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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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New museum director tapped

By   /  October 29, 2009  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet One of Albany’s leading chroniclers of the civil rights movement is coming home from Indiana to continue his work. Indeed, Lee H. Formwalt helped found what is now the Albany Civil Rights Institute, for which he will serve as executive director, in the mid-1990s. Formwalt, 58, served for the last 10 years as the [...]

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