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The Press. (Cortland, N.Y.) 1972-1990, September 26, 1986, Image 3

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The Press/Friday, September 26, l!)8()!THREE Studehts arrested to appear-in court By Bing Miller $1,000 fine and/or one year in jail, Doloisio said. taken against any student involv~d. . . The five students allegedly dispensed beer to Nichols said that people holdmg parties m the It appears that people- aren't respecting: Ure -- 21-year- old drinking ~ge law, said Lt. James Nichols of the Cortland .!=ity Police, after five students wen! arrested on 110 charges in connection with a party where alcohol' was allegedly served to minors. ~ · minors durfng a \pa~;ty\, held at the Delta Kappa future \can expect that we will use this type of Beta house, 50 Tompkins St., last Saturday, police tactic,\ meaning the use of undercover poli~e Daloisio said. \Approximately 300 people,\ to observe parties and other functions where t~ere 1s Nichols· said, attended the party. a possibility that alcohol ~il_l be ~erved t? m~nors. Brand said the event was a \funq raiser\ for the Police were told, Dolms10 said, earlier m the brother-in-law of one of the members of the frater- week by the fraternity that a party would take The five students, all members of Delta Kappa , Beta, we:re charged Tuesday a.nd will appear in city court Oct. l, according to Police Spokesman Tony nity who has leukemia. , place. · He said that in the past Delta Kappa has donated According to Cinquanti, representative~ from the to the Special Olympics and the Ameri~an Cancer fraternity were told that undercover police would Society. · attend the par·ty. Daloisio. · · • · Each student was charged with 13 counts of sell- ing alcoholic beverages without a license and nine counts of unlawfully dealing with a minor, Daloisio The event was attended by undercover policemen Nichols said 'the undercover police there knew who observed people they· \thoug·ht were under people at the party and that some of them even age\ and allegedly had been served beer, Daloisio ,. ....-kn~w that they were police. said. \The undercover police spoke to people [at the said. ' The students,. ail residents of 50 Tompkins St., are: ihe fraternity's preside~).!, Joseph-A. Brand, 22, vice president Randall J. l:foose, 21, treasurer Ed- ward F. Linekin, 22, .secretary Eugene M. Augustine Jr., 21, and Briap P. Hussey Jr., 21, who signed a form with the Ben J. Ardito Distributors of Cortland stating the beer: would not be sold to He said, outside the party police. questioned and party] who. knew t~ey were poli.cemen, \.he said. asked for proof of legal drinking age from the The arresting officers were: Richard Nichols, Ted observed individuals who allegedly received the Sudol, Charles Olin, and Sgt. Gerald Ward, accor- beer. ding to Daloisio. The people questioned were found to be under Police could not release the number of under- the legal drinking age, said Police Chief Philip !\-· cover officers at the party or their names. . Cinquanti, and the ones giving statements to pohce \The problem is alcohol,\ J. Nichols said, were between the ages of 18 ;,t,nd 21. \we're not out to pick on coll~e people.\ · minors. :, . Unlawfully dealing with a minor is a misde- meanor under section 260.20-4 of the New York State penal code. The Alcoholic Beverage Control laws define a minor as someone under the legal pur- It was \based\ on the statements from these peo- He said police are trying to oring the sit_uation ple, Daloisio said, that the polic~· obtaine~ the under control because of numerous complamts of evidence to make the arrests. N1chols said II \noise litter, disorderly acts m;d vandalism\ stem- statements were obtained. , ming from parties. chasing age of 21. • Daloisio said that Delta Kappa Beta was also charged with one count of selling alcohol without a license and unlawfully dealing with a minor. Vice president of Student Affairs Linda Kuk said The law has been \obviously blatantly violated\ there '' probably will be some action\ taken in by a lot of people, and maybe this will call the \at- response to the situation. tention of a great many people to the problem,\. She said that Judicial Coordinator Carol Nichols said, and hopefully \common sense will Each count carries a maximum penalty of a DiGregoria will handle any disciplinary action prevail.