The East Carolinian, July 5, 1995

July 5,1995 ;
Vol 69, No. 98
The East Carolinian
Circulation 5,000
East Carolina University
Greenville, N C
10 pases
Around the State
(AP) - Two Fayetteville vet-
erinarians, about half their staff
and five members of a family that
adopted a stray kitten received
emergency vaccinations because
the animal was infected with ra-
The six-week-old kitten bit at
least eight adults and two teen-
agers after the stray was rescued.
(AP) - A Rocky Mount teen-
ager charged with killing his par-
ents last month hanged himself
in the Nash County Jail on Sun-
A fellow inmate found the
body of Shawn Tabron. 18. hang-
ing about 9:30 a.m.
Around the Country
(AP) - Two cargo ships
locked together by a collision in
the Gulf of Mexico were pushed
by tugboats away from nearby oil
rigs on Sunday as authorities
pondered how to salvage the
drifting vessels.
The bow of the empty 750-
foot Greek ship Alexia was em-
bedded in the side of the 514-foot
Enif, a Singapore-flagged vessel
carrying 1,500 tons of steel. The
Enif leaked about 10.000 gallons
of oil, creating a 15-mile slick,
and had about 70,000 gallons left
in her tanks. The ships collided
about 70 miles south of New Or-
(AP) - A bear startled while
feeding on a freshly killed moose
in anchorage Alaska fatally
mauled a woman and her son-in-
law as they hiked through a state
park. The woman's grandson es-
caped by climbing a tree.
(AP) - An experienced diver
who came face-to-face with a
great white shark was bitten
three times but swam to his boat
and escaped in Monterey, Califor-
nia Friday.
Marco Flagg, 31, was bitten
on the right shoulder, thigh and
torso. He was released from a
hospital Saturday, a day after the
Around the World
(AP) - A mortar shell appar-
ently fired by Serbs hit U.N. head-
quarters in Sarajevo. Bosnia-
Herzegovina Sunday, showering
shrapnel on the compound and
the U.S. embassy next door.
Three peace keepers and an em-
bassy guard were wounded.
(AP) - Fumes of unknown
origin were emitted near one of
Tokyo's Yokohama subway sta-
tion entrance Sunday, sending 31
people with throat and eye pain
to hospitals. The victims' condi-
tion was not serious, and all were
soon released, police said.
(AP) - Two police command-
ers and eight officers in the
southern state of Guerrero,
Mexico have been charged with
murder in the shooting deaths of
17 peasants who were headed to
an anti-government rally.
SGA rallies for published evaluations
Students question
validity of teacher
evaluation forms
Wendy Rountree
Assistant News Editor
Getting teacher evaluations pub-
lished to students is the main goal of
the Student Government Association.
(SGA). in the coming year.
"This is the main project for my
administration this vear said Ian
Eastman, SGA president. "I think the
students have a right to know how
these instructors are performing
Eastman said the current evalua-
tion system does not address concerns
that students have about professors. A
number of students hold the same view.
"I've never really filled out those
evaluation sheets because I thought
that it didn't make a difference said
Sam Stewart, a junior math major.
Other students said the evalua-
tions were not administered to students
because the teachers I've had don't do
it correctly said Brooke Smith, a,
sophomore, physical education exer-
cise and sports science major. "They
are supposed to leave the room, so you
can be honest about it. then get some-
body else to take the sheets to the of-
fice. My teachers have always just stood
there. No student is going to be hon-
est about them if they are afraid that
the teacher is going to read what they
Dr. Robert Thompson, director of
planning and institutional research,
who used to be the chairman of the
political science department, said evalu-
ations are a major factor in determin-
ing faculty raises, tenure and promo-
"When faculty is evaluated for
merit pay raises, when they are evalu-
ated for tenure and promotion, the stu-
dent opinion surveys are a factor Th-
ompson said. "They are one of the
major pieces of information about as-
sessing teaching. They are not the only
one. but they are one of them
Dr. Parmalee Hawk, director of
teacher education and chairperson of
the faculty senate's Teaching Effective-
"I don't think they are effective r.ess Committee said teacher evalua-
Phones create
double trouble
Tambra Zion
News Editor
Two phones to a desk has become
a common sight arou id campus.
"We have two phones right now
said Debbie Gladson in the graduate
certification office. "I haven't gotten
any calls on the old one today (Mon-
ECU's new 10,000 line phone sys-
tem is currently being installed, and
telecommunications workers are busy
working out the glitches.
"Most of our troubles are from a
lack of accessibility to rooms said
Todd Zumbach. an employee with
Henkels and McCoy. "Some lines will
work with the old phones, some de-
partments will get new sets
ECU employees have had some
difficulty working with the new system
since its installation two weeks ago.
"Our telephone system is not ex-
actly what we thought it would be
said Rose Mary Stelma. director of the
financial aid office. "We've been strug-
gling with the new phone system
Stelma said the previous relay sys-
tem, which would hold incoming calls
until someone was available, disap-
peared with the new system. So the
office has been improvising, but "we
do have more lines now Stelma said.
"We have three or four lines coming
in on 6610, which means more people
can get in. but they have to hold
Stelma also said she felt telecom-
munications workers are doing a great
job in implementing the new system,
but believes the process will take time.
"I'd say we're a good 12 months
away from our ideal phone system
Campus employees have spent the
past two weeks adjusting to the new
"Once I leam how to use it, it will
probably be a lot better Gladson said.
See PHONE page 2
tions are not the only factor that char-
acterize a good instructor.
"Student evaluations do not re-
port how teachers are performing
said Hawk. "They report student per-
ceptions of how teachers are perform-
Hawk said the other factors that
faculty members are assessed on are
their research, publications, service to
the community, service to public
schools, participation on committees
on campus, their participation in na-
tional organizations, grant writing,
money they bring in and advising.
"All is weighed in, in truth, how it
is perceived that they are teaching, not
Photo by KEN CLARK
A desk full of phones has become a common sight around
campus and will be until the new system is complete.
just by students, but by other faculty
members, peer review, and by their
department chair Hawks said. "So,
you see, the student opinion is one part
of a myriad of things used to evaluate
a faculty member
Thompson said that the planning
and institutional office deals with the
evaluations on a minimal basis.
"This office is responsible tor pre-
paring and sending out the forms to
the departments for distribution to the
students Thompson said. "Then for
collecting those forms back to have
them scanned and the results printed.
Then sending the results back to the
academic unit
Any additional forms filled out by
students are usually sent directly from
their departments, not from the uni-
However, since he used to be the
chairperson for political science depart-
ment. Thompson said he knows how
the evaluations are used.
Eastman said the main step will
be Retting the faculty senate to agree
to publishing the evaluations, and
plans are being made to place 28 SGA
representatives on the faculty senate.
"If the faculty senate wants to
work with the Student Government
See SGA page 3
University beautification
Photo by KEN CLARK
University employee Jennifer McCleary waters the plants hanging on the corner of Alumni
Circle and Founders Drive. Do they really need it with all the rain we've been getting?
Red Cross seeks blood donors
Students asked to
donate during
summer months
Joann Reed
Staff Writer
The American Red Cross wants
your blood.
The American Red Cross is
;ponsoring a blood drive at ECU's
Baptist Student Center this Thurs-
day, July 6th. They have set a goal
to collect at least 100 units of
blood, and ask that the campus
community please donate blood to
support their efforts.
Helen Monroe, manager of do-
nor resources, said that due to col-
lection shortages during the sum-
mer months, the Red Cross depends
on ECU's campus community for
first time and return donors.
"Hospitals need blood year
around Monroe said. "Blood only
has a shelf life of 42 days, so the
process of finding donors is con-
Monroe said this is the first
time the Red Cross has attempted
a blood drive at ECU during the
"We estimate that there are
about 2.000 people on campus dur-
ing the summer months Monroe
said. "It is important that we ap-
peal to these potential donors to
help with blood shortages.
"Holidays always produce a
greater need for blood due to acci-
dents and people who choose to
have surgery while they have time
off from their jobs Monroe said.
The ECU com-
munity is one of
the largest donors
in the region, aver-
aging about 1,700
units per nine
month period, and
each unit of blood
donated helps an
average of three
people, Monroe
Volunteers are
also needed to
work the blood
"We need vol-
unteers to help
with refreshments,
walking donors to
canteen area, and
some just to greet
people and assist
donors with sign-in proce
Monroe said.
The Mid-Atlantic collection re-
gion, which includes eastern North
Carolina and south-eastern Vir-
ginia, needs at least 600 units of
blood a day to provide enough
blood for its 52 hospitals.
"A healthy potential donor can
give blood every 56 days for at least
six times a year Monroe said.
The Red Cross has an urgent
need for donors that have O-posi-
tive. O-negative and B-positive
blood types.
