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The Stony Brook Press - Volume 17, Issue 13

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h o riz o n .T h e s e
Freem en,a s
th e y
c a ll
th e m -
s e lv e s , h a v e g iv e nsem inarso n how
t oe v a d eth e
la w ,p ra c tic e
s u c c e s s fu l fraud, and
g e t w hat y o u
lo a d e rs
a reg e ttin g
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p ric e s
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in g
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lik e
i t 's
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tim e
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th e y
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re a s o n in g ,b u t
th e re 'sad iffe re n c eb e tw e e nb e in gc a r e f u la n ds u c -
c u m b in g
t o
a
c o n fu s io n
in s p ire d
cow ardice.
S o m e th in g m ustb ed o n eo rad a n g e ro u s m essage
w illb es e n t to m ilitiag ro u p severyw here;s t e po n
th eto e s o fth eU Sgovernm ent andv e r y little w ill
m ilitia
re p re s e n ta tiv e s
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b e lie v e
th e ya ren o th in g
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r p o litic a lc a r e e ri so v e r i f sh e
g ou pi n sm oke.T h a t'sw hat
th e governm enth a sb e e np e r-
t r yi sa lla b o u t.
g e dt oi n t e r f e r e
w ithth ela w
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fe d e ra l le v e lsi nd e a lin gw ith in te rn a lc r i s e sc o v e r e db y th e m e d ia .T h e y 'v eju s tre c e n tly re a liz e d

th a tth e m asses pay
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th e y
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re a lly
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a
m ove
to w ard
p ro g re s s
m anifested
i t s e l f
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fo rm
o f
tw o
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S c h w e itz e r
a n d
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T H EM A K IN GO FA NA M E R IC A NC R IM IN A L
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T h is
w eek
th e
in fa m o u s
"U nabom ber"
w as
fo u n d and capturedb y th eF B I.H ew as s e c u re db y
a
sim p le
tw ist
o f
fa te .
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seem s
th a t
T he
U n a b o m b e r 's
b ro th e r,
D a v id
K aczynski,
h a d
fo u n di nth ea ttico f h is m o th e r'sh o m e ,p a p e r s th a t
seem ed
s u s p ic io u s .
T h e s e
d o c u m e n ts
c o n ta in e d
in fo rm a tio n
th a t
seem ed
re m in is c e n t
o f
T he
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id e a s
a n d
th o u g h ts .
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lo n g ,
a n d
p ro b a b ly , th re a te n in gm oral d ile m m a ,D a v id
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a n d
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M r.K aczynski seto u to n w as initially ruled
o u tT h e o d o reK aczynski
a sT he U nabom ber.B ut
th e sim ilaritiesp r o v e dt o b eto om uch.
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c o n tra ryn o tio nth a t T h e o d o reK aczynski w a sn o t
T h e U nabom ber.T he sim ila ritie sth a t w e ree v id e n t
w ere
th a tT h e o d o r e
K aczynski
h a d
b e e n
p la c e s
th a tT he
U nabom ber
h a d
b e e n
th o u g h tt oh a v e
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le tte rso f T h e o d o reK aczynski,th a t w erefo u n d
in
h is m o th e r'sa ttic . T he c o n te n tso fth e s e d o c u m e n ts
w ere very sim ilart oth eid e a so fT he U nabom ber
i n
h is
a n tite c h n o lo g y
m a n ife s to .
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becam e
know n
th ro u g h
fu rth e r
in v e s tig a tio n
th a t
T h e o d o re
K aczynski
h a d
p la y e d
w ith
c h e m ic a l
e x p lo s iv e sa sac h ilda n d w asf a s c i n a t e d
w ithr o c k -
e ts . A nd
fin a llyth ro u g h
ale tte rw ritin g
frie n do f
T h e o d o re K aczynski itbecam ek n o w n th a th elik e d
t oc a r v eth in g so u to fw ood.
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m ost
in te re s tin g
fa c t
a b o u t
T h e o d o re
K aczynski
w as
th a th e
w ash ig h ly
e d u c a te d .
