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  • Joanna Jane Hooper
    Hey John, Please feel free to email Marty to ask him those questions. I d be curious to hear the answer myself. Joanna On Tue, 2 Aug 2005 06:56:29 -0700 (PDT)
    Message 1 of 9 , Aug 4 8:19 PM
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      Hey John,

      Please feel free to email Marty to ask him those
      questions.
      I'd be curious to hear the answer myself.

      Joanna


      On Tue, 2 Aug 2005 06:56:29 -0700 (PDT)
      John Patten <jppatten98@...> wrote:
      > Kudos to these individuals who are apparently having
      > some positive impact. A small caution though. Yes,
      > wells are indicated if there is real committment to
      > maintennance, parts, and if there is any contracting,
      > reputable installers that dig more than just to the
      > water table and cap it correctly using the right parts
      > and pipes. All over developing countries there are
      > thousands of empty monuments to clean water.
      >
      > We drove around with Dutch SF on the Pakistani border
      > south of Spin Boldak to talk to the elders and
      > evaluate water projects there. There was larger
      > funding by Europe, the Japanese, and other NGO
      > consortiums. 95 out of every 100 wells did not work
      > for the reasons above, and many were put in only three
      > months ago.
      >
      > I won't let my Field Officers do any well projects
      > without addressing the above, plus there are
      > environmental concerns over appropriate placement,
      > proximity to other wells (some were just over the
      > other side of the wall to the neighbors, both dry),
      > land rights issues that create conflict and patronage,
      > and on and on.
      >
      > They are indicated yes, but I am interested in the
      > line "for the rest of their lives." Here in
      > Afghanistan that amounted to several weeks. I am very
      > interested to see data on their past wells as to
      > percent that are functional, time elapsed, problems
      > encountered, etc.
      >
      > I'm getting boring in my old age. Good on them!
      >
      > JP
      >
      > --- Joanna Jane Hooper <johooper@...> wrote:
      >
      > > Hi Everyone,
      > >
      > > I received this message from my brother's wife's
      > > parents
      > > (Marty and Helen Wilson), who go down to Malawi
      > > every year
      > > to build wells. This year they are hoping to expand
      > > their
      > > project. I thought you all might be interested in
      > > this
      > > philanthropic opportunity.
      > >
      > > Please feel free to contact Marty & Helen Wilson,
      > > their
      > > contact information is at the bottum of the email,
      > > also
      > > please forward this message on to anyone that you
      > > think
      > > might be interested.
      > >
      > > Joanna Hooper
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Dear Friends,
      > >
      > > Many of you know that Helen and I have been involved
      > > with
      > > a small group called Marion Medical Mission (MMM)
      > > which
      > > has, for twenty years, been making a huge difference
      > > in
      > > the lives of people in the African nation of Malawi,
      > > one
      > > of the poorest countries in the world. Life
      > > expectancy in
      > > Malawi is only 36 years. There are many reasons for
      > > this
      > > dismal statistic, but a major one is a high
      > > incidence of
      > > water borne or sanitation-related disease. Water
      > > borne
      > > disease is the cause of over 80% of the deaths of
      > > children
      > > under five. Typical water sources in the villages
      > > are
      > > open pits used by both livestock and people and
      > > polluted
      > > with almost everything imaginable. Supplying clean,
      > > safe
      > > water is where MMM has made an astounding impact
      > > through
      > > the installation of shallow wells free from surface
      > > contamination. These wells, over 3,600 built to
      > > date, are
      > > providing safe water for nearly a million people in
      > > Malawi
      > > and saving countless lives and untold misery. But
      > > there
      > > are still millions without safe water, and the
      > > situation
      > > is similar in neighboring Tanzania and Zambia. MMM
      > > is
      > > just beginning to expand the shallow well program
      > > into
      > > these countries where they border on Malawi.
      > >
      > > The incredible thing about the shallow well program
      > > is
      > > what a huge difference a small amount of money can
      > > make.
      > > The wells are a joint effort with the villagers.
      > > The
      > > villagers dig the well, make bricks to line it, and
      > > provide filtering and concrete work to keep out
      > > surface
      > > contamination. MMM provides field coordination and
      > > transport, technical help and training, the pump and
      > >
      > > fittings, cement for concrete and mortar, and some
      > > cheerleading. All this costs $300 per well. If you
      > > do
      > > the math, this amounts to about a dollar per person
      > > for
      > > clean water for life!!!!
      > >
      > > By now I am sure you know where we are going with
      > > this!
      > > In late September, Helen and I are leaving for
      > > Malawi,
      > > along with nine other volunteers, to help install
      > > wells.
      > > The goal for the eleven of us is to get 400 wells
      > > in. In
      > > three weeks, another team will replace us, and
      > > expects to
      > > get another 400 wells installed, a total of 800 for
      > > the
      > > 2005 season. MMM currently has money in place for
      > > 474
      > > wells. We need funding for another 326 wells at
      > > $300
      > > each. Each $300 donation goes 100% to the cost of
      > > the
      > > well, not a penny for MMM overhead or volunteer's
      > > expenses. The $300 buys cement, pipe, pumps, foot
      > > valves,
      > > etc. By the way, everything that can be purchased
      > > in
      > > Malawi is bought there to support the local economy.
      > >
      > > In addition to volunteering, Helen and I have
      > > contributed
      > > for a well. We cannot imagine where $300 could
      > > have a
      > > bigger impact on human lives. If you feel the same
      > > way,
      > > you might like to fund a well yourself. The easiest
      > > way
      > > is to go to the Marion Medical Mission website
      > > (http://marionmedical.org) for directions for
      > > funding a
      > > well. The website contains additional information
      > > about
      > > the wells and other MMM projects in Malawi. Be sure
      > > to
      > > check out the "before" and "after" pictures of
      > > typical
      > > village water supplies. If you're interested in
      > > knowing
      > > more about the wells themselves click the "Field
      > > Manual"
      > > button.
      > >
      > > If you do choose to contribute, after the well
      > > installation season is over you will receive a photo
      > > of
      > > the particular well you funded along with many of
      > > the
      > > villagers who will use it. There will be other
      > > information about the number of families served, the
      > >
      > > village name and location, well depth, etc. And, of
      > >
      > > course, you will see clean water flowing from "your"
      > > well.
      > >
      > > Questions??? Give us a call at 970-669-3766, or
      > > email us:
      > > mshbwilson@...
      > >
      > > Have a wonderful summer,
      > >
      > > Marty and Helen Wilson
      > >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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    • Paul DEVER
      Every head of state should be held responsible if during his/her tenure the following are not provided: 1. Potable running water to all citizens. 2. Quality
      Message 2 of 9 , Aug 4 9:03 PM
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        Every head of state should be held responsible if during his/her tenure the
        following are not provided:

