Photo Stories: Miss USA Beauty Pageant, Gary,IN: Miss USA Beauty contest, Gary, Indiana

A limousine in town for the Miss USA Beauty Pageant passes by one of Gary's many dilapidated buildings.  In an effort to improve the city 253 buildings were demolished last year. {quote}The city may not have been ready{quote} explains Richard Grey, managing editor of the local paper the Post-Tribune, {quote}but if you wait until you're ready you're never gonna have these things.{quote}  (© Karen Ducey 2001)
Miss USA Beauty contest, Gary, Indiana

A limousine in town for the Miss USA Beauty Pageant passes by one of Gary's many dilapidated buildings. In an effort to improve the city 253 buildings were demolished last year. "The city may not have been ready" explains Richard Grey, managing editor of the local paper the Post-Tribune, "but if you wait until you're ready you're never gonna have these things." (© Karen Ducey 2001)