The East Carolinian, March 29, 1994

Pirates Grab Finale
After dropping the first two
games to CAA rival ODU, the
Pirates regroup with an 8-5
win in the third game. Story
on page 8.
Hendrix Theatre will
host the preview of the
movie 'Threesome' on
Tuesday, April 5. Story
on page 6.
The East Carolinian
Vol. 69 No. 21
Circulation 12,000
Greenville, North Carolina
1iedsay, March 29,1994
10 Pages
New resident advisor policies cause uproar
By Tammy Zion
Staff Writer
More than 60 angry resident
ad visors assembled in Mendenhall
last Wednesday night to express
concerns about a new payment
method set to begin next fall.
Hall coordinators informed
RAs across campus on Tuesday
that a compensation package con-
sisting of a free room, a nine-plus
meal plan and $210 per year would
replace their current $330 a month
Aftera 15-minutespeechthat
addressed current and future ex-
pectations for RAs, and explained
the new compensation package,
Manny Amaro, director of Hous-
ing, requested to speak with all
coordinators and assistant coordi-
nators planning to return next fall
in a smaller conference room.
Amaro then said he wtuldbea ail-
able for one-on-onequestioning af-
ter the meeting.
An air of irritation and dis-
content grew in the small hallway
as RAs waited for the discussion to
adjourn. "A tough team to beat" is
the resident education's motto for
this year, and choruses of, "If we're
supposed to be such a team, why
doesn't he talk to us like one?" ech-
oed throughoutthehall. Newscam-
eras and reporters left at 10:15. The
crowd of students also thinned out
but more than 20 RAs waited until
Amaro opened the door at 10:35,
more than half an hour after he en-
tered the room.
Mike Harvey was the first RA
in for questioning. Emotions ran high
as Harvey explained to Amaro that
he felthe wasonly worth "x amount
of dollars in food and that he does
not want to eat on campus all of the
time. He also told Amaro that he
liked his job but did not know if he
would be able to afford to stay wi th
out living expenses.
"We wantyou tostay Amaro
said. "But the real world is this way
if you take the total worth (of vour
compensation package), it's more
than you receive today
Thenextstudentasked Amaro
if he had received input before con-
structing the plan. Amaro answered
witha reluctant "yes Residentedu-
cation stays in close contact with
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Get those stickers early
Traffic Services offers quick, convenient way to
escape Ions lines
By Jason Williams
Assistant News Editor
Finally, at long last, some
good news about parking.
Students will soon get a
chance to register their vehicles
by mail, avoiding the long lines
that arise every August outside
the Parking and Traffic Services
building. Preregistration bro-
chures will be mailed next
month, around the week of the
18th, to currently registered stu-
dents, staff and faculty.
Prices for parking stickers
will not be increased for 1994-
95. Regular permits will cost
$70 for residents, freshmen and
commuters. Limited stickers
will cost $30, and motorcycle
stickers will cost S15.
The registration forms will
need to be returned by July 15
to insure that they are processed
and mailed out before Aug. 1,
the date when the current park-
ing decals expire. "We're hop-
ing that students will take ad-
vantage of the early registra-
tion, rather than having to come
back in August said PatGertz,
director of Parking and Traffic
In the past, students have
not participated in preregistra-
tion in great numbers, Gertz
said. "Last year we sent out
16,000 brochures. Out of that,
we maybe had 1,200 or 1,300
"Consequently, every-
body was wrapped around the
building lor two weeks in the
scalding sun at the beginning
of the semester she said. "We
give them a good three to four
months to register early for a
Gertz said that preregis-
tration brochures will be mailed
to whatever address the
Registrar's office has on file.
Students living in residence
halls will have them sent to their
rooms, and commuters will re-
ceive them at their local address.
If no local address is given, com-
muters will receive them at their
permanent address.
Permits will officially go
on sale July 1. Anyone may come
in at that time to purchase a
decal. However, Gertz said any-
one who does not receive a bro-
chure may still prercgister by
mail by picking up an applica-
tion at Parking and Traffic Ser-
vices or calling her office to get
a brochure mailed to them.
Gertz stressed that permit
regulations begin on the first
day of class, no exceptions. Tick-
ets will be given for all those
parking on campus without a
In other parking news, the
Parking Committee recently
passed two proposals. Begin-
ning in July, students, staff and
faculty will be able to purchase
a one-day parking permit for
$2. Currently, Parking and Traf-
fic Services only offers a $5 tem-
porary pass good for one week.
Also, the ParkingCommit-
tee approved a plan to fund the
Transit Office. From every staff
sticker sold in 1994-95, a $2 allo-
cation will go to the Transit Of-
fice to allow faculty and staff to
utilize the transit system.
"I did talk with our profes-
sional staff, but I didn't take a for-
mal survey said Carla Jones, di-
rector of resident education. "I did
meet with all of our RAs in January,
but at that time the details of the
package were not finalized
Amaro's lengthy answersand
strict adherence to the one-person-
at-a-time rule
allowed only
five or six stu-
dents time for
before police
asked every-
one to leave be-
cause thebuild-
Before leaving, �����mhbbnaa
Amaro told everyone waiting that
he would be happy to come to indi-
vidual residence halls todiscuss the
Amaro said in a later inter-
view that the urgency of the meet-
ing following hLs speech was to in-
form axrdinators and assistant co-
ordinators where they stand con-
cerning next year's policy.
"I got the impression when I
came in that all of the information
that I thought they had, the coordi-
nators didn't have and I needed to
let them know some things before
we went further Amaro said.
"When I met with the coordinators,
I told them that if they wanted to
invite me in for an individual staff
meeting with theirstaff, then I would
be more than willing to go
' Hwy
feels that
these fu-
ture meet-
ings could
be useful
in bargain-
ing aspects
of the
will be further discussion about the
particulars of the plan so we will
have a voice and we will be able to
comm unicate our concerns ina more
calm and rational manner in the
future Harvey said. "The policy
has already been established. This, I
think, is just a bandage for the
Amaro had scheduled the
meeting to welcome RAs into the
housing program. Beginning next
If we 're supposed
to be such a team,
why doesn 't he
talk to us like one?
� Crowd o( RA�.
regarding Manny Amaro,
fall, resident education and univer-
sity housing will merge, Amaro said.
He was unaware that anyone was
upset over the compensation pack-
age and did not expect to be so over-
whelmed by the heated crowd.
"1 wasn't going to deal with
it Amaro said. "I think student
employees need to realize that
they're still employees in that situa-
RA Ally Koury agrees. She
said thatseveral RAs, including her-
self, acted unprofessional at the
meeting. Koury w as upset because
of the late timing of the information
and that returning RAs may no
longer get preference in where they
would like to be assigned.
"It'stheendof March Koury
said. "We have to make our plans
If they would have come in August
or December, or even January,
maybeitwould havebeen fair. We'd
have had the ability to make the
decision yes, we want to come back
or no, I don't want to come back
therefore I 'm going to moveoff cam-
pus. We haven't had this ability and
all my friends that I would live with
in another residence hall already
have their roommates. They've
paired up, so I would be stuck
with someone I don't know
Koury also said that she
has some misconceptions about
the program.
"They (coordinators) said
we might be changing the plan
but they kept telling us oh but
don' t worry abou t it, those of you
who are RAs, it will be
grandfathered I was told by
more than onecoordina tor that it
would be grandfathered, mean-
ing that wehad the righttochoose
what we wanted Koury said.
Rather than coordinators
choosing where the RA will work,
housing will be in charge.
"We're going to hire as a
team. Once they are hired, we're
going to bring together the coor-
dinators and look at peoples'
strengths and weaknesses and
determine where to place them
(RAs) Amaro said.
Housing is also seeking six
live in coordinators for next fall.
By 1995,all residence hall coordi-
nators will live on campus.
"These people have de-
See RESIDENT page 3
SGA wants to save students money
By Maureen Rich
News Editor
If you have fifty bucks, you
may just have all you will need to
buy books for an entire semester.
ECU's Student Government As-
sociation (SGA) is proposing a
new system that will allow stu-
dents to rent all of their textbooks
for around $50 each semester, but
not everyone supports this idea.
The system, currently used
by Appalachian State University
(ASU) and Western Carolina Uni-
versity, offers a more convenient
way of supplementing students'
backpacks without draining their
bank accounts.
"There's not one single rea-
son why students wouldn't want
this system said SGA Speaker
Brynn Thomas. "This is a very
efficient investment
The one pitfall to the SGA's
proposal, Thomas said, may be a
faculty opposition. Faculty mem-
bers tend to oppose the program,
as it prevents professors from
switching textbooks "on a whim
Thomas said.
"This system promotes ser-
vice over investment he said.
"The university is here for the
students, not to make a huge profit
off of them
Right now at ASU the sys-
tem is paid through students' tu-
ition, where a fee of around $50 is
added each semester. The fee cov-
ers all undergraduate textbooks,
but not supplemental materials,
such as lab books.
A review committee is set
up at the university to review
those books that professors have
chosen for their classes. At ASU
books are reviewed on a three-
year renewal basis, which means
they are reviewed every three
years to determine timeliness of
the ma terial and actua 1 condi tions
of the books. New books are
phased in as older books suffer
wear and tear.
