ITHACA COMMUNITY NEWS
May #2 2003

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

[This is the SECOND OF TWO MESSAGES MONTHLY sent to 7,169 Ithaca area residents]

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FIFTEEN READERS OF THIS ISSUE HAVE WON GIFT CERTIFICATES with Ithaca Bakery ($5), Viva Taqueria ($5), Cinemapolis/Fall Creek Pictures (2 tickets), Ithaca Fine Chocolates (4-pack), Gimme! Coffee (1# coffee), Oasis Grocery ($5), ($6), Sparrow's Wines ($10), Ten Thousand Villages ($10), ABC Cafe ($10), Acorn Designs ($7.50), Toko Imports ($5), Dinosaur Drygoods ($10), White Lotus Home ($10), Surya Incense (pkg), The Yoga Corner (free class).
WINNING EMAILS (randomly selected by computer) ARE NOTED AT ithacanews.org Winners reply sending their mailing address.

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NOT OFFICIALLY NEWS

* EXTRATERRESTIAL CONTACT, top of Dawes Hill 5/23. Says Steve Calkins, "This was an event where Earth folks put out the intention to have a face-to-face encounter with a friendly Extraterrestial Group. This is like CSETI (Center for the Study of Extraterrestial Intelligence) "Field Events" (where numerous contacts/encounters have occurred, & witnessed by many including police reports of same. I have been to three CSETI events & in each case UFOs appeared in the sky, (or light energy beings in one case)."
---Aliens have visited Ithaca often, perhaps because of our comparative enlightenment:
* 10/15&17/94: "white, green, gold, red lights" between Ithaca & Binghamton
* 5/20/89: "eight blimp-like objects" seen by 75 people, over Carl Sagan's house one hour, humming.
* Throughout 1967, Ithaca was nationally noted for UFO sightings: "Ithaca's Terrifying Flying Saucer Epidemic" Science & Mechanics magazine, July 1967

* JELLO MUD WRESTLING on College Avenue, days before graduation.
* GRAFFITI PAINTED OVER & POTHOLES FILLED JUST BEFORE GRADUATIONS.
* "I don't read newspapers or listen to radio. For good news, I watch my kids & animals play." --Sarah
* EAT YOUR LAWN: DANDELION RECIPES:
--- Dandelion_Recipe.html
--- frugalliving.about.com/library/weekly/aa042302a.htm
--- gardensablaze.com/HerbDandelionRec.htm

"LIGHTHOUSE ON CAYUGA LAKE"

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STUDENT RE-USE PROJECT "NAME YOUR OWN PRICE" YARD SALE: June 14/15 & June 21/22, 9am-5pm, at 410 Old Taughannock Blvd, on Inlet Island (N of Station Restaurant). Volunteers needed to collect/sort/set up sale of student castoffs. We need volunteers w/trucks or vans for pick-ups: Danny Leifer 227-2746, or Herb Susmann hsusmann@twcny.rr.com 539-6779. This year 50% of proceeds from the sale will benefit the Ithaca Community Radio
---For details how to donate & help

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FEATURED FUN STUFF

ITHACA FESTIVAL PARADE 5/29, 7pm, Buffalo St, rain/drizzle/shine.

AUTUMN LEAVES USED BOOKS FREE MUSIC SERIES Thurs & Fri 6:30-8:30pm; Sundays 2-4pm. 5/29 Laura & Yann; 5/30 Bodies In Motion; 6/1 Beth Kelly Flutes; 6/5 Margot Freedman; 6/6 Art Godin; 6/8 Karen Hanson Poetry; 6/12 JAIRO w/ Kathy Zeigler; 6/13 David Frumkin

STATE OF THE ART GALLERY "New Member Show" by Barbara Mink, Greg Page, Buzz Spector, "all new to the Ithaca art community." Opening reception 5/30, 5-8pm, 120 W State. 277-1626.

PERFORMING FOOD BENEFIT DINNER 5/31 at ABC Caf 8pm- midnight. Hank Roberts, poet Dan Keily, Off the Walnut Players, many more! Proceeds to See Spot Community Art Space.

STREET FAIR 6/6-7 by Starlight Peer Advocacy Center for Empowerment and the Mental Health Association. Games, face painting, refreshments, booths of local mental health & human service agencies, a dance Friday night. Yard sale & booths by local vendors. Rick 277-7337

POETRY OPEN MIC 6/6 at Juna's

KID'S FISHING DERBY 6/7, 7:30am-noon, Myers Park, Lansing, 15 & under. Registration 7:30am; Fishing begins 8:00am; Weigh In Closes 11:30 am; Prizes & Awards 12pm
---"Fish for perch, sunfish,& rockies; enter weigh in for heaviest fish. Also casting contest, hot dog roast, surprises! Free goody bags to first 50 entrants. Must be accompanied by adult.
---Pre-register by 6/4 at Cooperative Extension, Town of Lansing Dept Recreation, Barney's Bait & Tackle, Community Fly Fisher, or Sephra Albert at Lansing Middle School.

SEEING CERULEANS 6/8, 8am Salmon Creek Bird Sanctuary in Lansing, ornithologist Ken Rosenberg. Meet at Brooks Hill Rd/Salmon Creek Rd. (N of Ludlowville).

SHARE FEST 6/14, noon-7pm: Open house at SHARE Farm w/Ithaca bands, wagon rides, farm tours, BBQ & baked goods sale. "Support Native Cultures." Truesdale/Great Gully Rds E of Rte 90 between Union Springs & Aurora. Sliding scale $5. HOURS accepted. share@clarityconnect.com

THIRD THURSDAY BOOK GROUP at Autumn Leaves at 6:30 "to discuss memoir & fiction w/ 'world cultures theme.'" Next book: 6/17 "Ecology of a Cracker Childhood," by Janisse Ray.- Amy

MIRACLES, NATURE, THE GODDESS, & POLITICS: new work by Annemarie Zwack at Autumn Leaves through June. See works displayed

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ITHACA FOOD NEWS

LIVE FOOD & LIVE MUSIC at Ithaca Farmers Market, Saturdays (Third St), 9am-2pm. Market also Tuesdays (DeWitt Park). http://www.ithacamarket.com (Frog Hill Pottery now 100% HOURS)

