Learning Services Corp. won city approval for a group home catering to head-injury patients, but opposition from neighbors in an affluent Ogden subdivision has led to abandonment of the project.

John Mecham, who had agreed to sell his home to Learning Services, confirmed the deal has fallen through."They said that in fairness to their clients, they are going to pull out," Mecham said. "They feel that if the neighbors are going to be that creepy, they don't want to put their clients through it."

Shadow Valley residents said they were not opposed to the handicapped, but were trying to protect their property values by keeping a business out of the all-residential neighborhood.