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May 19, 1995

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LBL researchers capture catalysis on nanometer scale

By Lynn Yarris,

The first demonstration of catalysis on a nanometer scale has been reported by scientists at LBL's new Molecular Design Institute. Using an Atomic Force Microscope, modified to function like an ultrafine-point pen for catalytic calligraphy, the scientists were able to create a reaction that changed the chemical composition of the surface of a material one molecule at a time.

This demonstration of molecular synthesis on a nanometer scale represents a promising step towards the development of nano-fabrication. According to a growing legion of experts, the future belongs to a new technology in which constructs are measured in terms of nanometers or billionths of a meter. From gigabit memory chips stuffed into hand-held supercomputers, to molecular-sized machines that can repair damaged cells inside the human body, the world will enter the nanotechnology age once scientists master a technique for fabricating devices with complex nano-sized features.

The research team that carried out the proof-of-principle experiment was led by Peter Schultz, a chemist with LBL's Materials Sciences Division. Other MSD team members were physicists Paul McEuen, David Klein, John Clarke, and Thomas Lee, and chemist Wolfgang Muller. Schultz and Muller are also members of UCB's Chemistry Department. The other team members are affiliated with UCB's physics department. The team published its results in a recent issue of the journal Science.

The key to the success of this experiment was the combination of atomic force microscopy with a technique from organic chemistry called molecular self-assembly.

"Atomic force microscopes have become important analytic tools in materials science and have been used to directly modify surfaces," Schultz says. "However, this application has been limited by the complexity of the structures that can be fabricated. Discussions with the physicists convinced us that the potential for constructing novel nanostructures would be enhanced significantly if the resolution of the AFM could be combined with the wide array of catalytic transformations available in chemistry."

For their experiment, the researchers first created a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) of alkylazide molecules, organic molecules that are capped with a crown of three nitrogen atoms collectively known as an azide. Next they deposited chromium onto the silicon tip of an AFM to make it adhesive and coated it with a layer of platinum.

The tip of an AFM converges to a point only a few atoms wide. When an AFM tip is touched to a sample, forces (such as attraction and repulsion) interact between atoms in the tip and on the surface of the sample. These forces can either be recorded and translated into three-dimensional images of the sample's atoms and molecules, or used to reposition those atoms and molecules.

In the LBL-UCB experiment, coating the AFM tip with platinum transformed it into an instrument for nanoscale catalysis. Samples of the alkylazide SAM were soaked with a hydrogen-containing solvent, then scanned with the AFM over an area measuring 10 by 10 microns (a micron is a millionth of a meter). The idea was for the platinum-coating on the tip to catalyze a reaction in which hydrogen atoms would be added to the azides to transform them into amines (a molecule of one nitrogen and two hydrogen atoms).

To prove that their attempts at catalysis had been successful, the researchers added a fluorescent tag that binds to amines but not to azides. Under fluorescent microscopy, the scanned area became a glowing green square exactly where the tip had passed, demonstrating that a catalytic-tipped AFM can be used to precisely control where on a surface a chemical reaction occurs.

With the right choice of reactants and catalysts, and adding on other molecules in the same manner that they added the fluorescent tags, Schultz, McEuen and the other team members believe they could assemble a wide variety of complex nanostructures.

"Given the large number of heterogeneous catalytic reactions involving the transition metal catalysts, our approach may provide a general strategy for performing chemistry on a nanometer scale," Schultz says.

Even if the use of a catalytic AFM proves too slow to be a useful manufacturing process, Schultz says it should still be a valuable research tool for investigating different aspects of the catalytic process; for example, helping scientists to identify how long a given catalyst must be in contact with specific reactants to produce a desired reaction.

CAPTION -- A plantium-coated AFM tip adds hydrogens to azide groups (N3), transforming them to amines (NH2).

Laboratory strengthens commitment to diversity

By Diane LaMacchia, DMLaMacchia@LBLgov

LBL is strengthening its commitment to building a diverse workforce at a time when affirmative action policies are being scrutinized on a national level.

