The East Carolinian, November 29, 1994






Hoopsters Roll
ECU:s men's and women's basketball teams
emerged victorious in their season openers. See
story on page 9. The men also won last night
against Appalachian in a last-minute crunch.
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WEDNESDAY
Empty Brain Calories
The oh-so-seductive mental candy of Melrose Place
may be sweet, but be wary: this confection is
addictive. See page 6 for the sugary details.
The East Carolinian
Vol. 69 No. 61
Circulation 12.000
Tuesday, November 29. 1994
Greenville. NC
10 pages
ECU acquires property
Still no plans for parking deck
Wendy Rountree
Staff Writer
In the not-too-distant future,
students will have more spaces
to park their cars and to play
intramural sports.
Recently, ECU has acquired
about 12 acres of property next
to Allied Health, located on
Charles Boulevard.
"It's what is referred to as a
bargain sell said Richard
Brown, vice chancellor
for business affairs.
"The purchase compo-
nent is 6.1 acres and
the purchase price is
$500,000. The gift por-
tion is six acres, which
is an outright gift to
the university by Mr.
William Blount. That
property has a value
estimated somewhere
in the range of $700,000
or more
Brown said the
Blount family has been
residents of Greenville
for generations. Blount
has a particular inter-
est in the university
and serves on the ex-
ecutive committee of
the East Carolina Uni-
versity Foundation.
"The property being
acquired from Mr.
Blount, which is con-
tiguous to the campus,
is going to be devel-
oped into intramural
fields Brown said.
A main reason the
university likes the
Blount property is that
the campus will re-
main undivided.
"It is important to
remain contiguous to
reduce the distance
people have to travel
around campus
Brown said. "It's more
difficult to maintain a
campus that is spread
out and in a lot of dif-
ferent locations
Brown said it makes
it easier to protect the
campus' borders.
The fields will be re-
located to the Blount
property that is located
next to K Mart, and the
intramural fields now
behind Dowdy-Ficklen
Stadium will be devel-
oped into more com-
muter parking spaces.
"The eventual con-
version of those areas
is part of the
university's Master
Plan said Dr. George
W. Harrell, assistant
vice chancellor for fa-
cilities. "We will take
that area next to the
stadium and develop parking
lot and push Ficklen Drive all
the way through to Berkeley
Road
Brown said the expansion of
Ficklen Drive will also allow the
university to give better bus ser-
vices.
Though the university has
had little trouble gaining the
Blount property, ECU has had
problems acquiring another
piece of land.
Over the period of five years,
the university has tried to buy
CM. Eppes Middle School, lo-
cated behind College Hill.
Brown said the most recent
hold up is that the Pitt County
Commissioners are looking for
$7.5 million for the building to
ease the tax payers' burden in
paying for a bi and new middle
school. The university is giving
the countv commissioners until
Dec. 8 to reply ECU's new and
final offer.
"That is the day before the
next board of trustees meeting
Brown said. "The board of trust-
ees can consider the county com-
missioners response then deter-
mine how to move forward
Brown said this date is par-
ticularly important because only
the board of trustees can make
land acquisition recommenda-
See EPPES page 3
Art students
form petition
Jeb Brookshire
Staff Writer
ECU athletics have long been
a tradition here at ECU. How-
ever, while the athletic program
receives most of the attention,
other programs are often put on
the back burner.
Gina Diehl, an art student, is
leading a crusade to increase
funding of the arts. Every year,
budgets are drawn up to distrib-
Weiners travel cross-country
Stephanie Lassiter
News Editor
As kids, many of us sang "Oh
I wish I were an Oscar Mayer
Wiener Amazingly, now we can
all be weiners, without the help
of any special drugs or miracle
treatments. And we can get paid
to be an Oscar Mayer Wiener.
Twelve college graduates are
selected each year to travel
around the world, to such loca-
tions as Mardi Gras, the Super
Bowl and the World Series to
promote Oscar Mayer Foods.
"We look for somebody who
has good communication skills
and has participated in extracur-
ricular activities said Chad
Gretzema, Hotdogger adviser.
"But, we have a real good train-
ing process we go through
Not only do these ambassa-
dors get paid to make these ap-
pearances, they get to drive
Weinermobiles, 23-foot-long hot
dogs on wheels. The lucky few
chosen to be Hotdoggers travel
the country attending fairs, pa-
Photo Courtesy of Oscar Mayer
Hotdoggers pose in front of one of six Weinermobiles which travel across the country to promote Oscar Mayer products. Twelve hotdoggers are
selected each year based on their communication skills and participation in extracurricular activities. Be an Oscar Mayer Weiner.
ute the funds ECU receives.
These student funds are then
distributed to the different de-
partments and schools. What
Diehl found was that for every
S3 the arts receive, the athletic
department receives $91. This
hardly seems balanced to her,
especially considering that the
$3 is split up to go to the four
departments within the arts:
art, theater, dance and music.
"We the arts are not par-
ticularly happy about
what was going on, and
we are wondering what
we could do Diehl
said.
As a result, Diehl has
decided to file a stu-
dents-only petition
against the university
to request that more
funds be directed to the
arts. The petition will
be directed to the chan-
cellor as well as the
board of directors, who
meet and approve the
budget.
Diehl is considering
several possible solu-
tions to this problem.
One would be a dona-
tion box on the tuition
bill. Another, but un-
likely, solution would
be an increase in stu-
dent fees by one dollar.
That dollar would go di-
rectly to the arts.
This funding issue is
important because ath-
letics also receive fund-
ing from ticket sales,
concessions sales and
students fees. The arts
programs receive
money from student
fees only.
"We have nothing
against athletics Diehl
said "We just wish that
the funds were distrib-
uted more fairly
The petition began in
September. So far, Diehl
has collected over 400
signatures. The petition
is strictly for students.
Diehl is going to be part
of an informational fo-
rum that will meet on
Nov. 30 to discuss the
issue and inform those
interested in being part
of this petition. She also
plans to have the peti-
tions available at annual
School of Art Christmas
sale at the beginning of
December.
"Everybody honors
and respects athletics
Diehl said. "We just
want to be honored and
recognized in the same
way and see some
monev coming back
into our department
Committed students needed for teaching fellows program
Teri Howell
committee in the Teaching Fel- steps. The student must write on Graham said a total of 450
lows Program. a given topic for a total of 30 people from the state become re-
If a student is interested in minutes and then attend an in- cipients of the scholarship. I he
ECU is the school to students becoming involved, the scholar- terview that determines whether four-year $20,000 scholarship
Staff Writer
Students who are part of the "Along with the scholarship,
1 caching Fellows Program must students have se en years to
involved with the Teaching Fel- ship program begins during the the student passes the local level usually pays tor the student
lows Program. Teaching Fellows student's senior year in high
is a scholarship program made school, and SATs, grades and ex
upof various subcommittees that tracurricular as well as school
reach out and serve the general activities are taken into account.
community, said Evon Graham, I In interview and application
oneof thestudent ser'inga sub- process is divided into three
portion and moves on It thestu- years at college
dent passes the local level, a se "Some students are alternates,
ond interview is then given on a like I was Graham said. "It is
state level, determining whether like another step since there is
the student receiv es the scholar another interview with the panel.
ship. Main alternates are accepted
maintain a 2.0 GPA the first year
ud a 2.5 tor the remaining years
at college. Graham said there is
talk of raising these GPA require-
ments
fhere are also circumstances
to accepting the scholarship.
"We can't iust accept the
monev and run Graham said
pay the money back, mu we
must teach in North Caro-
lina
Graham said students in-
volved in the Teaching Fel-
lows Program pick the com-
mittees they wish to be a part
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2 The East Carolinian
November 29, 1994
Manuscript collection expanded
Students get paid to take a test
Missouri University is paying 10 percent of this year's junior class
$25 per students to take a national exam. Previously, students with
more than 75 hours were not allowed to register for classes without
taking the mandatory C-BASE exam. It has now been replaced with
the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). The
money is used as an incentive for students to take the exam seriously.
Gaylesbian group ban illegal
The president of a Texas university has ordered that the school's
student government recognize the Gay and Lesbian Student Associa-
tion (GLSA) after student government voted to deny the group
certification. The GLSA had been active for more than a year on
campus when the student government slashed its funding by 60
percent. The student government gave a reason that GLSA members
may participate in illegal behavior for the initial denial of GLSA's
constitution.
"Rubcrete" to be tested by N.C. State researchers
Rubber tires used to travel across the highway may eventually be
a part of the highway. Dr. Shuaib Ahmad is mixing ground rubber
with concrete to form what he calls "rubcrete He said the mixture
meets a need to recycle rubber tires that do not decompose in landfills.
Fetuses may inherit smoking tendency
The daughters of women who smoke during pregnancy�bu not
the sons � may inherit the tendancy to smoke. New studies suggest
prenatal nicotine "primes" a fetus' brain. Animal studies ha'e shown
prenatal nicotine does affect certain brain activity once the animal is
grown. But scientists never pursued that link in humans because no
one had ever found a relationship between a child's tendency to
smoke and prenatal exposure � until now. Teenage girls arc four
times more likely to smoke if their mothers smoked during preg-
nancy.
A chance to quiz the professors
University of Detroit Mercy professors have a syndicated radio
talk show in which they answer questions from curious listeners
about everything from the Battle of Hastings to B-movies. "Ask the
Professor" is taped twice a week and heard in 25 states across
America.
Compiled by Tambra Zion. Taken from CPS
and other campus newspapers.
Andy Turner
Staff Writer
The ECU manuscript collection
has expanded its numerous hold-
ings in maritime and nautical his-
tory with the addition of a ledger
book that contains information
about ships that sank throughout
the world between 1855 and 1858.
