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JUNE 4,1997
Local company among top ten internship sites
ECU students can gain
valuable experience
Becky ai.lf.y
Editor's note: This is part two of a threr-part series
on internships and the opportunities they provide
One of the greatest experiences a student can
have in college is to do an internship with a
prominent business, and there are many busi-
nesses in the Greenville area that recruit from
the ECU campus.
Northwestern Mutual Life is one of the
many companies that routinely recruits interns
from ECU. Northwestern was recently named
one of the "Top Ten Internships in America"
by the 1997 editions of America's Top
"Our definition of internship is that an
internship is an opportunity for students to
Matt Tomaliwicz of ECU and Jackie Wang of Cornell University are state licensed insurance agents i
working for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance this semester.
sample the careers within the insurance indus-
try said Bill Fleming, district agent for
Northwestern Mutual Life.
Becoming an intern with Northwestern
Mutual Life involves more than filing, typing
memos and being a gopher for the boss.
Interns at Northwestern actually become
licensed insurance agents, sell insurance and
help customers decide what type of insurance
they need.
"We feel like the experience is invaluable to
the interns. They gain sales and business
experiences, networking ties and a better
understanding of finances and insurance
Fleming said.
The internships are available to all under-
graduate and graduate full-time students of
any major.
Each year Northwestern Mutual Life agen-
cies select over 500 students nationwide for
rheir unique internship program. Currently
there are four ECU students interning at the
local agency.
The internship is a year round commitment
and rhe interns are paid commission for every-
thing the sell just like a regular agent.
The company is currently testing a pilot 10-
week program this summer.
The pilot program involves the students
working full-time for 10 weeks and they
receive a $1000 stipend at the end, along with
commission on their sells throughout.
"It is a tremendous advantage for students
to do an internship Fleming said, "I've had
many former interns say that having our intern-
ship on their resume helped them get a job
over other applicants
Fleming said having a sales-type internship
is a big advantage because people in the busi-
ness industry know how difficult it is to sell
insurance so they know che student has a lot of
drive and ambition.
Since the intern program began in 1967,
over 3,000 college agents have gone on to
choose life insurance sales as a career.
Fleming said approximately one-third of
the interns make a career with Northwestern
Mutual Life. He also said that those agents
who were interns have the best career track
and in their first year as a full-time agent, they
have a 50 percent higher success rate.
Any students who would like to know more
about the Northwestern Mutual Life College
.Agent program should contact Jeff Mahoney at
355-7700 or stop by the agency at 217
Commerce St.
University receives on-line African
art collection
An anonymous donor has given ECU one of the most extensive collec-
tions of .African an in the Southeastern U.S university officials
announced on May 9.
Among plans for the collection is the creation of a "gallery without
walls an interactive displav that vill provide access to the art objectN
via the Internet, according to Mike Dorsey, dean of the School of Art.
The extensive collection�nearly 1,000 pieces�consists primarily of
functional and ceremonial pieces from the western and southern regions
of Africa. Linique examples of fetish figures and a rare type of double-
faced helmet maskheaddress are part of the collection, along with cer-
emonial masks, animal headdresses, figures, weapons and instruments.
"The quality of the pieces is exceptional said Dorsey, who
announced the gift to the Board of Trustees. "This collection is the
quality of one that you would see in the Smithsonian
Dorsey said the donor decided to give the sizable collection to ECU
after seeing how the university handled the African art donated by Dr.
James W. Lankton, a Winston-Salem physician, in 1995. Lankton's 150-
piece collection is from the Kuba kingdom in central Zaire.
"As with the Lankton collection, we plan to use these pieces to
teach, to further our curriculum Dorsey said. "This isn't just about art.
We want people to be able to learn more about .African culture�the
region's history; societal issues, even music�from these art objects
In order to teach as many people as possible, and to bring the
school's two extensive .African art collections together for viewing and
study. Dorsey and his colleagues devised the gallerv without walls in
cooperation with the university's Computing and Information Systems
W Wavne Godwin, a School of Art facultv member who teaches com-
puter-aided design, will direct the gallery without walls. Plans for this
interactive exrit include rotating objects and information screens tar-
geted to different viewers.
"In rhis way, we can attract an elementary school student and an
African art scholar to the same exhibit. They can each 'click on' what
they're interested in Dorsey said.
Dorsey said this collection and the gallery without walls will create
new opportunities for ECU, art patrons and scholars. "The possibilities
onlv start with this exhibit
Some of the pieces included in the anonymous gift to the university are fetish pieces and double faced
headdresses. University officials are planning to include the pieces in a "gallery without walls The collec-
tion, along with the Lankton collection, will be able to be viewed via the Internet.
McVeigh verdict begins healing process
'This brings some peace' -
McVeigh verdict gives
nation chance to heal
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - One by one, the fam-
ilies lined up at the slippery elm that had out-
lived the Oklahoma City bombing to nourish it
with water representing tears they had shed for
the dead.
Some poured all they had, symbolizing the
grief they had resolved. Others sprinkled only a
few drops; some tears will never be forgotten.
Slowly, the ground beneath the tree became
"I really feel like I can go on with my life
now said Dan McKinney, whose wife, Linda,
and niece, Shellv, were killed in the blast on April
19, 1995.
ters of his
bottle of
water at the
base of the
tall, leafy
tree" that
street from where the Alfred P.
Murrah building was reduced to
rubble. He thought he might
drink the rest.
"That way it'll always be with
me he said.
Relatives of the 168 people
who lost their lives gathered
here Monday night, hours after
the nation learned that Timothy
McVeigh, a 29-year-old Gulf War
veteran, had been convicted of
murder and conspiracy.
Now the nation will wait
again as jurors decide whether McVeigh w ill
be sentenced to die for the deadliest act of
terrorism in the United States.
The verdict brought cheers here and at
the federal courthouse in Denver, where
McVeigh had been on trial since April 24.
After U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch
left the bench, one man in the courtroom
raised both fists over his head. People
embraced and burst into tears.
Rudy Guzman, whose brother. Marine
Capt. Randy Guzman, died in the bombing,
stood sobbing outside the courthouse:
"There's no relief at all
In Washington, President Clinton said it
was "a very important and long overdue day
for the survivors and families of those who
died in Oklahoma City But he, too,
acknowledged that no verdict can end the
"This brings some peace
said Deloris Watson, whose
grandson was severely
injured in the building's day
care center. "But my P.Js
lungs are no better than
when the explosion
occurred. This will remain
with us for as long as we
Aren Almon, whose 1-year-
old daughter, Baylee. died in
the blast and was carried
from the building by a firefighter in one of
the most heartbreaking images of the cata-
strophe, offered her thanks to the jury.
"I don't think they're going to regret this.
They made the right decision. He was guilty.
I hope he'll get the death penalty she said.
Baylee was one of 19 children who per-
The attention now is on the penalty for
McVeigh. Like Ms. Almon, many said he
should be shown no mercy.
