Vice President Dick Cheney was greeted by two standing ovations from the crowd yesterday at the annual conference sponsored by the Nuclear Energy Institute. Cheney is the architect of the Bush administration energy plan, which calls for increased use of nuclear power in the U.S. In celebration of the change of heart in Washington, D.C., where the nuclear industry had been on the outs for years, conference organizers gave out super balls that glow in the dark (no joke). Christian Poindexter, a nuclear power executive, said, "In my wildest dreams, when I was over at the White House in March, I couldn’t imagine them getting so behind us."