ITHACA COMMUNITY NEWS
September #2 2002

LABOR, ARTS, EVENTS, ACTIVISM, LOCAL HISTORY, YOUR LETTERS, FUN STUFF!

[This is the second of two messages monthly sent to 6,618 Ithaca area residents]

TWELVE READERS OF THIS ISSUE HAVE WON GIFT CERTIFICATES with Viva Taqueria ($5), Cinemapolis/Fall Creek Pictures (2 tickets), Gimme! Coffee (1# coffee), Sparrow's Fine Wines ($10), Oasis Grocery ($5), Harvest Deli ($6), ABC Cafe ($10), Cafe Strand ($5), Toko Imports ($5), Mundo Gitano ($10), White Lotus Home ($10), The Yoga Corner (free class). WINNING EMAILS (randomly selected by computer) ARE NOTED BELOW.

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275,000 USED BOOKS at FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOKSALE 10/5-14 & 10/19-21. First day 8am-8pm, then 10am-8pm

CRAYON CARNIVAL 9/21 on the Cornell Arts Quad 11am-4pm. Kid fun!

LATINO HERITAGE MONTH 9/16- 10/19
* 10/21: Evening of Latino Theatre, Music & Dance 7:00pm-9:00pm at CSMA, 330 E. State St.
* 9/28: Variedades Culturales de America Latina 7:00pm at CSMA
* 10/5: Dance Salsa, Merengue, Bachata con "Los Macheteros" 9:30pm at CSMA (half hour dance lesson by Victor Jorrin 9:00pm)
* 10/19: String Quartet: Latin American classical music 7:00pm at CSMA

FREE FIDDLERS FEST 9/21, 3-7pm "featuring a number of the most prominent stringband players in the region & a contra dance with "Up South"7 -10pm at Newfield Central School off Rt. 13 in Newfield.

FINGER LAKES HARVEST TASTING 10/3, 5-7:30 pm Center Ithaca. "Offering a delightful sampling of local foods prepared by local chefs. Experience the harvest bounty of our region. This year's event is expected to be even bigger and tastier! Tickets will be available in advance at many downtown locations & Cornell Cooperative Extension (which accepts HOURS).

APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL 10/5, 10 am-6pm & 10/6, 10 am-4 pm, Ithaca Commons

FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL FOR KIDS 10/11, 1:30-5:30 pm, P&C Market, Hancock Street. "Celebrate the bounty of our region's farmland. Children of all ages will enjoy hands-on harvest activities such as pumpkin painting, peanut butter critters, apple prints, shelling corn, and face painting. Sample delicious harvest foods: sweet potatoes, kale, winter squash, beans and corn, kale soup, apples and cider. Watch as harvest foods are prepared and cooked. 272-2292

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WEATHER makes the only real news, upon which all other stories float or sink: weather's only headline now is Water. Eight weeks dry made the ground so hungry that this two-inch rainfall releases a brief reluctant flush into ravines. The rare daylong drizzle first feeds crops, taproots and the burned blighted maples; heals cracked pond beds; pumps worms from deep burrows; spreads mushrooms again.

CAYUGA LAKE NOISE/POLLUTION REGULATION "of jetski/motorboat noise & two cycle engine pollution" quietclean@yahoo.com to join email newsgroup.

"EMM5" wins gift certificate to Viva Taqueria. Reply by 10/3 to claim.

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STAGE HANDS NEEDED: "The State Theatre will hold an introductory meeting for people interested in being stage hands. Everyone is welcome 9/18 at 7:00pm. No experience necessary." If interested but unable to attend: Willaim Esty 273-6633.

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LABOR NEWS

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AT WORK! "It's bad enough when employers don't pay a living wage. Worse when they diminish low wages even further by not paying what is legally required. If you feel your rights are being violated or want more information, contact the Living Wage Coalition (Carl Feuer 277-5670. Below is a brief summary of your rights.
--- your employer may not expect or require "off the clock" work - you can assume that anything you do from the time you enter the worksite to the time you leave must be paid (as well as any work you do at home for the employer)
--- your employer must pay you 1 1/2 times your regular rate for any work you do over 40 hours/week
--- your employer must (in most cases) allow you an uninterrupted meal period of at least 1/2 hour
--- your employer must provide you with a written statement of your hours worked, gross wages, payroll deductions & net wages with every payment.
---More info or Dept Labor

LABOR COMPLAINT: Ithaca Community News recently received eight emails from people presuming that this editor condones labor abuses alleged at a locally-owned business, because that business accepts Ithaca HOURS.
---The HOUR system has been operated by the HOUR board for the past three years. Even when relying on 500 local businesses to advertise in HOUR Town (1991-1999), I started United Workers of Ithaca to challenge abuses of service sector labor. I've mediated occasional labor disputes. This offer was made again to each person writing, and stands. paglo@lightlink.com

FREE WORKSITE ASSESSMENTS & training to reduce risk of musculoskeletal injuries, from ergonomic specialists working w/ Labor Coalition. Funded by $85,000 grant to Labor Coalition from NYS Dept of Labor. Greg Shaw or Carl Feuer 277-5670

"ADRIAN" wins gift certificate to Toko Imports. Reply by 10/3 to claim.

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LOCAL POLITICAL NEWS

MARTY LUSTER ROAST 10/6, 2:00pm at State Theatre. "Join folks of every political stripe as they roast & toast the 125th District's retiring assemblyman. Special appearance by the Burns Sisters. At Marty's request, all proceeds benefit the Tompkins County Mental Health Association and the State Theatre." Tickets $10 at Clinton House Ticket Center. 25% HOURS accepted.
---"A limited number of tickets will also be available at the box office the day of the roast."

THE GIFT OF POLITICAL TOLERANCE: This editor gratefully acknowledges gift of a much-needed wall clock, from Mayor Alan "Gridlock" Cohen. The clock's face declares, "Who Cares?" The numbers sit in a drunken jumble at bottom.
---The mayor has received in return an audio tape of Mojo Nixon, featuring songs like "Burn Down the Malls," "Freeway Blues," "I Ain't Gonna Piss in No Jar."

POLICE CHIEF SEARCH COMMITTEE "public forums to meet the candidates for the Police Chief position. "A different candidate will be available on each date listed below to answer questions previously submitted by the public." All sessions 6:15pm in Common Council Chambers: September 19, 26, 27, 30; October 3, 7, 10

DEMOCRATS' "MEET THE CANDIDATES BBQ" 9/22, at large pavilion, Stewart Park, 4pm. Features an appreciation of & farewell to Assemblyman Marty Luster. "All local Democrats are encouraged to come meet their representatives & candidates & share dish-to-pass/barbecue. Non-committee members, new residents, & first-time voters are cordially invited to attend." Reservations preferred, some tickets available on-site at a cost of $7/adult and $4/child. 50% HOURS. Advance tickets: 273-0268

GREEN PARTY NYS COMPTROLLER CANDIDATE Howie Hawkins would control NYS' $100 billion pension fund. He spoke in Ithaca twice in recent months: "Carl McCall has run his campaigns on legalized bribery & kickbacks by asking contractors receiving state funds t make campaign contributions."
---Hawkins pledged that "My campaign contributors would not get government contracts" with NYS. He favors public campaign financing. He wants the NYS pension fund to be controlled "by an elected board of pensioned workers."
---Hawkins intends to include "environmental audits & social accounting" to measure financial success. He said tax cuts under Democrats & Republicans have so favored the rich that our state has "the most unfair distribution of wealth of all states."
---Hawkins is a Syracuse community organizer. www.tcgreens.org

GREEN PARTY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CANDIDATE for new 29th district seat: Rachel Treichler

"CICM" wins gift certificate to Harvest Deli. Reply by 10/3 to claim.

