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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Staff Writer | December 8, 1992
The County Council approved a bill last night that will force stores that sell and rent sexually explicit books and videos to move away from residential and most business areas within six months after they receive county notice.The bill, which takes effect immediately, was drafted after council members discovered that the Office of Planning and Zoning failed to enforce a similar law that was passed more than a year ago.The new law shortens the time for non-conforming businesses to move out.The original ordinance, which was passed in November 1991, limited adult entertainment establishments to industrial and commercial areas at least 1,000 feet from homes, churches or schools.
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NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,larry.carson@baltsun.com | October 12, 2008
The Love Craft adult video store in North Laurel violates zoning laws and must close or move, Howard County officials say, though they expect a prolonged legal battle over the issue. The county recently lost a decade-long legal struggle to displace a similar store - the Pack Shack - on U.S. 40 in Ellicott City. But zoning inspectors had never visited Love Craft or tried to force the store's owners to comply with provisions of a law restricting the location and regulating operation of adult stores.
NEWS
By Norris West | July 13, 1997
A LATE morning siege was unfolding in Ellicott City.A middle-aged man was trapped in a store near a Dunkin Donuts shop and a Saturn dealer. He was afraid that if he stepped outside, he'd be shot.And it looked that way. The shooter was perhaps 100 feet away from the exit, his weapon trained on the front door.Maybe a pair of younger legs would make it, like the man in his 20s who blazed into the store, breathless, shirtless and perspiring, but safely.But there was no way a man in his 50s could make it from the store to his car without drawing deadly fire.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | November 9, 2001
Amelie is so cute, so quirky, so ... The word "irritating" comes to mind. Watching Amelie, writer-director Jean Pierre Jeunet's over-winsome fable of a Parisian gamine whose life's work is to manipulate people into feeling happy, is akin to being force-fed sugary confections from a bottomless bowl. At first the idea seems just grand, but after a while, all you want to do is scream, "Enough!" Which means, of course, that the movie starts off winningly. A narrator introduces us to Amelie's parents.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | March 19, 1999
Baltimore County officials are not wasting any time when it comes to enforcing a long-awaited law that takes effect tomorrowand is intended to force adult video stores out of neighborhoods.Councilman Wayne M. Skinner, a Towson Republican, asked zoning officials in a letter this week to inspect two stores, and the zoning administrator said the inspections will be conducted Monday, the first working day after the law takes effect.Zoning Administrator Arnold Jablon said he would order inspections at other adult video stores, if similar requests for inspections are filed.
NEWS
By Consella A. Lee and Andrea F. Siegel and Consella A. Lee and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writers | March 22, 1995
A Glen Burnie adult video store has moved out of its building at 600 Crain Highway, nearly three years after nearby residents began lobbying to get rid of it.But the operators of Glen Burnie News and Video Center set up a new shop during the weekend two blocks down the street, and the people who said they would throw a party when the store moved have canceled those plans."
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | August 17, 1999
Neighbors of a Halethorpe video store are angry that a Baltimore County law -- intended to restrict adult video stores to heavy manufacturing districts -- is not likely to shut down the shop in their neighborhood.South West Video, an adult video store in the 5600 block of Southwest Blvd., will probably not have to close because of a loophole that allows stores to remain in commercial districts if adult merchandise is a small percentage of their overall stock."This is so shocking. The intent of the law was to rid the county of these adult video stores, and they're still here," said Joseph Kinsey, president of the 400-member Halethorpe Improvement Association.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Seigel and Dennis O'Brien and Andrea F. Seigel and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Writers | April 14, 1994
An Anne Arundel Circuit judge has postponed a hearing scheduled for today to decide the fate of a Severna Park adult book and video store and ordered that the store remain closed another 10 days.Judge Eugene M. Lerner yesterday rescheduled the hearing for 9 a.m. April 25 to consider the county's request to close Ritchie News and Video.Judge Lerner had ordered the store closed for 10 days on April 5 based on a request from county attorneys, who said it violated zoning codes. Judge Lerner had set a hearing for today to hear from both sides before deciding the permanent fate of the store in the Ritchie Robinson Plaza in the 400 block of Ritchie Highway.
NEWS
By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | January 8, 1998
Along the strip of bars, liquor stores, a tattoo parlor and an adult video store on Route 175 just across from Fort Meade, Bangkok Kitchen is easily overlooked.But don't miss this gastronomically titillating, yet inexpensive restaurant.Bangkok Kitchen is one of the best Thai restaurants I've eaten at -- which says a lot because I'm Asian. Like, from Asia. Near Thailand, even.The restaurant has been around for only two years, but its chef has been serving up savory Thai dishes for almost 40 years -- 30 of them in the Erawan Hotel in Bangkok, according to one of the Bangkok Kitchen's owners.
NEWS
June 1, 1994
Yesterday was to have been the last day for Glen Burnie News and Video Center Inc., which sells adult videos, to occupy a building at Crain Highway and Wilson Boulevard. But by midafternoon Tuesday, the shop showed no signs of packing up its videos.An Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge in April ordered the building's owners, Wilou Associates, to force the business out because it did not meet the county's zoning ordinance for adult-oriented businesses. Wilou gave its tenant until the end of May to comply with law or leave.
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