Re: The tax man cometh!

Elaine Foley (
Mon, 14 Apr 1997 20:23:47 -0400


Thanks for reminding everyone about Norman Webb's questionnaire - it
really is important for us overall and I do hope that everyone looks for
it in the mail. Contact me if for some reason, you didn't get one.

See you in June! Those of you flying in - go ahead and contact Cheryl
at University Travel (collect) 908-445-4000. Most probably you'll be
staying in the Doubletree Hotel - will confirm this shortly. If you
have recommendations on who you'd like for a roomie (I know that this is
a loaded question but don't all ask for me!) let me know.


Bill Garrett wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I was "mildly" surprised when I logged on today and found "no new
> messages on server" as the reply. I can only surmise that everyone was
> spending the weekend doing their income taxes. Are all of you trying to
> determine how to shelter your DREI96 stipend?:) We should probably have
> discussed this issue collaboratively and found the best legal way to
> report it among all of us. Some of you seasoned "stipend recipients"
> may have the inside track on how to handle this. Oh well, too late for
> that now (unless some of you are like some of my colleagues who
> routinely file for extensions so as to put off the inevitable even
> longer!)
> While sorting through my mail last week (I was away from school a few
> days and it piled up in an area I didn't know to look - I wouldn't want
> you to see my work area at school at times) I found an envelope from
> DIMACS. I assumed it was an announcement of the cryptography institute
> this summer and almost didn't look closely at it since I already had
> that information to pass on to my staff from our weekend meetings. Upon
> inspection I discovered it is the questionnaire from Norman Webb
> regarding DREI96.
> I'm assuming everyone got one. I'm also assuming it is the next thing
> on everyone's list after the tax work is done. We owe it to those who
> worked so hard to put the program together and keep it running a
> complete reporting of our experiences. The deadline for this is April
> 18 if I remember correctly. I did most of mine at school but wanted to
> do the free response questions on a separate paper via wordprocessing (I
> don't like to "write" anymore). As forms go this one isn't bad, but I
> still think there's a career for me somewhere in "forms design". Doing
> my many tax forms this weekend only reinforced that notion. Now I need
> only to be "discovered".
> Well, enough of my ramblings! Back to the taxes, folks and then on to
> Norman's questionnarie, and then back to the Web lessons!! June 29 will
> be here in just 75 days and if that seems like a long time consider that
> it's been 23 days already since we last met as a group!
> Hang 10 on the Web!
> Bill