LashLarkin 2 years, 6 months ago on Deceased bank robbery suspect was DCSS sub

Thanks, Terry, and The Albany Herald for following up on this story and giving us the human side of the woman with the innocent name - Mary Daniels - who came to such a tragic end. It's very sad and my sympathy goes out to the friends, relatives and former students who knew her.


LashLarkin 2 years, 6 months ago on Atheist group wants to join with community

James, glad you are here. You are giving us some serious spiritual issues to consider. I struggle with some of the same issues you did, but at least you made a decision about your beliefs. I'm 71 and still struggling.

I hope to catch up with your group. Gotta say, the Southern Baptist teachings I got as a child are still with me - burned in my psyche. I'd pray in foxholes and I definitely pray on planes, unless there's a good supply of booze. (Just joking).

I don't consider myself an antsiest, but I'm not totally satisfied with the alternative - churches. No doubt a lot of people might feel threatened by what you represent, which for many means the unknown. I welcome the opportunity to be exposed to new ideas, and I totally agree with your final quote: "We do the right things because they are the right things to do."


LashLarkin 2 years, 7 months ago on STATE ROUNDUP: Accused baby killer challenges gag order

Keep it up with these state news roundups. Very helpful to know what's going on in the rest of the state. Thanks.


LashLarkin 2 years, 7 months ago on Phoebe to be impacted by sequester

Did I miss something in this story: what are the consequences for patients?


LashLarkin 2 years, 9 months ago on Weather service downgrades flood prediction for Albany

Too bad we can't translate the flood-stage figures into something the average person can understand - for example, will portions of Bainbridge, Thomasville and homes along the Kinchafoonee be flooded? At this point, the figures are kind of meaningless. I believe one story compared the latest figures to the flood of 1994. That provided a perspective for those of us who remember that flood.


LashLarkin 2 years, 11 months ago on Darton gives students degrees

Headline: Darton gives students degrees

Hey, I want one. I won't work, I won't study, I may not even attend class, but we all know that "Darton gives students degrees." It must be so because that's what the newspaper says, and we can always believe what we read in the newspaper. Perhaps the headline is a little misleading. Wonder if "Students Earn Darton Degrees" would be more appropriate.


LashLarkin 3 years ago on Final numbers in on School Board race

I am so proud of Albany. We seem to have elected a candidate on the basis of her perceived qualifications and ability, not some notion that we have to be loyal to one race or another. To me, this is a sign of real progress for Albany and something we should all celebrate. It's the kind of thing that should impress prospective new industries far more than another government building built at taxpayer expense, although we definitely need a new airport terminal.


LashLarkin 3 years ago on Airport terminal 'game-changer' for region

Hoopla aside, Albany needs a new airport terminal. The old terminal is an eyesore. It's enough that we build a new terminal for the people of Albany who use the airport. They deserve better. If it should encourage industries to move here, then so much the better.