Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 9:14
Subject: Apologies to the List
Dear list, I certainly did not expect to create
this fire storm by offering my disc in this way. I simply intended to
give back to the community in an amount that I could afford. I wanted to
do something nice. As far as having folks reply to the list, my thought
was that it would offer transparency, so that all would know who won and that
it would show that it was fair. My apologies.
As far as Jesse Ray Lucas's remarks go, that was
the farthest thing from my mind. I didn't realize that you could search
in that way.
Under any circumstances, the offer is closed and
will not be made again.