RESULT: fails 65:9

Neil Crellin neilc at
Mon Dec 14 11:51:32 EST 1998

         unmoderated group fails 65:9

There were 65 YES votes and 9 NO votes, for a total of 74 valid
votes.  There were 2 abstentions and 4 invalid ballots.

For a group to pass, YES votes must be at least 2/3 of all valid
(YES and NO) votes.  There must also be at least 100 more YES votes
than NO votes.

A five day discussion period follows this announcement.  Unless
serious allegations of voting irregularities are raised, the group
may not be voted on again for six months.

Newsgroups line:	Information about any human blood diseases.

The voting period closed at 23:59:59 UTC, 11 Dec 1998.

This vote was conducted by a neutral third party.  Questions
about the proposed group should be directed to the proponent.

Proponent: Robert Tollen <mensabrain at>
Mentor: Richard Miller <rick at>
Votetaker: Neil Crellin <neilc at>


There are many different diseases that affect blood. In the United States
alone approximately 72,000 people have sickle cell anemia with about
2,000,000 carrying the trait. There are 20,000 hemophilia patients in the
U.S. Each year, nearly 27,000 adults and more than 2,000 children in the
United States learn that they have leukemia (statistics are from NIH and
Cancernet web sites). There is now a listserv named MPD-SUPPORT-L which has
600+ recipients and has a daily traffic of 10 to 20 postings. MPD stands
for Myelo Proliferative Disorders, which are diseases of the blood. The
myeloproliferative disorders include polycythemia vera (PV), chronic
myelogenous leukemia, agnogenic myeloid metaplasia, and essential
thrombocythemia (ET). This newsgroup will include these plus all other
diseases of the blood including sickle cell anemia and hemophilia.
AltaVista and HotBot have been searched with the keywords of "blood" and
"hematology" and no alternate newsgroups have been found.


Many people have some form of blood disease, either detected or not. The
purpose of this newsgroup is to establish electronic media for
communication between patients, scientists and any other individuals with
interest in diseases of the blood. Such communications will provide quick
and effective means to exchange information and knowledge, offer
encouragement, and solve problems.

The newsgroup will target participants who are
afflicted with any blood disorder. Doctors, researchers, students or anyone
with interest in diseases of the blood will also be welcome.

A FAQ for new users will be posted on a regular basis.

No binary posts will be allowed.

No advertisements will be allowed.

END CHARTER. Final Voter list

Voted YES
aebagna [at]                                  Anibal Bagnarelli
binnie [at]                                          Patten Headlam
rridges [at]                                    Rebecca Ridges
dany.steyaert [at]                                       Dany Steyaert
crleech [at]                                      C. Leech
eg414 [at]                                    Tina M. Wood
3srf [at]                                      Steve Frampton
jmcgarry [at]                                        James McGarry
Bobbirobin [at]                                        Bobbi Rubenzahl
Kathy944 [at]                                          Kathleen Ferris
kimdv [at]                                               Kim DeVaughn
tigger [at]                                 Dawni Summitt ~ tiggly
jburrell [at]                                       Jason Burrell
booda [at]                                        Martin H. Booda
david [at]                                             David Farrar
celticwiccan [at]                                      Peter Byron
trofast [at]                                         Ruth Freeburg
ray32 [at]                                           Raymond Pastore
kamlet [at]                                             Art Kamlet
ndallen [at]                                          Nigel Allen
Shel [at]                                         Sheldon L. Epstein
GiesePa [at]                                            Pat Giese
mark [at]                                        Mark I. Levy, M.D.
wilcox [at]                                        Maynard Wilcox
rasanen [at]                                             rasanen
sleeper54 [at]                                        t w hess
uthman [at]                                              Ed Uthman
abaker1 [at]                        &nbsp; <B>Natalie Thomas</B>
gselt [at]                                          Gregg Selton
salazar [at]                                    Susan E. Salazar
chriseb [at]                                 Chris Ebenezer
jepace [at]                                               James Pace
mph [at]                                                Matthew Hunt
pan [at]                                                          Pan
arielle [at] Taronga.COM                                    Stephanie da Silva
doug.obrien [at]                                             D.O'B
wmhblair [at]                                       William H. Blair
dale [at]                                               Dale M. Tersey
xanthian [at]                                         Kent Paul Dolan
vote [at]                                         tobias erle
bouvin [at]                                      Niels Olof Bouvin
pmosbach [at]                                             Peter Mosbach
rick [at]                                           Richard Miller
enge0213 [at]                                       Aaron Engelhart
rufinus [at]                                        J Rufinus
tajima [at]                                    Yasuo Tajima
ccsr [at]                                             Anne Harding
roses [at]                                  DOLORES SCALDINI KLIMM
jwclark [at]                                           John Clark
ellis [at]                                                 Rick Ellis
lanzyg [at]                                           Garrett R. Lanzy
kiminy [at]                                    Pete Womack
jcrouch [at] Mcs.Net                                               Jude Crouch
tc [at] Mcs.Net                                                    Thomas Cuny
jonboy [at]                                          Trevor Tymchuk
wakelyn [at]                                            N. T. Wakelyn
pmeyer [at]                                           Pamela Meyer
beckman [at]                                           Barbara Beckman
arjanh [at]                                            Arjan Hulsebos
finn [at]                                                 Robert Finn
helen_b_sg [at]                                     Elena Boldyreva
ajtr2 [at]                                                  Alex Ray
merlin [at]                                            Darren Rees
marks [at]                                          Mark Snape
risalaz [at]                                  Rick Salazar

Voted NO
JCSMJS [at]                                                Jerry Smith
stainles [at]                                             Dwight Brown
cipher [at]                                              Cipher
olav [at]                                        Olav Nieuwejaar
sproing [at]                                        Herb Petro
daver [at]                                             D Reynolds
naddy [at]                           Christian Weisgerber
albe [at] lvs.informatik.RWTH-Aachen.DE                         Alexander Bell
simon [at]                                         Simon Lyall

guymacon [at]                   guymacon at (Guy Macon)
chris [at]                                Christopher Robin Zimmerman

Invalid votes
    ! No vote statement in message
meascarrunz                                        Maria Eugenia Ascarrunz<BR>
    ! Invalid address
gail [at]                                      Juana Gail Springer
    ! No vote statement in message
rseibert [at]                                            rseibert
    ! No vote statement in message

Neil Crellin, UVV <neilc at>

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