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12:00 a.m.
Kellam D. Jones, 16, as pictured in a 2006 yearbook photo from Central Junior High School. Attorney requests Del. Street shooting suspect be tried as juvenile
August 28, 2008 in print edition on 1A
During a Thursday morning hearing, prosecutors said a botched robbery for drugs and money at an east Lawrence home resulted in the June 7 death of a 20-year-old Baker University student and one 18-year-old robbery suspect. But Craig Stancliffe, a defense attorney for Kellam D. Jones, hopes to convince District Judge Michael Malone that Jones should be tried as a juvenile in the case.
12:30 a.m.
Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., applauds before giving his acceptance speech Thursday at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Obama accepts nod
August 29, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Surrounded by an enormous, adoring crowd, Barack Obama promised a clean break from the “broken politics in Washington and the failed policies of George W. Bush” Thursday night as he embarked on the final lap of his audacious bid to become the nation’s first black president.
6:00 a.m.
Supporters of Barack Obama, from left, Katrina Connor, Don Low and Diane Low, all of Lawrence, applaud as the Illinois senator is introduced Thursday during the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Hundreds of local Obama supporters gathered at a party at Liberty Hall to see him accept his party's presidential nomination. Jubilant supporters fill Liberty Hall
August 29, 2008 in print edition on 8A
As Barack Obama took to the stage Thursday night in Denver to formally accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, Liberty Hall was filled with hundreds of his Lawrence supporters along with their deafening sounds of jubilation. The Douglas County Democratic Party played host to a watch party for people to celebrate together history in the making.
10:00 a.m.
Recycling effort at KU football games boosts charities
August 29, 2008 in print edition on 3A
When KU wins, local charities win. That’s the game plan for folks at Cans for the Community, an organization whose members line up in parking lots, streets and yards near Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium in search of aluminum cans for recycling.
2:00 p.m.
Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin delivers her speech as Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., introduces her as his Vice Presidential running mate Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 at the Ervin J. Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio. AP: McCain taps Alaska governor as VP running mate
9:50 a.m., August 29, 2008 Updated 12:40 p.m.
John McCain tapped little-known Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate, two senior campaign officials told The Associated Press on Friday.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence's Climate Protection Task Force is looking at Kansas City, Mo., for some ideas on ways to be more green in city development. One notable project in KCMO near 12th and Walnut Streets is a green roof on top of a three-floor parking garage. Pictured at  bottom left of center is a grass park area and at bottom right an area recently planted with a sedum ground cover. Kansas City gaining reputation as green city; Lawrence to study its efforts
August 29, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Kansas City is known for its barbecue, jazz, fountains and Royals baseball. It’s increasingly becoming known for its efforts to be green. The National Geographic Green Guide ranked it 25th out of all 251 metropolitan areas with populations of at least 100,000, based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Jayhawk journey
Getting to Kansas University football games probably won’t be half the fun.
August 29, 2008 in print edition on A10
Providing free parking and shuttle service from downtown Lawrence to Memorial Stadium on Kansas University game days is a great idea, but it comes with a certain amount of irony attached.