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PQQLK9
04-23-2004, 08:16 AM
Long-Simmering Dispute Turns Deadly in Rural Va.
Feud Ends With Man Slain, Neighbor Charged
By Michelle Boorstein
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, April 23, 2004; Page B01


It took 16 years of mutual threats, warrants, multiple lawsuits -- including two that reached the Virginia Supreme Court -- but the furious dispute between neighbors John Frederick Ames and Oliver "Perry" Brooks is over.




Brooks was shot dead.

Rural Caroline County is abuzz but not entirely surprised by the shooting Monday morning that left Brooks, a 74-year-old farmer, dead and Ames, a 59-year-old lawyer and cattle breeder, charged with first-degree murder. The two men had been at odds since they became neighbors in 1988, when Ames bought the 675-acre estate next door to Brooks.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A34831-2004Apr22.html

Wally_in_Cincy
04-23-2004, 09:36 AM
This is a classic. It is outrageously funny but long. Depending on your connection it might take a few minutes to look at all the pictures.

It's called "Redneck Neighbor"

Here's just a sample of the decorating expertise of the redneck neighbor. It's called the "one-legged table"

http://www.joespc.com/carlos/photo/rock.jpg

redneck neighbor site (http://www.joespc.com/carlos/redneck.htm)

UWPoolGod
04-23-2004, 10:56 AM
This kind of happened out by my parents a little ways from Mt. St. Helens. A guy living in on his property over the years had aquired all sorts of junk, i.e. broken cars/furniture/machinery/etc over 20-30 years. Then the town begins to grow and a developer buys the large lot next door and puts in 30 homes. Then the neighbors complain to the city/county that he has to clean up his land. He tells em to F-off basically cause they are his "projects" that he may make art out of, and he was there first. LOL. I think they told him that he had to get it cleaned within a certain timeframe. Not sure of the outcome, but it made The Columbian paper on the front page of the County section...probably right above any number of meth/pot operation busts.

ras314
04-23-2004, 01:10 PM
Raises my hackels when someone moves in next to me and starts fussing about my rifle range, 200 roosters, or whatever. So when I retired I found a spot of land completley surrounded by National Forest for several miles.

Now the envomental fanatics want to "remove inholdings" from the forest system. Had Gore won I might have been in real trouble.

Best neighbors are no neighbors. Maybe I ought to change my signature to "grouchy old grey beard" or something.