The East Carolinian, May 22, 1996

May 29,1996
Vol 71, No. 57
The East Carolinian
Circulation 5,000
East Carolina University
Greenville, N C
10 pages
Around the State
Firefighters discovered a woman,
who had been lying dead for a year
in a bedroom of her North Caro-
lina home.
An autopsy could not deter-
mine the cause of death and po-
lice do not suspect foul play.
The woman's son, a former
psychologist, went to live in his
mother's house in 1991.
He reportedly left only to go
to the mailbox or to pay for gro-
ceries delivered by taxi.
RALEIGH (AP) - Six people
were killed recently on North Caro-
lina roads, including a 34-year-old
Dallas woman killed when her
motorcycle ran off a Gaston
County road, the state Highway
Patrol said.
Pedro Lopez Hernandez, 35,
of Conover, Graham Roberts
Gould, 19 of Sanford, and Eddy
Dean Hunt, 21 of Maxton were also
The fatalities bring the total
number of deaths on state roads
this year to 454.
Around the Country
- A volunteer firefighter whose
home was destroyed by a 10,000-
acre fire while she helped evacu-
ate Cub Scouts blames the man in
charge of the U.S. Forest Service.
Open campfires should have
been outlawed because forests in
the area are dried out, Aimee King-
Rogers told Agriculture Secretary
Dan Glickman.
Last week's fire in the Pike
National Forest has been traced to
a camp site.
(AP) - Space shuttle Endeavour's
astronauts today ejected a small
satellite to see if it can stabilize
itself in orbit
Scientists hope to show that
the satellite can be controlled with-
out the use of steering jets, the
conventional means.
NASA says the $600,000 ex-
periment could lead to future sat-
ellites that use a less complicated
and less expensive method of ori-
Around the World
MOSCOW (AP) - An explo-
sion apparently caused by a natu-
ral gas leak destroyed an apart-
ment building last week in a north-
ern Russian town, killing at least
nine people.
Gennady Glazov, head of the
local government in Svetogorsk,
said 22 people were rescued from
the rubble. Nine bodies also were
removed, including those of two
Glazov said 11 people were
still missing.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -
When gasoline was reduced by in-
flation to as litle as 7 cents a gal-
lon, used car dealers sold full sized
Last month the government
increased gas prices more than six-
fold - hitting 44 cents a gallon,
Wcing used car dealers to fold.
Fire at UNC prompts safety talk
ECU officials
consider making
new regulations
Kelly Sullivan
Staff Writer
Five UNC-Chapel Hill students
died and three were injured in a fra-
ternity house fire earlier this month.
The five victims were identified
as Joanne Kristine Howell from
Cary, Anne McBride Smith from
Rocky Mount, Benjamin Watson
Woodruff from Raleigh, Mark Briggs
Strickland and Robert Joshua
Weaver, both from Rocky Mount.
The students attended a gradu-
ation party at the Phi Gamma Delta
house Saturday night that ended in
the early hours of May 12.
"What should have been the
happiest day is found to be the sad-
dest Chancellor Michael Hooker
said at a Sunday afternoon press
Most people did not leam of the
tragedy until after graduation cer-
emonies ended.
The fire gutted the building,
collapsing two floors, slowing the
search for victims and the fire's
Firefighters found the five vic-
tims in four rooms on the second
floor. All five died from carbon mon-
oxide poisoning.
"The smoke may have contrib-
uted to the students being unable
What goes up.�
Before construction, this empty space in front of what was once The Wright Place
was filled with the likes of this lonesome tree.
Professor noted for Dracula research
Eerie passion leads him to
Transylvanian conference
Jacqueline D. Kellum
News Writer
An English professor recently presented a paper
at the Popular Culture Association's southern confer-
ence, which was held in Richmond, Virginia. The topic
of this paper was the well-known fictional character of
Dr. James Holte has had an ongoing interest in
the gothis character for many years.
It was while in graduate school at The University
of Cincinnati, after receiving his BA at Columbia Uni-
versity, that Holte first developed an interest in Dracula.
Holte said he had not read the novel
previously, and while preparing for
an exam, decided it might be wise to
look it over.
"I thought, it might be on the
exam, I'll skim it Holte said, add-
ing that he could not put it down
once he had started reading.
While he did not have a prior
interest in Dracula specifically, he
said that the hobby of the horror genre was not new
to him.
"I've always been interested in horror in fiction
and film, because I think it offers a kind of morality
play Holte said.
After completing both his Master's and Doctoral
degrees in Literature at the University of Cincinnati,
he undertook his first teaching job there. He went on
to teach at the University of New Orleans before com-
ing to ECU, where he has now taught for 15 years. He
has taught a variety of subjects in the English depart-
ment here, including Freshman Composition, gradu-
ate American Literature, Non-Fiction Writing, and
classes in film. He said this has helped keep his job
"I've taught so many different subjects it seems
like different jobs he said.
"I thought, it
might be on the
exam, I'll skim it
� Dr. James Holte
to escape Chapel Hill Fire Chief
Dan Jones said "Carbon monoxide,
which causes people to lose the abil-
ity to act rationally, is taken to the
blood stream at a faster rate than
In an official statement issued
the following Wednesday. Associate
Chief Medical Examiner Thomas B.
Clark III said that the blood alco-
hol content of four of the victims
was above the legal driving limit of
0.08 percent.
"Each of the positive alcohol re-
sults was significantly greater than
this limit Clark said.
Woodruff. Strickland and
Weaver were all members of Phi
Gamma Delta.
Former Phi Gamma Delta presi-
dent Ben Eubanks, Anne Glenn, a
former student who is not currently
enrolled and Phi Gamma Delta mem-
ber Adam 'ones escaped the blaze
by jumping from second-story win-
See FIRE page 3
renovations nix
parking spaces
More changes
expected soon
Amena Hassan
News Writer
At the close of the spring se-
mester, ECU began it's construc-
tion and reno-
for building a parking deck
In addition to this project,
there will be other changes con-
cerning parking. These changes are
posted on ECU's home page under
the heading "Parking Adjustment
The construction projects are
all part of the university's master
plan and regulations are being en-
forced by ECU
While teaching, Holte has continued his interest in
Dracula and other forms of popular culture. For instance,
in May of last year he attended the First World Dracula
Congress, held in the home of the historical Dracula's
origins, the province of Transylvania, Romania.
"Popular culture is the study of areas of culture
that normally are not considered elite culture he said
when TEC asked him to define the purpose of the Popu-
lar Culture Association.
Some examples of such areas could include west-
erns, horror, film, and television, he said. The associa-
tion looks at popular culture in general, not just litera-
"Popular culture is recognized as an element of the
literary community he said.
Holte said it is common practice for many profes-
sors to try out their papers at conferences before pub-
lishing them, which was what he did with his paper on
�. Dracula.
"This paper was the concluding
chapter of a book called Dracula in
the Dark, about the role of Dracula
in films Holte said.
This book was not the first writ-
ing he had done on the subject of
"�� �� "I wrote a chapter on vampires
in a book called Mythical and Fabu-
lous jCreatures
"With the 100th anniversary of the publication of
the book coming up in 1997 Holte said. "I thought it
would be an appropriate time for a study of the many
adaptations of Dracula
Holte said that since the character of Dracula has
been portrayed so many times in so many different ways,
he makes a very interesting subject for comparative
"In the novel, Dracula is a monster he said. "In
the latest film, by Francis Ford Coppola, he is a hero
The presentation of his paper at the conference
seems to have been very well received, as he has since
had several calls asking him to present similar papers at
other conferences. Most noteworthy among these in-
See DRACULA page 3
vation projects
which led to
the shifting of
some parking
areas. Some of
these changes
will affect areas
near Joyner li-
brary and
smaller areas in
previously used
parking lots.
One of the
major projects
underway is a
plan fox the
construction of
a parking deck.
"There's a feasibility study go-
ing on as we speak said Pat Gertz,
director of Parking and Traffic Ser-
vices. "It's a matter of looking at
site, cost, and appropriate locations
"It's a matter of
looking at site,
cost and
locations for
building a parking
� Pat Gertz, director of
Parking and Traffic Services
Parking and Traf-
fic Services.
