Monday, January 17, 2011

Office Space



I'm currently researching a story about an underground office park. Tucked under the Missouri landscape and etched into miles and miles of limestone, 9 local companies are conducting business underground. 

The space stays a constant 64° to 68°. I am trying to figure out if these businesses are saving money on energy costs, but have yet to get any real numbers. Two separate businesses have both said that what they save on heat and air conditioning, they spend on dehumidifiers.

Thanks to my dad, Ray Suda, for giving me the tip for this story.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Pre-Deployment Juxtaposition


Second Lieutinant Ed Rogland, chaplain canidate, is a chaplain in training and a seminary student. Rogland waits at the Millennium Hotel in St. Louis, Mo to talk to the soldiers and families of National Guard 1138th Transportation Unit before they deploy to Afghanistan this spring. This is part of a Yellow Ribbon Program, which is geared towards teaching service men, women, and families about the services that are available to them while a loved one is deployed overseas. The program covers everything from financial planning and health insurance coverage to stress management and marriage counseling. Extra points if you can name the photographer that inspired this photo...