JULY 9. 1997
EAST fJAROUNA UNIVERSITY
GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
ECU officials concerned over art censorship
Censorship of grave concern, director says
JACQI'ELINE D. KELLUM
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
A recent proposal, which would give local authorities the power to prohibit
works of art they find objectionable, has at least a couple of ECU professors
"Any censorship of the arts is of grave concern. It's on the same level as
freedom to practice the religion of your choice said Gil Leebrick, director
of Gray Gallery.
This proposed censorship would apply to those art exhibitions or perfor-
mances which are at least partially funded by state grants and presented or
performed in a publicly-funded building.
Those criteria apply to ECU as a publicly-funded state university.
Leebrick pointed out that most art galleries � unless they are private gal-
leries catering to a specific audience � would be affected by this proposal.
"The majority of galleries that have a wide, diverse selection of artworks
receive some public funding Leebrick said.
According to Phil Phillips, an assistant dean in the School of Art, ECU has
not traditionally had a problem with censorship of its artworks.
"As far as I know, we've never had someone come in and make a formal
complaint Phillips said. "Occasionally, we do have something that may not
be appropriate for children
Phillips said that in those cases, the School of Art does try to warn parents
when they enter the exhibit that some of the works may contain elements of
sex, violence, or other potentially objectionable material.
Both men acknowledged that what one art patron likes, another may find
"I understand that some material that falls in the venue of art may be
appropriate for one individual but not for another Leebrick said.
Neither Leebrick nor Phillips said they approved of the proposal's idea
that local officials are the best judges of what is appropriate for an entire com-
"I would be concerned about someone taking on that role Phillips said.
"In essence, what they may be doing is infringing on the rights of artists
The university itself does not typically place tight restrictions on what
may or may not be exhibited or performed.
"The university, in terms of the written word, theatrical productions, as
well as works of art, tries not to censor Phillips said.
"For an educational institution, one tries not to set boundaries Leebrick
Courtesy of ecu news bureau
Recent works by two North Carolina artists
are on view at Mendenhall Student Center
through Aug. IS.
Send Your Rain, by Linda Werthwein of
Harkers Island, is an assemblage of two-
dimensional pieces reflecting "the spirit
beyond the visual form, the quiet beginnings
of life on Earth to its full culmination Her
exhibition consists of four sections in oil and
three silk gauze textiles. The semi-abstract
works represent ocean and tropical images:
seas, sun, rain and foliage.
Blackness, by potter Charlene Johnson, is a
series of African-inspired hand-carved pottery,
including vases, bowls and lidded jars. New to
eastern North Carolina, the artist has been
making pottery for 15 years. Seven years ago,
she began hand carving and trimming her work
after the pottery was thrown. "Her pieces are
like snowflakes. No two are alike said a
Mendenhall staff member.
Located in the student center's second
floor gallery, the exhibitions are available for
viewing from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday
through Thursday and 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Mexico holds first
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Facing the prospect of
the first opposition Congress in 86 years, a
suddenly conciliatory President Ernesto
Zedillo has declared that Mexico has entered
"a new stage" of democracy.
Zedillo appeared calm and cordial on
Monday, a day after his Institutional
Revolutionary Party suffered historic set-
backs that cost it Mexico City's mayorship, at
least two state governorships and probably a
majority in Congress.
"As of these elections, all (Mexico's) polit-
ical parties have entered into a new era in
which we must seek out dialogue, agreement
and consensus Zedillo said in a speech to a
group of businessmen.
He expressed pride in the electoral
reforms he sponsored and noted that his
party, known as the PRI, supported them
though it "surrendered many advantages it
previously had, in the goal of a fairer electoral
He said that the PRI had maintained its
position as "the largest force" while shedding
descriptions that have dogged it since it was
created in 1929 to run Mexico.
"After these elections, no one can ever
again refer to the Institutional Revolutionary
Party as the only party, the state party or an
appendage of the government Zedillo said.
Decades of authoritarianism, a series of
corruption scandals and a devastating eco-
nomic crisis in 1995 cost the PRI dearly.
Incomplete results Monday showed the
PRI losing at least two of six governor's races
and its long, unquestioned lock on Congress.
Zedillo may become the first Mexican presi-
dent since 1913 to face an opposition legisla-
PRI national leader Humberto Roque on
Monday estimated the PRI would win 235-
240 seats in the 500-seat Chamber of
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across from Joyner library
North Carolina artistis Linda Werthwein and Charlene Johnson will display their art at Mendenhall
until August 15.
PHOTO BY CHRIS GAY00SH
Peel accepts new
Courtesy of ECU News Bureau
Dr. Henry A. Peel, the interim dean of the
East Carolina University School of Education,
has accepted the post of associate vice chan-
cellor for academic affairs.
In announcing the appointment, Dr.
Richard Ringeisen, vice chancellor for acade-
mic affairs, said Peel brings a variety of admin-
istrative experiences to the position.
"His work in public school administration
before joining ECU, combined with his
administrative experience here, both very
much involved organizational and leadership
issues, and will be extremely valuable in his
new work Ringeisen said.
A native of Martin County, Peel joined the
education faculty in 1989. He was appointed
associate dean of the School of Education in
1995, and after the resignation of Dr. Charles
Coble, he was named as the school's interim
dean in 1996. Coble left ECU to become a
vice president with the University of North
Peel will be responsible for academic
administration and special programs. He suc-
ceeds Dr. David Watkins, a member of the
School of Health and Human Performance
faculty. Watkins is coordinating efforts by the
university to develop its distance education
Before joining the ECU faculty, Peel served
Dr. Henry A. Peel will take over the position of
associate vice chancellor for academic affairs.
PHOTO BY CHRIS GAYDOSH
in administrative positions with the Martin
County school system and with the Chapel
Hill city schools.
He earned bachelor's and master's degrees
from ECU and a doctorate from the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ringeisen said Peel will assume his new
duties by July 15 or as soon as the School of
Education fills the interim dean vacancy
Sojourner lands on Mars
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - The Sojourner
rover sat face-to-face with a lumpy martian
rock called "Barnacle Bill" today after travel-
ing 16 inches across the powdery red soil,
becoming the first mobile vehicle to roam
"Sojourner and Barnacle Bill arc holding
hands deputy project manager Brian
Muirhead said late Sunday as a television feed
at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory showed
the six-wheeled rover up against a pock-
Sensors showed it had made contact, prov-
ing controllers could direct the little robot
geologist from 119 million miles away.