"In light of the national debate, I want to recommit myself and the Laboratory to an aggressive diversity program," says LBL Director Charles Shank. "I want to build a community here of mutually supportive people that extends to the broad range of individuals that make up our population. I am strongly supportive of affirmative action as a tool in allowing the Lab to achieve that goal.

"I have a vision of a world in which gender and color will not be impediments to a successful career here," Shank adds. "It's my perception that the Laboratory has a long way to go before it can feel that it has made meaningful achievements in this area."

To advise him on diversity issues, Shank established an employee advisory group, LBL's Committee on Diversity, in 1992. Under the leadership of co-chairs Janet Jacobsen and Mary Worth, the committee recently replaced several members whose terms expired, and added two positions, bringing its total membership to 17.

The Diversity Committee has two major goals, Shank says. One is to help ensure a supportive workplace for all LBL employees. The second is to help build programs that allow LBL to attract and recruit a diverse population. The committee makes recommendations to the Director and works with the Workforce Diversity Office, headed by Harry Reed, who provides resources and works with the divisions to implement the committee's proposals (see Currents, Feb. 10).

"It's my expectation that the Lab's entire leadership be involved," Shank says. "It's our responsibility."

Career development is an important focus of the Diversity Committee, with potential benefits for all employees. The committee's proposal to institute an employee mentoring plan--together with a recommendation by the Committee on Diversity in Engineering--resulted in the Engineering Division's newly established mentoring program (see Currents, April 7). If this pilot program is successful, mentoring programs will be instituted Lab-wide.

The Diversity Committee has also publicized the Lab's tuition reimbursement program, in which the Lab pays for two-thirds of an employee's tuition for job-related college classes. Upcoming committee recommendations include career development planning workshops for employees and the formal coupling of career development plans with the yearly "Performance/Progress Review" (P2R).

To gather input from employees, the Diversity Committee has met with the officers of five LBL employee associations: the African American Employees Association; Latino and Native American Association; Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Association; Women in Science and Engineering; and the Work/Family Committee. The committee has suggested regular town meetings and is planning employee "re-orientations" and yellow pages for the LBL phone book to keep communications flowing about benefits and resources.

"The Diversity Committee wants an environment hospitable to all groups," Jacobsen says. "A good environment has a tremendous impact on retention and recruitment."

To draw from a broader range of applicants, the committee has initiated the production of new recruiting materials, including an informational pamphlet produced last year by the Human Resources Department (HR) entitled "Careers at LBL." To help hiring supervisors recruit from a diverse applicant pool, a "Recruitment Resource Guide" is currently under production in a joint project of HR and the Workforce Diversity Office. In addition, the "Current Job Openings" listing has been redesigned to include a clear statement regarding equal employment opportunity and the Lab's commitment to diversity.

"I hope that people take advantage of this committee," Shank says. "It is a group I'm going to be relying on heavily to advise me in charting the course for affirmative action and diversity at the Lab."

LBL Diversity Committee:

*new member

Touring the Lab

NAVAJO LEADER PAYS VISIT -- Albert Hale, president of the Navajo Nation, visited LBL on May 11 to discuss plans for putting all seven campuses of the Navajo community college system on the Internet. Hale is especially keen to involve Navajo students in LBL's Hands On Universe Program. He discussed the program with coordinators Elizabeth Arsem and Carl Pennypacker and LBL Deputy Director Pier Oddone.

CHINESE MINISTRY VISITORS -- Members of the Chinese Ministry of Chemical Industry paid LBL a visit on Friday, May 12, to learn about waste minimization technologies underway at the Lab. The delegation was briefed on chromium residue and coal powder ash technologies by E&E's Terrance Leighton, chemical methods of pollution prevention by MSD's Mark Alper, and waste-water treatment and biodegradation by Bailey Green of UC Berkeley. The group also toured the lab of POZONE developer Ted Chang of E&E. Delegation head Liu Zhen Dong and translator Lu Furin met with E&E Division Deputy Don Grether.
Photo by Mike Wooldridge

LBL to attend huge biotech meeting and exhibition

LBL will participate in the BIO Ninth International Biotechnology Meeting and Exhibition, which will take place May 20-25 at the San Francisco Hilton and Towers. More than 2,500 people and 200 exhibitors are expected to participate, making it one of the industry's premier events.

