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By Natalie Harvey and Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 3, 1995
Stevens Forest Elementary School's guidance counselor, Pat Schifflett, has selected the following fifth grade students as peer mediators: Steve Karadimos, Jennifer Hersey, Ben Boswell, Melissa Seesz, Sharon Berlin, Maroni Butler, Kori Johnson, Carla Sanchez, Kristina Campbell and Brittany Carozza.Ms. Schifflett coordinated the program and trained the students this summer to use diplomacy to help younger students resolve problems with their classmates. When necessary, they get advice from Ms. Schifflett or other administrators.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2012
Most of his offensive-line brethren would absolutely hate this. After all, linemen live in a world where they're talked to only when a yellow flag flies in their direction or their quarterback is on the ground. Beyond that, they're rarely singled out. They usually don't hold court with the media. They certainly don't charm or joke. But there was Peter Konz on Friday at the NFL scouting combine, his 6-foot-5, 314-pound frame wedged behind a folding table that was surrounded by men and women holding notebooks, cameras, microphones and tape recorders.
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | October 13, 1996
"I wish I had another mom!" the 10-year-old boy declared in the middle of the vacation.Andrea Engber was more angry than hurt. She had worn herself to a frazzle and spent plenty showing her son the Seattle sights he had begged to see. Now she felt it was her turn."I just wanted to carve out a little time for myself," she explained.That task is all the trickier for vacationing parents when a single mom such as Engber, a North Carolinian and editor of SingleMother newsletter, is traveling solo with her children.
NEWS
September 9, 2011
Yet again, for the second time in under six months, my car and I have fallen victim to a gaping pothole, both times on Forest Park between Security Boulevard and Garrison. I begin to wonder if the city of Baltimore does not have an agreement with tire repair shops for a kickback when residents have to repeatedly get tires replaced due to shoddy maintenance on the roads. Apparently, the city has plenty of funds to pour into speed and red light cameras. How about funneling some of the fines back to the taxpayers and fix the roads?
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | August 22, 2004
There is life beyond reality TV this fall, as evidenced by a handful of fine freshman dramas -- each of which features a single parent. Is it coincidence or the result of something happening in the culture -- particularly given the way that speaker after speaker at the Democratic National Convention last month invoked the image of single parents? Writers and producers of the new fall dramas say it's a little of both. WB's Jack & Bobby, (which makes its debut Sept. 12 at 9 p.m.), tells the story of two teen brothers, one of whom will become president of the United States.
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By Ellen Hawks | November 24, 1991
* PERSONAL: Age 40. Works as pulmonary function technician at Franklin Square Hospital Center. Is a single parent of daughter Tonia, 11 and son Shawn, 16. Lives in Hickory area in Harford County.* WHERE DO YOU VOLUNTEER? "Echco house, which stands for Ecumenical Community of Harford County. It offers transitional housing for residents of Harford County and is a joint venture by community churches and the Catholic Charities. I also volunteer to the women's organization of the Cokesbury United Methodist Church."
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | July 12, 1993
Los Angeles -- Come fall, more than a dozen new network series will feature single parents -- making it one of the upcoming season's big TV trends.But Sinbad, the comedian, thinks his new Fox series about a single parent, "The Sinbad Show," will stand out in at least one way: The single parent is an African-American man."I think it's about time that we saw an African-American man raising a family on TV," says Sinbad during a press conference to promote his series."I'm so tired of reading all the negativity about black fathers running away and no black men as role models in society," he says.
NEWS
September 9, 2011
Yet again, for the second time in under six months, my car and I have fallen victim to a gaping pothole, both times on Forest Park between Security Boulevard and Garrison. I begin to wonder if the city of Baltimore does not have an agreement with tire repair shops for a kickback when residents have to repeatedly get tires replaced due to shoddy maintenance on the roads. Apparently, the city has plenty of funds to pour into speed and red light cameras. How about funneling some of the fines back to the taxpayers and fix the roads?
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By SUSAN DEITZ and SUSAN DEITZ,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | July 5, 1992
Q: I am a widower in my early 60s. I recently met a lovely lady through a personal ad; she arouses me sexually. I am very fond of her as a companion as well.However, I have not settled down to a monogamous relationship with her because of the problem of "space." Not only do I give her all the space she asks for, but I feel the need for it myself.Why is this so when I also feel the need to eventually get married?A: When we have come of age, so to speak, nearly all of us need our own "space" -- room and time alone.
FEATURES
By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | June 16, 1996
Sixteen-year-old Chloe Liederman may not agree with her fortysomething father about many things, but there's one subject on which they're totally in sync: their annual just-the-two-of-us vacation."
