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    There are 21 messages in this issue. Topics in this digest: 1. Council rejects casino deal - 5/30/02 From: Moderator 2. Metro
    Message 1 of 42 , Jun 2, 2002
      There are 21 messages in this issue.

      Topics in this digest:

      1. Council rejects casino deal - 5/30/02
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      2. Metro transit plan in danger - 05/30/02
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      3. Girl raped one block from school - 05/30/02
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      4. Bill allows Detroit districts - 05/30/02
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      5. MEAP scores show no gains - 5/30/02
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      6. Miller: Solomon should not be certified - 05/30/02
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      7. Lions may steer tailgate parties to Eastern
      Market - 05/30/02
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      8. Detroit chorale has helped city sing through its
      joys and troubles - 05/30/02
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      9. New fire chief in Detroit
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      10. Jackson calls for diversity on boards tied to
      Michigan
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      11. Casino deals rejected, but mayor won't budge
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      12. Op/Ed: Capital Interference
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      13. Op/Ed: Chamber Chat: At Mackinac meeting, no
      fudging on region's future
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      14. Detroit Regional Chamber - Leadership Policy
      Conference
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      15. BLACK BUSINESS SEMINAR: New Dates/Locations
      From: "Erroll Paden" <epaden64@...>
      16. MAYOR'S INFLUENCE: Kilpatrick's endorsements widely
      sought
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      17. Op/Ed: Casino Deal
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      18. Metro Detroit gets pampered at Mackinac - 5/31/02
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      19. $80 million slated for housing projects - 05/31/02
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      20. Mackinac Conference: Follow Up on Transit - 5/31/02
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      21. Pass Detroit Council District Bill - 05/31/02
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>


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      Message: 1
      Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 11:46:10 -0400
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      Subject: Council rejects casino deal - 5/30/02

      The Detroit City Council rejected Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's
      deal with the
      city's three casinos Wednesday, tightening the deadlock
      between the two
      sides. Kilpatrick said he has no intention of
      renegotiating; the
      council seems equally committed to blocking it.
      http://detnews.com/2002/metro/0205/30/c01-502063.htm



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      Message: 2
      Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 11:50:04 -0400
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      Subject: Metro transit plan in danger - 05/30/02

      Legislation to create a Metro Detroit Regional Transit
      Authority moved a
      stutter-step closer to passage Wednesday, but it's still
      threatened by
      unresolved labor issues and opposition from anti-tax
      lawmakers
      http://detnews.com/2002/metro/0205/30/c01-502064.htm



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      Message: 3
      Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 11:53:50 -0400
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      Subject: Girl raped one block from school - 05/30/02


      http://detnews.com/2002/metro/0205/30/c06-501988.htm



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      Message: 4
      Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 11:59:01 -0400
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      Subject: Bill allows Detroit districts - 05/30/02

      Detroit voters would get the option of electing their City
      Council by
      district, rather than at large, under legislation passed
      Wednesday by
      the House over objections from eight of the city's 12
      lawmakers. The
      proposal, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Ken Daniels of
      Detroit, would put
      the issue on the city's Aug. 6 primary ballot.
      http://detnews.com/2002/metro/0205/30/c02-502060.htm
      Did K2 really orchestrate this with his friends that
      sponsored it? - Mod



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      Message: 5
      Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 12:01:05 -0400
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      Subject: MEAP scores show no gains - 5/30/02

      * In Detroit Public Schools, by far the state's largest
      district, scores
      dropped on every test but eighth-grade social studies, and
      remain well
      below state averages.
      "That's the most disturbing news in these test results,"
      said T.J.
      Bucholz, spokesman for the Michigan Education Department.
      "Despite the
      reform effort, it appears Detroit has a ways to go."
      Detroit Public Schools chief Kenneth Burnley called the
      scores,
      "plain awful," and said there was no excuse for the low
      scores. "Our
      staff was hurt, disgusted and demoralized about the scores."
      http://detnews.com/2002/schools/0205/30/c01-502065.htm



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      Message: 6
      Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 12:09:52 -0400
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      Subject: Miller: Solomon should not be certified - 05/30/02

