LBL Currents -- September 30, 1994

Berkner named Deputy Director for Operations

By Lynn Yarris,

LBL Director Charles Shank has announced the appointment of Klaus Berkner as the new Deputy Director for Operations. With the new appointment, effective October 1, the functions of operations and administration will be brought under the management of a single senior executive for the first time.

"I am pleased that the UC Board of Regents has approved this appointment," Shank said. "The new organization will provide a more efficient infrastructure for supporting the Laboratory's research programs."

Organizational integration with elimination of redundancies and fragmentation is one of the key requisites called for in Vision 2000, the strategic plan for ensuring that LBL maintains its position as one of the nation's premier scientific institutions. The creation of this new deputy director position and the appointment of Berkner to fill it are considered major steps towards achieving that requirement and "making an LBL that works."

As part of the organizational changes taking place with the Berkner appointment, Associate Laboratory Director Rod Fleischman, formerly head of the Administration Division, will now be in charge of industrial program development and government and community relations.

"This change," Shank said, "provides the long overdue emphasis on outreach to private industry and other non-traditional sponsors that is vital in the current competitive environment."

Piermaria Oddone remains LBL's principal Deputy Director, with responsibility for scientific policy and program development, major new laboratory initiatives, and the Office of Planning and Development, which will now be known as the Office of Planning and Communication.

The changes announced by Shank represent the first major reorganization of the Laboratory since 1991, when the position of ALD, Operations, was created. Berkner took that job after having directed the Accelerator and Fusion Research Division since 1984.

A graduate of UC Berkeley with a Ph.D. in physics, Berkner began his career at LBL in 1964, working in the magnetic fusion energy group. He went on to oversee operations of the neutral beam program and the design and construction of the Neutral Beam Engineering Test Facility. The NBETF was a highly acclaimed national test facility at LBL used to develop neutral beam injectors for the fusion energy program.

Berkner said he has no immediate plans for changes in the current organizational structures of the administration and operation divisions, but expects there will be some changes in the future.

"My plans are to first get a better feel for what everybody is doing before making any changes," he said. "An evaluation of all administration services, including those in the scientific program divisions, has been underway (led by Cheryl McFate) and I will be looking at the recommendations that follow."

Fleischman came to LBL in 1991 to head administration. Prior to his LBL appointment, he was with the Battelle Memorial Institute, which manages the Pacific Northwest Laboratory. He said his experiences there as a research line manager, and later, as vice president of management and business systems development should serve him well in his new role.

"LBL has been performing significant work for private industry, but we have the potential to do much more in the way of establishing enduring business relationships," Fleischman said. "Director Shank has asked me to escalate our collaborations with non-traditional sponsors and to strengthen our ties to traditional partners.

"My near-term focus will be on establishing a strong market analysis and business development presence for LBL. Concurrently, we will be strengthening our internal network with LBL's scientific divisions. Our job is to bring LBL expertise and technology together to solve important problems for new industrial and government clients."

Answering to Fleischman now will be the Technology Transfer Department, headed by Cheryl Fragiadakis, and the Government and Community Relations Department, headed by Reid Edwards.

Public meeting focuses on national energy policy

Shank one of 11 panelists

By Lynn Yarris,

Credibility with the public as it pertains to funding for scientific research was a key issue at a public meeting convened on September 23 in Oakland to discuss the National Energy Policy Plan.

LBL Director Charles Shank was one of 11 panelists who discussed the theme of "Science and Technology for Sustainable Development." The public meeting is one of eight taking place around the country to solicit public input on the 1995 National Energy Policy Plan, which President Clinton will submit to Congress next year.

The roundtable discussion was moderated by UC Vice President Walter Massey, who charged that the fundamental questions are: "What is the appropriate role of government in science? And further, should the government, through the spending of public funds, assign priorities to science and engineering research, and to the development and deployment of new technologies?"

Under Secretary of Energy Charles Curtis led off the discussion. "One of our major problems is that the public trust in government has been shattered," he said. "The public will no longer [automatically] accept the judgment of DOE regarding the investment of tax dollars into basic and applied science."

Defining "sustainable development" as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, the panelists stressed the need for the national labs and other scientific organizations to improve the public's understanding and appreciation of science and technology.

