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The Courier-Times, New Castle, IN, 11/30/81

Monday, February 1, 1982

Seventy-five-year old Eileen Watkins of Indianapolis, Ind., stashed a .32 revolver in a closet shoebag and didn't have it out for five years. But the gun came in handy when an intruder broke into the five-room house where she lives with her 87-year-old husband. The doughty Mrs. Watkins retrieved the pistol, gave chase and shot the burglar in the arm.

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