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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 Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2011
The black metal bars on the front door and window at Kelly's Tavern mark how life has changed in Allegany County these past few years. Antoinette Kelly put those up in the spring, after someone broke in through the door, stole about $200 in cash, a bottle of Captain Morgan rum and a bottle of Jack Daniel's whiskey and left — apparently in haste. Must have been some kid, she figured. It was. She paid a few hundred dollars to install the bars, something she'd never figured on doing.
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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Debbie M. Price and Kevin L. McQuaid and Debbie M. Price,SUN STAFF | February 16, 1997
South from Cumberland along Route 51, the story of Allegany County's economy unfolds. The giant plate-glass plant is closed; a new federal penitentiary, unwelcome elsewhere, has been embraced as a major employer.And then there are the unfinished concrete walls of a $446 million power plant -- and, some contend, the future.To the residents of Allegany and Garrett counties, the AES Warrior Run power plant, built to burn Maryland coal to generate electricity, offers a toehold on 21st-century prosperity with its promise of construction jobs, rejuvenation of the mining industry and the touted "spinoff" employment throughout the region.
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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 Thom Loverro and Thom Loverro,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | May 26, 1991
BORDEN -- The water that Debbie Yutzy and others in this impoverished Allegany County community drink is so contaminated that it almost killed her mother six years ago.Last month a social worker warned the 27-year-old woman that J. T., her 5-year-old boy, might be taken away from her because letting him drink the water amounted to neglect."
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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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