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RE: enough already

Our website receives hundreds of e-mails a year from kids asking for advice on becoming Paleontologist. I realize that you folks on the front line may not have time to respond to all of those that you get, but it would help the industry a lot if we could give kids some sort of advice or ?direction? to begin their quest to do what you do.

Do any of you have any bullet point suggestions, advice or comments that we could post on our site? Perhaps we could lighten your e-mail load, while still giving the future Paleontologists some helpful info.

Or is it possible that this place where your name is listed could simply post your advice and remove your names and contact info?


From: "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <tholtz@geol.umd.edu>
Reply-To: tholtz@umd.edu
To: farlow@ipfw.edu, dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: RE: enough already
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 16:41:36 -0400

> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> James Farlow
> Many years ago, somebody on this list--I forget who--who edited some
> kind of on-line dinosaur website asked me if I'd be willing to be
> available to answer questions on-line about careers in paleontology for
> a couple months.  Moron that I am, I agreed to do so.
> It is now many years later, and I STILL get numerous requests from
> elementary and middle school students wanting to interview me on line
> about careers in paleontology because they saw my name on a website
> about such stuff.  I'm overwhelmed, and getting grumpy about this.  Is
> there any way to get one's name deleted from such old websites?  Some
> kind of statute of limitations?

And if so, could you take my name off too, please?

                Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
        Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Department of Geology           Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
University of Maryland          College Park Scholars
        Mailing Address:
                Building 237, Room 1117
                College Park, MD  20742

Phone:  301-405-4084    Email:  tholtz@geol.umd.edu
Fax (Geol):  301-314-9661       Fax (CPS-ELT): 301-405-0796