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By Scott Wilson and Scott Wilson,SUN STAFF | August 25, 1996
What's gotten into Diane?It is the question that has been asked for months -- first in confusion, now in fury -- around the Arundel Center's fourth-floor executive suite.There, the county's big Republican men have been trying to salvage pension reform legislation while a prim Republican woman has been thwarting them at every turn four stories below.In recent weeks, council Chairwoman Diane R. Evans has been sticking it to County Executive John G. Gary and his political offensive linemen, who have a penchant for pushing legislation with no small measure of machismo.
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NEWS
September 3, 1998
FOUR YEARS AGO, the Democratic Party took a beating in Anne Arundel County. Republicans gained their first majority on the county council since the county charter was adopted in 1964. John G. Gary, a state delegate and owner of a drapery business, maintained the GOP grip on Anne Arundel's executive seat. Four of the five men who have held that post have been Republicans.Based on Mr. Gary's popularity for much of his first term, as late as last winter it appeared the Democrats would not field a candidate for the office.
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NEWS
October 25, 1990
In the First District, we endorse Democrat George F. Bachman. His long service as a councilman, from 1965 to 1982, including his many years as council chairman, is a qualification that Republican Gerald P. Starr, a financial administrator, cannot match.We heartily support Republican Ernest C. Michaelson, an environmental consultant, in the Second District, over Democratic nominee Edward Middlebrooks, a lawyer whose obeisance to Circuit Court Clerk H. Erle Schafer is troubling.In the Third District, the incumbent Democrat, Edward C. Ahern, does not deserve another term.
NEWS
August 19, 1998
FOR EIGHT years, Diane R. Evans has represented voters on the Broadneck Peninsula and in Severna Park on the Anne Arundel County Council. With term limits, Ms. Evans cannot run again for her seat, and is campaigning instead for county executive.Democrats, sensing an opportunity, have fielded a surprisingly large slate of candidates for the council seat Ms. Evans is vacating. Four years ago, only David DeAngelis, chief deputy sheriff in Baltimore, ran. He is running again this year, with four others -- Tara K. Frame, Mary P. Marsh, Susan E. Pogue and Joseph A. Spiegel.
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By Neal Thompson and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Neal Thompson and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Tanya Jones contributed to this article | April 15, 1998
Diane R. Evans, an Anne Arundel County councilwoman for two terms and a Republican at least since she was in college, apparently is switching parties to run against County Executive John G. Gary in November.Evans, whose life has been so intertwined with her party that she met her husband at a Young Republican Club meeting in 1974, is expected to announce the switch at a news conference this afternoon, but word spread quickly in the Arundel Center and through State House corridors yesterday.
NEWS
October 2, 1990
BENTLEY IS EXPECTED AT BRUNCH FOR BISSETTU.S. Representative Helen Delich Bentley, R-2nd, will be the guest at a fund-raiser for Philip Bissett, a Republican candidate for the House of Delegates in District 30.Joan Gillece will have the champagne brunch in her Annapolis home at noon, Oct. 13.Bentley is the Republican National Committee representative from Maryland and sits on the Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee and the Public Works and Transportation Committee...
NEWS
By Elise Armacost and Elise Armacost,Staff writer | May 8, 1991
Local Republican leaders were seething Monday night after the CountyCouncil named just one Republican -- black activist Dallas Evans -- to its Decennial Charter Revision Commission.The GOP wanted two of the five spots on the commission, which has the politically chargedtask of redrawing council boundaries and updating the county charter, Anne Arundel's constitution."What happened was that the five Democrats (on the council) got in a room and decided what they wanted to do and jammed it down our throats," said Laura Green Treffer, chairman of the Anne Arundel CountyRepublican Central Committee.
NEWS
March 15, 1992
From: Sylvia AndersonLibrary MediaCounty public schoolsAs organizer of the Bates Middle School African Festival, I would like to thank you for your coverage. Our students had an exciting, educational day learning and experiencing African culture by attending various stations.These stations included: cooking and tasting, storytelling, arts and crafts, and music and dance.Our students and staff enjoyed a memorable day which promoted respect, appreciation, and sensitivity to our multi-cultural backgrounds.
NEWS
By John Rivera and John Rivera,Staff Writer | July 21, 1993
Responding to complaints that the proposed revision to the critical areas law unnecessarily goes beyond state standards, the County Council has amended the bill to reduce the buffer around nontidal wetlands from 50 feet to 25 feet.The amendment, introduced by Councilwoman Diane Evans and supported by members David G. Boschert, George Bachman and Carl Holland, was approved at Monday night's meeting. Council members Edward Middlebrooks, Maureen Lamb and Virginia Clagett voted against the amendment.
NEWS
September 26, 1993
In Support Of Diane EvansCouncilwoman Diane Evans is doing what an honest two-party system is supposed to do; that is, make the business of public officeholders public business.The Democratic leadership . . . is crying foul. That's not the way we do business, that's not the way "we" always did things. What's foul is the stink for the past years of the Democratic back-room deals and blatant cronyism. . . .Auditor Joseph Novotny said he couldn't stop the pension bill, he could count to four.
NEWS
By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | July 21, 1998
In a rare appearance before the Anne Arundel County Council last night, County Executive John G. Gary introduced emergency legislation, asking the council to give the school board nearly $6.2 million in additional funding.Gary then asked the council to reject $5.8 million of that amount if the board doesn't fully explain why it needs the money.Gary's request, though grudging, effectively pre-empted legislation introduced by Councilwoman Diane R. Evans, urging Gary to seek the release of the money.
NEWS
By Neal Thompson and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Neal Thompson and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Tanya Jones contributed to this article | April 15, 1998
Diane R. Evans, an Anne Arundel County councilwoman for two terms and a Republican at least since she was in college, apparently is switching parties to run against County Executive John G. Gary in November.Evans, whose life has been so intertwined with her party that she met her husband at a Young Republican Club meeting in 1974, is expected to announce the switch at a news conference this afternoon, but word spread quickly in the Arundel Center and through State House corridors yesterday.
NEWS
December 18, 1997
KNOCKING OFF JOHN G. GARY, the Anne Arundel County executive, in the Republican primary next September would be a remarkable coup for Diane R. Evans, chairwoman of the County Council. She should know that a Mason-Dixon poll can be fragile ground on which to build a campaign. Mr. Gary may have a number of weaknesses, but he may also turn out to be too formidable an incumbent for Ms. Evans.Mr. Gary has a record of accomplishment. During a period of tight finances, he has maintained county services.
NEWS
By Scott Wilson and Scott Wilson,SUN STAFF | August 25, 1996
What's gotten into Diane?It is the question that has been asked for months -- first in confusion, now in fury -- around the Arundel Center's fourth-floor executive suite.There, the county's big Republican men have been trying to salvage pension reform legislation while a prim Republican woman has been thwarting them at every turn four stories below.In recent weeks, council Chairwoman Diane R. Evans has been sticking it to County Executive John G. Gary and his political offensive linemen, who have a penchant for pushing legislation with no small measure of machismo.
NEWS
By ELISE ARMACOST | December 31, 1995
TODAY, AS 1995 breathes its last breath, we look back on those who made headlines in Anne Arundel County these past 12 months.The winners:* Diane Evans. Once she was a lonely Republican on a County Council controlled by old-style Democrats -- wary, combative and un-fun. Then in 1994 the Republicans took over, elected her chairman and let her smarts and leadership qualities shine.Abandoning the partisan edge she showed during her first term, Mrs. Evans took an inexperienced council, including three Democrats, and turned it into a cohesive, policy-making force -- all the while displaying a humor and niceness she apparently felt she couldn't show when she was in the minority.
NEWS
September 26, 1993
In Support Of Diane EvansCouncilwoman Diane Evans is doing what an honest two-party system is supposed to do; that is, make the business of public officeholders public business.The Democratic leadership . . . is crying foul. That's not the way we do business, that's not the way "we" always did things. What's foul is the stink for the past years of the Democratic back-room deals and blatant cronyism. . . .Auditor Joseph Novotny said he couldn't stop the pension bill, he could count to four.
NEWS
October 30, 1990
DEPEND ON EVANS FOR COUNTY COUNCILFrom: Shirley HolmesSeverna ParkI've known Diane Evans since she moved here 16 years ago. From the week she arrived, she began volunteering in the community and hasn't stopped since.Not only does she know state and local government, but she's actively worked for a healthier environment, housing for senior citizens, scholarships for high school students, a gypsy-moth suppression program and better programs for the developmentally disabled.Diane isn't afraid to speak her mind.
NEWS
By ELISE ARMACOST | December 31, 1995
TODAY, AS 1995 breathes its last breath, we look back on those who made headlines in Anne Arundel County these past 12 months.The winners:* Diane Evans. Once she was a lonely Republican on a County Council controlled by old-style Democrats -- wary, combative and un-fun. Then in 1994 the Republicans took over, elected her chairman and let her smarts and leadership qualities shine.Abandoning the partisan edge she showed during her first term, Mrs. Evans took an inexperienced council, including three Democrats, and turned it into a cohesive, policy-making force -- all the while displaying a humor and niceness she apparently felt she couldn't show when she was in the minority.
NEWS
By John Rivera and John Rivera,Staff Writer | July 21, 1993
Responding to complaints that the proposed revision to the critical areas law unnecessarily goes beyond state standards, the County Council has amended the bill to reduce the buffer around nontidal wetlands from 50 feet to 25 feet.The amendment, introduced by Councilwoman Diane Evans and supported by members David G. Boschert, George Bachman and Carl Holland, was approved at Monday night's meeting. Council members Edward Middlebrooks, Maureen Lamb and Virginia Clagett voted against the amendment.
NEWS
March 15, 1992
From: Sylvia AndersonLibrary MediaCounty public schoolsAs organizer of the Bates Middle School African Festival, I would like to thank you for your coverage. Our students had an exciting, educational day learning and experiencing African culture by attending various stations.These stations included: cooking and tasting, storytelling, arts and crafts, and music and dance.Our students and staff enjoyed a memorable day which promoted respect, appreciation, and sensitivity to our multi-cultural backgrounds.
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