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Body piercing of minor lands proprietor in jail

After spending five hours in jail for piercing a hoop into a 17-year-old girl's belly button, the proprietor of a tattoo and piercing parlor on Gordon Highway says he might never allow anyone younger than 18 into his shop again. Reginald...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/03/29/met_309996.shtml
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Washington state issues first recreational marijuana shop licenses to 24 stores

...issued its first retail marijuana licenses Monday with a middle-of-the-night e-mail alerting bleary-eyed pot-shop proprietors that they'll finally be able to open for business."We're pretty stoked," said John Evich, an investor in Bellingham's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-07/washington-state-issues-fi
Vault proprietor keeps his cool with fur coat storage

...long time when there are more than 3,000 of them to care for. On the job Subject: Hamilton Kuhlke, cold-storage vault proprietor Time in field: Eight years Training: Previous experience running a business. "Everything I know about furs I learned from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/18/ent_236327.shtml
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Local bar owners feeling tapped out

Opening a bar downtown has never been easy, but some proprietors say starting a bar and keeping it running is getting tougher as the number of establishments have grown in recent years. "I think...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/30/bus_441303.shtml
Business
Zito thrives in dreamland

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Earlier this week, Nick Zito made some comments that angered the proprietors of several other top horse racing events. He basically said there was only one real horse race, the Kentucky Derby, and everything...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/05/02/oth_207648.shtml
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Lucky few will get a taste of history

You get what you pay for, and in the case of wine, the best is worth the price. At least, that's what the proprietors of La Maison on Telfair Street are hoping. On Dec. 10, the restaurant will host a wine-tasting and dinner that will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/12/03/ent_299440.shtml
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News You Can Use

...professionals dynamited the safe of the A.B. Beverage Co. on Fenwick Street early yesterday and rifled it of cash, which proprietors believe will exceed $1,000 when a check of the records is made. The safe door was blown open sometime during Saturday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/12/13/met_325939.shtml
Metro
Employer ID Number available by phone, fax or mail

...866) 816-2065, to get an Employer Identification Number (EIN). The EIN is a nine-digit number assigned to sole proprietors, corporations, partnerships, estates, trusts and other entities for tax filing and reporting purposes. IRS customer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/23/bus_334549.shtml
Business
Restaurant clings to roots

...Chianti toasting a hearty meal and the sounds of Dean Martin singing That's Amore, members of the Ballas family -- lifelong proprietors of Luigi's restaurant at 504 Broad St. -- gather at a back table to reminisce about half a century of food and family...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/26/met_259985.shtml
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Inn gets closer to reopening

...officials renovating the historic Willcox Inn said Friday the "grandeur" of the building is starting to come back. Inn proprietors invited Aiken professionals to a hard-hat luncheon at the Colleton Avenue hotel Friday to allow them to see what has been...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/19/met_333752.shtml
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