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CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) Residents of Cumberland are making it clear that they oppose a merger of the city's two public high schools. Twenty-five speakers at a public meeting yesterday unanimously opposed consolidating Allegany and Fort Hill high schools.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) A Maryland House committee chairman says he regrets the failure of legislation designed to crack down on people convicted of drunken driving. The bill effectively died when House Judiciary Chairman Joseph Vallario Junior didn't call for a vote on the measure.

BALTIMORE (AP) Maryland prison officials say they're studying a ruling by the state's highest court that a terminally ill inmate cannot be forced to undergo kidney dialysis. A spokesman says the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is considering the implications of the Court of Appeals decision.

BALTIMORE (AP) Funeral services are set for The Most Rev. William D. Borders, the 13th archbishop of Baltimore. Borders died yesterday at age 96. The archdiocese says funeral ceremonies will take place Friday at noon at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, where Borders will be entombed in a crypt following a burial mass.

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