Good luck charms for unlucky 2013
Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2012 8:00 pm
By: By The Associated Press
The Messenger 12.27.12
NEW YORK (AP) — Times Square officials have gathered good luck charms to accompany the unlucky number 13 that will light up when the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.
The 7-foot-tall sign in the shape of the number 13 arrived in New York City’s iconic tourist attraction on Wednesday. The New York Post reports (http://bit.ly/YnKQWv) that 13 good luck charms will be installed, along with the sign, atop One Times Square for the celebration that will ring in the year 2013.
The charms include a four-leaf clover, gold coins and a Buddha statue. Times Square Alliance President Tim Tompkins says officials want to assuage the fears of any superstitious revelers.
More than 1 billion people are expected to watch the New Year’s Eve festivities in telecasts and newscasts.
Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com