Archive / April 18, 2012

TEARS OF YOM HASHOAH

(Editor’s Note: Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, began last night as a solemn observance of the more than six million European Jews who died at the hands of their Nazi oppressors between 1933 and 1945. Established in 1953, the day is observed on the 27th day in the Hebrew month of Nisan. This year that date is today April 19, 2012. It began, by tradition, at sundown April 18, 2012. Many observances are schedule this weekend throughout the United States.)

By NORMAN M. COVERT

My first experience and understanding of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, came April 17, 1991 when I had the privilege of being master of ceremonies for a joint observance at the U.… Read More

U.S. MAIL: “GLOOM OF NIGHT….”

By NORMAN M. COVERT 

The U. S. Postal Service (USPS) has fallen on hard times, if you see what the rest of us see. USPS is getting so it cannot live up to its accepted credo and we are stuck in that “gloom of night….”

I cannot remember a time when mail was so delayed in transit that it is received weeks after the expected date.

 My tunic is being gored here and it is past time to straighten out the mess.

 I understand the 546K career USPS employees processed 167.9 billion pieces of mail last year and grossed $66 billion.… Read More