Top news of the day
The stories you should check out
1. The Ithaca Police Department is searching for an “armed and dangerous” man who allegedly shot a 21-year-old male Monday night. The IPD said the suspect is Zavierus King, an 18-year-old male who goes by the alias “Biggum.” Police said King is a six-feet tall, 185 pound black male. Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to contact the IPD at 607-272-3245.
2. The AVON Global Center for Women and Justice and the International Human Rights Clinic is hosting human rights activists Wesenyelesh Admasu Bezabih and Meseret Mamo Kombolcha. The women will speak about disability rights in a presentation titled “Disability and Gender in Ethiopia: A Conversation with Two Ethiopian Women.” The event is at 12:15 p.m. on Oct. 24 in Cornell’s Saperston Student Lounge. Check out our preview of the event in Latest Headlines.
3. State Police busted a sex-trafficking ring that operated in Ithaca, Watertown, Syracuse and other areas of New York State. One man and two women were arrested in connection with the ring and appeared in Onondaga County Court yesterday morning. Investigators said the defendants recruited women as young as 15 to work as prostitutes.
What’s happening today
The events you won’t want to miss
1. A gerontology workshop, called “Handling Stress in a Rapidly Changing Environment,” will be held at 2 p.m. in the Country Inn and Suites on 1100 Danby Rd. Advance registration is required, and the workshop is free to all Ithaca College faculty and students.
2. In recognition of World Food Day — today — Cornell University is hosting a food packaging event at 4 p.m. in Stocking Hall. The goal of the event is to package 20,000 meals of rice, soy and dehydrated vegetables to be shipped around the world to aid in school feeding programs and crisis relief.
What to do during Fall Break
Staying in Ithaca? Check these activities out:
1. Watch the men’s soccer team take on Utica College at 1 p.m. Saturday at Carp Wood Field.
2. Cheer on the women’s tennis team as it competes in the Empire 8 semifinals at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Glazer Arena.
3. Experience the Haunted Ithaca Tour at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Dewitt Park. The tour covers everything from ghost stories to Ithaca’s paranormal past. Advance ticket reservation is required.
4. The Yoga School is sponsoring a free day of yoga classes as part of the Love Your Body week event series, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The school is at 141 E.State St. and includes ashtanga, vinyasa and gentle yoga.
5. The Friends of the Library fall book sale is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at 509 Esty St. The group is selling over 250,000 books, cds, DVDs and more.