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Naturalsister
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Post Number: 424
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 68.42.169.65
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 11:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Did anybody else hear what sounded like an explosion downtown at about 9:02 pm?

later - naturalsister
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Detroitnerd
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Post Number: 549
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Posted From: 209.69.221.253
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 11:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah. But I just figured it was a semi smashing into something. Location: Beaubien at Lafayette.
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Naturalsister
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Post Number: 426
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Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 11:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow,

That's just steps away from me. When I looked out there, I saw nothing. How'd you come up with that intersection?

later - naturalsister
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Devinc
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Post Number: 7
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 69.14.138.74
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 11:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

you sure it wasn't the new jeep wrangler driving into some more stuff?

(Message edited by devinc on January 09, 2006)
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Ray1936
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Post Number: 186
Registered: 01-2005
Posted From: 207.200.116.134
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 12:05 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That Wrangler driving through the plate glass doors had to be the most immature marketing ploy I've ever seen. Friggin' morons. Who cleaned up all that glass?
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Rberlin
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Post Number: 284
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Posted From: 65.43.38.50
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 12:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Someone who gets paid to?

(Message edited by rBerlin on January 09, 2006)
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Sharmaal
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Post Number: 527
Registered: 09-2004
Posted From: 69.14.76.187
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 12:18 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Teamsters.
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Lilpup
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Post Number: 804
Registered: 06-2004
Posted From: 205.188.116.201
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 12:22 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Fox2 just reported that the bomb squad blew up a suspicious package left in front of the dentention center tonight.
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Gistok
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Post Number: 1724
Registered: 08-2004
Posted From: 4.229.72.204
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 1:58 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ray1936, I couldn't agree more! What with a lot of "drive-in" crimes where the criminals smash their cars thru a business facade, and then back out and drive off with the loot.

Nothing like showing off that a Jeep is a great vehicle for the discriminating "smash and grab" buyers of today....

I bet Jay Leno, Jon Stewart, Saturday Night Live and The Chappelle Show could have a field day with that commercial!
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Supersport
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Post Number: 9729
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Posted From: 69.246.37.236
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:05 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Something else must have just happened at around 11:45 pm, as 8 or 9 cop cars just went by at a very high rate of speed heading down Grand River towards downtown.
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Alobar
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Post Number: 103
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Posted From: 69.136.149.45
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:12 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well may be a seperate issue sport but in my neck of the woods there was just a brawl that broke out. Lots of screaming and yelling... not sure what was going on and 9 cop cars seems excessive but I do live right off of Grand River and Woodward.
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Ray1936
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Post Number: 187
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Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gistock, the helluvit is that I'm out here in Vegas, and it was one of the lead stories on the local NBC affiliate.
Jeez, it was good to see the Detroit Auto Show get national exposure, but did it have to include the "how to B&E and pull out an ATM machine" show and tell? You're right.
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Ro_resident
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Post Number: 135
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 63.85.13.248
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 10:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

When I saw the footage of the Wrangler, the first thing that popped into my head--when Bob Lutz and Coleman Young drove the Grand Cherokee through the Cobo window.

(Anyone see the footage before the Wrangler drove through the window? It looked like a woman accidently walked in front of the car before it made its final approach.)
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Basscase
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Posted From: 68.42.83.119
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 11:48 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

THe woman was Angie Harmon from Law and Order and it was part of the skit.
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Susanarosa
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Post Number: 638
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 208.39.170.90
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 11:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

The 2007 Jeep Wrangler carried Chrysler Group president Tom LaSorda through a plate glass window, across the street, up the terrace steps of the Pontchartrain Hotel and to the top of a fabricated mountain.




http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.d ll/article?AID=/20060110/AUTO0 4/601100351

How do you practice something like that?
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Gannon
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Post Number: 5323
Registered: 12-2003
Posted From: 69.234.30.215
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 12:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm sure they built a full-scale mock-up out at the proving grounds over the last six months.


Chrysler at one time was reported to have a full-size mock-up of Geddes Road with all of it's turns, twists, and potholes at one of their proving grounds in the area. Never forgot telling one of their engineers how that road was one of my Michigan favorites and he shared that they apparently loved it too, enough to copy it.

I guess Hines was just too long to emulate...or the older unfixed stretch of Rouge Parkway...but these folks can copy anything they want...Cobo into the Pontch is a snap.
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Detroitnerd
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Post Number: 550
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Posted From: 209.69.221.253
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 6:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I figured it was something local to the area so I posted my location. I wasn't out on the street, though.
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Supersport
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Post Number: 9735
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Posted From: 69.246.37.236
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 7:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm sure the M.F.I.C. was looking down from above.
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Detroit_stylin
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Post Number: 2277
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 66.202.227.12
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 10:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't know are you all sure it wasn't just Sport bustin some caps?
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Supersport
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Post Number: 9738
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Posted From: 69.246.37.236
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 12:03 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't bust caps, I exercise cap safety. :-) Speaking of which, I know we discussed it before D_stylin, you still pondering getting your CCW? I'm going to sign up this saturday and take the course the following sunday. Let me know if you're interested.
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Alexei289
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Post Number: 987
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 68.61.183.223
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 12:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I want to get mine, but dont you have to be 21?
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Jerome81
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Post Number: 882
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Posted From: 64.142.86.133
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 5:04 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If I remember correctly, they had Geddes at the proving grounds when I was there in 2003.
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Detroit_stylin
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Post Number: 2290
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Posted From: 66.202.227.12
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 9:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sport you still got my number? FInd out the Specs and let me know who's who and what's what....

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