      Secretary of State Candice Miller said Wednesday she would
      have
      recommended not certifying Ricardo Solomon's candidacy for
      Wayne County
      Executive, but she stopped short of saying he can't run for
      office.
      http://detnews.com/2002/politics/0205/30/c02-502061.htm



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      Message: 7
      Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 12:12:38 -0400
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      Subject: Lions may steer tailgate parties to Eastern
      Market - 05/30/02

      Hoping to meet a long-standing tradition, the Detroit Lions
      are looking
      outside the central business district to accommodate
      tailgate parties at
      Ford Field, the new $500-million football stadium scheduled
      to open in
      August.
      http://detnews.com/2002/business/0205/30/b01-501963.htm
      Great idea! - Mod



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      Message: 8
      Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 12:14:50 -0400
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      Subject: Detroit chorale has helped city sing through its
      joys and troubles - 05/30/02


      http://detnews.com/2002/metro/0205/30/e01-501592.htm



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      Message: 9
      Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 12:22:36 -0400
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      Subject: New fire chief in Detroit


      http://freep.com/news/locway/chief30_20020530.htm



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      Message: 10
      Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 12:23:25 -0400
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      Subject: Jackson calls for diversity on boards tied to
      Michigan


      http://freep.com/news/mich/board30_20020530.htm



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      Message: 11
      Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 12:26:44 -0400
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      Subject: Casino deals rejected, but mayor won't budge

      Council members said Wednesday they don't have some of the
      items they
      asked for, such as plans for the permanent casinos and
      financial
      projections for every casino.

      http://freep.com/news/casinos/cas30_20020530.htm



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      Message: 12
      Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 12:33:06 -0400
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      Subject: Op/Ed: Capital Interference

      Freep trio of op/eds on Lansing meddling in council
      elections, airport
      taxes, and WCCC.
      Airport:
      http://freep.com/voices/editorials/epark30_20020530.htm
      Council:
      http://freep.com/voices/editorials/ebill30_20020530.htm
      WCCC:
      http://freep.com/voices/editorials/ewccc30_20020530.htm




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      Message: 13
      Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 12:42:13 -0400
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      Subject: Op/Ed: Chamber Chat: At Mackinac meeting, no
      fudging on region's future

      The reality is that Detroit doesn't go forward without
      regional
      support, and the region suffers if Detroit is more liability
      than asset.
      Local folks shouldn't have to travel all the way to Mackinac
      Island to
      talk about dissolving barriers to progress in southeast
      Michigan, but,
      then, it is a venue from which escape is not easy.

      http://freep.com/voices/editorials/emack30_20020530.htm



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      Message: 14
      Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 12:57:27 -0400
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      Subject: Detroit Regional Chamber - Leadership Policy
      Conference

      "The mission of the Leadership Policy Conference is to
      enhance the
      Detroit Regional Chamber's visibility through a premier
      conference
      focusing on public policy related to business climate and
      quality-of-life issues for the Detroit region."
      http://www.detroitchamber.com/pages/events/lpc_main.asp



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      Message: 15
      Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 23:56:33 +0000
      From: "Erroll Paden" <epaden64@...>
      Subject: BLACK BUSINESS SEMINAR: New Dates/Locations


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      Message: 16
      Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 08:58:31 -0400
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      Subject: MAYOR'S INFLUENCE: Kilpatrick's endorsements widely
      sought

      One year ago, Kwame Kilpatrick was a little-known state
      representative
      launching a long-shot candidacy for mayor of Detroit. Today,
      his
      political endorsements are among the most sought-after in
      Michigan.

      http://freep.com/news/politics/mayor31_20020531.htm



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      Message: 17
      Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 09:01:20 -0400
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      Subject: Op/Ed: Casino Deal

      The stand-off over new casino contracts is doing exactly
      what Mayor
      Kwame Kilpatrick warned: making Detroit look like an
      impossible place to
      do business.


      http://freep.com/voices/editorials/ecas31_20020531.htm



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      Message: 18
      Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 09:07:48 -0400
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      Subject: Metro Detroit gets pampered at Mackinac - 5/31/02

