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January 24, 1991|By From Staff Reports

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY — Casino Bingo denied operating license

Anne Arundel County has denied an operating license for the owners of Casino Bingo in Annapolis, questioning the character of one partner.

Gerald Marinoff could not "meet the requisite standard for character qualifications," Leroy Jonas, director of inspections and permits, said in a letter dated Tuesday.

It is the second time officials have rejected a bingo applicant since charges surfaced in the summer of 1989 that the owner of the county's largest bingo parlor had ties to organized crime.

Mr. Jonas said his decision was based on 1989 gambling charges lodged against three Pennsylvania companies in which Mr. Marinoff was a partner.

The companies were charged with paying Philadelphia charities flat fees for the right to run games in their names, then pocketing huge profits in violation of state law. The firms paid $100,000 in fines in March 1989 and shut down.

Mr. Jonas ordered Casino Bingo, 30 Hudson St., to shut down itwo weeks.

Hanover Street bridge put under weight limit

BALTIMORE

A 10-ton weight restriction for the Hanover Street bridge will take effect at 10 a.m. tomorrow, according to Baltimore Transportation Commissioner Herman Williams Jr.

Vehicles with registered gross weight of more than 10 tons -- 20,000 pounds -- will be prohibited from crossing the bridge until reconstruction is completed in the fall.

Some MTA bus routes and schedules will be changed because of the restriction. For information, call 539-5000.

Randallstown man killed in truck crash

LARGO

A 42 year-old Randallstown man was killed yesterday when a van he was driving ran off the Capital Beltway near Largo and struck an embankment, apparently after hitting another vehicle,

state police reported.

The accident occurred about 6 a.m. in the southbound lanes of interstate95, south of the Route 202 exit. Police said the driver, Gregory N. Norris, 42, of the 3700 block of Norris Avenue, was killed when a metal safe in the van broke loose from its bolts and crushed him.

Police sad they believe the van ran into the back of another vehicle before running into the embankment. Investigators said blue paint was found on the front of the van, indicating that the other vehicle -- thought to be a tractor-trailer rig was blue.

The other vehicle is being sought. Anyone with information about the accident may call the Forestville barracks at 301-568-801.

FOR THE RECORD

* Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. blamed a downed power line at Hog Neck and Fort Smallwood roads for a power failure that affected about 2,700 customers in Pasadena last evening. Company spokesman John Metzger said the problem affected customers served by the Pinehurst substation. Power went out at 6:10 p.m. and had been restored by 8:02 p.m. he said.

Casino Bingo denied operating license

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY

Anne Arundel County has denied an operating license for the owners of Casino Bingo in Annapolis, questioning the character of one partner.

Gerald Marinoff could not "meet the requisite standard for character qualifications," Leroy Jonas, director of inspections and permits, said in a letter dated Tuesday.

It is the second time officials have rejected a bingo applicant since charges surfaced in the summer of 1989 that the owner of the county's largest bingo parlor had ties to organized crime.

Mr. Jonas said his decision was based on 1989 gambling charges lodged against three Pennsylvania companies in which Mr. Marinoff was a partner.

The companies were charged with paying Philadelphia charities flat fees for the right to run games in their names, then pocketing huge profits in violation of state law. The firms paid $100,000 in fines in March 1989 and shut down.

Mr. Jonas ordered Casino Bingo, 30 Hudson St., to shut down itwo weeks.

Jeffrey P. Goldstein, the other partner and owner of the buildinin which the parlor operates, complained that he has tried to buy out Mr. Marinoff but that he won't sell.

"I'm the one the license was initially issued to back in 1983," he said.

"My reputation was found to be unblemished. Now 40 people are going to be unemployed," he added.

Cumberland man dies in Route 40 accident

WASHINGTON COUNTY

A 72-year-old Cumberland man died after he lost control of his car and was thrown out of it, then was hit and dragged by a passing vehicle, according to the state police.

Eugene Arthur Kinton was killed about 6 a.m. Tuesday after he lost control of his car, which crossed the median and overturned, police said. Mr. Kinton was lying in the middle of Route 40 when another car hit him. The vehicle did not stop.

Police were looking for a late-model red or maroon Dodge Charger with extensive front-end damage.

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