LBNL Currents

August 11, 1995

Table of Contents

Human Genome Lab a milestone for LBNL

By Lynn Yarris,

The Human Genome Laboratory groundbreaking on Tuesday, Aug. 15, represents another milestone in the history of the Human Genome Project, the national effort to decipher the human genetic code.

When finished, the facility will bring together under one roof the many research teams that make up LBNL's Human Genome Center. Inside the new Laboratory will be space for mapping, sequencing, and cloning activities; biochemistry studies; data processing facilities; cell and tissue culture facilities; equipment and instrumentation rooms; and controlled environmental chambers.

The structure, located on the hillside above Bldg. 74, will be three stories high with 44,000 square feet of space. It is expected to cost $24.7 million and be completed in 1997. The Human Genome Laboratory will be the first new laboratory building since 1986, when ground was broken for the Advanced Materials Laboratory.

The featured speaker at the groundbreaking is Martha Krebs, director of DOE's Office of Energy Research and former LBNL Associate Laboratory Director for Planning and Development. As Associate Laboratory Director, Krebs played an important role in DOE's choice of LBNL in 1987 to host one of three genome centers. The centers are dedicated to constructing high-resolution maps of the human genome and developing technologies to accelerate the mapping and sequencing process.

Krebs will be joined at the ceremony by LBNL Director Charles Shank and Mina Bissell, director of the Laboratory's Life Sciences Division.

The Human Genome Project--spearheaded by DOE and the National Institutes of Health--involves "mapping" the location of some 100,000 genes along the 23 pairs of human chromosomes, then "sequencing," or determining the order of, the three billion base pairs of nucleotides that make up the chromosomes.

The resulting maps and sequences should serve as a standard reference for biologists and medical researchers. They will provide an unprecedented asset for the diagnosis and prevention of cancer and thousands of other diseases that have genetic components. It will also be valuable for the diagnosis and treatment of genetic damage caused by radiation, toxic chemicals, and other environmental pollutants.

LBNL first proposed construction of a Human Genome Laboratory in 1989. The argument was made that interactions within a single building are critical to the success of any large-scale interdisciplinary undertaking. In 1994, President Clinton requested $2.2 million in his DOE budget proposal to Congress to begin construction of the building. Funding was approved and Director Shank has expressed his gratitude to the California congressional delegation and the Administration for their strong support.

The Human Genome Center research teams that will be housed within the new building are led by Interim Center Director Mohan Narla and Deputy Center Director Mike Palazzolo. The teams are currently distributed throughout four groups: biology, sequencing and genomics, informatics, and instrumentation.

The biology group, led by Eddy Rubin, studies transgenic mice to identify human DNA sequences and map important regions of chromosomes 5 and 20. The sequencing and genomics group, led by Chris Martin, focuses on directed and production sequencing, physical mapping of the fruit fly Drosophila, and development of novel cDNA technologies.

The informatics group, led by Frank Eeckman, provides computer-assisted laboratory support for sequence assembly, analysis, and dissemination research. The instrumentation group, led by Joe Jaklevic, provides production support and is responsible for automation and other advanced-technology developments.

All LBNL employees are invited to attend the Human Genome Center groundbreaking ceremonies on Tuesday, Aug. 15,which will begin at 11 a.m.

Human Genome Laboratory Groundbreaking

All employees are invited to attend groundbreaking ceremonies for LBNL's new Human Genome Laboratory, to be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the construction site behind Bldg. 74. There will be presentations by DOE Energy Office Director Martha Krebs, LBNL Director Charles Shank, and Life Sciences Division Director Mina Bissell. There will also be self-guided tours of the existing Human Genome Laboratory, and refreshments.

Extra buses for Groundbreaking

Direct bus service will be offered to and from the Human Genome Laboratory groundbreaking on Tuesday, Aug. 15. A shuttle will depart the Bldg. 50/70 area at 10:45 a.m., picking up passengers near Stores on the way to Bldg. 74. A second bus will depart Bldg. 90 at 10:30 a.m., picking up passengers at Bldg. 69 on the way to Bldg. 74. Return shuttle service will follow the groundbreaking.

All-Hands Meeting

Martha Krebs, director of the DOE Office of Energy Research will hold an all-hands meeting of Laboratory employees at noon on Monday, Aug. 14, in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. All Lab employees are invited to attend.

O'Leary unveils business reforms

By Jeffery Kahn,

Emphasizing the need to change the way the Department of Energy does business, Secretary Hazel O'Leary outlined a series of budget cuts and reforms during an August 3 meeting with DOE employees in Washington.

