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In one of baseball’s most memorable pitching duels, Giants’ Juan Marichal and Braves’ Warren Spahn both hurl 15 scoreless innings before Willie Mays ends the marathon with a homer off Spahnie in the bottom of the 16th giving San Francisco a 1-0 win.
Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind, one of the best-selling novels of all time and the basis for a blockbuster 1939 movie, is published on this day in 1936.
In 1926, Mitchell was forced to quit her job as a reporter at the Atlanta Journal to recover from a series of physical injuries. With too much time on her hands, Mitchell soon grew restless. Working on a Remington typewriter, a gift from her second husband, John R. Marsh, in their cramped one-bedroom apartment, Mitchell began telling the story of an Atlanta belle named Pansy O’Hara.
Our friends at BBDO look like they are having fun in our suite at the Braves game Saturday night.
Especially with a 6-5 Victory in the 9th inning !!
Today is my father’s birthday (if he were still alive)…born June 12, 1910. He would be 103 years old today. He had always wanted to live to be 90, but passed away just a week shy of his 90th birthday.
**He is on the left, sitting with his business partner A.C. Castleberry.
One of our paper suppliers, Athens Paper, sent an ice cream truck over this morning for all of our employees thanking us for our business. It was a very nice gesture and greatly appreciated.
Pulte Group, Inc., one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, plans to move its headquarters from Bloomfield Hills, Mich., to Atlanta and is seeking 80,000 to 100,000 square feet of office space for about 300 employees, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.
Pulte operates in 60 markets nationwide under brand names Centex, Pulte Homes and Del Webb.
Pulte Group which is Atlanta’s largest homebuilder, broke ground in late 2012 on the first phase of “WoodRush,” a project in Marietta that initially will include almost 60 homes and plus… 25 single-family units in the first phase were under contract.
Demand was brisk enough that Pulte in May began developing the second phase of the project.
The company’s website says Pulte was started in 1950 when 18-year-old William Pulte, with the help of five of his high-school friends, built a five-room bungalow near Detroit City Airport using a floor plan from the Home of the Week section of the Detroit Times. The home sold for $10,000.
The company became the nation’s largest home builder in 2009 when it bought rival Centex, Inc., for $1.3 billion in stock.
Tucker Mailing, Printing & Distribution has just installed an envelope press…Xante Impressia. It will print both sides of an envelope with 3 sides bleeding. The press will also print up to a 12 x 49 sheet !! The quality is amazing…2400 dpi !! Envelopes from 3-5/8 x 5-1/4 up to 12 x 15 can be printed on the press…and the press will print on almost any substrate.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service released the results of a new survey today showing 80 percent of Americans support the new six-day package, five-day mail delivery schedule announced last week that the Postal Service intends to implement the week of Aug. 5, 2013. The survey, commissioned for the Postal Service, was completed by Ipsos, a leading independent market research company.
“These survey results illustrate the strong public support for our new delivery schedule in communities across the country,” said Postmaster General and CEO Patrick R. Donahoe. “The American public understands the financial challenges of the Postal Service and supports this new delivery schedule as a prudent, responsible and reasonable approach to address our urgent financial situation.”
The survey, conducted between February 8-11, shows consistently high support for the new six-day package, five-day mail delivery schedule among urban, suburban, and rural communities as well as among all age groups and income levels.
Support rose to 85 percent among all respondents when asked if they would support the new delivery schedule if it helped stabilize the financial situation of the Postal Service. The survey included responses from 1,002 U.S. residents ages 18 and over and has a margin of error of ± 3.1 percent.
Market research previously conducted by the Postal Service and independent research by major news outlets indicated that nearly seven out of ten Americans (70 percent) supported the switch to five-day delivery as a way for the Postal Service to reduce costs in its effort to return the organization to financial stability. By maintaining six-day package delivery, support for the new delivery schedule increased to 80 percent support according to the recent survey results. While recent surveys conducted by major news outlets again show seven out of ten Americans support moving to a five-day mail delivery schedule, the USPS poll results are slightly higher because it emphasized the continued six-day delivery of packages and that the new delivery schedule would help improve the financial footing of the Postal Service.
Tonight at Philips Arena The Atlanta Hawks play The Dallas Mavericks at 8:00. A win will give them home court advantage through the first round of the playoffs vs The Boston Celtics !
A change in the league’s playoff seeding rules several years ago gave teams with a better record the advantage in the postseason despite divisional championships. Although the Celtics (38-27) earned one of the top four seeds by virtue of winning the Atlantic Division, the Hawks (39-26) could finish with a better record. A Hawks victory over the Mavericks or a Celtics loss to the Bucks in Thursday night’s final games would give the Hawks home-court advantage. A Hawks loss and a Celtics win would give the edge to Boston, based on tiebreakers (division winner and head-to-head record).
LET’S GO HAWKS !!!!!