      Mindful that Detroit likely will provide about one-quarter
      of the
      primary vote, the major candidates for governor will use the
      weekend
      meeting of the Detroit Regional Chamber to pitch their
      visions for urban
      Michigan.
      http://detnews.com/2002/metro/0205/31/d02-502929.htm



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      Message: 19
      Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 09:17:36 -0400
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      Subject: $80 million slated for housing projects - 05/31/02

      Michigan Capital Fund For Housing, a nonprofit economic
      development
      group here, is scheduled to announce next month that it has
      raised $80
      million to fund new and renovated residential projects in
      the state.
      http://detnews.com/2002/business/0205/31/b01-502841.htm



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      Message: 20
      Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 09:22:38 -0400
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      Subject: Mackinac Conference: Follow Up on Transit - 5/31/02

      Michigan's annual Mackinac Conference, a key gathering of
      civic leaders,
      runs through Sunday. It's the first session since last
      year's
      groundbreaking effort to jump start mass transit in Metro
      Detroit.
      http://detnews.com/2002/editorial/0205/31/a10-502743.htm



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      Message: 21
      Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 09:24:24 -0400
      From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
      Subject: Pass Detroit Council District Bill - 05/31/02

      A bill that would allow Detroiters a vote on whether city
      council
      members should be elected from districts has passed the
      Michigan House.
      The Senate is expected to take up the measure next week.
      With the
      exception of one important amendment, the Senate should
      concur with the
      House.
      http://detnews.com/2002/editorial/0205/31/a10-502745.htm
    • black_detroiter1
      There are 20 messages in this issue. Topics in this digest: 1. ROCHELLE RILEY: Detroiters bring hearts to the rescue From: Moderator
      Message 42 of 42 , Jul 9, 2002
        There are 20 messages in this issue.

        Topics in this digest:

        1. ROCHELLE RILEY: Detroiters bring hearts to the rescue
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        2. A message of peace part of fun, games
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        3. INFANT MORTALITY PROJECT: Mentorship program helps Detroit mother make her way
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        4. Summer markets a cultural feast
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        5. Contract becomes a shield for police
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        6. Grandmother accused of neglect
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        7. Oliver names 7 deputy chiefs
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        8. Play site leveled; arson is blamed
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        9. Thanks from the chief: City's top cop rewards civilians with $100 of his own cash
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        10. GUNS: Candidates take cover on gun questions
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        11. Where we live: Warrendale, Detroit
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        12. Op/Ed: Rail Line
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        13. Beware: There's something suspect about McNamara supporting Ficano - 07/08/02
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        14. Market crisis aids Detroit - 07/05/02
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        15. Wiser, tougher Ficano wants top Wayne job - 07/08/02
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        16. Foe lobs new legal challenge at Solomon - 07/08/02
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        17. Budget woes await new Wayne executive - 07/07/02
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        18. Elections focus of NAACP meeting - 07/07/02
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        19. The candidates' stands on health, social services - 07/05/02
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        20. Op: Do stadiums enrich cities? - 7/8/02
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>


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        Message: 1
        Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 13:18:01 -0400
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        Subject: ROCHELLE RILEY: Detroiters bring hearts to the rescue

        Sometimes in life, you need a little reminder that people are
        basically good.


        http://freep.com/news/metro/riley5_20020705.htm




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        Message: 2
        Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 13:21:22 -0400
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        Subject: A message of peace part of fun, games


        20,000 participants expected at Belle Isle for metro youth day


        http://freep.com/news/locway/youth8_20020708.htm



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        Message: 3
        Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 13:22:38 -0400
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        Subject: INFANT MORTALITY PROJECT: Mentorship program helps Detroit mother make her way

        When Thalia Peeples gave birth to her now 4-month-old daughter
        Aerielle, she lacked a phone, a car, a job and stable family support.
        http://freep.com/news/locway/peeple8_20020708.htm




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        Message: 4
        Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 13:23:58 -0400
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        Subject: Summer markets a cultural feast

        Surely there is a reason-- in these, the hottest days of the summer --
        that chili peppers graced the food booths at the Ninth Annual Summer
        Mercado in Detroit's Mexicantown.
        http://freep.com/news/locway/mex8_20020708.htm

        The Summer Mercado will continue July 14, 28 and Aug. 11 noon-6 p.m. at
        the Fiesta Gardens at Bagley and 21st Street in Detroit.




