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1 — Are kids in Ithaca safe from Measles outbreak?
Despite efforts, some Ithaca schools have dangerously low vaccination rates – Low immunization rates represent a possible danger both to the children who aren’t vaccinated and to their classmates. Ithaca Voice
2 — Future uncertain for employer of 70 people in Tompkins
Cayuga power plant, county’s biggest taxpayer, faces closure without new approval – “This is the number one issue I’m dealing with,” one lawmaker says. Ithaca Voice
3 — A closer look at millions in state funding for an Ithaca restaurant
Is it fair for the government to give one Ithaca restaurant $2.3 million? – “It’s not a level playing field when an operation like this is getting millions of dollars from the state and getting extra resources.” Ithaca Voice
4 — Talking to criminal law experts about the Peter Mesko rape trial
Experts: Small percentage of rapes lead to trials, fewer still to convictions – Prosecutors did not get a rape conviction in People v. Peter Mesko, the case of a former Cornell student accused of raping a fellow student while she was asleep in Collegetown. Ithaca Voice
5 — There was a bad snowstorm, one a union president says should have closed Cornell
Cornell, Ithaca College defend decisions to remain open in snowstorm – The president of a union that represents over 1,000 Cornell employees is criticizing the university’s decision to remain open and hold classes during Monday’s storm. Ithaca Voice
6 — Chronicling the storm’s early morning hours
As snow storm intensifies, Ithaca residents rise for work — or get ready for bed – While the kids sleep in, many adults are getting ready for work — or already well into their days. Ithaca Voice
7 — The play’s the thing!
New Ithaca theater company will explore sex with 1st show: ‘Be Gentle, It’s Our First Time’ – “We know when we’re on the right track when I start getting squeamish about something.” Ithaca Voice
8 — Cornell student’s research is fit for a Queen (and her award)
Queen Elizabeth II to honor Cornell student for climate change work – Queen Elizabeth II will honor a first-year Cornell graduate student this June for his work on climate change. Ithaca Voice
9 — State police are getting info on Cortland case from 1990
Tips come to state police after mystery woman in Tompkins revives cold case – State police are following up on leads in the decades-old cold case of Phillip Zerrillo, who died after being hit by a car in Cortland County in 1990. Ithaca Voice
10 — Google does something that is the opposite of evil
Ithaca College prof’s work to to be showcased to millions on Google – Google will show off artwork created by Ithaca College professor Jack Wang based off of “Little House on the Prairie” to millions of people on Saturday. Ithaca Voice