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      Nixon heads to Detroit for auto show

      JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- A second term has begun for Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon as he travels to Detroit this week.

      Nixon plans to attend the North American International Auto Show as well as meet with several automobile manufacturers.

      The trip is not a new experience, Nixon has visited Detroit four times since he took office in January 2009. According to AP news wires, Monday, Nixon touted working with the auto industry during his first term to prevent factory closings in Missouri.

      The auto show, where Nixon will speak with representatives of General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co., is in its 25th year. The show opens to the public Saturday. Last year, the public portion drew 770,000 visitors and introduced 42 new vehicle models from around the world.

      --Information contributed by AP news wire