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THE SECOND HAND Dance Company's newest creation "The Cellar Door" at State Theatre 10/4 7:30PM "reveals a world of imagination, beauty, muscle & merriment to audiences of all ages. The company features co-founders Andy Horowitz and Greg O'Brien performing with newest cast member, recent Binghamton University grad Marlon Torres of Caracas, Venezuela.
---"'The Cellar Door' is the most challenging and intense work we've done to date, without losing the accessibility & humor we have maintained over the years", said Greg OĜùBrien, Co-Director (aka the bald guy).
---Tickets available at Ticket Center at Clinton House, 116 N. Cayuga 273-4497. Seating reserved. Tickets $18/ Adults, $15/ college students (one ticket/ID), & $10 under 18. Ithaca HOURS accepted for $18 tickets only.

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GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION: ALTERNATIVES FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 9/21 from 2-4pm "You are invited to come and explore the new [headquarters] at corner of State & Fulton. Tours will highlight some of the unique features of the building: the Drive-up/ Walk-up/ Bike-up teller, lazure accented walls, floor coverings made of recycled tires & reclaimed carpeting." Music, food, door prizes, speeches, displays:


---New Ithaca HOUR denomination-- 1/10th HOUR ($1.00) will be unveiled.

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MASSAGE ARMY PROVIDED 107 FREE MASSAGES: Ithaca Health Fund hired ten local massage therapists 9/7 at $40/hour each.

"HOMECOMFORT" wins gift certificate to Cinemapolis/FCP. Reply by 10/3 to claim.

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HOME MAINTENANCE CLASSES THIS FALL: "If youĜùve never turned a wrench, swung a hammer, laid a bead of caulk, and youĜùre tired of paying other people and youĜùre not afraid of doing it yourself, then Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services has the training for you. First session: three Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, October 3, 10, 17. Second session: two Saturdays, 9:00am- noon, October 19, 26. Fee per session: $35. One Quarter HOUR accepted. NHS 277-4500

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ITHACA WAR & PEACE REPORT

PEACE PLEDGES TO RESIST A US WAR AGAINST IRAQ "A coalition of groups including CRESP, the Ithaca Friends Meeting & the Ithaca Catholic Worker are sponsoring a l local campaign to collect 1000 peace pledges from Tompkins County. The Peace Pledge itself is a national campaign sponsored by many groups including the Fellowship for Reconciliation --- Leslie Schultz 272-6482 or Mac Larsen 539-6181

SEND AN ITHACAN TO IRAQ as part of a Voices in the Wilderness Peace Team in October, 2002. Several years ago, three Ithacans delivered food and medicine to the people of Iraq. Donations payable to: Ithaca Catholic Worker, PO Box 293, Ithaca, NY, 14851.

"THE COMIC STRIP THE GOVERNMENT DOESN'T WANT YOU TO READ" Cartoonist Alexis Fajardo signs copies of "Plato's Republic #911" at Comics for Collectors 9/28 noon-5.

RUCKUS TRAININGS 9/21 at Autumn Leaves Used Books, upstairs
1. Coalition building and community Organizing (10am-1pm)
2. Local Direct Action (10am-1pm)
3. Street Theatre and Creative Action (2pm-5pm)
4. Media (2pm-5pm)

CRITICAL MASS BIKE RIDE 9/27 at 4:30pm, meet at skateboard park. Bikes are the alternative to Oil Wars. Riders demand safe bike lanes. Want to risk your life for your country? Ride a bike!

CHICKENHAWKS: Bush & gang avoided military service, now are loudest voices for war:
Why fight? The Real Reason is Oil

THE LUMINARY NEWS public access TV show "focuses in on stories not always covered by the corporate media. We update the Ithaca community on events and speakers from peace activists and local neighborhood issues to artists, poets & musicians. Watch an alternative to the TV stuff that passes for information. Ralph Nader says we must reclaim the airwaves, we must create our own media." Channel 13 Mon at 10pm & Fri at 5pm. Channel 78 Tues at 7pm.

BEST INDEPENDENT WEB NEWS: www.commondreams.org & www.indymedia.org

"To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair inevitable." -- Raymond Williams

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FINGER LAKES LAND TRUST HIKE: Great Hill Preserve 10/6, 1 p.m. See map Led by naturalist Bob Guthrie (586) 394-4189.

CAYUGA WATERFRONT TRAIL: STEPPING STONE DEADLINE 9/23 "More than 220 Ithaca residents and businesses have donated engraved Stepping Stones so far." Download donation forms or from TC Chamber, 904 East Shore Drive.

"KATZ" wins gift certificate to Mundo Gitano. Reply by 10/3 to claim.

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AMAZING ITHACA HISTORY

* September 19, 1884: Enfielder catches live EAGLE, 6.5ft. wingspan, intends to kill and stuff it.
* September 20, 1950: FLAMING DUMP TRUCK is driven to Central Fire Station and soaked 1/2 hour.
* September 21, 1892: A wife-beater named LOVE is jailed.
* September 22, 1905: Mary Moffat visits scene of her 100-foot tumble into Fall Creek, 60 years after the accident. "They said my hoopskirt opened to parachute me safely down. But that was just a yarn. I fell head first.
* September 23, 1937: TWO-FOOT CUCUMBER, shaped like bicycle handlebars, is harvested by C.M. Payne of 102 First St.
* September 24, 1906: Dora Cunningham and Lewis Freeman are married 15 MINUTES after they meet.
* September 25, 1942: NO COFFEE for general public, result of hoarding and wartime shortages.
* September 26, 1916: Willseyville farmer Frank Hoose comes to "drink all the whisky in Ithaca." City has too much for him; fined $3.00.
* September 27, 1950: Poor man sleeps by railroad tracks, undisturbed while train rolls past.
* September 28, 1893: Dog follows West Hill mail carrier, barking happily when the mail whistle blows.
* September 29, 1889: Neighbors cry at Essie's door, thinking she had died. When told she lived they left, wearing crooked smiles.

