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4 Years
College careers are stretching
past the traditional four years
Scott Flowers
contributing writer
If you are like most students, you are struggling to
obtain your degree in the traditional four years.
A study by the ECU Department of Planning and
Institutional Studies shows that somewhere around
21 percent of first time freshman graduate in four
years. The study, completed in 1997, reveals that
most students take more than five years to earn their
first bachelor's degree.
These numbers may be surprising to some, but
according to one senior, they sound fairly true.
"I can count on one hand the number of people I
know who graduated on time said Jill Wells, a
Many students feel that graduating in four years is
all but impossible.
Anthony Rappa, a recent graduate of ECU, said,
"I went to school full time and made good grades
and it still took me an extra semester to graduate
According to Don Joyner, Assistant Dean of
Undergraduate Studies, the number of students
graduating on time are on the rise.
"Currently, about 21 percent of first time fresh-
man are graduating in four years Joyner said.
Joyner spends most of his time with students on aca-
demic warning and academic probation.
Joyner gives advice to students struggling with
their academic careers. Some of his tips are:
Know yourself and your abilities, choose some-
thing not only that you enjoy, but also a major in
which you have some aptitude, if you have poor
scores in chemistry or biology you should stay away
from medical majors and if you arc planning to major
in Computer Science, be sure that you enjoy math
and can complete Calculus courses.
Joyner also said to keep in mind entrance require-
ments for certain schools. Most schools, such as the
School of Business, have minimum GPA require-
ments. Find out the requirements, and be sure you
qualify. This may save you from having to take addi-
tional semesters to raise your GPA
In addition to these tips, Joyner also suggested
students know how long earning the degree will
take. Look at required courses, and see if you can
complete the curriculum within an agreeable
amount of time.
Difficulties in choosing a major can also lead to a
postponed date of graduation, Joyner said. Most stu-
dents change their major two or three times before
ultimately deciding. According to Joyner, choosing a
major early can increase your chances of graduating
in four years.
Choosing a major can affect the rest of your life,
Joyner says. This causes many students to feel
uncomfortable with their first choice.
"One of the questions I ask students is 'Do you
feel that there is only one man or woman that is right
for you?' When they answer, 'No I ask, 'Well, why
then can there only be one major that's right for
Joyner says the point of this story is that students
should be open-minded when choosing a major.
"Students should use introspection, personal
experiences and job availability Joyner said.
According to Joyner students are working harder
and graduating sooner than they ever have.
"I love to hear success stories Joyner said.
'There are more success stories than there are peo-
ple doing badly

Bill increases penalty
for making bomb threats
Parents will be fined
for children's actions
Peter Dawyot
senior writer
In the wake of the recent shootings at
Columbine High School in Colorado,
pranksters have been calling in bomb
threats to schools across the country,
leaving lawmakers to work to pre-
vent some of the recent threats.
Students and and teachers nation-
wide have experienced a surge in
bomb threats since the incident in
Colorado. In North Carolina alone,
68 school-related bomb threats
have been reported to the N.C.
Emergency Management Officials
since April 21( the day after the
Columbine shooting).
State officials have sought out an
alternative method to deal with
those who threaten others this way,
by proposing a bill which would
increase and encourage more inter-
vention from parents.
Bob Martin, North Carolina
state senator, said he is concerned
about the problems surrounding
violence in the school system. He
believes in the new bill, and thinks
that its efforts should curb some of
the threats which have been insti-
gated by the Columbine events.
Dennard named head of Institute
of Historical and Cultural Research
Distinguished ECU
Professor Selected
Marshall Page
staff writer
Dr. David C. Dennard, a member
of the ECU History Department
since 1986, has been named as
head of the Institute for Historical
and Cultural Research.
The appointment was made by
Dr. Keats Sparrow, dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences, and
is scheduled to become effective
August 16.
"Dr. Dennard's background in
history, and his experience as an
intern in academic administration
made him the best candidate
Sparrow said.
Dennard will be replacing Dr.
Henry Ferrell, the Institute's
founding director, who will resume
teaching and research full-time.
The 11-year-old Institute is
involved in projects at various his-
Dr. David C. Dennard
torical sites around North Carolina.
The director's job is to meet with
representatives of historical attrac-
tions and archeological sites, and
increase ECU involvement
through student internship and
faculty research.
"The existence of the Institute
highlights the prominent leader-
ship role that the College of Arts
and Sciences continues to play in
promoting an expansive and seri-
ous study of history in North
Carolina Dennard said.
Karen Baldwin, Director of the
North Carolina Studies Program,
said she was anticipating working
with Dr. Dennard, since they share
a great deal of the same interest.
"I am looking forward to-work-
ing with Dr. Dennard, since it is a
challenging time in developing
North Carolina Studies, especially
in the issues dealing with Culture
and History in eastern North
Carolina Baldwin said.
"I look forward to maintaining
support for existing projects and
exploring other possible ventures
that may create additional research
opportunities for ECU students,
faculty and staff Dr. Dennard
Dr. Dennard attended Fort
Valley State College in Georgia
and Atlanta University. He went
on to get his doctoral degree from
Northwestern University. He
taught at Fayetteville State
University before joining the
History Department at ECU. He
teaches classes in American history
along with courses on the Old
South, and the history of African
Americans which are the focus of
his research. Dr. Dennard fre-
quently represents ECU at histo-
ry seminars around the country.
Bowling alley to undergo renovations
Miles Edmundson bowls at the Mendenhall Bowling alley.
Project estimated
to cost$80,000
Peter Dawyot
senior writer
Due to a lag in attendance, and
poor quality lanes among other
things, the Mendenhall Student
Center is planning major renova-
tions to the bowling alley.
Bill Clutter, Director of
Mendenhall Student Center, has
big plans waiting for the bowling
alley, hopefully to increase the
schools competition against other
local bowling alleys such as AMF.
Roughly $80,000 worth of
improvements such as black light
bowling, psychedelic light pat-
terns on the ball returns, automat-
ic scoring and synthetic lanes,
which require far less repairs than
actual wooden lanes. These are
among some of the changes in
store. All lanes have the ability to
glow, giving the lanes a unique
atmosphere Clutter said. All may
soon be present to the alley
through money which comes from
student fees.

