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AUGUST 8, 2012
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METRO FINAL EDITION
7, read a favorite Curious
aloud during Tuesday’s
third Little Free
is at Third
ARIZONA MAN, 23, WILL SPEND
REST OF HIS LIFE IN PRISON
By Elliot Spagat and Bob Christie
TUCSON, Ariz. — Jared Lee Loughner
agreed Tuesday to spend the rest of his life
in prison, accepting that he went on a deadly
shooting rampage at an Arizona political gathering and sparing the victims a lengthy, possibly traumatic death-penalty trial.
His plea came soon after a federal judge
found that months of psychiatric treatment
for schizophrenia made Loughner able to understand charges that he killed six people and
wounded 13 others, including his intended
target, then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
“I plead guilty,” the 23-year-old college
His hair closely cropped, Loughner was
not the smiling, bald suspect captured in a
See LOUGHNER, A10
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Pat Gerhard, left, and Todd Johnson of the International Book Project helped launch the Little Free Library at Gerhard’s Third Street Stuff on Tuesday.
Lexington now has 3 branches as simple ‘take a book, leave a book’ idea spreads
By Mary Meehan
Give and take. Advocates of
the Little Free Library build on
that simple idea to spread literacy
and build community.
Here’s how it works: A waterproof box with a door that can
latch is placed where people come
and go. Books go in. People take
one and share one of their own.
Lexington’s third Little Free
Library opened Tuesday.
Looking like a Seussian birdhouse fit for a pelican, a Little
Free Library is the latest addition
to the colorful chaos on the patio
of Lexington’s Third Street Stuff
at 257 North Limestone.
Owner Pat Gerhard said hav-
friendly thing to do,” said Gerhard, who is known for her shock
of red hair and day-glo style. “It’s
warm and cuddly.”
See a video and a photo gallery online.
The idea for Little Free Library in Lexington came from
ing a Little Free Library was a Betsy Adler, who loves sharing
natural fit for her eclectic eatery, books with her sister who’d sent
coffee shop and store.
her an email with a link to the
Sharing books “is such a
See BOOKS, A2
Letters offer a glimpse
of life in 1850s Lexington
HISTORICAL SOCIETY HAS
By Valarie Honeycutt Spears
In the 1850s, a Lexington man
named Ferdinand, who had been a
slave, wrote to his uncle Rueben in
Western Kentucky about the death
of Ferdinand’s wife, his children’s
health and his newfound freedom.
The correspondence is included
in a collection of 19th-century letters that the Kentucky Historical
Society acquired July 9 from a family that lives out of state.
Ferdinand wrote four of the 27
letters that depict the lives of free
and enslaved families alike in Lexington and Hopkinsville. O ther
See LETTERS, A2
By Andrew Jacobs
The New York Times
BEIJING — When Liu Xiang, China’s track
and field superstar, crashed to the ground at
the London Olympic Games on Tuesday after
stumbling over the first hurdle in his 110-meter men’s hurdles heat, an announcer on the
state broadcaster openly wept and subway
riders thronging platform television screens
gasped in horror.
But instead of the scorn and anger that
met Liu four years ago when a similar injury
to his Achilles’ tendon forced him from the
See CHINA, A2
Two lines above
finger, a letter
“I am free.”
Jones is director of Special
and Library at
the Thomas D.
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