ITHACA COMMUNITY NEWS
October #1&2 2003

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

[This is the SECOND OF TWO MESSAGES MONTHLY sent to 7,456 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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HUNDREDS OF FREE LOCAL CLASSIFIED ADS Sell, Buy, Swap, Give Away, Rent, Find Work. Spend & earn Ithaca HOURS,
--NEW LISTINGS INCLUDE: aquarium & stand, '93 Ford Explorer, '95 Civic Hatchback, '69 4wd 3/4 stake rack pickup, antique cupboard, bikes, couch, energy-efficiency devices

ITHACA FREECYCLE NETWORK "new local email list that matches people who have items they no longer need w/people looking for that item. Only requirement is that exchanges be completely free."
---JOIN: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IthacaFreecycle or send blank email to IthacaFreecycle-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

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NOT OFFICIALLY NEWS

"THE ITHACA MAGIC ACT" & ads by local merchants are featured in POSITIVE NEWS U.S.A. First U.S. edition is locally-produced. Says Ilonka Wloch, "Our goal is to create a new model of newspaper & to replace publications such as the New York Times." Free copies around town. Write stories, help distribute: positivenewsithaca@hotmail.com

FIRST STREET YACHT CLUB: several neighbors share a canoe & kayak. They've also removed fences to share a common huge backyard.

RADIO FREE ITHACA internet station streams Ithaca's original music. "So far, over 20 bands and musicians have donated music." Michael Levy mlevy4@twcny.rr.com

ITHACA 360: PANORAMIC VIEWS

LATE THUNDER/LIGHTNING 10/21: Meteorologist Keith Eggleston says "We average about one thunderstorm during October. They are usually more likely to occur toward the beginning of the month than the end. Temperatures were unusually warm."

ITHACA FROG NEWS:
* Frog's Way B&B HOURS accepted.
* Frog Hill Pottery: roadside frogsign stolen (green, 2'x 2'). Please call 277-3853
* TC Frogwatch counts densities
* NYS 2003 frog season ended: frogs may be taken from ponds 6/16-9/30, between sunrise & sunset.

* ITHACADIRECTORY.COM "soon to be the most comprehensive & searchable directory of local-to-Ithaca websites. Use the site to browse through categories ranging from Food & Drink to News & Information or search to find exactly what you're looking for. It's completely free to advertise your own website by placing a link . Enjoy!" --Ancient Wisdom Productions
* WEOS (88.1FM) ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR see "submit events" link
* ITHACAEVENTS.COM
* CINEMA.CORNELL.EDU
* CINEMAPOLIS.COM

THE DOMINION OF ITHACA now links to 117 domain names containing "ithaca." Send your Ithaca domain to paglo@lightlink.com

GIMME! COFFEE opens in Brooklyn: 495 Lorimer St. Fair Trade coffee.

"COMMUNITY SERVICES IN TOMPKINS COUNTY" 26-page booklet, from "Abuse & Neglect", to "Youth Services." Free copies from Information & Referral, 2nd fl, Women's Community Bldg, 100 W. Seneca. Ithaca HOURS accepted. Ed Swayze 272-9331 ebs9@cornell.edu

SOLAR HOME TEAM : Cornell competes internationally in 2005 Solar Decathlon, to research, design & build a solar-powered, energy-efficient home w/ all amenities needed by typical household. "Nine sub-teams are currently researching materials, appliances, controls, energy production & storage, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, architectural planning & site design." --Angela Carter avc3@cornell.edu
---NEW SOLAR CELLS AT 20 CENTS/WATT (half the price of oil & gas)

ITHACA HEALTH FUND GETS ANOTHER $10,000 GRANT: "On behalf of the Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries I want to thank you for the inspiration & hope we feel is inherent in the offerings of the IHF. We definitely see first-hand the tremendous need for universal, affordable health care. However, we are also aware that an alternative to our current national health care system is also needed & overdue. Your vision says that time has come."

THE CREATIVITY COOPERATIVE

PHOTOS OF ICBA WALKATHON 10/25 PHOTOS OF ITHACA'S FALLING LEAVES

OCTOBER IN ITHACA by Anne Marie Whelan

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FEATURED EVENTS

PROPOSED 2004 TOMPKINS COUNTY BUDGET presented at Boynton Middle School, 10/28, 7pm. Summary Televised live Ch. 15

SEE SPOT COMMUNITY ART SPACE: 108 The Commons
10/30, 7-11pm, Karl Blau, Gift Machine, & more TBA, $5, 277-7560
11/2, 6:30-10pm, Punk Show! w/ Puny Human, 16, Knives! & more TBA., $5, 277-7560
11/4, 8:30-10pm: GLOVER for MAYOR headquarters election night

ADVOCACY CENTER ANNUAL MEETING 10/30, 5:30-7pm, Ramada Inn: Dr. Andrea Parrot, keynote speaker, is nationally known writer, researcher & speaker re women's health & sexual assault. Wine & refreshments, music by Water Bear. RSVP: Arlene 277-3203. $10 donation requested.

UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE ACTION NETWORK: speech 10/30, St. Paul's Methodist 3:30pm & 7:30pm

SAVE ENERGY, SAVE DOLLARS 10/30, 7-8:30 pm. Energy conservation ideas to help energy bills. Energy conservation techniques & devices will be shared. Preparing for power outages. Door prizes & refreshments. Register: tompkins@cornell.edu 272-2292

KITCHEN THEATRE COMPANY presents the Regional Premiere of "Between East and West" by Richard Nelson 10/30

LEO KOTTKE guitar virtuoso at State Theatre, 11/1, $22.50, Tenth HOUR accepted. Kulp Auditorium, IHS. outtasightproductions.com

COMMUNITY HEALTH INFORMATION ALLIANCE 11/6, TCPL . 2:30pm, refreshments. 3pm meet. "Planning Community Health Fair" for 5/8/04. health@tcpl.org

ITHACA SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS 11/30, 8-10pm, Senior Citizens Center, Court Street. 257-6017 sallycg@clarityconnect.com

SORRY TO HAVE MISSED AN ISSUE of ITHACA COMMUNITY NEWS: lots of great events have not been published here during the past month. Editor has been especially busy.

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ITHACA ELECTIONS NEWS

HERB ENGMAN (candidate for Town of Ithaca board)

MAYORAL CANDIDATES LATEST NEWS:
* Paul Glover yard signs: paglo@lightlink.com
* Carolyn Peterson
* Beau Saul

245 GREEN PARTY CANDIDATES NATIONWIDE

VOTER CONFIDENCE & INCREASED ACCESSIBILITY ACT of 2003, H.R. 2239, (to combat computer voting machines)

The Ithaca Journal 2003 election voter guide online.
* Why are you running for Mayor?
* What are the major issues facing the city of Ithaca?
* What do you hope to accomplish if you are elected?

