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City Won't Extend Hours for John Lennon Vigil

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发表于 2002-12-7 00:05:00 |显示全部楼层
Dec 4, 2002 3:14 pm US/Eastern



(1010 WINS) (NEW YORK) The city Parks and Recreation Department refused on Wednesday to extend the closing hours of Central Park to allow the organizers of the annual John Lennon vigil to hold an all night memorial for the slain singer.

Organizers had hoped Mayor Michael Bloomberg would be more sympathetic to their cause than the previous Giuliani administration, which imposed the 1 a.m. curfew because park officials said they didn't want the organizers throwing "all-night pot parties celebrate (Lennon's) memory."

"It's a matter of public safety," said Megan Sheekey, spokeswoman for the Parks Department. "It's just a precedent that there are no overnight events in the park. If we changed that rule for them, we would have to do so for everyone else."

Tom Leighton, who ran for governor this year and for mayor two years ago under the banner of the Marijuana Reform Party, said that before former Mayor Rudy Giuliani took office in 1991, the Lennon vigil lasted all night.

Leighton and co-organizer Candido Bonilla formed the Memorial Committee in 1994 and battled City Hall for years to end the curfew.

Leighton called the vigil, which is held on the anniversary of Lennon's death, a "peaceful and inspiring" event. Lennon was shot dead by a deranged fan in front of his Central Park West home on Dec. 8, 1980.

"We are deeply disappointed. We had hoped that a new mayor would have had a new policy," he said. "We don't need security for this event or to arrest people for marijuana. We have bigger things like terrorism and a budget to worry about."


(© MMII Infinity Broadcasting Corp. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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发表于 2002-12-7 21:25:00 |显示全部楼层
They don't want to stay at Strawberry Fields forever, but John Lennon fans are asking the city to let them hang out at the Central Park spot overnight Sunday to mark the 22nd anniversary of the Beatle's death.
The all-night vigils were stopped in 1995 when the Giuliani administration decided to enforce the 1 a.m. park curfew.

Vigil organizers are hoping that Mayor Bloomberg will give them a chance - and lift the curfew for one night a year.

"We've placed several calls to City Hall, but we just keep being bounced around," said Candido Bonilla, a vigil organizer.

Parks Department officials said the annual tribute to Lennon at Strawberry Fields - across the street from where he was slain on Dec. 8, 1980 - will have to end at 1 a.m.

"Unfortunately, if we waived the curfew for this group, we would have to waive it for everyone," said Megan Shekey, a spokeswoman.

Joe Mahoney

Originally published on December 4, 2002

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发表于 2002-12-8 20:30:00 |显示全部楼层
整整听了一个下午imagine~~~权作无谓的纪念~~~

看见那个影象越来越远~~慢慢消逝~~终于永恒~~

和那些想象中的微笑和梦幻~~~



然后继续前进~~
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