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Some news from around…

  • The 159 granite blocks needed for Washington D.C.’s newest monument, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, finally arrived from China (The Washington Post)
  • The new trend in state parks:  corporate sponsorship agreements.  Georgia and Virginia take the lead by using private companies as a supplemental funding source for park maintenance,  in exchange for advertisement in the park (Stateline.org)
  • Recycled and reused:  sod from a soccer game at the Silverdome is donated to Detroit’s Patton Park (The Detroit News)
  • And in other Detroit news involving a dome, the “Mower Gang,” a volunteer group whose mission is “Winning Detroit’s Other Turf War,” mowed and wacked overgrowth at the Velodrome (Detroit Free Press)

One Response

  1. Interestingly enough, Georgia also has been an early adopter of private ads on public roads. Highway signs in GA now often have ads with them (radio stations, insurance companies, etc). They also have these privately sponsored road side assistance vehicles. Not sure how I feel about it all yet, but I’m not immensely bothered by it.

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