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Thursday, August 5, 2004

7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Ironage Shoemobile Visit
Cafeteria parking lot

10 a.m.
EHS 260
Basic Electric
Bldg. 51-201


10 a.m.
EHS 339
Asbestos Awareness
Bldg. 51-201

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Naomi Hartwig ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70A-3377

1:10 p.m.
College of Chemistry
Principles and Applications of Single Scan Multidimensional Spectroscopy
Lucio Frydman, Weizman Institute
Bldg. D-64 Hildebrand Hall

4 p.m.
Is Cosmic Acceleration Telling Us Something About Gravity?
Mark Trodden
Bldg. 50B-4205


Morning Editions: Chorizo Scramble with Flour Tortillas and Home Fries
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Two Eggs with Biscuit & Gravy
Pork & Shrimp Chow Mein Bowl with 20 oz. Dansani Water
The Fresh Grille:
Garden Burger Parmigiana Sub with Pasta Salad
Market Carvery:
Seafood Linguini with Clams, Mussels & Crispy Calimari & Choice of 2 Sauces
Full Meal Deal: Chili-Cheese Burger, Onion Rings, Side Salad, Coke, & Pie

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu

Nolan, left, and Chu seal the deal

DOE, Lab Reaffirm
Operating Principles

In one of his first official acts at Laboratory Director, Steven Chu signed his name this week to an agreement with the Department of Energy's Berkeley Site Office (BSO) outlining a set of principles governing mutual interactions between the two organizations. Chu and BSO Director Dick Nolan committed their respective employees to abide by the updated guidelines originally developed in 1995 to ensure a beneficial and cooperative working environment in daily interactions. "The principles were negotiated bilaterally and are emblematic of the evolving productive relationships we've had," Nolan said. Go here to read the Operating Principles.


Protect Yourself Against
West Nile Virus Threat

The recent discovery of the West Nile Virus in a dead bird in Walnut Creek has heightened public concerns about the disease. Although most infected humans will not get sick, Berkeley Lab’s Health Services team has developed a checklist of actions to take in order to protect against an infection, including avoiding mosquitoes where possible. Read all about the virus and the recommended protections here, or visit the West Nile web site here.


Audio Preservation Work
Featured on ABC News

In the early 1980s, Berkeley Lab’s Luis Alvarez was a member of a National Academy of Sciences panel convened to analyze the only known recording that may contain the sounds of President Kennedy’s assassination. Now, more then 20 years later, Berkeley Lab scientists Carl Haber and Vitaliy Fadeyev may become involved in preserving this historical artifact for the National Archives. They are exploring whether the technology they developed to digitally measure aging discs and cylinders can capture and document sounds from the Dictaphone belt recorded by the Dallas police department on November 22, 1963. ABC’s World News Tonight report on the story can be seen here.


Blood Drive Held
On Aug. 11 and 12

Don't forget to sign up for a blood donation on Wednesday, Aug. 11, (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) or Thursday, Aug. 12 (7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) in Building 70A-3377. To make an appointment, contact Charlotte Bochra (X4268) or visit the American Red Cross website (sponsor code is "LBL").

Lawrence Road
Work on Saturday

The Facilities Labor Shop will be working on Lawrence Road in front of Building 72C this Saturday. A flag person will be present as needed to direct traffic. Drivers should use caution in this area. For more information, call Mike Elizalde at x6021.

Morning fog, then sunny.
Highs: low 70s (22° C).

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SECON level 3

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