Financial Momentum Builds For RoboCop Statue
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.
Pressure is building on Detroit Mayor Dave Bing. A group wants to build a statue in the city. It would honor RoboCop, the fictional cyborg at the center of a movie based in Detroit. The movie portrays Detroit as a nightmare city, but organizers think the statue will promote the city. And now they've raised $50,000 to build it. So now it's up to the mayor, who so far says he doesn't see the value in this project.
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