February 9, 2001

Good Morning:

"Tulane Goes To Washington" is the theme of this week. About once every quarter several of us go to D.C. to meet with our Louisiana legislators. This is a good opportunity for us to discuss areas of mutual interest. Our legislators have been very helpful to us over the years and these visits reinforce important relationships. Each February, we also host a Tulane/Xavier reception for the legislators and their staff. This event is always a lot of fun and a very productive time, as well. Norman Francis and I hosted this year's reception which took place Wednesday evening.

Thanks for all the nice notes about the Times-Picayune article in last Sunday's newspaper. The reporter gave me much more credit than I deserve. (Actually you deserve all the credit, not me.) On balance, she was pretty faithful to our interviews.

I also appreciate all the many e-mails regarding Tulane Talk. I wish I could respond to each of you personally, but, rest assured, your comments are read by and mean a lot to me.

Have a good weekend.


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