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Rick Rescorla - Hero of Vietnam War and WTC 9-11 - Featured TONIGHT on NBC's DateLine 3-20-02
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Posted on 03/20/2002 6:28:13 AM PST by VOA

Heads-up!
Rick Resorla is to be profiled on NBC's DateLine.
His role in Vietnam (featured as a chapter in "We Were Soldiers Once...And Young)
and his life-saving role (while losing his own) in 9-11 at the WTC will be covered.

Please note the URL above can be used to get to NBC's Dateline, but they
seem to be behind on their own schedule, as I see no listing of Rescorla on tonight's
show...but I saw Ms. Jane Pauley announce it at the end of last night's DateLine
and it's listed in my local (Major) newspaper.

Note Well: This episode will run TONIGHT, Wednesday 3-20-02, at 8PM Eastern/Pacific,
7PM Central.

Time to set the video-recorder or TIVO, if not yet done.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: 911; hughhewitt; rickrescorla; vietnam; weweresoldiers; worldtradecenter
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Greeting to those that I've pinged.
Pleasse note the URL above can be used to get to NBC's Dateline, but they
seem to be behind on their own schedule, as I see no listing of Rescorla on tonight's
show...but I saw Ms. Jane Pauley announce it at the end of last night's DateLine
and it's listed in my local (Major) newspaper.
I couldn't find any notice about this after a quick search of the forum.

Please feel free to use your ping-lists to rally the troops!
ALOHA RONNIE, maybe you could give Hugh Hewitt a call this afternoon?
Cheers to all.
1 posted on 03/20/2002 6:28:13 AM PST by VOA
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To: VOA
Thanks for heads up! I seldom watch TV, but will tonight.
2 posted on 03/20/2002 6:33:20 AM PST by donozark
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To: ALOHA RONNIE;JohnHuang2;RonDog;seamole
Just pinging.
Although I'm sure this will air in Los Angeles, you might be advised to check local listings,
before pinging others.

I'm fairly sure it will air nationwide...but just wanted to give you the caveat
in case NBC has made a scheduling goof.
Most likely, the webmaster of NBC DateLine has just failed to update their
site, given this is not a regular airing time for DateLine.
Just want to be sure folks understand this and don't get deflated if NBC doesn't
deliver the goods tonight.
3 posted on 03/20/2002 6:34:49 AM PST by VOA
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To: donozark
Thanks for checking in.
And please do note my little caveat about the website for DateLine seeming to be
"behind the times".
I'm pretty sure it will air tonight...but best to "trust, but verify"!
4 posted on 03/20/2002 6:37:31 AM PST by VOA
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from http://interstellar_web.tripod.com/dmza/id11.html I first learned of RICK RESCORLA after reading the excellent and compelling 1992 book about the early days of the Vietnam War, "We Were Soldiers Once...And Young" by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway.

LT. RICK RESCORLA became a battlefield legend as Platoon Leader for Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry during the historic battle at Landing Zone X-Ray, in the "Valley of Death" the Ia Drang Valley in South Vietnam, November 1965.

A few hundred American soldiers were ambushed and surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese Army regulars and held the line against repeated assaults. RICK RESCORLA won the Silver Star for Bravery for his exploits in Vietnam.

After retiring from Army Reserves in 1990 as a Colonel, having earned Master's and law degrees, British born RICK RESCORLA went into corporate security and became Vice President for Group Security at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter on the 100th floor of the World Trade Center in New York City.

During the 1993 bombing at the WTC, RICK RESCORLA was the last person to evacuate the building.

Shortly after the attack on September 11th, RICK RESCORLA phoned his wife SUSAN while evacuating staff and told her "if anything happens to me, I want you to know you made my life."

Wife SUSAN says her husband was a wonderful man who made her smile and laugh every day. He knew every song in the world and loved to sing.

As reported by BBC and poignantly by actor Robin Williams during a recent telethon and tribute, RICK RESCORLA was last seen on the 10th Floor of the south tower of the World Trade Center, valiantly organizing people to safety, long after the building's stability had come into question.

Eyewitnesses report he was singing Cornish songs in an attempt to raise the spirits and ease the fear of those desperately trying to survive.

RICK RESCORLA was an American hero in more ways than one.

He never failed to hold the line. On the battlefield, in his job, and in life. He will not be forgotten.
5 posted on 03/20/2002 6:46:45 AM PST by alisasny
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To: generalissimoduane;Hugh Hewitt
Just pinging you gentleme in case you wish to give the show a plug.
Please note possible failure of NBC DateLine to list show, although announced
on last night's DateLine and in today's TV listings of the LA Times (bought for opposition
research and daily-dog-trainer purposes!)
6 posted on 03/20/2002 6:47:16 AM PST by VOA
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To: alisasny
Thanks very much for checking in and contributing!

