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Discovery headed to the Smithsonian

By   /  April 24, 2012  /  Words from the Wetherbee  /  Comments Off


Tweet Space Shuttle Discovery is on its way to the public eye at the Smithsonian. Earlier this week, the space shuttle was spotted hitching a ride to its new home on the back of a specialized 747 aircraft (pictured below).     Yesterday, April 19th, the Discovery “attended” a ceremony (pictured below) where it traded [...]

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Another take on Lon’s column

By   /  April 24, 2012  /  Outlook  /  Comments Off


Tweet     Lon McNeil certainly stirred up something with his column two weeks ago where he asked if Albany’s problem was Leesburg.  Here at the Journal offices, we have received a significant amount of communication from folks regarding that column. It’s seemed that no matter where I go, as soon as people find out [...]

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VINTAGE ALBANY- Albany “Firsts”

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Vintage Albany Airmail

Tweet     Left first airmail flight December 28, 1911; Upper right Thornwell H. Andrews, of Charlotte, N.C. in the cockpit of a 1911 Curtis biplane. This photo was taken in June of 1932, two years before his death. Lower right; first airmail stamp.      Albany has had many “firsts” over the decades. Journal [...]

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