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By Los Angeles Daily News | July 5, 1991
Walt Disney Co. has announced a $75 million promotional push for its home video business that is expected to help compete with next month's release of 20th Century Fox's "Home Alone."Disney Home Video, which led the industry in video sales to consumers last year, said its plan includes print advertisements in magazines such as Good Housekeeping and Ladies Home Journal, rebates tied with Procter & Gamble's Downy Fabric Softener and Tide detergent and giveaways of backpacks and gift boxes.The promotions are tied to 94 old and new Disney video releases, including the animated version of "Robin Hood" this month, four "Talespin" cartoon packages in August and "The Rescuers Down Under" movie in September.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
Abraham "Al" Ackerman, who rose from selling eggs door to door to owning and operating a wholesale egg company, died Sept. 6 from complications of bladder cancer at his Pikesville home. He was 89. The son of Russian immigrants, Abraham Ackerman was born in Baltimore and raised on Hill Street. He was a graduate of Southern High School. During World War II, he served with an anti-aircraft unit and participated in the Normandy invasion. In the early 1950s, Mr. Ackerman started selling eggs door to door.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | March 1, 1991
Publishers and movie producers nationwide are scrambling to satisfy America's new appetite for books and videos about the Persian Gulf war and the Middle East.A plethora of war-related titles landed in the nation's bookstores shortly after the Aug 2. invasion of Kuwait, with sales soaring since the Jan. 17 start of the war, industry sources say. Next week, the first of the war-video compilations are scheduled to arrive, with expectations they will draw the same response.Turner Broadcasting System Inc., the parent firm of CNN, said yesterday its home video unit will release "Operation Desert Storm: The War Begins" next month, featuring a historical overview of the Middle East as well as footage from the network's war coverage.
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December 6, 2012
Baltimore Sun writers Eduardo A. Encina and Dan Connolly recap Day 3 of the winter meetings in Nashville, where the Orioles addressed a top priority by re-signing Nate McLouth. Find out what that means regarding the team's offseason needs and whether Nick Swisher is still a target. The Orioles also made some other minor moves, signing first baseman Conor Jackson and Czech teen left-hander Jan Novak, both to minor league deals. You can follow all the latest Orioles coverage on baltimoresun.com and follow our writers on Twitter at @EddieInTheYard and @danconnollysun
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August 13, 1993
Robert Haft sues father's firmsRobert Haft, ousted from several businesses by his multimillionaire father in a high stakes family feud, is suing three companies for millions of dollars in stock and long-term compensation.His suit alleges that Dart Group Corp. and its retail subsidiaries, Trak Auto Corp. and Crown Books Corp., have breached long-term employment contracts by failing to pay his salary since he was removed from all positions by his father on June 24.T2 admits overstating earningsThe health care company T2 Medical Inc. revealed that its books were in error and it had overstated earnings, sending its share price tumbling by more than one-third.
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By Cindy Harper-Evans | October 18, 1990
Stansbury Stereo and Video Centers, a 40-year-old retailer whose name was once synonymous to local consumers with a place to buy big-screen televisions, has filed for reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Baltimore.The four-store and mail-order audio-equipment business, which was started by Milton Schwartzman, also has agreed to be purchased by Bryn Mawr Stereo, a 14-store chain based in suburban Philadelphia that has stores in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey and annual sales approaching $25 million.
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By Deborah Johns Moir | December 13, 1990
John and Wilhelmina Hargrave had known for years that they wanted to own their own business, and in July their dream came true when they opened West Coast Video in Mount Vernon Center.Mrs. Hargrave, 47, is owner/manager of West Coast Video in Mount Vernon Center, a small shopping center at Guilford and Madison avenues. Mr. Hargrave, 48, is director of advertising and marketing for the store and a 30-year employee of Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.Their plan was for him to remain a metropolitan affairs representative at BG&E until his retirement.
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June 1, 1994
Yesterday was to have been the last day for Glen Burnie News and Video Center Inc., which sells adult videos, to occupy a building at Crain Highway and Wilson Boulevard. But by midafternoon Tuesday, the shop showed no signs of packing up its videos.An Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge in April ordered the building's owners, Wilou Associates, to force the business out because it did not meet the county's zoning ordinance for adult-oriented businesses. Wilou gave its tenant until the end of May to comply with law or leave.
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By Dolly Merritt and Dolly Merritt,Contributing Writer | September 13, 1992
The trumpets blared, the drums rolled, people chanted "USA," and John Muller knew that he was in the right place -- Washington -- at the right time -- June 8, 1991.Perched in an area he shared with TV camera crews, he aimed his video camera and let it roll during the Desert Shield-Desert Storm victory parade."When the Marine Band in its red-and-white uniforms played the 'Marine Hymn,' I thought I'd died and gone to heaven," he said.Mr. Muller was in town to work on a souvenir documentary video about the Arlington National Cemetery.
