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  • The Ithaca Journal makes changes to adjust to leaner times (Dinosaur Media Death Watch)

    12/30/2008 7:42:03 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies · 447+ views
    The Ithaca Journal | December 27, 2008 | Bruce Estes
    The body of the article is here. It cannot be reposted thanks to the cretins at Gannett News. However, the upshot of the editorial is that the only daily paper in Ithaca is cutting news pages AND advertising.All together now, cut the world's smallest violin:
  • Buying Time:Ithaca Hours struggles to keep current

    12/05/2008 7:33:38 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 19 replies · 647+ views
    Finger Lakes Community Newspapers ^ | 12/03/08 | Glynis Hart
    From the beginning, Ithaca Hours was tied closely to the activities and the personality of Paul Glover. Glover's energetic championing of Hours included soliciting grants from a multitude of organizations, both local and national, ranging from Ben & Jerry's to the Whole Earth Quarterly. He fought to have Ithaca Money distributed more widely, such as taking on Center Ithaca when they balked at stocking the newsletter, and he spoke extensively and exhaustively to media ranging from local news outlets to international film crews. He networked with other local currency supporters and sold a mail-order "Hometown Money Starter Kit" for $20....
  • AWOL Soldier Seeks Sanctuary In Ithaca

    12/04/2008 5:13:56 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 13 replies · 1,713+ views
    After fighting 15 months in Afghanistan, 22-year-old Trevor Loope of Texas went AWOL from the Army. Stationed at Fort Drum, he left his post one year ago to seek better health care for depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He's hoping Ithaca's Common Council will hear his plea. Flanked with veterans at his side Wednesday night, Loope and his attorney approached city officials asking them to help him avoid criminal charges under Ithaca's new "Community of Sanctuary" law. The law, passed two months ago, is aimed at allowing veterans to exercise free speech and peaceful protests of war in the...
  • A Place Where Only Liberal Speech Is Protected

    11/21/2008 8:16:50 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 18 replies · 727+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11/19/2008 | William A. Jacobson
    On October 1, 2008, the Ithaca, NY, Common Council declared Ithaca a "Community of Sanctuary" for protestors against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but denied sanctuary status to supporters of the wars. Proponents of the sanctuary resolution used a false narrative of "suppressed" anti-war protestors to justify having government protect only locally popular speech content. Similar tactics can be expected nationally, as Democrats use government power to protect only liberal speech under the guise of promoting "fairness." {Snip} Nonetheless, the sanctuary city proponents used this false narrative of "suppressed" protestors to support its petition drive. The resolution sought to...
  • College Leaders Travel to Iran Despite Bomb News, Increased Censorship

    11/20/2008 8:35:59 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 15 replies · 475+ views
    Federal Review ^ | Thursday, November 20, 2008
    Six University Presidents are touring Iran to increase “collaboration in science and higher education” at the same time the nation’s religious government is moving closer to developing an atomic bomb and taking steps to censor more information from its citizens. According to CBS News: The presidents of six leading U.S. universities are touring Iran, the latest in a series of exchange visits involving senior academics and scientists. The American academics include the presidents of Cornell, Carnegie Mellon and Rice Universities. "We believe it is important to maintain and renew academic ties between our two countries as a means of laying...
  • Evangelist sues Ithaca, says noise ordinance unconstitutional (selective enforcement vs Christians)

    11/14/2008 10:07:35 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies · 1,238+ views
    © 2008 Syracuse Online LLC. All Rights Reserved. ^ | Thursday November 13, 2008, 3:21 PM
    ITHACA NY--A traveling evangelist claims in a lawsuit that police in Ithaca wouldn't let him preach in a public commons even after he showed them a federal court decision saying the local noise ordinance they cited was unconstitutional. "Christians shouldn't be penalized for expressing their beliefs, especially when a court has expressly upheld their right to do so, as is the case here," said Nate Kellum, an attorney for the Alliance Defense Fund, an Arizona-based legal group that seeks to protect and preserve religious liberty. The ADF filed a lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Syracuse on behalf of...
  • Racism Cries Result From Construction Controversy

