LBL Currents -- October 7, 1994

White House science advisor tours LBL

By Jeffery Kahn,

White House Science Advisor John Gibbons, a major player in the effort to reshape the nation's research and development infrastructure, visited LBL on September 30.

Gibbons, the assistant to the President for Science and Technology and director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, said he was impressed both with the range and quality of research underway here.

Gibbons and LBL Director Charles Shank discussed the future of the United States' R&D effort, a subject currently under review by the National Science and Technology Council, chaired by President Clinton. Gibbons was particularly interested in Shank's view of the future of the national laboratories, and how the labs fit into this picture.

Gibbons, who has a Ph.D. in physics from Duke University, not only is charged with advising the President, but also with coordinating science and technology policy throughout the federal government. Prior to assuming his present posts, he directed the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment for 13 years.

While providing Gibbons an overview of LBL, Shank talked about the on-going expansion of life sciences research here and the continued growth likely in the decade ahead. Focusing on the Human Genome Project, he described the partnership between the Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health, which fund the genome project. Shank said this collaboration has been so successful that it could serve as a model for future federal interagency cooperation.

During a tour of the Advanced Light Source, Gibbons heard brief presentations on current research, which ranges from basic chemistry to micro-machining to geochemistry and biology. He said he was impressed by the versatility of the ALS.

AFRD Director Bill Barletta briefed Gibbons on the proposal to construct a $58 million ILSE (Induction Linac Systems Experiments) accelerator at LBL. The project has been designed to resolve questions about inertial-confinement fusion in which pellets of thermonuclear fuel are compressed to the point of ignition by beams of heavy ions.

Barletta and Shank noted that even though scientific reviews of ILSE have been uniformly favorable and the approach is cost-competitive, the program has been underfunded. Currently, the lion's share of funding for fusion energy goes to magnetic fusion programs.

Gibbons spent 15 years as a researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and did pioneering studies on energy efficiency and minimizing the environmental impacts of energy production and consumption. Familiar with a number of the programs in LBL's Energy and Environment Division, he was particularly interested in seeing the sulfur molecular emitter lamp being developed here.

Firing up the lamp, E&E's Francis Rubinstein called it "the lamp of the future," noting that it does not contain mercury, and that the spectrum of light it produces can be controlled. From behind sunglasses, Gibbons said he was amazed at its efficiency, which is 10 times that of an incandescent bulb.

Materials Sciences Division Director Daniel Chemla also briefed Gibbons. He used a sampling of current research--high-temperature superconducting magneto-cardiograms, nano-crystal growth, and pathogen-detecting films--to make the case for the critical importance of material science research to the nation and to its economy. Federal support for basic science in this field has eroded significantly, Chemla said. One result is that research facilities that are supposed to be state-of-the art are operating with outdated equipment.

Chemla stressed that U.S. industry no longer is investing in long term research. Either the U.S. makes this investment, he said, or ultimately the nation will face the consequences of living off of past discoveries.

The Greening of the Presidio

By Diane LaMacchia,

As a former Army post, the Presidio of San Francisco is a symbol of the shift away from military conflict to a united international fight on behalf of the environment. Now that the Presidio is a national park, there are plans for it to become an international environmental center, focusing on sustainable design.

"Sustainable design means that what you do today doesn't have a negative impact on the future," says mechanical engineer Dale Sartor of the Energy and Environment Division. To champion energy programs at the Presidio, Sartor took a year's leave of absence from LBL to serve as a technical advisor to the Presidio Council, a planning group set up by the Golden Gate National Park Association.

Sartor focused on the energy management of the Presidio itself, working to make it exemplary of the ideas that will be fostered by the park's environmentally-oriented tenants. Now Sartor has been named to head a new Applications Team in LBL's Energy and Environment Division. The "A-Team" will employ the talents of engineers from the Facilities Department and researchers from E&E to increase the use of energy-saving and environmental technologies.

"We're going to help federal agencies and others meet energy savings goals by applying the knowledge and expertise of the national labs," Sartor says. "The Presidio's going to be a flagship project for the A-Team."

On September 24, Vice President Al Gore officially launched the Presidio's transition to a national park and announced that it will serve as a model of new environmental technologies, featuring energy-efficient buildings and clean transportation systems. Several multi-agency agreements were announced, including the establishment of the Energy Efficiency Training Center. The center's creation was largely initiated by LBL scientists Mark Levine and Stephen Wiel (see Sept. 23, 1994 Currents).

