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July 26, 1996


Annual picnic honors summer students and their mentors

By Jacqueline Noble

The mood was festive and the weather was perfect for the Laboratory's fourth annual student picnic, held July 19 on the ALS patio.

Approximately 150 students, mentors, visitors and other Berkeley Lab staff feasted on hot links, burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans and desserts, sponsored by the Lab and hosted by the African American Employees Association.

Students had good things to say about both the picnic and the Laboratory. One commented that the Lab is "more than just a research lab--it's a place to meet and network. It's an educational and social community as well." Some said the picnic was a way of meeting other students and getting an opportunity to talk with their mentors outside of their labs.

For the second year in a row, music was provided by Engineering's Don Krieger and his jazz trio, with Krieger on drums, Sue Crosman on keyboards, and Fred Williams on bass.

Also in attendance were students and young adults from the East Oakland Youth Development Center. Field trip coordinator Marva Wilkins of the Lab's Center for Science and Engineering Education said the students were shown three demonstrations: Nuclear Science's Rick Norman gave them a lesson in the ABCs of radioactivity; Helah Jones and mentor Katie Brennan gave a demonstration on the use of radioactivity to image medical diseases; and student researcher Daniel Tarkegn gave a presentation on his experience at the Advanced Light Source. One student said he had learned more physics in Norman's 40-minute demonstration than he had in his physics class in school.

The African American Employees Association wishes to thank the Laboratory and everyone who contributed and volunteered to make the picnic a success.

CAPTION: Students and mentors from around the Lab came together for a good meal and to meet their counterparts. Photos by Joe Moore

Candie Leonard (above) and other members of the African American Employees Association handled the grill detail.


ENERGY STAR office equipment offers billions in savings, study finds

By Allan Chen

Personal computers, monitors, printers, faxes and copiers in the Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR office equipment program could save U.S. businesses almost $1 billion per year in energy costs by the year 2000, at negligible cost to the consumer.

This is one of the conclusions of a study conducted by researchers in the Energy And Environment Division for the Department of Energy. The study is part of ongoing research conducted for DOE's Office of Building Technologies, State and Community Programs on energy use, energy savings, and reducing pollution in residential and commercial buildings. The results of the study will appear in the journal "Energy Policy" later this year.

The EPA announced the ENERGY STAR Program in 1992 and since then has listed more than 2,000 PCs and monitors as ENERGY STAR-qualified. The agency has since expanded the program's coverage to printers, copiers, and fax machines.

To qualify as an ENERGY STAR office product, the EPA requires the equipment to reduce power consumption during idle periods. For example, typical monitors use 50-100 watts at full power, but those listed as ENERGY STAR monitors must reduce power use to 30 watts when idle.

"Until now, there hasn't been a comprehensive analysis to estimate the possible energy savings from this program," says E&E's Jonathan Koomey, the study's principal author. He worked with a team of analysts to model the energy use of office equipment.

"Office equipment currently makes up about 7 percent of total commercial sector electricity use, and it was a large contributor to electricity demand growth for utilities in the 1980s and early 1990s," he said. "The ENERGY STAR program, combined with large declines in mainframe and minicomputer energy use (caused by the shift to client-server computing), will largely offset growth in office equipment electricity use over the next 10-15 years."

The study examines several scenarios ranging from optimistic to pessimistic. "Benefits from energy saved by ENERGY STAR office equipment depend on assumptions about how rapidly the office equipment market grows, how many devices are shipped with energy-saving features, and how many customers continue to use the power saving features," Koomey says, "but in all of the scenarios we examined, the net benefit was large, and the cost to consumers and manufacturers was negligible."

Using the assumptions for the most likely situation, in which half of all PCs, 70 percent of monitors, 90 percent of copiers and 100 percent of printers and fax machines with ENERGY STAR features are "enabled" and effectively saving energy, the program saves 11 terawatt-hours (trillion watt-hours or TWh) in the year 2000, which amounts to a $900 million savings for U.S. businesses (expressed in 1995 dollars). This grows to 17 TWh of electricity saved per year by 2010 ($1.4 billion annual savings).

The energy saved in 2010 represents the output of three large (1,000-MW) power plants, and is equivalent to the electricity used by 1.7 million households in one year. The annual savings in 2010 ranged from 10 TWh in the most pessimistic case to 23 TWh in the most optimistic case.

"What's important to remember," says Koomey, "is that these benefits are delivered to the consumer at negligible cost to the purchaser. There is little difference in the costs of equipment with or without energy saving features."