The event includes workshops, seminars and presentations by industry leaders on the state of the art in business development, communications, financing, manufacturing, marketing and regulatory issues. The conference also addresses technology transfer, food and agriculture, environmental biotechnology and societal issues. Mark Alper from the Materials Sciences Division is an invited speaker.

LBL also will be present with the Technology Transfer Exhibit--staffed by Bruce Davies and Susan Weintraub of the Technology Transfer Department and David Gilbert of Life Sciences. For more information, contact Davies at X6461.

N e w s W i r e


The national laboratories can expect staff cuts of about 10 percent over the next five years under the "strategic realignment" unveiled by Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary (see Currents, May 5). The labs will also be forced to reduce their travel budgets in order to help DOE save roughly $1.7 billion in operating costs over the next five years. The 10-percent cut is likely to be made from the FY-94 base laboratory employment level of 59,000 and is expected to apply to administrative and other overhead positions rather than programmatic slots. DOE says it will compensate the labs for reduced travel funds by providing video-conferencing equipment.


True to her vow to be the "public advocate for DOE," Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary has publicly attacked the House Budget Committee plan that recommends the disbanding of DOE and deep cuts for all of its FY96 programs. Calling the plan an "ill-conceived document that will damage the U.S. economy and hurt American workers," O'Leary said the committee members did not do much research before making their recommendations. "Committee members took a snapshot of DOE in the 1970s and presumed that the only things DOE does and ever did is set prices and allocate supplies of crude oil. And that is something we never did," she said. "I am amazed that there is no understanding of DOE here." The Secretary did think, upon her initial review, that the Senate's version of an FY-96 budget, presented by Pete Domenici (R-NM), was "moving down the same track" as her own proposals. "We are both cutting costs but at the same time are maintaining missions that are important to the public." The Senate plan calls for cuts that would balance the budget by 2002 but would retain DOE.


The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF), under the direction of former LBL Deputy Director Hermann Grunder, has achieved a major milestone. The accelerator reached its full design energy of 4 billion electron volts (GeV), a mere six weeks behind a schedule that was set 10 years ago. "Great physics will be done as a result of this accomplishment," Grunder said. "It will answer many important questions regarding the ultimate quark structure of matter." CEBAF is performing so much better than was anticipated from its original design that the machine is now expected to exceed design specifications and reach 6 GeV within a year.


Journalists will have to stop referring to Nature as "the British journal." The giant German publisher Verlags-gruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH of Stuttgart has bought 70 percent of the stock of Nature's publisher, Macmillan Limited of London. The takeover comes on the heels of an announcement that long-time Nature editor John Maddox is retiring. The German company already publishes Scientific American and has announced plans for the two publications to begin co-sponsoring seminars and perhaps even one-shot publications, such as updates on cancer therapies or AIDS research.


For the first time in the 31-year history of the National Academy of Engineering, members turned down the presidential candidate hand-picked by the nominating committee. Members instead elected Harold Leibowitz, 70, the former dean of engineering at George Washington University who promised to break up "the old boys' club that dominates NAE leadership." Leibowitz, who succeeds Robert White, vows to "get members more involved in NAE governance and decision-making" and to raise the academy's visibility and influence.

Speakers' Bureau offers opportunity to tell it like it is

By Brennan Kreller,

Several times each year LBL's Sue Bowen takes an extended midday break from the Laboratory and is treated to lunch by a local community organization in the East Bay. There is a "trade-off," however, which she actually enjoys--after lunch she tells her hosts about the achievements of LBL.

Bowen, program administrator for AFRD's fusion energy research programs, is a charter member of the LBL Speakers' Bureau. She says she enjoys the reaction when people learn about the significance of the Laboratory's history and current research initiatives, and she emphasizes the need for more direct community outreach. "After all," she says, "science has to compete for funding. We must educate the public about the value of a multiprogram research facility from both a scientific perspective and a fiscal perspective."

