The East Carolinian, June 14, 1995

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June 14,1995
Vol 69, No. 95
The East Carolinian
Circulation 5,000
East Carolina University
Greenville, N C
8 pages
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Around the state
(AP) - The state Senate has
delayed action on bills that would
encourage reciting the pledge of
allegiance in public schools and re-
quire teaching abstinence until
marriage as part of sex education
The abstinence bill was sent to
the Senate budget-writing commit-
tee Monday night so its potential
impact on the state budget could
be studied by panel members.
(AP) - A federal grant of
$760,000 has revived plans to com-
memorate the Outer Banks' mari-
time history with a "Graveyard of
the Atlantic Museum" on Hatteras
The 10,000-square-foot mu-
seum will be a private, non-profit
venture funded primarily by dona-
tions and admission costs.
The group plans permanent
and rotating exhibits about the geo-
graphical reasons for shipwrecks
around the area, unusual weather
that contributes to the wrecks and
historical eras of the shipwrecks.
Around the Country
(AP) - The federal government
sued the owners and rental manag-
ers of 13 apartment complexes
Monday, accusing them after a sting
of discriminating against black rent-
ers in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Several owners also were ac-
cused of refusing to rent to families
with children.
The Justice Department filed
six lawsuits after sending out black
and white "testers" to pose as pro-
spective tenants and try to rent
In some instances, the blacks
were quoted higher prices or told
no apartments were available for
inspection, though whites were
shown apartments, federal officials
(AP) - A group of doctors has
developed a new set of tests that
may predict heart disease and
strokes cheapfy and painlessly, and
help identify patients who need
aggressive therapy, The New York
Times reported Tuesday.
The new method measures the
difference in the blood pressures
found in a patient's arms and legs,
and uses high-frequency sound to
measure narrowing of the carotid
arteries, which carry blood to the
brain, the Times said.
Scientists who developed the
new tests say they are a more accu-
rate predictor of who will develop
heart disease than simply looking
at known risk factors like high cho-
lesterol, smoking and diabetes, ac-
cording to the newspaper.
Around the World
(AP) � American politicians
who defend the atomic bombings
of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have
offended victims with their heart-
less comments, Nagasaki's mayor
told an international disarmament
conference Monday.
Mayor Itcho Ito spoke at the
opening of a five-day U.Nsponsored
conference, being held in one of the
only two cities ever to suffer an
atomic attack.
ECU transit passenger arrested
Two non-students
banned from
Laura Jackman
Staff Writer
Lisa Pitman thought Tuesday was
going to Ke just another day on her 11-
to-1 shift as driver for ECU's purple tran-
sit route. Then her afternoon took a twist
At noon, three men whom Pitman
had never seen before boarded the bus
at Mendenhaii Student Center. After she
drove her route at least twice, one man
got off the bus at a stop on 10th Street
She continued her drive which took her
to River Bluff Apartments, where the
other two men approached her.
While Pitman continued to drive,
one of the men, Steven Edward Smith,
19, of 100 Club Way Dr Apartment 52,
Greenway Apartments, reached into her
backpack and men her jacket which was
hanging on the back of her seat Smith
is not an ECU student
"He told me want he wanted to do
to me sexually and then he grabbed my
boob Pitman said. "I was really pissed
Following training procedures
which stress that drivers should not con-
front unruly passengers, and because it
was the end of her shift, Pitman took
the bus back to Mendenhaii, where she
immediately left the bus.
"I told the next driver what had
happened about my stuff, but didn't fully
tell him the whole story because I was
afraid of what he might do to them. The
male drivers are pretty protective of us
female drivers she said.
Ryland Walters, transit manager,
said Smith, along with Shawn Douglas
James, 21, also a non-student of 100
Tobacco Rd Apartment E4, continued
on the route before getting on the gold
bus. On that route, the driver became
aware of the two "pestering other pas-
sengers and bragging about killing a cop
in Texas Walters said. At that time, the
driver notified another driver of the inci-
dents and Walters was called on the ra-
dio. At the same time, the two men left
the gold route and got on the purple
bus again.
"I called the driver of the purple
bus to make him aware of the situation
and told him to take his time on the
route Walters said. "I then called ECU
Police) and told them what was going
After a few stalls on the route, the
driver pulled up to the Mendenhaii stop
where Walters, Pitman and the ECU
Police were waiting.
"It was all taken care of in five min-
utes and we are very happy with that"
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Campus plans
are interactive
Tambra Zion
News Editor
This is the final article in a three
part series.
The possibilities for ECU'S fiber
optic future are almost limitless.
A new student database and a
10,000 yne telephone switching system
have been added to the network. Plans
for this year include
the installation of
Kiosk (automated in-
formation) machines
across campus and
interactive video ca-
pabilities within the
Kiosk machines
are already on order,
and will begin to ap-
pear around campus
this fall The first pos-
sible sites are
Mendenhaii, The Stu-
dent Stores, General
Classroom Building,
Todd Dining Hall,
Brewster or possibly
the Environmental
Sciences Building.
According to Blake
Price, director of
computing and infor-
mation services, the
machines will have
touch screens and
provide campus
maps and general information.
"We'll put in information like course
catalogs, just general questions people
would normally be going to somebody's
office and asking Price said.
He hopes to link the machines with
the new student database by next spring.
"If you want to go to a kiosk and
run your ID card through that kiosk, or
key in information you could print your
schedule, you could look at your student
account you could look at your finan-
cial aid status, you could check your
grades said Rose Mary Stelma, direc-
This model is an example
of the Kiosk machines that
will soon be found in
various campus buildings.
ministrative Computing Committee.
"If you wanted to call in from home
or from your apartment or residence hall,
you could call into a self service voice
response number and perhaps you
could register for classes that way per-
haps you could get information in addi-
tion to the traditional methods of call-
ing in on the phone, coming into the
office or going to your advisor to regis-
Price said the machines will be in-
stalled inside build-
ings because they
are weather sensi-
tive, and he eventu-
ally hopes to give
students access to
the machines
through student
computer labs
across campus.
"They offer so
many more opportu-
nities, as we see
more budget and
personnel cuts, this
will allow students
to do a lot of things
on their own rather
than taking up staff
time Price said.
He said Joyner
Library also plans to
install Kiosk ma-
"The library
has funds of their
own and they're go-
ing to put several
Price said.
The Kiosk machines themselves cost
$60,000 each, with software costing ap-
proximately $20,000 more. The machines
will access information through the fi-
ber optic network.
"I think we're going to be the first
North Carolina state university to use
this system Price said. "They are ADA
compliant and capable of enlarged
screens for the visually impaired
In addition to the installation of
Kiosk machines across campus, interac-
Photo by KEN CLARK
Two non-students were banned from campus yesterday after an ECU bus driver reported
sexual assault. Police arrested one of the men who was previously banned from campus.
Pay change breaks students
Wendy Rountree
Assistant News Editor
Some university employed students
are finding themselves low on cash due
to a university payroll system change,
now paying students at the end of the
Dan Bishop, university comptroller,
said ECU had its first automated payroll
system installed in 1987. This system's
software was originally supposed to be
used by a private manufacturing com-
pany - not a state university. As a re-
sult the syste; n had to be modified. These
modifications made it difficult to acquire
financial information the state requires
of universities such as reports on depart-
mental faculty numbers and salaries.
"It was virtually impossible for any
of the management to get any reports
out of that system Bishop said.
