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February 18, 2010
More than a year after the death of its former owner, Boccaccio Restaurant in Little Italy was sold at auction for $1.45 million Wednesday to a mystery buyer, and onlookers speculated that the winning bidder was a representative for Orioles owner and Baltimore attorney Peter G. Angelos. A.J. Billig & Co. Auctioneers handled the sale of the 9,000-square-foot property at 923-937 Eastern Ave. and 506-508 S. Exeter St. for the heirs of ex-owner Giovanni Rigato, who opened the restaurant in 1992 and died in 2008.
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
A lucky patron of Holiday Food Mart on Holliday Street in downtown Baltimore won a $1 million Powerball ticket after matching all five balls on Wednesday night's drawing, Maryland lottery officials said. The ticket, which matched five balls but not the red Powerball number, is the 12th $1 million Powerball prize sold in Maryland this year. The winning numbers were 1, 4, 18, 20 and 45, with a Powerball of 7. The Powerball jackpot is currently estimated at $60 million. cwells@baltsun.com twitter.com/cwellssun
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BUSINESS
December 16, 2009
A Charles Village landmark, the "Copy Cat" building at 2443 N. Charles St., was sold at auction Tuesday to a father-and-son development team, Carl and Steven Verstandig. Their bid at the auction, handled by Alex Cooper Auctioneers, was $365,000 plus a 5 percent buyer's premium that brought the total price to $383,250. The Verstandigs, who have a company called CityWide Properties, said they plan to restore the exterior and renovate the interior. They said possible commercial tenants include a restaurant and a barber shop.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Offenbacher Aquatics Inc., a regional retailer of patio furniture, grills and fireplaces, has been acquired by a private equity buyout firm that plans to expand the chain and upgrade stores and the online presence. Antson Capital Partners LLC, based in Baltimore, said Wednesday it acquired the Lanham-based retailer's seven stores, in Maryland and Virginia. Financial terms were not disclosed. "Offenbacher's has strong name recognition and presents us with a substantial opportunity to increase market share in the region and expand our footprint," Andrew Cohen, an investor who was named chief executive officer of Offenbacher, said in the announcement.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2010
Linthicum-based Dialysis Corp. of America said Wednesday that it has agreed to be acquired for about $112 million by a fellow provider of outpatient dialysis care. The cash offer from U.S. Renal Care Inc., a privately held company in Texas, is for $11.25 per share. That's more than 70 percent above Dialysis Corp.'s $6.52-a-share closing price on Tuesday. The companies said they will provide services to 5,500 patients after the merger, which must be approved by Dialysis Corp.
SPORTS
By Ross Peddicord | July 21, 1993
There was not much of a markup when the Maryland-bred half-sister to $2 million earner Safely Kept sold at the Keeneland (Ky.) sales on Monday.Baltimore county breeder David Hayden originally sold the Dayjur-Safely Home filly as a weanling last fall for $330,000 to William O. Reed. When Reed re-sold her Monday, she brought $350,000.The purchasers were Robert and Beverly Lewis of Pomona, Calif. A Keeneland spokesman said the Lewises are clients of trainer D. Wayne Lukas.One other Maryland-bred was sold during the first three of the four sessions.
SPORTS
January 16, 2004
No. 1 vs. 3 sold out Tonight's boys basketball showdown between No. 1 Mount St. Joseph at No. 3 Archbishop Spalding - set for 7 p.m. - is sold out.
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December 5, 1999
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BUSINESS
By Invest/Net Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a registered investment adviser | January 15, 1996
Below are recent insider transactions of 1,000 shares or more for publicly held companies based in Maryland or having substantial operations in the state. Insiders are officers, directors or owners of 10 percent or more of a corporation's stock.CiticorpRobert H. Martinsen, retired, exercised an option for 35,557 shares of common between $19.13 and $40.75 each from Nov. 8 to Nov. 15, 1995, and sold 24,772 shares at $67.63 each from Nov. 8 to Nov. 15, 1995, and now directly and/or indirectly holds 67,480 common and 1,120 class B common.
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The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
The remaining tickets available for the three possible American League Division Series games at Camden Yards sold out in less than 15 minutes Monday morning, according to the Orioles. Games 1 and 2 against the Detroit Tigers will be played on Thursday and Friday. Times have not been set. The series moves to Detroit for Games 3 and 4 on Sunday and Oct. 6. Game 5, if necessary would be on Oct. 8 at Camden Yards.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2014
Richard E. Kleinfelder, a retired construction manager who had also worked in equipment sales, died Sept. 13 at Stella Maris Hospice of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 66. The son of Julius Elwood "Bud" Kleinfelder, a Siemens salesman, and Dolores Kleinfelder, a homemaker, Richard Elwood Kleinfelder was born in Philadelphia and raised in Springfield, Pa. He and his family moved to Bloomfield Hills, Mich., where he graduated in 1966 from Bloomfield Hills High School.
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Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
A federal judge imposed a six-year sentence Friday on Jacob Theodore George IV, who sold heroin on the online drug bazaar Silk Road. George, 33, an Edgewood man with a history of arrests, drug abuse and mental health problems, apologized to the judge. He said he cried as he confessed to the federal agents who caught him. "I made a bad decision helping with Silk Road," George said, reading from prepared notes. George, who was taken into custody in early 2012, was one of the first dealers on the site to be arrested.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2014
A Powerball lottery ticket worth $2 million was sold at a liquor store in Laurel, according to state lottery officials. A ticket sold at Laurel Lakes Liquors on Baltimore Avenue qualified for a second-tier $1 million prize. Whoever bought it purchased the contest's "PowerPlay" option, doubling the winnings, lottery officials said. The winning numbers in Saturday night's drawing were 3, 12, 31, 34 and 51, with a PowerBall number of 24. A ticket sold in Colorado won a $90 million jackpot in the drawing.
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By Michael Bodley, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
AirMall, which operates stores and restaurants at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, has been sold to a German airport-management company. New-York based private equity firm Prospect Capital Corp. sold Airmall and its parent company, AMU Holdings Inc., to Frankfurt-based Fraport AG for an unspecified amount. The deal took effect Friday, according to Fraport. Prospect Capital declined to comment, but in a statement said it had a 16.7 percent internal rate of return on its investment.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2014
The Mount Vernon BYOB pizza cafe Iggies has been sold.  The business was purchased from longtime owners Lisa Heckman and Peter Wood by Jim Pak, a retired pharmacist. Pak took over the operations at Iggies on July 22, but Wood will remain on board as a consultant for one month.  Heckman opened the Calvert Street cafe in December 2005, shortly after the closing of Soigne, her memorable Fort Avenue collaboration with chef Edward Kim. Heckman was joined at Iggies by Wood in early 2007.
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Sports Digest | July 13, 2014
Memorabilia Ruth bat, contract sold at auction, but ball withdrawn A nearly century-old Babe Ruth bat sold for $214,000 at a memorabilia auction Saturday night, but the first baseball whacked over the Yankee Stadium fence by the legendary slugger failed to land a new home. The auction, held at the Sports Legends Museum a day after the 100-year anniversary of Ruth's first major league game, featured 200 items related to the Baltimore-born home run king. Ruth's bat was discovered in a stash of pre-World War I Red Sox bats found in a 150-year-old home outside Boston, according to Goldin Auctions of New Jersey, which handled the sale.
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