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August 23, 1996


Anniversary Week programs to mark Lab milestones

Lab pioneers, past and present leaders to speak in noontime presentations

By Ron Kolb

The memorable milestones that shaped Berkeley Lab's 65 years of history will be recollected in a series of five one-hour noontime programs next week in the Bldg. 50 auditorium. All employees and guests are invited to attend.

The lecture series is one of several special events commemorating the founding of the Laboratory on Aug. 26, 1931, when it began as Ernest Orlando Lawrence's "Radiation Laboratory" on the UC Berkeley campus (see adjoining schedule).

Nobel Laureate Glenn Seaborg, the discoverer of 10 transuranic elements and current associate-director-at-large, will reflect upon the Laboratory's first few decades in his Monday address. Later that afternoon, he will be autographing periodic tables for distribution to everyone who purchases a "seaborgium" lapel pin. Proceeds from the sale, to be held at the opening of the Lab's new memorabilia exhibit from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Bldg. 50 lobby, will support the high-school Chemathon, one of Seaborg's favorite education projects.

On Tuesday, historic film footage from the Lab's early days will be featured in a video program in the Bldg. 50 auditorium. Two documentaries will be shown, one on the Bevatron and another that was produced as part of the Lab's 50th Anniversary in 1981. Additional clips will show the final days of the old "Rad Lab" and Nobelist Melvin Calvin discussing his photosynthesis discoveries. As a special treat, popcorn and soft drinks will be sold at 1931 prices.

The three directors who have guided Berkeley Lab through its last two decades will share the stage on Wednesday. Current Director Charles Shank will welcome back his predecessors, Andrew Sessler and David Shirley. Sessler, who is still a scientist in AFRD, widened the Laboratory's research interests during his tenure from 1973 to 1980. Shirley, senior vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School at Penn State University, continued the Lab's scientific diversification from 1980 to 1989 and helped secure the Advanced Light Source program for Berkeley.

Thursday will witness the return of another former Lab administrator, the DOE's Office of Energy Research Director Martha Krebs. The Lab's associate director for planning and development from 1983 to 1993, Krebs will speak as part of her annual on-site review of program planning at the Laboratory.

Biomedical scientist Tom Budinger will conclude the series on Friday. Beginning at the dedication of the new Biomedical Isotope Facility at 11 a.m., Budinger will pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of nuclear medicine. His noon talk will focus on the critical part Berkeley Lab played in this legacy, in particular the use of radioisotopes in health diagnosis and therapy.

All talks are scheduled to be broadcast on the Internet via the MBone.


Lab research projects win DOE environmental remediation grants

Lynn Yarris

The science that cracked open the atom, imaged the birth of the universe, and is helping decipher the human genetic code is now being brought to bear upon one of the nation's most intractable problems--environmental remediation. Berkeley Lab researchers were among the big winners on Tuesday, Aug. 20, when Secretary of Energy Hazel O'Leary announced the awarding of the first competitive grants from the Environmental Management Science Program (EMSP).

In all, 138 EMSP grants were awarded to 11 national laboratories and 52 universities, plus private and public R&D organizations. Eight of the Berkeley Lab proposals were selected, and are slated to receive more than $8.5 million between now and FY99.

EMSP is a three-year program with a total funding of $112 million. Jointly developed by DOE's Office of Energy Research (ER) and the Office of Environmental Management (EM), EMSP is an effort to marshall the scientific and engineering expertise of the national laboratories and the research universities against some of the nation's most persistent and costly environmental problems.

"These grants will help the scientific community focus on solving one of our most difficult environmental challenges--cleaning up the legacy of 50 years of nuclear weapons production," said Secretary O'Leary in making her announcement during a nationwide televideo conference.

EMSP has been endorsed by the National Academy of Sciences and enjoys strong bipartisan support in Congress. Vice President Al Gore called it a "first of its kind program based on President Clinton's and my strong belief that solving environmental problems leads to economic opportunity--by creating new technologies, new businesses, and new jobs."

ER Director Martha Krebs said that more than 800 grant proposals were screened by a joint ER/EM committee under a highly competitive peer-review process.

