LBNL Currents

August 25, 1995

Table of Contents

Lab makes difficult cuts to streamline operations

By Ron Kolb,

In what he called a "sobering week" of downsizing, Laboratory Director Charles Shank last Friday offered his "sincerest gratitude for the energy and commitment" of the 89 employees who were given layoff notices as part of a $5 million reduction in overhead costs for support services.

The layoffs followed a six-month analysis of procedures and functions in the Laboratory's Operations units, which resulted in a number of downsizing actions that included the elimination of 151 positions.

Deputy Director for Operations Klaus Berkner said that, because of advance planning and the number of employees who volunteered for layoff, the involuntary layoff total--89--was actually smaller than anticipated. A total of 39 positions were eliminated through attrition, and 23 employees departed voluntarily.

The final stage of the restructuring was completed last week. All employees subject to layoff were given the notice period specified in applicable policies and labor agreements, Berkner said. So that impacted employees could begin their job searches right away, he said, the Lab provided pay in lieu of notice when business necessity allowed. Career counseling on retraining programs, outplacement searches, and other assistance was also provided.

"As has been happening throughout the country at facilities like ours, many of which are subject to the uncertainties of the federal budget, reductions in force are unwelcome but necessary consequences of efforts to maintain programs with fewer dollars," Shank said. "The careful process conducted in our Operations units, designed to accommodate a smaller budget and to reduce our overhead costs, has resulted in a more streamlined, efficient, and inevitably, smaller organization."

Berkner said the personnel and process actions, which have been painstakingly analyzed and implemented since last March, are designed to maintain customer service to research programs with fewer people and a less cumbersome bureaucracy.

"Unless we could make significant reductions in our overhead costs by the end of fiscal 1995, we were not going to remain a competitive research laboratory," Berkner said. "This action ensures a leaner, more responsive support structure through improved processes and services while reducing costs."

Shank warned, however, that the downsizing may not be over, pointing to the uncertainties of the still developing federal budget.

"The challenges that face us in a future of fiscal constraint can only be met with dedication and teamwork," he said, "supported by a firm belief in our mission and our collective contributions. I wish I could offer assurances that we have reached the end of the spiral. I cannot. But I continue to be encouraged by the hard work and creativity that I encounter every day in the face of difficult circumstances. With that kind of commitment, together we will weather this storm, and any others that may come our way, to preserve the legacy of achievement that uniquely characterizes our Laboratory."

One aspect of the reduction in force--staffing in the Laboratory Fire Department--caused some concern in the surrounding community. In response to numerous written queries, Shank assured citizens that the Laboratory's commitment to provide assistance in times of emergency will not change.

"I am proud of our Laboratory's record of achievement in augmenting municipal fire and rescue service to the community," he said. "For more than 25 years, we have offered this help, which has been at no additional cost to the local taxpayers, and we will continue to do so. Providing this service has been mutually beneficial; the community has gained, and our firefighters have strengthened their skills."

Staffing in the Fire Department was reduced from 20 to 17 people, with the elimination of three part-time fire-fighter positions. This reduction, plus the change of three other full-time positions to two-thirds time, will necessitate a change in the Laboratory's previous agreement with the city to be first responder in a few select areas of Berkeley. In October, the Lab will return to the pre-1994 mutual aid agreement, which assures on-call, rather than first-response, fire and rescue services to local communities.

The Fire Department will continue to provide 24-hour coverage in three shifts, each comprised of five on-duty firefighters. This will ensure full emergency coverage for the Laboratory at all times.

Teachers team up with Lab scientists for summer research

By Brennan Kreller,

Hundreds of teachers from the Bay Area and around the nation participated in LBNL science education programs this summer. For many, it was their first experience with hands-on scientific research.

The Center for Science and Engineering Education offers two mentorship programs for middle and high school teachers. For eight weeks, 38 teachers from across the country worked alongside Lab researchers as part of the Teacher Research Associates Program (TRAC), a DOE-sponsored initiative involving 26 other DOE facilities. LBNL's participants finished their assignments on August 11, and are now preparing for the coming academic year with new research experiences behind them.

It was the TRAC program that enabled teacher Michael Thibodeau to participate in scientific research after many years as a high school science teacher in Massachusetts. He first came to the Lab in the summer of 1991, when he began a study of the Hayward Fault with Earth Sciences researcher Pat Williams.

