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DetroitYES Forums http://www.detroityes.com/mb/ en Tue, 03 May 2016 02:34:12 GMT vBulletin 60 http://www.detroityes.com/mb/images/misc/rss.png DetroitYES Forums http://www.detroityes.com/mb/ Nickerson Nebraska Rejects 1,100 jobs http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21434-Nickerson-Nebraska-Rejects-1-100-jobs&goto=newpost Mon, 02 May 2016 15:08:27 GMT Nickerson Nebraska rejected 1,100 new jobs that would pay between $13.00-$17.00 per hour, according to the article these jobs were rejected primarily...
Nickerson Nebraska rejected 1,100 new jobs that would pay between $13.00-$17.00 per hour, according to the article these jobs were rejected primarily due to racism. Michigan and the Detroit area in particular could use these jobs.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/tin...cid=spartandhp
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Non Detroit Issues R.B.J http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21434-Nickerson-Nebraska-Rejects-1-100-jobs
DFT Calls for DPS Sick out - schools closed http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21433-DFT-Calls-for-DPS-Sick-out-schools-closed&goto=newpost Mon, 02 May 2016 12:49:58 GMT http://www.freep.com/story/news/education/2016/05/02/detroit-teacher-sick-out-closes-67-schools/83813704/ What a Monday!
http://www.freep.com/story/news/educ...ools/83813704/

What a Monday!
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Discuss Detroit Zacha341 http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21433-DFT-Calls-for-DPS-Sick-out-schools-closed
Bernie Sanders Holding - Clinton Leading But Support from Women? http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21432-Bernie-Sanders-Holding-Clinton-Leading-But-Support-from-Women&goto=newpost Sun, 01 May 2016 14:10:13 GMT *We are all just this screwed: Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and our muddled, perverted democracy * Hillary will be the nominee this fall. Time...
We are all just this screwed: Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and our muddled, perverted democracy

Hillary will be the nominee this fall. Time to examine what Bernie achieved and how it might go different next time

http://www.salon.com/2016/05/01/we_a...ted_democracy/

Women give Clinton the cold shoulder

https://www.lifezette.com/polizette/...cold-shoulder/

April 26 Primary Results

http://www.nytimes.com/elections/results
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Non Detroit Issues Zacha341 http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21432-Bernie-Sanders-Holding-Clinton-Leading-But-Support-from-Women
Where the Elephants go- like us. http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21431-Where-the-Elephants-go-like-us&goto=newpost Sun, 01 May 2016 12:14:07 GMT The Ringling Elephants are to retire today after 40 years on the job. I had a career for forty years. I can offer advice. Remember that...
The Ringling Elephants are to retire today after 40 years on the job.


I had a career for forty years. I can offer advice.

Remember that Zebco? Grab it.

Go through your underwear, please, some has to go.

That mustache is not cool.

Miata convertable. Bad midlife, yada yada. yada. ( Same with the Camaro SS, but you have a pass with me.)

Big hips'? -C''mon your'e an elephant.

Get those pants that reach your man boobs.

Can an elephant smile? Okay, I can live with that.

http://animalfair.com/sanctuary-reti...zoo-elephants/



Open to other man boob guys. Pants, where to get them? ;)
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Non Detroit Issues Bigb23 http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21431-Where-the-Elephants-go-like-us
Detroit Music Museum http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21430-Detroit-Music-Museum&goto=newpost Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:59:34 GMT http://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/music/2016/04/29/detroit-music-museum-music-city-branding/83705220/ Free Press with a story about a group...
http://www.freep.com/story/entertain...ding/83705220/

Free Press with a story about a group led by local attorney Howard Hertz, who has represented Eminem, George Clinton and Jack White, wants to put a music museum in Detroit, presumably Downtown.

"The nonprofit organization doesn’t have a public name yet. No detailed blueprint or budget is set. But with fund-raising efforts set to kick off, the project was unveiled onstage during Friday night’s Detroit Music Awards at the Fillmore Detroit by group founder and entertainment attorney Howard Hertz. Hertz’ announcement to a theater of music professionals was intended to spark momentum for the budding project.

