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The Morning Rush Archive for January 2007

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The Morning Rush for January 31

31 January 2007

Snow shows are likely during the afternoon with a total accumulation of 1 inch by evening as temperatures hit a high of 30 degrees and winds out of the south between 5-15 mph. Today in the Lawrence Journal-World, a story on the initiative to locate that National Bio- and Agro-Defense facility in Kansas; a story on the death of a local Kansas University student; a feature on dips and their role on Super Bowl Sunday; full coverage of Free State High's 53-51 loss to Olathe South.

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The Morning Rush for January 30

30 January 2007

More sunshine is in the forecast today, although temperatures are going to be cold! We'll reach only 24 degrees for a high. The northwest winds finally will begin to weaken this afternoon at 10 mph to 15 mph. Clouds will return late tonight as we drop to 9 degrees for a low. In News: City Manager contacts state for help in problems with weapons and violence downtown, Utility executives blast proposed moratorium on coal-burning power plants, High achievers say they are the child left behind in No Child Left Behind law, and KU beats Nebraska, 76-56.

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The Morning Rush for January 29

29 January 2007

A little warm up with temperatures hitting a high of 40 degrees under partly cloudy skies before cooling down to an overnight low of 12 degrees with wind chills around zero. In the news: consultants will be in town for the next week to disucss Lawrence's growth. Also, Kansas University is poised to take action against faculty and staff who resell their tickets online for a profit. And, the state of Kansas is ready to take on energy conservation. Plus, in features, a story on earworms, those songs that get stuck in your head.

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The Morning Rush for January 26

26 January 2007

Look for fairly clear skies throughout most of the day. Today's high will top out around 52 degrees with a Southwest wind 10-20 mph with gusts near 30. More clouds by evening with a low of 22 degrees. In News: Bush visits Kansas City to tout health care plan, meth lab busts drop state-wide and Free State girls dominate in the first round of the Firebird Winter Classic.

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The Morning Rush for January 24

24 January 2007

With an overcast start to the day, the afternoon will have partly cloudy skies. Daytime highs should reach about 39 degrees with a Northwest wind at 5-10 mph. Low tonight dropping to 18 degrees. In the news: look for complete coverage of President Bush's State of the Union address. Also, Tuesday was the last day to file for City Commission and School Board elections. In features, a look at butter and margarine. And in sports, a preview of tonight's Kansas at Baylor match up.

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The Morning Rush for January 23

23 January 2007

Warmer temperatures and sunny skies are in store for today. Look for a high of 37 degrees with some clouds moving in tonight. Wind will be out of the west at 5 - 15 mph. Lows tonight dropping down to about 19 degrees. In News: 'Border War' football game moving to Kansas City High School policy hurting and helping Lawrence school dances Lawrence pastor joins race for city commission.

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The Morning Rush for January 22

22 January 2007

A cloudy start to the day, but skies should begin to clear as you go into the afternoon with a west wind at 5 to 10 mph. Look for a high today of 34 degrees. Overnight lows begin to tumble as clouds continue to break bringing our low down to 16 degrees. In today's news, a look at the housing market in Douglas County. Declining or stagnant valuations may require budget tightening. Also, a look at all-day Kindergarten in Lawrence Schools and a look back on the weekend's weather. Plus, full coverage of the day's AFC and NFC conference championship games.

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The Morning Rush for January 19

19 January 2007

There will be lots of sunshine, and plenty of melting for today. Temperatures climbing into the upper 30's with a West wind between 5-15 mph and a few more clouds by the afternoon. The low will drop to 18, with a good chance of snow Saturday evening into Sunday morning. In news: City commissioner Mike Rundle will end his City Hall career; a proposed Kansas bill would require schools to closely monitor student fitness; "Right Between the Ears" revisits 2006's funniest moments; and find out what several former KU football recruits are doing now.

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The Morning Rush for January 18

18 January 2007

It's a cloudy and foggy start to the day with the high around 35 degrees. The clouds will break up in afternoon as gusty winds out of the southwest shift to the north for the evening. In the news: Gov. Sebelius pitches her new health care plan for children, families of missing persons react to children found in Kirkwood, Mo., and the KU women's hoops team gets a win.

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The Morning Rush for January 17

17 January 2007

Today's highs will struggle to hit 30 degrees with wind chills into the single digits as some sunshine today and possible clouds by the afternoon before hitting an over night low 15 degrees. In the news: Lawrence residents remember woman killed in fire; eco-friendly TV program visits town; KU men's basketball winning more close games.

