LBNL Currents

September 22, 1995

Table of Contents

Researchers tame crystals with novel film

By Mike Wooldridge, MA

The technological gap between modern science and the humble oyster has narrowed.

Lab researchers have invented a thin, membrane-like film that grows "totally aligned" crystals, similar to those that make up oyster pearls, seashells, bones, teeth, and other natural, mineral-rich structures. Clusters of tiny, calcium carbonate crystals, all oriented in the same direction, spontaneously form on the film when a calcium carbonate solution is dropped on the film surface.

Materials scientists Deborah Charych and Amir Berman, and colleagues in the biomolecular materials program at LBNL's Center for Advanced Materials, reported the research in the July 28 issue of the journal Science.

The real pearls of the technology may be gentler, less expensive ways to produce the aligned materials prized by the electronics industry. Current methods of making certain hi-tech, crystalline ceramics, for instance, require heating metal ingredients to several hundred degrees Celsius, followed by a complex cooling process. Thin films, Charych says, have the potential to do the same work, but at room temperature and with water-based ingredients.

The aligned crystals made with such films could also be a valuable tool for basic research on materials structure. "By hitting aligned crystals with an aligned beam of light--for instance, from a synchrotron light source--it should be possible to probe their electronic structure in new ways," Charych says.

At the molecular level, crystals are models of organization. They are made of symmetrical layers of atoms stacked atop one another, like apples at a produce market. The regular arrangement of the atoms give rise, on a large scale, to a crystal's distinctive shape and smooth, flat faces.

Nature uses collections of tiny crystal grains to build shells, skeletons, and other hard structures. The crystals are grown on beds of proteins. Mollusks, for instance, use protein beds to lay down successive layers of calcium carbonate crystals for shells; an oyster's pearl is crafted in a similar layer-by-layer fashion around a grain of sand.

The key to making the most of crystals for structure is to direct how the grains form relative to one another among the proteins. When crystal grains are aligned--with their faces oriented in the same direction like musicians in a marching band--the resulting material is much stronger. This is one reason chalk (made of unaligned calcium carbonate) is brittle, while sea shells (made of aligned calcium carbonate and protein) are hard.

Materials scientists have tried to mimic nature's crystals by substituting the protein beds with simple acidic films. The films are made of molecular chains with charged heads and long, uncharged tails, similar to the building blocks of cell membranes. On a water surface, such chains bunch together to form thin films, with their charged heads ordered regularly on the film surface. The regularity of the heads provides a foundation for mineral atoms to crystallize.

Until now, researchers have been able to match nature only to a limited extent, growing partially aligned crystals. The crystals would all grow with the same face against the film surface, but with their other faces pointing in different directions.

Charych and Berman were able to grow totally aligned crystals by making a film made of molecules that acted cooperatively as the crystals formed. They built their film with a type of molecule called a polydiacetylene (PDA), which has a reactive bond in its uncharged tail. When PDA films are exposed to ultra-violet light, the bonds connect to one another--that is, the film polymerizes.

A crystal that forms atop one area of a PDA film causes that part of the film's structure to shift slightly. But because the chains of film are connected, the surrounding chains shift in tandem. This structural cooperation means that crystals that form on the film are in total alignment.

The researchers knew the film's structure was changing shape because the crystals caused the film to turn from blue to red. PDA films are special from other thin films in that the type of light wavelength they transmit is sensitive to changes in their underlying surface.

"We've shown that the film-crystal interface is a dynamic system," Charych says. "The color change tells us the film is not passively sitting there while the crystal forms. It actually reorganizes itself to optimize the best fit for the growing crystal."

Charych has previously used similar films to create a simple, color-based test for the flu virus. In the flu test, PDA films were topped with sialic acid sugars, the cell-surface molecules to which flu viruses bind when infecting human cells. Flu attachment to the sialic acids caused the film to change color, signaling the presence of virus.

Contract talks may begin soon

University officials have a green light from the UC Board of Regents to begin discussions leading to negotiations that could result in the renewal of the contracts for UC's management of the Berkeley, Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories.