"I don't think the conventional methods
should be used. I think they should ampu-
tate his legs without anesthesia and shove
bamboo rods up his leg said a tearful
William Baay, a rescue worker who had sifted
through the shattered concrete and glass and
twisted metal.
"He killed my son and he's not human
now said Charles Tomlin, who lost his son,
Ricky. "He's an animal. Only an animal can
do what he did
Inside his small, ranch-style house in
Pendleton, N.Y McVeigh's father, William,
quietly watched the verdict on television.
Nearby was his daughter, Jennifer, who
described her brother's anti-government fer-
vor to jurors.
In a statement, they asked for prayers on
Timothys behalf: "Even though the jury has
fund Tim guilty, we still love him very
much and intend to stand by him no matter
what happens
James Nichols, the brother of co-defen-
dant Terry Nichols, said the trial proved
nothing. He accused the government of a
"They've made accusations, Terry and
Tim done this, and Terry and Tim done that,
but they've backed it up with no evidence
he told reporters outside his fatm in Decker,
Mich. "Those jurors had a lot of pressure on
them: 'What do we do?' .And public pressure
changes peoples' minds
Evidence of the bomb's destruction still
stood around those who came to the flower-
bedecked fence surrounding the bomb site.
The steel skeletons of nearby buildings
ripped apart by the blast are rusting with
exposure. In other buildings, gaping holes
remain where shattered windows have not
been replaced.
the federal
once stood,
nothing is
left but an
expanse of
grass. '
water contin-
ued to trick-
le onto the
su rvivors'
"It feels
good said
Amy Stiers,
whose step-
mother and
cousin lost
their lives.
"We've had two years of sad times. Today is
Jennifer Walker said the day was emo-
tional but nothing like learning that her
father, David, had died in the blast.
"I am taking this one day at a time until
he gets final justice she said of McVeigh.
"That's when God gets him
Though a number of minority
students currently reside at the
complex, the management at
Players Club apartments has
stood accused of creating an
environment targeted toward
middle to upper-class white resi-
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toward black applicants and
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ECU faculty attend conference in Italy
Eight members of the ECU faculty were in Italy May 21-23, to attend the
third ECU-University of Ferrara conference on Renaissance Studies at the
Ferrara campus. The conference alternates each spring between Greenville
and the Ferrara campuses.
This year's conference focused on Francesco Patrizi da Cherso, a 16th
century Italian philosopher. The ECU professors presented papers at the
conference about the philosopher and about the age in which he lived.
Those participating in the program included Anthony Papalas and Bodo
Nischan of the department of history, Eugene Ryan of the department of
philosophy Martin Schwarz of foreign languages and literatures, Lawrence
Hough of political science, Lillian Robinson of English, and Christopher
Ulffers and Bret Watson of the School of Music.
Greenville natives named to ASU's Honors Lists
Several students from Greenville have been named to the honor roll at
Appalachian State University.
Two students were named to the Chancellor's List, which requires a 3.85
CPA for at least 12 credit hours. They were Jennifer Lynn Colardo, majoring
in communication disorders, and Katherine Elise McPherson, majoring in
child development.
In order to be named to the Dean's List, a student must have a 3.45 GPA
for 12 to 14 credit hours or a 3.25 for 15 or more credit hours. Those students
were Leslie Lynn Bartlett in biology, Jennifer Rebecca Curry in foods and
nutrition, and Sarah Marie Dutton for communications.
ECU study reports RX drugs
too costly for many retirees
Sociologist Jim Mitchell and anthropologist Holly Mathews, both with the
ECU Center on Aging, collected information from over 600 eastern North
Carolina residents aged 66 and older. Mitchell and Mathews found that more
than 30 percent of the people who take prescription drugs have difficulty
paying for them.
Medicare, the federal health insurance program for older adults, does not
pay for prescription drugs, and Medicaid, the federal program that pays for
health care for people who are financially needy, pays only after a large
deductible is met.
The ECU researchers said 10 percent of the older people who have diffi-
culty paying for their drugs borrow money from family members or have rel-
atives pay for their prescriptions. About 15 percent keep their expenses
down by taking less medicine than prescribed or by going without their med-
ications altogether.
The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research of the National
Institutes of Health funded the study.
Mitchell, the primary investigator on the project, will present the results
in June at the meeting of the Association for Health Services Research in
For more information, contact Jim Mitchell or Holly Mathews at the ECU
Center on Aging, (919)816-2793.
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Morton criticized for shopping center development
SUGAR MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) - A conservationist long admired for pre-
serving Grandfather Mountain is being criticized as an environmental hyp-
ocrite because of a shopping center he built.
The shopping center, with a supermarket and a combined fast-food
restaurant and gas station, is built on 17 acres on the north side of the
mountain, which sits in the middle of the state's premier skiing resorts.
Next to the center, Morton and a business partner plan to build hotels,
condominiums and apartments on 80 acres, leaving the remaining three
acres as green space between the development and the country club, which
Morton also built.
Morton says he's mystified that the country club community residents
are fussing about fewer than 100 acres along a heavily traveled intersection
between Boone and Banner Elk when, four years ago, he sold or gave up
development rights to 800 acres surrounding the property.
Man who rented apartment from judge files suit
RALEIGH (AP) - A Wake County Superior judge is being sued for alleged-
ly striking a tenant with his car during an argument.
Jean-Pierra Mwamba is seeking $30 million dollars in damages from
Judge Stafford Bullock. The case went to court Monday on Bullock's
motion for dismissal, but proceedings were delayed 60 days so Mwamba
can get a lawyer.
Mwamba rented an apartment from Bullock but was evicted in 1993.
He sued Bullock over the eviction, bur a judge threw out the case.
In his lawsuit, Mwamba says he encountered the judge in February of
last year in a fast-food parking lot. He claims the judge got into his
Mercedes-Benz and struck Mwamba five times in the legs. Police did not
charge Bullock.
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Remember your first time on a college campus? Fterhaps it was when you were in high
school or maybe even younger. Did you feel lost? Did someone give you the wrong direc-
tions? Wire you confused? It wasn't a good feeling, was it? So why would you want to do the
same thing to someone else?
For most of us, orientation was the first time we stayed on a college campus. W: were all
doubtful, uncertain and scared. Ws didn't know if we would make friends, get the classes
we wanted or get in the clubs we wanted. Our stomachs were full of butterflies and our
minds were a wreck. But, at the same time, we were excited and ready to leave home, anx-
ious for this new period in our life.
This week marks the beginning of ECU's freshman orientation and, for many, this is the
beginning of a whole new world, full of opportunities and chances to have fun. Some stu-
dents will be more than ready, eager and full of potential, yet others will be scared to death
in fear that they will not fit in. We all know that fitting in is very important when you are a
freshman and the hat thing you want to do is embarrass yourself.