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2011
Baltimore County's annual homeless count found 881 people without a permanent place to stay, a slight decline from last year, while surveyors found 291 single- and two-parent families. The overall count changed by only 10 people, unlike in 2010, when the total jumped 25 percent. But officials as well as faith and community groups remain concerned with the level of first-time and family homelessness, said Sue Bull, the county's coordinator of homeless services. This year's survey was the first to have a category for homeless families "There is a notable difference in the number of chronically homeless families, most of which are headed by a single parent," Bull said Baltimore County, like jurisdictions across Maryland and the nation, has seen an increasing number of parents seeking emergency housing with their children.
BUSINESS
By JANET KIDD STEWART | October 3, 2004
AS HURRICANE after hurricane swept through the Southeast recently, Randy Cooper dreamed that his home in Tampa, Fla., was demolished and his possessions were strewn down the street. As the storms died down, and Cooper's home escaped damage, the financial planner was struck by the ambivalence he felt in the dream. "It's made me rethink whether I even need most of the stuff I have," he said. Cooper lives in a townhouse near Tampa Bay, a far more transient environment than his hometown near Detroit.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | August 22, 2004
There is life beyond reality TV this fall, as evidenced by a handful of fine freshman dramas -- each of which features a single parent. Is it coincidence or the result of something happening in the culture -- particularly given the way that speaker after speaker at the Democratic National Convention last month invoked the image of single parents? Writers and producers of the new fall dramas say it's a little of both. WB's Jack & Bobby, (which makes its debut Sept. 12 at 9 p.m.), tells the story of two teen brothers, one of whom will become president of the United States.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 19, 2003
On Oct. 12, as her night shift neared, Kim Brathwaite faced a hard choice. Her baby sitter had not shown up, and to miss work might end her new position as assistant manager at a McDonald's in downtown Brooklyn. So she left her two children, 9 and 1, alone, trying to stay in touch by telephone. It turned out to be a disastrous decision. Someone, it seems, deliberately set fire to her apartment. Her children died. And within hours, Brathwaite was under arrest, charged with recklessly endangering her children.
NEWS
August 4, 2002
Commissioners set public hearing on waste management The Carroll County commissioners will conduct a public hearing at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Room 300A of the Carroll County office building. The purpose of the hearing is to hear residents' comments regarding the 10-year solid-waste management plan. The plan is the official document that governs the county's landfills and recycling efforts. Anyone wishing to file written comments for the public hearing record may do so before or during the hearing.
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By John M. Freeman | June 7, 2002
CAN PATIENT confidentiality and medical research coexist? The answer could lie in Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson's proposed changes to the rigid privacy rules announced by Bill Clinton as he was leaving office. Privacy zealots had convinced Mr. Clinton that highly restrictive rules were needed to prevent abuses of patients' medical records. But the draft regulations went too far. They could prove difficult to implement, seriously retard life-saving medical research and impede a patient's access to care.
NEWS
August 4, 2002
Commissioners set public hearing on waste management The Carroll County commissioners will conduct a public hearing at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Room 300A of the Carroll County office building. The purpose of the hearing is to hear residents' comments regarding the 10-year solid-waste management plan. The plan is the official document that governs the county's landfills and recycling efforts. Anyone wishing to file written comments for the public hearing record may do so before or during the hearing.
FEATURES
By Susan Deitz and Susan Deitz,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | November 24, 1991
Q: I've been going to a lot of singles events and I've noticed something: Nobody seems to make eye contact anymore. Even when men are talking to an attractive lady, their eyes are running around the room. I can speak only for myself, but it makes me uncomfortable. Not only does it say the guy's not interested, it makes me feel like 2 cents.A: Now those fast-forward fellows know why they never connect with a decent woman. No female worth her designer jeans stands for that kind of treatment.
NEWS
By Susan Reimer | March 10, 2002
The 1996 welfare reform legislation is up for renewal this year, and the Bush administration is rewriting it to promote marriage among the poor. The administration's plan would include $200 million in federal money, matched by $100 million from the states, to fund innovative programs that promote marriage as an antidote to child poverty and a host of other social ills. Among the president's suggestions are an educational campaign on the importance of marriage and counseling for those approaching marriage.
NEWS
August 13, 2000
Options for obtaining diplomas are available People age 16 and older who want to learn about high school diploma options and other programs, and have their math and reading skills evaluated, can attend a "First Steps" orientation. Free orientations will be held: From 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Business and Employment Resource Center, 224 N. Center St., Westminster. From 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Aug. 30 at Student Support Services and Carroll Adult Learning Connection, 1135 Business Parkway South, Suite 30, Westminster.
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