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Friday, March 30, 2007

Just in: Institute for Justice press release re: Gambles sell home to Rookwood Partners


March 30, 2007

Norwood Homeowners Carl and Joy Gamble Announce Sale of Home

Both Fighting Cancer, Gambles Reluctantly Sell Home of 35 Years

Arlington, Va.—Today, Joy Gamble, who with her husband, Carl, successfully fought before the Ohio Supreme Court to save their home of 35 years from eminent domain abuse, announced that she and Carl have agreed to sell their home in Norwood to Rookwood Partners, the redevelopment group spearheaded by Cincinnati-based developer Jeffrey Anderson. Carl’s serious health problems will not allow them to return to their home. The Gambles owned their home since 1969 but were forced out under the threat of eminent domain in February of 2005. Since then, the Gambles have been living in Northern Kentucky, first in their daughter’s finished basement, then in a small, one-bedroom apartment. Since late December of 2006, Carl has been hospitalized; he is being treated for, among other things, cancer and heart and lung problems.

Joy issued the following statement through her attorneys at the Institute for Justice, which represented the couple in their fight:

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