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From Japan (Kakogawa, Hyogo--on Honshu Island), a story in Mainchi Shimbun about a librarian who tried to subdue a drunken patron and got stabbed for his troubles.
Katsuhiko Maekawa, 60, was arrested for the attempted murder of 57-year-old librarian Katsuhiro Ono. Ono sustained a severe stab wound in the alleged attack, but is expected to make a complete recovery (whew). Article here .