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NEWS
July 11, 1997
Our initial reaction to the idea of putting an off-track horse betting parlor in the North Village Shopping Center in Washington County is that there are already enough opportunities to gamble in this area. With tip jars, bingo, the state lottery and the Charles Town Races, are there really any discretionary dollars left for betting on simulcast horse races? Officials of Bally's Maryland Inc. think so, and propose spending $1.5 million on a new facility in the shopping center, located just off Pennsylvania Avenue north of the city.
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NEWS
March 1, 1997
By FRANCA LEWIS Staff Writer An increase in tip jar stickers fees may result if legal fees keep mounting at the Washington County Gaming Commission, coordinator Kathy Sterling said Friday. The commission, which regulates tip jar gambling in Washington County, charges $1 for a pair of stickers, one of which goes on a control card and the other on the box holding the paper gambling slips. Sterling said the stickers and gambling license fees cover the cost of operating the gaming office.
NEWS
February 3, 1998
By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer ANNAPOLIS - A bid by a powerful Maryland legislator to legalize slot machine gambling in Western Maryland and other parts of the state isn't drawing support from Washington County lawmakers. Several county legislators said Tuesday they either oppose the plan in particular or the idea of slot machines in general. "I don't support it at all," said Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington. Del. Howard "Pete" Rawlings, D-Baltimore City, who chairs the influential House Appropriations Committee this week proposed a plan to amend the state constitution to permit slots if voters want them.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | May 17, 2000
While Kenneth Brian Pereschuk vowed Wednesday to pay back the $4,277 in bad checks he wrote during a two-week gambling binge at the Williamsport Red Men's Club, he will first have to spend some time in jail. Pereschuk was sentenced to 18 months in jail by Washington County Circuit Judge Donald Beachley, who ordered him to participate in the Jail Substance Abuse Program. "There is an interest to make restitution but justice is for you to spend some time in jail," Beachley said.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | February 1, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Hagerstown Heat All-Stars founder Anna Lois Miles and two coaches have been charged with holding an illegal fundraiser for the cheerleading group in February 2006. Anna Lois Miles, 33, of 11134 Lakeview Drive, was charged with gambling: keep, use, permit a place of gambling in connection with the Feb. 17, 2006, basket bingo fundraiser at Boonsboro Fire Co. Miles, who was convicted in 2004 for writing bad checks from the group's account, allegedly used $2,000 raised in the event to pay back a woman who helped bail her out of jail in December 2005, according to charging documents.
NEWS
By PEPPER BALLARD | November 30, 1999
Hagerstown Heat All-Stars founder Anna Lois Miles and two coaches have been charged with holding an illegal fundraiser for the cheerleading group in February 2006. Anna Lois Miles, 33, of 11134 Lakeview Drive, was charged with gambling: keep, use, permit a place of gambling in connection with the Feb. 17, 2006, basket bingo fundraiser at Boonsboro Fire Co. Miles, who was convicted in 2004 for writing bad checks from the group's account, allegedly used $2,000 raised in the event to pay back a woman who helped bail her out of jail in December 2005, according to charging documents.
NEWS
November 13, 1996
By DAVE IVEY The Associated Press STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Instead of discussing X's and O's, Joe Paterno spent much of his weekly press conference Tuesday on the issues of on-campus gambling and job security among Big Ten coaches. Four conference coaches have lost their jobs this season. Illinois fired Lou Tepper and Indiana fired Bill Mallory, while Purdue's Jim Colletto and Minnesota's Jim Wacker chose to resign. "I'm saddened. All the people that are leaving this year are all really quality people - people I like very much," said Paterno, who has been at Penn State for 47 seasons, including 31 as head coach.
NEWS
July 8, 1997
A Hagerstown City Police officer broke his hand Monday evening while arresting a man who was charged with drug and gambling offenses, authorities said. James Julious Berger, 19, of 1021 B Lanvale St., was charged with illegal gambling, obstructing and hindering a police officer, possession of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school, police said. He was being held Monday night at police headquarters.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | April 24, 2000
An alcohol relapse that triggered a gambling binge at a Williamsport social club last spring sent a Hagerstown man to court Monday for writing $4,277 in bad checks in 15 days. cont. from front page Washington County Circuit Judge Donald Beachley said that before he sentences Kenneth Brian Pereschuk, he wants the Red Men's Club in Williamsport to explain why Pereschuk was allowed to cash more than two dozen checks in just over two weeks time. "They took his money and then let him pour it back into the Red Men's Club," Beachley said, referring to tip jar gambling.
NEWS
November 19, 2003
No excuse for gambling To the editor: I am having difficulty figuring out just why Del. Robert A. McKee, R-Washington, was smiling so broadly on the front page of the Friday, Oct. 31 Morning-Herald under the headline "House panel tours gambling treatment center. " Did Del. McKee see or learn something at Maryland's Compulsive Gambling Treatment Center in Baltimore that he thought was amusing? I would suspect that most of us would come away from a place like that concerned and angry that the lottery, horse-racing and casino-style gambling in neighboring states is wrecking the lives of so many people and families in our state.
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