Having taught high school English and speech for 15 years, Bowen admits the transition to making presentations about the Lab was easy. "Of course, the text that accompanies the view-graphs makes it even simpler," she says. "It makes clear the order of the presentation and the overall message we [LBL] are trying to send."

To make the job easy, LBL's Community Relations has developed a 20-minute presentation, complete with text and viewgraphs that gives a general overview of the Laboratory, its history, the important contributions to science, and the different research areas.

Researcher Eric Norman of the Nuclear Science Division is another member of the Speakers' Bureau.

"People really get interested in LBL when they realize how unique and distinguished our accomplishments are," he says. "It is a very good public relations opportunity." Norman occasionally encounters audience members who remember the "Rad Lab" days of the 1940s and '50s. He says he finds their recollections and questions particularly interesting.

The Facilities Department's Fred Lothrop spoke to the largest audience yet--150 Berkeley Rotarians--when he gave them a presentation on the Bevatron, the accelerator he helped operate for 37 years. "People always respond very positively," he says, "and they're often curious about certain aspects, which vary from group to group."

In response to these interests, the Speakers' Bureau is currently expanding its outreach and its list of topics. In addition to science, some presentations will address employment opportunities, business and industry partnerships, or economic impacts.

Anyone interested in participating in the Speakers' Bureau, whether to do the general introductory presentation or to speak on a specific topic or research area, should write Community Relations at M.S. 65A, or call X6566.

LBL employees who belong to community organizations are also invited to respond. If you belong to an organization which has regular meetings with guest speakers, you can contact Community Relations.

Diligence necessary to avoid wastewater contamination

By Jeffery Kahn,

Wastewater contamination can occur even when you think you are being diligent.

Because mere trace amounts of pollutants can harm the environment, LBL employees must avoid pouring anything down the drain that has even been in contact with a hazardous substance. This includes acids, solvents, cleansers, and photofinishing chemicals.

"Even after a vessel has been rinsed repeatedly, there is still residue," cautions Ginny Lackner of LBL's Environmental Protection Group. "These vessels should never be rinsed in a sink or down a toilet or storm drain. The rinse solution must be put into the appropriate hazardous waste container in the assigned satellite accumulation area."

LBL's wastewater discharges are regulated by the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD). LBL has a good relationship with EBMUD and places great value on maintaining it. The Lab's permit requires that LBL sample its discharges and report the results to EBMUD, which does its own monitoring.

Chemicals in the wastewater can upset EBMUD's treatment plant operations, harm the environment, and result in the Lab being cited and fined. Violations also damage the Laboratory's reputation. For more information about appropriate and inappropriate discharges, or to confirm that your equipment setup will not result in discharge of organic solvents to the sanitary sewers, contact Lackner at X7413.

Lecturer offers help in a hectic world

By Mike Wooldridge,

Employees received a lunch-time lesson on May 12 on what may be the most difficult balancing act in the modern world--dividing the resources in our personal lives amongst our job, our family, and ourselves.

Nika Quirk, an independent consultant on employee assistance issues, gave the lecture, entitled "Work/Life Balance: Five essential actions for a saner life." The brown bag seminar was sponsored by the Human Resources Department.

Life for busy people can be like a circus performer spinning plates, she said. Everyday responsibilities--work, family, house, cars, yard, pets--all represent plates we are expected to keep in motion.

But everyone can't "do everything, all of the time," she said. The key is allocating your resources the best you can. "That way, if a plate does happen to drop, you can still feel okay." She gave the audience five "actions" to reflect upon:

Clarifying values and determining priorities

Most people have four resources they have some control over: time, personal energy, money, and a network of friends. All of the resources are limited, which means priorities have to be made. Determining which personal values are most important, she said, is the key to prioritizing.

Building skills and structure

The key to acting on our priorities is having the right set of skills and structure to take control of our lives. Building skills can involve training in communication, negotiation, and conflict management. Building structure can involve using date books and calendars to assess your time, or a checkbook register to keep track of financial resources.