The ledger contains information
about the sunken ships including
the names of the ships, the cap-
tains, where the ships departed
from and their destinations, what
happened to the ships, lives lost in
the sinking of the ships and, in
some cases, the value of the ships.
"This particular ledge I imag-
ine could have all kinds of uses for
our maritime history students and
faculty in identifying particular
shipwrecks and getting an indica-
tion of where ships are sailing to
and from and the value of lives lost
in particular sea disasters said
Donald Lennon, coordinator of
special collections and director of
the ECU Manuscript Collection.
The manuscript collection has
documents dealing with maritime
history that date back as far as the
late-18th Century. The manuscript
collection was begun in the 1960s
and contains extensive material
dealing with military and North
Carolina history. In dealing with
North Carolina and military his-
tory, a large amount of informa-
tion regarding maritime history
can be found, Lennon said.
"In recent years we have con-
centrated a lot of our effort in col-
lecting naval and maritime history,
because it is an area where there is
a lot of interest on this particular
campus Lennon said.
About 30 collections are added
each year to the manuscript collec-
tion. Most of the materials received
are given to the university as gifts.
These collections are often the com-
plete papers of a person contain-
ing journals, letters and other per-
sonal items.
A large part of the nautical col-
lection was donated to ECU by the
late Admiral Ernest Eller. Eller,
who directed the Naval Historical
Center in Wash' igton, dona ted his
personal library to ECU before his
death. H's library is among one of
the largest collections in existence.
The papers of George Leland
Dyer, a Navy commander during
the Spanish-American War, are
also among the nautical collection.
These papers document nearly 20
years of Dyer's life. Dyer was the
governor general of Guam and
commanded a blockade on Cuba
and an attack on Madrid. The col-
lection includes thousands of pages
of letters Dyer wrote to his wife
during his stay at sea.
"These letters from Com-
mander Dyer to his family
should have an enormous
amount of research potential
particularly for the Spanish-
American War period and hav-
ing to do with his experiences in
China and other parts of the
world Lennon said.
Lennon said various naval
authorities have indicated the
holdings in the nautical collec-
tion are outstanding.
"We are probably the only
university repository that
spends a greatdeal of emphasis
in collecting naval history
Lennon said. "We have been
endorsed by the U.S. Naval
Foundation, which is the major
naval foundation in Washing-
ton, D.C.
"They have endorsed us as
See EXPAND page 3
Dept. recognized
for teaching skills
Jennifer Davis
Staff Writer
The department of decision sci-
ences has recently been recognized
for its outstanding instructional
approaches. Dr. Brenda
Killingsworth, a decision science
professor, is one of the four final-
ists for The 1994 National Instruc-
tional Innovation Award.
The award seeks to honor excel-
lence in instruction within the de-
cision sciences.
"It's a departmental award that
reflects the department and our
approach to teaching
Killingsworth said. "It gives a na-
tional recognition to our program
A few weeks ago she was in
Honolulu, Hawaii, to make a pre-
sentation at the National Decision
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one of the four finalists will be
awarded.
Her presentation focused on an
approach to instruction she devel-
oped, which has been very suc-
cessful within the department.
"She has a model for teaching,
See DEPT page 3
Incoming freshmen
offered scholarships
Andy Turner
Staff Writer
While current ECU students
cannot benefit from a newly de-
veloped scholarship sponsored
by the East Carolina Bank, their
siblings or friends may be able
to�but only if they are from
eastern North Carolina and will
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CHRISTMAS SALE
Handcrafted Jewelry, stik & wool scarves,
mugs, bowls, plates, pitchers, wood items,
prints, Christmas cards & ornaments,
gourmet coffee & foods
and MUCH MORE
Thursday & Friday, December 1 & 2: 8am-6pm
Saturday, December 3: 10am - 3pm
Location: Gray Gallery, Jenkins An Building
(across from the Chancellor's house)
Come buy that special someone a special
one-of-a-kind
gift!
be starting their freshman
year.
The East Carolina Bank has
given $100,000 to ECU to es-
tablish a scholarship program
to honor the top students in
the bank's service area each
year. Those eligible for the
scholarship must be residents
of either Dare, Hyde, Pitt,
Tyrell or Washington coun-
ties.
The East Carolina Bank
Honors Scholarship winners
will receive up to $1,000 a year
for up to four years. The first
recipient of the scholarship
was Jennifer Leigh Spencer, a
freshmen from Fairfield.
Spencer was awarded the
scholarship in June. She was
excited about being the first
recipient of the East Carolina
Bank Honors Scholarship, but
is also very cautious.
ECU has been working on
making more students aware
of the scholarship.
"The publicity course has
been put out on it said
Charlie Phlegar, associate vice
chancellor for institutional ad-
vancement. "We will be do-
ing some additional work the
first of the year with the ad-
missions office based on the
Shared Visions campaign and
some increased scholarship
availability. The admissions
office will be working to let
people know about that along
with the financial aid office
Phlegar said that along
with the new scholarship ECU
offers many other scholar-
ships that students can take
advantage of. He said the
three main scholarships that
ECU gives out are the
Chancellor's Award, which is
$5,000 per year, the Univer-
sity Scholars Award, which is
$3,000 per year, and the
Alumni Honors Award,
which is for $1,500 per year.
Phlegar feels that it is im-
See MONEY page 3
East Carolina University's
Student Union Board of Directors
is taking applications for
UDENT UNION PRESIDE?
for the 1995-1996 Term
Any full-time student with
a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 can apply.
Applications are available at the Student Union Office
Room 236 Mendenhall Student Center.
Deadline To Apply: January 13, 1994
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November 29, 1994
The East Carolinian 3
EXPAND
From p. 2
the repository for naval officers to
send their personal papers to. As
far as outside of the federal gov-
ernment, we apparently are the
most active repository in collect-
ing naval history
Lennon feels the number of stu-
dents who are taking advantage
of the nautical collection is in-
creasing. He said several gradu-
ate students were using the col-
lection in completing their theses.
The university is always solic-
iting more material for the nauti-
cal collection. A number of collec-
tions have already been promised
to the university. Lennon is also
excited about the expansion of
Joy ner Library, which he feels will
add to the manuscript collection.
"It the nautical collection is
an extremely important resource
for students, faculty and for pro-
fessional historians from outside
of the ECU community Lennon
said. "It is going to increase in
importance and significance year
after year
MONEY
From p. 2
portant for companies to take an
interest in the communities in
which they are located.
"The really positive thing
about this is that it is a local and
regional company and bank that
is making a statement about edu-
cation in Eastern Carolina and
the merits that they place on
that Phlegar said. "It is a really
good thing when your local com-
panies and corporations take an
interest and make a financial
commitment to the future of stu-
dents. This is a major gift for a
bank the size of East Carolina
Bank
Anyone desiring further in-
formation regarding scholarship
opportunities can call either the
Financial Aid or Admissions Of-
fice.
DEPT
From p. 2
which is, I think, one reason she's
up for the award said Dr. Robert
Schellenberger, chair of the deci-
sion science department. "She calls
it Total Quality Involvement in the
Classroom � a teaching style that
involves very heavy interaction
with students.
"It involves establishing goals
and objectives that are clearly un-
derstood by the students and in
which the students help establish
the way those goals are obtained
Schellenberger believes having
a committed faculty is key to the
excellence of instruction.
"It is part of a tradition in the
department to have a very strong
commitment to teaching
Schellenberger said. "In addition
to that, you need somebody or a
group of individuals that have the
ability to help you attain or lead
you towards that goal
Killingsworth said her approach
to learning promotes active stu-
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dent involvement in the classroom
and provides realism through real-
world examples and problems. She
said it has been effective in the
classroom and that students' reac-
tions have been overwhelmingly
positive.
"It provides a continuous learn-
ing environment for students, fac-
ulty and industry Killingsworth
said. "They develop an ongoing
relationship with one another
She has established an approach
to instruction, and the department
is proud of her performance.
"Not only has she been a good
teacher, but also a very valuable
leader Schellenberger said. "She
has worked witha number of other
faculty members helping them to
develop their presentation materi-
als and methods of interacting with
students to maximize their learn-
ing outcomes
Killingsworth also works with
corporate executives in industry,
helping to improve industry
worker performance.
"It's a stylemethod that has
been proven not only effective
in the classroom at ECU, but
also in the board room with ex-
ecutives in industry
Schellenberger said.
In addition to being a final-
ist for this award, Killingsworth
previously won the Departmen-
tal School of Business Award
and the ECU Teaching Award.
TEACH
From p. 1
of. The five committees, devoted
to helping the community as a
whole, are Lion's Club Booth,
Adopt-A-City Street, Ronald
McDonald House, Retirement
Home and Special Olympics.
Beth Ward, chairwoman of the
Retirement Home committee, said
she enjoys reaching out to the
older people in the community at
Cypress Glen Retirement Home.
"We bring them fruit baskets
and goodies throughout the year
as well as decorating their down-
stairs facility hall for holidays like
Halloween, Thanksgiving and
Christmas Ward said. "I some-
times play the piano for their
weekly parties on Fridays
Ward also helps Vanessa Tripp,
the subcommittee chair of the
Ronald McDonald House. The stu-
dents on the committee take
brownies and goodies over to the
children and are interested in try-
ing to get on a more personal ba-
sis with the children.
This past year at the Pitt County
Fair, The Lion's Club Booth raised
a total of $15,000. The committee
helped with cooking the food and
needed work. Graham said $8,000
of the proceeds will go to helping
the blind, and the remaining went
to renting the booth at the fair.
