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— Jeff Stein
1 — Terrible news out of Rochester
Slain Rochester police officer identified as father, husband – Killed in the line of duty. The Ithaca Voice
2 — We spoke with “Lou” the hot dog guy about his frustration with the Commons
Amid construction, Commons hot dog vendor asks for old spot back – Louis “Lou” Cassaniti wheeled out his equipment Wednesday morning for another day of grilling. The Ithaca Voice
3 — Ithaca’s cops are getting the SWAT gear they’ve requested
After protests, deliberation, Common Council approves SWAT grant – The Ithaca Common Council voted Wednesday night to allow the Ithaca Police Department to accept a $100k grant from the Department of Homeland Security. The Ithaca Voice 4 — Rape case at Cornell leads to judicial referral
Police say alleged rapist referred to Cornell admins; no arrest – Cornell police have referred an alleged perpetrator in a rape complaint to the campus judicial system, Deputy Chief Dave Honan confirmed Thursday. The Ithaca Voice 5 — The Journal breaks a story about a Cornell lax player’s arrest
Cornell lacrosse player accused of assault in Dallas – Domenic R. Massimilian, of Dallas, Texas, was arrested on Aug. 15. The Ithaca Journal 6 — Monty Python! In Ithaca!
And now for something completely different: Monty Python at the State Theatre – Ithaca’s State Theatre will be playing the classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” on Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. The Ithaca Voice
7 — National pundits debate reading of Cornell professor’s book about slavery
The Economist Denounces One-Sided Account of Slavery – A response to a review in The Economist about professor Baptist’s book. NY Magazine 8 — Bad accident by I-81 today, but nobody injured
Tractor trailer ends up in Tioughnioga River after accident; police investigate – State troopers from Homer and Ithaca responded to an accident involving a tractor trailer on Interstate 81 just south of Exit 11. The Ithaca Voice 9 — The Journal reports on HS football’s return
Friday night to light up as high school football begins – Football fields across Section 4 will be aglow Friday night as Week 1 of the high school football season kicks off. The Ithaca Journal 10 — The Sun’s Tyler Alicea reports on threatening calls
Students Receive Threats From Caller Claiming to be Police – Police Chief Kathy Zoner said in an email to the Cornell community Friday that there has been an increase in these fraudulent calls. Cornell Daily Sun