So why dorft we, ECU upperclasamen, doour very best to make sure that their transition
from high school to college goes smoothly? Ws are mature and capable of acting like the
adults that we are, so when we see them walking along like a group of tourists carrying their
little white bags we need to be polite, caring and willing to give them our support. And
when they ask for directions don't tell them, "There is no such place as Mendenhall here
at ECU; you must be crazy or "College Hill? Do you mean Chapel Hill? There's nothing
but Pirates here; you are at the wrong school
We don't always remember what it was like our first time at college and how badly we
wanted to make a good impression. So let's be on our best behavior and treat the freshmen
as we would want to be treated - as human beings, not like little rugrats in the way.
Pretty soon we will be once again entering a new stage in our lives leaving college and
moving into the real world. Ws are going to have a boss above us and maybe subordinates
beneath us. Vfe don't want a boss to treat us like an imbecile and we can't treat our subor-
dinates that way if we want them to work for us. So when you see these freshmen walking
around in great confusion, try to think about how you would feel on your first day at a new
Lefties deserve equality in a right world
Equality: 1 demand it for myself and
expect it for others. fet, from the
time I wake to the time 1 go to sleep,
I encounter inequalities. These
inequalities occur in everyday items
that most people take for granted.
Writing, eating driving a cat, using a
computer, and even playing sports
present some sort of problem to peo-
ple in with my handicap. People like
myself are discriminated against, all
because we use our left hand more
than our right.
Imagine you are driving down a
two-lane highway and a bus full of
nuns suddenly swerves into the right
lane (your lane). The natural reac-
tion for right-handed people is to
pull with their right hand, thus dri-
ving off on to the shoulder of the
road. A leftie's natural reaction is
the opposite, pull with the left-hand
and swerve into oncoming traffic,
malting the six-o'clock news.
Research has shown left-handed
people are more prone to accident
than their right-handed brethren.
The evidence for lefties being acci-
dent prone is everywhere. An
extremely good example is skill
saws. Skill saws have a protective
steel guard on the left side. The
guard is there to prevent a right-
handed person from separating a
hand from his or her body. A left-
handed person who uses the saw
with his or her left hand could very
well lose some vital organs along
with the hand.
Writing poses a big problem for
the left-handed individual. Left-
handed people have to write back-
wards, from left to right. Consider
most ink does not dry instantly.
Many a time I have looked at my
pinkie to see it has turned blue or
black because of the ink Right-
handed people have the extra tew
seconds that the ink dries before
their hands touch the ink on the
next line.
Even computers are designed for
right-handed people. Look at com-
puters, especially the ones on cam-
pus. The mouse is almost always
located on the right side. You can try
to move the mouse, but look what
happens, Rw a right handed person
their first finger is usually the one
that does the clicking. With the
mouse on the left-hand 3ide the ring
finger now does the clicking As if
that were not bad enough, look at
the key configuration of the key-
board. The right-hand side is where
two of the most commonly used
keys are located, the backspace and
As late as 1946, left-handed peo-
ple were considered to be awkward,
messy, unusual, prone to criminality
and often mentally and physically
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Statisticians report average U.S.
households watch over six hours of
television daily. Personally. I don't
know any average U.S. households. I
suspect Martha Stewart's may he. At
anv rate, that's six hours of ogling a
dav. We watch ER. Baywatch,
Seinfeld. We know the characters'
lives better than we know the lives
of real people.
But what happens to our
generation, which grew up literally
spending more time watching TV
than communicating with family,
watching silicon-injected, cucum-
brously cool, characters, saving lives
or falling tropically in love? What
happens when we watch tons of TV
which affects nearly every aspect of
life, from deodorant soap, to what
we look for in a spouse? Problem is
most of us don't reali.e the deep
effect of TV; or if we do realize, we
don't really care (the TV as indiffer-
ent living room furniture syn-
Why has this generation
seen a spike in the number of cases
of clinical depression? Why has the
divorce rate rocketed since 1950?
Because Joe Briefcase watches
six hours of good looking, sinistcrly
charming people living extraordi-
nary lives. Then Joe looks at his own
life and says, "My wife isn't nearly
that good looking or 'All I do is sell
insurance or real estate or teach ele-
mentary kids etc Ironically, what
does Joe do? Does he go out and
save lives or meet gorgeous people?
I think it's safe to say that in most
cases, no. He plops down for anoth-
er six hours, and whether conscious
of it or not, subtly feels even worse
about himself. It's a vicious, self-
deprecating cycle that 250 million
Americans subject themselves to
defective. Even today left-handed
people have stigmas attached to
them. Try shaking someone's hand
with your left and see what happens.
Southpaw, back-handed and back-
wards are names for us. In the day
and age of political correctness we
prefer side-challenged. Research
has been done which shows that
left-handed people die before right-
handed people. Lefties might die
anywhere from five to nine years
before right-handed people.
The upside to being left-handed
is we are tend to be gifted as chil-
dren. A very good oumpk of this is
looking at the past presidents and
candidates. Presidents Ford,
Reagan, Bush, Clinton are all left-
handed. Candidates for the presi-
dency that are left-handed are Dole
and Perot.
We are not asking for much. All
we are asking is for equality As a
minority, thirteen percent of the
population is left-handed; we are
entitled to the same rights and priv-
ileges as others. Some of those
rights include: more left-handed
desks placed throughout the class-
room - not just in the back, allowing
left-handed people to play polo and
jala, and watching a right-handed
person try to drive a manual shift car
that came from Britain, where they
drive on the left side of the road.
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The Activist's
Ellyn Bache
Tie Artwist's Daughter traces a young
woman's journey to self-realiration
during the Civil Rights struggles of
the 1960s. Born to a P��'on�"
activist, Beryl Rosinsky rebels against her mother by choosing to attend UNC
Chapel Hill, a - gasp - Southern University "We Shall Overcome" drifts out
Sei against the backdrop of Chapel Hill lJ JJ' nrrTcomina of age
of familiar campus hangouts teKJmg
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thTway of satisfying self-discovery except the possibility of change.
The tradition of fine arts at ECU continues at Gray
Art Gallerv with the showing of The Atlanta Star�
An Olympic Forest, Koiean Poster Design exhibition,
beginning Thursday night at 5 p.m. witha recep-
tion at the Gray Gallery in the Jenkins Fine Arts
Center. , . ,
This series of 26 paintings was used as a model
for the installation of The Atlanta Star, 26 stat-
uettes that line the entrance of the Olympic circle
in Atlanta. These statuettes arc a creation by cele-
brated Spanish artist Cristobul Gabarron and rep-
resent the political, social and athlenc aspects of a
particular Olvmpic game from the 18 Athens
games through the 1996 Atlanta games.
The ECU School of Art is proud to present this
poster design exhibition, which will be available for
viewing at the Grav Art Galley at Fifth and Jams
from June 5 through June 27. This exhibition hon-
ors the founding of the Leroy T. Walker
International Human Performance Center at LCU.