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ITHACA WAR & PEACE REPORT

ALTERNATIVES TO CAPITALISM READING GROUP: "As a result of discussion held between students and professors, we have started a reading group that will be examine capitalism, imperialism, and many other topics with the goal of applying what we read to our lives, to our activism and to what is happening all over the world." Every other Thursday. "Please come, all are invited!" The next books on the list: Naiomi Klein's NO LOGO, Alex Callinicos' ANTI-CAPITALIST MANIFESTO, Sue Comandanti-Marcos' OUR WORD IS OUR WEAPON, All books at the Bookery."
--Terry Turner tst3@cornell.edu

TOMPKINS COUNTY PEACE & JUSTICE CENTER organizing: "1) Do you know of any organizations that are looking to share office space/s w/ other organizations? 2) Do you know of any spaces in the downtown Ithaca area that are: a) Easily accessed by people with disabilities; b) Relatively inexpensiveě¨perhaps even where the owner may share sympathies with the idea of such a Center; c) At least 2000 square feet, maybe more." Pete Meyers 269-0409 (w) 256-9733 (h) truthisonepathsaremany@yahoo.com

ITHACA DELEGATION TO IRAQ 11/20-12/4 NEEDS DONATIONS: Checks to Ithaca Catholic Worker, 133 Sheffield Rd. Ithaca 14850. Danny Burns 256-8529 or 277-6932

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN DIALOGUE: The Path to a Just Peace, 10/29: IC, Textor 102, 7:00-8:30pm; reception 8:45-10:00pm in Klingenstein Lounge. Beth Harris, bharris@ithaca.edu 274-3517. Features professors Adnan Musallam of Bethlehem University &Yoav Peled of Tel Aviv U.
---THE LUMINARY NEWS: 11/31 Ch.13, 4pm: "Ghazi Briegieth, a Palestinian, lost close relatives [& spoke] at Autumn Leaves. Member of Israeli/Palestinian group Bereaved Families for Peace."

PEACE POTLUCK first Saturdays by Perry City Friends (Quakers) 11/1 at Perry City Meeting House, Route 227 in Perry City. Dish to pass 5:30pm; discussion 7pm. 387-9046

THE OTHER PEACE VIGIL, Commons at Aurora St, Wednesdays 8-9am. Bring a sign. haltonbk@aol.com

OLIVE OIL FROM PALESTINE http://www.palestineoliveoil.com shipment has arrived
* Fair Traded, * Pure Organic Expeller Pressed Oil, * ABC Cafě¨, 308 Stewart Ave., Ithaca, NY "Help Palestinian Farmers by selling at your school, church, at work, or your neighborhood."

RETIREES FORCED INTO WORK

CITY REPAIR Comes to Ithaca

ITHACA'S ANTI-WAR ARCHIVE: Glad Day Press printed much of nation's Vietnam War literature

* KUCINICH CAMPAIGN VIDEO "This is the Moment" 11/6, 7pm, Autumn Leaves Books.
* KUCINICH ACTION MEETING 11/13, 7pm Autumn Leaves. Dave Kraskow 273-9069
* CORNELL STUDENTS FOR KUCINICH 5pm Mondays, Goldwin Smith 164

HEART: ITHACA'S ANIMAL GROUP: vegan dinners

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ENFIELD COMMUNITY ACCESS TELEVISION NEEDS YOUR HELP: "Soon, through an interconnect w/ Ithaca Time Warner cable , Tompkins County governmental access programming will be carried. Your involvement is needed in order to have a public access component as well, including a portion of what is carried on Ithaca PEGASYS, and to allow Enfield residents the opportunity to submit programming on tape. A broader vision includes live or recorded coverage of meetings & events from the new Enfield Community Building when it is built." Cris McConkey cmcc@lightlink.com 387-9830

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AMAZING ITHACA

November 9, 1962: Ithacans are invited to donate their BRAINS to Cornell.
November 10, 1910: Whoopee! Seventy people on a HAYRIDE at Slaterville.
November 11, 1951: Sandy the cat is 20 years old. "He eats nothing but liver & cold potatoes," says Mrs. Batzer.
November 12, 1908: Oldsmobile arrives from Rochester, completely covered w/mud. Ithacan Fred Crum averages 22mph. "I don't believe in speeding. Besides, I kill 8 to 10 chickens weekly as it is."
November 13, 1923: WOODLAND TERROR chases 6 dogs & 4 hunters out of Asbury woods. Weird scream of some powerful beast creates panic in that area.
November 14, 1910: NYS agrees to pave its roads within city. Top of the list is Cliff St, an impassible mudpath ever since paving of Rte 96 outside city increased traffic on that road.
November 15, 1921: Police seize home-brewed PEACH MASH LIQUOR on Morris Ave. Mr. & Mrs. Miles declared they were "going to move away from Ithaca," & "didn't like this town nohow."

ITHACA'S GREEK REVIVAL ARCHITECTURE" Mon-Thurs 10-8:15pm; Fri-Sat 10am-5pm; TC Museum tompkinscountyhistory.org

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YOUR LETTERS

"Please add me to your email list for ICN. I just stumbled on your website for the newsletter & saw your kind attribution of the 'Ithaca is Gorges' slogan to dad. Good luck in the mayoral race!" --Michael Cogan
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"In response to Joe Wetmore, the reason 'so many prominent Democrats for Cohen' are supporting Carolyn Peterson, is probably related more to the fact that she is by far the best candidate in the race than by some Machiavelllian scheme to silently control City government. I don't know about the others, but I really don't have time to work on brainwashing new Council members & don't intend to try." --Barbara Blanchard
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"What's your problem with Home Depot?" --anon
---[REPLY] This lovely city was built without Home Depot. Today, rather than rely on a company that was enriched by selling rainforest lumber & old growth forest lumber; & that dominates more market share every year; & has faced class action suits for sex discrimination & does random drug testing; & whose developer here sued our city when asked for financial help to widen the roads leading to it. Not my idea of economic development.
---Let's form the nucleus of a national building materials buying cooperative, to promote sustainable yield of regional woods, fair trade & nontoxic goods. Let's promote stuctural disassembly rather than demolition, so that building materials are re-used. Let's change building codes so we can rely more on straw bale & other alternatives to wood.
---Relevant websites: fanweb.org/actionvan/homedepot.html & homedepotsucks.com & news/capitol/020328depot_1a-8a.html Every year, U.S. farmers produce enough waste from growing rice, wheat, straw, corn, & soybeans to replace all wood fiber currently used in paper & lumber:
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"What do you think are the most pressing environmental choices faced by New York State voters this year, either regionally or statewide?" --Lissa Harris
---[REPLY] New Yorkers need to decide whether we'll spend our national wealth to fight wars to control foreign resources or instead to dedicate ourselves to rebuilding our cities so they're energy efficient. The New Patriotism says there's more money to be made, & more jobs to be created, through repairing cities & environments, than through warmaking.
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"I'm glad you're running for mayor. I'll vote for you. I'd like to learn more about your plans for helping Ithaca become an exporter. I'm a single mother / artist / part-time communications person for Cornell, & I'm aiming to make a living partly by selling my jewelry to far away customers via the Web. I also tried for the Farmer's Market but found myself excluded because the group that runs the market thinks there is a finite market & too much competition from new jewelry craftspeople would cut into existing profits. I'd like to see the Farmer's Market widened to allow more sellers & to become a regional magnet for all that we Ithacans produce in our own backyards & basements!" --Alice
---[REPLY] I also advocate expansion of the market & have drafted plans for improved access. Ithaca can export food with a food processing center (canned, pasta, dehydrated, tortillas), can create more jobs by plugging other leaks in local economy: fuel & insulation co-ops, nonprofit co-housing, nonprofit health funds & dental/medical clinics, smaller more frequent buses, bike lanes, interest-free local currency loans. Import replacement database can connect us all to meet one anothers' needs.
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"The 10/6 issue of Business Week has an interesting cover story, 'Is Wal-Mart too powerful?' Most of the concerns about Wal-Mart's corporate behavior are pretty clearly stated: impact of wages, impact on community, on culture, on suppliers. An interesting day when the big guys' publisher notices what's going on." --Bill
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"Another lovely edition of the Ithaca News. I was impressed by the woman who wanted to pay her child allowance in Ithaca HOURS! What a great idea! I will do the same. Now I have more confidence allowance will be spent on worthwhile things.
---"Regarding affordable housing in Ithaca-- as a landlord, I am repeatedly astounded at the cost of supplying housing in Ithaca. (by the way we accept HOURS for rent). For example , we received 7 'garbage violations' on one property over a 7 week period. One was for a ball of yarn in the grass. one was for a ladder behind the garage. None were for household trash. The fines totalled $1750. Yes, the decimal point is in the right spot. We negotiated, but the point is, I could write all day. With tax increases every year, the mortgage & the initial cost of the house is only part of the expense. Affordable housing is a problem, but there are many contributing factors." --Brian DeYoung
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"Hi, I just wanted to alert everyone to the 'timber sale' that has been going on this summer in Shindagin Hollow. It started with a large area right beside the road in the spring. After returning from being gone for most of the summer, I discovered that they have moved deeper into the woods. The logging is bad enough, the lack of cleanup is especially apalling." --Garin garin@twcny.rr.com
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The city has raised taxi fares without addressing the continual & deliberate overcharging, the frequently horrible service, the livable wage policy for taxi employees." --Rraahhjj@aol.com
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"I was questioning your reasoning behind the Green assertions: 'Al From, chair of the Democratic Leadership Council, wrote in Blueprint Magazine (1-24-01) that according to their own exit polls, Bush would have beat Gore by one percentage point if Nader hadn't run in 2000.'
---I suggest that you do a Google search on "The assertion that Nader's marginal vote hurt Gore is not borne out by polling data" & read what you find. Al From has jumped to very hasty conclusions here -- who knows why, in a fit of depression perhaps?! -- & the Greens have bought it." --M. R.
---[REPLY] Nader 'spoiler' issue was analyzed by Harvard prof: Gore would have won clearly without Nader, but Bush would have won clearly without Buchanan. Without either, Bush would have won, just barely.
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"[The trolley is] a wonderful idea. Sign me up. Of course with a real transportation system, serving the 100,000 local & transients populating the area nine months out of the year, we'd finally let go of this 'small town' fantasy & make it a place where one can actually enjoy living." --Keith D. Smith
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"Reading the [mayoral campaign] promo you gave me tickled a not too old idea which I had proposed to a small list recently, asking 'Why not a flat tax on all vehicles brought into the county by students who were residing in the city/town of Ithaca for the school year?' Students who resided in the county year round would be exempt (am sure it would be unpopular with many students). ---"A good part of my reasoning is that TCAT has excellent & extensive service to both colleges (in my opinion & certainly compare to outlying areas such as Brooktondale), which aren't that much of walk from downtown any way. Benfits: reduced traffic & increased parking when college is in session; more money in the tax coffers; &, as you pointed out & I hadn't thought of, less wear & tear on the highways." --Fern
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"I am excited to see that I won a gift certificate. Keep the good news coming. This is a valued local resource." --Amanda K.
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"Coming on the heels of the recent abortive attempt by the Pentagon to start a global futures market on terrorist activities (you win if something goes boom), the Bush administration wants to slate $87 billion dollars to continue funding an already misguided, discredited & disastrous military campaign. Money that is intended to help ensure your safety; if you listen to the sales pitch-- it's better than life insurance, really, which normally only pays off if you die or lose a body part. Ask yourself if you want to cash in your present insurance policy & set the money towards Mr. Bush's 'insurance' scheme. Attention Smart Investors: Better take a look at his previous business record first, just in case.
---"And where does this intended $87 billion come from? The rainy day fund? Just what exactly is this money intended for? Rebuilding Iraq? Considering all the billions we've spent already, we're not hearing many reports of actual rebuilding going on. Heck, the Iraqi infrastructure is so decimated from the invasion, the Iraqis are still-six months later-importing their oil & gasoline, which would be similar to the United States importing . . . what, 'reality' TV? Since the end of the 'war,' the Iraqi water & electricity systems have been dysfunctional, there's been a total breakdown of law & order, the collapse of the economy, & massive unemployment. And now we've recently modified our previous arrogant, stand-alone stance and put out a call for the nations we so recently regarded as "irrelevant" to "put aside old differences" and help us clean up the mess.
---"'Another 9-11.' Weren't the U.S.-led aggressions on Afghanistan (even though not a single 9-11 hijacker came from there) and Iraq supposed to prevent another 9-11? No evidence has ever been found-not one shredlet-that Saddam Hussein was ever involved with Al Queda, Osama bin Laden, or the mass murder that resulted from the 9-11 hijackings.
---"So I don't really believe it's about money. If anything, money is the medium employed by the politicians to distract us from the real problems: political common sense, national & global responsibility, termination of fear tactics (a perennial favorite of dictators everywhere; why else do they threaten us with 'another 9-11' as a consequence of not following their policies?), & concern for & humanity toward those with whom we share this fragile space--even if their country's government happens to be in the clutches of a non-elected president bent on feathering the nests of his buddies at the expense of the people." --George Sapio george@gsapio.com
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"I am planning to vote for you in the mayoral election & I was wondering if you need any help with your campaign. I definitely think you are the best candidate!" --Varya
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"I have two friends who are City voters (whereas I live in Lansing). They read your explanation of why you were running as Green party candidate, & how some Democrats had asked you to withdraw in favor of Carolyn. One of them wrote back to me, & I must admit that I don't know how to answer his comment & question: 'I have to admit that Paul's goals are the kinds of things that have to be done in the long term. Unfortunately, Idon't see any mention of how he plans to provide the interface between the automotive transportation used by the rest of the country & a local area that discourages them. It'd take some substantial construction to provide places for people to park their cars, for example, a lot more than is currently available. If it's a hassle to do, people will stay away in droves.'" --Marc C.
---[REPLY] I've been promoting deliberate but orderly transitions which gradually makes it easier to both get to Ithaca & move about within by train, bus, bike & on foot. My belief is that there are many people hungry to visit & live in an American city which travels these directions. GETTING HERE: We'd proceed by connecting automotive park & ride to free & frequent (10 minute) shuttle vans. TCAT already has park & ride facilities Visitors who show their shuttle or bus ticket would receive significant discounts w/ area hotels, B&Bs & merchants, plus ten free bus rides during 3 days. The shuttle cost is paid by the reduction of traffic, traffic control & road repair, traffic time, traffic accidents, & by the attendant urban amenities/novelties which bring even more visitors here.
---As bike lanes are installed, shuttle & bus riders could transfer to colorful pedicabs, April-October, which would take them to B&B or hotel, from which they're issued free loaner bikes. Other bike facilities need be installed. Re-installation of the heritage trolley-- Cornell-downtown-West End-- with free trolley tickets for shuttle & bus riders, can accelerate this transition. Those who bicycle here on the Black Diamond Trail when installed, or other long routes, can be provided similar incentives when they show proofs (bike tour booklet stamped along their route), with greater perqs (as with local bike shops) for their greater efforts.
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"What exactly is a 'Linderman Creek' rental apartment, as opposed to, let's say, an apartment unit in Fairview Heights, Kendal, Northwoods, Warrenwood, Titus Towers, DeWitt (Mall) Apartments, Cayuga Apartments, West Village, Terrace Hill Apartments, McGraw House, Fairview Manor & any one of a number examples of high quality rental housing in this community?
---"Is 'Linderman Creek' a code word for ugly or, God forbid, low-income housing?
---"I have seen nothing of the site plan or any other information regarding this project, & until I do I will withhold any judgment. I am however intrigued with the possibility of a developer building 63 new dwellings, w/parking, on just 1.6 acres of land, in a location which would offer not only convenient public transit service but would be a 20 minute walk through the woods & Cass park to Pete's via the future Black Diamond Trail & the Cayuga Inlet Trail.
---"I have run the numbers, & it is possible to fit 63 units in five 2-story structures, & 63 parking spaces, on 1.6 acres of land. That would leave about 12 acres of the site (about 88%) as permanent, wooded open space.
---"Let's get beyond the standard American white middle-class knee-jerk reaction to any proposal for any type of housing that is not a 2,000-plus square foot single-family detached home in the country. That bizarre notion that one hasn't 'made it' in America unless they own a single-family home is responsible for sprawl, the destruction of the environment, loss of critical agricultural lands, traffic congestion in our neighborhoods, air pollution, high taxes & a host of other problems.
---"I'm approaching this proposal with an open mind. I ask everybody else to do the same thing." --George Frantz
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"I recently moved into the West Hill neighborhood & became curious about a unique home near ours on Elm St. For lack of a better term I have been referring to it as the Doo-Da house, because the phrase 'Doo-Da' is colorfully painted on both the house & the van that is often parked in front of it. Do you know of any history of this house, or whether it is a home or community service project of some sort? It's always interesting to learn more about those who make Ithaca such a unique & vibrant community." --Robyne
---[REPLY] This is the home of Paul Sayvetz, carpenter and Ithaca's first Green Party mayoral candidate. Doo-Dah reflects his philosophy of color and fun, with grassroots antiestablishment flair. --------

"Thanks for including the Rock the Vote item in your newsletter. Best of luck with your mayoral campaign... you have my vote. By the way, do you know where I can get a yard sign or some other sign that says "Vote Green Party"? --Will S.
---[REPLY] Glover for Mayor headquarters is 108 The Commons. Call 272-4330 for yard signs.

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ITHACA WALDORF INITIATIVE Fall Program Guide from 272-2221 from infants to 6 year olds. HOURS accepted.

EARTH ARTS YOUTH PROGRAMS 272-6486. Ithaca HOURS accepted. Handbuilding, Wheel, and Sculptural Clay for teens & adults (Tues, 6:45pm-8:45pm, Ongoing) ; Drum Making Workshop (9:00am-5:30pm, 11/15); Homeschoolers at Earth Arts for ages 5 + (Mondays & Thursdays) ; Mudpups -for Parents & Children (Tues 10:00am-11:30am, Ages 3+)

SVAROOPA YOGA 11/2, 2-5pm. "Great for beginners or experienced students." Portion of proceeds benefits Ithaca Breast Cancer Alliance. Register: Ann 257-3677 or email ajohnson@lightlink.com

SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE CLASSES by CUSLAR (starts 11/4): native speakers. Register: 255-7293 cuslar@cornell.edu Classes $90/month except beginner class: $300 for 3 months. Anabel Taylor Hall. HOURS accepted.

ART CLASSES: Elisabeth Gross-Marks "makes painting come alive. 277-2419 GERMAN LESSONS: native speaker 277- 2419 ACUPRESSURE FOR BEGINNERS Level 2:11/6 & 13 & 20, 7-9:30pm, $50-$100
* Revitalize! (Immune Strength): 11/10 & 17, 7-9:30pm, Fee of $35-$70
* Women's Hormonal Health: 11/12 & 19, 6:30-9:00pm, $35-$70
* Don't Worry Be Happy: 11/15, $35-$70 . $20 deposit to Cat Berry, 204 Utica

CAYUGA HEIGHTS CENTER FOR WELLNESS & HEALING ARTS New classes: The Nature of Meditation : A Means to Health & Fulfillment, Tai Chi, Qigong, Tai Chi , Journaling with Your In-Laws, Fall Feng Shui Weekend! HOURS accepted.

IBCA SUPPORT GROUPS Fall 2003: "To connect with other women who are diagnosed w/ breast cancer. Professionally facilitated by local psychotherapists, free. "The groups can help reduce anxiety, depression, & isolation caused by a breast cancer diagnosis." Mary Ellen Lourey 277-0960

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP HOSTS via Friendship Partners Program (FPP). "Hosts & visitors have formed many deep & long-lasting friendships." Ann Tompkins of Campus Club 272-0044 ct25@juno.com, Mariah Sawyer at International Students & Scholars Office 255-5243 mjs51@cornell.edu

NEW GUY IN TOWN NEEDS A BREAK: Mark Baltimore 256-8402: NJ powerlift champ personal coach, landscaping, painting, roofing, meat cutter (lic).

CHICKENS TOO: "Four very nice hens & a physically challenged sweet tempered rooster. Great as child project &/or egg producers (brown). We have moved & they need a home!!! Great for bug control, compost for garden, eggs for table, alarm clock (not loud), take care of themselves during the day & put themselves to bed at night. Very friendly. Used to children/cats/dogs. Comes with feeder/metal nest boxes." --Ruth Williams 273-8816 ext 133. SUCH ADS GO TO ithacanews.org/classifieds.html

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Thanks to Homer & Jane at LIGHTLINK for reliable internet services.

