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On 6/11/99 11:25:54 AM, sipoet wrote:
in part
>I am getting married next
>month in a Staten Island park
>and am incorporating my love
>for Staten Island into my
>ceremony.

Marguerite, make sure you don't do the butterfly thing at your ceremony.
(LOL) (see below)

The state of New York wants brides to know that releasing butterflies at their weddings requires a state permit. Butterfly experts say the purchase of non-native species of butterflies mix gene pools and disrupt migration patterns. Butterflies have two distinct populations - one on the West coast and one on the East coast - and each migrates to a different place. If the species are mixed, a butterfly may not know where to migrate.

Jeffrey Glassberg - president of the North American Butterfly Association - calls the practice of releasing butterflies at weddings "environmental terrorism."

(Thanks to UPI's Alex Cukan in Albany, New York)
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ciao4now!
bobC



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