Archive for Sunday, January 19, 2014

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12:00 a.m.
Barber Hiram Bayan sorts through his supplies at Watson's Barber shop, 925 Iowa Street, in the Hillcrest Shopping Center Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Black, white and everything in between at Watson’s
January 19, 2014
As Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaches, we spend some time in Watson’s Barber Shop, a black barber shop where cutting hair is only part of the allure. By Chad Lawhorn
12:00 p.m.
Lawrence busker Richard Renner has been known to juggle, play an accordion, and ride a unicyle. Renner is the creator of the Lawrence Busker Festival. Meet the Buskers: getting to know the local street acts
January 19, 2014
Busking, or street entertaining, isn’t uncommon in these parts of town, often hearing a slow transition from lively zydeco music to moving jazz solos as you walk from one side of the block to the next. Let us introduce you to a few of the stories behind the street performances. By Nadia Imafidon
5:00 p.m.
East Lawrence resident Lane Eisenbart is pictured with her 7-year-old daughter, Ro O'Leary, and the modified basket bicycle they take to the grocery store. Eisenbart, who doesn't have a car, lives in one of Lawrence's four federally designated food deserts. Extra steps to eat: In Lawrence, nearly 18,000 live in federally designated ‘food desert’
January 19, 2014
East Lawrence resident Lane Eisenbart has heard that, once upon a time, there was a grocery store within a block of her house. Especially those days when the single mom runs out of eggs mid-week and faces a cold bike ride in the dark to get more, she can’t help but sigh, wouldn’t that have been nice? Eisenbart is one of nearly 18,000 northeast Lawrence residents living in a federally designated food desert. The desert — where a combination of low incomes, lack of grocery stores and lack of transportation makes it hard for some residents to get healthy food — stretches from Kasold Drive to the eastern city limits and envelops everything north of the river. By Sara Shepherd
8:27 p.m.
2905 W. 26th Lawrence police ID 52-year-old victim of Friday homicide; woman still missing
8:03 p.m., January 19, 2014 Updated 8:03 p.m.
Lawrence police have identified a 52-year-old man whose body was found at his home while police were looking for a missing woman.

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