From the Editor

Bob Ladendorf

We hope that you, our members and readers, continue to enjoy the wide range of subjects covered in our monthly newsletter. That range can be seen in this special 2nd anniversary issue, from the obscure (water babies) to the familiar (fortune tellers). And, as always, Chairman David Bloomberg monitors the media, praising its courage and damning its fondness for uncritical stories about paranormal and pseudoscientific issues.

Don't miss in this issue David's annual "awards" for the best and worst in the media and other groups and individuals.

This month, we feature articles by two of our most frequent contributors -- Martin Kottmeyer and Det. Bruce Walstad. I hope you enjoy these thought-provoking pieces on our myth-making culture and fortune-telling scams.

As a final note, I urge you to come to our Feb. 20 meeting. You may see some sparks fly between one of our very own skeptics and a noted psychic in a special video presentation.

As a reminder, if you have any further comments or suggestions, please send them to me at REALL's address listed elsewhere on this page, or send us e-mail at the following addresses:

REALL E-mail Contacts:
Bob Ladendorf: (Note: 1st 8 are letters)
David Bloomberg:

/s/ Bob Ladendorf

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