SOLIDARITY FOOD NETWORK (Future Farm, Tompkins County Living Wage Coalition, NY Hunger Action Network) provides fresh organic produce to low income New Yorkers (<$20K). Join for $30/month + participation in two "Farm Days" (BBQ/barn raising) at Future Farm.
---Weekly grocery bags of food such as eggs, lettuce, peas, beets, carrots, spinach, squash, pumpkins, tomatos, onions, potatos, corn, chard, kale, beans, cucumbers, zuchini, broccoli available in season.
---Future Farm 589-4102 or TCLWC 269-0409

JUST ORGANICS ENTERPRISES (J.O.E.) "Ithaca area's first cooperatively owned & run organic produce home delivery service. Order your weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or three months of staple produce. Save by pre-ordering four or more deliveries. Pay for a full year & save even more. We guarantee 100% certified organic produce delivered to your home or office as often as you can use it. We support community programs involved in work around social justice. 10% of profits go toward local community outreach programs supporting sustainable democratic living, agriculture & education. Ithaca HOURS accepted 100%. justorganics@frontiernet.net 539-6509

ABC Cafe accepts 100% Ithaca HOURS until August.

COOKING OIL TO "LIQUID SOLAR: "Our business converts diesel engines to burn restaurants' waste vegetable oil. We also collect, filter & sell used vegetable oil to those who don't want to do it themselves." Seth Mead

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WHY WAIT! SEEKS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS TO THE ITHACA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT "We feel strongly that schools are a public responsibility, & donations are not a substitute for public funding of schools. [But] we hope to demonstrate to Governor Pataki & our state legislators that many voters believe that raising taxes on high incomes is preferable to shortchanging our children."
---Donations suggested: "0.1 percent of income for incomes under $100,000; 0.2 percent of income for incomes from $100,000-$199,999; 0.3 percent of income if your income is $200,000 or more."
-- "We believe education is a vital investment in the future. Many who are fortunate to have incomes above $100,000 are willing to be taxed more so that all our children get the excellent education they need. The increasing burden of property taxes needs to be addressed."
---Tax-deductible checks to IPEI- WhyWait!, Box 4268, Ithaca, NY 14852. Or pledge via Barbara Bauer 277-4113

ITHACA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET & BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTIONS 6/3.
---MEET BOARD OF ED CANDIDATES 5/28, 7pm, IHS cafeteria. Submit questions in advance

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ITHACA LABOR NEWS

LIVING WAGE RESOLUTION on city Council agenda 6/4. Supporters encouraged to speak in favor.

ENLIGHTENED MARKETS encourages & publicizes NYS businesses whose employers provide living wages. Its first campaign focuses on wineries.

WORKERS' RIGHTS CENTER 110 N. Geneva St. "If you think you are being treated unfairly at work or just have some questions about wages, unjust termination, family & medical leave, worker rights, union rights, discrimination, unemployment benefits, bullying, health & safety, etc contact 269-0409 TCWRC@yahoo.com or just stop over: Tuesdays 6-8pm, Wednesdays 10:30am-12:30 pm, Fridays 2-4pm. Also help w/ housing, health insurance & welfare. Tompkins County Living Wage Coalition.

WORK MAKE YOU SICK? "Are you feeling any discomfort or pain while you work? Over time it could lead to a more serious problem. Labor Coalition's staff ergonomist visits yr worksite. Assessments confidential & free. Carl Feuer or Greg Shaw 277-5670 chf6@cornell.edu

VACATION DAYS BY LAW 1. Spain: 30; 2. France: 30; 3. Ireland: 28; 4. Japan: 25; 5. Portugal: 25; 6. Belgium: 24; 7. Norway: 21; 8. Germany: 18; 9. United States: 0. Source: Economic Policy Institute

Wal-Mart: Always Low Wages-- for Women

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ITHACA HEALTH FUND MAKES 200th PAYMENT: total $27,387.91 paid by 5/24/03. Largest payment so far $2,053.37 for broken bone. See payment graph http://www.ithacahealth.org/bones.jpg Covering everyday emergencies for $100/year: Members vote for board members at GreenStar until 6/1. Three million NYS residents are un-insured; 65% work full time.

NEW ITHACA HEALTH FUND DISCOUNT PROVIDERS (all accepting Ithaca HOURS):
* Matthew Dillon, chiropractor "artful, specific adjustments" 256-LIFE
* Deanna Hope Berman, naturopath "family practice, women's health, pediatrics" 266-8880
* Garin Danner, MA, child & family counseling 277-0592
* Hanan Zaman, reiki, 844-8636
* Debra Lewis "therapeutic bodywork" 273-1571
* Nancy Almann, Network chiropractor 387-5889
* Nancy Spero, massage therapy, 273-6603
FULL LIST

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CAYUGA LAKE GROUP seeks to REGULATE JETSKIS. To help w/petition: quietclean@yahoo.com

CLIFF-HANGER DEVELOPMENT: Proposed in the residential neighborhood of West Hill (16 acres greenspace, east side of Cliff Street-- 821 Cliff to 935 Cliff) byPrimary Developers, Inc. intending to build two medical buildings.
--Douglas Treado

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AMAZING ITHACA

* May 15, 1972: Five women & 13 children SIT-IN AT LOCAL DRAFT BOARD to protest the Vietnam War. They are charged w/trespass, but later acquitted. "They met & agreed to express their feelings. The defendents felt they were not being heard."
* May 16, 1834: Village charter amended, prohibits erection of wooden structures WITHIN 100 FEET of State Street, as a fire prevention measure. May 17, 1887: BIGGEST WALL CLOCK in County is unveiled in a store window. It stands nine ft tall by three ft wide, two feet deep, weighs 650 pounds. Ancient carved mahogany case w/scenes from 1700.
* May 18, 1968: 14850 BEGINS, as ZIP CODE moves the mail. Airpost slower, routed through Elmira.
* May 19, 1923: SPRING DAY PARADE swaggers through town. A dozen gaily-painted & irreverent floats, including Ford junkers, proclaim local delight at sunny weather. Egypt, Hayride, Maidenhood.
* May 20, 1899: Students set sidewalks on fire, firemen drench fires & students, students chop hoses.
* May 21, 1939: Digging on Arts Quad, workers raise cable laid in 1875 for FIRST OUTDOOR ELECTRIC LIGHTS IN AMERICA. The copper wire, from Morril to Sage, was surrounded by muslin & beef tallow.