"Giving blood is the most self-
less thing a person can do. The
need for blood never goes away
Monroe said. "In fact, every three
seconds someone needs blood That
is why it is ex-
tremely impor-
tant that
people give
blood on a
regular basis.
Only then will
the Red Cross
be able to pro-
vide blood
when and
where it is
The blood
drive will be
held at the
Baptist Stu-
dent Center.
511 East loth
St. (beside
from 11:30
a.m. until 5:30
p.m. MacDonalds will be support-
ing the blood drive by offering cou-
pons for free hamburgers.
"ECU has always been very-
supportive in our blood drive pro-
grams Monroe said. "We hope
that the campus community will
continue to he helpful to our cause
during the summer months as
To be an eligible donor, you
should he in good health, at least
17 years of age or older and weigh
at least 1 lo pounds.
People who want to volunteer
to help the Red Cross can call
Helen Monroe at (911 758-1142.
Holidays always
produce a greater
need for blood
due to accidents
and people who
choose to have
surgery while they
have time off from
their jobs
� Helen Monroe
Manager of donor resources
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Wednesday, July 5, 1995
The East Carolinian
Murderer to serve 30 years
Toby Russ
Staff Writer
The man accused of murdering
an ECU professor last fall has been
convicted and sentenced to 30 years
in prison.
Robert M. Mattingly was sen-
tenced on May 31 after he pleaded
guilty in the Sept. 1 shooting death
of ECU professor David L. Gobeski.
Mattingly. 55, was charged with
murder after he shot Gobeski inside
the bar at DarryTs restaurant on 10th
Street after an apparent disagreement
"Mattingly entered a guilty plea
through an agreement with his attor-
ney and the district attorney's office
said Greenville Police Detective
Carlton Williams.
The charge to which Mattingly
pleaded guilty was second-degree
"The 30-year sentence was de-
cided upon by the D.As office and
agreed upon by his (Mattingly s) at-
torney and himself (Mattingly) Will-
Q utstanding
Dr. Sherry Southard,
English professor,
received the Society for
Communication's first
Jay R. Gould Award for
Excellence in Teaching.
The award was presented
at the annual conference
in Minneapolis, Minn.
Dr. Margaret M. Capen,
associate professor of
decision sciences, was
one of 16 recipients of
the UNC Board of
Governors' University-
wide Teaching Excellence
Award. The award,
presented in Chapel Hill,
included $7,500 cash.
iams said. "He was sentenced under
the North Carolina Fair Sentencing
Act because the crime took place be-
fore October 1. 1994
The Fair Sentencing Act allows
early parole for first-time offenders.
The motive for the shooting re-
mains a mystery to law enforcement
"No one has ever established any
motive or connection between the two
(Mattingly and Gobeski) Williams
Mattingly himself does not know-
why he shot Gobeski.
"As he (Mattingly) left the court-
room, several people asked him why
he had pleaded guilty and he re-
sponded that he did not recall the
events of that evening Williams said.
Joann Reed
Staff Writer
Cutting costs is the goal of a pro-
gram ECU's department of facilities ser-
vices and university housing have coor-
dinated for more than two years. This
Energy Conservation Program has al-
ready saved the university thousands of
dollars on utility costs and will continue
to help decrease the rising cost of stu-
dent fees.
George Harrell. assistant vice chan-
cellor of business affairs and head of fa-
cility services estimated that the total
annual utility bill for the university came
close to S7 million this year.
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from page 1
"The old phones would do crazy
things a lot. You'd get a lot of busy
signals before the phone would a lot
of times ring you back a busy signal
when trying to make a call
One secretary in the admissions
office agreed that the phones have
caused some frustration, but said that
was to be expected with any large con-
version. The office has a list of prob-
lems for the phone repairmen, who are
currently working their way around
"We think eventually the new
phone system is going to be great
said Linda June-Fowler, an administra-
tive secretary in Spilman. "There are
so many different crews working on so
many different facets things weren't
wired the way they were supposed to
have been
She said the workers are doing a
great job in working out the glitches.
"One problem we have been ex-
periencing is a lack of workable incom-
ing lines that's caused some hard-
ship on the parents who have tried to
call June-Fowler said.
She said some parents who tried
to call last week got busy signals even
when the phones were not in opera-
"Once all the kinks are worked
out you shouldn't ever get a busy sig-
nal June-Fowler said.
1 lenkels and McCoy were sub-con-
tracted to install the Northern Telecom
system, and 20 employees are now
working their way across campus to
check and repair phones. Two work-
ers described the past week as crazy
and long.
Zumbach and his co-workers are
busy checking each wire in the system
to make sure they connect to the proper
areas. This is done through the numer-
ous mechanical rooms throughout cam-
pus. If a line was connected to the wrong
switch, the number called would ring
to the wrong phone. Zumbach said any
improper connections should be cleared
up by the end of this week.
Mendenhall has two mechanical
rooms. Brewster has six. and several
more are located throughout campus.
"Every now and then a line will
knock off and we'll have to come out
and reset a card computer components
which control phone lines Zumbach
said. "There's nothing you can do about
it it's just a glitch in the system
Telecommunications Director Jim
Crain was not available on Monday for
comment but the office was open and
taking down any complaints or repairs
that needed to be made in the various
"All we can do is be patient be-
cause the endjustifies the means June-
Fowler said.
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Association on this and come up with
an evaluation that we can publish to
the students, I think it will be better
for everyone Eastman said. " Then
there's going to be an understanding
that these won't be used for anything
except for the students' purposes
Ken Wooten, a senior hospitality
management major, said he agreed.
"I do think the Student Govern-
ment should publish them because in
that way other students will have an
idea of what the professor is like be-
fore they get into the class Wooten
Hawks said that, in the past, SGA
representative had failed to attend fac-
ulty senate meetings.
Eastman said the university's
course drop rate would be lowered
because students would know whether
or not they could handle the course.
Renu Daryani. a sophomore pre-
occupational therapy major, said she
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lished so students
will know what
teachers to pick the
next year. If they're
published, then
teachers will take
them more seri-
ously and take
them into consider-
Both Thomp-
son and Hawks
agreed that publica-
tion would be a bad
"1 would be
against it because it is a personnel
document Thompson said. "I don't
believe publishing the evaluations will
help anything
Thompson said the rating num-
bers can be misleading, and, therefore,
If they're
published, then
teachers will take
them more
seriously and take
them into
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easily misinterpreted. Also, the possi-
bility of privacy violations would have
to be looked into.
Hawks said
that students
who have a com-
plaint about a
professor should
write a formal let-
ter to the chair-
man of the de-
partment and
should not have
any fear of reper-
cussion. They
should be able to
trust their educa-
tional system.
The pro-
posed SGA pub-
lication would include the following
rated topics for courses: overall amount
learned, overall instructor rating, over-
all course rating, course difficulty, out-
side assignments, course organization
and professor punctuality.
Eastman said the SGA executive
committee had discussed teacher evalu-
ations before, but decided to take ac-
tion after attending the Counsel of
Student Government Associations at
Texas A&M University last March. This
was a meeting of all university SGA
executive counsels in the nation.
"We were sitting in a seminar
about evaluations for the teachers and
how to get them publicized � what the
right steps are Eastman said. "It be-
came an idea from that point We had
talked about it but we didn't know that
other schools had accomplished this.
"We learned that other schools
had successfully done this, whether
through the cooperation of the faculty
or without the cooperation of the fac-
Eastman said one SGA got help
from outside of the university and pub-
lished evaluations on their own.
"1 don't want to do that" Eastman
said. "I think the faculty and the staff
and the students here will work to-
gether, and that's what I want to see
happen. But if not the goal of the SGA
is to produce this
The University of Virginia pub-
lishes teacher evaluations, as well as
Northeastern University, in Boston.
Mass. Eastman said the executive coun-
sel is using Northeastern s summer
1993 - spring 1994 publication as an
Eastman said he wants to open
up talks on this topic so future SGA
members will be able to complete the
"I want to fight the battles, talk
to everybody and get the groundwork
done Eastman said. "I would like to
see this thing done by spring "96. but
we have a long way to go
Thompson said since the faculty
senate will be issuing an experimental
teacher evaluation form this fall and
spring, any plans for publicizing them
would definitely be out this year be-
cause there would be no way to hon-
estly judge the old and new evaluating
Eastman said that it is just as
important to have teacher evaluations
during the summer as well as the fall
and spring.
Thompson said the faculty senate
has only made rules to have evalua-
tions during the fall and spring. Any
changes would have to go through the
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student per year Harrell said. "If we can
improve that total by only one percent
that would save over $70,000 per year
A large part of the utility bill is
caused by campus housing. The cost of
heating and electricity in the residence
halls accounts for about $1.1 million of
ECU's total utility cost per year. With
these costs steadily rising, the university
implemented a plan for a major energy
savings program.
