The East Carolinian, June 16, 1993






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The East Carolinian
Vol. 68 No. 37
Circulation 5,000
Greenville, North Carolina
Wednesday, June 16,1993
8 Pages
Accused flasher cleared by honor board
i ij. i r�iiii�i�tu uihon th� inrirlpnt nrrured
By Warren Sumner
Assistant News Editor
An ECU student was found
not guilty by Ea st Carol ina's honor
board Tuesday evening, after fac-
ing charges of indecent exposure
in Cotten Hall.
Shawn Washington, a resi-
dent of the previously all-girl
dorm, was charged for allegedly
exposing himself to Tabitha Amy
Jones, a resident advisor in the
dormitory on the night of June 6.
Washington maintains his inno-
cence ot Jones' allegations when
he recounts the night of the inci-
dent.
Washington said that late
onJune6,he and fourof his friends
were standing outside of room
137 in Cotten Hall, which has, for
the first time in its history, been
opened to male students.
He said that Amy Jones, a
female RA, walked onto the male
wingwithouttheescortthat dorm
policy requires theaverage female
student to have. Not knowing that
Jones held a resident advisor po-
sition, Washington said that his
friend, Ron Quillet, asked Jones
about her presence on the male
wing of the dorm.
"Ron asked (Amy) 'Where
is your escort?' because he didn't
know she was an RA Washing-
ton said.
"She looked back a t hi m and
said'Idon'tneedanescortJ'man
RA So Ron said 'Well, what if I
was coming out of the shower?'
and pulled down his sweatpants
but he had shorts on under
them. So I said 'Yeah, what if I
was coming from the bathroom?
Washington said that Jones
men looked at him and replied
"You don'thavetoshow me your
penis and stormed off.
"When she said that we all
just looked around and said
'What?' We didn't have any idea
what she was talking about
Washington expected noth-
ing more of the encounter until
publicsafetyofficersarrested him
a few minutes later, charging him
with indecent exposure. Wash-
ington was then transported to
Greenville city jail and released a
half an hour later on $500 bail.
Leva' Chevis, Washington's
roommate, was outraged at the
treatment his friend received.
"The Greenville police car-
ried him to jail and put him in the
cell with a drunk for 20-30 min-
utes, for something he didn't even
do Chevis said.
Washington said that on the
following day he went to Ronald
Speier, Dean of Students to try to
resolve the incident, but received
no support from either Speier or
his assistant Dean Schardein, who
supervises student judicial pro-
ceedings.
Washington said Speier told
him he believed hewasguilty even
before the honor board made their
decision.
Thedepartmentof residence
education officially informed
Washington to vacate his dorm
room on Friday, June 11, the same
date as the original board trial.
After Washington objected to a
juror on the board and the trial
was postponed until Tuesday, he
appealed the department to let
him stay pending a board deci-
sion.
While Jones would not com-
ment on the incident, her personal
credibility was backed up by her
friend Marc Gainey, who also
serves as Washington's resident
advisor.
"I was not on the premises
when the incident occured, but
1 do know Amy quite well
Gainey said. "I was not there
and have heard both sides of
the story and I believe Amy.
She is probably the best RA in
the building and is also a good
friend
Gainey said that as
Washington's RA, he has had
no real problems with Wash-
ington and hasonly had to warn
him for making too much noise,
but that Washington's attitude
has caused some difficulty.
"He would follow what I
toldhimtodo,butithasalways
been with a belligerent atti-
See HONOR page 2
ECU grad to study shipwrecks
Photo court��y ot ECU
Edward Prados
Nms Bureau
By Laura Allard
Staff Writer
ECU graduate student Ed-
ward F. Prados received the pres-
tigious Fulbright Award to study
shipwrecksoffthecoastof Yemen.
The award is a grant "of-
fered by the United States Infor-
mation Agency to promote mu-
tual understanding through for-
eign education and cultural con-
tact said Prados.
While in Yemen, Prados
plans to conduct an underwater
survey of the Red Sea and the
Gulf of Aden as well as research
ancient shipbuilding techniques.
Yemen, which borders Saudi
Arabia, Oman, the Red Sea and
the Gu If of Aden, has traded with
France, Rome and Greece
throughout the centuries. It also
may have traded with China, In-
dia and Africa as many as 1000
years ago.
Many great commercial
ports previously located on the
coast of Yemen are now under-
water. Prados hopes to research
these ports as well as ships that
may have gone down at sea.
Because the northern section
of Yemen was closed off to visi-
tors until 1940 and the Marxist
government of the south kept it
closed until 1990, few of the
wrecks have been researched.
Prados hopes to document
data about the ships before they
are destroyed by oil barrens
searching for the oil recently dis-
covered in the Shabwa region. He
hopes to study wrecks which have
been found by other researchers
as well as some that no one has
found before.
In addition to technology,
weather has also worked against
the preservation of these ships. Its
location on the equator makes
Yemen one of the hottest places
on earth. Prados says that he plans
"to do most of the outdoor work
in the cooler months when the
temperatures remain in the '90s
Most of Prados' work will
be conducted in the more shallow
inshore water as lack of sufficient
funding and equipment make
deep dives impossible.
The application process for
the Fulbright Award involved
many areas of expertise.
Grades, experience, recommen-
dations and language ability
were considered in judging
applicants.
Prados lived in Yemen
when his father was stationed
there by the U.S. Army. He can
speak Arabic and possesses
some familiarity with the area.
Prados received a
Master's degree in Maritime
History and Nautical Engineer-
ing from the College of William
and Mary.
In addition to his quali-
fied background, he is to com-
plete a refresher course in Ara-
bic from Georgetown Univer-
sity and a shipbuilding course
in Maine before his departure.
Sinkhole kills two
ATLANTA (AP) � Work-
ers labored today to stabilize a
giant sinkhole where two people
died when it opened up in a
hotel parking lot.
Severe storms that over-
whelmed an old sewer pipe early
Monday apparently caused the
sinkhole, which is more than 100
feet wide and about 50 feet deep.
Victoria Vaynshteyn, 26,
died when her car was swal-
lowed up by the sinkhole as she
arrived for work at the Court-
yard by Marriott hotel.
The other victim, Oscar
Cano, 33, was a restaurant
worker at the hotel. He was ap-
parently in the parking lot look-
ing for someone to jump-start
his car when the sinkhole swal-
lowed him up shortly before
dawn, a family friend said.
Authorities had no reason
to believe anyone else had been
swallowed by the hole, but they
didn't rule it out.
"We will still be moving
gingerly on the possibility that
another person is down there
said Douglas Hooker, the city's
acting public works commis-
sioner.
Authorities warned thehole
could widen if more rain fell.