"We've paved
part of the fresh-
man parking lot
at the Allied
Health area and
are planning to
pave the remain-
ing portion this
summer Gertz
said. "The park-
ing area between
4th street and
Reade will move
to the allied
health area and
will be turned into residence park-
Students may have noticed
that Faculty Way, which runs along
See PARK page 3
Budget accord defends
student aid programs
CPS- After seven months of stalemate, Congress and the White
House agreed in late April to a 1996 education budget with a higher
maximum Pell Grant and few cutbacks among other major pro-
The agreement provides a maximum Pell Grant of $2,470, an
increase of $130 form the previous year and the largest grant to
date in the program.
"It's the first time we've seen a commitment to raising the
maximum level for students said Laura McCHntock, legislative
director for the United States Student Association (USSA).
Nonetheless, Congress increased the maximum iargelv through
an existing surplus in the program rather than by providing more
actual 1996 dollars for grants, McClintock noted. "We're still
pleased she said.
The agreement between the White House and Capitol Hill also
sets no cap on the direct lending program, In which the govern-
ment provides loan capital directly to schools without participa-
tion by banks. Republican leaders in Congress originally talked of
eliminating this program or capping its growth at 40 percent of
overall student loan voiume nationally.
"We're hoping the cap never comes back said McClintock,
who asserts that students gain from competition between the di-
rect loan program and the traditional loan program administered
through banks.
"Competition has raised the level service to students she
Republican leaders also backed away from an earlier goal of
elimination the AmeriCorps national service program. The final
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Wednesday, May 29,1996
The East Carolinian
Debate rises over wage increase
May 8
Larceny - A staff member reported that a statue was stolen from
the back yard of the chancellor's residence.
Nay 9
AssistRescue - Officers and the Greenville Fire Department re-
sponded to a fire alarm in the Howell Science Complex. The elevator
motor had bumed out causing the alarm to activate.
May 14
Breaking and EnteringLarceny - A staff member reported that
someone broke into the computer lab at Carol Belk Hall and stole a
' number of computers and computer parts.
May 15
Larceny - A staff member reported tne larceny of a ten dollar bill
from her purse. It was stored in a locker in the School of Medicine.
May 20
DWI - A non-student was arrested for driving while impaired,
littering, operating an overcrowded vehicle, failing to stop for a duly
' erected stop sign and obstructing and delaying a police officer.
" DWI - A student was arrested for driving while impaired.
May 21
AssistRescue - A non-student was transported PCMH after expe-
riencing breathing problems in Joyner Library.
Larceny - A student reported that someone stole her bicycle while
it was secured at the bike rack north of Christenbury.
Driving while license revoked. Insurance violation � A non-stu-
dent was arrested and charged with driving while license is revoked
� and failure to maintain financial responsibility (insurance) on the ve-
Larceny - A staff member reported that her temporary staff per-
mit was stolen form her vehicle while it was parked east of the Wright
May 22
Traffic accident - A staff member was involved in a traffic acci-
dent on College Hill Drive. The staff member was transported to PCMH
"by Greenville Rescue for minor injuries.
May 23
Larceny - A student reported the larceny of her bicycle from north
f Tyler Hall.
May 24
Damage to property - A staff member reported that her vehicle
had been damaged while it was parked east of the Messick Theater
Arts building.
May 25
Larceny, Damage to property, & Delaying a law enforcement
' officer � A student and a non-student were arrested for stealing the
plants from the Greenhouse located west of the English Annex. The
'non-student was also charged with resisting, delaying, and obstructing
a law enforcement of icer after giving false information regarding his
May 28
AssistRescue - The ECU Police Department Greenville Fire De-
partment, and EMS personnel responded to a false fire alarm at Wright
auditorium. The alarm was reported by National Security Services.
Compiled by Amy L. Royster. Taken from official
ECU police reports.

"We have several
tilings that help
small business
and would
encourage small
business to hire
more people. I
think it's going to
� Newt Gingrich, House
House proposes
90 cent increase
by July 1, 1997
before a scheduled vote, House
Democrats accused Republican
leaders of trying to scuttle a mini-
mum wage increase today by seek-
ing to exempt employees of many
small businesses.
"What they're seeking to do in
a crafty way today is to blow holes
in it and wreck it said House
Democratic leader Richard
Gephardt of Missouri. He said if the
small-business exemption is ap-
proved on the ���.
House floor, he
and other Demo-
crats would vote
against the very
minimum wage
measure the
party has been
House GOP
aides said they
would press a
vote on the pro-
poseu exemp-
tion, which they
unveiled in de-
tail late Tuesday
The furor
erupted several
hours before de-
bate was set to
begin on a proposal for a 90-cent
hike in the $4.25 minimum wage.
The bill includes a 50-cents-an-hour
increase on Jury 1, with an addi-
tional 40 cents a year later.
Minority Democrats and a
small group of GOP moderates have
been demanding the increase from
a reluctant Republican leadership.
House Speaker Newt Gingrich,
R-Ga predicted today the House
would pass the increase along with
provisions he said would benefit
small businesses.
flWhat we tie it to is very
straightforward he said on CBS-
TV. "We have several things that
help small business and would en-
courage small business to hire more
people. I think it's going to pass
That was in doubt, with Demo-
crats threatening to withdraw their
support if the provision passes ex-
empting businesses engaged in in-
terstate commerce and with annual
incomes of $500,000 or less.
Democratic Whip David Bonior
of Michigan said the language
drafted by the Republicans would
"remove at least 3 million workers
from coverage and could result in
repeal of certain child labor laws.
Many Republicans have made
no attempt to hide their opposition
to the minimum wage increase,
� which they contend will destroy
"I funk you can give all the
blame in the world to the Demo-
crats majority leader Richard
Armey of Texas told reporters Tues-
day, although he added that some
moderate Republicans "feel very
good about their efforts
Republicans also are advancing
companion legislation that includes
tax breaks for small businesses de-
signed to offset economic damage
caused by increasing the minimum
The minimum wage hike itself
would be attached to a separate
measure. And to further mollify
conservatives, the GOP leadership
was hoping to add provisions limit-
ing its effect. These include a pro-
posal permitting an "opportunity
wage" that would allow businesses
to pay young, new employees the
old rate of $4.25 an hour for their
first 90 days of work. Another
would limit the effect of the mini-
mum wage hike on restaurant work-
While Democrats were un-
happy with those proposals, the
one they singled
out for strongest
objection was
the small busi-
ness exemption.
campaign full time.
House passage may help ease
a Senate logjam, however, and lead
to votes on the minimum wage as
well as a temporary roll back in the
federal gasoline tax that the House
cleared on Tuesday.
Democrats have been trying for
weeks to force the minimum wage
increase to the House floor. The
GOP leadership has managed to
thwart their efforts by promising
Republican moderates a vote on the
issue this spring.
While Rep. Jack Quinn of New
York has been the most vocal GOP
supporter of a minimum wage in-
crease, the GOP leadership has
given California Rep. Frank Riggs,
also a Republican, the right to be
the principal sponsor of the mea-
sure today.
Several sources, speaking on
condition of anonymity, said Riggs
was chosen in part because he faces
a difficult election this fall and
could benefit by his association
with the increase. They also said
the decision underscores unhappi-
ness among the leadership at
Quinn, who has sided with Demo-
crats on several test votes on the
subject over the last few weeks.
Quinn replied that he was "dis-
appointed that the bill is not in Jack
Quinn's name first, but what's most
important is that a decision on the
minimum wage was brought to the
Congress this year
The largest single element of
the related tax measure provides
for liberalized equipment write-offs
for small businesses. The measure
also provides a new type of simple
pension plan for businesses with
100 or fewer employees and re-
newal of a $5,250 exemption for
employer-paid tuition.
Gephardt said he
hadn't discussed
the issue with
Clinton but be-
lieved the presi-
dent would veto
the measure if it
cleared Congress
in that form.
of the pay hike
argue that the
minimum wage is
currently at a 40-
year low in pur-
chasing power.
Opponents counter that an increase
will cost jobs as business adjusts
to higher labor costs.
Approval in the House would
send the issue to the Senate, where
the minimum wage struggle has
also been waged fiercely. There,
Democrats have been demanding a
straightforward vote, only to be
thwarted by Dole, who plans to re-
sign from the Senate by June 11 to
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The East Carolinian
Wednesday, May 29,1996
downtown, across from the courthouses
On the comer of Ivans and Third Streets
Before or after doss, plan to join us for a complete
breakfast (under MS.00) served In a cafe setting.
