fritz haeg http://michiganradio.org en Paper lanterns to launch on dark Detroit block http://michiganradio.org/post/paper-lanterns-launch-dark-detroit-block <p>DETROIT (AP) - Floating paper lanterns will be launched in Detroit's former Chinatown as part of a community-based event.<br><br>The Saturday evening event near Wayne State University is dubbed "Illuminating Chinatown." The lanterns made by local artists, designers and university students are set to be launched in a block without working street lights.<br><br>Paper lanterns were first used as signaling balloons and now are used in festivals to signify good luck and new beginnings. Organizers say they also intend for them to signal change coming from the hands of the community.<br> Sat, 24 Nov 2012 16:26:00 +0000 The Associated Press 10045 at http://michiganradio.org