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THE PLEASANT VALLEY WAR: PART IITHEY'RE SERIOUS ABOUT THEIR BATTLES UP IN THESE PARTS

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But all this does not help Larry get his tractor back. Gary Husk, the assistant U.S. Attorney General who is prosecuting the case, thinks the tractor may not be released until November, but admits it might never be released. Jo Ann Graham is bitter. "They found themselves a sucker," she says. It's too late to save the weed-strangled corn field anyway, she notes. But it's not too late to plant garlic. She passes on that information with the sound of battle in her voice. "What they've indicted my husband on is so wacky that it must be a smoke screen."

"What we contend, my friends, is a war upon our God-given rights as citizens under the Constitution of the United States.

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