In the spirit of getting their own house in order, the Department of the Interior signed a joint resolution with DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the Federal Energy Management Program for the "Greening of the Presidio." The parties agreed to work together to make the Presidio a showcase of energy efficiency and environmentally-sound energy practices.

"Western countries have to take some leadership not only to clean up their own act but to encourage sustainable development throughout the world," Sartor says. "It's much easier to point to the Brazilians cutting down their rain forests than to look at what we do here."

The Presidio contains a large number of buildings--many of them old and energy intensive--amounting to a some six million square feet of space. It is an ideal site for energy-efficiency demonstration and research projects.

"The Presidio has everything a small village has: a post office, bank, gas station, store, movie theater, bowling alley, golf course, burger shack, and 1,200 residential units," Sartor says. "This allows for research at a community scale."

Sartor says his biggest accomplishment during his year with the Presidio Council was the Park Service's signing of a contract with Pacific Gas and Electric for the utility to provide significant financial incentives for an energy management program. This is the first such contract signed in California.

"As the Park Service implements conservation, PG&E will pay for measured performance over a 10-year period," Sartor says. "They will pay for negative watts--worth about $10 million to the Presidio."

The conservation measures Sartor has recommended include lighting retrofits and the installation of lighting and heating controls for buildings.

One of the Presidio's first tenants will be the Tides Foundation, an environmentally-oriented philanthropic organization that will occupy 75,000 square feet of space with its new Thoreau Center for Sustainability. Organizations participating in the Thoreau Center will include the Energy Foundation and the Exploratorium's Learning Studio Program.

"They want the building to be indicative of the concepts they're talking about," Sartor says. The A-Team will identify opportunities for lighting retrofits, temperature and lighting controls, window treatments such as tinted glass, and high efficiency heating systems, while balancing cost, efficiency, and historical preservation.

In addition to its work with the Presidio, the A-Team is developing work with other agencies. It already has a contract with the Federal Aviation Administration to look at airport control towers, beginning with the Houston airport. The team will characterize the tower from an energy-use standpoint, and identify possible energy-saving technologies and applications and bring them together.

Evan Mills, assistant head of LBL's Center for Building Science, and E&E's Bill Carroll were instrumental in creating the A-Team.

PHOTO CAPTION -- Sprawling at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Presidio is poised to become an international environmental center, with help from LBL.
Photo by Ernest Braun

Shank key figure in collaboration between energy, education labs

By Diane LaMacchia,

LBL Director Charles Shank has been named co-chair of a steering committee charged with improving collaboration between the Department of Education's regional educational laboratories and the Department of Energy's national laboratories.

The collaborative effort is part of a new pact between the two agencies, formed in response to one of six education goals set by President Clinton and the nation's governors, "that American students be the first in the world in mathematics and science."

Shank will co-chair the committee with Dean Nafziger, director of the Department of Education's Far West Regional Laboratory.

The Department of Education's ten education laboratories conduct applied research and development, and provide technical assistance to educators and policymakers in the area of school reform. The labs have carried out leading research on effective teaching practices, curriculum, instructional materials, and evaluation tools.

The DOE laboratories are seen as an unparalleled resource of scientific content and process, according to Rollie Otto, who heads LBL's Center for Science and Engineering Education.

"The nation's schools and students can benefit from improved quality in content and instruction through our working together," Otto says. "It's a powerful concept."

Representatives of the two departments held their first steering committee meeting in Washington on September 20. Department of Education committee members included Assistant Secretary Sharon P. Robinson of the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, and Linda Roberts, the Secretary's special advisor on Educational Technology. DOE participants included Martha Krebs, director of the Office of Energy Research, and Terry Cornwell Rumsey, director of the Office of Science Education and Technical Information.

PHOTO CAPTION -- In the Mac Training Room, Lawrence Lawler of LBL's Center for Science and Engineering Education (CSEE) helps a visitor from the Science Education Academy of the Bay Area (SEABA) get acquainted with Mosaic. SEABA is housed at the Far West Regional Laboratory, one of the Department of Education labs that will be part of the new energy/education compact.
Photo by Steve Adams

Energy Awareness Month

Saving money: As easy as flipping a switch

Contributed by Antonia Reaves

Did you know there are several easy ways to save money at LBL that also help preserve our natural resources and environment? Turning off unneeded electrical equipment saves dollars that could be used to pay for other support needs. It also saves energy, thereby reducing fossil fuel consumption and carbon emissions at electricity generating plants.

Just turning off a computer monitor every night before going home could save almost $40 a year (savings depend on monitor size and whether it is color). When multiplied by the estimated 1,200 computer monitors left on all the time at the Lab, the savings could be significant.

