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Does Tebow compare to Hershel Walker?

By   /  October 30, 2009  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet Recently, a debate erupted at a football-watching party. Some argued that despite his school affiliation, they can respect Tim Teabag the player, and person. That is a mature, reasonable stance. It is also hogwash! Every announcer in the business tries to convince viewers that The Bagger is the greatest player and person to ever [...]

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What-cha Say Albany?

By   /  October 30, 2009  /  WhatCha-Say?  /   Comments

HAS ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER Wes Smith lost his mind? “… Wheels of justice turning the way they are supposed to.” What makes LaJuana Woods so special – if anything, because she is a public official, she should be handled as everyone else.

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Small Biz Profile: Harden Tree Service

By   /  October 30, 2009  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet Darren Harden loves what he does for a living and when you get paid for doing what you love, then you know that you are in the right business. He learned a great deal about the business from his father, Alvin, and from removing the hundreds of trees from residential and commercial properties. Harden [...]

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Albany Music Scene: Relapse (sort of) reincarnated

By   /  October 30, 2009  /  Lon McNeil  /   Comments

Tweet Way back in 1992, Russell Martin, Bill Harrell, Mill Brooks, Larry Foreman, Tommy Lashley, and Henry Hart use to get together and play the kind of music they loved: beach music, the classics of Motown, and just good old rock ‘n roll. They had a blast Lashley, Foreman, and Brooks had been tossing around [...]

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Opinion: Good life or poverty: Let’s come to a decision

By   /  October 30, 2009  /  Leon Modeste  /   Comments

Tweet meless rate is increasing, crime continues to climb and unemployment is reaching double digits. I have traveled to countries in Africa, Central America, the Caribbean Islands and South America. Yet, there are many Albany eastside neighborhoods that remind me of these third-world nations. Albany is 66.1 percent African American with 52 percent (11 out [...]

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It’s time to purge Albany High sports

By   /  October 30, 2009  /  Sonny Lofton, Sports  /   Comments

Tweet More than half a century ago, the Albany High Indians won their third state football title. They had won several south Georgia titles back in the 1920s and 1930s, and that was the highest honor since state titles weren’t widespread in those days. How Dreary — to be — Somebody! How public — like a Frog — [...]

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State School Superintendent Kathy Cox visits Albany

By   /  October 29, 2009  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet State School Superintendent Kathy Cox, who is running for re-election, was in town last week touring Albany schools, talking to the Albany Rotary club, and having a fund-raiser at the Corner Cafe. I was at the fund-raiser, and it was a very successful event from what I could tell. A mostly different crowd from [...]

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An unescapable love

By   /  October 29, 2009  /  News, Rev. Andrew  /   Comments

Tweet For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:38-39 (NRSV) Why do [...]

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Downtown cameras: Working out great…NOT !!

By   /  October 29, 2009  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet We’ve been told that cameras in downtown Albany help make us safer. We’ve been told that cameras in downtown Albany help solve crimes. We’ve been told that cameras in downtown Albany are essential to public safety. And yet, not a single crime has been solved with these wasteful components. Color me shocked. I’ve been [...]

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Editorial: Giving God glory is not unsportsmanlike

By   /  October 29, 2009  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet High school football referees don’t put up with unsportsmanlike conduct on the football field, and that’s a good thing. But sometimes they can go too far. Young players shouldn’t be allowed to dance around and draw attention to themselves like so many self-absorbed millionaire professional athletes. They need to learn to win and lose [...]

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