Monday, May 01, 2006

Happy Anniversary to the World's Fair

1982 Worlds FairIn the midst of darker celebrations and protests marring the day, here's a lighter remembrance:

The 1982 Worlds Fair opened on this day 24 years ago. Next year will be 25, and I hope Knoxville throws a proper bash.

UPDATE: But then, of course, someone has to come along and ruin my World's Fair Day:

Knox rally draws immigrant rights supporters
Some 300 people gathered at Worlds Fair Park Monday morning to support U.S. immigration reform that is friendly to workers from Mexico and other countries.

The downtown rally, held as part of a nationwide movement where immigrants are being urged to boycott work, school and shopping today as part of a "Day Without Immigrants," was organized by the East Tennessee council of the Tennessee Immigrants and Refugee Rights Coalition, which advocates for policies to empower immigrants and refugees throughout Tennessee.

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