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Email Appeal to Vote
For the Palm Beach Zoo in a Microsoft Contest to Win $25,000-Truth!
Summary of the eRumor You are asked to go to a Microsoft
website and vote for the Palm Beach Zoo in a contest that could win
a cash prize.
As a promotion about it's new Zoo
Tycoon 2 game, Microsoft launched a contest to choose
"America's Favorite Zoo."
The field of candidates was narrowed to 15 and the Palm Beach Zoo
was one of them.
That was before the hurricane in 2004 that caused damage to the zoo,
so the writer of this email urged everyone to work more
energetically for them to win.
Winners are to be announced on 11/1/04.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
As you know Palm Beach county was hit pretty hard by
and Jean. Our Zoo, which recently spent a considerable amount of
update and revamp its exhibits was hit really bad. Many of the
badly damaged and there is a lot of clean-up required before the
reopen to the public. The Palm Beach Zoo had to cancel one of its
fundraiser events, the Halloween Zoo Boo, which takes place in
to open by Thanksgiving. They are currently in the running for a
grant awarded by Microsoft for the best zoo. This nomination was
prior to the hurricanes. The Palm Beach Zoo needs this grant more
Please help! Go to this website and cast your vote for the Palm
Please forward this to all your family and friends. I think that
Beach Zoo needs this money more than any of the other zoos up for
Thank you in advance.