ITHACA COMMUNITY NEWS
October #2 2002

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

[This is the first of two messages monthly sent to 6,778 Ithaca area residents]

FOURTEEN 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), Ten Thousand Villages ($10), ABC Cafe ($10), Cafe Strand ($5), Acorn Designs ($7.50), 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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ITHACA BOOKSALE CENSUS: According to Friends of Library Booksale organizers, MOST FAVORITE CATEGORIES: Science Fiction, Cookbooks, Children's books, Hobbies, Sex, Specials. LEAST FAVORITE CATEGORIES: Political Science, Math, Law, "Inspiration."

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ITHACA HE-MAN NEWS

MAYOR COHEN SEEKS TO STRIP MEN OF RIGHT TO REMOVE SHIRTS, IN ORDER TO REDUCE THE LIBERTY OF WOMEN TO DO SAME: his memo to Commons Advisory Board:
---"The United States Supreme Court has issued a decision that it is not legal to discriminate between men & women in regards to wearing clothing. Wherever men are allowed to be shirtless, women are also allowed to be shirtless. The City of Ithaca is beginning to investigate areas that they feel may be inappropriate for men & women to be less than fully clothed, & the Commons has been identified as one of those areas. The City Attorney's Office is conducting research into the legality of requiring people to be fully clothed in certain areas of the City, & the Mayor would like to know what your interest level is in pursuing this type of legislation, or any other ideas you may have regarding this topic." --Mayor Alan J. Cohen 274-6501

SUPERMAN NOVELIST & TOMPKINS COUNTY RESIDENT ROGER STERN has written the first book to follow the popular Smallville TV series. His book "SMALLVILLE: STRANGE VISITORS" takes readers beyond the TV show to" join young Clark Kent, Lana Lang, & Lex Luthor on new, original adventures."
---Stern's first novel, The Death & Life of Superman, was a New York Times bestseller.

THE GIANT'S CHAIR, new novel by Ithacan Marc Catone, follows Adam Chance, a "quintessential Sixties man who finds the reality of the 90s hard to endure. Part of novel is set in Ithaca area & contains references to Ithaca locales & activities. It's about a man who came of age during the Sixties, & his travels to middle-age, detailing both his successes & failures along the way."

"KPEWORCH" wins gift certificate to Viva Taqueria. Reply by 10/31.

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"WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH $200 BILLION?" Speakout 11/2 on the Commons

TELL COUNTY BOARD OF REPS WHAT YOU THINK OF BUDGET CUTS "The County Board considers a proposed property tax increase of 22% even after County departments & human service agencies have cut their budgets by up to 20%. This increase would amount to about $8 a month on a $100,000 house." PUBLIC COMMENT ON BUDGET: 10/30, 7pm, High School. Open mic 11/12, 7pm Boynton Middle.

"SPJ2" wins gift certificate to Gimme! Coffee. Reply by 10/31 to claim.

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INDEPENDENT MEDIA FOR INDEPENDENT MINDS is now more important than ever. Relying on the Ithaca Journal or WSKG for world news is like peeking through a pinhole. Take a bigger look:

---"DEMOCRACY NOW!" BACK ON RADIO IN ITHACA 9-10am weekdays WEOS 88.1 FM Please send reception reports to jessielind@hotmail.com http://www.democracynow.org
---"PACIFICA'S PEACEWATCH" 10-11am weekdays WEOS 88.1FM news-analysis focusing on the push for war with Iraq and wider issues surrounding the "War on Terrorism."
---ITHACA COMMUNITY RADIO, 88.1 FM: "Community radio is not about profit; it's not a privilege of the rich. It's a place where marginalized people & ideas that challenge the conventional wisdom can speak & be heard. It's a place where the creative skills of the community can be shared. In order to do this, ICR workers have borrowed more than $10,000 on our personal credit. Contributions gratefully accepted." ICR, 518 South Cayuga, Ithaca 14850.
---ITHACA INDYMEDIA makes YOU the reporter.
---INDYMEDIA.ORG links the planet on this basis.
---ITHACA LISTSERVES connect thousands of us.
---THE LUMINARY NEWS on Channel 13 TV provides shows not available through mainstream. Mon 10pm; Fri 5pm; Channel 78 Tues 7pm. 277-6300
---CABLE CHANNEL 13 puts the whole town behind the camera
---ITHACA COMMUNITY NEWS is archived at www.ithacanews.org
---THE UPROAR presents articles against war & corporate globalization.
---COMMONDREAMS.ORG is the web's finest news platform.
---HARPER'S WEEKLY REVIEW: weekly news summary
---IRAQ JOURNAL: grassroots reporting from Iraq: Jeremy Scahill

LATINO CIVIC ASSOCIATION REQUESTS A SPANISH-LANGUAGE CABLE TV CHANNEL: "We have done many petitions, with thousands of signatures to find total disregard from Time Warner.
---"As the Latino population continues to grow in the City & Tompkins County, we would like to ask you for a Spanish-speaking channel for all cable subscribers. We have channels for almost any interest, but no channels that address the Spanish-speaking population of the County & for those who enjoy Latino culture. Similar communities around Central New York do have this service; in the most 'enlightened' city of the Northeast, Ithaca, we don't." --Leonardo J. Vargas-Mě¨ndez

"ALTERNATIVE MEDIA" is taught at Ithaca College by John Hocheimer.

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LATINO HERITAGE MONTH 2002 CONCERT: Concierto de Camara The Finger Lakes Strings & Claire Halpert at piano. 10/19, 7:00pm CSMA, 330 E. State. 277-8699 free.

CHILDREN'S FALL ARTS FAIR 10/20 noon-5pm "children make bat wings & fairy wings, enjoy pumpkin painting & ghost drawing. Locally-produced hot apple cider. All souls are invited to this ghoulishly fun event." See Spot Art Gallery, 108 the Commons. emw25@cornell.edu

"KSANDSM" wins gift certificate from Acorn Designs. Reply by 10/31.

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FUTON FACTORY COMING TO ITHACA: White Lotus Home (founded 1981) is ready to start its workshop in Ithaca. Intending to "hire and train new futon makers, leading us to hiring people to sew: make cases & covers, pillow stuffing. Then shipping & warehouse personnel, & retail store."
---"Seeking dormant factory space w/loading dock(s), low rent to start. Finders fee 25 IthacaHOURS or futon of choice upon signing lease. Prefer to be in Ithaca for employee's sake (access without car). Theodore Casparian. Or get catalog at Juna's

ITHACA HOURS on ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT: rebroadcast on Channel 13: 10/27 at 9:30pm; 11/6 at 6pm; 11/11 at 6:30pm

"ABODE3" wins gift certificate to ABC Cafe. Reply by 10/31.

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ITHACA FOOD NEWS

ITHACA FINE CHOCOLATES: Fair Trade chocolate bars made in Ithaca go on sale next week. Each bar includes a fine art reproduction by local artist. "Ten percent of sales goes to art education programs w/local & global impact." Erika Fowler-Decatur 257-7954

THANKSGIVING DINNER DELIVERED. "You can invite people over & have your meal already done! Meals will be packaged w/heating instruction, ready to be picked up by 11/26." Deadline 11/18. Michele Wilbur, Green Cuisine 277-4269 HOURS accepted.

