LBL Currents -- March 24, 1995

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Twenty projects receive DOE ER-Laboratory Technology Transfer funding

By Mike Wooldridge,

Low-contrast "chameleon" thread for garments, self-tinting windows, and object avoidance sensors for transit systems--these are a few of the technologies the Laboratory will team up with industry to develop, thanks to the latest awards from DOE's Energy Research Laboratory Technology Transfer (ER-LTT) program.

In all, 20 "quick response" projects from eight LBL divisions will receive $1.4 million in funding from ER-LTT.

The latest projects are greater in number, less expensive, and for shorter time periods compared to previous ER-LTT awards. Besides helping bring LBL's science to the marketplace, the funds should act as "seed money" to nurture more extensive partnership deals in the future, says Chris Kniel, the Lab's ER-LTT manager.

LBL is also working more closely with small businesses than in the past. More than half of the projects pair Lab researchers with companies having fewer than 500 employees.

The awards include 13 small Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs)--pacts between DOE and industry to develop promising technologies. In contrast to the bigger multi-year CRADAs, small CRADAs involve work for less than a year with contributions from Lab and industry generally totaling less than $150,000.

The awards also include seven personnel exchanges, which involve the Lab and industry sharing knowledge by swapping scientists for a period of time. "It's a chance for our researchers to get out of the Lab for awhile, and closer to what is happening in industry," Kniel says. An exchange can be an important first step toward a larger CRADA.

The winners were selected from 45 proposals submitted late last year. The Materials Sciences and Energy and Environment Divisions received the most awards--seven and five, respectively.

The Technology Transfer Department selected the projects with reviewers from academia, industry, and the Lab. Projects were judged on the basis of scientific quality, commercial potential, and benefit to LBL's mission.

This brings the total number of industrial collaborations at LBL to approximately 80. They include major partnerships, CRADAs, personnel exchanges, and technology maturation projects.

The Technology Transfer Department will hold the next call for quick response proposals in the late summer.

The following small CRADA projects were awarded ER-LTT funding:

The following personnel exchanges were awarded ER-LTT funding:
CAPTION -- In one of the new industry partnerships, LBL will team up with Empire Magnetics to etch out tiny parts for microscopic motors.

Shank gives annual report to UC Regents

By Ron Kolb

LBL's scientific partnerships with the University of California have "extraordinary and special value" that should serve LBL well in the national debate over the future of DOE labs, Director Charles Shank told the UC Board of Regents last week.

Delivering his annual report to the Regents at their March 17 meeting at UCLA, Shank highlighted several LBL programs which offered both proof and promise of research synergy between the campuses and the Laboratory.

"We are in a time of great turmoil nationally in understanding what we're going to be doing with (the) national laboratories and, in some sense, what we're going to be doing with universities," Shank told the Regents. "Having our relationship with the University puts us in an excellent position to be a credible institution in that debate."

Referring to a series of viewgraphs, he talked about key projects and capabilities at the Advanced Light Source, including the forthcoming Structural Biology Center; the Human Genome Center, in particular directed sequencing and the Drosophila project; and the developing Molecular Design Institute. In each instance, he emphasized the value of campus affiliations to the viability of the research efforts.

Shank also noted LBL's central role in the recent breakthrough discovery of the Top Quark.

Peter Preuss of San Diego, one of several Regents asking questions following the presentation, called LBL "a jewel in our crown" and said that based on his visits to the Laboratory, "I think the proactive sense there is just amazing."

"I'm still amazed about this one project, the Advanced Light Source," Preuss added. "I think it is a prototype of what the labs in the end might want to do, namely tackling very large projects which industry and the country cannot do really well or cannot afford."

Shank told them he was encouraged by early indications from the new Congress that fundamental science enjoys support. He also discussed his role as part of the Structural Alignment review at the Department of Energy, and prospects for change as outlined in the recent "Galvin Report" on alternative futures for the DOE laboratories.

In answer to a question about the potential elimination of the DOE, he said, "Irrespective of whether there is a DOE, the laboratories are seen as bringing a unique value to the country."

But he added, "I have not heard that the needs that the Department of Energy are fulfilling will go away. We're importing more than half of our oil with borrowed money. Some way we've got to get on top of being more efficient and producing energy and alternative sources of energy in the future."