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EDITOR: paul5glover@yahoo.com

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ITHACA COMMUNITY NEWS
October #1&2 2003

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

[This is the SECOND OF TWO MESSAGES MONTHLY sent to 7,456 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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HUNDREDS OF FREE LOCAL CLASSIFIED ADS Sell, Buy, Swap, Give Away, Rent, Find Work. Spend & earn Ithaca HOURS,
--NEW LISTINGS INCLUDE: aquarium & stand, '93 Ford Explorer, '95 Civic Hatchback, '69 4wd 3/4 stake rack pickup, antique cupboard, bikes, couch, energy-efficiency devices

ITHACA FREECYCLE NETWORK "new local email list that matches people who have items they no longer need w/people looking for that item. Only requirement is that exchanges be completely free."
---JOIN: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IthacaFreecycle or send blank email to IthacaFreecycle-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

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NOT OFFICIALLY NEWS

"THE ITHACA MAGIC ACT" & ads by local merchants are featured in POSITIVE NEWS U.S.A. First U.S. edition is locally-produced. Says Ilonka Wloch, "Our goal is to create a new model of newspaper & to replace publications such as the New York Times." Free copies around town. Write stories, help distribute: positivenewsithaca@hotmail.com

FIRST STREET YACHT CLUB: several neighbors share a canoe & kayak. They've also removed fences to share a common huge backyard.

RADIO FREE ITHACA internet station streams Ithaca's original music. "So far, over 20 bands and musicians have donated music." Michael Levy mlevy4@twcny.rr.com

ITHACA 360: PANORAMIC VIEWS

LATE THUNDER/LIGHTNING 10/21: Meteorologist Keith Eggleston says "We average about one thunderstorm during October. They are usually more likely to occur toward the beginning of the month than the end. Temperatures were unusually warm."

ITHACA FROG NEWS:
* Frog's Way B&B HOURS accepted.
* Frog Hill Pottery: roadside frogsign stolen (green, 2'x 2'). Please call 277-3853
* TC Frogwatch counts densities
* NYS 2003 frog season ended: frogs may be taken from ponds 6/16-9/30, between sunrise & sunset.

* ITHACADIRECTORY.COM "soon to be the most comprehensive & searchable directory of local-to-Ithaca websites. Use the site to browse through categories ranging from Food & Drink to News & Information or search to find exactly what you're looking for. It's completely free to advertise your own website by placing a link . Enjoy!" --Ancient Wisdom Productions
* WEOS (88.1FM) ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR see "submit events" link
* ITHACAEVENTS.COM
* CINEMA.CORNELL.EDU
* CINEMAPOLIS.COM

THE DOMINION OF ITHACA now links to 117 domain names containing "ithaca." Send your Ithaca domain to paglo@lightlink.com

GIMME! COFFEE opens in Brooklyn: 495 Lorimer St. Fair Trade coffee.

"COMMUNITY SERVICES IN TOMPKINS COUNTY" 26-page booklet, from "Abuse & Neglect", to "Youth Services." Free copies from Information & Referral, 2nd fl, Women's Community Bldg, 100 W. Seneca. Ithaca HOURS accepted. Ed Swayze 272-9331 ebs9@cornell.edu

SOLAR HOME TEAM : Cornell competes internationally in 2005 Solar Decathlon, to research, design & build a solar-powered, energy-efficient home w/ all amenities needed by typical household. "Nine sub-teams are currently researching materials, appliances, controls, energy production & storage, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, architectural planning & site design." --Angela Carter avc3@cornell.edu
---NEW SOLAR CELLS AT 20 CENTS/WATT (half the price of oil & gas)

ITHACA HEALTH FUND GETS ANOTHER $10,000 GRANT: "On behalf of the Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries I want to thank you for the inspiration & hope we feel is inherent in the offerings of the IHF. We definitely see first-hand the tremendous need for universal, affordable health care. However, we are also aware that an alternative to our current national health care system is also needed & overdue. Your vision says that time has come."

THE CREATIVITY COOPERATIVE

PHOTOS OF ICBA WALKATHON 10/25 PHOTOS OF ITHACA'S FALLING LEAVES

OCTOBER IN ITHACA by Anne Marie Whelan

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FEATURED EVENTS

PROPOSED 2004 TOMPKINS COUNTY BUDGET presented at Boynton Middle School, 10/28, 7pm. Summary Televised live Ch. 15

SEE SPOT COMMUNITY ART SPACE: 108 The Commons
10/30, 7-11pm, Karl Blau, Gift Machine, & more TBA, $5, 277-7560
11/2, 6:30-10pm, Punk Show! w/ Puny Human, 16, Knives! & more TBA., $5, 277-7560
11/4, 8:30-10pm: GLOVER for MAYOR headquarters election night

ADVOCACY CENTER ANNUAL MEETING 10/30, 5:30-7pm, Ramada Inn: Dr. Andrea Parrot, keynote speaker, is nationally known writer, researcher & speaker re women's health & sexual assault. Wine & refreshments, music by Water Bear. RSVP: Arlene 277-3203. $10 donation requested.

UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE ACTION NETWORK: speech 10/30, St. Paul's Methodist 3:30pm & 7:30pm

SAVE ENERGY, SAVE DOLLARS 10/30, 7-8:30 pm. Energy conservation ideas to help energy bills. Energy conservation techniques & devices will be shared. Preparing for power outages. Door prizes & refreshments. Register: tompkins@cornell.edu 272-2292

KITCHEN THEATRE COMPANY presents the Regional Premiere of "Between East and West" by Richard Nelson 10/30

LEO KOTTKE guitar virtuoso at State Theatre, 11/1, $22.50, Tenth HOUR accepted. Kulp Auditorium, IHS. outtasightproductions.com

COMMUNITY HEALTH INFORMATION ALLIANCE 11/6, TCPL . 2:30pm, refreshments. 3pm meet. "Planning Community Health Fair" for 5/8/04. health@tcpl.org

ITHACA SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS 11/30, 8-10pm, Senior Citizens Center, Court Street. 257-6017 sallycg@clarityconnect.com

SORRY TO HAVE MISSED AN ISSUE of ITHACA COMMUNITY NEWS: lots of great events have not been published here during the past month. Editor has been especially busy.

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ITHACA ELECTIONS NEWS

HERB ENGMAN (candidate for Town of Ithaca board)

MAYORAL CANDIDATES LATEST NEWS:
* Paul Glover yard signs: paglo@lightlink.com
* Carolyn Peterson
* Beau Saul

245 GREEN PARTY CANDIDATES NATIONWIDE

VOTER CONFIDENCE & INCREASED ACCESSIBILITY ACT of 2003, H.R. 2239, (to combat computer voting machines)

The Ithaca Journal 2003 election voter guide online.
* Why are you running for Mayor?
* What are the major issues facing the city of Ithaca?
* What do you hope to accomplish if you are elected?

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ITHACA WAR & PEACE REPORT

ALTERNATIVES TO CAPITALISM READING GROUP: "As a result of discussion held between students and professors, we have started a reading group that will be examine capitalism, imperialism, and many other topics with the goal of applying what we read to our lives, to our activism and to what is happening all over the world." Every other Thursday. "Please come, all are invited!" The next books on the list: Naiomi Klein's NO LOGO, Alex Callinicos' ANTI-CAPITALIST MANIFESTO, Sue Comandanti-Marcos' OUR WORD IS OUR WEAPON, All books at the Bookery."
--Terry Turner tst3@cornell.edu

TOMPKINS COUNTY PEACE & JUSTICE CENTER organizing: "1) Do you know of any organizations that are looking to share office space/s w/ other organizations? 2) Do you know of any spaces in the downtown Ithaca area that are: a) Easily accessed by people with disabilities; b) Relatively inexpensiveě¨perhaps even where the owner may share sympathies with the idea of such a Center; c) At least 2000 square feet, maybe more." Pete Meyers 269-0409 (w) 256-9733 (h) truthisonepathsaremany@yahoo.com

ITHACA DELEGATION TO IRAQ 11/20-12/4 NEEDS DONATIONS: Checks to Ithaca Catholic Worker, 133 Sheffield Rd. Ithaca 14850. Danny Burns 256-8529 or 277-6932

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN DIALOGUE: The Path to a Just Peace, 10/29: IC, Textor 102, 7:00-8:30pm; reception 8:45-10:00pm in Klingenstein Lounge. Beth Harris, bharris@ithaca.edu 274-3517. Features professors Adnan Musallam of Bethlehem University &Yoav Peled of Tel Aviv U.
---THE LUMINARY NEWS: 11/31 Ch.13, 4pm: "Ghazi Briegieth, a Palestinian, lost close relatives [& spoke] at Autumn Leaves. Member of Israeli/Palestinian group Bereaved Families for Peace."

PEACE POTLUCK first Saturdays by Perry City Friends (Quakers) 11/1 at Perry City Meeting House, Route 227 in Perry City. Dish to pass 5:30pm; discussion 7pm. 387-9046

THE OTHER PEACE VIGIL, Commons at Aurora St, Wednesdays 8-9am. Bring a sign. haltonbk@aol.com

OLIVE OIL FROM PALESTINE http://www.palestineoliveoil.com shipment has arrived
* Fair Traded, * Pure Organic Expeller Pressed Oil, * ABC Cafě¨, 308 Stewart Ave., Ithaca, NY "Help Palestinian Farmers by selling at your school, church, at work, or your neighborhood."

RETIREES FORCED INTO WORK

CITY REPAIR Comes to Ithaca

ITHACA'S ANTI-WAR ARCHIVE: Glad Day Press printed much of nation's Vietnam War literature

* KUCINICH CAMPAIGN VIDEO "This is the Moment" 11/6, 7pm, Autumn Leaves Books.
* KUCINICH ACTION MEETING 11/13, 7pm Autumn Leaves. Dave Kraskow 273-9069
* CORNELL STUDENTS FOR KUCINICH 5pm Mondays, Goldwin Smith 164

HEART: ITHACA'S ANIMAL GROUP: vegan dinners

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ENFIELD COMMUNITY ACCESS TELEVISION NEEDS YOUR HELP: "Soon, through an interconnect w/ Ithaca Time Warner cable , Tompkins County governmental access programming will be carried. Your involvement is needed in order to have a public access component as well, including a portion of what is carried on Ithaca PEGASYS, and to allow Enfield residents the opportunity to submit programming on tape. A broader vision includes live or recorded coverage of meetings & events from the new Enfield Community Building when it is built." Cris McConkey cmcc@lightlink.com 387-9830

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AMAZING ITHACA

November 9, 1962: Ithacans are invited to donate their BRAINS to Cornell.
November 10, 1910: Whoopee! Seventy people on a HAYRIDE at Slaterville.
November 11, 1951: Sandy the cat is 20 years old. "He eats nothing but liver & cold potatoes," says Mrs. Batzer.
November 12, 1908: Oldsmobile arrives from Rochester, completely covered w/mud. Ithacan Fred Crum averages 22mph. "I don't believe in speeding. Besides, I kill 8 to 10 chickens weekly as it is."
November 13, 1923: WOODLAND TERROR chases 6 dogs & 4 hunters out of Asbury woods. Weird scream of some powerful beast creates panic in that area.
November 14, 1910: NYS agrees to pave its roads within city. Top of the list is Cliff St, an impassible mudpath ever since paving of Rte 96 outside city increased traffic on that road.
November 15, 1921: Police seize home-brewed PEACH MASH LIQUOR on Morris Ave. Mr. & Mrs. Miles declared they were "going to move away from Ithaca," & "didn't like this town nohow."

ITHACA'S GREEK REVIVAL ARCHITECTURE" Mon-Thurs 10-8:15pm; Fri-Sat 10am-5pm; TC Museum tompkinscountyhistory.org

