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                     Request for Discussion 

             creation of the unmoderated newsgroup

              **     sci.anthropology.paleo     **

Proposed Charter
----------------

sci.anthropology.paleo is for the discussion of the evolution of the 
genus Homo.  Some of the topics likely to be covered include:

* primatology (primate social interactions, comparative morphology, ape
	languages, etc.)

* palaeoanthropology (discussion of new fossil finds, etc.)

* origins of human language and cognition

* origins of distinctive human morphological features (bipedalism, big brain,
	hairlessness, etc.)

* genetic variation in homo sapiens (e.g. mitochondrial DNA studies)

etc.

--

Some subjects recently debated that would find a place in
sci.anthropology.paleo:

* The "African Eve" vs multi-regionalism debate

* The Aquatic Ape theory

--

The following are explicitly NOT intended for discussion in 
sci.anthropology.paleo:

* religious issues (e.g. Creationism) 
	the proper forum for these is talk.origins.

* general biological topics without particular relevance to Homo sapiens 
	sci.bio, sci.bio.ecology, the bionet hierarchy or (potentially)
	sci.bio.evolution are the appropriate places for these.

* non-biological forms of evolution (eg memetics, linguistic evolution)
	these may later acquire a newsgroup of their own but it is 
	expected that sci.anthropology, sci.lang and alt.memetics should 
	suffice for the moment.

It is however envisaged that posts will sometimes be shared with other
newsgroups, among them
	sci.bio
	sci.bio.evolution (if created)
	talk.origins
	sci.anthropology
	bionet.molbio.evolution

Motivation
----------

The evolution of the human species is naturally something of
considerable interest to a large number of people.  At the moment the
quite frequent threads on this topic are split somewhat clumsily between
sci.bio, sci.anthropology and talk.origins, as well as several other
newsgroups.  All three of these groups are fairly high volume, and are
certainly viable without this material; it is also expected that they
would share crossposts to sci.anthropology.paleo where appropriate.

It seems likely that there are many people who are interested in human
evolution but are not particularly interested in natural history, 
creationist controversy or social anthropology.  (These are examples of 
topics which make up a fair fraction of the volume in the three newsgroups 
mentioned.)

Other
-----

Discussion of sci.anthropology.paleo will take place in news.groups.  
Unless any problems are raised the Call for Votes will be sent out on 
the 18th of November.  Any volunteers to do the vote counting would be 
welcome.

Danny Yee ([email protected]).

From [email protected] Sat Nov 27 00:12:33 1993
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                 FIRST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)

This is the first of two Call For Votes (CFV) regarding the proposed
creation of a new newsgroup.  Please read the proposal before voting.
Detailed instructions for voting are given below.

Unmoderated group sci.anthropology.paleo

Newsgroups line:
sci.anthropology.paleo	Evolution of man and other primates.

Votes must be received by 23:59:59 GMT, 15 December 1993.

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  All questions
regarding voting and procedure or reports of problems should be mailed
to Jan Isley <[email protected]>.

Votes should be mailed to [email protected]

All questions regarding the proposed new group should be mailed to
the proposer, Danny Yee <[email protected]>

This CFV will be posted to the following mailing lists:

  [email protected]
  [email protected]


CHARTER

sci.anthropology.paleo is for the discussion of the evolution of the 
genus Homo, and more generally of the primates.  Some of the topics 
likely to be covered include:

* primatology (primate social interactions, comparative morphology, ape
	languages, etc.)

* paleoanthropology "proper" (discussion of new fossil finds, etc.)

* the origins of human language and cognition

* the origins of distinctive human morphological features (bipedalism, 
	big brain, hairlessness, etc.)

* biological and genetic variation in Homo sapiens relevant to our evolution
	(e.g. mitochondrial DNA studies)

* sociobiological arguments that rely on evolutionary considerations.

--

Some subjects recently debated that would find a place in 
sci.anthropology.paleo:

* The "African Eve" vs multi-regionalism debate

* The Aquatic Ape

Boundaries
----------

Often it is easier to define something by explaining what it isn't, or
by looking at its boundaries with similar entities.  An example of this
>from biology is the Biological Species Concept, where species are
defined in terms of the mechanisms separating them from other species
(Ernst Mayr, 1969b); in anthropology the nature of the boundaries
between different groups are often critical to their self-identification
(see Frederik Barth, _Ethnic Groups and Boundaries_, 1969).  So in order
to explain what belongs in sci.anthropology.paleo a discussion of the
boundaries with the "neighbouring" newsgroups may help.  

