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On NPR's Morning Edition, Nina Totenberg reported that if the
Supreme Court supports Congress to cut the budget of the National
Endowment of the Arts, it is in effect the end of NEA.  This situation
creates great concerns about Congressional funding for creative arts in
America, since NEA provides major support for NPR (National Public
Radio), PBS (Public Broadcasting System), and numerous other creative
and
performing arts.
If NEA is lost or weakened, our lives will be similarly diminished.
In spite of the efforts of each station to reduce spending costs and
streamline their services, some government officials believe that the
funding currently going  to these programs is too large a portion of
funding for something which is seen as not worthwhile.  Currently, taxes

from
the general public for PBS equal $1.12 per person per year, and the
National
Endowment for the Arts equals $.64 a year. A January 1995 CNN/USA
Today/Gallup poll indicated that 76% of Americans wish to keep funding
for PBS, third only to national defense and law enforcement as the most
valuable programs for federal funding.
Please add your name to this list and forward it to friends who you
believe are in favor of what this stands for.   The full list will be
forwarded to the President of the United States, the Vice President, and

the Speaker of the House, whose office has in the past been the
instigator
of the action to cut funding to these worthwhile programs.

>This petition is being passed around the Internet.  Please add your
name to it  so that funding can be maintained for the NEA, NPR, and PBS.

THIS IS OUR CHANCE TO MAKE INTERNET TECHNOLOGY WORK AS A VOICE IN OUR
DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM.  IT'S EASIER THAN EVER TO MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD.
Please keep the petition rolling.  Do not reply to me.  Sign your
name and locale to the list and forward it to others to sign.  If you
prefer not to,  please send the list to the email address given below.
This is
being forwarded to numerous people at once to add their names to the
petition. It  won't matter if many people receive the same list, as the
names
are being managed.  This is for anyone who thinks NPR and PBS deserve
$1.12/year of their taxes.

>If you sign, please forward the list to others.  If not, please
don't kill it.   If you happen to be the 150th, 200th, 250th, etc.,
signer of this petition, please forward a copy to:
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mailto:[log in to unmask]>  This way we can keep track  of
the lists and organize them.  Forward this to everyone you know, and
help
us
to keep these programs alive.  Thank you.

>NOTE: It is preferable that you SELECT the entirety of this letter
and then COPY it into a NEW outgoing message, rather than simply
forwarding it. In  your new outgoing message, add your name to the
bottom
of the
list, then send it on.   Or, if the option is available, do a SEND
AGAIN.

1. David Liberman, Sylva, NC

>2. Marie Harrison, Sylva, NC

>3. 3.  Randi Beckmann, Ithaca, NY

>4. Bill Wertheim, Mt.  Vernon, NY

>5. 5.  Marlene Wertheim, Mt.  Vernon, NY

>6. George Wertheim, San Francisco, CA.

