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Videos for October 3, 2008

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Friday, October 3 weather at 10 p.m.

The forecast for Saturday, October 4 calls for a high of 81 with a low around 51.

Published on October 3, 2008

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Judge's service yields federal honors

It was an honor so important, that it took a Supreme Court justice to award it and one of the area's most respected judges to receive it.

Published on October 3, 2008

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KU whistle is back but on shorter leash

Budget cuts threatened it and complaints from students and alumni brought it back. But the century-old steam whistle at KU isn't quite the same.

Published on October 3, 2008

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Downtown gets grooving with festival

Good weather, good food and good music have brought at least several hundreds of people to downtown Lawrence Friday night.

Published on October 3, 2008

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Watkins debuts exhibit dedicated to 'Day of the Dead'

The Watkins Museum debuted an exhibit on Friday dedicated to the Mexican festival 'The Day of the Dead.'

Published on October 3, 2008

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Deciphera teams with Eli Lilly in cancer battle

Lawrence-based Deciphera Pharmaceuticals is teaming up with a major company in the fight against cancer.

Published on October 3, 2008

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Good show expected for leaf peepers this fall

Even though it's already fall, people in Douglas County will have to wait a little longer for it to look like it outside.

Published on October 3, 2008

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Firebirds get fired up at homecoming parade

The Free State High School Homecoming Parade marched from 15th and Wakarusa to the school Friday afternoon.

Published on October 3, 2008

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Free State student injured in accident

A 15-year-old Free State student was injured after running into the side of a car just before the start of the homecoming parade.

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Free State duo leads Firebirds past SM East

The Free State High football team dominated Shawnee Mission East, winning the contest by a final score of 36-7.

Published on October 3, 2008

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Veritas notches another blowout

The Veritas Eagles dominated St. John's Muleskinners, winning the contest by the final score of 62-14.

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Piper falls to Bonner Springs

The Piper Pirate football team was defeated by the Bonner Springs Braves by a final score of 35-13.

Published on October 3, 2008

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Basehor-Linwood tops Wildcats

The Basehor-Linwood Bobcats' football team defeated the Washington Wildcats by a final score of 42-20.

Published on October 3, 2008

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Kansas soccer squad blanks Tech

The Kansas Jayhawk soccer squad defeated Texas Tech by a final score of 2-0.

Published on October 3, 2008

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Jayhawks ready for Iowa State

Saturday morning, the Kansas Jayhawks open the Big 12 portion of their schedule in Ames against Iowa State.

Published on October 3, 2008

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Firebirds celebrate homecoming

Free State students celebrated their school pride in today's homecoming parade.

Published on October 3, 2008

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Workers set up for Get Down Town

Laborers construct the stage, wire sound equipment and set up vendor booths for the third annual Get Down Town music festival. The festival will be held today and tomorrow on New Hampshire Street. Admission is free.

Published on October 3, 2008

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for Oct. 3, 2008

Clouds are moving into the area, but the night should remain comfortable with temperatures in the upper 50s this evening.

Published on October 3, 2008

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Closing statements

Republican Jim Flory and Democrat Ken Grotewiel deliver their closing statements.

Published on October 3, 2008

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Meeting schedule

Do you support the current meeting schedule?

Published on October 3, 2008

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Development rules

What would you do to ensure all development rules are clear and consistently applied?

Published on October 3, 2008

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T sales tax

If the T sales tax questions fail, would you consider a county-wide transportation plan?

Published on October 3, 2008

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Agricultural land

What are your priorities in deciding the future use of agricultural land?

Published on October 3, 2008

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Consolidation of service

Do you see any opportunity for consolidation of county services with other local governments?

Published on October 3, 2008

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Economic development

What incentives would you offer to companies wanting to bring quality economic development projects?

Published on October 3, 2008

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Rural property rights

What is your position on rural property rights?

Published on October 3, 2008

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Motivations

What motivated you to run for office?

Published on October 3, 2008

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Domestic partnership registry

Would you support a domestic partnership registry at the county level?

Published on October 3, 2008

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Retiree population

What steps can be taken to make Douglas County attractive to retirees?

Published on October 3, 2008

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The environment

What is the most serious threat to our environment that can be addressed at the county level?

Published on October 3, 2008

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City/county partnership

What steps would you take to make the partnership between the city, the county and the Chamber of Commerce more successful?

Published on October 3, 2008

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Industrial sites

Should the county expand the number of industrial sites available?

Published on October 3, 2008

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County budget

If the revenue picture does not improve for the next two years, what would be your ideas for the county's budget?

Published on October 3, 2008

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South Lawrence Trafficway

Do you support the current alignment plans to complete the South Lawrence Trafficway?

Published on October 3, 2008

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Opening statements

Republican Jim Flory and Democrat Ken Grotewiel deliver their opening statements.