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YOUR LETTERS

"In light of your 'bumper stickers' listed in the Ithaca Community News: I saw the following bumpersticker on an out of state car a couple of weeks ago (I swear I'm not making this up!): "RE-ELECT PRESIDENT NIXON." The word, "Re-elect" was faded, but the rest stood out boldly. It gave me a good laugh when I saw that bumpersticker, which I'm sure is the intention of the car's owner." --Marc
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"The "BEAN THERE?" bumpersticker is Ithaca Bakery!! But I'm glad to see that you saw it twice in 90 minutes." --Sandy List
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"I'm new to the area & I thought that you might know the answer to my question. Is there a ride share program in Ithaca? I'm curious about local carpooling and also about longer distance carpooling, because I don't have a car, but am more than happy to buy gas, etc. I'm mostly interested to get to & from Burlington, VT & Boston. If you know of any information regarding ride share boards could you please send it my way? Thanks a bunch." --Rachel rachelhewitt@earthlink.net
---[REPLY] See Commuter Connection
---- "I heard there was information about a ride share from Cornell to Boston in one of your newsletters. Could you send me this information? I looked for the letter on the web but couldn't find it." --Sara
---[REPLY] See Cornell's rideboard
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"I wonder if you know anything about the recent offer by NYSEG to have its customers request energy provided by New Wind Energy for an additional charge. I have written to the CEO of the parent company of New Wind Energy, Community Energy, Inc., asking for more details about the program, but I haven't heard anything back. I imagine a lot of the subscribers to Ithaca Community News would be interested to know more about the program, so if you have any information or opinions about it, perhaps you could let us know." --Matthew Evangelista mae10@cornell.edu
---[REPLY] GreenStar & Snow Lion Publications are local pioneers who can tell you more. See also NYSEG's wind site
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"Ithaca Community News is the only news source I read. It connects me to people fixing problems. Newspapers, radio and TV are just chatter." --Lisa
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"Phone the White House at 202-456-1111. A machine will detain you for only a moment & then a pleasant live operator will thank you for saying 'I oppose' (or 'I approve of') the proposed war against Iraq." -- Catherine C.
---[REPLY] Another contact
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"I've learned more about Ithaca reading 'your' news than anywhere else in the 18 years I've lived here. It's really made me feel more like part of the community" --Linda
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"We very much appreciate Hanan Zaman's concerns for the status of amphibian populations on the Paleontological Research Institution property during construction of the Museum of the Earth.
---"Ms. Zaman is concerned that the removal of a small water feature on the property will have detrimental effects on frog populations on the site. We would like to make three points: first that the feature was in the first place artificial (built in 1927); second that it has been replaced by new artificial water features that are cumulatively more than 40 times its size & just as attractive as amphibian habitat; & finally that the only natural wetland on the PRI property is not only being retained during construction but actually enhanced by removal of non-native vegetation. The result of these changes will almost certainly be an increase, not a decrease, of amphibian population levels on the site. Contrary to what Ms. Zaman states, the removal of the feature had nothing to do with parking but rather with a redesign of drainage on the front of the site.
---"The one spot of truly natural wetland vegetation, located in front of the old building, is intentionally being maintained in its entirety. This area is home to large populations of frogs of at least three species; no quantitative surveys have been carried out, but auditory evidence suggests that the annual population in this permanently wet spot is many times that of the much smaller seasonally wet spot that was removed.
---"The decline in world amphibian populations is, as Ms. Zaman points out, a cause of great concern. The Museum of the Earth will be one of the only places in our region where people of all ages and backgrounds can come to learn more about exactly this kind of threat to biodiversity and what it means in the context of the 3.5 billion year history of life on Earth-- learning that we hope will lead to a greater appreciation of what each ofus can do to address this vital issue." --Dr. Warren D. Allmon, Director, Museum of the Earth at PRI.
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"Hiya- I know that there is going to be another [used goods] sale like the one in the summer up by Cornell, but I do not know when. I have a friend who is driving." --Dierdre,
---[REPLY] The Student Re-Use Project sale is usually the first or second weekend in June, just after students have left town. To help: dhl9@cornell.edu
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"Is there a Wal-Mart in Ithaca supposed to go up? I thought they tried a few years ago to get one and the community basically kicked their asses and sent them packing. Did something new happen while I wasn't paying attention? The last thing we need is F'n Wal-Mart..." --Jay
---[REPLY] A strong grassroots campaign 92-95 turned Wal-Mart away. They're returning by the back door, via a "generic" environmental impact statement.
---ANTI-WAL-MART PRESS CONFERENCE: "Join the National Organization for Women, Tompkins County Living Wage Coalition, Midstate Central Labor Council & others to protest Wal-Mart's abusive anti-worker policies, 9/30 noon at Catholic Charities (324 W. Buffalo). We want living wages (nearly 3/4 million women average $6.10/hr or $12,688/yr at Wal-Marts if permitted to work full time), an end to forced & unpaid overtime, an end to child labor violations, an end to anti-union actions, an end to sex discrimination & harassment, & more." Lori Gardner (NOW)
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"Please add me to the email news list. I'm a grad student in engineering at Cornell and just learned about your fantastic site recently-- way too recently considering I've been here for 3 years already." --Mike Stubna
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"Is there interest in working toward an annual "Curb Your Car For a Day" event in Ithaca? Burlington, VT & other communities in the Lake Champlain region have adopted such an initiative. I am curious what the support might be for planning this." --Rod Howe rlh13@cornell.edu
---[REPLY] See Curb Your Car
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"Friday The 13th of September, our beloved blue 3-speed bicycle disappeared in front of Hickey's Music. It's an old British "Wayfarer" w/ a silver bell. Please return to 518 South Cayuga Street or call 273-0532 if you see it around." --Jessie Lind
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"While there's lots of talk about sustainable energy, there seems to be not too much local data on whether it really works. Our home has a 'grid-tied' solar electric system which has been in operation for more than a year. See our actual electric meter readings from our NYSEG bills: http://www.mcduffyhollow.com/solar.html#meter_readings --Art Weaver
---[REPLY] SOLAR BUILDINGS TOUR 10/5 or the American Solar Energy Society's page at: http://www.ases.org/ht_ny/ --Katy Duggan-Haas
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"Thanks for the newsletter. What a great way to find out about the comings and goings here! I have sent it to some community activist friends back in Iowa to tell them more about my new home." --Amy
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"Thanks so much for your newsletter - your bumper sticker blurb gave me a well-needed laugh tonight. Please stop by Kiraku's booth (at Sunday's market and enjoy a free meal - on Kiraku." --Julie
---[REPLY] THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE DONATED TO KEEP THIS NEWSLETTER GOING. All amounts--dollars, HOURS, veggies-- are welcome. ICN, Box 365, Ithaca, NY 14851. Credit cards accepted via :paglo@lightlink.com or (607) 272-4330

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EDITORIAL

---For the best of times, the best of books make us better cooks, better storytellers, better parents, better lovers, better teachers, better at whatever we aim. Good books welcome us to useful & satisfying lives.
---For the rest of times, on a planet losing forests, fuels, soil and water to hungry humans, books are the key to survival. Readers of books are likeliest to create public policy that makes a safer future. They are likelier to understand & accept important changes. They are also less stampeded by trumpets, to wars or to stores.
---Ithaca Community News is pleased then that Ithaca, this little city that exports experts, turns to the book for enjoyment & power.
---Friends of the Library Booksale 10/5-14

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"STEALTH COMPOSTING" 9/28, noon-1 pm. "Learn how to discretely compost indoors using the double-bin method. This class is useful for apartment dwellers with little or no outdoor space & for anyone who wants to continue composting over the winter, when outdoor piles are frozen." Compost Demonstration Site at Community Gardens, near Farmers' Market. Adam Michaelides 272-2292.

FLY TYING SESSION 10/3, 6-8 pm at Community Fly Fisher, 1015 W. Seneca St. "All levels are encouraged to attend. Learn a new pattern or pick up a tip or two. Please bring your own equipment & materials. John Brooks 697-0053

FALL PLANTING FOR SPRING LANDSCAPE INTEREST 10/3, 7-9 pm Newfield High School. "Pat Curran will show slides of easy-to-grow plants for a spring garden. Get new ideas for spring bloom while there is still time to plant bulbs & hardy perennials. Fee: $5; HOURS accepted. Pre-register 272-2292.

