Advertisement
HomeCollectionsSizzler
IN THE NEWS

Sizzler

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | April 21, 1993
A dispute between the owners of the Westminster Sizzler and the Crossroads Square shopping center has delayed the liquor board's issuing a Class B beer, wine and liquor license to the restaurant.Westminster Sizzler's owner, Walter Fitzgerald of Rockville, told the Carroll County Liquor Board yesterday that members of the Burl Partnership Inc., which owns Crossroads Square, will not sign his license application unless the restaurant chain pays an additional $10,000 a year in rent.Richard Murray of Westminster, the resident applicant, has a 10 percent interest in the business.
ARTICLES BY DATE
BUSINESS
By Jerry Morgan and Jerry Morgan,NEWSDAY | January 5, 1997
The experts' outlook for mutual funds in 1997 is pretty much the same as they issued for 1996, and investors should hope they are as wrong now as they were then.But don't bet on it. Two years of huge gains in the stock market have rarely been followed by a third.A correction followed by a recovery is not unexpected.Last year, coming off a sizzling 1995, when the Standard & Poor's 500 index was up more than 37 percent, economists and fund managers lowered expectations, suggesting that 1996 would be a slow growth year, with funds up 7 percent to 10 percent.
Advertisement
NEWS
By STAFF REPORT | January 20, 1993
Bail was denied yesterday for a fourth man charged with killing an employee and robbing several patrons at a Sizzler restaurant in Cockeysville last month.Wayne Alphonzo Brooks, 22, of the 3700 block of W. Coldspring Lane, surrendered to Baltimore County police Monday night and gave up his right to a bail review yesterday, said Assistant State's Attorney Jason G. League. He is being held at the countyjail,. Mr. Brooks had been convicted of a narcotics violation and was on parole.Police acting on an informant's tip in the Dec. 26 murder obtained arrest warrants Friday for Mr. Brooks and three other city men: William Francis Tyler, 44, of the 3800 block of Belle Ave.; Robert Lee Berry, 26, of the 3100 block of Sequoia Ave.; and Aaron Delano Evans, 21, of the 1500 block of Lochwood Road.
NEWS
By Mike Burns | June 16, 1996
CHALK UP ANOTHER example of cynical corporate manipulation of the law. Sizzler International locked without warning the doors on 136 of its family steakhouses, including one at Crossroad Square Shopping Center in Westminster, hours after a sneaky Sunday court filing for bankruptcy in California.Employees arrived for work to find a "Sorry, closed" note taped to the door, after cleaning up the place as usual the previous night. No thanks, no notice, no service. Potential patrons got the same abrupt printed message, as Sizzler pulled the plug on all 25 outlets in the Baltimore-Washington area, fired 900 workers and stopped paying rent on these long-term restaurant leases.
NEWS
By Mike Burns | June 16, 1996
CHALK UP ANOTHER example of cynical corporate manipulation of the law. Sizzler International locked without warning the doors on 136 of its family steakhouses, including one at Crossroad Square Shopping Center in Westminster, hours after a sneaky Sunday court filing for bankruptcy in California.Employees arrived for work to find a "Sorry, closed" note taped to the door, after cleaning up the place as usual the previous night. No thanks, no notice, no service. Potential patrons got the same abrupt printed message, as Sizzler pulled the plug on all 25 outlets in the Baltimore-Washington area, fired 900 workers and stopped paying rent on these long-term restaurant leases.
NEWS
By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff writer | July 10, 1991
Sizzler Restaurant, on Route 140 in Westminster, wants to sell beer and wine, but the county liquor board must decide whether the restaurant is a chain store, and thus prohibited by county law from obtaining a liquor license.The board heard testimony at a hearing yesterday from Sizzler's owners. Board Chairman Earle H. Brewer said a written decision would be issued within 30 days.After the hearing, however, Brewer said there is "a really good possibility" that the board will postpone a decision until after a court case involving Pizza Hut is settled.