The storms, which hit At-
lanta before dawn, apparently
flooded a 70-year-old drainage
pipe under the parking lot, caus-
ing the pipe to burst and the sink-
hole to form, authorities said.
Just four days before, the
city had been called in to inspect
cracks around a manhole and in
a retaining wall at the parking
lot.
ECU handicapped students
may attend 'ConCerf for classes
By Laura Allard
New
Blood!
Freshman
orientation
students
explore their
future home.
Photo by
Cedric Van Buran
Staff Writer
Using a revolutionary in-
teractive communications sys-
tem, ECU may increase the
number of courses offered at
the university and allow
physically disabled students
to participate in classroom dis-
cussions from their homes.
The pilot project, di-
rected by Dr. Barry DuVall,
professor of the ECU school of
Industry and Technology,
consists of a communications
network called ConCert.
"Universities will have
to become aggressively in-
volved in new approaches, or
they will become extinct
DuVall said.
These classes take place
either in a seminar room in
Joyner Library or at the medi-
cal school. Three cameras film
the teacher, audio-visual aids
and the students. This image
is transmitted to the medical
school, to a satellite and then
to the viewer.
During a lecture, the
cameras are focused on the
teacher while during discus-
sions, the cameras film the stu-
dents. Cameras are in the
rooms at both ends of the sys-
tem so anyone who has some-
thing to say or ask will be
heard.
DuVall believes this in-
teraction is the most exciting
feature of the program. The
system is currently being used
to develop a joint masters de-
gree program between ECU
and North Carolina Agricul-
tural & Technical University.
Most of the students work in
the facilities they are discuss-
ing, so classroom interaction
provides useful information
for all the students.
Thirteen universities,
companies and research cen-
ters are currently linked to the
system, allowing ECU stu-
dents to talk to professors in
their field without the uni-
versity paying travel ex-
penses.
The project will also save
the university money. DuVall
stated that only three instruc-
tors will be needed to offer
four courses.
The system will also ben-
efit the students because they
will have a greater selection
of courses and more contact
with professionals in their
field.
Within the next five
years, DuVall hopes that the
system will be available to stu-
dents at home so those indi-
viduals who cannot get to the
university will be able to earn
a degree.
DuVall refers to this con-
cept as "distance learning"
and says that it is important
to the future of colleges and
universities.
East Carolina students
received their first ConCert
class from N.C. A&T last
spring and approved it 100
percent in a survey filled out
at the end of the semester. This
summer, ECU is transmitting
a class taught by Bill
McPherson to N.C. A&T on
Tuesday evenings.
Hang
on!
Workers
improve
the side
of the
Graham
building
Photo by
Cadric
Van Buren
NC Legislators defend
campaign fund spending
(AP) � Campaign money
raised by North Carolina legisla-
tors totaled $4.2 million last year,
but not all of the money was used
toget elected, according to reports.
Some officials spent the
money for trips or for contribu-
tions to fellow candidates. Others
used it to pay for non-campaign
salaries, entertainment or what
may seem superfluous outside of
the election.
While the spending is legal,
some legislators interviewed by
The Charlotte Observer say what
they spend from election coffers is
sound and ethical.
Several states, including
South Carolina, ban using cam-
paign money for personal use, ac-
cording to the Denver-based Na-
tional Conference of State Legisla-
tures. Wisconsin legislators can
only spend money for "political
purposes
Legislators most noted to-
day by The Observer for their cam-
paign money spending included:
� Rep. Bob Hunter, D-
McDowell, gave $10,925 to other
candidates and used $3H4 to buy a
carpet for his Raleigh office.
� Sen. Aaron Plyler, D-
Union, who spent $75 to get his
car detailed for a local parade.
� Sen. Richard Conder, D-
Richmond, who spent $800 to
take his wife, Barbara, to Ireland
when he was invited to join a
delegation of Southern legisla-
tors.
Conder, like the others
listed, defended his actions.
"What I did is legal and
morally correct said the five-
term sena tor. 'The first few years
1 paid for (such trips) out of my
own pocket. I just found out re-
cently that others were using
campaign money
Alex Brock, executive di-
rector of the stateelections board,
sa id Conder's actions were justi-
fied.
"(I said) he could spend it
for any purpose which he would
not have a problem explaining
on his report � and if he had no
concern about the press in his
area Brock said. "Given those
two cautions, we routinely tell
them there is no prohibition
against spending the money for
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HONOR
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Court turns down VMi appeal
itary Institute said they may peti-
tion tr iipremeCourt again to hear its arguments to remain
an all-maleinstitutiondttertht'justices It t stand a ruling that could
force VMI to admit women or give up its state support. The court,
in late May, rejected VMI's appeal that its male-only policy pro-
motes diversitv.V MIS appeal has now been returned to a federal
court in Roanoke, Va which will decide the merits of the case and
consider remedial plans, said Anne Whittemore, a Richmond, Va
attorney who represents VMI. Another request to hear an appeal
before the Supreme Court may be drafted, she said.
Hepatitis B virus vaccinations urged
The American College Health Association is urging all U.S.
college students to be vaccinated against Hepatitis B, a sexually
transmitted disease to which young people are especially vulner-
able. The recommendation, madeattheassociation'sannual meet-
ing that ended in June, is based on medical evidence that the rate
of hepatitisB has grown 77 percent among young adults in the past
10 years. The virus is 100 times more contagious than HIV, the
virus that causes AIDS. It is spread ihrough sexual activity and by
contact with blood and other body fluids. People who are at risk
are those who have been sexually active with more than one
partner in six months, engage in unprotected sex or have had
another sexually transmitted disease.
President sacrifices hair for class
If you'reona plane to Europe this summerand you seea man
with the number "93" shaved intohis hair, treathim with dignity,
he is, after all, the president of St. Olaf College in Minnesota.
Melvin D.George madea bet with the graduating class of 1993 that
he thought he would win. He was challenged by the senior class
gift steering committee to have "93" carved into his hair on the
back of his head if the 709-member class of 1993 met its gift pledge
of goal of $55,057, which is the ZIP code for Northfield. They did
and he lost. The class, as of the end of May, had pledges of $65,095,
payable in the next five years. George's payback was more imme-
diate. After his hair was sculptured at an event called "Mel's Bad-
Hair Day he had to speak at the college's commencement exer-
cise and meet St. Olaf alumni for the college's annual class re-
unions.
tude
Anthony Peed, a friend of
Washington's who was present at
the time of the incident, said he is
disgusted by what he perceives as
racism by the university.
"Dean Speier said that he
thought Sean was guilty off the
bat, that's just wrong. I think it
was a case of him being black and
she being whiteif they're going
to pre-judge him as guilty then
there really is no reason for this
court
Nei ther Speier nor Scha rdei n
would agree to comment because
of regulations they must follow
governing student privacy.
