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Americans Usher in Holiday Season by Trampling One Another for a Good Deal on Slippers

Garfield, New Jersey – Shoppers at a local Wal-Mart welcomed in the holiday season early Friday morning by trampling fellow shoppers in order to take advantage of special deals only available Friday morning.

The Garfield, N.J. Wal-Mart, like many other Wal-Mart stores across the country, extended its Black Friday hours to try to compensate for a shorter-than-normal shopping window between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Garfield store held a special sale between 12 a.m. and 3 a.m. early Friday morning, and then opened for business again at 8 a.m. Lines were very long for the early-morning sale, and when the doors opened at 12 a.m., eager customers stomped on one another on their way to saving money on linens, household goods, and electronics.

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Wal-Mart Employees Breathe Freely, Often Move at Will

Little Rock, Arkansas – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. chief executive Lee Scott is out to bolster the image of the gigantic company, having launched a series of print ads intended to point up positive attributes of the chain.

“There are lots of positives. Restrooms, for example,” Scott said, speaking by phone. “We offer air, water, the freedom to walk around on Fridays. We want to get that truth out there, and repair this falsely tarnished image.”

John Herckmen, a former Wal-Mart employee, was run over and killed in the parking lot outside the Birmingham, Alabama store he stocked shelves in. He was then told to go back to work. When he did not return, he was fired for poor performance.

But Annie McClusky, who shops at the Birmingham store, said the incidence doesn’t mean she should have to pay high prices. “I mean, I like my cheese-nips, and I’m sorry a man died and all, but I’m saving 50 cents every damn time. I mean, come on here.”

Wal-Mart Employees Breathe Freely, Often Move at Will