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TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 15.1998 VOLUME 74. ISSUE 07
GPA trend reveals increases
This is the first in a four part
series of articles intended to focus on
possible reasons for the trend.
Many reasons, opinions
Jennifer m ason
GPAs (grade point averages) are on the rise at
ECU and no one knows exactly why. Over the
past five years the average GPA of undergradu-
ate students rose steadily each semester.
In 1993, the average GPA was a 2.56. The
latest figures from the department of
Institutional Research and Planning shows
1997's average GPA at 2.7.
While many departments would like to take
credit for this, several reasons stand out in the
minds of administration.
�One reason is that the admission standards
for the university have also gone up over the
past several years.
"Over the past six to eight years, we have
raised the standards of admission for the uni-
versity said Dr. Tom Powell, Director of
Admissions. "We require better high school
GPAs, higher class ranks, and better SAT
scores. That means that we are bringing in bet-
ter students, so consequently, the grades are
�Students who are under academic proba-
tion are under greater scrutiny and are working
harder. Dr. Don Joyner, associate director of
undergraduate studies, credits the implemen-
tation of academic probation workshops.
"All students on academic probation are
required to come to these workshops Joyner
said. "We have 1000 to 1200 people each
semester that come to the workshops
The workshops provide students with what-
ever help they need to improve their studies.
Students are offered academic support and per-
sonal motivation to acheive higher grades.
�Members of the faculty at ECU feel that
the overall student population are working
studying harder than they have in the past.
Classes seem to be a more important part of
students lives than in the past.
�Another reason that, in Joyner's opinion, is
less plausible is that teachers are lowering their
standards and handing out more As to make
themselves look better.
"I think the students are really earning these
grades Joyner said. "I've been here a
long time and students are talking more
Professors attend Roanoke conference
Manteo hosts talks on
colony and settlers
Over four hundred scholars, includ-
ing many from ECU, descended on
Manteo, North Carolina last week
as ECU co-hosted the Roanoke
The conference, held last
Wednesday through Friday in the
Pioneer Theatre, discussed such
matters as the Roanoke settlers'
relationship with Native
Americans, colony leaders, the geo-
logical makeup of Roanoke Island,
and future archaeological digs on
Twenty-two scholars attended,
including several from ECU.
According to Lebame Houston of
Elizabeth R and Company, three
different categories of research
"The main, heavy hitters are
the archaeologists Houston said.
"They are making presentations
on what they have found and what
they will find
One highlight of the confer-
ence was a session about archaeol-
ogy at Fort Raleigh and the original
colony on the north end of the
"ECU, the Virginia Foundation,
and also the State Park Service pre-
sented this, since Fort Raleigh is a
"The Roanoke Colonization
Conference was unbelievably
attended. Somewhere in the
neighborhood of 400 people
Elizabeth R. and Company
national park Houston said.
The conference kicked off on
Wednesday in an unusual way,
with Elizabeth Hird, star of the
international one woman show
Elizabeth R dressed as Queen
Elizabeth in full regalia.
Thursday and Friday consisted
of various sessions, including
"Croatan and Dasamongwepeuk:
Native American Ceramics at Fort
Raleigh presented by David
Phelps of the Coastal Archaeology
office at ECU. According to
Houston, Phelps is "the leading
authority on Indian villages in
northeastern North Carolina
Also presenting sessions from
ECU were the English depart-
ment's Karen Baldwin and
Lorraine Hale Robinson, Charles
SEE ROANOKE. PAGE 2
Scientists and professors speak at
Technology Transfer Seminar
Research funding, patent
law among topics
ECU's Second Intellectual Property
Retreat was held last Friday in
MendenhalPs great room. University pro-
fessors, researchers, and representatives
from pharmaceutical companies spoke on
the subject of patents, copyrights, and prac-
tical applications of science and research.
"The goal of today is to help raise the
level of awareness among university com-
munity faculty and staff about the opportu-
nities available from partnering with cor-
porate entities to help promote their
research and scholarly activities said
Marti Van Scott, Director of the Office of
According to Van Scott, the traditional
scientific manner has been to accept most-
ly federal grants as opposed to corporate
funding. Federal grants are usually given
to broaden knowledge, and the results of
federal research are usually in the early
stages of development. Corporations usu-
ally have the intent of marketing a product
and carry the research farther than federal-
ly funded. They look for people with
innovative ideas who can produce results.
She felt that scientists could benefit from
the intent of corporations.
SEE TRANSFER. PAGE Z
The merits of corporate and federal funding were discussed Friday.
PHOTO IV MARC CRIPPEN
Board of Trustees
Chancellor Eakin and other UNC system chancellors will be evaluated.
Results to begjven in
M O II A M K 13 HlSS K I N
The ECU Board of Trustees
(BOT) met on Thursday for the
second and final meeting regarding
the quadrennial evaluation of
Chancellor Richard Eakin.
The meeting was closed to the
public because of the need for pri-
vacy in the matter and several
BOT members declined to com-
ment. Eakin, his consultant, and
the BOT attended the meeting.
Prior to Thursday, the board
met on August 11 th to arrange all of
the information that is used to eval-
uate Eakin. This includes ECU
faculty surveys, interviews with the
vice chancellors, and evaluations
written by the trustees.
"The survey forms were pre-
pared by the chair of the Board of
Trustees Gene Rayfield, Jr
said Jim Smith, executive assistant
to the Chancellor's office.
BOT members gave their opin-
ions regarding Eakin's relationship
with the Board of Governors,
donors, and other organizations, as
well as his performance managing
internal departments. All of this
information was reviewed by the
The evaluation was finalized at
the meeting. The board of trustees
will put all of the data to use and
the evaluation was completed.
To complete this process, the
board is scheduled to meet in
October to finalize the findings and
give Eakin his results.
"In 19 and 1997 the chancel-
lor was evaluated annually and the
results were very good Smith
The decision to hold biennial
evaluations of Eakin was passed by
the University of North Carolina's
Board of Govenors this spring. The
evaluations were previously held
annually. Now, the evaluations are
scheduled for every two years and
an intensive quadrennial evalua-
tion has been added. Every UNC -
system chancellor must be evaluat-
ed to measure progress.
"The evaluations are valuable
because they show accountability
Smith said. "The UNC-system
will be better for it
NC lawmakers offer
opinions on Starr report
(AP)-Two North Carolina con-
gressmen will be in the national
spotlight as the U.S. House of
Representatives decides whether
independent counsel Kenneth
Starr has' amassed enough evi-
dence to begin impeachment pro-
ceedings against President
Democrat Mel Watt and
Republican Howard Coble are
members of .the House Judiciary
Committee, which will oversee any
impeachment inquiry. In a possi-
ble sign of partisan squabbling to
come, Coble and Watt differed
Friday on whether Starr's report to
Congress should be released to the
Watt voted against the release
of the independent counsel's
report via the Internet. The resolu-
tion to make the report public was
approved by a vote of 363-63.
Watt said the release of the 445-
report has violated the rights of the
president in any impeachment
process by failing to keep accusa-
tions private until Congress acts on
"We have violated every histor-
ical precedent and constitutional
principle by which we should be
governed Watt said after the
Coble said taxpayers paid for
the investigation and deserve to
see its contents.
"The success of our
Constitution is measured by the
courage of those in whom it vests
powers to carry them out in a just
and appropriate manner Coble
said during debate on the resolu-
tion. "This resolution will ensure
that the Judiciary Committee is
able to ascertain what we need to
do to accomplish that task
U.S. Rep. Eva Clayton was
among those voting to withhold
the report from the public before
Clinton had a chance to review it.
2 Tutidiy, Saplember 16, 1998
The East Carolinian
continued from psge I
Ewen from the department of
anthropology, F. Thomson Shields
Jr. of the Roanoke Colonies
Research office, and Thomas E.
Beaman Jr from the Phelps
continued from page I
Dr. Dennis D. Burns, vjce pres-
ident and general manager of
Closure Medical Corporation
spoke on the development of prac-
tical applications of science. He
used a new Closure product called
Dermabond as an example.
Derroabond, a topical skin
adhesive, could potentially elimi-
nate the need for medical sutures.
Cuts are brushed with Dermabond
for up to 25 seconds and allowed to
heal, quite often without scarring.
Since Dermabond is transparent,
the progress of the wounds healing
can be observed simply by looking
"Firms develop the best prod-
ucts by listening to customers and
paying attention to field research
Closure has participated in
studies with ECU in the past, such
as investigations into asthma
researchWe enjoyed working
with ECU and we hope you look at
partnering with people like us in
the future Burns said.
Dr. Robert C. Penhallow, man-
"The Roanoke Colonization
Conference was unbelievably
attended said Houston.
"Somewhere in the neighborhood
of 400 people
The Roanoke Colonization
Conference was inspired by
Roanoke Decoded, an internation-
al conference that was held in
ager of university and government
licensing of the pharmaceutical
research company Bristol Myers
Squibb, discussed some difficulties
of creating new drugs. One of his
slides was titled "New Drug
Development: High risk, high
cost, low yield" and said that one-
tenth of developed drugs actually
reach the marketplace.
Kenneth Sibley spoke on
patent and copyright law. He
acknowledged the difficulties that
exist in patent laws today. Many
products have several different
patents that apply to them. For
example, one patent may cover
one aspect of a compound and
other patents may cover other
aspects. The respective patent
holders could concievably stop
each other from doing anything,
Sibley said, and "they need to get
together and work it out"
"We need to develop some sort
of protection for intellectual prop-
erty Van Scott said.
Also speaking at the conference
was NC State's Dr. David
Winwood, ECU professor Dr. Paul
Gemperline, North Carolina
Biotechnology Center's Laura
Gunter, Albert Delia, and Erpe'
Biologies president Dr. Peter
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Americans, culturally bankrupt
Sports isn't what it used to be
Well, no, the average person
won't discuss post-
impressionism at his or her
job, but this definitely does
not mean that we should
discount the value in being a
culturally educated and
America is a great country filled
with countless opportunities and
benefits. This statement is
generally undebatablc and its
essence is often overlooked. Our
fixation with ourselves (as a nation)
and our limited heritage and
culture has manifested itself to
produce generations of citizens
who are largely uneducated�
culturally. This may sound harsh
but it is painfully evident in so
many small ways.
