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TODAY'S WEATHER
Sunny and mild
High of 74, low of 49
79 days to go until 2000
NEWS BRIEFS
Classes that normally meet on Fridays
will meet Saturday, Oct. 16. This day is a
makeup class day resulting from the floods
of Hurricane Floyd.
Applications are still available to become
a resident advisor for Spring 2000. Benefits
of becoming an RA include leadership expe-
rience, as well as a single room, meal plan
and a stipend. Pick up an application in Of-
fice Suite 100 Jones Hall. For more informa-
tion, contact a residence hall coordinator or
call Carolus Brown at 328-4924. Applications
are due Oct. 18 at 5 p.m.
The University Curriculum Committee will
meet today at 1:30 p.m. in Brewster B-104.
The agenda may be accessed at http:
www.ecu.eduucc
Dr. Frank James, chairman of the depart-
ment of psychiatric medicine at the ECU
School of Medicine will present a lecture en-
titled "Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder" today
from 12:30 p.m1:30 p.m. in Room 2E-92 of
the Brody Medical Sciences Building.
A two-day symposium about slavery and
the life and times of one of NC's best known
slaves begins Friday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. in
Joyner Library. "Triumph of the Human Spirit:
Friday Jones and His North Carolina Slave
Narrative will be centered around an ex-
tremely rare copy of "Days of Bondage a
narrative published in 1883 about the tribula-
tions of Jones, a former slave from Wake
County. The book is in the collection of his-
torical North Carolina books owned by ECU.
The opening reception is at 4 p.m. in the
library's N.C.collection on the third flood. It
will be followed with a public address at 5:30
p.m. in the auditorium in Jenkins Building.
The program continues on Saturday until
12:30 p.m. in Speight Auditorium in the
School of Art. The morning session begins at
9 a.m. with a biographical sketch of Jones.
Guest speakers and a panel discussions are
planned for the program. The public is in-
vited.
The first Minges Midnight Madness bas-
ketball exhibition begins Friday, Oct. 15, at
11:15 p.m. in Minges Coliseum. This event
includes free pizza, prize competition and
entertainment.
The Telemedicine Center at ECU has re-
ceived a $4.6 million contract from the Na-
tional Institutes of Health and the National
Library of Medicine to study biomedical ap-
plications of the Next Generation Internet ca-
pabilities. The Next Generation Internet will
use technologies such as fiber optics to al-
low more information to be transmitted at a
faster rate. Specifically, the Telemedicine
Center will evaluate equipment, network reli-
ability and the transmission of large data
files. The center provides care in 35 medical
specialities at 19 remote sites in eastern
North Carolina and has trained more than
300 people in 14 countries with its
telemedicine program.
ONLINE SURVEY
Are landlords treating
displaced students fairly?
Vote online at tec.ecu.edu
The results of last week's question:
Do you think it was fair for ECU fans to tear
down N.C. State's goalposts?
69 YES 31 NO
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TWrscUy October jA W i
Demographic fact book released
18,220 students currently enrolled
Ashley Roberts
STAFF WRITER
The make-up and profile of ECU is constantly
changing and improving.
"When looking at East Carolina's history, we
have changed dramatically as a university said
Jim Kleckley of the office of Planning and Institu-
tional Research.
The demographics of the university include
types of students, race, gender and the location of
where students originate.
According to one fact book, all of the informa-
tion about ECU's history, students, staff, and en-
rollment can be found" here. This book is an an-
nual publication that provides a ready source of
information to answer frequently asked questions
about the University and its operations.
It contains a broad spectrum of information
about past and present, and its primary purposes
are to promote organizational understanding and
to inform.
"We want to improve the quality of diversity
throughout the entire student body said Ronald
Speier, dean of students. "This data makes sure that
we are meeting our goals.
ECU becoming a more diverse student body, is
making us become a better university
This book is provided by the Office of Plan-
ning and Institutional Research. Their job is to re-
fine this document each year and they welcome
comments and suggestions for improvements.
According to the fact book, some of the high-
lights included are that 17,799 students enrolled
in the fall semester, the average SAT score for Fall
1998 first-time freshman is 1019 and 87 percent
of all students are state residents.
The fact book also presents information about
each administrative position at ECU. It explains
the positions and what that job entails. Ethnicity,
enrollment by state, graduate and undergradu-
ate statistics, the number of students in a par-
ticular major and the size of the university Is
also present in the fact book.
