The Press: Get Up & Go

Flood stories are nothing new in the Midwestern flatlands, and most seasoned editors are old hands at covering them. But last week, as the crest of the area's costliest flood (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS) swept down the Missouri to the Mississippi, the big job for many editors was not merely to report the flood; it was to find ways to print papers in flooded plants and get them distributed.

The Ottawa, Kans. Daily Herald (circ. 6,194) was just starting its afternoon press run when the flood waters from the Kaw River began lapping at its...

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