FINGER LAKIN' GOOD TEMPEH made from organic local soybeans: Bob Bohdan HOURS.

GARLIC FESTIVAL at FARMERS' MARKET 10/19 * 9am-2pm Saturdays till 12/21. JACK-O-LANTERN JAMBOREE at FARMERS' MARKET 10/27. Last Sunday this year.

LASAGNA DINNER FUNDRAISER for G.I.A.C. Programs at Salvation Army,150 N. Albany 10/23, 5:30-7:30pm.Vegetarian & non vegetarian. $5.00/adult, $3.00 /youth, family rates. HOURS accepted.

FAIR TRADE COFFEE meetings at Cornell: Andres Blanco

"THW3" wins gift certificate to Harvest Deli. Reply by 10/31.

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GREEN PARTY VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN results to date:
**Democrat (31.4%),
**Green (30.3%),
**No party affiliation (28.7%),
**Republican (7.4%),
**Independence (1.1%),
**Liberal (.5%),
**Working Families Party (.2%),
**Conservative (.2%).
Enrolled at Greenstar, Tops, Cornell & The Commons. Wegman's refused to allow registration.

CANDIDATE FORUM at TC3: Fireplace Lounge 10/25 1-3pm. Candidates for 125th Assembly District Barbara Lifton (D) & Mike Sigler (R). Also Mary Jo Long (G) for Atty General & Mark Dunau (G) 24th Dist House of Reps. ASL interpreter provided.

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS CANDIDATES' FORUM 10/24 7-9pm Ithaca Town Hall, Buffalo/Tioga Sts. Tompkins County Sheriff candidates: Green Party: Pete Meyers and Democratic Party: Peter Meskill.
---8:00-9:00 Debate between NYS Assembly District 125 candidates: Democratic Party: Barbara Lifton and Republican Party: Mike Sigler.
---Submit questions in advance

"DENIS_A" wins gift certificate to Cafe Strand. Reply by 10/31.

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ITHACA WAR & PEACE REPORT

MIDEAST PEACE BENEFIT 11/3 featuring Annie Burns (with Walter Strauss), Sim Redmond, Colleen Kattau, and the Cornell Mideast Music Ensemble, with Mediterranean-style dishes and desserts provided by Macro-Mama & Moosewood 3, 7 pm at CSMA 328 E. State. Sponsored by the Coalition for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel, Progressive Jewish Voice, Cornell Arab Association & Catholic Worker. Tickets $10 in advance; $12 at door, available at Ithaca Guitar Works, Autumn Leaves, Moosewood, Alternatives Library and Small World Music. Carl Feuer

ITHACA COLLEGE STUDENT GOVERNMENT OPPOSES WAR ON IRAQ 10/8/02:
--"RESOLVED, that the Ithaca College Student Government Association urges the U.S. and Iraqi Governments to work in good faith to ensure the return of U.N. weapons inspectors, to alleviate the suffering of the Iraqi people, & to abide by the framework of international law. Thereby, absent new evidence or events that dramatically change the present situation, the Ithaca College Student Government Association urges representatives in Congress to vote against any resolution that would allow the President power to escalate military action against Iraq at least until Congress has more time to discuss the issue with their constituents, as well as allot additional time to gather more evidence & debate on the issue."
--The resolution notes that, by UNICEF estimates, U.N. economic sanctions have caused the deaths of over 500,000 Iraqi children 1990-99.

CORNELL COALITION TO STOP THE WAR ORGANIZES TEACH-IN(S) to provide basic background information about economics of the war, oil & empire, international relations, how the international community feels & is affected, role of the media in mis-educating the public, & U.S. at perpetual war. Philip Fiadino Matthew Gleed

THE WHITE ROSE play based on events in Munich, Germany 1942-43 during WW II. "A group of students formed an underground resistance movement they called theWhite Rose. They wrote, published, & distributed anti-Nazi leaflets. Several of the students were former members of the "Hitler Youth" and some were medics in the German Army."
---10/19, 24, 25, 26 at First Baptist Church,Dewitt Park, 8pm. Tickets $10 general, $7 students & seniors. HOURS accepted. Tickets at door or The Bookery, Mundo Gitano, Autumn Leaves, Greenstar. 10/24 is "Pay What You Can" night. jcummins@alternatives.org
---"Walnut Branch Productions is a new theatre company based in Ithaca, NY, whose mission is to produce socially conscious theatre in the community. "

THE NAZI REGIME WAS DISTINGUISHED BY FOUR DOCTRINES:
1) pre-emptive invasion of nations to control their resources
2) extermination of 'lesser' & foreign peoples
3) subordination of civil liberties to empire
4) delegation of warmaking to a supreme ruler
---FORTY PERCENT OF DEMOCRATS IN THE U.S. CONGRESS have joined congressional Republicans to make these doctrines the law of our land by approving preemptive invasion of Iraq (which puts everyone in Iraq on death row); by having endorsed the Bush/Clinton/Bush embargo which has killed 1.7 million Iraqis; by voting for the Anti-Patriot Act; & by ceding their Constitutional warmaking power to Bush.
---Democrats and Republicans thus yield an estimated $200 billion to this impending slaughter. This money should instead be spent to stabilize social security, build health clinics, provide university scholarships, install railroads, rebuild cities, repair the environment.
---CLINTON/SCHUMER/HINCHEY PEACE VOTE RECORD

THE ITHACA SOCIAL FORUM 11/22-23 "Inspired by the World Social Forum in Porto Allegre [we seek to] generate serious discussion about how we can... create effective activist networks in the struggle for social justice, to link local issues." Lucas Shapiro

EXCELLENT REBUTTAL OF BUSH CLAIMS
MIDEAST CRISIS LINKS
ARAB BOYCOTT OF U.S. GOODS

MARCH ON WASHINGTON 10/26: three Ithaca buses going. Tickets at ABC cafe: $42. Scholarships available. Details in previous ICN Every state attending.

"BEING PEACE: A DAY OF REFLECTION, ENVISIONING, & EMPOWERMENT" 11/16, 9- 5. Anabel Taylor Hall, rm 314, Cornell. "Living the Questions - Whole System Designs Supporting Personal & Cultural Evolution." Suggested donation $40. HOURS welcome. No one turned away for lack of funds. Register: 272-1809 phebe@ecovillage.ithaca.ny.us Please bring sack lunch.

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES COMMUNITY SHOPPING DAY 10/19. "World Food Day is a worldwide event to increase awareness of world hunger & food security. 15% proceeds this day donated to Project Growing Hope, which manages the 133 plots of the community gardens near Third Street."

COLUMBIA WAR TEACH-IN: causes & current U.S. involvement. Films, speakers, panel: 10/20, 10am-4pm, Memorial Room, Willard Straight Hall

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WOMEN'S RETREAT & ORGANIC DAY SPA to SOOTHE PRE-HOLIDAY STRESS 11/2, 8:00am-6:30pm, Ramada Inn, Triphammer Rd. "Research indicates that depression levels rise throughout the winter season. Women are especially at risk for stress-related illness during the Holiday Season. With this in mind, why not take a day to experience chi kung, learn more about feng shui, meditate, journal, swim, sauna, get a massage, or nap? This all-day retreat for women features organic, vegetarian food, stress-reduction tips, & healing services some of NYS's leading women healing arts practitioners." HOURS Accepted & $10 discount for Ithaca Health Fund members. Michelle Berry, Courtney Consulting & Counseling 256-1070

BIRDING IN COSTA RICA: Educational Travel of Ithaca offers two birding trips: January 8-19 & 7/16-27. Sandra Pollack 277-1416 Ithaca HOURS 20% accepted.

