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April 28, 2003|By From staff reports

Man fatally stabbed in club; another dies in shooting at home

City police were investigating two weekend slayings, one of them a stabbing during a fight inside a downtown nightclub early Saturday.

Police said Rasheed Tolliver, a Morgan State University student from Mount Vernon, N.Y., became involved in a fight with at least one other man and was fatally stabbed at Baltimore Live in the 200 block of N. Howard St. about 1:40 a.m. Tolliver was carried from the club by friends and driven to nearby Maryland General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room.

Police remained without a suspect and knew of no motive in the fatal shooting about 11:30 a.m. Saturday of a man as he answered a knock at the door of his home in the 800 block of Herndon Ave., in the Brooklyn neighborhood. The man, whose name was withheld, died a short time later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Anyone with information about the slayings is urged to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

Lawyer whose family owns food firm files for council

A South Baltimore lawyer whose Little Italy roots date back more than a century is running for City Council.

Nicole Pastore-Klein, a commercial attorney for Saul Ewing LLP, filed her candidacy Friday at the board of elections. Pastore-Klein, 30, is seeking the council seat in the new 10th District in South Baltimore. The first-time candidate will be running against two-term incumbent Councilman Edward L. Reisinger.

Her family's Pastore Foods company owns the Sun of Italy label. She graduated in 1995 from Tulane University in New Orleans. She earned a law degree at the University of Baltimore Law School in 2000 and founded the Key Highway Community Association. She also was co-host of a fund-raiser for Mayor Martin O'Malley this year.

Special Olympics to begin today at Homewood Field

The 33rd annual Baltimore City Special Olympics will be held today and tomorrow at the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood Field, with more than 1,250 physically and mentally disabled athletes competing in track and field events including the softball throw, standing long jump and wheelchair dash.

Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. today, when the young athletes will parade into the stadium, recite the Special Olympics oath and take part in the lighting of the Special Olympics torch.

Hundreds of volunteers from the city school system, the U.S. armed forces, local businesses and the Sultana and Alhambra Alcala organizations are among the people assisting in the two-day event, which is open to the public.

In Baltimore County

Pedestrian error at fault in fatal York Road accident

TIMONIUM - Pedestrian error was blamed yesterday by Baltimore County police in the death of a Georgia man who was struck by a car Saturday night while trying to cross York Road in Timonium.

William Linton James Jr., 29, of Ellaville, Ga., was killed as he crossed York near Harding Street about 8:30 p.m. and walked into the path of a southbound 1995 Ford Explorer. Investigators determined that James "had been drinking and that pedestrian error was a contributing factor in the accident," police said.

The driver of the sport utility vehicle, Mary Kathlyne Neubert Scott, 50, of Green Spring Valley, was not injured, police said.

U.N. speechwriter to discuss organization's future today

TOWSON - MacKay Wolff, a speechwriter at the United Nations, will discuss "How the U.N. Works and Its Imperative for the Future" at 6 p.m. today at the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center, 6501 N. Charles St.

The address by Wolff, former speechwriter for U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, is the final lecture in the Baltimore County League of Women Voters Focus on Contemporary Issues 2002-2003 series.

Light refreshments will be served at 5:15 p.m. Audience members will be allowed to ask questions after the lecture. Tickets are $10 at the door. Information: 410-464-1902.

Timonium church plans English-language classes

TIMONIUM - Timonium Presbyterian Church will offer English-language classes for speakers of other languages beginning tomorrow and ending June 17.

Participants need no knowledge of English to enroll. Classes will be offered at four levels - foundations, beginner, intermediate and advanced.

The free classes will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. every Tuesday. The church is at 303 W. Timonium Road.

Author of mystery series to appear at library today

PIKESVILLE - Novelist Peter Abresch, author of the "Jim P. Dandy Elderhostel Mystery" series, will discuss his newest book, Painted Lady, at the Pikesville library at 7 p.m. today.

Abresch's mysteries feature active seniors as main characters. Book sales and signings will be available. No tickets are required. The library is at 1301 Reisterstown Road.

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