Shank credited the UC management contracts with providing a model for cost-effective oversight of laboratories, including concepts the DOE may adapt as it reviews its relationships with other contractors. He also pointed out that "good performance" funding acquired through successful cost control, as provided in the UC contract, was instrumental in seeding the development of the Structural Biology Center and attracting crucial DOE support.

After the meeting, Shank, along with Bruce Tarter of Livermore, Sig Hecker of Los Alamos, and Walter Massey of the UC President's Office visited the Los Angeles Times for a meeting with editorial and science writers. They discussed implications of the Galvin Report, DOE restructuring, UC oversight, and the laboratories' value to America.

"Our labs bring the ability to work in teams on complex problems to build complicated machinery," Shank told the Times staff. "The labs are problem-focused; the university is discipline-focused ... We need to be looked at as investments in solving problems."

Planning begins for LBL Open House

By Ron Kolb

This fall, for the first time in more than a decade, LBL will invite Lab families, friends, and outside communities to spend a day on the Hill, enjoying tours, exhibits, lectures and other activities as part of Open House 1995.

Director Charles Shank has appointed an Open House organizing committee to provide general direction and oversight for the planning and execution of the event, tentatively scheduled for a Saturday in October. The Open House promises to be the largest public event at LBL since 1981, when the Lab celebrated its 50th anniversary with Family Day.

"The Open House will showcase our outstanding people and programs in a way that will enhance public recognition, understanding and support," Shank said of the planned event. "The Laboratory can realize a host of benefits from a community-based Open House, not the least of which is clarifying LBL's confusing identity for many who have never been here. Recognition among our many constituencies is more important than ever as the Laboratory pursues a future characterized by intense competition for limited operating funds."

He pointed to two additional benefits: building a stronger sense of community among the lab's diverse population, and conveying the excitement of research and discovery to young people who might consider careers in science.

All LBL divisions and programs will be encouraged to participate in the Open House. Events will be staged between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., with initial plans calling for tours, displays, demonstrations, lectures, films, videos, and refreshments. Families and students, especially those of LBL employees, will be emphasized in the programming.

An ad hoc group headed by Nuclear Science Division Director James Symons conducted a preliminary study last summer of the feasibility of an Open House, considering audiences, potential costs and benefits, laboratory support, and format options. The study also compared similar experiences at other laboratories. The group's recommendation to go forward was endorsed by the Director's Action Committee (DAC) in October.

The group included Kristin Balder-Froid, Michael Chartock, Janis Dairiki, Reid Edwards, Don Grether, Ron Kolb, and Ron Krauss.

Chartock, head for Planning and Communications and chairman of the organizing committee, said the Open House responds to several actions defined in the 1994-95 Communications Plan--to enhance LBL's distinctive identity and visibility, to encourage partnerships with the local communities, and to unify the Laboratory community.

"As we developed the plan," he said, "we recognized the need to increase our neighbors' awareness of LBL and its programs. And as we discussed the prospect of an Open House with citizens of the Laboratory, we perceived a genuine excitement about sharing their experiences and accomplishments with others."

Chartock said a successful event will require commitment and energy from every member of the LBL community. He urged divisions and programs to begin thinking of ways to contribute. Shank has issued a call to all departments to identify unit coordinators who will be members of an Open House planning group.

Questions and ideas about the Open House can be forwarded to Chartock via e-mail ( or phone (X6669). A preliminary Open House program should be developed by May 1. Details about specific date and time, scope of programming, transportation and parking, and site preparation will be announced soon.

The organizing committee includes Bob Camper, Facilities; Steve Derenzo, Life Sciences; Rod Fleischman, Industry and Government Partnerships; Janet Jacobsen, Earth Sciences; Joe Jezukewicz, Energy and Environment; Stu Loken, Information and Computing Sciences; Michael O'Keefe, Materials Sciences; Rollie Otto, Center for Science and Engineering Education; Harry Reed, Office of Work Force Diversity; Neville Smith, Advanced Light Source; and Symons.

International Women's Month: Noontime seminar features Bissell, LLNL researcher

In recognition of International Women's Month, there will be a special lunch-time seminar at noon on Monday, March 27, in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. The keynote address will be given by Life Sciences Division Director Mina Bissell, who will speak on the topic, "Wife, Mother, Scientist or Is It the Other Way Around?" Bissell will share her personal experiences in overcoming the challenges women experience in becoming leaders in their field.