*** sci.bio.evolution (if created), sci.bio, bionet.molbio.evolution

Discussions particular to human or primate evolution belong in
sci.anthropology.paleo; those on general evolutionary principles and on
the specific evolutionary histories of other taxa in sci.bio.evolution.
There is some overlap in the application of general theories, methods
and models of evolutionary biology to the primates in particular.  There
are also significant overlaps with sci.bio and bionet.molbio, and some
crossposting is expected there.  

Some sample questions that would make appropriate crossposts are: 

* Is there evidence for punctuated equilibrium in human evolution?
(sci.bio.evolution)
 
* What are the physiological features of aquatic mammals that are shared
by man? (sci.bio) 

* How does the latest work on molecular clocks tie in with the dating of
the Pan/Homo split?  (bionet.molbio.evolution)

*** sci.anthropology (with acknowledgements to Cameron Laird)

In general anything which refers directly to human evolution
should be posted to sci.anthropology.paleo.  Some examples of
questions which should be crossposted are:

* What material constraints (water, temperature, energy, protein, ...)
limit traditional human cultures which exploit savannahs?  Should we
expect the same to be true of australopithecines?

* Where can I find the best contemporary data which might speak to
multi-regional origins of our species?  Has anyone updated [Smith 1991]
on continuities in jaw anatomy between neanderthals and modern
Europeans?

* The sizes of viable cultural communities recorded in HRAF seem to
bottom out around several hundred.  Paleo-anthropologists most often
talk about bands of at most two dozen hominids.  When did our ancestors
start identifying with larger groups?  

*** talk.origins

Discussion of religious issues belongs in talk.origins; it is not
appropriate for sci.anthropology.paleo.  It is envisaged that there will
be few crossposts between the two groups, and those that do occur will
narrow followups to one of the groups.  Appropriate material for a
crosspost might be a request for information on a scientific aspect of
human evolution that happens to be important in the context of a debate
in talk.origins.  

*** sci.lang, alt.memetics

Discussion of non-biological (linguistic or cultural) evolution is not
within the sci.anthropology.paleo charter.  Discussion of the relevance
of ape language experiments to understanding of the origins of human
language could appropriately be cross-posted between sci.lang and
sci.anthropology.paleo. 

*** sci.cognitive

Discussion of the origins of human cognitive abilities might be
appropriately crossposted to sci.cognitive and sci.anthropology.paleo.
An example would be the invocation of evolutionary arguments in
_Consciousness Explained_ (Dennett 1991).  

*** alt.alien.visitors, sci.skeptic

Claims of extraterrestrial involvement in human origins belong in these
groups.

--

Please note, however, that the above are only guidelines.  Posters should
use their own discretion, but they are encouraged to think about both the
Newsgroups: and Followups-To: lines of their posts.  I can't imagine a
sensible crosspost to sci.anthropology.paleo and comp.os.research, but I
wouldn't want to rule out the possibility a priori.  


MOTIVATION

The evolution of the human species is naturally something of
considerable interest to a large number of people.  At the moment the
quite frequent threads on this topic are split somewhat clumsily between
sci.bio, sci.anthropology and talk.origins, as well as several other
newsgroups.  All three of these groups are fairly high volume, and are
certainly viable without this material; it is also expected that they
would share crossposts to sci.anthropology.paleo where appropriate (see
above).

It seems likely that there are many people who are interested in human
evolution but are not particularly interested in natural history, 
creationist controversy or social anthropology.  (These are examples of 
topics which make up a fair fraction of the volume in the three newsgroups 


VOTING INSTRUCTIONS

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-- 
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[email protected]  or  mathcs.emory.edu!bagend!jan

From [email protected] Mon Dec  6 17:25:37 1993
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                 LAST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)

This is the last of two Call For Votes (CFV) regarding the proposed
creation of a new newsgroup.  Please read the proposal before voting.
Detailed instructions for voting are given below.

Unmoderated group sci.anthropology.paleo

Newsgroups line:
sci.anthropology.paleo	Evolution of man and other primates.

