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6News Podcast for 04-07-06

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Saturday, April 8, 2006

Repairs to "the bump" are now on the fast track. State officials said Thursday, they hope to begin upgrades to the notorious intersection of Second and Locust this year, instead of 18 months from now. A new case of the mumps confirmed Thursday brings the Douglas County total to 22. Eighteen of those are KU students and now campus officials are taking extra steps to prevent an even larger spread. Students at one local elementary school shift their focus from classroom to the bedroom. Sixth graders at Pinckney Elementary are taking part in a sleep study and learning why it is so important for all of us to catch our z's. Lawrence has a long history with fire, but now city leaders want to keep further destruction out of the city's future. That's why they will consider a plan to give downtown business owners an incentive to install sprinklers in their historic buildings. The man accused of a deadly shooting at a Baldwin birthday party made a brief court appearance Thursday. Twenty-five-year-old Hinndley Espinales of Gardner appeared before a district court judge, who set his next hearing for June 27. History on the line twice Thursday for one member of the Kansas baseball team. With his Jayhawks facing Texas Tech, senior closer Don Czyz was one appearance away from tying the KU single season mark at 11. Of course, for Czyz to reach either of those numbers the Hawks would need to have the lead late. Whether it's at the pro, college, or prep level good pitching usually leads to a successful baseball season. But when a team enters the spring with two of its top three arms sidelined with injuries, the worries start to mount for the head coach. That's exactly this situation, Skipper Dave Svoboda is facing at Basehor-Linwood.

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