Can Dennis Archer Drive Detroit Out Of A Ditch?

Shortly after Dennis W. Archer took oath as Detroit's new mayor in January, he got a call from the White House: President Clinton and a host of foreign ministers would convene in the Motor City on Mar. 13 as part of the Group of Seven international-jobs summit. Archer was more nervous than excited. Detroit, he knew, had been blistered by bad press for years. Attracting the world's spotlight carried considerable risk for the new administration.

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