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Monthly Archives: August 1996

Direct-selling field gaining respect

And it’s attracting a new breed of professional–those who want the flexibility of working from home and the rewards reaped from strictly pay-for- performance efforts. Though some still view direct selling with skepticism–calling it at best, a fad, and at ...

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The central question

No Democratic president in more than a half-century has been returned to office for a second term. Bill Clinton wants to end that string of frustration–and the polls say don’t bet against him. With a double-digit lead over Republican challenger ...

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RBJ Daily Edition 8-23-96

refusal to disclose the details of the six proposals submitted that would privatize operation of the county’s three golf courses: Genesee Valley, Churchville and Durand Eastman Park. There was even an editorial in Thursday’s Rochester Democrat and Chronicle chastising the ...

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Primar Filtration

From the human point of view, zebra mussels are worse than useless. A fresh- water mollusk with no natural North American predators, it clings to any available surface and does nothing but eat and make more zebra mussels. But it ...

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Calendar: Sept. 3-12

TUESDAY, SEPT. 3 Genesee Community College Computer Course–“Windows”–Tuesdays through Sept. 24–6 – 9 p.m.–Wyoming Campus Center at Arcade–Call 345-6999. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4 Genesee Community College Computer Course–“Introduction to Personal Computers” –Wednesdays through Nov. 20–6 – 9 p.m.– Wyoming Campus Center ...

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Home-office deductions require
many careful calculations

Tax accountant John Curran says the Internal Revenue Service once disallowed a deduction for a home office because the business owner was storing fishing poles and other personal items in a spare bedroom he used as an office. He was ...

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Process is key to effective decisions

Capitalizing on the fear of disaster, the majority of business books on decision making attempt to develop systematic approaches to reaching the right answer to the “problem.” There is a difference between situations that are nuances or likely to correct ...

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Software execs group aims to grow

The Software Executives Group of Central and Western New York is kicking off its fifth year with a membership drive, hoping to bulk up the nearly 100-strong group of players in the local software industry. A membership directory is in ...

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Let’s not forget patients amid health care change

As anticipated, the current rate-setting system for inpatient hospital bills is being allowed to sunset by the state Legislature, albeit effective Jan. 1, 1997, instead of June 30 of this year as originally planned. This brief delay will allow both ...

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Attorney for Lloyd’s names sees little hope for suit

The lead attorney for plaintiffs in Rochester Lloyd’s of London investors’ state-court suit against the British insurance group says he holds out little hope for the action’s success. Six of 19 Rochester Lloyd’s investors, or “names,” remain signed on to ...

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Software execs group aims to grow

The Software Executives Group of Central and Western New York is kicking off its fifth year with a membership drive, hoping to bulk up the nearly 100-strong group of players in the local software industry. A membership directory is in ...

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Home-business resources

Local assistance –Micro Business Alliance of the Greater Rochester Area: Anne Kaplan at 256-1209 or Mary Malaszek at 442-9808 –Rural Opportunities Inc.: 546- 7180 Web sites –American Home Business Association: http://www.homebusiness. com. It includes information on the group, plus references ...

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Kate Bennett: Rochester Museum & Science Center

Kate Bennett has come home to Rochester in her new post as executive director of the Rochester Museum & Science Center. But that is not the reason Bennett took the job. Like most other undertakings in her life, it came ...

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For more information…

The following agencies and organizations give free advice on tax questions, including home-office deductions: Internal Revenue Service –Order Publication 587, “Business Use of Your Home,” by calling 800- 829-3676. Other helpful materials, including Publication 910, which lists available guides, can ...

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Non-Profit Report: Melita House

Melita House is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Rochester Regional Community. Daily decision and policy making is made by Melita House staff and the advisory board, and is implemented by staff members. The five-person board of trustees, ...

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