    10/30/2008 7:11:32 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies · 446+ views
    Cornell Daily Sun ^ | October 30, 2008 - 12:00am | By Michael Stratford
    When the New York State Electric Gas company decided two weeks ago not to fund the construction of a new basketball court in a downtown Ithaca park, it brought an apparent end to an ongoing struggle between neighbors of the park and city officials that had resulted in allegations of racism and stereotyping. The controversy began earlier this year as the Greater Ithaca Activities Center searched for an alternative site for its youth and adult basketball leagues because its current basketball facility was contaminated with coal tar and had to undergo a two-year-long clean up project. Since NYSEG was found...
  • Cornell: Engineering Administrators Halt Pro-Life Protest

    10/24/2008 10:19:09 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies · 736+ views
    content © 2008 The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | October 24, 2008 - 12:00am | By Elizabeth Krevsky
    the Cornell Coalition for Life clashed with the College of Engineering administration on Wednesday morning when Dawn Warren, administrative assistant, removed the organization’s “Elena Campaign” signs from the Engineering Quad. The CCFL is a non-partisan, pro-life advocacy group on campus. According to the CCFL, the Elena Campaign is composed of “a series of light-hearted educational signs with pictures and text detailing the biological development of an unborn child.” Tristen Cramer, former CCFL president, explained that the signs did not contain political statements, but rather “biological facts on fetal development,” including ultrasound images and text. According to Cramer, the group put...
  • Ithaca Declared A "Community Of Sanctuary" (for anti-war protestors ONLY)

    10/02/2008 7:36:03 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies · 468+ views
    WHCU News Radio ^ | 2008-10-02 9:57 AM
    Ithaca is Officially A “Community Of Sanctuary,” following a Unanimous Vote Wednesday Night by the Common Council. The Measure Guarantees The Rights Of Military Personnel And Veterans To Speak Out And Take Part in War Protests. Alderman Eric Rosario Proposed Council Add Language To The Resolution Stating That Other Opinions About The War Be Supported As Well, But That Motion Failed. Alderperson Maria Coles Says Supporting Other Views Of The War Would Have Watered Down The Resolution's Meaning. She Added That Declaring Ithaca A “Community Of Sanctuary” Isn’t About Supporting The First Amendment But About Protecting The Safety And Rights...
  • Students Want “Cornell” Name Out of Review Title (censorship from the left)

    09/19/2008 12:10:03 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies · 189+ views
    Cornell Daily Sun ^ | Created Sep 19 2008 - 12:00am | By Peter Deyo
    The Cornell Review controversy over printing an article about campus “ghettos,” “bitter minorities” and affirmative action became even more pronounced yesterday when students proposed a resolution to the Student Assembly to ban the use of the Cornell name by the biweekly journal’s title. The article, “What to Expect: The Angry Minority,” said students in program houses — only at Cornell because of affirmative action and scholarships — complain about brutal oppression from “whitey.” Students Nikhil Kumar ’11, minority representative-at-large, and Nicole Rivera ’09, president of the Minority Business Student Association, brought the resolution to the table. “As a student here...
  • Ithaca Common Council grants sanctuary to (anti-war) veterans (only)

    09/18/2008 8:26:20 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies · 348+ views
    ITHACA — A Common Council committee voted unanimously Tuesday night to declare Ithaca a “‘Community of Sanctuary' thus respecting the rights of its residents to support lawfully and proactively military personnel and veterans who are organizing to stop the wars in and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.” The sanctuary resolution was written and submitted by Peace Now Ithaca, which staged a march to Fort Drum in May with members of the Fort Drum chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War. Veterans who participated in the march “lamented about the suppression and intimidation they experienced” in protesting the wars, said Alexis...
  • Congressman Hinchey (D, Ithaca, NY) charged with striking constituent

    08/26/2008 12:26:08 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 29 replies · 349+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 08/26/08
    ROSENDALE, NY—Controversial upstate New York Congressman Maurice Hinchey has been ordered to town court to answer a charge that he struck a constituent during a July event. Democrat Hinchey, who represents Ithaca and much of the state’s Southern Tier, has been directed to appear in Rosendale Town Court on September 9 to answer a charge of Harassment Second Degree. According to the Kingston Daily Freeman the charge stems from an altercation between Hinchey and a local member of the National Rifle Association: Paul Lendvay, 46, of Rosendale, the chairman of the Catskill Regional Friends of the National Rifle Association, had...
  • The Compleat Ithacan

    08/21/2008 8:30:52 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies · 188+ views
    Ithaca Times ^ | 08/20/08 | By: Charley Githler
    [A]s a public service, the Surrounded by Reality Welcome Team has put together a very brief supplement to last week's Newcomers Guide. No guarantees that you'll be able to pass as a bona fide Ithacan, but it might spare you some small measure of embarrassment: **** Politics - When I voted downtown in February for the primary, the line for the Democratic booth snaked out of the building and it took over an hour to vote. During that time, a single Republican skulked in, looking like he'd just punched out the home team mascot. The concern in Ithaca is that...
  • Ithaca, N.Y. — The Best Of Everything?