Bishop also said the university ba-
sically needed to update the system by
changing from the old batch mode to a
new on-line mode system, which is com-
patible to the campus wide fiber optics
Bishop said a committee found a
new "user friendly" system on IBM that
allows the university to process finan-
cial records to meet state requirements.
"It was implemented April third of
1995 Bishop said.
On this date, all faculty and staff
payrolls were converted to the new sys-
tem but the committee decided to wait
before it converted student payroll.
Payroll supervisor, Nora Case, said
the university chose to change the sys-
tem in the summer because fewer stu-
dents are employed.
tion decided to
make the transition
at this time because
we have fewer stu-
dent employees
Case said.
Bishop said
the student payroll
will change over to
the new system this
July 1 because that
is the date the old
system will be ter-
"We knew we
had to go ahead
and convert the stu-
dents to the new system because the old
system that we had been using was vir-
tually being done away with July 1
Bishop said. "Back last fail, we formed a
task committee on student input to de-
cide what we needed to do. It was con-
sistent that we still needed to maintain
student payments on a monthly basis
Bishop said the committee, includ-
ing student representatives and represen-
tatives from the areas each vice chancel-
lor is responsible for, realized that in the
last three or four years, students have
been paid at the end of June and then
not paid anymore until August 15. This
left a six week gap where the students
had to wait for their paycheck. As a re-
������ suit, they decided
to make that six
week gap between
May 15 and June
30, instead to ac-
commodate the
transition period.
"Our people
said historically we
have had a six
week lag, so we'll
just move it up one
month Bishop
said. "This was no
different from what
we historically had
done with the ex-
ception of moving
it back a month. With that thought, we
thought that would be all right if we
notify everybody
There was a lapse in communica-
tion between administrators, university
and student employees.
"The change was not officially an-
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"They need to
consider what
they are supposed
to do legally
before they start
making decisions
that affect other
people negatively
� Scott Swink, student
Editor plans retirement
Alex Albright
Chris Brantley
Staff Writer
tor of financial aid and head of the Ad- See INTERACTIVE page2
The North Carolina Literary
Review's editor, Alex Albright, will
stay for another year before stepping
down after six years with the publica-
The journal has been at ECU
since Albright became its first editor.
Albright expressed displeasure
with an article that appeared in The
Daily Reflector on May 9. Marion
Blackburn reported that Albright
would be stepping down because of,
"uncertain funding, demanding hours
and a consuming commitment
The article made it appear that
the editor's resignation could cause
the literary journal to leave ECU and
that he is at odds with the university
because of a iack of support and re-
sources. According to Albright, this
is far from the truth.
"I never cited money as a reason
for leaving said Albright "Also there
has never been a lack of support from
the university. Dr. Keats Sparrow
(dean of the College of Arts and Sci-
ences and co-founder of the magazine)
has been tireless in his support
Albright maintains the magazine
will not leave ECU until a successor
is named in the spring of 1996.
Albright is already working to resur-
rect an endowment which may have
been lost due to the controversy
caused by the article. The magazine
costs about $25,000 per issue. Fund-
ing is provided through private gifts,
advertisements, subscriptions and
appropriations from the North Caro-
lina Literary and Historical Associa-
Albright appreciates ECU's School
of Art for their support and unique
ability to convey designs that reflect
the content of the magazine. Most of
the literary review's national awards
have been in the field of design.
Albright said he has enjoyed be-
ing the editor but "never, at any point
wanted to do this for the rest of my
He plans to work with the maga-
zine for another year, putting out an
issue in June and another in the spring
before stepping down. Albright then
plans to complete four books he has
researched extensively.
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nounced until the April schedule was sent
out in mid-March Bishop said. "What-
ever the reasons were, the word did not
get to everybody that there would be that
six week wait"
At this time, the payroll schedule
went to all campus locations that em-
ploy students. Case said each vice chan-
cellor was in charge of notifying the de-
partments who were supposed to tell
their employees.
"Then when we sent it out in mid-
April for the May schedule, it was still
not communicated until some time in
the latter part of May Bishop said.
Scott Swink, a student library as-
sistant, said students should have been
informed of the change before mid-April
or mid-March.
"According to the national Labor
Relations Act they have to let us know
six months in advance Swink said "If
they didn't make the decision in Decem-
ber, then they can't go through with the
decision, not legally. They need to con-
sider what they are supposed to do le-
gally before they start making decisions
that affect other people negatively
Swink said students working at the
library were recently notified of the
"For everybody here at the library,
we didn't know anything about this un-
til 28 days in advance Swink said.
Swink said that during the May 15
to June 30 wait the university has tried
to help student cash problems by having
the financial aid office offer loans cover-
ing two-thirds of the student's paycheck.
"The solutions that they tried to
make with financial aid, the emergency
fund, is not going to do anything but
postpone the problem until next month
Swink said. "The money we get from fi-
nancial aid right now, we are going to
have to pay back at the end of June when
we get our paycheck
Swink said the university should
have made the transition while keeping
the same payment dates it had last year.
"At the end of the fiscal year they
come up with some solution where the
students get paid differently Swink said.
"Last year, we got paid on the 15th of
June and the 30th of June, and that's
the way they should have done it this
Swink said the university should
have thought of how the change would
affect students, and made sure they were
notified well in advance.
"The problem is that since we are
students mom and dad can't back us up
at the time Swink said. "Some people
don't have moms and dads. Some people
don't have moms and dads who can do
it and some people have moms and dads
who won't do it Every student is in a
bind by this, not just students at the li-
brary, but the students all over campus
that work for the university
Bishop said he understands stu-
dents are frustrated because they were
not told about the payroll change and
could not prepare for it
"Anybody would be upset if they saw
that change and they didn't know about
it" Bishop said. "All of us can accept
changes if we know about it but they did
not know about it So, when that was
brought to our attention last week, we
looked at it from a personal aspect and
realized that it was not fair to students
who were not informed
The university set up a system where
students would have two five-week pay-
ment periods instead of a four and six
week payment period. The two five- week
periods are from May 15 to June 23, and
from June 23 to July 30. After July 30,
students will receive their paychecks at
the end of the month
"A lot of people aren't responsive to
change Bishop said. "I'm not respon-
sive to change unless it does a better
job. I am firmly committed and believe
100 percent that this change will be bet-
ter for everybody. It's not a negative
thing. I feel like it's a positive attribute
to East Carolina
Swink said he has no problem with
the change to the new payroll system,
but does have one with its transition.
"I think it's a pretty good idea to
have it at the end of the month because
most of your bills are paid at the begin-
ning of the month Swink said The
problem is the transition, if they
smoothed over the transition of that
decision where it's convenient for every-
body and it's not negative for anybody
that would be great
tive video should be in classrooms within
a next few years.
Associate Director of computing
and information systems Thomas Lamb
said his job is to make sure all of the
different types of software and hardware
the fiber optics network uses are com-
"The groundwork for interactive
video will be there when we're done wir-
ing the buildings with fiber optics in
August" Lamb said. "What has to hap-
pen then is some actual outfitting of the
rooms. We selected 12 buildings that
have interactive capability
ECU students and faculty will even-
tually be able to communicate around
the world not only with words, but also
with pictures.
Interactive capabilities will soon be
within reach of students, but what about
an easier registration process? A com-
mittee is currently being formed to ex-
amine possible alternatives for future reg-
istration procedures.
Telecommunications Director Jim
Crain said the new phone system will
be in operation on Monday, June 23.
and the entire campus should be op-
erational by this fall. The new tele-
phone system will povide several ser-
vices to campus including voice-mail and
four digit dialing between campus and
the residence halls.