"People said the marriage between ER and EM would be one of controlled tensions," she said, "but we've shown the ability to cooperate in reaching out to get the best qualified people from all over the country."

The grants awarded to Berkeley Lab involved more than 20 researchers across several divisions, including Earth Sciences, Energy and Environment, Engineering, Life Sciences, and Materials Sciences. Funding for individual proposals ranged from $1,537,000 to $550,000. Winners included:

Currents will provide detailed stories on these proposals in the coming months and follow their results.

Berkeley Lab was not the only California-based research organization to do well in the EMSP grant competition, though it was the most successful. In addition to the grants coming here, there are 22 other grants worth approximately $14.5 million heading for California.

The other institutes receiving grants were Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the UC campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Diego; Cal Tech and Stanford Universities, Rockwell International and Scripps Research Institute, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


65th Anniversary Celebration

Monday, August 26

Lecture: Glenn Seaborg will speak about the first three decades of the Lab's history. Noon, Bldg. 50 auditorium.

Reception: A new display of scientific artifacts and archival photos will be unveiled in the Bldg. 50 Lobby. Punch and cake will be served at the Lobby entrance. 3-5 p.m.

Tuesday, August 27

Film: The historic video "Bevatron" and film highlights from early days will be screened, with popcorn and soft drinks at 1931 prices. Noon, Bldg. 50 auditorium.

Wednesday, August 28

Lecture: David Shirley and Andrew Sessler will recount their memories as former Berkeley Lab directors (1960s-80s). Noon, Bldg. 50 auditorium.

Thursday, August 29

Lecture: Martha Krebs will speak on the legacy of energy research and Berkeley Lab's present and future. Noon, Bldg. 50 auditorium.

Friday, August 30

Dedication: The Biomedical Isotope Facility will be dedicated at 11 a.m., with Martha Krebs as guest speaker. Bldg. 55 parking area.

Lecture: Tom Budinger will speak on the 100-year anniversary of nuclear medicine and Berkeley Lab's pioneering role in it. Noon, Bldg. 50 auditorium.


Shuttle bus system to get facelift

By Ron Kolb

Over the next two months, Berkeley Lab's shuttle bus system will undergo a facelift that promises to make it easier for visitors, as well as employees, to recognize the buses and to find specific locations around the Hill.

The 13 on-site and off-site buses will be repainted with the Lab's name, logo, and signature colors (teal and blue on a white background). In addition, new signs will be erected to designate boarding locations both off-site and on the Hill. The off-site "Berkeley Lab" signs will be affixed to city AC Transit poles for easy identification. On-site shuttle stops will be designated by station numbers and will list key buildings and centers near the bus stops.

A new service route brochure with easy-to-read transit maps will identify the stops, schedules and service hours. The brochures, which will be available in a few weeks, will be distributed on buses, at the Reception Center (Bldg. 65), in the cafeteria, and at selected shuttle stops.

All current schedules and stops will stay the same, including the recently adjusted off-site route between Bldg. 62/66 and the UC Berkeley campus.

As of June, "yellow flag" buses that ran every 15 minutes between Bldg. 62/66 and the Hearst Mining Circle on campus have been discontinued. It their place, Berkeley campus buses stop every half hour at Bldg. 62/66 and at the Strawberry gate on their runs between the Hearst Mining Circle and the Space Sciences Laboratory on Centennial Drive. The buses also stop at the Lawrence Hall of Science.

"We adjusted the departure times to accommodate the class schedules of students and faculty commuting between the Lab and campus," said shuttle bus supervisor Tammy Brown. "We also extended the service hours to begin earlier and run later in the day." She said this route had been averaging about 250 riders per day.

The Berkeley Hill Shuttle (formerly the "yellow flag" bus) now begins its service at 7:40 a.m. at the downtown BART station (in front of Bank of America). It arrives and leaves the Hearst Mining Circle 15 minutes before and after the hour and concludes with a 6:30 p.m. departure from the Lawrence Hall of Science.

Brown said a recent grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District will allow certain innovations and improvements to the transportation system, including upgrades of bus bicycle racks.


