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TEN{fhe Press/February 16, I 990 THE PRESS EDITORIAL Apartheid has no future in South Africa A sigh of relief was breathed around the globe tJ&I week after Nelson Mandela was welcomed home a?ffr 27 years of captivity. Mandela is a symbol of hope to the blacks of South Africa, and anyone who believes in the equality of all people. The black nationalist leader spoke to more than . l 00,000 people at a soccer stadium in his hometown of Sowcto and more than 100 million through the airwaves. Mandela may be said to be a little behind the times, after all, twenty-seven years ago he didn't have the ex- tensive press coverage from all over the world defend- ing his cause with him. He was alone voice condemned to silence; only allowed to speak again years later in a drastically different time. Maybe this time around his voice will be joined with the voices of others and the overdue progress will be made to end apartheid. The times have changed but the rhetoric of this fight to the end leader remains the same, .. It is discipline and loyalty that will liberate us\ he said. Mandela calls for an organized mass formation of the democratic move- ment and to act with dignity. It is vital for the blacks to unite and fight together, and violent actions are not only inevitable but necessary. Mandela condemns the ·vio- lence of apartheid but promises retaliation. Is is obvi- ously the only way to end the struggle. The end may not be here yet, but this powerful voice has opened the eyes and ears of what used to be a deaf govemment. With the massive following he has ac- quired, it would be hard for even the deaf not to hear him. Young students in Africa admitted they knew very little of Mandela. less in fact than Americans, but the words are out now and everyone has heard them. Apartheid has no future in South Africa. THE PRESS Non lllegitimus Carborundum Pamela R. Kujawa Editor in Chief Kelly A. Hogan Managing Editor Technical Advisor ................................................. Terrence P. Brennan News Editor ..................................................................... Lisa Bradway Cartoonist ............................................................................ Dave Street Entertainment Editor ..................................................... Mary am Tasnif Co-Sports Editors ............................................................... Rob Adamo ........................................................................................... Corey Wiles Photography Editor ........................................................... Stephen May Opinions Editor ................................................................... Kelly Jones Copy Editor ................................................................... David DeGroot Business Manager .................................................... Susan M. Gaertner Assistant Business Manager ......................................... Christine Webb Sales Managers ............................................. Joanne Howe .................................................................................... Mike Bundschuh Darkroom Manager .......................................................... Stephen May Staff Writers ............................................... MichelleKennedy, Leanne .................................................... Kinney, Charlene Martin Ad Builders ........................................ Amy Colucci, David Yannascoli Photographers ........................ : ........................ Tom Walsh, Lisa Clark, ............................................................... Scott Bohosian, Rydi Kuebler Faculty Advisor ................................................................... Syed.J?asha Typesetting Staff .......................... , ....................... Lisa Bradway,Tanya .................................................. Furgal, Mary Micciche,Coleen Carroll The Press Room 111, Corey Union Cortland, New York (607) 753-2803 COMMENTS SAB should bring ' . more progressive acts to campus To the Editor: After reading Steve Zarelli · s letter in last weeks PRESS,I wao; compelled to write in myself. First, a compliment to the Student Activities Board do a really good job when it comes to getting movies, comedians and entertainment for the Tannery. Second. a little criticism-why do they insist on squandering almost one- third of their budget booking a \has been\ band for the spring concert. By doing so, they are limiting themselves by catering to listeners of one genre of music, and hope for a big crowd so that they can earn a profit. A feasible solution-Why not get two, three or even four smaller, less well known progressive acts, each of which would be fairly inexpensive. By doing so, you could satisfy listeners of many genres of music, and present to the students and community a band which may be the next Rolling Stones or Pink Floyd. Just because Edie Brickell or the Red Hot Chili Peppers are not as well known does not mean they would not put on a good show, and draw a pretty large crowd. Sincerely, Dave DeGroot Promotions Director-WSUC Student not satisified with a downtown business · To the Editor: I would truly like to address the poor business practice of