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  Volume 27 - Number 13 - March 25, 2004

Banking on Community
By Miriam Axel-Lute

Loan fund supports microentrepreneurs in ways traditional banks would never dream of

Cover illustration by Jill Pearson

The River Rises
By John Rodat

While other high-profile urban-renewal efforts get the money and the press, Troy’s River Street is quietly reimagining itself as a haven for arts-driven business

The Good Neighbor
By Shawn Stone

A Mansion Neighborhood store owner builds her business—and her ties to the community

Special Advertising Section: Small Business Profiles

No Compromise on Dignity
By Liz Healy

Bills to protect students from bias-based harassment differ on “gender identity”

War: Still Good for Absolutely Nothing
By Miriam Axel-Lute

One year after the invasion of Iraq, peace activists show they haven’t gone away

The Whole Truth?
By Miriam Axel-Lute

Documents and comments cast doubt on portions of Albany Police chief’s testimony

Come Together
By John Brodeur

The art of the mashup, or, Hey! You got chocolate (Genius) in my peanut butter (Wolf)

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 Survival Guide and Student Handbook Holiday Fashion 2003

Check out the coolest clothes and the hottest trends this holiday season available right here in the Capital Region.
2003 Survival Guide and Student Handbook 2003 Local Music Guide

Bands, clubs, recording studios, radio stations: Your comprehensive guide to the Capital Region's thriving music scene.
2003 Survival Guide and Student Handbook 2003 Fall Winter Dining Guide

A comprehensive, descriptive guide to Capital Region restaurants.
Best of the Capital Region 2003 2003 Survival Guide and Student Handbook

New to the region? Find out where to get your books, your beer, your bowling—you name it.
2003 Spring Fahion 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.
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