The East Carolinian, July 7, 1993

Lie harms real victims
How dangerous is it for actual
rape victims when youths like
Tiquita Williams cry wolf?
See story page 6.
'Quitters' opens
Play presents alternative
view of wild west � from
the eyes of the women
who lived through it. See
review page 3.
The East Carolinian
Vol. 68 No. 41
Circulation 5,(XX)
Greenville, North Carolina
Wednesday, July 7,1993
6 Pages
Two people attacked on Town Commons
Rape and assault on Greenville couple has police searchins for answers; police
continue to look for clues that will lead to the capture of the assailants
By Maureen Rich
Photo courtesy of The Daily Reflector
The amphitheater, located on the Greenville Town Commons, shows
a grisly reminder of the attacks that took place on June 27.
Russian professors
teach class at ECU
Staff Writer
Greenville police continue
to investigate the violent rape and
assault that occurred at the Town
Common amphitheater in the
early morning hours of June 27.
The assailants remain at large
while police focus their attention
on leads, Officer William Harris
of the Greenville Police Depart-
ment said Tuesday.
According to police reports,
the victims, a white male and fe-
male, stated they were accosted
by four black males armed with a
sawed-off shotgun who initially
demanded money from the
At that time two of the men
began to assault the male victim,
identified as Kevin Douglas
Barbee. One of the suspects sexu-
ally assaulted the female victim.
A "Carolina" hat was recov-
ered at the assault scene.
Police urge anyone at the
Town Common between mid-
night and 3 a.m. that night or any-
one with information regarding
the assaults to contact the Green-
ville Police Department at 830-
4315 or Crimestoppers at 758-
This incident adds to statis-
tics indicating that as the tem-
perature rises, so do the number
of assaults, particularly rapes,said
Erin McCall, program coordina-
tor of the REAL Crisis Center and
Pitt County Rape Victim Advo-
A1991 North Carolina Uni-
form Crime Report stated that a
forcible rape is reported to the
police every 3 hours and 48 min-
utes, while a 1991 United States
of what areas to watch and a de-
scription of the assailant(s). Per-
sons providing such information
are not required to prosecute,
McCall said, or provide their
Prevention is a major focus
of the REAL Crisis Center and
pamphlets and further informa-
tion are available to the public.
Crime Re-
port stated a
forcible rape
is reported
to police ev-
ery 5 min-
REAL Crisis
Center re-
ceives five
times as
many rape
reports as BBH
McCall said.
Among the many services
The REAL Crisis Center offers is a
"Third Party Anonymous Rape
Report McCall said.
This offers victims an op-
portunity to assist police in the
apprehension of rape suspects
without divulging their identity.
Victims report such information
as where the attack occurred �
which gives police an indication
Don't put
yourself in a
situation where
something like
this can occur. "
Officer William Harris
Greenville Police Department
aware of
your sur-
Harris ad-
"Don't put
yourself ina
like this can
occur Har-
ris added
that Green-
ville city
parks close at 11 p.m.
"We recommend that
people not go there after those
hours' Harris said. "We're try-
ing to make sure that we have
patrol officers double-check,
along with the park rangers
"You can simply be any-
where today at the wrong time
said Keith Knox, ECU Crime Pre-
vention Public Information Of-
ficer. "We live in a society today
that's not as safe as it used to be,
a very violent society
Knox said there are many
misconceptions concerning
safety, and while a lone indi-
vidual places himself or herself
in serious danger, even people
traveling in pairs pose great risks
to themselves, as last weekend's
violence indicates.
"Although we feel like
we're grown-ups, and we can go
anyplace anytime we so desire
because we have thatgiven right,
we simply cannot take that type
of chance, because we 1 i ve in such
a violent society Knox said.
Education and preventa-
tive-measure awareness are two
key elements stressed by both
the REAL Crisis Center and the
ECU Department of Public
Safety. REAL'S Guidebook for
Victims of Rape and Sexual As-
sault uses the formula "Isolation
Vulnerability Target" to
clarify one way of preventing a
sexual assault.
A Sexual Assault Preven-
tion booklet distributed by the
NC Crime Prevention Division
provides a reminder: "Every
woman is a potential victim
The REAL Crisis Center is
located at 312 E. 10th Street, and
counselors can be reached 24
hours a day, 7 days a week at
By Laura Allard
Staff Writer
This summer, ECU is using the tal-
ents of two foreign professors to teach com-
puter classes in the Decision Science de-
partment. The professors, Alexander
Mechitov and Helen Moshkovich, will in-
struct an introductory course while they
complete a mutual research project with
professors at ECU.
The project involves the creation of
several different types of decision support
Mechitov teachesatthe Russian Acad-
emy of Sciences in Moscow, while
Moshkovich, his wife, is more involved
with independent research.
Both professors were chosen to work
at ECU as a result of a previous acquain-
tance with ECU Decision Science p rofessor
Dr. Robert Schellenberger at a conference
held in Miami in November of 1991.
The professors' research specifically
involves the School of Business' Decision
Science department since this is the only
area that ECU and the Russian Academy
have in common.
Schellenberger said that the research
on decision making has been "exceedingly
helpful as (the Russian teachers) have ap-
proached similar problems somewhat dif-
ferently but with a lot of common threads
Schellenberger hopes this project "will be a
start of a continuing process
Schellenberger said Mechitov and
Moshkovich are teaching an introductory
decision science class "in order to get a feel
Alexander Mechitov
(bottom left) and
Helen Moshkovich
bring Russia to the
United States. Both
professors teach a
introductory decision
science course here
at ECU.
