LBNL Currents

August 4, 1995

Table of Contents

  1. New imaging technique gives first-ever look at water "crystals"
  2. Groundbreaking ceremonies for Human Genome Center
  3. Summer programs bring students, mentors together
  4. Ergonomics put to the test
  5. Dosimetry Office makes life easier
  6. Spare the Air days are here
  7. NewsWire
  8. Summer Lab Research Fellowship Program
  9. Student Research Program
  10. Structural biologists give helping hand to Habitat for Humanity
  11. Health Notes
  12. Lab life
  13. IDS Couriers offers 24-hour service
  14. Summer student poster sessions
  15. LBNL Softball League
  16. Calendar of Events -- August 7-18
  17. Dining Center Menu -- August 7-11
  18. FleaMarket

New imaging technique gives first-ever look at water "crystals"

By Jeffery Kahn,
At certain humidities, water condenses by first forming a one-atom-thick layer of room-temperature ice. That's just one of the remarkable new findings from researchers in the Materials Sciences Division (MSD) who have produced the first high-resolution microscopic images of water condensing and evaporating.

Conventional scientific wisdom has long held that high-resolution images of liquid surfaces cannot be created. In defiance of this wisdom, however, an MSD team of Miquel Salmeron, Frank Ogletree, X.D. Xiao, and graduate student Jun Hu report have been able to create maps of liquid surfaces showing features as small as 200 angstroms, or two-hundred millionths of a meter. The key is a novel approach to the use of an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM).

The researchers describe their technique, which they call polarization force microscopy, in a paper published in the journal Science. An AFM produces images through the use of a sharp tip, almost like that of a phonograph stylus, which is scanned over a sample. A computer maps the path of the tip, generating a 3-D image.

On a solid surface, the AFM tip "touches" the sample with a force so slight that it does not dislodge even a single atom on the surface of a solid. (In a phonograph needle, about one gram of force is applied on the stylus; in the AFM, the load on the tip is about one ten-millionth of a gram). On a liquid surface, however, the tip of an AFM sinks because of capillary forces, and therefore, no image is obtained.

"Having imaged surfaces all my life," Salmeron says, "I knew that imaging liquid was taboo. We haven't done it because it has been (thought to be) impossible."

The team overcame this barrier by inventing an imaging technique in which the AFM tip flies over the surface. First, the tip is coated with a thin skin of metal to make it conductive. Then, an electrical voltage is applied to the tip to create a concentrated electrical field at its apex. When the tip approaches the liquid surface being imaged, it polarizes the substrate, creating an attractive force between the two. The tip bends toward the surface and--as if flying over the liquid--its angstrom-size displacements are recorded and translated into a topographic image.

"We fly the tip over the liquid at an altitude of 200 angstroms," says Salmeron. "We can't see individual atoms, which are separated by about two angstroms. But we can see the shape of the liquid film, and learn how a liquid wets a surface."

Imaging liquid surfaces at high resolution will make it possible, Salmeron says, to resolve questions that are of fundamental importance in physics, chemistry, and biology. For example, water films alter the surface properties and reactivity of solids, and are critical to biology in terms of ion transport.

"At the atomic scale, we really don't understand wetting, or the mechanics of how a liquid wets a surface," Salmeron says. " Problems involving washing, rinsing, corrosion--they all rely on this mystery of how liquids interact with solids."

Water, the only substance on Earth naturally present as a liquid, solid, and a gas, is the first liquid to be studied by the MSD research team. Models have been developed to theorize how it condenses and evaporates, but these processes have never been investigated at the molecular level.

Using their polarization force microscopy technique, the MSD researchers have discovered that the atomic architecture underlying condensation differs depending upon the humidity. Their images revealed that, at below 20-25 percent humidity, water vapor condenses as a fluid. Having no particular shape, it covers the surface uniformly.

When the humidity rises above 25 percent, the picture changes. Single-molecule-tall islands of condensation form. These islands are solid in character, have a polygonal shape, and possess a crystalline structure. In other words, they are room-temperature ice.

"We know this," Salmeron says, "because liquid has no shape, whereas solids have shape. The angles of these polygons also are the same that ice makes. Beyond that, if you punch the surface with the tip of the microscope, you literally break the ice. And that's what the images show. We see a system of cracks."

