The East Carolinian, January 19, 1995

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January 19, 1995
Vol 69, No. 68
The East Carolinian
Circulation 12,000
East Carolina University
Greenville, N C
14 pages
Math classes top difficult list
Study shows over one-half
Algebra students making
below-average grades
Wendy Rountree
Staff Writer
No one wants a grade of "D"
or "F" on their transcript. Now, a
recent report initiated by the Office
of Undergraduate Studies and
graphed by university planning and
institutional research has shown
courses and course areas that have
continually caused students prob-
"This information comes from
the Office of Undergraduate Stud-
ies said Dr. Robert Denney, associ-
ate director for university college.
"We have a computer program that
we run at the end of each semester
that tells the grade distribution for
Unlike the Academic Difficulty
Reports that monitor freshmen
course difficulties, this program in-
cludes all students.
"This program counts up the
number of grades, the As, Bs, Cs, Ds
and Fs for each course, and then
ranks the courses by the raw num-
ber of Ds and Fs for a given course
and prints them out from highest to
lowest Denney said. "We only print
out the top 50 in terms of Ds and
The actual number crunching
and report was done by university
planning and institutional research.
"Basically, all we did was ar-
range the data for them in a way that
made it more manageable for them
to start locking at it s?.id Robert J.
Thompson, director of planning and
institutional research.
A number of courses repeat-
edly show up on the report, includ-
ing Math 1065 and Biology 1050.
However, the percentages may be
misleading when comparing a class
with 150 students to a class with 30
"You can't go and say here are
the worst courses on campus said
Charles Kirby Jr associate director
for planning and enrollment analy-
ses. "The courses that you see here,
if you look at the head count, the
number of students in those courses,
you're going to find that they are the
big ones.
"The introduction to biology,
chemistry, the math courses. Those
are the ones with all the students in
them. So, you would have a higher
number of Ds and Fs in those courses
because of the overall number in the
"The most dramatic example of
that is the freshman composition
class Denney said. "There are some-
thing like 1,100 to 1,200 students
who take freshman composition.
Whereas you may have a history class
or some other class, having only one
section of it and 20 people in it"
"Theoretically, say 15 people
out of that 20 people in that class
make a D or an F. That would be a
very hard class but only 15 Ds or Fs.
English 1100, has 1,100 people who's
grades are sufficient, but because
there are so many students you may
have 50 Ds or Fs in t hat course. In
this program, English 1100 would
come out ahead of this other course
in the ranking, but that's a false mea-
sure of which is the harder course
Though the undergraduate of-
fice initiated the report, the findings
will be used by the faculty senate's
advising and retention committee.
"Undergraduate studies is not
the consumer of this information
Denney said. "The Undergraduate
studies generates the information,
and we take it to the university ad-
See FAIL page 4
MATH 106555
MATH 107451
PHYS 105049
BIOL 105049
CHEM 116049
Statistics provided by Planning & Institutional Research
Help on the way
North Carolina ferries have taken on a new look � complete with
the official school colors of the UNC System schools.
NC Central
UNC-Chapel Hill
royal bluegold
It. bluewhite
Cedar Island
Cape Point
Silver Lake
Lines at cashier's
office seem endless
now, but solutions
are coming
Tambra Zion
Assistant News Editor
Info, provided by State Division of Ferries
Ferries get
new look
Nan Patterson
Staff Writer
A true East Carolina Pirate ship
will be sailing the ocean blue in onfy a
matter of weeks.
The Department of Transporta-
tion (DOT), in compliance with the State
Division of Ferries, will be redecorating
16 ferries to match the 16 college cam-
puses in the University of North Caro-
lina education system.
The decision to repaint the ferries
was a move to show support for the
state's public colleges and universities.
"This identification of each uni-
versity will allow people from out to state
the opportunity to leam more about the
outstanding system of higher education
in North Carolina said Chancellor Ri-
chard Eakia
The decision to repaint the ferries
was a move to show support for the
state's public colleges and universities.
"I am delighted that DOT has
elected to undertake this program
Eakin said. "As I understand, a new ferry
has been painted with the East Carolina
University colors
According to the Division of Fer-
ries, several million people use the ferry
system each year. The ferry system is
useful to N.C. residents and is also an
excellent tourist attractions. In 1992,37
percent of the riders aboard were from
out of state.
The idea first erupted with a visit
to the N.C. ferry maintenancy yard by
DOT Secretary Sam Hunt After seeing
the drab, uncolorful ferries, he originated
an idea to help the beauty of the vessels.
"Originally, I thought that each of
the school systems could adopt-aOboat
and send art students to paint murals
on the sides of the boats - to give them
color Hunt said.
The style of the ferries can easily
be converted to represent the campuses
by adding color stripes and mascot logos
to the original black and white colors.
"The DOT wanted to use what
the state already has and then improve
it said Sam Hunt, Department of Trans-
portation secretary.
The East Carolina ferry, titled Ce-
dar Island, was the first to be painted
and displayed directly from the shipyard.
Norm Carolina State University's red and
white was the second. Appalachian State
University was the first vessel to be reno-
vated with their black and gold moun-
taineer emblem.
"The renovations give a 100 per-
cent better look for the ferries, and we
have had only good responses from the
public Hunt said. "As an ECU gradu-
ate, I feel that the purple and gold of the
East Carolina ship is the prettiest one
out there
Just about everyone has seen the
line that stretches around Spilman,
home of the cashier's office, at the be-
ginning of each semester. Students have
to wait in line for three hours at times,
but help is on the way.
This spring, ECU is planning to
implement a new computer system
which could electronically change the
way financial aid, and other money
matters are handled.
"Because we are anticipating that
change to a new computer system, we
expect that the way we do business is
going to change significantly over the
next year or two Rose Mary Stelma,
director of financial aid, said. "We will
look at electronically paying financial
aid and eliminating the need for stu-
dents to stand in line most of the time.
One of the things we want to do
is, instead of writing a check for all the
grant and loan programs through our
office, we want to just have that credit
appear on your bill if your record is
O.K its already there on your account
and then you don't have to stand in line
to endorse those checks
Standing in line is something
most students could do without
'It sucked, I stood in line for two
hours the first time, just to find out my
check wasn't in communications ma-
jor Jeff Lee said. He snuck in the back
door the next time around. "I paid my
tuition, and I didn't feel like I had to
stand in it again -1 didn't want to have
to wait in line, that was ridicules
The majority of students waiting
in line are there to receive financial aid
"It makes me really mad to wait
for an hour and a half to find out my
check wasn't even there Meredith Lan-
gley, a sophomore said. "They should
have a better way of letting you know if
you owe money
Stelma agreed. She said it is a
good idea to check with financial aid
before waiting in line at the cashier's
office, even though financial aid also
experiences such back-ups at the begin-
ning of the semester. The lines seem to
be unavoidable.
"It is not a system that we like in
financial aid, it is not a system that the
cashier likes, it is not a system that stu-
dents like Stelma said. "It really is a
system that creates a lot of stress and
aaxiety but it works. The money goes
from point A to point B and the
student's bill gets paid
Stelma said students have to visit
the cashier's office at least three times
See HELP page 3
ECU Jazz Band
shakes up Cali
Warren Sumner
Staff Writer
ECU has received a great deal of
national exposure in the past months
from the success of its athletic programs.
Many eyebrows have been raised in the
region with the university's Shared Vi-
sions improvement campaign and ECU
has extended its student base to include
incoming freshmen from around the
Last weekend, the ECU School of
Music had its opportunity to act as an
ambassador for the university, when the
ECU Jazz Ensemble traveled to Anaheim,
Ca to attend the International Associa-
tion of Jazz Educators 22nd Annual In-
ternational Conference. The group per-
formed at 9 am. Friday at the Anaheim
Hilton and shared the same stage with
some of the giants of the jazz world.
The trip marks a tremendous
achievement for the program, which has
garnered attention around the east coast
with the release of their CD last year.
Not only did the ensemble represent the
university, but the entire state, as they
were the only performing ensemble from
North Carolina at the conference.
Invited in the company of some
of the top jazz outfits in the nation, the
group agreed to open the conference as
a culmination of years of work at the
ECU School of Music. The group con-
sisted of over 30 members and performed
a seven-song program for some of the
top professionals in the music industry
who were on hand to hear the best ECU
has to offer.
The director of the ensemble,
Carroll Dashiell, said the experiences
gained at the conference could prove to
be one of the biggest educational oppor-
tunities the program has ever had. He
said the compliments the band received
about their performance were a testa-
ment to the hard work that has brought
the ECU jazz program to the level it
stands at today.
"The thing that was happening
with this group at the conference was
that we had a well-rounded program
Dashiell said. "I heard so many comments
from different people saying 'Man, you
know that the thing that was really nice
was that, you guys played with great dy-
namics, you had the ups and the downs'
and 'You played such a diverse program
it was really great
"A couple of times you'd look out
and see our 'cats' having lunch and you'd
see (jazz greats) Billy Taylor or Freddie
Hubbard or Horace Silver sitting at the
next table. Those things, man you just
See JAZZ page 2
Doctoral Research Day planned
Ike Shibley
Staff Writer
Students interested in learning
more about the medical field and what
occurs on the other side of campus may
consider attending the annual Doctoral
Student Research Day.
The Doctoral Student Associa-
tion, a group composed of graduate
students at the School of Medicine, will
be holding its third annual Doctoral
Student Research Day on Jan. 24 at
the Greenville Hilton.
"The day's goal is to open the
lines of communication between gradu-
ate students, both on main campus and
at the medical school said Dr. David
Terrian, associate professor in anatomy
and cell biology. "The day is also de-
signed to increase public awareness of
the vital role of sciences education and
research in the medical community
Research Day provides an oppor-
tunity for doctoral students in the sci-
ences to gain recognition. The role of
graduate students in the medical
school is sometimes forgotten amid the
mission to train general practitioners.
"Medical schools have more than
one mission says Dr. Alvin Volkman,
associate dean of research and gradu-
ate studies. "The mission that gets
talked about here is the training of
medical students to deliver a particu-
lar and important kind of care to meet
the needs of the public. But, medical
schools also have a mission to seek new
knowledge relating to causes and
mechanisms of diseases and ever-im-
proving treatment A large part of our
faculty is engaged in such research and
related scholarly activity
Volkman stressed the impor-
tance of students pursing their master's
degrees who will later work towards
their doctorates.
"As part of this mission, we at
ECU have an active graduate program
leading to the degree of PhD. This is
the Doctoral Program. It is important
in the training of medical students that
they be taught in an atmosphere of in-
quiry and progress. In these ways, our
research program, including our doc-
toral program, supports our missioa"
This year the Doctoral Student
Association will be hosting Dr. Steve
Fuller as the keynote speaker for Re-
search Day. Dr. Fuller is the chairm?n
of the department of sociology and so-
cial policy at the University of Durham
in England. During his talk, "The Two
Cultures Revisited: Who's Afraid of the
Sociology of Science Fuller will dis-
cuss "the lack of communication be-
tween humanistically and scientifically
trained person
The speech title was taken from
a 1959 speech given by physicist -nov-
elist C.P. Snow who divided the world
into two cultures, arts and sciences.