The prospecting trip came just a day after
Sojourner rolled down a Pathfinder ramp and
onto the martian surface.
It later plunged its spectrometer into the
dust at the bottom of the ramp. That began
NASA's up-close chemical examination of a
harsh landscape that bears unmistakable,
ancient signs of water. The soil analysis has
not yet been released by NASA
Many of the planet's mysteries can be
answered in the area around Pathfinder. Just
the first few inches of Sojourner's wheel
tracks told scientists that the site is covered in
floury- dust that appears to lie above a harder
On Sunday afternoon, Sojourner sat just 4
inches from the ramp. Then it was ordered to
make a 90-degree counterclockwise rotation,
and back up 12 inches to put its alpha proton
X-ray spectrometer in contact with Barnacle
Bill, the nickname scientists gave a bumpy
rock about the size of the rover.
The rover was programmed to spend 10
hours nosing up against the rock to determine
its chemical composition. That information
was to be downloaded today from Pathfinder's
The spectrometer bombards small areas of
rocks or soil with radiation, then looks for par-
ticles that bounce back. Each element gener-
ates a unique response.
What's next for Sojourner? Probably the
more distant, wide-bottomed rock nicknamed
Yogi by NASA
"She is the robotic equivalent of Neil
Armstrong on Mars rover scientist Henry
Moore said proudly. "She's your field geolo-
gist, and she wants to thank the people of the
United States and all foreign contributors pay-
ing for her
In its first two days on the martian surface.
Pathfinder has returned bleak but spectacular
shots of terrain that resembles eastern
Washington state, an area long ago scoured by
a giant gush of water from melted glaciers.
The flood that created the Ares Valiis plain
where Pathfinder now stands appears to have
carried rocks from the planet's highlands and
deposited them in the area, project scientist
Matthew Golombek said. Those rocks are now
being checked out by Sojourner.
Scientists also received a weather report
from Mars when Pathfinder's meteorological
equipment returned noontime conditions
from the first two days of the mission.
Temperatures hovered around zero degrees,
with light breezes that occasionally caused
them to dip as low as 25 below.
The camera on Pathfinder is returning
valuable geological information in the form of
detailed photos of the landscape. Ronald
Greclcy, the Arizona State University geolo-
gist who works with the 3-D camera, said he
could see distant marks left bv water on the
edges of hills called "Twin Peaks
Horizontal bands on Twin Peaks could be
terraces cut by moving water, horizontal rock
layers laid down in a lake or a bathtub-ringlike
feature left along an ancient shoreline.
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Do you think
withholding funds for
select art exhibits is a
violation of the First
Yes, It's a form of the artist's expression. Why cen-
sor someone's thoughts
Yes, I believe it is a person's right to express him or
herself in anyvay. It builds die permit's tlumter.
By not giving them this right I believe it takes away
from the tray this country tras founded.
Yes, primarily becuase in the U.S. Constitution,
we have a concept that our founding fathers con-
freedom of expression.
Non degree grad siudem
PHOtf' BY AMANDA PB0CT0R
Yes, it is a violation of the first
amendment. People should be able to express
themselves through their artwork.
Social work, grad siudem
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Study shows North Carolina uniyiersity
professors among best paid
DURHAM (AP) - Professors at some of North Carolina's leading universities are
paid well in comparison to the counterparts across the country, according to a
"e TheP1997 annual report bv the American Association of University Professors
shows that Duke University paid its facuky better than any other academic msti-
prefes'aTDuke received an average of $95,800. That was nearly
$6,000 more than professors at Vanderbilt University, the Southeast s next high-
est-paying institution. . , :
Overall. Duke paid its faculrv - which includes full, associate and assistant
professors as well as instructors - an average of $77,400, also tops.n the
Southeast. The national average salary at doctorate-level schools was ���5J-
Meanwhile, faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel HiMhacan
average salary of $67,600; Wake Forest University average pay was $59,901); and
N.C. State University paid its professors an average of $58,900.
Hunt wants political friend in DEHNR job
k v, EIGH (AP) - Gov. Jim Hunt has offered the state's top environmental post
to longtime political ally Wayne McDevitt, a trusted former aide v-ith limited
experience in environmental matters.
Administration officials told The News & Observer that Hunt wants McDevitt
for the post, which will be vncated .Aug. 1 by Jonathan Howes. Hunt s press
spokesman Sean Walsh said he couldn't confirm the report.
McDWttt is a former state Democratic Party chairman who will inherit a
department that faces huge challenges - the cleanup of the state s nvers and reg-
ulation of the swine industry. .
For fhe last year and a half, the 44-year-old McDevitt has been a senior advi-
sor to Hunt, working primarily on issues relating to federal regulations and local
McVeigh's attorneys file motion for new trial
DENVER (AP) - Timothy McVeigh did not receive a fair trial in the
Oklahoma City bombing because the jurors who condemned Kim to die
were wrongly swayed by advene publicity and victim testimony, McVeigh s
lawyers claim. ,����.
McVeigh's attorneys listed more than a dozen arguments in a 180-page
motion for a new trial filed Monday in U.S. District Court.
One juror reportedly mentioned to a fellow juror during the trial that l
think we all know what the verdict should be McVeigh lawyer Robert
Nigh Jr. stated in his motion. .
Most of the remaining arguments focused on U.S. District Judge
Richard Matsch's decision to exclude pans of the defense's case: its theory
that an international conspiracy was behind the bombing, a full report on
problems with the FBI lab, and detail on the governments raid on the
Branch Davidians complex near Waco, Texas. The bombing was said to be
in retaliation for that raid.
McVeigh was convicted last month of murder, conspiracy and weapons-
related counts in the April 1995 federal building bombing that killed 168
people. He was sentenced to death by injection.
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Chrysler plans safety recalls of more than
1.6 million cars, trucks'
DETROIT (AP) - In the largest such move this year, Chrysler Corp. will recall
more than 1.6 million cars and trucks this summer to fix several problems,
including faulty air bag controls. � l �� mi
The largest recall involves 850.000 Dodge Ram pickup trucks from model
years 1994 through 1997, and 1995-97 Dodge Ram Vans and Ram Wagons in the
United States, company spokesman Mike McKesson said Monday.
The trucks and vans are being recalled because heated transmission fluid can
melt connections on fluid lines, causing fluid to spray on the exhaust manifold
and potentially catch fire. Dealers will install new connections that include
stainless steel retainers. . , iqq.