Funding for the fiber optic network
and the new technologies it carries have
come from a variety of sources said Vice
Chancellor for Business Affairs Richard
Brown. He said the total cost of the fi-
ber optic project is around $13.1 mil-
lion. The School of Medicine is also in-
stalling a network at a cost of $1.5 mil-
"We have received over the last sev-
eral years, 2.6 million in state funds
Brown said. He said the funds are a com-
bination of state funds allocated for the
project and re-allocation of other funds.
The university has sold bonds for
$10.9 million, and the telephone switch-
ing system will bring in revenues in ex-
cess of $800,000 annually.
"We have become the telephone
company Brown said. ECU is an en-
tity in itself now and no longer requires
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services from Carolina Telephone.
Student computing and technol-
ogy fees are also footing the bill. A $5
increase this year and a proposed $5
increase for next year will provide
$170,000 annually.
"By turning off the UNISYS the
previous student database July 1, we
will save in the range of $750,000 per
year Brown said.
"We may be two or three months
behind what we hoped, but the magni-
tude of this project is enormous
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Tuesday, June 20th
H Draft &
75C Domestics
Friday & Saturday
1.00 Bottle Beers
& Hl-balls
2.50 Pitchers of
Draft Beer
3.50 Pitchers of
plus Lots of other bar
Greeks in for $1. before
11:30pm all weekend long!
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Walters said. "We do train our drivers
on what to do in emergency situations
and all procedures were followed. Every-
one involved responded very quickly
"I don't want other people to think
that ECU transit isn't safe because it is
Pitman said. "We try to keep an e?t out
for all of our passengers
Smith was arrested and charged
with trespassing, larceny and assault on
a female. The trespassing charge is due
to the fact that Smith had previously been
banned from campus following a larceny
case last January, for which police were
unable to arrest him, but felt the need to
ban him. Smith's court date is July 10th.
James was permanently banned
from campus as well, but not charged
because be was not involved in any crimi-
nal actions.
"I'm kind of mad that this all hap-
pened but I'm also happy that it didn't
happen to anyone else Pitman said.
"He's in jail now and that's where I hope
he stays
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Wednesday, June 14,1995
The East Carolinian
The East Carolinian
Stephanie Lassiter, Editor
Printed on
The fiber
optics system
is almost in
place so take
advantage of
what your
institution has
you. Hop on
the Internet
and start
It's in your phone and on your desk - it's every-
where, but don't be afraid.
The new fiberoptic network installed at ECU means
a world of opportunity for students and faculty alike.
ECU has spent millions of dollars to provide inter-
active technology to students so the least you can do
is take advantage of it while you're still paying for it.
Granted, finding someone to teach you how all this
new technology works may not be the easiest task;
the university should offer some how-to-use classes,
but the stuff is so new, office assistants and adminis-
trators are having a tough time learning it themselves.
America's information superhighway is quickly be-
coming reality so TEC's message to you is "Don't be
left behind We all hear about it and wonder, "what
does it mean to me?" The answer is: Everything.
The Internet already allows us to make new friends,
search for jobs or find out whatever we want to know
on just about anything at any time. The new phone
system is making answering machines a thing of the
past for those living in residence halls, and registra-
tion should become a lot easier in years to come.
Kiosk machines will eventually allow you to access
your grades and financial aid status, and finding your
way around campus or checking dining hall menus
couldn't be easier. You may say, "So what? We can
live without this new hi-tech wave of the future stuff
Not true.
High school graduates are already computer liter-
ate and 10 years from now you could be ordering pizza
from your television set. The point is, this new tech-
nology is happening now so learn how to use it while
you can.
You never know, fiber optics 1000 could be the
final replacement for the class some of us knew as
library science.
Eventually, we'll all have to put our clothes on to
answer the phone and blind dates through the Internet
will be obsolete. We're not saying go out and spend
three grand on a new computer, but you should be
aware of the capabilities our campus has to access the
entire world. Yes, it's scary to think ECU students can
communicate across the world through their finger-
tips, but we know you can handle it.
Tambra Zion, News Editor
Wendy Rountree, Assistant News Editor
Mark Brett, Lifestyle Editor
Brandon Waddell, Assistant Lifestyle Editor
Dave Pond, Sports Editor
Brian Paiz, Assistant Sports Editor
Stephanie Smith, Staff Illustrator
Celeste Wilson, Layout Manager
Jack Skinner, Photographer
Ken Clark, Photographer
Darryl Marsh, Creative Director
Mike O'Shea, Circulation Manager
Thomas Brobst, Copy Editor
Miles Layton, Copy Editor
Paul D. Wright, Media Adviser
Janet Respess, Media Accountant
Deborah Daniel .Secretary
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Summer sc
Five weeks
I can't decide whether 1 like
summer school or not. This is my
first foray into the world of fast-for-
ward lectures, weekly tests and one-
chance-only, do-or-die academics. On
the surface, there doesn't seem to
be a lot to like about the whole idea
of summer school, but if you look a
little deeper - it only lasts five
weeks! If you can eliminate all so-
cial activities, eating and sleeping
for five weeks, you can accomplish
in five weeks what will take lesser
people 15 weeks! Whether or not it
is worth the sacrifices is something
that every individual must deter-
mine for themselves.
These are the questions you
should answer before you commit
yourself to summer classes:
1) Which is more important to
me; keeping my boyfriendgirl-
friend, friends and family or gradu-
ating a semester earlier?
2) Do I really need to eat? Could
I get by on tepid water from the wa-
ter fountains and Skittles from the
vending machine?
3) How little sleep could 1 con-
Andi Powell Phillips
Opinion Writer
it's too late to
turn back now.
So, buckle-down,
put your nose to
the grindstone
tinue to function on? Six hours?
Three? Do I really need to sleep?
4) Can I actually attend every
class meeting, five days a week, for
five weeks? Has that ever been done
Once you've answered these
questions, you are ready to either
start summer school or run scream-
ing home to your parents' house
where you'll lie by the pool all day
baking the few brain cells you had
that kept you from going to summer
school. Of course, since we're al-
ready more than half way through
the first summer session, I guess I
can assume that, if you are reading
this, you are already forehead-deep
in summer classes. Whether or not
you're here because you carefully
weighed the pros and cons, asked
yourself the four important ques-
tions above and decided you had the
intestinal fortitude it would take to
forsake your life for the sake of six
or nine credit hours, or because (like
me) you just dove-in headfirst with-
out stopping to think why your
friend who took summer classes last
year has never been the same, I can
only wonder.
At any rate, it's too late to turn
back now. So, buckle-down, put your
nose to the grindstone and give it
the old college try. Just think, it won't
be long now until we'll have one
whole entire day of peaceful, restful
vacation before the next summer ses-
sion starts. Does anyone know when
the vending machine guy is coming
to restock the Skittles?
Freedom of the Press:
How far can it go?
Campus life a tough sale
Many politicians want us to ste-
reotype bureaucrats as dull and un-
imaginative. They often build their
political careers bashing the bureau-
cracy and those who work in it How-
ever, there are many bureaucrats who
defy this definition.
We only have to look as far as
our own university to see a sterling
example of creativity in the bureau-
cracy. Housing Services recently
smashed the stereotype of rigid un-
imaginative government workers.
Their recent "Be a Winner" ad cam-
paign shows what a stimulated imagi-
nation can accomplish. This advertis-
ing campaign depicted students living
on campus as winners and others as
The crowning touch of the cam-
paign was a newspaper ad featuring a
student complaining of being a loser
because he moved off campus. This
work is the fruit of an extremely ac-
tive imagination. It takes creativity to
consider campus dwellers winners,
because they usually lose financially.
