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Videos for August 21, 2008

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Thursday, August 21 weather at 10 p.m.

The forecast for Friday, August 22 calls for a high of 89 with a low around 66.

Published on August 21, 2008

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District, teachers happy contract settled

After months of negotiation and outside intervention, Lawrence educators finally have a tentative contract.

Published on August 21, 2008

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Sebelius still mum on VP nod

More silence on Thursday over the future political plans of Governor Kathleen Sebelius.

Published on August 21, 2008

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Motion rejected in hit-and-run case

Trial is scheduled to start early next month for a Washington woman accused of killing two construction workers last year on Highway 59 south of Lawrence.

Published on August 21, 2008

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Morris attorney denies shooting story

An attorney enters a not guilty plea for KU basketball recruit Markieff Morris.

Published on August 21, 2008

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Witnesses testify in arson case

A Lawrence woman testifies she has no doubt who burned her east Lawrence mobile home down this summer.

Published on August 21, 2008

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LMH offers incentives for using alternative transportation modes

Lawrence Memorial Hospital is encouraging employees to go green.

Published on August 21, 2008

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Prize patrol prowls KU campus to bestow Kemper Fellowships

There were a few speechless moments on Thursday for a KU faculty member as the University surprises a communications studies professor with a $5,000 Kemper Award.

Published on August 21, 2008

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A new semester kicks off at KU

It was back to the hill on Thursday for KU students. The campus flooded with new students and college veterans.

Published on August 21, 2008

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KU geologist sees history repeat itself in invasions

It's a letter that still brings comfort after four decades. A longtime KU geologist says the current situation between Russia and Georgia mirrors what occurred 40 years ago during the Warsaw Pact Invasion.

Published on August 21, 2008

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First-ever Busker Festival headed to downtown Lawrence

This weekend is shaping up to be an entertaining one for Lawrence residents.

Published on August 21, 2008

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KU's Releford eligible; twins waiting on clearance

On Thursday, one of the three missing pieces for the Kansas basketball team has been filled.

Published on August 21, 2008

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KU grad Russell reaches finals

He only took one turn in his first Olympic appearance. However, that's all former Kansas thrower Scott Russell needed to qualify for Saturday's final of the men's javelin.

Published on August 21, 2008

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Kansas soccer expects increase in scoring

The Kansas soccer team will open the 2008 season in less than 24 hours.

Published on August 21, 2008

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Free State football team ready to roll

2007 was a season that resulted in a 7-3 finish for the Free State football team. The 'Friday Night Lights' of 2008 are fast approaching and with a new season also comes new opportunity - but at Free State, the season goals always remain the same.

Published on August 21, 2008

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Classes start once more at KU

Students head back to the Hill for the first day of classes at Kansas University. And kids from each grade - freshman to senior - have different experiences on day one.

Published on August 21, 2008

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Sunday Fiddle Jam

Most Sundays at a house somewhere in Lawrence there is an organized fiddle jam for area acoustic musicians. Fiddle jams have a long history in Lawrence and it was out of traditions like this that led to Lawrence creating and hosting the Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships each August.

Published on August 21, 2008

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for Aug. 21, 2008

Clouds continue today for another below average August afternoon. Here's Jennifer with the current conditions.

Published on August 21, 2008

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O'Shea Sisters

Shannon and Erika O'Shea, Lawrence, perform "Last Hard Bible" on guitar and fiddle. The two musicians will be featured during the Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships Sunday, August 24, 2008, in South Park.

Published on August 21, 2008

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Speech instructor awarded Kemper Fellowship

The first day of KU's fall semester was a memorable one for speech instructor Mary Banwart, who was awarded a Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence

Published on August 21, 2008

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for Aug. 21, 2008

Light showers are possible through the mid-morning and we will be dealing with lingering clouds for most of the afternoon. Those clouds will keep our daytime high around 79 degrees with a light southeast wind between 3-7 mph. Expect fog to form across the region this evening with an overnight low around 67 degrees.

Published on August 21, 2008

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Robert Hemenway talks about the convocation

Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway talks about the tradition of the convocation opening the school year and what he expects from the 2008 freshman class.

Published on August 21, 2008