Spitzer considering resignation, Siena headed to Big Dance, another endorsement for Brooks, a traffic circle for Saratoga?, spelling bee winner

After Monday's news that Eliot Spitzer did business with a prostitution operation, the governor is apparently now considering whether or not to resign. [NYT]

The Siena men's hoops team is headed to the NCAA Tournament. The Saints smoked Rider Monday night in the MAAC Tournament final 74-53. Siena's offense was as good as ever -- and it actually played some pretty good defense, too. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Wafaa Bilal's "Virtual Jihadi" installation opened at the Sanctuary for Independent Media Monday night. About 100 people -- including protesters -- showed up. [TU]

Brian Stratton announced he's aiming to knock down the 50 worst vacant buildings in Schenectady. [Daily Gazette]

Jerry Jennings endorsed Tracey Brooks for the 21st District Congressional seat. [Daily Gazette]

Yassin Aref -- the Albany imam convicted of supporting terrorism after he was snagged in an FBI sting -- has published a memoir. Any profits from the book will go to support Aref's children. [TU] [Troy Record]

Saratoga Springs could be getting its first traffic circle. [Saratogian]

The Capital Region's first MRI for pets opened a few months ago in Latham. [TU]

A Bethlehem 8th grader won the Capital Region spelling bee. Dan LaChapelle took the title by spelling "gourami" after a competitor missed on "commissar."

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