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LOCH RAVEN -- A liquor store accused...

LOCH RAVEN — LOCH RAVEN -- A liquor store accused of serving minors three times in less than a year was ordered closed for three days starting today by the county liquor board.

Bong Y. Park's Loch Raven Liquors in the 1700 block of Yakona Road near Loch Raven Boulevard and Joppa Road was ordered closed by the board as a penalty for incidents in September and October 1996 and Jan. 16.

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County police stopped underage customers who bought alcoholic beverages from the store the first two times. An undercover, underage police cadet bought beer there in January.

Microsoft gives computers, software for community use

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ESSEX -- Young people who go to the Riverwood Police Athletic League program on Back River Neck Road today will find five new personal computers with software giving them access to the Internet and the county library system's computerized materials.

The $14,000 worth of new equipment is part of a package donated by Microsoft Corp., which has been working through the library system to find ways to give people with low incomes access to computers.

Next month, computers at the nearby Young Parent Support Center are due for $8,000 in upgrades and new software, also courtesy of Microsoft.

Alcohol restrictions might shut Twilight Zone

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ARBUTUS -- An owner of the Twilight Zone said his after-hours nightclub might be forced to close if Gov. Parris N. Glendening signs a bill restricting alcohol at after-hours clubs.

The bill would restrict clubs without liquor licenses from allowing alcohol on their premises -- either inside or on the parking lot -- after 2 a.m., said Jim Trujillo, managing partner of Twilight Zone, on Commerce Drive off Washington Boulevard.

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A spokeswoman for Glendening said the governor was expected to sign or veto the bill today. A petition with about 5,000 signatures was presented to the governor Monday urging him to veto the bill, Trujillo said.

The Red Cross Central Maryland Chapter is honoring several Baltimore radio stations this week for their roles in raising more than $54,000 for disaster relief in response to the May 10 water main break that left many people homeless.

In ceremonies yesterday, the chapter honored the staff and on-air personalities of WXYV-FM (102.7), which raised more than $4,000 during a live broadcast from Red Cross headquarters May 15, and WPOC-FM (93.1), which raised more than $3,000.

This week, the chapter plans to thank the Radio One group, whose four area stations -- WERQ-FM (92.3), WOLB-AM (1010), WWIN-AM (1400) and WWIN-FM (95.9) -- raised about $48,000, said Red Cross spokeswoman Linnea Anderson.

Uruguayan tall ship to call on Inner Harbor

The Capitan Miranda, a sail-training vessel of the Uruguayan Navy, is scheduled to arrive at the Inner Harbor tomorrow morning, docking at the west wall, where a public welcoming ceremony is planned for noon.

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The first tall ship to call this year in Sail Baltimore's annual program of ship visits and maritime events, the 205-foot-long, three-masted schooner is expected to arrive at 9 a.m. and will remain through Memorial Day weekend. The ship last visited Baltimore in July 1994.

Capitan Miranda will be open for free public tours from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Monday. The ship is to depart at 8 a.m. Tuesday for a five-month visit to Europe.

'The Terraces' planned at Lexington Terrace site

The site of the former Lexington Terrace, one of Baltimore's demolished high-rise housing complexes, is getting more than a new look. It's also getting a new name.

A townhouse development to be called "The Terraces" will replace the five high-rise towers west of downtown, Housing Commissioner Daniel P. Henson III said yesterday. About one-third of the 303 brick townhouses will be sold to first-time homebuyers with the rest rented as public housing.

The Terraces will have a business center with a job-training program and retail shops that will be named in honor of former Rep. Parren J. Mitchell.

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Pub Date: 5/21/97


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