In talking to Gil Leebrick, director at Gray Art
Gallery, one can sense his excitement for this col-
lection. He feels it's an ambitious undertaking tor
anv artist to trv and capture the Olympic spirit in
art He describes this collection as bright and col-
orful, a moving collection that -captures the feeling
of an athletic event
The Korean Poster Design Exhibition is curated
bv Mee Wha Lee, professor of art at the University
of Wisconsin, and it is organized by Richard S
Thornton, professor of art at the University of
Connecticut. The exhibition promises to be an
energetic mix of traditional and contemporary art.
The gallery's summer hours are Monday
through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 10
to 11:30 a.m. Parking for the reception is avaifcblc
in the lot bv the Mamie Jenkins Building behind
Jenkins Fine Art Center. Metered parking can be
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What do you get when you take one
part Blade Runner, mix it with one
part Die Hani, add a little Star Wars
and The Adventures of But karoo Bataat
flavoring, and spice the entire recipe
with French pisoazz? In lesser hands,
the result would be an indigestible
mess, but such is not the case with
Luc Besson's latest creation, 'Ihe Fifth
FJement, a film that does not live up
to hopeful expectations but still
manages to be a fun ride.
Besson's reputation as an accom-
plished filmmaker has steadily been
growing over the past few years. His
French actionspy flick, la Femme
Nikita garnered enough attention
that Hollywood lud to get a piece of
the pie by producing a lame
American remake known as Point of
No Return. And in a time when the
likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and
Sylvester Stallone were deflating the
action genre, Besson breathed fresh
life into it with a small, quirky treat
called The Professional.
When word leaked out that
Besson's next feature would be a sci-
ence fiction film, fans and industry
insiders immediately set up high
expectations. People were envision-
ing grand results, something that
would boggle the mind and establish
new standards for an entire genre.
Considering Besson kept the film s
plot in sccrecv from everyone, espe-
cially the press. The Fifth FJement
seemed destined to be the biggest
thing to happen to science fiction
cinema since George Lucas' mytho-
logical dream about a boy and a
galaxv finallv became reality.
The result, alas, does not meet
those grand expectations. The Fifth
Element is Besson's childhood dream
come true, and it is a worthy dream
filled, at times, with astonishing
moments. But the plot is nothing
worth hiding from the press. Sadly
enough, the story (co-wntten by
Besson and Robert Mark Karmcn) is
about as simplistic as the plot in The
last World.
Here's what the pitch would
sound like coming from a producer:
"It's the future, you set, and this,
um, ancient prophecy states that,
uh, the world will be destroyed by.
er, um Evil! Yeah, that'll do. Thi
big, fierv ball of Evil will come " n
to Earth and kill everyone unless
The Fifth Element comes at you with guns Blazing but a plot that's not so hot.
uh unless something has to stop
it. What could that lie? Water? No.
Air? Nope. Wind? Naw, that's bonng.
Fire? Too easv. I got it! A fifth ele-
ment, one that can't be explained
because it's beyond our human com-
prehension. That way we won't have
to explain anything.
Okav, now chat we've got the
;r ' we need the hero.
auuic tough, yet human.
Someoi. "in a $20
million opening. Bruce Willis! Okay,
give him a love interest who figures
prominently in the plot, a couple of
goofv sidekicks for comic relief, and
one nasty villain who'll steal the
show. Get Gary Oldman's agent on
the phone now
My point to all of this is that Ine
Fifth FJement. as fun as it may be, is,
when vou break it down, just a main-
stream Hollywood blockbuster
Swingers is money
Even if you are new to ECU and the
Emerald Citv, you may have noticed
a certain lacking in the way of diver-
sity of the new films that come to
town. This column, started by a for-
mer Lifestyle editor, seeks to make
you aware or further inform you
about movies recently released on
video that never made it to
I have no desire to repeatedly
debate whether or not Greenvilie has
an adequate choice of movies. You
may think the selection is just
peachv. I simply hope to suggest
alternatives. The reviews in this col-
umn will be mostly positive. If the
movie was horrible, why would any-
one care if it was one of the "ones
that got away?"
Swingers mav sound like some sort
of "70s porno flick, but it actually
explores male-female relationships
(sexual or otherwise) in the late "90s
from the perspective of a bunch of
guys living in I.os Angeles who think
they're modem day Rat Packers. The
film even begins to the croon of
Dean Martin's "You're Nobody 'Til
Somebody Loves You Hell, there s
even a special cameo from Sammy
Davis Jrs glass eye. Not really, but a
guy can wish, can't he?
Jon Favreau (Batman Forever,
PCO wrote, co-produced and stars
in Swingers. Favreau is currently most
visible on Friends, where he plays
Monica's millionaire boyfriend who
wants to win the Ultimate Fighting
Championship. Don't we all? Favreau
does an superb job of playing Mike, a
struggling comedian who can't get
over the girlfriend he left behind in
New York. The girls he meets at bars
and parties just don't compare to his
girlfriend, he savs. He's tired of
spending his time "trying to talk to
some girl whose eyes are darting
around to see if there's someone else
she shouid be talking to while he's
just supposed to be "happy shes
wearing a backpack
Mike's friend Trent, played by
Vince Vaughn (Lost World: Juram
Park, Rudy), tries to convince him
that he's money If you're going to
enjoy Stringers, you have to interpret
the pseudo-Rat Pack lingo. "Money
simply means cool. All attractive
women in swinger-land are "babies.
Guys can be baby: "You're money,
Trent convinces Mike to go to Las
Vegas, the swinger capital of the
world. They stroll into a casino
dressed to the T, acting like high
rollers. They are quickly humbled,
demoted to the "freak" blackjack
table. Trent does convince a waitress
to meet up with them after she gets
off work and to bring a friend. Mike,
Trent and the two girls end up at the
waitress' trailer. Trent and the wait-
ress are about to go at it, and Mike
and the other girl prepare to get busy.
But Mike can't go through with it
because thoughts of his girlfriend
loom heavy. He has to call her.
However, the phone is in the room
where Trent and the waitress arc. He
calls his girlfriend, but there's no
answer. No one gets any. The new
day on their way back to LA Mike
apologizes to Trent for ruining his
chances, but Trent downplays it all,
telling Mike that he really didn't like
Sunday has always been traditionally
a day of rest, a time to recover from
the weekend and prepare for the
upcoming week. However, this past
Sunday was a day of music as eight
up-and-coming artists played Walnut
Creek Amphitheater as part of the
G-105 Big Shindig. .
While the show's lineup of eight
popular new rock artists was well-
planned, the flaw of the show was
mediocre publicity. Since the show
was sponsored by G-105, a radio sta-
tion in Raleigh, no other radio sta-
tions advertised the show, and fans
outside the Triangle were left to
other sources for info.
Still, the show ended up being a
sell-out and, despite bad weather
forecasts, the Creek stayed mostly
filled for the entire day. Of course,
some people came and went as their
favorite bands were playing, but that
proved to be their loss as each band
played to their full potential.
