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— Jeff Stein
1 — Protest at Ithaca’s City Hall calls for changes to police
Huge crowd descends on Ithaca’s City Hall to protest police violence – The rally — with more than 200 people — stems from an incident in which two minority boys had a weapon pulled on them. The Ithaca Voice
2 — IHS students, at heated rally, say they back their teammates
Beyond the politics, Ithaca High School football players support teammates at rally – Coaches and teammates of the Ithaca teens who had a gun pulled on them by a police sergeant turned out Wednesday evening at a rally downtown to show their support. The Ithaca Voice
3 — An attack on a well-known street performer
Ithaca magician repeatedly threatened, attacked while on street corner – “They punched me. They punched me in the face.” The Ithaca Voice
4 — A positive story about police collaboration
How ‘big team effort’ from local police nabbed 2 serial burglars – One day during the second week of August, a group of police gathered in a room of the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office. The Ithaca Voice
5 — A look back at a terrific Cornell hockey player
The ballad of Andy Iles, Ithaca native and former face of Cornell hockey – The reigning Ivy League player of the year was slouched over in a gray Cornell hoodie and completely unaffected by his coach’s praise. Ithaca Voice / Big Red Sports Network
6 — Another update from the IPD incident with the teens
Mayor Myrick addresses ‘breakdown’ of IPD-teen communication – At a packed City Hall meeting Wednesday night, Mayor Svante Myrick apologized to the parents of two Ithaca teens. The Ithaca Voice
7 —The Journal reports on the county banning e-cigarettes
Tompkins County bans e-cigarettes – E-cigarette devices closely mimic smoking and use vaporized liquid nicotine. The Ithaca Journal
8 — Gorgers’ new taco shack is open! Woo-hoo!
New Late Night Eatery, Gorger’s Taco Shack, Opens on Ithaca Commons – Cornellians can satisfy their late-night cravings at Ithaca’s newest comfort-food eatery — Gorgers Taco Shack — which opened last Friday on the Ithaca Commons. Cornell Daily Sun
9 — What was taken in +20 burglaries across county?
Records: Engraved Navy sword, diamond ring among items taken by burglars – Court documents released Wednesday suggest the extent and variety of items taken by two burglars. The Ithaca Voice
10 — The Ithacan covers a professors passion for sports
Ithaca College English professor’s passion for sports spans decades – Ithaca College English professor Katharine Kittredge makes the hour-long trek southeast to Binghamton, New York. The Ithacan