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12:00 a.m.
Kellam D. Jones, 16, as pictured in a 2006 yearbook photo from Central Junior High School. Homicide suspect’s trial set
June 11, 2008 in print edition on 1A
A trial in juvenile court has been set for later this month for a Lawrence teenager charged with two counts of murder, crimes his mother and a neighbor say the boy didn’t commit. Until his June 23 trial, Kellam D. Jones, 16, will be confined at Douglas County Juvenile Detention Center. During Kellam’s initial court appearance Tuesday, District Judge Peggy Kittel ruled the youth is a risk to public safety.
10:00 a.m.
Driver's education instructor Jon Brown gets ready to head out with another student from Free State High School. Brown has been teaching kids how to drive for 27 years. Too young to take the wheel?
June 11, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Baring a tin grin, Nick Haley, 15, adjusted the mirror and grabbed the wheel with both hands. He slowly pressed down on the gas pedal, but the car wasn’t moving. Oops, he forgot to shift the car into drive. Welcome to another summer of driver’s education classes at Free State High School. As these teenagers - about 250 of them - prepare to hit the road, there’s debate nationally and locally about exactly when and how they should learn to drive.
2:00 p.m.
The grand opening of Tonganoxie Water Park is set for Saturday, but swimmers will have to wait at least another week before diving into the water. Tonganoxie Water Park nearly ready
June 11, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Since last winter - when two 25-foot-high water slides went up at the new Tonganoxie Water Park - local residents have been wondering exactly when the new pool would open. And now they have their answer. A grand opening for the new pool will be Saturday, in conjunction with Tonganoxie Days. But swimmers, it seems, will have to wait at least one week longer before actually sliding down the slides and diving off the pool’s two 1-meter diving boards.

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Farm bill has food-safety gap
Legislators’ proposals omitted from final version
June 11, 2008 in print edition on B11
Tainted tomatoes highlight how Congress forfeited some food-safety opportunities in the new farm bill.