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By Paul Shread and Paul Shread,Staff writer | July 17, 1991
Worried about the prospect of peep shows returning to Glen Burnie and Odenton, two County Council members have proposed a moratorium thatwould prevent new businesses from showing adult videos.The moratorium, introduced Monday night by Councilman Edward Middlebrooks, D-Glen Burnie, and Vice Chairman David G. Boschert, D-Crownsville, wouldgive the county until Dec. 1 to develop new guidelines regulating peep shows. The council is expected to approve the moratorium Aug. 5."The time has come to take this issue head-on to preserve the moral fabric of the community and the family," Boschert said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2013
From many little yellow peeps, one artistic family saw a giant yellow bird. At the sixth annual "Peep Show" in downtown Westminster, the massive 3,810-marshmallow-strong Big Bird drew the biggest oohs and ahhs among the young kids and older fans who filled the Carroll County Arts Council building on Main Street Saturday, all there to take in a host of candy-inspired creations. The "Long Live Sesame Peep" display, complete with a trash-canned Oscar the Grouch, was created by Robert Mondor and his family - wife Ann, son Sean, 10, and daughter Lauren, 8, all of Westminster - and was just one of many pop-culture-inspired displays at the Easter event, which has become a major fundraiser for the council each year.
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By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,Anne Arundel Bureau of The Sun | August 6, 1991
The Anne Arundel County Council unanimously approved last night a moratorium on the licensing of video peep shows.The legislation came in response to applications by two companies which had intended to install them at stores in Glen Burnie and Odenton.Both applications were withdrawn last week in the face of vigorous protests by angry residents in those two communities.Nevertheless, council members said they were still concerned about the potential spread of peep shows in the county."My mission is not one of censorship," said Councilman Edward Middlebrooks, D-2nd, of Glen Burnie, who co-sponsored the moratorium.
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Carroll Eagle Staff | April 6, 2012
This week the Carroll Arts Center in Westminster is pretty in pink … and yellow ... and green ... for the fifth annual Peep Show, a combination of candy and art taking over the Main Street gallery through next Sunday, April 15. The show, which opened April 5, challenges local residents to create original works of art made with Peeps, the marshmallow confection created by the Just Born company of Bethlehem, Pa. This year's show includes 196...
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By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,Anne Arundel Bureau of The Sun | July 27, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- Citing community pressure, two companies have decided to withdraw their request for commercial licenses that would have allowed them to install video peep shows in their Anne Arundel County stores.Timothy F. Umbreit, an attorney for the two companies, said yesterday that he will be sending county councilmen letters of his clients' intentions.The companies, Magura and Tokai enterprises, had initially sought to install the video machines in stores in Glen Burnie and in Odenton.
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By Paul Shread and Paul Shread,Staff writer | November 18, 1991
The County Council, which wants to know what residents think about peep shows and bingo parlors, will conduct public hearings tonight on bills regulating both industries.The bingo bill, 10 months in themaking, would prevent organized crime from having ties to the county's commercial parlors.The county revoked bingo licenses last year for three establishments, including Bingo World on Belle Grove Road in Brooklyn Park, whenofficials found that Stephen B. Paskind of Florida, who held those licenses, associated with organized crime figures at a bingo hall he owns in Florida.
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By Paul Shread and Paul Shread,Staff writer | August 5, 1991
The County Council will vote tonight on a moratorium that would prevent new businesses from showing adult videos.Two council members proposed the moratorium after two companies applied for licenses to show peep shows in Glen Burnie and Odenton.Because of community opposition, the companies, Magura and Tokai enterprises, last week dropped plans to show adult videos. However, the two companies have approval to sell adult books and videos.Councilmen Edward Middlebrooks, D-Severn, and David G. Boschert, D-Crownsville, plan to go ahead with the moratorium anyway.
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By Paul Shread and Paul Shread,Staff writer | September 4, 1991
A county moratorium on new peep show licenses has withstood a court challenge.Annapolis Road Books in Odenton had asked U.S. DistrictJudge Frederic N. Smalkin to overturn the moratorium. Smalkin refused, ruling last week that the temporary moratorium wouldn't cause the store "immediate, irreparable injury.""It's a positive decision for the county," County Deputy AttorneyDavid Plymyer said.But Smalkin has yet to rule on the constitutionality of the county's law regulating peep shows. Annapolis Road Books and 2020 News in Parole filed suit last month challenging the law,which requires businesses to obtain a "Class Y" license to show adult videos.
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By Paul Shread and Paul Shread,Staff writer | August 15, 1991
Two adult bookstores have gone to federal court to challenge a county law that requires a license to show adult videos.Annapolis RoadBooks in Odenton filed suit in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Tuesday, and 2020 News in Parole filed suit last week.Annapolis Road Books claims the law is vague and allows officialsto deny licenses for reasons other than constitutional concerns.Deputy County Attorney David Plymyer said he believes the county's law can withstand a constitutional challenge.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | December 20, 1992
A Circuit Court judge has ruled that peep show booths in an Odenton bookstore must remain closed until a trial is held on the county's request to permanently shut the booths down.The decision led county lawyers to say they would seek a similar order against an Annapolis store if it continues to operate the videos.Judge H. Chester Goudy granted an injunction Friday to shut down the peep shows in an adult bookstore in the 1600 block of Annapolis Road until the trial. No trial date has been set.Annapolis Road Ltd., which operates the Odenton store, has sued to overturn the county's 1991 law requiring a license for adult video arcades.