Martha Krebs, head of DOE's Office of Energy Research, the primary funding agency of the national labs, noted that the national laboratories have been the primary recipients of public funds for science. "We need to determine how to best use this past investment to build a sustainable future if we want continued support."

Curtis added, "We face a basic issue in which the validity of the public's previous investment in science and technology is being questioned. We're probably not going to convince Congress to increase funding (above current levels) so we are going to have to get smarter about spending what money we have."

Shank pointed out the extraordinary role the national labs have played in the past and argued that they continue to represent the most prudent investment of tax dollars for science and technology research. It was his strong conviction, however, that a future role will have to include partnerships with American industry.

"We can't just develop a technology and throw it out into the world for industry to develop," Shank said. "We must work together in real time with industrial scientists to solve their technological problems. Technology transfer must be kept in mind at every step of the way in research."

"Everyone keeps saying that national laboratories must change," said Alvin Trivelpiece, director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. "Well, the national laboratories have changed, and there are many more industrial partnerships underway now than ever before. But we need to get this message out to those who haven't heard it."

There was a general agreement among all the panelists that current and future benefits will have to be weighed against the cost of pursuing research and development in order to maximize the social return on the investment of tax dollars in science and technology. Partnerships between government and private institutions hold promise but also carry risks.

"We must guard against promising the public more than we can deliver," Massey cautioned.

"We need to be grounded in the truth in what we claim or else we create doubts that affect the credibility of all science," Trivelpiece agreed.

Trivelpiece, speaking on behalf of the other lab directors on the panel, said that the government can assign priorities to research but "wishing does not always make it so." He likened the dilemma facing the scientific community to the three laws of thermodynamics which state that "you can't win, you can't break even, and you can't quit the game."

The other panelists for the morning roundtable discussion included Martin Blume, deputy director of Brookhaven National Laboratory; Linda Capuano, vice president of Conductus, Inc.; Richard Celeste, former governor of Ohio; Robert Conn, dean of engineering at UC San Diego; Mike Eaves, transportation manager, Southern California Gas Co. Fritz Kalhammer Electric Power Research Institute; and Albert Narath, director of Sandia National Laboratory.

PHOTO CAPTION -- Under Secretary of Energy Charles Curtis (left) appeared with UC's Walter Massey, DOE's Martha Krebs, LBL Director Charles Shank, and other national scientific figures at the National Energy Policy Plan public meeting, held last Friday in Oakland.
Photo by Paul Hames

Human Resources Corner

Accessing HR

Beginning Monday, Oct. 3, the Human Resources Department, located on the second floor at 1936 University Ave. in Berkeley (Promenade Building, between Milvia Street and MLKJ Way), will be open for visitors Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. After 1 p.m., employees may schedule an appointment.

The LBL shuttle bus stops one block away from the Promenade Building, on Milvia Street. Your LBL parking permit allows you to park in the garage on the Addison Street side of the building.

Benefits Services

The Benefits Office is located on the second floor of the Promenade Building, in the Human Resources Department (see previous item). For your convenience, most commonly requested forms are available in several locations at the LBL. If your division office does not have the form you need, you can pick them up at the Reception Center, Bldg. 65, or outside the Cashier's Office on the first floor in Bldg. 90.

Utilizing the following steps will assist the Benefits Office in providing more timely service:

CJO changes

As a means to reduce overhead costs, the Human Resources Department has made several changes in the production of the Lab's Current Job Opportunities (CJO) bulletin.

Effective immediately, newly posted jobs will be described in their entirety only during the first two weeks of publication. Jobs remaining open beyond two weeks will be listed in their appropriate sections by job number, classification, division, working title, and salary range. Complete job descriptions may be reviewed at the Staffing Office, 1936 University Ave., and at the Reception Center, Bldg. 65. Listings may also be viewed on Internet via Gopher or Mosaic. Consult the front cover of the CJO bulletin for access information.

As a further cost-saving measure, the CJO will no longer be given out to job seekers. Copies will be distributed only to employees affected by layoff (one copy), division or personnel administrators, and department heads (Level 4 distribution). However, the CJO will continue to be posted in the Human Resources Department, the State of California Employment Development Department offices, and many Bay Area libraries, colleges, and job information agencies.

Finally, effective immediately, the CJO will be printed biweekly rather than weekly. These combined changes should result in a savings of approximately $70,000.

