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Tim's law & Dave's basement



The Chicago Sun-Times for July 21, 1996, p. 40, has two fossil-related
stories by Jim Ritter.  One is entitled "Experts fear fossil free-
for-all" and includes a picture of Dennis Kinzig in front of the
Albertosaurus skeleton at the Field Museum of Natural History.  The
story quotes him explaining his opposition to the fossil collection
bill proposed by Tim Johnson (Democrat/South Dakota).  David Krause,
President of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, and Steven
Gittelman, President of the Dinosaur Society, are also quoted against
the proposed law, also John Flynn of the Field Museum; one Marion K.
Zenker of the American Lands Access Association is quoted in favor of
it.  The other story is entitled "Evanston collector has his own
fossil museum" and features Dave Douglass, who runs the Down to Earth
Rock Shop in Evanston, Illinois, and has a free museum in his basement
with 1000 fossils, the Prehistoric Life Museum; he is otherwise known
as the discoverer of Titanoscorpio Douglassi.  The museum is open
daily except Sunday and Wednesday; no address is given but the phone
is (847) 866-7374.  Its collection includes dinosaur bones and eggs.

George Pesely  <peselyg@apsu01.apsu.edu>  Champaign-Urbana, Illinois