Reaction to APD shame sign, man found dead near the Egg, Paterson and Ravitch reportedly at odds, Other Guys shoot wraps, local woman on Jeopardy tonight

A spokesman for the APD says the light-up sign on Central Ave that's set to display the names of people arrested for soliciting prostitute is no different from mug shots appearing in the local news. The spokesman says city attorneys don't foresee any legal issues with the sign. Defense attorneys aren't so sure about that. [CBS6] [WNYT] [Fox23] [TU]

A state Supreme Court judge has thrown out 39 of the allegedly fraudulent Troy absentee ballots. [TU]

A man was found dead Saturday morning at the foot of the ESP wall below the Egg near Lancaster Street. Police say they're investigating, though it appears the man fell. [Troy Record] [Fox23] [WNYT]

GlobalFoundries' "Fab 1" in Dresden, Germany -- which was built by AMD in 1998 -- is now at the center of a cluster that employs 35,000 people. [Saratogian]

A "source" and "insiders" say that David Paterson and Richard Ravitch are already at odds over the budget. [NY Post]

An Albany County legislator contends that there's some "fuzzy math" involved with the budget for the county nursing home. [Troy Record]

The local drug kingpin who took a plea deal last week had bragged on his MySpace page about how much money he was making. [TU]

In a new book, the leader of the Central Ave mosque Masjid As Salaam argues that Yassin Aref and Mohammed Hossain were framed by law enforcement officials. [WTEN] [WNYT]

Local churches are taking precautions to stop the spread of flu at services. [TU]

CDTA says ridership it still down since the April fare increase. [Daily Gazette $]

Albany police say two men robbed a homeless person early Saturday morning on Pearl Street. Police say the two suspects beat the man up and stole $1.50 from him. [CapNews9] [CBS6]

The APD says it's looking for the man who pushed his way into a Center Square apartment and stole a woman's purse (map). [WNYT]

The Other Guys shoot in downtown Albany has wrapped. [TU]

The Albany Rural Cemetery will be re-marking the grave of an African-American Civil War veteran who served in the Massachusetts unit depicted in the film Glory. [TU]

A labor history org is fixing up the house in Troy where an early labor leader lived. [Troy Record]

RPI officially opened its $92 million athletic "village" this past weekend. [Troy Record]

Schenectady High has a credit union. [Daily Gazette $]

The ESP is apparently quite the hazard for migrating songbirds, according to a State Museum curator. [TU]

An RPI employee will be on Jeopardy tonight. [TU]


Funny that they want to show pictures of people accused of solicitation. I'd actually like them to show pictures of cops who get out of speeding tickets by flashing their badges. Oh wait, they don't have enough signs for that.

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