Due to a ticket problem I missed
the first two acts, Shawn Colvin and
Duncan Sheik. However, I do know
that the powers-that-be must have
been worried about staying on
schedule, because Sheik got cutoff
partway through his last song. The
Third act of the day was the always
energetic Poe. After having a decent
Cwbov Mouth proved a tough act to follow this weekend at the G-105 Big Shindig
atW2SSt� Barenaked Ladies. Poe and The Verve Pipe also played.
hit with "I Want To Kill You Poe
was received warmly by the fans who
had arrived in time for her set.
Unfortunately despite an excellent
performance by her cellist, Poc's set
was disjointed at best. The music of
each instrument didn't seem to fit
together and her lyrics seemed
strained. She did give the crowd one
highlight though, as during her sec-
ond song she jumped the barricade
and ran through the crowd stopping
at a group of fans to body-surf for a
minute before returning to the
After Poc's set, the dark clouds
above opened up and no seat was
safe from the rain. While the lawn
crowd got the worse of it, strong
winds blew the rain under the roof as
far as the stage and got fans every-
where wet. However, the rain
stopped soon enough and no one
seemed to mind the cooling shower
too much.
Third Eve Blind took the stage as
the rains stopped and delivered what
ended as a decent performance.
.After a rough start that didn't look
promising, they improved song by
song until the end, having won a few
new fans over.
Local favorites Cravin Melon
were up next and were introduced as
"those guys that most of you know
from fraternitv parties everywhere;
Doug, Jimbo, J.J and Rick.
Cravin Melon Playing mostly
songs off their most recent CD,
Cravin provided the Shindig withits
most musically sound set. The
crowd was receptive to all the songs
but went ballist;c when the band
kicked into their single "Come
This frenzy continued when they
ended their set with "Sweet Tea
One group on the lawn had even
made a banner saying "Drink Sweet
Tea and the band, after ending the
song, decided to let the crowd have
some participation. "It's not often
we play for 20,000 people said
Cravin's singer Doug Jones. "Lets
see how this sounds with you
singing The band then did one
more chorus of "Sweet Tea" with the
fans singing.
Recent MTV darlings the Verve
Pipe were up next and delivered a
powerful performance. You would
never expect the band to sound like
they did mcrerv from their hit, The
Freshmen Their performance
belied their slow hit by being simply
fast and loud. The band ripped
through song after song before end-
ing with an excellent rendition of
"The Freshmen
Up next was the Louisiana-based
quartet of Cowboy Mouth. Starting
their show with "This Little Light of
Mine they informed the crowd
from the beginning that they were
here to make the audience feel good.
Their blend of country, rock and
Man in Black hits Myrtle Beach
If anvone had told me a year ago that
I would become a country music fan,
I would have laughed in their face.
There was no way I could go from
Jane's Addiction and Fishbone to
Hank Williams and Patsy Cline. But
it happened. And once I was bitten
by the twang bug there was no look-
ing back. This brings me to
Saturdav night, May 31 at the new-
House of Blues in Myrtle Beach
where the man in black himself,
Johnny Cash, rocked out for almost
three hours.
I knew it would be a great night
the instant I saw the House of
Blues. Built in the likeness nf an old
rusty tin shack, it has the charm of a
juke joint with the excitement of a
rock n' roll club. The inside is just as
awe inspiring with its wide, wood
planked floors and New Orleans
srvle decorations.
At ten o'clock the patchwork
quilt curtain slowly opened as
Johnnv Cash's four piece band
picked it up with a medley of his
best known songs. Finally, the man
in black strutted and bopped out on
stage to start out the night with
"Folsom Prison Blues
The crowd was great! They
danced, sang along and kept the yee
ha-ing to a minimum. One tie-dye
clad voung man even hopped up on
stage to give Johnny a hug, but was
quicklv accosted bv security and led
outside. At the start of the second
song, the tall ebony draped figure
showed he was there to get down to
business as he took off his jacket and
rolled up his sleeves, ready for a
night of blues rock and the sad songs
of convicts and coal miners that
countrv music is made of. The third
song siowed the pace a little. The
backdrop faded to black as Johnny
stood with only a spotlight, strum-
ming his guitar and crooning in his
distinctive baritoned-bass voice, "1
had beer for breakfast, but it vvasn t
enough, so I had another The
audience roared with cheers and
laughter (I guess a few of them
could identifv with this lync), and
the band struck it up again for a few
more rockin' songs.

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Unfortunately for the Barenaked
Ladies, this rmiJe for a tough act to
follow. The Ladies came out and
played their best and delivered a good
show, but it couldn't compare with
the energy of Cowboy Mouth.
However, the Ladies were the most
diverse group of the day as they
blended reggae, rap, lounge, big band
and rock together for a sound that was
truly unique to the day's perfor-
One nice thing about the Shindig,
was the fact that the artists were also
the fans. Cravin' Melon bassist J.J.
Bowers commented that he would
like to see the Verve Pipe perform,
while the Verve Pipe watched every-
one perform from their seats in the
pavilion. Poe's band came out to sign
autographs, and Duncan Sheik tried
to watch Third Eye Blind in between
signing autographs from the pavilion.
In all, the Shindig featured eight
great bands that seemed to care more
for the fans than for themselves at
time. Don't you wish all shows were
like that?
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The ending, for example, is so typical
that I almost expected to hear Sting
singing "Love is the Fifth Element"
when the credits started rolling.
But, once you accept it for what it
is, Besson's dream is as enjoyable and
invigorating as anything you're likely
to see this summer.
Bruce Willis plays the same char-
acter he does in a!i his action films
(the down-on-my-luck, my-wife-has-
left-me, ex-specialistsuper cop who
is pulled reluctantly back into
action). But nobody plays that part
better than Willis. With his narrowly
slit eyes and weathered face, Willis
always allows his characters to act
without hesitation or apology. Willis is
one of the few action actors who can
add just the right amount of nastiness
to his heroes without obliterating the
essential heroic qualities. The most
interesting good guys are always the
ones who have a little bad in them.
On the flip side, nobody does bad
guy better than Gary Oldman. While
his performance as the evil Zorg
(That's right, his name is Zorg) may
be a bit over-the-top, it's still a classic
performance. If Oliver Stone ever
does the filmography of Ross Ferot,
Oldman's tailor-made for the role.
The shining star in this galaxy
though, is Milla Jovovich, who plays a
central role as Leeloo (I won't give
away what exactly her role is,
although it's not really too hard to
guess). Sure, she's beautiful and
physically impressive, but her real
strength lies in her acting. She gives a
wonderful performance that com-
mands the screen. In many ways, the
film would severely be lacking with-
out Jovovich.
Other worthwhile elements
include Eric Serra's music, Jean-Paul
Gautier's costume designs, and, of
course, the visual effects (This film
must be seen on the big screen sim-
ply for a shot in which Leeloo leaps
off a towering skyscraper into the
claustrophobic metropolis of the
Besson's film is constantly good,
even poetic at moments, but it suf-
fers from a disjointed focus. Besson
seems to almost be making three
films at once here. He has a visually
stunning space opera, a standard
action flick, and a nutty slapstick
comedy all clamoring for attention.
