LBNL Currents

July 14, 1995

Table of Contents

Lab's connection to the MBone wins '95 R&D 100 Award

By Bruce Davies,

Van Jacobson and Steven McCanne of the Information and Computing Science Division have won R&D Magazine's 1995 R&D 100 Award for development of a software toolpack that enables multiparty audio and visual conferencing via the MBone (Multicast Backbone).

The MBone is a subset of the Internet that is capable of multicasting. That is, instead of "unicasting" one packet to one destination, the network copies each packet of information from the source for delivery to each destination that has requested it.

Unlike traditional broadcast methods, the MBone is totally interactive. The software toolpack created by Jacobson and McCanne, which includes a "white board," session directory, video conferencing, and video-audio tool software, enables real-time audio-video conferencing over the Internet. It lets participants share text, images and sketches.

MBone's audio-visual conferencing capabilities were developed to provide scientists with an easy way of sharing information over long distances in a manner similar to their normal interactions--and in their normal workplace. It was also developed to prove the potential of this kind of interaction on a scale provided by the Internet and to help set the standards that would guide its development.

Multicasting gained international attention and made rock-and-roll history when it was used to carry 20 minutes of the Rolling Stones' "Voodoo Lounge" concert tour. The concert was carried to some 200 workstations around the world that were connected to the Internet.

Another example of its potential was seen at a surgeons' conference at the University College in London. Approximately 100 doctors in London and Sweden watched as a surgeon in San Francisco performed a complex liver operation. As he worked, viewers asked questions about the procedure.

No other communications tool can reach as many people for interactive communication. Relatively short-term advances in hardware and software design will bring MBone communications to millions.

Considered a major indicator of successful technology transfer by Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary, the R&D 100 Awards program is the only competition in the world that recognizes the 100 most technologically significant new products in the past year. The international competition has a twofold purpose: to recognize innovators and organizations for outstanding practical technical developments, and to identify significant technological advances. R&D Magazine has honored inventors and scientists around the world with the awards since 1963.

LBNL's entries are coordinated through the Technology Transfer Department.

If you have any questions about entering next year's program, contact Bruce Davies at X6461 or

Lab lands a cyclotron

CAPTION -- Looking much like a visiting spacecraft, a new accelerator was installed last week at Bldg. 56 next to the old Bevatron. The Center for Functional Imaging will use the one-of-a-kind "mini-cyclotron" to create isotopes for radio-labeled drugs, according to Henry Van Brocklin of the center's radio-pharmaceutical chemistry group. The drugs will be used in medical imaging research, namely positron emission tomography. The device should be up and running by the fall.

Photo by Paul Hames

Nobel laureate feted with birthday symposium

Colleagues, friends, and former students of Owen Chamberlain gathered at UC Berkeley on Saturday, July 8, to honor the LBNL physicist and Nobel laureate on his 75th birthday. About 180 attendees celebrated his contributions to the Lab and the world with lectures on physics, talks on human rights, a luncheon on the lawn, and an evening reception.

Speakers included LBNL Deputy Director Pier Oddone, UC Berkeley Chancellor Chang-Lin Tien, and researchers Andrew Sessler, Clyde Wiegand, Swapan Chattopadhyay, and Angelina Galtieri. A group of Chamberlain's former graduate students presented him with a plaque in thanks.

"The 20th century has few rewards to offer a person that can top this sort of recognition by one's colleagues," Chamberlain said after the symposium. "I truly feel honored."

Chamberlain, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease a decade ago, also took a moment to thank his friend Senta Pugh, who has been his aide for the past two years. "She has kept me intellectually and physically active," he said. Pugh is the widow of former Lab physicist Howel Pugh.

In experiments at the Bevatron the mid-1950s, Chamberlain, Emilio Segré, Clyde Wiegand, Tom Ypsalantis, and Herbert Steiner conducted a successful search for the anti-proton, an elusive mirror image of the ordinary proton found in the nucleus of atoms. Chamberlain and Segré shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1959 for the work.

Chamberlain went on to study the relationship between spin directions and nuclear forces. He played a leading role in the development of polarized targets. In a series of experiments, he and co-workers scattered beams scattered beams of particles off these targets so that the protons were spinning predominantly in a single direction.

Chamberlain has also been an outspoken activist on issues related to peace and social justice. He was a prominent member of Scientists for Sakharov, Orlov, and Shcharansky, an international effort to free three leading Soviet dissidents. He was one of the founders of the national nuclear freeze movement in the 1980s, and worked tirelessly for arms control.

"Owen persisted with a strong faith in human improvement," said Oddone, reading a letter from Lab Director Charles Shank, who was unable to attend the birthday celebration. "We should all rejoice today that it was Owen all along who was right. We celebrate Owen's birthday when the danger from nuclear destruction is remote and when there are no longer dissidents in Soviet prisons."

