The East Carolinian, November 11, 1997






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NOVEMBER 11.1997
EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
VOLUME 73. ISSUE 17
Lifestyles condoms recalled due to possible leakage
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Assorted colors,
spermicidal
lubrication, extra
strength recalled
"We don't carry any of the ones
on recall said Donna Joyner, ECU
pharmacist, "so students who got
their condoms through us have
nothing to worry about.
The problem was discovered by
the American Society for Testing of
Materials. During their testing
routine they found that several
brands of Lifestyles condoms were
susceptible to water leakage. The
condoms involved in the recall are
the following: Assorted Colors-
1097 through 698, Spermicidal
Lubricant-1097 through 1098 and
1299, Extra Strength-1097
through 798 and 899 through 400.
Anyone who has bought these
condoms and has not used them can
go to the drug store where they
were bought
CRAIG D. Ramky
STUK WRIT Kit
Safe sex takes another turn for the
worse.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU HAVE USED
THE RECALLED CONDOMS?
� Go to Student Health for STD testing and counseling
� Go to Pitt County Health Department for HIV
testing.
� Inform all partners since the use of the defective
comdom
Science & Technology
building construction
enters stage I
The Greenhouse next to Christenbury will soon be demolished to bulid a new Science and
Technology building.
PHOTO BY JOCELYN FRIEDMAN
Building to be largest on
campus, equaling
218,000 ft
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Science majors of the new millenium will
benefit from a $50 million science and
technology building, expected to be the
largest structure on campus.
The new addition to our campus will be
218,000 square feet which is larger than
both General Classroom and the
Recreation Center.
"It will be the largest (tSaiWing) on
campus said Dr. George W. Harrcll, vice-
chancellor for administration and finance-
facilities.
The project is still in the first
developing stages.
Ve arc currently at the stage called
schematic design in which we have
evaluated facility needs through the year
2008said Harrell. "We have not yet been
SEE GREENHOUSE. PAGE 2
Medical Foundation encouraged
to recover lost monies
Over $1 million income
lost
Jacqueline d. kki.i.i m
SSISTNT SEWS EDITOR
The executive committee of the Board of
Trustees recently held a teleconference to
discuss legal options available to the ECU
Medical foundation to recover money lost
by embezzlement.
"We are all here today pursuant to our
last Board meeting that we would call an
executive committee meeting to pursue the
situation over at the medical foundation
said executive committee Chairman Robert
Ward.
The teleconference was
held on Friday, Nov. 7 in
Chancellor Eakin's
office. According to
University Attorney Ben
G. Irons III, also in
attendance, the
committee had two
reasons for conferencing.
"The Board thought it
was necessary to publicly
express its confidence in the Foundation. ,
The second reason was to encourage the
Foundation to proceed with due diligence
Irons said.
The majority of the conference was held
in closed session.
"We will have a meeting of the Board of
SEE MEDICAL PAGE 3
Ben Irons
University
Attorney
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and exchange
them.
"These
problems
should always
be taken care
of by your
pharmacist
Joyner said.
Those who
have bought
the condoms
and used
them should get tested for STDs if
there is any doubt regarding their
safety.
"If the time following
intercourse has been 72 hours,
emergency contraceptives can be
tried, but any longer should get
tested says Kelly Knox, a graduate
assistant in Student Health.
Students can get tested for HIV at
the Pitt County Health
Department and for all other STDs
Service at 1-800-327-8659 or look
them up on the web at
www.lifestyles.com. Once on the
home page, click onto
"anselrecalfaqs
at Student Health.
Ansell, the producers of
Lifestyles, sent out their first notice
on October 17th.
"Steps have been implemented
to insure product integrity for the
future Ansell said. Customers
who wish to
know more
about the
recall can call
� Assorted Colors: 1097 thru 698
CONDOMS THAT HAVE BEEN RECALLED ARE:
�Check the condom for nonoxynol 9. This
chemical has been known to kill the AIDS
virus.
�Store in a cool, dry place. A wallet is not
sufficient.
�Always check the condom's expiration
date to ensure that it is still usable.
Spermicidal Lubricant: 1097 thru 1098
and 1299
� Extra Strength: 1097 thru 798
899 thru 400
Students attend class
via satellite, internet
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STAFF tt R I I I R
Students of the School of Industry
and Technology will soon be able to
graduate from ECU without attending
class, thanks to one of the state's first
expanded classrooms.
Students with a computer who have
Internet access may obtain a master's
of science and technology degree via
the World Wide Web. According to
Darryl Davis, dean of the School of
Industry and Technology, ECU is at
the forefront of this type of education,
which is an expanded form of long-
distance learning.
"I think we may be the only
university to offer this type of program,
and I know we're the only school in the
state to have this Davis said.
Distance learning is not only
restricted to computer courses but can
be done in several other ways as well.
"You can do it via satellite, over the
Internet and over the information
highway said Blake Price, director of
Computing and Information Systems.
Distance learning also includes
work ECU has been doing with
community colleges such as Craven
and Carteret Community Colleges for
SEE DISTANCE. PAGE 3
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Philosophy
Special Education
Communication
Sciences and
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Art
Health
Please see your adviser for
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Check out this week's
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on designer drugs.
TUESDAY
opinion.
Columnists duke it out
over required English
courses
Television monitors like the one above allow students to take classes and earn college credit hours
from their own living room.
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Typical classroom settings like the one above will soon be a thing of the past.
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Kimble glass workers
vote down union, 81-59
MORGANTON (AP) � Kimble
Glass workers rejected a
unionization effort, 81-59, after
opponents expressed concern the
plant misht be shut down if a
union were brought in.
About 146 employees,
including packers and production
and maintenance workers, were
eligible to vote, and most of them
did Thursdav.
Kimble Glass workers
petitioned for the election, citing
the need for better grievance
procedures, more respect from
supervisors and improved wages
and benefits.
Opponents said the union,
American Flint and Glass
Workers, would not bring them
anv benefits, and union affiliation
could lead to Kimble closing the
plant.
After the vote. Rick
Hasenauer, vice president and
director of human resources, said
management already was putting
into place some of the changes
workers had sought when the
formal union election petition
was filed.
Bicyclist faces charges in
pedestrian's death
HIGH POINT (AP) � A
bicvclist has been charged in a
hit-and-run accident that led to
the death of a Sophia man last
week.
Jerry Gene Phillips Jr 23, of
Trinity was charged Thursday
with failure to render aid to an
injured person and hit-and-run,
both misdemeanors.
Harlev Levoid Mincey, 52,
died after the Oct. 30 accident
near Archdale. He was found that
night King unconscious along the
road, and troopers originally
thought he had been struck by a
car.
But troopers said an
anonvmous tip given to the
Highway Patrol led them to
Phillips. They said Phillips told
them that his vision was blinded
by oncoming headlights when he-
hit Mincey
The troopers said Phillips
probably wouldn't have been
charged had he attempted to help
Mincey, who was unconscious and
bleeding profusely.
given the balance of 550 million
vet
The earliest available time tor
ECU to receive funding will be the
98-W short session. Completion
will take a couple of years.
�it will require two and a halt to
three vears to construct the
building once funding is
received said Harrell.
Several advantages will be given
to the science department with
the extra space.
"New facility! will primarily
occupv chemistry, science and
technology although with the
addition of freshmen biology
courses said Harrell.
Abo, graduate student research
labs will be available; it includes
three 250-seat auditoriums, too.
The facility is in phase II of the
master plan.
"It is basically the last piece of
the current master plan said
Harrell.
Even though this building will
be quite large, it still does not
satisfy all the needs of the whole-
science department.
According to Harrell. we will
still need a biology- building and
another science building.
"We would also need a 157.000
square foot biology building and a
50.000 square foot science
building said I larrell.
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the O'Hare International Airport
on Friday.
Ron Pearson, president and
chief executive of the West Des
Moincs-based company, and
senior vice presidents Ray
Stewart and Charlie Bell were not
hurt, according to company-
spokeswoman Ruth Mitchell.
The Beechcraft King Ail 90
plane was on a taxiway leading to
the runway when a United
Airlines lavatory truck hit it,
damaging a propeller and the
plane's engine, said Monique
Bond, spokeswoman for the city's
Department of Aviation.
Nothing spilled from the
truck, she said, and the driver was
ticketed for her role in the
accident. The 44-year-old driver,
whose name was not released, was
in good condition at a Chicago
hospital.
Mitchell said the three
executives and two pilots were
"banged around a little" but that
there were no injuries.
Bomb threats cause
school board to issue
threats of its own
FORT DODGF. Iowa (AP)
Bomb threats have caused so
much lost class time at
Fort Dodge High School that
the school board is considering
Saturday classes.
