Thursday, April 28, 2005

Ithaca, New York - The City of Ithaca Landmarks Preservation Commission may have lost years of legal battles to preserve the Redbud Woods last month but the fight to save the historic forest has not ended. On Tuesday Cornell University sophomores Norah Kates, left, and Paloma League-Pike locked themselves to a sycamore tree on campus and pledged to stay there until the school changed its plans to level the area in order to build a new parking lot. A spokesman for the institution made a statement that the pair "have every right to protest" and that they will let them remain locked to the tree.