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12:00 a.m.
Russell Dettmer, a Kansas University junior and second-year member of the KU Marching Jayhawks, tries on his uniform Friday in Murphy Hall. Interest in marching band has increased dramatically this year on the heels of stellar seasons in football and men's basketball. Musicians jump on the KU bandwagon
August 16, 2008 in print edition on 1A
For the first time in a decade, the small but proud contingent of Marching Jayhawks has exceeded 200 members. Scott Weiss, Kansas University director of bands, said he was thrilled to see such a positive turnout. The Marching Jayhawks band, which has lagged behind other Big 12 schools in the number of students, had 239 show up for registration Friday. Last year, 177 musicians were in the athletic bands. Weiss has his theories for the increase.
12:00 p.m.
Construction crews tend to a bridgeless exit 202 on Friday in western Lawrence. In about two weeks, commuting KU football fans coming from Kansas City and fans headed back toward Topeka won't be able to use exits at the West Lawrence interchange to get to where they're going. Traffic officials brace for first game-day blitz
August 15, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Hundreds of motorists will need to call a game-day audible as they enter and exit Lawrence for Kansas University’s season-opening football game, now just two weeks away.
5:00 p.m.
A Kenyan girl arrives to be treated at a clinic in Maai Mahiu. Healing touch: Kansans playing ‘huge’ role in Kenyan missions
August 16, 2008 in print edition on 1D
Even after four trips to Kenya, the realities don’t get any easier for Dr. Steve Segebrecht. “It certainly is emotional to tell a 7-year-old and her mother the child is HIV-positive,” the Lawrence resident says. Emotional, and difficult - but also important. Segebrecht is medical director for Comfort the Children International, an organization that provides medical, educational and community development support for the Rift Valley region of Kenya.
10:00 p.m.
Traffic 101: KU freshmen must follow rules of road
August 16, 2008 in print edition on 5A
Kansas University students this year will find a fresh set of traffic challenges in Lawrence, including stop signs posted at entrances to campus and along major roadways at the edge of Mount Oread.And for everyone else? Well, just watch out for the student drivers.

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Students adapt to text-message alert system
Emergency notifications among steps KU taking to increase security on campus
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A8
Kansas University continues to fine-tune its emergency messaging system.
Political fever spreads on campus
Upcoming election inspires students to volunteer, educate, register to vote
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A24
On a cold morning in late December, Jonathan Simon put on a winter coat, draped a scarf around his neck and pulled on thick socks before heading out to trudge through the streets of Ames, Iowa.
Extensive construction under way
Student Recreation Fitness Center addition should be completed next month
August 16, 2008 in print edition on A32
Research labs, sports facilities and other campus buildings are slated for construction or renovation in the 2008-2009 school year.