Archive for Sunday, October 19, 2008

Also from October 19

Births
Blog entries
Couples
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Rim Rock Farm cross country KU volleyball vs. Oklahoma Rock the Vote
Polls
Have you every sold something to a pawn shop?

Poll results

Response Percent
No.
 
59%
Yes.
 
40%
Total 32
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Sharon Burns-Bohm cuts Carl Rochester's hair Thursday at her salon Alley Cuts in Eudora. Burns-Bohm on Sunday is celebrating 50 years as a hairdresser. Rochester has been a client for more than 30 years. Stylist to mark 50 years
October 18, 2008 in print edition on 1B
The mood in Sharon Burns-Bohm’s Eudora hair salon resembles a living room. People arrive well in advance of their appointments to chat. Others just drop by for a few minutes of conversation. The amiable atmosphere reflects Burns-Bohm’s 50 years in hairdressing. More than 40 of those years have been spent at her Eudora salon, Alley Cuts.
6:00 a.m.
Carol Alvarez hasn't been able to keep up with her mortgage payments because she's been paying her son's high medical expenses. Alvarez is losing her home of 20 years at 2101 Melholland Road through foreclosure. Mortgage foreclosures are on the rise in Lawrence. In August, the rate of foreclosures among outstanding mortgages was 0.40 percent, up from 0.20 percent for the same month in 2007. Facing foreclosure: Son’s medical bills forced retiree to stop payments on mortgage
October 19, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Two years ago, Carol Alvarez was forced out of her home when it was heavily damaged by fire. Now, she is being forced out again, this time, because of foreclosure. She’s seven months behind on payments. “It’s hopeless. It’s totally hopeless, and I know that,” the 63-year-old retired Lawrence school teacher said. Alvarez blames her financial problems on her adult son’s medical bills.
10:00 a.m.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., addresses the crowd during a rally Saturday at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Mo. KC crowd welcomes Obama
October 18, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Among thousands of exuberant supporters, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama gave a twilight address Saturday at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Mo. And while highlighting the Iraq war, education, the economy and the uncertainty of modern times, he returned to his motif of hope, change and aspiration.
2:00 p.m.
The rock band Dead Girls, of Lawrence, performs Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 during a Rock the Vote rally at the Lawrence Public Library. Students rock to political beat at voters’ rally
October 19, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Local teens faced the music Saturday and registered to vote during the Rock the Vote First Time Voters’ Rally at the Lawrence Public Library. The rally included a battle of the bands, a performance by Lawrence band The Dead Girls and local candidates who spoke to the group about the importance of voting.
6:00 p.m.
Luther Fuller, 8, and his mother, Brendy Latare, walk Saturday through downtown Lawrence in the White Cane Walk. The Douglas County Area Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind conducted the walk after White Cane Safety Day on Wednesday. White Cane Walk makes visible the daily challenges of blindness
October 19, 2008 in print edition on 1B
About 30 people tied yellow scarves around their arms and strolled down Massachusetts Street in an effort Saturday to educate the community about blindness. “We are demonstrating with our canes and our dogs, the independence and freedom that we have,” said Jim Canaday, vice president of the Douglas County Area Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind. “We are out among the people, the public. We give them a chance to see us.”

All stories

Pedestrian injured in Friday night accident dies
Martin J. Howard was struck by a motorcycle while walking near the intersection of Iowa Street and Clinton Parkway
October 19, 2008 in print edition on A5
Martin Howard, the Virginia Beach, Va., man struck by a motorcycle Friday night while walking across Iowa Street, died Saturday night of his injuries, a family member said.
Scary Indifference
October 19, 2008 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: Scary Indifference by Myrliss Hershey
Best-sellers
October 19, 2008 in print edition on D3
A listing of this week’s best-selling literature.
Red Sox draw even
Boston takes Tampa Bay to seventh game
October 19, 2008 in print edition on C10
Now look who’s one win away from the World Series.
Hamas grip on Gaza hardens
October 19, 2008 in print edition on A3
Hamas’ control of the Gaza Strip is now virtually complete.