To develop their model, Koomey and colleagues had to gather information on the number and types of office equipment in commercial buildings throughout the U.S., as well as how much energy is used by each type of equipment. The model also uses information on the projected growth rate of office equipment ownership by type, equipment lifetimes, office occupancy, and equipment usage.


ENERGY STAR components can save money here too

There are many ENERGY STAR products (see related story) in use around the Laboratory, but as researchers in the Energy and Environment Division have found, only a fraction of the components have their energy management features enabled. This is due in large part to the fact that the components are generally shipped from the factory without their energy management features enabled. Also, enabling procedures vary among manufacturers, and can be difficult and time-consuming.

Some computers use a screen saver program to power down the monitor after a specified time delay. Others require the user to alter the "setup" program to enable the power-down features. Finding this information may be difficult. If a manufacturer has not used the ENERGY STAR logo, you may not be aware of the system`s power management capabilities.

If you are using a relatively new computer and are not sure if it is an ENERGY STAR, or you have one but have not enabled its energy management features, please contact the Macintosh and PC support group at X6858 for information and assistance.

A complete listing of ENERGY STAR products can be found on the world wide web at


Summer Lecture Series

Saul Perlmutter, an astrophysicist in the Physics Division, is the next speaker in the Summer Lecture Series. He will speak on "How to Weigh the Universe Using Supernovae" at noon on Wednesday, July 31, in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium.

Perlmutter, who joined the Lab in 1994, heads the Supernova Cosmology Project, which is sponsored jointly by Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley's Center for Particle Astrophysics. To date, the project has discovered at least 28 of the most distant known supernovae. Perlmutter received his undergraduate degree in physics from Harvard in 1981 and his doctorate in physics from UC Berkeley in 1986. Prior to joining the Lab, he was a staff scientist at the Center for Particle Astrophysics (1989-93).

All employees, students and guests are invited to attend these non-technical talks, from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesdays:


Centennial Road construction update

During the next few weeks Campus will be accelerating work to re-surface Centennial Drive. During this period: the traffic control zone will be extended up to the Botanical Garden; access to Bldg. 73 will be impacted; there will be periodic delays above the Grizzly Gate as campus begins work to stabilize a portion of roadbed in this area; excavation of a portion of the roadway and underlying slope will result in some delays above Grizzly Gate (there will be periodic traffic control in this area); the slope above Grizzly Gate will be landscaped when the slope stabilization work is completed. Details are as follows:

Lower Centennial traffic controls (8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday):

During this time only up-hill traffic will be permitted in the area between the Haas Clubhouse and the entrance to the Botanical Garden.

Access to the Bldg. 73 driveway and parking lot will be allowed unless work is being performed in the actual entry. Please enter and exit the lot and driveway carefully as other drivers and the construction workers may not anticipate cross traffic and the road surface may be rough.

Upper Centennial Drive (above Strawberry Gate):

The Strawberry and Grizzly entrances to the Laboratory will be accessible to both uphill and downhill traffic through early August. Later, as the re-surfacing progresses uphill, access to these entrances will be available only to uphill traffic (between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.) during certain weeks.

In the next month, traffic between the Lawrence Hall of Science and the Grizzly Gate will be subject to periodic delays and control by flagpersons. Campus will be excavating a portion of the hillside below the road in order to stabilize the slope.

Weekends and after-hours (4 p.m. to 8 a.m., Monday-Friday)

Throughout the re-surfacing project, both traffic lanes will be open (one uphill and one downhill) between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 a.m. and on weekends. Reduced speeds are advised in the construction area as the road surface will be irregular.

Watch Currents for updates on future phases of the work. If you have any questions, contact Rich McClure at X4486.


N e w s w i r e

White House and Congress clash over DOE funding issues:

The Clinton Administration has threatened to veto two bills that relate to DOE funding, one from the House Appropriations Committee and one from the Senate Appropriations Committee. On the House side, the Administration is displeased with cuts ordered in DOE's administrative staff. These cuts, when combined with the 20-percent reduction in program direction funding also ordered by the House, would require layoffs of more than 1,000 employees, according to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) acting director Jacob Lew. It would also, Lew said, "leave the Department unable to adequately manage its contractors." Lew said DOE has already reduced its contractor workforce by nearly 20,000 over the past three years, and cut its federal personnel by more than 1,300. More than a third of DOE's 6,000 employees are located at the Department's headquarters in Washington, D.C. On the Senate side, the White House is not satisfied with the $570 million marked for energy efficiency programs. Though this figure is $17 million above what DOE received for these programs in FY96, and $47 million above what the House provided in its version of the FY97 funding bill, it is far below the $735 million sought by the Administration in its FY97 budget request. Lew said the appropriation proposal amounts to a 28-percent cut from the President's request for efficient industrial technologies, building technologies, and fuel-efficient vehicles. Republican Senate leaders have said they would try to "reach an accommodation" with the White House during the full committee markup.

