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March 24, 1992|By From Staff Reports

BALTIMORE COUNTY — Evans tells Howard to get his own contributor list

Losing his 1990 bid for re-election in his northeastern Baltimore County Council district by 529 votes to a 28-year-old political upstart was bad enough.

But when the former councilman, William R. Evans, began getting complaints from his in-laws about being solicited for contributions by Mr. Evans' Republican successor, he decided to take action.

And so came the three-paragraph letter that Mr. Evans, a lawyer, sent to "The Honorable William A. Howard 4th, R.6th," this month:

"It is obvious that you have taken their [Evans' contributors] names from my annual disclosure statements. It is . . . appalling to me that you find it necessary to solicit financial contributions from people who are complete strangers to you. I urge you to cease this activity immediately."

Mr. Evans' letter characterized Mr. Howard's fund-raising methods as "insensitive."

Yesterday, he added, "People should develop their own contributors."

Mr. Howard admitted that he copied Mr. Evans' list of contributors and tried to sell $25 tickets to his March 31 fund-raiser to those on the roster. But, he said, "it's not an uncommon practice."

Mr. Howard added that if Mr. Evans had called him, he would have dropped the former councilman's relatives from his mailing list.

HAITIAN PROTEST

Five sit in at INS office, then are carried out

Five people protesting the repatriation of Haitian refugees were carried out of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service's downtown office by U.S. marshals yesterday when they staged a sit-in and refused to leave.

Members of the Baltimore Emergency Response Network said the five entered the office in the Edward A. Garmatz federal court building to seek a meeting with the director of the INS' Baltimore office.

The protesters were carried out of the building after being told by marshals to leave because INS officials would not meet with them.

No arrests were made.

Elderly couple killed when auto hits tree

PRINCE GEORGE'S

An elderly couple died Sunday when their car left Interstate 495 near College Park, went down an embankment and crashed into a tree, the state police reported yesterday.

About 2:50 p.m., Yun Sam Park, 77, of the 8000 block of Wingate Drive in Glen Dale, Prince George's County, was driving his 1990 Oldsmobile south on I-495 near Interstate 95 when the car drifted off the wet pavement and crashed, according to the police.

Mr. Park and his wife, Keun Won Park, 75, were pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital.

Girl shot in eye is in guarded condition

EAST BALTIMORE

A 15-year-old East Baltimore girl was in guarded condition yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital where she was being treated for a gunshot wound to her right eye, police said.

Jazz King of the 1500 block of E. Hoffman St. was shot about 6 p.m. Sunday while playing a card game with other teen-agers in her home.

It was not known whether the girl would lose the vision in her right eye, police said.

A 15-year-old boy was charged as a juvenile with assault, possession of a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm within city limits.

Shortly after police arrived at the house and the girl was taken to the hospital by ambulance, the boy was arrested and a handgun was recovered.

At the time of the shooting, police said, there were several other teen-agers and at least one adult in the house.

HAITIAN PROTEST

Five sit in at INS office, then are carried out

Five people protesting the repatriation of Haitian refugees were carried out of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service's downtown office by U.S. marshals yesterday when they staged a sit-in and refused to leave.

Members of the Baltimore Emergency Response Network said the five entered the office in the Edward A. Garmatz federal court building to seek a meeting with the director of the INS' Baltimore office.

The protesters were carried out of the building after being told by marshals to leave because INS officials would not meet with them and the building was closing.

Max Obuszewki, an organizer of the demonstration, said the group was protesting the United States' "immoral policy" of denying political asylum to Haitian refugees and sending them back to the Caribbean country.

Michele Naar, one of the protesters, said the U.S. policy is racist and that he was demonstrating against the return of Haitians to a country where they "fear for their lives" because of continuing political unrest.

No arrests were made.

Elderly couple killed when auto hits tree

PRINCE GEORGE'S

An elderly couple died Sunday when their car left Interstate 495 near College Park, went down an embankment and crashed into a tree, the state police reported yesterday.

About 2:50 p.m., Yun Sam Park, 77, of the 8000 block of Wingate Drive in Glen Dale, Prince George's County, was driving his 1990 Oldsmobile south on I-495 near Interstate 95 when the car drifted off the wet pavement and crashed, according to the police.

Mr. Park and his wife, Keun Won Park, 75, were pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital.

State police said the deaths brought to 113 the number of people killed on Maryland roads so far this year, compared with 120 at the same time last year.

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