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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Sun Staff Writer | June 30, 1994
Angered by loiterers who they say drink alcohol in front of shop windows and on the Patapsco River bridge, merchants in historic Ellicott City are calling for aggressive action against loitering and public drunkenness."
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2014
Ray W. Kauffman, who owned and operated E.J. Codd machine shop in Southeast Baltimore, died of sarcoma complications April 28 at Gilchrist Hospice Center in Towson. The lifelong Roland Park resident was 88. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Ray Menifee Kauffman and the former Alberta Wiegand. Both his parents had hearing impairments due to childhood illnesses. Mr. Kauffman became fluent in sign language and lived in a home with both a door bell, which he could hear, and flashing light, which they could see. Mr. Kauffman, who attended Roland Park Elementary School, remained a resident of a home his family bought about 1906 to escape the city's heat.
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By Rosalie Falter and Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 22, 1998
TWO BEAUTY shop owners won the Linthicum Lions Club's Linthicum's Best Businessperson awards for 1998 for their service to the community.Cathy Ulrich, owner of Head to Toe Beauty Salon, and Sharon Wunder, of Crowning Glory Hair Salon, received their awards Monday at a club meeting and dinner. The awards were presented by Beth Sandifer, first vice president.Ulrich and her staff provide gifts for needy families at Christmas, send donations to homeless children in Bosnia and support women's shelters.
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By David Driver | February 25, 2014
Garry Spears, with a pen in his right hand, leans over a designer's table just inside the front door of his store, The Art of Framing, in South Laurel on a recent Monday morning as two customers look on. "This is a quarter-inch and this is 2 inches of matting [that is] showing," Spears says to Monica Kapps, a customer for nearly 20 years. Store owner, framer and art consultant, Spears, 68, weathered a recession about eight years ago and several store moves and is now marking a quarter of a century of doing business in Laurel.
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By Roger Twigg x | September 15, 1991
City police are notifying gun shop owners and sales outlets in Baltimore to comply with a recently enacted city ordinance aimed at protecting children from firearm injuries.Dennis S. Hill, a police spokesman, said letters have been mailed the nine gun-shop operators and other sales outlets in the city advising them of the change in law.Some parts of the ordinance, which requires all firearm owners to keep their weapons secure from children, apply directly to shop owners, Mr. Hill said.The spokesman said the law requires that the shop owners offer to sell or give the firearm purchaser a trigger lock or similar device to prevent the firearm from discharging accidentally.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,SUN STAFF | December 14, 1999
Howard County detectives believe they know who fatally shot two young men along an Oakland Mills bike path last month, but they are still gathering evidence, Chief Wayne Livesay said yesterday.Livesay made the remark to a liquor store owner as he walked through Oakland Mills Village Center. He spoke with business owners and reassured them that investigators will make an arrest in the double killing along the path off Stevens Forest Road.Ken Keepers, owner of Oakland Mills Liquors, told Livesay he had heard that detectives have suspects but not enough evidence to arrest them.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | April 11, 1997
More people are moving into North Laurel, but merchants at Cherry Tree Center say that isn't helping their business.Shop owners at the Scaggsville shopping center have characterized business as disappointing -- despite the recent openings of new communities nearby -- and claim the center needs a major anchor store to thrive."
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By Ginger Thompson and Ginger Thompson,Mexico City Bureau | May 2, 1993
MEXICO CITY -- Americans aren't the only ones worried abou losing business to low-cost operations in Mexico. Some Mexicans are hit by the same phenomenon.And the conflict this has aroused threatens to put an end to the street vendors of handicrafts that attract many tourists here, and anyone else looking for a bargain.Two Mexico City city businessmen -- Francisco Padilla Lopez and Guillermo Gazal Jafif -- illustrate the conflict that has sparked violence in Mexico City's historic central district.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | September 29, 1992
SYKESVILLE -- Main Street business is alive and growing steadily. Despite the recession, new shop owners say they are prospering and plan to stay."We have had several new stores open lately and the restaurants also draw people," said Dick Norris, president of the Sykesville Business Association and owner of Consolidated Stationers at 7568 Main St. "People can find different things here, and there's no parking problems."Ginny Welsh, owner of Past Tymes General Store, at Main Street and Sandosky Road, said she thinks people want to get back to small towns and small shops.
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By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | April 29, 2001
Reversing an earlier decree, Annapolis Mayor Dean L. Johnson wants to raise parking fees in the city's downtown garages - a proposal that has angered business and shop owners, leaving one "speechless." If the proposal is approved by the city council, motorists would pay, as of July 1, an additional $45 to $50 a month to park at the Noah H. Hillman and Gotts Court garages. Johnson's proposal also would eliminate the garages' first hour of free parking, popular with tourists and shoppers in the state capital.
