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Thinking outside the box

By   /  September 23, 2009  /  News, Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet I’m a big fan of thinking outside the box. Conventional ideas on boosting the local economy not only bore me, but are just really unconvincing to me for the most part. The only type of conventional wisdom that I agree with is the need for manufacturing jobs, and those are hard to get. They’re [...]

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Travelin’ and Tweetin’ with The Bo Henry Band

By   /  September 23, 2009  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment, News  /   Comments

Tweet As a fan of Bo Henry and the motley crew of musicians he assembles, I’ve often wondered what it would be like to travel with the group (www.TheBoHenryBand.com) to one of its out-of-town gigs. So that’s what I did on Saturday. The band started playing at the Sigma Nu fraternity house in Tuscaloosa, Ala., [...]

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Geek Speak: Stamp out annoying software

By   /  September 23, 2009  /  Geek Speak  /   Comments

Tweet Thanks, readers, for your positive feedback about my top five freebies. It was very difficult to get that list down to five, but I will consider all your suggestions for next year’s edition. Just to give you a heads up and a chance to send in your nominations; in January of 2010, I plan [...]

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My challenge: Let’s get real

By   /  September 23, 2009  /  Lon McNeil  /   Comments

Tweet We can banter about our thoughts and suspicions until the cows come home, but at some point, everything in life, including what to do with this city of ours, boils down to what is real. That, if we are smart, is what we act on, and not what we wish were the case. If [...]

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Football: Late September is upon us

By   /  September 23, 2009  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet You can tell it is late September. The temperature falls below 80 at night, humidity is down around 70 percent, and the Florida lizards are finished playing high school teams and looking beatable once they hit the field with another big-boy team. In the off season, Utah tried to buy an early spot on [...]

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High school football recap — Week 4 in review

By   /  September 23, 2009  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet Four weeks of the high school football regular season are in the books, and it has already brought one rare sight, at least to fans in Albany/Dougherty County. Three of the county’s four public school teams find themselves sitting in a three-way tie for first place after only one week of region play. One [...]

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Consolidation? Yes!

By   /  September 23, 2009  /  Jim Finkelstein  /   Comments

Tweet About a decade or more ago I addressed the City and County Commissions here in Albany and suggested to them that it made eminent good sense to consolidate governments. Of course, they listened to me, and that is why we now have a combined city-county government that has saved local taxpayers hundreds of thousands [...]

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‘Lion King’ star’s Little brother gets ‘Snow White’ gig

By   /  September 23, 2009  /  News, People  /   Comments

Tweet Editor’s note: Albany residents Laketa and Al Smith relocated to New York City last year to enable their then 9-year-old daughter, Cypress, to perform as “Nala” in Broadway’s “The Lion King.” Here is an update on the family’s show-business journey from Laketa Smith. What a ride! It’s been a while since our family has [...]

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By   /  September 23, 2009  /  News, People  /   Comments

Tweet PROJECT SUCCESS Albany State University Project Success students and mentors were introduced at a ceremony last week in the President’s Dining Hall. The project involves 30 of the Center for the African-American Male’s sophomores and juniors with 3.0 or higher grade point overages. Its goal is to reach to to students on the path [...]

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