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H arvard
e d u c a tio n
a n d
a
te a c h in g
s tin t
a t

th e U n iv ersityo fC a lifo rn iaa tB erkeley. T h isi s a nin te r- e s tin g

fa c tb e c a u s eo fh isc h o ic e
o fh o w
h eliv e d .
T h e o d o re
K aczynskiliv e d
i n
ao n e
ro o m
h a n d -
m adec a b ini n rural M o n ta n a .H eh a dn o e le c tric ity
o r ru n n in gw a te r.H es u rv iv e d b yw o rk in go d d jo b s
a n dh u n tin gra b b its .I nale tte rt o h isp e np a l J u a n
S a n c h e z
A rrola, K aczynskiw ro te
th a th e
w as
in
e x tre m e
p o v e rtyw ith
o n ly
$ 5 3 .0 1 ,ju s te n o u g ht o
s ta v eo ffh u n g e r w ith o u th u n tin gfo rra b b its .
Inle tte rst o A rro la, K aczynskia ls o w ro te ind e ta il
a b o u t h u n tin g a n dtry in gt ow o rk o d dj o b s .H es a i d
i no n ele tte rth a ti f h ew a n te d
t otra v e lt os e eh is
frie n d ,h e w o u ldh a v et os to p e a tin gfo ry e a rt os a v e
u pthe m oney.I t seem sth a tT h e o d o r eK a c z y n s k i's
b ro th e rh a db e e n s e n d i n g h imm oney fo r a lo n g tim e
b u tsuddenly stoppeda fte raw h ile . K aczynski a l s o
w ro te
i nd e p th about how
h o rrib le
h efo u n d
th e
governm enta n dh o wh e fo u n dth ein ju s tic e so f th e
governm entt ob eu n b e a ra b le .H e c a lle dth eo f f i c i a l s
i nth e governm ent lia rsa n dth a t th e yw o u ldd oa n y -
th in gt oc a rryo u t th e irin ju s tic e s .
A n o th e rsu rp risin g
fa c tt oM r.K a c z y n s k i'sl i f e
th a tw asth a th ew ro te letters,b u td id n o t like to
re c e iv e advice. Ino n e le tte rh e w ro te ," I fy o uw ant
tob em y frie n d ,d o n 'tg iv e m ea d v ic e ."
It seem s
th a tT h e o d o r e K aczynskib e g a n tow ith d ra w
fro m
s o c ie ty a fte rh eq u it h is te a c h in gjo ba t B e rk e le y .I t
s e e m
th a t
h is
p a re n ts
re p rim a n d e d
h im
o fte n
a b o u t q u ittin g and soona fte rh e w a n te d n o th in gt o
d o w ithh is fam ily .
W itha llth ein fo rm a tio nth a t has surfacedi nth e
p a s tw eeka b o u t th isc a s e s o m e th in g s ju s t d o n 'tf i t .
T he
F B Iw a n tsy o ut ob e lie v eth a tth e yc a u g h ta
m anw ho
h a sa v o id e d
c a p tu re
fo r1 7y e a r so n
a
sim p letw isto f fa te ,a n dth a th isb ro th e rw asth e
o n ew hotu rn e d
h im
in . W hyw o u ld
am ans u p -
p o s e d lyv e r yin te llig e n tju s tle a v ea llk in d so fe v i-
d e n c elik ed o c u m e n tsinh is c a b in ,ju s t w aitin gt o
b ed i s c o v e r e d ?
H asa n y o n eb e e na b let og oin s id eth e c a b in
o r
h a sa n y o n ee v e rb e e nin s id eth ec a b in tos a y"S u re
Is a w
abom bi nth ec o r n e r "o r" S u r e ,h eu s e dt o
p re a c ha n tite c h n o lo g y
t om eo v e r d in n e r." N o .N o
o n ek n e w
T he U nabom ber, noo n eh a db e e nin s id e
th ec a b int os a yth a tw h a te v e rth eF B Ih a sfo u n d
th e re
w as
re a lly
th e re .
S o ,
th ism an
h a d
stro n g
v ie w sa b o u tth e governm enta n da b o u tte c h n o lo -
g y .Ik n o w
fo u rp e o p leo ffth eto po fm yh e a d w ho
h a v e
sim ilarview s.
