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Videos for July 8, 2010

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Overnight weather for July 9, 2010

There is a chance for showers early Thursday evening but those should taper off as the night wears on. Look for temperatures to rise Friday with nice weather coming with it.

Published on July 8, 2010

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Downtown fire sparks sprinkler discussion

A fire in downtown Lawrence this week has brought about more conversations about the safety of the main tourist street in town in the event of a fire. A number of downtown businesses do not have sprinkler systems, which can cost more than $20,000.

Published on July 8, 2010

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KU student awarded for work in green chemistry

A KU doctoral student earned a national award for his work in green chemistry. Madhav Ghanta, a 24-year-old student from India, was one of two people to win the award.

Published on July 8, 2010

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County commission considering property tax hike

The Douglas County commission is considering a proposal that would raise property taxes. The extra money would help restore funds cut from social services.

Published on July 8, 2010

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Report calls for closer eye on water, sewer fees

A report from auditors is calling for city leaders to keep a closer eye on water and sewer rates in Lawrence. The report questions whether the city is doing enough to monitor how the fees are spent.

Published on July 8, 2010

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FDA issues health alert for local product

The Federal Drug Administration issued a public health alert in regard to a substance sold at downtown Lawrence's Sacred Journey store. The weight loss pill contains a substance that is detrimental to heart health.

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Lawrence woman ordered to stand trial

A Douglas County judge ordered a Lawrence woman to stand trial in a sex abuse case involving children. The case stems from incidents reported in June.

Published on July 8, 2010

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Fan bus had safety defects

The Cat Tracker bus associated with K-State fans has several safety defects, according to reports from an ongoing civil trial. A man died in 2006 while riding the bus in Lawrence.

Published on July 8, 2010

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Prison sentence begins in ticket scandal case

Lawrence man David Freeman was in federal custody Thursday in relation to his involvement with the KU athletic department ticket scandal. Freeman will serve an 18-month sentence.

Published on July 8, 2010

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Repaving set for 31st Street

A portion of 31st Street will get a makeover next month. The project is one of several planned for Lawrence streets in the next few years.

Published on July 8, 2010

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Irish teens celebrate Lawrence 4th of July

Teenagers from Northern Ireland spent a month in Lawrence with local teens, including the Fourth of July. The teens shared experiences and exchanged culture and accents.

Published on July 8, 2010

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Marcus Morris named to USA select team

Marcus Morris was one of 20 people selected to play on the USA men's select team. The college players will train against the USA national team.

Published on July 8, 2010

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Cactus preparing for summer league run

The Lawrence Cactus, made up of players from Free State High, Lawrence High and Eudora, is looking to make a deep run in the summer league's major tournament held in Topeka. The Cactus lost its most recent game 6-1.

Published on July 8, 2010

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Rare piano on loan to KU

A fancy piano that allows musicians to access a fuller range of musical expression is on loan to Kansas University. The piano will be on campus for one month as young musicians from across the country descend on Lawrence.

Published on July 8, 2010

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for July 8, 2010

Periods of showers and heavy rain are possible through the early evening and will likely taper off before midnight. Lows will drop to 67° with a north wind between 5-10 mph.

Published on July 8, 2010

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for July 8, 2010

A cold front will continue to slide through the area today. A weak disturbance riding along the front could spark off some showers and thunder storms this afternoon and evening, with the best chances favoring areas south of the Kansas Turnpike.

Published on July 8, 2010

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Commuter forecast for July 8, 2010

This morning will be cloudy and most of the rain will be south of the turnpike. We'll see temperatures in the 60s and 70s today and we're drying out heading toward the weekend.

Published on July 8, 2010