LBL Currents -- May 5, 1995
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May 5, 1995

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O'Leary announces cost-cutting initiative for DOE

By Lynn Yarris,

Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary introduced a "Strategic Realignment and Downsizing Initiative" on May 3, which she says will result in a savings of $1.7 billion through the closing of offices, the elimination of jobs, privatization, and the sale of assets. She also announced that the Clinton Administration is submitting a legislative package that would generate an additional $5.3 billion to the American taxpayers.

The Secretary discussed the initiative at a press conference that was shown live in the Bldg. 50 auditorium via satellite.

"Today, we take an historic step in restructuring the Department of Energy for its vital post-Cold War missions, she said. "Our downsizing and alignment commitments will enable us to do our work better and at lower cost.

"The Mobil Corporation announced a 10-percent downsizing and their stock went up," she said. "If we were a private corporation, our stock would be soaring." O'Leary's proposal calls for a 27-percent downsizing in staff.

In answering questions from reporters, Secretary O'Leary put herself forth as the "advocate for the continuation of DOE" and foresaw no closing of any national laboratories.

Following the press conference, LBL director Charles Shank took questions from Laboratory employees. In response to a question about the impact of downsizing and budget reductions on research programs, the Director said, "There is a major programmatic piece that has yet to be described and yet to be done. At this time, no one has any idea what it will mean to us."

The downsizing initiative calls for the closing of 24 offices, including 12 in Washington, D.C., as well as 11 field offices, and the international office in Paris. DOE's Oakland field office will be spared. The only impact on the Bay Area will be the closing of a small energy efficiency support office in Oakland.

DOE plans to reduce employment at its headquarters by 2,338, and by 1,450 in the field. These reductions are expected to be achieved through buyouts and attrition.

The Secretary also plans to raise some $75 million from the sale of surplus assets that include more than 10,000 pounds of precious metals (e.g., gold, silver, platinum), more than five tons of other metals, and thousands of tons of chemicals. Some $68 million is to be saved over the next five years from consolidating four energy grants into "performance partnership" block grants to states and reducing the number of regional support offices from 10 to five.

Other reductions and savings are to come from cuts in travel, use of support service contractors, and regulatory reforms.

Legislation being submitted to Congress calls for privatizing the Western Area and the Southwestern and Southeastern Power Administrations and transferring them to local utility customers; establishing the Bonneville Power Administration as an independent, government-owned corporation; selling the Naval Petroleum Reserves to the private sector; and separating the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from DOE.

This legislation would not only generate revenue, it would take more than 6,700 employees and 80 offices off the DOE rolls, the Secretary said.

"Our legislative package puts the ball squarely in Congress' court," O'Leary said. "With their cooperation, we can deliver $5.3 billion more of our $14.1 billion commitment made to President Clinton and American taxpayers in December."

Precautionary measures against terrorism

Recent bombings in Oklahoma City and Sacramento have alerted Americans to the potential for terrorist activities in the United States. Accordingly, LBL's Emergency Services offers the following information to alert everyone about precautionary measures.

Coping with a bomb threat:

Safety after explosion: Letter and package bomb indicators:

The UC Police Department has also provided the following information to help identify suspicious packages. If you receive or observe a suspicious package or letter that is unexpected or unknown with the following characteristics, contact the UC Police Department at 642-6760.

If you are uncomfortable with a package and think it is suspicious: If you have questions about this information, contact Emergency Services at X6016, or the UC Police Department at 642-6760.

Telephone bomb threat:

For more information on these and other emergency situations, contact Emergency Services at X6016, or the UC Police Department at 642-6760.

Human Resources Corner

New seminar on balancing work, life

The Benefits Office is presenting a brown bag seminar for employees entitled "Work/Life Balance: Five essential actions for a saner life." The one-hour seminar will be held at noon on Thursday, May 11, in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. Workforce consultant Nika Newcomb Quirk will facilitate the program. Quirk has designed and presented successful curriculum in Bay Area workplaces for the past 7 years.

Participants will learn important tips on how to manage multiple work/family responsibilities. This seminar goes beyond simple time and task management to the real possibility of a working life.

In order to enhance the seminar, participants are asked to think about and discuss with spouse or family members the following questions before the seminar:

Benefits Satellite Office

The Benefits Satellite Office is now open 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.

