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'Christmas Story' author still charms, riles locals
HAMMOND: Festival this weekend to pay homage to Jean Shepherd and his popular movie.

HAMMOND -- Five years after his death, humorist Jean Shepherd still tickles some Hoosiers -- and raises hackles on others. For Amy Stocky, 35, Hammond's semi-famous son was a comic genius. Consider "A Christmas Story" the Yule chestnut about a boy who longs for a Red Ryder BB gun...

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