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2008-07-31 09:00:47

By Ramon Coronado, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 31--After more than four years of fighting government agencies and his neighbors, Don Langley has been defeated -- and the Carmichael Creek Neighborhood Preservation Ordinance has prevailed. "I've lost," he said. "I'm not bitter. It's part of life." Langley's long-standing battle ended earlier this month when Sacramento County supervisors accepted a drastically slashed version of plans to subdivide his three acres of property. From...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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