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From: James Randi --- Wizard To: Subject: THE CRUMBLING QUADRO..... Date: Tue, 16 Jan 1996 16:08:08 -0500 Another phone call came in today from another victim of the Quadro hoax. Corporal Billy Johnson, a K-9 officer with the North Charlston police department, was quoted by Quadro in respect to the use of the device in finding drugs, as saying, "There is no doubt that the Quadro Tracker can do everything the dogs can do, and from a much greater distance." Corporal Johnson never said any such thing. In fact, his department has not purchased the Quadro product, nor do they intend to do so. The quotation is simply a lie. And an article from a Houston, Texas, newspaper on the Quadro indicates that Malcolm Roe, V-P of Quadro, just may be preparing an "out" for himself. Said Roe, "We don't sell [the device.] We let people come and buy it." But Roe hints at an "advanced," "Phase Two" tracker yet to come. "In the first case we're using molecules; in the second case, we're using photons. But it's a little scientific, and there are a lot of people who can't come to terms with it." I agree with that last statement. Corporal Johnson in South Carolina, Officer Steve Lassater in Texas, and Michael Ferdinand in Texas can't understand why Quadro invented their endorsements, either. Maybe there's something here that's a bit deceptive? More anon, as the endorsements continue to be denied... James Randi ************************************************** ** PROVIDED FOR YOUR REFERENCE BY THE MODERATOR ** ************************************************** Requests to be added to or deleted from the randi-hotline mailing list, must be sent to the service address: Internet: PLEASE BE PATIENT. All requests are processed before each new mailing to the list and these can be widely spaced. You *will* be added if your request was sent to the correct address. Mail to James Randi can be sent to: Internet: The Amazing One reads all mail and will generally respond eventually. This can change with growing volume, of course... Thanks to Anson Kennedy, back issues of the randi-hotline are now available on the World Wide Web: Back issues of the randi-hotline are also available via anonymous FTP to: USA: directory: /pub/an/anson/Mailing_Lists/geller-hotline directory: /Randi Please try first, since is very busy. EUROPE: directory: /pub/Randi Our gratitude goes to Anson Kennedy and Massimo Macucci for providing the ftp sites at netcom and, respectively.


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