At their September business meeting, the Regents approved a unanimous recommendation from the Board's Committee on Oversight of the DOE Laboratories instructing the UC Office of the President to begin contract discussions with the DOE. The action also calls for Regents' Chair Clair Burgener to appoint three regents to "advise and assist" in the negotiations.

In presenting the recommendation to the Regents, V. Wayne Kennedy, UC senior vice president for business and finance, described the action as "a preliminary step" toward possible renewal of the contracts. They run concurrently for five years and expire Sept. 30, 1997.

The urging to begin discussions came at the urging of the UC President's Council on the National Laboratories. The 27-member advisory group of experts from the academic, governmental, and private industrial communities is chaired by Stanford University professor Sidney Drell, who also is deputy director of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.

In a letter to UC President Jack W. Peltason, Drell wrote that the council strongly believes that continuation of the University's laboratory management role "is in the best interest of the nation and is of major value to the laboratories and to the University of California system."

Have fun as an Open House volunteer

Looking for an interesting way to experience the Laboratory's Open House on Oct. 28? You could volunteer as a greeter, tour guide, children's program assistant, or other fun position. The organizing committee is looking for volunteers in the following areas: If you are interested in helping out, please contact Susan Torrano (X6734 or A group meeting for all volunteers will be scheduled in October.

Patent Department: In answer to your question...

From time to time, the attorneys and patent agents in LBNL's Patent Department receive questions from individual researchers, the answers to which may be of general interest to others in the Laboratory. The following are two such examples. If you have questions for the Patent Department, call X7058. In order for the publication of an article to trigger the U.S. deadline and the loss of foreign patent rights, the article must describe the invention in sufficient detail to enable one skilled in that scientific art to practice it. The article must also be freely available to any member of the public. This does not mean, however, that only articles in scientific journals may be considered published. LBNL reports, if catalogued and available on reguest from the library, can be considered publications. Even graduate theses, if catalogued in a public library, can be considered publications for the purpose of patent validation.


Brought to you by LBNL's Health Services Department

On-site flu vaccinations

Health Services will be offering low-cost flu vaccinations to employees over age 18 at two Thursday morning clinics this year--from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 5 and 12. The cost is $8, payable by check that day to V.N.A.H.N.C. (Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Northern California). Please call Health Services ((X6266) for an appointment. It is suggested that you contact your own physician if you have specific personal concerns about receiving the vaccine. For more information, contact Nancy Montoya, R.N., at X6266.

Weight Watchers program

The Weight Watchers At Work Program being offered at Health Services every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. will be starting a new 12-week session on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Join now for support over the holidays.

The cost is $120 for the 12-week session; there is no registration fee. This is a prepaid program, so payment is due by Tuesday, Oct. 3. The program is open to both men and women. For a registration form or more information, call Linda Scudero at X5334.

N e w s W i r e


President Clinton's economic adviser, Laura D'Andrea Tyson, told industrial leaders that the actions taken by Congressional Republicans threatens a 50-year history of bipartisan support for federal R&D. "Today, under the guise of balancing the budget, the Congressional majority has waged a sharp and ideological attack on federal support of science and technology," said Tyson, who is a professor at UC Berkeley. According to the White House, appropriations bills now pending in Congress would cut overall federal R&D investment by about one-third. "Republicans seem to be much more sympathetic to projects in which the government puts in 100% of the R&D dollars than they are to the projects carried out in partnership with industry," said Tyson. "Federal support for R&D spawns ideas and insight and innovation that the private sector then builds upon. If the federal dollars aren't there...don't expect the private sector to take up the slack."


In a meeting with six national lab directors, House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), spoke highly of the labs in terms of their history and referred to them as "world-class assets." He urged the directors to "think boldly" and said that those labs that change to meet new demands will do well while those that don't "will become dinosaurs." Given the antipathy of other Republican Representatives to R&D research they call "corporate welfare," it was surprising that Gingrich also stated that the national labs ought to be involved in technology commercialization.


