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Speakout 7/6

Sunday, July 6, 2003

I'm calling about the free jars. Please call me at 471-5560.

Could some of your readers refresh my memory? During what period of time were the coins called the "mill" used. I remember them as being aluminum and there were red and green plastic ones. Why were they used and what was the value of each?

We found this on the internet: "No mills have ever been minted. Defined by the 1786 law that established U.S. coinage as 'the lowest money of accompt, of which 1,000 shall be equal to the federal dollar, or money unit,' the mill has been the bastard child of the system since its beginning. Even in those pre-inflation days, the smallest coin ever issued was the half-cent. At one time, some states issued 'mill tokens' that were used in collecting sales taxes, which, in 1935, prompted Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau to ask Congress for a license to make a coin to replace the states' homemade substitutes. Unfortunately, they thought he was kidding."

The Post Office has a thing in there for America OnLine, an internet service they give away. Is it legal for businesses to advertise at the Post Office?

Where are all the mosquito spray trucks this year? They're needed badly, now.

Anyone who would vote for Bill or Hillary Clinton should read the book "Dereliction of Duty." It is not a lie; it is fact. The man was very incompetent. He did not care. He lost the code to the nuclear weapons that was his responsibility. He lost it and they never found it. That's the kind of man he was. Do you want that kind of person in office?