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  Volume 25 - Number 43 - Oct. 24, 2002

The Last Laugh
By John Rodat

As public awareness of corporate shenanigans increases, culture
jammers and other activist gadflies
find themselves in need of new
tactics and allies

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Irradiated Beef: It’s What’s for Dinner
By Nancy Guerin

As x-ray-zapped meat arrives in the Capital Region, experts and activists debate the safety of the process

STAR Search
By Travis Durfee

Advocates for the disabled join together in hopes of improving the region’s public transportation system

No Head Start
By David Riley

Gov. Pataki’s highly touted “universal” prekindergarten program has not been funded for all school districts

If You Seer, Say Hello
By Kate Sipher

Clairvoyant Tita Jones, rubbing elbows with the spirits for 15 years

Cauldron of Capitalism
By Nancy Guerin

An ancient holiday takes on a new commercial life as Halloween goes global

Trial by Ignorance
By Glenn Weiser

A short history of the church’s persecution of European ‘witches’

An Iron in the Fire
By Ann Morrow

With the Clay People defunct, Albany vocalist Dan Neet ressurects a one-off collaboration and rejoins the industrial revolution in Chicago

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 Fall/Winter Dining Guide

A comprehensive, descriptive guide to Capital Region restaurants. A must for residents and visitors who love to dine out.
2001 Capital Region Dining Guide

Check out the coolest clothes and the hottest trends available right here in the Capital Region
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.
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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