From: Lorna B. Van Lankeren
Sent: May 17, 2006
Subject: File No. 4-519

Dear Sir or Madam:

In an attempt to stop receiving unwanted and unsolicited spam and junk faxes promoting securities traded over the counter, I was surprised to learn that these were actually not from the companies shown on the faxes. I repeatedly call the opt out numbers shown on faxes and delete the emails, but must report that I have to keep repeating the process and wonder if the fax numbers are actually being removed. The number of emails has been reduced lately, but that may be the result of our medical center's virus and spam control taking effect.

This is a request for rulemaking to expose and prevent unlawful and deceptive activities by securities promoters and their sponsors.

I am requesting that "Commission Action to Protect the Investing Public from Unlawful and Deceptive Securities Promotions," be seriously considered and that the Proposed Rule (SEC File No. 4-519) be adopted along with any modifications that are necessary or desirable to serve the interests of the investing public and Congressional intent.

I work in the Psychiatry Department of Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington, and we are not in the habit of distributing information about stock opportunities to our staff members, so such emails and faxes are very intrusive.

Your consideration of this matter will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Lorna B. Van Lankeren
Department of Psychiatry
Sacred Heart Medical Center
Spokane, WA