1995 Summer lecture series

Physicist Swapan Chattopadhyay is the fourth speaker in the Lab's 1995 Summer Lecture Series. His talk, "Parlez-vous Beams? Exploring Today's Accelerators and Lasers," will begin at noon on Wednesday, July 19, in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. All employees, students, and guests are invited to attend.

Chattopadhyay will discuss particle and laser beams as directed and focused flows of energy and information. With examples from advanced accelerator and laser facilities throughout the world, he will describe how beams are used to study new energy sources, the fundamental structure of matter, and fundamental material processes and structures.

The director of the Center for Beam Physics in the Accelerator and Fusion Research Division, Chattopadhyay's research interests range from high energy and nuclear physics to synchrotron radiation sciences, and more recently, biosciences. He contributed to the conception, design and construction of the Advanced Light Source, and is now engaged in research on laser-acceleration of particles and on generation of femtosecond x-ray bursts for studies of ultrafast phenomena.

July 19
Parlez-vous Beams? Exploring Today's Accelerators and Lasers,Swapan Chattopadhyay, Accelerator & Fusion Research Division

July 26
Groundwater Cleanup: Cost Effective Remedies, Sally Benson, Director,
Earth Sciences Division

King named interim UC provost; Shank selected for search committee

C. Judson King, UC's vice provost for research, and a chemical engineer in LBNL's Energy and Environment Division, has been named interim university provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, UC's No. 2 position. He will serve for six months following the departure of Walter E. Massey, who leaves Aug. 11 to become president of Morehouse College.

UC President Jack W. Peltason also named Lab Director Charles Shank to a committee of UC faculty and administrators that will advise him on the selection of a new provost. The search committee, which will review nominees and applicants, will be chaired by UC Santa Cruz Chancellor Karl S. Pister, former dean of the School of Engineering at UC Berkeley.

Peltason is initiating the search for the new provost, although the final recommendation to the Board of Regents will be made by the new UC president after Peltason retires Oct. 1.

"While we will miss the wise leadership and counsel of Walter Massey, we have confidence in Jud King's ability to fulfill the duties of the office of provost and senior vice president during the transition period," Peltason said.

Prior to becoming vice provost for research, King was provost of professional schools and colleges at UC Berkeley and is a professor of chemical engineering there.

The provost and senior vice president is responsible for academic planning, budget, liaison with the systemwide Academic Senate and student governments, admissions and outreach, library planning, affirmative action, student affairs, liaison with other segments of education in California, UC Extension and summer sessions, and the University Press. The provost and senior vice president also is responsible for programmatic oversight of the three Department of Energy laboratories managed by the University.

LBNL welcomes new employees

The Laboratory welcomed the following new employees during the month of June:
Jhane Biewer		ICSD
Clare Doyle		Life Sciences
Roger Falcone		AFRD
Dennis Gibson		Engineering
Marc Hellerstein	Life Sciences
Martha Luehrmann	Directorate
Vladimir Moroz		Engineering
Ronald Sabaroff		Directorate
Shelley Stinson-Smoot	AFRD
Ed Wong			Engineering

Peltason stands by UC's affirmative action programs

UC President Jack Peltason, in response to the formal proposal of Regent Ward Connerly that the University end its affirmative action policies, has issued a statement expressing his support for affirmative action and other diversity programs.

"I believe our efforts to dismantle barriers that have long kept some of our citizens from a college education are squarely in the American egalitarian tradition," Peltason said in his statement, which is intended for the July Regents meeting, but was released to the press on July 10. "I continue to believe that the vital diversity of California, reflected increasingly in our classrooms and laboratories, is one of the most powerful opportunities for learning we offer our students... I also remain convinced that, unless we continue to take race, ethnicity, and in some circumstances, gender, into account among many factors in choosing among eligible students, the University will find it very difficult indeed to enroll a diverse student body in some of our programs."

Joining Peltason in issuing the statement were UC's nine chancellors and systemwide vice presidents, and the systemwide Academic Council, which represents UC faculty.

"On the question of whether the University should continue its efforts to reflect the diversity of California throughout our community, my position is clear, as is that of the entire academic and administrative leadership of the University," Peltason wrote in an accompanying letter to the Regents. "We are a public institution in the most demographically diverse state in the Union. Our affirmative action and other diversity programs, more than any other single factor, have helped us prepare California for its future."

Connerly, an outspoken critic of affirmative action, has formally proposed the elimination of "race, religion, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin" as supplemental admissions criteria, and as categories for "admissions by exceptions." Instead, he has proposed outreach programs for economically or socially disadvantaged students.

N e w s W i r e

Happy Birthday, Al Ghiorso!

