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Videos for July 9, 2008

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Wednesday, July 9 weather at 10 p.m.

The forecast for Thursday, July 10 calls for a high of 87 with a low around 67.

Published on July 9, 2008

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Friends and family gather for celebration of Jana Mackey's life

Friends and family of a Lawrence murder victim hope to keep her memory alive. On Wednesday, friends and family gathered for a celebration of life to remember Jana Mackey.

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T-shirt lawsuit reaches jury

A federal lawsuit that pits KU against a Lawrence T-shirt company is in the hands of a jury tonight.

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Juveniles suspected of breaking into cars

Three juveniles are suspected of breaking into at least 10 cars in southwest Lawrence early this morning.

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District to minimize potential tax increase

Lawrence school staffers are working hard to trim their budgets. Administrators are worried about rising energy costs and flat real estate values.

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Bridge work to limit traffic over K-10

Those living in Eudora - get ready for some more traffic headaches.

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Sonography can help detect breast cancer

Most people associate ultrasounds with pregnancy. But, they can also be a valuable tool in the fight against cancer. Tonight, in our 'Friend2Friend' series, 6News reporter Janet Reid explains the benefits of sonography in the detection of breast cancer.

Published on July 9, 2008

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City readies for festival

Sword swallowers, human statues, and escape artists are just a few of the acts that are set to entertain Lawrence residents in the city's first ever Busker Fest.

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High gas prices hurting lawn mowing service

Most kids get a job over the Summer - lawn mowing tends to be a popular one. But with rising gas prices, the luxury of working outdoors and setting your own rate is getting expensive.

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Statehouse renovation hinders budget cuts

The state is in debt, and government offices are being asked to cut back. At the same time, the state's moving forward with a multi-million dollar project to renovate the Statehouse.

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Raiders earn split with Capitals

The Lawrence Raiders split their two-game series with the Topeka Capitals on Wednesday.

Published on July 9, 2008

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T-Bones' Fasano named NL Player of the Week

In T-Bones news, for the second time this season, first baseman Jim Fasano is the Northern League Player of the Week.

Published on July 9, 2008

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KU volleyball squad has tourney hopes for 2008

Before 2003, the Kansas volleyball program had never been to the NCAA tournament. But that season head coach Ray Bechard led the Jayhawks there for the first time, then against in 2004 and 2005. 2006 and 2007, however, were empty seasons for coach B and the girls. As for 2008? It looks much more promising.

Published on July 9, 2008

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Steve Palermo remembers how he became an umpire

Major League Baseball umpire supervisor Steve Palermo started umpiring at age 13. He eventually reached the majors and now works evaluating umpiring crews.

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Teenager begins journey toward becoming umpire

Tyler Minor took his experience as a former baseball player and used it to make the transition to Little League umpire.

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1st-year umpire works first tee-ball game

Free State junior Tyler Minor umpires his first tee-ball game. While keeping the game moving, Minor enjoyed the light-hearted atmosphere of working with kids.

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Minor and coaches reflect on first umpiring experience

Tee-ball coach Lance Flachsbarth appreciated the laid-back style of first-time umpire Tyler Minor. Minor spent most of the game enjoying himself and helping the kids rather than enforcing all the rules.

Published on July 9, 2008

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MLB umpire supervisor talks about his trade

Steve Palermo knows the ins and outs of umpiring. He has spent more than 30 years teaching and evaluating umpires.

Published on July 9, 2008

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Palermo reflects on his early umpiring days

As a young umpire, Steve Palermo took harsh criticism from parents and coaches. Palermo credits his dad for helping him stick with umpiring.

Published on July 9, 2008

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Interview with Ali Jacobsen

At just seven months old, Lawrence teen Ali Jacobsen received a liver transplant. Now, nearly a senior at Free State High School, Jabobsen will travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to participate in the Transplant Games over the weekend.

Published on July 9, 2008

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Keeping His Faith

Despite losing his leg to bone cancer, Brandon White, youth pastor at Heartland Community Church is moving forward with support from his wife Jody, his Church and his faith in God.

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6 Weather 2:30 p.m. Forecast for July 9, 2008

Lingering clouds today have kept temperatures in the low 80s. By 9 p.m. we'll drop into the mid 70s.

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6 Weather Noon Forecast for July 9, 2008

After a foggy start, we're in for a pleasant July afternoon with a high of 86 expected.

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6 Weather 9:30 a.m. Forecast for July 9, 2008

After a foggy start, the afternoon will warm up nicely. The 10 a.m. temperature will top out at 78 degrees with a light and variable breeze with the afternoon bringing us a pleasant 86 degree afternoon high.

Published on July 9, 2008

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Interview with Karen Schuyler

Karen Schuyler, director of logistics for ICL Performance Products, discusses her new job, whose responsibilities resemble assembling an international jigsaw puzzle.

Published on July 9, 2008

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Interview with Phil Brown

Phil Brown, plant manager for ICL Performance Products in Lawrence, describes how the plant is building business through production and packaging of ultra-pure acid for use in electronics.

Published on July 9, 2008