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By Tom Dunkel and Tom Dunkel,Sun Reporter | November 5, 2006
The night of Oct. 26, the town of Frostburg threw its annual Halloween warm-up parade. School bands, cheerleaders and volunteer firefighters snaked down Main Street. Local politicians rode in pickup trucks, tossing candy into the crowd, talking sweet talk to one another. "See you at the polls November 7th!" shouted Mike Wade, a write-in candidate for the Allegany Board of County Commissioners. Frostburg State University students turned part of a municipal building into a haunted house for kids.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | November 29, 1997
The running of the Bulls continues, as Hereford faces Beall of Allegany County in its first Class 1A state title game in College Park at the University of Maryland's Byrd Stadium at 1 p.m. today.Hereford (12-0) was a combined 29-63 over nine seasons before going 11-1 last year -- the second coaching season for Steve Turnbaugh and the program's first winning season.The Bulls are seeking Baltimore County's fourth state title and first since 1990 when Randallstown won. Randallstown also won in 1984.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | September 26, 2004
CUMBERLAND - The textile factory closed in 1983, the tire plant in 1987. By the early 1990s, the glass company that once employed 1,300 moved its final 50 jobs out of town. When word came recently that a cabinet manufacturer would bring 500 jobs to Allegany County, the biggest new opportunity in a generation, some residents didn't believe it until the steel skeleton of the plant began rising in a field where cattle once grazed in the shadow of the ever-present mountains. Then the floodgates opened.
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By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,SUN STAFF | May 4, 1996
CUMBERLAND -- Slot machine gambling is against the law in most parts of Maryland, but you would never know it here.Throughout Allegany County, bars, restaurants and fraternal clubs feature video poker machines that produce cash payouts for lucky players. The machines bear signs "For Amusement Only," but everyone knows that winners can collect their money -- anywhere from $10 to $300 or more -- at the bar.Such illegal electronic gambling is not unique to the county and can be found in many spots across the state.
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By Michael Dresser and Thomas W. Waldron and Michael Dresser and Thomas W. Waldron,SUN STAFF | May 16, 2000
HOUSE SPEAKER Casper R. Taylor Jr., who needs all the friends he can get these days, has found one in Gov. Parris N. Glendening. Taylor has come under fire in his hometown, Cumberland, for his role in a controversy about school closings. He was the subject of an effusive testimonial by the governor last week in a letter to the Cumberland Times-News. Praising his fellow Democrat's "character and integrity," Glendening defended Taylor against rumors that he had "sold" his vote on the governor's gun-safety bill for $1 million to stave off school closings in Allegany County.
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By Ariel Sabar and Ariel Sabar,SUN STAFF | June 1, 2004
CUMBERLAND - Heroin did not come quietly to the sleepy towns and dusty back roads of Allegany County. Over two months last year, the drug took two of the Western Maryland county's young - a 19-year-old man found dead in a portable toilet at a construction site and a 17-year-old high school sophomore with enough heroin in her veins to stop her heart. By year's end, at least six people would die from an overdose of heroin or methadone, a synthetic narcotic used to treat opiate addiction.
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By Greg Garland and Greg Garland,Sun reporter | November 15, 2007
Arthur H. Bremer, who shot and paralyzed former Alabama Gov. George Wallace in 1972, is living in an apartment in Cumberland as he begins the transition to life in the outside world after 35 years behind prison walls, an Allegany County official said yesterday. "He is in Cumberland. ... It's really not a big deal," said Allegany County Administrator Vance Ishler. In an effort to avoid media attention, Bremer, 57, was released from a state prison in Hagerstown on Friday before dawn. Prison system officials declined to say where he would be living but had previously said they would try to find a place for him in a rural part of Maryland.
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By Ian Duncan and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2014
An Allegany County jury has convicted an inmate at Western Correctional Institution in the fatal beating of his cellmate. Corgiss Ross, 45, was found guilty in the November 2012 murder of Malcolm Jerrod "Rod" Pridget, a prosecutor said Monday. Pridget was taken from the maximum-security Cumberland prison to a local hospital and then to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he died of his injuries. Pridget, 19, was serving concurrent 18-month sentences on a drug conviction and probation violation.
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By Debbie M. Price Kevin L. McQuaid | February 16, 1997
We stepped through the cellar doors, down a few short stairs and into a mass of bodies. Strobe lights flashed red and blue across the faces of the young men and women - kids, really - jammed, shoulder to shoulder, into the warren of subterranean rooms.They were dancing, or trying to, but it was impossible to move more than a few inches in either direction so they just bobbed up and down to the pulse of a heavy bass.Plastic cups shuttled to and from the beer keg, passed sloppily above the bobbing heads.
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March 13, 1994
On Page 13 of today's Sun Magazine, the person pictured is not "Miss Annie" Bellinger but "Miss Minnie" Piper, a bridge tender in Oldtown, Allegany County. Above is a photo of "Miss Annie" Bellinger.L On Page 8 of the Magazine, Leon Summers' name is misspelled.The Sun regrets the errors.
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