Im yselfh a v e
sim ilarv ie w s
a b o u t
th e
governm ent
a n d
h a v e
stro n g
v ie w s
a b o u t im m ig ran ts,s o c i a ls e c u rity ,a n d w elfare.M y
v ie w s
a reu s u a llyn o tw id e ly
a c c e p te d ,b u tth a t
d o e s n 'tm ean
th a t
Is t i l ld o n 'tb e lie v e
i n
th e m .
T h e rei ssom eoneo ns t a f fh e r ea tth ep a p e r w ho
th in k sN A SA
i sw a tc h in gh im
th ro u g h
h iste le v i-
s io n .H e's w ritte na n dto ldp e o p leh is v ie w s . D oes
th a t m eanth a to n ed a yh e 'll send bom bst oa s t r o -
n a u tsi nr e s p o n s et oh isp a r a n o i a ?
M yw h o lep o in ti sth a ti t seem st ob eal i t t l e
to o
c o n v e n ie n t.I tseem sth a t th eF B I to o kth eo n e lo n e r
w ho
liv e d
lik e
a
fro n tie r
m an,h a d
h a r s h
v ie w s
a b o u tth eg o v e rn m e n t.H isb ro th e r w asp ro b a b ly
sick of h ima n dtu rn e dh imi na n dth eF B I ju m p e d
a llo v e ri t lik ec o c k r o a c h e st oap la teo f s p a g h e tti.I f
th a ti sa llth a ti sn e e d e d
t obecom ea n in fa m o u s
crim inali nth e e y e so f the A m erican
p u b lic ,th e n
th e rei sam andow nth eb lo c kfro m
w hereIliv e
th a th a s th esam ed is h e v e le da p p e a r a n c ea n dth a t
lives inath re eb e d r o o m
h o u s e w ithn oh e a ta n d
c o lle c tsnew spapers.M aybeh e 'sth eo n ew hore a l-
l yk ille dJ .F .K .
A sa ne d u c a te d

in te llig e n tp e r s o n ,a n y o n ew ho h a sr e a dth ep a p e r sa n d seen the new s know s th a t T h e o d o re K aczynskih a sn o t y e t b e e n lin k e dt oa n y of T he U n a b o m b e r 'scrim es.T h e r ei s m o u n tin ge v i- d e n c ea n dth e re

i ss p e c u la tio n ;b u t th eq u e s tio nt o
a s ky o u r s e l fi s ,h o w
m uchd oy o utru stth eU n ite d
S ta te s G o v e rn m e n t?H owm uchd oy o u tru stag o v -
ernm ent th a ti s fo u n d in g
aw h o lec a s eo nam a n 's
c o n s titu tio n a la n d
in a lie n a b lerig h tt ow ritedow n
w hath efe e lsa n dth in k s ?
I f[c o n tin u e do np a g e9
T he S to n yB rookP ress
p a g e
2
3 e t( a t
ecom e
D e fu e b
B y
M artha
C hem as
T he
r e s u l t s
o f
th e
P o lity
e le c tio n s
a re
in .
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su rp risin g
3 0 8 9
b a llo ts
w ere
c a s t,
m ore
th
n
t h
i i
c 1 i
l
b rin g
th e
re fe re n d a
b a c k
t o
th e
b a llo t.T h e re
w ere
o b je c tio n s
a n d
th e
m o tio n
w as
ta k e n
t o
a
v o te .
T he
o u tc o m e
w as
1 1 -9
i n
fa v o r
w ith
tw o
a b s te n tio n s .
sA II
n rsp p n t
th n liih t
L! 1 a ll1 1
II1 ,
U bU aI
1 0 %
o f
th e
S to n y
B ro o k
p o p u la tio n .
N o
re a l
su rp rise s
a s
fa r
a s
th e
c a n d id a te s
a re
c o n c e rn e d ,
m ost
ra n
u n c o n te s t-
e d .
F o r
th e
p o s il
o f
P o lity
P re s id e n t
K eren
Z o lo to v
s c o r e d
a
v ic to ry
re c e iv in g
1 2 7 2
v o te s
t o
h e r
o p p o n e n t
K edar
D e s a i's
7 3 0
v o te s .