This summer when I went to
London, I visited the Tate Gallery.
There, my friends and I shuffled
around and gazed at various
paintings and sculptures in the
gallery. As I was looking at one
painting in particular, I noticed
there were about a dozen,
uniformed children discussing the
same picture with their teacher.
They weren't chatting about how-
pretty and bright the colors were.
They were talking about the
symbolism of Christ and the
situation that was depicted in the
painting. They were probably
about ten-years-old. This incident
made me realize that Americans
are vastly ignorant about subjects
in which elementary children
abroad are quite fluent. This is not
Maybe the general consensus is
that art and history are not a
relevant topic to people's everyday
lives and therefore, its
understanding is of no importance
or priority. Well, no, the average
person won't discuss post-
impressionism at his or her job, but
this definitely does not mean that
we should discount the value in
being a culturally educated and
It is really a shame that America
has produced such few artists, but
it is even more of a disgrace that
the artists that we do produce have
to go oversees to be noticed and
appreciated. This is not because
Americans are cultural barbarians,
but we can not appreciate
something in which we are
ignorant. This is not to say that we
should all be well versed on every
painting and sculpture that is in the
Louvre, but wc should be
conscious of the difference
between van Gogh and Andy �
In a time where sensation sells
and is competing for our short
attention spans, it is of the utmost
importance that we invest our time
and interest into something that is
a little more substantial and timely.
The fact that the "Sonic Plaza" is
supposed to instill some cultural
awareness epitomizes everyone's
true misconception of art and
culture and its place in our lives.
Football is more like a dance
party now than a game.
Almost every play is followed
by one or two players dancing
and gesturing to the crowd.
Sports today have become driven
by money and ego. It is sad to sec
all the holdouts, lockouts and those
stupid dances. It seems every
athlete wants the highest salary or
the most recognition. Few players
play for their teams, most tend to
play for glory and leave once
another team offers more money.
Many NFL players arc known
more for their dances after a play,
than their actual game
performance. Sports have become
more of a show than a game. The
inflated egos' and constant show
boating arc destroying sports.
However there are some
athletes who don't need all the
money and glory, they play for the
love of the game. Great players like
Mark MiGuire, Sammy Sosa in
baseball have been hyped by the
media all season. Both are tied for
the single season home run record
previously held by Roger Maris.
These two have accomplished
history while remaining humble.
At press conferences both talk
about the home run race being
good for baseball, not themselves. I
love watching two such players
make history of this magnitude.
The Maris home run record has
stood for thirty years. If the record
was broken by an arrogant athlete
who said he would all season,
would it be as special? As special
yes, but not as fun to watch.
Every sport has their ego driven
and arrogant players. The NFL is a
great example. Football is more
like a dance party now than a
game. Almost every play is
followed by one or two players
dancing and gesturing to the
crowd. I think it started with Ickey
Woods and the Ickey shuffle. The
Ickey shuffle was cool because
nobody else had a touchdown
dance. Now NFL, college and
even high school players have their
own touchdown dance. The best
touchdown dance today is Barry
Sanders. He scores, hands the ball
to the referee and walks to the
sideline. I love watching Barry
Sanders play and be interviewed.
When interviewed he seldom takes
credit for what he does on the field.
Barry always talks about his
teammates and gives them the
credit they deserve.
I wish more athletes were like
MiGuire, Sosa and Sanders. I like a
humble athlete who plays for the
love of the game. When I want to
see dancing and ego, I turn on
wrestling. I want athletes to just
play. First reach the Super Bowl or
home run record, then dance.
McGwire, more than role model
to the Editor
If McGwire isn't a hero, who is?
Mark McGwire not a hero? What
are you talking about? Grant it, he
does use muscle enhancer an over
the counter drug, but what will you
complain about next? Geritol? Cold
medicine? Maybe Itnsure (to your
health partner)! What's the
difference? Not a hero? Ask Mac
McGwire (Mark McGwire's son)
when he looked into the eyes of his
father after hitting 62. Ask the
little boys and girls who collect
baseball cards to help pay their way
through college because mom and
dad can't do it. And last of all, ask
me if Mark McGwire is a hero. The
fact is, with the world in so much
turmoil, it is nice to hear some good
news for a change. And hurray for
baseball a sport that has been here
long since you and I were born (and
will probably be here when we're
gone). Mark McGwire not a hero?
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realize that the real heroes
out there fought for our
country and developed life
saving medicines, but I
think we should make an
exception. This man
obviously fits the description
of a hero, or at least
a role model.
Woo, boy! Allow me to set the
record straight for those of you who
don't think that Mark McGwire is
a hero. For starters, let's define
what a hero is, just for the record.
The gist of the word is "one with
great strength or ability Now, I
believe that McGwire certainly fits
both of these attributes. Let's
seeMcGwire recently broke a
record that has hung around for 37
years by hitting 62 home runs, and
he's still going, might I add. And
who, may I ask, are the people that
hit the most home runs? Ding
Ding Ding! That's right! It's the
strongest people! I know what you
may be thinking, and here's the
Androstenidione, the so-called
"steroid" that Mark McGwire
uses, is not a steroid at all, but
merely a supplement.
"Androstenedione has the ability
to raise levels of the male hormone
testosterone, which builds lean
muscle mass and promotes
recovery after injury. It's an over-
the-counter supplement that has
not been banned and is totally
legal This info taken from the
Associated Press clearly states this
fact. Apparently, you can find this
stuff in that health pill place next
to the beauty salon in the local
Millions watched last week as
that 62nd ball just made it past the
top of the wall, and I'll bet that
many of the same people watched
the preceding press conference
just after that game. First, some
informationMcGwire and his
wife recently went through a
divorce which had apparently
turned ugly along the way, no
doubt becoming a source of pain
and distraction for McGwire. Well,
at the press conference, he took
the time out to thank his wife.
Then the telecast went on to
talk about how McGwire gives $1
million dollars annually to a charity
for abused children. Some people
might just be waiting to say
something like "But he makes five
or six million a year! That's
nothing to him Well, to the
people that may be saying that, let
me ask you this. Would you be
willing to give up a fifth of your
salary if you didn't have to? I think
we all know the answer to that one.
Another thing backing up
Mcgwire is an interview that was
on SportsCenter over the
weekend. When asked if he
thought he was going to get the
MVP Award, McGwire stated that
Sammy Sosa was much more
deserving of the award than
himself. A class act, all the way.
I realize that the real heroes out
there fought for our country and
developed life saving medicines,
but I think we should make an
exception. This man obviously fits
the description of a hero, or at least
a role model. Baseball has always
been known as America's Favorite
Pastime, and now that McGwire
has broken Roger Maris' record,
it's like a new breath of life has
been instilled on the field. I'd call
him a hero simply for that reason.
In conclusion, I'd think about
this before I go out telling
someone that they shouldn't feel
like a hero. Step out on the field
where our World Series little
league team recently played and
go talk to the players, one by one,
and tell them to their face that
they should never feel like heroes.
Then deal with their parents.
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� Don't make long distance phone
calls to your friends, use the
�Own plenty of underwear.
�Avoid being involved with some-
one on any gift-giving holidays.
�Don't lend money to friends.
�If you can, wash your clothes at
home or at a friend's house.
�Don't go out to bars on nights
without specials- weekdays are the
best nights anyway because fewer
people are out and you are more
likeh to meet someone.
based on the 91-day T-bill, but at
3.1, though the cap is still
One thing that students often
forget is that loan companies do
not care if you can't find a job. It is
not their problem if you feel your
school owes you a refund or if you
become unable to work. If you
don't feel that you got the educa-
tion that you thought you
deserved, that is once again your
problem. Now, the companies are
without any cares for the students
they lend money to. Loan compa-
nies want to be repaid a lot more
than they give you and if you don't
pay back your loans on time and in
a sufficient manner, they can be
damaging to your credit ratings.
If you have any questions or
problems, notify your loan compa-
ny. They often are willing to work
with you so that you can repay your
loans. Personal loans, on the other
hand, should be a last resort
because the interest rates are very
high and repayment is a set date
and not based on your graduation
Still how do you manage this
money once you attain it? Many
students fall prey to unrealistic-
budgets or they don't have a bud-
get at all. A budget is the best way
to ensure that you don't get in over
First of all, don't over or under
borrow. Over borrowing can lead
to massive debts, which can lead to
many problems for a new graduate.
Before you borrow, look at the pay
scale for the job that you will be
applying for. Don't look at the top
end, look at the bottom.
Though we all think that we
will get the best jobs because we
care the best, this simply is a fool-
ish way to plan your future.
We often hear of over borrowing
and how it leads to frivolously
spending, but under borrowing can
be just as dangerous. The last
thing that you want is to have to
drop out of college or to do poorly
just because you can't afford to pay
your bills. Before borrowing, fig-
ure out what �your bills will be.
Add up things like gas, food, tele-
phone, rent, cable, cellular phone,
repairs, books, utilities, insurance,
daycare and babysitter (if applica-
ble), and any other things that you
plan on spending money on. Try
to be realistic as possible.
Don't over or under budget
Credit cards are by far the
largest money source that students
abuse. Credit card companies
smother students daily from maga-
zine applications to the ones that
come with your textbooks each
semester. Credit cards can be
great for emergencies. Often
though they become a
cash source, but just
like loans, they must be
repaid, and unlike loans
most loans, the interest
rates are extremely
The average credit
card runs an interest
rate of roughly 18 per-
cent and many students
only pay the minimum
amount due, which
usually doesn't even
cover the interest rate.
This means that even if
you aren't using your
card, the balance is still increasing.
It's a good idea to pay off your
balance before the end of the
month. This will keep you from
having to pay monthly interest on
"It is best to pay off your bal-
ance each month said Linda
�Only be friends with people who
wear the same size clothes as you
�Shop around to find the best
price on required reading texts.
�If you are going to have a party,
buy kegs not cases.
?Remember that romance doesn't
require a lot of money. Picnics,
walks, campus faculties, etc. are
cheaper and can be just as fun if
you make them that way.
Bowerton, Citibank Mastercard.
