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By Los Angeles Times Knight-Ridder News Service contributed to this article | January 5, 1991
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Postal Rate Commission agreed yesterday to raise the cost of mailing a first-class letter to 29 cents, a 4-cent increase, clearing the way for higher rates to go into effect next month.The independent commission pared a penny off a 30-cent rate that the U.S. Postal Service had requested last March. It also authorized use of a 27-cent stamp on most envelopes provided by utilities, department stores, insurance companies and similar firms for paying bills.The rate for postcards, now 15 cents, is scheduled to rise to 19 cents -- also a penny lower than the Postal Service had requested.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | May 7, 1998
The U.S. Postal Service says everyone should have free mail delivery, and in Union Bridge, that could mean erecting mailboxes along a stretch of Main Street.Town officials, however, contend that mailboxes along the street would be impractical, dangerous and unattractive.The prospect of mailboxes crowding narrow sidewalks and postal vehicles causing traffic detours has the Town Council considering an ordinance to bar mailboxes on Main Street."It would be almost impossible to have mailboxes on Main Street," said Mayor Perry L. Jones Jr. "It's not a question of whether [residents]
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | July 29, 1999
Two Baltimore men suspected of being members of an interstate gang cashing U.S. Postal Service money orders stolen last month in Washington state have been arrested in the city, a postal official said. Postal Inspector Tom Boyle said yesterday that a third man and a woman -- both of Baltimore -- connected with the gang were being sought. Boyle said charges were pending against a second Baltimore woman, who tried to cash two stolen money orders several days ago. He said the post office in Glacier, Wash.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2012
Updated with comments from Harris and Bartlett. In a rare intra-delegation, across-the-aisle nudge, Sen.Barbara A. Mikulskion Tuesday called on the state's two Republican lawmakers in Washington to support a Senate version of an overhaul of theU.S. Postal Servicethat would save a pair of mail sorting facilities that just happen to be located in the lawmakers' districts. The move instantly put Republican Reps. Andy Harris and Roscoe Bartlett on defense, forcing them to either support the bipartisan Senate version of the postal legislation -- which is not popular with Republican House leaders -- or acknowledge that the Postal Service must be allowed to trim costs and close plants, even if the cuts are made in their own districts.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2013
Wanda Feagen pulled on her blue United States Postal Service coat and a pair of thick black gloves shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday, blinking against a hard wind and waiting for her mail delivery truck to fill up on gas. "Hoo hoo!" she said of the cold weather. Feagen had just set out from the Gwynn Oak post office after cataloging mail since the start of her day at 7:30 a.m., and was on her way to the rolling residential hills nearby to begin her regular weekend delivery route.
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March 7, 2013
We average people vote but we don't get much respect from our government these days nor from some of our representatives. The government gives our taxpayer money and tax breaks to big companies and corporations that don't pay taxes and often don't pay their share of local government costs. Remember the companies with large water bills or the developers who get vacant property at bargain prices while ordinary people are losing their homes. Our representatives often do not allow ordinary people like us to know how they voted on certain issues.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | August 31, 1999
A U.S. Postal Service police officer, who led city officers on a brief chase into Anne Arundel County yesterday, was arrested and charged with holding up an auto parts store in Baltimore.Postal Officer Leonard William Bryant, 31, was charged with armed robbery, using a handgun in the commission of a felony, conspiracy to commit robbery, and first-degree assault.A Postal Service spokeswoman said disciplinary action is pending.The holdup occurred shortly after 8 a.m., when two men armed with guns walked into an Advance Auto Parts store in the 2100 block of Patapsco Ave. and threatened a cashier, said Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a city police spokeswoman.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | February 9, 1998
After 10 years, a tiny post office in Lutherville -- a friendly gathering spot for scores of residents -- has closed, leaving its customers without a nearby branch.All because of a mailbox.Lucy Smith, an independent contractor who operated the satellite branch at Ridgely Road and Kurtz Avenue for the U.S. Postal Service, wanted to have a regulation blue box on the property moved closer to her office for safety reasons.But M. L. Jain, owner of the professional building where the post office was located, refused.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2010
Federal postal investigators say that when mail employee Andrew Walsh saw a greeting card, he saw an opportunity. The 51-year-old night-shift supervisor at the U.S. Postal Service processing and distribution center in Baltimore has been charged with theft of mail after Walsh was seen during covert surveillance opening greeting cards at a conveyor belt, according to authorities. A search of his vehicle recovered about 450 gift cards. Federal prosecutors said the investigation was launched after officials received reports that more than 1,200 greeting cards were rifled through over the past three months.
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