Albert Ghiorso, co-discoverer of 12 transuranium elements, celebrates his 80th birthday tomorrow. An electrical engineer turned physicist, Ghiorso has been with the Laboratory since 1946. He is considered the world's record-holder for discovering atomic elements, having participated in the discoveries of all the elements on the periodic chart from 95 to 106. Ghiorso was born in Vallejo, Calif., on July 15, 1915.

LBNL attends 3M Tech Transfer Fair:

On behalf of the Laboratory, the Technology Transfer Department attended the first-ever 3M Technology Transfer Fair June 22-23. LBNL was one of 40 universities and national laboratories to attend the invitation-only, science and technology gathering, held at 3M headquarters in St. Paul, Minn. The goal of the fair was to identify specific products, processes, development-stage technologies and research projects of possible mutual interest to 3M and the participating universities and national labs. The two-day event provided an opportunity for face-to-face discussions between about 400 senior scientists representing 3M's 50 divisions, and tech transfer offices of the universities and labs. From LBNL, Joel Ager spoke with 3M scientists on behalf of work performed within the Materials Science Division; TTD's Glen Dahlbacka answered questions about the Advanced Light Source and its capabilities; and Bruce Davies of TTD addressed the LBNL technologies available for licensing and collaboration.

Congress to define roles of national labs?

The chairman of the House Science subcommittee, Steven Schiff (R-N.M.), is drafting legislation that would help define the post-Cold War missions of the national laboratories and ultimately decide whether some of these facilities should be consolidated. The legislation is an attempt to head off rival legislation being sponsored by Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) that would establish an independent commission to close some of the labs. Bartlett's proposal is modeled on the military base closure commission, which recently recommended that McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento be eliminated. Schiff and other members of the House Science subcommittee say a lab closure commission is premature until there are well-defined lab missions against which performances can be measured.

DOE asks Senate to restore House cuts:

DOE has asked Senate appropriators to restore to its FY-96 budget nearly $1.4 billion of the more than $2 billion that the House Appropriations Committee recommended cutting in marking up the energy and water development bill. Among the restorations sought by DOE were $271.2 million for technology transfer, $156.2 million for solar and renewable energy research, $32.5 million for university and science education, and $15.3 million for environment, health, and safety programs.

OTA lives on-- for the moment:

After both the House and the Senate passed budget resolutions this spring that targeted the Office of Technology Assessment for extinction, the tiny (180-member staff) but prestigious agency was thought dead. However, a bipartisan coalition led by Rep. Amo Houghton (R-N.Y.) has succeeded, for the moment, in preserving a slimmed down version of OTA by attaching it to the much larger Congressional Research Service. OTA's budget would be cut from $22 to $15 million and its staff would probably be reduced to 50 or 60 under Houghton's amendment, which has survived two votes. OTA must still face Senate budget hearings.

Summertime food and fun

Nearly 300 summer students and mentors lined up to enjoy the festivities at the third annual Summer Student Picnic on Friday, July 7. This year's event, which was held on the patio between Bldgs. 2 and 6 featured a barbecue and live jazz entertainment.

Organized by members of the African American Employees Association, the picnic was held to thank all the students for their contributions to the Lab, and to welcome all those who recently arrived here for the summer. Director Charles Shank also attended, expressing his own thanks and support for their work.

The Lab-sponsored event was made possible through contributions from the Employee Activities Association, the Office of Work Force Diversity, and a number of employees who volunteered their time and cooking skills.

CAPTION -- Volunteers Darren Moore, Bette Muhammad, and Tony Greenhouse kept the burgers and hot dogs in steady supply.

CAPTION -- Engineering's Don Krieger (on drums) and his Jazz Trio provided lively entertainment for the occasion.

Chairs missing

A number of chairs specifically chosen for the Bldg. 90-1099 Conference Room have disappeared. The Engineering Division originally purchased 30 rose-colored ergonomic chairs; only 24 remain. If you have one of the missing chairs, please return it.

Currents ONLINE edition

The full text of each edition of Currents is published electronically on the World Wide Web at the following URL: To set up your computer to access the World Wide Web, call the Mac and PC Support Group at X6858.

Human Resources Corner

New Badge/Permit Office hours

Effective Monday, July 17, the Badge/Permit Office in the Reception Center, Bldg. 65, will be open to provide employees and guests with ID badges, parking permits and card keys between 8 a.m. and noon. Foreign visitors will continue to be seen by appointment throughout the day. If you have any questions, please call Louise Millard at X5547, or Ruth Pepe at X6198.

UCRS Board seat filled

Robert H. Drake, an economist with Los Alamos National Laboratory, has been re-elected to the non-Academic Senate seat of the UC Retirement System (UCRS) Board. His four-year term begins immediately and will run through June 30, 1999.

The UCRS Board serves in an advisory capacity to the President of the University on matters concerning the UCRS plans.

