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Union of computer, telephone
is no small thing

Computers and telephones. Phones and computers. Both a vital part of any business. You have to have them, and hooking them together can have many benefits. This column is the first of a series about the marriage of computer and ...

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Telecom discounts available
to schools, libraries

Advanced telecommunications services at a cheap price can be coming to a school or library near you. If you are active in a school board, school district, or are just a parent who wants his or her kids to keep ...

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Recycling gives new life
to PCs past their prime

Indeed, experts say computer recycling is mushrooming. Marlene Archer–director of New Visions, a Massachusetts-based non- profit organization dedicated to bringing technology to all segments of society–says in the past year the number of computer recyclers nationwide has jumped from “about ...

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Expansion project wires
libary for digital future

The visual differences between the Rundel Memorial Building and the new Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building across South Avenue are striking. The former wears an aura of gravity from the weight of its stone and the maturity of its ...

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Information Technology:
Institute at RIT gains renown for image-preservation work

A local group of researchers is making it possible for people around the world to view historical images –from the San Francisco earthquake to photographs taken during the Great Depression–and documents previously available for viewing only by visiting the nation’s ...

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Three-County Focus: Livingston, Ontario & Wayne
Focused growth helps fortify local economies

For economic-development officials in Ontario, Livingston and Wayne counties, the challenge is the same: helping their communities to thrive no matter which way the national economic winds blow. These counties are not impervious to broader economic trends and they cannot ...

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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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As systems transforms, so,
too, will our use of it

Our institutional long-term-care system is undergoing a metamorphosis, but like the transformation of the caterpillar into the butterfly it is proceeding outside of most people’s view. The entry of new forms of assistive-living facilities and the development of subacute care ...

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Many sources of assistance
available to caregivers

“They usually call when they can’t handle it anymore,” says Mary Rose McBride, an administrator for Eldersource Care Management Services, a joint venture of Lifespan of Greater Rochester Inc. and Catholic Family Center. It is easy to sink in the ...

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Health care researchers
delve into imaginations

In the early 1970s, community leaders in San Francisco’s Chinatown were looking for ways to care for its poor, older immigrant population without using nursing homes. Based on the concept of a British day hospital, On Lok, a freestanding community ...

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Short-term rehab is
yielding long-term results

Take Katherine Egan, for example. On a trip to Israel in 1992, the octogenarian had an emergency hip replacement in Tel Aviv after she slipped off a curb and damaged her hip. Eleven days later, she flew home and entered ...

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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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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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