8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Serving Lunch from
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
JKAJvIV from page 1
the south side of Cotten, Fleming,
and Jarvis Residence Halls is now
a two way street. Faculty Way in-
tersects Founders Drive creating a
three way stop. Parking and Traf-
fic Services warns people to use
caution while crossing the intersec-
tion, as the ECU community be-
comes accustomed to the change.
Effective May 6, the parking lot
on the corner of 10th street and
College Hill began requiring Staff
permits instead of the previously
required Commuter permits. Due
to the creation of a new 10th street
entrance, parking lots in the area
of Joyner, Mendenhall, and the Rec-
reational Center will be affected by
parking lot resurfacing south of
Angela Strickland, TRE Times
Debra Mercer, Resident Update
The review are in, and they ell agree,
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You don't need a ticket to see our spacious
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Well be a blockbuster hit on your list when you see
the great amenities we have starring!
Sand Volleyball Court!
Fitness Center!
Recreation Room!
Olympic-Size Swimming Pool!
Come by to visit us today!
Bring a friend, and we'll make it a double feature!
Joyner and Mendenhall.
According to the home page,
on August 1, the Resident and Staff
parking lots north of the Garret
House, will be eliminated to accom-
modate the new 10th street en-
trance. Also, a portion of the park-
ing lot north of Slay Residence
Hall, will be reassigned from Staff
permits to Resident permits.
Traffic Services plans to make
car-pool hang-tags available for stu-
dents' convenience.
"Up to four people will be al-
lowed to get one hang-tag, which
costs about $126.00 stated Abby
Howell, Processing Assistant.
"They can register for one permit,
which is displayed on the hang-tag
All four students will be reg-
istered in the office computer. If
one of the four students needs to
drive separately, they can purchase
a $2.00 temporary parking permit
for a day.
"The permit is especially use-
ful for those students taking night
classes since it can save money on
gas and utilize parking spaces
Howell said.
BUD GET from page 1
budget agreement provides $402
million for the Corporation for Na-
tional Service, which administers
AmeriCorps. Nonetheless, this
amount is down $170 million from
last year.
These hard-fought victories for
students came a t a price, however:
a seven month government stale-
mate that left most U.S. Education
Department (ED) programs with
only limited funding for the first half
of the fiscal year 1996. The debate
also caused two government shut-
downs, which some observers blame
in part for delays in processing stu
dent financial aid applications for
next fall. J
Students also lost ground in;
some of the smaller federal financial
aid programs in the final agreements
Funding for campus-based Perkinw
Loans will fall from $158 million to"
$113 million in 1996, a reduction of
about 30 percent The State Student
Incentive (SSIG) would receive only
$32 million, a cut of 50 percent from
last year. This grant provides incen-
tives for states to fund their own stu-
dent aid programs.
DRACULA from page 1
vitations was being asked to return
to Transylvania, Romania.
"I've been invited to go back to
Romania and also to present a paper
at the Dracula Centennial Conference
in Los Angeles Hoite said.
"The vampire is the most popu-
lar monster of the 20th century
Holte said, adding that he has his own
opinions for the reason why.
"You have eternal life, you have
the potential of sexuality, and the el-
ement of class he said to give a few
"It allows you to play with evil
and still be good he added, citing
pure escapism thrill as a factor.
For anyone who has an interest
in Dracula and would like to know
more about the various incarnations
this character has been through in the
movies, Holte's book, Dracula in the
Dark, will be published by Greenwood
Press in New York sometime next year.
Jrlivii from page 1
All three were treated at UNC
Hospitals. Glenn and Eubanks were
released over Memorial Day Week-
end, even though Glenn remained
unconscious and in serious condi-
tion as of Thursday. Jones was re-
leased May 13.
An employee of the Carolina
Inn, located across the street from
the fraternity, called Orange County
911 at 6:07 a.m. Sunday reporting
a fire at the 108 West Cameron Ave.
The Chapel Hili Fire and Police
Department arrived at the scene
with a three minute response time.
Jones reported a heavy amount
of fire on the first and second floors.
"There were flames in all the
windows on the first level and the
front door Assistant Fire Marshall
Larry Johnson said. "It was so thick
and so deep, I could not see into
the actual structure. I was abso-
lutely amazed at how fast it went
Some of the visitors at the Caro-
lina Inn said the smoke was so think
they thought it would set off the
hotel's smoke alarms.
"The Chapel Hill Fire and Po-
lice Departments, as well as our own
police department, responded
quickly and admirably as soon as the
call came in Hooker said.
Firefighters determined the
cause of the blaze to be accidental,
probably caused by a cigarette or
match dropped near the bar.
The fire started in the south-
east corner of the basement, where
housewares, wood, paper products
and trash were stored.
Pine paneling downstairs, as
well as open doors and windows,
helped spread the fire quickly.
Jones said the house had smoke
detectors but not sprinklers.
The house had last been in-
spected on Dec. 11 of last year.
There were eight violations, a
typical amount for a fraternity house,
Johnson said. Among them were
trash blocking the fire escape, fire
escape windows were screwed shut,
the third floor closet was stuffed with
too much trash, the basement ceil-
ing needed to be patched and mere
was too much garbage in the hall-
Johnson said it's difficult to
check fire safety in fraternity houses.
"Those who live in the house
claim that non-residents used up fire
extinguishers, immobilized their
alarms and caused other safety haz-
ards Johnson said.
Johnson said the fraternity had
fully complied with the inspection
standards by January.
Greenville fire officials met with
Inter-Fraternity Council and
Panhellenic Deans Ron Spiers and
Laura Sweet on Tuesday, May 21 to
discuss fire safety in ECU'S 14 fra-
ternities and eight sororities.
Since the houses are owned by
alumni and operate separately from
the university, ECU cannot impose
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detectors and fire extinguishers, they ,
are do not have sprinkler systems.
Allen Everette, fire prevention
specialist, said that alarm systems
electronically linking the houses to ;
the fire department detect fires faster
and offer more protection than sprin-
"I cannot place the value of im-
portance of a fire alarm system
Everette said. "The reduction in po-
tential lives lost is unbelievable
Questions arose as to the cost
of installing alarm systems in all the
Greek houses. Systems can cost up
to $5,000, which may be more than
the individual houses can afford.
Since many of the homes fall under
the city's Historic Preservation Com-
mission, additional costs could be
added based on the commission's
renovation codes.
City officials said the fire alarm
systems could be phased in over time
to allow the houses to raise enough
money to fund the installments.
Greenville officials also encour-
aged ECU Greek housing to be in-
spected twice a year and to meet the
same fire safety standards required
for campus dorms.
Under dorm requirements,
houses would be required to run
monthly fire drills, have escape lad-
ders and lighted exit signs, but the
houses would still be allowed to op-
erate independently.
A meeting on May 30 between
Greeks and ECU and city officials will
discuss fire safety precautions.
"I think education is a big key
Fire Prevention Coordinator Michael
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Wednesday, May 29,1996
The East Carolinian

Our View
Yes kids, we are being ripped off by our beloved insti-
tution once again.
If you haven't noticed, the campus is plagued by con-
struction. The mall is being torn up so that they can put
a gazebo out there so that over 17,000 students can sit
out there and watch the grass grow back. Red mud is so
The areas in front of and inside the Wright Place are
being gutted to make room for outdoor seating (like people
don't sit out there and eat already). You have to practi-
cally parachute onto the roof of Wright Auditorium to get
into the Student Store.
The parking behind Mendenhall is destroyed in a dif-
ferent spot every day, and the resident spaces along the
mall no longer exist, in favor of two-way traffic. All this
adds to the ongoing adventure called "finding a parking
That's your money at work, folks. The "ripped off"
part comes in when the fees we pay outweigh the ser-
vices provided by the university.
The Wright place is completely closed down and the
Spot is only open from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Since most
people have morning classes, you can't get anything to
eat then; and what about late-night snacks? Forget about
The point can be made that this is summer school and
the university doesn't make enough profit to keep the
eating areas open at full hours during the summer.
