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Videos for May 14, 2011

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An ode to the console TV

At Saturday's electronic recycling event at Free State High, hundreds of console televisions were dropped off by Lawrence residents. Reporter Shaun Hittle attempts to memorialize the over-sized, burdensome, but loveable console TV — seen here shrink-wrapped and ready to be recycled somewhere in Iowa.

Published on May 14, 2011

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American LaFrance pumper truck to be restored

Lawrence firefighters are working to restore a 1955 American LaFrance pumper truck to be used for historical and parade purposes. The truck, No. 68, arrived in Lawrence 56 years ago and was based at Station No. 1 when it was in service.

Published on May 14, 2011

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Electronics Recycling Event

Bob Akers, deputy director at The Surplus Exchange, discusses what happens to the hundreds of TVs, computers, and microwaves that were dropped off at the Electronics Recycling event at Free State High on Saturday. The City of Lawrence sponsored the annual event designed to encourage recycling of potentially hazardous products.

Published on May 14, 2011