In Baltimore City200 union members picket Sinai Hospital...

City/County Digest

December 08, 1997|By From staff reports

PERRY HALL — In Baltimore City

200 union members picket Sinai Hospital; talks to continue

About 200 members of District 1999E-DC of the Service Employees International Union staged informational picketing yesterday at the entrance to Sinai Hospital's $16 million emergency room, which is to open Dec. 16.

The local represents about 500 Sinai employees, predominantly African-American women in low-wage positions, such as housekeepers and dietary aides. They earn an average of $8.50 per hour, union leaders said.

Even though the union plans a 2 1/2 -hour strike Wednesday, pending the result of today's strike vote, Jill Bloom, a Sinai spokeswoman, said the hospital remains confident that negotiations set to continue tomorrow will lead to an agreement.

Man gets 21-month term in counterfeiting case

A Baltimore man who was caught by Secret Service agents with $3,800 in counterfeit bills that he made at home with a color copier has been given a 21-month sentence in U.S. District Court.

Kenneth Jon Guest of the 2000 block of Hollins St., who was

sentenced Friday by Judge Herbert N. Maletz, admitted printing about $7,000 in fake bills, which were passed to drug dealers in the Baltimore area. The Secret Service found $660 in genuine bills and numerous phony $20 and $50 bills when they searched Guest's home in April.

Federal guidelines required a sentence of at least 21 months without parole.

Former Dr Pepper building imploded for Will Smith film

The former Dr Pepper building at Ponca and Boston streets was imploded at 4 p.m. yesterday for a movie.

Filming lasted much of the day near the building in Southeast Baltimore near an Intersate 95 overpass for "Enemy of the State," Baltimore police said. The movie stars Will Smith, known for his roles in "Men in Black" and "Independence Day."

Police said they received queries from several callers wondering why they saw smoke in the area.

PERRY HALL -- Government officials are to provide an overview of Maryland's child support system tonight at Perry Hall Middle School.

The town meeting, organized by state lawmakers from Baltimore LTC County's 8th District delegation, will feature information on the state Department of Human Resources' new client information system. Representatives from the state Child-Support Enforcement Administration and the Baltimore County Division of Child Support will answer questions.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the school, 4300 Ebenezer Road.

Immaculate Conception plans 100th-anniversary liturgy


TOWSON -- Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church at Joppa Road and Bosley Avenue will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the laying of its cornerstone with a commemorative liturgy at 7 p.m. today.

Bishop William C. Newman, assisted by current and past parish priests, will officiate. The granite cornerstone in the southwestern corner of the church was placed in position Dec. 8, 1897, during a ceremony that included a blessing of the ground and the walls. The church was dedicated by Cardinal James Gibbons in 1904.

After the liturgy, a reception will be held with a slide show of the parish's history and early photographs and documents.

Piney Run watershed will be topic of meeting


TOWSON -- The Valleys Planning Council, a local nonprofit preservation group, will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. tomorrowat St. John's Church-Western Run Parish, 3738 Butler Road, to discuss a proposed Rural Legacy conservation area for the Piney Run watershed.

Owners of properties along Dover, Black Rock, Falls and Butler roads may be eligible to sell conservation easements if the area is chosen for the new state Rural Legacy program.

For information about the Piney Run application and other land preservation programs, contact the Valleys Planning Council, 410-337-6877.

Pub Date: 12/08/97

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