Unfortunately, screen savers save only a small amount of energy since they do not shut off the monitor. Turning off a computer monitor will not interfere with telecommuting, nightly back-up of hard disks, or audio notification of e-mail messages (any more than turning off a TV keeps a VCR from recording a program). Devices are even available that will shut down a computer monitor automatically after a specified time delay.

When purchasing a new PC, monitor, or printer, consider whether an Energy Star compliant product might be available that fits your needs. Energy Star equipment has electrical power management features that shut down various internal systems when they are idle. The features do not add to the cost of the equipment.

Turning off idle copiers and printers would offer an estimated $30,000 in electrical savings annually (assuming 20 percent of networked printers are on). In addition, copying or printing on both sides whenever possible saves not only the cost of the paper but also the energy to produce the paper.

Closing fume hoods when they are not needed is yet another way to reap significant energy and cost savings at the Lab--estimated at more than $200,000 annually. Open fume hoods typically use both electrical and thermal energy.

Using the above-mentioned strategies, we have an estimated potential energy savings at LBL of more than 3,000,000 kilowatt hours of electricity and 330,000 therms of gas; enough energy to power and heat approximately 450 homes in California. Cost savings of approximately $270,000 annually would pay salaries for almost eight people earning $35,000 a year.

If you are interested in attaching a device to your computer monitor that will turn off your monitor after a specified delay time, please contact Toni Reaves at In-House Energy Management (X7228). If you would like more information about the savings from Energy Star equipment, please contact Mary Ann Piette in the Energy Analysis Program (X6286).



Craig Fong and the LBL Engineering Division hosted the third Amtex Partnership quarterly meeting for the Computer Aided Fabric Evaluation (CAFE) Project at LBL on September 21. The year-old partnership is a collaborative effort between the integrated American textile industry and five DOE national laboratories. With the help of the national laboratories, the industry participants are now able to harness technical capabilities which were previously considered too complex or too expensive. LBL's contribution to the CAFE Project will be the development of sensor technologies and systems integration for the automation of the fabric inspection process along with Argonne, Oak Ridge, Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories. Some of these technologies were shown at the Bobbin Show held in Atlanta on September 26-29. Other Engineering Division participants were Leslie Cobb, Jan DeVries, Don Foster, Dell Louie, and Rajinder Singh.

Exhibit showcases art from a turbulent era

By Mike Wooldridge,

A major retrospective of African-American art--created by LBL Photo Lab technician Joe Moore--is now on exhibit at San Francisco State University.

Moore, a graduate student in SFSU's Interdisciplinary Arts program, has organized "Black Power/Black Art," an exhibition of political images from the African-American arts movement of the 1960s and '70s. The exhibition is part of Moore's master's degree program, which he has pursued for the past two years with help from LBL's Tuition Reimbursement Program.

"Black Power/Black Art" features more than 70 photographs, paintings, prints, collages and other works from 37 artists, some of whom are recognized worldwide, while others are relatively unknown outside the African-American art community. Raymond Saunders, an internationally-known artist whose works sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars, spent two days at the exhibit space creating a mixed-media display called "What is Black Art." It is one of the exhibition's highlights.

To bring together the unprecedented gathering of artists and their works, Moore worked with Samella Lewis, the foremost authority on African-American art of that period. Lewis is a professor emerita at the Claremont Colleges in Southern California.

More than 1,000 people showed up for the exhibit's September opening. It included a symposium featuring experts on all aspects of art in the African-American community--from "revolutionary" Black theater to the role of music in social change. "It was the largest opening the department has ever had," Moore says.

He says the retrospective was in many ways a culmination of work he began more than 20 years ago, when he entered the Black arts scene as a photographer for magazines such as Ebony and Jet.

"I was constantly covering stories on the art that was going on in the Black community," he says. "The exhibition was a chance to put that whole period of my life into a historical context."

Much of the art featured at the exhibit, Moore says, represents an attempt by African-American artists to break away from the European aesthetic that up to then had dominated the country's art scene. "African American artists were trying to define for themselves what it meant to be Black in America."

"I hope people will learn from the exhibit that there was a lot happening in the Black community back then," he says. "People remember the riots. But there were much deeper issues being examined, too, and that is what this show is all about."

Moore says he hopes to use his experience to organize future art projects, although he sees himself more comfortable promoting art in the local community than in the halls of academia.

