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Line for Palin visit to Kansas forms tonight

Whether cheering her daughter on "Dancing With the Stars," mistakenly calling North Korea an American ally or hinting at a 2012 presidential bid, Sarah Palin has the nation's attention.

Sunday, Palin and some of her family members will be at Dillons Marketplace in Andover from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It's the fifth stop on her 16-city tour to promote her new book, "America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag."

Palin describes the book as "a collection of essays and reflections about our exceptional country."

At her first book-signing event in Phoenix on Tuesday, Palin fans lined up hours beforehand to secure a chance to meet one of the most popular and polarizing figures in American politics today.

Once inside, fans got to meet Palin, shake hands and interact a little, according to a story in the Arizona Republic.

The line for wristbands to get into the book-signing in Andover will start forming at 10 p.m. Saturday. The line will form on the east side of the east entrance, outside the store. Tents will not be allowed.

Beginning at 6 a.m. Sunday, groups of customers will be escorted inside to purchase books and to obtain wristbands. Each person may get one wristband and up to two books. Once wristbands are secured, the line for the book-signing will re-form between 10 and 10:30 a.m. Only those with a wristband and book will be allowed in line.

Palin will appear from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. She will sign only her book purchased at the Andover Dillons.

Time constraints will limit the event. A wristband will guarantee a place in line but will not guarantee a signature.

Because of limited parking, carpooling is encouraged.

Palin's Kansas stop comes just a day after a book-signing event in Des Moines, a sign seen by some as another hint at a run for president.

She plans a second stop in Iowa — the first state to hold a presidential primary, in about 13 months — on Dec. 2.

She recently added to the speculation, telling ABC's Barbara Walters she thinks she could beat President Obama, adding, "I'm looking at the lay of the land now."

Palin was scheduled to be in Tulsa on Friday, with stops in Norfolk, Neb., and Des Moines before she comes to Kansas.

Other stops on the tour include Little Rock; Brentwood, Tenn.; and Columbia, S.C.

Palin last visited the Wichita area May 2, when she spoke at a fundraiser at Intrust Bank Arena for the Bethel Life School Association of Wichita.

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