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Rite Aid’s Top Executive Miller Has Dealt With Adversity Before

CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) — Long before troubled Rite Aid Corp. recruited him to be its new chief executive officer, Robert G. Miller knew how it felt to head a company that some people were labeling a near “dead duck.”<@SM><@SM><TAB>As CEO of Fred Meyer Inc. in the mid-1990s, Miller faced analysts’ dire assessments that his 131-store chain might be finished after an 88-day grocery-clerks strike hurt its public image and cost the company $60 million in revenue.

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Briefs from Hagerstown, Eastern Shore, Western Maryland

<b>Leaking Waste Leaves Man Up S*** Creek</b><br><@SM><@SM><TAB>Environmental regulators are suing a Hagerstown man, contending sewage from his failed cesspool is running into a street.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The lawsuit filed last week in Washington County Circuit Court by the Maryland Department of the Environment seeks to force George Shingleton to connect his residence to the city sewer system and pay a $1,000 fine.

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Where’s The Jazz?

[IMGCAP(1)]There are a handful of cities that can lay claim to being the home of great musical legacies. Included among them are Chicago, Austin, San Francisco, New Orleans, Nashville, Kansas City, New York, Memphis and Seattle, so it is no small thing that Baltimore can count itself among them.

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Preserve for Horseshoe Crabs in Bay

For millions of years the Delaware Bay has been a spawning ground for the horseshoe crab.<@SM><@SM><TAB>But in the last seven years, the bay and several miles of ocean floor outside it have been the fishing grounds of watermen eager to trawl for horseshoe crabs that can be sold for $1 apiece to eel and conch fishermen as bait.

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