The "Black Power/Black Art" exhibition runs until October 21 at SFSU's Art Department Gallery, open Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. If there is enough interest, Moore will try to arrange for a special opening for Lab employees during non-work hours. Call Moore at X5731 for more information.

PHOTO CAPTION -- LBL photo technician Joe Moore has staged a major exhibit of African-American art at San Francisco State University.
Photo by Steve Adams

Grand view

PHOTO CAPTION -- A group of 20 members of Berkeley Seniors in Retirement (SIRs) get an eyeful atop the concrete shielding during a September 19 tour of the Advanced Light Source. The tour was coordinated by LBL Community Relations, and SIRs member Don Kulick, an LBL retiree. Art Robinson of AFRD led the tour. The group was also given a tour of the 88-Inch Cyclotron by Peggy McMahan of the Nuclear Science Division.
Photo by Paul Hames

Blood drive

The next LBL blood drive is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14, in the Bldg. 70A Main Conference Room. Hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All employees are encouraged to donate. Refreshments will be provided.

Landfill anthropologist digs for the truth

By Jeffery Kahn,

One man's trash is another's treasure. That could be the credo of William L. Rathje, the University of Arizona anthropologist who transformed the study of garbage and landfills into a science.

Rathje, who is renowned for his landfill "digs," visited LBL on August 29 and 30 to give two noontime talks at the invitation of LBL waste minimization specialist Shelley Worsham. He also did a "garbage audit" of the Laboratory's waste.

Rathje began his study of fresh garbage in 1973, providing some of the first hard data to policy makers in the field of solid waste management. In 1987, he expanded his research, investigating exactly what has been filling up the nation's landfills. After seven years of "landfill diving," he said he has been able to dispel a number of myths.

Much of the debate about minimizing solid waste has focused on three types of garbage: disposable diapers, fast food packaging, and polystyrene foam (such as Styrofoam). According to conventional wisdom, they constitute a major part of the volume of landfills.

"I call this the `emperor's new clothes,'" Rathje said. "We think they are there, but it turns out they are not. Altogether, they add up to less than three percent of the volume of a landfill."

The belief that plastics compose 30 percent by volume of a landfill is another myth. According to his research, plastic takes up only 15 percent by volume.

"Somewhat surprisingly, this percentage has not changed over the past 20 years. Yes, there is more plastic waste, but the overall weight of plastic has decreased. Manufacturers are making more lightweight plastic to decrease shipping and material costs."

Rathje's investigation of 15 municipal landfills found that construction debris composed at least 20 percent by volume of these sites. Most of this debris--concrete, lumber, rebar--is reusable and should be recycled, he said.

The volume of newspapers in landfills ranges from 12 to 18 percent. Rathje's investigation shows that the high concentrations of lead in landfill leachate decreased tenfold after 1987, when newspaper publishers began using lead-free inks.

Rathje said his digs also confirm that recycling works. The volume of newspapers, aluminum cans, glass, and cardboard going into a landfill drops significantly when these items are made part of a curbside pickup and recycling program.

A number of states, including California, have mandated dramatic reductions in the volume of solid waste going into landfills. Rathje said California would have a very difficult time meeting a target of a 50-percent reduction through recycling alone.

"My most optimistic prediction is that 40 percent of U.S. waste could be recycled one day," he said. "I believe source reduction--as when newspaper publishers eliminated lead from their inks--must also be part of the answer. Ultimately, we must generate less waste."

Rathje said LBL is doing a good job of waste minimization, recycling about 40 percent of its solid waste. One of his recommendations for LBL was that employees separate out white paper for recycling (the paper must be put in metal waste cans). Sutta Company, which handles the Lab's office waste, already sorts and recycles about 85 percent, much of it white paper. For more information on recycling, contact Worsham at X6123.

Patent Department: In answer to your question...

From time to time, the attorneys and patent agents in LBL's Patent Department receive questions from individual researchers, the answers to which may be of interest to others in the Laboratory. If you have questions for the Patent Department, call X7058.

Q: Why are lab notebooks so important to the patent process?

A: They may determine who is entitled to a patent.

Humble, coffee-stained lab notebooks become important when two (or more) unaffiliated inventors claim to have invented the same object or process. They help determine which person or group is entitled to the patent.

Generally, the first inventor is the person who first conceives of an invention, provided that this person is "diligent" from a time prior to conception of the invention by a second inventor, to the time that the first inventor reduces the invention to practice. The inventor must not only diligently (actively) pursue reducing the conception to practice, but must also be able to prove his diligence by convincing evidence (i.e., the lab notebook).

