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The state Supreme Court set an April 6 execution date for Philip Workman. The justices refused to consider new evidence that Workman says shows he didn’t kill a Memphis policeman as he fled a robbery in 1981. But in a dissenting opinion, Justice Adolpho Birch urged the

governor to commute Workman’s sentence.

In 30 minutes, the Tennessee Titans sold all 12,000 tickets available for the team’s first

playoff game in Nashville. Fans waited six hours in the cold in a long line snaking around Adelphia Coliseum’s ticket

windows. Scalpers bought the individual limit of eight tickets and paid some fans for their allotments, too. Now, the scalpers are demanding up to $300 for $30 tickets to Saturday’s game against the Buffalo Bills.

@NormalDoc Crants was ousted as chief executive of Corrections Corporation of America in a deal to draw an equity infusion of $350 million from an investor group. Crants oversaw a restructuring that went awry, and the new plan, approved by the CCA board, called for the company to return to its old configuration. CCA, which manages 82 correctional facilities, had been one of the state’s major business successes of the last two decades.


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