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Should all fireworks be banned on the Fourth of July?

Hell no! It's not the Fourth withouth them.
Thanks for protecting us like the children we are, government officials.
Yes. Pets don't like them and even the legal ones can be dangerous--especially in the hands of idiots.
We're in a drought!

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The following article was posted on March 23rd, 2010, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 11, Issue 2 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [] - Volume 11, Issue 2

If you give a soldier a cookie ...


Soldiers and Marines truly sacrifice a lot, so in order to comfort those troops who are overseas and isolated from the warmth a sleeve of cookies can bring, Girl Scouts have wrapped up their sale at the storefront of Gold’s Gym in Santa Maria.

Though the physical sale has ceased, anyone who wants to buy cookies, which will be mailed abroad, can still visit, and pay with a credit card. The form will be offered online until the end of March.

A box of cookies—from their famous Thin Mints to the coconut caramel Samoas—costs $4. A case of cookies, which contains 12 boxes, will cost $48. The cookie contribution is tax-deductible, and the gift can be given anonymously, if the donator wishes.

“I still have plenty of cookies in my garage,” Sandra Skidmore said. “So as long as there are cookies there, cookies will be available.” Anyone who wants to donate, but who still has questions, can call Sandra Skidmore at 925-1952.

Intern Henry Houston compiled this week’s Community Corner. Send comments or ideas to the Sun via e-mail at