T-SQL Select

I am using T-SQL (SQL Server 2000) and I want to exclude customers who meet two different criteria simultaneously.  For example below:
Select * from Customers
State = 'New York'
PurchaseDate <'2012-10-01'
The problem is I don't want to exclude all Customers who state = 'New York'
only those customers that meet both criteria do I want to exclude.  Any ideas on how to do this?  Thanks for the help.
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Kelvin SparksCommented:
You speak of excluding New York but the current SQL selectsd only New York and where the Pruchase date is < 2012-10-01. Please clarify

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fjkaykr11Author Commented:
sorry I meant to write this with
State <>'New York'
fjkaykr11Author Commented:
I think I figured it out.  Please advise if this is correct
Select * from Customers
where not (State = 'New York' and PurchaseDate <'2012-10-01')
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Kelvin SparksCommented:
Yes, That would have been what I would have suggested - will give you everyone other that those in New York with a purchase date prior to 1 October last year.

fjkaykr11Author Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

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Kelvin SparksCommented:
That doesn't need a close request - just accept and share the points to my solutions. This closes the question.

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