JUNE 25, 1997
EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
GREENVILLE. NORTH CAROLINA
University to switch to one-card system
Incoming freshmen receive
cards at orientation
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.V'ter being in the plans and dreams of East Carolina
University for manv vears, the university is finally ready,
willing, and able to switch over to the new one-card sys-
This one-card svstem w ill do away with the days ot car-
rying a meal card and a student ID card. All the functions
of the two cards will be combined into one card.
Currently ECU uses a manual sticker based system that
allows access to activities and entitlements by the univer-
sity staff viewing a validation sticker or marking an activity
sticker. This system will be entirely replaced by the new
"This card will be a meal card, a library- card, a student
ID card, an activity card, and, eventually7will be an access
card for the residence halls on campus said Johanna
Kline, office assistant for liniversity Dining Services.
The university plans to have completely instituted the
new cards by January of 1998. Incoming freshman are cur-
rently receiving the traditional student ID and meal card
along with the new all-in-one card.
For current students there will be an office set up in the
student store where they can get a new all-in-one card
made to replace there old set of cards. Students will just
have to turn in their old cards and get a new one made.
"Hopefullv over the course of the fall semester we
should have all of the students updated to the new cards
and the svstem running smoothly Kline said.
There will be no charge for the first card but to replace
the new card there will be a $10 charge, just like there is
now to replace a meal or student ID card.
The new cards will be very similar in appearance to the
old ones except the new photo imaging technology being
used will make the picture slightly different.
Where in the past the student's picture was laminated
onto the student's ID, now the picture will actually be a
part of the ID.
These new cards w ill require ECU to update a lot of the
current technology. There will be card reader equipment
at all events students attend and at every entrance point
within the facility to scan the students' ID cards for admit-
This new svstem will also allow the university to have
up-to-the-minute reports about who is attending functions
and the numbers of people attending events.
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When students arrived on Wednesday, June
18. they found that many of the classroom
buildings were without power. Emergency
power was in use during the power failure,
w hich lasted from approximately 9:30 to 10:30
According to Ceorge W Harrcll, the
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Administration
and Finance-Facilities, most of the campus'
power comes from one power station.
"The University lost our main feed from
GUC (Greenville Utilities Commission) sub-
station one. At that time, substation one was
feeding about 60 percent of the campus'
needs Harrell said. "We experienced a fail-
ure of our main fuse switch. The switch sub-
sequently caught fire
The fire was quickly contained and crews
began working immediately to restore power
to the campus.
"The university is very appreciative of the
timely response by both the fire department
and GUC" Harrell said.
Air conditioning was reduced on the unaf-
fected areas of the campus to provide lights to
other campus buildings, which were running
on back-up generators for their most essential
functions such as fire alarms.
"The situation was made more complex by
it being a heavy orientation day. By switching
the available power we were able to maintain
essential functions in the other buildings
One of the reasons that power was restored
so quickly was that some of the campus'
power needs were temporarily served by a
second station which was installed last year.
"This whole situation would have been
made much more worse if ECU had not
installed a second feeder station last year. The
entire campus would have been down for the
duration of the event Harrell said.
That second feeder station was installed
for just such an event as last Wednesday's.
The goal is to eventually be able to run the
entire campus off of either of the two stations,
in the event that one should fail. However,
the second feeder station is not yet capable of
that, and it will take an estimated $3.5 million
for it to be fully able to serve the campus.
There was also a significant financial cost
from last week's accident.
"We currently place the damage at over
ISO thousand and it will take us four to six
weeks to obtain the replacement parts
Although the exact cause of the fuse fail-
ure is still unknown. Harrell says there is little
chance of a recurrence.
"This is probably the first failure of this
switch gear, which has probably been in ser-
vice constantly for twenty years Harrell said.
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First group of athletes
attend new human
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Incoming freshmen walked up College Hill Tuesday for the last time until August. Many parents
attended orientation with their children during the second largest orientation session this summer.
PHOTO BY PATRICK IRfLAN
First Group of Athletes Attend New Leroy T.
Walker International Human Performance
The first group of athletes
and coaches to attend the new
Ieroy T. Walker International
Human Performance Center
concluded their stay in
Greenville last Friday.
The Walker Center played
host to 36 athletes, mostly
sprinters and distance runners,
from around the world last
week to teach them training
techniques and proper nutri-
tion habits. They are from
Argentina, Cameroon, the
Congo, the Ivory Coast, Kenya,
Ghana, Guinea, Guyana, South
Africa, the Virgin Islands and
the United States. The ath-
letes were greeted by Leroy T.
Walker at a luncheon held on
June 16. Walker, who is the down on wasted energy.
head of the United States
Olympics Committee, spoke
to the athletes before their
Physical tests that were run
on the athletes included tests to determine
their percentage of body fat, muscle mass,
muscle tone and flexibility.
"Not only will we test these things, but we
will also put them on a treadmill to test their
cardiorespiratory endurance, or their aerobic
capacitv. This will let us see how economical
"Not ony will we test
these things, but we will
also put them on a
treadmill to test their
endurance, or their
aerobic rapacity. This
will let us see how
economical they are
when they are running
and how we can cut
Dr. Joe Houmard
involved with testing of athletes
they are when they are running and how we
can cut down on wasted energy said Dr. Joe
Houmard, who is involved in the testing of
One of the most important things being
tested is the lactate threshold of runners.
According to Houmard, the lactate threshold
is the point at which lactic acid is secreted
into the bloodstream. When this happens, the
bodv is forced to slow down. According to
Houmard. if a person trains around this level,
they will improve much more than if this level
is not reached during training.
Dr. Tibor Hortobagyi, who also is involved
in the testing of the athletes,
explained that various prob-
lems some runners face were
also looked at during the week-
"We were interested in
whether or not they had abnor-
malities in the joints of the leg,
as well as if they had suffered
an injury that affected their
flexibility as assessed by a
physical therapist said
"In the performance enhance-
ment, we were interested in
how the different starting
blocks affected their time in
five meters and ten meters. We
looked at both their body align-
ment and coming out of the
blocks after the first two steps
to make recommendations on
what they could do better
Participation in the seminar
and training sessions are volun-
tary. According to Dr.
Houmard, any athlete who wishes to partici-
"This is not an elite thing. Many kids were
14,15, and 16 who were here. It's for athletes
who want to get better and see what events
thev are suited for said Houmard.
ECU plays host to variety of summer camps and programs
A BRANDON MIS F.
On top of running the usual summer courses
and freshman orientations this summer, ECU
is also supporting a number of summer camps
for children, students from both junior and
senior high schools, and even school teachers.
The camps range from the educational and
the preparatory, to just plain old summer fun .
