LBNL Currents

September 29, 1995

Table of Contents

Lab roads to have Nobel names

By Ron Kolb

Employees and visitors frustrated by confusing intersections of nameless roads on the Hill are about to get relief. The Laboratory is going to name the roads in honor of its most decorated scientists.

Nine roads will be named for the Berkeley Lab's Nobel Prize winners, which "will be an enduring tribute to the men who have brought so much distinction and recognition to our Laboratory," said Director Charles Shank. The roads will be officially dedicated at a special luncheon ceremony during the Oct. 28 Open House.

The project is part of an ongoing signage review program that is intended to improve navigation and circulation around the Lab. Future plans include the conversion of Cyclotron Road to handle two-way traffic throughout its length.

Cyclotron Road, the only artery on the site with a formal name, will remain the main Laboratory access road under the new arrangement, though under that name it will terminate at Bevatron Circle. From there, it will continue as "Lawrence Road" to the Strawberry gate (see map), honoring Laboratory founder Ernest Orlando Lawrence, who won the Nobel Prize in physics in 1939 and directed the Laboratory from 1931 to 1958.

Other Nobelists, and the roads that have been named after them, include:

In the next few weeks, various location signs will be updated and new ones will be added to reflect the new names.

Program pays commuters to take public transit

By Mike Wooldridge

Drivers who have lacked the incentive to take public transit to work will have it this fall.

On Sept. 25, the Laboratory unveiled its new Commuter Check Program, which will distribute vouchers to career employees in return for relinquishing their parking permits. The vouchers can be used to buy tickets or passes for buses, BART, Cal Train and most other local transit systems. Some vanpools also accept the checks. The vouchers may not be turned in for cash.

The size of each check depends on how far each commuter drives to work. Employees traveling 5 to 25 miles will receive vouchers worth $30 per month. Those who trek more than 25 miles will receive vouchers worth $50 per month. The voucher money will come out of a grant to the Laboratory from the Alameda County Congestion Management Agency.

A day after the announcement, Carma Hamer, the Lab's employee transportation coordinator, had already received dozens of requests for applications.

The check program may be the key to reaching the Laboratory's public transportation goals, as measured by the Lab's Vehicle Employee Ratio (VER). The statistics are determined periodically by tallying cars entering through lab gates, combined with transportation surveys. Last year, the Lab just missed making its VER goal of 0.79 by scoring 0.84. The goal for 1995 is 0.76.

"Hopefully the check program will be the ticket to getting employees out of their cars and reaching our goal," Hamer says.

ICSD's Ron Hall, who has been taking BART and AC Transit to the Lab for 16 years, thinks checks are the best incentive yet to get employees out of their cars. "There are costs involved in taking public transit," he said. "It takes me an extra 30 minutes to come in from San Francisco. The fact that this program will help commuters financially should help make a difference."

Now in cities nationwide, the Commuter Check Program began in the Bay Area in 1991. Since then it has helped more than 800 local companies encourage its employees to use public transportation.

The first Commuter Checks are expected go out to employees in December. For more information or a program application, contact Carma Hamer at X5196 or [email protected]

Clinton supports DOE laboratories

By Lynn Yarris

"While it would be easy to destroy premier federal laboratories through severe budget cuts or senseless closures, that is not a path this Administration will follow."

With those words, President Clinton declared his strong support for DOE's national laboratory system and the laboratories of NASA and the Department of Defense. On Sept. 25, the White House released the results of a review of the laboratories by the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC). Based on these results, the President issued the following statement:

"I have concluded that these laboratories provide essential services to the nation in fundamental science, national security, environmental protection and cleanup, and industrial competitiveness. Many of these laboratories are equipped with research tools that are among the finest in the world. They employ personnel with extraordinary, and in many cases, irreplaceable talent. These labs have contributed greatly to our nation in the past and hold the potential for contributions of tremendous importance in the future."

