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Videos for August 18, 2009

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Students, teachers adapt to new Eudora school

Students and teachers are still learning their way around a new elementary school in Eudora. The newly constructed building provides children with learning opportunities at every turn.

Published on August 18, 2009

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Health care reform gets noisy with honk and wave protest

Lawrence residents on both sides of the health care reform issue lined the streets outside Dennis Moore's office to participate in a "honk and wave" protest. People voiced their opinions on the issue during the event.

Published on August 18, 2009

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Evening weather forecast for August 18, 2009

The temperatures will be sitting in the low 70s in the area this evening. Rain and thunder showers are possible in the early hours of the morning.

Published on August 18, 2009

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Parents rent school bus for area school children

Concerned parents of area school children have banded together and rented a school bus. The bus currently has 22 students signed up to ride in it and will make stops at Holcolm recreation center and Clinton Parkway and Lawrence Avenue.

Published on August 18, 2009

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Trial continues in 2008 KU rape case

The trial against a now 21-year-old KU student continues for a 2008 incident in which a girl said she was raped. The victim admits to being intoxicated, but says she never invited the man inside. The trial continues Wednesday morning.

Published on August 18, 2009

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Former police officer pleads guilty to crimes

A former Lawrence Police officer pleaded guilty to 14 counts of wire fraud for selling stolen video games online. He worked for the department for eight years before being fired.

Published on August 18, 2009

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Hearing delayed in trial for murder at farm

The preliminary hearing in a trial against a man charged with the murder of an Oskaloosa man has been delayed. The judge has ordered a competency hearing for the accused. The hearing is scheduled for August 26.

Published on August 18, 2009

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Parents urged to monitor kids' text messages

District Attorney Charles Branson warns parents to monitor their children's text messages. He says it's important for parents to know what their children are saying and to whom they are talking with.

Published on August 18, 2009

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Alcohol involved in K-10 accident

Alcohol has been confirmed as a contributing factor in a one-vehicle accident on K-10 early Tuesday. The scene took emergency crews nearly an hour to clear and stopped traffic until about 3:45 Tuesday morning.

Published on August 18, 2009

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Farmer's Market to sell wine

A new state law will allow locally made wine to be sold at the farmer's market. The wine from a local vineyard should begin being sold in the next few weeks.

Published on August 18, 2009

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Henry brothers on KU campus

After a long summer wait for Kansas University Basketball fans, the Henry brothers arrived on the KU campus. The two hope to contribute to the Jayhawks' upcoming season.

Published on August 18, 2009

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KU football's defense making minor changes

Coach Mark Mangino is working with the defense to allow it to better battle spread offenses in the league. The team will stay with its 4-3 base defense.

Published on August 18, 2009

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Four freshmen join KU volleyball team

With only 10 days remaining before the beginning of the KU Volleyball season, players and coaches are looking to a new Canadian recruit to add some talent. Jarmoc is one of four freshman added to the team this season.

Published on August 18, 2009

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Meeting everyone's needs

Erika Dvorske, the main organizer behind adding bus service back at Schegler School, explains how she and other parents understand the school district's budget challenges, and how they found a way to meet the needs both of the district and some parents.

Published on August 18, 2009

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How the program works

Erika Dvorske, the main organizer behind adding bus service back at Schegler School, financing by parents, explains the program and how it works.

Published on August 18, 2009

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Motivations behind the bus

Erika Dvorske, the main organizer behind adding bus service back at Schegler School, discusses one of the main motivations behind re-establishing bus service, using private money: Having to explain to her 6-year-old son that a bus might not be available.

Published on August 18, 2009

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for Aug. 18, 2009

A damp and cloudy afternoon could give way to more showers this evening and into tomorrow.

Published on August 18, 2009

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Commuter Forecast for Aug. 18, 2009

A typical rush hour is expected this afternoon, with smooth traffic in Johnson County and around the area.

Published on August 18, 2009

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Commuter Forecast for August 18, 2009

We could run into some wet roads, and a few delays and detours between Topeka and Lawrence might slow things down.

Published on August 18, 2009

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Drinking on campus

We asked students at the Kansas Union about their thoughts on the policies the school administration is considering in the hopes of curbing alcohol abuse and if drinking is a problem on campus.

Published on August 18, 2009

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Feeding the flock

A tour of the rooftop garden at the Kansas Union.

Published on August 18, 2009

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Fall sports start for area high schools

Monday marked the first day of practice for Lawrence High and Free State athletics.

Published on August 18, 2009