TOMPKINS COUNTY MUSEUM now accepts Ithaca HOURS at store & for membership $35/yr. Join their listserv for latest events!

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ITHACA WAR & PEACE REPORT

FINGER LAKES 2004 ELECTION COMMITTEE: "working for the defeat of the Bush Administration & the Republican-controlled Congress" by "voter registration, voter education, get-out-the vote efforts." Next meeting 6/5, 5:30pm, Autumn Leaves Used Books. Impeach Bush homepage

Ithaca photographers/writers George Sapio & Maura Stevens RETURN TO IRAQ to document stories of Iraq invasion results. "We especially will revisit the mosques, orphanage, hospital, universities, & museums we witnessed last time Many places in Iraq... still have no running water, electricity, or telecommunications.
---"Both of us are taking unpaid leave from our jobs for this mission. We need to raise $15,000 to cover our costs." They also seek donations of vitamins, over-the-counter medicines, health care items, baby items, sheet music, textbooks, encyclopedias on CD, oral rehydration tablets, antibiotics.
---"Can you help? Here are a few ways to do so:
---1) "Donate money yourself, as much as you feel you can afford. We know that many of you chipped in for our February trip, & we are extremely grateful for that. Despite the generosity of many people, we are still out of pocket several thousand dollars for that trip. So any amount you can afford, no matter how small it may seem, will be most welcome.
2) "Forward this letter to everyone you know.
3) "Run a fundraiser with your church, school, club, colleagues, or other group.
4) "Help us secure a grant or find an angel who can help w/ a larger sum of money.
5) "Collect items listed above (vitamins, medicines, etc.) for Maura at address below.
6) "Purchase the print version of our book of photos & text from the February 2003 trip, "Collateral Damage." Donation of $5 or more. We seek help to sell the books.
7) "Sign up to come on the mission yourself; you'd be responsible for raising your own money. The more people who accompany us, the better, because we can get more done & we will likely be safer.
---Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC) sponsors us; all contributions tax-deductible. Checks to EPIC: Maura Stephens, Ithaca College, 229 Alumni Hall, Ithaca, NY 14850 274-3829 mstephens@ithaca.edu

QUIET WALKING MEDITATION FOR PEACE starting at the Pergola on the Pond, Cornell Plantations, Saturdays, noon-1pm, rain or shine. "Children welcome. A wonderful means to connect w/ idea of peace. A surprising source of answers to problems of peace. A wonderful way to find Nature."

SOME OF THE THOUSANDS OF RECENT STORIES NOT FOUND IN THE ITHACA JOURNAL
Eyewitnesses to New Iraq Demo Shooting
CIA control of media
Bush war crime indictment

Depleted Uranium is war crime
Cluster bombs in Baghdad
Iraqi casualties
Iraq attack planned 1998
Rubber Bullets Fired at Anti-War Protest
chem plants can kill millions NYS
Thanks corporate news!

COMMITTEE ON US/LATIN AMERICAN RELATIONS (CUSLAR) has ongoing volunteer & internship opportunities. Paid positions sometimes available. Dana: cuslar@cornell.edu 255-7293

BIKES FOR CHIAPAS! CUSLAR & Recycle Ithaca's Bicycles (RIBs) are working on an exciting new project: Bikes for Chiapas. "This summer we are looking for folks to travel to Chiapas and/or to learn/help/fix bikes/build bike repair shop in Chiapas

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INDEPENDENT MEDIA (not owned by multinationals or sponsored by major corporate advertising):

TOMPKINS EVOICE Share your views, start discussions
ITHACA INDYMEDIA
LUMINARY NEWS TV Channel 13, Mon 10pm, Fri 5pm; Channel 78 Tues 7pm Great alt coverage!
ITHACA COMMUNITY NEWS: Please donate via AFCU's Roundoff -5/31
COMMONDREAMS
ITHACA RADIO HOUR, Mondays at 6:30 -- 89.7FM / 88.1 FM Ithaca Community Radio

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ADVANCED REGISTRATION/TICKETS/VOLUNTEERS

AIDS WORK registering riders & volunteers for 5th Annual Ride For Life, 100-mile bike ride around Cayuga Lake. Support HIV/AIDS programs in Tompkins & Cortland Counties. Sign up at www.aidswork.org or 1-888-206-2870.

GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL of MUSIC & ARTS 7/17-20, Trumansburg. Tickets $65 advance, $75 at door. One HOUR per weekend ticket. On-site camping already sold out.

"HELP US BUY A MUSEFEST HEADLINER!" "We need to raise at least $1,500 per band. All pledges & checks should be received by 5/30." To pledge: musefest@yahoo.com

CORNELL CIVIC LEADERS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM awards $5,000 to 4 selected residents/yr. Supports local leaders "who possess the knowledge, skills, competencies, values, morals & wisdom to provide stewardship to critical institutional & community problem-solving efforts." Residence in Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Seneca, Schuyler, Tioga or Tompkins County. Submit proposal that addresses a community need or problem. Fellowship applications due 6/30. Cornell Public Service Center 255-1148 cupsc@cornell.edu Apply online: www.psc.cornell.edu ("What's New")

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ALTERNATIVES FEDERAL CREDIT UNION ANNUAL MEETING 5/28, 5:30pm, Women's Community Building. "Good food provided by Member businesses. Guest speaker, Lisa Richter, Fund Advisor for National Community Investment Fund, will share how Alternatives' vision fits the national picture."

TOMPKINS COUNTY ECONOMY "lost ground for the third consecutive month." Details Elia Kacapyr

UNDERSTAND NYS BUDGET w/analysts from Fiscal Policy Institute & Statewide Emergency Network for Social & Economic Security (SENSES). 5/28, 5-7pm 28, TCPL.

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YOUR LETTERS

"I know your newsletter reaches a wide variety of people, could you please mention that the Ithaca High School creative writing class is putting out a literary magazine, and we would love for citizens as well as students to contribute, submission email is massivehaiku@yahoo.com -Abby Moss
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"I have to thank you all for putting such a great newsletter together. It never ceases to amaze me how wonderful this community can be.
---"I've started a little business selling anti-war, liberal t-shirts. Would you be so kind as to list my web address in your newsletter? We offer free local delivery, & shirts are $7.00 (to cover production costs). Ithaca HOURS accepted for full price." www.victoryshirt.com --Karen Gould
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" I read your article about stock & investing in the community & I love it. Truly inspiring! Well I happen to have a friend who might be interested in investing up to $30,000 in such a thing. Please contact me & tell me more about it. How much of this plan is already under way?" --R.N.
---[REPLY] Glad to hear from you. WISE has found several people interested in serving on the initial board of directors. More are needed. The first investments can suit the preferences of the investors-- regional food processing, dental care, solar power, wind power.
---"We'll craft projects according to the money available, leveraging these investments to seek more with which to expand each initiative. I'd be glad to meet with you & your friend directly if you like.
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"I voted against the sale of red meat at Greenstar, & given the opportunity, I would have voted against the sale of white meat as well. I've never understood the distinction that some meat eaters make between the two. To me it is very simple; flesh is flesh, it belongs on the animal & not on my plate, regardless of what color it is. At this juncture however my main concern is that these animals are rewarded for their sacrifice, by being granted the opportunity of living & dying w/ dignity. Who will be monitoring the farms? Will they be reporting their findings to the membership? Let's be sure that Referendum #2 is implemented fully & consistently." --Patricia R Keen
---[REPLY] Monitoring will be the responsibility of a committee appointed by GreenStar's council, which should be requesting volunteers. Contact jedotson@clarityconnect.com
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"Please put me on the list for the Ithaca newsletter. I am moving up there this summer & would like to get in touch with what's going on. It looks like you have created the perfect means to do that." --Ella
---- "Hi - can you put me on your list to receive Ithaca News - I lived in Ithaca & like to keep up with what is happening." --Errolyn Jones
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"I heard about your http://www.ithacanews.org/frenchfest.html">Ithaca French Festival. Sounds interesting. Tell me more. Who are you working with in the French Studies Dept. What profs. will judge your bad French contest?
---"I'm the President of the Cornell Club of France. I'd like to hear about the festival more and maybe send me some photos or press coverage so I can tell our members. We have 800 alums here. 1/2 are French. We have chapters in Lyons, Nice, and Bordeaux." --Curtis Bartosik (Arts & Sciences '89)
----[REPLY] Our contacts in French Dept (co-sponsor) are Nelly Furman & Justine VanThilt FrenchFest was 4/30. Bad French Contest judges included several native speakers we had not met. Won by Aaron Pines, a retired dentist. Sixty bottles of French wine were enjoyed by over 200 celebrants.
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"I'm a former proud resident of Ithaca, who has recently moved to Boston. I am looking for anything that compares to the "ithaca community newletter" out here so that I will be aware of the happenings in the Boston area. Any suggestions?" Lauren
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"In response to Carol Mallison's letter in the recent ICN:Freedom of speech applies to everyone, not just the people the author agrees with. Radio DJs are exercising their freedom of speech, & have no less of a right to do so than the Dixie Chicks. If they disagree w/ someone, why not stop making them money? Freedom of speech protects you from the GOVERNMENT censoring, not from private individuals disagreeing with you." --Adam
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"Hello, it seems I've won a gift certificate. I'm quite excited. I was wondering, which I won, & how do I claim it? Thanks!" --David
---- "I was listed on your web site as a winner! How fun. What do I need to do to claim it?" --Julie
---[REPLY] Send your name & snail mail adress to ICN, Box 365, Ithaca 14851
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"I recently visited the ICN website & man, do you put a lot of info out there for us! Thanks-- Ithaca would be a much less cohesive place without you." --Marlo
---[REPLY] Thanks for your encouragement. Like everybody here I offer some leadership. ICN offer a mirror to this very lively city.

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YOUR HELP WANTED

NINE VISTAs (Volunteers in Service to America) "will develop services to help TC's rural residents get childcare & transportation. They subsist on poverty level so need affordable housing. Can you help?" Ann Gray, United Way 272 6286

PLANTS FOR LIFE 2003 seeks donations of plants (perennials, shrubs, trees) for 9/13 plant sale. Proceeds to Ithaca Breast Cancer Association. Susanne 387-9308 plantsforlife@hotmail.com

HOMES FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS (French, Spanish) for June or July. M/F teens. "Ideal hosts will have teenagers in the home or as frequent visitors." Debbie Teeter, 277-4547 AJTeeterFarm@msn.com

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TOMPKINS COUNTY UPDATE ON SARS
---"As of 5/13, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) does not recommend canceling or postponing gatherings including those in academic settings, that will include persons traveling to the United States from areas with SARS (China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan).
---"Visitors to Cornell University in need of medical attention should call Gannett Health Center 255-5155. Visitors to Tompkins County not affiliated w/ Cornell should call Cayuga Medical Center's Emergency Department 274-4411 or 274-4150.
---"The Tompkins County Health Department is in continual contact with Gannett Health Center, Hammond Health Center at Ithaca College and area health care providers to maintain surveillance of any outbreak of SARS.
---"SARS is a highly infectious disease & the Tompkins County Health Department is taking it very seriously. However, it is important to keep the threat of SARS in perspective. There have been no cases in Tompkins County or New York State." --Carol Mohler or Karen Bishop at 274-6604
---SARS & travel advisories

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KRIPALU YOGA, Cayuga Heights Center for Wellness & Healing Arts, Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:45pm, $10/class, HOURS accepted. Please bring a mat! Lewis Freedman 539-6673 lmf10@cornell.edu

ITHACA TAI CHI GROUP: Mondays 9am & Thursdays 6pm, Pergola on the Pond, Cornell Plantations.
---Payment $10, first class free, HOURS accepted. If bad weather, no class.

PRE-NATAL MINDFULNESS- session starting 6/5 Thursday 5:30-7:00PM . Tiamat Studio. Meditation for pregnant women. Sharing our path to motherhood. Dalya Tamir 2720367 dalyatamir@aol.com

28 POTENT FENG SHUI TIPS FOR WEALTH, ABUNDANCE & PROSPERITY 6/22, 2-5pm: $48, HOURS accepted. Learn how to arrange your environment to expand your wealth, abundance & prosperity! Bring a copy of your floor plan." Mary Stewart 266-8088

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Thanks to Homer & Jane at LIGHTLINK for reliable internet services. HOMER ATTACKS SPAM: "As a number of you have graciously pointed out, the amount of untagged spam during that past week has increased. This is probably because the spam trap has been out of commission [for six days]. This is now fixed, & hopefully the amount of untagged spam will fall to its previous unacceptable level."