Summer is also prime-time for construction, with less
students to accommodate and please. Doing it during the
summer is more convenient for them, but not for the fee-
paying student who expects the same services as the spring
and fall semesters. Hey, shouldn't they finish that stu-
dent rec center and the library before embarking on other
projects, anyway?
At least we can still snag a plate from the pig pickin'
they always have during orientation.
The university
has several
projects. So why
are they starting
new ones?
Letters to the Editor
Old enough for the draft, but not a draft?
To the Editor:
I am writing in response to "Our
View" column in the Thursday,
March 21 edition of The East Caro-
linian. I strongly agree with what
the writer had to say. The drinking
age should definitely be rt turned to
18. Twenty-one is an unreasonable
drinking age.
The article stated that the in-
tent of raising the drinking age to
21 was so that high school students
would not have access to alcohol.
Being a freshman here at ECU and
just getting out of the high school
scene, I know that high school stu-
dents have and are taking advantage
of their access to alcohol. Anybody,
and I mean anybody, can get alco-
hol�no matter how old they are.
With that said, the question is
why are mature 18 year-olds being
"punished" by not having the right
to buy alcohol? When you turn 18
you earn the right to do almost any-
thing except drink alcohol (and
gamble, but that is a whole other
issue.) If 18 year-olds are old enough
to be independent and on their own
(along with many other things),
what is the reason that we cannot
drink alcohol? There is not one good
John Q. Goody
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Are you being humane to your pet?
As a student I am aware of the
comforts of owning a cute, cuddly pet
I adore cats and my family has always
had at least one cat throughout my
childhood. When 1 came to college, I
was lonely and isolated from my fam-
ily and thought the ideal way to
soothe my loneliness would be to get
a kitten. I wanted to wait until I was
settled in an apartment Now, after
almost three years have passed, 1 still
do not have an animal in my life.
I wanted to get a pet that I would
be able to keep indoors most of the
time. I thought about another cat
bird or possibly a dog. I went to the
local Humane Society. The woman
who runs it asked me if I was a stu-
dent I said Yes. Then she pointed to
about 50 adult dogs and said, "All
these dogs were once cute puppies,
adored by students. Once they were
grown, the students abandoned them,
or decided they couldn't take care of
them in the summer
I assured her that I was not like
that. I would never abandon my pet
or let him run wild. I have seen dogs
running around campus with lost ex-
pressions on their little faces and it
makes me want to take them home
with me. The irresponsible owner
would not realize their dog was gone
for at least a week.
She gave me a suspecting stare
and asked me to consider a grown cat
An adult cat who needs love, and is
Jennifer Hunt
Opinion Columnist
"All these dogs
were ortce cirte
puppies, adored
by students.
already trained. I looked at the cats
in the barn. They all jumped on me,
purring, begging to be taken home. 1
felt awful for wanting a baby kitten
or puppy, when all the adult dogs and
cats needed homes. I did not know
what to do or say. I told her 1 would
consider getting an adult cat or dog,
but my eye was still on the baby kit-
tens in the cage playing with each
other. I left the Humane Society feel-
ing so bad for all the unwanted older
pets who were abandoned by their
"loving" owners.
I started to think of all the
children over three years old who are
in foster homes and orphanages, un-
wanted by their parents. I guess I
never really knew what lonely and iso-
lated really feels like. I have always
had my parents a phone call away,
good friends and sometimes a loving
man to keep me company. I thought
about the adult dogs and cats all day.
I would be able to love one and keep
it company.
I am now considering getting
a full-grown dog. 1 would be able to
go for walks with him, play catch with
him and take him to the beach. He
would be potty trained, and possibly
trained in other aspects. The idea
kept looking better and better. If I
planned my days right my new dog
would never be alone for more than
three hours. 1 am going to wait for
the perfect adult dog to come into the
Humane Society. 1 will shower him
with love and hopefully heshe will
become this "woman's best friend
If you are considering owning
a pet or you already have one, don't
forget to give him all the love and at-
tention that you would give a close
friend. Also, remember that this is a
long-term commitment to your pet A
pet is a resposibility for as long as he
she is alive (usually at least ten years,
with good care). A pet cannot be dis-
carded like yesterday's fashion, or
your exciting new Trek bike. So if
you have the love and the time, and
are willing to make a long-term com-
mitment to a pet you can visit the
local Humane Society and open your
heart to an adult dog or cat They
need our love.
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Wednesday, May 29,1996
The East Carolinian
Job search aid offered
Watch the dust fly
Coop, Career
Services help
students find work
dents - the alternating plan, in which
students alternate between semesters
of full-time and
students should attend an orientation
session. At this session, students are
responsible for
Angel Whitley
Staff Writer
"What do I want to be when I
grow up?"
That is the question all college
students must face at some point in
their college careers. Fortunately,
here at East Carolina we have two
services, Cooperative Education and
Career Services, to help answer that
Cooperative Education (Co-op),
located in suite 2300 of the General
Classroom Building, is designed to
�provide career-related work experi-
ence to students while they are still
in school says Mary Cauley, direc-
tor of the program.
Undergraduate and graduate stu-
dents in most academic areas are eli-
gible to use Coop's services as long
as they have a minimum cumulative
GPA of 2.0.
To utilize Co-op's services, stu-
dents should attend an information
seminar, complete an application, and
schedule an appointment with a co-
ordinator to discuss placement possi-
Co-op offers three plans to stu-
part-time work;
the parallel plan,
in "which stu-
dents work part-
time and attend
school full-time;
and the summer
plan in which
students work ei-
ther full- or part-
time during the
Career Ser-
vices, located at
701 E. Fifth St,
is available "to
help prepare stu-
dents as they go
into the
workforce and to
provide the skills
to approach the
job market suc-
cessfully says
Swartout, assis-
tant director.
Career Services is open to all East
Carolina students for career explora-
tion, although only seniors and gradu-
ate students in their last academic
years are designated "active regis-
trants Alumni may also become "ac-
tive" for a fee.
To register at Career Services,
Schedule for summer
programs from Career
Thurs, May 30 at 3 p.m.
Tues, June 4 at 10 a.m.
Wed, June 19 at 2 p.m.
Thurs, June 27 at 3 p.m.
Resume Workshops
Wed, June 5 at 2 pm.
Tues, June 11 at 10 a.m.
Mon, June 17 at 3 p.m.
Wed, Ju 26 at 4 pm.
Interview Workshops
Thurs, June 6 at 3 p.m.
Wed, June 12 at 10 a.m.
Tues, June 18 at 2 p.m.
filling out regis-
tration forms.
Also, students are
expected to pro-
vide five copies of
their resumes and
to select refer-
ences for their
credentials files.
This summer, Ca-
reer Services is
also offering re-
sume and inter-
view workshops.
Of special
note to students
are the computer
services offered
by both Co-op
and Career Ser-
vices. Coop offers
a Jobs Database
accessible by stu-
dents who have a
computer ID and
password for
ECUVM1, while
Career Services will begin offering
access to job searches on the Internet
For more information about Co-
op's and Career Services' summer
schedules, please contact their offices
at 328-6979 and 328-6050, respec-
tively, and see the chart elsewhere on
this page.
Mission: Impossible has
more brains than brawn
Dale Williamson
Senior Writer
Expectations can make or break
a movie, depending on whether or
not the prior expectations one has
for a film are met Tom Cruise's ea-
gerly awaited, big budgeted, highly
publicized Mission: Impossible is
out and is expected to do boffo busi-
ness at the box office.
I, like everyone else, have seen
the TV ads for this film and, based
on those ads, had a preconception
as to what type of movie Mission:
Impossible would be. My advice to
all those interested: whenever the
next ad for this movie appears on
your television screen, change the
channel. Not only are these ads mis-
leading, they also ruin the film's cli-
mactic ending by simply showing too
While the
trailers for
Cruise's film
make the movie
out to be a non-
stop, over-the-top
action fest, Mis-
sion: Impossible,
like the television
show on which it
is based, is much
more subtle and,
admittedly, much
more classy than
that. Supposedly,
Cruise, who co-
produced the
crafted a fairly intelligent thriller,
despite its flaws.
