LBL Currents -- June 10, 1994

LBL honors four of its own

A sun-drenched, June 6 ceremony to honor four prize-winning LBL scientists grew into a tribute to fundamental research as an audience of nearly 200 applauded the men and their missions.

On the patio of the Advanced Light Source, LBL Director Charles Shank introduced and personally thanked Robert Bergman, Heinz Heinemann, Art Rosenfeld, and Glenn Seaborg, each of whom spoke nostalgically before friends, family and colleagues. Central to all of their speeches was a recognition of the serendipity that has accompanied their scientific journeys.

"An overwhelming number of major breakthroughs have arisen from research projects in which neither the investigators nor funding agencies had absolutely any idea that the results of the work would be so practically revolutionary," said Bergman, of the Chemical Sciences Division, who cited his own work in hydrocarbon activation as an example. That and other research earned him the 1993 E.O. Lawrence Award in December.

What society needs, Bergman urged, "is a judicious balance of applied research to solve near-term problems, so-called strategically directed research to target areas in which we can already guess there may be a high chance for practical payoff, and truly blue-sky research that lays the groundwork for advances that no one can yet conceive of. I hope that DOE and LBL can continue to nurture this critical mixture for a long time to come."

Heinemann, winner of the Homer H. Lowery Award in Fossil Energy, echoed that sentiment with his own support of "exploratory" research that leads unexpectedly but inevitably to specific applications. He cited the example of Dupont's discovery of Teflon, which emerged from careful observation in basic experimental work. He also reflected upon his own experiences.

"Of the 14 processes with which I had the privilege to participate, not one was envisaged at the time we started to do the work," Heinemann said. "There is a need for a way to find support for highly exploratory work. How to propose such research (for funding) is a very major problem."

Rosenfeld represented the quantifiable success of research efforts--billions a year in combined energy savings due to work on efficient lighting and window design in the Energy and Environment Division. Shank called the statistics "mind-boggling--the kind of thing we have to enshrine in our list of accomplishments at the Laboratory so that people can see that it's really a good return on investment."

Sharing the credit with his LBL colleagues, Rosenfeld said Sadi Carnot, namesake of the DOE's Energy and Science Technology Award for which he was honored, would be proud of the results.

Seaborg, LBL's associate director-at-large, offered personal reflections on his own successes as an educator--he received the George Pimentel Award in Chemical Education--and as a pioneering high-energy physicist. Shank reminded him that his tie--fashioned from the periodic table of elements--was obsolete, since it didn't include the newest addition to the chart--seaborgium.

Seaborg, acknowledging wife Helen in the audience on their 52nd wedding anniversary, said that of the array of honors accorded him in his lifetime, the naming of element 106 was the biggest.

"That's because, in a sense, this is a sort of immortality; it is forever," said Seaborg, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1951.

"I look at this ceremony," Shank concluded, "as being very symbolic of what we're about at this Laboratory, a chance to get to know people of the quality of the awardees today, and to be here to share the thrill of science and the excitement of discovery."

PHOTO CAPTIONS-- E&E's Art Rosenfeld, who was honored for winning DOE's Energy and Science Technology Award, reflects on the quantifiable success of research efforts. On the platform with him are Lab Director Charles Shank and awardees Robert Bergman, Heinz Heinemann, and Glenn Seaborg.

LBL Deputy Director Pier Oddone and E&E Division Director Elton Cairns admire Glenn Seaborg's necktie, which is decorated with the periodic table of elements--all except the most recently named: seaborgium.

LBL Director Charles Shank chats with Robert Bergman, who won the 1993 E.O. Lawrence Award, and Heinz Heinemann, who was awarded the Homer H. Lowery Award in Fossil Energy.Photos by Don Fike and Paul Hames

Sessler represents scientists at Tiananmen Square commemoration

By Mike Wooldridge,

Former Lab director and human rights champion Andy Sessler helped unveil a bronze replica of the "Goddess of Democracy" in San Francisco's Portsmouth Square on June 4.