I n
th e
V P
r a c e
c u rre n t
S o p h o m o re
R ep.
M o n iq u e
M a y lo r
b e a t
S e n a to r
J o s h u a
P re v e r
w ith
th e
v o te
c o u n t
1 4 0 4
t o
5 3 1 .
C u rre n t
F reshm an
R ep.
K e lv in
In n o c e n t
ra n
u n o p p o s e d
a n d
n o t
s u rp ris in g ly ,
w on
th e
s e a t
a s
P o lity
S e c re ta ry .
A ll
th o s e
ru n n in g
a s
C lass
R eps.
w on
s in c e
th e y
a ll
ra n
u n o p -
p o s e d
a s
w e ll.
A lso
d u rin g
th e
e le c tio n
s e v e n
re fe re n d a
item s
w ere
u p
fo r
g ra b s .
F iv e
item s
w ere
fo r
th e
c o n tin u a tio n
o f
fu n d in g
fo r
c u rre n t
o r
n e w
o rg a n iz a tio n s /p ro je c ts .
A ll
fiv e
p a s s e d ,
m e a n in g
th a t
N Y P IR G ,
P S C ,
S P A
a n d
3T V
w ill
c o n tin u e
g e ttin g
a
cut of
y o u r
s tu d e n t
a c tiv -
i t y
f e e ,
a d d itio n a lly ,
th e
R o th
R e g a tta
w ill
b e g in
t o
re c e iv e
a
p ie c e
o fth e
fe e .
N ow
fo r
th e
s lig h tly
le s s
e x p e c te d
p a rt.
U SSA
a n d
S ta te s m a nb o th
w ent
o n
re fe re n d a
a s k in g
fo r
a n
in c r e a s e
i n
th e
am ount
o f
m oney
th e y
g e tfro m
th es tu d e n t
a c tiv ity
f e e .
T he
U SSA
in c r e a s e
p a s s e d ,
th e
S ta te s m a n
fa ile d .
T h is
w o u ld
n o t
b e
a ll
th a tim p o rta n t
e x c e p t
fo r
th e
f a c t
th a t
th e
s tu d e n t
b o d y
i n
v o tin g
dow n
a n
in c r e a s e
t o
S ta te s m a n 'sb u d -
g e t,
a ls o
v o te d
dow n
w h a te v e r
fu n d s
S ta te s m a n
w as
re c e iv in g
p rio r
t o
th e
e le c -
tio n .
T he
p ro b le m
w as
th a t
i t
w as
n o t
m ade
th is
w as
th e
e n d
o f
th e
is s u e ,
th e
re fe r-
e n d a
w o u ld
b e
trie d
a g a in ,
a n d
th is
tim e,
i f
i t
fa ile d ,
n o th in g
c o u ld
b e
s a id
a b o u t
i t .
T h is
i s
n o t
w hat
h a p p e n e d .
F rid a y
m o rn in g
th e
P o lity
E x e c u tiv e
C o u n c il
h e ld
th e ir
re g u la r
m e e tin g .
D u rin g
th is
m e e tin g ,
a
m o tio n
w as
m ade
t o
v e to
th e
S e n a t e 's
ru lin g .
W hen
th e
v o te
w as
ta k e n
th e
S e n a te 's
ru lin g
w as
d e fe a te d .
A n n e tte
H ic k s ,
K eren
Z o lo to v ,
A n d re
V asquez,
a n d
K e lv in
In n o c e n t
v o te d
i n
fa v o r
o f
v e to in g
th e
S e n a t e 's
d e c is io n ,
w h ile
E rik a
A bel
v o te d
a g a in s t
d o in g
so .
N ic o le
R osner
a n d
M o n iq u e
M a y lo r
a b s ta in e d .
T he
re a s o n s
g iv e n
fo rth e
v e to
w ere
lo g is tic a l.
A c c o rd in g
to
m em bers
o f
th e
e x e c u tiv e
c o u n -
c il,
th e re
i s
n o t
e n o u g h
m oney
le ft
i n
th e
E le c tio n
B o a rd
T reasu ry
t o
h o ld
a n o th e r
e le c -
tio n .
