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Re: Monahans Post From City Councilman


The Bottom line here is to raise as much money for the
Monahans Seven as possible.

Michael Casper
Casper Meteorites, Inc.
P. O. Drawer J
Ithaca, New York 14851
607-257-5349 (phone)
607-266-7904 (fax)
email: casper@meteorites.com

-----Original Message-----
From: cdh 
To: meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com

Date: Friday, July 24, 1998 2:51 PM
Subject: Monahans Post From City Councilman

>Well, I have lurked here for sometime now and have never made a post. I
>have, however, learned more in the last 60 or so days than I ever thought
>I would and I have to admit that even though I know NOTHING about this
>stuff I find it fascinating and wish to learn more.
>  I wanted to mail the list to pass along some information that I hope
>will be of benefit to those of you who have questions or the like
>concerning the  Monahans Meteorite. I have seen the numerous postings
>expressing concern as to the status of these crystals so I asked Mr.
>Arnold if he could have Mr. Orlando Lyles, father of two of the boys who
>found the rock, bring the thing to my office for me to look at. Mr. Lyles
>came in around 10:45 a.m. and, without removing the meteorite from its
>protected state I was able to view the so called blue/purple crystals.
>The crystal where Mr. Lyles initially broke off part of the meteorite
>remains visable as well. Even through the covering they are visable.
>Again, I am not an expert, hell, I'm not even a decent student of this
>science but Mr. Lyles pointed them out to me and I was able to see them.
>I hope this helps any of you who are genuinely curious concerning this
>  I have found Mr. Arnold, after my SERIOUS initial confrontation with
>him, to be very helpful in regards to keeping me apprised and aware of
>the status as to the sale of the kids' meteorite. He has answered my
>questions completely and has excercised great patience in dealing with a
>true novice on the subject material. We have agreed to disagree on some
>things but also have come to see eye-to-eye on others. I appreciate that.
>  Myself and the rest of the City Council here in Monahans have the
>highest hopes for these kids in regards to the current affairs and Mr.
>Lyles and I had a wonderful visit this morning concerning this topic. We,
>as I'm sure you are, are more than ready for this to pass and get on with
>our normal lives and we genuinely hope to see a wonderful result after
>the activities this weekend.
>  I appreciate the debates that go on here and I feel that they are
>useful in helping to cope with the change that I see occuring within your
>field. Although I will be unsubscribing this afternoon to go on vacation,
>I will be monitoring the list over the weekend via friends of mine who
>are also subscibed, and, I will return to the list after I come back from
>vacation in hopes of learning even more as time goes on.
>My sincere regards,
>Curtis L. Howard
>City Councilman
>Monahans, Tx.
>ps...  It is an awsome experience to hold in your hands, even if encased
>in plastic, a material from somewhere unknown and to ponder where it
>might have been and where it might have come from and what happened to it
>along the way.
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