Suggestions sought on problem ES&H regulations

Ben Feinberg, manager for Berkeley Lab's "Necessary & Sufficient" (N&S) project, is asking all Laboratory employees to assist his teams in gathering as much relevant input as possible. Specifically, he seeks suggestions on which regulations in environment, safety and health the Laboratory is following that: Responses may be forwarded to Feinberg ( or Cynthia Tilden ( You may also use the form on the web at (the "Necessary and Sufficient" website).




The Republican Party platform adopted at their national convention supported presidential candidate Bob Dole's call for abolishing the Department of Energy. Eliminating DOE would "emphasize the need for greater privatization and ... reduce the size of the federal government," according to the platform's language. Republicans do not specify which DOE programs should be eliminated, but advocate transferring defense programs to the Defense Department and farming out "necessary" non-defense programs to other federal agencies.


The bitter pill that high energy physicists swallowed with the cancellation of the SSC is now being tasted by scientists who use neutrons to study the structure of materials. The United States pioneered neutron science in the 1940s, but today Europe and Japan are where the action is. All of the major U.S. research reactors are more than 25 years old, and the accelerators used in this research at Los Alamos and Argonne were built in the early 1980s. After Congress canceled the $3 billion Advanced Neutron Source proposed for Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1995, researchers followed up with a proposal for a much smaller spallation source that could be upgraded in the future. The scaled-back proposal would "only" cost $1 billion, but Martha Krebs, director of DOE's Office of Energy Research, has all but declared it dead. Now, the neutron science community has countered with a plea to upgrade three existing facilities to make them somewhat competitive with those abroad. This request would cost $250 million, but Krebs says even that may be too much. "Whether we can deliver this plan is a matter of discussion," she told the journal Science.


Scientists report that the moon, as it moves away from Earth, is stretching out the length of a day. Measuring the thickness of ancient tidalites--sediment left by the rise and fall of the lunar tides--revealed that 900 million years ago, days were only 18.2 hours long. The length of a year, however, was 481 days.


Gregory Erickson, a UC Berkeley biologist, has demonstrated that the jaws of a Tyrannosaurus Rex were powerful enough to crush the bones of its victims with "all the force of a pickup truck." Paleontologists have long debated whether the 10,000 pound "tyrant lizard" was a fearsome predator or cumbersome scavenger. Scavenger proponents argued that despite the massive size of T. Rex's jaw, with its rows of razor-sharp six-inch teeth, the giant meat eater had a weak bite and could not kill its own prey. Erickson's tests, however, have shown that a T. Rex bite could exert more than 1,440 pounds of force--enough to crunch through even the armor plating of a Triceratops.


Courier service

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Supercomputer center draws interest from abroad

By Monica Friedlander

Two independent groups of foreign scientists visited Berkeley Lab on Thursday, Aug. 8, as part of their fact-finding tours of supercomputer centers in the United States. The seven Germans and three Koreans spent half a day at the NERSC computer facility (National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center) to learn more about current trends in supercomputer technology, understand how to manage such a facility, and develop an integrated vision about the role of these state-of-the-art tools in scientific research.

The German group was comprised of professors and directors of supercomputer centers at institutions in Ulm, Hohenheim, Mannheim, Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Tuebingen, and Stuttgart. Two of the Korean scientists came from the Korean Science and Engineering Research Center and one from Sogang University. They are in the process of building their country's national supercomputer center, which they plan to model on the American prototypes.

Although the timing of their visits was coincidental, the fact that such eminent scientists chose to visit the supercomputer center at Berkeley Lab may be indicative of the prestige enjoyed worldwide by NERSC.

"By moving NERSC to Berkeley and reinventing it," said Horst Simon, director of the Lab's NERSC Division," the Center has generated worldwide attention, particularly in Europe and Asia."

NERSC was transferred to Berkeley Lab from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory last November under the leadership of William McCurdy. One of the largest unclassified computer resources in the country, the Center serves thousands of researchers at universities, national laboratories, and in private industry in the U.S. and in several foreign countries.

CAPTION: NERSC's Horst Simon gives a group of German professors and supercomputer center directors a tour of the facility.