Votes must be received by 23:59:59 GMT, 15 December 1993.

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  All questions
regarding voting and procedure or reports of problems should be mailed
to Jan Isley <[email protected]>.

Votes should be mailed to [email protected]

All questions regarding the proposed new group should be mailed to
the proposer, Danny Yee <[email protected]>

This CFV will be posted to the following mailing lists:

  [email protected]
  [email protected]

There are no bounced acks at this time.

CHARTER

sci.anthropology.paleo is for the discussion of the evolution of the 
genus Homo, and more generally of the primates.  Some of the topics 
likely to be covered include:

* primatology (primate social interactions, comparative morphology, ape
	languages, etc.)

* paleoanthropology "proper" (discussion of new fossil finds, etc.)

* the origins of human language and cognition

* the origins of distinctive human morphological features (bipedalism, 
	big brain, hairlessness, etc.)

* biological and genetic variation in Homo sapiens relevant to our evolution
	(e.g. mitochondrial DNA studies)

* sociobiological arguments that rely on evolutionary considerations.

--

Some subjects recently debated that would find a place in 
sci.anthropology.paleo:

* The "African Eve" vs multi-regionalism debate

* The Aquatic Ape

Boundaries
----------

Often it is easier to define something by explaining what it isn't, or
by looking at its boundaries with similar entities.  An example of this
>from biology is the Biological Species Concept, where species are
defined in terms of the mechanisms separating them from other species
(Ernst Mayr, 1969b); in anthropology the nature of the boundaries
between different groups are often critical to their self-identification
(see Frederik Barth, _Ethnic Groups and Boundaries_, 1969).  So in order
to explain what belongs in sci.anthropology.paleo a discussion of the
boundaries with the "neighbouring" newsgroups may help.  

*** sci.bio.evolution (if created), sci.bio, bionet.molbio.evolution

Discussions particular to human or primate evolution belong in
sci.anthropology.paleo; those on general evolutionary principles and on
the specific evolutionary histories of other taxa in sci.bio.evolution.
There is some overlap in the application of general theories, methods
and models of evolutionary biology to the primates in particular.  There
are also significant overlaps with sci.bio and bionet.molbio, and some
crossposting is expected there.  

Some sample questions that would make appropriate crossposts are: 

* Is there evidence for punctuated equilibrium in human evolution?
(sci.bio.evolution)
 
* What are the physiological features of aquatic mammals that are shared
by man? (sci.bio) 

* How does the latest work on molecular clocks tie in with the dating of
the Pan/Homo split?  (bionet.molbio.evolution)

*** sci.anthropology (with acknowledgements to Cameron Laird)

In general anything which refers directly to human evolution
should be posted to sci.anthropology.paleo.  Some examples of
questions which should be crossposted are:

* What material constraints (water, temperature, energy, protein, ...)
limit traditional human cultures which exploit savannahs?  Should we
expect the same to be true of australopithecines?

* Where can I find the best contemporary data which might speak to
multi-regional origins of our species?  Has anyone updated [Smith 1991]
on continuities in jaw anatomy between neanderthals and modern
Europeans?

* The sizes of viable cultural communities recorded in HRAF seem to
bottom out around several hundred.  Paleo-anthropologists most often
talk about bands of at most two dozen hominids.  When did our ancestors
start identifying with larger groups?  

*** talk.origins

Discussion of religious issues belongs in talk.origins; it is not
appropriate for sci.anthropology.paleo.  It is envisaged that there will
be few crossposts between the two groups, and those that do occur will
narrow followups to one of the groups.  Appropriate material for a
crosspost might be a request for information on a scientific aspect of
human evolution that happens to be important in the context of a debate
in talk.origins.  

*** sci.lang, alt.memetics

Discussion of non-biological (linguistic or cultural) evolution is not
within the sci.anthropology.paleo charter.  Discussion of the relevance
of ape language experiments to understanding of the origins of human
language could appropriately be cross-posted between sci.lang and
sci.anthropology.paleo. 

*** sci.cognitive

Discussion of the origins of human cognitive abilities might be
appropriately crossposted to sci.cognitive and sci.anthropology.paleo.
An example would be the invocation of evolutionary arguments in
_Consciousness Explained_ (Dennett 1991).  