Among these summer camp programs is
the legislator's School for Youth Leadership
Development, a week long program that will
be continuing until June 28. Approximately
150 students will be attending the Legislator's
"The program is geared towards middle
school and high school students in 51 counties
in North Carolina said Rita Elliot, director of
the Legislator's School.
The other 49 counties in western NC send
their students to a similar program at Western
"Teachers, guidance councilors, and princi-
pals from different school districts nominate
students that exhibit leadership skills to the
Legislators School said Elliot.
Each school districts committee then
reviews the nominated students and picks the
most outstanding students for rhe program.
The Legislators School offers a range of class-
es and activities geared towards strengthening
Band Camp, a program for students in
grades 7-12, is offered this week as well.
"There are 350 students in attendance and
a staff of 45 said Scott Carter, the director of
The students not only come from North
Carolina but also from seven other eastern-
board states, including Maryland, Virginia,
South Carolina and Georgia .
"Students are auditioned for four large con-
cert bands consisting of 90 members each, and
are led bv guest conductors from various
schools in the state said Carter. "The bands
will give a concert Friday night at 7 PM at
Minges Coliseum. It is free and open to the
Summers Ventures is offering a number ot
programs for talented students in the state
including Summer Ventures in Science and
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Teachers attending the computer workshop being held this week at the School of Music are Joyce Austin
(closest to the camera), Cindy Parrish and Olive Cooke.
PHOTO BY PATRICK IREcAN
Do you plan to attend or have
you attended any of the
going on in the
Greenville area this week?
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The East Carolinian
Tourist worries prompt state to test ocean waters
CHARLOTTE (AP) - State officials who began testing ocean waters ;his month
in response to concerns among tourists have found nothing to suggest that peo-
ple should stay out of the surf.
Sampling started in early June for organisms that could indicate the presence
of diseases ranging from minor ear infections to hepatitis.
State officials were scheduled to meet today to devise a standard and the
action to take if the water does become unhealthy Gilbert said the new standard
could be used by Jury to provide warnings.
The testing program is meant to address growing public concern over the safe-
ty of swimming, feeding that concern are reports about the fish-killing microor-
ganism pfiesteria piscicida.
The single-celled organism, which has been linked to fish kills in the Neuse
River, can secrete a toxin that eats holes in fish, then slowly paralyzes their mus-
cles and suffocates them. Some researchers believe exposure to the organism can
cause hallucinations and memory loss in humans.
Fraternities battle bats
CHAPEL HILL (AP) - Fraternity members who waged an assault on invading
bats are looking at the prospect of rabies shots.
Seven dead bats kilted by members of Phi Kappa Sigma Wsdnesday night were
sent to the state lab. Three bats did not have rabies, but four bats could not be
tested, Director John Sauis of the Orange County Animal Control said Monday.
Results were not back on two more dead bats found at the fraternity Thursday
and Sunday, APS shelter manager Sandy Christiansen said.
Orange County had three cases of rabid bats in 1996 and one case so far this
year, Sauls said.
Bats are the leading cause of rabies deaths in humans in the United States
because a bat's tiny, sharp teeth may leave no mark, so people don't know they've
been bitten, said Centers for Disease Control medical epidemiologist Lisa Rotz.
Meanwhile, the director of the Orange County Animal Protection Society said
she was investigating to see if the deaths involved animal cruelty
Communicating Threats � A
student reported a male was upset
with her because she got into a
parking space before he did. A
threatening note was found on her
vehicle later. The incident is under
Larceny � A faculty member
reported the larceny of her pre-
scription medicine from her lunch
bag stored in an office at Brody
Suspicious Activity � A non-
student was banned from campus
after being found at the Raw! bike
rack with a pair of pliers.
Damage to Property � A staff
member reported damage to a win-
dow in the northwest corner of the
General Classroom Building. The
window was broken by a rock
thrown by a lawn mower.
Possession of Stolen Property �
A staff member reported a stolen
parking permit hang tag was dis-
played in a vehicle driven by a stu-
dent. The student reported pur-
chasing the hang tag from an
unknown person in the parking lot
President proposing ways to attract
middle class back to cities
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Looking to breathe new life into big U.S. cities.
President Clinton pledged today to fulfill the promise of America's vibrant econ-
Ty by rebuilding the nation's decaying urban centers.
He proposed initiatives to encourage inner-city home ownership to halt urban
flight, create new downtown jobs and reinvigorare an urban landscape plagued by
decay and crime. �� � �
The Urban Homestead initiatives would give up to 2,000 police officers 50
percent discounts on purchasing govemment-owned homes, provide first-time
buyers a S200 break on closing costs and give working families the chance to move
from renters to owners with the help of federal vouchers.
Clinton said the police plan would build on the administration's efforts to put
100,000 ew cops on city streets to make communities safer.
Assist Rescue � A non-student
was transported from the
Recreation Center to PCMH by
Greenville Rescue after he broke
his ankle playing basketball.
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"Summer Ventures in Science
and Math is a four week residential
program funded by the state at four
campuses said Dr. Floyd Mattheis,
director of the program.
"There are 109 students here
consisting of rising juniors and
seniors said Mattheis. "They tend
classes during the day and even on
The classes include research in
Ban Ticket � A member of the
Universal Cheerteading Association
Camp was banned from campus
because he was wanted in the sate
of NJ on outstanding weapons
charges. New Jersey declined extra-
dition and the subject was banned
and escorted from campus. Two of
his friends were also asked to leave
because they violated the visitation
Threatening behavior � A fac-
ulty member reported that a stu-
dent none of her classes made
statements of a threatening nature
after receiving a low grade on an
assignment. The Dean of Students
Office has been contacted concern-
ing this incident.
Domestic � A staff member
reported that two children were left
unattended by their parent in the
Pediatrics Center. Officers spoke
wit die mother after she returned
three hours after leaving the chil-
dren. Investigation continuing by
Visitation policy violationpos-
sess marijuana � Three mate non-
students were found in violation of
the visitation policy in Gotten Hall.
During the incident, a small
amount of marijuana was found.
The three non-students were
banned from campus and the stu-
dent was issued a campus appear-
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archeology, chemistry, biology,
mathematics and computer sci-
"At the end of the four weeks
the students put on a presentation
on their research papers, which is
attended by the students, faculty,
and parents said Mattheis.
The spaces available for this
program were very limited.
"The competition is very keen
said Matthies, "they are all out-
The Summer fentures program
is also offering Ventures into
Health Careers Institution, a pro-
gram geared towards helping
minority students explore various
careers in health. Of the 165 appli-
cants for this program for 11 coun-
ties in Eastern North Carolina, 22
students were chosen.