Thomas said the SGA would
like to see a two-year renewal
review process adopted at ECU.
An additional benefit to the
program is the option to purchase
the books at the end of the semes-
ter at a 20 percent discount. This
allows students enough time to
decide whether they wish to per-
manently keep the textbook with-
out losing money later on in a
sell-back situation, Thomas said.
The program is simple, Tho-
mas said. At the beginning of each
semester, students bring their
schedules to the campus book-
store. They aregiven the textbooks
required for each scheduled
course, and sign a responsibility
form that says if a student loses a
book they must pay for it, yet still
with a 20 percent discounted
Greenville's University
Book Exchange (UBE), a local
storenotaffiliated with ECU,also
sells textbooks and academic
materials to ECU students each
"UBE will be hurt as far as
book sales go, but to the students,
thisshouldn'tbea consideration
Thomas said. "The Umstead Act
prevents the university from di-
rectly competing with a private
company, but this isn't consid-
ered competition. The Umstead
Act stops the university from
competing as far as items that the
students don't have to have
Thomas said ASU's book-
store manager, John George, said
the system is not affected by the
Dncontinu (5.2)
Not Sur (2.7)
Projected Average Amount
Spent on Books Per Semester
The above results were tabulated at Appalachian State University in
1992. The price averages are with the incorporated book rental
Umstead Act, and also that the
manager of ECU's bookstore,
Michael Coston, used to work at
ASU and is very familiar with the
book rental system.
Coston declined tocomment
on the proposal.
Thomas recenty visited ASU
to learn more about the system
and find out how students felt
about the reduced cost of buying
A 1992 Student Opinion
Survey conducted at ASU re-
vealed that92.2percentof those
students polled (approximately
643) who had used the system
favored keeping the program.
Those in favor of discontinuing
the program nu mbered 5.2 per-
Overall, response has
See BOOKSpage 3
Research specialist looks at African-Americans in Pitt County
By Shannon Cooper
Staff Writer
Most of the history of Afri-
can-Americans follows an oral tra-
dition passed on from the griots
of Africa to the storytellers of
North America. Mary Williams,
research specialist and reference
librarian, is doing her part to keep
that tradition alive here in Pitt
Williams recently directed a
panel discussion and forum en-
titled, "Growing Up African-
American in Pitt County" at York
Memorial AME Zion Church
"As a research specialist, I
know that very little is recorded
about life in Pitt County as it re-
lates to black people, so I decided
that someone needed to do the
work Williams said.
Williams came up with a
list of all the senior citizens in the
Pitt County area and from that
list, she selected those that had a
memory of the past and their
On the panel were George
Garrett, Frank Perkins, Geneva
Atkinson and Robert Lee Cherry,
all natives of Pitt County.
George Garrett is also
known as "the old man of the
civil rights movement He
worked with the Southern
Christian Leadership Confer-
ence (SCLC) in Pitt County.
Geneva Atkinson is the
only survivor of the Atkinson
family, who were prominent

2 The East Carolinian
March 29. 1994
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Tanker fire prompts heroism
UNC-CH to allow sleepovers n six dorms
Six residence halls at the University of North Carolina-Chapel
Hill have been tapped for a new policy that would allow 24-hour
visitation. The dorms were rewarded for their participation in a pilot
program that was instituted last year, said assistant director of housing
Al Calarco. Residents of the dorms overwhelmingly voted for the
policy in 1993, but the UNC Board of Trustees rescinded the policy in
; November, citing that the trustees should have been consulted in the
decision. After meeting with students, parents, faculty and adminis
trators, the trustees in January voted to allow a gradual implementa
Jjon. The program's initial phase will offer the unlimited visitation
- Option to 1,492 students, 22 percent of campus residents. Students in a
: designated 24-hour visitation dorm who want more restrictive guest
� visitation hours, will be assigned another residence hall.
Education takes tougher look at segregation
The Department of Education has reaffirmed its intention to rely
on tougher standards outlined in a 1992 Supreme Court decision when
t reviews state plans for desegregating their higher education sys
terns. At the same time, state officials were also put on notice that they
had an obligation to strengthen and enhance historically black institu-
tions. The announcement came at a time when Mississippi is consider
ing a plan to close one black college and make another historically
black institution a unit of a predominantly white college in a response
toa desegregation case. In June 1992, the U.S. SupremeCourt ruled that
Mississippi had not done enough to remove the last vestiges of
segregation from its higher education system.
Tunnel painters at NCSU cited
Four students at North Carolina State University were cited
recently for decorating the Free Expression Tunnel with anti-homo
sexual messages. CD. McManus, one of the students cited, said Public
Safety officers frisked him and told him he could not paint those kinds
of-messages. "I was just drawing a picture McManus said. "I don't
think that was threatening anybody's life He said he and his friends
were scrawling messages like, "Friends don't let friends become
faggots and crossing out others such as the pink triangles, which
symbolize support for the gay lifestyle. The students appeared before
NCSU's Judicial Board last month, sparking debate over censorship
and freedom of expression on college campuses.
Compiled by Jason Williams. Taken from CPS
and other campus newspapers.
After a gasoline tanker blew a tire,
overturned and burst into flames,
setting the driver on fire, a man
had to run pasta dozen onlookers
to save the driver as he rolled on
the ground in flames.
"I was screaming for people
to drag him away, but no one did
anything said John Santos, who
felt the impact of the rollover in-
side a nearby YMCA, where he
works as a security guard.
The Getty Petroleum Corp.
tanker was carrying 12,000 gal-
lons of gas when it crashed Sun-
day morning at the merger of
Interstates95and 195, state police
The driver, Jack Ordner, 50,
had third-degree burns over 50 to
60 percent of his body and was
listed in critical condition at the
burn unit of University of Massa-
chusetts Medical Center yester-
Santos said he ran out of the
YMCA and saw a dozen people
watchingOrdner, who wason fire
near the tanker.
He ran across both high-
ways, then used his hands to put
out the flames on Ordner, who
was trying to roll around to extin-
guish his burning clothes, he said.
"Disgust is what I feel
See FIRE page 3
Continued from page 1
landowners during the early
The panelists were also sub-
jects of a previously videotaped
individual interview.
The interviews discussed
topics such as local politics, edu-
cation, civil rights, family life and
entertainment activities centered
around black businesses, neigh-
borhoods and churchesduring the
early decades of this century.
Other panelists were Dr. Gay
Wilentz, associate professor of
English, Dr. David Dennard, as-
sociate professor of History and
Councilwoman Mildred Council.
Among the topics discussed
during the forum was land own-
ership and the black community.
Land was a valuable resource and
ownership of property was often
associated with power.
During slavery, the landlord
would sometimes give blacks the
acre of land on which they lived to
plant their own garden, explained
"There are some black
people who have land that was
left to them, but there are very
few Garrett said.
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This project not only pro-
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"If we don't take the initia-
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"That's why we are in the predica-
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tent. We've waited for others to
write our history and they w ill not
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grees in student personnel and ad-
ministration degrees. They are spe-
cialized in dealing with college stu-
dents in the division of student life
said Janet Johnson, assistant direc-
tor of resident education.
"When we ha veccxirdinators,
live-in professional staff, and we
require them to live on the campus
and to eat on the campus and also
saying to freshmen that we require
you to eat here if you live here, we
build community our staff has to
be present in those places Amaro
Because policy forbids RAs to
hold other employment, those with-
out financial aid may be left to bud-
get $105 a semester. The majority of
RAs do receive financial aid, and
have serious concern about how the
package will affect loans and grants.
Rose Mary Stelma, director of
financial aid, said the possibility' of a
compensation package hasbeen con-
sidered before and will have mini-
mal effect on RAs.
"I pulled a random sample of
RAs and looked at their financial aid
situation to try and determine what
would happen if the student re-
ceived the current compensation,
which is the salary verses the room
and board waiver, which will be the
future compensation.Srudentsw'ho
were RAs last year would have re-
ported their earnings as income on
their financial aid application. Those
earnings were having an impact on
the student's eligibility for financial
aid Stelma said.
"What we're really doing is
exchanging apples for oranges I
understand thestudent'sconcernfor
cash at hand. We've been telling the
students who have come over that
Continued from page 1
you're not getting as much cash but
you're not paying for your room.
You're not going to pay for your
meals on campus you're going to
spend half (of what was previously
spent) Stelma said.
She was surprised that onlv
four RAs inquired about their indi-
vidual situation and how it would
be effected.
"We really expected more. I
told my staff be prepared because
I think they're all going to be here
asking 'how is this going to affect me
what'sgoingtohappenand etcetera
Our counselors and assistant direc-
tors were ready to answer their ques-
tions and go over eachstudents indi-
vidual situation Stelma said. "In
the end they are going to get a pack-
age that is equivalent to or greater
than their current financial aid, it's
just not going to be as much cash in
been consistently positive on the
ASU campus, with the program
gaining support from faculty, stu-
dents and parents, particularly
when shown national costs versus
ASU costs.
Nationally, the average cost
of undergraduate textbooks per
year is $485, as reported in the Oct.
