EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
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As part of a biannual process, ECU has sub-
mitted its budget requests to the General
Assembly, which will consider the needs of
ECU and other agencies across the state
when making its budgetary decisions.
Among ECU's foremost concerns are
increases for faculcy salaries, information
technology and library expansion. ECU also
seeks to bring their funding up to par with
other schools in the UNC system, and is ask-
ing that a policy requiring them to give back
MINORITY STI DF.NT ISSUES
Guest Speaker Brenda J. Verner shook up a
captive audience at The Ledonia Wright
African American Cultural Center's
(LWAACC) "African-American men and
Women, Courtship, Marriage and Family-
workshop last Wednesday night.
Verner, a Harvard University graduate and
president of Verner Communication is a
nationally known communications consultant
and human resource development trainer.
Having been heralded as a dynamic public
speaker. Verner was invited by LWAACC
Director Taffye Benson-Clayton to give a pre-
sentation in accordance with the Center's cel-
ebration of black history month.
"This was Verner's first visit to ECU's
campus, though she is well known in the pub-
lic speaking arena, and we were happy to have
her come to the Eastern North Carolina area
Benson-Clayton said. "The Center is all about
increasing the exposure of intellectuals like Dr.
Verner spoke briefly on the scheduled top-
ics and based the majority of her presentation
on what she titled "Media Stereotyping of
.African-American Culture The presentation
included a lecture and host of slides through
which Verner explained the dilemma of black
people in .America from past to present.
Among those in attendance was Pitt
County Commissioner Jeff Savage, who was
accompanied by his three children and wife
Angel, who is administrative assistant in ECU's
department of English.
"There were two things that intrigued me
the most the commissioner said. "First. I was
really impressed with how she revealed the
many ways subliminal messages are interwoven
in American media. That's a message that
black people and all races need to understand
is taking place
Mr. Savage was speaking of Verner's use of
19th and early 20th century trade card adver-
tisements and slides of movie clips to demon-
strate how African-Americans were abused in
"It was atrocious Mr. Savage added. " No
wonder it was outlawed in the theater
While Mr. Savage pointed out that Verner's
speech had some merit worthy informative
points, there were some problematic areas.
"What somewhat disturbed me was the
noticeable absence of anything positive regard-
ing the contributions an accomplishments of
black people in America Mr. Savage said.
"Every national figure she referred to was done
in a negative and demeaning tone. It is very
important that one be able to distinguish
between one's personal opinion and know the
significance of it in public speaking.
"I would not have wanted her to leave out
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some of their funding each year be discontin-
Richard Brown, the vice chancellor of busi-
ness affairs, says that bringing ECU's funding
level closer to that of other schools is one ot
the most important concerns.
"The highest priority for us would be the
equity funding Brown said. "That's S3.1
million, most of which would go into improv-
ing our support functions and academic units
throughout the campus. That's where we
show up underfunded
The fact that ECU and four other cam-
puses in the UNC system do not have equi-
table funding can be attributed to the fact
that those schools experienced significant
growth at a time when the state had little
money to support their growth.
"When you stop and look at where we all
are at this point and time, we had a lot less
monev per student on basically every criteria
you looked at than the average school in the
svstem Brown said.
It is hoped that the funding equity, it
granted, will repair rhat problem. Another
request which would bring extra funding to
IXl is cancellation of the two percent rever-
sion requirement, which obligates ail I NC
schools to give two percent of their funding
back to the state.
According to Brown, the rationale behind
the reversion policy is that due to faculty and
staff changes during any given year, positions
are sometimes vacant, during which time no
monev is being used to pay those positions.
"The state considers that to be reversion,
considers that their money" Brown said.
"They gave it to the agency, the agency did-
n't need to spend it. so it goes back to the
"What we're asking for now is that that
two percent be eliminated. So that money we
don't have to spend on salaries, we can spend
transfer and buy academic equipment, com-
puters, do renovations, buy supplies, anything
of a one-time nature
The requests for faculty salaries involves
two things, a six percent increase for all facul-
t. and an extra one percent to reward out-
"The value of six percent for our campus,
including the School of Medicine, would be
55.4 million of additional funds Brown said.
"The one percent for teaching excellence
would come to $782,000 extra for ECU. So
that's $566,000 for this campus, and $216,000
for the School of Medicine. It becomes a pool,
and the best faculty are given a salary
In addition to the previously mentioned
requests. ECU also asked for funding for pro-
jects such as repairs and renovations, resi-
dence halls fire safety, technology building
construction. Health Sciences Uibrary expan-
sion. Rivers Building addition and technology
"They're in a different budget Brown
said. "The capital budget is handled sepa-
rately from the operating budget
Brown said that all of ECU's requests are
necessary, but that there is no way to be sure
if all of them will be provided for by the
"It's very difficult to predict, at the begin-
ning of a budgetary session, what the likeli-
hood of any one of these being funded is
Brown said. It's a realistic request, but the
General .Assembly is playing off a lot of differ-
ent priorities within the state. So we're really
in competition with other initiatives going
The good news for students, at least for
now, is that there are no plans to increase
tuition for next year, but students should stay
aware that it could happen.
"At this moment there is no recommenda-
tion to increase tuition Brown said.
"There's always that potential in the budget
The General .Assembly will probably not
finalize their budget until sometime in the
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Sunday, Feb.23 was the dress rehearsal for Images in Motion, a series of performances by the ECU Dance Troupe, featuring dancers with
and without disabilities. The troupe will be performing in Greensboro on Saturday
PHOTO BY CHRIS GAYD0SH
to be held
HF U.THFNVTRONVIF.NTVI. ISSUES
The ECl Chapter of National Student Speech-Language-Hearing
Association (NSSLHA) will hold its 27th .Annual Speech, language
and Hearing Symposium Feb. 27-28.
According to the chapter's Vice President and Symposium
Coordinator Gussie Sawyer, the symposium is a way "to augment
professional growth and knowledge of those who provide sen ices for
the communicably impaired
"The focus is to give information to speech-language pathologists
and audiologists so that they can get updated and current informa-
tion in their fields Sawyer said.
The symposium will have speakers from across the nation who
are authorities in their field.
"Thev are well known in the fields of speech-language pathology
and audiology Sawyer said. "They have lots of experience, are usu-
ally authors of books on these subjects, and are lecturers in these
Dr. Mary Ruth Coleman. Dr. Doris Johnson and Dr. Sharon Moss
are among the speakers who will be featured at the conference.
Coleman will speak on early intervention for children with dis-
abilities. Johnson's topic is language learning disabilities from early
childhood through adolescence and Moss will speak on cultural-lin-
guistic diversity in the clinical research environment from the neu-
The svmposium is open to the public but the majority of partic-
ipants will be local speech-language pathologists and audiologists as
well as professionals from rehabilitation fields, nursing homes and
ECU's chapter of NSSLHA is student run as is the symposium.
"It is obvious that they are well organized and they will put on a
wonderful svmposium Chapter co-advisor Meta Downes said.
"This is because of the total cooperation of the students themselves
and the committee members. They are probably the finest student
organization in the U.S. in our field and I'm very proud of them
Thursdav's conference will be from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and on
Fridav from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Student registration is $17. Pre-reg-
istration is not required but is preferred because their is a dinner on
For more information contact the Speech and Hearing depart-
ment at 328-4405.
Activities planned for
sexual assault week
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In an effort to promote awareness, several
ECU organizations are sponsoring Sexual
.Assault Week to encourage students to learn
about this important issue.
The Sexuai Assault Education Committee,
which is in the Division of Student Life and is
comprised of students and faculty, decided to
advocate this week of activities which is also
sponsored by the Office of the Dean of
Students, Counseling Center. Office of Health
Promotion and Well-Being. Orientation and
the First Year Experience. Student
Development, Campus Ministry, REAL Crisis
Center of Pitt County and WMB Radio
"The goal is to raise awareness and as a
result have people join together in the com-
munity and hopefully carry on events through-
out the vear said Dean of Student
Development Dr. Martha Wisbey.
The theme of the week is "A REAL week
about a REAL issue Each day has been des-
ignated to cover the topics response, educa-
tion, awarenessadvocacy and the legal system.
Each dav a table is ser out in front of the
Wright Place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. with
information on sexual assault, safe sc. campus
security, dating and the REAL Crisis Center
The table is run by volunteers from Oreek
organizations and Peer Health Educators who
can answer questions.
Monday was Response Day There was i
survivor's candlelight vigil at the Methodist
"It was held off campus because we
wanted it to Ik- a time for people who may
have been assaulted to come together in pri-
vate to maybe talk about things, get support
and to know they are not the onlv ones with-
out mavbe watching them conic in and out as
could happen if it were held on campus
Following this was the response night work
shop featuring a panel from the ECl police
department. REAL Crisis Center. Judicial
Affairs. Counseling ('enter and Pitt County
Memorial Hospital who discussed their proto-
cols for responding to the report of sexual
assaults. Representatives from each area
described what their offices do in these situa-
"A lot of times people just don't know what
happens if sou report a sexual assault Wisbey
Tuesday is Education Day. Resident Life
(Coordinator Dave Edwards will be hosting the
Noon Forum entitled "Let's Talk He will
discuss how men and women communicate.
and teach better communication skills. 1 he
forum will be held in Room 221 in
At 7 p.m. there will be a workshop entitled
"Becoming an Ally This will feature a panel
ot two female and two male students who will
speak about why rhev are allies for people who
have been assaulted. The females will be shar-
ing some real life experiences thev have had
and the males will speak alxut what it mean
and whv it is important to be
allies. This will
be held in Roon
for men against rape-
will be held in Room 212 in Mendenhal
Dr Seodial Deena reads a passage at yesterday afternoons 'African American Literature Reading Day
The program was sponsored by the Department of English and ECU's Thespians of Diversity and geared
toward highlighting the artistic contributions of African-Americans in literature
PHOTO BY CHRIS SAY00SH
The East Carolinian
Glaxo lobbyists gain political clout in Washington
Feds propose restrictions on catching weakfish;
BOSTON (AP) - One year after a federal ban on catching weakfish was
overturned, the National Marine Fisheries Service has proposed new restric-
tions along the Atlantic coast to rebuild what it says is a depleted stock.
The restrictions - which include size limits and mesh limits - will be dis-
cussed at three public hearings scheduled for next month in New Jersey,
Delaware and North Carolina. NMFS said the restrictions would comple-
ment other management measures implemented by the Atlantic States
Marine Fisheries Commission for state waters.
Weakfish, also known as gray trout or "pan trout can be 30 inches long.
They eat shellfish and other small fish, and serve as prey for flounder, shark
and other predators.
The fish range from Maine to Florida, but the primary fishing grounds are
from Rhode Island to North Carolina. According to NMFS statistics, fisher-
men in federal waters caught 6.8 million pounds of gray trout worth $4.1 mil-
lion in 1995.
icer shoots sleeping boy in chest
DELAWARE CITY; Del. (AP) - A police officer kicked in a mobile home
door ?nd shot a 7-year-old boy sleeping at his mother's side, a newspaper
Brandon Sands was struck once in the chest Sunday night, his mother,
Kelly Devonshire Sands, told The (Wilmington) News Journal. He under-
went surgery at Christiana Hospital and was listed in critical condition today.
