Sunday, May 8, 2011

2011-05-08 News

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36 Hours in Detroit
http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/05/08/travel/08hours-detroit.html

Editorial: State must find new sources for transportation funding
http://www.freep.com/article/20110507/OPINION01/105070399/Editorial-State-must-find-new-sources-transportation-funding?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Detroit is more than a downsized auto industry
http://www.jsonline.com/features/travel/121403268.html


Transportation / Transit


Moroun: 2nd bridge span could take decade
http://detnews.com/article/20110505/METRO05/105050402/1016/Moroun--2nd-bridge-span-could-take-decade

Take A Ride
http://www.metromodemedia.com/videos/lightrailmasstransit0208.aspx

U.S. to bring money for high-speed rail to Michigan
http://www.freep.com/article/20110507/NEWS06/105070365/U-S-bring-money-high-speed-rail-Michigan?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

LaHood expected to make high-speed rail announcement in Detroit
http://detnews.com/article/20110507/METRO/105070330/1001/LaHood-expected-to-make-high-speed-rail-announcement-in-Detroit

The Future of the US Rail System
http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/05/future-rail-system/comment-page-1/


Detroit / Urban Revitalization


Berman: Bing must dare to be bold to fix city in crisis
http://detnews.com/article/20110505/OPINION03/105050381/Berman--Bing-must-dare-to-be-bold-to-fix-city-in-crisis

Opposing points of view: Innovative ideas, local commitment can revive Detroit
http://www.freep.com/article/20110505/OPINION05/105050418/Opposing-points-view-Innovative-ideas-local-commitment-can-revive-Detroit?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Bing presents deficit plan to help avoid state takeover
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110505/FREE/110509941/bing-presents-deficit-plan-to-help-avoid-state-takeover

Bing presents plan to cut Detroit deficit to City Council
http://www.freep.com/article/20110505/NEWS01/105050522/Bing-presents-plan-cut-Detroit-deficit-City-Council?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Detroit's budget deficit plan pegs recovery on savings in transportation, pension and health care costs
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110505/FREE/110509941

Detroit City Council balks at mayor's plan for deficit elimination
http://www.freep.com/article/20110507/NEWS01/105070332/Detroit-City-Council-balks-mayor-s-plan-deficit-elimination?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Russell Industrial Center becomes haven for artists
http://detnews.com/article/20110508/OPINION03/105080306/Russell-Industrial-Center-becomes-haven-for-artists

Editorial: Bing should work with the City Council on a budget that cuts deeper than his proposal
http://detnews.com/article/20110508/OPINION01/105080308/1008/Editorial--Bing-should-work-with-the-City-Council-on-a-budget-that-cuts-deeper-than-his-proposal

Wurlitzer Building shedding bricks, poses threat, city says
http://www.freep.com/article/20110508/NEWS01/105080520/Wurlitzer-Building-shedding-bricks-poses-threat-city-says?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Gateway Park Mall developers owe $284,676 in back taxes, have a year to settle
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110506/FREE/110509921#

Bridge to renovate Michigan train station
http://www.windsorstar.com/life/Bridge+renovate+Michigan+train+station/4736997/story.html

Detroit Eager to Clean Up Reputation

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704322804576303881213466512.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Nepotism rampant at Detroit libraries
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110506/METRO01/105060383/1409/Nepotism-rampant-at-Detroit-libraries


Regional


As Wayne County commission promises hearings, Ficano insists no road funds misused
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/as-wayne-county-commission-promises-hearings%2C-ficano-insists-no-road-funds-misused

No horse racing at Pinnacle Race Course after financial woes
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110506/METRO/105060366/1001/No-horse-racing-at-Pinnacle-Race-Course-after-financial-woes

ALLEN PARK: Wayne County officials do not approve proposed money swap
http://www.thenewsherald.com/articles/2011/05/07/news/doc4dc4628717dd6158200113.txt

Northville firm cited in nat'l award for innovative job creation
http://www.metromodemedia.com/devnews/0505goldshovel0208.aspx

Hundreds of volunteer clean up 8 Mile in Detroit
http://www.freep.com/article/20110508/NEWS01/105080536/Hundreds-volunteer-clean-up-8-Mile-Detroit?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

The Good Word: Can auto rebound, Ford rebuild Dearborn’s tax base?
http://www.pressandguide.com/articles/2011/05/06/opinion/doc4dc43585c98a5385470708.txt

Metro Detroit home ownership plunges by 40,000
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110505/METRO/105050418/Metro-Detroit-home-ownership-plunges-by-40-000

Census shows decline in Metro Detroit home ownership; is that a bad thing?
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/05/census_shows_decline_in_metro.html


Business / Energy / Auto 2.0



Help Wanted on Factory Floor
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703643104576291360540691764.html

Top 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Led Companies
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703778104576287321106158308.html?mod=WSJ_hps_sections_smallbusiness#project%3DSBWOMEN_NEW042720110427%26articleTabs%3Darticle

10 Best Practices For Raising A VC Round
http://www.businessinsider.com/best-practices-for-raising-a-vc-round-2011-5?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+typepad%2Falleyinsider%2Fsilicon_alley_insider+%28Silicon+Alley+Insider%29

Tom Walsh: Sourcing work here is welcomed
http://www.freep.com/article/20110508/COL06/105080426/Tom-Walsh-Sourcing-work-here-welcomed?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

DTE Energy eliminates subsidies for new solar panel installations owned by residents, businesses
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/dte-energy-eliminates-subsidies-for-new-solar-panel-installations-owned-by-residents-businesses/

Michigan venture capital event expands
http://www.freep.com/article/20110507/BUSINESS06/105070312/Michigan-venture-capital-event-expands?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s


State / National Policy & Politics


Senators call for more hydrogen fuel cell study
http://detnews.com/article/20110505/AUTO01/105050343/1001/Senators-call-for-more-hydrogen-fuel-cell-study

Carol Cain: Michigan jobs czar makes small business a priority
http://www.freep.com/article/20110508/COL24/105080414/Carol-Cain-Michigan-jobs-czar-makes-small-business-priority

Economic development leaders say Michigan has framework in place for prosperous future
http://www.mlive.com/jobs/index.ssf/2011/05/economic_development_leaders_weigh_in_on.html

States Retain Business Levies
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704810504576305463790011074.html

Why (Much of) Obama’s Transpo Plan Can Survive the GOP Knife
http://dc.streetsblog.org/2011/05/06/why-much-of-obama%E2%80%99s-transpo-plan-can-survive-the-gop-knife/

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