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By Jennifer Dorroh and Jennifer Dorroh,SUN STAFF | July 22, 2001
Tracy Lucich and Roslyn Jangdharrie-Palmer have much in common. They're both single mothers of daughters. Both have steady jobs. And each wants a home to call her own. But while Lucich and her 16-month-old daughter moved into their new home in Perry Hall on Mother's Day, Jangdharrie-Palmer and her 13-year-old are still stuck in their cramped Randallstown apartment. Although census numbers show there are more singles making up a greater portion of the homeowner market nationally and in Maryland, there is no question that price inflation is making it more difficult for single people with their single incomes to participate in the boom.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2014
UPDATE: Such a great week for Baltimore singles.  Some love from Zillow, a snugly snow day, and now this: Kiplinger's, a personal finance magazine, says Baltimore is the sixth best city to fly solo. So what makes Charm City so charming for single people?  Here's what Kiplinger's says, "An inflated income can help you stay afloat in this waterfront city. With typical earnings coming in 27.1% higher than the national median, Baltimore residents should be able to handle the above-average living costs.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2014
UPDATE: Such a great week for Baltimore singles.  Some love from Zillow, a snugly snow day, and now this: Kiplinger's, a personal finance magazine, says Baltimore is the sixth best city to fly solo. So what makes Charm City so charming for single people?  Here's what Kiplinger's says, "An inflated income can help you stay afloat in this waterfront city. With typical earnings coming in 27.1% higher than the national median, Baltimore residents should be able to handle the above-average living costs.
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2014
Digital gender identity just became a lot less binary. Internet behemoth Facebook has added a customizable option to the gender field on its profiles, allowing users to identify beyond male and female. When editing their basic information, users are given the option to select "Custom" if they choose not to identify as male and female. A text box appears that allows users to type in options including trans, androgynous, intersex, genderqueer and more-specific denoters like "trans female" or "cis female.
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By ALICE STEINBACH | November 5, 1990
OTHER THAN A WOMAN I KNOW WHO says she is looking forward to her fourth marriage next month because she can't stand living alone, and the man in my fiction-writing class who told me he lives with his girlfriend because she does the housework, most single people I know break out in a cold sweat at the thought of living with someone."
NEWS
November 10, 1992
It's too bad people automatically throw up barriers around their neighborhood when they hear the phrase "affordable housing."That is what happened when the residents of the Ridgeway area of Severn learned that six of the surplus county lots being donated to a new low-cost housing program were located in their community. The people balked. They feared that smaller houses built on quarter-acre lots would drive down their property values.Every homeowner worries about property value and preserving the character of his or her neighborhood.
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By New York Times News Service | April 14, 1991
If you are a single person, perhaps the worst thing that could happen to you is that you become disabled and unable to work to support yourself. That means you need a top-notch disability policy.Chances are the one you have at work doesn't qualify. Seventy percent of U.S. companies do not have disability policies, according to Jeffrey J. Bell, director of individual disability marketing at Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee.You need a policy that will replace 60 percent to 70 percent of your income if you cannot work in your own profession, not "just something that stops paying benefits once you get back on your feet," Barbara J. Pope, partner in charge of personal financial services at Price Waterhouse in Chicago, says.
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By Jamie Bacon, For The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2013
Weddings, along with styles, are constantly changing. Wedding bands used to be very popular in the last generation but lately DJs are the trend. As a very indecisive person, I can tell you that I am really struggling with this decision.  The music and entertainment of your wedding can really make or break the whole celebration. There will be music playing for the ceremony, cocktail hour and, of course, the reception. If it doesn't turn out how you hope it to, it could affect the guests and whether they have a good time or not. If the DJ only plays slow songs, some of the single people may not want to dance.
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By Mary Rowland and Mary Rowland,New York Times News Service | May 12, 1991
Five years ago, Mary Beth Mullen and her sister, a mother of two who had recently been divorced, decided to join forces to buy a house because neither could afford to do it on her own."It was an opportunity for me to begin a financial investment in homeownership, which was very important to me," said Ms. Mullen, who is now 38. "I wasn't in the position to purchase a property on my salary unless it was very small. Together we bought something very wonderful, a late 1800s historic home in Annapolis."
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By Orlando Sentinel | August 23, 1992
When it comes to travel, one doesn't have to be the loneliest number.At least that's what Konnie How ard, a 40-year-old Orlando, Fla., office manager, would like to think. But since a divorce three years ago, she hasn't traveled as often as she would like. "I don't enjoy traveling alone," she said, "and the extra charges for singles can be very expensive."We asked several experts to advise Ms. Howard, who said she likes cruises, and can be "very flexible" about a traveling companion:* Eleanor Berman, author of "Traveling on Your Own," a book with extensive information on travel resources for single people, said Ms. Howard should try to look at singlehood as an advantage.
