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METRO FINAL EDITION
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.
go e s t h re e
rounds jab bing
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Samantha was honored at a
surprise party at Legends after She spars for
she won her national title in
June in Mobile, Ala.
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
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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.
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WHITE SUPREMACIST NAMED
AS KILLER OF 6 IN WISCONSIN;
3 VICTIMS REMAIN CRITICAL
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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
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
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
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is peeking at Mars
By Alicia Chang
and Seth Borenstein
An artist’s rendering shows the Curiosity rover with a set of tools at the end of its arm.
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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
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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
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Curiosity’s rover, bottom,
descended to Mars’
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