The East Carolinian, June 12, 1996

June 12,1996
Vol 71, No. 59
The East Carolinian
Circulation 5,000
East Carolina University
Greenville, N C
12 pases
Governor's proposal ignored

Around the State
250,000-gallon waste spill at a
cattle farm owned by U.S. Sen.
Lauch Faircloth is being blamed
for a fish kill on the Black River.
Dead fish have been reported
from below where the unnamed
tributary and Great Coharie Creek
intersect down to the origin of the
Black River. More than 1,000 fish
have died from the spill that
started over the weekend.
CHARLOTTE (AP) -The sanc-
tuary of the Matthews Murkland
Presbyterian Church is gone and
police have charged a 13-year-old
white girl with burning it down last
Thursday night.
Law enforcement officials an-
nounced Monday that the Char-
lotte teen had been arrested and
charged as a juvenile in the church
burning. They said they found no
evidence that the suspect was part
of a conspiracy involving about 30
other recent fires at black
churches across the South.
Around the Country
NEW YORK (AP) - Eighteen
reputed leaders of the nation's
strongest Mafia family have been
arrested on charges that include
gambling and the murder of a men-
tally ill wiseguy who spilled family
secrets, authorities said today.
The arrests resulted from a 2-
year-old investigation of the
Genovese mob, which solidified it-
self as the nation's most powerful
family after Gambino family boss
John Gotti was imprisoned in
DETROIT (AP) - Less than a
month after his latest court vic-
tory, Dr. Jack Kevorkian attended
the death of a New Jersey woman.
Ruth Neuman, 69, who died
of carbon monoxide poisoning, was
the 29th person to die in
Kevorkian's presence since 1990.
Mrs. Neuman had "been inca-
pacitated many years" after a se-
ries of strokes, the last of which
left her partially paralyzed on her
left side. She also had uterine can-
cer and diabetes, he said.
Around the World
TOULON, France (AP) - Four
young devotees of the 16th cen-
tury astrologer Nostradamus con-
fessed Tuesday to desecrating the
grave and corpse of an elderly
woman in this French Riviera city.
The body of the 77-year-old
woman, buried in 1976, was dis-
covered Sunday dumped out of its
coffin, an upside-down cross ham-
mered into its chest and a religious
plaque smashed across its face.
TOKYO (AP) - The 12th of
last year's nerve gas attack on
Tokyo's subway system, 52-year-old
Mitsuo Okada died Tuesday.
The leader of the Aum Shinri
Kyo doomsday cult, Shoko
Asahara, and several cult follow-
ers are being tried on murder
charges in connection with the
attack, involving the nerve gas
UNC system gains
nothing, loses $6
Amy L. Royster
Staff Writer
Officials and students excited
by Governor Hunt's proposed $100
million for the University of North
Carolina (UNC) system were disap-
pointed when the N. C. House de-
cided on a budget that ignores the
governor's proposal, cuts an addi-
tional $6 million from the current
budget and leaves a $396 million
surplus in savings.
"I am surprised and concerned
for students at ECU as well as for
students across the UNC system
Angela Nix, Student Government As-
sociation president said.
Hunt's proposal, prompted by
requests from the board of gover-
nors, included seven percent faculty
raises, tuition remission and health
insurance for graduate students,
funding for new technologies and
money for research.
Representative Gene Rogers
(NC-D) from the sixth district said
that in his 10 years as a representa-
tive, this is the first budget he voted
"The House just didn't pass any
of the governor's plan Rogers said.
"We included no money for technol-
ogy. We included no money for a lot
of things
According to Rogers, the House
decided on a three percent pay raise
for faculty and staff which he said
is not sufficient.
"We are going to lag behind
other universities in the country and
in the southeast Rogers said.
Nix is also concerned that
faculty's salaries are not competi-
"The House's attitude toward
pay increases could encourage pro-
fessors to leave for positions at other
universities Nix said. "These pro-
fessors would take their research
with them
ECU will also
be strongly ef- "�'�������'�
fected by the lack
of funding passed
for libraries. Ac-
cording to The
Daily Reflector ,
Chancellor Eakin
said that without
funding for li-
brary resources,
the university is
having to ask de-
partments to limit
their number of
subscriptions to
various journals
and periodicals.
Tuition remissions allowing out-
of-state graduate students to attend
N. C. schools without paying out-of-
state tuition were not a part of the
House budget. Nix said that with-
Medical School
clerk indicted
Kelly Sullivan
Staff Writer
A former ECU School of
Medicine accounting clerk has
been indicted by a Pitt County
grand jury on 29 counts of ob-
taining property by false pre-
Sylvia C. Coward, a 14-year
employee of East Carolina Univer-
sity, allegedly embezzled $65,000
from the department of microbi-
ology and Immunology.
Coward's arraignment date
is set for June 24.
"I don't know if this is the
largest sum ever allegedly em-
bezzled from the university Uni-
versity Attorney Ben irons II said,
"but this is obviously a substan-
tial amount of money. It is obvi-
ously a matter of great concern
for us
"Since this is a criminal mat-
ter, the case has been turned over
to the district attorney's office
and was referred to a grand jury
Irons said. "Although the district
attorney will try the case and
handle all matters relating to the
case. East Carolina University will
be working with the district at-
torney to seek restitution for all
funds that belong to the univer-
A preliminary review con-
ducted by ECU last year indicated
that $65,000 may have been "im-
properly dispersed" in misappro-
priated funds from the medical
school department over a period
of at least two years.
Coward was suspended from
her position last year pending die
completion of an internal audit-
ing investigation of the depart-
ment of microbiology and immu-
nology. She later resigned and
the matter was turned over to the
state board of investigation.
The internal audit involved
a ten-year-old international ex-
change program within the de-
partment of microbiology and im-
munology. The program, formed
in cooperation with a Bristol, En-
gland technical school, permits
six to eight international students
to study in the medical school de-
partment The account pays sub-
sistence stipends for the students,
such as room and board and
other expenses.
Associate Dean for the
School of Medicine Dennis Sinar
was unavailable for comment on
the program's future.
Students trip for safety
Jacqueline D. Kellum
News Writer
Recently graduate students in the Masters of Science and Industrial Tech-
nology Program got the opportunity to see industrial safety standards close up
during an upcoming trip.
These students, in the Occupational Safety concentration, set off on their
trip June 8. They travelled through California, Arizona, and went south of the
border into Mexico before coming home.
The Occupational Safety concentration is relatively new to ECU. Dr. Mark
Friend is the head of the program.
"The program's only three years old Friend said.
Friend said that there are about 50 students in the program currently, most
of them nontraditional. Classes for this program are held at night to accommo-
date these students who have gone out into the work force and returned to
The undergraduate majors of these students include industrial technology,
business, nursing, and environmental health.
out benefits for graduate students,
ECU will be less enticing.
Nix said that she is especially
surprised by the House budget con-
sidering the suc-
cesses of the
system. Nix said
that UNC insti-
tutions account
for more than
80 percent of
the nursing, en-
gineering and
education de-
grees in the
state. Over half
of the medical
degrees come
from UNC
schools as well.
"The UNC
system has been
nationally recognized as providing
a quality education at a reasonable
price Nix said. "We have proven
ourselves to be an investment to the
"I am surprised
and concerned for
students at ECU as
well as for
students across
the UNC system
�Angela Nix, SGA
Nix said that with the House's
budget yet to be revised by the Sen-
ate, there is time for concerned
people within the university commu-
nity to voice their opinions.
"It's important for members of
the UNC system to speak out Nix
said. "Call or write to your repre-
sentatives and senators
Nix said that she has written 96
letters to various government offi-
cials about the budget. Last week,
she met with SGA officials in Chapel
Hill to share information.
Rogers said he believes that the
Senate will be more supportive of
universities than the House. How-
ever, he said that he does not think
the Senate will pass all of the
governor's proposals either.
"When the Senate adds sup-
port, it will return to the House,
where they will probably take it back
out Rogers said.
Representatives can be reached
by calling (919) 733-4111.
Conversation series raises
community awareness
See SAFETY page 4
Various groups
discuss the future
of America
Marguerite Benjamin
News Editor
Tonight the Ledonia Wright Af-
rican-American Cultural Center will
host a meeting of concerned area high
school students who will discuss the
future of our country. This meeting
will mark the end of one segment of a
series of group conversations de-
signed to discuss the theme "What
Does America Mean to Me?"
The series began in May after the
North Carolina Humanities Council
(NCHC) awarded a $9,118 grant to
PeopleAct, a community-oriented or-
ganization which formed a partner-
ship with ECU and several other Pitt
County community organizations in
order to address timely community
The NCHC makes grants to non-
profit organizations for humanistic
programs that deal with history, lit-
erature and languages to examine the
cultural issues of American society.
"Our overall goal is to bring in a
diverse range of participants who will
open up about their lives and how
they were in the past PeopleAct's
Managing Director Janice Periquet
told TEC before the series began I
think this series is appropriate for Pitt
County because the area has changed
so much and has become so diverse
Periquet said the plan included
three groups of ten individuals who
would meet three times in each month
to answer questions generated from
assigned readings.
"The texts chosen for the discus-
sion include the works of immigrant
and Chicano writers such as Angia
Yezierska and influential African-
American writers like Langston
Hughes Periquet said, adding that
some of the questions were real con-
versation starters like "Do you still
believe in the American Dream?"