Investing in yourself

Increased responsibility at work and at home can give people the feeling that they don't "own" their own lives, Quirk said. But the only way to effectively meet responsibilities to others is to also meet your responsibilities to yourself.

Investing in yourself can often mean knowing when to say "no" (or at least, "not right now"). For working parents, this can mean setting aside time alone away from the kids after getting home in the evening. At work, it can mean saying no to certain demands in order to avoid over commitment. "In the end it isn't fair to anyone when you bite off more than you can chew," she said.

Developing the people connection

Networks of friends are an important resource that many people overlook, especially when it comes to the needs of the family. "When coping with family members, there is often the belief that `I'm the only one who can take care of this person,'" she said. "But everyone needs time away every so often to rejuvenate. Asking people to watch the kids or take care of an older parent for a short time is not a sign of failure."

Personal networks have changed as our culture has changed, she said. Families are smaller and relatives have become more spread out geographically. This means that neighbors, co-workers, and other components of our "extended families" have become more valuable.

Having fun

The priority of simply enjoying life can get lost when you are trying to meet everyone else's expectations, Quirk said. A good exercise for busy people is to list 20 activities that you enjoy doing, and then ask yourself when the last time was you did them.

The most neglected parts of our lives are often the activities we enjoy doing by ourselves. "Time by ourselves may be the most precious commodity for busy people in the United States today," she said. "I am always hearing people say, `I can't seem to get any time alone'."

Just like making deliberate decisions to budget our resources at work and at home, she said, sometimes people have to do the same to spend quality time alone. "You have to sit down with your schedule and make a date with yourself each week," she said. "And don't break those dates."

Human Resources Corner

Accessing Human Resources

LBL's Human Resources Department, located at 1936 University Ave., 2nd floor, is open for LBL employees from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Non-LBL applicant hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information about current job opportunities is available, and resumes are accepted. You can reach the Human Resources Department at X7950. The Job Line phone number is 486-4226. New job postings are recorded bi-weekly on Friday afternoon.

Reception Center Services

Human Resources' Reception Center, located at Bldg. 65, is open for LBL employees from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Current Job Opportunities Bulletin is available for viewing, and resumes are accepted. The Badge/Parking Permit office is open from 8:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Benefits Satellite Office

The Benefits Satellite Office is located in the Bldg. 65 Reception Center. Drop-in hours are 9 a.m. to noon, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays; appointments are available those days between 1 and 4 p.m. You may schedule an appointment at or X6404. All general benefits forms are also available to pick up between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Mondays through Fridays at Bldg. 65 or outside the cashier's office on the first floor of Bldg. 90.

Have you moved lately?

If you have moved lately, and have not completed a Personnel Action Form (PAF) to indicate your address change, it is important that you do so as soon as possible. Various LBL publications are mailed to your home address, as well as information on benefits, retirement, etc., that may not be forwarded by the U.S. Postal Service.

To make an address change, contact the Personnel Administrator for your group.

Annual 403B fund returns

Effective April 30, 1995*

Following are the annual fund returns for the 403(b)
and 401(a) accounts, as of April 30, 1995.*

* Past performance does not guarantee future results

Lab life

Laura Chen of Facilities and husband Steve are the proud parents of a second daughter, Megan, who was born just after midnight on Sunday, May 7. Megan weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches in length at birth. She joins sister Amanda, who is 1-1/2-years old.

Ron Kolb, LBL's new head of public communications, and wife Becky of the UC Office of the President, welcomed their first child, Matthew Iain, in the early morning hours on Monday, May 15. Matthew measured 8 lbs. 6 oz., and 22 inches in length.

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.

Calendar of Events for May 22 to June 2

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.

22 m o n d a y


23 t u e s d a y


"What We Have and Can Learn from the Cosmic Microwave Background" will be presented by George Smoot of LBL/UCB at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 50A-5132; refreshments at 3:40 p.m.