These students are top of the
class, highly motivated, and have
shown an interest in pursuing a
health career said Deborah
Ramey of the Eastern Area Health
The students are currently tak-
ing a number of classes on the cam-
pus of ECU, as well as going to the
hospital to shadow professionals in
their various health occupations.
They actually go into clinical
observations said Ramey.
Other camp programs are
offered this week as well.
The School of Music is holding
the Computer Wwkshop for
Educators and Musicians, a work-
shop that covers the latest teaching
methods of music using computer
The Department of
Recreational Services offers both
an adventure camp for ages 12-17
and a youth sports camp for chil-
dren ages 7 -12.
The Department of Science
Education is currently offering the
Young Scientist Series for young-
sters that explores subjects ranging
from dinosaurs to dead planets.
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If the last place you were invited was to your grandmother's birthday dinner, and your
mail box is void of fancy invitations to black tie events, check out the celebnty fiind-nusers
"ItueCwsti the U.S. Open at Lake Kristi last weekend missed ���
to see the best water skiers and wakeboarders in the world compete for the VS. title. Rr a
5 donation collected in the parking lot, anyone could peruse the grounds of the private lake
and watch the competition. - '
Coming up this week are two more opportunities for studentto redeem themselvesand
take advantage of celebrity events and fund-raisers. The Micheal1 Jordan Celebnty Golf
Classic at Brook VWley Country Club in Greenville this weekend raises, money for the
Greenville Ronald McDonald House. Also, Cravin' Melon is playing a benefit show at The
Attic Sunday to raise money for the same charity.
Don't wait for an engraved invitation; celebrities such as Micheal Jordan Hootie and the
Blowfish, Samuel L. Jackson and fenny Rogers will be waiting for you on the golf course. If
there are any soap opera junkies out there who have been spending their summertchmg
their favorite soap between classes, there is an entire list of soap stars who will be at the
event. If Joshua Morrow, Nickon The YtrngrndtkeRxtlxs, doesn't get you off the sofa no one
will Of course, sports nuts will enjoy seeing Michael Jordan, not to mention Evander
Holyfield, Heavyweight Champion of the Wwld, Reggie Jackson and Bonnie Blair.
Shuttle busses will be at Minges, ready to transport students to and from the course.
With tickets selling Saturday at Minges for $10, the event couldn't be more student fnend-
! Also this week, the musical Crmyfor You begins at McGinnis Theatre. Students who show
up at 7 p.m. the evening of performances may be able to pick up cheap ticketsfo $13
The musical, a revisal of Gershwin's GiH Cny is said to be one of the best musicals ever
brought to Greenville. . � .
If die word free entices you, then the Sunday in the Park series on the Town Commc-n
tJK best bet. The city of Greenville hosts free concerts throughout the summer. Sunday,
The Monitors and Bruce Piephoff will perform. I
There's no excuse for sitting home. Exams are over, it's summer time and celebnt.es,
good causes, ana opportunities for inexpensive fun abound. Get out there and take advan-
tage of the events this week and if Grandma's birthday really is coming up, bnng her with
EdTech, fees not fair for all students
I am poor. Like a vast majority of
ECU students, I am in need of ever
increasing funds for school. And this
makes me unhappy. Well more like
annoyedirritatedangry Take your
Let me explain. 1 work extreme-
ly hard and save every penny. For
example, I don't go out on the week-
ends with my friends. There arc no
fancy dinners, no new clothes and
the same old, beaten up car. I feel
that in-state Tuition for 12 credits
and above is fairly reasonable at
around $800 or so. What makes me
see red are all the added on costs
like the "EducationalTech" fee
($30) and "University fees" ($344).
What exactly are these? In an effort
to find out and understand both
sides of the story, I telephoned the
cashier's office and spoke with
Balko explained that the cduca-
tionaVtech. fee covers such things as
state of the art equipment for the
chemistry, physics and biology labs.
It also covers the computer labs
available at the library. The
University fees provide us with a
broad range of services. These
include transit services, intramural
activities, functions held at
Mendcnhall, the recreation center,
the SGA as well as the media board.
My major is communication and
this is a field that requires both
technical as well as strong academic
support. I have been at ECU for two
years now and am getting ready for
graduation in the rail. However,
during all of this time the only 'tech-
nical services' that I have had to avail
mvself of were the computers locat-
ed at Edwards Lab in the General
Classroom Building - for a couple of
hours a week. And then there were
some visits to the library where 1
used Proqucst once.
It is noted in the tuition payment
schedule (which each student
receives every semester) that the
above mentioned fees entitles pan-
time students to the same services
and privileges as full-time students.
I truly believe that ECU provides
excellent services to its students and
they should be applauded for their
efforts. However, isn't there a fair-
er way to even up the fees? I don't
have use for many of these facilities
and yet I am coughing up close to
$400 per full semester. I commute
to school, so I don't use the purple
buses. Being a transfer student, I
have already completed the required
classes in Biology etc. and therefore
don't have need for the labs. And as
far as I am concerned, the SGA has
not done anything worth mention-
ing, so that's a waste of money as
Contributions arc also made to
certain organizations from these
fees. I don't care if it's just $2; at
least, ask us. What if I don't agree
with these organizations goals, ideals
And then there is the ever grow-
ing problem with some professors
who require students to purchase
three or four expensive books for
their class, which they never use!
But that's another column
Phone Psychics run up your bill for nothing
Pork barrel spending: everyone's problem
Only $3.99 per minute. That is
four diltars per minute, or $120.00
for one half hour.
Call us now, plead the psychic
networks. We will give you ten,
cwentv, even thirty free minutes.
Do you want to know about your
love life, money, or your career?
We have the answers, so adver-
tise psychics. V can make your life
better. We are here to help you!
For fun and entertainment only.
Law requires this statement,
since supernatural phenomena can-
not be scientifically proven.
Few college students can afford
the enormous cost involved in psy-
chic counseling and fortune telling
that occurs via phone.
Those free minuets go by fast.
Normally, you're instructed that you
cannot use all your minutes in any
one call, but that you must call back
to get your free additional time.
A tone is sounded at the end of
your free time. If the caller does not
hang up within three seconds of the
;tone, heshe is charged $3.99 to
'fheir phone bill, and thus so for each
The psychic is skilled at pique
ing your interest and curiosity.
! After getting your name and
birth date, you will be engaged into
These psychics are smooth and
The avenge person just cannot
"hang up" at the sound of the tone.
Tr- average person feels a strong
need to listen to the advice, counsel
and predictions of the psychic with
whom heshe is engaged in conver-
After one half-hour, a lot of these
psychic networks will voluntarily tell
you that your time is up. In other
words, pay the $120 you owe us first,
and then we will talk to you again
and take some more of your money.
Consolation with psychics can
become addictive. It is not uncom-
mon for people to run up their
phone bills into the thousands.
