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Videos for January 16, 2012

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Cadillac, guide dog in training

Debbie Tegethoff, trainer for KSDS, an assistance dog training center in Washington, Kan., shows of Cadillac, a black labrador who's almost ready to head out into the world as a guide dog. The dogs spend about two years with volunteer puppy raisers, and then come back to KSDS for the final portion of their training. Check the LJWorld for a full feature on KSDS this weekend.

Published on January 16, 2012

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Guide dog in action

Bill Dain and his guide dog Kircaldy have been matched since February. Kircaldy is the third dog Dain's received from KSDS, a Washington, Kan.-based assistance training center. The dogs have helped Dain manage a food service business in Topeka. Visitors to the fifth floor of the Landon State Building can find Kircaldy resting on a doggy bed on any given weekday. Check the LJWorld this weekend for a full feature on KSDS.

Published on January 16, 2012

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Where they make assistance dogs

Since 1990, KSDS in Washington, Kan., has raised and trained more than 400 assistance dogs, which have been sent out to people in 32 states. The dogs are provided to those with disabilities free of charge. Check the LJWorld this weekend for a full feature on KSDS.

Published on January 16, 2012

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The 'Puppy Raiser'

Every day, Lawrence woman Nancy Giossi brings McLaren, a 2-year-old golden retriever, to work at the KU Department of Continuing Education. McLaren is the fourth dog Giossi — known as a "puppy raiser" — has raised for KSDS in Washington, Kan., where the dog will be trained to be an assistance dog. Check the LJWorld this weekend for a full feature on KSDS.

Published on January 16, 2012

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Susan Wachter talks about how she met her husband

Susan Wachter, the retiring chief financial officer at Kansas Athletics, talks about how she met her husband on a blind date.

Published on January 16, 2012