Living on campus usualty means pay-
ing mou for less.
Housing Services is playing well
with the cards they were dealt They
have the tough job of convincing stu-
dents to live on campus. It is not nec-
essarily their fault living on campus
is such a bad deal. Parking Services,
the ECU Administration, Dining Ser-
vices and a variety of other agencies
provide plenty of reasons to move off
The cost of telephone service is
a prime example. Several years ago,
students could choose their own long
distance carrier in the dorms. That
was before a bureaucrat in Raleigh
Thomas Blue
Opinion Columnist
It's a hard sale to
convince students
that walking one
and a half miles
to eat makes
them a winner
realized the state could make money
on students' long distance calls. The
UNC System now awards a contract
for all long distance calls to the car-
rier that gives the university the larg-
est cut - not who gives the consumer
the best deal. Thomas Lamb, the As-
sociate Director of Communications
estimated that ECU made $40,000 per
month from dorm telephone calls in
The appetite of Dining Services
along with those in the Spilman Build-
ing adds the largest financial burden
on dormitory students. It's called Todd
Dining Hall. This appetite for growth
led them to raise food costs dramati-
cally to pay for this new facility. This
is why a hotdog at the Wright Place
costs three times as much as a hotdog
at other places. The push for manda-
tory meal plans stems directly from
the need to pay for the Todd Dining
It's a hard sale to convince stu-
dents that walking one and a half
miles to eat at Todd Dining Hall makes
them a winner in summer school. The
university requires students living in
Cotten, Fleming, and Jarvis to buy
meal plans at Todd Dining Hall this
summer. Mendenhall is closed, so they
have to hike to eat. Students lose in
this deal.
Parking Services also makes
Housing Director Manny Amaro's job
difficult. Winners park their cars con-
veniently at their apartment or house.
A student loses when they cannot find
a place to park or have to park in a
distant freshman parking lot. How-
ever, we cannot justifiably blame Park-
ing Services either, because the park-
ing problem emanates from the sec-
ond floor of the Spilman Building.
Housing also has overhead prob-
lems that apartment owners do not.
Students living off campus do not
have to pay the costs of dorm coordi-
nators, resident assistants, custodians,
and a host of other employees. These
personnel costs drive up the price of
a campus dorm room significantly.
It takes an active imagination to
rent expensive, predominantly
unairconditioned rooms with little
parking to someone. Mandatory hall
meetings, bug problems and occa-
sional false fire alarms make the sales
job for Housing more difficult. It
doesn't help to figure in drunks,
noise and a host of other problems.
It takes an exceptional sales pitch to
sell this bag of goods to students in
the dorms.
My hat is off to the people at
Housing Services. They have a diffi-
cult job renting dormitory rooms at
ECU. It's unfortunate the administra-
tion doesn't make it easier by improv-
ing dorm life.
Freedom of the press. What does
it mean? It means we can print any-
thing we want to. We can go into your
bars and bedrooms and catch you
doing the most perverse things soci-
ety can imagine and put it on page
one. Be afraid be very afraid, be-
cause we are in your garbage cans,
talking to your fourth grade teachers
and did I mention misquoting you. I
love that part best
If turning a word or phrase in just
such a way to cause your total ruin-
ation weren't enough, we can mis-
quote you. Even if we get the words
right we can take it out of cor text
Did you say "President Clinton
better watch his step because it is
mighty dangerous in North Carolina?"
What exactly did you mean by that
' Senator?
Were you talking about the 40
days of rain the state is experiencing
or about a possible assassination at-
tempt? No comment! Well that means
denial, and denial means guilt
Oh no! Please don't carry the
newspaper to court, senator! Can't,
because we have you dead to rights
with the first ammendment
Even if cows learn to fly and we
get caught who has the last word?
Let me repeat that who has the last
word? If we even decide to print a re-
traction, we can bury it so far in the
paper it is easier to find the holy grail.
We are all powerful. With words
we can topple presidents, start wars,
create and destroy worlds. We are all
knowing. We are invincible. God took
six days to create the world. With a
big headline, we can destroy it in six
As a member of the press, I can
J. Miles Layton
Opinion Columnist
Without the truth
no story is
say all of the above is an illusion held
by people who believe in witches,
ghosts and goblins. Someone once
said that with great power comes great
responsibilty. It is an awesome weight
a reporter, his editor and their news-
paper must bear each time a story
goes in the paper.
This responsibilty is not taken
lightly by anyone at this paper. Truth
is more than a word to me or any other
reporter. Without the truth no story
is possible.
Truth is defined by accuracy.
With each story, I check, double and
triple check my facts. My editors ques-
tion me on every detail.
Bad quotes are sacrilege. I have
been grossly misquoted in the past
and know how it feels. That feeling
translates into making damn sure
each person is on or off the record.
That feeling is a harsh taskmaster dic-
tating each quote to be accurate and
in context.
Each word is carefully sifted
through by my editors for any hint of
bias. Neither I, nor any reporter, is
perfect because we are human. Al-
though total objectivity is a powerful
creed, I do not always hit the mark.
My editors sift through fragments of
words searching for the clearest most
concise way of saying something with-
out any hint of bias.
This quest for objective truth is
the basis society trusts us on. With-
out this hard won trust nothing is
possible. Nothing can get printed
information lies stagnant There is no
free exchange of ideas.
This trust gives us an important
role in society. In the name of truth
we are given a huge responsiblity to
do more than watch, but to accurately
and fairly report the facts. It was not
a whim when the press took down
Richard Nixon. Woodward and
Bernstein did not get run off the road
by the presidential limo and decide
to destroy Nixon. Using the freedom
granted by the Bill of Rights, they
found a president guiltier than
televangelist Jim Baker counting
money on Easter sunday.
We are not beyond reproach.
Anybody who has seen OJ. Simpson's
great great aunt Shaquita twice re-
moved on Current Affair or Hard Copy
can slap anyone pretentious or self
righteous reporter. I admit we are not
all perfect but look in the mirror.
Aside from your ugly face, are you
without fault?
The press's role is the corner-
stone of democracy. Without it, the
witches, ghosts and goblins live again.
Nixon goes onto four more terms as
president. Illegal wiretapping goes
undiscovered. And Big Brother and
his thought police run rampant.
"If I loosened the reins on the press,
I would not stay in power three
Napoleon, French emporef, c. 1799

Wednesday, June 21, 1995
The East Carolinian
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Home Growners knocked
out by Knocked Down
Home Grown
Music Festival is
a summertime hit
Brandon Waddell
Assistant Lifestyle Editor
One impossible task asked of con-
cert goers this weekend was that of
being in two places at once. Both
Peasant's Cafe and the Attic boasted the
finest independent bands this area has
to offer. The choice was difficult:
Peasant's or the Attic, the Attic or
Peasant's? Many folks didn't choose. In-
stead, they were seen running back and
forth tryirg to see all the musical acts
the Home Grown Music Network has
to offer.
The is the first year Home Grown
coordinators Lee Crumpton and Paul
Edwards have organized the Home
Grown Music Festival. A concern that
must have crossed their minds was hav-
ing such an event in Greenville, in the
summer. Will enough people be in town
to come out to the event to make it
worthwhile? Well, judging from crowd
size and enthusiasm each night the fes-
tival was certainly a summertime suc-
Just after 11 p.m. on Friday night
Home Grown fans entered the Attic
from the rain-soaked Creenville night
to check out Chapel Hill's Knocked
Down Smilin Over the past few years,
this funky quartet has built a small but
solid local following playing small gigs
and fraternity band parties.