The conservation program uses the
approach of "energy efficiency by design
Harrell said. The project achieves this by
replacing outdated machinery all over
campus. Updated equipment in the steam
plant such as the new heat recovery sys-
tems, help to lower not water and heat-
ing costs. An ice-storage system was in-
stalled in Todd Dining Hall that conserves
energy during peak hours, and also R-
cycles melting ice used in the air condi-
tioning system.
"If you can change high energy us-
ing equipment to low usage, more effi-
cient systems, you can gain savings with-
out adversely effecting the user Harrell
said. "We can also save the students
money in room rent and student fees
According to Harrell even simple
improvements can help to control the
high utility bill.
"Even replacing old fluorescent
light fixtures with more efficient elec-
tronic ballasts T-8 bulbs helps to save
money he said.
The federal government appropri-
ated ECU with a grant to match dollar
for dollar the cost improving utility effi-
ciency for campus. As a result the uni-
versity received a check for nearly a quar-
ter of a million dollars in reimbursement
costs for these improvements.
"Students can also be a part of the
conservation effort" Harrell said. "I ask
all students to use energy here just like
you do in your own home. If you don't
need it turn it off. That is the best sav-
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The East Carolinian
Our View
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The new
phone system
should put
ECU into the
forefront of
technology, but
why do we
feel so behind?
Ahh, the firstfruits of new technology.
As the long, drawn-out process of designing and installing
of a new university-wide fiber optics system came to a close,
dreams of a campus connected by a high-tech communications
network turned to nightmares upon its activation last Monday.
There were plenty of headaches to go around, one big one
for the unlucky ECU employee whose office telephone, for a
brief time period on Monday, rang as the destination for every
phone call placed in ECU's "328" system.
More for virtually every campus resident who could not (and
10 days later still cannot) receive incoming calls ranging from
those about postgraduate employment to a simple "hello call"
from dear old mom. It's even worse foi 'he ones who can't call
out. They've had to resort to pay phones.
It seems that the only people who had a quiet week were
the employees at the ECU telephone repair office, for when
calls were placed to their office, they rang somewhere else.
Basically, the mid-session fiber optic activation (and accom-
panying problems) is just another disadvatage that the ECU
summer school student must put up with - including the daily
"Purple Pirate Hike for Food from the campus dorms to Todd
Dining Hall.
Once Todd is in sight, however, hundreds of pint-sized mu-
sicians, cheerleaders and Science camp participants flood the
building, leaving, on some days, a 15-minute wait for the per-
manent ECU student just to get a table.
As the University administration scaled back campus activ-
ity during the summer sessions for "convenience it's the ECU
student that suffered. Like when all university offices, includ-
ing those with the paychecks, closed at 11:30 a.m. on payday -
after the university already unlawfully held the checks for a
week anyways. Or each night as none of the campus dining
locations remain open for the on-campus resident to get dinner
after 6:30 at night - a major gaffe, especially when some classes
don't get out until seven.
Summer school students are basically at the mercy of the
ECU administrators; guinea pigs forced to play along as the
administration puts on a happy face for the incoming freshmen
and various teenage groups on campus while simutaneously
restricting the activities of their permanent students.
Where there should be a administrationstudent relation-
ship that says "Tell us your problems and we'll fix them, or do
our best lies one that shouts "You are already an ECU stu-
dent trapped in our system, and these younger groups are po-
tential recruits. That's why they get first priority. Deal with it
The university putting anonymous junior high school stu-
dents' comfort ahead of their own students' necessities blatantly
shows the administration's lack of sensitivity for those who, in
essence, pay their, salaries.
The ECU staff needs to take notice of the numerous on-
campus problems and rectify them. Such a large university will
always have problems, but the faculty's disregard for correc-
tion has placed such an enormous black mark on the school's
already-questionable reputation in North Carolina that it could
leave a permanent stain that hinders future enrollment in such
a critical time of campus-wide growth and development.
Sympathy for the bedeviled
When I first began writing for
The East Carolinian back in Feb-
ruary, the O.J. Simpson trial was
just beginning to get into full
swing. Face it, all trials need at
least two to three months of throat-
clearing before the court really gets
own to business.
Occasionally since then, when
I've been desperate and strapped
for an idea, I've always batted
around the notion of doing some-
thing on the trial, but always
stopped myself at the last second
by saying, "No, that's what every-
one else is doing. And anyway, the
people who read the paper are al-
ready sick to the gills of the whole
chaotic mess. The only thing that
would interest them now would be
for an opinion columnist who had
written an article on the proceed-
ings to be killed in a back alley
I've successfully avoided the
topic every time, except for that one
little revelation a few weeks back
that it was in fact a wax dummy of
Simpson that's been sitting behind
the defense table all these long
Someone somewhere must
have gotten wind of that one, be-
cause the dummy was recently re-
placed with a rubber-skinned
animatronic that moves around just
enough to give the semblance of
I can't help it. I just can't help
it. The silliness factor of this CTV-
circus has been increasing by fac-
tors of 10 with each passing week,
and it's just too much not to write
about it.
Brian Wright
Opinion Columnist
The silliness
factor of this
CTV-circus has
been increasing
by factors of 10
A small disclaimer before I
start here, and before all the witch-
hunters who think I'm making fun
of a tragic situation get the desire
to give me an axehandle massage
for my insensitivity. Relax. I'm not
laughing it up at the thought of
Ron and Nicole being turned into
human sieves by Simpson or Kato
or Howdy Doody or whoever the
hell did it.
I am, however, in a daily state
of stitches at the sandbox games
that what could have been one of
the most precedent-setting trials of
the century has degenerated into.
Come on, look at the potential
here for bringing the rich and fa-
mous back down to earth. This even
beats Robert Mitchum's jail time for
pot, or Rick James' imprisonment
for cocaine and out-and-out weird-
ness (which never really surprised
any of us to begin with).
We all know it should have
been over long before now, though.
Even Judge Ito is looking con-
stantly bored. I would really hate
to be the one who had to listen to
him unburden his rage and frustra-
tion at the end of every day in
Something along the lines of:
"My God, we sit there in that room
for days on end and nobody ever
says or does anything to get us even
vaguely closer to being done with
all this!
Even the prosecution and de-
fense attorneys are snapping at
each other like sleep-deprived wol-
verines! And to top it all off. talk-
show hosts are making fun of me
every night on national television
Sure, Ito's bored to the point
of tears and probably not too far
away from a wild fit of barking and
gnawing on his own hands. Who
can blame him? Not me.
The argument here is that he
definitely has the judicial author-
ity to order both attorneys to spit
it all out by a given date, but by
now it's obvious that there isn't a
hope or that happening. No, there's
too much riding on seeing this
thing trough to the bitter, tedious
I'm sure Ito has a book deal
for this at least in the back of his
mind, and why not? Even Kato,
whom most people seem to unani-
mously agree is the biggest dolt
since Herman Munster, is getting
his literary pound of flesh out of
this mess. Plus, Ito's earned it-the
poor guy will probably never be
able to watch CNN again without
scrambling to the top of his book-
shelf and screaming hysterically.
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All politicans are not the same
A crowd gathered at the Willis
Building in late October for the
League of Women Voters' Forum. The
crowd cheered wildly when one poli-
tician promised to "camp on the door-
steps of the General Assembly to get
funding for ECU He stood in front
of the whirring television cameras to
explain he would not vote to elimi-
nate positions at East Carolina Uni-
He told the audience state em-
ployees were important to Greenville
and Pitt County's economy. He said
he would not vote for eliminating state
jobs outright. Instead, he said he
would only support eliminating them
through attrition. East Carolina Uni-
versity is one of the largest employ-
ers in his district
A few moments later another
politician stepped up to the micro-
phone and professed his commitment
to East Carolina. A similar litany of
promises followed his profession of
faith. He explained he was a former
high school principal who understood
the value of education. The crowd
cheered again.
There are several differences be-
tween these two men. One is now a
representative in the State House.
The other serves in the Senate. One
is serving his first term. The other has
served for several years. One is a
Democrat. The other is Republican.
However, the most striking difference
is one told the truth, while the other
did not
Recently, House Bill 4 threatened
Thomas Blue
Opinion Columnist
We must hold
accountable for
the promises
they make
to cut S48 million from the Univer-
sity of North Carolina System. It prom-
ised to eliminate 46 faculty and 16
nonteaching positions at ECU. It also
would have cut graduate teaching
assistantships and hiked tuition for in-
state and out of state students. The
bill also prevented ECU officials from
choosing where budget cuts should
Rep. Henry Aldridge and Sen. Ed
Warren both proclaimed an under-
standing of the value of East Caro-
lina University to the cheering crowd
at the Willis Building. However, one
man voted for this bill while the other
did not. Henry Aldridge did not camp
on any doorsteps as he had promised.
