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By Lisa Schwarzbaum and Lisa Schwarzbaum,special to the sun | June 9, 1996
"Coyote v. Acme," by Ian Frazier. FSG. 121 pages. Everything in popular culture is amusing if you observe it through a monocle. And no publication has squinted with more arch detachment - at least until Tina Brown took over as editor - than the New Yorker, which, for 50 years, has made an art of magnifying the smallest blips on the zeitgeist screen until they appear to be big, silly blobs and then winking, "Good Lord, what do you make of this?" In turn, this patented ironic spin on the desperately un-ironic has spawned a thousand college humor magazines, 25 years of "Saturday Night Live," five nights a week of David Letterman, and an army of imitators, all of whom think that if you skewer presidential candidates and labor-saving kitchen devices and throw in a few references to dead philosophers, you're ready for a cool gig writing for "The Simpsons."
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BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,Sun Staff Writer | May 19, 1994
Giant Food Inc. launched a Delaware Valley supermarket war last month by opening its 158th store, a shiny, upscale mart in Bear, Del., near Wilmington.Landover-based Giant has grown into the country's 12th-biggest grocery chain by flooding the Baltimore-Washington area with its stores and getting local consumers to buy more food in them than anywhere else.But fish gotta swim, and publicly traded corporations gotta get bigger. Giant can't build many more Baltimore-Washington stores without hurting itself.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,Staff Writer | January 28, 1994
If you think about it, whatever horrible curse has befallen actress Susan Lucci now seems to have enshrouded the Super Bowl-bound Buffalo Bills.Fourteen times, Susan Lucci has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy for her work on the popular soap "All My Children."And 14 times, the poor woman has watched as some other actress yelps with joy, rushes to the podium and cradles a gleaming gold trophy while dabbing her eyes with a Kleenex.Could you blame Ms. Lucci if she came home every day and threw a shoe at the dog?
NEWS
By MIKE ROYKO | November 2, 1992
In addition to his many other character flaws, it now turns out that Gov. Bill Clinton is a thief.This shocking information comes to us from -- of all people -- the Bush-Quayle Re-Election Committee.It was revealed in a commercial that has been running on Illinois radio stations. In it, a doomsday-voice announcer says that Clinton has been "stealing jobs" from Illinois.And they present an actual case of job theft: "Gov. Clinton stole jobs from workers at Acme Frame Products. . . . Acme Frame Products closed down, fired its workers, and moved to Arkansas."
NEWS
By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | May 24, 1992
One of Havre de Grace's biggest eyesores is getting a face lift.Renovation work has started at the former Acme grocery building, at the corner of Revolution Street and Bloomsbury Avenue, to transform the structure into a shining, modern office.When the center opens in November, it will be the headquarters for the Eye Care Center, a joint venture by The Hirsch Eye Group and Vision Associates Inc., which formed the Sight Center Limited Partnership for the project.The renovation has also become a catalyst for other area upgrades, said Stan Ruchlewicz, director of the city's department of planning.
BUSINESS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Evening Sun Staff | September 9, 1991
It has been half a year since Nancy Schaffer's company bought the long-vacant supermarket building in the 6200 block of North Charles St. for $1.95 million, and the opening of a new Eddie's market there is still another half-year away.But, when the store finally opens, Schaffer says, "it's going to be good."Schaffer is president of Roland Park-Victor's Mkt. Inc., better known as the Eddie's Super Market in the 5100 block of Roland Ave. Several other Eddie's markets in the area, once part of a chain, are owned by other people and aren't related to Schaffer's operation.
BUSINESS
By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Evening Sun Staff | February 15, 1991
The old, abandoned Acme Market building in Woodbrook, once a bustling part of the community, may soon undergo a face-lift and regain its vitality if a local businesswoman has her way.Nancy Schaffer, co-owner of Eddie's Super Markets of Roland Park and president of Roland Park-Victor's Market Inc., has purchased the nearly 17,000-square-foot building for an undisclosed amount from its previous owner, Giant Food Inc.The building in the 6200 block of N....
BUSINESS
October 10, 1990
Acme Foods Co. of Baltimore, a distributor of meat products, has been acquired by Goodmark Foods Inc. of Raleigh, N.C., for an undisclosed price.Acme is a regional marketer of meat snacks with annual sales of about $7 million, according to Goodmark.Goodmark's brands include Slim Jim, Penrose,and Pemmican meat snacks, Rachel's brownies and Andy Capp's snacks.Acme, which is located in the Holabird Industrial Park, distributes Magic Chef pickled meats, Eagle Canyon beef snacks and Big Mama pickled sausage.
NEWS
September 13, 1990
George M. Buchwald, retired warehouse superintendent for the Acme Markets, died Saturday at Baltimore County General Hospital after a stroke.Mr. Buchwald, who was 81 and lived on Townhill Road in Carney, retired in 1972 after 40 years at the company's Baltimore warehouse.The Baltimore native was a machinist's mate in the Navy in the 1920s and 1930s, becoming a chief petty officer.He was an Orioles fan and liked flower gardening.Mr. Buchwald's first marriage, to Ethel Meyers, ended in divorce.
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