Deputy Energy Secretary Charles Curtis has asked Congress not to act on any proposals to make cuts in the national laboratory system until DOE completes its strategic plan later this year. The plan, Curtis said, will help the department determine the proper sizes of the labs and eliminate any overlap among them. Testifying before a joint hearing of the House Science subcommittees on energy and environment and basic research, Curtis said DOE expects at least a 10-percent reduction in workforce at the national labs and is committed to carving $1.4 billion from their budgets. DOE opposes two Republican bills (H.R. 87 and H.R. 1993) that propose the establishment of an independent commission to determine the size and number of labs, patterned after the military base-closure commission. DOE also opposes a Democrat measure (H.R. 1510) that would mandate a one-third cut in the labs' workforce over the next 10 years.


Senate Budget Committee chairman Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) has downplayed the warnings issued earlier this month by the American Association for the Advancement of Science that federal R&D funding will decline by one-third by the year 2002 (see Newswire, 9/1/95). Domenici argues that the Senate has actually increased funding for R&D programs, especially for DOE. "Senate-passed levels for DOE R&D appropriations would increase by 4.1 percent," he said. AAAS counters that most of this increase is due "entirely to a boost of $335.2 million, or 13.1 percent, in weapons research." Copies of the AAAS report, called, "Interim Report on Congressional Appropriations for R&D in FY 1996," can be obtained by calling AAAS at (202) 326-6000.

Lab saying goodbye to paper timecards

Employee timecards are going online. LETS, which stands for Laboratory Employee Time System, is in the process of becoming the Laboratory's new time reporting system; it will replace the paper timecards currently in use by LBNL employees. The system is in the process of being implemented in phases throughout the Laboratory. In the end, it will be accessed by more than 1,500 employees, making this the largest implementation of an administrative computer application at LBNL.

LETS allows employees (or inputters for groups of employees) to enter time through their desktop workstation. Online edits of cost accounts, job order numbers, leave balances and work policies make the data accurate at the point of entry. This, in turn, reduces the work of division personnel who currently make hundreds of adjustments each month based on inaccuracies of timecard data. The system also allows for online approvals of time by supervisory personnel.

Last month, a party was held for the two Divisions who led the way in implementing LETS. Linda Maio and Joe Jezukewicz, division administrators for the Chemical Sciences and Energy & Environment divisions, volunteered their divisions to be the first to implement LETS. After a setup and testing phase, both groups went online on July 17. Maintenance and Operations followed closely behind. Currently, there are about 230 people using LETS in these groups.

The rest of the Laboratory will go onto LETS in two phases. The first phase started in August with Engineering, Materials Sciences, Earth Sciences and the rest of Facilities. These groups have gone through the setup and learning phase and went online this week. This has added about 700 people to the LETS user community and will result in electronic time entry for nearly half of LBNL's employees.

In October, the rest of LBNL will be going through the setup and learning phase and will go online before calendar year-end. The remaining groups will be contacted by the LETS Implementation Team in early October to start the process.

Telephone notes

Two groups merge

The Telephone Services Group and the Integrated Communications Systems Service Center have been merged into one group, now known as the Telephone Service Center (TSC). The customer service number for the TSC is X7997. All questions and requests for telephone repair or service should be directed to this number.

New phone book on its way

The 1995 Laboratory directory is scheduled for distribution next week. Effective with the new directory, publishing of personal information (home telephone number, spouse, second home telephone number and home address) has been discontinued as a cost-saving measure.

Computing Z O N E

Computing Zone features topics of interest to computer users at LBL. Send suggestions and comments to Mike Wooldridge at

Another Word virus on the loose

The Microsoft Word virus known as Winword-Concept (reported in Currents last week) has spawned kin. Virus experts have detected a second, more dangerous Word-based virus called Winword-Nuclear.

The Information and Computing Sciences Division has made available virus scanning programs to detect and eradicate Winword-Concept. The software is on the Web:

Clicking the appropriate link automatically downloads anti-viral documents to your computer. To activate a virus scan, open the documents from inside Word.