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Harvard University � CAMBRIDGE, Mass. � In the latest in a string
of security breaches to Harvard University's computing systems, a broke
into the system which hosts the e-mail accounts in the "wjh" domain�
including members of the psychology and sociology departments.
In response, William James Hall Computer Services staff has asked
account holders with the "@wjh" suffix to change their passwords.
"Basically someone got into our system and created some havoc around
here said Jon E. Strom, a wjh microcomputer support associate.
Strom said the hacker's entrance caused little trouble beyond the annoy-
ance of creating a new password.
"It's nothing major, but just a big inconvenience for people to change
their passwords" he said.
The problem was noted a couple of weeks ago by a system administra-
tor, according to Rick Osterberg '96, coordinator of residential computing
This is the third major breach to the University's network this year. In
February an intruder broke into the FAS system through terminals in Sever
Hall. A similar
incident occurred in October in Eliot House.
Osterberg said the most recent incident involved the installation of a
"packet sniffer" that was installed on the local network to monitor the traf-
fic, which includes login names and passwords.
As is typical in hacking incidents like this, the hacker did not tamper
with individual accounts.
"Security incidents like this rarely, if ever, involve people tampering
with individual e-mail accounts, or reading people's mail Osterberg wrote
in an e-mail message. "The hackers are more interested in using a particu-
lar site as a jump-off point to try to break into other systems, to better hide
their trail
Osterberg emphasized that users across the University could protect
their e-mail accounts by changing passwords frequently.
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Clutter wants the alley, which
was built in 1974, to be updated to
a more trendy 90s feel. Other addi-
tions such as new lanes that have
been rebuilt, are also under plan.
Clutter said that no firm date
has been set yet as to when reno-
vations will begin, but they are
planning for a date near the end
of July. It is expected to be com-
pleted by August 15, just in time
for the Fall semester.
Clutter who came to ECU
three years ago from Florida
State saw that ECU's bowling
program was out of date just as
Florida's alley had also been. He
hopes the changes will provide
more students with a chance to
come to the alley and have a
good time.
Workers for the alley also hope
that with the improvements more
students will also come to the
alley. Employee, Jereme
Lovelace, said that this summer
there has not been much turnout
for the alley.
"During the summer we've
always been slow, but Irenova-
tions should help. I don't think it
will hurt Lovelace said.
Y2K virus to be checked June 30
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) �
Somewhere between catastrophe
and nary a glitch lies the truth in
what Americans and Kansans can
expect when computers are first fed
data using the year 2000.
For the state of Kansas, the first
test will come at midnight on June
30, when the state's new fiscal year
begins fiscal year 2000.
� There is concern in some states
that the problem of whether a com-
puter will identify double zero as
the year 2000 or 1900 has not been
fixed, and that there will be lots of
But Kansas officials say the
state's computers are ready for the
start of the new fiscal year, and 00
should be no big deal.
The second big test comes Oct. 1,
the start of the federal government's
fiscal year. That date is worrying
state officials much more than what
they expect to happen on July 1.
"I feel very confident where we
are said Sen. Stan Clark, R-
Oakley, vice chairman of the
I nformat ion Technology
"The big concern I have is
where we link up with the databas-
es of the federal government. I'm
very concerned over some of those
issues, over which we have
absolutely no control
The Y2K concerns focus on the
transfer of funds from federal agen-
cies to state agencies, with the
Departments of Human Resources,
Social and Rehabilitation Services
and Health and Environment the
most vulnerable because of the large
amounts of federal funds they
If the federal agencies that sup-
ply those funds have problems get-
ting their computers to recognize
the new fiscal year, fund transfers
could stop on Oct. 1.
Dan Stanley is secretary of the
Department of Administration and
the man charged with making sure
Kansas agencies get their computers
fixed so 2000 is no problem.
He said the federal government
made airline safety, the delivery of
Social Security checks and prevent-
ing nuclear missile detonations its top
Y2K priorities. Those systems should
be all right, he said, but other federal
agencies may experience problems.
July 1, Stanley said, "is the first
test of using our financial system with
the four-digit date code does it rec-
ognize 2000 or does it reset to 1900?"
If there is a problem on July 1, he
said, it would be the computation of
different state funds that receive
fresh appropriations for fiscal year
Most likely to be affected,
Stanley said, are interagency trans-
fers: the issuance of warrants to
make payments. "A lot of this could
happen he said.
"We will be watching to see how
the computer responded he
added. "
"If it just shuts down, you'll
understand what happened. If it
issues random errors you might not
catch that for a while
But, Stanley said, he expects no
problems on July 1 with the state's
computers. He isn't sure about
some local governments' comput-
The latest report card on state
agencies' compliance with the Y2K
program shows 95 percent are set; 4
percent have fixed their problems
and are being tested to confirm they
are OK, and 1 percent remain on the
"mission critical" list
That category means the
agency's non-compliance could
have a major impact on public safe-
ty, health, welfare or economy, or
could have serious liability conse-
quences for the state.
He said there could be problems
with the federal computers come
Oct. 1, but he doesn't think they will
be serious.
Farmers need money for small quotas
RALEIGH (AP) � Tobacco
farmers and allotment holders need
a quick infusion of money to com-
pensate for smaller tobacco quotas,
say lawmakers who want to revise a
plan to distribute $4.6 billion from a
national tobacco settlement.
Critics, however, say it would be
wrong to alter the agreement
reached in March and risk the share
set aside for an economic develop-
ment foundation to help communi-
ties hurt by the settlement
Hashing out plans for distributing
the state's share of the national tobac-
co settlement consumed the House
for nearly a month this session, when
leaf growers' fight for half of the $4.6
Bomb threats
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"Many of our schools have been
paralyzed in recent weeks by bomb
threats and other threats of violence
- at a cost of hundreds of thousands
of dollars Martin said. " These
threats will not be tolerated
The new bill which has been
proposed would actually place a
portion of the blame on parents,
thus insuring responsibilities of
their children if they are caught
making bomb threats. The propos-
al would require a 365-day suspen-
sion for students who make bomb
threats, and also increase the crimi-
nal penalties.
Aside from that it also would
make parents pay for costs up to
$100,000, a large jump from the
$2,000 maximum penalty in which
billion ignited a mostly partisan battle.