>7. Linda Wertheim, San Francisco, CA

>8. Linda R.  Semi, Walnut Creek, CA

>9. Margaret C.  Forness, Pleasant Hill, CA

>10. Phillip D.  Rubenstein, Syracuse, NY

>11. Timothy J.  Connell, Madison, WI

>12. Stacia E.  Jesner, Mt.  Kisco, NY

>13.  Jenna Schnuer, NYC, NY

>14. Julia Kohn, NY, NY

>15.  Maria Sarro, NY, NY

>16. Evan Schwartz, Cliffside Park, NJ

>17.  Pat Waters, Lakewood, CO

>19. Karen Tilton, Maquoketa, IA

>20.  Kent Crawford

>21.  Terry Dillon

>22.  Gene Bechen, Coralville, IA

>23.  Neal Schnoor, Kearney, NE

>24.  Sam Zitek, Crete, NE

>25.  Jay Kloecker

>26.  Marilyn Godby, Papillion, NE

>27.  Lucina Johnson

>28. Alfred Tom Johnson

>29.  Tyler Corey Johnson

>30.  A.  Corey Limbach

>31.  Paula Smith, Berkeley, CA

>32.  Pat Quinn, Alameda, CA

>33.  Andrea Quinn, Alameda, CA

>34.  Jerry Hackett, Berkeley, CA

>35.  Richard Hackett, NY

>36.  Jeffrey Green, CA

>37.  Phil Chernin, CA

>38.  Sandra S.  Bauer, CA

>39.  Gregory LeVasseur, San Francisco, CA

>40.  Keiko LeVasseur, San Francisco, CA

>41.  Diego Gonzalez, San Francisco, CA

>42.  David D.  Berkowitz, Washington, DC

>43.  Peter Glass, Bellevue, WA

>44.  Mary Frances Rimpini, Kent, WA

>45.  Mary Frances Stevens, Kirkland, WA

>46.  Linda Grebmeier, Benicia, CA

>47.  Lee Altman, Benicia, CA

>48.  Jeffrey Gray, South Orange, NJ

>49.  Ed Jones, Orange, NJ

>50.  Daniel P.  Jones, Glenside, PA

>51.  Jenifer Goetz, State College, PA

>52.  Arnold R.  Post, Carrboro, NC

>53.  Anna E.  Post, Carrboro, NC

>54.  Robert A.  Post, Cape May, NJ

>55.  Evelyn M.  Post, Cape May, NJ

>56.  Jay A.  Sklaroff, Philadelphia, PA

>57.  Harry M.  Sklaroff, Washington, DC

>58.  Susan E.  Salmons, Washington, DC

>59.  Dori Langevin, Silver Spring, MD

>60.  Ted Langevin, Silver Spring, MD

>61.  David Mercier, Easton, MD

>62.  Phoebe Harding, Baltimore, MD

>63.  Molly Rath, Baltimore, MD

>64.  Terry O'Hara, Baltimore, MD

>65.  Nina Wendt, Baltimore, MD

>66.  Marilyn Clark, Baltimore, MD

>67.  Cathy McKinney, Boone, NC

>68.  Harold McKinney, Boone, NC

>69.  Milena Garcia, Columbia, MD

>70.  Timothy Morrison, Devore, CA

>71.  Virginia S.  Kallay Cleveland, OH

>72.  Nancy Cleaveland, Atlanta, GA

>73.  Cindy Lutenbacher, Decatur, GA

>74.  Kaye Norton, Columbus, OH

>75.  Elaine Haidt, Chapel Hill, NC

>76. Harold Haidt, Chapel Hill, NC

>76.  Frank Church, Chapel Hill, NC

>77. Astrid R.  Jarzembowski, Garrison, NY

>78.  David Church, Garrison, NY

>79. Cathy Dillon, Old Greenwich, CT

>80. Michelle Woodward, Town of Mt.  Pleasant, NY

>81. Catherine L.  Josset, Brewster, NY

>82.  Bill Philbrick, Crompond, NY

>83. Emile Menasch=BB, Mahopac, NY

>84.  Amy Menasch=BB, Mahopac, NY

>85. Bette-Jane Crigger, Peekskill, NY

>86.  Miriam Piven Cotler

>87. Cyndi Menegaz, Los Angeles, CA

>88.  Linda Zale, Los Angeles, CA

>89. Phillip Kudelka, Woodland Hills California

>90. Karl Schoenbaum, Woodland Hills California

>91. Jennifer Bramscher, Malibu, CA

>92.  Mindy Markman, Los Angeles, CA

>93. Bekki Misiorowski, Los Angeles, CA

>94. Robert A.  Misiorowski, Los Angeles, CA

>95. Elise B.  Misiorowski, Los Angeles, CA

>96.  Andrea McShane, Los Angeles, CA

>97. Judith Shechter

>98.  Gerald Shechter, Kansas City, Missouri

>99. Joyce Williams, Kansas City, MO

>100.  Brad Harris, Kansas City, MO

>101. Ken Krusi, Silverdale, WA.

