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1 p.m.
EHS 256
Lock Out/Tag Out Verification
Bldg. 70A-3377

5:30 p.m.
Yoga Club
Class with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191


8 a.m.
EHS 432
Radiation Protection Lab Safety
Bldg. 70A-3377

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 70-191

2 p.m.
UC Berkeley
3-D Simulation of Nanoscopic Devices
Geoffrey Burr, IBM Almaden Research Center
390 Hearst Mining Bldg. (campus)

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Morning Editions: Avocado and Swiss Omelette with Fruit and Toast
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Biscuits and Gravy with 2 Eggs
Market Carvery: Pot Roast with Carrots, Onions and Potatoes
The Fresh Grille: Tuna Melt with French Fries and Soda
Menutainment: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo with Red Beans and Rice

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Open Enrollment Begins
Wednesday, Nov. 1

This year's Open Enrollment period — during which employees can make  changes to their health and welfare plans online — is Nov. 1-21. Any  adjustments made will take effect on Jan. 1, 2007. An open enrollment  brochure will be mailed to home addresses. Staff can also visit the  Open Enrollment website to review their current plans and learn more  about the changes in store for 2007. The Lab's Benefits Office will  host a vendor fair on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm in  Perseverance Hall, as well as a series of Open Enrollment employee  presentations:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 7, 10 to 11 a.m., Bldg. 50 Auditorium
  • Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2 to 3 p.m., Oakland Scientific Facility  (Bldg. 943-238)
  • Thursday, Nov. 9, 2 to 3 p.m., Bldg. 2-100B
  • Friday, Nov. 10, 1 to 2 p.m., Joint Genome Institute (Room  1449A )

Safety Pitfalls Fill
Haunted Mansion

To help celebrate Halloween and improve safety at the Lab, the Facilities Division's WOW (Workers Observing Workers) Team is hosting a haunted mansion in Perseverance Hall Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is designed to promote injury prevention and awareness of at-risk behaviors among employees using "scary" displays of industrial accidents. Add to the fun by showing up in costume.

Drilling May Provide
Global Warming Solution
By Janet Wilson

Surrounded by cornfields and cows, Thornton, CA, a gas-and-go exit off Interstate 5 south of Sacramento, seems an unlikely place to solve global warming. But for months, researchers, including Berkeley Lab earth scientists Sally Benson and Larry Myer, have been quietly negotiating with a local farming family to bury carbon dioxide below their tomato fields northeast of town. Full story.

Flu and Pneumonia
Vaccinations for Staff

Health Services is offering influenza and pneumonia vaccinations on Friday, in Building 26 and at the Joint Genome Institute. A clinic will be held in Building 937 on Nov. 3. All clinics run from 8 a.m. to noon. Call Health Services at (510) 486-6266 to make an appointment for all clinics. Cost is $10 per shot.

Dance Club Begins
New Series of Classes

Employees who've always wanted to learn how to waltz, or brush up on their existing skills, are invited to join Berkeley Lab's Dance Club on Monday, when they start the first in a series of classes on this classic dance style. All classes, held in the Building 51 (Bevatron) lobby, are free and open to dancers of all levels.
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