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State of the earth

The first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, brought environmentalism into the mainstream. At the same time, it delineated sharp fissures in the movement to save the earth’s natural habitat. Twenty-five years later, environmental protection remains a mainstream concern–and a source ...

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Making the transition to old age

With good reason. I am becoming a full-fledged member of the hairless set. And, until recently, I was in complete and utter denial about my hair loss. It pains me to write about it, and I hate to use the ...

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It’s time
for straight talk

Affirmative action is on the ropes. Nearly 30 years after the Justice Department won court approval for the first race-conscious “fix” for discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, affirmative remedies face attack on several fronts. Congressional Republicans vow ...

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How to send us
letters, comments

The Rochester Business Journal welcomes your letters, comments and suggestions. Correspondence should include your full name, address and telephone number where you can be reached during business hours. To send a letter online, go to NewsLink’s Reply to the Editor ...

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The man who helped wings take flight

That compulsion usually becomes irrepressible at moments when other topics are totally absent from the mind and a deadline beckons. Wings in Buffalo is the quintessential topic, virtually guaranteed to attract readers whether published on the food page, the financial ...

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The SBA under fire

Death threats are nothing new to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Several times since its creation in 1953, the agency has dodged streams of critics’ bullets. But today its existence appears more precarious than ever. The agency ranks high on ...

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How to send us
letters, comments

The Rochester Business Journal welcomes your letters, comments and suggestions. Correspondence should include your full name, address and telephone number where you can be reached during business hours. To send a letter online, go to NewsLink’s Reply to the Editor ...

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Home transactions
require realism

Dear Editor: Your article, “What price to pay?” (RBJ, March 17, 1995) was thoughtful and well-written, and showed that the author genuinely did her research. The only point I disagree with is one Realtor’s suggestion that if a seller has ...

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The Pataki budget: “a courageous step”

The following is the text of a March 31 letter Eastman Kodak Co. CEO George Fisher sent to the New York Times. A copy of it was provided by the office of Gov. George Pataki. To the Editor: Governor Pataki ...

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What digital means

Rochester has much at stake in the digital imaging strategy unveiled last week by Eastman Kodak Co. CEO George Fisher. Kodak’s ability to play a leading role in the digital age, while also growing its traditional photography business, ranks as ...

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How to make NewsLink work for you

With this week’s issue, the Rochester Business Journal’s electronic edition marks completion of its first month of publication. NewsLink has attracted plenty of interest and, like anything new, plenty of questions. The following are commonly asked questions about NewsLink, and ...

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The governor blinks

In his Jan. 4 State of the State speech, Gov. George Pataki vowed to shut down New York’s government if enactment of a budget failed to occur by the April 1 start of the next fiscal year. He repeated the ...

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How to send us
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The Rochester Business Journal welcomes your letters, comments and suggestions. Correspondence should include your full name, address and telephone number where you can be reached during business hours. To send a letter online, go to NewsLink’s Reply to the Editor ...

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There’s plenty of grist for the gripe

I wish I could say my response to the office computer was an anomaly but, alas, it was not. I have a shameful history of such reactions. If my car doesn’t bend instantly to my commands, I become ticked. If ...

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The justices’
timely reminder

Before Judge Stephen Breyer was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court last year, some observers complained that the high court’s recent rulings on business issues lacked consistency. Now, greater consistency is apparent–but business might not like the result. In two ...

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