"This year was very reward-
ing said Graham. "The first
money spent was given to an
eight-month-old infant who
needed glasses
The Special Olympics commit-
tee is involved in the Special
Olympics every April for the
whole-day event.
"A group of teaching fellows
help a group of children, or they
are split up on a more person-to-
person level said Graham. "We
cheer the children on. It's a good
feeling
Ward said becoming part of
the Teaching Fellows Program
has been a wonderful experi-
ence for her.
"Teaching itself is an occu-
pation of service and being in-
volved in the community has
opened my eyes and will help
me later on down the road
Ward said.
WEINER
From p. 1
rades and grocery store open-
ings. The Hotdoggers generally
have two days off per week to
sight-see and relax. There are
six Weinermobiles, seating two
people per vehicle, so the
Hotdoggers travel in pairs.
While the Hotdogger pro-
gram has only been around since
1988, the Weinermobiles have
been hitting the asphalt since
1936 when Oscar Mayer's
nephew, Carl Mayer invented the
first Weinermobile, a 13-foot-long
metal hot dog.
"That has grown into what we
have now � the 23-foot
Weinermobile Gretzema said.
According to Gretzema, the
Weinermobile has a 71 percent
awareness in the U.S which
means that 71 percent of Ameri-
cans polled know something
about the Weinermobile. Other
American icons which have such
a significant awareness rate are
the Goodyear Blimp, Ronald
McDonald and Mickey Mouse.
It is not all fun and games,
though. Those chosen by Oscar
Mayer must first undergo train-
ing sessions on the history of Os-
car Mayer products, planning
special events and maneuvering
their Weinermobiles in traffic.
Once they have completed the
sessions, the Hotdoggers are of-
ficial Weiner ambassadors.
According to Russ Whitacre,
program manager, the
Hotdoggers are given the major
portion of the responsibility of
setting their own schedules for
public appearances.
"We give the youngest people
in the company the most respon-
sibility and the least supervi-
sion Whitacre said.
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�raham "Building
Christmas in
ilouember
Today, many Hotdogger
alumni are using their public re-
lations, marketing and sales ex-
perience to land such positions
as television anchors, producers,
account executives and sales rep-
resentatives for Oscar Mayer and
Kraft.
New Weinermobiles, manu-
factured in Fresno, Calif will sur-
face in 1995 featuring televisions,
VCRs and a condiment control
From p. 1
panel.
"These will truly be meaner,
leaner, keener Weiners the
press packet reads.
Those interested in becom-
ing a Weiner can contact Os-
car Mayer, Weinermobile De-
partment, P.O. Box 7188, Madi-
son, WI 53707.
"In general, we are look-
ing for someone who is will-
ing to travel Gretzema said.
WZMB is giving away a dorm-size
refrigerator on Wednesday, Nov. 30
outside Mendenhall Cafeteria
between 5 and 7 p.m.
To be eligible, pick up a scavenser hunt list durins their
live remote in front of the Student Store on
Wednesday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Gather all the
items you can from the list and bring them to Mendenhall.
The person with the most points wins or, in case of a tie,
names will be placed in a hat and one will be drawn out.
Looks like a
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It's 10 PM. You've crammed for finals
all week. Took two today. And
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one take-home exam, in one night.
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you're totally wiped? Revive
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So when you have pen in
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make it a Vivarin night!
tions to the board of governors.
To make the new offer more
appealing to the county com-
missioners, the university has
raised its purchasing price, has
extended the time the county
could continue to use the school
and has offered the deed to Wahl-
Coates School. Wahl-Coates was
a laboratory school built as a joint
effort by the state of North Caro-
lina and the Pitt County school
system. However, the property is
in the name of East Carolina.
"Originally, it was $5 million
Brown said. "Then we negotiated
$5 million and five years of use,
and the final offer is $6 million
and six years of use. Plus we
would deed over to the school
system, Wahl-Coates School
Brown said the university is
willing to part with the school
because it is now used exclusively
by the school system as an el-
ementary school. The school sys-
tem carries all the operating ex-
penses and pays the university a
dollar a year for the use of the
school.
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partments while the usual
buildings were being reno-
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stead of having them in the core
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lion. They get a piece of prop-
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can relocate a middle school to
an area of the county where
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tion rather than bus students
into a 40-year-old facility.
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Announcement s
THRISTMAS l FSrHOOL OF
ART
ECU School of Art Christmas Sale
December 1st and 2nd: 8am to 6pm,
December 3rd: 10am to 3pm. Gray
ArtGallery, Jenkins Art Building (on
5th Street across from the
Chancellor's house) Handcrafted
jewelry, mugs, bowls, plates, vases,
brass bells. Christmas ornaments,
cards, prints, silk and wool scarves,
gourmet coffee and food.
WOR1D AIDS DAY
THURSDAY DECEMBER 1, 1994:
Schedule of Events 1:40pm Partici-
pating Pitt County churches will ring
their bells in unison with others
throughout the state in commemo-
ration of the observance of Worlds
AIDS Day. 2-5:30pm Open House at
P1CASO. Light refreshments,
comaraderie and fellowship. 5-3Qpm
Silent commemorative march leav-
ing from Jarvis Memorial Church.
6:00pm Candlelight vigil and pro-
gram at the Greenville town com-
mons. 6:30-8:00pm Reception at
Jarvis Memorial Church. Refresh-
ments, PICASO sales and informa-
tion booth. For more information
Call PICASO at 830-1660.
"NONSENSE ABOUT ANIMAL
MINDS"
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1994, the
Dept. of Philosophy will hold a joint
colloquium with the ECU Cognitive
Science Discussion Group. The
speaker will be Dr. Willem Landman,
Professor of Philosophy at the Uni-
versity of the Western Cape in Cape
Town, South Africa. Dr. Landman is
currently Distinguished Visiting Pro-
fessor in the Dept. of Medical Hu-
manities at ECU School of Medicine.
His talk is entitled, "Nonsense About
Animal Minds It will be held in
General Classroom Bldg Rm. 1001
from 3:30-5:00pm. For further infor-
mation contact John Bickle, Dept. of
Philosophy 328-6121.
r.AMMA BETA PHI
The last Gamma Beta Phi meeting of
the fall semester will be held on Tues.
Nov. 29 at 5:00pm in room 244 of
Mendenhall Student Center. This is
a very important meeting and all
members are expected to attend.
Please bring a teddy bear or
children's item for a service point.
"THF MORA! STATUS OF
ANIMALS"
Monday, December 5 12:30-1:30pm
Brody 2W-50: "The Moral Status of
Animals" Willem A. Landman, Ph.D.
Distinguished Visiting Professor De-
partment of Medical Humanities ECU
School of Medicine. For further infor-
mation call: Department of Medical
Humanities, 816-2797. The Public is
Invited to Attend.
OVFPPATFB�; ANONYMOUS
Especially for Anorexics and Bulimics
will meet on Mondays, 6:30pm at
Memorial Baptist Church. All are
welcome. No fees, weigh-ins, or reli-
gious affiliation required; just under-
standing and support offered. Call
758-9373 or 756-0449 for more infor-
mation.
EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITIES
Employment Opportunities are avail-
able to students who are interested in
becoming PERSONAL CARE AT-
TENDANTS to students in wheel-
chairs, READERS, and TUTORS. Past
experience is desired but not required.
For an application contact: Office for
Disability Support Services, Brewster
A-116 or A-l 14, Telephone (919) 328-
6799
THE BLIND CENTERBEAUFORT
COUNTY
The Blind Center is having a Soup
and Sandwich Day at the center on
Wednesday, December 7,1994, from
11:00am to 1:15pm. A delicious sand-
wich and vegetable soup tor $4.00,
dine in or take out. A beautiful porce-
lain doll will be raffled, $1.00 dona-
tion per chance. The Blind Center is
located at 219 Harvey Street, Wash-
ington, NC 27889 - (919) 946-6208.
Please join us.
Rl IMP CENTER CHRISTMAS
SHOP
The Blind Center Christmas Shop will
open November 28th and remain
open thru December 21, 1994, Mon-
day thru Friday, 9am to 4:30pm. A
variety of Christmas items made by
the blind and visually impaired will
be for sale. The Blind Center is lo-
cated at 219 Harvey St. Washington,
NC 27889 - (919) 946-6208. And re-
member, your donations are tax de-
ductible.
handmade crafts such as baskets,
jewerly, decorated sweats, ornaments,
woodcrafts and much, much more
will be for sale. Numerous attractions
will be throughout the weekend i.e
special entertainment, Santa's Sweet
Shoppe, and doorprize drawings.
Admission is $2.00 for adults with
half off coupons in area newspapers.
A portion of the receipts will be given
to the Coastal Women's Shelter of
Craven, Pamlico & Jones Co. For more
information, call (919) 249-2802 or 249-
0486.
PITT COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL
ARTS DAY 95
The Pitt County Arts Council's Arts
Day '95 will be held on Saturday,
January 28th at the Pitt Plaza Mall.
The Arts Council is inviting any and
all artists representing all mediums
to contact them about booth space to
display and sell their wares! Grass
Roots organizations are invited to
contact the Arts Council as well to
reserve booth space for display infor-
mation. This year the Council invites
all Community performers to submit
audio and video tapes in order to be
considered for entertainment during
the day as well. The Arts Council is
also taking names of volunteers who
wish to donate their time for set up
and on-going activities during Arts
Day as well. Direct all submissions
and inquiries to The Pitt County Arts
Council ARTS DAY 95, PO Box 8191,
Greenville, NC 27835 or call 757-1785
for booth application forms. For fur-
ther information phone Ilene Cox at
752-3247. Students Welcome.
