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Homeless man pleads not guilty in killing of UM dental student

A 38-year-old homeless man accused of fatally stabbing a University of Maryland dental student pleaded not guilty yesterday in Baltimore Circuit Court.

David Edward Terry, who is being held without bail, appeared in court briefly yesterday. He is scheduled to be tried Jan. 3 in the killing of Christian Ludwig, 26, on May 20. Ludwig was scheduled to graduate from dental school four days later.

Ludwig was stabbed while trying to recover a purse snatched from a friend near the university campus in the 200 block of Emory St.

Man fatally stabbed in West Baltimore

A West Baltimore man was fatally stabbed last night during an argument in the first block of S. Schroeder St.

Police had no motive or suspects in the case early today.

Detective Richard Purtell said Antonio Jones, 21, of the 2100 block of Hollins St., was arguing with several men at the corner of South Schroeder and West Baltimore streets at 9:35 p.m. when one of them stabbed Jones numerous times with a sharp object.

The crowd dispersed, and Jones was taken by ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He was declared dead about 10 p.m. Anyone with information about the case should call Purtell at 410-396-2100.

Tour, lecture to note Douglass' slavery escape

The Preservation Society of Fells Point and Federal Hill will sponsor a walking tour and lecture tomorrow to commemorate the 162nd anniversary of author and abolitionist Frederick Douglass' escape from slavery in Maryland.

The tour will begin at 10 a.m. at the Fells Point Visitor Center, 808 S. Ann St. The tour costs $5, and will end at noon.

After the tour, Frederick Douglass IV will lead a discussion of his great-great-great grandfather's life and legacy. The talk will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Admiral Fell Inn, 888 S. Broadway. Admission is free, but advance notice by calling 410-783-5469 is requested of those wishing to attend.

Court ruling allows demolition for new hotel

Development of a 125-room hotel in downtown Baltimore will proceed as planned with the razing of two buildings on the East Redwood Street site. Yesterday, Baltimore Circuit Judge Thomas J. S. Waxter Jr. refused to grant an injunction against the demolition work.

Preservationists had asked Waxter to block demolition until the state Court of Special Appeals ruled on their request to overturn a previous court ruling that demolition permits were properly issued for 101-109 E. Redwood St. and 17 Light St.

John Murphy, an attorney representing Preservation Maryland, Baltimore Heritage and others, said he will ask the Court of Special Appeals to prevent demolition until the case can be heard.

In Baltimore County

Mount de Sales Academy names new headmistress

CATONSVILLE - Mount de Sales Academy has a new headmistress, Sister Mary Reginald.

A native of Bedford, England, Sister Mary grew up in Oak Ridge, Tenn. She received a bachelor's degree from Siena College in Memphis, Tenn., and master's degrees from Xavier University in Cincinnati and the University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, Italy.

A Dominican nun for more than three decades, she has been a principal of schools in Tennessee, Ohio and Virginia and was president of Aquinas College in Nashville, Tenn.

Free health, legal services to be offered for veterans

EDGEMERE - A weekend of free health and legal services for homeless military veterans, as well as job and housing referrals, will be held Sept. 15 to 17 at the Fort Howard Veterans Administration, 9600 North Point Road.

Information: 800-463-6295, Ext.7292.

Oregon Ridge center seeks volunteer trail guides

COCKEYSVILLE - Oregon Ridge Nature Center is seeking volunteer trail guides to lead visiting schoolchildren on nature hikes throughout the year.

No experience is necessary. Training classes will be offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. A fee of $10 per day will be charged. The money will be refunded when guides lead their first hike.

Information: 410-887-1815.

Annual Parkville fair scheduled for Sunday

The 17th annual Parkville Towne Centre Fair is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Harford Road and Taylor Avenue in Parkville.

The fair will feature food, children's activities, a flea market and crafts. Proceeds will go to the Maryland School for the Blind, the Little People's Research Fund and the Parkville High School music department. The rain date is Sept. 17.

Information: 410-665-0100.

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