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Area universities and colleges sign cooperation pact

Top administrators from 12 Baltimore-area colleges and universities signed an agreement at City Hall yesterday to allow students enrolled at one institution to register for classes at any of the other schools.

The schools are members of the Baltimore Collegetown Network, a five-year-old group that emphasizes social and educational cooperation.

None of the administrators would predict how many students might take advantage of the agreement.

"This is more of a working venture that opens up possibilities," said University of Baltimore President H. Mebane Turner. "It certainly has the potential to enhance the image of Baltimore as a college town."

Man shot to death in Druid Hill Ave. house

An unidentified man died last night after he was shot inside a West Baltimore rowhouse. Police said they knew of no motive for the shooting and had no suspects.

The man was inside a three-story rowhouse in the 1400 block of Druid Hill Ave. about 8:25 p.m. when another man shot him in the right side and abdomen, police said. They said the gunman drove away in a burgundy car of unknown make and model.

A Fire Department dispatcher said the victim, who was in his early 20s, was transported by ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Ex-ambassador Young to speak on U.S. poverty

Andrew Young, former ambassador to the United Nations under President Jimmy Carter and mayor of Atlanta from 1982 to 1989, will speak on "The Moral Imperative of Overcoming Poverty in America" at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church, 701 S. Charles St.

An open discussion will follow the address by Young, who is president of the National Council of Churches USA.

The free event is open to the public. Information: 1-800-662- 5504.

Feminist author to address Hopkins event

Feminist scholar, poet and social critic bell hooks will address "Confronting 'isms' Head On: Ending a Dominating Culture" at 8 tonight in the Garrett Room in the Eisenhower Library at the Johns Hopkins University.

She is appearing as part of The 2000 Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, which runs through Dec. 7.

The theme is "Unfinished Business: Addressing Race, Class and Gender at the Turn of the Millennium."

In Baltimore County

Dundalk man receives 30 years in fatal shooting

TOWSON - A 22-year-old Dundalk man was sentenced in Circuit Court yesterday to a 30-year prison term in the fatal shooting of a woman last fall.

Leif P. Barstad of the 2500 block of Yorkway was sentenced by Judge John G. Turnbull II after he pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the kiling of Linda Whitfield-Ugboaja, 38, of Dundalk on Nov. 17, 1999.

Prosecutors said Barstad agreed to forgive a $10,000 drug debt if Darnell Christopher Redfern, 16, would shoot Whitfield-Ugboaja, who had allegedly cheated Barstad in a drug deal. Redfern, convicted as an adult of first-degree murder, is scheduled to be sentenced tomorrow.

Villa Julie College names Hake student activities head

STEVENSON - Kathleen Kammer Hake of Towson has been named director of student activities at Villa Julie College.

Hake, who was coordinator of service-learning at the college before her recent promotion, will be responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing campus programs, and providing leadership for college organizations.

Hake earned a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Baltimore.

Hazardous waste to be collected Sept. 23

TOWSON - Baltimore County's fall Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Maryland State Fairgrounds parking lot near the northern entrance off York Road in Timonium.

Baltimore County residents may drop off paint, motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, cleaning solvents, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, swimming pool chemicals, mercury thermometers and other household waste.

Representatives of the county Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management will be on hand to accept and process the items. Information: 410-887-4066.

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