O'Leary said the Department will implement a plan that will result in savings of $1.7 billion over five years while also streamlining processes and improving services to DOE customers.

The secretary praised the teams responsible for process improvements. Among those making her "honor roll" was a collaboration between LBNL's Technology Transfer Department, DOE's Oakland office, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. O'Leary said their effort will significantly reduce the time involved to contract to do "work for others" (Laboratory work not funded by DOE).

As for how DOE will save $1.7 billion, O'Leary detailed closing and consolidating office space, reductions in overhead costs such as travel, information management, streamlining National Environmental Policy Act processes, asset sales, and reducing the Department's reliance on support service contractors.

O'Leary said additional savings will result from closing and consolidating field offices, the elimination of 3,788 DOE positions, and implementing the Galvin (DOE Laboratories) and Yergin (Basic and Applied Sciences) task force recommendations. At the Oakland field office, staffing levels would be reduced from 441 positions to 342 over five years.

The secretary cited the effort to reform the work-for- others contracting process as her first example of how DOE can improve its operations. She illustrated the cumbersome nature of the process by unfurling a long banner. Inscribed on the banner was a flow chart of actions required before a DOE facility can contract to do work for a funding agency other than DOE.

Among those participating in streamlining this process is Associate Laboratory Director for Industry and Government Partnerships Rod Fleischman, Technology Transfer Department Head Cheryl Fragiadakis, and Rick Inada, a contractor officer and policy analyst in the Technology Transfer Department.

The LBNL team, which is continuing its efforts, has achieved its goal of reducing the processing time by 50 percent, and is working to streamline even more.

LBNL's Fennessey Named to Berkeley Chamber Board

Shaun Fennessey of LBNL Community Relations was installed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce by Mayor Shirley Dean at the annual Chamber dinner on July 27. Chamber President Miriam Ng will head the Board this year. She has asked Fennessey to chair the program committee.

LBNL welcomes new employees

The Laboratory welcomed the following new employees in July:

N e w s W i r e


DOE's Basic Energy Sciences (BES) program may finally get a permanent director after a four-year vacancy. Inside Energy reports that Patricia Dehmer, a chemist and associate director of the environmental research division at Argonne National Laboratory, will be named to head the $733 million program, the largest in DOE's Office of Energy Research (ER). Pending approval by Congress, Dehmer, who was chosen by ER director Martha Krebs, will replace Donald Stevens, who retired in 1991. Dehmer has worked at ANL since receiving her doctorate in chemical physics from the University of Chicago in 1972.

BES is one of the few DOE research programs to remain in favor with Congress. It is slated to receive $791 million for FY96, nearly $60 million above current funding. BES, which is a prime funding agency for LBNL, provides money for basic research in materials and chemical sciences, applied mathematics, engineering and geosciences, energy biosciences, and advanced energy projects. It also has responsibility for funding the operations of most of DOE's national user facilities.


DOE's Energy Research Director Martha Krebs and Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management Director Thomas Grumbly are leading a collaboration to "bridge the gap" between basic research and applied technologies in environmental cleanup efforts. The two DOE officials met with most of the national laboratory directors last month at a "strategic lab council workshop" to discuss formation of the new collaborative program. The program would be funded by EM, and Grumbly says he hopes to obtain $150 million for it in FY97. The program would be administered by the national labs with participation from universities. Details have yet to be worked out, but the goal is to have the ER labs, which are primarily oriented toward basic research, work more closely with EM, which has focused on applying new technologies to specific cleanup needs. No new ER facilities are anticipated, but some scientists at the national labs may have to redirect their research. Calls for research proposals will be issued.


The American Institute of Physics is seeking volunteers with undergraduate or graduate degrees in physics to help it produce a CD-ROM and videotape and maintain an interactive electronic bulletin board on "Careers in Physics." The goal is to provide a convenient and flexible means of advising undergraduate college physics students about the different career tracks available. The CD-ROM and videotape will contain both statistical data and anecdotal stories that reveal what physics-educated people really do in their careers. The electronic bulletin board will profile six physicists every month, posting their biographies on-line and inviting interested students to submit questions. If you are interested in volunteering for either of these projects, contact Kelli Miller at


A two-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) worth nearly $800,000 has been signed between LBNL and Intel Corp. Under the agreement, the Lab's Advanced Light Source will be used in the development of better ways to analyze silicon wafer surface materials and techniques for fabricating integrated circuits with much smaller features than those in use today. Funding for the CRADA includes $531,000 from Intel, $100,000 from DOE's ER-LTT program, and $115,000 in program money from the ALS. Tech Transfer's Glen Dahlbacka, who orchestrated the agreement, says one of the key techniques to be developed should have applications beyond the semiconductor industry. The technique, called "soft x-ray spectromicroscopy," combines x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy techniques with microscopy and x-ray adsorption near-edge structure (XANES).