23,1991 edition of the Chronicle of
Higher Education. ASU's average
yearly cost is $201.40, as reported in
their April 6, 1992 Student Life
To ECU faculty who may op-
pose the system, Thomas had some
"The faculty need to remem-
ber that students come first he
said. "Put yourself in the students'
shoes. Oar education is expensive
enough � this is a chance to cut
back on some costs
Th SG A hope to gain campus-
wide support through distributed
resolutions and a letter-writing cam-
paign to parents, Thomas said.
Resolutions will be sent to the
Faculty Senate, the Board of Trust-
ees and Chancellor Eakin.
Santos said of the onlookers. "I
can't believe people would stand
there and watch a man burn with-
out helping him
Santos, 38, was treated for
first- and second-degree bums to
his hands and released, Piester
Koury said that she did not
choose to become an RA in the first
place because of money, she is just
hoping to get by with her expenses.
"We work really hard at what
we do and we don't expect 'thank
expect to be taken away from us
Koury said. "(Amaro) said 'we're
looking out for thestudents first' but
what about us? We 're not asking for
them to give us the world except for
maybe the freedom of choice
Mike Harvey also felt some-
what betrayed.
"In the future, the university
should take into consideration
peoples' feelings and be a little more
cautious about the things they do,
because we were very hurt by it (the
compensation package) Harvey
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The East Carolinian
Page 4
March 29. 1994
The East Carolinian
Lindsay Fernandez, General Manager
Maureen Rich, News Editor
Jason Williams, Asst. News Editor
Stephanie Tullo, Lifestyle Editor
Gina Jones, Asst. Lifestyle Editor
Brian Olson, Sports Editor
Dave Pond, Asst. Sports Editor
Amy E. Wirtz, Opinion Page Editor
Chris Kemple, Staff Illustrator
Gregory Dickens, Managing Editor
Matthew A. Hege, Advertising Director
Tony Dunn, Business Manager
Jodi Connelly. Copy Editor
Phebe Toler, Copy Editor
Deborah Daniel, Secretary
Margie O'Shea, Circulation Manager
Burt Aycock, Layout Manager
Franco Sacchi, Asst. Layout Manager
Mike Ashley, Creative Director
Elain Calmon, Asst. Creative Director
Cedric Van Buren, Photo Editor
Chinh Nguyen, Systems Manager
Serving the ECU community since 1925, The East Carolinian publishes 12,000 copies every Tuesday and Thursday. The
masthead editorial in each edition is the opinion of the Editorial Board. The East Carolinian welcomes letters, limited to 250
words, which may be edited for decency or brevity. The East Carolinian reserves the right to edit or reject letters for publication.
Letters should be addressed to: Opinion Editor, The East Carolinian, Publications Bldg ECU, Greenville, N.C 27858-4353.
For more information, call (919) 757-6366.
RAs get rug pulled from beneath their feet
I thought about being an RA once.
And then I realized the amount of work
involved. So I ended up writing for a news-
paper instead. Go figure.
There are some jobs in this world that
you really have to love, or it could turn out
that each second of every minute of every
hour of each day is a living hell. It goes
without saying that minimum-wage fast
food jobs fall into this catagory and I figure
that an RA position would figure in nicely.
Imagine acting as a kind of parent for any-
where between 40 and 70 college students.
Yieah, it fits.
: So, how does ECU show its gratitude
for these fine individuals? That's right, they
lower their overall pay wage, change the
entire way that they are compensated for
labor and tell them to live with it. Nice and
And then Manny Amaro, Director of
Housing, attempts to convincingly placate
the! disgruntled RAs with the knowledge
tbarthe total worth of their compensation
package is more than they receive today,
saying that "the real world is this way What
they will receive under the new policy is a
room, a nine-plus meal plan and $210 per
year instead of their current $330 a month
Not only that, but you must remember
that RAs are forbidden from holding another
job while acting as an RA. This leaves many
(those without financial aid) left to budget
$105 a semester.
Let's see, exchange chaparoning college
students with room, partial board, $210 per
year. Sound fair? Not for an overall thank-less
When it comes right down to it, all the
RAs wanted was a little respect and an unim-
portant liberty called freedom of choice.
The other issue is money in the hand.
Under current policy, RAs don't receive free
room and a partial meal plan. But they do
get to decide how to spend the $330 that they
receive every month. And they're also al-
lowed to choose, with the aid of a resident
coordinator, where they want to work. Not
anymore. An assignment from University
Housing, room, board and $210 a year,
take it or leave it.
Maybe some RAs enjoyed the old set-
up. Maybe some RAs don't even like to eat
on campus that often. Maybe this is a classic
example of a proverbial rug being pulled
out from under them. The RAs were reas-
sured all along that nothing would happen
and that all plans were still on the drawing
table. Some were told that they had the right
to choose what they wanted.
In response to the more than 60 RAs
that showed up last Wednesday to voice
concerns, Amaro shot back with the rather
hyper statement, "I think student employ-
ees need to realize that they're still employ-
ees in that situation If they didn't know
before, Mr. Amaro, they sure do now.
It's really unfortunate that some com-
panies don't respect their employees enough
to involve them with decision-making poli-
This surprise announcement didn't just
annoy and upset a few resident advisors,
but it tarnished an entire institution with the
loud statement that the "little people" don't
deserve to know their future. It may be your
idea of "the real world Mr. Amaro, but
that's exactly one of the many things wrong
it in the first place.
By Brian Hall
Televisions still come equipped with off switches
Some of my friends took
me to task recently when I
wrote in a column about me-
dia bias that one could tell how
much the media has changed
when homosexuals receive
more positive coverage than
members of the clergy. Now
two new studies from the
Media Research Center have
validated my contention that
gays are ihhui
pedophilia. On the abortion is-
sue, the media aired 150 stories
about violence and harassment
of abortion clinic workers, fre-
quently by fundamentalist
Christians; it aired zero stories
about the violence inflicted on
the over one and a half million
babies who were killed last year.
Homosexuals, on the other
hand, received extensively posi-
tive coverage,
more posi-
tively than
the reli-
that it was
very rare �1IB
to even see
a news story about religion.
The national networks broad-
cast more than 41,000 stories
in their evening news and
morning shows in 1993. Only
409 were about religion in any
context. Gay issues, which are
of import to a much smaller
percentage of the population,
were mentioned almost twice
as often, with 756 stories.
The studies also showed
that reports on religion were
frequently negative. The big-
gest story of the year in reli-
gion was the visit of Pope John
Paul II to the U.S During his
visit, the morning news pro-
grams gave more than twice
as much air time to opponents
of the Catholic church as to
the defenders of its theology.
Roughly a third of all stories
of the clergy dealt with
If the programmers
at CBS decided that
they want to show
nothing but violent
depictions of satanic
orgies, then that is
their right.
especially dur-
ing the gays-in-
debate. Not
only were
these stories
many times en-
dorsements for
the gay rights
position, fre-
quently the
media ignored stories which
would have been embarrassing
to gay activists. For example, no
network aired the stories of two
gay sailors convicted by Navy
court martial of raping fellow
male sailors. Nor did they cover
gay rights protestors who dis-
rupted religious services. Nor
were organized pedophile
groups such as the North Ameri-
can Man-Boy Love Association
(N AMBLA) ever mentioned, de-
spite the fact that such organi-
zations are frequently allowed
to march in gay rights parades.
We can be sure, however,
if we examine the entertainment
programming of the networks,
that they would be more bal-
anced. After all, as they keep
telling us, they only represent
reality, right? Well, the facts
show that the representation of
religion is even more skewed.
First, in a country were 90 per-
cent of the population claims
identification with a religion,
somehow these mirrors of soci-
ety only managed to mention
this topic 116 times all year, or
about twice a week. Further-
more, negative mentions oc-
curred 50 percent more often.
When members of the laity who
were really committed to their
faith were shown, 68 percent of
the time they were negative
characters, only 15 percent of
the time as positive characters.
The clergy fared similarly, be-
ing depicted negatively 59 per-
cent of the time to 15 percent
Obviously, abuses in the
clergy should be covered, just
as they should in any other seg-
ment of society. And unlike
some members of Congress, I
do not believe that these num-
bers, or any similar studies
about the amount of violence or
sex, call for regulation of what
the networks broadcast. If the
programmers at CBS decided
that they want to show nothing
but violent depictions of satanic
orgies, then that is their right.
What is needed is not more gov-
ernmental regulationrestricting
the free flow of ideas, but more
intelligent choices in viewing by
Americans. Most sets still come
with off switches. If religion is
really as important to Ameri-
cans as we claim it is, then until
the networks start showing us
that they understand the respon-
sibilities that comes with their
rights, we should all use religion
a lot more often.
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By Barbara Irwin
Clinton bucks probably invested in McDonald's
With everything that is go-
ing on in our world today, I find it
completely insane that our own
Republican party seems to find so
much time and energy to bash
President Clinton on this
Whitewater mess. Fortunately,
since I refuse to take the time to
understand the specifics sur-
rounding this alleged scam, I am
not going to attempt to explain it
to you. As naive as it may appear,
what the nation watched this past
Thursday evening should be
enough to ignite a burning desire
within all of us to demand all those
in the opposing party to shut up
and get back to work.