Old lab equipment gets new lease on life--as art

By Mike Wooldridge

Instead of heading to the recycling bin or landfill, some surplus lab equipment may be heading to the museum or jeweler's display, thanks to Berkeley Lab pollution prevention specialist Shelley Worsham.

A chunk of glass from one of the Lab's mammoth microscopes will be turned into museum pieces by a glass artist; circuit boards from outdated computers will be crafted into jewelry and wall hangings.

The deal to turn surplus glass into art came out of Worsham's trip to Colorado last Christmas. While at a gallery filled with glass art in Aspen, Worsham happened to tell the gallery owner about some of the surplus of glass stored at Berkeley Lab--a 500-pound optical lens of Pyrex and an 800-pound cube of leaded glass.

The Aspen shop owner told Worsham about glass artist Ted Emrick in Morro Bay, who specializes in creating intricate pieces of art from plate glass. Thanks to the holiday encounter, Emrick will be getting both surplus slabs of the Laboratory's glass--plus some leaded glass shielding blocks--to turn into works of art.

According to Worsham, the deal will save a significant amount of space in a landfill at the cost of a few hours of paperwork.

Since teaming with Emrick, Worsham has found artistic outlets for Berkeley Lab's surplus glass closer to home. "The California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland will be getting tempered glass from old windows and doors," she said. "Why not let people in the community use what the laboratory cannot?"

The insides of old Lab computers, on the other hand, are headed north to Oregon. Worsham has arranged for circuit boards to be sent to the Transistor Sister & Company, an off-beat enterprise that uses the old parts to create earrings, clocks and other crafts.

Typically, if not sold or given to a school, outdated Laboratory computers are retired to the recycling bin. The Lab gets about a dollar and a half per pound for the materials--not much, says Worsham, when you consider the gold and other metals they contain.

"The Transistor Sister owner asked me to set aside the prettiest circuit boards," Worsham said. "When I asked what he meant by prettiest, he just said, `you'll know.'" The company also use capacitors, fuses and resistors to make their special art.

Lab employees received some of the final product when 13 of the circuit board creations were given out as pollution prevention awards during April's Earth Month activities. Other surplus boards may end up at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., or the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where the company sells their wares.

For more information on pollution prevention and recycling opportunities for surplus Berkeley Lab materials, contact Shelley Worsham at X6123 or

CAPTION: Morro Bay artist Ted Emrick used pieces of surplus glass from the Lab to create the glasswork sitting atop the pedestal.


Shoemobile a fixture among Laboratory's steel-toe clad

By Monica Friedlander

You may not find high fashion Nikes, Reeboks or cowboy boots at this convenient shoe stop. But for the safety-conscious Lab staff, the Shoemobile has become a popular fixture, shodding employees working in potentially hazardous conditions with a wide variety of safety footwear. Every other week or so, the "shoe store on wheels" camps in front of Bldg. 79, where Lab employees can select occupationally-specific footwear that meets their individual needs and tastes.

The wearing of safety shoes is encouraged by the Lab and is required by federal and Lab regulations for certain types of work. For instance, safety shoes protect employees working with hot, corrosive, or poisonous substances or anyone exposed to dangers from electricity, construction, equipment handling, falling objects, or an abnormally wet work environment.

Since 1990 the shoes have been supplied by the Lehigh Safety Shoes company in Sunnyvale. Bobby Co, the Shoemobile driver, helps you find the right size and style for your particular needs. The shoes and boots come in 50 to 60 different styles, and have either steel or plastic toes. Prices range from $50 to $120.

When safety shoes are required, the Laboratory will subsidize up to $80 towards the cost of the shoes. The maximum amount is adjusted periodically to reflect the average cost of safety shoes. The employees pays the difference, if any. Under normal circumstances, the Lab will provide no more than one pair each year, although shoes may be replaced more frequently when work conditions deem it necessary. A special approval from the supervisor is needed in that case.

To purchase shoes, you must obtain a safety shoe allowance form from the Lab's Environmental Health and Safety division and have it signed by your department head. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted.

The Shoemobile will be on site from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the following dates: Sept. 12 and 23, Oct. 3 and 21, Nov. 7 and 18, and Dec. 5 and 16. Check the Currents calendar for any schedule updates.

