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Lilpup
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Post Number: 820
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Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 2:40 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Who knew?

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/ football/257080_postcards26.ht ml

The View From Detroit: Is this city rooting for black or blue?

By M.L. LYKE
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER

Later, alligator

Looking sharp's big in Detroit, and no qualms on pleather vs. leather. Detroit is the largest market in the world for alligator shoes, some running up to $900. Buyers from the city go all the way to Milan to score good skin work, then return to sell to big-name biz execs and movie stars.
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Mackinaw
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Post Number: 1156
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Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 3:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Interesting little article. Sounds like they've got a reporter on site doing some actual reporting, talking to people, etc.

(Message edited by mackinaw on January 27, 2006)
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Themapman
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Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 6:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, that was different if nothing else. Alligator shoes really that popular now? Guess I've been gone too long already.
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Ray1936
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Post Number: 227
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Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 2:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Why would an alligator need shoes?
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Super_d
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Post Number: 646
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Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 2:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dog it!__ almost got away with the people-mover looping thru the city!:-) (go back to the original post and click on picture of the people mover and read below.)


super d(motordetroit)
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Lilpup
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Post Number: 821
Registered: 06-2004
Posted From: 152.163.100.8
Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 2:48 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://seattletimes.nwsource.c om/html/travel/2002766777_moto wnweb29.html?syndication=rss

"Let's see: cloud cover, a downtown elevated train, nearby Indian casinos.
Seattleites who go to Detroit for the Super Bowl should feel right at home."

except

"Since Super Bowl XL and the Motown Winter Blast will make navigating downtown difficult at best, just hop on Detroit's People Mover to get there. The People Mover is a light rail system that circles downtown. And unlike Seattle's monorail, it's operating."
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Lilpup
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Post Number: 822
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Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 3:03 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

so are these little bits of Detroit trivia given in a media package prepared for reporters?

"But Detroit is a city of innovation (it's in the Top 5 for patents in the nation)"

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/ football/257276_postcards27.ht ml

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