Guest speaker Cynthia Palmer, program leader for nuclear waste technology in LLNL's Isotope Sciences Division, will address the issue: "Leadership Versus Management." All employees are invited to attend this brown-bag event.

Science and Technology in a Competitive World Lecture: Communications industry experiencing revolutionary changes

By Jeffery Kahn

To see how quickly the Information Age is unfolding, you need look back only three years. In the blink of an eye, electronic mail and portable phones have become commonplace, and 25 million people have linked up to the Internet.

What has emerged, says John Mayo, recently retired president of AT&T Bell Labs, is a new global information industry that today is worth $1 trillion, and is growing at a rate of 8 to 10 percent a year.

Mayo--who spoke at LBL on March 15 as part of the Science and Technology in a Competitive World lecture series--says the information infrastructure has been evolving since time immemorial toward a goal finally realized in the 1990s. Today, humans can instantaneously share sound, data, and images from any place on the globe. At the same time, he said, half the people in the world still have not made their first phone call.

Mayo, a 36-year veteran of Bell Labs, says a convergence of factors--technology, global competition, and the marketplace--account for the sudden and revolutionary changes in the communications industry. He says suppliers drove the market until the explosion of technology that occurred in the 1980s. This richness of technology and global competition put the customer in the driver's seat. Suddenly, the customer was able to choose from among many competitive products and services.

"If you think about it," he said, "perhaps the major impact Japan has had on our society is that it allowed customers to have choices. When they chose Japanese products, the effect on American industry was dramatic. It responded with a new generation of services of products."

Industry cannot survive by paying lip service to the customer. In fact, says Mayo, the new industrial model for how to do R&D begins and ends with the customer. Today, you must talk to the customer before starting research, not after the completion of development. The customer must be an integral part of a team that includes engineers and marketing people whose efforts must be concurrent, not sequential as in the past.

Mayo identified four key technologies--silicon chips, lasers, fibers, and software--as the key forces behind the Information Age.

"Almost everything in the field is built by some combination of these technologies," he said. "Individually, these technologies are a decade or two from exhaustion in terms of enhancements and improvements. In combination, they will continue to revolutionize products and services."

Mayo traced the roots of these changes back to the 1960s, when industry changed its design processes. The 1970s was a decade when analog systems were replaced by digital. In the 1980s, with the breakup of AT&T, the telecommunications industry was reorganized. This led to the current blending and merging of the phone, cable, television, computer, and electronics industries.

Mayo predicts that by the turn of the century, the cascade of changes rocking the communication industry will have its most profound effect. The new products and services just now coming into our lives will result, he said, in the "re-engineering of our very way of life."

The Science and Technology in a Competitive World lecture series is jointly sponsored by LBL and UC Berkeley.

N e w s W i r e


Alexander MacLachlan, DOE Deputy Undersecretary for Technology Partnerships, visited the Lab on Tuesday, March 14, meeting with LBL Director Charles Shank and receiving overviews and tours of various facilities and programs at the Lab. Among those he met with were Rod Fleischman and Reid Edwards of Industry and Government Partnerships (Lab overview), Mike O'Keefe (National Center for Electron Microscopy), Howard Padmore and Glen Dahlbacka (Advanced Light Source), Catherine Pinkas (Human Genome Center), Cheryl Fragiadakis (Technology Transfer), and Steve Selkowitz (Energy-efficiency programs). MacLachlan was appointed by Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary in December 1994. He oversees the Department's tech transfer and cooperative research and development programs. In that capacity, he is responsible for facilitating partnerships, developing criteria for forming them, and establishing performance measures and quality-control processes.


M.R.C. Greenwood, associate director for science in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, has resigned effective May 1. Greenwood, a nutrition scientist on leave from her duties as dean of graduate studies at UC Davis, will be returning to California for personal reasons. At OSTP, which she joined in November 1993, Greenwood served as the chief liaison between the White House and federal research agencies. She was the chief architect of the Clinton Administration's major research policy statement, "Science and the National Interest."