While this does not allow for a mod-
em day masterpiece, Besson manages
to keep The Fifth Element in an ener-
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the girl much anyway.
This segment of the movie is
important to understanding the char-
acters of Mike and Trent. In most
movies, the cocky Trent character
would have been a one-dimensional
jerk. Trent is arrogant and over confi-
dent, but he cares about his friends,
and Mike needs him. Both actors are
real-life friends, which is very appar-
ent in the film.
The supporting cast (Ron
Livingston, Patrick Van Horn, Alex
Desert) is also excellent. Livingston's
character is passed up for the role of
Goofy at Disneyland for an applicant
with more "theme park experience
Van Horn is Sue: "His dad was a big
Johnny Cash fan
Director Doug Liman does a great
job of capturing the spirit of the Rat
Pack wannabes. Amazingly, the only
previous film he directed is Getting In,
a '90s Andrew McCarthy movie.
What? There is a hilarious scene
where the five guys are gathered
around talking about modem cinema
and how Quentin Tarantino rips of
Martin Scoresese. This is followed
with Stringers ripping off Reservoir
Dogs and GoodFellas as the characters
head to the cars in slow motion.
Watch Swingers immediately.
You'll recognize these characters and
the situations. Dig the soundtrack. I
promise afterwards you'll want to
drink some of that Gengirry Glen Ross
scotch and listen to old blue eyes.
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on break, his son, John Carter Cash,
who was backing up his dad on
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All in all, the concert was fantas-
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The East Carolinian
Take precautions in summer heat
Whitley, Greene head list of no-shows
CHARLOTTE (AP) - The no-shows overshadowed the participants as the
Carolina Panthers opened two weeks of formal offseason workouts.
Curtis Whitley, Kevin Greene. Shawn King and Brian Gragert were
among the missing as the defending NFC West champions worked out
Monday afternoon in the first of nine voluntary coaching sessions. 1 He last
session next Tuesday will be followed by a three-day mimcamp, at which
attendance is mandatory.
The absences of Gragert and King weren't surprises. Gragert is punting
overseas in the World League of American Football. King a reserve defen-
sive end last year, was suspended for Carolina's two playoff games for repeat-
edly missing team meetings. He subsequently sought treatment for drug
and alcohol abuse and, as a result, could face sanctions from the Nr�b.
The only two other Carolina veterans who are under contract but did not
attend Monday's practice were Greene, the NFLs sacks leader last year, and
Whitley, who has had repeated alcohol-related troubles.
Coach Dom Capers raised the possibility that Whitley was again having
off-field problems, saying the former starting center was subject to NFL
aC Capers refused to elaborate on his statement. League spokesman Greg
Aiello, reached by telephone at NFL headquarters in New brk, would not
comment when asked whether Whitley had missed mandatory unne tests or
violated other terms of his most recent NFL sanctions.
Carolina Hurricanes open corporate office
MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Hurricanes have opened their
corporate offices in North Carolina.
Team officials moved in Monday.
Coach Paul Maurice says it's nice to have a place to call home again. And
General Manager Jim Rutherford said the franchise hasn't had stability the
last couple of years but "Now, you can see a little light at the end of the tun-
Magic owner DeVos undergoes heart transplant
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Orlando Magic owner Richard DeVbs was recover-
ing yesterday from heart transplant surgery, a team spokesman and the fam-
The transplant was completed Monday night and DeVbs was in stable
condition, said Alex Martins, a Magic spokesman.
�The procedure was successfulhe said. .
DeVbs' family said in a release that he would remain hospitalized at least
two to three weeks. He also might have to spend three to four months liv-
ing near the hospital for post-transplant monitoring, the MMKM
Martins refused to say where the surgery took place, although DeVbs had
been waiting in London for several months for the transplant. The family
would say only thatthe surgery .curred "at one of the world s top-rated
transplant facilities e .
DeVos, 71, is co-founder of Amwav Corp. in Ada, Mich and one ot the
Republican Party's biggest contributors. In April, he gave $1 million to the
GOP, one of the largest contributions ever by an individual donor.
Slaney says drug test flawed and discrimatory
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Marv Slaney filed a complaint with the U.S.
Olympic Committee, claiming the drug test that prompted her suspension
was flawed and discriminates against women.
The USOC, in turn, demanded that USA Track & Field, the sport s
national governing body, respond by Fridcy, either by scheduling a hearing or
taking other action.
Lawyers for Slanev and two other Americans suspended by the interna-
tional federation for alleged drug use spoke by conference call yesteray with
USOC executive director Dick Schultz, who said the main concern was
resolving the cases before next week's national championships.
"We are following our normal procedures, to try to get this resolved,
Schultz said. "We want to see if it's resolvable between the athletes and
their (federation) � . , . .
Schultz said that, if Slaney, hurdler Sandra Farmer-Patnck and another
unidentified athlete could not settle their dispute with USA Track & held,
their next step would be hearings before the Amencan Arbitration
Association. He said they also could take their cases to court.
Schultz also criticized the International Amateur Athletic Federation,
track's worldwide governing body, for suspending the three Americans
before their national federation had acted.
Group alleges 25 schools discriminate
against female athletes
WASHINGTON (AP) - Heather Whittaker knows all about federal laws
protecting female athletes from discrimination. But the Bngham Young
University volleyball player says her school hasn't violated any.
"No one has ever complained about there being a lack of scholarships in
the women's department said the senior, who did a class paper on the ath-
letic department's compliance with federal discrimination laws. She is also
on full scholarship at the Utah university.
The National Women's Law Center thinks differently
The Washington-based center filed complaints Monday with the
Education Department's office for civil rights accusing 25 colleges and uni-
versities, including Vanderbilt, Duke, Wake Forest, Boston College and
Brigham Young, of violating the 1972 law known as Title DC
The organization alleges that female athletes receive just over one-third
of the scholarship dollars nationwide. If scholarships for female athletes
were more in line with participation, women at the 25 schools would get 5
million more, the center estimated.
Deborah Brake, senior counsel for the law center, noted that women
account for 49 percent of Duke's enrollment, but 34 percent of the �hleres.
Duke women athletes got 27 percent of the scholarship money in 1995-
. That meant the average woman got $2,603 less than the average man,
the center says.
Summer is here again and that means it's time for barbeques, suntans and
outdoor activities. But unfortunately, along with the high temperature and
good times comes the danger of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Many people are confused as to the difference between the two and often
mistake them for the same thing. Heat exhaustion is a heat injury with
� hyperthermia due to dehydration. Heat stroke is extreme hypothermia with
thermoregulatory failure and central nervous system dysfunction. What caus-
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skin exposure as possible in hot, humid conditions while using proper sun
block protection. Most importantly, avoid dehydration with proper fluids
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Doctors suggest eight ounces of fluid intake for every 15 minutes ot moder-
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into a cool area, you should contact a doctor at Student Health Service at
328-6317 or the emergency transport number at 328-6150. The Urgent Care
hours are from 8 a.m.�5 p.m Monday thru Friday and after hours you may
contact Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
So have your fun in the sun, but remember, like anything else, take the
proper precautions to stay safe.
