slx/rhe Press/Friday' Odob~r 24-, 1QR6 THE PRESS EDITORIAL Student rights The 'Tupperware case,' a federal court trial now being deliberate~ il! Utica gives students a chance to finally de- mand their' rtghts. and not always accept unfair measures that the College tnes to impose on them. The case is called the 'Tupperware case' because it pits a cookware company with State University College at Cor- tland and SUNY Albany against the SUNY Board of Tru~~. . · The case has its beginnings in an October 1982 incident when a representative of The American Future Systems Inc. gave a presentation in a SUCC dorm. The representative was arrested by Public Safety officers and charged with loitering and solicitin~ without a permit. Later the rule was modified by SUNY to allow suclt ' presentation& only between the hours of 2 and 9 p.m. and with written permission The case was brought up by students against, the SUNY Board of Trustees to enhance their rights as students, rights that should be respected by everyone including the college. The Board of Trustees presently prohibits students from inv!ting anyone in their roo~s who could make money by sellmg a product or providing a service. Ray Franco, director of residence life, who is testifying for SUNY said it is in the best interests of the students for s.UNY to win the case. He said opening dorms to commer- Cial vendors would be \disruptive and in some ways ·dangerous\ to the atmosphere of the dorms .. A win by the students would iri no way prove to be \disruptive\ or \d A student victory would only increase student rights and allow the students to make their own choice as to who they want i.n their rooms. It's not as if the individuals who would be coming into the dorm would be d~ruptive; the dorm directors would still have the authority to enforce dorm policy on these individuals. There are many other residence life sanctioned activities that take pla~e in the dorms right now that can be very disruptive and potentially dangerous. The Assassination Game is one such activity that involves running afound at all hours of the day and night trying to tag another student. The College seems to feel that dorm residents don't have rights, just privileges it can abridge any time itdesires. It's time that students finally did something about their liberties which are being severely limited by college policy. ·THEP~S N()n Illegitimus Carborundum Theresa Howard EDITOR Bing Miller MANAGING EDITOR News Editors .... Virginia Martin and Danette Gilson Opinions.Editor .................... Carol Slattery Sports Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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The Press Room 111, Corey Union Cortland; N.Y. 13045 (6()7) 753;.1803, 2804; :i805 THE PRESS O,PINlON-S WE· HAVE NO MlLtTARQIN NICARAGUA. - PSSST:,,,, SHOU,PN'T weerv6-rurs PRlUATC &6CTOR A? PROMOTION, Is it ours or theirs ? By ART BUCHWALD For the past week I have been trying to find out who was responsible for the C-123 cargo plane that was shot down over Nicaragua. Everyone seems to be taking credit for it. The White House folks say that the Reagan Administration was involved. \We don't approve of airplanes that fly over Marxist countries we have diplomatic relations with, but we're always willing to make an exception. If we can't violate the laws of Congress to wage a secret war, then we have no right to call ourselves the White House.'' \Who helped you do the job?\ \The Abraham Lincoln Brigade. They fought on the Loyalist side durjng the Spanish Civil War and they were aching for action again. What gets you mad is that Maj. Gen. Singlaub says he did it all · with his mercenaries.'' \Who is Gen. Singlaub?\ \He runs the Club Med for the contras in El Salvador.'' I went ~o see Gen. Singlaub. ''Are yo~ in- volved with the plane that was downed in Nicaragua?\ \1 didn't know a plane had been shot down, but if there was, ·we'll take credit for it.\ \It was one of ours not one of theirs.\ \Yo~ mean o~e .of mine. No plane flies over Nicaragua without my permission.'' \Then the CIA had nothing to do with it?\ ''They always brag about being part of a covert operation whether they are or not.\ \M~ybe I should ask William Casey. His footprmts are all over 'Central America.\ When I called and asked for Casey, 1 was tol~ he wasn't there, \Where is he?\ 1 in- qmred, \He's on The Hill telling everyone that the CIA was up to its ears in monkey business in Managua. He's afraid someone else will get the points.\ \You would think he'd want to deny it since it is against the law.\ ' \Denying covert operations gets you nowhere. Besides, we subcontract most of our work in Central America, and if it leaked out that we didn't do our own illegal air drops the press might think we're up to no good.\' \In spite of whal you're telling me, I assume you do have a cover story denying any involvement in this?'' \Our cover story is that the pilot of the C-123, whom we didn't know, took off from Miami, which we've ne\'er heard of, on a crop-spraying flight to Green Bay, Wis. The plane ran into bad weather, and, to save fuel., .dumped all the guns and ammunition it was carrying over what he thought was Nashville. Unfortunately, some Alabama duck-hunters fired on the plane forcing it down over Nicaragua.'' \Is that the best the CIA can come up with?\ \It did sound better in the briefing room.\ \Everyone , claims responsibility for the C-123 plane, even Vice President George Bush.'' \He's always loved covert operations.\ I ~ailed. \Mr. Vice Pr~ident, it's being bandied about all over town that your office is h~ndling illegal arms smuggling to N1caragua.'' \I can't say no, and I can't say yes.\ \Why not?'• .\1 don't know· whether it's a plus or a mmus for my campaign.\ ','Why would the White House give you the assignment when it could inflict embarrass- ment on the office, challenge credibility, and cause you nolhing but grief and suffering?\ ''They owe me one.'' (c) 1986, Los Angeles Times Syndicate ~CK.,IJUST ST6PPet>fN SOME REAGAN PRESS · '· RELEAses,,, To the Editor: the Day• or who left eafly. As a result some students were My thanks go to students una~le, to gain needed infor- students, we request from students ~nd faculty the names and/or programs' of schoofs to be invited so that we may do so; at that time we will make very clear our ex-_ pectations with the accep- tance of that invitation. and faculty. for their support matton. of Oraduate School Day oil We will have another Oct. 6. · . graduate school day next However, I wish to state \ y~ar because we need to pro- my .-disappo.intment ·and \:_Ide Cortland students with frustration ~t~ ~?me ~f th~ . tlm':lY and appropriate infor- gr~duate ·-s~~~?l- ,repfesen- mahon ·on the graduate t~t1y~~~ ~h.o.·:._d~d , ,no~ . ~~~~ . school '~pplica;tion pro¢ess. · . the•r. :-!ZOffiltfl~tfiellt t~ .atten~ .... . Howeve_~ , ... to better serve Esther F. Doherty, Director Car~e.r PJanni.llg and Place- .· .~ ........ , ·.. . ment . . ~ . . ...... ,~~·· . ' .