Photo by
Cedrtc Van Buren
elected to
chair CFA
By Maureen Rich
Residents fight high waters
PERUQUE, Mo. (AP) � Flood-
weary Midwesterners helped by Na-
tional Guardsmen fought high water
from the mighty Mississippi today as it
rose to record heights and threatened to
keep on rising.
Another round of downpours
Monday fed the flood from the already
swollen river, breaking more levees,
forcing more evacuations and destroy-
ing crops. Additional storms were fore-
cast at least through the end of the week,
contributing to the region's worst flood-
ing since 1965.
In West Alton, residents and
Guardsmen worked through the night
stacking sandbags atop levees protect-
ing the town.
Troops also have been called in to
help in flooded areas of Iowa and Illi-
A little up the river at Peruque, a
levee was breached Monday and 11 ru-
ral homes had to be evacuated. Thou-
sands of acres of cropland were already
underwater and an additional 1,000
acres and up to 50 homes are threat-
ened, said spokesman Rod Zerr.
In Illinois, about 450 residents
were evacuated Monday from low-ly-
ing areas in East Dubuque.
Some of the worst flooding was in
Davenport, Iowa, which has no levees
or Hood walls.The Mississippi appeared
to have crested there Monday at 22 feet
and was down slightly overnight.
Because of more heavy rain in
Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota, it was
expected to rise again, cresting even
higher Wed nesdayat22.4feet,just short
of the record of 22.5 feet.
Electrician Tom Wemer said he
didn't mind manning the pumps at
FirstStar Bank. "Might as well be here
doing this, since I can't go fishing he
Downstream from Davenport, the
river hit a record 22.5 feet today at
Burlington, Iowa, and was expected to
climb another foot by Friday.
Staff Writer
ECU Chancellor Richard R. Eakin
has recently had more stress added to his
life, but he is smiling about it!
Eakin was elected the new chair-
person of the board for the College Foot-
ball Association (CFA), a duty which
brings much responsibility for Eakin, but
a broader spotlight for ECU, particularly
the football team.
"I was delighted (to be elected)
good about ECU and CFA Eakin will
serve a one-year term, with the opportu-
nity to be re-elected next year.
The CFA comprises some 67 uni-
versities from across the country who
i have joined together to represent most
Kinko s updates conununicauons ��� Dion ia & bo Pn
x" � vJr grams, with the exception of programs
affiliated with the Big Ten conferences
and Pacific Athletic Conferences, Eakin
� �
By Stephanie Lassiter
Staff Writer
As of December of 1993, Kinko's
stores nationwide will no longer offer cus-
tom-made packetsknownasCourseWorks.
Previously, professors used these packets
as supplements to textbooks.
An employee at the local Kinko's said
thatthey have not offered theCourseWorks
program for several years. He added mat
the program has always been an optional
program at nationwide stores.
BlaiseSimqu,anemployeeatthe Main
Office of Kinko's in Ventura, California,
said that the reason for discontinuing the
program is an effort to have all 650 stores,
including the 150campus stores, using the
same programs.
Over the next two to three years, all
stores will be fitted, with new services to
meet the purchasers needs for quick infor-
The new services will include inter-
national networking, modem transfer and
electronic publishing.
"Although we will no longer offer
CourseWorks, Kinko's remains commit-
ted to serving the needs of the academic
community by offeringnewelectronicpub-
lishing options in addition to our wide
rangeof services DanFrederickson, presi-
dent of Kinko's Service Corporation, said.
Kinko's will also offer desktop pub-
lishing, color copying and mail services.
Customers will also have the capability to
communkateandaccessdatabases through
computer modem as well as transfer data
and documents to and from computers
Simqu added that by discontinuing
CourseWorks, Kinko'swillno longer have
to monitor for purchasers breaking copy-
right laws.
According to Tom O'Brien, owner of
the Greenville AccuCopy, they will con-
tinue to offer their variation of
CourseWorks, known as CourseMate.
AccuCopy employs an individual
who is trained with acquiring copyright
clearancesand therefore feels thatthey will
offer CourseMate indefinitely.
CFA represents member institutions
in developingcon tracts with major televi-
sion networks for the airing of college
football games.
This fall ECU will face Syracuse
University ina struggle to be aired nation-
wide by the Entertainment and Sports
Programming Network (ESPN). This air-
ing is the result of a contract signed be-
tween ESPN and CFA, Eakin said.
CFA's Board of Directors met the
weekend of June 5 in Dallas, Texas, at
which time Eakin was elected to chai rper-
son the position.
Until his election, Eakin held a seat
on the Board of Directors for two years.
Dr. E. Roger Sayers, president of the Uni-
versity of Alabama, previously held the
position of chairperson for two years.
Each year the CFA determines their
need for a new chairperson. The selection
See CFApage 2

July 7. 1993
Continued from page 1
llenberger also said that
bothteachersare' conscientiousand
I in helping students to
Moshkovich said that she is
enjoving her stay in theUni ted States
because "the conditions are more
effective (for research), the people
are friendly, helpful and polite and
thestudentsare eager to be taught"
Mechitov is also enjoying
teaching at East Carolina and says
that American teaching systemsare
very different from those inRussia.
the system to be more
ured and organized especially
in the area of regular testing
throughout the semester.
He says he spends less time
teaching in Russia and more time
doing research.
Moshkovich said that al-
thi ugh they have completed a lot of
what they were hoping to accom-
plish, they have a great deal to fin-
ish before their return to Moscow.
Although Moshkovich is un-
sure if she will return to ECU, they
are"makingsomemutuaI research
plans for the future
The husband and wife team
arrived onJune5and will beat ECU
until August 3.
Continued from page 1
process begins with nominations,
and then a final election.
primarily chief executive officers,
faculty members or athletic direc-
tors, Eakin said.Thecombinationof
several factors, including chancel-
lorship at ECU, previous experi-
ence with the CFA and a two-year
seat on the boaai of directors, con-
tributed toEakin'snomination,and
subsequent election.