Paper recycling program puts dent in Lab recycling costs

By Brennan Kreller,

Cost-cutting has taken a new turn with a wastepaper reduction pilot program in the Bldg. 90 complex. If implemented labwide, the program could significantly cut the Laboratory's waste disposal costs, while still providing a valuable resource for recycling.

Through a short-term contract with Richmond Sanitary Service, offices in Bldg. 90 and the surrounding trailers have been equipped with small desktop boxes for collecting used white paper. These boxes are emptied into centrally located bins, also supplied by Richmond Sanitary. The containers and the pick-up services are free. Richmond Sanitary is reimbursed only for the value of the paper they pick up each week.

White paper that can be sorted for the new recycling program includes plain bond, stationery, copier, and printer paper (including Currents). Everything else--colored paper, thermal (shiny) fax paper, and newspaper--goes in the regular trash cans. Magazines can also be recycled if they are made of white paper. The test is to tear a page--if the fibers are white, the magazine is recyclable.

The white paper bins are emptied daily by Facilities Department custodians into large dumpsters. Each Thursday, Richmond Sanitary collects the paper in these dumpsters and transports it to its own facility. UC Berkeley campus waste trucks will continue to pick up the regular recyclable trash (including the wet trash meant for the blue-lined cans), and take it to the Sutta Company, LBNL's current recycler. With the new plan, there should be fewer dumpster loads going to Sutta, says EH&S waste minimization specialist Shelley Worsham. This means lower costs for the Lab, since there is no charge to haul away the white paper.

The success of the new recycling program depends on everyone's willingness to participate, says Facilities Custodial Superintendent Bob Berninzoni. "If everyone tries to make it work, we could potentially save 80 percent of the Lab's office waste removal costs. It only requires a few minutes of time each day."

The pilot program also includes cardboard recycling, which is coordinated with the Association of Retarded Citizens (ARC) in Berkeley. Cardboard is collected in receptacles alongside those for the white paper. ARC collects it weekly at no charge to LNBL, then packages it and sells it to recyclers. The cardboard recycling program is also in effect at Bldgs. 69 and 76.

"This can be a real win-win situation," says Berninzoni. "We could save tens of thousands of dollars in waste removal, and continue to contribute a valuable resource to the community--waste paper."

Worsham emphasizes that in addition to the pilot program, pollution prevention is also an important component of cost cutting, which means simply using less paper and reusing more.

If the pilot program is successful, Worsham says, the plan is to institute the practice lab-wide by October. For more information regarding the pilot program and waste minimization, contact Bob Berninzoni (X5576) or Shelley Worsham (X6123).

Environmental facts

New vision for Lab's safety glasses program

By Mike Wooldridge,

Health Services has revamped its Eye Protection Program in an effort to streamline costs while still making it easy for employees to obtain protective eyewear on-site.

Each year, about 750 LBNL employees, including welders, plumbers, and electricians, as well as researchers working with potentially dangerous chemicals or pressurized gas tanks, get safety glasses for jobs on the Hill. Special prescription glasses can also be distributed to employees using video display terminals.

In the past, Health Services has dispensed both nonprescription and prescription safety glasses. With the new system, employees will pick up nonprescription glasses at Craft Stores (Bldg. 76, X5087), bypassing Health Services altogether. Supervisors will need to fill out a form for new employees to determine if they are eligible for glasses and whether they need prescription or nonprescription glasses.

About half of the employees fitted for prescription safety glasses have had on-site eye exams by the Lab's optometrist, Theresa Liu. To keep exams available on the Hill, fees have been upped from $20 to $35. "The fees weren't covering the entire cost of the tests," says Liu, who is available for eye exams on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The recent changes should cut program costs by approximately 25 percent.

The revamping was the first implementation of "total quality management" practices at Health Services. It was good timing in many ways, with the recent restructuring of many of the Lab's support services, says Health Service's Connie Grondona. "The TQM experience with the safety glasses program has made it easier to evaluate our other programs."

