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  Volume 26 - Number 32 -August 7, 2003

Somebody’s Watching You Download
By Steve Fennessy


The music and movie industries are aggressively pursuing and suing Internet file sharers—but critics say they’re only alienating the very customers they’re so desperate to retain


Where Credit Isn’t Due
By Travis Durfee

Critics blast a Niagara Mohawk proposal that would assess security deposits to customers with compromised credit ratings

Is This Good for BIDness?
By Kathryn Ceceri

A proposal for an expanded Central City business improvement district in Albany has derailed plans to enlarge the Lark Street BID

Arrested Development
By William Kanapaux

Scientists say we can solve our future energy crises with renewable sources. We have the technology—but do we have the political will?

Where Have All the Dancers Gone?
By Mae G. Banner

Though longtime residents have fond memories of ballet celebrities socializing in the Spa City, changing times and a changing city have relegated much of the revelry to the past

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.

Best of the Capital Region 2003 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

Check out the coolest clothes and the hottest trends this summer available right here in the Capital Region.
2003 Spring/Summer Dining Guide 2003 Summer Guide

Your guide to the hottest--and coolest--people, places and things in the Capital Region this summer.
2003 Spring/Summer Dining Guide 2002 Spring/Summer Dining Guide

A comprehensive, descriptive guide to Capital Region restaurants. Includes a special section dedicated to outdoor dining.
2003 Bridal Guide 2003 Bridal Guide

Don't fret about where to find your perfect wedding dress or how to plan the wedding of your dreams. Our bridal guide is filled with tips that will help you have the perfect wedding.
2002 Local Music Guide 2002 Local Music Guide

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