Posting might be on the light side today because of some family things going on, but here are two a couple of local news stories on the lighter side — the first from Detroit and the next from Ft. Wayne Indiana.
When I think of positive images of “Detroit,” I think of Motown tunes, cars, Axel Foley, Barry Sanders, and of course Robocop.
Somebody suggested to Dave Bing, Detroit’s Mayor, that the city should erect a statue in honor of Robocop, but that request was met with heartache:
Oh come on! Philadelphia has a statue of Rocky and it’s one of the things they’re famous for. It’s not like Detroit doesn’t have the room to put one, because everybody’s leaving.
Next up, in Ft. Wayne, a potential embarrassment with the name of a building:
A former Indiana mayor who won four terms in the 1930s and 1950s is proving less popular with modern-day city leaders, who say they probably won’t name a new government center for him because of the jokes his moniker could inspire.
Harry Baals is the runaway favorite in online voting to name the new building in Fort Wayne, about 120 miles northeast of Indianapolis.
But Deputy Mayor Beth Malloy said that probably won’t be enough to put the name of the city’s longest-tenured mayor on the center.
In order to avoid embarrassment, Ft. Wayne officials might instead decide to name the building after a different legendary area public official. They’ve got four other options from which to choose: Craven Moorehead, Anya Neeze, Willie Dicker and Hugh Jorgin.