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Videos for April 21, 2010

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Overnight weather for April 22, 2010

The streak of mild evenings continues with mostly clear skies overnight. Temperatures will hang in the 50s before jumping to the 70s Thursday.

Published on April 21, 2010

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MADD pushing drunk driving prevention

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is pushing for a bill to be passed that would require some people to submit to breath tests before leaving bars. The bill passed in the House of Representatives.

Published on April 21, 2010

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German program being cut from schools

In an attempt to help cut the budget deficit, German will no longer be offered to ninth graders in junior high schools. Some worry the cuts will eliminate the language from the school district completely.

Published on April 21, 2010

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Woman cited in Louise's West accident

A KU student was issued a citation for crashing into the Lawrence bar early Sunday morning. Damage from the incident caused the establishment to close while it worked on repairs.

Published on April 21, 2010

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Downtown business victim of burglary

Mass Street Music in downtown Lawrence was burglarized late Tuesday night. It is the fourth local business to be hit by burglars this week.

Published on April 21, 2010

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Local volunteers honored at banquet

Community volunteers were honored during an awards ceremony at the United Way banquet Wednesday. Several of the recipients have worked extensively with the Boys and Girls Club in town.

Published on April 21, 2010

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Gray-Little inauguration cost revealed

The bills are in for KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little's inauguration. The events leading up to and including the ceremony cost more than $40,000.

Published on April 21, 2010

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1970 tensions turn to violence

Racial tensions came to a point 40 years ago when two youths were shot and killed by police officers. Living relatives still remember the events as a major turning point in Lawrence history.

Published on April 21, 2010

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KU baseball takes border showdown

Kansas clashed with Missouri at Kauffman Stadium Wednesday for the annual border showdown. The Jayhawks come away with a 1-0 victory.

Published on April 21, 2010

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Stuckey ready for NFL draft

Former Jayhawk Darrell Stuckey is ready for the upcoming NFL draft. The former Kansas standout will be a pro by the end of the weekend.

Published on April 21, 2010

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Two lady Jayhawks transferring

Two members of the KU women's basketball team will not be on the team next year. The two Jayhawks are transferring out, taking with them two points and two rebounds per game.

Published on April 21, 2010

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City adding new fire trucks

The city of Lawrence will be adding two new fire trucks to its fleet. The trucks will take about a year to build and deliver.

Published on April 21, 2010

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Shelter vote not end of issue

The plan to move the homeless shelter to an unoccupied warehouse near the Douglas County Jail won a key victory at the City Commission meeting Tuesday. The plan still faces much opposition, despite the 5-0 vote that allowed a special-use permit to be issued.

Published on April 21, 2010

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Man cited in Taco Bell accident

A man was cited Wednesday after reportedly running an SUV into the Taco Bell on 23rd Street. The vehicle was located Wednesday afternoon.

Published on April 21, 2010

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Soda advocates lobby against tax

Soda bottlers and distributors lobbied against a proposed tax on sugary drinks. The tax would add one cent for every teaspoon of sugar in beverages.

Published on April 21, 2010

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LMH audit shows hospital healthy

An audit of Lawrence Memorial Hospital showed the facility is financially healthy. The audit showed growing revenues and expenses for the local facility.

Published on April 21, 2010

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Board member urges sex ed revision

Vanessa Sanburn of the Lawrence School Board is asking them to take a look at how the subject is covered in the district policy document. Sanburn said the way the subject is addressed now is good, but wants the board to look at the language of the matter.

Published on April 21, 2010

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German student's trip home delayed thanks to volcano

German college student Sophia Schuster is looking forward to a long trip home after being stranded in Lawrence for nearly a week thanks to the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland.

Published on April 21, 2010

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Meet Jenny Ray

Jenny Ray McGee, a 2007 Lawrence High graduate, has been in and out of hospitals her entire life, the victim of a genetic condition, currently undiagnosed. Jon Goering video

Published on April 21, 2010

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for April 21, 2010

Temperatures remain mild overnight, with lows dipping into the lower 50s. Scattered showers and storms will be possible once again Thursday, with the best chance later in the day and overnight.

Published on April 21, 2010

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Commuter Forecast for April 21, 2010

There is a chance for showers this afternoon, which could slow the evening drive down.

Published on April 21, 2010

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Officers locate vehicle that potentially struck Taco Bell

Lawrence police have found the vehicle that may have struck Taco Bell, 1408 West 23rd St., around 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Published on April 21, 2010

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for April 21, 2010

Mostly cloudy skies for your Wednesday, with a slight chance for light rain/drizzle through the beginning of the day. A few breaks in the clouds will be possible, allowing temperatures to warm into the middle 60s, possibly even the upper 60s if we see enough breaks in the clouds.

Published on April 21, 2010

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Commuter forecast for April 21, 2010

There is a chance it's going to be a little drizzly this morning for the commute. Other than the light rain though, there shouldn't be any major traffic concerns.

Published on April 21, 2010

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Wellcommons: Localizing your health

There are several national sites out there with information valuable to your personal health. But what about the overall well-being in your neck of the woods? With Wellcommons, your community is the focal point.

Published on April 21, 2010

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Wellcommons: Accessible to your community

Janelle Martin, with the Community Health Improvement Parternership, says a strength of Wellcommons is the ability to easily reach out to an audience interested in community health.

Published on April 21, 2010

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Wellcommons: A healthy conversation

Wellcommons is a tool not only for journalists to tell a story, but for the community to tell its own.

Published on April 21, 2010