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Health Care: Long-Term Care
The Age of Independence

From Pittsford to Brighton to Irondequoit to Greece, apartment communities for retirees are sprouting up everywhere. By the end of 1998, at least seven new complexes will open at a price tag of more than $250 million. Those are on ...

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Legalities shouldn’t bind
planning for elder care

Does your mother know you’re calling? That’s my first question when it’s the child calling. Establishing who is the client is an important ethical issue. In most instances, I consider the elder person to be my client. Why? It’s the ...

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Habitat women’s house is
more than four walls

Now in its 13th year, the local Habitat for Humanity has built 67 houses for people who ordinarily would not be able to purchase a home in Rochester. The women-only house generates a lot of enthusiasm among Habitat staff members. ...

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Anthony landmark ready to expand

Tucked away on a little-known city street sits one of the most famous homes in the history of the U.S. women’s rights movement. Officials at the Susan B. Anthony House expect the historic home to shed its obscurity as the ...

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Women in Business:
Diversity and feminism, why you can’t have one without the other

In a 1996 cover story titled “Women, Sex & Power,” Fortune magazine profiled seven “supersuccessful” businesswomen, describing them as: “Feminists in no standard way, they flaunt their femininity.” The implication, of course, is that to be a feminist and to ...

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Superstitious players field
range of whammy-busters

In a high-drama game that pits human skill against nature’s elements– demanding a high degree of precision, but also leaving a significant amount open to luck–one would think that golfers would have more faith in the greater powers that be. ...

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Golf: In the driver’s seat
Landing big tournaments takes persistence

Between them, Oak Hill Country Club and Locust Hill Country Club have hosted 27 major competitions. The 28th –the Rochester International, which brings members of the Ladies Professional Golf Association to Locust Hill– will be held June 16-20. What’s more, ...

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Golf style a fair way to
gauge business behavior

Bam! Bam! Bam! He bent the cart and, of course, broke the club. He looked, and acted, like a wacko–the kind of person you would avoid making eye contact with if you happened to be in the same elevator with ...

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Small, big businesses see security issues differently

Internet break-ins. Employee revenge. Human error. In today’s age of reliance on networked, integrated business systems, companies can suffer heavy losses and disruption of service when America Online goes down or a virus attacks. When small companies embrace the same ...

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Security:
Putting the lock on corporate security

You were out of the mainstream; it was something different,” says Thomas McDermott of his time as a corporate cop. Now a successful executive, McDermott, president and CEO of Goulds Pumps Inc., acknowledges that as a security officer who crossed ...

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Deferred compensation a
perk well paid for

First, there are the qualified compensation programs, which may or may not include some sort of employee contribution. These are the standard 401(k), profit-sharing and pension programs, all of which are protected by federal law and subject to regulation by ...

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Hey, here’s a case of beer

At the Sentry Group, employees are not allowed to have office parties on their birthdays. That’s because they’re not allowed to go to work. Each employee receives a personalized birthday card from the Brush family, wishing them happy returns and ...

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Employee Benefits/Insurance:
The long shadow of benefits

Employees’ benefits packages might be a point of fact on the negotiations table during merger or acqui-sition talks. Then again, they could become the factor that decides whether one company acquires another–or even considers the deal in the first place, ...

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Diverse collections let them
indulge creatively

With ceramic molds of the human head and framed lithographs of famous profiles, Grant Romer’s office could be mistaken for that of a brain surgeon or psychologist. But those artifacts, in the lower level of the George Eastman House, are ...

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Boating enthusiasts make waves
in local region

With a Great Lake, picturesque and protected bays, the Finger Lakes and the Genesee River among the area’s watery attractions, boating and related activities make a big splash in the local economy and recreation scene. Each year boaters buy gas, ...

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