In a follow-up press conference to the President's announcement, Secretary of Energy Hazel O'Leary told a national media audience, "The President has provided a powerful validation of the importance of the DOE national laboratories to the future security, prosperity, and well-being of our nation. He has given me clear guidance on how the Department's laboratories should be managed to ensure delivery of the maximum benefits for future generations. We are acting on that guidance with aggressive reforms that will make these labs more efficient and effective, while preserving their capacity for excellence in science and technology."

In addition to his endorsement of the laboratories that NSTC reviewed, which included this Lab, the President also signed a "decision directive" ordering DOE to continue operating its three nuclear weapons laboratories, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, and Sandia. He said the continued vitality of these laboratories is "essential" for ensuring confidence in the safety and reliability of nuclear weapon stockpiles in the absence of nuclear testing. This represents a rejection of the recommendation made by the Galvin Task Force that all nuclear weapons research be transferred from Livermore to Los Alamos.

"Today's announcement by the President will end speculation about the future of the Department's nuclear weapons labs," O'Leary said. "It also puts down a marker regarding this Administration's support for the DOE national laboratory system and gives new impetus to the Department's management reforms. While the Department will continue its aggressive reform efforts aimed at cutting costs at the labs--which will include downsizing and possible closure of redundant or excessive capabilities--the President has made it clear that this Administration opposes lab closures that would damage the Nation's capacity to deliver benefits to society through science and technology."

The national labs that were the primary focus of the NSTC review, in addition to Berkeley, were Argonne, Brookhaven, the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, the Pacific Northwest Laboratory, and the Sandia National Laboratories. These were the same labs evaluated by the Galvin Task Force.

A fine finish

CAPTION -- On Friday, Sept. 22, more than 700 employees took to the Laboratory hills in the 18th annual Runaround. First place winner Ken Gregorian (right) wrapped up the race in 9:52 minutes, while Kazuko Aoyagi, with a time of 12:31, finished first among women runners for the third year in a row. They were congratulated by Deputy Director for Operations Klaus Berkner (center). Final results, which are being tallied by diligent volunteers, and more photos will appear in next week's Currents. Photo by Joe Moore

Directorate downsizes
in response to federal cuts

By Ron Kolb

The second phase of a cost reduction process in Laboratory administrative and support operations--downsizing of the Directorate staff--will result in an annual savings of about $1.2 million, according to Deputy Director for Research Pier Oddone.

He said that, although the elimination of 15 permanent and three temporary positions last week resulted in the unfortunate loss of valued employees, the action, together with the recently completed reductions in Operations, "makes the Laboratory much more competitive in an increasingly difficult fiscal environment."

Oddone said the Directorate reductions, plus the earlier downsizing in Operations, which yielded 151 positions and an estimated annual savings of $5 million, will lead to lower administrative costs--an attractive prospect for future program and project funders.

Four employees in the Directorate volunteered for layoff. Nine others were involuntarily laid off, and three temporary assignments were ended. Two unfilled positions were eliminated. Affected employees were offered counseling and career assistance programs through the Human Resources Department.

Director Charles Shank cited a Department of Energy commitment to save $14.5 billion over the next five years--including $1.4 billion in non-program cuts at the laboratories--as the main impetus for cuts within the Directorate units. These units include the offices of the Deputy Director for Research, Industry and Government Partnerships, Laboratory Counsel, Work-force Diversity, and Planning and Communications.

"This is the least pleasant task of any administrator," Shank told an open meeting of his staff prior to the reduction-in-force. "But if we don't reduce our costs and take work out of the system, we won't have a future to debate. We are losing very valuable, wonderful people. But broader forces are defining what we have to do." n

Women in Science and Engineering Seminar

Lorna A. Greening of the Laboratory's Energy Analysis Group will present the next talk in the Women in Science and Engineering Seminar Series. She will discuss "The Environmental and Socioeconomic Impact of a Tax on Gasoline" at 12:10 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2, in 70A-3377. Refreshments will be available at noon. All employees are invited to attend.