Biologists urged to scrap Linnaeus:

In the world of biology, taxonomists categorize organisms according to species, genus, family, class, and order. This arrangement was proposed in 1753 by the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus based on appearances. Linnaeus knew nothing about evolution or genetics; consequently his classifications have no biological meaning. For example, phylogenetic studies indicate that birds should be grouped with reptiles, but they are not. Harvard botanist Michael Donoghue, out-going president of the Society of Systematic Biologists, has called on his organization to scrap the classification system of Linneaus and "find tree-based ways of talking about diversity through time and space." Not all taxonomists agree with him. One responded to Donoghue's proposal by saying that while it would be correct, "the transition would be horrific."


August EH&S Class Schedule

Pre-registration is required for all courses except Introduction to EH&S. To pre-register for all other classes, send e-mail to LBNL Training-Registration in the HR zone or send fax to X4072 with your name, employee ID number, extension, and class name, date & code (or call X5999).


BodyWorks makes onsite athletic workouts a reality

By Mary Bodvarsson

It's approaching noon, and you know you should stop what you're doing and get some exercise. But ... it takes too long, you don't want to give up your parking space, you wouldn't know where to go if you did ... for whatever reason, you just can't make it happen. So you go to lunch, and come back to your desk grumbling about lack of exercise.

Well, a couple of Berkeley Lab employees decided to change all that. After several months of pitching, planning, and organizing, they're not only sculpting themselves into shape, they're doing it right here at the Lab--with their very own personal trainer. Their group is called BodyWorks, and it is open to all Lab employees.

BodyWorks founders Rachel McGee and Lisa Brinkerhoff, who are club officers along with Anita Whichard, Francis Mann and Elsie Martin, organized the group under the auspices of the Employees Activities Association. Meeting monthly, the group agreed on an approach to fitness. Brinkerhoff then did the leg work that led them to Designer Fitness in Lafayette, a woman-owned company specializing in in-home (or office) personal training.

"Designer Fitness owner Deborah Durga was very flexible in working with us," Brinkerhoff says. "She was able to arrange for a trainer to come directly to us so we wouldn't have to leave the Hill."

This week, a class of six participants completed the first session with personal trainer Yvonne Blackwood (who is also certified in nutrition and sports medicine aid). For six weeks she has led the co-ed group in twice-a-week noontime classes combining circuit training with body sculpting. She works with each participant to tailor the exercises to his or her skill level, and to accommodate any injuries the participant may have.

"We hit all the muscle groups," she says. "We started with six exercises with a lot of modifications. Since then, everyone has really improved."

On Tuesdays, the class meets in a vacant conference room to work on body sculpting, which includes stretches, lunges, mat work, and a number of exercises involving resistance bands (a substitute for free weights). On Thursdays, the class goes outside to do a walking circuit punctuated by stops for muscle-toning exercises.

"We take advantage of being outside," Blackwood says. "We alternate two minutes of walking with two minutes of sculpting--doing pushups on a fence or bench, walking lunges, and stair climbing." She says the hills and stairs make the Lab perfect for circuit training.

"It's great," Brinkerhoff says. "Yvonne really helps keep us focused. At the end of each session, we're all either exhilarated or exhausted. "

The next BodyWorks session starts Thursday, Aug. 1. Sign-ups will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, in the Bldg. 70A conference room. Call Brinkerhoff at X5521 beforehand to schedule a brief meeting with a personal trainer during that time. The six-week, 12-class sessions are $72 per person.

CAPTION: Personal trainer Yvonne Blackwood (center) leads the group in a workout with resistance bands. Photo by Joe Moore


Calendar of Events   July 29-August 9

Calendar of Events at Berkeley Lab


The Berkeley Lab Calendar is published biweekly here on the World Wide Web and in Currents by the Public Information Department. Employees can list a meeting, class, or event in the Calendar by using this submission form. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Monday in the week that Currents is published.

In addition to the events listed below, Berkeley Lab's Washington, D.C. Projects office is hosting a Science and Technology Seminars series. 

