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Videos for December 29, 2008

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Monday, December 29 weather at 10 p.m.

The forecast for Tuesday, December 30 calls for a high of 52 and a low of 29.

Published on December 29, 2008

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Mario Little expected to play next week

Coach Bill Self says that junior college transfer Mario Little could play next Tuesday against Siena. The Chicago native broke his hand two weeks ago.

Published on December 29, 2008

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KU faces two top teams in non-conference play

The Kansas men's basketball team will end its non-conference schedule with a brutal four-game stretch that includes matchups with No. 14 Tennessee and No. 10 Michigan State.

Published on December 29, 2008

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Thornton, Larson will miss Insight Bowl

Cornerback Justin Thornton will not play in Wednesday's game. Team officials say the KU junior didn't make the trip to Tempe for undisclosed disciplinary reasons. Defensive end John Larson will also miss Wednesday's game because of an illness.

Published on December 29, 2008

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Minnesota offense poses challenge to KU

On Wednesday, the Kansas football team will play its 12th bowl game in school history. Overall, the Jayhawks are 5-6 in postseason games.

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Fans flock to Arizona for bowl game

Thousands of Jayhawk fans are headed out of Kansas. They'll be in Arizona for the Insight Bowl to see the KU football team do something it's never done before.

Published on December 29, 2008

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Kidcast: D'Karia Blascom

The record high for December 29 is 69 in 1984. The record low is -9 in 1917.

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Amelia Magerl named ArtStar for December

A Lawrence High School senior is the December ArtStar. Amelia Magerl hopes to transition her love for art into a successful career.

Published on December 29, 2008

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Gophers: No concern to KU fans (or golfers)

When KU takes the field on New Year's Eve, they'll be taking on the Minnesota Golden Gophers. But the mascot doesn't intimidate local golfers or KU football fans.

Published on December 29, 2008

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Basketball team brings gifts to hospital patients, big and small

The KU women's basketball team spread some holiday cheer on Monday morning. Team members made their annual visit to Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Published on December 29, 2008

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City considers inspecting rental apartments

Old apartments and rental homes in Lawrence may soon get a closer look from city inspectors, but it would come at a cost.

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Former fire chief in crash before death

Former Lawrence Fire Chief Jim McSwain was involved in a car accident the same day of his death. McSwain died of natural causes on Christmas.

Published on December 29, 2008

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Caution urged as revelers get into New Year’s mode

Bars, liquor stores and party-goers are gearing up to ring in 2009. With the celebrating comes concern about safety.

Published on December 29, 2008

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James Holt interview

KU linebacker James Holt talks about his team's confidence heading into Wednesday's game against Minnesota.

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Sights and sounds from Arizona

In preparation for the Insight Bowl, the Jayhawks practiced Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Richard Gwin's 2008 in photographs

Senior photographer Richard Gwin discusses his favorite photos of 2008.

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for Dec. 29, 2008

A quiet, comfortable day with temperatures in the 50s will lead to a similar evening.

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Nick Krug's Photos of 2008

Staff Photographer Nick Krug's favorite photos of 2008.

Published on December 29, 2008

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Mike Yoder's Year in Photos 2008

Look back at staff photographer Mike Yoder's favorite photographs and stories of 2008.

Published on December 29, 2008

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for Dec. 29, 2008

Sunny and unseasonably mild today, with highs around 55 F. Quite quiet tonight, with lows around 30 F.

Published on December 29, 2008