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  Volume 26 - Number 20 - May 15, 2003

We the Media
By Neil Hickey

With the FCC leaning toward relaxing regulations on ownership of TV and radio stations and newspapers, expect more consolidation of media properties into a few huge corporations—and less diversity of content and viewpointt

You’re Not From Around Here, Are You
By Paul Schmelzer

How media consolidation is killing local news

Breathing Uneasily
By John Gallagher

American Lung Association gives several upstate counties failing grades on air quality—but are its standards too tough?

Clearing the Air
By Shawn Stone

A proposed asphalt plant causes controversy in Albany—and prompts charges of environmental racism

Sunday Is Like Every Day
By Travis Durfee

Legislators and liquor-store owners wrangle over proposed amendment to New York’s “blue laws”

Between Rock and a Hardcore Place
By Bill Ketzer

Out of the ashes of some of the area’s best hardcore come To Hell and Back, playing dirty old loud rock that may or may not be socially relevant

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.

2003 Spring/Summer 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.
2003 Spring Fahion

Check out the coolest clothes and the hottest trends this holiday season available right here in the Capital Region.
2003 Bridal Guide 2003 Bridal Guide

Don't fret about where to find your perfect wedding dress or how to plan the wedding of your dreams. Our bridal guide is filled with tips that will help you have the perfect wedding.
2002 Local Music Guide 2002 Local Music Guide

Bands, clubs, recording studios, radio stations: Your comprehensive guide to the Capital Region's thriving music scene.
2002 Survival Guide and Student Handbook 2002 Survival Guide and Student Handbook

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