24 w e d n e s d a y


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


"K+ Channels in T Cells: Probing Its Structure to Guide the Design of Novel Immunosuppressants" will be presented by K. George Chandy of UCI at 4 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.

25 t h u r s d a y


The Green Team Community Garden Committee will meet at noon in the Bldg. 70A conference room. All employees are invited to attend.


"CKM Elements and Semileptonic Decays of B Mesons" will be presented by Jeffrey Richman of UCSB at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 50A-5132; refreshments at 3:40 p.m.

26 f r i d a y


"Planar Helical Undulators as X-Ray Sources and FEL Drivers" will be presented by Roger Carr of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory at 10:30 a.m. in the Bldg. 71 Conference Room.


"Effects of Sorption on Metal Ion Contaminant Transport" will be presented by Kim Hayes of LBL at 11 a.m. in Bldg. 50A-1116.

29 m o n d a y


30 t u e s d a y


"Stem Cells: Do We Know What We Want to Know?" will be presented by Maria Pallavicinoi of LBL and UCSF at 4 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.

31 w e d n e s d a y


Earthquake Safety (EHS 135), 10 - 11:30 a.m.-Noon, Bldg. 48-109; pre-registration required, X6554.

1 t h u r s d a y


2 f r i d a y


UPTE President Libby Sayre will speak at noon in the lower cafeteria conference room. All technical employees, research associates and represented administrative personnel are welcome to attend.


"A Measurement of [[alpha]]s(Q2) from the Gross Llewelyn Smith Sum Rule" will be presented by Debbie Harris of the University of Rochester at 2 p.m. in Bldg. 50B-4205; refreshments at 1:40 p.m.

Dining Center for May 22-26


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

Soup of the Day: Lentil vegetable(TM) reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Carved roast beef w/red potatoes & green beans $3.95

Passports: South of the Border a la carte

Sadie's Grill: Grilled turkey & Swiss on rye w/fries $3.05


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

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

Bistro Fare: Sweet & sour chicken over sticky rice & vegetables(TM) $3.95

Passports: South of the Border a la carte

Sadie's Grill: Bacon-cheese burger & fries $3.25


Sadie's Early Bird: Corned beef hash & eggs $2.60

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

Bistro Fare: Chicken Caesar salad served w/focaccia bread(TM) $3.95

Passports: South of the Border a la carte

Sadie's Grill: B.B.Q. beef on a bun & fries $3.60


Sadie's Early Bird: Big blueberry pancakes $2.05

Soup of the Day: Chicken gumbo(TM) reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Homestyle meatloaf, whipped potatoes, gravy, & peas $3.95

Passports: South of the Border

Sadie's Grill: Ribeye steak sandwich & fries $3.75


Sadie's Early Bird: Ham scramble $2.60

Soup of the Day: Black bean chili(TM) reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Pasta Piatti(TM) $3.95

Sadie's Grill: Sloppy Joe w/fries $3.05

(TM) Denotes recipe lower in fat calories & cholesterol

Bracing for the Big One

The Lab held its annual earthquake drill on Tuesday, May 16. Employees labwide participated in a "duck, cover and hold" drill at 10 a.m. The Lab also used the opportunity to stage a full-blown drill of all emergency groups at LBL, complete with simulations that included "victims."

CAPTIONS -- Kathy Taylor, Al Rawlins, and Leon Tsao practice first aids skills on "burn victim" Khrystal Strickland.

A pair of LBL firefighters help an "injured" Keith Gershon in the lobby of the cafeteria. Photos by Mike Wooldridge

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.


