Local Family on “American Pickers”

Dennis and Mary Frances Westfall of Hilton, NY were on a segment of the History Channel show American Pickers. On the show it looks as if the hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz just happened on the Westfall family. In fact, the Westfall family was contacted by the producers of the show in advance. The …

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Kodak News; Jan. 21 – 26

The Official Kodak Retiree Committee that was formed by the Bankruptcy court announced that they have sold off their unsecured debt. The Bankruptcy Court awarded the committee $650 million, a few months ago. Now the Committee sold that for $70 million cash. That is only about 11% of what was awarded. The unsecured loan would …

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Kodak News; Jan. 14 – 19

Last week Kodak and JK Imaging announced an agreement in which JT would be manufacturing cameras and putting the Kodak name on them through an licensing agreement. This week JK Imaging showed one of the new cameras. The Kodak Propix S1 will be a mirrorless camera that is based on the Micro Four Thirds standard …

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Neanderthal DNA

This week on the PBS series, “NOVA” the episode was Decoding Neanderthals about the people that were early settlers to Europe. The Neanderthals used to be thought of as primitive cave-men. Research over the last few years has proven that the Neanderthals were smarter than we thought. Within the last few years scientists have been …

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Kodak News; Jan. 7 – 11

History in the making… On Monday, Kodak and JK Imaging, Ltd. announced that they have entered into an agreement for JK Imaging to license the Kodak brand name for some consumer products, including digital cameras, pocket video cameras, and portable projectors. JK Imaging plans to launch its first products in the second quarter of 2013. …

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Talk on Rochester in WWII

This Tuesday, Greece Historical Society presents Rochester in World War II, by Bob Marcotte Rochester industry was completely transformed to supply the military during World War II. Companies had to completely retool to meet demanding specifications for weapons and other material. Moreover, as men went into the armed services, women were hired for the assembly …

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Kodak News; Dec. 31 – Jan. 4

History in the making… This week in bankruptcy court, Kyocera Corp. filed a complaint against Kodak for allegedly infringing on more than a dozen U.S. patents with its printers and digital cameras. Kyocera is seeking a jury trial and unspecified damages from Kodak. On Jan 6 & 7 in Las Vegas there will be the …

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