John Wharton, manager of the mobile home park, said the family had
been evicted from the trailer. An uncle, Frank Devonshire, said the family
had returned co retrieve some belongings.
The officer, whom police would not identify, was sent to investigate a
report of either a possible intruder or children in danger, the newspaper said.
Ms. Sands said Brandon was lying asleep next to her, his 4-year-old sister
and 10-year-old brother.
Police declined to grvc details of the incident. Devonshire said he was
told police believe the gun may have fired accidentally.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK,
N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina phar-
maceutical company has become a
major Washington power broker with
the help of a full-fledged lobbying
effort and contributions from politi-
cally active workers.
Glaxo, which moved its American
headquarters to Research Triangle
Park in 1983 and merged with fellow
British-rival Burroughs Wellcome
two years ago, has been working hard
during che 1990s to shape issues in
In turn, many North Carolina
lawmakers in Washington have in
turn lobbied for or against legislation,
and the company has benefited, The
News & Observer of Raleigh report-
"They're definitely very power-
ful said Nancy Watzman, project
director for the Center for
Responsive Politics, a Washington-
based nonprofit that monitors cam-
paign finance issues. "And they're
doing all the things that make you
powerful in Washington
The company spends millions of
dollars lobbying on Capitol Hill,
while more than 1,500 employees
contribute to the Glaxo Wellcome
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"This is mostly for men who say
this really does happen and I want
to help fight it Wisbey said. "They
may be boyfriends and brothers who
want to help
This could turn into a regularly
meeting group if the group chooses
to do so.
AwarenessAdvocacy Day and the
Noon Forum will be given by Anne
Fishburne, the executive director of
the NC-Coalition Against Sexual
Assault (CASA). She will discuss
what the state is doing in regards to
sexual assault and recent legislative
action that is being taken. The
forum is entitled "Learn about
Legislative and State-Wide
0s y&itR. &&y RcAy Qon
Political Action Committee. The
employees elect a board that decides
which candidates will receive dona-
In the 1991-92 election season,
the PAC did not rank in the top 50
companies in giving, donating less
than $250,000 to federal candidates,
according to election records. During
the 1993-94 season, the PAC donat-
ed $440,819 to federal candidates.
That amount dropped a bit in
1995-96, but as of June 1, Glaxo
ranked 15th nationally among corpo-
rate PACs but still behind Charlotte-
based NationsBank and RJR
Nabisco, which has its cigarette
operations in Winston-Salem.
During the last election, the PAC
gave $59,700 to North Carolina con-
gressional candidates. The company
gave $10,000 each to U.S. Sen. Jesse
Helms, a longtime company friend,
and U.S. Rep. Richard Burr, R-N.C,
who introduced a bill last year that
would have speeded up the drug
Glaxo officials argue that the
investments are meant to ensure
that legislation affecting their busi-
ness gets a fair hearing in Congress
but affect little how lawmakers vote.
Advocacy Initiatives" and will be
held in Room 221 in Mendenhall.
At 8 p.m. Jackson Katz will speak
on "Football, Feminism and other
Contemporary Contradictions" in
"We have put a lot of energy into
this event Wisbey said. "The ath-
letic department has been very sup-
portive of Katz's speech and there
should be good participation from
athletes for this event
Katz is a former all-state football
player who was the first man to grad-
uate from the University of
Massachusetts with a minor in
women's studies. He has a master's
degree from Harvard University
with a concentration in the social
construction of masculinity through
sports and media imagery.
He founded Real Men, a group of
educators and activists committed
to working against sexism and men's
violence toward women, in 1988. He
is also co-creator of the Mentors in
Violence Prevention Project at the
Northeastern University Center for
the Study of Sport in Society. This
project is the first large-scale
attempt to enlist collegiate and pro-
fessional athletes in the fight against
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"We're really striving just to get a
real full and fair and honest and open
debate on issues said Timothy
Williams, an associate general coun-
sel who was chairman of the Glaxo
Wellcome employee PACs board of
directors for the past two years.
No Glaxo employee got more
involved in politics than former com-
pany chief executive officer Charles
Sanders, who failed in his bid for the
U.S. Senate last year but plans to run
again in 1998. The company sup-
ported him with a $5,000 donation
from its PAC and $10,644 in direct
contributions from Glaxo executives.
Glaxo itself can't give money
directly to candidates or its PAC, but
it can give money to political parties.
During the 1995-96 elections, Glaxo
doled out $495,000 in "soft money"
to the two major parties, with 90 per-
cent going to the Republican Party.
The company also spent more
than $2.1 million lobbying Congress
in the first half of 1996. It employs
five full-time lobbyists in
Washington and contracted with 50
additional lobbyists in 1996, includ-
ing several former congressmen.
Glaxo also encourages employees
to be politically active and has orga-
rape and all forms of men's violence
Katz is in the process of produc-
ing an educational video "My Gun's
Bigger Than Yours: Images of
Violence and Manhood in the
He has made appearances on sev-
eral national television shows includ-
ing Good Morning America, Phil
Donahue, Montei Williams and the
Jerry Springer Show.
Because Thursday is Legal
System Day, the Noon Forum will
feature a representative from the
Pitt County Assistant District
Attorney's office who will discuss
what happens in the courtroom dur-
ing sexual assault cases.
"People are often unsure about
what happens when they go to
court Wisbey said. "They hear sto-
ries but don't know what really hap-
pens. This will be a person who han-
dles sexual assault cases and is in the
courtroom seeing what happens.
At 6 p.m. students and other
members of the community are
invited to participate in the "Take
Back the Night" march. This event
will begin at the Cupola and partici-
pants will march around campus
nized a "Civic Action Network" of
1,800 employees nationwide who
call lawmakers asking them to sup-
port the company on issues.
"The important thing is that
employees here are American citi-
zens said Nancy Pekarek, a Glaxo
Wellcome spokeswoman. "And it's
part of their duty to understand what
is happening with state and local
Glaxo's political activity has paid
off on issues such as the high-profile
fight that extended the patent on
Zantac, Glaxo's ulcer medicine and
the world's top-selling drug.
When Congress passed the
General Agreement on Tariffs and
Trade in 1994, it unexpectedly
extended two dozen drug patents,
including the one for Zantac.
Consumers would have to wait
another 19 months for a cheaper
generic version while Glaxo earned
more money on the drug.
It also meant a Canadian compa-
ny building a plant in Wilson to make
a generic version would have to wait
until Jury 1997, when Glaxo's patent
rights run out.
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with lit candles and will stop at the
rec center where there will be sever-
The speakers will include
Chancellor Dr. Richard Eakin,
Associate Dean of Students Dr.
Karen Boyd, Director of Minority
Affairs Dr. Brian Hayes, Dr. Linda
Allred with psychology and women
studies, Tracy Scott with the REAL
Crisis Center and student represen-
tatives from the SGA, Social Work
and Peer Health Educators.
"This is really the culmination of
the whole week Wisbey said. "It is
an inclusive event for the whole
After the march, The Accused
will be shown in Mendenhall Great
Room I from 7 to 9 p.m.
On Friday the REAL Crisis
Center is having a "Rock for REAL"
benefit at the Attic at 9 p.rru The
REAL Crisis Center is the organiza-
tion in Pitt County which provides
counseling services for sexual assault
victims and their family members.
They may be contacted at 758-
For more information on Sexual
Assault Awareness Week contact
Student Development at 328-4223.
to Mendenhall Student Center
YOUR CENTER O F ACTIVITY 25
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Leadership Seminar featuring Dr. Martha Wisby, Dean of Student Life �S
Development on Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 5-6 p.m. in Great Room 3 Sit
Happjj BirtHdau ECU!
Celebrate ECU'S 90th birthday March 4 at 12 p.m.
including free birthday cake and 90 minutes of free billiards.
Tajbe- a Pivte-
Lunchtime Lecture on underwater excursions with
Assistant Police Chief Tom Younce. Free beverages and desserts.
TODAY at 12 p.m. in the Underground
Student Art Exhibit in the Mendenhall Gallery through Feb. 28.
Must register with the Office of Student Leadership Development by
March 1 to be included in the 1997-98 Clue Book.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (PG) Feb. 27-March 1 at 8 p.m. in
Hendrix Theatre, plus special Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.
Free admission with ECU ID. One guest permitted per I.D.
Bowl the night away every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 8-11 p.m.
$5 admission includes shoe rental and all the games you can bowl, plus pizza
and drinks from 8-9 p.m.
Bowl for 50 cents a game every Monday 1-6 p.m. (Shoe rental included!)
MIDDAY BREAK SPECIAL
Take a break from your hectic class schedule with 10 frames of discounted bowling.
Every Wednesday and Friday from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Only $1 per game
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3 Tuesday. February 25, 1997
The East Carolinian
East Carolina Playhouse
The play contains very frank language, violence and
February 27, 28, March 1, 3 and 4,1997 at 8:00 p.m
March 2,1997 at 2:00 p.m.
WHY PRODUCE AN R RATED PLAY?
SUBURBIA has already established itself as a contemporary
classic, The New York Times calling it "Chekhov high on speed and
twinkies Although the play can be ferocious and assaulting, it does
concern itself with a specific American themeidle hands are the
devil's workshop All of the characters are under twenty-five and most
are from upper-middle-class, upper class families. They live in an af-
fluent society, having grown up with too many toys, too much free
time, and little parental guidance. These young adults want to be unique
and they compete for their individuality, but the harder they try, the
more they fall into the generic mold of "rebels A character in the play
admits, "No one's really different, even if they think they're different.
They say 'Oh my God, look at my tattoo
The riveting aspects of this play to which we all can relate is
the electric energy and the destructive frustration. Alcohol and drug
abuse are constant factors in the play. "I grew up in the 60's says
director, Donald Biehn, "and the drug culture was new and experimen-
tal. Now it is the norm. In the 90's, our children have more pressure,
more temptation, and more affluence. This can be a deadly combina-
Biehn continues, "My children are teenagers now and, although
the language is harsh and much of the behavior is self-destructive, I
am not embarrassed to have them attend this play with me. Our chil-
dren need to know that we adults can understand how tough it is to be
young and reactive Biehn also recommends the play to parents:
"Inevitably our dialogue can break down with our teenagerswe end
up preaching to them, and eventually, they stop listening. Maybe if
parents and teens attend SUBURBIA together, a new and vital dia-
logue can develop
To end, Biehn is enthusiastic about this specific ECU version
of SUBURBIA. "This is an exceptional group of young actors. They
have the authority, the insight, and the training to portray these char-
acters with utter conviction and convincing empathy
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continued from page 1
any of her observations, rather I
would have liked for her to include
those contributions that were absent
from mass media. At best, her
speech offered a different perspec-
tive. At its worse, the presentation,
in itself, downplayed the signifi-
cance of African-Americans
Angel Savage's concerns were
similar, but for different reasons.
Her children were present at the
workshop, and Vemer's comments
were geared toward a more mature
"I had no problem with the bulk
of her content; however, her delivery
was a little disconcerting Mrs.
Savage said. "Verner being aware
that children were present, she
could have capitalized on the posi-
tive aspects more so than over-
stressing the negative
The latter part of Vemer's pre-
sentation consisted of slides, some
in which African-Americans were
depicted distastefully and unfavor-
ably, and others, in the form of por-
traits, in which the subjects were
more accurately depicted.
