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— Jeff Stein
1 — Parents speak out after police pull gun on sons
Mothers say Ithaca police sergeant should not have pulled gun on their teenage sons – Four friends were riding their bicycles to Short Stop Deli on a recent summer’s night when they noticed they were being followed… The Ithaca Voice
2 — Riding on elephants, sleeping in the jungle … inside the long journey to Ithaca
How Ithaca woman, then a child, escaped deadly Burmese upheaval of 1980s – The daughter of a Burmese freedom-fighter, May and her family escaped from the chaos, political upheaval and killings that gripped the southeast Asian country in the late 1980s. The Ithaca Voice
3 — Frustrations mount as more Ithaca businesses are targeted by burglars
Purity Ice Cream, Subway latest hit in round of break-ins at Ithaca businesses – At least 12 businesses have now been hit. The Ithaca Voice
4 — Though one would-be burglar was arrested after a failed break-in attempt
Ithaca police find man hiding in bushes after break-in attempt – Police were called to John’s Convenience Store, at 333 West State St., around 1:03 a.m. Monday for an alarm activation. The Ithaca Voice
5 — And law enforcement also did a great job at the jail
Deputies’ quick thinking saved life of Tompkins County inmate – The sheriff’s deputies were honored Monday with the Officer of the Month Award from the Kiwanis Club. The Ithaca Voice
6 — New cops were added to the IPD
3 Ithaca police officers are sworn in during City Hall ceremony – Mayor Svante Myrick and Police Chief John Barber welcomed the officers in front of friends. The Ithaca Voice
7 — The Journal writes a preview for the fall sports season
Summer comes to ‘end’ for fall sports athletes in area – Dryden High has a new football coach, but he’s a stranger to neither the school nor the program. The Ithaca Journal
8 — Could Tompkins County ban e-cigarettes?
This Week: Tompkins Says No to E-Cigs; Land Deal with Parks Could Net County $19K – On the table is an amendment to a 2003 local law that bans cigarette use in places of employment, restaurants and bars. The Ithaca Times
9 — Inside Dryden’s fight against national oil giants
Opinion column: How Dryden neighbors turned the tables on national oil giants – Written by the environmentalists at EarthJustice. The Ithaca Voice
10 — Ithaca’s Dustin Brown involved in ice bucket challenge
Kings’ Dustin Brown gets back at Rangers fan (a FedEx delivery guy) on Twitter – Kings captain Dustin Brown basically just said, “Scoreboard” as a comeback to a Rangers fan who wrote something on a package delivered to him recently. NJ.com