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The Morning Rush Archive for August 2006

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Morning Rush for Aug. 31

31 August 2006

A beautiful Thursday ahead, with sunshine for the morningheading up to the mid-80s in the afternoon. In news: Incomes in Lawrence drop, Hollywood comes to town, KU students slack off and a KU basketball player harbors no football dreams.

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Morning Rush for Aug. 30

30 August 2006

Patchy fog possible this morning, followed by sunshine the rest of the day for a beautiful Wednesday. In news: The battle over Perry Lake water heats up, McLouth gets wet, A.B. makes crepes and the Meiers' start at quarterback.

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The Morning Rush for August 29

29 August 2006

This morning should start cloudy with the sun making its way back but not heating up the temperatures as the projected high is 76 degrees. A slight chance for an isolated storm this afternoon, but not likely as temperatures fall off into the mid 50s for overnight lows. In the news: Candidates for City Manager emerge, no problems with Presto fuel spil, butterfly season begins and a former KU star shines for his country.

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Morning Rush for August 28

28 August 2006

Unlike yesterday, the morning should remain dry with the sun returning. The afternoon will bring a slight chance for rain as temperatures will struggle to hit 80 degrees. In the news: The state gives back Medicaid funds, a meeting is set over dropping levels of Lake Perry, a YouTube poineer and more trouble for KU football.

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Morning Rush for August 25

25 August 2006

Chances for a storm will continue until mid-morning, with a break in the rain coming in the afternoon as temperatures reach a high of 89 degrees. In the news: KU astronomers react to the news that Pluto is no longer considered a classical planet; a new Kansas survey suggests school leadership is the most important factor in teacher retention; filming is underway east of Lawrence for "Bunker Hill" and Free State and Lawrence High are ready to begin another soccer season.

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Morning Rush for Aug. 24

24 August 2006

A quiet and mild start to the day with temperatures in the 70s eventually climbing into the 90s. In news: The city scuffles with the Census Bureau, a special report on domestic violence, a profile of local farmers and a thank you from Mark Mangino.

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Morning Rush for Aug. 23

23 August 2006

Clear skies are ahead for today, with another warm afternoon in the forecast. In news: Kansas battles childhood obesity, a setback for Yello Sub developers, cooking with jelly, and Veritas football.

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Morning Rush for August 22

22 August 2006

Morning temperatures start out in the low 60's but mostly clear skies will bring lots of sun and a high of 90 degrees before cooling back down to 64 degrees this evening. In the news: Traffic enforcement near schools, no real hobbits, kids wearing make-up and a choice for a young gymnast.

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Morning Rush for August 21

21 August 2006

There will be some patchy dense fog in areas with visibility of less than a mile but it should lift quickly as mostly sunny skies return bringing temperatures in the 80's and eventually topping off at 88 degrees. In the news: Kansas teen driving laws may gain attention; the gender gap in achievement and enrollment is widening at KU; member of the Eudora United Methodist Church open a time capsule from 1921; and, former Lawrence golf pro Jim Kane finishes up after making the cut at th PGA Championship.

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Morning Rush for August 18

18 August 2006

Today will bring several chances for rain, though the first chance ending by noon as the sun returns and temperatures heat up to 95 degrees for the high. A cold front moving into the area this evening, will bring the next chance for rain this evening and early tomorrow morning. In the news: KU climbs in the U.S. News & World Report rankings to 39th among public universities; all Lawrence students must be in the third grade before riding bicycles to school; the band Split Lip Rayfield continues its tour in Lawrence tonight with its cancer-stricken leader Kirk Rundstrom; and, Free State and Lawrence High football players strap on the pads for practice.

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Morning Rush for Aug. 17

17 August 2006

Rain during the overnight hours will lead to scattered showers and clouds throughout the morning, but at least some sun in the afternoon will send the temperatures back into the 90s. In news: First day of classes, money for KU repairs, a new John Brown play, and a local club pro at the PGA Championship.

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Morning Rush for Aug. 16

16 August 2006

Clouds are increasing and there's a chance for stray showers throughout the morning and afternoon. In news: New costs for U.S. 59, HIV charges get dropped, a new berry becomes a star and an appeal gets denied for one KU football player.

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Morning Rush for August 15

15 August 2006

As you start your day, early morning temperatures will be in the mid 50's with clear skies bringing in plenty of sunshine. Again, below average tempartures with a high of 87 degrees. In the news: additions for a Lawrence skatepark, plans for a new Wal-Mart, KU proud of it's planet-finding alumnus, and a new year for local prep sports.

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Morning Rush for August 14

14 August 2006

After some overnight showers, chances for rain will continue through the mid-day, but the sunshine should return, this time without the heat as temperatures will top off at 85 degrees. In the news: the city could use new fire trucks, students move back to town, a new show examines the Civil War, and KU is mum about possible NCAA sanctions.

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Morning Rush for August 11

11 August 2006

A dry, comfortable start to the day with highs eventually reaching the normal average of 91 degrees before cooling off again tonight with a low of 65 degrees. In the news: Lawrence residents cope with stricter airport security measures, Don "Red Dog" Gardner gets special recognition from the governor, Lawrence High basketball teams should keep their home court advantage, and after being selected as a captain Kansas University tight end Derek Fine says he wants to help the team anyway he can.

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Morning Rush for Aug. 10

10 August 2006

Today will chance of thunderstorms for the afternoon and evening hours as the heat continues. In news, compensation for victims of the Boardwalk Apartments fire, a struggle for rural fire fighters working in the heat, a fresh face in landscaping and a local product hoping for more out of Jayhawk football.

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Morning Rush for Aug. 9

9 August 2006

Another hot day in the forecast, with the highs reaching above the hundred-degree mark once more. In news: Kansas uses record amounts of energy, students head back to town, Douglas County Fair cooking and year five for Mangino.

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Morning Rush for August 8

8 August 2006

Scattered clouds remain this morning from overnight shows mainly north of Lawrence. Although a stray storm is possible, most should stay dry with sunshine returning by the afternoon and temperatures reaching a high 95 degrees. In the news: work continues on Baldwin Junction, more details emerge surrounding a murder charge, C.S.A. on DVD and the Raiders prepare for their regional tournament.

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Morning Rush for August 7

7 August 2006

Today will bring scattered storms with highs around 93 degrees as the chance of storms will continue through the evening. In the news: a new book profiles hard times in Western Kansas, the Douglas County Fair wraps up, a new way to hear plays at the University Theater, and Bill Self yearns for down time.

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Morning Rush for August 4

4 August 2006

Today temperatures should reach 90 degrees with partly cloudy skies with an overnight low of 68 degrees tonight. In the news: plans put new city sewage treatment plant east of the Highway 59, CBS to promote new show "Jericho" in North Lawrence, big concert bash planned Saturday at Burcham Park, and Ryan Wood previews Kansas University's first football opponent, Northwestern State of Louisiana.

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