Thousands of “Star Trek” fans from around the globe will “beam down” to atiny eastern Iowa community today. Riverside claims it’s the futurebirthplace of James Kirk, captain of the T-V show’s starship Enterprise.Events marking the character’s future birthday include a parade at 10 a-mand a costume contest.Bill Poch (poke) is president of the 15th annual Trekfest. He says all sortsof Star Trek stuff will be on sale — from key chains and t-shirts tostick-on Spock ears — and even tiny vials of dirt.Those vials are selling for $4.95. Poch says the event is expected to drawbetween four-and-seven-thousand people to the town with a population of 800.For more information on the festival, log on to www.trekfest.com.
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