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By Larry Carson | December 6, 2009
Owners of a liquor store in Waverly Woods were fined $2,000 and ordered to stop selling alcoholic beverages for three days starting at 6 a.m. Dec. 16 after a second incident this year of selling to minors. Howard County's Alcoholic Beverage Hearing Board issued the order Tuesday to Richard Brunatti and Michael Platt, the two licensees of Your Wine and Spirit Shoppe at 10805 Birmingham Way, Ellicott City. On Jan. 24, county police found three underage people in a car with three bottles of alcohol after a traffic stop.
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January 16, 2006
Billy Joe Heavner, co-owner of a liquor store who had earlier owned and operated an Ocean City candy store, died of melanoma Jan. 5 at his Dundalk home. He was 70. Mr. Heavner was born in Hickory, N.C., and raised in Dundalk. A 1953 graduate of Dundalk High School, he served in the Navy Reserves for four years. He worked in the foundry at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant before purchasing the Red Apple shop on Ocean City's Boardwalk in 1973. The store was known for its caramel popcorn, cotton candy and candied apples.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Sun Staff Writer | March 20, 1995
Liquor store owners who say they've chafed under three years of enforcement of laws that prohibit banners proclaiming sales are asking the county for relief.A bill sponsored by Councilman George F. Bachman that comes before the council tonight for a public hearing would allow advertising signs in the windows of retail operations, including liquor and package goods stores and supermarkets.Such signs could not take up more than 30 percent of a window. Establishments without windows would be permitted to place poster boxes on their outside walls.
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January 23, 1991
County police are looking for the two men who tried to rob a Glen Burnie liquor store Thursday.Police said the pair entered the Clauss' Liquor Store in the 600 block of Crain Highway and bought a miniature bottle of whiskey.When the cashier opened the register, one of the robbers pulled out a gun and put his hand in the cash drawer.When the clerk reached behind the counter to get his gun, the robbers ran out of the store.Police described the first man as black, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and about 160 pounds.
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January 29, 2007
Walter L. Scherr, a retired liquor store owner known for his dry sense of humor and devotion to an extended family, died Jan. 22 of cardiac arrest at his home in Pikesville. He was 82. He grew up in West Baltimore and was a member of the Easterwood Park Boys, a group who played baseball together as children and later formed a charitable organization. He attended Forest Park High School but left before graduation to enlist in the Army in 1943. He was stationed in Europe during World War II, serving as a medic and assisting wounded soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge and other combat.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | April 25, 1998
The city's liquor board decided after a four-hour hearing yesterday to renew the liquor license of Pimlico Discount Liquors at 5142 Pimlico Road despite the owner's guilty pleas this year to charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and selling alcohol to minors.Phillip Minn, who has owned the store since 1989, was fined $500 for possessing drug paraphernalia this year.Stephen George, a Park Heights resident, protested against renewal of the store's license, but he was outnumbered at the hearing by two dozen residents supporting Minn.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,Sun reporter | July 31, 2008
The Baltimore Police Department notified a liquor store and a carryout yesterday that they might be shut down under the city's new public nuisance law because of high levels of criminal activity in the stores. In the past year and a half, police said, they have logged nine incidents of violence and drug activity at Linden Bar and Liquors in the 900 block of W. North Ave. and eight incidents at Jimmy's Carryout in the 2500 block of E. Hoffman St. Each establishment will have a hearing before the police commissioner - Linden Liquors on Aug. 13 and Jimmy's Carryout on Sept.
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July 30, 1998
A 14-year-old boy was arrested on burglary and related charges yesterday after police responded to an alarm at a New Windsor liquor store, authorities said.The boy, who was not named because of his age, was turned over to juvenile authorities on charges of first- and second-degree burglary, theft, malicious destruction and resisting arrest, state police said.Alerted by an alarm company, troopers went to a liquor store in the 100 block of Church St. at 2: 18 a.m. A neighbor told police a suspect was inside the business.
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September 13, 1993
Two Baltimore men have been charged with robbing a Brooklyn Park liquor store Thursday evening.According to police, officers patrolling the area became suspicious when they saw two men running from Lebowitz Liquor store in the 300 block of Doris Ave. shortly before 6 p.m. As they began chasing the men, store employees called police to report a robbery.The officers caught up with the men, who were identified by the employees as the robbers, police said.Timothy Smallwood, 24, and Richard Alan Russell, 28, both of the 4400 block of Ritchie Highway, were charged with the robbery and handgun violations.
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By Jill Hudson Neal and Jill Hudson Neal,SUN STAFF | July 23, 1998
In a move that has angered many residents, the Howard County liquor board has granted a license to the owners of what will be the first liquor store in the tiny community of Fulton.This month, the liquor board -- composed of the County Council members -- approved a beer and wine license for Fulton Wine and Spirits, which will be in Fulton Station, east of Pindel School Road on Scaggsville Road.The decision has been met with disapproval by many residents, who worry that a liquor store would bring crime, vandalism and congestion to the area.
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