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May 25, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Public works head warns residents of fake water inspectors

Baltimore's public works director is warning that people posing as city inspectors - some even bearing fake identification - may be attempting to gain entry to residents' homes on the pretense of testing the water.

George L. Winfield, the director, said no burglaries have occurred, but they have under similar circumstances in past years. "Do not let them into your house or apartment," he said.

The department does not send workers to homes unless requested by the homeowner, Winfield said, and none are authorized to enter a home without the resident's permission. "If you suspect illegal activity, call 911," Winfield said.

Violence prevention group plans race for peace

AdvoKids Inc., a violence prevention program at Douglass High School, is sponsoring a 5K Race for Non-Violence and Peace Festival from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at the athletic field at the school, 2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway.

Participants in the free event can run, walk, roller skate or ride bikes in the race through the surrounding West Baltimore neighborhoods. They will be asked to sign a pledge for peace.

Entertainment and food will be provided. Students who participate are eligible for service-learning credit. Information: 410-804- 2153.

Property development is focus of seminar

A seminar on the development of vacant and underused property in the city will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday on the first floor of the War Memorial building, 101 N. Gay St.

Co-sponsored by Empower Baltimore Management Corp. and Baltimore African American Real Estate Professionals, the seminar will feature presentations by city and state agencies on topics such as how to submit an unsolicited bid and sources of funding.

The fee is $5, and registration is required. Information: 410-783- 4400.

In Baltimore County

Police charge Essex man in Towson bank robbery

TOWSON - Baltimore County police have obtained an arrest warrant for a 36-year-old Essex man in connection with a Towson bank robbery this month.

The First Union Bank branch in the 900 block of Fairmount Ave. was robbed May 11 by a man who handed a teller a note and demanded cash. The man was filmed by a surveillance camera and a police officer who viewed the film identified the robber as William Michael Miller of the first block of Warren Road, police said.

Miller is charged in the warrant with robbery and grand theft, police said. Anyone with information about Miller is asked to call county police at 410-887-2198 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888.

St. Joseph Medical Center to hold senior health day

TOWSON - Senior citizens can learn their risk factors for various diseases and find out about holistic wellness Wednesday when St. Joseph Medical Center holds a Senior Health and Fitness Day.

Health screenings for diabetes, bone density and vision will be offered. Refreshments and door prizes will be available.

The event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the medical center on Osler Drive. The programs are free. Information: 410-427-5400.

Woodlawn library plans four-day book sale

WOODLAWN - More than 4,000 new and used volumes will be offered during a four-day book sale at the Woodlawn library.

Sponsored by the library and Friends of the Woodlawn Library, the sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 1 and 2 and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 4 and 5.

The library is at 1811 Woodlawn Drive.

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