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2008-07-19 18:00:29

By Bob Gardinier, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 19--A young girl struck by lightning near a main gate at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa late Friday was in the intensive care unit at Albany Medical Center Hospital today. The girl, 15, whose name was not provided, and Laura Madelone, 34, of Latham were standing under a pine tree near Gate 3 on Prospect Street to get out of the rain when at about 11:30 p.m. lightning hit the tree and then them, village police Officer Scott...

2008-07-18 12:01:14

By Scott Waldman, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 18--BETHLEHEM -- Joshua Garrett slipped thousands of narcotic painkiller pills out of the Delaware Avenue CVS pharmacy during his Albany College of Pharmacy internship, according to town police. The scheme ended June 24, police Lt. Tom Heffernan said, when a co-worker spotted Garrett sticking a bottle of 100 hydrocodone pills in his pocket. In the four months that Garrett, 22, was an intern, court records show, he allegedly netted 2,200...

2008-07-12 06:00:27

By Jimmy Vielkind, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 12--COLONIE -- The Times Union Hope Fund will award $5,000 in scholarships for children from low-income families to attend summer camp. The grant to the Troy Boys & Girls Club will help kids ages 8 to 13 attend Camp Barker, an 85-acre retreat along Forest Lake in Grafton that the nonprofit group has operated since 1923. "Our committees were impressed at the history and longevity of your programs, the dedication of your staff, and the...

2008-07-10 09:00:19

By Tim O'Brien, Times Union, Albany, N.Y. Jul. 10--ALBANY -- Fifty more people are calling Schenectady home. But 431 people left Albany. The U.S. Census Bureau released its latest population estimates Wednesday, with the data showing the predictable trend: Most suburbs continue to gain as cities see further slides -- with some exceptions. In Schenectady, the latest figures show the population growing from 61,481 in 2006 to 61,531 last year. That's still down from where the city...

2008-06-27 12:02:51

By Eric Anderson, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jun. 27--COLONIE -- Southwest Airlines said Thursday it will begin offering nonstop service between Albany and Fort Lauderdale starting Nov. 2, with one daily flight each way. The profitable low-fare carrier, which has long-term contracts that keep its fuel costs well below those of competitors, said the new route was one of 40 being added systemwide. The announcement came a day after American Eagle said it was bringing to an end nearly 80...

2008-06-26 18:02:45

By Matt Thacker, The Evening News and the Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind. Jun. 26--An alleged drunken driver was arrested in New Albany on Tuesday night after hitting two vehicles and leading police on a short chase. Witnesses told police that Kenneth A. Payne, 42, of Louisville exited a parking lot on the 300 block of Graybrook Lane at about 9:21 p.m. when he struck an unoccupied vehicle while he was driving at a high rate of speed, according to a crash report. The report stated that...

2008-06-25 06:00:00

By Alan Wechsler, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jun. 25--ALBANY -- Four nursing homes under the Northwoods Rehabilitation and Extended Care Centers name may soon be sold in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The nursing homes were run until recently by Highgate LTC Management LLC and Highgate Manor LLC. They filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April 2007 and have attracted a buyer in Hyman Jacobs, the owner of seven nursing homes operating under the name Windsor Healthcare LLC of Norwood, N.J.,...

2008-06-25 06:00:00

By Paul Grondahl, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jun. 25--ALBANY -- Nearly a month after the May 29 shooting death of 10-year-old Kathina Thomas, residents of West Hill are trying to heal and to maintain momentum in their efforts to rid the streets of gun violence and youth gangs. "There are a lot of positive things going on here," said Dr. Bob Paeglow, who runs a health clinic and prayer center on Clinton Avenue. Thomas' mother receives medical care from Paeglow, whose office is located...

2008-06-25 06:00:00

By James M. Odato, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jun. 25--ALBANY -- The Paterson administration's negotiations with IBM Corp. on a $1.5 billion expansion of its operations in the Hudson Valley and at the University at Albany hinge on a commitment from the high-tech giant that it won't lay off workers in New York, Gov. David Paterson revealed Tuesday. Paterson aides have been working for weeks on a financial aid deal with the Legislature that would help support IBM's costs for developing a new...

2008-06-18 06:00:34

By Lauren Stanforth, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jun. 18--SCHENECTADY -- The CEO of Hometown Health Center sent an e-mail to city officials criticizing the condition of an intersection where the health center's optometrist was struck by a truck while walking to work Tuesday. Schenectady police Lt. Brian Kilcullen said the accident occurred around 9 a.m. Tuesday when a vehicle eastbound on State Street hit Marc Hecker as he was crossing between Hometown Health's employee lot at the former...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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