Berkeley Lab Currents

December 8, 1995


Ribbon cut on world's most powerful gamma ray detector

By Lynn Yarris

It can truly be said that the Dec. 1 dedication of Gammasphere was an earthshaking event. With a crowd gathered in the High Bay at the 88-Inch Cyclotron waiting for the ceremony to begin, the Hill was rocked by a 3.5-magnitude earthquake centered about four miles north of Berkeley along the Hayward fault.

No damage was done to what is now--even at partial capacity--the world's most powerful instrument for detecting gamma rays. Only 79 of Gammasphere's 110 high-resolution germanium crystal detectors are in place but experiments on the Lab's newest national user facility are already underway.

When Gammasphere is operating at full power (sometime early next year), its honeycomb array of germanium crystal detectors and surrounding bismuth-germanate (BGO) scintillation counters will make it a hundred times more sensitive than any previous generation of gamma ray detector systems. This leap in technology should open new vistas in the study of nuclear structure.

Berkeley Lab Director Charles Shank hosted the dedication ceremony, which featured speeches from the individuals who were instrumental in bringing Gammasphere into being--Frank Stephens, the Nuclear Science Division physicist who has guided the project and was named its first director; James Symons, former NSD director under whose watch Gammasphere was constructed; Robert Janssens, chairman of the Gammasphere Users Committee; and Dennis Kovar of DOE's Division of Nuclear Physics, which funded the project.

During the ceremony, Stephens handed out plaques in recognition of individual contributions to the realization of Gammasphere. The plaques contained an inscription that read, in part, "This array represents a major step forward in the design and fabrication of world class gamma detectors."

Gammasphere was conceived by nuclear scientists at Berkeley Lab in 1987 and formally proposed to DOE in 1988. Funding for the $20 million construction project, which had strong scientific support, was approved in 1991. A major purpose of Gammasphere is to enable scientists to observe the gamma radiation emitted by rapidly spinning "superdeformed" atomic nuclei. Such observations yield information on nuclear structure that could not be obtained from conventional studies.

For all that is known about the structure of the atomic nucleus, there are still a number of important unanswered questions. Scientists especially want to know more about what happens to atomic nuclei under the extreme physical conditions that can exist on earth in accelerators, or in white dwarfs, neutron stars, and other exotic objects in the cosmos.

In particle accelerators, these short-lived (50 trillionths of a second) nuclear states, collectively known as "superdeformation," arise when a fast-moving beam of ions strikes a target, fusing the nuclei of the projectile and target ions into a hot, rapidly spinning compound nuclei. The spinning rotation causes the compound nuclei to assume unusual shapes (such as footballs or pancakes), then give off gamma rays when they cool off and slow down. These gamma emissions produce individual spectral lines that identify the shape changes undergone by the nuclei.

One of the reasons for building Gammasphere here is that its design is based on Berkeley Lab's High Energy Resolution Array (HERA), which in 1985 became one of the first detectors to employ a system for suppressing Compton radiation. In observations of rapidly spinning superdeformed nuclei, the critical gamma rays are those emitted as the nuclei return to normal. The spectral lines of these weak emissions can be obscured by radiation from Compton scattered photons--gamma photons that strike electrons and lose some of their energy. Like HERA but with much greater selectivity, Gammasphere can detect and reject signals from scattered photons.

Gammasphere was built with the active participation of scientists at Argonne, Lawrence Livermore, and Oak Ridge national laboratories, among other institutions. It is scheduled to run about 50 percent of the time at the 88-Inch Cyclotron, which was selected in 1990 by DOE as the initial host accelerator. Gammasphere was built as a transportable system and may in the future be moved to other locations.

CAPTION: Following the Gammasphere dedication ceremony, a self-guided tour allowed visitors to pass between its separated hemispheres and inspect its internal array of germanium detectors and BGO scintillators.

CAPTION: Cutting the ribbon that officially opened Gammasphere, the world's most powerful gamma ray detector, are (from left) Dennis Kovar of DOE Headquarters, NSD project leader Frank Stephens, and Berkeley Lab Director Chuck Shank.


