LBL C U R R E N T S -- March 11, 1994

LBL, Berkeley fire departments sign mutual-aid pact

By Mike Wooldridge

In the business of fire fighting, where time can equal lives, it is a general rule that the fire department closest to an emergency sends the first crew. However, this hasn't been the case for some areas of Berkeley near LBL. Because of legal restrictions, LBL fire fighters have had to defer to city crews, responding only after a city chief at the scene has called them down.

"There have been fires where we knew we could be the first ones there, but we haven't been able to participate," says LBL Fire Chief Bill White. "It has been frustrating."

The legal restrictions were lifted on Monday, March 7. LBL and the City of Berkeley signed an automatic-aid agreement that widens the LBL Fire Department's jurisdiction. The agreement allows LBL fire fighters to respond immediately to fires in the Lab's backyard within the Berkeley city limits. Similarly, city fire fighters now will automatically respond to major emergencies at the Laboratory.

LBL Deputy Director Pier Oddone, Chief White, Berkeley City Manager Weldon Rucker, and Berkeley Fire Chief Gary Cates signed the pact at Berkeley Fire Station Number Two.

Oddone said he hopes the fire department agreement will set the stage for further cooperation between the city and the Lab. "This is just one of many instances where we have resources that can be valuable to the city, and we can be a good neighbor."

Rucker echoed the sentiment, citing the signing as partly the result of LBL's Community Relations Department working successfully with the Berkeley city leaders. "This is another way the city and the Lab are bridging the gap between us," he said. "As resources dwindle, I hope we can find more ways to work together."

Under the new plan, LBL has responsibility for single-engine emergencies (trash fires, car fires, medical emergencies, etc.) occurring on the eastern half of the UC Berkeley campus and in residential areas north and south of LBL. The plan also broadens the department's jurisdiction for larger, multiple-engine emergencies. The Lab will automatically send a team to locations as far as Telegraph Avenue to the south of campus, Martin Luther King Jr. Way to the west of campus, and Spruce Street to the north of campus.

Previously, the LBL Fire Department had responsibility for emergencies only on the Lab site and in limited areas in the hills above the Lab--Tilden Park, Grizzly Peak Blvd., and the Lawrence Hall of Science.

The LBL Fire Department includes five on-duty firefighters and two engines. The Berkeley Fire Department has 34 on-duty fire fighters, seven engines, two ladder trucks, three ambulances, and a hazardous materials vehicle.

PHOTO CAPTION -- LBL Deputy Director Pier Oddone, LBL Fire Chief Bill White, Berkeley Fire Chief Gary Cates, and Berkeley City Manager Weldon Rucker signed a mutial-aid pact on March 7. Photo by Don Fike

Three from LBL win 1994 Tech Transfer Excellence Awards

Two teams also receive Certificates of Merit

Three researchers from LBL have been recognized for an endeavor near the top of every national laboratory's "to-do" list: technology transfer. Alex Pines of the Materials Sciences Division, and Michael Siminovitch and Chin Zhang of the Lighting Systems Research Group have won the Federal Laboratory Consortium's 1994 Awards for Excellence in Technology Transfer.

The FLC gives up to 30 awards each year to federal lab employees for their success bringing in the fruits of their research to private industry. Pines, Siminovitch, and Zhang will received engraved plaques at the FLC National Technology Transfer Meeting in Kansas City on April 12.

In addition, two LBL teams received Certificates of Merit for their work: Robert Sullivan and Michael Wilde of the Energy and Environment Division, and the team of William Chu (Life Sciences), Jose Alonso (AFRD), Tim Renner (AFRD), Bernhard Ludewigt (Life Sciences), John Staples (AFRD), Mark Nyman (Engineering), Rajinder Singh (Engineering), and Robert Stradtner (Engineering).

Pines was recognized for his work on a system that helps scientists study the structure and function of critically important catalysts in the petrochemical, pharmaceutical and microelectronics industries. His Double Rotation Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (DOR) probe technology allows researchers to obtain nuclear magnetic resonance spectra in solids that are of much higher resolution than previously possible.

In 1989, the DOR probe won an R&D 100 award and was featured on the cover of a special "Advances in Instrumentation" issue of Science. Chemagenetics, Doty Scientific, Inc., and Bruker instruments have since licensed and currently market the DOR probe technology. The Shell Oil Company has also adopted the technology into their catalysis research program.

Siminovitch and Zhang were recognized for the development of energy-saving convective venting systems for compact fluorescent downlight fixtures. The technology uses precisely-placed openings to increase airflow in recessed light fixtures. By helping cool the fixtures, the openings can increase light output in such lamps as much as 20 percent.

One of the barriers to switching from inefficient incandescent fixtures to highly-efficient compact fluorescents has been loss in light intensity due to thermal losses.

Delray Lighting, Lithonia Lighting, and Kurt Versen--three key manufacturers of compact fluorescent lights--have incorporated the venting technology into their products.

The team of Sullivan and Wilde received a Certificate of Merit for developing prototype interactive multimedia applications ranging from building design and performance analysis tools to information databases on building energy efficiency.

