Hearing a robbery in progress in her Centerville, Tenn.,
delicatessen, Linda Baker got her gun, emerged from a side room and
confronted three would-be robbers, two of whom were armed. The men
fired shots into the ceiling and a candy display, then fled. A man
from a neighboring business followed the robbers onto the nearby
interstate highway, but they cut across the median strip and
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