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By Greg Garland and Greg Garland,Sun reporter | November 10, 2007
Avoiding the glare of a media spotlight he once craved, Arthur H. Bremer was quietly released from a state prison in Hagerstown in the predawn hours yesterday - 35 years after shooting and paralyzing former Alabama Gov. George Wallace at a 1972 campaign rally in Maryland. Rick Binetti, a spokesman for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, said Bremer will stay in Maryland but would not say where he will reside. "The department feels that the public's interest is best served by Arthur Bremer having the time to acclimate to today's world at his own pace, and also with anonymity," Binetti said.
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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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May 15, 2006
May 15 1911: The Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of Standard Oil Co., ruling it was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. 1972: George C. Wallace was shot by Arthur Bremer and left paralyzed while campaigning in Laurel for the Democratic presidential nomination.
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By Greg Garland and Greg Garland,Sun reporter | November 10, 2007
Avoiding the glare of a media spotlight he once craved, Arthur H. Bremer was quietly released from a state prison in Hagerstown in the predawn hours yesterday - 35 years after shooting and paralyzing former Alabama Gov. George Wallace at a 1972 campaign rally in Maryland. Rick Binetti, a spokesman for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, said Bremer will stay in Maryland but would not say where he will reside. "The department feels that the public's interest is best served by Arthur Bremer having the time to acclimate to today's world at his own pace, and also with anonymity," Binetti said.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | May 17, 1992
Twenty years ago, just days before his date with a gunman's bullet in Laurel, Gov. George Wallace of Alabama sat in his room at the downtown Baltimore Holiday Inn and fought with his wife.History consists of more than the names of presidents and the dates of wars. It's the little stuff, too. Wallace smothered a steak in a lava of ketchup. The wife, Cornelia, fussed over him like a schoolboy. Somewhere in America, a strange kid named Arthur Bremer was keeping a diary.Cornelia Wallace didn't wish to be interviewed.
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By Greg Garland and Jennifer Skalka and Greg Garland and Jennifer Skalka,Sun reporters | August 25, 2007
When Arthur Bremer walks out of a Maryland prison in a few months after 35 years behind bars, the would-be assassin will leave without having received psychological or mental health treatment that could have helped him adjust to life on the outside, the state's Parole Commission chairman said yesterday. Bremer, who shot Democratic presidential candidate George C. Wallace in Laurel in 1972, has refused to participate in mental health treatment programs while incarcerated, said David R. Blumberg, chairman of the commission, adding that it could be made a condition of Bremer's release that he see a counselor regularly and that he could be returned to prison if he didn't comply.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | January 28, 1996
Arthur Bremer sits quietly in his cell at the Maryland Correctional Institution Institute in Hagerstown, forgotten by history 24 years after he changed the course of it. In Alabama, George Wallace's health deteriorates. In Annapolis last week, Judge Ralph Powers breathed his last. Arthur Bremer keeps his thoughts about such things to himself.When last heard, Bremer stood between two uniformed guards and declared, "It was said society needs protection from people me. Looking back on my life, I, uh, would have liked it if society had protected me from myself."
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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,Staff Writer | May 14, 1992
Sometimes as he lies in bed, curled almost like a fetus in his paralysis, George Wallace feels the bullets of Arthur Bremer plowing into him again from 20 years distant. He grabs for his side and back, twisting spasmodically in pain, while visitors in the room watch in horror, thinking that the old governor must be near death.At other times, when the pain is gone, Mr. Wallace will recount how a scheduling mix-up almost prompted him to call off his trip to Laurel on that morning of May 15, 1972.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | January 24, 1996
Ralph Wilson Powers Sr., a retired judge who presided over the trial of Arthur H. Bremer, who shot Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace at a campaign rally in Laurel in 1972, died Sunday of cancer at Ginger Cove Retirement Community in Annapolis, where he had lived since 1990. He was 89.Judge Powers had a reputation as an efficient and no-nonsense judge. In his office in the Prince George's County Courthouse in Upper Marlboro, only a clock and a pen set were on his desk. The desk was absolutely free of paper.