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.

CJOs available electronically

The Current Job Opportunities Bulletin is updated bi-weekly and is accessible electronically via the following:

N e w s W i r e


Paul Sheng, a mechanical engineer in the Engineering Division and assistant professor at UC Berkeley, has been selected as a LaRoux K. Gillespie Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer of 1995 by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. The award is given to engineers 35 years or younger who demonstrate outstanding leadership and achievement in manufacturing engineering. Sheng was recognized for the development of a federal and industrial consortium to assess and reduce the environmental risks in manufacturing. Also noted was his work with UC Berkeley's Laser-Based Manufacturing Laboratory and his design of hands-on projects for Berkeley engineering classes. He will receive the award at the North American Manufacturing Research Conference in May.


In response to criticism from the Galvin Task Force, Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary has formally approved a "Laboratory Operations Board" as part of a plan to improve DOE's management of the national laboratories. The board will have 16 members, half of whom have been selected from DOE senior management, and the other half who will be selected from outside DOE. "The fundamental priority of the Laboratory Operations Board will be to review and provide advice on efforts aimed at reducing the direct and indirect costs associated with management and supervision of the department's lab system," O'Leary said. "The goal will be to assist the department and its laboratories in securing higher levels of R&D performance at lower costs." DOE members of the board include Energy Research director (and former LBL associate director) Martha Krebs; plus Joseph Vivona, chief financial officer; Victor Reis, assistant secretary for defense programs; Thomas Grumbly, assistant secretary for environmental management; and Alexander McLachlan, deputy secretary for technology partnerships. Christine Ervin, assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy, and Patricia Fry Godly, assistant secretary for fossil energy, will serve on a rotating basis.


Martha Krebs, director of DOE's Office of Energy Research, the principal funding agency of LBL, listed her priorities for the next fiscal year at a colloquium sponsored by AAAS. Topping the list was a $100 million program to increase the utilization of DOE's scientific user facilities, including the Advanced Light Source and the National Center for Electron Microscopy, both at LBL. She also pushed for a plan to supplement high-energy physics research by $50 million a year for the next three years, and expressed support for environmental and energy activities, including the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles program.


A recent survey among local governments and other organizations familiar with DOE's environmental cleanup and nuclear waste programs showed strong support for those activities remaining with an intact DOE. The survey, which was conducted by Washington State University's Social and Economic Sciences Center, showed 58 percent of the respondents in support of DOE. This is up from 47 percent who supported DOE in a survey conducted by WSU two years ago. Said Secretary O'Leary, "During a time when there has been a lot of talk about dismantling DOE, those who live closest to it and are affected the most by it don't share that position and we have gained in that area."

Congressman Baker visits LBL

Congressman Bill Baker of Contra Costa County, a member of the House Science Committee, visited the Laboratory on April 25, touring the Advanced Light Source, and received a briefing on both the ALS and LBL's Inertial Fusion Energy Program. Congressman Baker pledged to visit the Laboratory again to learn more about its programs and facilities.


Skin cancer screening

Appointments are still available at Health Services (X6266) for the Skin Cancer Screening Clinic scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 19, in Bldg. 26. Patients will be seen by one of our primary physicians, with questionable findings being examined by Berkeley dermatologist Elizabeth Ringrose. Remember to take the LBL shuttle to your appointment as parking is limited.

According to a study in the May 1994 Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer now appears to be as common as all other types of cancer combined. Scientists have doubled their estimate for the number of Americans who get non-melanoma skin cancer--the common, less serious type that, nonetheless, accounts for more than 1,200 deaths and countless disfiguring surgeries a year.

Most skin cancer is curable, but the costs of surgery and other treatments are substantial. Those costs could be slashed if people would avoid sun exposure and had regular checkups, according to Dr. Helene Dombrowski, a dermatologist and spokeswoman for the Michigan Dermatological Society.

The most deadly form of skin cancer, malignant melanoma, has soared in recent years--from 19,000 U.S. cases in 1984, to 26,000 in 1987. More than 7,800 of those patients died in that time.

