EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
GREENVILLE. NORTH CAROLINA
VOIUME 73. ISSUE 24
Student reports rape in Cotten Residence Hall
Police have few leads
and no suspect, point of
entry into dorm unkown
A student and resident of Cotten
residence hall reported that she was
allegedly raped in her first floor
The 21- year-old student
reported that a male entered her
room and allegedly raped her. No
weapon was used during the
incident that the victim was aware
ECU police responded to the
student's call shortly after 7 a.m.
The student was taken to Pitt
County Memorial Hospital where a
rape kit was performed by nurses.
There are still many unanswered
this alleged crime, such
as how the suspect
gained entry to the
The ECU police
immediately called in
the State Bureau of
Scene Unit, who spent
six hours combing the
student's room for
fibers, hair, fingerprints
and bodily fluid.
"They looked for any
evidence that would
help in the prosecution
of this person said Umphlett.
"We are not sure how the suspect
entered at this time said Johnnie
Umphlet, captain of the ECU police
This alleged incident has
occured just as the university begins
its week to promote Sexual Assault
Cotten Residence Hall was the site of an alleged rape
over the weekend. A candlelight vigil Thursday night.
PHOTO BY JONATHAN GREEN
Awareness. The university will have
a variety of information available to
students throughout the week,
along with a guest speaker and
Members of the ECU police
SEE RAPE, PAGE 3
Awareness Week begjns
with on-campus incident
Sexual Assault Awareness week
arrives on an all too bitterly real
With rwo alleged sexual assaults
against ECU students in two weeks,
university planned activities to
target prevention and healing have
added weight and impact. Though
those who have planned and
sponsored the week's events have
no way of knowing if attendance will
be greater in light of the alleged
attacks, they hope that everyone
will walk away more knowledgeable
Army ROTC Battalion Awards recognize
outstanding achievement among cadets
Army ROTC held its first ceremony to honor and award outstanding achievement in battalions and recognize cadets. Awards were given in the areas of physical fitness, academics
and military proficiency. These awards were given in a first-time ceremony inclusive for Army ROTC.
PHOTO BY JONATHAN GREEN
New award ceremony
The first Battalion Awards for the
Army Reserve Officers' Training
Corps (ROTC) took place last
Wednesday at Mendenhall,
awarding outstanding achievement
in areas such as physical fitness,
academics and military proficiency.
"This is the first time that a
cetemonv is inclusive for Armv
ROTC said MSG Leonardo L.
Custis, assistant commandant of
cadets, who is responsible for the
entire organization structure of the
Custis believes the awards will
incite new cadets to improve as
much as they can.
"Now they have something thev
can receive in addition to self-
satisfaction Custis said.
The first category is the
Doughboy (RECONDO) Award,
which required superior
performance in areas such as water
survival skills, map reading and
marksmanship at an advance camp
in Fort Lewis, Wash.
"This is a strenuous program. It
is a very coveted and sought-after
award, in which only a very small
percentage of people can earn it
An academic achievement badge
was awarded for the ROTC Honors
Award, in which cadets had to have
an overall G.P.A. of 4.0. Onlv one
"We have always done
educational activities related to
sexual assault; last year is the first
time in recent history that there has
been a full week of events putting
the spotlight on this issue to try and
develop a safer community said
Donna Walsh, directot of Health
Promotion and Well-Being.
The idea of a safer community is
a big problem on most college
campuses. Eighty percent of all
rapes are perpetrated by male
acquaintances; only 20 percent are
by strangers. This makes the issue
of acquaintance sexual assault,
which is the most commonly
attempted type of rape or
attempted rape on college
campuses, all the more relevant.
FBI statistics estimate that one out
of every three women will be
sexually assaulted at some time in
their life, and furthermore the
majority of rape victims are between
the ages of 15 and 24.
cadet won this award: Alma
"Kasamovic won every award
category Custis said. "She is a very
exceptional person. Very seldom do
we see someone with that caliber of
quality come through our program.
She is a. freshman cadet who joined
the program last semester and just
came in like a bolt of lightning
Athletic awards were given for
achieving 270 points or higher on
The Armv Phvsical Fitness Test
(APFT). Those who scored 290
SEE ROTC, PAGE 3
Walsh said what Sexual Assault
Awareness Week hopes to do is
provide enough information to help
anyone lower the odds of a rape and
give support to those who have lived
through an assault experience or
know someone who has.
"It's a person issue; some people
think sexual assault is a woman
issue, but it's not. It's about our
personal safety, any man who knows
a woman who has been assaulted
knows the power and the impact on
that person Walsh said.
Members of the division of
student life, faculty, staff and
students have all had a hand in the
two-month long planning of the
awareness event. The programs
planned for the week include
movies, a candlelight vigil and a self-
defense program, as well as a
Keynote Presentation by Katie
Koestner, who was featured in Time
SEE SEXUAL ASSAULT. PAGE 3
Gunshots fired into
Multiple shots leave
and awake when
Gunshots were fired into a Johnston
Street apartment early Saturday
At approximately 3:15 a.m.
bullets began tearing through the
living room door of an apartment at
709 Johnston Street while two men
were inside. The resident of the
apartment, Tyrone Larkins, and his
friend Tim O'Brien Johnson, also of
Greenville, were in the apartment
PHOTO BY JONATHAN SREEN
and into the
SEE SHOOTING PAGE 3
sued over high prices
Companies accused of
"significant step forward and one
which "resolves the claims in the
pending litigation to our
Cambridge University Press was
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Three publishing companies which
sell to both the University Book
Store and the University Book
Exchange have been sued for
charging purchasers different prices
for similar goods.
Addison Wesley. Longman,
Cambridge University Press and
Oxford University Press have all
been sued for allegedly violating the
Robinson-Patman Act, a federal
antitrust statute that generally
prohibits a seller from charging
different purchasers different prices
for similar goods.
Allegedly, nonacademic bookstores
have been granted discounts
ranging from 30-50 percent off the
list prices while college bookstores
traditionally receive a 20 percent
discount at best.
On Jan. 27 Addison Wesley
Longman offered a new pricing
program and settling all legal claims
"We Addison Wesley Longman
wanted to extend these prices to
higher education said George
Culbert of AWL. "We changed our
system mostly because the
comments from college bookstores
said our policies were confusing
President Jeffrey Mack CSP
describes the new program as a
Student book prices affected by publishing
companies' high prices.
PHOTO BY JONATHAN GREEN
unavailable for comment, and
Oxford University Press declined to
comment on the situation.
National Association of College
Stores (NACS) covers more than
3,000 stores in the U.S Canada and
15 other countries. ECU's student
store and U.B.E. located in
downtown Greenville are both
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The East Carolinian
Man with DWI history
pleads not guilty in death
DURHAM (AP) � A habitual
drunken driver charged with first-
degree murder in the traffic death
of a 4-year-old girl pleaded not
guilty to the charge Friday.
Timothy Earl Blackwell was
driving a pickup truck that
rammed into a van on Feb. 27,
1997, killing Megan Dail.
Investigators found an open beer
can, syringes and hypodermic
needles in Blackwell's truck.
Blackwell's criminal record
already includes a conviction for
habitual drunken driving and 16
others for driving without a
RJR ends tours of
WINSTON-SALEM (AP) � R.J.
Reynolds Tobacco Co. has ended
tours at its Whitaker Park cigarette
manufacturing plant because of
declining attendance. The
popularity of the tours peaked in
the 1970s, when they attracted
60,000 visitors a year, said Maura
Payne Ellis, a company
spokeswoman. By 1992, the
number had dropped to 45,000
visitors a vear, it then fell to about
20,000 last year, Ellis said. The last
tour was Saturday.
Family gets award for
coffee scalding daughter
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP)�
Parents of a girl scalded by hot
coffee at a Wal-Mart store in 1993
will get 5160,000.
Jurors awarded Ginger and
Michael Wiggins $400,000 on
Friday, but only 40 percent is
Jurors found that 4-year-old
Rachel Wiggins' babysitter, Angela
Decembrino, was 60 percent
responsible for the incident, but
the babysitter was not a
possible dismissal could
be result for some
Marine drowns in swamp
after one-car accident
BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP)� A 21-
year-old Marine from Washington
drowned in a swamp after a one-
car accident near Ravenel, the
Charleston County deputy
Pfc. Jeff Bales, a tractor-trailer
driver with Marine Wing Support
Squadron-273 based at the Marine
Corps Air Station in Beaufort, was
headed to work Thursday when
the accident happened.
JONATHAN D. CATOE
There is a radical movement
encroaching upon the steps of
Whichard, East Carolina
building; a system of review of
tenured faculty is planned to be
implemented by the start of the
next school year.
Webster's dictionary defines
tenure as a status granted after a
trial period to a teacher that gives
protection from summary
dismissal. Now, this definition
may have to be changed. The
purpose of post-tenure review
(PTR) is to provide a means of
dealing with continuously non-
productive professors. This
system, incorporated with other
policies designed to improve
university quality, can ultimately
lead to either merit pay or a pink
"What the state policy says is
that serious sanctions can result
possible dismissal it's a multi-
step process said Dr. Richard D.
Ringeisen, ECU's vice chancellor
for academic affairs.
The design of the review
system for North Carolina is near
completion and "it would not be
fair to say that faculty have
embraced the idea of post-tenure
review said Ringeisen. Many
professors at ECU chose not to be
cited on their views of this issue.
According to a paper by J.C.
Morreale, accessed .om the UNC
at Charlotte web page, there is a
dichotomy of feelings about PTR
held by faculty and administrators.
For some, a negative connotation
has been applied who see the
system: demeaning the
professionalism of faculty, being
punitive in nature, eroding
collegia! relationships among
faculty and between faculty and
administration, violating academic
freedom and undermining
protection of tenure and setting a
dangerous precedent of yielding to
external political pressures.
But, there are many who view
PTR in a positive light, offering: a
mechanism for assisting faculty
development and maintaining
faculty vitality, faculty members
with comprehensive feedback
from their colleagues, replacement
in favor of younger faculty
members and minority and women
faculty members that might not
otherwise exist and growth.
Although there are mixed
feelings among the faculty, the
system can offer some potential
benefits for students. Post-tenure
review "forces us to take a closer
look at what folks are doing and
that's probably not a bad thing
The review will give
administration leverage over
professors to ensure that students
are benefiting from their
instruction. The review will also
give students a stronger voice on
the issue. "Student evaluations
will be a part of the review of a
faculty member's activities said
The idea of the review of
tenured faculty got its start in
1982 when the National
Commission on Higher Education
recommended that academic
administrators should develop a
system for review of professors.
The goal was to design the system
to maintain outstanding quality
among university faculty in order
to provide students with quality
North Carolina legislature
designated the University of
North Carolina's General
Administration to conduct an
intrastate study to determine the
most beneficial system of PTR.
North Carolina universities are
not alone in adopting this system
of review. National studies (by
Trower) showed that 69 percent
out of 280 responding institutions
reported they were in the process
of changing their traditional
tenure system. A post-tenure
review system was being
implemented in 29 percent of
Responding to the question of
whether or not ECU agrees with
the coming policy, Dr Ringeisen
said, "(the policies) will be ours,
whether we disagree or not. It's
here, we must follow these
In order to obtain more
information on PTR, visit the
UNC General Administration web
tenure or contact Dr. Judith
Stilton by e-mail at
OIN OUR TEAM!
The East Carolinian is looking for
soars during scandal
Nation of Islam leader
opposes U.S. policy in
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) �
Nation of Islam leader Louis
Farrakhan, concluding a two-day
visit to Bangladesh, said Saturday
that he would oppose any U.S.
military action against Iraq.
Farrakhan also said that the
economic sanctions imposed on
Iraq by the United Nations after it
invaded Kuwait in 1990 were
Washington sends a
scary message about
UNITED NATIONS (AP)�
Washington's top man at the
United Nations delivered a
frightening message to leaders of
eight Security Council nations:
Saddam Hussein has stockpiled
horrific chemical and biological
weapons and is capable of making
more and firing them farther.
While the United States has
been preparing to strike Iraq� an
attack sources said would target
stockpiles and factories � Bill
Richardson traveled to four
continents trying to convince the
world that the danger is real and
that military might may be the
CRAIG D. RAMEY
An over-excited media that spins
tales of sex and lies in the White
House is no match for Bill
Clinton's popularity, as he reaches
his highest approval rating since
first taking office.
"When there is a crisis, people
rally around the president said
Sean Kelly, assistant professor of
political science. "They see him in
a tough spot, so they'll rally around
Kelly also predicts that as this
scandai plays out, Clinton's
popularity could disappear quickly
or slowly erode away.
"There are a bunch of reasons
for a president's popularity said
Carmine Scavo, associate professor
of political science. "If most
people think the country is going
well, they can forget about any
misgivings they may have about
the individual in office
During the 1996 Presidential
Election, a National Election
Study indicated that most people
found Clinton to have less morality
and honesty than Bob Dole;
however, most people were also
happy with the economy and with
"He went on television after
the Super Bowl and said that he
had caused pain in his marriage
Scavo said. "People saw him as a
little tarnished but everything else
seemed to be okay. Everyone has
looked at him through those
glasses since then
President Clinton's alleged
affair with Monica Lewinsky has
gained a large amount of media
coverage for several reasons.
"It allegedly happened in the
White House while he was
president Kelly said.
"Whitewater, Paula Jones and
Flowers happened in .Arkansas
Although evidence reflects
possible affairs in the White House
involving past presidents
(Kennedy Roosevelt, Eisenhower
and Jefferson), Kelly and Scavo
agree that Clinton deals with a
new era of media resources that
make this incident so much more
of a public issue.
"There is more publicity
because of the media and not the
public Scavo said. "The media
has been influenced by the
tabloids. They want to be out
there in the ratings game
Better relations with Russia and
the lack of a Cold War could be
another reason for the media
"Since the end of the Cold War,
the nature of the president has
changed Kelly said. "There is no
Soviet Union, so something else
has to be reported. We can focus
more on the president as an
Reporters covering legal issues
without the knowledge required
to understand them could also
mean a lowered public interest in
"Over the last few years,
reporters have learned the
language of the law through O.J
the Menendez brothers and
Whitewater Scavo said. "They
don't have any hard evidence,
although they treat their stories
like they are. They don't recognize
how difficult their stories and
allegations are to prove. People can
put anything on the internet, true
or not, and it will be all over the
world in five minutes
To impeach a president, the
House of Representatives would
have to hire a committee of the
Majority and Minority leaders, and
an outside source. These charges
would then go through the
judiciary House to the Senate
where there would be a trial.
"The chances of impeachment
are slim Kelly said.
Kelly worked in the Senate for
Democratic Leadership in the
1993-94 term as an analyst on
Correction: The Feb. 5 edition of The East
Carolinian incorrectly named Alpha Xi Delta as the
name of the sorority in which a girl was raped. The
identity of the girl is still unknown at this time.
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The East Carolinian
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and went public with her story of
date-rape at William and Mary
College in 1990
Walsh said she hopes that
women will learn to take extra
precautions and cut the risk that
they will be attacked.
"There are many things people
can do to make campus a safer
environment-some people believe
campus is a perfect
environment�crime does exist
She said one of the biggest
things women can do to protect
themselves is be aware of people
and cheir surroundings. She
suggests never walking alone at
night, and reporting anyone who
looks suspicious. Avoiding date
rape and aquaintance rape,
however, is a larger issue.
Studies reveal that 75 percent
of the men and 55 percent of the
women involved in sexual assauits
reported drinking andor taking
drugs prior to the attack. Walsh
said that women cannot be too
"There are many things people
can do to make campus a safer
environment, .some people
believe campus is a perfect
Donna Walsh, Director of Health
careful about monitoring their
drinks or allowing others to buy
them drinks in order to lessen the
risk of drugs being slipped into
Programs this week will be
monitored by trained individuals
who will be willing to help anyone
who need emotional assistance
during the activities.
"As a committee, in planning
these events we knew we also
needed to make available and
more visible the support service
we have for people who are dealing
with past issues relating to sexual
assault. Two counselors will be
available at all the evening events
to help as needed Walsh said.
This week is just a part of the
counseling, education and help the
university can provide for students
who are victims of a rape or simply
want to know more information
about the issue. The division of
Student life, the Student Health
Center and the Counseling center
are all willing to educate or help.
"It's really important that all
members of our community
become more aware of and
knowledgeable about sexual
assault and resources that are
available to make this a safer place
for all of us Walsh said.
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department have been going door
to door questioning residents and
trying to get a description of the
"We are in the process of
interviewing all residents of
Cotten Hall to see if anyone heard
or saw anything
The lack of a suspect in the
case � the student was only able
to describe the intruder as a black
male � is a great concern to the
ECU police department.
"It was a stranger rape
Umphlet said. "She did not know
The suspect description has
not been given out. "I'm not sure
when that will be released
As a result of this alleged
incident, the ECU police
department will be increasing
patrols hoping to prevent an
incident such as this from
"The exterior doors (of the
residence hall) have been
rekeyed said Umphlet. "All
residents will receive new keys to
the exterior doors
In addition to rekeying the
doors, the ECU police department
stationed an officer in Cotten
Residence Hall throughout
"There was an issue of if this
guy would come back said
The ECU police department is
deeply concerned about this issue
and would like all residents to
make sure they take precautions to
secure their personal safety.
"One thing we would like to
stress to residents is to make sure
all visitors are escorted, outside
doors are not left propped open
and when you leave your room or
go to sleep, lock your door said
Anyone with any information
about this crime should call Mike
Jordan at the ECUPD at 328-6787
or Pitt County Crime Stoppers at
continued from page 1
Officials with the Greenville
Police Department said that
multiple shots were fired into the
apartment and that there was
approximately $2,000 of damage to
The victims reported they were
aware of a car speeding away from
the scene immediately following
The car found in the area and
was not occupied.
As of Feb. 9 two individuals
have arrested and charged in the
Brad Boyd, 17, from
Greensboro, has been arrested and
charged with communicating
threats and discharging a firearm
into an occupied dwelling. The
second individual arrested is
Matthew William Rockwood, 21,
also from Greensboro. Rickwood
has been charged with attempted
"The attempted armed robbery
is in relation to the case, but we do
not know all about it yet said
Williams. "There is also possibly a
third person involved
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(APFT). Those who scored 290
points or higher received a ribbon
and the Army Fitness badge.
Promotions were given for
cadets who demonstrated
excellence academically and for
the exemplification of the
professional army ethic: loyalty,
duty, selfless service and integrity.
"We have a very liberal
promotion system within ROTC
Custis said. Freshman cadets hold
a rank of private to private first
class. We've had 15 people
promoted for achieving an A in
Military Science, or ROTC
The Cadet of the Month Award
was given to students
demonstrating excellence in
general military knowledge of drill
and ceremonies, map reading,
current events and rifle
marksmanship. The cadet also
had to be in the top ten percent of
the ROTC class.
"In addition to a ribbon, they
were awarded a jet command coin,
a monetary gift of $10, a plaque
and a certificate Custis said.
Jason Gibbs, who was October's
cadet of the month.
The ROTC Support
Ribbon was given to cadets
showing continuous support of
Army ROTC-sponsored events
throughout the semester.
"They sell programs or scat
backs at the football game for fund
raisers, help with recruiting effort,
campus orientations and work for
our work-study program here
The Battalion Awards will take
place again next semester.
"The bottom line is the awards
is for the cadets, and as long as we
can keep their self-esteem and
their ambition level up, then we've
achieved what we needed to
achieve Custis said.
continued from page 1
members of NACS.
"The U.B.E. is a privately-
owned bookstore while the
student store on campus is an
institutionalized bookstore said
Matt Duncan, manager of U.B.E.
Publishing companies charge
student bookstores higher prices
for textbooks than they charge
retailers. NACS has been working
to get these companies to charge
fairer prices to college bookstores
than at present.
"In Dec. '96 we NACS
launched an investigation of this
issue said Jerry Buchs, director
of Public Relations. "We asked for
input from around the country
various college bookstores to be
sent to our legal council in
Washington, D.C of the negative
impact of publishers. Students
could possibly pay higher pnecs
for their books
Several companies have altered
their pricing policies as news of
this lawsuit traveled.
"They publishing companies
switched from list pricings to net
pricings Duncan said.
Net pricing allows discounts to
be included in the suggested retail
"The reason why the
publishing companies practice
these unfair pricings is that they
do not understand the college
store market Duncan said.
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It seems as if the University of Kentucky is doing whatever it takes to get out of their game
against ECU. Even though the athletic department has been more than flexible in the past
with UK, they have drawn the line here.
Both schools signed a contract for three games. The first was played at Kentucky in 1993,
the second was scheduled to be played here this fall, and the Pirates would return to
Lexington in 1999 for the third game. The game this fall was originally scheduled to be
played Nov. 12. ECU already agreed to UK's request to change the date to Sept. ZS the
season opener. On January 7, UK notified ECU that they intended to break the contract.
Why would UK go to so much trouble? If they get what they want, they will have jumbled
up both our schedules not once, but twice, as well as leaving us in the lurch with a missing
game. Could the reason they want to break the contract be because the game would be
played at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium? Home teams stand to make a lot of money for their town,
especially when the season opens at home.
That seems to be the most likely explanation, but it still doesn't completely make sense.
Why would UK push the date of the game up two full months, and then try to have the game
UK has offered ECU a mere $175,000 to break the contract. They fail to realize the
importance of this game to ECU. The home opener in the fall of '98 will also serve as the
opening (hopefully) of the 8000-seat upper deck expansion to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
Having an opponent like the Wildcats on such an important day is worth much more than
The town of Greenville and its shops will be hit hardest by the game's cancellation. The
hotels, restaurants, and stores do a large percentage of their business that weekend. They
would not see one dime of the $175,000 the athletic department would get, and would take
a considerable blow from the cancellation.
A contract is an agreement between two parties. When both sides sign it, it is expected
that each will hold up their end of the bargain. UK should honor their commitment to ECU,
simply because they agreed to.
No cultures should be oppressed
This is a letter in response to Keith
Cooper's column in The East
Carolinian on February 5. i must
say that he has crossed the delicate
line of writing against racial
oppression. Upon reading Mr.
Cooper's article, "Struggling for
Freedom Cooper argues that
February is too cold and too short
to adequately recognize African-
Americans. Apparently, Mr. Cooper
believes that the African-American
public deserves an apology from
our President, along with the
reparations made to the African-
American people. After the nausea
subsided, I continued to read Mr.
Mr. Cooper have a fairly
accurate account of slavery and the
revolt of slavery in his touching
column. Slavery was a horrific
period of time in the United
States' history; it should be
recognized nationally and not
forgotten. I do not know what Mr.
Cooper wants from me or other
students? Does he want me to cry,
drowning myself in sympathy for
these people? Does he believe that
I, being a white male, owe the
African-American race an apology?
How ludicrous of an idea for an
individual to apologize for
something they themselves have
not done and the people to whom
they are apologizing have not been
I was appalled at the racially
selfish argument Mr. Cooper was
raising. If Mr. Cooper and the
people in this country who share
the same ancestral place of origin
wish to be addressed as African-
Americans, then I, coming from
Jewish roots, wish to be addressed
as a Jewish-American. Granted
Africa is a continent and Judaism is
a religion, but they are both
minorities in the United States. So,
I am going to further divide this
country by bringing Jewish-
Americans into the mix (before
these people were a hyphenated
minority, they were American like
the rest of us).
I am sorry that your ancestors
were enslaved and had to fight a
long battle to win their freedom.
My "people" from my "homeland"
were enslaved, tortured then
exterminated in mass numbers
totaling in the millions. These
people were taken from their
homes, forced to work, if they were
lucky, then executed and roiled
into a mass grave in the earth. I am
not here to have an immature
argument over whose ancestors
suffered more. I do not sit in front
of my computer and try to blame
people for this tragedy, and 1
certainly do not demand an apology
from the German political office, or
Mr. Cooper, I am personally
offended at your blatant respect for
the other people on this earth. As I
write this response, I question
myself. Is it worth arguing with a
man who claims that the month
that represents the history of the
African-American people is not
climatically appropriate. Students,
I call on you to take action; they
have oppressed us once again by
giving African-Americans the
shortest and coldest month of the
year! Mr. Cooper, I appreciate your
concern for the "current state of
racism (if such a thing exists) but
I believe you are doing nothing but
feeding the racist feelings that
exist. You are givirig college
students, who are naturally filled
with angst, a place to displace their
anger, on another race. We are
college students, all of us; we are a
minority in this country. For us to
be heard, we cannot waste our time
quibbling over whose ancestors
Help yourselves in floods
Watching the river rise is a
big problem to me. These
idiots are watching the water
come closer to their house and
doing nothing as these
people sit on their porch and
"watch the river rise I will
also sit at home and watch
my insurance rates.
Water, water everywhere, and then
some. Massive amounts of rain have
hit our area. The rivers are still
rising and some people's property is
being threatened. At last report the
river was supposed to rise another
five to six feet and crest on
Evacuation of some houses and
apartments is needed. As usual a
few of these people will refuse to
leave their threatened homes.
One couple in particular stands
out in my memory. This" couple like
many others interviewed by local
news media are chosing to stay
home and in their own words,
"watch the river rise
Watching the river rise is a big
problem to me. These idiots are
watching the water come closer to
their house and doing nothing. This
couple is not sandbagging, not
trying to build a small dike or even
dig a small ditch to help with the
What kind of morons are these
people? They will do nothing to
protect their homes that- they value.
This couple and many others
cherish their home so much that
risking their lives is important to
them. One would think trying to
protect their homes would be a top
As a taxpayer and someone who
pays insurance, I am concerned.
Some of these people have flood
insurance and if their homes are
damaged, then the insurance
company will be forced to reimburse
Of interest to me is that as these
people sit on their porch and "watch
the river rise I will also sit at home
and watch something rise: my
insurance rates. My insurance will
rise because the insurance company
will have to make up for the losses.
Yes, the people who make claims
will also see their insurance rise.
Many probably do not have flood
insurance. Perhaps the federal or
state government will step in and
help, like they do when hurricanes
hit. Granted some people need
help, but anybody dumb enough to
'watch the river rise' deserves
nothing but utter contempt.
If you chose to do nothing to
help yourselves, why should you
expect the federal or state
government to help you?
Spkemrld premieres, society crumbles
We as a culture have become
obsessed with the cheap
thrillHollywood has taken
advantage of us. They made
us slaves to it. We don't want
to be made to think or feel
anything during a movie.
Does anyone remember the fall of
Rome? Wfell, it started when the
Romans began to forsake knowledge
and scholarship and indulge in
activities that lacked humanity.
They did things like gather
together, have a little bread, little
wine, and watch a man be eaten by
a lion. They did horrible things to
human beings in the name of
entertainment, and they became
fat, lazy, and obsessed with this sick
form of amusement.
The Spkeworld movie marks the
decline of modern civilization.
Hey, it's not like we didn't see
it coming. The beginning was with
such films as Die Hard, Universal
Soldier (well, basically any movie
starring Jean-Claude Van Damme)
and the entire Rambo series.
"Monday Nitro" and
"Wrcstlemania" contributed greatly,
as did Barney and Jim Carrey. Let's
add to this list: "America's Funniest
Home Videos the WB tail lineup,
the Seventies Preservation Society,
those girls who wear tank tops
downtown in 40-degrce weather,
and every wet t-shirt contest
participant in the past 30 years.
We're going downhill fast, and
nobody tells it like Chubby Spice.
The Spice Girls are the
harbingers of certain destruction.
These arc women who have based
an entire career on short skirts and
platforms. Exactly what is their
message? I've heard all the "girl
power" bull doody, and you know
what? One docs not empower
oneself by acting like an airhead and
dressing like a prostitute solely for
the benefit of pubescent boys. This
is the message that they're sending
adolescent girls, gentle reader. "You
don't need talent. Just make a
spectacle of yourself in public and
try to be sexy through all of the
glitter, eyeshadow and hairspray It's
So easy, in fact, that some
directorial genius decide to devote
an entire movie to them. No, I
haven't seen it. Nor do I plan to.
Ridiculous floof will not be allowed
to steal two hours of my life and $6
of my money I can see it now:
hundreds of moviegoers curling up
with a sopping tub of buttery
popcorn, and having the
intelligence sucked out of their
heads like a vacuum. Nope, no one
quite epitomizes the true essence of
the low point in humanity that
we've reached quite like the Spice
My point is this: We as a culture
have become obsessed with the
cheap thrill. Blood and gore provide
us with this. Tits and ass provide us
with this (for half of the population,
anyway). And Hollywood has taken
advantage of us. They made us
slaves to it. That's why stirring,
thought-provoking film is not
welcome here in Greenville. We
don't want to be made to think or
feel anything during a movie. We
just sit there for the allotted time
and are blasted with eyefuls of
gratuitous sex, violence, and cheap
potty humor. That's really relaxing,
People of Greenville, students .
ECU, I beg you. Take back what '
rightfully yours. Your thoughts, your
minds, your freedom of choice, an
most of all, your good taste. Turn c
Jerry and Rikki. Stand up to ri�
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The East Carolinian
8 OUT OF 10
Ye sinners beware. As if church isn't
enough, 16 Horsepower return to
the alar to preach thirteen more
haunting sermons with their A&M
records sophomore effort Low
Estate. Their critically acclaimed
1995 debut, Sackcloth 'n Ashes, won
the ears of many fans with its
chilling religious folklore,
melancholy guitars and grave lyrics.
Low Estate offers the same dark
imagery and a heightened musical
Explaining what one encounters
when listening to 16 Horsepower is
not an easy task. Singersongwriter
David Eugene Edwards was born
about a century too late. Raised in
Colorado, the grandson of a
Nazarene preacher, into a faith
much more stringent than Baptist,
he would travel from town to town
along the American Bible Belt with
his grandparents where he
witnessed many dead bodies,
funerals and coffins. Apparently his
grandparents wanted him to be
comfortable with death and that
certainty left an impression on him
that would later be expressed in his
songwriting. So, if you can imagine
an 1800s undertaker walking from
' town to town with a display of
TEC finds out just what men and women want for Valentine's Day.
WTien guys think about Valentines' Day, they cringe inwardly
in expectation of feelings of worthlessness, guilt, tears and
insecurity. It's not because they're single; au contraire,
they're merely squirming at the thought of financial ruin at
the well-manicured hands of la belle du jour.
What guys really want on this day of love and romance is to strike a
cold, hard deal with the ladies: don't always ask for little stuffed teddy-
bears or horrendously expensive jewelry. Guys don't like being burdened
with the responsibility of keeping the candy, flower, jewelry and stuffed
animal industries afloat all month.
In return for a little understanding, most guys are willing to party,
sleep and eat plenty of candv all day in anticipation of the night to come
This would be a dream come true for Stuart Parks, whose intentions
include a concentrated effort "not to be commercial, spend less than
$200, get bogged down in chocolates and suffer a week-long supr rush
You got it, ladies. Straight from the horse's mouth: guys like getting
candy. Just leave all the other crap out. Buy them chocolate. You don't
even have to get the expensive Godiva stuff we like.
I guarantee you, they don't know the difference between a hazelnut
and a Hershey Kiss; it's all goin' down the old hatch.
Robbie Fleck expressed the sentiments of many a male by confiding
to me, "I'd like to go to some big party with my date, have a good time,
Of course, he probably won't get to, but that s really what he wants.
If, like myself, some of you ladies find these responses just a tad
unrefined, there are more conventional guys whose tastes run to the
socially acceptable. .
All Eric Lawson wants, honest, is a "nice candlelight dinner, red wine,
maybe a live show a completely romantic evening, maybe a walk on the
beach or something. And of course it would end up at my place
Of course, to a Romeo without a Juliet, these finer points of the
politics of love are not too important. Single guys want entirely different
things out of their V-Day experience.
David Buss is tired of feeling disgust when he sees happy couples all
over each other. He just wants "to be able to look at people and not pass
judgment on them for Valentines' Day
Evan Connolly thinks the important thing is just "having someone
there that's actually worth being your Valentine
Well, I know a challenge when I hear one. Any ladies up for it?
What do they want?
Hort; s wlvat a lew yuys awl
guvs want for V-Day
"I just want
to be happy;
would make me happy. Just as
long as he showed he loved me
wine, maybe a
five show a
evening, maybe a walk on the beach
or something. And of course it would
end up at my place
ASSISTANT LIFESTYLE EDITOR
It's always been easier to identify with Charlie Brown's sentiments
about romance than Romeo's. Waiting by the mailbox for the little
red haired girl to finally send a Hallmark or, better yet, a card made
of construction paper seems so much more real than meeting ,
wooing and exchanging vows with an angelic beauty in the space of
one evening. .
Getting sent out on assignment to find out what certain ladies at bCU
find to be the most ideal Valentine's Date is, by far, an odd prospect for a
fellow whose only "date" in the past six months was a piece of fruit.
Nevertheless, the venture was quite revealing.
After all, what is it exactly that the ladies want? When they roll their
eyes upon noticing an admiring gaze, what exactly is running through
their heads? "I wish that goofy guy with the poofy hair would quit staring
at me most likely.
Let's face it guys, the opposite sex is a source of mystery as well as
beauty. Ancient cultures personified the moon as a woman, as well as the
ocean' and their weapons. Today, blues musicians still give their
instruments women's names. What is it about women that can evoke
thoughts of lunar eclipses, ocean waves, swords and six-string sounds? It's
the mystery, that's what.
In an effort to uncover just what ladies dream of when they picture the
ideal V-Day romance, I wandered around campus, watching coupies
interact and interviewing ladies from time to time. The opinions of what
an ideal date is runs the gamut from Jamie Stephanko's optimism: "I just
want to be happv; there's no material thing that would make me happy.
Just as long as he showed he loved me to Tara Lewis's very detailed
"When he comes to the door, he has a dozen red roses. We have a nice
quiet candlelight dinner in a secluded area. We'll see what happens after
that. The rest of the night is left to our discretion
Lashawn Brown had similar qualifications. "I believe I would have
flowers sent to me during the day. We'd go someplace nice for dinner.
He'd bring me a single rose when he picks me up and we go to the beach
and then, well, what happens happens
The beach figured into Ashley Adcock's ideal date as well. 1 d like
SEE VALENTINE S DAY. PAGE I
caskets preaching the word of God
and the wrath that shall befall upon
sinners, then you should be able to
conjure up a pretty good idea of
what 16 Horsepower is all about.
Low Estate opens with a track
entitled "Brimstone Rock where a
traditional style banjo chisels its
way through till the end- Edwards
approaches the pulpit and begins
his sermon, "Dont you fret, you
needn't bother Don't you fret, here
comes the Father "Brimstone
Rock" tells of a man who is
repenting for his sins as he pleads,
"I beseech the Lord clear my head,
before once again I scar the soul of
that girl in my bed O Lord dear my
bed for, once again, I scar the soul of
that girl in my head Another tale
of sin lies within the track "Dead
Run This murder ballad finds a
man on the run after a murder
however his effort is useless for "the
Devil's brand is on my bones, and
from inside the Holy Ghost groans
Phyllis Ruth allows Edwards to
display a more personal side of
himself because it is about one of
his relatives. Again, it is a banjo-
driven track laden with creepy cello
used to lay down the bass notes.
"Lord, Pray it be your will, that she
dwell in your house tonight The
song seems to portray Phyllis Ruth
as a very noble follower of God, and
that was someone Edwards could
look up to as a child. The end of this
song is a great example of 16
Horsepower's ability to harmonize
as a group vocally as they seem to
call out to God, "How far is heaven,
Oh Phyllis Ruth, I'll go tonight
Edwards adds another aspect to
16 Horsepower's music by playing a
bandoncnon, a Hungarian
in itrument resembling and played
like an accordion. This seems to
bring about a circus-music effect.
This instrument is incorporated
into the tracks "Low Estate "Pure
Clcb Road" and the love song,
"Hang My Teeth on Your Door
The highlights of the album are
in the songs "Ditch Digger "For
Heavens Sake" and the
aforementioned "Dead Run
Irving guitars and a steady rocking
i , mbeat propel these tracks. They
also have the essentials of a l6
Horsepower song: eerie music,
religion-centered lyrics, and a deep
religious meaning. "Ditch Digger"
tells the story of a man who feels it
is necessary for him to dig up his
buried love, fearing that she is in
the Devil's World underground.
"For Heavens Sake" thrusts you
into a pew at church where Edwards
SEE SIXTEEN HORSEPOWER. PAGE I
Dance '98 offers something for all
Last show tonight at
The East Carolina Dance Theatre's
Dance '98 is a cornucopia of style,
music, and dance. From classical
ballet to modern interpretation
pieces, Dance '98 is an evening of
music and movement that is sure to
please a variety of palletes. This
season's show has the added honor
of having been selected to appear on
Johnston Community College's
Performing Artists Series.
The opening piece, "I Vespri
Variations is a classical ballet that
draws inspiration from the music of
Giuseppe Verdi. The choreography
of Joseph Carow and Cindy Mancini
accentuates each dancer's talents.
This piece is beautiful and anyone
who likes classical ballet (or took
classes as a child) will appreciate it.
Costumes for "I Vespri Variations"
are exceptionally beautiful. The
fabric and design of the women's
dresses are breathtaking.
"Touch Tone choreographed by
Patricia Weeks, is a satirical look at
phone technology and the daily
frustrations that it creates.
Everyone will be able to recognize
themselves and situations they have
faced. The total anger of being lost
in the system is replaced with
laughter. We have all been there too
many times. The choreography is
wonderful. With a lot of dancers on
stage, it is never too busy or
muddled. Each dancer helps create
the overall image and mood, without
detracting from others dancing on
stage. From "Muzak" to voice-overs,
sight and sound are used to a
wonderful advantage. This is a
Next, tuxedoed "gents" and
fabulously gowned ladies tap the
night away "At the Palm Court
Wonderful choreography by Clarine
Powell spotlights the talents of
everyone dancing. The dancers
really sell this piece, and the whole
audience can get into it. The
costuming is, again, brilliant,
bringing to life 30's dancers who are
decked out to see and be seen. The
big band sound of jazzy classic
"Happy Feet" completes this
impressive and fun number.
"Last Sonata inspired by the
music of Ludwig von Beethoven, has
a truly unique concept. What begins
as loose, confusing motion evolves
into an inspiring and flowing dance.
The audience is slowly drawn into
the heart of the piece. The dancers
are exceptionally talented. With the
innovative choreography of Kennet
Oberry, the dancers of "Last Sonata"
create an unforgettable and
"Life's A Beach choreographed
by Dawn Clark, is a fun look at a day
at the beach. While the stage is too
crowded and busy with dancers
doing their own thing and
mountains of floats, lawn chairs and
umbrellas, the piece was enjoyable.
Classic beach music draws the
audience into the memories of past
glory days spent catching some rays.
"Sax" Is Beautiful" is the final
dance of the evening. This number
is highly energetic and lots of fun.
The dancers enthusiasm really
SEE DANCE '9. PAGE �
Is your hair spray ready ?
This is the
we focus on the
stuff we miss and
the stuff we missed.
We will examine the books,
albums and television
shows that we feel deserve
further exploration. The
stuff we dug back in the
Okay boys and girls, let's face the
facts. Trends repeat. The eighties
were spent obsessing over the
sixties, and most of the nineties
have been spent obsessing over the
seventies. High schoolers are
wearing platforms and bell bottoms
for crying out loud. One trend that is
jumping the gun is the resurgence of
The comeback itself is not that
surprising. After all, trends repeat, but
there should be at least five more years
before we're bombarded with glitter
make-up and hair spray. What gives?
My personal hypothesis is that no one
willingly gave up the trend in the first
place. Sure we were all told how uncool
Warrant was and we promptly hid our
tapes and CD's. But late at night when
no one was around, we softly sang to
ourselves, "Heaven isn't too far away
What other explanation is there?
After Nirvana helped close the door on
glam in the early nineties, bands like
Motley Cruc, Poison and Cinderella
couldn't grab a headline if they tried.
Wow. these chicks sure are purty.
PHOTO COURTESY OF POISON HOME PAGE
Then, a couple of years ago, MTV
ran a special called "It Came From
the 80's part II: The Metal Years
The special gave updates on
everyone from Vixen to Quiet Riot
and contained an interview with
Lita Ford in which she proclaimed
that she's merely waiting for metal
to rise again. Of course the special
was followed by a half-hour of metal
videos hosted by Poison front man,
In the time since the special aired,
Poison has released a greatest hits,
Warrant has released new albums
and Motley Crue has reunited. Not
onlv did the Crue reunite, but they
did it on the Grammy's! The
classiest music award show on air
today welcomed metal with open
arms. Raster than you could say
"Talk Dirty To Me metal Was
climbing back into the hearts of
music fans everywhere.
Now, as the nineties draw to a close,
legions of fans will laughingly admit
to listening to their old glam rock.
Whereas a year ago, I was harassing
my best friend for keeping a copy of
SEE BACK IN THE DAY. PAGE I
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The East Carolinian
Where does your grease love lie ?
The information higtvtry
is the mad Mir column
trails. But similar to
circus clovns, vt're
driving the funny car. We
boldly search the net in
search of all things vtird
and flat out strange.
Come Join us on this trip
into the world of silly
sites and teach met pages
I try to keep politics (and critical
thinking) out of this column, but
there is an issue that we all must
address. The battle is fought
everyday on the net and college
dorm rooms across this great
country. You must decide which side
you are willing to lay down your hash
browns for and join the revolution.
Hash browns? That's right. I'm
talking about the great breakfast
eatery war that rages among us like
To analyze this very sensitive
situation, I visited several websites
to see the status of the war on the
web. One of my first stops was at
ys), a site and idea started by Mr.
Jason Alan Plaff, a former Denny's
dishwasher. Plaff s goal is to visit
every damn Denny's in the country.
Do you know how many Denny's
there are in the United States? I
don't know, but it's a lot.
Plaff thinks there's no greater
breakfast eatery on earth than
Denny's. His site includes
summaries of all his visits to
Denny's. He includes the waitress'
name, what he had to chomp on,
stuff he got for free and whether or
not the manager is WAY. Plaff
believes in the WAY theory that all
Denny's managers look like "Weird"
Al Yankovic, as opposed to used car
salesmen, who all look Chuck
Woolery. I wonder how many love coordinated in a "refreshing
connections are made at Denny's. I decoration blend of pastel tones in
mean, other than
I could find
dedicated to the
Shoney's way of
life on the web.
Shoney's has its
on this universe)
going for it. What
I did find was
the site for Shoney's Inn in
Shoney's Inn promised it was
that, but free
Boy. You and
the Big Boy
in a pastel
action, it's fantastic.
The International House of
Pancakes also had no sites in its
honor. IHOP's own page was only
under construction. I skip IHOP
The House of Love.
PHOTO COURTESY OF WAFFLE HOUSE SHRINE
Now, there are a ton of other
places: 24 Hour Diner, Aunt Sarah's
Pancake House and on and on. But I
can contain my bias no more. There
is but one best breakfast eatery. It
goes by the name (insert choir
music here) Waffle House.
Adoration for, what I call, the House
of Love can be found at the Waffle
html.) I admit it is surprising that
some Duke guys could be wise to
the Waffle House way, but it is a
testament to the power of scattered,
smothered, covered, topped, diced,
chunked and peppered hash
browns. And, believe me, they have
power (insert guilty bathroom
humor giggle here - please?).
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Back in the Day
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Open Up and Say Ahh in his car, I
now keep a copy of Poison's Greatest
Hits 1986-19 in mine.
Of course, the wake-up call for
me came when a high school senior
in a class that I'm student teaching
asked mv cooperating teacher for
metal CDs he could buy. He asked
for Skid Row, Cinderella and
Dokken by name. It seems he
already owned Warrant. The next
day mv co-op teacher and I brought
in about 20 CDs each. The
student's eyes lit up like a eight year
old's on Christmas. My own turn-
around came when, while looking
through CDs to lend him, I began
listening to Cinderella's Long Cold
Winter again. As my cooperating
teacher said, "It's a guilty pleasure
It seems he never fully gave up his
glam rock tendencies either.
Seriously, I thought I was past
this phase of my life. My metal CDs
have taken up post behind my
bedroom door under three years of
dust. But now I find myself turning
more and more to that long
forgotten rack to peruse the titles
that lie there.
For anyone else who has found
themselves caught up in the whirl of
it all, take comfort in knowing that
you are not alone. WRDU 106.1, a
regional radio station, recently had a
big hair weekend featuring only
metal bands. The weekend was
such a success that they started a
weekly show of metal bands every
The bands have taken note as
well. Just last week I heard of a
package tour being planned for the
summer with Firehouse and Warrant
as featured bands. Other bands like
Tesla have never stopped touring.
So metal fans unite and rejoice! The
time for celebration is nearing. So
dust off the leather pants and halter
tops, there's a party about to begin.
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This site provided me with
totally unnecessary Waffle House
trivia that I will never use, but since
I enjoy filling my head with useless
information, I ate it up like a keg-
.full of corned beef hash. For
'instance, did you know that all those
Waffle House songs are sung by the
C.E.O's wife, Mary Welch Rogers?
Were you aware that there are more
Waffle Houses in Georgia than
anywhere else on earth?
The Georgia thing doesn't
surprise me at all. My fondest Waffle
House memory is from Georgia. My
friend and I rode all night from
Georgia to Virginia. To stay awake
we shouted out "Waffle House"
each time we passed the House that
Waffles Built. We stopped at one
near the GeorgiaSouth Carolina
line at about three in the morning.
Tony was working. He had a way
with eggs. Flip behind his back,
under his leg. He was the Evil
Knievel of eggs, I'd go as far to say.
Tonv looked like Skippy from Family
Ties. And the waitress really was
Tina Yothers. It was
continued from page 6
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see that the Lord is good lets bend
our knees like we know we should
Despite the religious
undertone,16 Horsepower is not
Contemporary Christian Music.
The tales told in this record are
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Valentine's Day is about romance
and dates, but it is also about love.
Each of these ladies had
apprehensions about describing
what they thought love was. Jamie
was, again, philosophic in her
response: "I know what it's not
Which, I suppose, is a distinction
that escapes too many people.
Ashley defined love as a "deep
intimate feeling shared between
two people which isn't far from
"Love is a bond between two
individuals. It's having feelings for
one person that you don't have for
Lashawn described love as
"something special and
All of these ladies seemed,
despite their different answers,
prepared to love either Romeo or
Charlie Brown, depending on the
circumstances. Which is comforting
in a way. It's good news for neurotic
nail-biting writers anyway. Looks
and physique never really entered
into any of the girls' explanations. In
fact, most of the fair sex actually
seem to want to get to know the
little round-headed kid before they
make the judgment call. Which
makes things look good for Charlie
Brown. Perhaps that mailbox won't
loom so ominously this year.
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The East Carolinian
Alphons van Inland brings strengh to
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
On first thought, Alphons vanlerland did not know he had
broken his hand.
The 7-foot freshman was deep in the middle of basketball
practice on Dec. 1 when he felt someone hit his hand. The
conference season hadn't started yet, and the Pirates were
hard at work preparing for the upcoming game against
During that practice, vanlerland was holding the ball and
pivoting looking around for a break in the coverage when the
injury came about.
"I heard a pop and I thought it was a knuckle cracking
vanlerland said. "I had it X-rayed, and it showed it was
The injury would leave vanlerland on the disabled list for
five and a half weeks and seven whole games. Only recently
has he been able to come back and resume his place on the
Though van Ierland was eager to play again, he isn't taking
any unnecessary risks. He still wears a bandage as a
precaution against reinjuring his hand.
"It is better to bel safe than sorry van Ierland said.
van Ierland grew up in the Netherlands in a city called
Tilburg. He was always taller than other kids his age, and due
to the encouragement of his sister arid friends, van Ierland
took up basketball just before his 15th birthday.
"After I started playing, good things started happening to
" didn' really expect to play
so much when I first got
here" van Ierland said. "I
just work hard and get in as
much as I can
Alphons van Ierland
me van Ierland said.
Basketball, though immensely popular in America, takes a
backseat to soccer in the Netherlands, vanlerland's high
school didn't offer a basketball program, so he played on a
variety of successful club teams.
van Ierland's first club team wasn't at the level he was
hoping for, so he transferred to another team. That year, his
team took first place in the Junior Division II Conference.
The next year, he moved up to Division I and his team took
fourth place, van Ierland left the Junior Division behind after
that year and pined Division III, an all-ages league that
included both high school athletes and adults, where his team
took third place.
van Ierland chose ECU out of five colleges he was ;
accepted to. When he visited, he was pleased at the relaxed
atmosphere the school had.
"I felt comfortable here during my visit van Ierland said.
He was a bit surprised to get so much playing time his
"I didn't really expect to play so much when I first got
here van Ierland said. "I just work hard and get in as much
as I can get
van Ierland says that his goal is to get as much experience
as he can.
"I'm still not where I'm supposed to be van Ierland said,
"but, I'm still a freshman
His teammates recognize how much van Ierland is a part
of the team.
�Alphons van Ierland has improved physically in the
weight room, and he's improved his confidence level
teammate Garrett Blackwelder said. "He's an inside threat,
both offensively and defensively, and he mainly helps on
rebounds and shot blocking
van Ierland can already see the improvements in his game
since he came to ECU.
"I have gotten a whole lot bigger van Ierland said. "I put
on something like 20 to 25 pounds. I used to get pushed
around a lot out there. My shot has gotten better, but I've got
to work on my free throws
Though his skills have grown, van Ierland still recognizes
areas that need improvement.
"I've got to concentrate on rebounding van Ierland said.
"I'm still trying to put on more weight, because I still get
pushed around. I'm never satisfied. There's always room for
Recently, ECU's department of
recreational services unveiled a
new program that will allow
students to work one-on-one with
a personal trainer.
Up until now, the option of
working with a personal trainer has
not been available. But due to
student demand, the plan has
"Providing personal training
was the most requested feature
suggested that we should add
said Kari Brown, assistant director
of recreational services. "The goal
of the program is to teach students
proper exercise techniques, and
have them maintain a healthy
lifestyle throughout life, not just
According to Brown, only 50
percent of all people who start an
exercise program maintain it after
By working with personal
trainers, students will receive the
encouragement and the
motivation to continue the
program. In addition, trainers will
teach proper techniques,
principles of training and
The program has a variety of
options and is designed to assist
people looking to start an exercise
program as well as those who are
more advanced and just need a
SEE REC SERVICES PAGE 10
Pirate basketball shines on home court
against VCU and American
Men's team improves
record with two
TRACY M. LAUBACH
The men's basketball team went
to Minges Coliseum on Saturday
night looking to turn their two-
game losing streak around.
Meeting Virginia Commonwealth
for the second time in the regular
season, ECU headed into the
game with a 3-7 conference record.
"We have been practicing real
hard, and we keep getting better
senior forward Raphael Edwards
said. "It is not always an
improvement that the crowd can
see, but we can see it, and that it
what really matters
Maybe it was those hard
practices that made a difference
Saturday, or perhaps it was just a
team wanting more than anything
to win. But something lit the fire
that many thought had burned
out, and the Pirates battled it out
with the Rams to pick up one of
the biggest come-from-behind
victories in the history of the
ECU head coach Joe Dooley
saw his team down for most of the
game, but with leadership from
Edwards, who scored a season-
high 28 points, the Pirates were
able to come back in the second
half to send VCU home with a
disappointing 83-79 loss.
"We played an awfully good first
half VCU head coach Sonny
Smith said. "We played the kind of
basketball game we have been
trying to get our guys playing all
vyear. We thought we had the game
under control, then they started
fouling us and and we missed some
big free throws. We couldn't
handle the pressure they were
putting on us.
With just under six minutes
remaining on the clock in the
second half, ECU trailed the Rams
by a ten-point margin. With two
three-pointers by Garrett
Blackwelder, one by Othello
Meadows, and a fourth by
Edwards, the Pirates closed the
gap and brought the game to a tied
score of 79-79 with less than a
minute left of play.
"The crowd was amazing
Edwards said. "They were really
the difference in the game, along
with how we picked up for
eachother and stuck together
No points were posted for
either team until at the 2.7 second
mark, Edwards sent in a six-foot
jump shot to gain a two point
Pirate lead. The final points of the
game were claimed by Edwards
who shot two of two from the foul
line to end the game with a four
"We stuck together and
maintained a mindset that we
could come back Dooley said.
"Everyone at some point during
the game made a big shot or a big
Dink Peters, who scored in
double digits with 14, along with
Blackwelder and Tony Parham
with 14 and 13 respectively, said
that the crowd's support made a
big difference in the game.
"As a player, I enjoyed playing
for the crowd Peters said. "There
were spurts where we were not
playing like we are capable but the
crowd staved behind us and it
Peters called the game a war
and said that big offensive
rebounds in the second half helped
to turn the game around.
"We had deeper rotation than
them, and we wanted to win
more Peters said. "We had more
will and more desire. In this type
of game, it all comes down to who
wants it the most and who has the
Parham, who fouled out of the
game at the seven minute mark,
said that as hard as the team has
been playing, good things are going
to start happening to the ball club.
"We decided that there was no
way that we were going to let them
leave our arena with a victory
With the win, the Pirates
improved their overall record to 9-
12,4-7 in the CAA. With only five
games remaining to be played in
the regular season, tournament
time is approaching.
"We stuck together and
maintained a mindset that we
could come back. Everyone at
some point during the game
made a big shot or a big play
Head Men's Basketball Coach
"We expected to beat
Richmond; we expected to win
tonight, and we expect to win our
next game Edwards said
Saturday. "We are going to play
hard until the end, but we also
know that at the tournament,
everyone comes in even
On Monday, the Pirates hosted
American University, also for the
second time this season. After
dropping a disappointing 76-63
loss when the two teams met last
in early January, the Pirates headed
into the game looking for revenge.
The Pirates' meeting with the
Eagles marked the twenty-second
time in the history of the series.
ECU came out quick in the first
half, shooting 35 percent from the
floor, while the Eagles sunk only
eight of 34 attempted field goals.
Edwards and Parham led the team
into halftime with a 32-24 lead,
while the Eagles were led by
freshman center Saliou-Binet Telly
with six points.
The second half was a Pirate
ball game as well, as ECU
maintained the lead from start to
finish to end the game with a 72-
62 victory and improve their
conference record to 5-7.
Parham shot perfect from the
foul line in the second half, sinking
10 of 10 to end up with 18 total
points for the game. Leading the
team in scoring was Meadows, who
sunk three of five three-pointers,
two of which came in the second
"Vfe made our free throws and
kept our composure Edwards
said. "A payback was in our minds
coming in, and we definitely
wanted to send a message
Picking up two consecutive
wins was another thing the Pirates
were focusing on, hoping to build
up consistency at this late part of
"We are trying to build up
momentum to take with us into
the tournament Edwards said.
"Double wins was definitely our
Dooley said that the seniors
stepping up when they needed to
was the key to winning the game.
"Othello and Tony both did
some terrific things in the second
half, as did the rest of the guys
Although big wins usually call
for celebration, it seems that all
this team is concerned with is
getting back to practice and
picking up another win.
"This is no time to pat
ourselves on the back Parham
said. "We can't get too excited
about winning because this game
is behind us and now it is time to
start thinking about the next one
The Pirates will have until
Saturday rest their injuries and
focus for yet another conference
game, this one against Old
Dominion on the road.
Tipoff for Saturday's game in
Norfolk is set for 7:35 p.m.
The Kentucky Wildcats are
scheduled to play football in
Greenville this September, a game
that would mark a first for the
Pirate's 1998 season and also the
much waited dedication of the
new upper deck. At this time, the
city of Greenville stands to lose a
lot more money than the base
$175,000 Kentucky is willing to
pay to get out of a three-game
contract that was established
between the two schools.
ECU and Kentucky each
agreed to and signed a contract
stating that the Pirates would
travel to Lexington in 1993, the
Wildcats would travel here in 1998
and the final game of the contract
would be played in Lexington in
The 1998 game was scheduled
originally to be held Nov. 12. In
August, Kentucky petitioned to
have the game rescheduled for
Sept. 12, and received much
cooperation. Now, just six months
later, the Wildcats are doing
anything in their power to forfeit
the contract completely.
Kentucky has offered ECU
$175,000 for an agreement to
cancellation. However, much
more money would be lost than
that. Additionally, football
schedules are comprised many
years in advance, and with a game
that stands to be played in just a
few short months, ECU would
have a hard time finding a
The university is not the only
SEE KENTUCKY PAGE 10
10 Tuesday, February 10. 1998
Continued from page 9
establishment that would suffer
from Kentucky's voiding the
"During the football weekends,
we, along with every other hotel,
are booked solid said Rhesa
Tucker, sales and marketing
director of the Greenville Hilton.
How much would we lose in
sportswear? According to UBE
owner Don Edwards, the store
does approximately eight percent
of all annual sales during the
weekend of the first football game
of the year.
"Trie Friday before the home
game is the busiest day of the year
for us Edwards said.
During the week leading up to
the game, UBE enjoys one of the
highest sale weeks of the year, not
only in the sportswear
department, but also in other
"This would be a big blow to
the store and the entire
community of Greenville
ECU officials are maintaining
that the contract still stands as of
now, but the case is currently
being investigated for further
information. The next course of
action has not yet been plotted,
and there is not enough
information yet for legal action to
be taken at this time.
Continued from page 9
"Each program is tailored to
that individual, whether they just
want to lose a few pounds, or they
want to add muscle Brown said.
There are six different
packages available, ranging from
one to 16 sessions.
While these services aren't free,
Brown said that the prices are very
reasonable, especially when
compared to other clubs in the
"We designed this program
with the students in mind Brown
said. "Similar packages at other
clubs cost almost three times as
Although it is not required, it is
recommended that people
interested in the program have a
fitness assessment done. A fitness
assessment allows you to identify
your current fitness level by
testing blood pressure, body
composition, muscular strength
and endurance, cardiovascular
endurance, flexibility and a
"Having a fitness assessment
done allows us to see what level a
student is at, and allows them to
set goals to improve Brown said.
Fitness assessments are
normally $15 but are available for
$10 to students registering for
programs one, two, or three. The
The East Carolinian
assessment is included for all other
Although the recreational
center is open from 6 a.m. to 11:30
p.m Brown said that the program
can accommodate just about
anyone, regardless of his or her
For more information call
Student Recreational Services at
32&-6387, or stop by their office at
the Student Rec Center.
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We have everything you
need for Valentine's Day!
Roses and Carnations
Your choice wrapped or in a vase
Balloons - Candy Parfaits
Gourmet Baskets - Cards - Gift Wrap
by Anything Paper
Bells Fork Square
Wachovia is the 18th largest bank holding company in the U.S
with assets of $60 billion but we're more than a bank.
Wachovia is opportunity. Innovation. Growth. Personal
challenge and rewards.
Discover your niche in the dynamic financial services industry.
Choose one of Wachovia's industry acclaimed training programs
and give your career the perfect start.
Meet Wachovia Representatives at our:
Career Opportunities Reception
East Carolina State University
February 11, 1998
Todd Dining Hall
Join us at our reception to leant more about how a career at
Wachovia can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
Please bring a resume. Appropriate business attire is requested.
Visit our website at www.wachovia.com.
(9 months)(12 months)
Monthly Internet AccessIncluded120
Cable includes HBO 1, 2, and 3) Included209
Academic Support ServicesIncludedNot Included
Total Per Person$249month$338month
Utility Hook UpIncluded50
Telephone Hook UpIncluded50
Cable Hook UpIncluded13
Additional Cost Per Person
Based on off-campus housing prices and a survey of students who live off campus.
'Cost per person during 1997-98 for an orxampus. double occupancy room with air-conditioning.
'Cost per person for an offcampus, two-bedroom apartment with one roommate.
If you live on campus and did not receive a sign-up packet,
or if you live off campus and would like to move into the residence halls,
stop by the University Housing Services office on the ground floor
of Jones Residence Hall to pick up sign-up materials.
Return housing and dining sign-up
February 23 though 27,
Sweetheart's, Todd Dining Hall.
University Housing and Campus Dining Services
Telephone. ECU-HOME; ECU-FOOD
530 Cotanche St.
Inside Bicycle Post - Downtown)
February 18 6:30pm
at the outpost
Cold Weather Clothing Clinic
A LESSON IN LAYERS FOR WINTER CAMPINGI
February 27 - March 1
PRE-REGISTRATION AT THE
Outpost by February 17th
Winter Backpacking trip 35v
Escape the winter blues Z2CSs
on Mount Rogers!
�Check with the
Outpost for additional
CLINICS AND TRIPS
All clinics and demo days are free
of charge. Trip prices include gear,
guide, food, and transportation.
Trip space is limited. Preregistration
required. For more info call Cathy
at the Outpost Trail Shop
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11 Tuesday. Frtruary 10, 1998
Now Taking Leases for
1 bedroom, 2 bedroom &
TAKE OVER LEASE ASAP, 12 off
deposit first month rent 4 bedroom
house close to campus, fireplace, pets
ok. Fenced in yard, washerdryer. 830-
STUDIOUS ROOMMATE WANTED
TO share an apartment beginning
May 1998. One year lease preferable.
Please call Eva at 328-3220 as soon as
ROOMMATE WANTED TO SUB-
LEASE townhouse, $200 rent and 13
utilities across from Lowe's on Tobac-
co Rd. Call 353-7361 anytime, ask for
Hilarie or Laura.
ROOMMATE WANTED ASAP TO
share three bedroom apt. in Tar River
Estates. On bus route. Call Mary at
752-0009, leave message.
ROOMMATE NEEDED ASAP. PAY
13 rent and utilities. Located in Wilson
Acres. Call Marc or Brian at 561-8280.
FOR RENT: EASTBROOK
Apts $155 13 phoneutilities. Ma-
ture NS. Free cable. $100 deposit. Call
NAGS HEAD. NC-Get your group to-
gether early. Two houses in excellent
condition; fully furnished; washer &
dryer; dishwasher; central AC; avail-
able May 1 through August 31; sleeps
6 -$1600.00 per month; sleeps 8-$2200
per month. (757) 850-1532.
MALEFEMALE ROOMMATE NEED-
ED TO share large 3 bedroom house
12 block from campus. Great house,
very convenient Looking for someone
mature, responsible, and easy-going.
$238month 13 utilities. 758-8677
LAB PUPPIES FOR SALE: AKC reg-
istered, born on January 8,1998, cho-
colate and black, $250 to $300. Parents
on premises. 757-2654.
JACKSON ELECTRIC GUITAR.
GOOD condition. Reasonable price.
For info, call 758-4727,
Hi A HURRY TO type? For sale: word
processor, great condition. $115 or
best offer. Call Amy, 329-0040.
GREAT PRICES ON T-Snirts, cups,
glassware for your organization! Call
413-8797 for your catalog and prices
for your next event! Or email: mgai-
FOR SALE: TREK 820 mountain bike
C9596), $125 or best offer. Ask for
Rud at: phone: 754-8011. e-mail:
FOR SALE: CHEST OF drawers, $40.
Set of starter golf clubsbag, $40. Call
Cliff at 830-6701.
ATTENTION! MET OF THE Century!
I lost 45 pounds! Lose between 5-200
lbs. Call (919) 757-2292. Free samples!
ATTENTION FORMER REDUX ft
Phen-Phen users; we now have an all
natural, safe way to lose weight with-
out the side effects. Dr. recommended
& guaranteed. I went from a size 12 to
a size 6 in 7 weeks! Call now 8t ask me
WANTED; ADULT ENTERTAIN-
MENT, GOOD $, full or part-time. 746-
RENT PAR). APT.4S Players
Club roommate spot available, female.
$220 mo. Move in immediately. Call
321-7613 or 353-6480.
DOCKSIDE FOR RENT: 2 bedroom,
2 bath. If interested, please call 752-
CYPRESS GARDENS. 1 ft 2 bed-
room condos on 10th Street Free ca-
ble and water sewer. Half month free
to ECU students on new one-year con-
tract. Call Wainright Property Manage-
1,088 SQUARE FOOT, FULLY
FURNISHED, 2 BEDROOM 2
COURT, 2 BEDROOM
on ECU bus route. Free
cable. Half month free to ECU students
on new one-year contract. Call Wain-
f right Property Management 756-6209.
- 2 ROOMMATES NEEDED ASAP!
Players Club! Master bedroom wpri-
vate bathroom and medium bedroom
available. Rent $220 plus 13 utilities.
Call KellyJennifer 353-1670 or Ka-
2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH duplex, 4
; blocks from ECU, all appliances, fire-
place, wd hookups, rear patio, central
heatair. Available now, $550month.
12 OFF DEPOSIT: 2 bedroom, 1
� bath apt near ECU, only $375 per
month, 900 sq.ft. Free basic cable, wa-
� tersewer, all appliances, pets O.K. Call
1 BEDROOM APT. FOR rent. Wood-
cliff Apts. Washer and dryer hookup, 3
blocks from campus. Assume lease.
. Call Michael, 522-4583, leave mes-
. 1 BEDROOM APT. $235.00 per
month, on Cotanche St across from
new ECU Rec Center. Move in now
with $100.00 deposit. Call 758-1921,
ask for Chuck.
The Cokwworks is currently recruiting on
campus for a limited number of summer
'98 management positions. Cain Hands-on
experience and build your resume. Last
summers avenge earnings 7.223.
Minimum GPA 2.0. for more information
and to schedule an interview
The Army Reserve can help
you take a big bite out of college
If you qualify, the Montgom-
ery GI Bill could provide you
with over $7,000 for college
or approved votech training.
Well also pay you over $107 a
weekend to start. Training is
usually one weekend a month
plus two weeks' Annual Training.
By adding the pay for Basic
Training and skill training, you'll
earn over $18,000 during a stan-
So, if you could use a little
financial help getting through
school�the kind that won't
interfere with school�stop by
BE ALL YOU CAM BE?
THE GREENVILLE RECREATION &
Parks Department is recruiting 12-16
part-time soccer coaches for the
spring youth indoor soccer program.
Applicants must possess some knowl-
edge of soccer skills and have the abil-
ity and patience to coach young peo-
ple ages 5-18 in soccer fundamentals.
Hours are from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. with
some night and weekend coaching �
flexible according to class schedules.
This program will run from mid-March
to April. Salary starts at $5.15hour. For
information, call Ben James or
Michael Daly at 830-4550 after 2 p.m.
TELECOMMUTTiNG � THE RAOE!
Earn $500-$1,500 pt 10-12 hrs. $2,000-
$6,000 fft 15-30 hrs. 5 people needed.
Call this week only! (919) 321-6334.
GET ON BOARD NOW the areas top
adult entertainment is once again
searching for beautiful ladies. If you
have what it takes to be a Playmate,
call 747-7686, Snow Hill.
EARN 875O-S15O0VWEEK. RAISE
All the money your student group
needs by sponsoring a VISA Fundrais-
er on your campus. No investment &
very little time needed. There's no ob-
ligation, so why not call for informa-
tion today. Call 1-800-323-8454 x 95.
CRUISE SHIP LAND-TOUR Jobs -
Discover how to work in exotic loca-
tions, meet fun people, white earning a
living in these exciting industries! For
more information: 517-324-3092 sxt.
NEEDED TO teach summer camps in
NC & SC. Great payl Flexible schedul-
ing! Free weekendsl College experi-
ence not required. For a great summer
job, call Spirit Traditions, Inc. (former-
ly Esprit! Cheerieading) at 1-800-280-
CAMP STAFF FOR GIRL'S resident
camp-Counselors, lifeguards, back-
packing, canoeing, climbing, nature
and crafts specialists, assistant camp
director, kitchen, nurse and business
manager. June 3-July 20, includes
training, Lenoir, NC. Call 704-328-2444
or 1-800-328-8388, e-mail
BUSINESS STUDENTS. Now inter-
viewing on campus for managers
across Virginia. North and South Caro-
lina for summer 1998. Average earn-
ings last summer $6,000. Call 800-393-
4521 ext 1 A.S.A.P.
ANIMAL CARE SPECIAUST NEED-
ED. Feed, water, walk and bathe dogs.
Occasional veterinary visits. Must be
an animal lover. Vegetarian preferred.
Possible trade for free rent with utili-
ties and phone. References a must.
Call 753-8000 ext. 8263.
HEY DELTA ZETA. WE bid you
thanks for making our bid night a tre-
mendous success! Love, the brothers
and new associates of Delta Chi.
SUMMER WORK: PAINTERS
WANTED The Color Works Collegiate
Painters, $7.00 per hour, 40
hoursweek. No experience necessary.
Contact Michael Fryar. Phone 1-800-
SAGEearn great money.Confi-
1 employment. Calltoday.
'83 TREK ANTELOPE 830, 20"
frame, black, VGA, asking $250.00. Ac-
tion surfboard 6'4" custom GC asking
$175.00. Call Byron, 754-8160.
TWO HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTOR-
CYCLES for sale. Both new. Sportster
custom and Heritage softtail classic.
Serious inquiries only please. Contact
Frank at 754-8160 leave message or e-
COUNTY Memorial Hospital is seek-
ing qualified individuals to teach aero-
bic classes through its Employee Re-
creation and Wellness Department.
Persons will contract to teach on a
part-time basis. Interested candidates
should contact Rose Anne between
8:00 a.m4:30 p.m. at (919)816-6501.
Pitt County Memorial Hospital
S7.00 PER HOUR PLUS $150.00 per
month housing allowance. Largest
rental service on the Outer Banks of
North Carolina (Nags Head). Call Dona
for application and housing informa-
"NEVER FORGET AGAIN" Lifetime
Reminder Service: never forget any
important occasion again. Postcard
sent to you one week before each oc-
casion. One time fee $49.00 for lifetime
service. Call (919)747-2686, leave mes-
sage. Lifetime Reminder Service also
has a gift pack option. Call today.
NEED PAPERS PROCESSED?
CAMPUS secretary familiar with all
formats. Leave message at 355-3611.
TO THE BROTHERS OF Kappa Sig-
ma, thank you for sharing our pref
night and showing our new girls such
a good time. Hope to do it again soon!
Love, the sisters of Delta Zeta
THE SISTERS OF ALPHA Phi would
like to congratulate our 1998 outstand-
ing Greek woman Mary Paige Early.
You are awesome and we love you!
THANKS TO QUITA FOR doing such
a great job on our Spring Rush. All
your hard work paid off! Love, your
Delta Zeta sisters
THANKS THETA CHI FOR the great
time last Thursday) Cant wait to do it
again. Love, Chi Omega!
THANKS PHI TAU FOR a great initia-
tion party! Once again you showed
our girls an awesome time! Love, Chi
THANK YOU TO PI Lambda Phi for
the great social Friday night. Love, Chi
THANK YOU THETA CHI - the Chi
Omega sisters had a great time Thurs-
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE Rho
Zeta chapter of Chi Omega!
GOOD LUCK ALPHA OMICRON Pi
at your basketball game tomorrow!
Love, your sisters and new members
DELTA ZETA - you really made a
great social Sat Thanks, Theta Chi
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
NEWEST members of Alpha Omicron
Pi: Jennifer Feldhaus, Bonnie Forsyth,
Candace Jones, Colleen McCool, Erin
Reddic, Jennifer Garland, and Kristina
Vivicik. We love you! The sisters of Al-
pha Omicron Pi
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE AL-
PHA Phi basketball and bowling team
on your victories Wednesday night!
CONGRATULATIONS TO DELTA
CHI'S new associate members Mike
Murray, Bradley Odom, and Jason
Pair. Welcome to the brotherhood of a
lifetime men) From the brothers of
CONGRATULATIONS MELISSA ON
YOUR lavalier from Randy! Love,
your Chi Omega sisters)
CONGRATS TO THE CHI Omega
basketball team on another victory
CHI OMEGA WOULD LIKE to thank
alt the Tau Kappa Epsilon brothers for
a memorable night on Thursday. Love,
the Chi Omega sisters
ALPHA XI DELTA CONGRATU-
LATES our new members: Lori Bra-
dley, Missy Colino, Kelly Dunn, Tracey
Edwards, Tiffany Hoffman, Jennifer
Kelly, Katrina Munday, Laura Murphy,
Julia O'Neal, Meredith Robertson,
Amiee Tucker, Genetta Tucker, Rebe-
kah Waszhiewicz, Christy Wilfore. We
love you girts!
ALPHA PHI WOULD LIKE to thank
Phi Tau for the good time Thurs. night.
It was fun watching the game with you
guys. Until next time
ALPHA PHI - HOPE YOU had fun Fri-
day night. Love ya, Theta Chi
ALPHA DELTA PI WOULD like to
thank Tau Kappa Epsilon for the pre-
downtown last Thursday night. We
had a great time watching the game
with you guys!
"SPRING BREAK CRUISE" SOAK
up the sun, play in the sand, dance in
the moonlight and, oh yeah, party
Don't be left at the dock! Book your ca-
bin now! The price is right! Call 1-888-
411-7447, get your free gift!
NORTH WESTERN MUTUAL LIFE is
offering internship opportunities.
Students will participate in a training
program, gaining experience in the in-
surance industry and preparing them
to become licensed agents. For infor-
mation contact Jeff Mahoney, 355-
7700 or jeffmahoneygreenvil-
NEEDED! SOMEONE TO DO tele-
servicing and selling of office furni-
ture. Must be enthusiastic, positive
and willing to work. Call 931-6904 and
leave a message.
Call today! Spoco is limit
The East Carolinian
Spring Brook Travel - Our 11th Yaari
SPRING BREAK PANAMA CITY
Beach. 'Summit Luxury condos next
to Spinnaker. Owner discount rates.
SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON-ONCE
again we had a great time with you at
Harry's Friday night. Love, Chi Omega
SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON, THANK
you for being our fraternity of the
week. We had fun watching the bas-
ketball games. Can't wait to get to-
gether soon. Love, Zeta
PHI KAPPA TAU, THANK you for
helping us celebrate the initiation of
our new sisters. Everyone had a blast!
Love, Chi Omega
LAMBDA CHI, WE ALL had a great
time at the pre-downtown the other
night It was great getting together
with you guys again. Love, Alpha Del-
SPRING BREAKGRAD WEEK '88
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AWESOME SPRING BREAK BAHA-
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cludes meals, parties taxes! Great
beaches & nightlife! Leaves from
South Florida! springbreaktravel.com
AWESOME FLORIDA SPRING
BREAK! Panama City! Room with
kitchen $139! Florida's New Hotspot-
South Beach $129! Bars open until
5:00 a.m Cocoa Beach-Hilton $1791
AWESOME CANCUN Si JAMAICA
Spring Break Specials! 7 nights, air &
hotel $459! Save $150 on food, drinks!
Panama City $139, SouthBeach $129!
"�SPRING BREAK '88 GET Go-
ing Cancun, Jamaica, Bahamas, &
Florida. Group discounts & free drink
parties! Sell 5 & go free! Book now
���ACT NOW! LAST CHANCE to re-
serve your spot for Spring Break!
Group Discounts for 6 or more. Call
Leisure Tours for South Padre, Can-
cun, Jamaica and Florida. 1-800-838-
PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
AVAILABLE for students who want to
travel, earn money, and gain valuable
resume experience. For more informa-
tion, call 1-800-251-4000 ext. 1576.
FREE T-SHIRT 4-$ 1000. CREDIT
CARD FUNDRAISERS FOR FRA-
TERNITIES, SORORITIES ft
GROUPS. ANY CAMPUS ORGANI-
ZATION CAN RAISE UP TO Si 000
BY EARNING A WHOPPING
SS.OOVISA APPLICATION. CALL
1-800-832-0528 EXT. 68. QUALI-
FIED CALLERS RECEIVE FREE T-
FREE CASH GRANTS! COLLEGE.
SCHOLARSHIPS. Business. Medical
bill.s Never repay. Toll free 1-800-218-
9000 ext. G-3726.
YARD SALE ON FEB.14 from 6:00
a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in front of Greenville
Utilities on Greenville Blvd. Support-
ing Gamma Sigma Sigma
VALENTINE'S DAY CABARET
SPONSORED by the NAACP, Febru-
ary 13, 1998, Social Room MSC, 7:00-
11:00 p.m. Tickets on sale now. Semi
formal. Call Ayana for info, 328-3316.
THE CHEMISTRY CLUB WILL, be
having a meeting in the Flanagan Con-
ference Room on Wednesday, Febru-
ary 11 at 5:00 p.m. If you are interest-
ed, come see what we are about!
Snacks will be served following the
STRESS MANAGEMENT WORK-
SHOP Thursday 3:30-4:30 p.m. The
Center for Counseling and Student De-
velopment will be offering this pro-
gram February 12th. If you are inter-
ested in this workshop, contact the
Center at 328-6661.
RESUME WRITING WORKSHOPS:
NEED help with your resume? Not
sure how to make it compatible with
all the new technology used in trans-
mitting it? Then come to a workshop
on writing a professional resume in
the Career Services Bidg 701 E. Fifth
St on Wed. Feb. 11 at 4:00 p.m. or
Thur. Feb. 19 at 5:15. Seniors or gradu-
ate students who will soon enter the
job market or students seeking intern-
ships or co-op experiences are invited
to attend. The program will include in-
formation on the content format, and
reproduction of the resume.
INTERVIEW SKILLS WORKSHOP.
FIND out how to sell yourself in an
employment interview at Career Serv-
ices on Tue. Feb. 10 at 2:00 or Wed.
Feb. 18 at 5:15 p.m. Studentsgradu-
ates are strongly encouraged to attend
to prepare for on and off-campus inter-
views coming up this semester. Stud-
ents seeking internships, summer jobs
or co-op experiences are also invited.
GOLDEN KEY NATIONAL HONOR
Society will hold induction on Febru-
ary 15th at 7:00 p.m. at Hendrix Thea-
FRISAT. FEB. 13 AND 14 - Opera
Theatre Production, John B. O'Brien
and James Hampton, Directors, A.J.
Fletcher Recital Hall, 8:00 p.m for tick-
et information, call 328-4788 or 1-800-
ECU-ARTS (328-2787). Mon Feb. 16 -
Faculty Recital, Henry Doskey, Piano,
A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall, 8:00 p.m.
FITNESS: SWINGING ARM MUS-
CLES and mailbox pouches are not
going to cut it To eliminate such atroc-
ities, get into the swing of things by at-
tending Strength Training Basics.
Starting Feb. 12. 3-7PM in the SRC
Classroom. Registrations thru Feb. 10.
Recreational Services, 328-6387.
FITNESS: ALL GROWN FOLKS at-
tend the Adult Swimming Lessons.
This will be the key to joining all of
your fiends in the pool, yelling, "Come
on in, the water is nice Lessons will
be held at the SRC Pool from 7-8PM.
EMPLOYMENT INTERVIEWS AT
CAREER Services - Graduating sen-
iors still have time to submit resumes
to Career Services during the month of
February with the following employ-
ers: Triangle Bank, Roadway Express,
Burlington Industries, Microsoft Corp
E&J Galto Winery, Hughes Supply.
Some resume deadlines are as early
as Feb. 11, so if you are registered with
Career Services, drop your resume in
the employer's boxes in Room 104
soon! Other organizations scheduled
for March will be posted Feb. 18
A MAJOR OR Career
workshop: Tuesday 3:30-5:00. The
Center for Counseling and Student De-
velopment will be offering this pro-
gram February 10th. If you are inter-
ested in this workshop, contact the
Center at 328-6661.
BODY IMAGE GROUP FOR Women
workshop: Wednesday 3:30-5:00. The
Center for Counseling and Student De-
velopment will be offering this pro-
gram February 11th. If you are inter-
ested in this workshop, contact the
Center at 328-6661.
BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL
STUDENT- Test taking workshop:
Thursday 10:00-11:00. The Center for
Counseling and Student Development
will be offering this program February
12th. If you are interested in this work-
shop, contact the Center at 328-6661.
B-GLAD WILL MEET in Mendenhall
Student Center at 7:30 p.m. in Room
14 every Wednesday this semester.
Everyone is welcome to attend. Come
out and make new friends.
WORKSHOP: THURSDAY 3:30-4:30.
The Center for Counseling and Stud-
ent Development will be offering this
program February 12th. If you are in-
terested in this workshop, contact the
Center at 328-6661.
APOLLO NIGHT SPONSORED BY
the NAACP, Tuesday February 10 at
7:00 p.m. Hendrix Auditorium. $3 at
the door with ID; $4 without. Call
Ayanna for info, 3283316.
ADVENTURE WORKSHOPS: NEED
HELP in climbing those endless stairs
in Austin or General Classroom? Guar-
anteed to assist you. Attend the Ad-
vanced Climbing Session on Wednes-
days through Feb. 25th. Rec. Services,
ADVENTURE PROGRAM: ATTEN-
TION ALL of you spring breakers: Get
your climbing boots and calendars
ready for the trip to the Smoky Moun-
tains NP, from March 17th-21st. Reg-
ister by March 2nd at Student Rec
Services at 328-6387.
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To kick off our presence here in the East Carolinian, we thought
we'd invite you all to SHOW US YOUR STUFF! As campus life
runs along each day, photographers will be out and about to
capture us, the students, at our best. If you can identify yourself
in any of our pictures, present yourself to MSC 109 (Student
Leadership) and point "you" out to the staff there. Rewards will
be on hand for your efforts, so keep a close eye on those pictures
As the weeks go by, so will the prizes, so don't miss your chance
to SHOW US YOUR STUFF!
EDITOR'S NOTE-The subject of the following exclusive interview requested that neither his name nor picture be published in order to protect
himself from ridicule and discrimination.
By Ervin C. Ustes Student Life Staff Writer
Gambling on college campuses is nothing new. Many a college student has been hooked on the lure of easy money and has become addicted
to the rush of laying it all on the line. Unfortunately, for many, the addiction leads to a pulverizing meeting with the likes of Vinny and
Joe, a 24-year old fifth-year senior here at ECU, knows a thing or two about gambling and its effects on life. In the following Q & A
interview, Joe speaks candidly about gambling and what he's done to recover.
SL: Tell us a little about yourself.
Joe: I guess I'm like just about everyone else. You know, I grew up in
a dysfunctional family, hung with the wrong crowd, partied way too
much, and pretty much had everything handed to me on a silver
It's everywhere. On the TV, the radio, in the dorm, and in
the classroom�everywhere you go, SOMEBODY'S talking about
SEX. The question is, what's all the talk about? Is it who's been
caught somewhere they weren't supposed to be? Did a roommate
get busted cheating on her partner? With Valentine's Day so quickly
approaching, recent chatter has centered around who's getting
chocolates this year, who's been buying sexy lingerie, and who's
smiling that secret smile and not saying why!
On Wednesday, Feb. 18th, several nationally recognized sex
therapists will be on hand for a special "Ask the SEXperts" session at
MSC. Beginning at 7:00 pm in Hendrix Theatre, ask all the
questions you ever wanted to hear the answer to but were afraid to
ask. From sexy to safety, they've got the information you need to
have a good time without getting hurt. Learn how to express
yourself while protecting yourself, and be a responsible member of
Protection is another hot topic this month. National
Condom Week is Feb. 16-20. Don't expect to see discounted
products anywhere, but anticipate more reminders than usual to
practice responsible sexual habits. At risk of sounding like your
mother, remember that you can never be too careful!
Mom will also be proud to know, though, that while we're
talking SEX, we'd also
like to remind you that
Feb. 9-13 is Sexual
Awareness Week. In
coordination with that, the
Wright Place will be home
to an information table
throughout the week. Look
for tidbits on everything from
preventive measures and
communication to abstinence.
As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week,
Katie Koestner is talking about what
happened to her, and it wasn't the stuff most of us
like to hear. As a college freshman, Ms. Koestner became a statistic.
Her story is not unique�undoubtedly people you know have had
similar experiences. But they aren't talking about it, and Katie is.
Come hear her story, and learn more about what isn't being said.
Join her in room 1220 Jenkins (Speight Auditorium) at 8:00 pm on
Thursday, Feb. 12th following the annual "Take Back the Night"
march slated to begin at 6:00 that evening.
With all the talk about SEX this month, don't get left alone
in the dark. A little enlightenment goes a long way toward
enhancing your understanding of sex, the opposite sex, and all the
areas in between!
SL: When did you first start gambling?
Joe: It started in grade school, really. My friends
Samantha, Ezekiel, and Xzavier and I used to
always dog dare each other on things like
eating bugs and swiping candy from the
store. Pretty soon, we started paying off if
the person we dared successfully did the
deed. Then came high school. I had a
friend who would make books on the
basketball and football games for
SL: Did you know then that you
had a problem?
Joe: My only problem was trying to
figure out how to spend all that dough.
See, my high school sucked in sports, so
it was a pretty easy bet. I never lost. But,
then, during the summer after
graduation, I lost a bundle at a surfing contest. I
lost all my summer work money on that one. I get pissed thinking
about all the hours I put in slinging hash on third shift at the IHOR
SL: Did you learn any lessons?
Joe: Well, when I was looking into colleges, I thought maybe I
should go to one that would be safer you know, incognito in regards
SL: So where did you go?
Joe: The University of Las Vegas-Nevada. Geeez, what a mistake. Did
you know that they have all-night casinos out there? So, I started
rollin' again, betting on college sports and playing cards. Fortunately,
my parents bought a lot of my stories about needing cash. I lost my
tuition right away but told them that there were some special fees for
this class, that my boss at Julio's Ice Cream and Tattoo Parlor was
holding back my first checkyou know how parents
arethey just want you to get that degree.
SL: So, you kept gambling, huh? What
was the outcome.
Joe: By midterm, I had lost my car, my
stereo, my Sega game, well, just about
SL: Is that how you ended up here?
Joe: My father made me promise to give
up gambling and finish my degree. So, I
came here when I heard about the gambling
that goes on here. You have regular bingo going
on at Mendenhall Student Center. But, even
better than that is Mardi Gras. 1 can gamble
all I want that night, and know that I won't
be beat up the next day when I lose. I get
my fix at Mardi Gras.
SL: You mean, Mardi Gras down in New Orleans?
Joe: No, man, in Mendenhall Student Center. It's coming up on
February 20. I've been getting ready, practicing all my scams. Black
Jack, Poker, Bingo, and you get 50 free chips just for walking in.
Plus, you get free food whether you win or lose. I just wish I had
discovered this gig before I lost everything 1 own to gambling. I was
stupid not coming here first. Mardi Gras is the deal for me.
For all those who can't make it down to the bayou for Mardi Gras this year, Mendenhall is bringing Mardi Gras to you! In the mood
for some cool Jazz and hot cajun cookin'? Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 17, you can do just that as both Todd and Mendenhall Dining Halls
transform into ECU's own "House of Blues Games and prizes will be on hand to help lift your spirits, and rumor has it that even Jake and
Ehvood (the ORIGINAL Blues Brothers) may drop in and get down.
Once your blood gets Jumpin to that New Orleans beat, get the creative juices flowing as well. In the middle of the annual Mardi
Gras Party Friday night, Feb. 20, a Mask contest winner will be announced. If you are a registered ECU student, you are eligible to
participate. The mask must be wearable, and can not be store-bought. All the other details are up to you! Prizes for first, second, and third
will be awarded in Advantage Dollars (usable at any of the campus restaurants) in amounts of $100, $50, and $25 respectively. If this sounds
like your niche, give David Bailey a call at 328-2337 to get the details.
If the creative edge isn't your style, then you still haven't been left out in the cold. Hot cajun creations grace a late-night buffet the
night of the big celebration. The party begins at 9:00 pm, and the Creole flavor flows from 11:00 until 1:00 am. Come check out the site, the
sound, and the taste of one of the world's most renown parties as Mardi Gras comes to town!
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