Advertisement
HomeCollectionsDowntown Detroit
IN THE NEWS

Downtown Detroit

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By Stephanie Simon and Stephanie Simon,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 19, 2003
DETROIT - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick beams as he shares the good news: His city will soon get its first Home Depot, Borders bookstore and sushi bar. "All these things sound so small, but when you're talking about Detroit, it's a big deal," Kilpatrick says. He corrects himself. It's more than a big deal. "It's incredible." Scarred by riots, crime and white flight, Detroit lost half its population - nearly 1 million residents - between 1950 and 2000. Now, after decades of decay, downtown Detroit seems poised for a comeback.
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2013
DETROIT -- After winning five of seven and taking both series in last week's homestand against the Angels and Red Sox, the Orioles hit the road today to open a six-game, seven-day road trip to Detroit and Toronto. There must not be much to do in downtown Detroit, nearly 10 players are already here at Comerica Park participating in early batting practice. Since the beginning of the 2012 season, the Orioles have played very well away from Camden Yards. The Orioles, who now lead the majors with 15 series wins after taking three of four from the Red Sox, are second in the American League with 20 wins, trailing only Boston's 21. The Orioles also lead the majors in road batting average (.279)
Advertisement
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2013
DETROIT -- After winning five of seven and taking both series in last week's homestand against the Angels and Red Sox, the Orioles hit the road today to open a six-game, seven-day road trip to Detroit and Toronto. There must not be much to do in downtown Detroit, nearly 10 players are already here at Comerica Park participating in early batting practice. Since the beginning of the 2012 season, the Orioles have played very well away from Camden Yards. The Orioles, who now lead the majors with 15 series wins after taking three of four from the Red Sox, are second in the American League with 20 wins, trailing only Boston's 21. The Orioles also lead the majors in road batting average (.279)
NEWS
By Stephanie Simon and Stephanie Simon,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 19, 2003
DETROIT - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick beams as he shares the good news: His city will soon get its first Home Depot, Borders bookstore and sushi bar. "All these things sound so small, but when you're talking about Detroit, it's a big deal," Kilpatrick says. He corrects himself. It's more than a big deal. "It's incredible." Scarred by riots, crime and white flight, Detroit lost half its population - nearly 1 million residents - between 1950 and 2000. Now, after decades of decay, downtown Detroit seems poised for a comeback.
NEWS
By Mike Bowler | October 25, 1991
Detroit -- THIS IS a city that looks up to Baltimore -- enviously."Detroit's problems aren't insurmountable -- just ask Baltimore," reads the headline on business writer Jon Pepper's article in last Sunday's Detroit News-Free Press. Baltimore, says Pepper, "is a city where business doesn't wait to be handed its vision by government. Business sets its own agenda and pursues it with startling aggressiveness. It achieves its goals by convincing government, educators and community leaders that it shares a mutual interest in fortifying the central city."
NEWS
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | November 18, 1999
DETROIT -- Peter Cummings' mother insisted that her son write thank-you notes. The multimillionaire real-estate developer hasn't forgotten the lesson.When Cummings, now 52, became chairman of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra last year, he began writing personal notes to anyone contributing $500 or more to the orchestra. He was petrified that the DSO might misspell a donor's name on a form letter or send a close friend a card with his stamped signature.He had no idea that his mother's wisdom was about to inspire one of the largest windfalls in DSO history.
NEWS
By Murray Dubin and Murray Dubin,Knight-Ridder News Service | December 22, 1991
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. -- Yugo is not a boxy car. Albo is not a mispronunciation of a popular dog food.Yugos are Yugoslavians. Albos are Albanians.Romeo and Juliet they are not.Here, in the northeastern suburbs of Detroit, in the parking lots and the malls, carloads of young Yugos and Albos -- Americans all -- are attacking each other. With fists and sticks. Often.No one has been killed.Drive-by shootings, directed at property, not people, number 14 from July to September. Before this summer, drive-by shootings were Detroit's problem, not Sterling Heights'.