A lso
n o te d
w as
th e
c o n -
te n tio n
th a t
S ta te s m a n
d id
n o t
p ro m o te
th e m s e lv e s
e n o u g h .
P e rh a p s
th e
m ostb iz a rre
r e a s o n
g iv e n
fo r
th e
v e to
w as
th a t
th e
U SSA
re fe re n d a
h a d
th e
sam e
S ta te s m a i
w o rd in g
a n d
i t
s t i l l
p a s s e d .
S ta n d in g
T h e re
a re
m any
q u e s tio n
t o
b e
S i:
a s k e d .
T he
fin a l
v o te
c o u n t
i n
th e
S ta te s m a n
re fe re n d a
q u e s tio n
w as
7 7 8
i n
fa v o r
o f
a n
in c r e a s e
a n d
1 2 1 5
a g a in s t
th e
p ro p o s e d
in c r e a s e .
W orth
n o tin g ,
how ever,
i s
th e
fa c t
th a t
7 7 9
b a llo ts
w ere
d is c a rd e d ,
presum ably
^. . .
.
L
.
.
c le a r
d u rin g
e le c tio n
tim e
th a t
v o tin g
dow n
a n
in c r e a s e
w o u ld
m ean
v o t-
in g
dow n
a n y
e x is tin g
s u p -
p o rt.
T h is
w as
a
c o n c e rn
to
p e o p le
o u ts id e
o f
th e
S ta te s m a n
o ffic e .
E le c tio n
B o a rd
C h a ir
K im
D o u g la s
a p p e a r e d
a t
la s t
W e d n e s d a y 's
S e n a te
m e e t-
in g
t o
d iscu ss
th e
ram if
tio n s
o f
th e
v a g u e
w o rd in g
o n
th e
e le c tio n
b a llo ts .
Im p licit
i n
re q u e s tin g
a n
in c r e a s e
i s
th e
s tip u la tio n
th a t
i f
th e
in c r e a s e
d o e s
n o t
p a s s ,
th e
p rio r
fu n d in g
i s
s h e lv e d
a s
w e ll.T h is
w as
n o tc le a rb y
sim p ly
lo o k in g
a t
th e
b a llo t.
S e n a te
A lte rn a te
S e c re ta ry
D ave
S h a s h o u a ,
i n
lig h t
o fth e
s i t -
u a tio n ,
m o tio n e d
t o
h a v e
th e
w o rd in g
m ade
c le a re r
( t o
a v o id
a n y
m is c o n c e p tio n s )
a n d
t o
u se
te lly
w ere
ille g ib le .
T he
m ore
th a n
2 5 %
o f
v o te s
d is c a rd e d ,
a p p lie d
t o
a n y
o fth e
c o n te s t-
e d
e le c to ra l
r a c e s ,
c o u ld
e a s ily
r e v e r s e
a n y
o f
th e
fin a l
s ta n d -
in g s .
A s
io r
th e
la c k
o f
fu n d s,
I
h a v e
i n
m y
p o s s e s s io n
a
c o p y
o f
th e
m in u te s
fo r
a n
em ergency
c o u n -
c il
m e e tin g ,
h e ld
M arch
2 5 ,
1 9 9 6
w here
a
m o tio n
m ade
b y
E rik a
A bel
i s
p a s s e d .
W hat
m o tio n ?
T o
fu n d
a d d itio n a l
p o llin g
s ite s
i n
H SC
a n d
th e
G ym
a n d
i n
c a s e
o f
a
ru n -o ff
e le c tio n
t o
a d d fu n d s
t o
th e
E le c tio n
B o a rd
T r e a s u r y .W hatg iv e s ?
I n
a n
a tte m p t
t o
c la rify
m y
c o n fu s io n
I
c a lle d
A n n e tte
H ic k s
(d id
n o t
re tu rn
m y
c a ll),
K eren
Z o lo to v
(p h o n e
w as
answ ered,
th e n
h u n g
u p ),
M o n iq u e
M a y lo r
( s a id
s h e 'd
g e t
b a c k
t o
m e,
b u t
d id n 't),
E rik a
A bel
(p h o n e
r e a l
b u sy ),
a n d
N ic o le
R osner
(g o t
b a c k
t o
m e).