"J__@EPODUNK" wins gift certificate to Ten Thousand Villages. Reply by 10/31.

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AMAZING ITHACA HISTORY

* October 19, 1950: MRS. T.R. BRIGGS IS JAILED for refusal to pay $1.00 parking meter violations. She declares that as a taxpayer she had already paid for use of the city streets & would not submit to a "double tax." "It serves my conscience better to do it this way."
* October 20, 1876: PUMPKIN PIE FESTIVAL, from the local harvest.
* October 21, 1942: Red hen lays eggs in a pail of water.
* October 22, 1919: Levi Spaulding becomes city's FIRST BLACK POLICEMAN.
* October 23, 1920: A celebrating throng of Cornell freshmen swarms down Buffalo St, attacks sophomores at Ithaca Hotel, where they strip each other naked & go STREAKING through the strets.
* October 24, 1825: FIRST PLAY ever presented, "Heir at Law," after formation of Ithaca Theatre.
* October 25, 1911: Women of the First Methodist Church vote to remove their hats during worship. Men had excused themselves from going to church because they "can't see the pastor" over large hats.
* October 26, 1967: 30-DAY FAST begun by Cornell students rotating 24-hour shifts, on the Arts Quad, protesting the Vietnam War.

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YOUR LETTERS

"I was reading this morning that your fine publication is the best ['Ithaca's Best Website']. That got me thinking that maybe it could be even better with some personal ads sprinkled in.... you know, spice it up a little. I will volunteer to be the first, if you will screen out wierdos for me. How 'bout something like this: "Generally happy middle-aged woman willing to be introduced to eligible gentlemen. Reply to this address." What do you think? I realize it would be a bit of a burden, sorting through the thousands of responses that would undoubtedly pour in. I'm only halfway kidding. Don't you dare put my name or e-mail in your newsletter or I'll wring your neck." --_______
---[REPLY] Good idea. It would require more technical/web capacity than I have. Any reader who'd like to build a local match site would be welcome to link it tothis one.
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"Some time back I believe I saw some mention on your newsletter about where one could a) recycle broken/old computers and b) a place where one could donate working computer equipment.
---I have a couple old Macs and a monitor that no longer work and don't know where to take them. I also have a couple Stylewriter printers for Mac & would be happy to donate them. --Jennifer Hanna
---[REPLY] Babbage's Basement is a project of the Sciencenter
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"I am new to the area and think your newsletter is fabulous. I hope we get the chance to cross paths soon. Please add me to your list." --Phebe

"LISAKLEDZIK" wins gift certificate to Toko Imports. Reply by 10/31.
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"I noticed you mentioned clearing houses for local web pages & also the way Google searches often take one far afield. You may want to mention that there is a search engine available that just searches local pages (connected to the ithacanet data base and, I think, some others). It is on the www.IthacaNet.org home page & this is the direct link. People can get search boxes put on their own web pages by following the instructions there." --Rebecca James
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"I would also like to respond to M. Watson who wrote: 'I was wondering , as a bycicle [sic] activist, where do you stand on the issue of over regulation of State Forest use by Mountain bikers?--ie. allowing us to only use the trails during certain times of year, if at all. Why do horse back riders & hikers have so much more say in the matter? They hardly maintain these trails.'
---I am a horseback rider & a horse-drawn-carriage driver. I live very near State Forest land & access to these trails is an important part of my life. You may like to think I do, but in reality I have no more say in DEC matters than anybody else. I attend meetings, write letters, & have signed up to do trail maintenance w/ the DEC program. As I understand the DEC Region 7 Recreational Management Planning document, equestrians & bike riders were treated alike to trail closings in season. The divide & conquer strategy works, but not if user groups work together to let their interests be known. Have you read the proposed Plan? Do you know the issues? Do you know the name of your regional DEC representatives? If not, they probably don't know yours either, & they probably didn't hear about your concerns. I assert that if trails are closed to bikers it affects my life 'cause I'm probably the next one on the list. So I advocate for trail access for all users. But there is always room for one more person speaking up at meetings..." --M. McRae
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"Please add me to your subscriber list for the Ithaca Community News. Thanks in advance (& thanks overall for doing so much to help our community -- the little one in which we live & the larger one we share)." --Liz Smith
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"I'm wondering if you know anything about/have an opinion about NYSEG's program where one can commit to purchase blocks of wind energy for NYSEG's supply pool. On the one hand, it doesn't reduce your regular electricity bill any, & then you have to pay for the blocks of wind energy @ 2.50/kwh (which is not a whole lot, compared to the price of regular electricity, 'tis true) on top of that, so it could be viewed as a type of corporate welfare.
---"On the other hand, the idea is that wind energy is more expensive by that amount (2.50/kwh) & so you are basically paying for NYSEG to either supplement their pool or replace that amount of energy w/ wind instead of cheaper, less environmentally-friendly energy sources. (NYSEG is a distributer, not a supplier of energy). NYSEG gives you a certificate that it has in fact purchased those hours. So it could be viewed that you have basically opted to use wind for your (or someone's) house & it costs more. What do you think?" --Molly [REPLY] NYSEG is not in business to provide cheap, clean energy. They're owned by Energy East, whose main investors are ExxonMobil, GE, Wal-Mart, Citigroup, IBM, Philip Morris, etc. The more direct route to lower fuel bills would be superinsulation, superefficient electronics, municipalization of NYSEG & wind energy co-ops. see Vermont Consumers' Energy Co-op
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"I would like to know if you have any information of protests that may be going to Washington D.C. concerning the President's continued effort to initiate a war with Iraq." --Eliot
---[REPLY] Read the Ithaca War & Peace Report section of the first October issue of ICN for info about the 10/26 demonstration in D.C.
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"My nephew is studying abroad in France this semester & has asked me for info on Ithaca currency. Could you send me the info & website." --Audrey
---[REPLY] Background for starting local currencies is at www.ithacahours.com See Pictures of all 17 notes issued by Ithaca since 1991 (including the new Tenth HOUR note):
-------- "CJC17" wins gift certificate to Mundo Gitano. Reply by 10/31.

