FORD HEALING FIRESTONE WITH TURF
According to some reports, Ford and Firestone are trying to put their
troubles behind them. How about under them, too? Ward's Auto, a trade
publication, reports that the new Detroit Lions football stadium will
sport an artificial turf made up in part by ground-up, recalled Firestone
tires. The new stadium - to be named Ford Field after the team's owner,
William Clay Ford Sr., the father of Ford Motor Company chief Bill Ford
Jr. - is expected to open in August and will host the 2006 Super Bowl.