Thibodeau has since returned to LBNL each summer as the Associate TRAC Coordinator under Pre-College Program Coordinator Eileen Engel. "TRAC provides a real boost for all these teachers," says Thibodeau. "This is especially true for those, like myself, who have been teaching for a long time. It's exciting to participate actively in the LBNL research environment, and to take this excitement about science back into the classroom."

Engel also coordinates a four-week program for teachers called the Science and Society Teacher Institute, which this year drew 37 participants from around the country. The Institute offers teachers an innovative program of lectures, field trips, and laboratory activities in which they learn ways of bringing societal issues into the classroom. Presentations and activities included such "social-impact" topics as DNA research, the Human Genome Project, earth sciences and environmental clean-up, AIDS, and workshops on the Internet, personal planning, networking and community resources.

For local middle and high school science teachers, LBNL also offers the National Teacher Enhancement Program (NTEP), sponsored by DOE and the National Science Foundation. LBNL's NTEP program identifies local science teachers who will serve as role models for their colleagues. For three weeks this summer, 23 "lead teachers" participated in workshops and field trips while immersing themselves in the scientific method, and conducted experiments that led to the construction of solar ovens.

Unlike TRAC, the NTEP program focuses on one selected topic around which the program is developed each year. This summer's program, titled "Heat, Temperature, Light, and Life," gave teachers the tools to build a supplemental science curriculum for their students which is flexible enough to apply to the physical, life, and earth sciences.

"NTEP is an excellent exercise in analysis, materials testing, engineering, and measurement," says coordinator Marva Wilkins, "in addition to expanding their access to science education resources."

The CSEE summer program with the largest outreach is the Summer Teacher Workshop Series offered by the Bay Area Science & Technology Education Collaboration (BASTEC) to teachers in the Oakland Unified School District. More than 200 teachers from all levels attended a wide range of workshops led by science education experts from throughout the Bay Area. Engel and Karin Levy handled the coordination and implementation of the 11 workshops held this summer.

CSEE program coordinators credit the work of the many laboratory volunteers as key to the success of these programs. They provide expertise and mentorship for hundreds of program participants each year. Anyone interested in being a part of the effort to enhance and improve science education both locally and nationally is encouraged to contact CSEE at X5511.

CAPTIONS -- Howard McKenzie, a math teacher at Essex Catholic High School in East Orange, N.J., worked with Human Genome's Sylvia Spengler in developing Human Genome Laboratory information modules for teachers and making them available on the World Wide Web.

Participants in the Science and Society Teacher Institute conducted a wide variety of experiments while learning how to incorporate many socially relevant topics in the science classroom.

Michael Butcher's research with Rick Russo in the Energy and Environment Division explored techniques in transmission and reflection holography using laser optics. Butcher teaches physics at Hood River Valley High School in Hood River, Oregon.

TRAC participant Daniel Sudol, a teacher at Portola Middle School in El Cerrito, performed tendon research with Life Sciences' Rick Schwarz.

UC names Richard C. Atkinson its 17th president

Richard C. Atkinson, who since 1980 has been chancellor of the University of California's San Diego campus, was selected on Aug. 18 by the Board of Regents to succeed Jack W. Peltason as president of the nine-campus UC system.

Atkinson, 66, becomes the 17th president of the University of California since its founding 127 years ago. His appointment is effective Oct. 1, when Peltason leaves the post after three years. The Regents vote to select Atkinson was 19-1, with three abstentions and three members absent. Atkinson will be paid $243,500 a year, the same salary as Peltason.

Atkinson is an internationally respected scholar in psychology and cognitive science who has authored or co-authored nine books and more than 160 scientific articles. Since 1980, he has presided over UCSD's ascent to a nationally recognized research campus with six Nobel laureates on its faculty. Prior to that he served as director of the National Science Foundation under President Jimmy Carter and was a long-term member of the faculty at Stanford University.

"Dick Atkinson has demonstrated his tremendous administrative abilities for more than a decade of leadership at UC's San Diego campus," said UC Regents' Chairman Clair W. Burgener. "He will bring to the presidency of UC both the skill and the experience to lead it into the 21st century."

"The University of California has fulfilled the hopes and aspirations of Californians for the past 127 years," said President-elect Atkinson. "It has educated generations of students, forged new industries, and created a better quality of life for all its citizens. The University is perfectly positioned to lead California into the 21st century. I am honored to be a part of this great tradition, and I will take whatever steps necessary to ensure that the University fulfills its leadership role."

