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Cigarette addiction saves lives

| April 22, 2013

David Henneberry, an avid boater and member of the Watertown Yacht Club, walked outside to smoke a cigarette just after Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick  lifted the curfew on Boston, MA, USA, residents at 6 p.m. Friday, April, 18.

Puffing away, Henneberry noticed the tarp that covered his rare, 22-foot  pleasure cruiser—a white Seahawk with blue trim and a fiberglass hull, reported  the New York Daily News—wasn’t on correctly, according to a story posted on on the talk radio station WBZT’s website.

“Then he saw that one of the straps was hanging loose,” his stepson Robert Duffy told the Daily News. “He picked it up and saw it had been cut. He  found it incredibly odd.”

Henneberry got a small ladder, climbed up to reach the boat deck, and flipped back his tarp “and saw a pool of blood,” Duffy added. “And then he saw what he thought was a body.”

Henneberry jumped off the ladder and ran inside, dialing 911 as he went. The “body” was the second Boston bombing suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar  Tsarnaev — alive.

Within minutes, Duffy said, police arrived and moved his stepdad and mother to a neighbor’s house.

The entire city had been on lockdown all day as police embarked on a massive manhunt for Tsarnaev who’d escaped a shootout around 1 a.m. Friday and was nowhere to be found since.

Apparently shots were exchanged at some point when police moved in, Duffy  said.

Not in spots Henneberry apparently appreciated: “I just heard they wound up  shooting a couple of rounds through his boat,” Duffy told the Daily  News. “He’s not going to like that, he’s real anal about it.”

Boston’s JFK library fire caused by careless smoker, not terrorists

| April 19, 2013

The fire at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum in Boston Monday was caused by the careless disposal of smoking materials, city fire officials said.

Boston officials had initially feared that the fire at the library might have been connected to the bombings at the Boston Marathon, because it was ­reported just six minutes after the explosions went off in Copley Square, according to The Boston Globe.

“In light of what had just happened at the finish line — and the library is of course a high-profile place in Boston — it caused a lot of speculation,” Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald said. “It took a while to get to the facts.”

The fire broke out in an HVAC system in a section of the complex that opened in 2011 and houses offices, a classroom, and some archival material, he said Monday. The building was evacuated. No injuries were reported.