Greening describes her work as follows: An analysis of the consequences of a tax on gasoline is performed to determine how it would affect gasoline consumption, vehicle miles traveled, and ultimately, greenhouse gas emissions. Due to simultaneous choices made by a typical household during the production and consumption of gasoline-powered transportation services, some of the loss in buying power due to an increase in the price of gasoline may be offset by an increase in efficiency. It is also shown that the consequences are not distributed equally across socioeconomic groups.

Greening carried out the study in collaboration with Lee Schipper of the Energy Analysis Group and Gregg Bell of the University of Alabama." n

ALS Users' Meeting

The annual meeting of the Advanced Light Source Users' Association will take place at the Laboratory on Oct. 23-24. The ALS is one of the first third-generation synchrotron sources in operation, and most of the meeting's program will be devoted to presentations on recent experiments conducted at the ALS to provide a glimpse at what scientific opportunities this new generation of machines offers. The meeting also features a vendor exhibit and poster session.

The ALS now has 10 beamlines in operation, with several more under construction. The annual meeting is an ideal occasion to learn about the research results coming out of the user program and the opportunities the ALS presents. Friday, Oct. 6, is the deadline for advance registration; if you would like to attend but have not yet registered, please contact the ALS User Office (X7745) for forms.

CAPTION -- "Moving Day" took on special meaning at the ALS on Sept. 18 and 19 as the U8 undulator in sector 9 was moved to its new location in sector 12 and the U10 undulator was installed in its place. The photo shows the U10 passing above the U8 on the way to its new berth. The booster to storage ring transfer line is visible in the lower right. This brings the "in the ring" total for ALS insertion devices to four. The U10 will generate light for Beamline 9.0, and the relocated U8 will serve Beamline 12, now under construction, with first operation scheduled for January 1996. The ALS shut down for major equipment installation and maintenance on Sept. 12. Operations for users is scheduled to resume Nov. 1.

Health Notes

Lab offering 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

There is still time to sign up for the next session of the Weight Watchers At Work Program, which begins on Tuesday, Oct. 10, and meets each Tuesday at noon at Health Services. Join now for support over the holidays.

The cost is $120 for the 12-week session, with no registration fee. 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


Erika Schlueter of the Earth Sciences Division has received a 1994-95 SEG (Society of Exploration Geophysicists) merit award for her paper entitled, "Perimeter-Area Power-Law Relationship of Pores in Sedimentary Rocks and Implications for Permeability."

Alexis Bell, a researcher in the Materials Sciences Division and professor at UC Berkeley, has been elected to the governing board of directors for the Council for Chemical Research, Inc. He is one of three academic directors, who will serve on the board with three industrial/government laboratory directors.


A survey of 1,004 adults conducted by Louis Harris and Associates this past June found that 69 percent of the respondents agreed with the following statement: "Even if it brings no immediate benefits, basic science research which advances frontiers of knowledge is necessary and should be supported by the Federal Government." The survey also found that scientists are among the most respected professionals in the nation and that science-based institutions are highly regarded.


With regard to the above-mentioned Harris survey, Mary Wooley, president of the non-profit alliance Research! America, wrote an editorial for the journal Science on why public support for science seems more rhetorical than real. "Very few nonscientists are aware that science is at risk," Wooley said. "Fewer still realize that their tax dollars support science and that they therefore have a personal investment at stake." Arguing that scientists are responsible for turning positive but passive public support into active support that reaches the ears of elected representatives, Wooley said, "Demonstrating accessibility as well as accountability to the public that pays their way and values their work is the easiest and quickest way for scientists to achieve a higher rank for science in the nation's priorities."


Is the turning away from long-term research the folly of short-sighted business managers or a rational adaptation to profound changes in the climate of industrial science? The latter, according to Andrew Odlyzko, an expert in telecommunications research for AT&T Bell Labs. In a story reported in this week's science section of the New York Times, Odlyzko asserts that the high-tech world is increasingly dominated by companies that are narrowly focused. Among the reasons he cites are the lucrative profits that can be realized from incremental changes in technology (much higher in recent years than profits from research breakthroughs); the reluctance of companies to abandon investments in current technologies; the difficulty a company faces in capturing the full value of a research breakthrough; and the high rate of failure when companies pursue technologies outside their field of expertise. A number of other leading industrial researchers agreed with Odlyzko. John Armstrong, former science and technology VP at IBM, says the "longer the run of the established technology, the harder it is to overthrow it." This is why, he says, "there is not a prayer that gallium arsenide will replace silicon in computer chips." Roland Schmidt, chairman of the American Institute of Physics and former research director for General Electric, calls this the "qwerty" problem, referring to the layout of the first six letters on a keyboard. Superior designs have failed to get off the ground because of the huge investment already sunk in qwerty keyboards.

