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Videos for August 29, 2008

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Jayhawks ready to open football season against FIU

College football returns to The Hill this weekend. The Kansas Jayhawks open the 2008 season today in Memorial Stadium against Florida International.

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KU fans burning with football fever

KU fans are excited for the first football game of the season. A near sell-out crowd is expected at Memorial Stadium today.

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3 KU grads ranked as most powerful women

A KU graduate is moving up on a list of the most powerful women in the world.

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Wal-Mart in west Lawrence rising quickly

After years of legal and political wrangling, the city's newest Wal-Mart is quickly rising from the ground in west Lawrence.

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Lawrence drivers get paid for buckling up

It was a lucky day for some drivers in Lawrence on Friday who got paid for buckling up.

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Banker-turned-teacher wins Lawrence Horizon Award

A young Lawrence public school teacher is being recognized for her dedication to her elementary students.

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Lawrence resident in New Orleans ready to help if disaster strikes

With Hurricane Gustav churning in the Gulf of Mexico, a Lawrence man is there to lend a hand in case disaster strikes.

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McCain taps Alaska governor as VP running mate

Just hours after the Democratic National Convention wrapped up, Republican candidate John McCain his pick for Vice President...

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Friday, August 29 weather at 10 p.m.

The forecast for Saturday, August 30 calls for a high of 88 with a low around 54.

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Self prepares for exhibition games in Canada

KU head basketball coach Bill Self and the new-look Jayhawks prepare for three exhibition games in Canada.

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KU cross country team opens 2008 season on Saturday

The Kansas cross country team opens the 2008 season on Saturday.

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LHS wins 3-2, double-overtime thriller to open soccer season

Friday evening, the Lawrence High soccer team kicked off their season against the Manhattan Indians.

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Parks and Recreation reduces mowing

Marci Jones, south region manager for Kansas City Parks and Recreation, talks about the use of native grasses in the city's green areas.

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Household Hazardous Waste Center saves waste from landfills

Lara Isch, acting facility manager at the Household Hazardous Waste Center, talks about the center's role in helping Kansas City achieve nationally-recognized green standards.

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Water Services Department plants rain garden

Mark Govea, landscape architect with Kansas City's water services department, discusses the department's efforts to be more green.

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Community center among green buildings

Bob Lawler, architect with the Kansas City, Mo., Parks and Recreation Department, discusses the new Southeast Community Center. Lawler hopes the new building meets the criteria to earn the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification.

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City takes advantage of alternative fuels

Sam Swearngin, fleet administrator for the City of Kansas City, Mo., talks about the city's use of alternative fuels in its vehicles.

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Bartle Hall ballroom earns national recognition

Eric Bosch, city architect manager, discusses the efforts that went into positioning Bartle Hall as an attractive, green option for conventions.

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Kansas City airport reaching new heights

Mark VanLoh, director of aviation for Kansas City, talks about Kansas City International Airport's efforts to help the environment. The efforts include recycling and using compressed natural gas in the passenger buses.

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Project adds green to downtown area

Rick Usher, downtown projects coordinator for Kansas City, Mo., discusses the rain gardens and planters that are part of the 12th Street Streetscape Project, which recently was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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From field to flour

Organic wheat farmer Lee Quaintance is a rare find in Kansas. On his farm just south of Edgerton, Quaintance not only grows the wheat, but stores, mills and sells it directly to the consumer. He is among the growing number of farmers who are accommodating a growing trend of shoppers who want to know the producers behind the food they eat.

Published on August 29, 2008

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for Aug. 29, 2008

Look for lower humidity and much cooler temperatures for the day today. Our 10 a.m. temperatures will stay in the mid 70's with the afternoon high reaching 88 degrees under mostly sunny skies.

Published on August 29, 2008

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GameDay Cram Session: Florida International

KUSports.com online editor Jesse Newell & 6Sports' DJ Whetter take a look at what to expect from the Jayhawk football team's first game of the season against Florida International.

Published on August 29, 2008