Last night’s emergeny in Ypsilanti was caused by a leaking 8,000 gallon tank of hydrochloric acid. One person was admitted to a hospital, complaining of respiratory problems.
> CH4: “Ypsilanti chemical leak reportedly contained”
> AANEWS: “Acid leak closes area in downtown Ypsilanti”

In response to the closing of Decker Drugs, the Daily editorializes in favor of local businesses: “Starbuckization of A2.” Although the editorial hints at it, the slow transformation of Ann Arbor from an authentic downtown to a place filled with expensive restaurants, overpriced yuppie botiques, and chain stores first began with the opening of the Briarwood mall in 1973.

Meanwhile, all eyes are on Granholm to see if she vetoes the ban of legal, late-term abortions.

And Freep web specialist Mike Wenland has a column in today’s paper about Detroit websites, although none appear run by people who live within the city limits. It seems the photos and active discussion boards on DetroitYES! at least deserved a mention.

Author: Rob