Instrument repair shop finds history in its drawers

By Diane LaMacchia

The instrument repair shop is moving. Finally.

"Everybody has to move at least once every 50 years," jokes Mike Bell, who heads the shop, officially called Electronic Maintenance. The shop, which is part of the Engineering Division, does general electronic maintenance of oscilloscopes, meters, and scales. It has been housed in Bldg. 7 for 45 years. By Sept. 30, it will be quartered in Bldg. 25, in a room shared with the fabrication shop and equivalent to about a third of its current area.

Squeezing into a smaller space means getting rid of a lot of stuff that has been stored in the shop for years. "Everything needs to be touched," Bell says. "We have to check everything and ask if we need it."

Bell says he has drawers of blueprints that haven't been opened in the 17 years he's been here. But he and his group have already found some things of historical interest:

"Just being able to touch something from that era, the beginning of the Lab, is interesting," Bell says.

Although he is working with the Laboratory's Archives and Records, Bell says he has his own opinions about what is of historical interest.

"When does an old War Department manual become history? If it's older than I am, I consider it history," he says.

Equipment not of historical interest and for which there will be no space have been sent to salvage. Ten 4x4x4-foot pallets of equipment, including ion gauges, oscilloscopes, meters, electrometers, and power supplies have already gone there; Bell estimates that 30 percent of it may be useful to someone on the Hill. n

CAPTIONS -- In the course of moving the shop, Electronics Maintenance head Mike Bell looks through cyclotron blueprints from the 1940s.

Electronics engineering technician Peter Rosado holds a high-voltage vacuum tube similar to those used in the Bevatron and HiLAC.

Photos by Diane LaMacchia

Lab switches travel agencies

The Lab is changing to a new travel agency--Sato Travel. The agency is owned by 11 U.S. air carriers and has been the leading travel service provider for the Federal Government for more than 40 years.

The Laboratory partnered with Lawrence Livermore National Lab in the competitive selection process for the new contract. Sato, which will provide travel services to both labs, was selected from among 40 potential vendors. The new contract is for one year, with options to extend for two additional one-year periods. The rebidding process was necessary to select a subcontractor before the existing Berkeley and Livermore contracts expired.

According to Berkeley Lab travel manager Julie Blickle, Sato was chosen based on a demonstrated ability to provide a high level of service and to work with both labs to reduce overall travel costs. Partnering with Livermore on the contract, she says, will give the Berkeley Lab the benefit of Livermore's greater dollar volume in negotiating a cost-effective contract that promises a high level of service. Blickle will coordinate the implementation of the contract for both laboratories, which will begin Oct. 1, and extend until about Dec. 1.

Selection board members included representatives from the Berkeley and Livermore Procurement and Travel departments, and one representative from Livermore's Human Resources, Finance, Engineering and Energy directorates.

A number of items in the contract will simplify the travel process for Laboratory travelers and support staff:

Musically inclined? Have we got a job for you!

Laboratory employees with musical skills, please note: the Lab Open House on Saturday, Oct. 28, may be your chance to demonstrate your talents before public audiences.

The Lab's new Music Club, which is coordinating the entertainment program for Open House, is looking for musically inclined employees interested in performing on an outdoor stage near the cafeteria. Solo and ensemble acts will be scheduled throughout the day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Interested individuals and groups should contact Steve Blair (X5927) or Larry Bell (X5406) to schedule an audition.