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December 6, 2012
Baltimore Sun writers Eduardo A. Encina and Dan Connolly recap Day 3 of the winter meetings in Nashville, where the Orioles addressed a top priority by re-signing Nate McLouth. Find out what that means regarding the team's offseason needs and whether Nick Swisher is still a target. The Orioles also made some other minor moves, signing first baseman Conor Jackson and Czech teen left-hander Jan Novak, both to minor league deals. You can follow all the latest Orioles coverage on baltimoresun.com and follow our writers on Twitter at @EddieInTheYard and @danconnollysun
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | May 7, 1999
Baltimore County has been slapped with three suits by adult video store operators who say that a new county law forcing them to move is unfair and illegal.The suits, filed by operators of stores in Towson and Essex and a countywide chain, allege that the law restricting adult video stores to manufacturing districts amounts to censorship. The law took effect in March."The Baltimore County Adult Entertainment Law is vague, ambiguous, overly broad and lacking in standards so as to be subject to manipulation for purposes of censorship," according to the suit filed recently in U.S. District Court in Baltimore by Allno Enterprises Inc., the operator of 104 Video Adult Sales and Gifts, which is across from a Catholic church in the 1700 block of Eastern Blvd.
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By Craig Timberg and Craig Timberg,SUN STAFF | November 12, 1997
The Howard County Council is nearing a compromise that would allow adult book and video stores in most of the county's commercial areas, but no nearer than 400 feet to residential neighborhoods.The council, fearing a legal challenge, has abandoned efforts to confine the shops to only a few zoning categories. Instead, it is crafting tougher restrictions on how close the shops can be to homes and to each other.The debate now is mostly a balancing act as council members attempt to respond to community pressure even as county lawyers warn that the courts will throw out restrictions deemed too sharp.
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June 1, 1994
Yesterday was to have been the last day for Glen Burnie News and Video Center Inc., which sells adult videos, to occupy a building at Crain Highway and Wilson Boulevard. But by midafternoon Tuesday, the shop showed no signs of packing up its videos.An Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge in April ordered the building's owners, Wilou Associates, to force the business out because it did not meet the county's zoning ordinance for adult-oriented businesses. Wilou gave its tenant until the end of May to comply with law or leave.
BUSINESS
August 13, 1993
Robert Haft sues father's firmsRobert Haft, ousted from several businesses by his multimillionaire father in a high stakes family feud, is suing three companies for millions of dollars in stock and long-term compensation.His suit alleges that Dart Group Corp. and its retail subsidiaries, Trak Auto Corp. and Crown Books Corp., have breached long-term employment contracts by failing to pay his salary since he was removed from all positions by his father on June 24.T2 admits overstating earningsThe health care company T2 Medical Inc. revealed that its books were in error and it had overstated earnings, sending its share price tumbling by more than one-third.
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By Dolly Merritt and Dolly Merritt,Contributing Writer | September 13, 1992
The trumpets blared, the drums rolled, people chanted "USA," and John Muller knew that he was in the right place -- Washington -- at the right time -- June 8, 1991.Perched in an area he shared with TV camera crews, he aimed his video camera and let it roll during the Desert Shield-Desert Storm victory parade."When the Marine Band in its red-and-white uniforms played the 'Marine Hymn,' I thought I'd died and gone to heaven," he said.Mr. Muller was in town to work on a souvenir documentary video about the Arlington National Cemetery.
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By Los Angeles Daily News | July 5, 1991
Walt Disney Co. has announced a $75 million promotional push for its home video business that is expected to help compete with next month's release of 20th Century Fox's "Home Alone."Disney Home Video, which led the industry in video sales to consumers last year, said its plan includes print advertisements in magazines such as Good Housekeeping and Ladies Home Journal, rebates tied with Procter & Gamble's Downy Fabric Softener and Tide detergent and giveaways of backpacks and gift boxes.The promotions are tied to 94 old and new Disney video releases, including the animated version of "Robin Hood" this month, four "Talespin" cartoon packages in August and "The Rescuers Down Under" movie in September.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
Abraham "Al" Ackerman, who rose from selling eggs door to door to owning and operating a wholesale egg company, died Sept. 6 from complications of bladder cancer at his Pikesville home. He was 89. The son of Russian immigrants, Abraham Ackerman was born in Baltimore and raised on Hill Street. He was a graduate of Southern High School. During World War II, he served with an anti-aircraft unit and participated in the Normandy invasion. In the early 1950s, Mr. Ackerman started selling eggs door to door.
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By Craig Timberg and Craig Timberg,SUN STAFF | November 12, 1997
The Howard County Council is nearing a compromise that would allow adult book and video stores in most of the county's commercial areas, but no nearer than 400 feet to residential neighborhoods.The council, fearing a legal challenge, has abandoned efforts to confine the shops to only a few zoning categories. Instead, it is crafting tougher restrictions on how close the shops can be to homes and to each other.The debate now is mostly a balancing act as council members attempt to respond to community pressure even as county lawyers warn that the courts will throw out restrictions deemed too sharp.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | March 1, 1991
Publishers and movie producers nationwide are scrambling to satisfy America's new appetite for books and videos about the Persian Gulf war and the Middle East.A plethora of war-related titles landed in the nation's bookstores shortly after the Aug 2. invasion of Kuwait, with sales soaring since the Jan. 17 start of the war, industry sources say. Next week, the first of the war-video compilations are scheduled to arrive, with expectations they will draw the same response.Turner Broadcasting System Inc., the parent firm of CNN, said yesterday its home video unit will release "Operation Desert Storm: The War Begins" next month, featuring a historical overview of the Middle East as well as footage from the network's war coverage.
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