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All Before Five: 12/26/07

A Fort Drum soldier is killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq... A state task force finds New York's 49 deck-truss bridges are safe... Governor Spitzer says he's optimistic about New York's - and his own - political future... And a Saranac Lake calligrapher is gaining national renown.  Go to full article

Spitzer looks ahead after rocky first year

Governor Eliot Spitzer is hard at work on his State of the State message and budget presentation, which are due shortly after the holidays. The governor says he's looking ahead after a rocky first year. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Gail Brill at work in Saranac Lake

An art and a career, one letter at a time

It's the day after Christmas and that means sitting down to write lots and lots of thank-you cards. For calligrapher Gail Brill, that kind of chore is the wellspring of her art and her livelihood. Brill lives in Saranac Lake, but her unique lettering style has made her one of the most in-demand calligraphers in the country. Brian Mann spent an afternoon in Gail Brill's work studio and has our profile.  Go to full article
Peter Hinton    (photo: Laird Mackintosh)

People: Peter Hinton on "Macbeth" at the NAC

Referred to by some as the ruby in the crown of Shakespearean tragedy, Macbeth is a vivid portrait of ambition and betrayal. A new production of the classic opens next...  Go to full article