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Albany Times Union - Sunday - - AROUND THE REGION -

1918: The in­fluenza cri­sis con­tin­ued to spread rapidly through­out Al­bany, with 125 new cases re­ported for the day and sev­eral deaths. That brought the over­all to­tal to 725 peo­ple in the city known to be in­fected. Health of­fi­cer Dr. Arthur Saut­ter be­lieved that the worst was over, but said dras­tic ac­tion should be taken if the in­crease con­tin­ued over the fol­low­ing 24 hours. Mayor James R. Watt, how­ever, was in fa­vor of clos­ing ev­ery theater, school and pub­lic hall.

1968: Repub­li­can As­sem­bly­man Don­ald A. Camp­bell’s

104th Dis­trict seat was be­ing chal­lenged by Demo­crat Mary Anne Krup­sak, an as­so­ci­ate coun­sel to the assem­bly speaker, who be­lieved that at 36, the time had come for her to leap head first into pol­i­tics. The holder of a doc­tor of laws de­gree from the Univer­sity of Chicago who was bring­ing much ex­pe­ri­ence in the tech­ni­cal side of gov­ern­ment to her cam­paign, Krup­sak in­sisted most of a law­maker’s time should be spent in cre­ative en­deav­ors, not prob­lem solv­ing. She was from Am­s­ter­dam, which was also Camp­bell’s home­town.

1993: The Niskayuna Cen­tral School Dis­trict wanted to of­fer Re­gents credit with­out the Re­gents exam for a 10th-grade so­cial stud­ies course. The dis­trict was seek­ing state Ed­u­ca­tion Depart­ment per­mis­sion, called a vari­ance, to grade a port­fo­lio sum­ma­riz­ing the stu­dents’ work, in­clud­ing oral pre­sen­ta­tions and ex­hibits, in­stead of a tra­di­tional Re­gents ex­am­i­na­tion, said As­sis­tant Su­per­in­ten­dent Michael John­son. The dis­trict was seek­ing the vari­ance for global stud­ies, and the for­mal re­quest was sched­uled to go the state in De­cem­ber or Jan­uary, John­son said.

Want to read more about the Cap­i­tal Re­gion’s past? Have any mem­o­ries or thoughts about how our his­tory re­lates to to­day’s events? See http://blog. time­sunion.com/his­tory/

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