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Downtown Dilemma

An interesting piece of participatory journalism has joined recent, cacophonous chatter about downtown Atlanta's failures and prospects. Creative Loafing dispatched a Grady Memorial Hospital paramedic/writer to walk the streets of downtown at night, after a French Foreign Ministry travel advisory warned ATL visitors of downtown perils. The writer's summary, in a nutshell: "Downtown doesn't feel dangerous so much as lonely." [CL]