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Videos for August 1, 2008

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Friday, August 1 weather at 10 p.m.

The forecast for Saturday, August 2 calls for a high of 97 with a low around 73.

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Haskell's board tries to oust president

Following a little more than a year on the job, the president of Haskell Indian Nations University is in hot water.

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Student in hospital after early morning fire

A KU senior remained hospitalized Friday with injuries suffered early Thursday in a fire at a central Lawrence home.

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Sensor caused fire truck malfunction

Firefighters also faced problems at Thursday morning's fire when a ladder truck failed.

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Judge sets aside default judgment in Collins case

KU basketball player Sherron Collins got a second chance Friday to respond to a lawsuit filed by a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted in a campus elevator.

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Murder trial to see closing arguments next week

Closing arguments were set for Monday morning in the felony murder trial of a man accused in a deadly shooting in northwest Douglas County in 2005.

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Mother of injured student will make statement in court

A judge found the mother of a KU student severely injured in a fall from a roof will be allowed to make a statement in court without it being reviewed in advance.

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Vital murder trial delayed

It will be November before evidence is heard in the murder of a Lawrence hip-hop artist nearly two years ago.

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Police issue warning after girl reports solicitation

Police issued a warning Friday after a man tried to lure an 11-year-old girl into his car.

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Thornburgh predicts low voter turnout

Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh predicted voter turnout in Tuesday's primary elections will be the second lowest since 1990.

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"Earthwork" filming begins

Lawrence residents got a taste of the film industry Friday as crews began filming "Earthwork."

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Demolition Derby rolls through fair

It was a packed house at the Douglas County Fair Friday as over 50 drivers took place in five demolition derby heats, all leading up to the feature smash off.

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Community rallies to send Free State student to DC

Free State senior Paige Tremble needed your help to make a once in a lifetime trip to the inaugural celebrations come true. And you came through to put her over the top.

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KU football team ranked #13

For the first time in 12 years, the Kansas football team is ranked before the season even starts. Friday the USA Today coaches' poll put Kansas in the top 15.

Published on August 1, 2008

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Piper High football team has new field, offense

When the Piper High football team opens the 2008 season on September 5th against Lansing, the Pirates will show off a new field and a new offense. Andrew Baker has more from Coach Radke's summer camp.

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Dogs rescued from unsanitary breeder

Nearly 50 new dogs now call the Lawrence Humane Society home. They arrived today after surviving a Marshall County breeding facility described as unsanitary.

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Learning in nature

Bob Hagen, courtesy professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Kansas University, discusses what students can learn from traveling to the KU Field Station and Ecological Reserves.

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How research can be applied

Sarah Hinman, research technician with the Kansas Biological Survey, discusses practical applications of the research conducted on the reserves.

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Officials on trails

Scott Campbell, associate director of the Kansas University Field Station and Ecological Reserves, talks about what options are open to the public when they come to visit the reserves.

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Olympic archery

Local children talk about taking an archery class at Prairie Park Nature Center.

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for Aug. 1, 2008

A tropical afternoon is in progress with extremely high humidity. The heat index will stay above 100 this afternoon with the Heat Advisory in effect.

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for Aug. 1, 2008

Temperatures will top out in the upper 90s Friday with a heat index close to 105°. Sunny skies should stick around all weekend.

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Del Christensen

Del Christensen, Lawrence, makes, converts and sells electric bicycles.

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Backyard Inventors

Reid Nelson and Bill Remmers have built a friendship over the past decade through building things. From a ultra-nutritional bar to an electric car, the two Lawrence men spend their spare time on inventions that could create a better, cleaner world.

Published on August 1, 2008

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Who built the electric car?

Reid Nelson and Bill Remmers have spent countless hours in Nelson's garage and even more over cups of coffee downtown designing an electric car. Currently the two are working on one made of foam and fiberglass that runs on 36-volts of electricity.

Published on August 1, 2008