Dr. Fuller's speech will address the gap
between scientists and non-scientists.
Doctoral Student Research Day
will offer a full day of intense, special-
ized scientific data. Over 20 students
will have hard sciences which add to
the growing body of scientific knowl-
edge. The Research Day will conclude
with a softer, but no less important,
science, that of philosophy and sociol-
ogy. Dr. Fuller's talk will provide a per-
spective in which to view all the data
that has been presented during the day.
"Research Day is for students
of all interests, not just scientists, and
with Dr. Fuller to give the keynote
for the day, we felt we have put to-
gether an important and informative
meeting said Amy Roscoe, the presi-
dent of the Doctoral Student Associa-
Doctoral Student Research Day
begins at 11 a.m. on Jan. 24 with reg-
istration beginning at 10 a.m. Dr.
Fuller's talk will follow dinner, which
begins at 5:45 p.m. The events of the
day are free of charge (with the ex-
ception of the dinnerspeech which
costs $5 for students and10 for non-
students). Advanced registration is
suggested and can be done by calling
Katrina Searcey at 816-2808. A lim-
ited number of tickets will be avail-
able at the door on a first-come-first-
serve basis.
The Percolator perks up downtownpage
Take a break from a boring lecturepage O
Chuckie Robinson heats up on and off the I C.
Raining canned hams
Breezy, breezy
The ECU Pirates slipped past the
Richmond Spiders last night for a 69-67
victory. The win marked victory 225 for
Minges Coliseum. Highlights included
four 3-pointers by Chuckie Robinson,
placing him in an elite group.

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Thursday, January 19. 1995
The East Carolinian
JAZZ from p. 1
can't beat that. (Trumpet star) John
Faddis said Man. you guys were hittin
and the vice-president of the IAJE is a
dean at the University of Colorado and
has already made arrangements for one
of our sax players to do his doctorate
there. It was just a great experience for
The conference also proved to be
an opportunity for the ensemble mem-
bers to surround themselves with the art
form they love, along with some of its
most eloquent artists.
"There was music going on all the
time said Helen Pridgen. a featured
vocalist for the ensemble. "There were a
lot of different things going on from early
in the morning till late at night (The
featured performers) were supposed to
stop playing at 12 a.m but they just kept
going on and on
Pridgen said it was impossible to
hear all of the performances that the
conference provided, but she said she
witnessed a number of incredible shows
during her time there. She counts a per-
formance by legendary vocalist Nancy
Wilson as her favorite.
"1 was in awe she said. "Her en-
tire performance just told a story, it was
beautiful. I was just sitting there with
tears in my eyes. She's not exactly a
spring chicken anymore, but I was
amazed at her control and fluidity
Pridgen said that she felt ECU'S
performance ranked among the top
school bands in the nation and felt their
philosophy gave them an edge over some
groups that performed at the conference.
"I think we had an excellent show-
ing she said. "At ECU. the music's more
of a 'feel' thing. A lot of groups were try-
ing to play a lot of technical stuff and
not many of those grooved. With us it
was more like from the heart"
William Tynch. a saxophonist in
the ECU band, echoed Pridgen's senti-
"I think everyone else was trying
to play 'correct which is fine from an
academic standpoint" he said. "We tried
to play more from our hearts, and I think
we did that"
Tynch said he was surprised in the
down-toearth attitudes shared by the
conference's visiting professionals.
"ft was great to talk to all of the
players that were there he said. "There
wasn't a lot of competition or attitude.
everyone there was sharing ideas and
that was really cool
Tynch said he felt the trip to Cali-
fornia did much to enhance the
university's image, which Tynch said was
a welcome feeling "after getting beat up
in that bowl
One of the highlights of the trip
was the ensemble's chance to visit The
Tonight Show, which films its programs
in close proximity to the conference. The
group was recognized by host Jay Leno
as part of the studio audience, as well as
a taped greeting from Brantbrd Marsalis.
the legendary leader of the Tonight
Show Band who was in N-w York play-
ing for Howard Stern's birthday celebra-
Dashiell said, laughing, that the
appearance on the Tonight Show should
help justify the expense of the trip as
the two mentions of the university would
probably be quite expensive otherwise.
He said he plans to send a "thank you"
to Marsalis. whom he counts as a friend,
and the rest of the Tonight Show orga-
Dashiell said the performance at
the conference and the exposure the
band received could do wonders for the
program and hopes it will ease the way
for the program to reach even higher
goals in the future.
"The band being at the conference.
I think, is going to solidify the program
even more in the jazz realm he said.
"This conference gives us so many dif-
ferent contacts, we exchanged numbers
with so many different people who were
impressed with the way we played. All
these schools with what are known to
be hellacious jazz programs were there.
"I still consider this program at
the baby stage of development there is
so much more we need to do. so much
further we need to go in the develop-
ment of our program. But for us to be
selected out of 1500-plus ensembles who
auditioned was such an honor, and it's
going to do wonders for this program.
We're going to attract students who may
want to come to ECU just to study jazz,
and I think that really says something
Area reporter to
witness execution

Stephanie Lassiter
News Editor
As convicted murderer Kermit
Smith prepares to be executed Tues-
day. Jan. 24. Greenville anchor re-
porter Rex Rowland prepares for what
may be one of the most impacting sto-
ries of his life.
"Obviously, it will be an expec-
tation I've never gone through before
Rowland said in an interview Wednes-
day. I'm going in there to report the
story- I'm not sure what to expect
Rowland, who was selected to be
one of five media witnesses, said this
story is just like any other story he
would cover.
"I'm treating it like any other
story Rowland said.
Rowland discovered the oppor-
tunity through the Associated Press
(AP) wire service. A member of the
WNCT-TV staff wrote a proposal nomi-
nating Rowland to be a witness. On
Jan. 24, Central Prison Warden James
French named Rowland as one of the
witnesses. Besides the five media wit-
nesses, six official witnesses were
According to a press release from
the Department of Correction, the dis-
trict attorney and sheriff in the county
of conviction each nominate two wit-
nesses and the State Bureau of Ir 'S-
tigation and the North Carolina Law
Enforcement Officers Association each
nominate one. Each of these six wit-
nesses are required to sign an affidavit
of execution following the execution.
Rowland and the other television
reporter were selected to be broadcast
witnesses by The Radio Television
News Directors Association of the Caro-
linas. The North Carolina Press Asso-
ciation selected the two print report-
ers. The Associated Press witness was
selected by the AP itself.
Rowland said he will be escorted
into the execution chambers around 1
a.m. on Tuesday morning. He will not
be allowed to carry in a pen or paper.
After the execution, scheduled for 2
a.m Rowland will be escorted to an
area where other television anchors
reporters will be awaiting. He will then
give a statement and answer any ques-
tions. Each of the media witnesses have
specific responsibilities similar to
Rowland's responsibility as the televi-
sion witness. Others will report to news-
paper reporters, radio reporters and
members of the Associated Press.
"My specific duty is to talk to
the TV people Rowland said.
The Halifax Superior Court sen-
tenced Smith to death on March 30,
1981 for the murder of Whelette
Collins, a Wesleyan College student and
cheerleader from Rocky Mount. N.C.
Smith will be the seventh person in
North Carolina to be executed since
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before receiving financial aid refunds,
but there are ways of avoiding the be-
ginning of the semester back-up.
"As soon as you get your bill af-
ter Thanksgiving, the student can go to
the cashier's office and say, 'I have fi-
nancial aid the financial aid will ap-
pear on the computer record and the
fees are considered to be tentatively
paid. The student can get their sched-
ule before these massive lines occur
Stelma said. "But the only way you can
actually get your financial aid paid, is
to stand in line and to physically sign
the back of a check
The student must then wait a
week before actually receiving the
check. When dealing with more than
one check, Stelma said a student may
have to stand in line several times.
"They have to process the record,
show the payment, and then refund
checks are written through another of-
fice through another process Stelma
said. Eight to nine thousand students
receive checks at the beginning of each
Although the situation would
seem to be stressful, Cashier Norman
Cabacar enjoys his job.
"A busy time is how Cabacar
described the weeks just before and af-
ter the beginning of school. "The work
is repetitious, processing schedules and
checking financial aid. but each student
is a different case Cabacar said he does
encounter upset students, but said that
is just a part of the job.
"During registration, the week
before and after, its usually very busy
he said. "As a courtesy to the students,
we try to take only 30 minute lunches
Dining services provides meals
for the cashier's, who do not have time
to leave the seemlessly never ending
Some students wonder about
the busy phone lines? Stelma said five
cashiers handle windows during the
first weeks of school and three part-
time employees handle mailed-in pay-
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phone lines are open for incoming calls.
The financial aid office has one full-
time employee who answers four in-
coming lines.
Moore said the cashier's office
handles tuition payments, food plans,
housing payments, departmental loans,
dropped hour and withdrawal refunds
as well as financial aid refunds.
"Its frustrating to students and
us as well Moore said. "We deal with
so many lending agencies and they
have different policies. A lot of times
these agencies write a letter to the stu-
dent saying that we have received their
financial aid, but we don't have it
Financial aid checks must first
go through the financial aid office be-
fore being transferred to the cashier's
"Another thing we want to do
in the future is with the major banks,
where the majority of our students bor-
row their student loans through, we
want to do what's called electronic
funds transfer basically wiring money
from one account to another Stelma
Despite the implementation of
a new system, the cashier's office will
always have the responsibility of dis-
tributing checks. "Federal regulations
say that you have to separate the au-
thorization process from the dispersal
process Stelma said.
Student loans and grants must
be individually verified before checks
can be sent to the cashier's office. Fi-
nancial aid does not open until 10 a.m.
every day because, "we have a lot of
paper to push Stelma said.
"Just for student loan programs,
are over 7,000 checks that are coming
in right before school starts we have
to verify that the student is still en-
rolled or registered and that nothing
in their financial aid has changed. Le-
gally, by federal program regulations,
the earliest we could release those
checks to students would be 10 days
before school starts Stelma said.
Stelma said ECU does not re-
lease checks until the first day of class
because if a student receives a check
and decide not to go to school, then
the university is liable for those funds.
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vising and retention committee from
the faculty senate. That committee pri-
marily looks for trends and changes.
We look for trends as opposed to spe-
cific courses.
"If we see more students that
are having trouble in a course, the
committee has the option to investi-
gate what's going on. Has there been
some change in the curriculum? Has
there been some change in the stu-
dent body? Has there been some
change in the instructional proce-
dures? Plus, can we identify a reason
that would explain what is happen-
Denney then said that the com-
mittee would discuss whether or not
something could or should be
changed to alleviate the problem.
However, true change comes from
"It's an indirect measure as op-
posed to a direct measure Denney
said. "The departments are respon-
sible for direct measures. Each depart-
ment looks at their own courses and
is responsible for the instruction and
the action that needs to be taken if
there looks like there is some unusual
or unexpected result"
The undergraduate studies has
begun supplemental instruction (SI)
courses to address some of the prob-
lems that have surfaced.