Scientific Conferences




Classical Group Rehearsal, 5-7 p.m. in the cafeteria, for info. contact Wesley Steele at X7893.





"Advanced Instrumentation for Large-Scale Genomic Sequencing" will be presented by Joe Jaklevic of Engineering at 4:10 p.m. in 2-100B; refreshments, 3:50 p.m.


"How to Weigh the Universe Using Supernovae" will be presented by Saul Perlmutter of the Physics Division at noon in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium.


Folk Group Rehearsal, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria, for info. contact Larry Bell at X5406.



Radiation Protection - Sealed Rad Sources (EHS 438), 1:30-2:30 p.m., Bldg. 51-201


"Assessing Federal Appliance and Lighting Standards" will be presented by Jim McMahon and Steven Pickle of the Energy and Environment Division at noon in Bldg. 90-3148.

FRI., AUG. 2


"Radiation Damping and Quantum Excitation In Focusing Systems" will be presented by Zhirong Huang of Stanford/SLAC at 10:30 a.m. in the Bldg. 71 conference room.


"Immobilization of Metal Contaminants with Apatite" will be presented by Samuel J. Traina of Ohio State University at noon in Bldg. 90-1099.

MON., AUG. 5


Classical Group Rehearsal, 5-7 p.m. in the cafeteria, for info. contact Wesley Steele at X7893.



Lockout/Tagout Training (EHS 256), 9:30-11:30 a.m., Bldg. 51-201


"Molecular Beam Reaction Dynamics of Nitrogen Atoms" will be presented by Piergiorgio Casavecchia of the University of Perugia, Italy, at 11 a.m. in 425 Latimer Hall.

WED., AUG. 7


First Aid (EHS 116), 8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 48-109

Basic Electrical Hazard Awareness-Researchers (EHS 260), 9:30-11:30 a.m., Bldg. 51-201


"Synthetic Membranes: Teaching an Old Polymer New Tricks" will be presented by Deborah Charych of the Materials Sciences Division at noon in the Bldg. 66 Auditorium.


Folk Group Rehearsal, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria, for info. contact Larry Bell at X5406.



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


General meeting at noon in Bldg. 90-1099


"SUNCALC: A New Design Tool for Calculating Solar Heat Gain

and Daylighting in Buildings" will be presented by Saill White of Energy Solutions Unlimited at noon in Bldg. 90-3148.


"Molecular Approaches in Site Assessment and Bioremediation" will be presented by Gary Sayler of the University of Tennessee at noon in 338 Koshland Hall.

FRI., AUG. 9



Dining Center   July 29-August 2

Berkeley Lab Family Day Picnic

Sunday, Aug. 25 -- WaterWorld USA

Be sure to get your tickets for this year's Berkeley Lab Family Day Picnic, to be held from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, at WaterWorld USA in Concord (see Currents, July 12).

In addition to all the park's attractions, there will be a barbecue picnic from 12:30-2 p.m., and unlimited soft drinks from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. weekdays. Cost is $17 per person; children 3 and under are free.


Fishing derby

Berkeley Lab's Outdoor Club is sponsoring a trout fishing derby on Saturday, July 27. All employees and family members are invited to participate. The angler landing the biggest trout will win the biggest prize! Tickets are $1; contact Al Harcourt, X7660 or Bruce MacDonell, X6476, for derby details and reservations.


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.


'69 OLDSMOBILE Cutlass Supreme, classic, exc. cond., 67K mi., new V-8 eng., 4-dr, orig. black upholstery covered w/plastic (never removed), Michelin white side wall tires, new F/R brakes, AM-FM radio, a/c, kept in garage, 1st owner, $6K/b.o. X4465

'78 OLDSMOBILE Cutlass Supreme, brn, 75K mi., gd mech. cond., left front body damaged, maint. records, $950/b.o. (leaving). Jean-Michel, X7538, 548-0626

'82 FORD Fairmont, a/t, 97K mi., brand new front & rear brakes, starter, solenoid & battery, AM/FM cass. stereo, clean, leaving country, must sell, $850. Mimo, X4824, 526-7388 (eve.)

