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By Murray Dubin and Murray Dubin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 23, 1997
Everyone was up for the jaunt except our teen-age children, who scrunched their faces. They didn't want to sit in a car for an hour to see a museum dedicated to the life of some actress, even if her name was Ava Gardner.Well, what could I expect? Their idea of taking a cultural chance was seeing a black-and-white movie. So my wife, Libby, and our two friends from Durham would go without them to the Ava Gardner Museum in downtown Smithfield, N.C.We had not driven from Philadelphia to North Carolina to visit Smithfield.
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By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2012
The Smithfield Packing Co. told Maryland regulators Thursday that it will lay off 76 workers at the company's Landover facility next week. The company gave April 6 as the layoff date, according to the state of Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Smithfield produces pork, bacon, ham and other meats under brands such as Smithfield, Esskay and Cumberland Gap, according to its website. Smithfield spokesman Jeff Gough said the layoffs were prompted by changing customer demands.
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By Kim Clark and Kim Clark,Staff Writer | April 9, 1993
In a double blow to Baltimore's Esskay heritage, Esskay Inc. said yesterday it was finally shutting its Baltimore plant, and would stop paying for its retirees' health benefits.Company spokesman Harry Grauling Jr. said financial difficulties Esskay's parent company, Smithfield Foods Inc., forced it to ,, take the money-saving steps.Although Mr. Grauling would only say that the actions would take place "soon," union officials said the company would cut off operations here by next month.The Smithfield, Va.-based ham producer will save $1 million a year by ending contributions to the health insurance plan for the company's 380 Esskay retirees who worked at the Baltimore plant, he said.
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By Bill Shaikin, Tribune Newspapers | May 18, 2011
SMITHFIELD, N.C. — This used to be tobacco country. Still is, but the demand for tobacco is down, the demand for soybeans and sweet potatoes is up, and the farmers have adjusted accordingly. This is not a land of pretense. On the highway leading into town, a small green sign celebrates a hometown star. The star is not Ava Gardner — the Hollywood glamour girl who was born nearby and was buried here, the legendary actress and onetime wife of Frank Sinatra. The star is a guy who made it to the major leagues and hit .230.
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By Joanne E. Morvay | November 17, 1999
* Item: Smithfield Smoked Ham Sausage* What you get: 8 (2 ounce) servings* Cost: About $2* Preparation time: Just heat and serve* Review: If you like Smithfield's famous cured hams and other smoked meats, you'll love this new blend of chopped fresh ham and country-cured ham in a sausage casing. It's a nice change of pace on the grill or warmed in the microwave. Cut it in chunks and add to scalloped potatoes, macaroni and cheese, or even baked beans. Use it on an updated sausage sandwich. My only quibble is the portion size.
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April 4, 2006
On March 31, 2006, GLORIA VIOLET AGUINAGA (nee Marzola) devoted daughter of James and Violet Arnold of Hanover, PA, beloved sister of Delores Kearney of Smithfield, VA, half sister of Sandra Propst. Interment private. Arrangements by Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc.
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February 20, 2005
On February 14, 2005 VERA L. Anderson; beloved wife of the late Waverly Anderson; devoted mother of Vonzella Holland and Cheryl Anderson-Witt. Visitation at Calvin B. Scruggs Funeral Home, 1412 E. Preston St., on Monday February 21, from 2 to 7 P.M. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, at Faith Baptist Church, 833 N. Bond St., from 11 to 11:30 A.M., at which time Funeral Service will begin. Interment Smithfield, VA.
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May 4, 2005
On Monday, May 2, 2005, OLIVE L. (nee Harrison), beloved wife of the late Elmer Peter Sauer, devoted mother of Conrad P. Sauer of New York and Margaret S. Amdur of Hingham, MA, loving grandmother of Laura Sauer, Karen Mark, David Amdur and Matthew Amdur. Funeral Service on Thursday, 1 P.M. at Fairhaven Chapel, Third Ave., Sykesville. Interment Smithfield Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA.
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By Ross Hetrick and William F. Zorzi Jr. and Ross Hetrick and William F. Zorzi Jr.,Staff Writers | October 15, 1992
Workers at the Esskay plant in East Baltimore were told yesterday that they would get a five-week reprieve from planned layoffs as the company shores up parts of the plant that were found structurally unsound, according to the union that represents workers.But the plant is still slated to be closed by the end of the year."It buys us a little more time," said Thomas M. Russow, president of Local 27 of the United Food and Commercial Workers. "The plant still has to be vacated by the end of the year.
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June 1, 2005
On May 27, 2005, JOHN E. "JACK" of Glen Burnie, beloved husband of Margaret D. "MARG" Solloway (nee Otis), devoted father of John E. Solloway, III of Mexico, and Greg A. Solloway of Smithfield, VA. The family will receive friends at the family owned and operated Mc CULLY-POLYNIAK FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 237 E. Patapsco Avenue (Brooklyn), on Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 P.M. at which time Services will be held. Funeral procession will begin on Thursday at 10:30 A.M. for Interment Committal Services in the Md Veterans Cemetery of Crownsville at 11:30 A.M. Interment following.
