Thursday, April 8, 2010

Headlines can sometimes make strange neighbors

Here, virtually verbatim, is an excerpt from today's PR Newswire, a wire service for journalists. The excerpts appeared exactly this way, precisely in this order:

* Rep. Loretta Sanchez Calls for Investigation of Military Food Services Contract
WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) today announced that she is asking the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate the U.S. Marine Corps' primary food services vendor for excessive waste and possible food safety concerns. Sodexo, which is currently nearing the end of its eight-year, $881 million contract with the Marine Corps, has been under scrutiny following multiple reports of food safety non-compliance and a drastic, mid-contract change to its food operations.

* Sodexo-operated Mess Hall at Parris Island Wins Top USMC Honors
GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo-operated Mess Hall 590 at Marine Corps Base Parris Island in S.C. earned the highest honor for a food service operation in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) recently when the operation was named the winner of the 2010 W.P.T. Hill Memorial Award. This marks the first time ever a recruit mess hall that serves thousands of Marine recruits everyday, three times a day has won the designation.

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