With yesterday's approval of a liquor license...


July 16, 1996|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- With yesterday's approval of a liquor license transfer, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar can proceed with plans for a 198-seat, casual-dining restaurant at Joppa and LaSalle roads near Towson Marketplace.

After listening to testimony by Applebee's licensees Harry T. Rose and John F. Gaburick, the county liquor board quickly granted a request to purchase the liquor license of the defunct Golden Arm Restaurant. It closed last year to make room for an expansion of Giant Food Inc. in the 6300 block of York Road.

Applebee's, a franchise with 700 restaurants nationwide, expects to break ground on the 5,400-square-foot site in the next few weeks and open by the end of the year. Another Applebee's on U.S. 40 West is scheduled to open Aug. 13.

Nightclub licensee fined for sale to underage cadet


TOWSON -- The licensee of a nightclub was fined $250 yesterday by the county liquor board because a barmaid served beer to an undercover, underage county police cadet May 16 without asking for identification.

Eugene J. Tovey, licensee of Kaos, in the 8800 block of Orchard Tree Lane near Joppa Road, admitted the violation to the board, but said it is his first in five years at the club. He said the server has quit.

Board chairman Philip R. Leyhe Jr. imposed the fine, and ordered a restriction placed on Tovey's license barring anyone under 21 from entering the club.

A Timonium-based investment broker who had been convicted of income-tax evasion and mail fraud for bilking money from his clients was sentenced yesterday to 31 months in prison without parole, the U.S. attorney's office said.

Russell S. Farb, who lives in Baltimore and Tucson, Ariz., also was ordered by U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis to pay $2.5 million in restitution to four limited partnerships he operated that invested in tax lien certificates.

Farb, who worked from offices on York Road in Timonium, pleaded guilty in April to skimming between $1.5 million and $2 million from the limited partnerships. He also admitted to evading $78,594 in income taxes in 1988 and evading at least $721,820 in taxes between 1988 and 1992, primarily from income earned from the limited partnerships he controlled.

Montgomery County man to lead anti-drug program

Peter F. Luongo, a substance abuse specialist from Montgomery County who also works at the Johns Hopkins BTC University, has been appointed chairman of the Washington-Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier has been named vice chairman of the federal initiative that targets crime in cities labeled as gateways for drugs. The regional office in Baltimore has a $12 million budget.

Luongo is a faculty associate at Hopkins and the service manager of Adult Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for Montgomery County. "I am delighted to have this opportunity to unite treatment, law enforcement and prevention in very concrete ways," he said.

Former city health official appointed to state post

Dr. Niranjani R. Bonner, formerly an assistant commissioner with the Baltimore Health Department, has been named director of child health services for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

In her new job, Bonner will be responsible for providing care for children without health insurance for conditions such as spina bifida, orthopedic disabilities and seizure disorders. Last year, more than 5,000 Maryland children received help through this program.

Bonner is a board-certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Homeless man killed by car is identified

A homeless man who was struck by a car and killed in downtown Baltimore early Saturday has been identified as Tyrone Walker Boice, 45, whose last known address two years ago was the 200 block of N. Calhoun St.

Police said Boice was walking east across President Street near the 600 block of E. Fayette St. against a "Don't Walk" signal shortly after midnight when he was hit by a 1991 Mitsubishi traveling north on President Street.

Boice was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died of injuries less than an hour later. Police said it appeared pedestrian error contributed to the accident and the motorist was not charged.

Pub Date: 7/16/96

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