AMTEX Partnership highlights second year's successes

Researchers from several LBL divisions attended the Operating Committee Meeting of the AMTEX Partnership in Washington, D.C. on March 2. They met with leaders in the American textile industry, as well as collaborators from seven other DOE national laboratories, to discuss current projects and possible upcoming initiatives.

A special exhibition highlighted the work underway in many collaborative research and development endeavors across the nation. The event signaled the beginning of the AMTEX Partnership's third year since the signing of the original CRADA in March 1993, and allowed members of Congress, and many government and industry watchers to witness progress made since then.

The largest AMTEX initiative thus far is the Demand-Activated Manufacturing Architecture (DAMA) project. A key part of the DAMA project is the Enterprise Modeling and Simulation task, under the direction of ICS's Jane Macfarlane. Computer scientists here are working with the textile industry to determine strategic business structure and practice changes within the industrial supply chain that will improve performance in the global market.

The AMTEX Partnership was established to help the American textile industry integrate American technological resources in order to compete more successfully with much cheaper foreign labor. Researchers in the Engineering, Energy & Environment, and Biotechnology areas are also participating in AMTEX projects.

LBL attendees at the meeting in addition to Macfarlane were Craig Eades of ICSD; Ed Burgess, Craig Fong, Don Foster, and Michael Green of Engineering; and Dick Fish, Stevan Jovanovich and Rolf Mehlhorn of E&E.

CAPTIONS -- "You pitched a vision and I caught it," Secretary of Energy Hazel O'Leary told Tom Malone, president of Milliken & Co. of South Carolina, and Gerry Work of Pacific Northwest Laboratory at the March 2 Operating Committee Meeting of the AMTEX Partnership.

Jane MacFarlane of ICSD explained the DAMA project to Martha Krebs, Director of the DOE Office of Energy Research. The illustration of the textile production process behind them was created by Macfarlane and Flavio Robles, Jr. of TEID.
Photos courtesy of Craig Eades

Operations retreat focuses on quality service

Led by Klaus Berkner, deputy director for Operations, 64 managers and supervisors from LBL's Operations divisions and departments met off-site March 16-17 for a retreat on the subject of quality. The theme was "How to Provide the Best Possible Service at the Lowest Possible Cost."

The retreat was designed to meet three goals:

The meeting was kicked off on Wednesday night with a talk by Berkner. His vision of a leaner, more responsive and dynamic Operations Support organization, coupled with the urgent need to improve processes using proven quality principles, and to measure progress, set the stage for the next two days.

The group participated in exercises which provided insight into the value of quality techniques and principles, viewed videos about "re-engineering" and "paradigm shifting" to enable fresh thinking about problems, and analyzed actual recent events at LBL which serve to illustrate that improvement in work processes is urgently needed. Each organizational unit also began development of "goals and deliverables" for improvement which will serve as a basis for measuring progress in the coming months.

A key product of the retreat was development of the "FY 1996 Operations Quality Objective" statement:

"We are committed to providing the best possible service at the lowest possible cost to keep LBL competitive. This will require everyone's full cooperation and participation.

"Our objective is to improve processes and services while reducing costs by 25 percent. Our plan to meet this objective includes reviewing and assessing processes and systems that will lead to a total rethinking of what we do and how we do it in Operations through quality values:

A follow-up retreat is planned for late April to continue the momentum generated by this first meeting.

-- Contributed by Jon Stanley

CAPTION -- Sixty-four managers and supervisors from the Lab's Operations groups met off-site last week for a two-day retreat on the subject of quality. Photo by Stu Loken

Brash bush bedevils Lab

In the classic 1956 film "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," Kevin McCarthy battles seed pods from outer space as they stealthily displace the population of a small town. In less dramatic fashion, LBL faces its own plant invasion, as employees battle seed pods from an exotic shrub called French broom (Genista monospessulana). A minor presence here until recently, the bush with the woody stems and yellow, sweet-pea shaped-flowers now carpets large areas of the Lab.

A brief history

According to the Jepson Guide, a California botanical reference, French broom is native to the Mediterranean and belongs to the same plant family as beans and peas. Its close relatives are widely used in landscaping and professional floral arrangements and have been known in Europe for centuries by the Latin term "Planta Genista" (literally, "broom plants"). In medieval times, these shrubs were sufficiently esteemed that an English royal family took its name from them as "Plantagenet."

