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Sound familiar?

   On today's Page One of The Buffalo News, reporter Phil Fairbanks examines some of the trials [closed steel mills, fleeing youth] and triumphs [medicine, education] of a fellow Rust Belt City, Pittsburgh, and asks "Sound like Buffalo?"
   Indeed it does:Postgazette 
- UB lecture zeroes in on a capital idea - Samantha Maziarz Christmann/The Buffalo News Business Today
    The state’s commitment to making Buffalo Niagara a science hub, along with groundbreaking research under way here also make it attractive. Now all we have to do ... is find a way to get our most promising ideas before the right kinds of investors.
- Science, math complex adds up to big first step at Buffalo State - Jay Rey/The Buffalo News
   A ceremonial groundbreaking today for a $110 million science and math complex is just the start of what lies ahead at Buffalo State College.
- $11.5 million will fund tobacco control study
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been awarded an $11.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for a five-year study to examine the effectiveness of tobacco control policies in countries with varying income levels.

-   Other media are also wondering what it was that drew the G-20 to dreary old Pittsburgh:
- Why Pittsburgh? - The New York Times
- In Pittsburgh, a Road Map for a Recovery - The Wall Street Journal
- 48 hours in Pittsburgh - Reuters
Forget the jokes: Pittsburgh's now a model of new economy - McClatchy Newspapers 
    And, of course
- Local leaders spread Pittsburgh story during G-20 - The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette [Video]
   Hundreds of members of the international media arrived in Pittsburgh yesterday morning, made their way through a gauntlet of security and arrived at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center with no big stories to cover and editors back home waiting for news.
   They did what any good journalist would do: They punted. The story became why Pittsburgh was chosen to be the site of the G-20 summit.

-- George Pyle/The Buffalo News

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