According to this item at PhysOrg.Com only 60,000 people have visited the exhibition of Lucy. The Pacific Science Center had expected 250,000 visitors and the museum is facing a half a million dollars in losses and is laying off staff. To add insult to injury the Field Museum in Chicago has withdrawn due to the cost of the exhibit (I was planning on seeing Lucy in Chicago). Although I was against Lucy leaving Ethiopia I did hope she would do well on her tour. Houston, the first stop, was a rousing success. Seattle, however, has dropped the ball. Come on people, get to Seattle and visit Lucy! You will never have the chance again.
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