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Videos for April 9, 2010

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Shelter discussion scheduled for Tuesday

The city's homeless shelter could move to a new location in east Lawrence near the Douglas County jail, but nearby residents have started a petition against it. The city commission will discuss the matter Tuesday.

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Douglas County district court closed today for budgetary reasons

The closure was one of four scheduled closures mandated by the state to save money. The other closures will be on April 16, April 23 and May 7.

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Eudora meat company to close after 50 years

The Pyle Meat Co. has been a family operation since it opened, but a drop in jerky sales is forcing it to close.

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Community Blood Center to reopen

The center will operate on a Tuesday every other month from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will be in the Masonic Center on East 25th Street.

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USD 497 releases survey for community input

The district wants the community's help on how to spend federal funding it received. It wants to improve the career and technology education programs.

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Eudora school board to shorten school year

The decision will lengthen school days by 15 minutes or more, but save the district $100,000 per year. It will also charge a $100 fee for any child attending kindergarten.

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Overnight weather for April 9, 2010

Expect it to be humid tonight with a high of 78 degrees tomorrow. Lawrence will see clear skies tomorrow but could see winds from the south.

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Topeka Fritos plant receives environmental award

The potato chip plant has cut its water usage in half in addition to other environmental achievements. The plant earned gold LEED certification.

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Advisory released for Kansas air quality

Because so many people are burning their fields now, the KDHE released an advisory warning of poor air quality.

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Despite delays, new LHS stadium appreciated

The opening was delayed 11 days, but people enjoy the new stadium at LHS. It's still missing a few things, such as dugouts, and no completion date has been set.

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Toben Opurum back to KU football practice

Sophomore Opurum missed the Jayhawks' final game versus the Tigers last season because of a leg injury, but he's now back to practice.

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Farmers' market opens Saturday morning

The market will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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KU spring football - Turner Gill

KU football coach Turner Gill talks to the media Thursday about spring practice. Gill discussed the state of the Kansas defense.

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for April 9, 2010

Clear skies and a south wind will bring our overnight temperature to a very comfortable 47°. Lots of sunshine will continue for Saturday afternoon as our high tops out at 76° with a south wind near 10-20 mph.

Published on April 9, 2010

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Commuter forecast for April 9, 2010

It will be a dry morning, but expect smoke leftover from prairie fires if you're traveling west. You might see delays on highway 24, and don't forget, exit 204 to I-70 is closed.

Published on April 9, 2010