Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 12:23:47 -0500

From: Allan Metcalf AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Official report: WOTY for 1996

Yes, it's about time I posted my official record of our WOTY vote. Thanks to

all who have posted their prebuttals.

And let me give credit to Chicago Sun-Times reporter John Carpenter, who

attended both our nominating session and our final vote, and who wrote a

pretty accurate and engaging article that appeared in the paper January 4 and

was in turn basis for the AP report that swept the nation. If he emphasized

"soccer mom" rather than the generic "-mom," well so did we in our


Now here is the draft of an official statement. BTW, you can find the press

release for 1995, with complete list of all previous choices, on the ADS Web


- Allan Metcalf