Therefore, LBL researchers should maintain detailed logs of their activities, with statements showing that these activities have been understood and witnessed by others. This is necessary to show each step, on an almost day-by-day basis, of the effort to reduce their conception to practice.

Diligence does not mean that each step taken must be successful. It does mean that an inventor may not turn his attention to other things for any significant period of time. Such inattention likely will prevent a finding of the diligence required to tie reduction to practice of the invention back to the earliest date of conception of the invention.

With a constructive reduction to practice (where the invention is not actually built or tried and tested), the patent attorney or agent's efforts to prepare and file the patent application must be diligent.

In some instances, such as the discovery of genes, an inventor is unable to establish a conception until he has reduced the invention to practice through a successful experiment. This situation is termed simultaneous conception and reduction to practice.

Union vote coming up

Oct. 17 - Nov. 14, 1994, is the election period during which Technical Unit employees (Unit 9) decide if they do or do not want to be represented exclusively by the University Professional & Technical Employees (UPTE) union.

The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) will mail secret ballots to the homes of employees eligible to vote. As a simple majority of those who vote will win the election, LBL's most compelling message to technical employees is to vote. If UPTE wins the election, all technical employees will be bound by the terms of the labor contract, even if they do not vote. The Laboratory is encouraging employees to vote "NO REPRESENTATION." Your vote may decide the election! Remember to return your ballot as soon as possible--they must be received by PERB no later than 3 p.m., Nov. 14, 1994.

Time to update telephone directory

Friday, Oct. 14, is the deadline for updating your LBL telephone directory information for the upcoming edition. If you have not done so, please complete the Directory Information Update Form that was mailed to you this week. For those who will be listing personal information (home address, home phone, etc.), or making changes to your current LBL listing, it is required that you sign your update form to authorize the changes. Please return the signed form to Telephone Services, Bldg. 50B-2267, or fax it to X7000. If you have questions, contact the Telephone Services Office at X6234.

Seaborg to give Lewis Lecture at Zellerbach

Nobel Laureate, Glenn T. Seaborg, LBL's Associate Director at Large, will give the G. N. Lewis Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in UC Berkeley's Zellerbach Auditorium. He will speak on "Ten New Elements and Ten Presidents." All employees are invited to attend.

The Gilbert Newton Lewis Memorial Lecture has been given annually since 1954. Dr. Seaborg gave the lecture in 1956, and is the only person to give the lecture more than once.

Ski lift vouchers on sale

The Employee's Buying Service is once again offering discount vouchers for adult ski lift tickets to Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. The vouchers are good any day during the ski season.

For Squaw Valley, the vouchers are $37 (regular price $43). For Alpine Meadows, vouchers are $34 (regular price $40). Unused vouchers can be returned for credit towards next year's purchase with full credit.

The Buying Service is taking prepaid orders only. Employees with credits from last year should deduct the dollar amount for this year's purchase. Deadlines for orders are Wednesday, Oct. 26, for Squaw Valley, and Friday, Nov. 18, for Alpine Meadows. Vouchers will be mailed to employees about two weeks after the deadline date. To order, fill out the form and mail payment to Pamela Stevens.

Ski Voucher Order Form

______ Squaw Valley vouchers @ $37 each = ______ Total

______ Alpine Meadows vouchers @ $34 each = ______ Total

Less credit from 1993/94 = (______) Total

Total Enclosed = ______ Total

Name___________________________________ Mailstop___________ Ext.________

Please make checks payable to LBL Employees' Buying Service, and mail to Pamela Stevens, Bldg. 90-1121 by deadline (10/26/94 Squaw Valley; 11/18/94 Alpine Meadows).

C A L E N D A R -- October 10 to 14

10 m o n d a y


4:30 p.m., 1 LeConte; P. B. Price, LBL/UCB, "AMANDA -- A High-Energy Neutrino Observatory in Deep Ice at the South Pole," Refreshments 4 p.m., 375 LeConte

11 t u e s d a y


8:30-10 a.m., Bldg. 90-4133; Forklift Truck Safety (EHS-225); pre-registration required, X6612


9 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 66-316; Chemical Hygiene & Safety Training (EHS-348); pre-registration required, X6612


9 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 90-3148; Lockout/Tagout (EHS-256); pre-registration required, X6612


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


10 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 90-1099; Machine Tool Safeguarding (EHS-245); pre-registration required, X6612


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


10 a.m., Bldg. 50B-6208; G. H. Blackiston, Juran Inst., "Designing Quality Into New or Existing Products and Services"