Site Access Services

Downsizing and consolidation at the Laboratory have meant that some Site Access Services functions will be available during more limited hours. Beginning Monday, Oct. 3, the services listed below are available:

Site Access services, Access, and Hours

Reception Center: X6155, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Badges/Permits: X6155, 8:15-11 a.m. & 1:30-4 p.m.

Gate Access Requests: Via QuickMail: Gate Passes or e-mail Gate_Passes, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., the day before visit. Fax: X6169 or Phone: X6155

Reserved Parking Spaces: QuickMail: Reserved Parking, Fax 6169 or Phone x 5196 8 a.m. - 3p.m., the day before visit.

Shuttle Services: Phone: X4165, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. as far in advance as possible

For more information, please call X6155.

LLNL hosts second women's symposium

LLNL's second Technical Women's Symposium will be held October 27-28 at the San Ramon Marriott. By request, the symposium doubled its capacity and has invited LBL, Sandia, SLAC, UC, and DOE employees to attend.

The symposium will highlight the accomplishments of women in the administrative, business, scientific/engineering, and technology support arenas. Dona Crawford, director of the National Information Infrastructure R&D at Sandia, will give the keynote address. Corlis Moody, director of DOE's Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, will be the luncheon speaker for the first day.

Breakout sessions cover engineering, science, business operations, health care technology and professional development. In addition, sessions on professional growth, mentoring opportunities, and networking will be offered.

Attendees may register for one day ($40) or both days ($75); continental breakfast and lunch are included each day. Space is limited to the first 400 registrants, and all interested LBL employees (male and female) are welcome. Look for registrations forms in October. For more information, contact Susan Davidson at Livermore, 423-6332.

N e w s W i r e


The Galvin Task Force on Alternative Futures for DOE National Laboratories--convened by Secretary of Energy Hazel O'Leary--is entering the "semifinal" stage of its work, according to chairman Robert Galvin, the former head of Motorola, Inc. During this period, Galvin has said he will push the task force members to form a consensus about such issues as whether or not DOE has created an excess capacity in the national lab system. Final recommendations could involve the redirection, conversion, and/or closure of elements within the system. While every task force member has visited at least one lab (members toured LBL on June 15), more individual visits may be scheduled. DOE welcomes public comments, which should be sent to the Department by October 31 in order to be considered by the task force. Direct comments to Michele Donovan, Galvin Task Force, Room 7B-198, Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20585.


AMTEX, the American Textile Partnership that includes LBL, has announced its third project--a five-year, $40 million effort to develop technologies for minimizing wastes generated during the manufacturing of fabrics. Called the Textile Resource Conservation project, this latest AMTEX effort is aimed at developing and deploying technologies to reduce process wastes and associated costs while recovering and reusing raw materials not fully used in manufacturing, such as dyes, finishing chemicals, and solid wastes. Laboratories participating in this project will include LBL, LLNL, Brookhaven, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, and Sandia, plus the Idaho National Engineering Lab, Pacific Northwest Laboratories, and DOE's Savannah River Site.


Gareth Thomas of the Materials Sciences Division was a guest of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Sept. 14-19, to deliver a series of lectures on "Materials Science, Electron Microscopy and Technology." He also received the Medal of the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy on the occasion of its 75th anniversary.

October EH&S Class Schedule: Date, Course, Time, and Place

10/3 & 5 -- Radiation Protection - Radiological Worker I (EHS-430) both days, 8 a.m. - noon, 2-100B

10/6 -- Crane/Hoist (Level 1) Training for Incidental Operators (EHS-211), 8 a.m. - noon 70A-3377

10/6 --Fire Extinguisher Use (EHS-530). 10-11:30 a.m. 48-109

10/11 --Chemical Hygiene & Safety Training (EHS 348), 9 a.m. - noon 66-316

10/11 -- Laser Safety (EHS-280), 9:30-11:45 a.m., 90-2063

10/11-- Lockout/Tagout (EHS 256), 9 a.m. - noon, 90-3148

10/11 -- Forklift Truck Safety (EHS 225), 8:30-10 a.m. , 90-4133

10/11 -- Machine Tool Safeguarding (EHA 245), 10 a.m. - noon, 90-1099

10/12 -- First Aid (EHS 116), 8 a.m. - noon, 48-109

10/18 & 20 -- Radiation Protection - Radiological Worker I (EHS 430) - both days, 8 a.m. - noon, 66-317

10/19 -- Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR; EHS 123), 9 a.m. - noon 48-109

10/19 -- Introduction to Environment, Health & Safety at LBL (EHS 010), 9-11:30 a.m. 66 Aud.

