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RESPONSE TO TERROR | IN BRIEF / ALASKA

Postal Service to Keep Santa's Mail Program

November 03, 2001|Times Wire Services

Letters to Santa Claus mailed to the town of North Pole from all over the world will be opened this holiday season despite the anthrax scare, the U.S. Postal Service said Friday.

Postal staffers in Alaska had worried they would have to ignore the expected heaps of letters, which are usually answered under Santa's name by volunteers.

Agency headquarters in Washington, D.C., decided to let the 50-year tradition continue, said Scott Budny, Postal Service spokesman for the western regional office in Denver.

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