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Monday, June 22, 2009

92-year-old crusader's latest cause is saving the St. Johns River

Published June 22, 2009 - Orlando Sentinel
Stetson Kennedy, legendary champion of civil rights and cultural preservation, has begun a legal battle at age 92 to keep thirsty Central Florida from draining the St. Johns River.

This time, he got a lawyer and filed a lawsuit three weeks ago, alleging a violation of his rights under the state's open-government laws and asking a judge to void the decision made during the meeting to grant Seminole County rights to pump river water.

"We pay enough of a price for the arrogance of government," Kennedy said last week at his home near the St. Johns River. "The river is in for a heap of big trouble."

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