Everyone knows it's windy
Seems to me there is windmill envy in today's energy conscious world. Looks like Queen Elizabeth has commissioned something even larger to be built by 2012. I think it's for a windmill with blades 150 meters across, which would give it a swath 5 times what is in Somerset. Imagine!
Completely non-sequitur: PG's techman covers a new video game which is based on a plot where once again Pittsburgh gets blown up. I've said before, it's just weird people like to think of Pittsburgh being obliterated. The new game is even called "The Pitt". Any copyright issues with the past comic book also based on a premise that Pittsburgh is blown up and called The Pitt as well?
At least one casino publication says that Atlantic City Will Soon Lose More Customers To Pittsburgh Casino.
AP has a blurb: States look to booze for shots to economy which mentions Allegheny County's recent experience with the county 'Drink Tax'. The article actually talks about how "Pittsburgh" implemented the new drink tax.
Honestly, the ability of even a county level drink tax to generate revenue even during a recession may make it a model for a lot of broke states and counties. If it gets replicated elsewhere it may be the biggest legacy of the tax in the long run.
and finally... the Boston Globe continues the (inter)national media's obsession with Pittsburgh with a travel blurb focused just on Station Square.