"After the initial conversations
have concluded, we will produce a play
which will be a collage of the video-
taped conversations Periquet said.
The project's directors would pick the
best stories to provide material for a
ninety-minute play, produced by
Photo Courtesy of Gay Wilenti
Published author and English instuctor Gay Wilentz is a co-
director of the conversational program addressing the
theme "What America Means to Me
Debbie Morrison, which would be pre-
sented in a tour throughout eastern
North Carolina.
One of the project's directors, Gay
Wilentz of ECU's English department,
said the participants of the group
conversations were given the oppor-
tunity of "instant fame
"Coming to the meetings and
sharing stories really could make you
famous if you think about it Wilentz
said. "When the play goes on tour,
people from different areas of the state
will be hearing your story and prob-
ably will be talking about it for years
to come
Periquet said the nature of the
conversations would be totally candid,
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adding that hearing honest stories was
the main objective.
"We want to hear what's real, not
the politically correct thing or what
one thinks people want to hear
Periquet said. "We want what's real
Both Periquet and Wilentz said
the plan should be effective, especially
since there would be follow-up discus-
sion groups with the audiences attend-
ing the play.
"We expect the conversations to
build on themselves and start a chain
reaction of concern and discussion
which will motivate communities to
get involved with cultural issues and
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Wednesday, June 12,1996
The East Carolinian
University officials fight net porn
June 4
Larceny � A staff member reported that two fire extinguishers were
stolen from Garrett Hall.
June 5
Larceny � A student reported the larceny of his bicycle from the
bike rack west of Flanagan.
Larceny - A student reported the larceny of computer components
from a computer in Speight
June 6
AssistRescue - A student was transported to Pitt County Memo-
rial Hospital by Greenville Rescue after he fainted in Messick.
Larceny - A student reported the larceny of his bicycle from the
bike rack at Flanagan.
June 7
Unauthorized Use Of Fire Extinguisher - A person(s) unknown
used a fire extinguisher and sprayed its contents in Fleming Hall.
June 8
Possession Of Stolen Property � Four juveniles were taken into
custody for possessing stolen property and vandalism of the Sports
Medicine building.
June 9
Driving With A Revoked License - A non-student was arrested for
driving outside of the provisions of his limited driving privilege on
Founders Drive.
June 10
Motor Vehicle Accident - A minor motor vehicle accident occurred
in the Harrington Field lot
Motor Vehicle Accident - A minor motor vehicle accident occurred
on College Hill Drive.
Simple Possession Of Marijuana - A student was issued a state
citation for possessing traces of marijuana during a traffic stop west of
Compiled by Amy L. Royster. Taken from
official ECU police reports.
Violators break
university codes,
federal laws
Vicki Armstrong
Staff Writer
ECU and other universities
around the nation are facing serious
concerns regarding offensive materi-
als and students' access to the
Internet and to school equipment. A
few universities, such as Oklahoma
University and Carnegie Mellon have
even begun to restrict student access
to the Internet
ECU administrators have begun
looking into ways to deal with pos-
sible problems in the future.
According to Ernest Marshbum,
associate director of Computing and
Information Systems at ECU, many
of the incidents which have been
brought to public attention were not
prosecuted by universities as viola-
tions of pornography laws.
"From the other universities
that I have spoken with Marshbum
said, "in many cases when students
were taken off-line the issue that was
dealt with was not the issue of por-
nography, but that the images that
were placed on-line and made visible
by the public were
scanned, or made
electronic, out of a
magazine, which
constitutes a viola-
tion of copyright
said the issue of
pornography on
the internet was
clearly visible and
those who violated
university guide-
lines had broken
other federal laws
in the process.
"There have
been a few students who, as a result
of their activities and actions, were
either placed on probation with re-
spect to their accounts, not their sta-
tus as a student just their approval
to use computing resources on cam-
pus, up to a point of actually suspend-
ing their accounts Marshbum said
in response to the question whether
any such incidents had been reported
at ECU.
Marshbum said that accounts
could be suspended for up to one
been in the pro-
cess of develop-
ing, along with
other university
a policy state-
ment with re-
spect to offen-
sive or porno-
graphic mate-
rial on the
said the best
way he can de-
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ation is that in many respects, what
the university is trying to do is to
uphold existing policies rather than
creating new ones.
Marshbum added that there are
federal laws that deal with issues
such as copyright and distribution
of offensive literature.
I suppose that
the first thing to
understand is that
the internet is a
large unregulated
network of
�Ernest Marshbum,
associate director of CIS
There are university policies that
deal with harassment and potentially
the distribution, viewing, showing of
pornographic information could be
construed by some people as a form
of harassment, Marshbum said.
"I suppose that the first thing
to understand is that the internet is
a large unregulated network of in-
formation and there isn't a way, that
we know of, of universally restrict-
ing selected portions of the internet
"If you are walking down a street
there are potentially some shops that
you would want to enter and browse
around in, and there are other stores
that because of their name, or the
advertisement that was on the win-
dow, you would deem inappropriate
to go walking into
In the end Marshbum concluded
that the final solution to the prob-
lem of internet pornography in the
university is simple self-governing.
"It is that same sort of analogy
on the Internet in that there are
places that you don't want to go and
it's almost a buyer beware, in that
it's up to you to decide which places
you want to go and which are inap-
Workshops provide valuable experience
Program stresses
science and math
Amena Hassan
Staff Writer
This summer, the East Carolina
University Science and Mathematics
Education Center will be offering
"Science in the Wild a series of
workshops for teachers of all sub-
jects who will be teaching any grade
"Although we're stressing sci-
ence and math, there are still activi-
ties in the workshop in such areas
as art and English said Karen
Dawkins, assistant director of the
center. "These are valuable and
wonderful opportunities to go on
field trips with park personnel, and
the workshops provide excellent cur-
riculum materials to incorporate in
a classroom setting Dawkins said.
The "Science in the Wild" work-
shops series will be held in the state
parks of Pettigrew, Merchants Mill-
pond, Goose Creek and Jockey's
Ridge during June and July for
teachers who want to obtain license
renewal credits.
"The workshops will work
around the specific environment of
each park Dawkins said.
"Pettigrew State Park, for instance,
will expose teachers to methods
used by archaeologists who work as
scientists, and simulations of ar-
chaeological digs
Other workshops being offered
in the series are the "CBLTI-82
Workshop where high school math
and science teachers explore the
technology of data collection and
analysis using lab probes and calcu-
lators and "Scope, Sequence and
Coordination of Middle Grades Sci-
ence" which enables teachers to
merge areas of science with other
course work.
"The workshops are all out-
doors and all in the northeast area
of the state Dawkins said. "They
are specific to the kinds of fields the
teachers plan to study
Dawkins said when the teach-
ers plan their own field trips, they
can utilize the information provided
in the workshops and present it to
classrooms using their own indi-
vidual creativity.
For more information about the
workshop series and other pro-
grams, call the ECU Science and
Mathematics Education Center at 1-
800-238-9868 or 328-6885.
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The East Carolinian
Wednesday, June 12,1996
Two University of Tennessee graduates destined for space
Two University of Tennessee Space Institute degree candidates were
named to NASA's astronaut class of 1996, NASA recently announced.
Marine Corps Capt Charles 0. Hobaugh and Navy LL Scott J. Kelly,
who are both currently assigned to the Naval Air Station test pilot school
at Patuxent River, Md were among 35 candidates chosen from more than
2,400 applicants.
In August, Hobaugh and Kelly will begin space shuttle pilot training at
the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Their intensive training program
will be for one year, which will prepare the men for their first mission in
Hobaugh and Kelly went through a military type selection process
before they were sent to NASA far screening.
Student dies in fall from dormitory at the University of South
Mathew Richards, left a close family with six brothers and sisters to
live in a dorm with hundreds of people he had never met at the University
of South Florida.
Richards mother was worried about Mathew being lonely and feeling
isolated. He often told her how insecure he felt about the future.
Clutching a Bible, Richards jumped off the 12th floor of Fontana Hall,
one late May morning. No note was found.
A maintenance worker at Fontana Hall who rode in the elevator with
Richards said mat he appeared despondent The maintenance worker got
off one floor after Richards, and along with another employee, found his
body lying on the concrete.
Richards, 22, was a political science major who planned to graduate in
Compiled by Amy L. Roystec Taken from various college newspapers and
Gas prices on the decline
AP - Gasoline prices finally ap-
pear to be falling, just as the nation
heads into peak driving season, but
the profits oil companies are earning
on refining may keep anger welling
up in consumers.
Some motorists are changing
vacation plans to use less gas and
some are complaining the prices won't
come down as fast as they went up.
At Don Davis' Unocal station on
Pacific Coast Highway, halfway be-
tween Los Angeles and San Diego,
Bob Palmer pumped regular unleaded
into his pickup truck at $1,579 a gal-
lon Monday.
The truck was carrying cabinets
from the San Diego company Palmer
works for, and he handed over a cor-
porate credit card to pay; no problem
there. But ask him about gas prices
and his plans to drive his family to
Alabama for an August vacation and
the story is different
"I was going to borrow a motor
home to drive across country, but now
we're taking a small car instead
Palmer said. "It's just way too expen-
sive - it would be astronomical
The national Lundberg survey
found pump prices fell last week for
the first time since November 1995,
to an average $1,369 cents per gallon
for all grades. That was down 1.21
cents from the previous week. The
drop was attributed to lower crude
oil prices and the end of a supply
As the summer smog season
strikes California, oil companies here
also are recovering the costs of re-
engineering refineries to produce a
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cleaner formula gas required under
new state rules. That contributed to
prices soaring nearly 40 cents a gal-
lon from February to their peak in
Unocal Corp. Chairman Roger C.
