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Thursday, August 18, 2005

7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Red Wing Shoemobile
Cafeteria parking lot

10 a.m.
LockOut/TagOut Verification
Bldg. 51-201

1:30 p.m.
Ergonomic Awareness for Computer Users
Bldg. 51-201


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

Yoga with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70A-3377

1 p.m.
Confined Space Entry Retraining
Bldg. 51-201

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

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Morning Editions:
Corned Beef Hash with Eggs and Toast

Tomorrow's Breakfast:
Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs

Market Carvery: Tandoori Chicken with Rice and Vegtables
The Fresh Grille: Sloppy Joes with Fries and Coleslaw

Menutainment: Eggplant Parmesan

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

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Townes Symposium:
Free Access for Lab Staff


The registration fee for Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley employees has been waived for an Oct. 6 - 8 symposium honoring physicist and Nobel Laureate Charles Townes, who turns 90 this year and won the prize in 1964 in physics. The symposium, Amazing Light: Visions for Discovery, will feature Lab Director Steve Chu and scientists Raphael Bousso, Saul Perlmutter, Marvin Cohen, Marjorie Shapiro, Adrian Lee, and Donald Glaser. The registration deadline is Sept. 1. All registrants must check in with a valid UC Berkeley or Berkeley Lab ID to receive admittance and conference materials.

DOE Outlines Solar
Energy Research Needs

To help achieve the Bush Administration’s goal of increased use of solar and other renewable forms of energy, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science has released a report describing the basic research needed to produce “revolutionary progress in bringing solar energy to its full potential in the energy marketplace.” The report resulted from a workshop of 200 scientists held earlier this year. Go here to read the report. A DOE press release announcing its release is available here.


Story on ‘Science Today’

Berkeley Lab Life Sciences researcher Paul Williams and his work studying genetic differences in twins is featured in this month’s schedule of one-minute syndicated CBS radio reports produced by the University of California’s Science Today. Williams’ work suggests that regulation of bad cholesterol is heavily influenced by genes, and that diet alone won’t necessarily affect a person’s success in controlling cholesterol levels. Go here to read text or listen to audio of the report.


ALS Parking to be
Limited on Friday

Several parking spots around the Advanced Light Source, Building 7, and Sally’s Alley will be reserved tomorrow. Employees who normally park in these areas are urged to use public transportation.

Marine World, Water
World Tickets Available

Marine World and Water World tickets will be sold on August 23 from noon to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria. Marine World tickets for Sept. 10 are $19 each, which includes free parking. Water World tickets for Sept. 10, 11, and 25 are $12 each. For more information, contact Arabella Schmidt at x2902.

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