CAPTION: Shoemobile driver Bobby Co fits an employee with a new pair of safety shoes. Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt


K'NEXPLORATION at Hall of Science

See what happens when two million pieces of K'NEX, the popular building materials, come together for awesome visual displays and activity areas for the whole family. Incredible life-size dioramas feature working machines, a scaled-down amusement park, and a living room complete with the family dog, all made entirely of K'NEX parts.

The unique building materials reveal the true inner-workings and engineering of each structure and machine. Interactive work stations filled with virtually unlimited building parts provide background information about science and math themes, and instructions to design and construct your own machines, vehicles, contraptions, and creatures. K'NEXPLORATION focuses on four major science and math themes: force, motion and gravity; strength, shapes and geometry; simple and complex machines; and adaptation. An optional weigh/pay program is offered so builders can purchase the models they have made and take them home. The exhibit runs through Sept. 8.



Calendar of Events at Berkeley Lab


The Berkeley Lab Calendar is published biweekly here on the World Wide Web and in Currents by the Public Information Department. Employees can list a meeting, class, or event in the Calendar by using this submission form. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Monday in the week that Currents is published.

In addition to the events listed below, Berkeley Lab's Washington, D.C. Projects office is hosting a Science and Technology Seminars series. 

Scientific Conferences


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

MON., AUG. 26


Associate Director at Large Glenn Seaborg will speak on the first three decades of the Laboratory, at noon in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium.


"Organocobalt Intermediates of Carbonylations Catalyzed by Cobalt" will be presented by Gyula Palyi of the Universita di Modena, Italy, at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


A new exhibition of historic scientific memorabilia will be unveiled in a remodeled Bldg. 50 Lobby, 3-5 p.m.; refreshments.


"Interfacial Behavior of Random Heteropolymers" will be presented by Arup Chakraborty of LBNL/UCB at 4 p.m. in the Pitzer Auditorium, Latimer Hall; refreshments 3:30 p.m.


"Membranes, Some Proteins and Their Interactions" will be presented by Yeon-Kyun Shin at 4 p.m. in 102 Stanley Hall.


Classical Group Rehearsal, 5-7 p.m. in the cafeteria, for info. contact Wesley Steele at X7893.

TUES., AUG. 27


Compressed Gas Safety (EHS 231), 10:30-11:30 a.m., Bldg. 51-201


Showing of historic video program, "Bevatron" and film highlights from the early days, at noon in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium; popcorn and soft drinks at 1931 prices.


Electronic Journals will be offered at 3 p.m. in Bldg. 62-339


"Integrins and Proteases in Angiogenesis" will be presented by David J. Cheresh of Scripps Research Institute at 4 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


"Free Radicals at 60,000 Feet: Implications for Global Ozone" will be presented by Ronald C. Cohen of UCB at 4 p.m. in the Pitzer Auditorium, Latimer Hall.

WED., AUG. 28


Earthquake Safety (EHS 135), 10-11:30 a.m., Bldg. 48-109


Electronic Journals will be offered at 11 a.m. in Bldg. 50-134


David Shirley and Andrew Sessler, former Lab Directors, will speak on recollections about science, Berkeley Lab and their roles in shaping its evolution ('60s-'80s), at noon in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium.


"Nanowires at Stepped Surfaces" will be presented by Franz Himpsel of the University of Wisconsin at Madison at 4:10 p.m. in Bldg. 2-100B.


Folk Group Rehearsal, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria, for info. contact Larry Bell at X5406.



Radiation Protection - Fundamentals (EHS 400), 9 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 51-201

Radiation Protection - Lab Safety (EHS 432), 1-3:30 p.m., Bldg. 51-201


Martha Krebs, Director of DOE's Office of Energy Research will speak on the legacy of energy research and Berkeley Lab's present and future, at noon in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium.


"Magnetic Surface Anisotropy" will be presented by Zi Qiu of UCB at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.

FRI., AUG. 30


11 a.m., Bldg. 55 parking area, DOE's Martha Krebs will be a guest speaker.


Tom Budinger will speak on the 100-year anniversary of nuclear medicine and Berkeley Lab's pioneering role in it at noon in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium.


