the code below generates a parameter query. the like function just dose not work. please help

Option Explicit
'CHANGE THE PATH AS APPROPRIATE
Private Const TD_PATH = "D:\TELEPHONE DIRECTORY PROJECT\TELEPHONE DIRECTORY DATA FILES\OLDVER\DB3.MDB"
Private RS_EXPERIMENT As Recordset
Private TD As Database, RS As Recordset, CQ As QueryDef, N As Integer
Private Sub Form_Load()
Set TD = DBEngine.Workspaces(0).OpenDatabase(TD_PATH)
Set CQ = TD.CreateQueryDef("")
Set RS_EXPERIMENT = TD.OpenRecordset("SELECT * FROM TELEPHONE_DIRECTORY")

' THE FOLLOWING WORKS!!!
' BUT NEEDS TO BE REFINED
CQ.SQL = "PARAMETERS something1 STRING; SELECT * FROM TELEPHONE_DIRECTORY" & _
" WHERE LEFT(LAST_NAME,1)LIKE [something1] " & _
" OR LEFT(LAST_NAME,2)LIKE [something1] " & _
" OR LEFT(LAST_NAME,3)LIKE [something1] " & _ ' go on till 255?
" ORDER BY LAST_NAME; "

' THE FOLLOWING DOES NOT WORK ??????
' Query input must contain at least one table or query. (Error 3067)
' For N = 1 To N = 255 Step 1
' CQ.SQL = "PARAMETERS something1 STRING; SELECT * FROM TELEPHONE_DIRECTORY" & _
' " WHERE LEFT(LAST_NAME,N)LIKE [something1] " & _
' " ORDER BY LAST_NAME; "
' Next N

' THE FOLLOWING ALSO DOES NOT WORK !?!?!?!?!?
' IT POPULATES THE LIST BOX WITH ALL RECORDS
' CQ.SQL = "PARAMETERS something1 STRING; SELECT * FROM TELEPHONE_DIRECTORY" & _
' " WHERE LAST_NAME LIKE '[something1]*' " & _
' " ORDER BY EXTENSION_No; "

End Sub

Private Sub Parameter1_Change() ' Parameter1 is the text box
CQ![something1] = Parameter1.Text
If RS Is Nothing Then
Set RS = CQ.OpenRecordset()
Else
RS.Requery CQ
End If
ResultLabel.Caption = ""
ResultListBox.Clear
ResultCombo.Clear
If RS.RecordCount > 0 Then
RS.MoveFirst
Do Until RS.EOF
ResultLabel.Caption = "LAST NAME: - " & RS!LAST_NAME & " " & "CHARACTER COUNT : - " & Len(RS!LAST_NAME) ' len is for fun sake
ResultCombo.Text = "LAST NAME CHR COUNT: - " & Len(RS!LAST_NAME)
ResultListBox.AddItem RS!LAST_NAME & " " & RS!FIRST_NAME & " " & RS!RANK & " " & RS!FLAT_No & " " & RS!extension_no & " " & RS!UNIT
RS.MoveNext
Loop
End If
End Sub