"I tried in my own way to be
an active participant, to represent
ECU and college football Eakin
said. Eakin feels that his effort ap-
parently met the board's criteria for
a competent chairperson.
as spokesperson for the CFA, han-
dling press conferences and calling
meetings as he deems necessary.
"I will seek to represent the
interests of such organizations as
the convention, and any other con-
ferences Eakin said
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The East Carolinian
July 7, 1 993
Page 3
'Quilters' chronicles life of pioneer women
Photo by Garreli Kllllan
Jonathan Robinson (left) and Tom Spivey starred in the Summer Theatre's opener, "Our Country's Good
"Quilters a musical about pioneer women, opened last night as the second installment.
By Joe Horst
Staff Writer
The Wild Westevokesimagesof
cowboys riding through the dusty
try in the quest for western expan-
sion. What many do not see on the
little and big screens are the families
and women that toiled through those
long days and nights, barely surviv-
ing on the hard land they now called
The Summer Theatre of East
Carolina paid homage to these
women last night with its opening
performance of Molly Newman and
Barbara Damashek's "Quilters Per-
formances will run through July 10,
with afternoon matinees on the 7th
and 10th.
Maureen Heffeman, guest di-
rector for "Quilters said that the
musical shows audiences what
in their dai ly struggles over the new,
harsh land.
"The story is taken from their
said. "One message is that women
haveahvayshadastrengthand unity,
they've always had a courage and a
daring that many times is been un-
derestimated or less recognized.
"I thinkirsaninterestinglookat
things that we may feel we're famil-
iar with. I think that they take the
stories of what would be ordinary
women and show theextraordinary
aspects of it"
John Shearin, artistic director
producer,said that"Quilters" shows
history fromadifferentrx)intof view,
"as seen by and told through the
experience of women.
"You see this different, this fe-
male point of view on the western
expansion Shearin said. "If s more
personal, ifsa view from theheartof
the western movement
One feature that dominates this
play (and production) is the device
of quilting squares. During this time
in the past, the women would
chronicle major events in their lives
by quilting a square of cloth. These
squares would then be joined to-
gether to symbolize the lives and
times of these early pioneers.
"Thepremiseof this playis that
there's a woman, Sarah, who has
come to the time when she's going
tocreateher legacy quilt'Heffernan
said. "She's going to create a quilt
where each one of the blocks repre-
sents a time in her life, or a story
from her life
Ronnie Gilbert, celebrated
singer and actress, will lead the all-
women cast Gilbert, perhaps best
known for singing work with The
concert tours with Pete Seeger and
ArloGuthrie,acted and directed on
Broadway, and worked in feature
films and documentaries.
Joel Servin, of the San Francisco
Chronicle, called Gilbert "an utter
rally as most people talk, who is as
much an actress as a singer
Performances start at 8 p JTt for
every nightly performance and 2
p.m. for the matinee shows. Adult
ticket prices are $2250, senior citi-
zens are $1750and child bcketscan
be purchased for $1250
Town Commons hosts festive Fourth
By Marjorie McKinstry
Staff Writer
In an attempt to bring more visi-
tors from out of town this past week-
end,Greenvilleheld a three-day-long
end were reserved forSaturday when
people could spend the entire day
down by the river.
For car enthusiasts, the Jaycees
held a classic auto show, featuring a
couple erf Camaros, a Shelby GT 350,
a few Corvettes of varying vintage, a
Chevy Bel Air, several customized
cars, two Mustangs dating from the
late '60s and one Lamborghini
Occasionally, groups of people
would wander over toa radiobroad-
casting the afternoon Nascar race,
and, as they listened fervently, they
offered advice to the unseen drivers
and opinions on racing to each other.
Unanimously, thegroupdecided that
DaleEamhardtshould win,and they
he came in first
After the race, several fans and
owners alike noticed their stomachs
rumbling, so several people headed
for the food vendors. The choices
were surprising; junk food addicts
could bite into hamburgers, but afi-
their tastebuds with catfish, either
grilled or fried. Variety was the spice
of the day as a shish kabob stand sat
next to a snow cone vendor, and a
little further down the way Jeffrey's
Beer and Winegave out free samples
of ODouls non-alcoholic brew.
After lunch, people could shop
through the Arts and Crafts show.
The booths here displayed small,
stained-glass reflectors, a table full of
trolls' dresses to suit every emotion,
occupation and celebration, and even
ornamental toilet bowl scrubbers,
complete with ribbons and a tiny
teddy beai attached to the brush.
Tie-dyes and beads hung from a
medieval style tent of one vendor,
while another vendor ignored the
usual mode of presentation and set
his wares all over the grass.
Perhaps the most interestingad-
of cat jungle gyms. These carpet-cov-
ered apparatuses towered in the air
with platformsextending in all direc-
tions to encourage felines to roam,
jump and prance. Brightly covered
stuffed fish, balls and other objects
dangled from some of the perches in
an apparently entrancing fashion.
Orange tabby kittens appeared
everywhere, mostly in the arms of
children. One kitten purred placidly
asitsnewmom stood almost motion-
less watching Ronald McDonald per-
form some David Copperfield-style,
gravity-defying feats.
See FOURTH page 2
H.O.R.D.E. Festival
visits triangle area
Horizons of Rock Developing
Everywhere � last year was a blast
Toxic Shock
Answered by Jennifer Phillips, Student Health Services
Allman Brothers show
hot, disappointing
By Dana Danielson
Question: What is TSS?
