Archive for Monday, October 29, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
It was a parade of the weird, wacky and wonderful, as young and old wore costumes and paraded through downtown for the annual Lawrence Trick-or-Treating event Monday night, Oct. 31, 2011. Supplying enough treats can get tricky downtown
October 27, 2012
Businesses along Massachusetts Street will open their doors on Halloween night to supply hordes of zombies, vampires, princesses, celebrities and cartoon characters come to life, among others, with candy. By Adam Strunk
6:00 a.m.
This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday shows Hurricane Sandy off the Mid Atlantic coastline moving toward the north with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas Sunday as big cities and small towns across the U.S. Northeast braced for the onslaught of a superstorm threatening some 60 million people along the most heavily populated corridor in the nation. Groups from Kansas head east to help with Hurricane Sandy preparations, provide support
October 28, 2012
As residents along the East Coast make their way inland to safer areas before Hurricane Sandy strikes this week, some Kansas residents are heading east to assist with preparations for the storm, which has the potential to be one of the most dangerous ever recorded. By Meagan Thomas
10:00 a.m.
Dressed as pirates, the band “R” performs the song “You Are A Pirate” during a rehearsal Sunday for the eighth annual Lawrence High School Talent Show. The show will be performed at 7 p.m. Tuesday at LHS. Lawrence High sets stage for variety acts
October 29, 2012
Dancers, singers, garage bands and even someone juggling while riding a unicycle all will be part of the eighth annual Lawrence High School Talent Show being staged this week. By Peter Hancock
2:00 p.m.
Jean Ann Oden is a volunteer with the Lawrence Public Library Foundation. Kathleen Morgan, executive director of the foundation, nominated Oden for the United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center Wallace Galluzzi Outstanding Volunteer Award. “I could not function without her — she’s that valuable,” Morgan said of Oden. Volunteer’s help invaluable to library
October 28, 2012
Jean Ann Oden and her family moved to Lawrence from Minnesota in 2004, she didn’t know a soul in her new community. So she decided to find a place where she could volunteer in order to connect with Lawrence residents, make friends and further develop her professional skills in administration and graphic design. By Micki Chestnut
6:00 p.m.
Twins Alice, left, and Zella Lubbin-Meyer, 9, dressed as a two-headed monster during Woodlawn School’s Family Fun Fall Festival. Parents and children took part in dressing in Halloween costumes, pumpkin rolling, face painting and other festivities. The school has put on the festival the past three years instead of having Halloween classroom activities. Halloween hodgepodge: Schools put on range of fall celebrations
October 29, 2012
While many Lawrence schoolchildren will have a special school day on the 31st, replete with Halloween parties and parades, several local schools have adapted their October celebrations to allow for broader participation and appeal.
10:00 p.m.
Ryan Leibold, 13, left, Carolyn Weiler, 15, top left, and Maria Matamoros, 10, are the Lawrence Journal-World scary story winners. Scary story contest yields thrilling results
October 29, 2012
This year, when we put out the call for scary stories from students in elementary, middle and high schools, we weren’t disappointed. About 200 writers tried to spook us, and many did.

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