From : Christopher Baker
from Florida Today; Section B - Local; capsule sidebar; 30 Apr 92; pg. 1:
Psychics, astrologers meet
There was not a crystal ball in sight as more than 30 psychics and astrologers
met Wednesday night in Melbourne to promote what they see as more equitable
treatment of them.
"In the past, psychics and astrologers have been treated as frauds and have
been charged exorbitant liscensing [sic] fees -- up to $3,000," said Leslie
Marler, one of the organizers of the group, which does not yet have a name.
After a request from Brevard's certified astrologers, the County Commission
agreed April 21 to reduce the annual occupational license fee astrologers pay
from $150 to $50. The commission also repealed a requirement that astrologers
have background checks and be fingerprinted through the Brevard County
Sheriff's Office for a fee of $35.
"We want to promote a more positive, professional image," Marler said, "so
we're very pleased with the turnout and intend to meet monthly from now on."
For more information, call Marler at  777-1246.
oh, really? i pay MORE than $150 a year for the occupational licenses my wife
uses for her part-time, home-operated pottery and jewelry business. i wonder
why i can't get a reduction from that same Commission? maybe i just need to
have a meeting and declare that potters have been 'treated as frauds'? [sigh]
what is a 'positive, professional image' for someone who is either
self-deluded or deliberately mendacious?
i also don't understand why they would have to 'meet monthly'? shouldn't they
already know what they are going to say? couldn't they just project astrally
once a month without having to meet? [grin]
what are the rates around the world for occupational licenses for astrologers?
what about psychics? potters? skeptically inquiring minds want to know!