Washington said he had
learned much from this experi-
ence and would attempt to be-
come involved with campus orga-
nizations in the future to try to
curb future problems.
While he said he is vindi-
cated by this decision, he is still
concerned with the charges the
City of Greenville still holds
against him, charges he will an-
swer on June 23.
According to board member
Terrick Cox, the judicial body
voted 4-1 to clear Washington of
Jones' allegations on the basis of
"lack of evidence
"Amy (Jones)had more char-
acter witnesses, but Sean had wit-
nesses on the scene Cox said.
After taking part in nearly
45 minutes of deliberations, Cox
said the board was forced to do "a
lot of hard decision-making
One person who may have
been partly responsible for the
board's long deliberation was
I
Randy Farmer, Washington's
public defender. Farmer was
successful in arguing his first
case and was gratified by the
board's verdict.
"Justice was served
Farmer said.
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Page 3
n' contest to be held this weekend
in an attempt to gamer na
fame and recognition ,1- the 1993
Hollerin'Champion.
Retired banker and founder oJ
the contest, Ermon Godwin, said
that the 1W3 event has ,i special
significance. "Aside from being our
Silver Anni versa rv, this vear's con-
test is dedicated to the North C'aro-
i il to
stand
Master of Ceremonies uh the
I lollerin'competition, scheduled to
kgin at 6 p.m.
A new event for 1993 i s the Fi rst
Annual Saxophone Contest. Ihe
contest will feature the best saxo-
phone plavers from near and far.
All competitors are welcome,
and Godwin said that one well-
known saxophonist (who happens
tobe President) was issued a spe Lai
invitation. "1 sent Mr. Clinton a let-
� eeksago, invitinghimto
te.l haven't had a resp mse
bul we're still hopeful
irst AnnualSaxophone
(. ompetition will be
al 440 p.m.
In addition to
the saxophone
contest, other
varietiesofmu-
sic will he ft-a-
tu red as several
local groups, in-
cluding the Four
ClefsandtheDixi
Travelers, will pe
formthroughou
At 5:20 p.m the Buck Swamp
Kickin' Cithers will entertain old
,nii youngalikewith their Appala-
chian Mountain style of clogging.
Arts and era ftsareanother part
� of the Hollerin' Contest,
OLLEs as local exhibitors
will be demon-
strating tradi-
tional skills such
as quilt and
soap making,
chair caning,
and basket
weaving.
Of course the
Hollerin' Contest
�ouldn't be com-
plete without food. The
Spivey's Comer Volunteer Fire De-
partment will be serving up their
Program highlights
Jacob Lawrence
scrumptious barbecue and fried
chicken, along with hot dogs and
hamburgers.
Setting the pace for the Hollerin'
Competition will be the Junior
Hollerin" Contest, which begins at
4 p.m folks can gather'round and
listen to the sounds that only come
once a year as competitors from all
over the work! holler their wav to
the title of 1993 National Hollerin'
Champion.
Beginning the day as host will
be two-time World Champion To-
bacco Auctioneer, Sandy Houston.
Houston will serve as Master of
Ceremonies for the entertainment
segment of the day's events.
Judges from the various con-
tests will be Hope Tyndall of North
CarolinaTravelandTourism,Pete
Williams of First Citizens Bank,
John Wengert of Star Telephone,
and BobbySuggsof Carolina Tele-
phone.
No other event promises a
day full of funand activity like the
National Hollerin' Contest, so
come join the49citizensof Spivey's
Grner and participate in the most
unique competition in the world.
Admission is $5, children 9 and
under are admitted free. All pro-
ceeds go to support the Spivey's
Comer Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment.
For more information, please
Holler (919) 567-2156.
'Cliffhanger' qualifies as blockbuster
Ike Shibley
Staff Reports
The East Carolinian
The African-American Advi-
sory Board to the North Carolina
Museum of Art will present a series
of educational programs across the
state in June. The programs will be
held in Charlotte, Asheville, and
Columbia, N.C.
Family "Forward" Dav will be
held June 19, at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at
Veteran's Park in Columbia. "For-
ward" isa painting in the Museum's
collection by Jacob Lawrence, one
of the pioneers of African-Ameri-
can art.
The paintings depict Harriet
Tubman pushinga group of travel-
ers forward on the Underground
Railroad. The day's activities will
include painting a mural of Jacob
Lawrence's "Forward drop-in art
workshops for children, storytelling
about Harriet Tubman s coura-
geous efforts and a baking contest
Ihe African-American Advi-
sory Board to 'he N.C. Museum of
Art was created in 1992 to increase
the Museum's collection of art by
African-Americans and people of
African descent for the enjoyment,
appreciation, education and inspi-
ration of all North Carolinians.
In addition, the board aims to
increase the participation of Afri-
can-Americans in ali Museums ac-
tivities and programs.
The board currentlv has four
regional subcommittees: Raleigh
DurhamChapel Hill; Charlotte;
Winston-SalemGreensboroHigh
Toint; and CreswellElizabeth
CityGreenville.
For more information, contact
Deborah Reid-Murphev, assistant
outreach coordinator of the Mu-
seum, at (919) 833-1935, ext.199.
The N.C. Museum of Art is lo-
cated at 2110 Blue Ridge in Raleigh.
The Fast Carolinian
The first lOminutes of
Cliffhanger provides some of the
most gripping,exciting, entertain-
ing film footage likelv to be seen
in the summer of '93.
In the spectacular opening of
Cliffhanger, a rescue squad assists
two climbers who have become
stranded on top of a 4,000 foot
rock outcropping Gabe Walker
(Sylvester Stallone), a National
Parks Service ranger, climbs the
outcropping while a helicopter
hovers above the ledge of an adja-
cent mountain.
Gabe reaches the couple then
connects a line to a rock that the
helicopter had sent over the ra-
vine. The helicopter pi lot tell Gabe
that the winds are picking up so
they should hurry. As the harness
begins to carry the hikers across,
tension mounts. The hikers have
only a thin line keeping them from
plummeting 4,000 feet onto solid
Tryon Palace
honors King
George III
Staff Reports
The East Carolinian
If KjngGeorgeHI( thereign-
ingBritish monarch in 1771 )had
lived to the ripe old age of 255,
he would have celebrated his
birthday this June. In honor of
rhisoccasion,Tryon Palace His-
toric Sites and Gardens in New
Bern, North Carolina will host
rheannuai King's Birthday Cel-
ebration. This special weekend-
long salute to our colonial an-
cestors will takeptace on Satur-
day June 19from90ajn. until
4:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 20
from 130p.m.until 4:00 p.m. on
the grounds and gardens of
Tryon Palace and will be free.