4:10 p.m., Alumni House Lounge; W. Denevan, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, "Prehistoric Riverine Settlement in Amazonia: A Revisionist Perspective with Contemporary Implications"

12 w e d n e s d a y


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


1:30 p.m., Bldg. 66 Aud.; J. Kuppers, Max-Planck Institute, Munich, "H Atom Impact Indiced Reactions at Hydrogenated C Surfaces and Physisorbed Hydrocarbons"


2 p.m., Bldg. 70A-3377; L. Moretto, LBL/UCB, "Complex Fragments from Compound Nucleus Emission to Multifragmentation"


3:30 p.m., 2040 Valley Life Sciences; P. Matson and S. Fairfax, ESPM, "Fractured Landscapes and Big Science: Stories and Implications for Education and Environmental Studies," Reception following

13 t h u r s d a y


7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Bldg. 77


12:15 p.m., Bldg. 90-3148; B. Green, UCB, "Energy Efficient Wastewater Treatment"


1:30 p.m., Bldg. 66 Aud.; V. Petrova-Koch, Technische Universitat Munich, "Light-Emitting Si: Recent Developments"


3:30 p.m., 1 LeConte; J. Primack, UCSC, "A Status Report on Cold + Hot Dark Matter and Other CDM-Type Cosmologies," Refreshments, 3 p.m., 661 Campbell


4 p.m., 3110 Etcheverry; R. Ecke, LANL, "Rotating Thermal Convection: Traveling Waves, Vortices, and Patterns," Refreshments, 3:30 p.m.

14 f r i d a y


7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 70A Main Conf. room


4 p.m., 3110 Etcheverry; W. Ellis, UCB/UCSF, "Signal Processing to Characterize Fractionated Electrograms," Refreshments, 3:30 p.m.



Buckwheat peach pancakes


Spaghetti w/meat sauce

Guacamole burger


Breakfast sandwich

Vegetarian chili

Roast beef



Biscuits & gravy w/eggs

Mexican tortilla soup

Hot chicken salad

Meatball sub on wheat


Blueberry pancakes

Manhattan clam chowder

Baked macaroni & cheese

Lemon pepper chicken breast


Ham scramble

Split pea w/ham

Sole almondine

Polish sausage


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.


'71 DATSUN 510 sta. wgn. 843-6536

'75 PORSCHE 914, V-8, blk/blk, conversion engineered to highest standards, Chevy 305, modified 901 trans., everything new or rebuilt, mint, $7500. 530-3933

'78 VW Rabbit, 4-dr, 85K mi., $425. 524-1641

'82 BMW 320i, 2-dr, 5-spd, sunroof, cream color, new brakes & paint, just tuned, high mi., but well maintained, $3550/b.o. 222-2195

'82 VW Rabbit diesel, 130K mi., 4-spd, gold, new battery & fuel pump, orig. owner, fm/cass. stereo, all maint. recs., $1200. Jon, X4964, 799-5763

'86 CHEVY Cavalier CS, gold, 4-dr, a/t, 44K mi., orig. owner, exc. cond., $3500 firm. 841-5416

'88 FORD Tempo, exc. cond., stereo, roof ski rack, 5-spd, leaving the country, 79K mi., reg. until June '95, leaving country, $2800. V.R. Mimo, X4824, 208-5566

'90 TOYOTA GTR, loaded, racing stripes, $9500/b.o. Terry 637-1871

'93 HYUNDAI Elantra, 15K mi., auto, p/s, p/b, a/c, exc. cond., just driven from Iowa, leaving country, $7800/b.o. X5239, 245-2432 (eve.)

SCOOTER, Honda Elite 250cc, 3K mi., locking trunk & glove compartment, kryptonite lock, $1400. X6972


ROLLING STONES, 10/26, ctr stage, 2 tickets, $85 ea. (415) 924-3210

ROLLING STONES, 10/31, 2 tickets, gd seats, $70 ea. Kathleen Richards, 685-5659

S.F. 49ERS, ind. game ticket (2), exc. upper reserve seat, rights also for sale. John, (415) 924-3210

S.F. OPERA, one ticket only, Tannhauser 10/15, balc. ctr, row L, $40. Doug Vaughan, X5698, 525-0689


BABY CLOTHES, either sex, prefer gd cond., new born to 1 yr., any other baby supplies you want to get rid of for free. Laura, X6325, 458-1217

DONATIONS of old Apple IIe games & educational software for kindergarten & 1st grade computer class. X7067