        1. Potable running water to all citizens.
        2. Quality education to all citizens.

        If this is done, kids wil spend less time at home sick missing school, and
        absenteeism for working parents will be less. THis translates into more
        money earned to be spent on consumer goods.

        hmmm. More money spent on goods...is this not the goal of any big business?
        Get a healthy population working to earn money to buy its products???
        Unless you are a pharmaceutical company in which case it pays to keep you
        sick...or n long term maintenance medicine.

        I pay $120 per two weeks into Blue Cross Blue Shield to cover me, Gigi and
        Kirsten Paula (can't find coverage for Whistle anywhere.....). In addition
        to that I have a co-pay when I use doctors in the US.

        However, I take a medicine which costs me $35 per three month supply of a
        once weekly medicine. The other contributor to my insurance (you the
        taxpayer) pays $135 to match my $35. so there is almost $14 per dose of
        medicine. I do not think that it costs the company that much to produce,
        and even if they rationalized that they need money for more research to make
        bigger and better (and they forget to mention more expensive) medicine, that
        is what a patent is for...

        Each Viagra pill costs $10 (no John.....). The Veterans Affairs pays for
        this for servicemen who have "service-related disabilities". Imagine if you
        could make some claim that you needed this due to swimming in Lake Malawi,
        or drinking too much Chibuku or something...In theory PC would have to pay
        for that...

        But I digress...sort of. If a citizenry held its elected (or not) leaders
        to this standard they the society would develop. It might cost...The Rev.
        MLK Junior was able to foment social change by doing this. SOmeone once
        asked me the best way to change a government that was not elected. I told
        him "GO march on the presidential office", "But they will shoot us", "Yes
        they will, but the next day get more people", "But some of us will
        die"..."Yes, but then CNN will be watching...

        Paul


        PS: This is how Moussa Traore fell in 1991...no, I was not in Mali when I
        gave that advice.....


