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Podcasts The Morning Rush 2007

The Morning Rush Archive for June 2007

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KU tuition increase approved

29 June 2007

Showers continue off and on through the day with the heaviest rainfall staying to the south. The high today will top out at 76 degrees with a northeast wind 5-10 mph. Expect some light showers tonight as well with the overnight temperature dropping to 64 degrees. In today's news: KU tuition increase approved; Apple's iPhones in stores; Downtown Lawrence Inc. director named; Julian Wright drafted 13th in NBA draft.

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Census numbers show slowing growth rate

28 June 2007

Showers are expected to continue through midday with the high topping out at 79 degrees with a northeast wind 5-15 mph. The skies should begin to clear as we head into the evening. The overnight temperature will drop to 63 degrees with the possibility of some fog and a light northeast breeze tonight. In the news: Census estimates released, Tiller prosecution disputed, Orchards Golf Course up for sale and the 2007 NBA draft pick.

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City leaders prepare bid for Farmland property

27 June 2007

Look for rain off and on throughout the day today with the daytime temperatures below the average. The daytime high will struggle to 81 degrees under mostly cloudy skies and a northeast wind 10-15 mph by the afternoon. Showers will continue tonight with the overnight temperature dropping to 67 degrees. In the news: An area resident believes tainted pet food has killed three of her dogs this year. City commissioners plan to make an opening bid in bankruptcy court on the Farmland Industries property. A new Italian chef makes his way to Lawrence. Former KU forward Julian Wright might end up with his hometown Chicago Bulls in Thursday's NBA Draft.

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Crop artist helps celebrate National Pollinator Week

26 June 2007

The humidity continues to make things uncomfortable today with a high of 87 degrees under partly cloudy skies and a south wind 5-10 mph. There is a slight chance of some isolated thundershowers in the late afternoon and early evening. Thunderstorms become more numerous during the overnight with the evening low dropping down to 69 degrees. In today's news: State lawmaker announces late-term abortion ban proposal; Yellow House Store Owners arrested and arraigned Monday; Crop artist helps celebrate National Pollinator Week; Tom Keegan profiles athlete and coach Steve Tovar in sports.

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Fireworks business booming in Douglas County

25 June 2007

Look for a muggy and warm afternoon. Highs today will top out around 91 degrees with a south wind 5-15 mph with gusts near 20 under clear skies. Temperatures for the evening cool to near 69 degrees with a south wind
5-15 mph. In the news: Fireworks are a booming Douglas County business, "Fainting goats" are around these parts, Lawrence's Raiders lose in the championship of the Al Ice Memorial Woodbat Classic.

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Kasold Cracks

22 June 2007

Temperatures return to 90 degrees today with the chance of some thundershowers into the afternoon and evening. Look for partly cloudy skies for most of the day with the wind out of the SW at 5-15 mph. Scattered showers are likely tonight with the overnight low dropping to 71 degrees. In today's news: Kasold Cracks; Rape suspect found with help of new DNA technology; Wheat Slumps; Novosel excels in Long Drive Competition

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Dangerous highway set for improvements

21 June 2007

The first day of summer is going to be a hot one with the high topping out at 92 degrees and a south wind 10-15 mph. The sun will be blazing through most of the day with partly cloudy skies by the afternoon. The overnight low will dip to around 70 degrees with a gusty south wind up to 20 mph. In the news: highway ground breaking ceremony, bound found being investigated, dirt moving, and Greg Ostertag visits KU.

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Travis Releford commits to KU for 2008-2009

20 June 2007

Temperatures begin to go up today as we get to a high of 90 degrees under partly cloudy skies and a south wind 10-15 mph. Tonight should stay clear with an evening low of 70 degrees. In today's news: A Douglas County Community Corrections leader is looking at how to deal with a budget shortfall. A high-level Kansas lawmaker expresses dissatisfaction with the new Kansas University Medical Center expansion plan in life sciences. Read more about the new vitamin drinks that are hitting the shelves. And, Roeland Park Miege's Travis Releford commits to KU for 2008-2009.

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U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda criticizes Bush

19 June 2007

The heat builds back in with a high of 88 degrees and a light East breeze 5-10 mph and mostly sunny skies. The evening should stay pretty calm with the evening temperature drops down to 66 degrees. In today's news: Jason Rose sentenced to 10 years for Boardwalk Apartments fire; U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda criticizes Bush; KU basketball player Rodrick Stewart shed 15 pounds

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KU film students become familiar with virtual reality

18 June 2007

It's a mild start with the temperature around 70 degrees, clouds push in but it should be a dry start to the day with chances for thunderstorms increasing in the afternoon into the evening with highs around 83 degrees. Chances for rain ends late tonight as temperatures drop off to 63 degrees for the low. In the news: Kansas University's film students might become more familiar with virtual reality, new rules approved by the Kansas Corporation Commission make clearer whose responsibility it is to pay for underground electric lines, former KU forward Julian Wright is making the rounds working out for NBA teams.