The unveiling of the 10-foot statue formed the centerpiece of a ceremony held in Chinatown to remember those who died in the pro-democracy movement in Beijing's Tiananmen Square five years ago. The original statue was erected by student protestors but demolished by government tanks during the uprising.

Sessler, a physicist, spoke on behalf of the Committee of Concerned Scientists. In his speech, he highlighted the organization's successes in helping stop human rights abuses in China. Through petitions and appeals, the commitee has pressured the U. S. government to allow Chinese academics to remain in the country. It has also gained access to scientific conferences in China for dissident scientists.

He said he liked to think he was "speaking for all scientists concerned with violations of human rights, anywhere, against anyone."

"Human rights is a subject of great concern to scientists, perhaps because it is at the very core of scientific inquiry," he said.

Nearly 500 prople attended the ceremony, including many Chinese pro-democracy leaders, now in exile, and San Francisco Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi.

For many years, Sessler has been associated with many scientific groups dedicated to addressing human rights, including the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Human Rights and the American Physical Society's Committee on International Freedom of Scientists. He is a co-founder of Scientists for Sakharov, Orlov and Scharansky, a group which presses for the protection of scientists persecuted for their human rights activities. He was LBL's director from 1973 to 1980.

In memoriam--William Salsig

Bill Salsig, a mechanical engineer described by colleagues as a "pioneer in particle accelerator engineering," died at Kaiser Hospital in Richmond on Wednesday, June 1.

Salsig began his 36-year career at the Lab in 1943, when he helped design the calutron. He went on to help design the 184-inch cyclotron, the world's first synchrocyclotron, and the 300- MeV electron cyclotron. He also worked on the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Operation Greenhouse, which detonated a hydrogen bomb in the Marshall Islands.

Salsig's major contribution to LBL was his direction of the mechanical engineering at the Bevatron from 1954 through 1963. He was a project manager for the Bevalac construction. He was also in charge of mechanical engineering for the 200-GeV accelerator study and the electron ring accelerator project. He was Accelerator and Fusion Research Division Administrator when he retired in 1979.

Salsig is survived by his wife Natalie, his three sons, Bill, Ron and Gerry, and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held for Salsig at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, at Arlington Community Church, 52 Arlington Ave., Kensington. In lieu of flowers, relatives request contributions be made to the Kensington Community Council, 59 Arlington Ave., Kensington, CA, 94707. Donations will go towards a memorial for Salsig in Kensington Park.

Gay pride month: South Bay program leader to speak

Michael Mitchell, president of the Billy DeFrank Lesbian and Gay Community Center in San Jose, will speak at noon on Thursday, June 16, in the Bldg. 50 auditorium as part of LBL's Gay Pride Month observance. His talk, "African American Homophobia and the Civil Rights Movement," will focus on the challenges gay and lesbian African Americans face both within the African American community and in society at large. All employees are invited to attend.

Mitchell, who has a B.S. in psychology, began working as a vocational counselor in 1986, following a 20-year U. S. Army career. He is now with Miramonte Mental Health Services in Palo Alto. He is a frequent speaker on gay and lesbian issues, and often lectures on the ethnic minority experience of homosexuality. He is a support group facilitator and serves on the San Jose Gay Pride Committee.

Gay Pride Month activities have been organized by the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Employee Association.

Old PUB-3000 not ready for trash can

A new version of LBL's Health and Safety Manual, commonly known as PUB-3000, is being issued by the EH&S Division in three parts, each of which replaces portions of the old manual. The first installment, a collection of 10 updated chapters in a blue binder, is now being distributed.

The old version, with a yellow cover, doesn't belong in the trash bin yet. Until the third and final installment comes out in September, the "yellow binder" will still contain the most current information for some topics. Holders of PUB-3000 should keep both binders for now. When new installments arrive, copyholders should dispose of superseded material in the yellow binder according to the instructions enclosed in the update package. Material in the yellow binder will diminish as chapters are added to the blue binder.

"To make this task easier," says Paul Johnson, leader of the EH&S Occupational Safety Group and manager of the PUB-3000 update, "we developed a new format designed for greater readability and clarity. Several chapters are being combined to eliminate redundancy, and 10 new chapters are being added."

