Between The Lines: Euclid Corridor section opens; Cleveland as a solar power player?; Medical Mart issues unsettled

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A segment from East 17th to East 55th Street opens Monday, a little less than a year ahead of the October 2008 grand opening. RTA General Manager Joe Calabrese talks about safety issues, economic development and other benefits of the project. He's hoping regular bus and rapid riders don't blame it for a January 2008 fare hike, service cuts and layoffs coming soon. The project is funded from separate sources that can't be used for operations. A German solar panel manufacturer wants to set up its U.S. headquarters in Cleveland. But it wants Ohio lawmakers to enact measures requiring utilities to use alternative energy sources. And the crunch questions of where to build a Medical Mart/Convention Center project and how much private money will be invested are still unsettled. This is two months after Cuyahoga County began collecting a new sales tax to build a convention center. Lawyer Fred Nance talks about the difficult negotiations. Those are the featured segments on the latest Between The Lines. Senior Political Correspondent Tom Beres, Channel 3 Political Analyst Dennis Eckart and RTA General Manager Joe Calabrese discuss the particulars of those big projects. Click "Play Video" to watch Between the Lines. Click on the related link for more from Fred Nance.


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