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By Audra Barlow and Audra Barlow,DAILY PRESS | August 19, 2003
"What is that?" Gary Jones of Newport News, Va., blurted out to his children as they cruised past the Kiln Creek Shopping Center in York County, Va. "We have to stop and check it out." It's not often that one passes a bus painted in candy colors that only the Partridge Family could love with a giant yellow baby chicken on the roof. The Jones family had encountered the "Peeps Fun Bus," which is undertaking a year-long, coast-to-coast caravan to mark the 50th anniversary of the little marshmallow chicks that are popular around Easter.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,Sun Staff | October 15, 2000
One hot, sweaty August day a few years back, my friend Tom and I decided to take in a freak show at the Wisconsin State Fair. It wasn't something we'd normally do. Tom was the kind of guy who wore bow ties, and I've never exactly been Ms. Let-It-All-Hang-Loose. For some reason, the meshing of our personalities resulted in weirdly spontaneous behavior. The sideshow was made up of several mobile homes, each containing a different attraction. We paid admission to one, and went inside. It wasn't air-conditioned, so the lights were turned off to minimize the heat.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | November 18, 1998
The state's second-highest court dealt a blow yesterday to Anne Arundel County's seven-year effort to control adult bookstores through special zoning.A three-judge panel of the Court of Special Appeals directed that the county's Board of Appeals hold a hearing on a challenge to the zoning law.The appeals court's ruling has to do with whose case is presented first. The court held that the county must present its case first at the hearing because it is trying to show that 2020C West, a bookstore in Parole that has peep shows, is an adult bookstore.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | January 29, 1998
The Anne Arundel County Circuit Court must determine the constitutionality of county zoning restrictions on peep shows and adult bookstores, the state's highest court ruled yesterday.The ruling by the Court of Appeals -- a setback for the county, which had won in lower courts -- pointed to what might be a constitutional flaw in the county's law, which allows a zoning official to decide what is obscene.Harry Levy, a lawyer for Annapolis Road Ltd., had argued that the county never spelled out how it would decide whether movies are obscene.
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | July 6, 1997
When she's not belting out "Tomorrow" on stage, Annie, accompanied by an orphan or two, likes to head out to Times Square for a quick game of Lazer Tag at one of the slick new arcades, followed by a bowl of spaghetti or a burger at a hip but positively kid-friendly eatery.They window-shop at the huge Disney Store that anchors the corner of 42nd Street. Across the street are two other recent arrivals kids love: DAPY for weird and wacky trinkets and Magic Max for take-home magic tricks."Times Square is really fascinating, especially at night with all of the lights, and a lot safer than I thought it would be," offers 8-year-old Brittny Kissinger, the endearing Annie of the new 20th-anniversary Broadway production.
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By MIKE KLINGAMAN | July 10, 1994
I am sitting on the back porch, enjoying our new home entertainment center: a hanging basket filled with cascading pink geraniums and a nest of chattering baby birds.No cable television for me. I have my own Nature Channel, thanks to a family of finches that has moved into the neighborhood.Where did they settle? Not in the trees or any of the birdhouses that surround our place. No, these birds passed up ordinary lodgings, landing instead on our porch, where Ms. Finch built her nest in the center of a 12-inch basket brimming with geraniums and hanging from the rafters.
NEWS
By Deidre McCabe and Deidre McCabe,Staff writer | September 23, 1991
After touring an adult video store and peep show in Annapolis, County Councilman Edward Middlebrooks, D-Glen Burnie, said he's more committed than ever to ousting a Glen Burnie video store from a residential neighborhood.Middlebrooks said he will seek restricted parking and increased lighting in areas closest to the Paradise One adult video store on Crain Highway in the hopes of drying up business."People who come to these places like to hide in the shadows," hesaid, explaining why brighter lights directed at the video store might decrease its trade.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | January 29, 1998
The Anne Arundel County Circuit Court must determine the constitutionality of county zoning restrictions on peep shows and adult bookstores, the state's highest court ruled yesterday.The ruling by the Court of Appeals -- a setback for the county, which had won in lower courts -- pointed to what might be a constitutional flaw in the county's law, which allows a zoning official to decide what is obscene.Harry Levy, a lawyer for Annapolis Road Ltd., had argued that the county never spelled out how it would decide whether movies are obscene.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | December 20, 1992
A Circuit Court judge has ruled that peep show booths in an Odenton bookstore must remain closed until a trial is held on the county's request to permanently shut the booths down.The decision led county lawyers to say they would seek a similar order against an Annapolis store if it continues to operate the videos.Judge H. Chester Goudy granted an injunction Friday to shut down the peep shows in an adult bookstore in the 1600 block of Annapolis Road until the trial. No trial date has been set.Annapolis Road Ltd., which operates the Odenton store, has sued to overturn the county's 1991 law requiring a license for adult video arcades.
NEWS
By Patrick Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert,Staff Writer | May 26, 1992
A handful of men perch on stools around the stage, hands wrapped around $5 cans of beer, eyes fixed on the dancer who gyrates around a pole in the smoky haze of an almost-empty room.Nikki, blond waves pulled back behind her ears, wears a pair of deep red pasties and a pink thong.She swings off the pole and alights in front of a dour, middle-aged customer whose unbuttoned polo shirt fights a losing battle with his waistline. Nikki bends over the customer's head."C'mon and smile," she purrs.
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