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Veteran Scribe Victim of Blaze Caused by Pipe

Newspaper man Romero Koppes was walking down Main Street and didn't notice the small blue smoke coming from his right-hand coat pocket.  But when that spark became a flame, he ran to the fire department where the blaze was put out with a combination of chemicals and a hose with water.  So ended his claim to be the hottest man in town.

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