Tryon Palace served as the
homeofNorthCarolina'sRoyaJ
Governors and as the first capi-
tal of the new state in North
Carolina after the Revolution.
Honoring the King's birthday
was an age-old tradition in En-
gland and thecolonies,and that
tradition wasobserved by Royal
Governor William Tryon over
200 years ago in colonial New
Bem-TryonPalacewillconrinue
that tradition this year by invit-
ing visitors to stroll the Palace's
magnificent 18th-century style
See GEORGE page 4
Today: Cholesterol Levels
Answered by Jennifer Phillips, Student Health Services
Question: How often should a
person check hisher cholesterol
level?
Answer: Gener-
ally, it is recom-
mended that choles- s
terol bechecked once
every five years un-
less othenvise advised by �iL.
aphysiaan. Ado)esferol
reading above normal
should beconrinuouslv moni-
tored and tested more frequently.
Total cholesterol should be 200
mgdl or lower. More meaningful
indicatorsof a "healthy" cholesterol
level are the LDL ("bad" cholesterol)
and HDL("good" cholesterol) read-
ings. Ideally, LDL cholesterol should
be below 130 mgdl, while HDL
cholesterol should beat least
40to45mgd
Cholesterol is
manufactured in thehu-
manbody and it is pos-
sible for people to an-
sumetumuchcholev
terol in their diets. Cho-
lesterol is found in animal
fixxl sources such as meats,
seafexxi (particularly shrimp),
and dairy prcxiucts. When food lev-
els claim "cholesterol free it is still
important to check the product's
saturated fat content Saturated fats
contributetoelevated cholesterol lev-
els.
The United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Asscxriation
(USABDA) has announced that a chapter for ballroom dancers will be
organized in the Greenville area. A steering committee of local dai .cers
is being formed and enrollment of members is underway.
USABDA, a non-profit volunteer organization, is the governing
rxxdyfcramateurballroomdandngintrUnitedStatttandhaschapters
all (Tver the country.
The local chapter will sponsor monthiv social dances ft r members
and the general public. Typically, each dance will consist of a one-hour
lesson, followed by three hours of general dancing as well as dance
derncTistrations.
The Chapter also will promote ballroom dance training in local
colleges and high schools, and it will seek to increase the number of
business establishments that offer ballroom dancing to the public.
Memberships will be open to singles as wellasaxiple-beginnersare
welcome.
For additional information, please call 1-800447-9(147 or write to
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Tryon Palace Schedule
TIME
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
SATURDAY
Camp Open
Firing demonstration
Domestic Skills
Meal time
18th century music
Fencing
Clothing
firing cJemoCamp closes
SUNDAY
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18th Century dancing
Military Music
Firing demonstration
Camp closes
nxrk.
The photography in this se-
quence dazzles the eves. In one
close up shot, Gabe is seen climb-
ing; then the camera swings up
and over him to reveal the peril-
ous dive Gabe would be afforded
it he looked below him
The editing in the opening se-
quence works to perfection. The
film cuts back and forth between
the three parties on the rocks: Gabe
on one side, the helicopter on the
other and the hiker suspended in
mid-air between them. Shots of
the immense chasm are inter-
spersed to heighten the serious-
ness ot the situation.
Even the dialogue works well
beca use the rangers rterw usl v joke
with the hikers and with each
other. Their attempts to ease the
stranded hiker's mini! only serve
to heighten the dread of crossing
to the other side
his sequence alone makes
Cliffhanger worth a ticket Stallone
appears in top form asdoeslanine
Turner who plays Gabe's love in-
terest (and fellow ranger), Jessie.
Every aspect of the beginning
works to perfection.
Beca use of such an auspicious
start, the rest of Cliffhanger comes
as a disappointment.
he sharp dialogue deterio-
rates into mindless drivel. One
character even yells toGabe, "Get
him as he fights one of the vil-
lains
The interesting romance be-
tween Gabe and Jessie is all but
forgotten once the villainsappear.
The spectacular photography is
downplayed in lieu of cliched fight
scenes.
In other sequences, the vil-
lains land in the National Park
because of a failed attempt to hi-
jack a U.S. Treasury plane (the
hijacking is another sequence that
looks stunning on screen as two
planes connect via a cable). The
lead villain, Eric Qualen (John
Lithgow), had planned to leave
the country with the stolen money
but the plane crashed following
the hijacking.
The chase between Gabe and
the band of hijackers plays like a
B-movie of the '50s. Corny dia-
logue, cliched charactersand un-
interesting fight scenes pepper
the latter half of Cliffhanger, de-
tracting from much of what had
gone before.
The denouement a rrives as a
matter of course, sinceithad been
predetermined as soon as the
plane crashed in the mountains.
Gabe must square off against
Qualen in a somewhat stagy cli-
max that takes place on the side
of a mountain and on a helicop-
ter.
Stallone rewrote much of the
script and is said to have given
Gabe more vulnerability as well
asmakingQualen more evil. Both
touches helped the film but they
also serve to sharpen the disap-
pointment because the potential
See CLIFFHANGER page 4
Summer
Theatre
ECU's Summer
Theatre has
enjoyed many
years of
success. This
season will
open with "Our
Country's
Good"June 22.
File Photo
Summer reading list holds lots in store
(AP) � Ah, summer! A time
for backyard barbecues and hik-
ing through woods, tor theme park
vacations and volleyball at the
beach.
A time for txxks.
Amongthemanv recenthard-
covers suitable for the lighter read-
ing this leisurely season dictates,
there is something for nearly any
taste � romance, ad venture, mys-
tery, sports, travel.
See America this summer
without leavinghome in " All Sum-
mer Long" (Doubledav), Bob
Greene'snovel of three old friends,
now middle-aged, who trv to re-
capture their "wonder years" by
spending a summer touring the
country together.
Meanwhile, four old friends,
including Rosie Madigan, an Os-
car-winning costume designer,
have difficulty keeping a shared
promise in Barbara Tavlor
Bradford's novel "Angel" (Ran-
dom House).
Readers who like romance and
suspense in one package might
find Judith McNaught's latest
novel just "Perfect" (Pocket).
It tells of a beautiful young
woman and the prison escapee �
a movie stai i on l murder
� whoabdu . uestto
prove his inno en e.
Smoke could becoming from
the backyard barbecue � or from
Sandra Brown's "Where There's
Smoke" (Warner), a novel of a
young female doctor vs. the oil
dyna sty tha t con trol s a sma 11 Texa s
town.
Statues are put on a pedestal
in "Temptation" (Ballantine),
Cynthia Blair's novel of how an
unusual museum statue changes
the life of a single mother; and in
"Wakefield Hall" (Villard),
Francesca Stanfill's story of a
youngbiographerwhofindsclues
to her late subject's life among the
statues at the woman's estate.
