OSLO, NORWAY A Los Angeles student is leading a campaign of Michael Jackson fans who hope to land the late King of Pop, Soda and Cola a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. Over 2000 Jacksonites have signed on-line petitions in support of the campaign in the belief that his "lifelong dedication to the well being of humanity" should be honored. Supporters hope 100,000 will sign on.
In order to receive a nomination for the coveted award, Jackson's name would have to be suggested by a Nobel Prize official; members of the public are not involved in the selection, a well-known fact that his fans are refusing accept.
Alfred Nobel's will stated that the prize should be awarded by a committee of five people elected by the Norwegian Parliament. The Peace Prize is presented annually in Oslo, in the presence of the king. It is awarded on December 10, which is the anniversary of Nobel's death. It is given "to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses."