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The Press. (Cortland, N.Y.) 1972-1990, April 12, 1990, Image 4

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FOllRJApril 12. I ':l90(The Press Cuomo Strengthens shield law B~ Lisa B1·adway Nc11'\ Fditor Kn:~·n• ly Go\' r rnor Mario ('Utlflll) 'i),!llCd IIllO lav. a bill that v. ill 'lrt:n),!thcn Nev. York·~ Shield L1v.: .The purpo'ic of the law i'> to ad- vam:e hrst Amendment values by proteding journalists from im- proper requests for infonnation or dislcosure of sources. This year we celebrate the bicen- tennial of the First Amendment. Since 1735, when Peter Zenger was acquitted of libel charges, New York has led the way in the protec- tion of freedom of the press. The new law expands the 1970 law which protects the new-; media from divulging information and sources to the courts. \Under the bill. a joum~list will have absolute protection from con- tempt for failing to disclose infor- mation and sources obtained or re- ceived in con 1 idence by a profes- siClllaljoumali.,t in the cour~e of news gi.jthering,\ acnlfding to Cuomo. :-.lew, and news soun.:e~ are pro- te-cted unle!t!-> a dear and specific 'howing i~ made that the news is () highly material and relevant; 2) criti- cui (Jr necessary to the maintenance of a. party's claim, defense or proof of an issue; and 3) not obtainable from any alternative source. Any order overcoming the law must be SUj)ported by clear and specific find- ings made after a hearing. The bill does not override the right to a fair trial guaranteed to defendants in criminal proceedings by the United Stal~s and New York State Constitution. Approval of the bill is recom- mended by New York Publishers As- sociation, the New York State Broad- casters Association, Capital Cities/ Aac, CBS, the Associated Press , Nac and the Gannett Co. Student Housing ~ h \.lr' x.m - ') f-~>r son 2 E?Pciroan - 4 r~r.son 144 and 146 Tonpkins St. '( . ~ -~ • 'J' ! l • t.t.!J . ~ 'f ., l S'N! p:;r smester - double S lll\CI p2r p2rson- single r.q.usi t rEqUirEd. call 753-3739 Anti-drug video available to·schools Special to the Press Noting that April is Alcoholism Awareness Month, Assemblyman C.D. LOCAL GOVERNMENT INTERNSHIPS PRE-LAW INTERNSHIPS District Attorney Economic Development Agency City Prosecutor Housing Assistance Council Planning Department Environmental Conservation Social Services Department United Auto Workers County Treasurer Mayor's Office County Legislature Office of the Aging County Attorney· Labor Coalition Health Department Arts Council Police Department Department of Labor AND OTHERS ALL MAJORS ELIGIBLE Applications Available Now- Old Main 113 Information - Carl Feurer, OM202, x-480~ DEADLINE - APRIL 26 Student Houstna Available for Fall 1990 Located on Clayton Ave. Prospect Terrace and Groton Ave. Single Bedroom Aparbnents for 1-2-3-4-5 or 6 students Housina&locatlons... Clayton A.ve. • Preferably female tenants. 18 Clayton 19 Clayton • • • $995.00/semester Dark Horse Post Office MainSL For information Call 753-3386 or 753-6740 Rappleyea is making a videotape aimed at helping youngsters \say no to drugs,\ available to interested groups and organizations in Chenago, Cort- land and Cayuga counties ~titl~'The~~~;·~v~ofi~resM~ruff~Cri~WmhD~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~, and uses song. dance and upbeat humor to send an anti-drug message to STU DE NT. u·ous· I NG elementary school students ages 6 to 12. · . · .. ··At hearings conducted across the state and locally by the Assembly Re- ,. . · ' . ~. ·· puhlican Task Force on Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Abuse. we have learned from students, school administrators, teachers, law enforcement officials and parents that educating youngsters on tlle dangers of drug and alcohol abuse must begin in the elementary schools,·· Rappleyea said. Tlle assemblyman has sponsored two of the task force hearings in the 122nd Assembly District. at Norwich High School in Chenango county and Cort- land High School in Cortland county_ A. third event is planned for Thursday. May 3rd. at Moravia High School ill Cayuga county. Rappleyea said the McGruff video was made available t<J local schools last year and is an ideal educational tool to encourage younger students'\to develop an anti-drug attitude. The video can be borrowed from Assemblyman Rappleyea's offices in ;\lorwich, 42 South Broad St., telephone 336-7160, and Cortland, 17 Main St.. Room 207, telephone 753-9324_ ,. SENIORS!!! Get ready for Graduation Celebration Weekend! '- . . . -. .. . . .. . . .... ··~ .. ·-·· ......... - .J 6 Bedrooms Heat & Electric I-ncluded I, Call Soon 755-1086 Le~fe· a Afe:ssa~e .', '...:~·,· .•• ,. \. •c •• \• . ' - ..] rnor, procl soc chas his I doe! him1 othe l\1 gan \ edge ~· out t • flo-w I nity i \un} dent proj1 a dec cam T .. unf plen orsh apru apo: fort poss but 1 finru T \lies ofbi .. bei · tion- -~ 1

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