With summer approaching, everyone should know the warning signs of possible melanoma and the appropriate precautions. Here are some tips:

Skin cancer shows up as growing moles colored in various shades of brown, red, black, or navy blue. If untreated, the cancer can spread to other parts of the body, such as lymph nodes, making it difficult to treat. But if found while still on the skin, it is usually very curable.

The most significant risk factor for skin cancer is exposure to sunlight. People especially at risk include those who work outdoors, who have blond or red hair and fair skin, who have a large number of moles, who sunburn easily and tan poorly, or who have a family history of skin cancer.

Most moles are benign. This checklist can help identify those that may need medical attention:

Such changes do not necessarily indicate melanoma, but they should be checked by a doctor.

You can also lower your risk by observing a few simple rules:

Daughters to Work Day 1995

LBL hosted more than 250 children on Thursday, April 27, for Daughters to Work Day 1995. Daughters, and some sons, attended demonstrations and lectures across the Laboratory. Following the welcoming ceremony, participants headed out in groups to become acquainted with the different research areas and the many career opportunities available at LBL. New this year was an ice cream social with informal presentations from female employees in various occupations. This second annual event, which was coordinated by Marva Wilkins and the Center for Science and Engineering Education, was made possible through the efforts of many volunteers who worked as organizers, registrars, chaperones, and hosts.

CAPTIONS -- Doug Owens of LBL's National Center for Electron Microscopy shows a group of children what the structure of materials looks like using the high-voltage electron microscope.

With teacher/interpreter Terry Viall looking on, students from the California State School for the Deaf find out about some of the super-cool tricks researchers can perform with liquid nitrogen.

Daughters use a computer to reach for the stars with Susana Duestua of LBL's Hands On Universe, which allows students to capture images from powerful telescopes.

Chemathon gives students hands-on experience

More than 2,000 high school students came to Albany High on Saturday, April 29; to participate in the tenth annual California Invitational Chemathon. This year's edition of the 8-hour marathon of problem-solving in science drew students from 53 schools in California, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada.

As a long-time co-sponsor of this event, LBL operated one of 65 experimental stations that provided opportunities for students to work directly with research scientists. The LBL station was called the "ABCs of Nuclear Science: Anti-Matter, Beta Rays, and the Cosmic Connection." Students participated in a variety of demonstrations about nuclear structure under the guidance of Howard Matis, Rick Norman, Grazyna Odyniec, and Marty Partlan of the Nuclear Science Division, and Roy Kerth of the Physics Division.

Students who made it through the full eight hours received T-shirts and certificates signed by two LBL researchers who have played a huge role in expanding the number of chemical elements on the Periodic Table--Glenn Seaborg and Al Ghiorso.

CAPTION -- Students working with Rick Norman learn how to measure the half-life of a radioactive isotope of cesium.

Howard Matis demonstrates the gravity-defying effects of superconductivity.

Roy Kerth shows students how a cosmic ray detector works.
Photos by Lynn Yarris

New LBL sweatshirts on sale

Newly designed LBL sweatshirts are now on sale in the cafeteria foyer through the Employee Buying Service. The sweatshirts cost $15 and come in adult sizes (M, L, XL). They are available for purchase from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

LBL Annual Report Now Available

The 1994 Annual Report for LBL is now available by calling Mary Padilla in the Public Information Department at X5771.

LBL welcomes new employees

LBL welcomed the following new employees to the Laboratory community in April:

Samuel Birky Facilities
Jia-Lin Norman Chen ICSD
Sandelle Clark Life Sciences
Wiliam Delp E& E
Charles Ehrlich E& E
Aimee McKane E& E
Riza Santos Life Sciences
Sherry Seybold Earth Sciences
Kerrie Whitelaw Life Sciences

LBL Golf Club

The LBL Golf Club played its April Tournament at Rancho Solano on Saturday, April 15. Rankings and net score results for the three flights were:

1st Flight	2nd Flight	3rd Flight

1st Thom Davis (69) Don Weber (68) Dave Vanacek (71)

2nd Harry Helliwell (71) Sam Villa (69) Eric Weber (74)

3rd Jim Jones (72) Barbara Harbidge (70) C.P. Johnson (77)

The next tournament will take place at Adobe Creek Golf Course in Petaluma on Saturday, May 13. Anyone interested should contact Don Weber at X4741. The LBL Golf Club is open for membership to all LBL employees, retirees, and their families.

