Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Pathmark celebrates 40th anniversary, Solar Panels expanding in stores, Primary Results and Wednesday Morning One Liners...

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Morning Read: 09/10/2008
All 139 Pathmark stores will celebrate the chain’s 40th anniversary this Saturday with special giveaways and discounts, according to A&P here.
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Online grocer FreshDirect has partnered with LaGuardia Community College to offer 60 plant workers free weekly English classes. The 30-hour program will end on Oct. 23.


The Food Emporium will host a “Taste of Africa” food sampling from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at its BridgeMarket store at 405 East 59th St.
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The New York Times writes about new grocery store trends.
Wal-Mart, Macy's, Kohl's, BJ's Wholesale Club, Target, Staples and Whole Foods are among the chains that have begun putting solar panels on their roofs.
As Wal-Mart Stores prepares to open its first Marketside locations in the Phoenix area, the company is reportedly scouting locations in Southern California as well, the Financial Times of London reported yesterday.
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Newsday writes on the continuing rise of food prices & declining fuel prices.
Wal-Mart is being sued for many violations in NJ.
The Dubai Balducci's is revolutionary for the Middle East, being cited as "unbelievable".
The Illinois Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued Wal-Mart in federal court on behalf of a Rockford woman who claims she was fired because she had epilepsy.


Politics
Here are the 2008 Primary Election results.


Mike McMahon, 74 percent
Steve Harrison, 26 percent


Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver soundly beat challengers Paul Newell and Luke Henry by capturing 68 percent of the vote with 6,743 ballots. Newell received 2,301 votes and Henry 879.


McCain camp released an ad that claims Obama wants Sex Education for Kindergartners.


Mayor Bloomberg is still mulling over term limits.


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A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
  - Bill Vaughan


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