A new lifestyle magazine with in-depth articles focusing on what it means to live in the Capital Region is making its debut this spring.
518Life, from the Times Union's magazine division, will be published monthly and include home and health care coverage previously found in the Times Union's other magazines, HealthyLife and Life@Home.
The debut issue, for example, features a cover story, "The Changing Face of the Capital Region," which examines the increasingly diverse population and the factors driving it. That article is by Chris Churchill, who joins us this morning. We are also joined by the Executive Editor of the magazine, Janet Reynolds.
The Albany-based blogger behind "New York Citizen One" joined Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas earlier this month to discuss blogging as an effective complement to established news sources. They talked about Albany, the blog's relationship with the local newspaper and what's on the horizon for local digital media
In the NBA, the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 90-82 on Monday night to even their first-round series at one game apiece. Carlos Boozer had 13 points and 12 rebounds. Brook Lopez scored 21 points for the Nets.
Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Clippers are heading to Memphis after grabbing a two-games-to-none lead in the NBA's Western Conference quarterfinals. Chris Paul hit a floater with 0.1 seconds left to give the Clippers a 93-91 victory over the Grizzlies. Blake Griffin finished with 21 points.
In golf, Adam Scott holed a 12-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to beat Angel Cabrera and win the Masters. Scott and Cabrera birdied the final hole of regulation and parred the first sudden-death hole. Cabrera almost pulled out his third Major title, but his birdie try on the first extra hole just missed the cup. It’s the first time an Australian has won the Masters.
The Times Union looked at one of the region's more dangerous roads for pedestrians in its story Sunday, "Toll: 8 dead, 300 injured." Now the Times Union and WAMC Northeast Public Radio will present a public forum to address the issue of pedestrian safety in the Capital Region. The public is invited to the program at 2 p.m., April 17 at the Linda, WAMC's Performing Arts Studio, which will consist of a panel discussion moderated by Alan Chartock, WAMC's president and CEO.
In the NBA, Carmelo Anthony tied his career high with 50 points and the New York Knicks won their ninth straight game, topping the injury-depleted Miami Heat 102-90 last night. Anthony finished 18 of 26 from the field, reaching 50 on a jumper with 16.9 seconds remaining. J.R. Smith scored 14 and Raymond Felton added 10 points for New York.
Elsewhere, the Lakers beat Dallas 101-81 and Washington topped Chicago 90-86.
In the women’s NCAA tournament, Louisville claimed another big upset, beating second-seeded Tennessee 86-78 and earning a trip to the Final Four.
The Times Union reports that on Thursday an appellate judge refused to sustain a restraining order that would have disallowed Lifetime Network from airing a film about convicted killer Christopher Porco. Consequently, “Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story,” will be aired this Saturday at 8 p.m.
Porco made his arguments from a telephone call in prison. At the emergency hearing he claimed the film is not factual and that a lower court judge was right to issue a temporary restraining order.
The University At Albany is again facing questions about the extracurricular activities of some it its students after several were arrested last week in an alleged hazing incident resembling the torture technique known as 'waterboarding'.
For more on the incident, WAMC's Patrick Donges spoke with Albany Times Union education reporter Scott Waldman, who has been following the story.