A pair of hoodlums invaded William Baney's Salem, Oreg.,
home and demanded loot. As one criminal held a straight razor to
the throat of Baney's wife, his partner menaced the homeowner with a
knife. The 64-year-old Baney ran to his bedroom, grabbed a gun and
opened fire, killing one of the pair and putting the other to
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