Nation: Cleveland: Facing Collapse?

The treasury is as bare as the school board president's bottom

The mayor was vacationing at a secret hideaway last week, recuperating from an ulcer attack. The president of the school board was fined $115 in court for flashing his bare bottom from a car window. The city council president and five other councilmen have been indicted on charges of accepting kickbacks from carnival operators. The city faces bankruptcy and can only pay its policemen for another week.

The city is Cleveland, home of a famed symphony orchestra, a first-rate art museum and 25 major corporate headquarters, a number surpassed among cities only...

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