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Sunday, July 31, 2005

More Comments From Charlotte Smith

From : Charlotte Smith
Sent : Sunday, July 31, 2005 10:38 AM
Subject : Re: Dick Simkanin appeal.

I would like to offer a short comment on the posting dated Saturday, July 30, 2005 relating to the oral arguments of Dick Simkanin's Appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, on July 6, 2005, just to set the record straight. See link at http://dicksimkanin.blogspot.com/

I was not physically present at the hearing, and I did not post the statements that appear on the Dick Simkanin Blog Spot. I posted those statements to the "Show Me The Law" Discussion Group. The source of those statements, which I reported to the "Show Me The Law" Discussion Group, which ultimately appeared on the Dick Simkanin Blog Spot, were taken VERBATIM from a hand written, personal letter that I received from Dick Simkanin, himself, dated July 19, 2005. I did not challenge the source, nor the authenticity, of Dick's statements, as I took them at face value to be factual and accurate. Assuming that Dick conversed with his attorneys after the oral arguments were complete, perhaps the attorneys conveyed their "Feelings" to Dick much more enthusiastically than they shared with any other team members or observers.

If there are any questions relating to the statements posted, feel free to write to Dick Simkanin at:

Richard Michael Simkanin
REG# 30383-177 Unit F
Federal Correctional Institution
P. O. Box 7000
Texarkana, Texas 75505-7000

No doubt Dick will appreciate a letter from anyone who can help him set the record straight.

If you have any information regarding posting corrections to the Simkanin Blog Spot in order to clear up any inaccuracies relating to me, please advise. Countless numbers of individuals visit the Blog Spot in order to keep abreast of Dick's progress and I do not appreciate having my credibility challenged when I have reported ONLY what was reported to me straight from the "HORSE'S MOUTH". Also, keep in mind, that I have no idea who took the liberty to post a statement to the Blog Spot that I made to the "SMTL" Group.

Charlotte Smith