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The Early Edition – Glendale News-Press

September 30, 2009
Cyclists, from left, Matthew Warrick, 28, from Topeka KS., Justin Morrissette, 28, from Alexandria, MN., and  Elvis Khachatryan, 26, from Glendale, CA., get ready for their fundraising trip across America at Carr Park on Tuesday.  The three friends will take off from Manhattan Beach and head out to St. Augustine, Florida, on a two-month trek for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  (Raul Roa/News-Press)

Cyclists, from left, Matthew Warrick, 28, from Topeka KS., Justin Morrissette, 28, from Alexandria, MN., and Elvis Khachatryan, 26, from Glendale, CA., get ready for their fundraising trip across America at Carr Park on Tuesday. The three friends will take off from Manhattan Beach and head out to St. Augustine, Florida, on a two-month trek for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. (Raul Roa/News-Press)

Pedaling for a cause
Elvis Khachatryan said he usually considers Los Angeles to Texas to be a short trip. Pilots are prone to thinking the country is much smaller than it is, he said, which is one reason he and two colleagues will depart this morning and bike nearly 3,200 miles in a two-month trek to St. Augustine, Fla., near Jacksonville.

Teacher makes it to the sweet 16
UNIVERSAL CITY — Kris Kohlmeier, a teacher at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, leads mock trials and investigations with his history students that resemble a plot from “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” more often than giving classwork.

Bookings, fire inspections add fees
CITY HALL — With city finances tight, fire and police are the latest city departments to introduce new fees as a way to recover the costs of providing services.

Residents see hazard in crosswalk near church
GLENDALE — A crosswalk at Central and Fairview avenues has drawn the ire of community members who fear that the curved walkway poses a safety risk to preschoolers and parishioners from the nearby Church of the Incarnation.

A champion in the wait?
This is the final installment of a three-part feature story on the life and career of undefeated Glendale boxing phenom Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan.

A WORD, PLEASE: Putting a stop to semicolons. Period.
Thursday was National Punctuation Day. It’s a time when punctuation lovers of all stripes set aside their differences and unite in celebration of those little marks that are the fine line shielding us from communication chaos.

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