"When she got to these beautiful
portraits, I saw that as an excellent
opportunity to contrast the negative
aspects and concentrate on the
beauty and contributions of African-
Americans, but she (Verner) did not
elaborate any on those slides Mrs.
Mrs. Savage added that Vemer's
message was srill powerful and that
the observations she made should be
brought to the attention of even
"When children are exposed to
such lectures, it broadens their per-
spectives, they think about things
they normally wouldn't encounter
while watching television or reading
school books she said. 'As parents
we should not be intimidated out of
bringing our children to such pro-
grams for fear of the unknown or
One segment of Vemer's discus-
sion reprimanded what she termed
the "ghettoization" of American
youth. It was Vemer's opinion that
the appearance of African-American
teens (hairstyles and wardrobe) did
more to discredit black society than
did unfavorable representations of
whites in the media. Commissioner
Savage held a different opinion on
"When we speak of our youth and
the culture in which they are
enveloped, it is useful to regard their
styles as a display of their African
heritage, which in itself is totally
inconsistent with the standards of
European culture Savage said.
"Braids are a perfect example of
African cultural heritage that war-
rants appreciation for who we are as
Many students who attended the
program were enlightened and at
the same time shaken by Vemer's
comments and observations.
Senior Social Work major Kecia
Adams said she enjoyed the content
of the program and, as with any
speaker, found it necessary to sepa-
rate fact from opinion in order to
draw the most from Vemer's mes-
"People took offense to
Verner's message because her
delivery was more harsh that what
one would normally expect Adams
said. "Still, that didn't detract great-
ly from her message. People in any
crowd have a tendency to want to
hear all the positive things and not
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the negative. Instead they should
accept the negative too and concen-
trate on making changes.
Andrea Daniel, a senior majoring
in criminal justice, agreed, adding
that while most people would not
find everything Vemer said useful, a
lot of what she said deserved merit.
"Many people who were there
did not read into her message, but
took everything she said literally
Daniel said, adding that though
Verner's demeanor was not pleas-
ant, her message was resourceful.
"The speaker was right in saying
that young people make role models
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Tupac, when that's just not realis-
tic Daniel said. "I think mainly
the point she was trying to get
across was that just because some-
one looks like you doesn't mean
they care about you or have your
best interests in mind
All taken into consideration, the
Center's director seemed pleased
with the outcome of the workshop,
as Vemer's presence helped reach
an important goal.
"I am always pleased when a pro-
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Chancellor Eakin met with ECU housekeepers to look at ways to improve working conditions.
Last 'Vvednesday's meeting was the 14th and the feeling among the housekeepers is one of frus-
They feel they are being heard, but nothing has been done to solve the problems of racial dis-
crimination, working conditions and concerns with management.
; They marched on Martin Luther King Day to bring attention to their problems, but appar-
ently they didn't march zealously enough to get the attention they needed. The housekeepers
wanted to meet one-on-one with the Chancellor to help resolve these issues, but a town meet-
ing was scheduled.
Working conditions became a major topic when a temporary housekeeper, Irene Daniels, dis-
covered that she was unemployed after one year of work. This one year employment policy is
standard for temporary employees, but Daniels felt her dismissal was due to her involvement
vfith the Martin Luther King Day march.
I Evidence of racial discrimination came to light when a housekeeping supervisor made a racial
slur directed at two black housekeepers. The supervisor who made those comments was given
the toughest disciplinary action, short of termination.
j But the housekeepers believe the supervisor's punishment Joesn't begin to account for the
injustices made against the housekeeping staff.
, TEC has printed several stories about the housekeepers and we keep receiving the same types
of blanket statements from the university. Vice Chancellor of Business Affairs Richard Brown told
us, "rfe have always supported our staff, we support and give respect on the job and we are doing
everything in our power to fix the problem
VAfc don't feel the university is taking action quickly enough to resolve the issues at hand. After
14 meetings the housekeepers still feel nothing has been done. In any other department of the
university, would 14 meetings take place and still nothing be done?
Sheep shouldn't follow twisted words
I consider myself a spiritual person.
I believe in God, and I believe that
at some point, we will all transcend
this life and embark on a new life in
some other realm or place or some-
thing. Isn't it interesting how all
religions believe almost the same
thing, except for details? The basic
story is always the same: God creat-
ed man, man is imperfect, man at
some point becomes one with God
again. The only place most religions
differ is the means in which you
become one with God, and even
then, the similarities are there. Who
am I to say that the Christian God is
any more valid, or real than Krishna?
There is no way of proving any of it.
Ybu are probably saying, "Well,
why believe any of it?" True, but
that too leaves me bewildered. It
makes more sense to me that a high-
er being exists and created us, than
to say that we were just chance. It's
the answerless question, but it just
makes more sense. I can't imagine
love and beauty and hate and envy
to be mere happenstance.
Anyway, back to the main point.
A lot of people down religion
because of the problems that have
arisen from it, and that's fine, but
sometimes those people don't real-
ize that it's not really the religion,
but the interpretation of it by peo-
ple. The Bible can't start wars, pco-
UTTERS TO THE EDITOR
pic start wars. There are a lot of
people out there who let what they
think is religion rule their lives,
when actually, it's just their interpre-
tation of it. There are those people
out there, also, who lead their lives
religiously (at this point, you should
be saying, "what the hell is he talk-
ing about?" Just bare with me). The
difference is this: people who lead
their lives religiously are the people
who would be who they are, even
without religion. They are religious
because religion coincides with their
beliefs. The other people are the
"sheep They let other people
make decisions for them; they like
to have things spelled out for them,
and that's what they think religion
is. What they don't realize, is that
religion is a fill-in-the-blank kind of
I really have a problem with the
term "sheep and this is why:
Sheep run in herds, and run only
because the rest of the herd is run-
ning. To say that God's children are
"sheep" seems a little counterpro-
ductive to me. Is this saying that to
be a child of God one should just run
and not know why? Not question
why? I don't think this is what any
God would have in mind. A truly
spiritual person has a solitary rela-
tionship with his or her God. The
one-on-one relationship is what
makes a truly spiritual person stand
out from the rest of the "herd
I stress this point to make anoth-
er. The group mentality of religion
has given birth to certain political
groups, such as the Christian
Coalition, and the Christian Right.
Now, I'm not sure if these organiza-
tions consider themselves "sheep" or
herdsmen, but 1 do know that these
organizations are parading around,
professing to be spreading the words
of Christ and manipulating people
into hating and discriminating
against such minorities as homosex-
uals. Anyone who believes in Christ
at all should know that Christ never
once taught hate and condemnation.
To preach in the name of Christ is
one thing, but to twist his words to
promote hate seems, to me, a tad
hypocritical. My point is that many
people are buying into these organi-
zations just because they call them-
selves "Christians and I just think
that if people thought about things a
little more carefully, they could see
the group mentality and irony in
these groups' teachings. Religion is
not a cut and dry issue. There are
hundreds of different dogmas and
hundreds of different ways of inter-
preting each of them, and I don't see
a general consensus on one singular
religion anytime in the near future.
Dining services eats up per-meal difference
To the Editor:
1 am a parent of an ECU freshman.
1 subscribe to The East CaroKman, and
I enjoy reading the articles in your
newspaper. After reading the "Guest
View Column" in the Tuesday, January
28, 1997 issue, I felt compelled to
respond. This was a terrific article,
well written and to the point. I have
heard these same comments repeat-
edly from my son and other students
at ECU. In fact, after just one semes-
ter, my son begged me to find another
alternative to eating in the campus
dining facilities. I called dining ser-
vices to cancel his meal plan for the
second semester, and was told that all
freshman must have a meal plan. The
best I could do was to go from the 14-
meal plan to the nine-meal plan.
Instead of the cost being reduced
accordingly, the price per meal went
from approximately $3.60 per meal
(14-days) to $5.06(9-days). I elimi-
nated approximately 90 meals per
semester, and yet the total cost only
Are they trying to tell me the cost
of one meal is only1Why, then, am
I paying them approximately $5 per
meal for the nine-meal plan? Why
would the per meal cost increase just
because a person elects to eat fewer
The answer is simple, when there
is no competition, a student is forced
to eat on-campus, and the cost per
meal increases when you eat less; the
food quality and service don't have to
be good. If ARAMARK had competi-
tion for its food and services, I guaran-
tee there would be a vast difference in
the attitude of the cafeteria personnel
and in the quality of the food served.
I remember going to orientation last
July and remarking to the other ECU
students seated with us about how
good the food seemed. They laughed
and said, "It's only like this during ori-
entation; you should eat here the rest
of the year Apparently, that was all
too true. Once they have your money
and your guaranteed support, they no
longer have to offer quality food or
courteous service. I applaud Mr.
Thomas for speaking up and writing
an article that I know reflects the feel-
ings of many other ECU students. I
personally can't wait until my son is a
sophomore and can move off campus
and eat wherever he likes. For close to
$2,000 a school year, 1 am certain he
can find high-quality food and be
treated with respect that a paying
Cathy L. Nash
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LETTERS TO THf;EDITOR
City officials should apologize
To the Editor,
I am glad that your paper covered
the issues regarding the city district
changes. However, as an adult mem-
ber of the community, I am appalled
at the City Council's treatment of
those who came to speak out against
certain aspects of redistricting .
I feel that the City Council should
be responsive to the input of their
constituents. It is a sad state of affairs
when so many speak out on an issue-
and are not only ignored, but treated
with contempt. The condescending
comments of the Mayor and council
members were uncalled for and
immature. There was no need to lam-
baste and ridicule the students and
adults members of the community
who came to speak out. Nancy
Jenkins actually taunted those who
disagreed with the council as they left
the chamber on both the skateboard
issue and the redistricting issue.
Mildred Council accused the young
speakers of attempting to take over
the city because they disagreed with
the council's plans to divide the cam-
pus-yet she could not even name the
areas of the campus she is supposed to
represent. Mary Alsentzer claimed
that their input was not credible
because they had attended previous
forums. Bob Ramey falsely claimed
that the Federal government was
making them overcome the wishes of
the students. Inez Fridley was notably
absent. And Chuck Autry didn't say a
word before confidently voting
against the issues of the concerned
How is our city government goir
to work for the average citizen when
our concerned citizens are accused i
failing to have acted responsibly? It is
the duty of the Mayor and council to
handle redistricting responsibly and
fairly. How dare they turn blame on
I think that the Mayor and City
Council owe the students as well as
this city a public apology for their
despicable and immature behavior on
this matter. It is simply amazing that
we have elected representatives th
conduct themselves with less maturi-
ty than our college students.
Council doesn't care about students
To the Editor,
I am responding to the coverage of
the recent City Council decision to
redistrict and to gerrymander the
ECU campus into four separate dis-
tricts. Although the council has made
its decision, it is very important for the
public to realize that the council mis-
led them on this issue. The federal
government may mandate that city
districts should be equal in size, but it
does not mandate that the City
Council had to carve the campus into
little pieces. The 1990 census data
that was used for this effort is not only
out-of-date and inaccurate, but the
campus region is listed as almost a
complete blank area. The City
Council is free to move district lines as
they wish, in the campus area, without
interfering with the legal guidelines
that they claim they are adhering to .
