Michael Jackson wants a Children's Day

LOS ANGELES Jan 31 (Reuters) Pop star Michael Jackson thinks children are so cool that the world should set aside an annual holiday to celebrate them."There's
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LOS ANGELES Jan 31 (Reuters) Pop star Michael Jackson thinks children are so cool that the world should set aside an annual holiday to celebrate them.

"There's a Mother's Day and there's a Father's Day, but there's no Children's Day," he said in the upcoming cover story of Vibe magazine. "It would mean a lot. It really would. World peace. I hope that our next generation will get to see a peaceful world, not the way things are going now."

Jackson, 43, who has two children of his own, paid a multimillion-dollar settlement in early 1994 to resolve an accusation of child molestation. He often surrounds himself with tykes, and buses in terminally ill children to play at his sprawling Neverland Valley ranch north of Los Angeles.

-Reuters