'83 NISSAN Sentra, new transmission, 129K mi., AM/FM/tape, all pwr, gd cond., $2300. Nadia, X7794, Bachir, 841-9733

'83 VOLVO DL, 2-dr, AM/FM cass., a/t, a/c, 130K mi., $3200. X5833, 528-7002

'86 FORD Bronco II, 4x4, 2.9L,
V-6, gd shape in & out, $4K. Dennis, 825-1636

'86 HONDA Civic, 3-dr hatchbk, lt. blue, 121K mi., gd cond., new clutch, asking $2250. Werner, 642-9522

'87 BMW 325i, 4-dr, V-6, loaded, a/t, AM/FM cass., custom whls., clean, 83K mi., blk, $9200/b.o. Matt, X5241, 724-7517

'87 HONDA Civic, 3-dr, 5-spd, a/c, stereo, 111K mi., engine replaced, new tires, $2490. Ulli, X5347, 601-6541

'87 TOYOTA LE van, metallic blue, seats 7, a/t, p/s, p/b, p/w, a/c, sunrf, moonrf, radio & cass., solid cond., $4K. Swapan, X7217, Swapan or Janet, 528-5325

'88 CORVETTE, blk on blk, 37K mi., coupe w/2 tops, auto, Z52 pkg., exc. cond., all pwr, $16,750/b.o. Mark, X7451, 895-0151

'90 FORD Festiva, 5-spd, low mi., AM/FM cass., Prolock sec. system, like new, $2900/b.o. Gisela, 841-2066

'95 TOYOTA 4-Runner, 14.5K mi., V-6, extras, exc. cond., $25,700. Kitty, 709-1339

MOTORHOME, '81 Ford, class C, 65K mi., 6.6L, runs on gas or propane, great shape in & out, just smogged & licensed, $12K. Dennis, 825-1636

ENGINE, Ford 390, w/C6 manual trans., carburetor, headers, etc., like new. 906-9786


CARPOOL, rider wanted, from Vacaville Fairfield area to LBNL, Mon.-Fri., work hr. 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., arrive at LBNL approx., 6:45 a.m. Mark, X4671

VANPOOL, starting from the Tri-Valley area - Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon. Philip, X6583


FOOTBALL, 49ers, Sat., 8/3 vs. Denver, 1 p.m., Sat., 8/10 vs. San Diego, 2 ea., sec. 47 UR, $50 ea. Al, X5901, 672-2716

FOOTBALL, 49ers season tickets and/or rights, 3 together, lower box, sec. 10, row Z. Daryl, X5901, (707) 643-2895

FOOTBALL, 49ers/Raiders rights, 50 yd. line seats, as low as $1K. John, (415) 924-0367


BABY-SITTING/HOUSEKEEPING job for exp. person. Matt, X5241, 724-7517


AIRLINE DISCOUNT COUPON, gd on any TWA published fare of $300 or more, travel must be completed by 12/31/96, $50 value, asking $25. H. Matis, X5031, 540-6718

BICYCLES (3), little girl's bike, Schwinn Starlet, 12" frame, banana seat, sparkle purple paint, white fenders, brand-new cond., $75; girl's mtn bike, Diamondback Traverse, 16" frame, granite-speckle paint, 18-spd, Suntour-equipped, True-Temper tubing, brand new, hardly used, $125; girl's mtn bike, Huffy Expedition, 18" frame, 10-spd, pink-blue-silver paint, great cond., $60. Carol, X4812

COFFEE TABLE, black lacquer, 30" sq., 22" high, $45; inlaid Italian provincial coffee table, 74 X 21 X 14" high, w/matching end table, 27" sq., 20" high, w/storage, $150/pr. Stan, 758-8017

DINING SET, antique, very sturdy Victorian-style table w/5 leafs, 6' buffet, serving mirror & 6 chairs, $875. Karl, X6129

GRAPHICS PLOTTER, HP7475A, $85. Ed, 526-6328

KITTENS, 5-mo. old, rescued w/ Mom, litter box trained, playful, all have shots, spayed, Mom blk w/yellow eyes, 1 male, blk & white, 2 females, gray tabby w/white & tan markings, other blk & white, all w/yellow eyes, prefer indoor only, asking for sm. donation to help defray vet. fees. Sherry, (415) 499-7240, (510) 644-2137

MOVING SALE, man's mountain bike, Bianchi Ocelot, 18-spd, $65; woman's mountain-bike, Huffy Rock Trail, grn, $60; many household items, incl. furniture, baby equipment, plants, and more. Iris, 526-9530

STOVE, Caloric brand, gas, self-cleaning oven, gd. cond.; microwave, Amana, lg. cap.; microwave cart w/wheels. Carol, X6696, 526-4152