They'll be seeking millions of dollars from Detroit corporations and philanthropists. If all unfolds as hoped, a museum would be in place within two to four years, likely within an existing downtown structure, Hertz said. Exhibits and memorabilia would highlight Detroit music and artists — Motown, rock, jazz, techno, hip-hop — alongside a performance space and recording studio."

Interesting and intriguing idea. They mention Motown Records in New Center and some of the music events in Detroit, but that's it. I think it would be a cool idea for a larger space that pays tribute to all the music in Detroit's history.

My question is, where would be an ideal spot in Downtown Detroit for something of this size?
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Discuss Detroit Zads07 http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21430-Detroit-Music-Museum
<![CDATA[Michigan Teacher Fired for saying 'Vagina' in Class?]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21429-Michigan-Teacher-Fired-for-saying-Vagina-in-Class&goto=newpost Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:39:40 GMT Article originally from the Guardian, but linked here via the National Post. ...
Article originally from the Guardian, but linked here via the National Post.

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/wo...minine-imagery

This is why Americans get a reputation for being prudish.
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Discuss Detroit Canadian Visitor http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21429-Michigan-Teacher-Fired-for-saying-Vagina-in-Class
DDOT offers bus service to Belle Isle Park http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21428-DDOT-offers-bus-service-to-Belle-Isle-Park&goto=newpost Fri, 29 Apr 2016 03:43:04 GMT The Detroit Department of Transportation has worked with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to provide bus service to Belle Isle Park...
The Detroit Department of Transportation has worked with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to provide bus service to Belle Isle Park through the No. 12 Conant route.The extended service will provide access to and from the island for the standard $1.50 DDOT bus fare with no additional entry fees. There will be one bus stop on the island next to major attractions like the conservatory, aquarium and giant slide."We are glad to provide access for residents to such a unique destination," DDOT's Scharron Rambus said in a news release. "Belle Isle has been a place where special memories have been made, and we are honored to continue that tradition."The service, which began Saturday, is available 5:50 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The Belle Isle service will run every 50 minutes."The DNR and DDOT have been working together for months to introduce bus service to Belle Isle Park," chief of the DNR Parks and Recreation Division Ron Olson said in the release. "As attendance at the park increased to more than 3.5 million visitors last year, it became increasingly important to provide additional transportation options to the island."MICHIGAN MORNING NEWSLETTERGet a roundup of important news that happens each day.email address SUBMIT http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...elle-isle-park
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<![CDATA[Joe Louis & Legacy Naming]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21427-Joe-Louis-amp-Legacy-Naming&goto=newpost Fri, 29 Apr 2016 02:19:47 GMT So, now that we know the name of the new arena, we will be losing a significant community landmark named for a real landmark Detroiter, Joe Louis. ...
So, now that we know the name of the new arena, we will be losing a significant community landmark named for a real landmark Detroiter, Joe Louis. Gordie Howe will be getting the bridge named after him. Rosa Parks got the bus station. Many former mayors have things named for them. Should we name something else for Joe Louis? If so, what?

Also, any other great Detroiters we should be naming things for? Athletes, artists, political or religious leaders?

I'd think I'd rename the RiverWalk the Joe Louis Riverwalk, with a series of information kiosks and/or sculpture every half mile or so, telling his life story from one end of the esplanade to the other.

I do hope the UA Theatre will be reopened as a music venue and be named for Aretha Franklin.
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Discuss Detroit MikeyinBrooklyn http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21427-Joe-Louis-amp-Legacy-Naming
I left Detroit in 1965 and have been back once since then. http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21426-I-left-Detroit-in-1965-and-have-been-back-once-since-then&goto=newpost Fri, 29 Apr 2016 02:01:32 GMT Sad to see the Detroit of today as compared to the Detroit of yesterday;50years ago!
Sad to see the Detroit of today as compared to the Detroit of yesterday;50years ago!
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Alternate Criminal Justice Center locations http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21425-Alternate-Criminal-Justice-Center-locations&goto=newpost Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:32:39 GMT
I would tend to agree that the Mound location that is always being floated as home to Wayne County's new criminal justice complex leaves a lot to be desired.

First and foremost is its remoteness from convenient transportation routes, both public and private.

Wayne County needs new court facilities just as much as new jail facilities, but given the new era of video arraignments and appearances, I don't think the courthouse and jail have to be so close to each other. Why not build a new courthouse downtown that stays close to other existing courthouses and the existing law firm base and just move the jail elsewhere?