CAPTION -- Environmental Art Exhibit -- Bay Area artist Erica Fielder poses beside a display of her paintings in the Bldg. 50 auditorium lobby. Fielder spoke to lab employees on April 21 about "Public Art: A Pathway to Our Natural Heritage" as part of LBL's Earth Month lecture series. She described the many examples and uses of nature in art displayed in public places in Sacramento and the Bay Area. The displayed paintings were commissioned by the California State Coastal Conservancy, which lent the reproductions to LBL.

Calendar of Events -- May 8 to 19

8 m o n d a y


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


"Numerical Investigation of Baryon Number Violation" will be presented by Robert Singleton of Boston University at 2:30 p.m., Bldg. 50A-3107.


"Linking Microstructure to the Chemical Processing of Solid Materials" will be presented by Karen K. Gleason of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at 4 p.m. in the Pitzer Auditorium, Latimer; refreshments at 3:30 p.m.


"Potential Roles for Cytokines in Atherosclerosis Initiation and Progression" will be presented by Peter Libby of Brigham & Women's Hospital at 4 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


"Studies of DNA Elasticity Using Single-Molecule Manipulation Methods" will be presented by Carlos Bustamante of the University of Oregon at 4:30 p.m. in 1 Le Conte; tea at 4 p.m. in 375 Le Conte.

9 t u e s d a y


Radiation Protection - Radiological Worker I (EHS 430), 8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 66-316, concludes on Thursday; pre-registration required, X6612.


"Defects in Diamond Films" will be presented by Karen Gleason of Massachusetts Institute of Technology at 10:30 a.m., 458 Evans.


"Introduction to Complex Manifolds" will be presented by S.-T. Yau of Harvard University at 4 p.m., 1 Le Conte; reception at 5 p.m. in the Alumni House Lounge.


"Proteasome Structure and Function Revealed" will be presented by Wolfgang Baumeister of the Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie at 4 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.

10 w e d n e s d a y


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

Basic electrical Hazard Awareness for Researchers (EHS 260), 8:45-11 a.m., Bldg. 90-4133; pre-registration required, X6612.


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


"Structure of Complex Manifolds" will be presented by S.-T. Yau of Harvard University at 4 p.m., 1 Le Conte; reception at 5 p.m. in the Alumni House Lounge.

11 t h u r s d a y


Radiation Protection - Radiological Worker I (EHS 430), 8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 66-316, continued from Tuesday; pre-registration required, X6612.

Fire Extinguisher Use (EHS 530), 10 -11:30 a.m., Bldg. 48-109; pre-registration required, X6554.


The Benefits Office is presenting a brown bag seminar for employees entitled "Work/Life Balance: Five essential actions for a saner life." The one-hour seminar will be held at noon on Thursday, May 11, in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium.


"Metallic Superlattices" will be presented by I.K. Schuller of UCSD at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


"The H_O Key Project" will be presented by Rob Kennicutt of ASU at 3:30 p.m. in 2 Le Conte; tea at 3 p.m., 661 Campbell.


"Algebraic curves in Algebraic Manifolds" will be presented by S.-T. Yau of Harvard University at 4 p.m. in 1 Le Conte; reception at 5 p.m. in the Alumni House Lounge.

12 f r i d a y


"Underground Imaging" will be presented by Don Vasco of LBL at 11 a.m. in Bldg. 50A-1116.

15 m o n d a y


16 t u e s d a y


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

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


10 a.m.-noon


"Stellar Explosions: Celestial Fireworks!" will be presented by Alex Filippenko of UCB at 5 p.m. in the Alumni House; refreshments following.

17 w e d n e s d a y


Crane/Hoist (Level I) Training for Incidental Operators (EHS 211), 8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 70A-3377; pre-registration required, X6612.


EH&S Roles & Responsibilities for Supervisors in Office Setting (EHS 25),
8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 51-201; pre-registration required, X6612.


10-11:30 a.m. in the Bldg. 70A Conference Room.

18 t h u r s d a y


Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (EHS 123), 9 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 48-109; pre-registration required, X6554.


"Synthesis of Amorphous and Crystalline Carbon Nitride Superhard Coatings" will be presented by Y.W. Chung of Northwestern University at 1:30 p.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium.


