Today’s correspondence with News 8 Austin

The following is an e-mail cohrrespondence I had with the news director at News 8 Austin today.
I figured I’d tell them about my eBay auction to raise money for
HartzVictims.org.

A reporter called me tonight but said she wouldn’t be able to make it to
Temple (60 miles north of Austin) tonight or tomorrow. They sound really
excited about following up on the Hartz story. The news director said they
would like to air an update tomorrow. The reporter said they might try to
wait until I’m free next week so they can come up and do an interview.

—–Original Message—–
From: Josh Janicek
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 1:15 PM
To: newsdesk; News 8 Contact
Subject: News 8 Story Idea Received – Hartz flea and tick update

NAME: Josh Janicek

PHONE:
SUBJECT:
Hartz flea and tick update
COMMENTS:
Hello –

In June of 2001, Doug Shupe (a News 8 reporter) interviewed my wife and me regarding a harmful affect that Hartz Advanced Care Plus Flea
and Tick drops had on our cat, Riley. This was our story: http://www.news8austin.com/content/headlines/?SecID=2&ArID=9891

Since then, I have created HartzVictims.org which currently resides at
www.janicek.com/hartz/.

I recently found an eBay auction where an eBayer is selling a picture of his cat looking at a computer moniter where Eminem’s house is up
for sale on eBay. The price of this auction (for a photograph) as of today is $2,147.00.

I’m selling a picture of our cat, Riley looking at our computer monitor. He is looking at the auction for the picture of the cat who is
looking at the auction for Eminem’s house.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=927873731

It is my goal to make more money than the guy who is selling a picture of his cat. There are no bids as of yet. I have set this
particular auction to run for ten days.

Should I actually receive money from this auction, I want to hold a lottery via HartzVictims.org to donate money to people who have been
victims of Hartz Advanced Care Flea and Tick drops and/or have lost a pet.

I thought I would let News 8 know about this (as stupid as it may seem) as you guys helped Elise and me in telling our story.

Thanks,

Josh Janicek

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Josh,
Thanks for the tip. I’m not sure we’ll be able to do the ebay auction, but the web site is interesting. It also reminds me to
follow up on the Hartz story. Have you heard anything new from the company regarding your complaint?

Thanks for watching News 8 Austin.

{ name withheld }
News Director
News 8 Austin

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—–Original Message—–
From: Josh Janicek
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 1:37 PM
To: { name withheld }
Subject: RE: News 8 Story Idea Received – Hartz flea and tick update

{ name withheld }-

The last I heard from Hartz, they denied my “allegations” that their product almost killed our cat. Since then I have spoken with our
lawyer, Anthony Vozzolo and am waiting hear back on the class action suit that many of us are in on.

In the meantime, Hartz has decided to repackage the same junk…

http://www.janicek.com/hartz/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=21

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Josh,
I had NOT seen that recall. Thanks a lot for filling me in. We’ll be doing that story today or tomorrow! Would you be available to talk to
us?

{ name withheld }

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—–Original Message—–
From: Josh Janicek
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 1:59 PM
To: { name withheld }
Subject: RE: News 8 Story Idea Received – Hartz flea and tick update

{ name withheld } –

I would not be available to talk via phone (I’m in Temple) until 6:00 p.m.

My phone number is 000-000-0000

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Josh,

How about tomorrow (Friday)?

{ name withheld }

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—–Original Message—–
From: Josh Janicek
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 3:41 PM
To: { name withheld }
Subject: RE: News 8 Story Idea Received – Hartz flea and tick update

The only good time for me tomorrow would also be at 6:00 p.m.

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Josh,
How about tonight?
{ name withheld }

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