To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Tidbits... Date: Sun, 21 Apr 1996 14:13:29 -0

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From: James Randi --- Wizard To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Tidbits... Date: Sun, 21 Apr 1996 14:13:29 -0400 The "faith healer" I mentioned recently was W.V.Grant, who I exposed years ago in my book, "The Faith Healers." The FBI/IRS got him on income tax charges, not on being a swindler of innocent dupes. I note that when NBC-TV's "Prime Time Live" ran an expose on Grant a few nights ago, they neglected to mention my book or my work on the subject, as they failed similarly when they ran an expose on Peter Popoff. Diane Sawyer would have viewers believe that she did the research, when all she had to do was turn a few pages of my book. Very annoying, as was the movie "Leap of Faith," also based on that same book.... PRIZE AND FOUNDATION UPDATE: The Pigasus Prize now stands at 241 persons in 15 countries who have pledged US$621,000, as of today. We are negotiating for our home office of the James Randi Educational Foundation, and expect the deal to be settled shortly, when all parties come to an understanding. We are still encouraging the donation of books, videotapes, clippings, etc. for the library, and remember, all contributions to the Foundation (a 501-c-3 charity) are tax-deductable. A reasonable evaluation of the contribution will be made, and a receipt sent to you for an IRS tax-exemption. It appears that we will shortly be closing the deal for a home office to house the James Randi Educational Foundation. I have here a stack of offers from a number of you who have offered your expertise to help us get off the ground, and that is very satisfying indeed. Now, we're casting about for some one who will take on the important job of designing a letterhead (the logo project is well underway) and business cards, etc. That's one need we have. Another need is for information on a book-binding service. Do any of you know of a good agency that can re-bind old books? Sturdy hard covers for worn volumes are required, to properly present a number of books in our rapidly-forming library. And please don't forget that any books on supernatural, occult, paranormal, or pseudoscientific subjects -- as well as skeptical ones, of course! -- are sought for our shelves. Donations are solicited -- contributions to the Foundation (a 501-c-3 charity) are tax-deductable. A reasonable evaluation of the contribution will be made and a receipt sent to you for an IRS tax-exemption. If there are any materials that you think the Foundation might be able to use, we'd like to hear from you. All ideas and offers are welcome. Thank you all for your warm expressions of acceptance, your kind observations, and your good wishes. This is a huge project, and every boost is gratefully accepted. 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: randi-hotline-request@ssr.com 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: randi-hotline@ssr.com 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: http://www.mindspring.com/~anson/randi-hotline/ Back issues of the randi-hotline are also available via anonymous FTP to: 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 - check it out at http://www.sincity.com/randi/randi.html

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