A very important city that's definitely not in Metro Detroit but still crucial to the U.S. auto industry is facing the same bankrupt fate as Detroit proper. Flint's been through hard times, but it may be nearing the bottom.
Jerry Flint, the official curmudgeon of the auto journalism world whose career dated to the Eisenhower administration, died Saturday. We fly our ascots at half-staff in his honor today.
The city of Flint, Michigan, is planning to turn human waste into fuel to power vehicles and buildings. Mayor Don Williamson sees sewage as not only a potential fuel source for city vehicles, but as a source of jobs as spinoff businesses grow up around the planned facility. That facility would be implemented by…
From the Freep today: