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July 17, 2005
Vincent Michael Spinoso, retired owner of a Southeast Baltimore auto repair shop, died of lung cancer July 9 at his Hydes home. He was 73. Born in Baltimore, he was raised in Little Italy above his parent's Gough Street grocery store. He was a graduate of St. Ann's parochial school. Mr. Spinoso owned and operated Spin's Body and Fender Shop for many years on Holabird Avenue until he retired in 1995. He restored antique and classic cars, including a 1956 Jaguar, 1938 Ford, 1956 Olds 88 and 1961 Lincoln Continental with suicide doors.
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November 5, 2003
William Arthur Elburn, former owner and operator of a North Baltimore auto repair shop and filling station, died of a stroke Sunday at Sinai Hospital. The Reisterstown resident was 88. Mr. Elburn was born in Baltimore, raised in Hampden and graduated in 1933 from Forest Park High School. Then he began working with his father, Herbert Elburn, who a year earlier had established Elburn's Garage in the 4500 block of Falls Road. The younger Mr. Elburn managed the business until retiring in 1973, turning it over to his two sons and daughter, who operated it until closing in 1987.
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August 9, 1993
Howard Louis Lee Sr., the owner of York Road Auto Repairs for about 25 years and a prominent member of his Govans community, died Wednesday of a heart attack while vacationing with his wife in Meherrin, Va. He was 57.A longtime resident of Baltimore, Mr. Lee had lived on Walshire Avenue for 25 years -- moving there about the same time he opened the repair shop at 4811 York Road. He became well-known through his friendliness and desire to help others."He was a neighbor and a very good neighbor," said Ida Rosenberger, who lives two doors away from the Lee home.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | January 2, 1997
An article in yesterday's Anne Arundel edition of The Sun about the efforts of a Severna Park man to obtain the proper zoning for his Volkswagen repair shop reported incorrectly the time for the County Council to vote on land use issues.The County Council will vote on the General Development Plan, a blueprint for future zoning changes, in February. It is unclear when the council will vote on comprehensive rezoning.The Sun regrets the error.Joseph Langlois has spent 14 years building and expanding his Volkswagen repair shop in Severna Park and now serves more than 600 motorists.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | January 7, 1998
A robber brandishing a silver-colored handgun stole diamonds and jewelry from a repair shop in The Mall in Columbia yesterday afternoon after binding the hands and feet of the store's owner and an employee, police said.At 12: 15 p.m., a man approached the owner of Columbia Jewelry Service Center and displayed a semiautomatic handgun, said Sgt. Steven E. Keller, spokesman for the Howard County police.The robber forced the owner into a back room, where he taped the man's hands and feet, then did the same to an employee, Keller said.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | December 12, 2001
The 61-year-old owner of a Northwest Baltimore auto repair business was shot and killed at his establishment late Monday in an apparent robbery, police said. John Davis Jr. was shot in the head about 7 p.m. in the 4200 block of Reisterstown Road while two men tried to rob several people at Davis Auto Repair, which is located inside the Finkelstein Used Cars Inc. building, police and witnesses said. Davis - recalled by family and friends yesterday as a giving man who would always help a friend - was killed shortly after two robbers entered the mechanics' bay at the repair shop, said Sgt. Kevin Daniels, a police spokesman.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | November 3, 2003
If it weren't for a career in the automotive industry, Brian England might have been a teacher. But owning and operating British American Auto Care Inc. hasn't really stopped him. The owner of the Columbia auto repair shop takes pains through letters, brochures and talks with customers to teach a bit of preventive maintenance on their cars. And each week he also spends a few hours with the newer technicians in his shop, adding to the training they're getting in college. That focus on education has paid off for the 25-year-old shop.
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By Angela Winter Ney and Angela Winter Ney,Staff Writer | April 15, 1993
A citizen infiltrated the Greater Severna Park Council meeting Tuesday night.Joseph Langlois, a resident seeking a zoning reclassification necessary for his Ritchie Highway auto repair shop to remain in business, had asked the council for a chance to present his case, hoping to gain their support.The executive board declined to grant him the opportunity. Mr. ++ Langlois showed up anyway.His moment came after heated discussion among council members about whether they agreed with the board, which opposes Mr. Langlois' zoning change.
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By JILL ROSEN and JILL ROSEN,SUN REPORTER | December 7, 2005
Baltimore Development Corp. officials, at a meeting opened to the public after criticism, outlined yesterday their goals in selling a key city-owned property in South Baltimore. Officials announced height limits, open-space requirements and other technicalities for the former Fire Department repair shop on Key Highway -- rules written, they said, to guarantee a vibrant waterfront development that the community could enjoy. "We've been saying over and over and over again in this [request for proposals]
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