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Monday, July 26, 2004

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


8 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

9:10 a.m.
EHS 10
Introduction to ES&H at Berkeley Lab
Bldg.50 Auditorium

9:30 a.m.
Confined Space Hazards
Bldg. 51-201

1 p.m.
EHS 274
Confined Space Retraining
Bldg. 51-201

2 p.m.
Lead Hazards Awareness
Bldg. 51-201

5 p.m.
Computational Research
Mars Rover Screening
Chip Smith
Bldg. 50B-1211


Morning Editions: Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with Bacon
Market Carvery:
Southwestern Turkey Piccatta with Roasted Corn/Peppers & Black Beans
The Fresh Grille:
BBQ Pork Sandwich with Fries & Rootbeer Float
Pasta Bar with Garlic Bread and Side Salad

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

Stand-Down of CREM
Classified Operations

Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham has ordered that all Department of Energy (DOE) operations using such controlled removable electronic media (CREM) as classified hard drives or computer discs conduct an immediate stand-down to improve procedures for protecting such media. Under the plan, each DOE facility will conduct a stand-down of operations involving CREM starting today (Berkeley Lab doesn't do classified work and thus has no such media on site). Go here for more information.


The Answer, My Friend,
Is Wind Turbines

The Lab will host a half-day conference on a new series of vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT) Thursday. The gathering will focus on the "motivations, concepts, and opportunities" created by this new technology. Installed wind power is growing rapidly as the need for renewable energy sources increases, say organizers. Berkeley Lab has collaborated with other institutions to design wind turbines. Go here for more information about the conference, or contact Glen Dahlbacka (x5358).

Fidelity Chosen to Run
457(b) Retirement Plan

At its last meeting, the University of California Board of Regents announced the selection of Fidelity Investments to provide record keeping and education services for its new 457(b) tax-deferred savings plan. The plan effectively doubles the amount of money UC employees can put into tax advantaged retirement savings. Go here for more details.


Berkeley Lab Adds
Ethanol Station

A new 4,000-gallon ethanol fuel tank in the motor pool at Berkeley Lab has become the first ethanol dispensing station in Northern California. This bio-alternative to gasoline will soon power up to 60 vehicles in the laboratory's onsite ethanol-fueled vehicle fleet. There are approximately 75 vehicles, out of a fleet of 250, at the lab that are capable of using ethanol-85 (E-85), which is a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. Full story.


Blood Drive Held
On Aug. 11 and 12

Lab employees are encouraged to take part in the Lab's next blood drive, on Wednesday, Aug. 11, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Thursday, Aug. 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Both events will be held in Building 70A-3377. To make an appointment, contact Charlotte Bochra (x4268) or visit the American Red Cross website (sponsor code is "LBL"). Those who donate blood must provide identification at the time of their appointment.

Salle Miller

Results From Lab Golf
Tournament Are In

Ralph Salle, with the Facilities Division, and Ed Miller, a recent retiree from Facilities, each won first place in their flights at the Lab's recent golf tournament at Cypress Lakes Golf Course in Vacaville. Salle finished with a score of 71 and Miller, 72. The Lab's golf club is planning another tournament Aug. 14-15 at the Bayonet/Black Horse Golf Course in Monterey. To sign up, contact Nick Palaio (x7177). For information on joining the club, contact Dave Plate (x7232) or visit their website.

Morning fog, then sunny.
Highs: low 70s (23° C).

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