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By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,Staff Writer | December 17, 1992
Seven inmates at the Eastern Correctional Institution were placed in isolation yesterday, as investigators launched a probe into alleged financial improprieties at the Somerset County prison commissary, correction officials confirmed.A prison source said investigators also planned to question correctional officers at the institution about apparent thefts of goods and money from the commissary operation, but a spokesman for the Division of Correction said he had no knowledge of that aspect of the probe.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2013
More than 500 civilian workers at Fort Meade will receive furlough notices over the next week, base officials said Wednesday. Supervisors and managers plan to hand deliver notices to more than 425 garrison employees by June 4. The notices describe plans for one furlough day per week from July 8 through Sept. 30. The Office of Personnel Management requires 30 days' notice before placing employees on temporary non-duty, non-pay status. "We thought it important that supervisors and managers hand deliver the notices to ensure every employee received them and had a chance to ask questions," said John Moeller, deputy garrison commander at the Army base in Anne Arundel County.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,Sun Staff Writer | March 6, 1994
The battle of the food carts at Aberdeen Proving Ground's cramped commissary will end Tuesday when a new grocery facility opens at the post.The 60,000-square-foot supermarket, with a 31,000-square-foot jTC sales area, looks like the kind of modern-day store that most civilians are familiar with. The supermarket will be used by active military personnel and their families, retired military and members of military reserve units.For the more than 17,000 shoppers at the proving ground, it is a state-of-the-art improvement over the old building, which was built in 1917 as a horse stable.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2011
A team that includes businessman C. William Struever and a nonprofit developer from East Baltimore has been selected to receive a $3 million state grant to help renovate a former printing plant, possibly for use as a "healthy foods" commissary for the city school system. Gov. Martin O'Malley has scheduled a Friday news conference to announce that the state is awarding the funds to convert the former A. Hoen Lithograph plant, an 85,000-square-foot facility at Chester and Biddle streets that has been vacant for decades, to a light industrial facility for one or more users.
NEWS
December 10, 2006
Stephen Angelo Cannizzaro, a retired commissary officer and bingo fan, died of heart failure Dec. 2 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. The longtime Hamilton resident was 90. His parents emigrated from Sicily in the late 1800s, passing through Ellis Island, N.Y., and first settling in Baltimore's Little Italy neighborhood. Mr. Cannizzaro, one of 11 children, was born there and spent much of his youth living in Philadelphia. He worked as a dishwasher and later was a chef at the old Kugler's Restaurant on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia.
NEWS
November 21, 1992
Emily G. Harp, a retired meat wrapper at the Fort Meade commissary, died Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center of heart failure.Services for Mrs. Harp, who was 88 and lived in Severn, were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.She retired in 1969 after working for more than 30 years at the commissary, a supermarket for military personnel.The former Emily G. Pumphrey was a native of Severn. Her husband, Charles Harp, died in 1968.
NEWS
May 20, 2002
Annapolis company wins media award for defense video Take One Digital Media Works has been awarded "winner" status in the 2002 Telly Awards competition. Take One, located in Annapolis, entered a promotional video for the Defense Commissary Agency titled The Commissary: Serving Up Savings!, which won the top spot in the Government Relations category. The seven-minute video was taped on location in Virginia Beach, Va., last fall with a cast of four actors portraying members of the Armed Services experiencing the benefits of Commissary shopping.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | July 8, 1992
Bunny Dwin, one of Baltimore's best-known caterers, is giving up the chore of running her own business and is joining forces with one of the largest catering businesses in the Baltimore area.Ms. Dwin, whose Bunny Dwin Caterers feeds partygoers at about 1,000 private and corporate functions each year, will begin work today at Classic Catering People, said Eddie Dopkin, president of Classic.Mr. Dopkin said that recruiting Ms. Dwin was "a very positive move" for Classic Catering, which has about 200 employees at its commissary in Owings Mills.
BUSINESS
By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,Washington Bureau of The Sun | July 24, 1995
WASHINGTON -- It is surely one of the most bizarre battles the military has found itself engaged in. Call it the Froot Loops War.It is being fought over who should be able to put what on the breakfast tables of the nation's men and women in uniform.On one side, fighting a rear-guard action, are major cereal manufacturers, like Kellogg. They want to protect their commanding positions on the shelves of the nation's 315 military commissaries, where 1.5 million active duty troops, their families, reservists and retirees shop.
NEWS
By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Staff Writer | May 14, 1992
Bill Ramsey, 52, a legally blind vendor from East Baltimore, says he worked hard over the last eight years selling soap, cigarettes and other supplies to roughly 850 inmates at the Baltimore County Detention Center.Under a special state program for the blind, Mr. Ramsey is allowed to operate his jail-house commissary rent-free and with no competition. He employs four sighted workers and says he manages to gross about $30,000 a year after expenses.But the sheriff and the county executive are planning to seek bids from private vendors who would operate the commissary and pay the county a commission.