>102.  Rus Shuler, Fort Mill, SC

>103. Stacy Hammond, Fort Mill, SC

>104.  Sandy Whitaker, Charlotte, NC

>105. Neely Dodge, NY, NY

>106.  E Schlosberg Boston, MA

>107. K.  Caswell, Ivoryton, CT

>108.  Jerome Russo, Pennington, NJ

>109. Sarah Caguiat Borthwick, Brooklyn, NY

>110. Carlos J.  Caguiat,Saranac Lake, NY

>111.  Rick Dennis, Saranac Lake,NY

>112. Claire M.  Stahler, Lake Placid, NY

>113.  Carolyn Curwen, Lowell, MA

>114. Alison E.  Curwen, Ojai, CA

>115.  William A.  Curwen, Ojai, CA

>116. Rick Swan, Ojai, CA

>117.  Sonia Nordenson, Ojai, CA

>118. Rebecca Plum, Ojai, CA

>119.  Mike Wilkerson Santa Barbara, CA.

>120. Jose Zamora, Berkeley, CA

>121.  Amber Smock, Berkeley, CA

>122. Kimberly Cunningham, Berkeley, CA

>123.  Margot Hanson, Berkeley, CA

>124. Sarah Church, Berkeley, CA

>125.  David Caeser, Berkeley, ca

>126. Catherine Trimbur, Berkeley, CA

>127.  Lori Durbin, Oakland, Ca.