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YOUR LETTERS

"Please add me to your email list for ICN. I just stumbled on your website for the newsletter & saw your kind attribution of the 'Ithaca is Gorges' slogan to dad. Good luck in the mayoral race!" --Michael Cogan
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"In response to Joe Wetmore, the reason 'so many prominent Democrats for Cohen' are supporting Carolyn Peterson, is probably related more to the fact that she is by far the best candidate in the race than by some Machiavelllian scheme to silently control City government. I don't know about the others, but I really don't have time to work on brainwashing new Council members & don't intend to try." --Barbara Blanchard
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"What's your problem with Home Depot?" --anon
---[REPLY] This lovely city was built without Home Depot. Today, rather than rely on a company that was enriched by selling rainforest lumber & old growth forest lumber; & that dominates more market share every year; & has faced class action suits for sex discrimination & does random drug testing; & whose developer here sued our city when asked for financial help to widen the roads leading to it. Not my idea of economic development.
---Let's form the nucleus of a national building materials buying cooperative, to promote sustainable yield of regional woods, fair trade & nontoxic goods. Let's promote stuctural disassembly rather than demolition, so that building materials are re-used. Let's change building codes so we can rely more on straw bale & other alternatives to wood.
---Relevant websites: fanweb.org/actionvan/homedepot.html & homedepotsucks.com & news/capitol/020328depot_1a-8a.html Every year, U.S. farmers produce enough waste from growing rice, wheat, straw, corn, & soybeans to replace all wood fiber currently used in paper & lumber:
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"What do you think are the most pressing environmental choices faced by New York State voters this year, either regionally or statewide?" --Lissa Harris
---[REPLY] New Yorkers need to decide whether we'll spend our national wealth to fight wars to control foreign resources or instead to dedicate ourselves to rebuilding our cities so they're energy efficient. The New Patriotism says there's more money to be made, & more jobs to be created, through repairing cities & environments, than through warmaking.
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"I'm glad you're running for mayor. I'll vote for you. I'd like to learn more about your plans for helping Ithaca become an exporter. I'm a single mother / artist / part-time communications person for Cornell, & I'm aiming to make a living partly by selling my jewelry to far away customers via the Web. I also tried for the Farmer's Market but found myself excluded because the group that runs the market thinks there is a finite market & too much competition from new jewelry craftspeople would cut into existing profits. I'd like to see the Farmer's Market widened to allow more sellers & to become a regional magnet for all that we Ithacans produce in our own backyards & basements!" --Alice
---[REPLY] I also advocate expansion of the market & have drafted plans for improved access. Ithaca can export food with a food processing center (canned, pasta, dehydrated, tortillas), can create more jobs by plugging other leaks in local economy: fuel & insulation co-ops, nonprofit co-housing, nonprofit health funds & dental/medical clinics, smaller more frequent buses, bike lanes, interest-free local currency loans. Import replacement database can connect us all to meet one anothers' needs.
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"The 10/6 issue of Business Week has an interesting cover story, 'Is Wal-Mart too powerful?' Most of the concerns about Wal-Mart's corporate behavior are pretty clearly stated: impact of wages, impact on community, on culture, on suppliers. An interesting day when the big guys' publisher notices what's going on." --Bill
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"Another lovely edition of the Ithaca News. I was impressed by the woman who wanted to pay her child allowance in Ithaca HOURS! What a great idea! I will do the same. Now I have more confidence allowance will be spent on worthwhile things.
---"Regarding affordable housing in Ithaca-- as a landlord, I am repeatedly astounded at the cost of supplying housing in Ithaca. (by the way we accept HOURS for rent). For example , we received 7 'garbage violations' on one property over a 7 week period. One was for a ball of yarn in the grass. one was for a ladder behind the garage. None were for household trash. The fines totalled $1750. Yes, the decimal point is in the right spot. We negotiated, but the point is, I could write all day. With tax increases every year, the mortgage & the initial cost of the house is only part of the expense. Affordable housing is a problem, but there are many contributing factors." --Brian DeYoung
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"Hi, I just wanted to alert everyone to the 'timber sale' that has been going on this summer in Shindagin Hollow. It started with a large area right beside the road in the spring. After returning from being gone for most of the summer, I discovered that they have moved deeper into the woods. The logging is bad enough, the lack of cleanup is especially apalling." --Garin garin@twcny.rr.com
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The city has raised taxi fares without addressing the continual & deliberate overcharging, the frequently horrible service, the livable wage policy for taxi employees." --Rraahhjj@aol.com
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"I was questioning your reasoning behind the Green assertions: 'Al From, chair of the Democratic Leadership Council, wrote in Blueprint Magazine (1-24-01) that according to their own exit polls, Bush would have beat Gore by one percentage point if Nader hadn't run in 2000.'
---I suggest that you do a Google search on "The assertion that Nader's marginal vote hurt Gore is not borne out by polling data" & read what you find. Al From has jumped to very hasty conclusions here -- who knows why, in a fit of depression perhaps?! -- & the Greens have bought it." --M. R.
---[REPLY] Nader 'spoiler' issue was analyzed by Harvard prof: Gore would have won clearly without Nader, but Bush would have won clearly without Buchanan. Without either, Bush would have won, just barely.
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"[The trolley is] a wonderful idea. Sign me up. Of course with a real transportation system, serving the 100,000 local & transients populating the area nine months out of the year, we'd finally let go of this 'small town' fantasy & make it a place where one can actually enjoy living." --Keith D. Smith
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"Reading the [mayoral campaign] promo you gave me tickled a not too old idea which I had proposed to a small list recently, asking 'Why not a flat tax on all vehicles brought into the county by students who were residing in the city/town of Ithaca for the school year?' Students who resided in the county year round would be exempt (am sure it would be unpopular with many students). ---"A good part of my reasoning is that TCAT has excellent & extensive service to both colleges (in my opinion & certainly compare to outlying areas such as Brooktondale), which aren't that much of walk from downtown any way. Benfits: reduced traffic & increased parking when college is in session; more money in the tax coffers; &, as you pointed out & I hadn't thought of, less wear & tear on the highways." --Fern
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"I am excited to see that I won a gift certificate. Keep the good news coming. This is a valued local resource." --Amanda K.
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"Coming on the heels of the recent abortive attempt by the Pentagon to start a global futures market on terrorist activities (you win if something goes boom), the Bush administration wants to slate $87 billion dollars to continue funding an already misguided, discredited & disastrous military campaign. Money that is intended to help ensure your safety; if you listen to the sales pitch-- it's better than life insurance, really, which normally only pays off if you die or lose a body part. Ask yourself if you want to cash in your present insurance policy & set the money towards Mr. Bush's 'insurance' scheme. Attention Smart Investors: Better take a look at his previous business record first, just in case.
---"And where does this intended $87 billion come from? The rainy day fund? Just what exactly is this money intended for? Rebuilding Iraq? Considering all the billions we've spent already, we're not hearing many reports of actual rebuilding going on. Heck, the Iraqi infrastructure is so decimated from the invasion, the Iraqis are still-six months later-importing their oil & gasoline, which would be similar to the United States importing . . . what, 'reality' TV? Since the end of the 'war,' the Iraqi water & electricity systems have been dysfunctional, there's been a total breakdown of law & order, the collapse of the economy, & massive unemployment. And now we've recently modified our previous arrogant, stand-alone stance and put out a call for the nations we so recently regarded as "irrelevant" to "put aside old differences" and help us clean up the mess.
---"'Another 9-11.' Weren't the U.S.-led aggressions on Afghanistan (even though not a single 9-11 hijacker came from there) and Iraq supposed to prevent another 9-11? No evidence has ever been found-not one shredlet-that Saddam Hussein was ever involved with Al Queda, Osama bin Laden, or the mass murder that resulted from the 9-11 hijackings.
---"So I don't really believe it's about money. If anything, money is the medium employed by the politicians to distract us from the real problems: political common sense, national & global responsibility, termination of fear tactics (a perennial favorite of dictators everywhere; why else do they threaten us with 'another 9-11' as a consequence of not following their policies?), & concern for & humanity toward those with whom we share this fragile space--even if their country's government happens to be in the clutches of a non-elected president bent on feathering the nests of his buddies at the expense of the people." --George Sapio george@gsapio.com
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"I am planning to vote for you in the mayoral election & I was wondering if you need any help with your campaign. I definitely think you are the best candidate!" --Varya
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"I have two friends who are City voters (whereas I live in Lansing). They read your explanation of why you were running as Green party candidate, & how some Democrats had asked you to withdraw in favor of Carolyn. One of them wrote back to me, & I must admit that I don't know how to answer his comment & question: 'I have to admit that Paul's goals are the kinds of things that have to be done in the long term. Unfortunately, Idon't see any mention of how he plans to provide the interface between the automotive transportation used by the rest of the country & a local area that discourages them. It'd take some substantial construction to provide places for people to park their cars, for example, a lot more than is currently available. If it's a hassle to do, people will stay away in droves.'" --Marc C.
---[REPLY] I've been promoting deliberate but orderly transitions which gradually makes it easier to both get to Ithaca & move about within by train, bus, bike & on foot. My belief is that there are many people hungry to visit & live in an American city which travels these directions. GETTING HERE: We'd proceed by connecting automotive park & ride to free & frequent (10 minute) shuttle vans. TCAT already has park & ride facilities Visitors who show their shuttle or bus ticket would receive significant discounts w/ area hotels, B&Bs & merchants, plus ten free bus rides during 3 days. The shuttle cost is paid by the reduction of traffic, traffic control & road repair, traffic time, traffic accidents, & by the attendant urban amenities/novelties which bring even more visitors here.
---As bike lanes are installed, shuttle & bus riders could transfer to colorful pedicabs, April-October, which would take them to B&B or hotel, from which they're issued free loaner bikes. Other bike facilities need be installed. Re-installation of the heritage trolley-- Cornell-downtown-West End-- with free trolley tickets for shuttle & bus riders, can accelerate this transition. Those who bicycle here on the Black Diamond Trail when installed, or other long routes, can be provided similar incentives when they show proofs (bike tour booklet stamped along their route), with greater perqs (as with local bike shops) for their greater efforts.
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"What exactly is a 'Linderman Creek' rental apartment, as opposed to, let's say, an apartment unit in Fairview Heights, Kendal, Northwoods, Warrenwood, Titus Towers, DeWitt (Mall) Apartments, Cayuga Apartments, West Village, Terrace Hill Apartments, McGraw House, Fairview Manor & any one of a number examples of high quality rental housing in this community?
---"Is 'Linderman Creek' a code word for ugly or, God forbid, low-income housing?
---"I have seen nothing of the site plan or any other information regarding this project, & until I do I will withhold any judgment. I am however intrigued with the possibility of a developer building 63 new dwellings, w/parking, on just 1.6 acres of land, in a location which would offer not only convenient public transit service but would be a 20 minute walk through the woods & Cass park to Pete's via the future Black Diamond Trail & the Cayuga Inlet Trail.
---"I have run the numbers, & it is possible to fit 63 units in five 2-story structures, & 63 parking spaces, on 1.6 acres of land. That would leave about 12 acres of the site (about 88%) as permanent, wooded open space.
---"Let's get beyond the standard American white middle-class knee-jerk reaction to any proposal for any type of housing that is not a 2,000-plus square foot single-family detached home in the country. That bizarre notion that one hasn't 'made it' in America unless they own a single-family home is responsible for sprawl, the destruction of the environment, loss of critical agricultural lands, traffic congestion in our neighborhoods, air pollution, high taxes & a host of other problems.
---"I'm approaching this proposal with an open mind. I ask everybody else to do the same thing." --George Frantz
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"I recently moved into the West Hill neighborhood & became curious about a unique home near ours on Elm St. For lack of a better term I have been referring to it as the Doo-Da house, because the phrase 'Doo-Da' is colorfully painted on both the house & the van that is often parked in front of it. Do you know of any history of this house, or whether it is a home or community service project of some sort? It's always interesting to learn more about those who make Ithaca such a unique & vibrant community." --Robyne
---[REPLY] This is the home of Paul Sayvetz, carpenter and Ithaca's first Green Party mayoral candidate. Doo-Dah reflects his philosophy of color and fun, with grassroots antiestablishment flair. --------

