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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.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | October 9, 1995
A team of private club members, most of them club champions, dominated the early play, and helped post a 17-7 victory over public course players in the inaugural Challenge Cup matches yesterday at Eagle's Nest.The two-day competition, which concluded with 12 singles matches, matched the top private club players against their public course counterparts. The event was sponsored by the Municipal Golf Corporation.Sheldon Kalish of Woodholme Country Club set the tone for the day when he jumped ahead of Peter Iannacone early and played par in winning, 5 and 4. The leaders (8-4 in singles)
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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 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 TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | May 28, 1999
A Circuit judge prohibited a Crownsville man yesterday from using his mansion on St. Helena Island to hold weddings and other affairs -- except for the nuptials of one anxious June bride who's been worrying about the court decision. Her wedding will go on as planned.Judge Joseph P. Manck said he believed Keith Osborne, who owns the Annapolis-based Fantasy Island Management Inc., had used the island for commercial purposes in violation of county zoning laws.Osborne will have to cancel the two September weddings he booked on his 6-acre island.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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