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Videos for October 22, 2009

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Evening weather forecast for October 22, 2009

The temperatures will be cooling into the upper 30s as the evening wears on. There's also a chance for some isolated storms and classic gusty Kansas winds throughout the night.

Published on October 22, 2009

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Former Lion relates military experiences

U.S. Army Capt. Sean Patton, a former LHS Lion and graduate of West Point, returned to Lawrence this week to talk with area students about his experiences in Iraq. Patton plans to train for special forces in North Carolina.

Published on October 22, 2009

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Local club closes doors

Club Axis in Lawrence has closed its doors after the city took it to court. The club was operating illegally and decided to close along with surrendering its liquor license.

Published on October 22, 2009

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KU considering new alcohol policy

KU officials are discussing a proposal that would allow them to enter dorm rooms without a warrant if underage drinking is suspected to be occurring. The policy comes on the heels of two recent drinking deaths at the university.

Published on October 22, 2009

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Drivers in double fatality accident both under influence

A toxicology report confirmed both drivers in the September 12 double-fatality accident on K-10 were under the influence. Both drivers were well over the legal limit when their vehicles hit head-on.

Published on October 22, 2009

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Leaders training for outbreak scenario

Leaders from Kansas and Oklahoma are training for a possible foot-and-mouth disease outbreak. The training is a necessary step in preparing to possibly host a Bio-defense facility in the state.

Published on October 22, 2009

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Experts discuss economic future

Economic experts spoke at a conference about the struggling economy. About 100 people gathered to learn about what the Kansas economic future might look like.

Published on October 22, 2009

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Tonganoxie approves land annexation

Tonganoxie city commissioners approved the annexation of seven acres of land. They hope the land will help with the city's future development.

Published on October 22, 2009

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Weather delays use of bridge

Turnpike officials wanted to use their new bridge Thursday but rainy conditions prevented that from happening. Officials hope to have traffic flowing on the bridge in time to help alleviate some KU game day congestion.

Published on October 22, 2009

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Injuries, praise highlight KU men's basketball media day

The KU men's basketball team held its media day Thursday. During the interviews players injuries were discussed and players were recognized for good performances.

Published on October 22, 2009

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Jayhawks look to bounce back against Sooners

Fresh of its first loss of the season, Kansas looks to bounce back against Oklahoma Saturday. The Jayhawks are not letting the Sooners' 3-3 overall record fool them.

Published on October 22, 2009

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Volleyball teams match up in showdown

Lawrence High and Free State took to the court against each other Thursday in the rivals' second meeting of the season. The Lions took the match in three straight games, evening the season series at one apiece.

Published on October 22, 2009

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Lawrence high schools to grapple on gridiron

The Firebirds and Lions will meet Friday to see who continues their run into the post-season. The Lions enter the contest without a regular-season victory.

Published on October 22, 2009

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One point decides junior high championship

The Junior High City Football Championship came down to a single point Thursday at Free State High School. The South Cougars claimed the title 14-13.

Published on October 22, 2009

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for Oct. 22, 2009

Expect mostly cloudy skies and wet conditions, with rain chances lingering overnight and lows falling into the upper 30s. A few sprinkles will remain possible Friday morning, with highs on Friday only in the middle to upper 40s.

Published on October 22, 2009

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Commuter Forecast for Oct. 22, 2009

Wet roadways will be the main concern on the drive home this afternoon.

Published on October 22, 2009

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for Oct. 22, 2009

Expect temperatures to start off mild, in the upper 50s to lower 60s, with winds from the south at 5 to 15 mph. As a cold front moves through the area, temperature will plummet throughout the day, leaving afternoon temperatures into the upper 40s and winds from the north at 15 to 25 mph, with stronger gusts.

Published on October 22, 2009

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Commuter Forecast for October 22, 2009

Expect wet roads and a few new lane changes and closures on the Kansas Turnpike on Thursday morning.

Published on October 22, 2009

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Teammate or coach: Who knows Danielle McCray better?

Who knows KU senior Danielle McCray better? Is it her teammate, Sade Morris, or her coach, Bonnie Henrickson? The teammate and coach battle it out for bragging rights at Big 12 women's media day, as they both try to predict McCray's answers to 10 questions.

Published on October 22, 2009

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LHS, Free State football players pay tribute to their grade schools, elementary schools — and even their pre-schools — in this pregame video

The Lawrence High Lions and Free State High Firebirds introduce their offensive and defensive units in a Monday Night Football-style video. LHS and Free State will square off in the 11th edition of the City Showdown at 7 p.m. Friday at FSHS.

Published on October 22, 2009

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City football showdown preview

Lawrence Journal-World high school sports editor Matt Tait discusses the upcoming Free State-Lawrence High game with D.J. Whetter of 6Sports.

Published on October 22, 2009