The air bag problem affects 142,700 cars and tracks made eartyin the 1997
model yearincludmg the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Wrangler, Dodge Dakota
Sp, Dodge and PKmouth Neon subcompact and Dodge Viper sports car
Deilers will replace the air bag's electronic control unit, which may
cause the bag to inflate when the ignition a turned off and the vehicle is stand-
Crypt is readied for Mexican drug lord's funeral
GUAMUCHILITO, Mexico (AP) - Relatives of the man alleged to be
Mexico's top drug lord invited neighboring townsfolk to a funerallucsday,
expecting that the controversy over identification of his body can be settled
��But the remains they await were in Mexico City Tuesday morning and
prosecutors insisted they still hadn't decided if the bloated and bruised
corpse was that of Arnado Carrillo Rienres.
Carrillo Fuentes is said to have died last week at a Mexico City materni-
ty hospital while recovering from extensive plastic surgery on his race and
liposuction on his stomach.
He reportedly was trying to alter his appearance to escaje tew enforce-
ment agents. Some of those who wanted him suspect the" story may be
nothing more than an attempt to thwart their chase.
But Carrillo Fuemes' family insists he is dead. His mother and two sis-
ters have gone to Mexico City intending to claim the body, while other rel-
atives prepared for the wake at a family ranch in Guamuchihto, a village in
the northwestern state of Sinaloa.
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"These all are indicators of
water activity Grceley said.
Mars is thought to have had
water on its surface billions of
years ago. That water could have
been lost to space, or it could still
be on Mars today, frozen under-
ground and in the polar caps.
"Mars may even be more water-
rich than Earth is. We really don't
know Golombek said.
The search for traces of water is
part of the search for signs of
where life might have existed.
Those questions won't be
answered until NASA returns to
Mars with more sophisticated
instruments capable of probing
beneath the surface.
Sojourner can stay in touch
with the lander up to 500 feet
awav. Rover coordinator Matt
Wallace said controllers are reining
it in during the first few days; at
Barnacle Bill, it had traveled a total
of 16 inches since leaving
Scientists have had a lot to
cheer about since the seven-
month space flight ended with a
flawless landing on Friday. After a
between Pathfinder and Sojourner
was resolved, the little rover slid
down the ramp and into history.
' Other spacecraft had landed on
Mars, most recently Viking II in
September 1976, but they were
not able to roll around.
The steep-deprived scientists
and engineers loosened up
Sunday. They played wake-up
music for Sojourner - the theme
song to TVs "Mad .About You" - as
though the rover had astronauts on
There was concern among the
rover drivers - those who rehearse
the moves on a 3-D screen before
rover makes them - that the angles
of Barnacle Bill might prevent tle
spectrometer from getting in the
right position for a good reading.
They hit it on the first try,
Muirhead said. "To get it the first
time - even in our testing, we
never got it the first time
The rover's top speed is one
centimeter per second, or roughly
2 feet per minute. But operators,
acting cautiously, did not use full
Mission managers feel confi-
dent that Sojourner will last much
longer than its intended one-week
lifetime, and the lander will con-
tinue to operate much longer than
the month it was supposed to.
The lander's batteries could easily
last for months, Muirhead said.
The mission is being followed
by people worldwide. With more
than 100 million hits since Friday,
Pathfinder's Web site was shaping
up to become the biggest Internet
event ever, Golombek said.
"People out there really care
what we're doing here Muirhead
said. "I think the whole planet was
behind us. The people willed
Pathfinder to life
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The last of the fireworks finales have faded away, the hamburgers and hot dogs have all been
fully digested, hangovers have come and gone and everyone has gotten back to work. The
fourth of July has slipped by for another year, but did you stop to think about why we were
celebrating in the first place?
Of course, everyone knows that the Rurth of Jury is a day celebrating our independence
from Britain, a day to celebrate liberty and justice for all. But have we really come all that
far? How free arc we and how secure are our rights that were so carefully laid out in the
As reported in The East Carolinian last week, in the current 343-page budget proposal,
there is a three sentence provision that could have resounding effects across the state. The
provision will allow county commissioners and town councils to pull state funding from any
art exhibition or performance based solely on their judgment of its decency.
What is perhaps even scarier is the feet that this provision is nothing new. In feet, it has
been in effect for the past year under the current budget. The only difference is that the
current legislature is considering making the provision permanent.
So what does this mean in realistic terms? It means that anything risque such as last
year's plays Suburbia and Lysistrata, could have had state funding pulled from it based on
the opinion of the City Council. Student Union-sponsored events such as lectures, concerts
and visiting comedians would all be subject to the provision and at the mercy of the Council.
In fact, the provision could reach as far as the movies shown at Mendenhall. If any state
money is used to sponsor these events, they are subject to council approval.
Of course, this might rot be all bad. After all, the provision was in effect last year and no
one seemed to mind. Plus, who would know better what fits into a certain community than
the town council itself? After all, North Carolina is full of towns just like the fictional
Mayberry from years ago, and would a controversial, state-sponsored art exhibition fit in well
in these small towns?
The best way to think of it is to think about the town where you grew up. Perhaps your
parents are still there and maybe you plan to go back after college. Now think about if you
trust the town officials to pick what you can and cannot see. The citizens voted them into
office, and thus expressed trust in their opinions, so why not let them decide?
Perhaps because it goes further than this. It goes back to the fierce independence of
Americans. Our ancestors fought hard for our freedom, and we respect that and refuse to give
it up without a fight. We feel that we should have ultimate say in where our money goes, and
in what we choose to see and hear. So now is our chance to use that freedom we pride our-
selves in. Find out who your representatives are if you don't already know. Write or call them,
and let them know your opinion on the provision. If we let them decide without our input,
are they really being our representatives? Speak up, be heard, and fight for what you think
is right, no matter which side it may be on.tAnd always be proud to know that you can have
a say, and that your opinion does mean something.
ECU students interested in various cultures
ECU has an
vast majority of
ECUs students do
not suffer from
xenophobia. In fact,
they show a keen
interest in cultures
not their own.
Xenophobia a powerful and exotic
snundin. word. xVhat ir aiually
means i fir or r .tred of strieers
and foreigners or anything that is
deemed foreign or strange.
A phobia is an irrational, obses-
sive and intense fear that is focused
on a specific circumstance, idea or
thing. Phobic disorders, according to
modern classification, arc a subcate-
gory of anxiety disorders. Some com-
mon phobias are fear of public
places, high places, closed spaces,
social situations, death, the dark,
animals, meteorological events, and
electricity - just to name a few!
