Videos for March 8, 2009

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Sunday, March 8 weather at 10 p.m.

The forecast for Monday, March 9 calls for a high of 65 and a low of 36.

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Basehor girls defeated by Holton, 48-34

The Basehor girls were trying to beat undefeated Holton and advance to state.

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Eudora girls get win, advance

The Eudora Cardinals needed a win over St. James Academy in order to advance to Salina.

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Bobcats defeat Chieftains, 68-50

Both the Basehor and Tonganoxie boys found themselves in the sub-state championship game.

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LHS falls to Shawnee Mission West

A win over Shawnee Mission West would have given LHS a chance to defend its state title.

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Softball splits against North Dakota State, Northern Iowa

The Kansas softball team was locked in a double-header this afternoon.

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KU baseball dominates Northwestern

The Kansas baseball team played against the Northwestern Wildcats on Sunday.

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Kansas fights back, defeats Texas to win title

Trailing by 14 in the opening half, the opportunity for five straight Big 12 titles was slowly fading for the Kansas men's basketball team.

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Run benefits Lawrence St. Patrick's Day Parade

Over 600 runners and walkers participated in the Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run/Walk on Saturday.

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Mark's on the Move: Skeet shooting

Hunting season is wrapping up in Kansas, but 6News Reporter Mark Boyle finds out that the guns won't be put away anytime soon.

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Police investigating death of KU student

Police are working to figure out what led to the death of a KU student at his fraternity house on Sunday.

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Jana Mackey Day promotes community service

Last July, 25-year-old Jana Mackey was found slain in her ex-boyfriend's home. Her parents and friends started a service movement in her honor.

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Two hospitalized with stab wounds after fight

Two men were hospitalized after they were stabbed in a Burger King parking lot.

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See for yourself: The face of salt mining

Visit the mine face at Hutchinson Salt Co., whose crews operate heavy equipment that's been brought underground — often in pieces — to blast, collect, grind and transport road salt back to the surface. This panorama allows you to look around for yourself.

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See for yourself: Underground auto shop

Take a look around at one of the deepest auto shops you'll ever find: Hutchinson Salt Co.'s underground maintenance area. You'll see old chairs, an old table and an old pickup — not unusual for the mine, where few furnishings and fixtures ever make it back up to the surface.

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See for yourself: Underground Vaults & Storage

A panorama from inside Underground Vaults & Storage in Hutchinson, home to master negatives of hundreds of popular movies and television shows. Offering his own not-quite Jack Nicholson smile is Lee Spence, president and CEO, embracing the container that includes his favorite movie, "The Shining."

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See for yourself: Big Gyp's water rocks

Take a look inside Big Gyp, a majestic cave carved naturally out of the gypsum subsurface in Comanche County.

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See for yourself: Entry for Big Gyp cave

Check out the entrance to "Big Gyp" in Comanche County. Don't be fooled: That whiteish powder on the rock surfaces is dissolved gypsum, not snow or ice.

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See for yourself: Inside the bat chamber

This cave, located on private property along the Kansas-Oklahoma border, rarely accommodates human visitors, other than experienced naturalists and spelunkers. But bats are another story.

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Go up close with the master negatives

Lee Spence reads off the names of some of the thousands of master film negatives stowed at Underground Vaults & Storage.

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Biologist sees beauty in bats, pictograph

Stan Roth, a retired biology teacher, explains his more than three decades of experience visiting Big Gyp cave in Comanche County, home to hundreds of visiting bats and one unusual artistic feature that is unique in the state of Kansas.

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Survey works to extract, exact resources

Meet Lynn Watney, a senior scientific fellow at the Kansas Geological Survey in Lawrence, discusses how the organization works to serve its customers.

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Taking an ‘unconventional look’ at history

Lynn Watney describes how the state's subsurface is like "a history book preserved beneath our feet."

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CO2, a ‘detergent’ for oil recovery

Lynn Watney explains how carbon dioxide — that greenhouse gas that's the subject of major debate in Kansas and throughout the environmental world — could serve as a "detergent" to be injected underground, where it could wash out oil for recovery at the surface. It is among the opportunities that could help extend the life of the state's oil reserves by as much as 25 percent, he says.

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Kansas lands spot as ‘top 10’ power

Lynn Watney, of the Kansas Geological Survey, explains how Kansas ranks among the nation's top 10 producers of oil and natural gas.

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Going down? Take a ride into the salt mine

Join Max Liby as he leads visitors down a mine shaft, descending 645 feet below Hutchinson in less than 90 seconds. You might even feel your ears pop. "It's just the opposite of taking an airplane ride," Liby says.

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Salt settled in 230 million years ago

Max Liby explains the history of the Hutchinson Salt Co. mine, where the shaft went down in 1922 to reach salt that had arrived 230 million years earlier.

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Mine work is an acquired taste

Max Liby makes his living underground, but knows it's not for everyone. Oh — and in case you're wondering, the walls underground do taste like salt.

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Vault: An underground antiques road show?

Lee Spence, president and CEO of Underground Vaults & Storage, shows off his operation's "economy" storage, and the antique fruit boxes that reside there.

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Keith Yearout: ‘We're expected to make a profit’

Keith Yearout discusses how each of the wells on Ted Turner's 43,000-acre Z Bar Ranch may produce oil or natural gas for 30 or 40 years, but all such good things must someday come to an end.

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Underground Kansas video quiz

Test your knowledge with this Underground Kansas video quiz.

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Keith Yearout: Drilling with environmental sensitivity

Keith Yearout, manager of the Z Bar Ranch, explains how the ranch and its owner — media magnate Ted Turner — have sought to be "as friendly to the environment as we can" when it comes to drilling wells for oil and natural gas, a process that can cost a producer as much as $800,000.

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Linda Schmitt: Welcome to the museum

Linda Schmitt, executive director of the Kansas Underground Salt Museum, describes the wonder — as one of the official "Eight Wonders of Kansas" — offered by the old equipment, interpretive displays and 1 million square feet of surroundings within the underground space.

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Lee Spence: Preserve and protect

Lee Spence, president and chief executive officer of Underground Vaults & Storage in Hutchinson, illuminates one of his company's 15,000-square-foot storage vaults inside a former salt mine.

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Cave offers bats room to roost and romp

Stan Roth, a retired biology teacher, explains the conditions that enabled formation of an underground cave along the Kansas-Oklahoma border. The cave's main cavern serves as a "roost and maternity site" for bats.

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If you could go anywhere in Underground Kansas, where would it be?

Hear from folks whose lives and livelihoods deal directly with underground features and resources, about what they'd like to see beneath the surface, and then tell us where you'd like to go.

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Missile base home

Lori Carlson, host of Home & Away, takes us down into the home of Ed Peden. His family pad southwest of Topeka is an actual a pad — a former launch pad for a nuclear-armed Atlas missile. Catch a glimpse of a reborn Cold War relic, or for the complete 30-minute episode visit the free On Demand section, channel 1 on Sunflower Broadband.

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Brennan Bechard's senior speech

Brennan Bechard addresses KU fans after the Jayhawks' win against Texas.

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Matt Kleinmann's senior speech

Matt Kleinmann addresses KU fans after the Jayhawks' win against Texas.

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