PUB-3000 details all the Laboratory's health, safety, and environmental policies and practices, and is important to all LBL employees. Anyone involved in work at LBL, including participating visitors and students, should acquaint themselves with the new volume, which should be available in division offices.

Patent Department: In answer to your question...

From time to time, the attorneys and patent agents in LBL's Patent Department receive questions from individual researchers, the answers to which may be of interest to others in the Laboratory. The following is the first in an occasional series of articles developed to respond to these queries. If you have questions for the Patent Department, call X7058.

Q: Can a computer program be patented?

A: Yes, under some circumstances.

U.S. courts have developed a two-part test for determining whether a claim which recites a mathematical algorithm (computer program) complies with the requirements of U.S. patent law.

The first step of the test is to determined if a mathematical algorithm isclaimed directly or indirectly. The second step, which is applied only if a mathematical algorithm is found in the first step, is to analyze the claimed invention taken as a whole to determine if the algorithm is pre-empted. If it appears that the mathematical algorithm is implemented in a specific manner to define structural relationship between the physical elements of the claim or to refine or limit the claim steps, the claim will be acceptable under U.S. patent law. If, however, the mathematical algorithm is merely presented and solved by the claimed invention, and is not applied in any manner to physical elements or process steps, the claim is not acceptable.

In making the patentability determination, the goal is to answer the question, "what did the applicant invent?" If the claimed invention is a mathematical algorithm, it is improper subject matter for patent protection, but if the claimed invention is an application of the algorithm, U.S. patent law will not bar the granting of a patent.

LHS/Strawberry Canyon adventure camp

The Lawrence Hall of Science/Strawberry Canyon Adventure Camp registration is continuing for children ages 6-11. Adventure camp participants explore the science and math world for half the day and participate in fun and instructional recreation activities during the other half. Two sessions are available: June 20 through July 1, and July 5 through July 15. The cost is $450 for UCB/LBL employees and $490 for the community. To register or obtain more information, call the Strawberry Canyon Recreation Area at 643-6720.

Get your tickets here!

Special group-seating tickets to the July 4 game between the San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets are available to Laboratory employees and their guests. Seats are located in Section 8 of the Lower Reserved area; tickets have been discounted to $11. The day has also been designated as "Barry Bonds Growth Chart Poster Day" with posters going to the first 20,000 fans 14 years and under. For tickets, contact Mary Padilla at X5771, Bldg. 65B. Please make checks payable to the LBL Baseball Account. n

Our apologies

An obituary in last week's issue of Currents contained errors. LBL retiree Marianne Larsen, who died on May 30, is survived by daughter Karen Larsen and son Steven Larsen, as well as the family members reported last week. We sincerely regret our error, and apologize for any discomfort it caused.

LBL Golf Club tourney

The LBL Golf Club's May tournament, held at the Adobe Creek Golf Course on Saturday, May 21, yielded the following results:

Flight 1 / Flight 2 / Flight 3

1st T. Davis (70) John Lee (66) M. Manzone (71)

2nd G. Jaqul (70) D. Weber (75) R. Cobb (75)

3rd S. Helliwell (72) J. Young (75) Judy Lee (75)

The LBL Golf Club holds tournaments monthly at courses throughout the Bay Area. Membership is open to all LBL employees, retirees, and their families. The next tournament will be held at Lone Tree Golf Course in Antioch on Saturday, June 11. Anyone wishing to participate should contact Jerry Young at X6649.

Warehouse relocation continues

The relocation of the off-site Warehouse and Receiving Facility continues as all of the Lab's Receiving and Excess Property functions are moved to their new location in Bldg. 903 at 2700 Seventh St. in Berkeley. Completion of the move is scheduled for Monday, June 20.

No interruptions in services are anticipated. For further information or a tour of the new facility, contact Don Prestella at X4935.

