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es, or- 9 er a a 't fo.r nue STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, COLLEGE AT CORTLAND Volume XVII Number 8 November 7, 1986 Seward defeats Morgan in election By BING MILLER Republican James Seward came away with an im- pressive, but not surprising victory over Democratic . challenger Matthew Morgan in Tuesday's State Senatorial elections. \There was no reason to believe that [Seward] would do extraordinary well,\ Phil Rumsey, coordinator of Seward's campaign in Cor- tland County, said. Unofficially Seward took . 41,496 votes to Morgan's 28,355, according to an arti- cle in Wednesday's Cortland Standard. In Cortland County, Morgan's home county, Seward unofficially took 6,474 votes to 5,888 for Morgan. Seward was also a candidate for the Conser- vative Party . \This should send a message to any opponents who want to run against him (Seward) in two years, they should look at the numbers,\ Rumsey said. Seward spent over $100,000 during the cam- paign, appearing on televi- sion and radio, while Morgan spent about $65,000 for his bid. Seward, Otsego County's Republican Party chairman and executive assistant to retiring Sen. Steve Riford, · said he is \looking forward to getting to work,\. after beating Morgan, an Albany lobbyist. Rumsey called the 50th District ·a. Republican district, which includes Cor- tland, Tompkins, Cayuga and Otsego counties and part of Chenango County. Rumsey went on to say that one of the reasons Morgan didn't fare too well was that Seward took his home county (Otsego) by storm and Morgan didn't. \He was well ahead in Tompkins an<;l there was no reason not to believe he wouldn't do extremely. well in Cayuga and Otsego,\ Rumsey said, adding ~hat he didn't think he would have problems with Chenango which is a highly Republican County. \They may have beaten us, but they haven't defeated us. We aren't dead yet!\ Morgan said after the results were in. Morgan had hoped to ride on the coattails of popular Democratic Governor Mario Cuomo into the Senate.· Rumsey said it was \clear on paper\ that Seward would win because the district is predominantly Republican. James Seward Board announces Komisar as acting chancellor By BING MILLER The State University System will continu~ to move forward under Acting Chancellor Jerome B. Komisar, said State Universi~ ty College at Cortland Presi- dent James M. Clark. Komisar was recently nam- etl Acting Chancellor.; .effec- t-ive Feb. 1, by the S.U.N.Y. Board of Trustees to replace present Chancellor Clifton R.. Wharton. Komisar said he iooks \forward to being Acting Chancellor,\ but added, h€ .... -. . . '!\'~· 1: . . . ... • -~; ...... ·,_...,... .. . . \' ...... tlt:J· ~ • ._: .. .T. ' _·, .. ~-c~·-· \will miss Chancellor Whar- ton.\ He said Wharton will become president of a major insurance company when he retires. Clark said \sometime next summer\ the S.U.N.Y. Board will choose a perma- nent replacementc for Whar~ ton. Komisar said he is not. a candid~te for the job. Originally Komisar was ex- ecutive vice-chancellor of S. U.N. Y. and was also a pro- fessor at SUNY Binghamton, Clark said. \He [Komisar] has a _Ion~ history with S.U.N.Y., both on campus and in the central level,\ Clark added. Everett Joseph, president of the Student Association of the State University, said Komisar will ''serve the role well.\ Since Komisar was under ~~n;-,;;:IP.\~P~ said.- he . would ''provide continuity between Wharton and his successor.\ Joseph said he doesn't an- ticipate any major changes, but with any new chancellor comes some kind of .change. . ·- ... ~ - ... -- . He added that Komisar is \open to input\ and has a committrnent to the Univer- sity. One concern Joseph does have, he said, was tltat the S.U.N.Y. Board chose not to include students in the searclt for a new chancellor. He said tllis\'1s an - atfeni[Jt. by them [the Bdardf to\ \cli'Jse • t:h-e students out of the se}e(:tion process. Joseph said he feels this is going to seriously affect the input into the selection pro- cess. Komisar said the Board · has ''developed a good struc- ture\ for selection and what they have received is \pre~ mature criticism. ' ' The search committee is made up of representatives from the Board and an ad- vi~ont~Omtnitt~ is made up of .telftesei.Itatives from all around the S.U.N. Y. system; faculty, students and alumni. Komisar said he will be carrying out the Board's agenda and will be \continu- ing the programs already put into place.'' Student pleads not guilty to charges of assault By MATTHEW DiTOMASSO State University College at Cortland student Richard Fer- rette pleaded not guilty to an assault charge stemming from an Oct. 27 incident, according to a spokesman for the Cor- tland City Court. Ferrette is scheduled for another court hearing in December, the spokesman said. Ferrette was arrested and charged with assault after he allegedly struck Public Safety Officer Edward Moore during the spontaneous celebration following the Mets' World Series victory, said Peter Lalla, assistant director of Public Safety. · Lalla said Moore was in the vicinity of Clark Hall when Ferrette allegedly threw a roll of toilet paper at him. When Moore approached him for identification, Ferrette allegedly struck him on the left side of the face and then disappeared into the crowd, Lalla added. Ferrette denied throwing and possessing the toilet paper and said Moore grabbed his neck from behjnd. Ferrette said he did not realize it was a Public Safety of- ficer until after he pushed the officer back with the palm of his hand. Ferrette added that he ran away from Moore because he was allegedly reaching for his night stick. j Inside This Week Crossword Puzzle . . . . . . .. . . . . ......•....... 12 Editorial ................................. 6 Insider . . . . • • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. ~ . 9--12 News Briefs ........................ · ...... 2 Opinions ............................... 6-8 Peanuts .. · . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 12 Personals ................................. 17 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . ................ ~ .. 18-20

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