The team of Chu et al. received a Certificate of Merit for technology innovation and demonstration of the feasibility of key concepts in heavy charged-particle radiotherapy.

New appointment levels set for LBL scientists and engineers

Contributed by Tom Taylor

During the next few weeks, LBL will be replacing the current classification system for scientists and engineers (S&Es) with new appointment levels for both staff and leadership positions.

The process originated with the Task Force on Organization and Pay in 1990 and the follow-on Working Group on Organization, which reviewed the scientist and engineering classification structure. It will conclude when the new appointment titles become effective, April 1, 1994.

The primary changes include:

* The existing six levels of scientific and engineering titles replaced by four appointment levels:


Staff Scientist/Engineer

Senior Staff Scientist/Engineer

Distinguished Staff Scientist/Engineer

* Formalized leadership titles and roles for group leaders and heads

* An updated discipline coding system based on work perfomed

* Pay ranges replaced by pay bands

Conversion process

Effective April 1, most positions from Staff Scientist/Engineer 1 through Senior Scientist/Engineer III will be mapped into one of the four new appointment levels. Under the new structure, most Staff Scientist/Engineer 2 and 3 will be merged into the Staff Scientist/Engineer level. Senior Scientist/Engineer I and II will be merged into the Senior Staff Scientist/Engineer level.

Many S&Es, including post doctoral fellows and faculty S&Es, will have revised discipline codes based on occupation, not academic degree. Conceptually, the use of appointment levels recognizes that all S&Es are of a similar nature. Four appointment levels are created within one job to reflect the level of performance, knowledge, and experience of the individual.

LBL Director Charles Shank says the proposed changes reflect only the first steps in improving the Laboratory's compensation programs. "Beginning with the recommendations received from the Working Group on Organization, we knew that our current titles and pay plans were not keeping up with the Lab's changing mission and dynamic working environment. We are a multi-program, multi-disciplined laboratory that requires our scientists and engineers to work closely together to collaborate on many complex research projects.

"Our compensation program must be flexible enough to support our multi-disciplined team efforts and yet allow us to link our salaries to our respective labor markets. The current system lacks flexibility. Too much time is spent on administration instead of focusing on rewarding performance and overall contribution."

According to LBL Deputy Director Pier Oddone, chair of the Professional and Executive Salary Committee, few S&Es will notice major changes with the new appointment levels, especially since job contents are not being changed. Also, we are already using the leadership appointments of group leader and head. This step formalizes their use. The discipline coding scheme has long needed to be updated to reflect the actual functional work assignments. And, finally, pay bands better reflect our use of experience curves."

New job "families"

One significant change, Oddone says, is that some employees who are currently in the S&E program will be in new job "families" that more accurately reflect work performed with defined career paths and pay grades closely tied to comparable jobs within the labor market.

"Work is under way to develop new job families in the areas of facility engineering, environmental health and safety, and programming," Oddone says. "Employees in these areas will not be mapped into the new appointment levels, but instead will be slotted into the new classifications, as the new titles are approved for use. Employee salaries will not be impacted. We are making these changes to ensure that realistic career planning and development can take place and that our salaries are competitive. This is part of our commitment to our people."

Other changes

Other changes are also being planned. "Our classifications are desperately in need of updating, and we have an unmanageable number of pay ranges, says Rod Fleischman, Associate Lab Director for Administration. "Our goal is to develop a steamlined grade structure that links our jobs to the market and allows certain pay decisions to be made lower in the organization."

He says that the Lab must also make sure it is in compliance with the overtime laws defined by the Fair LAbor Standards Act. "We have a long and difficult job ahead of us. The changes starting with the S&E program are just the beginning in overhauling our compensation programs."

Divisions will conduct group meetings and briefings during the week of March 21-31 to discuss the proposed changes. S&E employees may also contact their group leader or head for more information.

New appointment levels

* Scientist/Engineer Entry-to-intermediate level

* Scientist/Engineer Fully qualified level

* Senior Staff Scientist/Engineer Senior level for an advanced practioner with significant achievements and/or contributions to the Laboratory.

* Distinquished Staff Scientist Engineer Most exceptional S&E who has had a notable history of achievements, and/or whose impact in the field has contributed directly to LBL's pre-eminence.

Shank speaks to DOE Task Force

On Monday, March 7, Director Charles Shank presented an overview of the Department of Energy laboratory system at the first meeting of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Task Force on Alternative Futures of the DOE National Laboratories. The 19-member Task Force, chaired by Robert Galvin (see Currents, Feb. 4), met at Argonne National Laboratory. Shank and Sandia Director Al Narath described the core competencies, benefits and challenges facing the multiprogram laboratories. Energy Research Director Martha Krebs also made a presentation. Director Shank's comments before the committee will be covered in the next issue of Currents.



