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BUSINESS
September 13, 1998
For the sixth consecutive quarter, Kokomo, Ind., topped all metro areas as the most affordable housing market, according to the National Association of Home Builders' second-quarter 1998 Housing Opportunity Index.The index is a measure of the percentage of homes in a market that a family earning the median income in that market can afford to buy.Kokomo scored a 93.1, meaning a household earning the area's median income of $50,800 could afford to purchase 93.1 percent of the homes sold in the second quarter.
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By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,Sun reporter | May 4, 2008
KOKOMO, Ind. -- Gasoline reached $3.75 a gallon last week in a state that has become a must-win for Hillary Clinton and a test of the appeal of Barack Obama's economic prescriptions. For Hoosiers who drive long miles on rail-straight highways for jobs once closer to home, soaring prices for everyday necessities create an unsettled backdrop for Tuesday's primary. "Folks are concerned about the lunch-bucket kind of issues: the cost of food, the price of gas," said Tim Joyce, chief of staff to the late Democratic Gov. Frank L. O'Bannon, and who now runs an agency that helps the homeless.
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BUSINESS
April 11, 1999
Once again Kokomo, Ind., was considered the most affordable housing market in the final quarter of 1998, according to the National Association of Home Builders' Housing Opportunity Index (HOI).The HOI is a measure of the percentage of homes sold in a given market that a family earning the median income in that market can afford to buy.In Kokomo, which has claimed the No. 1 spot seven times in the last two years, 92.3 percent of homes sold in the fourth quarter were affordable for median-income households.
NEWS
April 20, 2006
Mother, Educator, Legacy of Love Eva L. Bussey, 69, Lanham, Maryland, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2006, in Kokomo, IN, just 10 days prior to her 70th birthday. Mrs. Bussey was born April 22, 1936 in Tatum, Texas, the only child of Willis Napoleon (Go-Lie) Gray and Hazel Brown Gray. She attended Douglass Elementary School and Kokomo High School in the Howard County School Systems in Kokomo, IN. She attended Trinity College, and graduated from Central State College in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science & Education degree in Elementary Education.
BUSINESS
March 8, 1998
For those of you who can't afford your dream home in Baltimore, the National Association of Homebuilders has the place for you.Kokomo, Ind., was named the nation's most affordable housing market for the third quarter of 1997, according to the NAHB's Housing Opportunity Index of 195 cities.The rankings, which are based on marketing and survey data, measure the percentage of homes sold in a city in which a family that meets the median income for that city could afford to buy. Kokomo's median sales price was $69,000, 46 percent under the national sales price median of $127,000.
NEWS
March 27, 2004
DOROTHEA LEA BAKER, age 73, of Kokomo, Indiana, died on Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital and Health Care Center, Kokomo, Indiana. She was born February 18, 1931 in Howard County, daughter of Donald Hull and Mabel (Broman) Elson. wife of Dale Ray Sanders, who preceded her in death. She then married William Thomas Baker in 1964. In 1971 she worked at Montgomery Plaza Liquors where she was general manager, she retired in February of 2001. She attended Kokomo High School. She was President of Maryland Liquor Stores Association from 1984-1989; Board of Directors - National Liquor Stores Association from 1984-1989.
NEWS
April 20, 2006
Mother, Educator, Legacy of Love Eva L. Bussey, 69, Lanham, Maryland, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2006, in Kokomo, IN, just 10 days prior to her 70th birthday. Mrs. Bussey was born April 22, 1936 in Tatum, Texas, the only child of Willis Napoleon (Go-Lie) Gray and Hazel Brown Gray. She attended Douglass Elementary School and Kokomo High School in the Howard County School Systems in Kokomo, IN. She attended Trinity College, and graduated from Central State College in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science & Education degree in Elementary Education.
NEWS
November 28, 2005
On November 24, 2005, ANDREW T. MANLOVE, passed away after a year long struggle with cancer at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. Beloved son of Marilyn and John Manlove; little brother of Jennifer Manlove of Silver Spring and Gregory Manlove of Kokomo, IN. A Memorial gathering will be held at the Gilchrist Center, Saturday, December 3 from 2 to 4 P.M. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Santa Claus Anonymous, c/o Carrollton Bank, 344...
NEWS
February 20, 1999
Buddy Wayne Knox, 65, a rockabilly singer and songwriter who hit the top of the charts with "Party Doll" in the 1950s, died Sunday of cancer in Bremerton, Wash.Gerald Dickler, 86, a lawyer who represented artists and broadcasters, including some who were blacklisted in the McCarthy era, died Feb. 13 in New York.Eugene Jelesnik, 84, one of Utah's most familiar musical figures for decades as conductor of the Salt Lake Philharmonic Orchestra, died Tuesday in Salt Lake City.William David McElroy, 82, former chancellor of the University of California at San Diego and a scientist who broke ground in discovering how fireflies glow, died Wednesday of respiratory failure in San Diego.