A n d re
V asquez
a n d
K e lv in
I n n o c e n t 's
n u m b e rs
a re
n o t
lis te d .
A c c o rd in g
t o
R osner,
th e re
i s
n o
m oney
fo r
a
n e w
e le c tio n ,
sh e
s a id ," I
w ill
n o t
v o te
a g a in s t
th e
S e n a te ...b u t
lo g is tic a lly
i t
w o u ld
h a v e
b e e n
im p o s s ib le
t o
h a v e
a n o th -
e re le c tio n ."
A s
i ts t a n d s ,
th e
s itu a tio n
i s
d ia p h a n o u s
a t
b e s t.
W hy
w as
a
m o tio n
p a s s e d
t o
a llo c a te
m oneys
fo r
a
ru n -o ff
e le c tio n
a n d
th e n
la c k
o f fu n d s
c ite d
a s
th e
r e a s o n
fo rn o th a v in g
a n
e le c tio n ?
W hy
d id
m ore
th a n
a
q u a rte r
o f
th e
v o te s
e n d
u p
i n
th e
ru b b ish
p ile ?
W hy
w as
I
n o t
a s k e d
fo r
a
s tu d e n t
I D
w hen
I
v o te d ?
S ta te s m a n
A s s o c ia te
E d ito r
P a u l
W rig h t,
th in k s
h e
h a s
th e
answ er.
R ecent
e d ito ria ls
w ritte n
i n
S ta te s m a n
h a v e
b e e n
h y p e r-c riti-
c a l
o f
P o lity
P re s id e n t
A n n e tte
H ic k s .
W rig h t
fe e ls
th a t
th e
v e to
i s
a
m a n ip u la tio n
o n
th e
p a rt
o f
H ic k s
t o
s ile n c e
S ta te s m a n ..
I n
a n
in te rv ie w
h e
s ta t-
nE ditors, Pasta n dP r e s e n t
g ,fo re g ro u n d :T o mM asse
mF la n a g a n ,A lexandraC ru z
e d ,
" I
q u e s tio n
th ed e c is io n
h a n d e d
dow n.
T o
m e,
i t
[th e
c o u n c il's
v e to ]
r e e k 's
o f
c e n s o r-
s h ip .
W h y ...w o u ld
th e
e le c tio n
b o a rd
s p e n d
a ll
b u t
$ 4
o f
th e ir
b u d g e t? ...S ip p o s e
th e re
n e e d e d
t o
b e
a
ru n o ff
e le c tio n ?
I
firm ly
b e -lie v e
th a ti fc e rta in
c a n d id a te s
o rre fe re n -
d a
item s
w ere
i n
o u r
p o s itio n ,
th e
c o u n c il
w o u ld
fin d
th e
m oney
fo r
a n
e le c tio n ."
P e rh a p s
th e re
i s
a n
a b u s e
o f
pow er
ta k in g
p la c e
h e re ,
p e rh a p s
S ta te s m a ni s
c ry in g
s o u r
g ra p e s
i n
lig h t
o f
th e ir
d e fe a t.
T he
p ro b le m
i s
th a t
now ,
th e
s itu a tio n
w ill
n e v e r
b e
c le a re d .
W ith o u t
a
re -e le c tio n
w e
w ill
n e v e r
k n o w
fo r
su re
i f
th e
s tu d e n t
b o d y
d id
n o t
re a liz e
v o tin g
a g a in s t
a n
in c r e a s e
w o u ld
m ean
v o tin g
a g a in s t
c u rre n t
fu n d in g ,
o r
i f
th e y
w ere
s e n d in g
a
c le a r
m essage
to
S ta te s m a n ,n a m e ly
th a tth e y
a re
n o tin te re s t-
e d
i n
s u b s id iz in g
th e ir
b ra n d
o fjo u rn a lis m
a n y
lo n g e r.
R egardless
o f
w h ic h
w ay
y o u
s e e
i t ,
th e
C o u n c il
h a s
s e n t
alo u d
d e c re e
t o
th e
S e n a te .
D o n 'tm ake
w aves.
A p ril1 5 ,1 9 9 6
p a g e
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