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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2012
A man was killed Sunday morning as he was unloading vehicles at a Towson car dealership, Baltimore County police say. The man was taking vehicles off a car-carrier at the Heritage Hyundai dealership on York Road around 9:50 a.m. when he somehow became pinned under the carrier, Cpl. George Erhardt said. Police are investigating how the incident occurred. The man, who had driven from New Jersey, was pronounced dead at the scene, Erhardt said. His identity has not been released.
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Jacques Kelly | October 3, 2014
At age 100, the commercial building at 120 W. North Ave. has enjoyed prosperity and suffered humiliation. It's now soon to become an arts center in the Station North neighborhood, whose transformation I've been watching for the past few years. Perhaps its worst hour happened in 2012, when the Fire Department ordered it closed. Inspectors took one look at the outdated 1914 wiring and said, "Shut it down. " Its main tenant, the Single Carrot Theatre , promptly moved out. "The electrical box was like something out of a Dr. Frankenstein movie," said Laurens "Mac" MacLure, director of the Baltimore Arts Realty Corp., who gave a tour of the roomy structure this week, as his group has been completing plans for a $6 million upgrade.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
Vernon J. Jones, a former mechanic and car salesman who established the Jones Junction Auto Group in Harford County, which grew to become the largest family-owned retail auto dealership in Maryland, died Monday of complications from Parkinson's disease at his Bel Air home. He was 88. "Vernon was an outstanding man who always had a smile on his face, and he always wanted to help people and give them a good deal on a car," said Jim Helbert, a former Bel Air resident. "I bought my first car from Vernon, and he wanted to make a deal.
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By Janene Holzberg, For The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
Vivian "Millie" Bailey is once again up to her well-polished trick of not acting her age. With one quick phone call from her home in Running Brook, the 96-year-old community activist recently arranged to check off an entry that's been on her to-do list for a long time: take a ride in a motorcycle sidecar. Bob Henig, owner of Bob's BMW in Jessup, was not only willing, he also owns the perfect sidecar rig for the journey - a bright-yellow GG Duetto manufactured in 1997 in Switzerland, one of only two on the continent.
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By Gwendolyn Glenn | January 29, 2013
The automobile industry took its licks along with most other sectors of the economy during the recession, with only 10.4 million new vehicle sales in 2009 - a big drop from the peak of 17 million in 2005. In Laurel, many dealerships, such as Henry Gay, did not survive the recession, or like Fox, were bought out by larger conglomerates. But not only did Fred Frederick, owner of Laurel's oldest automobile dealership, survive the recession, but he's expanded his operation at a time when others are still recovering.
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By Lorraine Mirabella | lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com | November 18, 2009
An eight-acre swath of Baltimore's Charles Village neighborhood would be transformed from a longtime auto dealership into a mix of housing and shops under preliminary plans from a developer buying the site. The owner of Anderson Automotive, one of the 1,100 dealerships whose franchises won't be renewed next year by General Motors Corp., plans to sell a portion of his property to a developer planning to invest tens of millions of dollars and bring in hundreds of jobs, said an attorney for the developer.
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October 11, 1990
The embattled owner of Thacker Oldsmobile-Cadillac is selling the Annapolis dealership, effectively ending a state attempt to revoke his dealership license.Joseph Thacker had been the target of pickets and of action by the Motor Vehicle Administration for alleged improprieties in used-car sales.He is selling his Annapolis dealership to a Kensington company and the dealership is then to be known as Fitzgerald Oldsmobile-Cadillac. Thacker plans to retire."I never thought I'd see the day I'd be so glad to get out of this business," Thacker said.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2012
The man killed as he was unloading vehicles at a Towson car dealership Sunday has been identified as Glaucio Marcelo Dasilva, a 45-year-old resident of Roselle Park, N.J., Baltimore County police say. Dasilva died after he became pinned under a car carrier at the Heritage Hyundai dealership on York Road. Police believe the incident was accidental, Cpl. John Wachter said Tuesday. A medical examiner determined that he died of asphyxiation. Investigators think Dasilva might have been trying to fix something on the truck when part of it fell and suffocated him, Wachter said.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2013
Three luxury cars were stolen from a Glen Burnie auto dealership early Thursday and Anne Arundel County police arrested a suspect they said was driving one of the missing cars nearby just hours later. Police found the KB Auto Emporium at 7603 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. ransacked on Thursday morning, with a window smashed and a safe left open. Three cars -- a 2008 Chrysler 300, a 2006 BMW 750i and a 2007 Mercedes 350 -- were stolen, the owner told police. An unknown number of new vehicle tags were also missing.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Sun Staff Writer | February 9, 1994
A Virginia man has filed a $10 million lawsuit against an Ellicott City car dealership, alleging that the owner misled him into believing that he could buy the business.Alan Szymkowiak of Fairfax Station is seeking the damages in a civil suit filed in Howard Circuit Court against Normandy Ford Inc. and its owner, Charles Grim of Ellicott City.Mr. Szymkowiak charges Mr. Grim and his dealership on U.S. 40 with breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation in the suit, which was filed Jan. 21.Mr.