The board met in emergency
session Kridav after the latest
bomb threat caused classes to be
canceled all day Classes were also
canceled Thursday.
In addition to possible
Saturday classes, board members
ckk. I). Rum
Print yearbooks are a part of
FCl "s past, and due to lacking
student interest, high-tech CD-
ROM yearbooks will not be part
of the near future. ' Printed
yearbooks ended their dynasty in
1990 and The Treasure Chest.
ECU'S video yearbook, expired
after a unsuccessful five year run.
"We have talked about it (CD-
ROM yearbooks), but the Media
Board is putting it on hold
Student Media Adviser Paul
Wright said.
Currently, Student Media is
collecting information to place on
their web site yearbook.
Cost and lack of student
interest are the two leading
causes behind FCU's reluctance
to implement the CD yearbook.
The biggest cost of these
yearbooks lies in programming,
hot production. Some estimates
put the CD-ROM yearbook at SI
each for production, but
programming costs vary.
The Student Media Board
would have to hire programmers
or train students to do it
themselves, the latter being more-
cost efficient.
The CD version is cheaper
than the printed version, which
ranges from $30 to $50.
However, student fees would
have to increase to cover the
financial risk of unbought
yearbooks.
This change in cost still may
not change student interest. This
creates a problem for students
who volunteer for the yearbook
staff.
"Most students dont want to
spend an entire year on a project
that nobody is going to buy w hen
they are finished Wright said.
In other schools. CD
yearbooks have increased sales by
200 books, creating greater
interest among students.
Manv students at other schools
embrace the CD-ROM yearbook
for its technological capabilities.
Audio sound bytes can be added
to a picture, bringing it life. New
sections could be added as late as
two weeks before the yearbook's
release.
But availability of the required
viewing technology is a factor in
the Media Board's decision to put
it on hold.
"Not enough people hae CD-
ROMs to compensate for the
expense Wright said.
Even if more students did have
them, there would still be the
problem of technology's constant
upgrading and change. The
Student Media Board feels that
the former MIS earbooks will be
obsolete in a few years, and the
same will occur with the new CD-
ROM versions.
Student Media has conducted
surevs to decide which direction
they should take. Students have
shown little interest.
Currently ECU does not have a
yearbook, and this trend ma
continue until a cost-efficient
yearbook is combined with an
increase in student interest
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weeks into the semester, missed a week of
classes and then picked back up from
there Davis said.
Students can buy interactive video
equipment and follow along visually with
lectures or follow along with text much like
in chat rooms.
"Most students find it (interactive
videol kind of interesting for a while but
eventually pay more attention to the text
Davis said.
The lectures remain in archives which
students can later access for review or in
case of computer difficulties such as
networks being down.
Davis said students handle the more
active learning style required for this type
of class well.
"Students do lots of corresponding with
e-mail and chat sessions. They tend to
ask more questions this way aiso Davis
said. 'You
can't be a
passive
learner in
this setting
Some
activities
require
students to
complete
group work
with other
students
outside of
the regular
class time
and all work
and exams
are given and
handed in
through e-
mail and file
transferj.
While the
idea of never
leaving home may appeal to some, Davis
points out that there are some students
who prefer to take "paper classes and
teaching classes on-line does require more
work for professors.
"They are a little more difficult for
professors to teach because they require
more advance planning. The lectures may
require more audio clips, or they may need
to capture video images or look for more
visual things Davis said.
With other programs on campus looking
to make more courses available on-line, it is
not beyond imagination that one day-
students will have the option of taking
courses in person or through the Internet.
"I would say that theoretically it is not
improbable to say that one day students
won't be able to say "Well, I'm not too good
in math so I think I'll take that in person,
but I am strong in history so I think I'll take
that over the
Internet
Davis said.
'We're going to
see some
dynamic
changes in
education over
the next 10
years
Students can
register on-line
or through the
office of
Con t i nui ng
Studies for
these courses
and students
on campus can
access the
classes using
computers in
any of the
various labs on
campus.
Medical
continued Irom page 1
Trustees, which will then
immediately go into closed
session Chancellor
Richard Eakin said.
According to a report
issued by state auditor
Ralph Campbell soon after
the embezzlement was
discovered, overmillion
dollars in income was lost
to the
Foundation.
The
committee
encouraging
Foundation
Medical
executive
is now
the
to take
whatever legal steps are
available to them to
recover their financial
losses.
The formal motion was
made by committee
member Phillip R. Dixon.
"I hereby move that the
Executive Committee, on
behalf of the Board of
Trustees of ECU formally
request that the Medical
Foundation of ECU
proceed with due
diligence to explore the
legal remedies available to
it to address any past
wrongdoings the motion
read in part.
The motion was
seconded by committee
member Charles Franklin
and passed unanimously
by the rest of the
committee.
"Obviously, one of the
options is filing a civil
suit against named
defendants Irons said. "It
is also possible the
Foundation could recover
some funds under criminal
proceedings. If the judge
orders it, criminal
defendants can be ordered
to make financial
restitution
No definite action was
taken or decided on by the
committee in the Nov. 7
conference. The Board of
Trustees has no
jurisdiction over the
Foundation to order action
to be taken.
"It (the Medical
Foundation) is a separate,
non-profit entity.
However, it does exist for
the benefit of the
University Irons said. "I
would describe the
relationship between the
nvo as symbiotic
The process of
investigating all legal
options available to the
Medical Foundation could
be a lengthy one, according
to Irons. Action may not be
taken for a year or more.
"No specific strategy
has been planned as of
yet Irons said. "The
Board of Trustees and
Foundation are anxious to
proceed as quickly as
possible
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tickets are $20 at the door. Check out page 177 of your ECU Clue Book for a
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The ECU Student Union is sponsoring a trip to New York for as little
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This Thursday night, ECU will be known to millions of people, thanks to ESPN.
The ECUCincinnati game will be televised nationally and will be the only football game played
on Thursday night at 8 p.m. The players are psyched and you, the fans, should be too. ECU has
aired all its home games on Fox this year, but this is the first ESPN coverage this season.
Fans last year painted their faces, bodies and made signs. Why not do the same and even more
this year? Get crazy with the paint. The ESPN camera's love to pan the crowd and put Wild and
crazy students on TV So this is your time to be seen nationally.
It's vital that you pack the stands early, as the cameras will pan the crowd for the cheering fans.
To say the least, it would be embarrassing if every seat were not filled. This is ECU's chance to
shine nationally, and it's important that every student come prepared to support their team.
But, on the other hand, you don't want to be so drunk that you make a fool of yourself. Not only
are you representing yourself, you represent ECU. If fans tune in and see a bunch of sloppy,
drunk students, that's what they will think of our school, not the kind of impression school
officials or the football players want the fans to convey.
But more importantly, this is the time to support your football team. They are on a three game
winning streak, and this is the last home game for the seniors. It will be a special day all around
and you can put the icing on the cake with your support.
A lot of emotions will be flying around among the players and they have always said it makes a
game better to see the fans in the crowd going nuts supporting what they are doing on the field.
The football team puts in hard hours of practice on and off the field and the least we can do as
students is show them how much we appreciate their work. Let's make their last home game a
special one and fill them with memories they will never forget.
Get your tickets and your purple and gold face paint ready for the last home game of the season
and represent your school and players well.
lumnists
DUELING
Columnist
Carole
MEHLE
Should English 1100 and
1200 be required? Yes
When I was an undergraduate,
I remember fussing about
taking biology, psychology and
math. I was an English major.
I went in with every intention
of getting the degree I got. My
argument was answered
simply: You must take these to
be a well-rounded student. You
will use something you learned
in every one of these courses.
English 1100 and 1200 arc
necessary courses for a college
student. These courses provide
more than just six hours of credit;
they do more than waste time for
students who may have something
better ro do.
I will start off by saying my
opinion is biased; I've taught both
the courses of which we speak, so at
least I speak from experience.
Consider my friendly adversary
William Stacey Cochran's piece that
ran recently on this page. It was
entitled "Do away with required
English courses The title itself
prepared readers for a position
defense, right? Last time I checked,
papers like this were written in
English 1200.
Students in introductory level
English classes probably did not
have a writing intensive class in high
school; the time in my high school
English classes was split between
literature, grammar and wriring. My
senior year of high school was spent
doing one research paper � many
book reports, many vocabulary-
exercises, but only one research
paper. Students need to get
comfortable with writing by
expressing personal experiences
before we, as teachers, expect them
to write their opinions. We need to
teach them the foundations of
getting words onto paper and the
process that goes into it before we
expect them to be able to produce a
college-level essay. We prepare
them for writing in their major.