10/24 -- Accident Reporting/Investigation (EHS 815), 10 a.m. - noon, 90-2063

10/26 -- Building Emergency Team Training (EHS 154), 9-11:30 a.m., 50 Aud.

Pre-registration is required for all courses except New Employee Orientation (EHS 10). Call X6554 to register for CPR, First Aid, Fire Extinguisher Use, Earthquake Safety, and Building Emergency Team Training. Call X6612 or send a fax with your name, extension, and employee number to X6608 to pre-register for all other EH&S courses.

Frog a hit on info superhighway

Things are hopping on the World Wide Web, at least at LBL's "Whole Frog" link-up.

Since February, 16,000 hosts from 56 different countries have connected to the Lab's virtual frog dissection system, an interactive project created by the Imaging and Distributed Computing Group.

The Lab's cyber-amphibian was generated with a tomograph, which took pictures of 150 "slices" of the animal from head to foot. The slice images were used to create the three-dimensional representations seen during the dissection. On-line anatomists can view the frog, with or without skin, from any angle they choose. They can also look its different organs separately.

Amateur surgeons can find the Whole Frog Dissection Kit on the World-Wide Web at

Energy Awareness Month: FEMP teleconference

October has been designated Energy Awareness Month by the Department of Energy. In observation, LBL has planned several important events and activities.

The kick-off event will be a nationwide teleconference by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) entitled "TeleFEMP Broadcast I." It will be carried live via satellite from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. LBL and PG&E are co-hosting the event, which will feature energy savings success stories and highlight FEMP programs and tools available to agencies.

Following the broadcast, members of LBL's In-House Energy Management (IHEM) group, and the Energy & Environment Division will present their own success stories and answer questions. A light breakfast and refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Toni Reaves at IHEM, X7228.

The second event will be an Energy Awareness Fair, to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the LBL cafeteria. LBL's In-House Energy Management Program, Energy & Environment Division, and PG&E will provide information to LBL employees on how to save energy at the laboratory and at home. A limited number of devices that power-down a computer monitor after a specified delay time will be available free for use on computers at the Laboratory. In addition, employees can participate in a trade-in program by signing up to swap an electric heater used at the Lab for a lower wattage "Cozy Legs."


Brought to you by LBL's Health Services Department

Medical records accessible for review

Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary recently sent the following memo to all Department of Energy contractor and Federal employees regarding their right to access medical records:

"I am committed to ensuring that the Department conducts its business in an open and trustworthy manner. Protecting the health of our employees is essential to this commitment.

"To maintain your health, you should be knowledgeable about your occupational medical records and exposures to hazardous materials at your workplace. Information that is contained in medical and exposure records belongs to you, and you have an absolute right to access or give written authorization for others to obtain this information. Federal laws guarantee your rights in this regard, and employers must assure that access is provided in a reasonable time, place, and manner."

To access these records, write the Privacy Act Officer at the following address:

U.S. Department of Energy
Privacy Act Officer
1301 Clay St.
Oakland, CA 94612

Laboratory employees have always had access to their LBL medical records. For a copy, simply complete a release of information form, which can be obtained by contacting Heath Services at X6266.

Sign up for flu shots

Today (Sept. 30) is the last day to sign up for a Lab-sponsored flu shot. Health Services will offer low-cost flu vaccinations to employees over age 18 from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Bldg. 26. The vaccination program is made possible through VNA, the not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Association.

The cost will be $8, payable by check on that day to V.N.A.H.N.C. If you prefer a needle-free "bioject" injection, the cost will be $12.

To make an appointment, please call Health Services at X6266. It is suggested that you contact your own physician if you have specific personal questions about receiving the vaccine. For more information, contact Nancy Montoya, R.N., at X6266.

Blood drive

The next LBL blood drive is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14, in the Bldg. 70A Main Conference Room. Hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All employees are encouraged to donate. Refreshments will be provided. If you can't make it on October 14, please call and make an appointment at the Blood Bank, 654-29024.

