Services: A New Postman Cometh

Shades of Wells Fargo and the old Pony Express. In cities throughout Oklahoma last week, a pair of young businessmen, Thomas Murray, 43, and Darrel Hinshaw, 31, were operating their own private postal system in direct competition with Uncle Sam—and making money at it too. No wonder. The U.S. Post Office these days is a monument to inefficiency, and week after week the catalogue of complaints grows fatter. Curious to learn what was in the badly battered package delivered by the postman, a Cleveland physician ripped off the wrapping and released a...

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