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AAA Offers Online Fuel Price Finder

Triple-A says that the average Labor Day weekend vacation is estimated to cost over $700 this year. High gas prices can contribute to an expensive weekend, but Triple-A spokesman Jim Hanni (HANEY) says there is an easy way to find the cheapest gas.

Triple-A's fuel price finder tracks gasoline costs throughout Kansas, but also nationwide. For more information, visit triple-a-dot-com.

AAA Monitoring Labor Day Gas Prices

Labor Day weekend is always a popular time for taking a road trip...but high gas prices can make even a short vacation pricey. In this economy, when every bit of savings helps, Triple-A spokesman Jim Hanni (HANEY) says his organization has been monitoring prices all around the state of Kansas to help travelers get the most bang for their buck.

anni (HANEY) says that Triple-A is predicting more than 27 million Americans will be driving to their destinations over this 3-day weekend.

AAA Offers Labor Day Travel Advice on Fuel Efficiency

An estimated 27 million Americans hit the road this Labor Day weekend, and most are probably interested in getting every last mile out of each tank of gas. Triple-A spokesman Jim Hanni (HANEY) says there are some very simple ways to improve gas mileage.

Triple-A estimates that travelers will spend an average of $702 on their Labor Day holidays...which is just one more reason to cut fuel costs wherever it's possible.

Former Astronaut Teaches KU Course on Extra-Terrestrial Life

Students at the University of Kansas can take a course on the study of extra-terrestrial life, taught by a former NASA astronaut. Professor Steve Hawley, who's been to space on five different shuttle missions, says part of the course work includes a discussion on UFOs.

KU is one of only three institutions in the country where students can earn a minor degree in astrobiology.

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