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Column: From 30 books to 30,000, and a gift back to Scotland

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Alastair Johnston returned home to Scotland after an internship with IMG and brought with him 30 golf books that had been collecting dust in a storage room.
That was more than 50 years ago.
His next shipment to Scotland is going to be substantially more.
What began as a hobby has become the largest golf library in the wo ... (full story)


Lawyer: Death row inmate went from life-taker to lifesaver

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee death row inmate Nicholas Sutton should be spared from execution because he transformed himself in prison from a killer to someone who saved the lives of prison employees and fellow inmates, his attorneys argue in a clemency petition.
Sutton was sentenced to death in 1985 for stabbing fell ... (full story)


Tax credit for low-income families to counter pay-to-play policies proposed

A Canal Winchester lawmaker invoked the name of Ohio sports royalty during sponsor testimony of a plan aimed at making sure poor Ohio families can afford the common pay-to-play policies at most public schools these days.
"I am bringing forth this legislation because I do not believe that a family's income level should be a ... (full story)


US says Nevada misrepresenting facts in plutonium fight

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The state of Nevada continues to intentionally misrepresent the facts in an ongoing legal battle over the Energy Department's secret shipment of weapons-grade plutonium to a site near Las Vegas, U.S. government lawyers say in new court filings.
Nevada wants a federal judge to order removal of the highly r ... (full story)


Amid doc's murder case, lawsuits reflect battle over blame

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COLUMBUS (AP) — In the year since an Ohio hospital system announced an intensive care doctor had ordered excessive painkillers for dozens of patients who then died, the allegations led to murder charges against him, lawsuits, firings and potential disciplinary action for some of his colleagues.
As the criminal case moves ... (full story)