When the humidity rises about 40 percent, multiple layers of water molecules begin condensing.

"Finally, we have tools to explore one of the enduring mysteries of nature," says Salmeron. "Now, we can see how liquids interact with solids."

All employees are invited to attend groundbreaking ceremonies for the Laboratory's new Human Genome Center, to be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the construction site behind Bldg. 74.

Refreshments will be served.

Summer programs bring students, mentors together

By Brennan Kreller,
The LBNL Center for Science and Engineering Education offers research opportunities throughout the year to students from the United States and abroad, but summer is traditionally the busiest time for student programs, two of which depend upon the participation of researchers and others who serve as mentors.

The Summer Laboratory Research Fellowship program, coordinated by Laurel Egenberger, currently has 51 students from U.S. universities, and three from abroad, who work alongside LBNL researchers, actively participating in their research projects. The students' schedules also include guest lectures, peer presentations, and tours of different areas of the Lab and other nearby research facilities.

"We are trying to introduce them to as many facets of the research environment as possible, including giving presentations and reporting on their own research," says assistant program coordinator Nancy Sallee.

At the end of their 10-week fellowship, the students present their research accomplishments to the LBNL community in a poster session in the cafeteria. All Laboratory personnel are invited to attend the session on Tuesday, Aug. 8, between 3 and 5 p.m.

High school program

LBNL also hosts 20 local student researchers from high schools throughout the Bay Area. They participate in the Student Research Program, coordinated by CSEE's Marva Wilkins. These students, who are 11th and 12th graders and college freshmen, also work with mentors, usually on scientific projects but occasionally in administrative settings.

The program targets populations who are under-represented in science--African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans and women. At the end of their 8-week internship, they will also participate in a poster session to report their work and experiences at LBNL. The presentation will be held between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, on the cafeteria lawn.

The High School Honors Program, organized by CSEE's Eileen Engel (see Currents, July 28), also relies on the participation of various researchers, although it is not a mentoring program.

If you would like to be a mentor or perhaps already have a student working with you and would like more information about any of these programs, contact CSEE at X5511.

Ergonomics put to the test

Lab employees had a chance to try out some of the latest ergonomic furniture, tools, and accessories during the July 24-28 observance of Ergonomics Awareness Week. Presented by the LBNL Ergonomics Committee in the cafeteria foyer, committee members were on hand to demonstrate the equipment and answer questions.

The committee also announced the relocation of the Ergonomics Display Center (formerly the Ergonomics Lab) to Bldg. 51-200E. Center hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The center has a variety of ergonomic equipment and accessories on display.

In addition, the chair loaner program has been reactivated. Any employee who would like to test an ergonomic chair may borrow a chair for a trial period of up to two weeks. Chairs and loaner forms are available at the Ergonomics Display Center.

For more information, contact Ervette Moore at or X6135.

Dosimetry Office makes life easier

The Laboratory's Dosimetry Office has made it easier to check out and return dosimeters for Lab employees, escorted visitors, and participating guests.

All radiation workers and escorted visitors to Radiation Controlled Areas (such as the Advanced Light Source or the 88-Inch Cyclotron) must obtain a dosimeter before entering one of these areas. The first step is to obtain a Dosimetry Request Form (formerly Radiation Worker Form) from their escort/sponsor, the Reception Center (Bldg. 65), or the Dosimetry Office (Bldg. 90-0026).

For more information, contact the Dosimetry Office at X7497.

Spare the Air days are here

In times of excessive heat, such as the Bay Area has experienced lately, there can be exceedances of the state and national ozone standards. Stay tuned to your local weather station or call the Bay Area Air Quality Managment District's 1-800-HELP AIR line to get updates on air quality predictions.

When the district calls a spare the air day:

N e w s W i r e

UC appoints groups to study affirmative action:

UC President Jack Peltason has appointed two internal UC Office of the President work groups to examine the recent decision of the UC Board of Regents to end the University's consideration of "race, religion, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in employment and contracting practices." Appointed to one of these groups is Carl D. Henning, UC special assistant for laboratory administration. The purpose of the groups, according to Peltason's appointment letter, "is not to review specific policies or programs ... but to help us sort out the major issues and steps involved in implementing the resolution on employment and contracting." One group will look at employment, the other at contracting. Henning is one of six members on the contracting group; he is the only representative with direct responsibility for lab oversight. Peltason has asked both groups to report to him by the end of August.

