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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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SPORTS
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 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.
NEWS
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.
HEALTH
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2014
The practitioner of a now-closed Catonsville laser surgery center who was convicted of raping a woman at gunpoint in 1987 was indicted by an Allegany County grand jury last week for sexually assaulting a patient behind locked doors. Dr. William Thomas Dando, 59, faces two charges related to the alleged incident April 6 at MedExpress Urgent Care Center in LaVale, just west of Cumberland. The victim, a 41-year-old woman, told the Allegany County sheriff's office that after a nurse left the exam room, the doctor locked a door and assaulted her. Dando was released and is scheduled to appear in court next month, under an indictment filed May 23. He could not be reached for comment.
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By Debbie M. Price and Debbie M. Price,SUN STAFF | February 11, 1997
An Allegany County grand jury has indicted eight people, including seven Frostburg State University students, in the alcohol-poisoning death of a freshman at the school last fall.The students were all upperclassmen and members of KBZ, an unaffiliated local fraternity; according to the indictments, they sold liquor to freshman John Eric Stinner and others during an off-campus party Nov. 8. The eighth person indicted was a resident of the house where the party occurred.Stinner, 20, of Glassport, Pa., had a blood-alcohol level of 0.34 -- more than three times the legal limit for intoxication -- when Stinner's roommate found his body the next night in his dormitory room.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | November 9, 1994
DANVILLE -- Michael A. Thomas was apparently up and out of his southern Pennsylvania home well before dawn Saturday, eager to bag a wild turkey in the Western Maryland mountains on the opening day of the fall turkey season.But Mr. Thomas, at 30 an experienced hunter, made it only a short way into the woods of one of western Allegany County's most scenic areas before his trip took a freak, deadly turn.He will be buried today near his home in Greencastle, a small town just north of the Mason-Dixon line.
SPORTS
September 8, 1991
1. Mt. Nebo Wildlife Management AreaLocation: 3 miles north of Oakland, Garrett CountySize: 1,763 acresSelect species: White-tailed deer, ruffed grouse, woodcock, wild turkey, squirrel, cottontail rabbit, wood duck, black duck and mallardMailing address: Mt. Nebo Work Center, Route 1, Box 305A, Oakland, Md., 21550. Telephone: (301) 334-4255.2. Deep Creek Lake State ParkLocation: Thayerville, Garrett CountySize: Hunting is permitted on 1,200 acresSelect species: White-tailed deer, wild turkey, squirrel and grouseMailing address: Deep Creek Lake State Park, Route 2, Box 70,Swanton, Md. 21561.
NEWS
By Thom Loverro and Thom Loverro,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | March 28, 1991
Sandra Kay Beeman, the former Allegany County Jail guard accused of helping her lover and another inmate to escape from the jail last year, was convicted yesterday of escape charges in Allegany County Circuit Court.Beeman, 47, entered an Alford plea, which means she did not admit guilt but conceded that a conviction would result if state's evidence were presented at trial. She faces up to 10 years in prison.The former jail guard was charged with helping Edgar Eugene Kerns, 30, and James Vernon Barnes, 35, to escape in the early morning Aug. 29. Beeman, who had worked at the jail for 10 years, has publicly admitted a romantic relationship with Kerns, who was awaiting sentencing on bad check charges when the escape took place.
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