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Friday, June 4, 2004

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class
Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70A-3377


Control of Damage to Museum Objects by Optical Radiation
Eliyahu Ne'eman, Israel Institute of Technology
Bldg. 90-3148

Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga class
Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70A-3377


Morning Additions: Biscuits & Gravy, 2 Eggs, & Hash Browns
Origins: Curry Baked Hoki with Basmati Rice & Mixed Vegetables
Fresh Grille:
Garden Burger with Sauteed Mushrooms & Swiss Cheese
Menutainment: Viva La Burrito! Chicken or Pork
Full Meal Deal: Cordon Blue Burger, Fries, Side Salad, Rootbeer Float & Pie

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

Full menu


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Lean, Green Tips
For Energy Savings

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Ideas for saving money on soaring energy bills typically range from the obvious to the inconvenient. One options is to solar power your hot-water heater. You can knock 10 percent a year off your bill with an initial $7,000 investment. Brandon Leavitt, president of Solar Service, in Niles, Ill., says his customers save about $1 a day on their energy bills. Leavitt says the systems pay for themselves in about 10 years. Check out Berkeley Lab's Home Energy Saver web site to learn more about solar power. Go here to read the full transcript of the story.


Know Lab Policy On
Multi-Outlet Strips

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Multiple Outlet Strips, or Re-locatable Power Taps, are commonly used throughout offices and labs at Berkeley Lab. These strips are used to simultaneously power all of the computer equipment needed to perform the work. Multiple outlet strips were designed to power computer components, but over time, they have been used to power higher-electrical-load equipment. This equipment, such as heaters, presents a significant risk of overloading electrical circuits. Go here to read the Lab's guidelines for these devices.


Help Needed For
Wall-to-Wall Inventory
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Increased scrutiny of the national laboratories has focused attention on the stewardship of DOE property. As such, this year's wall-to-wall inventory of Berkeley Lab's nearly $6 million in equipment is particularly crucial. Division Property Representatives have already scanned nearly 14,000 assets with a value of $500 million. Although this represents around 85 percent of the total, more work needs to be done. Employees are encouraged to work with their Division Property Personnel to find and scan those last 4,000 assets worth another $100 million. Go here to find the property manager for your group. Go here to view progress reports on the wall-to-wall inventory. Call x5151 with questions or comments.

Badge Office
Closed Monday

The Badge Office will be closed on Monday due to special summer student processing. Normal business hours (8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.) will resume on Tuesday. For information, contact Jim Breckinridge (x4855) or Sam Houston (x4551).

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Great America Tickets
On Sale Next Week

Tickets for Berkeley Lab Day at Great America (Saturday, July 17) will continue to be on sale throughout next week, noon to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria. Checks only will be accepted for payment. For more information, call Arabella Schmidt at x2902.


SANS Security Training Available Once Again


The DOE Cyber Security Training Office is once again offering SANS Institute technical security training. DOE will pay for conference registration, however, participants are responsible for all travel expenses. Go here to review SANS training conferences and relevant track options. Once a specific SANS conference and track number have been selected, go here to order a request form. Request approvals will be delivered via e-mail, which will include further instructions.


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

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SECON level 3

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