ALS makes front page news:

The Advanced Light Source was the subject of the feature story in the July 28 edition of the East Bay Express. The lengthy article featured interviews with ALS director Brian Kincaid and former director Jay Marx, and presented an in-depth examination of the facility's technical virtues (of which there are many) and user-sponsored beamlines (of which there are few). It concludes with Kincaid and Marx expressing their optimism that despite an R&D climate of constricted federal funding and tepid industrial investment, the ALS will eventually yield great science. "The only problem is that the timescale is longer than we had hoped," Marx is quoted as saying.

Federal funds for basic and applied R&D:

The House Science Committee has issued a table showing the funding of science by federal departments and agencies for 1993. According to this chart, which was reprinted in last week's issue of Science News, nearly 80 percent of the federal R&D budget goes to applied research, including technology development. The table has been used by some committees to support the argument that much of the R&D funding amounts to "corporate welfare." However, the percentages are greatly skewered by figures for defense, which account for nearly 52 percent of the total R&D budget. In the defense portion of the budget, applied research spending was listed at $35 billion, compared to only $1.16 billion for basic research. Remove this lopsided balance and the table shows that 39 percent of the remaining budget went for basic science and 61 percent for applied. If the budget for the National Institutes of Health is added to the mix (which the Committee did not do), the figures would show 42 percent for basic research.

Summer Lab Research Fellowship Program

Following are the students and their mentors who are taking part in the Summer Laboratory Research Fellowship Program. For more information about the Summer Laboratory Research Fellowship Program, contact Laurel Egenberger (X5190), Nancy Sallee (X4497), or Mari Shine (X5437) in the Center for Science and Engineering Education.

	Student			Mentor

AFRD Andrew Draeseke Andrew Sessler Eric Friedman Peter Seidl Susan Wheeler Andy Sessler & Wim Leemans

Chemical Sciences Janel Baptista Bob Bergman & Kristopher McNeill

Earth Sciences James Garmon Dale Perry Jennifer O'Reilly Pat Williams Pamela Taylor Pat Williams

E&E Jhon Borja-Vernaza Paul Berdahl Juan Bracchini David Faulkner Miguel Bracchini Robert Cheng Ernest Carbajal Bob Buchanan Chris Ganson Stephen Wiel Rosa García Arlon Hunt Wesley Henderson Elton Cairns Matthew Jacobson Susan Anderson Leanne Ma Kathryn Striebel Betsy Martínez-Zayas Terrance Leighton Carmen Ortiz-Aponte Nancy Brown Alexander Pascual Michael Siminovitch Robert Richey Jonathan Koomey Gabriel Rodas Richard Sextro Marianne Ruíz Terrance Leighton

EH&S Mark Grondona Doug Roaldson

Engineering Paul Babushkin Jerome Cummings Randolph Bumgardner Eugene Haller Daly Gutiérrez Jim Galvin Sharonda Ivy Carolyn Rossington Ronald Palacios Paul Sheng & Sam Mukherjee

Life Sciences Paul Abeyta Maria Pallavicini Jacquie Allen Michael Labelle Geraldine Aragon Eleanor Blakeley & Kathleen Bjornstad Carmina Catuar Amy Kronenberg Zolissa Kozelchik Bing Jap Jerry Lee Priscilla Cooper Lisa Mensching G. Shyamala Llewelyn Parsell Jacob Bastacky Melanie Ratliff Terrance Leighton Luis Rodríguez Robert Liburdy Robert Seaborn Jacob Bastacky Ahmad Sheikh Maria Pallavicini Nancy Vélez Martha Stampfer Linglei Xu Richard Levy

Materials Sciences Stella Sarraf Nenad Markovic

Nuclear Science Amber Climer Iwona Sakrejda Kelly Lee Grazyna Odyniec Dan Magestro Howard Matis Hugh Manini Richard McDonald Henrik Nordberg Frank Chu David Ross Peggy McMahan Evan Scannapieco Spencer Klein Eric Wagner Al Ghiorso

Physics David Barkin Gerald Abrams Dionne Boyce Gerald Abrams Carolyn Mockett PMichael Barnett

Student Research Program

The following Bay Area high school students and their mentors are participants in CSEE's Student Research Program. If you are interested in being a mentor (non research staff welcome), contact Marva Wilkins at X5640.