The basic
plot, written by
the notable team
of Steve Zallian,
David Koepp
and Robert
Towne, follows a
standard typical
of many thrillers
where things are
not always as
they seem and
people may not
be exactly who
we think they
are. While sev-
eral other critics
My advice to all
those interested:
whenever the next
ad for this movie
appears on your
television screen,
change the
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CD Reviews
Squirrel Nut Zippers
Jay Myers
Assistant Lifestyle Editor
If you're not already familiar with
Squirrel Nut Zippers, chances are you
will be soon. Why? Because this
Chapel Hill band has got it going on
with their combination of swing, jazz,
big band, dixieland and bop music.
Not only have they enticed us
younguns to discover the joys of our
grandparents' old 78 rpm records, but
they have also tugged on the ears of
the old timers as well. After the re-
lease of their first album, The Inevi-
table Squirrel Nut Zippers, the band
appeared on Late Night with Conan
O'Brien and National Public Radio
even did a piece about them in which
one bandmember said, "Right now
we're just at the point of not quite
making it"
Without a doubt they will cer-
tainly "make it" with the release of
their sophomore effort, Hot. An in-
tensely spirited recording, Hot is guar-
anteed to have you up and dancing
within ten seconds of dropping the
needle on the first track, "Got My Own
Thing Now These kids play every-
thing from banjo to saxophone to an
upright bass in order to make sure
that their sound is authentic to the
music once heard in the hippest clubs
and dance halls of the '20s, '30s and
'40s. It all works perfectly. Yet none
of the instrumentation compares with
the angelic voice of Miss Katharine
Whalen, banjo player and sometime
lead singer.
All the comparisons that were
drawn between Whalen and jazz great
Billie Holiday by critics reviewing In-
evitable still ring true on Hot, but
Whalen seems to be conscious try-
ing to broaden her range of vocal
stylings by including an equal dose of
Betty Boop as an influence. This new
direction, shown on tracks like
"Prince Nez" and "Blue Angel serves
to further increase her drop-every-
thing-and-listen presence on the
This is not to say that the rest of
the band is lacking. Far from it actu-
ally. Having lost a member since In-
evitable (bet that guy's kicking him-
self now), the now six member group
includes three other proficient vocal-
ists, Tom Maxwell, Ken Mosher and
James Mathus, all of whom are com-
petent, high-energy musicians as well.
Brian Paulson, the producer of
Inevitable and co-producer of Hot, is
no slouch either, working the same
magic here as he has with such
alterna-greats as Uncle Tupelo,
Superchunk and Joe Henry. It's just
See NUT page 7
movie, wanted to make an intelligent
action film. To Cruise's credit, he
and director Brian De Palma have
cite the plot as being incomprehen-
See MISSION page 7
Senators entertain
despite injuries
Maryland band
rocks small
Peasant's crowd
Derek T. Hall
Staff Writer
ECU has always been
home to an endless
variety of students, and
this limber young man
was no exception, as
he used his martial arts
skills to attack this tree
with deadly precision.
It was 10:30 p.m. at Peasant's
Cafe" and the Almighty Senators
were just warming up. A few of the
musicians were outside talking with
friends and one was on the stage. It
was their guitarist jamming out to
whatever the
File Photo
bartender had
on the stereo.
He was on key
and in tune and
although there
were only five
people there,
the band was
pumped and
ready to hit the
Stage. mmmmmmmmmmmm
Hitting the
stage is one
thing, but by looking at the bass
player you had to wonder if it was
the -tage that hit him. Not only did
he (jp on with an iron cast but with
crutches to match the look. He got
by, though. With a little help from
his friends, of course.
Although the voice in this jazzy
groove seemed to be weak, his abil-
ity to talk to the audience and
present himself as an appealing
frontman was no problem at all. He
controlled the crowd well, although
there wasn't one. Anyway, if there
had been a crowd he probably would
have taken itto the limit I guess
we'll never know.
The Senators are a much bet-
ter instrumental band than anything.
Their trumpet players gave them the
ability to go from one place to an-
other, places that include the lands
of jazz, blues and funk.
Although there were not many
on hand that
night, . the
people who
were there
seemed to like
what they were
"They have
a good sound. I
like the horns. It
adds a bit of
jazzy sound
said Peasant's
"They have a good
sound. I like the
horns. It adds a bit
of jazzy sound
� Jacqueline, Peasant's
Judging by the look on her face
I could tell she was into it The only
thing that kept her from grooving
was that four foot bar in front of her.
Maybe next, time, feljas!
See INJURY page 7
"A Drop in the Bucket" is just
what it claims to be: a very tiny
drop in the great screaming bucket
of American media opinion. Take
it as you will.
Mark Brett
Lifestyle Editor
This week, 1 want to talk about
sex. Nothing too graphic, mind you;
TEC may not be a family publica-
tion, but even we have standards.
The American public appar-
ently doesn't however. A recent poll
suggests that America is the most
sexually-active nation on earth.
That's right out of all the people on
the entire planet we have more sex
than anybody. Huh. You wouldn't
know it to listen to us.
Think about it. How much
breath do Americans waste every
year talking about how sex is bad,
and about how we don't want our
children learning about it in school?
You'd think we were the biggest
bunch of prudes in the world.
To mangle the Bard, I think we
doth protest too much.
Just imagine what we've got to
be doing to support the sheer vol-
ume of sex it takes to outdo the
French or the Swedes. We must have
an awful lot of citizens with forni-
cating skeletons tucked rapturously
away in their closets.
Obviously, Americans love sex;
if you don't think so, watch an hour
of television sometime. TV is noth-
ing but sex. especially in the com-
mercials. We'll use sex to sell any-
thing, from candy bars to Ivory soap
(99 and 44100 percent pure). 1 es-
pecially like the one with the car
driving up the swell of a naked lady's
Oddly, however, condom com-
mercials feature a surprisingly low
number of provocatively-filmed body
parts. This is particularly strange to
me. I mean, if you're advertising
laundry detergent you show dirty
clothes. So if you're advertising
condoms, shouldn't you show dirty
But no. There's not one whiff
of sex in condom ads. No. we get
some annoying and (let's face it)
rather unattractive guy screaming
at us incoherently. We get continu-
ous shots of an attractive, if
unflatteringly filmed, young woman
punching a camera. Vfe get cute little
animated condoms jumping around
a bedroom. What's up with that?
It's merely a symptom of
America's adolescent attitudes to
ward sex: we find it both fascinat-
ing and repulsive. In other( words,
we love to screw but we're afraid
we'll get caught in the act I'm not
sure whv we're so frightened, but
when I compare our public attitudes
with the results of the survey. I can
only assume we're pretty damn
This survey Tve been talking
about yielded some other interest-
ing statistics as well. Apparently,
America is also near the top in un-
wanted and teer. pregnancies. In
addition, we lead the world in apa-
thy toward the needs of our sexual
partners. That's right. -e are the
See DROP page 7

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Wednesday, May 29,1996
The East Carolinian

Research suggests new
age for Shroud of Turin
Shroud of Turin, the 14-foot linen
revered by some as the burial cloth
of Jesus, may have indeed been wo-
ver around the time of his death,
rather than during the Middle Ages,
researchers say.
A microscopic layer of bacteria
and fungi may have thrown off car-
bon dating of the shroud and all
other ancient fabrics by hundreds,
even thousands, of years, a team
from the University of Texas Health
Science Center in San Antonio re-
ported Tuesday.
"This means that at present
time, the radiocarbon dating of an-
cient textiles is not a reliable test
said one of the researchers, Dr.
Leoncio Garza-Valdes, a pediatrician
and archaeologist. "This is going to
produce a big, big revolution
The findings were presented
Tuesday at a meeting of the Ameri-
can Society of Microbiology.
The geochemist whose tests
concluded that the shroud was wo-
ven between 1260 and 1390 said he
is confident his findings will stand.
"We'll look into it, but we've
been through this before said Paul
Damon, professor emeritus at the
University of Arizona. "We have
dated linen from the pharaonic dy-
nasties. We've dated Coptic linen.
And there's never been any ques-
tion. The dates come out very rea-
The Shroud of Turin has been
enshrined at Italy's Royal Chapel of
Turin since 1578, though the Ro-
man Catholic Church has never
claimed it as a holy relic.
The cloth bears the faint yellow-
ish negative image of the front and
back of a man with thorn marks on
the head, cuts on the back and
bruises on the shoulders.