Instead, he voted to eliminate 62 staff
and faculty positions at East Carolina
The bill passed the State House
and would have become law if ap-
proved by the Senate. However, Ed
Warren lived up to the promises he
made on the stage at the Willis Build-
ing. As a member of the Senate Con-
ference Committee, he fought to re-
store East Carolina's funding. In the
end, he was able to restore all but
$600,000. Ed Warren's word was as
good as gold to those gathered at the
Willis Building during the election.
This budget battie illustrates how
different two elected officials can be.
One jettisoned his campaign promises
the moment he hit the Legislative
Building's front steps. The other stood
by what he campaigned on. It seems
easy to become frustrated with the
political system. It appears easier to
vote against incumbents that to vote
for them. It may even be easier to just
walk away from the political process.
It is more difficult to be atten-
tive and to vote for each person based
on their record. We must recognize
what is right and wrong with our po-
litical system if we hope to fix it Blan-
ket statements about politicians and
elected officials are dangerous. Gen-
eralizations about politicians essen-
tially throw out the baby with the bath
We must hold politicians account-
able for the promises they make. Be-
ing informed about their individual
voting records is the first step. Step-
ping into the voting booth comes next
It is unreasonable to expect politicians
to take voters seriously, if the predomi-
nant mind set is to penalize all politi-
cians for the sins of a few.
July 4, patriotism or a party?
What did you celebrate on the
Fourth of July? Was it our country
winning its independence from
Mother England? Or was it not hav-
ing to go to class or work? And how
did you celebrate? Did you reread the
constitution and ponder the very
meaning of freedom in our timesOr
did you get knee-walking drunk and
wake up on the banks of the Tar
River? Or did you attend the annual
family barbecue and eat cold food that
should've been warm and warm food
that should've been cold and see your
two-year-old nephew get carried away
by a 20-pound mosquito?
It's funny, but the ways in which
most of us celebrate Independence
Day have less to do with celebrating
freedom from tyranny than they have
to do with celebrating freedom from
school and work and, of course, free-
dom from all common sense and inhi-
Let's take fireworks for example.
Andi Powell Phillips
Opinion Writer
It amazes me
every year to
see someone
stumble by so
drunk his eyes
are crossed
What is it about them that reduces
grown people's brains to silly putty?
You know what I mean, every year you
see some guy lighting fireworks with
his family standing nearby and every
few moments he warns everyone to
"stay back" and "be careful then, one
cf the fireworks fizzles and this same
guy warning everyone to be careful
bends over the dud until his nose is
practically touching it trying to see if
it is going to do anything. What if it
does? And it amazes me every year to
see someone stumble by at a picnic
or a party so drunk his eyes are
crossed, carrying a lit package of fire-
crackers. How come nothing ever
seems to happen to these idiots?
I guess it's something that at least
we still celebrate the Fourth, even in
the odd ways we do. While I doubt
that our forefathers envisioned a fu-
ture of beer-bloated, ham-sandwich-
with-warm-mayonnaise-eating nimrods
blowing off their big toes with fire-
crackers when they celebrated the
original Independence Day, I am sure
they would be gratified to know that
we, such as we are, are still (mostly)
free. Free to drink too much, free to
eat too much, free to talk too much,
all in the name of our beloved coun-
Smoking: a stinking habit
I can walk to class on any cer-
tain morning, afternoon or evening
and it never fails that I have to walk
through a cloud of smoke to get into
any building. Yes most classroom
buildings are smoke-free but, what's
the point? All the smokers who used
to pollute my air in the buildings,
now pollutes my air outside of every
entrance to every building.
We make a building smoke free
to protect the rights of nonsmokers.
Then we turn around and place mul-
tiple ashtrays outside of every en-
trance. And we all know that an ash-
tray to a group of smokers is like a
watering hole to a bunch of water
buffalo. Smokers use it as a place for
congregating rather than it's obvious
function (but that is a totally differ-
ent bitch session in itself)- At least
when the buildings were smoke-free
the smoke was not concentrated in
one certain area which every person,
smoker or nonsmoker had to walk
through. Talk about infringing on my
rights as a nonsmoker!
I could really care less if you
want to smoke and inevitably kill
J.D. Heath
Opinion Columnist
You do not have
any right to
pollute the air I
breathe as I
walk to class.
yourself with your habit. No. let me
clarify, I don't care at all. It is your
life, you make your choices, but
when you sit outside of every en-
trance to every building on campus
and pollute the air 1 must breathe
entering that building , you are in-
fringing on my rights - my choice
not to smoke. What gives you the
right to fill the air with noxious
fumes that I must walk through to
get to my class.
I am sick and tired of listening
to all you unhealthy, smelly smok-
ers bitch and moan about your
rights as a smoker and a citizen of
this country. You do have a right to
do to your body that which you
want, but you do not have any right
to pollute the air I breathe as I walk
to my class.
On the other hand, I don't
blame you smokers totally, 1 also
blame the university for not foresee-
ing this problem when they made
the buildings smoke-free. They
should have seen the inevitable
problem. They should have allocated
certain areas outside of every build-
ing designated solely for the pur-
pose of smoking.
If this pisses off a lot of you die
hard smokers - great! I love to raise
a few hairs among readers. Then I
know I have written a good article,
one that provokes emotion. If you
agree with my point of view - voice
your opinion. Then and only then
will something begin to change.
Lastly I would like to person-
ally DARE any smoker to respond
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Wednesday, July 5, 1995
The East Carolinian
Music professors jazz it up
She's the boss
Brandon Wadded
Assistant Lifestyle Editor
Most of us who go to class regu-
larly see more than enough of our
professors during classtime. We
think of them as esteemed educa-
tors wearing tired clothes and giv-
ing boring lec-
tures in their
stuffy classrooms
as they decide our
academic fates.
The last thing on
our minds as stu-
dents is spending
any more time
with our instruc-
tors than abso-
lutely necessary.
The members
of the East Caro-
lina Faculty Jazz
Band are out to
dispel these feel-
ings students have
toward faculty members. This dy-
namic quartet has found a local res-
taurant not to instruct students in
their field of expertise, but to have
a great time doing exactly what they
love: performing live jazz.
The credentials this collective
group of musicians possess is more
like the featured live entertainment
on The Tonight Show than one of a
band that can be enjoyed every
other Thursday night at Staccato
restaurant in Greenville.
Each of these four instructors
are prominent musicians in their
own right. But as a group, they add
the extracurricular entity that can
only be described as magnetic.
This magnetism is due. in part,
to the attitude
this quartet
takes to their
music. "The
negative stig-
mas of jazz mu-
sic, such as it
being only for
intellectuals, is
left outside the
door. We're just
having a great
time doing
what we love. It
gives us a
chance to play
off-campus and
to have some of
our students play with us stated
Peter Mills, the Faculty Jazz Band's
reedman (and ECU Jazz Studies and
Saxophone Instructor).
The predominant love of jazz is
easily recognized by the crowd that
religiously packs Staccato everytime
they play. As a band, the faculty has
managed to fill Staccato with jazz
enthusiasts of all ages and back-
It gives us a
chance to play
off-campus and to
have some of our
students play with

� Peter Mills
Faculty Jazz Band
"Playing at Staccato fits the
vibe of our music. Our students are
given the opportunity to play with
their teachers without being graded,
just learning, playing and having
fun. That's the way to learn, espe-
cially in the arts Mills continued.
Three other accomplished mu-
sicians round out the seasoned quar-
tet. Bassist (more appropriately
known as the Director of Jazz Stud-
ies) Caroll DaShiell, pianistProfes-
sor of Piano and Jazz Studies Dr.
Paul Tardif and percussionist
(former student) Joe Lee.
The Faculty Jazz Band plays
again tomorrow night, when they
will play original music, as well as
choice selections from such jazz
greats as Duke Ellington and Miles
Davis. The band prides themselves
on playing a loose repertoire of
songs. "We don't have a set list, it's
real informal; one of us will just call
a song, and we'll play it Mills con-
Because of this improvisational
manner of playing live music, the
professors don't have "lesson plans"
for once. So don't go to Staccato's
expecting to see the same professors
you see in class. They are dressed
in flashier attire in an informal set-
ting and they don't even expect stu-
dents to take notes - just follow
their lead and have a great time.
Photo courtesy Hardee's Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Melissa Etheridge put on a show that pleased the crowd at
Walnut Creek last Thursday, despite rains that soaked the
unfortunates seated on the hill at the open-air theater.
Melissa Ethridge
thrills the Creek's
wet crowd
Ike Shibley
Staff Writer
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Apollo 13 soars
Dale Williamson
Staff Writer
Ron Howard has been a hit-and-miss diiector for sev-
eral years, but he has finally perfected his shot with his
latest film, Apollo 13. As opposed to relying on melodra-
matic flares, which has been a problem with Howard's
more serious efforts, this historical picture paints an hon-
est and straight-forward story that depicts a nail-biting
moment in America's quest for the moon.