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The Morning Rush for January 16

16 January 2007

Another frigid day is in the forecast as temperatures struggle. We'll top out today at only 18 degrees for a high. The good news is that there will be light winds, so the wind chill will not be as big of a concern. After sunshine today, the skies will stay clear tonight, and we'll drop off to zero degrees for a low. In News: The state Board of Education looks for a new commissioner, Lawrence celebrates Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday, and Sherron Collins helps the Jayhawks beat MU.

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January 15 report

15 January 2007

A few lingering flurries are possible during the morning, then skies will turn mostly cloudy. It will be cold today with a high of only 20 degrees. Winds will be out of the northwest at 10-20 mph. Overnight temperatures drop to 2 degrees with wind chills around -10 degrees. In News: A new club and resort planned for Lecompton, a history of Sam Brownback, and Sherron Collins prepares for his first Border War.

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The Morning Rush for January 12

12 January 2007

Winter returns today with a vengeance! After a record high Thursday, temperatures will continue to fall today with north winds and Arctic air arriving. Temperatures will drop into the mid-20s by late afternoon with the chance for some freezing drizzle. A glazing will be possible. Any light drizzle could last into the night, when we drop to 20 for a low. In news: Kansas University scientists say federal funding for embryonic stem cell research would give them a boost; the public can give its input on the new Heritage Area; bands around the country will get a chance to play at the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival this year; and, the Kansas City Chiefs prepare for the off-season.

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The Morning Rush for January 11

11 January 2007

Temperatures will hit a high of 52 degrees with a chance of afternoon showers and gusty south winds before the overnight will bring in the colder air. In the news: Lawrence residents react to minimum-wage proposal; Grass fire burns near Eudora; and the 'Hawks pummel the OSU Cowboys.

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The Morning Rush for January 10

10 January 2007

Another warm day with a high of 54 degrees from a warming south wind between 15-20 mph and gusting up to 30 mph at times. In the news: Lawrence school leaders need legislative help or they will have to ask voters for a tax increase; The Kansas Bioscience Authority is pursuing a $451 national defense laboratory for the state; Gwyn Mellinger talks about the relatively warm winter so far; and Kansas University faces Oklahoma State tonight at Allen Fieldhouse in a Big 12 showdown.

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The Morning Rush for January 9

9 January 2007

It will feel much cooler today with strong winds out of the north-northwest at 10 to 20 mph and a high temperature of 41 degrees. Skies will be mostly sunny. Temperatures will drop to 24 degrees overnight. Topping the news in today's Journal-World is politics. Check out a story on Paul Morrison taking office as attorney general and his plans for his first days in office. Also, look for a story on former Attorney General Phill Kline's legacy in Lawrence. In features, it's all about teens and their New Year's resolutions. And in sports, former Kansas University basketball standout C.J. Giles has started classes at Oregon State University.

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The Morning Rush for January 8

8 January 2007

A windy day is in the forecast. The northwest winds will increase to 15 to 20 mph today with wind gusts as high as 35 mph. Despite northwest winds and scattered clouds, the temperature is still climbing up to 49 degrees for a high. We'll drop off to 25 tonight as the strong winds continue. In today's Journal-World, look for a story about the thoughts of the Kansas Congressional delegation heading into the current legislative session. Also, a story on how quail hunting has changed over the years. In sports, look for full coverage of the Kansas Jayhawks' 70-54 victory over the South Carolina Gamecocks.

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The Morning Rush for January 5

5 January 2007

After a foggy start, the cloud cover will continue today. Drizzle will be possible through the day with north winds at only 3 to 8 mph. The temperature will hit 46 degrees for a high. There is also the chance for a few showers this evening. With clouds tonight we will drop to 30 degrees for a low. In news: Legislators may use funds on deferred university maintainance, Boyda is sworn in and local comic book artists makes good.

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The Morning Rush for January 4

4 January 2007

Another warm day with a high of 56 degrees and more clouds with winds from the south between 10-20 mph. In today's Journal-World, see a story about phone calls attacking Paul Morrison, an account of Nancy Boyda's day on the job as well as a story on the crash of home-made helicopter in southeast Douglas Couty.

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The Morning Rush for January 3

3 January 2007

Another warm day with temperatures into the 50's and a high of 51, mostly clear and dry with winds out of the south, southwest gusting into up 20 mph at times. In the news: A busy year ahead for Lawrence schools, gyms fill after New Year's resolutions, and former Lawrence High track coach honored.

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