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Itsjeff
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Username: Itsjeff

Post Number: 5799
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 208.27.111.125
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 2:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Scrappers have been trying to pry off the large brass historical marker on the old Cass Tech (at corner of service drive and Second). Lately the the property has become a total dump and homeless people and drug dealers have taken up residence inside the archways. One more indication that DPS cannot take care of its properties.
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Lowell
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Username: Lowell

Post Number: 2489
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 66.167.210.27
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 2:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sounds like someone ^ is ready to strike up a chorus with Rasputin of that old favorite "Tear that _____ ______ ____!"
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Detroitnerd
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Username: Detroitnerd

Post Number: 589
Registered: 07-2004
Posted From: 209.69.221.253
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 2:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's called demolition by neglect.
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Detourdetroit
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Username: Detourdetroit

Post Number: 185
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.255.246.225
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 2:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

thanks for the update itsjeff about the brass marker. there is a non-profit development company that has formed to try to work with dps to take the building through a development process - dps has been somewhat receptive to the idea, but the non-profit has not secured an option as of yet. udm school of architecture last spring did a semester long design and feasibility study for the building - with particular possibilty in resuing the old building. dps secured the windows and have shut some of the systems down. the homeless setting up shop in the archways is definitely an issue that needs to be addressed. the building is rock solid and has potential, but has issues. we're doing our best!
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Jjaba
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Username: Jjaba

Post Number: 3650
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 67.160.138.107
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 2:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

To an alum, this is very disturbing.

jjaba, Class of '59. (back in the day when people didn't think about defacing Detroit. The Cass Corridor was a thing of vitality, beauty.)
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Detourdetroit
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Username: Detourdetroit

Post Number: 186
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.255.246.225
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 10:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

jjaba must report to duty as the apostle of a re-imagined cass tech. he must spread the word far and wide to other alums that this can happen.
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Leoqueen
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Username: Leoqueen

Post Number: 1255
Registered: 07-2004
Posted From: 152.163.100.8
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 11:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

cass tech alum leoqueen class of '72 reporting for duty, SIR!
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Islandman
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Username: Islandman

Post Number: 152
Registered: 08-2004
Posted From: 68.42.171.59
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 11:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ditto, class of '88 reporting for duty.
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Jjaba
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Username: Jjaba

Post Number: 3655
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 67.160.138.107
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 5:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

jjaba, reporting for duty sir.

jjaba, singing "I fall To Pieces" by Patsy Cline in front of Cass. Tech.
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Zulu_warrior
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Username: Zulu_warrior

Post Number: 2743
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.251.27.41
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 9:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Zulu Warrior, representing the best of CT '85, Devistating and Alive, stands ready for action.

(begins looking for Islandman in 85 senior yearbook)
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Genesyxx
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Username: Genesyxx

Post Number: 484
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 12.2.196.17
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 11:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

class of 98 reporting. Let's get to work!
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Itsjeff
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Username: Itsjeff

Post Number: 5801
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 208.27.111.125
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 12:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Okay, troops, now that you're rallied, you can start by clicking here:

http://www.detroit.k12.mi.us/c ontact/schoolfeedback.htm

Also, you can write to Darrell A. Rodgers, Ph.D.,
Chief of Facilities Maintenance & Auxiliary Services. His e-mail is darrell.rodgers@detroitk12.org

Get R Done and report back!
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Hornwrecker
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Username: Hornwrecker

Post Number: 1057
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 66.2.148.196
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 1:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So that's what happened to old Lion's coach, I guess being chief janitor is a step up.

Not the same guy? Never mind.

The Tech blacksmithing program stands ready to begin repairs.


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Merchantgander
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Username: Merchantgander

Post Number: 1738
Registered: 01-2005
Posted From: 150.198.150.244
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 1:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

Get R Done




Itsjeff were you given permission to use that line.
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Itsjeff
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Username: Itsjeff

Post Number: 5802
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 208.27.111.125
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 1:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hornwrecker's picture is AWESOME! Not only are the kids holding hammers, some poor kid has to draw a picture of one.

Man they didn't miss a beat back then, did they. At the end of the day, you KNEW what a hammer looked like, or else!
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Crew
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Username: Crew

Post Number: 930
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 146.9.52.45
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 1:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That's the problem with this country...no one makes their own shoes anymore!
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Jjaba
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Username: Jjaba

Post Number: 3661
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 67.160.138.107
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 3:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hornwrecker, you rock. jjaba is at third anvil on the left, forging a hammerhead.

Wonderful photo.

jjaba, CT Class of '59.
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Jjaba
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Username: Jjaba

Post Number: 3662
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 67.160.138.107
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 3:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Crew, wrong school. Students at Wilbur Wright on 12th Street made shoes. But you've got a great idea for a new Detroit industry.

jjaba at Cass Tech. in Print Shop.
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Detourdetroit
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Username: Detourdetroit

Post Number: 187
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 205.188.116.137
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 7:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

wow...i can feel the groundswell. it's funny, I don't think i ever posted http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ savecasstech/ but please sign up if you're interested. we generally hold monthly meetings and i'd love to get people more engaged. detour... CT '92...escaping the Young Boys Inc. in the way to follow the way of the nerd.

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