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EDITOR: paul5glover@yahoo.com

ITHACA COMMUNITY NEWS HOME PAGE W/BACK ISSUES

ITHACA COMMUNITY NEWS
May #2 2003

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

[This is the SECOND OF TWO MESSAGES MONTHLY sent to 7,169 Ithaca area residents]

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FIFTEEN READERS OF THIS ISSUE HAVE WON GIFT CERTIFICATES with Ithaca Bakery ($5), Viva Taqueria ($5), Cinemapolis/Fall Creek Pictures (2 tickets), Ithaca Fine Chocolates (4-pack), Gimme! Coffee (1# coffee), Oasis Grocery ($5), ($6), Sparrow's Wines ($10), Ten Thousand Villages ($10), ABC Cafe ($10), Acorn Designs ($7.50), Toko Imports ($5), Dinosaur Drygoods ($10), White Lotus Home ($10), Surya Incense (pkg), The Yoga Corner (free class).
WINNING EMAILS (randomly selected by computer) ARE NOTED AT ithacanews.org Winners reply sending their mailing address.

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NOT OFFICIALLY NEWS

* EXTRATERRESTIAL CONTACT, top of Dawes Hill 5/23. Says Steve Calkins, "This was an event where Earth folks put out the intention to have a face-to-face encounter with a friendly Extraterrestial Group. This is like CSETI (Center for the Study of Extraterrestial Intelligence) "Field Events" (where numerous contacts/encounters have occurred, & witnessed by many including police reports of same. I have been to three CSETI events & in each case UFOs appeared in the sky, (or light energy beings in one case)."
---Aliens have visited Ithaca often, perhaps because of our comparative enlightenment:
* 10/15&17/94: "white, green, gold, red lights" between Ithaca & Binghamton
* 5/20/89: "eight blimp-like objects" seen by 75 people, over Carl Sagan's house one hour, humming.
* Throughout 1967, Ithaca was nationally noted for UFO sightings: "Ithaca's Terrifying Flying Saucer Epidemic" Science & Mechanics magazine, July 1967

* JELLO MUD WRESTLING on College Avenue, days before graduation.
* GRAFFITI PAINTED OVER & POTHOLES FILLED JUST BEFORE GRADUATIONS.
* "I don't read newspapers or listen to radio. For good news, I watch my kids & animals play." --Sarah
* EAT YOUR LAWN: DANDELION RECIPES:
--- Dandelion_Recipe.html
--- frugalliving.about.com/library/weekly/aa042302a.htm
--- gardensablaze.com/HerbDandelionRec.htm

"LIGHTHOUSE ON CAYUGA LAKE"

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STUDENT RE-USE PROJECT "NAME YOUR OWN PRICE" YARD SALE: June 14/15 & June 21/22, 9am-5pm, at 410 Old Taughannock Blvd, on Inlet Island (N of Station Restaurant). Volunteers needed to collect/sort/set up sale of student castoffs. We need volunteers w/trucks or vans for pick-ups: Danny Leifer 227-2746, or Herb Susmann hsusmann@twcny.rr.com 539-6779. This year 50% of proceeds from the sale will benefit the Ithaca Community Radio
---For details how to donate & help

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FEATURED FUN STUFF

ITHACA FESTIVAL PARADE 5/29, 7pm, Buffalo St, rain/drizzle/shine.

AUTUMN LEAVES USED BOOKS FREE MUSIC SERIES Thurs & Fri 6:30-8:30pm; Sundays 2-4pm. 5/29 Laura & Yann; 5/30 Bodies In Motion; 6/1 Beth Kelly Flutes; 6/5 Margot Freedman; 6/6 Art Godin; 6/8 Karen Hanson Poetry; 6/12 JAIRO w/ Kathy Zeigler; 6/13 David Frumkin

STATE OF THE ART GALLERY "New Member Show" by Barbara Mink, Greg Page, Buzz Spector, "all new to the Ithaca art community." Opening reception 5/30, 5-8pm, 120 W State. 277-1626.

PERFORMING FOOD BENEFIT DINNER 5/31 at ABC Caf 8pm- midnight. Hank Roberts, poet Dan Keily, Off the Walnut Players, many more! Proceeds to See Spot Community Art Space.

STREET FAIR 6/6-7 by Starlight Peer Advocacy Center for Empowerment and the Mental Health Association. Games, face painting, refreshments, booths of local mental health & human service agencies, a dance Friday night. Yard sale & booths by local vendors. Rick 277-7337

POETRY OPEN MIC 6/6 at Juna's

KID'S FISHING DERBY 6/7, 7:30am-noon, Myers Park, Lansing, 15 & under. Registration 7:30am; Fishing begins 8:00am; Weigh In Closes 11:30 am; Prizes & Awards 12pm
---"Fish for perch, sunfish,& rockies; enter weigh in for heaviest fish. Also casting contest, hot dog roast, surprises! Free goody bags to first 50 entrants. Must be accompanied by adult.
---Pre-register by 6/4 at Cooperative Extension, Town of Lansing Dept Recreation, Barney's Bait & Tackle, Community Fly Fisher, or Sephra Albert at Lansing Middle School.

SEEING CERULEANS 6/8, 8am Salmon Creek Bird Sanctuary in Lansing, ornithologist Ken Rosenberg. Meet at Brooks Hill Rd/Salmon Creek Rd. (N of Ludlowville).

SHARE FEST 6/14, noon-7pm: Open house at SHARE Farm w/Ithaca bands, wagon rides, farm tours, BBQ & baked goods sale. "Support Native Cultures." Truesdale/Great Gully Rds E of Rte 90 between Union Springs & Aurora. Sliding scale $5. HOURS accepted. share@clarityconnect.com

THIRD THURSDAY BOOK GROUP at Autumn Leaves at 6:30 "to discuss memoir & fiction w/ 'world cultures theme.'" Next book: 6/17 "Ecology of a Cracker Childhood," by Janisse Ray.- Amy

MIRACLES, NATURE, THE GODDESS, & POLITICS: new work by Annemarie Zwack at Autumn Leaves through June. See works displayed

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ITHACA FOOD NEWS

LIVE FOOD & LIVE MUSIC at Ithaca Farmers Market, Saturdays (Third St), 9am-2pm. Market also Tuesdays (DeWitt Park). http://www.ithacamarket.com (Frog Hill Pottery now 100% HOURS)

SOLIDARITY FOOD NETWORK (Future Farm, Tompkins County Living Wage Coalition, NY Hunger Action Network) provides fresh organic produce to low income New Yorkers (<$20K). Join for $30/month + participation in two "Farm Days" (BBQ/barn raising) at Future Farm.
---Weekly grocery bags of food such as eggs, lettuce, peas, beets, carrots, spinach, squash, pumpkins, tomatos, onions, potatos, corn, chard, kale, beans, cucumbers, zuchini, broccoli available in season.
---Future Farm 589-4102 or TCLWC 269-0409

JUST ORGANICS ENTERPRISES (J.O.E.) "Ithaca area's first cooperatively owned & run organic produce home delivery service. Order your weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or three months of staple produce. Save by pre-ordering four or more deliveries. Pay for a full year & save even more. We guarantee 100% certified organic produce delivered to your home or office as often as you can use it. We support community programs involved in work around social justice. 10% of profits go toward local community outreach programs supporting sustainable democratic living, agriculture & education. Ithaca HOURS accepted 100%. justorganics@frontiernet.net 539-6509

ABC Cafe accepts 100% Ithaca HOURS until August.

COOKING OIL TO "LIQUID SOLAR: "Our business converts diesel engines to burn restaurants' waste vegetable oil. We also collect, filter & sell used vegetable oil to those who don't want to do it themselves." Seth Mead

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WHY WAIT! SEEKS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS TO THE ITHACA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT "We feel strongly that schools are a public responsibility, & donations are not a substitute for public funding of schools. [But] we hope to demonstrate to Governor Pataki & our state legislators that many voters believe that raising taxes on high incomes is preferable to shortchanging our children."
---Donations suggested: "0.1 percent of income for incomes under $100,000; 0.2 percent of income for incomes from $100,000-$199,999; 0.3 percent of income if your income is $200,000 or more."
-- "We believe education is a vital investment in the future. Many who are fortunate to have incomes above $100,000 are willing to be taxed more so that all our children get the excellent education they need. The increasing burden of property taxes needs to be addressed."
---Tax-deductible checks to IPEI- WhyWait!, Box 4268, Ithaca, NY 14852. Or pledge via Barbara Bauer 277-4113

ITHACA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET & BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTIONS 6/3.
---MEET BOARD OF ED CANDIDATES 5/28, 7pm, IHS cafeteria. Submit questions in advance

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ITHACA LABOR NEWS

LIVING WAGE RESOLUTION on city Council agenda 6/4. Supporters encouraged to speak in favor.

ENLIGHTENED MARKETS encourages & publicizes NYS businesses whose employers provide living wages. Its first campaign focuses on wineries.

WORKERS' RIGHTS CENTER 110 N. Geneva St. "If you think you are being treated unfairly at work or just have some questions about wages, unjust termination, family & medical leave, worker rights, union rights, discrimination, unemployment benefits, bullying, health & safety, etc contact 269-0409 TCWRC@yahoo.com or just stop over: Tuesdays 6-8pm, Wednesdays 10:30am-12:30 pm, Fridays 2-4pm. Also help w/ housing, health insurance & welfare. Tompkins County Living Wage Coalition.

WORK MAKE YOU SICK? "Are you feeling any discomfort or pain while you work? Over time it could lead to a more serious problem. Labor Coalition's staff ergonomist visits yr worksite. Assessments confidential & free. Carl Feuer or Greg Shaw 277-5670 chf6@cornell.edu

VACATION DAYS BY LAW 1. Spain: 30; 2. France: 30; 3. Ireland: 28; 4. Japan: 25; 5. Portugal: 25; 6. Belgium: 24; 7. Norway: 21; 8. Germany: 18; 9. United States: 0. Source: Economic Policy Institute

Wal-Mart: Always Low Wages-- for Women

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ITHACA HEALTH FUND MAKES 200th PAYMENT: total $27,387.91 paid by 5/24/03. Largest payment so far $2,053.37 for broken bone. See payment graph http://www.ithacahealth.org/bones.jpg Covering everyday emergencies for $100/year: Members vote for board members at GreenStar until 6/1. Three million NYS residents are un-insured; 65% work full time.

NEW ITHACA HEALTH FUND DISCOUNT PROVIDERS (all accepting Ithaca HOURS):
* Matthew Dillon, chiropractor "artful, specific adjustments" 256-LIFE
* Deanna Hope Berman, naturopath "family practice, women's health, pediatrics" 266-8880
* Garin Danner, MA, child & family counseling 277-0592
* Hanan Zaman, reiki, 844-8636
* Debra Lewis "therapeutic bodywork" 273-1571
* Nancy Almann, Network chiropractor 387-5889
* Nancy Spero, massage therapy, 273-6603
FULL LIST

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CAYUGA LAKE GROUP seeks to REGULATE JETSKIS. To help w/petition: quietclean@yahoo.com

CLIFF-HANGER DEVELOPMENT: Proposed in the residential neighborhood of West Hill (16 acres greenspace, east side of Cliff Street-- 821 Cliff to 935 Cliff) byPrimary Developers, Inc. intending to build two medical buildings.
--Douglas Treado

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AMAZING ITHACA

* May 15, 1972: Five women & 13 children SIT-IN AT LOCAL DRAFT BOARD to protest the Vietnam War. They are charged w/trespass, but later acquitted. "They met & agreed to express their feelings. The defendents felt they were not being heard."
* May 16, 1834: Village charter amended, prohibits erection of wooden structures WITHIN 100 FEET of State Street, as a fire prevention measure. May 17, 1887: BIGGEST WALL CLOCK in County is unveiled in a store window. It stands nine ft tall by three ft wide, two feet deep, weighs 650 pounds. Ancient carved mahogany case w/scenes from 1700.
* May 18, 1968: 14850 BEGINS, as ZIP CODE moves the mail. Airpost slower, routed through Elmira.
* May 19, 1923: SPRING DAY PARADE swaggers through town. A dozen gaily-painted & irreverent floats, including Ford junkers, proclaim local delight at sunny weather. Egypt, Hayride, Maidenhood.
* May 20, 1899: Students set sidewalks on fire, firemen drench fires & students, students chop hoses.
* May 21, 1939: Digging on Arts Quad, workers raise cable laid in 1875 for FIRST OUTDOOR ELECTRIC LIGHTS IN AMERICA. The copper wire, from Morril to Sage, was surrounded by muslin & beef tallow.

