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  Volume 25 - Number 38 - Sept. 19, 2002

Warning: This Drug Can Kill You
By Nancy Guerin

OxyContin was supposed to be a miracle prescription for chronic pain. Now it is rapidly becoming a street drug of choice—and of death

Cover illustration by Steven Verriest

Taking the Fight Out of ‘Em
By Travis Durfee

Thirteen pit bulls from a dogfighting ring are put to death in Schenectady, raising debate on whether there is a better solution

What’s It Worth to You?
By Travis Durfee

The Albany schools, the city, and neighbors of a proposed new middle school square off over the value of Westland Hills Park

Fall Arts Preview

Autumn is upon us, so get ready to enjoy the cooler air, the glorious foliage, and the wealth of fall-arts offerings as the Capital Region comes alive with film, music, theater, dance, visual art and more

Fond Farewell
By Shawn Stone

Remembering local musician and artist James Kopta


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.


2001 Capital Region Dining Guide 2002 Survival Guide and Student Handbook

New to the region? Find out where to get your books, your beer, your bowling—you name it.
2001 Capital Region Dining Guide Best Of the Capital Region 2002

From pizza to politicians, from gift stores to guitarists, from sushi to ski areas: We've combed the region to find the best that's out there.
2001 Capital Region Dining Guide 2002 Spring/Summer Dining Guide

A comprehensive, descriptive guide to Capital Region restaurants. A must for residents and visitors who love to dine out.
2002 Summer Guide 2002 Summer Guide

Your guide to the hottest--and coolest--people, places and things in the Capital Region this summer.
2002 Summer Guide Summer Fashion Guide

Check out the coolest clothes and the hottest trends available right here in the Capital Region
Metroland Music Guide 2001 2001 Local Music Guide

Bands, clubs, recording studios, radio stations: Your comprehensive guide to the Capital Region's thriving music scene.
Student Handbook & Survival Guide 2001

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