While entertaining questions
posed by our hungry media, Presi-
dent Clinton did not attempt to
side-step the relevant issues that
many believe he is glossing over.
In fact, by standing his ground, he
explained with honesty and in-
tegrity several financial situations
experienced by himself and his
wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and
how those situations were
handled. Furthermore, he publicly
agreed to submit tax forms and
financial documents dating back
to the beginning of his career in
public service.
Yeah, critics, this really
sounds like a guy who is trying to
hide something.
Concerning Whitewater, the
Republican party and the Senate
do not seem to give a hoot that this
was simply an investment gone
bad. It's not enough to know that
the President and his wife lost
money on this deal, but satisfac-
tion will not be achieved until those
greedy, reputation-smearing
hypocrites know how much they
lost, why they lost it and how they
reported it. And as for the $20,000
check written to purchase a house
for his mother � oooh What a
jerk our President must be to want
to do something nice for his dear
old mom
If our political leaders wish
to make such an obsession out of
what an individual spends, saves
or pockets, why not investigate
some of those shady brokerage
firms, or better, our big-business,
tax-evading tycoons? Clearly,
these politicians could use a little
reminder on where their priorities
should be focused. To have so
much publication on something
so insignificant as to warrant a
press conference on this sole
issue does not say much for the
concerns of our own nation, or
this world.
Former Yugoslavia is de-
stroyed, North and South Ko-
rea are potentially going to war,
and our own wars of AIDS,
health care, education and
homelessness still thrive.
Wouldn't it seem more pro-
ductive and worthwhile to con-
centrate our efforts in these ar-
eas and not on the issue of
where the President spent his
last 5 bucks? Chances are, any
money made by President
Clinton probably found its way
into some McDonald's stock
where he converted it to aid the
Ronald McDonald houses for
sick children. Again, what a
I think President Clinton
stated it appropriately when
he said, "I will agree and com-
ply to what (they) want so long
as we can get through this and
I can start to work again on the
job I was elected to do Bravo,
Mr. Clinton, because you will
be getting a lot of other people
back to work as well.
Letters to the Editor
Editor's note: The use of sic shows that an error, peculiar usage or spelling is in the original document. In
other words, you 're solely responsible for your letters, so check your spelling.
To the Editor:
On April 6,1994 a very important decision will be
made that will impact the East Carolina Student Body.
That decision is the election of the new executive officers
for the Student Government Association, and that deci-
sion will be made by students such as yourself. The
election of these officers may not change your life, but it
will impact on how you are represented all next year. As
currently the most experienced member on SG A with 4
years of service, I know what it takes to get the job done
of this years candidates have what it takes to get the job
done successfully too.
Representing the students best interest has always
been my number one goal; whether it is working with the
Athletic Department to ensure that our tailgating tradi-
tion is not taken away; with city officials to make sure the
Halloween tradition went on without any problems;
working to improve to sic visitation policy in the
Resident Halls; or working on a special parking commit-
tee to come up with some long range solutions, I feel that
I have accomplished that goal.
I also know that Brynn Thomas, Shelia Boswell,
and Michael Cames will carry on that tradition of put-
ting the students interests before their own.
I have worked with Brynn Thomas in SG A for the
past 3 years, and although we have debated on many
topics throughout the years, I know that he truly has the
best interest of the students at heart. Brynn's goals to
bring the book rental system to our campus and his
actions that brought about improvements with campus
safety are just the beginning. He is definitely the most
qualified candidate for SGA President.
I have also worked with Shelia Boswell, candi-
date for Vice-President, forthe past three years. Shelia
is one of the most enthusiastic people I know, not to
mention the most capable person for this position
hands down. Shelia will pickup right where I leave off
and definitely make the most out of the job.
Michael Carnes, candidate for Treasurer, is also
the most experienced and qualified for the position.
Mike has been very dedicated toSGAforthepastthree
years and has held such positions as Speaker, Secre-
tary, and many others. His good ideas, concern for
students, and excellent computers skills is exactly
what this position entails.
It is very unusual for me to write a letter like this,
but I feel very strongly that the best leadership is
experience, knowledge, and dedication I feel that
Brynn, Shelia, and Michael bestexemplifythis.Idonot
want the students to be deceived by fly-by-night
candidates who wait until the last minute to get in-
volved with SGA. I ask you, where were they last year
and the year before. Well, Brynn, Shelia, and Michael
I know they will continue to do so. They are not out to
make their resumes look good, butactually care about
the future of this school, and will continue to work to
make it a better University.
If you can take the time to read this, then you can
definitely take the time to vote Wed April 6th and let
your voice be heard.
Troy S. Dreyfus
SGA Vice-President
To the Editor:
The apathy among students that currently is ram-
pant on ECU's campus is extremely alarming to me. But
nowhere is it more alarming than in the ECU Student
Government Association. This organization, though
empowered to do so much currently does so little that it
has become an embarrassment to the entire student
SGA is supposed to be the voice of the students and
their opinions about campus issues but lately they don't
seem to be taking a stand on anything. Instead of bring-
ing it to the administration's attention the parking catas-
trophe that would occur once construction on the recre-
ation center began and coming up with viable solutions
to the problem, they have done nothing. In fact, all the
executive council did was vote themselves staff parking
stickers paid for out of SGA funds. That's right folks,
your student fees paid to solve those four privileged
people's parking problem, but what have they done to
solve yours, absolutely nothing.
What is enlightening to know however is that
some students are trying to voice student concerns
about the parking problem by forming a group known
asSTOPP (StudentsTired of Parking Problems). What
is even more intriguing is that this group is headed by
two people who are also candidates for President and
Vice President of SGA, David Reid and Scarlette
Gardner. These students definitely have shown they
are not apathetic about what is wrong on campus and
are indeed motivated and willing to find solutions to
problems; therefore, on April 6 vote for a new era in
ECU Student Government, a proacrj �ra and vote for
David Reid and Scarlette Gardner.
Monty Swaney
Sophomore .
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March 29. 1994
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Page 6
March 29, 1994
'No alternative Talking with Matthew Sweet
By Kris Hoffler
Photo Courtesy ot Zoo Entertainment
Matthew Sweet is a musically talented individual who is experienced in
various instruments. His new releases are bound to spell success.
Staff Writer
" I don't really think about pub-
lic perception. What I do is a result
of my feelings, there is no conscious
choice involved; I'm just a slave to
the randomness of my emotions
said Matthew Sweet, in a telephone
interview from Zoo Entertainment
offices in New York. "Andalthough
1 do take good advice when i get it,
I ignore popular opinion tor the
most part and go with my instincts
Sweet seems to be doing some-
thing right despite hisself-contained
methods. He related many of his
personal conflicts with the record
industry and corporate-minded
people that hold some type of au-
thority over his ability to create.
"Negotiate as best as you can said
Sweet. "Keep their opinion in the
back of your mind, but stick to your
Matthew Sweet is probably
best known for his first break-
through album, Girlfriend. Thesheer
talent ot the artist and the basic,but
complex, pop stvleotthesongs were
quite refreshing to many people.
Then came Altered Beast, recanted in
early 1993. The flipsideof the singer's
Altered Beast looked at the dark side
of the human state, man as animal.
Now comes the sequel, Son
of Altered Beast. Sweet's newest re-
lease is an odds-and-ends collec-
tion of remixes, live performances,
and studio outtakes. It is an album
of many live performances, most of
them being old favorites from the
previous two albums. A few re-
mixes and a Neil Young cover help
round out this soulful and organic
This new release will help
propel him a little further into com-
mercial success. Sweet is very cau-
tious about success since he believes
all the really famous people are to-
tally insane. Yet he says the "alter-
native" scene isn 't quite big enough
to let this happen.
Speaking of the "alterna-
tive" scene, Sweet had a little to say
about that as well. " As of lately, the
word 'alternative' means just the
opposite of what it says. What is it
an alternative to? It is definitely an
outdated term, but I doubt it will
change. 1 have been stuck in with
the classic rock crowd at times. It's
something I'm not comfortable with;
I would rather be grouped in alter-
native despite i ts lack of meaning
Sweet accepts his status,
but when asked about his influ-
ences, he spouted off several na mes
from 20 to 3(1 years ago. "Many
people have o er-hyped my affin-
ity to Neil Young. I do love his
music and have done many covers
of his work in the past, but he is not'
the single influence behind my
music Other names he threw out
were John Lennon, Bryan Wilson
(Beach Boys), Gram Parsons, jimi
Hendrix, early Peter Creenwood
(Fleetwood Mac) and the Velvet
Underground. Manvi f Sweet'scon-
temporaries in the college music
world would probably cite many of
the same names, especially Mr.
