Can Houston Turn Itself Around In Time For The Super Bowl?

Houston hopes to recast itself for the Feb. 1 Super Bowl, but major renovations across the city are far from complete.
August 12, 2003, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Southern hospitality has run smack into the grim realities of municipal mayhem... 'We used to say, 'If it's good for Boston, it's bad for Houston,' said Stephen Klineberg, a Rice University sociology professor who has overseen 22 annual Houston area surveys that gather information on residents' attitudes about everything from traffic to crime to the economy. 'Houston is no longer countercyclical. Now, it's locked into the global and national economies, and since 2000, unemployment is growing, deficits are increasing.' "

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Published on Sunday, August 10, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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