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6News video: Westar employees ensure bright start to day

Giovanni Acabal and Karla Guerrero ensure our start to the day is as bright as it is early at the Westar Energy Plant in northern Lawrence.

Sweating away during a 6 a.m. workout / Ralph Gage

The early morning came in a sweatsuit of fog as the Red Dog regulars arrived at Allen Fieldhouse for the 6 a.m. start of the May 10 workout.

New life at LMH

You might say Colleen Walker’s job is one big party.

Heavy lifting

Here is a partial list of items unloaded from a supply truck, early in the day at Cottin’s Hardware & Rental:


Westar employees keep power flowing

Like it or not, it’s an essential part of our morning routine: the buzz of an alarm clock, the glow of a bedside lamp and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Conveniences brought to households by the Lawrence Energy Center.

Coffee and conversation / By Eileen Roddy - Special to the Journal-World

Butch Lacock and Claude Geiger have much in common. Native Kansans, they served in the Army and boast of a combined 72 years at the U.S. Geological Survey.

Morning Mass

It’s precisely 7:30 a.m., and the Rev. John Schmeidler walks into the front of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church to start the daily Mass.


6News video: Watching, waiting part of delivery nurse Colleen Walker's job

Working with those expecting often results in plenty of unexpected moments and for labor and delivery nurse Colleen Walker, watching the clock and waiting is just part of the job.

Ride along the T

A driver for the Lawrence Transit System for three years, Richard Ferguson’s top priority is helping passengers have a safe trip.

KU grad likes treasurer's office

Chris Eichhorn removes an envelope from a stack on his desk and opens it. He pulls out a handwritten, personal check and puts it in a stack of its own. He repeats the process with another envelope.



6News video: Cooking for 550 a typical day for area school cooks

Whether your family is growing or not, imagine what it would be like to cook for 550 - well that’s just a typical day for a group of six women who prepare breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks for hundreds at Central Junior High.

Florist works quickly to prepare for Mother's Day

Janis Harvey moves her hands and fingers effortlessly as she put the finishing touches on an arrangement of sunflowers in the back room at Englewood Florist, 1101 Mass.

Watch repair man

The ticking never stops in “Mac” Tinh Chi Truong’s basement.

Thin Kien Truong talks about the best part of his day.


Animal haven

Dogs at the Lawrence Humane Society erupt into a barking cacophony of pick-me pandemonium as the first volunteers of the day make their way among the kennels at 11:40 a.m. The floor is still damp from morning cleanup.

Food for thought

Along with breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks, cafeteria workers at Central Junior High School, 1400 Mass., serve up loads of laughs.

Humane society volunteer Clare Doveton describes the best part of her day.

May 10, 2007, by the numbers
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