Seminar on diabetes

Do you know a coworker, friend, or family member with diabetes? If you are interested in learning to recognize signs of insulin shock or diabetic coma and how to respond, you are invited to attend a presentation by the American Diabetic Association. The presentation is scheduled for 11-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Bldg. 4 Conference Room. Call Health Services (X6266), to reserve a space in the class.

Lab holiday schedule: FY 1994/95

The Laboratory has announced its holiday schedule for the period December 1994 through November 1995. This schedule supersedes the one printed in the 1994 Telephone Directory.

Monday, Dec. 26, 1994 Christmas Holiday

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 1994 Christmas Holiday

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 1994 Administrative Holiday

Thursday, Dec. 29, 1994 New Year's Holiday

Friday, Dec. 30, 1994 New Year's Holiday

Note: Laboratory operations will resume and employees will return to work on Monday, Jan. 2, 1995.

Additional holidays include:

Monday, Jan. 16, 1995 Martin Luther King Day

Monday, Feb. 20, 1995 President's Day

Monday, May 29, 1995 Memorial Day

Tuesday, July 4, 1995 Independence Day

Monday, Sept. 4, 1995 Labor Day

Thursday, Nov. 23, 1995 Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, Nov. 24, 1995 Thanksgiving Holiday

IDS Couriers offers 24-hour service

IDS Couriers is LBL's contract courier service. It operates 24 hours a day and can deliver and pick up documents and parcels on-site and anywhere in the Bay Area for a nominal fee. For more information and to request service, call 548-3263 and give pick-up/delivery locations, time requirements, and an LBL account number.

Central Storeroom has moved

Central Stores has moved out of its Bldg. 7 location and will open Monday, Oct. 3, in Buildings 78 and 903. The Stores buying group, however, will remain in the Bldg. 7 offices.

Beginning Monday, all crafts-type materials (tools, wire and lubricants) will be stocked in Bldg. 78. All other items (electronic, laboratory, janitorial, etc.) will be stocked in the off-site Bldg. 903 warehouse.

All Central Stores orders and Just-In-Time (JIT) systems orders--Boise, VWR, Bell--should continue be sent to mailstop 7-100. JIT systems returns, however, should be directed to Shipping at Bldg. 69-102.

Because of the move, stock orders were not processed this past week. Anyone with questions regarding year-end orders should call X6224 or X4208.

Lab life

Pam Coxson of the Life Sciences Division's Center for Functional Imaging and husband David Fairley have announced the birth of son Eugene Coxson Fairley, who weighed in at 7 lbs. 11 oz. on Aug. 17. Pam reports that Eugene, their first child, has already participated in his first LBL Runaround, traveling with Pam in a group of other LBL parents and children.

UC's new Soda Hall hosts open house

LBL employees are invited to an open house at Soda Hall, the new engineering building for computer science, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7. The event is hosted by Vice Chancellor and Provost Carol T. Christ; Dean David A. Hodges; and Robert Wilensky, Associate Chair, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. Please RSVP by Monday, Oct. 3, to 642-7377, or Soda Hall is located at the corner of Hearst and Le Roy Avenues.

C A L E N D A R -- October 7 to October 13

3 m o n d a y


8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 2-100B; Radiological Worker I (EHS-430), concludes on Wednesday; pre-registration required, X6612


8:30-11 a.m., Bldg. 50 Aud.; Teleconference Federal Energy Management Program

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Q&A, presentations & announcements by the In-House Energy Management (IHEM) Program and the Energy & Environment Division


4:30 p.m., 1 LeConte; R. Laughlin, Stanford Univ., "Strings and Things in Quantum Antiferromagnets," Refreshments 4 p.m., 375 LeConte

4 t u e s d a y


5 w e d n e s d a y


8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 2-100B; Radiological Worker I (EHS-430), continued from Monday; pre-registration required, X6612


2 p.m., Bldg. 70A-3377; F. Weber, Univ. of Munich, Germany, "Neutron Stars, Strange Stars, and Strange Dwarfs"


4 p.m., 2 LeConte; L. Hughes, Native Americans for a Clean Environment, "Native Populations and the U.S. Nuclear Industry: A Politically Incorrect Discussion of Environmental Justice Issues," Refreshments, 3:30 p.m., Bldg. T-4, rm. 100A

6 t h u r s d a y


8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 70A-3377; Crane/Hoist (Level 1) Training for Incidental Operators (EHS-211); pre-registration required, X6612


10-11:30 a.m., Bldg. 48-109; Fire Extinguisher Use (EHS-530); pre-registration required, X6554


Noon, Bldg. 50 Aud.


