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— Jeff Stein
1 — Lawsuit revealed in fatal Commons crash
Truck driver, company in fatal crash at Simeon’s targeted in new lawsuit – The Cornell Barber Shop has sued the truck driver and trucking company involved in the fatal June 20 crash on the Commons. The Ithaca Voice
2 — Profile of the magic guy on Ithaca Commons
On quiet Ithaca street, magician labors 15 hours a day, 7 days a week – Magician William Metro almost blends into the quiet Ithaca street corner where you can find him seven days of the week into the wee hours of the morning. The Ithaca Voice
3 — An important report on the spread of local hogweed
Dangerous hogweed spreading in Tompkins – Giant hogweed has been identified at 79 locations in the Southern Tier. The Ithaca Journal
4 — Myrick touts new hospitality training program
5 reasons Mayor Myrick is excited for Ithaca’s new hospitality training program – It comes as the city has seen a boom in hotel construction.
The Ithaca Voice
5 — Praise for IPD in stopping local burglary
Gimme! Coffee thanks Ithaca police for thwarting burglary – The café on Cayuga Street was broken into last Thursday at 11:30 p.m. The Ithaca Voice
6 — Meanwhile, in outer space …
Mars rover — run in part by Cornell professor — sets off-Earth distance record – NASA’s Mars rover has officially driven farther than any other vehicle on the surface of another celestial body, according to space agency officials.
The Ithaca Voice
7 — Another run planned for Ithaca’s assemblywoman
Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton announces re-election bid – She has been a member of the assembly since 2002. The Ithaca Voice
8 — WHCU report outlines news at Ithaca airport
Ithaca’s airport still countering slow 2013, working to increase ridership – Slowly but surely, progress is being made at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, as the efforts to increase ridership continue. WHCU Radio
9 — The Cornell Sun has an exciting update about the Bhangra team
Cornell Bhangra to Perform on NBC’s America’s Got Talent – Cornell Bhangra will compete on NBC’s America’s Got Talent for a $1 million prize after winning a competition sponsored by The Today Show, anchors Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie announced Wednesday night.
The Cornell Daily Sun
10 — And TWC News looks at Stewart Park renovations
Stewart Park Renovations Unveiled in Ithaca – After decades of slow decline, the grass is looking a little greener at Ithaca’s Stewart Park. TWC News