From: Marc Klaas [email@example.com]
Organization: Marc Klaas Foundation for Children
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
I am Polly's dad. Most of those questions are easily answerable. They
only interest conspiracy theorists. There is no mystery. Polly was stalked by a cunning con man who knew how to put his victims at ease until he pulled off his heist. It is his history. I was at every phase
of the trial. It is very disturbing. Writing this kind of a page is an
insult to law enforcement, Polly's family and her memory.
Thanks for your response to SoCoOL ... Sonoma County ONLINE.
So nice to meet you ... even ONLINE.
I know you probably have much to do, but, I'd be curious to know
if you have ever spoken to Harry Martin, owner of the Napa Sentinel,
and author of this, and occasionally many other "provocative" pieces
Harry writes about a great many things, I, and I'm sure many
others would have no information about .... and while he might be
described as having a bent for "anti-establishment" type pieces ...
one can only wonder, in this country, about the "nature of truth" and
"the nature of truth" in any of our media.
You have had, and will continue to have, experiences a great
deal different than what I'm sure you expected. I would be curious
to know from you ... what you feel you've learned so far ... and what
you expect to learn in the future. It would be of interest to me,
I'm sure to the SoCoOL audience, and, if you have the time and the
inclination, could make an interesting addition to something like ...
Your Success Experiences ...
Thank you for your time ... and your consideration in writing.
God Bless Polly Klaas
I apologize for taking so long in replying to your query. My E-Mail has
been down for the last two months and the backlog is enormous. Also,
the demands upon my time are prohibitive. We have big dreams, a small
budget and an even smaller staff.
I have learned many things. As far as the media is concerned, they
helped us a great deal during the search for Polly. In general I am a
great fan. However, there is an inclination to sensationalize fact to
generate a greater audience. There is also a voyeristic quality to news
media that I have trouble with.
Similarly my apologies for not responding quickly to your EMail
... I've been undergoing my own unusual bout with circumstance
Sort of like the dark cloud passing over head ... got to
remember that the real "you" is the one under the "sun."
How has your own experience with the media been lately .... you
were working for KPIX (?) at one time ... true .... Suspect you and
Ronald Goldman's Father have become just two icons of a new breed in
the media .... victims of victims ??? It's really quite amazing when
you think of it ... how many different forms of exposure we now have
... how many different people are now involved in the communication
of "things" ... how many new types of communication .... Can you
believe that the O.J. Simpson trial would be carried nightly for two
years ... that a talk show host could participate in the potential
death of a guest ... could look staringly at the ceiling when asked
the Purpose of Her Show ... and continue on as if nothing had
occurred ..... I remember my own "shock" thirty years ago ... that
someone in front of a camera might not be telling the truth .... now
the shock is how much is available ... and how far removed from
standards it all is ....
Guess that's my wish as well ...
Got some stuff I've even restrained myself from printing on this page
In a different way, I have restrained myself from publishing your
EMail ... on Polly's Page .... guess I wanted to sort of make sure it
was you .... and get to know your feelings by EMail ....
Here I am as a onesie, Web Publisher, nobody, recommending, even
demanding the right to print whatever I want, from whomever, and
enjoying it .... This year I suspect will be a new period as the
complications of this communication further reveal themselves ... and
as the doggone thing doubles in size ... again.
I even get into fights by EMail with a Yo-Yo Manufacturer ....
Care to participate in the World's First Internet International Yo-Yo
Championships .... or has the world become too complicated to ever
become simple again ???
Just Say Yo !!!
Please don't hesitate to write back .... perhaps we can get together
over a laite sometime soon?
P.S. Did you ever hear from Harry Martin ... the author of the 25 questions?
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Harry V. Martin)
Subject: Re: Small changes ....
I've made some small changes in ...
Your continued participation is greatly appreciated ...
GET RID OF THE EYES. THIS IS THE BIGGEST COMPLAINT THAT I HAVE RECEIVED.