Phobic sufferers may experience a
variety of symptoms, including dizzi-
ness, nausea and immobilization.
The cause of phobia is unknown,
but numerous theories have been
advanced: that phobias result from a
single, frightening experience with
the thing feared; that phobias are
'learned' gradually, over a long period
of time; and that phobias result
from distorted thoughts about the
Various treatments have been
developed for phobia sufferers, each
with similar high levels of success.
Psychoanalysts strive to help their
patients remember suppressed
thoughts about childhood traumas.
Bchaviorists may use one of two
treatments � gradual exposure to
the thing feared, or intense exposure
(flooding). Cognitive psychologists
seek to alter the way their patients
think about what they fear.
Although I am an American citi-
zen and a North Carolina resident, 1
was not bom here. My cultural her-
itage is quite different. The way I
dress, what I eat and how I think jre
also different � im mainstream
America. But this is liomc for mc
and I celebrate the fourth of July
with as much enthusiasm as anyone
However, as I was curious about
"real foreign students ! tele-
phoned the Coordinator of Overseas
Studies, Linda McGowan, who
informed me that we get students
from far away places like Japan,
England, Sweden, Germany and
Ecuador. There are approximately
115 degree seeking international
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Drug tests target disadvantage are unfair
Next time you see a
sign on the door of
a business that says,
"Committed to a
who gets tested. Is it
everybody or is it
die people low on
the totum pole
During the so-called war on drugs
in the 1980s, a McCarthy-csque
public got caught in the fervor. The
public, blinded by lies, half-truths
and unfounded studies, stood by
and watched drug testing sweep
the land. Most who dared to refuse
the tests were fired; the rest were
watched with close scrutiny.
Drugs are not the only thing that
can be found in urine. Urine can
show if the donor is taking medica-
tion for depression, heart condition,
epilepsy or diabetes. Urine can also
be tested for pregnancies. Imagine
you take a pre-employment drug
screening test. Would your chance
of getting the job lie hurt by your
being diabetic, epileptic or preg-
nant? Health costs are sky-rocket-
ing, might your employer be think-
ing the same thing?
Many claim illegal drug use costs
businesses billions of dollars. The
people, usually politicians, who
make the claims are at a loss when
asked to provide proof. Most who
do produce the proof have some-
thing to gain. Hoffman-La Roche
has a big share of the drug testing
market and provides "educational"
literature. Remember, as pro-busi-
ness politicians say, "business is
profit Anything to make the stock
holders happy, even if it means
lying to the public.
Next time you see a sign on the
door of a business that says,
"Committed to a drug free work-
place ask who gets tested. Is it
everybody, or is it the people low on
the totem pole who can least afford
to be without a job if they refuse? It
has been my experience that those
with the most authority are tested
the least, if at all. Should not the
ones with the most influence over
the business be tested the most?
Logic says yes, reality says no.
Politicians speak out in favor of
drug testing. Why is Congress or
the president not drug tested? As
an American citizen, I am con
cerned that our leaders might be
using drugs. After the government
shutdown a couple of years ago, the
whole lot of them should have had
to submit urine.
Arc you willing tu submit urine
for drug testing if your career, repu-
tation, freedom or livelihood
depended on it? The same ques-
tion was asked to 120 forensic sci-
entists, including some who worked
for manufacturers of drug tests. Of
the 120, not one would say yes.
Keep in mind that urine drug tests
can produce false positives any-
where from 10-30 percent of the
Conservative Supreme Court
Justice Antonin Scslia called drag
testing a "needless indignity Moat
"research" that comes out in favor
of drug testing b rarely out forth for
peer review. The research that does
come out is biased and misleading.
A study that has stood up to peer
review found "no difference
between drug-positive and drug-
I cannot think of anything more
private than your own urine. Some
even make you urinate in front of a
nurse. Is the problem with drugs so
bad we are willing to give up our
right to privacy? Are you willing to
let a laboratory dissect your urine?
students from 49 different countries
ECU has an extremely friendly
student body. A few months back, I
took a quick and informal poll of my
classmates and found that the vast
majority of ECU's students do not
suffer from xenophobia. In fact,
they show a keen interest in cultures
not their own and often bombard a
foreign student with numerous
questions. For example, during one
of my communication classes each
student had to give a ten minute
speech on a country of their choice.
It was quite obvious that a lot of care
and research was put into the reports
because they were so interesting and
Of course, there always has to be
a dissenter somewhere � like the
guy in my class who insisted that
ALL people who inhabit hot and
humid terrain have bad tempers, are
terrorists and blow up buildings!
Even the professor � who, by the
way, was a foreigner � was speech-
less with shock. In an effort to clar-
ify the situation and make a point, I
�died t'lis xenoph He if ho th�ht
th i�L peop ho livw-o in
extremely cold climates like Russia
or Siberia were mild mannered and a
bunch of pacifists. He got really
annoyed and told me to go back to
my dirty country. Hey, I thought this
was my country Anyway, before I
could even utter a single word in
defense, the entire class had risen up
as one huge body of indignation and
shouted down the rest of his xeno-
Like I saidwe're a friendly
bunch down here at ECU.
Leave art to artists, not elected officials
In American society
today, a society
diversity, art helps
us understand our
role with one
another. It helps us
come to grips with
Art is the measure of a society, of a
culture. It is what defines our brief
stay on this earth. From earliest
recorded history, art was used by
humankind as an explanation and
an expression of what it means to be
In American society today, a soci-
ety abundant with diversity, art
helps us understand our role with
one another. It helps us come to
grips with our fears, our traditions,
our attempts for certainty in an
uncertain world. We are humans,
gifted with thought, and thought is
the absolute horizon of understand-
With this in mind, I ask you to
consider the proposal set forth by
Rep. Sam Ellis, R-Wake, which
plans to cement allocation of funds
for the arts in North Carolina.
"Nobody knows what art is Ellis
says, "nobody can define it
It is ironic, then, that such an
ignorant mind should control where
the meager sum of money goes. His
plan to take the power from the
N.C. Arts Council and give it to
County Commissioners to decide
what is appropriate an is wrong
He says, "If you're going to take
our money, you subject yourself to
our opinion. And 'our' is what I
believe to be the opinion of the
majority of the r .pulation
Bottom line is this: politicians
should not decide what art is.
As to whether we, the citizens of
this great state, should view so-
called "controversial" art is entirely
a personal matter. It is up to each
individual to choose whether they
want to view a particular theatrical
production, painting, sculpture or
what have you. If a homosexual
theme frightens Sam Ellis, or is not
what he considers of "high moral
standards then Sam Ellis can stay
at home and not participate in the
play or an exhibit. However, Sam
Ellis should not decide that,
because of Ins own fear of a particu-
lar theme, such a work should have
funding cut, and therefore stricken
from the awareness or attention of
the citizens of this state.
Art is a reflection of society, and
some parts of society may be con
troversial to certain people. This:
does not mean, though, that fund-
ing should be cut as a means of cen-
We live under a constitution that
ensures freedom of expression.
What Ellis is proposing is a form of
strangulation and censorship that,
frankly, reminds me of the fear with
which Hitler set to destroying all
artistic, literary and scientific
achievements of the Jewish com-
munity some sixty years ago.
Dm would Iv'e that Ellis' pro-
I ,sal will be c ;cJ. The N rts
Council should continue to serve
our community by bringing thought
provoking enlightening and engag-
ing forms of art to the cultural
awareness of this great sure with-
out the constant inquisition and
censorship of politicians.
Art is human creativity. It is an
expression of what humanity is. If
the subtle guise of Ellis's censor-
ship is enacted, then it is at the cost
of social awareness and of human
4 Wednesday, July 9. 1997
The East Carolinian
Actors will be missed
So, I'm finally getting off my lazy duff
and writing a column. I should perhaps
first explain the title of the column. It is
actually a bit of self-plagiarism.
"Ramblin' On" is a column I wrote for
another paper during my days as resi-
dent media whore in lovely Sussex
County, Virginia. If those fine folks find
out I'm using the name, they may come
tackle me and administer wedgies until
plete sentences. A hefty order, but I'll do
It was a tough week for celebrities.
They were dropping quicker than
President Clinton going after a Big Mac.
Actors Jimmy Stewart, Robert Mitchum,
and William Hickey passed away. Texas
bluesman Johnny Copeland went to the
big juke joint in the sky, and journalist
and North Carolinian Charles Kuralt
came to the end of his road.
Stewart and Mitchum's deaths have
especially generated much attention.
They were both superb actors. Stewart
acted in more than 80 movies, and
I sound like Regis Philbin. Despite the
degree of pleasure that may result from
such activity, you have to be hush hush
about the whole thing.
As for the meaning behind Ramblin'
On, I hope the column name doesn't
make you think that the column is just a
silly rant about nothing. You'll think that
after you actually read the column.
Really, it simply means that I'm just
another ass with an opinion who gets to
write stuff in the funny papers. My goal
with the column is just to write com-
Mitchum was in more than 100. Hell,
Mitchum was in 18 movies in 1943 alone
(granted they use to make movies in
about three weeks in those days). They
did appear in at least one movie togeth-
er, the 1978 remake of The Big Strep. But
it was nor merely their acring abilities or
prolific careers that made Mitchum and
Stewart special. The lives they led off
the screen were wonderful examples of
what it means to be an American.
SEE RAMBLIN. PAGE S
Kathy Osborn, paintings
Jacqueline Carey, text
9 OUT OF 10
Wedding Pictures offers adult readers a
delicious combination of beautiful,
whimsical paintings and a witty, touch-
ingly sarcastic story for grown ups.
Jacqueline Carey takes on the peculiari-
ties of marriage and relationships with a
bitchy practicality that touches the heart
while it satisfies the gossip in all of us. It
is Kathy Osborn's paintings, however,
that supply the real punch in the novel.
And make no mistake, they are paintings
in every sense of the word; Wedding
Pictures is not a comic book.
By combining the fun of flipping
through a picture book with an incredibly
twisted look at relationships, Carey and
Osborn succeed where many authors fail.
They actually manage to contribute
some fresh new discussion to the stale,
thousand-year-old debate about tradi-
tional marriage. The key to their success
is one that many self-help book authors
should take a good look at: don't take
everything so seriously!
Through remarkably convincing dia-
logue alone, phone conversations and
answering machine messages included,
Art student weary of bill
STAFF WRI I K.R
Making art is a wav people express their feelings, problems, concerns, and
even their politicsreligion and sexuality. So how would an artist feel about
the provision the North Carolina House of Representatives wants to add
onto the budget, allowing elected officials to have control over art in public
if'passed the provision would give local officials control over any art
funded by the state or housed in a public building and it could have a con-
siderable effect on the art students of ECU who enjoy the creative freedom
of a university environment.
When told about this budget provision, Kate Kohn, a junior majoring in
painting, remarkedWelcome to the Bible Belt She was disappointed to
learn that bureaucrats could have a say in the kind of art that is shown, but
also understood the need to not offend those who monetarily support the
"1 see the reasoning behind the provision, but if legislators limit funds
based on what they think is appropriate, then it stunts the artist, Kohn
said "The value of art in North Carolina would decrease as a result or
artists not being able to perform and create to their full potential.
If officials could censor for content, what would happen if an art student
was trying to hang their senior show required for graduation and was told
two or three pieces were offensive and must be removed?
"This is reallv controversial because it's mainly just a matter of opinion,
Kohn added. "Your heart and soul goes into a body of work, and if censor-
ship breaks up that bodv of work, then that is completely unacceptable.
"Whether the content of a painting contains violence, nudity, homosex-
ual issues, whatever - artists better understand themselves through the art
thev create. If the work is censored, it's not only frustrating and insulting;
we already feel alienated by the community and this makes it even worse.
For someone who is planning to do art as a career, funding is part ot their
hole an artist
who needs fund-
ing into sacrific-
ing their creative
feel positive tak-
ing a state fund-
ed grant if someone else was telling
me what to paint Kohn said. "But,
that's a decision I would seriously
have to consider. If I didn't take the
grant there might not be a show
It seems a little odd that this pro-
posal came just one week before
Independence Day - a proposal the
violates the First Amendment and
undoubtedly jeopardizes freedom of
How would this painting by Kate Kohn (above left)
fare under the state legislature's proposal?
PHOTO COURTESY OF JENNIFER LEGGETT
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Summer is a tough time for movies. The more the temperature rises, the
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from the top of the charts due to a combination of stiff rivalry and bad word
of mouth. It's a dog eat dog business, and only the biggest dogs will survive.
