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Downtown restaurant seeks to extend hours

A public hearing is scheduled for tonight on a plan to allow Buddy's Crabs and Ribs in downtown Annapolis to keep its bar open until 2 a.m. and have dancing and live entertainment.

The City Council will consider the controversial proposal by Harvey Blonder, owner of the Main Street restaurant, at its regular meeting starting at 7:30 p.m.

Downtown residents have already voiced their opposition to the proposal. Mr. Blonder tried to extend his restaurant's hours from midnight until 2 a.m. once before, but lost a fight against the city in court.

Also, the council will consider a proposal for a grocery shop on Forest Drive. Residents of the area have supported the shop, but a number of environmentalists and others are worried about the impact on the already crowded road.

Housing authority gets $2 million grant

The Annapolis Housing Authority has received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to renovate three public housing communities.

The grant will be used for improvements at the College Creek, Eastport Terrace and Annapolis Gardens communities, said U.S. Representative Wayne T. Gilchrest, D-1st, who discussed the award with city officials Friday.

Mr. Gilchrest said the money also can be used for staff training, resident advisory and tenant council training, and economic development initiatives for residents.

"We are very pleased that these funds have been allocated for College Creek," he said. "There is a tremendous effort under way right now to turn the Clay Street area around into a safer community, and this money will help."

Year-old boy is bitten by baby-sitter's dog

A 1-year-old baby suffered two cuts on his head when his baby-sitter's dog bit him twice Wednesday evening.

Terik Anthony Mullins, who lives in Churchton, was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center, where he received several stitches to close the cuts.

Police said the baby was at his baby-sitter's home in the Patuxent Mobil Estates when he apparently fell on the 65-pound dog named Chow. The police report did not say what type of dog it was.

The startled animal then bit the child on top of his head on his forehead. The owner of the dog, Gwendolyn Elliot, told police the dog had all his shots.

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