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  Volume 27 - Number 19 - May 6, 2004

Bootstraps to Boomtown
By Ashley Hahn

Schuylerville gets a facelift on several fronts, bringing hope to the once-wayside village

Who Did the Work?
By Liz Healy

May Day event encourages greater focus on labor history

Finish Your Homework
By Travis Durfee

As a court-mandated deadline looms, the legislators appear to be dragging their feet on resolving New York’s public-education funding crisis

Honestly Weighing the Options
By Miriam Axel-Lute

Local food co-op struggles with the way forward as its regional buying club dissolves into a national organization with a focus on business

Charity and Punishment
By Madeleine Baran

A Muslim doctor from Syracuse remains behind bars for sending money to starving Iraqis—a “crime” for which non-Muslims are usually slapped on the wrist

Wired for Distraction
By William Kanapaux

The corporate media and entertainment industries are successfully utilizing technology to fill the pleaure centers of your brain, but what’s being
driven out?

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.

 
Afghanistan Photo Journal Travis Durfee's Afghanistan Photo Journal
Travis Durfee spent the past month taking bucket baths, sleeping on mats and eating lamb kabob as he traveled throughout the Central Asian nation of Afghanistan. Here are more images and outtakes from his adventure.

Fables of the ReconstructionFables of the Reconstruction
By Jason Vest

According to a closely held Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) memo written in early March, Iraq’s chances of seeing democracy succeed have been severely imperiled by a year’s worth of serious errors on the part of the Pentagon and the CPA, the U.S.-led multinational agency administering Iraq. Far from facilitating democracy and security, the memo’s author fears, U.S. efforts have created an environment rife with corruption and sectarianism likely to result in civil war.

Spring Fashion 2004 Spring Fashion 2004

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

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