Knocked Down Smilin' began fairly
slow, but about a half-hour into the set
the enthusiastic musicians put their
pedal to the metal as fellow Home
Growners Purple Schoolbus lent front-
row moral support This band played
an even mix of their older songs with
ones of their newest release to motivate
the small introverted crowd to a jubi-
lant horde as the floor in front of the
stage became somewhat occupied. Fans
were certainly warm as Knocked Down
finished their set with two originals,
"Silent Meat" and "Bent"
As the crowd became virtually un-
ruly with the clos-
ing songs of
Knocked Down
Smilin the cur-
tain closed. Stage
hands began tak-
ing apart drum
kits and unwiring
guitars. From
stage right solo-
ist Keller Williams walked to
centerstage. Keller, his trusty 12-string
and a microphone is all it took to ap-
pease the ugly mob in front of the stage.
Keller Williams is one of the only
true "one-man bands" left. Simulta-
neously playing rhythm and lead gui-
tar, the barefooted Virginian had the
crowd acoustically awestruck.
Previously a guitarist in the All
Natural Band, the longhaired guitar vir-
tuoso soothed the otherwise aggressive
crowd with songs from his debut CD
release, Freek. Williams played onstage
to a crowd of musicians and fans alike.
The musicians crowded the stage in
hopes of perhaps figuring out the corn-
Keller Williams is
one of the only
true "one-man
bands" left.
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plex guitar chords the gifted soloist per-
formed with ease.
With improved weather, atten-
dance picked up early Saturday night
Between Keller Williams' and Moon
Boot Lover's set Peasant's fought tech-
nical soundboard difficulties as the At-
tic was jumping with 200-plus Home
Grown Festivalers.
The Attic's crowd was treated to a
seven-man jam session on the front
stage courtesy of Purple Schoolbus.
This band filled the stage with their
upbeat musical presence as fans on the
floor were twirling about apparently in
sine with Schoolbus'
musical vibe.
Overall, the
Home Grown Music
Festival was cer-
tainly a success. If
festival organizers
could have planned
the event while
regular academic se-
mesters were still in session, I'm sure
they would have. But since this was the
only time they could schedule all these
bands to play at once, they had to settle
for a summertime festival.
During the fall or spring, the
festival's crowd would have burst at the
seams with record attendance; but still,
the Festival's attendance was not bad
considering it is summertime and rain
kept more people at home than would
an infectious disease. Hats off to the
Attic and Peasant's for a job well done.
It took a lot of planning and work to
get such an event off the ground, but
hopefully those involved feel their work
did not go unrecognized.
Moshing is fun!
Hardcore music fans go into a frenzy when they hear their favorite tunes crooned in the
melodious stylings of the suave Richmond, VA quartet Maximillian Colby at the Band Aids
concert to benefit Pitt County AIDS Service Organization at the Texas Two-Step on Friday.
Faculty member
makes own music
Dr. Jay A. Pierson
J. Miles Layton
Staff Writer
Dots on a page. Anyone can
scribble musical dots on a page. Those
dots become more if Dr. Jay Pierson
wrote them. Black marks become a
chorus of sound so profound the eye
can see notes in the air. The associ-
owe fZecteeea
Congo makes a
monkey of itself
CD. Reviews
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Dale Williamson
Staff Writer
Two summers ago moviegoers
were thrilled with dinosaurs. This sum-
mer we have to settle for monkeys, or
gorillas to be more exact Congo opened
last weekend.hopefulry signalling the
end of those annoying Taco Bell ads,
but unfortunately
place; crazy, killer man-ape gorillas. Let's
face it as cute as Amy is, she's a boring
Admittedly, the bad gorillas look
great with their gray fur, protruding
fangs and aged faces. Unfortunately,
they're way under-used. At the most,
we get 15 minutes worth of menace
from our savage friends while we get
close to two hours worth of cutesy play
from the kinder,
Tales from the
the film based on
Michael Crichton's
novel isn't worth
the price of a bean
Blame direc-
tor Frank Marshall
and scriptwriter
John Patrick
Shanley for wast-
ing too much time
on exposition and not enough time on
action. In a nutshell, here's the story. A
huge telecommunications corporation
sends a team into the jungles of Zaire
to find some sort of special diamond
which can be used to create a powerful
laser that will revolutionize thtelecom-
munications world.
However, something goes wrong
and the corporation sends in Laura
Linney to save the day. Linney tags
along with primatologist Dylan Walsh
and his gorilla friend Amy who, by the
way, is able to talk through the use of a
special backpackglove contraption.
Also going along for the ride is an out-
of-drag Tim Curry, who is searching for
King Solomon's mines, and a British-
accented Ernie Hudson, who guides
this nutty bunch through the jungles.
After about an hour and 15 min-
utes of exposition, we finally reach King
Solomon's mines and get a glimpse of
what we really wanted to see in the first
the bad gorillas
look great with
their gray fur,
protruding fangs
and aged faces.
gentler Amy. The
filmmakers were
so concerned
about scaring the
child audience
that they forgot
kids love bad guys
too. Without some
sort of threat the
heroes have noth-
ing to do.
I can't say everything about this
film is bad. There are some decent ac-
tors doing their best to stay afloat Emie
Hudson is fun to watch as he speaks
his best British and jumps out of an
airplane with a gorilla clinging to his
chest And credit must be given to Tim
Curry for the simple fact that as a friend
pointed out he is the only actor who
seems to know what kind of film he is
in. Remember, this is not drama with a
capital "D At best this is melodrama,
but in reality it should be a fun B-flick.
Credit should also be given for
some nice special effects (there is lava
sequence that works well on the big
screen), a rather exciting scene where
Linney and Hudson use flare guns to
destroy missiles being fired at their
plane, and Bruce Campbell's Oscar-cali-
ber scream when he first sees a savage
man-ape. Other than that Congo just
makes a monkey of itself. On a scale of
one to 10, this film rates a four.
Mark Brett
Lifestyle Editor
If you noticed a peculiar, fishy smell
in the air last week, it wasn't that infa-
mous Tar River reek. It was the odor of
the new Primus album hitting record
shop shelves all over town like the catch
of the day.
Titled Tales from the Punchbowl
this is the fifth release from San
Francisco's strangest sons. This disc fol-
lows in the Primus tradition of quirky,
bass-heavy tunes, but also offers a dis-
tinct new twist Going against all expec-
tations, Tales is laid back After the
dark and heavy plodding of Pork SHa
(the last Primus outing), this one seems
positively lackadaisical.
The disc opens with the sounds of a
carnival, the lead-in to "Professor
Nutbutters House of Treats Setting the
tone for the rest of the album, this song
tells the story of an odd little man who
sells candy. At Nutbutter's marvelous
house, Primus crooner Les Claypool tells
us, "There's creamy and nutacious
spreads for all
But there's something vaguely dis-
turbing about the good professor. The
song hints that Nutbutter (a "master of
entomology") does some strange things
with worms that scare the kiddies away.
Something dark lurks about in the cor-
ners of this song, something that
Claypool, frustratingly, refuses to reveal
And that's how most of Tales from
the Punchbowlgoes. The songs are little
stories about one strange character or
another, and odd evil hangs ominously
at the peripheries like demons seen out
the comer of the eye.
