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United States

2 January 2003

Baton Rouge Advocate (Louisiana)

LAFAYETTE — It was New Year's Eve, but Gale Varcarolis wasn't shopping for a fancy dress or a bottle of champagne. She was at Lafayette Shooters, getting pepper spray. "Hopefully, we won't ever have to use it," she said. Varcarolis said her friend's husband is out of town, and when she heard the friend planned to go out anyway, she got a little worried. "I said, 'I'm going out to get you some pepper spray,' " she said. Varcarolis said she's not frightened, but... (

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