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September 2006 Postal News

Friday - September 29, 2006
- Carriers Don't Climb Stoops?
See related story > Some Mail Carriers Won't Stoop to Deliver Mail -
- FBI denies anthrax confusion
- Mailman Accused of Delivering Marijuana on Route
- Richmond man gets eight years in postal robbery shooting
- Friends delivering help to ailing postal worker
- Seven airlines get US mail contracts
- Postal number system was worth keeping
- USPS prepares for disaster

Thursday - September 28, 2006
- APWU: Union Sets Oct. 26 For Nationwide Day of Picketing  
- Commitment to injury-reduction programs paying off for USPS  
- US Postal Service, customers still at odds MS -
- DMA Urges Congress to Pass Postal Reform
- Mail recovery items ending up on eBay, at flea markets
- Mailboxes fade from street corners
- Rules for the New Standards for Domestic Mailing Services
- Pitney Bowes in US Postal Service Deal
- Postal Service Wins Awards for Two Children's Games
- Postal Service Rolls Out Fuel Cell Minivan

Wednesday - September 27, 2006
Going Postal On Taxpayers
- No more tainted letters CO
- Former Hayworth postmaster admits taking postal money OK
- USPS Proposes New Mailing Standards to Increase Efficiency
- Post office robber gets 5 years
- GM extends fuel cell deal with US Postal Service
- Mercer Post Office not open to all  PA
- Man wanted on three counts of taking indecent liberties with children Allegedly a postal employee.

Tuesday - September 26, 2006
Burrus Update: Enough Is Enough!
- Carrier's Good Works Curbed by Postal Service
- Acting Postmaster sentenced in pill swapping case
- DMA Calls for Cooperation From Mailing Community on Postal Reform
- Thurgood Marshall, Jr. Named to USPS Board of Governors
  About Thurgood Marshall, Jr.
- Continental gets $258 million US postal contract
- Postal Service, Postmaster General Celebrate 'America's Partnership'
- Bomb threat at Wichita Post Office
- $50,000 reward set in post office robbery
- More on Post Office Poster

- U.S. Postal Service Should Stamp Out Its Wage Premium
  Sam Ryan - Lexington Institute
So what, exactly, is driving prices upward? Labor. Labor is, by far, the Postal Service's largest expense. Labor costs account for about 80% of USPS costs -- compared to about 50% at private delivery companies. That's because unionized postal workers receive much higher wages than their private-sector counterparts.

Monday - September 25, 2006
- Students fault safety of Santa letter program
- Is Mail Safer Since Anthrax Attacks?
- Time for a real post office
- With a bite here and there, it's not easy being a mailman
- Where have all the mailboxes gone?
- No delivery on future of Pascagoula post office

Saturday - September 23, 2006
- U.S. Postal Service takes customer complaints in Chicago
- Olympia waves goodbye to postmark of its own
- NAPUS Newsletter
- Postal Worker Saves Man
- Is Mail Safer Since Anthrax Attacks?
- Bristol Post Office to close permanently in January CO
- Reward Offered in Postal Robbery NJ

Friday - September 22, 2006
- APWU Asks U.S. Lawmakers to Support Citizens’ Right to Be
Heard on Consolidation
- Why It Pays To Organize
Pickets Go Up at Post Offices
- Residents fight to have postal service restored
- Charles Mapa - New Pres. of Nat. League of Postmasters - Federal Times
- Mailbox bombers strike in Panhandle FL
  Also see: Spate of mailbox bombs strikes northern Escambia
- Reward offered in post office robbery
- USPS Signs New Contracts With Airlines
- Gunmen get mail sacks in Gibbsboro NJ

Thursday - September 21, 2006
- How Much Accommodation is Necessary?
- Potter Says USPS Must Be Ready for May 6 Rate Increase
- Cited for driving violation, rural carrier wins in court
- UPS, Teamsters kick off talks for new contract
- Two `letter bombs' explode in capital India
- San Jose Postman Helps Elderly Woman
- Burbank Reviews Mail Delivery and Parking
- Canton letters could get loopy

Wednesday - September 20, 2006
- Postal Service downplays risk after loss of laptop
- Central Missouri man placed on probation in corpse case
- FTC Stops Scheme That Did Not Deliver on Post Office Job Promises
- Tea Bag Protest Worries Postal Service
- American Airlines gets 5-yr pact from postal service
- Postal Service, Postmaster General Celebrate 'America's Partnership'
- 5 years later, anthrax deaths a mystery
- "Notice Left" Mail - POM Revision Postal Bulletin

Tuesday - September 19, 2006
- After Jaffer case, USPS rewrites rules on expenses
- Put the poster back up where it belongs -  
- Postal Employee Secretly Videotaped Family In Their Bathroom
- Week's Laziest Public Servant award goes to postal employee
- ATF Wants You To Know About Suspicious Mail or Packages
- Canada Post introduces a new kind of postage stamp
- Postal Hike Could Spur One Medium: Mail
- Appeals to clean graffiti from mailboxes unheeded, caller says