"NJP9" wins gift certificate to Oasis Grocery. Reply by 10/3 to claim.

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BEST OF BOUND FOR GLORY announced by founder/host Phil Shapiro at 10/20 free folk concert featuring Anne Weiss. Phil Shapiro's 36th year broadcasting live from Anabel Taylor Hall at Cornell, Sunday nights 8-11. Bound for Glory heard atWVBR-FM, 93.5 & 105.5 & wvbr.com

WATER BEAR 9/21 at ABC Cafe "with some new stunning 3-part arrangements." $5.00 donation, HOURs accepted, family discounts available.

WILL FUDEMAN performs free 10/4 at Autumn Leaves 7-9pm w/Tom Sieling, Susan Lytle, Bev Grant.

"ROSERIDGE" wins gift certificate to Sparrow's Fine Wine. Reply by 10/3 to claim.

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SEE SPOT'S TATTOO RAFFLE Extended to 10/5 "Last month beautiful Margaret won a tattoo at See Spot Gallery. This month it could be you! Buy a chance for only $2 (6 chances for $10) for a $100 gift certificate to Medusa Tattoo. Drawing held during See Spot's October Opening Reception, 10/5. Proceeds from raffle support See Spot Gallery, your community art space, where everyone is an artist! Tickets at Medusa Tattoo (402 W. State) & See Spot Gallery, 108 the Commons.

MATURE CONTENT: Women Artists Look at Aging: 10/4 from 5-7:30pm

FIRST NOVEL BY LOCAL AUTHOR: Zelda Lockhart's FIFTH BORN "is a profound, troubling exploration of one family's secrets, one daughter's pain, & the turmoil, torture, and, ultimately, redemption that resides in the truth." --Pocket Books, ISBN: 0-743-41265-6

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SYRINGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM (501 S. Meadow St. ( Rte 13) "Our goal is to reduce HIV, Hepatitis B & Hepatitis C transmission rates in Tompkins County & to get contaminated needles off the streets.. At AIDS WORK, our HIV consumer population has increased by 25% in the past two months. We believe that we are seeing an upsurge in HIV infection rates in our county. If you're going to inject drugs, steroids or hormones, do it safely. Our services are free & anonymous (we don't ask your name). We offer new, sterile syringes & other injection supplies, as well as male & female condoms & dental dams, all free. If you need help getting clean, when you're ready, we're here."
OPEN: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 11 am-4 pm. CLOSED: weekends, Wednesdays & legal holidays. TOLL FREE: 888-206-2870

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TOT SHABBAT. Congregation Tikkun v'Or's song- & dance-filled interactive service especially for ages 3-8, but open to children & adults of all ages." Created & led by Mona Sulzman. 10/4, 6 pm parlor of Unitarian Church (Buffalo/Aurora ), Ithaca. Free. 277-7553 or mona@lightlink.com
---CONTEMPLATIVE SHABBAT SERVICE. Jewish Renewal of the Finger Lakes offers monthly service 10/19 at 10 am. Meditation, chant, song, movement, interactive Torah study, communal ritual. Free. Questions/location 277-7553.

"WATERLEAFPAPERS" wins gift certificate to Gimme! Coffee. Reply by 10/3 to claim.

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SKILL-BUILDING WORKSHOPS FOR BOARD MEMBERS OF NOT-FOR-PROFITS. Participatory & fun, for experienced board members as well as new board members. Conference Room A or B, Cooperative Extension, 616 Willow Avenue. HOURS accepted, noon-1:30pm, BYO lunch.
* Building Effective Board Committees, 10/11 * The Board's Role in Fundraising, 11/1
* Motivating Volunteer Board Members, 11/22 * Planning a Successful Board Retreat, 12/13

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NEW AGE NEWS

---ITHACA COMMUNITY BODYWORKERS NETWORK "to help support communication and continuing education of bodyworkers in this area. Seeking all names, numbers & email addresses of current local bodyworkers (massage therapists, shiatsu practitioners, reiki practitioners, etc). Not for publication." Julia at 272-5833
---CHANTING WITH BHAGAVAN DAS 10/11 7:30pm $15 (Ithaca HOURS accepted) at Foundation of Light. Jennifer Crimi 272-1661
---KUNDALINI YOGA, Tuesdays 5:30-6:45pm at Tiamat Studios. $10/class, Ithaca HOURS accepted. Jennifer Crimi 272-1661
---THE YOGA CORNER Grand Opening 9/28 1-4pm: refreshments, door prizes & live music.
---ITHACA INTEGRATED COMMUNITY WELLNESS CENTER (IICWC) MEMBERSHIP SOCIAL" 9/19 at 8:00pm at Moosewood Restaurant, music by: Jazz Circus. Purchase a membership or present your membership card to receive a discount off dessert & beverages, plus 10% Discounts at Participating Local Healing Arts Businesses offering classes & products!
---INTRODUCTION TO SHAMANISM 9/28 & 10/12 from 10am-1pm Saturdays. Ithaca HOURS accepted. Pat Floyd 272-0897
---CAYUGA HEIGHTS CENTER FOR WELLNESS & HEALING ARTS: "take greater steps towards wellness, vitality, health." Fall 2002 Schedule (HOURS accepted)
---THE WISDOM OF THE HEART PROGRAM "focuses on our individual journeys toward healing, wholeness and loving relationships with others & the earth... in a small group approach." guided meditation, breath work; deep energy work (table healing), experiential learning; readings,lectures, shamanic communication." Full program is three years, mtg 9 weekends/ year, Friday evenings, all day Saturday. May commit to one year at a time." 10/4 (6pm-9:30pm)-10/5 (9am-9pm). Paul 589-6392
---WORK SPACE AVAILABLE, convenient, quiet, 1st floor, downtown, pt-time for massage, private Yoga instruction, counseling, etc. Private entrance , easy pking. Available Saturdays, most Tuesdays & Sundays, most evenings. Ithaca HOURS accepted. Mona Sulzman 277-7553.
---BODYWORK OFFICE SPACE TO SHARE: Beautiful, quiet office 3 blocks from Commons, avail 11/1. Great for massage therapist, energy healers, etc. 1-2 days/week or evenings, weekends. Will 272-8390
---ITHACA TAI CHI GROUP Fall 2002 Classes, Kati Hanna 272-3972 Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell
* CHI KUNG 9/ 10 -12/5: Tuesdays & Thursdays 5pm. "Easy to learn meditative exercises. For health & well-being." 272-3972
* TAI CHI CHUAN 5:45 pm Beginners - Yang Style, Short Form 272-3972

"YELLOWJEFF" wins gift certificate to The Yoga Company. Reply by 10/3 to claim.

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TOMPKINS COMMUNITY ACTION'S POWERSAVERS PROGRAM provides lower oil/kerosene costs, manageable monthly payments. Also: two-to-one matching funds for dollars saved by IDA participants toward purchase of Energy Star-labeled appliance or energy-efficient home improvement. Complete program description & eligibility from TCAction 273-8816 x148. Enroll by 9/25 Art Godin

"MTH3" wins gift certificate to White Lotus Home. Reply by 10/3 to claim.

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THANKS to Homer & Jane at LIGHTLINK for reliable internet service.

"MA2389" wins gift certificate to ABC Cafe. Reply by 10/3 to claim.

"JS58" wins gift certificate to Cafe Strand. Reply by 10/3 to claim.