In "Glass Sandwich for example,
our unnamed hero stands in line to
"watch the ladies dance" at a coin-oper-
ated peep show. But as "he stands look-
irig eye to thigh" with her, he discovers
that the girl behind the glass is the ex-
girlfriend whose rejection he was trying
to escape. The simple chorus takes on a
positively hopeless air as Claypool croons.
"It's the nature of things
Lyrically similar is "De Anza Jig a
rockin' little banjo tune that serves as a
jarring musical contrast to the usual
Primus madness. In this one. Claypool
seems to be reminiscing about old friends
from high school who have come to sor-
did ends.
The lyrics here border on the inane,
though, as Claypool waxes eloquent on
gross habits. "I can still remember my
old friend Todd Squelati he warbles. "I
watched him snort a milkshake right up
his nose He slurped it up the left side
Blew it out the right side How he
kept it down I will never know
While this is. I suppose, an attempt
at creating some grotesque slice-of-lite
freak show, it dips a little too low into
Beavis territory for my taste.
Too many songs on Tales from the
Punchbowl get mired in pointlessness.
Even the first single, "Wynona's Big
Brown Beaver doesn't go anywhere lyri-
cally, despite its attempts at filthy word
Luckily, these tracks have the mu-
sic to spur them along. On Tales,
Claypool and bandmates Larry LaLonde
and Tim "Herb" .Alexander are having
fun. giving the album that loose feel of
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ate professor of music has published
again. Choirs, handbells and pianos
will be putting these dots in the air
everywhere. Pubished by Art Masters
Studio Incorporated out of Minnesota,
this collection of sacred music is the
latest effort by Pierson.
Though not a member of the com-
posing faculty, earlier he made his
mark with a group of compositions
dedicated to colleague Donna Dease
who died tragically. Her death pushed
Pierson to publish his work in trib-
"I first got started composing for
Donna Dease, a colleague of mine. She
passed away and it drove me to finish
my work and have it published
Pierson said.
A tragic beginning in composi-
tion blossomed into more scores. In
1994, Dr. Pierson received a commis-
sion from the Broad Street Method-
ist Church in Charlotte, North Caro-
lina. This commission was to compose
for the children's chorus, piano and
-adult choir a special Easter symphony
of sound.
The newly tenured professor is
always thinking about music.
"When I am not performing
onstage or teaching from the piano
keyboard, I can be found on the com-
puter keyboard, creating, editing or
entering my latest composition
Pierson said.
He traces his interest in music
back to elementary school.
"I was interested as early as el-
ementary school. I have always sang
Pierson said.
A degree in music education from
Olivet College prepared him for the
world of music, but Pierson was not
sure which route to take until
Eastman Conservatory took him in.
"After finishing high school, I did
not know what road to take in music.
After getting my undergraduate de-
gree from Olivet, the determining fac-
tor was when Eastman accepted me
said Dr. Pierson.
Eastman is one the top music
schools in the United States. Getting
in and staying there amid world class
competition is quite difficult
"Getting into Eastman is like get-
ting into a good medical school. All I
did was live and breath music. The
program is very intense
Eastman gave him a teaching fel-
lowship for tuition which required
Pierson to teach undergraduates. This
fellowship taught him to love teach-
"That was how my teaching ca-
reer got started. I decided I wanted
to pursue a teaching career in con-
junction with a performing career
said Pierson, who received both a
masters and doctorate from the pres-
tigious school.
While getting his doctorate,
Pierson taught at Bucknell before
coming to East Carolina.
"While teaching at Bucknell, I
decided it was time for a challenge so
I applied at East Carolina and they
took me in said Pierson. who teaches
voice and diction in the ECU School
of Music.
Pierson has taught American
music in Greece and has given two
See PIERSON page 5
"A Drop in the Bucket" is just
what it claims to be: a very tiny
drop in the great screaming
bucket of American media opin-
ion. Take it as you will.
Kris Hoffler
Staff Writer
Where I grew up the only
place you could find cultural pro-
grams was on PBS. As a youngster
I spent many hours in my rural
home watching Sesame Street and
National Geographic programs.
Later on, NPR, the radio equiva-
lent of PBS, introduced me to clas-
sical music and an on-going love
affair with America's most original
art form, jazz.
These programs are supported
partially by the government one-
third of the operating costs come
from Uncle Sam and the rest from
donations. The cost to every Ameri-
can is one cent per week, that's 52
cents a year for every man, woman
and child in the country. It seems
to me that we citizens get our
money's worth with these particu-
lar programs.
In a relentless attempt to cut
out unnecessary and costly govern-
ment programs. Newt Gingrich and
his fellow Republicans wish to cut
the funding to these programs.
They say these programs target a
liberal, elite, highly educated minor-
ity of the American population.
They say NPR and PBS are obvi-
ously politically biased and should
be supported by sponsors like their
Republican counterparts, like Rush
First of all, these programs are
not biased. NPR has been known
to do programs on unorthodox
subjects: gay lifestyles, minority
issues, and so on. Since America is
made up of all kinds, shouldn't all
kinds be represented? It seems vei y
democratic to me, and besides that,
it doesn't cost very much.
I am living proof that listen-
ers and watchers are not just of a
liberal and elite crowd. My father,
who is a farmer, listens to NPR
every morning before he goes out
to the field. You don't have to have
a Ph.D. to listen to Mozart, just an
ear or two.
Then there is the idea of put-
ting commercials on these public
broadcast services. One of the best
things about NPR and PBS is that
you don't have to sit through com-
mercials. If we were to make these
programs reliant on commercial
support it would surely ruin the
whole thing.
Think about your local classi-
cal station. How would you like to
hear an ad for McDonalds and
Uncle Ned's Discount Muffler Shop
as an interlude between Bach's
"Brandenburg" Concertos and
Schubert's piano compositions?
Seems ridiculous doesn't it?
I really don't think this bill will
pass; I know too many people of
all types that enjoy the program-
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The East Carolinian
Wednesday, June 14, 1995
IvlJVlU from page 4
the early Primus. That feel is deceptive
in places, however, as a closer listen re-
veals the tight improv soloing and musi-
cal trade-offs that usually find their
homes on jazz albums.
Especially impressive in this area is
"Hellhound 17 1 2" Describing the kind
of orderly chaotic riffing Primus lays
down on any given track is impossible;
you have to hear it to understand.
But then, it always is. A new Primus
album is not something to be devoured
whole. Each release has its own distinct
flavor, and each takes some getting used
to. Tales from the Punchbowl is good,
dark fun from the masters of evil circus
But for Primus fans, it's a trip to the
zoo: fun, terrifying, fascinating and tainted
by the vague feeling that you're partici-
pating in something very slightly per-
verted. Oh, and it smells funnv. too.
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14 Bowling alley
15 Gem
16 Highest point
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20 � Aviv
21 Extended walk
22 Perch
23 Rub out
25 Weaving
27 Mysterious
29 Author s
32 Guiding
33 Group of quail
34 Exist
36 Rainbow
37 Compels to go
38 Sight
39 Boxing decision
40 Deep spoon
41 Wire barrier
42 Naps
44 Passes off as
45 Keats, e.g.
46 Point of view
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50 Postal matter
51 Baseball
54 Serving to link
57 Adolescent
58 Whitewall. eg
59 Certain vessel
60 Listen
61 Frame on
62 Useless plants
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concerts in northern Greece. The
United States Information Service,
which tries to spread what American
culture is like, partially sponsored the
"The people of Greece don't get
to hear a lot of American music over
there, like most of us don't get to hear
a lot of Greek music. They loved us
Pierson said.
