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At 6:59am on April 15, 2009, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Hi Denise,

It was great meeting you in person last night. Please feel free to use your page to express yourself on any subject or post you see here. Also you can star discussions and post events, etc to you heart's content. e.g. you could post a review of the B-PEP evening as you experienced it.
At 2:05am on April 8, 2009, Dr. Nelson Harrison said…
Welcome C. Denise,

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