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Videos for August 20, 2009

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Evening weather forecast for August 20, 2009

It should be a mild evening tonight with temperatures in the low 60s and a distinct lack of wind. The skies should continue to clear during the night and give way to some nice weather in the days ahead.

Published on August 20, 2009

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Number of homeless on the rise

As the economy tries to bounce back, local homeless shelters are seeing an influx of children and families come through their doors.

Published on August 20, 2009

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KU professors receive awards

The first of 20 Kemper Awards was given to a KU professor Thursday afternoon. The award recognizes excellence in teaching and is presented to professors each year. University administrators, including the chancellor, present the $5,000 gift.

Published on August 20, 2009

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Pratt man not guilty in rape case

The 21-year-old Pratt man being charged in the rape of a KU freshman in 2008 is not guilty of the alleged crime. After four hours of deliberation, the jury ruled in the man's favor.

Published on August 20, 2009

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Man identified in naked assault incident

A 45-year-old man who reportedly tried to grab a 17-year-old girl on a bike while he was running naked has been identified. Police are now trying to decide what charges can be brought against the man.

Published on August 20, 2009

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Local dealers not happy with clunker program

Local car dealerships are considering ending their "Cash for Clunkers" program early, saying they have not received compensation the government owes them. Some dealers are being more patient and continuing the program to the currently set end date.

Published on August 20, 2009

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Transgender rights coming along slowly

The push for transgender rights in Lawrence is moving along slowly, as the city's human relations division set up a study session instead of voting on the issue today. Lawrence would be the first city in the state to give legal protection against discrimination to transgender people.

Published on August 20, 2009

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Police participate in DUI checkpoint campaign

As part of the national campaign against drunk driving, Lawrence police are setting up checkpoints in an effort to crack down on the problem. Police will be monitoring the roadways carefully for the next 19 days, specifically targeting drivers from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Published on August 20, 2009

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Thrills and skills downtown this weekend

The second annual Busker Fest will take place downtown this weekend. The public can enjoy the entertainment for free, but the performers do not discourage tips.

Published on August 20, 2009

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KU's Meier still taking snaps

KU's Kerry Meier will still spend some time practicing at the quarterback position, although Coach Mark Mangino says a full-time move to wideout is a possibility. According to Mangino, Meier is 90 percent wide receiver.

Published on August 20, 2009

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Former Jayhawk Talib arrested

Former KU football player Aqib Talib was arrested Thursday morning for battery and resisting arrest. Talib reportedly hit a man and then refused to exit a taxi upon police request. Talib is currently a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Published on August 20, 2009

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KU's McCray named to Wooden watch list

KU's Danielle McCray was named to the preseason Wooden Award watch list. McCray is one of 31 players named to the preseason list. The award is presented to the best players, both men and women, in college basketball.

Published on August 20, 2009

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Free State football looking for return trip to state

With a new stadium and new season ahead, the Free State football team is looking to repeat the success it had last year. The new field will not be available for the team to use until the third week of the season.

Published on August 20, 2009

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Behind the Lens: Outdoor Photo Studio

Learn as Journal-World staff photographer Nick Krug teaches you how to create an easy outdoor photo studio for portraiture.

Published on August 20, 2009

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Commuter Forecast for Aug. 20, 2009

The temperatures are lower than normal thanks to today's rain earlier, and other than the usual delays the afternoon commute should be smooth.

Published on August 20, 2009

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for Aug. 20, 2009

We should stay dry for the rest of the afternoon and evening after this morning's showers. Temperatures should remain on the cooler side through Saturday.

Published on August 20, 2009

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for Aug. 20, 2009

After the stormy weather last night, we will watch skies clear throughout the day, with partly cloudy skies, highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s and winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph, gusting to 20 mph.

Published on August 20, 2009

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Commuter forecast for August 20, 2009

As routine roadwork continues, you can expect to see the same minor delays that have been plaguing your morning commute the last few days. The rain from early this morning should mostly be past our area so the roads should be dry.

Published on August 20, 2009