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A family argument Sunday in Ohio ended in the shooting deaths of eight people in two places, including an 11-year-old, and two more people were wounded.

Ohio demolition error sends spectators running

A smokestack being demolished at an old power plant toppled in the wrong direction and sent spectators scrambling before knocking down two 12,000-volt power lines and crashing into a building which housed back-up generators.

FedEx to buy transport firm

FedEx to buy transport firm

Meter 'angel' grounded

A 63-year-old Cincinnati grandmother was found guilty of obstructing official business by putting coins in expired parking meters in a random act of kindness.

Fairy meter grandmother

A 63-year-old Cincinnati grandmother was found guilty of obstructing official business by putting coins in expired parking meters in a random act of kindness.

Letter: Redwood wins,either way

From Mr Peter Stockill

Mine fatality

Mine fatality

Health Update: Caffeine just the job

NIGHT-shift workers who must remain alert when their bodies are at their lowest ebb would benefit from a four- hour nap the evening before the shift begins - plus strong coffee on the job, say American researchers.

Late return to ancestral home

CLEVELAND, OHIO - Tambo Tambo, an aborigine brought to America last century to perform in freak shows, is going home toE Australia after undertakers discovered his mummified body in a funeral home about to be closed. Tambo died in a Cleveland hoteTHER write errorl of pneumonia on 23 February 1884, aged 21, while on a theatrical tour of the US. He was embalmed, but the funeral home was left with the remains, after confusion over the legality of burying him. Reuter

Letter: Ohio thought that we were bonkers

Sir: Keith Elliott states ('Outsider smashes his way to conker title', 11 October) that conkers is a popular game in Ohio, hence the name the Buckeye State.

Nobel winner leads way for black American writers

THE BURGEONING modern school of black American writers received a supreme and unexpected international accolade yesterday when the Ohio-born novelist Toni Morrison won the 1993 Nobel Prize for Literature, in recognition, according to the Swedish Academy, of her gift for bringing 'life to an essential aspect of American reality'.

Sports Letters: Outdated title

Sir: Given that the IAAF is now intent on contesting the decision by the Ohio courts involving an award of damages to Butch Reynolds for loss of earnings, would now be an appropriate time for that organisation to drop the 'amateur' from its title?

New 'Ivan the Terrible' claim

WASHINGTON (Reuter) - The Second World War Nazi death camp guard known as 'Ivan the Terrible' is alive and may soon be taken into custody, a US congressman claimed.

Health Update: Blue cycle

WOMEN on antidepressants may need higher doses just before their periods. Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio report two cases where blood concentrations of antidepressant halved before menstruation; both women had said their symptoms became worse in the premenstrual period. Increasing the dose seven to 10 days before a period improved symptoms, says a report in the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
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