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Videos for August 18, 2010

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KU convocation kicks off new school year

The annual event was the first for new provost Jeffrey Vitter.

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Freshmen explore campus before first day of classes

Many freshmen were taking tours to find their class locations and getting settled in before their first year at Kansas University.

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Douglas County residents say taxes shouldn't have been raised

Residents say Douglas County commissioners should have tried to keep taxes down.

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29-year-old man in court on charges of child rape, other charges

The man is accused of raping a 6-year-old girl he knew. A family member also found a DVD of child pornography in his belongings.

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MagnaGro could face more violations

Three people were inside the building that was recently condemned by the city.

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State treasurer selling unclaimed property

Included in the items being sold are gold bars and collectible coins.

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Lawrence residents challenged to eat local

More than 400 Lawrence residents are participating in this week's challenge.

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Busker Festival returns to Lawrence this weekend

The festival, the city's third, is expected to attract more than 30 street performers and will last Friday through Sunday.

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Flu season is around the corner, and health agencies are ready

Health agencies don't have the added pressure of dealing with H1N1 vaccinations this year.

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Overnight weather for August 19, 2010

Temperatures will climb back up to the 90s tomorrow after a comfortable night in the mid-60s.

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Wizards soccer player helps collect donations

The Wizards' leading scorer helped a local high school soccer player collect donations for children in Sierra Leone.

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C.J. Henry, Chase Buford leave KU basketball team

Buford will stay at KU to pursue a degree, but Henry will leave to continue playing basketball.

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Lawrence resident selected to be on Team USA for World Special Olympics

Brady Tanner will travel to Greece for Team USA as a powerlifter.

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KU tight end hoping to see the ball more often

Junior Tim Biere is KU's starting tight end and is hoping that a new offense will work his position into the game more often.

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State rounds up 42 parole violators

State officials said that there could be as many as 185 parolees not following the rules in Kansas.

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Gas leak evacuates portion of Mass Street

A gas line behind Arensberg shut down a portion of the street.

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Education leader warns of more financial woes in schools

A financial expert is predicting revenue gaps for schools.

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Restoration of train depot could go off track

A federal grant was denied to help pay for the restoration of the depot.

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LMH preparing for health reform

The hospital is working to prepare for the changes coming with federal health reform. It expects the challenge to be in primary care.

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for Aug. 18, 2010

A light southeast wind will develop later today and strengthen for Thursday. Continued sunshine and breezy south winds between 10 and 20 mph will lead to a much warmer afternoon for Thursday. Highs will return to the middle 90s.

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Commuter forecast for August 18, 2010

Watch out for some patchy fog this morning that will turn into sun, and temperatures in the upper 60s.

Published on August 18, 2010