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A listing and access link to all:
song lyrics and mp3 audio files http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/ (all of which are a part of this Web site) can be accessed simply by selecting the "htm" file for the song you want;

poetry http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry.htm;

quotations http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/quotations.htm; and

essays written by Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/articles_larry_blakeley.htm,

all of which are used to tell the story in this Web site, can be accessed by going to each respective link set out above.

My son, Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley_photos_jpeg.htm manages this Web site and the following Web sites:

Larry Blakeley (Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

Leslie (Blakeley) Adkins - my granddaughter

Lori Ann Blakeley (June 20, 1985 - May 4, 2005) - my granddaughter

Evan Blakeley- my grandson

Major Roy James Blakeley (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - USAF (KIA)

When I was young my dad would say
Come on son let's go out and play

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

- "I Still Can't Say Goodbye," Performer: Chet Atkins

MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/still_cant_say_goodbye.htm

For a larger image click on the photograph.

Subject: Lori Blakeley - adrenocorticalcarcinoma (NIH patient)
From: Larry Blakeley <larry@larryblakeley.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2005 06:35:46 -0600
To: cgrady@nih.gov
CC: tfojo@helix.nih.gov

My middle daughter, Lori (19) http://www.lori.blakeley.name is currently at the NIH with Dr. Tito Fojo http://ccr.cancer.gov/staff/staff.asp?profileid=5729 (Friday, March 4th) finishing up some imaging. In fact my wife, Jackie is a nurse and her mother, Billie Becknal, Lubbock, Texas is there with them - she was a nurse professor at Texas Tech University - but retired now.

It breaks my heart that there are so many Americans out here looking for answers to doing the most prudent thing for their loved ones - yet have to pay for government-sponsored research reports.

I can certainly pay for the following article, but I am bewildered why - and remain skeptical of the validity of the ethics of this approach to providing information to the masses of ordinary, American citizens.

Larry Blakeley
Dallas, Texas
214-351-5504
larry@larryblakeley.com
http://www.larryblakeley.com
http://www.royblakeley.name

- "Risks and Benefits of Phase 1 Oncology Trials, 1991 through 2002," Elizabeth Horstmann, B.A., Mary S. McCabe, R.N., M.A., Louise Grochow, M.D., Seiichiro Yamamoto, Ph.D., Larry Rubinstein, Ph.D., Troy Budd, Dale Shoemaker, Ph.D., Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., and Christine Grady, R.N., Ph.D., Volume 352:895-904, March 3, 2005, Number 9 http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/352/9/895

.".. Everyone agrees that the results of important biomedical research should be distributed as widely and with as few economic barriers as possible," said Dr. Drazen (Jeffrey M. Drazen, M.D., editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine) . In addition to being accessible to 500,000 regular readers each week, NEJM research is instantly accessible online for free in 120 lower-income countries. It is also covered by the media, reaching tens of millions around the world and is widely available for use by educators in classrooms and clinics. In archived form, NEJM research is made available online for free to all after six months, and instant, free access to NEJM content is routine when new research is likely to have an immediate influence on clinical practice ...."

- "Publishing at the MMS: Flies in the Ointment of Open-Access Medical Publishing," Christopher Lynch, MassMed.org http://www.massmeg.org, Massachusetts Medical Society Online, June/July 2004, http://www.massmed.org/vitalsigns/junjul04/im1.html

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The following articles are posted on the following Web page:

http://www.larryblakeley.com/Articles/monthly_articles/recent_articles_of_interest.htm

"Are companies like The Thomson Company and Reed-Elsevior going to have a "lock-in" on information that essentially was funded by the American public/taxpayor?

Are commercial publishers and the academic community playing an unethical game of wanting their 'cake and eating it too?'"

Directory: http://www.larryblakeley.com/Articles/

Abstract: http://www.larryblakeley.com/Articles/ssp_seminar_open_access20041108_abstract.htm

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Post Date: September 30, 2004 at 11:15 AM CDT; 1615 GMT

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Are companies like The Thomson Company and Reed-Elsevior going to have a "lock-in" on information that essentially was funded by the American public/taxpayor?

Are commercial publishers and the academic community playing an unethical game of wanting their "cake and eating it too?"

Directory: http://www.larryblakeley.com/Articles/

Abstract: http://www.larryblakeley.com/Articles/commercial_publishers_abstract.htm

File Name: commercial_publishers.htm

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