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Herb York, Laboratory's first director, dies

May 22, 2009- 
Herbert Frank York, the Laboratory's first director, died Tuesday, May 19, in San Diego, Calif. He was 87.York was born November 24, 1921, in Rochester, NY. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Rochester in 1943. Upon leaving Rochester, York joined the staff of E.O. Lawrence's University of California Radiation Laboratory (UCRL) in Berkeley. Under the auspices...

Herb York, Laboratory's first director, dies

May 22, 2009- 
Herbert Frank York, the Laboratory's first director, died Tuesday, May 19, in San Diego, Calif. He was 87.York was born November 24, 1921, in Rochester, NY. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Rochester in 1943. Upon leaving Rochester, York joined the staff of E.O. Lawrence's University of California Radiation Laboratory (UCRL) in Berkeley. Under the auspices...

Herb York, Laboratory's first director, dies

May 22, 2009- 
Herbert Frank York, the Laboratory's first director, died Tuesday, May 19, in San Diego, Calif. He was 87.York was born November 24, 1921, in Rochester, NY. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Rochester in 1943. Upon leaving Rochester, York joined the staff of E.O. Lawrence's University of California Radiation Laboratory (UCRL) in Berkeley. Under the auspices...

Herb York, Laboratory's first director, dies

May 22, 2009- 
Herbert Frank York, the Laboratory's first director, died Tuesday, May 19, in San Diego, Calif. He was 87.York was born November 24, 1921, in Rochester, NY. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Rochester in 1943. Upon leaving Rochester, York joined the staff of E.O. Lawrence's University of California Radiation Laboratory (UCRL) in Berkeley. Under the auspices...

'Tax Talk' at the Tracy Library

May 22, 2009- 
"Tax Talk 2009" will be presented at the Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Eaton Ave., Tracy on Tuesday, June 9, at 6:30 p.m.  Come find out valuable tips and information from H&R Block tax specialists, who will discuss the revised 2009 Economic Stimulus changes. They will explain increased benefits for first–time homebuyers, the new credit incentives and other tax provisions. There also will be a...

News Briefs: May 22, 2009

May 22, 2009- 
Site 300 controlled burn set for Tuesday The annual controlled burn at Site 300 is scheduled to begin following the Memorial Day weekend, weather conditions permitting. The controlled burn is conducted each year to help prevent wildfires from spreading to or from the site. The burn process will involve careful burning along the site fence line and parts of the interior area...

News Briefs: May 22, 2009

May 22, 2009- 
Site 300 controlled burn set for Tuesday The annual controlled burn at Site 300 is scheduled to begin following the Memorial Day weekend, weather conditions permitting. The controlled burn is conducted each year to help prevent wildfires from spreading to or from the site. The burn process will involve careful burning along the site fence line and parts of the interior area...

News Briefs: May 22, 2009

May 22, 2009- 
Site 300 controlled burn set for Tuesday The annual controlled burn at Site 300 is scheduled to begin following the Memorial Day weekend, weather conditions permitting. The controlled burn is conducted each year to help prevent wildfires from spreading to or from the site. The burn process will involve careful burning along the site fence line and parts of the interior area...

Presidential visit for leadership program

May 15, 2009- 
The inaugural class of the Laboratory's National Security Leadership Program (NSLP) recently returned from Texas A&M University after completing the year-long program conducted by the Bush School of Government and Public Service. A highlight of the program was their meeting with former President George H.W. Bush at his office in Houston last week. The fellows discussed the NSLP and the...

Biodefense Knowledge Center's workload grows

May 15, 2009- 
Given the multifaceted nature of the threats facing the U.S. in an age where information grows increasingly profuse and complex, it is not at all surprising that national demand for the Laboratory's Biodefense Knowledge Center (BKC) continues to expand.While most of us only think about biological dangers when they hit the news, such as the current H1N1 "swine flu" panic or the recent avian...

Maritime exercise shows off radiation detection

May 15, 2009- 
Several dozen military and law enforcement officials tested their radiation detection equipment and polished their skills during a two-day exercise last month on San Francisco Bay.Sponsored by LLNL and the Monterey-based Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), the exercise focused on detecting nuclear materials on the first day and screening small boats for similar materials the next day."I think...

Maritime exercise shows off radiation detection

May 15, 2009- 
Several dozen military and law enforcement officials tested their radiation detection equipment and polished their skills during a two-day exercise last month on San Francisco Bay.Sponsored by LLNL and the Monterey-based Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), the exercise focused on detecting nuclear materials on the first day and screening small boats for similar materials the next day."I think...

Maritime exercise shows off radiation detection

May 15, 2009- 
Several dozen military and law enforcement officials tested their radiation detection equipment and polished their skills during a two-day exercise last month on San Francisco Bay.Sponsored by LLNL and the Monterey-based Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), the exercise focused on detecting nuclear materials on the first day and screening small boats for similar materials the next day."I think...

Salad days of diversity supplant the melting pot

May 15, 2009- 
The American people are like a salad. It is a whole meal but it has a whole lot of different ingredients.That was the message from J.D. Hokayama, CEO of Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics Inc. (LEAP), Tuesday during his presentation "One Nation In-di-vis-able – Can Hyphenated Americans Honor Their Heritage and Embrace a New National Unity?"Hokayama said the days of America as the...

NIF project now on the path to ignition

May 15, 2009- 
"We are definitely on the path to ignition now."That bold statement by Chris Haynam kicked off the latest in a series of seminars about the National Ignition Campaign (NIC), the program of experiments leading to the ultimate goal of fusion ignition on the National Ignition Facility (NIF).Haynam is the physicist responsible for modeling and testing the quality and performance of NIF's lasers....

NIF project now on the path to ignition

May 15, 2009- 
"We are definitely on the path to ignition now."That bold statement by Chris Haynam kicked off the latest in a series of seminars about the National Ignition Campaign (NIC), the program of experiments leading to the ultimate goal of fusion ignition on the National Ignition Facility (NIF).Haynam is the physicist responsible for modeling and testing the quality and performance of NIF's lasers....

NIF project now on the path to ignition

May 15, 2009- 
"We are definitely on the path to ignition now."That bold statement by Chris Haynam kicked off the latest in a series of seminars about the National Ignition Campaign (NIC), the program of experiments leading to the ultimate goal of fusion ignition on the National Ignition Facility (NIF).Haynam is the physicist responsible for modeling and testing the quality and performance of NIF's lasers....

Forensics helps NPS officer detect his niche

May 15, 2009- 
Major Bill Short's time at the Laboratory may turn out to be brief, but he believes it just might stand out as one of the most valuable experiences of his career.With 20 years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps, Short enrolled in the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey. There he learned about an LLNL research opportunity in the area of standoff detection of explosives. In January, he...

Chung Bothwell selected to lead UNCLE board

May 15, 2009- 
View calendar of public events Chung Bothwell, a resource manager for the Condensed Matter and Materials Division and the Fusion Energy Program of the Lab’s Physical and Life Sciences (PLS) Directorate, was elected as chair of the board of directors of the UNCLE Credit Union at its annual membership meeting April 16. Since the UNCLE Credit Union has a community charter, not...

Chung Bothwell selected to lead UNCLE board

May 15, 2009- 
View calendar of public events Chung Bothwell, a resource manager for the Condensed Matter and Materials Division and the Fusion Energy Program of the Lab’s Physical and Life Sciences (PLS) Directorate, was elected as chair of the board of directors of the UNCLE Credit Union at its annual membership meeting April 16. Since the UNCLE Credit Union has a community charter, not...