From The Associated Press
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Bentonville-based Wal-Mart has announced the winners of its "Lucky in Love Wedding Search." Seven couples will each receive wedding packages worth more than $5,000 -- and that includes nuptials in the lawn and garden section of their local Wal-Mart Supercenters. The couples are to tie the knot in ceremonies all on July Seventh.
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This week at the local Wal-Mart, seven couples will get hitched—that’s right: on July 7, 2007, seven couples will say “I DO.” Yee-haaaaa! This is a great promotion for the world’s leading retailer. They are giving away a nice package to the winning couples and will be sure to engender some community love in the process. More than 400 couples have entered for a chance to be one of the lucky seven picked. We’ve never been into store weddings, but who can argue with free. It would be great if someone invited Time-Warner CEO Dick Parsons. He mentioned recently that he has never, technically, stepped foot in a Wal-Mart. This ought to be a good introduction to the Arkansas-based retailer. By the by, this is another instance of the old 7/7/7 wedding. Some people believe in luck or something. Maybe everyone should just marry their soul mate, become skilled at expressing feelings and listening, have plenty of sex and try to avoid cheating and power-inequality issues. That seems like a slightly better way of ensuring a happy, long-term marriage. It wouldn’t hurt to not see each other before walking down the aisle and for the bride to have something old, new, borrowed and blue. And we’ve heard that sacrificing various animals to Olympian gods is a sure-fire way to keep luck on your side.