	Student			Mentor

AFRD Binh Tu Rupert Perera

Earth Sciences Dana Byrd Stubblefield Preston Holland

E&E Shepherd Jones Erik Page Quandra McGrue Jim Lutz Ericka Mosely Mary Ann Piette Jessica Rattanasack Ted Sopher

EH&S Aziza Gaines Rob Connelly Senetha Gregory Mona Bernstein Helah Jones Connie Grondona Dung Lu Ken Barat Michaela Pangilinan Leticia Menchaca

Engineering Ike Arum Jim Smithwick Tim Melano Al Kanzaki Phong Nguyen Jack Salazar Daniel Tarekegn Paul Dehnam

ICSD Louis Goltz Everett Harvey

Life Sciences Zakiyyah Al-Waajid Davina Moussa Xóchitl León Jack Miller Vanessa Riles Carol Mayeda José Ruíz Cathy Brion

Structural biologists give helping hand to Habitat for Humanity

By Mike Wooldridge,
Eighteen employees from the Structural Biology Division put some muscle into their annual summer picnic, working at a low-income construction project in Oakland.

The employees, members of Division Director Sung-Ho Kim's research group, spent Saturday, July 18, sawing, spackling, and hammering with the East Bay Habitat for Humanity at a site on 105th Street. The East Bay chapter is one of more than 1,000 Habitat affiliates nationwide that help low-income residents build their own housing.

"It was nice to work for such a good cause," said Structural Biology's Rosie Kim, one of the volunteers. "It was also good for the group. Working closely outside the lab, you get to chit-chat and to know each other in a different way."

Habitat for Humanity was founded in Georgia in 1968, with a philosophy that the economically disadvantaged "need capital, not charity, and co-workers, not caseworkers." Since then, the organization has helped put up more than 25,000 homes worldwide. Its most visible volunteer has been former President Jimmy Carter, who has hammered nails for the organization here and abroad.

The East Bay Habitat for Humanity hopes to finish 18 homes in 1995 with the help of individual and group volunteers. For information about monthly orientations, call 251-6304.

H e a l t h N o t e s

Brought to you by LBNL's Health Services Department

Don't let heat stress you out

It takes the typical human body seven to ten days to adjust to hot weather (such as we've had lately). Since we don't always have that long to adjust, there are things we can do to avoid the dangers of heat stress.

These include staying in a cool place, using a fan to circulate air, taking cool showers, drinking plenty of water, taking appropriate breaks, wearing proper clothing, staying in good shape, eating wisely, and knowing the special risks (some medications, diabetes, excess weight, alcohol, etc.). You should also know the warning signs of heat stress and what to do about them:

The best defense is a good offense. Use common sense; don't wait until you are thirsty to have a drink of water. Try to stay in cool or shady areas, and pace yourself. Enjoy the warm weather, but do it wisely.

Lab life

Steve Lockett of the Resource for Molecular Cytogenetics and his wife Karen are celebrating the birth of daughter Julia Irene, born on July 21. She was 9.5 pounds and 23 1/4 inches upon arrival.

Life Sciences proposal specialist Jerry Kekos, his wife Carol, and their son Bret proudly announce the birth of a baby girl, who is as yet unnamed, on July 26. She was 7 pounds and 19 inches at birth.

DOE Human Genome Distinguished Post-Doctoral Fellow Soo-in (Stuart) Hwang, who works in the Resource for Molecular Cytogenetics, and his wife Cammie welcomed daughter Carly on July 7. She was 7 pounds 7 ounces, and 19 inches at birth.

IDS Couriers offers 24-hour service

IDS Couriers is LBNL's contract courier service. It operates 24 hours a day and can deliver and pick up documents and parcels on-site and anywhere in the Bay Area for a nominal fee. For more information and to request service, call 548-3263 and give pick-up/delivery locations, time requirements, and an LBL account number. n

Calendar of Events -- August 7-18

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.

7 m o n d a y


Noon - 1 p.m., meeting in the lower cafeteria.

