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Re: More news about Sue

In a message dated 95-09-17 13:49:25 EDT, rowe@lepomis.psych.upenn.edu
(Mickey Rowe) writes:

>The following quotes were sent to me by Ken Carpenter:
>  "When an object is of particularly high scientific importance, it is
>  my belief that its preservation must be guaranteed by some legally
>  enforceable means." Editorial by Kevin Schiefer, US Attorney for
>  South Dakota, Rapid City Journal May 23, 1992
>  "Murdy [of the BIA] said his understanding of the situation is that
>  the government's trust status responsibility is to Willams - not to
>  any scientific standard.  The government hopes to get Williams the
>  best value for the dinosaur, but that value is hard to determine."
>  Hill City Prevaile, Sept. 6, 1995
>I don't know anything more than what's there, but look carefully at
>the dates above.  Things don't look that promising for Sue's long-term

You can bet that someone in the "government" will receive a nice "finder's
fee" under the table when Sue is finally "disposed of."

"Politician: One who uses public office for private advantage"--paraphrased
from _The Devil's Dictionary_ by Ambrose Bierce.