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Videos for June 1, 2008

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School districts to put new emphasis on career education

A state grant causes school districts to put a new emphasis on career and technical education with a five year plan.

Published on June 1, 2008

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Flight instructor, student crash light-sport aircraft

A Lawrence flight instructor and student crash their light-sport aircraft into a hangar this afternoon at the Vinland Airport.

Published on June 1, 2008

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Future leaders of our government rule KU campus this week

The 66th annual American Legion Auxillary Kansas Sunflower Girls State delegates are in town.

Published on June 1, 2008

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KU police using segways to save on gas, help environment

KU police help us 'segway' into this video - in fact - they now have two of them for use on and around campus - and even for sporting events. 6News reporter Mark Boyle is on the move with the KU police.

Published on June 1, 2008

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Area residents team up for formidable Ironman competition

A couple of board members for Health Care Access are willing to put their well-being to the test in a couple of weeks.

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Forecast for June 2

The high for Monday is 87 degrees, while the low will be around 62.

Published on June 1, 2008

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Lawrence Raiders officially kick off 2008 season

Hard to believe, but in two days, our very own Lawrence Raiders will begin the summer portion of the baseball season. And it didn't take the club long to begin their road back to state.

Published on June 1, 2008

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New junior tennis league introduced

Sunday afternoon, Kirsty Elliot of the Lawrence Tennis Association introduced a brand new junior tennis league that will run through the months of June and July.

Published on June 1, 2008

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Dyche Hall: Architectural Wonder?

Kansas University's Dyche Hall is a finalist to become one of the Eight Architectural Wonders of Kansas. Tristan Smith, visitor services coordinator for the KU Natural History Museum, gives a tour of the building's architecture.

Published on June 1, 2008

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No pressure

Elizabeth Weeks, an associate professor of law at KU, is getting married a week after the triathlon, so don't hassle her about skipping the swim and bike segments of the event and opting for a single run. "I'm just out there to have fun."

Published on June 1, 2008

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Local edge

Mike Vickers, who knows "which way the wind is going to blow," figures locals might have at least some advantage heading into the Ironman event.

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Longtime Lawrence resident diagnosed with colon cancer

Longtime Lawrence resident Jeff Young was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer at the young age of 28. At 31, doctors told him he likely only has a few months to live. In May 2008, Jeff and his wife talk about the importance of catching this disease early, despite guidelines that have most people being checked for the disease starting in their 50's.

Published on June 1, 2008

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Black Jack Battlefield tour

Kerry Altenbernd leads a tour Saturday at the historic Black Jack Battlefield. The site southeast of Baldwin City has been preserved by Altenbernd and other members of the Black Jack Battlefield Trust, to teach people about the beginning of the Civil War. The 152nd anniversary of the battle between free state and pro-slavery men is June 2.

Published on June 1, 2008