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Business News Archive - June 28, 2006

United Parcel Service Inc. and the U.S. Postal Service have agreed to a deal to be announced on Wednesday that will put mail on the package-delivery company's planes, a UPS spokeswoman said.

By Virginia Groark, Chicago Tribune Jun. 28--Some homeowners near O'Hare International Airport who have waited years for federal soundproofing assistance may never get it, as officials shift the boundaries of the program to account for the proposed airport expansion.

By Denny Boyles, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Jun. 28--Navy officials on Tuesday identified the Lemoore Naval Air Station pilot killed during a training mission as a Marine Corps officer from Plattsburgh, N.Y. 1st Lt. Brian R. Deforge, who joined the Marines after graduating from the U.S.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.