Nuclear physicist Vernon J. Ehlers, who worked at LBL in the 1960s and then taught physics at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., for 16 years, has become the first research physicist Member of Congress. He will occupy a seat in the House, representing the 3rd Congressional District of Michigan. A Republican, Ehlers won a special election for the seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Paul Henry. Ehlers entered politics as a Kent County commissioner in 1975 and served four terms. He was a state representative in 1983-85, and was elected to the state senate in 1985, where he was most recently senate president pro tempore. Ehlers received his Ph.D. in physics from UC Berkeley in 1960; his thesis was on the nuclear spins and moments of radioactive gallium.


Science and math whizzes from 16 Bay Area high schools strutted their stuff at the 4th Annual Science Bowl, held at LBL on Saturday, Feb. 26. Homestead High School of Cupertino took this year's top prize, edging out perennial rival and last year's champ Albany High School. Homestead will fly to Washington, D.C., later this spring to take part in the Science Bowl National Championships. The LBL competition is one of 44 regional Science Bowls held across the country.


In a study published in the Jan. 14 issue of Science, Ramón Alvarez and C. Bradley Moore of the Chemical Sciences Division have found that methyl isothiocyanate (MITC), an agricultural pesticide, is effectively removed from the atmosphere by sunlight. In 1991, a train accident near Dunsmir, Calif. spilled metam-sodium--which decomposes in the soil into MITC--into the Sacramento River. Fourteen percent of Dunsmir residents required medical attention because of exposure to the chemical. This is the first study to describe the fate of MITC in the environment.

Construction crews beef up Building 90

By Jacqueline Noble and

Mike Wooldridge

Trying to help LBL avoid structural damage during any future earthquakes, construction crews are giving Building 90 a seismic facelift.

The work began in February with the drilling of sixteen 60-foot shafts into the ground around the site, according to Joseph Harkins of Facilities. Workers lowered steel cages into the holes, then filled the shafts with concrete. The underground pillars will help prevent the hillside from sliding in the event of an earthquake.

Construction will also include:

* Removing the stucco under the Bldg. 90 canopy

* Demolishing the existing canopy and porch in order to install the eight frames to brace the building. (Both canopy and porch will be rebuilt.)

* Repainting the building

* Adding handrails and replanting the landscape

According to Associate Lab Director Klaus Berkner of Operations, the decision to rehabilitate the existing building as opposed to razing it was a financial one. "We would need congressional approval to get a new building," says Berkner.

During certain stages of the construction, Facilities will install temporary partitions inside Building 90 to keep dust from entering. Employees will also have to navigate between barricades and along temporary walkways. "It is important that everyone obey construction signs and directions given by construction personnel so that this project can be completed safely," Harkins says.

When the work is completed this fall, the building will be safer in the event of an earthquake. Employees may check the bulletin board in the Bldg. 90 lobby for construction updates.

PHOTO CAPTION -- Workers guide 60 feet of steel into the ground on the east side of Building 90. The steel column will help the area hold steady in case of an earthquake. Photo by Mike Wooldridge

UCB PT facility open to LBLers

LBL's Health Services Department has completed an arrangement with UC Berkeley's University Health Services to give LBL employees access to the University's physical therapy facility, located in the new Tang Center at 2222 Bancroft Way.

The physical therapy facility offers a full-service program with registered physical therapists. In addition, the department has a system in place for billing all UC health plans.

To use the facilities, a prescription for the treatment will be necessary from your treating health care professional. For appointments and/or questions, call 642-0607. Or, for additional information, contact Connie Grondona (X6266) of LBL Health Services.

LBL team retooling SSC circuitry for industry

By Mike Wooldridge

A licensing agreement that arose from the ashes of the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) may lead to the development of ultrafast circuitry for 3D cameras by the Engineering Division's Microelectronics Group.

The devices would offer the aerospace and defense industries greatly improved remote-sensing capabilities for satellites and ships, says Jacques Millaud, head of the Microelectronics Group. The researchers working on the project include lead designer Issy Kipnis, Henrik Von Der Lippe and William Hearn. Millaud and Kipnis discussed the future of the technology with aerospace and defense contractors on January 28 at the headquarters of the group's industrial partner, Advanced Photonix, Inc.

LBL signed a licensing agreement with API in September 1993 that allowed the electronics company to use LBL's low-noise application-specific integrated circuitry, or ASIC, with their light-detecting avalanche photo diodes. The ASIC was originally developed for detectors at the SSC.

"API's expertise was very complementary with ours," Millaud says. "They had the photo diode technology, but not the signal processing capabilities. In many ways it was a match made in heaven."

API's avalanche photo diode is among the fastest particle detectors on the market. Similar to the charge-coupled devices found in video cameras, the diode picks up light particles with an array of pixels. The pixels on API's device, however, capture data at rates much greater than those of any camcorder. Each pixel can detect more than 100,000 particle events every second.

Since a single photo diode can have a grid of thousands of pixels, the circuitry of the diode must deal with a greater amount of information. Such is the job of the ASIC, which extracts analog data from the diode and converts it into digital information a computer can process.

The ability to capture such vast amounts of data will allow a camera based on the technology to perform real-time imaging. Even the most advanced cameras today use frame-based imaging, taking a series of snapshots to measure activity in the environment.

