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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,SUN STAFF | April 29, 1998
Days after it opened in a Randallstown shopping center, the private club M.I.S.T. has been closed by Baltimore County zoning inspectors who found that owners had violated their permit.The club, in the Savoy Plaza shopping center in the 8500 block of Liberty Road, was ordered closed last weekend by Arnold Jablon, director of the county's Department of Permits and Development Management, after inspectors concluded the establishment had made renovations not in compliance with the permit issued March 13 to operate a banquet hall.
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By Michael Bodley, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Baltimore's private dining clubs, longtime bastions of business networking and deal-making, are loosening up in an effort to attract a younger generation to keep their doors open. Dress codes are easing and lower dues are offered for young members at the Engineers Club of Baltimore in Mount Vernon and the Center Club downtown on the 16th floor of the Transamerica tower. Both have invested millions of dollars over the last five years to revamp aging facilities and maintain the appeal of exclusivity to attract those with money to spend.
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SPORTS
By John W. Stewart | October 20, 2003
The Public Course players played the Private Club members on nearly even terms in singles yesterday at Hayfields Country Club, but it was not nearly enough to offset a first-day deficit, and the Private team finished with a 15 1/2 -8 1/2 victory in the annual Challenge Cup. The winners had a 6 1/2 -5 1/2 margin in singles, with six of the pairings going at least 17 holes. In the closest one, Eddie Lipski of Hillendale CC and Greg Ruark of Mount Pleasant halved their match. Lipski rallied from 3 down to get even in the middle of the round, Ruark went 1 up at the 16th, Lipski birdied the 17th and they halved the last hole.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
James H. Chambers founded the H. Chambers Co. in 1889 as a painting and wallpaper firm working in Baltimore's religious institutions and the homes of the city's upper crust. Over the next century, the business grew into one of the country's elite interior design firms, participating in decoration of the Baltimore Country Club, the Maryland governor's mansion, the White House library during the term of President John F. Kennedy and three ships for Princess Line Cruises. Chambers, which has added architecture, planning, purchasing and installation to its services, now focuses on private clubs, and has projects going in more than 15 states.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 24, 1999
It's not quite party time again on little St. Helena Island, but a businessman's plan to turn his mansion there into a private club has won a key victory from the Anne Arundel County Board of Appeals.Overturning a hearing officer's decision, the board ruled, to the dismay of neighbors, that Keith J. Osborne could operate a club on the island in Little Round Bay without meeting on-site parking requirements.The island is inaccessible to cars, the board noted, and guest parking would be accommodated on a private lot on the mainland.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
James H. Chambers founded the H. Chambers Co. in 1889 as a painting and wallpaper firm working in Baltimore's religious institutions and the homes of the city's upper crust. Over the next century, the business grew into one of the country's elite interior design firms, participating in decoration of the Baltimore Country Club, the Maryland governor's mansion, the White House library during the term of President John F. Kennedy and three ships for Princess Line Cruises. Chambers, which has added architecture, planning, purchasing and installation to its services, now focuses on private clubs, and has projects going in more than 15 states.
NEWS
April 11, 1991
The owner of Charlotte's, a private club in the White Marsh area that features nude dancing, has been charged with violating a new law that bans alcoholic beverages at nude dancing clubs.Charlotte E. Walter, 70, who operates the club in the 10000 block of Pulaski Highway, was issued a summons yesterday charging her with having beer and whiskey on the premises early Sunday morning. She must appear for trial July 9 in Essex District Court, said Baltimore County police spokesman E. Jay Miller.
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By Michael A. Fletcher and Michael A. Fletcher,Staff Writer | June 12, 1992
On party nights, the crowd of young people at North Avenue and Charles Street begins to swell before midnight, around the time the people inside Odell's are beginning to bust a few moves on the dance floor.By the time the popular nightspot closes in the early morning hours, the streets outside the club are often thronged with more than a thousand people. Men in slow-moving cars cruise by, radios blaring, in an attempt to impress women. Others crowd the sidewalk, eyeing girls in spandex and slick hairdos.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | February 12, 1999
More than 40 angry Crownsville residents showed up at an Anne Arundel County hearing yesterday to rail against an Annapolis businessman's plan to turn part of a secluded island in Little Round Bay into a private club for weddings and parties.The residents, and Annapolis Alderman Louise Hammond and Gregory C. Pinkard, a Baltimore businessman whose family owns a third of St. Helena Island, which lies just off the Severn River, voiced their opposition during a three-hour hearing before Stephen M. LeGendre, the county administrative hearing officer.
