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Ithaca College baseball team blanks Elmira, 13-0


ITHACA – Sophomore second baseman Josh Savacool had three ...
Nov. 28, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Tickets will be on sale directly through ticketmaster.com and the Madison Square Garden website. Tickets can be purchased in either the Boston ...

All Systems Go


When it comes to architecture, the firm Austin + Mergold, based in Philadelphia and Ithaca, New York, doesn't see a lot of sense in reinventing the wheel. “I like the word spolia a lot,” says principal Aleksandr Mergold, referring to the reuse of ...

New York Jets won’t return to Cortland for training camp


NEW YORK >> The New York Jets are camping at home this summer ...
The Jets pumped millions of dollars into Cortland every summer, as well as surrounding areas such as Ithaca and the Finger Lakes region. According to a study by the university, the Jets ...

Poetry readings celebrate the Near East and New York


Students created their own anthology of New York poetry for the class ...
featured in “The City That Never Sleeps,” as well as collections by Cornell and Ithaca poets. “Poetry & Pastry” is co-sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies ...

Ithaca Property Owner Pleads to 288 Violations


was charged with violating Ithaca City Codes and New York State Property Maintenance Codes. A 2006 inspection of the premises revealed the dilapidated condition of the property and Transeuropa was ordered by the Building Commissioner to make repairs to the ...

Ithaca attorney responds to Rep. Reed’s fracking proposal


Editor’s Note: This article was written by Leslie Danks Burke, an attorney in the Ithaca area who ran for U.S. Congress in New York’s 23rd district in 2012. It was written in response to an article recently published in the Ithaca Voice ...

Report: Cornell graduate transfer Shonn Miller meets with Michigan


ANN ARBOR -- The biggest potential impact on Michigan's 2015-16 roster might currently reside in the Fingers Lakes of Upstate New York on an Ivy League campus in Ithaca, New York. He comes complete with 1,065 career points scored in 2,417 minutes played in ...

Supernova's dust could make thousands of Earths, NASA says


ITHACA, New York — Dust from supernova explosions survives to serve as "seed material" for new planets, according to a new study. Researchers have long believed that a significant amount of dust is produced during the first shock wave of a supernova ...

Nina In New York: We’re Stressing Out Our Kids With Our Love And Oppressive Expectations


A lighthearted look at news, events, culture and everyday life in New York. The opinions expressed are solely those of the writer. By Nina Pajak A new study from Ithaca College has found that the higher a parent’s expectations are for a kid’s ...

Fly fishing comes to Ithaca: Ithaca Fishing Day set for March 28th


The event will be held March 28th from 9 am to 4 pm at the Boynton Middle School in Ithaca, New York. Ithaca Fishing Day is a unique event that invites the entire community to come and experience a day of educational opportunities focusing on fishing and ...

Ithaca, BW Offshore agree revised contract terms for BW Athena FPSO


BW Offshore, an Oslo-based provider of floating production systems to the international oil and gas industry, has received a notice of termination for the FPSO BW Athena contract from Ithaca Energy. T…

IC Alumni Leads the Push for Medical Marijuana in Ithaca


Written by Angela Poffenbaugh Evan Nison, a graduate of Ithaca College and the current director of NORML New Jersey. Photo courtesy of http://www.normlnj.org. Ever since 2009, Evan Nison, a graduate…

IC Alumni Leads the Push for Medical Marijuana in Ithaca


Written by Angela Poffenbaugh Evan Nison, a graduate of Ithaca College and the current director of NORML New Jersey. Photo courtesy of http://www.normlnj.org. Ever since 2009, Evan Nison, a graduate…

Ithaca DWI: How a Breath Test Works in Ithaca, New York


GETTING TO KNOW THE BAC DATAMASTER DMT -- "CHEMICAL" BREATH TEST(image courtesy www.winbackyourlife.org) 1.  What the heck IS the "BAC Datamaster DMT" ?     It is the chemical breath test device …

Ithaca Now Full Show 3-29-2015


Host Riley Ludwig before the program. © Sara McCloskey On this week’s edition of “Ithaca Now,” the WICB News Team dove into multiple cases and conversations that not only effect Tompkins County, but …

What’s in my Book Bag March 2015


I’m just starting out on my new YouTube channel, dedicated mostly to book stuff. I just posted my first book review, in which I briefly reviewed Maus by Art Spiegelman, Ithaca by Susan Fish and The Vi…

