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November 22, 2008

City liquor board revokes permits of store, bar

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The city liquor board revoked the license this week of a Park Heights store owner after finding him guilty of selling alcohol to a minor for the fourth time in three years. Jong Sub Park, owner of J&J Discount Liquors in the 5100 block of Park Heights Ave., has 180 days to sell his liquor license, according to liquor board Chairman Stephan Fogleman. Liquor board commissioners also reached an agreement with the owners of Club Mate, a Brooklyn bar that residents and police say is the site of gang activity, to sell the liquor license in the next 60 days. In April, the board revoked Club Mate's license, but the club had remained open as it pursued an appeal in Baltimore Circuit Court. The appeal will be dropped after Thursday's agreement, and the club is expected to close, according to liquor board commissioners.

Brent Jones

State champion bull loses first major competition

Maryland's state champion bull lost his first major competition, placing fifth in his class yesterday at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky. OBG Whos Cryin Now, the winner in the Charolais breed, is a 1,975-pound bull, owned by Samsel Cattle Co. of Miami, Okla. SSF Corks, 5J White Squall had won several competitions in Maryland and Pennsylvania and had been considered a prime competitor. "If the judges were looking at weight, they had a lot heavier bull in the winner," said Bob Tibbs, the Harford County farmer who owns Squall. Tibbs, who operates Shadow Springs Farm in Havre de Grace, said he was undeterred by Squall's first loss and plans to give the 1,700-pound snow-white bull another shot at a national title in January at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo in Texas. The 35th annual Louisville competition, the largest purebred livestock show in the world, drew more than 22,000 entries and 200,000 visitors, organizers said.

Mary Gail Hare

Thanksgiving Parade set today in the city

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Baltimore's Thanksgiving Parade is set to begin at 11 a.m. today from Eutaw and Pratt streets. Featuring marching bands, floats, celebrity appearances and the arrival of Santa Claus, the parade is to run east along Pratt and end at Market Place. Parade participants will begin assembling at 9 a.m. along Pratt and Eutaw streets. To accommodate the parade, transportation officials plan several street closures from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., including: Pratt from Paca Street to Howard Street, Eutaw Street from Pratt to Lombard Street, Market Place from Pratt to Water Street, and Pratt from Howard to President Street. In addition, parking will be prohibited from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. along Pratt from Paca to President, on Eutaw from Pratt to Lombard and on Market Place from Pratt to Water.

Marcia Cephus

Man, 42, killed in farm accident in Harwood

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A 42-year-old man working on a farm in Anne Arundel County was pinned under a mechanical mower and killed yesterday, police said. Mark Bausum was discovered by his elder brother under a Bush Hog rotary cutter shortly after 4 p.m. on the family farm on the 4600 block of Sands Road in Harwood, according to Lt. Bruce Whitlow of the county police. The two brothers had last spoken in the morning, he said. When the older man, Gary Bausum, 49, went to look for his sibling later in the day, he could not find him until he "noticed his brother's legs sticking out from underneath the Bush Hog," Whitlow said. Gary Bausum then removed the machine from atop the younger man, who was "cold to the touch," according the police report. It went on to say that the truck that was towing the mower was "buried up to its axle in mud," leading Whitlow to conclude that Mark Bausum "was trying to get it unstuck and ran over himself."

Nick Madigan

Graffiti removal today along southbound JFX

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Motorists southbound along Interstate 83 in downtown Baltimore should be alert for graffiti removal from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The right lane of I-83 between North and Guilford avenues will be closed, but the southbound ramps will remain open, according to city transportation officials.

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