Videos for June 19, 2008

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School's out(side) for the summer

For seven weeks, 15 KU students will get a taste of life as archaeologists through the university's anthropology field school. They spent ten days in Republic County before heading off to a prehistoric dig near Kanorado and a Hopewell mound site in Ohio.

Published on June 19, 2008

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Kansas River appears under control from flooding

There's major flooding in the Midwest, but the Kansas River seems to be under control - at least for now.

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4-car accident temporarily closes 6th Street

According to Lawrence police, the accident started when a 28-year-old Lawrence man fled his residence in the 2600 block of Moundview.

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Speed limits reduced during K-10 construction

Motorists traveling on K-10: be prepared to hit the brakes. Several construction zones have reduced speeds in both directions.

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Faulty electrical wiring blamed for house fire

Old electrical wiring is blamed for sparking a house fire in Leavenworth County last night.

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Woman involved in Last Call shooting gets probation

A Topeka woman receives probation for her role in trying to help a man who shot three people outside a Lawrence nightclub earlier this year.

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Sherron Collins' lawyers answer lawsuit

Attorneys for KU basketball player Sherron Collins file a motion to set aside a default judgement against him in a civil lawsuit.

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'The T' rides free for 'National Dump the Pump Day'

The city gave free rides all over town on 'The T' today.

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Mexican Fiesta ready to kick off

Music, dancing and fun kicks off tomorrow at the 27th Annual St. John's Mexican Fiesta.

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'White Owl' set to tie the knot

A popular Lawrence figure plans to tie the knot at the age of 61. His bride-to-be is a mere 39 years younger - but that hasn't stopped the couple from further pursuing their spiritual connection.

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Thursday, June 19 weather at 10 p.m.

The forecast for Friday, June 20 calls for a high of 85 with the low around 62.

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Rain delays Al Ice Classic

Afternoon storms were unable to dampen day one of the Al Ice Woodbat Memorial Classic for the Lawrence Raiders.

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T-Bones wrap up 3-game series

At CommunityAmerica ballpark Thursday afternoon, the Kansas City T-Bones wrapped up a 3-game series with the Schaumburg Flyers.

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Powers knocked out of golf tournament

Kansas junior-to-be Emily Powers was knocked out of the US Women's Amateur Public Links Tournament this afternoon in Erin, Wisconsin.

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Spurling Scramble Golf Tournament hits Eagle Bend

More than 40 teams and 160 golfers invaded Eagle Bend Golf Course today.

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Kansans upset with state for release of confidential information

A Topeka woman says she's lost trust in the state after old state computers with confidential information on them were up for sale to the public.

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Emergency crews respond to accident at Sixth Street and Kasold Drive

Several emergency vehicles responded to a three-vehicle accident at 6:15 p.m. Thursday at Frontier Road and Sixth Street.

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Searching for history

It took two weeks and more than 160 volunteers to excavate the earth lodge. It's a job that requires more than a map and a shovel. Virginia Wulfkuhle, public archaeologist with the Kansas State Historical Society, explains the many-step process.

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Surveying the past

To help better understand how the Pawnee Indians lived, the archaeologists map the locations of artifacts larger than two centimeters.

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Volunteers hooked on archaeology

They might be amateurs, but that doesn't mean the hobby archaeologists who come to the Kansas Archeology Training Programs are less passionate. From a few days to two weeks, the volunteers range from school aged to retirees. And some even have to take vacation from their day jobs. Lawrence resident Allen Wechert talks about what has kept him coming back to the digs year after year.

Published on June 19, 2008

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Wet screening

As archaeologists dig deeper, they take more precautions in making sure they don't discard valuable finds. Two volunteers with the Kansas Anthropological Association tell us how water screening helps them ensure even the tiniest artifact gets uncovered.

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Dry screening

On a dig, the first layer of dirt gets shaken through large metal sifters to ensure that no artifact goes unnoticed. KU sophomore Wesley Gibson explains how it works.

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In the lab

Every piece - from burnt earth to shards of pottery - that is recovered from the site needs to be logged. It's a job that offers a break from the sun, but requires some excellent paper work skills.

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Kaw River rises, virtually no danger of flooding

There's major flooding going on in the Midwest and we've seen our fair share of severe weather recently. But, it seems like the Kansas River is under control.

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6 Weather Severe Weather Update for June 19, 2008

Northwest Douglas County is in a severe thunderstorm warning until 4:15 p.m. as a storm with 60 mph winds and nickel-sized hail enters the area.

Published on June 19, 2008

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The thrill of the dig

Up until the second to last day, junior Alex Norton hadn't found much during her time at KU's anthropology field school. But then the anthropology and biology major struck the equivalent of archaeological gold when her trowel came across a part of a gun.

Published on June 19, 2008

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LIfe in an earth lodge

In the 1960s, state archaeologist Tom Witty began excavating the remains of a burnt earth lodge. The findings are the basis of the Pawnee Indian Museum, which sits right next door to this summer's dig. Site administrator Richard Gould talks about what those findings tell us about the Pawnee Indians.

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A Pawnee village on the plains

Donna Roper, a research associate professor at Kansas State University, says Pawnee Indian villages such as the one in Republic County are a rare find. Researchers are returning to the site in hopes of unearthing artifacts that will give more clues as to when the site was occupied and how much interaction the native population had with the arriving Europeans.

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6 Weather 2 p.m. Forecast for June 19, 2008

Lawrence is in a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m. Watch Jennifer Schack for the latest.

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6 Weather Noon Forecast for June 19, 2008

Thursday continues with a chance for thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening hours, and a high of 81 degrees expected.

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6 Weather 9:30 a.m. Forecast for June 19, 2008

Thunderstorm chances threaten the area today with severe weather a possibility. Temperatures will stay just below average until this weekend when we see a warm up to near 90 degrees.

Published on June 19, 2008

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Run of the Mill

Sarah Hill-Nelson, owner and operator of the Bowersock Mill and Power Company, gives a tour of the plant and explains the process of harnessing hydroelectric power.

Published on June 19, 2008