July 8, 2010
In eight years with the Orioles, did B.J. Surhoff ever crack a smile? Surely, he had cause. It was here, in mid-career, that Surhoff: (1) found his home-run swing, (2) finally landed an All-Star berth and (3) twice helped the Orioles to the playoffs (1996-97), where they haven't been since. Through it all, Surhoff's grim visage never changed. Hit a homer, jump for joy? Not him. "I remember that one reporter said my expression was 'dour,' " he said. "I had to look that one up."
April 6, 2004
On April 4, 2004 B.J. JENKINS devoted son of Bobby and Debbie Jenkins (nee Shears); loving father of Joey, Kara and Tristan Jenkins; dear brother of D.W., Pick, and Robin Jenkins. Also survived by many loving family members and friends. Relatives and friends may call at the family owned and operated AMBROSE FUNERAL HOME OF LANSDOWNE, 2719 Hammonds Ferry Road on Wednesday and Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Friday 10 a.m. Interment to immediately follow services at the Loudon Park Cemetery on Wilkens Avenue.
February 5, 1992
The county liquor board has fined the owners of BJ's, a Westminster restaurant and bar, $1,500 and suspended their liquor license for five days after the board ruled they served beer to three minors in November.The board fined owners Barry Snyder and Joseph Kaplan $500 for each offense and suspended the license Feb. 12 through 16.The maximum fine they could have received was $2,000.The owners were charged with serving beer on Nov. 21 to David A. Maempel and David G. Shorter, both of Hanover, Pa., and Tracey Taylor of Westminster.
August 11, 1991
We had been to BJ's South several times to sample their fantastic seafood-and-cheddar topped potato skins, gaze at the bay and hail the water taxi. This time we decided to order from the rest of the menu and see what else BJ's does well.The restaurant, a younger sibling of BJ's on the Water at 75th Street, takes full advantage of its location on the bay near the U.S. 50 bridge. Dinner is served on the wrap-around deck or inside, where garage-door sized windows are left open to the charms of the bay.We started with fried clam strips ($3.95 for a big basket or $8.95 for all-you-can-eat)
June 7, 1991
BJ JazzWhere: 3407 Greenmount Ave.Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily.Menu: Seafood, sandwiches, burgers.Credit cards: Not accepted.Call: 467-4022.Even if the revisionist jazz historians are right and Billie Holiday was born in Philadelphia instead of Baltimore, it still ain't fair that so few local clubs offer live jazz. Considering Baltimore's rich jazz history, and some of the fine musicians who live here, the paucity of jazz venues is a puzzler.So a warm welcome is in order for a new club in Waverly, BJ Jazz, that will be presenting live jazz bands at least a couple nights a week and will otherwise rely on a CD jukebox with 800 jazz titles.
July 31, 1991
BJ's Wholesale Club, the Nantick, Mass.-based membership warehouse chain, plans to open a store in White Marsh, its first operation in Maryland.The 117,400-square-foot retail and warehouse operation will be the anchor tenant for the White Marsh Retail Center at Belair Road and Route 43.The $12 million center, at the site of the former Sunrise Mobile Home Park, is being developed by Heritage Properties Inc. of Towson.BJ's, which sells a variety of food and non-food items, is scheduled to open there in early spring 1992.