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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 1 Premier Professionals Chapter of Business Network International Meeting—Free—7 – 8:30 a.m.—Hawthorne’s Restaurant, 3500 East Ave.—Visitors are welcome—Also offered Sept. 8—Call Sue Cook at (315) 986-2444 for additional information. The Green Drivers Chapter of Business Network International Meeting—Free—7 ...

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Eastman Place to be renamed

The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music plans to rename Eastman Place the Miller Center after alumnus Mitch Miller’s parents Abram and Hinda Miller.

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$624K grant to aid student research

Monroe Community College and Rochester Institute of Technology have received a $624,386 grant from the National Institutes of Health to prepare minority students for biomedical research careers.

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July construction down from 2003

July contracts for future construction in the Rochester area decreased 39 percent from last year, from $121.8 million to $73.9 million, the Dodge Analytics unit of McGraw-Hill Construction reported Thursday.

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High-tech exec joins Spectracom

Elizabeth Withers, a former executive with San Jose, Calif.-based Symmetricom Inc. is the new president and CEO of Spectracom Corp. in Henrietta.

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July construction down from 2003

July contracts for future construction in the Rochester area decreased 39 percent from last year, from $121.8 million to $73.9 million, the Dodge Analytics unit of McGraw-Hill Construction reported Thursday. Non-residential contracts decreased 64 percent, from $71.8 million to $26 ...

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High-tech exec joins Spectracom

A former executive with San Jose, Calif.-based Symmetricom Inc. is the new president and CEO of Spectracom Corp. in Henrietta, representatives of Trillium Group LLC said Thursday. Elizabeth Withers joined Spectracom Aug. 2 after a nationwide search by Trillium and ...

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$624K grant to aid student research

Monroe Community College and Rochester Institute of Technology have received a $624,386 grant from the National Institutes of Health to prepare minority students for biomedical research careers. The funds will be used for the Rochester Biomedical Experience, a program of ...

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Top Shiite cleric seeks to end battle in Najaf

Iraq’s top Shiite cleric returned to Najaf on Thursday in hopes of using the power of his popularity to bring an end to fighting in the holy city, AP reported. U.S. forces called a ceasefire, but some 95 people were ...

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Federal judge rules abortion ban unconstitutional

In a highly anticipated ruling, a federal judge found the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act unconstitutional Thursday because it does not include a health exception. U.S. District Judge Richard Casey in Manhattan said the Supreme Court has made it clear that ...

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Census Bureau reports more poor, uninsured

The number of Americans living in poverty increased by 1.3 million last year, while the ranks of the uninsured swelled by 1.4 million, the Census Bureau reported Thursday. It was the third straight annual increase, AP reported. Some 35.8 million ...

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Men’s basketball team tops Spain; women’s soccer squad goes for gold

The U.S. men’s basketball team finally started hitting its jump shots and beat previously undefeated Spain 102-94 in the quarterfinals Thursday. The U.S. women’s soccer team—led by Pittsford’s Abby Wambach—was playing this afternoon in the gold medal game against Brazil. ...

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Eastman Place to be renamed

The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music plans to rename Eastman Place the Miller Center. The building at 25 Gibbs St., which houses Eastman School administrative offices, the Sibley Music Library and the restaurant Max of Eastman Place, is ...

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One star stands out as female athlete of the year

OK, so who will be the 2004 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year? Let’s say you have the only vote that counts—all the others got lost in the mail or something. Whom would you pick? It’s up to you ...

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