Before the legislative session
ends, the committee is expected to
pick up the contentious money issue
the House left dangling in March.
The bill passed in March chan-
nels one-quarter of the settlement
the state expects to receive over
the next 25 years, about $1.15 bil-
lion, into a trust fund for tobacco
growers and allotment holders.
Another 25 percent goes to a trust
fund for health programs, and the
economic development foundation
will receive half, or $2.3 billion.
Now, a bipartisan group of law-
makers supports redirecting the
money flow to give the tobacco
parents are subjected to currently.
Kay Williams, Communications
Director for the NC Department of
Public Instruction, said in a recent
interview with theDaily Reflector
that sometimes tfbsts can be seri-
ously more tharthe $2,000 penalty,
ranging as high as $100,000 in some
school systems.
Sen. Martin Williams and
Farmville High Assistant Principal
Glen Joyner hope that the bill's
severity would cause parents to
take a closer look at what their chil-
dren are doing, since they too are
now included into the penalties to
a more severe extent
The bill makes sure that stu-
dents who threaten their classmates
and teachers will face serious conse-
quences Martin said. "It also lets
parents know that they are responsi-
ble for their children's' actions
Williams hopes that the bill
fund all its money in the first half of
the 25-year payment cycle, rather
than dividing the money propor-
tionately as the annual installments
arrive. Money would be siphoned
from the foundation, which would
see most of its money in the second
half of the 25-year cycle.
"We made a deal and we ought
to stick to it said Adam Searing,
project director for the N.C. Health
Access Coalition.
In addition to the proposed dis-
tribution revision, the committee
will also work on a bill determining
who is eligible for money from the
trust funds and defining the boards
that would oversee them.
would be able to curb some of the
threats which have recently been
called in at an alarming pace
nationwide. Locally however,
Joyner said that they had no threats
this year at Farmville High.
Pitt county schools have not
been affected by the recent acts as
much as other district. Barry
Gaskin who is in charge of student
safety for Pitt County schools said
that they typically have about three
or four threats each year around
exam time but no more than usual.
He believes that it appears like
there are a lot more in this school
system, simply because the media
has been focusing on the issue
" We must never let our guard
down against school violence
Martin said. " Our students deserve
the best education they can get-and
that includes safe schools
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As many of us have noticed the frequency of school bomb threats
and violence on the nation's campuses have taken a drastic
turn. More disturbingly, there seems to be no end in sight Of�there?
For those of you who believe that the punishment for students who
call in bomb threats should be stricter, you might just be getting some
new peace of mind.
State officials have proposed a new bill which states that students
who make bomb threats will be subject to a 365-day suspension and
increased criminal penalties. The new bill also encourages more inter-
vention from parents and places responsibilities on them if the stu-
dents are caught.
This is great, maybe now parents will feel as if they need to be more
involved in that "weird sounding school project in the garage And,
increased monetary penalties will raise parents' incentive to keep a
watchful eye. The current $2,000 maximum penalty will be boosted to
a shocking $100,000 � a large step from the old penalty.
Some other people still feel that the majority of students who call in
false bomb threats are just pulling childhood pranks. They might be
trying to get out of exams or have a early break from school. This
seems ridiculous. Those people are the parents that will be borrowing
that $100,000 from the bank. Maybe, this new bill will put a stop to
these "pranks Hopefully, most students are smart enough not to
make such threats, and continuing education will help identify those
students who are at risk. Some schools have brought in call tracer sys-
tems in hopes of catching callers.
We all want safe schools for ourselves and our future children.
Everything should be done to curb school violence. Even, if it means
forcing the government to put a few more of our tax dollars to good use.
Kill summertime blues
Bills 'nickel and dime' us
It just ticks me off that 1 have
to pay money for something I
should get anyway.
That's it. I am finally going
insane from all of the bills that I
get. Along with most ECU stu-
dents, I am seriously concerned
about the erroneous charges occur-
ring on these bills. It's not so much
that I cannot afford these bills. It
just ticks me off that I have to pay
money for something I should get
First, the touch-tone charge.
They charge you a dollar for that
annoying sound that you get when
you pick up the phone. Then there
is a line access charge, which is usu-
ally five bucks. They are charging
you for the privilege to pick up a
phone to pay more money for a
phone call. They even charge you
20 bucks to get your phone cut on,
when they should be happy
enough that you are using their ser-
vice at all.
I can see their view. Profit, prof-
it, profit. Well this is how profit
works. You work, and are paid less
than what you are worth, so you can
go out and buy products for more
than what they are worth. The
phone companies are outrageous.
When you go to McDonald's, you
don't have to pay the person at the
counter an extra five bucks to make
your sandwich for you. They just
give you the burger at the normal
price, and you're happy. But some-
how the phone industry feels that
since they are a public commodity,
they can just charge whatever they
want, even if it is unjustified.
And then there are the power
bills. My electric bill last month
was at least 40 bucks higher than
anything we had in the summer,
and we had the AC blowing night
and day. I mean, what the heck?
We were even gone for a week!
A 20-ounce drink costs almost a
dollar, whereas a 2-liter runs about
80 cents. Drinks like Pepsi are
about a cent's worth of water, sugar
and coloring. I don't drink soft
drinks hardly anymore, because it
disgusts me that these people are
making a 10,000 percent profit off
me every time I drink one.
Watch out. I think there's some-
thing fishy going on with all of this.
! know that in Greenville there
:f is not an abundance of things
to do during the day. But if
S' you are plagued by the sum-
. mertime blues, try doing some
of the things I mentioned.
Well, it is summer again, and it is
, hot and humid here in the Emerald
'City. For some, this summer is a
long-needed break. For some, a
job is how they are spending their
� summer. Regardless of h6w you are
spending your summer in
Greenville, there is no doubt that
you have noticed changes around
here. One change is about 13,000
students are missing! Several of my
friends have gone home or else-
where for the summer. For some,
these missing friends may mean
summertime blues. No friends
could lead to mammoth depres-
sion, binge eating, or worse yet,
going to the movies by yourself. Yet
Fear Not!
Yours truly has a few suggestions
for those summertime blues.
