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Videos for August 19, 2010

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Water tastes strange because of algae, officials say

Algae in the Kansas River and Clinton Lake are to blame for musty-tasting water in Lawrence.

Published on August 19, 2010

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Overnight weather for August 20, 2010

We're looking at a mild night with temperatures around 65. Tomorrow we'll see temperatures in the 90s but some scattered showers.

Published on August 19, 2010

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Langston Hughes educator awarded teacher of the year

Leslie Ross, who taught second grade last year but is teaching first grade this year, earned the honor.

Published on August 19, 2010

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Advocates against death penalty screen film at Lawrence Arts Center

The organizers said mistakes land many in jail for crimes they didn't commit.

Published on August 19, 2010

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Lawrence woman killed in accident on K-10

The 23-year-old woman was in a head-on collision with a FedEx truck. She was wearing her seat belt.

Published on August 19, 2010

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One patient transported from bicycle accident on Bob Billings

Two bicyclist were riding down the street when they hit an uneven patch of pavement and crashed.

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400 million eggs recalled

Some of the eggs have been sold in Walgreens stores in Kansas.

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Lew Perkins won't be chairman of advisory board for Kansas Athletics Corporation

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little made the announcement. She said a faculty member would hold the position.

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First Kemper Awards given out

Today three professors were awarded the Kemper, the first few of 10 total.

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K-State students being housed in hotel

The school's dorms are full, so new freshmen are living in a hotel with a heated pool and maid service.

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Kale Pick named as starting KU quarterback

Pick got the coveted spot, and Toben Opurum will be switching from running back to linebacker.

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Local farm converts part of land into butterfly garden

Visitors to Pendleton's County Market can tag butterflies and participate in a scavenger hunt.

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Afternoon commuter forecast for August 19, 2010

There will be plenty of sun shining on the drive home today with temperatures in the 90s. There will be some minor traffic delays on I-70 from Lawrence to Topeka, otherwise expect some typical afternoon traffic.

Published on August 19, 2010

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Afternoon weather for August 19, 2010

With plenty of sun and temperatures in the mid 90s, it should be pleasant weather for the remainder of the afternoon. Storms are likely to move into the area overnight with showers possible.

Published on August 19, 2010

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Fatal crash on K-10

This video by LJWorld.com reader Brian Heili was taken about 8:40 a.m. Thursday. It shows the scene of a fatal accident on K-10 near Lexington Avenue. Heili's wife, Angela, submitted the video to LJWorld.com.

Published on August 19, 2010

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One injured in bicycle accident

One person was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Thursday morning after crashing his bicycle on a grassy hill. The patient's injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

Published on August 19, 2010

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6 Weather morning forecast for August 19, 2010

Get ready for lots of sun and only a few passing clouds this Thursday morning. Temperatures will be climbing into the 90s with gusting winds and an increase in humidity. It's expected to feel much hotter today than it has the last few.

Published on August 19, 2010

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Commuter forecast for August 19, 2010

We might see some fog this morning with temperatures in the mid-60s.

Published on August 19, 2010

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Kei Kamara: Soccer or futbol?

Kei Kamara, player for the Kansas City Wizards and the Sierra Leone national team, answers the important question: Soccer or football, er, futbol?

Published on August 19, 2010

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Kei Kamara: United States and the World Cup

Kei Kamara, player for the Kansas City Wizards and the Sierra Leone national team, assesses the chances of the United States landing a future World Cup.

Published on August 19, 2010

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Kei Kamara: Growing up in Sierra Leone

Kei Kamara, player for the Kansas City Wizards and the Sierra Leone national team, discusses what equipment he had growing up in Sierra Leone, and the generosity of donors now.

Published on August 19, 2010

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Kei Kamara: Why Sierra Leone?

Kei Kamara, player for the Kansas City Wizards and the Sierra Leone national team, answers another question: Why Sierra Leone?

Published on August 19, 2010

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Laurel Nagengast: When an international soccer star helps

Laurel Nagengast, a senior at Lawrence High School, explains what it's like to have an international soccer star lend a hand.

Published on August 19, 2010