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6News Podcast for 02-06-06

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Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006

The Lawrence High girl's basketball team hit the road this evening to face Shawnee Mission South. The lady lions were back on the court since knocking off Olathe East, the number three team in the state. It's easy to name multiple players and play that made the difference in Ku's comeback win over Oklahoma on Sunday, but there's not doubt that outing freshman Julian Wright had against the Sooners as the best of his career. Make it 12 victories in the last 14 outings for the Kansas Men's basketball team. The Jayhawks fifth win in a row was not good enough to get them into the national rankings. Both the AP and EXPN coaches pools have the hawks listed as the 2nd team amongst "others receiving votes" putting Kansas basically at 27th. University officials are a step closer to wrapping up the search for a new provost. Richard Lariviere spoke to the University community this evening about what he thinks he could bring to the table as provost. A Lawrence man finds a way to help just more than a year after the world's deadliest natural disaster. He's happy to be a Tsunami survivor, but the death and destruction changed Tom Van Holt forever. Lawrence City Commissioners could decide the future of the vacant Carnegie library Tuesday night. The Americana Music Academy has submitted a plan to move their classes and recording studio to the historic building at ninth and Vermont. More sad news for the Lawrence school district after an 18 year-old Lawrence High School student died this weekend. Diana Semmler was a senior at Lawrence High. Investigators are piecing together what really happened before, during and after a fatal shooting early Sunday in downtown Lawrence. The gunfire erupted during a fight that broke out among a crowd gathered in front of the Granada Theater after the Upset Records 1-70 Tour. Calls to downtown Lawrence are nothing new for Lawrence police. In the past six months, officers have responded 422 times to the 1000 block of Massachusetts street. The majority of those calls were non-violent incidents. The season is winding down for the both the men and women's basketball teams at Haskell University. They are going in different directions with the men's record, 4-20 and the women's, 11-11. On Sunday KU announced that is was moving forward with plans for the new football facility at Memorial Stadium. Funding for the 31 million dollar project is complete, now it is time to start construction.

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