8 t u e s d a y


3-5 p.m., cafeteria lawn

9 w e d n e s d a y


Recertification for Crane/Hoist (EHS 216), 8 a.m. - noon, Bldg. 70-191; pre-registration required, X6612.

Fire Extinguisher Use (EHS 530), 10 - 11:30 a.m., Bldg. 48-109; pre-registration required, X6554.


"A Review of Recent Results from the SPS Heavy Ion Program" will be presented by Barbara Jacak of the Las Alamos National Lab at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 70A-3377.

10 t h u r s d a y


"Searching for Soot and Chasing Clouds in the Russian Arctic" will be presented by Tony Hansen of LBNL at 11:00 in the Bldg. 70A Conference Room.


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


General Body Meeting, noon - 1 p.m., Bldg. 90-1099

11 f r i d a y


11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., cafeteria lawn

14 m o n d a y


"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.


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.

Summer student poster sessions

Students from the Summer Laboratory Research Fellowship Program and the Student Research Program (see pages 1 & 3) will present the results of their summer's work in two poster sessions. The first, presented by the Research Fellowship (college level) students, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, in the cafeteria. The second, presented by the high school student reseachers, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, on the cafeteria lawn. All employees are invited to attend.

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.

LBNL Softball League

Games are played Wednesday evenings on Kleeburger Field.

Results of August 2

Astros			15
Sudz			3

CAMShafts 5 Ball Park Estimates 8

Animals 9 Off the Hill 8

Budget Cuts 2 Ball Park Estimates 13

Animals 11 Environ-Mets 12

Off the Hill 8 Rated X 15

Standings as of August 2
Ball Park Estimates	9-1
Rated X			9-2
Environ-mets		8-2
Astros			7-4
CAMShafts		6-5
Animals			3-7
Sudz			3-8
Budget Cuts		3-8
Off the Hill		1-10

Dining Center Menu -- August 7-11


Early Bird Banana pancakes w/coffee $2.05

Sadie's Grill Dill Havarti burger w/fries $3.25

Passports South of the Border (al a carte)

Soup Cheesy cream of vegetable $1.35 & $1.95

Bistro fare Turkey picatta, stuffed tomato, zucchini* $3.95


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

Sadie's Grill Grilled crab salad on sour w/fries $3.95

Passports South of the Border (al a carte)

Soup Mushroom & white bean* $1.35 & $1.95

Bistro fare Rosemary garlic chicken, potatoes, peas & onions $3.95


Early Bird Smoked pork chop w/2 eggs & coffee $2.95

Sadie's Grill Philly cheese steak w/fries $3.95

Passports South of the Border (al a carte)

Soup Greek lemon chicken soup $1.35 & $1.95

Bistro fare Shrimp Louie* $3.95


Early Bird Blueberry pancakes w/coffee $2.05

Sadie's Grill Fishwich w/fries* $3.75

Passports South of the Border (al a carte)

Soup Manhattan clam chowder $1.35 & $1.95

Bistro fare Blackened tri-tip au jus, fetta red potatoes, corn* $3.95


Early Bird Ham scramble w/coffee $2.60

Sadie's Grill Roast beef & cheddar/roll w/fries $3.95

Soup Gumbo $1.35 & $1.95

Bistro fare Pasta Piatti (pasta & sauteed veggies)* $3.95

*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.


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

'84 BMW 733, 5-spd, a/c, p/s, p/w, exc. running cond., nds. paint, $6500. (415) 381-9814

'85 PORSCHE 944, red w/black int., sunrf., 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.)

'87 VOLVO 240 wgn, stick, a/c, body 66K mi., motor & clutch 24K, tires 15K, great cond., $9K/b.o. Lee Schipper, X5057, 527-5821

'88 TOYOTA Camry wagon, 159K fwy mi., 5-spd., a/c, c/c, tilt wheel, records, recent clutch, master cylinder, t-belt, tires, runs well, $3800/b.o. Jonathan, X4704

'90 NISSAN 300ZX, dark blue, bra, 10 disc CD, 62K mi., $15,900/b.o. Paul, 236-9237

'91 FORD Escort wgn, a/c, a/t, AM/FM/cass. stereo, clean, new trans., 1 owner, 80K mi., $5,800. Jane, X6731, (707) 553-8530