    07/23/2008 10:44:08 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 52 replies · 172+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 7/22/2008 | Rebecca James
    Ithaca, N.Y. — The Best Of Everything? By REBECCA JAMES   The Commons is a popular gathering place in downtown Ithaca, N.Y. (Photo by Gloria Wright)     ITHACA, N.Y. — When your town has made more than 25 lists that call it one of the best cities in America, you might be surprised that one magazine would call it one of the "Twelve Great Places You've Never Heard Of."But along with that 2006 designation from Mother Earth News, Ithaca seems to make the grade no matter what's being ranked. It's one of the "lesbian friendliest cities," has the "best...
  • Cornell faculty identify climate change as world's most pressing problem (other 'problems' listed)

    07/15/2008 7:59:27 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 29 replies · 407+ views
    Cornell Chronicle ^ | July 10, 2008 | By Susan Lang
    Climate change and its effects on ecosystems is the No. 1 crisis facing the world, according to Cornell faculty -- but it is a phenomenon not easily reversed. The most important problem that is more easily solved? Insufficient education in science, critical thinking and environmental issues.That is according to a new study that surveyed Cornell's academic staff on the world's leading crises. The new study is published online in Frontiers e-View and will be published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. How Cornell faculty rate the world's most important and the most solvable problemsOn a 5-point scale,...
  • Ithaca Residents Thank Hinchey For Signing Impeachment Bill

    07/09/2008 10:29:15 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies · 349+ views
    ©Ithaca Times 2008 ^ | 07/09/2008 | By: Danielle Winterton
    Last Tuesday, a group of local activists held a friendly demonstration of gratitude outside of Congressman Maurice Hinchey's (D-NY, 22) office at Cayuga and Green Streets, thanking Hinchey for being the seventh representative to sign on to and co-sponsor Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich's impeachment bill. "Our main focus was to thank Hinchey," said resident John Hamilton. It's very clear it was the right thing to do. We're delighted. Politically, it's a big step. Democratic leadership is trying to brush all the crimes of this administration under the table. This is a courageous step for Hinchey to take, and we want...
  • City of Ithaca targets secondhand smoke (wants to ban smoking outdoors too)

    06/16/2008 7:05:20 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 63 replies · 214+ views
    ITHACA — Legislation further restricting smoking in the City of Ithaca should reduce exposure to secondhand smoke while not creating unintended consequences, according to members of the Smoke-free Zone Legislation Subcommittee. The smoking ban legislation Common Council is exploring includes ... a huge variety of outdoor, public spaces, including parks, natural areas, outdoor concerts and festivals, trails and walkways, parking garages and lots, transit shelters, Newman Golf Course, and city cemeteries. This would include outdoor dining areas at all times, and entire parks or the entire Commons during festivals like Ithaca Festival or the Chili Cook-Off.... It could also include...
  • Only Universities have This Kind of Head Executive

    05/31/2008 10:56:36 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 54 replies · 336+ views
    National Review ^ | Friday, May 30, 2008 | [Travis Kavulla]
    Can you be an obscure, self-indulged, theory-laden, post-modern scholar and manage to be an effective university president?  University of Wisconsin at Madison is hoping “yes.” It has picked Biddy Martin, Cornell provost and women’s studies professor, as its new chancellor. Her best-known work is a little something called Femininity Played Straight, which features chapters entitled “Sexualities without Gender and Other Queer Utopias” and “Teaching Feminism.” The one review that Amazon.com has picked up on the book is truncated to a single sentence, though it pretty much sums up the obtuseness of Ms Martin’s field: “Martin's eccentric use of the body...
  • Welcome To The Life Of A Superdelegate

