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Critical condition

After a string of single-digit premium rate increases, Rochester’s insurers announced 10 percent hikes for 1999. This year brought no relief. Now, the news gets worse. In late October, Preferred Care said it would seek an average premium rate increase ...

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Xerox, it’s time to come home!

The following is an open letter to Paul Allaire, Xerox Corp. chairman and CEO, and Anne Mulcahy, president and chief operating officer. The local manufacturing community that made Rochester and Monroe County one of the great industrial areas in the ...

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Review the rules

In the waning days of the Carter administration, a flood of new regulations poured out of federal agencies. When Ronald Reagan took over the presidency, many of the agency officials who issued those regulations were replaced-but the new rules remained. ...

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Politics aside

Rochester-area business executives made no secret of their preferred outcome in this year’s U.S. Senate race in New York. Through the end of September, business contributions to Rep. Rick Lazio totaled nearly $400,000-more than 24 times the money his opponent, ...

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A better future for Vietnam and us

Sometime today, President Bill Clinton will speak to an audience of students and teachers at Hanoi National University. Government-controlled Vietnam Television plans to air the address live, which it has never done for any visiting head of state. Millions of ...

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The great divide

On Wednesday morning, as the outcome of this year’s presidential election appeared to hang on perhaps a few hundred votes in Florida, to describe the situation as unclear would be a vast understatement. But this much was obvious: At no ...

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The biotech chance

When it comes to centers of biotechnology, Rochester does not rank with regions such as the San Francisco Bay area and the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. None of the industry’s marquee companies-Genentech Inc., Amgen Inc. and the like-are ...

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The real promise of empowerment

After earning a degree in computer science, I spent seven years growing my company, Tailored Solutions, into the nation’s primary provider of law-school administrative software packages. Demand for these products grew exponentially–so much so that I received an offer for ...

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Bush\Gore vie to be nation’s BMOC

We’ve never met, but I first got to know George W. Bush and Al Gore when I was a college student. Does that claim baffle you? Let me explain. Presidential campaigns are dominated by personality much more than issues. I ...

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Where’s the company

In the future, Xerox Corp. chairman Paul Allaire told an interviewer, his company “won’t just sell copiers. It will sell innovative approaches for performing work and for enhancing productivity.” For Xerox, the problem is not what Mr. Allaire said-it’s when ...

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Letter to the Editor

Casino would liven Rochester Dear Editor: Your profile of Ed Hall (RBJ, Aug. 18, 2000) was of interest to me. Rochester is my hometown, although I have lived in Manhattan for most of my life. I still make many trips ...

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Ignorance can be a leadership virtue

OK, admittedly, it’s a stretch. What I really want to focus on is a leader’s willingness to admit ignorance. I’ve been fascinated lately by this paradox: If a leader admits to ignorance on a topic, respect for him or her ...

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Reversal of fortunes

Nothing like rubbing it in. A couple of weeks ago, this newspaper reported that Paychex Inc. had supplanted the Big Three-Eastman Kodak Co., Xerox Corp. and Bausch & Lomb Inc.-as Rochester’s most valuable company. With its stock price more than ...

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Letter to the Editor

Stop playing games on ferry Dear Editor: As a small child growing up in Rochester, I had the joy of traveling many times across Lake Ontario to Cobourg, Ontario, on the ferry. It brings back many great memories. I was ...

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Letters to the Editor

Nojay comments irresponsible Dear Editor: I am writing in response to your recent article “Fight over port could threaten fast ferry” (RBJ, Sept. 29, 2000) in order to offer some clarification on the fast ferry and Port of Rochester development ...

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