As head of NSF, Atkinson was known as a spokesman for basic research. He had a wide range of responsibilities for science policy at a national and international level, including membership on the U.S.-People's Republic of China Joint Commission on Science and Technology and the U.S.-USSR Joint Commission.

Atkinson received a doctor of philosophy degree from Indiana University in 1955. His wife, Rita, holds a Ph.D. in psychology. Their daughter, Lynn, is a neurosurgeon. n

House Science Committee chair says scientists need to promote their work

By Lynn Yarris,

In a recent interview with the journal Science, Robert Walker (R-Pa.), chairman of the House Science Committee, joked that "high technology" in his Amish country home district means "new grease for the wagon wheels."

Despite the anti-technology stance of many of his constituents, Walker is a long-time scientific enthusiast and one of the most important players today in setting Congressional funding levels for scientific research. In addition to presiding over the Science Committee, he is the number two Republican on the Budget Committee, and chair of the House Republican Leadership. Walker has been calling for the establishment of a Department of Science and is now exploring the idea of converting DOE into a science department. He is considered a strong supporter of basic research in DOE and NSF, but an opponent of industrial research programs in the Commerce and Defense Departments.

In the Aug. 11 Science interview, Walker asserted that his biggest budget battles are with lawmakers who would slash funding for projects that have titles they don't understand.

"There is a need to educate people and convince them that science has as much meaning in policy-making as work in agriculture or labor issues, which dominated the industrial economy," he said. "If I can give my colleagues a simple explanation, sometimes I can turn them around."

Walker criticized the scientific community for not "aggressively promoting" their work until their funding is threatened.

"The science community seems to think that as long as the money is flowing, I'm okay, you're okay, we're all okay, and (it) doesn't get involved in setting priorities. This ensures that people who are not oriented toward research get an upper hand," he said. "Scientists need to speak up."

Walker encouraged scientists to communicate directly with their local members of Congress and not to rely on the political or information activities of their societies. He cited a recent joint statement from a group of scientific societies condemning proposed cuts to federal research and expressed doubt that "more than three members of Congress" read the statement.

"Members of Congress respond more positively to constituents who explain why the basic research work in their own district is valuable to the national interest," Walker said.

Central Stores returning to Hill

The Facilities Department is pleased to announce that the Bldg. 78 Craft Stores has been expanded to accommodate a majority of the high-use items formally stocked at the off-site Central Stores location.

Craft Stores will be renamed Central Stores. Items that will be available on site include all diskettes, leather gloves, regulators and gages, film, many electronic items, flashlights, batteries and aluminum foil.

Customers are welcome to come directly to the Bldg. 78 counter, telephone orders to X5087, or fax orders to X4211. All Boise Cascade and VWR orders will continue to be handled through Procurement (X5460) and distributed from Central Receiving.

To further satisfy customer needs, two buyers have been dedicated to handle customer requests, special orders and stock requirements. All users are invited to attend weekly staff meetings where requests and suggestions can be addressed promptly. Please contact Dee Wentz at X5175 if you would like to

A listing of all items carried at the new Central Stores will be available in the near future. Questions regarding the new Stores should be directed to Jim Johnston at X5087 or Don Prestella at X5378.

Sixty science writers visit Lab for Internet training workshop

Sixty science writers gathered at the Laboratory on Saturday, Aug. 19, for a day-long training session on the Internet.

The Northern California Science Writers' Association Internet Workshop '95 included instructional sessions in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium as well as hands-on experience. The Lab was able to host the event thanks to a collaboration that included the Public Information Department (PID) and a network resources team from the Information and Computing Sciences and Engineering divisions. The team set up and linked 30 computers to the Lab's high-speed network, giving many writers their first Internet experience.

A morning session included welcoming remarks by PID Manager Ron Kolb, and a World Wide Web class taught by PID's Jeff Kahn. John Markoff, computer and technology writer for the New York Times, made an afternoon presentation.

