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Clearing the air

On Nov. 7, the state’s voters issued their verdict on “Chauffeurgate.” Fortunately, it was not the last word. That occurred Dec. 22 when Comptroller Alan Hevesi entered an Albany courthouse and pleaded guilty to defrauding the state government. Mr. Hevesi’s ...

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Can I think of one good reason to stay? Yes

Local officials like to brag that Rochester leads the nation in per-capita exports, but what might be most pertinent these days is the rate at which this community has been exporting one of its most valuable assets: young people. This ...

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Development centers provide benefit of experience to firms

Jan Pisanczyn is a realist. Although he is appreciative of past employment growth at the area’s traditional Big Three firms, Pisanczyn does not expect these companies to continue to lead job creation. “The reality is the majority of new jobs ...

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Employers need to understand risks posed by blogs

Be honest now: How familiar are you with blogging? Specifically, do you know how to protect your business from being damaged by something that appears on the blog of an employee or ex-employee? And, should you find something that you ...

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Unspoken resistance can cause failure of a sale

In any closely held business, the decision to sell the company or buy out a partner must be made with a keen eye to the various parties’ motivations-particularly the unspoken ones. Before you commit to the sale process, be very ...

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Preperations is key to private-equity transactions

Thomas Edison said genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. Change the last word to “preparation,” and he might have been describing the formula for a successful private-equity investment deal. Advance reflection on three primary components of the ...

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Time Out: A cure for the common c-c-c-cold

The calendar says winter is here-and the snow and cold are bound to settle in sooner or later. If you’re plotting an escape, consider Miami: A five-hour flight will transport you to sweet tropical breezes and warm sand between your ...

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Upcoming events

Jan. 2 FedEx Orange Bowl 2007 National Championship Jan. 5 – 8 Art Miami 2007 Jan. 11 – 14 Miami Improv Comedy Festival Jan. 11 – 15 The Original Miami Beach Antique Show Jan. 12 – 14 30th Art Deco ...

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Time Out: Secrets of the past, uncovered

Paleontologist Nate Murphy found a two-ton dinosaur’s unusually intact remains in the northern Montana Badlands almost seven years ago. Since then, he and many colleagues-including local Eastman Kodak Co. employees-have worked like crime-scene detectives, sleuthing for clues about how this ...

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Leo’s life

Paleontologist Nate Murphy presents “Dinosaur Resurrection: The Leonardo Project-A Case Study in Dinosaur CSI,” as part of Rochester Museum & Science Center’s 2007 Richard C. Shultz Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. RMSC Eisenhart Auditorium, 657 East Ave., ...

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Time Out: Bringing 1850’s Rochester to the screen

Listening to a melancholy Stephen Foster song one day, Gerry Szymanski caught a vibe of what America was like in the decade before the Civil War. The next thing he knew, he’d made a movie about it. Romantic, dreamy and ...

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Time Out: The shape of communities to come

People who want to make a difference in their communities do so in lots of ways-volunteering in the schools, raising funds for local charities and the like. If they have an eye for the built environment, they might become involved ...

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Got an idea?

Professional architects and planners will brainstorm a new direction for downtown at Midtown Plaza Jan. 19-21. Public input on their design concepts will be sought. Check the Rochester Regional Community Design Center Web site, www.rrcdc.org, for ways to get involved. ...

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Time Out: A classic? ‘just pretty’ for now

Former model Tricia Bonosky, 53, of Perinton, sighted her first Vera Bradley ensemble while on a business trip to New York City some eight years ago. Alexa Schwartzbeck, 31, a senior software engineer for Thomson West, experienced initial twinges of ...

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Where’s Vera?

A Different Point of View 2920 Monroe Ave., Pittsford Crabtree & Evelyn and Jenss Decor EastView Mall, 7979 Pittsford-Victor Road (Route 96), Victor The Glue Factory, 3252 Union St., North Chili Parkleigh, 215 Park Ave., Rochester Red Bird Tea Shoppe, ...

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