Monday - September 18, 2006
Despite Stormy Accusations, Jaffer Took a USPS Paid Vacation
- Ex-postal worker who poured urine in coffee sentenced
- NY man indicted for crash in Ventnor
- Postmasters Are Concerned over USPS Proposed Cut of 40 Million
Work Hours from the Work Hour Budget
Pre-Retirement Sickos - by Mike Causey
- Proposed Postage-Rate Increase Pushes Mailing Efficiency
- United Mail delivers big results

Saturday - September 16, 2006
GAO: DOD anthrax response inappropriate
  Read report > Incidents at DOD Mail Facilities Exposed
Secretary of the Army Salutes US Postal Service
- Flea bite halts postal service Canada

Friday - September 15, 2006
White Collar Feds Get the Stick (shaft) While Postal Workers
Get an Automatic Ride - Mike Causey - Federal News Radio
- Removal of poster triggers national outcry
- About that 75 grand a year
- Union Says USPS Is Cutting Security Short by Cutting Officers
- USPS Rate Proposal Shifts Costs From Major Mailers to
Individual Customers - APWU

Thursday - September 14, 2006
- Letter carrier pleads guilty to theft
- Postal service: State's delivery success rates improving NM
- Postal Service plan draws ire of federal, county officials
- USPS BOG Approves FY 2007 Plan That Assumes Rate Increase in May
- Mailers Council Delivers Message to Congress
- Threatening letter from Lubbock to senator probed subscription

Wednesday - September 13, 2006
- US Postal Service plans over $1 billion 2007 cost cuts
- Postal employee ordered to repay over $242,000 in workman's comp
- GOP, Dems embrace post office legislation
- $812 COLA for Mail Handlers
- ADVO Stockholders Overwhelmingly Approve Merger Agreement
- Investigators Say Anthrax Hoax Came From Lubbock
- Mixed-Mail & Parcel Sorting Technology Provides New Business ...
- Real Reason Carrier was Fired for Gambling

Tuesday - September 12, 2006
Judge: restitution first, then plea deal AZ
- NAPUS Newsletter and Comments on Jaffer scandal
- Mailers Council Asks Congress to Let USPS Manage Its Operations
- Possible Fourth Bottle Bomb Explodes NY
- Class Action Suit Filed Against Advo | Also see Bloomberg
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Increases Lead in FEHBP Enrollment
- Army Honors Postal Service

Monday - September 11, 2006
Improvised Explosive Devices Found in Mailboxes NY
- Post office returns mailbox to senders
- 1 killed when USPS truck, vehicle collide on I-895
- Postal overhaul languishing despite compromise offer
- Unknown material removed from Berwyn post office IL

Saturday - September 9, 2006
- APWU: Postal Service Falls Short in Attempts To Get Public Input on Consolidation
- Postmaster Charged with Theft
- Postal Worker Used Position To Get Drugs To Sell
- Man who assaulted postman gets 2 years
- Lack of Postal Reform Leads to Blame Game
- APWU: Negotiations Update
- Postal Service Hasn't Made Case For Rate Hike
- Missing Mail in Beaumont Has Put One Woman Behind Bars.

Wednesday - September 6, 2006
TouchPlay win gets postman fired
- ‘God Bless America' poster yanked
- Lock Bumping
- Ask the President Burrus: Sectional Center Bidding
- NALC: COLA of $790.00 in Sept. 22 Pay Date
- The Top Three Reasons Not to Use USPS's Global Economy Parcel Post
- ADVO Mails Supplemental Proxy Materials
- US Postal Service renews ABX contract
- Mayor recants post office criticisms MO
- Post office job scams get marketers fined

Monday - Tuesday - September 4-5, 2006
U.S. colleagues aid injured mail carrier
- Mail delivery takes stamp and safety
- Mail Handlers Contract Update #3
- Postal Service plans to unveil Oklahoma stamp
- Village readies to reopen PO destroyed by fire
- Webplus Launches Shipping Comparison Tool
- Advo Inc. accuses Valassis of trying to renegotiate merger
- USPS won’t ask ex-VP repay questionable expenses
Also see: Former postal official, Azeezaly Jaffer, denies accusations
  Read His Excuses
- Bicentennial stamps not worth much
- Mail processing moves to W.Va.

Saturday - September 2, 2006
- US Postal Service misfires with its 'motorcyle' postmark
- Ex-postal worker blames drug addiction for failure to deliver mail
- Sheriff's office sets Web link to claim lost mail
- Mail Carrier Injured When Lightning Hits Tree

Friday - September 1, 2006
- ADVO Responds to Valassis' Meritless Claims
- Carrier attacked, delivery halted
- Postal workers fight for We Deliver promise
- PRC OKs Paid Circulation Proposal
- USPS Four-State Barcode Starts Today
- Postal facility shutdown to send jobs to W. Va.
- FTC Stamps Out Postal Job Scam | FTC Busts USPS Jobs Scam
- Postal Service should reinstate tickets for waits
- US Postal Service plans new facility, hundreds of new jobs

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