Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Steelers give slumping Pittsburgh a boost - Article in Christian Science Monitor

csmonitor.com City faces financial woes reminiscent of the 1970s, but resurgent football team offers relief. By Sara B. Miller | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

PITTSBURGH – It was the 1970s, and Pittsburgh's steel industry was on the decline. Mills would begin shutting down one by one along the city's three rivers.

Nice general story.

Sabina Deitrick, associate professor of public and urban affairs at the University of Pittsburgh gets the A+ for the day with this graph.

Already the city has shut down recreation centers and swimming pools and laid off workers. "People are going to notice it. And it's only going to get worse over time."

Exactly. It is going to get worse before it gets better.

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