It’s official. Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport will soon be no more: it’s getting a new name.
Plus, Tampa’s pirate boat parade has officially been canceled for this year.
Those were some of the day’s news headlines I thought you, too, may find interesting.
Harry Reid International Airport
The Clark County (NV) Commission officially approved a name change for Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport. It’ll eventually be called Harry Reid International Airport in honor of the long-serving senator from the Silver State.
It’ll reportedly cost $2 million to rebrand the airport — but will (allegedly) be covered by private donations.
Pat McCarran — the politician currently on the airport’s name — was labeled an anti-Semite and anti-immigrant. (Yeah, that’s pretty gross.) Though if Clark County wanted to steer clear of naming its airport after someone controversial, I’m a little surprised they went with Mr. Reid — who had to apologize for remarks he made about then-candidate Barack Obama.
ARGH! Tampa Pirate Boat Parade Canceled
Sorry, mateys. The 2021 edition of Tampa’s annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival was canceled because of COVID-19 pandemic concerns.
Word on the street is that corn is sold at the event — but costs a buck an ear. (Sorry. Dad joke.)
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