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L E X I NG TO N LONDON OLYMPICS ARE YOU READY FOR SCHOOL? U.S. gymnast Raisman wins gold, bronze Life + Neighbors, C1: Dealing with homework, bullies, first-day jitters and loading the backpack Sports, B1: Tiebreaker goes her way this time City | Region, A3: Bunch’s widow upset by sentencing » Sports, B1: UK freshman receivers catching on » Business, B6: Calumet items to be auctioned AUGUST 8, 2012 | WEDNESDAY | METRO FINAL EDITION LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES POPPING UP $1.00 1 Jill Peterson, 7, read a favorite Curious George book aloud during Tuesday’s grand opening of Lexington’s third Little Free Library, which is at Third Street Stuff downtown. Giffords’ shooter pleads guilty ARIZONA MAN, 23, WILL SPEND REST OF HIS LIFE IN PRISON By Elliot Spagat and Bob Christie Associated Press 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 dropout said. His hair closely cropped, Loughner was not the smiling, bald suspect captured in a See LOUGHNER, A10 PHOTOS BY PABLO ALCALÁ | palcala@herald-leader.com Buy photo reprints at Kentucky.com 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 mmeehan1@herald-leader.com 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 CORRESPONDENCE ONLINE By Valarie Honeycutt Spears vhoneycutt@herald-leader.com 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 mirrorpride.com 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 Louise Jones’ finger, a letter from Ferdinand Robinson says “I am free.” Jones is director of Special Collections and Library at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. MARVIN HAMLISCH: 1944-2012 Composer won Pulitzer, Tony, Grammy, Oscar Biggest hits were A Chorus Line and The Way We Were. 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