"For those of us who love to play and splash in our creeks: Two pipes occasionally releasing soapy/smelly water have been brought to the attention of the city council recently. One into Cascadilla creek right under Stewart Ave, the other into 6 Mile Creek under the foot bridge at the end of Farris Place. To report anything questionable coming out of those pipes or to give us support eliminating this problem please call: Ilonka Wloch 273-1779 and/or Bill Gray, Superintendent of Public Works 274-6527. --Ilonka
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"Whooyee! I won [a gift certificate]. How do I claim my prize?" --Adam
---[REPLY] Winners send their mailing addresses to paglo@lightlink.com ---- "Keep up the good work (and I don't just mean providing prizes for lucky people like me). The Community News is a big plus (even an A-plus)." --Barry
---- "I'm a capitalist. Please don't send me any more of this." -H.P. --[REPLY] There are many types of capital (including labor) & many ways to control & use it: Whole Ithaca Stock Exchange (WISE)
-------- "Thanks for producing ICN -- as others have said, & as you almost certainly know, you're performing a valuable public service." --Tom Herden
-------- "Would you please remove me from this wretched list of yours." PK
---- "I always read the news with great interest & appreciate the work you do. Thanks for the mention of the I&R web site in the October issue. The new page is http://ir.tompkins.ny --Ed Swayze
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"You wrote: 'Some big-city Cornell students are distinguished in public places by their fear of sparrows ("do they bite?").' --Come on, you just made that up? --Jordan Erenrich
---[REPLY] Nope-- heard this remark about sparrows recently at Collegetown Bagels. Not a fair characterization of urban students generally, but many sure are wary of flying bugs.
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"I am sending you several websites that either give information, ask for signatures, or allow you to fax letters to your senators expressing your thoughts onthe US going to war against Iraq." --Susanne http://www.moveon.org, http://www.truemajority.org & http://www.notinourname.net
---- "ROBYNHAMME" wins gift certificate to Sparrow's Wines. Reply by 10/31.
-------- "LOVE your newsletter, I find myself reading the whole thing! Thanks so much for having the time & committment! God Bless!" --F.
---- "Thanks for all your good work on Ithaca Community News. We love it and welcome an opportunity to support your efforts. Enclosed is $10.00." --Lisa & David
--[REPLY] THANKS! Donations for this newsletter & site are requested: ICN, Box 365, Ithaca, NY 14851.

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EDITORIAL

---There is one political party reliably voting for peace. Had the Green Party already replaced the Democratic Party in Congress, the Iraq attack would not be legitimated. Had Greens eclipsed Democrats there, the deadly Iraq embargo would have ended. Middle East policy would have shifted so to have likely prevented the 9/11 attack. There would in fact have been so little dependence on Arab oil that there'd be no U.S. military there.
---Congressional Democrats have long helped Republicans convert your taxes into weapons, prisons, multinational corporate control, agribusiness domination, while increasing middle class taxes.
---You have power to break the DemoPublican monopoly, on Tuesday 11/5. To retain ballot status in NYS, the Green Party NEEDS 50,000 VOTES for its CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR, STANLEY ARONOWITZ http://www.stanleyaronowitz.org In this county (except Ithaca & Newfield) Mark Dunau runs for Congress against Republican, Conservative & Right-to-Life candidates. There's no Democrat.
---Locally, Pete Meyers runs for Sheriff on the Green line, promoting alternatives to incarceration, to prevent costly jail expansion. He favors programs proven practical elsewhere with details.
---Greens have also endorsed Barbara Lifton on the Dem line, for State Asssembly, because she has shared their grassroots work.

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--DREAMING WITH THE DEPARTED w/ Robert Moss 10/30 7-9:30pm at Massage School.
--ACUPUNCTURE: For Beginners, Treat Your Feet, Revitalize Immunity, Happy Belly: Cat Berry 256-7070. HOURS accepted.
--SHAPESHIFITING INTO HEALTH AND WELLNESS 11/2, 10am-1pm. Pat Floyd for location. HOURS accepted.
--ALZHEIMERS/DEMENTIA INFO MEETING 10/31, 10am, Senior Citizen Center 121 W. Court. "Memory loss is preventable and curable." 273-6557


--CHILDREN'S DANCE HOUR at Tiamat Studio, 136 E. State, Sundays 1:30- 2:30pm ages 9 to 12; 2:30 - 3:30pm ages 3 to 8. HOURS 25%. Dance lessons by Roger Christian
--DERVISH WHIRLING LESSONS this fall at Ithaca Zen Center: Marcia Radin 272-0694 for time/dates.

"JOHNSHERWOOD" wins gift certificate to The Yoga Corner. Reply by 10/31 to claim.
"MEL" wins gift certificate to White Lotus Home. Reply by 10/31 to claim.

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4-H CLUBS FOR YOUTH & ADULTS "It takes a lot of adults to nurture the skills of the 4,000+ youth currently involved in 4-H here in Tompkins County. Parents/guardians lead projects w/in clubs like Rocketry, Horticulture, Photography, Public Speaking, Animal Showmanship, Sewing, Communication Arts, Environmental Education, Entomology, & Arts& Crafts, etc. Ithaca has many clubs. Youth 5- 19 JoAnne Baldini 272-2292.

HORSE EQUIPMENT STORE NEW/USED: Patchwork Therapeutic Riding Center: Weds/Thurs 4-8, all day Saturdays. 898-3808. Patchwork welcomes new riders.
--"PTRC Womans Healing Group is FULL! We had seven organizations respond [to the note in ICN] with groups to ride that need our services. We are working or writing proposals for grants so everyone can enjoy our horses. Also TRAIL RIDES are in full swing with the beautiful weather! HOURS accepted.

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ETCETERAE

OPEN TALENT CALL WEEK OF 10/28: independent production company recently completed principal photography on short film seeking voiceover characters: Radio Announcer: man ages 35-65. 3 Evangelists: men ages 40-70. "Monologues are on a variety of straightforward and twisted topics. Recording 1st or 2nd week Nov. Maria 277-7185

PORTRAITS OF THE EXPECTING & NURSING FAMILY: Portraits of the Individual; Images for the Collector: 25% HOURS accepted. Visions in Silver Photography: Christopher Wright at 272-9050.

--"JOE KNOWS DOGS" positive training techinques: Joe Pierson 272-2136. One HOUR per dog.
--LOST: green Kelty child backpack at Farmer's Market 9/28 inside circle of benches in grassy area behind market stalls. Peretz & Alison 273-7093
--SEEKING: "a new friend who can speak Polish." Ilonka 273-1779,

"MMMCRAE" wins gift certificate to Oasis Grocery. Reply by 10/31 to claim.

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LAUGHTER IS A GOOD STRETCH, TOO: workshop Saturday 1-4 pm &/or FUNdamentals of Successful Work, Sunday 1-4 pm. Led by Phil Milgrom. The Yoga Corner Register ($40 for one -$70 for both). 25% HOURS.

--- "Upstate New York Barn, Tulips" by woodcarver Mary Shelley
---"Botanical Perspectives", Iris Henderson Wolley, Marian DeGloria, Laura Taylor, Clinton House Artspace till 10/31. 273-5072.

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HANK ROBERTS & WIGGY DOG BOY: "THE TRUTH & RECONCILIATION SHOW" 11/9 at 7:30pm: new recording & his first in 5 years: CD Release party & performance at State Theatre. Mamadou Diabate opens. Special guests Paul Gordon (formerly of The Second Hand), Richie Sterns, more. An evening reminiscent of the old vaudeville show is in store for you. FREE!

WATER BEAR 10/18 & 11/9, Bistro Q on West Buffalo, 7pm-9pm. Ruth Roland & Mer Boel, violins, Tim Reppert, bass. Free for restaurant/bar patrons. Mer Boel 277-5963
---ABC Cafe 10/19 9:30pm. $5.00 cover, HOURS accepted, family discounts available.

BOUND FOR GLORY 10/27: Fishken & Groves. 11/3 :Sparky & Rhonda Rucker . Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell: Phil Shapiro 607-844-4535.

"CASBATH" wins two tickets to Cinemapolis/FCP. Reply by 10/31 to claim.

