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— Jeff Stein
1 — IHS principal considered for top post at another school
Is Ithaca High School’s principal leaving? – Ithaca High School Principal Jarett Powers is being considered as the superintendent for a school district in Cayuga County. The Ithaca Voice
2 — The Voice’s Owen Zhang covers a great art project in Ithaca
Colorful snails, sci-fi robots, and sunbathing sharks give Ithaca’s electrical boxes new power – Get to know the 21 boxes project. The Ithaca Voice
3 — The Ginsburg lawsuit is moving forward tomorrow
Father to argue that Cornell prized gorge views over students’ safety – “In every instance where design safety issues conflicted with aesthetic concerns, the safety concerns lost out,” the father says. The Ithaca Voice
4 — National TV appearance no sweat for Cornellians practicing Indian dance
Cornell Bhangra ready to compete on ‘America’s Got Talent’ – The students in Cornell Bhangra are used to competing in front of several hundred people. Tomorrow, they will perform for several million. Cornell University
5 — Terrible story of a parole officer who killed his wife and took police on a chase
Parole officer accused of killing wife commits suicide after chase through Cortland County – The chase stretched for more than 30 miles and reached speeds of over 100 miles an hour before the suspect, Robert Mroczek, was stopped in Cortlandville. The Ithaca Voice
6 — A local man touched woman on flight, police say
Ithaca man accused of groping sleeping woman during flight from Tokyo – Federal prosecutors say a New York man improperly touched a sleeping woman aboard a flight from Tokyo to New Jersey. Pix 11
7 —A nice event raised a good chunk of change, The Journal reports
Women Swimmin’ raises more than $355K – Each swimmer was required to raise at least $200. The Ithaca Journal
8 — Original court date for truck driver in fatal crash is pushed back
Court date postponed for Simeon’s truck driver – Court action on a ticket issued to the man who drove the tractor-trailer that crashed into Simeon’s on the Commons in June has been postponed. The Ithaca Voice
9 — Gwen Wilkinson on why a convicted embezzler didn’t get more time
DA asked for tougher sentence for woman at Cornell who stole $365K – Prosecutors requested a stiffer sentence for the Freeville woman who stole more than $365,000 than the one the judge ordered. The Ithaca Voice
10 — The Ithaca Times runs down local government happenings this week
This Week: Tompkins County Flush with Cash; Bomb-Sniffing K9s Sought at Cornell – A weekly rundown of agenda items coming before various municipal boards and committees throughout Tompkins County. Ithaca.com