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12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Lawrence resident Gary Moulton reads a newspaper last week at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. The library's director would like to rearrange the library and add more space for teenagers. Library reorganization targets teens
September 2, 2008 in print edition on 1A
If 15-year-old Aoi Bowers were the leader of the Lawrence Public Library, he’d make sure it had more comic books, more video games, and definitely more computers for surfing the Net. His cadre of cabinet members - fellow teens with junior high jewelry, baggy pants and dangling headphones - agreed. So does Bruce Flanders, the actual director of the Lawrence Public Library.
10:00 a.m.
Lee Quaintance, who operates an organic farm in Edgerton, grows, stores, mills and markets his wheat, and he is one of few farmers in the state who has an organic flour mill. Farmers trying to keep up with local demand
September 2, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Even in a state where seas of wheat grow each summer, Lee Quaintance and his crop are a rare find. Quaintance, a bearded man with a punch line for almost everything, farms organic wheat just outside the city limits of Edgerton. What makes him unique is that he grows, stores, mills and markets his wheat. He knows of one similar operation in the region. After that, the next closest organic flour mill is Heartland Mills, a farmer’s co-op in Marienthal, about 50 miles from the Colorado border.
2:00 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.
6:00 p.m.
Wheat grows in an otherwise empty field at the northwestern corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive that is the site of a planned Wal-Mart store. The city has granted a building permit to the retailer, and construction is expected to begin soon. "We're looking at a grand opening of around mid-to-late spring of 2009," Wal-Mart spokeswoman Angie Stoner said. Wal-Mart expected to draw businesses to west Lawrence
September 2, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Wal-Mart is well on its way to opening a second Supercenter in Lawrence, with construction work progressing quickly at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive. The new discount store is expected to spur other business in the area.

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