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L E X I NG TO N London Olympics PAGE C1 U.S. TO PLAY FOR GOLD BASKETBALL Pray on Sunday, pedal on Saturday A SCORCHING FINAL WARM-UP FOR U.S. SOCCER Kevin Durant and Team USA erupted in the second half against Argentina, winning 126-97 on their way to the knock-out round of play for Olympic gold. A frenzied come-frombehind win over Canada places the United States in position to avenge last summer’s World Cup loss to Japan. Life + Health, B1 UK FOOTBALL The next Randall Cobb? | ASSOCIATED PRESS | ASSOCIATED PRESS AUGUST 7, 2012 | TUESDAY | METRO FINAL EDITION $1.00 1 A GLOVE STORY Teen who once scoffed at boxing is now a national champion By Daniel Moore Before any punches are thrown, the gym is baking Monday evening. Samantha Kinchen wraps tape around her hands and then stretches with about 20 other boxers of various ages and experience levels. She hustles to stations in and out of the ring, spending the equivalent of a two-minute round at each workout station. Samantha go e s t h re e rounds jab bing and hooking her shadow. She c i rc l e s t h e double-end punching bag, hitting and PABLO ALCALÁ | dodging, for Samantha was honored at a one round. surprise party at Legends after She spars for she won her national title in three rounds, June in Mobile, Ala. after which she slumps against the ringside ropes and asks her dad to pour some water on her head. Four years ago, this was “good conditioning” for softball and basketball. It has become a passion that has Samantha, 16, aiming to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In June, Samantha, who is 5 foot 7, defeated DaShia Whitehead to win the 154-pound female weight class championship match of the 2012 USA Junior Olympics in Mobile, Ala. “I never in a million years would have thought that I’d be boxing,” says Samantha, a senior at Henry Clay High School. “I wouldn’t quit for anything. It’s such a MARK CORNELISON | different world when you go to one of Samantha Kinchen, 16, won a national boxing title in the 154-pound weight class in the 2012 USA Junior Olympics. Samantha started boxing four years ago as training for other sports. See BOXER, A2 Police identify temple shooter WHITE SUPREMACIST NAMED AS KILLER OF 6 IN WISCONSIN; 3 VICTIMS REMAIN CRITICAL Herald-Leader Wire Services OAK CREEK, Wis. — Before he strode into a Sikh temple with a 9mm handgun and multiple magazines of ammunition, Wade Michael Page played in white supremacist heavy metal bands with names such as Definite Hate and End Apathy. Page, 40, an Army veteran who served from 1992 until 1998, was shot and killed by police in the parking lot of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in suburban Milwaukee. He was described Monday by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a “frustrated neo-Nazi” who had long been active in the obscure underworld of white supremacist music. Page Page wrote frequently on white supremacist Web sites, describing himself as a member of the “Hammerskins Nation,” a skinhead group rooted in Texas that has offshoots in Australia and Canada, according to the SITE Monitoring Service, a Maryland-based private intelligence firm that searches the Internet for terrorist and other extremist activity. Page was living in a rented apartment in Cudahy, about 5 miles from the temple. According to Wells Fargo officials, the bank See TEMPLE, A2 NASA’s Curiosity is peeking at Mars By Alicia Chang and Seth Borenstein Associated Press ASSOCIATED PRESS An artist’s rendering shows the Curiosity rover with a set of tools at the end of its arm. $30 for $60 OR $100 for $200 Toward anything at Expansive Art PASADENA, Calif. — NASA celebrated the precision landing of a rover on Mars and marveled Monday over the mission’s first photographs: grainy, black-and-white images of Martian gravel, a mountain at sunset and, most exciting of all, the spacecraft’s white-knuckle plunge through Like on Facebook and enter to win prizes worth nearly $1,500 from Readers’ Choice favorites. the red planet’s atmosphere. Curiosity, a roving laboratory the size of a compact car, landed right on target late Sunday night after an eightmonth, 352-million-mile journey. Cheers and applause echoed through NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and engineers hugged, high-fived See MARS, A2 Curiosity’s rover, bottom, descended to Mars’ surface Sunday. Delivery: 1-800-999-8881 Classified: 1-800-933-7355 News: (859) 231-3200 Weather, Page C8: High 88, Low 66 Looking for a Physician? Whether you are looking for a primary care or specialty physician, JUST DIAL OUR PHYSICIAN REFERRAL SERVICE and our experts will provide you with a local physician and his or her contact information. Our friendly experts can also assist you with more information on specific services offered at all of our facilities. This service only provides a referral to a physician. We cannot offer clinical advice, and recommend that you see a physician for advice. If your need is emergent, please call 911 or go to the emergency room. 859.313.2255 or 1.888.645.0013 ASSOCIATED PRESS | NASA/JPLCALTECH Vol. 30 No. 218 © 2012

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