"This way your balance does not
add up with interest charges
The best way to avoid the
credit rap is of course not to have-
any credit cards and to pay simply
with cash and checks whenever
Students may now create majors
should see their advisor
Nina M. Dry
Imagine if you could create a
major that is precisely for you,
meeting all of the requirements
needed to obtain that degree.
Sound too good to be true? Well,
that no longer is the case at ECU.
The Multidisciplinary Studies
Program was created and directed
by Dr. Steven Cerutti last fall.
The Multidisciplinary Studies
Program is a program that allows a
person to design a major in any-
thing they want Cerutti said. "It
could range from Classics
For example, a student has a
pretty good idea what heshe wants
to do with their lives, but as they
look at the array of options offered
at the University, they don't have a
major that fits what they're trying
to achieve. That's where the pro-
gram steps in. Students should
speak to their advisor or Cerutti.
"I will talk to the students and
help them figure out a curriculum
which would be hand tailored to
that individual Cerutti said.
To achieve the perfect major,
courses will be taken from different
departments and placed together to
fit the students' needs.
If you think this is the perfect
way to pull together some less chal-
lenging courses and breeze through
the next few years to a degree, you
are sadly mistaken. Creating your
own major is a very thorough
process for students who are seri-
ous about their schooling and
achiev-ing their goals.
"It is not for students who are
looking for an easy way out or to
slack off Cerutti said. "It's a
chance for me to work with gifted
self motivated students who know
what they want in their education,
who respect their education, who
see the University as a means to a
better and fulfilled life
Students who have an idea for a
major bring it to Cerutti. If there is
an existing major that the student
can take, Cerutti will send them to
that department. If there isn't an
existing department, Cerutti will
give the student a proposal form to
fill out. Students are also required
to create a Program Advisory
Committee, which is a group of two
to four professors from different
departments who will guide you
throughout your college career.
"One of the Program Advisory
Committee members will be your
advisor Cerutti said. "HeShe
will be the one who helps you write
your senior thesis
Once the proposal has been
completed, the information must
be returned to Cerutti. He will
give it the look over, and once he
has approved it, the proposal will
then be sent to the
Advisory Committee) consists of
six to eight people from different
departments in the college
Cerutti said. "They will review the
proposal. Once it's approved, it
will be declared as your major
The Multidisciplinary Program
began in the fall of 1997, but did
not become active until January of
1998. Currently 14 majors have
been created in the program.
"We have eight majors in
Religious Studies and six in
Classical Studies Cerutti said.
"It is a wonderful addition to the
many opportunities for students
said Dr. Dorothy Muller, Dean of
10 students receive credit in Bermuda
Studies include wrecks
from 1500 s
Phii.i. ip Gn. i-is
Instead of sitting in a classroom all
day, how would you like to receive
class credit for a visit to Bermuda?
That is exactly what ten students
from the Maritime History
Department are doing for four
weeks. Of course they are not
exactly soaking in the sun all day,
these dedicated students are doing
field research in the study of mar-
Led by Dr. Gordon Watts, this
team will spend most of their time
examining and excavating the
Hunter Galley, a shipwreck of a
mid-eighteenth century sloop. But
the island also offers wrecks rang-
ing from the 1500's to present day.
This is ECU's fifteenth year
sending research teams to
Bermuda. This group of students
have shown their dedication
through diligence and by funding
most of the trip themselves.
Chris Southerly, a graduate
student, reported that the excava-
tion had been going slow due to
"The rain doesn't really impede
our work. But we have a low pres-
sure front coming from the south
which makes things windy and
the seas rough. It is impossible
to work in that environment
But the weather has not kept
these students from their research.
They took the time to study up on
the shipwrecks at Bermuda and
other archeological subjects. They
also spent time preparing their
equipment for surveying the wreck.
Suzanne Pavelle, a three-year vet of
the Bermuda visit and the designat-
ed cook for this trip, explained how
the team would soon be mapping
out their area for excavation.
"We're getting our mapping grid
set. One thing about maritime
archaeology, it involves lots and lots
of surveying said Pavelle.
Pavelle also described one
method of surveying called tow
boarding. This involves a person in
snorkeling gear tying themselves to
a boat. The boat then goes at a slow
speed, while the person drags
behind, looking down in the water
and examining the bottom.
Visiting Bermuda cannot be all
work, though. The ECU team
described Bermuda as being "very
English The weather is hot and
humid, and at an island that caters
to tourists, there is plenty of things
to do when the students are not
working. Nearby the hostel where
the group is staying is a pub, the-
ater, and restaurants. The students
may also take a bus or ferry ride to
get to other parts of the island.
The team also wanted to explain
more about their field of mari-
"It is more versatile field said
Southerly. "I like this more because
mainstream archeology just has too
ECU maritime archcologist
Frank Cantelas explained that this
study is just an expansion on regu-
lar field archeology.
"We deal primarily with mar-
itime sites. From shipwrecks to
docks to lighthouses, we study
everything that is in or near the
sea said Cantelas.
Cantelas, who has excavated
sites from the Great Lakes to
Bermuda, has high hopes for
the students. The team this
year includes Dr. Gordon Watts,
Steve Brodie, Joseph Greeley,
Doug Jones, Rod Linder, Jason
Lawris, Sarah Milsteay, Suzanne
Pavelle, Larkin Post, Chris
Southerly, and Kathy Southerly.
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The Etit Carolinian
Football records shutout victory Men's soccer
struggles at start
Pro-am records first shutout
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ECU posted its first shutout in 16 years on
Saturday, defeating the University of
Tennessee-Chattanooga 31-0 at Dowdy-
The last time the Pirates shut out an oppo-
nent was when they defeated Illinois State for a
21-0 victory, 174 games ago.
The ECU defense forced four interceptions
and sacked UTC quarterbacks eight times.
ECU's quarterback shuffle continued against
the Mocs, with all three QB's seeing significant
playing time. Sophomore Bobby Weaver started
the game and led the Pirates on a 15 play open-
ing drive, nearly breaking several long runs.
"The first drive, we had three plays, almost
back to back to back where one player had
him(Weaver) by the foot head coach Steve
Logan said. "And had they not, everyone
would've got to enjoy what I know is waiting to
happen, you're going to sec one of the fastest
quarterbacks in college football knock a home
Unfortunately for ECU, the drive stalled
after a penalty, and place kicker Brantley Rivers'
field goal attempt was no good.
Weaver played the entire first
quarter but the team could not
find the end zone. Weaver fin-
ished with seven carries for 23
yards, while completing five of
seven passes for 12 yards.
Redshirt freshman David
Garrard came off the bench in
the second quarter and led the
Pirates to three straight touch-
downs, breaking the scoreless
tie. Garrard threw for two scores
and ran for another for the
Pirate win. For the game,
Garrard was 10-18 passing for
181 yards, two touchdowns and
two interceptions. Garrard also rushed 12 time:
for 28 yards.
Pirates drop three
Freshman quarterback David Garrard lead the Pirates to three straight touchdowns in Saturday's home opener.
PHOTO BY PATIRELAN
The ECU men's soccer team lost
its third straight game Thursday at
Bunting Field to Virginia Tech, 1-0.
Despite the two scrimmage victo-
ries that were won against
Methodist and Barton College, the
Pirates start their season with a 0-3
record. � �
"We are tired of losing.
Everybody is getting frustrated
said Jeff Oberg, who is entering his
second season as the assistant
coach for the team. "Our problems
are our finishing abilities. We were
playing against the cruelty of the
game itself. It was not the other
team that was beating us
The game was a mostly defen-
sive battle with the teams only
combining for 11 shots.
"We would string together six or
seven passes and walk the ball
deep into their field, but then we
could not put it away Oberg said.
The lone goal of the game came
at the 31:30 mark when Stanislav
Licul scored for Virginia Tech off a
Junior Dino Stambolitis, who
played the complete game in goal
for ECU, earned three saves with
one goal allowed.
SEE SOCCER. PAGE 1
Arnie Powell had five catches for
21 yards against the Mocs.
PHOTO BY PAT IREIAN
"The option that David Garrard scored on
would've scored from a long, long way out
Logan said. "It just so happened that w'e were
on the 10 or 15 yard line when he scored. He
was relatively untouched
Fifth year senior firmest
Tinnin saw his first action of the
season in the fourth quarter.
Tinnin got ECU on the board
quickly, completing two passes
for 45 yards, including an 11
yard touchdown pass to Arnie
Powell. Powell had five catches
on the day for 21 yards.
"Arnie is going to give us a
Larry Shannon presence on the
field Logan said. "He is
going to get faster and faster
as he stays in the weight
room. I think we've got a guy
there that's going to be really
fun to watch develop.
going to catch a number of touch-
downs before he is finished, in my opinion
On defense, ECU limited the Mocs to just
235 total yards, only 68 on the ground. Five dif-
ferent Pirates had at least one sack in the game,
while Jeff Kerr, Brian Johnson and Rod
Coleman added two apiece. Coleman said that
being the first Pirate team in 16 years to record
a shutout was very special.
"A shutout is something we haven't had
around here in 16 years, it's very important
Coleman said. "We had guys out here from pre-
vious years, I was out there joking with them
saying, 'yeah we did something that you could
never do It felt good to us
It was a good day for the Pirate secondary, as
four different players intercepted passes. Senior
safety Kendrick Phillips was originally credited
with one of the interceptions, but it was later
given to cornerback Kevin Monroe.
"That was my own teammate's fault
Phillips said. "I was a little bit upset about that,
but I'm glad we got the win and the shutout.
Now we have to repeat the performance
Record following game:1-20-3
Goal by Stanislav Licul (VT) in the 32nd minute through a
Source: Official NCAA Soccer Box Score Form
CINC0-3L6-15, 7-15, 8-15
Campbell1-3L4-15, 11-15, 15-10, 13-15
Air Force Academy3-OW15-7, 15-6, 15-13
Stephen F. Austin1-3L7-15, 15-12, 11-15,4-15
Nicholls State3-2W13-15, 15-12, 151, 15-17, 159
Source: Sports Information Department
Volleyball program 24 overall
Brawner and Claro stand
as team leaders
Jim P h e l Ps
Volleyball season is in full swing now
with the Lady Pirates holding a 2-4
standing, with UNC putting up the
toughest battle of all at this point.
The team expects that American
University to be the most competitive
team in the Colonial Athletic
"Chapel Hill has been our toughest
competition so far Head Coach Kim
Walker said. "American is picked to win
the conference in the preseason poll
The team isn't suffering from any
losses due to graduation or injuries this
"There are no injuries, knock on
wood, and everybody is back from last
year Walker said.
The team has already developed team
leaders this season in the players
Whitney Brawner, a redshirt freshman
transfer from Purdue, and sophomore
"Right now Whitney Brawner and
Cinta Claro are leading the team in kills
and digs Walker said.
Brawner has enjoyed her first few
weeks as an athlete at ECU.
"I've enjoyed it a lot because the peo-
ple on the team have been really wel-
coming and there wasn'la. question of
having to fit in or anything and they are a
pretty cohesive group Brawner said.
At this early point in the season, the
team members have already adapted to
one another's playing styles, and each has
taken on a specific role on the court.
"Everybody contributes in a different
waythe middles are great because when
they are hitting well it opens up things
from the outside because it takes the
blockers away. Sarah Kary and Lucinda
Mason are doing well and Lisa Donovan,
the freshman center, has really stepped
up Brawner said.
The goal for the team this season is to
be conference champions and qualify for
the NCAA playoffs.
"We're looking to be successful
Pirate tennis programs
adjust to new coaching style
Coach looks to recruit
Mario Schbrhauf i:r
Both the men's and women's tennis teams
have been facing a period of adjustment
to their new coach, Tom Morris, and his
different style of practice over the last four
This period is over now and the men's
tennis team will start its season this week-
end with the ECU Invitational on Sept.
18-19. Times are yet to be announced.
According to Morris, the tournament
doesn't count as team vs. team but for an
individual tournament record.
"Our goals are to stay free of injuries
and that I can watch them play and see
what we need to work on Morris said.
The women's team will host its tourna-
ment the following weekend of Sept. 25-
26. Morris expects to see the Lady Pirates
up against tougher opponents than the
Both tournaments will host players
from UNC-Wilmington, Campbell and
Mt. Olive College. The men's tourna-
ment will also see players from Wilson
and Barton College, while the women's
tournament will have players from
Coastal Carolina and Charleston
"I'm a little bit in the dark on what we
need to work on because we did not have
any competition yet Morris said.
Morris bought two ball machines and
works with each player individually two
hours each week aside from the usual
practice with the team.
"The coach's style of practice makes us
work hard, but it doesn't bother me,
because I know that it only makes me
play better said Lcshaun Jenkins, a
junior walk-on from Tarboro.
According to Asa Ellbring a returning
player from last season, practices seem to
be more organized this year.
"His (Morris) focus is on conditioning
and we are going to be in real good shape
for this season Ellbring said. -
The women's team will need recruits
for the spring season, according to Morris.
As of right now, the team constitutes of
only six players, three of which are fresh-
"We need more players. Even if
nobody gets hurt we would have a rough
time out at the courts Ellbring said.
While Morris is in the process of bring-
ing in more recruits, it is not possible to
predict who will choose to come to ECU
this spring at this time.
"We are talking to a couple of people
for both the men's and the women's team
already, but I cannot give you names until
they arrive at Greenville Airport
Biathlon closes preseason
training for swimmers
Pirates prepare for
upcoming season kickoff
The final days of summer signal an end to
green leaves, sunny days and the coming of
autumn. This time also signals the end of
most teams' preseason training. The ECU
swimming team, however, is in the dog days
of its preseason training.
"We are in our little preseason phase
where we run, lift and swim Head
Swimming Coach Rick Kobe said. "We use
a very gradual scheme, where we work on
conditioning. We usually don't get into great
shape until after our Christmas training trip.
So, it takes a long time to get ready
The training consists of running three
miles and swimming 6000 yards.
"Everyone works hard. We haven't bro-
ken into our training groups yet Kobe
Although this is considered to be one of
the toughest parts of the season, the ath-
letes agree that hard work is what pays off in
the long run.
"It's practice, and you can't get anywhere
without practice junior Matt Jabs said.
"It's the hardest part of the season. We all
have to get back in shape and most of us are
not out of shape, but it's hard senior
Allison Holland said. "The training consists
of a lot of different things, it's not just swim-
ming. We do a lot of running and lifting
The team has excelled in training and
has impressed its coach.
"Our swim team has developed the rep-
utation of being among the best. All of our
swimmers are quality swimmers and among
the top in the conference. Right now they
are all working extremely hard Kobe said.
As with most sports teams on campus,
winning comes about from a group effort; a
goal that each and every member of the
team sets out to achieve. The swim team
has worked toward achieving this unity.
"I think we've had a really good presea-
son. Everybody's put in time and worked
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continual) from page 5
hard. Everyone's dedicated to get-
ting better Jabs said.
The results from the running
and lifting phase of the team's train-
ing were clear in the grueling
biathlon, which was held Saturday.
"To end our running program
we do the biathlon, where wc swim
two miles, get out of the pool, and
continued from page 5
"We are very satisfied with
Dino Stambolitis at this point,
but the goalkeeper position is still
a veVy close call Oberg said. "We
have some very talented keepers
and Dino has to show up and per-
form everyday to keep the posi-
According to Will Wiberg, head
coach for the Pirates, the loss was
made tougher by the fact that
ECU's most talented scorer and
midfielder, Wyatt Panos, got
injured and will be out indefinite-
ly. Panos went down in the first
half with a broken wrist.
"I fell after a foul and landed
on the wrist Panos said. 'The
doctors said its dislocated and
fractured, but I hope I'll be back
on the field soon
Even a furious rally at the end
of the game with some big
chances for Scott Pokorney and
Sean Hawley could not bring
relief for the ECU crowd.
"Once we get this first goal in,
the flood gate might open up for
our strikers Oberg said. "We do
all we can in practice to encourage
and to build confidence into our
scoring and finishing skills
According to junior defender
Ben Brand, it was a very tough
loss for the team.
"We had a bad start this season,
but we stand positive because we
have the chemistry and maybe
next game it will all come togeth-
er and we'll win Brand said.
The Pirates will have a break
before going for their first victory
this season in the Nike Cup
Challenge Tournament in
Richmond, Va. The Pirates have
games scheduled on Sept. 18
against Army at 5:30 p.m. and
Colgate on Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m.
put on whatever we need. We run
to the track, run three miles, run
back into the pool and swim one
mile. That concludes our outdoor
training Kobe said.
Aside from proving physical
strength, the biathlon is known to
prepare the athletes mentally for
the season that is about the begin.
Jabs was not able to compete in
this year's biathlon because of
injury, but was last year's winner.
"It sort of closes out the presea-
son. It's the finale. It gets us men-
tally ready for the season, like the
season starts now Jabs said.
Although the majority of the
athletes do not look forward to the
biathlon, each is aware that it helps
the team as a whole and in return,
most are able to keep a positive
attitude about the event
"I hate it Holland said, who
finished tenth in this year's
biathlon. "Well, I think no one real-
ly likes it but we know we have to
do it. It helps us get back into
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1 bedroom, 2 bedroom &
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lice apt. $195 month 6 12 utili-
ses. Call Steph at 321-7298.
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ed 4 nice 3 BR duplex. Fenced in
backyard, wd. central heatair, dish-
vasher. Close to campus and down-
town! Call Steve or Brad � 830-6921
ROOMMATE NEEDED prefer fe-
male to share 3 bedroom house. lo-
cated 1 block from Rec center. Big
Boom. $175 plus 13 utilities. Please
call 931-9015 ask for KatyStepha-
ROOMMATE WANTED for extra
fun four bedroom house. $170 plus
Ideposit. Near campus and down-
WANTED: ROOMMATE $180 a
imonth. plus 13 power, phone. One
fblock form campus. 752-5886
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12 bedroom duplex, 1 block from
�ECU. $175 plus 12 bills each
Smonth. Needed ASAP. Call 757-
ONE ROOM available at Player's
;Club. First month free. $240 per
month plus one fourth utilities. 353-
AAAA-t-l EARLY Specials! Cancun
h Jamaica! 7 nights air and hotel
from $399! Includes free food,
drinks, parties! 1998 Better Business
Bureau AwardWinner! springbreak-
MAIL BOXES ETC.
8.5x11, Black and White
Limit 100 per Person
704 Greenville Blvd Suite 400
Greenville, NC 27858
(Next to Moovies)
WASHERS AND dryers, brand new
Hotpoint X-large capacity. Free deliv-
ery and setup. $40 per month. Call
PRIVATE ROOM available, only 2
blocks from ECU. Large room, pri-
vate phone line, cable, washer dryer.
$195 per month plus utilities. Call
ECU AREA two and three bedroom
houses. All with central heat and
some type of AC. Two with fenced
yards. Pets OK. Yard work included.
FOR RENT: 5 blocks from ECU. 1
bedroom, 1 bath, living area 8- kitch-
en, female only, cable & local phone
included-unfurnished- $375.00 a
month 13 utilities. No pets, no
smokers. Call 919-497-0809 or 800-
567-0032 & leave message.
WILSON ACRES Apartments. Avail-
able in September. 3 bedroom. 1
12 baths, water, sewer, and cable
included. Also includes draperies,
ceiling fans, appliances, and wash-
erdryer connections. Energy effi-
cient, heat pump and thermopane
windows. $700. Call 752-0277.
WALK TO ECU. 1 bedroom apt.
$295month. Available now. Tangle-
wood Apts 125 Avery St. Green-
2 BEDROOMS, 1 bath, hardwood
floors, central heatair. near Univers-
ity and downtown. Washerdryer,
$395month; without washerdryer
$375month. Call Vicki, 757-0502
3 BEDROOM house available imme-
diately 2 blocks from ECU. Washer,
dryer, large backyard, large living-
room. Cable in each room, private
phone lines. Cat Mike. 752-2879.
1992 FORD Tempo 4-door. automat-
ic, AC runs great 99.000 miles.
$2,196. Dorm refrigerator, used
three semesters, 4.4 cubic feet. $76.
THREE ACOUSTIC guitars, will
trade for electric Haeve. Fender and
Ovations. Call 252-637-6550. call be-
fore 8 p.m.
WORD PROCESSOR for sale. Uke
new. only one year old. Does every-
thing a computer does! Also has mo-
dem capabilities! $225. Call 353-
8953 if interested.
FOOSBALL TABLE for sale, excel-
lent condition, two years old, $275
or best offer. Contact Colin 9 830-
AAAAI SPRING Break Travel was
1 of 6 small businesses in the US
recognized by Better Business Bu-
reaus for outstanding ethics in the
AAAA EARLY Specials! Panama
City! Room with kitchen $129! In-
cludes 7 free parties! Daytona $149!
New Hots'pot-South Beach $129! Co-
coa Beach $149! springbreaktrav-
LARGE DORM refrigerator $85.
Call Joanna at 321-5570 after 5 p.m.
Monday thru Friday.
AAAAI EARLY Spring Break Spe-
cials! Bahamas Party Cruise! 6 days
$279! Includes most meals! Awe-
some beaches, nightlife! Departs
ITS PARTY TIME!
Semaj Entertainment specializing in
Mix tapes, Music production and mobile
Wing with the latest Hip-Hop, Top 40,
R&B, Techno, and Reggae.
All functions & campus organizations!
Call J.Arthur @ 252-412-0971
from Florida! 1998 BBB AwardWin-
ner! springbreaktravel.com 1-800-
WEEKEND SCUBA Class beginning
September 19th. Learn to dive in
two weekends. Contact Tom Younce
at 328-4390 or 243-4061.
MATH AND Science tutoring avail-
able. Don't go through college not
understanding your courses. Call
551-1063 and ask for Maurice.
CAROLINA SKY SPORTS
UVE RECORDS Hottest Independ-
ent Label and Recording Studio and
Record Store coming soon! 4th and
KIND, PATIENT and loving sitter
needed for Monday through Thurs-
day (1PM to 6PM) to care for three
boys, ages 6, 4 and 1. Must enjoy
playing with and reading to children.
Please call 355-7238.
PART-TIME INSTRUCTOR needed
to provide individualized instruction
in a positive learning environment.
Possible hours Monday-Thursday
(3:30-8:30). Individual must be com-
petent in the areas of literature and
SATcollege prep. Pick up applica-
tion at Sylvan Learning Center. 2428
S. Charles Blvd Greenville. NC
DJ'S WANTED: must know variety
of music: current top 40, dance, al-
ternative, techno & classic party
tunes. Call 762-4668.
$1250 FUNDRAISER credit card
fundraiser for student organizations.
You've seen other groups doing it,
now it's your turn. One week is all it
takes. No gimmicks, no tricks, no ob-
ligation. Call for information today. 1-
800-932-0528 x 65. www.ocmcon-
VAN'S HARDWARE has opening
for a person with sales experience
and hardware knowledge. Lifting is
involved. Must be personable and
serious about working. Morning
hours preferably, however, hours are
flexible. Serious inquiries only. See
Van or Cynthia Everett at 1300 N.
Greene St M-F 8 to 5:30, Saturday
8 to 3. Phone 768-2420.�
EARN WHILE YOU learn, up
to$1,000.00 wk. Day and night
shifts. Clean, secure working at-
mosphere. Playmates Adult En-
tertainment. 252-747-7686 for in-
ECU DINING Services has great op-
portunities in catering for smiling
faces! No experience is necessary
and we offer great pay, flexible
schedules, and benefits! Stop by our
open hour for an interview on Sep-
tember 17, 1998 from 3-6PM in
Sweethearts of the Todd Dining Hall.
Refreshments will be served. Come
prepared to interview and learn
about employment with campus din-
ing or call 328-4339 for information.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL LOOK-
ING for student manager. Position
starts immediately thru May 4th.
Will work weekends. For more infor-
mation and application call 328-
4590. ask for Randy Rueth.
SCHOOLKIDS RECORDS a region-
al independent music retailer, is
seeking music knowledgeable indi-
viduals to fill positions ranging from
entry level to management in Green-
ville. Please send resume to: 113-B
Woodwinds Industrial Dr Cary. NC
27511: Fax: 919-460-8848: Email:
ALASKA EMPLOYMENT - Fishing
industry. Excellent student earnings
ft benefits potential (up to
$2.850mo. RoomBoard). All
skill levels. Don't pay outrageous
agency fees! Ask us how! 517-336-
4171 ext. A53621
COMPUTER TECHNICIAN wanted
part-time, flexible hours. Macintosh
knowledge essential. Call 353-6227
PERFECT PART-TIME job for a
teacher. Positive environment offer-
ing individualized instruction. Possi-
ble hours Monday-Thursday (3:30-
8:30) Certification required. Send re-
sume or pick up application at Syl-
van Learning Center. 2428 S. Charles
Blvd Greenville. NC 27858.
SEEKING DRIVERS with reliable
transportation for Greenville's only
multiple restaurant delivery service.
Restaurant Runners. Clean driving
record and comprehensive knowl-
edge of Greenville streets a must.
Creative pay scale, flexible short
hours, perfect for students. Call 756-
5527, leave a message.
ABSOLUTE SPRING Break Take
2" 2 Free Trips on Only 15 Sales
andEarn $$$$. Jamaica, Cancun,
Bahamas. Florida. Padre! lowest Pric-
es! Free Meals. Parties & Drinks.
"Limited Offer 1-800-426-
CRUISE SHIP Employment - Work-
ers earn up to $2.000month
(wtips & benefits). World Travel!
Land-Tour jobs up to $5,000-
$7.000summer. Ask us how! 517-
336-4235 Ext. C53621
SATURDAY OCTOBER 10
DIVISIONS SORTED BY EXPERIENCE,
HEIGHT, AND AGE
CALL 252-972-1160 FOR ENTRY FORMS
REGISTRATION DEADLINE : OCT 2
I STATION SQUARE MALL ROCKY MOUNT NC
Omicron Pi on your first intramural
soccer game. Good luck next week!
Love, your sisters and new members
GAMMA SIGMA Sigma would like
to welcome all of the new pledges.
We are looking forward to an excit-
THANK YOU Pi Kappa Phi for a
great tailgate. Can't wait to do it
again. Love, the sisters of Alpha Omi-
THE BROTHERS of Delta Sigma
would like to thank all the wonderful
sorority sisters of Alpha Phi and Zeta
Tau Alpha who helped us with Rush
We could not have done it without
LAMBDA CHI Alpha - We had a
great time at the bid night party.
Can't wait till next time! Love, the sis-
ters and new members of Sigma
THE SISTERS of Gamma Sigma
Sigma would like to congratulate the
new members of exec. You are doing
a wonderful job!
CHI OMEGA congratulates their
new members: Whitney Bishop,
Stephanie Bond, Lori Brantley,
Stephanie Dedrick, Shanann Fisher.
Leah Fundora, Leanna Fundora, Mel-
issa Gibbons. Ginger Gilbert, Dana
Herring, Emily Holtz, Katie Leavitt,
Megan McLaughlin. Courtney Meak,
Jill Morgan. Lisa O'connon, Marnie
Oursler, Lisa Parker, Sarah Pearson,
Lauren Selim, Laurel Sigman, Patton
Smith, we love you!
HEY ECU Ambassadors, how do
you feel? Thanks to all of the Ambas-
sadors who helped during the mem-
bership drive. Thank goodness it's
over! Love, the Executive Council
EPSILON SIGMA Alpha, thanks to
all who helped with Rush publicity
and Get a Clue. Your hard work and
support is greatly appreciated. See
Retro and Vintage Clothing,
Jewelry k More.
417 Evans St. Mall 7521750
Division il UJJUE.
'Id I. Mh Si.
GREEK PERSONALS ANNOUNCEMENTS
NOW HIRING exotic dancers, sing-
ing telegrams, and adult entertain-
ers. You must be at least 18 yrs
drug free, own transportation and
phone. Up to$ 1,500 weekly. Call
TAU KAPPA Epsilon. we had a
great time meeting all the new guys.
Hope to do it again soon! Chi Ome-
CHI OMEGA would like tocongratu-
late its new members: Whitney
Bishop. Stephanie Bond, Lori Bran-
tley, Stephanie Dedrick, Shanann
Fisher, Leah Fundora, Melissa Gib-
bons. Ginger Gilbert, Dana Herring,
Emily Holtz, Katie Leavitt. Megan
McLaughlin. Courtney Meak. Jill
Morgan, Lisa O'Connor, Marnie Our-
sler, Lisa Parker, Sarah Pearson, Lau-
ren Selim, Laurel Sigman, Patton
MICROSOFT OFFICE 97 CD, full
version, includes: Word, Excel, Pow-
erPoint. Access. Outlook. New and
still in wrapper. Only $100. Call
Richard at 758-8842.
TO THE ladies of Alpha Phi, you
challenged us to a fight and we did
not think beating you would take
more than one night. We shouted
and we fought, but beating you took
more work than we thought The
casualties were just one when it was
all said and done and the brothers of
Delta Sigma hope you all had lots of
ARE YOU Thinking about rushing? If
so. Alpha Omicron Pi would like to
extend an open invitation to you for
September 30th. Any questions,
please call 757-0769.
PI KAPPA Alpha- We had a wonder-
ful time tailgating with you before
the game on Saturday. Thanks! Love
the sisters and new members of Sig-
ma Sigma Sigma
THANK YOU to the girls in Village
Green Apartments for finding my
cat. Rhapsody. I appreciate everyone
who called or kept a look our for her.
SEIZED CARS FROM $175. Porsch-
es. Cadillacs, Chevys. BMWs. Cor-
vettes. Also Jeeps. 4WDs. Your
area. Toll free 1-800-218-9000, ext.
ECU'S PHYSICAL Therapy program
is holding a massage clinic Tuesday,
Sept. 22 from 5-9 p.m. at the Belk
Building on Charles Blvd. Advance
tickets are $3.0010 min. Look for
us selling tickets on campus.
TO ALL Jewish students: Hillel will
be having their first meeting of the
semester Wed. Sept. 16 at 9:00 in
Room 14 Mendenhall. Please come
out and join us.
FREE CASH GRANTSI College
scholarships. Business. Medical
bills. Never repay. Toll free 1-800-
218-9000. ext. G-3726.
GOV'T. FORECLOSED HOMES
from pennies on $1. Delinquent tax.
repo's. REO's. Your area. Toll Free 1-
800-218-9000 ext. H-3726 for cur-
SPRING BREAK 99! Cancun Nas-
sau ' Jamaica 'Mazatlan Acapulco
Bahamas Cruise Florida Florida
South Padre. Travel Free and make
lots of Cash! Top reps are offered
full-time staff jobs. Lowest price
Guaranteed. Call now for details!
STRESS MANAGEMENT work-
shop: Wednesday 3:30-4:30. Thai
Center for Counseling and Student
Development ia offering the follow-
ing workshop on September 16th. If
you are interested in this program,
contact the center at 328-6661.
SURGE ECU ONLINE computer
gaming club meets on Fridays at
6:30 p.m. in White Hall computer
lab. Make new friends and kill them.
Join SURGE today!
THE EAST CAROLINA University
Sociological Society will be meeting
Wednesday, September 16th in
WHY PAY $400 when you can go
for free? Stop by the Central Ticket
office and pick up your free ticket for
The Circle of Innovation'where no
one is afraid to fail, its what student
BECOMING A successful student-
Test Anxiety Workshop: Tuesday
11:00-12:00. The Center for Counsel-
ing and Student Development is of-
fering the following workshop on
September 15th. If you are interest-
ed in this program, contact the cen-
ter at 328-6661.
STRENGTH TRAINING tor women:
Burn calories and increase definition,
add to the variety of your workout)
You don't have to'bulk up" to enjoy
the weightroom. Come check it out
in an introductory class Sept. 26 at
the Student Recreation Center. Coat
is $5. Register at the SRC Main Of-
fice before Sept. 25.
ACADEMIC MOTIVATION Work-
shop Tuesday 11 A.M. The Center
for Counseling and Student Develop-
ment is offering the following work-
shop on September 16th. If you are
interested in this program, contact
the center at 328-6661.
CHOOSING A Major or a Career
Workshop: Thursday 330-5PM. The
Center for Counseling and Student
Development is offering the follow-
ing workshop on September 17th. If
you are interested in this program,
contact the center at 328-6661.
DO -IT- YOURSELF: Bike Main-
tenance for everyone! Come get a
clue as to how to take care of your
"ride" without losing your wallet!
Sept. 17 at the SRC Brickyard. Free
to students, so register now) Call the
SRC Main office for more informa-
SUPER BALL Doubles Golf entry
deadline: anyone interested in play-
ing doubles golf intramurals needs to
sign up in the main office of the
Student Recreation Center by 5 p.m.
on Sept. 22. For further information
you can call 328-6387.
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92-27 Trip Adventure Center
Climbing Linville Gorge
102-4 Trip Adventure Center
Hang Gliding - Kitty Hawk
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1011 Day Trip Adventure Center
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Arts & Entertainment Magazine of The East
last Carolinian m g
Wednesday, September 161998
Nina M. Dry
Tired of hanging out in your hallmate's room, playing Nintendo 64
"ta" or watching reruns of South Park for the hundredth time? Well,
downtown Greenville has added a couple of new hangout spots this year to some of
our old favorites.
The Corner has replaced Alfredo's II on (you guessed it) the corner of 5th and
Cotanche. If you're not up for dancing and you just want to relax, drink a few beers,
and listen to some good music, this is the place for you. They've got two bars, daily
drink specials on Monday through Thursday, pool tables and live music. Business
hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
The Studio opened this past spring in the building where the old comic book
shop used to be. If you like Fusion at The Plaza Mall, then you'll love The
Studio. Both stores are owned by Scott Harris. The Studio sells novelty
shirts, hats, and jeans, also jewelry, incense, and a variety of knick-knacks.
They also do body piercing by Leslie which is available anytime since she is always
on call. Business hours are Monday-Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m Thursday
and Friday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m and
See Downtown, continued on page 5
City planners and storeowners hope to attract new business
Wake tears it up with a special brew of country and rock Bandtevm
Moe proves to
be a suitable
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writer into warrior
Ten out often bloody spears
Ladies and gerrtlemen, let me just
make it understood that there ain't no
better eatin' in Greenville than at the
Mongolian House restaurant on
Greenville Avenue, across from the
Red Roof Inn.
Mongolian barbecue is the house spe-
cialty, and they do it right. I don't
know much about history, but accord-
ing to a pamphlet at the restaurant,
Mongolian barbecue goes way back to
the days when the Mongols would
conquer and pillage, uh, whatever
unfortunate country they happened
After kicking the usual amount of
butt, the Mongols would break out
some raw meat, which they'd been
carrying during the battle, and grill it
on their huge metal shields for a vic-
At Mongolian House, you get a slightly
more civilized version of this classic
cuisine. You fight your way to the front
of the line (a swift chop to the neck
takes care of most of the competi-
tion), take a bowl and stuff it with lo
mien noodles and raw vegetables like
tomatoes, green onions, cabbage,
mushrooms, bean sprouts and pep-
pers. Then choose from meats such as
lamb, beef, chicken and pork (seafood
is also served at night). It's going to
look pretty heinous, but try not to
think about it.
Even Genghis Khan breaks for
Photo courtesy of: Historical
Mongol Empire web site
Then you're supposed to ladle sauces
like garlic, oyster, ginger, sugar water,
wine, lemon and sesame oil over it.
You can make the finished product as
spicy, sweet or bland as you like it.
(Hint: if you don't like it hot, for Pete's
sake don't put a whole scoop of chili
oil over it!)
You hand the bowl over to a guy who
could easily pass for a Mongol, with
his Fu Manchu moustache and hulk-
ing frame, who dumps it onto this
huge hot metal shield-like grill thing.
Your food is seared to perfection in
seconds. Rowr! Just smelling it puts
hair on my chest!
Sesame pastries, rice and soup come
with the meal, but take my advice and
try to ignore them. Just gulp barbe-
Mongolian House's other fine points
include an a la carte menu, strong
southern iced tea and excellent ser-
vice, and although dinner will run you
nearly ten dollars, lunch is around $5.
I guess the only bad thing about
Mongolian House is the fact that
you can only eat so much.
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Wake brings unique blend of
country and rock to Peasant's Cafe
Variety is a good thing. On
Tuesday, September 9, Chapel
Hill natives Wake delivered
over two-and-a-half hours worth
of music at Peasant's Cafe and
proved that they are a band who
will not be confined to a single
category of music.
Wake is part of an expanding
music scene in the Raleigh-
DurhamChapel Hill area known as
"No Depression" which can be
achieved by meshing country and rock
into one sound. The band's self-titled
debut album harbors this
countryrock archetype. However, last
Tuesdays performance proves that
they do not wish to restrict themselves
to this one style of musical expression.
Just before the show, Peasant's was
packed with folks because Wake is
such a phenomenal
group, and moreover
because it was "Mug
Nite It was raining and
cold outside but this
didn't stop the band
from putting on a most
mance. Soon enough,
everyone had a full mug
and the band took the
They opened with a non-album
tune called "One Step Closer immedi-
ately grabbing the crowd's attention
and proving that they meant business.
See Movie, continued on page 5
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 AT 4 ft 7:30 P.M.
IN HENDRIX THEATRE
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eat dinner is served at 6 p.m. for just $12. Dinner
tickets must be reserved by 6 p.m. on Thursday,
September 17 with meal cards, cash, check, or cred-
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To Be A Leader
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 AT 1 P.M. IN
THE GREAT ROOM, MENDENHALL
Based on the best seller The Circle of Innovation"
by Tom Peters, this program will examine ways to
turn any organization into a perpetual innovation
machine. Tickets are available at the Central Ticket
Office. Sponsored by Student Leadership Develop-
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To Gossip About Jerry & Gang
TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 22 AT 8 P.M. IN
Not that there's anything wrong with that
Kramer's Virtual Reality Road Show gives you a
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SEPTEMBER 17-19 AT 8 P.M. IN HENDRIX
THEATRESUNDAY MATINEE AT 3 P.M.
This week's thriller Wild Things starring Kevin
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and a guest in for free.
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Check out a movie at Mendenhall with the ECU
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wiped out the community. Its up to a group of
townspeople to stop it, or at least get out alive.
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lunch in The Spot and come down and join us for an
informative lunch break.
Leslie Nielsen, get off the stage already!
112 Ryans out of possible 4 Ryans
Leslie Nielsen is at it again! Or at least,
that's what the studios want you to
think. His newest offering, Wrongfully
Accused, is a pitiful stab at parody with
an emphasis on a movie so outdated
that it already has a sequel available for
rental in video stores.
For the uninformed, the basic plot fol-
lows the plot of The Fugitive,onfy the
joke is that the culprit is a one-armed,
one-legged, one-eyed man. Pretty
Well, if you can contain yourself for the
rest of the column, you might think
twice about going to see this movie
It's almost as good as his last movie,
Mr. Magoo, if that tells you anything.
Nielson stars as Ryan Harrison, a
Harrison FordJack Ryan cohesion, the
self-tided "Lord of the Violin He is
framed for murder by Kelly LeBrock,
whose one good movie was Weird
He gets sent to prison, but the bus
runs off the road and he escapes,
prompting the entrance of an out-of-
his-league Richard Krenna in the
Tommy Lee Jones part. If you want to
see Richard Krenna doing real comedy,
you should go rent Rambo.
Coming out about a month after simi-
lar movies like Jane Austens Mafia! and
Photo courtesy of the Wrongfully
Accused Official Site
Baseketball was probably not a good
thing for this movie, either. Don't
think that I'm a person who thinks
that he's above this type of humor,
because I'm not. I laughed quite a bit
at Mafia probably because it involved
Lloyd Bridges, God rest his soul. I am
also a big fan of all the previous
movies like this involving Nielson, but
it has just gotten too routine.
When you go into the theater, you
expect the same type of slapstick
humor that you've come to expect
from movies such as this. The only
problem is, the jokes just don't work.
In fact, there are two gags that I recall
seeing in both Mafia! and Wrongfully
There was a girl sticking her tongue in
a man's ear and having it come out the
other ear, and a man kisses someone
and leaves a lipstick smudge. These
jokes just aren't shocking enough to be
The main thing that bothered me was
the fact that Pat Proft, the writer and
director, couldn't seem to stick to one
parody. This is the long-since forgot-
ten formula that worked so well in
such classics as Airplane and Hot
Shots. There were references to such
films as The Usual Suspects, Fargo,
North by Northwest and Anaconda
(which itself was a funnier movie than
By the middle of the movie, you will
pretty much figure out that it won't be
getting any better, and by the end you
will want to know how to get your
money back. In conclusion, 1 would
advise that if you see this movie, play a
few hands of poker with your friend
beforehand to see who has to pay for
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Have you ever seen one of
those signs that says "SSDD"
meaning "Same S
Different Day?" It seems that
this should be an appropriate
metaphor for mainstream
music these days. A great deal
of bands have come out these
days and almost all of them
are lackluster as far as invok-
ing a musical revolution.
Unfortunately, Moe is no
To look at the band wholly and
impartially reveals an exceeding
amount of talent as well as musical
taste and background, but there just
is not enough fire in the equation to
burn a permanent imprint on the
The roots that are so firmly
planted are evidently growing from
the same seed that cultivated the
likes of the Allman Brothers Band,
Phish, The Grateful Dead,
Widespread Panic and some Lynyrd
Skynyrd. And as far as the talent
goes, Moe could easily keep up with
their mentors' stature.
It is morally wrong as a music
critic to disregard a band just
because of their musical format.
Every band deserves praise for one
thing or another, and again, Moe is
Sot Mm. continued on page 5
(March 21-April 20)
Anything that you have previously
started needs to be pushed to the
next level now, so get on with it Your
personal life takes precedence this
week, so don't hesitate to resolving
any troubling situations. Keep your
energies focused, your goal is at
You have a very sensible and practi-
cal philosophy on life, as long as you
can avoid getting into a rut Take a
few chances. With just a little extra
effort, you can charm most of the
people around you to your way of
thinking, so put on a big smile.
Support for your ambitions will
come from both your family and
your friends. Money matters in gen-
eral are not looking real bright lately,
take the time to re-evaluate just
where you spend your money. You
are very flexible in your thinking,
which will open up doors.
(June 22-July 23)
Your feelings towards those you love
are deep, but you don't always agree
with their ideas and actions. Having
the tendency to go to extremes will
cause some friction at home - let
moderation be the key to keeping
everyone and everything on an even
(July 24-August 23)
It's time toletgoofsomeofyour
past problems, which will bring a
luence on your present
thinking. It may be best to modify
your behavior in the workplace
before problems arise. Having such
a strong ego will get you in trouble
over and over again.
(August 24 - September 23)
There may be conflict with someone
you love, but it can be avoided if you
listen before you speak. While you
are practical by nature, you would
never know it this week, since you
seem to be spending money every-
where you go. Some quiet time will
be good for you.
(September 24 - October 23)
Balance is really what works for you,
so exercise moderation when deal-
ing with your relatives and family
members. Make your time count,
especially when dealing with chil-
dren. You seem to be taking a whole
new look at yourself - rebuild your
image in a positive way.
(October 24 - November 22)
A smile will go a long way, so try to
be tolerant of others, even if you
strongly disagree with them. There
are new doors of opportunity being
thrown open for you, so be aware
before the chance passes you by. Try
to keep a low profile and you will be
surprised at what gets accom-
(November 23 - December 21)
Make changes now in your financial
picture, and money matters will
start to look better almost immedi-
ately. Try to go against your most
extravagant nature and steer
towards conservative thinking
instead There is a positive exchange
of energy in a partnership.
(December 22 - January 20)
Your partner or members of the
family may be impatient, so you
should be at your best to deal with
them correctly. Clear up any misun-
derstandings as soon as possible.
You seem to have plenty of mental
energy this week, use it to your
advantage in the workplace.
(January 21 - February 19)
Avoid any impulsive spending, or it
will put you more in the hole than
you can imagine. But do follow your
hunches in money matters, especial-
ly those in which you do not have
much experience. Be candid in your
communications and it will smooth
out any snags.
February 20-March 20)
You are in tune with the feelings of
someone you love, making it easy to
do just the right thing - how nice. If
you are feeling a bit depressed and
out of sorts, don't sit around and
mope, start making new friends
instead. The truth is hard to get at
If your birthday:
is this week
You don't like to be taken unaware
by emotions, so be prepared. There
is much about you that is never
revealed, and you prefer it this way,
your privacy is extremely important.
Others may see you as being too
picky. Welcome change in your life.
Horoscope by Miss Anna
4 Wednesday, September 16,
Wake, continued from page 2
As the band pressed on through a
few more songs including "Weight of
Tune and "Forty Days the crowd
seemed to be paying more attention
to their mug status rather than the
In retaliation to the cold shoul-
ders, Wake erupted into
"Jacksonville a good of road song
common to many a traveling band.
They retaliated by turning it into
more of a "jam" in an attempt to get
the mainly hippy crowd up on their
feet and dancing as usual. This plan
After "jamming" out several
more tunes, the band took a break.
Up to this point, the set list consisted
of some album tracks, and songs
(men, Mt of the. member' fottoet
band called Flying Mice
The group returned with a more
loose and relaxed attitude. They
mixed some "jam" songs and
returned to their proverbial coun-
tryrock runes. The crowd became
more responsive and then
singersongwriter Jon Shain asked
"Is anyone here a fan of Outlaw
Country?" After a large response of
Yee Haws! Wake delivered their well-
known cover of Johnny Cash's "Ring
Now that they were in a loose
state of mind, they decided to per-
form some newer material inspired
by their Irish cohort Phil McGerigal
(a friend of the band hailing from
Northern Ireland who is currently
playing various dates in the States
with his own band The Whole Tribe
Sings). The first of these songs, titled
"That Irish One was an instrumen-
tal Irish fig featuring a penny whis-
tle, and the second was an Irish
waltz called "Magnolia Each of
these tunes generated a great deal of
positive crowd response.
Aside from the Irish-inspired
ditties, Wake also changed their tune
in another way. The band took a
more "electric" approach to their
songs, meaning that songs that were
once mainly acoustic were now
being played in a more raucous
"Ghost Dancer" is a perfect
example. On the album, it is an
acoustic track with subtle vocals and
an eerie melody. Tuesday night it
was an all-out bombardment of
emotions, loud guitar and angry
Until then Wake had played a
great variety of tunes, but the best
had yet to come.
It was late and the crowd was
obviously feeling the effects of the
bar. About 6 people announced to
the band that it was their birthday
and Wake obliged by singing "Happy
Birthday" to some of them. But the
Moment of Zen came when a mem-
ber of the crowd gathered the
courage to request an ACDC song.
The baffled Shain repeated the
question to the audience, invoking a
chuckle from below. He proceeded to
strike four chimes on his
Rickenbacker Guitar and slowly
began the intro to the ACDC tune
"Hell's Bells Needless to say the
crowd was swept from their feet
Shain had some difficulty singing
the tune and without warning he
was eagerly relieved by his Irish pal
Phil McGerigal who stepped up to
the microphone and delivered and
almost perfect vocal replica of the
classic rock tune. It was an amazing
this to witness coming from a hokey
countryrock band from Chapd Hill.
Once the crowd settled from this
surprising feat, the band rocked on
more songs including another cover
entitled"Henry"by The New Riders
of the Purple Sage, and finally dos-
ing with the Flying Mice rocker
"House By the Sea
There have been a substantial
number of gripes about the
Greenville music scene downtown.
But in response, as long as Wake
continues to grace our town with its
much-needed diverse show, there is
Wake have no current touring
plans and are reportedly "working on
a bunch of projects Hopefully we will
be seeing new material from Wake in
the near future, but until then if they
are playing in the area, do yourself and
will be worth your while.
Downtown, continued from page'
Saturdays from 12 noon to 11 p.m.
The Attic has expanded. What
was once The Firehouse Tavern is
now the Attic Complex. It's like
three places in one.
The first level is the Rathskeller
Pub, which is a sit-down bar with
TVs, pool tables and games.
Mondays feature Monday night
football night, and on Tuesday they
have Studio 54 Night with live disco
music Upstairs The Attic and the
newly added Phoenix Room still
offer live entertainment.
"We have a wide range of bands
that play here said Joe Toronto,
owner of the Attic Complex. "It
ranges from regional acts to nation-
al recording acts
They also have the comedy zone
on Wednesday nights. For more
information on the goings on of the
Attic Complex, call 752-7303 or find
them on the web at www.attk-
Another new addition to the
downtown area is the extension of
Evans Street The area was once a
walkwaysitting area in front of the
"We are working on putting a
one-way street to the north said
Jim Jatkco, dty engineer. "There will
be parking on one side of the road
and the sidewalks will remain
Construction began in February
of this year and the tentative date for
completion will be the Spring of
1999. Jatkco said once the street is
complete, more businesses will want
to relocate to Evans and bring more
business to stores that are already
there. Unfortunately businesses that
are on Evans are suffering from the
"The construction has hurt busi-
ness said Frank Wondolowski,
manager of Joan's Fashions.
Wondolowski also said he
thought the new road would only
bring the business back up to where
it originally was, but he would like to
see the area grow and prosper.
"If this new area does develop
into more of a college student ori-
ented area, it will benefit not only
the local businesses, but also the
students as well Wondolowski said.
Amar Ahuja, owner of New York
Fashions, is also not pleased with
the construction that begins right
outside his door.
"The construction has hurt my
business a lot Ahuja said, "and
what upsets me is that they do not
work continually. They work for a
week and then they are gone
But just like Wondolowski, Ahuja
hopes once the road is completed,
things will be different
"We certainly hope this brings
more businesses down here Ahuja
said "The sooner they finish the
road, everyone will prosperT
another , . , ,
M M Well, I'll start by
�aT 'inking you for
picking up our third
edition of Fountainhead. We've
worked hard to make it appealing to
masses of busy and distracted stu-
dents, most of whom still don't even
know that The East Carolinian news-
paper even exists.
I mean, interest in a second publica-
tion by the media board is almost
too much to ask of the student popu-
lation, so again I thank you.
We'd like to think that our reviews
and artides are somewhat helpful
and amusing, but if you have any
contrary opinions, please feel free to
e-mail me through the student
media web site.
Ideas and information about local
concerts and other events that may
beofinteresttoour readers are more
I'd love to read what you have to say
about Fountainhead, even if it ain't
nice! Just don't say anything bad
about my mama!
Moe. continued from page 4
The disc, their second by the way,
begins with "Stranger Than Fiction" a
scorching tap-your-feet rawker includ-
ing a slide guitar part that would make
Duane Airman roll over in his grave. It
is no doubt that these guys have done
their Altaians homework, past and
present Warren Haynes would also be
Following that is "Spaz Medicine
This track keeps the pace with its off-
beat time signature and piercing horn
sectioa The guitar riff is catchy and it
has all of the aspects one expects to
find in "Hippie Jam Band" music
Two-part guitar harmonies and then a
long spacey solo a-la Michael Houser
"Letter Home" slows the album
down a bit. It tells of a lonely fella
"thinkin about this and that" as he
reminisces about home.
Surprisingly, though, there is a
pedal steel guitar part that nods at
Jerry Garcia who has been known to
play a pedal steel from time to time. It
adds to the solemnity of the song.
Lyrically, JTn Cans and Car Tires is
not too different from its contempo-
raries. The songs are happy and often
use words that tell of dancing, sun-
shine and of course, happy times. Not
lyrical gangsters this band.
Moe is a very talented and pro-
gressing band, however they are pro-
ducing the same of same ol' when it
comes to music. It seems that these
days if you are not playing in the style
of "Barenaked Jacko-box 20 McCain
and the Blowfish then you are on the
same boat as Phish, Widespread
Panic The Grateful Dead and Moe.
And as long as this trend contin-
ues, we will all be "down by the old
mainstream" until a new wave crashes
on the beach, giving us critics some-
thing else to complain about
The World needs music to survive;
it is a part of human nature, but music
will not be able to help us in any way if
it becomes monotonous and boring.
Irs like making an entire album on a
guitar that only has one string: there
are too many limitations. So until the
levee on the mainstream breaks, we
may be forced to be stuck with SSDD.
GREEN LAKE, Wis. (AP) Visiting
sports teams weren't exactly intimidat-
ed by the mascot for Green Lake High
School. The Lucky Lakers were repre-
sented by a student dressed in a green
felt outfit shaped like a droplet with a
head covering that comes to a point at
the top. The mascot is called The
At games when The Drip shows up
we get quite a few derogatory
remarks confessed cheerleader
1' The Drip isn't a positive mascot
student Jessica Pinch agreed
Wednesday It isn't big and power-
ful Meg Duhr Schultz, student council
president, said a student poll showed
less than 2 percent wanted to keep the
drippy mascot Now a two-year cam-
paign by students to drop The Drip
has borne fruit So what have the stu-
dents picked? A lion? Perhaps a hawk?
Nope - it's a frog. At least one faculty
member disagreed with the new
They live in stagnant water Arlene
Allen said They are not aggressive
and aren't a good representation for
TONKERS,NX(AP) A young bride
who really hated the Frank Sinatra
tunes her wedding singer insisted on
singing decided to sue him and won.
In March, Bridget Griffin- Amiel agreed
to pay $3,275 for a five-piece band led
by singer Paul Rich to perform at her
After the contract was signed, but .
before the wedding, Rich quit the
band. Rocco Terris, owner of the
orchestra, didn't tell the bride, saying,
Sometimes it's not the best to
announce this a day or two before the
Instead, he sent Tony Avena to cover
for Rich. The blushing bride noticed
the difference. She said Tony stank.
" He sang Frank Sinatra-type tunes
said Ms. Griffin-Amiel I didn't want
Frank Sinatra-type tunes She had
expected Rich to be more upbeat and
The bride demanded half her money
back. Terris sent her $1,000, insisting
the wedding had been a success. The
bride sued for the remainder and won,
with the judge ruling that the substi-
tute wedding singer" was by no
means equivalent" to the original.
1' I'm not saying this singer was
incompetent" Judge Thomas
Dickerson said Wednesday. ' But he
wasn't the style she preferred
HANSON, Mass. (AP) Peter
Banusiewicz has broken two hearts
and is working on his third.
Banusiewicz, 29, is recovering
this week after undergoing a
rare second heart transplant
" In some ways it's ridiculous. I
know people who haven't had
this many lovers, never mind
hearts Banusiewicz said
Dr. Gregory Couper, surgical director of
the heart transplant program at
Brigham & Women's Hospital in
Boston, said only about 5 percent of all
heart transplant patients receive a
It really is quite unusual. Because
organs are such a very precious and
rare resource, the patient almost has to
be a better candidate than the first
time around he said.
Banusiewicz has suffered from heart
problems since he was an infant and
received his first transplant in 1986 at
age 17. He was fine but began feeling
ill two years ago.
I was a house plant he said My
mother would come by and water me
His mother is pleased It's wonder-
ful said Winifred Banusiewicz I
can't believe all they can do. Now it's
zip in and zip out, almost like having
your tonsils out
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) After nearly a
quarter of a century of stillness, the
bell of Walnut Ridge Baptist Church
suddenly began ringing. Without
warning Monday afternoon, the bell
which hasn't worked since about 1974
chimed and was audible up to a half-
It hasn't worked for so long that
most people at the church didn't know
there was a oeD in there said the Rev.
David Moore on Wednesday. It rang for
112 hours before neighbors finally
called police to get it stopped The
police tracked down the stunned pas-
tors who were able to turn off the
motorized bell and its timer. But that
didn't give them answers as to what
One theory is that workmen may have
ratded something to set the bell off.
Also, the church was struck by light-
ning two weeks ago, which may have
had something to do with it
Whatever the reason, church officials
are pleased their bell is back. And
they're thankful - for their neighbors'
sake - that the bell didn't start ringing
in the middle of the night
They plan to set the timer to let it ring
for Sunday morning services.
ORLANDO, Fla.(AP) Someone out
there REALLY likes Leonardo
Dozens of copies of the just-released
Titanic" video were looted from
three Orlando-area video stores this
weekend. In each case, a burglar broke
a window of a Blockbuster store and
stole armfuls of the hit movie from a
display, said Sgt Jeff Gohz, a
spokesman for the Orlando police
Fifty-four Titanic" videos and 18
Titanic" compact discs were taken
from one store. An unknown number
was taken from the other stores. The
videos went on sale for the first time
last week and sell for between $20 and
" They're all similar modus operandi
so I would think they were linked
Gohz said Tuesday of die burglaries.
About 240 " Titanic videos were
stolen from a warehouse near the
Orlando International Airport last
month, Goltz said. They ended up for
sale at a local flea market
No arrests have been made.
SAN DIEGO (AP) Who's foolish
enough to ride a wooden roller coaster
for 10 weeks straight, sleep in its cars
and endure some 18,151 nauseating
Meet Debbie Arnold, Robert Cramer,
Lee Vath, Krys Golaski and Mary
Amoroso five people who hung on
for 70 days aboard the Giant Dipper at
Belmont Park, each hoping to outlast
the other and win $50,000.
In the end, contest officials had to stop
the dizzying ride Tuesday and split the
winnings: $10,000 for each and a five-
day trip to Hawaii.
1' Everyday, what we've gone through
and what our families have gone
through, it wasn't worth it said a
shook-up Arnold, who thinks she may
actually have lost money by foregoing
wages all summer.
Since dimbing aboard on June 30, the
so-called Party of Five" were pulled
through a pitch-black tunnel, cranked
up to a 73-foot high point and yanked
over 12 more slopes as fast as 55 mph
for 1412 hours a day.
They slept overnight in the coaster
which counted for eight hours without
blankets or pillows, and got only two
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half-hour breaks and three 10-minute
breaks a day.
Though the Guinness Book of World
Records no longer keeps official
records on the subject, on Aug. 31 the
Giant Dipper crew topped the 61 days
racked up by three coaster riders in
Atlanta earlier this year.
Enough's enough said Amoroso, a
35-year-old mother of three We've
been through a lot, all five of us
' This is the hardest $10,000 I've ever
made quipped Cromer.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) A man
armed with a butter knife robbed a
hotel clerk and then slipped away with
an undetermined amount of cash.
Just a butter knife?
That's a serrated butter knife said
Sgt. James Pace of the weapon used in
Monday's robbery at a Holiday Inn.
Pace said the man came in about 5
a. m asked the clerk about renting a
room and then followed the clerk into
a private office where he produced the
knife and demanded money.
Police were trying to determine
whether the hotel robbery was linked
to an earlier stickup at a nearby
Phantoms at Hendrix Theater
Comedy Zone, Kevin Hughes
Clang Quartet, Elvis X at Local 506
in Chapel Hill
Gran Torino at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro
Wild Things at Hendrix Theater
Bondoring, Water Biscuit at Peasant's Cafe
The Downtown Scene Swimsuit Model Search Finals w Stall 42 at The Attic
Vibraswirl, Basement at Local 506 in Chapel Hill
Wild Things at Hendrix Theater
Mishap at Peasant's Cafe
House of Dreams, Sunnywheat at The Attic
Mix 101.5 Flashback Festival at the Walnut Creek
Amphitheatre in Raleigh
The Cliff Men at Local 506 in Chapel Hill
Cravin' Melon at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro
Swing, Tango, Rumba lessonsdance with the USABDA, 7 p.m Mendenhall
Wild Things at Hendrix Theater
Fat Mamma at Peasant's Cafe
Cravin' Melon at The Attic
Chup Toads, Less Than Perfect, People Can Fly at The Back Door
American Primitive Nite: Lud, special guests at Local 506 in Chapel Hill
Southern Culture on the Skids at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro
Wild Things at Hendrix Theater
ECU Symphony Orchestra, 3 p.m Wright Auditorium
The Neckbones at Local 506 in Chapel Hill
Fred Eaglesmith at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro
Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, 8 p.m
Kramer Reality Road Show, 8 p.m Wright Auditorium
Vyper House at Peasant's Cafe
Mike Mesmereyes at The Attic
Groove Riders at Boli's
Reel Big Fish, Spring-Heeled Jack, Frenzal Rhomb at Cat's
Cradle in Carrboro
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