very LAC (for a slow weekend)

Phil Rose pjrose at
Sun Aug 22 13:12:13 EDT 2004

OSLO (Reuters) - Armed robbers stole "The Scream" and another 
masterpiece by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch on Sunday in a bold 
daytime raid on an Oslo museum packed with terrified tourists.

Two masked robbers ran into the Munch Museum, threatened staff with a 
handgun and forced people to lie down before grabbing "The Scream," 
an icon of existentialist angst showing a waif-like figure against a 
blood-red sky, and "Madonna ( news -web sites )."

Some stunned tourists said they feared they were victims of a terror 
attack. The men yanked the masterpieces from the wall, walked out the 
front door and escaped in a black Audi car driven by a third man who 
had been waiting outside, police said.

Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
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