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        Message: 5
        Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 13:25:26 -0400
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        Subject: Contract becomes a shield for police

        At least 16 officers have been investigated since March 1, according
        to the department's domestic-violence unit.

        To Oliver, the solution seems simple: a suspension, possibly termination
        if the allegation is serious.

        But to the Detroit Police Officers Association and the union's contract,
        no officer accused of a misdemeanor domestic-violence crime can be
        suspended, or even fired. Only after a conviction -- and then only after
        a 1-year waiting period -- can any action be taken.


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        Message: 6
        Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 13:27:09 -0400
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        Subject: Grandmother accused of neglect

        A 48-year-old Detroit woman is expected to be arraigned this weekend
        after leaving her 2-week-old granddaughter in an unlocked car for a
        half-hour Friday while she shopped at Big Lots in Redford Township,
        police said.
        http://freep.com/news/locway/baby6_20020706.htm
        Where are these peoples brains? Do we not value and treasure our
        children anymore? Infants?



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        Message: 7
        Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 13:28:05 -0400
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        Subject: Oliver names 7 deputy chiefs

        Detroit Police Chief Jerry Oliver announced Friday seven new deputy
        chiefs as part of his reorganization of the department.
        http://freep.com/news/locway/chief6_20020706.htm




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        Message: 8
        Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 13:28:41 -0400
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        Subject: Play site leveled; arson is blamed

        Detroit Fire Department officials are looking into who could have
        burned down a new playscape at Detroit City High School on the city's
        west side.
        http://freep.com/news/locway/park6_20020706.htm




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        Message: 9
        Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 13:46:52 -0400
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        Subject: Thanks from the chief: City's top cop rewards civilians with $100 of his own cash

        They don't get paid to save lives, thwart armed robberies or defuse
        tense situations.
        Still, Detroit Police Chief Jerry Oliver wants to honor the department's
        other employees -- the civilians. Oliver recently began recognizing
        civilian employees at weekly police commission meetings by giving them
        $100 of his own money.

        http://freep.com/news/locway/civil5_20020705.htm
        This is the kind of leadership. creativity, and thoughtfulness, that
        this city and its' citizens need. Despite the controversy, I do think
        this guy is going to do well. We all know change is long overdue.



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        Message: 10
        Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 13:57:19 -0400
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        Subject: GUNS: Candidates take cover on gun questions

        At one time last year, it appeared Election 2002 might produce the
        biggest test of gun politics in Michigan history.
        http://freep.com/news/politics/guns5_20020705.htm




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        Message: 11
        Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 13:59:33 -0400
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        Subject: Where we live: Warrendale, Detroit

        The Warrendale area of Detroit is a mixed-ethnic community on the
        borders of Dearborn and Dearborn Heights. Neighborhoods are filled with
        smaller, older frame bungalows that sit close together on tree-lined
        streets. House prices are still affordable in this tight-knit community.
        Nearly 70 percent of the 663 houses sold in this area last year sold for
        less than $90,000, although prices have increased by more than 100
        percent in the past five years. The commercial areas are on main roads
        like Warren, Joy and Ford, offering a variety of stores along with
        bakeries, pizza parlors and other eating establishments.

        http://freep.com/realestate/renews/hood5_20020705.htm




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        Message: 12
        Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 14:03:24 -0400
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        Subject: Op/Ed: Rail Line

        Mass transit in Michigan got a little, but much needed, boost from the
        state House, which approved spending up to $1 million for a commuter
        rail service study, and up to $1 million to get a regional
        transportation authority started in metro Detroit.

        http://freep.com/voices/editorials/etrans7_20020707.htm




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        Message: 13
        Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 14:09:21 -0400
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        Subject: Beware: There's something suspect about McNamara supporting Ficano - 07/08/02