TRF ASI1RF CHESTS
AVAILABLE
The 1993-94 Treasure Chests. Be sure
to pick up your FREE video year-
book. Available at the Student Store,
The East Carolinian, Joyner Library,
Mendenhall and the Media Board of-
fice in the Student Publications Build-
jPfi-
FRinAV Nir.HT EXAM IAM
Relieve all of your stress during this
year's Fri. Night Exam Jam on Dec. 2
at 8:00pm in Christenbury Gymna-
sium. The building will be open for
volleyball, basketball, weight lifting,
fitness classes and more! For more
info, call Recreation Services at 328-
6387
Classifieds
25 words or less:
Students
$2.00
Non-Students
Each additional word
$3.00
$0.05
"A COASTAL CAROLINA
CHRISTMAS"
The third annual "A Coastal Carolina
Christmas" Arts & Crafts show will
be held on December 3rd & 4th at the
Craven County Fairgrounds in New
Bern, NC. Show hours are: Saturday
9:00am-6:00pm and on Sunday
U:00am-5:00pm. A wide variety of
�All ads must be
pre-paid
Displayed
$5.50 per inch:
Liberty Bowl
Trip for
Students,
Faculty, Staff,
and Alumni
$190 per person
Trip includes:
Round-trip bus transportation
Liberty Bowl game ticket
Hotel accommodations for two
nights (double occupancy)
Trip Schedule:
Thursday, Dec. 29
Departure at 6 PM from Mendenhall;
meals and rest stops on the way
Friday. Dec. 30
Arrival at motel east of Memphis; ,
transportation to downtown Memphis for evening;
overnight stay at hotel
Saturday. Dec. 31
9 AM�Transportation to Graceland for optional tour
1 pm�Liberty Bowl Game
After game, depart for return trip;
overnight stay in Nashville
Sunday. Jan. 1
Trip home�Arrival in early evening at Mendenhall
Contact Central Ticket Office, Mendenhall Student Center
328-4788 or 1 -800-ECU ARTS
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East Carolinian to list activities
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Deadlines
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The East Carolinian
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Watch out, here come the Republicans!
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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) 328-6366.
Please � No more headaches!
Class registration, one of the most
trying times during the school year, has
come and gone once again. And since
hindsight vision is 2020, TEC would
like to identify some of the flaws in the
class registration system we have
noticed.
The most irritating consequence ot
registering for classes is having to wait
in line for long periods of time. Many
students wait for hours, and some even
camp out overnight to ensure that in the
morning they get the classes they need.
And then, to add insult to injury, often
after students finally get to the computer
terminal, they are told that they cannot
get their classes until they pay one fine
or another (library book, parking ticket,
etc).
Is all this really necessary? Surely
there exists a remedy that would
preclude all the accompanying
aggravation of class registration. Many
universities, some larger than ECU,
simply allow students to register for classes
over the phone. Why can't we have such a
system? That system, if applied to ECU,
would surely relieve many headaches.
And for those students who are denied
classes because of overdue fines, could
there be an easier way to prevent this? Of
course paying the tine in the first place is
called for, but we at TEC believe the
school administration should mail
those who owe outstanding payments
a letter before the registration period
to forewarn them of their impending
doom if their indebtedness continues.
A system should be worked out where
students could pay their fines at the
registration point itself.
Hopefully, faculty and student
government will act on this outline of
complaints and allow ECU to be an
above-standard experience. If positive
measures are taken, this time of the
year would be a bit more enjoyable in
the future for ECU students.
America the beautiful, or is it ugly?
by Jeff Day
We spend our mornings
hoping for the leader of action, of
one who through decisiveness
and ruthlessness, if need be, will
exercise power to bring us secu-
rity and prosperous lives.
We spend our afternoons
hoping for the leader of poesy
and daring, of one who through
the strength of ideals and the elo-
quence to embody them will teach
us to dream and care again.
And in the evening, when
neither selfishness nor exultation
have proved anythingbuta recipe
for exhaustion, we hope for the
leader who can at once solve the
great political problems of our
age without slighting the equally
apparent urge for selfless human-
ity.
Long have Americans suf-
fered from this schizophrenic
condition, that psychic split be-
tween seif-promotion and self-
sacrifice. We feel the impulse to
care only for one's own, yet are
possessed of the aspiration to
carry the dreams of the world.
We don't want to admit that the
task of attempting both is too
great for us. We seek, above all in
our presidents, a leader of such
breadth of greatness that his
policy and vision are in the com-
bination proof that our greatness
as a people is equal to the task.
There is too little of the sin-
ner and too much of the saint to
condemn the American charac-
ter. There is too little of the saint
and too much of the sinner to
exalt it. Those who would exalt
the ruthless paradigm of realism
might do well to remember that
idealism never so flourishes as
when ideals are nakedly ne-
glected.
And the pundits of an un-
limited altruism reap benefit
when reminded that too many
noble causes will only exhaust
the hero.
In the '50s freedom of dis-
course was temporarily sus-
pended out of fear of commu-
nism. In the following decade,
America exhausted her resources
trying to build the Great Society at
home while fighting a war in
Southeast Asia, ostensibly on
behalf of the ideal of Western de-
mocracy. Never had the nation
struggled so valiantly to carry the
dreams of humanity, both its own
and others.
After Watergate, we elected
an idealist who didn't know how
to inspire with ideals. In the '80s
we elected someone who knew
how to inspire with ideals but
wasn't really an idealist. We draw
back from a leader who speaks of
lofty pursuits but means what he
says too firmly. We reflect in guilt
for having followed a leader who
we admit in hindsight didn't re-
ally mean it at all.
The policies of recent years
betray America's spiritual crisis
over the just proportion of the
idealist's dream and the
pragmatist's necessity.
We needed to fight in the
Persian Gulf on behalf of vital
interests, and that is what we did.
Compassion alone called for in-
tervention in the Balkans to pre-
vent genocide, and intercede we
failed to do. Yet without strate-
gic interest we spent millions
and sustained the loss of sol-
diers' lives to try to diminish
the Somalian people of their
bereaved state.
We forced a Haitian dicta-
torship to step aside to restore
power in the name of democ-
racy and on behalf of a leader
whose speeches not long ago
bristled with anti-American
rhetoric.
One can find places for
pride or shame. Forty million
Americans live below the pov-
erty line. Yet few countries in
the world can boast of a level of
prosperity equal to that of the
United States and enjoyed by a
large majority of the popula-
tion.
One can bow one's head
The Republicans are here!
The Republicans have taken over
the Senate and they are wasting
no time getting down to business.
So libertarians and moderates be-
ware!
On their first order of busi-
ness is an amendment allowing
prayer in the public schools.
Headed by that " likable" fellow,
Newt Gingrich, the Republicans,
with a strong vote of confidence
from religious fundamentalists,
are trying to bring some of that
"old time religion" to the kids.
I don't wish to digress too
far from my main topic by dis-
cussing Newt Gingrich, but I think
it is interesting to consider the
images that the name conjures up.
Newt-a slimy worm-like critter
and Gingrich-rearrange a few let-
ters and you get grinch-the misan-
thropic villain of a quaint Dr. Seuss
story.
Those familiar with the Dr.
Seuss tale know that the grinch
finally has a change of heart, but
somehow I suspect that this
"Ging-grinch" will not be so eas-
ily won over by all the Demos in
Democratville.
As to the impending ques-
tion of an amendment permitting
school prayer, I have to wonder
why this issue should be pressing
all of a sudden. For one, school
prayer has and always will be a
matter of course despite federal
intervention. Secondly, and not to
overstate the obvious, Article I of
the Constitution reads as follows:
Congress shall make no laiv respect-
ing an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
The Republicans are either
illiterate or simply have a flagrant
disregard for the constitutionality
of their decisions. Which scenario
happens to be the case is not im-
portant. What is at issue here is
that the government is trying to
assume powers and responsibili-
ties for which it does not have the
authority.
Most political constituents,
Republican or Democrat, would
prefer less federal control than the
government already exercises.
However, Republican constituents
have foolishly played into the
government's hands by allowing
them to usurp more autonomy
than they should possess.
What troubles me particu-
larly is the political indifference of
my peers in the twenty-something
age group. In reading the Parade
insert in Sunday's paper, I was
appalled at that comments made
by those twenty-something col-
lege students polled on the school
prayer issue. Most were uncon-
cerned or more than willing to
allow the government to step in
and mandate school prayer. If the
government outlawed MTV
would the twenty-something gen-
eration be so compliant?
Let me refresh the minds of
those young voters ,who helped
toelect the Republicans in the most
recent election, as to the attitude
expressed by the Republican can-
didate, George Bush, in the last
presidential election. Bush, like Bill
Clinton, was given the opportu-
nity to come on MTV before the
election to state his political posi-
tion to young voters. However,
Bush not only declined the offer,
but he also responded by making
the comment that he was not go-
ing to pander to a "bunch of teeny-
boppers
For those young voters who
think that the newly-elected Re-
publican faction is going to serve
the interests of their young con-
stituents, I hate to tell you, but
they do not give jack-squat about
you or your interests. Anyway,
the Republicans are too busy pan-
dering to the demands of the reli-
gious fundamentalists, who were
the most influential in getting them
elected.
As to the question of whether
there should be an allowance for
prayer in the public schools, I have
to ask two things? One, what reli-
gion will be the standard for prayer
in the schools? Second, how can
any institutionalized prayer con-
ceivably honor all religious de-
nominations that are represented
here in America?
My response is that any at-
tempts at institutionalized prayer
will inevitably fall short 6f honor-
By Joshua White
ing the religious diversity that
exists in the classroom setting. In
a class where Bobby is a catholic,
Martin is Jewish, Yasahiro is a
Buddhist and Jimmy is an athe-
ist, how can one prayer express
the spiritual aspirations of all
these students?