Try going to the Student Rec
Center. I have gone for the last few
days and made use of the stair-
climber. Well actually, the stair-
climber made use of me. My legs
felt like Jell-O. Yet that was a good
thing. I felt productive and I felt
good the rest of the day. Of course I
left the gym and went and had a
frosty (which is not unusual). The
rec center also has a big pool,
weights, aerobics, well, you know
what they have over there. Go
check it out for yourself. Or, if the
indoor workout is not your thing,
try running. The town commons is
a good place to start. Now, if you
saw my little beer belly you'd think
that I was a hypocrite advocating
the merits of working out. Well, my
little 'belly is exactly why I am
advocating working out! I'm trying
to lose it! Something tells me the
frostys may be impeding this,
process however.
If working out is not your thing
then there are other things to do.
Take whatever friends you have,
left (or if you don't have any pay,
someone to be) and head over tr
the Carmike 12 Movie Theater
There is usually a good movie play
ing on one of the screens. Go see
Star Wars for the I8th time. Or
guys, take the girlfriend to sec
You've Got Mail. My girlfriend just
loved that one.
If six dollars per ticket just hurts
your wallet a litde too much, try
power walking through the mall.
I'm just kidding Of course, some,
people do this. I have never under-
stood power walking; those ladies,
with their arms swinging make me.
a little nervous about losing my
teeth. I'm still a little too young for,
I know that in Greenville there
is not an abundance of things to do,
during the day. But if you are
plagued by the summertime blues
try doing some of the things I men-
tioned. Or, maybe Krispy Krcme is
hiring. You could get a part time job
there. By the way, if you do, bring
me a doughnut.
Cold classes cause shivers
Intimacy is what we are
searching for, and I am sure
there an many more secluded
spots along the river and pos-
sibly even around campus.
Summer is a time for love. Can
you not feel the energy in the air? I
think it has something to do with
the heat It seems to melt away all
inhibition and lets you just flow
freely with the breeze.
This is the best time of year to
share with someone else, and even
if you have had a long dry spell over
the winter it seems as though dur-
ing the summer you can find that
special connection. Life slows
Bring in some lovin' heat
down to a smoother sweeter pace,
and things can happen in their own
time without being "squeezed in
If you do not feel this way, per-
haps you think life in Greenville is
slow enough as it is, I would sug-
gest asking someone you are with
or maybe someone who you have
had your eye on for some time to
take a picnic lunch with you at a
park in the area. Town Commons
would be the most obvious choice
to me, but it might be even nicer to
find a more unusual spot to cele-
brate the heat of summer.
Intimacy is what we are search-
ing for, and I am sure there are
many more secluded spots along
the river and possibly even around
campus. The East Carolina
University campus is fabulously
designed and groomed for your
enjoyment so enjoy it!
If you have someone who is spe-
cial in your life right now, take the
opportunities presented to you by
nature to express how you feel. Let
your animal instinct show itself,
and revel in the boundless joy of
summer. Take the nights with their
cool breezes, and go star gazing.
Because when you look into your
partner's eyes at that moment, it
will make you want to holler.
Perhaps you do not have a part-
ner to share with at the moment,
but never fear. There is someone
right now simply waiting for you to
come along, and sweep them off
their feet into an oblivion of delight
and merriment. Your mission,
should you choose to accept it is to
seek and destroy that person where
they stand.
Good luck and be warm, until
we meet again.
Why must it be freezing
cold in GC? Temperature
in GC is neither constant
nor comfortable.
Ah. Another beautiful summer
' day. I love summer! Long days of
sitting outside, swimming in the
pool and running in the evenings.
�jWhen I get up, I look forward to
another wonderful day. The sun is
shining, and it is already 70
degrees. I think that today is defi-
nitely a shorts and tank top day.
I walk to school, relishing in the
joy of the bright sunshine this
cloudless morning. The gentle
breeze blows through my hair, and
even this gentle puff of wind is
warm. What a wonderful day!
I step into GC to go to my 8 a .m
. class, and goose bumps pop up all
over my skin. It's cold in here! Not
only am I suddenly deprived of the
sunshine that I thrive on, but I am
trapped in an overly air conditioned
building. Yuck! Could you think of
a more unpleasant and uninviting
place to be on a summer morning?
Let me just say, I am a person
who enjoys perpetual warmth. I
would have no problem with living
in a tropical paradise with only a
swimsuit, a bottle of sunscreen and
a strawberry daiquiri. I am one of
the few people in this world who
does not appreciate air condition-
ing. Very rarely do I feel the need to
interrupt the beauty of my sun
basking with a blast of cold air.
Now we go back to the story of the
refrigerator otherwise known as the
General Classroom Building.
Through my three hours
of morning classes, I shake, shiver
and pray for 11:10. Why must it be
freezing cold in GC? Temperature
in GC is neither constant nor com-
fortable. It has gotten to the point
where I am dragging my sweater to
class. In the winter, everyone
wears a t-shirt underneath their
sweater so they can strip. Must we
constantly adjust to fit the temper-
ature of a building? In my case, as
I am sure is the same with many
others, I walk a good distance to
school in the morning. My body
adjusts to the temperature outside,
and GC is an unpleasant shock to
the system. I wish that they'd
remember what season it is!
True, there are many peo-
ple who are comfortable in GC.
These people enjoy the air condi-
tioning and love GC like no other
building on campus. For those
people, I will ask that the tempera-
ture remains cool and air condi-
tioned. It is not fair that those who
are warm blooded constantly roast.
My only wish is that everyone
could perceive temperature the
same. I guess until that day, I will
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Greenville offers options
for summertime fun
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If you think the summer months in Greenville can get
extremely boring, there may be some alternatives that
you haven't considered.
If you are stuck here, bored out of your mind, you
may want to try one simple solution-the yellow pages.
Thumb through the pages until you find something
interesting. Some options will open themselves up
rather quickly.
One of the first to jump out is AMF East Carolina
Lanes, Greenville's bowling center. Two nights a
week, the center offers a special where you are able to
bowl all you can from 10pm to midnight for a mere $6.
"It's fun said Mike Thorsby, ECU junior. "It's
definitely something to do
For those of you who want to remain on the hard-
wood, Sportsworld of Greenville may seem intriguing.
The roller skating rink is open until 9 p.m. on week
nights and midnight on weekends. During the week,
they have specialty nights such as Christian Music
night and Teen night, and every Sunday they have a
College night.