Beach told shareholders last week
that, largely due to refining profits,
Unocal will earn as much in the first
six months this year as it did all last
"I think that's inexcusable, re-
ally Palmer said. And he piedicted
any price decline will be far less swift
than the run-up.
"They'll never go back down as
far as they were he said. "They'll
take advantage of the situation, even
if they lower them some
Edwin Rothschild, director of
energy policy at the Citizen Action
consumer group in Washington, said
Palmer has it right, and predicted re-
fining profits would swell the bottom
lines of big oil companies nationally.
"There is a significant drag or lag
effect on the way down (in prices)
he said. "And the primary reason for
that is the lack of competition in many
markets especially California, where
independent refiners and retailers
have been driven out of business.
Nine oil companies were sued
Friday in San Diego state court for
allegedly artificially inflating the price
of the cleaner-burning gas in Califor-
nia; the conspiracy suit seeks triple
damages on antitrust grounds. Oil
companies have acknowledged supply
shortages but deny any wrongdoing.
Unocal spokesman Barry Lane
said his company's profits follow a
tough time for refining operations.
Unocal lost $7 million on refining
during the first quarter, and it wasn't
until mid-April that the company
raised prices enough to offset higher
crude oil and cleaner gasoline costs,
he said.
The Dana Point filling station,
leased by operator Davis, has had only
an average year after poor profits
throughout the '90s, Davis said. He
recalls trying to explain to an irate
customer that she was yelling at the
wrong person about higher gas prices.
"1 just tola her to check Unocal s
quarterly profit to see who's making
the money Davis said.
Some customers had no com-
plaints: Jochem Sprethe of Germany
was delighted by the prices; German
gas costs twice as much. "Wonderful
he said before whizzing away in a
rented red convertible on a 1,500-mile
U.S. vacation.
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AP - Students from minority back-
grounds are enrolling at American col-
leges and universities in greater numbers,
but their proportion on campus still trails
that of whites, a higher education group
reported today.
Minority student enrollment rose 5
percent in 1994 - nearly double the in-
crease of the previous year, said the
American Council on Education, an as-
sociation of colleges and universities.
Between 1990 and 1994, the num-
ber of minority students enrolled in col-
leges and universities rose by 26 percent
the group said in its 14th annual report
Still, while an estimated 23 percent
of the nation's high school graduates are
black, Hispanic or American Indian, they
make up only 16 percent of the enroll-
ment at four-year institutions.
Edward FootE II, president of the
University of Miami, where minorities
make up 49 percent of the enrollment
said he thinks economics rather than
widespread discrimination is to blame for
lagging minority enrollments.
"At this stage in American history,
I dc not think it reflects outright discrimi-
nation Foote said. "I think it reflects
the economic reality that minority stu-
dents tend to be less well off
Foote said affirmative actions pro-
grams should be defended against court
challenges and universities need to rec-
ognize and embrace the needs and lim-
ited resources of increasing numbers of
minority prospective students. .
Ayanna Kelley, a sophomore at the
University of Houston-Downtown, said if
more black students were confident that
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they could earn a college degree, more
would enroll. There is a stigma that black
people cannot do anything well, or on
time, and that men 'ity is instilled in
young blacks, she said.
"It has a big effect I talk to a lot of
young people. They've been put down
so much. They think they can only go to
junior college or beauty school or truck
driving school said Ms. Kelley.
According to the report minority
students have made steady advance-
ments in college enrollment since the
mid-1980s. Between 1993 and 1994, they
achieved small to moderate gains in col-
lege enrollment
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The curriculum includes classes in
research, management ergonomics, and
health law. among others. Communica-
tion skills and working with people are
also important in this career, and Friend
said thai the curriculum tries to address
"In every class, we try to do
projects that gets them in plants work-
ing with people Friend said.
The program also requires an in-
ternship for anyone who has not worked
in some area of industrial safety before,
and the students often give presenta-
tions in class and work in teams.
Once the students are ready for
graduation, they can find a variety of
options waiting for them.
They can start work as soon as
they graduate. They would typically go
to work in manufacturing companies,
as supervisors Friend said.
However, typically does not mean
always, and Friend said that there were
many options to choose from.
"Theie's such a wide variety of
occupational locations, and every one
of them needs a safety supervisor. I've
had graduates go to work at Disney
World Friend said.
There are also opportunities to
travel with an Occupational Safety de-
"A lot of American companies have
overseas companies, and they lite to
place a safety supervisor over thete
he said.
In the meantime, the students pre-
pared themselves for the trip that of-
fered them the chance to see many dif-
ferent kinds of plants and factories in
operation. Friend said he thought the
trip into Mexico would be a particularly
educational aspect of the journey.
"One of the major goals of the trip
is to compare the safety of industries
above and below the border Friend
told TEC before the trip.
He said that other highlights would
include seeing the BHP Copper Mine,
located just outside of Tucson. This
mine is a mile underground and is the
largest underground copper mine in the
Friend said they would also be vis-
iting two factories in Arizona which have
been awarded STAR status by OSHA, the
Occupational Safety and Health Admin-
istratioa In order to achieve STAR sta-
tus, the factories must reach and main-
tain very high levels of safety standards.
"Its the highest honor that OSHA
can give Friend said.
The students will be flying home
on June 22, and will be accompanied by
Dr. Friend.
Some details:
-For the fourth consecutive year,
blacks' enrollment gain of 2.5 percent in
1994 was the smallest of the four ethnic
groups surveyed. But since 1990, the
number of blacks enrolled in colleges and
universities increased by 16 percent
-Asian-American enrollment in
1994 rose by nearly 7 percent Since
1990, these students have posted an
enrollment gain of 35 percent The num-
ber of Asian-Americans at colleges and
universities nearly doubled since 1984
from 390.000 to 774,000.
�American Indians and Alaska na-
tives posted a 5 percent gain in enroll-
ment Since 1990, the number of Indi-
ans in higher education has risen by 24
-Hispanics posted a 7 percent in-
crease in enrollment - the largest gain
of the four ethnic groups. Since 1990,
the number of Hispanics enrolled in
higher education has increased by 35
"What are the barriers? My parents
came over to this country and they didn't
have much money said Lino Can-eras,
a student at Miami-Dade Community
College in Florida
Patricia Burgh, assistant provost for
enrollment management at Seton Hall
University in South Orange, NJ says fi-
nances are a special problem for minor-
ity students, who sometimes never in-
quire about college because they're con-
vinced they could never afford it
But minority students also often
come from poorer-quality schools that
lack the right books or computers, mak-
ing them ill-prepared for college work,
she said.
Minority students recorded an 8.6
percent increase in the number of asso-
ciate degrees earned in 1993 � the most
recent data available. They earned 9.3
percent more bachelor's degrees, 10.4
percent more master's degrees and 13.9
percent more first-professional degrees
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Periquet said the tour destina-
tions were chosen according to the
demographics of the population in
eastern cities.
"For example. Pembroke would
be an ideal tour stop because of the
large Native American population
Periquet said. "Elizabeth City might
also be a good place to stop because
of its large number of African-Ameri-
Wilentz said she sees the conver-
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diffe.nt people in the community and
linking the university and the com-
munity to examine what means to be j
"We're looking at all different
groups of people, different ethnic
backgrounds and cultural orientations
with these discussions Wilentz said.
"Usually when you ask questions that
deal with Americans, you get answers
that only cover black-white issues.
We're trying to hear all of the voices
of our community not just a select
Now that the conversations have
been underway for a while and the
segment conducted with high school
students is coming to a close, Wilentz
said she is pleased with the outcome
of the project.
"Basically the groups have been
better that we expected the project
co-director said.
According to Wilentz, the texts
chosen far the group discussions have
worked well.
"I think when we hear the per-
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Langston Hughes, we are more will-
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Wednesday, June 12,1996
The East Car
Our View
Gov. Hunt's
budget proposal
for UNC system
was trashed by
the House. But
the $6.3 million
in additional
cuts is a slap in
the face to
education in
North Carolina.
So, the state House has opted to cut $6.3 million
from the UNC system budget and strike a blow for igno-
rance in North Carolina.
What are they thinking? In a time when America can
barely compete in the world market because our educa-
tional system is a joke, they decide to slash funding.
With an almost $400 million excess in the state budget,
they decide that they can no longer afford to subsidize
one of the better state university systems in the nation.
It's not that the amount they're cutting is crippling.
Spread out over the whole university system, $6.3 mil-
lion will only cause a few ripples here and there in the
individual schools. Of course, anybody who's ever worked
for the university will tell you that things are pretty lean
as it is. But we'll squeak by.
The real insult here is that these cuts come in the
face of Gov. Hunt's proposed $100 million increase in
the university system budget That extra money was going
to go to stuff like salary hikes for faculty and staff, health
insurance for teaching assistants, new equipment and
library materials, research grants and financial aid.