BUSINESS
August 8, 1995
IBM, Toshiba to build Va. plantIBM Corp. and the Japanese electronics company Toshiba Corp. plan to build a $1.2 billion computer chip manufacturing plant in Manassas, Va., a Japanese newspaper reported yesterday.The two companies plan to make an announcement today about their joint venture to produce memory chips, a Toshiba spokesman said.Toshiba will provide the production technology, and IBM will supervise operations and management, Nihon Keizai, a financial daily, said.These chips are the mainstay of high-tech gear like computers and cellular phones.
NEWS
November 28, 2005
On November 24, 2005, ANDREW T. MANLOVE, passed away after a year long struggle with cancer at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. Beloved son of Marilyn and John Manlove; little brother of Jennifer Manlove of Silver Spring and Gregory Manlove of Kokomo, IN. A Memorial gathering will be held at the Gilchrist Center, Saturday, December 3 from 2 to 4 P.M. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Santa Claus Anonymous, c/o Carrollton Bank, 344...
NEWS
March 27, 2004
DOROTHEA LEA BAKER, age 73, of Kokomo, Indiana, died on Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital and Health Care Center, Kokomo, Indiana. She was born February 18, 1931 in Howard County, daughter of Donald Hull and Mabel (Broman) Elson. wife of Dale Ray Sanders, who preceded her in death. She then married William Thomas Baker in 1964. In 1971 she worked at Montgomery Plaza Liquors where she was general manager, she retired in February of 2001. She attended Kokomo High School. She was President of Maryland Liquor Stores Association from 1984-1989; Board of Directors - National Liquor Stores Association from 1984-1989.
BUSINESS
November 11, 2001
Kokomo, Ind., was the nation's most affordable housing market in the second quarter as lower interest rates on home mortgages helped drive housing affordability across the country to its best levels in more than a year, according to the National Association of Home Builders. Nationwide, families making the median income of $52,500 could afford to purchase 63.4 percent of homes sold in the second quarter, according to the NAHB's quarterly Home Opportunity Index. In Kokomo, households making the median family income of $57,600 could afford 94.7 percent of homes sold there.
BUSINESS
July 22, 2001
Kokomo, Ind., was the nation's most affordable housing market in this year's first quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders' Housing Opportunity Index. The NAHB's index shows what percentage of the homes sold in an area can be bought by a family earning the median income. Families earning the median income of $52,500 could afford to buy 56.9 percent of homes sold nationwide - down more than 2 percentage points from the previous quarter. The Baltimore metropolitan area ranked as the 77th most affordable housing market in the country.
BUSINESS
April 11, 1999
Once again Kokomo, Ind., was considered the most affordable housing market in the final quarter of 1998, according to the National Association of Home Builders' Housing Opportunity Index (HOI).The HOI is a measure of the percentage of homes sold in a given market that a family earning the median income in that market can afford to buy.In Kokomo, which has claimed the No. 1 spot seven times in the last two years, 92.3 percent of homes sold in the fourth quarter were affordable for median-income households.
NEWS
February 20, 1999
Buddy Wayne Knox, 65, a rockabilly singer and songwriter who hit the top of the charts with "Party Doll" in the 1950s, died Sunday of cancer in Bremerton, Wash.Gerald Dickler, 86, a lawyer who represented artists and broadcasters, including some who were blacklisted in the McCarthy era, died Feb. 13 in New York.Eugene Jelesnik, 84, one of Utah's most familiar musical figures for decades as conductor of the Salt Lake Philharmonic Orchestra, died Tuesday in Salt Lake City.William David McElroy, 82, former chancellor of the University of California at San Diego and a scientist who broke ground in discovering how fireflies glow, died Wednesday of respiratory failure in San Diego.
NEWS
By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,Sun reporter | May 4, 2008
KOKOMO, Ind. -- Gasoline reached $3.75 a gallon last week in a state that has become a must-win for Hillary Clinton and a test of the appeal of Barack Obama's economic prescriptions. For Hoosiers who drive long miles on rail-straight highways for jobs once closer to home, soaring prices for everyday necessities create an unsettled backdrop for Tuesday's primary. "Folks are concerned about the lunch-bucket kind of issues: the cost of food, the price of gas," said Tim Joyce, chief of staff to the late Democratic Gov. Frank L. O'Bannon, and who now runs an agency that helps the homeless.
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