For more information on the safety glasses program, call X7378.

50 Auditorium gets wired

Anyone who uses computer software to do their work--from simple spreadsheets to full-scale multimedia--can now use the software in their presentations in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium.

The Lab has installed a state-of-the-art projection system at the facility that can broadcast high-quality images directly from a computer. The equipment is compatible with Macintosh, PC, and Sun Workstation platforms.

Along with the electronic upgrade, the old 8-foot tall projection screen has been replaced by an 18-foot model.

Audio-Visual Services recommends users make a test run with the new equipment so the computer equipment and software can be coordinated. For more information, or to schedule a presentation, contact Fred Ottens or Sheri Brenner at X6068.

Cafeteria gets new manager

If you've noticed any subtle changes at the cafeteria over the last month, they're probably the work of the new Food Services Manager, Basil Friedman. An accomplished chef and graduate of the California Culinary Academy, Friedman comes to LBNL by way of food services at Chevron in Concord. Among his immediate plans are a reconfiguration of the salad bar, more healthy pasta dishes and salads, and a cook-to-order entree.

Road closure

The road between the Strawberry Canyon Gate and Bldg. 66 will be closed during work hours beginning Wednesday, Aug. 16, due to construction on the Lab's East Canyon Electrical Safety Project. The closure will last about a month. Grizzly Peak Gate will be open during the construction.

DOE plans day outdoors

DOE Oakland welcomes the local community to DOE Family Day, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Oakland Federal Building Plaza. The theme for the day is "Energy Fuels the Future." The outdoor event will feature interactive displays and demonstrations from local DOE labs, food booths, children's activities and live music. LBNL will have its own display, and members of the Lab's music club will provide entertainment.

The Federal Building Plaza is located at 1301 Clay St., near the Oakland City Center/12th Street BART Station. All employees are invited to attend.

Calling all LBNL bowlers

The LBNL Bowling League will kick off the 1995-96 season on Wednesday, Sept. 6. The league bowls every Wednesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Albany Bowl, 540 San Pablo Ave. The season runs through May 8.

All levels of bowlers are welcome. Bowling shoes and balls are available at the bowling alley. The league is open to LBNL, UC, and DOE employees or retirees, and their significant others and families.

An informational meeting has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, at Albany Bowl. For more information call Cynthia Long (X6672), Harold Blair (X7685), Danny Schoen (X7966), or Terry White (X6853).

Currents ONLINE edition

The full text of each edition of Currents is published on the Lab's home page on the World Wide Web. View it at under "Research News and Publications." To set up your computer to access the World Wide Web, call the Mac and PC Support Group at X6858.

Calendar of Events -- August 14 to 25

Calendar items may be sent via e-mail to, Fax to X6641, or Lab mail to Bldg. 65B. The deadline is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

14 m o n d a y


An All-Hands Meeting will be presented by Martha Krebs, Director of the DOE Office of Energy Research at noon in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium.


"Surface Chemistry on the Atomic Scale" will be presented by Norbert Kruse of the Free University of Brussels at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 62-203.


"Recent Status in High-Energy Heavy-Ion Collisions" will be presented by Cheuk-Yin Wong of Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 70A-3377.

15 t u e s d a y


Introduction to EH&S (EHS 10), 9-11:30 a.m., Bldg. 66 Auditorium.

Lockout/Tagout Training (EHS 256), 9-11:30 a.m., Bldg. 51-201; pre-registration required, X6612


11 a.m., behind Bldg. 74; refreshments, special bus service will be provided.


Noon, Bldg. 90-2063


LBNL Library & MELVYL Catalogs, 3 p.m., Bldg. 62-339.

16 w e d n e s d a y


Blood Biosafety Training (EHS 735), 9-10:30 a.m., Bldg. 4-102; pre-registration required, X6612.


Thomas' Register on CD-ROM, 11 a.m., Bldg. 90P.

17 t h u r s d a y


Adult CPR (EHS 123), 9 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 48-109; pre-registration required, X6554.


"RHEED from Epitaxially Growing Surfaces" will be presented by Takaaki Kawamura of the Yamanashi University, Kofu, Japan, at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


"Heregulin in Breast Cancer: Two Sides of the Coin" will be presented by Ruth Lupu of Georgetown University at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 66-316.

18 f r i d a y


"Ultrafast X-Ray Spectroscopy and Measurement Of Ultrashort X-Ray Pulses" will be presented by Ferenc Raksi of UCSD 10:30 a.m. in the Bldg. 71 Conference Room.


