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— Jeff Stein
1 — A major update in the incident involving the unarmed teens
Ithaca police review says sgt. was justified, not racially biased in pulling gun – Sgt. John Norman was cleared of at least two major accusations leveled against him. The Ithaca Voice
2 — It came with a slew of proposed changes by Ithaca’s mayor
Mayor Myrick proposes 7 major reforms for Ithaca Police Department – Mayor Svante Myrick announced seven major proposed reforms for the Ithaca Police Department. The Ithaca Voice
3 — We took a look at an exciting upcoming fall music scene
7 reasons Ithaca music lovers will gladly go broke this fall – Sure, money’s cool, but live music is way cooler. The Ithaca Voice
4 — Body found on lake ID’ed
Body found on shore of Cayuga Lake identified; autopsy suggests accidental drowning – The body found on the western shore of Cayuga Lake this weekend has been identified as 54-year-old Douglas W. Laughlin. The Ithaca Voice
5 — Amid Ferguson unrest, a Cornell prof’s frank talk with son
‘No one out there values my son’s life:’ Cornell prof details having ‘The Talk’ with son – Cornell’s Edward Baptist, a white history professor, has published a column detailing a conversation with his son — who is African-American — about how to encounter the police. The Ithaca Voice
6 — The Sun covers President David Skorton’s speech to fresh arrivals
At Convocation, President David Skorton Addresses New Students – “Today is the most optimistic day of the year because with your arrival the University is renewed.” The Cornell Daily Sun
7 —Uh-oh: Sewer line backup at the state fair. Syracuse.com has the details
Sewer line backup at New York State Fair temporarily shuts down a block of food stands – A sewer line backup at the New York State Fair temporarily shut down a block of food stands Monday evening. Syracuse.com
8 — B. Crandall does what he does better than anyone: Cover Ithaca architecture
Updates on 5 Ithaca developments, from Cornell to the inlet to downtown – A bunch of updated renderings are in the news this week. The Ithaca Voice
9 — The Journal covers a Tompkins County ice bucket event
Lansing’s Crossroads Bar and Grille Chills for ALS – Challenged by the Lansing Market, the staff and patrons of the Crossroads Bar and Grille in Lansing took on the ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge Monday afternoon. The Ithaca Journal
10 — And WHCU follows up on the e-cigarette discussion
Health Report: Tompkins consider e-cigarette ban; Cornell researcher questions effectiveness – Tompkins County’s Board of Health has recommended that county lawmakers pass a ban on e-cigarettes in workplaces, restaurants and public areas. WHCU Radio