DETROIT (AP) - Detroit's emergency manager says he's hearing a lot of "vitriol" but not many counter proposals on how to get the city out of debt.

DETROIT (AP) Detroit's emergency manager says he's hearing a lot of "vitriol" but not many counter proposals on how to get the city out of debt.

Kevyn Orr took Detroit into Chapter 9 bankruptcy last week with the blessing of Gov. Rick Snyder. He told radio station WDET on Thursday that creditors, unions and other critics are wasting time by calling him names. He says it's time for mature talks.

Orr says Detroit has long-term debts of at least $18 billion. The bankruptcy process could take a year or more, but a judge first must find that Detroit is eligible. Some unions plan to challenge it.

Judge Steven Rhodes is proposing that another judge, Gerald Rosen, act as a mediator between the parties in the months ahead.

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Information from: WDET-FM, http://www.wdetfm.org