Based on
the near-tragic
1970 NASA
mission, Apollo
13 centers on
astronauts Jim
Lovell (Tom
Hanks), Jim
Swigert (Kevin
Bacon) and
Fred Haise (Bill
Paxton). Seri-
ous technical
problems with
their space mis-
sion turn their
life-long dream
of walking on
the moon into a
struggle to re-
turn to earth.
But wait,
there's more.
Howard falls short
Ike Shibley
Staff Writer
Photo courtesy Universal Pictures
Astronauts Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton and Kevin Bacon hang in
zero-g limbo while our critics try to make up their minds about
Ron Howard's new space mission film, Apollo 13.
While our heroes float about in space, there's also
much action on Earth. As the NASA team races with the
clock to figure out a way to get their men home in one
piece, the families of the astronauts deal with the media,
who seem to have renewed interest in what they had called
just a routine trip to the moon.
Scriptwriters William Broyles and Al Reinert should
be applauded for creating an ensemble piece filled with
so many well-rounded characters and for giving each char-
acter a significant function in the overall plot of the film.
But what is a character without a strong actor to
bring it to life? If you like powerful performances in your
movie meal deal, then consider this film an all-you-can-eat
buffet from hell. Tom Hanks once again proves that he
has come a long way from Bosom Buddies. As Jim Lovell,
Hanks carries with him trie charm of a young boy who
finally gets a chance to live out his dream as well as the
desperate determination of a man who will do whatever it
takes defy death and continue his chosen life as a dedi-
cated father and husband.
Backing up Hanks, Kevin Bacon and Bill Paxton have
the right stuff to fill their characters with a mixture of
passion, excitement and fear. Bacon particularly stands
out as a somewhat outcast playboy who comes to the team
as a last-minute replacement for Ken Mattingly (Gary
Sinise). who may or may not be infected with the measles.
Also shining is Kathleen Quinland. As Lovell's wife,
Marilyn, Quinland portrays a woman who wants to break
down under her own fear but must stand strong as a sym-
See SOAR page 7
Ron Howard's films make an easy target for any critic. I
have lambasted many of his films in print from Gung Ho to
Far and Away. The list of Howard disasters also includes
Willow, Backdraft and Parenthood. He tries so diligently to
make gritty, realistic films but his final product is always
laughably contrived. Howard makes films that would appear
realistic only to the citizens of Mayberry on the Andy Griffith
Howard's lat-
est film, Apollo 13,
sticks close to the
facts of the actual
Apollo 13 mission,
which nearly ended
in disaster. Yet he
still manages to
make a saccharine
treatment of the
events and actually
saps some of the
raw power from the
Apollo 13 was
the moon mission
where a short cir- ,
cuit caused the as-
tronauts to almost
lose their lives. The
story has built-in
appeal along with a
sizable amount of
tension. The film cuts back and forth between the spaceship
and the Houston control to relate the return home of the
fateful mission.
In the ship are Commander Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks),
Command Module Pilot JacV Swigert (Kevin Bacon) and
Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise (Bill Paxton). Swigert was a
last-minute replacement for Ken Mattingly (Gary Sinise) who
was exposed to measles and ran the risk of falling ill during
the voyage.
On the ground in Houston is Gene Kranz (Ed Han-is).
Kranz works calmly (most of the time), with an entire legion
of trained scientists and engineers, to bring the ship back to
Earth. The events on the ground are as exciting as anything
in the air.
In between space and Houston, Howard inserts scene
after scene of the families. Apollo 13 spends too much time
on the familial reaction to the crisis. Howard even includes
Lovell's mother in the story. Shots of teary-eyed children
and nervous wives detract from the film.
The tension in the ship and in Houston adequately con-
veys the problems of the mission. To waste time with reac-
tion shots is an uninspired way to evoke more sympathy. The
shots of grandma Lovell and Marilyn Lovell, Jim's wife, add
nothing to this film. The audience does not really want to see
their strained, worried countenances; we want to see how
Apollo 13 will make it back to Earth.
Howard spends so much time on minor characters, es-
pecially ones not crucial to the story, that he leaves no time
for character development The scene where Lovell tells
See FALL page 7
Last Thursday Melissa Etheridge
performed at a soggy Walnut Creek
Amphitheater. She returned to the
venue after only a year to a nearly
sold-out theater. Most fans were not
Etheridge has been compared to
many great performers and has been
dubbed by some as the female Bruce
Springsteen. She certainly possesses
the Boss's raw energy. She paraded
around the stage for 2 12 hours,
belting out love songs full of heart-
ache and passionate conviction. Much
like Springsteen often does, Etheridge
gave her band a breather and sang a
few acoustic numbers including a poi-
gnant version of "Ain't It Heavy" and
a song from her upcoming CD (due
in November).
The fans roared their apprecia-
tion (although many around me on
the lawn seemed oblivious to any
sound coming from the front of the
amphitheater) for Etheridge's soulful
melodies, never more so than just
before the closure of her regular set
Etheridge brought the crowd to their
feet by singing "Bring Me Some Wa-
ter" then while the audience was rock-
ing she unexpectedly kicked out a rau-
cous version of "You Shook Me All
Night Long Etheridge played the
crowd almost as well as she played
her guitar during that finale. She left
the stage amid hoarse screams.
Too often, though, she resorted
to cheap crowd pleasers like shout-
ing "Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill"
again and again (I counted five differ-
ent times) or letting her guitarist play
solo for several minutes. The crowd
was there to hear her and the show
would have been much more lively had
she careened from one number to the
next Instead she wasted a lot of time
talking and far too much time on in-
strumental solos. At one point all four
musicians played the drums. The idea
was cute but went on so long that it
became tedious.
I was spoiled five years ago when
I saw Etheridge at a 1,500 seat the-
ater in Tampa, Florida. She was pro-
moting her Brave and Crazy album
and had a strong, but small, core of
fans. The intimate setting seemed the
perfect way to experience her brand
of soulful rock. The stadium-sized
show at Walnut Creek just could not
compare to the hospitable venue in
Tampa. And why is Walnut Creek so
expensive - $17.50 to sit on the grass?
The concert proved that
Etheridge has what it takes to remain
in rock for a while (though she needs
to explore a bit larger lyrical domain).
With energy and passion she made the
patrons at the Creek all but forget
their wet feet and sent them home
with a song or two in their hearts.
CD. Reviews
CeDell Davis
The Best of CeDell
Kris Hoffler
Staff Writer
There is a small division of the
Capricorn label called Fat Possum
Records that deals exclusively with
older styles of American music. The
blues, zydeco and other forms of
music from the deep south are pro-
duced by this label.
Their latest release is a collec-
tion ot the best of a southern blues
artist entitled The Best of CeDell
CeDell Davis is a blues artist
of an old school design; a sleepy,
slow Mississippi delta blues to be
exact. He gathered together several
other artists of the genre to help
out on the album. Col. Bruce Hamp-
ton, formerly of the Aquarium Res-
cue Unit, helps out on many of the
tunes as well as other prominent
artists of the roots rock blues
There are a lot of 12-bar stan-
"A Drop in the Bucket" is
just what it claims to be: a very
tiny drop in the great scream-
ing bucket of American media
opinion. Take it as you will.
Mark Brett
Lifestyle Editor
dard blues songs on this release;
that particular form makes up the
majority of the tracks. It is prob-
ably the most recognizable sound
in the area of blues, which in turn
makes this a very accessible release.
It also has a very good sound qual-
ity, something that blues record-
ings are not known for.
The album opens with "My Dog
Won't Stay at Home CeDell sings,
"You know I done got so lonesome
People I just don't know what to
do This one is a slow 12-bar blues
tune that deals with the most typi-
cal of blue's subjects, infidelity and
"Keep Your Mouth Closed
Baby" is similar to the opening tune
in musical style, but the lyrics deal
with being flat broke and the rela-
tionship problems that come with
such a situation.
"You know I came home every
Friday, with all my hard earned
payYou know I begged you baby
honey to change your waysSo now
you ca get to steppin' baby
CeDell belts out on "Get to Steppin'
Baby CeDell lets the condescen-
sion flow on this one.
The very next song takes the
opposite stance. "Baby Don't Do It"
is a down-on-bended-knee song that
puts CeDell in his most convincing
mode, begging his lover not to
There are also a couple of in-
strumental dance songs on the disc.
"Rock" and "CeDell's Boogie" are
at twice the tempo of the vocal
tunes and are very conducive to
shuffling of the feet and shaking
of the bottom. Derrek Trucks adds
a nice slide guitar action to both
the tunes.
I love the blues and The Best
of CeDell Davis is nothing but. It
is tastefully done and very true to
tradition. Check out this CD, crack
open a cold one and get back to
what's real.
Do you know any two
people with the same car?
Think hard, now. In all your
wide web of acquaintances, do
you know anyone who has the
same model of car as anyone
else you know?
