Videos for May 6, 2008

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KU Athletics officials ask city to help pay for victory celebrations

KU Athletics officials are asking downtown Lawrence and the Chamber of Commerce to fork it over. The University says they should pay the bill for canceling a postseason banquet planned at the Holiday Inn.

Published on May 6, 2008

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City leaders face tough decision on 'The T'

With rising gas prices, the city's bus service - 'The T' - will need an additional one million dollars to operate next year.

Published on May 6, 2008

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SLT may run through Baker Wetlands

There's new reason to believe the controversial South Lawrence Trafficway will be built through the Baker Wetlands.

Published on May 6, 2008

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Kansas City man convicted in 2005 murder of a Tonganoxie woman

A Kansas City man is convicted of first degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated robbery for the 2005 murder of a Tonganoxie woman.

Published on May 6, 2008

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Efforts underway to rehabilitate rail depot in East Lawrence

The 'Burlington Northern Santa Fe Depot' is beginning to show its age. It's been there for 52 years.

Published on May 6, 2008

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Wilk will not seek re-election

After 16 years in office, representative Kenny Wilk says it's time to let someone else have a chance to serve in the 42nd District.

Published on May 6, 2008

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Senators approve bill allowing two coal-fired power plants

The measure links those plants to other projects, including a proposed transportation hub in Johnson County.

Published on May 6, 2008

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Friend 2 Friend: The fight against breast cancer

If you or someone you love is diagnosed with breast cancer, the number one priority is fighting the disease. 6News reporter Sophia Spencer explains why - sometimes - fighting one disease puts you at risk for another.

Published on May 6, 2008

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David Williams named 'Principal of the Year'

The 'Lawrence Organization of Substitute Teachers' names David Williams its 'Principal of the Year!'

Published on May 6, 2008

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Janet Stallerd named 'Teacher of the Month' for April

A 20-year teaching veteran - known for going above and beyond her duties - is named Sunflower Bank's 'Teacher of the Month' for April.

Published on May 6, 2008

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Free State battles Shawnee Mission NW on the diamond

Thanks to rain-outs, the Free State Firebird baseball team play rival Lawrence High on Wednesday and Thursday. But before worrying about two sessions of the city showdown, Mike Hill's squad hosted Shawnee Mission Northwest tonight...

Published on May 6, 2008

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LHS softball squad drops 2 against Shawnee Mission NW

The Lawrence High softball team was defeated twice by Shawnee Mission NW. LHS lost the first game, 4-3, and the second, 12-1.

Published on May 6, 2008

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Kansas softball team ready for Big 12 Tournament

Tracy Bungie's squad takes its best record in more than a decade into the Big 12 Tournament this weekend.

Published on May 6, 2008

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KU prospect Elijah Johnson happy with Lawrence visit

Elijah Johnson didn't expect to play in the Jayhawk Invitational AAU Basketball Tournament last weekend. However, a last-minute plant ticket enabled the KU basketball prospect to come to Lawrence.

Published on May 6, 2008

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KU baseball team's offense on a roll

Over the weekend, the Jayhawks dropped 39 runs on the Oklahoma Sooners. That's the most EVER by a KU squad in a three-game Big 12 series.

Published on May 6, 2008

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Free State soccer team blanked

The Free State soccer squad was defeated by the Shawnee Mission Northwest Cougars by a final score of 5-0.

Published on May 6, 2008

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Old German Baptists Prepare for Annual Conference

More than 5,000 Brethren are expected to converge on the Beeghley family farm south of Lawrence for the weekend church gathering.

Published on May 6, 2008

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6News Now

Videocast for May 6

Published on May 6, 2008

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Freedom Rayne

Travis and Stacy Cecil welcomed their eighth child, a girl named Freedom, on April 27. Travis, a specialist in the Army reserve, was recalled from Iraq on emergency leave.

Published on May 6, 2008