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08-04-2005, 01:05 AM

SALEM, Mass. -- A sausage vendor has given two Salem boys trying to make a buck selling lemonade a lesson in cutthroat business techniques.

Police shut down the lemonade stand on Salem Common after the sausage man complained that the boys didn't have a permit and were taking customers away from him.

Lt. Scott Englehart said police had no choice but to enforce the rules. But he said it's "ridiculous that little kids can't sell lemonade."

Jarrod Clowery is the sausage man. He said he regrets ever calling police because now all he gets are icy stares from people around town who heard about the story.

Dominic Serino, 9, said after he and Ryan Decker, 11, were thrown off the Common, they relocated to a spot near Serino's home. But their business dropped off.