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Albany Times Union - - AROUND THE REGION -


In Lon­don, Her Royal High­ness, Princess Al­ice, count­ess of Athlone and daugh­ter of the duchess of Al­bany, Gen­eral Cartheret Carey, gov­er­nor of Wind­sor cas­tle, Ad­mi­ral Sims and mem­bers of his staff, Colonel Lit­tle com­mand­ing the Amer­i­can marines, and other dis­tin­guished peo­ple heaped praise on Joseph M. Tansey of Al­bany, N.Y., for his work in “Some­where in Scot­land,” the U.S. Navy’s mu­si­cal re­vue. Tansey had for­merly been a lino­type ma­chine op­er­a­tor at the Times Union and hoped to get back to it when his tour was over.


More than half of hous­ing units in the Ar­bor Hill and South End sec­tions of Al­bany lacked heat in ev­ery room, ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey of the Coun­cil on Com­mu­nity Con­cerns. Random sam­pling of 330 hous­ing units showed all but six per­cent had hous­ing code vi­o­la­tions, the top of which was lack of heat. Other vi­o­la­tions in­cluded lack of fire es­capes, no fuse­boxes, leaks in the roof and wet base­ments. The sur­vey con­firmed what peo­ple who lived in the neigh­bor­hoods al­ready knew — “the de­plorable state of Al­bany hous­ing,” said Harry Hamil­ton, coun­cil pres­i­dent.


Two in­mates at the state’s Cox­sackie Cor­rec­tional Fa­cil­ity had com­mit­ted sui­cide in the past week and a half, the Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tional Ser­vices con­firmed. Depart­ment spokesman James Flateau de­clined to iden­tify ei­ther in­mate, say­ing he hadn’t re­ceived con­fir­ma­tion that their rel­a­tives had been no­ti­fied. One, serv­ing a 16-month-to-4-year term for grand lar­ceny, died Jan. 5. The other, serv­ing a 4-to-12-year term for as­sault and grand lar­ceny, com­mit­ted sui­cide Jan. 11. Both took their lives in sim­i­lar fash­ion, Flateau said, hang­ing them­selves us­ing their sheets.

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