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

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EDITOR: paul5glover@yahoo.com

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ITHACA COMMUNITY NEWS
October #2 2002

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

[This is the first of two messages monthly sent to 6,778 Ithaca area residents]

FOURTEEN 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), Ten Thousand Villages ($10), ABC Cafe ($10), Cafe Strand ($5), Acorn Designs ($7.50), 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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ITHACA BOOKSALE CENSUS: According to Friends of Library Booksale organizers, MOST FAVORITE CATEGORIES: Science Fiction, Cookbooks, Children's books, Hobbies, Sex, Specials. LEAST FAVORITE CATEGORIES: Political Science, Math, Law, "Inspiration."

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ITHACA HE-MAN NEWS

MAYOR COHEN SEEKS TO STRIP MEN OF RIGHT TO REMOVE SHIRTS, IN ORDER TO REDUCE THE LIBERTY OF WOMEN TO DO SAME: his memo to Commons Advisory Board:
---"The United States Supreme Court has issued a decision that it is not legal to discriminate between men & women in regards to wearing clothing. Wherever men are allowed to be shirtless, women are also allowed to be shirtless. The City of Ithaca is beginning to investigate areas that they feel may be inappropriate for men & women to be less than fully clothed, & the Commons has been identified as one of those areas. The City Attorney's Office is conducting research into the legality of requiring people to be fully clothed in certain areas of the City, & the Mayor would like to know what your interest level is in pursuing this type of legislation, or any other ideas you may have regarding this topic." --Mayor Alan J. Cohen 274-6501

SUPERMAN NOVELIST & TOMPKINS COUNTY RESIDENT ROGER STERN has written the first book to follow the popular Smallville TV series. His book "SMALLVILLE: STRANGE VISITORS" takes readers beyond the TV show to" join young Clark Kent, Lana Lang, & Lex Luthor on new, original adventures."
---Stern's first novel, The Death & Life of Superman, was a New York Times bestseller.

THE GIANT'S CHAIR, new novel by Ithacan Marc Catone, follows Adam Chance, a "quintessential Sixties man who finds the reality of the 90s hard to endure. Part of novel is set in Ithaca area & contains references to Ithaca locales & activities. It's about a man who came of age during the Sixties, & his travels to middle-age, detailing both his successes & failures along the way."

"KPEWORCH" wins gift certificate to Viva Taqueria. Reply by 10/31.

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"WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH $200 BILLION?" Speakout 11/2 on the Commons

TELL COUNTY BOARD OF REPS WHAT YOU THINK OF BUDGET CUTS "The County Board considers a proposed property tax increase of 22% even after County departments & human service agencies have cut their budgets by up to 20%. This increase would amount to about $8 a month on a $100,000 house." PUBLIC COMMENT ON BUDGET: 10/30, 7pm, High School. Open mic 11/12, 7pm Boynton Middle.

"SPJ2" wins gift certificate to Gimme! Coffee. Reply by 10/31 to claim.

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INDEPENDENT MEDIA FOR INDEPENDENT MINDS is now more important than ever. Relying on the Ithaca Journal or WSKG for world news is like peeking through a pinhole. Take a bigger look:

---"DEMOCRACY NOW!" BACK ON RADIO IN ITHACA 9-10am weekdays WEOS 88.1 FM Please send reception reports to jessielind@hotmail.com http://www.democracynow.org
---"PACIFICA'S PEACEWATCH" 10-11am weekdays WEOS 88.1FM news-analysis focusing on the push for war with Iraq and wider issues surrounding the "War on Terrorism."
---ITHACA COMMUNITY RADIO, 88.1 FM: "Community radio is not about profit; it's not a privilege of the rich. It's a place where marginalized people & ideas that challenge the conventional wisdom can speak & be heard. It's a place where the creative skills of the community can be shared. In order to do this, ICR workers have borrowed more than $10,000 on our personal credit. Contributions gratefully accepted." ICR, 518 South Cayuga, Ithaca 14850.
---ITHACA INDYMEDIA makes YOU the reporter.
---INDYMEDIA.ORG links the planet on this basis.
---ITHACA LISTSERVES connect thousands of us.
---THE LUMINARY NEWS on Channel 13 TV provides shows not available through mainstream. Mon 10pm; Fri 5pm; Channel 78 Tues 7pm. 277-6300
---CABLE CHANNEL 13 puts the whole town behind the camera
---ITHACA COMMUNITY NEWS is archived at www.ithacanews.org
---THE UPROAR presents articles against war & corporate globalization.
---COMMONDREAMS.ORG is the web's finest news platform.
---HARPER'S WEEKLY REVIEW: weekly news summary
---IRAQ JOURNAL: grassroots reporting from Iraq: Jeremy Scahill

LATINO CIVIC ASSOCIATION REQUESTS A SPANISH-LANGUAGE CABLE TV CHANNEL: "We have done many petitions, with thousands of signatures to find total disregard from Time Warner.
---"As the Latino population continues to grow in the City & Tompkins County, we would like to ask you for a Spanish-speaking channel for all cable subscribers. We have channels for almost any interest, but no channels that address the Spanish-speaking population of the County & for those who enjoy Latino culture. Similar communities around Central New York do have this service; in the most 'enlightened' city of the Northeast, Ithaca, we don't." --Leonardo J. Vargas-Mě¨ndez

"ALTERNATIVE MEDIA" is taught at Ithaca College by John Hocheimer.

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LATINO HERITAGE MONTH 2002 CONCERT: Concierto de Camara The Finger Lakes Strings & Claire Halpert at piano. 10/19, 7:00pm CSMA, 330 E. State. 277-8699 free.

CHILDREN'S FALL ARTS FAIR 10/20 noon-5pm "children make bat wings & fairy wings, enjoy pumpkin painting & ghost drawing. Locally-produced hot apple cider. All souls are invited to this ghoulishly fun event." See Spot Art Gallery, 108 the Commons. emw25@cornell.edu

"KSANDSM" wins gift certificate from Acorn Designs. Reply by 10/31.

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FUTON FACTORY COMING TO ITHACA: White Lotus Home (founded 1981) is ready to start its workshop in Ithaca. Intending to "hire and train new futon makers, leading us to hiring people to sew: make cases & covers, pillow stuffing. Then shipping & warehouse personnel, & retail store."
---"Seeking dormant factory space w/loading dock(s), low rent to start. Finders fee 25 IthacaHOURS or futon of choice upon signing lease. Prefer to be in Ithaca for employee's sake (access without car). Theodore Casparian. Or get catalog at Juna's

ITHACA HOURS on ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT: rebroadcast on Channel 13: 10/27 at 9:30pm; 11/6 at 6pm; 11/11 at 6:30pm

"ABODE3" wins gift certificate to ABC Cafe. Reply by 10/31.

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ITHACA FOOD NEWS

ITHACA FINE CHOCOLATES: Fair Trade chocolate bars made in Ithaca go on sale next week. Each bar includes a fine art reproduction by local artist. "Ten percent of sales goes to art education programs w/local & global impact." Erika Fowler-Decatur 257-7954

THANKSGIVING DINNER DELIVERED. "You can invite people over & have your meal already done! Meals will be packaged w/heating instruction, ready to be picked up by 11/26." Deadline 11/18. Michele Wilbur, Green Cuisine 277-4269 HOURS accepted.

