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Evening weather forecast for August 27, 2009

The wind will be calming down and the skies will be clearing but we will probably see some fog in the area as the morning approaches. The temperatures will be in the low 60s but will warming up during the next few days.

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Rain keeping field construction behind schedule

Construction of athletic fields at area high schools has been constantly delayed by the rain. Crews hope to have the projects completed in time for fans and parents to enjoy the sporting events this fall.

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Local health clinic still needs funding

A local health care clinic for the uninsured is looking for funds that will allow it to facilitate a building change. The move would allow the clinic to serve twice as many people.

Published on August 27, 2009

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KU students get chance to earn post-grad sports tickets

The Junior Williams Fund will give KU students the chance to donate money will in school and earn points toward sports tickets after they graduate. The quality of the seats depends on the amount the person donates to the fund.

Published on August 27, 2009

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Jenkins apologizes for comment

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins denied that her comment about a 'great white hope' had anything to do with race. She apologized Thursday to people who may have been offended by the comment or taken it in a way she did not intend.

Published on August 27, 2009

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Jenkins tours KU pharmacy school

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins got a look at KU's expanding pharmacy school Thursday. The additions to the school will allow the program to accept more students each year.

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Turnpike tolls to increase

Tolls on the Kansas Turnpike will increase starting October 1. The increases will only apply to those paying with cash and not to those touting a K-Tag pass.

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Wet conditions delay construction

Rain Thursday delayed construction at exit 204 in Lawrence. The construction will continue when weather allows and aims to be completed sometime around Thanksgiving.

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One taken to hospital after Thursday fight

One person was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a fight outside All Stars in North Lawrence. Three people received minor injuries during the altercation.

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Woman arrested after foot chase

A woman was arrested Thursday after leading police on a brief foot chase. The arrest was made after the woman ran after police stopped the car she was in, which was reportedly stolen.

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Woman taken to hospital after car accident

A woman was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital after being involved in a car accident at the intersection of 23rd and Iowa streets. The severity of the woman's injuries is not known.

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Plans begin for use of local land

The Northeast Sector plan is being put together to determine what the land will be used for. The city is asking the public to give suggestions. The land consists of 2000 acres north of North Lawrence.

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Chancellor still in the money

Former KU chancellor Robert Hemenway will continue to make his chancellor's salary for the next two academic years. The compensation plan was revealed in a memo from the Kansas Board of Regents.

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KU football freshman to play this season

KU freshman running back Toben Opurum will be on the field for the Jayhawks this season. The Texas youngster will look to make an immediate impact.

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KU soccer looks for second victory

KU's soccer team will take the field Friday in its second game of the young 2009 season. The team won its first game against Drake University.

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KU volleyball opens season Friday

The KU volleyball team will take the court Friday for its first game of the 2009 season. The Jayhawks are looking to freshman Tayler Tolefree to help out early.

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Afternoon weather for August 27, 2009

Thursday morning's showers and cold front have cleared out and we're in store for a pleasant evening. The chance for rain is low overnight and there should be some sunshine heading into the weekend.

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Commuter forecast for August 27, 2009

You may run into some slow spots along I-70 and Highway 24/40 on Thursday, but no major delays are expected for the afternoon commute.

Published on August 27, 2009

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Jenkins responds to 'great white hope' comment

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins denied that she was speaking in racial terms when she invoked the term “great white hope” at a recent town hall forum.

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Commuter forecast for August 27, 2009

The roads may be a little wet this morning from last night's rain, but expect them to dry as the morning moves along. You should also be looking for the same minor construction delays to continue as you make your morning commute.

Published on August 27, 2009

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Woman transported to hospital after accident

A woman believed to be in her 20s was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Thursday morning after crashing into a semi truck at the intersection of 23rd and Iowa streets. The woman's condition was not available Thursday morning.

Published on August 27, 2009