A Super Bowl route for Detroit's down and out
Wayne Drehs finds one Super Bowl 'Mission' statement for Detroit's homeless population.
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. He walks outside, pulls a cigarette from his pocket and, within seconds, two strangers offer him a pair of quarters for any extras. He has none.