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Man arrested in connection to Medicine Shoppe burglary

BY Drew Buono

FORT SMITH, Ark. One man was arrested last week in connection to a burglary at a Medicine Shoppe. Four others were arrested for either suspicion of a controlled substance or drug paraphernalia or both.

Michael Wayne Bruce was arrested on suspicion of commercial burglary and also possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft of a controlled substance, after police looked through surveillance videos and conducted several interviews.

The tablets, which are believed to be stolen oxycodone, were found inside the cars of three of the apprehended as well in as in a home of the other two.

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Walgreens Offers Free Ink Cartridge Refills

BY Doug Desjardins

DEERFIELD, Ill. Walgreens promoted its inkjet cartridge refills this week by giving away one free refill to customers on Sept. 12. The chain staged the promotion at 3,000 stores where the service is available and allowed customers to bring in one empty black or color cartridge to the photo counter for a free refill.

“Customers appreciate having a more convenient and affordable way to get back to their printing tasks without sacrificing quality,” said John Sugrue, Walgreens general merchandise manager for photofinishing. “For small business owners, students or anyone who prints a lot of documents or Web pages, the savings can add up fast.” Walgreens typically charges $10 for a black cartridge refill and $15 for a color refill.

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GMDC Gives Lifetime Achievement Award to Murray

BY Doug Desjardins

PALM DESERT, Calif. The Global Market Development Center awarded its 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award to former Proctor & Gamble executive Wally Murray at its HBW Conference in Palm Desert, Calif. on Sept. 10.

Murray served in a variety of roles at Proctor & Gamble during his 34-year career in sales and sales management at both the national and global levels. He retired in 2002. The GMDC is the leading global trade association serving general merchandise and health, beauty and wellness retailers. 

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