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Alabama / Tree House #48290

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 25, 1977
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(Studio) Following report involves boy's tree house in Florence, Alabama, and bureaucracy.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Florence, Alabama) [Jamie RAY - says he may look at baseball cards in tree house when he's supposed to be doing homework.] After house went up, Jamie's father told him house must come down, or he'd have to pay fine and be in jail 10 days.] Building official says he's not opposed to kids, but got complaint that house violates zoning ordinance. [Building official Austeen GOODE - says it's well-constructed, but not permitted by law.] Details of law noted. Ray and attorney claim it doesn't violate law and appeal to zoning board and public; public responds, zoning board has yet to do so. [JAMIE - will feel bad if board doesn't allow it.]
REPORTER: David Snell

Reasoner, Harry;
Snell, David

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