Thanks for the Opportunity

Leslie Green at Stapleton Communications has a bachelor's degree in Marketing Communications from California Polytechnic State University, which must be where she learned how to stonewall reporters while still sounding upbeat. A detailed new investigative report charges her client, AXT Inc., with poisoning its workers with gallium arsenide, a potent carcinogen used to make semiconductors. Asked for comments prior to publication of the story, Green replied: "We do appreciate the opportunity to respond to, I guess, some of the questions that you have for AXT. We are going to pass on the opportunity to participate in your article at this point, but again, I do appreciate the opportunity."