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Videos for January 19, 2010

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Overnight weather for January 19, 2010

The fog has finally lifted but there may be some showers on the way tonight. Expect temperatures to stay in the mid-to-high 30s as we move toward a warmer weekend.

Published on January 19, 2010

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Parents, residents oppose closing schools

Parents in the Lawrence school district don't want to see any of the local elementary schools close. The reality may be that some area schools will close to save money in the face of impending budget cuts.

Published on January 19, 2010

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City moving forward with airport project

The city made a preliminary agreement Tuesday to move forward with a $1.9 million project to extend the sewer system to the Lawrence Municipal Airport. City leaders believe the project would help attract more businesses to the area.

Published on January 19, 2010

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City trees trimmed to preserve power

City crews were working Tuesday to cut down trees around Watson Park. The project will help ensure power lines are not damaged by overhanging branches.

Published on January 19, 2010

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Alcohol abuse on the rise

The number of alcohol abuse cases seen at Lawrence Memorial Hospital has been on the rise the last few years. Doctors. Alcohol awareness programs and policies have been a little more aggressive since the alcohol-related deaths of two KU students in 2009.

Published on January 19, 2010

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Tonganoxie honors handed out

Top community honors were awarded in Tonganoxie Tuesday. The community has been greatly involved in helping its residents during the past year.

Published on January 19, 2010

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Local group has homeowners in mind

A local nonprofit organization is working to get some first-time homeowners into a newly-renovated house. The group is selling the house cheap on the condition that when the owners leave they also sell the place at an affordable price.

Published on January 19, 2010

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Lady Chieftains upend Cardinals

The Tonganoxie girls basketball team advanced to the semifinal of the annual Tonganoxie Invitational tournament. Tonganoxie won 48-40.

Published on January 19, 2010

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Tonganoxie boys beat Jeff West

The Tonganoxie boys basketball team beat Jeff West handily Tuesday. The Chieftains won the contest 60-50.

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Cardinals crush Wolves

The Eudora boys basketball team took it to Don Bosco early and often Tuesday. The Cardinals won 60-32.

Published on January 19, 2010

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Firebirds fall to Trojans

Free State High's girls basketball team couldn't keep up with the inside play of Topeka. The Firebirds dropped the contest 36-45.

Published on January 19, 2010

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Seabury scoots by McLouth

The Seahawks took the game against the Bulldogs to the wire. Seabury was eventually victorious, 53-50.

Published on January 19, 2010

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Marcus Morris making most of minutes

Marcus Morris has been rising to the occasion ever since being benched by head coach Bill Self. He has been more aggressive going to the basket and defending and his numbers have reflected his level of effort.

Published on January 19, 2010

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Watson Park trees trimmed

Crews hired by Westar Energy cut down seven large trees along the eastern edge of Buford M. Watson Jr. Park, clearing the way for the planting of new trees.

Published on January 19, 2010

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for Jan. 19, 2010

A drizzle to light rain will be possible as we head into the afternoon, with better rain chances arriving tonight. Lows tonight only fall into the middle 30s. Rain continues into Wednesday with highs in the lower 40s.

Published on January 19, 2010

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Commuter Forecast for Jan. 19, 2010

Patchy fog is likely, with visibility a problem in some low-lying areas. The fog may slow the commute, but drive times should still be relatively normal.

Published on January 19, 2010

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for Jan. 19, 2010

Dense fog continues yet again today. Expect mostly cloudy skies, winds from the east at 5 to 10 mph and highs into the upper 30s.

Published on January 19, 2010

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Commuter forecast for January 19, 2010

There will be dense fog on the drive this morning limiting visibility in places to less than a quarter-mile. Use your low beam and give yourself some extra space as you travel safely this Tuesday.

Published on January 19, 2010