"In comparison to other UNC-schools, ECU
is the third largest university in the state of North
Carolina Kleckley said. "We are behind Chapel
Hill and State
According to Kleckley, each university has a
different goal and objective. For example, UNC
is a research institution while ECU has gained
doctoral status.
"ECU is a regional institution although we
draw students from all across the country
Kleckley said.
"Eastern N.C. are where the majority of our
students come from Speier said.
ECU is hoped to grow to be the largest uni-
versity in N.C.
"We have 18,220 students now Kleckley said.
"We could have as many as 27,000 students
within the next ten years
"We are on task and reaching our goals as a
university Speier said.
This writer can be contacted at
awberts@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
SGA president looks ahead
Plans to change-
student payroll
Terra Steinbeiser
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
The president of the SGA
takes on responsibilities above
and beyond that of most stu-
dents.
"Representation of the stu-
dents is the most important part
of my job said Cliff Webster,
SGA president. "I also knew in
my heart that it was the best part
of the job after all of the events
following the hurricane. 1 got to
get up and represent all of our
students in front of the adminis-
tration and ask them for the help
many students needed
Webster, a graduate student
in the MBA program, has taken
on his executive duties with en-
thusiasm. His job includes mak-
ing recommendations to the leg-
islature, ordering executive com-
mittees and requiring reports
from them, calling and presiding
over meetings of the student
body and acting as the chief rep-
resentative of the student body
in all matters, internal and ex-
ternal.
The SGA president is not only
a representative of the students
to ECU's administration, but to
the entire UNC-system as well.
"Cliff has meetings with
Molly Broad, the president of the
UNC system, and is a voting
member of the ECU board of
trustees said Dr. Ronald Speier,
dean of students and SGA spon-
sor. "He is looked upon by the
chancellor and the public to
bring about university issues
Webster has big plans for
ECU this year.
"There are so many things
that we want to accomplish over
the rest of the year Webster
said.
A few of the goals the SGA is
working toward is getting stu-
dent payrolls done twice a
month, as well as keeping the
annual raise in student fees lower
than five percent.
The SGA also plans to spon-
sor several programs, including
a "legislators school" that will
give students an opportunity to
observe the rules and order of the
school legislature. A leadership
conference was scheduled for
September, but was canceled due
to Hurricane Floyd.
Cliff Webster
"It is hard to have a definite
plan because issues arise haphaz-
ardly during the year, like ECU
wanting to have a benefit con-
cert because we got hit by a hur-
ricane Webster said.
Webster has been involved
with SGA for four years and has
also had previous leadership ex-
perience.
"I had friends who encour-
aged me to run, and I'd been in-
volved in fraternities before-
hand he said. "They thought I
was qualified, and I did too, so I
decided to go for it
This writer can be contacted at
tsteinbeiser@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
"Ghosts" haunts Hendrix Theatre

manormal expert
wows students
Carolyn Herold
STAFF WRITER
Peter Jordan had many students ooh-ing and
ahh-ing earlier this week.
"We have a real mystery here that nobody, not
even these pig-headed scientists can explain Jor-
dan said to his audience. "Science has not come
up with a good alternate explanation for a lot of
the things that are really true mysteries in this
world
Brought by the Student Union Spectrum Com-
mittee, Jordan, a paranormal expert, gave a pre-
sentation called "Ghosts" In Hendrix Theatre Mon-
day night.
jmiitt a 20-year paranormal phenomenon
investigator, works with the Physical Research
Foundation, located hear Duke University, and a
non-profit organization called Vestlga. Jordan
spends his time working with psychics and medi-
s, as well as networking with others in his field.
"What 1 believe people are seeing when they
claim to encounter spirits are not necessarily souls,
but their shadows Jordan said.
During his presentation, Jordan shared his lat-
est findings. They included photographs taken of
various paranormal phenomena, a video clip from
Unsolved Mysteries and a visual representation of
a communion wafer that once materialized in front
of Jordan's eyes.
He also spent time discussing poltergeists,
haunted places, apparitions and "phantom hitch-
hikers
Jordan defined poltergeists as "hauntlngs pre-
dominated by physical movements of objects,
characteristically associated with the presence of
a living, pre-pubescent child These children are
usually abused, and have trouble handling these
emotions.
