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In Baltimore County

Notre Dame Prep to offer summer camp for inner-city youth

TOWSON - Children from housing projects in East and West Baltimore will enjoy swimming, learning and exploring for the next four weeks at Camp Umoja, a summer program offered by Notre Dame Prep.

For a fee of $10 for each two-week session, youngsters receive lunch, snacks and a T-shirt, along with arts and crafts instruction, a chance to play sports, and tutoring in mathematics and reading.

The program was founded by Ed Donnellan, Notre Dame's director of social services. "We want to give these kids a positive summer camp experience," he said. "We want them ... to be able to do things they normally wouldn't have a chance to do."

State insurance official available to hear concerns

TOWSON - Consumers with concerns about insurance coverage can meet with a representative of the Maryland Insurance Administration on Monday at the state comptroller's branch office in Hampton Plaza, 300 E. Joppa Road.

The representative will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer questions about coverage and to help policyholders who want to file a complaint against their insurance company. No appointment is necessary.

Information: 1-800-492-6116.

Jewish-focused Lamaze class offered for couples

OWINGS MILLS - The Center for Jewish Education will offer "In the Beginning: A Jewish Lamaze Experience" for couples whose due date falls in September or early October.

The program will run from six to eight weeks depending on enrollment, and it will offer childbirth preparation within a Jewish framework. The first class is from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. July 11 at the Jewish Community Center in Owings Mills.

Lamaze training will be provided by a Childbirth Education Association professional. Rabbis will discuss baby naming and birth ceremonies, and participants will discuss birthing options and their feelings about parenthood. Information: 410-578-6947.

In Baltimore City

Police seeking driver of car that killed man

Police continued to search yesterday for the driver of a speeding car that fatally struck an unidentified man in East Baltimore early Saturday.

Police said the car was traveling east in the 2000 block of E. North Ave. about 3:10 a.m. when it struck the pedestrian, who was thrown onto the car's hood, where he remained for three blocks before he crashed through the windshield and injured the passenger.

The pedestrian died at the scene. Michael Pugh, 25, whose address was not available, was in critical condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said. The driver fled.

Police identify victim in Southwest shooting

Tariq Byrd, 24, was identified by police yesterday as the man who was fatally shot early Saturday in Southwest Baltimore.

Byrd was shot several times about 1:50 a.m. in the 4500 block of Clifton Road near the Gwynns Falls and died at the scene, police said.

Anyone with information about the slaying is asked to call Detective John Thanner of the homicide squad at 410-396-2100.

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