Answer: Toxic shock syn-
drome (TSS) is a rare but poten-
tially life-threatening disease. It
is caused by the bacterium S.
aureus and it can exist normally
in body areas such as
the nose, skin and va-
gina. It is believed C
that the bacteria
probably make j
and secrete a toxin
that enters the �
blood stream. Ap- .
proximately95per- v
cent of all reported
cases of TSS in women
and girls occur in those who
are menstruating. The group at
highest risk for TSS are tampon
users under 30, especially those
15 to 19 years old during or just
after a menstrual period.
Other groups at risk for TSS
includecontraceptive sponge and
diaphragm users, and those with
infections related to insect stings,
wounds and surgery.
The fact that studies have
shown an association between
tampon use and TSS does not
mean that tampons cause
TSS. Scientists are still
- trying to learn what
other factors are in-
00" volved in causing
TSS. Symptoms of
� TSS include sudden
high fever (102 de-
Qi grees F or higher),
�( vomiting, diarrhea,
fl M- fainting and the appear-
ance of a rash that looks like a
sunburn. If you experience TSS
symptoms during your period,
remove the tampon if you're us-
ing one and seek medical atten-
tion immediately. If you have had
TSS, seek medical advice before
using tampons.
Lifestyle Editor
Is it that everyone simply needs
an excuse to get drunk?
Walnut Creek's July 4 Allman
Brothers show was expected to out-
shine lastyear'sperformance.Rather
than dancing the searing sun below
the horizon (and then some more),
the young crowd of mostly pseudo-
rich-hippies gathered on the lawn to
socialize and guzzleoverpriced beer.
While stifling yawns and avoid-
ing bumbling, blabbering drunks, I
made a resol ution; this was probably
the last concert I attend for (ever)
awhile. Commercialism has taken
over even good music.
Was it my imagination, or was
even the band slightly intoxicated?
Granted, it was hot as hell, but slow,
dragging versions of beloved songs
bored even the most energetic danc-
ers �eventually the band members
weren't the only ones sitting down.
Thankfully, inhibitions disap-
peared with the sun, and a sparing
hoot'nholler energized theband into
fasterversionsof old favorites. If only
the Brothers hadn't played so many
new songs this show.
Among the highlights of the
eveningwere"essica "Coin' Down
the Road" (though they fell apart
after a few stanzas), "Midnight
Rider an almost-tender version of
MC-inspired "BlueSky and a not-
as-good-as-last-year version of
What happened to "Ain't Wast-
ing Time No More?"
Special guest Derek Trucks,rela-
tive of drummer Butch Trucks, re-
turned again this year to warm the
crowd up�itseemed they liked him
more than the Brothers themselves.
The best part of the eveningwas
the 10p.m. closingnreworksshow�
people pulled overall alongRaleigh's
highways to watch.
Summer tour isover, the Broth-
ers came and went � where will
everyone go to get drunk now?
Thesecond annual H.O.R.D.E.
sic festival featuring seven bands,
a concourse of arts, games and
ethnic food plus surprises con-
cocted by the H.O.R.D.E. magi-
cians, comes to Walnut Creek
Amphitheatre on Thursday, Au-
gust 12, at 2 p.m.
on the H.O.R.D.E. tour which will
feature8-10hoursofmusic by Blues
Traveler, Widespread Panic, Big
Head Todd and The Monsters, Col.
Bruce Hampton and The
Aquarium Rescue Unit, The
Samples, Dave Matthews, and
Allgood. In addition to these
H.O.R.D.E. bands, popping up on
the road will be a group of special
guest artists, including Phish and
favorite local banrJs dropping by
to jam along for a good time.
The concourse of activities
along the amphitheatre plazas will
feature unique arts and crafts
displays. Virtual Reality games,
environmental awareness
booths and exhibits, mini-
record stores, and an array of
ethnic food and surprises.
The H.O.R.D.E. Festival
(which stands for Horizons of
is the brainchild of Blues Trav-
eler manager David Frey who
brought the unique festival to
10,000 seat venues across the
country lastsummer. "Thecon-
cept of H.O.R.D.E. is to present
honest, live, improvisational
music inanatmosphereof free-
dom and good vibes says
Widespread Panic's John Bell.
Ticket prices for
H.OJR.D.E. are only $15 (plus
servicecharge)for reserved and
festival lawn seating. They go
on sale Friday, July 9, through
Hardee's Walnut Creek
July 9
July 11
Festival New Orleans
$12.75 advance
$14.75 @ door
Steve Miller Band
$15.75 lawn
$18.75 reserve
Tickets available by
Arthurian legend inspires The Forever King' for good summer reading
By Marjorie Mckinstry
Staff Writer
It is summertime, which means that
for every surfboard, volley ball and frisbee
carted to the beach for fun in the sun, at
least one sun worshipper will pull out a
dog eared paperback in order to enjoy the
rays in a less physically exhaustive fash-
The question is, though, what is the
best book to bring to the beach this sum-
Some bookworms prefer the light ro-
mances of Danielle Steele, while others
reach for the bestseller list. For those look-
ing for something a little out of the ordi-
nary this summer, try reading "The For-
ever King" by Molly Cochran and Warren
The story, based loosely on the
Arthurian legend, recounts the adventures
of Arthur Blessing, a young genius living
with his Aunt Emily in Chicago. Coming
home from school, Arthur finds a warm,
smooth, ball-shaped metal cup and brings
it back to his apartment. His chemist aunt
is intrigued by the com-
position of the cup and
takes it back to her lab for
testing. Soon after
Arthu fs d iscovery, which
he claims is a good luck
totem, he receives a letter
from a British Law firm
explaining that he has in-
herited a castle from a
(previously unknown)
dead relative.
