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Videos for June 29, 2010

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Group working to thwart smoking ban

With a statewide ban on smoking set to go into effect in the next few days, a group of local business owners is doing what it can to help stop the ban from taking effect. The ban would prohibit new establishments from having indoor smoking sections.

Published on June 29, 2010

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Fire breaks out at vacant complex

Firefighters battled a fire that broke out Tuesday at a vacant apartment complex. The fire was reported about 7:30 p.m.

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Emergency crews practice disaster response

Emergency crews spent time Tuesday practicing for certain disaster situations. Volunteers helped the crews prepare to deal with several hazardous material situations.

Published on June 29, 2010

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Semi gets stuck on Lawrence roundabout

A semi-truck that bottomed out on a roundabout curb had to get help from a tow truck Tuesday. Area residents say it is not the first time it has happened.

Published on June 29, 2010

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School board faces tough decisions

The Lawrence school board must face some tough decisions if it's wants to deal with the difficult budget situation. The board is currently planning to discuss raising property taxes to avoid additional school cuts.

Published on June 29, 2010

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KU Public Safety unveils crime map

The KU Public Safety Office this week unveiled a new crime mapping tool. The new system will help keep the public better informed.

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Prime real estate up for grabs

A 155 acre piece of land near Lecompton is going up for auction. The land will most likely be used for industrial purposes.

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Short-term meters available downtown

Several 15-minute parking meters are being put to use downtown starting Wednesday. The 15 minutes can be paid for with a single quarter.

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Overnight weather for June 30, 2010

The evening will once again be cool and comfortable. With temperatures in the 60s and only a light breeze, the overnight weather should set up a cool day Wednesday as well.

Published on June 29, 2010

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Tour of Lawrence rolling into town

The second annual Tour of Lawrence is set to roll into town. The event will feature bike racers from across the country and will have races around Lawrence, including the KU campus and downtown.

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Hoglund Ballpark getting summer makeover

The KU baseball field is getting a new field surface this summer. The new renovation is just one in a list of recent improvements for the ballpark.

Published on June 29, 2010

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Marcus Morris unsure of NBA future

Marcus Morris, the top returning scorer and rebounder for the Jayhawks, says he's not sure whether he'll leave for the NBA after next season. Marcus says he wants to graduate from KU.

Published on June 29, 2010

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Speaker talks about living in poverty

A national speaker was in Douglas County Tuesday talking about living in poverty. About 120 area residents attended the three-hour workshop.

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New seat belt fine kicking in

This month, law enforcement officers started pulling over drivers simply for not wearing a seat belt. Starting tomorrow, they'll be able to assess a fine as well.

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Emergency response teams test preparedness

Twelve Douglas County emergency response agencies participated in a full-scale disaster exercise Tuesday morning to test the county’s Local Emergency Operations Plan.

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for June 29, 2010

Clear skies and low humidity will continue overnight with lows falling into the upper 50s to lower 60s. The sunny, comfortable trend continues for Wednesday, with highs gradually warming by the end of the week.

Published on June 29, 2010

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Commuter Forecast for June 29, 2010

It should be a very nice evening for commuting, with only the typical delays expected.

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Sights and Sounds of the Lavender Harvest

Experience the sights and ambient sounds of the lavender harvest, Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Jack and Kathy Wilson's farm just south of Clinton Lake.

Published on June 29, 2010

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for June 29, 2010

Mostly sunny skies, low humidity and highs in the lower to middle 80s for your Tuesday. Clear skies and low humidity will continue overnight with lows falling into the upper 50s to lower 60s.

Published on June 29, 2010

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Commuter forecast for June 29, 2010

The temperatures will be comfortable as you make your way into work this Tuesday morning. Routine road work should only present minor delays.

Published on June 29, 2010