*** alt.alien.visitors, sci.skeptic

Claims of extraterrestrial involvement in human origins belong in these
groups.

--

Please note, however, that the above are only guidelines.  Posters should
use their own discretion, but they are encouraged to think about both the
Newsgroups: and Followups-To: lines of their posts.  I can't imagine a
sensible crosspost to sci.anthropology.paleo and comp.os.research, but I
wouldn't want to rule out the possibility a priori.  


MOTIVATION

The evolution of the human species is naturally something of
considerable interest to a large number of people.  At the moment the
quite frequent threads on this topic are split somewhat clumsily between
sci.bio, sci.anthropology and talk.origins, as well as several other
newsgroups.  All three of these groups are fairly high volume, and are
certainly viable without this material; it is also expected that they
would share crossposts to sci.anthropology.paleo where appropriate (see
above).

It seems likely that there are many people who are interested in human
evolution but are not particularly interested in natural history, 
creationist controversy or social anthropology.  (These are examples of 
topics which make up a fair fraction of the volume in the three newsgroups 


VOTING INSTRUCTIONS

Mail votes to: [email protected]

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-- 
Jan Isley, the Knight who says ACK, can be reached at
[email protected]  or  mathcs.emory.edu!bagend!jan

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	unmoderated group sci.anthropology.paleo passes 164:11

There were 164 YES votes and 11 NO votes, for a total of 175 valid
votes.  There was 1 abstain and 3 invalid ballots.

For group passage, YES votes must be at least 2/3 of all valid (YES and
NO) votes.  There also must be at least 100 more YES votes than NO votes.

There is a five day discussion period after these results are posted.
If no serious allegations of voting irregularities are raised, the moderator
of news.announce.newgroups will create the group shortly thereafter.


Newsgroups line:
sci.anthropology.paleo	Evolution of man and other primates.

This vote was conducted by a neutral third party.  All questions
regarding voting and procedure or reports of problems should be mailed
to Jan Isley <[email protected]>.

Jan has had some problems on his end with getting the results out.  He
sent me the raw results files and I've created this results posting.

All questions regarding the proposed new group should be mailed to
the proposer, Danny Yee <[email protected]>


CHARTER

sci.anthropology.paleo is for the discussion of the evolution of the 
genus Homo, and more generally of the primates.  Some of the topics 
likely to be covered include:

* primatology (primate social interactions, comparative morphology, ape
	languages, etc.)

* paleoanthropology "proper" (discussion of new fossil finds, etc.)

* the origins of human language and cognition

* the origins of distinctive human morphological features (bipedalism, 
	big brain, hairlessness, etc.)

* biological and genetic variation in Homo sapiens relevant to our evolution
	(e.g. mitochondrial DNA studies)

* sociobiological arguments that rely on evolutionary considerations.

--

Some subjects recently debated that would find a place in 
sci.anthropology.paleo:

* The "African Eve" vs multi-regionalism debate

* The Aquatic Ape

Boundaries
----------

Often it is easier to define something by explaining what it isn't, or
by looking at its boundaries with similar entities.  An example of this
>from biology is the Biological Species Concept, where species are
defined in terms of the mechanisms separating them from other species
(Ernst Mayr, 1969b); in anthropology the nature of the boundaries
between different groups are often critical to their self-identification
(see Frederik Barth, _Ethnic Groups and Boundaries_, 1969).  So in order
to explain what belongs in sci.anthropology.paleo a discussion of the
boundaries with the "neighbouring" newsgroups may help.  

*** sci.bio.evolution (if created), sci.bio, bionet.molbio.evolution

Discussions particular to human or primate evolution belong in
sci.anthropology.paleo; those on general evolutionary principles and on
the specific evolutionary histories of other taxa in sci.bio.evolution.
There is some overlap in the application of general theories, methods
and models of evolutionary biology to the primates in particular.  There
are also significant overlaps with sci.bio and bionet.molbio, and some
crossposting is expected there.  

