On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 07:28:46PM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> * 99.. MMIISSCCEELLLLAANNEEOOUUSS..
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My own feeling is that this one is the real problem, and is dependent on how
we decide on the choice-of-venue issue, and there is no clear precedent here,
altough in the past many have expressed themselves against it.
- From: Andrew Suffield <firstname.lastname@example.org>