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The Loop

In the public battle for consumer hearts, it’s hard to say whether Rochester Tel or its CWA union workers are gaining ground–certainly neither are taking the high road. The union blitzed radio and TV with ads featuring a bumbling contract ...

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Finessing Internet files just a click or two away

Bookstore, software bazaar, government forms-and-information center: The Internet is a valuable resource for business and home, a virtual library. You can find classic literature, software programs that soon will hit the market, and promotional film clips for next week’s “Star ...

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The Loop

Can’t we all just get along? In today’s telecom market, apparently not. After months of bickering, Rochester Tel and AT&T seemed ready to kiss and make up. Last month, the local phone company went as far as alerting media about ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Anthony L. Jordan Health Center

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Anthony L. Jordan Health Center provides primary and preventive health care, specifically to low-income and medically underserved areas such as central northeast Rochester, with a major focus on health education and ...

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The stakes are high in Frontier battle

On President’s Day, 700 noisy union members and their supporters crowded into Washington Square Park and raised their fists at the executives gazing down from the upper floors of Frontier Corp.’s headquarters. This sharply defined image of the current gap ...

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Non-profits represent an industry in themselves

This week marks the debut of a monthly column exploring the business of non-profits, their roles in the community, and the issues and challenges they face. Charitable work requires as expert handling as any business that I know of.” So ...

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The Loop

William Waltrip, interim CEO, and William Carpenter, president and COO, may have taken the helm of Bausch & Lomb from Daniel Gill. But they have not taken on all of Gill’s ways, company observers note. Waltrip and Carpenter are frequent ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County Inc. provides legal advice and representation to low-income county residents with non-criminal legal problems. Legal help is provided by some 900 private attorneys who ...

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The hidden agenda of the flat tax is revolutionary

How do you feel about the flat tax? Wait! Let me predict your answer. As an individual, you are in favor of the flat tax if you think your taxes will go down. You are against it if you think ...

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Revisiting inflation or recession: Pick your poison

There has been a debate going on for some time in the investment community about exactly what it will be that will bring the current five-year bull market to an end. Alternative No. 1 is a rekindling of inflation. The ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Mt. Hope Family Center

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Mt. Hope Family Center tries to help troubled families overcome their difficulties and give guidance in raising emotionally healthy children. In 1979, the center started as a preschool program for children ...

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For best results, training and development must be linked

I often am asked by a client or potential client to come in and do a training program or some team building. My first questions are always: Why? For what purpose? What results should the client be able to produce ...

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Rulings interpret ADA
to include transportation

Recent court decisions may lead employers to believe that the Americans with Disabilities Act has become a transportation statute. Last October, the 2nd Circuit Court, New York, held that the Legal Aid Society may be required to provide a disabled ...

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The Loop

The union and Rochester Tel continue contract negotiations behind closed doors, but the nature of these talks leaks out in taped phone messages (read “propaganda”) both groups make daily to update their employees and members. In a Saturday message on ...

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“We Do the Work” brings the worker to television

Television would seem to have it all these days. Cable offers us 24-hour news, financial news, music videos for every taste and non-stop coverage of every sport known to the human race. Entire channels are dedicated to categories like comedy, ...

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