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EDITOR: paul5glover@yahoo.com

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ITHACA COMMUNITY NEWS
September #2 2002

LABOR, ARTS, EVENTS, ACTIVISM, LOCAL HISTORY, YOUR LETTERS, FUN STUFF!

[This is the second of two messages monthly sent to 6,618 Ithaca area residents]

TWELVE READERS OF THIS ISSUE HAVE WON GIFT CERTIFICATES with Viva Taqueria ($5), Cinemapolis/Fall Creek Pictures (2 tickets), Gimme! Coffee (1# coffee), Sparrow's Fine Wines ($10), Oasis Grocery ($5), Harvest Deli ($6), ABC Cafe ($10), Cafe Strand ($5), Toko Imports ($5), Mundo Gitano ($10), White Lotus Home ($10), The Yoga Corner (free class). WINNING EMAILS (randomly selected by computer) ARE NOTED BELOW.

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275,000 USED BOOKS at FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOKSALE 10/5-14 & 10/19-21. First day 8am-8pm, then 10am-8pm

CRAYON CARNIVAL 9/21 on the Cornell Arts Quad 11am-4pm. Kid fun!

LATINO HERITAGE MONTH 9/16- 10/19
* 10/21: Evening of Latino Theatre, Music & Dance 7:00pm-9:00pm at CSMA, 330 E. State St.
* 9/28: Variedades Culturales de America Latina 7:00pm at CSMA
* 10/5: Dance Salsa, Merengue, Bachata con "Los Macheteros" 9:30pm at CSMA (half hour dance lesson by Victor Jorrin 9:00pm)
* 10/19: String Quartet: Latin American classical music 7:00pm at CSMA

FREE FIDDLERS FEST 9/21, 3-7pm "featuring a number of the most prominent stringband players in the region & a contra dance with "Up South"7 -10pm at Newfield Central School off Rt. 13 in Newfield.

FINGER LAKES HARVEST TASTING 10/3, 5-7:30 pm Center Ithaca. "Offering a delightful sampling of local foods prepared by local chefs. Experience the harvest bounty of our region. This year's event is expected to be even bigger and tastier! Tickets will be available in advance at many downtown locations & Cornell Cooperative Extension (which accepts HOURS).

APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL 10/5, 10 am-6pm & 10/6, 10 am-4 pm, Ithaca Commons

FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL FOR KIDS 10/11, 1:30-5:30 pm, P&C Market, Hancock Street. "Celebrate the bounty of our region's farmland. Children of all ages will enjoy hands-on harvest activities such as pumpkin painting, peanut butter critters, apple prints, shelling corn, and face painting. Sample delicious harvest foods: sweet potatoes, kale, winter squash, beans and corn, kale soup, apples and cider. Watch as harvest foods are prepared and cooked. 272-2292

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WEATHER makes the only real news, upon which all other stories float or sink: weather's only headline now is Water. Eight weeks dry made the ground so hungry that this two-inch rainfall releases a brief reluctant flush into ravines. The rare daylong drizzle first feeds crops, taproots and the burned blighted maples; heals cracked pond beds; pumps worms from deep burrows; spreads mushrooms again.

CAYUGA LAKE NOISE/POLLUTION REGULATION "of jetski/motorboat noise & two cycle engine pollution" quietclean@yahoo.com to join email newsgroup.

"EMM5" wins gift certificate to Viva Taqueria. Reply by 10/3 to claim.

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STAGE HANDS NEEDED: "The State Theatre will hold an introductory meeting for people interested in being stage hands. Everyone is welcome 9/18 at 7:00pm. No experience necessary." If interested but unable to attend: Willaim Esty 273-6633.

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LABOR NEWS

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AT WORK! "It's bad enough when employers don't pay a living wage. Worse when they diminish low wages even further by not paying what is legally required. If you feel your rights are being violated or want more information, contact the Living Wage Coalition (Carl Feuer 277-5670. Below is a brief summary of your rights.
--- your employer may not expect or require "off the clock" work - you can assume that anything you do from the time you enter the worksite to the time you leave must be paid (as well as any work you do at home for the employer)
--- your employer must pay you 1 1/2 times your regular rate for any work you do over 40 hours/week
--- your employer must (in most cases) allow you an uninterrupted meal period of at least 1/2 hour
--- your employer must provide you with a written statement of your hours worked, gross wages, payroll deductions & net wages with every payment.
---More info or Dept Labor

LABOR COMPLAINT: Ithaca Community News recently received eight emails from people presuming that this editor condones labor abuses alleged at a locally-owned business, because that business accepts Ithaca HOURS.
---The HOUR system has been operated by the HOUR board for the past three years. Even when relying on 500 local businesses to advertise in HOUR Town (1991-1999), I started United Workers of Ithaca to challenge abuses of service sector labor. I've mediated occasional labor disputes. This offer was made again to each person writing, and stands. paglo@lightlink.com

FREE WORKSITE ASSESSMENTS & training to reduce risk of musculoskeletal injuries, from ergonomic specialists working w/ Labor Coalition. Funded by $85,000 grant to Labor Coalition from NYS Dept of Labor. Greg Shaw or Carl Feuer 277-5670

"ADRIAN" wins gift certificate to Toko Imports. Reply by 10/3 to claim.

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LOCAL POLITICAL NEWS

MARTY LUSTER ROAST 10/6, 2:00pm at State Theatre. "Join folks of every political stripe as they roast & toast the 125th District's retiring assemblyman. Special appearance by the Burns Sisters. At Marty's request, all proceeds benefit the Tompkins County Mental Health Association and the State Theatre." Tickets $10 at Clinton House Ticket Center. 25% HOURS accepted.
---"A limited number of tickets will also be available at the box office the day of the roast."

THE GIFT OF POLITICAL TOLERANCE: This editor gratefully acknowledges gift of a much-needed wall clock, from Mayor Alan "Gridlock" Cohen. The clock's face declares, "Who Cares?" The numbers sit in a drunken jumble at bottom.
---The mayor has received in return an audio tape of Mojo Nixon, featuring songs like "Burn Down the Malls," "Freeway Blues," "I Ain't Gonna Piss in No Jar."

POLICE CHIEF SEARCH COMMITTEE "public forums to meet the candidates for the Police Chief position. "A different candidate will be available on each date listed below to answer questions previously submitted by the public." All sessions 6:15pm in Common Council Chambers: September 19, 26, 27, 30; October 3, 7, 10

DEMOCRATS' "MEET THE CANDIDATES BBQ" 9/22, at large pavilion, Stewart Park, 4pm. Features an appreciation of & farewell to Assemblyman Marty Luster. "All local Democrats are encouraged to come meet their representatives & candidates & share dish-to-pass/barbecue. Non-committee members, new residents, & first-time voters are cordially invited to attend." Reservations preferred, some tickets available on-site at a cost of $7/adult and $4/child. 50% HOURS. Advance tickets: 273-0268

GREEN PARTY NYS COMPTROLLER CANDIDATE Howie Hawkins would control NYS' $100 billion pension fund. He spoke in Ithaca twice in recent months: "Carl McCall has run his campaigns on legalized bribery & kickbacks by asking contractors receiving state funds t make campaign contributions."
---Hawkins pledged that "My campaign contributors would not get government contracts" with NYS. He favors public campaign financing. He wants the NYS pension fund to be controlled "by an elected board of pensioned workers."
---Hawkins intends to include "environmental audits & social accounting" to measure financial success. He said tax cuts under Democrats & Republicans have so favored the rich that our state has "the most unfair distribution of wealth of all states."
---Hawkins is a Syracuse community organizer. www.tcgreens.org

GREEN PARTY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CANDIDATE for new 29th district seat: Rachel Treichler

"CICM" wins gift certificate to Harvest Deli. Reply by 10/3 to claim.

