WESTMINSTER — Jeremy's Restaurant and Lounge, on 140 Village Road in Westminster, will be under new ownership since the county liquor board approved a transfer of the liquor license yesterday.

Barry Snyder of Westminster and Joseph Kaplan of Baltimore will take over operation of the restaurant from Cindy and Jackie Stater and will call the business "BJ's," said J. Ronald Lau, liquor board administrator.


In April, Snyder and Kaplan were denied permission by the liquor board to open a sports pub and delicatessen at 36 Locust St. The board said the pub, which would have been next to a senior citizens' apartment house, would have disturbed the peace of the neighborhood.

Snyder and Kaplan plan to make some changes in Jeremy's menu but will not operate the business as a sports pub, Lau said. The restaurant serves two meals a day and seats about 250 people.


The liquor board also approved a transfer of the license for Ye Olde Bottle Shop at 2824 Littlestown Pike in Westminster from Jean Cox to Ronald Singer of Reisterstown, Baltimore County, and Gail Smith of Finksburg, Lau said.

The new owners plan to remodel the package goods store, he said.

The liquor board voted yesterday to add regulations regarding private, non-profit clubs to county liquor law. County clubs have been following the rules, which had never been formally written, Lau said.

The rules require that 75 percent of club members must be Carroll County residents and that the club be in operation for at least a year before applying for a liquor license.

The liquor board also voted to clarify regulations about how establishments with liquor licenses should handle alcohol during off-hours. The rules require that all bottles and glasses be cleared from tables and bars within 15 minutesafter closing time.


A recent study by a business group rated Maryland's congressional delegation as one of the most pro-labor, anti-business contingents in Washington, and said it is hampering economic development in the state.

But the same group, Maryland Business for Responsive Government, rated U.S. Representative Beverly B. Byron, D-6th, more likely than the rest of the delegation to vote with business.


The group of corporate chief executivesand other business interests recently compared the voting records oflawmakers from all 50 states and ranked Maryland 45th on business issues. The study examined votes in the 101st Congress in 1989 and 1990.

Maryland's Democratic Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Paul S. Sarbanes voted with business only 15 percent and 13 percent of the time, respectively. That gave them the lowest combined score for any state's pair of senators, the group said.

Representative Steny H. Hoyer,D-5th, got the lowest rating in the Maryland delegation, 11 percent.The highest ratings went to Representative Helen Delich Bentley, R-2nd, 83 percent, and Byron, D-6th, 67 percent.

"Mrs. Byron is, by and large, fairly pro-business, and she votes accordingly," said spokesman Beau Wright. "That doesn't mean she automatically votes for legislation coming down the pipe because business says it's for it."




David Dean, an operating room technician at Carroll County General Hospital, recently completedthe certification exam of the Association of Surgical Technologists.

Certification is validation of professional achievement in the operating room technician area.

Dean, a Westminster resident, graduates this month from the Carroll County Vocational Technical School's Practical Nurse Program. He has been employed at CCGH since 1990.



Shoppers at Eldersburg Paint and Wallcovering Inc., 6252 Sykesville Road, can win a remodeled, traditional two-story house in High Point, N.C., or $100,000 in cash.


No purchase is necessary for the sweepstakes sponsored by Popular Science and Home Mechanix magazines, said store owner Tom Eckard.

"The magazines have picked a decorating retailer in each region for thesweepstakes," said Eckard, who has entry forms available.

A number of other prizes will be given away, including a Rodeo Sport Utilityvehicle, Isuzu pickup truck, and home remodeling products and tools.

Information: 795-3222.




The Freedom Village Shopping Center, Liberty Road just east of Route 32, will celebrate its first anniversary noon to 6 p.m. June 22 with the Treasures of Freedom Village.

All stores in the shopping center will participate in a variety of activities, including outdoor sales, special discounts, product demonstrations and giveaways.