PHOTO CAPTION -- "Bevatrons" accelerate towards victory

The Lab's ultimate frisbee team, the Bevatrons, went two for four at the Hewlett-Packard corporate ultimate frisbee tournament held in Santa Rosa on May 21. The team had a strong showing, with one of their wins coming against the defending tournament champion, HP-Cupertino. The LBL Bevatrons include Colin Wiel, Mike Cramer, Maggie Winslow, Callie Kull, Eric Thompson, Joe Eto, Wayne Lukens, Chad Praul, Eric Pankonin, Dariush Arasteh, and Deb Hopkins. (Deb Connell is not shown.) Employees interested in joining the Bevatrons can e-mail Joe Eto (

Burn Benefit

Several LBL firefighters will join other fire departments in the region on Sunday, June 12, for a wine and food-tasting benefit for the Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation. The non-profit organization promotes education in fire and burn prevention, assists burn survivors, and supports burn care research.

All LBL employees and their families are invited to attend the event, which will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Danville Hotel, 411 Hartz Ave., Danville. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Call 837-6627 for more information.

C A L E N D A R -- June 13 to 17

13 m o n d a y


8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 2-100B; Radiation Protection - Radionuclides (EHS-430), concludes on Wednesday; pre-registration required, X6612

14 t u e s d a y


8:30 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 66-316; EH&S Roles & Responsibilities for Supervisors in Office Settings (EHS-25); pre-registration required, X6612


9 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 90-4133; Lockout/Tagout (EHS-256); pre-registration required, X6612


10 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 66 Aud.


1-4 p.m., Bldg. 70-191; Chemical Hygiene & Safety Training (EHS-348); pre-registration required, X6612


1:30-2:30 p.m., Bldg. 66 Aud.


4-4:45 p.m., Bldg. 70-191; Hazardous Waste Generators (EHS-601); pre-registration required, X6612


4-4:45 p.m., Bldg. 70-191; Radioactive & Mixed Waste (EHS-621); pre-registration required, X6612

15 w e d n e s d a y


8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 2-100B; Radiation Protection - Radionuclides (EHS-430), continued from Monday; pre-registration required, X6612


8:30 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 66-316; EH&S Roles & Responsibilities for Supervisors in Research Settings (EHS-25), continues on 6/22; pre-registration required, X6612


Noon-1 p.m., lower cafeteria

16 t h u r s d a y


8:30-10 a.m., Bldg. 90-3148; Forklift Truck Safety (EHS-225); pre-registration required, X6612


Noon, Bldg. 50 Aud.; M. Mitchell, Billy DeFrank Lesbian and Gay Community Center, "African American Homophobia and the Civil Rights Movement"


12:15 p.m., Bldg. 90-3148; S. Skokan, Electric Auto Assoc., "Latest Developments and Market Introduction of Electric Autos by Major Manufacturers"


1-2:30 p.m., Bldg. 66-316; Blood Biosafety Training (EHS-735); pre-registration required, X6612


4 p.m., Bldg. 50A-5132; P. Gu, Rutgers Univ., "Study of the Rare Decay KL -> e+e-e+e- in Fermilab E799"

17 f r i d a y


9:30-11:45 a.m., Bldg. 90-2063; Laser Safety (EHS-280); pre-registration required, X6612


Banana pancakes

Mushroom barley

Cream of tomato

Barbecued tri-tip steak

Grilled pastrami & Swiss on rye

South of the Border


Biscuits & gravy w/eggs

Seafood jambalaya

Split pea w/ham

Pasta fresca


Curried shrimp stir-fry


3-cheese omelet

Chicken gumbo

Cream of spinach

Apricot brandy chicken

Santa Cruz chicken

South of the Border


Blueberry pancakes

Cajun red bean

Creamy clam chowder

Turkey breast w/sage

Philly cheese steak

Pizza singles


Ham scramble

Vegetarian vegetable

Potato leek

Mediterranean red snapper

Bacon cheeseburger

South of the Border


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


'80 VW Vanagon, 2K mi. on rebuilt eng. & trans., new paint, gd cond., a lot of extra parts, $3150/b.o. 933-1747 (eve.)