And of his contemporaries,
Sweet said Nirvana was his favor-
ite. "Kurt Cobain has one of the
greatest voices ever Pearl Jam, Liz
Phair and Juliana Hatfield have
caught his attention as well, but he
has his doubts about Smashing
Sweet has often made refer-
ences to popular culture: Tuesday
Weld on the Girlfriend cover, Japa-
nese Animation in his videos, and
Altered Beast. He admitted his love
for most things pop. "The one as-
pect of popular culture that isn't
ruined for me is movies, and being
in and out of California has some-
See SWEET page 7
Sneak to Hendrix for a preview of Threesome
By Gina Jones
Assistant Lifestyle Editor
On Tuesday, April 5, the Stu-
dent Union films Committee will
show a sneak preview of Threesome
at Hendrix Theatre. The moviestars
Lara Flvnn Bovle.Stephen Baldwin
and Josh Charles as a mismatched
trio of college students, one fema le
and two males, who are assigned
to the same dorm room due to a
computer mixup. The three soon
become friends and as their rela-
tionship evolves, it turns into a
love triangle.
Threesome displays a cornedic
vet biting look at college life. But it
also focuses on friendship, sexual
identify and romantic relation-
Lara Flynn Boyle, who plays
Course of
played at the
Cat's Cradle
last Tuesday
night. The
a u d i n c e
even joined
with lyrics.
Courtesy of
Alex, the woman who is assigned
to live with two voung men, is no
stranger to movies.
Her better-known roles in-
clude a psvcho-secretarv in The
Temp, and Wayne Campbell's irri-
tating ex-girlfriend inWayne's
World. She has two other major
films set for release this year Baby s
Pay Out and The Road to Wdlrrille.
Stephen Baldwin, who plays
Stuart, the partv-bovand less intel-
lectual roommate ot the three, is
also the youngest of the Baldwin
acting clan. Although his older
brothers, Alec and William are fa-
mous, Stephen has earned success
on his own.
He has appeared in the televi-
sion series "The Young Riders" as
the young Buffalo Bill Cody. He
hasalsostarred in the features tsse
and (i Seconds.
Josh Charles, who plavsLddv,
is the studious yet fun-loving room-
mate who must come to terms with
his sexual orientation. Charles has
also starred in Dead Poets Society
and John Waters' Hairspray. His
latest upcoming film is Cyclops
In addition toa wonderful cast
lit characters, Tlireesotnealso has a
good soundtrack. The various per-
formers include U2, Teenage
Fanclub, Duran Duran and The
The, among others.
Concerning the content of the
movie, writerdirector Andrew-
Fleming says, "Friendshipsaredif-
ficult enough. Add to them the
stress ot college life, trying to fig-
ure out who you are, making your
way into adulthood and in some
Photo courtesy of Tristar Pictures
cases, trying to find your sexual written and directed by Fleming
identity, and friendships become and produced Brad Krevoy and
very- complicated Steve Stabler. Threesome is sched-
The Tristar Pictures release is uled for national release on April 8.
Caf s Cradle rocked by 'Empire
By Steve Griffin
Assistant Lifestyle Editor
Course ot Empire played for
the first time in North Carolina at
theCat'sCradleinChapel Hill.This
is a hard-core band that blends in a
melodic sound in with their music.
Alter the first tew songs, the crowd
sta rted to catch on to the band's fast
The band displays two drum-
mers, which makesan even hea ler
sound. Thev contrast this sound
with the clear and melodic lyricsof
the lead singer Vaughn Stevenson
Their lyrics are about social change
and the realities of America.
Couise of Empire formed in
1488 in Dallas, Texas. Thev signed
with Zoo Entertainment in I992and
released their first album. Thev have
just released their second alburn
Initiation, a very impressive CD.
"Infested " ,the band s best song, is
fast-paced, rhythmic and spot-
lights the two drummer's talents.
This was the last song they played,
and bv this time, the crowd was
singing the lyrics along with the
See EMPIRE page 7
Don't Buy
JV Take Your Chances
Ricks Road
I found myself looking inquisi-
tively into space when I first listened
to this album. With an eyebrow
raised and cocked toone side, I won-
dered innocently why a band from
Scotland named themselves Texas
and how rhatbluegrass twang found
its way into their songs. The songs
on Ricks Road stream "American
roots musk " from the high and me-
lodious peaks of lead vocalist
SharleenSpiteri's voice. Bv (hethird
listen, my eyebrow had returned to
its rightful place and I envisioned
nding through the American south-
west with Thelma and I ouise. Quite
The album features an eclectic
mix of acoustic blues, soulful howls
reminiscent of Chrissv I lynde, and
even somesporadic harmonica, vio-
lin and piano. The songs are mellow,
yet still allow some swing if the spirit
movesvou Thetrack'TWan; lot ,o
To Heaven" is a bluesy lament
wherein Spiteri proclaims "You
know I can't tell the truth because
all I do is he" in classn foplin style
with a sultry oca! twist
In fact, if is Spiteri's voice that
drawstheauditon senseintodrown
It is provacativeand sensual, yet n t
flamboyantly so. While the music is
interesting, because it orients itself
around a large assortment ot musi-
i al instruments, the general effe t is
quite indicative of rock-blues
Worth A Try
Definite Purchase
Spiteri's ethereal singing juxtaposes
this nxtsv, down-to-earth style and
creates a very unusual and contem-
porary listening experience.
I've found that it's easiest to de-
scribe music bv describing theplaces
that match the mood ot that particu-
lar music. In the case of Rk ks Road,
speeding down the highway at 65
on a sunny day would be the first
suspect. I ess likely suspects would
be a smokey lounge, coffee house or
a cliner between the hours of 7a.m.
and 11 a.m.
It music that inspires you to
stomp around in a pit or bang your
head is the type of music you enjoy,
I wouldn't recommend this album�
unless ot couise you're willing to
swallow a few barbituates. This
music is not an adrenaline rush, but
savors the more refined moments in
lite. Put simply: Quite cool.
� Cindy
Naked Gun earns praise
By Sarah Wahlert
Staff Writer
Naked Gun 33 12: The final
fnsuf certainly complements The
Naked Gun series! Once again,
the lineup ot regulars, I eslie
Nielsen, Pnscilla Presley, George
Kennedy and O.J.Simpson, make
this film totally enjoyable (and
definitely silly). Cither cast mem-
bers include Fred Ward, Anna
Nicole Smith, Kathleen Freeman
and Ellen Greene. The Final Insult
is directed by Peter Segal from a
screenplay bv Pat Proft, David
Zucker and Robert I oCash.
This film, a moving account
of a man's search for destiny, is
highlighted bv the usual set-
backs. Die plot involves the
now-retired police Lt. Frank
Drebin, who is drawn in under-
cover after finding out about an
unconscionable terrorist plot�
all the while trying to re-ignite
the burning embers with his
new wife, fane Spencer-Drebin
Pi isulla Presley).
"The success ot the Naked
Gun movies is pretty remark-
able when you remember that
See NAKED page 7
Niikeo Gun mo vies
have entertained
audiences of all
ages and has
successfully done
so again. 33 11
started in theaters
nationwide on
March 1B.
Photo courtesy ol
Paramount Pictures
event held
for kids
By Stephanie Tullo
Lifestyle Editor
There will be an Easter
Fgg Hunt on March 29
given for the
underpriveleged children
of the Little Willie Youth
Center of Greenville.
The event will begin at
5:00 p.m. at the Sigma
Sigma Sigma house located
at 803 East Fifth street. The
Sigma Sigma Sigma Com-
munity Service director,
Amv Schellhaas, and the
members of the sorority
will be participating with
the children, to help them
search for the surprise
The director of the
Little Willie Center is Renee
Harrington. "She is excited
to have the children visit
the Sigma Sigma Sigma
house says Mary Tolley,
a member of the sorority.
The members of Tri-Sig
are anxiously awaiting the
event to share the spirit of
Easter with the children of
the youth center. The
planned events include a
search for plastic eggs with
candy inside. Cookies and
Kool- aid will be served and
the event is expected to last
about two hours.
The Easter Bunny will
also attend this event to en-
tertain thechildren with fun
and games at the Tri-sig
Zlata s Diary
gives insight
(AP)-Filipovic'sconcerns were
those of many 10-year-old girls:
math tests and the latest MTV mu-
sic videos. Two years later, she was
worn ing about food and firewood,
snipers and shelling.
Ideally, Zlata's Diary (Viking,
516.95), a voung girl's chronicle of
growing up in wartime Sarajevo,
should humanize the Bosnian trag-
edy. It should show how war robs
children of their youth.
The diarv, which begins in Sep-
tember 1991 and ends in October
1993, falls short, partly because the
personal musings of a child are
bound to have literary limitations.
The writing is often mundane, much
like the tedium of living in a city
under siege.
When Zlata ventures into the
adult world of metaphor, for ex-
ample, she ends up parroting tired
anti-war cliches. Oneof them is"the
pencil of war which spellsonly mis-
ery and death
And she isn't exaggerating
much when she says:
"I keep asking myself for the
hundred millionth time: WHY?
Like Anne Frank, who wrote
her World War II diary in hiding,
Zlata gives her diary a name and
confides in itlikea friend. ButZlata's
diary feels flat, lacking Frank'semo-
fion and talent with words.
Despite the diary's self-con-
sciouspleas for peace, thereare some
colorful details about living in a
�The well-bred dogs running
loose in Sarajevo's streets, aban-
doned bv owners unable to feed
� Having one big feast from
the freezer � veal, chicken, squid,
cherry strudei � because the elec-
tricity has gone out and the food
will go bad.