While these are things the universities certainly need
to keep up with other schools around the country, we
could get by without them. Granted, with that extra $400
million floating around, you'd think they could cough
up a little more dough for their schools. But to cut more
on top of that
In part, this is an attempt by the House to force the
UNC system to raise its tuition rates to match those of
other schools around the country. On the surface, that
doesn't sound like an unreasonable request
But you have to realize that North Carolina has low
tuition because some smart cookie in our state's history
realized that the vast majority of our population is poorer
than dirt With higher tuition rates, a lot of North Caro-
lina citizens would never make it to college. They'd never
leave the farm, or the ghetto, and we'd be every bit as
ass-backwards as the rest of the country seems to think
we are.
But low tuition reaps the state other benefits, too.
Students flock to North Carolina from all over the coun-
try because they can go to school cheaper here than at
home. More students equals more people, and more
people equals more money. More money equals good
business, and a stronger state economy.
Raising tuition could be disastrous for North Caro-
lina, but the money to keep the schools running has to
come from somewhere.
Let's face it, the UNC system has become the victim
of petty political squabbling in the state capitol. Hunt
faces a lot of opposition in the Congress, and their re-
fusal of his university budget is just a way for them to
strike out at him. Somebody needs to remind these jok-
ers that education is not a political football they need to
be kicking around. Not with what's at stake.
Luckily, the House is still kept in check by the Sen-
ate. If the Senate budget is more favorable to the univer-
sity system, we may not see the cuts voted on by the
Let's hope the Senate is a little less petty, and a lot
more realistic.
The East Carolinian
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win �
Don't be a Potato Head
The difference between your best
friend and a head of cabbage is in
the memory.
" Can somebody tell me where
the Mendenhall Student Center is?"
Billy asked, as he quickly walked up
to the first person that he saw. The
person rattled off a series of direc-
tions that included landmarks that
he had not even heard of before. Billy
shook his head and moved to ' e
next person hoping that they would
take him to where he was supposed
to be.
Billy was from a small town in
North Carolina and had only heard
of Greenville. East Carolina had a
reputation for being a party school
but only because his older brother's
girlfriend had visited and come back
with a new boyfriend. From then on,
Billy just accepted everything that he
heard about ECU.
His first time away from home
had been an eventful one. On the way
to Greenville, his car had found its
way into another town and he was
very lost After a few directions and
a lot of asking, he had arrived too
late to make his tour and too early
to check into his dorm. Billy was in
Wonderland without Toto or the
Cheshire Cat.
When I was a kid, my Mom used
to let me help her cook dinner. Some-
times she would let me snap the
beans and sometimes she would let
me stir the bowl of whatever it was
that she was making. I always found
great joy in being productive. 1 als
found joy, for whatever reason, in
finding friends in strange places.
Patrick Ware
Opinion Columnist
Don't tell me that all of you out
there did not have imaginary friends,
you did. I just made them out of
One of my friends was a head of
Billy finally made it to the stu-
dent center where he was to get in
an eternally long line in order to have
his ID made. He was, of course, the
last one in line. His hands were so
full of information sheets that he was
forced to wad important pieces of pa-
per up into a ball and stuff it into his
pocket because nobody told him that
he would need his backpack.
This head of cabbage that I had
lived in our fridge. I had painted a
face on it and had animated it with
the parts from a Mr. Potato Head that
had lost most of its pieces long be-
fore. His name was Marvin and if any-
one dared cook him they would
surely rue the day that they ever con-
sidered doing it
After he finished standing in the
lines for IDs and dining cards he was
shuffled up to the room where all of
the campus groups were recruiting
for their clubs and activities. Filing
through, he was pummeled with a
barrage of flyers and pitches from
perfectly nice individuals who meant
well, but were scary to Billy because
he didn't know what to expect.
One day I lost my cabbage and I
lost my best friend. They were the
same and when I rode home from
school on the bus he was not on my
mind and I had forgotten him. My
Mom reminded me years later that I
cried for days, over a cabbage that I
called Marvin.
After Billy made it home that
weekend from his orientation, he was
overwhelmed. He was to move to
school in a couple of months and he
was now more confused than he had
ever been. He was still excited to be
a freshman at ECU, he simply won-
dered what in the world college
would be like.
Don't forget what it was like to
be new on a campus and become just
another Potato Head. Treat the new
students with extra courtesy. The dif-
ference between a head of cabbage
and your best friend is in the
memory. If you remember that head
of cabbage as only a head of cabbage
then the friend becomes less real to
you. Don't treat these new students
as if they were cabbage, only cabbage
and as if they will always be cabbage.
Just remember how you felt and then
extend a hand and all of those other
cheesy sayings. OkayOkay.
Letters to the Editor
Jobs scarce for ECU graduates
To the editor:
Back in January of this year, I
decided I wanted to do a summer
internship to gain some valuable
work experience. Well, I've been
out of school for almost four weeks
and still 1 can't find any type of
intership. I'm a senior in the school
of business and I've held several
executive positions with
numberous clubs and student orga-
nizations, but of the 114 resumes I
have sent to companies in the east-
ern North Carolina area since Janu-
ary, not one company has offered
me any type of internship.
The letters that I received back
stated that my qualifications were
well demostrated, but they also
stated that due to massive layoffs
and company restructuring there
was no positions available for in-
terns. Finally, about a week ago, I
was offered an internship with a
company in Myrtle Beach, SC, but
due to high living expenses in the
area, my search again has come to
a stand still.
While I am on this subject of
our economy, let me bring out some
political factors that contribute. I
have lived in eastern North Caro-
lina all of my life, and I have never
seen the economy in this area any
worse than it is now. Just over the
past six months, I have seen family
members lose jobs, I have seen the
city of Greenville lose factories and
the city of Tarboro lose over 2,000
And when hese elected politi-
cians, which represent our state,
run their political ads trying to get
your vcte to become re-elected base
their platform on the stable
economy and secure job base that
they have created for our state, ask
yourself and the guy who can't find
a job or just lost a job, "What have
they done for eastern North Caro-
Robert Lewis
an imperfect state of the human
the interests of the truth require a diversity
of opinions
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Wednesday, June 12,1996
The East Carolinian
Ride the Carousel
Angel Whitley
Staff Writer
The East Carolina Summer
Theatre would like to invite you to
take a ride with them as, for the
first time ever, they will proudly
present the classic musical Carou-
Carousel, by Richard Rodgers
and Oscar Hammerstein II, has
never before been presented at
McGinnis Theatre. In fact, due to a
"forthcoming national tour that has
tied up the piece across the coun-
try, we were extremely fortunate to
obtain producing rights said John
Shearin, Summer Theatre producer
and director of Carousel.
Carousel is a story of "impul-
sive passion, and the forgiving and
redeeming qualities of fidelity and
love said Shearin. Its themes of
sexual compulsion, spousal abuse,
alcoholism, and suicide are easily
accessible to today's audiences,
Shearin added. He was quick to
note, however, that Carousel ad-
dresses these issues in a way that
is "sensitive and sympathetic a
beacon of hope and forgiveness
that is very powerful
Carousel was chosen for pro-
duction because of that power and
beauty. "It is one of the most
deeply moving pieces ever written
Shearin said. So moving, in fact,
that its production at the Lincoln
Center in 1994 snagged several
Tony Awards.
Shearin expects equally good
results here at East Carolina. He
credits his cast as "one of the fin-
est across the boardvery, very
strong He also said he expects the
dancework to be extraordinary due
to the choreography of David
Wanstreet. Shearin pointed out
that the set design is also excellent.
It is not traditional for the play;
instead, it was designed to suggest
the "vastness of fate and destiny
under which all humans labor
Other members of the produc-
tion staff besides Shearin and
Wanstreet are Mort Stine, music di-
rector, and Scott Carter, conductor.
The principal cast members are
Christine Boger (Julie), Denise
Wilbanks (Carrie), Janice Schreiber
(Mrs. Mullin), Nat Chandler (Billie),
Ileane Gudell (Nettie), Kilty Reidy
(Enoch), and David Berberian (Jig-
Carousel will run from June
18-22. Show times are Tuesday
through Saturday at 8 p.m with
matinees scheduled on Wednesday
and Saturday in McGinnis Theatre.
For ticket information, please con-
tact the East Carolina Summer
Theatre at either 328-6829 or 328-
1726 or stop by the Box Office in
the McGinnis Theatre lobby.
7K,w4e IZevtew
Check out the Connery summer
Veteran actor
stars in two films
Dale Williamson
Senior Writer
Pierce Brosnan may have rein-
vented the James Bond role, but that
hasn't slowed down the original Mr.
Bond. Sean Connery has been a
busy man, and this summer Connery
fans can enjoy the man not once but
twice with the releases of
Dragonheart and The Rock.
While a film dealing with a
dragon and a film focusing on a ter-
rorist threat on Alcatraz may seem
to be diametrically opposed con-
cepts, these two films have more in
common than simply Connery. Both
films share problems with pacing,
both films feel disjointed at many
points, both films play heavily off
other films, and despite all these
problems, both films ultimately are
irresistibly fun.
Dragonheart does not feature
Connery in the flesh, but instead in
the voice. Here, Connery is the voice
of Draco, the last of the dragons
(brought to glorious cinematic life
through the wonders of computer
technology). The film's concept is in-
triguing and it uses mythic qualities
effectively. The main problem with
the film, and the main reason why
many may be disappointed by it, is
the simple fact that Dragonheart is
two films in one. It is at once a
children's film filled with goofy an-
tics and also a more adult film filled
with dark violence.