NEWS
By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,Staff Writer | January 3, 1993
A Sizzler Steak House in Pikesville was robbed yesterday morning by two armed men who grabbed the manager and forced him to open the safe -- a crime that police do not believe is related to last week's murder of a Sizzler employee during a robbery in Cockeysville.The manager, 31-year-old Vanque Bates, was returning to the restaurant around 8:58 a.m. after dumping trash when two men, both carrying handguns, forced him inside.Mr. Bates was forced to open the safe, then bound with cord before the men fled, police said.
NEWS
By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | May 12, 1993
Two restaurant chains received Carroll County liquor licenses yesterday, the first issued since the state Court of Special Appeals ruled in March that local liquor boards could grant licenses to franchises.The Hampstead Pizza Hut, a party in the case responsible for the appeals court's decision, had applied for its license in February 1989. Sizzler, in the Crossroads Square shopping center, began the application process in 1986.Liquor board members had held off acting on either case while the court system decided whether the state law prohibiting liquor licenses for chain stores, discount houses and supermarkets applied to chain restaurants.
NEWS
By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,Staff Writer | August 6, 1993
Within hours of the slaying, Robert Lee Berry told his brother-in-law he had shot someone at the Sizzler Restaurant in Cockeysville, the relative testified yesterday in Baltimore County Circuit Court.Christopher Bazemore, of Owings Mills, said Mr. Berry awakened him with a telephone call about midnight Dec. 26."He told me something went wrong. They went to the Sizzler and he shot someone," Mr. Bazemore said.Mr. Bazemore said he didn't believe Mr. Berry until he saw a television news report about the robbery in which John D. Tillman, a 29-year-old employee was killed.
NEWS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Staff Writer | January 19, 1993
Bail for one of four Baltimore men charged with murdering Sizzler restaurant employee and robbing four patrons of the Cockeysville establishment on Dec. 26 was set at $200,000 yesterday.William Francis Tyler-el, 44, of the 3800 block of Belle Ave., was the only defendant who chose to have a bail review hearing yesterday in District Court in Towson.Two co-defendants, Robert Lee Berry, 26, of the 3100 block of Sequoia Ave., and Aaron Delano Evans, 21, of the 1500 block of Lochwood Road, remain in jail on a no-bail status.
FEATURES
By Judith Blake and Judith Blake,SEATTLE TIMES | June 12, 1996
Spud-salad season is full upon us. No summer festivity seems complete without this perennial favorite.You can make it the way you've always made it -- which is probably the same way your mother did -- and get nary a complaint, because family tradition is part of potato salad's pull.But if you'd like to tweak your taste buds -- and tradition -- just a bit, consider some variations. A few changes can give potato salad an updated image. And they're easy. Examples:* Potato salad with smoked turkey and artichoke hearts.
NEWS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Staff Writer | October 29, 1993
Baltimore County prosecutors failed yesterday in an unusual attempt to have a man sentenced to death for a manslaughter conviction.Instead, Robert Lee Berry received life in prison plus 20 years for killing an employee of the Cockeysville Sizzler restaurant that he and three other men robbed Dec. 26.In an emotional address to the victim's mother, Berry repeatedly covered his face, apologized and said, "I keep asking myself, 'What happened? What went wrong.' "What went wrong, Judge Joseph F. Murphy Jr. said, "is a classic example of what can happen when a group of people decide that they're going to commit an aggressive and rather spectacular robbery."
NEWS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Staff Writer | October 5, 1993
A 45-year-old Baltimore man got 50 years in prison yesterday for his part in the December 1992 murder of an employee during a robbery at the Sizzler restaurant in Cockeysville.William Francis Tyler, formerly of Belle Avenue, was convicted by a Baltimore County jury on July 15 of felony murder and the armed robbery of seven patrons and employees of the restaurant in the 10100 block of York Road.He was acquitted of a handgun charge.Until he was arrested for the Sizzler murder, Tyler had only a minor criminal record, according to testimony.