While you're on the beach,
you might want to visit "The
Shingle Beach" (St. Martin's), Sue
Sully's novel of twodissimilar sis-
ters and the summers spent sea-
side with their family; and the
beach iswherea dolphin befriends
an orphaned and injured teen-age
boy in "Dolphin Sunrise" (St.
Martin's) bv Flizaoeth Webster.
Novels with historical settings
include "The Wings of Morning"
(Dutton) bv Karen Harper, set in
Victorian London and Civil War
America: 'Fair Is the Rose"
(Delacorte), Meagan Mckinnev's
romance set in 1870s Wyoming
I err 11. ry ;and "La stm Trea sures"
(Putnam) in ulie Ellis, whose
heroine flees the Russian Revolu-
tion and winds up as a bride in a
Virginia tobacco family.
Other novels include: "Where
or When" (Harcourt Brace), Anita
Shreve's tale of former teen lovers
who reunite in middle age;
"The Adventures of Stout
Mama" (Papier-Mache) by Sibyl
James, the exploits of a free-spir-
ited 40-ish feminist; and "Love
Enter" (Houghton Mifflin), Paul
Kafka's story of the emotional en-
tanglements of four young Ameri-
cans in Paris.
Summer Suspense and
Sleuths
How about summer in the
Caribbean? The islands play im-
portant roles i n two of the season's
major suspense novels: "Thunder
Foint" (Putnam), Jack Higgins' tale
of secret documents that must be
kept secret;and "Scorpio Illusion'
(Bantam), Robert Ludlum's thriller
about a beautiful aid vengeful
woman out to assassinate four
world leaders.
More thrills come courtesy of
Stephen Coontsin "TheRed Horse-
man' (Pocket), his fifth adventure
to feature pilot Jake Grafton; and
Sue Grafton � no relation � pro-
vides a 10th outing for sleuth
Kinsev Millhone in her latest "al-
phabet" mystery, Is for Judg-
ment" (Holt).





June 16, 1993
ANGER
contd. from page 3
TRYON
contd. from page 3
�rnnn, he has a workman-
create exciting ac-
i ear-
lier in the film, the film ends with
him appearingas a larger than life
hero. Qualen's motives are never
articulated and his past is never
really explained. The writers
seemed to want to create interest-
ing characters but lacked the skills
to do so. Renny Harlin, who last
directed Die Hard II, again proves
to be a capable action director.
Though not in a league with the
likes of James Cameron or John
ices even if his films do
i together a.s a whole.
Cliffhanger provides more
than enough action to qualify as a
summer blockbuster. Though the
film may not completely revive
Stallone'scareer,itdoes prove that
he is capable of providing solid
entertainment if given the right
material. Because of the incred-
ible panoramic shots and awesome
stunts, Cliffhanger is an incredible
experience on the big screen. Wha t
better way to cool off on a hot
summer evening than spending
two hours in the Rocky Moun-
tains.
formal gardens and give a kindly
thought to the English king (as did
Governor Tryon in 1771).
On the South Lawn of the Pal-
ace, the Craven County colonial roi-
litia and their families will be gath-
ered tocelebrate the monarch's birth-
day. The militia, portrayed by the
North Carolina Historical Reenact-
ment Society, wi 11 have a busy week-
end at their camp, including mili-
tary drilland firing demonstrations,
domesticskillsandafencinginstruc-
tionon thegroundsof the New Bern
Academy. There will also be a con-
cert of 18th-century music on au-
thentic instruments, as well as a dem-
onstration of 18th-century English
country dances, which visitors are
welcome to join.
Inside the Palace, visitors will
find the Governor and Mrs. Tryon
"at home" for the Tryon Palace
Summer Drama Tour. During the
tour, visitors will meet Royal Gov-
ernor William Tryon and mem-
bers of his household as they come
to "life" and talk about current
even ts(circal771).The Drama Tour
will run from May 29 through
August 14.
For more information about
the birthday of King George HI, the
Drama Tours, and other summer
eventsatthePalace,call: (919)638-
1560, or write: Tryon Palace His-
toric Sites and Gardens, P.O. Box
1007, New Bern, NC 28563.
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The East Carolinian
Opinion
Page 6
Riding the Mobius
By Jason Tremblay
WednesdayOpinion
Tuition increase stalled I Hollywood pinned down for high ticket prices
Senate and House toss around
the proposed five-percent
tuition increase
Nothing in life is free. In fact, these days,
there really isn't too much that's cheap. So the
possible tuition increase that is primed to be
passed by the state legislature shouldn't come as
a shock to any of you. (Hey, life isn't fair, haven't
you learned that yet?)
However unfair this may seem, the increase
will not force anyone to a life on the streets,
begging for food and living in a cardboard box.
(Although it would do many of our egos some
good.) It probably won't even be felt by us privi-
leged, middle-class families that earn far above
the poverty level. The fact is, North Carolina's
tuition rates are far lower than most states North
Carolina is even lucky enough to have one of the
lowest in-state rates. We're finally doing some-
thing right.
So you want facts? Read on, but brace your-
self, it's confusing. The proposed bill that was
recently approved in the Senate includes a five
percent increase for all students enrolled in state-
owned universities. The House of
Representative's version of the bill includes a
five percent increase in tuition for out-of-state
students and a three percent increase for in-state
students. So what's the problem? What are they
waiting for? Why hasn't anyone decided on the
outcome?
Apparently, a single bill must be approved
by both legislative groups, and the Senate has not
passed the House version of the bill. The oppo-
site has happened, with a change in the increase.
The House voted out the Senate's $200 tuition
hike aimed at those students who go to the state's
research institutions, North Carolina State Uni-
versity and the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill.
Did this shock anyone? I doubt it. And to
remedy this slight oversight in a supposedly fair,
non-partisan government, a committee was
formed. It's an age-old solution in our govern-
ment: if two sides are fighting it out, get another
group involved. It only makes sense. It allows for
stalling.
Voila: the joint conference committee has
set out to come up with one bill. I wish them luck.
The current yearly tuition rate for in-state
students is $714.00. A five percent increase would
amount to a total tuition bill of $749.70. The same
five percent increase for out-of-state students
would amount to a total tuition bill of $6707.40.
That's $319.40 more than out-of-staters were pay-
ing last year. Can we live with that?
Stop your whining. If you want to complain,
head it in the direction of asking where the money
is going to end up. It certainly would make the
most sense to be collected and used back into the
university system, for such things as higher
teacher salaries, improved buildings, computer
systems, extra-curricular activities and the like.
