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September 20th, 2010 by Gustav


Two men robbed BJ’s drug store and threatened its owner with a gun to his head last night. They both wore ski masks and could escape preying cash.

The owner, Barney Joseph, Jr., 43, was not hurt. He later told the police he had a gun under the counter but was scared to use it; found it unwise. His dad was shot to death in a similar incident at the same store about 25 years ago. Joseph said he “would rather part with his money than with his life”.

The whole robbery took less than a minute. The two bandits left their car running outside so they could escape quickly.


Horse racing season at Suffolk Downs, Boston, will start rather quietly after 25 horses became victims of a fire during the early morning hours. Fifteen of the horses died, the others escaped. The suspected cause of the fire is arson.

Among the dead horses were 13 thoroughbreds and two saddle horses. The wooden structured, one-story barn shows few remains, as the fire nourished until noon. After investigating, fire chief Jim Connery felt the fire was “definitely suspicious”.

Dan Bucci, assistant general manager of the track said: “It could have been of an incendiary nature because the fire started in the middle of the barn. Heaters and electrical outlets are in the tack rooms at the end of the barn.”

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  1.   Fuglsang said,

    on September 24th, 2010 at 11:00 AM

    Good Gun lead, though the phrasing could be improved a bit: Two men robbed BJ’s drug store last night while holding a gun to his head.

    Do you know they held the gun to his head? Maybe it was his chest.

    Both stories otherwise good.

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