12:15 p.m., Bldg. 90-3148; L. Schipper, LBL, "Energy Use in Eastern Europe"


1:30 p.m., Bldg. 66 Aud.; M. Bhasin, Union Carbide, "Alkali Promoter Synergism in Selective Oxidation"


3:30 p.m., 1 LeConte; T. Readhead, Caltech, "Compact Symmetric Objects--A Class of Amazingly Short-Lived High Luminosity Radio Galaxies," Refreshments, 3 p.m., 661 Campbell


4:10 p.m., Alumni House Lounge; A. Sen, Lamont Univ./Harvard Univ., "Population and Practical Reason"

7 f r i d a y




Banana pancakes

Cream of potato & bacon

Stuffed shells

Bacon cheeseburger


Corned beef hash & eggs

Hearty vegetable beef

Sesame chicken

Tuna melt


3-cheese omelet

Chicken w/rice

Roast turkey breast

Hot pastrami & cheese


Blueberry pancakes

Creamy clam chowder

Baked vegetarian lasagna

Philly cheese steak


Ham scramble

Vegetarian minestrone

Tempura-fried fish

Barbecued beef on a roll


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


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'77 MERCEDES 300D, white, sunroof, a/c, cruise ctrl, pwr windows & locks, am/fm cass. stereo, mechanically in top cond., but body has some rust, $2400. Tom, X5644, 232-8532

'79 BUICK Skyhawk, 65K mi., cass. player, gd commute car, $875. Steve Sohner, X6228, 631-0668

'80 MERCEDES 240D, exc. cond., new transmission, rebuilt brakes, shocks, exhaust, a/c refill, cass., extras, $7K. Dick, X6204, 549-9049

'82 DATSUN pickup,130K mi., brn, very dependable, w/camper top & carpet kit, new battery & clutch, gd tires, $2500/b.o. Margretta, X6200, 547-5134

'82 MERCEDES 240D, 4-spd, white, 73K mi., sunroof, full pwr, a/c, am/fm/cass. stereo, 1 owner, exc. cond., $6800/b.o. 643-6413

'84 NISSAN Stanza, 4-dr, brn, clean, 5-spd, 142K mi., 1 owner, a/c, p/b, p/s, p/w, p/l, 4 spkr stereo cass., $1850. Dale Sartor, X5988, 547-2356

'84 VW Rabbit diesel, white/blue int., exc. cond., 65K mi., extras incl. Recaro seat, Borbet wheels, new radio, shocks, $3K. Dick, X6204, 549-9049

'86 HYUNDAI Excel, 2-dr hatchbk, 5-spd, a/c, stereo cass., exc., $2200. Tom Merrick, 547-5445

'87 HYUNDAI Excel GL, 4-dr hatchbk, 5-spd, 73K mi., am/fm/cass., new clutch/battery, $1K. Uwe, X7475, 526-7388

'88 FORD Tempo, exc. cond., stereo, roof ski rack, 5-spd, leaving the country, 79K mi., reg. until June '95, leaving country, $2999. V.R. Mimo, X4824, 208-5566

'89 HONDA Civic 3-dr hatchbk, silver, 4-spd auto, a/c, am/fm/cass. stereo, 25K mi., new battery/muffler, orig. owner, $5700. Claude, X6359

'90 GEO Prism, white, 5-spd, a/c, pwr lock, 65K mi., exc. cond., $6.5K/b.o. 658-6613 (msg./eve.)

'90 TOYOTA 4-wd pickup, 5-spd, deluxe crewcab w/shell, low mi., fully winterized, $12.5K/b.o. Alma, X5731, 527-5084

'93 HYUNDAI Elantra, 15K mi., auto, p/s, p/b, a/c, exc. cond., just driven from Iowa, leaving country, $8K/b.o. 245-2432 (eve.)

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

SCOOTER, '86 Honda Elite 80, red, gd cond., well-maintained, 5800 mi., built for 2 people, locking trunk, 2 helmets, Kryptonite lock, $900. Mary, 845-6659


RIDERS WANTED, route begins at Rohnert Park, ends at Berkeley BART, work hrs are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Shirley Claire, X4521


INFORMATION from anyone who may have witnessed a hit-and-run accident at the Y-parking lot on Monday, Sept. 26, in which a white vehicle hit and damaged a 1993 green Toyota Camry. X5921.