These plans--the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP), the Defined Contribution Plan, and the Tax-Deferred 403(b) Plan--hold assets of more than $19 billion and represent retirement interests of more than 157,000 UCRS members.

The UCRS Board generally meets quarterly at UC's Office of the President in Oakland. Members serve without compensation, but are reimbursed for necessary travel expenses.

The current UCRS Board includes: V. Wayne Kennedy (chair), Office of the President; Julia Armstrong, UC Santa Cruz; Richard W. Drake, UC San Francisco; Cheryl F. Hagen, UC Riverside; Patricia A. Small, UC Regent Duncan A. Mellichamp, UC Santa Barbara; Steve Sugarman, UC Berkeley; Robert H. Drake, Los Alamos National Lab; Patricia E. Erickson, Lawrence Livermore National Lab.

The next non-Academic Senate UCRS Board member election will take place in June 1996.

Expanded Buying Service hours

Helen Coleman of the Employees' Buying Service is now in the Cafeteria five days a week (Monday through Friday), from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Computing Z O N E

Computing Zone features topics of interest to computer users at LBL. Send suggestions and comments to Mike Wooldridge at

Lab's census database has day of fame

By Jeffery Kahn,

The hottest lane on the Information Superhighway is the World Wide Web and one of the hottest spots on the Web is Glenn Davis' "Cool Site of the Day." Thousands rely on Davis' home page to point them to new and interesting information on the Web.

On June 21, Davis chose LBNL's "1990 U.S. Census LOOKUP" service as his Cool Site.

Deane Merrill of the Information and Computing Sciences Division (ICSD), who leads the team that put LOOKUP online, said his group had no advance notice of its day of fame. That morning, the group's Mark Durst and Mike Helm discovered that their computer had almost ground to a halt due to a tremendous surge in usage. Further investigation revealed the cause.

On an ordinary day, about 700 LOOKUP-related files are accessed on the LOOKUP server By the end of the day on June 21, more than 18,000 LOOKUP-related files had been accessed on this server.

The number could have been even higher. However, at noon LBNL asked Davis to route some of the Cool Site traffic to two other LOOKUP servers, including one at the Bureau of the Census. The Lab's computers were completely swamped.

This was the first time a Web service at LBNL has been chosen as a "Cool Site." LOOKUP joins a select group of other designated sites that, in June, included LIFE, the World Wide Web Dating Game, Geek Chic, and Mud Connector.

LOOKUP, written by ICSD's Nathan Parker, is a Web-based interactive retrieval system for 1990 U.S. Census data. Since its creation in August 1994, it has been accessed by 43,000 users.

LOOKUP is part of ICSD's Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR) and Populations at Risk to Environmental Pollution (PAREP) projects. The underlying database is a collaborative project of LBNL, UC Berkeley, and the Bureau of the Census. With 300 CDs (150 gigabytes) online, it is the largest collection of U.S. Census and other geopolitical data on the Internet. Recently, the Census Bureau incorporated LOOKUP into the Web-based U.S. Gazetteer, which provides maps and detailed Census data for any part of the United States.

LOOKUP can be found on the World Wide Web at the address of

Library to offer database demos

The LBNL Library is now offering brief (15-20 minutes) training sessions on the use of its databases each month. Basic search techniques are covered, as well as essential advanced search features. If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, you may call X4622 to arrange a demonstration.
July database training schedule

Date Demonstration Time Location 7/18 Current Contents via MELVYL 3 p.m. 62-339 7/20 Current Contents via MELVYL 11 a.m. 50-134 7/25 LBNL Library & MELVYL Catalogs 3 p.m. 62-339 7/26 LBNL Library & MELVYL Catalogs 11 a.m. 90P 7/27 LBNL Library & MELVYL Catalogs 9 a.m. 50-134

Strawberry Gate off limits during construction

Construction is starting on the Lab's East Canyon Electrical Safety Project, which will provide more power reliability to the area in preparation for the new Human Genome Building and the Hazardous Waste Handling Facility. As a result, the road between the Strawberry Gate and the intersection at Bldg. 66 will be closed off and on for about a month. The portions of the road from the intersection at Bldg. 66 to the intersection near the Fire House will be closed over the next three months. The buildings in the area will remain accessible via marked detours. One lane will be open at night and on weekends.

While the Strawberry Gate is out of service, the Grizzly Peak Gate will be kept open during the day. For more information on the project, contact John Pickrell (X6710;, or Hank Hettinger (X5556;

Prefix will "B" no more

The Laboratory is dropping its B's. As of Monday, July 24, the use of the "B" prefix with certain building numbers (mostly small peripheral structures) will be discontinued.

The "B" designation was started before the availability of computers as a way to simplify Plant Engineering record keeping. With the advent of computer databases, the convention has become obsolete. The change is part of an ongoing initiative to establish a standard format for building and room designation.