GARAGE to store sm. boat & trailer, 18' total length, $40/mo. Mark, X6554

HOUSE CLEANING JOBS, meticulous, responsible & experienced. Sarah, 533-4557

HOUSE TO SIT, quiet, responsible single woman avail., short/long term, exc. local refs., plants, gardens, cats or other sm. pets OK. Cindy, 716-2265

REFRIGERATOR, 28" wide. Mary, X5771, 522-3239

SEWING MACHINE, industrial strength, working or not. Eric, X6435, 848-6465


BOY'S BICYCLE, Miyata Parkrunner, all-terrain bike, blk/silver, 18 spds, 20" wheels, quality bike for child under 10, $100. Doug Vaughan, X5698, 525-0689

CAPTAIN'S CHEST BED w/3 drwrs, gd cond., $75. 549-0510

COLOR TV, 20", stereo sound, remote ctrl, less than 3 mos. in use, $150. X5761, 655-5863

FENCE GRAPE STAKES, 6', about 200, stained redwood, plus misc. used lumber, you haul, take it all, $50; waterbeds, queen sz., (1) redwood frame, $50; two mattresses $50 ea. incl. heater & liner, gd cond. X5063

KEROSENE HANGING LAMP, antique, solid brass, circa. 1890, suitable for conversion to elec., ornate tubing w/orig. reservoir, approx. 38"Hx24"Wx6"D w/2 burner heads, $95. 376-3241 (msg.)

LAPTOP COMPUTER, Toshiba, color, 486 SLC/33Mhz, 120 MB w/Sin. 3.1, MS-DOS 6.2, games, word proc., etc., still under warranty, $1.5K/b.o. Arnie, X4514, (707)429-40843

PUNCHING BAG, for karate, kung-fu, boxing, 4' tall, only used a bit, over $130 new, asking $50. Jorge Llacer, X5898, 528-0354

REFRIGERATOR, GE, 23.6 cu. ft., 68"X35"X32"D, 3 yrs. old, exc. cond., moving, must sell, $350/b.o. Jan, X6653, 527-9138

REFRIGERATOR, Westinghouse-white, apt. sz., 38-1/2" x 38", 59-1/2" high, exc. cond., $125. 548-8658

TYPEWRITER, Daisy-Wheel, Liftoff Carbon Erasure system, wide-carriage, w/RS232 interface & many wheels, 10/12/15 pitch, ofc. duty Olivetti, $150. Alan, X7700, 758-7104

VCR, GE 4-head, 1-yr. old, $80/offer. X5239, 245-2432

WRISTWATCH, Casio Pulse, new, $20/b.o.; Moluccan cockatoo, young male, tame, $700. X6972


ALBANY, furn. rm incl. new queen sz. bed, modern condo, carpets, balcony, 1-1/2 bth, nr public trans. & shopping, 3 mi. from UCB, kitchen privs., coin-op. washer/dryer, st. parking or $25 extra for carport, prefer male, non-smoker, share w/male UCB employee, short/long term, $475/mo. incl. utils. except phone (line hook-up in rm), $200 dep. 559-8009 (msg./best 5-10 p.m./wkend), willing to reduce $100 for some tutoring

ALBANY, 2-bdrm, 1-bth apt. in 5-plex, nr shopping & trans., laundry rm, storage, off-st. parking, $835/mo., $900 sec. dep. 524-4658, 524-7556 (msg.)

ALBANY, 3-bdrm, 1-bth house, kitchen appliances, washer/dryer, hardwd flrs, frpl, detachable garage, lease, $1450/mo., 1st, last + dep. Kym, 525-8961, 525-8743 (FAX)

BERKELEY, nr LBL/LHS, lg. rm, pvt. entrance, pvt. bth, sm. refrig., auto tea kettle, no cooking, no smoking, likes dogs, prefer male student, in exchange for driving disabled man to swim class at Berkeley HS Tues. & Thurs. 4:30-6:30 or 5:30-7:30 p.m. + other work mutually agreed upon, car is stick shift. Mrs. John Killeen, 849-2456

BERKELEY, Grant btwn Cedar & Rose, 1-bdrm, ground flr front unit in Victorian triplex, $650/mo. Pepi, X6502

BERKELEY, studio w/hardwd flrs, sunny kitchen, garden, in northwest neighborhood, nr gourmet ghetto, lightly furn., short/long term, nr trans., 15 min. walk to UCB/LBL shuttle, avail. 10/1. 540-0385