N e w s W i r e


R&D Magazine has released its list of winners of the 1995 R&D 100 Awards, which have been described as the "Oscars of Invention." It has already been reported that Van Jacobson and Steve McCanne of ICSD won for their development of the MBone for Internet conferencing (see Currents, July 14). It has now been learned that the Laboratory is listed as a co-winner--along with Fusion Lighting, Inc., and DOE--for development of the "sulfur lamp." This new "molecular emitter" type of lamp is four times more energy efficient and 700 times brighter than a conventional incandescent bulb. It also outperforms fluorescent lamps. LBNL and former LBNL researchers who contributed to this project include Doug Crawford, Sam Berman, George Gabor, Tom Orr, and Chuck Greene.


The first complete genome of a free-living organism--Haemophilus influenzae-- has been sequenced. A paper published in this week's issue of the journal Science reports the complete mapping and sequencing of a 1.8 megabase benign laboratory strain of a bacterium that, in its wild form, causes meningitis. Although complete genome sequences for viruses have been obtained, this is the first complete genetic blueprint of an organism that can grow and reproduce on its own. The sequencing teams were led by Craig Venter of The Institute for Genomic Research, and Nobel laureate Hamilton Smith of Johns Hopkins University. Both institutes are located in Maryland. This research, which was accomplished in 13 months at a cost of 50 cents per base, could speed the project to sequence the human genome. At 3 billion bases, the human genome is 1500 times larger than the genome for H.influenzae.


The National Science Foundation is seeking ways to improve its peer review of grant proposals. A report last fall from the General Accounting Office concluded that NSF should take extra steps to ensure fairness in its peer review process. It suggested an increased use of outside review panels, more participation of women and minority member reviewers, and a better system for calibrating ratings among reviewers. NSF plans two forums for discussing reform proposals; one this fall and one next spring. Scientists with ideas for improving the system are invited to send their e-mail comments to


For the first time during a user operation period, the ALS ran with a new "multibunch feedback system" that yielded a much brighter and more stable beam. This enhanced brightness and stability will especially benefit upcoming experiments in x-ray microscopy and high-resolution spectroscopy. The new feedback system was collaboratively developed by a group from LBNL's Center for Beam Physics led by John Corlett and Walter Berry, and by a group from the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center led by SLAC's John Fox.

Annual fund returns

Following are the annual fund returns for the 403(B) and 401(A) accounts, effective July 31, 1995.*

Equity 25.66%

Bond 15.50%

Multi-Asset 14.05%

Money Market 5.67%

Savings 6.65%

Insurance Company Contract 7.88%

* Past performance does not guarantee future results

DOE fetes the public

The DOE Oakland Operations Office hosted the public in an outdoor lunchtime event in Oakland's Federal Building Plaza on Aug. 16. The theme for the day was "Energy Fuels Our Future." LBNL representatives from the Center for Science and Engineering Education, Community Relations, and Technology Transfer participated in DOE Day '95 , displaying the Laboratory's research achievements and opportunities.

Many Bay Area DOE facilities and programs also participated, featuring displays and fun demonstrations for all ages. Local DOE office staff also provided entertainment, which included an appearance by the Berkeley Site Office Choir.

Other attractions included electric car rides by PG&E, computer simulations, and a children's energy poster contest.

Runaround preparation tips

The 18th annual LBNL Runaround, set for noon on Friday, Sept. 22, is only a few weeks away. All employees and retirees are encouraged to participate. This is a fun run, so individual and group costumes are highly recommended.

Remember--you don't have to run to participate. Walkers and striders as well as runners and joggers are encouraged to join in. Runaround T-shirts will be given to finishers, and a big post-run party, complete with refreshments, awards, contests, and a performance by the Lab's new Music Club, will be held on the cafeteria lawn.

Steve Derenzo, an experienced runner and Runaround organizer, has these points for participants:

Before the Runaround:

The course is 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) long, with some steep elevation changes. Participants in average physical condition should be able to jog the level and downhill sections. If you want more preparation, jog two or three times a week, one to three miles per session.

During the Runaround:

The race will start promptly at noon on the road east of the Firehouse, close to the fork (look for course map in next week's Currents). Unless you are interested in competitive racing, relax and enjoy it--you don't have to push yourself to the gasping point.

New bicycle segment:

This year there is an official bicycle component to the Runaround. The BikeAround, which is strictly noncompetitive, starts at 11:30 a.m. in the same location (near the Firehouse). It follows nearly the same route as the Runaround, with slight alterations to follow one-way streets. It should finish in plenty of time for bikers to participate in both events. For more information on the BikeAround, send queries to

Space still available in LBNL summer science camp

Donations of play equipment needed

The first week of a pilot summer science camp for school-age children of Laboratory employees was launched this week by a subcommittee of the Work Family Committee. Two more sessions are scheduled, provided a sufficient number of children are enrolled.

