Archive for Monday, September 1, 2008

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On the street
Photo galleries
September 2008 Reader Weather Photos Friends and Neighbors, September 2008 KU soccer vs. Auburn KU in Canada: Day 2
Will picking Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate help or hurt Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign?

Poll results

Response Percent
It will hurt.
It will help.
Not sure.
Total 1652

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
The fall harvest season is near and large machinery hauling corn and soybeans will soon be hitting county and city roads to take the crops to area grain elevators. Drivers should be alert and patient when they find themselves behind the slower machinery. Pat Ross, left, and Kent Nunemaker, owners of Nunemaker-Ross Farms Inc., say the driving is just as tense for the farmers as it is for other motorists on the road, and they try to limit their time on city roads. Traffic conflicts increase as harvest season gets under way
September 1, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Believe it or not, Pat Ross is thinking of you when he perches high in his driver’s seat, slips the vehicle into gear and motors out onto the Kansas River bridge from North Lawrence. At 22 miles per hour. “I normally just take the center of the bridge, so they don’t have room to pass,” Ross said, with a guarded chuckle. “It’s just safer that way. It’s safer not to pass on that bridge.” Rest assured, he’s not kidding.
12:00 p.m.
Kansas University students pick up textbooks last week at the KU Bookstore in the Kansas Union. From left are sophomores Stephanie Hermreck, Ottawa, Diana Kaepplinger, Chicago, and Erin Stork, Topeka. Students navigate expensive, changing landscape of textbooks
September 1, 2008 in print edition on 3A
One week into classes at Kansas University, Nick McCoy has spent around $800 on books. “You need money to do stuff. You need money to go out,” the Overland Park junior said. “But you’ve got to pay for textbooks first. You can’t just show up without the textbooks.” McCoy isn’t alone. Many students still feel the pressure of expensive textbooks.
5:00 p.m.
Jerry Totten completes a mail delivery at Mark's Jewelers, 817 Mass. Totten is Lawrence's only full-time, walking mail carrier, and his route includes most of downtown. Walking ahead: Postal carrier overcomes polio, accident to deliver mail
September 1, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Jerry Totten, 51, is a survivor. He’s defied death on two occasions and is Lawrence’s only remaining full-time, walking mail carrier. He admits he’s lucky to be walking at all.

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Dark Knight’ reaches $500M
September 1, 2008 in print edition on B6
Batman’s rich alter-ego Bruce Wayne has added half a billion dollars to his riches.