Soon afterwards, Arthur's Aunt is
attacked in their apartment by two assas-
sins seeking the cup; Arthur returns home
to find Emily dead on the floor, and in his
anguish he drops the cup, which rollsover
to her side. Suddenly, Emily's wounds
heal and she regains life. The cup is the
Holy Grail.
The attack on Emily and Arthur is the
first of many as they flee both Chicago and
North America. Unbeknownst to them,
each assassin is controlled by one master-
mind, Saladin, a man of unfathomable
evil. He desires to reacquire the cup, a cup
that has elongated his life for centuries. In
his so-far-eternal life, he has been respon-
sible for numerous atrocities, including
the Jack the Ripper murders.
At the opening of the tale, he resided in
an asylum for the criminally insane in
England. In this lifetime, Saladin lived as
an artist of the macabre. He soil pted people
in the throes of violent deaths, and his
sculptures, bizarre as they were, sold well
in the art world.
As his sculpture of a fat woman with
an axe sunk in her back was in transit to a
buyer, the vehicle carrying it slid on the
road, and the sculpture wascatapulted out
the back; "Carefully wrapped though it
was, Washerwoman was
cleaved lengthwise,
from the point of the
axe blade. The axe
proved to be real. So
did the blood on the
edge of the blade. The
corpse inside was al-
most perfectly pre-
served. When the artist
was arrested, he said
only, The point of en-
try was always a weakness in that piece
Saladin escapes from the insane asy-
lum and pursues Arthur and Emily, but
they have an avenging angel in the form of
Hal Woczniak, a modem day Galahad.
Hal is an unwilling hero since he is fight-
ing the ghosts of his past as well as an
unbelievable string of Arthurian coinci-
dences mat have brought him to England.
Merlin also makes an appearance in the
novel as an aging educator by the name of
Taliesin. Actually, most of the events in
person who completely understands the
presence of Arthur, Hal, and the magical
cup at Arthur's newly acquired castle
Soon, the story starts delving in the
past, detailing much of Saladin's life,
continues to expand, integrating mass
murders, chivalry, kidnappings and in-
competent police officers. The climax of
the novel brings about the final confron-
tation of the Knights of the Round Table
and the evil Saladin in a manner that
escapes the boundaries of logical time.
Overall, the novel is a satisfying
adventure, especially for Arthurian en-
thusiasts, but it is definitely light read-
ing, filled with much excitement and
little academic stimulation. The charac-
terof Saladin isa bitoverdone,about the
only crime the writers do not pin on him
is the Holocaust. Taliesin, however,
needs moredevelopment, asdo the char-
acters of Emily and Arthur.
Aside from the mediocre character
development, the novel is entertaining
and fun. Most people probably will not
read "The Forever King" more than once,
but the novel will more than suffice.

July 7, 1993
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Continued from page 3
th the backs
part Ronald placed a sn"�l!
k! across the tops of
the chairs. The little girl was lifted on
to the plywood, arranged horizon-
tally and then covered with a crim-
son sheet After a few magic words
and gestures, Ronald removed one
of the chairs, and poof! the plywood
the girl lounged on did not drop an
But, that wasnotall, Ronald slid
the plywood out from under the
child, and she appeared to be float-
ing over the stage. In order to dispel
any notions of trick wires or other
magicianly stunts, Ronald took a
large hoop and, starting at the girl's
feet, ran it over her body until it
reached her head. Then Ronald let it
drop over her head onto the stage.
The children in the audience were
mesmerized. Ronald replaced the
board and the chair, unwrapped the
magic sheet, and the little girl sat
As Ronald started on his next
trick, the strains of afaint James Tay-
lor tune could be heard. All day long
performers like Cold Sweat, the
Nicky Harris Band and the Memo-
rial Baptist Church Choir serenaded
the crowd. Instead of milling from
one activity to the next, many people
brought coolers and blankets and
spread out around the amphithe-
ater. Pooches were sprawled every-
where, especial ly under lawn cha irs.
Thedogmenagerieincluded canines
from the mongrel variety as well a
few bull dogs, a rottweiier, several
labradors, assorted poodles and
oodles of puppies.
After the parade, many of the
child ren ran over to the carnival area
and begged Mom and Dad for just
one more rideon the WiUieWorm,or
for one more bounce inside the enor-
mous purple Barney. While the chil-
dren churned their stomachs on the
rides, thead ults perused thegaming
area, contemplating the chances of
knocking over some botdesand win-
ning a huge, fuchsia rhinoceros.
After this day full of parades,
magictricks, pony rides,duck races,
classic cars, craft shows and music,
the evi is topped off by Ihe
-D fireworks display at
Al though theelabora te fi reworks
came a day earlier than usual, the
en jwd still responded enthusiastically
with oohs and ahhs of appreciation.
Some people, however, because of
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tradition of celebrating on the 4th.
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ival Charlotte,
NCsbidfora.National Football
League franchise.
George N. Buntin Jr execu-
tive d i rector of the N A ACP's Da I -
timore branch, said he told a rep-
resentative of the national orga-
nization Sunday that "local mem-
bership is incensed
"I told him nothing short of
an out-and-out admittance that
made a mistake and that
we this city and this state
and this chapter an apology
Buntin said.
Rodney Orange, president of
the city NAACP branch, added,
"They fumbled the ball on this
one by not touching base with
The Rev. John L. Wright,
president of the Maryland con-
ference of NAACP branches,
"The executive director
diesn't understand the sensitiv-
ity of this matter Wright said.
The National Association for
the Advancement of Colored
People, which has its headquar-
ters in Baltimore, announced an
agreement Thursday with
Charlotte's prospective NFL
team owner, Jerome J.
The pact promotes opportu-
nities for blacks within
Richardson's Flagstar Cos. Inc.
of Spartanburg, S.C and prom-
ises minority participation in a
prospective NFL team's manage-
ment, stadium construction and
as suppliers.