Scanning software for Winword-Nuclear is not yet available. For more information, contact Mark Rosenberg (X6708), the Lab's computer protection program manager.

Both viruses travel in Microsoft Word documents and infect when the documents are opened. Reports indicate that Winword-Nuclear only affects systems running Word for Windows. The Windows-Concept virus propagates on both Mac and Windows platforms.

After infection by Winword-Nuclear, every twelfth file set to the printer will have the phrase "And finally I would like to say: Stop all French Nuclear Testing in the Pacific" tacked on to its end. The virus also sets Word to attempt to erase system files on April 5.

The less malicious Winword-Concept displays a pop-up window with the number "1" in the center the first time it infects.

Both Winword-Concept and Winword-Nuclear corrupt the system in the form of "macros." Macros are custom sequences of Word commands that users may add to their system for ease of use. The viruses add their own macros to Word, causing the infected software to behave in unpredictable ways.

The viruses spread by way of Word's default template. After infection, all new documents created by Word using the "Save As" command are infected with the virus from the template.

System exposed to the viruses will have distinctive names added to their macro lists. Winword-Nuclear adds "Dropsuriv" and "Insert Payload." Winword-Concept adds "AAAZAO" and "AAAZFS." (Word users can view the macro list under Word's Tools menu).

Because the viruses travel in Word documents, they raise new issues about computer security. They break the general rule that says viruses live in executable files. Most virus scanners ignore non-executable files, such as Word documents, when checking for infection. This is why current anti-virus software won't recognize the new viruses.

MAC attack

Where are all the Macs? A lot are at LBNL and other DOE sites, according to MacWEEK magazine.

LBNL ranked 20th in the magazine's seventh annual "MacWEEK 200" survey last month, which looks at the largest Macintosh-using corporations and government institutions in the United States and Canada. According to the totals, LBNL has 2,907 Macintosh computers, compared to 2,050 PCs and 425 workstations.

Lawrence Livermore National Lab was number one in the survey with 13,150 Macs. Other DOE facilities in the top 20 included Los Alamos (8,100 Macs), Savannah River (6,550), Sandia (4,750), and Rocky Flats (3,965). Most of the top Mac-using sites were government-funded facilities, many of them defense, energy, or health-related.

The number of Mac computers at the 200 sites totaled 290,000. But even at the most Mac-infested sites, Intel-standard machines have the edge overall. PCs make up 49 percent of the computers at the sites surveyed, while Macs make up 39 percent.

Fleet Operations keeps vehicles up and running

The Laboratory's Fleet Operations--operated by Facilities' Support Services Group--is responsible for the acquisition, distribution and maintenance of more than 300 motor vehicles in service at the Lab. Most of the vehicles are assigned on a long-term basis to various groups for transporting material and personnel around the site.

Each group pays a monthly rental fee and mileage for each vehicle. Vehicle use is limited to official business, which may include trips to local businesses, the DOE Oakland office or other nearby facilities. A few vehicles are available for short-term use (a day or so) by any employee who has need, a valid account number, and a valid driver's license. Long-term vehicle assignment requests should come from a group's office. There may be a waiting period until a vehicle becomes available.

The Laboratory leases its cars, trucks and other vehicles from the GSA Fleet Management Center in South San Francisco. Until recently, on-site vehicle repairs were handled by Fleet Operations. However, the GSA agreement allows the Lab access to many local repair facilities. Standard services, such as fueling, oil changes and periodic maintenance, remain on-site.

Call Fleet Operations at X5475:

Bats roost at the Hall

"Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats" swoops into the Lawrence Hall of Science on Sept. 24, featuring facts about one of the world's most misunderstood mammals. The exhibit combines fun and learning with special effects, multi-sensory activities, an upside-down Gothic gallery, and a rare public display of live bats.

Walking or crawling through an interactive cave at the museum, visitors can explore roosting habits, hibernation and other bat behaviors. Visitors can maneuver a bat model through a twisting cave using only hearing--just like a bat. The exhibit also features bat fossils, bat folklore, and video footage showcasing the animal's extraordinary abilities.

