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Tompkins CountyCampuses 3A Around Tompkins County Campuses The Ithaca Journal Friday, December 13, 1996 Lansing cinema adds four screens SUNY downplays role admissions will have in review of schools Village of Lansing HoytS I 4 I yCayuga Mall ilz- Triphammer A Kendall of Ithaca II Cayuga Heights William Messner, vice provost of academic affairs. Admissions criteria is a part of the ranking, using such standards as "most selective," "more selective," "selective" and "open," officials said. Goldfarb agreed that admissions criteria may factor in the distinctions between campuses, but he disagreed that the effort was aimed at ranking the campuses. He said the effort was to distinguish the differences of the campuses and highlight their identities. For example, he said, of the four university centers in the SUNY system, only two offer both medical and law degrees.

The task force's suggestion, he said, is to "sharpen the roles" of the different campuses. Some of the proposed changes will be controversial, said Interim Chancellor John W. Ryan. "Nothing will be sacred and untouchable," Ryan said in the Thursday edition of the Times Union of Albany. A ranking system may have negative budget implications, said Vincent Aceto, president of the faculty senate.

Aceto said he was concerned that lower-ranked schools may get less funding. Tlw Associated Press ALBANY A State University of New York spokesman Thursday scaled down reports that colleges and universities would be ranked based on admission standards. Earlier this week, a SUNY task force proposed a method of categorizing campuses based in part on admission standards, but also including such factors as the types of degrees offered and the number of programs offered. Ken Goldfarb, SUNY spokesman, played down the importance of the report by the Task Force on Academic Mission Review and Performance Reporting. The task force was established by SUNY administrators to reexamine the university system.

"This has to go through three or four layers before there's any real action by the trustees," Goldfarb said. "Once there's more discussion, it'll probably change somewhat. It'll go to the president, the chancellor and then the board of trustees." He said the report is "extremely preliminary proposal. It's a concept. It may never see the light of day." The task force proposed dividing the 34 four-year campuses in categories such as "comprehensive college" and "college" categories, said HOW TO CALL THE JOURNAL CIRCULATION: 24 hours a day, 274-9290 ADVERTISING: Before 5 p.m., 272-1121; after 5, 274-9237 CLASSIFIED ADS: 24 hours a day, 272-9300 Once a Year Sale and Open House 15-50 Discount 14th 10AM-6PM Hoyts Cinema 4 Where: Cinema Drive between the Triphammer and Small malls Opening: Dec.

20 First films: "Scream," "Michael" and "Evening Star" are scheduled Prices: Tickets cost the same as those at the other Hoyts Theaters at the Pyramid Mall; $7.25 general, $5 seniors; $4.75 children; $4.75 matinees. of great films that aren't coming to a place like Ithaca," she said. And although the popularity of independent and artsy films like "Emma" and "Sense and Sensibility" has grown in recent years, Cohen said there are indications that the number of such films being distributed by big studios will decrease next year. There isn't one new category of films that would fill the four screens on Cinema Drive, she said. Business owners in the nearby shopping centers have said they welcome the new theater because it will bring more traffic to the south side of Route 13 in the village.

Curtis said people are moving out of the city anyway. "I think there'd be a market for it up there," he said. Attorney general talk comes to Owego New York Attorney General Dennis C. Vacco's Community Outreach Program comes to Owego for a session on telemarketing at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Coburn Free Library, 275 Main St.

This column appears daily and contains news items from Tompkins County and surrounding communities. If you know of something in your community you would like to report, please mail that information to Town Briefs, do The Ithaca Journal, 123 W. State Ithaca, NY 14850; fax it by dialing 272-4248; or e-mail it to ami 4 nmriaaCr! 23 Cinema Dr. Ithaca 257-3500 Weekdays Sat 8-5, Sun 9-2 ON SAL1 DW936K18V Cordless Saw Kit ww mm mm pji jj j. jl a 7 and see what goes on in that shaped building in Fall Creek.

have a large selection of last minute gifts that you can carry with or we will UPS anywhere. Our dishes, bowls, and coasters are nationally, and made here in Say hello, and make a free glass pin while you're here. Refreshments and Conviviality Hoyt's expands into old theater across street By JOE WILENSKY u-Journal Staff LANSING Four more movie screens are coming to the Ithaca area just in time for the peak movie-going holiday season. Hoyts Cinemas has almost complet-(jCd renovation of the former Cinema in Lansing and will open it next Friday as a companion to its 10-screen iplex in the nearby Pyramid Mall. ij.

The new Hoyts Cinema 4, located Cinema Drive between the Triphammer and Small malls, will ture first-run movies and charge the same ticket prices as the Hoyts multiplex in the Pyramid Mall. Roger Eaton, president and chief executive officer of Hoyts Cinemas, Thursday from his Boston office the four new screens will function essentially as the 11th through 14th screens of the Pyramid Mall site, although they may tend to show more independent and high-end "art" films. The rapid expansion of the Ithaca 'movie market caused Hoyts to increase its Pyramid Mall screens from seven to 10 in early 1995, but even 10 screens quickly became inadequate, Eaton said. Hoyts couldn't get Danby Pirates Club sells trees this weekend The Danby Pirates Club plans its Christmas tree sale for Saturday and Sunday with a breakfast from 1 a.m. to noon.