I have heard people pro-
claim time and time again that
this is a Christian nation. While I
am inclined to agree that Chris-
tianity is the predominate faith
in America, I do not believe that
it is fair to disregard all the other
religious affiliations and simply
say: "Well, tough luck, this is a
Christian nation whetheryou like
it or not
What makes America
unique, at least in theory, is
that we are socially, politically
and religiously diverse. To
federally mandate religious
practices, or any other beliefs
for that matter, is an infringe-
ment on our constitutional
rights. It is not only an in-
fringement on our rights as
citizens, but also an attempt
on the part of congress to re-
write the laws of this country,
which is abhorrent to say the
least.
I think the issue of reli-
gion would best be resolved
by people worshipping how
they want without forcing oth-
ers to accept their views. Spiri-
tuality is not about politics or
amendments. Spirituality is
about an individual's private
and cherished beliefs, and I do
not think that the government
is qualified to make any rules
regarding individual or collec-
tive morality.
If the Republicans and
Newt Gingrich want to give
the wealthy tax breaks, then I
say go ahead because you have
before. If they want everyone
of us to be a bunch of conser-
vative yuppies, then I say why
not, the whole Republican
party is nothing but. However,
if the Republican party thinks
that it can tell me when or
when not to pray, then all I can
say is "See you guys in hell
in shame when the Supreme
Court determines as lawful the
burning in effigy of America's
supreme symbol of national
unity. Others will see in the
decision, as the five justices who
rendered it, the championing
of freedom which, to be mean-
ingful, must allow the desecra-
tion of the flag.
Is America really a land
without heroes? Are burning
flags and crushed fetuses re-
ally the most exalted causes for
which our passions as a people
can be evoked?
The patriot will note that
the only heroes America is with-
out are the ones she lost. Fifty-
nine thousand of them died
across the seas � Vietnam
proved the valiance of
America's sons. All fallen. All
true.
It isn't that America has
no heroes, nor any capacity to
struggle for ideals. Only that
motive is a complex thing, and
life was hard enough without
the gratuitous sacrifice. "God
spare us of heroes once
quipped a British prime-minis-
ter. They expect so much.
Perhaps that's the trick:
to expect neither too much of
ourselves, nor too little. We are
returned to the metaphor of our
journey's day, when we started
in the morning expecting too
little and spent the afternoon
carried away with visions of
goodness no people can long
sustain.
Lincoln spoke of Ameri-
cans as God's "almost chosen
people I suppose the greatest
of heroes felt God would have
trouble making his own a
people whose Southern half
owned slaves. Slavery has
ended, yet I wonder if it would
not be better for Americans to
refuse adoption by divinity. It
surely would be easier. Then
too, our achievements would
be less.
Letters to the Editor
To the Editor:
Over two years ago, I noticed that there were
no recycling bins located in the areas of campus
where plastic-bottled drinks were sold. Using a
"comment card I suggested that the university
install convenient recyclilrig containers for
plastic. I was told that Dining Services and the
grouds department would solve the problem
within a couple of months.
Six months later, I asked about this again
and was told that the recycling issue would be
taken care of after remodeling of the Student
Stores was complete.
Nineteen months after my original
suggestion, I noticed that no progress had been
made, so I wrote another "comment card I
learned that to place additional bins for plastic
bottles would require hiring more Grounds
people than funding allowed.
It is now 26 months later, and I have yet to
see any recycling bins in the essential areas.
The purple plastic refillable mugs are a fine
solution to the problem of excess throwaway
cups, and the recycling trailer is a good idea for
newspapers, etc but a permanent plastic bin
inside the dorms and in the snack bars would be
a practical solution to a serious problem. There
are now iron trashcans outside the Student Stores.
Why couid not two of these be designated for
plastic containers?
If students used such bins properly, this
would result in the containers for actual trash
having to be emptied less often. So why would
additional personnel be required to dispose of
recyclable, as opposed to discarded containers?
John Hobgood
Sophomore






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6 The East Carolinian
November 29, 1994
The East Carolinian
IN THE
Bucket
Meredith Langley
Assistant Lifestyle Editor
"A Drop in the Bucket" is
just what it claims to be: a
very tiny drop in the great
screaming bucket of American
media opinion. Take it as you
will.
What has happened to the
once-glorious music scene in
North Carolina?
The other night I ventured
into Raleigh to see a band at
the Brewery only to find it
scarcely populated and very
apathetic. I was talking to
Jack, the Brewery's legend-
ary sound guru, and I was
astounded to find out that
the small crowd of around
80 people was the largest
crowd that they've seen in
months. In fact, the night
before a band played to a
whopping crowd of three
people! Yes folks, three
people! What has happened
to the days when you had to
stand in line outside of clubs
to see Polvo and other local
acts? Where are all the
people that used to relish
the sounds of a live band?
The following Friday
night I ventured down to
O'Rocks only to find that we
are one of the last towns or
"scenes" to get hit with this
anti-band attitude. The At-
tic and O'Rocks have been
steadily losing crowd sup-
port when bands come to
play, and no one can really
figure out why. It's sad to
walk into a club and watch a
really good band perform to
a crowd of 10 to 15 people.
What's happening in
Greenville and other towns
across North Carolina to
make the scene so pathetic?
Well kiddies, there are
quite a few explanations for
I this sad phenomena, and
they all begin with you, the
reader, standing upon the
edge of the proverbial cliff
of the Greenville scene, also
known as the line outside of
Kelly's.
Hey, I know that bands
like Archers of Loaf and
Picasso Trigger are not play-
ing here anymore, but does
that mean there aren't other
bands good enough to take
their place? Are you people
so concerned with drink spe-
cials that you can't come and
check out a new band every
now and then?
One argument that I have
heard recently is that the
same bands are always play-
ing around here, and people
don't feel like going to see
the same band every week-
end and having to pay them
over and over again. Well,
first of all, the same bands
don't play here every week-
end, but they are playing
more frequently. Why?
Many out of town bands
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Inflatable!
The comedy of Fred
Garbo comes to Wright
Jennifer Coleman
Staff Writer
His face may not be familiar,
but Fred Garbo is as well-known
in the world of children's televi-
sion as Barney or Big Bird. After
all, who else can step behind a
tree (that he's twice as wide as,
by the way) and disappear?
That's right! Fred Garbo is
none other than the man behind
(or rather, inside) Sesame Street's
lovable dog Barkley � and now
he's coming to ECU.
Garbo, along with Brazilian
ballerina Daielma Santos, is
bringing his two-person show,
"The Inflatable Comedy The-
atre to ECU's Wright Audito-
rium as part of the ECU Family
Fare Series.
The Inflatable Comedy The-
ater is unlike any show you will
ever see. Garbo and Santos are
not only masters of physical com-
edy, dance and juggling, but have
invented inflatable costumes,
props and set pieces that add up
to one hour of Tight' entertain-
ment. Audiences of all ages will
enjoy the story of the world's only
human blimp, Fred Zepplin �
The Inflatable Man.
In a show that consists less of
story and more of delightful im-
provisation which feeds off the
audience, Garbo and Santos keep
the audience entertained and in-
volved with the show. The
audience's reaction is as impor-
tant a part of the script as any
lines or choreography. The bal-
loon-like costumes inflate and
transform to form new and sur-
prising shapes. Both Garbo and
Santos have inflatable costumes
that allow them to bound across
the stage as if they were in zero
gravity. The bright colors in the
set and costumes make the entire
show a delight to watch.
Daielma Santos is Garbo's
partner in the "Inflatable Com-
edy Theatre She is originally
from Brazil, and has worked as a
ballerina in many dance compa-
nies. She was the principal dancer
in the Opera Paulista Company
of Sao Paulo, and is widely ac-
claimed as a talented choreogra-
pher and teacher. Currently she
is a guest artist with the Portland
Ballet Company in Maine.
Fred Garbo, who'invented' the
"Inflatable Comedy Theatre has
been a performer most of his life.
From Sesame Street to Broadway,
See INFLATE page 8
Photo Courtesy of Marge Ghilarducci Agency
Fred Garbo, voice of Sesame Streefs Barkley the Dog, makes an outstanding appearance with
partner Daielma Santos as The Inflatable Comedy Theatre, coming soon to Wright Auditorium.
Melrose offers satisfying brain candy
Kevin Chaisson
Staff Writer
I was sitting around last Mon-
day night, enjoying what little
time off I had, and trying to think
of something to do that wasn't
too taxing on my already-vacat-
ing brain cells. A period of chan-
nel surfing brought me to the FOX
network and the Aaron Spelling-
produced opus Melrose Place. Cer-
tainly brainless, but I had made a
pact to myself not to cheapen my
entertainment values and watch
Melrose anymore. Yeah, I confess
I was an avid viewer for awhile
(addict more like it), but had
slowly weaned myself away by
engaging in more educational
pursuits on Mondays, like my
laundry. But just like that pesky
Mafia, every time I think I'm out,
they pull me back in.
For those of you unfamiliar
with Melrose lore who want to
begin watching, don't fret � it's
not really necessary. In fact, any
Melrose history that predates the
arrival of Heather Locklear as the
villainous (yet somehow misun-
derstood) Amanda shouldn't be
acknowledged. The pre-Heather
period Melrose was dull, preachy,
whiny and featured a couple of
cast members that fell by the way-
side when the show was re-
vamped. It's now streamlined
into eight regular cast members,
each of whom can be summed up
in vicious generalizations.
