Floridians Try Nutty Way To Their Save Post Office
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Budget cuts are forcing many post offices to close, and one community in South Florida is so distressed about the potential loss of its post office that it sent a message to Washington, D.C.
And that's our last word in business today: first class coconut.
Residents in the town of Lantana mailed 500 coconuts to the postmaster general and hundreds more on the way - maybe up to 2,000. Apparently you can mail a coconut without packaging through the U.S. mail. It's already packaged. Just make sure the address is taped on securely and it will cost you about $4 a nut.
That's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.
RENEE, MONTAGNE, host:
And I'm Renee Montagne.
(Soundbite of song, "Coconut")
Mr. HARRY NILSSON (Singer/Songwriter): (Singing) Bruder bought a coconut, he bought it for a dime. His sister had another one she paid it for de lime. She put de lime in de coconut...
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