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Daily Archives: January 12, 2006

OSHA fines Ferguson-Hall for fall

Local contractor Ferguson-Hall Co. Inc. faces a $70,000 federal fine related to an accident in which a 21-year old construction worker died at the University of Rochester last year.

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Wegman makes $8 million donation to St. John Fisher

Robert Wegman, chairman of Wegmans Food Markets Inc., has given $8 million to St. John Fisher College. The largest donation in the school’s history will be used to fund a nursing school.

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Jean Howard wins Athena Award

Jean Howard, retired executive director of Wilson Commencement Park and chief of staff of the city of Rochester, today was named recipient of the 2006 Athena Award.

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Ultralife stock spikes 23 percent

Shares of Ultralife Batteries Inc. soared nearly 23 percent Thursday after the company reported another contract and learned that a new battery had passed Department of Defense testing.

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Rebounding mall to receive $200K

Federal funds are expected to help pay for some $480,000 in refurbishment costs at Medley Centre, the former Irondequoit Mall.

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TUESDAY, JAN. 17 Cliffhangers Chapter of Business Network International Meeting—Free—7 – 8:30 a.m.—290 Woodcliff Drive, Perinton—Also offered Jan. 24—Call Sue Cook at (315) 986-2444 for additional information. Early Edition Business Professionals Networking Group—Free—7:30 a.m.—Bagel Bin Cafe, 2600 Elmwood Ave.—Also offered ...

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The “comma-but crowd” is skeptical, but all wet

No sooner had University of Texas quarterback Vince Young declared himself eligible for the 2006 NFL draft than the eyebrows raised and you could hear the “hmmms” coming from everywhere. Never mind that Young not only had a fabulous regular ...

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U.S. trade deficit improves

The U.S. trade deficit improved slightly in November and was the third highest on record as imports of foreign cars hit an all-time high and the country’s foreign oil bill remained near record levels, AP reported. The politically sensitive deficit ...

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U.S. posts budget surplus in December

The federal government posted the first budget surplus for December in three years as corporate tax payments hit an all-time high, helping offset a record level for spending, the Treasury Department reported Thursday, AP reported. The department said in its ...

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U.S., European powers look to U.N. Security Council on Iran

The United States and the European Union’s three biggest powers said on Thursday talks with Iran had reached a dead end and agreed the country should be brought before the U.N. Security Council over its nuclear program, Reuters reported. Accusing ...

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USC’s Bush decides to head to the NFL

Reggie Bush is skipping his senior season at Southern California to enter the NFL draft. The Heisman Trophy winner made the expected announcement Thursday, a day after teammate LenDale White made his decision to leave early and turn pro, AP ...

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Rebounding mall to receive $200K

Federal funds are expected to help pay for some $480,000 in refurbishment costs at the former Irondequoit Mall. Rep. James Walsh, R-Syracuse, today said he has secured $200,000 in federal appropriations legislation to advance Medley Centre’s revitalization. The 800,000-square-foot mall ...

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Ultralife stock spikes 23 percent

Shares of Ultralife Batteries Inc. soared nearly 23 percent Thursday after the company reported a new contract and was notified by the U.S. Department of Defense that a new battery successfully completed testing. Ultralife stock (NYSE:ULBI) was trading midday at ...

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Jean Howard wins Athena Award

Jean Howard, retired executive director of Wilson Commencement Park and chief of staff of the city of Rochester, today was named recipient of the 2006 Athena Award. Howard was honored Thursday at a luncheon at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. ...

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Wegman makes $8 million donation to St. John Fisher

Robert Wegman, chairman of Wegmans Food Markets Inc., has given $8 million to St. John Fisher College. The largest donation in the school’s history will be used to fund a nursing school. The Wegmans School of Nursing will have its ...

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