Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

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Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

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IT HAD TO BE WATERED DOWN

It figures that pepper sauce would be hot, right? Even fiery hot. But hot enough to be on fire itself? It was at the Panola Pepper Co. near Lake Providence, La. Last week, 10,000 gallons of the stuff as well as the vats holding it were destroyed in a blaze whose origin wasn't immediately apparent. It took fire departments from three parishes to extinguish the blaze because the plant is in a rural setting without water service. No injuries, but sadly for waiting customers, that was Panola's entire inventory.

HEY, I WAS FRAMED

There are dumb criminals, and then there's the fellow who was found guilty of stealing Matthew Holden's car in London. In the glove box, the thief found a camera, which his girlfriend used to photograph him posing with the car in front of his own house. The vehicle was later recovered - with camera and film still inside. Holden had it developed, but didn't recognize the man in the prints. So he showed them to the cops on the case, who did.

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