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May 2000

Sync your teeth into spring at 40th anniversary Fling

This year's Spring Fling will be no flash in the pan. Party planners at the Employee Activities Committee have packed the annual bash for all staff and their families with special features in honor of UCAR and NCAR's 40th anniversary. This year the Fling will take place on the mesa, starting at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, 12 May. On tap, besides beer, will be:

One perennial sign of Spring Fling has an extra touch this year. Two UCAR/NCAR T-shirts have been specially designed by Heidi Lewis, manager of the soon-to-debut NCAR Science Store, in honor of the 40th anniversary. Look for it at the Fling or shortly thereafter.

Bob Henson

How can we keep from syncing?

Take a walk with us through four years of the Spring Fling's lip-sync competition--and, by extension, 50 years of music history. For the full, glorious history of lip syncing, check the EAC's tongue-in-cheek timeline. (Photos by Carlye Calvin.)

1996: Alternative transportation took on new meaning as these COMET Program refugees grooved to the Who's "Magic Bus."

1997: Tim Barnes (top, from the Education and Tour Program) and David Failing (formerly of SCD) wowed the crowd with choreography set to "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)," by They Might Be Giants.

1998: Tragic romance made for comic lip sync as HR's The DO-Bobs emoted to the Shangri-Las' "Leader of the Pack." Laurie Carr (far right) was the lead singer, smitten by tricyclist Bob Roesch (below).

1999: Tut-Tut: Steve Hinson strutted his stuff as the Fling's unofficial king, backed by a rendition of Steve Martin's "King Tut" and a set of dancers and musicians from F&A.

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