Volunteers are also being sought to offer assistance in a variety of functions during Open House, including event hosts, tour guides, monitors, survey takers and general set-up helpers. Contact Susan Torrano at X6734 to volunteer for part-time or all-day participation. A volunteer orientation meeting will be scheduled during the third week in October.


The Green Team litter cleanup announced in last week's Currents gave an incorrect date. Please meet at Bldg. 46 at noon on Thursday, Oct. 5, if you would like to help beautify the site. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. The project should take about 20 minutes. Free mugs will be given to the first 20 employees who participate.

Calendar of Events for October 2 to October 16

Calendar items may be sent via e-mail to
[email protected], Fax to X6641,
or Lab mail to Bldg. 65B. The deadline is
10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

2 m o n d a y


Basic Elect. Hazard Awareness (260), 9-11 a.m., Bldg. 51-201; Pre-registration is required, X6612.


Lorna Grenning of the Energy Analysis Group will speak on "The Environmental and Socioeconomic Impact of a Tax on Gasoline" at 12:10 p.m. in Bldg. 70A-3377; refreshments at noon.


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


"Regulation of Long-Term Risks from High-Level Radioactive Wastes and Spent Nuclear Fuel" will be presented by Chris Whipple of ICF Kaiser at 4 p.m. in 3106 Etcheverry; Refreshments, 3:45 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


"The Energy-Momentum Tensor in Field Theory Revisited" will be presented by Hidenori Sonoda of UCLA at 2:10 p.m. in 430 Birge Hall.


Current Contents via MELVYL at 3 p.m. in Bldg. 62-339.


"Selectin Inhibition with Multivalent Nanoparticles" will be presented by Jon O. Nagy of the Materials Sciences Division at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 66-316.

4 w e d n e s d a y


General meeting at noon in the lower cafeteria.


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


"Some Consequences of Residual Stress in Compound Material Systems for Electronic Applications" will be presented by Lambert Ben Freund of Brown University at 3 p.m. in the Sibley Auditorium.

5 t h u r s d a y


Fire Extinguisher Use (530), 10-11:30 a.m., Bldg. 48-109; Pre-registration is required, X6612.

Database Training

LBNL Library & MELVYL Catalogs at 11 a.m. in Bldg. 50-134.


Litter Clean Up, Bldg. 46 at noon.


"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.


General membership meeting at 5 p.m. in Bldg. 2-100B.

6 f r i d a y


9 m o n d a y


"Pulsars" will be presented by Dan Backer of UCB at 3:30 p.m. in 643 Campbell Hall.


"Theoretical and Computer-simulation Studies of Damage Formation and Propagation in Semiconductors, Metallic Thin Films, and Structural Materials" will be presented by Dimitrios Maroudas of UCSB at 4 p.m. in the Pitzer Auditorium; Refreshments, 3:30 p.m.


"Quantum Mechanics and Electrons in Strong Magnetic Fields" will be presented by Bertrand I. Halperin of Harvard University at 6:15 p.m. in the George C. Pimentel Hall.

10 t u e s d a y

Database Training

Current Contents via MELVYL at 11 a.m. in Bldg. 50-134.


Annual meeting & election at noon in the Bldg. 70A Conference Room.


Cardiologist Dean Ornish will be the guest speaker in a special seminar sponsored by the Life Sciences Division's Atherosclerosis and Lipoprotein Group from noon until 1 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 auditorium.


"Bethe Ansatz for Higher Spin Eight Vertex Models" will be presented by Takashi Takebe of UCB at 2:10 p.m. in 430 Birge Hall.

11 w e d n e s d a y


Adult CPR (123), 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Bldg. 48-109; Pre-registration is required, X6612.

12 t h u r s d a y


General meeting at noon in Bldg. 90-1099.


"Quantum State Specific Measurements as a Probe of Mechanisms and Dynamics of Elementary Surface Chemical Reactions" will be presented by Daniel J. Auerbach of IBM Almaden Research Center at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


TULIP (full-text Materials Sci. journals) at 3 p.m. in Bldg. 62-339.


