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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2013
During a quiet morning at his hardware store, owner Jared Littmann strolled down an aisle to chat up a regular customer who was looking at smoke alarms. "Good to see you. Let me know what you need," Littmann told Ben Derrick, a handyman for Annapolis Property Services, who was shopping at Littmann's K&B True Value hardware store in Annapolis. Though he's in the store almost daily, Derrick said he didn't know Littmann will soon be sworn in as the Ward 5 alderman on the Annapolis city council.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
Shot in the head in a robbery of his South Caroline Street business in 1982, Tsambikos Diakoloukas never fully recovered. He remained unable to move and in and out of consciousness, with his wife by his side helping to care for him.  Diakoloukas died in December at the age of 79, and the medical examiner's office and prosecutors say he succummbed after all those years to the bullet fired into his head by robbers, who made off with $20 and an...
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January 18, 1995
An East Baltimore store owner was charged with attempted murder and related offenses last night after an argument with a youth ended in gunfire.The youth, 17-year-old Ben Johnson of the 1500 block of N. Broadway, was treated for a head wound and released from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center after the 8 p.m. shooting outside B & J Cut Rate Liquors at 1801 E. Federal St.Bong Su Oh, 44, the store's owner, was awaiting a bail hearing at the Eastern District...
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2014
Yes, that really was actor Woody Harrelson tooling around Baltimore on a bike Friday afternoon. Master illusionist David Blaine was in tow, according to Joe Traill, the owner of Joe's Bike Shop in Fells Point. Traill said that Harrelson has been a customer of his ever since he came in Baltimore in 2011 to film "Game Change. " "I think a bike is his preferred mode of transport around the city," Traill said. But, he said, this was the first time Blaine had ever been inside the shop.
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May 9, 1997
A liquor store owner escaped injury Wednesday when he chased two armed robbers, one of whom turned and fired a gun at him, state police said yesterday.Frank K. Boyd, owner of Penmar Liquors in the 5200 block of Francis Scott Key Highway, north of Taneytown, told police a man with a shotgun entered his store about 9 p.m. and demanded money.The man fled with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.Boyd ran after the thief. A second man, who had waited outside the store, grabbed the shotgun from the other during the chase through a field and fired once at Boyd.
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June 7, 2003
Herbert W. Townsend, a retired art supply store owner and a painter, died Tuesday of a circulatory ailment at his Roland Park home. He was 93. Born in Wilmington, Del., he graduated from the Friends School in Wilmington and attended the University of Delaware, where he studied chemical engineering. He moved to Chicago in the early 1930s, and while taking courses at the Art Institute, he founded and became the principal partner in the Near North Guild, an arts supply store. He retired in the late 1970s.
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October 11, 1997
IN YOUR OCT. 2 editorial ''Armed against crime'' you state that fear of death doesn't always stop those desperate enough to rob. What do you suggest -- submission? You say that citizens shouldn't try to take the place of the police. Yet none of the 230 police officers that serves in the area of Sung Kim's store were present when he needed them.I understand perfectly Mr. Kim's belief that his life and the fruits of his labor are worth defending. But why the collective sensibilities of The Sun's editorial staff are outraged every time a citizen decides not to be a helpless, passive crime victim remains a mystery.
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By Annie Linskey | June 12, 2008
The owner of the St. Paul Cleaners and Tailors in North Baltimore's Charles Village shot a man who attempted to rob the business yesterday afternoon, police said. Police said the robber, armed with a knife, walked into the store about 1:45 p.m. and demanded money. Police spokesman Sterling Clifford said the owner, who was not identified, drew a gun and fired several times, striking the man in the hip, arm and hand. Clifford said the robber staggered out of the store and demanded that a witness hail a cab for him, police said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 29, 2004
A Hickory Ridge liquor store owner whose clerk gave beer to an underage employee in August after closing was fined $500 by the Howard County Liquor Board. Eric Stein, of Decanter Fine Wines in Hickory Ridge Village Center, was ordered to pay the fine after county police Detective Martin Johnson testified at a hearing Dec. 15. Johnson was outside the store after it closed Aug. 2, he said, when clerk David Catania, 25, and Sean Fable, 18, emerged, each clutching brown paper bags found to have beer in them.
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By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | February 5, 2000
A Southwest Baltimore grocery store owner was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison yesterday for leading a roving pack of thieves who shoplifted more than $4 million in merchandise from department stores around the country. Albert Eugene Roberts, 37, was the head of an organized interstate ring that sent teams of experienced shoplifters into Wal-Mart, Kmart and Target stores to steal health and beauty aids, federal prosecutors said. Some of the merchandise was later sold for bargain prices at Marge & Gene's, his South Monroe Street store.