Some psychics are clairvoyant.
This means they can feel through
your aura and vibrations, who and
what you are all about. Thus, they
are made aware of your particular
situation in life.
Some psychics rely on tarot
cards. Some use numerology.
Others go strictly by astrology.
Some psychics are witches. Most
use white magic. White magic is
supposed to be used only for good.
When you choose to confer with
a psychic, you are, either directly or
indirectly, communicating the spir-
it world, or the world of the super
Whether this is good or bad, nght
or wrong, this columnist will not
judge. I will leave that up to you.
Psychics are generally kind, gen-
tle and personable. They seem to
be genuinely caring people.
Whether it is truth or just fun
and games is for you, the reader, to
I am a Christian! I believe I can
go straight to God; therefore, I don't
Besides, I can confer with God
just as tang as I want and it is free.
Surely no student, ot faculty,
wants their phone shut off because
of an inability to pay an outrageous
Surely, none of us desire to
become addicted to such a thing
Be aware! Addiction can and
does happen often.
If you found this column inter-
esting and would like to know more
about the subject, or have any ques-
tions answered, write the editor of
Suggestion: Put a 900 block on
your phone, if you or your roommate
A 900 restricter is provided free
by the telephone company
In 1993 the GOP spoke out against
the Democrats' pork barrel spend-
ing. Four years later, with
Republicans in power, it is business
as usual in Washington. Senators
and representatives are still slip-
ping pet projects into spending
bills. These pet projects usually
win the lawmakers points with
their constituents while taking
money away from the taxpayer.
What arc some of these pork
barrel projects? How about $1 mil-
lion to help socially disadvantaged
farmers? Any Irish out there?
Nineteen million dollars went to
the International Fund for Ireland.
Some of the $19 million is being
spent on golf videos, pony trekking
centers and sweater exports. You
want some more? I have plenty of
examples: $500,000 for grape
research, $4.2 million ft: wood uti-
lization handicraft, and $1.2 million
for potato research.
The Republicans preach gov-
ernment frugality, but do they
practice what the preach? The evi-
dence leads us to believe other-
wise. The 104th Congress's sec-
ond session pork barrel spending
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was up 16 percent over the first,
the highest rate since 1990. The
total money spent on pork barrel
projects is around $14.5 billion.
Quite a bit of pork from a
Who has the biggest benefit of
the pork? For Republicans, it is
Mark Hatficld of Oregon. Senator
Hatfieid took home over $600 mil-
lion for his pet projects since 1991.
The Republicans are not alone in
their quest for money; Democrats
also have their hands in the cookie
jar. Senator Daniel Inouye of
Hawaii tops Hatfieid. Inouye has
had over $700 million put in his
pork barrel projects. Other nota-
bles include: Senator Ted Stevens
of Alaska and his pet project of
Auroral Research, cost to you $15
million; Senator Robert Byrd's $6
million for the National Center for
Cool and Cold Water Aquaculturc
in West Virginia; and Senator
Richard Shelby's $4 million for a
Poultry Science Facility at Auburn
The major problem with pork
barrel projects is the definition. A
person in Oregon might like the
idea of $600 million being spent in
Oregon. People in the rest of the
country, most likely, do not like the
idea of $9 million dollars of tax
money being spent on Portland's
bus system. A senator or represen-
tative will most likely receive favor-
able press from their constituents
for bringing money to the district.
As to who's to blame, look in the
mirror. Everyone is to blame. We
chastise our elected officials for not
bringing projects to our area. If
Walter Jones Jr Eva Clayton or
Jesse Helms were to get several
million dollars appropriated to Pitt
County for a new transit system,
who would balk at the idea?
The pork barrel projects arc just
a drop in the ocean of the federal
deficit. I will be the first to admit
the leak would be hard to plug. I
will also admit that stopping the
pork barrel projects will not bring
the federal deficit into check. In
that respect, I refer you to Ben
Franklin, who said a penny saved is
a penny earned. That goes for the
$2.7 million being spent on a
botanical garden in New York.
"Beware the forces of suppression, however cuddly
they may claim to be. They will blindfold your eyes
and muffle your earsuntil you can hardly feel
them stealing your brain
Michael Pakenham. journalist. 1996
4 Wednesday, June 25. 1997
The East Carolinian
Cravin' Melon to play benefit at Attic
S SIS TI JFESTYI.F. EDITOR
Cravin' Melon has come a long way in three years. It was three years ago this
month that the band first played the Attic as an opening act for that other South
Carolina band, Hootie and the Blowfish. Within a year, Cravin was back at the
Attic headlining and promoting an independent CD. Now the band is coming
back to help the Greenville Ronald McDonald House with a benefit show
Sunday, June 29th at the Attic.
After first jamming together in 1993 as a break from their other bands, mem-
bers Jimbo Chapman, Doug Jones, J.J. Bowers and Rick Reames realized they
had a chemistry that just clicked. After playing some shows and being well-
received, the band released an independent self-titled EP. Then, through
intense live shows and opening stints for popular area bands, Cravin' Melon
quickly won fans all over the Southeast.
The breaking point came in early 1995 when the band released their first
full-length independent CD, Where I Wanna Be. The CD eventually went on to
sell over 20,000 copies and brought the band to the attention of many record
labels. Of all the offers, Mercury Records seemed to offer the sweetest deal with
the most creative freedom. So, in Januaryl9, the band played a show at the
Attic with record executives in the crowd. The show went great and within
three months the band was signed.
This led to the Mercury release Red Clay Harvest earlier this year. The album
was the fastest selling album in the southeast soon after its release and got the
ball rolling for bigger and better things. Among these bigger things were a recent
Student lends a hand
Carolyn J. Weakland
Almost everyone, at some point in
their life has had a craving for a
McDonalds Big Mac or hot fries.
Although McDonalds is mainly credit-
ed with satisfying many ECU students'
desire for fast food, McDonalds is
much more than a
fast food chain. One
ECU student does
more than serve
hungry burger afi-
Brian Johnson, an
MBA student at
East Carolina, cur-
rently serves as resi-
dent manager at the
Pitt County Ronald
Johnson, a former
ECU resident advi-
'sor, runs the 18
rooms located in this
home for sick and
him a BS in commu-
nity and family services as well as his
resident advisor experience, Johnson
finds his job both challenging and
"The most challenging part is try-
ing to be positive and understanding
with all the stress that the families arc
going through Johnson said.
ECU student Brian
Iris part for the
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Johnson works from 5 to 8 p.m. each
weekday and two weekends a month at
the house in return for a salary and a
huge 1,400 square foot apartment - not
a bad deal.