"Kinetics and Gene Probing of a Marine Methanotrophic Population for Bioremediation of TCE" will be presented by Kelly Smith of CalTech from noon to 1 p.m. in Koshland Hall, Room 338, UC Berkeley.

21 m o n d a y


22 t u e s d a y


Forklift Recertification (EHS 226), 10-11 a.m., Bldg. 51-201; pre-registration required, X6612.

Earthquake Safety (EHS 135), 10-11:30 a.m., Bldg. 48-109; pre-registration required, X6554.


"Electronic Structure and Chemical Properties of Iron Oxide Films

Grown Epitaxially onto Pt(111)" will be presented by Werner Weiss of the Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany, at 1:30 p.m. in Bldg. 62-203.


TULIP, 3 p.m., Bldg. 62-339.

23 w e d n e s d a y


First Aid (EHS 116), 8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 48-109; pre-registration required, X6554.

Radiation Protection-Radiological Worker I (EHS 430), 8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 51-201, concludes on Friday; pre-registration required, X6612.

24 t h u r s d a y


Laser Safety (EHS 280), 9:30-11:45 a.m., Bldg. 51-201; pre-registration required, X6612.


TULIP, 11 a.m., Bldg. 50-134.


"The Position Sensitive Atom Probe: A New Way to Sneak Up on the

Mechanisms of Catalytic Reactions?" will be presented by George D.W. Smith of Oxford University, UK, at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.

25 f r i d a y


Radiation Protection-Radiological Worker I (EHS 430), 8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 51-201, continued from Wednesday; pre-registration required, X6612.


"Highly Angular Resolved Photoelectron Diffraction from Solid Surfaces" will be presented by Yoshimasa Nihei of the University of Tokyo, Japan, at 11 a.m. in Bldg. 62-203.

LBNL Softball League

Games are played Wednesday evenings on Kleeburger Field.

Results of August 9

Ball Park Estimates 6, Animals 4
Sudz 17, Off The Hill 7
CAMShafts 12, Rated X 9
Environ-Mets 17, Budget Cuts 7
Environ-Mets 12, Rated X 9<
Astros 11, CAMShafts 7

Standings as of August 9


Ball Park Estimates 10-1
Environ-Mets 10-2
Rated X 9-4
Astros 8-4
CAMShafts 7-6
Sudz 4-8
Animals 3-10
Budget Cuts 2-10
Off the Hill 1-11

Dining Center Menu for August 14-18


Early Bird Honey wheat pancakes w/coffee $2.05

Sadie's Grill BBQ ham on a bun w/fries $3.60

Passports South of the Border (a la carte)

Soup Beef vegetable(TM) $1.35 & $1.95

Bistro fare Chicken Caesar salad $3.95


Early Bird Croissant breakfast sandwich w/coffee $2.75

Sadie's Grill Tuna melt w/fries $3.05

Passports South of the Border (a la carte)

Soup Chicken barley(TM) $1.35 & $1.95

Bistro fare Chicken fried steak w/mashed potatoes & vegetables $3.95


Early Bird Biscuit and gravy w/2 eggs & coffee $2.05

Sadie's Grill Grilled chicken breast on a bun w/fries(TM) $3.75

Passports South of the Border (a la carte)

Soup Tomato basil bisque $1.35 & $1.95

Bistro fare Pasta Sautéed w/chicken, tomatoes, pesto, spinach & cheese(TM) $3.95


Early Bird Blueberry pancakes w/coffee $2.05

Sadie's Grill Dill Havarti and smoked turkey on sour w/fries $3.75

Passports South of the Border (a la carte)

Soup Creamy clam chowder $1.35 & $1.95

Bistro fare Pork tenderloin w/caraway, mushrooms, rice pilaf (TM) $3.95


Early Bird Ham scramble w/coffee $2.60

Sadie's Grill Bacon cheddar burger w/fries $3.95

Soup Lentil w/pork $1.35 & $1.95

Bistro fare Pasta Piatti (pasta & sauteed veggies w/breadstick)(TM) $3.95

(TM)Denotes recipe lower in fat, calories & cholesterol

F l e a M a r k e t

Flea Market ads may be sent via e-mail to, Fax to X6641, or Lab mail to Bldg. 65B. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.