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

MOTORCYCLE, '92 Suzuki 1400 Intruder, bought new in '94, Corbin seat & orig., 2 windscreens, saddlebags, Metzler ME tires, black w/purple inlay, $6K. Jennifer, X6770

TRUCK CAMPER, Coachman, '82, sleeps 3, LP gas range top, ice box, Porta Potti, 110 V hookup, $3900. X7729


HORN PLAYERS (2), for blues/jazz/R&B band "Slim Chance", nd tenor sax & trumpet, Memphis horns, early stax-volt styles, etc., avail. to practice/record 1 night a week in Alamo. Wayne, X7685, 837-2409

DONATIONS of musical instruments, music stands, PA equip., any cond., for new employee music club. Larry Bell, X5406

WIRE FRAME for lamp shade for small boudoir lamp. Kathy, X4931, 855-9135


BABY STROLLER, Gerry, great cond., $ 50. 527-0693

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

BOAT, Islander 30 MK II, Atomic 4, VHF radio, wind spd./dir./depth indicators, 4 jibs 85/110/130/150, main, 2 spinnakers, Upwind Berth O-Dock Berkeley marina, $10K. 642-1872

COMPUTER, Mac IIci 8/230, w/E Machines video card to run 16" color monitor, $800. Susan or Lory, 236-4143

COMPUTER BOOKS, `C' programming, SQL, database & more, some new/some used, call for complete list. Jan, X6620

COUNTRY CLUB, lifetime membership,Hiller Highlands Country Club (golf, tennis, pool, spa, ex. facilities, meeting rooms w/bay-view). X6276, 254-8797

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIS, Kniessel, waxable, w/poles, for tall person, $50/b.o.; windsurfer, "one-design," w/mast, boom, 2 sails, $75/b.o. Kathy, X4385

EXERCISE BIKE, Air Pro computerized w/independent arms, $250/b.o.; 170 ft new galvanized rain gutter 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

EXERCISE BIKE, $50; drafting table (wood) w/crate, $120. X6479

FUTON BED/COUCH, blk frame, w/arm rests, queen-sz. futon, w/cover & matching pillow, $200/b.o. Spiros, X6349, 935-8120

FUTON, brand new, queen sz., w/8" pad & expensive wood, pick it up at Discount Futon (nr Univ. & Sacramento), truck avail. to help w/delivery, cost $370, asking $325. Tai, X5015

GARAGE SALE, 3-family, Sat.
8/5, 9 a.m. -1 p.m., 2627 Carmel St., Oak. (below Mormon Temple), furn, exercise equip., garden shredder, lots of household items. Ken, X7739

GARAGE SALE, Fri., 8/4, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sat., 8/5, 9 a.m. - ? 2441 San Jose Ave., Alameda

ITALIAN COUCH, 3 cushion, jacquard fabric, white-on-white modern pattern, gd cond., photo avail., $200/b.o. Marsha, X7438, 654-6364

MOVING SALE, computer, IBM PC Jr., $200; full size mattress, $20; full size box spring, $20; dresser, $10; desk w/chair, $20; util. shelf, $5; delivery may be possible. Briana, X5860, 649-8255

MOVING SALE, full-sz. mattress, $40. X4779

MOVING SALE, refrig., washer & dryer, sewing machine & sm. appliances. Eileen, 784-3702, 793-3118 (eve.)

REFRIGERATOR, 1980 Kenmore, frost free, lg., runs great, $150/b.o. Erik, X6435, 525-8018

SAILBOAT, J24, hull reshaped & painted, $11,110. (415) 381-9814

SOFA & CHAIR, antique red, hand carved, circa 1920s, $1300/b.o.; 1/4 carat diamond wed. ring w/10 small diamonds, $1100; queen sz. futon w/frame, $75; VCR w/remote, $90. Greg, 339-0509

TELEVISION, 27" Color Magnavox, cable-ready, w/TV cabinet & turntable, $275/b.o.; computer, oak grain workstation w/hutch & printer stand, $250/b.o.; solid oak coffee table, $75/b.o. Hannah, X4781, 528-6386

WASHER, exc. cond., $150; full-sz. bed, $80; couch, $60, love seat, $40, or $90 for both; infant car seat, $5; dressers, $10, $5; infant bath tub, $8; lg. igloo cooler, $10; lg. lamp, $5. Songping, X6526, 526-3443 (after 6 p.m.)


