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September 4, 2003
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Past time to move Burning Man to private property

A death and two plane crashes should spur the Bureau of Land Management to finally pull the plug on the annual Burning Man festival on the Black Rock Desert north of Reno.

This year's event was described as "otherwise peaceful," which will be small consolation to the familes of a woman who died when her "art car" accidentally ran over her, and to five people who were seriously injured when their planes crashed on the makeshift landing strip in the middle of the desert.

A record 30,500 people showed up for this year's version of Soddom and Gomorrah on public …

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