Some sample questions that would make appropriate crossposts are: 

* Is there evidence for punctuated equilibrium in human evolution?
(sci.bio.evolution)
 
* What are the physiological features of aquatic mammals that are shared
by man? (sci.bio) 

* How does the latest work on molecular clocks tie in with the dating of
the Pan/Homo split?  (bionet.molbio.evolution)

*** sci.anthropology (with acknowledgements to Cameron Laird)

In general anything which refers directly to human evolution
should be posted to sci.anthropology.paleo.  Some examples of
questions which should be crossposted are:

* What material constraints (water, temperature, energy, protein, ...)
limit traditional human cultures which exploit savannahs?  Should we
expect the same to be true of australopithecines?

* Where can I find the best contemporary data which might speak to
multi-regional origins of our species?  Has anyone updated [Smith 1991]
on continuities in jaw anatomy between neanderthals and modern
Europeans?

* The sizes of viable cultural communities recorded in HRAF seem to
bottom out around several hundred.  Paleo-anthropologists most often
talk about bands of at most two dozen hominids.  When did our ancestors
start identifying with larger groups?  

*** talk.origins

Discussion of religious issues belongs in talk.origins; it is not
appropriate for sci.anthropology.paleo.  It is envisaged that there will
be few crossposts between the two groups, and those that do occur will
narrow followups to one of the groups.  Appropriate material for a
crosspost might be a request for information on a scientific aspect of
human evolution that happens to be important in the context of a debate
in talk.origins.  

*** sci.lang, alt.memetics

Discussion of non-biological (linguistic or cultural) evolution is not
within the sci.anthropology.paleo charter.  Discussion of the relevance
of ape language experiments to understanding of the origins of human
language could appropriately be cross-posted between sci.lang and
sci.anthropology.paleo. 

*** sci.cognitive

Discussion of the origins of human cognitive abilities might be
appropriately crossposted to sci.cognitive and sci.anthropology.paleo.
An example would be the invocation of evolutionary arguments in
_Consciousness Explained_ (Dennett 1991).  

*** alt.alien.visitors, sci.skeptic

Claims of extraterrestrial involvement in human origins belong in these
groups.

--

Please note, however, that the above are only guidelines.  Posters should
use their own discretion, but they are encouraged to think about both the
Newsgroups: and Followups-To: lines of their posts.  I can't imagine a
sensible crosspost to sci.anthropology.paleo and comp.os.research, but I
wouldn't want to rule out the possibility a priori.  


