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Cobain, Nirvana fans ensure words won't change

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ABERDEEN, Wash. -- After hearing from Kurt Cobain and Nirvana fans across the United States, the Washington state city of Aberdeen is keeping the words "Come as you are" on a welcome sign.

Mayor Bill Simpson announced at Wednesday night's city council meeting the sign will stay.

The mayor received more than 300 emails after reports that the reference to a Nirvana song would be dropped when the sign is replaced. "Come as you are" was added to the "Welcome to Aberdeen" sign in 2005 following the 10-year anniversary of Cobain's 1994 death in Seattle.

Cobain grew up in Aberdeen. While the city plans to replace the aging sign, there are no plans to change the message.

 

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 14, 2013 D2

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