According to Millaud, such real-time imaging opens up a completely different set of capabilities, especially in the realm of 3-D imaging. Similar to an advanced form of radar, such a camera could be used to sweep ocean waters for mines or distinguish submarines from creatures of the deep such as whales. Mounted on satellites, the devices could precisely survey the earth's topography and track the subtle changes of land, water and ice masses over time.

The so-called "smart pixels" of the photo diode could also be easily engineered for different light-gathering tasks. Millaud believes medical imaging devices with the technology could offer doctors higher contrast PET scans. The technology may also find renewed interest from particle physicists, this time at the Lepton-Hadron Collider at CERN.

"It is a time where high energy physics and nuclear physics do not have the funding they used to have, so getting the opportunity to collaborate with industry is very exciting," Millaud says. "There is a lot of potential for this technology--I see this collaboration as only the tip of the iceberg."

PHOTO CAPTION -- Issy Kipnis and William Hearn of the Microelectronics Group have taken circuitry originally developed for the SSC and are applying it to hi-tech cameras. Photo by Steve Adams

Hands-on computers

PHOTO CAPTION -- LBL's Carl Pennypacker (second from left) and Elizabeth Arsem demonstrate image processing software from the Hands-On Universe program to Sister Marion Irvine (sitting), principal of Justin Siena High School, as teacher Dan Gray looks on. Hands-On Universe helped Gray raise $76,000 to purchase 28 computers and other scientific equipment for the school. The program, led by Pennypacker, allows students to capture real astronomic images from telescopes and study them with their classroom computers, just like modern astronomers.

Retirement fete

All employees are invited to attend a luncheon in honor of TID editor Loretta Lizama, who is retiring after 34 years of service to LBL. The event is scheduled for noon (no-host bar at 11:30 a.m.) on Wednesday, March 30, at Spenger's Fish Grotto, 1919 4th St., Berkeley. Please RSVP to Gloria Lawler, X6771, or MS 50F, by Friday, March 25.

In memoriam--Robert J. Harvey

Robert J. Harvey, a mathematician who worked at LBL from 1957 until his retirement in 1988, died on Feb. 17, 1994, in Grass Valley, Calif. He was 65.

Harvey, who was born in Michigan, received his bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics from UC Berkeley before coming to the Lab as a mathematician I in 1957. He headed the Computing Group for the Physics Division's Group A and played an early role in bubble chamber programming.

He served as deputy department head of LBL's Math and Computing Group from 1967 to 1976, and as head of LBL's Computing Department from 1976 to 1978. After a short break in service in 1978, Harvey returned to the Laboratory and retired in 1988.

In addition to his work at LBL, Harvey also was co-founder of Supertech Computer Company in Santa Clara, and a consultant on high-speed computers.

Funeral services for Harvey were held Feb. 22 in Grass Valley. He is survived by his wife Lydia, three children, and a number of grandchildren.

Earth Day poster contest

LBL's Center for Science and Engineering Education is sponsoring an Earth Day poster contest for kids. Submitted posters will be displayed at LBL during April. Any LBL employee who would like information for their child, or their child's class at school, may call Karin Levy at X5513. Please leave your name, extension, and mail stop. Participants will receive a certificate of congratulations, and there will be a special awards category for children of LBL staff.

Summer Childcare and Camp Workshop

Does the prospect of arranging summer childcare and transportation to fit your work schedule make you weak in the knees? The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and the Work/Family Committee (W/FC) are organizing a workshop and developing a database for parents who are interested in exchanging information about summer childcare and arranging carpools.

The workshop is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, in the lower cafeteria. All interested employees are invited to attend.

Some of the objectives of the workshop are to:

* address summer childcare arrangements

* share summer daycamp experiences

* discuss carpooling options

* distribute the Parents' Press "Annual Guide to Summer Camps"

* discuss the LHS/Strawberry Canyon Summer Camp

Work Request Center offers quick relief

No matter the problem--the soap supply is running low, ants are moving into your office, or you need a shelf installed or facility built--help is close at hand through the Facilities Department's Work Request Center (WRC).

The WRC will take all facilities-related inquiries and work requests and direct them to the appropriate service provider.

"Facilities offers a very broad range of services," says Ka Rynn Kelly, who staffs the center. "With the WRC available, you don't have to learn the names and responsibilities of each facilities group. I direct each request to the proper person or group for quick action. In January, we handled 362 requests."

After you make a request, Kelly says, the appropriate service group can respond within minutes for urgent situations, and by the end of the next business day for routine needs. If you encounter a problem when working with a service provider, the WRC can help resolve the issue.

For more information or to make a work request, contact the WRC at X6274, or fax to X6272.

