Breaking news...

James Randi --- Wizard (
Tue, 9 Apr 1996 04:22:13 -0400


I really never thought it would happen, but it's about to be
announced. Federal agencies tried for years to get Al Capone on his
up-front crimes, and only succeeded when the IRS jailed him for income
tax evasion. That's like getting Adolf Hitler on bad taste in
uniforms. Well, one of the "faith healers" I featured in my book,
"The Faith Healers" is also probably going away for a long
Capone-style vacation courtesy of the IRS. I can't tell you who it is
-- just yet -- but the story is about to break.

And, my e-mail address and WWW address are both about to change. I'll
let you know when the change occurs, but I'll be reachable at:


At last I think I got it right!

Lots of offers of help are coming in for the Foundation. Our
excellent friend Maggie Ragaisis will be in charge of maintaining the
Foundation Home Page, and it will be in operation on a limited basis,
this week.

Books, clippings, journals, photos, videos -- any sort of archival
material relating to the paranormal, the occult, the paranormal, the
supernatural, or pseudoscience, is needed, along with regular science
and reference books. At this moment, I have almost 700 books ready to
be be cross-indexed, 400 hours of video material, boxes of clippings
and photos. This is all awaiting the move to a home office, which we
are anticipating with mixed emotions.

The name-the-pig contest has received enthusiastic response.
Decisions, decisions! We've decided that the prize will be a copy of
my "Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds and Hoaxes" -- which is well into
its second printing and doing well.

There's a rumor that the Geller movie "Mindbender" will actually be
released! I can't wait -- not for the film itself, but for the

James Randi


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