"A Large Bulk Galaxy Flow on Large Scales" will be presented by Tod Lauer of KPNO at 3:30 p.m. in 1 Le Conte Hall; Refreshments, 3 p.m., 661 Campbell Hall.


"Recent Results of Electroweak Measurements with Heavy Flavors" will be presented by Dave Charlton of the University of Birmingham at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 50A-5132; Refreshments, 3:40 p.m.

13 f r i d a y


"Time-Dependent Channel Formation in a Laser-Produced Plasma" will be presented by Peter E. Young of LLNL at 10:30 a.m. in the Bldg. 71 Conference Room.


"Improved Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Valvular and Carotid Disease" will be presented by Dorian Liepmann of UCB at 1 p.m. in 3110 Etcheverry Hall; Refreshments.

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 Oct. 2-6

  • Early Bird--1 pancake, 2 eggs, 2 bacon, & coffee--$2.95
  • Today's soup--Chicken noodle--$1.35 & $1.95
  • Bistro fare--Corned beef and cabbage w/steamed red potatoes & carrots*--$3.95
  • Passports--South of the Border--a la carte
  • Sadie's Grill--Ribeye steak sandwich w/fries---$3.95
  • tuesday
  • Early Bird--Biscuits & gravy w/2 eggs & coffee--$2.05
  • Soup--Russian cabbage*--$1.35 & $1.95
  • Bistro fare--Sesame orange pork, steamed rice & stir-fry veggies---$3.95
  • Passports--Mexican fiesta salad--$3.95
  • Sadie's Grill--Guacamole cheeseburger w/fries--$3.65
  • wednesday
  • Early Bird--2 pancakes w/strawberries, 2 bacon & coffee--$2.95
  • Soup--White beans, pork & veggies--$1.35 & $1.95
  • Bistro fare--Greek pasta chicken salad w/lemon oregano vinaigrette*--$3.95
  • Passports--South of the Border--a la carte
  • Sadie's Grill--Hot pastrami on rye w/fries--$3.95
  • thursday
  • Early Bird--Blueberry pancakes w/coffee--$2.05
  • Soup--Manhattan clam chowder--$1.35 & $1.95
  • Bistro fare--Mediterranean fish saute w/wild rice pilaf & steamed veggies*--$3.95
  • Passports--South of the Border--a la carte
  • Sadie's Grill--Sloppy Joe sandwich w/fries--$3.25
  • friday
  • Early Bird--Ham scramble w/coffee--$2.60
  • Soup--San Francisco style cioppino.--$1.35 & $1.95
  • Bistro fare--Pasta Piatti w'breadstick*--$3.95
  • Passports--Pasta Piatti w'breadstick*--$3.95
  • Sadie's Grill--Fishburger w/cucumber dill relish & fries--$3.95
  • *Denotes recipe lower in fat, calories, & cholesterol

    Dr. Dean Ornish to speak

    Cardiologist Dean Ornish, acclaimed author of "Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease," and "Eat More, Weigh Less," will be the guest speaker in a special seminar sponsored by the Life Sciences Division's Atherosclerosis and Lipoprotein Group on Tuesday, Oct. 10, from noon until 1 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 auditiorium.

    According to Ornish, who is the personal physician of the First Family, most heart patients whose conditions are stable can reverse clogged arteries through a virtually fat-free diet, moderate excerise, meditation and group-support sessions. All employees are invited to attend his talk.

    September EH&S Class Schedule

    Date   Demonstration                              Time      Location
    10/2    Basic Elect. Hazard Awareness (260)     9-11 a.m.   51-201

    10/5 Fire Extinguisher Use (530) 10-11:30 a.m. 48-109

    10/11 Adult CPR (123) 9 a.m. - noon 48-109

    10/16 Lockout/Tagout (257) 9-11 a.m. 51-201

    10/18 Crane Recertification (216) 8-11 a.m. 70A-3377

    10/19 Basic Elect. Hazard Awareness (260) 9-11 a.m. 51-201

    10/20 Introduction to EH&S (10) 9-11:30 a.m. 51-201

    10/20 Laser Safety (280) 1-3:30 p.m. 51-201

    10/24 First Aid (116) 8 a.m. - noon 48-109


    Preregistration is required for all courses except the Introduction to EH&S. To preregister, send a fax to X7209, call X6612, or mail request to 51-208. You must include your full name, employee ID number, extension, class name and datet, and mail stop.