'76 CHEVY step-side, black, 12K mi. on rebuilt engine, camper shell, Manuel, X5901, Harvey, 676-7762

'77 TOYOTA Corolla sta wgn, 5-spd, 136K mi., new clutch, gd engine, $600/b.o. Stan Boghosian, X6849, 845-7468

'78 MERCURY Bobcat Villager sta wgn, runs great, clean, V-6, a/t, p/s, p/b, am-fm, a/c, gd tires, 87K mi., $650. Dennis, X7859, 939-2006

'80 TOYOTA Corolla, 120K mi., reg. maint., reliable, radio/cass., $1200. X4071, 945-8758 (after 7 p.m.)

'83 MAZDA B2000 pickup truck, red w/camper shell, 145K mi., 5-spd, runs gd, new break pads, radio, $1950. Stefan, X4763, 548-1978

'85 Porsche 944, red w/black int., sunroof, low mi., $5500/b.o. Russ, 339-9812

'86 FORD Escort wgn, 4-dr, 2-tone blue, 65K mi., a/t, a/c, p/s, p/b, snow chains, recent tune-up, $2200. John, 601-0730 (before 10 p.m.)

'86 TOYOTA Camry, 4-dr, 5-spd, a/c, gd shape, 80K mi., reliable, $5200/b.o. Jake, 655-3974

'87 TOYOTA Celica GTS, 2-dr hatchbk, 5-spd, 2-tone grey, loaded, all pwr, replaced engine (used) w/warranty, new brakes, struts, clutch, yr. old tires, great cond., $5500/b.o. Ervette, X6135

'88 TOYOTA Camry wgn, 159K fwy mi., 5-spd, a/c, cc, records, recent clutch, master cylinder,
t-belt & tires, runs well, have smog cert., but one cyl. low comp., $3800/b.o. Jonathan, X4704

'88 HONDA Civic, 2-dr hatchback, blue, stick, 36K mi., snow chains, $5K. Hiro, X4414

'88 FORD Escort, blue, 90K mi., 4-dr, CD player, new brakes, trans. (4 mo.), $2200. Tomas, X5738, 527-3068

'93 SATURN SC2, silver, ABS, CD player, loaded, 42K mi., $12.5K. John, 601-0730 (before 10 p.m.)

'93 MAZDA Miata, white, 23K mi., a/c, stereo, p/s, golf/bike attachments, cover & more, $15K/b.o. Tom, X4590, (707)447-1310

BRA for Triumph TR7/8, brand new, $20. Dianne, 886-5527

CAR RACK, Yakima, design 3C-STS, incl. bike attachment & basket, new cond., $80. X4725, 649-1116

CARPET KIT, blue, storage space on both sides, fits Toyota long-bed pickup, $25. John Jacobsen, X5672


GOLF CLUBS, set does not have to be complete, novice. Anton, X5183

METAL DETECTOR, to borrow for 1 day. Ken, X7739


BERKELEY SYMPHONY, opening night, 8/23, gd seat, $25. John Gibson, 849-1051

S.F. OPERA, 2 tix in balcony circle, series "O", Sun. matinees, AnnaBolena, 9/24; La Traviata, 10/1; Madame Butterfly, 10/22; Die Walkure, 11/12; Rusalka, 11/26, $120/pr. for all except Die Walker, $140/pr. Wini Heppler, 845-8356

S.F. OPERA, La Traviata, 10/7, $120/pr.; Faust, 11/3, $120/pr.; Die Walkure, 11/25, $140/pr. Diana Duhnke, X6444


BIKE TRAILER, Burley, '90 model, seats 2 kids, up to 100 lbs., screen cover & rain fly incl., $225. 268-0674

BOAT, 23.5 Glastron Caribbean cuddy cabin, 427 Chevy Berkeley jet, trim tabs, sun deck, ladder, ski tow, bar, full canvas head, pl. for stove, used in fresh water, $4900. Dayna Barrett, 845-2465

COFFEE TABLE, lg. (approx. 2.5 X 5 ft. ), oak, $35/b.o. Yulin, 528-5109

COUCH, Scandinavian design, w/2 matching armchairs, teak w/beige material, $160. John Gibson, 849-1051

DIVING EQUIPMENT, Dacor XL Regulator, Seatec Manta BC, oceanic depth gauge, $50/b.o. John (510) 601-0730 before 10 p.m.