Brown-bag seminar Financial and estate planning

LBL's Benefits Office is sponsoring a series of brown-bag seminars for those considering retirement or simply planning in advance. The presentations, all scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. in the Bldg. 50 auditorium, will provide many useful and informative ideas to consider. Please plan to attend all three sessions to get the maximum benefit from the information that will be presented:

Wednesday and Thursday, March 23-24

Tax and Financial Planning

Oliver M. Stafford, CFP

Wednesday, April 6

Estate Planning

Jack Eugene Teeters

Topics to be covered include:

* Periodic distributions vs. lump-sum distribution

* Section 72(+), complications if under age 55

* Preservation of accumulated assets

* Tax and investment strategies for both qualified and non-qualified money; balancing need for income and preservation of capital

* Re employment--hope or reality

* Consulting

* Creating Survivor's Benefits

* Living, Marital & Irrevocable Trusts

Please RSVP to the Benefits Office, X6403, by Friday, March 18. n

OSRA moving to Bldg. 90

LBL's Office of Sponsored Research Administration (OSRA) will relocate to the first floor of Bldg. 90 (near the Cashier's Office) on Thursday and Friday, March 17-18, in a move to consolidate the Technology Transfer Department. The office will reopen for business on Tuesday, March 22. For urgent matters during the move, you can leave voice mail at X6467 or fax X6457.

The new OSRA address will be Bldg. 90-1070.

Science for support staff

David Attwood, head of LBL's Center for X-ray Optics, will give a "Science for Support Staff" presentation at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, in the Bldg. 66 auditorium. His talk is titled, "A Pedestrian's View of X-ray Optics, Microscopy, and the ALS." All employees are invited to attend.

Sun demo

Sun Microsystems invites LBL's "original Sun customers" to a Customer Appreciation Day on Wednesday, March 16, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Bldg. 50 auditorium. Sun engineers will demo Sun's latest server, desktop, and graphics products.

For more information about the event, contact Darrell Davis at X5740.

The Bevatron lives on

The LBL video "Bevatron" will be broadcast by KQED Channel 9 at 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23. "Bevatron" was written and produced by Diane LaMacchia of the Public Information Department, with animation by Crystal Stevenson and Flavio Robles Jr. of the Technical Information Department.

Rainfall at LBL

Tom Glimme of EH&S's Environmental Monitoring Unit reports that the year-to-date amount measured in the rain gauge atop Bldg. 75 as of midnight, Tuesday, Feb. 8, was 16.63 inches, indicating rainfall of 0.09 inches in the previous seven days. The current rainy season officially began on July 1, 1993.


14 m o n d a y


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


3:30 p.m., 3105 Etcheverry; S. Muraoka, Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., "The Role of Engineered Barriers in High-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal," Refreshments, 3:15 p.m.


4 p.m., 120 Latimer; L. Ricker, Univ. of Washington, "Optimal Operation and Control of the Tennessee-Eastman Challenge Process," Refreshments, 3:30 p.m.


4 p.m., Bldg. 70A-3377; E. Wolin, Yale Univ., "Charm Physics in Fermilab E791"

15 t u e s d a y


Noon, Bldg. 90-1099


Noon, Lower Cafeteria


2:10 p.m., 430 Birge; J. Uglum, Stanford Univ., "Information Spreading in Interacting String Field Theory"

16 w e d n e s d a y


11 a.m., Bldg. 66 Aud.; D. Attwood, LBL, "A Pedestrian`s View of X-ray Optics, Microscopy, and the ALS"


Noon, Lower Cafeteria


9 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 66-316; Adult CPR (EHS 123); pre-registration required, X6554


10-11:30 a.m., Bldg. 2-100B; Medical/Biohazardous Waste (EHS 730); pre-registration required, X6612


1:30 p.m., Bldg. 66 Aud.; P. Thiel, Iowa State Univ./Ames Univ., "Diffusion of Large Metal Clusters on Ag(100)"


4 p.m., 2 Le Conte; D. Kammen, Princeton Univ., "Community Energy Management Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa," Refreshments, 3:30 p.m., Bldg. T-4, Room 100A


4 p.m., 3110 Etcheverry; D. Webster, Stanford Univ., "Flow Instability in a Helical Coil: Measurements and Calculations"


4:30 p.m., 1 Le Conte; P. Richards, LBL/UCB, "The Millimeter Wave Anisotropy Experiment (MAX)," Refreshments, 4 p.m ., 375 Le Conte

17 t h u r s d a y



9-11 a.m., Bldg. 66 Aud.


9 - 10:30 a.m., Bldg. 90-3148; Blood Biosafety Training (EHS 735); pre-registration required, X6612


1-4:30 p.m., Bldg. 71-280; Radiation Protection - Radionuclides (EHS 430), concludes Friday; pre-registration required, X6612


4 p.m., Bldg. 50A-5132; M. Turner, Univ. of Chicago/FNAL/CfPA, "Big Bang Cosmology: Successes and Challenges," Refreshments, 3:40 p.m.

18 f r i d a y


10:30 a.m., Bldg. 71 Conf. Rm.; R. Pantell, Stanford Univ., "Development of a Far Infrared Free Electron Laser for Laboratory Usage"


1-4:30 p.m., Bldg. 71-280; Radiation Protection - Radionuclides (EHS 430), continued from Thursday; pre-registration required, X6612


3 p.m., Bldg. 66 Aud.; R. van Santen, Technische Univ., The Netherlands, "Computational Modelling of Surface Reactivity"


4 p.m., Bldg. 2-100B; K. Goncz, LBL, "X-Ray Microscopy at BESSY, Instrumental Approaches and Applications to Medicine and Soil Science," Refreshments, 3:30 p.m.