Needless to say, there are also hun-
dreds of other options that the Citv
Council could have used to avoid cut-
ting up the campus. Clearly, they did
not "have to do" what they did to the
campus. Obviously, their decision was
politically motivated, not legally moti-
The fact that the City Council
decided to do this against the wishes
of the students shows that the council
is indeed biased against this segment
of our community. If the council did
not intend to hurt the students, then
they simply could have moved the
lines legally almost effortlessly. The
ECU College Democrats, College
Republicans, President of the Stud
Body, a representative from the cam-
pus minority groups, students at la
and adult members of our communit
all asked the council not to gen
der the campus. The public input
over 12 speakers against and only
speakers for the plan. The council I
made its discrimination against ECUs
student population public and on the
record now. I wonder if they realize
how obvious it is to the public that
their verbal claims of fair representa-
tion for all no longer conceal their true
bias and actions against the your
members of our community.
Keith W. Cooper
Persecution of OJ. Simpson
Once upon a time, dignified
Americans like Booker T Washington,
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and Robert
F Kennedy fought "tooth and nail"
against racial enmity and discrimina-
tion in the U.S. The war against racial
bigptry continued. On Oct. 3, 1995, a
jury (mostly African-Americans)
acquitted Simpson of the double mur-
ders of Ron Goldman and Nicole
Brown Simpson. This decision
shocked innumerable legal pundits
who criticized the jury for reaching a
verdict in four hours. I might add, the
jury actually deliberated for nine
months. On Feb. 4, an all-white jury
found Simpson liable for the death of
Goldman and battery against his ex-
wife, Nicole. This verdict will rein-
force and further widen the present
racial divide in America, and therefore
hurt fragile race relations in .America.
The civil trial was about money and
race and not justice.
The Superior Court jury awarded
the Goldman family and Sharon Rufo
(Goldman's biological mother) $8.5
million in compensatory damages.
Later, Simpson was slapped with $25
million in punitive damages.
Undoubtedly, these awards were
designed to tell African-American men
that there is a high price to be paid for
marrying a white woman. Not so long
ago, Klansmen routinely hanged Blacks
guilty of the forbidden sin. Now that
physical lynching is not politically cor-
rect, the age of psychological lynching
of African-Americans has begun. Just as
President McKinley condemned
lynching in 1901, Mr. Clinton vaguely
condemned racial violence and hatred
in his State of the Union Address on
Feb. 4. Rhetoric will not prevent the
inevitability of race riots and upheavals
that threatened to cause a "Third
.American Revolution The Simpson
saga should admonish elected leaders
and the rest of the country that some-
thing must be done, or God will bring
down his wrath on the wicked as he
allowed enemy armies to beat down
the Israelites until they repented of
From the aftermath of the criminal
trial to the unanimous verdicts ren-
dered by the civil jury, Simpson has
been persecuted by mostly whites who
demeaned the jury from the first trial,
but refused to condemn the all-white
jury of the civil trial. Also, the fact that
the only black juror was dismissed on
Jan. SI is troubling. She is the mother
of a lady who works for the District
Attorney's office in Los Angeles.
Remember, that DA's office was humil-
iated and blasted by the brilliant
Johnny Cochran who led the "Dream
Team" for Simpson during the criminal
trial. Further, the civil trial Judge was
extremely pro-prosecution as was evi-
denced in the way he treated virtually
all of the Defense's crucial motions.
I'm still waiting for the law professors
who degraded the mostly black jury in
the first trial to vilify the character of
members from the civil trial. Don't
count on that happening! The good
news for Simpson is that there are suf-
ficient grounds for an appeal. The bad
news might be that elected appeal
judges may be reluctant to overturn a
popular verdict against an African-
American in California. The Supreme
Court ultimately may have the last
legal word on the matter.
Now that the "Sanhedrin Council"
(civil jury) has found Simpson liable,
Americans must realize that economi-
cally and politically deprived African-
Americ v especially in inner- cities,
will br "ne more frustrated and suspi-
cious -f the criminal justice system.
Already reputable pollsters show that
belie nat Simpson got a raw deal
because he married out of his race
while most polled Whites take the
opposite position. Will Simpson rise
again after his crucifixion? Most
assuredly, he will. The cruel, unjust
people who value white over black
must answer for their sins. Although
Clinton asked the American people to
accept the verdict and move on (as he
did in the criminal trial), that is like
asking the Confederacy to accept the
abolitionist fervor which resonated
throughout the North (with some
exceptions) during the 1850's-1860's.
Finally, in Clinton's first major
speech on race relations in Austin,
Texas on Oct. 16, 1995, the day of
Farrakhan's Million Man March,
Clinton told a mostly white audience:
"Racism is a black man's burden and a
white man's problem; clean your house
of racism Indeed, the visionary
President was on to something.
Playhouse journeys through Suburbia
Eric Bogosian, most famous for the films Talk
Ratio and Sex, Drugs & Rock n' Roll, wrote a play ear-
lier this decade called Suburbia, of which Jack Kroll
of Newsday said, "(Bogosian makes the mgry young
men' of the '50s seem like greeting card writers.
' The play is a scarifying dissection of youthful dis-
illusion which manages to be both appalling and
appealing (Its tornado energy and language ring
out like a boombox with brains
The play was just recently released as a major
motion picture from director Richard Linklatcr of
Stackers and Dated 9 Confused fame.
And now Bogosian's play is coming to the East
Carolina Playhouse, directed by Donald Biehn,
who also directed last season's Someone Who'll
Watch Over Me.
Fierce and assailing, the play delves deep
into the psyche of today's youth. The New York
Times has said that Suburbia reads like "Chekhov
high on speed and twinkles which seems
appropriate considering the amounts of nar-
cotics and liquor that are consumed bv the
Rated R because of its adult content, vio-
lence and language, Suburbia promises to be an
engrossing and entertaining way to spend an
evening at the McGinnis Theatre, so check it
out sometime between Thursday, Feb 27 and
Tuesday, March 4. Showtimes will be nightly at 8
p.m except for Sunday which will have a 2 p.m.
matinee. Also, the prices are pretty cheap - $8 to $9
for the general public, $7 to $8 for ECU faculty and
staff and SS to $6 for ECU students. Call the box
office at 328-68291726 for details.
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Well, you're all probably a bit surprised (I hope pleasantly) to see this column back again. I've had to keep my screaming down
to a low wail for a little while, mostly because my priorities have been elsewhere (I won't bore you with the details).
But now I'm back in the swing of things, my throat is in excellent shape and I'm bitin' mad. So cover your ears and let's get
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Awhile back, in a review I did of the Squirrel Nut Zippers show at the Attic, I criticized the local music scene as being less
than satisfying. OK, actually what I said was, "Greenville's live music scene, for the most part, sucks
Man, did I get some response from that comment. Several people took great offense and made sure that I knew it. All of
them went the extra mile to prove to me that what we have here in Greenville is a vibrant, compelling musical community
But you know what? I'm a tough old bird. I stick to my guns, believe what I believe and state those beliefs loudly and often.
And I still believe that the musical choice in Greenville sucks. When I say "sucks" I mean "SUCKS "fou don't believe me?
I'll prove it to you.
A couple of weeks back, one of my co-workers here at TEC found an old schedule for a local club in the back of a desk draw-
er. On it were the same acts that we see scheduled today at the same club - Cravin Melon, Purple Schoolbus, the Chairmen
of the Board, and Mike Mesmcr "Eyes The only thing that was different was that the Dave Matthews Band was still play-
ing here then. (I guess once you get a major label contract and gamer a large following, it's bye-bye Emerald City)
The worst part was that this schedule was five years old, people. How many clubs do you know of in college towns that
maintain the same schedule year after year and don't go out of business? To my knowledge, Greenville's it. Sure, there are
plenty of clubs in the U.S. that keep to the same schedule without fail. But most of those arc the kind of clubs that cater to
old farts who have no interest in new music.
College towns are supposed to be different. College is ail about opening yourself up to new and different experiences, about
discovery. A large pan of that comes through taking risks and being adventurous, something that our local clubs cannot or will
That's why I go out of town to see bands. There is nothing here that interests me. In the time that I have been here (and
that's been a while now), there have been only five shows that even interested me. One was Squirrel Nut Zippers. Archers of
Loaf turned out to be a great show when they came over a year ago. Bio Ritmo, a band from Richmond, Va has pulled into
town a couple of times to entertain. And Wilmington's Rodeo Boy has begun to book dates here as well. One artist, Kcvn
Kinney (the lead singer of Drivin' N' Cryin'), even played a solo acoustic show here once, but I hesitate to say that was a good
show. The crowd at the club was so obnoxious and loud that any hope of even hearing Kinney was ruined from the get-go.
And that brings me to the real group who I place the blame for our crappy music scene upon - the students of ECU. I don't
blame the downtown club owners, I don't even blame the many (so-called) musicians who get booked here.
I blame you. All of you who read this and continue to go to see these lame-ass acts because there's nothing better to do on
any given night. (Coincidentalry, you're the same people I blame for the butt-nasty theaters we have here, too.)
Why do I blame you? Because you keep these guys in business. If everybody who thinks Greenville sucks didn't support
these places, then they would have to change to please us. But instead of forcing them to take chances, you all continue to
keep them alive and healthy out of convenience.
Ultimately, you only have yourselves to blame. Me, I don't ever have to hear Purple Schoolbus again to know that the music
scene bites. I started taking the high road to the triangle for my entertainment long ago.
So don't complain to me about how much it sucks here. Stop preaching to the already converted and instead do something
about the situation. Hit them where it hurts, the wallet. Otherwise, thing will never change.
I'm glad I'm moving
Farewell To The Sun
Derek T. Halle
Once again, music for the mind's
most intriguing band is out on the
prowl with a new disc and a mouthful
of solid waste that will leave you won-
dering when it's time to empty the
Schleigho, a four-man band from
Massachusetts whose main goal
seems to be ripping their way into the
universal soul, take off on their sec-
ond release, Farewell To The Sun.
As the album started, I heard the
different sounds that are Schleigho. I
was very impressed to hear the
amount of studio time that went into
the record. Most of the album is
improv - a look at music's walls and
what is on the other side. You don't
seem to find any walls, though.
Nothing stops these people from
testing the outer boundaries of the
Farewell To The Sun opens up with a
song called "D-Funk As to where
the band is coming from lyrically, I
haven't the slightest idea. Your guess
is as good as mine. It's the mystery
that is selling their records. There's
not much to say about the lyrics other
than they fit into the melody scheme
like a jigsaw puzzle. They're not
extravagant or anything to ponder
What there is to ponder over is the
music. I've never heard so many rests
fulfilled, so many breaks brought back
to life. This band is tight. From the
screaming keys of singerorganist J.
Jesse Gibbon to the impeccable
metronome timing of drummer Erik
Egol, the sound seems complete. Also
on the line-up are Suke Cerulo on
guitar, flute and backing vocals and
Drew J. McCabe on bass and backing
Jazz and funk come together when
Schleigho is around. It takes time to
master just one of these irreplaceable
genres; however, this band seems t
have mastered a couple.