"One element that I've been per-
sonally involved with for 2 12 years
is what we call supplemental instruc-
tion Denney said. "That's an effort
where you look at courses that are
problems to students, as opposed to
students that are having problem
"We can identify from this DF
chart that there are certain courses
that most students have more trouble
with than other courses, and that
these courses are very common that
students will take or, in some cases,
are gate-keeper courses you have to
take to get into some program. We
use supplemental instruction simply
to make a difference to what happens
in these courses
Students can get in SI courses
by enrolling for classes specifically
marked in the class directories. Cur-
rently, a section of Biology 1050, a
section of Anatomy and Physiology, a
section of Chemistry 1150 and a sec-
tion this semester of Chemistry 1160
have been under SI.
Denney said that in these
courses, students have extra assis-
tance in course content and better
study skills. He said the university
plans to expand the SI program and
give better advising to students.
"We've also been looking at
what kind of information we can give
the students, what kind of advising
we can give the students to help them
help themselves better Denney said.
Ian Eastman, SGA president
and member on the Course Drop Ap-
peals Committee, said the university
can lower the number of Ds and Fs
by taking another look at its current
dropadd policy.
"There are a few things that are
happening with the Student Govern-
ment Association Eastman said. "We
are planning on attacking the drop
add policy. What I mean by that is,
that currently, you have your four
drops, and the four drops end half-
way through the semester
Eastman said he feels this policy
limits students' choices.
"At most universities, you can
drop until the last week of school
Eastman said. "We feel that in past
years, the university has limited the
students ability to make that decision
of where to drop and where not to drop.
I think by them bringing us
down to only four drops, it has hurt
us. I understand that they only want
four drops, but I am saying, and hope-
fully this will be getting through near
the end of the semester to the student
government, that the four drops
policy is fine but let us drop until the
last week or second to the last week of
Eastman said that undergradu-
ates may not be able to tell if they can
do well or not in a class until pass the
dropadd date. That can lead to Ds and
Fs in courses.
"The graduate school students
are allowed to go until two weeks be-
fore the course ends to drop the class.
Why can't the undergraduates do
that?" Eastman asked.
"If you are going to limit us to
four drops, 1 mean that's a big restraint
as it is right now, why can't we use it
over our whole course of the period.
So. that's what we're trying to shoot
Eastman said the faculty senate
makes the rules and the process of
change takes time.
"Unfortunately, it takes such a
long time to get things going that 1
may not be in office when this finally
happens Eastman said. "It may hap-
pen next fall but as long as we lay the
ground work for when this is supposed
to be happening and if we get people
thinking about this, we can possibly
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Thursday, January 19, 1995
The East Carolinian
Our View
For many students the frustrations of early registration day are menial compared
with what awaits them during late registration financial aid check pick-up and tuition
payment day. Upon entering ECU, many students become recipients of financial aid,
never knowing what obstacles stand ahead of them. Had they known, they may have
resorted to other means for acquiring tuition noney. Hey, selling clothes has always
worked for paying the phone bill.
Little did we realize that receiving one check, which was loaned to us, not given,
would take eight months. By the time we finally receive our checks, our tuition has been
paid for, our bills have been settled and we are surviving sufficiently on macaroni and
cheese and Oodles of Noodles.
But these problems seem nothing compared to those of many financial aid-receiving
students. Some students have two jobs and don't lave to rely on financial aid to eat. But,
there are those who can't juggle a job and their academic schedule, therefore financial
aid is their temporary means of income. Where can these students turn for financial
support? Many students don't have parents whc will support them until their checks
arrive. Others have their own families waiting at home to be fed. How do these people
feel after they have stood in line (on one of the co dest days of the winter) only to be told
their checks have not come in yet?
Could these people's questions have been answered without their having to wait in
line all day? Couldn't a list be printed (as checks are received) and hung on the door of
the financial aid office? Couldn't there be two lins, one for check pick-up and another
for tuition payment? Students could receive their checks through the mail. It works for
the IRS. It seems as though many of these obvious questions have not been addressed,
as evidenced by the hundreds of students who shivered in the cold outside of the cashier's
office. At TECwe feel there are viable solutions to this problem, if someone other than
the students will recognize them.
On that cold January day, hostile comments flooded the campus grounds by students
whose were told their checks hadn't come in, or that their checks were at financial aid
(only to be sent back to the line at the Cashiers' Office because the checks were there all
along), or worse, that their schedules were dropped because their fees were not paid in
Twenty-three percent of the support which the Shared Visions campaign has re-
ceived came from support for alumni. Will the students who stood in these horrendous
lines be part of that 23 percent when they become alumni, or will their giving spirits be
tainted with animosity toward a disorganized administration?
Lack of planning spells danger
Bike paths and
sidewalks needed
Steven A. Hill
Opinion Editor
No one person is to blame for
Detlev Bunger's early demise. But his
passing highlights a dilemma we have
had in Greenville for some time. It is a
quandary that, as Greenville grows, will
only worsen if clear headed action is
not taken soon.
Of course I am referring to
the perpetual battle between mo-
tor vehicles, pedestrians and bi-
cyclists. The topic is an old one
that people like to ignore, but
one that warrants closer scru-
Think about it We have a
shortage of parking spaces en
campus, and wihout a magnificently
tall parking garage in the near future
there seems to be no relief in sight
So, ride a bike to school you say. Fine.
I shall serve as an example.
1 live near the intersection of
Red Banks Road and Charles Boule-
vard. Are there sidewalks that I could
walk on leading to school? No. Are
there clearly marked bike ianes? No.
When you come to the corner of
Greenville and Charles Boulevard, do
the stop lights give pedestrians and
bicyclists time to cross? No. One must
scurry across the road and throw your-
self at the mercies of the drivers.
Belk Building is a part of cam-
pus that is sufficiently distanced from
main campus to warrant a car ride, or
- if you are more daring - a walk or
bike ride. Again, no bike paths and no
walks. �smmmm��ISk
There may be. however, sidewalks that
do not continue for any practical
length, thus leaving uneven grassy
slopes to be negotiated. It was indeed
a joy to see that signs emblazoned with
a picture of a bike were placed on
Charles Boulevard. Do they help? Hell
no! The signs were an easy way out for
our local leadership. An inexpensive
and concurrently ineffective way of
dealing with the problem.
What is the major malfunction?
Is it cash? I think not, since we just
received a huge grant from the state
to build a new library and yes - pretty
new bleachers for our Pirates. Surely
it could not cost that mucii to lay some
paint down for bike paths and cement
for sidewalks on the major arteries
leading on to campus.
Please do not duck the problem
by telling me to take a bus. That an-
swer is a cop-out that is surely related
to the fact that North Carolina has
more obese people than most
other states in the nation.
I wrote a letter to the
mayor about this very same
topic about a year ago. She
replied, but I am sure that
my letter was placed in the
circular file. It is obvious that
this lack ot planning falls
upon the chancellor's as well
as the mayor's shoulders. My
question is what are they going to
do about it?
Admittedly, bike paths and side-
walks will earn Greenville and ECU no
money and absolutely no glory on the
gridiron. But what is more important?
Money or life? Dumb question, right?
I am eagerly awaiting a letter to
the editor from eitl.r the chancellor
or the mayor concerning this issue.
Who knows, maybe they will send me
a pink slip instead.
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Expectations for 1995
Big changes for
Joshua White
Staff Writer
A new year is in the making
and America patiently awaits the
coming of social, economic and po-
litical changes that have continued
to elude our ailing society. The con-
cern that faces America in theCom-
ing year is not what events shall take
place as much as whether our coun-
try is prepared to deal with those
America must have the convic-
tion to remedy the current problems
that plague its streets, communities
and citizens. The possibility of
change can only become a reality
when America acts as a nation of
equals devoted to the goal of social
and economic well being for every
member of its society.
This remains an idealized pros-
pect suspended by the obstinate and
self-defeating workings of bipartisan
politics as well as individuals debat-
ing over personal values and inter-
The values that are esteemed
by one group do not (and rarely do)
reflect the collective values of a so-
ciety. Americans have a difficulty ac-
cepting that not everyone's opinion
matters. While democracy allows for
freedom of expression, it does not at-
tempt to assert that one opinion is
higher than the rest. Democracy is a
political ideology founded upon ob-
jective principles not subjective as-
sertions - America must wake up to
this realization.
Personally, I have no desire to
assert the supremacy of one politi-
cal philosophy over another. Such
dogmatic opinions are not construc-
tive and only serve to hinder the op-
portunity for opposing sides to agree
on more vital issues facing the coun-
However, I do feel that certain
economic and social problems are
being dealt with more objectively by
one side. This is not to say that the
other side is wrong , but that it is
unwilling to compromise for the sake
of social and political equilibrium.
What expectations should the
American people hold for 1995? In
the coming months, will both parties
dispense with petty arguments and
get down to business? Will 1995 be
remembered for propelling the tides
of great change or will it be another
cautious step down the wary path to-
wards bettering the human condi-
The answers to these questions
shall be anxiously awaited in 1995 as
the year unfolds. One can only specu-
late as to the shape of things to come.
It is important however, for all Ameri-
cans to be socially, politically and eco-
nomically conscious in the year ahead.
In 1995, we must work together
as a nation and quit dwelling on all
the problems and starting thinking
about solutions. With sincere courage
and conviction America can and will
go forward. America will only go for-
ward when hope is fostered amongst
all of its citizens.
Happy New Year and best
wishes in the coming year to all the
students and faculty at East Carolina
Letters to the Editor
To the Editor.
According to the article
penned by Wendy Roundtree on the
Eppes purchase by East Carolina, I
can only come to the opinion that
we have a political diamond in the
rough. Richard Brown, the Vice
Chancellor for Business Affairs was
quoted as saying, the university
will be acquiring the property for
certain in the foreseeable future
Gee, he sounds pretty certain to me.
The only problem is that he then pro-
ceeds to say the whole thing is de-
pendent upon $31.8 million dollar
bond referendum. Well heck. I guess
the chancellor already knows the
outcome of any vote pretty insight-
Course sic, now I know why
we had to have the increase in the
cost of the students' right to park-
ing space, six million is a good chunk
of change. I kinda sic visualize the
"suits" of our little teachers college
chuckling at the SGA's cute little fuss
over any price increases imposed. My
fellow children, if revenues were lost
due to the parking problem, funds
would suddenly appear to correct the
problem. Please remember SGA that
you have no real power, you're sim-
ply something to put on a resume.
You're kinda sic like kissing your
sister, it's nice, but nothing really gets
accomplished, (that is unless the
university wanted it done anyway)
I'll sign off now so as to allow
plenty of time for the English ma-
jors to grade my paper and the "news-
paper" to continue with probing ar-
ticles on rock groups and CDs. I sup-
pose I now have to put my name, rank
and serial number. With apologies to
my department
John Carawan
To the Editor:
On Sunday, January 22 at 5:00
p.m the National Organization for
Women is sponsoring a pro-choice
candlelight vigil at the Greenville
Courthouse. This vigil will be held in
order to recognize the anniversary of
Roe v. Wade and to show support for
a woman's right to choose.
