Despite vigorous protest by former Kent Lounge...


November 24, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- Despite vigorous protest by former Kent Lounge owner Peter Karangelen, the county liquor board approved the transfer of a liquor license from the former Fox Ridge restaurant in the 1000 block of Taylor Avenue near Hillendale to a 1-year-old sushi restaurant in downtown Towson.

Vanhdy Sesum, owner-operator of the San Sushi Too restaurant, said he agreed to pay $140,000 for the license and that he hopes to soon expand his 1,500-square-foot restaurant at 10 W. Pennsylvania Ave.

Karangelen, who sold the downtown bar he operated for 41 years to his nephew in July, told the board, "I think in Towson we have an adequate supply of liquor licenses. Where is the need to have another one?"

Mission program volunteers offer free home repairs


TOWSON -- The county's Housing Opportunities Program is accepting applications from low-income residents in East Towson and Victory Villa for free home repairs.

Volunteers from World Changers, a mission program of the Southern Baptist Convention, will repair about 25 houses from July 12-16. The work will be done by student volunteers and supervised by adults.

Homeowners can call the Housing Opportunities Program, 410-887-3124, to make an appointment to apply for repairs. Applications will be taken Nov. 30 at Carver Center, 300 Lennox Ave.

Two teen-agers sought in slaying of 19-year-old


TOWSON -- County police are seeking two teen-agers in the slaying of another teen-ager Nov. 14.

Muhammed Ibn Hussein Howard, 16, of the 3600 block of Yennar Lane and his cousin, Michael T. Howard, 19, of the 3900 block of Northern Parkway, were being sought for questioning in the shooting of Raymond M. Wallace, 19, as Wallace rode his bike on Yennar Lane near Rolling Road.

In addition, county police spokesman Bill Toohey said yesterday that police in Plainfield, N.J., also were seeking Michael Howard for questioning in a Friday night shooting there.

Polytechnic Institute students, parents and staff will walk 3.75 miles from the school's Falls Road campus eastward to Morgan State University's engineering school beginning at 10 a.m. Friday to raise money for the College Fund/UNCF.

The walk is sponsored by Poly's chapter of the Community of Caring, the city public schools' character education program. College Fund/UNCF benefits black students and historically black colleges.

Participants have been securing the contributions of sponsors for the walk.

Aquarium releases seal after nursing it to health

A gray seal nursed to health at the National Aquarium in Baltimore was released yesterday at Harding's Beach, Cape Cod, Mass., after eight months of care, an aquarium spokeswoman said.

The seal, which aquarium staffers named McHenry, washed up at Chincoteague National Wildlife Center in Virginia in March. It was suffering from infection and was under normal weight. When released, the seal weighed more than 50 pounds.

The New England Aquarium and the Coast Guard participated in the release.

Pub Date: 11/24/98

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