As the album rolls on, I find live
recordings as well as laid back jami
that focus on the bass and guitat
These, in turn, prove just how much
the band's members compliment
each other. Not only do they knoW
when to step up, but they also know,
when to lay back so somebody else
can step up. It's rock n' roll played
As Farewell To The Sun comes to its)
title track, I notice that it's a live one!
It's very rare that a band's title track
isn't perfected in the studio. I was
very impressed with this. These guys
have guts. The song that represents
the album they're pushing could only
be heard one way.
If I were asked to compare their
sound to someone else's, I wouldn't
be auk to. Schleigho has an original
sound that comes from a rootsy back-
ground, it's something chat Agents
Of Good Roots may have touched
upon but haven't firmly grasped. It's a
jam just for the funk of it - not for any
universal success, but for a universal
The last track on the record is
called "50 Of The Battle It's a jazz
groove using a rhyme scheme that
may have originated on one of 3It's
first drawing boards.
Farewell To The Sun is entertaining
because it's a seven-song disc with a
ton of different grooves and melodies.
The songs are all at least seven min-
utes long, some of them ranging up to
It's no surprise to find a roots band
with so much skill and excitement.
Overall, I think the record is a blast. If
you can slide into a groove and a mes-
sage unhidden, then you're probably
ready for Schleigho - a band, a sound,
an open-minded groove.
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MTV scopes out ECU
Scantily clad young women and
buffed up boys (greased and giddy,
addled by alcohol, summoned by sun
and sand) are ready - ready for
debauchery, debasement, defilement
and decadence. They're ready for the
beast. They're ready for spring break.
They're ready for MTV
MTVs Spring Break, a yearly trib-
ute to sin and skin, heads down to
Panama City, Fla. this year from
March 8-18. Representatives from
MTV were on ECU's campus last
week to audition students for two of
its spring break shows, Undercover and
Fame or Shame.
ECU was one of i 1 schools chosen
to take part in auditions for the spring
break shows. Frank Gianotti, head of
casting for MTV said ECU was cho-
sen in part due to research MTV con-
ducted, which sought to determine
where college students went for
Gianotti and his assistant, Hoyt
Christopher, have been on the road
the last few weeks conducting the
auditions. "Tons" of people have audi-
tioned so far, Gianotti said. Only ten
acts will make the cut for Feme or
Shane. Undercover is even more "com-
petitive" as it will feature a group of
three males and three females.
Fame or Shame is a sort of The Gong
Show at the beach Gianotti
explained. "It's a variety show
Gianotti, a veteran of the MTV
shows Singled Out, Beach House and
Winter Lodge, said he is in search of
"whacked out stuff" for the show.
The whack ftoweth over. Among the
more notable: an act who does disco
aerobics and a guy who snorts a tad-
pole through his nose and bring it
back out alive. (How do you realize
you can do that? By accident?)
The other show, Undercover, is sort
of The Rod Hbrld at spring break,
Gianotti said. The show documents
the exploits of two groups during their
stay in Panama City In other words, if
you get juiced on cheap tequila, start
five fights, streak buck naked through
the streets, vomit in your hotel's
swimming pool and sleep with an
entire motorcycle gang, MTV will be
there to capture your special moment.
It'll make mom proud.
After finishing the auditions,
Gianotti and Christopher will head
back to New York and decide who
It won't take too long, he said.
"We have an idea of who will carry
a show and who won't carry a show
Anyone who missed 'he auditions
can send a VMS tape showcasing their
talents andor friendships to MTV
Networks, Attn. Spring Break casting,
1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036.
Include your name and the name of
But do you really think you can
beat the guy with the tadpole? You
could try snorting a bigger animal like
a goat and doing it naked. Yeah, naked,
Empire Strikes Back with a vengeance
ASSISTANT LIFESTYLE EDITOR
I was innocent when Star Wars first
played theaters 20 years ago. I was a
child filled with awe, wonder and joy,
and Star Wars played perfectly to
those qualities. George Lucas' story
had everything a classic fantasy tale
needed: a hero, a princess, villains,
adventure and a happy ending. This
film was pure, fun and, like myself,
I lost that innocence in 1980 when
Lucas released the second part of his
Star Wars trilogy The Empire Strikes
Back. Ths film, like its predecessor,
had a hero, a princess, villains and
adventure. But there was something
very unhappy about this tale, some-
thing darker, something less innocent,
and I loved every moment of it.
Last weekend, Lucas allowed his
fans to lose their innocence all over
again, the way it was meant to be lost
- on the big screen. Following in the
wake of the re-release of Star Wars,
The Empire Strikes Back has landed in
theaters again without any loss of
power. This film is just as thrilling,
dazzling and intelligent as it was in
'80, and it demands to be seen on a big
screen in a good theater.
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Student Health Service offers advice on how to identify potential abusers
STI'DRNT HEALTH SERVICE
Dating violence is an issue more com-
mon than people would like to admit.
One third of young adults between
the ages of 16 and 24 have reported
being involved in at least one abusive
dating situation. Date rapes, which
account for 60 percent of all rapes, are
More than 80 percent of all sexual
assaults occur between people who
know each other. These assaults usu-
ally occur on dates, within homes and
at parties. The assailant may be a
friend, lover, classmate, co-worker or
even family member. What follows are
some recommendations from exten-
sion family scientist Herbert G.
Lingren, concerning the warning signs
of a potential abuser in a dating rela-
tionship and what measures could be
taken by someone who has already
It is imperative that the warning
signs of a potential abuser be easily
recognizable, because in the begin-
ning of many dating relationships
there may be no violence. The vio-
lence usually escalates in severity and
intensity. Typically, but not always,
dating violence is perpetrated by men
A potential abuser will often exhib-
it the following warning signs:
� Frequently loses temper.
� Abuses alcohol andor drugs.
� Commits acts of violence against
objects or things (rather than people).
(It is not natural for a person to punch
their fist into a radio if they don't like
a song, for example.)
� Shows extreme jealousy over the
individual heshe is dating.
� Becomes enraged or angry when
people do not listen to their opinion or
� Demands that dates inform
himher of their whereabouts at all
� Commands dates to dress in a
� Uses harassment as a means of
� Slaps, pulls hair, twists arms or
fingers, jabs in the ribs, pushesshoves,
hits and knocks around people.
� Is physically or verbally abused at
It is important to understand the
warning signs in order to prevent
being a victim of dating violence or
acquaintance assault; however, for
some people it is too late because they
have been victimized already.
If you have been (or someone you
know has been) victimized, there are
several things to keep in mind with
regards to coping with this unfortu-
nate event. One method of coping
with this mishap is to tell a friend or
someone who is able to offer emotion-
In the case of injuries or sexual
assault, it is imperative to go to the
hospital or Student Health Service
immediately. It is important that the
victim not douche, bathe, shower or
change clothes before going to seek
The victim should always report
the assault. Reporting an assault does
not mean that the victim is pressing
charges, but it may be a measure taken
to prevent other people from being
Another option is to seek counsel-
ing from either Mental Health
Services at 328-6795 or the
Counseling Center at 328-6661.
Confronting the assailant often
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should know about the re-release of
Star liars and its sequels. While the
re-issued Star Wars received a great
deal of publicity for its added footage
and improved (?) special effects.
Empire will not get such press. Aside
from some small changes (which I
don't feel really need to be men-
tioned), this is pretty much the same
film that was made in 1980.
And there is nothing wrong with
that at all. The special effects in
Empire hold up, and in many ways
exceed, contemporary' expectations;
the acting is energetic and fairly solid;
and the story perfectly blends human
ethos and pathos with advanced tech-
nology and unearthly creatures.
In many ways. Empire is better
than Star liars (although that is a
debate that will never be put to rest
among fans). What is certain is that
Lucas' vision and his story are more
mature with part two of his three-part
story. The icons from the original film
are still all here (Luke, Leia, Han,
Vader). but they are all explored in
more depth and placed in greater
peril. Luke, for instance, not only
begins his training as a Jedi knight, he
is also forced to confront his own inner
temptations and insecurities, all of
which can bring about his ruin.
While Luke is forced to confront
himself, Han and Leia are forced to
confront each other and their
restrained emotions. This is the chap-
ter in Lucas' story where Han and
Leia first explore their love for one
another only to have it taken away
from them by the evil Darth Vader.
Even our lovely villain has some
things to work out, but I won't delve
into that issue just in case someone
reading this article has not yet seen
Admittedly, Empire is extremely
dark and filled with little sense of
hope (the good guys take a beating
throughout the entire story, and the
conclusion is left with many unre-
solved problems), but that doesn't
make the film an unpleasant experi-
ence. There is enough action and
adventure to please any child-at-
heart, and witty humor spices the
overall energy of the movie.
While Lucas argues that Star Wars
needed improvements, such is not the
case with Empire. This film was as
close to perfect as it could be in 1980,
and time has not hurt it at all.
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helps regain the control that a victim
may lose; however, this may be done
in a non-confrontational way such as
writing an angry letter and not mail-
Sometimes going to court is pre-
ferred by the victim in order to
regain their control. Remember, civil
court is more likely to decide in the
The last, but probably the most
important, point to remember is that
the victim is not alone. Talking to
others who have been through a sim-
ilar situation can be a tremendous
For questions concerning
acquaintance assault, dating vio-
lence or support groups, please call
the Student Health Service at 328-
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Pirates sink Seahawk hopes
Gordon wins second straight race
ROCKtNGHAM, N.C. (AP) - Right now. The Kid can do no wrong.
Jeff Gordon passed Dale jarrett with 43 laps to go and ran off to an easy victory
Sunday in the Goodwrench Service 400, giving him wins in the first two races of
the 1997 seaoon and in five of the last nine NASCAR Winston Cup events.
jarrett looked nearly invincible through the first 350 laps of the 393-lap event
on North Carolina Motor Speedway's 1.017-mile oval. He led 323 of those laps, and
his Robert ates Racing Ford appeared to have everybody covered, including
Daytona 500 winner Gordon.
But the 25-year-old Gordon, driving a Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, stayed
among the rap five throughout the race and finally, on lap 350, began to challenge
On lap 351, Gordon, using the high lane on the banked oval, got the nose of his
multihued No. 24 ahead of Jarrctt's No. 88 and began to pull away. The Kid, who
now owns 21 career victories in just over four full seasons of Winston Cup racing,
drove off to a 2.43-second win - beating Jarrett to the finish line by a quarter of a
"It may have looked like we had it planned like that, but, trust me, we didn't,
said Gordon, who never led before lap 351. "I was fighting every lap to get to Dale
and see what we had for him.
"We only made minor changes all day, but our groove came in or something hap-
pened at the end. We sure weren't the fastest car all day. We just kept tuning on it
and tuning on it.
Chang hopes luck of Memphis rubs of on him
MEMPHIS, Tbnn. (AP) - If there's luck to be gained by winning the St. Jude
Classic, Michael Chang is ready for some to rub off on him.
In the 20 years that the St. jude Classic has been played at the Racquet Club
of Memphis, seven of the eight players ranked No. 1 at the end of the year have
won the tournament, including Andre Agassi, Jim Courier and, last year, Pete
Chang, who beat Australian Tbdd Woodbridge 6-3,6-4 on Sunday to finally win
the tournament where he debuted as a pro in 1988, has never been ranked higher
than second in the world.