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DRAFTING TABLE, $100; exercise bike, $50. X6479

ESTATE SALE, 5/20 & 21, household items, plants, books, clothes, furniture, 2634 Monte Vista, El Cerrito hills--off Barrett. X5737

EXERCISE BICYCLE, Air Pro, computerized, w/independent handles, $250/b.o.; galvanized rain gutter, 170 ft., new, incl. corners, flashing, down spouts & spacers, 225/b.o. Dayna Powell, X4580, 669-0338

HILLSIDE TROLLEY, like a miner's cart, for hauling dirt & other material, w/track section & pulley, $200. 482-3030

MAC PLUS 4mb, 40 mb hard drive, modem, Imagewriter, rolling work station, $500. X4098

MINI STOVE for camping, MSR WhisperLite, used once, $35. Peter, 531-7837

MOVING SALE, kitchen table & 4 chairs $70; 27" Toshiba stereo TV; blue love seat, like new, $120. Jim, X4823, 527-9102

MOVING SALE, most items were bought 1/94 new, queen sz. bed w/mattress & box springs, $250; couch w/foldable bed, $500; 20" JVC TV & VCR, under warranty, $200/$125; dining table w/3 leaves & 4 chairs, $200; desk w/filing cabinets, $100; buffet, $70; Hoover vacuum cleaner, $60; red table, $50; 6 designer chairs, $50/ea.; child's bed w/mattress, $50; children's chairs $8/ea.; iron + ironing board, $45; garden table & 4 chairs, $25; Cuisinart juicer, $30; 2 bed tables, $20/ea.; 2 bookshelves; various kitchen appliances; children's toys & clothing. Rene, X7538, 215-6822

NOTEBOOK COMPUTER, Everex Tempo 386-20 8mb RAM, modem, case, software incl. current Windows, Word & Excel, documentation, $650. Ross, 465-8809 (eve.)

NOTEBOOK COMPUTER, Compaq LTE Lite, 386/25, math coprocessor, 85 MB HD, 6 MB RAM, 2400 baud internal fax/modem, sec. cable lock system, extra battery pack, Windows 3.1 etc. installed, $600. John, X7279, 528-2723

REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER, 13.5/5.75 cu. ft., frostfree w/ice maker, $150. 932-1398

TODDLER BED, new, still in box, red metal w/new mattress in plastic, $60. Teresa, X6246


ALBANY, Univ. Village, 1 rm in 2-bdrm apt, $240/mo. (no utils). X4292, 528-0353

ALBANY, part. furn. 2-bdrm, 2-bth condo, bay view, swimming pool, tennis cts, 24-hr. sec., garage parking, 15 min. bus/BART to LBL/UCB, nr shopping, no pets, non-smoker, lease, avail. 7/1, $950/mo. 524-7941

ALBANY, furn. rm in modern condo, incl. new queen sz. bed, carpet, balcony, 1-1/2 bth, kitchen privs., coin op., washer/dryer, st. parking or $25 extra for carport, nr public trans. & shopping, 3 mi. from UCB, short/long term, prefer male, non-smoker, share w/male UCB employee, $475/mo. incl. utils. except phone (line hook-up w/phone in rm), refundable $200 dep. 559-8009 (5-10 p.m. or wkend)

BERKELEY, furn. garden studio, walking distance to LBL, no smoking, avail. 6/1, $800/mo. 845-1029, 644-2781 (FAX)

BERKELEY, nr Oxford/Cedar, summer sublets, 1, 2 & 3 bdrms, furn. & unfurn., $700 - $1250/mo. 524-8122

BERKELEY, pvt furn. bdrm & pvt bth in house to share w/UC employee, 5 min. walk to UC/LBL shuttle, seeking quiet, mature individual who needs a place less than 6 mos., $465/mo.+utils. 548-9869

BERKELEY HILLS, furn. rm in pvt. home, sep. entrance, own bth, garden view, kitchen & laundry privs., walking distance to LHS, $485/mo. 549-0510

NO. BERKELEY, furn. rm in lg. home, easy walk to LBL shuttle & downtown, kitchen privs., long/short term, non-smoker, $400/mo. Rob, 843-5987

NO. BERKELEY, sublet, furn. 2.5-bdrm, 2-bth apt, avail. 8/1/95 - 6/1/96, balcony, SF view, coin laundry, walk to shops, 1 blk to #15 bus line, 10 min. walk to LBL shuttle, clean, no smoking, no pets, $975/mo.+dep., incl. utilities & cable TV, car negot. Elizabeth, X5235