I sing humor to fight fear:
I ui own tiresome sniper, we call
him 'Jovo was in a playful mood
today. There he goes' 1 le just tired
.mother bullet, to shake us up' '
But how honest can a diary he
it you know other people are going
to read it? Zlata writes in October
See DIARYpage 7

March 29, 1994
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Continued from page 6
The band started a tradition
recently by distributing drums to
fansduring performances. The band
said the result was a "tribalistic in-
teraction between performer and
audience This was how the song
"Infested" was made up from the
drum sound. "We wanted to see if
people could help a pre-written song
evolve into something which no-
body foresaw says bassist Paul
Semrad. "When it worked, it could
be very exciting and actually very
musical, But sometimes, it was just
a bunch of drunk people banging
on the drums, or throwing them
They didn't try this at the Cat's
Cradle, but it would have been in-
teresting to see in concert. It was still
an exciting show with the perform-
ers constantly running around the
stage and some loud feedback keep-
ing you into the show.
Courseof Empire has had some
success with their latest CD. "In-
fested" has gotten strong rotation
Continued from page 6
on MTV's "120 minutes The band
is about to start a nationwide tour
which should help the band's pub-
licity around the country. Scope
magazine said the band, "with
wounding lyrics, a blinding live
show and enough feedback to swal-
low Neil Young, Course of empire
can proudly take their place beside
Ministry and KMFDM as masters of
the metal Let's hope this succesful
band will come back to N.C. and
play inGreenville in the near future.
Continued from page 6
how developed my attraction to
them. I do love video games too;
they are a favorite escape mecha-
nism of mine. And just for the
record, the song "Wynona" is not
about Wynona Ryder, she only
liked it so I named it after her. I
really don't know how this idea
got started
bedoingif he wasn'tinmusic. "I was
a really shy kid and it still seems
strange to me that I can stand on
be involved in movies. I went to the
University of Georgia at Athens for a
couple of years to pursue my interest
in film, but I dropped out for my first
love, music Either way his talent
would have vented itself in the pop
Just to get an emotional re-
sponse out him, I read a quote from
Harry Connick, jr. and asked him to
respond. AfewyearsbackHarry said,
"If I played rock and roll, I'd be the
greatest rockandrollmusicianin the
world. It's music that requires very
little knowledge and not much mu-
sical talent Sweet chuckled to him-
self and gave the expected response.
"Harry has no idea of what rock is
about;itisabrutal, neanderthal form
he can't understand. Jazz is cool and
all and it has something to say, but
rock's message is different Harry
just doesn't have a clue
they're based on a TV program that
was canceled after only six epi-
sodes says producer David
The challenge in making a third
movie of a series is always how to
retain the elements that audiences
love so much, while moving the
film forward into new areas.
"You simply have to find some-
thing different, otherwise you stag-
nate states director Peter Segal.
"That's why I've decided to shoot
the film in a dark, French impres-
sionistic style. I want to bring that
soft, fuzzy look to the screen
Overseeing it all for the third
time, as he also did on the original
"Police Squad series is producer
Robert K. Weiss. "These movies
work because everything is abso-
lutely believable and the charac-
ters have integrity, despite what's
going onaround them. If we aren't
able to accomplish that he says,
"then our fallback is for the actors
to talk really, really fast
Tlie Final Insult opened na-
tionwide March 18 and is rated
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The spontaneity vanishes
altogether in the last pages, with
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The one and only Tony Bennett is
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Page 8
March 29, 1994
By Brian Olson
Sports Editor
Thesearchfora football confer-
ence goes on and could follow that
path for quite awhile.
The ECU football program is
currently known as independent
and does not associate with a con-
ference. The closest thing to it is an
alliance. ECU, Memphis State,
Southern Mississippi, Tulsa and
Cincinnati make up the Indepen-
dent Football Alliance (IFA). These
five schools play each other during
the course of the season and it has
been in existence for two years.
Alliances do not cut it While
other ECU sports programs are fine
in the Colonial Athletic Association
(C AA), the football team is not go-
ing to grow or prosper without an
A few years ago ECU persued
the Metro Conference for over a
year and meetings in Atlanta fell
through, mainlyatthetimebecause
officials felt conferences were not
meant to be that big.
"We then began to chase the
Big East ECU Athletic Director
David Hartsaid. "Theydidnotpur-
sue us, we literally pursued them.
We made an awful lot of progress.
We went candily from them show-
ing us very little interest to almost
getting in. I think had they taken
have gotten in
The Big East was made even
bigger recently when it accepted
Rutgers and West Virginia as full-
time members. Virginia Tech and
Temple are still just football mem-
bers, but only time limits rhem from
full membership.
RU and WVU were probally
too strong in football to risk being
lost to other conferences, with RU
rumored to have been considered
by the Big Ten Conference, and
WVU having been in touch with
Southeast Conference officials.
'To the best of my knowledge
right now, we are not going to be
looking at expansion for a little
while Big EastPublie Director John
Paquette said. "As far as our group
goes with football membership, I
think right now mere is probably
not a lot of sentiment to expand
right now
The big part of that decision
was a recent TV deal with CBS�
five years for an estimated $85 mil-
lion. If the conference expansion
was voted down, Big East football
schools would have broken off into
a new league along with the CBS
package, according to the Asbiiry
Park Press . The basketball-only
schools would have been left in the
dust if the football schools left.
Since CBS was outbidded to
carry the NFL by Fox, they were
hungry andaggresivetolandanew
"The best scenario for us was
the eight football schools leaving
and expanding Hart said. "Be-
cause the domino fell in the direc-
tionitdid,theBig Eastisnot going to
expand the all-sports conference,
cetainly not until 2002 when the
CBS package is up
Maybeeverydecadeorso there
will be a Peach Bowl season, but in
the meantime, there will be dismal
seasons. Imagine all the energy and
fan support of that great 1991 sea-
son. Thatkind of yearcould happen
possibly every few years after ECU
was experienced in a conference.
With the ACC already having
four N.C. schools already, that
possibiltiy is out as well.
pen for ECU football is maybe a
formation with IFA teams and per-
haps some other teams breaking
away from other conferences. Since
the IFA has only five members, it
must look for some more potential
members to form a conference.
"In the last few weeks we have
agressi vely persued some other po-
tential conference alignment Hart
See EAST page 9
Pirates salvage series with victory
Photo by Harold M
Mike Sanburn, seen here Saturday, pitched 7 13 innings allowing 11
hits, six runs (one earned) and struckout 10. He is now 5-2 on the year.
By Brian Olson
Sports Editor
After d ropping the first two of
a three game series against first
place Old Dominiun, the Pirates
realized it was time to play hard
ball. After a mild offensive lapse in
Saturday's double-header (6-4,3-
0), ECU rang up an 8-5 victory in
the marathon like finale which ran
for three hours and 56 minutes.
The action was hot right from
the start. After ODU (22-3, 7-2 in
the CAA) went down in order in
the top of the first, the Pirates (22-
7,3-3) came to bat along with some
heavy thundershowers. The game
was postponed for a hour and 26
minutes and the lighting bolt that
hit about 400-yards from
Harrington Field seemed to be a
wake-up call for the Pirates.
The Pirates grabbed their first
lead in four games when they put
two runs on the board in the first
inning. Jamie Borel lead off with a
single and scored on Scott
Birmingham's sacrifice fly and Ja-
son Head scored on Kyle Billingsly
"We came together and de-
Fab Five leave mark on NCAA
(AP)�Teams that leave lega-
cies usually win championships
first. Not the Fab Five.
Never content just to go along,
those bald-headed, scowl-
wearin gum-flappin baggy-
shorted kids who came in off the
playgrounds and gathered at
Michigan three seasons ago
flouted convention to the very
end. The mistake now would be
to think that that was all they ever
"People who really know and
understand basketball will love
what we did for the game said
Jalen Rose, who even with his
newfound maturity remains the
flashiest member of the original
"Before we came in, there
were plenty of things you weren't
supposed to do. You weren't sup-
posed to put all freshmen out on
the floor. You weren't supposed
to give them the freedom to just
play But because of the success
we had here, we kind of helped
give the game back to the players.
"Kids can go to a program
now and get the chance to show-
case their talents right away, not
have to sit around and wait
What college basketball will
almost certainly record as their
last stand together in the NCAA
tournament came Sunday at the
Midwest regional. It was there
that the Fabs � their number al-
ready reduced to four by the de-
parture of Chris Webber, to the
NBA last year � were finally
overrrun 76-68 by an Arkansas
team that was every bit as good as
With President Clinton, the
nation's No. 1 Hog fan, looking
on, the Razorbacks employed su-
perior size and depth and marks-
manship to make sure Michigan
did not advance to the Final Four
for the third year in a row.
"It hurts badly right now for
the coaches, the players and the
whole Michigan family said
Juwan Howard, who converted
1 l-of-17 shots for a game-high 30
points and grabbed 13 rebounds.
