Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
November 22, 2006
Albany-- On your mark, get set, start the presses. That's what workers at the Albany Herald are doing big time in preparation for a record Thanksgiving Day paper that dwarfs even the average Sunday paper.
"it doubles in size, this year were putting out three-hundred thousand more pieces than we did last year"said Albany Herald President Mike Gebhart. The size of this year's paper is mostly due to the infamous "Black Friday" effect, that has local and national retailers putting out more ad inserts than ever before, to get you in their door.
"it's just a huge day, that's distinguished in the retail world as being different because its the kickoff of the Christmas season"said Gephart. There is no doubt that Friday is a huge day for retailers, but just to prepare for the rush of advertising for the big day, the Albany Herald had to begin its preparations in mid-September to get the record five pound paper to your door.
"when you talk about doubling the size of a paper from two and a quarter or two and a half pounds to five pounds, you better be planning from the get go to make sure you dot your I's and cross your T's . So yeah, we have had a lot of meetings, a lot of logistics discussions to make sure everything comes off without a hitch"said Gebhart.
Albany Herald President and publisher Mike Gebhart believes the large number of inserts in this year's paper will help readers better organize and plan their shopping agenda ahead of Friday's rush to the stores. "A lot of people I think are reading the paper on Thanksgiving Day, with shopping in mind, so the buying decision in many ways is made in the home prior to them going out to the stores"said Gephart.
So folks prepare to get an early workout by lifting a girthy paper to start your thanksgiving, before you add a little girth to the old waist line.