The basic story (written by
Patrick Read Johnson and Charles
Edward Pogue) is worthy of any
children's book. When a young
prince is mortally wounded, the
Queen takes him to Draco hoping
he can heal her son. Draco agrees
to help on the condition that the
prince will rule his land with love,
compassion and kindness. Unfortu-
nately, the prince breaks his prom-
ise and rules his land with a deadly.
See CONNERY page 8
Cruise under an open sky
Photo by Carlton Turnage
On College Hill last week, students enjoyed an outdoor showing of Top Gun, the
movie that made the career of Tom Cruise, courtesy of ECU Rec Services.
CD Reviews
Fuego del Alma
Dkho & Hecho
The Make-Up
Destination: Love
Live! At Cold Rice
Derek T. Hall
Staff Writer
Artwork Courtesy of DC Comics
Double exposure: Simone Cundy, star of the new comic book Girl, enjoys her life story while
reclining on a decaying wall in her native Bollockstown in this artwork from the first issue.
Enjoy a bizarre slice of life in Girl
Mark Brett
Utestyle Editor
"My name's Simone Cundy. 1 am 15 years old. I don't
believe ;n God, but I believe in the Holy Trinity: my head,
my heart and my hymen. All three remain unbroken, and
I intend them to remain so
With these words, readers are introduced to the lead
character of Girl, a comic book mini-series by writer Peter
Milligan and artist Duncan Fegredo.
Well, okay. That's not entirely accurate. Actually, we
first meet Simone as she prepares to blow up the lottery
ticket factory at the heart of the city of Bollockstown. But I.
like the story, am getting ahead of myself.
Simone is, in some ways, what people refer to as a mixed-
up kid. She's unsure of her place in the world, and she's
angry about a lot of things (like pop stars and tampons and
people in general). But she's also the most sane person in
this story. Okay, so she tries to kill herself with rat poison in
After hearing a few members of
Fuego del Alma in the alternative
band Sex, Love & Money, I thought
my ears were deceiving me when I
heard the first tune on Dicho &
Hecho. Recorded in Greenville with
a little help from family and friends,
this album brings about a brand new
array of songs that will mesmerize
you from dusk until dawn. So that
you are not confused, Fuego del
Alma is not simply a Sex, Love &
Money side project but instead a new
Spanish band with enough potential
to make it wherever they may roam.
The album starts with a song
called "Palito It doesn't say too
much or not enough, it's just the
right groove to get you into the swing
of things. Next on the agenda is "La
Caza a song that entails fast guitar
runs and African drums. Where are
these guys going? They're all over
the place. Yet, whatever place they
visit they make themselves right at
The members of the band are
John Bateman (lead guitar). Eric
Manning-Tano (rhythm guitar).
Chuck Manning (bass), John Sutton
(hand drums and percussion), and
John Chambliss (drum set and per-
cussion). By simply looking at the
instruments they play in their line-
up, you can tell just how rhythmic
the band is.
As the disc rolls on you'll find a
tune called "Jaquemate This tune
is certainly different than the rest
Not only do Chambliss and Sutton
combine drum tracks to give you an
instant boost of energy, the entire
track is jazzed up. It won't let you
go, trust me. Following "Jaquemate"
is a showcase piece for the band's
exotic skills, a song called "Brisas del
Camino This tune clues you in on
just how much of a drive there is in
this quintet Their ability fo piece
things together into a composite
style is amazing. It's one challeng-
ing experience after another for this
The last two tunes on this al-
Jay Myers
Assistant Lifestyle editor
See GIRL page 7
This album is like an old Mar
vel Comic. Remember the stories
where they posed questions like
'What if Peter Parker had never
been bitten by a radioactive spi-
der" and then proceeded to show
you how different the world would
be because Spiderman never ex-
isted? You know, sort of like the
perennial Christmas film favorite
It's A Wonderful Life starring
Jimmy Stewart, or the "Mirror, Mir-1
ror" episode of Star Trek where
the crew enters an alternate uni-
verse and Spock has a goatee.
What the hell am I talking
about, you ask?
(Best Rod Serling voice) Imag-
ine if you will, a time before Prince
ever entered the pop music scene.
What if the paisley one instead
started a punk band that played a
unique style of music called "Gos-
pel Yeh-Yeh?" What if he was re-
ally a white guy named Ian (instead
of TAFNAP or squiggle or
hieroglyph or whatever it is he's
calling himself these days)? The an-
swers to all of the questions can
be found in The Make-Up zone
Originally members of a punk
band called Nation of Ulysses,
James Canty (guitar), Steve
Gamboa (drums), and Ian
Svenonius (vocals) have now cre-
ated The Make-Up with the help
of Michelle Mae (bass, vocals), for-
merly a member of the Frumpies.
The Make-Up combines punk with
funk and soul, all led by the char-
ismatic Svenonius who is the clos-
est a white guy can get to Prince,
complete with shrieks, stage
moves, and pseudo-androgyny
(which even extends to the name
of the his self-owned label. Black
Gemini Records). This is a big
change for Svenonius and co
since Nation of Ulysses was an in-
tensely political punk outfit.
The record, Destination:
Love. Live! At Cold Rice, is an
4 Drop in the Bucket" is just
what it claims to he: a very tiny drop
in the great screaming bucket of
American media opinion. Take it
as you will
Mark Brett
Lifestyle Editor
I've found more proof that MTV
is the center of all evil in the universe.
Previously. I've discussed how
MTV latches onto any somewhat
popular idea and swiftly sucks the life
and creativity out of it with all the
unrelenting precision of a predatory'
jungle cat The prime example of this
is the way they reduced alternative
rock down to Monkees-style formu-
laic crap in less than two years. Ex-
pect them to have done the same to
whatever tiny shred of originality
powered roots rock by the end of the
year (if they haven't already).
I've also talked about MTV's role
as Big Brother, the way they create,
rather than reflect irends and popu-
lar music styles. Think about it How
many people would have bought
Debbie Gibson albums if MTV hadn't
crammed her down our throats?
Hootie and the Blowfish (Debbie
Gibson for the '90s) are a product of
the same system.
But more frightening is how
MTV affects the way we think. The
frantic quick-cuts of music videos have
reduced the American attention span
down to something under 30 seconds.
I hadn't realized how much affect it
had on me until recently.
Over the last year. I've steadily
reduced the amount of time I've spent
watching MTV. I'm not sure why: I
guess 1 just got tired of the stuff I
had been tuning in for (120 Minutes.
The Maxx. etc.). But anyway. I've no-
ticed recently that my attention span
has actually expanded. After an ini-
tial laziness, my brain kicks in and 1
can focus on things for much longer
than 1 could even just last year. This
is a good thing. 1 think, even though
it sometimes leaves me poring over a
book or the writing of this column
longer than I should. But hey. at lost
I'm not wasting my time on MTV any-
On those rare occasions when 1
do tune in. however. I notice some-
thing else. MTV. lor all its posturing
to the contrary, is sexist as hell
This sexism is subtle, and is ac
tuaily a symptom of the network's
rampant shallowness. MTV has atvi ays
been about image over substance, go j
ing all the way back to that tlrst broad-
cast of "Video Killed the Radio Stai
You only haw to look as tat as
the image-crazed dating phflosophy
in control on the odious Singled Out
to see that same cult of the shallow
going strong on MTV today Lord
knows it shouldn't be hard to find,
See FUEGO page 7
See MAKE-UP page 8
See DROP page 8

The East Carolinian
Wednesday, June 12,1996
VJlIvL from page 6
the second chapter. We all make mis-
takes. Or am 1 getting ahead of myself
Maybe 1 should start with the ba-
sics. Girl is social satire, let's get that
straight right away. The world Simone
lives in is populated by the ignorant
the boring and the violent. Life in
Bollockstown is endlessly dull and
cheap, ruled by the muddy passions of
its muddy citizens and their hopes of
striking it rich in the lottery.
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here really doesn't fall very far from
reality, does it? How depressing.
At any rate, Simone is smart and
self-reliant, qualities that speak well of
her but don't score her any points in
the mental cesspool of Bollockstown.
The odds are against her to become
anything more than an abused spouse
like her mother, and her aspirations
for a better life garner only resentment
from the rest of the world.
So, in the very best tradition of
teen angst rebellion, Simone becomes
a moody outsider, angry at the world
and everything in it Like I said, she's
mixed up. But no more so than her life
Especially not if her family is half
as bad as they seem in an outrageous
dream sequence in which Simone fan-
tasizes about what her funeral will be
like. The coffin is laid out in the living
room, with Simone's family on display
around it After speculation that she
might have been a lesbian, the family
turns on the TV and wins the lottery
as Simone's gray corpse explodes in a
shower of blood and intestine.
Waking from this dream, Simone
decides to live just to spite them. Can't
say 1 blame her.
Girl is peppered with that kind of
dark humor, a trademark of writer
Peter Milligan. Here his satirical blade
is sharp as he examines the intricacies
of middle-class rebellion. Though
Simone is clearly the "hero" of the
story, she is as much the butt of the
joke as the society she hates. While
her hatred of Bollockstown may be
justified, she isn't exactly perfect either.
Milligan is particularly good at
writing schisms like that, and the
meaty work of artist Duncan Fegredo
lends the story a grotesque weight
that's hard to forget Girl looks like it
will be a funny and no doubt uncom-
fortable ride.
