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2008-12-17 08:15:00

FINDLAY, Ohio, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- COOPER TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY (NYSE: CTB) today announced the pending closure of its manufacturing facility in Albany, Ga. This announcement follows a network capacity study analyzing the Company's optimal manufacturing footprint in the United States. The impact on net profit of this closure is estimated to be $150 million to $175 million in restructuring charges, between 50 and 60 percent of which will be non-cash charges. Annual...

2008-10-09 21:00:31

By Shelly Meron Despite an emotional roller-coaster last spring, a representative of Albany teachers told the school board this week they no longer felt it was necessary for the district to revise its inter-district transfer policy and guarantee teachers' children spots at Albany schools. Last year, district officials predicted higher-than-normal enrollment for the 2008-09 school year, in part because new housing units at UC Village opened this fall. It was feared that there would be no...

2008-10-09 21:00:31

By Shelly Meron It's tough to find anyone in Albany who is happy to see current Albany School Board president Charlie Blanchard leaving his post. But after more than four years on the school board, Blanchard announced this past summer that he would not be running again, now that both of his children have graduated from the Albany school system. "It's time to make room for new people with some fresh ideas. I think it's appropriate for people who have kids in the school to serve on the...

2008-09-26 06:00:23

By Scott Bowles Alex and Stephen Kendrick are making serious Hollywood money by doing nothing Hollywood would do. They don't pay their actors. Volunteers build the sets. Sunday school kids cater. And when production hits a snag, they don't ask for more money. They pray. And they're getting the kind of return on their films that would make Spielberg envious. Their first theatrical release, 2006's Facing the Giants, about a struggling football coach, cost $100,000 and raked in...

2008-09-12 00:00:13

By Report Albany city council agreed Monday to have city staff prepare an application to the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board to help pay the purchase price of a tract of land along East Thornton Lake in North Albany, with the hope of restoring the natural area. A purchase price for the property has not yet been set, but Byron Hendricks, owner of the 24-acre, undeveloped tract and president of Prudential Real Estate Professionals, told the council he was willing to sell the land for a...

2008-08-01 06:00:46

By Carol DeMare, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Aug. 1--COLONIE -- Legislative approval is being sought for a buyout program for some Albany County Nursing Home employees to scale back the staff by up to 60 workers, officials said. The "voluntary separation" program comes after the closure in January of the county's other nursing facility, Ann Lee Home, whose employees were transferred to the county nursing home. "Essentially, we had two facilities and now we have one," county spokeswoman...

2008-07-30 06:00:00

By Dennis Yusko, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 30--SARATOGA SPRINGS -- State budget cuts are forcing the closure of the Friendship Connection, a social lifeline for Saratoga County's severely mentally ill for 22 years. The state Office of Mental Health's budget for the 2008-09 fiscal year included a $16.4 million cut in aid to localities, including a $135,783 reduction to Saratoga County, said agency spokeswoman Jill Daniels. That resulted in a fatal funding shortfall for the...

2008-07-28 06:00:57

By Scott Waldman, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 28--ALBANY -- The rain whipped through the immediate Capital Region Sunday. But it wasn't as hard as forecasters originally expected. Severe thunderstorms tore through Columbia and Greene counties, knocking out power and forcing the closure of some roads because of flooding. Delmar was hit by nickel-size hail. Schenectady and Saratoga were hit hard Saturday by severe thunderstorms and on Sunday the worst weather was south of Albany,...

2008-07-22 06:00:28

By Azra Haqqie, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 22--ALBANY -- The pitch pine, shadblow serviceberry, low bush blueberry, little blue stem and sweet fern planted at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home have borne fruit -- in the form of the first Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission award for balancing economic development and conservation. Neil Gifford, the commission's conservation director who supervises its research and management, works with project applicants and municipalities to...

2008-07-22 06:00:00

By Brian Nearing, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 22--HUDSON FALLS -- The state Attorney General's office is suing owners of a Washington County junkyard for years of environmental damage caused by allowing toxic chemicals to foul the air and water. East Side Used Auto Parts, 3614 Burgoyne Ave., allegedly crushed cars without properly draining fluids, which allowed gasoline, petroleum, antifreeze and Freon to pollute the ground and nearby wells, according to a lawsuit filed in the state...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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  • Completely; extremely.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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