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Videos for August 20, 2008

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Wednesday, August 20 weather at 10 p.m.

The forecast for Thursday, August 21 calls for a high of 80 with a low around 66.

Published on August 20, 2008

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Teachers, district close to new contract

Lawrence schools are in session, but for teachers, one question looms over the new academic year.

Published on August 20, 2008

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Hemenway: Budget cuts would bring staff cuts

KU would have to cut up to 125 employee positions in Lawrence if talked about budget cuts become reality.

Published on August 20, 2008

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KU enjoys banner season for hoops merchandise

KU might be feeling strains from the state budget, but it has been making considerable money from the sale of official T-shirts and other merchandise.

Published on August 20, 2008

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Convocation sets tone for new year

The newest Jayhawks received their final pep talk tonight before beginning their college careers at Mount Oread tomorrow.

Published on August 20, 2008

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Sebelius not answering VP questions

Mum is the word in Topeka - with speculation swirling around her, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius still isn't talking about the vice presidency.

Published on August 20, 2008

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Duo raise awareness for disability issues

Two Boston residents made their way through Lawrence this afternoon as part of a cross country trip aimed to help raise awareness about housing difficulties for the disabled.

Published on August 20, 2008

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Leavenworth County officers still searching for Florida man

Officers in Leavenworth County are still searching for a Florida man after the suspect abandoned his car southeast of Tonganoxie Sunday night.

Published on August 20, 2008

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'Rubber mulch' being road-tested at playgrounds

Falling off the teeter-totter might become less painful at one area playground.

Published on August 20, 2008

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Readers dig library director's bug diet

The director of the Lawrence Public Library caught a bug on Wednesday - and then ate it! It's all because of area children and their reading accomplishments.

Published on August 20, 2008

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Jayhawks hold meet-and-greet

The Kansas football team practices in Memorial Stadium tonight in front of fans for the final time before the season opener.

Published on August 20, 2008

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Jayhawks hold Olympic Sports Media Day

The University of Kansas held it's annual Olympic Sports Media Day on Wednesday. Among those on hand - representatives from volleyball, soccer and cross country.

Published on August 20, 2008

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LHS football team looking to bounce back in '08

The Lawrence High football team had a miserable end to it's 2007 season. On October 26th of last year, the Lions lost to Topeka High for the first time in a decade. That setback ended a five-year streak of state playoff appearances. But a new campaign starts in two weeks for Dirk Wedd's bunch...and memories of '07 are providing plenty of motivation.

Published on August 20, 2008

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KU students talk about royalties

Now that KU already has reaped a college-record amount of money from royalties paid on licensed products touting a national basketball championship, KU students assess their chances of breaking the record at the end of this season. Hint: That would mean winning another NCAA title.

Published on August 20, 2008

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Morris accused of shooting woman with BB gun

Incoming Kansas University basketball player Markieff Morris is accused of shooting an Airsoft rifle BB gun out of his university dorm room, possibly hitting a woman in the courtyard below, the KU Public Safety office said.

Published on August 20, 2008

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Letter recounts Soviet invasion

Lawrence resident and retiree from the Kansas Geological Survey Daniel Merriam, 81, reads a portion of the letter he wrote to his wife, Annie Merriam, in 1968, while he was attending a conference in Prague during the Soviet invasion on Aug. 21, 1968, known as the Warsaw Pact Invasion. He also sent her a telegram from Vienna when he safely got out of Czechoslovakia. It was the first word she had heard that he was safe a few days after the invasion.

Published on August 20, 2008

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for Aug. 20, 2008

More clouds are keeping temperatures in the low 80s so far for the afternoon, but will they bring in showers for the evening? Here's Jennifer with a look at the radar and forecast.

Published on August 20, 2008

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for Aug. 20, 2008

Cloudy skies will dominate the day with a daytime high reaching 81 degrees. The wind will remain out of the east between 5-10 mph through the evening. We could have a couple of showers sneak into the area tonight leaving the overnight low around 67 degrees.

Published on August 20, 2008