        ----Original Message Follows----
        From: "Vyrle Owens" <vyrle@...>
        Reply-To: ujeni@yahoogroups.com
        To: <ujeni@yahoogroups.com>
        Subject: [ujeni] Money and water
        Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 20:17:44 -0700

        3 August 2005

        Dear all,


        It only takes money to make water run uphill (mostly in California,
        According to a book entitled "Cadillac Desert') and become portable.


        I noticed this interesting piece in Sojourners and the New York Times:

        Thought someone might be interested:

        Thanks to Joanna for bringing up the subject and the opportunity to help
        and to John for a legitimate critique. The article referenced below by
        Tom Standage in the New York Times gives us another idea of how to raise
        the funds.

        Y'all have fun,

        Vyrle Owens


        Got water?
        $46 billion - Amount spent per year globally on bottled water
        $1.7 billion - Amount needed per year beyond current spending to provide
        clean drinking water to everyone on earth
        More than one billion - Number of people worldwide who lack reliable
        access to safe drinking water
        80 - Percentage of world illnesses due to water-borne diseases
        Source: The New York Times



        http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/01/opinion/01standage.html

        August 1, 2005
        Bad to the Last Drop
        By TOM STANDAGE
        London
        IT'S summertime, and odds are that at some point during your day you'll
        reach for a nice cold bottle of water. But before you do, you might want
        to consider the results of an experiment I conducted with some friends
        one summer evening last year. On the table were 10 bottles of water,
        several rows of glasses and some paper for recording our impressions. We
        were to evaluate samples from each bottle for appearance, odor, flavor,
        mouth, feel and aftertaste - and our aim was to identify the interloper
        among the famous names. One of our bottles had been filled from the tap.
        Would we spot it?
        We worked our way through the samples, writing scores for each one. None
        of us could detect any odor, even when swilling water around in large
        wine glasses, but other differences between the waters were instantly
        apparent. Between sips, we cleansed our palates with wine. (It seemed
        only fair, since water serves the same function at a wine tasting.)

        (See the reference above for the rest of the article. It is about 3
        pages.)



        -----Original Message-----
        From: ujeni@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ujeni@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
        John Patten
        Sent: Tuesday, 02 August, 2005 06:56
        To: ujeni@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: Re: [ujeni] Malawi wells, cheap, cheap!!

        Kudos to these individuals who are apparently having
        some positive impact. A small caution though. Yes,
        wells are indicated if there is real committment to
        maintennance, parts, and if there is any contracting,
        reputable installers that dig more than just to the
        water table and cap it correctly using the right parts
        and pipes. All over developing countries there are
        thousands of empty monuments to clean water.


        I'm getting boring in my old age. Good on them!

        JP

        --- Joanna Jane Hooper <johooper@...> wrote:

        > Hi Everyone,
        >
        > I received this message from my brother's wife's
        > parents
        > (Marty and Helen Wilson), who go down to Malawi
        > every year
        > to build wells. This year they are hoping to expand
        > their
        > project. I thought you all might be interested in
        > this
        > philanthropic opportunity.
        >
        > Please feel free to contact Marty & Helen Wilson,
        > their
        > contact information is at the bottum of the email,
        > also
        > please forward this message on to anyone that you
        > think
        > might be interested.
        >
        > Joanna Hooper
        >



        ---
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      • John Patten
        Dude, and this is not a critique on your discourse, but I have to hand it to you for including in the same couple of paragraphs Blue Cross, Moussa Traore, your
        Message 3 of 9 , Aug 5 5:42 AM
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          Dude, and this is not a critique on your discourse,
          but I have to hand it to you for including in the same
          couple of paragraphs Blue Cross, Moussa Traore, your
          dog, Chibuku, Martin Luther King, Viagra, and
          selective annihilation by the police state shown live
          on CNN. You forgot to add folk music from the 1930s
          and the Crusades. Columbia is part of the drug trade,
          yes?

          But I digress, dude I'm decades away from Viagra. I'd
          rather spend the ten bucks on a couple of pints of
          Guinness. And I wish I had your health plan. I gotta
          pay 500 a month.

          If if if if if. I can't even get my agency to have the
          political will to committ to signing my request for a
          printer.

