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“I don’t really care how timeis reckoned so long as thereis some agreement about it,but I object to being told thatI am saving daylight when myreason tells me that I am do-ing nothing o the kind.”
— Robertson Davies,Canadian author (1913-1995)
When the clocks all back one hour, all U.S. Amtrak trainsthat are running on time stopand wait one hour beoreresuming. At the spring timechange, trains instantaneouslybecome an hour behindschedule at 2 a.m., but they just keep going and do theirbest to make up the time.
Here’s a list o the ve moste-mailed stories rom Kansan.com:1. Brown: I we lose the T,could we lose Park and Ride?2. Editorial: Why studentsshould vote or Obama3. ‘Rocky Horror’ night abig hit4. Zimbabwean student ison a mission5. Junior’s passion or run-ning leads to rst-place nish“Lunch & Conversation: PeerReview in Real Time” will beginat noon in 135 Budig. The seminar “Jazz: 1958 &2008” will begin at 2 p.m. inthe Lawrence Senior Center,located at 745 Vermont St. The lecture “LinguisticsColloquy: ‘Semantic typology:semantics o locative relationsin Rongga’” will begin at 3:30p.m. in 206 Blake. The seminar “Big Scandal,Small Town, and the Inquisitionin Sixteenth-Century Mexico”will begin at 3:30 p.m. in theSeminar Room in Hall Center. The lecture “KU Departmento Design Hallmark DesignSymposium Series” will beginat 6 p.m. in 3139 Wescoe. The seminar “I AlwaysWanted to Learn How to DrawPortraits” will begin at 7 p.m. inContinuing Education. The lm event “Revolutionin Film: ‘Crossing the Line’(North Korea)” will begin at 7p.m. in Alderson Auditorium inthe Kansas Union.— On Nov. 2, the KUPublic Saety Oice reportedthe thet o a bicycle romKK Amini Scholarship Hall. The perpetrator cut througha cable lock to steal thebicycle.— On Oct. 27, a studentreported that someone inGeorgia had made threewithdrawals o $125 each romher bank account withouther approval. Local authori-ties are coordinating with theappropriate Georgia agency toinvestigate the crime.— On Oct. 29, a student re-ported a burglary and the theto a Coach purse and wallet,valued at $95, and the purse’scontents, valued at $280. The last day to drop a classis Nov. 17. Please understandthat you will wait in very longlines i you choose to drop aclass on the last day.
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Students’ brochure explains candidates’ tax plans
BY CARNEZ WILLIAMS
In an effort to clear the smokesurrounding Sen. John McCain’s(R-Ariz.) and Sen. Barack Obama’s(D-Ill.) plans for the economy, twoUniversity accounting majors havecreated a brochure outlining thepresidential hopefuls’ tax plans.Joe Isaac, Wichita senior, andCarlie Bittel, Hays senior, laid outthe candidates’ agendas, costs andshortcomings of their tax plans aswell as general tax information andkey tax terms to know.Isaac said he wanted to helpstudents and other voters makemore informed decisions aboutwhom they would vote for basedon tax issues. He said he hoped thebrochure would appeal to thosewho normally wouldn’t find taxesinteresting.“The economy is the focal pointof this campaign,” Isaac said. “Theirtax plans act as the backbones fortheir economic visions.”After being confused by num-bers and figures thrown out dur-ing the presidential debates, Isaacquestioned how the candidates’rhetoric measured up to theiractual tax plans.Isaac said both candidatesproposed tax cuts, but the majordifference was that Obama’s planproposed an increase in taxes forthe top two tax brackets, benefit-ing those in the lower tax brack-ets, while McCain proposed nochanges. The tax code laws are setto change in 2011.“We really wanted to stress thatpoint,” Isaac said. “Whoever is thenext president — they’re going toset that bracket according to thenew law in 2011.”Raquel Alexander, accountingprofessor, helped pull togetherresources for the brochure’s pub-lication.Alexander, who read, veri-fied and circulated the brochure’smaterial, said both Isaac and Bittelworked hard to sift through a greatdeal of tax information and codesto compile accurate informationabout the candidates while leavingout their own biases.“Sometimes you get lost inthe information and messages,”Alexander said. “We just wantedto help voters make informed deci-sions.”In a press release, Bittel empha-sized the role getting voters to thepolls played in putting together thebrochure.“This publication was createdto help voters make an informeddecision on Nov. 4,” Bittel said.“The subject matter is of interestto everyone at KU as well as thecommunity at large.”Copies of the brochure areavailable in the Koch Commonsin Summerfield Hall. The bro-chure is also online at
www.business.ku.edu/_FileLibrary/ PageFile/959/08.Election.Brochure. pdf
— Edited by Rachel Burchfeld
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NEW YORK — A New York City couple has traveled halwayaround the world in the name o civic duty.Susan Scott-Ker and herhusband arrived in New York onWednesday ater fying 9,300miles to vote in Tuesday’s presi-dential election. They have been working in In-dia but decided to return to NewYork when their absentee ballotsailed to arrive. Their trip beganin Bangalore with stopovers inNew Delhi and Chicago.It will be their rst time votingin a presidential election. TheNew Zealand-born Scott-Kerand her Morroco-born husbandbecame American citizens a yearago. They estimate the trip will cost$5,000.
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NEW YORK — The mortgageproblems that have helped shapethe current economic downturnhave made “subprime” an unwel-come word to investors.For gamblers, however,Subprime drew cheers this week. That was the name o a horsethat won the ninth race Thursdayat the Aqueduct race track inNew York.It was the rst win in threetries or the 2-year-old lly, butthe name made her an instantcrowd darling. The horse ran as the avoriteand paid $6.30 on a $2 bet.Maybe it’s a amily connection.Subprime was sired by a stallionwith another name inspired byWall Street: High Yield.
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ATLANTA — A Delta baggageworker got a bit o a right beoreHalloween when she opened a jetliner’s cargo door and ound acheetah running loose amid theluggage. Two cheetahs were beingfown in the cargo area o aBoeing 757 passenger fightrom Portland, Ore., to Atlantaon Thursday when one escapedrom its cage, Delta spokeswom-an Betsy Talton said Friday.“They told us a large animalhad gotten out o a container inthe cargo hold and they werehaving to send someone to tran-quilize it,” said one passenger, LeeSentell o Montgomery, Ala.He said luggage was delayed,but baggage handlers prom-ised to send his bags to him inAlabama. The good news or passen-gers: The escaped cheetah didn’tdamage any o their luggage.
— Associated Press