That's great news, Hal,

You'll also note that I reported a gain in the PAL activity
figures over the weekend as well.  To compare, about 850,000
files were transferred from the PAL from 1993 to March 1997,
and 312,000 files were transferred from the PAL from April
to November 1997.  That comes to 850K in 4 years, versus
312K in the last 1/2 year.

A good question might be why?

Rick

Hal Hart - Tri-Ada'97 Treasurer wrote:
>
> I have received the 5-week ahead pre-registration numbers from Rod
> Abraham, as well has the past three years' numbers for every week out
> from 5-weeks-ahead to 1-week-ahead, and Tri-Ada'97 is running STRONGER
> than the past two years: 67 people have registered for TA97 as of
> Oct.3, compared to 55, 47, & 73 five weeks ahead for TA96, TA95, &
> TA94, respectively.
>
> While I had been fearful of the effect from the changed DoD policy on
> attendance numbers in our budgeting assumptions and this early data is
> certainly encouraging, the next two weeks will be even more telling.
> In each of the past 3 years, the number registered 4 weeks ahead has
> been more than double 5 weeks ahead, and the number 3 weeks ahead has
> been approx. QUADRUPLE 5 weeks ahead.  So, if we see pre-registration
> double in the next week and then double again the following week, we
> know we'll Tri-Ada'97 will be a big winner from every perspective!
> Even anticipating a slower-than-usual acceleration in registration
> from this date forward this year, I am feeling a lot more optimistic
> than any time recently.
>
> Tell all your friends that neither Ada nor Tri-Ada is dead!  In fact,
> quite the opposite.  "See ya under the Arch" Nov. 9-13!!  -- Hal

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