New Administrative Services Division brings change, savings

Aim is to create flexible workforce responsive to changing business needs

By Ron Kolb

Berkeley Lab's newest department was officially launched on Nov. 15. But the final structure of the new Administrative Services Department (ASD) will depend on the experiences of those who are helping to create it.

A vision of Laboratory Director Charles Shank for several years, the ASD concept is being developed under the guidance of Klaus Berkner, deputy director for Operations, as an outgrowth of his now-familiar mantra, "cheaper, quicker, better." When its final structure is in place, the shape of administrative support service delivery at the Lab will be strikingly different.

"Our goal is to provide administrative services in a fully integrated and seamless manner," Shank said. "We will have a flexible workforce responsive to changing business needs, a fair and equitable classification system, effective central oversight, and developmental opportunities for our staff."

"We've begun the model in Operations," Berkner said, "flushing out the concepts and testing them to find out how much work we are doing that we don't have to do. We want to replace the `stovepipe' concept for administrative support with a `shared resources' concept. With this department, we're formalizing the organizational structure for administrative support that has evolved in Operations since 1992." Last March, Berkner realigned the former Administration Division within Operations.

The goal is to move from self-contained administrative support structures to a shared-resources system serving multiple units that are geographically or programmatically aligned. For example, travel arrangements previously made by people within each individual department or division will be made at various locations on site. Such a transition will reduce duplication of work and provide one-step processing for the travelers.

Functional areas targeted for distributed services include budget monitoring and transactions, human resource processing and management, travel transactions, procurement, and others to be identified.

"Over the years, divisions have hired their own people to provide what the central administration could not," Berkner said. "They accomplished their service needs, but paid dearly for it. While contributing to the central machine, they also continued to tax themselves to pay for those services."

For employees who become part of the ASD, the change will mean career opportunities not previously available, according to ASD acting head Cheryl McFate.

"We'll have skill enhancement opportunities, so that we can better match the individual job desires with the business needs," she said. "This will allow us to do succession planning, where you train people to fulfill multiple jobs and pass the corporate continuity along. In that way, we'll add to the value of each employee."

Following the Operations trial run, Shank intends to integrate the concepts Lab-wide. The actual organizational structure of ASD, including its total personnel, will emerge as the program develops. "We're running a lot of road shows, to explain what we're doing," said McFate. "Stress results when people don't know what's going on."


Virtual labs debut on the Internet

By Jeffery Kahn

For more than a decade, scientists have traveled to Berkeley Lab to use the unique high voltage electron microscope. Soon, the facility will go to the user--not physically, but virtually.

Berkeley Lab researchers have created a set of interactive, online computing tools that will allow scientists to manipulate the three-story-tall microscope (the most powerful in the nation), conduct experiments, and view images from their own offices, all via the Internet.

In-situ electron microscopy--inducing and observing changes to a sample in the microscope--had never been done remotely until an Aug. 14 demonstration by Berkeley Lab scientists during the Microscopy Society of America's annual international meeting in Kansas City, 2,000 miles away. Using a computer to take control of the microscope, they heated an advanced alloy specimen, and observed the ensuing progression of structural changes on the computer monitor. The demonstration heralded the advent of online "virtual laboratories."

The team bringing the microscope online is led by ICSD computer scientist Bahram Parvin and Michael O'Keefe, deputy head of the Lab's National Center for Electron Microscopy. Other team members include John Taylor, Brian Crowley, Doug Owen, Ken Westmacott, Bill Johnston, and Uli Dahmen.

Remote control of machines is not new. Remote operation of an electron microscope, however, was thought to be almost impossible because of the difficulty of overcoming inevitable time delays that occur with Internet use.

During in-situ microscopy, things move fast. At the atomic and molecular level, matter drifts and changes shape. The microscope is equipped with an experimental chamber for subjecting a sample to a range of different conditions such as heating, cooling, tensile strain, and varying atmospheric pressures.

An operator sitting at the microscope must constantly adjust dials to keep the sample area under study within the field of view, Parvin says. Focusing also requires continuous effort, an almost impossible task over the Internet, which has a time lag analogous to the voice lag in an international phone call. By the time the remote operator's commands reach the microscope, they are too late.

To sidestep this limitation, Parvin's team is automating onsite the positioning and focusing of the microscope through the development of advanced computer vision algorithms.