"We've gotten used to it by
making the championship game
two years in a row. It was like you
could take it to the bank. I'm proud
of that great run. But I'm proud of
what we did this year, too, be-
cause we did it when a lot of
people doubted our depth and
because we were without Chris
"We stepped up our games
and we had a g(xxl chance he
added. "We just have to move on to
next year
In all likelihood, however, there
will not be a next year for the Fabs.
Not as we know them now, any-
Before Michigan advanced a
few rounds and a few sites beyond
expectations, Howard,a junior, fig-
ured to be a middle-to-late first-
round NBA pick. But in the last two
weeks, he played himself into the
lottery and an irresistible payday.
Though the same can't be said
for his sidekick, Rose, who closed
out an average postseason with a
miserable 5-for-19 performance
Sunday, he, too, made great strides
forward in the season just ended.
And he, too, will probably surren-
der to the siren call of the pros by
the time the draft rolls around in
"It would be selfish to think of
myself right now Rose replied
when asked about that possibility.
"This is a bad time for Michigan
That may be so, especially if
Jimmy King and Ray Jackson, the
two smallest and least celebrated
members of the original unit, are
left to fend for themselves. But if
Sunday turns out to be the last time
the Fabs played in front of a packed
house together, it might also be the
best time to remember their impact
on the college game.
Track visits NCSU
Rhodes sets record
(SID)�The Lady Pirat track
team participated in their tough-
est meet of the year this past
weekend at the Raleigh Relays
hosted by North Carolina State
Freshman Dava Rhodes
continued to be impressive
bringing home a fifth place fin-
ish in the 5000 meters with a
time of 17:14. The time breaks
the previous school record of
17:39.0 held by Anne Marie
Also in the same event, sis-
ter Tara Rhodes finished eighth
with a time of 17:52.
These are some of East
Carolina's best finishes against
extremely tough competition in
the history of Lady Pirate track.
In other action, the 4 x 200
meter relay team made up of
Erica Green, Amanda Johnson,
Nicole Crews and Carla Powell
got sixth place with a time of
In the triple jump, Lave Wil-
son placed seventh leaping 11.64
meters breaking the old school
record held by Michelle Bullock
and Nicole Crews.
Falcons land George from Colts
(AP) � Another year, another
quarterback in Atlanta.
The Falcons will start the 1994
season wi Ji their third quarterback
of the decade after trading for Jeff
George and telling Bobby Hebert if
he plays here next year, it won't be
as a $3.5 million starter.
The Falcons could have had
George as the first pick in the 1990
draft, but traded him to Indianapo-
lis, where he was expected to be the
savior of a foundering franchise. In-
stead, he alienated faas and team-
"We've always thought Jeff is a
real talented plaver Falcons coach
June Jones said Thursday. "We felt
ever since the day we worked him
out he's probably the finest passer
physically, throwing the football,
we've ever seen.
"The thing we've got to do now
is take him to another level of plav.
In our scheme, we're going to fea-
ture his skills Jones said by tele-
phone from Ocala, Fla where he
was to deliver a speech.
Skills have never been a prob-
lem for George, who last year com-
pleted 234 of 407 passes foi 2,526
yards with eight touchdowns and
six interceptions fora 4-12 team.
George brings to Atlanta the
last two years of a six-year, $15-
million deal. Only $1.92 million of
that will count against the Falcons'
salary cap.
George won onl v 14 of 49 games
he started with Indianapolis, the
worst record amongall current NFL
quarterbacks with 20 or more starts.
He was sacked a league-high 56
rimes in 1991 and publicly criticized
his offensive line for not protecting
The Falcons allowed 40 sacks
last season, two more than the league
George went to the Colts as a
hometown high school hero.
"Maybe you just have to leave
home to become the player and per-
son you want to be George said
Atlanta dealtGeorge's rights to
Indianapolis for Chris Hinton,
Andre Rison and a No. 1 pick that
became Mike Pritchard.
Jones said to make room for
George's salary, the Falcons won't
exercise theiroptionon Hebert, their
primary quarterback last year. He
said Hebert, who Ls recovering from
surgeiy on a frayed tendon in his
right elbow, could be re-signed as a
backup, but at a salary drastically
less than the S3.5 million he wasdue
this season.
cided to get the intensity up and
play Pirate baseball the way it
should to be played Borel said.
"If we come out like that every
game we will play a lot better. We
didn't quite have the intensity yes-
terday, I don't know why; we
found it today and got a win It
was a big win and we are ready to
roll now
Another interesting highlight
from the long first was when ODU
coach Pat McMahon was thrown
out of the game after arguing a
balk. McMahon and the umpire
squared off face-to-face for several
minutes before the coach finally
left the field. This was McMahon's
second trip out of the dugout in
the inning to argue a call.
The Monarchs were quick to
respond in the second. Ray Russin
hit a one- out triple and scored on
a sacrifice fly by shortstop Scott
Harmsen coupled with Mike
Cowell's RBI double to make it 2-
The key spot in the game came
in the sixth when ECU's Chad
Tripletthitasolo homer (his fourth
of the year) and Chad Puckett
knocked a two-run homer (his sec-
ond) to move the score to 5-2.
The seventh provedlucky to
both teams. ODU's Matt
Quatraro hit a two-run shot to
pull within one, but the Pirates
respond well during their turn.
Brian Yerys hit a one-out single
and scored on Lamont Edwards
pinch-hit double. Edwards
would cross the plate onTriplett's
second hit of the game to make i t,
After Borel scored his second
run of the game in the eighth, the
Monarchs threatened in the ninth.
Back-to-back leadoff singles and
a passed ball pulled the Mon-
archs to within three. Reliever Ja-
son Mills then struck the side with
the last batter representing the
tying run.
"It was a win we certainly
needed head coach Gary
Overton said. "We felt we pretty
much had to win this game and at
the same time we wanted to iron
out a lot of the flaws that we
seemed to develop on Saturday.
We did not play well at all Satur-
day and a lot of i t was some things
we ironed out today. It was cer-
tainly a big win for us today
File Photo
If ECU avoids injuries, both sides of the ball will be loaded with talent.
Football scrimmages
(SID) � East Carolina's foot-
ball squad went through its first
major scrimmage of spring prac-
tice, and the results pleased Pirate
coach Steve Logan.
"This is one of the best scrim-
mages in the last three years in
terms of not having any flat spots
said Logan. "The defense gave up
just two big plays all day and the
offense was crisp all day long
The Pirates scrimmaged for 2
12 hours, going for 132 plays in
Ficklen Stadium.
Sophomore Marcus Crandell
returned at the quarterback spot,
seeing most of the snaps. The
Robersonville, N.C. native, missed
the last nine games of 1993 after
breaking his leg against Central
Florida in the second game of the
"Marcus was a little rusty to
begin with said Logan, "but he's
right back under the saddle. I was
pleased with his performance to-
day, knowing where he has come
Crandell completed 19 of 42
passes for 214 yards with five in-
terceptions, most coming on de-
The play of the secondary also
pleased Logan. The longest pass
play of the afternoon was 37-yard
pass from Crandell to junior tight
end Dwight Linville. "The sec-
ondary did not give up any big
plays said Logan. "They were
moving to the ball real well today.
That's the type of play we need to
see during the season
Redshirt freshman John Pea-
cock was the rushing leader with
99 yards on 12 carries and a 57-
yard touchdown. Junior Eric
Blanton, who had 81 yards onl2
carries, also pleased Logan. The
third-year Pirate coach indicated
that both will see action in 1994,
backing up JuniorSmith and Jerris
See ECU page 9
Golf team finishes fourth
(SID) � Lightning and revere
weather forced the cancellation of
Sunday's final round at the Furman
Intercollegiate Golf Tourna-
ment. The cancellation of
play gave second round
leader East Tennessee State
the team title in a field of 24
teams. East Tennessee State
the team title in a field of 24
teams. East Tennessee State
also wond the indi-
vidual medalist honors with Keith
Nolan's five-under par two-round
total of 139.
East Carolina played well fin-
ishing tied for fourth with Mary-
land. ECU got outstanding play
from freshman Rob Ander-
son. Anderson finished tied
for third with Garrert Willis
of East Tennessee State fir-
ing a two round total of 142
(two-under par).
There were 130 golfers
competin in the event. Other
ECU scores:
Josh Dickinson (147), Trey
Jervis (149), DaveCoates (154), and
Brent Padrick (154).
ECU named advisory
(SID) � East Carolina
University'sStudent Development
Program has been selected as one
of five in the nation to become an
Advisory Institution for the NCAA
Life Skills Program, school officials
announced Mondav.
The NCAA Life Skills Program
provides a systematic personal de-
velopment program designed to
reach each student-athlete based
on his or her individual needs.
The focus of the program is on the
individual as a whole person-aca-
demically, athletically and emo
tionally-and on the changing
needs and skillsof that individual
in the years during college and
See ECU page 9

March 29, 1994
The East Carolinian 9
Continued from page 8
said. "The independents who are out
there give potential of a merger be-
tween the great Midwest and the
Metro. People want to salvage some-
thing from the teams that where left
behind from the Southwest Confer-
While the ECU f ootball program
does play some quality teams every
season, (like Washington and Syra-
cuse lastseasonand Auburn thisyear)
ECU really does not have rivalries
besides Virginia Tech. When the Bucs
used to play N.C. State on a regular
basis, it was a very popular game for
both schools. That series was broken
off, but ACC Assistant Commisioner
Tom Mickle says the Wolfpack is seri-
ously considering playing us again
soon during the regular season.