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

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

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


AIR BED w/removable mattress cover, queen sz., primary mattress or stores compactly, heavy duty, very little use, like new, $239 new, $85/b.o. Joanthan, X4704

AIR COMPRESSOR TANK, horizontal, 80 gal. cap., heavy-duty, professional, tank is 57" long & 20" in dia., w/mounting bracket on top that is 12" by 31" long, $150. Jack Smith, X5901, 471-4921 (after 3:30 p.m.)

BASS BOAT & TRAILER, 13' Boston Whaler, $600; 40 hp Mercury 89, low hours, $1500; 36 lb. thrust auto pilot trolling motor, $300, $2300. Al Harcourt or Jhon, X7660, 625-5500

BICYCLE, Miyata road bike, 21" frame, Shimano equip., 12-spd, incl. lights & lock, best for someone under 5' 8", very gd cond., $150/b.o. Joanthan, X4704

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

COLOR TV, 20", remote ctrl, stereo sound, $190; hand blender, Cuisineart, stainless steel cup, used once, $40; futon w/frame, twin sz., $40; studio easel, lg., German-made, $280. Johan or Carin, 528-1657

DRAFTING TABLE, sm., oak, $50. Laurie, X5646

FUTON PLATFORM, full sz., finished oak, gd cond., $75/b.o. Ursula, X4338

GAS DRYER, works well, $60. Melvin, (415)974-9916

HAM RADIO EQUIP., Drake R4c & T4X twins; speaker console, $325. Bob, X6181, 845-3753

HP100LX 2MB, all packaging, manuals, etc., Connectivity Pack Software, RS232 cable, RS232 adapter kit, extended warranty thru Oct. '96, best offer over $400; palmtop computer, HP95LX-1MB, 11 oz., 3.4"x6.3"x1", w/RS232 cable & PC Connectivity Pack Software, all manuals & boxes, HP AC adapter, DOS 3.22, Lotus 1-2-3 & PIM SW in ROM, under warranty thru '96, best reasonable offer over $225. Randy, X7530, 845-2144

MINI BLINDS, 29" W, 60" L, blue, $5; sm. ironing board, $5, make offer. 843-2097

MOLUCCAN COCKATOO, young male, tame, $700; Casio Pulse measuring wristwatch, new, $20/b.o. X6972

MOVING SALE, 10/1, 312 Carlston St., Richmond, east of Macdonald & San Pablo, many items incl. appliances, baby bed, etc., must go. Etienne, X7215, Masami, 237-1754

MOVING SALE: Oak Armoire chest, $95; 5-drwr chest, $40; Advent spkrs, $125/pr.; JVC turntable, $35; JVC cass. deck, $45; B&O shelf spkrs, $100/pr.; twin beds (2), $40 ea.; full sz. mattress w/frame, $75; lamps, $10-$15 ea.; refrigerator, Frigidaire, 17 cu. ft., white, exc. cond., $200/b.o. 643-6413

NINTENDO Game Boy & 4 games, $65; Erte silk scarf, Dream Voyage, $75; Parker pen set, fountain & ball pt., malachite finish, $75; Pelican rollerball pen, grn finish, $75. Lisa Snow, X6268, 841-4855

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

ROWING MACHINE, compact w/tension adjustment, $25. 235-3983

TABLE w/extends, from France, oak & walnut, w/benches, $495. Eric, X6836


ALAMEDA, lg., sunny front rm in furn. Victorian, very safe & clean, phone & cable hook-up, short/long term, avail. 10/5, utils. incl., $425/mo. + dep. Elise, X4574

ALBANY, furn. 1-bdrm apt., washer/dryer, nr UC Village & bus to LBL/UCB, quiet family dist., no more than 3 persons, prefer visiting professor w/spouse, nonsmokers, $675/mo. Donald Mangold, X6459

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

ALBANY, 2-bdrm, 2-bth condo, very clean, partly furn., bay view, swimming pool, tennis cts, 24-hr sec., garage parking, bus/BART to LBL/UCB 15 min., nr shopping ctr, no pets, non-smoker, lease, $950/mo., Rai, X7613, 524-7941 (eve.)