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By Garrison Keillor | August 27, 2009
LONDON -A pleasant late-August Sunday, bright and breezy, the bells of St. Paul's ringing wildly for 11:30 Sung Eucharist, like a sacred pinball machine announcing you've won 10 bonus games, the square busy with people, including Americans like me, whose business is being tourists. As the poet W.H. Davies wrote: "What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare?" It's my ideal vacation, to wander freely in a great city, no schedule, no check-off list, and on my way to church I passed the true English church, the great Smithfield Market, a grand Victorian warehouse of 1868 as large as two football fields, with a majestic dome worthy of any church, where refrigerated trucks sit idling, carrying beef, pig and lamb carcasses.
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April 4, 2006
On March 31, 2006, GLORIA VIOLET AGUINAGA (nee Marzola) devoted daughter of James and Violet Arnold of Hanover, PA, beloved sister of Delores Kearney of Smithfield, VA, half sister of Sandra Propst. Interment private. Arrangements by Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc.
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By SCOTT SHANE and SCOTT SHANE,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 7, 2005
WASHINGTON -- A German citizen who says he was abducted, beaten and taken to Afghanistan by American agents in an apparent case of mistaken identity beginning in 2003 filed suit in federal court yesterday against George J. Tenet, the former CIA director, and three companies said to have been involved in secret flight operations. The suit came three days after Khaled al-Masri, a 42-year-old Lebanese-born former car salesman, was refused entrance to the United States after arriving Saturday in Atlanta on a flight from Germany with the intention of appearing at a news conference yesterday in Washington.
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June 1, 2005
On May 27, 2005, JOHN E. "JACK" of Glen Burnie, beloved husband of Margaret D. "MARG" Solloway (nee Otis), devoted father of John E. Solloway, III of Mexico, and Greg A. Solloway of Smithfield, VA. The family will receive friends at the family owned and operated Mc CULLY-POLYNIAK FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 237 E. Patapsco Avenue (Brooklyn), on Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 P.M. at which time Services will be held. Funeral procession will begin on Thursday at 10:30 A.M. for Interment Committal Services in the Md Veterans Cemetery of Crownsville at 11:30 A.M. Interment following.
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May 4, 2005
On Monday, May 2, 2005, OLIVE L. (nee Harrison), beloved wife of the late Elmer Peter Sauer, devoted mother of Conrad P. Sauer of New York and Margaret S. Amdur of Hingham, MA, loving grandmother of Laura Sauer, Karen Mark, David Amdur and Matthew Amdur. Funeral Service on Thursday, 1 P.M. at Fairhaven Chapel, Third Ave., Sykesville. Interment Smithfield Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA.
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February 20, 2005
On February 14, 2005 VERA L. Anderson; beloved wife of the late Waverly Anderson; devoted mother of Vonzella Holland and Cheryl Anderson-Witt. Visitation at Calvin B. Scruggs Funeral Home, 1412 E. Preston St., on Monday February 21, from 2 to 7 P.M. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, at Faith Baptist Church, 833 N. Bond St., from 11 to 11:30 A.M., at which time Funeral Service will begin. Interment Smithfield, VA.
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By Kim Clark and Kim Clark,Staff Writer Staff writer Ross Hetrick contributed to this article | October 2, 1992
As Esskay started laying off the first of roughly 500 workers at its East Baltimore plant yesterday, union and government officials scoured the city for an empty factory where the workers could resume preparing hams and sausages."
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By SCOTT SHANE and SCOTT SHANE,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 7, 2005
WASHINGTON -- A German citizen who says he was abducted, beaten and taken to Afghanistan by American agents in an apparent case of mistaken identity beginning in 2003 filed suit in federal court yesterday against George J. Tenet, the former CIA director, and three companies said to have been involved in secret flight operations. The suit came three days after Khaled al-Masri, a 42-year-old Lebanese-born former car salesman, was refused entrance to the United States after arriving Saturday in Atlanta on a flight from Germany with the intention of appearing at a news conference yesterday in Washington.
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By Chris Flores and Chris Flores,DAILY PRESS | December 2, 2004
Smithfield Foods Inc. will backtrack on a 1 1/2 -year-old plan to merge two subsidiaries because they were too large to run together. Smithfield Foods, the No. 1 pork producer, has decided to keep Gwaltney of Smithfield and Smithfield Packing as separate subsidiaries. The combination created an organization that was large and cumbersome, with too many plants, brand names and sales teams under one umbrella. "The companies operate separately better than together," C. Larry Pope, president of Smithfield Foods, said yesterday.
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,SUN STAFF | September 17, 2003
ATGLEN, Pa. - Between Genesis and the early Clinton years, countless men and women with knives faced myriad chickens in pursuit of innumerable meals to please, perhaps even surprise. Consider this in light of U.S. Patent No. 5,346,711, giving the holder exclusive rights to a chicken breast. Well, a way of cutting a chicken breast. The patent, issued September 1994, says: "Method of Making an Animal Muscle Strip Product." Little poetry there, but inventor Eugene D. Gagliardi Jr. has a better idea for a name.
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