Published on October 3, 2008

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Closing statements

Republican David L. Brown and Democrat Nancy Thellman deliver their closing statements.

Published on October 3, 2008

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Five-acre exemption

Would you support the re-establishment of the five-acre exemption?

Published on October 3, 2008

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Business incentives

What incentives would you offer to companies wanting to bring quality economic development projects?

Published on October 3, 2008

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Meeting schedule

Do you support the current meeting schedule?

Published on October 3, 2008

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T sales tax

If the T sales tax questions fail, would you consider a county-wide transportation plan?

Published on October 3, 2008

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Industrial sites

Do you think the county should expand the number of industrial sites, and if so, where?

Published on October 3, 2008

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Budget

If the revenue picture does not improve for the next two years, what would be your ideas for the county's budget?

Published on October 3, 2008

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KU collaboration

What opportunities do you see for collaboration with KU?

Published on October 3, 2008

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Commission structure

Do you support the current 3-seat commission set-up?

Published on October 3, 2008

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South Lawrence Trafficway

Do you support the current alignment plans to complete the South Lawrence Trafficway?

Published on October 3, 2008

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Fairgrounds

What is your vision for the Douglas County Fairgrounds?

Published on October 3, 2008

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Non-discrimination

Would you be willing to add sexual orientation or gender identity to the county's non-discrimination policy?

Published on October 3, 2008

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Economic development

Is there any sector of economic development the county, city and Chamber of Commerce should give more attention to?

Published on October 3, 2008

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Transportation projects

Does the rising cost of fuel influence your ideas for future transportation projects?

Published on October 3, 2008

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Aging population

What do you see as the three key issues facing the aging population in Douglas County?

Published on October 3, 2008

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County and city interests

How do you view the interests of the county as opposed to the interests of the cities within Douglas County?

Published on October 3, 2008

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Urbanization

As our county becomes a more urbanized county, how would you deal with increased demand for county services?

Published on October 3, 2008

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Opening statements

Republican David L. Brown and Democrat Nancy Thellman deliver their opening statements.

Published on October 3, 2008

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for Oct. 3, 2008

Temperatures will still be a little cool at 10 a.m. with 57 degrees. Expect more clouds for the afternoon with a high of 74 degrees and a southeast wind between 5-10 mph.

Published on October 3, 2008

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GameDay Cram Session: Iowa State

KUSports.com online editor Jesse Newell & 6Sports' Kevin Romary take a look at what to expect from the Jayhawk football team's first conference game of the season against Iowa State.

Published on October 3, 2008

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Introduction

Gwen Ifill introduces the candidates.

Published on October 3, 2008

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Financial bailout plan

Gwen Ifill asks the candidates whether we are seeing the 'best of Washington' or the 'worst of Washington' during this economic crisis.

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Polarization in Washington

Gwen Ifill asks: "How, as vice president, would you work to shrink this gap of polarization which has sprung up in Washington?"

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Sub-prime lending meltdown

"Talk about the sub-prime lending meltdown."

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Taxes

Gwen Ifill asks the candidates to defend their tax plans.

Published on October 3, 2008

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Campaign promises

"What promises have you and your campaigns made to the American people that you are not going to be able to keep?"

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Bankruptcy

Gwen Ifill asks the candidates about bankruptcy issues.

Published on October 3, 2008

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Climate change

"What is true and what is false about what we have heard, read, discussed and debated about the causes of climate change?"

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Gay rights

"Do you support granting same-sex benefits to couples?"

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Foreign policy

"Do you have a clear plan for an exit strategy out of Iraq?"

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Iran and Pakistan

"Which is the greater threat: a nuclear Iran or an unstable Pakistan?"

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Enemies

"Do you advocate any level of engagement with enemies of the United States?"

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Israel

"What has the current administration done right or wrong in dealing with Israel?"

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Nuclear weapons

"What should be the trigger - or should there be a trigger - when nuclear weapons' use is put into play?"

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Foreign intervention

"Does the American public have the stomach for foreign intervention?"

Published on October 3, 2008

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If you became president

Gwen Ifill asks the candidates how they would handle the role of President of the United States if it were to happen.

Published on October 3, 2008

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Vice presidency

Gwen Ifill asks the candidates why they accepted the vice presidential nod.

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Personal flaws

Gwen Ifill asks the candidates to discuss their flaws.

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Policy issues

"Can you think of a single policy issue in which you were forced to change a long-held view in order to accommodate changing circumstances?"

Published on October 3, 2008

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Bipartisanship

"As Vice President, how would you change the partisan tone of Washington?"

Published on October 3, 2008

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Closing statement: Gov. Palin

Sarah Palin presents her closing statement.

Published on October 3, 2008

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Closing statement: Sen. Biden

Joe Biden presents his closing statement.

Published on October 3, 2008