BUSINESS
November 18, 2009
LANSING, Mich. - General Motors Co. is promising to keep its headquarters in Detroit in return for expanded state tax credits approved Tuesday. The Michigan Economic Growth Authority gave the go-ahead to extend tax credits the company won in June for agreeing to build a new small car at its Orion Township plant near Pontiac. The tax credits now cover some workers at GM's Renaissance Center headquarters in downtown Detroit. The new agreement says GM must keep 22,500 employees in the state rather than just 20,000 to get the tax credits.
SPORTS
April 23, 1991
The judge in Howard Spira's attempted extortion trial ruled yesterday that his chief accuser, George Steinbrenner, can be cross-examined about a 1974 fraud conviction.The decision by U.S. District Judge Louis L. Stanton came after the prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory W. Kehoe, indicated that the New York Yankees owner would be called to the witness stand this morning.Spira's lawyer, David S. Greenfield, said he wanted to cross-examine Steinbrenner about the conviction as part of an effort to attack his credibility.
SPORTS
June 16, 1991
Record-breaking lap puts Andretti on Detroit poleDETROIT -- Michael Andretti broke his track qualifying record yesterday as he earned the pole position for today's Detroit Grand Prix.Andretti's fast lap of 88.721 mph eclipsed the mark of 88.512 he set in 1989 while winning the first of his three straight poles on the 2.5-mile, 17-turn circuit in downtown Detroit.He has shown consistency here, running at or near the front all the time. Andretti started the day with his Chevrolet-powered Lola on the provisional pole after leading Friday's opening round of qualifications with a lap of 86.374.
NEWS
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | November 18, 1999
DETROIT -- Peter Cummings' mother insisted that her son write thank-you notes. The multimillionaire real-estate developer hasn't forgotten the lesson.When Cummings, now 52, became chairman of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra last year, he began writing personal notes to anyone contributing $500 or more to the orchestra. He was petrified that the DSO might misspell a donor's name on a form letter or send a close friend a card with his stamped signature.He had no idea that his mother's wisdom was about to inspire one of the largest windfalls in DSO history.
NEWS
By Mike Bowler | October 25, 1991
Detroit -- THIS IS a city that looks up to Baltimore -- enviously."Detroit's problems aren't insurmountable -- just ask Baltimore," reads the headline on business writer Jon Pepper's article in last Sunday's Detroit News-Free Press. Baltimore, says Pepper, "is a city where business doesn't wait to be handed its vision by government. Business sets its own agenda and pursues it with startling aggressiveness. It achieves its goals by convincing government, educators and community leaders that it shares a mutual interest in fortifying the central city."
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | November 21, 1998
La-Van Hawkins Urban City Foods, the largest African-American franchisee in the country, is in the midst of moving its headquarters from Baltimore to Detroit, where the company expects to make half its sales.Hawkins, a 37-year-old fast-food entrepreneur originally from Chicago, owns Urban City Foods and Wolverine Pizza, which operate 72 Burger King franchises nationwide -- and plan another 150 by 2001 -- as well as Pizza Hut and Perkins Family Restaurant franchises.The corporate offices on North Charles Street closed last month and will reopen in downtown Detroit within another month, said Laura Williams, Hawkins' executive administrative assistant.
BUSINESS
February 10, 1995
Ruling of same-sex harassmentThe Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, in its first ruling of discrimination involving members of the same sex, has ruled that a machine operator was sexually harassed by his male supervisor.The commission awarded Thomas Smith $25,000 in damages for emotional distress after his boss asked Mr. Smith to have sex while on the night shift at Brimfield Precision.The ruling comes on the heels of two decisions in recent months in which courts in Baltimore and New Orleans found that federal law does not protect employees who are sexually harassed at work by a member of the same sex.Delta caps agents' commissionsDelta Air Lines Inc., abandoning the fixed 10 percent commission it had been paying to travel agents, said yesterday it will cap commission payments for domestic flights, effective today.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.