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KU convocation kicks off new school year
The annual event was the first for new provost Jeffrey Vitter.
Published on August 18, 2010
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.
Douglas County residents say taxes shouldn't have been raised
Residents say Douglas County commissioners should have tried to keep taxes down.
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.
MagnaGro could face more violations
Three people were inside the building that was recently condemned by the city.
State treasurer selling unclaimed property
Included in the items being sold are gold bars and collectible coins.
Lawrence residents challenged to eat local
More than 400 Lawrence residents are participating in this week's challenge.
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.
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.
Overnight weather for August 19, 2010
Temperatures will climb back up to the 90s tomorrow after a comfortable night in the mid-60s.
Wizards soccer player helps collect donations
The Wizards' leading scorer helped a local high school soccer player collect donations for children in Sierra Leone.
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.
Lawrence resident selected to be on Team USA for World Special Olympics
Brady Tanner will travel to Greece for Team USA as a powerlifter.
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.
State rounds up 42 parole violators
State officials said that there could be as many as 185 parolees not following the rules in Kansas.
Gas leak evacuates portion of Mass Street
A gas line behind Arensberg shut down a portion of the street.
Education leader warns of more financial woes in schools
A financial expert is predicting revenue gaps for schools.
Restoration of train depot could go off track
A federal grant was denied to help pay for the restoration of the depot.
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.
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.
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.
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