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(CBS News)   The father and son who allegedly sparked the Caldor Fire together get arrested for reckless arson together. Still no arrests in the Bradlees or Sears fires   (cbsnews.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Lake Tahoe, California, Mark Reichel, Sacramento, California, David Smith, Nevada, Associated Press, Caldor Fire  
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2021-12-09 8:19:55 AM  
TFA is missing some crucial information, such as how they allegedly started the fire.
 
2021-12-09 8:28:25 AM  
Nobody sets fire to The WIZ!
 
2021-12-09 8:28:42 AM  

namegoeshere: TFA is missing some crucial information, such as how they allegedly started the fire.


That hasn't been made public yet, for some reason. I'm gonna assume it was an illegal campfire, given that there's a campground near the source of ignition.
 
2021-12-09 8:51:59 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Nobody sets fire to The WIZ!


Service merchandise and pergament laugh at your shenanigans.

/Get your Amazon boxes off my lawn
 
2021-12-09 8:58:28 AM  
Mark Reichel, the attorney for both men, insists they did not start the fire.


he added, "it was always burning.  since the world's been turning, in fact"
 
2021-12-09 9:01:53 AM  

ar393: NewportBarGuy: Nobody sets fire to The WIZ!

Service merchandise and pergament laugh at your shenanigans.

/Get your Amazon boxes off my lawn


I remember being a dumb kid going into Service Merchandise with my parents and seeing the conveyor that the items came down on. I really wanted to see what the upstairs looked like because it has to be awesome, right? It's got a cool conveyor belt! Kid me was pretty dumb.

Are there still Service Merchandise places? Or did Amazon finish them off?

This may have been a regional thing but does anyone remember Car Four?
 
2021-12-09 9:03:23 AM  
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Less fiery, more bargains.
 
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2021-12-09 9:03:51 AM  
The other article I read had a denial from the attorney that the men "intentionally" started the fire. That is a non-denial denial. The charge is "recklessly" starting a fire. The prosecutor says they were criminal-level dumbasses and should have known better than whatever they allegedly did.  The lawyer did not deny that part.
 
2021-12-09 9:05:05 AM  
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and stay outta woolworth
 
2021-12-09 9:07:11 AM  
Lechmere, Zayre, Ann & Hope, and Two Guys approve.
 
2021-12-09 9:13:44 AM  
K-Mart fire still burning out of control.
 
2021-12-09 9:14:44 AM  

namegoeshere: TFA is missing some crucial information, such as how they allegedly started the fire.


They were arsein' around.
 
2021-12-09 9:15:23 AM  

ar393: NewportBarGuy: Nobody sets fire to The WIZ!

Service merchandise and pergament laugh at your shenanigans.

/Get your Amazon boxes off my lawn


Pergament lives on as a real estate firm, renting and managing the properties where their stores once stood.
 
2021-12-09 9:18:49 AM  

Klivian: Service Merchandise


Holy shiat, it's the 70s again.  I remember that place.
 
2021-12-09 9:27:53 AM  
"Your honor, we weren't Zayre that day"
 
2021-12-09 9:29:00 AM  
This thread has gone full "name I haven't heard in a long time".
 
2021-12-09 9:37:47 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Nobody sets fire to The WIZ!


I was at a Victor Borge show that stopped because the audience was running out of the theater. He asked why they were all leaving and someone shouted " there's smoke in the theater ", after he checked out what the stage hands reported he told us that they were shooting the wiz outside and the smoke from the special effects was being sucked into the theater and we should relax. Just a silly incident that shows how old I am.
 
2021-12-09 9:44:41 AM  

Gleeman: This thread has gone full "name I haven't heard in a long time".


I'm just sad I never got to see Jabba the Hutt shop at Hutzler's.
 
2021-12-09 9:46:56 AM  
That fire came scary close to my sister's house in Pollock Pines.  I plan on moving back out that way if it doesn't burn to the ground before I retire. Many moons ago, I used to go out to Sly Park at night to drink beer with my sisters.  Several times we saw empty campsites, with embers still smoldering in the firepit - in the middle of a national forest.  My sister always had a bucket in the bed of her truck for that reason.  People are dumbasses.
 