Drinking plenty of fluids, especially water, is a good
way to help in prevention of heat exhaustion.
All 12 oz beverages
Just 75 cents
$0$ WRNQ95.1
ftifl vs.
tickets ust $2.00 with student ID
Summer fun at the Student Recreation Center
Summer has officially arrived and the gang at
the newly-opened Student Recreation Center
is prepared for it all.
This semester has been a very successful
one, due to the many spectacular events
kicked off bv its grand opening Jan. 13 and fol-
lowed bv the Annual 3-on-3 Schick Superhoop
Basketball Tournament, which brought in
teams from all over the east coast. The ulti-
mate stress reliever. Exam Jam, the mega out-
door hit and the christening of the outdoor
pool were also significant events for the SRC.
Throughout the semester, several stu-
dents and faculty members took part in
Adventure, RtnessL.E.R, and Intramural
Programs that kept the staff at SRC busy.
"We have witnessed a number of partici-
pants come through our doors and the summer semester looks just as promis-
inE said Intramural Director David Gaskins.
Now that things are rolling at the SRC, they need the students and fac-
ultv to continue their perfect attendance. This summer ihe SRC will ofter
things such as Alive .After Five on June 12 and 16 and again on July 10 and
July- 24. This special event includes refreshments, music and the company ot
entertaining student staff members.
"We expect the number of partici-
pants to decrease a little, but we
hope that the students that are here
take part in the climbing wall work-
shop or the session on how to
rollerblade and team up with their
friends and play intramural soft-
ball said Kari Brown, assistant
director of fitness and instructional
So be sure to pop in the SRC and do
a little weight workout to keep that
body in mint condition, and if not
the weight room, maybe an aerobic
session is more your speed. And
after one of those work-outs you
could wade around in the indoor
pool and on nice days you can keep
up your summer glow and lay out by
the outdoor pool.
If vou are not the fitness type and
don't like to be cooped up, try one of
the Jeiuure Programs and go
backpacking (June 6-8) or canoeing (Jury 9). Be sure to check the sign up
dates for these programs or vou might find yourself in a game ot bas-
ketball or doing a few laps around the indoor track, but that won t be so bad
liecause after those you can stop by the Rxxl Court and pick up a healthy-
snack that will keep you guilt free. . ,
You can do all this Monday - Thursday 6 a.m9 p.m Friday 6 a.m6 p.m.
David Hart and Samone Johnson enjoy the pool party at the rec center last
week. More of these parties will be held during the summer.
and SaturdaySunday 11 a.m6 p.m.
Winning coach
retires from
baseball team
AP - Gary Overton has resigned as
head coach of the East Carolina
University baseball team, said
Director of Athletics Mike
Overton has coached the Pirates
since 1984, when he took over for
Hal Baird. He compiled a record of
"I am proud of the accomplish-
ments the program has achieved
during the last 13 years Overton
said Monday in a statement
released from the university. "Now,
I'm looking forward to spending
some time with my family
Under Ovcrton's guidance, the
Pirates won Colonial Athletic
Association tournament titles in
1987, 1989,1990,1991 and 1993.
The university said it will begin
a national search for Overton's
replacement immediately.
ECU's men 4x400 relay team departed Sunday for the NCAA Outdoor
Track and Field Championships (June 4-7) on the campus of Indiana
University in Bloomington, Ind. ECU's 4x400 meter relay squad automati-
cally qualified for the NCAA Championships with a school record perfor-
mance at the IC4A Outdoor Championships held last weekend on the cam-
pus of George Mason Universitv. The Pirates' 1600 relay foursome of fresh-
men James Alexander and Darrick Ingram and sophomores Mike Miller and
Damon Davis clocked a time of 3:04.36 amid rainy conditions to win top
honors and All-East recognition. That time was a new IC4A meet record
and is also the seventh best mark in the country this outdoor season enter-
ing the NCAA Championships. ECU senior sprinter Dwight Henry is the
alternate on the 4x400 team. , . � ,
Two semifinal heats will be run on Thursday, June 5 at 6:15 p.m. at the
NCAA's featuring the top 13 4x400 meter relay national championship
finals on Saturday, June 7 at 6:40 p.m. The Pirate 1600 foursome broke their
own ECU school record set earlier this season at the Texas Relays. At that
Texas meet the Pirates placed fourth in the 4x400 behind fellow NCAA
automatic qualifiers Oklahoma, Baylor, and Southern University. A total of
During the summer lots of people like Brendan Burke, above, use the frisbee golf
course to enjoy the longer summer days.
Name the major league baseball team who
has retired the most uniform numbers.
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The East Carolinian
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Welcome Summer Students!
Sun: 11:30 am and 8:30 pro
Mass Schedule: e5:30pm .u r .
- All Masses are at the Center
We look forward to seeing you!
registration for
5 - Racquetball tour-
ney deadline, 5 p.m.
at the SRC Office
10-11 - Frisbee golf
singles, 3-8 p.m. at
the frisbee golf course
17 - Basketball shoot-
ing triathalon, 4 p.m.
at the SRC Forum
Are you interested in
.sports? Then we sue
interested .in you. The
EastCarolinim sports
section is looking for
new sports writers.
Comebyand apply at
our offices for summer
employment now.
Located in the Student
Publications Building on
the second floor across
from Joyner Library.
Register NOW
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seven schools qualified for (he
NCAA Championships. Six addi-
tional provisional qualifiers wei
selected including "ACC mei
Ciemson and North Carolina.
CBS Sports will air
Championships tape delay
Sunday June 8, beginning at 1 p.m.
On rhe women's side, ECU
junior thrower Michelle Clayton nar-
rowly missed qualifying for the ham-
mer throw competition at the
NCAA Outdoor Track and
Championships it was determi
this past week. Clayton's
best performance of 176-10 at
CAA Championships (April 18) w
an ECU school record and provision-
ally qualified her for the NCAA's but
was not quite good enough to
selection. NCAA committee me
bers selected only the top 19 quali-
fiers tor the national championshi
Clayton ranked 22nd. During the 97
outdoor season, Clayton was the
Penn Relays College Division
Champion in the hammer.
The "97 ECAC outdoor champi-
on Lady Hratc 4x100 relay foursome
of Kai Eason, Amanda Johnson,
Nikki Coins and Rasheca Barrow
also missed the NCAA
Championship selection. The relays
squads season best performance of
45.16 at the ECAC Championships
(May, 5) was an ECU schoorccoird
and provisionally qualified the team
for the NCAA's. Only the top 13
schools in the country were selected
for the relay event.
East Carolina's Alternative
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Dead Show
A special mix of independent and
regional music
A lunchtime mix of international music
An in-depth focus on U.K. musk
Music from the late 70s & 80s �
1 hour news show

1 hour sports show
Current, performance-oriented musk
from the college circuit
During the hours when we're not featuring
a specialty show, you can tune in our mix �
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For Rent
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bdrm. 1 bath, storage shed, off-street
parking, wd hookup, central ac. No
Petal S77Smo. 919-604-2052.
