Grapevine: May 14, 1990

NO FAIR. Almost everyone else is coming, but there may not be a U.S. pavilion at the Expo 1992 Universal Exhibition in Seville, Spain. The U.S. Information Agency requested $15 million over three years to help build a display hall. Uh-uh, replied Iowa Congressman Neal Smith, chairman of the House USIA subcommittee: "We are no longer going to construct buildings and then pay to tear them down after only six months." Without funds for architect and construction contracts, warns Marvin Stone, the U.S. commissioner general for the fair, "the project will die this month." Moreover, a snub by the U.S. could...

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