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Have you ever watched a televised cage-fighting match or attended one in person?

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12:00 a.m.
Children move across the Lily Pad feature at Lawrence's Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Ky. The center's attendance has dropped by about 3,300 swimmers. Fewer swimmers surface at outdoor aquatic center
July 6, 2008 in print edition on 1B
They blame the mild month of June, not the higher swimming fees. Recreational swimming attendance at Lawrence’s Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Ky., has decreased by about 3,300 swimmers from this point in 2007 - from 65,650 people to 62,357 through June 30. “It just hasn’t got quite as warm as normal during this time of year,” said Lori Madaus, the city’s aquatics supervisor.
6:00 a.m.
Joe Stark, right, leaps at Lance Yoder as their cage fight begins on a recent Friday at Coyote's nightclub, near 23rd Street and Haskell Avenue. Cage fighting, also called Mixed Martial Arts, is gaining popularity across the country and in Lawrence. Coming to a cage near you: Mixed Martial Arts hitting local scene
July 7, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Lance Yoder’s 38-year old body was a water-starved mass of cramps and knots. That much you could see as the light of an intermittent street lamp broke the darkness of a Friday night. As Yoder lay in the unmanicured grass the near the back exit of Coyote’s nightclub, it was obvious his pride had to be hurting, too. That happens when another man gets his hands around your neck and crushes the air right out of you. “At least he didn’t hit me in the broken rib,” Yoder, a construction worker by day, said with a laugh that rattled his sore torso. This is the backstage of cage fighting.
12:00 p.m.
Constance Lin Kaita, 13, of Manalapan, N.J., was one of 16 finalists to compete in a piano competition Sunday during the International Institute for Young Musicians Summer Music Academy at Murphy Hall on the Kansas University campus. Pianists display classical flair
July 7, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Constance Lin Kaita began playing piano at age 4. She performed her first solo with a professional symphony at 9. On Sunday, the 13-year-old from New Jersey reached her latest musical stepping-stone as a semifinalist in the International Institute for Young Musicians Piano Competition at Kansas University. “It feels really great to have made it this far,” she said.
4:00 p.m.
Jaycees happy with fireworks show at Sesquicentennial Point
July 7, 2008 in print edition on 3A
The surroundings may have been different this year, but the Lawrence Jaycees are happy with the result of their Fourth of July fireworks show at Sesquicentennial Point.
10:00 p.m.
Police outline events of killing
July 7, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The suspect in the recent homicide of a Kansas University student drove nearly 23 hours to New Jersey last week before police found his former girlfriend’s body at his Lawrence home, according to a timeline of events that police released Monday. “The timeline is meant to provide some understanding of this complex and tragic case,” said Capt. Dan Ward.

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Tough times
The budget decisions facing city, county and school officials are no more difficult than the spending choices local taxpayers are having to make every day.
July 7, 2008 in print edition on A7
Local government officials shouldn’t need a reminder that they aren’t the only ones facing difficult financial times. But just in case:
Longoria-led Rays rip Royals
Surging Tampa Bay rolls to 9-2 victory over foundering Kansas City
July 7, 2008 in print edition on B1
Evan Longoria might be playing himself onto the All-Star team.
Grant support
A federal grant to improve students’ lives is a nice honor for the Eudora schools.
July 7, 2008 in print edition on A7
Last week’s announcement that the Eudora public schools had received a $750,000 federal grant as part of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative is welcome news.