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Non-Profit Report: Rochester Family Resource Network

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Rochester Family Resource Network is a support arm for six family centers throughout Rochester. In 1994, the centers served more than 1,600 people. Family resource centers aim to stabilize and strengthen ...

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Get over that love/hate thing with Windows 95

Complete the following sentence. I think Windows 95 is: a) a technological tour de force; b) a great way to run Doom; c) pretty good when you can get it to run reliably; d) Windows? (Yawn.) So what? Macs have ...

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The Loop

Rochester’s latest courthouse gossip says the most dangerous place in the state of New York is between Attorney General Dennis Vacco and the camera. The D.C.-based law firm Howrey & Simon ran an enigmatic ad in this week’s Wall Street ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Veterans Outreach Center Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Veterans Outreach Center is a non-profit, community-based mental- health counseling and advocacy center for veterans of all eras and their families. Programs also are available for National Guard and Reserve members ...

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Retirement-plan assets wrapped in complex rules

Increasingly, one of the most significant assets you might own is your retirement plan account. However, complex rules regulate your access to these monies and make planning for these assets exceedingly complicated. In order to encourage retirement savings, Congress has ...

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Rules on religious accommodation challenged

Our employment laws impose many different duties on employers. They vary from one law to the next. A careful employer needs precise guidance tailored to each particular situation. The axiom that an employer has a legal duty to accommodate employees ...

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The Loop

Kodak scores in the Titles-That-Make-You-Think-Twice category with this winner: Director of minority/women supplier and dealer programs. Think about it. Best wishes for recovery to Kodak spokesman Paul Allen, who suffered a massive heart attack last Friday. He is scheduled for ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency is a non-profit health planning organization that serves the Finger Lakes region, including the counties of Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates. ...

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The Loop

Bausch & Lomb hosted its first public event last week at the beleaguered firm’s new home, holding a reception for High Technology of Rochester’s venture capital conference. Most people there were awed by the building’s Ayn Randesque grandeur, but not ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Literacy Volunteers of America-Rochester, N.Y., Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Literacy Volunteers of America-Rochester is an organization of trained volunteers dedicated to providing one-on-one or small-group tutoring to functionally illiterate adults or to people lacking English-language skills. The organization also works to ...

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Bring holiday cheer to computer-loving friends

What should you buy for that computer fanatic on your gift list? As our annual service to readers of this column, we have scoured the shelves, read the rags, and enlisted the evaluators to present new, interesting and useful products ...

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Sweeney’s victory spells brand-new day for labor

Last month’s AFL-CIO election made headlines when insurgent John Sweeney defeated incumbent President Tom Donahue in the federation’s first contested election in its 40- year history. Employers, who have become accustomed to having the upper hand for the last couple ...

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The Loop

Layoff rumors began spreading like wildfire this month at Fisons Corp., after the French firm Rhone Poulenc Rorer bought its parent company, Fisons PLC. Company officials say it’s too soon to know the impact on local employment. But top execs ...

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Non-Profit Report: Lifespan of Greater Rochester Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT Lifespan of Greater Rochester, formerly the Regional Council on Aging Inc., is a community agency dedicated to serving those people in the second half of life. Its mission–both present and future–concentrates on enhancing ...

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In uncertain market, target quality growth stocks

As I write this article on Oct. 19, the key question facing most investors is what to do with their money in the current stock market environment. I assume that you have some type of long-term plan and that your ...

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