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By Justin George and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2014
Dan Millen remembers Darion Marcus Aguilar walking into his Rockville gun shop with an air of confidence and a wad of cash. Aguilar wanted a shotgun, which he said he planned to keep in his home for protection. Aguilar's dress was nondescript, Millen said, except for a pair of high-top skateboarding shoes. The 19-year-old asked to see a Mossberg 500 series 12-gauge, a basic pump-action model used for sport, bird hunting or self-defense. He passed a state-mandated FBI criminal background check within minutes, paid $430 and walked out of the store Dec. 10 with the shotgun, which authorities say he used Saturday to kill two employees at a skate shop in The Mall in Columbia before taking his own life.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
Garnette Lynch Brant, a retired real estate saleswoman who also had a Waverly consignment shop, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 19 at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 93 and lived in Lutherville. Born Mary Garnette Lynch in Yadkin County, N.C., she was raised in Winston-Salem. She was the daughter of Sallie Wishon Ledbetter, an R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. employee, and Luther Lynch, a carpenter. She graduated from Bowman Gray High School in 1937 and became a bookkeeper. In 1940, she left Winston-Salem and moved to Washington, D.C., to work in Army intelligence.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2013
Lynda Ames, a retired jewelry designer who later headed medical and other charity events, died of cancer Nov. 11 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 74 and lived in Owings Mills. Born Linda Thema Reubens in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Ben Reubens, who owned the Belle Isle Taxicab Co. and was an insurance broker. Her mother, Augusta Reubens, was a homemaker who played the piano. Raised in Fallstaff, she attended the Robert E. Lee School, Public School No. 49, and was a 1957 Park School graduate.
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September 17, 2013
If you were in Baltimore anywhere near a school on the Wednesday afternoon when schools let out early because of heat, you saw yet another example of an ineffective and incompetent segment of city government. School age children were let out on city streets to behave rudely and inappropriately because they simply have not been taught any better. On the transit bus, as woman asked a child if he was going home to do homework. He responded, "We not goin' home. " In downtown, a street corner in South Baltimore was inundated with students of the Digital Harbor High School who were so wild that the Circulator driver refused to pick them up. These out-of-control youths flooded into local stores, yelling obscenities and disturbing customers.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | December 21, 2012
Gun shops are calling it the "Obama gun stimulus. " Baltimore-area gun stores say they have seen a spike in sales of assault-type rifles and other semiautomatic weapons since the Sandy Hook elementary school shootings in Connecticut and the subsequent talk by President Barack Obama, Gov. Martin O'Malley and other politicians of gun restrictions. "Our numbers are even too high to give you a quote," said Jim Blucher, a salesman at Clyde's Sport Shop in Halethorpe. "Obama and O'Malley have become our best customers, politically.
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November 11, 2012
The grand old lady is showing her advancing age. I'm referring to the failing infrastructure of Baltimore city's water piping below her streets ("Charles St. 'river' subsides; businesses can reopen," Nov. 9). Some of the major conduits are over 100 years old. They are destined for inevitable failure. We have witnessed some of these failures recently. It can be obviously crippling to our city. It disrupts everything in downtown Baltimore. Shop owners see a precipitous drop-off in sales if they are located near the water main breaks.
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By MICHAEL JAMES and MICHAEL JAMES,SUN STAFF | October 17, 1995
The protesters carried signs saying "End Handgun Violence" and "No Multiple Sales." In response, the gun shop owners they were picketing hung a sign over the front door saying, "It's the criminals, stupid!"Such was the clash of ideology yesterday outside the Baltimore Gunsmith shop at 200 S. Broadway, with about 20 protesters rallying against the unlimited sale of firearms and the shop owners sticking to their guns and saying people are the real killers."The problem has been that gun dealers tend to see this as an economic issue.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN STAFF | May 30, 1996
Owners of the vacant Peabody Book Shop and Beer Stube want members of the Mount Vernon-Belvedere Association to put up or shut up.Directors of the community group voted last week to oppose a request by the establishment's owners to demolish the book shop and tavern at 913 N. Charles St., which was frequented by H. L. Mencken, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and musicians, poets and artists. Association members want the owners, 913 North Charles Street Limited Partnership, to save at least the facade, and repair or reconstruct the rest.
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By Blair Ames, bames@tribune.com | October 30, 2012
When some business owners use sandbags to protect their property during storms, Bean Hollow owner Gretchen Shuey uses bags of ground coffee. The Ellicott City store owner laid about 1,000 pounds of ground coffee bags behind the door of her business and used duct tape to fill in the seams in preparation for Hurricane Sandy Monday night. Thankfully, it wasn't necessary as the historic district in Ellicott City avoided flooding. "Yes, yes I do feel lucky," Shuey said inside the coffee shop Tuesday morning.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2012
The 40-year-old owner of a Pasadena barber shop became the victim of a robbery Sunday evening, when he tried to lend a lighter to a stranger. His attempt at a good deed ended in armed robbery. As he was closing his shop at about 6:45 p.m., the barber noticed a man lingering at his truck, which was parked in front of the shop in 8400 block of Fort Smallwood Road. When he said the shop was closing, the man asked for a lighter. The victim left the shop and went to his truck to retrieve a lighter.
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