Now Taking Leases for
1 bedroom, 2 bedroom &
Efficiency Apartments.
CALL 752-2865
ROOMS two full bathrooms washer dryer
Dogwood Hollow apts. Vary dose to
campus. Pay half rent and utilities. CaH
Kathleen 752-2705.
ABLE JULY 1.1997. One. two. and three,
bedroom apartments on 10th Street. Five
blocks from ECU. now preleaaing. Call
Wainright Property Management 756-
TO share spacious house. . $220mo
13 utilities Three blocks from campus
& washerdryer. For more info call Bill at
two bedroom 1 12 bath townhouses.
On ECU bus route S400-S41S. Call Wain-
right Property Management 758-6209
preleasing for fall also.
DOCKSIOE X BEDROOM 2 bath 1 year
old parking under unit. Great location
$686.00. No pats. Available Aug. 1.
BM 3 BEDROOM HOUSE within walk-
ing distance Of campus. Just remodeled,
big rooms, screened-in back porch and
washerdryer included. Pets OKI Call
Melissa Tilley at 830-9502
roommate wanted to share large 3 bed-
room houae. WD. $160 rent and 13
utilities. Responsible, easy-going. Must
like cats. 757-1467.
bedroom, own bathroom, washerdryer.
No deposit, free water & cable. Pay 12
utilities 6 phone. Rent S226. 551-3168.
Available now -August.
ASAP at Kingsarms. $285mo. Call 758-
apartment together or for me to move in
where a roommate is needed. Cell 758-
7819. ask for Steve.
Fall 1997 to share 2 br 2 be duplex on
East Third St. $225.00 month plus 12
utilities. Non smoker. Call Stacie (910)
For Sale
epartments on 10th street. Free basic ca-
ble, water and sewer also preleasing for
the fall $415.00. Call Wainright Property
management 7564209.
Cadillacs. Chevya. BMW's. Corvettes.
Also Jeeps. 4wd's. Your area. Toll free 1-
800-218-9000 ext. A-3726 for current list-
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The East Carolinian
Szechuan Garden Needs
Part time or full time waitstaff and
cashier. No phone calls, Come after
2:00 pm in person only.
90� South Evans St. Greenville,
NC 27834 (10th &Evans)
help with male freshman who has cere-
bral palsy for the fall semester 1997. Min-
imal assistance required. Hours and pay-
ment to be determined. Call 919-732-
4748 for an interview.
NEED A SUMMER JOB? Play at day &
make money at night! Work nights
andor weekends and have your days free
with The ECU Telefund. Make your own
schedule! $5.00hr. plus bonuses! Stop
by the Raw! Annex. Rm. 5 between 2-
6pm for more info.
retrieval. 15 - 20 hrswk. Apply at the Big
Splesh GoH Range 758-1341.
tables $100 firm. Good condition. 756-
3654 after 5:00.
Includes MS works, windows. $200.00.
Call 363-7109.
ONeVmDNOOm'aBOVE Caulog Con-
nection Available Now! (New Carpet) for
$475.00 mo. 2 Outer units facing 5th
Street across from The Firehouse Tavern -
available June first. One 2 bedroom apt.
available June 1st above Percolator Cof-
feehouse $500.00. Luxury Apartments
Call Yvonne at 758-2616.
ed. Apply in person at the Carpet Bargain
Center. 1009 Dickenson Ave.
AOBMENT, and Internships available.
Call Creative Artists Management
needed immediately. Southern
RockCountry playing East Coast Club Cir-
cuit. Good pay! Call Mike at (919)237-
eeWent engine. Call 383-4160.
Study guides and practice tests for sale.
CaH Wendy 768-6621.
er and sails. Asking $1600. Call 353-
Help Wanted
I EXTRA $G6 this summer?
Campus Dining is looking for part-time
end full-time catering staff. We offer flexi-
ble hours and great pay. Great opportun-
ity for students to meet other people, free
meets for every shift worked and conveni-
ent campus location. H your are interest-
ed, you may pick up applications at the
ARAMARK Dining Office at Mendenhall
Student Center
You At Harvard Business School says
Mark H McCormic. Gain valuable sales
experience through our internship. Call
Jeff Mahoney at 355-7700.
pennies on $1. Delinquent tax; Repo's.
REO's. Your area Toll Free 800-218-
9000 Ext. H-3728 for current listings.
frisbee golf from 3-�:00pm on the frisbee
golf course on June 10th and 11th. De-
partment of Recreational Services.
AREA RESIDENTS - The US National Li-
brary of Poetry has announced that
$48,000 in prizes win be awarded this
year in the North American Open Poetry
Contest. The Deadline for the contest is
June 30. 1997. The Contest is open to
everyone and entry is FREE. Any poet,
whether previously published or not. can
be a winner, lb enter, send ONE origi-
nal poem, any subject and any- style, to:
The National Library of Poetry. Suite
19812. 1 Poetry Plaza. Owinga Mills. MD
21117-6282 or go to
The poem should be no more than 20
lines, and the poet's name and address
should appear on the top of the page. En-
tries must be postmarked or sent via the
Internet by June 30. 1997. A new contest
opens July 1. 1997.
TER: The Newman Catholic Student Cen-
ter invites the summer students and
guests to worship with them. Sunday
masses: 11:30am and 8:30pm (followed
by refreshments) at the Newman Center.
953 E. 10th Street, right next to the East
end of the campus. Join us also on Wed-
nesday evenings for Mass at 5:30pm fol-
lowed by fellowship. For further informa-
tion, call Fr. Paul Vaeth. 757-1991
LON: Join us on June 17 at 4:00pm in
the Student Recreation Center sports for-
um. Department of Recreational Servic-
TIONS open starting first summer ses-
sion. Prod. Asst. 1 positions require Mac
Based QuarkXPress knowledge to be able
to design ads. Production Assistant 2 po-
sitions requires no experience. Position
start first summer session. Applications
are being accepted as of today until Wed-
nesday. June 11. Apply at our office on
the second floor of the Student Publica-
tions Building (across from Joyner).
Graphics - Guaranteed. Lowest price
in town. 762-7228.
We also buy GOLD, SILVER, Jewelry-Also Broken Gold Pieces
& Stereo's, TV's, VCR's, CD players
HRS. THURS-FRI10-12,1:30 -5& SAT FROM 10-1
come into the staff parking lot in front of wachovia downtown, drive
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DEADLINE: if anyone is interested in the
racquetbatl tourney, be sure to get your
entry in by June 5 at 6:00 pm in the Stud-
ent Recreation Center mein office. De-
partment of Recreational Services.
us on June 17 for the climbing wall work-
shop in the Student Recreation Center.
Be sure to register by June 13 at 8:00pm
in the SRC main office. The cost of the
workshop will be $5.00 for members.
Department of Recreational Services.
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The East Carolinian, June 4, 1997
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