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BURD HONORED BY U.S. LABOR DEPT. PLEASANTON, Calif. Steve Burd, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Safeway here, was presented last week with the 2008 SPIRIT award by the U.S. Labor Department, recognizing Safeway's leadership in furthering employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Abbott was named a co-winner at a ceremony in Washington.

BURD HONORED BY U.S. LABOR DEPT.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Steve Burd, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Safeway here, was presented last week with the 2008 SPIRIT award by the U.S. Labor Department, recognizing Safeway's leadership in furthering employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Abbott was named a co-winner at a ceremony in Washington. Safeway employs nearly 10,000 people with intellectual and physical dis

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