    F l e a M a r k e t

    Flea Market ads may be sent via e-mail to [email protected], Fax to X6641, or Lab mail to Bldg. 65B. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.


    '68 VOLVO 122S, 2-dr, a/t, new tires, r. brakes, Brit Racing grn w/brn int., gd cond., $3200/b.o. Ken, X4745, 548-4970

    '72 PORSCHE 914 1.7 Targa, needs cosmetics, gd tires, rare factory Mahle mags, gd runner, $1650. Bill, 524-1953 (after 6 p.m.)

    '77 VOLVO 245 DL wgn, a/t, mechanically sound, needs minor cosmetics, fairly new tires & battery, other new parts, runs well, smogged 8/95, $1200/b.o. Lorna, X6680, 682-5166 (msg.)

    '78 MERCEDES 450SLC, silver w/navy int., sunroof, 138K mi., exc. cond., $9.8K. 631-1227

    '80 CADILLAC Seville, 350 cu. in. engine, low mi., leather, Michelins, wire wheels, 2-tone, $3200. Bill, 524-1953 (after 6 p.m.)

    '82 TOYOTA Starlet, clean, a/c, new AM/FM cass. w/spkrs, recently replaced tires, clutch, first gear, shocks, rear brakes, complete service done this summer, 131K mi., second owner, $2295/b.o. X5149, (707) 745-2086

    '83 MAZDA RX7 rare LE, immac., orig. silver, 5-spd, 6 spkr AM/FM/cass./eq., a/c, cruise, sunroof, maint. & garaged by orig. owner, 112K mi., $2200. Mark, X7087, 486-8079

    '84 PLYMOUTH Reliant, body & int. in exc. cond., 113K mi., new tires & brakes, motor needs minor work to choke & v-belt, trans. in gd shape, car runs strong, $1400. Pete, X5395

    '85 HONDA Accord, 2-dr hatchbk, 96K mi., asking $3300. Peter, X5983, 687-1827

    '86 TOYOTA Tercel, 5-spd, a/c, AM-FM cass., 170K mi., runs well, leaving USA, $1800. Nicolas, X4213, 486-0414

    '88 NISSAN Sentra Coupe, silver, 5-spd, 2-dr hatchbk,98K mi., gd cond., s/r, a/c, AM/FM cass.,$4K/b.o. Jennifer, 724-2982

    '89 TOYOTA pickup, 4x4, 5-spd, w/camper shell, $5500. X7176

    '90 MAZDA MX6, 2-dr, a/t., a/c, p/s, p/b, blue, $9K. Rudy, X7660, 371-6114

    MOTORCYCLE, '86 Honda 500 Shadow, burg. red, v. gd cond., $1100. Ken, X4745, 548-4970


    HARDWOOD BRANCHES, recently cut, 1-2" dia. w/fairly straight sections, 18" or longer, for use in ethnic dance routine, sm. or lg. quantities OK, will pick up. Matty, X4167, 339-2340

    SLIDE TRAYS, Sawyer Rototray, for use in Sawyer type 35mm slide projectors; Sawyer Rotomatic slide projector, working or not, for parts. Herb, 232-0757


    S.F. OPERA, Madama Butterfly, Fri., 10/20, 8 p.m., 1 balcony ticket, H-113, $32. Jon, X6516, 704-0530


    1 MB unused 30-pin SIMMS, $25 ea. (only a few left); Mac SE 1/0, lots of software, manuals, orig. carton, immac cond., $290. Chris, X7395

    APPLE Macintosh Classic 2MB RAM/40MB hard disk, great cond., $300. Mike, X7395

    DAYBED w/trundle, hardly used, paid $370, asking $200. Peter, X5983, 687-1827

    DRYER, Kenmore, heavy duty, $70. Marta, X4709, 525-1459

    RANGE, 30", elec., 2 ovens, very gd cond., light yellow base w/black glass doors, $400/b.o. S. Lynn, 642-1634