NEWS
Jacques Kelly | November 26, 2010
My family did not patronize Baltimore's suburban shopping centers in the days after Thanksgiving. We were downtown people and adhered to the customs of the day. I watched the old Hochschild-Kohn Toytown Parade from the curb at Maryland Avenue and 29th Street; a night or two later, we drove downtown while the stores were closed and took in the window displays. Finally, days later, we might begin Christmas shopping, possibly with a breakfast at the Read's drugstore, one of the anchors of the busy Howard and Lexington corner.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | August 23, 2008
Stephen Boyd Brown, a former commissary worker and Marine Corps veteran, died Aug. 16 at his Glen Burnie home. He was 57. Mr. Brown died of undetermined causes, said his daughter, Kelly L. Brown Vensel of Hampstead. Mr. Brown was born in Lovettsville, Va., and was raised there and in New York City. He eventually moved to Pasadena, where he graduated from Northeast High School in 1970. From 1971 to 1974, he served as a lance corporal in the Marine Corps. The former Hampstead resident was an expediter at Westinghouse Electric Corp.
NEWS
December 10, 2006
Stephen Angelo Cannizzaro, a retired commissary officer and bingo fan, died of heart failure Dec. 2 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. The longtime Hamilton resident was 90. His parents emigrated from Sicily in the late 1800s, passing through Ellis Island, N.Y., and first settling in Baltimore's Little Italy neighborhood. Mr. Cannizzaro, one of 11 children, was born there and spent much of his youth living in Philadelphia. He worked as a dishwasher and later was a chef at the old Kugler's Restaurant on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia.
NEWS
May 20, 2002
Annapolis company wins media award for defense video Take One Digital Media Works has been awarded "winner" status in the 2002 Telly Awards competition. Take One, located in Annapolis, entered a promotional video for the Defense Commissary Agency titled The Commissary: Serving Up Savings!, which won the top spot in the Government Relations category. The seven-minute video was taped on location in Virginia Beach, Va., last fall with a cast of four actors portraying members of the Armed Services experiencing the benefits of Commissary shopping.
BUSINESS
By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,Washington Bureau of The Sun | July 24, 1995
WASHINGTON -- It is surely one of the most bizarre battles the military has found itself engaged in. Call it the Froot Loops War.It is being fought over who should be able to put what on the breakfast tables of the nation's men and women in uniform.On one side, fighting a rear-guard action, are major cereal manufacturers, like Kellogg. They want to protect their commanding positions on the shelves of the nation's 315 military commissaries, where 1.5 million active duty troops, their families, reservists and retirees shop.
NEWS
By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,Sun Staff Writer | June 25, 1995
It took only three minutes and 45 seconds for the Base Closure and Realignment Commission to change the rest of Ginger Baylor's life."No one knows what to do. There's no future here," said Mrs. Baylor, 26, sipping a beer at the American Legion Hall in the town of Cascade, in the shadow of one of the Army bases selected for closing by the commission Friday."
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2013
More than 500 civilian workers at Fort Meade will receive furlough notices over the next week, base officials said Wednesday. Supervisors and managers plan to hand deliver notices to more than 425 garrison employees by June 4. The notices describe plans for one furlough day per week from July 8 through Sept. 30. The Office of Personnel Management requires 30 days' notice before placing employees on temporary non-duty, non-pay status. "We thought it important that supervisors and managers hand deliver the notices to ensure every employee received them and had a chance to ask questions," said John Moeller, deputy garrison commander at the Army base in Anne Arundel County.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen | August 23, 2008
Stephen Boyd Brown, a former commissary worker and Marine Corps veteran, died Aug. 16 at his Glen Burnie home. He was 57. Mr. Brown died of undetermined causes, said his daughter, Kelly L. Brown Vensel of Hampstead. Mr. Brown was born in Lovettsville, Va., and was raised there and in New York City. He eventually moved to Pasadena, where he graduated from Northeast High School in 1970. From 1971 to 1974, he served as a lance corporal in the Marine Corps. The former Hampstead resident was an expediter at Westinghouse Electric Corp.
NEWS
By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,Sun Staff Writer | March 6, 1994
The battle of the food carts at Aberdeen Proving Ground's cramped commissary will end Tuesday when a new grocery facility opens at the post.The 60,000-square-foot supermarket, with a 31,000-square-foot jTC sales area, looks like the kind of modern-day store that most civilians are familiar with. The supermarket will be used by active military personnel and their families, retired military and members of military reserve units.For the more than 17,000 shoppers at the proving ground, it is a state-of-the-art improvement over the old building, which was built in 1917 as a horse stable.
NEWS
By William F. Zorzi Jr. and William F. Zorzi Jr.,Staff Writer | December 17, 1992
Seven inmates at the Eastern Correctional Institution were placed in isolation yesterday, as investigators launched a probe into alleged financial improprieties at the Somerset County prison commissary, correction officials confirmed.A prison source said investigators also planned to question correctional officers at the institution about apparent thefts of goods and money from the commissary operation, but a spokesman for the Division of Correction said he had no knowledge of that aspect of the probe.
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