Well there's a new breed in town that's burning up the screen and eating
up the competition bv transforming old ideas into something novel, some-
world and it's without a doubt the best to hit the screens in years. Based on
the Malibu comic book of the same name. MIH digs into, and jabs at. the
mvth of an ultra-secret organization that works above and beyond the gov-
ernment to cover up the fact that aliens from other worlds live among us.
Earth a it turns out, is a neutral .one where being "ro1" �& "�ot cllc
rate can live. All thev have to do is take on the guise of normal human
beings and follow the rules established and enforced by MIB.
This is a wild idea that gets even wilder when a renegade alien ship crash-
es to Earth without prior approval. In normal circumstances, this may be a
simple misdemeanor against MIB regulations, but this craft carries a creature
bent on destroying the world, something MIB is forced to take immediate
OuEics of the day come in the form of tight-lipped Tommy Lee Jones
and reckless rookie Will Smith. This pairing of superstars mav seem awk-
Carey explores the conflicting feelings
that arise among friends and family at the
announcement of Bonnie and Kip's
pending wedding. From the starry-eyed
excitement of Bonnie's young flower girl
to the jaded observations of the groom's
chronically unfaithful brother, Carey's
verbal quips and exchanges prove true
throughout the novel.
The real humor of the story is illus-
trated beautifully in the detailed paint-
ings. Osborn manages to convey ridicu-
lous images like the mutant flower gar-
den where the wedding takes place with
surprising sensitivity. From the ugly fish-
net bridesmaid gowns (donated by local
singing group The Five Flavors) to the
best man's affairs with numerous gues's,
the opportunities to make fun of charac-
ters are abundant. Osborn, however,
avoids exploiting such obvious humor
and concentrates instead on the endear-
ing, vulnerable sides of each character.
Her touch is subtle; she teases, but never
draws blood. Instead, she simply points
in the right direction and allows the read-
er to draw the conclusions.
Wedding Futures is a great look at con-
temporary feelings and ideas about mar-
riage. It gives you all the fun of wicked
dialogue and catty remarks as well as a
few really romantic moments for the sen-
timental. For the married, those who are
about to be married, and those who never
ever want to get married, Wedding Pictures
offers lively discussion to support every
point of view. Definitely worth your
time. And if you don't feel like reading
the whole book, at least take some time
to check out the pictures!
At left Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith take a break from kicking alien booty in Men in Black, while
Nicolas Cage and John Travolta square off in FaceOff.
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LEFT PHOTO COURTESY OF SONY
unique, something wildly fun. Men m Mark and FaceOff both share much in
common. Both feature out-of-this-world action, stylish direction, snappy-
humor and, most importantly, energetic stars who dress well and redefine
the verv notion of "cool Both represent a ranty in Hollywood - formulaic
concepts that succeed in being entertaining and. to a large extent, original.
Men in Blmk is the newest entrv into the sci-fi craze that is conquering the
ward, but it's the selling point that keeps the film s energy Icvelat warp
speed. Smith's performance is loud and in your face, but it blends beautiful
ly with Jones' straight-as-an-arrow showcase. Jones Btte frj of
dvnamic duo, and the result is indeed electrifying. With deadpan accuracy
and ar�uablv the best performance of his long career, Jones steals the show,
which is not an easv thing to do when Smith is in the picture.
Credit director Barry Sonnenfeld for not only having the smarts to put
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Jones and Smith together hut also for
having the necessary talent ro trans-
form Ed Solomon's witty script into a
visual thrill ride packed with mind-
boggling creatures and state-of-the-
art special effects. Sonnenfeld. who
proved himself a worthy comedic
director vv ith such films as Theitlliim.
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Similarly, fJtt tosses plausibili-
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favor of a good time. And like Mm m
Biirt. this action roller coaster is
fueled b mesmerizing performances
from irs two star. John Travolta and
The plot, written bv Mike Werb
and Michael Colleary, is about as
absurd as tliev come, but with Hong
Kong veteran director John Woo
behind the cameras, even thing falls
perfectly into place.
The Cliffs notes version of the
stor goes something like this: RB.I.
agent Sean Archer (initially plaved bv
Travolta) obsessively tracks down
ruthless killer and terrorist CCastor
Trov (initially played bv Cage). After a
dizzying opening tight sequence, Trov
is mortally wounded, placed in a coma
and captured. This would all be fine
and dandy, but 'Trov has hidden a
bomb somewhere and Archer needs to
Now things get silly. Through the
technology of super science. Archer
has his face removed and. in a desper-
ate attempt to get access to the
underworld, replaced with Troy's.
Now Archer is Troy, meaning that
("age is now playing the part of Archer.
Of course. Trov is not out of action
yet and he eventually awakens from
his coma. I sing the same super sci-
ence Archer used. Trov has Archer's
face grafted on. meaning that Travolta
is now playing the villain.
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tories that very, very few mencan
action films ever dare touch. The film
becomes a dark journey concerning
identity, revenge and obsession. Woo
turns the traditional notion of good vs.
evil on its head by placing pure good
wirhin the body of pure evil, and vice
versa. The result is one of the most
daring action films in recent memory
All of the above is swell, but the
one element that will keep audiences
flocking to the theatets is the simple-
fact that h'iiii'(Jtf is absolutely fun.
The action sequences strike with
lightning speed but are never clut-
tered, and the dueling stars chew up
the screen with lively enthusiasm.
Travolta and Cage are having the
times of their lives as they leap
through the air with a gun in each
clinched fist. Travolta, of course,
glides with the ease and skill of a vet-
eran. He is a joy to watch, but this is.
amazingly enough. Cage's movie. As
Archer. Cage turns in a phenomenally
tortured performance and works won-
ders with a character that is trapped
inside the body of the one man he
hates most in the world.
Hard-core fans of Woo will proba-
bly not acknowledge Em Off as vin-
tage Woo (see Tie tSMrr or HardBoUfd
for examples of his best work). Still,
this latest entry into the world of
action cinema clcarlv illustrates that a
little talent and passion can breath
tresh life into even the most brain-
So. for all those who have grown
sick of the Hollywood cliche and the
deluge of forgettable summer films
that consistently take up valuable
space at the local theater, two nuggets
of joy have just landed at a nearby
screen. While Men in Rfirk and FaieOff
don't qualify as examples of
"Masterpiece Cinema they both
succeed in making going to the
movies fun again.
continued from page 4
Perhaps their lives were even in con-
trast with one another. It is this con-
trast that makes American lives inter-
Stewart was everybody's Ail-
American. He was a graduate of
Princeton University, where he stud-
ied architecture. He volunteered for
service in the Army .Air Force during
World War II. gaining an extra 10
pounds so he would qualify. Later he
would tell people that he was drafted
into the service. While he was in the
service, he earned two distinguished
flying crosses and numerous other
accommodations. He was married to
the same woman for more than 40
years. His way of speaking, like his
conservative values, came from his
Middle American upbringing. Like
many of the characters he portraved,
he was simply a good guy.