    05/30/2008 10:31:17 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 16 replies · 294+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 5/29/2008 | Mike McAndrew
    Welcome To The Life Of A Superdelegate By MIKE McANDREW   Irene Stein, chairwoman of the Tompkins County (N.Y.) Democratic Party, is an uncommitted superdelegate, one of only three uncommitted delegates from New York state. (Photo by Gloria Wright)     ITHACA, N.Y. — Irene Stein once let Hillary Rodham Clinton sleep in her daughter's bed.She served the first lady breakfast at her kitchen table.She's never met Barack Obama.But Stein, an uncommitted superdelegate from Ithaca, said that doesn't mean she's going to try to help the senator from New York capture the Democratic presidential nomination.One of three uncommitted superdelegates representing...
  • Ithaca Paper's Memorial Day Headline: 'Military Faces Growing Need for Therapists'

    05/26/2008 8:37:53 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies · 64+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ah, Memorial Day in Ithaca, NY, a town that looks upon Berkeley, CA as suspiciously conservative. OK, perhaps not quite, but Ithaca is so liberal than in her 2006 Senate primary [bet you didn't know there even was one], Hillary lost the City of Ithaca to a [very] little-known far-lefty named Jonathan Tasini. So liberal that a certain NewsBuster lost a 1990s mayoral bid to the then incumbent, a proud member of the Democratic Socialists of America. So how does our hometown newspaper celebrate Memorial Day? What does it choose as its biggest headline on the front page? "Military Faces...
  • Open Government Agency Raps Ithaca Supervisor

    05/20/2008 2:03:18 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 6 replies · 90+ views
    FingerLakes1.com Local Network ^ | May 20, 2008 | By Krisy Gashler
    ITHACA — Interviews with candidates for the empty seat on the Ithaca Town Board remained public Monday evening, in spite of Supervisor Herb Engman's assertion that interviews with candidates to fill the seat should be held in closed executive session. The New York State Committee on Open Government said such a process could be illegal and was not in the best interest of the public. New York State's Open Meetings law allows for government bodies to enter closed executive session to discuss eight topics, including the “medical, financial, credit, or employment history of a particular person.” But the exception does...
  • Annmarie Zwack Named Ithaca Festival's Artist of the Year(wait until you see why)

    05/15/2008 7:57:42 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 19 replies · 339+ views
    Annmarie Zwack has been named the Ithaca Festival's Artist of the Year. Few Finger Lakes artists can claim to have impacted the American social conscious like Zwack can. Her most recent work, "American Prophets," portrays famed author of The Color Purple, Alice Walker, filmmaker Michael Moore, and Julia Hill, a young woman who managed to save an old growth Redwood tree by living in it for more than two years. Zwack comments on the series, "With the current political situation, both at home and abroad, I have been feeling that it is important to have some positive examples of people...
  • Cornell gets $25m from Saudi group to fund nanotech center (Muslims buying the Ivy League)

    04/30/2008 8:34:06 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 6 replies · 144+ views
    © 2008 Syracuse Online, LLC. All Rights Reserved ^ | Wednesday April 30, 2008, 11:05 AM
    ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cornell University will create a new nanotechnology research center with the help of a $25 million grant from a Saudi Arabian educational partnership. Cornell says the money from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology's Global Research Partnership will be spread over five years. Cornell was among four universities out of 41 that applied to receive one of the grants. Oxford, Stanford and Texas A&M were also selected. The center will study nanomaterials for the use in oil recovery, carbon dioxide capture and sequestration, water desalination, and photovoltaics and solid state lighting.
  • (Cornell) E-mails Target Professor For Showing Tibet Film

    04/16/2008 5:25:02 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies · 91+ views
    © 2008 The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | Created Apr 16 2008 - 12:00am | By Michael Stratford
    ITHACA--As international attention on the situation between Tibet and China has increased over the past few weeks while China prepares for the Olympics, a Cornell anthropology professor was the subject of personal attacks posted to two University listservs last week in response to a film screening and discussion she organized on “the prospects for peace in Tibet.” After Prof. Kathryn March, anthropology, began publicizing the event several weeks ago, it immediately provoked a wave of impassioned e-mail responses, most of which criticized the event. A handful of the responses on the listservs were personally directed at March. “I … was...
  • driberally linking...er...Obama, Felicia's and a Guinness: Ithaca's recipe for political discourse

    04/09/2008 8:27:47 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 21 replies · 244+ views
    Ithaca Times ^ | 04/09/2008 | Danielle Henbest
    Drinking Liberally, a nationwide group of progressives who began meeting in New York City in May 2003, started when "it felt as though the politicians, press and public were giving conservative cons a free pass," according to its website. What started as a one-part support group and strategy session for Democrats became a nationwide network of affiliated groups - filled with both liberals and conservatives alike - that get together in cities all over the country, and here in Ithaca, to talk politics and headlines. "We laugh, we cry, we talk about politics," said Ithaca member David Bittle, as he...
  • Ithaca registering same-sex domestic partnerships

