X-Message-Number: 22461
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2003 00:18:25 -0400 (EDT)
From: Charles Platt <>
Subject: Alcor News

A new edition of Alcor News has been sent to subscribers and
is freely available to anyone who visits the archives at
www.alcornews.org. This edition of the newsletter contains
information about Dr. Jerry Lemler's decision to resign as
President and CEO at the end of 2003. The newsletter also
contains more information about events following the
publication of a story in Sports Illustrated largely based on
material supplied Alcor's former Director of Clinical
Services, Larry Johnson, who attempted to sell photographs of
cryonics cases online before Alcor took steps to prevent

Alcor served a law suit on Johnson and his wife on August
23rd, according to Alcor director Carlos Mondragon.


Meanwhile we finally have some good news, from the Arizona



Cryonics facility clears inspection

Sept. 3, 2003

SCOTTSDALE - A Scottsdale cryonics facility where baseball
great Ted Williams' body is stored has passed recent
inspections stemming from allegations by a former executive.

Rural/Metro Fire Department found no violation during an
annual inspection last week of Alcor Life Extension
Foundation, Rural/Metro spokesman Mike Clark said. Inspectors
evaluated Alcor's storage of hazardous materials and
documentation for handling those materials, Clark said.

Scottsdale did not find any illegal discharge into the city's
sewage system or storm drains, said Larry Person, the city's
senior environmental coordinator.

Last month, former Alcor executive Larry Johnson, who quit
the cryonics foundation three weeks ago, alleged that Alcor
illegally dumped biomedical waste into the city's sewage
treatment system and into drains behind its storage
warehouse. Alcor is storing the remains of 58 people who have
paid as much as $120,000 each with hope that advances in
science will allow them to come back to life.

Johnson's allegations, particularly those about the handling
of Williams' decapitated head and torso, sparked renewed
media attention of Alcor and a family dispute over the former
slugger's final wishes.

Alcor spokeswoman Paula Lemler said the foundation passed all
of its recent inspections, including another by the Arizona
Department of Environmental Quality.

Johnson, who has moved from Scottsdale, was unavailable for


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