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October 21, 1987 | DAN MORAIN and RICHARD E. MEYER, Times Staff Writers
The scientist who directed nuclear X-ray laser research for President Reagan's "Star Wars" program says physicist Edward Teller and a fellow scientist, Lowell Wood, have conveyed "overly optimistic, technically incorrect" information about the laser research to the nation's top policy makers. Roy D. Woodruff, former associate director for defense systems at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, also charges that Roger E.
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October 21, 1987 | DAN MORAIN and RICHARD E. MEYER, Times Staff Writers
The scientist who directed nuclear X-ray laser research for President Reagan's "Star Wars" program says physicist Edward Teller and a fellow scientist, Lowell Wood, have conveyed "overly optimistic, technically incorrect" information about the laser research to the nation's top policy makers. Roy D. Woodruff, former associate director for defense systems at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, also charges that Roger E.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1988
Commendations are in order for The Times editorial taking to task Herrington for his statements about work at the Livermore lab. The idea, as Herrington said, that the public interest is served by keeping secret all discussion regarding misinformation to the public and the nation's highest policy-makers is exactly 180 degrees backwards. Science advancement and good national policy both depend upon correct and truthful technical facts. How can incorrect or misleading scientific information possibly lead to proper national policy?
NEWS
October 24, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
Congressional investigators began a probe Friday into charges that physicist Edward Teller and fellow scientist Lowell Wood have given falsely optimistic information about the "Star Wars" anti-missile defense program to policy-makers. At the same time, Roy D. Woodruff, who directed nuclear X-ray laser research for the program and who originally lodged the charges, won a commitment from the University of California for reinstatement to a job of "suitable" status.
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October 22, 1987 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
A scientist who alleged that physicist Edward Teller conveyed exaggerated forecasts about "Star Wars" technology to policy makers in Washington has been summoned to the capital to discuss his allegations with congressional leaders, Rep. George E. Brown Jr. (D-Colton) said Wednesday. Brown invited Roy D. Woodruff, former associate director of defense systems at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, to Washington after publication of Woodruff's charges on the Strategic Defense Initiative.
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June 14, 1987 | Associated Press
Hundreds of townsfolk turned out Saturday for a parade to honor a retired physician on his 91st birthday, after a 61-year career in which, on average, he delivered a baby every 10 days. A "happy birthday" greeting from President Reagan was delivered to Dr. George W. Wood by St. Helena Mayor Lowell Smith.
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July 17, 1988 | ROBERT SCHEER, Robert Scheer, a Times staff writer whose collection of essays, "Thinking Tunafish, Talking Death," will be published by Hill and Wang this fall, has written extensively about the Strategic Defense Initiative.
IN THE DUSTY town of Livermore, nestled in the Amador Valley, where cows compete with zinfindel grapes for land not yet requisitioned by the local nuclear weapons lab, the dreams of Edward Teller, father of the H-bomb and "Star Wars," may finally have gone to ground. These are dark, brooding days for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, "the house that Teller built," a rambling complex of Quonset huts and low-rise office buildings two hours due east of San Francisco.
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May 24, 1990 | LEE DYE, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
A nuclear weapons scientist who publicly questioned the feasibility of a key part of the Star Wars program is leaving Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he once did battle with one of the legendary names in nuclear physics, Edward Teller. Roy Woodruff, 49, former director of Livermore's nuclear weapons program, announced Wednesday that he is moving to the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, where he will become a senior adviser in the arms control and verification program.
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July 23, 1988 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
Energy Secretary John S. Herrington, citing a festering dispute among researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory over a cornerstone of President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative, Friday cautioned the nation's weapons scientists against publicly airing their disagreements. Speaking at the laboratory, Herrington said Roy D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1988
A Washington audience spent three days this week listening to speakers attempt to pin down what there is to show for five years of work on President Reagan's "Star Wars" missile defense project. What there is, as nearly as we can tell, is a plan to put a 20th-Century equivalent of bows and arrows into orbit and then let the history of weapons development repeat itself, this time in outer space.
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