    04/08/2008 2:19:41 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies · 58+ views
    The Town of Ithaca is the second municipality in the county to establish a domestic partnership registry for same- and opposite-sex unmarried partners. Town Clerk Karen Billings [said] the registry has been available for less than a month and though no couples have registered yet, Billings said that in the two days after an announcement of the registry ran in the town newsletter, the town clerk's office fielded “at least four calls.” “It was done as a way to give recognition to couples that couldn't legally be married,” Holcomb said. “We were somewhat limited in how we could provide that...
  • Cornell Chaplain Praises Wright Sermons (a "different kind of patriotism")

    03/28/2008 8:21:12 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 77 replies · 1,153+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 03/28/08
    ITHACA--The Chaplain at Cornell University has announced his support for the racist and anti-American sermons of controversial pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright.Speaking on Thursday (March 27) Rev. Kenneth Clarke defended those sermons by Wright, called them “a different style of patriotism.” According to the Ithaca Journal: Clarke challenged the audience to go beyond the sound bites and listen to Wright's entire sermon from Sept. 16, 2001 where he criticizes America. Clarke compared Wright's criticism of America to commentary found in speeches by Fredrick Douglas and Martin Luther King Jr.The critiques are not unpatriotic, Clarke said.The statements “reflect a different style of...
  • Submitted for your approval ...Rod Serling's Twilight Zone originated in Ithaca

    03/24/2008 8:05:28 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies · 1,942+ views
    Daily Messenger ^ | Sun Mar 23, 2008, 03:01 AM EDT | By Stephanie Bergeron, staff writer
    Ithaca, N.Y. -In 1924, in Binghamton, a baby was born who would go on to graduate from high school, serve in the army as a paratrooper and demolition specialist, write television screenplays, have a house on Cayuga Lake and work as a professor at Ithaca College. He died in 1975, but at the end of this month, his voice will again be heard in the hallways of Ithaca College. Welcome to the Twilight Zone. That voice being honored is that of Rod Serling. “The Twilight Zone” always began with Serling staring sternly into the camera, telling a serious tale. As...
  • Anti-war protest Vestal NY

    03/18/2008 10:00:50 AM PDT · by TooBusy · 19 replies · 994+ views
    Hey all. Just (1:00 pm EDT) heard on the radio that "several dozen war protestors are blocking traffic on Vestal pkwy on their way to protest at a military recruitment center" mostly students from Binghamton U. I belive there is an Army recruiter be at the old Ames plaza. Naturally the Vestal PD is not arresting any one. I am off to work but if any one is available to get down there it would be good at least to get pictures or video.
  • 5 years later: Inside Ithaca's Peace Movement

    03/05/2008 1:00:42 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 19 replies · 110+ views
    ©Ithaca Times 2008 ^ | 03/05/2008 | By: Rebekah Dillon
    March 20 is the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, and in conjunction with the five-year mark is a boost of political activity in Ithaca throughout the spring. To kick it off a rally will be held on The Commons on March 15, as well as sit-ins, art exhibits, films and speakers on the Cornell campus and a 10-day walk to Fort Drum, N.Y., in May. There are dozens of local and student groups active in working locally to end the war. Some remain more active, some less so. It has been a trying five years. Now, some local...
  • 7 Places to Retire During an Economic Downturn

    02/26/2008 7:21:42 PM PST · by fkabuckeyesrule · 156 replies · 963+ views
    Smartmoney Website ^ | February 25, 2008 | Kelli B Grant
    FOLLOWING THE FLOCK of other retirees to warmer climes may seem like the best way to spend one's golden years. But it may not be the smartest — especially during economic downturns. "A retiree always needs to be careful about where he or she chooses to spend retirement, but with economic conditions changing so quickly it's even more important to make a good choice," says Warren R. Bland, author of "Retire in Style: 60 Outstanding Places Across the USA and Canada." Not all places are created equal when it comes to weathering economic woes like the current real estate slump,...
  • Ithaca power struggles...MLK walkway committee faces "racism" snag

