Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2003 13:49:46 -0600

Author: Jerry DiMarco

Subject: Re: regrets


Sorry to hear about your untimely retirement. That's not the way one
wants to leave a job. In my first year here ('95), I attended the Spokane
meeting and took the demo workshop given by you, Zig, Andy, Dick and
Doug. Can't think of a better way to be shown the ropes. Guys like you
shouldn't have to retire, they should just let you keep on going as long as
you want. Are there any emeritus demo people out there? If not, we need
to create positions like that. But first, we need to teach some other
folks how to do long range planning.
What do you plan to do in the meantime? Hope you will still be
hanging out on Tap-L....


At 11:50 AM8/1/2003, you wrote:
>Hi from Austin:
>I will not be attending the AAPT meeting this year. Severe state budget
>cuts have virtually eliminated out of state travel.
>Additionally, the Texas Legislature convinced the University to eliminate
>500 staff positions in an effort to trim 7% from *THIS YEAR'S BUDGET* Any
>staff member who was eligible to retire was "asked" to take the incentive
>Effective August 31, 2003 I will be a retired member of the UT
>Faculty/Staff. I will remain in the university community for the
>foreseeable future. Hopefully, I will be able to attend the AAPT meetings
>in another capacity by next summer.
>Meanwhile, Urs and I will cheer for you from a local pub... Karl
>Dr. Karl I. Trappe Desk (512) 471-4152
>Lecture Demonstration Office Office (512) 471-5411
>Physics Department, Mail Stop C-1600 Home (512) 264-1616
>The University of Texas at Austin
>Austin, Texas 78712-1081
From Fri Aug 1 16:42:45 2003