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Wednesday, March 11 weather at 10 p.m.

The forecast for Thursday, March 12 calls for a high of 40 and a low of 16.

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New superintendent brings 35 years of expertise

It's official: Rick Doll is the new superintendent of Lawrence Public Schools. Doll received final approval from the school board at a special meeting Wednesday night and will take over in July.

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A.G. says Lawrence and Manhattan rapes probably related

The Kansas attorney general think that thirteen rapes in two communities over the last eight years could be related.

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State jobless rate now at 26-year-high

Unemployment rates are up nationwide, including Kansas. The state's current rates stand at 6.4 percent.

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Lightning strike on KU campus leaves resident with few scars

Statistics are that each person has a 1 in 6,000 chance to be hit by lightning. Traci Pillard is one of those 6,000.

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Legislators coordinate versions of coal bill

Kansas legislators are working out differences over a bill that would allow two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas.

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State receives poor grade on mental health

The National Alliance on Mental Illness says Kansas is scoring higher when it comes to treating mentally ill citizens.

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6Sports Preview: Kansas vs. Baylor

After Baylor defeated Nebraska on Wednesday, they had less than 24 hours to prepare for the Jayhawks.

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KU begins Big 12 play Thursday

For the Kansas men's and women's basketball teams, post-season play is finally here.

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Kansas baseball wins seventh in a row

On a chilly night at Hoglund Ballpark, the Kansas baseball team played host to Wichita State.

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Eudora faces undefeated Concordia in first round

For the Cardinals to advance in the state tournament, they first must do something no team has done all season: defeat Concordia.

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for March 11, 2009

Things turn cold once again tonight as we bottom out around 16. A few passing clouds with east winds around 10 mph. For Thursday we'll warm things up ever so slightly. Expect highs around 40 with high clouds giving us filtered sunshine and east-southeast winds of 10-15 mph.

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UPDATED: 2008-09 Kansas Men's Basketball: Past, Present and Future

This KUSports.com multimedia feature will keep you on pace with the Kansas men’s basketball team throughout the season. We trace the path from last year’s national championship game to the team's new faces for 2009, its 11-4 record heading into conference play and a 14-2 Big 12 finish, including a record fifth-straight conference title. Check back for a final update when the season concludes.

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2008-09 Men's Basketball Multimedia Feature: Conference

Despite that rocky non-conference season, KU found its groove in conference play and rocketed to a 13-1 record. Though the Jayhawks stumbled against the Texas Tech Red Raiders, a victory over Texas clinched the Jayhawks' fifth-straight conference title and a 14-2 record in conference.

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for March 11, 2009

We'll see plenty of sunshine throughout the day, but cooler temperatures hang tough as we top out around 35. North winds of 10-20 mph. Overnight, we're looking at mostly clear skies. Lows around 18.

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Commuter forecast, March 11, 2009

Temperatures in some places this morning are almost 20 degrees below normal. No delays are expected at MCI this morning.

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Tornado etched into Topeka's memory

Topekans watched on June 8, 1966 as an F5 tornado descended on the heart of the city.

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The building

The National Weather Center opened in 2006 on a 22-acre site on the south campus of the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla.

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Storm Prediction Center

There are about 30 forecasters who work in the Storm Prediction Center. They are responsible for issuing tornado and severe storm watches in the 48 contiguous states.

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Forecaster's job

There are four positions in the Storm Prediction Center. They are the lead forecaster, outlook forecaster, main mesoscale forecaster and assistant mesoscale forecaster. The lead forecaster approves each tornado or severe storm watch.

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Observation deck

Researchers, forecasters and students get the unique opportunity to view storms from the seventh floor of the National Weather Center.

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Science On a Sphere

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration primarily uses the 6-foot diameter sphere as an education and outreach tool.

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Toto isn't in Kansas

The National Weather Center displays the Totable Tornado Observatory on its first floor. The movie "Twister" was based on the 300-pound barrel that was used to collect data on tornadoes.

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Vehicle bay

Researchers use a variety of vehicles equipped with technology to collect data. The vehicles are kept at the National Weather Center.

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Part One

"In the Eye of the Storm," part one.

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Part Two

"In the Eye of the Storm," Part two

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Part Three

"In the Eye of the Storm," Part three.

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Part Four

"In the Eye of the Storm," part four.

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