Peach pancakes

Garden Italian [[heart]]

Braised lamb

Jumbo chili dog

South of the Border


Eggs Benedict

Turkey noodle [[heart]]

Baked ham

Tuna melt

Cheese ravioli


Spanish omelet

Split pea

Turkey steak

Roast beef & cheddar on sourdough

South of the Border


Blueberry pancakes

Creamy clam chowder

Corned beef & cabbage

Rib-eye steak sandwich

Chicken & vegetable stir-fry [[heart]]


Ham scramble

Chicken vegetable [[heart]]

Catfish Creole

Polish sausage

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.


'77 FORD MUSTANG Coupe, 4-cyl., 92K mi., sunroof, 2nd owner exc. cond., must sell, $1250. Gabriel, 643-5037, 883-9036 (night)

'77 TOYOTA Corolla, manual trans., exc. cond., $450/b.o. X6276

'81 HONDA Accord, beige, 4-dr, stick shift, 150K mi., runs great, no dents, $1250/b.o. Joe Huang, X7082

'82 CHEVROLET Caprice, brown-beige, 145K mi., p/s, p/b, new a/t, runs well, reliable, gd cond., $1700/b.o., Jan, X7571, 843-7849

'83 HONDA Civic Sport, 5-spd, 110K mi., 1 owner, clean, exc. cond. $2500/b.o. X6823

'92 MAZDA MPV, white, 23K mi., exc. car, $16K. Ed, X6190, 525-5341

MOTORCYCLE, '81 Honda CB 900F Supersport, tank & saddle bags, luggage rack, padded back rest, exc. cond., photos in cafeteria, $1500. Ron, X6189, 516-1727

VW WHEELS, 15", 4 bolt, $6 ea.; 15" bias tires $10 ea.; rear window for Bug, $12, Oakland. 482-3030


CARPOOL drivers/riders wanted, Walnut Creek/Lafayette area to UCB, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. work hrs. Liona, 643-7005

VANPOOL, rider wanted, Concord to LBL/UCB, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F. Roger Cochran, X5565

VANPOOL, riders wanted, Antioch to Berkeley, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. work hrs. Charles Smith, X7615, Vanessa Selzer, 642-6301


MUMMENSCHANZ, 2 tickets for sold-out Sat., 3/19, Zellerbach Aud., Berkeley, $50/b.o. for pr. Donald, X4923, 235-6364 (msg.)

PINK FLOYD, 2 tickets for 4/22, sec. 130, need to trade for 2 tickets for Thurs., 4/21. Gus, X5036


COMPUTER, Apple or Macintosh for 10 yr. old neighbor, disadvantaged kid from East Oakland. 642-3809

DINING TABLE in gd cond. Bava Pillay, X6901, 528-2003

HI-FI, old, tube type; HAM gear. 845-2625

HOST VOLUNTEERS for International students living on campus, to maintain informal contact & hosting for holidays. John Ruzek, X5987, 939-5181 (eve.)

INFANT to share our wonderful child-care provider with our 3-mo. old son, Crocker/Glenview/Piedmont/Montclair areas preferred, Tues.-Fri., starting mid-April. Phil, X7336, Phil/Pat, 444-1640

MACINTOSH to replace my 512E, prefer to have about 1 to 2 Mbytes of memory & a hard drive, cost under $500. David, X7326

TICKETS for any Warriors games at Coliseum. X4069


BED, twin sz., almost new, Simmons, $150/b.o.; 1950s style desk/dresser & chair, black, $50; blk torchere lamp, $20; misc. dish sets & glassware, $1-$15. 843-2097

BICYCLE, 12-speed men's bike, exc. cond., incl. U-lock, $100/b.o., Michael, X4829(msg.), 845-6524

BICYCLES, girl's 24", 10-spd, Murray, 18" frame, exc. cond., $60; 24" single spd bike, exc. cond., $30; scooter, 12" pneumatic tires, w/hand brake, $20; '94 Entertainment Coupon Book, $36, $8 goes towards American Liver Foundation. Hank, X4517

CALCULATOR, Hewlett Packard HP28S, 32K, graphics, equation solver, units conversions, RPN and algebraic, IR interface, like new cond., manuals, $75; printer, Hewlett Packard Deskjet, 300 DPI Parallel/Serial, $175; MSDOS Compatible Computer, Zenith Z100, MSDOS 3.x, 768K RAM, color (192K) & monochrome output (monochrome monitor included), 10 Meg Hard Disk, 5-1/4" floppy, Votrax Speech synthesizer, battery clock, 8087 Floating Point Chip, 2 serial, parallel, software, etc., $50, this machine also runs CP/M (has 8088 + 8085) & is an exc. DOS-CP/M bridge. Alan, X7700, 758-7104