BERKELEY, nr Shattuck & Ashby, part. furn. 2-bdrm flat, top flr of duplex, 1 blk to BART, nr bus & shopping, 20 min. walk to UCB, garden, roof deck, hammock, prefer someone who is neat, $750 mo.-to-mo., $500 dep. 531-0829

BERKELEY, 2420 Curtis (at Channing), share 3-bdrm house, frpl, garden, easy parking, quiet, furn., on 65 busline, $375/mo., 1st, last & 1/3 util., avail. 11/1. X7156, 649-0236

NO. BERKELEY, furn. 1-bdrm apt./penthouse, ofc. space w/computer desk, garden, patio, laundry rm, st. parking or sec. inside bldg. w/fee, elec. entrance, 1-1/2 blks from UCB/LBL shuttle, trans., shopping, post ofc. etc., 1 or 2 people max., no smoking, no pets, avail. 12/13, $1200/mo. + dep. 548-8658, 548-6528 (FAX)

NO. BERKELEY, Spacious, sunny 1-bdrm flat, quiet neighborhood, furn. & equipped incl. laundry fac., lg. pvt. deck, nr trans. & shopping, $1K/mo. 525-0441

NO BERKELEY, furn. lg. rm in 4-bdrm house, 4-bridge view, parking, nr bus stop & Tilden Park, $425/mo. 528-6953

BERKELEY HILLS, Euclid/Cedar, 5 blks from UCB, furn. rm in pvt. home, kitchen privs., washer/dryer, deck, view, nr trans., shops, tennis cts. & Rose Garden, non-smoker, no pets, must be clean, prefer visiting scholar/ft working person, $450/mo. + util. Laura, 642-8517, 548-1287

EL CERRITO, 2-bdrm house, lg. dining rm, hardwd flr, carpet in bdrms, new washer/dryer, nr Plaza/BART, front/bk yd, no pets, avail. 10/16, $925/mo. 525-8431

EL CERRITO HILLS, modern 2-bdrm, 2-1/2 bth townhouse, very pvt., den, laundry rm, 2 balc & frpl, washer, dryer, dishwasher, refrig., 2X garage w/opener, tennis ct, pool, Wildcat Cyn. Pk. view, nr. hike/bike trails, avail. Dec., $1275/mo. 236-0966

EL SOBRANTE, 2-bdrm, 2-bth house, just over the hills from LBL/UCB, very quiet cul-de-sac, 2-car garage, spa, frpl, lg. deck w/fenced in backyd, exc. cond., cat OK, avail. 10/15, $1100/mo. Johanna/Tim, 223-5832

OAKLAND, Hiller Highlands, new 3-bdrm, 2-1/2 bath townhouse, bay view, frpl, 2-car garage, wall to wall carpet, lg. kitchen, 2 decks, patio, 10 min. drive to LBL, avail. 11/1, $1600/mo. X6122

PIEDMONT, furn. 1-1/2 bdrm apart., quiet & safe neighborhood, $900/mo. incl. utils. Julia. 452-0790

RICHMOND ANNEX, furn./unfurn. 2-bdrm, 1-bth house, frpl, bay views, gourmet kitchen, open living area design, herb & flower gardens, fenced yd, $950/mo. Jan, X5747, 237-9605

PARIS, FRANCE, lg., furn. 2-bdrm apt, slps 4, cent. located, avail. Jan.-Dec. '95, min. 6 mos., FF8500/mo. 649-3022 (after 7 p.m./wkend)

WANTED: Young Japanese scientist & wife seek quiet, furn. 1-bdrm apt w/pvt. kitchen & bth, prefer no. of UCB or nr trans., mid-Oct. thru late Feb. David Attwood, X4463

WANTED: No. Berkeley studio/cottage for 2 people & 1 cat, prefer sunlight, frpl, garden, non furn., will pay up to $750/mo. Maureen, 834-6863

WANTED: 2 Univ. of Michigan academics seek furn. 2-bedroom house in or nr Berkeley, from approx. 1/7-6/30, $1400 max. Nancy 525-1652

WANTED: Furn. 3-bdrm apt/house within walking distance to LBL shuttle, for three visiting scholars, 10/31 - 1/30/95, max. $1800/mo. X7762, X7438

WANTED: Visiting scholar, Japanese male in his 20's, non-smoking, seeks small studio/apt in No. Berkeley, will stay till 3/31/95, up to $600/mo. Minoru Tanigaki, X6807


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


LOST: Motorola cell-phone, between Fire House & Grizzly Gate, 9/29/90. Bill Brown, X7183


CAT, 2 yr. old Calico, female, recently abandoned. Mark, X6554

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