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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

It's Official: Cayuga Heights Won't Shoot Deer

Cayuga Heights will not go through with the plan it approved to cull (that is, shoot) deer in the village, the mayor announced today.

Why the change, after a long, searing battle to pass the plan? Because property owners would not give permission for shooting on their parcels, the mayor said.

The Ithaca Journal called it a stunning reversal. But Ithaca Blog predicted it, four years ago. We said that no matter what was on the books, there would be civic action against shooting in the village, and never would it happen. (See our post on 12/10/08.)

We also predicted that Al Gore would enter the 2004 presidential race as an independent and win, and that Sarah Palin would not be the Republican vice-presidential candidate in 2008, so we guess we should be proud of this one. Ah, actually, we're proud of all of them.

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