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January 12, 1993 | STEVE HINCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Real estate developer Tom Chapman says that, contrary to local opinion, he is not holding a prized wilderness area in the nearby mountains for ransom. But you would be hard put to find anyone in this small fruit-growing and coal-mining town to defend him. The native-born Chapman specializes in converting rural land into million-dollar wilderness hideaways.
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January 12, 1993 | STEVE HINCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Real estate developer Tom Chapman says that, contrary to local opinion, he is not holding a prized wilderness area in the nearby mountains for ransom. But you would be hard put to find anyone in this small fruit-growing and coal-mining town to defend him. The native-born Chapman specializes in converting rural land into million-dollar wilderness hideaways.
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REAL ESTATE
May 19, 1985 | EVELYN De WOLFE
The largest subdivision of land ever known will be brought to public attention this week with the bicentennial celebration of the American Rectangular Public Land Survey System. The ordinance of May 20, 1785, regarded as one of the lasting accomplishments of the Continental Congress, is the product of the emerging democratic process following the Revolutionary War, and was hand-drafted by Thomas Jefferson himself.
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August 23, 2000 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call it a battle for the soul of Shamu. SeaWorld, the aquatic theme park that is San Diego's top tourist attraction, is seeking government approval for a major expansion: a 95-foot "splashdown" ride, a multistory education center, a four-story parking garage and, someday, a 650-room hotel. There has been opposition whenever SeaWorld, built in 1964, has sought to change or expand its operation or to increase its leasehold, which is about 190 acres in Mission Bay Aquatic Park.
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