'83 TOYOTA Celica, 2-dr coupe, brn, 5-spd, sunroof, a/c, cruise ctrl, stereo/cass., dependable, $2500. Ken, X7872

'84 TOYOTA Tercel, 2-dr hatchbk, manual 4-spd trans., am/fm cass., 88K mi., runs great, very reliable, 25 mpg, light blue, very clean, $2K/b.o. Laura, X4088

'88 MAZDA 323, 4-dr sedan, 84K mi., a/t, p/s, silver-gray, exc. cond., orig. owner, well-maintained, $3600. Rosa, X4766, 419-3318 (msg.)

'90 HYUNDAI Excel, red, 2-dr hatchbk, 4-spd, 49K mi., exc. cond., Sony stereo, $3600. Waltraud, X7363, 843-1103

'92 TOYOTA Tercel, 2-dr sedan, 24K mi., white, basic model, exc. cond., under warranty, very well maintained, $6500. Nicole, 237-2179

'93 FORD Tempo, loaded, 29K mi., 5 yr. warranty, $13K/b.o. Elena, 642-4445, 233-5732 (eve.)

'93 TOYOTA Corolla wgn, light brn, 5-spd, a/c, cass., 13K mi., under warranty, all records, like new, $13K/b.o. or trade for mid-'80s RX7 & cash difference. Ananth, X7604

CHAINS, traction cables, Snotrac model 0141710, $25. Nicole, 237-2179


S.F. GIANTS vs. NY Mets, Mon., 7/4, Lower Reserved, Sec. 8, Barry Bonds Growth Chart Poster Day, $11 ea. Mary Padilla, X5771


AUTOMOBILE, Toyota Camry '87-'88, a/t, sedan. 528-1032

BUNK BED for 6 yr. old, broken & repairable maybe OK. Guy, X4703, Kathy, 548-0120

CHILD CARRIER, backpack-type, gd quality, for up to 50 lbs. Craig, X7246

CHILD'S BICYCLE for 5 yr. old; chess table. R. Roots, 526-2007

DRIVER to take a car to Chicago (1-way) at the end of June. X7872

FURNITURE & APPLIANCES, several household items for new apt, at a very reasonable rate, for summer student. Robert, 836-2806

FUTON & FRAME, twin or full sz. Hong, X6334, 559-8348

HOUSE TO SIT by LBL staff sci. (Concord homeowner), prefer No. Berkeley/Hills, exp. w/refs., pets OK. Hank, X4517, 673-9716



BEDROOM SET, oak, triple dresser w/mirror, night table & man's armoire, $500. Mikaela, X7849, 743-1199 (msg.)

BICYCLE, Raleigh RT-300, 23" road bike, db butted tubes, Shimano Exage parts, brand new, $550 in stores, asking $200/b.o. Marc, X6712

CHILD'S BEDROOM SET, bed, desk & dresser, solid wood, can be set up as loft or used sep., paid $1200, asking $350; king sz. mattress/box springs, no frame. $25. Julie, X6261, 769-7028 (eve.)

EARRINGS, clips & pierced, $4-$22. Vicky, X6734, (415)330-9677 (after 6 p.m.)

EXERCISE BIKE, air resistant, purchased 1/94, hardly used, time, spd, distance, calories, pulse & odometer on digital monitor, handle bars work along w/pedals for arms, $225/b.o. Jim Severns, X6058, 284-2353

FURNITURE, 4-drwr dresser; lg. table & 2 chairs; padded stool w/back; wooden stool w/back; full sz. futon w/pine frame (2 position); press-board open-faced cabinet; 2-person papason chair; bookcase; cushioned ofc. chair w/wheels. Lisa or Gabriela, 547-4158

FUTON & FRAME, dbl sz., less than 1 yr. old, $150/b.o. Werner, X4335, 655-8977

MOVING SALE, furniture less than 1 yr. old, white oak dining rm table w/6 chairs, $500; beige/mauve floral print sofa, $250; matching love seat, $200; wood coffee table, $75; matching end table, $50; parson table, $75; family rm sofa, $200; recliner chair, $150; glass/wood coffee table, $75; matching end table, $40. W. Blount, X7560, X5327

MOVING SALE, code-a-phone answering sys. $30; phone, $20; iron $15. Nicole, 237-2179