TOMPKINS COUNTY MUSEUM now accepts Ithaca HOURS at store & for membership $35/yr. Join their listserv for latest events!

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ITHACA WAR & PEACE REPORT

FINGER LAKES 2004 ELECTION COMMITTEE: "working for the defeat of the Bush Administration & the Republican-controlled Congress" by "voter registration, voter education, get-out-the vote efforts." Next meeting 6/5, 5:30pm, Autumn Leaves Used Books. Impeach Bush homepage

Ithaca photographers/writers George Sapio & Maura Stevens RETURN TO IRAQ to document stories of Iraq invasion results. "We especially will revisit the mosques, orphanage, hospital, universities, & museums we witnessed last time Many places in Iraq... still have no running water, electricity, or telecommunications.
---"Both of us are taking unpaid leave from our jobs for this mission. We need to raise $15,000 to cover our costs." They also seek donations of vitamins, over-the-counter medicines, health care items, baby items, sheet music, textbooks, encyclopedias on CD, oral rehydration tablets, antibiotics.
---"Can you help? Here are a few ways to do so:
---1) "Donate money yourself, as much as you feel you can afford. We know that many of you chipped in for our February trip, & we are extremely grateful for that. Despite the generosity of many people, we are still out of pocket several thousand dollars for that trip. So any amount you can afford, no matter how small it may seem, will be most welcome.
2) "Forward this letter to everyone you know.
3) "Run a fundraiser with your church, school, club, colleagues, or other group.
4) "Help us secure a grant or find an angel who can help w/ a larger sum of money.
5) "Collect items listed above (vitamins, medicines, etc.) for Maura at address below.
6) "Purchase the print version of our book of photos & text from the February 2003 trip, "Collateral Damage." Donation of $5 or more. We seek help to sell the books.
7) "Sign up to come on the mission yourself; you'd be responsible for raising your own money. The more people who accompany us, the better, because we can get more done & we will likely be safer.
---Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC) sponsors us; all contributions tax-deductible. Checks to EPIC: Maura Stephens, Ithaca College, 229 Alumni Hall, Ithaca, NY 14850 274-3829 mstephens@ithaca.edu

QUIET WALKING MEDITATION FOR PEACE starting at the Pergola on the Pond, Cornell Plantations, Saturdays, noon-1pm, rain or shine. "Children welcome. A wonderful means to connect w/ idea of peace. A surprising source of answers to problems of peace. A wonderful way to find Nature."

SOME OF THE THOUSANDS OF RECENT STORIES NOT FOUND IN THE ITHACA JOURNAL
Eyewitnesses to New Iraq Demo Shooting
CIA control of media
Bush war crime indictment

Depleted Uranium is war crime
Cluster bombs in Baghdad
Iraqi casualties
Iraq attack planned 1998
Rubber Bullets Fired at Anti-War Protest
chem plants can kill millions NYS
Thanks corporate news!

COMMITTEE ON US/LATIN AMERICAN RELATIONS (CUSLAR) has ongoing volunteer & internship opportunities. Paid positions sometimes available. Dana: cuslar@cornell.edu 255-7293

BIKES FOR CHIAPAS! CUSLAR & Recycle Ithaca's Bicycles (RIBs) are working on an exciting new project: Bikes for Chiapas. "This summer we are looking for folks to travel to Chiapas and/or to learn/help/fix bikes/build bike repair shop in Chiapas

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INDEPENDENT MEDIA (not owned by multinationals or sponsored by major corporate advertising):

TOMPKINS EVOICE Share your views, start discussions
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LUMINARY NEWS TV Channel 13, Mon 10pm, Fri 5pm; Channel 78 Tues 7pm Great alt coverage!
ITHACA COMMUNITY NEWS: Please donate via AFCU's Roundoff -5/31
COMMONDREAMS
ITHACA RADIO HOUR, Mondays at 6:30 -- 89.7FM / 88.1 FM Ithaca Community Radio

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ADVANCED REGISTRATION/TICKETS/VOLUNTEERS

AIDS WORK registering riders & volunteers for 5th Annual Ride For Life, 100-mile bike ride around Cayuga Lake. Support HIV/AIDS programs in Tompkins & Cortland Counties. Sign up at www.aidswork.org or 1-888-206-2870.

GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL of MUSIC & ARTS 7/17-20, Trumansburg. Tickets $65 advance, $75 at door. One HOUR per weekend ticket. On-site camping already sold out.

"HELP US BUY A MUSEFEST HEADLINER!" "We need to raise at least $1,500 per band. All pledges & checks should be received by 5/30." To pledge: musefest@yahoo.com

CORNELL CIVIC LEADERS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM awards $5,000 to 4 selected residents/yr. Supports local leaders "who possess the knowledge, skills, competencies, values, morals & wisdom to provide stewardship to critical institutional & community problem-solving efforts." Residence in Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Seneca, Schuyler, Tioga or Tompkins County. Submit proposal that addresses a community need or problem. Fellowship applications due 6/30. Cornell Public Service Center 255-1148 cupsc@cornell.edu Apply online: www.psc.cornell.edu ("What's New")

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ALTERNATIVES FEDERAL CREDIT UNION ANNUAL MEETING 5/28, 5:30pm, Women's Community Building. "Good food provided by Member businesses. Guest speaker, Lisa Richter, Fund Advisor for National Community Investment Fund, will share how Alternatives' vision fits the national picture."

TOMPKINS COUNTY ECONOMY "lost ground for the third consecutive month." Details Elia Kacapyr

UNDERSTAND NYS BUDGET w/analysts from Fiscal Policy Institute & Statewide Emergency Network for Social & Economic Security (SENSES). 5/28, 5-7pm 28, TCPL.