          JP

          --- Paul DEVER <pcpaul@...> wrote:

          > Every head of state should be held responsible if
          > during his/her tenure the
          > following are not provided:
          >
          > 1. Potable running water to all citizens.
          > 2. Quality education to all citizens.
          >
          > If this is done, kids wil spend less time at home
          > sick missing school, and
          > absenteeism for working parents will be less. THis
          > translates into more
          > money earned to be spent on consumer goods.
          >
          > hmmm. More money spent on goods...is this not the
          > goal of any big business?
          > Get a healthy population working to earn money to
          > buy its products???
          > Unless you are a pharmaceutical company in which
          > case it pays to keep you
          > sick...or n long term maintenance medicine.
          >
          > I pay $120 per two weeks into Blue Cross Blue Shield
          > to cover me, Gigi and
          > Kirsten Paula (can't find coverage for Whistle
          > anywhere.....). In addition
          > to that I have a co-pay when I use doctors in the
          > US.
          >
          > However, I take a medicine which costs me $35 per
          > three month supply of a
          > once weekly medicine. The other contributor to my
          > insurance (you the
          > taxpayer) pays $135 to match my $35. so there is
          > almost $14 per dose of
          > medicine. I do not think that it costs the company
          > that much to produce,
          > and even if they rationalized that they need money
          > for more research to make
          > bigger and better (and they forget to mention more
          > expensive) medicine, that
          > is what a patent is for...
          >
          > Each Viagra pill costs $10 (no John.....). The
          > Veterans Affairs pays for
          > this for servicemen who have "service-related
          > disabilities". Imagine if you
          > could make some claim that you needed this due to
          > swimming in Lake Malawi,
          > or drinking too much Chibuku or something...In
          > theory PC would have to pay
          > for that...
          >
          > But I digress...sort of. If a citizenry held its
          > elected (or not) leaders
          > to this standard they the society would develop. It
          > might cost...The Rev.
          > MLK Junior was able to foment social change by doing
          > this. SOmeone once
          > asked me the best way to change a government that
          > was not elected. I told
          > him "GO march on the presidential office", "But
          > they will shoot us", "Yes
          > they will, but the next day get more people", "But
          > some of us will
          > die"..."Yes, but then CNN will be watching...
          >
          > Paul
          >
          >
          > PS: This is how Moussa Traore fell in 1991...no, I
          > was not in Mali when I
          > gave that advice.....
          >
          >
          > ----Original Message Follows----
          > From: "Vyrle Owens" <vyrle@...>
          > Reply-To: ujeni@yahoogroups.com
          > To: <ujeni@yahoogroups.com>
          > Subject: [ujeni] Money and water
          > Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 20:17:44 -0700
          >
          > 3 August 2005
          >
          > Dear all,
          >
          >
          > It only takes money to make water run uphill (mostly
          > in California,
          > According to a book entitled "Cadillac Desert') and
          > become portable.
          >
          >
          > I noticed this interesting piece in Sojourners and
          > the New York Times:
          >
          > Thought someone might be interested:
          >
          > Thanks to Joanna for bringing up the subject and the
          > opportunity to help
          > and to John for a legitimate critique. The article
          > referenced below by
          > Tom Standage in the New York Times gives us another
          > idea of how to raise
          > the funds.
          >
          > Y'all have fun,
          >
          > Vyrle Owens
          >
          >
          > Got water?
          > $46 billion - Amount spent per year globally on
          > bottled water
          > $1.7 billion - Amount needed per year beyond current
          > spending to provide
          > clean drinking water to everyone on earth
          > More than one billion - Number of people worldwide
          > who lack reliable
          > access to safe drinking water
          > 80 - Percentage of world illnesses due to
          > water-borne diseases
          > Source: The New York Times
          >
          >
          >
          >
          http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/01/opinion/01standage.html
          >
          > August 1, 2005
          > Bad to the Last Drop
          > By TOM STANDAGE
          > London
          > IT'S summertime, and odds are that at some point
          > during your day you'll
          > reach for a nice cold bottle of water. But before
          > you do, you might want
          > to consider the results of an experiment I conducted
          > with some friends
          > one summer evening last year. On the table were 10
          > bottles of water,
          > several rows of glasses and some paper for recording
          > our impressions. We
          > were to evaluate samples from each bottle for
          > appearance, odor, flavor,
          > mouth, feel and aftertaste - and our aim was to
          > identify the interloper
          > among the famous names. One of our bottles had been
          > filled from the tap.
          > Would we spot it?
          > We worked our way through the samples, writing
          > scores for each one. None
          > of us could detect any odor, even when swilling
          > water around in large
          > wine glasses, but other differences between the
          > waters were instantly
          > apparent. Between sips, we cleansed our palates with
          > wine. (It seemed
          > only fair, since water serves the same function at a
          > wine tasting.)
          >
          > (See the reference above for the rest of the
          > article. It is about 3
          > pages.)
          >
          >
          >
          > -----Original Message-----
          > From: ujeni@yahoogroups.com
          > [mailto:ujeni@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
          > John Patten
          > Sent: Tuesday, 02 August, 2005 06:56
          > To: ujeni@yahoogroups.com
          > Subject: Re: [ujeni] Malawi wells, cheap, cheap!!
          >
          > Kudos to these individuals who are apparently having
          > some positive impact. A small caution though. Yes,
          > wells are indicated if there is real committment to
          > maintennance, parts, and if there is any
          > contracting,
          > reputable installers that dig more than just to the
          > water table and cap it correctly using the right
          > parts
          > and pipes. All over developing countries there are
          > thousands of empty monuments to clean water.
          >
          >
          > I'm getting boring in my old age. Good on them!
          >
          > JP
          >
          > --- Joanna Jane Hooper <johooper@...> wrote:
          >
          > > Hi Everyone,
          > >
          > > I received this message from my brother's wife's
          > > parents
          > > (Marty and Helen Wilson), who go down to Malawi
          > > every year
          > > to build wells. This year they are hoping to
          > expand
          > > their
          > > project. I thought you all might be interested
          > in
          >
          === message truncated ===




