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By Rona Hirsch | October 16, 1991
* Kaye Leonard, 29, of Randallstown, works in equipment financing/sales at Butler Leasing in Columbia:No. I think peddlers should have a license, but I don't see why they have to keep moving (from location to location). As long as they're legit and are not ripping peopleoff, who cares?
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2012
A spray-paint artist who was arrested on a charge of peddling without a permit at Baltimore's Inner Harbor will stand trial next month after a judge deferred ruling Tuesday on the complex First Amendment issues at stake. District Judge George M. Lipman tried to resolve the case without a constitutional debate over free-speech rights — an unusual issue in the state's lowest court. At the Patapsco Avenue courthouse, judges deal mainly with a parade of miscreants, traffic scofflaws and low-level drug arrests.
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By Dan Berger | May 20, 1996
The city school system is pretending at state direction that what 45 children from deprived families in chaotic neighborhoods squeezed into classrooms with 35 desks and no computers or books need most is a change of principals, not principles.The Treasury will issue savings bonds indexed to inflation to honor the Brazilianization of the U.S. economy.The next struggle is over which Mississippian will lead all the Republicans in the U. S. Senate. What is wrong with this picture?At least Dole will get the vote of peddlers of casual Friday clothing.
NEWS
November 7, 2005
Street peddlers part of fabric of the city I am writing to voice my opposition to the proposal to ban sidewalk peddlers in certain areas of the city ("Council to propose city street peddler ban," Oct. 29). Although I do not doubt the sincerity of its sponsors, the impact of such an ordinance is in need of closer consideration. First, whether we like to consider it or not, a ban on sidewalk peddlers will disproportionately affect African-American entrepreneurs. The vast majority of sidewalk peddlers are black, and most of their customers are black.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer | January 7, 1993
Taneytown city officials may create an ordinance on yard sales that would be separate from the proposed law dealing with peddlers and solicitors, City Manager Joseph A. Mangini Jr. said.The original draft of the proposal angered residents because it restricted yard sales to once a year and required residents to obtain a permit to hold a yard sale.Also under those provisions, residents would have to submit personal information and undergo an "investigation of the applicant's business and moral character" to get a permit to hold a yard sale.
NEWS
March 6, 1995
Now that Gov. Parris N. Glendening has moved swiftly and wisely to put an end to the haggling over the ban on smoking in the workplace, the tobacco peddlers are trying an end run back to friendlier territory in the legislature. The governor's prompt decision to endorse the regulations protecting workers from inhaling other peoples' carcinogens caught the tobacco lobby off guard.Leaders of the Senate and House, who should know better, are considering legislation to permit smoking in bars, restaurants and hotels, ostensibly to protect the state's tourist and convention business.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer | January 3, 1993
Holding a yard sale in Taneytown may be about as easy as becoming a federal agent if a proposed ordinance requiring permit fees for such sales is passed this month.Also, to get a permit, peddlers and potential yard sale holders will have to supply more than a few bits of personal information and be subjected to an "investigation of the applicant's business and moral character."The ordinance, drafted mainly to increase permit fees for peddlers and solicitors, has angered residents, several of whom have called the city office with their concerns.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2004
From foreign lands and America's teeming cities they came, these Jewish peddlers and traders, setting up shop in Maryland's small towns as the 19th century waned. One Jewish merchant traveled from Russia by way of Alaska, ultimately starting a business in Frostburg, because that is where his horse died sometime around 1890. Another Jewish family opened a shop in Havre de Grace, after a Coney Island fortuneteller told them to leave New York City and cross two rivers. They chose the Hudson and the Susquehanna.
FEATURES
By New York Times News Service | December 8, 1991
NEW YORK -- The Cold War may be over but the annual caviar war is flaring up again. Macy's and Zabar's are sniping at each other's bottom lines on beluga. In the next few weeks, the price of a 14-ounce container of this most prized grade of sturgeon eggs is likely to fall well below last year's price of just under $400.This year, there is also plenty of undercover maneuvering worthy of John le Carre. The breaking up of the Soviet Union has thrown a once orderly business into turmoil.Lack of central government control there has opened the door for all kinds of entrepreneurs: on the fishing boats, in the processing plants and in the marketplace.
NEWS
November 7, 2005
Street peddlers part of fabric of the city I am writing to voice my opposition to the proposal to ban sidewalk peddlers in certain areas of the city ("Council to propose city street peddler ban," Oct. 29). Although I do not doubt the sincerity of its sponsors, the impact of such an ordinance is in need of closer consideration. First, whether we like to consider it or not, a ban on sidewalk peddlers will disproportionately affect African-American entrepreneurs. The vast majority of sidewalk peddlers are black, and most of their customers are black.
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By JOHN FRITZE and JOHN FRITZE,SUN REPORTER | October 29, 2005
The recipe for Robert Colbert's sweet-smelling incense is a secret, but the formula for his business plan is simple: High-traffic sidewalks translate into sales. But the same factor driving the 45-year-old street peddler's profits - crowds - is also causing concern among neighborhood leaders who say the curbside stands clog Baltimore streets and drive down the quality of life. Now three members of the City Council are preparing an ordinance they hope to introduce this year that would make it illegal to sell merchandise on corners and median strips in a number of northeast neighborhoods.
