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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) Lifeguard chairs in Ocean City are being buried, toppled and thrown out to sea. Officials say since lifeguards went on duty May 29, several of the white stands have been vandalized each week sometimes up to six or seven a night.

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) Montgomery County has ended a car-sharing program intended to cut emissions and reduce the number of vehicles in its fleet. The program did not prove popular with county employees. It also was criticized for its cost.

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) A campaign sign on county property has led to speculation that Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson is backing county sheriff Michael A. Jackson to replace him. The sign for Jackson was on the county-owned lawn of a volunteer firehouse in Capitol Heights. It has been removed following complaints that it was an ethics violation.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Maryland officials are betting that electric cars will be a big hit in the state. The Maryland Energy Administration has directed $500,000 in stimulus funds to install 55 car-charging stations along the Interstate 95 corridor. A dozen more will be put in Baltimore parking garages.

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