what is going on is Athena was not much of a story, and Stella is a 2014 story but it is only 2013, so money is flowing out of Ithaca because all this talk of acquisition was mainly posturing to prevent a hostile bid.  This decline hurts, but I for one welcome it, hoping it will spur someone to see how crazy to know insanely undervalued Ithaca is and will make a public bid, the company better be worried because in the 1.80s a bid of 3.00 steals this company (even though it is worth $4+ in the medium term)......