Daily Archives: September 2, 2004

Big retailers report modest sales

Sales at the nation’s leading retailers proved modest for the August back-to-school shopping season. Among those with local operations, retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported its weakest month since December 2000.

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Area firm opens Microtel in Olean

Pittsford-based Indus Cos. has opened its fourth Microtel Inn and Suites franchise, this one at 3234 Route 417 in Olean.

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Infotonics center, Boston firm link

The Infotonics Technology Center Inc. will collaborate with Boston-based firm IntelliSense Software Corp., to provide customers with micro-electro-mechanical systems solutions.

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American Fiber Systems buys Ga. firm

American Fiber Systems Inc. has completed the acquisition of Marietta FiberNet, a municipally owned fiber company in Georgia. The purchase nearly doubles AFS’ fiber route miles to 440.

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NCAA lacks common sense in Williams decision

Anyone who was surprised that the NCAA—aka the No Clue Athletic Association—ruled Southern Cal wide receiver Mike Williams ineligible for the 2004 season probably believes in the tooth fairy as well. I’ll refresh your memory: Back in April, Williams, after ...

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More than 1 million Floridians told to evacuate

Authorities told more than 1 million Floridians threatened by Hurricane Frances to evacuate Thursday, as the state braced for what could be its mightiest storm in a decade. A hurricane warning covered much of the state’s eastern coast. With its ...

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Militants release some hostages in Russia

Militants holding hundreds of hostages at a school in southern Russia released at least 31 women and children Thursday, and officials expressed hope that negotiations would bring more progress in the standoff, AP reported. The developments came after a night ...

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Activists arrested at protest in Grand Central Station

Some 200 activists swarmed into New York’s Grand Central Station on Thursday, hung banners and chanted “Fight AIDS, not war” on the day President George Bush accepts the Republican nomination. Reuters reported that police officers arrested about a dozen people ...

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Jets QB gets $64 million contract extension

New York Jets quarterback Chad Pennington has agreed to a $64 million, seven-year contract extension. A source told AP that Pennington will average $9.2 million a year and receive the second-largest amount of up-front money, behind only Indianapolis quarterback Peyton ...

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American Fiber Systems buys Ga. firm

American Fiber Systems Inc. has completed the acquisition of Marietta FiberNet, a municipally owned fiber company in Georgia. AFS purchased MFN for a gross sale price of $11.2 million. After subtracting working capital and other accounts, AFS paid $8 million ...

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Infotonics center, Boston firm link

The Infotonics Technology Center Inc. will collaborate with Boston-based firm IntelliSense Software Corp., to provide customers with micro-electro-mechanical systems solutions. IntelliSense will function as the main design house for the Infotonics Center. The company will use the Canandaigua center as ...

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Area firm opens Microtel in Olean

Pittsford-based Indus Cos. has opened its fourth Microtel Inn and Suites franchise, this one at 3234 Route 417 in Olean. The company owns Microtels in Victor, Wellsville and Springville. It oversees 37 restaurants and hotels that are open or under ...

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Big retailers report modest sales

Sales at the nation’s leading retailers proved modest for the August back-to-school shopping season. Among those with local operations, retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported its weakest month since December 2000. The company had anticipated a 2 percent to 4 ...

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