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By The Dallas Morning News | February 2, 2003
People living large, as in homes, seems to be on the decline There are signs that Americans' obsession with living larger is starting to wane. "We are seeing a flattening of the size for the first time in six years," Gopal Ahluwalia, head of research for the National Association of Home Builders, said at last month's homebuilders show in Las Vegas. Last year, the average home built in America was 2,310 square feet, down slightly from 2,332 in 2001. The average home is still more than 50 percent larger than in the 1970s.
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NEWS
By NICK SHIELDS and NICK SHIELDS,SUN REPORTER | April 16, 2006
A 16-year-old boy was being sought yesterday in the shooting death of a man at a "Sweet 16" birthday party for his daughter, Baltimore police said. Bryan Jones, 42, was holding a party for his daughter in the 1000 block of N. Augusta Ave. about 9:45 p.m. Friday when a partygoer started causing trouble, police said. Jones escorted Jamal Charles, 16, of the 4000 block of Edmondson Ave. to the porch and asked him to leave when an argument ensued, police said. Charles pulled out a handgun, shot Jones in the head and then fled, police said.
NEWS
By ANNIE LINSKEY | June 4, 2008
Baltimore police were investigating the fatal shooting yesterday of a 33-year-old man in the 4100 block of Rockfield Ave. in Northwest Baltimore's Woodmere neighborhood. The killing occurred yesterday near the Rogers Avenue Metro stop and a city fire station. Police said a patrol officer received a report of gunfire about 3 a.m. When police arrived at the scene, the victim was found in the driver's seat of a car that was parked on Rockfield Avenue with the engine running, police said. He had been shot in the upper body, said Officer Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2010
Baltimore police officers responding to a call for a suspicious death two blocks from the Pimlico Race Course on Friday found the body of a man who had been shot and possibly left on the front porch of a house for as long as 12 hours. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said officers had searched the area about 1:30 a.m. Friday after someone called 911 to report hearing gunshots. But he said the officers found nothing. Detectives do not yet know if the gunshots from early Friday were related to the body found in the afternoon, but Guglielmi said detectives were investigating that possibility.
BUSINESS
By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,Special to the Sun | April 18, 2008
Fourteen years ago, Meredith Bower read in her northern Baltimore community's newsletter a for-sale-by-owner house ad. Her life, and that of her family, was about to change forever. "I wrote the guy [saying], `We always loved your house'," said Bower, 46, who is director of communications at Maryvale Preparatory School in Brooklandville. In the winter of 1994, she and her husband, Craig Bower, 50, vice president of Asian operations at Pall Corp., purchased the 1905 Victorian in the city's Cedarcroft neighborhood.
BUSINESS
By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,Special to the Sun | June 7, 2009
Back in 2003, friends of Greg Alexander and Paul Williams told them they had found the perfect house for the couple. Five years later, it appears the friends were spot on. "We couldn't live anywhere else," said Alexander, a 39-year-old freelance writer and editor of Mason-Dixon ARRIVE, a monthly lifestyle magazine. The place he refers to is Charles Village in North Baltimore. The perfect house was (and remains to this day) a meticulously renovated, three-story brick Victorian townhouse with a wide front porch and compact, landscaped front garden.
EXPLORE
By Nicole Lynn Mullinix | November 30, 2012
If you are looking for a group of people that have an appreciation and deep love for the beauty of Howard County farmland, you need not look any further than the Mullinix family. I sit with my father on our front porch in Dayton every season as we're both rendered speechless by the beautiful sunset before us. At these moments I can't imagine anyone being so lucky, so fortunate as to enjoy this amazement. From our front porch I sit in awe of property that my family has owned for as long as I have lived.
NEWS
By JACQUES KELLY | May 16, 2009
By Preakness Saturday, every last Christmas tree pine needle has to be out of my house. I also have to cut my first rose of the season. It's also the day when the winter rugs must disappear down into my cellar. I live by a Baltimore calendar wherein the Christmas holiday season, late winter and a cool, wet spring have a way of mushing together. By mid-May, it's time for a change. I make the time to clean, tear up the house and find the last holiday light bulbs that might have rolled under the sofa.
BUSINESS
December 13, 1998
JGS Homes has opened a sales trailer at Summit Ridge in Mount Airy, where the company is building 30 traditional homes on lots of one-quarter acre to one-third acre.Crown molding in the living and dining rooms, hardwood flooring the foyer and powder room and gas-powered heat, cooking and hot water are some of the standard features in the Carroll County community.The Brighton I is a 2,050-square-foot home with a beginning price of $214,900. The first floor has a front porch, two-story foyer with guest closet, 11-by-13-foot living room, 10-by-9-foot library, 11-by-11-foot dining room, 11-by-19-foot kitchen/breakfast area, powder and laundry rooms, 18-by-13-foot family room with gas fireplace and two-car garage.
FEATURES
By J. Wynn Rousuck | November 14, 1991
A 12-year-old girl playing on her front porch is accidentally killed by a gang member's stray bullet; the girl's father posts a sign berating his neighbors for refusing to come forth as witnesses.An innocent 20-year-old is murdered by shots fired from an automobile; his grief-stricken mother places flowers and balloons the fatal street corner so residents won't forget.The first incident is the fictional foundation for Charles Fuller's 1980 drama, "Zooman and the Sign," currently receiving a disturbingly timely production at Arena Players.
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