Regarding the Beeville hoax story:
Linda Slakey forwarded your message to me. We became aware of this
yesterday through an article in the Beeville, TX newspaper, and have
referred this matter to our Office of Inspector General.
The letter is not authentic, Linda had no knowledge of it, and it
amounts to fraudulent use of our name and logo.
We appreciate your concern about it.
Acting Head of Media and Public Information
Office of Legislative and Public Affairs
National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230