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By Jamie Bacon, For The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2013
Weddings, along with styles, are constantly changing. Wedding bands used to be very popular in the last generation but lately DJs are the trend. As a very indecisive person, I can tell you that I am really struggling with this decision.  The music and entertainment of your wedding can really make or break the whole celebration. There will be music playing for the ceremony, cocktail hour and, of course, the reception. If it doesn't turn out how you hope it to, it could affect the guests and whether they have a good time or not. If the DJ only plays slow songs, some of the single people may not want to dance.
EXPLORE
June 22, 2012
Mr. Bauer still has conceptual difficulty in dealing with the issue of extending the right to civil marriage to those of the same gender ("Supporters of gay marriage confuse facts with opinion," letter, June 14). Nowhere in his letter can he articulate an answer to the key question of what harm society would suffer from extension of this right, let alone entertain the thought of how society might actually benefit. If anything, his letter inadvertently makes the case for the opposite of what he advocates.
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By L'Oreal Thompson | February 14, 2012
It's Valentine's Day at William McKinley High. Cue the sappy love songs. If you guessed this week's glee club's assignment would be "World's Greatest Love Songs," then you, my friend, are correct. And everyone's not-so-favorite rich girl, Sugar, is throwing a Valentine's Day party at Breadstix...I mean, the Sugar Shack. Single people are not welcome because they're "sad and boring" and don't exist in her world. So everyone has to bring a date. And for some unknown reason, Artie and Rory are vying for Sugar's attention.
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By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2011
One mobile application lets people know the ratio of single people to married people at a bar or restaurant. One website lets owners of vacant buildings poll the crowd to see what kind of business should move into the neighborhood. Another app lets teachers use Facebook as a tool. These are a handful of apps that came to life in Baltimore during the city's first Startup Weekend. More than 125 people descended on Baltimore from as far away as New York City for the chance to rapidly develop their ideas into prototypes, in hopes of becoming the next Facebook or Google.
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By Jennifer Dorroh and Jennifer Dorroh,SUN STAFF | July 22, 2001
Tracy Lucich and Roslyn Jangdharrie-Palmer have much in common. They're both single mothers of daughters. Both have steady jobs. And each wants a home to call her own. But while Lucich and her 16-month-old daughter moved into their new home in Perry Hall on Mother's Day, Jangdharrie-Palmer and her 13-year-old are still stuck in their cramped Randallstown apartment. Although census numbers show there are more singles making up a greater portion of the homeowner market nationally and in Maryland, there is no question that price inflation is making it more difficult for single people with their single incomes to participate in the boom.
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By Jean Allen and Jean Allen,SUN-SENTINEL, SOUTH FLORIDA | December 14, 1997
Do you know of travel clubs for single people in their 50s? It would be great to meet other people who enjoy travel but have no one to do it with. I am a senior woman (mid-70s) and have been on many cruises, sharing a stateroom with another woman. Do you know of any travel agencies that might pair me off with another senior woman to share a stateroom to cut expenses, and perhaps make new friends? I might also be interested in a vacation by railroad.There are several clubs for singles, and other organizations whose trips attract singles as well as pairs.
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By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2011
One mobile application lets people know the ratio of single people to married people at a bar or restaurant. One website lets owners of vacant buildings poll the crowd to see what kind of business should move into the neighborhood. Another app lets teachers use Facebook as a tool. These are a handful of apps that came to life in Baltimore during the city's first Startup Weekend. More than 125 people descended on Baltimore from as far away as New York City for the chance to rapidly develop their ideas into prototypes, in hopes of becoming the next Facebook or Google.
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By Michael A. Lev and Michael A. Lev,Chicago Tribune | July 7, 1992
The personal ad, once disdained as the meeting place of the weird and the desperate, has vaulted into respectability among mainstream single people, many of whom are educated, hold down good jobs and, at least by their own description, would pass inspection by your mother.The explosive growth of personals has resulted from wholesale frustration with the traditional dating scene, experts say. Sophisticated new phone technology also has created opportunities for singles to more creatively "market" themselves through extended voice-mail exchanges and even appropriate background music.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Sun Staff Writer | September 10, 1995
Move over condo, BMW and designer wear. The hottest new status symbol for upwardly mobile singles living in the Baltimore-Washington suburbs these days may simply be a Significant Other. Or a klatch of friends. Or at least a periodic date with a potential mate.As more singles flock to suburbs to live near their jobs in such "edge cities" as Columbia, Gaithersburg and Hunt Valley -- raising their presence to 40 percent of all adults in some areas -- they're encountering a jarring drawback: suburbia's relative isolation.
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By CINDY PARR | October 24, 1994
Every now and then we hear about something that makes us stop and say, "Wow, what a great idea."Typically, the idea is so basic and so natural, we can't believe we didn't think of it ourselves.Well, I had the opportunity to hear of one such wonderful discovery that makes its home in Carroll County.Sunday Singles Inc. is an organization founded specifically to bring single people together in a cordial, unthreatening environment.Jim Day, immediate past president of Sunday Singles, describes the organization as "a safer alternative to the bar scene."
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