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Chocolate Chip Law / Ocean Beach Resort #254438

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Sep 04, 1977
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(Studio) Chocolate chip cookie war rages at Fire Island, New York.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Ocean Beach, Fire Island, New York) Eating in public violates law in Ocean Beach, New York. [Baker Rachel DORING - feels no remorse for contributing to "negligent eating," through her sale of cookies.] [Street sweeper Charles LIEBRECHT - believes legalizing cookies contributes to littering.] Ocean Beach is popular resort, and town attempts to keep it clean and orderly. [Board of trustees Warner DANBY - considers homeowners, who pay the taxes of Ocean Beach.] Cookie eaters approach ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) and threaten to fight Chocolate Chip Law. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Linda MARGOLIN - explains reasoning behind protest.] Lawsuit over the law described. Judge Benjamin Mehlin presides. Defense Attorney Michael Hills says charges against those arrested are unconstitutional. Case postponed. [HILLS- laughs, but won't joke, about issue.] Attorney Arthur Hammer, representative of village homeowners, is concerned with regard to controversy. [HAMMER - thinks matter exaggerated.] Situation summarized.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin Artist: Aggie Whelan

Dean, Morton;
McLaughlin, Bill

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