The camp runs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The next two sessions run Aug. 28-Sept. 1, and Sept. 5-11. The sessions have a morning science component, including tours and classroom activities at the Lab and elsewhere, and recreational activities in the afternoon, including visits to local parks, swimming pools, and other recreational facilities.

The camp is in need of additional sign-ups the third week. Donations of play equipment are also needed. To enroll your child or donate equipment, please contact Diana Attia (X7378), Tammera Campbell (X4460), Jil Geller (X7313), or Jim Lutz (X7302).

Health Notes: Health Services survey examines physical exam program

Brought to you by LBNL's Health Services Department

Health Services recently completed a survey of 31 staff scientists and 26 crafts workers and support staff to determine their use and satisfaction with the physical exam programs at the Laboratory. The physical exam program currently consists of preplacement, qualification/certification, medical surveillance, and "periodic" exams. The questionnaire was designed by UCSF graduate student Suzanne Sommer to answer several questions:

Utilization: Do employees use the variety of physical examinations and testing programs offered by Health Services?

Effectiveness: How well do these exams and procedures meet the employees' needs for personal and occupational health protection and promotion?

Need for change: Are there services employees would like to see added or improved?

The level of satisfaction with the program was high, but several suggestions were made. These included more screenings for cancer and cholesterol, assistance with stress at home and on the job, and retention of the periodic voluntary exam program. A surprising 88 percent reported that they had participated in a "periodic" physical exam.

The survey uncovered two major areas of concern for Health Services. Surveyed employees report that they are not sharing the results of the various exams with their personal health care provider. Nineteen percent said they never share results, and 19 percent share only some results. Health Services encourages employees to share all the information that is generated by the exams; copies are available upon request.

The other area of concern is participation in the medical surveillance programs. These exams are designed to track the health outcomes of employees potentially exposed to hazardous substances or conditions such as lead, noise, lasers and asbestos. Almost 70 percent of the crafts workers perceived that they had such exposures, whereas only 20 percent of scientists felt they worked with hazards that required surveillance. Of those scientists who self-identified the need for surveillance, 32 percent did not participate in the medical program.

Among the crafts group, medical surveillance is not always recognized. Seventeen percent who felt that they had exposures on the job did not know if they were in a surveillance program, and 10 percent indicated they did not have exams. Health Services is in the process of redesigning the medical surveillance program with the intent of keeping employees better informed and increasing participation in medical surveillance.

A complete copy of the results of the survey is available upon request from Health Services (X6266).

Calendar of Events for August 28 to September 8

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.

28 m o n d a y


29 t u e s d a y


Pressure Safety/Compressed Gases (EHS 230), 8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 51-201; pre-registration required, X6612.

Chemical Hygiene and Safety Training (EHS 348), 1-4:30 p.m., Bldg. 51-201; pre-registration required, X6612.


"Nucleosynthesis in Crisis" will be presented by Sidney Bludman of LBNL/University of Pennsylvania at 12:30 p.m. in LeConte 375.

30 w e d n e s d a y


Med/Biohazardous Waste Training (EHS 730), 10-11:30 a.m., Bldg. 66-316; pre-registration required, X6612.


LBNL Library & MELVYL Catalogs, 11 a.m., Bldg. 50-134.


Noon, lower cafeteria

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LBNL Library & MELVYL Catalogs, 11 a.m., Bldg. 50-134.


"Application of Scanning Probe Microscopy to Tribology of Magnetic

Hard Disks" will be presented by David Bogy of UCB at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


"Strong Shock/Vortex Interactions" will be presented by Gordon Erlebacher of ICASE at 4 p.m. in 3110 Etcheverry Hall.


General Meeting at Albany Bowl at 6:30 p.m.

1 f r i d a y


4 m o n d a y


5 t u e s d a y


"What's the Matter with the Cosmic Velocity Field?" will be presented by Tsafrir Kolatt of Harvard University at 12:30 p.m. in LeConte 375.


"Thymocyte-Specific SATB1 and Breast Tumor-Associated p114 That Bind to the Core Unwinding Element of MARs" will be presented by Terumi Kohwi-Shigematsu of the La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation at 4 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.