"Recent Results from HERA" will be presented by Johnny Ng of DESY at
4 p.m. in Bldg. 50A-5132; refreshments at 3:40 p.m.

19 f r i d a y


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 May 8-12


Sadie's Early Bird: Honey n' wheat pancakes w/coffee $2.05

Soup of the Day: Very veggie reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Roasted urkey w/potatoes, gravy & cranberry sauce $3.95

Passports: South of the Border a la carte

Sadie's Grill: Sadie's choice


Sadie's Early Bird: Breakfast sandwich $2.60

Soup of the Day: Chicken w/rice reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Baked lasagna w/meat or vegetarian & focaccia bread $3.95

Passports: South of the Border a la carte

Sadie's Grill: Tuna melt & fries $3.25


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

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

Bistro Fare: Trout Almondine w/rice pilaf & broccoli $3.95

Passports: South of the Border a la carte

Sadie's Grill: Sloppy Joe and fries or slaw(TM) $3.50


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: Shepherd's pie w/steamed vegetables $3.95

Passports: South of the Border

Sadie's Grill: Lemon chicken filet sandwich w/fruit wedge $3.75


Sadie's Early Bird: Ham scramble $2.60

Soup of the Day: Vegetarian split pea(TM) reg. $1.35 lg. $1.95

Bistro Fare: Pasta Piatti(TM) $3.95

Sadie's Grill: Philly cheese steak sandwich & fries $3.60

(TM) Denotes recipe lower in fat calories & cholesterol

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.


'83 MAZDA 626 LX, 2nd owner, all maint. records, p/s, p/b, pwr windows, sunroof & mirrors, am/fm cass., clean int. & ext., runs well, $2300/b.o. Kirk, X7685, 254-7213

'85 PORSCHE 944, red w/blk int., sun roof, low mi., $5900. Russ, 339-9812

'85 SAAB 900, great running cond., rebuilt eng., 167K mi., manual shift, needs some cosmetic work, $2200/b.o. Cari, 339-6876 (after 7:30 p.m.)

'93 MIATA, white, 23K mi., a/c, stereo, p/s, golf/bike attach-ment, cover, $15.5K/b.o. Tom K., X4590, (707)447-1310

ROOF RACK, Yakima, w/locks, for cars w/rain gutters, gd shape, $120. Erik, X6435

RUNNING BOARDS FOR CHEVY Astro Van, aluminum, classic night lighting, new, $150. John, X4631, 245-8334


RIDER NEEDED for 4 person carpool from Vacaville, Fairfield area, share driving, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. work hrs. Mark, X4671, (707)448-7979


CARD TABLE or similar, reason-ably gd cond. Auben, X4613

COMPUTER, donation of PC--386 or higher, w/terminal & color printer, for use at non-profit organization. Subhadhra, X6078, 655-8677 (eve.)

COMPUTER SYSTEM for Bancroft kindergarten & pre-school, MAC or PC but probably not DEC-VAX/VMS, donation. Steve, X4060

CRICKETERS for the Kennedy Cricket Club, fun is more important than cricket playing ability. X6670, 548-0930

PCs & MACs and/or parts & peripherals, working or not, donation to schools. Guy Pulsifer, X5901

SPONSORS for 5K `Women and Cancer Walk' on 6/11, Golden Gate Park. Amelia, X7568

SWING SET, used, gd cond., any type, possible trade for other kid items. Mari, X5437

TOYOTA Camry sedan, 2 WD, a/t, '87, '88 or '89. 528-1032


ACOUSTIC GUITAR, Takamine, 12-String, solid-top construction, $375/b.o. Mark, X6435, 549-9653

AIR PUMP, elec., Black & Decker, used once, $50; washer/dryer, Lady Kenmore, works OK, $150; refrigerator, old but still runs, $15; portable color TV, $50. John, X4631, 245-8334

BED, Craftmatic, elec., deluxe, twin, like new, w/vibrator, $1350; wheelchair, elec., 3-wheeled, Amigo, w/accessories, gd cond. David, X7326, Jan, 932-3278

BICYCLE, Miyata road bike, 21" frame, Shimano equip., 12-spd, incl. lights & lock, best for some-one under 5' 8", very gd cond., $150/b.o. Jonathan, X4148