COLOR TV, Emerson 19", exc. cond., used 3 mos., w/antenna, $200/b.o.; VCR, Emerson, almost new, $150/b.o.; portable radio & cass. player, $60; bike $20; standing lamp, $20; juice maker, $20; mirror 4' X 1', $10; dust buster, $50. Jan, X7571, 843-7849

DIAMOND RING, Marquis cut, 0.63 carat, gold setting, recently appraised for $3475, asking $1875/b.o. Mike, X4105

ELECTRIC DRYER, Hotpoint, gd working cond., recently replaced heating element, $50/b.o., will deliver within reasonable distance. Greg, X4757, 528-2044

HAMMOND ORGAN (Spinet), 2 manuals, 13 base pedals, 20 yrs. old, exc. cond., model A100, $300/b.o. Bob, 376-2211

HI-FI GEAR, PSE Studio SL & Studio IV, $1200; Adcom GFA555, $550; B&W DM7 Mk II, $750; Celestion 3 w/stands, $300; Philips RV450PRO Surround Proc. w/1 Boston HD5V, $350; broken Mitsubishi VCR, $30, all in mint cond., offers. D. Chen, X4506

IBM PC, 386 DX-40 MHz, 64 cache, 130MB hard disk, 3-1/2" & 5-1/4" floppy, 14" SVGA monitor, kb, mouse, with MS-DOS 6.0, Windows, Word, Excel, used twice, still on warranty, $1K/b.o. Jan, X7571, 843-7849

JET SKI, '85 Kawasaki 440, S.S. prop, elec. bilge pump, pole spring, water bypass, flush kit, modified pump, milled head, ported cylinders, cover & cart, photos in cafeteria, $1500. Ron, X6189, 516-1727

MODEL TRAINS, Marklin Z Gauge, engines, cars & track, call for details. Karl, X7963

MAHOGANY TABLE, classic Duncan Phyfe, pedestal legs, $250; 2 teak end tables, $40 ea.; 2 lg. marble top broad, oval pedestals, decorator items, use for aquarium, etc., 3'Hx3'Lx2'D; designer, full length taffeta dress w/cinnamon/blk ostrich feathers around bustline, strapless; cinnamon shade, shimmery, was $800, $100; King of Power T-shirts, $15 ea., sweatshirt, $22. Elise, X4574

MOVING SALE, 2 white melanine bookcases, approx. 30"Wx72"Hx 36"D, 2 couches, 2 dressers, end table, make offer. Ed, X6190,


PAINTING-SCULPTURE, 3'x4', solid wood, nature scene on blk lacquer, $4K value, $495; antique table & 6 chairs, hand-carved, solid wood, newly reupholstered, orig. $4500, asking $1K; lg. metal desk, household items. Joseph,

642-2496, 530-3475

RECLINER, Scandinavian-style, dk brn leather w/chrome, swivel, w/ottoman, $125. Michael Barnett, X5650, 947-1111 (eve.)

SKI BOOTS, Asolo Extreme Plus Telemark boots, size 8-1/2 downsize ~1 size from normal size), exc. cond., used for 1 season, new style ratchet buckles, Black Diamond goretex Supergaitors to fit, exc. cond., $325/b.o. for all. David, 653-6057

SKI CREDITS, Homewood. Ken, X7739

TREADMILL, Stamina brand, manually driven, w/computer, brand new, orig. cost $225, $150/b.o. Gretchen, X5006, 524-2327

VIOLIN, 3/4, fine German craftsmanship, exc. tone, great instrument, worth over $400, sell for $250 firm w/bow & plain case; fancy case for 3/4, like new, $60 Oakland. 482-3030

WASHER & DRYER, Hotpoint & Kenmore respectively, both in exc. cond., $250/pr; Garden Way cart, lg., very solid, carries 500 lbs., $75; hardwd kitchen/bar stools, rattan seat, wood backrest, exc. cond., 4 for $200. Jeff, X5267, 482-1377


BERKELEY, spacious (1500 sq. ft.) completely furn. Northside studio apt, full kitchen & bth, lg. closet, 10 min. walk to LBL shuttle, buses, laundromat, restaurants & shopping, very quiet, prefer visiting scholar, avail. 5/15 - 6/15, $900 + dep., incl. cable & utils. Elizabeth, X5235, 841-5436

BERKELEY (2 listings), 3-bdrm, 2-bth upper duplex, new bldg., refrig., dishwasher, washer/dryer, 2 frpls, Jacuzzi bthtub, w-w carpets, deck, off st. parking, nr dwntn, $1400/mo.; Rm avail. in house, quiet area, nr Rose Garden, avail. 3/1, $450/mo. David, 525-4470

BERKELEY, lg. brn shingle, 4-bdrm, 2-bth house, many upgrades, non-toxic int., organic gardening, great loc., convenient to BART, lease/rent, $1600/mo. 649-8336

BERKELEY, 2-bdrm house w/yd, workshop & garage, 20 min. walk to UCB/LBL shuttle, $875/mo. 527-4192.

