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Realitycheck
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Post Number: 268
Registered: 08-2004
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Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 9:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Main news section readers on Friday saw a sizable piece that begins:

quote:

DETROIT As thousands of visitors arrive in downtown Detroit for this weekend's Super Bowl, they are greeted by a city that appears to be booming with promise.

In the shadow of glass and steel skyscrapers, crowds of customers salivate over rich platters of smoked salmon Benedict and baskets stacked high with freshly baked fruit breads inside Detroit's Breakfast House & Grill. Down the street, couples in chic dark suits wait more than an hour to squeeze into the Oslo sushi bar, eager to sample spicy crawfish rolls and nibble on plates of river eel sashimi.


Yes, this comprehensive report under the headline A Still-Struggling Detroit Puts On Its Game Face mentions empty buildings and the specter of receivership, but without the skewed perspective or outright distorions that masqueraded as journalism in Slate + a few other spots this week.

Scope it all at: http://www.latimes.com/sports/ football/nfl/la-na-detroit3feb 03,1,6602209.story?ctrack=1&cs et=true
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Itsjeff
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Post Number: 5481
Registered: 10-2003
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Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 10:26 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"When I first moved into downtown, there was one sandwich shop, a couple decent restaurants and that was it," said Peter Zeiler, 38, a technology program manager with the Detroit Economic Growth Corp., a nonprofit organization that helps to link private developers with the city. "Now, I have to wait in line at my favorite deli. It's a problem I'm happy to live with."

Pity there wasn't a picture.
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Llyn
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Post Number: 1409
Registered: 06-2004
Posted From: 68.61.197.206
Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 1:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Who is that guy?
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Funkycarrie
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Post Number: 155
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 68.79.80.163
Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 4:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Reality....it won't let me view the story without a name and pword
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Sharmaal
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Post Number: 689
Registered: 09-2004
Posted From: 69.14.76.187
Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 4:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Zeiler. What the hell kind of name is that? This guy sounds like dweeb.
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Kilgore_south
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Post Number: 17
Registered: 05-2005
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Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 4:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Funkycarrie - registering is free I think. Or go to www.bugmenot.com to get an already-registered username/pasword. Here's one that works: pepto@mailinator.com/bismol

Then you can put the name of the article (A Still-Struggling Detroit Puts On Its Game Face) into the search bar and you'll get to it.

Kind of a pain in the ass, but it's a way to get around the registration requirement of these newspapers...
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Kilgore_south
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Post Number: 18
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Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 4:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah, for such an important DEGC guy Mr. Zeiler apparently has never gotten out much.
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Panson
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Post Number: 781
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 64.12.116.204
Posted on Saturday, February 04, 2006 - 6:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Another fair one from Washinton Post..

Sunday Brings More Than a Game
By Michael Wilbon

Friday, February 3, 2006; Page E01

DETROIT There are more cranes and construction crews in Detroit these days than usual, probably more than at any time in the past 40 years.

Loft apartments in restored buildings off Woodward Avenue downtown reportedly are priced in the $300,000 range, which was unthinkable five years ago. Several burned-out buildings that were visible along Interstates 94 and 75 as recently as June during the NBA Finals have been torn down. The streets leading into and out of the Super Bowl-related venues are cleaner than they've been in decades. New restaurants like Lola's in Harmony Park, a short walk from Detroit's two new downtown stadiums, were open and serving after 10 p.m. on Wednesday night.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02 /02/AR2006020202751.html
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Hardhat
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Post Number: 91
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Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 12:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

And another rather unharmful one from Sports Illustrated

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c om/2006/writers/john_donovan/0 2/04/sb.scene/index.html
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Hardhat
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Post Number: 92
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Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 12:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

And another piece that doesn't hurt from the ABC news web site.
http://abcnews.go.com/Business /story?id=1575626&ad=true
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Psip
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Post Number: 1015
Registered: 04-2005
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Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 12:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

^^^Whats a tony suburb??
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Kilgore_south
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Post Number: 21
Registered: 05-2005
Posted From: 24.176.20.117
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 1:15 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From the ABC News article:

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In fact, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was so intent on showing Super Bowl visitors a new face for Detroit, he was willing to sacrifice its Motown roots.
Wrecking crews began taking down the long-abandoned office building that was home to Motown Records from 1968 to 1972 in January.



That's a new spin - Benevolent Kwame loved Motown so much he had to destroy it. Overall a nice article though.

(Message edited by Kilgore_South on February 05, 2006)

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