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March 18, 1991 | KEVIN RODERICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stooped over her vegetable patch, face tucked against the wet wind, the old woman spares no glance for the low-flying B-52. She has lived with the roar of American bombers a long time, in the Laos highlands and now in San Joaquin Valley almond country. Her patch of bok choy and onions grows on the edge of Merced, under the flight path of Castle Air Force Base. The long skirt, head scarf and shawl identify her as one of the peasants who is changing cowboy land .
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March 18, 1991 | KEVIN RODERICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stooped over her vegetable patch, face tucked against the wet wind, the old woman spares no glance for the low-flying B-52. She has lived with the roar of American bombers a long time, in the Laos highlands and now in San Joaquin Valley almond country. Her patch of bok choy and onions grows on the edge of Merced, under the flight path of Castle Air Force Base. The long skirt, head scarf and shawl identify her as one of the peasants who is changing cowboy land .
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