"The Influence of Molecular Precursor Design on Materials Synthesis: CVD of Metal Sulfide Films" will be presented by Mark J. Hampden-Smith of the University of New Mexico at 4 p.m. in the Pitzer Auditorium, Latimer Hall.





"The Combinatorial Conspiracy" will be presented by Walter Moos of Chiron Corporation at 11 a.m. in the Pitzer Auditorium, Latimer Hall.


"Energy Efficiency as a Guiding Principle in the Bldg. Design Process" will be presented by Lennart Jagemar of Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, at noon in Bldg. 90-3148.


"New Materials and Transducers for Chemical Sensors" will be presented by Wolfgang Goepel of the University of Tuebingen, Germany, at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


"Frontiers of Electronic Structure Theory" will be presented by Martin Head-Gordon of UCB at 4 p.m. in the Pitzer Auditorium, Latimer Hall.



Folk Group Rehearsal, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria, for info. contact Larry Bell at X5406.



"Nitride and Carbide Hard Coatings" will be presented by Marie-Paule Delplancke of LBNL/Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.



"Thermodynamically Unstable Fluorides and their Remarkable Oxidizing Properties" will be presented by Neil Bartlett of LBNL/UCB at 4 p.m. in the Pitzer Auditorium, Latimer Hall.


Cafeteria to offer picnic-style lunch during Aug. 30 closure

The food service area of the cafeteria will be closed on Friday, Aug. 30, as part of a Labor Day weekend facelift. To replace the regular food service that day, the cafeteria will offer a picnic-style box lunch in the dining area during lunch hours. The Peabody Coffee Shop will be open as usual. No breakfast will be served that day.

The $4 box lunch will consist of southern fried chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, and dinner roll. Assorted sandwiches ($3), sodas ($1), and salads ($1) will also be available; no sales tax will be added.

The purpose of the remodeling is to streamline the salad bar in order to make more room, allow people to use both sides of the bar, and speed up service. The soup and potato bar will be placed in a separate area and the beverage machines will be moved next to the cash registers.

The work will take four days to complete and the cafeteria will reopen for regular service on Tuesday, Sept. 3.


Dining Center August 26-30


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.


'67 FORD Mustang, 289 V-8,
a/t, $5K. Alex, X7510, 540-7022 (eve.)

'76 MERCEDES BENZ 280, 4-dr, runs well, leaving area, must sell, $1800/b.o. 531-8844

'82 ISUZU diesel 4x4 pick-up
w/shell, low mi., $2800. David, X6096

'82 TOYOTA Tercel, 158K mi., a/t, runs very well, well maint., recent brake job, tires, body so-so, $1450/b.o. 741-7732 (eve.)

'84 TOYOTA Tercel 4x4 wgn,
a/t, runs well, reliable trans., 141K mi., all records, $1995. Nick, X7177, 528-3109

'88 CORVETTE, blk on blk, 37K mi., coupe w/2 tops, auto, Z52 pkg., exc. cond., all pwr, $16.5K/b.o. Mark, X7451, 895-0151

'89 FORD Taurus GL, V-6, all power, new tires, gd cond., $3500/b.o. 848-1198

'90 HONDA Accord EX, 4-dr,
a/t, 75K mi., burgundy/gray, exc. cond., $10.5K. X6221, 938-5100 (eve.)

'90 MAZDA MPV van, 52K mi., a/t, dual a/c, 6-cyl., exc. cond., $9500/b.o. X5624, 841-9216 (eve.)

'90 SUBARU Legacy wgn, 82K mi., exc. cond., 4-dr, a/t, a/c, AM/FM, leaving, must sell, $6K. X4464, 549-9077

MOTORCYCLE TRAILER, 3 slots, $325. Dick, 524-1641


CARPOOL, rider wanted, from Vacaville-Fairfield area to LBNL, Mon.-Fri., work hrs. 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., arrive LBNL approx. 6:45 a.m. Mark, X4671

VANPOOL, riders wanted, Petaluma (leave 6:30 a.m.)/Novato/Berkeley, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., occasionally daily riders welcome, Commuter checks accepted. Kathy, 642-0119

