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November 09, 2008|By From Baltimore Sun staff reports

Equipment repairs causing delays on light rail system

Emergency repairs on equipment are causing major delays throughout the light rail system, officials said yesterday. Riders can expect to see single cars in the core service area of downtown Baltimore and shuttle buses between some stops, including Hunt Valley and Timonium, BWI Marshall Airport and Linthicum, and Penn Station and Mount Royal Avenue. Jawauna Greene, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Transit Administration, said the repair work began yesterday and was expected to continue all weekend. She did not say why the emergency repairs were needed. Updates are available at MTA's Web site, www.mtamaryland.com.

Julie Bykowicz

Police search for girl, 13, missing for three weeks

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Baltimore County police were searching yesterday for a 13-year-old girl who has been missing for almost three weeks. Police said Goi Anne Smith ran away from the Magic Unity Home for Girls in the 3500 block of N. Rolling Road on Oct. 20. Goi is 4 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen in Baltimore, wearing a maroon hooded sweat shirt, white T-shirt and blue jeans, police said. Police think she might be trying to pass herself as a male teenager and might be accompanied by an older male.

Julie Bykowicz

Ceremony to recognize Balto. County veterans

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County Executive James T. Smith Jr. will recognize Baltimore County veterans in a ceremony at noon tomorrow in Towson Courts Plaza, 400 Washington Ave. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the National Guard Armory, 307 Washington Ave. Color guards from the Baltimore County Police Department and Sheriff's Office, the Towson High School marching band and the CCBC Chamber Singers will participate. Col. James Coleman, commander of the 175th Maintenance Group, 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard, will speak.

From Baltimore Sun staff reports

VFW free acupuncture clinic celebrates one year

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars Free Acupuncture Clinic will celebrate its one-year anniversary tomorrow at VFW Post 521 at 214 Tollgate Road, Owings Mills. The clinic provides free acupuncture to active-duty military and veterans, and their families, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the first, second and last Mondays of the month, and from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. the third Monday. Sessions take about an hour, and all acupuncturists are licensed by the state. Information: 410-356-6578.

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