Daywatch: Lawmakers want to rename Fermilab


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Last month, at a cemetery in a cornfield in southern Illinois, a military honor guard opened fire in a salute before the body of World War II veteran Keith Tipsord was lowered to the ground.

A fellow machinist, Chipsword was 22 when he died in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Following the attack, his remains were never identified and were initially listed as missing until the Navy recently identified his remains through DNA.

He was five years old when he died and his sister, now 86, vaguely remembers a man in uniform who visited a small house in Moccasin, Illinois.

“My mother said she always expected the door to open and Keith to be there,” Sapp said. Well, now he finally has.

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Illinois legislators have proposed renaming Fermilab’s integrated engineering research center in Batavia after a particle physicist who worked at the facility for 40 years.

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“Illinois’ own Fermilab is a jewel of American innovation at the forefront of cutting-edge science,” said Senator Tammy Duckworth. Over the years, Fermilab’s hundreds of scientists and engineers have dedicated their expertise to scientific discovery, answering some of the world’s most complex problems. Beyond renaming the research center, I think it’s telling a generation of science-minded girls that they belong at the table. ”

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