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VP Cheney Hunts at Club Displaying Confederate Flag

UNION VALE, N.Y. (AP) _ It wasn't his aim, but Vice President Cheney's latest hunting trip has generated controversy.

He spent about eight hours at a secluded Hudson Valley gun club Monday where well-heeled enthusiasts shoot ducks and pheasants. It
was Cheney's second visit to Clove Valley Rod & Gun Club in Dutchess County, about 70 miles north of New York City.

A New York Daily News photographer snapped a picture of a small Confederate flag hanging inside a garage on the property.

The photo was shown to civil rights activist, the Reverend Al Sharpton, who demanded Cheney ``leave immediately, denounce the club and apologize for going to a club'' that he says ``represents lynching, hate and murder to black people.''

A Cheney spokeswoman says neither the vice president nor anyone on his staff saw such a flag.


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