The very fact that we haven't heard details
makes many people uncomfortable. If you're con-
cerned, find out. Write to your legislator in Raleigh
and demand information on the proposed bills. The
money is coming out of your pocket, which seems
reason enough to at least ask.
Don't allow big government the opportu-
nity to get something for nothing. Or if you can't
stop them, at least find out how they do it
It's summertime, and for me
that means only one thing. It's not
bikinis or coconut grease scented
babes baking in the sun; goofing off
by the pool and workin' on my tan or
anything as pleasant as that Nope,
summerworkmoney to help pay
for school so I don't have to work for
minimum wage the rest of my life.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not
whining; working during the sum-
mer is good experience. It builds
character and all that rot I would
like to share certain aspects of my
job, since I can't very well bitch to
people about what idiots they are
while I'm working. You see, I work
in a movie theater, that paragon of
capitalism that we've all cursed at
one point inourlives, and I'd justlike
to let you in on a couple of things.
You know thatlittleboxwhere
you pay somebody five to seven
dollars for the privilege of si tting in a
dark room? In technical movie in-
dustry jargon, that's known as "the
box Thisis the most common place
for consumer complaints. In my par-
ticular theater, the cost is $650 for
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adult evening shows.
Doubtless, some of you are
reelingafterreadingthatlastbit,and
rightfully so. $650 does seem like a
lot of money to see a movie, espe-
cially if the movie you'vejustshelled
out almost seven bucks for sucks a
mean txie. Here'stheinterestingpart
about the ticket price: the theater
where you see the film doesn't get
very much of the actual ticket price.
Drew Ritter, manager of the
Fox Berkshire in Reading Pennsyl-
vania, was most helpful in explain-
ing the processes involved in book-
ingandchargingforamovie.Itseems
that movies are booked under writ-
ten contracts in which the produc-
tion studios take a major percentage
of the ticket price. Depending on the
film, studios may take as much as
90 of the actual ticket price, lea ving
the theater with only 10. As the
movie grows older, the balance be-
comes more fair to the theaters, per-
haps evening out to a 50-50 split.
Supposing that this is a pretty
bad deal for the theater, the split
being 80-20 in favor of the stud io, the
theater makes a mere $130 on each
adult ticket When you figure in all
the overhead involved in running a
theater, thatdoesn't seem like much.
The only other place where money
can be made to rum the movie biz
into a profitable venture for all con-
cerned is at the concession stand.
Once in, you may be stricken
with unchies. Thafsvery good from
the theater owner's perspective, be-
cause they stand to make some real
money without the studio's hand in
their pocket Thafswhyitcosts$2.00
for a 16 ounce drink . From this
rnoney,ownershavetopaythework-
ers, the electricity, rent, etc
I'm not exactly trying to de-
fer whatgoescn in movie theaters.
I f the workers had to pay for movies,
I doubt that I or many of my co-
workers would be seeing very many,
especially on what we make. What
I'm trying to get across is that you
shouldn't give me any crap about
the prices of tickets or food. I didn't
set the prices, and I am not at liberty
to change them. In many cases, the
theater doesn't have that kind of
power either.
Please don't yell at the ticket
person or the concession guy the
next time they drone out your to-
tal; it's really not their fault. It re-
minds me of ancient times when
they would kill the messenger
who was the bearer of bad news.
If anyone is looking for a
body to blame for ticket prices,
reach down and slap your own
hand. The viewing audience con-
stantly demands bigger and bet-
ter special effects, casts jammed
with stars and all-around block-
buster movies. They cost mucho
dinero and the studios need to
make a buck or two with each
one of them.
So, the next time you hear
Schwarzenegger just got paid a
cool 15 million to say under a
thousand words, try to put two
and 15 mil together and get $7.00
We Americans, sure do love to
be entertained.
Now stop reading, think
about it, go get a pizza, and watch
some cartoons
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and says nothing. Nobody listens - and then
everybody disagrees.
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BTU tax looks to
be proclaimed
D.O.A. at Senate
I know some out there may feel this is
throwing bricks at the temple, but I have to
say it: politics is a great spectator sport. To
wit, follow in the news media the mounting
debate spawned by President Clinton's bud-
get proposal. Almostall Republicans in Con-
gress are against the plan, and this is not
surprising. What is surprising is the fight
raging between conservative and liberal
Democrats over the so-called BTU tax.
Concerning this thing called the BTU, a
quick quiz: how many of you, before it be-
came an issue in the present budget pro-
posal, knew what a BTU was? How many of
you still don't know? How many of you
couldn't care less as long as it doesn't effect
beer prices?
Well, in an ongoing effort to enlighten
this column's readers, I will tell you what a
BTU is. BTU stands for British Thermal Unit
and is the amount of heat energy required to
raise the temperature of one pound of water
by one degree Fahrenheit. Just how would a
BTU tax impact the average citizen? I will
explain that also.
Every step in the manufacturing of a
consumer product requires energy. This en-
ergy can be measured in BTUs. Thus, a tax
can be levied on a set number of BTUs used
in each step in the manufacturing process.
Take, for example, a six-pack of beer
(Aha! Now I'vegotyourattention). Let'ssay
that before a BTU tax is added, a six-pack
costs $4 retail. With the implementa tion of a
BTU tax, additional costs will be incurred by
the beer producer in each stage of produc-
tion, for brewing to bottling to transporta-
tion.
"So what you are saying to yourself,
"that's Anheuser-Busch's problem, not
mine
There is an adage concerning indus-
tries and taxes that states, "Industries don't
pay taxes, they collect them These extra
costs incurred by the manufacturer will be
passed on to the unwitting consumer who
waits at the end of the line. Thus, a $4 six-
pack of beer (or Pepsi) ends up costing you
$4.30. This BTU tax can be applied to almost
every item you buy. Eventually it adds up to
a large amount of money which the con-
sumer has to cough up.
All of this is no t to mention the increase
per month in consumers' utility bills due to
a BTU tax. It takes energy expenditures, such
as tine burning of coal, to produce the elec-
tricity you buy from your local power com-
pany. Consumers will ultimately pay this
tax through an increase in their electric bills.
Because the BTU tax is a "hidden" tax,
its effect on our everyday lives is difficult to
measure. Income and Social Security taxes
are easily identified. All most of us have to
do to see how much we have given is look at
a pay stub. The BTU tax is hidden in the price
of an item or service, and because of this it is
more difficult to pin down.
Fortunately for the American con-
sumer, it seems the BTU tax may be dead on
arrival in the U.S. Senate. Loyal Democrats
blame the president for this; Clinton blames
senators from big oil-producing states; and
Ross Perot is in the wings mumbling some-
thing about a crazy aunt in the basement.
