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Videos for September 17, 2008

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Wednesday, September 17 weather at 10 p.m.

The forecast for Thursday, September 18 calls for a high of 82 with a low around 52.

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LMH improves in patient survey

Lawrence Memorial Hospital officials are getting healthy marks from their patients. The hospital ranked first in five of ten categories. LMH was up against 17 hospitals in the Kansas City and Topeka areas.

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State health officials seek 75-cent increase in tax on pack of cigarettes

Smokers in Kansas could see a big jump in the cost of a pack of cigarettes. State health officials will ask lawmakers to consider a 75-cent increase per pack.

Published on September 17, 2008

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Top-level administrators Passman and Rodriguez to retire from Lawrence school district

Two Lawrence school district leaders will follow Superintendent Randy Weseman into retirement.

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Long snapper fills niche on the team

It's no secret that the star of any football team is normally the quarterback. So, who receives the least amount of attention while, at the same, doing an extremely important job? The answer just might be KU long snapper Kayl Anderson.

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KU lacks strong running game

Three contests into 2008, the Jayhawks have rushed for only 315 yards. More than half of those have come from third-stringer Angus Quigley.

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Rollover closes section of U.S. Highway 40

An accident west of Lawrence tonight shuts down portions of U.S. Highway 40 and sends one person to a Kansas City hospital.

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County extends permit to dredge sand in river

A longtime Kansas River dredging operation east of Lawrence gets a renewed permit tonight. Environmental advocates told Douglas County commissioners tonight that the practice can damage the river bed, habitat and water quality.

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Regents recommend 4 percent funding hike

The Kansas Board of Regents is asking for a $33 million boost for higher education next fiscal year. State officials recommended the 4 percent increase today.

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New CEO of Lawrence Chamber of Commerce eager to take reins

The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce has a new leader. 57-year-old Tom Kern will take over in November.

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United Way of Douglas County kicks off campaign with $1.72 million goal

Representatives from more than a dozen businesses and organizations got together this morning to celebrate the beginning of this year's United Way campaign.

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Guardsmen return to Lawrence after Hurricane Gustav deployment

Dozens of soldiers are back in Lawrence after spending two weeks helping with Hurricane recovery efforts in Louisiana. All 600 Kansas Guard members sent to help with storm relief after Hurricane Gustav are glad to be back home.

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Judy Wright talks about the United Way campaign

Judy Wright, campaign chairwoman, describes how the struggling economy is helping convince people to donate to the United Way.

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for Sept. 17, 2008

Blue skies continue to dominate the afternoon. The temperature was 80 degrees at 3:30 p.m.

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Kids make a splash into the world of art

A new class gives kindergartners creative license to make art. Their first lesson was based on works by Jackson Pollock and they recreated his abstract technique of splatter painting.

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for Sept. 17, 2008

Should be a quiet morning and afternoon. Lots of sunshine with very few clouds in the sky. At 10 a.m. this morning, the temperature was 59 degrees.

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Greener Solutions

The Bowersock Mills and Power Company produced renewable hydroelectric power, which does not contribute to global warming, acid rain or particulate pollution.

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Tour 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 September 17, 2008