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April 21, 2003

Sheriffs will hold D.A.R.E. programs at elementary schools


The Washington County Sheriff's Office in cooperation with the Lincolnshire Elementary and Hickory Elementary Schools, will be conducting a "Special D.A.R.E. Day" for the fifth-grade students to be held at the Lincolnshire Elementary School on Thursday, May 1, between noon and 2:25 p.m. Local police agencies, fire and rescue services are invited to participate. Those wishing to participate should call Deputy Forrest Sprecher at the Washington County Sheriff's Office, 301-791-3020 or 240-313-2195, or Lincolnshire Elementary School at 301-766-8206 no later than today.

Street Smart gives teens a taste of life as a rescue worker


Life on the streets takes on a whole new meaning when you're a firefighter/paramedic. When a car crash occurs, split seconds can save a life.

It's these kinds of life-changing experiences that create the backdrop for a dramatic program called Street Smart that will be presented to students on Thursday at South Hagerstown High, The Alternate School and Northern Middle school. Street Smart takes teens into the real-life drama experienced by firefighter/paramedics as they work to save the lives of youth who have made poor choices when it comes to underage drinking or using illegal drugs.

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Presented in a classroom setting, a team of two certified paramedics walks students through what happens at a trauma scene using the medical equipment they employ daily in their jobs.

Street Smart is sponsored by Wantz distributors Inc., the local Anheuser-Busch wholesaler, as part of the company's commitment to fight underage drinking and drunk driving.

Street Smart is one of more than two dozen community-based alcohol awareness and education programs sponsored by Anheuser-Busch and its more than 600 independent wholesalers across the country to help discourage drunk driving and underage drinking and promote responsible drinking among adults who choose to drink. To learn more about these efforts, visit www.beerresponsible.com on the Web.

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