In a news conference an-
nouncing the deal, NAACP ex-
ecutive director Benjamin F.
Chavis Jr. said his organization
would "help out in any way pos-
sible" for Charlotte to get the
Buntin said Chavis then com-
pounded the problem by releas-
ing a five-paragraph statement
Saturday that neither apologized
to Baltimore nor backed away
from theCharlotte endorsement.
"Anybody in public life will
make mistakes sometimes. That's
forgivable Buntin said. "But the
inability to admit a mistake and
apologize for itislessforgivable
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke isn't
looking for an apology.
"Since they decided to get
themselves involved in the pro-
cess, they ought to look a t the fact
that the NFL is going to select
two cities, so I think they ought
to endorse Baltimore, too the
mayor said Sunday.
The other cities vying for an
NFL franchise are Memphis, St.
Louis and Jacksonville, Fla.
Schmoke said Sunday he be-
lieves the football endorsement
will be an issue at the NAACP's
annual convention next week-
end. The event will be held in
Indianapolis, the home of
Baltimore's old football team,
the Colts.
Two students pass
the time by tossing
the pigskin.
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Warroirs' Webber has
lot to learn in NBA
ratings melting
� If the snoozer of a final between
Pete Sampras and Jim Courier
proved anything, it's that
Wimbledon needs to be made safe
for television once again.
than an ice cream cone left on a sun-
baked Centre Court since Jimmy
Connors, John McEnroe and Bjom
Borg stopped reaching the champi-
onship round some 10 years ago.
And you don't have to be a televi-
sion executive to understand it isn't
solely a matter of personality�be-
cause Borg never owned one.
In contrast to those classic
matches, Sunday's Sampras-Cou-
riertiltproduced exactly onememo-
rable point � it came, fittingly, in
the final game � even if Princess
Diana was sighted on the edge of
her seat in the Royal Box clapping
every now and then.
"Maybe she hasa crush on me
Sa mpras said after winning his sec-
ond Grand Slam title.
That's as plausible an explana-
tion as any. It couldn't have been the
tennis that made her so jumpy.
The match was five minutesold
before a rally went beyond three
shots. Thirty-seven minutes passed
before a rally lasted longenough for
the crowd to inject "oohs" and
"aahs" (these are Brits, after all) be-
tween shots. Ninety minutesdapsed
before either player held a break
point; that would have been Cou-
rier, who managed exactly two of
"Really, I didn't have many
chances to break him and when I
did,I generally broke Courier said.
"It was just grass cou rt tennis�roll
the dice
Viewers more likely changed
the channel.
So whaf s to be done?
Since the AU England Club
won'tstand forrippingup the grass,
and the manufacturers making mil-
lions off the high-tech howitzers
being wielded by the players won't
allow a return to wood rackets, the
cheap, easy solution is this:
Speed up the ball.
"I know it sounds crazy said
Tony Trabert, a former Wimbledon
champion whonowworksasa tele-
vision commentator, "but it will
"Grass has always been a serve-
mentand playersare developing to
the point where it's like playing in-
doors on a wood court Even play-
erswe used to think of as baseliners,
like (And re) Agassi and Courie� hit
they're almost like volleys
Trabert recalled practicing for
matches in therarefied air of Mexico
Gty some years ago, watching ball
after ball sail way past the baseline.
"Because you couldn't hit the
ball hard without hitting it out, you
had to learn to protect the court, to
use all of it, to set up your points
better Because the arc of the ball
wouldn't bend as much in the thin
air, you couldn't hit such fla t serves.
You had tomakecertainithad plenty
of spin.
'Those things would put some
of the rallying back in the game
This year's final clocked in two
minutes shy of three hours, most of
it consumed by the players chang-
ingsidesafter launching one missile
after another past each other.
Sampras fired 22 aces. Incred-
ibly, more than half of all his serves
�60 of 114�were unretumed by
returners of serve.
Indeed, Courier was asked af-
terward whether he noticed
Sampras getting tired toward the
end, and he replied earnestly, "He
was tired.
"But when you're serving 120
(mph) and then 95 on the second
serve he added, "you don't have
to move too much
Only enough to get up and
change the channel.
Byrd back�in broadcast
booth � after breaking neck
NEW YORK (AP) � Den-
nis Byrd, who broke his neck in
a game for the New York Jets
last Nov. 29, has signed as a
football analyst for CBS Sports,
the network said today.
Byrd, initially paralyzed
from the neck down but now
able to walk, was hired for six
games by CBS senior vice presi-
dent Rick Gentile.
"It was Rick's idea, after
seeing him on the air a lot this
past season CBS Sports
spokeswoman Susan Kerrsaid.
"He's so poised and inspira-
tional, Rick decided to call his
agent and see if he'd be inter-
In May, Fairleigh Dickinson
University bestowed an honor-
ary degree on Byrd, who was
greeted by about 2,000 gradu-
ates and 10,000 guests.
Nike camp
enticing to
Some of the tophigh school bas-
ketball players in ihenation were
at the HoosierDomeTuesday to
show their stuff to some of the
top col lege coaches.
About 130 players,most
soon-to-be seniors,wilIbeevalu-
ated by the 200 coaches attend-
ing the Nikebasketball1eampy
which continues through Satur-
Thecoachesmustbeon their
best behavior. They're allowed
towatch,buttheNCAA forbids
them from contacting high
school players until the end of
the month.
The recruits know their bas-
ketball futures will be partially
determined by how well they
match up against the nation's
"This is a period that is very
crucial fora lot of schools. Mak-
ing the rounds of these summer
camps isa mustrsaid first-year
Bob Bender.