Seasoned quiltmaker wins award
BOLTON, N.C. (AP) - She was
seven years old in 1917, barely big
enough to see over the top of her
mama's quilt frame. Her little-girl eyes
widened with wonder as she watched
her mother and grandmother work
shiny needles up and through the fab-
ric, their fingers flying.
When her mother finally dis-
carded her worn-out scissors, Lee Eliza-
beth Graham Jacobs pounced on them
and practiced cutting strips of fabric
scraps she'd saved in a box.
The dull old scissors left the edge
of her scraps ragged, but she didn't
get discouraged. Gradually she learned
how to quilt by watching, listening and
"sticking my lingers and crying and
trying again
Today, at 86, Ms. Jacobs' hand-
made quilts are legendary. She has
made more than 100 of them for rela-
tives, friends and needy strangers.
Ms. Jacobs has given quilts to each
of her seven children, nine grandchil-
dren and four great-grandchildren. One
son is so proud of his quilt he won't
let anyone else use it she said.
While friends, neighbors and rela-
tives have always known Ms. Jacobs'
quilts were special, now the whole state
knows it Last week, she traveled to
Raleigh to receive the prestigious N.C.
Folk Heritage Award given by the state
arts council. The award includes a
$5,000 cash prize.
Before she left for Raleigh, proud
relatives pulled quilt after quilt from a
bedroom closet shelf to show them off.
Ms. Jacobs' quilts have never been
for just ogling and admiring. They're
meant to be used. Their worn softness
is perfect to wrap a sleeping grandchild,
warm arthritic knees or sink into at
nap time during a summer rainstorm.
One of her favorites, a bright blue
cotton quilt is 48 years old and frayed,
its seams threatening to give way.
No matter. It will never be dis-
"You don't throw anything away
because it's old Ms. Jacobs said.
"When you look at this, it's stitches of
She's honestly amazed that her
quilts won the coveted award and says
she hasn't decided what to do with the
She could have used that money
during lean years, raising her children
with her husband, a blacksmith and
shipyard worker.
Ms. Jacobs, who grew up on a
farm, had never heard the word "recy-
cling" but that's what she practiced
every day.
Most of her quilts are made with
scraps left from sewing clothes for her
family, animal feedbags and fabric a
daughter brought to her from a job at
a shirtmaking plant
Ms. Jacobs has taught quilting
classes in the community, a job that
requires much patience when teaching
older students, she said.
When her students ask if they can
hem their quilts on a sewing machine,
she wouldn't let them.
"A quilt is not a homemade quilt
unless you do it on your fingers all the
way she said.
She has given quilts to people who
lost their belongings in fires and com-
munity groups such as the Buckhead
Fire Department which used them to
raise money through a raffle.
Ms. Jacobs has never sold a quilt
for profit and her generosity extends
to her garden.
Back when she tended a large
garden, Ms. Jacobs freely gave surplus
vegetables to anyone who asked, said
her youngest daughter, Virginia Caisoa
"I'd say 'Mama you could get $5
or $10 for that Mrs. Caison said.
"She'd say: 'No baby, I've got plenty
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at the Cat's Cradle
in Carrboro
Thursday, May 30
ECU Faculty Jazz Ensemble
at Staccato Cafe and Grille
Evan & Jaron
and Inasense
at the Attic
Drummie Zeb
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MISSION from page!
sible, anyone who pays close atten-
tion to the film's details should have
no problem not only following the
story but also predicting some cru-
cial outcomes.
The story starts when a secret,
expert government team called the
Impossible Missions Force (IMF),
headed by Jim Phelps (Jon Voight),
is sent on a mission to steal a com-
puter disc with a list of all U.S. un-
dercover agents. When the mission
goes terribly wrong, Ethan Hunt
(Tom Cruise) is marked by the U.S.
government as the one to blame. In
an effort to clear his name, Cruise
takes matters into his own hands by
forming his own specialized team of
government outcasts. The rest of the
story invofves plot twists and con-
spiracies that keep Cruise and the
audience guessing as to who exactly
can be trusTqd.
While some of the film's ele-
ments may seem half-baked (we
from page 5
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never really get a sense as to exactly
what motivates the main villain, for
instance), De Palma does create sev-
eral admirably quiet scenes with in-
tense results. The opening mission
is totally engrossing as we watch it
quickly fall apart, despite the expert
planning on IMF's part. Also, a
scene involving a break into CIA
headquarters handles a ludicrous
and impossible task with a master-
ful, realistic touch.
Admittedly, the entire concept
of the film is ridiculous, but De
Palma creates a reality within the
film that follows on a level of be-
iievability. Mission: impossible, as
it turns out, is not an all out, over-
the-top action piece. It is a clever
thriller that works at a slov but
methodical pace, which may ironi-
cally dissatisfy many viewers be-
cause the film is being strongly pro-
moted as an intense action flick.
It's too bad the ad campaign
had to ruin the film's explosive end-
ing by showing all the best scenes.
The movie's climax, which takes
place on a speeding train, would
have had more impact if I hadn't
already seen it in the previews. The
scene should have blown me away.
Instead, I felt cheated.
Still, this is not the fault of the
filmmakers. They did their job just
fine. Overall, Mission: Impossible
succeeds as a fun, intelligent thriller
that only occasionally loses its mo-
mentum. I also can't blame the ad-
vertising team. They did their job
brilliantly, guaranteeing a huge
opening weekend for the movie.
If anything, Mission: Impos-
sible illustrates how art and busi-
ness are two distinct entities with
their own agendas. While the busi-
ness may take away from the fresh-
ness and excitement of the art, it
also makes sure that at least the art
will be seen by millions of people.
On a scale of one to ten, Mis-
sion: Impossible rates a seven.
that the high point of both albums
has been Whalen's smoky, dreamy
voice that seems to speak from a dif-
ferent era. Too bad she's only present
on half of the album, but perhaps
someone will offer her a solo project
With song titles like "Hell" and
"Memphis Exorcism it's easy to see
why the album was named Hot. And
hot is what Mammoth Records, the
label of choice for Squirrel Nut Zip-
pers, hopes this new record will be.
In fact Mammoth has chosen to go
the extra mile for the band when they
have their back-to-back CD release
parties at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro
next Monday and Tuesday.
Mammoth will be broadcasting
the entire Tuesday night performance
live on their web page (http: using RealAudio
2.0 technology and continuously up-
dated digital video images.
If you can't catch the show your-
self (c'mon it's less than two hours
away), then make sure that your
techno-butt is planted ringside at that
monitor or you'll be sorry. If you can't
manage that, rest assured that the Hot
CD will contain bonus CD-ROM pro-
gramming for those computer-ready
listeners out there.
INJURY from page 5 j
After showing us that they are
all exceptional jazz and blues musi-
cians, the Senators surprised us with
a crazy ska sound. This sound seems �
to be working in all areas today, but
it's one of the hardest to master.
Thanks to their skilled guitarist, the
band proved once again that they
could play their way into another
world of music.
Beside the fact that this band
came all the way from Maryland, they
sound like a band who has been play-
ing Greenville for years. They must not
have stopped on the ride over. The
guitarist had to lay his ax down for a
few minutes in the middle of a jam. It
appears that he forgot to use the bath-
room when everyone else did. Hey,
when you gotta go, you gotta go.
As the festivities came to an end,
the band was jamming out a funky
version of "Frankenstein a song they
said that they would play until they t
got it right They didn't need much J
help, though. Just a little buzz and a
phat groove took them a long way.
If I had the chance, I would see
this band again. Preferably, I would
see them closer to Maryland. It's al-
ways good to see a band closer to their '
homeland. That way, people actually
show up.
DROlr from page 5
very best around at not caring about
stuff like orgasms (other than our own)
or the comfort and safety of our lovers.
Hmm. Let's put all this together.
We have lots of sex, but deny it to the
point that we don't want our kids to be
educated on the subject We don't care
much about the people we sleep with.
And we've got lots of teenagers having
babies that nobody wants. Does anyone
besides me see a connection here?
If we want to fa these problems,
we're going to have to change our atti-
tudes. We're like a nation of teenagers
who don't want our parents to know
we're sexually active. Well, I've got news
for everybody: they probably figured it
out when we started dropping babies
all over the place.
