<<February 7, 2000>>

Dr. Ronald A. Wells <rwells01@earthlink.net>

Dr. David A. Johnson <daj@utk.edu>

Kimberly K. Obbink <kobbink@montana.edu>

Mr. Myron Nordquist <myron_nordquist@burns.senate.gov>

Dr. Thomas J. Keil <Thomas.Keil@asu.edu>

Ben I. Haraguchi <haragucb@arentfox.com>

Kenneth O. Roko <KenRoko@aol.com>

Dear Ron:

(1)  Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I).

(2)  I wonder if you have any chance coming to NYC to discuss the fund
     raising for Kim's project on the connection of the Native American
     communities in Montana and Arizona to close the gap of their digital
     divide -- pls see the mission statement of her project at

          BTW, Tom Keil (another Fulbrighter) is also interested in this
          project -- as mentioned to you in my previous msg, he has a job to
          create a web site for Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ.

          However, I am sorry to say that David Johnson cannot come to NYC
          since he expects his cataract operation on 2/22nd.

(3)  According to Ben Haraguchi, Myron has set up an appointment to visit Mr.
     Negroponte (Senior Vice President of McGraw-Hill and former Ambassador
     to the Philippines) on 2/15th.

     You may join in this visit and hear about Kim's project from Myron.

          Dear Ben:

          A few days ago, I sent you the pilot project proposal and the
          outline of the mini-workshop in Manila -- see


You may extract from this to come up with a brief synopsis
          of the project for Negroponte which you told me over the phone the other day.

(4)  According to Myron, Kim's Year 2001 budget is $6 million for her BTC
     operation, -- $3 million to be raised from federal, and the rest from
     industry, and Kim has so far received a pledge from CitiCorp for $.5 million.

(5)  I am sure that Kim and Myron would appreciate it greatly if you can
     kindly help their project, by soliciting interest of philanthropic
     foundations in New York City area.

          This project would be an ideal test bed for our Global University
          System project, i.e., the tested telecom technologies there can be
          transferred to many developing countries.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon,

Best, Tak
                          ATTACHMENT I

Date: Sun, 12 Dec 1999 14:30:52 -0500 (EST)
From: Ronald Wells <rwells01@earthlink.net>
To: utsumi@www.friends-partners.org
Subject: Re: meeting on Dec. 20

Dear Tak: Thank you for the telephoned invitation to meet with you and
David Johnson in New York on or around December 20th. Regrettably I will
not be available as I will be away. I am nearly completely recovered
from surgery and expect to be back at work as of January 24th, 2000. As David
may have mentioned to you, I have worked to advance Native American
causes for many years and would be interested in that aspect of the project.
I send best regards and look forward to productive conversations in the
new year and millenium.
- Ron Wells
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Dr. Ronald A. Wells
P. O. Box 704
Redgefield, CT 06877

Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP
Board member of GLOSAS/USA
Former President of Fulbright Association
Professor Emeritus, School of Planning
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tenneseee
108-I Hoskins Library
Knoxville, TN 37996-4015
Tel: +1-423-974 5227
Fax: +1-423-974 5229

Kimberly K. Obbink
Burns Telecommunications Center
128 EPS Building,
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3860
Tel: +1-406-994 6550
Fax: +1-406-994 7856

Mr. Myron Nordquist
Legislative Counsel
U.S. Senator Conrad Burns' Office
187 Dirksen Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-2603
Fax: 202-224-8594
Cell: 301-646-8153
804-924-7573 -- at the U. of VA.
Fax: 804-982-2622 -- at the U. of VA.

Dr. Thomas J. Keil
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Arizona State University West
4701 W. Thunderbird Rd.
Glendale, AZ 85306-4908
602-543-6150 (assistant)
Fax: 602-543-6032

Ben I. Haraguchi
Foundation for the Support of the United Nations (FSUN)
809 United Nations Plaza, Suite 1200
New York, NY 10017
Tel: +1-212-986 8114
Fax: +1-212-986 8131

Kenneth O. Roko
Next Generation Networks Technology, Inc.
8218 Running Creek Ct
Springfield, VA 22153-4610
Tel: +1-703-455-8771
Cel: +1-703-919-1965
Fax: +1-561-431-0315
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