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The Buffalo Police Department on Saturday continues with two programs aimed at discouraging thieves from stealing motor vehicles.

The "Decal Program" involves placing special markings on the auto's windshield and rear window to alert police that the vehicle is not normally driven between 1 and 5 a.m.

If police spot a car with the special decals during those hours, they will further investigate to determine whether the auto is stolen. The other program, "VIN Etching," etches the vehicle identification number in each window of the automobile. This makes the vehicle undesirable to professional auto thieves, because they cannot chop the car up and sell off the parts without doing a lot of additional work first, according to Buffalo Police Commissioner Rocco J. Diina.

The force's Auto Theft Squad will offer the programs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and at the same times on Nov. 10 and Nov. 24 in the Seneca Street Police Garage, 341 Seneca St.

NAACP's Bond to lecture at Daemen

Julian Bond, chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and a former member of the Georgia Senate, will speak Nov. 7 at Daemen College.

His talk, at 7:30 p.m. in Wick Center on the Snyder campus, will be free to the public.

A civil rights pioneer and leader in the economic justice and peace movements for many years, Bond was a founder and communications director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s.

He is a frequent radio and television commentator and a distinguished professor of history at American University in Washington, D.C. He also teaches at the University of Virginia and has narrated documentaries, including the Academy Award-winning "A Time for Justice."

His talk at Daemen is being sponsored by the office of the college president and the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo.

Art on Sept. 11 events on display

Art created in response to the tragic events of Sept. 11 will be on display Monday through Thursday in Gallery 234 of Upton Hall at Buffalo State College.

Work by Buffalo State faculty and students will be shown. The presentation, "Remembrance, Honoring and Unity," will also offer the public a chance to respond to events of Sept. 11 through art. All materials will be provided.

A closing reception at 7 p.m. Thursday will feature the Parkside Choir, directed by Gregory White.

Buffalo State's art education department, established in 1930, is the oldest state-sponsored art teacher preparation program in the United States.

Tuition help OK'd for National Guard

The State Legislature has appropriated $300,000 to cover tuition for about 300 members of the state's National Guard.

Eligible members are those who have successfully completed their advanced individual training under the state's recruitment- and retention-incentive program for the National Guard.

"For too many years, the ranks of New York State's National Guard had been in serious decline," State Sen. Dale M. Volker, R-Depew, said in announcing the tuition bill. "We must ensure that those New Yorkers who in times of crisis are there for their fellow citizens are appropriately compensated."

British agency recruiting teachers

Attention teachers who would like to work abroad:

TimePlan, a teacher recruitment agency from Britain, will have representatives at D'Youville College next Friday and Nov. 3.

They will interview individuals interested in teaching in the United Kingdom. Sessions are planned from 1 to 4 p.m. each day in Room 104 of D'Youville's new Academic Center on Fargo Avenue.

TimePlan has placed more than 30,000 teachers in 6,000 schools in the United Kingdom since its founding in 1989. Appointments are for both long or short term, with opportunities considered ideal for retired teachers or teachers on sabbatical leave.

Individuals may make a reservation to speak with a TimePlan representative by calling D'Youville's academic office or dropping by the college during TimePlan's interview hours.

Beverly A. Slichta, dean of enrollment management at D'Youville, is in charge of the recruiters' visit.

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