NORDIC TRACK PRO, ski exerciser, w/deluxe workout computer, monitors pulse, spd, distance, calories & time, 2 mos. old, $500/b.o. Richard Baker, X5371, 630-0448

PRINTER, ImageWriter II, perfect cond., seldom used, $80; Primns 4-1/4 lbs. propane cylinder, ideal for camping, seldom used, $15. Michael, 601-9210

PERSIAN CARPET, 4' 6"x7', hand-woven, very intricate Shiraz from Iran, $1600/b.o. 420-1205

PUPPIES, Basset Hound, show quality, exc. AKC pedigree, $575. Tim Nuzum, X5612, (707)745-2857

SOFA, emerald grn velvet, $275; glass & brass coffee table w/2 matching end tables, $150; 2 glass & brass lamps w/solid oak base, $80, all like new. Linda, 215-2635

TWIN BED, Simmons maxipedic mattress, w/white wicker headboard, almost new, $150; 1950s desk/dresser, blk, $50; cube shelves, $30; VCR, GE, $150; TV, RCA, 20", $125; misc. household items & dishes, $1-10. (415)626-8413


ALAMEDA, lg., sunny front rm in furn. Victorian, safe & clean, phone & cable hook-up, $425/mo. incl. utils. + dep. Elise, X4574

ALBANY, furn. rm w/new queen sz. bed in modern condo w/balcony & 1-1/2 bth, kitchen privs., coin op. washer/dryer, nr trans. & shopping, 3 mi. from UCB, short/long term, st. parking or $25 extra for carport, prefer male, non-smoker, share condo w/male UCB employee, $495/mo. incl. utils. except phone (line hook-up in rm) + $300 refundable dep. 559-8009 (5-10 p.m. best/msg.)

BERKELEY, Euclid Ave., furn. 1-bdrm apt, living rm/kitchen combo, partitioned bdrm, bth w/shower, deck in garden, pvt. entrance, 1 blk from Rose Garden, on #65 bus line, 20 min. walk to UCB, short/long term, no loud stereo, avail. around 6/15, $525/mo. incl. everything. Frances Kandl, 524-2653 (up to 9 p.m.)

BERKELEY, furn. studio, nr public trans., bright & sunny, full kitchen, avail. 6/18 - 7/28, 8/14-30, $350/wk, $650/mo. incl. utils. 525-5717

BERKELEY, Delaware St., nr Martin Luther King, furn. rm in 2-rm apt, sublet for summer, w/option to stay on, 1 blk from LBL bus stop, $350/mo. Ti-Howe, 841-7989

BERKELEY, suite in spacious, new, 2-bdrm apt, incl. all household appliances, semi-furn., for share w/ present tenant, 10 min. walk from BART/LBL shuttle, avail. 8/10, $450/mo. + exp. Camilo, X6516, 845-5442

NO. BERKELEY, in-law studio, sep. entrance, kitchen fac., yard, bay view, $400. Bill Harrison, 452-1580

NO. BERKELEY, furn. 1-bdrm apt, lg. kitchen w/gas stove, refrig., microwave, dishes, TV, dbl bed w/linen/towels incl., sun-bench porch, clean, safe, quiet, elec. entrance/gate, 1-1/2 blk from UCB, LBL shuttle bus, public trans. incl. BART, shopping & restaurants, laundry rm, patio, garden, st. parking, or fee for secured parking, prefer 1 person, non-smoker, no pets, avail. 8/15. 548-8658, 548-6528 (FAX)

NO. BERKELEY HILLS, furn. 3+bdrm house, 3-bth, frpl, garage, garden, nr bus/Kensington shops, avail. 8/1/94 - 7/31/95, $1600/mo. X4138, 525-8807

EL CERRITO, 3-bdrm, 2-bth house, lg. living rm, sep. dining rm, frpl, garage, washer/dryer, nr bus, BART & shopping, no pets, avail. 6/20, $1150/mo. 525-8431

KENSINGTON, spacious 5-bdrm house to share w/1 person, pvt. bth, privacy, bay view from lg. bdrm, garden, trees, nr busses (#7 & #10) & shopping, favorite of LBL people, $495/mo., light work can be exchanged for part of rent. 524-7086