BERKELEY, rm avail. in 3-bdrm house, quiet folks in quiet neighborhood, washer & dryer, lg. kitchen, storage, $375/mo. + 1/3 utils. Gary, 642-5583, 845-2131

BERKELEY, on Hearst about 25 min. walk to UC/LBL shuttle, share 2-bdrm apt w/"absent" roommate, must be responsible, mature & clean individual, yd, garden, $495/mo. + utils., incl. parking. 540-0385

BERKELEY, 1 mi. so. of UCB, unfurn. 1-bdrm apt, quiet, mature bldg., no pets, parking, laundry fac., $506/mo., $1012 dep. Marnie 843-0886 (msg.)

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

BERKELEY, 1-bdrm apt. for a commuter (3 nights/wk), 5 min. from LBL, rent negot. 841-9323

BERKELEY, walk to LHS, furn. rm w/sep. entrance, pvt bth, garden view, kitchen & laundry privs., $495/mo. 549-0510

NO BERKELEY, 1 furn. lg. rm in 4-bdrm house, 4-bridge view, parking, nr bus stop & Tilden Park, $425/mo. 528-6953

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

SO. BERKELEY, spacious 1-bdrm apt, view, quiet neighborhood, new carpet & appliances, pets negot., $497/mo. + dep. 658-6222

EL CERRITO/RICHMOND, 1 blk from E.C. post ofc., 2-bdrm, 1-bth apt, elec. stove, refrig., dishwasher, frpl, closed auto. garage, bay windows, yd, laundry fac., nr BART, public trans. & shopping, newly painted, clean, $845/mo. Andy, 724-3089

EL CERRITO HILLS, part. furn. 3-bdrm, 2-bth house, 2-car garage, bay view, frpl, washer/dryer, dishwasher, avail. 10/10, $1200/mo. (209) 575-4701

KENSINGTON, part furn. rm, share house w/family, quiet, easy access to LBL/UCB, full kitchen & house privileges, $450/mo. Dennis Moltz, X7853, 526-7388.

KENSINGTON, spacious 5-bdrm house to share w/1 person, pvt. bth, privacy, bay view from lg. bdrm, garden, trees, nr busses (#7 & #10) & shopping, favorite of LBL people, $495/mo., light work can be exchanged for part of rent. 524-7086

NO. OAKLAND, nr BART/buses, 2 lg. rms in shared house, share w/ quiet female grad student & cat, off-st. parking, prefer female vegetarian, non-smoker, short term considered, cats OK, $275 + 1/2 utils. Margretta, X6200, 547-5134

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

WANTED: 1-bdrm/studio/cottage/in-law/house/apt in east bay (Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito to Montclair/Glenview), quiet, responsible, LBL researcher. Nance Matson, X7328, (415)-898-7088

WANTED: Furn. 1-bdrm apt/in-law in local area, quiet, responsible, nom-smoker, for visiting Brazilian researchers, for 11/1, will pay $500-$600/mo. max. Bruno, X4779

WANTED: Nice 2-bdrm house/duplex, prefer Berkeley/El Cerrito Hills or Montclair, for 2 people & dog, non-smokers, starting approx. 10/15-11/1, prefer under $900/mo. Clayton, X4840.

WANTED: Apt/sm. house for new LBL researcher, prefer sunny, fresh place, part furn., less than 20 min. commute, mo.-to-mo. rental of up to $1k.


HIGH SIERRAS, comfortable, quiet 4-bdrm cabin, washer & dryer, deck, frpl, hiking, swimming, fishing, canoeing (comes w/house), sunbathing, 4 hrs. from Berkeley, 1 hr. from Truckee, wk/wkend, to those who will take gd care of our vacation home. Jane Mauldon, 642-3475

KAUAI, HAWAII, 2-bdrm harbor-side condo., a/c, washer/dryer, outdoor pool, tennis, beach, avail. 12/1-15, $450 first week, $550 second week or $900/both. Jane Mauldon, 642-3475


CAT, 2 yr. old Calico, just rescued & treated. Mark, X6554

KITTEN, gray w/white paws, very friendly, female, about 7 wks old, needs home. Jonathan, X4704

REFRIGERATOR, big, old, lovable, to whomever will pick it up. Chris, 559-8330

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