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Thursday, December 21, 2006

I appreciate this woman's gumption

Woman who lost home says ‘humbug’

The woman at the center of a national battle over property rights sent a less-than-joyous holiday card to officials who used the power of eminent domain to take her home. Susette Kelo’s card shows a snowy image of her house in New London, CT, and reads:

“Your houses, your homes, your family, your friends. May they live in misery that never ends. I curse you all. May you rot in hell. To each of you, I send this spell.”

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2005 that New London had the right to take homes in Kelo’s Fort Trumbull neighborhood to make way for a private riverfront project that will include condominiums, a hotel and office space. New London Development Corp. member Reid Burdick put the card on his mantel. “The things she’s angry about were not done to be mean-spirited toward her personally,” Burdick said.

USA Today December 21, 2006 p. 3A


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