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Videos for January 23, 2008

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Teaching not all it's cracked up to be

A new report lists teaching as one of the top professions that may not live up to the employee's expectations. As 6News reporter Lindsey Slater shows us, the students aren't the only ones learning in the classroom.

Published on January 23, 2008

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District to discuss boundaries

The Lawrence School District will host public forums on the boundary changes for the next school year.

Published on January 23, 2008

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Cigarette tax could include annual increase

A Kansas health policy authority is asking legislators to increase the state cigarette tax in hope of expanding health care coverage and offsetting the costs of smoking.

Published on January 23, 2008

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Former Senator donates $500,000 to Dole Institute

Former Senator Bob Dole donated $500,000 to the institute at KU that bears his name. With the gift the endowment at the Dole Institute of Politics grows to $8.5 million, on the way to its goal of $20 million.

Published on January 23, 2008

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Dole Institute director to return

The director of the Dole Institute of Politics says he plans to return to KU in March. Bill Lacy took a leave of absence last semester to run the presidential campaign of former Senator Fred Thompson.

Published on January 23, 2008

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Legislators consider raising driving age

Teen drivers in Kansas may have to wait another year to get behind the wheel under a proposal being considered by state lawmakers. 6News reporter Jessica Drew has more on the proposed change.

Published on January 23, 2008

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Kansas lawmaker wants new license plate: "In God We Trust"

A Kansas house member wants the state to create a special license plate with the motto, "In God We Trust." Colby Republican Jim Morrison says he's acting on an idea presented by his neighbors.

Published on January 23, 2008

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Governor asks Bush to declare disaster area in Kansas

Governor Kathleen Sebelius is sending a letter to President Bush requesting a federal disaster declaration for 60 Kansas counties because of December's ice storms. Included on the list are Jefferson and Leavenworth counties.

Published on January 23, 2008

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Story time never sounded so good

The Lied Center is trying to put a new spin on story time. 6News reporter Cory Smith has more on their efforts to bring music to area youngsters.

Published on January 23, 2008

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Average game leads Hawks to win

The numbers are downright ridiculous. On the season, the undefeated Kansas men have the best scoring margin average in the nation at plus 24 points a game. Break it down, and the Jayhawks average 83 points while giving out just 59.

Published on January 23, 2008

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Firebirds battle illness on way to tournament

The Free State High girls' basketball team is preparing for tournament basketball tonight. Brian Duncan's squad hosts the Firebird Winter Classic starting Thursday.

Published on January 23, 2008

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Cyclones hope to knock off unbeaten Jayhawks

Just ten days into the 2008 Big 12 conference men's basketball season, and only three unbeatens remain. This evening 2-1 Iowa State hopes to become the first team to knock off the Jayhawks.

Published on January 23, 2008

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Lions' big man leads the pack

The Lawrence High boys' basketball team has righted the ship after a rough stretch. LHS has won two of its last three thanks in large part to its biggest player.

Published on January 23, 2008

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Published on January 23, 2008

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KU prof offers advice on handling volatile market

Chris Anderson, an associate professor of business at Kansas University, offers his advice -- wishing he had a time machine -- for investors and others looking to spare themselves as much financial pain as possible during periods of market volatility.

Published on January 23, 2008

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KU prof explains factors behind market chaos

Chris Anderson explains the factors that led to turmoil in financial markets, and how "it's going to be a very bumpy ride" all week.

Published on January 23, 2008