Mitchum represented another
dimension of American ideals. From
the beginning, he was considered a
"bad boy His father died when
Mitchum was still a baby. He spent a
good portion of his early life discover-
ing the country on his own. At the age
of 14. Mitchum claimed he was
arrested for vagrancy and sentenced
to a Oeorgia chain gang. He served a
60-day sentence in 1949 after being
convicted on marijuana possession.
During his sentence, he allowed pho-
tographers to photograph him sweep-
ing out his cell. He was married to the
same woman for 57 years, although
questions of his fidelity remain.
Stewart fought for his country; he
was the perfect patriot. He is some-
one we should be proud to claim as an
American. Mitchum too was a great
American, but he fought for himself.
Not that he was selfish, he simply-
lived life on his own terms. Mitchum
survived despite hardships and mis-
takes. He did not allow Hollywood or
anyone else to dictate to him how to
live. He was true to himself; that is
the hardest truth. .As Americans, we
like to think we support people who
do their own thing, but that support
often succumbs to hypocrisy. Stewart
and Mitchum were anything but hyp-
ocrites, and thev will be missed.
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Post-season track awards given
SPOUTS EDI TDK
Oowdy-Fickton'i facalifl continuas in preparation for the home opener in
September against Wake Forest.
PHOTOS AMANDA PROCTOR
Carolina ticket sales cool
off during the summer
Track season may be over, but for two sprinters
and one coach, their hard work and determination
is still paving off.
The CAA announced that Charles "Choo"
Justice, head coach of the women's team, was
named the CAA Women's Coach of the Year for
the second straight season.
Justice, in his sixth year as head coach, led his
squad to a second place CAA finish behind
and coached his
team to an 11 th
place finish as
At this year's
the Lady Pirates
earned a total of
25 points, the
most ever for
ECU, as seven
he was glad to
award, but it's
that's on the
forefront of his
"If I get
named it that's
great, but if I
that we had Justice said.
While Justice believed his girls would break
more records this year, he said weather conditions
hampered their quest to rewrite the books.
"Going into the year 1 thought 'man, we're
going to break a lot of records Justice said. "I
think with the weather we had this spring - it was
cold, it was rainy and stuff - so the conditions
weren't there to run as fast or jump as far as we
thought we would be able to do. But, at the same
time, we did do well in head-to-head competi-
tion, particularly our relay team, our 4x100 relay
team. They won almost every single race that
they ran with the exception of one or two
That relay team consists of the GAA Women's
girl that puts the fire in everyone. She is a fierce
competitor and has a tremendous amount of con-
fidence in herself
According to Justice, Barrow is the kind of run-
ner who can motivate others.
"Because she is so good, she makes her team-
mates better Justice said. "She puts a certain
attitude in everyone and they go 'gosh, if Rasheca
can think that way, then I can think that way She
is a tireless worker and she sets the tone of prac-
tice with everyone working
For the women's track team. Barrow was a steal
that few schools noticed.
"Coming out of high school a lot of people did-
n't know about her because she came from a little
CAA Women's Coach of the Year
CAA Women's Rookie of the Year
From left to right Darnck Ingram. Charles "Choo- Justice and Rasheca Barrow were awarded top honors by the CAA. This is the
second year Justice has been awarded Coach of the Year.
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MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) -
Now the most difficult task begins
for the Carolina Hurricanes: selling
hockey tickets in the dog days of
North Carolina residents may be
thinking about ice, but their minds
are more geared toward filling beach
coolers than a hockey rink.
So far, the Hurricanes are staying
cool about their modest season ticket
number of 3,000, saying sales have
been steady but not substantial.
Front office officials hope that num-
ber jumps svithin the next month as a
push to sell to companies in the
Triangle and Triad areas began this
"Trying to get people to think
about hockey in the middle of 90-
degree days when they can be at the
beach or playing golf or something
else, that is a little bit of a difficult
. task said Hurricanes general man-
, ager Jim Rutherford.
"It's just a matter of reaching out
! to them he added. "We've got to
! get our campaign going a little bit
stronger. We just take for granted
1 that everybody out there knows
about (us) but they don't, they are
out jogging, playing tennis, playing
golf, so we have a lot of work to do to
let people know we're here
The team's target for its first year
in the Greensboro Coliseum after
moving from Hartford is 12,000 sea-
son tickets. Rutherford said he'll
know by the end of August if that fig-
' ure is realistic.
k "It's the same as anything, you
would like to be further down the
road Rutherford said of the 3,000
season tickets sold so far. "It's noth-
ing ro get excited about or nothing to
get panicked about
Jim Baldwin, the team's director
of ticket operations, said selling
hockey tickets is a bit trickier than
some other sports, especially in a
non-traditional hockey area like
"With tickets of these prices, it's
not like walking into the store and
buying a pack of cigarettes. We have
to work with them Baldwin said
Tuesday of potential hockey fans.
Baldwin said season-ticket sales
should jump by mid to late August
when companies have had time to
digest the team's sales pitch.
"Very few of the bigger companies
have been approached yet and that is
with good reason. We didn't want to
go in with half a loaf Baldwin said.
"You want to go into a company like
Nortel with everything you have so
they can pick and choose what ele-
ments make sense to them.
"Again, companies do not make up
their minds on one phone call. They
need to see what the various ele-
He said some of the areas bigger
companies may buy 25 to 50 season
tickets for their executives to use.
The team also expects interest from
employees of companies like SAS
Institute, IBM, Jefferson-Pilot,
Wrangler and many others.
Rutherford and Baldwin are also
optimistic that Greensboro can
attract a substantial number of walk-
up fans. Students will also be eligible
for half-price tickets to certain sec-
tions 1 12-hour before each home
"I have heard from the people in
Greensboro that when they have big
events there that they get 3,000 to
5,000 walk-ups. Our biggest walk-up
in Hartford as about 2,000 Baldwin
said. "We averaged in the 500 to 800
students a night. I would say we
would be able to at least triple that in
don't it's not a big deal Justice said. "For me it's
more important how the team does. I'm lad I got
named it: it gives me a little bit of recognition
But Justice gives the credit for his awards to
"More than anything it shows that the team
did a good job Justice said. "I tell the skirls when
I win something like that it's a compliment to
The success of the ladv Pirate is due in part
to a strong freshman group that made their pres-
ence known to their opponents.