VANPOOL, from the Tri-Valley area - Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, (San Ramon riders can be reimbursed for 1/2 their cost & can receive a $50 voucher for other riders from these areas), we need 1-2 more riders. Philip, X6583


FOOTBALL, 49er season tickets and/or rights, 3 together, lower bx, sec. 10, row Z. Daryl, X5901, (707) 643-2895

FOOTBALL, 49er/Raiders rights, 50-yd line, $400. 637-1811


CANOE or Sunfish type sailboat, any cond. Steve, X7855

NIGHT ATTENDANT for Owen Chamberlain, prefer male, Rockridge area, Oakland, work for rm exchange. 653-2740, 524-4654


BED, electric, head or feet can be raised independently, $1K/b.o. Marie, X4317

BEDROOM SET, oak, Broyhill, twin headboard (frame, box spring & mattress incl.), 2 dressers (one w/attached mirror), chest, night stand, $1200 firm. Pamela, X4526

CALCULATOR, TI 82 Graphing, exc. cond., price negot. Nanyang, X5814, 528-8861

CHAIR, $20; upholstered rocking chair, $50; dinner table, $20. Rose, X7554, 236-6815

COLOR PRINTER, Panasonic Impact Dot Matrix, model KX-P2124, 24-pin, 7 colors, 12 fonts, friction or traction paper feed, $150/b.o.; high chair, Fisher-Price, great cond., $30; table desk, Queen Anne style, cherry finish on oak, w/captain's chair, $200/b.o. Auben, X4796, 245-0343

COLOR TV, 19" RCA, remote control, purchased new 6/15 for $199, 9 mo. warranty avail., $155; radio/tape/CD boombox, Tozai, purchased 6/15 for $70, $55; 16" fan, $20 new, $10; sm. white rattan table, $20 new, $10; bthrm scales, $20 new, $10; fish tabletop fountain, $80 new, $50, all items avail. 9/3. Judy, X6461 (msg.), Bldg. 90-1135

COMPUTER, Compaq 386, 25 Mhz, 8/120, color monitor, modem, software, Internet-ready, $450/b.o. Mike, 644-2554

EXERCISE MACHINE, Lifestyler Cardiofit plus, paid $260, take $120; 5-pack of unopened 4 to 6 hr video tapes, $10; blk vinyl couch, $90; director's chair w/grn seat & back, $18, all items are 6 mo. old. Kris, X5571

FURNITURE, American-made, Danish-style dining rm set, table w/3 leaves, 6 chairs, buffet, hutch, $800; antique Belgian oak bdrm set, "art deco" style from 1930s, bed, armoire, dresser, night stand, $2500; chest bed w/mattress, $60. 527-6220

GARAGE SALE, Sun., 8/25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 1658 Oxford, between Cedar & Virginia

MACINTOSH PowerBook Duo 250 12/200, incl. 14.4 modem, dock, keyboard & mouse, $1200. Bill, X6693, 601-1404

MOUNTAIN BIKE, 6-spd, burgundy, Ultimax 300, like new, w/lock, $160/b.o. Rita, X5621, 452-2654

PERSONAL SAFETY ALARM, Quorum, products & sales materials, 2 yrs. old, worth $1500, make offer. 704-8236

POOL TABLE, full sz., like new, moving, $1500. Pat, X4301

ROLL-TOP DESK, solid oak, paid $300; 2-drawer file cabinet, solid oak, paid $150, $200 for both. Kelly, X4570, 634-5364

TWA DISCOUNT COUPON for $50, gd on any published fare of $300 or more, travel must be completed by 12/31/96, asking $25. H. Matis, X5031, 540-6718

TYPEWRITER, IBM Electronic 85, correcting typewriter w/memory, gd cond., $85. Ron, 526-6328

WADING POOL w/slide for toddlers, $15/b.o.; wrought iron fence, w/gate & installation hardware, new, never installed, cost $330, $220/b.o.; kitchen table, heavy pine, dk color, 2 leaves, 48" dia. round w/o leaves, $60/b.o.; chairs available at addt'l cost.; audio/video rack style cabinet, 6' tall, 30" wide, 12" deep, 4 adj. height shelves - 2 glass, wood finish, $60/b.o. Philip, X6583

