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    • Folks, have you ever had a hard drive on your computer crash? It is disaster with a capitol D! Now, smart people have a backup. Really smart people have 2 backups. Really, really, really unlucky people have all of those corrupted too! And that is what happened to your poor editor. Data has been reproduced as well as possible since some things fortunately had a 3rd backup, but it's spotty friends, it's spotty. If information or your name doesn't get properly credited let us know ! We'll attend to it immediately.

    • We wish we could blame the telephone number error for Dr. Petty's latest book as being computer caused but evidence points to human error. Adventures of an Oxy-Phile can be obtained from the AARC (American Association of Respiratory Care), 9425 N. Mac Arthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75063. The correct phone number is 972-243-2272. Note that the first number is a 9, not 8! We got lots of calls from nice, understanding people. "Adventures" seems to be going like hot cakes with lots of positive feedback about it coming in via email or phone! Try the new number again today and get your own copy.

    • Charlotte and Wm. Zilm, Emily & Hans Hansen, Mary Ellen & Joseph Weger, Hilda Swanson, Philip Whitting and Joy Bresen were among those who joined Dr Petty as "Independence Donors". Hal Lichterman joined the Independence Donors but, in honor of Dr. Petty, went above and far beyond the original request for a dollar for each day since our independence. Thank you! Ronald Marenda made donations to honor Bob & Carolyn Hoffman's 50th wedding anniversary.

    • The PEP Pioneers made donations in memory of dear departed PEP Pioneers Edna Mae Carol, Melvin Melvoid, Shirley Norte, Harold Winslow, Alicia Carper, Marilynn Eden, Evelyn Gould, Jerry Matsumoto, Fred Burdette, Andy Watson, Bob Spangler, Myrel Dye, Marvin Denny and Alvin Umphfres. We join in offering our sympathies to the families and friends of these PEP Pioneers.

    • COPD/Alpha-1 Education Day will be held in Sponsorship of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA on Saturday, October 2nd. The preliminary program can be accessed here (PDF).


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