"Maybe it's a stepping stone for me. Well see what the Lord has in store. It's a
great feeling said Chang.
One thing Chang knows for certain. The 260 computer points he earned along
with the $120,000 winner's check will move him up a slot to third in the rankings
behind Sampras and Austria's Thomas Muster. ,
His first victory of this year and 27th overall also came indoors, a place
where Chang has worked to improve his game. Woodbridge thinks the work is pay-
"He's got the best set of wheels in tennis. He's able to make shots when
he's on the run. That's his strength, I think Woodbridge said.
The biggest improvement has come on Chang's serve. He switched to a
racket that was longer by one inch last year and finds himself hitting harder than
ever. He even hit the 130-mph mark in the third round this past week against
Price wins playoff for second straight victory
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) - Nick Price of Zimbabwe parred the first
playoff hole Sunday to defeat David Frost of South Africa and win the South African
Price started the final round five shots behind Frost but shot a 6-under-par 66,
including an eagle and two birdies on three par-five holes, to finish the regulation
Frost had a roller-coaster round in which he blew a three-shot lead at the start
of play, then rallied to tie Price on the final bole by sinking a 12-foot birdie putt for
a final round 71.
But Frost left his approach shot on the playoff hole short to the right and missed
an eight-foot putt for par, while Price sank a tap-in for par to claim the victory and
the top prize of $80,190.
It was Price's second straight victory on the PGA European tour, both coming
after he finished second by one stroke in the South African Open two weeks ago.
"I think I was running on borrowed time the last nine holes said Price, the for-
mer world No. 1 who failed to win a tournament in 19. "I was tired. I just tried
not (to) make any mistakes.
"I need a break and this week I'm just going to do nothing
Nico van Rensburg of South Africa carded a 68 to finish third, one shot back.
Another South African, Retief Goosen, was fourth at 272.
Italian tournament begins without Becker
MILAN, Italy (AP) - Boris Becker, citing continuing wrist pain, pulled out of the
$815,000 Italian Indoors tournament, which began at Assago Forum today.
ATP doctors said the 29-year-old German star will be given a three-week rest.
He may return to action at die Lipton Championships, beginning March 17 in Key
Becker, who has been plagued by injuries to the tendons and bones of his right
hand, missed more than three months of competition after Wimbledon.
The sore wrist forced Becker to pull out from the previous ATP tournaments in
Dubai and Antwerp, Belgium.
Italian organizers said Becker, a four-time winner in Milan, will remain a spec-
tator in the initial days of the tournament.
Hard-serving Croatian Goran Ivanisevic the No. 2 player in the world, is the top
seed in Italy's richest indoor competition, which awards a top prize of $128,000.
Ivanisevic will open up against Russian qualifier Andrei Oibovsky.
Cavaliers have no more room for error in final week
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - It was only three weeks ago that everything
seemed to be coming together for the Virginia men's basketball team.
The Cavaliers had just completed a sweep of their season series with Florida
State, boosting their record to 15-6, and were thinking top 25.
Virginia didn't make it into the rankings that week, and ever since their play has
only justified the lack of national respect they've received.
In losing 66-60 at home to No. 4 Wake Forest on Saturday, Virginia showed the
grit to stay in the game, but also its inability to win in the clutch. It's a failing that
could end up costing the Cavaliers an NCAA Tournament berth.
"I don't know what it is senior point guard Harold Deane said. "If I had the
answers, I could turn some things around. But right now, we've just got to suck it
up. Either we do it or we don't. We didn't do it today
Virginia (16-11,6-9 Atlantic Coast Conference) led twice - late in the first half
after Dearie's acrobatic drive around Ail-American Tim Duncan, then after two free
throws by Curtis Staples made it 55-54 with 4:14 remaining.
Duncan made quick work of the latter, scoring on a baby hook and then feed
ing Ricky Feral for the first of two straight baskets to make it 60-55.
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Just a reminder the women's softbail team will be in action today at
2 p.m. as they host Campbell in a double header. Then on Wednesday
the Lady Pirates will host Ester Michigan in another double header
also at 2 p.m.
In front of 7,500 screaming fans, the Pirates got
revenge on a UNCW Seahawk team that dealt
them a 57-51 loss back in January, and they did it
The seniors were honored before the game
with plaques and at the end of the game with a
Junior Raphael Edwards secured the win hit-
ting the Pirates' final 13 points. Five of those six
points came from the free throw line in the final
Edwards attributes his success to his team-
"They found me in the right spots Edwards
said. "Once they do that I feel I can make any shot
And he did do that. Edwards finished the night
with a team high 21 points.
The Pirates took the lead for good when
Edwards naiied a 10-foot jumper to give ECU the
The Seahawks tried to rally back with a
Lamont Franklin lay up with 28 seconds left, but
the Pirates still held a 52-49 edge. But it was
Edwards' free throw shooting that upped the
Pirates' lead, when he made both ends of a one-
and-one with 26 seconds left. Just 15 seconds
later, he sank another foul shot and with 3.3 left he
iced the game with two more free throws.
Teammate Othello Meadows said Edwards was
doing everything the team needed him to do in
the final minutes.
"He was rebounding, playing defense, scoring
� basically the last four minutes he carried us and
did everything we needed him to do Meadows
Morris Grooms, who ended the night with two
"He was making shots he wasn't making in the
past couple of games Grooms said.
Head Coach Joe Dooley noted that while
Edwards did step it up, everybody contributed to
the team's victory.
"Raphael Edwards stepped up, our seniors
stepped up Dooley said. "It was a very good
Junior Dink Peters was the only other Pirate in
double figures scoring 10 points and grabbing 10
Peters knew the importance of this game with
the tournament coming up later this week.
"It's very relieving Peters said. "We got the
monkey off our back. We're starting to make some
more steps and hopefully we can carry this
momentum into the tournament and get on top
Before this win, the Pirates last CAA win came
on Feb. 1, over George Mason.
Senior Tim Basham, who had missed the last
three games with the flu, came out and scored five
points and snagged six rebounds in 29 minutes.
He said Dooley put a special emphasis on defense
during practice in preparation for the game.
"He was stressing that the whole week
Basham said. "Get out and pressure the ball and
don't give them any open looks and just rebound
the ball and box out. That's what we did and we
came up with a victory
As a team ECU out-rebounded the Seahawks
The Pirates moved to 8-7 in the CAA with the
win and 16-9 overall. (This does not include last
night's matchup with William & Mary. At press
time the results were not available.)
ECU now prepares for the CAA tournament
which will be held this weekend in Richmond, Va.
Alico Dunk goes up for the lay up in ECU's 57-53 win.
PHOTO BY CHRIS SAYD0SH
Seniors bid farewell to Minges
Four senior basketball players played
their final home game Saturday in
Minges to a packed house. Tim
Basham, Jonathan Kerner, Morris
Grooms and Don Douglas left their
home basketball court one last time
going out as winners.
"You can't even put into words
what these kids mean to us Head
Coach Joe Dooley said. "Irregardless
to basketball I love these kids to
death. They're great people These
are the kids who took a chance and
came here. All four of these kids did it.
We are indebted to them
Junior Othello Meadows wanted to
make sure these hard working seniors
gpt one final victory in Minges.
"They worked too hard and have
done too much for this program to go
out any other way at home Meadows
Tim Basham, from Roanoke, Va
has been a four year player at ECU,
and has had an increasingly outstand-
ing career at ECU. During this time
he has been known throughout the
CAA as an excellent outside shooter.
Pirate fans have been accustomed to
seeing Basham roll off a screen and hit
a long range jumper.
Under former Head Coach Eddie
Payne and current Head Coach
Dooley, Basham has excelled in other
areas of basketball such as passing the
ball, court awareness and leadership.
Basham said it was important for
him to play on senior night after com-
ing off a bad case of the flu.
"It came quick. It seemed like I
just got here. I was determined to play
tonight, and I wanted to play the best
I could play Basham said.
Jonathan Kerner, a native of Atlanta
and a transfer from Florida State, has
found a home in Pirate country. He
has established dominance at the cen-
ter position during the past two sea-
sons. Kerner has matured as a player
on the court, improving his inside
game and becoming a complete player
in the low post.
Kerner was not able to play his last
home game on Saturday because of a
broken hand he suffered when playing
VCU a couple of weeks ago.
"It's not the way I pictured my
senior night, but I'm proud of the guys
and how they played. Hopefully I'll
make it back for the tournament
Morris Grooms came to ECU last
season after transferring from Pasco-
Hcrnando Junior College. Grooms'
cat-like quickness and impressive
leaping ability has been a great addi-
tion to ECU. Groom's senior season
has been a special one, becoming
more of a leader off the court.
"Coach wanted me to step up and
tell the junior college players what to
expect Grooms said.
Grooms has also made great strides
toward the improvement of his ball
handling skills and his outside shoot-
"My entire game has flourished;
with Coach helping me out and pol-
ishing my skills I've gotten better
Don Douglas from Palls Church,
Va. hasn't seen a lot of playing time at
ECU, but made the most of his oppor-
tunities when he played on the court.
Douglas said that playing basketball
for ECU gave him a lot of life experi-
"I enjoyed the traveling and going
to places that I probably wouldn't
have been able to get to Douglas.
The seniors will be making one last
run at making it into the NCAA tour
nament as they travel to Richmond for
the CAA championships later this
week. The victor of the championship
game receives an automatic berth to
the NCAA tournament.
Women secure sixth
The Lady Pirates met with the Rams
from Virginia Commonwealth in their
last regular game of the season on
Sunday. Both teams headed into the
game with a 5-10 conference record.
The Pirates, led by Jen Cox and
Melanie Gillem with 11 points each,
claimed their second consecutive win
over VCU with a final score of 62-41.
The victory has secured ECU the sixth-
seed position for the CAA tournament,
which will begin Thursday in
In the first half, ECU's Mary Thorn
put the first points on the board for the
Pirates with a lay up at 17:58. VCUs
Meredith Sisson and Chevette Waller
answered with two shots that gave the
Rams their only lead throughout the
With 8:42 remaining, Gillem sunk
one of three three-pointers to give the
Pirates a four point lead, 16-12.
Seconds later, VCU's Monifa Coleman
scored two, and at 5:29, teammate Alfyn
Lewis stepped to the line to shoot two
free throws and tie the game 16-16.
Lady Pirate Ashanta Sellers regained
the lead for the ECU with a 17-foot
jump shot at 5:02. The half ended with
a three-point field goal by Misty Home,
and a Pirate lead 27-25.
In the second half, the Pirates domi-
nated the court. Laurie Ashenfelder put
two on the board for ECU with 12:02 of
play time remaining, and within two
minutes, Gillem sent in two more
three-pointers to put the Pirates ahead
Senior Tracey Kelley sent two balls
to the hoop in the 14th minute of the
second half to increase the Pirate lead
to 16. A foul shot by Sellers, along with
a shot from underneath by Danielle
Melvin and a three-pointer from Thorn
ended not only the game, but also the
season with a Pirate victory.
