Excellent New Year reading.  I read it all through to the end as a  
refresher course.
Trudy M.  Phillips
Business Consultant
"Bringing Order Out of Chaos"
205-699-8571  Fax 205-699-3278
_www.trudyphillips.com_ ( 

In a message dated 1/3/2012 4:12:29 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
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To all  here is the Welcome to the List message which contains information
on how  to manage your subscription as well as how to play well together in
our  little virtual sandbox.

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As  a new subscriber there are just a few simple things you need to know
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has  been in existence since the early 1990s. Don't ask which BBQ is  
we've discussed that.

1. Who owns and operates this  thing? Well the owner is Susan McKinney and
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