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2008-10-04 21:00:09

By Chris Treadway Auto body repair may not be on the radar of high school students looking ahead to their careers, even though experienced technicians can earn well over $50,000 per year plus benefits. Careers with Cars is a free event Saturday at Contra Costa College in San Pablo that will show high school students the opportunities available and the skills needed for automotive collision repair. Students will be able see and take a turn at procedures such as welding and painting in a...

2008-09-29 03:00:17

By Talbot, Brandon SYRACUSE - Syracuse is a historical crossroad that links products and services from Upstate to the rest of the state, and with Internet technology, it's no different thanks to the efforts of NYSERNet.org, a 501 (c) (3) research and education technology organization. According to Timothy Lance, president and chairman of the board, networks are increasingly linking economic development activities with technological and scientific experiments. One such experiment will be...

2008-09-19 12:00:35

By Contra Costa Times Internet for beginners -- Noon-1:30 p.m. One-on-one half-hour lessons with a skilled volunteer. Advance registration required. Albany Library, 1249 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720, Ext. 16. -- Homework Center -- 3:15- 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Drop-in homework help for students in grades 3 through 5. Emphasis is placed on math and writing skills. Albany Library, 1249 Marin Ave. Free. 510-526-3720, Ext. 17. -- After school movies and video games -- 4 p.m. A...

2008-09-13 00:00:22

Southern Comfort learned late Friday that MGMT drummer Will Berman injured his foot this week and the band has cancelled their performance at Saturday's SoCo Music Experience at Altamont Fairgrounds near Albany, NY. At the current time, no replacement has been confirmed. The festival main stage will feature Justice, Lotus, The Whigs and Heartless Bastards, while the Metroland EQXposure Stage will feature The Erotics, Ska Dee, Disasters of Hollywood, Severe Severe and The Crayons -- all for...

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...

2008-08-29 09:00:56

Buckeye Partners, a midstream energy company, has announced that its subsidiary, Buckeye Albany Terminal, has acquired an ethanol and petroleum products distribution terminal located in Albany, New York from LogiBio Albany Terminal for a cash consideration of approximately $46.5 million. Additional consideration of $1.5 million will be due to the seller if the terminal's operations meet certain performance goals over the next three years. The Albany terminal has an active storage capacity...

2008-08-05 06:00:00

By Scott Waldman, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Aug. 5--ALBANY -- Kilhari Cortina might have slept late Monday. Instead, the 10-year-old woke up at 5 a.m., brushed his teeth, put on a uniform and headed off to the first day of the new school year. He's a fifth-grader at KIPP: Tech Valley Charter Middle School. His cousins laughed when they heard he had to be back in the classroom in August. But he just shrugged them off. "I said 'We're going to have a lot of fun while you're playing...

2008-08-05 06:00:24

By Leigh Hornbeck, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Aug. 5--STILLWATER -- Eurasian milfoil, an invasive plant that creates a nuisance for boaters and swimmers, is almost under control in Saratoga Lake, according to the Saratoga Lake Protection and Improvement District. The district, which is supported by 1,400 taxpayers who live around the lake, paid for an application of a herbicide to kill the weeds. Last year the chemicals were used on the south end of the lake and in May the district moved...

2008-08-04 15:00:41

By Dan Howley, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Aug. 4--If you think today's teenagers are all video-game addicts shuffling aimlessly through malls in droopy blue jeans, you haven't met Jeff Knox. You'd need a program to keep up with the 16-year-old's activities at Columbia High School, but it's the work he's involved in with distinguished nanotech scientists at the University at Albany's Cancer Research Center that adds the most extraordinary dimension to his resume. Most weekday afternoons...

2008-08-01 18:00:24

By Eric Anderson, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Aug. 1--COLONIE -- A family of four en route from Piseco Lake in the Adirondacks to Cherry Hill, N.J., was shaken but not seriously hurt this afternoon after their single-engine plane made an emergency landing at Albany International Airport after losing part of its landing gear. The aircraft, a single-engine, four-passenger Cherokee 180 with a fixed landing gear that doesn't retract, began losing its left main gear after takeoff from the Piseco...