As a result of the change, four smaller support structures are being renumbered to avoid duplicate building numbers caused by the elimination of the "B" prefix: B51B (former Bevatron Biomedical Facility) will become 51Q; B55A (office trailer) will become 55C; B70A (liquid tank storage) will be 70G; and B71B (office trailer) will be designated as 71P. All other buildings will retain their current designation with the exception of the "B" prefix; e.g., B90B will become simply 90B.

The Fire Department, mailroom, campus police, building managers, and database managers have been notified, and new signage will be posted. For more information, contact Ellen Kim at X6632.

Lab life

EH&S training specialist Sara Rigler-Udo and husband Umoetuk Udo are the proud parents of a new son. Samuel checked in at 7 lbs. 9 oz., and 20-1/2-inches on June 26. He joins big brother Benjamin, who is 3 years old.

Calendar of Events -- July 17-28

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.

17 m o n d a y


18 t u e s d a y


Introduction to Environment, Health & Safety at LBNL (EHS 10), 9 - 11:30 a.m., Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


Noon, Bldg. 90-2063.


"Genetic Approaches to Understanding Mammary Gland Development and Function" will be presented by Lothar Henninghausen of the National Institutes of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Diseases at 4 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.

19 w e d n e s d a y


Adult CPR (EHS 123), 8:30 a.m. - noon, Bldg. 48-109; pre-registration required, X6554.

Chemical Hygiene and Safety Training (EHS 348), 8:30 a.m. - noon, Bldg. 51-201; pre-registration required, X6612.


Swapan Chattopadhyay of LBNL will speak on "Parlez-vous Beams?" at noon in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium.

20 t h u r s d a y


Machine Tool Safeguarding (EHS 245), 10 - 11:30 a.m., Bldg. 90-2063; pre-registration required, X6612.

Laser Safety (EHS - 280), 1 - 3:15 p.m., Bldg. 51-201; pre-registration required, X6612.


"Metal-on-Metal Growth and the Reactivity of Alloyed Surfaces Studied by STM" will be presented by Flemming Besenbacher of the University of Aarhus, Denmark, at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.

21 f r i d a y


"Design Studies for a Laser LINAC" will be presented by Robert L. Byer and Dr. Yen Chieh Huang of Stanford University at 10:30 a.m. in the Bldg. 71 conference room.


For all interested volunteers, noon-1 p.m., Bldg. 2-100B.


"Molecular Adaptations at the Upper Temperature Limits for Life" will be presented by Jonathan Trent of Argonne National Laboratory, at noon in Koshland Hall, Room 338.


"The Role of Resonances in Vibrational and Electronic Excitation of Molecules in the Gas Phase and on Surfaces by Low-Energy Electron Impact" will be presented by Michael Allan of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


"Where Plants Make Oxygen: Structure-Function Studies Using X-Ray Spectroscopy" will be presented by Mel Klein of LBNL at 4:10 p.m. in Bldg. 2-100B; refreshments at 3:50 p.m.

24 m o n d a y


"Status of the CMS ECAL Preshower Front End Electronics" and "A Fast, Low Power CMOS on SOI Amplifier Irradiated to 20 Mrad" will be presented by P. Aspell of CERN at 11 a.m. in Bldg. 2-100B.

25 t u e s d a y


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


"Recent B Physics Results from CDF" will be presented by Manfred Paulini of LBNL at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 50B-4205; refreshments at 3:40 p.m.

26 w e d n e s d a y


Sally Benson Director of the Earth Sciences Division of LBNL will speak on "Groundwater Cleanup: Cost Effective Remedies" at noon in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium.


Build confidence and develop the ability to effectively organize and present your ideas in a friendly and supportive atmosphere, 12:10-1 p.m. in Bldg. 2-100.

27 t h u r s d a y


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

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


"Nonpseudomorphic Structures of Ultrathin Fe Films on Cu(001) and Their Magnetism" will be presented by D. Fowler of the IBM Almaden Research Center at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.

28 f r i d a y


"Development and Use of Soft X-Ray Multilayer Polarizing Elements" will be presented by Misaki Yamamoto of Tohoku University at 4:10 p.m. in Bldg. 2-100B; refreshments at 3:50 p.m.

7/24 - 28--Ergonomics Awareness Week

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., in the LBNL Cafeteria. Details in next week's Currents.

Runaround '95 date set

Runners, start your engines! The date for the 18th annual LBNL Runaround has been set for Friday, Sept. 22. That gives everyone plenty of time to get in shape for the 3.0-kilometer fun run (and walk) around the Hill. Last year, nearly 800 employees participated. This year, participants will be entertained at the finish line with the inaugural performance of the Lab's new Music Club.