CHILD'S BIKE, 2-wheeler, British-made, 20" frame, hand brakes and Sturmey-Archer 3-spd, front & back baskets, gd cond., $50/b.o.; rolling Hi-Fi stack, 4 shelves + lg. space for record player, veneer & wood w/casters, $50/b.o. Lee Schipper, X5057, 527 5821

COMPUTER, Atari 800, 40K memory, cassette reader, tapes & game cartridges, $25. 376-7677

CROSS COUNTRY SKIS, Epoke Eleesmere, 192 cm. & bindings, like new, $40; push lawn mower, $15; summer sleeping bag, fiberfill, $20. Linda, X4817, 236-6331

ELECTRIC STOVE, Jenn-Aire, 30", cheap. Fred, X4892

EXERCISE BIKE, Air Pro, computerized, w/independent handles, $250/b.o.; 170 ft. of new galvanized raingutter w/corners, flashing, down spouts & spacers, $225/b.o. Dayna Powell, X4580

GARAGE SALE, Bancroft School, children's toys/clothes/items, household items, part of an entire block garage sale, Sun., 5/7, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., 3023 Hillegass, Berkeley. Alison, 704-0946

GARAGE SALES, neighborhood-wide, 5/6 & 7, Cordelia Junction (just south/west of 80/680 junction). Pamela, X4526

GARDEN WINDOW for bthrm, new, custom made wood frame, dbl pane tempered obscure glass, fits 51 x 53 opening, cost $1300, must sell, $200/offer. 376-7677

PARKING SPACE, So. Berkeley, Channing/Ellsworth, monthly lease, $39.8/mo. Shelley, X4514

POWER SUPPLY, uninterruptable, for computer, batteries incl., $190/b.o.; internal hard drive, Maynard, 320MB, $85/b.o. X4756, 284-4254

RECLINER, brn, adj. lower back support, gd cond., $50. F. Durantini, 843-8560 (4-8 p.m.)

SKI BOAT, 16-1/2 ft. Caravelle, blue, incl. 115HP outboard Mercury motor, trailer, top, canvas cover, ski & play equip., exc. cond., $7500/b.o. Jim Severns, X6058, 284-2353

SOFA BED, art, jewelry. Joseph, 642-2496, 530-3475

SKIS & BOOTS, never used, woman's boots, Solomon SX61, size 7-7-1/2, PRE 180s skis, soft slalom, no bindings, $250/b.o. for the set. 704-9451

STOVE, Avalon, free-standing, wood-burning, 900-1500 sq. ft. heating capacity, 20" log length, $500. Larry, X4056, 724-0191

UMBRELLA TABLE, metal, 42" dia., 4 aluminum folding chairs & pads, $25; rowing machine, $15. 682-3660


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 pvt home, sep. ent., pvt bth, kitchen privs., share washer/dryer, nr trans. & shops, quiet non-smoker, avail. 5/13, $450/mo. incl. utils. 526-2355

ALBANY, 1-bdrm apt in 4-plex, refrig., stove, oven, drapes, carpet & hardwd flr in bdrm, no pets, yr. lease, 2 blks from El Cerrito Plaza/BART, $625+$800 dep. Tom/Judy, 527-8766

BERKELEY, newly remodeled 1-bdrm apt, avail. 6/1, 10 min. walk to UC/LBL shuttle, gourmet ghetto & BART, yd & parking incl., can be furn., $515/615. 540-0385

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

BERKELEY, 1/2 blk no. of UCB/LBL shuttle, 2-bdrm, 2-bth condo, share w/quiet UC grad student, $550/mo. + utils. + dep. 245-7816

BERKELEY HILLS, furn. 2-1/2 bdrm, 2-1/2 bth house, frpl, avail. 9/1/95 - 6/30/96, $1200/mo. (negot.)+utils.+dep. 642-3577

BERKELEY HILLS, furn. 4-bdrm, 3-bth house, lg. playroom, Tilden Park view, convenient to LBL, UC & public trans., avail. 7/1 for 1 yr., $1800/mo. + utils. 841-4710

BERKELEY HILLS, furn. 1-bdrm, 1-bth apt, remodeled, nr shops & trans., non-smoker, avail. June, $850+utils. 524-9039