Harrington Bros. Music and Electronics. I ques- tion the integrity of this business. I brought my stereo receiver in to have estimate work done on my property. All I wanted was to see how much it was going to cost to get my receiver fixed. I called back in a week just as they instructed me to, and they in- formed me that my receiver was repaired. This work was done with- out my permission. My obvious response was \all I wanted was an estimate\. I am not pleased with what they did to me.l hope that no one else has to deal with their unprofession- al ism. Bryan Giudice Cortland student Vandelism in the Den To the Editor: As we separately noticed, walking through the Dragon's Den this semes- ter became a different experience. As \eniors attending Cortland for four years, we are appalled at the vandal- ism projected on the Dragon and school emblem. The Dragon is a symbol of Cortland and we are a part the future this act does not repeat itself. This is our school, take care of of that. The emblem is a tradition it. Cortland has endured since 1948, an <I we should be proud of that. As art-oriented students, we respect our school, what it stands for, and what it consists of. We would hope that in Sincerely, Maura O'Shea-Art Major President AEA John Valentine-History Major WSUC manager clarifies feelings regarding SAB To the Editor: tently rejected. He was made to feel tives for over 2 years now. There is less than welcome. no reason why we couldn't deal The positive feedback I have re- I mustquestionSAB'spracticeof directly with booking agents and ceived regarding my letter printed in booking one large show in the spring, eliminate the middleman. Certainly, the last issue of the PRESS has been rather than 3 or 4 smaller shows it • s a little more work when you absolutely tremendous. I have found throughout the year. As the old aqage eliminate the middleman, we would that there are many people who feel goes, \they are p,utting all their eggs have to call the company reps and that my letter addressed some very in one basket\. With 3 or 4 shows fmd out who's touring, but it is not important and valid points, however, you could program so there is at least that difficult and we would save time in the interest of fairness I would like one show that would appeal to every and money and assure that we are to clarify and expand on several type of musical taste. Also, with a bookedwithaconcertwhenwedeal points. smaller show, the risk of a big loss directly with a booking agent. I realize that there are many hard is lessened, and the chances of I realize that SAB is a student or- working, good intentioned people covering costs and making a profit ganization, and they are learning the working on the Student Activity are maximized. Every other college ropesasthey work along, but, when Board. These people spend a lot of I amawareofhasatleastacouple.of anorgai:tizationgetscloseto20% of time bringing interesting events and national name concerts throughout thetotatCCSA budget, there must be activities to campus. In no way did I the year, .and there is no reason Why some de.gte.e of accountability. intend to cut down the entire SAB, but C()rtland can't or stt()uldn 't. There are lnany tiller/ted people on I (and many others) feel that in the.? 1 also call into question SAB's SABfbutlfearthatth~arenotgiven areaoflive concerts there is areal lack practice of usin,g an agent, a middle- the opportunity to propei'ly operate. of imagination. man, to book C()ncei:ts. This is an I urge the SAB decisidn~makers, the AdefensethatSABhasusedisthe i.ndividual~.wh~ for a sizable fee, '\powers that be\ to open up, and factthatlhavenotcometoanyo{their agrees to rppreseqt us to a·booking listen toyourownpetlple, as well as meetings. This is true, however, agency. Whenwew.antaconcert, the those who have constructive criti- WSUC has made every effort ro inject agent goes rothebook.ingagency and cism and comments. Every organi- positi ve input into SAB 's decisions. pencils in hislb:eJ mime iiu~e appro~ _zation take~ its knocks occasionally In the spring of last year, I was ap- priate date fpr.the act. If, in the' (l,forone,;.knowthis to be true), and pro ached by the p£eside~tofSAB. It meantime, another college outbids the p.eopl~ ll!.~har~e JPU'St have the was then tbat she asked if·WSUC us. the agentcomestousand says~ .courag~·toadirlil'ijl~remaybeother could serve in some sort o'fitidvisory ••sorry, couldn't ge~ thatcOlf<::ert for ' wn.ys of doing .things; and use the capacicy. I toJd:her that we would Be you\. ThrO~gh this:system we are '·new knowledge to improve the happytohelp,andatthe~eginningof wasting money'(the,middleman's organization and. the-campus as a the following sem~ilter, I sent -our c'llt) for the.coneert{we do get, and whole. music director to .attend these meetw losing many concerts in the ptocess ings .. Our music director's·sugges-' becaus~someoneolitbid~edus'With 'tions attd comments were met with· tlte middleman. I have been dealing hostility,- ru1tH1is ideas ·were cottSis- With record company representa- . ' ·- .. !\ • f\' . -h Steven A. Zarelli Cieneral~anager WSUC-FM \ 1 1 on: toe as! als he she ha' rai: As Ch em sh to thl ch ha a de re fn in sa p 0 e il t1 ti

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