Now that the ball is rolling on this, it's back off to work for me!
7 posted on 03/20/2002 6:48:42 AM PST by VOA
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To: VOA
NBC.com now showing it as being on DATELINE tonight. Called local affiliate and they have it as being on tonight (Rick Rescorla story).
8 posted on 03/20/2002 6:48:50 AM PST by donozark
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To: donozark
NBC.com now showing it as being on DATELINE tonight. Called local affiliate and
they have it as being on tonight (Rick Rescorla story).


Thanks for helping me with the "CYA" factor.
Looks like "tonight's the night".
9 posted on 03/20/2002 6:50:01 AM PST by VOA
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To: VOA
publicity bump
10 posted on 03/20/2002 7:03:00 AM PST by VOA
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To: onedoug
fyi
11 posted on 03/20/2002 7:03:12 AM PST by windcliff
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To: VOA
Has his body ever been recovered?
12 posted on 03/20/2002 7:13:05 AM PST by Trust but Verify
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To: Trust but Verify
Has his body ever been recovered?

I don't know.
My suspicion is that if his body had been carried out, it would have gotten some
measure of publicity, espcially as he also gained reknown for being the
"last man out" of the building in the 1993 WTC bombing.

Maybe someone in the forum can update us.
13 posted on 03/20/2002 7:21:57 AM PST by VOA
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To: Trust but Verify
Has his body ever been recovered?.... No
14 posted on 03/20/2002 7:27:09 AM PST by Lexington Green
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To: VOA; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Snow Bunny; 4TheFlag; Billie; whoever; Daisy Scarlett; JohnHuang2...
Thanks for the post VOA. Now I'll add a few names to be pinged.
15 posted on 03/20/2002 7:29:55 AM PST by Diver Dave
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To: VOA
Thanks for the announcement. I'll tune it in tonight.
16 posted on 03/20/2002 7:34:36 AM PST by Fred Mertz
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To: VOA
bump for exposure
17 posted on 03/20/2002 7:34:47 AM PST by VOA
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To: Diver Dave
Thanks for the ping-list assist!
And bump!
18 posted on 03/20/2002 7:39:20 AM PST by VOA
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To: PhiKapMom;Osage Orange;OleOkie;Okie01
Just an Oklahoma ping for the Dateline profile on Rick Rescorla, graduate of OU
with an undergraduate degree and J.D. graduate of the OU School of Law.
19 posted on 03/20/2002 7:48:56 AM PST by VOA
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To: windcliff
TFTF. We'll be there.
20 posted on 03/20/2002 7:56:47 AM PST by onedoug
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To: VOA
...Roger, will call HUGH HEWITT on this today. I have already called BOB DORNAN and WARREN DUFFEY's Talk Radio Shows and pinged HUGH's ..generalissimoduane..

..'WE WERE SOLDIERS'.. JOE GALLOWAY has personally confirmed tonight's 8pm Time slot of this DATELINE NBC program on both coasts but check your local TV listings anyway.

...We will talk about this more on RadioFR with ALOHA RONNIE Hosting at 7pm Thursday Night.

ALOHA

21 posted on 03/20/2002 8:12:35 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: VOA
Thank you much! What a couple of weeks this has been for the Sooner faithful! Hope it keeps going!
22 posted on 03/20/2002 8:17:20 AM PST by PhiKapMom
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To: VOA
FYI, the New Yorker had a very good article on Rescorla a month or so ago; it may have been posted on FR
23 posted on 03/20/2002 8:23:20 AM PST by IncPen
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To: VOA
Thanks for the ping.......
24 posted on 03/20/2002 8:35:34 AM PST by Osage Orange
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To: VOA
...I just put in a Call on this to RUSS VERNEY, Host of the Weekday Edtion of The JUDICIAL WATCH Radio Show on the USA Radio Network / www.JudicialWatch.org
25 posted on 03/20/2002 8:49:57 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: VOA,ALOHA RONNIE,All
ALOHA RONNIE Guyer-Vet/Battle of IA DRANG-1965
asks that we sign this Petition for Tower 2 Lifesaver ..RICK RESCORLA


RICK RESCORLA's Picture graces the Cover of ALOHA RONNIE's Commanding Officer
Lt. Col. HAL G. MOORE's Bestselling Book about the Battle of IA DRANG-1965
where RICK's heroism is highlighted on -35- different pages..!


Click Here to sign the petition.

Petition to the President of the United States to bestow America's Medal of Freedom Award on New York City's Tower 2 Lifesaver Hero ..RICK RESCORLA..
ON SEPT 11TH IN SPITE OF BEING TOLD HIS BUILDING WAS NOT IN DANGER, HE IMPLEMENTED THE EVACUATION PLAN HE HAD DEVELOPED FOR HIS FIRM, MORGAN STANLEY. AS A DIRECT RESULT OF HIS EFFORTS THAT DAY AND HIS QUICK ACTION, OVER 2,600 EMPLOYEES WERE SAVED. MR. RESCORLA WAS LAST SEEN GOING UP TO RESCUE PEOPLE WHO WERE UNABLE TO GET DOWN.
HIS ACTIONS REFLECT THE VERY BEST ABOUT AMERICA,
ITS CITIZENS AND ITS DREAMS.