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By Mary K. Tilghman, mtilghman@tribune.com | July 8, 2014
The first Maserati models have arrived and ground is due to be broken this week for a new showroom that will open this fall in Towson. The Maserati showroom, along with a new state-of-the-art showroom for BMWs, are part of a $4 million expansion now taking place on BMW of Towson's property at 700 Kenilworth Ave., according to Marc Cohen, vice president of Priority 1 Auto Group, which operates the Towson dealerships, as well as the MINI dealership which...
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Frank Anechiarico, a passionate car salesman and one-time owner of Baltimore County's Valley Chevrolet, died June 27 at Brightview Mays Chapel Ridge, an assisted-living facility. He was 91 and had suffered a stroke. "He started out selling used cars as a wholesaler, then worked his way up to be a dealer," said his son-in-law, Lloyd Haak, the general manager of Wantz Chevrolet in Taneytown, who met his future wife while working as a salesman for Mr. Anechiarico at Valley Chevrolet.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
Vernon J. Jones, a former mechanic and car salesman who established the Jones Junction Auto Group in Harford County, which grew to become the largest family-owned retail auto dealership in Maryland, died Monday of complications from Parkinson's disease at his Bel Air home. He was 88. "Vernon was an outstanding man who always had a smile on his face, and he always wanted to help people and give them a good deal on a car," said Jim Helbert, a former Bel Air resident. "I bought my first car from Vernon, and he wanted to make a deal.
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Editorial from The Aegis | May 8, 2014
Given modern technology, it shouldn't be terribly difficult to come to some kind of accommodation with regard to the problems with light around car dealerships in Fallston. At this point, the matter is possibly too far along the path of litigation to be quickly or easily resolved. At issue are people who live in close proximity to Jones Junction - a car dealership that has been operating in Fallston for generations - who claim they are the victims of "light trespass. " In other words, bright lights used to illuminate the car dealership, presumably to improve its visibility to potential customers and ward off potential thieves and vandals, spills over into the yards and homes of people living nearby.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
Robert R. Boutwell Sr., who owned a Triumph motorcycle dealership in Cockeysville, died of heart disease March 7 at his Lutherville home. He was 93. Born in Bath, Mich., and raised in Lansing, where he attended school, he joined the Coast Guard and was stationed at Curtis Bay at the end of World War II. He settled in Baltimore and was a motorcycle enthusiast. He later opened his own bicycle and motorcycle business in the Mount Royal Avenue area. In the 1950s, he opened Boutwell's Cycle Center at 229 S. Broadway in Southeast Baltimore.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2013
Three luxury cars were stolen from a Glen Burnie auto dealership early Thursday and Anne Arundel County police arrested a suspect they said was driving one of the missing cars nearby just hours later. Police found the KB Auto Emporium at 7603 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. ransacked on Thursday morning, with a window smashed and a safe left open. Three cars -- a 2008 Chrysler 300, a 2006 BMW 750i and a 2007 Mercedes 350 -- were stolen, the owner told police. An unknown number of new vehicle tags were also missing.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | March 24, 1993
Carroll car dealer Jeff Barnes will sell his Chevrolet-Geo dealership in Hampstead to spend more time at his Eldersburg dealership, he said yesterday."
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,SUN STAFF | December 18, 1991
A U.S. Bankruptcy judge said Monday that the Rea Keech Buick dealership lacks "clean hands" and ruled it must liquidate its property.The ruling came less than two weeks after sheriff's deputies shut down the Ellicott City dealership amid charges that it defrauded its lender.Keech filed last week for bankruptcy protection, seeking to reorganize the business. But Judge James F. Schneider granted a request this week by Pittsburgh-based Mellon Bank to convert the case from a reorganization to a liquidation.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2013
The owner of the AutoMax car dealership on Washington Boulevard said one of his salesmen felt something was wrong when Stephon Prather came there Wednesday and asked to test-drive a Cadillac. "When you look at someone who has nothing to lose and is ready to do something, you can tell," said Phil Dias, owner of the North Laurel dealership. A short time later, Prather opened fire on three Howard County police officers, striking 2-year veteran Steven Houk in the torso, according to charging documents in the case.
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By Michael Dresser, Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
Harford County Executive David R. Craig, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor in 2014, will use an auto dealership as a backdrop Tuesday for an attack on the storm water management fee that opponents have dubbed the "rain tax. " Craig will appear at the Boyle Buick GMC Truck dealership in Abingdon to criticize the impact of the fee on businesses that have large areas of parking lot and other impervious surfaces. The fee, which finances projects to decrease the amount of nutrient runoff into the Chesapeake Bay, is based on the amount of impervious surface a property owner owns.
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