Live bats on display are courtesy of the Lindsay Museum in Walnut Creek.

LHS is open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 642-5132.

Green Team litter cleanup

The litter cleanup team is in action again. Please meet at Bldg. 46 at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 6, if you would like to help beautify the site. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. The project should take about 20 minutes. Free LBNL mugs will be given to the first 20 employees who participate.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Wednesday, Sept. 27

Guest Lecture

Noon, Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Michael L. Smith, founder and president of the American Indian Film Institute, will speak on "Native Americans and the Media Arts," at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. His talk is the final event in the Lab's celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Smith has spent the last 16 years organizing Native Americans in the film industry and promoting accurate depictions of Native Americans in the media. In 1975, while working with the Seattle-based United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, he started the first American Indian Film Festival. Smith is a member of the Sioux Tribes of Ft. Peck, Montana.

Express yourself to the world

In response to requests for a simpler shipping form for priority letters and documents, LBNL Shipping is making available an "express" form to be used to send priority letters anywhere in the world. This form eliminates the need to complete the multi-page shipping document (7600-55567) when sending letters, manuscripts or other printed material from the Laboratory.

The bright orange, 1/2-page form is to be used only for printed material/documents. It is available from Shipping (Bldg. 69, X5084), or by calling Tammy Thompson at X5404.

Rideshare Week -- Sept. 25-29

This year marks the 10th annual celebration of California Rideshare Week, Sept. 25-29. The goal of the statewide campaign is to increase awareness of transportation issues among commuters--the people who can make the most difference.

As California's population increases, the need for alternative transportation methods also increases. Overemphasis on single-occupant vehicles as a means to and from work results in severe traffic congestions and contributes to California's air pollution.

In addition to easing traffic congestion, ridesharing--whether in a car or van--reduces the demand on our transportation system, fuel consumption, exhaust emissions, transportation costs, and parking needs. It also reduces stress on commuters.

If you are interested in ridesharing by carpool or vanpool and would like to know who is commuting from your area, contact LBNL Transportation Coordinator Carma Hamer ( or X5196) for a matchlist application.

Golf Club results

Results of the LBNL Golf Club's Sept. 9 tournament at Peacock Gap are as follow:

First Flight Second Flight Third Flight

1st Tom Corbin Harry Jelonek Rich Cobb

2nd Mark Campagna Jerry Young Vickie Weber

3rd Harry Helliwell Denny Parra Tim Winn

The next tournament will take place at Windsor Golf Course in Windsor. Employees, retirees or their family members who would like to take part should call Harry Helliwell at X6023.

Trout fishing derby

LBNL's Outdoor Club is sponsoring a trout fishing derby on Saturday, Sept. 30. The angler landing and weighing in the biggest trout will win the biggest prize. Tickets are $1. For derby details and reservations, contact Al Harcourt, X7660, or Bruce MacDonell, X6476. All employees and their family members are invited to participate.

Calendar of Events for September 25 to October 6

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.

25 m o n d a y


Noon - 1 p.m., Bldg. 2-100B.


"Experimental Studies of Solvent Quality in Model Polymeric Fluids: Implications for Extensional Viscoelastic Flows" will be presented by Michael Solomon of UCB; "Studies of Protein Interactions and Separations in Aqueous Electrolyte Solutions" will be presented by Christopher Coen of UCB at 3:30 p.m. in the Pitzer Auditorium; Refreshments, 3 p.m.


"Tunneling From a 1D Hydrogen Atom" will be presented by John Goodkind of UCSD at 4:30 p.m. in 1 Le Conte Hall; Refreshments, 4 p.m., 375 Le Conte Hall.

26 t u e s d a y


"The Mammary End Bud as an Experimental Animal" will be presented by Charles Daniel of UCSC at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 62-203.


Eric Norman of the Nuclear Science Division will speak on "Stellar Alchemy: The Origin of the Chemical Elements" at 7:30 p.m. at the California Academy of Sciences Morrison Planetarium.

