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Re: Antonio's grant
Since Dr. Dalla Vecchia is seeking $863 US, if 100 of us each contributed
the proverbial sawbuck ($10.00 US [I can tell you some of the history of
this slang]), he'd have $1000.00 US, more than enough to take care of
Please remember that Fabio did not ask for money, he merely asked where he
might apply for some.
I'd like to be able to contribute more money, even directly to the people
doing the work. My personal circumstances prohibit me from donating TOO
much, but $10.00 every now and then is certainly do-able. If I had real
money, I'd probably set up a fund or something to handle various grants that
fall though the cracks. (There are some DML or former DML members who have
done something similar). And, yes, I would like a PDF.
Around 20 years ago, Dr. Peter Dodson did something similar: His wife (and
I don't who else) baked dinosaur cookies and sold them at an unrelated
celebration that was being held outside of the Acadamy of Natural Sciences
of Philadelphia (ANSP). This was to raise money to purchase a specimen that
he initially believed was a new species of _Brachyceratops_. He was going
to make the species name "populi" - i.e. for the people. [He was trying to
raise $5000.00 US]. This specimen is now known as _Avaceratops lammersii_
(or is that "lammersorrum"? :-)).
My 2 cents (or is that $10?),
From: Tommy Bradley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: Antonio's grant
Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 10:15:29 -0400
Frank Bliss said:
Does anyone have a problem with this approach in this forum other than the
fact that we can't do >this all the time?
Not at all. Just tell me where to send the money.
Passing the hat around for dinosaur research???
It beats spending all my petty cash on myself.
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