Local briefs

University Library receives 12 millionth volume

The University Library has acquired the original manuscript of “The Adventures of Tommy” as its 12 millionth volume.

According to a press release, the manuscript was a donation from University alumni Jim and Diane Staes, who currently reside in California.

Heather Murphy, assistant director of Advancement for Publications and Public Affairs, said the couple will be returning to Champaign over homecoming weekend.

30 Seconds to Mars to perform at ARC

The University student-run productions and promotions organization, Star Course, announced the arrival of 30 Seconds to Mars. The alternative-rock band will be performing at the Activities and Recreation Center on Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the concert go on sale Thursday for students and Oct. 11 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the Illini Union Ticket Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets will cost $20 for students and $27 for the public.

Seventh annual Unity March will honor Carrington

Champaign-Urbana Citizens for Peace and Justice will be dedicating their seventh annual Unity March on Saturday to Kiwane Carrington. Carrington was a 15-year-old boy who was killed in 2009 during an altercation with Champaign police.

The march titled Sowing the Seeds of Empowerment will begin at noon at 906 W. Vine St., in Champaign, said member Brian Dolinar.

This address is the house where Carrington died, he added. The group will then walk down Bradley Avenue to the Randolph Street Community Center.

Prior to the march, there will be a symposium titled “Other Deaths and Other Truths: Communities Confronting State Violence.” The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St., in Urbana.

Police say Ill. man had meth lab in bed of truck

GOOD HOPE, Ill. — Authorities say sleeping behind the wheel wasn’t the only problem for a western Illinois man they caught napping at a gas station. Police say 26-year old Adam Barcroft also had a meth lab in the bed of his truck. The McDonough County Sheriff’s Department says Barcroft was asleep at a Good Hope gas station Monday when deputies discovered him.

Officials say they recovered several items used to make meth, 2 grams of finished meth and $238 in cash.

Canada joins US in Asian carp research project

RAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Canadian and U.S. scientists announced Tuesday the launch of a joint study that will look at the likelihood that Asian carp will spread across the Great Lakes and decimate the fish populations if allowed to gain a foothold.

The 18-month study will be the first joint effort by the two nations to evaluate possible consequences of an invasion by bighead and silver carp — Asian species threatening to enter Lake Michigan through Chicago-area rivers and canals.

Compiled from Daily Illini and Associated Press reports