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By Roch Eric Kubatko and Roch Eric Kubatko,Staff writer | September 29, 1991
Annapolis resident Boyor Chew hesitates when asked his age, as wouldany 28-year-old boxer still a few days shy of making his professional debut."Do I have to say?" he asks, before deciding 28 isn't so old for a one-time amateur fighter who's been out of the ring for nearly five years."My body hasn't been abused all that time," he says. "I've been pretty much preserved."On Wednesday, the man also known as Sugar Boy will put his body on the line as part of the seven-fight card at La Fontaine Bleu in Glen Burnie.
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By Matt Whittaker and Matt Whittaker,SUN STAFF | July 16, 2004
After giving an estimated 24 million hugs over the past three decades, Indian mystic Mata Amritanandamayi's embrace is still warm, unhurried and personal -- even though she sits for hours or even days on end, never turning away those who throng to her seeking spiritual blessing. At La Fontaine Bleu in Glen Burnie, thousands came from across the nation yesterday for an impartation from the visiting humanitarian, popularly known as Amma. The 50-year-old is considered a living saint in her homeland and has been compared to Mother Teresa and Gandhi.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | May 15, 1997
If you follow the trail of cowboy hats and boots, Wrangler jeans and fringed shirts in Glen Burnie any Tuesday or Wednesday night, chances are, you'll wind up at La Fontaine Bleu.The banquet hall off Ritchie Highway has become a country line-dancing mecca for hundreds of enthusiasts from the Baltimore area. From young children to retirees, dancers flock to the hall for a buffet dinner and a night of dancing."This is great," said Andrea Lorah of Glen Burnie, who has been going every week for more than three years.
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November 23, 1998
BUILDING A HOTEL in Glen Burnie might have seemed the height of folly not long ago. Who in his right mind would travel to Glen Burnie, Maryland's quintessential example of the worst of unplanned suburban commercial sprawl? Then again, 30 years ago, who would have thought Baltimore's grimy Inner Harbor would become a tourist destination, attracting tens of thousands of people every weekend?Glen Burnie will never become an Orlando or Las Vegas or even a Baltimore, but businessman Thomas E. Stuehler is on the right track.
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By Roch Eric Kubatko and Roch Eric Kubatko,Staff writer | August 20, 1991
Only a couple of days from his second professional fight, Pasadena boxer Carson McCourry already is planning his retirement from the ring."I'm not going to be one of those guys out there fighting when I'm 30 or 35 years old," he said last week, pausing briefly from his training regime at the Harding-Lowry gymnasium in Pasadena."
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | July 2, 1992
The grand ballrooms and banquet halls of the old Belvedere Hotel, scenes of countless proms, wedding receptions and other events for generations of Baltimoreans, will soon be reopened by the owner of the well-known La Fontaine Bleu catering business.Tom Stuehler, who operates catering facilities in Glen Burnie, East Baltimore and Lanham, recently negotiated a long-term lease for the Belvedere's two 12th-floor ballrooms and has an option to buy them at a later date.His catering company has similarly taken control of the Charles and Terrace meeting rooms on the lobby level of the old hotel, which has been undergoing conversion to residential condominiums for the past year.
NEWS
November 23, 1998
BUILDING A HOTEL in Glen Burnie might have seemed the height of folly not long ago. Who in his right mind would travel to Glen Burnie, Maryland's quintessential example of the worst of unplanned suburban commercial sprawl? Then again, 30 years ago, who would have thought Baltimore's grimy Inner Harbor would become a tourist destination, attracting tens of thousands of people every weekend?Glen Burnie will never become an Orlando or Las Vegas or even a Baltimore, but businessman Thomas E. Stuehler is on the right track.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff writer | October 21, 1990
Round I Productions, a promotion organization of Point Pleasant residents Josh Hall and Victoria Saviliski, has scheduled a dinner-boxing card at Glen Burnie's La Fontaine Bleu for Nov. 14.If successful, the show -- which matches Baltimore and Washington boxers -- will be the first in Anne Arundel County since Max Kisner's Classic Boxing Entertainment boxing show last November."
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By Pat O'Malley | February 24, 1991
Max is on the rebound while Baldy and Leslie just keep on rolling.Yes, those are three names from Maryland Showcase Boxing's dinner shows of the recent past. No longer does Brooklyn Park's Max Kisner promote dinner and boxing at La Fontaine Bleu with Baldy More handling the public relations and Leslie Glass brightening up the ring as the ringcard girl.Instead Josh Hall and Victoria Savaliski of Point Pleasant have been passed the torch of presenting pro boxing to local fans at La Fontaine Bleu in Glen Burnie.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | November 19, 1998
A Glen Burnie businessman is going after the travel dollars of national and international visitors moving through Baltimore-Washington International Airport with a proposal to build an upscale hotel and conference facility near the community's town center.Thomas E. Stuehler, president of La Fontaine Bleu Enterprises, said yesterday he is planning to build a $17 million, 150-room hotel next to his banquet hall at 7514 Ritchie Highway. Stuehler said he plans to advertise it as the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center BWI to attract business travelers coming through the airport.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | November 19, 1998
A Glen Burnie businessman is going after the travel dollars of national and international visitors moving through Baltimore-Washington International Airport with a proposal to build an upscale hotel and conference facility near the community's town center.Thomas E. Stuehler, president of La Fontaine Bleu Enterprises, said yesterday he is planning to build a $17 million, 150-room hotel next to his banquet hall at 7514 Ritchie Highway. Stuehler said he plans to advertise it as the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center BWI to attract business travelers coming through the airport.
