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April 20 , 2005  

NOAA's NWS Jason Franklin (center), Me¬soscale Meteorologist and Combined Federal Campaign Manager at Eastern Region Headquarters for 2004, accepts the award for Outstanding Overall Campaign from Patrick Foye (left), Chairman, United Way of Long Island, and Thomas Rosati (right), Chairman, local Federal Coordinating Committee. Eastern Region headquarters raised over $18,000 for the Long Island Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) for 2004, an increase of 15 percent over 2003 contributions. "This year we had 100 percent participation because we used a strategy that would engage all our employees," said Franklin, CFC Campaign Manager for the last two years. "Although we all have personal hardships, we tried to convey the importance of the plight of those less fortunate than us in a meaningful way and the range of diverse charities that can be supported."

"Professor Weather" demonstrates his "world famous" Hair Dryer & Floating Ping Pong Ball, which illustrates the dynamic relationship between air speed and pressure. NOAA's NWS Southern Region Meteorologist Dennis Cain, also known as Professor Weather, took his act to Dallas, TX, recently for the 53rd National Science Teachers Association Convention. More than 10,000 teachers from across the nation turned out for the event. Cain usually performs his weather-related tricks in classrooms to entertain and enlighten youngsters with his innovative approach to meteorology and weather safety education. Cain was one of a number of NOAA and NWS employees staffing a large NOAA exhibit. Photo by Greg Story, Forecaster, West Gulf River Forecast Center, Fort Worth, TX.

Maine Emergency Management Agency Director Art Cleaves answers questions from the media concerning the state response to potential flooding as Gray, ME, Warning Coordination Meteorologist John Jensenius looks on. Due to the potential threat of flooding, the National Weather Service Office in Gray hosted a press conference/media briefing which included briefings from the NOAA National Weather Service Offices in Gray and Caribou, the Maine Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Maine Geological Survey, and the Maine State Planning Office. Local NBC, CBS, ABC, and WB stations covered the briefing. Photo by Mark Turner, Hydrologist, WFO Caribou.

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