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Well said, Raleigh--

I think that there is very, very little chance of this deal not going through, but as with all things, you just never know.

To expound on what you said in #7, there is an attractive reason to holf on beyond the chance that another suitor will pop up. Even if you are into LT capital gains for CNS, there is also a time value of money element to consider. If you sell before December 31, your LT cap gains are valid for 2006. If you wait until January 1, they fall to 2007. Depending on your tax payment schedules, that could be a significant amount of time in which you get to hold onto your gains without paying out that 15%.

On the flip side, if you have realized losses this year, it might be a good idea to sell some or all of your CNS in order to net it out against those losses.

Bill Mann
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