Pedigree notwithstanding, the Jepson Guide labels French broom a weed. Three environmental adaptations help establish French broom's modern reputation as a bad actor: it thrives in disturbed ground on sunny slopes, grows fast in nutrient-poor soils, and strongly tolerates drought. Under favorable conditions, it reproduces rapidly and spreads aggressively by runner and seed to choke out surrounding plants. Each mature bush produces thousands of tiny black seeds, which can remain viable for more than 50 years. The pods ripen in August and September, popping open at the height of the afternoon.

Threat to the Lab

During California's warm, dry summers, stands of French broom up to 14 feet tall sorely undermine the Lab's defenses against wildland fires, which sweep the East Bay Hills about once every 10 years. According to LBL Fire Inspector Dave Dewey, the plants are a "ladder fuel," meaning they are small enough to be set aflame by grass fires and large enough to subsequently ignite eucalyptus and pine trees. Mature broom stands can create leaping flames more than 30 feet in height.

French broom has been present in the East Bay Hills since the late 1930s, but the many large thickets now apparent in and around LBL are a more recent phenomenon. Grounds supervisor Bob Ferrerro and gardener Dayna Powell theorize that the plant may have gained a competitive edge here about four years ago due to a combination of drought and two major earth-moving projects which created large patches of disturbed soil. LBL removed several large broom stands soon after they appeared, but the plant quickly regrouped and has been marching steadily uphill ever since. The Lab then completed a tree litter removal program in 1992, in the wake of the disastrous Oakland-Berkeley Hills fire. The effort removed a serious fire danger from around several LBL buildings, but unavoidably opened new areas of disturbed ground to be seized by the advancing broom. As a more recent factor, Powell cites this year's unusually wet winter, which has spurred rapid vegetation growth.


Having armed itself with DOE funds and the advice of landscape consulting firms Amphion and Eldon Beck Associates, LBL is now leading a counterattack against this frenetic floral expansion. According to Facilities supervisor Don Weber, the California Conservation Corps will bring 10 to 15 workers here for three months this spring. They will be using everything from weed wrenches to chain saws to removed the pernicious plants.

And those millions of tiny seeds now lying in the soil? Amphion consultant Cheryl Miller says they are most effectively removed by prescribed burn. The heat of the fire destroys some seeds and forces the rest to germinate, so they can be removed as seedlings. Dewey is working with the LBL Fire Department to carefully plan such burns, well away from buildings.

Weber and Ferrerro agree that the return of French broom to unburned areas is a concern. Heavy mulching and reseeding with native vegetation will help, but judging from the experience of other communities, the LBL site will require at least three years of ongoing abatement to ensure that we don't experience a sequel to this year's spectacular bloom.

-- Contributed by Ralph Kerwin

Lab to remove low-use inventory items

As part of a continuing effort to reduce overhead costs, the Laboratory is planning to remove low-use inventory from its storerooms.

In a March 14 Policy and Procedure Memo on the subject, Klaus Berkner, Deputy Director for Operations, indicated that many of the items now carried in the Lab's storerooms "have minimal, if any, usage. Good business practices dictate that material not used on a repetitive basis be removed from stock.

"The estimated cost to keep stock in Stores is $137 per item. The benefits of removing low-use material from the storerooms will be an immediate reduction in inventory/holding costs, embracing best industry practices concerning turnover rate and obsolescence and freeing up Laboratory space and resources for other purposes."

The Procurement and Material Operations/Stores groups has been advised to aggressively pursue a program that will remove dead stock from the Lab's storerooms during this fiscal year. Procurement has developed a list of potential items to be removed from stock; the list is available from Denise Davis, X5460. Anyone who has a valid reason that any of the targeted items not be removed should contact Marguerite Fernandes, X5158, by April 28.

Calendar of Events -- March 27 to April 7

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.

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Mina Bissell, director of the Life Sciences Division, will give the keynote address at a special seminar to be held at noon in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium in recognition of International Women's Month. She will speak on "Wife, Mother, Scientist, or is it the Other Way Around?" Cynthia Palmer of LLNL will speak on "Leadership versus Management."