If you answered yes, con-
gratulations. Nobody I've asked
in person has been able to think
of anyone.
I know a lot of people, hav-
ing attended three different col-
leges and having had many dif-
ferent sets of friends since high
school. But in this huge net-
work of friends and family, I
can't think of any two cars that
are alike. Even if you answered
yes, I'd be willing to bet that
you could only think of two
So what does this mean? It
means that the world's auto
manufacturers have managed to
produce a higher number of dif-
ferent cars than the number of
people most human beings are
capable of knowing. In the mod-
ern age of big cities and ex-
tended families, I find this noth-
ing short of astounding.
It could be argued that the
vast number of available car
models in merely a reflection of
the public's desire for variety.
In other words, having a differ-
ent can that anyone else you
know is a statement of individu-
ality. If that's the case, though,
I would ask why all the differ-
ent car models are starting to
look so much alike. But that's
just a quibble.
I think variety is exactly
the issue here. But have we
taken variety too far? I mean,
I'm all for individuality. In fact,
I don't think we have enough
of the stuff in this plastic, in-
terchangeable VHS world (if we
all love variety so much, what-
ever happened to BetaMax?
These are the things that keep
me awake at night). But enough
may very well be enough.
Have you walked down the
shampoo aisle in the local Wal-
Mart lately? Dear God, what an
obscene display! The fact that
shampoo takes up a whole aisle
by itself frightens me. But it's
when I venture into that
dragon's lair of variety that my
flight instinct really kicks in.
Beyond the 20 or 30 different
brand names in evidence,
there's another, more insidious,
level of variety.
No matter what might hap-
pen to your hair, whether it's
due to genetics, abuse, fire,
flood, famine or plain old act
of God, there's a shampoo for
There's shampoo for dry
hair, oily hair, "in-between" hair
(?) and chemically-damaged
There's medicated sham-
poo for various skin conditions,
itchy scalp and the old faithful
horrors of dandruff.
There's a shampoo spe-
cially formulated to be used
while giving your hair a rest
from your regular shampoo.
There's shampoo with beer,
shampoo with milk and sham-
poo with tulip extract. And,
coming soon, shampoo with In-
donesian White Llama Semen!
Shampoo, shampoo, sham-
poo! It's enough to drive a sane
person into the hills to wear
goat skins and eat barley root.
But that's not the worst
thing. No, the worst thing is
that, in the midst of all this
staggering, brobdingnagian va-
riety, the hardest kind of sham-
poo to find is often for "normal"
hair. When I ask the helpful
Wal-Mart stock people about it,
they usually tell me that regu-
lar shampoo doesn't sell very
See DROP page 7

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Wednesday, July 5, 1995
The East Carolinian
Embrace the perverse in Rocket City
In Review
Rhonda J. Cranford
Staff Writer
Ever thought about leaving town
and finding a new life for yourself in a
new place? Well, this book could give
you an idea of what to expect
Catherine Alpert's Rocket City is
an unusual work, and if you'd like a
reading experience full of incredible
characters and funny plot turns, you
should give this a try. I should warn
you, however, that Rocket City de-
mands a lot of patience from the reader.
The story is really two in one.
Chapters alternate between characters
Marilee and Figman, who are both
going through major life transitions.
One of the drawbacks to this approach
is that the reader is tempted to skip
the chapters about Figman and read
ail of the ones about Marilee.
Marilee has an interesting sidekick
named Enoch. Enoch is what would
be referred to in today's politically cor-
rect climate as a "little person but he
insists on being called a dwarf. Enoch
steals the show. He's a millionaire
drifter who knows everybody in New
Mexico, and he likes to crusade against
political correctness.
He takes Marilee to a dwarf toss
and cheers as she hurls a little guy by
the name of Bashful into the far wall.
Enoch's belief is that life is hard and
cruel, which no amount of politeness
and political delicacy can change. He
tries to teach Marilee to embrace the
crass nature of life, as he has.
For the first part of the book
Alpert throws out loose ends that seem
like pointlessly included information.
For example, after Marilee reaches
Alamogordo she meets a man who is
both the town gynecologist and the
mayor. This character is quirky and
interesting, someone worthy of further
development but he doesn't show up
again until near the very end of the
All the loose ends tie themselves
up satisfactorily, though Alpert takes
her time and makes the reader worrv
that he's wasting his time. She also
leaves the reader hungry for missing
information, but that is given in full
later on in the book. For example, she
introduces the subplot of Figman try-
ing to avenge his gardener, but we don't
discover how it turned out until close
to the end. Just when you've forgotten
about these loose ends, Alpert ties
them up.
Until the last half of the book, it
doesn't begin to make sense why the-
story focuses on Marilee and Figman,
who seem to have nothing in common
other than a recent move to New
Mexico. Marilee goes there to get mar-
ried, and Figman goes there to die.
Subtle similarities begin to show up.
They both suffer from migraines, they
both came from troubled, fatherless
family situations, they both paint and
they're both romantically interested in
people who are impossibly wrong for
Eventually they almost meet in a
head-on collision, and Figman spills a
drink on Marilee in a bar. These char-
acters contrast with each other nicely.
For example, the reader is led to specu-
late about how the lack of a father has
affected each of them differently.
The main drawback of Rocket
City, as I mentioned before, is the fact
that the story is more heavily weighted
on Marilee's side. Figman is a tedious
old maid to begin with, and he doesn't
have the benefit of a colorful sidekick
like Enoch. This makes the book like a
multi-layered Oreo cookie - you have
to crunch through layers of boring
cookie wafer to enjoy the icing be-
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but in the end Alpert succeeds in leav-
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oVVJK from page 5
bol of hope for her children and her
Last, but definitely not least,
there is the always underrated Ed
Harris portraying mission control
leader Gene Kranz. Even though his
screen time may be limited, Harris
carries a presence that is always felt.
Harris commands every moment he
is on screen with the confidence of
a veteran actor, shouting such lines
as "We haw never lost an American
in space, and it's not going to hap-
pen on my shift and "I don't want
the whole Bible, just give me a few
But Apollo 13 has much more
than just great actors. Cinematog-
rapher Dean Cundey works wonders
see the rocket launch), the musical
score by James Homer punches up
the intensity of the entire film, and
the overall special effects retain the
realistic nature of the story.
Admittedly, this summer has
been a bummer for movies. With
films like Congo and Die Hard 3
floating aimlessly without any sense
of purpose, it is a relief to see Hol-
lywood release a film that doesn't
mind taking its time to develop
strong characters and a strong plot
while at the same time never lose
its sense of awe and wonder. Hats
off to Ron Howard and company for
taking the job seriously and doing
it right. Fonzie would be proud, Ron.
On a scale of one to ten, Apollo 13
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of the emotions of any of the three as-
tronauts is clear and none talk about it
Only one scene details any com-
munication between the astronauts in
space as Lovell and Haise talk about
the 'tatter's future child; but the scene
ends in a fight between Swigert and
Haise and no one talks again. The as-
tronauts are caricatures, almost as bad
as the cardboard heroes thrown up on
the screen in any generic action film.
The actors do as much as they can
with their roles. Bacon and Harris stand
out but Harris gets the meatier role, so
he can do more with it The script does
not really allow the actors any room to
develop their characters. The roles have
smaller dimensions than the inside of
the lunar module.
Apollo 13 is a fun film, filled with
entertaining moments. But the shoddy
direction and weak writing undermine
what could have been a great story. The
film completely captures one's attention
while watching, but leaves no perma-
nent impression because of a lack of
artistic integrity.
On a scale of one to ten, Apollo 13
rates a six.
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changed to fit the ever-shifting
American hair landscape.
Is this mind-numbing variety
a symptom of America's love affair
with individuality, or simply more
proof of our national insecurity
In all honesty, I like having
some variety in my life. I like being
able to eat Italian or Chinese, ac-
cording to my taste. I like being able
to watch science fiction program-
ming on TV when I'm in the mood
for science fiction. I like being able
to choose Coke over Pepsi.
But there's a point of satura-
tion for everything, and I think
America's swiftly reaching it. Au-
thor Douglas Coupland, in his
book Generation X, uses the term
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ing so many choices that the brain
freezes and makes none.
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77?e Easf Carolinian
Pirates will square off
with 'Heels 'Pack again
Hamrick meets
with Turner and
Brad Nelson
Staff Writer
ECU, N.C. State and UNC-
Chapel Hill are again making head-
lines across the region. Athletic di-
rectors from the three universities
are currently finalizing plans to re-
new the Pirate-Wolfpack-Tarheel
football rivalry.
"The N.C. State vs. East Caro-
lina game was certainly one of the
most popular on our football sched-
ule during the 1970s and 80s said
NCSU Athletic Director Todd
Turner. "Renewal of this rivalry is
important to our state and would
be good for the sport of college foot-
ball. ECU Athletic Director Mike
Hamrick and I met recently and have
begun to evaluate our future sched-
uling commitments to determine the
earliest date when we might play.
