Date: September 14, 2005

Sam Giordano, president and general manager, State Fair of Louisiana, Shreveport, concluded a meeting yesterday about the fate of this year’s fair, set for Oct. 27-Nov. 13, satisfied with the decision to push forward.

"We could have decided to do several things," said Giordano, whose fairgrounds is currently teeming with Hurricane Katrina evacuees, American Red Cross volunteers and others involved in relief efforts. "We could have decided to cancel ...

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