SWING SET, children's, deluxe, requires assembly, $129 new, $25/b.o.; children's wading pool, w/slide for toddlers, $15/b.o.; wrought-iron fence, w/gate & installation hardware, new, never installed, $330 new, $220/b.o.; kitchen table, heavy pine, dk color, 2 leaves (48" dia. round w/o leaves in), $60/b.o.; cabinet, audio/video rack style, 6' tall, 30" wide, 12" deep, 4 adj. height shelves - 2 glass, wood finish, 2 units avail., $60 ea./b.o. Philip, X6583

TREADMILL, Nordic Sport, non-motorized, w/LCD display workout computer, arm workout motion option, 4 yr. old, incl. pulse monitor ear clip, incl. manual, working cond., you pick up, $300 new, asking $150/b.o. 523-2514

TV, Toshiba 27", new in bx, universal remote, picture-in-picture, under warranty, $450. Kathy, X4903, 685-5659

TV, 1-1/2 yr. old, $100; VCR, 1 yr. old, $80. Martin, X5738

WATER FILTERS, NSA, sink installation. Marek, X5029, 582-5867


ALBANY, unfurn. 2 master bdrm condo, sec. garage, nr BART & E.C. Plaza, no pets, no smoking, avail. 8/1, $1030/mo. Mrs. Kim, 524-4199

BERKELEY, Elmwood, furn. 1-bdrm+ apt, sunny, quiet, walk to UCB & public trans., lg. garden terrace overlooking Berkeley Hills, split-level w/lg. windows, linen, dishes, TV, hi-fi, VCR, microwave, for non-smoker, avail. early Aug. (flex.), min. 10 mo., $885/mo. 843-6325 (msg.)

BERKELEY, Northside, Rose & Walnut, furn. bdrm, util. + local phone, cleaning, $350/wk, $850/3 wks, $950/mo. 549-1876

BERKELEY, Bancroft, 5 min. walk from shuttle, 2-bdrm, share apt, washer/dryer, non-smoker, avail. 10/1, $475/mo. utils. incl. Stefano, X5584, 845-5945

BERKELEY, Walnut Sq. (Vine & Shattuck), studio apt, hardwd flrs, easy walk to LBNL shuttle, upper flr, sublet for Sept. & Oct. only, $500/mo. Joanne, 527-9977

NO. BERKELEY, in-law apt, pvt. entrance, deck, convenient location, nr public trans. & Solano shopping, non-smoker, $485/mo. incl. util. J. Klems, 528-9522

NO. BERKELEY HILLS, lg., antique furn. rm w/views, shared home, conscientious non-smoker, washer/dryer, 1 mi. from UCB, $460/mo. + share utils. 527-2123, 233-8040 (eve.)

CASTRO VALLEY, furn./unfurn., 2 bdrms, laundry, kitchen privs., avail. 8/1, $400/mo. + some utils. Marek, X5029, 582-5867

EL SOBRANTE, share spacious, rural house w/pvt bdrm & ofc., 25 min. to Berkeley, lots of yd/shop/storage & living space, pets OK, no smoking, $525/mo. Karl, X6129

WANTED: 1-bdrm apt/condo/in-law in Orinda or Moraga for mature nonsmoker. X8646, 237-5914

WANTED: house to rent by ALS visitors, late Sept. & Oct. Fred, X4892

WANTED: 1 rm in shared house, in Berkeley nr LBNL, for 8/27 - 10/30, for a post grad student, ~$450/mo.

WANTED: short term housing for German LBNL/ALS post-doc w/spouse, Aug. only. Winni, (+49)40 4398236, (+49) 5452 665

WANTED: 1-bdrm, cottage, apt or share, unfurn., for LBNL employee. Steven, X6966, 204-9494,


BAHAMAS, Taino Beach Resort, 1-bdrm condo, slps up to 4, every amenity, on beach, pool, tennis, min. 60 days adv. notice, $500/wk. 528-1614

HIGH SIERRAS, 4-bdrm cabin, washer, dryer, deck, frpl, hiking, fishing, swimming, canoeing, 4 hr. from Berkeley, 1 hr. from Truckee, on Hwy. 49, for people who will take gd care of our vacation home, wk/wkends. Jane, 849-4096

HOMEWOOD, furn. 3-bdrm, 2-bth cabin, 2 dbl beds in ea. bdrm, +3 roll away beds, 1 trundle bed in LR, family preferred, group w/exc. refs. OK, 1 mi. from ski area, 6 mi. from Alpine Meadows, $1500/mo. Viki, 549-1876 (eve.)


FISH, Arowana, approx. 2' long & 4-1/2 yr. old, too big for current tank, to gd home. Brad, X5219


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