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. 2-1/2 bdrm, 2-bth apt, avail. 8/1/95 - 6/1/96, balcony, S.F. view, coin laundry, walk to stores, 1 blk to #15 bus line, 10 min. walk to LBL shuttle, responsible, no smoking, no pets, prefer visiting scholar (w/family OK) or mature graduate students, $975/mo.+dep., incl. all utils. & cable TV, car negot. Elizabeth, X5235

NO. BERKELEY, furn. 1-bdrm apt/penthouse, full kitchen, TV, dbl bed w/linens/towels incl., ofc. space w/computer desk. leather sofa, garden, patio, laundry rm, elec. entrance, 1-1/2 blks from UCB, LBL shuttle, public trans. & shopping, st. parking or sec. parking w/fee, 1 or 2 people max., no pets, no smoking, avail. 5/21, $1200 + dep. 548-8658, 548-6528 (FAX)

NO. BERKELEY, furn. 3-bdrm, 2-bth home, study, yd, nr Solano shops & buses, hot tub, deck, bay view, car/bikes avail., avail. 7/1 - 12/28, $1500/mo. X7127, 524-0305

NO. BERKELEY, 1-bdrm in sunny, spacious, flat, furn., dining, living room, kitchen, hardwd flrs, frpl, laundry rm, garden, nr UCB/LBL, non-smoker, avail. June 1-Dec. (lease ext. negot.), $850/mo.+ util. 841-5680

NO. BERKELEY, furn. 2-bdrm summer sublet, 1st flr of duplex, hard wd flrs, antiques, 2 dbl beds, walk to shops & shuttle, avail. mid-May to mid-Aug. or mid-May thru June, $700/mo. Ellen, X5062, 559-8340

KENSINGTON, lg. furn. bdrm in 4-bdrm house, bay view, nr Tilden Park, bus stop, carport, frpl, washer/dryer, avail. 6/1, $425/mo. 528-6953

KENSINGTON, 2-bdrm, 1-bth house, yd, deck, hardwd flrs, lg. modern kitchen, laundry, garage, frpl, 3.5 mi. from LBL, nr shops, public trans., avail. May to Aug. w/yr lease from Aug. option, $1290/mo+utils. Erik, X4446, 237-2291

RICHMOND, North 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.)

RICHMOND, 1 rm, nr Wildcat Cyn, about 20 min. from LBL, $390/mo. Diane or Jim, 232-7612

ROCKRIDGE, 1 bdrm in 3-bdrm house, sep. entrance, own full bth, laundry fac., stove/refrig., frpl, patio, parking, walking distance to BART & buses, non-smoker, avail. 6/1, $600/mo. Dave, X5963, 204-9058

ROCKRIDGE, 3+bdrm, 1-1/2 bth house, yd, 2 blks from College Ave. shops & BART, avail. 6/21 - 7/12, $1500. Emma/Peter, 658-3927

RODEO, 2-bdrm, 1-bth lower unit, 18 mi. LBL, $600/mo.+1st & sec. dep. 724-6456, (707)645-1533

EXCHANGE: 1-bdrm, 1-bth apt in Paris, 1-car garage, avail. Aug. or Sept. for approx. 10 mos., for 1-2 bdrm apt in East Bay area (nr UCB/LBL if possible). Corinne, X6174, 848-0098

WANTED: 2 bedroom house/apt for visitor to Lab, 7/13 - 9/9, flex. after 9/1. Henry Stapp, X4488

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

WANTED: Grad student + LBL engineer looking for place May/June onwards, 1-2 bdrm, 1-2 bth, light airy, spacious, Berkeley. X6736

WANTED: Anything from 2-bdrm apt to house for responsible, non-smoking, middle-aged couple, 8/15-1/1 (flex.). Luanne, X5853

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

WANTED: House for visiting scientist from Paris, mid-June to end of July. Fred, X4892


EL CERRITO, off Potrero, 3-bdrm, 2-bth house, bay view, downstairs ofc., gd cond., $325K. 376-7677

PLEASANT HILL, 3-bdrm, 2-bth house, lg. living rm, den, lg. kitchen, pvt., cul de sac, assumable + down, $1350/mo. 680-0105 (eve.)


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


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