When I taught English 1200 in
the spring, I approached it by
encouraging my students to make
the class a companion to whatever
they wanted to do, to write their
position, issue, persuasive and
argumentative papers on what
interested them. Where I ran into
trouble, however, was tha- some of
them didn't know what they wanted
to do yet. 1 encouraged them to take
the class as an opportunity to find
out what did interest them. I
encouraged them if they were
interested in physics, for example,
to find out what was important to a
physicist and write their papers on
it. If they wanted to be a teacher, I
encouraged them to explore topics
that were concerned with
education, to approach the course as
a chance to learn about the
discourse of the community of
which they wanted to be a member.
This approach seemed to work
well, so I carried it into my English
1100 courses; I want students to be
comfortable with writing by starting
off with a topic they know:
themselves� that's why they write
vignettes and narratives. They get
the chance to show me what they
know without research. Once they
achieve this comfort, they move on
to the research-based English 1200.
Much more is taught in 1200
than one may realize: critical
thinking, library research,
constructing writing so it makes
sense, even objectivity. A student
learns to form a sound opinion
backed by logical thinking and
evidence found by research; a
student learns to see both sides of a
story. A student gets the chance to
step into the higher levels of
secondaryeducation ready to do the
.writing required of them, whether it
is a research paper, a persuasive
argument or a short story. Take a
second to look back and think about
it; as you write, you're probably
using something you learned in one
of the English courses you were
required to take.
When I was an undergraduate, I
remember fussing about taking
biology, psychology and math. I was
an English major. 1 went in with
every intention of getting the
degree I got. My argument was
answered simply: You must take
these to be a well-rounded student.
You will use something you learned
in every one of these courses. And I
did; the writing skills I already had
meant my biology class did not have
to be a writing class because not
everyone had taken the writing
intensive course in their major. It
meant that someone who knew
something about writing had taught
me how to write. Most of the majors
I come across as I tutor in the
Writing Center seem to have a
pretty good handle on what is
required of them as they write
within their major anyway and how
to apply skills they acquired in 1100
and 1200 to their own situations.
And, as I said, I didn't switch
majors. I was lucky. My adversary's
viewpoint is to require professors �
who may not know much about
writing � to teach specialized
writing within the major. I'd have to
take the 1100 and 1200 equivalents
every time I switched. Two courses
that prepare me to do that are
enough. Would I have to take these
courses when I entered my major
even if I'd had the English courses?
I say none of these things strictly
because I love my job or because 1
want to protect it; I love teaching
and I love working in the English
department. I love providing a
foundation students will use long
after my class. 1 love having the
chance to teach courses that arc a
very valuable part of a collegiate
career. I love seeing students find
something they truly love to think
about; I love seeing students well-
equipped to write for whatever
major they choose. I love knowing
students feel confident about
themselves as communicators and I
may have played some role in that.
And when my students become the
teachers as I read their papers, I
realize I've done my job well.
Failures are divided into two classes - those who
thought and never did, and those who did
and never thought.
- John Charles Salak
DUELING
Columnist
William Stacey
C0CHRAN
Should English 1100 and
1200 be required? No
The requirement of taking
English 1200 should be taken
off those students who have a
clear focus on the area that
they want to study. In its
place, a writing intensive
course should be taught
within the students
department.
We arc talking about requirements
here. The requirement to take
English 1200 should be abolished,
not the course itself. The action of
forcing a student to take a course
(particularly outside of his major)
goes completely against the grain of
the freedom and growth that
English 1200 is supposed to foster
i.e. forcing a student to take a course
that teaches independence and free
thought is paradoxical.
If a student is responsible
enough to choose a major area of
study (something that we as an
institution of higher learning should
encourage), she should be given a
wriring intensive course within her
said major, not a general writing
course (English 1200).
Let me say this again. The
requirement of taking English 1200
should be taken off those students
who have a clear focus on the area
that they want to study. In its place,
a writing intensive course (i.e. a
course that fosters writing) should
be taught within the student's
department. If a student is
responsible enough to decide on
psychology as her major, she should
not have to take English 1200;
instead PSYC 2210 or 2250, courses
that teach how to write within the
Psychology Department, should be
the natural course to take.
If you are unfamiliar with writing
across the curriculum, let me
explain. WAC was set up in the
1980s in a commitment to teaching
students how to write within their
respective majors. Essentially, all
departments across campus
(biology, business, philosophy,
music, theater, etc.) agreed on the
need to teach students how to write
within their majors. A business
major should know how to write a
paper conducive to the business
department. A biology major should
know how to write a paper
conducive to her department, etc.
Each and every department
campuswide decided to include
writing intensive courses within
their respective departments.
These courses arc out there. There
are even writing courses in the
numerically-focused math
department.
Many larger universities already
do this. They require students to
take the general English 1100
(something I wholeheartedly agree
with); however, English 1200 is only
required for English majors and
undecided students. Those
students responsible enough to
choose a major get the opportunity
to take a writing intensive course
within their major.
There are numerous benefits to
this. First of all, it would save ECU
over $250,000 (that's right, a
quarter million bucks). Why?
Because over 100 sections of
English 1200 will be taught next
spring. By lifting the requirement of
English 1200 for the more
responsible students that number
would be cut in half; thus the
number of assistantships offered
would be reduced. This would
create a more competitive attitude
on the part of GTAs and hence a
harder work ethic on the part of
graduate assistants in general.
If you arc a person who thinks
dedication and commitment arc
positive traits, then this plan may be
for you. By lifting the mandate to
take English 1200 from students
who choose a major, students would
have that incentive to srick to their
guns and keep their committments
to their departments and to this
university.
Furthermore, by requiring
students to take a writing intensive
course early on within their major
and department (i.e. in place of
English 1200) they would be less
likely to hop around from major to
major to major in taking six or seven
years to graduate. It is time for ECU
to rise above mediocrity.
However, for those students who
need guidance and time, those
students who have not chosen a
major area of study, English 1200
should be required (as stated
earlier). The course may help those
undecided students get a clearer
focus.
On the other side of the coin,
though, the students who already
have that focus should not be held
back. They should have the
opportunity and should be strongly
encouraged to take a writing
intensive course within their
department, thus honing in on their
particular interests and fields of
study.
If you are for responsibility and
commitment this plan would work
for you. If you are for specialization
and staunch study habits this plan;
might make you think. If you arc for
more competitive application
requirements for assistantships and
a more efficient budget then this,
plan may be exactly what is needed
I am for ECU tried and true. My
father and mother met each other
here when it was good ol' ECTC
and were married after their
graduation. They both taught me
that excellence and dedication are
attributes to strive for in myself and
to encourage in others. I am for
commitment and freedom, foe
higher standards, and stronger
requirements. At the center of my
heart, I am for East Carolina
University and will always be.
I say all this to make you think.
LETTER
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Radford, alumni receive harsh treatment
I haven't even made it through
the entire article (dare I say joke)
concerning the clearing of Officer
Peebles following the incident at
the ECU Southern Miss game and I
am outraged by what I have read
thus far.
I can understand that Officer
Peebles was just "following the
rules" when he was asked to take
the flag from Mr. Radford's son. My
question is how does one with a
clear conscience, go from a single
verbal request to using pepper spray,
especially in this non-violent
situation? Did it ever occur to
Peebles to ask Radford to hold on to
his son's flag himself? 1 was nowhere
nearby when this incident occurred,
but I have a hard time believing that
request could invoke Radford to the
level of resistance as to justify the
use of such force. To hear ECU's
lawyer tell it, poor Radford "tripped
and fell How convenient. Where
did you get that information from,
Mr. Irons? No matter, since the
powers that be have disregarded the
eyewitness accounts of those who
were in a much better position than
themselves, in order to protect one
of their own. I would ask ECU's
administration if this makes any
sense whatsoever, but I am
reminded that these arc the same
people who pressed charges against
a local business for using what they
obviously considered their
"trademarked" school colors and a
symbol that doesn't even come close
to resembling ECU's sorry excuse of
a pirate.
At what cost is this to ECU?
Have they really saved anything
more than "face" (which is doubtful
in and of itself) in this matter? To
treat the president-elect of the
Wilson County Pirate Club with
such disrespect, not only at a game,
but in the events since thenI'm
guessing it won't do much for
alumni support. I have a feeling,
however, that the entire incident
will never make its way into any
alumni newsletter, especially around
peak fundraising times. Poor ECU
administration � somewhere along
the way, they have lost that which is
humanitarian in order to gain power,
money and the notoriety of always
being "right Keep up these
childish, bullying behaviors, ECU,
and I have a feeling that you will be
the only one left to challenge in your
neighborhood.
ft is times like this that I am
embarrassed to admit I am an ECU
student.
