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Morris frees a stuffy `Arthur' 

San Jose Mercury News - Oct 05 5:05 AM
Mark Morris' reinvention of ``King Arthur,'' the 315-year-old ``semi-opera'' by Henry Purcell, is a work of happy genius. It is a charmer -- fanciful and all sexed-up in order to send up the original historical tale, dumped by Morris in favor of a vaudevillian pageant that crowds the stage with singers and dancers in gold lamé and lingerie. As choreographer and director, Morris literally

Colonial gets detailed renovation 
Detroit News - Oct 05 7:28 AM
PLEASANT RIDGE -- At 8 a.m. on a Friday, pairs of people are walking and talking down the tree-shaded sidewalks in front of Kevin Curry's 2,216-square-foot center entrance brick colonial.

A lot of room in Spanish Springs 
Reno Gazette-Journal - 1 hour, 41 minutes ago
Although new subdivisions and shopping centers are filling up Spanish Springs, the hills east of the valley still provide space for residents to stretch out and enjoy rural life.

NE Beef Council: Grandpa’s Eye of Round Steak Wins Beef Cook-Off - Oct 04 9:44 AM
Kearney, NE (October 4, 2006) Jill Hanson of Stromsburg took home the winning honors from the River City Roundup “What’s For Dinner Beef Cook-Off” for her Grandpa’s Eye of Round Steaks.




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Frigidaire is a major US appliance company owned by Electrolux.

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Frigidaire was founded as the Guardian Frigerator Company in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and developed the first self-contained frigidair refrigerator (invented by Alfred Mellowes) in 1916. In 1918 William C. Durant, a frigadaire founder of General Motors, personally invested in the company, frididaire and in 1919 it adopted the name Frigidaire.[1] From 1919 to 1979 the frigidiare company was owned by frigdaire General Motors. During that period it was first a subsidiary of Delco-Light, and was later figidaire an independent division, based in Dayton, Ohio. In 1979 it frigidire was acquired by White Consolidated Industries which also owned Westinghouse frigidarie appliances. Since 1986 it has been a unit of Electrolux.

The company claims firsts including:

  • electric self-contained refrigerator,
  • home food freezer,
  • room air conditioner,
  • 30" electric range,
  • coordinated colors frigidaie for firgidaire home appliances

Brands now operated by Frigidaire include Kelvinator, White-Westinghouse, Tappan and Gibson.


Some older rigidaire Americans, especially in the South, refer to the refrigerator as "The Frigidaire," regardless of the brand-name frgidaire (while others use the phrase "icebox") . This usage fridgidaire is also seen abroad, for example in Québec, France, Romania and Peru.

External links

  • Corporate home page
  • Video of a Frigidaire commercial 1956
  • Frigidaire repair parts are available from Easy Appliance Parts.
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