First, there's Michael (Thomas
Callabro), a surgeon and the
show's current S.O.B and Jane
(Josie Bisset), his fashion designer
good girldishrag ex-wife. Add
to the soup another now-defunct
couple, whiny nice-guy Billy (An-
drew Shue), an ad writer, and
Allison (Courtney Thorne-
Smith), a whiny nice-girl-with-a-
penchant-for-booze ad exec. Jake
(Grant Show), the working-class
studboy, and Jo (Daphne
Zuniga), the Cool Nice Girl, have
also called it quits as a couple.
Throw in Sydney (Laurie
Landon), Jane's psychotic (yet
somehow misunderstood), in-
credibly promiscuous little sister
and Matt (Doug Savant), the To-
ken-Homosexual-To-Show-We-
Are-Socially-Conscious charac-
ter, and you've got a nice mix.
And, of course, there's Heather.
Locklear, a seasoned TV vixen
at 32, swooped into Melrose a few
seasons back and became the
show's permanent Special Guest
Star. Luckily for the producers,
Locklear's Amanda was an en-
gaging character, and by sheer
virtue of association, made the
others on the show that way too.
So far, Amanda has taken pole
position at the agency from
Allison, making her Allison's
boss. She also seduced and
then hired Allison's ex, Billy,
as a writer. In addition to hav-
ing a boring "meaningful"
fling with studboy Jake; a
crazed, overprotective ex-con
dad with Mafia ties; and a blos-
soming scheme to snatch the
Agency out from under her
ailing boss, Amanda contin-
ues to sink her talons in all of
the other cast members' affairs
by buying up the Melrose Place
apartments. And that's one
character.
After constant viewing, I've
See MELROSE page 8
The Clause: one law that should be off books
Ike Shibley
Staff Writer
The Christmas season just
seems to be getting earlier and
earlier. On Nov. 11 the first
Christmas film of the season ap-
peared in theaters wrapped in a
red and white outfit and mar-
keted under the cute title The
Santa Clause.
The Santa Clause stars Home
Improvement's Tim Allen as Scott
Calvin, the man who reluctantly
becomes the new Santa Claus.
Because of the family appeal pro-
vided by both the story and
Allen, Disney (the studio respon-
sible for the film) is sure to get
many happy returns from this
Christmas story.
But do they deserve it?
Though families may treat
themselves to an early present
by seeing The Santa Clause, many
may be wishing they could re-
turn the gift. Far from being a
theatrical feature, what The Santa
Clause merits is a television slot
on a Sunday night before Christ-
mas. Disney should be scolded
for foisting this film upon gull-
ible film patrons eager to join in
the holiday spirit. How could a
company so adept at producing
such cinematic treasures from
their animation division con-
tinue to develop such misguided
live action features? Disney's
live action films, instead of the
genuine artistic gift of their ani-
mated features, seem like a
Cracker Jack prize.
The typical Disney touches ex-
ist within The Santa Clause. The
divorced parents (Allen and
Wendy Crewson) of Charlie (Eric
Lloyd) have an amicable, if
strained, separation. Laura, the
mom, is presented as not having
a fault in the world. She has re-
married a psychoanalyst named
Neal (Judge Reinhold) who pon-
tificates about Scott's problems
in the most cloying manner pos-
sible. Between the trite morality
and the tired caricatures stands
the insipid story.
The Santa Clause begins on
Christmas Eve. Charlie is spend-
ing the night with his dad.
When sounds are heard on
the roof, Scott investigates
only to wind up startling
Santa Claus and making him
lose his balance. In Santa's
pocket is a card that states
that should anything happen
to Santa, the person reading
the card should don the suit
and hop in the sleigh. "The
reindeer will know what to
do the card concludes.
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Bon Jovi
Cross Road

When I was in high school, if
you wanted to see me wretch in
pain all you had to do was just
mention the name of Bon Jovi or
hum one of their many success-
ful pop tunes. At the time I was
deep into punk, gothic and the
severe weirdness of the under-
ground music of the time. The
power of Bon Jovi was an insult
to me and those like me, how-
ever few there were.
Well, those kids from New
Jersey, the home of Bruce
Springsteen, have just released
a greatest hits CD, Cross Road,
with a couple of new songs
thrown in to test the top 40 wa-
ters once again. The "best of"
songs have been gleaned from
their past six albums: Keep The
Faith, Nciv Jersey, Slippery When
Wet, Bon Jovi, 7800 Fahrenheit
and Jon's one solo effort, Young
Guns 11. There are three new
tracks on the album including
the new and improved "Prayer
'94
I always grouped Bon Jovi
with those other bastions of bad
music: Ratt, Poison and Motley
Crue. However, when I really
think about it, Bon Jovi is in a
slightly different class from
those dudes. The other groups
almost always sang about sex
or some plastic pseudo-evil sub-
ject that wouldn't scare a
preacher's wife. Bon Jovi sings
about love; adolescent love, but
still love. "Livin' On A Prayer"
and "Lay Your Hands on Me"
are two such songs of a strug-
gling young love. Trite and bor-
ing, yes, but extremely popu-
lar.
Of course they have their
songs of heartbreak: "You Give
Love a Bad Name" and "Bad
Medicine"� two truly awful
songs dealing with the same
worn out subject. Then there is
their one gem of originality,
"Wanted Dead or Alive It is a
song about road life, which they
should know well, and all the
trials of being a big rock star.
Despite how bad it hurts to
say it, there are a few good quali-
ties about the band. Jon himself
has a strong voice, and Richie
Sambora is an extremely accom-
plished guitarist. The keyboard
player, David Bryan, had clas-
sical interests before he joined
the band and even had plans to
study at Julliard. All five mem-
bers have been together for 11
years, so they work very well as
a group. Talent is one thing I
look for in a band, so why do I
hate them so much? Because
they play it safe.
I guess we need the cheesy
ballad singers to counteract the
harsh realities of life, and that is
where Bon Jovi serves their
purpose. Why listen to Kurt
Cobain scream about life in-
modern America when you
can lose yourself in a story
about forbidden teenage love
in a cheap hotel room? Like I
said, they avoid reality and
play it safe.
So there are three new
songs on the CD. "Someday
I'll Be Saturday Night" is a
song about being wild and
carefree under discouraging
circumstances. Oh, wow. "Al-
ways" is another pathetic bal-
lad about lost love. Then
there is the new and im-
proved "Prayer '94 It is a
slowed-down version of this
classic Bon Jovi hit with an
acoustic feel and a synthe-
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The East Carolinian 7
Danzig strikes fearful chord
Brandon Waddell
Staff Writer
The house lights went off and
the raging crowd turned sinister
as flaming wads of toilet paper
arced through the air. The min-
utes that preceded the main act,
Danzig, should have forewarned
me that "general admission" is
fancy terminology for "only the
insane stay on the floor When
the first note shot through my
ears, it was then that I, your fear-
less and intrepid staff writer, be-
gan to feel as though my hours
were numbered among the an-
ger-ridden mob of faithful Danzig
followers.
Opening act, Type O Negative,
managed to get the already- en-
thused crowd into a frenzy with
their speed metal sound and
thrashing about onstage. They
performed all original material;
no cover songs. Though many un-
derground bands are unable to
get a crowd motivated playing
their own songs, Type O Negative
accomplished and exceeded their
job to get the boisterous audience
members ready for Danzig.
Danzig is currently on a North
American tour supporting their
fourth CD appropriately titled
Danzig4, released early last month.
They played at the Civic Center in
Raleigh last Wednesday night to
an intense crowd of about 600. The
entireband was clad in black: black
T-shirts, black leather pants, black
boots and all band members have
black hair. The stage setup was
simple, yet threatening. On either
side of the drum kit were inverted
crosses; all speakers were held to-
gether by black cargo netting and
bolted to the stage, obviously to
save them from the onslaught of
fans. Judging from appearances,
one could immediately recognize
that this show would be an omi-
nous experience to say the least,
but the show hadn't even started
yet.
After a few measures of the
opening song, frontman Glenn
Danzig finally appeared under the
tight, red spotlight. The crowd
erupted and thepushingand shov-
ing quickly gave way to what one
concert-goer referred to as "The
Pit of Death A mob of about 200
were violently moshing in the
middle of the floor, apparently try-
ing to murder one another. After a
long, dark pause onstage, the band
furiously performed their most
popular cut, "Mother By now,
the shirtless Glenn Danzig was
screaming at an unruly horde of a
mob.
On the floor of the Civic Center,
the violence was real, not unlike
an encounter between two rival
Los Angeles street gangs. The only
difference was there were no sides,
it was each man for himself. It was
more like a battlefield than any
concert I've ever attended as the
casualties piled up. Stretchers were
being run almost like a shuttle ser-
See DANZIG page 8
CLAUSE
From p. 6
Promptly the old Santa Claus hopelessly fake. Also during the
disappears and Scott is left hold- year Scott must fight to save his
ing the bag (pun intended). son because Charlie's teachers
Though skeptical, Scott hops and parents worry that he is suf-
into the sled, and delivers the fering from delusions. Scott
toys and then finds himself trans- eventually loses visitation rights
BUCKET
ported to the
North Pole.
At the pole
Calvin finds
a poor ex-
cuse for a
Hollywood
toy shop, re-
plete with
children
wearing
plastic on
their ears to
make the
ears look
pointy. At
the toy shop
Scott learns that he must return
in a year to deliver the toys again.
During the next 12 months Scott
gains an incredible amount of
weight and finds his hair turn-
ing white. The transformation,
like every effect in the film, looks
because he is
warping
Charlie's
mind.
All the
melodrama
plays as tired
plot trappings
to achieve the
desired heart-
tugging end-
ing. Nothing
in the film
seems real.
The produc-
tion design,
along with the
story, was obviously not a top
priority for the filmmakers.