EXERCISE BIKE, Air Pro computerized w/independent arms, $250/b.o.; 170ft of new galvanized raingutter incl. accessories, $175/b.o.; Levi 501's, various sizes, new $20, used $15; gas grill BBQ w/o propane tank, $50. Cheri or Dayna, 669-0338

FUTON BED/COUCH, queen, 100% cotton, 6" thick, rose & blue cover, w/wooden frame, $200/b.o.; cook top, Thermador, electric, satin, 36" w/griddle, $50/b.o.; doghouse, wood, insulated, $25/b.o.; girl's bicycle, 12" wheels, metal frame, pink & purple, trainer wheels, suits 3 to 4 yr. old, $15/b.o. Dianne, 886-5527

GARAGE LIGHTS (3), commer-cial grade, 8', 8 bulb fluorescent fixtures w/dispersion covers, delivered, $40 ea. 237-8559

GARAGE SALE, Sat. 8/12, 11-5, NW corner of Grant & Cedar, Berkeley, benefits the Berkeley Community Chorus & Orchestra, lg. selection & variety, gd quality, exc. prices

GRANDMOTHER CLOCK, 1920s art decco, w/built-in radio & short-wave w/orig. tubes, $450/b.o. Janis, X6620

MOVING SALE, dbl bed, vacuum, dot matrix printer, clothes, books, 8/12, 3831 Park Blvd., Oakland. Paula, 530-7854

MOVING SALE, king sz. European bdrm suite, black laminated, $100; black laminated book shelf & stereo shelf, $10 ea. Jenny, X7695

NINTENDO game system, complete w/7 games, only one controller, $109; Star Trek Enterprise model, battery powered lights & sounds, approx. 14" long, $20. Guy, X4703, Kathy, 548-0120

NORDIC TRACK, Pro home aerobic workout, incl. computer w/pulse sensor, rarely used, exc. cond., $500/b.o. John, X5672

PRINTER, HP Laserjet 3, 8 pg./min., PCLS & HPGL, perfect cond., $400/b.o. X4617, (415)322-6135

REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore, sm. dorm-sz., exc. cond., $75/b.o. 526-8637

SPEAKERS, Panasonic, bkshelf, $80; Nike cleatless bike shoes, very gd. cond., sz. 10-11, $25. Doug, X6626, 526-4644

VIDEO GAME SYSTEM, Sega Genesis, w/5 games, make offer; baby crib, light finish, $100/b.o. Marie Bushman, X7652, 237-5914


ALBANY, furn., 1-bdrm apt, washer/dryer, nr UC Village & LBL/UCB bus, quiet family dist., no more than 3 persons, nonsmokers, $675/mo. Donald Mangold, X6459

BERKELEY, furn. 2-bdrm, 2-bth condo to share, nr UC/LBNL shuttle, quiet, no smoking, $550/mo. + utils. John, 245-7816

BERKELEY, 1-bdrm in 2-bdrm, 2-bth apt, on College nr Dwight, 4 blks so. of UC, avail. 9/1 or 10/1, $370/mo. + utils. 845-9415

BERKELEY, 1-bdrm in 2-bdrm apt, deck, yd, shared living rm, bth, kitchen w/stove & refrig., nr UCB/BART/LBNL shuttle, avail. 8/17, $313/mo. + 1/2 PG&E. Xiaodong Sun, X5315, 549-9426

NO. BERKELEY, 3-bdrm, 1-1/3 bth home, hardwd flrs, frpls, yd, washer/dryer, unfurn., sunny, quiet, nr trans. & shops, 1 mi. from UCB, $1500/mo. Guy, X4703, 548-0120

NO. BERKELEY, furn. 2-bdrm, 2-bth home, lg. living rm., lg. kitchen, dining rm/study, no pets, avail. 9/1 - 6/30, $1K/mo., 1st & last mo. rent + dep. Jim or Greg, X5695, 524-8695

NO. BERKELEY HILLS, furn. studio, sunny, sep. from main house, nr bus/shops, laundry, nonsmoker, avail. 9/1, $680/mo. incl. utils. Leslie, 525-5717 after 8/16

EL CERRITO, new 3-bdrm, 2-bth house, dinning rm, den, family rm, living rm, frpl, carpet, yd, partial bay view, $1600/mo., 1st, last + sec. dep. Hashem Akbari, X4287, 299-0560

EL CERRITO HILLS, 4+ bdrm, 2-1/2 bth house, 2-car garage, hardwd flrs, 2 frpls, lg. deck, nr BART, no smoking, no pets, sec. dep. req'd, $1500/mo. 526-5689