The run will begin at noon by the LBNL Fire House and follow the same course as last year, ending at the cafeteria. Watch future Currents for course map and information updates.

In conjunction with the Runaround, the Bicycle Coalition will hold a fun bike ride (not a race) at 11:30 a.m. Bikers will follow the Runaround course.

For more information, contact Runaround coordinators Michael Goldstein, X6748, or Steve Derenzo, X4097.

Planning meeting

Each year, the Runaround is made possible through the efforts of many volunteers. If you would like to help (and receive an official Runaround T-shirt!), please come to the first planning meeting, to be held from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, July 21, in the Bldg. 2-100B conference room.

Dining Center Menu -- July 17-21


Sadie's Early Bird: Banana pancakes w/coffee $2.05

Soup of the Day: Meatless minestrone reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Veal parmesan, spinach angel hair, vegetables provencal $3.95

Passports: South of the Border

Sadie's Grill: Polish & Kraut w/fries or potato salad $3.05


Sadie's Early Bird: Croissant breakfast sandwich w/coffee $2.75

Soup of the Day: Barley vegetable reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Taco salad - chorizo, chicken, or meatless $2.95

Passports: South of the Border a la carte

Sadie's Grill: Tuna melt w/fries $3.05


Sadie's Early Bird: Biscuit & gravy w/eggs & coffee $2.60

Soup of the Day: Chicken alphabet reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Mediterranean trout, green beans, roasted red potatoes $3.95

Passports: South of the Border a la carte

Sadie's Grill: Grilled chicken salad/sourdough & fries $3.05


Sadie's Early Bird: Blueberry pancakes w/coffee $2.05

Soup of the Day: Manhattan clam chowder reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Broiled herb chicken, brown rice pilaf, broccoli spears $3.95

Passports: South of the Border

Sadie's Grill: Turkey sloppy Joe w/melon or fries $3.05


Sadie's Early Bird: Ham scramble w/coffee $2.60

Soup of the Day: Chorizo and white bean reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Pasta Piatti (pasta & vegies sauteed) w/bread stick $3.95

Sadie's Grill: Mushroom steak burger w/fries $3.95

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 FORD Mustang, 6-cyl., 12K mi. on rebuilt engine & a/t, runs exc., new tires, well kept. Curtis, X6101, 283-0125

'70 VW Bug convertible, yellow, black top, engine gd, left rear fender & bumper dented, $1K/b.o. Ken, X4745

'83 TOYOTA p/u dlx long bed w/camper, 5-spd 123K hwy mi., single owner, great running cond., am/fm/cass., well maint., $2100. Stuart, 848-9038

'84 VW GTI, 5-spd, pullout stereo, 120K mi., $1900. Rich, X5896, 524-8897

'85 HONDA Accord, 132K mi., reg. maint., very gd cond., $3500/b.o. Andre Neveu, X4564

'87 CELICA GTS, 2-dr hatchbk, 5-spd, 2-tone gray, loaded, all pwr, with a new (used) engine incl. warranty, new brakes, struts, clutch, year-old tires, exc. cond., $5500/b.o. Ervette, X6135

'87 HONDA Accord, 5-spd, 4-dr, pwr everything, dk gray, 128K mostly fwy mi., new clutch, tires & muffler, looks gd, runs great, $4200. Lorraine, 253-8322

'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 HYUNDAI Excel, 4-dr, 5-spd, sunroof, 75K mi., gd cond., $1900. Martin, X2989, 559-8610

'88 TOYOTA pick up 4x4, 60K mi., 1 owner, new tires, shocks, brakes, great cond. Manuel, X5901, Jack, 689-4089

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

'94 HONDA Civic EX coupe, 5-spd, 11.7K mi., showrm cond., am/fm cass., sunrf., $13.5K/b.o. X7074, 528-1935

TENT TRAILER, Starcraft, '72, slps 8, gd cond., $800/b.o. X4371, 370-6002

BIKE RACK, new, holds 3 bikes, $30. Brian, 525-2689


BABY ACCESSORIES for newborn girl, car seat, play pen, high chair, swing, crib sheets, receiving blankets, outfits, etc., reasonable prices or donations. Robert, X5992, Keywanne, 893-8656

BOAT, aluminum, sm.(12-14'), for fishing, car toppable. Bob, 376-2211

HOUSE SITTER, 7/30-8/18, 4-bdrm, 2-bth house adj. to Tilden Park in Kensington, 1 blk to bus, care for 1 dog & 1 cat. 524-7597

HOUSE TO SIT, 8/1-9, UCB/LBNL non-smoking graduate student, can take care of pets, water plants, etc., location: anywhere nr trans. to LBNL. Blaine, X6901

TERMINALS, GraphOn GO230, GO235 or GO240, in gd working cond. for LBNL project. X7130