unmoderated group sci.anthropology.paleo Final Vote Ack

Voted Yes
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[email protected]                                                 I. Iguanama
[email protected]                                            Herve Choplin
[email protected]                                             Chris Heiny
[email protected]                                    Chua Hak Lien
[email protected]                                           CHILE GURU
[email protected]                                         Cameron Laird
[email protected]                               Patrick Clancey
[email protected]                                     Chris Nedin
[email protected]                                               Chris Colby
[email protected]                                             J.A.Dennison
[email protected]                                             Nuzhet DALFES
[email protected]                                            Danny Yee
[email protected]                                                 Bill Davidsen
[email protected]                                    Derek Berliner
[email protected]                                 Scott C DeLancey
[email protected]                                           David Houston
[email protected]                                                    David Padwa
[email protected]                                                     Dan Murphy
[email protected]                                              Paul C. Dolber
[email protected]                                   Dominique Bachelet
[email protected]                                                 Marc M. Donovan
[email protected]                                     Rebecca Drayer
[email protected]                                           Brian Duston
[email protected]                                      Evan Engwall
[email protected]                                                       erika
[email protected]                                    Fearghas McKay
[email protected]                                       Scott Federhen
[email protected]                                           David Finley
[email protected]                                           Steven Fisher
[email protected]                                         Karen Rosenberg
[email protected]                                Gregory C Franklin
[email protected]                       Laust Frederiksen
[email protected]                                   Anouk Behara
[email protected]                                         Geoff Arnold
[email protected]                                         Geoffrey Miller
[email protected]                                                 Gerold Firl
[email protected]                                                   Gil Neiger
[email protected]                                                     Gail R. Pool
[email protected]                                          James Harvey
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[email protected]                                    Stephan Heilmayr
[email protected]                                                  Kibak
[email protected]                                             Eiji Hirai
[email protected]                                                H J Deacon
[email protected]                                            Herb Huston
[email protected]                                   Benedikt Rosenau
[email protected]                                         Leslie Carlin
[email protected]                                    Igor Zamberlan
[email protected]                                              John A. Johnson
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[email protected]                                           JAMES A. MOORE
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[email protected]                                    Jesus Cardozo (FUNVENA)
[email protected]                             James Alexander Chokey
[email protected]                                               Joel Davis
[email protected]                                                Jack Johnston
[email protected]                                      Mark Jenike
[email protected]                                   Randell Jesup
[email protected]                                                 Jonathan Gift
[email protected]                                                 Jim Jewett
[email protected]                                                Joel Hanes
[email protected]                               James A Mulick
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[email protected]                                      Jim Perry
[email protected]                                             James Shreeve
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[email protected]                                       John Hicks
[email protected]                                          John Kantner
[email protected]                                           Paul Keck
[email protected]                                                     Ken Corbin
[email protected]                                       Kermyt G Anderson
[email protected]                                                    
[email protected]                                             Tim Kuchta
[email protected]                                               Frank Kuserk
[email protected]                                       Martin Schr\"oder
[email protected]                                         Lachlan Cranswick
[email protected]                                                     Liza Daly
[email protected]                                               Lynn E. Hanninen
[email protected]                                                 Lenore Ramm
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[email protected]                                                 Lyn Miles
[email protected]                                 Karen Lofstrom
[email protected]                                Victor E Aldridge III
[email protected]                                                   A Staines
[email protected]                                                Sverker Johansson
[email protected]                                      Linda Wiig
[email protected]                                         Lynda Marie Emel
[email protected]                                                 David Mar
[email protected]                                           Kimberly Martin
[email protected]                                    Ariel Mazzarelli
[email protected]                                         Michael Bauser
[email protected]                               Ian McDonald
[email protected]                                          Dr. M.C. Diffin
[email protected]                                  Madeleine Hinkes
[email protected]                                    Simon K. Milton
[email protected]                                         Marilyn Roper
[email protected]                           Melissa Rhoads Warden
[email protected]                                                Amfortas
[email protected]                                          William Paulsen
[email protected]                                       Nicholas Breen
[email protected]                                                  Robert Park
[email protected]                                                  Paul Crowley
[email protected]                                         GRAZIANO PESOLE
[email protected]                                             Rod Picks
[email protected]                                               Peter Charlton
[email protected]                                     Christopher Brian Pound
[email protected]                                      Michael Quinn
[email protected]                                                Robert Boot
[email protected]                                      Sendhil Revuluri
[email protected]                                 Richard Hoenes
[email protected]                                     Jon Robinson
[email protected]                                              Hubert Roth
[email protected]                                   Robert Parson
[email protected]                                        Roger M Squires
[email protected]                                               Ralph Edwards
[email protected]                                                 Sally Smith
[email protected]                                             Daan Sandee
[email protected]                                               Stan Friesen
[email protected]                                               Sean Burke
[email protected]                       Alix Herrmann Scheurer
[email protected]                                      Richard Sharpe
[email protected]                             Eric Sieferman
[email protected]                                    Stephen L Yang
[email protected]                                     Stephen A. Pluhar
[email protected]                                          Stu Labovitz
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[email protected]                                                        Tim Stearns
[email protected]                                                   Timo Rinne
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[email protected]                                                Trygve Lode
[email protected]                                        David P. Tracer
[email protected]                                                      ucjtpdl
[email protected]                                             Una Smith
[email protected]                                    Kathleen Anderson
[email protected]                                  William R. Cordwell
[email protected]                     Dave Shariff Yadallee
[email protected]                                   Zigmunds Vainers

Voted No
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[email protected]                                                  James Ault
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[email protected]                                                     
[email protected]                                  Sean P. Ryan
[email protected]                                           John Stonier
[email protected]                                         Rob Knauerhase
[email protected]                                            Patrick Sweeney
[email protected]                                             Richard H. Miller
[email protected]                                               Dick Barbour
[email protected]                                                    Shane Hartman
[email protected]                                                     Smarasderagd

Abstained
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[email protected]                                                 Maxime Taksar


Votes in error
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[email protected]                                                  Harry Erwin
   ! No votes
MCCLB0.MED.NYU.EDU!COUTAVAS                                                   
   ! No votes
[email protected]                                             Patricia E. Varley
   ! No votes

 
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