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1 — Plea for civility over response to protest
Editorial: Ithaca Voice editor challenges Facebook commenters to try harder – Ostensibly at opposite ends of the political spectrum, both “sides” are in fact unified by the same putrid, indiscriminating hate. Ithaca Voice
2 — A major new lawsuit over an Ithaca/Cornell icon
Cornell sues firm of famous architect I.M. Pei over Johnson Museum of Art – Cornell University has filed a lawsuit against the architecture firm founded by I.M. Pei that accuses it of submitting “inherently flawed and materially defective” designs for the Johnson Museum of Art’s recent expansion. Ithaca Voice
3 — Terrible crash kills one
1 found dead at Newfield accident; 4 vehicles involved in crash – Four vehicles were involved in a fatal crash in Newfield on Wednesday, according to the Newfield Fire Company. Ithaca Voice
4 — Profile of an exciting local musician
Meet ‘Sammus,’ an Ithaca rapper with rising star power | The Ithacast – Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo, who goes by the stage name Sammus, is a Cornell PhD student who balances researching for her dissertation with producing beats and rapping. Ithaca Voice
5 — Could hydrogen cars soon be in Ithaca?
Start-up aims to enable use of hydrogen cars on Ithaca roads – Ithaca may see its first hydrogen fuel station by the end of this year as demand grows across the country for vehicles that run on the alternative energy source. Ithaca Voice
6 — After faculty outcry, Cornell says no criminal charges against protester
Cornell drops threat of criminal charges against student-activist – Cornell said Monday that it will end a criminal investigation into a student-activist who protested against the university’s Board of Trustees. Ithaca Voice
7 — Meanwhile, other Cornell students partied (really) hard
1 flown to hospital after vomiting leads to fall during Slope Day – One male patient was flown to a regional trauma center during Cornell’s Slope Day celebrations on Thursday after he fell down a staircase while trying to vomit, according to the Ithaca Police Department. Ithaca Voice
8 — Food: Just maybe the next wave in local entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurs: Ithaca area ‘just so ripe’ for growth of food industry – About 120 people and 16 businesses attended — a strong showing that speaks to the potential for local economic growth through food production and distribution. Ithaca Voice
9 — A look at another Ithaca area musician
Ithaca band to release Ithaca-themed album called ‘Ten Square Miles’ – The cover shows a picture of Taughannock Falls, and the album is filled with references to the city, with tracks such as “Green Street Blues” and the lead single, “The Haunt.” Ithaca Voice
10 — And we had perhaps the cutest rescue in Ithaca police/fire history
Ithaca responders save 10 ducklings separated from their mom – In a rescue fit for Mother’s Day. Ithaca Voice