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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | July 7, 1998
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Proffitt's Inc. is paying top dollar for Saks Holdings Inc., spurring investor concern that the nation's fourth-largest department-store operator is getting away from the bargain-basement ways that made it a favorite on Wall Street.Proffitt's shares fell 9.8 percent after it agreed to buy Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the best-known names in retailing, for $2.82 billion in stock and assumed debt. That's about 11 times Saks' estimated cash flow this year and more than any of Proffitt's recent purchases of regional department store chains.
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June 26, 2009
On June 22, 2009 ELINOR NIEMEYER (nee Dieruff) beloved wife of the late Robert F. Niemeyer; devoted mother of Kathleen Proffitt and her husband Thomas and Keith Niemeyer and his wife Elaine; loving grandmother of Kristin Campaigne and her husband David and Kelly Proffitt and her husband Jonathan Edwards; dear great-grandmother of Jonathan J. Campaigne; cherished sister of Jean Haggerty, Nancy Brong and Charles Dieruff. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and other family. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Road (at Forge Road)
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | February 5, 2009
Alfred Dale Proffitt, a retired city educator who had been vice principal of Roland Park Middle School and whose career spanned more than three decades, died of pulmonary failure Saturday at York Hospital in York, Pa. The former longtime Northeast Baltimore resident was 76. Mr. Proffitt, the son of a Southern Railway carpenter, was born in Monroe, Va., the youngest of five brothers and a sister. "His father named him for Alf Landon but his mother didn't like that name and added the Dale," said his wife of 54 years, the former Theresa M. Wozniak, a retired educator.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | February 5, 2009
Alfred Dale Proffitt, a retired city educator who had been vice principal of Roland Park Middle School and whose career spanned more than three decades, died of pulmonary failure Saturday at York Hospital in York, Pa. The former longtime Northeast Baltimore resident was 76. Mr. Proffitt, the son of a Southern Railway carpenter, was born in Monroe, Va., the youngest of five brothers and a sister. "His father named him for Alf Landon but his mother didn't like that name and added the Dale," said his wife of 54 years, the former Theresa M. Wozniak, a retired educator.
BUSINESS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 6, 1998
NEW YORK -- Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the most venerable names in retail, said yesterday that it would be acquired for $2.1 billion by Proffitt's Inc., a Southern retailing company.The proposed deal would represent the end of an era for Saks, whose founders, Horace Saks and Bernard Gimbel, probably never imagined that the famous store on natty Fifth Avenue would one day be part of a retail conglomerate based in Alcoa, Tenn.Since Saks was founded in 1924, it has undergone several changes of ownership, managing to escape the fate of many famous New York stores.
NEWS
June 26, 2009
On June 22, 2009 ELINOR NIEMEYER (nee Dieruff) beloved wife of the late Robert F. Niemeyer; devoted mother of Kathleen Proffitt and her husband Thomas and Keith Niemeyer and his wife Elaine; loving grandmother of Kristin Campaigne and her husband David and Kelly Proffitt and her husband Jonathan Edwards; dear great-grandmother of Jonathan J. Campaigne; cherished sister of Jean Haggerty, Nancy Brong and Charles Dieruff. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and other family. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Road (at Forge Road)
NEWS
November 21, 1990
Record - 68 DIALOG(R)File 714:(Baltimore) The Sun (c) 2004 Baltimore Sun. All rts. reserv.05826147 BISHOP ORDAINS DEACONSWESTMINSTER - Seminarian James D. Proffitt, 26, will be ordained a deacon in the Catholic Church at 10 a.m. services Saturday.Proffitt, the son of Brenda Proffitt of Hampstead and the late James Proffitt, has been interning at St. John's Catholic Church here since May 1989.The ceremony, calling him and two of his classmates at St. Mary's Seminary to the office of deacon, will take place at the Basilica of the Assumption in Baltimore.
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By Angela Gambill and Angela Gambill,Staff writer | December 29, 1991
The sign the handful of people hung at the end of a Cape St. Claire driveway last week was only hand-painted wood.But to the 30 members of the Broadneck Baptist Church, it signified a new home.The church formally took possession of the sanctuary that had been St. Andrew by the Bay Catholic Parish last Sunday after several years of renting the church part-time.When the Catholic church expanded into a larger space at another location, the small Baptist congregation bought the property for $212,000.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | July 28, 2004
Cinderella's pumpkin coach, once part of the Enchanted Forest theme park in Ellicott City, did not receive any bids during the 10 days it was listed on the eBay Internet auction site. When the auction closed near midnight Monday, no bidders had been tempted by the $6,000 starting price placed on the item by two Essex businessmen who bought the car-sized, orange fiberglass coach last month at a charity auction. "We were trying to get a consensus on what people think it is worth," said Elby Proffitt, owner of Precision Environmental Cleaning and Testing.
NEWS
November 18, 2006
David K. Wyatt, 69, Southeast Asia expert David K. Wyatt, a leading authority on Southeast Asia and widely recognized as the foremost historian of Thailand, died of multiple sclerosis Tuesday at a retirement facility near the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, N.Y., where he worked for 36 years. At Cornell, he served as director of the Southeast Asia Program, chairman of the history department and was the John Stambaugh Professor of History and Asian Studies before retiring in 2002.
