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KU, Jayhawks featured on CBS' 'Early Show' in Greensburg


![][1] Sunday marks the first anniversary of the massive tornado that wrecked Greensburg, and the CBS "Early Show" is in town this week showcasing the revival that's going on there.As part of this morning's episode, CBS spoke with Kansas University architecture professor Dan Rockhill, who is leading a group of graduate students in building the new 5.4.7 Arts Center ([see some of our previous coverage][2]). The building is equipped with solar panels, wind turbines and other features to help it achieve a [LEED][3] Platinum rating, the highest available in the United States.The 5.4.7. Arts Center is the first public building to be re-opened in Greensburg and is expected to be completed by Sunday. The students have been living in Pratt for the past month and a half as they put the building together.[You can view the art center segment here.][4]In addition to featuring "green" projects in Greensburg, CBS is also recognizing signs of revival and strength in the community. The basketball team, which while playing all road games made a run to the state basketball tournament, was featured this morning.As part of gifts CBS is giving the community, the network brought in Jayhawk basektball players Sasha Kaun, Darnell Jackson, Jeremy Case, all seniors who have played their last college game, as well as assistant coach Danny Manning and athletic director Lew Perkins."Any time you can put together a season that's one of the best in your program's history, it's special," Manning said. This state tournament run is the best in Greensburg High's history.CBS also purchased warm-ups and other KU paraphernalia to distribute to members of the basketball team. During the show, the CBS hosts made a point to say they purchased this merchandise because if KU's athletic department had it would have constituted an NCAA rules violation.[You can view the basketball segment here.][5] [1]: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2008/04/30/Project_804_04302008_t640.jpg?a6ea3ebd4438a44b86d2e9c39ecf7613005fe067 [2]: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2008/mar... [3]: http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CategoryID=19 [4]: http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml?id=4057730n&channel=/sections/earlyshow/videoplayer500202.shtml [5]: http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml?id=4057741n&channel=/sections/earlyshow/videoplayer500202.shtml


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