    02/13/2008 5:21:42 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies · 168+ views
    ©Ithaca Times 2008 ^ | 02/13/2008 | By: Steve Schimmel
    Perhaps it is no coincidence that after years of debate among Ithaca officials and residents, the new Martin Luther King Jr. Walkway Implementation Committee has finally begun its effort to honor King with a memorial during the 32nd annual Black History Month. At the first meeting on Jan. 31, however, it appeared that the committee still has a lot of work to do. There is no concrete timetable chronicling the completion of the walkway and after the first meeting, led by Mayor Carolyn Peterson, it was clear that the group's differing opinions and ideals may prove to hinder the path...
  • Ithaca Council votes to endorse carbon tax

    02/08/2008 6:49:22 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 17 replies · 70+ views
    ITHACA — Common Council voted Wednesday to support a federal carbon tax. Council passed a resolution urging state and federal officials to pursue a federal carbon tax rather than emissions trading to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The resolution passed 9-0, with Alderwoman Nancy Schuler, D-4th, abstaining. Schuler said some clauses of the resolution were “really just too emphatic because we really don't know.” “I certainly support the concept but I had trouble with the 25 ‘whereases' as a statement,” she said. Sylvester Johnson, who is a member of the Climate Change Action Group of Central New York and largely wrote...
  • Obama has plenty of support in Ithaca

    02/04/2008 8:05:17 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 19 replies · 38+ views
    ITHACA—Based on contributions and public support by local elected officials, Ithaca leans strongly for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Aggregate contributions of $200 or more given during the 2008 presidential election cycle — available through the Web site opensecrets.org — show that Obama has raised $11,204 in Ithaca, almost twice as much as Hillary Rodham Clinton, who raised $6,350. Former candidate John Edwards raised $3,730, Bill Richardson raised $3,000, and Dennis Kucinich raised $2,250. Among Republicans, a Zip code search of 14850 shows only one contribution for Rudy Giuliani, worth $250, but $2,850 for Ron Paul. Contributions to federal candidates,...
  • Ithaca to investigate smoking ban on city lands

    12/18/2007 4:52:03 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 13 replies · 326+ views
    FingerLakes1.com Local Network ^ | Originally published December 17, 2007
    The Ithaca Common Council continues to investigate how to prohibit smoking on some city-owned land. Council's Environment and Neighborhood Quality committee will work with the City Attorney's office to “develop a list of areas that could be designated smoke free,” according to Robin Korherr, D-5th, chair of the committee. “Smoking is a habit and we develop our habits from our environment,” Korherr said. “We're trying to target youth and let them know that it's okay not to smoke and it doesn't need to be allowed everywhere. If they don't see it happening around them, they may not choose to smoke...
  • 100 walk out on Ashcroft talk in Ithaca

    11/30/2007 7:03:00 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 64 replies · 117+ views
    Finger Lakes News Radio ^ | 2007-11-30 7:35 AM
    In the face of shouting dissenters and shrouded protesters, former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft stood firmly behind his conviction Thursday that the 2001 USA Patriot Act strengthened America's freedom and continues to protect the country from terrorist attacks. Ashcroft spoke about the need for the change in national security thinking after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 to a crowd of more than 700 at Cornell University's Statler Hall. The former attorney general described his experience on 9/11 and how the increased ease with which a terrorist could cause harm to civilians changed the way the government needed to...
  • Ben Nichols, professor and former [socialist] mayor of Ithaca, dies at 87

    11/27/2007 7:51:38 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies · 92+ views
    Newday ^ | 2:43 PM EST, November 26, 2007
    ITHACA, N.Y.--Ben Nichols, a professor emeritus at Cornell University and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America who served three terms as mayor of Ithaca, has died. Nichols, a professor of electrical engineering at Cornell for 40 years, died Saturday of natural causes after being admitted to Cayuga Medical Center. Nichols was rooted in the American left and spent much of his life in politics. He was born on Staten Island in 1920 to parents who were Communist Party members. He helped his parents organize a union, supported the Spanish Loyalists during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s,...
  • Ithaca High School parent speaks out on racial incident (thought crime in the City of Evil)

    11/16/2007 9:08:29 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies · 284+ views
    A parent of an Ithaca High School student said her son was treated unfairly by the high school when he was suspended last week for attempting to retaliate against a white student who allegedly called him a “nigger” on multiple occasions. Keisha Hicks, a graduate student at Cornell University, and the community groups Activists Committed to Interrupting Oppression Now and Race Liberation Alliance planned to hold a press conference today to bring attention to the incident. Hicks' son Bryce Houseal, a ninth grader at the high school, alerted school officials that a student called him the derogatory term on Nov....
  • You, Too, Can Author a Conservative Column (Cornell Liberal Barf Alert)

