Stimulus Money Has Public Interest Groups On Edge

Once upon a time, at a news conference that now seems long, long ago, there was word that a dazzling paradise would rise from the swamps of New Jersey.

There would be a 16-story indoor snow slope, where residents could ski on the sultriest of summer days. They would build the tallest Ferris wheel in America, an Egyptian-themed movie theater, a skydiving simulation tunnel, a candy dreamland with a chocolate waterfall and a 1,000-gallon jellyfish aquarium that would light up like a lava lamp.

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