27 w e d n e s d a y


Michael Smith, Director of the American Indian Film Institute, will speak on "Native Americans and the Media Arts" at noon in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium.

28 t h u r s d a y


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


"Accelerator Electronics" will be presented by Henry Lancaster; "Induction Accelerators" will be presented by Lou Reginato at 11 a.m. in Bldg. 70A-3377.


Noon - 1 p.m., Bldg. 70A Conf. Rm.


"Ultrathin Metal Films: From Unusual Structures to Novel Storage Media" will be presented by Mathias Wuttig of AT&T Bell Laboratories at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


Lincoln Greenhill of CFA will speak at 3:30 p.m. in 1 Le Conte Hall, title to be announced; Refreshments, 3 p.m., 661 Campbell Hall.


"Hints of New Physics in Neutrino Data" will be presented by Rabindra Mohapatra of the University of Maryland at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 50A-5132; Refreshments, 3:40 p.m.

29 f r i d a y


"Mechanical Behavior of the Annulus Fibrosis" will be presented by Jeffrey Lotz of UCSF at 1 p.m. in 3110 Etcheverry Hall; Refreshments.


"Adsorbate-Induced Surface Stress" will be presented by Alexander Grossmann from KFA-Julich at 3 p.m. in Bldg. 62-203.

2 m o n d a y


"Experimental High Energy Astrophysics, Planetary, & Solar Physics" will be presented by Bob Linn of the SSL at 3 p.m. in 643 Campbell Hall.


"An Industrial Perspective on Process Synthesis" will be presented by Jeffrey Siirola of Eastman Chemicals at 4 p.m. in the Pitzer Auditorium; Refreshments, 3:30 p.m.


"Fermat's Last Theorem" will be presented by Kenneth A. Ribet of UCB at 4:30 p.m. in 1 Le Conte; Refreshments, 4 p.m., 375 Le Conte.

3 t u e s d a y


"Nanoparticles Engineered to Resemble Cell Surfaces in vivo to Inhibit Binding" will be presented by Jon Nagy of the Materials Sciences Division at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 66-316.

4 w e d n e s d a y


12:10 - 1 p.m., Bldg. 2-100

5 t h u r s d a y


"The Role of Surface-Generated Gas-Phase Radicals in Catalysis" will be presented by Jack H. Lunsford of Texas A&M University at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


"The Intra-Group Medium in Poor Groups of Galaxies" will be presented by John Mulchaey of the Carnegie Observatory at 3:30 p.m. in 1 Le Conte Hall; Refreshments, 3 p.m., 661 Campbell Hall.


"Are There Interesting Amomalies in the Decays of Bottom Hadrons?" will be presented by Adam Falk of the John Hopkins University at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 50A-5132; Refreshments, 3:40 p.m.

6 f r i d a y


Currents ONLINE edition

The full text of each edition of Currents is published on the Lab's home page on the World Wide Web. View it at under "Research News and Publications." To set up your computer to access the World Wide Web, call the Mac and PC Support Group at X6858.

Dining Center Menu for Sept. 25 to 29


Early Bird 2 eggs, 2 bacon, hash browns, toast & coffee $2.95

Today's soup Lentil vegetable $1.35 & $1.95

Bistro fare Pasta saute: mostaccioli, tomatoes, artichokes, basil & parmesan(TM) $3.95

Passports South of the Border a la carte

Sadie's Grill Fishwich w/fries $3.05


Early Bird Cinnamon raisin French toast, 2 bacon & coffee $2.95

Soup Tomato & basil(TM) $1.35 & $1.95

Bistro fare Pasta salad w/turkey, spinach, parmesan & tomato dressing $3.95

Passports Mexican fiesta salad $3.95

Sadie's Grill Grilled Reuben w/fries $3.95


Early Bird Breakfast burrito w/coffee $2.95

Soup Italian zucchini(TM) $1.35 & $1.95

Bistro fare Roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy & veggies $3.95