"The generally accepted theory, is that such
jfhtfdren,incapable of venting their anger and frus-
tration, repress it until it is at the bursting point
Jordan said. "An emotional hemorrhage results
which is then expressed psychically as psychoki-
nesis, or mind-over-matter

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See GHOSTS, page 4
Slave narrative
offers life lessons
Friday Jones provides inspiration for others
Angela Harne
STAFF WRITER
How can a man be a slave and still become a great hero?
According to one slave who lived over a hundred years
ago, the secret is believing.
Joyner Library and the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center
are sponsoring a free symposium on Friday Jones, a N.C. slave.
This occasion is open to the public.
The event will take place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16,
in the Joyner Library and the Jenkins Fine Arts Center, respec-
tively. ,
The symposium has been viewed as inspirational; an event �L
not to be missed.
"The purpose of this event is to bring to life the life of a
slave, during slavery and after he was released from slavery
said Cari Lovins, processing assistant of Joyner Library. "I think
it's going to be a great event which will offer culture aware-
ness among the campus, along with a life lesson
"Friday Jones' life story shows how human spirituality and
faith in God can overcome diversity, said Maury York, Joyner
librarian.
"(The symposium) will help pro-
mote the initiative on diversity
throughout campus it's an educa-
tional opportunity no one should
miss
Ty Frazier, interim director, Ledonia Wright Cultural Center
"Jones was illiterate, yet he overcame it and contributed
to his community. This event will not only share his story,
but will also highlight the accessibility to research in the
Joyner Library and it's key resources to N.C. history
Staff of the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center are looking
forward to the event, also.
"The narrative will show the inhumane treatment of hu-
man beings and the injustices that they incur said Ernest
Daily, a Ledonia Wright office assistant.
"I think this symposium is a turning event for ECU said
Ty Frazier, interim director for the center. "It will help pro-
mote the initiative on diversity throughout campus it's
an educational opportunity no one should miss
Lovins stressed the importance of continuing to learn
about the past through documents such as this.
"Jones' story is inspirational in how he made his life bet-
ter Lovins said. "It goes to show you that you can get any-
thing out of life if you set your mind to it
Jones (1810-1887) was born a slave in Wake County and
served several masters. After the Civil War he worked as a
watchman at the Capitol, helped found the first Baptist
church for African-Americans in Raleigh and played an im-
portant role in local politics. His narrative provides details
of his life as a slave and reflects his strong Christian beliefs.
This writer can be contacted at ahame@studentmedia.ecu.eclu
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i Sturm, director of Student Leadership Programs
I Student leadership
program takes shape
- Program great way for students
to get involved, meet people
Ashley Roberts
STAFF WRITER
Jf Campus student leadership program offers ways to
introduce, develop and organize leadership skills to stu-
dents.
"As a university we offer many programs, resources
Und services for students said Jim Sturm, director of
Jjtudent Leadership Programs. "We offer many differ-
ent workshops focusing on topics such as communica-
tion, decision-making, leadership styles and conflict
Resolution
According to Sturm, student leadership programs
rip develop skills in order to help students succeed.
"ECU is great Sturm said. "The staff and students
$ave both been very supportive to our programs. ECU
�fan become a national monument for leadership within
ijhe state of North Carolina
i A few of the jobs that student leaders take on
jihrough this program are helping to maintain their or-
ganizations Web site, preparing informational book-
lets and handouts, organizing the operation of the lead-
ership library and publishing their monthly newslet-
it
't According to Sturm, there are three major programs
)Jivolved with student leadership. They include the
Emerging Leaders Program, the Chancellor's Leadership
program and Interact. Each of these programs empha-
ses aspects such as stress management, building trust,
public speaking, ethics, professionalism and commu-
nity service.
, "I feel the leadership program at ECU is a great way
to get involved and meet new people said Wade
Parker, senior.
� Sturm hopes that in the future a leadership center
can be built so students will have a place to go when
looking for ways to become an effective leader on cam-
pus. ,
! Sturm's background in leadership began in gradu-
alje school.
8 "One of my field placement studies involved lead-
ership and that is where I discovered what I wanted to
do he said.
J Sturm completed his undergraduate work in com-
munications at the University of Ferdonya. He then
w�nt onto graduate school at the University of Buf-
falo. Later, he returned to the University of Ferdonya
to work as a residence hall director and the assistant
hall director of student activities.
