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The following editorial appeared September 2, 2005 in the

 "Driveway Drivel"

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Editorial Board
Posted September 2, 2005

A car in a driveway raises hackles in Boca

   When is a "commercial vehicle" not a commercial vehicle? When it's not selling anything. So what's Boca Raton's problem with Richard Newman's car?

   Newman has run into a code compliance problem because he has an electric car, described by the city as a commercial vehicle, parked in his driveway. On the sides is the address for the Web site of his nonprofit scientific organization. The city wants him to remove or cover the lettering, or face a fine.

   Newman could easily cover the address and make the issue go away, of course. But the city should first have to explain what linguistic perversion leads it to consider a nonprofit informational Web site to be a commercial enterprise. Better yet, it should simply drop the matter.

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