WESTMINSTER — Jeremy's Restaurant and Lounge, on 140 Village Road in Westminster, will be under new ownership since the county liquor board approved a transfer of the liquor license yesterday.
Barry Snyder of Westminster and Joseph Kaplan of Baltimore will take over operation of the restaurant from Cindy and Jackie Stater and will call the business "BJ's," said J. Ronald Lau, liquor board administrator.
In April, Snyder and Kaplan were denied permission by the liquor board to open a sports pub and delicatessen at 36 Locust St. The board said the pub, which would have been next to a senior citizens' apartment house, would have disturbed the peace of the neighborhood.
Snyder and Kaplan plan to make some changes in Jeremy's menu but will not operate the business as a sports pub, Lau said. The restaurant serves two meals a day and seats about 250 people.
The liquor board also approved a transfer of the license for Ye Olde Bottle Shop at 2824 Littlestown Pike in Westminster from Jean Cox to Ronald Singer of Reisterstown, Baltimore County, and Gail Smith of Finksburg, Lau said.
The new owners plan to remodel the package goods store, he said.
The liquor board voted yesterday to add regulations regarding private, non-profit clubs to county liquor law. County clubs have been following the rules, which had never been formally written, Lau said.
The rules require that 75 percent of club members must be Carroll County residents and that the club be in operation for at least a year before applying for a liquor license.
The liquor board also voted to clarify regulations about how establishments with liquor licenses should handle alcohol during off-hours. The rules require that all bottles and glasses be cleared from tables and bars within 15 minutesafter closing time.
GROUP RATES DELEGATION
A recent study by a business group rated Maryland's congressional delegation as one of the most pro-labor, anti-business contingents in Washington, and said it is hampering economic development in the state.
But the same group, Maryland Business for Responsive Government, rated U.S. Representative Beverly B. Byron, D-6th, more likely than the rest of the delegation to vote with business.
The group of corporate chief executivesand other business interests recently compared the voting records oflawmakers from all 50 states and ranked Maryland 45th on business issues. The study examined votes in the 101st Congress in 1989 and 1990.
Maryland's Democratic Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Paul S. Sarbanes voted with business only 15 percent and 13 percent of the time, respectively. That gave them the lowest combined score for any state's pair of senators, the group said.
Representative Steny H. Hoyer,D-5th, got the lowest rating in the Maryland delegation, 11 percent.The highest ratings went to Representative Helen Delich Bentley, R-2nd, 83 percent, and Byron, D-6th, 67 percent.
"Mrs. Byron is, by and large, fairly pro-business, and she votes accordingly," said spokesman Beau Wright. "That doesn't mean she automatically votes for legislation coming down the pipe because business says it's for it."
David Dean, an operating room technician at Carroll County General Hospital, recently completedthe certification exam of the Association of Surgical Technologists.
Certification is validation of professional achievement in the operating room technician area.
Dean, a Westminster resident, graduates this month from the Carroll County Vocational Technical School's Practical Nurse Program. He has been employed at CCGH since 1990.
TRYTO WIN A HOUSE
Shoppers at Eldersburg Paint and Wallcovering Inc., 6252 Sykesville Road, can win a remodeled, traditional two-story house in High Point, N.C., or $100,000 in cash.
No purchase is necessary for the sweepstakes sponsored by Popular Science and Home Mechanix magazines, said store owner Tom Eckard.
"The magazines have picked a decorating retailer in each region for thesweepstakes," said Eckard, who has entry forms available.
A number of other prizes will be given away, including a Rodeo Sport Utilityvehicle, Isuzu pickup truck, and home remodeling products and tools.
FIND THE TREASURE
The Freedom Village Shopping Center, Liberty Road just east of Route 32, will celebrate its first anniversary noon to 6 p.m. June 22 with the Treasures of Freedom Village.
All stores in the shopping center will participate in a variety of activities, including outdoor sales, special discounts, product demonstrations and giveaways.
In addition, guess what's in the treasure chest and you could be eligible to win a trip to Hershey Park for a family of four (two adults and twochildren), two-night stay at the Hershey Hotel or Lodge and tickets to Hershey Park and ZooAmerican, $200 cash or one of many gift certificates donated by the shopping center's businesses.