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By David Michael Ettlin A lesson in humility | November 8, 1998
A day for givingSEVEN HOURS into his busiest day ever, Glen Burnie restaurateur Tim Leung put his arm around a customer-friend, and confided that he hadn't had time to eat. He was smiling, though the money pouring in was not for him.From his opening at noon Nov. 1 until near closing time at 8 p.m., there had been a waiting line outside his Szechuan Cafe as people took advantage of Leung's sixth-anniversary celebration -- offering an all-you-can-eat Chinese...
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | May 15, 1997
If you follow the trail of cowboy hats and boots, Wrangler jeans and fringed shirts in Glen Burnie any Tuesday or Wednesday night, chances are, you'll wind up at La Fontaine Bleu.The banquet hall off Ritchie Highway has become a country line-dancing mecca for hundreds of enthusiasts from the Baltimore area. From young children to retirees, dancers flock to the hall for a buffet dinner and a night of dancing."This is great," said Andrea Lorah of Glen Burnie, who has been going every week for more than three years.
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By Roch Eric Kubatko and Roch Eric Kubatko,Staff Writer | August 28, 1992
His dream of becoming a world champion vanished long ago, probably minutes after his first professional fight. But Boyor Chew doesn't see himself leaving the sport of boxing, even after he unlaces the gloves for the last time.And that shouldn't be much longer."I give it maybe a couple more years and I'll probably retire," said Chew, a super middleweight from Annapolis who lists his age as 25 and his nickname as "Sugar Boy.""I want to be a judge and a referee. Somehow, I'll stay in the game."
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | July 2, 1992
The grand ballrooms and banquet halls of the old Belvedere Hotel, scenes of countless proms, wedding receptions and other events for generations of Baltimoreans, will soon be reopened by the owner of the well-known La Fontaine Bleu catering business.Tom Stuehler, who operates catering facilities in Glen Burnie, East Baltimore and Lanham, recently negotiated a long-term lease for the Belvedere's two 12th-floor ballrooms and has an option to buy them at a later date.His catering company has similarly taken control of the Charles and Terrace meeting rooms on the lobby level of the old hotel, which has been undergoing conversion to residential condominiums for the past year.
NEWS
By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,Staff Writer | March 31, 1992
The Dodge wobbled and jerked. By the time it came to a stop it had flattened two traffic cones, nearly side-swiped a fence and left its driver with sobering thoughts.The driver, Frank Wills, an 18-year-old senior at Lake Clifton/Eastern High School, was not drunk, but the car was outfitted to respond as if the person at the wheel were under the influence of alcohol."It was harder than I thought it was going to be," Mr. Wills said. "This gives you a chance to see that you can't control yourself."
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By Pat O'Malley | May 12, 1991
Trying to put together an exciting night of boxing entertainment that would pack the house and satisfy the fans is no easy task.Just ask local promoter Josh Hall of Point Pleasant.Despite not getting full cooperation from his supposed partners for Wednesday night's dinner and boxing show at La Fontaine Bleu in Glen Burnie, Hall has put together 38 rounds of boxing with an added treat down for the eight count at the moment.Hall and his wife, promoter Victoria Savaliski, and their Round One Promotions have five six-round bouts, highlighted by the return of Annapolis native George Pindell in a junior welterweight scrap with Elwyn Kemp of D.C., and two four-rounders.
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,Staff Writer | March 31, 1992
The Dodge wobbled and jerked. By the time it came to a stop it had flattened two traffic cones, nearly side-swiped a fence and left its driver with sobering thoughts.The driver, Frank Wills, an 18-year-old senior at Lake Clifton/Eastern High School, was not drunk, but the car was outfitted to respond as if the person at the wheel were under the influence of alcohol."It was harder than I thought it was going to be," Mr. Wills said. "This gives you a chance to see that you can't control yourself."
SPORTS
By Alan Goldstein | November 13, 1991
Faced with dwindling crowds and gate receipts for his dinner-fight cards at La Fontaine Bleu, local fight promoter and matchmaker Josh Hall will test a new boxing venue tomorrow night when he stages a six-bout card at Michael's on Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie.Baltimore junior welterweight Eddie Van Kirk (23-7-1) will meet Henry Hughes (13-3-1) of Cleveland in the eight-round main event.For his last three promotions at La Fontaine Bleu in July, August and October, Hall attracted paid crowds of 201, 530 and 418 in a catering hall that can hold 800.Hall believes the economic slump is partly to blame, but feels a bigger factor was the canceled shows at La Fontaine Bleu and money owed to customers by his predecessor, Max Kisner, whom he served as matchmaker.
NEWS
By Pat O'Malley | November 1, 1991
In all the years I've been in this business, the group that has impressed me the most with the way they stick up for their sport and tenaciously promote it are the boxing types.When it comes to promoting their sport, these guys can't be KO'd. They keep getting up off thedeck and coming back for more, no matter what the odds.Take the likes of pro boxing promoter/matchmaker Josh Hall of Point Pleasant and amateur boxing enthusiasts Leo Schumacher and Jim McNally of Annapolis.Hall has suffered financially while trying to give local boxing fans a first-class pro event at La Fontaine Bleu in Glen Burnie, while Schumacher and McNally have revived amateur boxingin the Annapolis area.
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