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July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following is the 81st of 100 stories regarding government regulation from the book Shattered Dreams, written by the National Center for Public Policy Research. CNSNews.com will publish an additional story each day.)
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following is the first of 100 stories regarding government regulation from the book Shattered Dreams, written by the National Center for Public Policy Research. CNSNews.com will publish an additional story each day.)
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following is the 96th of 100 stories regarding government regulation from the book Shattered Dreams, written by the National Center for Public Policy Research. CNSNews.com will publish an additional story each day.)Brian and Jody Bea decided to build a home on a family-owned parcel of land overlooking the Columbia River Gorge in Washington. After spending several years acquiring the necessary permits, the Beas received a building permit from Skamania County officials in 1997.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following is the 17th of 100 stories regarding government regulation from the book Shattered Dreams, written by the National Center for Public Policy Research. CNSNews.com will publish an additional story each day.)Charlene Coffee, an 80-year-old grandmother in DeKalb County, Tenn., can no longer look at her front yard without crying. What used to be a nice yard with chestnut trees will soon become part of a major highway.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following is the 33rd of 100 stories regarding government regulation from the book Shattered Dreams, written by the National Center for Public Policy Research. CNSNews.com will publish an additional story each day.)Guido and Betty Pronsolino purchased 800 acres of heavily logged timberland along the Garcia River in Mendocino County, Calif., in 1960. Over the next four decades, they spent significant time and money to manage, restore and replant the land.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following is the 49th of 100 stories regarding government regulation from the book Shattered Dreams, written by the National Center for Public Policy Research. CNSNews.com will publish an additional story each day.)The PBS television program Antiques Road Show has made countless Americans wonder if they may have a priceless lamp or table.The Internal Revenue Service does more than wonder. It has such an interest in the value of antiques that it will raid someone's home to assess their worth.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following is the 65th of 100 stories regarding government regulation from the book Shattered Dreams, written by the National Center for Public Policy Research. CNSNews.com will publish an additional story each day.)
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following is the 82nd of 100 stories regarding government regulation from the book Shattered Dreams, written by the National Center for Public Policy Research. CNSNews.com will publish an additional story each day.)"For 14 years, we have not been able to use or enjoy our property. We have spent over $300,000 in legal fees and other costs while the assessed value of our property has declined from $268,000 to $20,100. Yet we have never been able to go before a jury of our peers and explain our case," says Louise Williams.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following is the second of 100 stories regarding government regulation from the book Shattered Dreams, written by the National Center for Public Policy Research. CNSNews.com will publish an additional story each day.)
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following is the 97th of 100 stories regarding government regulation from the book Shattered Dreams, written by the National Center for Public Policy Research. CNSNews.com will publish an additional story each day.)
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following is the 18th of 100 stories regarding government regulation from the book Shattered Dreams, written by the National Center for Public Policy Research. CNSNews.com will publish an additional story each day.) Cottonwood Christian Church bought 18 acres of property in Cypress, Calif., in 1999 for $13 million, intending to build a larger worship center there. The church must now turn people away from services every week because there is not enough room for all the parishioners.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following is the 34th of 100 stories regarding government regulation from the book Shattered Dreams, written by the National Center for Public Policy Research. CNSNews.com will publish an additional story each day.)John Tarkowski, a 75-year-old disabled building contractor, lives on 16 acres of land in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. In the 1960s, he built the stone house on the property where he lives today. But Tarkowski has faced harassment from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for over 20 years.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following is the 50th of 100 stories regarding government regulation from the book Shattered Dreams, written by the National Center for Public Policy Research. CNSNews.com will publish an additional story each day.) Nancy Jacobs and her husband, Dr. Fredric Jacobs, were forced to spend 17 years fighting the Internal Revenue Service because of an internal problem within the federal tax-collecting agency.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following is the 66th of 100 stories regarding government regulation from the book Shattered Dreams, written by the National Center for Public Policy Research. CNSNews.com will publish an additional story each day.)When the Missouri, Kansas and Texas (MKT) Railroad decided to abandon a rail line that passed through Jayne and Maurice Glosemeyer's 240-acre family farm near Marthasville, Mo., the Glosemeyers expected to recover the 12 acres of land that had been used by the railroad.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following is the 83rof 100 stories regarding government regulation from the book Shattered Dreams, written by the National Center for Public Policy Research. CNSNews.com will publish an additional story each day.)
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following is the third of 100 stories regarding government regulation from the book Shattered Dreams, written by the National Center for Public Policy Research. CNSNews.com will publish an additional story each day.) If you are on a budget and looking for a new home near Tucson, Arizona, you may be out of luck.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following is the 98th of 100 stories regarding government regulation from the book Shattered Dreams, written by the National Center for Public Policy Research. CNSNews.com will publish an additional story each day.)Officials of San Jose Christian College in San Jose, Calif., wanted to move into a defunct hospital in nearby Morgan Hill that the college had purchased in 2000. The Morgan Hill City Council said no.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following is the 20th of 100 stories regarding government regulation from the book Shattered Dreams, written by the National Center for Public Policy Research.CNSNews.com will publish an additional story each day.)
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following is the 35th of 100 stories regarding government regulation from the book Shattered Dreams, written by the National Center for Public Policy Research. CNSNews.com will publish an additional story each day.)Suddenly and without warning, 21 heavily armed federal U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agents stormed a small Massachusetts manufacturing company that produced plastic-coated steel wire mesh used for lobster traps and erosion control for 20 years.
July 7, 2008, 8:21 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following is the 51st of 100 stories regarding government regulation from the book Shattered Dreams, written by the National Center for Public Policy Research. CNSNews.com will publish an additional story each day.)