Passports South of the Border a la carte

Sadie's Grill Mushroom steakburger w/fries $3.95


Early Bird Blueberry pancakes w/coffee $2.05

Soup Creamy clam chowder $1.35 & $1.95

Bistro fare Curried chicken breast saute w/carrots, apples & zucchini w/rice $3.95

Passports South of the Border a la carte

Sadie's Grill Monterey chicken breast sandwich w/fries $3.95


Early Bird Ham scramble w/coffee $2.60

Soup Turkey noodle $1.35 & $1.95

Bistro fare Pasta Piatti w/breadstick(TM) $3.95

Passports Pasta Piatti w/breadstick(TM) $3.95

Sadie's Grill Salmon burger w/celery root aioli w/fries $3.95

(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.


'74 PLYMOUTH Valiant, 4-dr, brown, white top, looks/runs great, $800/b.o. X5878, 525 3329

'77 PORSCHE 924, 4-spd, new valves & more, gd body/tires/int., runs exc., s/r, must sell, $1950/b.o. John, X4556 (7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)

'83 HONDA Accord, 4-dr, 5-spd, a/c, AM/FM cass., 125K mi., $3K. Cathie, X6439

'83 MAZDA RX7 rare LE, immac., orig. silver, 5-spd, 6 spkr AM/FM/cass/eq., sunroof, maint. & garaged by orig. owner, 112K mi., $2700. Mark, X7087, 486-8079

'85 AUDI 5000S fuel injection, gd cond., 100K mi., engine 40K mi., $2K. Anton, X5183

'85 HONDA Accord, 2-dr hatchbk, 96K mi., $3500. Peter, X5983

'86 TOYOTA Camry, 4-dr, 5-spd, a/c, gd shape, 82K mi., $4K/b.o. Norman, X5624, 841-9216 (after 8 p.m.)

'87 FORD/MERCURY Lynx, 5-spd, 60K mi., gd engine & tires, needs clutch, $1200/b.o. 635-4417 (after 6 p.m.)

'87 SUBARU GL wgn, 4WD, gd cond., a/c, AM/FM cass., 125K mi., $3900. Chris, X5385, (415) 485-1218

'88 TOYOTA 4x4 pickup, new tires, shocks & brakes, 60K mi., 1 owner, great cond., extras, $7500/b.o. Manuel, X5901, Jack, 689-4089

'89 FORD Ranger XLT, exc. cond., camper shell, clean in & out, $4900/b.o. Jeniffer, 632-3191

BIKE RACK, hoop style for VW Beetle, $10. Kurt, X4061, 528-7747

MOTORCYCLE, '85 Yamaha XT600, 11.5K mi., 5 gal. tank, new front tire, break pads, $1500/b.o. Stefan, X4555, 849-4531

TIRES (4), Dunlop Gold Seal, radial, P195/75R14, $160. Yongyop, X5397, 524-4199

TRAVEL TRAILER, 27' Airstream, remodeled bth, lg. kitchen, a/c, storage space, $3500/b.o. X5097, 352-7752

TRUCK CAMPER, rides low, cranks up for camping, exc. cond., $3500. X7729, 799- 7041


FLASK, metal, pocket sz. Alan, 763-4224

INTERPRETER, read Swedish hand-written on postcards from early part of century. Jackie, X6325

OPPORTUNITY to do design, implementation & integration of systems, exp. in C, Fortran & Assembler, p/t is acceptable. Viki, X4726, 549-1876 (eve.)

SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR, Texas Instr., w/graphing capabilities, TI-80. Walter, 233-1088 (eve.)


S.F. OPERA, Sat. eve., balcony pr., Anna Bolena 9/30, possibly others, $84/pr. P. Concus, 526-3519


ANTIQUE DRESSER w/mirror, needs refinishing, $65. Kurt, X4061, 528-7747

BIKE, men's 26", never used, $90. Hutchie, 235-2136

COMPUTER, Mac Classic 2/40, immac. cond. + 2400/9600 data/fax modem, good for simple logins & word process., $350. John, 865-9023 (msg.)