An association with a conference
can bring in better recruits, coaches,
fans, market exposure and possibly
television. What everything boils
down to is money. A loaded bank
accountant can buy almost anyone
happiness. Money is the main pur-
partoffheSouthernConference. Those
teams included , H TJ, W&M, VMI,
GW, Davidson, Furman, The Citadel,
Richmond and Appalachian St The
league folded after the 12-year exist-
If ECU does enter into a football
conference, itcould eventually lead to
the whole athletic program joining.
Basketballcould possibly evenbecome
more popular than football, but that
would depend on the conference.
Obviously getting into a confer-
ence is not easy, but once the football
program does become amember, the
benefits willbe rewarding if the con-
ference is a quality one.
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"Our participation as an advi-
sory school in the NCAA Life Skills
Programs is a result of the strong
commitment from the Department
of Athletics to provide a quality
program for every student par-
ticipating in Intercollegiate Ath-
letics said Pam Overton, Assis-
tant Athletics Director for Student
Development. "Our program will
Continued from page 8
be enhanced as we join with other
major universities that are com-
mitted to similar goals in student
Along with ECU, Arizona,
Georgia Tech, Ohio State and Penn
State were selected as Advisory
Institutions for the program.
Forty-one other schools were se-
lected as pilot schools for the pro-
Continued from page 8
Smith, an All-America candi-
date, only had eight carries for 25
yards and a touchdown. Before the
start for spring practice, Logan said
that Smith will not have much of a
load during the spring because of
hispreviousaccomplishments. "We
need to see what others can do
said Logan.
Two tight ends-Linville and
sophomore Scott Richards-each
caught seven passes during the
scrimmage. Linvillehad seven grabs
for 117yards,whileRichards caught
seven passes for 74 yards.
Defensively, Morris Foreman,
David Hart, David Crumbie, Hank
Cooper, Mark Libiano and Tabari
Wallace each had interceptions.
Foreman also had two sacks and a
pass deflection. Sophomore defen-
sive tackle Daniel Russ had four
sacks for minus 28 yards in the
On special teams, Chad
Holcomb hit 2-of- 5 field goals and
three extra-point attempts.
Holcomb hit field goals of 36 and
37, but missed from 34, 48 and 39
The Pirates will have three more
major scrimmages before the an-
nual spring game on April 16 in
Ficklen Stadium. The next scrim-
mage is on Thursday afternoon in
Ficklen Stadium. The spring game
is part of the 11th Annual Great
Pirate PurpleGoldPigskin Pig-Out
Party, held April 15-16, at East
Carolin University.
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March 29, 1994
Magic running show with Lakers again
(AP) � Magic Johnson kept
encroaching on the court, unable to
stay in the three-foot purple painted
area between his seat and the side-
line. Once, waving his arm to get his
players to press on defense, he
nearly clobbered a passing referee
by accident.
Johnson seemed to want to get
out there again and get in the flow,
strip off his pinstriped suit and re-
veal the gold Los Angeles Lakers
uniform. But the fantasy of Johnson
returning as a player yielded to the
reality of Johnson as head coach.
And for one enchanted night, that
was enough.
Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry
Buss, who fired Randy Pfund last
week,couldn'thavebeenmore glee-
ful unless he had Johnsonback han-
dling the ball. Buss had the next best
thing, and the packed Forum rocked
just as it did when Johnson ran
"It's a whole new era now
Buss proclaimed Sunday night in
the giddy aftermath of Johnson's
first game as NBA coach, a 110-101
victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
"You've going to forget the past
and look to the future
The Lakers' past is the future if
sure on defense and fast breaks on
offense. It's clever passes and smart
shots. It's run, run, run. And, more
than anything it's the excitement
that Magic Johnson brings to the
Fans gave him a two-minute
standing ovation justforwalking to
his seat after the anthem. When his
name was announced moments
later, and the song "I Feel Good"
came blasting out of loudspeakers,
theapplausegaveway to more than
17,000 fans dancing in their seats.
Hollywood stars were here
again. The buzz was back.
Showtime. Magic Time.
Hats and T-shirtsheraldinghis
return. More than a game, this had
the feeling of an event, a wonderful
welcome home party thrown by
the Lakers and attended by only the
third sellout crowd in an otherwise
dismal season.
And in case any cynics thought
Johnson was here just for the show,
until the end of the season, he dis-
pelled that notion by coaching like
crazy from start to finish.
"No matter what happens, I
will always remember this day and
this game Johnson said, "because
the guys putforth the effort. They're
dead-tired right now
When VTade Divac threw a pass
into the basket toward the end of
the game, Johnson laughed aloud
and thought: "Godwaslookingout
after me
The whole night reminded
Johnson, the players and fans of the
old days.
said. "The guys got a big kick out of
it. Theygotanemotionalhighoutit.
They don'twantitto be just tonight.
They want this type of crowd every
night. And I told them, if they give
this type of effort, the people will be
Johnsonlooked exhilarated. He
used to talk after the games with ice
on his arms and knees and abdo-
men. Now he sat in his pin-striped
banker's suit.
"I need some ice formy throat
he said.
Mike Dunleavy, Milwaukee's
coach, was the last Lakers coach that
Johnsonplayedforin 1991. Dunleavy
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Dunleavy said, "and get the kind of
respect that Magic is going to get
right away because of what he has
accomplished, what he's meant to
this organization and what he's
meant to this city
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To the ECU community:
We at ABLE would like to take the
opportunity to respond to some of the
negative criticism which both our
organization and the Ledonia Wright African-
American Culture Center have received in
recent issues of The East Carolinian.
First of all, we will state the objectives of
our organization�as written in Artice II of
the ABLE constitution�for the clarification
of the ECU community:
a. To provide fellowship for African-
American students and others enrolled at
East Carolina University.
b. To involve members of the University
community in learning experiences about the
culture and history of African-Americans.
c. To provide the University community
with programs and activities that will expose
them to the richness of the African-American
contribution to global history and culture.
d. To increase the University community's
awareness of the challenges faced by
African-Americans in their everyday lives.
ABLE would like to call special attention to
Article V of our organization's constitution,
the membership clause:
Membership shall be open to students,
alumni, faculty, and administrative personnel
of East Carolina University. Discrimination by
race, color, gender, age, national origin, or
disabling conditions will not be tolerated in
membership practices.
Obviously, ABLE seeks diverse
membership. Because the name of our
organization is "Allied Blacks for
Leadership and Equality this does not
mean that we are excluding non-Blacks.
National organizations such as the NAACP
and NOW are engaged in promoting the
advancement of Blacks and women
respectively. However, neither of these
organizations limits membership solely to
Blacks or women, respectively.
Presently, our main concerns are about
the two letters printed in the March 22
issue of The East Carolinian.
The two letters contain comments
negating the importance and need for an
African-American culture center here at
ECU. One letter stated that the Ledonia
Wright building "should be bulldozed to
make way for parking" and that Blacks do
not need "special attention
The other letter asked if the African-
American culture center is something "that
everyone needs It also stated tnat when
honoring "a group in this way buiding a
culture center, you step over the bounds
of equality Both letters asked why there
wasn't a WhiteCaucasian center at ECU.
The opinions expressed in these letters
are examples of why we have a vital need
for a culture center. Neither of the letters
recognized the fact that building a culture
center to educate others about our history
and culture is not "honoring" or "exalting"
us. Asking about a WhiteCaucasian
culture center is trivializing the issue for
several reasons.
First of all, whether many people want
to admit it or not, we are all taught about
Caucasian culture from the day we first
enter primary school until the day we die.
In some sense or another, then, whether
you agree with us or not, Joyner Library
and Mendenhall Student Center can be
viewed as of any kind about African-
Americans or any other racial or cultural
minority in these buildings? Before some
of you say that there were African-
American displays for Black History Month,
you must realize that Blacks exist all the
time and not just in February).
East Carolina University has realized the
importance of multicultural education as is
evident by the school's implementation of
the P-2 (Purple Pride-squared) program.
This is a step in the right direction towards
more diverse learning experiences for aP of
the ECU community, and it is for that
reason that we justify building and
African-American culture center and any
other type of multicultural center.
We at ABLE do not appreciate the
ridiculing of our organization. While we
respect the right of others to express their
opinions, we think this could be done in a
more courteous manner.
Once again, we state that our meetings
are open to all members of the ECU
community and we would greatly welcome
your attendance at these meetings. This
would be a big step towards promoting
greater understanding between us all.
(Together we stand!)

The East Carolinian, March 29, 1994
East Carolina's student-run campus newspaper was first published in 1923 as the East Carolina Teachers College News (1923-1925). It has been re-named as The Teco Echo (1925, 1926-1952), East Carolinian (1952-1969), Fountainhead (1969-1979), and The East Carolinian (1969, 1979-present). It includes local, state, national, and international stories with a focus on campus events.
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