On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 12:58:02 -0800, David J. Peterson wrote:

> Hi all,
> I just wanted to write to the list to announce that two days ago,
> Doug Ball filed for his Ph.D. in linguistics at Stanford. [...]
>       So,  
> congratulations,
> Doug, and good luck in the untamed wilderness of Academia!

Same from me!  Congratulations!

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