Politics: a great spectator sport indeed.





The East Carolinian
Sports
Page 7
Rims put back up for
freshman orientation
By Misha Zonn
Photo by Cedric Van Buren
Summer school students better enjoy the basketball courts on College Hill while they can. They will be
removed � again � after freshman orientation.
Assistant Sports Editor
For most of the summer, the
basketball courts on College Hill,
as well as those behind Umstead
Residence Hall, have been silent
with inactivity. The rims have
mysteriously reappeared, but en-
joy them while you can. They
will be removed (again) after ori-
entation.
Assistant Director of Plan-
ning Inez Fridley said non-stu-
dents using the courts caused
problems in past summers.
'The rims (were) taken down
because every summer we have
some problems with vandalism
from the non-students that play
(on the courts) Fridley said.
"The residential students are the
ones who pay for the goals, and
so there is no point in having
them up when they are not there
to use them
For now, the goals are up
temporarily, as flocks of fresh-
man orientation students invade
campus.
"Since we couldn't get the
Aycock facilities (e.g. the weight;
room and arcade), we put the
rims back up so that the new
students would have something
to do. We thought that this was
the best compromise. The rims
are only going up for freshman
orientation, and then they'll go
back down Fridley said.
David Gaskins, assistant di-
rector of Recreational Services,
said the decision to take down
the rims was obvious.
"During the summer there
is no one 1 iving out on the Hill
Gaskins said. "The only ones
using the facilities are from off
campus. So, the rims were taken
off for the summer, and will be
replaced when the students
come back in the fall
After the rims are taken
down for the remainder of the
summer, students who feel the
need to shoot some hoops will
still have Christenbury Gym
open as an option. The gym is
open from 11:30 a.m. to 1p.m.
on Monday, Wednesday, and
Friday, as well as 3 p.m. to 5
p.m. Monday through Thurs-
day.
1 sets an exam
ams should f c
NCAA must recognize college
athletics for what they really are
By Robert S. Todd
Sports Editor
College underclassmen in all
spoils are taking more frequent trips
tothepros,araithefrequent flier miles
are adding up quickly.
This might make some in
academia grind their teeth in disap-
proval, butmanycoUegeathleticpro-
grams have become nothing more
than pit stops for professional sports.
Former ECU outfielder Pat
Watkins is now playing baseball for
the Cincinnati Reds. He left school as
a junior. The applause for Watkins'
success should be loud.
His story is not the clkh� of a
dumb jock cashing in his education
foraprocareerthatwillchewhimup,
spit him out and leave him penniless
without an education to fall back on.
He was a North Carolina Scholar,
honor roll student and AthleticAca-
demic award winner at Gamer HS
indkatingeducation's importance in
his life. Still, he did not hesitate to
leave school.
"He'scertainly made a finedeci-
skrtand weare very happy for him
saidGaryGvertorvECU'sheadbase-
ball coach. "Patand Italked through-
out the year, and as the season began
to unfold it was quite apparent he
was going to be drafted. We didn't
expect him to go so high The key (to
the decision of turning pro) is two-
fold. Following a player's third year
in school, that individual will likely
come back and finish. It's an easier
opportunity tooome back and finish.
The other factor is the round the indi-
vidual is drafted
Beingchosenintrteseoondround
of the Major League Baseball draft,
32nd overall, is worth hundreds of
thousandsof doUars,and potentially
millions.
"When a team makes that kind
ofmvestmentman individual will
haveevery opportumiy toplay in the
major leagues Overton said.
College athletics is a business in
the same sense a NBA franchise is a
business.
Yet college baseball hasavoided
the hypocrisy erf most college athletic
programs. Because MLB drafts play-
ers from high school and tutors them
in the minor leagues, players who
have no interest in school, but are
talented enough to play profession-
airy, don't waste a school's time or
money. Theterm "student-athlete" is
less likely to be an oxymoron. Ask
Pirate first baseman Lee Kushner, a
graduating senior, who earned a 35
cumulative grade point average.
PUyerslikeKushnerareremind-
ersaixiembodimmtsofwhatcollege
athletics once were. Kushner is also a
testament to Overton's overall suc-
aessatthisuniversity.Ifrnorecoaches
were like Overton, academic success
would be as important as success
between theline&Butmostathletesin
most schools are expected to be little
more than employees.
In larger schools the Athletic
Department is separate from the rest
of the university. A separate entity to
ca rry on its business separate from
the academics. And don'tmostbusi-
nesses pay their employees?
CoUeathktesinrevenueearn-
ingsportsarerelikdytoeverreceive
what they deserve. The NCAA is
afraid to establish an employer-em-
ployee relationship with athletes be-
causeofthelntemal RevenueService.
The KS does not tax schools for
trtemillicrisofdollarsinrevenuegen-
eratedbytelevisionandgatereceipts.
Therefore, the NCAA will not pro-
vide any type of stipend payment to
itsemployeesonthefiekt and the IRS
will not treat college athletics as the
business it surely is.
See NCAA page 8
Kushner named to
Academic Ail-
American team
GREENVILLE, N.C.�Lee
Kushner, a senior first baseman
on the East Carolina Univer-
sity baseball team, has been
named to the second team GTE
Academic All-America base-
ball team.
Kushner, a native of
Marlboro, N.J batted 361 this
season with 14 home runs and
57 runs batted in. A communi-
cations major, Kushner also has
a cumulative 3.5 grade point
average.
Kushner is also a member
of the ECU Student-Athlete Ad-
visory Council, earned Dean's
List and Honor Roll honors and
named to the 1993 Texasgulf
All-Academic Team at East
Carolina.
Kushner was named to the
All-Colonial Athletic Associa-
tion squad in 1993 as well as
the American Baseball Coaches
Association All-East Region
squad. He was instrumental in
the Pirates' drive to the CAA
Lee Kushner
title and ECU's fifth bid to the
NCAA Tournament in seven
seasons.
Kushner came to ECU be-
fore the 1992 season from Rice
University, where he starred
for the Owls for two seasons.
Voting for the GTE Aca-
demic All-America team was
done by the membership of
the College Sports Information
Directors of America.
Race costs may rise Smith and Hoffman win in sudden death
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) �
WhenafanchargedontothePocono
International Raceway track, he not
only endangered himself and the
drivers,butalsotheabilitytoputon
races at an affordable price, a liabil-
ity expert says.
Tracks depend, in part, on the
fans' self-control tokeepticketprices
low, said Kenneth Cox of Lock Ha-
ven University, whe is an expert in
legal liabilities in sports.
If tracks have to build more
fences, pay higher insurance rates
or hire guards to patrol every inch
of the infield, costs will be passed
onto the fans.
