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  Volume 26 - Number 33 -August 14, 2003

Nature and Nurture
By Kirsten Ferguson


Though born in Kentucky, champion horse Funny Cide spent his formative year at McMahon of Saratoga Thouroghbreds, where he’s still regarded as part of the family


Cover photo by Martin Benjamin

We Can Still Let the Dogs Out
By Travis Durfee

A proposed ordinance requiring that canines be leashed within Albany city parks has dog owners howling—and city lawmakers dragging their paws

Where Trains Once Rolled
By Shawn Stone

AA local rail line seems slated to become a bike trail, but are other transit options being overlooked?

At Least California Has Celebrities
By Travis Durfee

With voters slated to head for the polls in a month, there’s no sign of a settlement in Albany County’s redistricting debacle

Eat, Drink, and Be Wary
y Shelley Smithson

Bioengineering firms promise to build a better pig—but critics say they’re selling us a pig in a poke

Shocker Mom
By Kathryn Ceceri

One of the Four Bitchin’ Babes, songwriter Camille West mines humor, housework and rolls in the hay to create a new breed of folksinger

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.

Best of the Capital Region 2003 Best of the Capital Region 2003

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.
2003 Spring Fahion

Check out the coolest clothes and the hottest trends this summer available right here in the Capital Region.
2003 Spring/Summer Dining Guide 2003 Summer Guide

Your guide to the hottest--and coolest--people, places and things in the Capital Region this summer.
2003 Spring/Summer Dining Guide 2002 Spring/Summer Dining Guide

A comprehensive, descriptive guide to Capital Region restaurants. Includes a special section dedicated to outdoor dining.
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.
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