28 t u e s d a y


"From Gene Mapping to The Bell Curve: Human Behavior Genetics in the Spotlight" will be discussed by Jonathan Beckwith of Harvard Medical School at noon in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. Research on the genetics of human behavior has attracted considerable public attention in the last few years. What responsibility do scientists have in insuring the proper role of behavior genetics in the social arena? How have they measured up so far?


"The Nuclotron: Dubna's Superconducting Heavy-Ion Accelerator; Progress with Commissioning" will be presented by Alexander Kovalenko of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Russia, at 1:00 p.m. in the Bldg. 71 conference room.

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Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR; EHS 123), 1-4 p.m., Bldg. 48-109. Call X6554 to register.


"Adsorption Kinetics and Order Formation in Self-Assembled Monolayers Adsorbed from Solution" will be presented by M. Grunze of the University of Heidelberg, at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.

30 t h u r s d a y


"Atomic-Level Studies of Growth Processes on Metal Surfaces" will be discussed by G. Kellogg of the Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


"Some Details of D-Zero's `Observation of Top' Analysis" will be discussed by M. Strovink of UCB at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 50A-5132; refreshments at 3:40 p.m.

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"Results on Liquid-Gas Phase Transitions" will be presented by Uli Lynen of GSI, Darmstadt, at 2 p.m. in Bldg. 70A-3377.

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"Theoretical stuff on Apex" will be discussed by Jim Vary at 2 p.m. in Bldg. 70A-3377.


"Heavy Quarks and Higher Orders: The Higgs Decay" will be discussed by Axel Kwiatkowski at 2:30 p.m. in 50A-3107 (Theory Conference Room).


"Discovery of the Top Quark" will be presented by William Carithers at 4:30 p.m. in 1 LeConte; tea at 4 p.m. in 375 LeConte.

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"Spin Polarized Photoemission and Magnetic Quantum Well States" will be discussed by N.V. Smith at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


"Soft Gamma Ray Repeaters Unveiled" will be presented by Shri Kulkarni of CIT at 3:30 p.m. in 2 LeConte; tea at 3 p.m. in 661 Campbell.


"Processing of Nanocrystalline Ceramics" will be discussed by Merrilea Mayo of Penn State from 4-5 p.m. in 105 Northgate.

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"Moment Invariants for Linear and Nonlinear Hamiltonian Systems" will be presented by Alex Dragt of the University of Maryland at 10:30 a.m. in the Bldg. 71 conference room.


Election of officers and state representative will be held from noon-1 p.m. in the cafeteria conference room.


"Mechanical modelling of the human cornea" will be discussed by Peter Pinsky of the Stanford Civil Engineering Department, from 1-2 p.m. in 3110 Etcheverry; refreshments at 1 p.m.


"Collisions Between 35Ar and 58Ni, from 32 to 95 AMeV, Studied with the 4Pi Detector INDRA" will be presented by Bernard Boderie of Orsay France at 2 p.m. in Bldg. 70A-3377.

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.

Dining Center Menu for March 27 to 31


Sadie's Early Bird: French toast w/coffee $2.05

Soup of the Day: Beef barley reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Rosemary chicken w/potatoes & glazed carrots $3.95

Passports: South of the Border a la carte

Sadie's Grill: Sloppy Joe & fries $3.25


Sadie's Early Bird: Linguica & eggs $2.60

Soup of the Day: Cream of chicken reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Ginger chicken stir fry over rice $3.95

Passports: South of the Border a la carte

Sadie's Grill: Tuna melt w/fries $3.25


Sadie's Early Bird: Breakfast sandwich w/coffee $2.60

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

Bistro Fare: Grilled salmon w/confetti rice & squash medley $3.95

Passports: South of the Border a la carte

Sadie's Grill: Hot link w/spicy fries $3.25


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

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

Bistro Fare: Homestyle meatloaf w/macaroni & cheese, green beans $3.95

Passports: South of the Border

Sadie's Grill: Philly cheese steak w/fries $3.25


Sadie's Early Bird: Ham scramble $2.60

Soup of the Day: Minestrone reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Pasta Piatti $3.95

Passports: No South of the Border today

Sadie's Grill: Grilled seafood on sourdough w/cole slaw $3.95

Nitschke memorial service

A memorial service will be held for J. Michael Nitschke at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Nitschke, a researcher in the Nuclear Science Division, died on February 24. There will be a short program in the LHS auditorium, followed by an outdoor reception (weather permitting).