\ AWARE march protest~ violent criines on campus By Jill K. Steeley LaH Friday night as fog rolled in to cover the full moon approximately 35 SUCC students and faculty gathered on th~ steps of Corey Union to. march in protest of the growing number of violent crimes facing people today. For the second year in a row the campus group A.W.A.R.E. (All Women for Acnieving Respect and Equali- ty) organized the \Take~k The Night March\ in an at- tempt to make campus sa'fer .\ · · - The marc~ took_Jll.U::ticiP!-,n!S down Neubig Road, around. Towers, and o-n tO' rhe libf~ity. · - · ' , During the time that the' marchers were on campus they suf- fered continued verbal abuse from people in the surrounding dormi rories. From the library the ma:reh continued on past the President Clark's home and d·own Court Streeuo Main Street where the group walked past the local bars chanting, \Wherever we go, however we dress, No means No and Yes means Yes.\ While they marched, the organizers, Jennifer Parker and Lisa Skill stopped periodically to point out dangerous areas on and around campus wtiere broken lamp posts etc. provid- ed perfect cover for would be assailants. Panici,.eants in the march included faculty members Howard Botwinick, Donna· Blackwood, Robert Lynch and Project Coordinator of NYPIRG Ken Deutsch. Also par- ticipating in the march was CCSA president Jim Cullen. When asked about the verbal assaults from the dorms, Parker said, \I think it s,l)ows the ignorance and lack of awareness on this particular campus~ It's an example of exact- ly what we're fighting again.sl.\ · Students · down Main Street 'Take Ba~~_!_hc:_ ~ightt march. Students fail to be billed extra dollar , . . By VIRGINIA MARTIN'~ An increase in funding f9r NYPIRG, voted in by the student body last spring, was not included in the man- datory· student activity fee . when bills were sent out to students for this fall semester, said CCSA presi- dent Jim Cullen. · Since a new computer system was installed · last semester, the bursar's office began generating the bills ib early April, CuBen said. The problem with this, he said, was that the results .of tfie referendum granting . NYPIRG a $l increase per · student per semester weren't finalized until late April, . after some of the bills wei:'~ already completed. .: Wnat this ultimately · means, according to Cullen,. is t.hat students weren't bil~ed fot the $1 increase th!lt NYPIRG ~as to receive star- ting this semester. NYPIRG's funding was to have increased from $2 to $3 per student. According to CCSA treasurer, Marie Kitts, NY?lRG has been very cooperative. NYPIRG and CCSA are \still in the stages of everyone being on good terms,\ she said.· Cullen said his administra- tion has been exploring many options. to try to solve the problem. One possibility is to hold another referendum asking tlle s.tudents to fund NYPI RG $4 next semester, instead of the $3 which-was to . have been charged, to make up for the error, Cullen said. He said he's not sure how fair this option would be to the students, though. CCSA could cut the cur- rent 'budgets Qf oth_~r organizations, Cullen said, . · to make up the money. ~ , .... ! ·. ·.; •• \ .• CCSA Is definitely trying to avoid doing that, he added. Another choice open to CCSA is to just start funding NYPlRG with the increase next semester, Cullen said. Technically this could be Kitts•said there are a vane- ty of options they are looking into that could lessen the problem.'' A final decision will not be made until Sept. 30 when the exact FTE•count is finished, 'NYPIRG is operating in good faith and I know the CCSA is too.' -Deutsch . done, he' safd, because the refetemh.im\' ·. the students passed did not state when the increase would go into effect'. These·aJ;~'just a few of the avenues ·operi to the CCSA, . Cullen said. . ~· ~·. -. said Kitts. The FTEs deter- mines the actual amount of money the CCSA has\ to work- with, according to Cullen. NYPIRG coordinator Ken• Deuts.ch, said .he is upset tJ;tat the mistake was made, but it's \no big deal\ since a ge- nuine error was made. \NYPIRG is operating in good faith and I know the CCSA is too,\ said Deutsch. CCSA and NYPIRG are working closely together hoping to settle things soon, Deutsch said. , If NYPIR,G doesn't for some reason receive the in- crease.this semester problems could arise, according to Deutsch, ~imply because its budget wds based on the in- crease ... ,. The referendum wording stated that NYPIRG would either receive the increase or would not be able to function on the Cortland campus, he said. Deutsch said he knows the students want NYPIRG to be funded for $3 because· they voted overwhelmingly in favor of the.increase .

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