"Thanks for including the Rock the Vote item in your newsletter. Best of luck with your mayoral campaign... you have my vote. By the way, do you know where I can get a yard sign or some other sign that says "Vote Green Party"? --Will S.
---[REPLY] Glover for Mayor headquarters is 108 The Commons. Call 272-4330 for yard signs.

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ITHACA WALDORF INITIATIVE Fall Program Guide from 272-2221 from infants to 6 year olds. HOURS accepted.

EARTH ARTS YOUTH PROGRAMS 272-6486. Ithaca HOURS accepted. Handbuilding, Wheel, and Sculptural Clay for teens & adults (Tues, 6:45pm-8:45pm, Ongoing) ; Drum Making Workshop (9:00am-5:30pm, 11/15); Homeschoolers at Earth Arts for ages 5 + (Mondays & Thursdays) ; Mudpups -for Parents & Children (Tues 10:00am-11:30am, Ages 3+)

SVAROOPA YOGA 11/2, 2-5pm. "Great for beginners or experienced students." Portion of proceeds benefits Ithaca Breast Cancer Alliance. Register: Ann 257-3677 or email ajohnson@lightlink.com

SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE CLASSES by CUSLAR (starts 11/4): native speakers. Register: 255-7293 cuslar@cornell.edu Classes $90/month except beginner class: $300 for 3 months. Anabel Taylor Hall. HOURS accepted.

ART CLASSES: Elisabeth Gross-Marks "makes painting come alive. 277-2419 GERMAN LESSONS: native speaker 277- 2419 ACUPRESSURE FOR BEGINNERS Level 2:11/6 & 13 & 20, 7-9:30pm, $50-$100
* Revitalize! (Immune Strength): 11/10 & 17, 7-9:30pm, Fee of $35-$70
* Women's Hormonal Health: 11/12 & 19, 6:30-9:00pm, $35-$70
* Don't Worry Be Happy: 11/15, $35-$70 . $20 deposit to Cat Berry, 204 Utica

CAYUGA HEIGHTS CENTER FOR WELLNESS & HEALING ARTS New classes: The Nature of Meditation : A Means to Health & Fulfillment, Tai Chi, Qigong, Tai Chi , Journaling with Your In-Laws, Fall Feng Shui Weekend! HOURS accepted.

IBCA SUPPORT GROUPS Fall 2003: "To connect with other women who are diagnosed w/ breast cancer. Professionally facilitated by local psychotherapists, free. "The groups can help reduce anxiety, depression, & isolation caused by a breast cancer diagnosis." Mary Ellen Lourey 277-0960

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP HOSTS via Friendship Partners Program (FPP). "Hosts & visitors have formed many deep & long-lasting friendships." Ann Tompkins of Campus Club 272-0044 ct25@juno.com, Mariah Sawyer at International Students & Scholars Office 255-5243 mjs51@cornell.edu

NEW GUY IN TOWN NEEDS A BREAK: Mark Baltimore 256-8402: NJ powerlift champ personal coach, landscaping, painting, roofing, meat cutter (lic).

CHICKENS TOO: "Four very nice hens & a physically challenged sweet tempered rooster. Great as child project &/or egg producers (brown). We have moved & they need a home!!! Great for bug control, compost for garden, eggs for table, alarm clock (not loud), take care of themselves during the day & put themselves to bed at night. Very friendly. Used to children/cats/dogs. Comes with feeder/metal nest boxes." --Ruth Williams 273-8816 ext 133. SUCH ADS GO TO ithacanews.org/classifieds.html

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