"We reach capacity (400) on most college nights and
weekends said Timmy Baize, assistant manager. .
If travel doesn't bother you, you can always take that
two hour trip to the beach. You can also go to Goose
Creek State Park in Washington, which offers beaches
and a nature trail.
If you are looking for more of a rush, and a chance to
take out a little aggression on your friends, two alterna-
tives seem rather interesting. East Carolina Paintball
and Laser Knights both offer the chance to shoot
friends and strangers alike. Though you can shoot peo-
ple at both, the paintballs can hurt you more than your
"Paintballs can hurt, believe me
ECU senior.
Laser Knights is fairly inexpensive when compared to
other laser tag businesses. On Tuesday's from 5-9pm,
they offer a special that allows patrons to play 30 minute
games for $6.50 and Thursday offers $5 games all day.
- "Playing against-your friends is always fun said
Michael Heath, assistant manager. "The adrenaline rush
is amazing too
For the sports
Greenville has
Bradford Creek
Golf Club, which
is quite competi-
tive in its rates.
Some free
options include
River Birch
Tennis Center
which is open
well past dark.
Another free
alternative is disc
golf. Greenville's
course lies
Harrington Field
on Charles
Boulevard. At
any time of day,
numerous golfers
can be found,
discs in hand.
"You can go out
with your friends
and have a great
time said Cory
Phoenix, an avid
disc golfer. If you do not have any discs, the SRC will
check them out to you or you can buy the discs used at
"Play it Again Sports
If free Is what you are looking for, jump on your bike
and ride. If you do not have access to a bike, lace up those
shoes and run. Just be creative, and if you can't, thumb
through those yellow pages, at least that will take up
some time.
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It's one of those rare occasions
when everybody wants to become a
volunteer for a good cause, even
taking into account hot summer
heat, dehydration or to get denied
because of too many applications.
It's the time of year when bas-
ketball's biggest name, accompa-
nied with who's who in Hollywood
and America's sports scene, all
come together to play golf and raise
money for North Carolina's Ronald
McDonald Mouses. Starting June
24, the fifteenth annual Michael
Jordan Celebrity Golf Classic, and
1999 have both been designated
the "Year of the Volunteer Over
800 volunteers from eastern North
Carolina and Pitt County support
the MJCGC each year. Volunteers
work with concessions and sou-
venir sales, security, tournament
transportation and many other
issues to insure the success of the
"We felt the need to salute
those people who so graciously
donate their time said Pam
Shadle, Tournament Director.
"Without them, none of this would
be possible
Beta Alpha Psi's national
accounting fraternity members
"It's such a gnat cause, and it
gives you a chance to meet
famous people face to face
Amy Szalaj
Bail Aloha Psi member
Amy Szalaj, Tom Bull and
Annamarie Britton are among this
year's ECU student volunteers.
Szalaj and Bull are both graduate
students volunteering for their sec-
ond year.
heart of
"It's such a great cause, and it
gives you a chance to meet famous
people face to face Szalaj said.
She has met Michael Jordan,
Jeremy London ("Party of Five"),
and held the sign for Richard
Rountree ("Shaft"). Holding a sign
entails walking close to the celebri-
ty so the crowd can see who's up
next and what their standing is.
Szalaj spent half a day with
London, something many fans only
dream of. "He was such a nice guy,
taking pictures with fans and sign-
ing autographs
According to Bull, he didn't get
a chance to meet many celebrities
last year.
"There were already so many
fans around, it seemed like a both-
er said Bull, who originally volun-
teered at the request of Dr.
McCarthy, ECU School of
Business. "It sounded like fun
Bull said. He carried the sign for
Cathleen Sullivan last year, but this
year he and his wife are going to be
liaisons at Greenville Country Club
It's good to be the king
Mandorico shows
Greenville its style
Mandorico, the self proclaimed,
"Kings of Latin Ska" wore their
crown with pride Saturday night at
Peasant's Cafe.
The crowd quickly took a liking
to Mandorico, dancing to the salsa-
ska tunes. While listening to the
music, it is quite difficult to decide
how you want to dance. You could
salsa, or rock, but most of the con-
cert goers displayed an "I'm hav-
ing fun so leave me alone" tech-
Mandorico showcases a wide
variety of horns and congas. They
also have an odd combination of
vocal harmonies, well timed conga
solos and horns. At times, the band
seemed to feed off of each other as
well as the crowd.
The band played all the songs
from their debut album, "Familiar
"We just want to make people
dance said Mark Solano, bassist.
Each song they played should
be considered a success to Solano
and his mates. Like most ska
bands, Mandorico's CD can't com-
pare to the bands on stage pres-
ence. The CD has nowhere near
the energy of the live show and
quite honestly, it doesn't do the
ous that the bands sound and style
were both way too large for the
crowded stage.
Mandorico cemented them-
selves and their sound into many of
the people at Peasant's Saturday.
They nearly sold out of the debut
CD. Though Latin-Ska seems to
Mandorico's band members rocked 'Peasant's Saturday night with ska rhythms.
band justice.
Peasant's stage seemed far too
small for a seven member band,
and after hearing trombone player
April HoweH's vocals, it was obvi-
be a musical genre that they creat-
ed themselves, they are definitely
royalty in that genre.
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saber-wielding Jedi Knights and
Julia Roberts' romance with Hugh
Grant fended off Anthony Hopkins
as a crazed ape-man at the weekend
box office, industry estimates
showed Sunday.
"Star Wars: Episode I - The
Phantom Menace" held on to the
No. 1 spot, earning $32.2 million
over the weekend to top the $250
million mark.
The romantic comedy "Notting
Hill starring Ms. Roberts and Grant,
continued to fare well in its second
week, taking in $15 million over the
weekend for a total of $49.4 million.
The only new film opening in
wide release was "Instinct starring
Cuba Gooding Jr. and Hopkins as a
murderous scientist living among
jungle-dwelling apes. It earned only
$10.2 million for third place.
"Instinct" was expected to do bet-
ter against "The Phantom Menace
which remained strong despite losing
37 percent of its audience in its third
week of release. Average ticket sales
per screen for "The Phantom
Menace" were $10,652, indicating
half-filled houses.