    11/15/2007 10:28:10 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 35 replies · 271+ views
    © 2007 The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 11/15/07 | By Tim Krueger
    Writing a conservative column is an art, and like any art, it takes talent. Despite what you may assume, however, the ability to write a conservative column is not a genetic trait that one simply does or doesn’t possess; you too can learn to write a conservative column. In fact, consider it your civic duty. Just follow the pointers below. One note before we commence. In the same vein of my last column, which dealt with media coverage of Iran, this column is about framing and language. It is not about the substance of conservative thought, nor do I mean...
  • (Moonbat Congressman) Hinchey: censure Bush, Cheney, Gonzalez

    11/08/2007 4:02:54 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies · 41+ views
    Finger Lakes News Radio ^ | Originally published November 8, 2007
    Congressman Maurice Hinchey today called again for Congress for formally censure President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales over the U.S. military involvement in Iraq and other activities, including wire taps and alleged torture. Hinchey is a Democrat from New York’s 22nd district, which stretches from the central Hudson Valley to the city and town of Ithaca. In August, he introduced a censure resolution in the House. House Resolution 625 has 23 co-sponsors and was referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. A similar Senate measure, S. Res 302, was...
  • Tension Tied to Race Percolates in Ithaca (NY)

    10/23/2007 8:10:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies · 161+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 23, 2007 | DAVID STABA
    ITHACA, N.Y., Oct. 18 — Nestled in the hills near Cayuga Lake’s southern tip, surrounded by creeks, waterfalls and two of the Northeast’s more prestigious colleges, this city of about 30,000 has long prided itself on its cultural diversity. In 1997, the Utne Reader put Ithaca — where students from Cornell University and Ithaca College boost the population to about 50,000 — atop its list of “America’s Most Enlightened Towns,” trumpeting an environment-friendly business community and a local currency system intended to support city merchants. A popular bumper sticker here reads, “Ithaca: 10 square miles surrounded by reality.” But as...
  • Ithaca Students Will Be Locked In Classrooms (another liberal education success story)

    10/22/2007 9:06:49 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 119 replies · 225+ views
    Finger Lakes News Radio ^ | 2007-10-22 6:28 AM
    After a week filled with rumors and absences, Ithaca High School has some changes ready for this week, and Ithaca City School District Superintendent Judith Pastel asks that students, parents and staff have patience as everyone adjusts. The most obvious change students can expect to see will be locked classroom doors once classes start. Pastel said one recommendation that came from the Ithaca Police Department last week was to lock doors at the beginning of every class. Police and school officials are working together to ensure the students' safety. Locking classroom doors at the start of a class will make...
  • Ithaca votes to endorse Spitzer's license plan for illegals

    10/16/2007 5:44:17 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 19 replies · 86+ views
    Finger Lakes1.com ^ | 10/16/07 | By Krisy Gashler
    ITHACA, NY--The Ithaca Town Board voted 6-0 Monday night to express support for Gov. Eliot Spitzer's plan to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. Spitzer's policy has been attacked by most state county clerks who have publicly refused to enforce the rule. Twenty-nine of them signed a resolution indicating their refusal to enforce the policy, which would go into effect Dec. 1. Board member Pat Leary argued that illegal immigrants will drive anyway, so it's safer for the public to ensure that they are safe drivers and that they are carrying auto insurance. Board member Peter Stein abstained from...
  • Cornell Considers Gender-Neutral Living (unisex bathrooms, co-ed dorm rooms?)

