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Corradi gets first Fonda win

FONDA -- Pep Corradi made Saturday's special Memorial Day weekend card at Fonda Speedway even more special, as he won the modified feature for his first career victory at the Track of Champions. Corradi took the lead at the drop of the green flag and ...
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Heroth, Hilltoppers win Class D title in 8-inning classic

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TROY -- Jesse Heroth wanted the ball. It didn't matter to the Fort Plain Hilltoppers' pint-sized lefthanded ace pitcher that he was tired from already throwing seven innings on the mound in oppressively hot conditions ...
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Spieth surges to Colonial win

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Jordan Spieth found the perfect cure for his Masters misery. With an impressive back nine at Colonial, Spieth won at home in Texas for the first time on the PGA Tour. He had three consecutive birdies after making the turn, ...

Martin Truex Jr. takes NASCAR race in Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- Martin Truex Jr. didn't avoid ladders or black cats, never worried about cracking mirrors or stepping on cracks. He knew his bad luck on the Sprint Cup circuit would change. Truex showed that in a big way Sunday night, leadin ...

Obituaries

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Sophie Kryzak Korona

May 27, 2016 Sophie Kryzak Korona, 96, of Johnstown, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Friday, May 27, 2016. Born on Oct. 30, 1919, in Amsterdam, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Elfranzina "Frieda" Cisek and Michael Kryzak. Sophie attende ...

Antimo "Andrew" M. Iannotti May 28, 2016 Antimo "Andrew" M. Iannotti, 85, of Florida Avenue, Amsterdam, N.Y. passed away Saturday afternoon, May 28, 2016, at home with his loving family by his side. Born in Amsterdam on Feb. 27, 1931, he wa ...
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Robert J. Mongin

May 25, 2016 Mr. Robert J. Mongin, 63, of Woodrow Road, Amsterdam died suddenly on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Born in New York City, he was the son of the late John and Caroline Mongin. Big Bob grew up in ...

Sharon K. LaPrade

April 7, 2016 Sharon K.LaPrade passed away April 7 at the St. Johnsville Nursing Home after a two-year long battle with cancer. Her friends Kathy Hanford and Barbara Van Schaick were at her side. Sharon was born July 18, 1951 in Bridgeport, ...

Entertainment

Simon Cowell joins 'America's Got Talent'

By VERNE GAY Newsday The email dated April 17, 2014, began innocently enough. "I met with Simon Cowell yesterday," wrote Sony chief Michael Lynton to NBCUniversal boss Steve Burke. The former "American Idol" judge -- Lynton explained -- "is thinking that the right thing to do" was for him to join the NBC summer hit "America's Got Talent." Oh, and by the way: Drop judge Howard Stern, and move the show from Radio City Music Hall to Los Angeles. ...

'Shield' actor's words used against him in murder trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An actor who played a police officer on television is guilty of murder because of numerous statements he made about the killing, a prosecutor told a jury Friday. Deputy District Attorney Tannaz Mokayef used several statements Michael Jace made to detectives, his brother-in-law and in text messages to his dead wife to make her case that "The Shield" actor should be convicted of first-degree murder. Mokayef also cited testimony from J ...

Spreading joy chief among Julianne Hough's priorities

NEW YORK (AP) -- Julianne Hough is defined as much by her sunny disposition as she is her fancy footwork. The actress-dancer's megawatt smile and cheerful persona has made her Hollywood's girl-next-door. But Hough credits her painful times in her teens, when she endured bullying, for giving her a positive perspective. "The only way to fix bullying ... is to do something about it and that's to be kind and to give joy to people and give love to people, ...

'Roots' is a well-cast update coming on Monday

By CHUCK BARNEY East Bay Times DON'T MISS: "Roots" _ Attempting to remake or "re-imagine" a pop-cultural landmark often leads to disaster. But this well-cast and handsomely crafted update of the 1977 miniseries about one American family's tumultuous journey through slavery earns our respect. The four-night, eight-hour event can be difficult to watch at times, but ultimately it's an inspiring testament to the resilience of the hum ...
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