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Videos for May 20, 2008

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Loss of sight doesn't hinder Director of Recreation Services at KU

Serving as the Director of Recreation Services at KU is by no means an easy job. Mary Chappell oversees more than 300 employees. And she's currently guiding the construction at the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center. 6News reporter Lindsey Slater explains how the woman does it all - even without her vision.

Published on May 20, 2008

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Oread Inn project spurs controversy

Controversy over the Oread Inn project picks back up. Jesse Fray explains why commissioners were put in an awkward situation tonight.

Published on May 20, 2008

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Accident blocks traffic on I-70 Tuesday morning

A semitrailer accident East of Lawrence this morning blocks traffic on I-70.

Published on May 20, 2008

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Lions enter state tournament as lowest seed

The Lawrence High Lions enter Friday's Class 6A State Tournament as the 9th and final seed. With a record of 11-10, LHS has the lowest winning percentage in the bracket. For these Lions - that's good news!

Published on May 20, 2008

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Ramona Morgan set to appear in court

A woman charged with striking and killing two highway workers South of Lawrence last year is set to appear in Douglas County District Court.

Published on May 20, 2008

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Jayhawk statue returns to local bank fully restored

A point of pride for a local bank is back on its public perch - in full, restored glory!

Published on May 20, 2008

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Construction on N Iowa St bridge should finish this week

Construction on the North Iowa Street bridge over the Kansas Turnpike should be finished by the end of the week.

Published on May 20, 2008

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Topeka man pleads guilty in series of armed robberies

A 19-year-old Topeka man pleads guilty today in connection with a series of armed robberies last year in Lawrence.

Published on May 20, 2008

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Firebird baseball team hopes regular season dominance extends into state tournament

It's been nothing but dominance so far this season for the Free State High baseball team. The Firebirds' 19-2 record is good enough to earn the number one overall seed in this weekend's tournament in Topeka. However, that seed also comes with high expectations and some pressure...

Published on May 20, 2008

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Six Jayhawk baseball players honored

In Kansas baseball news - six Jayhawks collect postseason awards from the Big 12 today.

Published on May 20, 2008

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City leaders plan to extend 31st Street

City officials move forward tonight with plans to extend 31st Street in Southeast Lawrence.

Published on May 20, 2008

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Despite blindness, Chappell still snow skis

Despite being blinded by a water skiing accident, Mary Chappell still managed to go snow skiing last year.

Published on May 20, 2008

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Chappell has had more than a half dozen surgeries

Though only one surgery was necessary after the initial injury, Mary Chappell has endured more than a half dozen since in an effort to save sight in her one still-functioning eye.

Published on May 20, 2008

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A headset allows Chappell to work her computer

A special Bluetooth headset allows Mary Chappell to give voice commands to her computer and then hear her computer read documents and e-mails to her.

Published on May 20, 2008

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A fingerprint scanner protects Chappell's computer

A special fingerprint scanner allows Chappell to lock her computer at night and then unlock it the next morning without having to manipulate a keyboard.

Published on May 20, 2008

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An army of friends help Chappell when she needs them

One friend brings her to work every day. Her husband reads her things that can't be processed by her computer. A technology specialist from KU helps make adjustments to her office. Whenever Mary Chappell needs assistance, a friend is there to help.

Published on May 20, 2008

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Though legally blind, Chappell doesn't see darkness

Despite a tremendous injury that altered her life, Chappell isn't left in total darkness. She can see light and dark and even some motion

Published on May 20, 2008

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A special cell phone aids Chappell

Kansas University director of recreation services Mary Chappell, blinded by accident and subsequent surgeries, explains how her new, specially-designed cell phone works.

Published on May 20, 2008

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A Different Vision

Mary Chappell, director of recreation services at Kansas University, is legally blind but she continues to do her job and keep her spirits high despite the obstacles she faces.

Published on May 20, 2008

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6 Weather Forecast for May 20, 2008

Temperatures will be slightly cooler today with a high of 77 degrees. Look for a north breeze between 10-20 mph for most of the afternoon under partly cloudy skies.

Published on May 20, 2008

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Trash Truck Demo

See how a fully-automated trash truck works in Eudora.

Published on May 20, 2008