By Joe O'Donnell
1. Negotiation impasse
The U.S. Postal Service released the following statement on May 28 regarding negotiations with the American Postal Workers Union:
"On May 27, negotiations on a new labor contract between the United States Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO (APWU) came to an impasse. The parties will continue to follow the current agreement until a new contract is reached through the dispute resolution process."
2. Stamps of the world
Gregory W. Frux explores the wildlife-emphasizing stamps of Costa Rica.
3. Born on June 1
When the 32¢ Marilyn Monroe stamp was issued June 1, 1995 (Scott 2967), it was the first issue in the Legends of Hollywood commemorative series that continues today.
4. Week's Most Read
Linn's Stamp News looked back at its five most-read stories of last week, according to reader metrics.
5. First time to the new Linns.com?
Editorial Director Donna Houseman explains the website's redesign.