BICYCLE, Peugeot, woman's 10 spd, med. ~17" frame, panniers w/rack, generator lights, new tires, manual, best offer. Julie Jones, X4583, 232-6919

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

BOAT, 12' console, Boston Whaler, elec. start, 25HP Johnson, incl. trailer, extras, $3200/b.o.; cages, bird, $10; sm. animal, $15; kennels, portable for sm. dog or cat, sm. $10, med. $15. 778-7133

BOAT, 16' Starcraft, fish/ski, 85HP Merc. OB, galvanized trailer, downriggers, fish finder, canvas canopy top, misc. accessories, $2650. Barry, X5817, 223-9597

BOOKCASES, tall teak, $45 ea.; contemp. sofa w/queen hide-a-bed, $225; Scan. teak rocking chair, $35; computer/printer stand, $35; girl's 24" bicycle, like new, $50. Michael, X5650, 947-1111

COFFEE TABLE, $20; living rm chairs, $20; dressers, $10; bookcases, $10; dome tent $25. John, 601-0730 (before 10 p.m.)

COLOR TV, Hitachi, 13", works fine, no remote, $50/b.o.; rice cooker, elec., 2.5 qt., never used, in box, $20; baseboard heater, Intertherm, oil/elec., 6' long, $60. 524-9473

COMPUTER BOOKS, `C' programming, SQL, database & more. Jan, X6620

COMPUTER CTR. w/hutch, $60; washer, exc. cond., $180; full sz. bed, $130; couch, $80, love seat, $50 or $120/both; dining table w/4 chairs, $40; stroller, $20; dresser, $20; Commodore 64 w/printer, $50. Songping Huang, X6526, 526-3443

DESK, wood, w/drwrs & office chair, $35; mattress & box springs, queen size, $85; iron & ironing board w/stand, $6; vacuum cleaner, $5; blender, $7; coffee maker, $5; toaster, $4; desk lamp, $4. Radim, X5040, 848-7116

DINETTE SET, walnut-colored, full-sz., square, wooden, w/2 extended pcs. & 2 armed & 4 reg. chairs, all re-surfaced, as is, $350/b.o. Ellie, X7804, 523-1723

FIREWOOD, hardwood, ~1 cord, you load & haul from Berkeley by 7/15, $50. Chris or Jim, 845-3562

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

KITCHEN TABLE & chairs, $100; single bed, $30; double bed, $50; desk w/drwrs, $50; chair, $30; bicycle, 10-spd, $50; lamps, $40. Martin, X2989, 559-8610

MAC II Si, system 7.0, 12" color monitor, 120 MB HD, 5MB RAM, extended keyboard, manual, 2 yrs. old, very little use, incl. Microsoft Works 3.0, $950; Apple dot matrix printer, $75; Apple 2400 color stylewriter inkjet printer, new in the box, retail $478 w/tax, asking $350. Pat Cooper, 373-7290

SAILBOARD, '93 Fanatic Mega Ray 282, 9'-3", fast, exc., blade, $375; North Infinity 4.3, $95. X6797, 236-4347

SLEEPING BAG, REI, fiberfill, $20; push lawn mower, $15. Linda, X4817, 236-6331

STEREO, Sony, w/spkrs, new, $110. X4756, 284-4254

STEREO SYSTEM, Fisher-Sony, w/CD, tape, turntable, tuner, rack, 100 watt amp & spkrs, $250; pine dining rm table w/6 wicker-seat white chairs, $225; queen-sz. pine futon w/beige mat., $125; overstuff light-blue couch, love seat & chair, $60, $40, $30; Quasar microwave, $50; various lamps, $10-$25; vacuums, $15-$30; chairs w/tables, pine & glass top, $25-$35; computer cart, $15. David, X7452, 653-5156

TABLE, tile-top country style, w/4 Windsor-style chairs, like new, $150; CSA Alpine ski tracker, $50. David Robertson, X5778

TYPEWRITER, Elec., Brother EP-20, & Panasonic electric pencil sharpener, both new, in box, never used, sold as a set, $160. Ken, X4745


ALBANY, part. furn. 2-bdrm, 2-bth condo, bay view, swimming pool, tennis cts, 24-hr. sec., garage parking, 15 min. bus/BART to LBNL/UCB, nr shopping, no pets, non-smoker, lease, $950/mo. 524-7941

ALBANY, furn. pvt. rm, nr E.C. Plaza, for 1 person, non-smoker, $600/mo. incl. laundry & utils. 525-3847

BERKELEY, furn. dbl rm, bth & deck, share kitchen, laundry, bay view, hot tub, nr bus stop, 6 blks from UCB, pvt. entrance, non-smoker, $400/mo. 524-4654

