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In Maryland

Transit police start decal program to halt auto thefts

The Maryland Mass Transit Administration Police, in cooperation with other state law enforcement agencies, is giving Maryland motorists the opportunity to discourage the theft of their vehicles by participating in the "Watch Your Car" program, said Frank Fulton, an MMTA spokesman.

By voluntarily registering their vehicles, Fulton said, participants sign an agreement stating their vehicle is not regularly in use between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. and giving police the right to stop the vehicle and verify its ownership and identify the driver.

Those registering will receive two reflective "Watch Your Car" decals to be placed on front and rear windows. Information: 1-800- 96-THEFT.

Red Cross offers training to fill lifeguard shortage

In response to a national lifeguard shortage, the American Red Cross is offering training courses for individuals ages 15 or older.

Information: 410-764-4609.

In Baltimore City

Health fair at school to provide services, tips

A "Growing Up Healthy" fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Dallas Nicholas School, 210 E. 21st St., will offer children's health services such as immunization, as well as registration for free children's health insurance and education.

In addition, there will be activities for the children, including a moon bounce and face painting. This event is sponsored by the Greater Homewood Community Corp. and organized by Americorps VISTA to provide preventive care and primary care services for such ailments as asthma and lead poisoning.

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