6 w e d n e s d a y


"Characterization of the Trinucleotide Repeat Sequence-Binding Proteins" will be presented by Yoshinori Kohwi of the La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation at 4 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.

7 t h u r s d a y


Fire Extinguisher Use (EHS 530), 10 - 11:30 a. m., Bldg. 48-109;

pre-registration is required, X6554.


"Complex Chemistry in Simple Reactions at Electrochemical Interfaces" will be presented by Philip N. Ross of LBNL at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.

8 f r i d a y


8 a.m. - 2 p.m., cafeteria

Lab to stage controlled burns

The Laboratory will conduct controlled burns on the Hill during weekends from Saturday, Aug. 26, through Sunday, Sept. 17, if weather and air quality conditions permit. The carefully monitored blazes of grass and debris will reduce wildfire hazards during the fire season.

Burning will take place in the open area near the Laboratory's central corridor. Signs will be posted to notify neighboring property owners as well as Lab employees and visitors. For more information, contact Carol Rice of Wildland Resource Management at 944-5282.

LBNL Softball League

Games are played Wednesday evenings on Kleeberger Field.

Results of August 23

Budget Cuts 11, Off The Hill 4
Animals 14, Sudz 6
Environ-Mets 19, Astros6
Ball Park Est. 10, Sudz 8
Ball Park Est. 13, Rated X 8
CAMShafts 7, Environ-Mets 6

Won-Lost Standings as of August 23

Environ-Mets 12-2
Ball Park Estimates 11-4
Rated X 10-5
Astros 10-5
CAMShafts 9-6
Animals 5-9
Sudz 5-10

Budget Cuts 3-12
Off the Hill 1-13

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.

Dining Center for August 28 to Sept. 1


Early Bird 1 pancake, 2 eggs, 3 slices bacon & toast $2.95

Today's soup Spicy black eye pea $1.35 & $1.95

Bistro fare Chicken breast saute w'corn salsa, carrots, zucchini & rice(TM) $3.95

Passports South of the Border (al a carte)

Sadie's Grill Salmon burger w/celery root aioli & fries $3.95


Early Bird Cinnamon raisin French toast w/coffee $2.05

Soup Split pea & lima bean(TM) $1.35 & $1.95

Bistro fare Chile verde w/flour tortilla & pepino con chile $3.95

Passports Mexican fiesta salad $3.95

Sadie's Grill Rib eye steak sandwich w/fries $3.95


Early Bird Corned beef hash w/ eggs & coffee $2.60

Soup Ranchero w/pork $1.35 & $1.95

Bistro fare Pasta: Fusilli, garlic, pesto, tomatoes, basil & parmesan(TM) $3.95

Passports South of the Border (al a carte)

Sadie's Grill Bacon, cheese & tomato on sour w/fries $3.40


Early Bird Blueberry pancakes w/coffee $2.05

Soup Creamy clam chowder $1.35 & $1.95

Bistro fare Blackened beef & garlic crouton salad w/Caesar dressing $3.95

Passports South of the Border (al a carte)

Sadie's Grill BBQ beef sandwich w/fries $3.75


Early Bird Ham scramble w/coffee $2.60

Soup Old-fashioned vegetable $1.35 & $1.95

Bistro fare Pasta Piatti w'breadstick(TM) $3.95

Passports Pasta Piatti w'breadstick(TM) $3.95

Sadie's Grill Chicken Provolone w/fries $3.25

(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.


'68 VOLVO 144DL 4-dr, 4-spd, orig. owner, reg. maint., still reliable, $750/b.o. John, X5307, 841-7875

'83 MAZDA B2000 pickup truck, red w/camper shell, 145K, 5-spd, runs gd, new break pads, used car diagnostic, smog check, radio, $1950. Stefan, X4025, 548-1978

'84 MAZDA RX-7, new tran. & clutch, sunroof, 5-spd, smog, 80K, $2100/b.o. Mark, X2971, 525-4623

'85 HONDA Civic wgn, 4-dr hatchbk, a/t, newer engine, $2200. X4893, 229-3350

'85 MAZDA 626LX, 106K mi., very gd cond., a/c, p/s, p/b, AM-FM cass., sunroof., 5-spd, Prolock anti-theft dev., $3100. Johan, X5652, 540-6052

'88 HONDA Accord LX Sedan, 4-dr, a/t, p/s, a/c, AM/FM cass., pwr windows & door locks, tilt wheel, cruise ctrl, 63K mi., avail. late Sept., $7K. Hiro/Yasko, X4414, 525-9432

'93 CHRYSLER Eagle Talon DL, 4x4, white, 5-sp, a/c, AM-FM cass., 35K mi., new tires, exc. cond., $9500. Jenny, X7695, 849-0912

'93 SATURN SC2, silver, anti-lock brakes, loaded, 42K mi., $12,200/b.o. John, 601-0730 (before 10 p.m.)

TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th wheel, '89 Alpenlite, 29' 11", rear kitchen, sand color, exc. cond., 4 new tires, $14,900. Richard, X6015, 689-1255

CARPET KIT, blue, storage spaces on both sides, fits Toyota long bed pickup, $25. John, 531-1739


BATTLE BEAST toys; printer drwr (compartments). 233-0734

BOWLERS for LBNL League, '95-'96 season 9/13 - mid May, gen. mtg., 8/31 6:30 p.m. at Albany Bowl, 540 San Pablo. Cynthia, X6672

FURNITURE for students from Norway, couch, kitchen table, chairs & bookcase. Morten, X6651, 528-7991

HOUSE TO SIT for responsible, female professional, for 6-12 mos., exp., refs. avail., willing to care for pets & yd, avail. ASAP. Liz, 549-2607

REFRIGERATOR, sm. dorm-type, price negot. Jon, X5974


CAL FOOTBALL, 2 tickets, 10/7 vs. USC, 3:30 p.m., sec. I, row 18, seats 19 & 20, $24 ea. Jim, X6058, 284-2353

S.F. OPERA, series O, Sun. matinees, balcony circle ctr., 2 seats, 9/24 Anna Bolena, 10/1 La Traviata, 10/22 Madama Butterfly and 11/26 Rusalka, ea. $120/pr.; 11/12 Die Walkure, $140/pr. Wini, 845-8356


AQUARIUM, 55 gal. corner tank, acrylic w/black background, matching black acrylic stand, incl. salt, lighting, under gravel filter & powerhead, $340/b.o. 676-5716

BIKE, road (not dirt), Miyata, 12-spd, black, 20" frame (for shorter rider), nice cond., $140. Dennis, X4702

BOAT, Islander 30 MK II, Atomic 4, VHF radio, wind spd, direction & depth indicators, 4 jibs 85/110/130/150, main, 2 spinnakers, upwind berth O-Dock Berkeley Marina, $10K. 642-1872

CD/radio/cassette, Sony CFD-520, 1 yr. old, separatable spkrs, manuals, $90. Jun, X2971, 528-2359

COLOR CONSOLE TV, RCA, 23", w/remote, mint cond., $75. 233-0734

COMPUTER, Mac Classic 2/40, exc. cond., w/Modem 2400/9600, perfect for cheap login & w.p., $400/b.o. John, 865-9023

COMPUTER, Mac SE, 1/0, 2 internal floppies, immac. cond., a lot of software, $290; printer, Imagewriter II, extra color cartridge, $70; 2400 baud modem, mint cond., $30. Chris, X7395

DESK, all wood, ~30x48, single pedestal (left), exc. cond., $75/b.o. 524-9473

GAS STOVE, old O'Keefe & Merritt, single oven, exc. cond., $400/b.o. 528-7829

LOVE SEATS, 1 custom, contemporary w/matching Ottoman, $200; 1 Victorian, circa. 1860, $250. Heidi, X4526

PRINTER, Imagewriter II, $70; 4 1 MB 30-pin SIMMS, $25 ea.; Mac SE 1/0, w/lots software, manuals, orig. carton, $290, all in exc. cond. Chris, X7395

NORDIC TRACK PRO, w/workout comp. & pulse sensor, $475/b.o.; rowing machine, Avita #950 SL w/accutimer, $200/b.o.; rototiller, Toro 5 hp, $95/b.o.; hedge trimmer, Black & Decker, 16", $15; lawn edger, elec., Black & Decker, heavy-duty, $30; shop vacuum, $15; Weber BBQ, lg., $20; Formica table top, $5. Cindy, 237-3894

RANGE, elec., 30", 2 ovens, very gd cond., light yellow base w/black glass doors, $400/b.o. S. Lynn, 642-1634

