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By Mark Bomster and Mark Bomster,Staff Writer | August 18, 1992
Supporters and opponents of Odell's, a private club on North Avenue, packed a hearing room at City Hall last night to testify on its request for a "dance hall" permit against a backdrop of recent violence outside its building."
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By Michael J. Clark and Michael J. Clark,Howard County Bureau of The Sun | May 9, 1991
Three years after a racial epithet by the manager of Turf Valley Country Club in Ellicott City sparked an uproar, 18 black leaders in Howard County called a news conference last night to say the private club had improved race relations.County Council Chairman C. Vernon Gray and black leaders representing fraternities, sororities and business organizations issued a press release at the club saying the Feb. 23, 1988, incident was "both intolerable and reprehensible.""But, it is significant that a positive working relationship and cooperative measures have resulted from it," they went on to say.But noticeably absent were representatives of the Howard County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Staff Writer | July 1, 1993
The owner of a North Laurel nude dancing club has agreed to require that his performers wear G-strings -- at least until he gets a legal opinion determining whether the establishment is a private club.But Benham Zangenah, the owner of Good Guys Bar & Grill, accepted the compromise after state and county officials said he was violating a state law prohibiting the consumption of alcoholic beverages in public establishments that offer nude dancing. He also agreed to keep patrons at least 6 feet away from performers.
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By Michael K. Burns | October 10, 1990
Employees wearing black armbands stood outside the Johns Hopkins Club at lunchtime yesterday, leafleting members and students to support their drive to form a labor union at the graceful private club."
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By William F. Zorzi and William F. Zorzi,Staff Writer | October 2, 1992
A Baltimore circuit judge yesterday granted a city request to dismiss a court order that had allowed the controversial Odell's nightclub to operate until an August zoning decision forced it to close.The judge's action clears the way for the city's nuisance suit against the troubled North Avenue nightspot to go to trial.And after lawyers for 19-21 Inc., Odell's corporate owner, told the judge that the nightspot would reopen tonight -- based on its arguments that it had a valid permit to operate -- Judge Ellen L. Hollander ordered the establishment closed until at least Tuesday.
NEWS
July 27, 1993
The owners of the Good Guys Bar & Grill on Route 1 in North Laurel would have you think of their establishment as a combination sports restaurant/keno palace/pool hall for the more discerning gentleman of Howard County.Oh, yeah. There's this one other attraction: Nearly buck-naked women doing the old bump-and-grind a mere six feet from the customers.And speaking of time-honored dance moves, the Good Guys owners have resorted to one of a legalistic bent to keep their business alive.Other suburban strip-club owners have tried this shuffle in the past.
NEWS
By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,Staff Writer | July 1, 1992
The popular Odell's nightclub on North Avenue can remain open -- at least temporarily -- under an agreement reached this week with the city of Baltimore.The city had gone to court to shut down the club because of a recent spate of crimes near the nightspot as well as neighborhood complaints about patrons who crowd the streets outside. City officials said the club was operating without a permit.Under the agreement reached Monday, the club still must get zoning board approval to operate as a dance hall in order to remain open permanently.
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.
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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 just off the Severn River, voiced their opposition during a three-hour hearing before Stephen M. LeGendre, the county administrative hearing officer.
SPORTS
By New York Times News Service | September 11, 1990
NEW YORK -- Augusta National Golf Club, the prestigious home of the Masters and one of the most exclusive clubs in America, has accepted its first black member, according to a person close to the club.That person, who refused to let his name be used, would not identify the new member other than to say he was nearly 50 years old and belonged to another private golf club, where he was also the first black to become a member.The offer of membership was made and accepted Friday, but it is a regular policy of the club not to make the names of its members public, the individual with knowledge of the offer said.
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