Photo by Associated Press
Wilt Chamberlain
dead at 63
I LOS ANGELES (AP)�Wilt "the Stilt" Chamberlain,
wjlko once scored 100 points in a single game and
prompted the NBA to change its rules, died Tuesday
at age 63.
" Chamberlain's extraordinary basketball talent put
hjm in the elite company of athletes like Babe Ruth,
Jtre Thorpe and Michael Jordan, whose fame tran-
scended their sport.
President Clinton, speaking at a White House
eVent, called Chamberlain one of the century's great-
est and said, "I hope you will have him and his fam-
ily'in your thoughts and prayers
; Chamberlain was found dead in his bed at his Bel
Air home at about 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, police said.
There were signs he might have had a heart at-
tack, authorities said. Chamberlain was hospitalized
with an irregular heartbeat in 1992, and his agent, Sy
Goldberg, said the.Hall of Famer was on medication.
H After Chamberlain retired in 1973, he made news
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No adequate flood prediction available
Dr. Richard Spruill
CONTRIBUTINQ WRITER
The following is a shortened version of Dr. Sprutll's origi-
nal article:
Rivers are conduits for the movement of water from
the land surface towards large bodies of water such as
lakes, estuaries or oceans. Rivers transport water in
channels of their own making and flood naturally from
time to time.
The interval of recurrence of a flood of a given size
is predictable, assuring us that floods area natural and
predictable phenomenon. Hydrologlsts have learned
how to predict the recurrence interval of floods for a
river based on knowledge of the shape of the river chan-
nel and surrounding area, combined with records of
the past response of the river to specific amounts of
rainfall in the region. How do we do this?
Creeks and rivers flow In channels of their own cre-
ation. When precipitation occurs in the drainage ba-
sin of the river, the water flows across the land surface
and enters the river through smaller tributaries. The
channel of a specific river has a measurable width and'
depth, and we can also measure the velocity of flow-
ing water.
By definition, a "flood" occurs when the water In
the channel of a river rises up to and begins to over-
flow the channel. We express this height of water rela-
tive to sea level, and we say, for example, that the Tar
River in Greenville has a flood stage of 13 feet above
sea level because the top of the river channel in
Greenville is 13 feet above sea level.
Any increase in flooding above flood stage sends
water onto the area surrounding the river channel, or
flood plain. A river carries more water and moves more
rapidly during flood time. Hydrologists routinely use a
term called "discharge" to relate the volume of water
moving past a point in a stream in a given amount of
time to the width, depth and velocity of a stream.
For the last 100 years or so we have been measur-
ing the discharges of some streams in the US. When
we accumulate stream discharge records for at least 10
years, by using a simple statistical method, we can pre-
dict with good confidence how often a flood that pro-
duces a certain discharge will occur by trying to pre-
dict over time periods equal to or less than the num-
bers of years of records that we have for a given stream.
We can predict "beyond our number of years of
records" with less confidence, but we make these pre-
dictions quite often.
For example, we often hear of the 100-year flood,
the 500-year flood or even the 1000-year flood. These
types of flood recurrence techniques and analyses are
useful and defensible, but we need to remember sev-
eral important facts about them:
Causes of severe
flooding related to
urban sprawl
Dr. Stanley Riggs
CONTRIBUTING WRITER
The "flood of the century" resulted from at least
three major factors. First, the flood was a product of
two back to back hurricanes that made landfall on the
North Carolina coastal plain. Hurricane Dennis
dropped enough rain in early September to put the
major rivers above flood stage by the time Hurricane
Floyd followed the same general track two weeks later.
However, two other critical factors were also respon-
sible for the extreme flooding response to these storms.
The second factor is related to the time period of
the '60s to early '90s when eastern NC experienced
extensive growth and development, but had only a few
minor hurricanes. The resulting urban sprawl converted
vast areas of forest and agricultural land to paved sur-
faces and lawns, significantly increasing storm-water
run-off that in turn increased frequency and magni-
tude of flash flooding.
The third factor resulted from the cumulative im-
pact of severe modification of our drainage systems
during that same growth period. Many tributary
streams throughout eastern NC were extensively
channelized and adjacent marginal uplands and asso-
ciated wetlands were ditched and drained. These drain-
age programs were designed to remove surface water
from marginal lands quickly and efficiently for alter-
nate uses including agribusiness, forestry, industry and
housing.
