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A Super Bowl route for Detroit's down and out

Wayne Drehs finds one Super Bowl 'Mission' statement for Detroit's homeless population.

Updated: February 4, 2006, 11:07 AM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- Just a mile up the road from this city's primary entertainment district -- where Ford Field, Comerica Park, and the Fox Theatre all converge; and where 12 hours earlier, super stretch limos lined the streets waiting for their celebrity passengers -- 36-year-old Gilbert Coles walks outside of his homeless shelter, in a panic.

"Gotta get outside, gotta get outside," the jumpy, bald-headed Coles says. "I need me a smoke. Need a smoke now."

Coles is having a nicotine attack. ...

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