There are two recent move-
ments which warrant the attention of
anyone who believes a woman must
have the right to choose. The first is
the recent violence directed at abor-
tion and family planning clinic staff
by "pro-lifers The second is the 1994
elections. These elections brought in
considerably more conservative legis-
Both of these factors make this
evident that, although abortion is le-
gal, we must continue to show our
support for choice. Anti-choice sur
porters need to know that violence
will not be tolerated. Our legislators
need to know that the majority of
their constituents believe in a
woman's right to choose.
If you believe that abortion
must be safe, legal, and accessible to
women, please come out on the 22nd
and show your support Be a voice
for choice.
Angie Vernon
Social Work
Graduate Student
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Water Polo!
much for the nuke social, looking for-
ward to lots of fun this coming semes-
ter. Love the sisters of Delta Zeta
dent-Jill Johnson, Vice President of
Membership-Brooke Batchelor, Vice
President of Pledge Education-Jessica
Midgett, Treasurer-Tricia Chappell,
Recording Secretary-Kirsten Napier,
House Manager-Julie Skrupa.
Congrats to everyone else that holds
a new position!
tions on vour engagement! Good luck
in starting your new life with your fi-
ance Love the sisters of Delta Zeta.
would like to welcome back
Katherine Bailey from Australia.
Good to have vou back!
HELP! Need ride to and from Cherry
Point. Will Split gas. Call Sooz at 756-
9819. Leave message.
Then sign us for Innertube Water Polo
with Recreational Services. On almost
any night of the week you can find
Men, Women, and even Co-Rec teams
having a blast in the pooi. The infor-
mational meeting is on Tuesday, Janu-
ary 24 at 5:00 pm in the Biology Build-
ing Rm 103. If you have any questions
contact Donna Allen at 328-6387.
BALLS?! Hey Drew, Marc, Andy, Jeff
and Brian, Got va! B.N.
Greek Personals
RUSH SIGMA NU Come out this
week and meet the brothers of Sigma
Nu. Our house is convientlv located
behind Miami Subs, one block from
campus Joyce My brothers.
tional service sorority will be holding
Spring Rush, Jan.17,18,19, from 7p.m.
to 9p.m in the Mendenhall Social
Room. Come and find out what "Ser-
vice in friendship" is all about. For
more info. Call 758-9978.
ZETA TAU ALPHA - Let's get ready
for next week! It's gonna be great!
The Greenville-Pitt Co. Special Olym-
pics will be conducting a Track &
Field Coaches Training School on Sat
Feb. 4 from 9:00am - 3:30pm for all
persons interested in becoming a cer-
tified volunteer track coach. We also
need coaches for the following Sports:
equestrian, bowling, powerlifting,
volleyball, softball, swimming,
rollerskating & gymnastics. NO EX-
information, contact Connie or Dwain
at 830-4541 or 830-4551.
Any students who have an interest in
forming a "Classic Rock Music Soci-
ety" on campus please call Rob at 756-
4916. vou don't have to play an in-
strument or be a musician to take part.
The ECU Law Society will be holding
its Bi-Monthly meeting on Jan 23 at
5:15pm in Rawl Bldg Rm 206. We
will discuss plans for a Campbell
University Law School visit and
watch a Law School Admissions
Video. We encourage all majors and
new members to attend.
(Formerly SLAP) will be providing
the speech and hearing screening for
students who are fulfilling require-
ments for admission to Upper Divi-
sion on January 23,24,and 25, 1995
from 5:00-6:00pm each day. These are
the only screening dates during the
Spring Semester. The screening will be
conducted in the Belk Annex(ECU
Speech and Hearing Clinic located
next to the Belk Building(School of
Allied Health Sciences), near the in-
tersection of Charles St. and the 264
BEGINS AT 4:50PM. Screenings are
conducted on a first come, first serve
Januarv meeting and Contra Dance,
at the Ledonia Wright Bldg.(behind
Student Health). Friday, Jan 20, 7:30-
10:30pm. Live, Old-Time music by
Elderberry Jam. FREE! Come alone or
bring a friend.
Performances of The Devil and Daniel
Webster, The Proposal. The Doctors of
Hovland. 7:00pm, Saturday, January
21, BBrody Auditorium, ECU School
of Medicine. All-Star Local Cast. For
tickets, phone 830-4580. Sponsored bv
Friends of Sheppard Memorial Li-
brary, Friends of ECU Library.
Career Services office will hold orien-
tation meetings for seniors and gradu-
ate students graduating in MaySum-
mer 1995 on Jan 26 at 2:00pm. The
program will include an overview of
services available to help prospective
graruates find employment, as well as
procedures for registering with Career
Services. Students will also receive
instructions on establishing a creden-
tials file and how to participate in
employment interviews on campus.
Interested students are asked to meet
the new Career Services Center, 701
E. 5th St.
Seniors and graduate students com-
pleting their degree in May or the
Summer are invited to attend an in-
terview skills workshop Tue Jan 24 at
2:00pm. Sponsored by Career Ser-
vices, the workshop will be held at the
new address of Career Services, 701
E. 5th St. No pre-registration is re-
The Career Services office will present
workshops on resume writing at the
new location at 701 E. 5th St. It will be
held Mon Jan 23 at 5:00pm. Partici-
pants will learn about format, content
and production of a professional re-
sume. Handouts will be available.
This workshop is especially designed
for prospective graduates, but is open
to anyone.
ECUSS: Attention Sociology Majors
and Minors: The ECU Sociology So-
ciety would like to invite you to at-
tend our next meeting. It will be held
Jan 25, Brewster D, room 305 at
B-GL AD (Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians &
Allies for Divesity) will hold its first
meeting of the semester tonight at
8pm in the Multi-purpose Room (1st
floor) of Mendenhall Student Center.
Recreational Services is offering a free
aerobics session Friday, January 20 at
4:00pm in Christenbury Gym room
108. Free rood, Aerobics and refresh-
ments will be offered. All faculty, staff
and students are welcome with a
valid identification card.
The opportunity to get involved in the
only professional organization that
can help you move from the student
desk to the teacher's desk is open to
you. Come join SNCAE at our first
meeting of the spring semester on
January 19 in Speight Room 308 at
Give another chance. Give Blood.
Bloodmobile at Hayfield Farms
Avden, NC Saturday, January 21,1995
10:00am-3:00pm. Donate Blood and
receive a Free Riding Lesson!
Meeting on Thursday, Jan 19, in GCB
3007, at 5pm. Refreshments will be
Learn how personality affects career
choice. Take five assesment instru-
ments. Learn how to research career
areas that may be right for you. This
five-session workshop is just what
you need. $15.00 classes begin: 119,
123,125,131. Counseling Center.
Call 328-6661 for more information.
Finding it hard to function in a
homophobic environment? A support
group is being formed to provide a
safe, affirming place to discuss such-
difficulties. Topics may include comC
ing out, relationships, and network,
ing. This is a small confidential group!
Call 328-6661 for more information. I
Recreational Services is offering an;
Introduction to Wilderness Living
Adventure Trip on January 25. This is;
a workshop to help you learn every
thing you need to know about going
camping. The registration deadline is
January 20 at 5:00 pm in 117
Christenbury Gvm. The cost is abso-
lutely FREE Call 328-6387 for more
Recreational Services will be holding
a H20 Polo registration meeting on
Tuesday, Jan 24 at 5pm in Biology
Bldg Rm 103. Meeting is mandatory
to register team. Call 328-6387 for

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The East Carolinian
Dumb, yet witty
Dumb and Dumber may be a smart career move for Carrey
Ike Shibley
Staff Writer
Perhaps the proper mindset
helps when entering a theater to see
a film. Perhaps expectations can af-
fect the way one responds to a film.
Perhaps I am still trying to determine
why my response to Dumb and
Dumber was so positive.
Whether the mindset or expec-
tations played a role though, there
is no denying my reaction to the film.
I laughed continually from beginning
to end. Jim Carrey has never been
funnier and, with a good script, he
can really soar into the comedic
stratosphere. I never thought I would
say this, but I really liked Dumb and
Throughout the film witty re-
marks combined with gross humor
to make a remarkably hilarious pic-
ture. The tone of Dumb and Dumber
works perfectly. Enough of a story is
presented to engage the viewer. The
story allows the stars to interact with
other characters so that their she-
nanigans have a foil. The deliberately
simple plot serves as a framework
.yc mine
VMi.Hlii us
Coming soon for your
edification and amusement
Thursday, Jan. 19
Sex, Love and Money
at the Attic
(melodic metal)
River Wild
at Hendrix Theatre
8 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 20
Jupiter Coyote
at the Attic
(roots rock)
River Wild
at Hendrix Theatre
8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 21
Chairmen of the Board
at the Attic
(beach music)
River Wild
at Hendrix Theatre
8 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 23
The Bible Lands
at Hendrix Theatre
(Travel-Adventure film series)
Tuesday, Jan. 24
at the Attic
at Club 7:57
in Mendenhall
around which to build the jokes, yet
the story is taut enough to maintain
the viewer's interest from beginning
to end.
The film opens by introducing
the two main characters, Lloyd
(Carrey), whose current occupation
as a limousine driver is soon to end
and Harry (Jeff Daniels), a dog
groomer whose lack of common
sense gets him fired in the first five
minutes of the film. Lloyd and Harry
dream of saving enough money to
open a pet store specializing in worm
farms. Unfortunately, they cannot
save enough money to pay the gas
bill let alone enough to become en-
Lloyd meets a beautiful woman
named Mary (Lauren Holly) when he
gives her a ride to the airport. Mary
leaves a briefcase full of money in
the airport lobby to pay the ransom
on her kidnapped husband. Lloyd
sees that Mary leaves the briefcase
and rushes to return it to her. He
misses her plane and is stuck with
the briefcase, much to the conster-
nation of the gangster who's sup-
posed to pick it up. Upon returning
to his hovel Lloyd convinces Harry-
to drive to Aspen to return the suit-
A series of misadventures fol-
low Lloyd and Harry en route to Colo-
rado in a truck detailed to look like
a sheep dog. At one point Lloyd takes
a wrong turn and drives over five
hours in the wrong directicn. "I
thought the Rocky Mountains would
be rockier says Harry when he fi-
nally wakes up to see flat land in all
directions. The two friends also meet
a Mafia hitman, who wants to get the
suitcase back. At one point the Ma-
fioso rides in the truck with Lloyd
and Harry while the two friends sing
horribly off-key.
Dumb and Dumber has a few
lulls, but the comedy rarely stops.
Even the dull stretches serve to set
up a joke later. The film, despite its
title, displays a rapier wit. Lloyd
mangles the phrase when he de-
scribes himself as being charming,
handsome and possessing a "rapist
wit Yet relatively subtle humor like
this shares screen space with belches,
farts and diarrhea.