REFRIGERATOR, 24 cu. ft. gold, Frigidare 205, approx. 15 yrs. old, replaced & upgraded compressor, $150/b.o.; reel-to-reel tape recorder, Revox A77 MK-II 1/4 track, 7-1/2, 3-3/4 ips, accepts 10-1/2" reels, perfect cond., new heads, $250/b.o. John, 525-3323

SINGLE BED, adjustable (head & feet tilt up), exc. cond., $150. 653-7188

SNOW SKIS, K2 RSP Comp, giant slalom style ski, very fast, 190 cm, $100. Tim, X5304

STOVE, elec., Amana, 1 unit oven w/top microwave, never used, 208V, $175/b.o. Steve, X7892, 428-9407

TV, 20" w/remote & stand, $130; tent, 1-person, high quality, lightweight Gortex, $100. Phil, X7875


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

BERKELEY, Elmwood, furn. 1+bdrm apt, walk to UCB & public trans., lg. garden terrace, view, incl. linen, TV, hi-fi, VCR, microwave, etc., nonsmoker, $695/mo. for 1 yr. 843-6325

BERKELEY HILLS, Euclid/Cedar, furn. rm in pvt. home, kitchen privs., washer/dryer, deck, view, nr trans., shops, Rose Garden, no smoking, no pets, $450/mo. + util. Laura, 548-1287

BERKELEY HILLS, furn. 1-bdrm, 1-bth apt, newly remodeled, modern kitchen, nr shopping & trans., $870/mo. + utils. 524-9039

NO. BERKELEY, furn. lg. rm in 4-bdrm house, bay view, shopping, bus stop, parking, washer/dryer, $425/mo. 528-6953

EL CERRITO, new 3-bdrm, 2-bth house, dinning rm, den, family rm, living rm, frpl, carpet, yd, partial bay view, $1520/mo. incl. gardener, 1st, last + sec. dep. Hashem, X4287, 299-0560

EL CERRITO HILLS, 6434 Barrett Ave., 3-bdrm house, redwood living & dining rms, frpl, built-ins, deck, garden, hardwd flrs, stove, refrig., washer, dryer, dishwasher, storage area, nr public tennis cts & trans., nonsmokers, $1275/mo. garbage incl. 234-3373

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

KENSINGTON, 5-bdrm house to share w/1 person, private bth., view of bay & Golden Gate, garden, nr shopping/busses, $495/mo. + 1/3 utils. 524-7086

OAKLAND, Redwood Heights, lg. 1-bdrm apt in duplex, hrdwd flrs, lg. kitchen, washer/dryer, garden, garage, nr shops & public trans., easy commute to UC/LBNL, cat OK, $695/mo. + util., dep. Amelia, X7586 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

PINOLE, furn. rm in quiet, rural house, lots of space, pets OK, avail. 9/1, $525/mo. X6129

NE RICHMOND, 610 26th St., 2-bdrm McGregor, skylights, fenced garden, formal dining rm, laundry rm, garage, hardwd flrs, appliances, nonsmokers, $785/mo. incl. garbage. 234-3373

WALNUT CREEK, 3-bdrm, 2-bth townhouse, split-level, a/c, storage, pool, clubhouse, walking distance to Pleasant Hill BART, avail. 9/1 for 1 yr. lease, $990/mo., 1st, last & sec. dep. 825-9433

WANTED: furn. apt/rm nr LBNL for visiting scholar, 9/95 - 12/95. Joe, X7284, Barbara, 527-5821

WANTED: UC grad student & wife (LBNL employee) w/baby seek 2-bdrm apt, prefer nr LBNL or in Berkeley area, from 1/96-1/97. Kelly, X4523


EL CERRITO HILLS, off Barrett, 2-bdrm, 1-bth house, move-in cond., bay view, carpets, hardwd flrs, sep. dining rm, laundry rm, frpl, terraced backyd w/drip system. Jean, 232-0281, 232-3990

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


ATARI 800 computer w/manuals, joysticks, cassette tape drive, many tapes, also several game cartridges. Bob Belshe, 376-7677

PAINT, exterior, deep sky-blue, 5 gal., purchased locally. Linda, 849-2103

PUPPY, German Shepherd, ~1 yr. old, female, found, needs home, black top & tan under, 21" high, 3' nose-tail small build, cute, quiet, affectionate, gentle. Eleanor, X4997

HOUSE PLANTS (2) large, Linda, X5716


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