The sale features all-natural, you- cut trees. The breakfast costs $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for children age 5 and older, and is free for children under 5. Santa Claus will arrive at 2 p.m. To get there, take Route 96B to South Danby road. Then take South Danby Road to Fisher Settlement ''Road.

Ski Club takes to slopes Sunday fj ITHACA The Cayuga Junior Cross Country Ski Club will have its i first outing at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 15. All juniors under 13 with a parent are wel-r come. Meet at the parking lot at the plowed end of Hammond Hill Road, I off Irish Settlement Road, for ski or games.

The outing is on, snow or no snow. i Some ski equipment will be available. Bring a piece of wood for the stove in the new wanning hut. For more information, call Susie Davis at 277-1156 or Dan Karig at Lansing Hoops, wrestling sign-ups due The Town of Lansing Recreation Department will be offering youth programs in basketball and pee-wee wrestling starting in January. Registrations are now due for both programs.

Basketball programs are for students in third through sixth grades. The wrestling program is for stu-tl' dents ages 8-14. The fee for each is Registration forms are 'available at the Recreation Depart-' ment office in the Lansing Town The deadline is Dec. 20. Programs start the first week of Jan-" uary.

For more information, call the Department at 533-7388. 20 I sa the space for four additional screens at Pyramid Mall, and decided on the nearby former Cinema as an alternative. Hoyts had been eyeing the Cinema property, which is owned by Triphammer Development Company for about two years, Eaton said. Construction crews have been working around the clock for several weeks to complete the movie house's $640,000 makeover; the Cinema's former two theaters have been divided into four, which will be able to accommodate 512 people, Eaton said. A sprinkler system and handicapped access have been added to the 30-year-old site, which had been vacant for the past decade or so.

"They really did a nice job on it," said Village of Lansing Zoning Officer Ben Curtis. He said he expects to receive a sign permit application for the site today. The additional screens will allow Hoyts to expand the length of the run of some films in both locations and to offer a wider variety of films. "We wouldn't classify it as a strictly arts cinema," Eaton said of the new theater. The new screens worry the owners of the two independent movie theaters in Ithaca, which have traditionally shown independent films not featured as part of the big-budget fare of mall screens.

"I think this kind of expansion does threaten local ownership," said Lynne Cohen, who co-owns Ithaca's Cin-emapolis and Fall Creek Pictures with Newfield Maki joins library council Lois Maki, director of the Newfield Public Library, has been elected to the Directors' Advisory Council of the Finger Lakes Library System. Maki will represent libraries that serve towns and villages with populations less than 2,000. She was elected by the directors of 14 libraries serving municipalities of similar size in the Finger Lakes Library System service area. The directors' advisory council advises the executive director of the Finger Lakes Library System on matters pertaining to public library service in the five-county area served by the library system. The Finger Lakes Library System, which is based in Ithacarserves 29 public libraries in Cayuga, Cortland, Seneca, Tioga and Tompkins counties.

Cortland County Action Program makes wish list The Cortland County Community Action Program is asking for the community's help with fulfilling its wish list. Community Action has been helping members of the Cortland community since 1974. Donations may be delivered to the office at 23 Main St. in Cortland, or the staff can be called at 753-6781 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday through Friday. Wish list items are: small round wooden table, six file cabinets, three computer desks, four- or five-drawer file cabinet, desk chairs, a small freezer, a metal cabinet, IBM-compatible education-based preschool software, baby and infant items, computers and monitors, Microsoft office software, a Milwaukee blower door, "Force 2" insulating machine and an infrared scanner. Tioga County Candor gets aid for snowmobile trail The Town of Candor will get a state grant of $4,631 for maintenance of off mm Saturday, Dec. SERVIEN GLASS STUDIOS 201 Come oddly We you, vases, sold Ithaca. fused PAULINA G.

REIDJournal Staff her husband, Richard Szanyi. "We are in danger of being crushed, even though I don't think that's anybody's goal." Eaton said he isn't worried about any threat to Ithaca's independent screens. "I think the market still has some room to grow," he said. "There will be some impact, some sharing around (of films)." He said Hoyts has essentially grown its own market in Ithaca, and the mall screens are doing "extremely well." Cohen said the end result of Hoyt's growth could be the loss of local decision making about what films can be seen in the Ithaca area. She said she doesn't think Hoyts' expansion will give people access to films they wouldn't see otherwise.

"There is no backlog snowmobile trails. The grant, which Gov. George Pata-ki announced Thursday, is among $771,167 to be shared by 50 towns and counties across the state. Pataki has proclaimed Dec. 8-14 Snowmobile Safety Awareness Week and urged riders to practice safe habits on the machines, including avoiding alcohol, wearing helmets and traveling at moderate speeds.

The trail grants are funded through snowmobile registration fees collected by the state Department of Motor Vehicles and administered by the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Participating localities receive payment of 70 percent of grant amounts prior to the start of the winter. The remaining 30 percent is paid in the spring. Depending on the location, snow-mobiling trails are patrolled either by state park police, state conservation officers or municipal police, including sheriff departments. HaNPSOME REATlONsh Baekets Jewelry Tin Ware Fragrances Lotions by Greenleaf Candles by Mole Hollow Angels 297 Jersey Hill Rd.

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