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October 26, 1996

Events and Classified Ads

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Jeffrey Itell


Leukemia Society of America Fundraiser

On Tuesday, October 29, a fundraiser happy hour will be held at the Bethesda Theater Cafe to benefit the Leukemia Society of America. The evening will honor the memory of Michael Manning, a much-loved employee of the locally based Discovery Channel, who lost his battle with leukemia earlier this year. The event will also show support for 5 ½ year old Ian Kirk of Rockville who is currently doing well in his fight against lymphoma.

The fundraiser will run from 5:30 to 7PM. Light snacks and soft drinks will be provided. Everyone in attendance will be eligible to win a growing list of door prizes to be raffled, including gift certificates to Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Planet Hollywood, the cruise ship Dandy and tickets to Baltimore Ravens’ games and the Redskins/49ers game on 11/24.

Suggested donation is $3. Anyone donating $5 or more, will automatically receive a pass to a Sunday-Thursday screening at the Bethesda Theater Cafe. The theater is also donating 50 cents from each regular 8PM screening of Independence Day that night to the Leukemia Society of America.

Jeff Krulik


The Women’s Aquatic Network and George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management and Institute for the Environment.

The ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES of ELECTION 96 with invited speakers from Campaigns of Dole-Kemp 96 & Clinton-Gore 96. The speakers will address how the Presidential candidates stand on issues related to the coastal and marine environment, natural resource management, and science policy. Date:Tuesday, October 29, 1996; Reception 6:30; Speakers 7:00PM; Place:George Washington University, Funger Hall, Room 108 2201 G Street, NW, Washington, DC. Donation: $3 students; $5 WAN members, seniors, GWU Faculty & staff; $7 non-members

For more information, check the Women’s Aquatic Network home page at

Lynne Mersfelder 301-713-3078 x172 leave phone & names


Wayward Cat Seeks Good Home

My neighbor recently found a young male Manx cat; she can’t keep him because she already has four cats and three dogs (insert your own punch line here). For you interior decorating buffs looking to coordinate your accessories, he’s "gray with pink undertones," whatever that means. She says he has a sweet disposition, and I’m assuming he knows how to use a litter box (otherwise she wouldn’t think he’s so sweet). I don’t know if he’s been neutered, but that can be fixed (I just couldn’t help myself - I had to say it).

Please let me know if you’re interested in taking him home. I’m really begging you to save me from myself - even though I’m allergic to cats and really a dog person, I’ve already picked out a name, and am thinking about all the little toys I could buy him.

Donna Ancypa


Mattress and inner springs

Full size mattress and inner springs — the approximately 73in by 52in size. Used only six months by my niece. $100 for both mattress and inner springs. Please take both. Located at my house in Alexandria off King St. just east of Shirley Hwy (I-395, Exit # 5). I’ll send a map. You’ll need a van or pickup. Only a ten minute drive from D.C. Cleveland Park area during a light traffic time. (703) 379-0425

Don Taylor


Solid Oak Partners Desk

The top is 4’6" by 5’6" solid oak in very good condition. Must sell - moving. This is a very rare piece of furniture probably from the 30’s so please make a reasonable offer! Disassembles to easily put in a van and take away. Send e-mail or call 202/265-2200 and leave a message, we’ll get back to you.

Ian Gordon


Progressive Pollster Hiring

Progressive pollster seeks people with free time Thursday night October 24 or Saturday or Sunday afternoons October 26 & 27 to make telephone calls for public-opinion survey. Three hours’ commitment required. Pollster will pay $5.25/hour. Anyone interested call 544-0821.

David Sobelsohn


Shared Apartment in Georgetown

Medium sized room with private porch, private bathroom, plenty of closet space. House has high ceilings, wood floors and nice backyard. Plenty of street parking in the area (this is very unusual for Georgetown). CATV and Washer and Dryer. $600/month rent + 1/3 of utilities

Charlie Adler, (202) 333-8992


1962 Coke Machine

Looking to find a new home for my unrestored, but functioning, 1962 Coca-Cola vending machine. It is a Westinghouse, one of the last made (I am told), and is a "pre-select" model; that is, it has a center knob which you turn to select the drink before putting in your money. Further details on request. My sister is currently storing it in her apartment in Alexandria and it is available for inspection there. Best offer takes it!

Eliot Blake


I am looking to rent out my efficiency. It is next to Uno’s pizza on Conn. Ave. next to the Cleveland Park Metro. The room has a large walk-in closet, a nice view, and a cheap in-door parking spot in the garage. I am asking for about $600. Please let people know! I can be reached at work - (301) 640-2344 and home - (202) 362-8893.

Leslie Ruskin Shanti.Ruskin@LMCO.Com


Does anyone have DOS 6.22 on large floppies? I want to update an old computer for my daughter but only have the small floppies and the A drive is committed to the old-fashioned ones.

E. James Lieberman, M.D.


Floral couch for sale

Couch for sale for $250 (paid $900). Ikea three-cushion contemporary couch in very good condition is predominately navy blue with cheery mauve, red, tan, green, and white floral pattern. Stains never show up on this couch! Moving November 1st so must sell soon. Call Natalie Coleman at (202) 362-0113.

Natalie Hopkins


I am in the market for a new Powerbook. However, I am finding it difficult to find a retail store in the Washington area which sells Powerbooks and also has the staff and expertise to answer my questions. I know I am asking for a lot here and will settle for just the store (I can find the expertise elsewhere). Does anyone know of such a store in this area? Or barring that, a national distributor. When I buy my new Powerbook, I will be selling my old one; a store which takes trade-ins would also be most welcome.

Sheila McCormick


Home PC Technician

Having hardware or software problems with your PC? Want to upgrade or install a new component, but don’t know how? Want to build your own computer? If so, I can help. I’ve got three years of hands-on computer technical support and trouble-shooting experience. I’ve successfully fixed, upgraded, and built dozens of PCs for friends and clients. Best of all, my rates are very reasonable. PC technical support: $25/hour. Tutoring on Windows 95: $20/hour. References are available.

Robert Whisler


For Sale

Akai Stereo Receiver, [Model AA-R22], mint condition, $85 (202) 244-8598

Fred Davidson Fdavidso@BXA.DOC.GOV


I have one pair of great tickets to each opera in the ‘96-’97 Washington Opera season and am looking to sell most of them. These are terrific seats (but not cheap). Priority given to people willing to buy more than one show.

Steve Hoffman 301-270-8520


education/ services

It’s getting closer to holiday time! If you’re seeking edsoft programs for kids at-home or at-school, contact the KidTECH Lady for an e-mail list of titles (skills edu-tainment or curriculum-based SW) suited to youngsters, Ages 3 >>>14. Nearly 200 packages are still available with major discounts for 3.5 disks (Mac,PC) and hybrid format CD-ROM. ** Tutoring ** inquiries are also welcome!

Barbara A. Gollon


Home PC Computer Assistance

I’ll help you choose and buy the best model for the lowest price, get your computer up and running, teach you the ins and outs of Windows 95 and applications, show you how to maintain your system, build special applications for you, and get you up and running on the internet. $60/hour. 202.244.4163.

Jeffrey Itell

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