    09/10/2007 9:41:52 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 61 replies · 3,147+ views
    © 2007 The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | September 10, 2007 - 12:00am | By Jasmine Marcus
    Cornell University has been making an effort in recent years to foster diversity and tolerance, promoting concepts like gender-neutrality to ensure the comfort and safety of students who Gwendolyn Dean, coordinator of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered or Questioning Resource Center called “gender non-conforming.” One event at Cornell featuring a gender-neutral environment occured last fall in the form of Hillel-sponsored speed dating. Ga’avah, Cornell’s LGBTQ Jewish group, held speed-dating for members of the LGTBQ community upstairs in Trillium. Graduate students also had a speed-dating event on the second floor, so that, according to Nomi Fridman, Ga’avah’s faculty advisor, no one...
  • Hinchey speaks against debt, war (GOP conspiracy "to divert money from domestic programs")

    08/28/2007 5:33:11 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies · 499+ views
    Finger Lakes News Radio ^ | 2007-08-28 6:54 AM
    ITHACA — U.S. Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey, D-22nd, decried federal debt, income inequality, corporate-owned media, lost manufacturing jobs, gaps in insurance and the war in Iraq at a legislative briefing Monday morning at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Ithaca. Hinchey said the war in Iraq is part of a larger plan perpetrated by “the political right wing nationally in America going back to the 1970s” to fund military endeavors to divert money from domestic programs. “The situation that we're facing today is not accidental,” he said. “It's a conscious idea of this administration and others like it with the...
  • Ithacans spread peace with 7th Ward in Bath

    08/12/2007 6:36:07 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 17 replies · 537+ views
    BATH, N.Y. -- Ithaca's sister city relationship with the seventh ward in New Orleans continues to blossom. The Peaceweavers are a community that lives on a 200 acre piece of land. They focus on spirituality and wellness, and this week they invited 30 people up from New Orleans to join them for their annual "Save the Planet" gathering. "They gave us a chance to relax. They gave us a chance to see that love was so strong," said 7th Ward Resident Pastor Bruce Davenport. Children spent time playing together, while adults took part in various therapy sessions. "We're people who...
  • 'Star Trek' fan group to hold '08 conference in Ithaca

    08/01/2007 7:55:16 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 46 replies · 1,633+ views
    Finger Lakes News Radio ^ | 2007-08-01 6:33 AM
    ITHACA — “Star Trek” fandom will beam into Ithaca when STARFLEET, a “Star Trek” fan association, holds its annual conference here in June 2008. The organization, which has more than 200 chapters and 3,800 members worldwide, is expecting as many as 200 people to take part in the conference in Ithaca. “We're hoping to get a lot of people from out of town to come and check out the Ithaca area and sharing the joy that is ‘Star Trek' geekiness,” said Daniel Adinolfi, chairman for the 2008 International Conference and an IT security engineer for Cornell. STARFLEET, a not-for-profit organization,...
  • Moonbats, like Chickens, Come Home to Roost

    07/27/2007 10:38:26 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies · 761+ views
    ITHACA, NY--Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) is offering a House resolution to censure President Bush and Vice President Cheney. However, it may not be enough for his far-left supporters. His resolution will say that Bush and Cheney made intentionally false statements about Iraq’s possession of weapons of mass destruction and misled the public into believing Saddam Hussein had ties to Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. …A second censure resolution will deal with a warrantless surveillance program, policies regarding torture and detainees, politically motivated firings of U.S. attorneys, and issuing presidential signing statements…. Hinchey’s resolution is seen by many as a...
  • Ithaca Protests Iraqi Judge's Move to City ("can't guarantee his safety" if he moves there)

    07/08/2007 5:53:39 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 36 replies · 1,470+ views
    FingerLakes1.com Homepage ^ | Originally published July 7, 2007
    ITHACA--Amid preparations for the arrival of an Iraqi judge involved in the trial of Saddam Hussein, local law enforcement and public officials are expressing concerns about exactly what will be needed to keep the judge — and his family — safe. Based on their limited research, police say the judge — Ra'id Juhi Hamadi Al-Saiedi, who is to be the Cornell Law School's first Clarke Middle East Fellow — has been the target of assassination attempts and they don't have enough information to assess the risk he represents and prepare for it. “Cornell University Administration representatives confirm that they have...
  • Summertime Block Party promotes race awareness (Ithaca's Race Liberation Alliance)

    07/06/2007 6:46:57 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies · 561+ views
    © 2007 www.gotbuzzed.com ^ | Originally published July 5, 2007 | From Buzz staff reports
    The Race Liberation Alliance of Ithaca, New York is hosting a Summertime Block Party on Saturday July 7 outside the Greater Ithaca Activities Center, 318 N. Albany St., Ithaca. The purpose of the event is to foster a greater sense of community unity across diverse cultural, ethnic and socio-economic lines while promoting social justice and sustainable lifestyles. The event is free and open to the public, and will last from 3-7 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Shakoor Aljuwani, a social and environmental activist who has been working in New Orleans with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts since a few days...