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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

But where's the pink flamingos?

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. - For Dwight DeGolia's neighbors, the last straw was the fake palm trees.

The 62-year-old retiree had spent years fixing up the sliver of sloping land outside his home, adding two putting greens that were almost 30 feet long, a small creek and a gazebo.

Then he added 50 tons of beach sand to complete the illusion of a tropical golf vacation, as well as a portable golf hitting cage and a bar with a pergola roof.

"We had that place really shining," DeGolia said.

But the 8- to 12-foot palm trees made it impossible for neighbors to ignore DeGolia's project anymore, a passion that they said was making the neighborhood look tacky and led them to take DeGolia to court.

"We gave it a nickname," said Dennis Taylor, a former subdivision trustee. "Wally World."


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