Unlike Airplane or The Naked
Gun, the jokes in Dumb and Dumber
do not occur with such rapidity that
a second viewing would be necessary'
to catch them all. The jokes breezily
develop in their own time so that
most viewers will catch them the first
time through. Yet the beauty of the
film is that, despite the slow pace of
some jokes, the film never insults the
viewer's intelligence. The viewer has
a clue from the title that Shakespeare
provided no inspiration for the film,
yet the humor crackles with such in-
genuity that Dumb and Dumber
seems much more intelligent than
many other films currently playing,
like IQ.
1 once thought Jim Carrey's
star would burn out before the end
of the year, but instead it continues
to become brighter. Dumb and
Dumber will be his highest-grossing
film yet. The quality of the material
promises that Carrey will have a long
stay in Hollywood, even if every film
is not the huge success oiDumb and
Lost in Carrey's shadow is Jeff
Daniels who turns in a performance
on par with Carrey's. He uses facial
See DUMB page 10
Metallic returns
Centaur and Priapism rule at O'Rock's
Trent Giardino
Staff Writer
It is not very often when you
can pay tribute to the bands who
have been around the block. The
people who worked hard for their
money and always put on a good
show, the people who are considered
old school to some of the newer and
more recent bands. One such band,
Centaur, played at O'Rocks last Sat-
urday night. Centaur is the epitome
of old school heavy metal, and along
with relative newcomers Priapism,
their show on Saturday brought the
house down.
Centaur, the headlining band,
decided that they were going to play
first. It started out slow to a very
small crowd, but as time went on a
larger number of people were gath-
ering to witness the festivity known
as Centaur. They rocked for about
two hours straight, playing numer-
ous covers and even their own origi-
nal ditties. Centaur knows how to put
See DUMB page 10
Mikhail Pletnev will
be conducting the
Russian National
Orchestra, the first
independent orches-
tra in Russia since
1917, when they
perform at Wright
Auditorium on Jan.
26. Call for ticket
Photo Courtesy of Columbia Artists
Management Inc.
Catching a new buzz
Kris Hoffler
Staff Writer
It's not going to get better
around here all at once; it comes
in small pieces. The Perc
feehouse is one of those
cated right next to the
ater, it offers a great vit
Street and some of the
fee around. IUs not just
fee that makes it great, hi
the atmosphere is stimu
and it may just help to
some culture back into th
20 bar town.
The culture aspect
comes in the form of
live acoustic music ev-
ery Friday and Saturday
night and poetry read-
ings (featured artist and
open mike) every Thurs
day. The Percolator also p
vides a space for art s
Any artist with enough m
display their works without charge
for two weeks. So we have live
music, poetry and art all in the
same place. This is something
Greenville has needed for a long
In talking with the two
people that make the place work
(Greg and Bradley), I got thoi
oughly educated in the good and
bad of making coffee. They get their
beans from an independent supplier
in Durham and make sure there is
very little time between roasting,
grinding and brewing of
lose flavor and that is the highest
of crimes in the coffee business.
Their flavored coffees are flavored
after they are made, which is the
only proper way to do it. The baked
goods are supplied by The
Uppercrust Bakery just down the
street. Everything in the place
comes to you fresh and pretty darn
Then there is what may argu-
ably be the best aspect of the place,
the price. The most expensive drink
in the house is a Cafe Mocha at 2
dollars. In fact there are only two
ems that cost over 2 dollars and
ley are baked goods. These prices
e especially good for the perpetu-
ly broke college crowd.
On the inside it is spacious
ith a vast variety of seating that
an be shifted around for caffeine-
" inspired group conversations.
There are also the intimate
window seats that are great for
waichinglhe world go by. The
Percolator's long business
hours (7 a.m. to midnight dur-
ing the week and 7-1 on week-
ends) can accommodate just
about anyone but the heartiest
of night owls.
This reviewer may sound
little over enthused, but I for one
ive been waiting for something
We this for a long time. Kudos to
The Percolator Coffeehouse, we
now have an alternative to the bar
scene besides television.
Fact: Two billion disposable razors (plastic
handle and blade in one) are used each year.
Tip: Buy a permanent shaver and use dispos-
able, double-edged blades. Your shave will be
the same. You may save a little money. Your
contribution to the garbage stream will be
significantly reduced.
CD. Reviews
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Sex,Love and
The last few years in Greenville
have seen many new bands emerge
and disappear. It's hard to name more
than a handful of bands that have
survived these times, but one that has
is Sex, Love, and Money (S.LAM.). It
looks as if these Greenville vets have
finally gotten their big break with a
record deal and the release of their
new album Era, their debut release
on Rockworld records.
Sex, Love, and Money has al-
ways been a band that consistently
had a strong metal foundation in their
music. Era keeps the metal coming
from one end of the album to the
other. S.LAM. should not be stereo-
typed with most metal bands, how-
ever. Their music has a much harder
edge with a twist of flamenco guitar.
This original sound separates them
from the rest and will probably do
quite well commercially due to the
lack of diversity in present metal mu-
The new album is short with
only seven songs, but still has numer-
ous strong tracks. "Elephant Skin" is
an interesting tune with multiple
changes that accent each other very
well. These changes highlight all the
band members' talent, but most espe-
cially guitarist John Bateman.
Another track that stands out
is "Tribe which has all the compo-
nents of a winning song. Strong lyri-
cal content with a very driven and
kinetic sound combine to form a song
with a purpose and reason.
There is a weak link in the al-
bum: the repetitive riffs that haunt
S.L.A.M. throughout. The repetition
seems like too much at times, but
hardly tarnishes the overall album at
It's obvious that S.LAM. makes
it a purpose to play as a unit and work
off each other instead of playing as
individuals. This is what these guys
do best. This unified sound comes
with experience, and no band around
has more experience than Sex, Love,
and Money. These guys deserve a lot
more recognition and coverage than
they have gotten in the past. Their
time has come and many heads will
turn as S.L.A.Ms true potential is fi-
nally realized. So check them out to-
night at the Attic for Era's official al-
bum release party.
Todd Huth is a redneck. Not
your average, everyday, tobacco-
chewin mud-flap-flyin kill-em-all-
let-God-sort-em-out kind of redneck,
but a redneck nonetheless.
This is not an insult, nor a
joke at his expense. It's simply the
truth. Todd Huth is just a good ole
boy enjoying what he's doing a little
bit harder than average. And what
Huth does is lead the three-man
bizarro metal powerhouse called
An original member of
Primus (themselves dyed-in-the-
flannel rednecks), Huth comes by
his enthusiasm naturally. And
Primus can be heard lurking
around the sticky corners of this
album, as the plodding heavy metal
crunch of Porch gives way to jazzy
Looney Tunes guitar at unexpected
In fact, every thudding, bass-
heavy Melvins-style riff on Porch is
underscored by a jumpy, urgent gui-
tar that keeps the listener running
so as not to get beaten to a pulp by
the hammering front beat. Some-
times the two collide on tracks like
"Iceberg which has a heavy,
churning chaotic feel.
But usually, as on the pound-
ing "My Ragin' Ragged Booty this
is aggressively heavy music. It's
Metallica being run over by a bul-
See PORCH page 10

The East Carolinian
Thursday, January 19, 1995
Fox strives for quality
The "anything for a buck" network changes its image
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - The
network known for such raunchy se-
ries as Married With Children is
bidding for new stature, planning a
spinoff of the eerie X-Files and
projects from some of TV's most re-
spected producers.
But the Fox Broadcasting Co.
won't stray too far from its roots. It
also plans a drama about a vampire
clan in present-day San Francisco,
produced by Aaron Spelling - whose
company already pumps out Melrose
Place and Beverly Hills, 90210.
Entertainment chief John
Matoian announced the programs in
development Friday at a Television
Critics Association gathering.
The X-Files, an eerie drama
about FBI agents on the trail of
UFOs and the paranormal, nas been
a Friday night success for Fox - one
it will try to capitalize on with a
spinoff from series creator Chris
The new series is "embryonic"
and details were unavailable, a Fox
spokesman said.
Trying to glean more gold
from X-Files talent, Fox has series
writers Glenn Morgan and James
Wong working on a drama, Space,
described as the futuristic adven-
tures of "top gun" pilots.
The fourth network also is
planning projects from producer
David E. Kelley Picket Fences); ac-
tion filmmaker John Woo (Hard Tar-
get, The Killer); and social satirist
Michael Moore, who is bringing his
short-lived NBC series TV Nation
over to Fox.
Woo is set to produce Once a
Thief, an action series about a re-
formed criminal and federal agent
who infiltrate a crime syndicate.
Another filmmaker. Francis
Ford Coppola, completes a TV hat
trick with a drama series for Fox.
Coppola, already working on CBS
and NBC projects, is producing
White Dwarf, about a mystical, em-
battled planet. It's set for spring.
Kelley, who also produces Chi-
cago Hope, is joining with Diane
Frolov and Andrew Schneider
Northern Exposure producers) on
a one-hour series, The Pastor's Wife,
about a young couple in a Staten
Island parish.
Gorilla love
ATLANTA (AP) - Willie B has
a bad case of gorilla love.
His keeper says the silverback
is smitten after just a few days
with the young Mia
So, too, is Mia
Moja - even though
she's some 30 years
younger and 300
pounds lighter.
"There is a tremen-
dous size difference, but she
definitely is in love and he
seems to be reciprocating said
Dietrich Schaaf, the general curator
at Zoo Atlanta.
Willie B. who tips the scales at
415 pounds, spent his first 27 years
at the zoo in isolation before being
introduced to other gorillas.
Zoo officials worried that the
sexually befuddled Willie would never
mate, but then he met Choomba. She
gave birth to a female, Kudzoo, last
February, making Willie the oldest
gorilla in captivity to sire an offspring.
Now he's got his
sights set on Mia Moja
- whose name is Swahili
for 100, because she
was born on the zoo's
100th anniversary.
Mia Moja will be 6
years old next month. She
was moved from her father's
group into Willie B's group
Thursday because she has entered
puberty. She quickly made herself at
home, following Willie B, staring at
him provocatively and sitting in his
Schaaf said the two have been
intimate, but it may be months or even
a year before Mia Moja is capable of
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Alpha Phi Omega
National Service Fraternity
Help provide service to the Nation, Community,
and Campus. Meet others that are interested
in helping people. Take part in the annual Relay For Life
that is held by the American Cancer Society.
Be a part of the Leadership, Friendship, and Service that
makes up Alpha Phi Omega.
You are invited to attend our interest meeting:
Where: 221 Mendenhall Student Center
When: Wednesday, January 25 at 8:OOpm
For more information please comae! David Davis 328-7319
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Fact: Americans amount to 5 of the
world's population. Yet, we generate
25 of the world's pollution and 30
of its garbage.
Tip: Try to consume less. Use up the
products that you have. Don't replace
an item until it is completely worn out
and not repairable . Don't buy things
you don't need.
