Xmas Eve. While I go about mumbling +quot;Bah! Humbug!+quot; a lot, I take great joy in th

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Xmas Eve. While I go about mumbling "Bah! Humbug!" a lot, I take great joy in this season. Mind you, Florida isn't exactly my idea of The Holiday Season, at 70 F. and bright sunshine. But I can stick my head into the refrigerator for a moment to bring back memories of snowy Toronto Decembers. We here at the JREF even put up twinkling lights in the windows to celebrate Xmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, or whatever. The Foundation bought a bunch of books and book certificates to distribute to disadvantaged kids this year. Books like Michael Jordan's how-I-got-where-I-am accounts, and dinosaur pop-up books, along with gift coupons exchangeable for other books of choice, seemed to us to be good gifts. The Foundation is looking good fiscally, a little behind schedule but getting there. Memberships are going out daily, and the final auditorium blueprints just arrived and are now awaiting official approval from the city. I'm pretty happy about the whole picture. We have two proposed "psychic" tests coming up soon, and TIME magazine is awaiting the finalization of the arrangements, for a basis for a story on the JREF. The preliminary papers of agreement are signed, and now the protocols are being developed. Should be pretty easy to carry out. Others who have made a lot of noise about my "refusal" to test them, are being ignored until they carry out the simple rules. Rules are rules . . . The A&E pilot is due in March, the Discovery on-line interactive debut is on January 8th, and I'm busy, busy, busy. The best of the holiday season, and of 1997, to all you folks. And, most of all, to my valued anonymous sponsors, who know who they are, and I'm sure also know what an opportunity the JREF is for me. Onwards . . . .! James Randi. ********************************************************************** Requests to be added to or deleted from the randi-hotline mailing list, must be sent to the service address: Internet: randi-hotline-request@ssr.com If you wish to contact Randi, mail to randi-hotline@ssr.com will return an information message explaining how. BACK ISSUES OF THE HOTLINE: On the Web: http://www.mindspring.com/~anson/randi-hotline/ Via FTP: USA: ftp.netcom.com directory: /pub/an/anson/Mailing_Lists/geller-hotline ftp.ssr.com: directory: /Randi Please try netcom.com first, since ftp.ssr.com is very busy. EUROPE: mercurio.iet.unipi.it directory: /pub/Randi Our gratitude goes to Anson Kennedy and Massimo Macucci for providing the ftp sites at netcom and unipi.it, respectively. Randi also has a web page, now hosted at the new FOUNDATION! Check it out at: http://www.randi.org/

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