Around Greenville, Pierson has
been involved with the East Carolina
summer theatre where he has played
several leading roles. This past week-
end, he played Captain Coran in the
Gilbert and Sullivan musical "HMS
Pinafore" at the town commons.
Though his life is filled with
amazing academic and music credits,
Pierson's second composition was not
immediately pubished. Despite getting
scores of rejections, he did not give
"I got 12 rejections over several
months before the 13th publisher
signed me Pierson said with a few
words of advice. "Love what you are
doing, produce a quality product, and
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learn to love rejections
Pierson's new piece came out
from a combination of two things.
"The music came from a tune I
wrote and a text I wrote and 1 mar-
ried the two
The work, a sacred music piece,
is geared towards churches and choir
groups. Sacred music is a religious
type of music. The professor advised
new composers to pubish something
"Try to publish something where
there is a need and do something that
is innovative. In other words, don't
write a book about a girl from Kan-
sas going to Oz because it has already
been done"
Currently, Pierson and soprano
Louise Toppin are composing a CD
of great women composers of the 19th
and 20th centuries. It is due out for
release in the spring of 1996.
JLIJKvfl: from page 4
ming on our public broadcast systems.
Newt and the gang are just trying to
be as irritating as possible to the logi-
cal people of this country.
This ranks right up there with
their other idea of oening up the
national parks and wildlife preserves
to logging and industry, an idea infi-
nitely more troubling than the public
broadcasting idea. PBS and NPR are
great programs that cost very little to
run in comparison to some of the
other programs sponsored by our
government. If you agree with me,
write your congressional representa-
tive. We can't afford to lose something
of this value to the blind and self-in-
terested actions of our politicians.

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The East Carolinian
Smith lands spot in CFL
Brookins at NFL
Panthers' camp
Willie Brookins
Brian Paiz
Assistant Sports Editor
Junior Smith has found a new
home in Cajun country, but his team's
nickname should be familiar. The
former ECU running back has signed
on with the Shreveport Pirates of the
Canadian Football League (CFL), and
has been in camp for the last three
Smith left the Pirate football pro-
gram as the leading rusher in school
history with 3, 672 rushing yards, as
he surpassed Carlester Crumpler last
season in a game against Southern
Mississippi. Smith rushed for 100
yards or more sixteen times in his
career, which included a school record
282 yards on 31 carries against Tulsa
back in 1993.
Shreveport competed in their in-
augural season in 1994 finishing 3-
15. The Pirates are coached by former
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Forrest
Cregg, and they play all home games
at Independence Stadium, which is
also home to the Independence Bowl.
"Junior has been real impressive
during camp run-
ning the ball and
receiving said
Missy Setters, me-
dia relations direc-
tor for Shreveport.
"I believe Jun-
ior Smith will have
a lot of success in
Shreveport said
ECU assistant foot-
ball coach Jeff
Treadway. "I think
that he will turn out to be an excel-
lent professional football player
The CFL differs from the NFL in
the fact that they have a 110-yard
field, 20-yard end zones, and play
three downs instead of four on each
possession. The width of the field is
also 65 yards, compared to a 50-yaid
NFL field. In the off-season Shreve-
port signed former NFL player Billy
Joe Tolliver to take over the helm as
Shreveport opens their pre-sea-
son on Friday as
they host the
Barracudas. On
July 8, ESPN2
will televise the
Pirates home
game against
the Calgary
Stampede at
7:00 P.M.
In other re-
lated news,
former Pirate linebacker Willie
Brookins is in the Carolina Panthers
pre-season camp in Rock Hill, SC. Last
season Brookins had 33 tackles for
ECU, 16 of them which were solo.
The West Palm Beach, Fla. native
missed four games due to a knee in-
jury. Brookins came to ECU from NE
Oklahoma A&M junior college.
"I believe Junior
Smith will have a
lot of success in
� Jeff Treadway
ECU assistant football coach
A Pro
Junior Smith, ECU'S all-
time leading rusher, has
traded his East Carolina
Pirate uniform for that
of the Canadian Football
League's Shreveport
Photo courtesy of ECU SID
Playoff action erupt during ECU intramurals
David Gaskins
Recreational Services
As first summer session moves
towards exam day, the intramural
softball and basketball playoffs have
begun as well. With temperatures
beginning to scar, the intensity of
competition is also expected to in-
crease as a number of teams remain
in the title hunts within their respec-
tive divisions.
In softball, the big winner for the
week was the weather, as rain
claimed victories by wiping out half
of last week's games. However, sev-
eral teams have established them-
selves with strong finishes heading
into the post-season.
"U Lose" appears to be the team
to beat in Men's Gold as Kemp Ewing,
Stephen Lovett and "Fore" Rembert
continues to pound the ball in victo-
ries over the "Mooseheads" and
"Earl's "Slow and Sloppy" re-
bounded from a close loss to "U
Lose" last week to complete the regu-
lar season in strong fashion behind
the all-around play of Kyle Bostic and
the fielding of Tom King.
A sleeper team in this division
could be "Transit Authority who
moved up from Purple division,
where they dominated. The "Pent-
house Players" have also moved up
to Gold for the playoffs, joining
"Theta Chi" and the other teams
mentioned above.
The number of men's Purple
playoff teams has shrunk due to the
departure of "Penthouse" and "Tran-
sit but "Summer's Eve" finished un-
defeated and enters the playoffs as
the favorite, fueled by the big bats
of Ernie Holden and Pete Cerra.
However, their final regular-season
contest yielded stiff competition, as
the "Unknowns" scratched out a 19-
19 tie with "Summer's Eve With
extra innings being used in the play-
offs, this tie may be broken in the
The "Cavemen" have also im-
proved as the season comes to a close
after they added Matt Snyder,
Pump it
There are many
opportunities for
exercise andor lifting
weights on campus �
so get out there and
use them!
Stephen Smith, Steve Flippin and
Russell Duvall after the season be-
Also in men's Purple is "Ward's
Team which, although winless have
the strongest support of any summer
league team, boasting their own
sports medicine trainer, radioTV
broadcaster and sports information
"Mel's Team" continues to domi-
nate the Co-Rec division, completing
See ECU page 7
New rec center scheduled
to open up in Spring '96
Maureen McKenna
Recreational Services
File Photo
ECU students are aniously
awaiting the opening of the new Stu-
dent Recreation Center (SRC). Af-
ter ten years of plannig. the new
SRC is schedueled to open its doors
in the spring of 1996.
The building will provide unlim-
ited opportunities for ECU students
to exercise and enjoy new leisure
programs offered through Recre-
ational Services.
According to Director of Recre-
ational Services Nancy Mize. the
building will be open from 6 a.m.
until midnight seven days a week.
With the added activity space, Rec-
reational Services will be expanding
its healthy lifestyle programs, and
begin instructional programming
Personal weight trainers will as-
sist students in customizing their
daily workouts. Recreational Ser-
vices is also hoping to expand sum-
mer camps for children, adapted rec-
reation programs, adventure camps.
rock climbing, club sports and
The new Student rec center will
offer everything you could possibly
want in a health club. The Sports
Forum, a six-court, multi-purpose
sports arena, will house basketball,
volleyball, badminton and special
There will be a 10,000-square
foot weight training room and a car-
diovascular fitness center with com-
puterized bicycles, rowing machines,
stairclimbers and treadmills. The
See REC page 7
The Student Recreational Center will offer everything you
could possibly want in a health club, including Squash.