KENSINGTON, furn. 2-bdrm house, secluded, avail. July/Aug., $900/mo. R. Roots, 526-2007

KENSINGTON, furn. 2-bdrm apt (or 1-bdrm+study), scenic view, nr restaurants & stores, 2 mi. from UCB, no smoking, no pets, avail. 7/1 - 8/13, seek visiting prof./scientist, $940/mo. G. Huber, X5369

RICHMOND MARINA, lg., new 4-bdm 2.5 bth house to share w/1 graduate student, modern kit, family rm, living rm, dining rm, washer/dryer, garage, gd. neighborhood, pool, spa, sec. gate, nr tennis court & Bay water front, 20 min. from LBL, no pets, 1 or 2 persons, $900/mo. + utils. Ping, X4836, 236-6499

RICHMOND VIEW, pvt. room in home, share kitchen, laundry, etc., very clean, nr to Del Norte BART, $325/mo. + dep., incl. util. X6329, 236-0956

TEMESCAL, furn. 2-bdrm cottage, new kitchen, pvt sun deck, garden views, gd neighbors, off st. pkg, nr cafes, markets, Bart & bus, 10-mins. to Bay Bridge or UCB, avail. July-Aug., $800/mo incl. util. + local phone. 653-4428

WANTED: Housing for visiting professor from Germany, 1 adult, 9/15/94 to 10/2/96. Contact Dr. A. Kwiatkowski at bf10 @ dkauni2.bitnet, +49-721/370 726 (FAX)

WANTED: House/2-bdrm apt for visiting physicist from France, for Aug. Jean-Michel,

WANTED: Housing for visiting professor from Israel, 2 adults, 3 children, from July or Aug., price range $1K. Jacob Sonnenschein, bitnet COBI @TAJNIVM.bitnet.

WANTED: Housing for visiting professor from Brazil, 2 adults, 3 children for 2 yrs. beginning 1/1/95, price range $900. Farnezio de Carvalho,

WANTED: Furn. house/apt. for visiting Canadian professor for 1 yr, starting Aug. '94, 2 adults, 2 children, will care for pets/plants, non-smokers, prefer Albany/Kensington. A.P. Hitchcock. (905)570-0074


FALLS CHURCH, VA, few min. from Wash. DC, 2-bdrm, 1-bth house, avail. 7/11 - 8/26, $200/wk for 1 or 2 adults, $250/wk for 3 or more. 642-8517, (703)237-5433

HIGH SIERRAS, comfortable, quiet 4-bedroom cabin, washer & dryer, deck, frpl, hiking, swimming, fishing, canoeing (comes with house), sunbathing, 4 hrs from Berkeley, 1 hr from Truckee, wks/wkends, to those who will take gd care of our vac. home. Jane Mauldon, 642-3475, 849-4096

LAKE WILDWOOD, nr Grass Valley/Nevada City, furn. 3-bdrm, 2-bth house, panoramic lake view, swimming, fishing, golf, tennis. 352-7709 (eve.)

MENDOCINO, 2-bdrm, 2-bth country home, overlooking the Anderson Valley, views, warm & sunny, 20 min. inland from Elk Beach, pvt., quiet, decks, gardens, set on 24 acres of redwood forest, wkend getaway/family vac. Rose Sergeant, 849-1726

NO. LAKE TAHOE, Incline Village, furn. 3-bdrm condo, slps 8+, convenient to lake, shopping & gambling, day/wk. Hank, X4517, 672-2893

SIERRA FOOTHILLS, 3-bdrm, 2-bth home, frpl, on 3 wooded acres, 1 mi. from Nevada City, $750/mo. or will consider sale. (910)427-8968


KITTENS, 6 wks old, blk male, tortoise shell female, housebroken, playful, cuddly. John, X5307, 841-7875

PUPPY, 7 mo. old, v. affectionate female, mixed-breed (sm.), spayed & vaccinated, nds loving home, preferably w/children & lg. yd. Travis, 524-9281

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