NEWS
By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,Staff Writer | January 14, 1994
Good Guys, the only Howard County bar with all-nude dancing, was back in court yesterday, its owner and managers arguing that the North Laurel bar is a private club where women have a right to dance nude if they choose.But the state isn't buying that argument."This place is not a private club. . . . Anyone over 21 can join," said Evelyn Cannon, chief of litigation for the state attorney general's office, who argued before U.S. District Court Senior Judge Joseph Young in Baltimore.At issue is a state law that prohibits patrons from drinking alcohol in a public establishment that has nude dancing.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2013
The University of Maryland says it alerted the state attorney general nearly 25 years ago that the school's head swimming coach had acknowledged sexually abusing a girl at his private club, but he was not charged until last year. Rick Curl, founder of Washington's pre-eminent Curl-Burke Swim Club, resigned his position at College Park in August 1988 after the parents of the teenage victim gave the university a letter signed by Curl that acknowledged the abuse. Curl and the parents entered into a legal settlement around that time.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2013
When the United States Golf Association packed up its corporate tents after the 2002 Senior Open concluded, Caves Valley returned to its roots as a private club that was selective in the tournaments it hosted. Mandated to promote the amateur ranks, the Owings Mills club welcomed a handful of events in the intervening years - none involving professionals. That will change in the summer of 2014, when the Ladies Professional Golf Association's inaugural International Crown comes to Baltimore County for a four-day, match-play event featuring four-player teams from eight different countries.
EXPLORE
July 5, 2011
Atholton Swim Club lives up to its part as a nonprofit organization. Using our volunteers we exist to serve our members and the public in many ways for close to 50 years. The relief we would feel from the proposed tax reduction would allow us to continue to offer our many programs to the community. For a non-Columbia Association resident, you will find that our annual dues and fees are less expensive than those of the surrounding CA pools. Our swim club is an affordable alternative for the hard-working middle-class families who find the CA fees out of reach.
NEWS
By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2011
County Councilwoman Courtney Watson said at a public hearing Monday night that she would support including the Columbia Association's 26 swimming pools in her bill to forgive local property taxes for six private, nonprofit Howard swim clubs — if it is legally possible. The question of Columbia's pools has complicated Watson's otherwise straightforward attempt to use state enabling law to give six older, financially struggling community pools a break on county property taxes to help them stay open.
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By ERIKA BUTLERebutler@theaegis.com | June 7, 2011
Underage college students, working undercover with police and the county liquor board, walked into seven different private clubs in Harford County on separate occasions over the weekend and were sold an alcoholic drink. At one club, a law officer accompanying the student was asked to leave because of his attire, and initially refused, according to a liquor inspector who was present. The students were also sold alcoholic beverages at four different liquor stores or restaurants, including one in Havre de Grace, on back-to-back nights.
SPORTS
August 26, 2010
Give clubs the power Sam Farmer Los Angeles Times Of course the NFL should be able to fine players for what and when they post something on Twitter. Playing professional football isn't an inalienable right, it's a privilege. And the league — like a private club — can lay down reasonable rules to protect its product. That said, it should be the individual clubs in most cases, and not league headquarters, issuing the fines. For the most part, the NFL can and does recognize many forms of social media as effective marketing tools.
NEWS
By Marcia Myers and Marcia Myers,Sun Staff Writer | March 31, 1994
The Hagerstown Moose Lodge, which saw its charter revoked and its doors shut last month after rejecting a black applicant, has agreed to sell its building and close permanently to settle a two-year-old racial discrimination suit.Although some lodge members had talked of starting a new organization, the agreement prohibits that. The lodge was the Moose's largest in the nation, with 7,500 members.The settlement, approved by Senior U.S. District Judge John R. Hargrove, resolves a complaint filed in 1992 by the American Civil Liberties Union.
NEWS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Staff Writer | June 29, 1993
An assistant attorney general says Good Guys, a bring-your-own-booze club offering nude dancing in North Laurel, is a public establishment and violates a state law prohibiting such businesses.Del. Martin Madden, a Republican who represents Howard County and the Laurel area of Prince George's County, said he requested an opinion from the attorney's general's office to determine whether Good Guys is in violation of a law prohibiting patrons from taking alcoholic beverages into public establishments offering nude dancing or sexually oriented entertainment.
BUSINESS
By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2009
Salary: $52,000 Age: 49 Years on the job: 11 How he got started: Andreas Doulamatis moved from Greece to Ohio to attend the University of Toledo. He majored in economics and campaign management, but while still in school began working at a private club as a supervisor. He didn't finish school and instead decided to relocate to the Baltimore/Washington area after accepting a job as maitre d' with the former International Club of Washington. He worked there for almost 10 years. When the commute became too much, he looked for work closer to home and became the maitre d' at the Center Club, on the 15th and 16th floors of the Legg Mason building.
SPORTS
By Patrick Gutierrez and Patrick Gutierrez,patrick.gutierrez@baltsun.com | March 27, 2009
One Saturday in the near future, amateur golfer Mike Ford will tee it up for the first time this spring. If all goes according to plan, he will arrive at the course early, stretch, take a few practice swings and, when it's his turn, try to smack one down the middle of the fairway. The only difference is this year, for the first time since 1997, Ford won't be doing it at the Hillendale Country Club. Instead, having recently surrendered his membership, he'll be playing at one of the 120-plus Maryland golf courses open to the public.
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