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The latest edition of SpotLight, a look at the people who make up Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, is available here. This issue’s cover story touches on the adrenaline rush that Dionne and Patrick Williams experience since the couple took up the sport of drag racing several years ago.

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Inside this issue

They are the fast and the furious

Dionne and Patrick Williams keep with family tradition of drag racing.

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Axe man: Robert Hartung’s custom-made guitars make musical magic

In the 1984 film “The Natural,” a baseball player named Roy Hobbs, played by Robert Redford, carves a bat from a tree outside his childhood home after it is struck by lightning. 

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Patience, perseverance and an occasional cheeseburger drive Lateef Arnold to the
gold

The love for fitness and the ability to sneak in a milkshake on cheat days helps Lateef Arnold stay focused while training for his upcoming bodybuilding competitions.

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Bringing science to fantasy: Brian Gunney and dragon aerodynamics

At home, Brian Gunney’s scientific side can get in the way of movie night.

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