Jeff Wentworth
ECU School of Medicine
E. Coli is a dangerous
form of bacteria that lives in
the intestines of animals. You
can be infected with the bacte-
ria by eating undercooked meat
or drinking raw milk or con-
taminated water.
You might be sick with E.
Coli if you have stomach
cramps, diarrhea and nausea,
and are throwing up. Symptoms
usually begin three to nine days
after eating the bad meat and
can last for two to nine days.
You can protect yourself:
Cook meat until it is not
pink in the middle.
Always keep meats in
the refrigerator or freezer, and
always put leftovers back in the
Wash your hands,
knives, and cutting boards af-
ter preparing meat to be
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The East Carolinian
PORCH from p. 8
let train. It's the weird mutant off-
spring of Primus and Black Sab-
bath, breast-fed by They Might be
Giants. It's pretty darn good is what
it is. and often very funny between
all the screaming metal bluster.
The funniest track is probably
Porch's blistering version of the
Pretenders' "Tattooed Love Boys
which somehow becomes a play on
KISS-style penis rock. Considering
tlu- Porch boys' serious lack of rock
star ego. self-stroking idiocy like
"Love Boys" is a riot. Clearly, this
is a band that doesn't take itself
too seriously.
And while we're on the sub-
ject of humorous musical stroking.
"Palm Hair" is probably the funni-
est instrumental I've ever heard. A
guitar-heavy interpretation of mas-
turbation. "Palm Hair" cleverly
evokes the emotions (?) raging
through the act of auto-eroticism.
Particularly funny is the quiet.
Santana-like guitar that brings a
moment of silence before the song
climaxes in a minute-long orgy of
noise. Running an epic seven min-
utes. "Palm Hair" should bring an
instant feeling of recognition to
anyone who's ever had an orgasm.
And all this without stooping to
Beavis-level snickering.
Less private, but perhaps
more surreal, is "Bulbous Head
Porch's lively entry into the tired
field of heavy metal ballads. "Maybe
I should go rub my hog or go
blow up a bridge Huth croon
"Stick my head in a sewer drain
and sing a hymn bulbous head
bulbous head Actually, this song
reminds me of some of Nirvana's
slower stuff somehow; maybe it's
the guitars or the subdued vocals,
or maybe the weirdly depressing
lyrical imagery.
Other tracks include "Expec-
torant a song that clears the
phlegm of a broken heart: "Little
White Cracker which is. 1 think,
about beating up racists: and "Ice-
berg a sort of dream image about
being alone with a polar bear and
finding love only to lose it.
Porch is filled with such bi-
zarre imagery, as Hutch the
redneck and his buddies jump in
their existential Jeep and go four-
wheelin' through the mud of thir
collective unconscious. It's heavy
metal for the dadaist in you! So
check it out. I guarantee you'll have
a surreal time.
on a good show as they demonstrated
their hack-to-back guitar techniques.
The crowd loved it as they chanted
the hand's name and finally around
12:45 a.m they left the stage. Cen-
taur rocks in such a way that no
other hand is even in the same league
as they are. Their backdrop logo even
had a real sword for the letter "T
Soon, the much-anticipated re-
turn of Priapism would be here. With
a band like Priapism (look it up in
the dictionary), you never know what
is in store for the crowd. Last show
it was balloons and confetti, this
show, smoke and lights. Since their
last appearance, they have acquired
Ray King, a new growling vocalist
fcho has added a new feel to the
hand's presence.
At 1:00 a.m. the lights went
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impressed by how much this band
had improved in only two months.
Lead guitarist Have Limbo was ex
cited to show Greenville their new
style and said that the most impor-
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Demon) just wanted to sec some
good moshing. The crowd seemed to
he doing both, and more than a few
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Priapism. I think, shocked a
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bass player that looked like pro wres-
tler the Undertaker, it was very in-
tense. The culmination of smoke and
furious lights accented the music
giving the whole room a gloomy over-
tone. The music was mixed well and
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Thursday, January 19, 1995
The East Carolinian
Pirates blast Campbell
Robinson and Gill combine for 44 in big win at Williams Arena
Aaron Wilson
Assistant Sports Editor
East Carolina avenged a earlier
18-point loss to Campbell this season
by blowing them out 94-70 Monday
night in Williams Arena at Minges
Senior forward Anton Gill led
the wav for the Pirates with 24 points
on 8-of-ll shooting from the field.
The win runs ECU's record to
9-5 overall, but they are 0-2 in confer-
ence play after last Saturday's over-
time loss to James Madison and an
early loss to William & Mary.
"It's hard to say how long it
would have taken us in the past to
come back from a loss like that Gill
said. "This is definitely a different
team. Everybody was ready to play.
We were focused and did what we had
to do
ECU led by close margins for
most of the half before going on a 9-1
run to go in to the locker room up
49-38 at the break. Small forward Tim
Basham hit a three-pointer at the
buzzer to add to the Pirates' momen-
tum. ECU shot 66.7 percent before the
In the second half, ECU went
on a 18-3 run to put any hopes of
Campbell's winning this game to rest.
Skipp Schaefbauer's three-pointer
with 16:08 remaining put ECU up 58-
Campbell would never get any
closer than 14 the rest of the ball
"East Carolina was just hitting
everything in sight Lee said. "We
had a 40-point swing in the wrong di-
rection from the last time we played.
They just shot the lights out. When
the game turned up tempo, it hurt us.
We just don't have the type of ath-
letes to stay with them in that type of
ECU got hot outside shooting
from forward Tim Basham and fresh-
man point guard Tony Parham. They
combined for 7 of 12 shooting from
behind the 3-point arc. Parham con-
tributed 10 points for the Pirates
Pirate underrated power for-
ward Chuckie Robinson continues to
shine, scoring 20 points on 8 of 9
shooting. Robinson dominated the
paint and had several dunks that got
the crowd on their feet.
Skipp Schaefbauer (15 points)
is steadily coming out of his shooting
slump and hit 60 percent (3-5) from
3-point range.
ECU got strong play off the
bench from freshman guard Othello
Meadows. Last year's Mr. Basketball
from Nebraska hit eight points in a
reserve role.
"It has been quite an adjust-
ment coming from high school but I
am starting to feel comfortable now
he said.
Vic Hamilton is beginning to
become a crowd favorite for his en-
thusiasm and hustle off the bench. The
junior college transfer is probably the
best leaper on the team and is always
looking for the follow-up dunk off a
Pirate miss.
He received a technical foul for
too much celebrating after one dunk
Monday night, and is getting more and
more playing time.
Photo by HAROLD WiSE
ECU senior forward Chuckie Robinson (6-8, 225) has become one of the most energetic
and e.ectrifying players in the CAA, and is nationally-ranked in field-goal percentage.
ECU football gains new recruits
Aaron Wilson
Assistant Sports Editor
Recruiting can make or break
a football team. The quality of stu-
dentathlete that a university at-
tracts determines the success of
the program. The ECU football pro-
gram has to constantly reload its
roster with blue-chippers because
of the loss of transfers and gradu-
ated players.
ECU, so far in this off-season,
has been highly successful in fill-
ing their wishlist of football play-
ers. There has been some turnover
though, as te Pirates have had two
players leave the program.
Pirate quarterback Chris
Hester, a sophomore from
Loganville, Ga. has decided to not
re-enroll and has returned home af-
ter contemplating a transfer to East
Tennessee State.
"I just felt I needed a break
Hester sJd. "I was burned out in
both football and school
Tim McKinnon a 6-foot-3, 180-
pound defensive back has also left
the fold. McKinnon played
cornerback for the nationally-
ranked Dematha HS "Stags" for Bill
Tim McKinnon
McGregor, and was named Most
Valuable Defensive Player for his
team after a senior season in which
he had eight interceptions and two
fumble recoveries, returning one 93
yards for a touchdown. McKinnon
suffered from periodic asthma at-
tacks in his short stay at ECU.
These health problems, as well as
being homesick, compelled him to
return to the Washington D.C. area.
"I liked playing for ECU he
said. "Right now, it is prob; bly best
that I spend time with my family
East Carolina has three mid-
year transfers who will be partici-
pating in spring football.
Chad Custer, a 6-foot-6. 280-
pound defensive tackleend from
Salem (HS) Va originally signed
with ECU for this year's freshman
class but went home after a short
stay in Greenville. Custer sat out
the first semester, but has rejoined
the program and will be on schol-
arship and eligible for spring foot-
"I had some personal prob-
lems that had to be taken care of
before I could start school Custer
In high school. Custer was
named his region's defensive player
of the year and to Virginia's All-
State team after a senior season in
which he totaled 89 tackles, 17
sacks, three fumble recoveries and
one interception. Other schools
that recruited Custer were James
Madison. West Virginia and the
University of Virginia.
"I feel like for us to compete
with these bigger Division I teams
we have to have bigger players to
control the line of scrimmage
Custer said. "1 hope I can contrib-
ute to the team right away
Pedro Montiro is another de-
fensive lineman that has signed
with the Pirates. Montiro, a 6-foot-
'95 Intramurals
gain popularity
Chad Custer
4, 265-pound noseguarddefensive
tackle, played at Dean JC in
Franklin. Mass and had 75 tack-
les and 9 sacks this past year.
Montiro will have three sea-
sons of eligibility and will partici-
pate in spring football. The Spring-
field, Mass. native was recruited by
Boston College. Rutgers, Georgia
Tech and Maryland.
"East Carolina needed defen-
sive lineman, plus they have a good
program Montiro said. "1 feel like
we should have a good chance of
playing in a bowl
See TRANSFER page 14
(RS) - Intramural basketball
opportunities kick off the new spring
1995 semester, and several other ex-
citing activities headline the month
of January in programs offered by
Recreational Services.
An activity that is rapidly gain-
ing popularity is Innertube Water
Polo, played in Christenbury Gym
Pool between teams of six players.
Divisions of competition include
Women's, Sorority, Fraternity (Gold
and Purple), Men's (Gold and Purple)
and the new Co-Rec league.
Gold leagues are for advanced
competition and teams who possess
higher skill and wish to play at an
advanced level of competition, while
Purple leagues are designed for more
recreational play.
Teams will all play a regular
season followed by a single elimina-
tion tournament within each division
leading to the All-Campus Champion-
ships. A number of participants from
last year requested the Co-Rec divi-
sion, and this will be added to pro-
vide an additional twist to the GET
WET AND WILD theme of this year's
Almost 350 people participated
on the 43 teams in last year's pro-
grams. Phi Tau A captured both the
All-Campus and Fraternitv Gold titles,
while Sigma Phi Epsilon B and the
Dolphins won the Fraternity Purple
and Men's Gold Divisions, respectively.
While the Phi Tau dynasty dominated
last season, rumor has it that gradua-
tion took a heavy toll on their roster,
opening up the field for a host of chal-
In the women's division, Zeta
Tau Alpha, captained by Tina
LaMarca, won both the Sorority and
Women's All-Campus Championships.