Nitschke's ashes will be scattered outside San Francisco Bay on Friday, May 19. If you would like to attend this excursion (3-5 p.m., departing from the Berkeley Marina via Hornblower Yacht), please contact Al Ghiorso at X7771 by May 1.

In lieu of flowers, tax deductible contributions can be made to:

UC Berkeley Foundation
J. M. Nitschke Memorial Fund
c/o Mary Hoole
2440 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720

Daughters to Work Day registration begins

Registration forms and information packets for LBL's Daughters to Work Day 1995 are now available in building lobbies throughout the Laboratory. The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 27.

This year's celebration includes a selection of 14 tour packages. Each package offers a morning and an afternoon workshop. Following the afternoon workshops, guests will be offered an ice cream social featuring informal career talks by several Lab women.

Pre-registration is required for this year's participants. Daughters, sons, and guests, ages 9-15, can review the different workshop and lecture opportunities described in the packet. Registration forms should be submitted to Marva Wilkins in the Center for Science and Engineering Education by Friday, March 31. Information packets can also be obtained by calling Wilkins at X5640.

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.


'79 BMW 320i, blk, sunrf, $1800/bo. X5063

'81 VW Vanagon Westfalia camper, exc. mechan. cond. (new engine, trans.), body in reas. cond., only 2 owners, one since '83, $4800/bo. 653-8498

'82 FORD 7-pass. club wgn van, 351-cu. in. V8, 127K mi., blue/white, new smog cert. gd 90 days, runs grt, $3000/bo. Sergio, X5457, 707/429-2575

'84 SAAB 900S, 5-spd, roofrack, chains, etc., $1000. Carin, 528-1657

'85 HONDA Shadow VT500 motorcycle, red, gd cond., $1900. Joyce, 395-2220

'85 PORSCHE 944, red w/blk int., sunrf, low mile., $5900. Russ, 339-9812

'88 DAIHATSU Charade, 67K mi., 5-spd, runs gd, $1200/bo. Carin, 528-1657

TIRES, Firestone Wilderness AT P265/75R15, set of 4, w/chrome rims, $400; Ford XLT truck bedliner, like new, $100. Liz, 278-7967


LABSYSTEMS Finnpipette multichannel pipetter from Applied Scientific, pos. mis-delivered. Yvonne, X7742


POOL table, 8' or 9', 3-pc. slate. John, 637-1811


BIKE, '84 Univega Nuovo Sport, 19" frame, 12-spd, completely overhauled, w/Kryptonite lock, $100/bo. Jon, X5974, 841-9638

BUNKBED, red metal, double on bottom/single on top, $100/bo. Donna, X5527

BUNKBED, blk metal, futon matresses, single on top/full on bottom, folds into couch, $200/bo. Mike, X4780

BOOKSHELVES, w/cupbds, oak, $200 & up; gas dryer $40; sewing mach. $40; vacuum $20; new handmixer $15; toaster $10; more. Carin, 528-1657

CLARINET, Buffet, $800. Ann, X6985, 845-2052

CLOTHES DRYER, Hotpoint heavy duty electric, 220V, white, exc. cond. $100. Everett, 528-0465

COMPUTER, laptop, Dell 320sli 386/20SX, 4mb ram, 60mb hd drive, case, extnl. floppy, xtra batt., AC adapt., DOS, Windows, Stacker 4.0, $600/bo. Glenn, X4987

LENSES, new Reflex Mirror 500 mm F8.0 w/3 interchange. rear insert filters, 1 front UV filter & case, $220. Bruno, 845-5442

PIANO, upright, $350/bo. X5771, 724-4635

REFRIGERATOR, old but runs gd, $25. John, X4631

SCANNER, Radio Shack Pro-34 UHF/VHF program. w/charger $100; Panasonic cell. phone, many features, $200; Canon E65 Camcorder w/2 batteries, charger, car charger, $500. Fred, X6068, 526-3259

STEREO cab., enclosed, blk w/glass drs, front & top, 33"h, 2 adj. shelves, 4 rollers, exc. cond., $50. Greg, X5695, 526-3508

STOVE, elec., JennAir, works fine, you haul, $50/bo. Fred, X4892

TV/VCR stand $25, sofa+loveseat $295, queen bed $295, lamps, kids' trikes, bike, misc. household items. X4243, 526-5425