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        • Paul DEVER
          Priorities, my son...priorities..... ... From: John Patten Reply-To: ujeni@yahoogroups.com To: ujeni@yahoogroups.com Subject: RE:
          Message 4 of 9 , Aug 5 11:49 PM
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            Priorities, my son...priorities.....

            ----Original Message Follows----
            From: John Patten <jppatten98@...>
            Reply-To: ujeni@yahoogroups.com
            To: ujeni@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: RE: [ujeni] Money and water
            Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 05:42:20 -0700 (PDT)

            Dude, and this is not a critique on your discourse,
            but I have to hand it to you for including in the same
            couple of paragraphs Blue Cross, Moussa Traore, your
            dog, Chibuku, Martin Luther King, Viagra, and
            selective annihilation by the police state shown live
            on CNN. You forgot to add folk music from the 1930s
            and the Crusades. Columbia is part of the drug trade,
            yes?

            But I digress, dude I'm decades away from Viagra. I'd
            rather spend the ten bucks on a couple of pints of
            Guinness. And I wish I had your health plan. I gotta
            pay 500 a month.

            If if if if if. I can't even get my agency to have the
            political will to committ to signing my request for a
            printer.

            JP

            --- Paul DEVER <pcpaul@...> wrote:

            > Every head of state should be held responsible if
            > during his/her tenure the
            > following are not provided:
            >
            > 1. Potable running water to all citizens.
            > 2. Quality education to all citizens.
            >
            > If this is done, kids wil spend less time at home
            > sick missing school, and
            > absenteeism for working parents will be less. THis
            > translates into more
            > money earned to be spent on consumer goods.
            >
            > hmmm. More money spent on goods...is this not the
            > goal of any big business?
            > Get a healthy population working to earn money to
            > buy its products???
            > Unless you are a pharmaceutical company in which
            > case it pays to keep you
            > sick...or n long term maintenance medicine.
            >
            > I pay $120 per two weeks into Blue Cross Blue Shield
            > to cover me, Gigi and
            > Kirsten Paula (can't find coverage for Whistle
            > anywhere.....). In addition
            > to that I have a co-pay when I use doctors in the
            > US.
            >
            > However, I take a medicine which costs me $35 per
            > three month supply of a
            > once weekly medicine. The other contributor to my
            > insurance (you the
            > taxpayer) pays $135 to match my $35. so there is
            > almost $14 per dose of
            > medicine. I do not think that it costs the company
            > that much to produce,
            > and even if they rationalized that they need money
            > for more research to make
            > bigger and better (and they forget to mention more
            > expensive) medicine, that
            > is what a patent is for...
            >
            > Each Viagra pill costs $10 (no John.....). The
            > Veterans Affairs pays for
            > this for servicemen who have "service-related
            > disabilities". Imagine if you
            > could make some claim that you needed this due to
            > swimming in Lake Malawi,
            > or drinking too much Chibuku or something...In
            > theory PC would have to pay
            > for that...
            >
            > But I digress...sort of. If a citizenry held its
            > elected (or not) leaders
            > to this standard they the society would develop. It
            > might cost...The Rev.
            > MLK Junior was able to foment social change by doing
            > this. SOmeone once
            > asked me the best way to change a government that
            > was not elected. I told
            > him "GO march on the presidential office", "But
            > they will shoot us", "Yes
            > they will, but the next day get more people", "But
            > some of us will
            > die"..."Yes, but then CNN will be watching...
            >
            > Paul
            >
            >
            > PS: This is how Moussa Traore fell in 1991...no, I
            > was not in Mali when I
            > gave that advice.....
            >
            >
            > ----Original Message Follows----
            > From: "Vyrle Owens" <vyrle@...>
            > Reply-To: ujeni@yahoogroups.com
            > To: <ujeni@yahoogroups.com>
