Videos for September 29, 2008

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Monday, September 29 weather at 10 p.m.

The forecast for Tuesday, September 30 calls for a high of 70 with a low around 45.

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KU Boot Camp off to rousing start

The goals this week for the Kansas men's basketball team are simple: participate in every drill and try not to lose your lunch in the process.

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Residents report cats being mutilated

Several Lawrence pet owners now fear for the safety of their furry friends and are warning others in the area.

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Focus turns to Iraq at Dole Institute

When should we bring our troops home from Iraq? That was the question posed at the Dole Institute of Politics by famed journalist Bill Kurtis.

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KU football to face Iowa State

The Kansas football team opens Big 12 play this weekend against Iowa State. It's a game you can see live on Versus (Sunflower Broadband channel 38).

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Haskell football begins to mature

In 2007, seven different freshmen would often line up on both sides of the ball for the struggling Haskell football team. One year later, that same freshmen class is beginning to emerge.

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Kickball tournament benefits child with leukemia

The community kicks in to help a 15-month old Lawrence girl who's battling leukemia.

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Baldwin City man accused of shooting neighbor to stand trial

A February 9 jury trial is set in the case of a Baldwin City man accused of shooting his neighbor in the head.

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Group advocates for sales tax votes

A sales tax to pay for street and infrastructure improvements now has a public champion.

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LHS ends Firebirds' reign

Bragging rights were on the line today between the Lions and the Firebirds. This afternoon was the tennis city showdown.

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Two-part harmony

Being twins hasn't always meant perfect harmony for Katie and Maggie Burk, but the choral standouts have earned the ArtStar award for September.

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EPA fines KU $80K

KU has been fined more than $80,000 for improperly handling hazardous waste.

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Stock market falls on bailout failure

Lawrence residents respond to today's failure of the bank bailout bill in the House.

Published on September 29, 2008

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for Sept. 29, 2008

Our skies will continue to clear as we head through the afternoon bringing us a daytime high in the mid 70's. A brisk north breeze between 10-15 mph will persist through the early evening leaving us with a crisp 9 p.m. temperature of 59 degrees.

Published on September 29, 2008

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for Sept. 29, 2008

Our rain showers are done for the day, but expect the wind to build up to between 10-20 mph out of the north for the afternoon under partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies. Our 10 a.m. temperature will stay near 68 degrees with a brisk breeze setting up for the afternoon. Expect an afternoon high around 77 degrees today.

Published on September 29, 2008

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Roundabout Before and After

This "before-and-after" video looks west down 19th Street, toward the street's intersection with Barker Avenue. Employees from the city's traffic division used a bucket truck -- one they normally use to change light bulbs in traffic signals -- to help them record this video of the intersection during the beginning of evening rush hour (just after 5 p.m.) on two different days: one, in June 2003, when the intersection had four stop signs controlling traffic; and a second, in the fall of 2004, after a roundabout had been installed at the intersection instead. We sped up the time on the city's video for each view, condensing several minutes into just over 30 seconds. David Woosley, the city's traffic engineer, says that that same number of vehicles are going through the intersection in each instance. The only difference? Before the roundabout, vehicles would get backed up on 19th, at times almost all the way to Massachusetts Street at the top of the screen. After the roundabout? Only a handful of vehicles came to a stop, yielding to traffic already in the circle. Woosley concedes that the roundabout isn't perfect - "it's a compact roundabout," he said, given the constraints of other properties nearby - but notes that traffic flow has improved and the number of accidents has fallen, especially collisions that involve injuries.

Published on September 29, 2008