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THE SECOND HAND Dance Company's newest creation "The Cellar Door" at State Theatre 10/4 7:30PM "reveals a world of imagination, beauty, muscle & merriment to audiences of all ages. The company features co-founders Andy Horowitz and Greg O'Brien performing with newest cast member, recent Binghamton University grad Marlon Torres of Caracas, Venezuela.
---"'The Cellar Door' is the most challenging and intense work we've done to date, without losing the accessibility & humor we have maintained over the years", said Greg OĜùBrien, Co-Director (aka the bald guy).
---Tickets available at Ticket Center at Clinton House, 116 N. Cayuga 273-4497. Seating reserved. Tickets $18/ Adults, $15/ college students (one ticket/ID), & $10 under 18. Ithaca HOURS accepted for $18 tickets only.

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GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION: ALTERNATIVES FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 9/21 from 2-4pm "You are invited to come and explore the new [headquarters] at corner of State & Fulton. Tours will highlight some of the unique features of the building: the Drive-up/ Walk-up/ Bike-up teller, lazure accented walls, floor coverings made of recycled tires & reclaimed carpeting." Music, food, door prizes, speeches, displays:


---New Ithaca HOUR denomination-- 1/10th HOUR ($1.00) will be unveiled.

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MASSAGE ARMY PROVIDED 107 FREE MASSAGES: Ithaca Health Fund hired ten local massage therapists 9/7 at $40/hour each.

"HOMECOMFORT" wins gift certificate to Cinemapolis/FCP. Reply by 10/3 to claim.

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HOME MAINTENANCE CLASSES THIS FALL: "If youĜùve never turned a wrench, swung a hammer, laid a bead of caulk, and youĜùre tired of paying other people and youĜùre not afraid of doing it yourself, then Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services has the training for you. First session: three Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, October 3, 10, 17. Second session: two Saturdays, 9:00am- noon, October 19, 26. Fee per session: $35. One Quarter HOUR accepted. NHS 277-4500

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ITHACA WAR & PEACE REPORT

PEACE PLEDGES TO RESIST A US WAR AGAINST IRAQ "A coalition of groups including CRESP, the Ithaca Friends Meeting & the Ithaca Catholic Worker are sponsoring a l local campaign to collect 1000 peace pledges from Tompkins County. The Peace Pledge itself is a national campaign sponsored by many groups including the Fellowship for Reconciliation --- Leslie Schultz 272-6482 or Mac Larsen 539-6181

SEND AN ITHACAN TO IRAQ as part of a Voices in the Wilderness Peace Team in October, 2002. Several years ago, three Ithacans delivered food and medicine to the people of Iraq. Donations payable to: Ithaca Catholic Worker, PO Box 293, Ithaca, NY, 14851.

"THE COMIC STRIP THE GOVERNMENT DOESN'T WANT YOU TO READ" Cartoonist Alexis Fajardo signs copies of "Plato's Republic #911" at Comics for Collectors 9/28 noon-5.

RUCKUS TRAININGS 9/21 at Autumn Leaves Used Books, upstairs
1. Coalition building and community Organizing (10am-1pm)
2. Local Direct Action (10am-1pm)
3. Street Theatre and Creative Action (2pm-5pm)
4. Media (2pm-5pm)

CRITICAL MASS BIKE RIDE 9/27 at 4:30pm, meet at skateboard park. Bikes are the alternative to Oil Wars. Riders demand safe bike lanes. Want to risk your life for your country? Ride a bike!

CHICKENHAWKS: Bush & gang avoided military service, now are loudest voices for war:
Why fight? The Real Reason is Oil

THE LUMINARY NEWS public access TV show "focuses in on stories not always covered by the corporate media. We update the Ithaca community on events and speakers from peace activists and local neighborhood issues to artists, poets & musicians. Watch an alternative to the TV stuff that passes for information. Ralph Nader says we must reclaim the airwaves, we must create our own media." Channel 13 Mon at 10pm & Fri at 5pm. Channel 78 Tues at 7pm.

BEST INDEPENDENT WEB NEWS: www.commondreams.org & www.indymedia.org

"To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair inevitable." -- Raymond Williams

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FINGER LAKES LAND TRUST HIKE: Great Hill Preserve 10/6, 1 p.m. See map Led by naturalist Bob Guthrie (586) 394-4189.

CAYUGA WATERFRONT TRAIL: STEPPING STONE DEADLINE 9/23 "More than 220 Ithaca residents and businesses have donated engraved Stepping Stones so far." Download donation forms or from TC Chamber, 904 East Shore Drive.

"KATZ" wins gift certificate to Mundo Gitano. Reply by 10/3 to claim.

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AMAZING ITHACA HISTORY

* September 19, 1884: Enfielder catches live EAGLE, 6.5ft. wingspan, intends to kill and stuff it.
* September 20, 1950: FLAMING DUMP TRUCK is driven to Central Fire Station and soaked 1/2 hour.
* September 21, 1892: A wife-beater named LOVE is jailed.
* September 22, 1905: Mary Moffat visits scene of her 100-foot tumble into Fall Creek, 60 years after the accident. "They said my hoopskirt opened to parachute me safely down. But that was just a yarn. I fell head first.
* September 23, 1937: TWO-FOOT CUCUMBER, shaped like bicycle handlebars, is harvested by C.M. Payne of 102 First St.
* September 24, 1906: Dora Cunningham and Lewis Freeman are married 15 MINUTES after they meet.
* September 25, 1942: NO COFFEE for general public, result of hoarding and wartime shortages.
* September 26, 1916: Willseyville farmer Frank Hoose comes to "drink all the whisky in Ithaca." City has too much for him; fined $3.00.
* September 27, 1950: Poor man sleeps by railroad tracks, undisturbed while train rolls past.
* September 28, 1893: Dog follows West Hill mail carrier, barking happily when the mail whistle blows.
* September 29, 1889: Neighbors cry at Essie's door, thinking she had died. When told she lived they left, wearing crooked smiles.