"You start with, what to a computer, is an indiscriminate field," Parvin says. "You then detect and lock onto objects of interest. This is computer vision. Very soon, from a remote location, computer vision will self-calibrate the microscope, autofocus it, and compensate for thermal drift. Underlying this is a complex package of algorithms dealing with shape analysis, background measurements, wavelet transform, and servo-loop control. Essentially, we are making the microscope smarter, making it do intuitively what users would have to do on their own."

Experimenters at remote locations will be able "to drive" the microscope. They will be able to change magnification, scan the sample, alter its orientation, and trigger a range of experimental conditions. Collaborators will do this through a computing environment that includes the necessary video-conferencing tools.

Parvin also is developing another set of computer vision tools in collaboration with Life Sciences researchers Dan Callahan and Marcos Maestre. These not only detect objects of interest--for example, single DNA molecules--but lock onto and track them.

A short movie demonstrating computer vision tracking of DNA can be seen on the World Wide Web at the following address:
(167K; you need an MPEG player like Sparkle on the Macintosh to view this.)


Institutional plan now on Web

Berkeley Lab's Institutional Plan for FY 1996-2001 is now posted on the World Wide Web. The plan includes director's statement, laboratory mission, laboratory strategic plan, and core business areas, which encompass initiatives and program directions, critical success factors, and resource projections.

The Institutional Plan is available at or through the Berkeley Lab home page.

In Memoriam--Frank Upham

Retired Lab engineer Frank Upham was killed on Nov. 22 in Chandler, Az., near Phoenix. He was struck by an automobile while walking with his wife, Elizabeth, who was injured. They were visiting their son for Thanksgiving. Upham was 74.

Upham began at the Lab in 1950s, providing engineering support for nuclear medicine activities with what later became the Biomedical Electronics Engineering Group. He retired in the late 1980s but returned periodically as a consultant for subsequent special projects requiring his expertise in electronics and instrumentation. He helped design special cameras, scanners, and breath analyzers for many projects in Life Sciences.

Upham is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, two sons, and four grandchildren.

A memorial gathering, planned by former colleagues, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18, in Bldg. 66-316. Friends, retirees, and employees are welcome. Donations in Upham's memory may be made to the UC Berkeley Engineering Fund.


N e w s W i r e


In response to heavy funding reductions for its fusion research program, DOE has announced it will shut down at least one of its three major tokamak facilities this year. Congress provided only $244 million for fusion research this year despite the Administration's argument that $320 million was needed. Furthermore, Congress warned that DOE could expect no increased funding for the next several years. Program director Anne Davies said it would be "irresponsible" for DOE to try to run all three facilities. She said the decision as to which facility will be closed will be announced by the end of February. All three facilities, the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor at Princeton, General Atomics' DIII-D, and MIT's Alactor C-Mod, will continue full operations until a decision is announced.


Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), has introduced a bill (S.1433) that would require DOE to adopt a "project definition" system that would evaluate and justify proposed R&D projects expected to cost more than $1 million. Issues to be addressed would be cost, duration, and beneficiaries of projects, as well as possible outcomes. "At a time in which we are trying to reduce the deficit and improve the efficiency of government, we should not be funding research and development projects that are ill-defined and poorly managed because of lack of direction and purpose," said McCain. He did not single out for criticism any of DOE's current R&D projects, on which it spends a total of about $7 billion annually.


William Madia, director of Pacific Northwest Laboratory, told Inside Energy that by the year 2010, the national laboratories will have moved from fully-funded "entitlement" institutions to facilities that will compete for federal and private research funds. The competition should force "downsizing" of the system, he argued, and labs that survive would be expected to take on work for private customers as well as federal agencies. "If you can't add value, then you will go away," he said. In the system he envisions, DOE would act as the steward or landlord of its national labs, but other agencies would make increasing use of the facilities.


