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Basketball Hoop Removal
Melissa McCafferty sits on a basketball hoop in protest on after Delaware Department of Transportation crews escorted by state police cruisers tore down basketball hoops, Friday, March 25, 2011, in Claymont, Del. Last fall, DelDOT sent letters to at least eight residents in the Radnor Green and Ashbourne Hills subdivisions saying their street-side basketball hoops violated the state�s Clear Zone law, which prohibits hoops, trees, shrubs and other objects from being within seven feet of the pavement's edge in subdivisions. DelDOT told residents that if they didn�t take down the hoops that the agency would and residents would be charged for the removal and disposal costs, said Radnor Green resident John McCafferty. (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, Robert Craig)