Looking for easy money on 'Jeopardy!'

SYLVIA BADGER

December 11, 1992|By SYLVIA BADGER

Jonathan Raymond "Ogi" Ogas, a junior at Loyola College, wil soon be making his TV debut as a contestant on "Jeopardy!" Look for him on the show at the end of next month or in early February.

Ogas, whose ambition is to be a philosopher, was vacationing in Los Angeles when he decided to try out for the show. Of the 50 people who took the test, he was one of the five who passed.

He won't say whether he won or not, but he did say, "I need money, and it was an easy way to make money."

Looking for something different for Christmas?

How about stopping by an S. Claus Collection store at Owings Mills or Towson Town Center this weekend and letting an artist from the Maryland Institute or the Baltimore School for the Arts custom design Christmas balls while you wait? They make great gifts, and proceeds will benefit the St. Vincent's Child Care Center.

With more than 40 years in hospitality and show biz, Hans TKramm has decided to branch out and offer a variety of personal services in Baltimore. In his new venture called At Your Service, he will provide such functions as escorting clients to social functions or chauffeuring them on shopping excursions.

I met Hans several years ago when he owned a Fells Point restaurant, and I can assure you he looks spiffy in a tux. For more information, call (410) 327-1998.

Sfuzzi restaurant is the new kid on the corner of Pratt anCalvert streets and is eager to get involved in the community. It was open only a week when its general manager Darryl Stupp contacted Tara Moses at the city's Office of Promotion and offered to serve heaping platters of sun-dried cherry and orange biscotti and chocolate chip hazelnut cookies to those watching the lighting of the city's Christmas at McKeldin Square.

Sfuzzi also will join forces with the Finlandia vodka people at its opening party Tuesday. For every Finlandia sold, the restaurant will make a contribution to the National Tree Society and give the purchaser a little evergreen seedling to plant outdoors in the spring.

Chess players take note: As of Dec. 9, International Master AleSherzer of College Park took the lead in the United States Chess Championship. The 21-year-old Sherzer is aiming for the $10,000 first prize and the title of U.S. champion. The competition concludes Dec. 20.

Mel Kodenski of Kodenski and Canaras law firm is chairman othe 10th annual Baltimore Bartenders' Charity Ball, scheduled for Feb. 20 at Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn. Kodenski decided that this year's theme will be Western, so polish your boots.

Tickets for the ball, which will benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland, are $95 and you may reserve yours by calling (410) 242-9010.

Congrats to:

Carolyn Bodie, vice-president of Gray, Kirk/Van Sant, and Kevin O'Keefe, president of Adams Sandler, who will be getting married May 1 . . .

Mary Beth Marsden, who's doing a great job co-anchoring WMAR-TV's 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscast with Stan Stovall . . .

Talk show host Larry King, who will be honored by the Zionist Organization of America Sunday night at the Hyatt Regency. More than 2,000 people are expected to turn out to watch him receive the Justice Louis D. Brandeis Award for his relationship with Israel . . .

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