>128. Bebo White, San Francisco, CA

>129.  Bruce Erickson, San Carlos, CA

>130. Don Erickson, Chicago, IL

>131.  D.  McCannon, Evanston IL

>132. G.  Militello, Chicago, IL

>133.  D.  Wilson, New York, New York

>134. Kathy Murphy, Champaign, IL

>135.  Cara L.  Day, Champaign, IL

>136. Ualtar G.  O'Regan, San Francisco, CA

>137.  John C.  Lester, Berkeley, CA

>138. Sara Hensley, San Jose, CA

>139.  Paul Olguin, Pacifica, CA

>140. Jill Gluck,, Los Angeles, CA

>141.  Millicent Alexander, Los Angeles, CA

>142. Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, Northridge, CA

>143. Sandra Brown, Sherman Oaks, CA

>144.  Roland A.  Childs, Los Angeles, CA

>145. Naomi Childs, Los Angeles, CA

>146.  Ken Coleman.  Santa Fe, NM

>147. John reynolds, Los Angeles CA

>148.  Nathan Smith, Los Angeles, CA

>149. Gabriela Kohen, New York, NY

>150.  Geoff Boehm, New York, NY

>151. Kermit Johns, New York NY

>152.  Able Billheimer, New York NY

>153. Ann C.  Horan, Summit, NJ

>154.  Mary P.  Lechevalier, Morrisville, VT

>155. Hubert A.  Lechevalier, Morrisville, VT

>156. Marilyn J.  Jordan, Huntington Station, NY

>157. Kay Bromberg, Roslyn Heights, NY

>158. Michael O'Neill, Wainscott, NY

>159. Janine Veto, NY

>160. Lysbeth A. Marigold, East Hampton, NY

>161. Adrienne Kitaeff, East Hampton, NY

>162.  Kelly Patton Brook, Newcastle, Me

>163. Alexander Brook, Newcastle, Me

>164.  Joanna Steichen, Montauk, NY >>

>165. Will Trinkle, Roanoke, VA

>166. Sheila Lobel, Hollis, NY

>167. Robert Werthman, Fairless Hills, PA

>168.  L.A. Parks Daloz

>169. Sharon Daloz Parks

>170. John de Cuevas

>171. Bruce Baird Struminger, Ann Arbor, MI

>172. Leonadi Ward, La Crescenta,CA

>173. Tayria Ward, La Crescenta, CA

>174. Kurt Hoelting, Clinton, WA

>175. Sally Goodwin, Clinton, WA

>176. Ross Chapin, Langley, WA

>177. Linda Pruitt, Seattle, WA

>178. Jim Soules, Seattle, WA

>179. Joel Rogers, Seattle, WA

>180. Tom Darden, Seattle, WA

>181. Ellen Wallach, Seattle, WA

>182. Karen Lane, Seattle, WA

>183. Lynn Taylor, Mercer Island, WA

>184. Collin Tong, Seattle, WA

>185. Sara Robertson, Seattle,WA

>186.  Namji Steinemann, New York, NY

>187. Grace Norman, New York, NY

>188. Rebecca Straus, New York, NY

>189. Gillian Tan, New York, NY

>190. Katherine Lynn, Somerville, MA

>191. Chris Herb, Madison, WI

>192. Kim Herb, Madison, WI

>193. Sarah Kilgour, Mogamimachi, Yamagata, Japan

>194. Wm. E. Kilgour, Madison, Wi

>195. Martha Kilgour, Madison, WI

>196. Audrey Kupferberg, Amsterdam, NY

>197. Rob Edelman, Amsterdam, NY

>198. Judith M Kass, New York, NY

>199. Milton Kass, New York, NY

>200. Jack Eichenbaum, Flushing, NY

>201. Lois M. Kahan, New York,NY

>202. Hal Temkin, Highland Park, IL

>203. Lois Sachs, Northfield, IL

>204. John Sachs, Northfield, IL

>205. Ellen Alter, Winnetka, IL

>206.  Michael Alter, Winnetka, IL

>207. Margaret J. Tucker, Nashville, TN

>208. Jud Phillips, Nashville, TN

>209. Jane F. Osgerby, Nashville, TN

>210. Derek B. Petrella,  Nashville, TN

>211. Kimberly M. Patterson, Wildwood Crest, NJ

>212  Katie M Arnold, Savannah, GA

>213. Matthew Arnold, Brooklyn NY

>214. April Lange, W. Barnstable, MA

>215. Ruth Benfield, Seattle, Wa

>216. William R. Benfield, Seattle, Wa

>217. Ashley Benfield, Seattle, Wa

>218. Morgan Benfield, Seattle, Wa

>219. Issen Powter, Gold Bar, WA

>220. Michael B. Plumb. Lynnwood, WA

>221. Norma L. Plumb, Lynnwood, WA

>222. Jonnee Denton, Bothell, WA

>223. Les Denton, Bothell, WA

>224.  Susan Marett, Port Townsend, WA

>225. Robert Marett, Port Townsend, WA

>226. Patricia J. Yearian Port Townsend, WA

>227. Barbara Furlan, Seattle, WA

>228. Walt S. Dimick, Portland, OR

>229. Jennifer Meyers, Portland, OR

>230. Sarah Sameh, Portland, OR

>231. Joelle Burgess, Seattle, WA

>232.  Cynthia Cruver, Seattle, WA

>233. Kyle Cruver, Seattle, WA

>234.  Corinne Cruver, Seattle, WA

>235. Roy Cruver, Gig Harbor, WA

>236.  Phyllis Thurlow, Sandpoint, ID

>237. Sue Engdahl, Seattle, WA

>238. Robin Reiners, Kirkland, WA

>239. Joe Daniels, Seattle WA

>240. Dan Minnick, Seattle WA

>241. George, Seattle, WA

>242. Franklin Soto, CA

>243. Vic Edgerton, Tucson, AZ

>244. Eric Shepp, Tucson, AZ

>245. Lochlann Kehoe, MD

>246. Stephen Giermek, Baltimore, MD

>247. Heather Dubnick, Beverly, MA

>248. Kate O'Rourke, Baltimore, MD

>249. Erin Marek, Annapolis, MD

>250. Lavina Velasco, Baltimore, MD

>251. Jason Eskridge, Santa Clara, CA

>252. Dan Gazdic, Chicago, IL

>253.  Jason Micklevitz, Wheeling, IL

>254. Lee Hedlund, Des Plaines, IL

>255. Christopher Clemente, Chicago, IL

>256. John Kornegay, Chicago, IL

>257. Jeff Gold, Danville, VT

>258. Mary Blanchard, Danville, VT

>259. Arpad Elo, Danville, VT

>260. Elizabeth Harris, Needham, MA

>261. Elizabeth Eidlitz, Hopkinton , MA

  262. Pat Sylvia, Lincoln,MA

>263. Mary Bell, Newton, MA

264. Alison Dinsmore, Charlestown, MA

265.  Jacquelyn Feldstein,  New York, NY

266.  David Feldstein,  New York, N.Y.

267.  Lisa M. Feldstein, San Francisco, CA

268. Marc Delany, Prescott AZ

269. Catherine De Vuono, Brooklyn, NY

270,   Deborah Handler, Baltimore, MD

271.  Ivan Handler, Evanston, IL