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ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 09, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Reston, Virginia: John Martin) The legal problem in Virginia over a golf driving range that has led to owner John Thoburn spending 83 days in jail for not planting enough trees and shrubs to shield the facility from neighboring homes examined. [THOBURN - says the county should be embarrassed; says American freedom is at stake.] [Fairfax County, Virginia, spokeswoman Merni FITZGERALD - says the shrubs and trees are still missing.] The larger national debate over how far the government can go in telling property owners what to do outlined. [Defenders of Property Rights Nancie MARZULLA - says government regulation has gone too far.]

Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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