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YOUR LETTERS

"In light of your 'bumper stickers' listed in the Ithaca Community News: I saw the following bumpersticker on an out of state car a couple of weeks ago (I swear I'm not making this up!): "RE-ELECT PRESIDENT NIXON." The word, "Re-elect" was faded, but the rest stood out boldly. It gave me a good laugh when I saw that bumpersticker, which I'm sure is the intention of the car's owner." --Marc
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"The "BEAN THERE?" bumpersticker is Ithaca Bakery!! But I'm glad to see that you saw it twice in 90 minutes." --Sandy List
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"I'm new to the area & I thought that you might know the answer to my question. Is there a ride share program in Ithaca? I'm curious about local carpooling and also about longer distance carpooling, because I don't have a car, but am more than happy to buy gas, etc. I'm mostly interested to get to & from Burlington, VT & Boston. If you know of any information regarding ride share boards could you please send it my way? Thanks a bunch." --Rachel rachelhewitt@earthlink.net
---[REPLY] See Commuter Connection
---- "I heard there was information about a ride share from Cornell to Boston in one of your newsletters. Could you send me this information? I looked for the letter on the web but couldn't find it." --Sara
---[REPLY] See Cornell's rideboard
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"I wonder if you know anything about the recent offer by NYSEG to have its customers request energy provided by New Wind Energy for an additional charge. I have written to the CEO of the parent company of New Wind Energy, Community Energy, Inc., asking for more details about the program, but I haven't heard anything back. I imagine a lot of the subscribers to Ithaca Community News would be interested to know more about the program, so if you have any information or opinions about it, perhaps you could let us know." --Matthew Evangelista mae10@cornell.edu
---[REPLY] GreenStar & Snow Lion Publications are local pioneers who can tell you more. See also NYSEG's wind site
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"Ithaca Community News is the only news source I read. It connects me to people fixing problems. Newspapers, radio and TV are just chatter." --Lisa
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"Phone the White House at 202-456-1111. A machine will detain you for only a moment & then a pleasant live operator will thank you for saying 'I oppose' (or 'I approve of') the proposed war against Iraq." -- Catherine C.
---[REPLY] Another contact
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"I've learned more about Ithaca reading 'your' news than anywhere else in the 18 years I've lived here. It's really made me feel more like part of the community" --Linda
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"We very much appreciate Hanan Zaman's concerns for the status of amphibian populations on the Paleontological Research Institution property during construction of the Museum of the Earth.
---"Ms. Zaman is concerned that the removal of a small water feature on the property will have detrimental effects on frog populations on the site. We would like to make three points: first that the feature was in the first place artificial (built in 1927); second that it has been replaced by new artificial water features that are cumulatively more than 40 times its size & just as attractive as amphibian habitat; & finally that the only natural wetland on the PRI property is not only being retained during construction but actually enhanced by removal of non-native vegetation. The result of these changes will almost certainly be an increase, not a decrease, of amphibian population levels on the site. Contrary to what Ms. Zaman states, the removal of the feature had nothing to do with parking but rather with a redesign of drainage on the front of the site.
---"The one spot of truly natural wetland vegetation, located in front of the old building, is intentionally being maintained in its entirety. This area is home to large populations of frogs of at least three species; no quantitative surveys have been carried out, but auditory evidence suggests that the annual population in this permanently wet spot is many times that of the much smaller seasonally wet spot that was removed.
---"The decline in world amphibian populations is, as Ms. Zaman points out, a cause of great concern. The Museum of the Earth will be one of the only places in our region where people of all ages and backgrounds can come to learn more about exactly this kind of threat to biodiversity and what it means in the context of the 3.5 billion year history of life on Earth-- learning that we hope will lead to a greater appreciation of what each ofus can do to address this vital issue." --Dr. Warren D. Allmon, Director, Museum of the Earth at PRI.
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"Hiya- I know that there is going to be another [used goods] sale like the one in the summer up by Cornell, but I do not know when. I have a friend who is driving." --Dierdre,
---[REPLY] The Student Re-Use Project sale is usually the first or second weekend in June, just after students have left town. To help: dhl9@cornell.edu
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"Is there a Wal-Mart in Ithaca supposed to go up? I thought they tried a few years ago to get one and the community basically kicked their asses and sent them packing. Did something new happen while I wasn't paying attention? The last thing we need is F'n Wal-Mart..." --Jay
---[REPLY] A strong grassroots campaign 92-95 turned Wal-Mart away. They're returning by the back door, via a "generic" environmental impact statement.
---ANTI-WAL-MART PRESS CONFERENCE: "Join the National Organization for Women, Tompkins County Living Wage Coalition, Midstate Central Labor Council & others to protest Wal-Mart's abusive anti-worker policies, 9/30 noon at Catholic Charities (324 W. Buffalo). We want living wages (nearly 3/4 million women average $6.10/hr or $12,688/yr at Wal-Marts if permitted to work full time), an end to forced & unpaid overtime, an end to child labor violations, an end to anti-union actions, an end to sex discrimination & harassment, & more." Lori Gardner (NOW)
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"Please add me to the email news list. I'm a grad student in engineering at Cornell and just learned about your fantastic site recently-- way too recently considering I've been here for 3 years already." --Mike Stubna
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"Is there interest in working toward an annual "Curb Your Car For a Day" event in Ithaca? Burlington, VT & other communities in the Lake Champlain region have adopted such an initiative. I am curious what the support might be for planning this." --Rod Howe rlh13@cornell.edu
---[REPLY] See Curb Your Car
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"Friday The 13th of September, our beloved blue 3-speed bicycle disappeared in front of Hickey's Music. It's an old British "Wayfarer" w/ a silver bell. Please return to 518 South Cayuga Street or call 273-0532 if you see it around." --Jessie Lind
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"While there's lots of talk about sustainable energy, there seems to be not too much local data on whether it really works. Our home has a 'grid-tied' solar electric system which has been in operation for more than a year. See our actual electric meter readings from our NYSEG bills: http://www.mcduffyhollow.com/solar.html#meter_readings --Art Weaver
---[REPLY] SOLAR BUILDINGS TOUR 10/5 or the American Solar Energy Society's page at: http://www.ases.org/ht_ny/ --Katy Duggan-Haas
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"Thanks for the newsletter. What a great way to find out about the comings and goings here! I have sent it to some community activist friends back in Iowa to tell them more about my new home." --Amy
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"Thanks so much for your newsletter - your bumper sticker blurb gave me a well-needed laugh tonight. Please stop by Kiraku's booth (at Sunday's market and enjoy a free meal - on Kiraku." --Julie
---[REPLY] THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE DONATED TO KEEP THIS NEWSLETTER GOING. All amounts--dollars, HOURS, veggies-- are welcome. ICN, Box 365, Ithaca, NY 14851. Credit cards accepted via :paglo@lightlink.com or (607) 272-4330

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EDITORIAL

---For the best of times, the best of books make us better cooks, better storytellers, better parents, better lovers, better teachers, better at whatever we aim. Good books welcome us to useful & satisfying lives.
---For the rest of times, on a planet losing forests, fuels, soil and water to hungry humans, books are the key to survival. Readers of books are likeliest to create public policy that makes a safer future. They are likelier to understand & accept important changes. They are also less stampeded by trumpets, to wars or to stores.
---Ithaca Community News is pleased then that Ithaca, this little city that exports experts, turns to the book for enjoyment & power.
---Friends of the Library Booksale 10/5-14

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"STEALTH COMPOSTING" 9/28, noon-1 pm. "Learn how to discretely compost indoors using the double-bin method. This class is useful for apartment dwellers with little or no outdoor space & for anyone who wants to continue composting over the winter, when outdoor piles are frozen." Compost Demonstration Site at Community Gardens, near Farmers' Market. Adam Michaelides 272-2292.

FLY TYING SESSION 10/3, 6-8 pm at Community Fly Fisher, 1015 W. Seneca St. "All levels are encouraged to attend. Learn a new pattern or pick up a tip or two. Please bring your own equipment & materials. John Brooks 697-0053

FALL PLANTING FOR SPRING LANDSCAPE INTEREST 10/3, 7-9 pm Newfield High School. "Pat Curran will show slides of easy-to-grow plants for a spring garden. Get new ideas for spring bloom while there is still time to plant bulbs & hardy perennials. Fee: $5; HOURS accepted. Pre-register 272-2292.