Their strongest competition was pro-
vided by the Women's Gold champs
from Gamma Sigma Sigma.
The registration meeting for
team captains interested in entering
a tc?m in the 1995 water polo pro-
gram will be held on Tuesday. Jan. 24
at 5 p.m. in Biology 103. Individuals
who do not have teams are invited to
attend so that attempts can be made
to provide placement. Participation in
thii. program is at no cost.
See SERVICE page 13
Hoop transfers prove on-court assets for ECU
Hamilton making
fans with tough play
Drew Goettman
Staff Writer
Vic Hamilton, a Pirate for-
ward coming off his redshirt sea-
son, is accustomed to winning.
During his first two years of
collegiate basketball at
Spartanburg (S.C.) Methodist Col-
lege (SMC), the 6-foot-8 junior was
a part of a Pioneers team that
racked up a 50-10 two-year record.
In both years, the Pioneers won
their conference championship and
went on to the national JUCO fi-
"I played at SMC with two
of the top players in college right
now - James Scott, who is at St.
John's right now, and Andy Bostic
who s at South Carolina Hamilton
said. "Both of them had outstand-
ing years last season
SMC head basketball coach
Scott Rigot once coached with Pi-
rate head coach Eddie Payne at
South Carolina, so Rigot began to
steer Hamilton toward ECU.
"Rigot said this would be a
good school for me Hamilton said.
"All my life, I've been playing in-
side as the post player, and Rigot
told me, 'You're just too little to
play in the post if you go Division
I He knew I had the skills to play
outside, because I could shoot the
'J and my ball-handling was pretty
good - but it's gotten better, so
when coach Payne recruited me, he
recruited me at forward and guard,
because they knew I could shoot
the jumper. I can help them in two
"It's an advantage for me
Hamilton said. "If I get a little guy
on me at the guard spot, I just take
him down to the post, because I've
played post all my life, and I've still
got post moves. I can 'hurt' him in
that sense
Hamilton had enough confi-
dence in the Pirate basketball pro-
gram that he began to make prepa-
rations to come here, even without
a scholarship.
"Initially, Vic was going to
Vic Hamilton
come - we' didn't have a scholar-
ship; he's in-state, and he was go-
ing to pay his own way Payne said.
"He was sold on our program, and
liked it, and we liked him. It's just
that we didn't have a scholarship.
That was the way it was set up
"Then, in late July we had
a young man transfer former ECU
point guard Kareem Richardson,
and that opened up a scholarship,
so we put Vic on scholarship
See HAMILTON page 13
Bryant "just what
the doctor ordered"
Brain Paiz
Staff Writer
When head basketball coach
Eddie Payne started out on the re-
cruiting trail last year he was trying
to fill a need of a big body and re-
bounding for the Pirates.
Enter Von Bryant.
The 6-foot-8. 240-pound junior
college transfer proved to be exactly
what the doctor ordered.
"I think in my coming to ECU
Bryant said. "I bring a physical pres-
ence down low, rebounding help and
a winning attitude
Bryant, who helped lead West-
ern Nebraska JUCO to a 55-17 mark
in two seasons, averaged 8 points
and 8 rebounds in 14 minutes per
game last season, in which he missed
13 games due to a broken foot. Dur-
ing his freshman season. Bryant av-
eraged 9.1 points and 5.8 rebounds
while shooting fiti percent from the
floor for coach Dave "Soupy"
Bryant stated that going to
play JUCO ball was one of the best
moves he has ever made.
"When I came out of high
r.jhool my grades weren't the best,
and I knew that I wanted to play Di-
vision I college basketball, so off I
went to Nebraska he said. "It was
tough at first being that far away
from home. Junior College helped me
the most academically. It prepared me
for coming into a major college situ-
Bryant said he chose ECU be-
cause he felt like he would get the
opportunity to play, and he really
liked the coaching staff.
"Coach Payne and the whole
coaching staff always kept in contact
with me Bryant said. "I like the
coaching staff a lot. They are very
up-front and honest with you
Bryant says that he feels that
his down-low scoring and aggressive-
ness are the strongest parts of his
game, and that he mostly needs to
work on his defense.
Bryant's personal goals for the
upcoming season are to lead the team
Von Bryant
in rebounding and blocks, while also
being concerned with team goals. He
feels one the best things about bas-
ketball is the atmosphere and excite-
ment. Like most of the Pirates.
Bryant was glad when the Pirates
could finally play in Williams Arena.
"This team is young, and wins
on the road helped us he said. "Play-
Sec BRYAN 1 page 13

Thursday, January 19, 1995
The East Carolinian
49ers shun huge point spread
(AP) - It didn't take the San
Francisco 49ers long to toe the party
Point spread? What point
As the spread kept climbing in
Las Vegas, making the 'Niners 20-
point favorites over San Diego in the
Super Bowl to be played 12 days from
now. the San Francisco players stuck
to basic footballese.
"I don't even look at those
things in the paper right tackle Har-
ris Barton said of the odds. "I'm al-
ready nervous thinking about San Di-
"This is the NFL defensive
end Tim Harris said. "In the NFL.
anyone can beat you
Indeed, the size of the spread,
the largest in Super Bowl history,
seemed a little ridiculous.
Oddsmakers in Vegas attributed
it at least in part to the preponder-
ance of big names like Steve Young,
Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders and the
relative obscurity of the Chargers'
stars. Many fans outside San Diego
might be hard-pressed to name two
Chargers besides Junior Seau,
Natrone Means and Stan Humphries.
San Francisco's 38-28 win ovei
Dallas Sunday was lulled as the real"
Super Bowl. It didn't help that the
Chargers qualified instead of the Pitts-
burgh Steelers. who like the 'Niners
would have been going for a record
fifth Super Bowl win without a loss.
It also didn't help that in ins
moment of euphoria after Sunday's
game. San Francisco's president.
Carmen Policy, called the Super Howl
"I hate to disagree w I h i Kir es
teemed president, who did so much
to build the team Young said Mon-
day, a smile on his face.
"But it's not anticiimactic Beat-
ing the Cowboys was a big game. 1 he
Super Bowl is an ever, bigger game
There are. of course, a number
of reasons for the huge spread on San
Francisco, bigger even than the 18 1
2 points that the Baltimore G 4ts were
favored over the New York Jets in
1969. Joe Namath "guaranteed" the
Jets would win, they did. 16-7, and the
faith in point spreads was never the
But this time:
- The NFC team has won the
last 10 Super Bowls, all hut two in
blowouts. The exceptions: The 49ers'
20-16 win over Cincinnati in 1990 and
the New York Giants' 20-19 win over
Buffalo two years later.
-San Francisco beat San Diego
38-15 in San Diego on Dec. 11 as
Young wen) 25 of32 for 304 yards and
two touchdi iwns and Jerry Rice caught
12 passes for 14 4 yards.
- A long history of Super Bowl
blowouts, accented in the last 11 years.
beginning with the last AFC win. a 38
9 rout of Washington in 1984 by the
I.os Angeles Raiders. Since then have
come victories by 22 (the 49ersi; 36
(Chicago): 19 (the Giants): 32 (Wash-
ington); 45 (the 49ers): 13 (Washing-
ton): 1 (Dallas) and 17 I Dallas I.
Bui the Niners aren't buying.
"I think they got a lot of disre-
spect from Pittsburgh and they reacted
to it rookie fullback William Floyd
said. "We're not about to disrespect
them. They're one of two teams left,
while 2b' other teams are home watch-
The Chargers, meanwhile,
seemed to thrive on being the under-
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"I'm not going to worry about it all.
I'm sure they'll have a good crowd at
the Super Bowl, if for no other reason
than it's a big soual event
"And we're going to show up
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The East Carolinian
Thursday, January 19, 1995
"(Ml Can" crosses
MLB picket line
Upcoming ECU Sports
(AP) - In his prime, Oil Can
"Boyd could always create a commo-
tion. Eager to prove he can still
ipitch, he's about to cause even
Hpore of a controversy.
Boyd, who hasn't played in
the major leagues since 1991, has
'agreed to join the Chicago White
Sox and is set to become baseball's
5first prominent strikebreaker.
Boyd, 35, spent 1994 in the
independent. Class A Northern
League with the independent Sioux
City Explorers, whose scouting di-
rector confirmed the deal Monday
"First the White Sox had to
work out a deal to purchase him
from our team, and both sides
agreed to that. Oil Can has verbally
agreed to it Andrew Wheeler said
from his home in South Sioux City,
Neb. "Oil Can told me he wanted
to pitch again in the majors, and
said the White Sox would give him
his best chance
A White Sox spokesman
would not confirm or deny the
agreement. Major league teams are
scrambling to find replacement
players, but have been reluctant to
identify who they've signed.
"I spoke with my family and
some close friends - people on the
outside looking in - and they said,
'Hey, Can, this may be the last
chance to get back. You gotta do
what's good for the Can Boyd
See BOYD page 14
Friday, January 20
W. Basketball vs. American
at Williams Arena. 7 p.m.
Saturday, January 21
M& W Swimming vs. Richmond
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Men's Basketball at George Mason
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Payne said.
"Wherever I went to school
at, my main goal was to redshirt to
add strength to me, because I
wasn't that strong at JUCO
Hamilton said. "I knew I wasn't
ready to play at Division I level yet.
I had the skills to play at Division
I. but I just didn't have the size, so
I thought it would be best for me
just to redshirt, and to gain
strength and a couple of pounds,
so I'd be ready to play
"I was getting up in the morn-
ing at 6:30 - every morning, and
working out he said. "Some days
I'd go in twice a day. While the
team was on 'away' trips, I'd just
stay in the weight room. I worked
out every day while the team was
practicing in season and off-sea-
Hamilton has gone from the
original 190 pounds he weighed
when he first arrived on campus,
to the 205 pounds he currently
"We felt like all along that he
needed to redshirt, to try to get a
little stronger and put on some
weight Payne said. "He's done
that to some degree. Genetically, he
may not be abie to put on a great
deal of weight, but we saw an op-
portunity with the redshirt year to
be able to get some quality minutes
out of him and to help the pro-
As he matures in the Pirate
10:30 .10 CENT DRAFT AND
program, Hamilton would like to
think that he has some surprises
for the coaches.
"I think that there are a lot
of things I can do, but the coach
hasn't seen that I can do them yet
Hamilton said. "I'm just sticking in
there with his game plan, and
maybe one day he'll see that I can
do this' and 1 'can do that and let
me start doing it, but until then.
I'm just going to go by his game
"Coming here. I worked on
my ball-handling a lot Hamilton
said. "They says it's not that good,
so I have to just keep working on
that to show them I can dribble and
bring the ball up the court
"I know I can make my jump
shots. I just have to shoot within
the system and they don't like me
to do a lot of creating the shot.
They feel I'm not ready to shoot 'to
the J' yet, like I want to shbot
Hamilton said.
So far this year, Hamilton has
been playing mostly in the small for-
ward position, and has received posi-
tive comments from the coaches.
"I think I can have an out-
standing year, I just gotta keep work-
ing hard at it Hamilton said.
