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Correction and Apology From Jerry Black

From: Glenn Joyner <infohead@airmail.net>
Date: Sun, 05 Jul 1998 18:30:10 -0500
Fwd Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 09:28:34 -0400
Subject: Correction and Apology From Jerry Black

Greetings EBK and List Recipients:

I recently transcribed an open letter from Jerry Black
regarding Whitley Strieber, and likewise posted it to his
website, which I have been retained to manage.

In his dictation, Jerry inadvertently called Vicki
Lyons by the name of Vicki Cooper.  He did not realize
this until it was pointed out to him by another friend,
and with a phone call in which he and I spoke this

Since he has no e-mail capabilities, he immediately
requested that I hastily post this message, to clarify
the matter. Needless to say, he was aghast at the error.

He wants to apologize to Vicki Cooper, and to the
folks who might have read the piece, getting the wrong
impression about her, from his inadvertent error. I will
be sending Ms. Cooper a copy of this apology as well.

I too want to extend my own apology.  Being QUITE
familiar with ufology, I should have realized the
mistake in the dictation and questioned him about it
before posting the piece to the website.  To be
absolutely honest, I don't personally know of Ms.
Lyons, and was depending on the accuracy of the
dictation.  I know and respect both Don Ecker and
Vicki Cooper, through years as a subscriber to
the magazine, years of listening to their radio
show, and through their applaudable efforts in this
field.  With the seeming abundance of "Coopers" that
are connected to ufology, I thought that perhaps it
was an unusual coincidence, that the names were the
same.  I DO know that Vicki Cooper (Ecker) has no
ties to the Gulf Breeze Symposium, and, in retrospect,
find my own failing in this matter very distressing.

In fact, Jerry wants to publicly thank Vicki, Don,
and UFO Magazine for allowing him the opportunity
to voice his concerns about Gulf Breeze some years
back.  He has no disregard, ill feelings, or problem
with Ms. Cooper, and has expressed his own respect
for her in our phone conversation.

I will make the necessary corrections at the wesite
immediately, with an explanation.

Once again, sincere, earnest, and humble apologies to all
concerned and affected, from both Jerry and myself.
This WILL NOT happen again in the future.


Glenn Joyner