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Nov. 17, 1916
To the huge relief of Post Office Department employees, the service sets a limit of 200 pounds a day to be shipped by any one customer. Builders were finding it cheaper to send supplies via post than via wagon freight. In one instance, 80,000 bricks for a new bank were shipped parcel post from Salt Lake City to Vernal, Utah, 170 miles away. The new directive also barred the shipment of humans: a child involved in a couple’s custody fight was shipped—for 17¢—from Stillwell to South Bend, Ind., in a crate labeled “live baby” .

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News Items - August /September 2013
Posted On: Nov 01, 2013

UC2 drivers, day center aides, residential aides unite for justice
Sept. 25, 2013 | Workers employed by Unified Community Connections (UC2) who serve children and adults with varying disabilities came together Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at the Union Hall to celebrate their recent affiliation with the Union, build unity, and discuss strategies for winning first contracts. On hand to address the workers were Secretary-Treasurer and Chief Negotiator Sean Cedenio, NAACP/Baltimore Chapter President Tessa Hill-Aston, Trustee/Organizer Moses Jackson, and IBT organizer Katie Finn.

Reminder! New Maryland cell phone, seat belt laws in effect Oct. 1
Sept. 27, 2013 | Effective Tuesday, October 1, if you are caught driving while talking on your hand-held cell phone, you will be pulled over and issued a $75 ticket. Previously, police could only ticket a driver for cell phone use if the driver was stopped for a primary offense, such as speeding. Maryland's new get-tough law upgrades the state's existing hand-held cell phone law to primary status. A second offense will cost you $125, a third and subsequent offenses, $175. Additionally, the new seat belt law requires all passengers to wear a seat belt while traveling in the backseat of any vehicle. It is a secondary law and carries a $50 fine. (The primary law covers an unrestrained driver and/or passenger in the front seat.)


 
 
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