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Alamogordo Daily News (Newspaper) - December 12, 1999, Alamogordo, New Mexico Alamogordo new Mexico vol. Ii no. 293 Alamogordo Jess Satin unit serving the Tularosa Basin since 1898$1.00police arrest armed Man by Elva k. Oesterreich staff writer the Alamogordo department of Public safety had More than traffic on their hands this weekend. Friday night Victor Rojas of 144 White Sands blvd. Tried to Force his estranged Girlfriend to leave with him from the hid to restaurant on White Sands Boulevard. Rojas saw Dps officers coming toward him and armed himself with a knife. The officers disarmed him and placed him into custody. Aggravated Battery on a peace officer assault stalking and resisting and obstructing an officer Are the charges Rojas finds himself facing As he sits in jail until someone finds $33,500 to bail him out. Rojas will be appearing in magistrate court on the charges. Also on Friday night . Officers responded to a Structure fire at 906 Monroe ave., Home of Joy West age 68. The officers discovered the House full of smoke and fire in the bathroom and extinguished the fire. West had been sleeping when her neighbor 18-year-old Dustin Brown happened to Stop by to Check on her and pulled her out of the smoke filled House. The cause of the fire was determined to be a cigarette that fell from an ashtray in the bathroom and ignited a stack of towels. On saturday Public safety officers responded to another Structure fire at 1310 new York ave. They found that the fire caused by a water Heater had already been extinguished. They used their positive pressure ventilation system to Clear the House of smoke. Dps handles 3 accidents saturday by Elva k. Oesterreich staff writer the Alamogordo department of Public safety had its hands full with yesterdays Christmas Parade and the traffic control involved but the tension never let up All Day As incidents kept occurring including three accidents with injuries. The Day started Early when a Ford probe containing Keven Potter age 31, at 12 26 ., smashed into a parked Van causing severe damage to both vehicles. Potter was treated and is in serious condition he has been moved to an Albuquerque Hospital by helicopter. The Case is still under investigation and Potter is being charged with aggravated Dpi with other citations pending. Just after noon Keith Norman of Holloman air Force base was transported to the Hospital in another incident. Norman was Riding his motorcycle eastbound on tenth Street and Stop when the vehicle in front of him slowed Down he slowed into it. Damage to normans motorcycle is estimated around $500. Mary Vickers age 70, was driving East on first Street in the late afternoon when Thomas Aven who was West bound on first Street tried to turn South onto Arapaho Trail and collided with Vickers vehicle. Vickers complained of Chest injury and was transported to the Hospital. Sergeant Livingston of . Said it was possible the Force of the air bag deploying caused the injury. Aven who apparently failed to yield the right of Way was sited for turning left at an intersection and mandatory financial responsibility As he had no insurance. He will be appearing in municipal court. Damages estimated on the Vickers Aven Accident vehicles were in the thousands. Local cancer clinic to open in january by Lisa Turner staff writer Alamogordo ans stricken with cancer must journey to a bigger City to get treatment. The trips add to the stress and trauma of enduring cancer treatments. Soon cancer patients will be Able to stay in town for treatment. Or. Edford Dvorak who earned his . In Czechoslovakia and has practice in the United states for 25 years will soon open Alamogordo cancer treatment Center at the Corner of Indian Wells and Scenic drive. The clinic is scheduled to open next month a the exact Date is not yet set. Or. Dvorak will also set up an open House said Barbara Whitehouse the clinics radiation therapist. Part of the clinics inventory will include a linear accelerator for radiation treatment a machine designed to treat skin cancer and a simulator which is used to plan each patients treatment. The Brand new facility has Large windows in the waiting room and is Bright and airy in contrast to some cancer clinics. A if you be Ever been in other cancer treatment facilities a lot of them Are very Cave like a said Whitehouse. A especially when they re in a Hospital. They often have them in the basement partly because of the weight of the equipment and the radiation shielding. It can be pretty the Alamogordo cancer treatment Center has another advantage. Ifs close to the new Gerald Champion memorial regional medical Center which just opened. A and the View is really Nice a said Whitehouse. A merry Little Christmas Elva k. Oesterreich daily news making his own world a vie Vavrick created this Vil the contest is tomorrow monday . 13. Entry forms age for the Christmas lighting contest special display can be found in the Alamogordo daily news and at the category entry. The deadline for Post marked entries for adn office. Packaged for Christmas Ellis Neel daily news her parents agree a Little Cheyenne Arone wrapped As a Little package of Joy rides in the annual Christmas Parade Down 10th Street saturday questions motives for arrest of los Alamos scientist Albuquerque apr an asian american Public policy group is concerned about possible racial undercurrents in the indictment of a former los Alamos National Laboratory scientist. Wen to Lee a Taiwan born scientist who is a naturalized . Citizen was accused Friday of compromising . Security by moving nuclear secrets from secure computers to portable computer tapes. Seven of to High volume tapes Lee is accused of filling with nuclear computer codes Are still missing officials said. Three tapes were recovered. Lee was not charged with passing nuclear secrets to China or any other country. The committee of too based in Washington ., is reviewing the 59-count indictment against Lee because the group is worried about selective prosecution due to his race said Henry Tang committee chairman. A it is our understanding there have been other High Federal officials who have perpetrated the same so called misdeed a Tang said. A if these Are equivalent transgressions then there should be some consideration for equivalent he said. Lee fired by the lab in March was arrested Friday at his White Rock Home by Fri agents. He is accused of unlawfully gathering and retaining defense secrets with intent a to secure an advantage to a foreign the indictment charged Lee with violations of the Federal espionage act including tampering altering and concealing classified inform Buenos Dias Tion and violations of the atomic Energy act including removing secret weapons files from the los Alamos lab computers. A Security violations like this Are a lot More pervasive than anyone cares to admit a said John Pike a defense analyst with the federation of american scientists in Washington A for every person who does this for espionage purposes there Are surely Many thousands who do it just for personal conveniences because it makes their Job easier Quot Pike said. Lee is the first employee in lab his tory to be charged in a criminal Case for mishandling classified information said Kevin Roark a lab spokesman. Other lab employees have been disciplined or fired for the same offences Roark said. Mark Holscher of los Angeles Leeds Lead attorney said there is no evidence the tapes Ever left the labs top secret nuclear weapons research building where Lee s office was located. Lee never gave the tapes to a third party Holscher said. Index today Abby 3b the Sunset stroll nature walk classified 5b at White Sands National Mon coming events 6a Ament begins at 4 . Crossword 3b deaths 12a handels Messiah will be Horoscope 2b performed by a combined lottery 12a Community choir and movies 3b orchestra at Grace United opinion 4a methodist Church at 7 . Sports 9a admission is one donated to your Good health 3b canned Good to the Salva uniquely Otero 1b Tion army food Bank. Weather 12a tomorrow drainage improvement construction will close Birdie Loop at Eagle drive to through traffic from today through feb. 10, 2000. The american red Cross will hold free blood pressure screenings from 10 To noon at 765 Granada shopping Center. Weather today will become mostly sunny with a northerly wind of 5-15 Mph. Tonight will be Clear and cold. Monday will be sunny and warmer. Yesterdays High 57 today slow 25 today a High 51 tonight slow 19 tomorrows High 52 rainfall this year 7.67�?� basins Best Doris Crawford a volunteers As a senior companion at the Alamogordo senior Center

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