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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 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.
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.
BUSINESS
By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,Special to The Sun | June 22, 2007
They may be few and far between, but little stone cottages buried in the woods, surrounded by blooming flowers, stone pathways, fancy gates, trellises, and outdoor tables set for tea really do exist. Karen and Todd Morrill own such a place - a getaway in northern Baltimore County. Think of a Thomas Kinkade painting or an illustration from a child's book of fairy tales. That is the enchanted place called Holly Hillside. "We could also call it Bliss House," Karen Morrill said, sipping her tea, and gazing from the front porch onto a garden as colorful as a box of crayons.
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.
NEWS
December 12, 1990
BOARD MAKES DECISIONSWESTMINSTER - The Board of Zoning Appeals of Carroll County has authorized a request by Elouise A. Herget for a conditional use for a professional office in her home at 2707 Hanover Pike, Manchester.Herget requested the conditional use for a tax preparation and accounting office within her home, and a variance reducing the minimum required lot area from three acres to two acres.The business was authorized based on the fact that the office will be in her home and the appearance and topography of the property will remain unchanged except for a proposed business identification sign.
BUSINESS
November 13, 1994
MODELS OPENDiamond Hills1. Powers Homes has opened a model of the Hampton, one of 10 traditional homes the company is offering at Diamond Hills in Westminster in Carroll County. The house has 2,400 square feet and a base price of $194,990.The model is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Take Route 140 (Reisterstown Road) North to a left on Route 97 and a right on Hook Road to the sales center on the right.* Builder: Powers Home.* Phone number: (410) 876-5526.* Developer: The Law Farm Limited Partnership.
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.
NEWS
By PETER HERMANN and PETER HERMANN,peter.hermann@baltsun.com | October 8, 2008
It's a simple and sad story. Girl dates boy. Girl leaves boy for another boy. First boy confronts second boy and ends up dead. Darion Sawyer and Jeffrey L. Brown. Sawyer, a 29-year-old budding comic book artist, was fatally shot, and Brown, a 34-year-old grocery worker who had never before been arrested or even gotten a traffic ticket, is charged with killing him. The police and prosecutors say it is first-degree murder. Brown's lawyers, Margaret A. Mead and Catherine Flynn, call it self-defense.
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