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City leaders hope to market their status as an All-America City finalist

14 June 2007

For today, expect highs around 87 with partly cloudy skies and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Tonight, the temperature will drop off to 65 for a low. In today's news: City leaders hope to market their status as an All-America City finalist; The Baldwin Community Arts Council's first art walk of the summer kicks off Friday; Billy Thomas and other KU alumni lose to current Jayhawks in the annual game at Bill Self's camp.

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Proposed bill could move Guantanamo detainees to Fort Leavenworth

13 June 2007

Today will have mostly cloudy skies with a chance for thunderstorms and a high of 85 degrees. Tonight temperatures will drop for a low of 64 degrees while the skies remain cloudy with a chance of storms. In the news: An Iowa senator introduces a bill that would move Guantanamo detainees to Fort Leavenworth's disciplinary barracks; Lawrence has yet to hit 90 degrees; the potatoes are starting to come out; and, KU's new offensive coordinator tries to work his unit into shape.

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State School Board tackles teacher shortages

12 June 2007

For today, we continue to have a chance for thunderstorms under mostly cloudy skies. We will have a high of 84 degrees with winds out of the Southeast at about 12 MPH. Overnight we will have a low temperature of 66 degrees and partly cloudy skies. In today's news: Group explores environmental impact of Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival; State School Board tackles teacher shortages; Police arrest one man in connection with aggravated robbery; Two Sasha Kauns make appearance at Bill Self basketball camp.

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Foreclosures are up in Douglas County

11 June 2007

For today we'll have a high temperature of 87 degrees with some sun, but mostly cloudy skies and a chance of storms. Tonight temperatures will cool off to 67 degrees with winds out of the east at 5-10 mph and only a slight risk of storms. In the news: Foreclosures are up in Douglas County; Wakarusa Festival organizers and fans both seem happy as things wrap up Sunday; and, Brandon Rush sheds his crutches six days after having ACL surgery.

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Wakarusa Festival opens to an estimated 12,000 fans

8 June 2007

Cooler weather returns to the sunflower state. Highs today only top out at 75 degrees with a light north breeze 5-15 mph under mostly sunny skies. The temperature tonight will drop down to 52 degrees with the wind out of the northwest at 5-10 mph. Today's news: The Wakarusa Festival opens to an estimated 12,000 well-behaved fans; More money already being asked for again for deferred maintenance; KU track team resumes competition in NCAA championships.

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Topeka more environmentally active than Lawrence?

7 June 2007

The temperatures continue to be hot today with a high of 88 degrees. Thunderstorms are likely into the early afternoon and then again toward the evening with winds throughout the day staying out of the south at 20-30 mph. The overnight low will bottom out around 54 degrees tonight. In today's news: Wal-Mart leaders develop a new plan for proposed second store; Topeka more environmentally active than Lawrence?; Charlton Manley Inc., to be sold to national insurance brokerage; Mangino talks about the upcoming 2007 season.

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Commissioner speaks out about budget woes

6 June 2007

Look for some of the warmest temperatures of the year today with the high soaring to 89 degrees. The wind will be the biggest factor to influence your day with a south wind 15-30 mph with gusts near 40. The day should stay dry on into the evening with the overnight temperature dropping to 71 degrees. In today's news: Commissioner speaks out about budget woes; Kansas Bioscience Authority chairman resigns; Two Lawrence business honored for growth and community involvement; Free State football player male athlete of the year.

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Two KU hoopsters to try out for Pan Am games

5 June 2007

Look for your daytime high to climb to 81 degrees with a light north breeze between 5-10 mph under partly cloudy skies. There is a slight chance of some scattered showers tonight with the low dropping to 61 degrees. In today's news: Budget woes could cost public transit the number of hours, days it operates; Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of weekend rape; Star Signs starting over after bankruptcy; Two KU hoopsters to try out for Pan Am games.

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Sebelius waits to fill board of regents spot

4 June 2007

Look for plenty of sun today with a high of 83 degrees. The wind will stay out of the northwest at 10-15 mph. Temperatures tonight will drop to 58 degrees under mostly clear skies and a west wind of 5-15 mph. In the news: Gov. Kathleen Sebelius gains attention for waiting to fill several spots on the Kansas Board of Regents, Environmental friendliness will be a big part of this weekend's Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival, and the new Kansas University football sports-information director is quite the golfer.

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KU Chancellor headed to China

1 June 2007

Look for showers and thunderstorms off and on through the day today. The high should top out at 76 degrees under mostly cloudy skies with a South wind 10-20 mph. The showers should come to an end this evening with the overnight temperature dropping to 60 degrees. In today's news: Resolving cases involving Kansas children who lack health coverage may take seven more months; KU Chancellor headed to China; Kasold Drive nearing completion; Steve Grant retiring.

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