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Lott nixed background check on himself, Younger, others

By   /  September 10, 2010  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp After it was publicly revealed that then-Downtown Manager Don Buie spent a year in prison for a federal bank fraud conviction and that his background check had been shredded by Albany city staffers, new Human Resources Management Director Mary LaMont went to work.

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Only in Albany: Lame duck’s damage deepens

By   /  September 10, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Some things don’t make sense. Yet others are just plain stupid. Like letting a CEO to hire people after he or she has been forced to resign. That’s today’s Albany City Commission for you.

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Bishop steered scholarships to family

By   /  September 10, 2010  /  Government, News, Politics  /   Comments

Tweet By JOHN BRESNAHAN | 9/9/10 10:23 PM EDT POLITICO.COM Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) awarded three scholarships from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to his stepdaughter and wife’s niece between 2003 and 2005, according to records from the nonprofit group. Bishop is the second Democrat found to have funneled CBC Foundation scholarship funds to relatives, [...]

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With game management, it’s government gone good

By   /  September 10, 2010  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet I typically get down about government. It’s not real surprising since they get so much wrong, but not always. Personally, I believe that government needs to step in whenever the free market honestly and truly can’t meet a need. Not when they stack the deck to make it difficult for the free market to [...]

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Whatcha Say, Albany?

By   /  September 10, 2010  /  WhatCha-Say?  /   Comments

Tweet ALTHOUGH OPEN RECORDS LAWS do give an avenue to more information, much information is still withheld because of the cost to make such info available. Information is not free in many cases. So, the full story on many issues won’t be known. STEVEN “GOOSE” MONCUS WAS one of my closes friends in the youth [...]

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Family grateful for effort to help Hunter Etheridge

By   /  September 10, 2010  /  Letter to the editor  /   Comments

Tweet Editor’s note: Hope for Hunter is a fund-raising effort to build an indoor playroom for Hunter Etheridge, an 11-year-old boy who was born with mitochondrial disease and was recently diagnosed with autonomic dysfunction. More information is on the “Hope for Hunter” page on Facebook, or you can call 436-2828. This letter is from Hunter’s [...]

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ASU political science professor pens book

By   /  September 10, 2010  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Dr. Babafemi O. Elufiede, chairman of the Department of History, Political Science, and Public Administration at Albany State University, has recently published a book on the impact of labor unions in Nigeria. The book, entitled Labor Unions and Politics, analyzes the experience of organized labor in relation to the Nigerian [...]

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Should pit bulls be outlawed?

By   /  September 10, 2010  /  Ted Anderson  /   Comments

Tweet Do you feel like I do that it is time to outlaw the breed of dogs known as pit bulls and other dangerous dogs? I am talking about, of course, those dogs that seem to frequent the local news. Just recently, I heard about pit bulls attacking and killing some adults in their back [...]

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