The National Academy of Sciences held their seventh annual symposium on "Frontiers of Science" last month in Irvine, Ca. One hundred of the nation's brightest young (under 45) scientists gathered to hear talks and discuss such issues as: How old is the universe? What constitutes a language? What is emotion? How did life begin? There were plenty of surprises in the presentation, including one about the San Francisco Bay. In a talk on the threat of bioinvaders to biodiversity on Earth, UCB ecologist Carla D'Antonio said the amount of plant material in the Bay and the rivers that feed it has been reduced by 80 percent since the 1980s, when an Asian clam that feeds on these plants got into our waterways--probably via a ship's ballast water. Some in audience took issue with her "biased" labeling of the clams "invaders" and thought she should call them "immigrants."


New computer security Web page

Computer enthusiasts loaded up virus protection software for their systems on Dec. 1 in honor of Computer Security Day. And ICSD's Martin Gelbaum and Mark Rosenberg loaded up a new Web page. The ICSD Computer Security page incudes information on viruses (including the recent AOLGOLD trojan horse program) and anti-virus programs for your system. Check it out at:


Sadie's Grill loses namesake to retirement

By Brennan Kreller

Although many prominent employees have retired from the Laboratory after decades of service, few have left as visible a mark on daily life here as Sadie Hill. Last Friday, Sadie served her last lunch after 38 years at the Lab, the last 20 years as grill cook.

Friday afternoon, Sadie was treated to lunch herself, at a lavish potluck celebration put together by her coworkers. Amid testaments of appreciation and well-wishing, Director Charles Shank made a special appearance to thank Sadie with a plaque, a framed letter and a photograph of the Laboratory. "Sadie, I don't know how we are going to enjoy lunch without you," he said.

Sadie started at the Lab in 1957 when there was only one serving line, enabling her to see every employee who came to lunch. Among the most memorable diners, she said, was Lab founder and director Ernest O. Lawrence. "Oh, what a nice man he was," she said. "Always very friendly."

Nobelist Luis Alvarez was one of her most frequent patrons. "I always knew exactly what Dr. Alvarez wanted--his cheeseburger."

"Sadie's experience has made her virtually irreplaceable, so we can only try," said cafeteria manager Basil Friedman of Canteen Corp. He presented Sadie with a gold and diamond watch on behalf of the company. "Her kitchen sense really defied the general rules for grill service, but she always had the best sense of what to expect, how much to cook, and how and when to cook it."

The "Sadie's Grill" name will stay, he said, to preserve as much of the grill's success as possible. "After all, she's become an institution here," he said.

Sadie, the seventh of 13 children from rural Ville Platte, La., moved to Richmond in her twenties. She married in 1957, the same year she started at the Lab. Her husband, Lester, died in 1987. She has no children.

Sadie says her immediate plans are to take some time to rest at her home in Richmond. Later, she will visit her relatives, who now live mostly in Texas. Eventually she will do some traveling, first to the Bahamas and later, perhaps, Hawaii.

"It's just time to go," she said, reflecting on her retirement, "but I am really going to miss all the nice folks here. I really am. There are such nice people here."

We're going to miss you too, Sadie.

CAPTION: Lab Director Charle Shank shows Sadie the plaque signed by many of the friends she has made over the last 38 years at the Lab.

CAPTION: Sadie receives a farewell hug from Canteen Corp. district manager Dee Pettit.


Friday's 3.5 quake big wake-up call

Many of us felt last Friday's jolt from the Hayward fault. Occurring at 3:10 p.m. on Dec. 1, the 3.5-magnitude quake was centered about 4 miles north of Berkeley. Around the Lab, as elsewhere, there was little damage, but more than a few jangled nerves.

As Berkeley Lab emergency preparedness coordinator Don Bell might say, it was a bad-news/good-news kind of quake. The bad news is, it may portend of more to come. The good news is, we still have time to prepare.

"The quake was a good wake-up call to all of us that there are things we need to do to get ready for the next quake, which may turn out to be the big one," Bell says. "It also gives us a good reason to review the steps we need to take at the Lab in the event of a quake."

Bell has prepared the following list of things to do if you are at the Lab (on the Hill) when an earthquake strikes:

It is advisable to listen to your car radio. If you don't have a car, open the nearest rescue box and turn on the solar power radio and listen to one of the news stations. The Lab's Emergency Command Center will be the focal point of information gathering and dissemination. The ECC will communicate to your building manager, who will pass on information about road closures both on and off site.

All lab emergency responders participate at least annually in an earthquake drill. You can do your part by following the above simple instructions.


