http://www.aviationnow.com/awin/awin_awst/awin_awst_section_story.jsp?issueD ate=2003-11-03§ion=Washington+Outlook Washington Outlook Rename Lawrence Livermore Lab for Teller, Rep. Hunter Proposes Aviation Week & Space Technology 11/03/2003, page 19 Edited by James R. Asker NAME GAME Physicist Edward Teller, a lightning rod for the old Strategic Defense Initiative and a fervent advocate of nuclear weapons, is sparking controversy even from the grave. That's because of a proposal by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) to rename the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in honor of Teller, who died in September at 95. Teller was the lab's second director and an associate of physics pioneer Ernest O. Lawrence, for whom it was named in 1958. Lab officials have been considering a way to honor Teller's contributions but not by renaming the facility the Teller Livermore National Laboratory. One LLNL proposal is to name its $92-million, 253,000-sq.-ft. supercomputer simulation facility in his honor. Another is to remember him with a collaborative science center, although that project hasn't been funded. Apparently, Hunter's legislative vehicle is the Fiscal 2004 defense authorization bill, but he's not talking. Instead, the change is being discussed behind the closed doors of the House-Senate conference committee that is reconciling differences in their respective spending proposals.