Besides a salary, free room and
'ward and much down time, Johnson
gets to work hands-on with families
who truly need assistance. It is these
families who give Johnson the greatest
reward: making a difference in the
lives of people who need
constant support and
"I try to be a friend
and just listen and to be
there when they need
me he said. "I've made
a lot of good friends with
the families who stay
here; sometimes it's hard
to see them go
All the Ronald
including the one in Pitt
County, are non-profit
organizations and rely
solely on donations and
volunteer efforts from the
community. Donations of
any kind, including time,
arc .greatly appreciated.
So, if you are interested in helping
this cause, Johnson would be glad to
hear from you and answer any ques-
tions you may have about this organiza-
tion. He can be reached at the Ronald
McDonald house at 830-0062. These
families "deserve a break today so go
on out there and lend a hand.
Kutphatt comes straight
from the butchers table
Carolyn J. weakland
Headlining last Friday night's show at
the Attic, Kuttphatt proved that it
truly "cuts the fat" out of mainstream
radio metal and gets right down to
what people - people who truly enjoy
metal, that is -want to hear.
With a lead vocalist who sounds like
a cross between Henry Rollins and
Pantcra's Phil Anselmo, strong deep
bass chords, thrashing drum beats, and
straight up hardcore metal sounds from
the guitarist, this band can't go wrong.
But heavy sounds aren't all that
Kuttphatt provides. With touching
titles such as "Toothless" and original
lyrics ("Dripping, dripping on me I'm
in a dream again1 can't believe them
where are my teeth?"), it's easy to see
why my neck was sore the following
morning, two words: slam dancing,
Kuttphatt's energy was defiantly
flowing as the bass guitarist and lead
singer jumped and thrashed about the
stage hyping up the crowd. All I ended
up with was a cigarette bum on my
forearm and a lump in my head, but not
everyone was so lucky. There was
moshing-witfi fists, no less-and I think
I saw someone get bitten by a guy
decked in wrist and ankle shackles.
Kuttphatt's next show is scheduled
for July 3 in Washington D.C at Tiki
Fala, and they will also be playing July
24 at Peasant's. I would strongly rec-
ommend if you are going to be in the
area to check it out.
Kuttphatt is truly a great see.
Hopefully, they will stay strong and not
sell out to mainstream like, um�can
we say Metal lica.
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Cravin' Melon will play a benefit for the Ronald McDonald House this Sunday at the
Attic. Get your ticket, and do a good deed.
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opening stint with guitar great Eric Johnson and an upcoming tour of the
Midwest in July. However, between the two, Cravin' is returning to their
roots with a brief tour of the Southeast. Included in this area tour were
shows at Blockbuster Pavilion in Charlotte, Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in
Raleigh, and this Sunday's show at the Attic.
The show at the Attic is actually the closing of a huge weekend for the
Ronald McDonald House. This weekend is also the weekend of the
Michael Jordan Celebrity Golf Classic, which will bring in such celebrities
as Samuel L. Jackson, Norm and Cliff (George Wendt and John
Ratzenberger) from Cheers, and current heavyweight boxing champ
Evander Holyfield the night after his fight with Mike Tyson.
As far as the Cravin show goes, fans can expect the band to pull out all
the stops. A long time ago the band started calling Greenville, NC their
home away from home, and Sunday's show should have all the energy of a
homecoming show. Aside from their hits "Come Undone" and "Sweet
Tea fans can expect songs spanning from their first CD four years ago
through the best from RetClay Harvest. Also, expect some heilacious cov-
ers of songs like "Whiskey River" and "Never Been to Spain Most of all,
fans can expect a packed show, full of energy and groove.
The best part of all will be that while fans get a terrific show and the
band gets to see some old friends, the Ronald McDonald House will get
some of the money it needs to offer its services to ill-stricken children and
their families. So. support a good cause and see a killer show all in one blow
Sunday at the Attic. Advance tickets arc available at Skully's. East Coast
Music, the Wash Pub and the Attic for S8, while any remaining tickets will
be 510 at the door.
Batman gets redefined � West style
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Before there was Michael Keaton. Val Kilmer
ot even George Clooney. there was the
impeccable Adam West. He was a
charmer, a lover, an athletic stud and a
true .American hero. And lxy. could he
More than any other actor. West rede-
fined the mythological icon known as
All right, all of rhe above is an exag-
gerated praise for a man who in reality
was a very bad actor. But West served a
very important purpose in the history of
American popular culture. During the late
'60s, when America was suffering the post-
modem horrors of Vietnam, political corruption
and racial tension. West offered a weekly slice of idi-
otic yet innocent, escapism in the form of the camp tele-
vision series Batman.
Batman has been an American icon for decades and
reached an unheard popularity with mainstream audi-
ences in 1989 when Michael Keaton portrayed the caped
crusader as a brooding, somber, darkly disturbed creature
of the night in Tim Burton's gothic film. Batman.
Audiences all over the globe flocked to see rhis Batman
because he was darker, meaner, more violent. This was
not the Batman you knew as a child.
As inspired as Keaton' Batman was, it was not totally
unique. The character of Batman had a birth surrounded
with dark violence that matured into such popular graph-
ic novelizations as Alan Moore's The Killing Johe and most
notably Frank Miller's Th- Dart Knight Returns.
The main reason much of the movie-going public was
somewhat shocked bv Keaton's Batman was because they
associated, consciously or unconsciously, the Batman per-
sona with West, who was anything but dark and violent.
Rr many, the only Batman they knew was W;st. It's
impossible to envision Keaton dancing the "Batusi
Well, the cowl again changed faces this past Friday
with the release of Joel Schumacher's Batman � Robin,
which features the TV heartthrob tor the '90s, (ieorge
Clooney, as the lead hem. Schumacher, che film's director,
has decidedly token a different approach to the film series
than Burton. Schumacher wants Batman to be less dark,
more campy and fun, something everyone can enjoy. The
verdict on Schumacher's latest vision is yet to come, but
if it's camp and fun you want to satisfy your superhero
craving, then skip the new film and go back to the origi-
nal source. Go Wrsr. young man.
The bulk of West's work as Batman can be found in
reruns of the Batman TV series, but a feature film was
released in 1966. The film is aptly titled Batmm: The
Movie, and it is awful. It is filled with over-dramatic
moments, bad acting, cheesy sets, bad special effects, bad
dialogue and lame music. It's perfect. It's everything a
solid camp film should he.
As repulsed as many may be by the hokey and juvenile
nature of fifest's Batman movie, the film has obviously
influenced how the newer Batman movies should be
done. Like all the new Dark Knight flicks, this one has
more villains in it than can be fully dealt with in a two-
hour sitting (the Joker, Catwoman, the Penguin and the
Riddler all ream up to tackle West and his boy wonder
partner, Robin, played with Holy enthusiasm by Burt
Ward); Bat gadgets abound for merchandising purposes
(we get to see the Batcopter, the Batboar and, of course,
the Batmobile); colorful costumes and sets re captured
in nifty compositional shots; and an illogical plot struggles
to hold everything together.