Or if a unified criminal justice complex is still the preferred ideal, why not something close to where I-96 and Southfield intersect? This area is very well served by both freeways and bus routes and is closer to the majority of Wayne County's population in the western suburbs. And there is a lot of unused industrial property that can be re-purposed.

What say you?
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Little Caesars Arena http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21424-Little-Caesars-Arena&goto=newpost Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:12:36 GMT Well....it looks like we have a name for the new arena. Thoughts?
Well....it looks like we have a name for the new arena. Thoughts?
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Discuss Detroit tkelly1986 http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21424-Little-Caesars-Arena
10 Things to Do in the D this Weekend - Apr 29-May 1, 2016 http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21423-10-Things-to-Do-in-the-D-this-Weekend-Apr-29-May-1-2016&goto=newpost Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:27:36 GMT 1.Celebrate (http://detroitriverfront.org/things-to-do/dequindre-cut-grand-opening-celebration) the completion of the Link Detroit Greenway and grand...
1.Celebrate the completion of the Link Detroit Greenway and grand opening of the Dequindre Cut extension.
2. Explore the Michigan International Women's Show.
3. Enjoy a showcase that highlights 25 years of dance in Detroit.
4. Attend an exhibition talk with fiber artist Carole Harris.
5. Check out the Spring Into Belle Isle Family Day.
6. Get in the mood for summer with The Beach Boys Sound.
7. Be at the opening of the latest multimedia exhibition at the Wasserman Projects.
8. See a show aimed at giving motherhood a microphone.
9. Find some bargains at the Detroit Rummage event.
10. Take the whole family to spend a day out with Thomas (the Tank Engine).

Kickoff list from Crain's Detroit Business. Add your suggestions below.
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<![CDATA[Django's Anniversary]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21422-Django-s-Anniversary&goto=newpost Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:04:18 GMT
Not sure if anyone mentioned this on another thread but Django's one year anniversary of his death came and went on April 17th. Although I didn't know him personally, I sure miss him.
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Detroit Connections Maof http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21422-Django-s-Anniversary
Sports Authority closing all locations http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21421-Sports-Authority-closing-all-locations&goto=newpost Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:49:32 GMT It appears Sports Authority gave up all hope after exiting Chapter 11 and will now close all of their remaining locations. Some of you will know...
It appears Sports Authority gave up all hope after exiting Chapter 11 and will now close all of their remaining locations.

Some of you will know that they were once owned by another troubling retailer, this one Kmart. They owned it for a while in the 1990's.

There's gonna be some awfully major vacancies that will have to be filled in-even more especially so at Great Lakes Crossing.

http://www.denverpost.com/business/c...ing-bankruptcy

Great Lakes Crossing location in 2013, taken from my blog.
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Discuss Detroit mtburb http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21421-Sports-Authority-closing-all-locations
What was the old SEMTA Plan for Rail Transit? http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?21420-What-was-the-old-SEMTA-Plan-for-Rail-Transit&goto=newpost Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:36:42 GMT Hi, After vigorously researching the people mover there is one thing I found in all of the articles: The People mover was meant to be part of a...
Hi,

After vigorously researching the people mover there is one thing I found in all of the articles: The People mover was meant to be part of a regional transit system that never was. Now obviously this is true, but none of the articles outline a single plan. Throughout all the articles I've read I've gotten these parts of a plan:

  • A Commuter Rail line to Port Huron
  • 4 Light Rail Lines radiating from the Downtown area
  • A Crosstown Subway down I-94
  • A Woodward subway line running underground until McNichols, then running in the median of Woodward
  • Commuter Rail to Ann Arbor, Pontiac, Port Huron, Toledo
  • A Royal Oak subway under Washington or Main streets


These conflicting description of SEMTA's Rapid Transit Plans confuse me. Even more is this map:
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A few questions would have to be: Light Rail or Heavy Rail? How many Commuter Rail lines, and where would they terminate? Once the Rapid Transit/ light rail lines reached downtown, where would they go, or would they run onto the people mover?

So can somebody tell me what the Rapid Transit plan was for Detroit in the 60s/70s/80s?

Thanks,
Confused Armchair Urban Planner
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