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  Volume 27 - Number 21 - May 20, 2004

Corps Values
By John Rodat

Junior Reserve Officer Training programs promise to develop the leaders of tomorrow, but critics claim that JROTC instead produces followers and fresh recruits for the military

Cover photo by John Whipple

Reform at a Crippling Pace
By Travis Durfee

As state legislators drag their feet reforming New York’s voting systems, advocates for the disabled stop them from walking out the door

Your Move, Mr. Mayor
By Miriam Axel-Lute

The Coalition for Accountable Police and Government brings demands for changes in the APD to Mayor Jennings’ door

Who Will Speak for Bare Ass Beach?
By Miriam Axel-Lute

Without going public, regulars at a 60-year-old nude beach and gay meeting area in Troy mourn its impending demise

Special Section:
Outdoor Dining

The Last Screening
By Shawn Stone

Behind the Door was one of the most praised films of the silent era—and the only projectable print was just shown for the final time

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.
2003 Fall Winter Dining Guide 2004 Spring Summer Dining Guide

A comprehensive, descriptive guide to Capital Region restaurants.
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.
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.
2003 Spring Fahion Upcoming Special Issues
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Summer Fashion [Deadline: June 11]
Summer Guide
[Deadline: June 2]
Outdoor Dining
[Deadline: May 14]
Inside Saratoga [1, 2, 3, 4]
[Deadlines: July 23 & 30, August 6, 13 & 20]
Metroland Back Issues

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