Canned food drive

Members of the Berkeley Lab Fire Operations group have teamed with members of the Berkeley Fire Department to collect non-perishable food for the poor. Lab employees may bring non-perishable food to Bldg. 48. Last year's collection gathered enough food for about 200 people for three days.


Health Notes


AIDS is a physically, emotionally, and financially devastating disease. Because it is sometimes difficult to discuss or obtain information about AIDS, Berkeley Lab's Health Services Department offers the following list of information and resources to employees and their families.

Below is a partial list of local resources. For additional information, contact Health Services at X6266.

General information:

AIDS Project of Contra Costa

AIDS Project of the East Bay

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

San Francisco AIDS
Foundation Hotline

Anonymous Testing:

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, San Leandro
15400 Foothill Blvd.

Berkeley City Health Dept.
830 University Ave.

Berkeley Free Clinic
2339 Durant Ave.

La Clínica de la Raza
1515 Fruitvale Ave.

CAPTION: Occupational health nurse Nancy Montoya (right) discusses AIDS awareness with a visiting family who had lunch at the Lab cafeteria on World AIDS Day last Friday. Health Services distributed general information pamphlets as well as a list of anonymous HIV testing sites in the area.


Several mountain lion sightings in Strawberry Canyon area

There have been several sightings of a mountain lion in Strawberry Canyon recently, including one below Bldg. 72 in the Chicken Creek area, and another near the Lawrence Hall of Science. Four mountain lions have lived east of the Lab for many years without incident. Mountain lions are generally solitary in nature, and usually prowl at night.

The California Department of Fish and Game offers the following safety recommendations:

If you hike, jog, or walk in areas where mountain lions may be present, it is suggested that you:

If you are involved in a face-to-face encounter with a mountain lion, or sight a dead or injured mountain lion, contact the California Department of Fish and Game during regular business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information call the East Bay Regional Park District at 635-0135.


United Way campaign

United Way information packets are in the mail, and employees should be receiving them today and Monday. If you do not receive a packet, or if you have any questions about the campaign, contact Shaun Fennessey at X5122.

The United Way supplies funds to many service agencies in our communities. The Laboratory's goal is to enhance our participation in community development by increasing the number of participants and exceeding last year's contribution of $80,000. All employees are encouraged to review the information and to consider how much they wish to contribute to this community effort.


Calendar of Events -- Dec. 11-22

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.

11 m o n d a y


"High Performance Computing Projects and NII in Brazil" will be presented by Sergio Bampi of the National Supercomputing Center in Porto Alegre, Brazil, at 11 a.m. in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium.

12 t u e s d a y


From 1 - 3:30 p.m. the student interns will present their final talks in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium. (See schedule below)


"Hunting for BB- Oscillations at LEP - An Update from DELPHI" will be presented by Gerald Eigen at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 50A-5132; refreshments, 3:40 p.m.

13 w e d n e s d a y


From 9 - 11:30 a.m. the student interns will present their final talks in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium. (See schedule below)


General meeting at noon in the lower cafeteria.


12:10-1 p.m., Bldg. 2-300.

14 t h u r s d a y


General meeting at noon in Bldg. 90-1099.


"Biomineralization Studied by In-Situ Atomic Force Microscopy" will be presented by Patricia Dove of the Georgia Institute of Technology at 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


"Masses and Lifetimes of B Hadrons (Plenary Talk from Lepton-Photon '95)" will be presented by Joseph Kroll of FNAL/CDF at 4 p.m. in Bldg. 50A-5132; refreshments, 3:40 p.m.

15 f r i d a y


A general meeting to review and discuss LBNL's participation will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. Geologists, biochemists, chemists, engineers, microbiologists, molecular biologists, physicists and computer scientists are invited to attend if interested in submitting ideas and proposals for this new research program.


"Polarization-Sensitive Soft X-Ray Measurements" will be presented by Marybeth Rice of LBL at 4:10 p.m. in Bldg. 2-100B; refreshments, 4 p.m.

18 m o n d a y


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

19 t u e s d a y

20 w e d n e s d a y

21 t h u r s d a y

22 f r i d a y



SERs students present final talks

Students participating in the Science and Engineering Research Semester at the Laboratory will deliver their final talks from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, and 9-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium. The students have worked with mentor scientists since August and will be returning to their respective universities in January. All employees are invited to attend.


