Vol. 5 Num 1104 Mon. July 09, 2007  

Hollywood divorce town catches '7/7/7' marriage fever

In a town of fairytale Hollywood weddings that often end in divorce, officials reported a surge in marriage license requests from couples seeking to wed on Saturday's mystical "7/7/7" date.

The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk office in Los Angeles said demand for marriage licenses was up 15 to 20 percent this week as couples hoped marrying on July 7, 2007, would help guarantee the vow "till death do us part."

About 200 marriage licenses are issued on a typical day in July in Los Angeles County, said Kathy Treggs, division manager of marriage licenses and ceremonies.

Las Vegas, known as the wedding capital of the world, was also expecting a record number of ceremonies as thousands of lovers gambled on lucky number 7.