02 will be without power on Wednesday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM.
November 18 MS3, M03 and M04 will be without power on Thursday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM.
November 19 Friday has been reserved as a rain day to cover for any problems that might hinder the above work.

Wanted: Einstein Materials
From Beanie Babies to coffee mugs, you can find Einstein's face on just about anything these days, and symmetry magazine wants to know what kinds of Einstein materials you have. Whether it's a t-shirt or even an action figure, send a photo to Elizabeth Clements or drop by Public Affairs to show off your collection by November 19. Items may be borrowed in order to be photographed for an upcoming issue of symmetry.

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