Amy Arrow
Graduate Student
Communication Sciences and
Disorders
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Dinner Series, comes to campus Nov. 11.
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SENIOR WRITER
Filmmaker Rick Ray, one of the most
sought-after presenters on the film
circuit, brings his popular travel film,
Jerusalem�Sacred and Profane, to
ECU on Tuesday, Nov. 11, for a
Travel-Adventure Film and Theme
Dinner Series stop that will take you
tote region of the world renowned for
itf religious significance.
Rav will be on hand to narrate his
film, which will screen at 4 p.m. and
7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 3.
Dinner will be served between the
two screenings in the Mendenhall
Student Center Great Room,
jnncr tickets must be reserved by
Thursday, November 6.
Tickets for the film are free for
ECU students and the theme
dinners are $12 for students and can
be purchased with check, cash,
declining balance, credit card or
meal card.
Here's a brief rundown on the
film to give you an idea of what you'll
sec in Jerusalem�Sacred and Prof anr.
�Ray brings to life the history of
the holiest city on Earth taking you
frttn the founding of the great City
of? David to the emergence of the
:m state of Israel.
�Jerusalem has always been a
ibied and divided city. Ray will
few why it has become an
arrant center for the three great
Western religions: Muslim, Christian
and Jewish.
�Visit the famous Dome On The
Rock, a Muslim monument reported
to be built over the ruins of the First
and Second Jewish Temples of
Antiquity.
�Visit the Wailing Wall, the
holiest site in Judaism, where
thousands of Jews come dairy to pray
for the return of their Messiah and
the restoration of the City of David.
�Follow in the footsteps of Jesus
along the Via Delarosa; see his
birthsite in Bethlehem and the
Sorted site of his burial inside the
urch of the Holy Scpulcher.
�Explore the Mount of Olives.
Delve into the forbidden inner
sanctums of the Yeshivas and
synagogues of ultra orthodox Me
Sheaarim.
�Visit the Muslim quarter where
Palestinians go to prayer five times
dairy.
�Witness the New City of
Jerusalem expanding beyond the
Old City walls, a modem capitol
penetrating a frontier once greatly
feared by the residents of the Old
City.
�Other stops include: Masada,
Sea of Galilee, River Jordan, Akko
(port near Haifa), Caesaria and the
Dead Sea.
Dinner menu: Fresh squash soup
with orzo and red peppers, vindaloo
(pork and potato stew), grilled lime
and curry chicken, eggplant
caponata (sweet and sour)
International, Shanghai noodles with
mung beans and zucchini, flatbread
and cinnamon rice pudding.
Next Travel-Adventure Film vd
Theme Dinner Scries feature: Across
the Bering Sea, screening on
Thursday, January 15. Dinner tickets
must be reserved by Monday,
January 12.
For ticket information, drop by
the Central Ticket Office on the
main floor of Mendenhall Student
Center, Monday-Friday, from 8:30
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Editor's Note: All the writing we do
has got the Lifestyle staff hungry. We had
to eat. So, to accommodate our crying
stomachs, we decided to venture out to
Greenville's Chinese buffet bars in search
of the best one. IVe didn't go to every bar,
so our findings are only partial. We had
one non-buffet bar entry also, so that
increases the places we will have to cover.
We're up to it. By the end of the school
year, our quest will be complete. So
begins the journey
Andy Turner
LIFESTYLE EDITOR
All-you-can-cat buffets offer a
challenge. They are tests of the
human spirit. How much food can
your stomach hold? Can you
endure? What steps are necessary to
ensure that all other buffet-goers fall
shamefully in defeat at your feet,
the feet of the buffet lord?
Easy. The answer to all these
questions is vividly apparent.
Simply, you must be a complete,
unashamed, snortin' and gruntm'
pig. The buffet bar is your mud, and
you're gonna roll in it, baby. You're
shakin' the bacon, and you know
what to do with the BBQ. If you
think you have the mind of the
swine, oink on down to China
Buffet, the best dam Chinese buffet
bar in these here parts.
Located at the University
Commons shopping center (same
place as Barnes and Noble, Kroger,
etc.), China Buffet is one of the
newest Chinese buffets to come to
the Emerald City. It has quickly
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egg rolls
become the favorite of a big chunk of the buffet
enthusiast population. And rightly so. The selection is
wonderful. The prices are good. And the service folk
are friendly and on the ball.
At China Buffet, sesame chicken is a spiritual
experience. Sweet as first love and and tender as, well,
first love, this chicken flat gets it.
If you like spicy (and after the Spice Girls it's pretty
hard), try China Buffet's Kung Pao Chicken. Is there
such as thing as Kung Fu Chicken?
The egg rolls are good also, although at times they
are a little small. That gives you the perfect excuse to
eat more.
The wait staff keeps your table clear, ensuring you
have plenty of space to bring back more food, and they
keep your drinks filled to the brim.
As far as prices go, the lunch buffet is $4.95, while
the dinner buffet comes up to $6.95. Show them your
ECU ID and they'll take off a buck.
China Buffet gets the 10.
Coconut rolls are great for those who aren't big on cabbage.
They have a fried coconut sprinkled outer pan while the inside
is filled with sweet cream cheese. Yum!
China 10 is just an all around good restaurant. It's quiet, the;
waitstaff is friendly, the food is really good, and they have nice
big windows.
China 10 gets a 9. ,
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stirring constantly.
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Buffets are tacky. Buffets are for cheap bastards that
want to eat, like, a pound of egg rolls. If you like buffets,
great. I'm not saying don't go, but you have to admit
they conjure up thoughts of ladies wearing stirrup
pants and those precious T-shirts with puffy- painted
"I love Grandma and tacky-glued plastic gems. And
have you ever had Lo Mein from a buffet that didn't
taste like Lean Cuisine?
Remarkably, China 10 seems to be one of the few
Chinese restaurants in Greenville without a buffet
(although this may be why I've never had to wait to be
seated). Located on 10th S-reet across from the Wash
Pub, China 10 provides the best American version of
Chinese food found in Greenville. I've visited China 10
for both lunch and dinner, and though the food at
dinner is better, luneh is much cheaper.
At dinner, entrees range from $6 to $18. The
entrees are plentiful (and garnished with a little potato
that's cut like a flower. You can't eat it, but it sure is
pretty). They give you enough food to have leftovers
for two days. Soup and egg rolls are extra.
Lunch is priced extremely reasonable with no
entree exceeding $4.95. You get a choice of about 10
different dishes including some that are hot and spicy
and several which are vegetarian. Soup and egg roll or
coconut roll arc included but your drink is extra.
Mandarin Chinese Restaurant is located on the comer of S.
Memorial Drive and Dickinson Ave. and serves up a $4.59
lunch buffet 7 days a week, as well as an $8.95 dinner buffet
with seafood. The 29-item dinner buffet includes three kinds
of soup, crispy fried chicken wings, four kinds of shrimp and
snow crab legs with drawn buttet
Two friends and 1 decided to give this place a whirl and we
were, for the most part, pretty pleased with the experience.
The waiter was very attentive and cleaned our table and
refilled our glasses regubrk and althoueh the sounds of other
customer's screaming children and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
from the house TV accompanied our meal, the atmosphere
was homelike and well-lit.
The pepper-steak was tolerable, as was the lo mein, but the
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Miccah Smith
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Jennifer Leggett
�"You get a bellyache from the juiciest
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Dance troupe comes to ECU Nov. 19
Ron CiikRi:BiM JR.
SF.MOI WRITRR
NOTE �The troupe will be making a visit to
Greenville to perform an 8p.m. show on Wednesday,
Nov. 19, in Wright Auditorium on the campus of
East Carolina University. For tickets, drop by the
Central Ticket Office on the main floor of
Mendenhall Student Center, MonFri &30a.m-6
p.m. Ticket prices are $16for ECU faculty!staff and
$10for ECU students. All tickets are $20 at the door.
NEW YORK � Tina Ramirez is a single
woman, sort of. Maybe not in the literal sense,
but truthfully, if you ask her, she is happily
married with a full family of children. Her
husband is dance and he: children are Ballet
Htspanico.Ballet Hispanico, now in its 27th
year as a dance company, is widely considered
the vanguard in Latin dance, having
performed for nearly 2 million people
worldwide. The company is also renowned for
its leadership role in arts education and dance
instruction through a program called Primeros
Pasos (first steps).
For Ramirez, who started the company
years ago, it was the group's own "primeros
pasos" that convinced her she would be
married to her art.
