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NEA alert/request

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Lawrence A. Parker/OCCTI (occti)
Fri, 3 Dec 1999 00:17:39 -0500


"Once upon a time - back in 1995, to be exact - two well-meaning but naive
young students at the University of Northern Colorado decided to express
their concern over cuts in federal funding for the arts by starting an email
petition. "

Seems it has gotten out of control and there is no way to stop it other than
an occasional person that checks these things out instead of forwarding
them. Note your petition says:

****IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE THE 150TH, 200TH, 250TH, ETC., SIGNER OF THIS
PETITION, PLEASE FORWARD A COPY TO: wein2688

the article at:

http://urbanlegends.about.com/culture/urbanlegends/library/blnpr1.htm

reads:

"If you happen to be the 150th, 200th, 250th, etc. signer of this petition,
please forward a copy to: wein2688."

Now importantly from that site:

Date: Wed, 21 Jan 1998 15:16:01 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Re: Petition from univnorthco

The petition you received from wein2688 concerning funding for PBS was
initiated over 2 years ago by 2 freshman here who had good intentions but
poor methodology. Electronic signatures are virtually useless.

One of the students, wein2688, left the school after 1 semester because
the reaction to this "junk mail" was so adverse. And for more than 2 years
we have been trying to slay this beast. It just refuses to die. Please help
use to kill this thing by NOT sending it to anyone anywhere Just delete it.
If you do want to help PBS, contact
the local PBS station or write to your congressman to voice your concerns.

Dutch Mulhern
Information Services
University of Northern Colorado

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