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12:00 a.m.
Kansas University students Blair Tudas, Jeff Katz, Brad Stephenson and Lorenzo Murray lounge on a rooftop in the Oread Neighborhood during KU’s Stop Day May 8. KU enacting new alcohol policies to contend with buzz factor
August 18, 2009 in print edition on 1B
This year, when Marlesa Roney, vice provost for student success, talks to incoming students about Kansas University’s new parental notification law, she gets right to the point. “I say something to the effect that I anticipate some of them are aware that a student died of alcohol poisoning this spring and we don’t want it to happen again,” Roney said. “I’m really that blunt.”
6:00 a.m.
Kansas Highway Patrol troopers in 2009 seized nearly $27 million in drugs from the state’s highways, according to information obtained through an open records request. August one of wettest on record
August 20, 2009 in print edition on 1A
For all of you out there waiting for the tomatoes you’ve planted to turn from green to red, take heart in knowing it’s not your fault they haven’t ripened. It’s the weather.
10:00 a.m.
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little tries to quiet the audience after being introduced during the Kansas University 144th Opening Convocation at the Lied Center. Gray-Little stresses worth of pursuing education
August 20, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little on Wednesday reiterated her focus on graduation rates and fundraising and told KU community members to follow opportunities that presented themselves.
2:00 p.m.
Richard Holmgren performs a juggling act with 6-year-old Joey Wood, of Lawrence, and two bean sacks during Holmgren's performance at the 2008 Lawrence Busker Festival downtown. Performers to take to downtown streets this weekend
August 19, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Don’t be alarmed when you come across fire-eating, sword-swallowing and phonebook-ripping folks this weekend in downtown Lawrence.
6:00 p.m.
Ari Fish, Kansas City designer and contestant on Project Runway's season 6, in her Kansas City home and studio. Designer, interrupted
August 19, 2009
KC’s Ari Fish was one of the 16 designers who long ago taped season 6 of Project Runway, and has just had to wait — and wait — for it to see the light of day. The wait is about to come to an end though, as the first episode finally airs Thursday…

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Jury finds Pratt man not guilty
Physical evidence didn’t support prosecution’s case, attorney says
01:11 p.m., August 20, 2009 Updated 05:15 p.m. in print edition on A3
A Douglas County jury on Thursday acquitted a 21-year-old Pratt man of a charge that he raped a Kansas University student in March 2008.
Sports Briefs
August 20, 2009 in print edition on B2
News from sports around the globe.
Our town sports
August 20, 2009 in print edition on B6
Our town sports for August 19, 2009.
People in the news
August 20, 2009 in print edition on B8
People in the news for August 20, 2009.
Nations race to build electric cars
August 20, 2009 in print edition on B9
Forget that they’re cramped, have a limited driving range and outstrip the average consumer’s pocketbook.
New government study shows mercury in fish widespread
August 20, 2009 in print edition on A2
No fish can escape mercury pollution.
Contreras stalls Royals
August 20, 2009 in print edition on B6
Jose Contreras is ready for his favorite kind of six-pack.
NFL briefs
August 20, 2009 in print edition on B5
Venus and Serena Williams have found a new sport: pro football.