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Police say man hit pipe, then carASPEN Police arrested a Snowmass man Monday after allegedly crashing into a parked car, and police said they turned up suspected cocaine, a pipe and a syringe in his car.Michael Jenrette, 23, faces charges of felony possession of cocaine and driving under the influence. Aspen police Sgt. John Rushing said Jenrette failed a roadside test for sobriety after the crash. When police searched Jenrette’s vehicle, Rushing said, they found a pipe and a syringe, along with drugs. Police sent the pipe to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation for testing.”That’s a little more significant drug use than we usually see,” Rushing said. “He said he had been using cocaine and taking some other kind of medication.”Jenrette is in custody at the Pitkin County Jail on $5,000 bail. Physics BBQ is over, Science Cinema beginsASPEN The Aspen Science Center has finished its series of Physics Barbecues for Kids, a combination barbecue and lecture on Wednesdays throughout the summer at the Aspen Center for Physics.In its place is a new program, Science Cinema, starting Wednesday. The series features the screening of what ASC spokeswoman Abbey Fox described as “funky, old, very interesting movies” then a discussion with a leading scientist.Tonight’s feature is “The Day After Trinity,” an 1980 Oscar-nominated film by producer Jon Else about J. Robert Oppenheimer and the dawn of the nuclear age. The discussion afterward will be with local physicist and author Jeremy Bernstein.The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Boettcher Building, 600 W. Gillespie in Aspen’s West End neighborhood, next door to the Aspen Center for Physics.


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