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January 20, 2000|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

City resident charged in the fatal shooting of man in September

TOWSON -- A Northeast Baltimore man was arrested Tuesday night and charged in the killing in September of a man who was shot to death, then pushed from a car at Perring Parkway and Joppa Road, county police said.

Police said Morris Elbert Pinkett III, 24, of the 1600 block of Sherwood Ave. was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Richard James Coleman, 26, of the 700 block of McCabe Ave. in Baltimore. Pinkett was being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review.

Police said an arrest warrant has been issued for Maurice Marquel "Juice" Dickens, 26, of the 3900 block of Tiverton Road in Randallstown charging him with first-degree murder in the case.

Goucher writer-in-residence to read from her book Feb. 8

TOWSON -- Darcey Steinke, the first writer-in-residence at Goucher College's Kratz Center for Creative Writing, will hold a reading at 8 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Van Meter Hall faculty lounge.

Steinke will read from her book, "Jesus Saves," which was published in 1997 and made the New York Times Notable Book of the Year list. The book explores the sources of evil, deals with changes in theology and traces the consequences of suburban alienation.

The reading, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a reception. Information: 410- 337-6333.

Community college campuses begin spring registration

CATONSVILLE -- Registration for spring classes has begun at Community College of Baltimore County.

Courses ranging from aviation management to veterinary technology will be available at the college, which has campuses in Essex, Dundalk and Catonsville, and extension centers in Owings Mills, Hunt Valley, White Marsh, Towson and on Eastern Boulevard. Classes begin Jan. 31.

Information: Catonsville campus, 410-455-4241, Dundalk campus, 410-285-9801, or Essex campus, 410-780-6363.

In Baltimore City

Board of Estimates backs expanded foreign trade zone

The Board of Estimates approved a resolution yesterday supporting the expansion of the city's foreign trade zone from 250 acres to more than 1,200 in the port of Baltimore.

Baltimore Development Corp., the city's economic development agency, requested the resolution so the city can apply for federal approval of the trade zone expansion. In 1934, Congress created the zones to bolster foreign trade.

In the trade zone, a company can import unassembled parts without having to pay customs duties. The companies pay duty on finished products. The city incurs no expense.

Malfunction cuts power to several businesses

Boston Marketing, a property management firm in the 100 block of Market Place, and The Sun lost power briefly last night because of a malfunction in an underground feeder line near the newspaper building in the 500 block of N. Calvert St.

Karl Neddenien, a spokesman for Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. said power was lost at 10:23 p.m. and restored at 10:36 p.m. He said Boston Marketing was closed at the time.

Conference on ADHD set Saturday at medical school

Parents, teachers, doctors and other professionals are invited to a daylong conference on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium of the Medical School Teaching Facility at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, 685 W. Baltimore St.

Workshops will focus on medication and behavior management. One of the speakers, Dr. Peter Jensen of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, recently published a study that found medication works better than behavioral approaches in treating ADHD.

The $65 registration fee includes breakfast and lunch. A reduced fee is available for low-income families. Information: 410- 328-0408.

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