FINGER LAKIN' GOOD TEMPEH made from organic local soybeans: Bob Bohdan HOURS.

GARLIC FESTIVAL at FARMERS' MARKET 10/19 * 9am-2pm Saturdays till 12/21. JACK-O-LANTERN JAMBOREE at FARMERS' MARKET 10/27. Last Sunday this year.

LASAGNA DINNER FUNDRAISER for G.I.A.C. Programs at Salvation Army,150 N. Albany 10/23, 5:30-7:30pm.Vegetarian & non vegetarian. $5.00/adult, $3.00 /youth, family rates. HOURS accepted.

FAIR TRADE COFFEE meetings at Cornell: Andres Blanco

"THW3" wins gift certificate to Harvest Deli. Reply by 10/31.

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GREEN PARTY VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN results to date:
**Democrat (31.4%),
**Green (30.3%),
**No party affiliation (28.7%),
**Republican (7.4%),
**Independence (1.1%),
**Liberal (.5%),
**Working Families Party (.2%),
**Conservative (.2%).
Enrolled at Greenstar, Tops, Cornell & The Commons. Wegman's refused to allow registration.

CANDIDATE FORUM at TC3: Fireplace Lounge 10/25 1-3pm. Candidates for 125th Assembly District Barbara Lifton (D) & Mike Sigler (R). Also Mary Jo Long (G) for Atty General & Mark Dunau (G) 24th Dist House of Reps. ASL interpreter provided.

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS CANDIDATES' FORUM 10/24 7-9pm Ithaca Town Hall, Buffalo/Tioga Sts. Tompkins County Sheriff candidates: Green Party: Pete Meyers and Democratic Party: Peter Meskill.
---8:00-9:00 Debate between NYS Assembly District 125 candidates: Democratic Party: Barbara Lifton and Republican Party: Mike Sigler.
---Submit questions in advance

"DENIS_A" wins gift certificate to Cafe Strand. Reply by 10/31.

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ITHACA WAR & PEACE REPORT

MIDEAST PEACE BENEFIT 11/3 featuring Annie Burns (with Walter Strauss), Sim Redmond, Colleen Kattau, and the Cornell Mideast Music Ensemble, with Mediterranean-style dishes and desserts provided by Macro-Mama & Moosewood 3, 7 pm at CSMA 328 E. State. Sponsored by the Coalition for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel, Progressive Jewish Voice, Cornell Arab Association & Catholic Worker. Tickets $10 in advance; $12 at door, available at Ithaca Guitar Works, Autumn Leaves, Moosewood, Alternatives Library and Small World Music. Carl Feuer

ITHACA COLLEGE STUDENT GOVERNMENT OPPOSES WAR ON IRAQ 10/8/02:
--"RESOLVED, that the Ithaca College Student Government Association urges the U.S. and Iraqi Governments to work in good faith to ensure the return of U.N. weapons inspectors, to alleviate the suffering of the Iraqi people, & to abide by the framework of international law. Thereby, absent new evidence or events that dramatically change the present situation, the Ithaca College Student Government Association urges representatives in Congress to vote against any resolution that would allow the President power to escalate military action against Iraq at least until Congress has more time to discuss the issue with their constituents, as well as allot additional time to gather more evidence & debate on the issue."
--The resolution notes that, by UNICEF estimates, U.N. economic sanctions have caused the deaths of over 500,000 Iraqi children 1990-99.

CORNELL COALITION TO STOP THE WAR ORGANIZES TEACH-IN(S) to provide basic background information about economics of the war, oil & empire, international relations, how the international community feels & is affected, role of the media in mis-educating the public, & U.S. at perpetual war. Philip Fiadino Matthew Gleed

THE WHITE ROSE play based on events in Munich, Germany 1942-43 during WW II. "A group of students formed an underground resistance movement they called theWhite Rose. They wrote, published, & distributed anti-Nazi leaflets. Several of the students were former members of the "Hitler Youth" and some were medics in the German Army."
---10/19, 24, 25, 26 at First Baptist Church,Dewitt Park, 8pm. Tickets $10 general, $7 students & seniors. HOURS accepted. Tickets at door or The Bookery, Mundo Gitano, Autumn Leaves, Greenstar. 10/24 is "Pay What You Can" night. jcummins@alternatives.org
---"Walnut Branch Productions is a new theatre company based in Ithaca, NY, whose mission is to produce socially conscious theatre in the community. "

THE NAZI REGIME WAS DISTINGUISHED BY FOUR DOCTRINES:
1) pre-emptive invasion of nations to control their resources
2) extermination of 'lesser' & foreign peoples
3) subordination of civil liberties to empire
4) delegation of warmaking to a supreme ruler
---FORTY PERCENT OF DEMOCRATS IN THE U.S. CONGRESS have joined congressional Republicans to make these doctrines the law of our land by approving preemptive invasion of Iraq (which puts everyone in Iraq on death row); by having endorsed the Bush/Clinton/Bush embargo which has killed 1.7 million Iraqis; by voting for the Anti-Patriot Act; & by ceding their Constitutional warmaking power to Bush.
---Democrats and Republicans thus yield an estimated $200 billion to this impending slaughter. This money should instead be spent to stabilize social security, build health clinics, provide university scholarships, install railroads, rebuild cities, repair the environment.
---CLINTON/SCHUMER/HINCHEY PEACE VOTE RECORD

THE ITHACA SOCIAL FORUM 11/22-23 "Inspired by the World Social Forum in Porto Allegre [we seek to] generate serious discussion about how we can... create effective activist networks in the struggle for social justice, to link local issues." Lucas Shapiro

EXCELLENT REBUTTAL OF BUSH CLAIMS
MIDEAST CRISIS LINKS
ARAB BOYCOTT OF U.S. GOODS

MARCH ON WASHINGTON 10/26: three Ithaca buses going. Tickets at ABC cafe: $42. Scholarships available. Details in previous ICN Every state attending.

"BEING PEACE: A DAY OF REFLECTION, ENVISIONING, & EMPOWERMENT" 11/16, 9- 5. Anabel Taylor Hall, rm 314, Cornell. "Living the Questions - Whole System Designs Supporting Personal & Cultural Evolution." Suggested donation $40. HOURS welcome. No one turned away for lack of funds. Register: 272-1809 phebe@ecovillage.ithaca.ny.us Please bring sack lunch.

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES COMMUNITY SHOPPING DAY 10/19. "World Food Day is a worldwide event to increase awareness of world hunger & food security. 15% proceeds this day donated to Project Growing Hope, which manages the 133 plots of the community gardens near Third Street."

COLUMBIA WAR TEACH-IN: causes & current U.S. involvement. Films, speakers, panel: 10/20, 10am-4pm, Memorial Room, Willard Straight Hall

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WOMEN'S RETREAT & ORGANIC DAY SPA to SOOTHE PRE-HOLIDAY STRESS 11/2, 8:00am-6:30pm, Ramada Inn, Triphammer Rd. "Research indicates that depression levels rise throughout the winter season. Women are especially at risk for stress-related illness during the Holiday Season. With this in mind, why not take a day to experience chi kung, learn more about feng shui, meditate, journal, swim, sauna, get a massage, or nap? This all-day retreat for women features organic, vegetarian food, stress-reduction tips, & healing services some of NYS's leading women healing arts practitioners." HOURS Accepted & $10 discount for Ithaca Health Fund members. Michelle Berry, Courtney Consulting & Counseling 256-1070

BIRDING IN COSTA RICA: Educational Travel of Ithaca offers two birding trips: January 8-19 & 7/16-27. Sandra Pollack 277-1416 Ithaca HOURS 20% accepted.

