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t h e i n de pe n de n t s t u de n t n e w spa pe r of sy r acuse, new york m o n da y, n o v e m b e r 1 2, 2 0 1 2 BATTLESHIP SU overcomes weather to win historic season opener aboard USS Midway SEE PAGE 10 Candidates focus on agendas By Meredith Newman ASST. NEWS EDITOR Rather than an actual dispute, the four Student Association presidential candidates engaged in friendly conversation on Sunday night at the SA presidential debate. Candidate Allie Curtis said she was “really happy the debate remained cordial” throughout, despite the potential for a heated debate given the number of candidates. CitrusTV’s Brian Cheung asked SA 2012 SEE DEBATE PAGE 6 CAST YOUR VOTE andrew renneisen | staff photographer Ultimate blowout ALEC LEMON celebrates by leaping into the stands during Syracuse’s 45- 26 victory over No. 11 Louisville. The wide receiver hauled in two touchdowns as the win moved the Orange to 5-5 on the season and one win away from bowl eligibility with two games left to play. The victory marked the second time that SU knocked off the highest-ranked team in the Big East in as many years. SEE PAGE 12 Voting for Student Association president and comptroller will take place on MySlice from Nov. 12-15. Students can log onto MySlice and click on the “Vote Now” button in the center module. Fine not charged after 1-year investigation Chancellor’s departure fine a llegations By Marwa Eltagouri and Chris Iseman THE DAILY ORANGE Former Syracuse University men’s basketball associate head coach Bernie Fine will not be charged after a nearly yearlong investigation into child molestation accusations. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is closing its investigation due to insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal charges against Fine, who was accused of child molestation last November, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney John Duncan said. Fine’s lawyers have been notified of the closed investigation. Approximately 130 witnesses were interviewed, and investigators poured through more than 100,000 pages of documents, including electronic mail messages, travel records and financial records, as well as items seized during the execution of federal search warrants, Duncan said. Neither Fine nor anyone else will be charged. Kevin Quinn, SU senior vice president for public affairs, said in a statement that the university appreciates the work of the U.S. Attorney and his staff, and that the university took the appropriate step in firing Fine last November. “We cooperated and we appreciate the extensive work the U.S. Attorney and his staff did over these past months,” Quinn said. “The decision last November regarding Mr. Fine’s employment was the appropriate step to take and it was made in the best interest of the University.” Fine was accused on Nov. 17, 2011, of sexually abusing two former SEE FINE PAGE 9 will not affect Spina By Dara McBride STAFF WRITER Although Chancellor Nancy Cantor will leave Syracuse University in 2014, Vice Chancellor and Provost Eric Spina said he doesn’t plan on leaving SU in the near future and will continue to do his job as usual. “From my perspective, really not much has changed, other than in a year and a half we will have a new chancellor,” Spina said. “The work of the university continues and that’s my job to keep on moving forward.” Cantor announced on Oct. 12 that she plans to leave the university when her contract expires in 2014. The search to find SU’s 12th chancellor is expected to take between a year and a year and a half. Having served the university for 24 years and settling with his family in Syracuse, Spina said he has SEE SPINA PAGE 9

Nov. 12, 2012

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