It's set to run three issues, but only
the first is available now. Normally, 1
would wait to review a limited run se-
ries like Girl until after all three issues
had been published and I had the full
story to work with. But there's always
a danger that this book will disappear
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F UEGO from page 6
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Getting a chance to see this band
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The East Carolinian
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considering the near-constant broadcast-
ing it gets.
But Singled Out is also a good ex-
ample of MTVs sexism at work. Just look
at the hosts. The male half of this duo is,
to put it kindly, no Tom Cruise. In fact, I
doubt he'd make the first cut in the
show's cruel dating cattle calL He dresses
well, and he's not unattractive, but he'll
never get his own pin-up in Tiger Beat.
His female counterpart however, is
a former Playboy centerfold. Tanned and
toned to within an inch of her life, she
stalks the stage in tight pants and a vari-
ety of revealing tops that best showcase
her expensive torso. I don't think I've
ever seen her in a bikini, but that may
only be because I avoid this show like
social Ebola virus it is.
Of course, Singled Out is just the
tip of the sexist iceberg. The same di-
chotomy exists between the male and
female veejays. The women of MTV tend
tp be voluptuous babes well-suited to
display the cieavage-and-bellyutton fash-
ions their employer hawks 24 hours a
day. Why did they fire Martha Quinn for
a second time? She didn't look good in a
halter top.
And MTVs endless run of advertise-
ments? Pure sex. Though artistically-
filmed in post-modern video style, many
of these ads amount to little more than
soft-core porn. Playboy ads show less
Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not
CONNERY from page 6
knocking sex, or beautiful women. I just
think we should have equal opportunity
titillation. Women may be less visually-
stimulated than men, but I know plenty
of them who'd love to see a little more
beefcake on TV. And until MTV delivers,
the pungent aroma of sexism will linger
around their free-thinking hallways.
It's all a part of the Hollywood
beauty image that MTV pushes so hard,
though, so I doubt it'll happen anytime
soon. Comedian Jenneane Garafalo, af-
ter being complimented on her recent
weight loss, said simply that she "sold
out" The fact of the matter for women
in the entertainment industry is that if
you don't show signs of anorexia, you
don't get exposure.
MTV is no different Natalie Mer-
chant enjoyed underground success with
10,000 Maniacs for years. She was a fa-
mous artist by the time her latest solo
effort came out But MTV wouldn't give
her the time of day until she dropped
the granny dresses (and about ten
pounds) and started wearing a great deal
of makeup.
Even the granola-crunchy likes of
Alanis Morissette and Joan Osborne are
glamour queens for MTV.
And all the while John Popper of
Blues Traveler goes on his merry way.
But you must have known all that
The new proof I've found that MTV is the
center of all evil in the universe is really
this: George Michael still has a career.
Think on this, and tremble.
tyrannical fist. Believing the prince
to be poisoned by the dragon, the
prince's guardian, a noble knight
played by Dennis Quaid, vows to de-
stroy Draco and every other living
�"� - fst 15 minutes set up this
mythical idea with a very serious,
adult-oriented tone. When we finally
see Draco, though, the tone shifts
to cartoonish antics where the
knight and the dragon trade blows
with each other in comical fashion.
The dragon even yells out "Yikes
at one point during a battle with the
knight. This shift either makes the
film or destroys it altogether.
Admittedly, if one can accept
Dragonheart as more of a children's
film, then the movie's off-beat na-
ture is easier to swallow. I have to
admire any buddy movie where the
pals are a knight and a dragon.
But Dragonheart has other ad-
mirable qualities. David Thewlis is
priceless as the heartless King
Einjn. Director Rob Cohen choreo-
graphs his action sequences in the
exciting tradition of other fantasy
films, such as the Sinbad series. And
the script does an admirable job of
capturing the loyalty and nobility of
the classic knight, far better than
last summer's First Knight.
So, as disjointed as
Dragonheart may be, it still proves
to be a nice bit of escapism for the
young and old.
MAKE-UP from page 6
experiment in style, from its groove
and punch to its "live" setting. Cold
Rice is a studio, and although the
performance sounds in every way as
though it were recorded at a small
cliib appearance, in reality all of it
was done at Cold Rice. All of the
applause, ambient crowd noise, ad-
dresses to the audience, and breaks
in the "set" were created in-studio.
And it works, too. Listening to
this album you can almost smell the
cigarette smoke and feel the heat of
a crowd of bodies pressed together.
If you have the ability to get down
and get funky, you will definitely
sweat to this record.
The Make-Up's sound is so ad-
dictive that it is impossible to listen
to it just one time. I was hanging out
with a friend of mine when I first
heard the album. He threw on the
newly purchased disc as background
noise while we talked. It was so good
that we stopped our conversation and
listened to the record three times
through. Each time we heard some-
thing new. If only Prince had contin-
ued to be this catchy.
Svenonius apparently isn't hid-
ing his admiration for that Minneapo-
lis artist either, with song titles that
seem as though they're lost Prince
demos like "You I Vs. The World
"How Pretty Can U Get "R U A Be-
liever Pt. II and "So Chocolatey
Destination: Love Of course, The
Make-Up's lyrics are about as deep
as Prince too: "When I was in prison
U brought me cigarettes every day
When I busted out of that place
U gave me somewhere to stay When
I lost all faith U showed me how to
pray And When 1 was locked out
of the Gates of Hope Yeh, U made
a copy of the key How pretty can
U get
The Make-Up have spent the last
year touring with such bands as Sonic
Youth and Fugazi. After a short Eu-
ropean tour, they'll be back for an-
other run through the U.S. later this
summer. I highly recommend catch-
ing them if you can. However, if you
can't then this new album is available
and it's dirt cheap. Do yourself a funky
favor and snatch it up.
So until Prince wears a Minor
Threat T-shirt MAKE MINE MAKE-
Connery's other current film,
The Rock, doesn't carry the same
child-like innocence. Centering on
a government attempt to deflate a
terrorist group's takeover of
Alcatraz, The Rock is a violent ride
following the tradition of such stan-
dard action films as Die Hard.
Like Dragonheart, The Rock is
also disjointed. The first hour or so
just sets up the situation so we can
get to Alcatraz, where all the action
takes place. We are introduced to
Frances Hummel (Ed Harris), an
American war hero claims Alcatraz
as his fort in an effort to force the
American government to wake up
and start treating America's veter-
ans with more respect and compen-
sation. We also meet Stanley
Goodspeed (Nicolas Cage), an FBI
chemical expert who is thrown into
the situation against his will.
And finally, we are introduced
to John Patrick Mason (our man
Connery), the only man who has es-
caped Alcatraz and lived to remem-
ber it I won't go into the details of
Connery's character, who is brought
onto the scene because he knows
the inner workings of Alcatraz bet-
ter than anyone. Suffice it to say
that he has a tainted history and the
government wants him to be kept
locked up.
The exposition for the film
would not be so bad if only
scriptwriters David Weisberg, Dou-
glas S. Cook and Mark Rosner, along
with director Michael Bay, didn't re-
sort to some needless, mindless
scenes. A chase sequence through
the streets of San Francisco is not
only cliched and senseless, but also
a waste of valuable time.
Once we reach Alcatraz, how-
ever, the action flows on a more re-
alistic level and serves to progress
the overall plot. Admittedly, many
of the action sequences are deriva-
tive of other action films (there are
hints of not only Die Hard here, but
also Indiana Jones and the Temple
of Doom and Thunderbolt). Still, the
action on the Rock is thrilling.
There is a level of respectabil-
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the incredible cast Everyone is more
than suitable for their roles, and
watching these actors play off one
another is pure joy. A scene where
Ed Harris and the always underrated
Michael Biehn face each other down
is one of this summer's best cin-
ematic moments.
Another factor that makes this
action flick stand out is the fact that
characters are each given distinctive
motives for winning. As Hummel,
Harris does what he does not sim-
ply for financial gain but also for
American pride. Also, Hummel is not
a standard movie villain. Harris and
'he scriptwriters layer the charac-
ter with struggling human elements.
As the film's protagonists,
Connery and Cage work well to-
gether. Cage acts as the brain, work-
ing with lethal chemicals, and
Connery serves as the brawn, kill-
ing one terrorist after another. With
the likes of Steven Seagal draining
the action genre of its energizing
potential, it's relieving the see
Connery flexing his regal muscles.
Connery is, and has always
been, a man of action. While his lat-
est two entries may not nearly be
his best work, both Dragonheart
and The Rock do deliver on the fun
and the action.
On a scale of one to ten, both
Dragonheart and The Rock rate a
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Wednesday, June 12, 1996
The East Carolinian
Pitcher earns
numerous awards
"Run Forrest run
Ross Whitfield
Staff Writer
ECU softball pitcher, Tracie
Podratsky, was named to the 1995-
GTE Academic All-American Soft-
ball First Team last week. The team is
selected by the College Sports Infor-
mation Directors of America and con-
sists of ten other women from schools
across the nation.
According to the ECU sports in-
formation department, criteria for
selection is based on superior perfor-
mance on the field as well as in the
The announcement came shortly
after Podratsky was named to the
1996 GTE Academic All-American
Softball Team for District III and the
winner of the 1996 Sports Informa-
tion Director's Nike Scholar Athlete
Award in the Big South Conference.
