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 Volume 29 - Number 49 - December 7, 2006

Making Babies, for a Price

The nascent industry of buying and selling the components of life is growing up—and raising some concerns

By Nicole Klaas

Cover illustration by Trevor Paul

We’re Not on the Air

Citizens groups want public-access TV, and all the city of Albany has to do is ask for it

By David King

South End’s Due

Organizers plan upcoming workshop to help plot course for beleagured Albany neighborhood’s revitalization

By Darryl McGrath

Making Up Numbers

Legislators in Rensselaer battle it out over the county budget—and it looks like nobody wins

By Chet Hardin

A Whole Lotta Talk

An ambitious young talk-show host gets his Ricki Lake on at Schenectady’s public-access station

By Chet Hardin

Do You Remember?

How self-effacing Saratoga Springs trio Albumen fought despotism in Asia, took up vegetable farming, and called back the excitement of early indie rock

By Mike Hotter

Savage Love
By Dan Savage

If Dan Savage won't answer your weird, disgusting, perverted, embarrassing questions about sex, perhaps you'd best keep them to yourself.

2006 Readers Picks

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Gift Guide

2006 Holiday Fashion

2006 Holiday Entertaining

2006 Local Music Guide

2006 Fall / Winter Dining Guide

2006 Survival Guide

2006 Readers Picks

Best Of 2006

Fall Fashion 2006

Cover photo by Chris Shields

2006 Small Business Feature

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2006 Bridal Guide

2006 Bridal Guide

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