BERKELEY, lower 2-bdrm flat w/front & back yds, parking, storage, sunny, 15 min. walk to UCB/LBL shuttle, $825/mo. 548-9869

BERKELEY, furn. upper studio w/skylight, parking, yd, 15 min. walk to UCB/LBL shuttle, $525/mo. 540-0385

BERKELEY, unfurn. rm in 2-bdrm apt, quiet 3 unit bldg. w/yd, easy on-st parking, laundry fac., share utils, lg. kitchen, deck, $325/mo. 549-0689

BERKELEY, Northside (Scenic/Virginia), furn. 2+bdrm townhouse, avail. 4/1, $975/mo. 843-4014, 548-1887

BERKELEY HILLS, 2-bdrm, 1-bth house nr Euclid/Cedar, 5 blks from UCB, secluded, redwood in & out, wooden flrs, newly painted, pristine cond., $1400/mo., water, gardener incl. 548-1287

NO. BERKELEY, rm for rent in upstairs flat, deck, SF view, 3 bedrooms but share with just one other person (woman in mid-30's), mo.-to mo. lease, short/long term, $400/mo. + utils. Leslie, 527-3926.

NO. BERKELEY, upper rm, w/sep. entrance in home, cozy, pvt. bath, deck, view, kitchen & laundry privs., off-st. park, 5 min. walk from BART/LBL shuttle, avail. 3/15, $525/mo. + util. Mark, 528-0323 (eve. & wkend)

NO. BERKELEY, share furn. rm in student co-op w/non-smoking male, 1 blk. from UCB & LBL shuttle, SF & Berkeley view, hot tub, pool rm, piano rm, dark rm, TV/VCR lounge, meals served seven nights/wk, $600 to take over lease from now till 5/21, incl. food & utils. Greg, X4315

CONCORD, nr Ygnacio at base of Mt. Diablo, roommate wanted for spacious 4-bdrm house, community pool open May-Oct., nr shopping & state parks, 35 min. to LBL, van/carpools avail., $300/mo. + share utils. X4517

EL CERRITO HILLS, house to share nr Del Norte BART, 30 ft. long rm w/long wall of windows, own frpl, '20s Mediterranean style, independent household of 3 males, 1 female, no smoking, no pets, $450/mo., other rm $300/mo. Stephen, 232-5166

KENSINGTON, furn. 3-bdrm, 2-bth house, lg. living rm, bay view, frpl, grand piano, dining area, lg. kitchen, laundry, yd, avail. 4/1, $1550/mo. + dep. Judy Bingham, 849-3711, 524-3312

OAKLAND, Grand/Lake/Piedmont area, 2 bed, 1-1/2 bth condo, top flr, sec. bldg., underground parking, pool, nr trans. & shops, $725/mo. or purchase for $89K. Dale Sartor, 635-0696

ROCKRIDGE, furn, 4-bdrm, 2-bth house, yd, 3 blks from BART & College Ave., avail. 6/28-8/2, $1600. Jim, 654-1900

WANTED: No. Berkeley studio/in-law/or sm. apt. w/ kitchen & bth, for clean non-smoking F. Janine, 548-3600, 655-0858 (eve.)

WANTED: Furn. 2 or 3-bdrm house/apt. for visiting prof. & family, 3 mos., Apr-Jun. Ian, X4174

WANTED: Furn. 1-bdrm apt./house for visiting prof., nr UCB/busses, 1 mo. starting 3/25. Giuseppe, (310)559-1836 (eve.)

WANTED: 3-bdrm, 2-bth house in N. Berkeley, Elmwood, or Rockridge for lease starting 6/1 by 3 older grad. students. Craig 649-0895

WANTED: Furn. 2 or 3-bdrm apt./house for visiting prof. & family, 3 mos., May-July. Bob, X4831

WANTED: 3-bdrm house, possible 2-bdrm, for visiting professor, wife & 2 children, for 1 mo. (slightly flex.) starting 6/22, will have a car so can be outside Berkeley. J Pati,


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

SO. LAKE TAHOE, deluxe townhouse, lakefront, all amenities, nr all play spots. Herbert Newkirk, 422-8845, 455-5595


FOUND: Earring, clip-on w/ turquoise coin, beads, bell; found in Bldg. 69 entry; Linda X5211

FOUND: Pencil & pen case on stairs from 50B to bus stop. Lloyd, X6446

FOUND: Safety reading glasses, Bldg. 90-2148, call & describe. Candie, X5302

FOUND: Woman's necklace w/pendant, Bldg. 90 4th flr restrm, call & identify. X4551


AUTO SERVICE MANUALS, '69 Corvette; '70 Chevy/Chevelle/Monte Carlo/Nova; '77 Datsun B210. Yongyop Kim, X5397

CAT, 13 yr. old calico, female, in gd health, our son is allergic to her. Lindsay, X5009, Vern, X7504, 528-2951

DOG, male German Shepherd, 2-1/2 yrs. old, neutered, all shots, gd w/kids, "Tiny", 120 lbs. Richard Estupinian, X5905, (415)453-6752 



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