But the main difference between West's movie and
everyone else's lies in the fact that West and company
don't take themselves too seriously (or let's at least hope
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Buffett and fans sail away to Caribbean
ASSIST I.IKKSTYI.F. F.IJITOK
For over 23 years Jimmy Buffett has
been singing about exotic ports-of-
call, tropical islands, and the people
that make them so interesting. Last
Monday and Tuesday, Buffett did
more than just sing about faraway
places, he transported local fans
there, in spirit, at least.
Whenever Buffett pulls his trav-
eling circus of a show into town,
"Parrotheads" from all around flock
to the venue for the biggest party of
the summer. Last week was no
exception as two nights of capacity
crowds poured into Walnut Creek,
ready for Buffett's "Havana
The night started out with the
band warming up on a stage set to
look like a street comer in down-
town Havana, Cuba. Finally, one of
the members inquired as to Jimmy's
whereabouts, and Buffett peered
out of the second-story window of
one of the buildings on his set. After
riding a prop convertible across the
back of the stage, Buffett jogged out
onto the stage, strapped on his gui-
tar and officially welcomed the audi-
ence to Havana with "Cuban Crime
After jamming out the end a bit,
Buffett announced we were going
sailing and our landfall was the
sunny coast of Florida. He then
kicked into tTfe old favorite
"Landfall" from his Changes in
iMtitwIes, Changes in Attinuirs album.
The early indications were that this
show was going to be for the hard-
core Buffett fan, as his older mater-
ial dominated the set.
Of course that's not to say
Buffett turned his back on his
newer songs. In fact, for the first
time in a couple of years he played
material from his Fruitcakes and
Barometer Soup albums.
"Everybody's Got a Cousin in
Miami" continued the imaginary
journey into Florida.
Buffett spent the majority of this
past winter in Miami putting on a
musical called Don't Stop The
Comical, written by Buffett and
author Herman Wouk, and he
shared pan of the musical with the
song "Calabou sang by Buffett and
one of his back-up singers. A strong
Latin beat ran through the song and
the Coral Reefer Band boogied on
stage as the fans danced in their
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"Volcano" and "Come Monday
Buffett took a 20 minute break to
allow for a set change. While the
crews worked on the stage, old
footage of Buffett from the '70s and
early '80s aired on the jumbo screens
all around Walnut Creek as a way to
keep the audience entertained. It
also allowed for many of the younger
fans to see a side of Buffett that may
have been previously unknown.
Finally, a few of the Coral Reefers
came back out, included Buffett and
his longtime friend and collaborator.
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Michael Utley. The backdrop of the
stage now was the harbor of Havana
with the lighthouse in the back-
ground. This added to the laid-back
atmosphere as Buffett took a seat and
welcomed two fans from the audience
onto the stage. After Buffett, Utley
and his guitarist jammed on a medley
of "Coconut Telegraph" and "La
Bamba the fans got their chance to
challenge Buffett. Each contestant
got to pick one song from Buffett's
career and if the band couldn't
remember the song, they were
entered in a contest for trips, guitars
and other Buffett goodies. The first
contestant struck out, but when the
second player suggested they try
"England Buffett got worried. After
a brief huddle with Utley, Buffett did
about a verse of the song before giving
up and admitting he was at a loss for
how the rest of the song went.
After the two fans were escorted
off stage, the rest of the band
returned and jammed on a Caribbean
groove before kicking into "Bank of
Bad Habits From there on, the band
was tight, the night was hot, and the
crowd was dancing every minute away
with carefree bliss.
Finally, after "Ragtop Day it was
time for Buffett to say his farewells,
and grabbing one of his back-up
singers, he strode offstage. In a mat-
ter of seconds he was back in the prop
convertible with the back-up singer
waving to the crowd and "cruisin
across the back of the stage.
.After a couple of minutes, Buffett
and the Reefers returned for two
encores before taking their final bows
and disappearing again. Of course, the
audience still wanted more, and, as
has been recent tradition, Buffett
returned once more by himself to do
an acoustic farewell song in the form
of "Nautical Wheelers
After promising to see the crowd
again next year, Buffett left the stage
for good. The legions of parrotheads,
many in grass skirts, coconut bras and
bathing suits, slowly walked, stum-
bled and danced their way back to
their cars to return to their normal
lives. No matter how much like Cuba
it may have been inside the
Amphitheatre, it was still Raleigh,
N.C. outside and the harsh world of
jobs and traffic awaited the fans until
they could make they way back to the
Caribbean again next year.
continued from page 4
they don't). The film is a living car-
toon with no regard for realism. A
scene depicting Batman fighting a
shark while hanging from the
Batcopter is proof enough of this.
You can only take this film so seri-
ously, if for no other reason than
West's portrayal of the hero. His
Batman is the American ideal. As one
American citizen states when the
Batcopter flies overheard, "It makes a
fella feel goad knowing Batman and
Robin are up there doing their job
West will never be considered a
great figure in American cinema. He
never got the opportunity to break
the waves with cutting edge drama.
But he still impacted on a large seg-
ment of mainstream America, and he
did fit comfortably in a role he was
bom to play. Nobody can do Batman
the way West did. He redefined an
American icon, and that is why his
legacy will live on, no matter how
many other actors put on the cape
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JACOI'ELINE D. KELLIM
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
The 1997 Michael Jordan Celebrity Golf Classic is right around the cor-
ner and this vear is packed full of celebrities.
The event planned for Sunday, June 29th will be held at the Brook
Vallev Countrv Club.
"We have 37 celebrities, and we're not sure how many spectators to
expect. I think we had 37 celebrities last year too. We had over 10.000
spectators last vear said Laura Freelove, Tournament Assistant
The tournament benefits four Ronald McDonald Houses of North
Carolina located in Greenville, Chapel Hill, Durham and Winston-
The tournament which began in September 1984 as the hastern
Carolina Celebritv Golf Classic invited Michael Jordan to become the
honorary chairman of the event in 1988 and was renamed the Michael
Jordan Celebritv Golf Classic in 1989. The tournament, now in its 13th
year, has grown from a one-celebrity tournament with a $100 entry fee
to a tournament with nearly 40 participating celebrities and top spon-
sorship levels of $30,000.
Golf tournament gallery tickets may be purchase on the day or the
event at Minges Coliseum parking lot on the ECU campus.
Transportation to Brook Valley Country Club will be provided from
Minxes. No public parking is available at the tournament site.