Rushing The Santa Clause out for
a Christmas release to capitalize
on the patrons' goodwill seemed
to be all that was on the mind of
these filmmakers.
From p. 6
who used to love playing in
Greenville clubs have stopped
coming here because the crowds
are so small, they don't feel wel-
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As I said earlier, Greenville is
not the only town to get hit with
this apathetic behavior. The Fall-
out Shelter, known as one of the
East Coast's top 10 clubs for up
and coming underground bands,
has now stopped taking in bands
altogether. When people such as
Kim Deal from the Breeders and
Billy Corgan from Smashing
Pumpkins have made appear-
ances in a place that now hosts a
dance night seven nights a week,
we know that there is something
really amiss in the state band
scene.
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line forever just to be able to
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behavior ridiculous, but pathetic
as well. I guess only those of you
who go and have a good time
there have an answer for this,
and I invite you to tell me, be-
cause I have never had fun in
any of these places, and I do not
think I ever will.
However, I have found that
with every problem, there is usu-
ally a simple solution, and this
happens to be one of those prob-
lems. Basically, stop complain-
ing about how the same bands
are always playing here, because
that is not the case, and start to
go see some of the bands that are
new, because some of them are
really good! These bands may
not be your typical dance club
music with the pumping bass
and elaborate mixing, but some
of these bands could someday
be the new buzz clip on MTV,
and you'll get to see them before
anyone else. So, put that in your
pot and stir it for a little while,
and while it simmers, go and
check out local bands, because
pretty soon they are going to
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Tim Allen does a respect-
able job, but the viewer can
see his routine on television.
Allen adds nothing to his char-
acter. At one point Scott
Calvin looks at a toy tool belt
with wonder. This one scene
may be the only real pleasure
of the film and the only
unique aspect that Tim Allen
brings to the film. The rest of
the cast is like so much tinsel
on the tree, necessary to the
film, but not add ing any thing
to it. Allen serves as the lights
on the tree and tries to pro-
vide some dim illumination.
So much in The Santa
Clause defies logic. The origi-
nal Santa Claus falls from the
roof; yet when Scott becomes
Santa, he is always lifted
through the air by his sack of
toys. So how could the origi-
nal Santa Claus ever fall? In
the original story Scott was
supposed to shoot Santa. I
guess the filmmakers do have
some sense because they al-
tered that scene. Later a magi-
cal ball gets introduced into
the story, yet its function
never gets clearly explained.
A story like The Santa Clause
needs magic to carry the
storyline, but the only magic
in this film is how it even got
off the drawing board. More
magic lies with the few pages
of Chris Van Allsburg's The
Polar Express than in the en-
tire length of The Santa Clause.
The low quality of The Santa
Clause almost makes me anx-
ious for Miracle on 34th Street,
which is a miracle because
John Hughes grates on my
nerves. Children will enjoy
The Santa Clause if only be-
cause of the guy in the red
suit. Otherwise, the bickering
divorced parents, the staid,
analytical step-father, the ro-
botic, mechanical reindeer
and the minimal production
value make The Santa Clause
seem like a lump of coal in
one's cinematic stocking.
On a scale of one to ten, The
Santa Clause rates a four.
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SEE THE FILMS HOLLYWOOD
WANTS TO MAKE
LA FEMME CYRANO DE
NIKITA BERGERAC
By Luc Besson, with Anne Parillaud,
Jean-Hugues Anglade, Jeanne Moreau
By Jean Paul Rappeneau,
with Gerard Depardieu
Wednesday 1130
Thursday 121
MADAME BOVARY
By Claude Chabrol, with Isabella Huppert
Friday
122
THREE MEN
AND A CRADLE
By Coline Serreau, with Roland Giraud,
Michel Boujenah, Andre Dussoher
TOO BEAUTIFUL
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November 2). 1994
8 The En si Ctiroliniuii
INFLATE
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MELROSE
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JO VI
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he has delighted audiences foi
many years. He was the mam
juggler in "Barnum" on Broad-
way, and toured Europe in the
Obie Award-winning
"Fools fire
It would be difficult to say
what to expect from (larbo's per-
formance here at ECL Certainly
expect juggling, dancing, musk
acrobatics, jumping around and
just generalfun. However, don't
discount the unexpected. This
performance could be full of sur-
prises.
1HC3 -i
fc�-3
1 here will be onh one perfor-
mance open to the publi
p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 at tCL.
Tickets are available at the Cen-
tral ricket Office. Ticket prices
are SS twr the general public and
56 for ECU faculty and staff. ECU
students can get in tor $5. Buy
your tickets in advance, because
at the door it's $8 for everyone.
GOLDEN CHINA
(ORIGINAL CHINATOWN EXPRESS
4? 4
found that it's the fei
ters that drive this sh ��� Kside
from the always-inti
Amanda, there is my personal I i
vorite, Dr. Kimberly Shaw (M n
Cross), Michael's current wife
What a great charad fter a
ho-humbeginning f �as
turned into a scar) diva bitch.
When she and Michael b an
engaged (thefirst time),Kimbi i
endured Michael's boou
lent behaviors and general sleazi
ness armed with just a va i
smile, like she had Prozac hooked
ap in an .V. to her arm.
Then came the crash. Michael
practiced drunk-driving and
killed Kimberly. Then, in then �
masterful coup this show has
pulled off, Kimberly comes bac k.
But this time, something weird is
hiding behind that vacant smile.
Now sweet, pretty mannequin
Kimberlv has turned into Lady
Macbeth. Since the crash, Kim-
berly has tried to kill Michael two
or three times. Dressed as jane,
Kimberlv mowed Michael down
right in broad daylight � and still
Kiini lias
rue.
War 'k of
is lo's big confronta
on w ith tli. of Reed, her
er and father of her child.
ist lost custody in court
n't even been bom
eti Exi �' nastj.
psychotic
ind odid have to kill
inon the open
pool this child
drug tti
In another corner, dishrag jane
may have a chance to become a
character with evil-Aussie
konew lover.Chris trying to
steal Jane's sanity and fashion de-
sign company right out from un-
der her. Sydney has run into the
arras of studboy Jake after being
stalked and attacked bv evil-Aussie
sicko and 1 think I've gotten
carried awav . With these goings-
on, next season the show may have
to be titled Bedlam Place.
No one would ever mistake
elrose Place tor art, but it is an
entertaining no-brainer. Think of
it as cotton candy tor the mind; not
much there, but tnmm, bov! On a
scale of one to ten, bAelrost rates a
seven.
n's world should
be slowh unraveling, after dis-
covering she was sexuall) abused
as a young child, losing Billy to a
much better-looking woman, and
getting inti relationship" with
buffdruj m Bloom. Allison
will be stating her name in front of
an AA meeting real soon.
sied drum; it's the inv
somj; except slower. I think it
would be fair to say that they
stick to the same formula that
made them famous, hitting
the 14-vear-olds right in the
heart.
Forallofyou Bon Jovi fans
of the past, Crossroad is a trip
down nostalgia lane to a time
when you wanted ripped
jeans and a big hairdo to
match your teen idol. Foi
people like me, the feeling i-
not so good. All nostalgia
trips into the '80s should be
cancelled before someone
gets hurt.
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November�. IW4
The East Carolinian 9
The East Carolinian
Sports
Men's and women's hoopsters win openers
(SID) � bast Carolina sopho-
more Skipp Schaefbauer poured in
a game and career-high 21 points,
as the Piratesdeteated AngeloState
89-54 at Rose High School in
Greenville toopen their 1444-45 bas-
ketball season.
ECU. whoalso received 13 points
from Anton Gill and 11 points from
Chuckie Robinson, jumped out to
an early 14-5 lead, while holding
the Rams to no field goals in the
first eight minutes o the contest.
The Rams, now 3-1 on the rea-
son, answered back with a 10-2 run
of their own to cut the ECU lead to
16-15 at the 4:1 S mark on a three-
pointerbv Marcus Davis, I lowever.
that was as close as the Rams would
come to the Pirates the rest of the
way.
"Scfnefbauer played well. He is
going to give you that kind of ef-
fort said ECU head coach Eddie
Payne. "Hopefully he is going to
make those shots because when he
does, he's going to be effective.
Tom Parham also did a nice job
for us today
ECU dominated the glass as
well, finishing with a 56-36 re-
bounding advantage. Vic
Hamilton led the Pirates with eia;ht
boards, while Robinson and Von
Bryant added seven a piece.
The Pirates would close the first
half with a 20-7 scoring flurry, in-
cluding a lavup by Gill at the
buzzer to pad their lead to 41-26
heading into the break.
ECU would extend its lead to as
much as 38 points (85-47) with 5:30
remaining in the game.
Angelo State was led by Alan
Bradley and Chad Elliott, as each
netted 18 points a piece.
ECU, now 1-0 on the season,
will return to action this Monday
evening as thev travel to play Ap-
palachian State. Tip-off is set for 7
pm.
File Photo
Skipp Schaefbauer was named to CAA All-Rookie team in 1993.
ECU's Tracey Kelley scored 21
points and Danielle Charlesworth
added 19 as the Lady Pirates beat
Coppin State 84-61 Saturday night
in Baltimore, Md. As a team,the
Lady Pirates shot 44 percent from
beyond the three-point arc and
turned the ball over just 11 times in
the contest.
ECU led 40-29 at halftime.
Justine Allpress played exception-
ally well off the bench for head
coach Rosie Thompson, scoring 13
points while registering eight as-
sists, two steals and a blocked shot.