"NJP9" wins gift certificate to Oasis Grocery. Reply by 10/3 to claim.

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BEST OF BOUND FOR GLORY announced by founder/host Phil Shapiro at 10/20 free folk concert featuring Anne Weiss. Phil Shapiro's 36th year broadcasting live from Anabel Taylor Hall at Cornell, Sunday nights 8-11. Bound for Glory heard atWVBR-FM, 93.5 & 105.5 & wvbr.com

WATER BEAR 9/21 at ABC Cafe "with some new stunning 3-part arrangements." $5.00 donation, HOURs accepted, family discounts available.

WILL FUDEMAN performs free 10/4 at Autumn Leaves 7-9pm w/Tom Sieling, Susan Lytle, Bev Grant.

"ROSERIDGE" wins gift certificate to Sparrow's Fine Wine. Reply by 10/3 to claim.

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SEE SPOT'S TATTOO RAFFLE Extended to 10/5 "Last month beautiful Margaret won a tattoo at See Spot Gallery. This month it could be you! Buy a chance for only $2 (6 chances for $10) for a $100 gift certificate to Medusa Tattoo. Drawing held during See Spot's October Opening Reception, 10/5. Proceeds from raffle support See Spot Gallery, your community art space, where everyone is an artist! Tickets at Medusa Tattoo (402 W. State) & See Spot Gallery, 108 the Commons.

MATURE CONTENT: Women Artists Look at Aging: 10/4 from 5-7:30pm

FIRST NOVEL BY LOCAL AUTHOR: Zelda Lockhart's FIFTH BORN "is a profound, troubling exploration of one family's secrets, one daughter's pain, & the turmoil, torture, and, ultimately, redemption that resides in the truth." --Pocket Books, ISBN: 0-743-41265-6

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SYRINGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM (501 S. Meadow St. ( Rte 13) "Our goal is to reduce HIV, Hepatitis B & Hepatitis C transmission rates in Tompkins County & to get contaminated needles off the streets.. At AIDS WORK, our HIV consumer population has increased by 25% in the past two months. We believe that we are seeing an upsurge in HIV infection rates in our county. If you're going to inject drugs, steroids or hormones, do it safely. Our services are free & anonymous (we don't ask your name). We offer new, sterile syringes & other injection supplies, as well as male & female condoms & dental dams, all free. If you need help getting clean, when you're ready, we're here."
OPEN: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 11 am-4 pm. CLOSED: weekends, Wednesdays & legal holidays. TOLL FREE: 888-206-2870

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TOT SHABBAT. Congregation Tikkun v'Or's song- & dance-filled interactive service especially for ages 3-8, but open to children & adults of all ages." Created & led by Mona Sulzman. 10/4, 6 pm parlor of Unitarian Church (Buffalo/Aurora ), Ithaca. Free. 277-7553 or mona@lightlink.com
---CONTEMPLATIVE SHABBAT SERVICE. Jewish Renewal of the Finger Lakes offers monthly service 10/19 at 10 am. Meditation, chant, song, movement, interactive Torah study, communal ritual. Free. Questions/location 277-7553.

"WATERLEAFPAPERS" wins gift certificate to Gimme! Coffee. Reply by 10/3 to claim.

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SKILL-BUILDING WORKSHOPS FOR BOARD MEMBERS OF NOT-FOR-PROFITS. Participatory & fun, for experienced board members as well as new board members. Conference Room A or B, Cooperative Extension, 616 Willow Avenue. HOURS accepted, noon-1:30pm, BYO lunch.
* Building Effective Board Committees, 10/11 * The Board's Role in Fundraising, 11/1
* Motivating Volunteer Board Members, 11/22 * Planning a Successful Board Retreat, 12/13

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NEW AGE NEWS

---ITHACA COMMUNITY BODYWORKERS NETWORK "to help support communication and continuing education of bodyworkers in this area. Seeking all names, numbers & email addresses of current local bodyworkers (massage therapists, shiatsu practitioners, reiki practitioners, etc). Not for publication." Julia at 272-5833
---CHANTING WITH BHAGAVAN DAS 10/11 7:30pm $15 (Ithaca HOURS accepted) at Foundation of Light. Jennifer Crimi 272-1661
---KUNDALINI YOGA, Tuesdays 5:30-6:45pm at Tiamat Studios. $10/class, Ithaca HOURS accepted. Jennifer Crimi 272-1661
---THE YOGA CORNER Grand Opening 9/28 1-4pm: refreshments, door prizes & live music.
---ITHACA INTEGRATED COMMUNITY WELLNESS CENTER (IICWC) MEMBERSHIP SOCIAL" 9/19 at 8:00pm at Moosewood Restaurant, music by: Jazz Circus. Purchase a membership or present your membership card to receive a discount off dessert & beverages, plus 10% Discounts at Participating Local Healing Arts Businesses offering classes & products!
---INTRODUCTION TO SHAMANISM 9/28 & 10/12 from 10am-1pm Saturdays. Ithaca HOURS accepted. Pat Floyd 272-0897
---CAYUGA HEIGHTS CENTER FOR WELLNESS & HEALING ARTS: "take greater steps towards wellness, vitality, health." Fall 2002 Schedule (HOURS accepted)
---THE WISDOM OF THE HEART PROGRAM "focuses on our individual journeys toward healing, wholeness and loving relationships with others & the earth... in a small group approach." guided meditation, breath work; deep energy work (table healing), experiential learning; readings,lectures, shamanic communication." Full program is three years, mtg 9 weekends/ year, Friday evenings, all day Saturday. May commit to one year at a time." 10/4 (6pm-9:30pm)-10/5 (9am-9pm). Paul 589-6392
---WORK SPACE AVAILABLE, convenient, quiet, 1st floor, downtown, pt-time for massage, private Yoga instruction, counseling, etc. Private entrance , easy pking. Available Saturdays, most Tuesdays & Sundays, most evenings. Ithaca HOURS accepted. Mona Sulzman 277-7553.
---BODYWORK OFFICE SPACE TO SHARE: Beautiful, quiet office 3 blocks from Commons, avail 11/1. Great for massage therapist, energy healers, etc. 1-2 days/week or evenings, weekends. Will 272-8390
---ITHACA TAI CHI GROUP Fall 2002 Classes, Kati Hanna 272-3972 Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell
* CHI KUNG 9/ 10 -12/5: Tuesdays & Thursdays 5pm. "Easy to learn meditative exercises. For health & well-being." 272-3972
* TAI CHI CHUAN 5:45 pm Beginners - Yang Style, Short Form 272-3972

"YELLOWJEFF" wins gift certificate to The Yoga Company. Reply by 10/3 to claim.

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TOMPKINS COMMUNITY ACTION'S POWERSAVERS PROGRAM provides lower oil/kerosene costs, manageable monthly payments. Also: two-to-one matching funds for dollars saved by IDA participants toward purchase of Energy Star-labeled appliance or energy-efficient home improvement. Complete program description & eligibility from TCAction 273-8816 x148. Enroll by 9/25 Art Godin

"MTH3" wins gift certificate to White Lotus Home. Reply by 10/3 to claim.

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THANKS to Homer & Jane at LIGHTLINK for reliable internet service.

"MA2389" wins gift certificate to ABC Cafe. Reply by 10/3 to claim.

"JS58" wins gift certificate to Cafe Strand. Reply by 10/3 to claim.

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EDITOR: paul5glover@yahoo.com

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