NEWS
November 18, 2006
David K. Wyatt, 69, Southeast Asia expert David K. Wyatt, a leading authority on Southeast Asia and widely recognized as the foremost historian of Thailand, died of multiple sclerosis Tuesday at a retirement facility near the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, N.Y., where he worked for 36 years. At Cornell, he served as director of the Southeast Asia Program, chairman of the history department and was the John Stambaugh Professor of History and Asian Studies before retiring in 2002.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | August 18, 2004
Cinderella's pumpkin coach, which carried children through the now-defunct Enchanted Forest theme park in Ellicott City for 20 years, will soon make a final journey to a new home at a Howard County farm. The bright-orange fiberglass pumpkin on wheels deteriorated for nearly a decade after the storybook-themed park closed for good in 1994. But in May, it was refurbished by volunteers, auctioned for charity and trucked to the garage of its present owners in Middle River. Now business partners Scott Shepherd and Elby Proffitt believe they have found a better home for the coach at Clark's Elioak Farm, which offers a petting farm, pumpkin patch, hayrides and other family activities along Route 108 in Ellicott City.
NEWS
By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | July 28, 2004
Cinderella's pumpkin coach, once part of the Enchanted Forest theme park in Ellicott City, did not receive any bids during the 10 days it was listed on the eBay Internet auction site. When the auction closed near midnight Monday, no bidders had been tempted by the $6,000 starting price placed on the item by two Essex businessmen who bought the car-sized, orange fiberglass coach last month at a charity auction. "We were trying to get a consensus on what people think it is worth," said Elby Proffitt, owner of Precision Environmental Cleaning and Testing.
FEATURES
By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,SUN STAFF | July 22, 2000
The Goughs, the Mattinglys, the Mudds, the Abells. Their names grace mailboxes, businesses, church rolls and community newspapers throughout Southern Maryland. Nearly 640 miles away, the same names permeate the "Holy Land," a tri-county region in central Kentucky where thousands of Roman Catholic Marylanders from Charles, Prince George's and St. Mary's counties settled after the Revolutionary War. Yesterday, 600 people with those surnames and scores more in common came to Leonardtown from around the country for the National Reunion of Descendants of Maryland to Kentucky, a biennial event held in one state or the other since 1990.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | July 7, 1998
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Proffitt's Inc. is paying top dollar for Saks Holdings Inc., spurring investor concern that the nation's fourth-largest department-store operator is getting away from the bargain-basement ways that made it a favorite on Wall Street.Proffitt's shares fell 9.8 percent after it agreed to buy Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the best-known names in retailing, for $2.82 billion in stock and assumed debt. That's about 11 times Saks' estimated cash flow this year and more than any of Proffitt's recent purchases of regional department store chains.
BUSINESS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 6, 1998
NEW YORK -- Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the most venerable names in retail, said yesterday that it would be acquired for $2.1 billion by Proffitt's Inc., a Southern retailing company.The proposed deal would represent the end of an era for Saks, whose founders, Horace Saks and Bernard Gimbel, probably never imagined that the famous store on natty Fifth Avenue would one day be part of a retail conglomerate based in Alcoa, Tenn.Since Saks was founded in 1924, it has undergone several changes of ownership, managing to escape the fate of many famous New York stores.
FEATURES
By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,SUN STAFF | July 22, 2000
The Goughs, the Mattinglys, the Mudds, the Abells. Their names grace mailboxes, businesses, church rolls and community newspapers throughout Southern Maryland. Nearly 640 miles away, the same names permeate the "Holy Land," a tri-county region in central Kentucky where thousands of Roman Catholic Marylanders from Charles, Prince George's and St. Mary's counties settled after the Revolutionary War. Yesterday, 600 people with those surnames and scores more in common came to Leonardtown from around the country for the National Reunion of Descendants of Maryland to Kentucky, a biennial event held in one state or the other since 1990.
NEWS
By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | August 18, 2004
Cinderella's pumpkin coach, which carried children through the now-defunct Enchanted Forest theme park in Ellicott City for 20 years, will soon make a final journey to a new home at a Howard County farm. The bright-orange fiberglass pumpkin on wheels deteriorated for nearly a decade after the storybook-themed park closed for good in 1994. But in May, it was refurbished by volunteers, auctioned for charity and trucked to the garage of its present owners in Middle River. Now business partners Scott Shepherd and Elby Proffitt believe they have found a better home for the coach at Clark's Elioak Farm, which offers a petting farm, pumpkin patch, hayrides and other family activities along Route 108 in Ellicott City.
NEWS
By Angela Gambill and Angela Gambill,Staff writer | December 29, 1991
The sign the handful of people hung at the end of a Cape St. Claire driveway last week was only hand-painted wood.But to the 30 members of the Broadneck Baptist Church, it signified a new home.The church formally took possession of the sanctuary that had been St. Andrew by the Bay Catholic Parish last Sunday after several years of renting the church part-time.When the Catholic church expanded into a larger space at another location, the small Baptist congregation bought the property for $212,000.
NEWS
November 21, 1990
Record - 68 DIALOG(R)File 714:(Baltimore) The Sun (c) 2004 Baltimore Sun. All rts. reserv.05826147 BISHOP ORDAINS DEACONSWESTMINSTER - Seminarian James D. Proffitt, 26, will be ordained a deacon in the Catholic Church at 10 a.m. services Saturday.Proffitt, the son of Brenda Proffitt of Hampstead and the late James Proffitt, has been interning at St. John's Catholic Church here since May 1989.The ceremony, calling him and two of his classmates at St. Mary's Seminary to the office of deacon, will take place at the Basilica of the Assumption in Baltimore.
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