Head Coach Anne Donovan was
extremely pleased with the work her
girls did on the court, especially in the
"The second half was the kind of
game we'd like to have every time we
play Donovan said. "It was a combina-
tion of everyone getting the job done
and helping each other out
Coming off an injury, Ashenfelder
played hard for 32 minutes in her last
home game. She put seven points on
the board for ECU and had nine
"I knew that we had to win this
game to be in sixth place Ashenfelder
said. "We had nothing to lose and every-
thing to gain
In the past few weeks, the Lady
Pirates have worked hard to turn their
season around and finish strong.
According to Kelley, the girls have
shown how much they want to win by
playing with a lot of heart as a unit.
"We decided that we wanted to do
something that hasn't been done in the
past four years, and we did what we had
to do to get the job done Kelley said.
The conference tournament is
something that both the coaches and
the athletes are excited about. ECU's
first challenge will come from
Richmond. After losing to the Spiders
by only five points in their last
matchup, the girls are headed into game
number one feeling great about having
another chance to take on a team they
have played so competitively against in
"It's not a roller coaster ride any-
more Kelley said. "I see the game
against Richmond as a great opportuni-
ty for us. The third time is always a
Teammate Justine Allpress said she
is confident about playing Richmond in
round one because the Pirates can
match up to them at every position.
SEE WOMEN. PAGE 10
Justine Allpress tries for the ball in her senior game for the Lady Pirates.
PHOTO SY CHRIS SAY00SH
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Lady Pirates careers topped with win
With graduation approaching, most
of ECU's seniors are prancing happi-
ly arouYid campus, counting down
the days until May, when they will
be awarded that well-earned diplo-
ma. The time has come to bid
farewell to three of our 11 Lady
Pirates. As Justine Allpress, Laurie
Ashenfelder and Tracey Kelley close
out their careers as athletes for
ECU, each is leaving behind a mark
in the history of Pirate basketball.
A geography major from Barton-
Allpress's list of accomplishments is
close to unbelievable. In a home
game against Hampton on Dec. 30,
Allpress broke two Lady Pirate
records. With seven three-pointers
and 42 total points, Allpress grabbed
the record for the most three-point
field goals made and also became
ECU's leader for the most points
scored in a single game.
The previous record of 39 single
game points was held for two
decades by former Lady Pirate ath-
lete and coach, Rosie Thompson,
who today remains ECU's all-time
leading scorer with 2,352 career
Allpress also holds the record for
the most free throws made in a sin-
gle game (16) and ranks fifth in
ECU's record book in assists with
311. She is eighth in line in the
Lady Pirate 1,000 point club, with
1,181 career points.
Allpress was named CAA player
of the week in January and was
recently nominated for the CAA
Dean Ehlers Leadership Award.
The winner of the award will be
announced Wednesday at the CAA
Awards Luncheon. Allpress averages
16.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.8
assists a game.
Coming to ECU from Danville,
Pa Ashenfelder joined the Lady
Pirates last year after spending the
first two years of her college career
at Lacawana Junior College, in
Ashenfelder suffered from a
stress fracture this season that put
heron the bench until the matchup
against William and Mary. Prior to
her injury, Ashenfelder started in
eight games and averaged 2.9
points. Her season highs include 16
points in the William and Mary
game, and 12 rebounds against
Richmond. According to Head
Coach Anne Donovan, Ashenfelder
is an incredible hustler and a great
Tracey Kelley, from Middletown,
Md has played basketball for ECU
since her freshman year. A special
education major and a member of
ECU's "Athletes for Education"
speakers bureau, Kelley ranks ninth
in rebounds in the CAA with 705.
Kelley recorded her second
straight double-double game against
George Mason on F;b. 14 with 14
points and 11 boards, after having 11
points and 16 boards in her previous
game against Richmond. She has
recorded a double-double 12 times
in her career and three times this
Kelley averages 8.1 points and
8.2 rebounds a game. Her career
highs include 23 points against
Winthrop University and 19
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Women three-peat in pool
The CAA swimming championships
were heid this past weekend in
Charlotte, and both the men's and
women's teams gave it their all.
The women staked their claim as
conference powerhouse when they
set a CAA swimming record by win-
ning their third straight conference
championship. The team seemed to
start out slowly, but swam consistent-
ly throughout the rest of the tourna-
The first day was our weakest
day senior Allison Lipp said. "But we
just kept building our lead
Rr the women, who rocketed to a
5-0 record at the beginning ' the
year, and finished the regular: ison
8-2, getting up for the CAA champi-
onship was not a problem.
"We were very excited and
pumped up junior Sandra Ossum
said. "Our goal was to win it three
years in a row, but we didn't think that
it would be so close
Close is an understatement. The
Lady Pirates edged Wilmington for
the title by only 19 points.
"Last year, we knew thar we would
definitely win it Ossum said. "But
this year, it came down to the last 30
minutes of competition
While the Lady Pirates led
throughout the entire tournament,
they were never out of reach of the
other teams. Solid performances by
plus 12 top
on the final
day of compe-
to seal the vic-
the charge was
second in the
100 free with a
time of 52.34.
Ossum also captured a second place
finish, this time in the in the 200 fly
with a time of 2:08.10.
Freshmen Erin Braugher and
Cindy Clawson finished sixth and
eighth respectively. Freshman Casey
Dodge grabbed second place in one-
meter diving. Dodge finished only
eight points out of first place in div-
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DISCOVER A LITTLE CORNER OF
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rebounds against American.
Also part of the senior program
this year from Wildorf, Md is Shay
Hayes. Hayes underwent back
surgery in early October and never
regained the strength she needed
to come off of the bench and back
onto the court. Hayes has qualified
for a medical red shirt and will
hopefully be able to return to the
game next year.
In her junior season, Hayes aver-
aged 5.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, and
1.2 steals a game. She was awarded
BCLTs Oustanding Defense Award
in her sophomore and junior sea-
"It is difficult to put into words
how much these girls mean to our
program Donovan said. "Last year,
they were forced to go through a
tremendous transition when a new
coaching staff was brought in. W:
asked these ladies to do a lot and
lead the way, and they did so much
more than anyone ever thought
they would be able to do
The seniors will represent ECU
one final time at the GAA tourna-
ment this weekend in Richmond.
Throughout their careers on the
Lady Pirate team, their hard work,
dedication, and love for the sport of
basketball has definitely paid off,
but it sure would be nice to go out
with a bang. Leave it to these girls
to lead the way, because they have
proven they are capable of doing it.
The ECU lacrosse team chalked
up an impressive 11-5 victory
Saturday against York. This game,
their last one at home, was marked by
outstanding effort from each member
of the Pirates.
The whole team played great
midfielder Ben Key said.
Goalie Brian Trail had a great deal
to do with the game's outcome. His
saves held York to only five goals.
Defensive players Andrew Longaro
Theron Goodson and Greg Daisy also
helped Trail keep York's points down
and allowed EGU's offensive players
continued from page 9
to score 11 goals.
"The attack and midfield played
really well Daisy said.
Midfielders John Provost and Rich
Lagnese scored three goals. Attacker
Brendan McLaughlin also had three
goals of his own. Daisy also com-
mended the attacks of Sean Sullivan
and M�rd Taylor and Kley.
"They had a pretty large t&rrv'
Daisy said. "They were quality play-
Key agreed and said ECU was just
the more outstading team.
They played good, we were just
better Key said. The Pirates quick-
ly took an early lead of 5-0 that
allowed them to dominate the rest of
Key credited York's goalie for
putting up a strong effort with many-
saves. However, under t'ue relentless
assault the Pirate offense gave York,
their goalies' efforts weren't enough
to keep the score down. The Pirates
scored five goals that York was unable
to answer until the second quarter,
when they made one of their five
Saturday's game was the lacrosse
team's last game at home. Now, they
set their sights on the possibility of a
position in the playoffs.
"I would say we have a good �
chance at making the playoffs Daisy
said. "I just wouldn't want to jinx it or
The ECU lacrosse team has a tra-
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Pirates made it to the quarterfinals.
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"I can't see Richmond being able
to stop us with how we are playing as
a unit Allpress said.
Coach Donovan is proud of her
team for pulling together and being
One factor that has helped great-
ly to contribute to the team's success
was team unity, team members
helped to bring out the best in each
"All of the girls got behind one
another Iipp said. "I personally
went up to every girl before every
race to pump them up. W; helped
each other out, we came together as
a team when it really counted
While the women were busy lay-
ing the foundation for a dynasty, the
men were turning heads, just as they
had done all season. Going into the
last day fourth, they managed to
wrestle third place away from Old
strong when it mattered the most.
1 am thrilled that the kids have
come around in the past several
weeks and put us in a position to get
to the finals of the tournament
Donovan said. "We played one game
at a time and took every opportunity
to play hard and as well as we could
without looking back
Dominion that night.
James Madison and UNCW
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"Before we went into the final day,
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could get third. W: even thought it
was possible to sneak up on UNC-
Wilmington and into second place
To overtake rival UNC-
Wilmington might have been sweeter
than a championship. A four pojpt
loss was the only blemish on the
Pirates' 9-1 record.
'The Wilmington loss was particu-
larly disappointing because there is
such a rivalry senior Erik Griffen
said. 'We went in thinking that we
were going to win. We were ahead
going into the final relay, but they
were so good that day
Despite that heartbreaking loss,
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EXCITING SUMMER JOB WITH
housing, first come, cooks position now
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TrON & Parks Department is recruit-
ing 12 to 16 part-time youth soccer
coaches for the spring indoor soccer pro-
gram. Applicants must possess some
knowledge of the soccer skills and have
the ability and patience to work with
youth. Applicants must be able to coach
young people ages 5-18 in soccer funda-
mentals. Hours are from 3 pm to 7 pm
with some night and weekend coaching.
Flexible with hours according to class
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Salary rates start at $4.75 per hour. For
more information, please call Ben James
or Michael Daly at 830-4550.
TORS NEEDED TO teach summer
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SWIM COACHES, MANAGERS,
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application or mail resume to PPC, PO
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over 200,000 individual scholarships,
grants, loans, and fellowships�from pri-
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TEMPORARY JOBS AVAILABLE:
BRODY'S is accepting applications for
saleswarehouse positions. All hours
needed up to 40 hours per week. Great
opportunity for those without Spring
Break plans! Warehouse areas require
some lifting. Apply Wednesday - Friday,
2-4pm, Brady's The Plaza.
CARTOONIST NEEDED TO
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CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL
NEW Ambassadors! I'm very proud of
all of you! You are all n da house With
Ambassador Pride, Cliffie.
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affection. First name must be SARAH.
Contact Phil for application.
PHI KAPPA TAU, THANKS for
showing our new sisters such a great
time. It was as wonderful as always.
Love, Chi Omega.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
NEW sisters of Chi Omega: Erin Adam,
Amber Borum, Leslie Brewer, Carey
Craig, Courtney Edgerton, Patricia
Epling, Melissa Falco, Darlene Frock,
Pam Godfrey, Eydic Hill, Patricia Hill,
Karen Johnson, Rebekah Johnson, Kelley
Kauff, Nicole Pappa, Laura Piersall. Hol-
ly Theiler, Robin Wilson, and Beth Ro-
ATTENTION ALL FRATERNI-
T1ES AND sororities! Please remem-
ber to fill out your contestant forms for
singled out and return them to the Alpha
Phi house as soon as soon as possible.
