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Old Home Town - 100 years ago

From the Lawrence Daily World of May 24, 1908: “Something of a sensation occurred in Leavenworth yesterday when a Presbyterian church pastor was ousted because he had written some ‘fool’ letters to one of the younger girls in the congregation.

Waiting for the train / Matt Lehrman

Inside the station, Jade Sanchez, 24, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, drifts in and out of sleep to the sound of train bells in the distance. “It’s too normal here, I’m ready to go home,” said Sanchez. The No. 3 Southwest Chief train will drop her off in Albuquerque in 15 hours, about the same as the drive.

1:00am

Tuned in to music scene

It’s 1:15 a.m. and the band is overbearingly loud at The Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Mass.

Justin Parr talks about his favorite time of day.

2:00am

6News video: Mike Tennyson finds overnight hours prime to baking the day's goods / By Todd Johnson

And there’s nothing like a cold glass of milk to wash down a fresh pastry and for Munchers Bakery owner Mike Tennyson the overnight hours are prime time for baking the day’s goods.

Bakery on the rise / By Todd Johnson

Since December 1989, when he bought Muncher’s Bakery, Mike Tennyson has been preparing the pastries that Lawrence residents can’t get enough of.

3:00am

Sleepless subjects

While most of Lawrence is sound asleep, Sharon Cobbinah is wide awake, albeit sipping on a can of caffeinated Pepsi.

4:00am

Down on the dairy farm

It’s too early to call it “bright and early.” In fact, when Eugene George wakes, just a little before 4 a.m., it’s dark, and this morning heavy fog sets over his dairy farm.

Weather man helps Lawrence residents plan their day

Most people in Lawrence probably don’t know him, but they may very well depend on him.

5:00am

6News video: Area food pantries searching for better ways to serve

Area food pantries dish up better ways to “serve” the community as officials from nearly all of Lawrence’s food pantries met today to share ideas about helping then hungry.

6News video: Eugene George starts milking his day well before sunrise

We begin well before sun-up south of Lawrence, where Eugene George awakes well before dawn to milk his day for all its worth.

Young one ready to go

The clock next to my bed reads 5:42 a.m. when I turn and see the red lights on the baby monitor spike as an insistent cry bursts out of the speaker.

Waiting for the train / Matt Lehrman

Inside the station, Jade Sanchez, 24, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, drifts in and out of sleep to the sound of train bells in the distance. “It’s too normal here, I’m ready to go home,” said Sanchez. The No. 3 Southwest Chief train will drop her off in Albuquerque in 15 hours, about the same as the drive.

Journal-World arts editor Mindie Paget lets you listen in on the first moments of the day with her young daughter.

May 10, 2007, by the numbers
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