26 posted on 03/20/2002 9:44:43 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub;Snow Bunny;VOA;RonDog;generalissimoduane
NEVER FORGET

...It's now...

...4,400... RICK RESCORLA Medal of Freedom Award Petition Signatures for President BUSH to consider and...

...that's just ...OUTSTANDING...!!!

NEVER FORGET

27 posted on 03/20/2002 10:10:00 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: VOA
bumped for exposure
28 posted on 03/20/2002 10:20:42 AM PST by VOA
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To: VOA
near-noon PacTime bump
29 posted on 03/20/2002 10:45:56 AM PST by VOA
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To: Diver Dave
Thanks so much for the tip, Dave.
30 posted on 03/20/2002 11:11:28 AM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub;RonDog;VOA;Snow Bunny;All
NEVER FORGET

...For more on Sept 11th Hero ..RICK RESCORLA..

...See the stunning Sept 11th Thread started that very afternooon by a son of .."WE WERE SOLDIERS".. Hero Helicopter Commander BRUCE CRANDALL (Greg Kinnear) in...

.. www.WeWereSoldiersFILM.com's ..

..-General Discssion/Off Topic- Section titled:

'September 11, 2001--Another Day That Will Live in Infamy'

NEVER FORGET

31 posted on 03/20/2002 11:21:39 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thanks for spreading the word!
And bump!
32 posted on 03/20/2002 12:00:01 PM PST by VOA
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To: VOA
Early afternoon bump...on the West/Left Coast
33 posted on 03/20/2002 12:53:15 PM PST by VOA
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To: VOA
publicity bump
34 posted on 03/20/2002 1:52:17 PM PST by VOA
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Well done, ALOHA RONNIE!
I got to hear you on Hewitt's show, delivering the word.

About time for DateLine for those Central Time Zone folks!
35 posted on 03/20/2002 3:35:16 PM PST by VOA
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To: VOA
Bump...just to remind you East and West Coast folks to tune in NBC DateLine for their
profile on Rick Rescorla at 8PM.
36 posted on 03/20/2002 4:39:41 PM PST by VOA
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To: VOA;ALL
...I am already getting Dateline NBC Feedback from my Class of '60 Classmates and poster over the the WE WERE SOLDIERS website Discussion Forum at...

.. www.WeWereSoldiersFILM.com ..

...that ..RICK RESCORLA.. was one awesom man.

...Look's like they got it.

37 posted on 03/20/2002 5:27:58 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub;VOA;ALOHA RONNIE;windcliff;ALL
Bump for true heros...

There was a Wild Colonial Boy Rescorla was his name
He was born and raised in Hayle, Cornwall Just east of ol' Land's End
He joined the British Army When a lad of just 16
Became a brave, young soldier then As good as ever seen
He joined the U.S. Cavalry To fight in Vietnam
And he killed the Cong at the Ia Drang With bayonet and gun
He saved three thousand people when The terrorists struck home
But lost his life when he went back To rescue seven more
So lift a cup to our dear friend Remember him with joy
How dearly do his brethren love That Wild Colonial Boy

Click Here to sign the petition.

38 posted on 03/20/2002 6:10:57 PM PST by in the Arena
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub;Snow Bunny;VOA;RonDog;JMJ333; JoeSixPack;onyx
NEVER FORGET

...It's now...

...7,477... RICK RESCORLA Medal of Freedom Award Petition Award Signatures for President BUSH to consider and...

...that's just ...OUTSTANDING!!!

Thank You, Dateline NBC, Thank You very much.

To Sign-Up see.. www.LzXray.com ..

NEVER FORGET

39 posted on 03/24/2002 3:50:00 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
bump!
40 posted on 03/24/2002 4:44:05 PM PST by VOA
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To: VOA
...For more on the True Legacy of ..RICK RESCORLA..

...see the -General Discussion/Off Topic- Forum Thread titled:

'September 11, 2001--Another Day That Will Live in Infamy' ..(Page 37)

...as it's now...

...10,312... RICK RESCORLA ..Medal of Freedom Award Petition Signatures for President BUSH to consider and...

...that's just ...OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!

NEVER FORGET

41 posted on 04/24/2002 7:51:15 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub;VOA;RonDog;Carl/Newsmax
NEVER FORGET

...It's now...

...10,985... RICK RESCORLA ..Medal of Freedom Award Petition Signatures for President BUSH to consider and...