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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 Greg Garland and Jennifer Skalka and Greg Garland and Jennifer Skalka,Sun reporters | August 25, 2007
When Arthur Bremer walks out of a Maryland prison in a few months after 35 years behind bars, the would-be assassin will leave without having received psychological or mental health treatment that could have helped him adjust to life on the outside, the state's Parole Commission chairman said yesterday. Bremer, who shot Democratic presidential candidate George C. Wallace in Laurel in 1972, has refused to participate in mental health treatment programs while incarcerated, said David R. Blumberg, chairman of the commission, adding that it could be made a condition of Bremer's release that he see a counselor regularly and that he could be returned to prison if he didn't comply.
FEATURES
May 15, 2006
May 15 1911: The Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of Standard Oil Co., ruling it was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. 1972: George C. Wallace was shot by Arthur Bremer and left paralyzed while campaigning in Laurel for the Democratic presidential nomination.
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By Liz F. Kay and Phillip McGowan and Liz F. Kay and Phillip McGowan,SUN STAFF | November 4, 2004
UPPER MARLBORO -- Fire ravaged yesterday the majestic courthouse that has stood at the center of the Prince George's County seat since the 19th century and was the scene of several notable trials, including those of former Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace's would-be assassin and basketball star Len Bias's alleged drug dealer. Fire officials last night were unsure of the cause of the four-alarm blaze, which was reported about 8:15 a.m. and drew 125 firefighters. They battled flames for 2 1/2 hours as a crowd looked on. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries, and damage was estimated at about $40 million.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | January 28, 1996
Arthur Bremer sits quietly in his cell at the Maryland Correctional Institution Institute in Hagerstown, forgotten by history 24 years after he changed the course of it. In Alabama, George Wallace's health deteriorates. In Annapolis last week, Judge Ralph Powers breathed his last. Arthur Bremer keeps his thoughts about such things to himself.When last heard, Bremer stood between two uniformed guards and declared, "It was said society needs protection from people me. Looking back on my life, I, uh, would have liked it if society had protected me from myself."
NEWS
By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | January 24, 1996
Ralph Wilson Powers Sr., a retired judge who presided over the trial of Arthur H. Bremer, who shot Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace at a campaign rally in Laurel in 1972, died Sunday of cancer at Ginger Cove Retirement Community in Annapolis, where he had lived since 1990. He was 89.Judge Powers had a reputation as an efficient and no-nonsense judge. In his office in the Prince George's County Courthouse in Upper Marlboro, only a clock and a pen set were on his desk. The desk was absolutely free of paper.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | May 17, 1992
Twenty years ago, just days before his date with a gunman's bullet in Laurel, Gov. George Wallace of Alabama sat in his room at the downtown Baltimore Holiday Inn and fought with his wife.History consists of more than the names of presidents and the dates of wars. It's the little stuff, too. Wallace smothered a steak in a lava of ketchup. The wife, Cornelia, fussed over him like a schoolboy. Somewhere in America, a strange kid named Arthur Bremer was keeping a diary.Cornelia Wallace didn't wish to be interviewed.
NEWS
By Liz F. Kay and Phillip McGowan and Liz F. Kay and Phillip McGowan,SUN STAFF | November 4, 2004
UPPER MARLBORO -- Fire ravaged yesterday the majestic courthouse that has stood at the center of the Prince George's County seat since the 19th century and was the scene of several notable trials, including those of former Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace's would-be assassin and basketball star Len Bias's alleged drug dealer. Fire officials last night were unsure of the cause of the four-alarm blaze, which was reported about 8:15 a.m. and drew 125 firefighters. They battled flames for 2 1/2 hours as a crowd looked on. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries, and damage was estimated at about $40 million.
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August 26, 2007
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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,Staff Writer | May 14, 1992
Sometimes as he lies in bed, curled almost like a fetus in his paralysis, George Wallace feels the bullets of Arthur Bremer plowing into him again from 20 years distant. He grabs for his side and back, twisting spasmodically in pain, while visitors in the room watch in horror, thinking that the old governor must be near death.At other times, when the pain is gone, Mr. Wallace will recount how a scheduling mix-up almost prompted him to call off his trip to Laurel on that morning of May 15, 1972.
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