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Videos for August 12, 2008

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Tuesday, August 12 weather at 10 p.m.

The forecast for Wednesday, August 13 calls for a high of 88 with a low around 61.

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Supporters of city bus system win last-minute victory

Supporters of the city's bus system won a last-minute victory at City Hall Tuesday night.

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Sherron Collins' court date set for April 15

A jury trial has been scheduled in the civil lawsuit filed against KU basketball player Sherron Collins.

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Budget cuts force senior services program to close

Budget cuts are forcing the closure of a senior services program in Douglas County.

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Westar seeks rate increase

Westar Energy customers are getting socked with record electricity-producing fuel costs.

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Donated supplies help students go back to school

Dozens of school children strapped on new backpacks Tuesday morning thanks to the generosity of the Lawrence community.

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Officials urge motorists to be safe on the roads

Lisa Hunt's just about to start her 5th year driving a school bus, but she feels like she's already aged a lifetime watching her young passengers get on and off her big yellow bus. That's why she and other officials are urging everyone to be extra careful this week as students head back to class.

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Training program reborn at KU

It was a one-of-a-kind training session at the Kansas University Hospital on Tuesday as healthcare workers prepare for the unexpected.

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Area stocks up early on road salt

Four months after road salt supplies were depleted from a harsh winter, local road and street departments are well on the way to replenishing the stock.

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Kids learn city's past through mud forts

A lesson in history got a couple of kids and their parents stuck in the mud today.

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Joe Mortensen ready to anchor talented linebacking unit

Opposing offenses have the right to fear the Kansas linebacking unit this Fall. All three starters return, including all-Big 12 First team selection Joe Mortensen. Kevin Romary chats with Mortensen in a one-on-one interview.

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Another day, another KU back defection

For the second time this week, a reserve running back is planning to transfer from Kansas University.

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Another Chalmers leaves KU

First Mario. Now Ronnie. A second member of the Chalmers family is leaving Kansas' men's basketball team.

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Birth Simulator Training

Dr. Carl Weiner talks about a new birth simulator training program at Kansas University Hospital.

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A tour of The Outlook

Kansas University director of communications Lynn Bretz talks about the history of the Chancellor's home and what it is used for today.

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Bus driver offers safety tips

Lisa Hunt, who this week starts her fifth year driving buses in the district, offers some simple advice for drivers approaching one of the 87 buses that will be making an estimated 450 stops each day as they traverse more than 1 million miles this year.

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for Aug. 13, 2008

A beautiful afternoon is in progress with temperatures in the 80s. Here's Jennifer with the details.

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Mud Fort Time-Lapse

This time-lapse video captures volunteers as they build a mud fort on the banks of the Kansas River.

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Program ensures fresh start for new school year

Douglas County families who might otherwise had a tough time arranging for new supplies for kids to go back to school with had a bit of help thanks to an event coordinated by Ballard Community Services. Paul Hunt, director for human service programs, talks about the service.

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Kids dig in to mud forts

Reporter Lindsey Slater grabs a shovel and pitches in on the banks of the Kaw, joining the children there to make model mud forts as part of Civil War on the Western Frontier days.

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for Aug. 12, 2008

Showers are expected off and on for the day today starting before most of us head off to work. Our afternoon high will only top out around 85 degrees with scattered chances of rain and storms and the wind switching from the southeast to the northwest by the evening. Expect the clouds to clear out tonight leaving the overnight low around 63 degrees.

Published on August 12, 2008