2021-12-09 9:52:32 AM  
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Those Caldor boys were into a variety of crimes.

/11 million copies of this Christmas ad in 1998 were put out
 
2021-12-09 9:56:10 AM  
Does Macy's tell Gimbels?  Oh never mind.


/obscure?
 
2021-12-09 10:00:50 AM  
What about Montgomery Ward?

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"And the Burns name? Charles is taken from Citizen Kan's Charles Foster Kane, while Montgomery came from a childhood friend of Groening's who lived across the street from a Montgomery Ward shop. Next to the store was a historic log cabin which burned down, and the location of the two buildings later combined in Groening's head to create Montgomery Burns."
https://www.nme.com/blogs/tv-blogs/the-simpsons-real-life-inspirations-behind-characters-springfield-2584343
 
2021-12-09 10:01:31 AM  
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I used to be a stock boy here.

Loved working at the mall.
 
2021-12-09 10:02:18 AM  
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2021-12-09 10:06:10 AM  

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I had one in my home town. It was a Grants first...


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2021-12-09 10:17:21 AM  
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the "Best" store, Towson, MD.
 
2021-12-09 10:26:04 AM  

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the "Best" store, Towson, MD.


An even better one in Sacramento:

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2021-12-09 10:31:57 AM  
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2021-12-09 10:41:02 AM  

Lifeless: An even better one in Sacramento:


oh yeah...that's cool!
 
2021-12-09 10:56:08 AM  

ar393: NewportBarGuy: Nobody sets fire to The WIZ!

Service merchandise and pergament laugh at your shenanigans.

/Get your Amazon boxes off my lawn


Lechmere still waiting for the next Green Line train.
 
2021-12-09 11:34:59 AM  
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Get baked, stock shelves, bag groceries.
 
2021-12-09 11:52:49 AM  

freetomato: That fire came scary close to my sister's house in Pollock Pines.  I plan on moving back out that way if it doesn't burn to the ground before I retire. Many moons ago, I used to go out to Sly Park at night to drink beer with my sisters.  Several times we saw empty campsites, with embers still smoldering in the firepit - in the middle of a national forest.  My sister always had a bucket in the bed of her truck for that reason.  People are dumbasses.


I'm guessing that these morons did something similar, and are now trying to pretend "But we saw flames! We called the fire department! See, we're the good guys here!"
 
2021-12-09 1:14:33 PM  
Did they use the Jewish space lasers?
 
2021-12-09 1:25:00 PM  
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Yo, yo, yo... Central Mass represent!
 
2021-12-09 1:26:39 PM  
Holy cow subby. That takes me back.
 
2021-12-09 1:41:16 PM  

Gleeman: This thread has gone full "name I haven't heard in a long time".


And after we went to the stores we had lunch at Fuddruckers.
 
2021-12-09 1:41:36 PM  

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Yo, yo, yo... Central Mass represent!


You had to know your stuff when you shopped there. Apparently, he'd open a crate, look at the product, and price it at whatever he thought someone would pay for it. That could be a wildly good bargain... or a horrible rip-off.
 
2021-12-09 1:44:09 PM  
This goes way back.  Went out of business in1986!
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2021-12-09 2:41:49 PM  

Gaboo: [Fark user image image 425x265]

Yo, yo, yo... Central Mass represent!


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2021-12-09 3:08:11 PM  

ar393: And after we went to the stores we had lunch at Fuddruckers. Wetsons


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2021-12-09 3:15:39 PM  
Batman & Robin shopping at Zayres
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2021-12-09 6:46:53 PM  

Gaboo: [Fark user image 425x265]

Yo, yo, yo... Central Mass represent


I freakin' LOVED Spags! It was a very good Saturday indeed when we piled into the station wagon for a trip to Spags.
 
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