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By Mike Cassidy, Mercury News Columnist

If anybody should be worried about the precarious position of the U.S. Postal Service, you'd figure Harry Whitehouse would be the guy.

His entire business and the livelihood of the 168 workers who toil away at its world headquarters on a quiet Palo Alto street depend on the mail service. You know, the one that once prided itself on being undeterred by the elements, but which now is raising postal rates, contemplating ending Saturday mail delivery and losing many billions of dollars a year.

But Whitehouse, who favors flip flops, aloha shirts and Dr. Brown's Soda, isn't the sort to worry.

“There is a bright future for the postal service,” Whitehouse says. “I'm less worried than I've ever been.”

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