TheGerbil

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  1. Future of Metro Pittsburgh

    Construction of the new arena has begun. The naming rights have been sold to Consol Energy (which ironically is thinking about idling it's plant in Washington County, meaning a couple hundred jobs lost - that's gotta sting).
  2. Future of Metro Pittsburgh

    I thought some of you might be interested in this. I was doing a bit of research, just for my own curiousity, and found out the following things... According to the American Community Survey, the city itself gained population in eight out of thirteen age groups between 2003 and 2005. At the same time the county as a whole gained population in only four out of thirteen age groups. If we look at the 20 to 24 age group, the city
  3. Future of Metro Pittsburgh

    Personally the reason I care about it is because these numbers tend to be contrary to the popular myths about the city. I like to be able to point to statistics when I explain to someone that the city is doing better than generally believed.
  4. Future of Metro Pittsburgh

    I forgot about this thread. Some very good info here. Thanks for bumping it. As a matter of fact, I think I'll pin it so it'll stay at the top
  5. ***Picture of the Day***

    Here is a pic from Chincoteague, VA, where I spent the weekend:
  6. ***Picture of the Day***

    I just got back from a trip to Estes Park, CO. Here is a pic I took from the obervation platform at the top of the gondola ride: Edit: Sorry, pic not working.