EL SOBRANTE, 2-bdrm & 1-bth condo, tennis & pool, refrigerator, stove, patio, avail. 9/1, $695/mo. X7961

HERCULES, 4-bdrm, 2-bath, dining rm, family rm, view, no pets, avail. 9/1, $1050/mo.+sec. dep. 799-7041

KENSINGTON, bdrm w/shared bth in house, lg. living rm, den, kitchen, dining rm, garden, 2 blks from village & bus, share w/postdoc researcher & grad student, visiting fac. OK, avail. 8/15 - 5/5/96, $450/mo. + share utils. Bonna or Bailey, 525-6504

KENSINGTON, 5-bdrm house to share w/1 person, private bth., view of bay & Golden Gate, garden, nr shopping/busses, $515/mo. + 1/3 utils. 524-7086

OAKLAND, 2-bdrm upstairs apt in classic brn-shingle house, Grand-Lake area, walk to Lake Merritt, Grand Ave., BART, Piedmont Ave. pref. quiet, non-smoker(s), reasonable utils. are incl., $650. 268-0674

OAKLAND, 1-bdrm apt in triplex, sunny, nr Rockridge shopping ctr., hdwd flrs, walk-in closets, lg. living rm, garage, nr public trans. to UC, prefer 1-yr. commitment, $600/mo. 655-9658, 428-1893

OAKLAND, Redwood Heights, lg. 1-bdrm apt in duplex, hrdwd flrs, lg. kitchen, washer/dryer, garden, garage, nr shops/public trans./parks easy commute to UC/LBNL, cat OK, $705/mo. + util., dep. Amelia, 273-9461

OAKLAND HILLS, nr Claremont Hotel, new, 1-bdrm, in-law apt, balcony, 3-bridge view, hardwd flrs, 1-car garage, use of washer/dryer, non-smoker, no pets, bicycle to Lab, $795/mo. incl. utils. + sec. dep. 841-6285

NO. OAKLAND, Temescal area, 1200 sq. ft., 1-bdrm flat, sep. living/dining rms, lg. kitchen, dishwasher, laundry hook-ups, walk-in closet, frpl, hrdwd flrs, yd., avail. late Aug., $800/mo. + utils. Tom, 601-0574 (eve.)

NO. OAKLAND, 2 rms. avail. for 1 person in 3-bdrm basement flat, quiet st. nr Shattuck/Alcatraz, share w/UC grad. student, 1 mi. to UC, nr bus/BART, avail. 8/1, $360/mo. + util. 653-7283

WANTED: 1-bdrm apt for visiting prof. & wife, 9/10-10/7/95, allergic, so no pets prior to stay. Luanne, X5853

WANTED: apt for visiting academic & child from late Aug. to late Feb. '96, nr UCB & bus/BART., +64 4 802 6221

WANTED: visiting sci. & wife seek quiet studio or 1-bdrm apt in nice area from late Aug. to late Nov. Joerg, 601-1626

WANTED: 2 non-smoking visiting researchers seek furn. 2-bdrm apt, from 8/15-12/15, nr LBNL. X6085


SO. BERKELEY, Benvenue nr Ashby, 3+2 bdrm, 2-1/2 bth, brn. shingle, lg. rms., high beamed ceilings, 2 frpls, $369K. X4703, 548-0120

EL CERRITO, 0.45-acre downslope bordering Wildcat Reg. Park, nice area, great geol. report, OMC, $140K. Mary Wildensten, 339-8432

EL CERRITO HILLS, 4+ bdrm, 2-1/2 bth, study rm, bkfst nook, 2-car garage, hardwd flrs, 2 frpls, lg. deck, lg. fam. rm, landscaped gnds, nr BART, $280K. 526-5689


WANTED: house to rent on lake w/sm. sailboat. John McCarthy, X5307, 841-7875

NO. TAHOE, 3-bdrm, 2.5-bth, nr lake, beaches, shopping, casinos, greenbelt views, spring skiing & summer reservations now. X7685, 837-2409


DOUBLE OVEN, Hotpoint, elec., yellow, works (top oven needs new door seal). Dianne, 886-5527

INTERIOR TRIM PAINT, Martin-Senour `white shadow', alkyl satin gloss enamel, old cans, gd paint, approx. 4 quarts. Dennis, X7859, 939-2006

TIRE, steel-belted radial, 185/70SR14, only 1, 80% mileage remaining. Dennis, X7859, 939-2006

WASHING MACHINE, Kenmore, works, but doesn't spin extract, white, you carry. 482-3030


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