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Videos for May 8, 2007

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Local storm chasers catch Greensburg tornado on film

Three local storm chasers become celebrities for the only known video of the twister that destroyed Greensburg, Kansas. Their video gives the only ground level, up close view of the 1.7 mile wide tornado that hit the small town last Friday night.

Published on May 8, 2007

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KU professor asks City Commissioners to suspend tax abatement program

At their weekly meeting tonight, Commissioners reviewed an annual report of eight businesses that received the tax breaks in 2006.

Published on May 8, 2007

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Defense continues to make its case in Jason Rose Trial

The defense continues to make its case in the trial of a Lawrence man accused of setting a massive apartment fire that claimed three lives.

Published on May 8, 2007

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Wal-Mart at 6th and Wakarusa still up in the air

The waiting will continue a bit longer to find out what's next for a proposal to build a Wal-Mart store at 6th St. and Wakarusa Drive.

Published on May 8, 2007

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Charges dropped against owners of 'Yellow House'

A federal judge dismissed charges Monday against 'Yellow House' owners Guy and Carrie Neighbors. They were arrested in December after being indicted on charges of possessing guns while using a controlled substance.

Published on May 8, 2007

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Officials are closely monitoring Kansas River levels

This Spring's heavy rainfall doesn't quite compare with the 1993 Summer rains, but local officials are closely monitoring the Kansas River levels.

Published on May 8, 2007

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Lawrence high schools to offer 'long distance' language course

Imagine learning to speak a complex foreign language without ever coming face to face with your instructor -- that scenario will be a reality next year for high school students in Lawrence.

Published on May 8, 2007

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Free State dominates Olathe North on the diamond

Behind a magnificent performance from Andy Petz, the Free State Firebirds dominated the Olathe North Eagles, winning 12-2.

Published on May 8, 2007

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Lawrence prep baseball teams suffering from heavy rainfall

More than ten inches of rain has fallen during the past eight weeks, turning most of Lawrence's prep baseball players into groundskeepers.

Published on May 8, 2007

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Bush and Sebelius at odds over federal response to Greensburg

The White House is calling the federal response to the Greensburg tornado a success story - this statement comes one day after Governor Sebelius said federal response to the city has been slowed because needed manpower and equipment is in Iraq.

Published on May 8, 2007

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Local groups helping to raise money for Greensburg, Kansas

Even though Greensburg is more than four hours SW of Lawrence, several local groups are doing their best to make up the distance.

Published on May 8, 2007

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Published on May 8, 2007