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Cumberland Times News (Newspaper) - December 12, 1999, Cumberland, Maryland Sunday Quot a a Tilow the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia serving Western Page in parti Cloudy is 49 it my i 36 so weather a Cumberland Quot to times news Allegany College buries Lewisburg n.c., 96-58. See sports id vol. 62 a no. 49cumberland, Maryland sunday december 12,1999 daily 50c sunday $1.25 Home delivery 390school Board has Homework to do officials must meet requirements before May Joe Marra times news staff writer Cumberland a if the Allegany county Board of education is to seriously explore the idea of consolidation As a Means of offsetting next years expected budgetary shortfall a great Deal of preliminary work would have to be accomplished before the april 30 deadline set by the state. A before a school Board can decide to consolidate or redistrict schools several Steps have to be completed a said Bill Aumiller assistant superintendent of instruction and staff development for Allegany county schools. A according to Comar code of Maryland regulation sat least eight areas of Gou concern have to be addressed whenever a school is considered for Comar reads that procedures shall ensure at a minimum that consideration be Given to the Impact of the proposed closing on student enrolment trends age or condition of school buildings transportation. Educational programs racial composition of student body financial considerations student relocation and the Community in geographic attendance area for school s proposed to be closed and school s to which students will be relocating. Additionally said Aumiller state code dictates any closing procedure shall provide at a minimum a Public hearing and see a school Board a 7a Cumberland a an african american drum and Bugle corps presence that marched Down just about every main Street within too Miles of Cumberland ended in the mid 1980s but was remembered vividly thursday night at Myers american Peck Jones the Fulton legion Post 153. The Post is celebrating its 60th anniversary and thursday was devoted to remembering the drum and Bugle corps that began in the 1920s As the knights of put herons evolved into the Felton Myers drum and Bugle corps and was known in its last years As the Emerald cadets. A we marched just about every weekend somewhere and sometimes we marched two or three times a week. If there was a Parade we were in it a said Bob Peck. A it was a wonderful thing for kids to do. 8. Meade is out teachers parents residents voice approval Joe Marra times news staff or Tref Cumberland a with the idea of some form of school consolidation being tossed around As a remedy to the Allegany county school system budgetary problems some local teachers parents and residents Are voicing approval for the idea. A i believe that any consolidation plan should be comprehensive a said Donna Beeman a third Grade teacher at Barton elementary school. A i think part of the budget problems we re facing today Are the result of not following through with the consolidation plan we started in the 1980s.�?� Beeman who has a Young child that will enter the school system in a few years said she believes that consolidation makes More sense at the High school level than it does for elementary schools. A we have too Many High schools in Allegany county. The elementary schools stay pretty close to maximum enrolment and i think they serve nicely As Community schools a she said. A but ifs not feasible to have High schools which Are sending Over 70 percent of their students to other county schools remain open in Light of our current budget with one child in Middle school and another attending elementary school Erin Delong said she is extremely concerned about her children a ability to compete on a National level see teacher a 7a Glendening suspends Boot Camp program legion Post 153 Marks 60 years Michael a. Sawyers times news staff writer of Leon Jones who played cymbals and drum said that practice throughout the week and live marching on a weekend had the Side Benefit of keeping members in Good physical shape. At the Post Home thursday numerous old photographs patches and plaques brought Back memories of Many marches including trips to the Cherry Blossom Parade in Winchester va., and the statewide american legion Parade in Ocean City. A Parade managers always put the Best clips at the end of the left the drum major of the Fulton Myers Post drum and Bugle corps struts his stuff during a 1945 memorial Day Parade in Cumberland that was covered by times news photographer de Growden. Above Sam Walker looks Over old photographs at the Post thursday evening. Parade so the people would stay to watch the whole thing and we were always last a said buddy Meade. Being last had its drawback the group agreed recalling that Many horses marched before them and left droppings that had to be skirted. A when we were in Ocean City we were on the ferry going across the Bay and we started playing at one end of the boat. The Captain made us Stop because everybody