Baseball in Ithaca: The Cold and Wet Struggle


“Welcome to Freeman Field for this afternoon’s baseball game!” That phrase cracking through the PA system of Ithaca College’s baseball field is hard to come by. Ithaca’s ballplayers have an extreme d…

Herding Goats In Ithaca, by pd lyons


Herding Goats In Ithaca She went a way up into the high lands. She had wounds to nourish. Ghosts to speak to. Her own kind to avoid. published by curio poetry April 2012 issue 5. https://curi…

GREEN BEER & DWI IN ITHACA


HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!  I'm 75% Irish and I'm from Boston so St. Patty's has always been a part of my life.  As proof of my heritage, my younger brother is named Patrick.  lol Courtesy 2beerguys.…

Last days of winter in Ithaca (at least for us!)


Our recent trip to Ithaca was so much fun! We conveniently waited until March and skipped the super harsh winter period up there :) It was still very cold though, in a beautiful snowy winter wonderlan…




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR ITHACA

There are more opportunities than ever for those receiving benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance [Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)] and SSI [Supplemental Security Income (SSI)] to learn job skills and find permanent employment in ITHACA NEW YORK.

If you are looking for work, or are new to the workforce, familiarize yourself with the Americans with Disabilities Act [Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)] of 1990 , a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable people with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society.

A fundamental principle of the ADA is that people with disabilities who want to work and are qualified to do so should have equal employment opportunities.

This booklet answers questions you may have about your employment rights under the ADA.

How do I know if I am protected by the ADA?

To be protected, you must be a qualified individual with a disability. This means you must have a disability as defined by the ADA. Under the ADA, you have a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, thinking, walking, breathing, or performing manual tasks. You must also be able to perform the job for which you want to be hired, or for which you have been hired, with or without reasonable accommodation.

What are my rights under the ADA?

The ADA protects you from discrimination in all employment practices, including: job application procedures, hiring, firing, training, pay, promotions, benefits and licenses. You are also right not to be harassed because of your disability and your employer can not fire or discipline you for asserting your rights under the ADA. More importantly, you have the right to request reasonable for the hiring process and employment functional adaptations.

What is a "reasonable accommodation"?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, work environment or how they usually do things that would allow you to apply for a job, work, or enjoy equal access to the benefits available to others in the workplace. There are many things that can help people with disabilities work successfully. Some of the most common types of accommodations are:

  • physical changes, such as installing a ramp or modifying the workspace or services;
  • sign language interpreters for the deaf or blind readers;
  • provide a quiet space or other changes to reduce noise distractions for someone with mental disabilities;
  • training and written materials in accessible formats such as Braille or audio cassette or computer discs;
  • TTY for deaf can use the telephone, and computer hardware and software to facilitate computer access for people with visual impairments or who have difficulty using their hands; and
  • licenses disability who needs treatment.

    What should I do if I think I need a reasonable accommodation?

    If you think you need a reasonable accommodation for the job application process or at work, you must apply. You may request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the job application, or any time before or after starting work. How do I request a reasonable accommodation? Just let your employer who needs an adjustment or change because of their disability. Needless to complete special forms or use technical language to do so. For example, if you use a wheelchair and it does not fit under your desk, you should talk to your supervisor. This is a request for a reasonable accommodation. A doctor´s note requesting disability leave or saying that you can work with certain restrictions is also a request for reasonable accommodation. What happens after making a request for a reasonable accommodation? Once you have made the request for reasonable accommodation, the employer must discuss the options available to you. If you have a disability that is not obvious, the employer may require documentation that demonstrates and explains why you need a reasonable accommodation. You and your employer must work together to determine an appropriate accommodation.

    For more information on labor support, contact the Social Security Administration [Social Security Administration] to:

    1-800-772-1213 (voice)

    1-800-325-0778 (TTY) www.ssa.gov/work [2]



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    The Guardian and a warning to ITHACA NEW YORK: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

    Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

    It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

    They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

    It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

    My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

    What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

    The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

    A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

    It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

    The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

    In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [6]



  • The Guardian and a warning to ITHACA NEW YORK: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

    Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

    It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

    They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

    It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

    My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

    What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

    The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

    A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

    It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

    The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

    In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [6]








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