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01-29-2009, 03:08 PM #1
Homeless man body found frozen in ice in Detroit.....
01-29-2009, 03:11 PM #2
I think this is the first step towards the News becoming a tabloid style paper like the NYPost or the Toronto Sun. Good for them."For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land."
William Earnest Harwell (1918-2010), from the Song of Solomon.
01-29-2009, 03:13 PM #3
Another building owned and neglected by Matty Moroun. He is like a one-man army in the quest for Detroit urban decay.
01-29-2009, 03:20 PM #4
Only in the D.
Charlie LeDuff is going to be bigger than Bill Bonds when it's all said and done.
01-29-2009, 03:38 PM #5
Can't see anything except a couple of feet. Those stomach fat ads on that page are worse to look at.Two words: Costa Rica.
01-29-2009, 03:40 PM #6
01-29-2009, 03:43 PM #7
Wow, that picture, my caption would have been.
"Uwe Krupp actually takes the ice in Detroit"World Series or Bust. Guess What? Bust........again.
01-29-2009, 03:50 PM #8
01-29-2009, 03:54 PM #9
I don't know what it's like where you live, but if I let my grass grow too long, my city comes knocking to let me know they will fine me. This billionaire has probably hundreds of abandoned eyesores, which only serve as protection for ciminals and targets for arsonists, and I wonder if he ever even gets a warning. Hey, you own it - you tear it down (the buildings were probably in ruins when he bought them, so he should assume the responsibility for what he buys).World Series or Bust. Guess What? Bust........again.
01-29-2009, 03:59 PM #10
01-29-2009, 04:03 PM #11
It's so terrible... look that, people just ignoring this body... oh how tragic!! Oh, hey, I think I can write up a pretty good story on this. Cool!"It is swell to be home again in the City of Champions." - Bud Shaver
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01-29-2009, 04:22 PM #12"Only Lions fans can predict a victory when their starting quarterback has a broken arm." -unknown
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There were a lot of very cold comments in that story..... and they had nothing to do with the weather.
Hey, Rob - was that place any where near my hotel was (first visit)? I think that guy might have been the doorman.Of all the things in life I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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01-29-2009, 05:13 PM #16MotownSports Fan
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Lots of commentary in that story where I could almost see the reporter smirking while chastising the lot of us.
Frozen bodies aren't the sole claim of Detroit. There was a 37 year old found frozen in her driveway, an old man here in GR frozen under his car, and another man frozen in his house since the heating company shut off his power.When you look beyond yourself you'll find peace of mind is waiting there. - George Harrison
01-29-2009, 05:23 PM #17MotownSports Fan
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There is a middle ground between ignoring the story and sensationalizing it, that's where this story belongs."If he could have, Guillen would've tried to steal Weaver's girl, scratched Weaver's car, stolen Weaver's lunch and if he had access to a metal folding chair he probably would have tried to hit Weaver with it." -Joe Posnanski
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01-29-2009, 05:52 PM #20MotownSports Fan
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How many of us venture through old school book depositories on Detroit's west side?
I'm sorry that this happened to the guy. It's a horrible, tragic, unfortunate thing to have happened. But it's not like we have access to this area. This didn't happen off of US-12 or the Lodge. It happened in the elevator shaft of an abandoned building. So if the writer is lecturing us, then he can buzz off. How did he know to go in the building, anyway?
And had I been playing hockey in that building - then yes, I probably would have made the call. Trespassing or not, it's the right thing to do. There's anonymous tip lines for those sort of things. Others didn't make the call. It's as simple as that. It certainly isn't front page news. If it were to happen in New York, I bet it doesn't even make a mention in the Times and would be buried in the Post.RIP Brian Bluhm (estrepe1) - VT
01-29-2009, 06:17 PM #21
He made sure to let us know that he personally investigated the matter and he personally called the police and he personally followed up on the story and he personally met the fire dept. and he personally did something while everyone else did nothing. Shame... shame on you all."It is swell to be home again in the City of Champions." - Bud Shaver
"Wow." - Jim Price
01-29-2009, 07:36 PM #22
One of the hockey players' friends called the reporter.
The clown that owns this building also owns the Train Station and the Ambassador Bridge.
My son is one of the so-called Urban Explorers. He does it to take pictures only. There is nothing in that building worth having! I've been there, I know.
The 3rd floors is nothing but old, moldy school supplies - books, pencils, coloring books, crayons, scissors, even Biology supplies. I saw broken glass Biology items, plus tons of empty pill holders - the entire floor is covered with all this stuff. There are tons and tons of shelves where all this stuff used to be. I saw this elevator shaft when i was there....believe me - It's quite scary. Trust me when I say -- I have no idea how anyone could be in there.
The fall is treacherous to say the least. The top floor - the roof is wasted - there's even a tree growing out of the moldy school supplies thru the roof!!
It stinks on the 3rd and top floors. The bottom 2 floors are virtually empty.
The very few things that are laying around are virtually worthless.
The problem is - if the homeless guys who live there were to call the police, they lose their home. These people have NOWHERE else to go. They have no transportation, no money, no ambition, no nothing. I don't blame them for not calling.
I do question why this man was found dead in the elevator shaft! Something
just sounds a bit shady to me.
If you want to see some of my son's pics down there, you can start here.
He also goes to the Train Station frequently...we only part to meet again vt BRIAN BLUHM vt
01-29-2009, 09:38 PM #23
I like how the reporter asked the homeless guy if he called the police. With what? His Blackberry?.
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01-29-2009, 11:07 PM #26
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01-29-2009, 11:10 PM #27
The poor man dies in the cold and his last shred of dignity is stolen from him by publishing a picture of his frozen body in the newspaper. Nice.2010 Adopt-A-Tiger, The GREAT Ernie Harwell
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