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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2014
Amid a storm over prayer at government meetings, Carroll County Commissioner Robin Frazier leaned back in a carved wooden rocking chair in the Taneytown public library and quietly gave voice to her fears about the direction of the country. What happened to freedom of speech and the biblical principles the United States was founded upon, she asked a handful of constituents who gathered for one of her monthly discussions Saturday. The current commissioners, all voted into office in 2010, decided that they would open their meetings with prayers because "we believe that guidance from God would be a good thing in making the decisions before us," Frazier said.
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By Bob Allen | February 13, 2013
Education was the primary topic for the last in a series of Around the County in 80 Minutes — Keep Carroll Strong meetings hosted by County Commissioners Doug Howard and Haven Shoemaker. The Monday, Feb. 11, session at Liberty High School in Eldersburg could easily have been called Save Our Schools, resembling at times a pep rally, with most of the several hundred residents in attendance seeming to enthusiastically embrace what Howard and Shoemaker, both of whom are Republicans, had to say. Monday night's audience included a number of educators and Liberty High School students.
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January 29, 2012
now playing "Beauty and the Beast 3D" (G). Re-release of this Disney story in 3D. An prince (Robby Benson) must remain a hideous Beast until he learns to love someone, in particular village girl Belle (Paige O'Hara). TownMall Cinemas (12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:00 p.m.) "Contraband" (R). An ex-smuggler (Mark Wahlberg) has given up his criminal ways, but he's forced back into the game after his brother-in-law (Caleb Landry Jones) botches a drug deal for a crime lord (Giovanni Ribisi)
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2011
A Carroll County woman whose car crashed into the back of a stopped motorcycle on U.S. 40 last summer pleaded guilty Friday to negligent manslaughter. The prosecution is seeking a 5-year sentence for Alison Walsh, 23, of Hampstead, after her plea in Howard County Circuit Court. Police said that Walsh had a blood-alcohol level of .17 percent, more than double the legal limit. The July 11 accident killed 68-year-old Cecilia Amato of Pennsylvania, who, with her 74-year-old husband, Antonio, was on the way to Gettysburg, Pa. Antonio Amato told police that he was stopped about 15 feet from the intersection of U.S. 40 and Marriottsville Road at a light red when his motorcycle was struck by Walsh's Honda Civic.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2013
A man in Carroll County was checking his mailbox Wednesday afternoon when he discovered a pipe bomb, the Office of the State Fire Marshal said. The man was not injured. The mailbox was described as "rural," in the 3800 block of McMullen Road in Taneytown, the fire marshal said. The home's owner, James A. Sandel, found the bomb about 4:15 p.m. and called 911. The bomb was disposed of, and McMullen Road was closed for about five hours. Anyone with information about who placed the bomb in the mailbox is asked to contact the Office of the State Fire Marshal at 410-859-7152.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2014
Carroll County Commissioner Robin B. Frazier will not face punishment for contempt of court after she uttered a prayer to Jesus at a recent meeting, a federal judge ruled Thursday. In March, U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles Jr. issued a temporary ban on any prayers that mentioned Jesus or any other specifically Christian figures. After Frazier's prayer and another offered by a resident during a public comment period, the plaintiffs in the case - people who say the invocations alienate them - filed contempt charges.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2012
Approximately 50 firefighters spent about two hours battling a fire Saturday at the abandoned Henryton State Hospital in the Marriottsville area of Carroll County, officials said Sunday. Brett Pearce, deputy chief of the Sykesville Fire Department, said Sunday the site - which once served tuberculosis patients and, later, mental health patients before it closed in the mid-1980s - has been a hot spot for crime. At least 12 suspicious fires have been set in the last 10 years, Pearce said.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2013
The state Department of Juvenile Services plans to replace its rundown detention center for girls with a new, 48-bed facility in Carroll County - a size that is raising questions among advocates for troubled youths. Juvenile Services Secretary Sam J. Abed will brief the Carroll County commissioners Thursday on the proposal to build a state-of-the-art, $53 million facility for girls on the site of the old Thomas O'Farrell Youth Center in Marriottsville. A department treatment center there for boys was closed in 2008.
SPORTS
By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2012
The South Carroll boys basketball team takes few secrets to the hardwood. The Cavaliers' clear priority is playing strong team defense and boxing out for rebounds, and they're confident all the other stuff will work out. The formula worked again Friday night against Century, as South Carroll wrapped up a second straight Carroll County championship with a dominating 57-31 home win in Winfield. Junior center Gavin McTavish scored 19 points, and senior guards Dan Mullen and Ethan McBryde each added 10 as the Cavaliers improved to 17-4 overall and 13-1 in county play.
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