        Any day now, I expect to see the sun rising in the west and the Detroit
        River running upstream. Now that Wayne County Executive Edward McNamara
        has thrown his moral support behind his old arch-enemy Sheriff Robert
        Ficano, no unnatural act would surprise me.
        Maybe there's something to those supermarket tabloids. You know, the
        ones with the headlines that scream stuff like, "Three-legged man bites
        two-headed dog!" or "Queen Mum had affair with Ringo!"
        McNamara actually backing Ficano to succeed him, folks, is an event
        of comparably bizarre proportions. And for my money, just about as
        believable. Not that I would ever accuse McNamara of being cynical or
        insincere when it came to political maneuvering.
        http://detnews.com/2002/metro/0207/08/c01-531975.htm



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        Message: 14
        Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 14:15:04 -0400
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        Subject: Market crisis aids Detroit - 07/05/02

        Analysts for Wall Street's leading bond-rating companies will visit
        Detroit next week, amid recent turmoil in the stock market that
        apparently helped the city's financial picture. Detroit just sold
        $56 million in bonds to buy a range of lease-to-own vehicles: fire
        trucks, police cars, garbage trucks and others. The deal formally closes
        next week, just as the analysts arrive for a red-carpet tour of the city
        by Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his chief financial officer, Sean Werdlow.
        Detroit's bond rating, which improved from junk status to investment
        grade under former Mayor Dennis Archer, translates into millions in
        savings for the city. The higher the bond rating, based upon a
        government's fiscal prudence and economic assets, the less banks charge
        a borrower for money.
        http://detnews.com/2002/metro/0207/06/d01-530078.htm



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        Message: 15
        Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 14:18:07 -0400
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        Subject: Wiser, tougher Ficano wants top Wayne job - 07/08/02

        Named Wayne County sheriff at age 30, unknown and a noncop, Robert
        Ficano gradually convinced department skeptics he could do the job.
        http://detnews.com/2002/politics/0207/08/a01-532146.htm



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        Message: 16
        Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 14:19:11 -0400
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        Subject: Foe lobs new legal challenge at Solomon - 07/08/02

        After defeating one challenge, Wayne County Commission Chairman Ricardo
        Solomon faces a court hearing Tuesday on a new attempt to torpedo his
        bid to become county executive.
        http://detnews.com/2002/politics/0207/08/c01-531969.htm


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        Message: 17
        Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 14:19:51 -0400
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        Subject: Budget woes await new Wayne executive - 07/07/02

        As he pumped gas into his sport-utility vehicle at a station on
        Detroit's west side, 52-year-old William Ligon summed up the state of
        the road he'd just traveled: "Terrible."
        http://detnews.com/2002/politics/0207/08/a01-531275.htm



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        Message: 18
        Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 14:22:31 -0400
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        Subject: Elections focus of NAACP meeting - 07/07/02

        Still feeling the sting of lost votes in Florida during the 2000
        election, the NAACP is turning the focus of its annual convention that
        starts today to voter registration and election reform in a year when
        control of Congress is up for grabs.
        http://detnews.com/2002/politics/0207/08/a05-531280.htm



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        Message: 19
        Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 14:23:33 -0400
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        Subject: The candidates' stands on health, social services - 07/05/02


        http://detnews.com/2002/politics/0207/08/a05-530267.htm




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        Message: 20
        Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 14:35:13 -0400
        From: Moderator <visionary1@...>
        Subject: Op: Do stadiums enrich cities? - 7/8/02

        To tell you the truth, I've seen some downtowns with minor league
        stadiums that seem to generate more investment than what I've seen in
        downtown Detroit," says Sam Staley, president of the Buckeye Institute,
        an Ohio think tank. "The bottom line is for cities to grow, the
        fundamentals have to be in place. Entertainment and culture are built on
        a strong economy. They do not build a strong economy."
        Yet Littmann and others point out that both Comerica Park and Ford
        Field have created thousands of construction jobs. Once a stadium is
        operating, however, fewer jobs are available and most of them are
        minimum-wage positions. Critics say the new stadia simply redistribute
        jobs from other areas.
        Jeff Kaczmarek, senior vice-president of business and community
        services with the Michigan Economic Development Corp., isn't phased by
        either argument. Not everyone is a high-paid computer engineer, he says.
        You need to have jobs across the spectrum, especially in a large city
        like Detroit. And economic activity is always shifting.
        "I'd rather have jobs shifted within the city than going so
        http://detnews.com/2002/editorial/0207/08/a11-530930.htm
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