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Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Wooing USA cycling
There is an interesting story in the Gazette today about how a moribund rustbelt town in Pennsylvania, so impoverished that it had to close its hospital and lay off its police force this year, plans to try to build an indoor velodrome to woo USA cycling away from Colorado Springs as part of a $125 million redevelopment project. Wikipedia calls the town of Brownsville "the ultimate depiction of how the decline of industry and the rise of suburbanization has destroyed the small American downtown." It's almost totally abandoned. A spokesman from USA cycling said the chance of moving is "very, very slim."
Poor Brownsville, PA. It should set its sights on something lower. Like anything. How 'bout a Starbucks?