All ECU fans should mail order
their St. Jude Liberty Bowl tickets
through the ECU Athletic Ticket
Office. Bowl ticket order forms were
mailed on Mon Nov. 21 to the
following groups: Pirate Club mem-
bers, football season ticket holders,
and selected alumni. Pirate Club
members who meet the Nov. 30
(Thursday) priority ticket order
deadline, will receive first priority
on seating assignments. ECU stu-
dents wi 11 have a block of seats and
those tickets will go on sale Dec. 5
on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Students should watch the school
newspaper for detailed informa-
tion.
"The accomplishments of this
year's Pirate football team have set
the stage for our fans to make a
verv valuable statement nationally
by following the team to Memphis
for the St. Jude Liberty Bowl on
New Year's Eve Pirate athletic
director Dave Hart said. "All eyes
in college athletics will be watch-
ing to see how our fans respond
Bowl ticket policy goals will be
based upon the priority system and
availability to as broad a distribu-
tion as possible to all supporters.
Ticket limits will be adjusted ac-
cording to allotted ticket availabil-
ity.
Students must present their
valid ECU ID to be eligible to pur-
chase these designated tickets, and
can be purchased at S30.00 each.
All other St. Jude Liberty Bowl
ticket orders will be accepted by
mail.
Exam Jam aims
to relieve stress
(RS) � To help cope with the
stress of up-coming exams, Rec-
reational Services will sponsor
an Exam Jam. Christenbury
Gym facilities will be open for
activities that include basket-
ball, weight lifting, volleyball
and swimming. This will take
place on Fridav, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m,
and the facility will beopen until
midnight for student, staff and
faculty use.
Two free aerobic classes
ought to be the event's high-
light
"It's here that we expect the
greatest return, as it has proved
the most popular last semester
said Nelson Cooper, graduate
assistant for Intramural Sports.
A water aerobics class will be
held in the pool at 8 p.m with
floor aerobics scheduled at 9 p.m.
Other activities will include
basketball (8-10 p.m.), volleyball
(10-12 p.m.), water basketball
and swimming (both after 9
p.m.). The weight room will re-
See EXAM page 10
Photo Courtesy of ECU SID
Tracey Kelley, shown last season versus JMU, scored 21 points in the Lady Pirates win
over Coppin State. As a sophomore, she brings much-needed exDerience to the '94 team.
Ruggers fall in nat'l tourney
Casey Brannigan
Staff Writer
Tine emotional high of playing
until you lose got the Pirate ruggers
to the final eight in the east before
the sky fell in. After beating Caro-
lina (26-23) in early November to
enter the national championship
tournament, the ruggers disposed
of Georgia Tech (26-9) before travel-
ing to Annapolis, Md. where they
defeated Virginia Tech (24-12) but
lost to Navy, the number-two team
in the country, (6b-3).
The season ended with the Pi-
rates having gone further than any
other NorthCarolinacollegiate team
in history. In their run toward the
championship of over 400 collegiate
rugby clubs, the Pirate ruggers de-
feated every North Carolina colle-
giate side in the Spring-1994 cam-
paign, then won their division in the
fall. This unique triple crown, with
championships in Division I, Divi-
sion II and Matrix Competition, has
never been done before.
Unlike preceding years, the Pi-
rates then began to move through
the tournament brackets in their
quest for a national title. They de-
feated Georgia Tech with iron de-
fense and an all-out, go-tor-broke
attacking rugbv. In theGeorgia Tech
game, the Pirate ruggers probably
played their best match of the sea-
son.
In Annapolis, the ruggers faced
perennial North Carolina-nemesis
Virginia Tech and outscored them
with a fine display of 15-man, at-
tacking rugby punctuated with a
rockhard defense. ECU was led by
Richard Moss, who nailed fourpen-
alty goals and a conversion to put 14
points on the board. Rick Snow and
Bvron Sullivan each got tries as the
Pirates came from behind to get into
the third round of 32 teams.
"You pass to score tries but you
kick to win games said coach Larry
Babits. "Opie Moss came through
despite the wind and bad angles for
kicking
Theirdestinv in their own hands,
the Pirates knew what they had to
do against Navy, a 55-10 winner
oxer Delaware.
"Coach told the towards to hold
their own because our backs were
superior to Navy's Sullivan said.
"Unfortunately, we got beaten
down
Nlaw did nothing fancy. They
stuck to basic 10-man rugby and
weie technically excellent in retain-
ing possession of the ball. They ran
few plays, but they ran them repeat-
edly at such a speed that the Pirate
defense was stretched, then broken.
Even at that, the Pirates could
point with pride to holding Navy
out of their end zone longer than
any other team this year. It was al-
most six minutes into the match
when Navy finally got all the points
thev would need. ECU had scoring
opportunities throughout the match,
but penalties and poor play selec-
tion snuffed them out as surely as
did the Navy defense. At halftime,
the score stood 37-0, and only a Moss
penalty 30 seconds into the second
half averted a shutout.
Despite the horrific 66-3 score,
the Pirate ruggers were pleased
with the season.
"Nooneever got this far from
North Carolina Ail-American
Jay Kellersaid. "Theseason was
a success. We just have to play
better quality teams if we want
to go further. It was a gTeat learn-
ing experience
This attitude was mirrored
by other player comments, es-
pecially t'h half Steve Flippen.
" We came together as a team
only at the end of theseason he
said. "We peaked at the right
time but we didn't have Navy's
See RUGBY page 10
File Photo
The Christenbury weight room will be open extended hours
during the Exam Jam. Rec Services' alternative to studying.
Upcoming ECU Sports
Saturday, December 3
Men's Basketball vs. Georgia Tech
at Atlanta. da I p.m.
Women 's Basketball at I !B( ' Tournament
iUMBC, ECU, Columbia and Delaware
State) at Baltimore. Md.
Sunday, December 4
IV. Basketball at UMBC Tournament
at Baltimore, Md.
Tuesday, December 6
Men's Basketball vs. Campbell
at Fayetteville. N.C 7:30 p.m.
Photo by Scot Hall
ECU's Opie Moss and Mike Patterson, shown against UNC,
have become important role players for the rugby team.
Con (j rat u fa t ions!
Mr. Robinson's neighborhood was at
Appalachian State University last night. Good
shot, Chuckie!





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The issue is no longer about
whether the nation's capital would
react favorably to the Washington
Bullets and their recent acquisition
ofChrisWebberandJuwan Howard.
No sir, the only question now is
when do we start hosing down this
previously cynical city?
How giddy are Washingtonians
about this hoop renaissance charged
by the Fab Two?
In a front-page article in Sunday's
Washington Post Style section, an
unabashed bit of satirical boosterism
that projected the meaning of life in
D.C. over the next 20 years as a result
of Webber and Howard. We give
you this brief excerpt:
"You read it here first Let it be
known that on a single glorious day
November 17,1994�the fortunes
of the Capital City were instantly
reversed. It was on that day that a
basketball superstar named Chris
Webber was traded from the Golden
state Warriorsond the Bullets signed
their top draft pick, Juwan
1 owardToday belongs to basket-
ball, and tomorrow to Washington.
"Because Washington, D.C. is
about to become the Florence of the
20th Century
D.C. is out of control. Two weeks
ago, in the great pro basketball uni-
verse, Washington wasn't even the
Fort 1 ee, N.Jofthe late 20th century.
Now it's Florence1
With this as a backdrop, we take
you to the USAir Arena Saturday
night, wherea selloutcrowd of 18,736
have "grown ugly and impatient be-
cause the Great 1 loop Renaissance
wasn't happening.
The Bullets were on their way to
their fifth consecutive defeat�No. 3
since the arrival of Webber and
Howard � a particularly unsightly
112-96 loss to the Los Angeles Lak-
ers, and the boos rained down.
The fans were foolishly expect-
ing miracles. They want immedi-
ate gratification on the run of sea-
son-ticket sales that turned the
Bullets into the hottest ticket in
town.
But when you drop two new
players onto a team two weeks
into the season without training
camp � even players as talented
as last year's NBA Rookie of the
Year (Webber) and the fifth pick
in this year's draft (Howard) �
miracles don't happen so easily.
The Bullets are like a large and
inviting present on Christmas Eve.
They are right there in front of
you, but you can't open them just
yet.
The Bullets are going to be good.
They are suddenly one of the
NBA's franchises of the future with
a collection of solid, young talent.
RUGBY
From p. 9
experience and dL spline to execute
under pressure. They took us out of
our game plan and left us hanging.
We were competitive, but what was
good in North Carolina is inadequate
in the national tournament
The Pirates can certainly be proud
of making the final eight in the east.
USA Rugby East has over 200 colle-
giate clubs, twice the total of any-
other territory. This means the com-
petition for the lone eastern repre-
sentative is especially fierce. Oddly
enough, had the Pirates lost to Caro-
lina, they almost certainly would
have reached the eastern final four
through the weak Group IV region.
It is obvious the ECU rugby club has
made major improvements over the
last three years. This year, thought
to be a rebuilding phase, shows how
far thev have come.
The Pirates will reap individual
benefits from their team success.
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collegiate team. Others will be
selected for the North Carolina
collegiate select side. The higher
level all-star training and compe-
tition is important because team
leaders will bring back new and
better ways of doing things. The
trickle down effect had a major
impact on the 1994 team when
five players were selected to the
East all-star team and one went
on to All American standing.
The impact of better coaching
and greater intensity is impor-
tant because almost half of this
year's team will not be back in the
spring due to graduation. Three
key positions must be filled with
new players in January. Despite
having to replace vital players,
the future looks bright.
"We are a good side. Navy
was just better on the day
scrumhalf Dennis McLane said.
"We have a solid core to build on.
What we need now is a new group
of freshmen and sophomores to
provide the resource base for the
next couple of years
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The East Carolinian, November 29, 1994
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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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November 29, 1994
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