Ticket Prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children six to twelve
years of age.Children five and under will be admitted free of charge.
All golfers will tee off with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. The tourna-
ment is a superball or captain's choice event with 36 teams of five
golfers per team. Each team includes one celebrity and four sponsored
Evander Holyfield will not be able to attend the tournament, even
though he was scheduled to be here.
"He has canceled. He has a fight on Saturday night fighting Mike
Tvson said Freelove.
' The 1996 Golf Classic raised over $200,000. To date the tournament
has raised over $900,000 for the Ronald McDonald Houses of North
"We have a shotgun start this year, so everyone tees ott at V:ju,
1997 Michael Jordan Celebrity
Golf Classic Celebrity List
Grant Aleksander - "Philip S . ung" on Guiding Light
William Baldwin - Kim actor; mini reccntK MM in Wni Mi htm (iwm
John Banaszak - Former Pittsburgh Steelen three-time Superbowl champion
Bonnie Blair - Olympic (�ld Medal speed skater
Mart Blair - Former linebacker with the Minnesota Vikings; six time All-Pro; I9H0 was
voted Most Valuable Linebacker in the NFC
Jeff Blake - Quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals
Kimberlin Brown - "Sheila Carter" on Thr Boilmlthe Beautiful
Dick Butkus - Former linebacker for the Chicago Bears; Inducted in NFL Hall of Fame
John Callahan - "Edmund Grey" on All My ChMrrn
Eva IRue Callahan - "Maria Santos Grey" on All My ChMrrn
Christopher Castile - "Mark Foster" on Strp by Strp
Garv Chapman - Host of Pnmr Time Country on TNN
Kerry Collins - Quarterback for the Carolina Panthers
David Cruikshank - 1988, ,Q2 and 'Q4 Olympic speed skater
Kassie Wesley DePaiva - "Blair Daimler" on (Mr Ijfr M Ijvr
Jim DePaiva - "Max Holden" on Onr Lift to Live
Mark Dcrwin - Formerly "AC Mallet" on Guiding Light
lwi Diamont - Formerly "Brad Carlron" on The Youngandthe Restless
Willie Green - Wide receiver for the Denver Broncos
L.C. Greenwood - Former Pittsburgh Steeler: three time Superbowl cham
F.vandcj Holyfield - Heavyweight Champion of the Wrld
Hootie and the Blowfish - Atlantic Recording Artists: Mark Bryan, Dean reibcr, Darius
Rucker and Jim "Soni" Sonefeld
Iiu Holtz - Former football coach for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame
Raghib Ismail - Wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers
Reggie M. Jackson - Former New York Yankee. Mr. October
Samuel L. Jackson - Rim actor, most recently seen in A Time to Kill.
Dan Jansen - Olympic speed skating champion
Michael Jordan - Honorary Chairman, NBA Legend with the Chicago Bulls; Recently
named one the 50 all-time greatest NBA players
Meadowlark Iemon - Former Harlem Globetrotter
Barney Martin - Jerry Seinfeld's father on Semfrlil
Eric Martin - Former wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints; two time All-pro. all time
career receiving leader with the Saints
Oathv Martindale - Co-host of NASCAR Country
Neal McCoy - .Atlantic recording artist, featured performer in the 1997 Celebrity Jam
James McDaniel - Lt. Arthur Fanvy on NYPli Blue
Mark McEwen - Co-host of CBS This Morning
Joshua Morrow - "Nick Newman" on Thr Young and thr Restless
Lee Norris - Recently performed in Any Place But Home, A USA Network movie
Michael 0"Learv - "Rick Bauer" on Guiding Light
Manlev Pope � Currently starnng in the Broadway show Rent
John Ratzenberger - "Cliff" on Cheers
Richard Roundtrce - Starred in Shttand Seven
Kenny Rogers - Country Music entertainer; Actor
Kathleen Sullivan - Former co-host of CBS ThL Morning
Joe Ward - Former NBA player with the Phoenix Suns
Stuart Ward - "Eugene Levy" on Guitling Light
Dar Winficld - Former baseball player with the Cleveland Indians
George Wendt - "Norm" on Chrrrs; currently stars in NBC's MM Truth
Rod Woodson - Cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Overton-Johnson misses Open
Lake Kristi was without a famil-
iar face this weekend at the John
Deere U.S. Open Waterski &
Wakeboard Championships: the
lake's namesake, Kristi Overton-
Overton-Johnson was supposed
to defend her U.S. Open Slalom
title from last year, but was put in
the hospital Thursday before the
competition. After exploratory
surgery on Saturday, doctors found
some scar tissue from an appendec-
tomy she had in December was
growing around her intestine, caus-
ing pain in her stomach. She is said
to be doing much better now.
She missed the weekend's com-
petition and she was missed by
many of the other skiers.
Rhoni Barton, who won the
overall competition, said Overton-
Johnson is somebody everyone on
the tour looks up to.
"Kristi does a lot for the
women's water skiing Barton said.
"She makes it real exciting. She
dominates every weekend; she real-
ly pushes the girls to another level
to chase her
Despite the defending champ's
absence, the competition was still
fierce. Susi Graham, who edged out
Emma Sheers by one buoy, came
away with the women's slalom title,
whiie Sheers took the women's
jump title with a jump of 151 feet.
Brenda Baldwin, who finished
third in the women's jump with 145
feet, said Overton-Johnson is more
than just their competitor.
"We were all rather disappoint-
ed Baldwin said. "She is a good
friend of all of ours. We are all close
friends and she's a great competi-
Andy Mapple won the men's slalom event with 67 buoys.
PHOTOS BY CHRIS GAYD0SH
tor. I believe she is one of the best
women's slalom skiers in the world
right now. And for her not to be
here and it's her home site, it's a bit
of a let down because this is her
Parker Overton, Kristi's father
and coordinator of the event, said
Sunday during the finals she was
doing better and is hoping to be
released Wednesday (today).
"She really hates not being here
but the doctors hope that she will
be able to leave in about four days,
(Wednesday) Overton said.
Overton-Johnson, who is
expecting her first child in January,
was gunning for her third straight
U.S Open women's slalom title and
second title on the lake that was
named after her. The U.S. Open
competition will be held at Lake
Kristi for the next seven years.
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U.S. Open Results
Sunday's finals of Winners in each event
Women's Tricks - Bmt Larsen (6.700 points
Men's Tricks- Kyle Peterson (11030 points)
Vfeketoard - Dean lavelie (20,908 points
Men's Slalom - Andy Mapple (6? buoys)
Women's Slalom - Susi Graham (57.5 buoys
� Vtomen's Jump - Emma Sheers (151 feet
� Men's Jump - Steffan Wild (209 feet)
�Overall Men's Champion - Patrice Martin (2.975.9 points)
� Overall Women's Champion - Rhonie Barton (2,916.4 points)
Above, French waterski legend Patrice Martin signs
autographs between events Sunday.
