July 25, 2006 |
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., parrying criticism from labor groups and lawmakers, hired former Democratic advisor Leslie Dach to oversee the company's lobbying and public relations. Dach, 52, will fill a new position and report to Chief Executive H. Lee Scott starting in late August, the Bentonville, Ark.-based company said. Dach is vice chairman of Edelman Public Relations, responsible for the firm's Washington office and head of its Wal-Mart team.
September 24, 1988 |
Democratic presidential nominee Michael S. Dukakis, expanding his effort to court black voters, has signed up the Rev. Jesse Jackson for radio ads and named a prominent Jackson aide to his staff of advisers, campaign officials said Friday. Jackson is scheduled to record the radio spots today, Dukakis campaign aide Donna Brazile said.
May 28, 1988 |
Dayton Duncan, deputy press secretary to Walter F. Mondale during his 1984 presidential campaign, has been named national press secretary for the Dukakis presidential campaign. Duncan, 38, will join the Democratic front-runner's staff in mid-June, Dukakis' campaign office said Thursday. Duncan served from 1979 to 1983 as press secretary and chief of staff to the late New Hampshire Gov. Hugh Gallen. He lives in Roxbury, N.H. Duncan replaces Patricia O'Brien, who resigned last November.
November 28, 1987 |
Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis shook up his Democratic presidential campaign staff Friday, accepting the resignation of press secretary Patricia O'Brien and promoting field director Jack Corrigan to director of campaign operations. The departure of O'Brien, 50, had been rumored for several days. Boston newspapers reported that she had alienated many members of Dukakis' inner circle and had fallen short of expectations in dealing with the press.
June 4, 2011 |
Wal-Mart wants to extract more green out of greening. The retail giant's supercenter in Lancaster recently installed fuel cells that provide half of the electricity to the 222,876-square-foot store. It has punched holes in the roof for skylights that provide 70% of the store's lighting needs during the day. To help keep the scorching sun at bay and cool the building naturally, it has painted the roof white. The store has been recognized for being eco-friendly, but Wal-Mart Stores Inc. officials say they're actually happier with how the upgrades have improved the bottom line.
October 20, 1988 |
Democrat Michael S. Dukakis struck back at George Bush's negative attacks today by comparing his Republican rival's campaign to the Watergate cover-up of the Nixon White House. "Truth was the first casualty in the Nixon White House and it was the first casualty in the Bush campaign," Dukakis said in a speech to Southern New England Telephone Co. employees. "I believe the American people value the truth in politics and I'm going to do everything I can to make sure the truth wins," he said.