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Poll Indicates Residents Dislike Urban Sprawl

More than three out of four Americans say more needs to be done to stem urban sprawl, according to a new poll.<@SM><@SM><TAB>About 76 percent of the 1,007 respondents contacted in the telephone poll said more needs to be done to manage and plan for new growth and development in their state, while 13 percent said less.

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Zoots Leapfrogs to Mid-Atlantic Area

<TAB>Zoots has made its first leap out of New England and landed in the Mid-Atlantic with six stores now open around Hampton Roads, Va.<@SM><@SM><TAB>Zoots, headquartered just outside of Boston in Newton, Mass., is a burgeoning dry cleaning chain catering to busy people. Located in urban and suburban settings, Zoots

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RETAIL

<b><u>Howard Co. Fitness Firms Team Up</u></b><@SM><@SM><i>Fitness Plus Joins With Top Shape Fitness</i><@SM><@SM><TAB>Two local fitness experts have teamed up to offer their services under one roof.<@SM><@SM><TAB><b>Will Maier</b>, owner and founder of <b>Fitness Plus Inc./Martial Arts America</b> has teamed with <b>George Tyler</b>, owner of <b>Top Shape Fitness</b>. The partnership is effective immediately and will bring Top Shape

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County Nonprofit Bowled Over

<TAB>A Baltimore County recreation council official already is counting the extra dollars her nonprofit organization could raise if the county agrees to buy a Bank of America building in Randallstown.<@SM><@SM><TAB>An open house is scheduled today for the building at 9000 Liberty Rd. Expected to be first in line for a walk-through of the building, which carries a purchase price of $800,000, is Tanya Williams, president of the Liberty Road Recreational Council.

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REAL ESTATE

<b><u>Main Street Comes to Bowie</u></b><@SM><@SM><i>RTKL Designs Retail Complex Based on Concepts of the Past</i><@SM><@SM><TAB><b>Bowie Town Center</b>, a 700,000 square-foot shopping village to be developed by <b>Simon Property Group</b>, is now under construction, following a groundbreaking ceremony by development and local officials last week.

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