Get those calendar items in before the holiday!

During the holiday shutdown (Dec. 23-Jan. 2), Currents will be on hiatus. The last pre-holiday issue will be published on Friday, Dec. 15. The first issue of the new year will appear on Friday, Jan. 5. Due to limited production time the first week of January, we plan to assemble the Jan. 5 issue before the holidays. Please submit your items for the Jan. 5 calendar by Tuesday, Dec. 26.


F l e a M a r k e t

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


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BERKELEY, 2-bdrm furn. apt in UC Village, avail. 1/28 - 3/12, $400/mo., util. incl. X4445, 524-0956

BERKELEY, Bancroft/Sacramento, rm in lg., 3-bdrm house, washer/dryer, non-smoker, $500/mo. Chris or Sue, 644-9616, 845-6517

BERKELEY, College Ave. nr Dwight Way, 1-bdrm in 2-bdrm, 2-bth apt, move-in is either before Christmas or after the New Year, prefer female, $390/mo. + PG&E. 845-9415 (eve.)

BERKELEY HILLS, furn. rm in 4-bdrm house, bay view, kitchen, washer, dryer, garage, bus to UCB, quiet & save, $425/mo. X4053, 528-6953

BERKELEY HILLS, Euclid/Cedar Ave., 5 blks from UCB, furn. rm in pvt home, kitchen privs., washer/dryer, deck, bay view, nr trans., shops, tennis cts. & Rose Garden, no smoking, no pets, $450/mo. + util. 548-1287

NO. BERKELEY, 2-bdrm, 1-bth house to share, prefer female, avail. 1/20/96, $387/mo. + util. 849-0728

NO. BERKELEY HILLS, rm avail. in lg. house, view, on #7 bus route, avail. 12/21, $400/mo. Deirdre, X4020, 528-8805

MONTCLAIR, Colton Blvd., 3-bdrm,1-bth house, lg. garage, frpl, $1250/mo. Don, 339-2697 (eve./wkend)

WANTED: new post-doc from France seeks furn. 1-bdrm, nr UCB, from 12/28. Nadia, X7794

WANTED: 2-bdrm (or more) furn. house/apt, prefer No. Berkeley or Kensington, prefer bay view, 2/1/96 - 1/31/97, visiting scientist & wife from Denmark, no children. Uli, X4627, Erik Johnson, Orsted Laboratory, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 35 32 04 64, +45 35 32 04 60 (FAX), e-mail:

WANTED: student rm, 1-bdrm furn house/apt, Berkeley area not far from BART and LBL, visiting scientist, 2/1 - 3/1/96. France: Eric Faulques, +33 40 69 30 36, +33 40 37 39 91 (FAX),

WANTED: housing for visiting scientist currently in Munich, German, starting in Feb. for approx. 7 mos., prefer Berkeley. Carsten.Voelkmann@physik.tu-mu

WANTED: rm for German physics student, 23 yr. old, female, non-smoker, starting in Feb. for approx. 7 mos., nr UCB, no more than $700/mo.

WANTED: furn. house in Jan. for a French visiting scientist & his family (1 sm. baby), nr the Lab. Marc, X5804, 841-9836


NO. LAKE TAHOE, 3-bdrm, 2-1/2 bth home, greenbelt views, shopping, lake, Northstar & casinos within 10 min. Wayne, X7685, 837-2409

SO. LAKE TAHOE, Tahoe Keys, 3-bdrm, 2.5 bth house, W/D, mountain & water views, quiet area but nr everything. Bob, 376-2211


CAT, female Calico, pretty, seeks a permanent home for the winter, loves kids, attention & a warm sunny spot, spayed w/shots, cannot stay with us due to allergies. Bill X6229, 482-3072 (5-9 p.m.)

PRINTER, Hewlett Packard Deskjet Plus, paper feed unreliable. Anthony, X5471

PUPPIES, Staffordshire/Labrador mix, chocolate brn, brindle, & tan colors to choose from, avail. mid-Jan., gd-natured parents. Ted, X4203, Bob, 540-5859


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