    THERMAL CYCLER, brand new, MJ Research model PTC-100, $2750 or trade for computer (16 Meg, Quad spd, 100 MHz, 1+ Gig, 28,800 bps modem w/monitor). Paul, 528-7285

    VIDEO GAME, Sega Genesis w/2 controllers & 5 games, $85; addnl. games, $5-$10 ea.; child's bed, teak finish, w/lg. storage drawer, $55; steamer trunk, $40; child's bike helmet, $5. X5064, 655-8379

    WD hard disk, 214MB, 1"x3.5" IDE, $75; futon frame, unfin. pine, full sz., $25. Doug, X4567, 568-6386

    WICKER COUCH, antique, w/2 side chairs, brown, $550 for set; Victorian dbl wooden bed frame, hand painted trim/flowers, $350; Arts & Crafts rockers, $350 & $100; rustic, old, French oak farm table, ~2.5'x4', $300. Ellen, X5062


    ALBANY, 2-bdrms in lg. 3-bdrm, 2-bth apt, quiet neighborhood, parking, nr trans. & stores, avail. 11/1, $270/mo. + last mo. rent & $100 dep. Chris, X6558, 527-7806

    BERKELEY, Elmwood, furn. 1+bdrm apt, split level, walk to UCB & public trans., lg. garden terrace, view, incl. linen, TV, hi-fi, VCR, microwave, nonsmoker, $695/mo. 843-6325

    BERKELEY HILLS, furn. rm in 4-bdrm house, 5 blks from UCB, nr LBNL shuttle & BART, 3 professional adults (2 visiting scholars), no smoking, no pets, $450/mo. 548-1287

    CROCKETT, 3-bdrm, 2-bth house, secluded w/trees, living rm, lg. deck, view of Carquinez Straight, 15 mi. to LBNL, 5 min. to I-80, $1100/mo. Frank, 540-0838

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

    LAFAYETTE, 2-bdrm, 1-bth upper unit in secluded, woodsy duplex, balcony, washer & dryer nearby, new paint/carpet, $885. Helmut, 284-2092, 299-0565

    OAKLAND, 2-bdrm, 1-bth house, w/bonus rm, yd, well-maint., nr shopping, no garage, suitable for 2 people. 654-8334 (after 6 p.m.)

    OAKLAND, Grizzly Peak, furn., 1-bdrm, 1-bth in-law apt, LR, kitchen, $700/mo. incl. utils. Barbara, 843-6651

    OAKLAND HILLS, nr Claremont Hotel, new 1-bdrm, in-law apt, balcony, 3-bridge view, hardwd flrs, 1-car garage, use of washer/dryer, non-smoker, no pets, 1 person, bicycle to Lab, $795/mo. incl. utils. + sec. dep. 841-6285

    WANTED: lg. 1 or 2-bdrm in bay area, nice area, possible security, nr BART, ASAP, $400-$550/mo. X5275, 835-2770

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

    WANTED: LBNL post-doc seeks furn. 1-bdrm apt., nr UCB, from 10/1/95 to 10/1/96, less than $650/mo. Nadia, X7794


    BERKELEY, Northside, duplex, Euclid & Hilgard Ave., 2500 block of Hilgard, 2 sep. units, each unit has 2 bdrms, 1 bthrm, kitchen, living/dining rm, garage, patio, garden, view, 1 unit has frpl, common basement laundry/storage rm, short walk to LBNL shuttle, UCB & shops, $298.5K. Ken, X4745, 548-4970


    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

    SO. LAKE TAHOE, Ridge Sierra, 2-bdrm, 2-bth house, slps 6, fully equipped AEK, washer/dryer, gas frpl, Jacuzzi, 1 mi. from Heavenly Valley Stagecoach & Boulder, 5.5 mi. from South Shore & casinos, avail. 11/27 - 30. X6710, 798-4021


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