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Use Common Sense to Avoid Mail Delays: Military postal customers and their families can help minimize anticipated mail service delays by using a bit of common sense, a military postal official said. "Don’t send anything that can leave a powdery residue," said Capt. Eugene DuCom, deputy commander of the Military Postal Service Agency. "Don’t send [laundry] detergent or coffee creamer … or anything that might spill and leave a white powder. That will only halt the process." There are sure to be mail service delays in the wake of the anthrax poisonings, but those delays aren’t likely to be debilitating, DuCom said, just an inconvenience. "There will be delays, but the mail won’t simply stop," he said.

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