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YOUR LETTERS

"I know your newsletter reaches a wide variety of people, could you please mention that the Ithaca High School creative writing class is putting out a literary magazine, and we would love for citizens as well as students to contribute, submission email is massivehaiku@yahoo.com -Abby Moss
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"I have to thank you all for putting such a great newsletter together. It never ceases to amaze me how wonderful this community can be.
---"I've started a little business selling anti-war, liberal t-shirts. Would you be so kind as to list my web address in your newsletter? We offer free local delivery, & shirts are $7.00 (to cover production costs). Ithaca HOURS accepted for full price." www.victoryshirt.com --Karen Gould
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" I read your article about stock & investing in the community & I love it. Truly inspiring! Well I happen to have a friend who might be interested in investing up to $30,000 in such a thing. Please contact me & tell me more about it. How much of this plan is already under way?" --R.N.
---[REPLY] Glad to hear from you. WISE has found several people interested in serving on the initial board of directors. More are needed. The first investments can suit the preferences of the investors-- regional food processing, dental care, solar power, wind power.
---"We'll craft projects according to the money available, leveraging these investments to seek more with which to expand each initiative. I'd be glad to meet with you & your friend directly if you like.
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"I voted against the sale of red meat at Greenstar, & given the opportunity, I would have voted against the sale of white meat as well. I've never understood the distinction that some meat eaters make between the two. To me it is very simple; flesh is flesh, it belongs on the animal & not on my plate, regardless of what color it is. At this juncture however my main concern is that these animals are rewarded for their sacrifice, by being granted the opportunity of living & dying w/ dignity. Who will be monitoring the farms? Will they be reporting their findings to the membership? Let's be sure that Referendum #2 is implemented fully & consistently." --Patricia R Keen
---[REPLY] Monitoring will be the responsibility of a committee appointed by GreenStar's council, which should be requesting volunteers. Contact jedotson@clarityconnect.com
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"Please put me on the list for the Ithaca newsletter. I am moving up there this summer & would like to get in touch with what's going on. It looks like you have created the perfect means to do that." --Ella
---- "Hi - can you put me on your list to receive Ithaca News - I lived in Ithaca & like to keep up with what is happening." --Errolyn Jones
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"I heard about your http://www.ithacanews.org/frenchfest.html">Ithaca French Festival. Sounds interesting. Tell me more. Who are you working with in the French Studies Dept. What profs. will judge your bad French contest?
---"I'm the President of the Cornell Club of France. I'd like to hear about the festival more and maybe send me some photos or press coverage so I can tell our members. We have 800 alums here. 1/2 are French. We have chapters in Lyons, Nice, and Bordeaux." --Curtis Bartosik (Arts & Sciences '89)
----[REPLY] Our contacts in French Dept (co-sponsor) are Nelly Furman & Justine VanThilt FrenchFest was 4/30. Bad French Contest judges included several native speakers we had not met. Won by Aaron Pines, a retired dentist. Sixty bottles of French wine were enjoyed by over 200 celebrants.
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"I'm a former proud resident of Ithaca, who has recently moved to Boston. I am looking for anything that compares to the "ithaca community newletter" out here so that I will be aware of the happenings in the Boston area. Any suggestions?" Lauren
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"In response to Carol Mallison's letter in the recent ICN:Freedom of speech applies to everyone, not just the people the author agrees with. Radio DJs are exercising their freedom of speech, & have no less of a right to do so than the Dixie Chicks. If they disagree w/ someone, why not stop making them money? Freedom of speech protects you from the GOVERNMENT censoring, not from private individuals disagreeing with you." --Adam
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"Hello, it seems I've won a gift certificate. I'm quite excited. I was wondering, which I won, & how do I claim it? Thanks!" --David
---- "I was listed on your web site as a winner! How fun. What do I need to do to claim it?" --Julie
---[REPLY] Send your name & snail mail adress to ICN, Box 365, Ithaca 14851
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"I recently visited the ICN website & man, do you put a lot of info out there for us! Thanks-- Ithaca would be a much less cohesive place without you." --Marlo
---[REPLY] Thanks for your encouragement. Like everybody here I offer some leadership. ICN offer a mirror to this very lively city.

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YOUR HELP WANTED

NINE VISTAs (Volunteers in Service to America) "will develop services to help TC's rural residents get childcare & transportation. They subsist on poverty level so need affordable housing. Can you help?" Ann Gray, United Way 272 6286

PLANTS FOR LIFE 2003 seeks donations of plants (perennials, shrubs, trees) for 9/13 plant sale. Proceeds to Ithaca Breast Cancer Association. Susanne 387-9308 plantsforlife@hotmail.com

HOMES FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS (French, Spanish) for June or July. M/F teens. "Ideal hosts will have teenagers in the home or as frequent visitors." Debbie Teeter, 277-4547 AJTeeterFarm@msn.com

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TOMPKINS COUNTY UPDATE ON SARS
---"As of 5/13, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) does not recommend canceling or postponing gatherings including those in academic settings, that will include persons traveling to the United States from areas with SARS (China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan).
---"Visitors to Cornell University in need of medical attention should call Gannett Health Center 255-5155. Visitors to Tompkins County not affiliated w/ Cornell should call Cayuga Medical Center's Emergency Department 274-4411 or 274-4150.
---"The Tompkins County Health Department is in continual contact with Gannett Health Center, Hammond Health Center at Ithaca College and area health care providers to maintain surveillance of any outbreak of SARS.
---"SARS is a highly infectious disease & the Tompkins County Health Department is taking it very seriously. However, it is important to keep the threat of SARS in perspective. There have been no cases in Tompkins County or New York State." --Carol Mohler or Karen Bishop at 274-6604
---SARS & travel advisories

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KRIPALU YOGA, Cayuga Heights Center for Wellness & Healing Arts, Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:45pm, $10/class, HOURS accepted. Please bring a mat! Lewis Freedman 539-6673 lmf10@cornell.edu

ITHACA TAI CHI GROUP: Mondays 9am & Thursdays 6pm, Pergola on the Pond, Cornell Plantations.
---Payment $10, first class free, HOURS accepted. If bad weather, no class.

PRE-NATAL MINDFULNESS- session starting 6/5 Thursday 5:30-7:00PM . Tiamat Studio. Meditation for pregnant women. Sharing our path to motherhood. Dalya Tamir 2720367 dalyatamir@aol.com

28 POTENT FENG SHUI TIPS FOR WEALTH, ABUNDANCE & PROSPERITY 6/22, 2-5pm: $48, HOURS accepted. Learn how to arrange your environment to expand your wealth, abundance & prosperity! Bring a copy of your floor plan." Mary Stewart 266-8088

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Thanks to Homer & Jane at LIGHTLINK for reliable internet services. HOMER ATTACKS SPAM: "As a number of you have graciously pointed out, the amount of untagged spam during that past week has increased. This is probably because the spam trap has been out of commission [for six days]. This is now fixed, & hopefully the amount of untagged spam will fall to its previous unacceptable level."

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