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What is the hurry to demolish Tiger Stadium?

Ok, I’m confused.  Can somebody please explain to me why there is such a hurry to destroy what remains of Tiger Stadium when the train station still sits decaying?

I’m missing something, there has to be something political at work here, otherwise it would seem that Detroit’s demolition money could be better spent by finally tearing down the old downtown train station.
The fact that there could be a viable redevelopment plan for the Tiger Stadium site and there is NO PLAN for the old train station make you wonder what the hurry is to tear down the structure still remaining at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull.
I wonder how much of this is the African American leaders trying to rid the city of a place that was “racist” for many years...
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Answer to Newt’s question and update on things!

I apologize for the lack of posts over the past few weeks, I have been so busy with Jungle Java and some other projects that I hope to announce soon that I have neglected you and this blog.  I will try to amp up my posting schedule as the summer progresses.

Newt responded to my Memorial Day post by asking how my dad and my grandfather could have both been in WWII.  For those of you who missed it, Larry was my step-father and was 18 years older than my mom.  I never referred to him as my “step” because he adopted me at four years old and I never knew any other “dad.”  My name was changed from Gregg Rankin to Gregg Henson when I was in the 4th grade at Morse elementary in Troy so I only referred to Larry as my father, not my “step...
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