BERKELEY, 1 yr. old, furn. 2-bdrm apt on 1st flr of Victorian home, no stairs, sep. washer-dryer & locked storage, off-st. parking, nr restaurants, shopping, 15 min. walk from BART/LBNL shuttle & UC, available 8/1, short/long term, visitors welcome, $985/mo. incl. water, weekly rate negot. Chris Byrne, 845-3562

BERKELEY, Channing/Ellsworth, rm in a 2-bdrm apt, parking space avail., prefer quite, studious female student, $250.50/mo. Karen, 848-3043

BERKELEY HILLS, furn. 2.5-bdrm, 2.5-bth house, frpl, avail. 9/1/95-6/30/96, $1200/mo. (negot.)+utils.+dep. X7155, 642-3577

NO. BERKELEY, 2-bdrm, 1-bth apt, share w/grad student, hardwd flrs, washer & dryer in bldg., garden, nr Hopkins St. shops, $315/mo.+utils. & phone. Pete, 524-7929

NO. BERKELEY, unfurn. 3-bdrm, 1-1/3 bth home, hardwd flrs, frpls, yd, washer/dryer, sunny, quiet, nr trans. & shops, 1 mi. from UCB, avail. 8/2, $1500/mo. Guy, X4703, 548-0120

EL CERRITO, 3-bdrm, 1-bth house, all appliances, pvt. yd, nr BART, no smoking, no pets, $850/mo. + sec. dep. 526-5689

EL CERRITO, 3-bdrm, 2-bth house w/Japanese garden, pond, deck, garage, new marble frpl, washer, nr BART, BUS, no pets, $1245/mo. Koji, X4836, Chen, 525-8431

EL CERRITO, 2-bdrm, 1-bth apt, w/w carpet, all elec. kitchen, in 16 unit bldg., 3 blks from BART, avail. 8/1, $825. Jeff, 525-6020

EL CERRITO, new 3-bdrm, 2-bth house, dinning rm, family rm, sitting rm, frpl, carpet, yd, partial bay view, $1600/mo.+$50/mo. gardener. Hashem Akbari, 299-0560

EL CERRITO HILLS, 3-bdrm, 2-bth home, share w/2 others, prefer female, bay view, sauna, deck, frpl, hardwd flrs, skylights, washer/dryer, piano, 3/4 mi. from Plaza BART, 1/2 mi. from bus to Berkeley, $395/mo. 528-1614

HERCULES, 5-bdrm, 3-bth home, pvt. bdrm w/bth, kitchen priv., share 2-car garage, washer/dryer, nr BART express & shopping, 18 mi. to LBNL, avail. 8/1, $500 + 1/3 util. X5976

KENSINGTON, 3-bdrm, 2-bth home, bay view, garden, avail. 10/1, $1500/mo. Judy, 524-3312

MARTINEZ, Alhambra Valley, share 3-bdrm, 1-1/2 bth home w/woman, 2 frpls, non-smoker, prefer female, pets negot., $365/mo. + 1/2 util. 372-5607

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

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

PIEDMONT, unfurn. 2-bdrm, 2-bth house, kitchen, hardwd flrs, laundry, garage, storage shack, $1495/mo. X4190

ROCKRIDGE, furn. bdrm in 3-bdrm 2-bth apt, nr LBNL shuttle, lg. well-equipped kitchen, laundry, deck, share w/2 grad students, avail. 7/28-8/31, $450 negot. Evan, X4148, 658-7807

WALNUT CREEK, lg. rm in home, lg. kitchen, laundry, formal DR, frpl, Jacuzzi, nr shopping, prefer single male, no smoking, no pets, French, German, Spanish & English spoken, $450/mo. + share util., 1st, last. 687-3710, 689-4064 (FAX)

WANTED: Non-smoking post-doc & wife w/3 yrs. old son seek 1-bdrm apt. in No. Berkeley area for indef. period of time. Kitaw Negash, X4906

WANTED: Visiting postdoc seeks a quiet, furn., spacious rm or 1 bdrm apt nr LBNL from end of Sept. to end of Oct. Olivier, X7030

WANTED: Housing in Albany for a family of 3, from late Sept. Mor, X7015, 528-3408


FOUND: Men's tri-focal, silver, wire-rimed glasses, found in men's rm, 1st flr., Bldg. 50 on 7/5. X4551

FOUND: Hubcap, silver plastic, Nissan, approx. 14.5" outside diameter, in bushes just below horseshoe curve on Cyclotron Rd (below the Blackberry Gate), has been there for mos. Steve, X6971

LOST: 7/6, brown wallet w/zipper, 2-fold, between Blackberry Cyn Gate & Bldg. 70, bicyclist. John Sterling, X7343

LOST: 2 gold bracelets, 1 plain chain, 1 ID, somewhere at LBNL Fri., 6/30, sentimental value. Barbara, X4026


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