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1 — An Ithaca native is returning home, 60 years after his death
Remains of Ithaca man who died during Korean War returning home 6 decades later – In 1951, Ithaca native Sgt. Michael James Barra was reported missing in action while fighting in the Korean War. The Ithaca Voice
2 — That’s 1 way to earn a treat
Dog woke Tompkins County homeowner as fire began to spread – “All I know is that if it was my dog, he’d be eating a steak right now.” The Ithaca Voice 3 — Update to the hospitalization of 16 in Ithaca apartment complex last week
Owners to pay for medical bills in Ithaca CO hospitalization – The owners of an Ithaca apartment complex have promised to pay out-of-pocket medical expenses not covered by insurance for the 16 people who went to the hospital in a carbon monoxide leak last week. The Ithaca Voice
4 — Cornell Sun’s Tyler Alicea provides update on UNC scandal and relation to univ.
Cornell Refuses to Investigate Employee Implicated in UNC Scandal – The University will not conduct a separate investigation as to whether the Cornell employee implicated in the University of North Carolina’s academic scandal is fit to work at Cornell, President David Skorton said in an interview with The Sun last week. Cornell Daily Sun 5 — Some timely crime news
Cornell police investigate theft of student’s $4,900 Cartier watch – Cornell police are investigating the theft of a student’s $4,900 watch, according to Deputy Chief Dave Honan. Ithaca Voice
6 — Cornell football can’t buy a win
Cornell football, unable to contain explosive Dartmouth attack, falls to 0-8 – Three minutes into the contest, it looked like this game would be different. The Ithaca Voice 7 — WHCU Radio has an update on the coming Cortaca game
Mayor: Repeat of last year’s Cortaca “will not be acceptable” – This coming Saturday is the annual Cortaca Jug football game between SUNY Cortland and Ithaca College, and all parties involved in the city of Cortland are hoping to avoid a repeat of last year’s mess that led to dozens of arrests. WHCU Radio 8 — Non-profit says string of worker deaths should be avoidable
Opinion: 3 Ithaca area farm deaths in 21 months should be call to action – Three people in the Ithaca area have died in farm-related incidents in the last 21 months. The Ithaca Voice
Francisco Ortiz was killed in a dairy farm accident. Ortiz was a father and husband. Photo courtesy of the Workers’ Center of CNY 9 — The Sun reports on criticism over a video shown at frats about sexual violence
Interfraternity Council Faces Criticism After Sexual Violence Video – An Interfraternity Council campaign, involving sexual violence and alcohol education training and an accompanying video, has garnered criticism from several Cornellians. Cornell Daily Sun 10 — And The Journal writes a nice story for Veterans Day
A hero in the sky: WWII veteran shares his tale – Aloft in a glider high above the wartime Burmese jungle, Bill Dilger felt a moment of the calm wonder so rare to soldiers in the crowded horror of World War II. The Ithaca Journal