Frostburg Council sets admission fees, lifeguard wages for 2009 pool season PDF Print E-mail
Written by Richard Kerns   
Thursday, 19 February 2009 22:38

Admission fee increases to help pay for lifeguard raises


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FROSTBURG - The first splash is still three months away, but the Frostburg Mayor and City Council moved Thursday night to launch the 2009 summer swimming season, setting admission prices and lifeguard wages for the Frostburg Community Pool.

Addressing the issue at their regular monthly meeting, the mayor and city council unanimously approved a new pricing scheme that boosts admission fees to cover rising labor costs, and implements a new punch-ticket system designed to prevent abuse of the family pass.

In bringing the subject to the council, City Administrator John Kirby noted that city government provides a subsidy to cover pool expenses, beyond revenue generated by gate fees.

"Community pools don't make money," he said. "They're a service to the community."

For the summer of 2009, admission for adults will increase 25 percent, from $4 for a full-day admission, to $5. Youth admission for children 5-17 will rise 33 percent, from $3 to $4.


Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2009 22:44
Allegany County African American History PDF Print E-mail
Written by Al Feldstein   
Sunday, 15 February 2009 21:28
drrandolphwilsonbromery.jpgDr. Randolph Wilson Bromery, 1926 -

His parents called him, "filibuster", because even as a young child he had the ability to talk.

Randolph Wilson Bromery is the son of the late Lawrence Randolph Bromery and Edith Edmonsen Bromery. He was born on Carroll Street in Cumberland's West Side and grew up in the city during a period of segregation. Upon graduation from Carver High School in 1942 he traveled to Detroit where he found work for a period of time working as a machinist and waiting on tables at the University of Michigan. In 1943 during World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps where he was trained as a pilot serving in the 99th Air Squadron of the famed Tuskegee Airmen. He was later stationed overseas flying escort missions in southern Italy.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2009 14:53
Thirteen Numbers that Should Worry Us PDF Print E-mail
Written by Craig Etchison   
Saturday, 14 February 2009 09:25

On the most recent Friday the 13th, the Environmental Defense Fund released 13 facts about global warming that are far scarier than any movie about this unlucky day.  If we don't soon take this scientific data seriously--Dr. Jim Hansen gives us just a few years to get this right--our inaction will seal the fate of our world, and the climate models of that fate are anything but pleasant.

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 February 2009 21:10
Fort Hill history class responds to Kerns column PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fort Hill High School Historical Research Methods Class   
Tuesday, 10 February 2009 23:39

Editor's note: The following letter was written by the Fort Hill High School Historical Research Methods Class in response to a Dec. 7 column by AppIndie Editor Richard Kerns. The column, which aired on WCBC Radio prior to being posted on AppIndie, is posted below this commentary on the main AppEd page.


"The character of any school cannot be judged by a single incident, nor can it be judged by the actions of few. We stand strong and united no matter the conflict. We are Sentinels and we are proud..."


February 10, 2009

Mr. Richards Kerns,

On December 7, 2008, you made commentary in reference to past issues that have occurred at Fort Hill High School. Your comments were accusations that you supported with the details of one event that occurred at Greenway Avenue Stadium. These accusations sparked us to write this letter. We, the students of the Historical Research Methods class, took offense to these comments as they were detrimental to not only the Social Studies department of Fort Hill, but also the students of Fort Hill. Let us first state that we are not trying to argue the events of the Dunbar-Fort Hill football game, we are simply defending our school. Fort Hill is concerned that the public's perception of the school is not the positive one held by our students and staff. Our school provides students with many positive programs and activities.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2009 06:17
Cumberland Autism Walk Kickoff PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kurt Hoffman   
Monday, 09 February 2009 01:51
On Friday February 6th at the Ali Ghan Shrine Club, co-hosts for the evening Jeff Kirk and Marcy Hardinger kicked off the Cumberland Tri-State 7th Annual Autism Walk.  The dinner was attended by 175 people whose family and friends have all been touched by Autism.  The purpose of the kick-off dinner is to update volunteers on the latest scientific research, introduce advocacy and family services for families with children living with autism, and to organize the fundraising efforts for the Autism Walk that will be held on Saturday April 18th at Allegany College of Maryland.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 February 2009 01:51
Youth chess tournament to be held Feb. 28 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Richard Kerns   
Saturday, 14 February 2009 16:54

Fifth Annual Scholastic Chess Club Chess Tournament

Saturday, Feb. 28 at 10:30 a.m., Frostburg Community Library


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FROSTBURG - The Frostburg Community Library will host the Fifth Annual Scholastic Chess Club Chess Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Organized by Frostburg resident Paul Yearling, the hour-long tournament culminates two months of weekly play Saturday mornings at the library. However, players do not have to have been participating in the weekly matches to join the tournament.

young man plays chess

The cost of the tournament is $3, to offset expenses for awards and chess boards. Players can sign up by calling Yearling at 301-689-3618, or by registering the day of the tournament. Regular play will also occur this coming Saturday, Feb. 21 from 10:30 - 11:30, and participants can sign up at that time as well.


All children in elementary and middle school are welcome to play. Boards will be provided for the tournament, but players are asked to bring their own boards if they have them.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 February 2009 17:33
OPINION: Defense Budget: Direct Threat to Our Country PDF Print E-mail
Written by Craig Etchison   
Friday, 13 February 2009 11:16

            The disastrous reign of George W. Bush is now over.  For that, we can all sigh in relief.  But he has left us a mammoth cleanup job, one that is likely to extend out for generations, whether it be the economic mess, the environmental mess, the health care mess, or one of many other messes he created or made worse through inaction or, sadly, through his desire to give his greedy friends unlimited freedom to gorge at the public trough.  Before Obama even took the oath of office, the word out of Washington was that many of Obama's promises would have to be put on the back burner because of the economic catastrophe left to him by Bush and those free-marketers in the Congress.  Nothing is safe in the budget...well, almost nothing.  I've heard nary a word from the new President about cutting the defense budget, that obscene, gluttonous swine that has done so much to weaken out country, both its infrastructure and economic well-being as well as its standing in the world community.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2009 12:19
Present is the Past PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steven Diggs Jr.   
Monday, 09 February 2009 17:16

Editors Note:  Herein is a short story; the first such contribution from one of our citizen journalists.  May there be many more to come from our readers.  Please check in the Arts and Leasure section for new material as it is submitted.....and send me your stories, poetry, pictures, etc. at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    Thanks so much.

Present is the Past

by Steven Diggs Jr.


I'm here all alone, but only in a physical state. Wherever I go, I feel other people. The people that were here before me. I could tell that lots of people were with me when I went to heavily dense areas so I was never really alone. When I would go to a restaurant, I found out if the food was bad or good sometimes based on the voices. It can be a horrible burden as the voices can overrun me. And sometimes it could be a great way to understand certain things.



Last Updated on Sunday, 06 December 2009 05:20
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