Thanks! Alpha Phi
LAMBDA CHI, WE HOPE you guys
had as much fun as we did dancing the
night away Thursday! Thanks for the
great social! Love, Alpha Phi!
A STRANGER MIXER. OH what
fun! To have a date with someone.
While some girls knew others had no
clue, who in the world was coming with
who? It was great, we had a blast. That
Saturday night went way too fast! Thank
you to our dates. You guys are the best!
Hope you had as much fun as we did!
Love the Pi Delta Sisters.
PI DELTA WOULD LIKE to wel-
come the Lambda Pledge Class. We
hope you have a great semester! Love,
PAM GARMON: CONGRATULA-
TIONS on your engagement! We are
all very happy for you. We wish you the
best of luck. Love, your Gamma Sig
PI DELTA SISTERS: Grcatjobon
Rush! All the hard work has really paid
off. The skit was great and Renee. we'll
be sure to buy your first album! Kelly
and Leslie: When are we going to sec
you two on Broadway? Smile everyone,
it's over (for a little while at least!)
GREEKS OF THE WEEK Alpha
Delta Pi: Ashley Danner, Nicole Willi-
ford. Alpha Xi Delta: Tricia Mallory, Lin-
da Korpusic, Amy Graves, Alpha Omicron
Pi: Elizabeth Neill, Cheryl Mann, Alpha
Phi: Amy Frank, Kelly Joyce, Delta Zeta:
Tabi Graham, Jennifer Piren, Pi Delta:
Kelly Goodman, Jennifer Scarboro, Zeta
Tau Alpha: Amanda Garner, Liz Gibson.
Sigma Sigma Sigma: Katie McCabe
Holly Self, Chi Omega: All of the ne�
PI DELTA SISTERS: Isourcalling
to be pro bowlers? Great job last Tues-
day night! Who would have ever thought
that we could hold a Rush and win a
bowling match al! at the same time?
CONGRATULATIONS TO AL-
PHA PHI Omega Service Fraternity's
Spring '97 Pledge Class. Robin Brown,
Lisa Bullin, Christy Cloud, Stacey Covey,
Jennifer Crow, Erica Dalton, Robin
Evans, Matt Ferguson, Tracie Hertel,
Sarah Movsaw, Tara Meads, Richard
Reinhart, Pam Sanders, Stacy Tillman,
Jon Tyndall, and Tad Venn.
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COUNTY Special Olympics will be
conducting an Athletics (Track & Field)
Coaches Training School on Saturday, Fe-
bruary 1st from 9am - 4pm for all individ-
uals interested in volunteering to coach
Track & Field. We arc also looking for
volunteer coaches in the following sports:
Swimming, Bowling, Gymnastics, Rol-
lerskating, Powerlifting, Volleyball, and
Equestrian. No experience is necessary.
For more information please contact
Dwain Cooper at 830-4844 or Dean Fby
GAMMA BETA PHI THERE will be
a meeting for all members on Tuesday,
March 4 at 6:00 pm in Speight Auditori-
um in the Jenkins Arts Center.
INTERVIEW SKILLS WORK-
SHOPS, SPONSORED by Career
Services, will be held on Fri. Feb 28 at
2:00 pm in the Career Services Building.
Open to all students, especially those
preparing for the job search, the work-
shops are designed to help you learn pro-
fessional techniques in presenting your-
self to employers.
TUES FEB. 25 - Guest Recital,
Elaine Fjnaro, harpsichord, AJ Fletcher
Recital Hall, 8:00 pm Wed Feb. 26 -
Symphonic Band and Concert Band,
Christopher Knighten, Conductor,
Wright Auditorium, 8:00 pm Thurs Feb.
27 - Graduate Recital, David DiMuro,
percussion, AJ Fletcher Recital Hall, 8:00
pm. Fri Feb. 28 - Guest Recital, Ciompi
String Quartet, AJ Fletcher Recital Hall,
2:30 pm. Fri Feb. 28 - Junior Recital,
Raymond J. Al dredge III, percussion, AJ
Fletcher Recital Hall, 7:00 pm Fri Feb.
28 - Jazz At Night, Carroll V Dashiell Jr
Director, The Great Room, Mendenhall
Student Center, 8:00 pm Fri Feb. 28 -
Graduate Recital, Paul Dease, choral con-
ducting, AJ Fletcher Recital Hall, 900
pm Sat March 1 - Senior Recital, Kris-
ten Martin, voice, AJ Fletcher Recital
Hall, 7:00 pm Sat March 1 - Junior Re-
cital, Gary Ryan O'Neal Jr flute, AJ
Fletcher Recital Hall, 9:00 pm Sun
March 2 - East Carolina Symphony
Orchestra, Stephen Blackwelder, Con-
ductor, Wright Auditorium, 3:00 pm Sun
March 2 - Guest Recital, "Videmus
Vivian Taylor, piano, Robert Honeysuck-
er, baritone, Ruth Hamilton, contralto,
Stan Strickland, saxophone with faculty
Louise Toppin, soprano, ECU Steel
Drum Ensemble, Mark Ford, Director, AJ
Fletcher Recital Hall, 8:00 pm Mon
March 3 - Symphonic Wind Ensemble,
Scott Carter, Conductor, Wright Auditor-
ium, 8:00 pm Tucs March 4 - Faculty
Recital, "Chamber Music of Walter S.
Hartley: A 70th Birthday Musical Cele-
bration Mark Taggart, Director, AJ
Fletcher Recital Hall, 8:00 pm Wed
March 5 - Senior Recital, Michael
Murphy, voice, AJ Fletcher Recital Hall,
7:00 pm Wed March 5 - Junior Recital,
Christopher Walter Ellis, violin, AJ
Fletcher Recital Hall, 9:00 pm Thurs
March 6 - Graduate Recital, Mark Pacoe,
organ, Douglas Blackwood, organ First
Presbyterian Church, 1400 South Elm
Street, Greenville, 7:00 pm. For addi-
tional information, call ECU-6851 or the
24-hour hotline at ECU-4370.
SIGN up for aerobics March 3-28 bet-
ween the hours of 9:00am and 6:00pm in
the SRC main office.
RESUME WRITING WORK-
SHOPS: LEARN how to present your
qualifications in writing to get that all-
important interview! Come to Career
Services on Tucs. Feb. 25 at 2:00 pm.
AMA MEETING: THE AMERI-
CAN Marketing Association will be
holding a meeting on Feb. 26 at 6:00 pm
in GCB 1028. Our guest speaker will be
David Hunt from Edward Jones Broker-
age Firm. Come out and learn how to
"Invest In Your Future" & find out about
marketing opportunities. All Majors Wel-
come! You'll be surprised what we're do-
OUR NEXT MEETING WILL be
held on Monday, March 3rd at 5:15pm in
Ragsdale room 130. The society has a
variety of activities and guest at each
meeting. Open To All Majors
BASKETBALL 1-ON-l entry dcad-
line: Register for the 1-on-l basketball
tourney by Feb. 26 at 5:00pm in the SRC
THURS FEB. 20 - FACULTYRe-
cital, Nathan Williams, clarinet, Christo-
pher Ulffers, bassoon with Elizabeth
Norvcll Ulffers, piano, AJ Fletcher Reci-
tal Hall, 8:00 pm. Fri Feb. 21 - Junior
Recital, Leslie Higgerson, violin, Christi-
na McNeeley, bassoon, AJ Fletcher Reci-
tal Hall, 7:00 pm. Sat Feb. 22 - Guest
Recital, Carol Wincenc, flute, with facul-
ty John B. O'Brien, piano, and the ECU
Chamber Orchestra, Stephen Blackweld-
er, Conductor, AJ Fletcher Recital Hall,
8:00 pm. Mon Feb. 24 - Chamber Sing-
ers, Rhonda Fleming, Conductor, AJ
Fletcher Recital Hall, 8:00 pm. Tues
Feb. 25 - Guest Recital, Elaine Furtaro,
harpsichord, AJ Fletcher Recital Hall,
8:00 pm. For additional information, call
ECU-6851 or the 24-hour hotline at
AMA SOCIAL: THE AMERICAN
Marketing Association is having its first
social of the semester at the Sports Pad,
Feb. 27 from 9-11. Come out and min-
gle. You'll be surprised what we're do-
REGISTER FOR ADULT TEN-
NIS lessons: come register for adult
tennis lessons March 3-20 in the SRC
main office from 9:00am 6:00pm.
ORIENTATION TO CAREER
SERVICES - this program will include
information on assistance to graduating
students who are seeking full-time career
positions. There will be instruction on
sc ring up a credentials file, procedures
for campus interviews, and registering
wi.h Career Services. It will be held on
Wed. Feb. 26 at 10:00 am and Mon.
March 3 at 2:00.
EXPLORING JOBS AND CAREER
information on the internet: This is a
hands-on workshop to help vou navigate
the Internet to expand your job search.
It will be held in Joyner Library 104 on
Feb. 27 at 3:30 pm. Call or come by Ca-
reer Services to register since space is
THE NATIONAL PANHELLE-
NIC COUNCIL will be sponsoring a
blood drive at the Mendenhall Student
Center on Thursday, February 27, 1997
from 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm. Please come
out and support. You can save a life.
SIGN UP FOR A BB&TEast Caroli-
na University credit card and get a FREE
t-shirt! When? February 25 (Tuesday)
and February 26 (Wednesday) from 10
am until 1 pm. Where? In front of the
Student Stores. Don't Forget Your Stud-
THE DECISION SCIENCE SO-
CIETY will be having Club Elections on
Wednesday February 26 in GCB 1030 at
5:30 pm. All students are welcome.
THE CAR CAMPER CHEF: come
to the car camper chef workshop on
March 4 from 7:00-8:30pm in the SRC.
Be sure to register by Friday, Feb. 28 at
6:00pm in the SRC main office.
IT'S NO LONGER NECESSARY
to borrow money for college. We can help
you obtain funding. Thousands of
awards available to all students. Imme-
diate qualification 1-800-651-3393.
FREE T-SHIRT $1000 Credit
Card fundraisers for fraternities, sorori-
ties & groups. Any campus organization
can raise up to $1000 by earning a whop-
ping $5.00V1SA application. Call 1-800-
932-0528 cxt. 65 Qualified callers receive
FREE HUSKYLAB PUPPIES TO
loving homes only. Call 946-6346 and
leave message please.
"NEW TREATMENTS FOR DIA-
BETES" March 3, 1997. Free program
sponsored by Pitt Co. Chapter American
Diabetes Association. Gaskin-Leslie
Center next to Pitt Co. Memorial Hospi-
tal @ 7 pm. For more info call 816-5136
8-4 pm Mon-Fri or 1-800-682-9692.
INTERVIEW DURING SPRING
BREAK! American crafts gallery seeks
bright, mature students for summer sales
positions. Photo and resume: PO Box
1036, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 or call
12 Tuatday, February 25. 1997
The East Carolinian
ECU Seniors have
catch rays in style this spring with your
limited edition beach towel!
Free to the first 500 seniors to flash their Purple Pirate
Wednesday, February 26
9:00A.M.Until they're gone
Wright Plaza in front of Student Stores
Sponsored by the ECU Ambassadors and Alumni Association
Welcome the Newest Inductees
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