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Loop Central is closed for the holidays. Write, e-mail or call Mary Morgan at 546-8303 with tips, rumors, inside information or strange tales for The Loop.

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Non-Profit Report:
Kids Adjusting Through Support Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Kids Adjusting Through Support Inc. (KATS) helps children and their families cope with loss, serious illness or death by intervening with a group support and education process. KATS operates on the belief ...

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Holidays offer invitation to reflect on one’s values

But whose house is that? Most of us go home in the early evening–right up to the five-day break–to a cold, dark house just in time to fix dinner and then get ready for the next day, which starts about ...

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Rick Dollinger is getting a jump on the gift-return season, which officially begins after Christmas. The Rochester state senator is returning his free disposable camera, a gift to all Time magazine subscribers in this area as part of a national ...

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Surveying the international
scene at year’s end

For my last article this year, I wanted to discuss briefly a couple of items, and again invite your comments on them. Quebec referendum post-mortem It was an extremely close vote (50.6 percent “no,” 49.4 percent “yes”) and Quebec premier ...

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FTC to review “Made in
U.S.A.” content standard

As the holidays approach, fully stocked store shelves display products competing for the eyes and dollars of eager shoppers. Some products bear red, white and blue “Made in U.S.A.” stickers designed to boost sales based on consumers’ patriotism or beliefs ...

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Poor Dan Gill. First Business Week, then Wall Street, then his own board of directors. He didn’t even get to hang his hat in B&L’s new digs. Could lagging construction of the firm’s executive suite have foreshadowed his ouster this ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation Inc. is a non-profit corporation that facilitates the provision of safe, decent and affordable housing for low- to moderate-income individuals and families in order to promote ...

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Reject breaks for wealthy,
boost minimum wage

The good news about last month’s federal government shutdown is that we now have a much better idea of what Congress has in mind for our future. The bad news is that if you’re not rich, you don’t have much ...

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Estate-tax relief proposal
contains good, bad news

As this column is being written, the final shape of any 1995 tax legislation has yet to be determined. While the House and Senate have agreed on an approach, the fate of significant tax changes continues to be tied up ...

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The Loop

Read all about the man behind the X in the December edition of Direct, a trade pub for direct marketers. Here’s what Len Vickers–the Xerox exec who came up with its digitized X logo and image as The Document Company–has ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Mary Cariola Children’s Center

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Mary Cariola Children’s Center is dedicated to excellence in family-centered educational, residential, therapeutic and community support services for children with developmental delays and special needs. In 1944, when Cariola was ready ...

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Heard on the street: Ron Bittner recently was spotted in Washington, D.C. in the company of a real estate agent. Rumor has it the Frontier chairman is house-hunting there. The firm continues to deny reports that a move of its ...

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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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