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Reader's Exchange: Computer monitor can be yours

Since the holidays have come and gone, many REXers have received new computers. That means they have their old ones, or parts of their old ones, up for grabs. That is the case for Tess Migliano. She got a new computer monitor for Christmas, so she has an old one that she would like to part with. She says it is in good condition, and suggests that perhaps a student just starting out would like to have it. Tess can be reached at (727) 360-6789.

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Betty Jacob of Gulfport is requesting a donation of a laptop computer or "netbook. She would like to use it for her elderly home health care clients. Betty hopes to carry it to each client's home, so that they may receive e-mails and pictures from their loved ones who live out of town, and also so that they may enjoy games and the Internet. Betty had received a computer previously from a REXer, but she says it had a short and caught on fire. She would also like to thank all the people who donated music CDs for her clients, also from a previous REX request. If you have a laptop you'd be willing to donate to Betty so that she can keep her clients in touch with their families, please call her at (727) 542-5109.

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Catherine Gray of Port Richey is looking for something that she can't find, and would like to fill her great-niece's wish. Her great-niece loves the television program Roseanne, and they have most of the series, except for Season 1 and Season 5. Catherine is hoping that someone has those DVDs or knows where she can find them. She says they have looked online but had no luck. If you can help her, please call (727) 868-2557.

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If you're packing up your Christmas decorations and considering throwing out your silver Christmas tree, please don't. Karen Mauro of Largo would like to have it. She can be reached at (727) 585-4198.

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Many REXers get good ideas for some of the requests they read in the column. Linda Kirkwood of Brooksville read a request from a gentleman who was looking for a metal detector. She started reminiscing about her younger days, when she used screens to sift through the sand in Gulfport. Just recently, she lost her favorite ring and would like a metal detector to help find it. She is also looking for a small wagon to use while she does yard work. Please call her at (352) 200-0124.

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Barbara Filipiak has some audio equipment that she thinks may be useful for a seniors' clubhouse or another charitable organization. She has a Yamaha stereo receiver (model number CR820), Polk Audio "M" series speakers, an AIWA XC 30M CD player that holds five CDs, and an Onkyo Stereo TA 2020 cassette tape deck. She would rather not split them up, so if anyone has a need for all of these items, please call her at (727) 398-7806.

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You never know what people have collected, which is why it never hurts to put a request out. Evelyn Barenholtz of Clearwater is trying to find the egg-shaped plastic containers that usually hold stockings. She knits rattles for pets to play with, and these are the perfect shape. Evelyn's cell phone has a New York area code, but she is here in Clearwater: (315) 278-5034.

Send requests to Reader Exchange, Floridian, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731, or e-mail Please put "REX" in the subject line. Requests will be accepted only by mail or e-mail. This is an exchange column, so we will not run items that are for sale. Readers must agree to publication of phone numbers, including area code. Due to the volume of REX requests, it might take several weeks before your item appears in the paper.

Reader's Exchange: Computer monitor can be yours 01/01/10 [Last modified: Friday, January 1, 2010 3:30am]
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