"And, with East Carolina's sta-
dium expansion due to be completed
later this decade, playing a game in
Greenville is cer.ainly possible. We
hope to complete our discussions
and reach an agreement in the next
few months
Many reasons have been given
over the years for why the N.C. State
series was cancelled after a 32-14
Pirate victory at Carter-Finley Sta-
dium in 1987. The most widely used
is Turner's insistence that his big-
gest concern remains crowd control
and safety.
"We're not willing to get into
any kind of long-term relationship
with (ECU) if the reaction might be
the same as it was in '87 says
Turner, alluding to the melee that
occurred after the game.
Also paramount in Turner's re-
luctance to schedule football games
in Greenville was Dowdy-Ficklen
Stadium's lack of seating, currently
thirty-five thousand - a problem
head football coach Steve Logan
says will soon be solved.
"Previously they said N.C.
State didn't want to come to
Greenville because there aren't
enough seats over here he said.
"Well, now we're going to have a
football stadium that's bigger than
theirs is. We'll be at 50,000 seats
opening in 1997
50,000 occupied seats at
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium equals big
money for eastern North Carolina
and for ECU. But for Pirate fans, it's
also the realization of a long-time
dream to see ECU compete regularly
with North Carolina's biggest foot-
ball schools, including Duke Univer-
sity. ECU, however, is not alone in
its struggle to get a foot in the door
Dave Pond
Sports Editor
No one wants to be a Los Ange-
les Clipper. It's easy to see why those
lovable losers from L.A. passed on
Jerry Stackhouse in favor of Antonio
McDyess - Stack would have never
signed the contract McDyess, upon
the announcement of the Clips' pick,
wasn't as elated as the rest of the first-
round picks walking up to the stage
- until he was traded to Denver for
Brent Barry (possibly the best pure
athlete of all of Rick Barry's sons) and
big man Rodney Rogers. Getting
picked by the Clippers is like playing
spin the bottle and ending up having
to kiss your buddy's fat pimply sister.
It's the whole point of the game, but
the one partner everyone's trying to
avoid being paired up with
The secret's out in the whole
Shaq vs. Hakeem rivalry. What a
suprise, it turns out Taco Bell pro-
vided the big bucks to fund the re-
cent full-page newspaper ads in which
Shaq downplayed the Rockets sweep
of the Magic, and challenged the NBA
Finals MVP to a one-on-one competi-
tion. This, of course, was followed by
a advertisementresponse from
Olajuwon. The timing of this ad cam-
paign comes hand-in-hand with the
owners' recent lockout making this
one-onone "challenge" possibly the
only hoops game in town. The NBA
lockout marks the first for the league,
and leaves the NFL as the only pro-
fessional sports league to not have a
work stoppage in the last year. If the
strike goes on long enough, the NBA
will self-nullify any gains it has made
in the last few seasons, while endan-
gering the sport's popularity, as did
baseball and hockey
See POND page 9
of in-state athletics.
"It's kind of like down in Ala-
bama Logan said. "Alabama would
not go to Auburn for a hundred
years and finally � three years ago
they went and played a game at
Auburn. It's the same everywhere.
"Southern Mississippi has the
same fight in the state of Mississippi.
See ECU page 9
Photo Courtesy of FCU SID
Discussions have begun to revitalize the football series' between ECU and both N.C. State and
UNC. The last time ECU faced either opponent was in the 1991 Peach Bowl (ECU 37, NCSU 34).
AD meetings come after long wait
Brian Paiz
Assistant Sports Editor
Finally! That's what many ECU
fans are yelling since the announce-
ment that the University of North
Carolina and N.C. State have talked
about tangling with the Pirates on
the football gridiron. But don't let
UNC or State fool you. The decision
was not a popular one with Tarheel
and Wolfpack fans and alumni.
Raleigh's News & Observer re-
ported Thursday that both schools
"grudgingly" announced their inten-
tions, once again showing that many
people around the state of North
Carolina still feel that ECU is that
"other" University, compared to our
ACC counterparts.
The main question from UNC
and State was "What do we get out
on the
Should ECU be
playing N.C.
State and
Carolina in
football, and
Photos by KEN CLARI
Doug Hudson, senior
Sure. ECU has a great
team. I want us to
slaughter the Tarheel
preppies and the cow-
lovin' Wolfpack!
Robin Days, senior
Yes. I think that it would
make ECU more
prestigious and also make
people aware of how good
we are.
Sharon Braddy, senior
Yes. To make ECU more
prestigious and to again
beat N.C. State!
William Powell, sophomore
We need to show them
that we can play and can
kick some butt as well.
of playing ECU?" Firsa of all. ECU
has one of the best followings in the
country, and ticket
sales for these
games would be ex-
traordinary. Just
drive down 1-40 and
ask the folks in
Duke's athletic de-
Secondly, ECU
can strengthen both
schools' schedules.
N.C. State usually
signs up "power-
houses" Appala-
chian State and
Western Carolina. I
would mention
Marshall as well, but
actually, Wolfpack fans shiver when
they hear that the Thundering Herd
is coming to town.
North Carolina has helped their
schedule by adding Syracuse this
year, but anything can improve on
William & Mary and Navy. An ECU-
N.C. State matchup, or UNC-ECU,
will attract not only fans from all
three schools, but it has the ability
to attract the casual football fan as
there's the
situation that
people always
want to bring
up: the 1987
game between
the Pirates and
the Wolfpack
in which there
was some
trouble after
the contest be-
tween ECU
and State fans.
This incident
has haunted
"We might not
have wine and
cheese at our
tailgating parties
like our Chapel Hill
ECU has a good

ECU's image
for eight years now, and if 's about time
people got over it. Most of the stu-
dents that are at the three universi-
ties now were entering middle school
when then incident occurred. This
image has cast a deep shadow on ECU
students for a while.
People such as Ron Green of the
Charlotte Observer still continue to
down Pirate fans, for example, in a
recent article Green called ECU fans
"dreadful Plus, everyone in
Greenville knows about the N&O's
continued thrashing of ECU.
There's an image that ECU stu-
dents come to Greenville because they
could not get into UNC or N.C. State.
Well, let me let everyone know that
N.C. State and UNC students and fans
are not any more respectable than
Pirate students and fans.
Sure, we might not have wine and
cheese at our tailgating parties like
our Chapel Hill counterparts, or we
might not get to graze in the field
beside our stadium like our Wolfpack
buddies, but ECU has a good time,
and isn't that what college is supposed
to be about?
We go to class Monday through
Friday just like UNC and State stu-
dents, and our medical school is just
as qualified as UNC's. So what's the
problem? New ECU athletic director
Mike Hamrick did a great job in get-
ting both of these schools on our
schedules, lets just hope that the tar-
nished image that ECU has gotten
from other individuals will be the next
problem that Hamrick can resolve.
Rookie leads All-Star roster
Five Phillies, Six
Indians named to
mid-season squads
(AP) - Hideo Nomo became the first
Japanese player picked for an All-Star
game, and six Cleveland players were
chosen for the first time since 1955.
Ken Griffey, Jr Ozzie Smith and
Matt Williams were elected as starters
Sunday even though they are injured and
will miss the July 11 game in Arlington,
Among the Indians, second
baseman Carlos Baerga and outfielder
Albert Belle were voted in as starters,
and AL manager Buck Showalter said
that Kenny Lofton will take Griffey's place
in the starting lineup. The other Indians
picked were outfielder Manny Ramirez
and pitchers Dennis MArtinez and Jose
"I could have easily chosen a few
more said Showalter, the manager of
the New York Yankees. "I thought long
and hard of Eddie Murray. He certainty
was worthy of consideration
Murray got his 3.000th hit Friday
night but broke two ribs on Sunday. The
Indians are 42-18, the best record in base-
Nomo, the Los Angeles Dodgers
pitcher with a 2.05 ERA was among five
first-time All-Stars on the NL Staff, joined
by Denny Neagle of Pittsburgh, Carlos
Perez of Montreal and Tyler Green and
Heathcliff Slocumb of 'he Philadelphia
Griffey, who broke his left wrist May
27, led AL outfielders with 1,204.748
votes. Williams, who broke his right foot
June 3, led NL third basemen with
1.029,519 votes.
Cal Ripken of the Baltimore Orioles,
closing in on Lou Gehrig's record of
2,130 consecutive games played, led all
players with 1,698,424 votes. The clos-
est voting was for the third outfield spot
in the AL. Lofton was fourth, 21,822
votes behind Puckett
The number of votes was sown
sharply form 1994, primarily because
Texaco Inc. didn't distribute ballots and
baseball attendance this season has
dropped 20 percent In 1994, a record
14,040,122 votes were cast and Griffey
got the most, 6,079,688. This year,
5,808,000 votes were cast, the fewest
since 5.5 votes in 1987.
