Professor Glaser,
	I'm writing to you to inform you that we are short a few people in
our group because the people we had talked to backed out.  We have put in
a few phone calls and have sent some e-mails, but are still waiting for a
response.  As of now our group name is "A Few Short Of An Octet" and the
members are Catrina Blando 666361 and Carrie Taylor 665770.  We are sorry
we fell short of the deadline, but we are still working on the group. We
will contact you the second we find a few more members. If you happen to
know anyone else who needs a group, we would appreciate it if you could
give our names to them.

		Thanks for understanding,
		Catrina and Carrie