"Coach Payne has taught me a lot.
When he recruited me, he said I'd
learn a lot from him. and he's taught
me a whole lot. Playing for ECU
has been everything they said it was
going to be
"The mrnutes I've played, I
tried to go in there and do the
things coach Payne wanted me to
do, coming off the bench Hamilton
said. "It's a little shaky right now,
because it's my first year playing
Division I ball - you know how any-
one is when you sit out a year, you
kind of 'rust' a bit because you
haven't played organized ball in a
year. In January, I think I'm going
to 'come out' more
"My goal is to come off the
bench and rebound and get the ball
down the side, and defend pennl� �
Hamilton said. "If I do anything else
besides that, it would be a bonus for
"He's got long arms Payne
emphasized, "and he's got the abil-
ity to rebound very well. He's a good
offensive rebounder
"He's real effective in our
zone, because he is long Payne
said. "He gets a lot of deflections
"He's playing on the perim-
eter, and defensively, he's a little bit
of a liability because he's not as
quick as some of the guys he has to
play Payne said He can make up
for that, again, with his reach and
his deflections and his ability to dis-
The rest of the Pirate squad
seems to be able to trust Vic to do a
good job on the floor.
"They the team look for me
to get the rebound and defend
Hamilton said. "Next year, I want
them to look at me as the 'go-to'
man, and I have to work extremely
hard for that
"Later this year, I'd like to try
to move up to the starting position,
but if coach feels that I can't start,
but I can be the 'sixth man I'll take
that job Hamilton said with a
smile. "As the year goes on, I just
want to hit that starting spot and
hear my name called out in the start-
ing lineup
"My senior year, I'd like to see
us make it to the NCAA playoffs
Hamilton said. "I'd like to see my
stats go up more, and for me to gain
about 10 more pounds and have a
starting role, instead of coming off
the bench. Basicallyto have a win-
S season
Hamilton's visions of success-
ful basketball do not stop in
Greenville, however.
"That's all I dream about -
making it to the NBA" Hamilton said.
"If that doesn't work out, most defi-
nitely I'm going to get my master's
degree. I'm going to try to help little
kids get to the NBA, since I couldn't
get there. I just want them to say,
'I'd like to thank Vic Hamilton for
helping me get to where I'm at
"That's why I want to go into
probationparole, to teach young
kids that the criminal life is not the
way for them. There's a lot of other
things for them to do in life than
to commit crimes Hamilton ex-
All in all, coach Payne seems
pleased with his recruiting choice
from East Rutherfordton High
"I think Vic's got a real posi-
tive attitude, and wants to help the
team win Payne said. "He's been
very accepting of coming off the
bench in that role, and has sparked
us in a couple of occasions and made
some big plays
"(Vic is an accepted part of the
team, and everybody understands
that he can contribute and help us
win Payne said.
ing in the new arena in front of ECU'S
home crowds is great"
Bryant said that he feels very
strongly that the Colonial Athletic
Association (CAA) is one of the most
underrated conferences in the nation
"I think the CAA is a growing
conference that deserves a lot of re-
spect" he said. "We (the CAA) should
at least get two teams in the NCAA
tournament in March
Off the court, Bryant is major-
ing in business management and
would like to stay in basketball after
college, whether it is playing or in
No matter what his future
holds, Bryant will certainly stand tall
in whatever he does, already becom-
ing an essential and important part
of the Pirate team.
Another recreational outlet
available is the team bowling program.
The captain's meeting for this activ-
ity will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 31 in
Biology 103. Bowling leagues will be
composed of four-player teams with
participation in Men's Gold and
Purple, Women's Gold and Purple,
Sorority, Fraternity and Co-Rec divi-
sions. Matches will be held in the
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Fifty-seven teams competed in
last year's program, with Divisional
champs as follows: Theta Chi A (Men's
Gold), Sigma Phi Epsilon B (Men's
Purple), Pi Lambda Phi (Fraternity),
Silent Attack (Women's Gold) and Si-
lent Attack (Co-Rec).
The Silent Attack dynasty ap-
pears to be intact once again as out-
standing bowlers Stephen Smith and
Paula Hill return to lead their teams.
Within the independent leagues, the
ever-present Gators, led by Shannon
Cowan, are always expected to be
somewhere in the title hunt
Participation in all intramural
sports activities is open to all cur-
rently-enrolled ECU students and staff
members. For further information,
please contact David Gaskins, Kari
Duncan or Donna Allen at 328-6387.

Thursday, January 19. 1995
The East Carolinian
BOYD from p. 13
was quoted by the Chicago Tribune
on Tuesday.
"I'm behind the players asso-
ciation 100 percent he said. "I'm
a ballplayer. They helped me. But,
hey. this is a very personal situa-
tion. I've been to Cucamonga and
back to get to the major leagues.
This is my last chance
Boyd was 78-77 with a 4.04
ERA in a 10-year career with Bos-
ton. Montreal and Texas. He has
been troubled by blood clots in his
shoulder, a problem that sidelined
him last August when he was 4-1
with a 1.89 ERA for Sioux City.
Montreal also had been inter-
ested in Boyd. Earlier in the day.
the Expos signed Denis Boucher,
who pitched briefly for them in
1994, to a minor league contract,
and expect him to be present when
training camp starts in less than a
Until Boyd's agreement, no
well-known players said they would
serve as replacements. No players
on strike have committed to cross
the picket line.
"I just want to play. That's
what it's all about Boyd said.
I'm going to win. I will get
back to the big leagues he said.
"When Tim Raines and Frank Tho-
mas go north, the Can's going with
Boyd said he chose the White
Sox because Chicago general man-
ager Ron Schueler told the right-
hander he'd get a chance to play in
the majors when the strike is
"I vvaa really impressed with
the man the way he spoke to me
Boyd said. "He told me if 1 don't
make the club, I'll go to Triple-A.
I'll still be in organized ball, and
I'll still have a chance to get back.
That's all I want
Boyd's best season was 1986.
when he went 16-10 for the AL
champion Red Sox. He was 1-1 in
the playoffs against California and
0-1 in the World Series against the
New York Mets.
Boyd was set to pitch Game 7
of the 1986 World Series, but a
rainout led manager John
McNamara to bump Boyd and in-
stead start Bruce Hurst. Boyd was
upset by the decision and cried
when he learned of it.
Boyd often showed his emo-
tions, on the field and off. He
pumped his fist on the mound, ran
to the dugout and fired up his team-
mates - and angered opposing
teams - with his antics.
at 4:30
Travis Darden from nearby
Bertie HS has joined the program
after fulfilling academic require-
ments at Hargrave Military Acad-
ei in Chatham, Va.
Darden stands 6-foot-2 and
weighs 240 pounds. He was a star
tailback at Bertie, rushing for over
1,500 yards his senior year, but will
play inside linebacker or defensive
end here at ECU. He is an outstand-
ing physical specimen who bench
presses nearly 400 pounds and runs
a 4.6 40-yard dash.
Steven Jones, an offensive
lineman from Nassau CC in New
York, was scheduled to enroll at
East Carolina, but his credits didn't
transfer, so he will attend South-
ern Illinois University.
ECU also has several other
verbal commitments from prospects
for the February 21st national sign-
ing date. Rick Kimble, the manag-
ing editor for Blue Chip Illustrated,
has the Pirate recruiting class rated
just out of his Top 40 classes.
If ECU continues to recruit
well, they have a legitimate shot at
finishing in my Top 30 or 40
schools Kimble said. "They are
right on the cuff with the players
they are involved with, right below
Missouri and Virginia Tech. North
Carolina. N.C. State. Duke and
South Carolina are all having great
recruiting years
Local recruiting has paid big
dividends for the Pirates. Troy
Smith, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound wide
receiver with 4.5 speed from
Greenville Rose, has committed to
ECU. Smith is a consensus All-
American who was. and is. being
heavily recruited by Notre Dame.
Texas, South Carolina, and Virginia.
Word is the Fighting Irish have not
backed off on Smith despite his ver-
bal commitment to ECU.
Two of Smith's teammates,
Kevin Monroe and Teto Simpson,
are also considering ECU. Monroe
a 6-foot-1. 185-pound cornerback
safety with 4.4 speed, has commit-
ted to ECU. Simpson is an out-
standing pass rusher who can put
a lot of heat on the quarterback.
He is still undecided.
Tennessee and North Caro-
lina are still very much in the pic-
ture with Simpson.
"If they get the Simpson kid
and Smith, this will be one of ECU'S
best recruiting classes ever
Kimble said. "Those two kids are
big time
Orlando Peterson, a 6-foot-3
235-pound JUCO All-American from
Hutchinson JC, has also committed
to ECU. He chose ECU over Ne-
braska. Peterson played his high
school football at nearby Ayden-
Grifton HS.
"He has all the tools to be a
great player Kimble said. "He has
the size, strength and speed to
dominate. He has 4.6 speed
Big offensive lineman
Dameon Davis, a 6-foot, 310-pound
guardtackle from Greenville, SC's
Berea HS, chose ECU over North
Carolina. Clemson, Arkansas and
Another South Carolinian has
committed as well. Forrest Foster,
a 5-foot-10. 165-pound cornerback
from Clemson. SC's Daniel HS.
chose ECU over N.C. State. Wake
Forest and Western Carolina.
Npuma Masimini may be
ECU's best recruit. The 6-foot-5,
280-pound defensive tackle from
Washington D.Cs Woodrow Wilson
HS, was selected to the Washing-
ton Post's All-Metropolitan Team
after making 85 tackles and 14
sacks. He has also been named to
several HS All-American teams and
was recruited by Colorado, Wiscon-
sin, Illinois and Syracuse.
i would be surprised if he
didn't play offensive line at ECU
Kimble said. "He has pretty good
feet. If this guy signs with ECU.
then it is the real deal. He is a great,
great player
"I'm very happy with my de-
cision to attend East Carolina
Masimini said at Saturday's JMU
basketball game. "This is a family
type atmosphere, and I think 1 can
play right away
Cuncho Brown, a 6-foot-4,
25(-pound tight end from Winston
Salem's Parkland HS. is scheduled
to visit ECU soon. He is rated the
No.l player in North Carolina and
the No. 2 tight end nationally.
Brown played at the same high
school as current Pirate DB and
special teams star E.J. Gunthrope.
Rico McCain a 6-foot-4 225-
pound linebacker with 4.6 speed
from Providence HS in Charlotte.
NC has committed to North Caro-
lina after originally considering
"They look like they will be
competitive with the top teams on
the east coast Kimble said. "The
whole idea is to move your program
to a different level. Nationwide, it
is just the story of the rich getting
richer. Notre Dame. Florida. FSU.
Tennessee. Texas A&M. Ohio St
Auburn, Nebraska, and Southern
Cal make up my Top 10, but it is
very close.
From where ECU is at. the
bottom of the Top 40 to the Top
10 is just a difference of a few play-
ers. East Carolina will have a qual-
ity recruiting class from top to bot-
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