"When you're going into a
mega-thing like the Pocono 500,
they can't afford too many prob-
lems with the crowd Cox said.
"Insurancecould really play havoc
Somebody has to assume those
costs
Chad Blaine Kohl, 25, of
Ephrata, Pa was ordered held on
$20,000 bond Monday after he was
charged with running onto the
Pocono track as Kyle Petty and
Davey Allison approached at 155
mph.Heleaptovera40-ineh retain-
ing wall and wasn't hurt.
Kohl told police he had been
drinking for the 91 2 hours before
theraceandhadtakenapilltokeep
himself awake. He told District Jus-
tice John Whitesell on Monday that
he may have a drinking problem.
Petty and Allison said Sunday
that Kohl was lucky to be alive.
Whitesell told him the same thing
at the arraignment Monday.
Hereallyhashistailbetween
hislegsWhitesellsaidHeseems
to be quite remorseful
Tickets to the Pocono raceway
cost between $25 and $175. Most of
thelOO,000-plusfanswhoattended
Sunday's race were well-behaved.
Kohl was accused of scaling a
six-foot fence, and crossing a 100-
foot buffer zone and crossin g the 60-
foot raceway. He is scheduled for a
preliminary hearing on June 24. He
told police he was drunk when he
crossed the track
"I was at the races in the infield.
I had been drinking Coors Light
beer since 3 a m, and took one No-
Doz Kohl wrote in a signed state-
ment "I ran across the track. I re-
member walking through the bri-
ers He said he got lost in the
swamp adjoining the track and set a
fire to attract help.
"I was afraid for my life. I
thought I couldn't get out aiive un-
less I had help Kohl wrote. State
police shouted directions to him
from a helicopter.
Kohl is charged with arson en-
dangering people, risking a catas-
trophe, criminal mischief, defiant
trespass, persistent disorderly con-
duct, reckless endangerment and
public drunkenness.
Conviction on all charges car-
riesa maximum sentence of up to32
years in prison and fines of $52,800
�more than the $44,960 Petty took
home by winning the race.
Kohl had tickets for the Pocono
infield, where hundreds of recre-
ation vehicles park Rented moving
vans used to be allowed inside, but
Pocono officials banned them this
year because they usually hauled
the rowdiest fans.
"Acertainbalancinghastotake
place said Robert Shepherd Jr a
professor in sports law at the Uni-
versity of Richmond. "They could
eliminate risk altogether with a 20-
foot fence with razor wire at the top
but fans would get the feeling they
were ai umals in a cage
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Photo by Scott Swop
Every Monday at 5:30 p.m students may register to participate in the
disc-golf doubles tournament. The aces pool now stands at $27.
By Matthew Wright
Staff Writer
Round threeof theweekly disc-
golf doubles tournaments took
place Monday afternoon. After 18
holes of competition, two teams
weretiedat lOunder. Jimmie Smith
and Lewis Hoffman found them-
selveslocked with the teamofDoug
Pozcontek and Ed Fudalic
Like the original golf, disc-golf
ties generally result in those two
words mat can make the coolest
hands sweat, "sudden death The
SmithHoffman team wasattempt-
ingtodenyPozcontekhisthirdwin
in a row, with as many partners.
The two teams went tit-for-tat
overthefirstthreeholes. Withboth
teams giving it their all, Smith and
Hoffman edged out Pozcontek
and Fudalic by a stroke on the
fourth hole of sudden death.
There is good news for those
who have not gone out to play
disc-golf yet. The aces pool has
carried over two weeks in a row.
The current $27, plus whatever
accumulates in next Monday's
tournament, goes to whoever
hits the next hole-in-one.
The tournaments .are held
every Monday with registration
beginning at 5:30 p.m. next to
Harrington Field. There is a two
dollar registration fee, plus an
additional dollar for aces pool
entry. The sponsors provide clos-
est to the hole prizes, so you
don't have to get the best score to
win.
Bulls come up short in triple overtime duel
CHICAGO (AP) � At the end,
his team looked to be about a quart
low. He looked to be even lower.
Sweat ran down Phil Jackson's face
and steadily soaked his shirt collar,
despite a long detour around a deep
frown.
"We had our chances and they
had their chances was the first thing
he said for publk consumption Sun-
day night. Then he paused. As al-
ways, Jackson was starting with the
general and purposefu lly making his
way toward the specific.
Jackson became convinced long
ago that this was his path for learning
almost anything. And so after a few
moments, he distilled everything to
this:
"The second overtime. That
should have been won by us the
Chicago Bulls coach said softly. "Af-
ter that. 1 cmiW feel our energy slip-
ping away.
A few moments earlier, as he left
his cramped office and headed down
the narrow hallway to toe interview
room, someone handed Jackson a
boxsccreaxifirmingthattheresult�
Phoenix 129, Chicago 121 � did in-
deed run into a third overtime. In the
spanof a few postal code-sized strides,
te saw everything he needed to see,
then neatly folded the sheet of paper
and stuck it in his pocket
During a brief news conference,
Jacksonsmiledwryryand talked about
"temrx)andmymmand"energy
the latter a quality he cites so often it
sounds like his mantra. But had any-
oneasked, Jackson could have recited
every significant number produced
by the 63 minutes of basketball just
played and gotten neariyeveryoneof
them right
Hadanvoneasked,hemiehthave
told them that toe numbers will be
more to his liking after Game 4 on
Wednesday night
Thereisarrawescrnemtelligence
behind thatsmile'saidassistantcoach
Jim Oeamons, who came to Chicago
whhjacksonfourseasonsaga "People
thinkbeeausewe'vebeenblessedwith
Michael Jordan that Phil just rolls the
balls out on toe floor and everything
goes smoothly from there on out
Oeamons said. "I wish it were true
Jackson did not get a single vote
in balloting for Coach of the Year,
though that probably best describes
the job he did in keeping the Bulls on
course for a three-peat New York
KnickscoachPatRiley,whogotmost
of those votes(andwho,inanicebitof
irony, also owns the copyright on the
term "three-peat") is at home now
watching the series on TV. There are
nlentvcrfdifterencesbetweenthetwo.
but the biggest might be that Riley
started teaching his team specifics.
"Every time we met New York
in the regular season, they made it
into a war Cleamons said. "If you
step back, if you think about toe
ways both teams came to the play-
offs against eachother, you can see
what Phil was doing.
"He kept the season and every
round of the playoffs in perspective.
When it came time for the Knicks, he
focused everything and everybody
onthataixiorlythatNk�odyshould
have been surprised at the adjust-
ments we made or that we were
able to take the next step and the
Knicks weren't
"They were so pumped up for
us in December that when it came
time to play for what was really
important they had nothing left to
eive.Phil madesurewehad plenty
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