NEWS
By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,Staff Writer | August 10, 1993
A Baltimore County Circuit Court jury last night convicted Robert Lee Berry of unintentionally killing a Cockeysville restaurant worker during a Christmastime restaurant holdup, a finding that will probably spare Berry the death penalty.The panel convicted Berry, 26, of manslaughter in the shooting of John D. Tillman, which demanded only a finding of "gross negligence" in the shooting, and acquitted him of first- and second-degree murder, which required "intent" to kill. But at the same time the jury convicted Berry of felony murder for being involved in a crime resulting in a death, seven counts of robbery with a deadly weapon and using a handgun in a crime of violence at the Sizzler Restaurant in Cockeysville during the Dec. 26 robbery.
NEWS
By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,Staff Writer | August 6, 1993
Within hours of the slaying, Robert Lee Berry told his brother-in-law he had shot someone at the Sizzler Restaurant in Cockeysville, the relative testified yesterday in Baltimore County Circuit Court.Christopher Bazemore, of Owings Mills, said Mr. Berry awakened him with a telephone call about midnight Dec. 26."He told me something went wrong. They went to the Sizzler and he shot someone," Mr. Bazemore said.Mr. Bazemore said he didn't believe Mr. Berry until he saw a television news report about the robbery in which John D. Tillman, a 29-year-old employee was killed.
NEWS
By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,Staff Writer | August 5, 1993
Judge Joseph F. Murphy Jr. rejected a defense argument yesterday that jury selection in the Sizzler Restaurant murder case was discriminatory because a prosecutor challenged several black prospective jurors.The final 12-member panel chosen to hear the case against Robert Lee Berry, 26, has three black women jurors; another black woman is among the three alternates.Mr. Berry is on trial in Baltimore County Circuit Court charged with killing John D. Tillman, 29, during a Dec. 26 robbery at the Sizzler Restaurant, in the 10000 block of York Road, Cockeysville.
NEWS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Staff Writer | July 14, 1993
Terror and confusion at the Cockeysville Sizzler the day after Christmas were described yesterday as testimony began in the trial of the first of four defendants charged in a robbery and shooting that cost a 29-year-old employee of the restaurant his life.John Dwayne Tillman lost his life because of the four robbers' impatience, jurors were told in Baltimore County Circuit Court. The employee was shot in the left eye by a gunman who wanted him to point out the manager, according to the testimony.
NEWS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Staff Writer | January 19, 1993
Bail for one of four Baltimore men charged with murdering Sizzler restaurant employee and robbing four patrons of the Cockeysville establishment on Dec. 26 was set at $200,000 yesterday.William Francis Tyler-el, 44, of the 3800 block of Belle Ave., was the only defendant who chose to have a bail review hearing yesterday in District Court in Towson.Two co-defendants, Robert Lee Berry, 26, of the 3100 block of Sequoia Ave., and Aaron Delano Evans, 21, of the 1500 block of Lochwood Road, remain in jail on a no-bail status.
NEWS
By Robert A. Erlandson and Robert A. Erlandson,Staff Writer | August 4, 1993
With his three alleged accomplices convicted last month and awaiting sentence, the man accused of killing a Cockeysville restaurant employee during a Christmastime holdup goes on trial for his life today in Baltimore County Circuit Court.Jury selection is to begin this morning before Judge Joseph F. Murphy Jr. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Robert Lee Berry, 26, of the 3100 block of Sequoia Ave., because they believe he shot and killed John D. Tillman.Witnesses have said Tillman, 29, was shot in the face when he did not immediately identify the manager of the Sizzler Restaurant, in the 10000 block of York Road, during the Dec. 26 robbery.
NEWS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Staff Writer | July 20, 1993
Two 22-year-old cousins pleaded guilty in Baltimore County Circuit Court yesterday to the murder of a restaurant worker and other charges during the robbery of a Sizzler restaurant in Cockeysville on Dec. 26, though they insist that they didn't commit the crimes.Aaron Delano Evans of the 1500 block of Lochwood Road and Wayne Alphonso Brooks of the 3700 block of W. Coldspring Lane said they wanted to plea bargain rather than risk trial.Judge Barbara Kerr Howe accepted their guilty pleas to first-degree murder, armed robbery and use of a handgun in a crime of violence, and agreed she would sentence them to serve no more than 25 years of a possible life sentence.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.