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12:00 a.m.
Decision to skip Leavenworth as NBAF finalist was unfair, angry lawmaker says
August 11, 2008 in print edition on 1A
A state legislator on Monday expressed anger after a report indicated that Leavenworth had a high score as a possible location for a federal biosafety lab but was leapfrogged as a finalist by politically connected Mississippi.
6:00 a.m.
Terry Harmon sweeps after a load of salt is delivered to the city. Half of Lawrence's 4,000-ton order for the coming winter has been delivered. Officials are hoping for a less severe winter but are still trying to avert a repeat of last season's salt shortage by ordering early.  Area stocks up early on road salt
August 12, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Four months after seeing their road salt supplies depleted from a harsh winter, local road and street departments are well on the way to replenishing stock. “The problem was we had no carryover like we did the last six or seven years,” said Tom Orzulak, street division manager for the city of Lawrence. “Last year, I was ready to go to McDonald’s and get salt packets. I was completely out. Out. I had to increase the order to replenish my safety net.”
10:00 a.m.
Devil’s advocate: Emporia author seeks to humanize Quantrill
August 12, 2008 in print edition on 1C
“You’ll want to know about Lawrence, of course. Everybody does. If they don’t ask outright, they will make some oblique reference in hopes of sparking a conversation or perhaps an argument.” These are the opening lines of “I, Quantrill,” a novel told through the eyes of William Clarke Quantrill, a Confederate guerrilla warrior best known for his 1863 attack on Lawrence. The fictionalized story, as told by Emporia author Max McCoy, is an attempt to remind readers that Quantrill was, in fact, a man - and not the demon some have made him out to be.
10:00 p.m.
Destiny Boyd, 8, looks for just the right backpack and other school supplies given by community groups and other donors. Destiny and other families picked up the supplies Tuesday at the Ballard Center, 708 Elm St. Donated school supplies help families during tough economic times
August 12, 2008 in print edition on 3A
With smiles on their faces, Morgan and Aaron Hemelrick strapped on new backpacks Tuesday morning.The brother and sister will return to their fifth- and sixth-grade classes at Prairie Park School Wednesday morning with new school supplies, thanks to the generosity of Lawrence community groups and donors.

All stories

Disney wants big things from Tinker Bell
August 12, 2008 in print edition on B7
Tinker Bell, after many decades with no lines, is finally getting a starring role.
Packers’ Rodgers sharp in debut
Post-Favre era begins with 20-17 loss to Bengals
August 12, 2008 in print edition on B2
Aaron Rodgers shrugged off a shaky beginning as Brett Favre’s replacement.
Bush to relax protected species rules
August 12, 2008 in print edition on C12
Parts of the Endangered Species Act may soon be extinct.