"We had a really good year and a lot of that was
because of some outstanding freshmen sprinters
Rookie of the Year, Rasheca Barrow. A native of
Grandv. N.C. (Currituck H.S.) was the 1997 CAA
champion in the 100 meters (12.05) and ran the
anchor leg of the 4x100 relay team that took top
honors at the CAA and ECAC meets. The win-
ning ECAC performance of 45.16 was a new ECU
school record. Barrow also earned All-East honors
in the 100 meters with a sixth place finish at he
ECAC's (12.37). She also qualified for the
ECAC's in the 200 meters. The 4x100 relay team
set two different school records in the event this
"Rasheca had a great year Justice said. "She
is the driving force behind our team. She is the
which is out
you get her
a couple of
ih Year was
a Pirate who
also had an
This Athlete-of-the-Meet during the CAA
Championships for his victories in the 200 and
400 meter sprints, is a native of Lumberton, N.C
and attended Lumberton High School. He was a
member of the 4x400 relay foursome and earned
All-American honors as the team placed fifth at
the NCAA Outdoor Track and Held
Championships in a school record time of 3:04.12.
At the IC4A Outdoor Championships Ingram
was an All-East husiorce with the relay group due
won the 4x400 with an IC4A meet record time of
3:04.36. The 4x400 relay team set three different
school records and Ingram also qualified for the
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CLEVELAND (AP) - Tony Gwynn and Ken
Griffey Jr. have their opinions, just like every
So how about it, guys. When it comes to hit-
ting, which of baseball's most hal-
lowed numbers - 61, .400 or 56 - will
be the hardest to break?
"I will say the home runs
Griffey said Monday. "If they don't
pitch to you, you can't do it.
Everything has to lie perfect with
the swing. It's not like a single,
where you can bloop it in
Gwynn sees a different side.
"Of the three of them, I would
say 56 is the most difficult he said.
"Even, at-bat you don't net a hit, the
Either way this is the time to be
talking about such things. Because
all of the plovers with the Ik-si
chance m maktnu hhtton - otherwise
known as challenging the marks of
Roger Maris. Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio -
were on display last night at the Ail-Star game.
There's Mark McGwire with 3! home runs
and Griffey with 30. They're pursuing Maris. who
had 33 homers at the All-Star break in 1961 and
finished with 61.
"The only time you guys should bring it up is
if you're at 50 home runs in September, the first
of September McGwire said. "Then a guy has a
pretty good chance of doing it
But, the chase has caught the interest of
Randy Johnson, the starting pitcher for the AL.
"If they don't
pitch to you,
you ran t do it.
Everything has to
be perfect with
the swing. It's not
like a single,
where you can
bloop it in
Ken Griffey Jr.
"1 wouldn't mind seeing both getting a chance
to break it instead of just one he said. "It would
be great to get into September and have both of
"They would pick up the paper each
morning and look at the other boxs-
core and say, 'He got another one
Maybe they wouldn't do that, I
don't know. But I think both would
be driven by what the other guy was
doing he said.
Williams was the last player to break
the .400 barrier, hitting .406 in 1941.
That season, he was batting .405 at
the All-Star break.
Urrv Walker is at .398, Gwynn is at
"I think everybody thinks it will be
done, but we're finding out that it's
not that easy Gwynn said.
"Hitting .400. you've got to do it
every d.iv I was hitting .402 one day,
went 2-for-5 and went down to .401.
So it's tough. You've got to get in a groove and just
stav there he said.
DiMaggio hit in 56 straight games in 1941. He-
happened to be at 48 at the break.
Sandy Alomar is at 30 and counting.
"1 think it's actually helped me concentrate on
every at-bat lately he said. "Hopefully, going for
the streak doesn't hurt the team
For at least a dav or two, Alomar doesn't need
to vvorrv. The Cleveland catcher can focus on hav-
ing fun, calling pitches for Johnson and hitting
against NL starter Greg Maddux.
The NL has won three straight, and leads the
Thanks to interleague play, Maddux has
alreadv pitched this season to five players in the
AL starting lineup - Cal Ripken, Roberto Alomar
and Brady Anderson of Baltimore and Tino
Martinez and Paul O'Neill of the New York
"I don't think that takes away from anything,
the .Atlanta ace said.
Johnson, on the other hand, may finally get to
face Walker. The Colorado slugger sat out when
the Rockies recently played Johnson and the
Johnson provided an All-Star highlight in 1993
when he threw a fastball way over the head of
John Kruk, prompting the Philadelphia hitter to
pat his heart.
Walker and Johnson were once teammates in
Montreal's minor league system. That friendship,
though, may not spare Walker, whose 479-foot
shot was the longes' in Monday's home run derby
"1 don't remember receiving a Christmas card
from him lohnson said.
Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez also are
likely to pitch early in the game. When Albert
Belle will bat, however, remains to be seen.
Belle is back at Jacobs Field for the first time
since June, when Indians fans booed him non-
stop. Belle responded with an obscene gesture.
He showed up late in the AL clubhouse and did
not take part in the optional workout on Monday.
No matter that Belle did not talk about the
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continued from page 6
200 and 400 meter races in the
Men's Head Coach Bill Carson
could not be reached for comment,
but Justice was able to comment on
Ingram and his running abilities.
"Darrick is very talented
Justice said. "He doesn't have a clue
how good he is. He is so talented.
Vk knew he was going to be that
good when he came out of high
school. As he gets more experience,
he could be one of the top guys in
Just like Barrow, Ingram has a
good attitude he conveys to his
"He has a good attitude, hard
working Justice said. "All the
things you want in an athlete. Kids
like that are easy to coach. That's
the thing about Darrick, he's easy to
coach. You don't have any problems
out of him - just like Rasheca, no
problems out of her
Athletes like these are any
"They make our jobs so easy, so
that's a compliment to them
The Pirates will look to dominate
on the track next year, and Justice
sees only a bright future ahead of
"Before, when I recruited, I had
to explain who we were, who we had
on the team and what we were
about, and now people know what
we are about Justice said. "We're
not the unknown team trying to
prove ourselves anymore. It's like we
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"What I get a crank out of is all
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Walker, meanwhile, is one hit
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