Thursday, November 29, 2007

'Rain Man' Trees Coming Down



'Rain" Man' trees coming down because of safety


BY CHRIS MAYHEW
MELBOURNE - After this winter Sr. Fran Moore, the provincial of St. Anne Convent, won't see the orderly line of 50-75 foot tall Pin Oaks made famous in the movie "Rain Man."
The poor health condition of the almost 70-year-old trees along the convent's front drive, and safety concerns about falling limbs, have prompted the congregation to remove them before winter is over, said Moore.
Nobody will miss them more than the residents of the convent, Moore said.
"For our sisters it will be very hard," she said. "I don't want to look at the front yard after they're gone."
The trees are perhaps most famous for providing a background for 1988s ³Rain Man² starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman. The tree-lined drive appeared in the movie and the image was used on promotional posters, the cover of the DVD version, and other items related to the film.

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