...that's just ...OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!

NEVER FORGET

42 posted on 05/13/2002 8:30:53 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: conservogirl; Boston; alisasny; miss print; Joy Angela; VOA; Fred Mertz; JMJ333; amom; gc4nra
...After 2 month's of my crying out for Accountability for the sudden Death of RICK RESCORLA online and on Talk Radio/TV from September 11, 2001 on...

...GOD suddenly made it possible for me at the last minute to go to our Annual Battle of IA DRANG Alumni Conference over Veteran's Day Weekend-2001 to pay Honor to him myself in Washington, D.C.

...As it turned out, our Saturday Night IA DRANG Alumni Conference Dinner was to be held in Honor of RICK RESCORLA, which I didn't now till I got there.

...At this very Special Dinner ...I ended up sitting at a table next to Mrs. SUSAN RESCORLA and her daughter on one side ...Director RANDALL WALLACE, Gen. KINNARD, The MOORE's and BRUCE CRANDALL on another with JOE GALLOWAY and Actor SAM ELLIOTT on the other. All while I was suddenly 1,000's of miles from my home with 'Dateline NBC' TV Cameras just a rolling away, of all things.

...Before dawn the next morning we of the 7th Cavalry held our own private ceremony in front of our Fallen Heroes' names on the 3rd Panel of the Vietnam Wall.
'Dateline NBC' TV Cameras again were there, along with the newly widowed SUSAN RESCORLA and "WE WERE SOLDIERS" Director RANDALL WALLACE.

...As it turned out this JANE PAULEY-narrated 'Dateline NBC' Story on RICK RESCORLA started out, when it aired in March 2002, with us standing at the Wall in the dark ..with my face looking up at the wall ...and then fading to Lt. Gen. HAL G. MOORE's starting to read the names of our Hero Soldiers Killed in Action at the Battle of IA DRANG-1965. Seems it was all in GOD's Plan..?

...In this week of May, 2003 I had another honor bestowed on me, that of shaking the hand of another Sept. 11th Hero. He was an Associate Vice-President of Morgan Stanley who RICK RESCORLA had quickly evacuated from Tower 2 after the 1st Jet Airliner slammed into Tower 1 on the morning of September 11, 2001.

...On Sept. 12th, the Morning After, this New Yorker got into his truck, commenderred as much foodstuffs his truckbed could carry from very loving New York Shops to give to the Rescue Workers down at the Wreakage of the World Trade Center.

...When he got there he immediately joined the human chain that was forming to clear ruble in the search for Victims in what was a Health and Safety Nightmare.

...America, just WHERE do we get such caring Men as these..?
43 posted on 05/16/2003 11:20:11 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: alisasny; generalissimoduane; Sabertooth; Clinton Is Scum; Matt Drudge; Carl/NewsMax; kristinn; ...
NEVER FORGET


...After our "WE WERE SOLDIERS" Forum was hacked to death from somewhere inside Pakistan shortly after our Movie's Release...

...its outstanding Sept. 11th Thread fired up that Day of Infamy by a son of IA DRANG Helicopter Hero BRUCE CRANDALL, that had been contributed to by IA DRANG Veterans and their families,

...was fired up again on "The ALAMO" Movie Fansite:


'Remember the Lost and Suffering on September 11, 2001'

http://www.TheAlamoFILM.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=33


Also, See Post No. 43.


NEVER FORGET
44 posted on 05/16/2003 11:37:04 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
...America, just WHERE do we get such caring Men as these..?

The sad truth is they seem to come out of the background when things seem dark enough.
45 posted on 05/17/2003 11:11:10 AM PDT by VOA
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thanks so very much for the wonderful read.

just WHERE do we get such caring Men as these..?

Agreed.

46 posted on 05/17/2003 6:07:45 PM PDT by amom
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To: amom; VOA; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Clinton Is Scum; Sabertooth; Joy Angela; conservogirl; ...
NEVER FORGET


...It's now...

...19,120.. RICK RESCORLA ..Presidential Medal of Freedom Award Petition Signatures for President BUSH to consider and...

...that's just ...OUTSTANDING!!!


NEVER FORGET


47 posted on 05/17/2003 7:07:55 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: VOA
More on Rick Rescorla, a hero to the bone who loved his adopted country:

The New Yorker article from the 2-11-2002 issue

And there's also a book based on the New Yorker article:

CSPAN interview of author and Rescorla friend

48 posted on 05/17/2003 7:27:04 PM PDT by pttttt
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"...There are certain men born in this world, and they're supposed to die setting an example for the rest of the weak bastards we're surrounded with." Dan Hill of Rick Rescorla.
49 posted on 05/17/2003 9:46:05 PM PDT by amom
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To: pttttt
Thanks for the links.
50 posted on 05/17/2003 9:47:12 PM PDT by amom
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