Couple sues store over fallA Baltimore deliveryman and his...

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December 14, 1992

Couple sues store over fall

A Baltimore deliveryman and his wife filed a $5 million lawsuit Friday against an Eldersburg grocery store where the man allegedly suffered permanent injuries after falling off a loading dock.

Frank Joseph Schultz Jr. and Betty Lee Schultz of West End Drive claim in their three-count suit, filed in Carroll County Circuit Court, that Mr. Schultz was making a delivery on Dec. 13, 1989, to the Eldersburg Super Fresh Store on Ridge Road.

While he was making the delivery, he "slipped and fell on the ice and snow on the loading dock and truck access area of the store," the suit said.

As a result of the fall, the suit said, Mr. Schultz suffered injuries to his "head, body and limbs and he suffered substantial pain, suffering and mental anguish."

The suit also said that many of his injuries were permanent and that Mr. Schultz "is unable to carry on and to live a normal life."

City man guilty of exposing himself

A 24-year-old Westminster man was convicted of indecent exposure in Carroll Circuit Court last week, after allegedly offering his sex organ as identification to a bouncer at a Main Street bar.

William H. Garner IV, of the first block of Sullivan Ave., pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge but agreed to allow prosecutors to read into the record enough evidence to find him guilty. He was convicted Wednesday by Circuit Judge Francis M. Arnold.

In exchange for the plea, Mr. Garner was placed on 12 months of unsupervised probation. If he successfully completes the probation, the conviction will be taken off his criminal record.

According to court records, Mr. Garner was attempting to enter Champs Restaurant and Bar on July 1, when he was asked for identification.

Help sought for Zaire Embassy staff

The Rev. Paul M. Maxey of Westminster is seeking help for the staff of the Zaire Embassy in Washington.

For the past six months, the government of that African nation has not paid the eight embassy employees. Some workers face eviction, said Mr. Maxey, a United Church of Christ minister and a member of the nonprofit Allied Medical Ministries.

"The Zaire government has no hard currency and its money is not exchangeable," he said. "Rules prevent our State Department from helping."

Mr. Maxey would like to deliver groceries and money to the families on Dec. 23. Send any donations to: Allied Medical Ministries Inc., 24 New Windsor Road, Westminster. Information: 857-9144.

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