– The City of Rochester has thousands of unpaid bills…because no one checked the inbox. The Democrat and Chronicle’s Brian Sharp continues his great coverage of the city’s computer “upgrade” that turned into a nightmare:
“One of the things that sort of disturbs me about the whole (computer system) thing is now we are getting involved in kind of finger pointing,” (Councilwoman Carolee) Conklin said in an interview. “And, God, I don’t care about who made the original mistake. We have got to get together on this.”
Among the upset vendors was Verizon, she said, which threatened to shut off city-issue cellphones.
– Rochester has a community of “junkers.” The Democrat and Chronicle’s John Hand takes us into the world of metal scrappers and the “pile.”
– Did your boss make you sign a form confirming your salary? Mine did. Here’s why.
– There’s no rust in Rochester. A University of Rochester professor writes in the New York Times about why Kodak didn’t kill us.
– Why the heck is Fujifilm excited about a new drug for Azheimer’s Disease? Because the company is on an acquisition binge.
– An Associated Press article joins the few media outlets strongly making a case for conversion disorder in the LeRoy girls:
Experts elsewhere have looked on curiously at the Le Roy story. One piece of footage prompted laughter this week among a group of physicians. They were watching a BBC report on the cases, which showed one girl with a jerking arm that suddenly became very controlled as she applied eyeliner and then jerked around again when she was done.
“It’s almost impossible to conceive of a true neurological disorder that can allow for that complexity of switching back and forth,” said Dr. Jose Maldonado, chief of psychosomatic medicine at Stanford University, who mentioned the group’s reaction. “It also looks very purposeful. I’m not saying she’s making it up. I’m just saying that it doesn’t look neurological.”