"J__@EPODUNK" wins gift certificate to Ten Thousand Villages. Reply by 10/31.

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AMAZING ITHACA HISTORY

* October 19, 1950: MRS. T.R. BRIGGS IS JAILED for refusal to pay $1.00 parking meter violations. She declares that as a taxpayer she had already paid for use of the city streets & would not submit to a "double tax." "It serves my conscience better to do it this way."
* October 20, 1876: PUMPKIN PIE FESTIVAL, from the local harvest.
* October 21, 1942: Red hen lays eggs in a pail of water.
* October 22, 1919: Levi Spaulding becomes city's FIRST BLACK POLICEMAN.
* October 23, 1920: A celebrating throng of Cornell freshmen swarms down Buffalo St, attacks sophomores at Ithaca Hotel, where they strip each other naked & go STREAKING through the strets.
* October 24, 1825: FIRST PLAY ever presented, "Heir at Law," after formation of Ithaca Theatre.
* October 25, 1911: Women of the First Methodist Church vote to remove their hats during worship. Men had excused themselves from going to church because they "can't see the pastor" over large hats.
* October 26, 1967: 30-DAY FAST begun by Cornell students rotating 24-hour shifts, on the Arts Quad, protesting the Vietnam War.

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YOUR LETTERS

"I was reading this morning that your fine publication is the best ['Ithaca's Best Website']. That got me thinking that maybe it could be even better with some personal ads sprinkled in.... you know, spice it up a little. I will volunteer to be the first, if you will screen out wierdos for me. How 'bout something like this: "Generally happy middle-aged woman willing to be introduced to eligible gentlemen. Reply to this address." What do you think? I realize it would be a bit of a burden, sorting through the thousands of responses that would undoubtedly pour in. I'm only halfway kidding. Don't you dare put my name or e-mail in your newsletter or I'll wring your neck." --_______
---[REPLY] Good idea. It would require more technical/web capacity than I have. Any reader who'd like to build a local match site would be welcome to link it tothis one.
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"Some time back I believe I saw some mention on your newsletter about where one could a) recycle broken/old computers and b) a place where one could donate working computer equipment.
---I have a couple old Macs and a monitor that no longer work and don't know where to take them. I also have a couple Stylewriter printers for Mac & would be happy to donate them. --Jennifer Hanna
---[REPLY] Babbage's Basement is a project of the Sciencenter
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"I am new to the area and think your newsletter is fabulous. I hope we get the chance to cross paths soon. Please add me to your list." --Phebe

"LISAKLEDZIK" wins gift certificate to Toko Imports. Reply by 10/31.
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"I noticed you mentioned clearing houses for local web pages & also the way Google searches often take one far afield. You may want to mention that there is a search engine available that just searches local pages (connected to the ithacanet data base and, I think, some others). It is on the www.IthacaNet.org home page & this is the direct link. People can get search boxes put on their own web pages by following the instructions there." --Rebecca James
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"I would also like to respond to M. Watson who wrote: 'I was wondering , as a bycicle [sic] activist, where do you stand on the issue of over regulation of State Forest use by Mountain bikers?--ie. allowing us to only use the trails during certain times of year, if at all. Why do horse back riders & hikers have so much more say in the matter? They hardly maintain these trails.'
---I am a horseback rider & a horse-drawn-carriage driver. I live very near State Forest land & access to these trails is an important part of my life. You may like to think I do, but in reality I have no more say in DEC matters than anybody else. I attend meetings, write letters, & have signed up to do trail maintenance w/ the DEC program. As I understand the DEC Region 7 Recreational Management Planning document, equestrians & bike riders were treated alike to trail closings in season. The divide & conquer strategy works, but not if user groups work together to let their interests be known. Have you read the proposed Plan? Do you know the issues? Do you know the name of your regional DEC representatives? If not, they probably don't know yours either, & they probably didn't hear about your concerns. I assert that if trails are closed to bikers it affects my life 'cause I'm probably the next one on the list. So I advocate for trail access for all users. But there is always room for one more person speaking up at meetings..." --M. McRae
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"Please add me to your subscriber list for the Ithaca Community News. Thanks in advance (& thanks overall for doing so much to help our community -- the little one in which we live & the larger one we share)." --Liz Smith
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"I'm wondering if you know anything about/have an opinion about NYSEG's program where one can commit to purchase blocks of wind energy for NYSEG's supply pool. On the one hand, it doesn't reduce your regular electricity bill any, & then you have to pay for the blocks of wind energy @ 2.50/kwh (which is not a whole lot, compared to the price of regular electricity, 'tis true) on top of that, so it could be viewed as a type of corporate welfare.
---"On the other hand, the idea is that wind energy is more expensive by that amount (2.50/kwh) & so you are basically paying for NYSEG to either supplement their pool or replace that amount of energy w/ wind instead of cheaper, less environmentally-friendly energy sources. (NYSEG is a distributer, not a supplier of energy). NYSEG gives you a certificate that it has in fact purchased those hours. So it could be viewed that you have basically opted to use wind for your (or someone's) house & it costs more. What do you think?" --Molly [REPLY] NYSEG is not in business to provide cheap, clean energy. They're owned by Energy East, whose main investors are ExxonMobil, GE, Wal-Mart, Citigroup, IBM, Philip Morris, etc. The more direct route to lower fuel bills would be superinsulation, superefficient electronics, municipalization of NYSEG & wind energy co-ops. see Vermont Consumers' Energy Co-op
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"I would like to know if you have any information of protests that may be going to Washington D.C. concerning the President's continued effort to initiate a war with Iraq." --Eliot
---[REPLY] Read the Ithaca War & Peace Report section of the first October issue of ICN for info about the 10/26 demonstration in D.C.
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"My nephew is studying abroad in France this semester & has asked me for info on Ithaca currency. Could you send me the info & website." --Audrey
---[REPLY] Background for starting local currencies is at www.ithacahours.com See Pictures of all 17 notes issued by Ithaca since 1991 (including the new Tenth HOUR note):
-------- "CJC17" wins gift certificate to Mundo Gitano. Reply by 10/31.

