Red Cross says need is "acute" for A positive, B positive, and O positive blood donations

Red Cross says need is "acute" for A positive, B positive, and O positive blood donations

The New York-Penn region of American Red Cross Blood Services says there's an acute need for blood donors with A positive, B positive, and O positive blood types. The organization cites school breaks and family vacations as leading to a drop in routine donations, and urges Central New York residents to make an appointment to give blood soon.

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Cornell and GIAC offer cooling centers to Ithaca community members as heat wave continues

Cornell and GIAC offer cooling centers to Ithaca community members as heat wave continues

SPLASH!SPLASH!Cornell University is offering air-conditioned space in Friends Hall, adjacent to Schoellkopf Hall on Campus Road amidst the University's athletics complex, as a cooling center for those seeking to escape the heat. The Tompkins County Chapter of the American Red Cross has also opened a cooling center at GIAC in downtown Ithaca. It's the third straight day of temperatures in the mid 90s, with another day or so of extreme heat expected.

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Failed pump reduces chilled-water cooling capacity at Cornell as heat wave broils Ithaca

Failed pump reduces chilled-water cooling capacity at Cornell as heat wave broils Ithaca

McGraw TowerMcGraw TowerFailure of a 200 hp chilled-water booster pump in the Kite Hill area of the Cornell University campus on Monday afternoon has resulted in lessened cooling capacity for campus buildings as temperatures soar into the 90s outside. Cornell has adopted a "load shed" plan to spread the effect out across campus, lessening the problem for the buildings that would otherwise take the lion's share of the impact.

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Temperatures soar to mid 90s in Ithaca this week

Temperatures soar to mid 90s in Ithaca this week

SPLASH!SPLASH!As a record heat wave grips the entire eastern seaboard, temperatures in Ithaca are expected to peak in the mid 90s each of the next few days. Nighttime lows in the high 60s mean it will be tough to cool down without air conditioning.

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5.5 magnitude earthquake northeast of Ottawa felt in Ithaca

An earthquake the U.S. Geological Survey has estimated at a 5.5 magnitude on the Richter scale, centered about 55 miles north-northeast of Ottawa, Ontario, was felt by Ithaca area residents at about 1:41 this afternoon. The earthquake was listed at an intensity of VII on the MMI, or Modified Mercalli Intensity, scale.

By comparison, this January's devastating earthquake in Haiti measured a 7.0 on the Richter scale, with an intensity up to X on the MMI in some areas.

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Cornell Cinema 40th anniversary peaks with restored "Metropolis" on Saturday

Cornell Cinema 40th anniversary peaks with restored "Metropolis" on Saturday

 

The lower theatre entrance to Cornell's Willard Straight Hall. The lower theatre entrance to Cornell's Willard Straight Hall. This week, Cornell Cinema kicks off a celebration of its 40th anniversary with four nightly events, Wednesday through Saturday. The celebration begins with tonight's outdoor terrace screening of the Beatles in 1964's "A Hard Day's Night," and culminates with Saturday's presentation of a newly restored print of Fritz Lang's 1926 "Metropolis."

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About 400 gallons of gas left at Ithaca's oldest gas station

About 400 gallons of gas left at Ithaca's oldest gas station

Bill's Sunoco on east hill.Bill's Sunoco on east hill.The gas supply has dipped below 400 gallons for the first time in years at Bill's Sunoco, the old-fashioned stone gas station and service station that's been a fixture on Ithaca's East Hill since 1930. The station is having a cash-only gas sale, offering regular gas for $2.699 per gallon until it runs out.

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Apple's iPhone hits Ithaca with a bang

Apple's iPhone hits Ithaca with a bang

iPhone Fever has struck cities across America, and Ithaca is no exception. The eagerly awaited device, Apple's new combination of cellular phone, iPod, and Internet communicator went on sale at 6:00pm today at the AT&T Wireless store on Meadow Street. Ithaca customers were lucky, with sunny and clear weather as evening arrived, compared to the muggy conditions here earlier this week, and thunderstorms cutting a swath across the country from Kansas to North Carolina.

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Terrorist attacks in NYC affect Ithaca and Tompkins County, and communities around the world

Terrorist attacks in NYC affect Ithaca and Tompkins County, and communities around the world

On September 11th, 2001, a project we'd been working on was unveiled a bit early. 14850 Today was to be a collaboration between 14850.com and WVBR News, and on that remarkable day, we pressed it into service ahead of schedule so we could share the information we had that area residents might need.

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Pancakes and Politics

Ithaca, 7 Nov -- If there's one thing that can get the three Rotary Clubs in Tompkins County to cooperate, it's pancakes. That's the tradition on election day, when for 27 years the Rotary Pancake Breakfast has been a fixture in downtown Ithaca. Today, Rich Farr, a Tompkins County Trust Company employee and the chairman of the all-day pancake gathering, expects to serve about eighteen-hundred meals of pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, and potatoes, between 7 am and 7 pm.

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