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Posted: Thursday, October 13th 2005 at 6:40am

Life University to bring back Christmas lights

By The Associated Press
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Life University is Marietta is bringing back the Christmas lights.

School officials announced yesterday the decision to bring back the popular "Lights of Life" this holiday season. The show begins November 21st at the chiropratic college.

The school did NOT put up the display last year because of financial concerns.

The future of the holiday tradition was put in jeopardy in 2002 when the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools pulled its accreditation of Life's chiropractic program, citing huge debt.

For two years, the school continued "Lights of Life" with the help of corporate sponsors and donations. The association released the school from academic probation in 2004.

Last year school leaders canceled the light show, saying they needed to continue to improve the institution's finances and enrollement.

Now in its sixteenth year, the show features about two (m) million lights in displays along a two-point-five mile route through campus. Admission is free, but donations are accepted to help defray $350,000 in operating expenses.


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