All the world has sex. It's natural,
it's necessary, and best of all it's a whole
lot of fun! If we just exercise a little care,
we can all enjoy healthy, happy sex lives
until the day we drop dead.
Look at it this way. Maybe America
has slipped a little in the world arena,
what with the Cold War being over and
the arms race kind of slowing down and
all. Maybe we're not the leader of the
free world anymore, but hey! We're still
on top when it comes to sex!
So come on, America! Embrace
sex! If s important! It's fun! It's some-
thing we're good at! So stand up straight
and true. Tell the world, "I'm sexually
active and, damn it I'm proud
Your mom probably won't be as
shocked as you think.
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remaining to work
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to worship with them. Sunday masses:
11:30am and 8:30pm (followed by refresh-
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campus. Join us also on Wednesday even-
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WHAT does a three point shoot out free
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They are all a part of Recreational Services
basketball shooting triathlon on June 11
at 4pm in Christenbury Gym. Faculty, Staff
and students are invited to participate in
this free and fun activity. For more infor-
mation call Recreational Services at 328-
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Tar River, Climbing Skills Workshops,
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in support of Mental Health in Pitt County
and receive a Tax Donation, Contact the
Mental Health Association in Pitt County
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before 10:00pm or drop off items at the
Crow's Nest Building at the corner of 10th
and Charles Blvd. on May 29, 30 or 31,
1996, Between 10:00am and 4:00pm. Clean
out those closets, garages and attics, rid
your home of all White Elephants once and
for all and send them to a place where they
can do some good We appreciate your help
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The intramural sport program will be offer-
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O-R-S-E competition, frisbee golf singles and
more. Grab your tennis racquet and sign
up for tennis singles by May 22 at 5pm in
Christenbury 204. Don't pass up the vol-
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4pm in Biology 103. Hoof it over for the
Basketball H-O-R-S-E Competition on May
29 at 4pm in Christenbury Gym. Throw
yourself into the Frisbee Golf Singles on
June 4 and 5 from 3pm-6pm on the Frisbee
Course. For more information call Recrea-
tional Services at 328-6387
Year Book is available to be picked up at
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from the Circuit Courts: How Not To Think
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served. There is a limited number of spots
available. If you have any questions please
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ies, popcorn and freezies will all be on hand
during the Fleming Fresh Air Flicks. Top
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of the Lost Ark will be on Jury 11. Both
movies will be at 9pm in the Fleming Hall
Courtyard. This activity is sponsored by;
Recreational Services and the Student-
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Wednesday, May 29,1996
The East Carolinian
Pitcher tries for
Olympic team
Dill Dillard
Senor Writer
Edwards heading to
Philadelphia Phillies
Second baseman
ib test skills in
rookie league
II Dillard
tyllor Writer
t; � Sports fans, every team has thier
standouts and when you talk about
Gary Overton's ECU Diamond Pirates
ybu have plenty of standouts to talk
! Lamont Edwards, first team All
A second baseman and ECU
standout, has given Pirate baseball
fafrs just a little more to talk about
Just a few days after the Bucs'
s&son ended by way of a 10-0 loss in
the' CAA tournament, Edwards signed
a contract with the Philadelphia Philly
organization. This contract will send
the speedy infielder to what they call
high-rookie ball. This is a league for
rookies which is just below single A
minor league baseball.
. - The Phillies want Edwards to re-
port to Batavia in the New York Perm
League in early June.
Edwards announced his good tid-
ings last Wednesday night as a guest
OB 91.3 WZMB's very own Pirate Talk.
"They approached me and talked
tqjne about the deal shortly after
tJft CAA Edwards said. "Shortly
af&r we discussed my options, I
signed with the Phillies
! Edwards, who led the Bucs in
raamy categories including bat-
tmg(.369), was a fifth-year senior
which enabled him by NCAA rules
to sign as a free agent before the col-
lege draft
"I still don't think it has set in
quite yet; 1 gu ess it'll sink in when I
get off the plan e in Buffalo Edwards
The Phils aren't just getting a
solid hitter, but a sound all around
offensive playe r as well. Edwards had
36 runs off of 59 hits, 11 of which
were doubles, along with 4 triples,
not to mention his three homeruns
to go along with his team leading 33
"I'd like to think they signed me
as an all-around solid offensive player.
With all the bad pitching, I guess
that's what the league is looking for
Edwards said.
In an era with the Ken Griffeys,
Eddie Murrays and the Freddie
McGriffs offense is now the name of
the game. With that in mind, those
numbers sound great, but that's not
all. Edwards could also be known as
the Lord of Larceny. In the 46 games
he played and started Edwards stole
21 of 25 bases which was good
enough to leacj the team.
. "Well, I tried to get a good lead
as well as a good jump on the ball
Edwards said. 'See. some players try
to use just rav speed, but it's more
than that It m ay get them a few sto-
len bases, but ;i. good catcher will pick
them off easily
Edwards had plenty of time to
work on his baseball skills seeing that
playing in the MLB had been a dream
of his growing up.
"I've always dreamed of playing
pro baseball and now its coming
true Edwards said. "I still don't
Lamont Edwards
think it's hit me quite yet
Going to Clinton High School
with such N.C. greats as ECU's Jerris
McPhail and Wake Forest's Scooter
Banks, Edwards had to find his sport
in high school.
"I played wide reciever in high
school and I played basketball too,
but it was Scooter who was the man
in basketball, and Jerris in football,
so that left me being the man in base-
ball, I guess Edwards said.
And that he was, coming to ECU
on a baseball scholarship and then
playing football for a year only to
drop it for the game he loves.
"It was an incredible stay here
at ECU Edwards said. "I was on the
Peach Bowl team my freshman year
along with being on the CAA cham-
pion baseball team and then getting
All- CAA my senior year. What can I
say? It was great and I was happy to
be a part of it
When you think of heat, you
think of summer. When you think
of 94 mph heat you think of ECU's
sophomore sensation Patrick
Usually Dunham's plan is to go
to the Cape Cod summer league to
prepare for next season. Dunham is
trying something different this year.
He's trying to play in a different
summer league than he's normally
used to. This league has a special
name. You might have heard of it
it's called the U.S. Olympic trials.
Dunham, who led the Bucs in
almost every pitching category, will
try to match his stuff with the
nation's best to earn the right to rep-
resent our country in Atlanta.
"It all seems like a dream that
I'm actually going through with try-
ing out Dunham said. "As a kid,
you always watch and wonder what
it could be like, now it could be a
Dunham, who finished with a
3.10 ERA to go along with his 97
K s, was selected as a first team AI1-
CAA selection which came to him
as a shock.
"I was flattered. It came as a
total suprise to me; I just hoped I
could live up to it I'm hoping it'll
give me an extra boost going into
the trials Dunham said.
Everybody knows the old say-
ing that the road to the Olympics is
a long and grueling one. This is es-
pecially true for the baseball trials.
"I'll report to a small town just
outside of Memphis named Milington
to try to make a 40 man roster
Dunham said.
That won't be the end of the
road for Dunham's quest for Olym-
pic gold. After the first tryout which
is an open tryout Dunham will then
have to try to make a 25 man roster.
That 25 man roster will tfien be cut
to 20 which will represent the U.S.A.
"I've got a long ways to go be-
fore Atlanta, but I'm looking forward
This is a sight we will
all be seeing soon. The
beginning of the
football season is right
around the corner. So
get ready to say, "First
down, Pirates
Photo Courtesy of Garrett Killian
Photo Courtesy of ECU SID
Sophomore pitcher, Patrick Dunham, hopes to round out the
U.S.A. Olympic baseball team this summer in Atlanta.
to the challenge Dunham said.
If Dunham were to make the
team he would not only be among
the nation's finest but could reap
other benefits from this opportunity
as well.
"Being among the best this na-
tion has to offer would not only be
an honor, but it would help such
things as draft status Dunham said.
"Plus the experience of the trials and
hopefully, the Games, will help me
prepare for another level of play
As it is right now, the Portage,
Mich, native has a 94 mph fast ball
to go along with his 84 record for
this past season.
"My family and I have discussed
it and agreed that it would be a fabu-
lous opportunity for me as a base-
ball player, so we worked it out"
Dunham said.
