Johann Hibschman wrote:
>Could someone either explain singleton classes to me or point me to a
>good explanation?  

Here's a pretty good description:
http://rampages.onramp.net/~huston/dp/singleton.ht
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Summary: "Ensure a class has only one instance, 
and provide a global point of access to it."

For just about any OO question, cetus-links is a 
good starting point for answers:
http://www.cetus-links.org/

Kevin