These two stories were in the same edition of the Muncie Star Press, so maybe somebody there will make the connection. First, a statement of the problem:
When asked What Muncie Needs, some officials and business people said improvements to Muncie's image -- both physical and abstract -- are definitely a priority.
Then, perhaps, an illustration of the problem:
Muncie police credited cold weather with helping to keep Saturday night's Muncie Gras crowds under control.
Thousands of people flooded downtown Muncie Saturday night for the annual event, and while it wasn't without its share of traditional drunkenness or nudity, attendees managed to stay out of trouble with the law.
Muncie Gras, I swear. If the city wants a better image, maybe it should imitate a better drunken party.