            > Subject: [ujeni] Money and water
            > Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 20:17:44 -0700
            >
            > 3 August 2005
            >
            > Dear all,
            >
            >
            > It only takes money to make water run uphill (mostly
            > in California,
            > According to a book entitled "Cadillac Desert') and
            > become portable.
            >
            >
            > I noticed this interesting piece in Sojourners and
            > the New York Times:
            >
            > Thought someone might be interested:
            >
            > Thanks to Joanna for bringing up the subject and the
            > opportunity to help
            > and to John for a legitimate critique. The article
            > referenced below by
            > Tom Standage in the New York Times gives us another
            > idea of how to raise
            > the funds.
            >
            > Y'all have fun,
            >
            > Vyrle Owens
            >
            >
            > Got water?
            > $46 billion - Amount spent per year globally on
            > bottled water
            > $1.7 billion - Amount needed per year beyond current
            > spending to provide
            > clean drinking water to everyone on earth
            > More than one billion - Number of people worldwide
            > who lack reliable
            > access to safe drinking water
            > 80 - Percentage of world illnesses due to
            > water-borne diseases
            > Source: The New York Times
            >
            >
            >
            >
            http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/01/opinion/01standage.html
            >
            > August 1, 2005
            > Bad to the Last Drop
            > By TOM STANDAGE
            > London
            > IT'S summertime, and odds are that at some point
            > during your day you'll
            > reach for a nice cold bottle of water. But before
            > you do, you might want
            > to consider the results of an experiment I conducted
            > with some friends
            > one summer evening last year. On the table were 10
            > bottles of water,
            > several rows of glasses and some paper for recording
            > our impressions. We
            > were to evaluate samples from each bottle for
            > appearance, odor, flavor,
            > mouth, feel and aftertaste - and our aim was to
            > identify the interloper
            > among the famous names. One of our bottles had been
            > filled from the tap.
            > Would we spot it?
            > We worked our way through the samples, writing
            > scores for each one. None
            > of us could detect any odor, even when swilling
            > water around in large
            > wine glasses, but other differences between the
            > waters were instantly
            > apparent. Between sips, we cleansed our palates with
            > wine. (It seemed
            > only fair, since water serves the same function at a
            > wine tasting.)
            >
            > (See the reference above for the rest of the
            > article. It is about 3
            > pages.)
            >
            >
            >
            > -----Original Message-----
            > From: ujeni@yahoogroups.com
            > [mailto:ujeni@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
            > John Patten
            > Sent: Tuesday, 02 August, 2005 06:56
            > To: ujeni@yahoogroups.com
            > Subject: Re: [ujeni] Malawi wells, cheap, cheap!!
            >
            > Kudos to these individuals who are apparently having
            > some positive impact. A small caution though. Yes,
            > wells are indicated if there is real committment to
            > maintennance, parts, and if there is any
            > contracting,
            > reputable installers that dig more than just to the
            > water table and cap it correctly using the right
            > parts
            > and pipes. All over developing countries there are
            > thousands of empty monuments to clean water.
            >
            >
            > I'm getting boring in my old age. Good on them!
            >
            > JP
            >
            > --- Joanna Jane Hooper <johooper@...> wrote:
            >
            > > Hi Everyone,
            > >
            > > I received this message from my brother's wife's
            > > parents
            > > (Marty and Helen Wilson), who go down to Malawi
            > > every year
            > > to build wells. This year they are hoping to
            > expand
            > > their
            > > project. I thought you all might be interested
            > in
            >
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