3-on-3 Soccer Clash taking form in Raleigh Stackhouse Visits
Sixers, GM Lucas
Staff Reports
The East Carolinian
Lace up your cleats and get ready to score
in the Capital City 3-V-3 Soccer Clash. On JuV 15
& 16, soccer players from Atlanta to Washing-
ton, D.C. will travel to Raleigh, N.C. to participate
in this event benefiting the Capital Area Soccer
League (CASL). Participation is open to all soc-
cer players, not just those in the CASL.
The Capital City 3-V-3 Soccer Clash will be
held at the WRAL Soccer Center of US 1 North
in Raleigh. The soccer center is the largest soc-
cer facility of its kind on the East Coast with
over 15 full-size soccer fields.
The 3n-3 soccer format is a new idea that
is becoming a big hit nationwide. The Soccer Clash
is the first major 3-on-3 soccer tournament to be
held in North Carolina, and up to 400 teams are
expected to participate. This tournament has
something to offer all soccei players, from the
young to the young at heart The ages range from
Under 5 to adults, with instructional, recreational
and competitive divisions.
The Clash will be played on smaller fields, 30
to 40 yards long, depending on the age groups
involved, with 3 to 4 fields laid out across a full-
sized field. The Clash uses reduced-sized goals -
with a new twist There are no goalkeepers. Shots
on goal must be taken from the offensive side of
the midfield, and there is a 10-foot "no touch" arc
around the goal in the U9 and older age brackets.
Games consist of two 15-minute halves and a two-
minute halftime.
Each team is required to have three members
on the field, but may have up to five on the roster,
and substitutions are unlimited. Teams will be
placed into divisions based on the age of their old-
est player, as well as the team's selected skill
division.The Clash is also looking is volunteers
interested in serving as field monitors for the or"
petition. Volunteers are not expected to be ifar-
ees. The job of the field monitor is to keep le
score and game time while generally overseeing
on-field play and conduct
If you would like a team entry form, informa-
tion about field monitors, or for any other ques-
tions, please call the CASL Hotline at (919)334-
3951. .
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(AP) - Jerry Stackhouse be-
lieves he and the Philadelphia
76ers would be a perfect match for
a life together in the NBA.
The Sixers in turn say that they
regard the 6-foot-5 Stackhouse as
a "fine name and quality indi-
Now. the hard part will be to
work out the details so that
Stackhouse is still on the board
when Philadelphia makes its pick
in the upcoming draft. The Sixers
hold the No. 3 pick after Golden
State and the L.A. Clippers.
"This is my first visit to any
NBA jam and I have enjoyed it
Stackhouse said Monday after he
worked out for the Sixers and dis-
cussed philosophies with coach-
general manager John Lucas and
owner Harold Katz. "I've become
familiar with the 76ers and defi-
nitely feel that it would be a nice
fit for me
The versatile UNC sophomore,
declared his eligibility for the draft
a month ago, said he likes the fact
that the Sixers are a young team.
"I think there's a great upside
to this team, because they have a
lot of young players - not too marry
guys at the end of the road he
said. "From what I understand, they
want to have an up-tempo team. I'm
a guy who can get out on the wing
and create things and cause some
havoc defensively
Stackhouse said he thought
Philadelphia is "one of the better
See VISIT page 7
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The East Carolinian
Wednesday, June 1 4, 1995
from page 6
weight room will also have
selectorized weight machines and a
variety of free weights.
Above the extensive fitness cen-
ter will be three 2.000-square foot
aeerobic exercise studios with mir-
rored walls and a state-of-the-art ste-
reo equipment system.
Opposite the fitness and weight
training facilities, a beautifully-con-
structed three-pool Natatorium will
provide lap swimming, water polo,
free play and aquatics participants
ample hours of fun. Highlighting the
natatorium area is an outdoor 20' x
40' pool surrounded by a large sun-
bathing area and deck.
The SRC will also house a sus-
pended 1 5-mile three-lane track
above the SPORTS Forum, complete
with pace clocks and directional
signs. In addition, an outdoor adven-
ture recreational center, an indoor
climbing wall, seven racquetball
courts and one squash court will be
available for student use.
The SRC will also have a fitness
assessment center to provide com-
puterized information related to car-
diovascular endurance, muscular
strength, flexibility and body com-
To complete the picture, the rec-
reation complex will also have a
classroommeeting room, locker
rooms, showers, towel service, a
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juice har healthy snack area and
stati administrative offices.
With the doors opening for
more recreational fun. student em-
ployment opportunities will also in-
crease. Recreational Services will
hire an additional 120 employees to
meet the needs of the new center.
Added on to the total numher of
Recreational Services employees,
there will be 200-250 students em-
ployed upon completion of the SRC.
Rec Services is also in the pro-
cess of setting up an alumni mem-
bership program. They have formed
three ad-hoc committees discussing
programming, policy 'procedures
and membership issues. The commit-
tees proposals must first go to the
Rec Services Advisory Council c-nd
then to Dr. Matthews.
Keep an eye out for the open-
ing of your new 150,000-square foot
Stuuent Recreation Center. It will
have everything you could hope for
in a health club - and more!
V 1 dl A from page 6
teams picking early in the draft
But several teams have asked
Golden State and the Clippers
about moving up in the June 28
draft in order to take Stackhouse,
who averaged 15.7 points and 8.2
rebounds for North Carolina this
past season.
In that regard, Lucas says that
the Sixers are willing to take their
chances and let Stackhouse fall to
them rather than overpaying to
move up.
"We don't want to lose our
nucleus said Lucas, who today
must decide whom to leave avail-
able to drafting by the new
Vancouver and Toronto franchises
during their June 21 expansion
JCvvU from page 6
the regular-season undefeated behind
Lynda McCormack's pitching and
Melissa Dawson's all-around play.
Other top Co-Rec squads include the
"RN's led by George Rouco and
defending champion "Economics So-
ciety A late-season entry, the "Ter-
minators is expected to be a sleeper
in the championship hunt
In Gold basketball, the "ODBs"
enter the playoffs as the only unde-
feated squad behind a multi-faceted
attack led by Stuart Squires and
Derek McCreight. Other top teams
include "Quiet Storm" and "Full Tilt
"The Scrubs" have been left
without a victory as Bobby Williams
seeks to rediscover his devastating
offensive prowess.
In men's Purple the
"Firebirds'are playoff favorites as Jeff
Wooten and Sean Frelke lead their
attack. However, a trio of other teams
appear to be worthy challengers.
"The Fab Fife's" run-ad-gun offense
features John Mosely and Eric
Williamson, while "A Dynasty in Wait-
ing" relies on the inside-outside skills
of Vander White. The "TPKs" bring
Brian Manning's inside power to the
court, complementing several good
three-point shooters.
Tennis singles had almost com-
pleted the round-robin phase at press
time, with John Matijevic and Mark
Merring emerging as the top players.
Corner of 10th & Dickinson
Across from the courthouse. On the corner of Evans
St. Mall and Third St.
Brad, drop by the office for
the editorial board meeting
today at 4:30. Thanks, Dave
757-1716 5trom
Monday - Friday
3:00 - 5:00



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but very reliable.1300 or bes t offer. Call
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HORSE FOR LEASE - Local Doctor look-
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income. Let us help. Call Student Finan-
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Our clients are discerning singles who
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For more information call
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Call 830-0781.
Please leave a message
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Lost: BlueTri-fold wallet. Please contact
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EC U T r a n s i t Bus Drivers
ECU TRANSIT is looking for mature, dependable, and outgoing
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