When contacted via telephone
about the national honor, Podratsky,
who was unaware of her selection, was
"I usually have a lot to say about
everything Podratsky said. "I have
a! big cheesy grin on my fact. It is
Podratsky knew she was being
considered for the team, but thought
she would fall short of being selected.
"After seeing the other girls'
GPAs, I kind of thought I fell around
the middle Podratsky said.
i Podratsky, an Elementary Edu-
cation major with a cumulative grade
point average of 3.46, is proud of her
"It is good to know that people
can get rewarded for their hard work
in the classroom Podratsky said.
Being a superior student in the
classroom is not easy for any student
Podratsky credits the softball team for
helping with her academic achieve-
"Playing softball made me keep
my grades up because it forced me to
budget my time Podratsky said.
Along with her academic achieve-
ment Podratsky served as president
of the ECU Student-Athlete Advisory
Photo Courtesy of ECU SID
Tracie Podratsky winds up during a softball game this
season. Podratsky won many awards on and off the field.
Council, was a member of the NCAA
Athletic Certification Committee and
was a member of ECU's Athletes for
Education Speakers Bureau. S' .s
also a member of several honor soci-
eties and volunteers numerous hours
to local organizations.
Podratsky finishes her senior sea-
son at ECU with a 16-5 record produc-
ing a .762 winning percentage.
Podratsky started 21 of 25 games pitch-
ing for 127 innings. She leads the
pitching staff with a 1.43 ERA, 50
strikeouts and nine shutouts.
Her performance helped ECU
place second overall in the Big South
Conference and she was named to the
Big South Conference First Team for
her on-field achievements.
The Centreville, Va. native is look-
ing forward to making her home in
North Carolina after graduation this fall.
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Senior Chris Demello and friend play at ECU'S frisbee golf course. The field extends
from the softball diamond, through the woods and around the tailgating area.
Decision day came and went on Monday for the ECU football team and staff, in their hopes of being admitted
to Conference USA. Talk of ECU entering the conference has been buzzing in people's ears for quite some time
However. ECU is not the only candidate to want to enter C-USA in football. Aiabama-Birmingham who is
already a member of the conference in everything but football would like to join when they begin playing at the I-
A level next year. Army has also surfaced as a possible football only candidate in the past couple of months.
The Board of Director's for C-USA announced that the conference would finalize its expansion plans within
10 days of their original meeting.
Runners take time out on a Sunday afternoon to run or walk around the track behind
ECU'S baseball diamond, Harrington Held. Anyone is welcome to use the track.
Playoffs underway
David Gaskins
Rec Service
As the first summer session
nears a close and exam time is close
at hand, playoff action is heating up
in several intramural sports activi-
Basketball wrapped up the regu-
lar season last week ����
and post-season
play began last
night. Results of
the first-round
games were not
available at press
time, but the quest
for championships
in both divisions
appears to be wide
In Men's Gold,
"Return of the
O.D.Bs" made a
powerful statement
in their attempt to ����������
defend the summer
title by getting two quality wins to
finish the regular season at 3-1. In
the final contest against "Yo' Guts
Sean Moore's driving layup in the fi-
nal minute provided the go-ahead
basket in a big 5046 win.
In the early going, the "O.D.Bs"
full-court press and relentless speed
game was working at its finest as
Chris Pressley, David Campbell and
Derrick Harris tallied easy hoops.
However, "Yo' Guts which made
late-season roster additions with
Morris Foreman, Brian Delaney,
Brian Johnson and E.J. Gunthrope
used hard traps and a patient press
break to work their way back into
the contest
The "Elite Squad" also finished
at 3-1 but suffered a big loss to the
"O.D.Bs" and will have to solve their
press if they meet in the finals. In
��� their final regu-
lar season
game, a 60-49
win over
"Flossin they
unveiled a new
secret weapon
in Donald
Yohn, who
used his stun-
ning slowness
and 2" vertical
jump to
his quicker op-
ponents for
severat easy
baskets at the
outset of the game.
As the game wore on, Brad
Simmons began to control the inside
and score on a variety of short jump-
ers to complement the outside shoot-
ing of Brian Whitfield and the slash-
ing drives of Anthony "Ant" Barnett.
Garland Heggie demanded some
press coverage with a superb all-
around game and Mike Davis, a self-
See REC page 11
The "Elite Squad"
also finished at 3-
1 but suffered a
big loss to the
"O.D.Bs" and will
have to solve their
press if they meet
in the finals.
Torch proceeds
down South
Olympic flame
makes its way
towards Atlanta
(AP) - Nancy Ross was never
an athlete and doesn't profess to
be one as an Olympic torchbearer.
She knows the difference between
Jerry Lewis and Carl Lewis but, ad-
mittedly, not much else.
So when the torch was passed
to her yesterday as it traveled
across western New York, Ross cov-
ered six-tenths of a mile for the son
she lost 10 years ago and the
people, like her, who volunteer
their time to help others.
"I don't feel like I do that
much she said. "I see other people
out there sweating for the commu-
nity. I'm carrying the torch for
10,000 people, not really for my-
The Olympic torch entered New
York state yesterday as part of its
84-day journey to Atlanta and the
opening of the Summer Games. The
, torch was to go from Erie, Pa to
Niagara Falls, 115 miles of its
15,000-mile journey through the
United States.
Carried on a bicycle, the torch
crossed the state line from Penn-
sylvania at Ripley, N.Y.
Ross, from the Buffalo suburb
of Williamsville, was chosen to
carry the torch because of her vol-
unteer work. Her son, 17-year-old
Jonathan Burke Ross, died in a fire-
works accident in 1986 and Ross
needed help overcoming her son's
death. She turned out helping oth-
ers conquer their grief by becom-
ing a speaker for the Life Transi-
tion Center.
As her turn approached to
carry the torch in a tiny commu-
nity along Lake Erie, Ross was
more than a little nervous.
"You know how the Olympics
has an official everything?" Ross
asked. "I'm going to be the official
disgrace as I'm lying in a mud
puddle with microphones in my
face asking me how I put the torch
out. The magnitude is sinking in.
It's awesome and frightening at the
same time
The torch reached Ross after
going through the Cattaraugus In-
dian Reservation unscathed since
Dennis Bowen, president of the
Seneca Nation of Indians, called off
plans to have it extinguished.
Bowen initially was angry that
the Atlanta Committee for the
Olympic Games did not ask permis-
sion to have the torch pass through
See SOUTH page 10
Dill Dillard
Senior Writer
Sports fans, I had a dream
last night. I dreamed I was back
in the days of fat shoe laces, para-
chute pants, and the Houston
Rockets, lead by the "Twin Tow-
ers" Hakeem Olijawan and Ralph
Sampson, forcing overtimes with
the Boston Celtics in the NBA fi-
nals on CBS.
Yes, all you youngsters CBS
did cover sports once upon a
time. Not to mention the seven
game war in the Stanley Cup fi-
nals between the Boston Bruins
and the Edmonton Oilers lead by
the heroics of some guy who's
now playing for the Blues
what's his name?
You're probably wondering
what I'm getting at taking you
back to the days of yesteryear.
Well, I'm here to ask all you die-
hard sports fans, don't you miss
the days of a professional cham-
pionship series that lasts more
than four games. That's right are
you tired of clicking on the tube
and hearing that a team is try-
ing to force a game five in a best
of seven series?
Well, if you're sick of it, lis-
ten up. I'm here to tell you, don't
blame the Bulls, the Braves or
any of these power houses. Oh
no, it isn't their fault that these
hyped-up series last less than a
business week. They're just do-
ing their job, winning games. If
you want to hear who to blame,
turn your heads to the ones who
have put themselves in this situ-
As everybody knows, the al-
most in-human Chicago Bulls are
about to hand the ole broom to
the disappointing Seattle Sonics.
Now friends, this is an unbeliev-
able basketball team when you
speak of this Chicago Bulls
squad, but let's look at the Sonics
team here for a second.
First of all head, coach
George Karl's cupboard is every-
thing but bare. They start off with
a front court of the ever-creative
Shawn Kemp, the hard-working
Detlef Shremph, as well as the
ever smooth Sam Perkins.
Hmmm, that sounds like they're
pretty able bodied in the paint
don't you think?
Yes, I fully admit the Bulls
have more strong sides than
weak sides, but with a front court
like that, along with Gary Payton
(NBAs Defensive Player of the
Year) and help from a commend-
able bench, I fully believe they
could squeak out one ball game
in the biggest series of this
franchise's life.
I believe it's a matter of
pride. Let's face it, the Western
Conference Champs need to take
a lesson from the Utah Jazz
whom they beat to get to this
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The East Carolinian
Avalanche ice Panthers in finals
(AP) - They're two marvelous
goalies who couldn't be beat.
Patrick Roy and John
Vanbiesbrouck played on and on,
well past midnight, stopping every
shot from every angle in one of the
biggest games of their long careers.
Then, after 118 shots, the
seemingly impossible happened.
The 119th - low and hard
through a screen in front of
Vanbiesbrouck - finally got
through and Colorado won its
Stanley Cup. Florida lost no re-
The Avalanche became cham-
pions on Uwe Krupp's goal 4:31
into the third overtime early Tues-
day morning, the longest 1-0 game
in finals history, and swept the Pan-
thers in the best-of-7 series 4-0.
"You cannot look at the
scoreboard or what the other guy
does on the other side Roy said.
