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1 — A moving profile of a man who spent Winter 2015 outdoors in Ithaca
How a homeless traveler survived outside on cold Ithaca nights – Amid a small stand of pine trees near Purity Ice Cream and the Mirabito gas station on Route 13, Mark Dorazio made a makeshift campsite with a cardboard bed. Ithaca Voice
2 — Rep. Reed responds to video claiming to show Cornell supporting IS
Congressman: Cornell-ISIS video is disturbing sign of ‘extreme liberalism’ – The Ithaca area’s representative in Congress says he is “disturbed” by a video that purports to show a Cornell official supporting a pro-ISIS student club on campus. Ithaca Voice
3 — Mesko gets 5 years behind bars
Confusion, shouts in Tompkins courtroom as Peter Mesko is taken into custody – Judge Joe Cassidy had started to leave the courtroom after sentencing former Cornell student Peter Mesko when he was called back by Mesko’s attorney. Ithaca Voice
4 — A resolution to a long-running Ithaca lawsuit?
In big win for Ithaca, federal judge blasts logic of $10.5 million lawsuit vs. city – Sgt. Douglas Wright, who is white, filed a federal lawsuit in 2012 against Ithaca claiming that he was discriminated against on the basis of his race. Ithaca Voice
5 — Ithaca man charged with rape
Court records: Ithaca man sexually abused girl younger than 12 – An Ithaca man faces rape charges after sexually abusing a girl younger than 12 years old, according to court records. Ithaca Voice
6 — Good news for downtown Ithaca!
Tompkins Trust Company proposes major new 7-story building in downtown Ithaca – “Tompkins Trust Company’s decision in the heart of our city and to keep their 400 employees here is a tremendous coup for downtown,” Mayor Myrick said. Ithaca Voice
7 — Ithaca’s affordable housing crisis hits local merchant
Priced out of Collegetown, Ithaca pizza man tries luck on west-end – Enzo Merendino ran “Mama Teresa’s Pizzeria” for 15 years in Collegetown on Dryden Road. Ithaca Voice
8 — Scary/freak crashes in Ithaca hospitalize 2
2 Ithaca women seriously injured after cars start without drivers – Two Ithaca women were hospitalized on Monday after separate car accidents in the city occurred only a few hours apart, according to a news release from the Ithaca Police Department. Ithaca Voice
9 — Could Ithaca College start an online reporting system for ‘microaggressions?’
Right-leaning national media alarmed by ‘microaggression’ idea at Ithaca College – The idea drew skepticism various blogs and conservative publications. Ithaca Voice
10 — And an editorial about the O’Keefe video
Editorial: Video about Cornell dean and ISIS is wildly misleading and dumb – The video, released by James O’Keefe’s “Veritas Project,” aims to prove that a secret Ivy League conspiracy supports the terrorist group the Islamic State. Ithaca Voice