The "Star Wars" prequel is
falling short of Hollywood's hyper-
driven expectations, but it contin-
ues to do well and will likely top
$400 million by summer's end, said
Robert Bucksbaum, a Reel Source
Inc. movie analyst
"1 think the studio was expect-
ing better numbers for 'Star Wars'
because schools are starting to
close Bucksbaum said. "And it
should have done better, especially
considering there is no real block-
buster competition
That will dramatically change
next week when the retro-comedy
"Austin Powers" sequel opens on
Friday, he added.
The Mike Myers film about a
lusty, buck-toothed secret agent
and his hairless nemesis, Dr. Evil -
appeals to the same audience of
young males that comprises much
of the "Star Wars" fan base.
Austin Powers' is going to be
No. 1 next week. We'd bet the
house on it Bucksbaum said.
"This is the last hurrah for 'Star
Wars' in terms of going without
"The Mummy "Entrapment"
and "The Matrix" continued to fare
well, claiming fourth, fifth and sixth
place, respectively. The techno-
mystery "The Thirteenth Floor"
plunged to seventh place after a
poor opening and earned only $1.9
million in its second week.
"The Love Letter which
opened the same weekend as "The
Phantom Menace dropped out of
the top 10 with a paltry total gross of
$6.2 million.
Overall box office earnings were
down 10.7 percent compared to the
same weekend last year, when
"The Truman Show" opened.
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reporting to Brook Valley for the?,
leader board.
"Our success depends on the
dedication and hard work of our
volunteers Shadle said. "Each of
these individuals shows a special
commitment to this weekend.
Many of them volunteer year after
year because of their continuing
desire to support the Ronald
McDonald Houses of North
According to Shadle, a
Volunteer Appreciation Party is
planned after the tournament in
September, since it usually turned
out to be a last minute kind of
meeting to discuss the tourna-
ment's details when it was held
before the first golf ball was hit. "It
was a chance to do something rep-
resenting Beta Alpha Psi, and it's a
good cause said Annamarie
Britton, an ECU grad student vol-
unteering for her first year. Britton
volunteered to carry a sign this
year but has not yet been assigned
a celebrity.
Both Bull and Szalaj said the
best advice they could give to new-
comers is it's going to be lots of
fun, but you better bring a hat and
some water, it's going to be hot
WWII bracelet recovered in backyard
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six years ago, Lelia Puryear gave her
19-year-old fiance a bracelet to
remember her by before he left to
fight in World War II.
Bleland Puryear wore it through
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European Theater.
"I wore it all the time. I got cap-
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Puryear's bracelet didn't fare so
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During a hunting trip deep in the
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A few days ago, Barbara Jones,
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shiny in the grass while watering her
lawn. It was a dirt-covered bracelet.
"I didn't pay any attention to it
until the next day Jones said.
"That's when I decided to wash it
off and see what's on it
The bracelet bore a name and a
Social Security number. After one
phone call to the operator, the
phone rang at the Puryear house-
hold. "I was stunned Puryear said.
"It brings back some sad memories,
and it brings back a bundle of pleas-
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With a new defensive coordinator, a new scoreboard, a refurbished stadi-
um and a demanding schedule, the ECU Pirates are geared up for the
1999 football season.
With their team competing against an extremely challenging schedule,
ECU supporters will experience an exciting and memorable season in
1999. The season opener is slated for Sept. 4 against West Virginia "and
that's all we are focusing right now head coach Steve Logan said. The
game will be played in Charlotte's Ericsson Stadium, home of the
Carolina Panthers. The schedule also includes Miami and Tulane, who
finished the season undefeated.
"Playing West Virginia in Charlotte will be an exciting game with a bowl-
like atmosphere said Norm Reilly, ECU Sports Information Director.
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium underwent a facelift during the off-season,
and a new scoreboard will be in place for ECU's home opener against
Duke on Sept.11. It will feature a huge video display showing instant
replays, commercials and game information, so fans will have plenty to
cheer about this fall as the Pirates take to the gridiron.
With the addition of coordinator Tim Rose, the Pirates look to improve
a defense that ranked 65th nationally in 1998 out of 112 Division l-A
1999 Pirate Football Schedule
Sept. 4West VirginiaCharlotte, N.C.
Sept. 11DukeGreenville, N.C.
Sept. 18South CarolinaColumbia, S.C.
Sept. 25Miami (Fla.)Greenville, N.C.
Oct. 2Army Soutnern Miss.West Point, N.Y.
Oct. 9Greenville, N.C.
Oct. 23TulaneGreenville, N.C.
Oct. 30HoustonHouston, Texas
Nov. 6UABBirmingham,
Nov. 13CincinnatiGreenville, N.C.
Nov. 20NX. StateGreenville, N.C.
Denotes conference game
Source: 1:CU Sports InformationDepartment
schools in total yards allowed.
Anchoring the defense will be Jeff
Kcrr, a senior linebacker, who despite
being hampered with injuries, was the
team's leading tackier (115) and an All-
Conference USA First Team selection
last season. Alongside Ken-will be Pernell
Griffin, a Football News' All Freshmen
Team pick last year. Griffin was second
on the team in tackles with 99.
"Our new defensive style with four
linebackers and one or two coming on a
blitz should be very effective Logan
said. "Fans will be able to see the work
of Tim Rose and the difference imme-
diately. I'm very excited about it
The defensive line, which lost three
starters from last year's squad, will have
to step up and fill the voids left by Ail-
American Roderick Coleman and Travis
Darden, who both will be in NFL
camps this fall. Mainstay Norris
McCleary and the only other defensive
lineman with starting experience. Marc
Ycllock, will be up front. The other
three starters coming out of spring prac-
tices arc Kevin Ward, Kwabena Green
and Tomha McMillan.
"It was one of the best springs we ever had Logan said.
The defensive backfield returns starting cornerbacks Forrest Foster
and Kevin Monroe, another All-Conference USA selection last year. Chris
Satterfield will likely start at strong safety with converted receiver Travis
Mazyck at free safety. Rcdshirt freshman Antwan Adams is quite capable
of filling in at either safety position.
