Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Lie Tests Too Personal, Lab Scientists Say.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: John J. Lumpkin Journal Staff Writer

Questions Said To Be Medical

Some scientists at Sandia National Laboratories are charging that lie-detector tests started in the wake of the Wen Ho Lee case have become a little too personal.

Polygraphers are asking scientists about their medical histories, including what medication they take, said Al Zelicoff, a medical doctor, physicist and one of 26 senior scientists at Sandia.

Zelicoff said labs director C. Paul Robinson has threatened to withdraw from the Energy Department's polygraph program if the medical questions aren't stopped.

Sandia spokesman Bruce Fetzer said only that the matter is "in discussion about the extent to which (the questions) are appropriate. …

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