If Dunham were to make the cut
he would return to N.C. to Five
County Stadium for an exhibition
with the Cuban national team. So,
baseball fans, keep your ears open
and your eyes peeled there may be
a Pirate on the mound for team
Record breaking season ends
Women's track
finishes one of
their best seasons
Ross Whitfield
Staff Writer

The ECU Women's Track and
Field Team finished one of their best
seasons last week. Several school
records during the indoor and out-
door seasons were broken, and some
Lady Pirates were named All-Con-
ference in the CAA's and All-East in
the ECAC's.
Team members breaking school
records during the indoor season
were: Suzanne Bellamy (1500m and
mile), Michelle Clayton (weight
throw), Lave Wilson (triple-jump)
and Saundra Teel (high- jump).
School records broken in the out-
door season were set by: Jennifer
Kalanick (100HH), Darlene Vick (dis-
cus), Clayton (hammer), Teel (high-
jump), Amanda Johnson (long-jump)
and Wilson (triple-jump).
Head Coach, Charlie "Choo"
Justice, finishing his fifth season,
says that this was one of the best
seasons ever.
"We got second in the CAA. It
was probably
our best perfor-
mance as a
Track is dif-
ferent from
other team
sports. There is
a difference in
the team con-
"Track is re-
ally a sport of in
dividuals Jus-
tice said. "I
who won anything, like in the past
but we had several individuals place,
broke several school records and
just from top to bottom, had a bet-
ter year in terms of performances
Justice said. "It's
not always win-
ning or losing
The indoor
season, which be-
gan in January,
opened up the
year for the Lady
"We had
kind of a slow in-
doors Justice
said. "We had a
lot of bad weather
with all the snow
We got second in
the CAA. It was
probably our best
performance as a
� Charlie "Choo" Justice,
Head Coach
think that is what really hurts track
a lot, in terms of the public being
The lack of knowledge about
track, shouldn't detract from the
hard work and dedication that the
athletes put in. Hard work and indi-
vidual effort was evident this sea-
son according to Justice.
"We didn't have one or two girls
and ice. It kind of limited our train-
ing and we missed a couple of the
meets because of the bad weather.
We went up to the Eastern Indoor
Championships and didn't really do
well the first day. The second day,
Lave Wilson came back and had a
great triple-jump and placed in the
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SID - ECU track and field per-
former Cindy Szymanski has been
named to the 1996 GTE Academic
All-America At-Large Team for Dis-
trict III as selected by the College
Sports Information Directors of
Szymanski, a junior from Pit-
man, NJ joins the team of 10 stu-
dent-athletes from nine different
schools in the District III area of
Florida, Georgia, North Carolina,
South Carolina and Virginia.
An ECAC qualifier in the 1000
meters for the 1996 indoor champi-
onships, Szymanski ran ECU's top
times in the 800 and 1000 meters
for the indoor season. In 1995, she
was named ECU's outstanding track
peformer after earning All-East hon-
orfin the 1000 meters. She currently
holds the ECU record for the 1000
meters and is a member of four ECU
record-setting relay teams.
Szymanski, an occupational
therapy major who has maintained a
cumulative GPA of 3.91, received
ECU athletics highest honor this
spring when named as the PCS Phos-
phate Outstanding Female Scholar-
Athlete. Szymanski is an University
Scholar who holds membership in
Omicron Delta Kappa National Lead-
ership Honor Society and Phi Eta
Sigma National Honors Society.
Members of the District III Aca-
demic All-America At-Large team will
appear on the Academic All-America
National ballot with the national
team being announced on June 20.
SID - For the 10th time in 11
years, ECU's men's track team will
compete at the NCAA Track and
Field Championships as the 4x400
meter relay has made the field of 12
teams for the 1996 outdoor meet to
be held in Eugene, Ore. this week.
The ECU squad, compromised of
juniors Lewis Harris, Brian Johnson,
Dwight Henry and freshmen Damon
Davis and Mike Miller (alternate), will
compete in the preliminaries on
Thursday at 7:40 PST.
ECU's qualifying time of 4:05.35
ran on April 13 ranks seventh among
the 12 qualifying schools.
"There are some great teams
competing out here said ECU Head
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Wednesday, May 29, 1996
The East Carolinian
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All-East That kind of got all the girls
pumped back up
The outdoor season, which be-
gan in March, went much better for
the Lady Pirates.
"We had a great outdoors and
had a great outdoor season. We
started out down at Wilmington and
we won five events in a big meet
with about 25 schools
Some of the schools repre-
sented in the event were N.C. State,
Army, Navy, Wake Forest and Vir-
"We were the only school that
won five events Justice said.
The Lady Pirates then
struggled for a couple of weeks with
aches, pains and injuries. But true
determination prevailed.
"We went to the conference
(championships) up at James Madi-
son and finally it all came together.
The girls did exceptional
ECU came away with three dif-
ferent victories in three different
"We had three girls who won
individual championships Justice
said. "We had two other girls hit
NCAA qualifying performances in
the long jump and the hammer, and
we had several other kids place real
These efforts established ECU
as the number two team in the con-
In preparing for the end of the
spring semester, ECU started to
struggle, according to Justice.
"But then we went back up to
the ECAC, and the girls rose to the
occasion again and put together as
good of a meet as they had all year.
Several of them ran their best times
and several girls placed. In track, it
really doesn't matter what you do
week to week as long as you do it in
the big meet when it counts, the
championships. They put everything
they got into it
The Lady Pirates competed
against 60-80 other schools at the
ECAC Championships and finished
"It was probably our best per-
formance as a team Justice said.
Justice points out out that ev-
ery runner contributed to this sea-
son but points out some girls who
did exceptionally well.
"Amanda Johnson has been one
of our best performers Justice
Johnson, who qualified for the
NCAA's in the long-jump in 1995, is
also sprinter and on the 4x100 re-
lay team.
"We just ask her to do every-
thing and she does it, with no com-
plaints. She give everything she's
Teel competes in the hurdles,
performs the high-jump and is also
on the 4x100 relay ream.
"Saundra went out on a bad
knee and won the high jump, setting
a school record Justice said
WiLon had a consistent perfor-
mance in the triple-jump this year.
"She's kind of the leader of the
team in terms of, she's vocal and
hard-working. She's a girl where, in
her freshman year, I wasn't going to
let her try out for the team. She now
holds the school record in the triple-
jump, indoor and outdoor, and won
the CAA championship in it In three
years, she has far exceeded my ex-
Carla Powell is a sprinter on the
team and adds quickness.
"When she came in, we had a
really good sprinter justice said.
"One of the best sprinters in the
country. Carla has been in the shad-
ows of the great sprinters we had
here before, and I was finally glad
this year to see her break through
and establish herself as one of the
best sprinters we ever had, because
she ended up winning the conference
in the 100m and placed in the ECAC.
She is also a 3.5 (GPA) student in
business. She really is an exceptional
Clayton, who throws the ham-
mer, is ECU's record holder in that
event and is an All-East honoree.
Clayton also throws the discus and
the shot
"Week in and week out, Michelle
is the one girl who always has good
performances. Everyone else has
their up and down weeks, but
Michelle always seems to be doing
something really well
One surprise this year for the
team was Bellamy, a freshman who
runs distance.
"She really surprised us in cross-
country Justice said. "She ended up
fifth in the Easterns (champion-
According to Justice, next sea-
son looks promising for the Lady
Pirates, due in part to strong recruit-
"We are bringing in probably the
best recruiting class in the state of
North Carolina Justice said. "We
probably have the most prospects
coming to ECU. We have a great group
of about 10 freshmen coming in
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Coach Bill Carson after his team's
arrival in Eugene. "It may take a
school record to reach the finals. The
weather here will also be a factor
with the temperatures currently in
the 50's
Experience wiil be a plus for the
Pirates, however. Last season, Har-
ris, Johnson and Henry were mem-
bers of the ECU 4x100 meter relay
team that earned All-America honors
at the 1995 NCAA Outdoor Champi-
mw k
onships. Since 1990, four ECU relay
teams have earned All-America hon-
ors at the NCAA championships.
ECU's women's team just missed
the chance to be represented at this
week's championship meet Sopho-
more Michelle Clayton and junior
Amanda Johnson were both provi-
sional qualifiers for the hammer
throw and long-jump respectively.
Their distances, however, did not
make the final field of performers.

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