"For those of us who love to play and splash in our creeks: Two pipes occasionally releasing soapy/smelly water have been brought to the attention of the city council recently. One into Cascadilla creek right under Stewart Ave, the other into 6 Mile Creek under the foot bridge at the end of Farris Place. To report anything questionable coming out of those pipes or to give us support eliminating this problem please call: Ilonka Wloch 273-1779 and/or Bill Gray, Superintendent of Public Works 274-6527. --Ilonka
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"Whooyee! I won [a gift certificate]. How do I claim my prize?" --Adam
---[REPLY] Winners send their mailing addresses to paglo@lightlink.com ---- "Keep up the good work (and I don't just mean providing prizes for lucky people like me). The Community News is a big plus (even an A-plus)." --Barry
---- "I'm a capitalist. Please don't send me any more of this." -H.P. --[REPLY] There are many types of capital (including labor) & many ways to control & use it: Whole Ithaca Stock Exchange (WISE)
-------- "Thanks for producing ICN -- as others have said, & as you almost certainly know, you're performing a valuable public service." --Tom Herden
-------- "Would you please remove me from this wretched list of yours." PK
---- "I always read the news with great interest & appreciate the work you do. Thanks for the mention of the I&R web site in the October issue. The new page is http://ir.tompkins.ny --Ed Swayze
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"You wrote: 'Some big-city Cornell students are distinguished in public places by their fear of sparrows ("do they bite?").' --Come on, you just made that up? --Jordan Erenrich
---[REPLY] Nope-- heard this remark about sparrows recently at Collegetown Bagels. Not a fair characterization of urban students generally, but many sure are wary of flying bugs.
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"I am sending you several websites that either give information, ask for signatures, or allow you to fax letters to your senators expressing your thoughts onthe US going to war against Iraq." --Susanne http://www.moveon.org, http://www.truemajority.org & http://www.notinourname.net
---- "ROBYNHAMME" wins gift certificate to Sparrow's Wines. Reply by 10/31.
-------- "LOVE your newsletter, I find myself reading the whole thing! Thanks so much for having the time & committment! God Bless!" --F.
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--[REPLY] THANKS! Donations for this newsletter & site are requested: ICN, Box 365, Ithaca, NY 14851.

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EDITORIAL

---There is one political party reliably voting for peace. Had the Green Party already replaced the Democratic Party in Congress, the Iraq attack would not be legitimated. Had Greens eclipsed Democrats there, the deadly Iraq embargo would have ended. Middle East policy would have shifted so to have likely prevented the 9/11 attack. There would in fact have been so little dependence on Arab oil that there'd be no U.S. military there.
---Congressional Democrats have long helped Republicans convert your taxes into weapons, prisons, multinational corporate control, agribusiness domination, while increasing middle class taxes.
---You have power to break the DemoPublican monopoly, on Tuesday 11/5. To retain ballot status in NYS, the Green Party NEEDS 50,000 VOTES for its CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR, STANLEY ARONOWITZ http://www.stanleyaronowitz.org In this county (except Ithaca & Newfield) Mark Dunau runs for Congress against Republican, Conservative & Right-to-Life candidates. There's no Democrat.
---Locally, Pete Meyers runs for Sheriff on the Green line, promoting alternatives to incarceration, to prevent costly jail expansion. He favors programs proven practical elsewhere with details.
---Greens have also endorsed Barbara Lifton on the Dem line, for State Asssembly, because she has shared their grassroots work.

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--DREAMING WITH THE DEPARTED w/ Robert Moss 10/30 7-9:30pm at Massage School.
--ACUPUNCTURE: For Beginners, Treat Your Feet, Revitalize Immunity, Happy Belly: Cat Berry 256-7070. HOURS accepted.
--SHAPESHIFITING INTO HEALTH AND WELLNESS 11/2, 10am-1pm. Pat Floyd for location. HOURS accepted.
--ALZHEIMERS/DEMENTIA INFO MEETING 10/31, 10am, Senior Citizen Center 121 W. Court. "Memory loss is preventable and curable." 273-6557


--CHILDREN'S DANCE HOUR at Tiamat Studio, 136 E. State, Sundays 1:30- 2:30pm ages 9 to 12; 2:30 - 3:30pm ages 3 to 8. HOURS 25%. Dance lessons by Roger Christian
--DERVISH WHIRLING LESSONS this fall at Ithaca Zen Center: Marcia Radin 272-0694 for time/dates.

"JOHNSHERWOOD" wins gift certificate to The Yoga Corner. Reply by 10/31 to claim.
"MEL" wins gift certificate to White Lotus Home. Reply by 10/31 to claim.

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4-H CLUBS FOR YOUTH & ADULTS "It takes a lot of adults to nurture the skills of the 4,000+ youth currently involved in 4-H here in Tompkins County. Parents/guardians lead projects w/in clubs like Rocketry, Horticulture, Photography, Public Speaking, Animal Showmanship, Sewing, Communication Arts, Environmental Education, Entomology, & Arts& Crafts, etc. Ithaca has many clubs. Youth 5- 19 JoAnne Baldini 272-2292.

HORSE EQUIPMENT STORE NEW/USED: Patchwork Therapeutic Riding Center: Weds/Thurs 4-8, all day Saturdays. 898-3808. Patchwork welcomes new riders.
--"PTRC Womans Healing Group is FULL! We had seven organizations respond [to the note in ICN] with groups to ride that need our services. We are working or writing proposals for grants so everyone can enjoy our horses. Also TRAIL RIDES are in full swing with the beautiful weather! HOURS accepted.

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ETCETERAE

OPEN TALENT CALL WEEK OF 10/28: independent production company recently completed principal photography on short film seeking voiceover characters: Radio Announcer: man ages 35-65. 3 Evangelists: men ages 40-70. "Monologues are on a variety of straightforward and twisted topics. Recording 1st or 2nd week Nov. Maria 277-7185

PORTRAITS OF THE EXPECTING & NURSING FAMILY: Portraits of the Individual; Images for the Collector: 25% HOURS accepted. Visions in Silver Photography: Christopher Wright at 272-9050.

--"JOE KNOWS DOGS" positive training techinques: Joe Pierson 272-2136. One HOUR per dog.
--LOST: green Kelty child backpack at Farmer's Market 9/28 inside circle of benches in grassy area behind market stalls. Peretz & Alison 273-7093
--SEEKING: "a new friend who can speak Polish." Ilonka 273-1779,

"MMMCRAE" wins gift certificate to Oasis Grocery. Reply by 10/31 to claim.

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LAUGHTER IS A GOOD STRETCH, TOO: workshop Saturday 1-4 pm &/or FUNdamentals of Successful Work, Sunday 1-4 pm. Led by Phil Milgrom. The Yoga Corner Register ($40 for one -$70 for both). 25% HOURS.

--- "Upstate New York Barn, Tulips" by woodcarver Mary Shelley
---"Botanical Perspectives", Iris Henderson Wolley, Marian DeGloria, Laura Taylor, Clinton House Artspace till 10/31. 273-5072.

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HANK ROBERTS & WIGGY DOG BOY: "THE TRUTH & RECONCILIATION SHOW" 11/9 at 7:30pm: new recording & his first in 5 years: CD Release party & performance at State Theatre. Mamadou Diabate opens. Special guests Paul Gordon (formerly of The Second Hand), Richie Sterns, more. An evening reminiscent of the old vaudeville show is in store for you. FREE!

WATER BEAR 10/18 & 11/9, Bistro Q on West Buffalo, 7pm-9pm. Ruth Roland & Mer Boel, violins, Tim Reppert, bass. Free for restaurant/bar patrons. Mer Boel 277-5963
---ABC Cafe 10/19 9:30pm. $5.00 cover, HOURS accepted, family discounts available.

BOUND FOR GLORY 10/27: Fishken & Groves. 11/3 :Sparky & Rhonda Rucker . Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell: Phil Shapiro 607-844-4535.

"CASBATH" wins two tickets to Cinemapolis/FCP. Reply by 10/31 to claim.

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