"If he's tough to beat, you've got
to make yourself also tough to
Roy stopped all 63 shots he
faced, grabbing powerful blasts
with his glove, stopping sliding
pucks with outstretched pads and
even knocking one out of midair
with his stick.
Vanbiesbrouck was equally
spectacular in turning aside 55.
And there was little he could do on
the 56th, Krupp's winner.
"He teed it up and it seemed
to come through a pair of legs or
close to them Vanbiesbrouck said.
"1 got the tip of my pad on it and it
went in. What can you say?"
The fans filling Miami Arena
knew what to say. First, they threw
plastic rats on the ice, their ritual
whenever the Panthers scored.
Then they chanted, "Beezer.
Beezer. Beezer as the goalie's
teammates surrounded him for
more than a minute in his crease.
He then skated to Roy and they
talked briefly, two warriors with
mutual admiration.
"He was pretty anxious to grab
the Cup. 1 was kind of anxious to
get out of there Vanbiesbrouck
said. "Basically, all I could say was
congratulations, you deserved it
Roy's 2.78 regular-season goals
against average was only 12th best
in the NHL, but he has always been
an excellent playoff goalie.
He won two other Stanley
Cups with Montreal in 1986 and
1993 and was named playoff MVP minutes of his 22 games and had
both times. He has won eight only one lapse in the finals when
straight finals games, two shy of he allowed four goals in the first
the record of Ken Dryden, another period of an 8-1 rout in Game 2.
former Montreal
Canadiens traded
Roy on Dec. 6,
four days after he
was left in for
nine goals in an
11-1 loss to De-
troit and told
team president
Ronald Corey he
wouldn't play for
Montreal again.
Roy doubted he
would have been traded if his new
team hadn't moved from Quebec af-
ter last season.
"I don't want to jab anybody
in Montreal he said. "It's all over
Vanbiesbrouck was in eight
playoffs for the New York Rangers
and was the first player taken by
Florida in the 1993 expansion
draft. His 2.68 goals against aver-
age was only the eighth best this
In this year's playoffs, Roy
played all but one minute of the 22
games, allowing just 51 goals with
three shutouts. He was a key as
Colorado eliminated Vancouver and
Chicago then upset Detroit, which
had set a league record with 62
Vanbiesbrouck missed just 60
"You cannot look
at the scoreboard
or what the other
guy does on the
other side "
� Patrick Roy
He played
well in the
opening 3-1
loss and a 3-2
setback in
Game 3. He,
and Roy, were
at their best in
the deciding
game, a classic
worthy of a
�"�Bv' series.
"It's the
first time I've ever been through
anything like that Florida coach
Doug MacLean said.
"I never thought anybody was
ever going to score said Joe Sakic,
who was named playoff MVP for his
18 goals, one shy of the single-sea-
son record. He had a hand in the
winning goal, winning a faceoff and
getting the puck to Krupp.
Krupp, a low-scoring
defenseman, was told he wouldn't
play again this season after tear-
ing up his knee in the opener Oct.
6. He returned for the last five regu-
lar-season games.
"It was more or less relief
rather than exhilaration or excite-
ment" when his shot ended the
marathon game, he said. "You're so
tired and so happy at the same
Vanbiesbrouck didn't get much
offensive support from a team
whose surprising roll to the finals
was built on tenacious defense.
Florida was outscored 15-4 in the
"Beezer made some unbeliev-
able saves out there Roy said. "It
had to be a goal like it happened -
a screen shot and a perfect shot
Unfortunately for
Vanbiesbrouck, he was facing Roy,
who was just as focused and just
as brilliant.
"He's the greatest goalie in
Stanley Cup history Colorado
coach Marc Crawford said.
SOUTH from page 9
the reservation. Bowen promised to
douse the Olympic symbol with a
bucket of water and light it with a
flame from the tribe.
The committee has since apolo-
gized for the oversight and asked
14-year-old Grant Stevens, a mem-
ber of the tribe, to carry the torch.
Most torchbearers were chosen for
their community service and
"It's a great honor to be se-
lected Stevens said. "It's a once-
in-a-lifetime chance that it's coming
through the reservation
The torch traveled through
Niagara Falls before heading for
Rochester, Syracuse and Albany. It
is scheduled to arrive in Atlanta on
July 19 for the opening of the
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disastrous series. The Jazz was down
3-1 with their backs against the wall
and they fought back only to lose in
game seven.
What I'm trying to say is. if
you're going to go down, don't go
down without a fight. 1 feel that the
Sonics were good enough to get
there and post the second best record
in the NBA. they should at least be
able to keep the point-spread under
20 at home.
This isn't the first time this has
happened. The Orlando Magic, who
was claimed as one of the few teams
talented enough to beat Chicago, was
embarrassed in four games. So. fel-
low sports buffs, what should we do
about this situation?
Tell the Sonics to give their sala-
ries back to the good folks who
camped outside of Key Arena for play-
off tickets? No. Tell them to donate
money made from the season to the
"Find Big Foot Foundation?" No.
I have an idea. Tell this team that
had given up hope after game two
to take a lesson from the Houston

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made, the Rockets won back-to-back
championships and history is chock
full of stories similar to theirs.
Yes, I do sympathize with the
Sonics and their formidable task, but
I sympathize more with the Sonics
fans whose team has given up while
their fans have not.
So here's to the fabled Celtic
Laker series , the "Two-ston Rock-
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late 80's. To even the swept Panthers
of Florida that fought the whole way
despite coming up short, or the Pitts-
burgh Steelers for giving the Cow-
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get. I'm sure I speak for many sports
fans when I say "thank you" for not
giving up. Thank you for making
sports fun to watch.
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proclaimed AU-Star, performed a
workmanlike effort on the boards
while also providing inside scoring.
However, the most memorable
highlight of the contest was Tabari
Wallace's weak dunk attempt in the
closing moments that clanged harm-
lessly off the rim.
In Men's Purple, the "TPK's"
closed the regular season undefeated
at 4-0 with a 49-39 win over previ-
ously undefeated "Alpha Sigma Phi
The "TPK's" were lead by the foul-
ing of Kevin "Body Block" Avery, the
inside play of Brian "Human Travel-
ing Violation" Manning, and the de-
fensive ball hawking of Jason
"Alpha Sigma Phi" stayed close
throughout with the playmaking and
three point shooting of Brian Jones
and Jake Forbes.
Other teams in the playoff hunt
in this division include the "Culture
Club who have yet to bring all their
top players together and will ride the
powerful inside play of J.J. McQueen
and the all-around skills of Corey
Robertson and Terrence Barnhill.
The "Old Timers" with Sam
Morrison and Marcus Young and
Chris Brantley's "Mighty Possums"
will also challenge for the title.
Men's Softball play has also pro-
vided a wide open field as each of
the top teams enters the playoffs with
at least one loss. The "Ten Greatest
Hits" appear to be the favorite if they
can get all their players to the game.
Matt Bricker, Kevin Stone and
Rodney Murray were the offensive
stars last week as the "Hits" won two
of three. However, the "Cavemen
after getting bombed by the "Game-
cocks made several line-up changes
and roster additions to upset the
frontrunning "Hits
Mike "Captain Cavemen"
Norwood, playing third base for the
first time, fielded flawlessly and
looked like Major League Gold Glover
Ken Caminiti in throwing out one
runner from his knees.
Tony Piercy and Scott Freeman
lead the offense while new addition
Bobby Rose provided a solid defen-
sive effort at second base.
The "Gamecocks played hot
and cold in pounding the "Cavemen"
but losing twice to "Hits Ken Lewis
and Brian Culbreth lead the "Game-
cocks" attack on offense.
In Co-Rec, the "Purple People
Eaters" were the only unbeaten team
at press time behind the timely hit-
ting of Scott Batchelor and Rusty
Risher and the fielding expertise of
Ginny Doyle.
However, several other teams are
expected to challenge in the playoffs.
The "Economics Society" is always
tough and will be even more so if they
can get all their players to the
Kelly Farr, Lester Zeager and
Diane Mahoney had big games with
the bat last week. "Paisons" boasts
the largest roster in the league with
21 names so it is difficult to tell which
team will show up.
They have consistently been lead
by the all-around play of Chip Flynn,
the hitting of Charlie DeBlasio, and
the on-base percentage of Trish "I'll
take a Walk" Roche.
"Extenuating Circumstances"
flew in Allison Kemp, one of their lead-
ers from the Spring Gold runner-up
team, in an attempt to strengthen the
team, but fell in a close battle with
the "Purple People Eaters
They are lead offensively by Bill
Roberts and defensively by Kerri
"Don't make me throw it" Sperring.
The "Outlaws" with Carey Denning
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hitting of Chad Phillips and" Little Big
League" with D'Ann Eastridge and
Kyle Willis fueling the offense round
out the playoff field.
The first session Frisbee Golf
Singles tournament was held last
week at the Frisbee Golf Course adja-
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and Jaime Desamero took first and
second places respectively among the
men while Andrea Thomas and Ann
Bryant were the top two women's fin-
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The East Carolinian, June 12, 1996
East Carolina's student-run campus newspaper was first published in 1923 as the East Carolina Teachers College News (1923-1925). It has been re-named as The Teco Echo (1925, 1926-1952), East Carolinian (1952-1969), Fountainhead (1969-1979), and The East Carolinian (1969, 1979-present). It includes local, state, national, and international stories with a focus on campus events.
June 12, 1996
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