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Are you funny? Do you have a wacky invention? Are you just plain weird? Here's your chance to parlay your special talent into a trip to Los Angeles and a big cash prize.

The ABC-TV program "America's Funniest People" will be filming today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the entrance to Jolly Roger's Riptide water park at the inlet. It's looking for ordinary people who can tell short (clean) jokes, do celebrity impersonations, perform "stupid human tricks" or show what unbelievable thing they've trained their pets to do.

A crew from the show will videotape everybody who wants to audition, and the tapes will be sent back to the producers in L.A. The better acts will show up on the program, and the very best may be selected as finalists to compete for a weekly prize of $10,000.

5/8 The Baltimore Orioles will conduct a tryout camp starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Wicomico County athletic complex in Salisbury. The complex is on Naylor Mill Road, one-half mile west of Route 13.

The club's territorial supervisor of scouting, Jim Gilbert, will conduct the camp, which is open to baseball prospects aged 16 to 22. All players must bring their own equipment, and be registered, dressed (no shorts) and ready to perform at 9 a.m. American Legion players must have written permission from their post commander or coach to participate.

Baseball camp for youngsters

Those looking to participate in an Orioles' tryout in the future should check out the first annual Ocean City Homerun Baseball Camp, scheduled Monday to Sunday at the Northside Park, 125th Street and the bay. The camp is open to boys and girls 8 to 16 years of age.

Conducted by Mark Bickford, former head baseball coach at Prince George's Community College and other top area high school and college coaches, the camp will operate from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. The schedule includes individual instruction in basic skills, conditioning and baseball strategy as well as games. Participants get a T-shirt, baseball and certificate of completion.

The cost is $80 per player for the week. For more information, call 250-0125.

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