In addition, guess what's in the treasure chest and you could be eligible to win a trip to Hershey Park for a family of four (two adults and twochildren), two-night stay at the Hershey Hotel or Lodge and tickets to Hershey Park and ZooAmerican, $200 cash or one of many gift certificates donated by the shopping center's businesses.

There also will be a drawing for a one-minute shopping spree at McDonogh Hardware. Entry forms can be filled out noon to 3 p.m. and the winner will be announced at 3:30 p.m. over WPOC-FM radio.

The shopping center willfeature Diane Lyn broadcasting for WPOC during the day, a visit froma Ninja Turtle, clowns, karate demonstrations, face painting, children's games, free blood pressure checks and more.

The karate demonstrations will be at 1 and 3:30 p.m. by the Karate Academy and will feature a performance by one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


The Rite Aid Pharmacy will provide blood pressure checks all afternoon.The store will give away a blood pressure machine as one of the manyprizes in the center's drawings.



Cranberry Mall, Route 140 and Center Street, will host the city's participation in Yellow Ribbon America, a troop recognition program that promises to be the largest salute to veterans in history.

Yellow Ribbon America will be the "hometown" part of a four-week series of national and local celebrations kicked off June 8 by a Presidential Parade in Washington, D.C.

The series will continue Saturday with simultaneous Yellow Ribbon rallies in hundreds of shopping centers coast-to-coast, including Cranberry Mall.


The celebration ends July 4 in Washington, D.C., with a national Independence Day Parade and special tributes to the troops.

The Cranberry Mall celebration will include a live remote broadcast by WTTR radio 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and meetings with the station's personalities 1-4 p.m.

Any person with military identification will receive a free Cranberry Mall mug, acoupon book with mallwide discounts (one per family), and a slice ofa "Welcome Home" cake.

At 1 p.m., there will be a "Pause for the Pledge" and the yellow ribbon will be cut.

Sentimental Journey will provide entertainment throughout the day, concluding with patrioticmusic at 4 p.m.

The local shopping center events on Saturday are being directed by YRA, a non-profit network of veterans organizations.




The Carroll County Board of Zoning Appeals has granted permission for the addition of nine mobile home sites to an existing mobile home park at 2551 Baltimore Blvd.near Finksburg.

The request was made by Hillandale Inc., which owns the mobile home park.

In 1986, the board had conditionally authorized enlargement of the park to accommodate residents displaced by the closing of another mobile home park.

After that effort proved fruitless, the plans for the Hillandale park were altered, but provided space for additional mobile home sites.


In approving the request, the board found that the additional vehicular traffic will not be noticeable and the nine new sites will not unduly affect the value ofadjacent properties.



A Westminster man has been named division manager by Westinghouse at its Electronic Systems Group here.

James F. Pitts was appointed general manager of the Air Force Avionics Division. In that position, he willbe responsible for providing a variety of electronic systems for such aircraft as the U.S. Air Force's F-16, B1B and the Advanced Tactical Fighter.

The 18-year veteran of Westinghouse has held a variety of engineering management positions, the most recent being manager ofthe missile systems department.


A graduate of Johns Hopkins University with bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering,he has five patent disclosures to his credit.

Pitts and his wife,Kay, have three children.



To head Westinghouse's division



The proposed movement of the county's Bureau of Engineering from the Department of Permits and Regulations to the Department of Public Works has Carroll's homebuilders concerned about possible delays in the development review process.

During the regular quarterly meeting with the County Commissioners, representatives of the Carroll County chapter of the Homebuilders Association of Maryland said Monday that the planned shuffle of engineering to where it was several years ago could be counterproductive to development efforts here.

"The wayit's organized now does go toward efficiency," said Tom Ballentine, an assistant director with the homebuilders association. "We would not like to see the interface with other review functions broken up."

In addition to concern over engineering duties shifting from department to department, the homebuilders also are concerned about recent revisions in the county's environmental review fees.

Their concerncenters around the ways used to calculate storm-water review fees aswell as other environmental fees, Ballentine said.