WORK-SPACE/ARTIST STUDIO, Berkeley, 2K sq. ft. to share, incl. use of various machine tools & other metal/wood-working equip., space 75cents/sq. ft., $100 + dep. min./mo. or $350/mo. to share all. X5869, 843-5052


BERKELEY, nr Channing/Grant, rm in 2-bdrm apt, $305/mo. + utils. 848-8909

BERKELEY, 1 rm & full bth in 3-bdrm, 2-bth townhouse, newly built, condo complex, looking for kid-friendly, non-smoker, share living, kitchen, dining areas, laundry & 1/4 utils., $400/mo. X7916

BERKELEY, Elmwood, furn. 1-bdrm+ apt, sunny, walk to UCB & public trans., lg. garden terrace overlooking Berkeley Hills, split-level w/lg. windows, linen, dishes, TV, hi-fi, VCR, microwave, for non-smoker, min. 10 mo., $885/mo. 843-6325 (msg.)

BERKELEY, unfurn. 2-bdrm, 1-bth house, converted garage suitable for study, sm. enclosed yd, 4 blks from 4th St. dist., non-smokers, $975/mo. 528-0172

BERKELEY HILLS, furn. rm in 4-bdrm house, 5 blks from UCB, 2 visiting scholars live here, $500/mo. + utils. 548-1287

SO. BERKELEY, furn. 2-bdrm. apt, split-level, newly refurbished, skylights, 10 min. walk to UCB, nr bus & shops, all utils. incl., 4-unit brn shingle, $1100/mo. Kathy, 482-1777

SO. BERKELEY, 1-bdrm apt, 10 min. walk to UCB, utils. incl., garden, $575/mo. Kathy, 548-0120

EMERYVILLE, sublet, furn. 1-bdrm house, 3-6 mos. starting early Nov. '96, all terms negot., $475/mo. + utils., X5330, 655-2301 (eve.)

HERCULES HILLS, unfurn. 1-bdrm, 1-bth townhouse, attached 1-car garage, dining rm/ofc., 4 yrs. old, across the st. from creekside bike/walk path, $750/mo. X5476, 245-3952

KENSINGTON, furn., 1-bdrm, 1-bth garden apt, split-level, amenities incl. TV, VCR, stereo, microwave, linens, utensils & phone, off-st. parking, nr shopping, trans. & Tilden Park, $930/mo. 524-9655

OAKLAND HILLS, recently built 3-bdrm, 2.5-bth house, bay views, master bdrm suite, lg. living rm w/frpl, family rm & kitchen w/hardwd flrs, deck, laundry, 2-car garage, convenient loc. 15 min. drive from LBNL/UCB, $1695/mo. 490-3073

ORINDA, share 2-bdrm, 2-bth flat, overlooking treetops, many windows, laundry, semi-furn., outside deck, share w/27 yr. old female professional, 1 mi. from BART & downtown Orinda, nonsmoker, $475/mo. + util., last mo. April, X6251

SAN PABLO, 3-bdrm, 1-bth house, 2-car garage, fenced yd, nr Contra Costa College & trans., 15 min. drive to Berkeley, $795/mo., dep. + last mo. Ely, X6113, 232-2563

WANTED: inexpensive apt or house-sitting situation for visiting Rabbi for 5 wks starting in early Dec., call W/leads or suggestions. 704-8236

WANTED: LBNL visiting scholar, needs a place to live as soon as possible, short term. X5422,

WANTED: former LBNL visiting scholar, non smoker, needs a place to live Oct. '96-May '97, prefer Berkeley.

WANTED: academic couple from Toronto want house/cottage Jan.-March '97, non-smokers, able to care for garden.

WANTED: 2-bdrm + yd for LHS consultant, physics instructor & fiancée, 5 yr. old & sm. dog. (415) 479-5346, (916) 587-0386

WANTED: accommodation in Sept. for visiting academic from New Zealand, requires a studio/1-bdrm apt for 1 mo. from 9/2, will house sit or rent. 011-64-4-802-6221,


FOUND: sm. carved cross w/beads, nr Bldg. 25. X7067


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