(410) Mon 20 Jan 97 0:41 By: Rod Swift To: All Re: HELL-o, a MUST READ post St: @EID:033f

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(410) Mon 20 Jan 97 0:41 By: Rod Swift To: All Re: HELL-o, a MUST READ post St: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ @EID:033f 22340520 @MSGID: 3:690/660.0 32e24ea0 Are the religious nut-cases getting worse or what??? Maybe we should pick Kingsville TX as our Holysmoke Convention site, and have tee-shirts saying "HELL-o" for the con! :) This was pulled from a REUTERS newswire report of 18 Jan 97. ___------------------------------------------------------------------------ KINGSVILLE, Texas (Reuter) - Heaven-o, how are you? It may take some getting used to, but Kleberg County commissioners have thrown their support behind a local man's campaign to take the "hell" out of hello. County Judge Pete De La Garza said Wednesday that the commissioners voted unanimously for a resolution urging the use of "heaven-o" instead of hello in greetings. "Is everybody using it? The answer is of course, no. It is a very new thing and everybody's a little apprehensive," De La Garza told Reuters. "I suppose it's like everything else, once you get adjusted to it, you might start using it." The idea was spawned by flea market operator Leonoso Canales, who told the San Antonio Express-News, "I see hell in hello. It's disguised by the o, but once you see it, it will slap you in the face." Canales, 56, wanted the commissioners to make heaven-o the official greeting of the county, but De La Garza said the resolution only supports its optional use. "We didn't want to get into the separation of church and state issue," he said. The commissioners gave Canales their support because "he's a local guy," but their vote "has nothing to do with anything pious," De La Garza said. Canales believes his campaign will gain momentum now that it has the weight of officialdom behind it. He now plans to go to Texas Gov. George W. Bush to propose heaven-o as the state's official greeting. "I feel we have made history here in Kleberg County and set a new precedent," he said. The judge said he was not yet accustomed to the new greeting, but that he was trying, awkwardly, to use it. "Heaven-o, sir. Adios," he said at the end of the interview. ___------------------------------------------------------------------------ * OLX 2.1 TD * "Bones! That, feels, wonderful, yes!" "It's head, Jim!" --- Maximus 2.02 * Origin: Perth Omen BBS -- FASTER LIVE InterNet (+619) 244 2111 (3:690/660) SEEN-BY: 12/12 24/888 102/2 943 106/2000 109/7 112/101 114/262 271 124/1 1208 SEEN-BY: 124/2342 5125 8001 9005 130/1 1008 133/5050 140/3 143/1 147/34 2021 SEEN-BY: 167/166 170/400 202/777 213/213 218/890 907 244/1162 252/140 270/101 SEEN-BY: 275/429 280/1 169 282/1 283/120 284/29 290/14 310/666 322/739 323/107 SEEN-BY: 324/278 343/600 346/250 352/3 356/18 369/32 377/86 380/64 381/900 SEEN-BY: 382/92 388/1 395/100 396/1 2 690/660 730/2 732/10 733/1 2401/0 2424/10 SEEN-BY: 2442/0 2608/2 2803/1 3603/420 3606/10 3612/41 3615/50 3619/25 3632/21 SEEN-BY: 3651/9 3652/1 3667/1 @PATH: 690/660 396/1 124/1 9005

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