Coaches say the structure
and importance of the camps
have changed inrecent years. It
used to be that players would
attend camps to sharpen their
skills, gain some knowledge and
maybe catch theeyeof a college
coach or two.
Then came all-star camps,
and with a majority of Division
I prospects attending the
coaches had to follow.
The pressure on the play-
ers, too, hasgrown. Many handle
it wel 1. Duke, Kansas, LSU, Indi-
ana, UNLV, Cincinnati, Louis-
ville, Iowa and Illinois, all re-
garded to have the best recruit-
ing classes for 1993-94, landed
athletes who established repu-
tations at the Nike camp.
"You can lose something
watching a kid play in high
school games said Seton Hall
coach P.J. Carlesimo. "But this
gives you a better gauge of his
For many of this year's par-
ticipants, thepressurewon'tsur-
face until the scrimmages begin.
Others know what to expect.
They were here last year.
Among the players attend-
ingare Allen Iverson of Virginia,
considered one of the top point
guards in the country; Adam
Shafer of II1 inois, one of the top-
ranked players in the Chicago
area;and JermaineTate, a highly
touted player from Ohio.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) �
Chris Webber is too smart to be
drawn into any offseason baiting
of his future opponents � play-
ers such as Hakeem Olajuwon,
Charles Barkley and Karl Malone.
Asked if he had anything to
say to Barkley, whose camps he
hasattended, Webber said, rather
meekly: "Hi
This is a 20-year-old who
knows he has a lot to learn about
the NBA.
"I just hope (5-foot-7) Spud
Webb checks me a lot Webber
said Thursday in his firstappear-
ance as the Golden State War-
riors' long-awaited big man.
But the 6-9 power forward
from Michigan and the top pick
in the NBA draft guarded some
of the NBA's best last summer
when he and a group of top col-
legians practiced against the U.S.
Olympic team Webber faced off
against Barkley, Malone, Patrick
Ewingand David Robinson,and
was duly humbled.
"I did OK. Some things I did
well and some things I need to
work onsaid Webber, who has
signed up for a summer tutorial
with Magic Johnson.
Golden State forward and
Dream TeamerChrisMullin gave
Webber's skills much higher
marks, particularly praising his fu-
ture teammate's soft hands and
dazzling moves.
"Not only was he the best
playeron thedevelopmental team,
but often he was the best player on
the court said Mullin, who inter-
rupted Webber's debut press con-
ference to greet him in person. "In
my head, I'm thinking (about a
title) now. You don't want to put a
lot of pressure on Chris, but that's
the kind of guy he is
Webber isn't worried about
the pressure. After all, he took
Michigan's Fab Five to the NCAA
title game two years in a row and
survived the embarrassment of
calling a timeout when the Wol-
verines had none left �- a costly
move in the waning seconds of
North Carolina's championship.
"Nobody can put more pres-
sure on me than I put on myself
Webber said. "Whatever the ex-
pectations, I just have to live up to
The expecta tions are high, not
just from the fans but from his
future teammates.
"He'll give us another dimen-
sion said forward Billy Owens, a
player whose minutes may dimin-
ish with Webber'saddirion. "With
everybody on tine team coming
back to training camp this fall, he's
going to give us what we need
to take us to the championship
For the chance to take that
step, the Warriors paid a high
price, sending No. 3 pick
Anfernee Hardaway and three
future first-round draft picks
to the Orlando Magic. The
Magic had selected Webber
Webber will demand a
high price, too. The Warriors
likely will have to restructure
some contracts to get him in
under the salary cap.
Webber took pains not to
seem too greedy when the sub-
ject of money arose.
"There's not going to be
said. "I want to be in training
camp. Money and ego aren't a
part of me
His agent Bill Duffy, said
he is lookingat a figure similar
to the $39 million, seven-year
deal Shaquille O'Neal signed
last year with the Magic.
Duffy said he expects to
start negotiatingwith the War-
riors soon and is confident a
"You have to leave it to
creativity he said.
Enjoy the rims on
College Hill while
you can. They will
be removed �
again � after
Orientation is over
and put back up in
the fall.
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Mercer arraigned on charges of
bribery in bout with Ferguson
NEW YORK (AP) � Heavy-
weight boxer Ray Mercer was ar-
raigned Tuesday on a charge of
offering $100,000 to Jesse
Ferguson d uring their Feb. 6 fight
at Mad ison Square Garden to take
a dive.
Mercer, 32, who was arrested
Sunday in Indianapolis, pleaded
innocent and was released on his
own recognizance by judge
George Roberts of Criminal Court
of New York.
Mercer lost a unanimous 10-
round decision to Ferguson and
the defeat cost him a $2.5 million
title bid against heavyweight
champion Riddick Bowe.
Ferguson fought Bowe on May 22
and was stopped at 17 seconds of
the second round.
District Attorney Robert M.
Morgenthau said that "tapes of
the fight confirmed that Mercer
repeatedly attempted to persuade
Ferguson to let Mercer win. The
indictment charges that Mercer
allegedly used a bribe to ensure a
win and a fight for the heavy-
weight crown
"I think it's kind of sad when
somebody tries to alter the out-
come of a sporting event said
Thomas A. Constantine, New
York State police superintendent.
"Not guilty said Mercer,
dressed in a purple shirt and
purple slacks at his arraignment.
He then left the courthouse with-
out speaking.
Morgenthau said the tapes
made by HBO revealed that Mer-
cer fi rst made theoffer to Ferguson
in the third round and "it was
repeated numerous times
Assistant District Attorney
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Roslynn Mauskopf said "it was
not as some people have charac-
terized � trash talk
Mauskopf asked for bond of
$10,000 bond and property, but
the request was denied.
Domenick Amorosa,
Mercer's attorney, said, "Mer-
cer has categorically denied his
guilt in this matter and added
that he was surprised that the
fighter was indicted.
