USS Enterprise retirement will not include Shatner

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FILE - In this April 1, 2012 file photo, William Shatner hosts the Juno Awards in Ottawa, Ontario. A publicist for the actor tells The Virginian-Pilot the former commander of the fictional starship Enterprise on TV's "Star Trek" is abandoning plans to attend the Saturday, Dec. 1 retirement ceremony for the USS Enterprise at Norfolk Naval Station. He announced earlier he would be attending. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand, File)
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FILE - In this April 1, 2012 file photo, William Shatner hosts the Juno Awards in Ottawa, Ontario. A publicist for the actor tells The Virginian-Pilot the former commander of the fictional starship Enterprise on TV's "Star Trek" is abandoning plans to attend the Saturday, Dec. 1 retirement ceremony for the USS Enterprise at Norfolk Naval Station. He announced earlier he would be attending. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand, File)

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — William Shatner is not attending the USS Enterprise's retirement, after all.

A publicist for the actor tells The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/TvNp1K) the former commander of the fictional starship Enterprise on TV's "Star Trek" is abandoning plans to attend the ceremony Saturday at Norfolk Naval Station. He announced earlier he would be attending.

The publicist tells the newspaper Shatner had to rework his schedule.

The Enterprise returned to Norfolk from its final deployment earlier this month. Saturday's inactivation will be its last public ceremony.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com

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