"Where I lived in New York Ramirez said,
"you only saw the Hispanic culture in a bad
light. No moneyno jobsonly the
stereotypes. I believe in culture and that it
defines a person, so I wanted to try and do
something to let people know what the
Hispanic culture is really about
At the time, Ramirez, the daughter of a
Mexican bullfighter and a Puerto Rican
educator, was running the Lola Bravo dance
studio. She had just wrapped up a stunning
dance career of her own, that dated back to
when she was new to New York, at the age of
seven, and learning from such noted teachers
as Alexandra Danilova and Anna Sokolow at
Lola Brave's. Her own career as a dancer
included touring with the Fcderico Rey
Dance Company throughout North and
South America. Extensive tours of Spain
followed, and then Ramirez hit Broadway. She
had roles in Kismet and Lute Song, before
appearing in the television adaptation of Mot
of La Mancha.
But, her real love brought her back to Lola
Bravo's to teach. It was there that Ramirez
learned her "marriage" was incomplete � no
children. She began a program in 1967 called
Operation High Hopes which provided
professional dance training to inner-city
children. But it was more than instruction.
She took the group throughout the boroughs
of New York City and they performed.
"I had a school and was teaching dance
Ramirez said. "The students were very young,
11 12 13-years old. We started the program
for funwe arc not politicians. We started
with just little three to five minute
performances with a story line. We had six
girls and two boys and we would perform only
on Friday and Saturday nights
What Ramirez never anticipated was the
overwhelming response those little shows
elicited. After the first year, which really
amounted to a five-week series at the
Department of Cultural Affairs, street
demand for the young group soared. In 1970,
she officially created Ballet Hispanico.
"I know this city like nobody Ramirez
said. "We went into all of the worst areas in all
of the boroughs. We felt like we knew how
Shakespeare must have felt. We were working
out of the back of a truck and learned quickly
that you had to be very good or very fastto
get back to the truck after the show without
incident
From there, Ballet Hispanico has become
what it is today. While the dancers are older,
in their twenties,
Ballet Hispanico
is more than the
international
dance troupe that
crowds see on
btagc. The young
children are still
at its foundation.
"Our Primeros
Pasos is what we
truly are all
about Ramirez
said. "I love this
work. Besides, I
cannot typeso, I
don't know what
else I would do
Today,
Ramirez, who is
officially the
Artistic Director,
oversees the
entire company,
with bookings
around the world
and a long tour
season. But, it
doesn't bother
her, because her
focus has never
changed.
"I am married
to this she said.
"It drives me each
day. Being back
stage, watching as
the show
becomes a
reality, seeing
the crowd react
to our storiesit
SEE BALLET PAGE 9
Ballet Hispanico is considered the vanguard in Latin dance. The troupe has performed
for nearly two million people worldwide.
PHOTO COURTESY OF MARKETIN6 OEPT.
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8 Timdiy, November H, 1997
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The East Carolinian
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ECU Jazz
Ensemble lights up
Wright Auditorium
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John Davis
ASSISTANT LIFESTYLE EDITOR
That ECU has a spectacular, hip,
funky-fresh jazz ensemble is no
secret. The A Band's performances
every month in Mcndenhall's Great
Room are usually standing room
only The only drawback to the
Mcndenhall performances is that
the full ensemble doesn't perform
there; When the whole band was
there to show off their skills in
Wright Auditorium Friday night,
there were plenty of extra seats
which is too darn bad, because a lot
of people missed out on a lot of
great jazz. NBC's "Must Sec
Friday" can't be that interesting
Carroll Dashiell, Jr. has got to be
one of the university's greatest
assets and he and his students
definitely proved their value Friday.
The band opened with a sparkling
Duke Ellington number, "In a
Mellow Tone which featured
dynamite trombone solos by Mitch
Butler and Robbie Robinson. It's
been a great experience to watch
some of the students mature in
their playing ability over the years
and Butler especially delivered an
emotional energetic solo.
Early on in the show the band
rested so professors Dashiell and
Paul Tardiff could jam with special
guests Jeffrey Bair on tenor sax and
Steve Houghton on drums. The
quartet was especially tight as they
slammed out a rousing Herbie
Hancock tune which featured
Dashiell gettin' funkadclified on
the electric bass, which is a treat
ancla half right there. Tardiff was no
skx ch either, takin' the audience to
sch �! with his piano skills. Both
Bai and Houghton were the money,
bui Houghtort's drumololid soern
a I t wayward and self-indulgent.
Stil the man can play some drurqs,
so it's a forgivable infraction.
The band opened its second set
with "Moment's Notice" by
Coltrane. The song featured a vein-
popping pace and a round-robin of
solos from Butler, David Dial (on
trumpet), aughn Ambrose (tenor
sax), and Peter Lamb (alto sax).
Hats off to Lamb, who has long
since proved his skills, and he didn't
let the crowd down Friday.
The ensemble has a penchant
for transforming pop ballads into
jazz ballads. Last year, in a
Mendenhall performance, the now-
graduated Jordan Clifford so
transformed a touching Whitney
Houston ballad into a tribute for her
fiance. Clifford is gone, and missed,
but newcomer Caliie Dellano
proved that she'll be able to fill the
ruby slippers nicely with her
rendition of "Just the Way You Are"
by the piano man himself, Billy Jod.
Dellano was fabulous, both in her
beautiful singing and in her knock-
out blue dress. Another newcomer,
alto saxophonist Randy Mills,
proved himself as well, on "My
Romance
Grad student Vaughn Ambrose
was the most valuable player that
evening though, from his spicy
rendition of "All the Things You
Are" to his harmonizing with Bair on
Chick Corca's "Spain His grand
finale home run was his solo during
the ensemble's blow-out
instrumental version of Basie's
"Every Day 1 Got Da Blues
There's n.�r enough room to list
ail of the fine musicians that rolled
out to delight the patrons of Wright
Auditorium Friday. The whole
percussion section, for example was
swingin' and red-hot. In fact
everything about the ensemble was
brilliant and further proof that our
school of music has one of the finest
student ensembles on the whole
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found in this establishment, so if you
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is wonderful
On its current tour, the group is
performing a three part program.
Each segment has a distinct story
line and features choreography by
the likes of George Riison and
Maria Rovira, and music by the likes
of Ruben Blades, Julio Iglesias and
Selena.
. The group is made up of 12
dancers, many of whom have several
years with the company. As for the
show itself, Ramirez said that the
typical Ballet Hispanico
presentation is anything but typical.
The dance covers, a wide variety,
ranging from classic ballet to
modem dance.
This year's show is led bv a
segment called CaK America. The
story is a look at immigration at a
D
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in the K-mart shopping center.
Their buffet consisted of
approximately twenty items. They
had the stereotypical Chinese food
items such as General Tso's chicken
and Egg Drop soup that was a little
too crusty for comfort. We did,
however, praise their creative yam
sticks and yummy sauces.
The restaurant had interesting
music. It did not play the usual
chiming tunes found usually in the
Chinese restaurants. It had a top 40,
kind of pop music that echoed
throughout its environment.
The service was friendly. We
chatted with our waiter like we were
old chums. This was nice because H-
distracted me from the not- so-
pleasing fried rice that lurked on my
plate.
The desserts were, plain. There
was none of those wonderful ice
cream machines that I appreciate so
much. The fortune cookies weren't
stale. After adding "in bed" to our
fortunes we were quite pleased with
them.
The restaurant does consider
students in its pricing (which a .�
always thoughtful).
Students get one dollar off the .
normal price of dinner ($6.75) and
lunch buffets ($4.95). On Monday x
through Wednesday the crab leg
buffet costs $8.95. X
When describing this restaurant, ' .
I can only say one word: mediocrity.
It was decent, not great. Rating: 5.
time when it was not a hot topic. It �
is a story about three immigrants
and their vision of the American
dream. The second segment,
Fbema Infinite is a salute to the
poet, Garcia Lorca, and his Rhythm
of New York poems. And, the third
segment is a tribute to Selena
entitled, Idol Obsession.
"You can fee) the connections I'
with people when they watch these ul
stories unfold in front of themM
Ramirez said. "It is our reward to 'k
see our culture go out to people � � H
While her marriage isn't one in �4
the traditional sense, Ramirez says
it's the only one she wants. The "
courtship is ongoing and her love for rn-
artistry and creation and, most
importantly. Ballet Hispanico, is
enough to keep her off the market
for good, or at least for now. j -�
I don't know, (about getting
married) Ramirez said?
"Ummm am too busy to think "?.
about that for now. (Ballet
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10 Tuesday. November 11. 1997
sports
The East Carolinian
Sm
Wmenwintwo,
men lose first
.Steve Losey
SENIOR WRITER
The ECU swimming team
continued cutting a swach
through their competition this
weekend. The women's team
crushed both the Old Dominion
Monarchs on Saturday and the
William and Mary Tribe on
Sunday. Though they tried to
keep up, the men's team was
unable to overtake the swimmers
of Old Dominion, but on Sunday,
they put Saturdays defeat behind
them and beat William and Mary.
"They're both good teams
said Head Coach Rick Kobe. "We
raced against some of the best
teams in the conference
The men's team fell behind
Old Dominion carry and just
couldn't catch up to them. The
Pirates only won four events that
day. Brandon Tilley won the 200
brcaststrokc with a time of
2:08.25. Tilley holds the ECU
record for the 200 brcaststrokc.
Richard Chen won the 200
butterfly in 1:55.61. Paul Pinther
won the 200 backstroke with a
time of 1:53.74 and the 400
medley relay team won in 3:28.61.
Unfortunately, they weren't able
to win any more, and the
Monarchs won 142-101.
"It was tough Kobe said. "Old
Dominion is one of the best teams
we've played. The guys lost a close
match
The women's team had more
luck against Old Dominion. By
the end of the meet, the Pirates
had won eight out of the 13 events
held that day. The meet began
very close. ECU led by only seven
points after the first five events,
50-43. In the next few events,
however, they exploded. The
women's ream chalked up a total
of 30 points in the one meter
diving and 200 butterfly alone. In
the last eight events, the Pirates
outscored the Monarchs 84-45.
Hollie Butler set the new ECU
record for the 200 freestyle with a
time of 1:54.21, betting the
fcrsity record by 25 hundredths of
a second. Her previous best time
WtMFast Lane
The men's and women's swim teams were in action this weekend against Old Dominion and William 6 Mary. The women won their meets while the men lost their first
meet of the season on Saturday to the Monarchs of 0DU. This weekend the teams host Davidson on Saturday at noon.
PHOTO BY JAS0 FEATHER
was only a few tenths shy of the
old record, held by former (IAA
champion Jackie Schmieder.
Butler's victory fired up the
Pirates, who then left the
Monarchs in their wake with a
series of victories.
Butler followed up her record
setting performance with an
excellent time of 53.92 in the 100
freestyle and Samantha Perry won
the 200 breaststroke in 2:25.06.
CaseY Stoatfs time of 5:10.69 won
the 500 freestyle and Allison
Holland won the 200 backstroke
with a time of 2:09.39. Casey
Dodge, last year's CAA Rookie
Diver of the Year, won the one
meter and three meter diving
events with scores of 237.0 and
248.0. Cammy Crossen won the
200 buttcrflv with a time of
2:09.56 and the 400 medley relay
won in 4:03.59, which wrapped
up a 149-92 victory for the
women's team.
The men
Sunday against
came back on
the Tribe. Down
bv three, 29-26, they leaped in
front of William and Mary in the
50 freestyle. Andy Byrnes and
Matt Jabs finished first and
second with scores of 21.81 and
21.86. That event alone gained
the Pirates 13 points. Jabs went
on to win the 100 freestyle with a
season best time of 47.80. Ryan
Baldwin won the one meter and
chree meter diving events with
scores of 212.0 and 230.0. Patrick
Kesler won the 100 breaststroke
in 58.05 and Paul Pinther won the
�From Charlotte, NC
�Holds the record
for 100 butterfly
(57.33)
�Former Varsity
record holder in
1000 freestyle
�From Kinston, NC
�Holds two freshman records:
100 freestyle (53.70) and 200
freestyle (1:54.62)
�Is tenths of seconds from a
Varsity record in 200
freestyle.
�Finaled in 3 events at
Conference championships
�From Richmond, VA
�Set Varsity record for
200 breaststroke
(2:04.20)
�Junior College
Ail-American
�Co-Captain of the
men's team
�From Greensboro, NC
�One of ECU'S
topfreestyle sprinters and
backstrokers
�3rd fastest 100
backstroke time in ECU
history (52.25) and 4th
fastest 200 backstroke
100 backstroke with a time of
53.27. Jacob Hartsell's time of
4:12.97 came close to the all-time
top ten list in the 400 IM. The
men's team wound up beating
William and Mary 136-107.
The women decisively beat
William and Mary Sunday. Butler
once again took first place in two
events, the 200 freestyle
(1:57.49) and 100 freestyle
(10:36.81). Butler also placed
second in the 100 freestyle with a
score of 54.73. Dodge won the
one meter and three meter diving
events again with scores of 252.0
and 270.0. Kim Field won the 400
IM in 4:37.42 and Crossen won
the 100 butterfly in 59.24.
Amanda Atkinson won the 100
backstroke with a time of 1:01.30
and Samantha Perry won the 100
breaststroke in 1:07.01. The
women's team won 147-95.
"Sunday we swam against
the most improved team in the
conference Kobe said.
Next Saturday will be the
swimming team's final home
meet of the season. They will race
against Davidson.
Tournament
closes soccer
season
Lady Pirates
eliminated in first
round
Final home game televised on ESPN
Football team hosts
Cincinnati at
8 p.m. Thursday
AMANDA ROSS
SPORTS EDITOR
V
It's time to bring out the face paint
and decorate the sidelines with
banners � ESPN is coming to
town.
Thursday at 8:00 p.m. the ECU
football players and fans will be
seen by millions of people on
national television as the Pirates
face off with Cincinnati.
ECU (4-5) is coming off a 28-27
victory over Houston while
Cincinnati (7-3) beat Louisville
28-9 last week. ECU has never lost
to Cincy at home and the Pirates
lead the overall series, 8-2. The last
time these two teams met was in
1995 when the Bearcats took a 13-
10 decision with a field goal, with
just over two minutes remaining in
the game.
Cincy is 2-3 in conference play,
while ECU has moved up to 3-2 in
C-USA.
Thursday night games haven't
been kind to ECU; they lost to
Southern Miss 28-7 last year. In
'92, Southern Miss handed ECU a
38-21 loss, and in '93, Svracuse won
41-22.
Safety Kelvin Suggs said with
the short week they will have to
work extra hard to turn the fortune
their way.
"Since I've been here, it's been
rough on Thursday nights Suggs
said. "So this week we'll practice
hard like usual and see if we can
get things changed around. I know
it will be tough since this is a short
week and that long plane ride
(from Houston) made it even
tougher, so we just have to get
ourselves back together quick and
go out and play Thursday
The match-up will be the only
televised game, which means if the
nation wants to see football, they'll
tune in to this game. Suggs said
they get pumped up for these
games.
"We know we're the only team
playing that day and if anybody is
gong to look at football they're
going to be looking at us play so
that gives us an extra incentive to
go out there and play harder
Suggs said.
Quarterback Dan Gonzalez,
who had a superb game Saturday in
Houston in front of 30 of his family
members, set an ECU record for
completion percentage,
completing 26 of 33 passes for a
percentage of .787. Gonzalez threw
four touchdowns, also a career best,
finishing with 337 total yards.
Gonzalez said they might not
have had good games on past
Thursday nights, but they are
ready to face the Bearcats.
SEE PIRATES PAGE 11
JAMES CAMP
STMPf WRITER
The ECU women's soccer team
hosted the Lady Monarchs of
O.D.U. last Wednesday for the
opening round of the CAA
tournament. Despite the excellent
season the Lady Pirates had, ODU
proved to be to much for ECU.
ODU came out in the first half
in an aggressive style that really
pushed the Lady Pirates into
playing a defensive style. The Lady
Pirate defense stepped it up for
most of the half. Sophomore
goalkeeper Amy Horton had her
hands full, making some tough
saves to help keep the Lady Pirates
in the game. The Lady Monarchs
scored their first goal at 9:53 left in
the half when forward Jennifer
Gillespic got one by Horton.
O.D.U. went into halftime with a 1-
Olead.
In the second half, ECU came
out attacking the ball, trying to
create more scoring chances. ODU
switched to a counterattack style of
play, which proved to work well for
them. Despite a couple of good
chances by the pirate offense in the
half the Lady Pirates were unable
to get anything past the ODU
goalie. The Lady Monarchs scored
two more rimes late in the half to
give them a 3-0 lead and eliminate
the Lady Pirates from the CAA
tournament.
Even though the Lady Pirates
had an early exit from the
tournament it was still a very good
season for them.
"It was a great season, we had
some ups and downs but all in all it
was a real positive year Head
Coach Neil Roberts stud.
This was also the first winning
season for the women's soccer team
who finished the season with a 10-9
record. The Lady Pirates also
established that they can win
against the top teams in the CAA,
especially with their big win over
George Mason, ranked 22 at the
time in the country.
This all looks good for the future
of a team that only graduates four
players this year. They are
goalkeeper Jennifer Venters,
Forward Stacie Gause and
midfielders Courtney Jurcich and
Sheila Bert.
Roberts is optimistic about the
future.
The future is bright, we are way
ahead in our recruiting for next year
and we're returning nine of 11
starters
The Lady Pirates also received
some individual awards from the
conference this year. Roberts
received the CAA Women's Soccer
Coach of the Year; which is another
good sign for the future. Also,
defensive sophomore Jill Davis and
freshman forward Kim Sandhoff
were named to the Second Team
j All-CAA squad.
Head Coach Steve Logan talks to his offense during a time out against Houston.
The Pirates beat the Cougars 28-27, and host Cincinnati this Thursday on ESPN.
PHOTO Br AMANDA ROSS
Don't forget to pick up your
tickets for this week's home
football game as the
ECUCincinnati game will be
seen on ESPN. Kick-off is set for 8 p.m so get
your tickets now and get in the stands early to
support your Pirates.
Congratulations to
senior quarterback
Dan Gonzalez,
whose effort against
Houston has
earned him the
Conference USA
offensive player of
the week. Gonzalez
completed 26 of 33
passes for 337 yards
and four
touchdowns. His
completion
percentage, .787, is
an ECU record.
This week's
games
Thursday, Nov. 13
Cincinnati at ECU. 8 p.m.
(ESPN)
Saturday, Nov. 15
Louisville at Memphis, 1 p.m.
Houston at Southern Miss,
2:30 p.m. (Fox Sports Net)
Mississippi at Tuiane. 7 p.m.
Last week's
results
Cincinnati 28, Louisville 9
ECU 28. Houston 7
(7) Tennessee 44, (24)
Southern Miss 20
Tuiane 26. Memphis 14
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IT'S BASKETBALL TIME
The men's and women's basketball teams played in exhibition games last week,
with the men winning 74-65, and the Lady Pirates losing 52-64. The men hit the
road Friday for a four game stint, while the women host another exhibition game
this Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Minges.
PHOTOS BY CLAY BUCK
The men's soccer team and the ECU Lady
Pirate volleyball team were in action this past
week. For more information on how the teams
did, visit our website at �
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Pirates
continued from page 10
"Obviously we haven't had
good showings on Thursday
night Gonzalez said. "Last year
was almost a disaster. We're really
focused on beating Cincinnati this
Thursday night
For Gonzalez and the rest of
the seniors, this is the last time
they will play in Dowdy-Ficklen.
"Well, you know obviously
there is a lot of emotion involved
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crowd Gonzalez said. "With our
families there, it's going to mean a
lot to everyone to perform well
and 1 think a lot of the emotions
will be involved maybe early on in
the game and you really have to
put that behind you
There's no question tickets
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For more information call Nicole
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Nou. 13, 1997. Also In need of
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PHYSICAL THERAPY MASSAGE
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You guys are awesome I Keep up the
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SH&flA SIGMA SIGMA WOULD like
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an awesome time!
SIGMA PHI EPSILON-FRIDAY
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Love. Alpha Delta Pi
TO MiCAH RETZLAFF: YOUR broth-
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ALPHA PHI WOULD LIKE to wel-
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terested In this workshop, con-
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touring the Norfolk Port: Authority Fri-
day, November 14. Anyone interested
in going may sign up with Mr. Childers
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FMAINVESTMENT CLUB MEET-
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1007 Don Boldt will present informa-
tion about the MBA and other gradu-
ate programs offered. Free pizza and
refreshments.
TUE. NOV. 11-SENIOR Recital, Mar-
tine Wallace, soprano and Jennifer
Worley, soprano, A.J. Fletcher Recital
Hall, 7:00 p.m. Fri. Nov. 14-Graduate
Recital, Holly Grace Maxson, composi-
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p.m. Sun. Nov. 16-Brass Quintet
Chamber Music, Britt Theurer, Direc-
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p.m. sun. Nove. 16-Senior Recital,
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ECU Saxophone Quartets, Jeff Blair,
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Riley Baugus on the Banjo (Winner of
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The East Carolinian
Gamma
hydroxybutyric
SmCmM m Gamma hydroxybutyric acid,
more commonly known as GHB,
is a depressant and anesthetic
which has increased in popularity.
Did
you
know?
Designer
drugs are
usually
made in
illegal,
clandestine
laboratories.
source: Drug-Free Resource Net for the Partnership for
a Drug-Free America
Students
talk about using
GHB
"I probably threw up fir about an hour, every 15 minutes or so.
It was kind of like having the spins when youYe drunk. I felt
very disoriented. I remember thinking that I wasn't supposed to
mix GHB with alcohol
ECU Senior
CHRIST IN CADI.K
FEAT IRE WRITER
GHB has everyone from Oprah to "USA Today"
talking. Hailed as the newest date rape drug, GHB
has been slipped to many unsuspecting women,
according to officials across the country.
But in Greenville, some choose to take GHB
voluntarily, and even pay for it.
Students who have taken GHB say they like how
the drug takes away their inhibitions.
"It feels like the equivalent of five beers, but
instead of drinking five beers you just take a little
GHB and you're good said an ECU junior who takes
the drug occasionally.
But many students have felt far from "good after
taking GHB. One ECU senior spoke of the night she
took GHB.
"I had drunk about four beers when one of my
friends asked me if I wanted some GHB. I took it
because I had done it before and liked it. I didn't
really get anything from that one, so I took throughout
the night probably three more Later, she began to
feel dizzy and started throwing up. "1 probably threw
up for about an hour, every 15 minutes or so. It was
kind of like having the spins when you're drunk. I felt
very disoriented. I remember thinking that I wasn't
supposed to mix GHB with alcohol. After that I just
started drinking a lot of water. When I finally got home
I was so happv because mv bed had never looked
better .
The next day she had recovered and said that she
did not suffer any further side effects. She stated that
despite her unpleasant experiences she will continue
to use GHB. She did however advise those considering
using the drug to not mix it with alcohol.
According to Dr. Sven Normann, executive director
of the Florida Information Center in Tampa, nausea
and vomiting are both common response to overdosing
on GHB. When GHB is combined with alcohol or any
other depressant, the problems increase
"synergistically
"One plus one doesn't equal two. One plus one
equals five Normann said.
These problems can result in vomiting, seizures,
amnesia and breathing problems that may induce
comas and even death.
One ECU student experienced GHB induced
seizures, vet cannot remember it. She pieced this
together from friends. "I had been drinking
downtown for about three hours. I was pretty drunk
when 1 took the first vial of GHB, right after the first
I took a second. I remember dancing and that's it.
Next thing I know I'm in a bedroom I've never seen
Would you recognize designer drugs?
Designer drugs usually come in the form of tablets, capsules or
powders
'They can be injected, sniffed, smoked or swallowed.
and it's eight
in the
morning. I
woke up my
friend and he
told me that I
had fallen
while dancing
and then
went into
convulsions.
He said I was
drooling and
twitching,
but other
than that, I
looked dead.
They got the
bar manager
and told him source: DrugJree Resource Net for the Partnership for a Drug-Free America
what I was
on. He
picked me up
and put me in my friends car. He then told my friends
to take me home and put me to bed, but to make sure
I was on my stomach so I wouldn't choke on my throw
up if 1 vomited. I don't remember the night and I
don't want to, it's both horrifying and humiliating
GHB slows down the breathing rate and can easily
bring about a coma or death. In Texas, GHB has been
linked to the death of a 17-year-old volleyball player.
At LSU, a freshman died from the lethal combination
of alcohol and GHB. In Greenville, there have been
no documented cases of a GHB overdose resulting in
death. Although, last spring an ECU student and Kit
Community College student were found unconscious
in front of a fraternity house after consuming GHB.
Donna Walsh, the director of Health Promotion and
Well-Being, is well aware of the increased use of GHB
and issues a word of caution.
"GHB was pulled by the FDA because of its
uncontrollable effects and side effects. It has been
found to be unreliable Walsh said.
Walsh stated that there arc pamphlets available for
those who wish to know more about different drugs
and alcohol. Those interested may pick up pamphlets
in the Mcndenhall lobby, the recreation center, first
floor of the library or the health center.
Despite warnings of danger,
people continue to use drug
GHB contributes to
local emergency
room visits
and
Frank Hendrkks
FF.XTl RE WRITE
Possible symptoms of designer dn
Use of GHB has dramatically
increased, making it the drug of
choice, especially on college
campuses.
On November 8, 1990, gamma-
hydroxybutyratc, better known as
GHB, became illegal to sell over-the-
counter in the United States. The
drug, originally developed by a French
researcher as a sleeping aid, is still
being used as an anesthetic in much of
Europe. Though illegal to sell, GHB is
legal to possess, and can usually be
bought in bars and dance clubs for
about $30 per ten grams.
A sophomore at ECU, who prefers
to remain nameless, says he uses GHB
regularly. "It's really no big deal. It
makes you very tired, but caffeine
fixes that. It makes sex great too He
points out that the only time he had
side effects was when he once mixed
the drug with alcohol, which can be a
deadly combination. "I slept for 19
hours straight. The next day, I
couldn't remember anything. 1 try to
be more careful now about mixing GIIB and
alcohol His side effects are common. When
GHB is mixed with alcohol, the user often
becomes nauseated, begins to vomit and can
sometimes experience comas.
GHB has even hit the internet, with around a
dozen sites. Centurian Aging Research
Laboratory (CARL) sponsors GHBinfo.com.
The page is dedicated to promoting the benefits
of GHB. They are so confident the drug is safe
that they claim to offer a $10,000 reward for any
scientifically documented permanent harm done
sleeplessness, giddiness, muscle tension, clenched teeth, sense of
weightlessness, extensive touching and examination of common
objects, uncontrollable tremors, drooling, twitching, dry mouth,
increased heart rate, increased itching, impaired speech, total
paralysis, chills, sweating, blurred vision, nausea, dizziness and
permanent brain damage
Possible side effects
euphoria, giddiness, confusion, irritability, anxiety, trance-like states
extreme emotional sensitivity, hallucinations, depression, paranoia
and an inclination to violent acts
source: The Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
to anyone taking up to 50 grams of GHB alone.
The company, based in Cape Canaveral, Florida,
states that the only loss with GHB is the billions
of tax dollars that would be generated if the drug
were legalized. CARL sells kits with easy to
make instructions for $250 each. They also
provide so-called testimonies from users.
One letter, from Lance Morris, a Tucson
doctor, goes into detail about how Dr. Morris
promotes GHB to certain patients. He said, "I
treat my alcoholic patients with GHB ;nd all get
excellent results. I believe GHB to be a very safe,
natural product that could benefit most anyone
if taken properly
responsibly
A 37-year-old athlete
writes to CARL, "In late
1996, I could barely break
18 minutes in a 5K race. I
tried GHB and the first
time, I ran it in 17:38.1 am
now close to breaking
seventeen minutes
The ECU student said that
after using the drug, " Your
legs feel weightless, like
you could run forever. It is
a neat feeling GHB has
been thought to increase
muscle mass and decrease
body fat, a steroid of sorts.
This intrigues
bodybuilders and athletes
alike.
In a letter to California
legislators. Dr. Ward Dean,
a federal court approved
witness on the safety and
toxicity of GHB, said, "I
have investigated all of thr
GHB related deaths and
find none of these reports
to be medically supported.
All of the incidents
involved outside agents, such as alcohol Dean
recommends GHB to his older patients, to add
muscle to their otherwise frail bodies.
The Drug Enforcement Agency is now trying
to make GHB a Class I drug, making it illegal to
possess. Georgia and Rhode Island have already
classified GHB as Class I.
Dr. Thomas DiBerardino, a member of the
American Medical Association, said that the drug
should be Class I. "This, like all drugs, is very,
very, dangerous when abused. GHB is probably
safe when aken at certain ranges, but 'probably
TOI)l) M. Jonks
FEATIRE WRITE
The popularity if designer drugs is increasing throughout the
country as people continue to knowingly and unknowlingly
experiment with these drugs. Several national media stones have
emerged over the last year linking designer drugs to illnesses,
accidents and even deaths.
Gamma hydroxybutyric acid, more commonly known as GHB, is a
depressant and anesthetic when used orally or intravenously which
has increased in popularity. Although GHB has not been attributed
directly to deaths in Pitt County, an average of five to 10 patients need
medical treatment because of this drug per year, according to Dr.
Nicolas H. Benson, Professor and Chair of ECU'S department of
emergency medicine.
"There have been no deaths to my knowledge, but there have been
a couple of deaths that we have suspected GHB contributed to,
Benson said. . , .
This downer is a colorless, salty liquid that is usually packaged in
small viles and taken orally. It was originally developed for promotion
of sleep before surgery, but has gradually become a recreational drug
used mostlv bv young adults ranging in age from 17 to 25.
"I see this type diagnosed five to 10 times a year. The number
could be higher than that, but when people come in intoxicated and
under the influence of GHB, they do not always inform you they have
taken this drug Benson said.
GHB can produce a different effect tor everyone. Depending on
the dosage and size of the person, each individual will react
differently. . �
"Just like evervone reacts differently to one beer, everyone reacts
differently to GHB. Sometimes a persons height or weight can
contribute, but it just depends on the individual Benson said.
GHB-related events have consisted of overdose, collapse and even
comas, however, there arc no long-term effects as a result of the intake
"There have been no long-term effects as a result of GHB itself,
but if the drug causes a patient's breathing to be depressed for a bng
period of time and the brain has a lack of oxygen that could have a long
term effects Benson said.
Benson's advice to students who arc thinking of trying (jMB as a
recreational drug is, "GHB sounds pretty harmless, but it can be vciv
dangerous, his best just to avoid it all together
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Much evidence of
roofies on campus,
officials say
New sanctions make penalties for
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Much attention has been given recently to so-called designer drugs,
such as GHB, a drug also known as liquid ecstasy after last semester's
GHB related incident. An ECU student had to be taken to hospital
after consuming this drug at a party. There has been a greater focus on
the dangers of these designer drugs, which are becoming very trendy.
"Designer drugs are fairly new. but the word is out said Jolene C.
Jernigan, Director of Nursing in the -Student Health Center.
Designer drugs are "designed" to get around the law. Illegal drugs
are defined in the terms of their chemical formulas. To circumvent
these legal restrictions,
underground chemists
modify the molecular
structure of certain illegal
drugs to produce analogs
known as designer drugs.
Those analogs can be up to
several hundred times
stronger than the drugs they
imitate, according to a
Californian Police
Department.
Another dangerous effect
of GHB or rootles, the street
name for Rohypnol which is
also considered a designer
drug, is their effect when
combined with alcohol.
"It makes users go
through a state of blackout,
where they wake up in
unfamiliar surroundings with
unfamiliar people without
remembering anything that
happened to them said
Heather Zophy, a student
health educator at the
Student Health Center.
GHB, or "liquid ecstasy
and rohypnol, known as
"roofies" or the "date rape drug can easily be slipped into beverages
which place people at risk for becoming a victim of rape, robbery and
other crimes.
According to Jernigan, most people lose their concern for safety
when consuming alcohol which is when students are more likely to
willingly try or be a victim of someone slipping such a drug into
drinks.
"We sent out information to all residence halls a few weeks ago, and
we also talked to sorority girls about leaving their drinks unattended
during parties or at the clubs Zophy said.
"We also encourage even student who suspects that something was
slipped into his or her drink to go to EC I "s Student Health Center or
to a hospital to get tested Zophy added.
According to Zophy, Rohypnol can be detected within 11 hours and
GHB within four to five hours in the user's urine.
Karen Boyd, associate dean of students, said there is a change in the
state laws coming up.
"With the first of December of this year, GHB will be handled as
schedule VI drugs, which means that the possession of GHB will be
penalized with the same sanctions that result in the possession of
marijuana or hashish Boyd said. The penalty can be from 30 days to
five years in prison, plus an additional fine, according to North Carolina
State law. ECl's disciplinary actions can range from probation on a
case-by-case basis to drug education and counseling programs, consent
to regular drug testing and community service. Refusal, failure or
subsequent offenses can end up in expulsion of students or discharge
of facultv members.
"With the first of
December of this year,
GHB will be handled as
schedule VI drugs, which
means that the possession
of GHB will be penalized
with the same sanctions
that result in the possession
of marijuana or hashish
Karen Boyd
associate dean of students
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Although these pills look harmless, they could in fact be designer drugs. Whether unknowingly slipped into drinks or taking voluntarily, these drugs can
have serious physical and mental side effects. The pills pictured above are. in fact, not designer drugs, although the substances can look quite similar.
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almost one in five 8th graders has tried them.
Few realize that just one sniff can cause death, or that chronic
users can suffer severe and permanent brain damage.
The tell-tale signs of inhalant use include slurred speech, glassy
eyes and the smell of chemicals on clothes.
Sniffers may also suffer nose bleeds, sores or rashes around
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