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Nazareth Schools president to retire

Sister Ann Collins is retiring as president and CEO of the Nazareth Schools Dec. 31 after 22 years of service as principal of Nazareth Academy and founding president of Nazareth Schools. Sister Patricia Carroll is slated to replace Collins beginning ...

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Nazareth Schools president to retire

Sister Ann Collins is retiring as president and CEO of the Nazareth Schools Dec. 31 after 22 years of service as principal of Nazareth Academy and founding president of Nazareth Schools.

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Crude prices flat despite conflict in Mideast

Crude prices spiked as much as 7 percent in early trading with analysts expecting light volume during the final three days of 2008, AP reported. Light, sweet crude for February delivery rose 31 cents to $38.02 a barrel on the ...

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Stock market stumbles Monday

Wall Street saw the major indices fall Monday after the proposed joint venture between Kuwait and Dow Chemical fell through. Preliminary numbers at 2:30 p.m. showed the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 114 points, or 1.3 percent, at 8,401.09. ...

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Casa Larga champagne rated

Fiori Blanc de Blanc Champagne, produced by Casa Larga Vineyards Inc. in Fairport, received a rating of 85 points from Wine Spectator magazine during a champagne review for the Dec. 31 issue. The magazines’ review reads: “This sparkler has a ...

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Delphi suspends work at Chinese factory

U.S. car parts maker Delphi Corp. has suspended work at a factory in Suzhou, China, due to shrinking demand, AP reported. The factory west of Shanghai in the city of Suzhou makes compressors for General Motors Corp. Delphi employs roughly ...

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Farmington project honored by APWA group

The town of Farmington’s wastewater treatment facility received the project of the year award in the environmental projects category from the Genesee Valley Branch of the American Public Works Association, town officials announced.

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Schumer: $5 billion in aid coming for N.Y.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said in a statement that New York State could receive at least $5 billion in direct aid from President-elect Barack Obama’s planned stimulus package, Reuters reported. Schumer said the package is expected to include $80 billion ...

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Bush administration calls for end to Mideast violence

White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said Hamas organization had chosen not to renew a six-month cease-fire agreement arranged by Egypt, AP reported. The Bush administration called for an end to the recent flare-up of violence in the Middle East, and ...

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Flying high after initial struggles

To say Paul Hyland took a risk in starting Mercy Flight Central Inc. in 1991 is not entirely accurate. There was little uncertainty about the future the non-profit organization would face-it was something of a sure-fire failure, he says. Long ...

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RBJ Daily

This is a recap of news reported first on the Rochester Business Journal’s Web site. To receive the Daily Report e-mail, go to rbjdaily.com/dailyform.htm. Simon School reappoints Zupan as dean The University of Rochester’s Simon Graduate School of Business has ...

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Odd news of the week

Fire officials in New Bedford, Mass., say a man using a blowtorch to melt ice on his porch set his house on fire, AP reported. The fire caused up to $30,000 in damage. The man was using a torch hooked ...

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Time Out

AFRICAN INSPIRATION You’ve heard of Kwanzaa. But do you really know what the holiday celebrates? Kwanzaa principles stem from the African philosophy of Kawaida. The seven principles of the African-American holiday are unity in family, community, nation and race; self ...

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Magic carpet ride from Isfahan ends in Victor

Iran native Reza Nejad Sattari’s connections to Oriental rugs go back to Isfahan, the Iranian province noted as a carpet-weaving center since the days of the Persian empire, but he did not start selling Oriental carpets until after he emigrated ...

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