The only thing more comical than the Greater Boise Auditorium District landing a convention of herpes experts is the headline in the DAILY PAPER which proclaims: “HERPES EXPERTS IN BOISE AT SAME TIME AS BASQUES.”
The Statesman headline writer gets a coveted “DOPE REPORTER AWARD” from the GUARDIAN for perhaps the worst mix and match subject we can remember.
According to the story in the Daily by Katy Moeller, organizers of the International Herpesvirus Workshop first contacted the Boise Visitors and Convention Bureau four years ago. The convention runs July 25-29. Coincidentally the convention overlaps two days of the the six-day Jaialdi Basque cultural event which runs once every five years.
We haven’t heard anything official, but if the GBAD folks manage to expand their facility, perhaps they can catch the syphilis and gonorrhea annual meeting next year.
UPDATE–The on-line version of the story has a new headline: “Virologists, ball players and Basques headed to Boise in July” There were several comments from Statesman readers regarding the headline.
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