COMPUTER SCREEN, Apple Multiscan 15", used 1 yr., $300/b.o.; AppleDesign keyboard, $60/b.o. Chris, X4828, 548-5914 (eve.)

COLOR TV, 22", remote ctrl, Zenith, sm. antenna, $80. Ed, 704-9261

EXERCISE STEPPER, $15; baby carrier, $15; spillproof keyboard, $15; drawing board, $100. X6479

FUTON, queen sz., frame, $190/both; futon frame, full sz., $50; wood desk, 20"x44", 2-drwrs, $45; heater, $20; vacuum cleaner, $15; stools, $5. Pam, X4558, 231-2446 (eve.)

GARAGE/ESTATE SALE, multi-family, 9/23 & 24, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., 616 Key Blvd., El Cerrito, low prices, furniture, clothing, toys, kitchenware, etc.

GRANDMOTHER CLOCK, art deco, circa 1920, w/built-in radio & short-wave radio w/orig. tubes, $325/b.o. Janis, X6620

NORDIC TRACK PRO, w/workout comp. & pulse sensor, $475/b.o.; rowing machine, Avita #950 SL w/accutimer, $200/b.o.; hedge trimmer, Black & Decker, 16", $15; lawn edger, elec., Black & Decker, heavy-duty, $30; shop vacuum, $15; Formica table top, $5. Cindy, 237-3894

SAILBOAT, '83 Hunter, 25', exc. cond., 9.9 ob w/elec. start, slps 4, teak int., full canvas, depth/knot meter, windvane, propane BBQ, VHF/AM/FM radio, new lights, stove, bthrm, sink, extras, fresh water berthed, $7300/b.o. Rob, X4028

SOFA, floral print, 85" long, exc. cond., $155. Lisa, 653-6964

SOFABED, brown & beige pattern, queen sz., best offer. Julie Jones, X4583, 232-6919

WALKING SHOES, Avia, white, women's sz. 9, never worn, $65. Shelley, X4737


NO. BERKELEY, lg., sunny, upstairs furn. room w/patio in lg., quiet house, nr trans., avail. 11/1/95 - 5/1/96, share kitchen & bth, no smoking or pets, suitable for 1 person only, $365/mo. incl. laundry fac. & utils. 525-8043

EL SOBRANTE, furn. lg. bdrm/ofc. in spacious rural house, lots of yd & storage space, pets OK, avail. 10/1, $525/mo. X6129

WANTED: cottage, studio, or 1-bdrm w/privacy & yd for LBNL employee. Steve, X6966

WANTED: rm. for quiet, considerate, nonsmoking LBNL professional, nr trans. Mark, X5751, 237-5914


EL CERRITO, 3-bdrm, 2-1/2 bth townhome, move-in cond., remodeled kitchen w/custom oak cabinets, frpl, attached 2-car garage w/storage cabinets, incl. washer, dryer, refrigerator & window coverings, exc. loc., walk to BART, bus & shopping, 15 min. to LBNL, orig. owner, $165K. Randy, 527-9800, 235-8921

MARTINEZ, 2-bdrm, 1-bth townhouse, new landscaped yd, 2-car garage, swimming pool, quiet neighborhood, $104,050. Manuel, X5901, 370-6323

OAKLAND, Oakmore, 3905 Lyman Rd., 2-bdrm, 1+bth house, finished basement, fruit trees in back, $189K. X5278

RICHMOND, Marina Bay, 2-bdrm, 2.5 bth, townhouse, move-in cond., partial marina view, carpet, dining rm, washer, dryer, refrig., sm. fenced front yd, 2 car parking in rear, $154K. Teresa, 243-1351


SO. LAKE TAHOE, Tahoe Keys, 3-bdrm, 2.5-bth, 2-story house, w/boat dock, mountain views, quiet area, nr everything. Bob, 376-2211


FUTON, queen sz., gd cond., collect in cent. Berkeley. Dave, 704-0462

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