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12:00 a.m.
KU graduate student Brandon Gwilliam holds his daughter McKensie at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, shortly after she was diagnosed with leukemia. Light the Night readies to float cancer awareness downtown
September 26, 2008 in print edition on 5A
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is hoping for a bright evening Saturday in downtown Lawrence. Its fifth annual Light the Night fundraiser begins at 6 p.m. in South Park with a carnival-like atmosphere. There will be children’s games, food and entertainment.
6:00 a.m.
Republican presidential Nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, and Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., meet for their first debate at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. Foreign policy was the main focus of the first presidential debate. McCain, Obama argue over war, taxes in first debate
September 26, 2008 in print edition on 1A
John McCain accused Barack Obama of compiling “the most liberal voting record in the United States Senate” Friday night in an intense first debate of their close campaign for the White House. The Democrat shot back, “Mostly that’s just me opposing George Bush’s wrong-headed policies.”
10:00 a.m.
Approximately 230 people watched the first presidential debate at Abe and Jake's Landing on Friday night. The watch party was hosted by the Kansas Democratic Party. Residents’ viewpoints vary over presidential debate
September 27, 2008 in print edition on 7A
Lawrence residents were across the board on reactions to Friday’s presidential debate. Some were bored, and an undecided voter was swayed one direction. Overall, many said U.S. Senator John McCain was more forceful than Senator Barack Obama, but that wasn’t a favorable attribute for some.
2:00 p.m.
Lori Nation, left, mother of Tori Hawk, a sophomore at Lawrence High School, right,  picks her daughter up at school Friday after she was told to go home and change her clothes.  Hawk had showed up for school dressed "bizarre-looking," according to a note from one of her teachers. Hawk said she was ordered to dress that way by seniors who were participating in an old prankster tradition called SWAS, which stands for "sophomores worship all seniors." LHS sophomore sent home for wearing ‘hazing’ outfit
September 26, 2008 in print edition on 1B
A Lawrence High School girl on Friday found herself caught between prankster-playing seniors and school administrators.
6:00 p.m.
Kansas University sophomore Allyson Shaw, Overland Park, takes a donated printer cartridge from Judy Farmer, office manager in the department of Latin American Studies at a Golden Key International Honor Society table Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 at Wescoe Beach. The money collected by Golden Key for recycling the printer cartridges and old cell phones will benefit a nonprofit called Kansas Africa Relief Inc., which was started by Shawnee senior Hannah Parkinson. Student starts charity to aid S. Africa
September 27, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Before arriving in South Africa, Kansas University senior Hannah Parkinson said she knew the facts.¢ Forty percent of the population is living on $1 per day or less.¢ Life expectancy is about age 43.¢ Five million people are HIV-positive.¢ There are about 420,000 children who have lost their parents to AIDS.

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