Siena ends upset run, Spitzer story keeps turning, norovirus suspected at Great Escape, tournament pool busted, school fundraiser fatigue

Siena's NCAA tournament run ended Sunday with an 84-72 loss to Villanova in the second round. [TU]

It seems that word of Eliot Spitzer's call girl habit was circulating as early as last Fall. Republican political operative Roger Stone reportedly sent the FBI a letter accusing the former Gov of going to prostitutes. How did Stone find out? He heard it from "a social contact in an adult-themed club." [NYT]

Oh, and remember how Spitzer said he wasn't involved in the effort to catch Joe Bruno misusing state aircraft? According to testimony from a former aide, that seems to have been a lie. Spitzer was not just involved, he was coffee-spewing-from-his-mouth, calling-at-all-hours involved. [NYT]

The reported count of gastrointestinal illnesses from the Great Escape is nearing 200. The infamous norovirus is suspected to be culprit causing diahrea and "projectile vomiting." The park has now closed one of its restaurants in an attempt to stamp out the bug. [TU]

Yet another candidate has jumped into the race for the 21st Congressional District (McNulty's seat). The latest: Republican Steven Vasquez of Ballston Spa, which isn't even in the district. [TU] (AOA's Local Congressional Scorecard)

The breach of Hannaford's transaction system came after the network was certified to be in compliance with security standards. [AP]

An auction-style NCAA pool involving tens of thousands of dollars was busted in Warren County. Among those present at the private auction: Warren County officials. [Troy Record]

Suffering from fundraiser fatigue, Niskayuna School District officials are working on a new policy for school fundraisers. Don't worry, the junior prom seems to be safe. [Daily Gazette]

Everyone's job is under pressure these days. In Waterford, real border collies are being replaced by wood cutouts of dogs in an effort to chase away Canada geese. [Troy Record]

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Thats why I shop at Price Chopper...and...Spitzers a wh**e :)

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