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Beilenson to help anti-smoking effort

Dr. Peter L. Beilenson, Howard County's health officer, will join students at Howard High School at 10:45 a.m. today for the unveiling of a "Kick Butts Day" pledge wall banner.

The Health Department's Tobacco Control program will support Kick Butts Day, a national campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of tobacco use, by sponsoring the "Smoke-free Pledge Wall."

The traveling banner will be signed by students and others to offer support to those who want to quit smoking. After being unveiled at Howard High School, it will travel to Howard Community College later today.

Talkin a director of Howard Bankcorp

Richard B. Talkin, an attorney and former advisory board member of Howard Bank, has been elected 15th director of Howard Bank and Howard Bankcorp Inc. its parent firm.

Talkin has served as president of the board of the Columbia Foundation, chairman of the Howard County Leadership Program and Howard County United Way Campaign.

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