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By Eric Siegel and Eric Siegel,SUN STAFF | July 22, 2004
AND NOW there are maybe half a dozen. That's about how many a-rabs are left in Baltimore, selling fruits and vegetables out of their horse-drawn carts in a tradition that goes back to the mid-19th century. The number is down from about two dozen a few years ago. "We're just trying to hold on," said Donald Savoy, also known as Manboy, a 55-year-veteran of the business who is retired from the streets but still provides the horses used by most of the remaining a-rabs. Now, along with their dwindling ranks, the peddlers are threatened with the loss of the West Baltimore "Arabber Center" -- the staging area where all but one of them load their carts and hitch up their horses.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2004
From foreign lands and America's teeming cities they came, these Jewish peddlers and traders, setting up shop in Maryland's small towns as the 19th century waned. One Jewish merchant traveled from Russia by way of Alaska, ultimately starting a business in Frostburg, because that is where his horse died sometime around 1890. Another Jewish family opened a shop in Havre de Grace, after a Coney Island fortune teller told them to leave New York City and cross two rivers. They chose the Hudson and the Susquehanna.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2004
From foreign lands and America's teeming cities they came, these Jewish peddlers and traders, setting up shop in Maryland's small towns as the 19th century waned. One Jewish merchant traveled from Russia by way of Alaska, ultimately starting a business in Frostburg, because that is where his horse died sometime around 1890. Another Jewish family opened a shop in Havre de Grace, after a Coney Island fortuneteller told them to leave New York City and cross two rivers. They chose the Hudson and the Susquehanna.
BUSINESS
By JAY HANCOCK | July 13, 2003
THE CASE of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission vs. Pirate Investor LLC illuminates many important things, including a government attack on free speech, why frisky investors buy dumb stocks and how come a Maryland boy owns a French chateau. It also shows why your e-mail in-box is crammed with garbage from people you don't know who don't sign their real names: Spam pays. Last year Agora Inc., a Baltimore newsletter company, bombarded thousands with a dubious and shameless e-mail come-on for stock market riches.
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By Ching-Ching Ni and Ching-Ching Ni,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 18, 2003
MANILA, Philippines - They come to Quiapo Church to pray to the black Nazarene, a dark wooden statue of Jesus believed to have special powers. Desperate for a miracle, supplicants often roll up their clothing and crawl on bare knees from the back of the cathedral to the altar some 100 feet away. For some, there is a less painful path. For a few pesos, they can hire one of the church's dozen or so "prayer ladies" to smooth the bumps on the hard road to salvation. "God does not care who the prayer is coming from, as long as the person who paid for the prayer is sincere," says Nanette Rosales, 63, a widow who for more than two decades has been praying on behalf of others for a fee. Since colonial Spain brought Roman Catholicism to this sprawling Southeast Asian archipelago four centuries ago, Filipinos have customized their religion with local interpretations.
NEWS
By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff writer | July 15, 1991
On breezy mornings, before the noon heat sets in, the Baltimore-Annapolis Trail is a giant magnet for joggers and cyclists racing by in loose T-shirts and Lycra shorts.Now the 14-mile trail that has become a favorite refuge for fitness fanatics is attracting local businesses.Glen Burnie's oldest bike shop is moving from the downtown shopping district to the trail this fall. The Bike Peddlers, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, will relocate in October to a building on Central Avenue, a stone's throw from the hiker-biker trail.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2004
From foreign lands and America's teeming cities they came, these Jewish peddlers and traders, setting up shop in Maryland's small towns as the 19th century waned. One Jewish merchant traveled from Russia by way of Alaska, ultimately starting a business in Frostburg, because that is where his horse died sometime around 1890. Another Jewish family opened a shop in Havre de Grace, after a Coney Island fortune teller told them to leave New York City and cross two rivers. They chose the Hudson and the Susquehanna.
NEWS
January 21, 2002
IF www.whitehouse.com is a porn site, is it any wonder that a smut peddler has also appropriated baltimoremaryland.com? And if presidents from Bill Clinton - ahem - to George W. Bush can live with the White House's association with erotica, there is no reason for Mayor Martin O'Malley to cough up the cash that the fast-buck artist wants for the Baltimore Internet site. "I'm disgusted, repulsed and annoyed," the mayor says. He should be. Mr. O'Malley should also be troubled that the asking price for the Baltimore-associated site is a paltry $8,500.
NEWS
By Dan Morse and Dan Morse,SUN STAFF | November 23, 1997
The newest traveling salesmen in the bustling Baltimore-Washington corridor are peddling one of the most coveted commodities: time.Can't squeeze in a trip to the bicycle repair shop? Call American Bicycle Mobile Sales & Service and tell John Fuller how to slip into your garage. He has clients he has never seen.No time to get to the grocery store? Just go online, click-and-fill a virtual shopping cart, and within hours you've got food in the kitchen.Your windshield is cracked? Ask Jeff Price of Appaloosa Auto Paint & Glass Repair to come by the office and repair it in the parking lot.Up and down the corridor, the time peddlers offer fresh $l vegetables, Christmas trees, podiatry visits, mall-shopping, dog-grooming, child-hauling, car-washing, car-repairing and a full range of concierge services.
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