November 2000 Newsletter Highlights

The Health Physics Society's November 2000 issue of the Newsletter has 40 pages of great information and includes the 34th Midyear Topical Meeting Preliminary Program Insert.

  • COVER — This month's cover and accompanying stories will bring you up to date on the National Materials Program and the status on Agreement States.
  • EDITORIAL — Andy Karam suggests that mongrels are more robust than purebreds and how this applies to health physicists.
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — President Rohwer gives his view about changing the name of the Society.
  • BELTWAY — Fall is in full swing in Washington, D.C., with Congress returning from an August recess. Don't forget Election Day is 7 November!
  • CORRESPONDENCE — There's a lot of give and take on "What is an HP," a radon website, the Truth, and nuclear energy.
  • SECTION NEWS — The Power Reactor Section distributed radiation science kits to 30 teachers who attended this summer's Energy Standards Workshop at SONGS.
  • CHAPTER NEWS — William Lorenzen from the New England Chapter gives highlights from their Annual Meeting; members of the New Jersey Chapter held a workshop for 4th to 8th grade science teachers; and the South Texas Chapter met in Waco for its Annual Meeting.
  • AGENCY NEWS — NRC Historian examines history of radiation protection; NRC relocates Public Document Room Services; and the NRC broadcasts Commission Meetings live over the Internet.
  • Fred Ferate tells of upcoming changes in the regulations for transporting radioactive material.
  • NOTES — Three new books are listed and more information on the upcoming Annual Meeting to be held in Cleveland is in this month's Newsletter.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS — The Florida Chapter will be holding their fall meeting 3-4 November in Daytona Beach, Florida; Gary Mattesich from Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation will present a paper at BAER 2000; and the Teacher of the Year thanks the Society.
  • The Position Statement "Compatibility in Radiation-Safety Regulations" is included in this Newsletter.
  • CHP CORNER — The AAHP needs a few good men and women to serve as AAHP officers.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — There are five pages of display ads, 17 short courses, and eight job offers from Washington, D.C., California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and the U.S. Navy.

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