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Cumberland Times News (Newspaper) - December 19, 1999, Cumberland, Maryland Page 8d track town attire Page in Kansas City Pittsburgh sunday 35 19 Carolina 41 s. Francisco 24 a. Southern 59 Youngstown 24 see sports for game coverage health of partly of Cloudy High today Low 44 j i temp 23 Rel Cumberland t times news serving Western Maryland a the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia it Usa a us weekend com weekend gift distribution change upsets group Liz beavers times news staff writer Keyser . A a change in policy dealing with the salvation army a distribution of Holiday food baskets and toys in Mineral county has caused concern among members of the local organizations who had previously been assisting with the program. According to several members of the Mineral county family resource network the various organizations that comprise the network had been taking applications a salvation for Assis army explains Tance and policy 2b also helping to screen the applicants for the salvation army but this year the salvation army conducted the entire process on its own. See gift distribution a 7a vol. 62 a no. 50 Cumberland Maryland sunday december 19,1999 daily 50c sunday $1.25 Home delivery 39c lawmakers take pulse of health system Maria d. Martirano times news staff writer Cumberland a with general Assembly members getting ready to open up the 2000 session the Western Maryland health system briefed the local delegation on what it sees As upcoming issues. Kathy Rogers Wyhs spokeswoman said every year the health system meets with the delegation to a talk about health care issues and to address specific topics. Members of the health systems senior management team along with Cal Pierson president of the Maryland Hospital association and two of the associations legislative executives met Friday at the memorial Hospital Campus. A one of the main things is that the state is looking at reinventing the Way Maryland hospitals Are reimbursed for care a she said. Along with reviewing the study about the Cost of Hospital stays Rogers said they also discussed issues involving medicaid and payment for hospitals. The Wyhs also was Able to give a demonstration of the new Tel Medicine link which will transmit live audio and visual images to doctors in the University of Maryland Shock trauma unit in Baltimore. Rogers said speaker of the House Casper Taylor or. Was instrumental in getting the funding through Bell Atlantic and the appalachian regional commission. The two Way video she said will allow physicians at the memorial Campus and Shock trauma unit to review cases and assess patients. Within the next six weeks she said the system will be ready to go. The Only similar system in Maryland is Between the University of Maryland and St. Mary a Hospital in Leonardtown. Delegate George Edwards had to leave the meeting Early but said he had seen a presentation on Tel Medicine earlier. Hospital stay Cost close to National average Baltimore apr the Cost of a stay at a Maryland Hospital is close to the National average and not As expensive As state officials have said according to new data released by the american Hospital association. The average stay in one of the states hospitals during 1998 Cost $6,294, about $17 More than the National average according to the data. That figure is not 6.1 percent More expensive As state officials had said. Maryland hospitals that have been heavily criticized since 1993 for being too expensive welcomed the news. A this is pretty significant a said Nancy Fiedler a Maryland Hospital association spokeswoman. The whole basis of rate reductions made by hospitals Over the last several years have been driven by the presumption that stays were too expensive she said. Costs in Maryland hospitals began rising fester than the National rate in 1993, prompting Many to make see a Hospital stay a 7a a i think this will be tremendously beneficial to this area of the state a he said. Delegate Kevin Kelly opposed the meeting being closed to the press and left. He also left a meeting Between the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Board and state county and City officials when he was told it was closed to the Media. That meeting later was opened. Music restores wellness and keeps you healthy this sunday in. A Celebration for a new Home Mark Simons times news above Ebenezer full gospel Baptist Church administrative assistant Carmen Jackson shares her thoughts on the future of the Church during a dedication Celebration saturday. Left Shanay Wynder and Shannon Watkins join their fellow choir members in songs of Praise. Marks Mons times news the Rev. John Mcintyre pastor of Ebenezer full gospel Baptist Church watches Over the proceedings saturday afternoon As his congregation conducts a dedication service for their new building at 861 Columbia ave. Saturdays festivities Mark the latest Milestone for the tiny Church which was founded in 1879 by the former slaves of members of the first Baptist Church. Escapee Back in police custody Man flees after court hearing Michael a. Sawyers times news staff writer Cumberland a a suspect who was difficult for Cumberland police to capture Friday night escaped from custody saturday morning but was apprehended after a search of almost three hours on Cumberland a West imbeh1d s John Craig Sewall 30, Harding Street was being returned to the Allegany county detention Center after a to . Hearing at the District court commissioners office on Pershing Street. Sewall had resisted arrest Friday night when City police found him hiding in a bathroom at a Baltimore Avenue residence. Officers were attempting to serve a warrant on Sewall for failure to appear in court. A spokesman for the sheriffs office said that As the car door was opened for Sewall at the detention Center saturday he pushed past the correctional officer and fled on foot. The correctional officer gave Chase but lost sight of Sewall on Fayette Street. Deputies and correction officers from the sheriffs office with assistance from the Cumberland police and Maryland state police helicopter trooper 5, searched near the Queen City towers and the Lee and Paca Street neighbourhoods. About 12 45 p.m., an Anonymous tip to the Cumberland police said Sewall had entered a residence in the 200 Block of Lee Street without permission and had left that House in a White mini Van heading North on Lee Street. The Van was spotted by Cumberland policeman Jesse crab sit Escapee 7a_ flu graduates ready for business Michael a. Sawyers times news staff writer Frostburg a with words of encouragement from the Peers and mentors hundreds of Frostburg state University graduates were sent out into the world saturday following commencement ceremonies at the Harold j. Cordts physical education Center. It was the institutions 115th graduation. President Catherine Gira opened by being thankful for the Beautiful december Day in the Mountain City recalling 1992 when 40 inches of Snow cancelled Winter commencement. Mark Simons times news Frostburg state University masters of business administration candidates Denise merengue and Huoy min Jong make one last Check of their gowns before fall graduation ceremonies saturday. A your prospects for a new Century and your place in it Are limitless a Gira told the graduates who were surrounded by enthusiastic families and friends. She told the students that Core values such As feelings and relationships will be important in molding their futures. A there at flu we attempt to instill a Strong sense of self a respect of differences and a determination to contribute a Gira said. A that and a desire for see a flu graduates a 7a Index arts. .8e editorial. 6a Bridge. .6e movies. 7e business. .1-8c outdoors. .7d class. Ads. .1-1 of scoreboard. .6d crossword. .6e sports. 1-8d Datebook. .2a television. 7e deaths. .6b West Virginia. .2b email us looking for the perfect Home equity loan floppy Holiday. 1bfch Tow Gage _ Tway. Lewdly own i and 0#rt�i i to tin Anli Iii Jim tempi pm a Wirt tar we be got it a a no closing costs a borrow up to 100% of your Home s value a Cha Loans a us a Rural housing 359 National Hwy is Dif 301-722-3623 253 n third St Oakland 301-334-69t5 i 2 vacation Way. 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