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

BERKELEY, sunny, unfurn. 1+ bdrm in Victorian 4-plex, wall-to-wall carpet, porch, no laundry or off-st. parking, Grant & Derby, $629/mo. + dep. + utils. 548-6974

BERKELEY, lg studio apt, mostly furn., stove, refrig., dining table + chairs, lamps, wall bed etc., firepl, hrdwd flrs, nr campus, avail. around 8/22, $500/mo. 526-7551

BERKELEY, 5-rm apt avail. from 9/26 for academic yr, 2-bdrm, furn., laundry, balcony, bay views, quiet, 2 min. walk to UC/shuttle, Spruce nr Hearst, $900. 549-3143

BERKELEY, furn. rm in 3-bdrm house, easy parking, quiet, avail. 9/1 to 5/31 w/some flex., $380/mo., 1st & last. X7156, 649-0236

BERKELEY, 2-bdrm, 2-bth, furn, condo to share, nr UC/LBNL shuttle, $550/mo. +utils. + dep. 245-7816

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. rm in townhouse condo overlooking garden, nr UC/public transit & shopping, short/long term rental, $350/mo. + 1/2 utils. (415)744-1924, 548-9039 (eve.)

NO. BERKELEY, 2-bdrm apt to share w/quiet, older UC grad student, wd flrs, dining rm, living rm, 1.5-bth, lg kitchen w/gas stove, washer/dryer, nr LBL bus stop, $475/mo. + 1/2 PG&E + phone. Andy, 204-9685

BERKELEY HILLS, studio apt., walk to LBNL/LHS/AC bus, quiet, garden, view. $425/mo + occasional pet-sitting. John, X5307, 841-7875

EL CERRITO, furn. 2-bdrm, 1-bth house, dinning rm, family rm, frpl, carpet, yd, walk to BART/Plaza, $1200/mo. + util. X7961, 232-7433

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

HAYWARD, 2-bdrm, 2-bth, condo nr freeway, shops, w/pool, parking, washer/dryer & more, $875/mo. or lower rate for 1-yr. lease. Susan, (415) 583-6791 or Robert, (916) 362-6879

KENSINGTON, 3-bdrm, 2-bth home w/bay views & garden, avail. 10/1, $1500/mo. Judy, 524-3312, 273-9314 (msg.)

MONTCLAIR, 2-bdrm, 2-bth, rustic contemp. w/maple flrs, new carpet, frpl, all appliances, secluded & convenient location, $1500/mo. incl. gardener. Gordon, 530-3720

MONTCLAIR, 1-bdrm in-law apt, full kitchen, living rm, pvt. entrance, canyon views, nr Skyline Gate Park. 531-2054

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

OAKLAND, 1-bdrm apt, sunny, in quiet triplex bldg, 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, hdwd flrs, lg. kitchen, washer/dryer, garden, garage, nr shops/public trans./parks, easy commute to UC/LBNL, cat OK, $705/mo. + util, dep. Amelia, 843-0796

NO. OAKLAND, sunny rm. in 5-bdrm villa, hdwd flrs, 2 frpls, washer/dryer, nr BART/LBNL shuttle, avail. 8/1, $500/mo. + utils. Roberto, X6535, or David, X6396

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

WANTED: 1 or 2-bdrm apt in Berkeley or No. Oakland for female non-smoker (post-doc at Children's Hosp., Oak.), starting 8/95, for 2 yrs or longer, rent under $600/mo. Jacco, X6195, 841-2373


TAHOE KEYS, 3-bdrm, 2.5-bth house w/boat dock, mountain view. Bob, 376-2211

NO. TAHOE, 3-bdrm, 2.5-bth, nr lake, beaches, shopping, casinos, greenbelt views, spring skiing & summer reservations now. X7586, 837-2409


PINE FIREWOOD, you haul. Gisela, 841-2066


LOST: gold dangle earring w/brown ornament. Pat, X6591

FOUND: man's wrist watch, on road behind Bldg. 90; gold earring, Bldg 90. Carol, X6651

FOUND: Blue spiral-bound notebook 7-3/4" X 5", many experimental notes written inside, Bldg. 70 parking lot. Wolf, 527-3557


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