on the boat was coming Back to hear us and it was Tilting the ferry a said Leonard Beard now 81, who remembers marching in the 1930s. A we grew up with this corps a said William Peck. A the corps is what we did who we were. Id like to see it Start Florence Meade buddy a wife was instrumental in directing a support group for the corps. A we made All the uniforms and the flags a Florence said. A i really think the Black Community in Cumberland was closer in those Days and the drum and soc legion a 7a Theresa Bowen associated press writer Baltimore a gov. Parris Glendening ordered the immediate suspension of Maryland a military style Boot Camp program saturday in the Wake of reports that juvenile delinquents at the Camps have been assaulted and abused. A we Are outraged by the patterns of abuse that Are being alleged at the department of juvenile justices Boot Camps a gov. Parris Glendening and it. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy town Send said in a statement. A violence will not be tolerated against anyone juvenile or adult at any they ordered the Boot Camp programs suspended effective immediately and said the three Camps in Western Maryland would be converted into a interim residential maj. Gen. James f fretters commander of the Maryland National guard will take Over interim supervision. The three Camps will maintain their academic counselling and drug treatment programs. Independent monitors from the department of social services will be at the centers 24 hours a Day. Eyewitness reports in the Haiti More Sun that guards at at least one Camp routinely assaulted delinquents lec the governor to order an investigation. Fourteen guards accused of a violence will not be tolerated against anyone juvenile or adult at any gov. Parris Glendening it. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend abusing juvenile offenders have been placed on administrative duty. All remaining guards have been rotated among the three Camps said Glendening a spokesman. Mike Morrill. There will be no new admissions to the centers a until the Structure of future programs there is determined a the governors statement said. The 79 juveniles still at the centers will stay there until officials can find other places for them. A Many of these juveniles Are violent and repeat offenders and they present a continuing danger to the safety and Security of maty land citizens and communities a the statement said. The suspension came As a review panel appointed by the governor to look into the allegations of abuse at the Camps met to discuss recommendations it would make to prevent future abuse. Task Force members suggested saturday that the command Structure needs to be More Clear see a Glendening a 7acompletion of deep Creek Lake Sale not Likely by years end citizens air legislative concerns to Donaldson times news staff writer Mchenry a Garrett county residents who attended saturdays pre legislative session with sen. John Hafer and Delegate George Edwards spoke about a variety of topics including tourism and recreation Library needs technology and fire and Rescue concerns. Edwards listed items that the county commissioners want to be considered for legislation. These included a property tax exemption for the Garrett information Enterprise Center legislation to maintain the name of the Ruth Enlow Library of Gar see a a citizens 7a to Donaldson times news staff writer Mchenry a the management of deep Creek Lake was an Issue at saturdays meet ing sponsored by Delegate George Edwards and sen. John Hafer at Garrett Community College. Negotiations Between the state and Gnu Energy have been continuing since the company announced its decision to sell the 4,500-acre manmade Lake More than a year ago state sent a letter to Gnu in March offering to Purchase the Lake for $7.8 million. It was it Tiff the hoped the Sale would be concluded before the end of the year. Greig Johnson who has served on the deep Creek Lake advisory Board said he is opposed to the legislative proposal for the administration of deep Creek Lake. The proposal Calls for a nine member Board composed of Garrett county a Delegate senator representative from county commission i ers chamber of Commerce property owners association and two from the governors office. Johnson said he finds it alarming that the governor would control five out of nine votes. The county should have input and make sure that something can to be Ramr Odded Down its Throat. Both the deep Creek Lake advisory Board and the county a Del advisory committee had recommended a seven person authority to include the senator Delegate a county commissioner member of the property owners association chamber of Commerce representative and two appointees of the governor. During negotiations the department of natural resources has proposed a nine member Board that does not include the senator. See a Lake Sale a 7a Index need a mortgage loan arts. .8e deaths. By Bridge. .6e editorial. A business. .1-8c movies. 7f class. Ads. .1-1 of scoreboard. 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