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Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
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Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
August 2, 2006 Nesita Kwan, NBC news
Glenview, IL -- At night, in America's war against terrorism, infrared vision is part of a soldier's arsenal.
But for hairdresser Linda Rinella, who wields nothing more dangerous than a blow dryer, the same infrared technology is helping her battle the varicose veins caused by her job, and two pregnancies. "My concern is this vein that I have on my upper leg. I'm also concerned with my spider veins."
Linda's about to try something called the Vein Viewer. Modeled after the military's night-vision goggles, this heat sensitive technology sees veins you can't see with the naked eye. Dr. Steve Rivard, Emergency Physician, says, "Then recreates a map-like image onto the skin."
Doctor Rivard says these 'hidden' veins are the best ones to treat, because they're the ones that actually cause the unsightly bulges higher in the leg. "Within 1/4000th of an inch accuracy can place that vein where I need my needle."
That needle then delivers the vein shriveling agents. Look closely as it collapses the offending vein, and it disappears. "That cluster of veins is gone."
Linda will have to come back at least three to four times, at $250 per session. And she may need more, because the injections don't keep veins from bulging, they only fix the ones that do. But doctors who use it say it's a more accurate fix.
"Far fewer needle pokes for the patient, much less pain for the patient and more smiles and more accurate treatment," says Dr. Rivard.
And for a lady who works to make others beautiful, this is something Linda's doing for herself.