EL CERRITO, unfurn. 2-bdrm, 1-bth apt, living rm, kitchen, laundry hookup, new construction, sep. entrance, pvt deck & bay views, nr bus/BART, avail. July, $1050/mo. incl. utils. X4868, X5234

EL CERRITO HILLS, 1-bdrm, 1-bth apt, lower unit of a house, nr bus & BART, $750/mo., dep. req'd. 524-1824

KENSINGTON, furn. rm avail. June & July, kitchen & laundry privs., lg. garden, $325/mo. or $125/wk. 526-6730

KENSINGTON, furn. in-law studio, pvt entrance, patio, non-smokers, short term OK, $475/mo. incl. utils. 548-8658

OAKLAND, 3 lg. rms, share lg. house nr Lake Merritt w/young professionals, 15 min. drive to LBL, washer/dryer, cable TV, 2 lg. refrigs., backyd, shared utilities, avail. end of May, $320-$365/mo. Carl, X6435, 251-9734

OAKLAND, Grand/Lake area, upstairs, 2-bedroom flat, easy access to BART, downtown, Lake Merritt, Grand & Piedmont Aves., prefer non-smokers, reasonable utilities included, $650/mo. 268-0674

OAKLAND HILLS, nr Claremont Hotel, new 1-bdrm in-law apt, balcony, 3-bridge view, hardwd flrs, pvt. entrance, 1-car garage, use of washer/dryer, no smoking, no pets, bicycle to Lab, $875/mo. incl. utils.+sec. dep. 841-6285

POINT RICHMOND, Marina Bay, 2 master bdrms, 2-1/2 bth townhouse, frpl, washer/dryer, landscaping, tennis cts, trails, nr the marina yacht harbor, $985/mo. 642-9296, (707)746-8373

RICHMOND, no./east, 2-bdrm, 1-bth house, garage, refrig., stove & lg. fenced backyd, less than 30 min. to LBL, $700/mo.+dep. Don or Lee, 223-8678 (msg.)

LONDON, furn. 2-bdrm apt, carpet, modern kitchen, cent. heating, nr stores & trans., avail. 9/1, 1st, last+dep., can be seen from mid-Aug., $900/mo. Hilda or Frank, 527-0189

WANTED: German visiting scholar, male, non-smoker, seeks furn. rm/apt from Aug./Sept. - April/March '96, nr LBL, $300/mo. max.

WANTED: Furn. 1-bdrm apt/house-sitting for visiting professor, walking distance to LBL or nr trans., needed 6/15 - Sept. 15. Bill, X5910

WANTED: 2-bdrm house/duplex in No. Berkeley/Albany for single income family of 3, boy age 2, storage & yard req'd, no pets, non-smokers, up to $900/mo. X7916

WANTED: Visiting faculty needs summer housing, 6/1 - 8/15, furn. 1 or 2-bdrm apt/house, prefer nr the LBL shuttle route. X4450, X5206

WANTED: 2-bdrm apt/house w/washer/dryer hookup, dishwasher & garbage disposal for LBL employee/UCB student w/Sec. 8 voucher. Yvette Broadus, 262-9998

WANTED: Furn. 2-bdrm house for family from Japan, 8/1-31, prefer Berkeley or nearby & nr trans. (415)331-6742

WANTED: Summer sublets, 6/4 - 8/13, for LBL Summer Research Program students. Mari Shine, X5437


EL CERRITO, near Fatapple's, 2-bdrm, 1-bth house, clean, plenty of light, new appliances, frpl, lg. yd, move-in cond., gd neighborhood, $209K. Ashok, X4651, 524-5723

HERCULES, 2-story 2-bdrm/bth suite ultramodern townhouse, all amenities, 2-car garage, pool, 25-35 min. from lab. 245-8334 (eve.)


FIREWOOD, lg. plum tree has fallen, you cut it. Susan, X5690, 528-2809

GOURMET MAGAZINES, from late 60s & 70s, beautiful photos, timeless recipes. Laurie, 843-8212


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