TV, color, Admiral, 6 mos old, $75. Wolfgang, X7627

VIDEO GAME set, Genesis, incl. 8 games, 1 controller & Menacer, $200. 654-6228


ALBANY, furn. rm in priv. home, sep. entr., priv. bth, kitch. privil., share wash./dry., nr transp./shops, quiet non-smok., avail. 4/15, $450/mo. incl. utils. 526-2355

ALBANY, 1-bdrm apt in 4-plex, refrig., range, bdrm hdwd flr, 1-car locked garage w/storage rm, no pets, yr lease, 2 blks from El Cerrito Plaza/BART, $625+$800 dep. Tom/Judy, 527-8766

BERKELEY, furn. rm in 5-bdrm house, share w/2 others, nr Claremont Hotel on La Plaza Dr., wash./dry., deck, yd, $400. 655-7626 after 2 p.m. or wknds

BERKELEY HILLS, furn. 1-bdrm 1-bth apt, spacious, remodelled, nr shops/transp., non-smok., avail. June, $850+utils. 524-9039

EL CERRITO, furn./unfurn. rm in priv. home, sep. entr., priv. bth, share lv. rm, dining rm, kitch., wash./dry., view, nr transp./shops, non-smok., $450/mo. incl. utils. Conway, 233-7997, 527-7898

EL CERRITO, 1 unit of duplex, 3-bdrm 2-bth, lg. back yd, 1-car attach. garage, across from del Norte BART, nr shops, $1050+sec. dep. 235-3983

KENSINGTON, semi-furn. rm in private home, nxt to Tilden, quiet setting, nr buses, all house privileges, $425/mo. X7853, 526-7388

NORTH Berkeley, 4-bdrm 2-bth house, hdwd flrs, remod. bths & kitch., nr park, swim. pool, cafe & gourmet shops. Doug, X6626, 526-4644

OAKLAND, 2-bdrm top-floor flat, Adam's Point, walk to BART/Grand Ave, quiet non-smoker(s) pref., $750 incl. util. + dep. 268-0674

PIEDMONT, mstr bdrm in 3-bdrm 2-bth cottage, wash./dry., dishwash., deck, yd, garden, non-smok., $326-$400. Per, 658-1126 eves

PINOLE/Tara Hills, 3-bdrm 2-bth house, dishwash., 3-car garage, some bay view, $950/mo. 724-9450

WANTED: for French visitor, house in Berk., or Berk./Paris house exchnge, June-Aug. Fred, X4892

WANTED: anything from 2-bdrm apt to house, 8/15-1/1 (flex.). Luanne, X5853

WANTED: 2-bdrm furn. house for family from Japan, 8/1-31. 415/331-6742

WANTED: 2-bdrm apt or house, avail. April or May, N. Oakland or Berkeley. Mae, X6230


PINE MT. LAKE, nr Yosemite, 3-bdrm 2-bth house, loft, sleeps 8, AEK, color TV/cable, phone, cooler, golf, tennis, airstrip, skiing. Gary, 422-4137, 447-6482

SOUTH Lake Tahoe, deluxe vacation townhouse, lakefront, all amenities, nr all playspots. Herbert, 422-8845, 455-5595


BERKELEY, Victorian nr campus, w/rental apt & fully equipped lab, $329,000. Heidi, 525-5800

OAKLAND, 2-bdrm house, newly painted, frpl, brkfst nook, laund., grt starter, $122,990. Lois, X6855, 569-5736

OAKLAND, 2-bdrm 1.5-bth townhouse condo., Maxwell Park area, w&d hookups, dishwash., patio, deck, balcony, alarm, low assoc. fees, $110,000. Lois, X6855, 569-5736

ROSSMOOR, co-op for those 55 & older, 2-bdrm 2-bth, view, clubhouse/golf/swim., $54,500. $479/mo. covers mort. bal. ($10,000), landscape, maint., security. 524-9473


CAT, beaut. mature calico, well-trained, gd-natured, spayed, "Lady." X7831

GARAGE DOOR OPENER, old Sears, chain-drive, 1 remote, 1/2 hp motor, 10' angle bar, needs some clutch work, take all. Steve, X5927, 254-2402


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