Asked if Ferguson would
be charged for not reporting a
bribe attempt, Morgenthau said
at a news conference, "We're
not considering charging him
with anything
Mercer's bout with
Ferguson had been seen as a
tune-up for Mercer, a gold medal
winner at the 1988 Olympics,
but Ferguson won a decision.

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Lie harms real victims
You really have to wonder about people's mo-
tives. Sometimes it can be utterly fascinating to think
about what makes a person tick; other times, it can be
as mind-bending as watching re-runs of Speed Racer.
(Did anyone else ever want him to just go, go, go
away?). Lately, the stuff that has come to this paper is
destined for The News of the Weird. This one is no
1 speak oi the Ayden teen-ager who lied about
being kidnapped and raped. Her story has thrown
more than a few people for a loop. Tiquita Williams
told police that she made the story up because she was
afraid that her parents would be angrv w ith her for not
coming home during the weekend.
Now come on, think back to when you were a
teenager and didn't come home on time. Did it ever
cross your mind to lie about being kidnapped and
It was reported in The Daily Reflector that she
"seemed remorseful" for what she had done. Seemed
remorseful? To lie about being raped is not only stu-
pid, but detrimental to the men she falsely accused,
herself, the media and every woman who has ever
been, or will be, raped.
In our current judiciary system, it seems close to
impossible to convince a jury of a rapist's guilt. For
some reason, people don't like to think of someone
committing a crime such as that. So my question has
always been: why would a woman want to lie about
being raped? Think of all of the press, the hounding by
reporters, the stigma of being a raped woman.
Tiquita blew my theory right out of the water. She
wanted the press, the reporters, the story plastered
everywhere, simply because she needed an alibi. With
this lie, she single-handedly pushed back the progress
made by women everywhere who have fought the
hard, painful fight to testify and win a rape case. They
came forward to tell the truth about a horrible, life-
altering occurrence. Tiquita Williams didn't comehome
on time and in the process, wasted police officers' time,
taxpayers' money and my belief in the stories of raped
Maybe now's a good time to sit back and watch
Speed Racer. There's an awfully sour taste in my mouth.
By T. Scott Batchelor
Class stumbles to be expected during college career
"Tliis is going to be 10 times
easier that algebra I said to myself
that first day in Philosophy 1500.
"Logic" they call it I called it a ready
escape from my general allege math
requirement Algebra and 1 sparred
a ample of times at East Carolina
University and I had lost both bouts,
beaten and bloodied. A man's got to
know his limitations,asDirty Harry
would say.
So I gave up the math battle.
Happily. Not a sliver of pride; not an
ounce of dignity. Cowards may die
many times before their deaths, but
at least their GPAs don't look like
winter temperature readings in An-
chorage. This is how 1 fell into Logic.
Our first day in class, Dr. Smi th
(not his real name) announced that
many students tend to fail Logic. He
then proceeded to explain the paths
we should take to avoid that end.
They were simple suggestions. Like
do your homework. Always. Slack-
ers beware,and all thatHetold us to
come to class. Always. Right there
on the syllabus it read, "Anyone
missing more than two class meet-
ings without a university approved
excuse will be boiled in hot tar
Well, it didn't really say that, but it
d id threa ten todrop four points from
the final average for every absence
over two. I was in trigued. And afra id.
This fear drove me to strange
behavior. 1 didn't miss a single class
inovertwoweeks. Every night, with-
out exception, no matter if "Cheers"
was on or not, I did my homework.
Hawlessly, I might add. Every Mon-
day, Wednesday and Friday, I sat in
class and hung on each syllable that
fell from Dr. Smi th'sed uca ted mouth,
learning all about sentential opera-
tors, two-value logic systems, the
elements of truth-functional state-
ments and more Logic stuff than I
thought I could ever learn in so short
a span of time.
Dr. Smith's system was work-
ing beautifully. He scrawled for-
merly incomprehensible symbolson
the blackboard, and I understood
them. I even started showing off on
restaurant napkins to my girlfriend.
She was thrilled; I was thrilled.Then
came the first exam.
I boned up the night before,
then went to bed and slept like a
baby. The next morning. Dr. Smith
walked in theclassroom and plopped
a four-pageexamon ourdesks. "You
may begin he said.
First, I answered a few defini-
tions. Then there were three or four
true-false questions. Piece of pie, I
thought. Halfway down the page
was the first real challenge, using a
long-method truth table to test the
validity of an argument form. I
worked hard on the problem, per-
forming valiantly. As I flipped over
to page two, Dr. Smith announced,
"You now have 20 minutes left
My stomach dropped like an
express elevator. I was only on page
two and already 30 minutes had
slipped away. My palms became
sweaty; 1 could hardly hold on to my
mechanical pencil. Suddenly, the
strings of symbols in front of me
looked likea copy of Pravda. Writing
ever more furiously, trying to com-
bine speed with legibility, I picked
up the pace. It was useless.
said. I was just starting page three.
Woe is me, where d id I go wrong, I
thought Each time I let the panic in,
my mind went blank.
I left page three incomplete and
slung down a few answers on the
lastpageof the test before Dr.Smith
called for our papers. At last the
ordeal was over.
I left the room seething with
all kinds of emotions: anger, frus-
tration, shock. I was absolutely
stunned at the outcome of the test,
especially since I was sure I had a
working knowledge of the mate-
rial I was tested on.
Thisexperienoeisnot unique.
Many students have said at one
time or another, "I knew that stuff
front and back. I just freaked out on
the test This happened early in
my college career, and in a way I'm
glad it did. It taught me that
stumbles likerhisaretobe expected
every once in awhile.
When this happens, as the
get back in the race.
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