Also elected to start for the AL were
Chicago White Sox first baseman Frank
Thomas, New York Yankees third
baseman Wade Boggs, Texas catcher Ivan
Rodriguez and Minnesota outfielder
Kirby Puckett
In the NL. Fred Mcgriff of Atlanta
was elected at first Craig Biggio of Hous-
ton at second and Mike Piazza of Los
.Angeles at catcher. The elected ourfielder
starters were Barry Bonds of San
Fransisco, Lenny Dykstra of Philadelphia
and Tony Gwynn of San Diego.
Smith, disabled since May 24 with
a sore soulder, was voted to start for the
12th time. The only player elected more
times was Rod Carew (15).
NL manager Felipe Alou of
Montreal said he intends to use
Colorado's Vinny Castilla at third in place
of Williams and Cincinnati's Barry Larkin
at shortstop instead of Smith.
Ripken has started 11 consecutive
All-Star games, including 1988, when he
finished second to Alan Trammell in vot-
ing but replaced the injured Detroit Ti-
gers shortstop.
Boggs was elected to start for the
ninth straight time, Griffey for the sixth
and Puckett for the fourth.
The rest of the NL pitching staff
includes Tom Henke of St Louis, Greg
Maddux of Atlanta, Randy Myers of the
Chicago Cubs and Todd Worell of Los
In the AL, the other pitchers picked
were Kevin Appier of Kansas City, Chuck
Finley and Lee Smith of California, Erik
Hanson of Boston, Randy Johnson of
Seattle, Steve Ontiveros of Oakland,
Kenny Rogers of Texas and David Wells
of Detroit
Just three Indians-Ray Fosse (1971),
Manny Trillo (1983) and Sandy Alomar
(1990-92)-had been elected to saart in
the previous quarter century. The most
Indians on an All-Star team was seven in
Second session hoops and
softball start seasons
David Gaskins
Recreational Services
The second session of intramu-
ral sports activities begins this week
with action in 3-on-3 basketball and
softball. Although the number of
teams is down from the first session
due to lower enrollment, the compe-
tition still promises to be fierce, as
teams make their final appearances
prior to the beginning of the fall cal-
endar and regular seasons.
The 3-on-3 basketball season ap-
pears to have to clear-cut favorite as
a host of teams battle for early su-
premacy. "Flipped, Cleaved & Brewed
Fish" boasts the speedy backcourt
play of Steve Flippin and the outside
shooting of Matt Fisher. The "Three
Amigos led by captain Kevin Stone,
and Chip Hutchinson's "Ward's
Team" are also expected to play
However, the "Blue Chips" may
prove to be the darkhorse team, and
are led by George Hollen's shooting
and Brian Taylor on the boards.
In Co-Rec softball, "Mel's Team"
is expected to bounce back after their
first-session upset loss in the cham-
pionships. They are led by captain
Melissa Dawson's all-around play and
the leadership of Russell Duvall.
The "Economics Society" fea-
tures long-time intramural veterans
Lester Zeager, Mary Bishop, Diane
Mahoney and David Hales. Other
teams in Co-Rec include "Ward's
Team" and Patrich Hein's "Kegel's
In the Men's division, "U-Lose"
has a powerful offense that is once
again led by Steven Lovett, Eddie
Coble, Kemp Ewing and "Fore"
Rembert The "Transit Authority" re-
turns in force as captain Doug
Hudson leads a unit that finished
strong during the first summer
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On Sunday, the American League's
Buck Showalter and the National's
Felipe Alou made a few major blunders
in filling out their All-Star rosters. Jim
Eisenreich and Larry Walker, the NL's
batting and slugging leaders, respec-
tively, will be absent from Alou's dug-
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out while the Red Sox's Tim Naehring
and John Valentin, both having career
seasons, failed to make the AL cut as
well. These absences come from the rule
that each team must be represented by
at least one player, which forces the
league managers to overlook much
more worthy additions to their rosters.
It's way too obvious why Cal Ripken, Jr.
is the Oriole's lone representative - it's
"The Streak His .270-something bat-
ting average doesn't warrant an appear-
ance. Wouldn't it be ironic if baseball's
newest ironman turned an ankle or got
beaned in a game that (statistically) he
has no right to be playing? Major league
baseball, already desperate to regain its
striking fans, does, however, get a boost
by the NL appearances of Japanese
pitching sensation Hideo Nomo, flam-
boyant Expos rookie Carlos Perez, and
Phillies' rookie hurler Tyler Green. All
three are what baseball needs - bright
young stars with big-time stats.
Another good heavyweight fight
has come out of the "non-champion"
mix. After KO victories over Razor Rud-
dock and Jorge Luis Gonzalez, respec-
tively. Tommy Morrison and Riddick
Bowe have signed on to battle each
other in this fall in Madison Square
Garden. If they had an ounce of sense �
between them, the IBF's upper admin-
istrators would attempt to sanction this
as a championship fight for their vacant
belt recently turned in (thankfully) by
George Foreman. Foreman, who gave
up the gold instead of taking another
mandatory fight with German Axel
Schultz, still considers himself the
champ. Gee, I thought a champion was
one who defended against all challeng-
ers and opponents, not run from some-
one who's not even ranked in the top
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Another summer regular is the
"Penthouse Players led by captain
Dave Pond, Eric Maas and first
baseman David Edgerton. Other top
teams in th Men's league include
"Sobriety Sucks" and the "One Hit-
Upcoming intramural activities
include a four-person volleyball reg-
istration meeting today at 4 p.m. A
wiffleball captain's meeting and a Go
Kart racing informational meeting
will be held on Tuesday at 4 and 4:30
p.m respectively. All meetings will
be held in Biology 103.
Any interested captains should
attend these meetings in preparation
for registering a team. Inividual play-
ers seeking a team are also welcomed
for placement onto a team. For fur-
ther information, please contact
David Gaskins or Melissa Dawson at
and the University of Tulsa has the
same fight in Oklahoma. They just
don't want to recognize someone
that could be a game that's embar-
rassing to lose, which I don't know
why it would be embarrassing.
They've set themselves on a pedes-
tal that doesn't exist
Logan also says that resum-
ing the rivalry would benefit more
than just the state. The biggest im-
pact would be felt by the fans.
"It's more attractive for us to
not play Tennessee or Syracuse -
which are fine games, I have noth-
ing against that. I'd rather play in-
state Logan said. "Economically,
it's a windfall. You get on a bus and
play at N.C. State or they get on a
bus and come here. There's no
planes, no hotels, you just go play
the game. The winners in this whole
thing are the fans, that's who realty
wins here.
"Like when we played Duke this
year. That stadium was sold out and
there were probably five or ten-thou-
sand people there that were neither
ECU nor Duke fans - they were just
football fans who wanted to see a
good game
Hamrick is also involved in
Greenville. NC
1526 Charles Blvd
Across from Ficklen Stadium
Call 321-7613
Parkviezv I Kingston Place
is now
New Look - New Management
New and newly renovated 1 and 2 bedroom, 2 bath
condo units, large and small, furnished or unfurnished,
with washers and dryers, free cable and water.
Pool, clubhouse & more. ECU bus service.
discussions with UNC Director of
Athletics John Swofford concerning
the resumption of that football se-
ries. North Carolina and East Caro-
lina met eight times between 1972
and 1981, with all of the contests
held in Chapel Hill.
"This is an institutional de-
cision that is broader in scope than
athletics Swofford said. "Our de-
sire is to do what is best for our in-
stitution and the state of North
Carolina, as well as our athletic pro-
gram. Our institution has decided
that it is advisable to resume the
football series with East Carolina,
and we will begin discussion of a
specific nature immediately.
"We will plan on visiting
Greenville, as well as welcoming
East Carolina back to Kenan Sta-
dium. I am sure that this will be an
exciting series for football fans
throughout the state of North Caro-
"I think it could be a tre-
mendous rivalry Hamrick said. "I
can't speak for N.C. State or North
Carolina, but I think these games
will be a tremendous boost not only
to the state, but to the university,
to our athletic program and to our
football program
All three schools mention
the year 2000 as a probable start-
ing date for the renewed series, as
ECU has already signed contracts
with Duke and Wake Forest start-
ing in the 21st century.
With the renewed rivalry on the
horizon and scheduling of Pirate,
Wolfpack and Tarheel games set to
begin, the Pirates will charge head-
long into another grueling football
season in 1995.
"We'll have a competetive team
this year Logan said. "Our sched-
ule this year is so front-end loaded
with Tennessee, Syracuse, West Vir-
ginia and Illinois that we may not
be able to duplicate the same num-
bers as last season's record. We'll
just have to see how this thing plays
out. Winning and being competetive
are two different things
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the crowd when
job hunting.
We are now taking applications to fill the following
positions at The East Carolinian for the Fall term:
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