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By Kim Fernandez,
For The Baltimore Sun
| December 12, 2013
The UPS driver looked a little befuddled when he walked into Howl on Chestnut Ave., in Baltimore yesterday afternoon. “There's a cat out here in a carrier,” he told Robin McDonald, owner of the natural pet-supply store. She followed him outside and lo and behold, there sat what appeared to be a Maine Coon mix in a carrier with a note: “Very nice cat. Please help! Jean-Pierre is his name.” He looked skinny and scruffy and his hair was sparse, but McDonald brought Jean-Pierre into the shop and opened the carrier door.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2013
A Baltimore man who was shot by county police Friday on Pulaski Highway was wanted for robbing a Timonium gold business earlier this month of jewelry and other items after binding two employees' hands with zip ties, authorities said. Police said that on Oct. 2, Derek Alexander Roberts, 44, and another man, Richard Bruzdzinski, 42, entered the American Bullion Center on York Road shortly after 4:30 p.m. and forced two employees to lie on the floor, tied their hands and took jewelry, coins, a phone and a handgun from the store.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2013
Jay Chung's parents bought the family's business, Charles Village Schnapp Shop, a quarter-century ago, pouring their life's savings into the liquor store and banking their retirement on its success. But a plan to redesign Baltimore's zoning would take the business' value from $500,000 to zero, Chung said Thursday at a City Council hearing on the proposed land use regulations. The recommended zoning code, the first in a generation, would force about 100 neighborhood liquor stores, like the Chungs', out of business.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2013
A federal grand jury in Maryland has indicted nine Baltimore business owners alleging almost $7 million in food stamp fraud.  The scheme, called "food stamp trafficking," involved the store owners redeeming food stamp benefits in exchange for cash and splitting the proceeds with food stamp recipients, authorities say. One store owner, who runs the Second Obama Express in West Baltimore, is accused of obtaining more than $2 million in payments for...
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2013
Herman Katkow, a retired clothing store owner who became the voice of Baltimore's small retail entrepreneur in City Hall, Annapolis and Congress, died of kidney failure Thursday at Vantage House in Columbia. The Mount Washington resident was 95. As the longtime director of the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Small Business, he served under Mayors Theodore R. McKeldin, J. Harold Grady, Phillip Goodman, Thomas J. D'Alesandro III, William Donald Schaefer, Clarence H. Du Burns and Kurt L. Schmoke.
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By Lane Page | July 23, 2013
If you listen carefully as you browse the shelves at Daedalus Books in Columbia, you might hear the clicking of seven or eight sets of paws from the offices above. Those paws belong to the French bulldog, Cairn terrier, border collie and other canines that enjoy the dog-friendly culture that Daedalus owners Helaine Harris and Robin Moody pioneered from day one back in the '80s. Even if they're out of sight, says store manager Denise Hagvall, know that “if their owners are here, the dogs are here.” But it's Hagvall's dog -- company spokesdog Bernie -- a half cocker spaniel, half shih tzu rescue from Tennessee, that most often parades about the store, where he has a following of fans, especially kids.
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By Brian Sullam and Brian Sullam,Staff Writer | April 7, 1992
WESTMINSTER -- State police announced last night that they had arrested a suspect in the slaying of a Carroll County hardware store owner gunned down as he tended his store 13 days ago.Members of the criminal investigation unit working from the Westminster state police barracks arrested Michael C. Bryson, 25, about 6:30 p.m. yesterday and charged him in the slaying of Charles W. Therit Jr., 51.State police spokesman Chuck Jackson said the Manchester man...
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff Writer | February 24, 1993
Melrose hardware store owner Charles W. Therit was killed for $140, testimony revealed yesterday in the trial of the man accused of his murder.A prosecution witness, Fay Therit, told the trial jury that five days after her husband was shot in the head with a gun taken from the store, she calculated how much money was missing from the store's cash register."
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The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2013
Spring is finally here in Baltimore, and local boutiques are filled to the brim with new clothing for this season. But when picking out new go-to pieces, it's easy to get lost in a sea of mint green, bold stripes and sequins. To get you started, we asked boutique owners about their top picks for spring — and the fashion dos and don'ts that everyone should know about. Lisa Ponzoli, owner of Babe 1716 Aliceanna St., Fells Point 410-244-5114; babeaboutique.com Favorite spring trends: "Sheer fabrics, easy bodies, florals, stripes, layering, skirts and the high-low hem are really strong.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2013
During a quiet morning at his hardware store, owner Jared Littmann strolled down an aisle to chat up a regular customer who was looking at smoke alarms. "Good to see you. Let me know what you need," Littmann told Ben Derrick, a handyman for Annapolis Property Services, who was shopping at Littmann's K&B True Value hardware store in Annapolis. Though he's in the store almost daily, Derrick said he didn't know Littmann will soon be sworn in as the Ward 5 alderman on the Annapolis city council.
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