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August 27, 1993

HOWARD COUNTY COLUMBIA — Journal owners sue business publication

COLUMBIA -- The owners of the Baltimore Business Journal have sued a Howard County publication and its owner, alleging copyright infringement, and asking for at least $100,000 in compensatory damages and $200,000 in punitive damages.

Baltimore Business Publications Inc., a subsidiary of American City Business Journals Inc., is also asking the court to prohibit the Columbia Business Journal Co. and editor and publisher Edward G. Pickett from using the words "business journal" on any of its publications.

The company publishes the Columbia Business Journal and the Howard County Business Journal, both monthly publications. It publishes Monday Morning Business Briefs, a weekly business newsletter. It plans to add the Annapolis Business Journal to its publications, beginning next month.

In the suit filed Friday in U.S. District Court, Baltimore Business Publications accused Mr. Pickett and his Columbia company of "willfully and intentionally embarking on a scheme to usurp and trade upon the goodwill [Baltimore Business Publications] has created."

Judge denies bond to suspect in slaying


ELLICOTT CITY -- Kent Daniel Tillman, who had eluded law officials for four years, was back in Maryland yesterday, ordered held without bond on first-degree murder and other charges by Howard County District Judge Russell Sadler.

Tillman, 29, formerly of the 900 block of Belnord Ave. in Baltimore was wanted in the execution-style slaying of a Baltimore man and the shooting of his companion in a car parked in Columbia in August 1989.

Tillman fled to Jamaica after the incident. Tips from county police to the Maryland Joint Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force earlier this summer led to his arrest by Jamaican authorities on July 29 in Kingston.

On Aug. 12, 1989, shortly after midnight, Tillman is accused of shooting Sherman Joseph Chenault, 26, of the 700 block of N. Patterson Park Ave., twice at close range, one wound to the back of the head.

Mr. Chenault's 25-year-old girlfriend, Sharrell Yvette Hudson, also of Baltimore, was shot in the left jaw.

Police did not say how long Tillman had been in Jamaica. Soon after he fled four years ago, his name was placed on Maryland's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" list.

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