Nation: Fatter City

Cleveland makes a comeback

Two years ago Cleveland was a national joke. The combative antics of 32-year-old Mayor Dennis Kucinich had outraged nearly every segment of the population, and the citizens were trying to have him recalled. The president and five members of the city council were indict ed for accepting bribes from carnival operators. The school board president was arrested for baring his bottom in public.

Schools were closed because of a teachers' strike. Worst of all, the city was un able to pay $15.5 million in debt, becoming the first major city...

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