ECU has an outstanding crop of freshmen recruits arriving this fall that
could make an early impact on the defensive side of the ball. Defensive
backs Kelly I lardy, Tavis I Icath and Kevin Jackson are speedsters that
will challenge for positions. The signing of linemen Damane Duckctt, 6-
( 280, and Brian Fox, 6-3 260, give the Pirates added depth up front.
"Playing West Virginia in Charlotte will be an
exciting game with a bowl-like atmosphere"
Norm Reilly
ECU Spoils Information Oirecioi
Leading the offense will be quarterback David Garrard, a Conference
USA All-Freshmen team selection who finished the season strong throw-
ing for a school record 414 yards against Memphis. "We weren't shuffling
our quarterbacks around this spring practice Logan said. "Garrard will
be our starting quarterback
Garrard's poise and leadership are essential if ECU is to have success
on offense this year. Joining Garrard in the backfield will be Jamie Wilson
Dowdy-Ficklen packs a full house of Pirate fans
and Marcellus Harris, both returning starters from last year. Wilson fin-
ished the 1998 campaign as the Pirate's leading rusher with 687 yards.
Redshirt freshman Christshawn Gillian), sophomore Leonard Henry and
junior college transfer Keith Stokes will see plenty of time in the back-
field as well.
Lumont Chappeli will return at flanker
while Amie Powell will start at split end.
Delayo Dodd and Aaron Harris will serve as
backups. Corey Floyd will start at tight end,
replacing Buck Collins, who signed a free
agent contract with the Green Bay Packers.
Samien Jones and Sherwin Lacewell
will again be on the right side of the offen-
sive line. With the loss of All-Conference
USA center Danny Moore, center
Anthony Nobles will have some big shoes
to fill. Senior Derrick Gamble and sopho-
more Aaron Walker will start on the left
side, being pushed hard by Chris Nelson
and Phoenix Evans.
On special teams the Pirates will rely on senior Andrew Bayes to han-
dle the punting duties. Bayes is a two time All-Conference USA team
member. Walk-on Kevin Miller had a great spring and finished as the top
placekicker. He is expected to be challenged by incoming freshman
Bryce Harrington who kicked a 54 yard field goal in high school, showing
both power and accuracy.
With those changes in style and lineup positions the Pirates will try to
finish with a winning record again this year, but Logan knows it will be a
Polonius named
Academic Ail-American
Pirate third baseman
earns several awards
The honors are piling up in
Isonette Polonius's trophy case.
It was announced last week that
"Iso" was named to the GTE
Academic All-America Softball
team as well as being named
Academic All-American of the year.
Polonius's success on and offffle
field has gathered numerous
awards, as well as respect from her
teammates and coaches.
"Iso has set the standard on the
field and in the classroom which I
challenge all my players to aspire to
achieve said Tracy Kee, head
coach. "I am proud of the effort put
forth by Iso to attain success
Polonius graduated in May with
a 3.89 grade point average in busi-
ness administration. She will return
to ECU in the fall to attend gradu-
ate school.
Polonius's accolades on the dia-
mond aren't so bad either. Site is a
two time Big South Player of the
Year, and was also named a Third
Team Louisville SluggerNFCA
Alt-AmertMl far die 1999 season.
' She was named a &��f Tefi AW- -
American last year as well. Polonius
led the Lady Pirates to their school
Pirate soccer programs
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Isonette Iso' Polonius received All-American honors after competing on highest levels.
record wins, and a first ever NCAA
regional appearance.
Iso shattered nearly every record
in batting while at ECU. She holds
the record for single season home
runs (18), a record that she reset
every year she was here. She also
led the team in batting average,
runs, hits, doubles, runs batted in
and slugging percentage.
Her career marks are astonish-
ing. Polonius holds numerous
career records including home runs
(42), batting average (.415), runs
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After lackluster seasons for both the
men's and women's soccer programs
at ECU many changes have been
initiated, adding more than a few
new faces to the crowd.
The women's soccer program
has completed their roster for the
1999 season with the signing of
Charity McClure an Asheville,
N.C, native who will be transfer-
ring to ECU after playing two sea-
sons at the University of Pittsburgh.
McClure, the sixth player to sign
with ECU for the 1999 season, was
Pittsburgh's leading scorer as a
freshman and the second leading
scorer in her sophomore year. She
has also been honored as Big East
Player of the Week during the '98
season in which Pittsburgh finished
8-11 overall and 5-7 in the Big East.
McClure's determination can also
be seen off the field because she
was named to the Dean's List and
the Athletic Director's Honor Roll
at Pitt, and also won awards as a
Bell Atlantic Scholar.
Women's Coach Neil Roberts
appears optimistic about the
upcoming season with the addition
of McClure.
"We are certainly excited to
have Charity coming to East
Carolina Roberts said. "We
recruited her while she was in high
school and we are very pleased with
her decision to return home to
North Carolina. She has done a
great job in a quality league like the
Big East. She will greatly benefit
the team by already being a sea-
soned veteran when she arrives on
campus in August
Additions of another kind were
"Mike Benn is a coach
with great energy who is an
excellent recruiter and a
quality on-the-fieldcoach
Devin O'Neill
men's head soccer coach
made to the Men's soccer program,
when first-year head coach Devin
O'Neill announced that Michael
Benn, assistant coach at Lehigh
University in Pennsylvania, will
soon be the assistant coach for the
ECU program.
While at Lehigh, Benn was
responsible for managing, recruit-
ing and conditioning in addition to
game-day coaching and prepara-
tions. Benn was also responsible for
daily practice sessions and the
team's academic affairs. In the 1996
season with the help of Benn,
Lehigh finished the season with a
record of 13-5-1 advancing to the
championship game of the Patriot
League tournament.
"We are very excited to have
Mike Benn coming to East
Carolina O'Neill said. "He is a
coach with great energy who is an
excellent recruiter and a quality on-
the-field coach. He will help our
program in a number of ways, and
we feel excited to bring a coach of
such high quality to the program
O'Neill said that his relationship
with Benn started in 1994, when
O'Neill was an assistant coach at
Lafayette, and Benn was a player at
Lehigh University. Because the
two universities are so close togeth-
er a rivalry arose and O'Neill was
actually coaching against Lehigh
while Benn was playing.
O'Neill believes that with this
addition, ECU is getting an aggres-
sive hard worker that could greatly
improve the level of play.
"I am very confident in Mike,
he is welt spoken and tactical in
knowledge and has great coaching
experience in recruiting0'NeiD
O'Neill said he believes that
with the new additions the univer-
sity may find itself with a stronger
team than in previous years.
"I am optimistic about the
upcoming season, I think we
made real progress this spring and
got a lot accomplished0'NeilI.
"Hopefully we will be looking at a
winning season, but wc will have to �
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ECU's women's intramural basket-
ball champions, Bomb Squad III
has proven itself to be a "dynasty"
of sorts.
Bomb Squad III has its share of
veterans, six of the team's ten
members have played together for
at least three years. According to
Coach Steve Staton, the girl's expe-
rience was one of the main factors
leading them to victory.
This team has been to the
national tournament for four years
straight now, losing in the final
game each time before this year.
The road to the national champi-
onship was a hard one.
During the early rounds, the
team suffered a crushing defeat to
Florida A&M. Coach Steve Staton
calmed the girls down afterwards.
"Coach talked to us right after
we lost said Hope Murray, team
captain. "He told us that all we had
to do was just settle down, and that
we would be fine
The Bomb Squad III proved to
be more than fine. In the champi-
onship game, the team consistently
led by as many as 20 points, and
finally won against the University
of Louisville by 13.
Former lady pirate Tomeka
"Fruky" Blackmon was named the
tournaments MVP.
"The weakest part of the intra-
mural game is the post play. Since I
played post at the college level, I
had an advantage Blackmon said,
Blackmon, being the true team
player, didn't remember her stats.
"You know. Sports Illustrated
asked me and I couldn't even tell
them. I'd rather win and not score.
than to lose and get MVP, both doing
both is definitely cool Blackmon
The years of playing together
paid off for the girls, but the victory
seemed to be their destiny. This
year's championships were held in
the Los Angclos Forum, home of
the LA Lakers. The Laker purple
and gold made the girls feel right at
"I'd never won anything like
that before, so it felt great Murray
said. "Playing under all those
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Agassi, Graf provide French
Open with memorable end
PARIS (AP) - The Old Guard pre-
vailed at the French Open, with
Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf stag-
ing stirring comebacks to capture
crowns neither thought were still
within their reach.
Agassi was on the verge of defeat
Sunday after winning only three
games in the first two sets against
Andrei Medvedev. Yet he found
inspiration and his game in time to
come back and secure a piece of
tennis history.
The American's 1-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-
3, 6-4 victory made him only the
fifth man to complete a career
Grand Slam by winning all four
majors - Wimbledon, the U.S
Australian and French Opens.
He is in some illustrious compa-
ny. The others to accomplish the
feat were Fred Perry, Don Budge,
Roy Emerson and Rod Laver.
Budge and Laver (twice) did it in
the same year. Fittingly, it was
Laver, the last man to do it in 1969,
who presented Agassi with the tro-
phy before cheering Roland Garros
"To be assigned a place with
some of the game's greatest players
is ap honor I'll have the rest of my
life Agassi said, fighting back
tears, his voice shaking. "I can't
believe I can join that company
"1 never dreamed I'd ever be
back here after so many years. I'm
so proud.
"I'll never forget this, I'll never
forget this. I'm very blessed said
Agassi, who lost the French Open
final in 1990 and 1991.
Agassi is 29. Graf will turn 30 in
a week.
Graf was also in tears after beat-
ing top-ranked Martina Hingis 4-6,
7-5, 6-2 Saturday, storming back
after Hingis had been three points
away from victory in the second set.
"Amazing Graf said after cap-
turing her 22nd Grand Slam title.
"This is the most incredible mem-
ory I'm going to have looking back
on my career
Graf later said this was her final
French Open, although she plans to
go after her eighth title in
Agassi drew parallels between
the two careers.
"It was almost like it was des-
tiny, this tournament for her, in
some cases for me, too.
"When I won my first Grand
Slam (Wimbledon in 1992), she was
the winner. When she won yester-
day, I think it might have been a lit-
tle inspiring to me
While Graf is thinking of wind-
ing down her career, Agassi is still
"She's won 22 slams and she's
never lost intensity over the years.
It's easy to see why she might feel
"Me, on the other hand, I've
taken leaves of absence for years at
a time. I feel like a spring chicken
Agassi said.
"I certainly know that I have a
lot more tennis in me. There is
more accomplishment left, but I'm
not convinced it would ever com-
pare to this
Graf had not been in a major
final since 19, when she swept
Wimbledon, the French and the
U.S. Open. Since then she has
undergone surgeries, countless
injuries and an eight-month layoff
to heal her battered body. She had
not won an event this year.
But she beat the 18-year-old
Swiss star - who had ended Grafs
record 377-week reign as No. 1 in
1997 - in a turbulent match that saw
Hingis come within one code viola-
tion of being defaulted.
Agassi was No. 1 in 1995, only to
drop to No. 141 two years later,
playing minor events. He had wrist
surgery, but he also seemed to lose
interest in the game.
After following up his 1992
Wimbledon victory with the U.S.
Open title in 1994, he had not won a
major since the 1995 Australian Opea
He came to Paris at a difficult
time in his personal life, having
filed for divorce from Brooke
Shields after two years of marriage.
Yet, he survived the two weeks
and seven matches, coming from
behind in four of them.
"What I've managed to accom-
plish is astonishing he said. "This
was the greatest thing I could ever
do. There are so many reasons I
have to be overwhelmed
With the victory, Agassi raised .
his ranking from No. 14 to fourth in
the world. Even in defeat,
Medvedev improved his ranking
from 100 to 30.
Agassi said that he always
believed that "if I just tried hard
enough, some good things are still
waiting for me
Agassi became the first man to
win all four majors on three differ-
ent surfaces - red clay, grass and
hard courts. In the old days, all
Grand slam tournaments except the
F'rench Open were played on grass.
So, after making history, what
next, Agassi was asked.
"I don't know, I don't know
Then he reflecfd.
"It's been 25 years or so since
somebody has won the French and
Wimbledon in the same year. That
would be something Agassi said.
It hasn't been that long, actually.
Bjorn Borg last did it 19 years ago -
in 1980. But Borg never won all four
major titles, and neither have
Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe nor
Pete Sampras, to mention just some
of the No. 1 players over the years.
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