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May 03, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Hospital's nurses may vote again on union representation

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that registered nurses at Harbor Hospital Center in southern Baltimore should be allowed to vote again on whether they want to be represented by Teamsters Local Union 311.

The Teamsters lost a January vote but appealed to the NLRB, accusing management of interfering with nurses' rights to organize. An NLRB hearing officer upheld the union's allegations of management misconduct, noting a speech by the hospital's president, L. Barney Johnson, in which he warned the hospital could be closed if nurses unionized.

Reached by telephone at home last night, Johnson said the hospital plans to appeal the NLRB ruling. He declined further comment.

Public schools to close for the summer June 14

To make up for two snow days when classes were canceled, Baltimore public schools will close for summer recess at 12: 30 p.m. June 14, officials have announced. The last day for teachers will be June 16.

Police find man's body in alley in Pimlico section

The body of an unidentified man was found yesterday in an alley in the Pimlico section of Northwest Baltimore, police said.

Responding to a report of an injured man in the 3000 block of Spaulding Ave., officers found the fully clothed man about 8 a.m. lying in an alley. It was not immediately known if the body showed signs of violence.

Police said the man carried no identification and his death has been ruled suspicious, pending an autopsy.

In Baltimore County

Summer job fair for college, high school students planned

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Office of Employment and Training and the Maryland Job Service will hold their annual summer job fair for area high school and college students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The fair will be held at the American Legion Hall, 125 York Road in Towson, and Eastpoint Job Service Office, 7930 Eastern Blvd. in Essex.

Employers will be available to conduct job interviews, and students are encouraged to bring resumes. The fair is free to county students older than age 16. Information: 410-288-9050.

Parkville High School junior chosen to represent SADD

PARKVILLE -- A Parkville High School junior will be named Students Against Destructive Decisions' National Student of the Year at the first SADD Summit, to be held Wednesday at Martin's West in Woodlawn.

Kelly Standiford, 17 and a member of Baltimore County SADD for six years, will represent the organization nationally at meetings and committees. She is the county student coordinator for SADD, which has more than 25,000 chapters worldwide.

About 400 middle and high school students are expected to attend Wednesday's meeting.

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