Saying Goodbye To The Notable Baltimoreans We Lost Last Year.
Judy Agnew, 91. Met her future husband, Spiro——later, Baltimore County executive, Maryland governor, and vice president of the U.S.——while working locally as an $11-per-week insurance company clerk....
<p class="Default">Our Annual Roundup of the Area’s Sizzling Singles</p>
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<p class="CM1"><strong>REJOICE! </strong>The world is safe for cat­callers, whistlers, and oglers again. At least, according to 45 of the region’s most eligible singles, that is. This year, among other personality­revealing questions, we asked our Hot Singles: “How do you react when a member of the opposite sex shouts, ‘Hey, nice bod!’” And what do you think their response was? Outrage? Umbrage? A strategically raised middle digit? Hardly. Most of our eligi bles were flattered, amused, or mildly embarrassed—and that goes for both male and female. </p>
<p class="CM20">Hey, speaking of mildly embarrassed . . . we decided to put eight of the bravest Hot Singles on the spot asking them to participate in the magazine’s first ever Dating Game. The 1970s style splendor (replete with velvet lounge jackets, giant daisies, and double entendre laden questions) appears on page <strong>85.</strong></p>
JENNIFER STEARMAN , 30
Single, no kids, Financial Services Attorney, McGuireWoods LLP
Favorite book? The Giving Tree by Shel...
<p>OK, not really. But in the new world we live in—where federal agents make arrests of terrorism suspects in Baltimore’s neighborhoods—the northern snakehead fish, a creepy-looking, slimy beast from the Far East, was welcome comic relief. Lethal tornadoes, the death of Johnny Unitas, heat waves, drought, banking scandals, the Catholic church’s revelations . . . even supersurgeon Dr. Ben Carson got cancer! It was enough to make us hide under our desks.</p>
<p>That’s why we love the Frankenfish. These resilient, carnivorous fish were a bogeyman we could handle (and, eventually, even slay). Conquering the killer fish was one of the good things that 2002 also brought: a championship for the University of Maryland men’s basketball team (led by Charm City’s Juan Dixon), a wild gubernatorial election, a boom in city living, a near-miss as a potential Olympic host city—heck, even the hard-luck, adolescent Orioles gave us a few moments there.</p>
<p>So here’s the year that was—Frankenfish and all.</p>
Happy Birthday, Willie Don!
The untamed William Donald Schaefer—former governor, mayor, and current Comptroller—was born 80 years ago today in Baltimore. (Nov. 2)