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2014-09-26 08:26:56

CHICAGO, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Postal Service is cooking up a feast of 20 million Limited Edition Celebrity Chefs Forever stamps today. The sugar-free, fat-free, zero-calorie stamps will be on the menu of the nation's Post Offices beginning today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140925/148500 The five chefs honored on the stamps -- James Beard, Julia Child, Joyce Chen, Edna Lewis and Edward (Felipe) Rojas-Lombardi -- revolutionized the nation's understanding of...

2014-03-18 20:20:08

Santiago Erevia and Jose Rodela to be honored by U.S. Postal Service on Upcoming Stamp Sheet WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only a few close friends who have known Santiago Erevia during his 32-year Postal Service career are aware that the San Antonio letter carrier was decorated for his extraordinary heroism in Vietnam. Nearly 45 years later, President Obama shared his story with the world today when he upgraded Erevia's Distinguished Service Cross to the...

2014-03-17 16:26:26

USPS and Sony Pictures Team Up to Cross-promote Priority Mail and 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' WASHINGTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To put some Super Hero Spidey-power into its promotion of Priority Mail, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is teaming up with Sony Pictures for the release of the highly anticipated motion picture "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," in theaters nationwide on May 2, 2014. In a campaign to promote Priority Mail and "The Amazing Spider-Man...

Amazon To Offer Sunday Delivery With US Postal Service
2013-11-11 18:43:40

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online While the Postal Service is threatening to cease Saturday deliveries, Amazon convinced the mail service to provide Sunday delivery in select markets, with plans to expand to more cities next year. Currently the US Postal Service will deliver Amazon packages on Sundays starting in the Los Angeles and New York metropolitan areas. The next markets expected to get weekend deliveries include Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Phoenix....


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'