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Videos for August 13, 2008

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Wednesday, August 13 weather at 10 p.m.

The forecast for Thursday, August 14 calls for a high of 85 with a low around 64.

Published on August 13, 2008

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Transit sales tax questions tied up with T's future

Let the campaign begin. City Commissioners have just 84 days to convince voters to support two sales tax measures in Lawrence. The measures are designed to save the city's bus system from closing next year.

Published on August 13, 2008

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Survey: Leaders across state favor smoking ban

The push for a statewide smoking ban is gaining momentum. A new survey shows most community leaders in Kansas support snuffing out cigarettes in places like restaurants, bars, and businesses.

Published on August 13, 2008

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Statewide DUI patrols set to begin today

Law enforcement agencies from across the state will be cracking down hard on drunk drivers beginning on Thursday.

Published on August 13, 2008

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Restaurant fundraiser to assist teens injured in recent accidents

A Lawrence pizza restaurant plans a fundraiser to support two teenagers injured in recent accidents.

Published on August 13, 2008

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Motorcyclist injured on Clinton Parkway

A man is injured after crashing his motorcycle in southwest Lawrence this morning.

Published on August 13, 2008

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Summer's over for thousands of Lawrence children

New classrooms, new teachers and for some - new buildings. It was the first day of class for many students in Lawrence Public Schools. 6News reporter Lindsey Slater went to class on Wednesday and talked about some first day jitters.

Published on August 13, 2008

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Teachers welcome students back to class

Teachers and administrators reported to work on Monday, but Wednesday was the first day with kids back in the hallways.

Published on August 13, 2008

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Westar taps geothermal energy

The state's largest utility is digging deep for energy savings in Lawrence.

Published on August 13, 2008

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KU-MU football tickets going fast

Those wishing to get their Kansas-Missouri football tickets will need to act fast as KU's allotment of tickets is quickly running out.

Published on August 13, 2008

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John Larson leads experienced Kansas defense

Experience is not an issue for the Kansas defense this Fall. In fact, 9 of 11 starters return for Clint Bowen's unit. None though can claim more experience than 5th year senior defensive end John Larson. Kevin Romary goes one-on-one with KU's elder statesman...

Published on August 13, 2008

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Kansas athletes watching Olympics for inspiration

Eat, sleep, practice and watch the Olympics. That's the desired schedule for Kansas athletes right now.

Published on August 13, 2008

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Green Living: North Lawrence Community Garden

North Lawrence residents talk about their community garden and how it benefits their daily lives.

Published on August 13, 2008

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Leading by example

Laura Lutz, an account manager for energy efficiency, discusses the importance of the utility leading by example.

Published on August 13, 2008

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Project outline

Pat Tryon, Westar's project architect, outlines the project that will be connected to the geothermal system.

Published on August 13, 2008

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Geothermal heating and cooling systems

Paul Heitkotter, Westar's heat pump systems expert, explains how a geothermal heating and cooling system works.

Published on August 13, 2008

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for Aug. 13, 2008

Mostly sunny skies have taken the temperature into the upper 80s. Conditions will remain quiet through this evening.

Published on August 13, 2008

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for Aug. 13, 2008

Sunny skies will dominate most of the day with a few more clouds shifting into the area toward the late afternoon and evening. Look for a daytime high of 88 degrees and an overnight low of 64 degrees. Wind will stay out of the north between 5-10 mph shifting to the south this afternoon.

Published on August 13, 2008