PHOTOS BY CHRIS GAY00SH
Left, Britt Larsen showed she had what it took to win the
women's tricks event with 6,700 points.
PHOTOS BY CHRIS GAY00SH
Ayden offers golf at affordable prices
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Ayden Golf &
ECU Student Green Fees (weekdays) $10
After 3:00 pm Special (includes cart) 15
yf Call ahead for Tee Time 746-3389
Mm The First 50 golfers to bring in this add,
Sreceive a small bucket of range balls FREE!
This is a continuation of a series we are doing that looks at lot al golf courses around
One course that is known to the local area is the Ayden Golf and Country
Club. With reasonable prices and a beautiful layout, this course is perfect for
anv golfer. . .
Since 1979, Tim Smith has been the Ayden club proSmith has held his
Class A pro card since 1978.
With all the new golf courses in the area, this is a seasoned golf course that
has been in existence since 1958, when it was open for play on the first six
holes. By 1960 an additional three holes were added and five years later the
course was expanded to an 18 hole course as it is today.
The course yardage from the back tees is 6785 yards and the fairways and
greens are Bermuda grass. c
Back in the 50's members and their families, without the help ot a pro-
fessional golf course architect, cleared and developed the course into what it
is todav. Even though the course is not laid out by a golf course designer.
Smith said this is still a very pleasant course for any golfer.
"A bunch of fellows got together and did it themselves Smith said. "It
is a very enjovable lavout considering we didn't have a golf course designer.
It does have a lot of character to it and is a good test for any golfer
According to Smith, manv of the holes are lined with trees, but he says it
isn't so hard that if the balls are hit into the woods, golfers can't find them.
"The edges of the ruff are lined with trees Smirh said. "It's open
enough to where they can find balls
One of the new changes to the course is the addition of an irrigation sys-
tem, and the hiring of a new course superintendent. Chad Horton. Another
change is the maintenance of the turf.
"We are dedicating ourselves to getting some good quality turf and main-
taining it well Smith said. . c u -4
This course has always been pretty popular with golfers and Smith said
that is due to a number of things. ,
"For a long time we were the easiest place to get on to play; Smith said.
"We also offer a good price to play. They can come out and enjoy themselves
and not lose too manv balls
If you're looking to improve on your golf sw ing, Smith offers lessons tor
20 dollars and each lesson lasts about 30 to 45 minutes.
After a hard dav of golf, the dun offers a full service grill where you can
sit back and renect on vour round. There is also a limited access driving
range that allows golfers to practice on their iron shots. (Irons are all thev
allow on the range.) Buckets come in small, medium and large, and range
from $1.50 to $4.50.
This course, for all it offers, is verv affordable to any golfer. 1 hey have spe-
cials during the week for all the ECU students, where students can play for
10 dollars, (not including cart fees.) A cart any day of the week is just J8 tor
18 holes. Also during the week, thev have a special rate after 3 p.m. For JFI5
anvone can plav and cart and green fees are included. Regular green fees dur-
ing the week are $12 and $17 on the weekend.
Memberships are also available for an initiation fee of W 300 and dues ot
$50 a month.
This is a great deal for all golfers from the beginner to the more expen-
enced. For more information about the course or for lessons, you can call
Smith at 746-3389.
So take advantage of this warm suraw weather we have experienced late-
ly and polish up on your golf game. Smith summed it up perfectly when he
said, "call out here and give us a try
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Alliance to give Top 6 WAC, C-USA Tyson ranks Holyfield fight biggest ever
teams spot in bowl game in animated session
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Bowl Alliance has
made a deal to ensure teams from second-tier confer-
ences will not be snubbed if they finish ranked in the
top six in the nation.
Alliance officials agreed Monday to a pact that vir-
tually guarantees Western Athletic Conference and
Conference USA teams a spot in an Alliance bowl if
they finish sixth or lower, beginning with the 1998
It appears to rectify the snub Brigham Young
received last year, when they went 13-1 and were
ranked fifth after the regular season, but were passed
over for an Alliance bid.
BYU coach LaVell Edwards didn't dwell on the bad
timing of the deal, but still saw room for improve-
"It's better than nothing he said. "I was hoping it
wouldn't have to be the top (six), maybe the top
eight, but beggars can't be choosers
By going to the Cotton Bowl instead of an Alliance
bowl last season, the Cougars lost out on about $7 mil-
lion. And the WAC took another shot when Wyoming
was denied a bid to any bowls after finishing 10-2.
Bowl Alliance chairman Roy Kramer said neither of
those situations were specificially mentioned and that
negotiations with the WAC have been ongoing since
the Alliance was formed.
"There has always been discussion as to what level
of participation these conferences would have he
said. "They have been significant negotiations and we
never got to a stone wall
Beginning in 1998, if a WAC team doesn't qualify
for the Alliance, a revenue-sharing agreement pays
$1.6 million to the conference. That's up from the
$1.2 million originally proposed.
Technically, there is no guarantee for the upcoming
season, although the WAC becomes an Alliance mem-
ber for promotional, marketing and still-to-be-deter-
mined voting purposes.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - For a guy who had to be begged to
show up, Mike Tyson acted like he didn't want to
Tyson engaged in a far ranging and animated con-
versation with a group of writers Monday night, talk-
ing about topics as diverse as child rearing to his anger
at getting bad press.
When it was over, Tyson lingered in the billiard
room at promoter Don King's house, where the former
heavyweight champion even thanked writers for com-
"He (King) had to beg me to come and talk to you
because of what you guys write and say about me
Tyson said early into the interview.
By the end of the session, though, Tyson was
telling humorous stories and acknowledging that per-
haps his media coverage wasn't all that bad.
"I'm probably harder on myself than the reporters
are Tyson said. "No one knows me. I'm just Mike.
I've had a lot of fun and I take care of business
Tyson discussed his place in boxing and Saturday's
WBA heavyweight title rematch with Evander
Holyfield during the hour and 20-minute session.
As a student of boxing history, Tyson knows his
place in some of the biggest heavyweight fights of
So he didn't hesitate when ranking the fight with
"It's probably the biggest fight ever Tyson said
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Now Taking Leases for
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deposit allows pets with $150.00
pet deposit Call Sandra 758-1909.
ONE BEDROOM, ALL UTIU-
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CANNON COURT AND CEDAR
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$40O-$415. Call Wainright Proper-
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AVAILABLE JULY 1,1997. One.
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FEMALE ROOMMATE NEED
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Available July 1st. Call 758-4363
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CYPRESS GARDENS TWO
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