Also, expansion of the highway system resulted in
many roads being constructed on fill material across
floodplains with minimal-sized culvert and bridge
openings over the main channels. The resulting par-
tial 'road dams' significantly diminish floodplain flow
when rivers and streams are in flood stage.
Prior to this period of rapid growth and drainage
modifications, similar storm events resulted in signifi-
cantly smaller floods. In fact, larger hurricanes often
did not even produce record floods. For example, in
19SS, three major hurricanes crossed the NC coastal
plain between Aug. 12 and Sept. 20 and brought un-
precedented rainfall (Connie, Diane and lone).
According to the National Weather Service, the first
two storms dropped more than 30 inches of rain on
the central coastal plain with another 16 inches falling
on the area during the third storm. However, river flood
levels in 19S5 only reached 23.5 feet in Tarboro and 17
feet in Greenville as compared to the previous flood
record of 34 feet and 24.5 feet in 1919 and the new
flood record in 1999 of 38 feet and 30 feet, respectively.
A river is a drainage system designed to carry sur-
face water off the land and back to the oceans by grav-
ity. Rivers have many parts, including the main chan-
nel that carries the day to day water flow, the primary
floodplain that carries the increased river volume dur-
ing the rainy season and other small storms, and the
secondary floodplain that carries high water volumes
resulting from very large storms.
The primary floodplain consists of wetland vegeta-
See FLOOD, page 4
We do not know precisely when a flood of a given
discharge will occur, and these analyses of the histori-
cal records simply tell us to expect a flood of a given
magnitude sometime within a given span of years.
The longer the discharge records are collected, the
more accurate the prediction of flood intensity is likely
to be.
In the long term, a 25-year flood is predicted to
happen once every year 25 years, but two or three 25-
year floods could occur in any given year, as could could
two 100-year floods or even two 500-year floods!
The September '99 floods of many North Carolina
rivers were clearly on the order of 500-year floods, and
many residents of the region may have been lulled into
a false sense of security regarding the probability of
recurrence of another flood of this size.
Using statistical probability, when we average over
long periods of time, we should only experience one
storm of this magnitude every 500 years. But we should
remember that this flood recurrence prediction is based
upon less than 100 years of records of flooding for this
region, and that another flood of the same magnitude
could occur next year, or even later this year!
Floods, even as large as the "1999 Flood of the Cen-
tury" in eastern North Carolina, are a natural, expect-
able and predictable phenomenon. We should view the
flood plains of our rivers as part of the river's domain,
useful to the river during flood times, and certain to be
claimed by the river from time to time.
According to Physical Geology, by Judson,
Kauffman and Leet, if we use the flood plain, we
must remember that it is only a loan to us. Whatever
use we make of it ought to be as compatible as possible
with the use to which the river is sure to put it. Experi-
ence should teach us not only that streams will top
their banks from time to time but also that the most
energetic flood-control plans (including the use of
dams, levees, dredging and modification of channels)
sometimes fail.
"The problem is partly an economic one: Against
what magnitude flood shall we try to protect the flood
plain? The 10-year flood? the 100-year flood? The 500-
year flood? Obviously the larger the flood we attempt
to defend against, the greater the expense. At what
point does the expense of protection outweigh the gain
achieved? This clearly is a question of public policy
Many geologists believe that an alternate to protec-
tion of the flood plain by engineering works is to put
the flood plain to a use more compatible with flood-
ing, such as recreation (i.e. parks) or some forms of
agriculture.
The "1999 Flood of the Century" was clearly an
unusual flood event, and it will probably be classified
as a 500-year flood. The next 500-year flood could eas-
ily occur during our lifetimes, so we need to continue
the process of planning and preparation now.
CRIME SCENE
October 10
Larceny�A staff member reported that a
student stole food from the Galley dining facil-
ity. The subject was issued a campus appear-
ance ticket.
Larceny�A student reported that his se-
cured bike was stolen from the rack west of
Scott Hall.
Trespassing�A non-student was issued a
trespass warning banning him from all ECU
property after a pizza delivery driver witnessed
him acting suspiciously near the bike racks at
Fletcher Hall. Subject stated the streets where
he resided but could not give a specific ad-
dress.
October 11
Harassing Phone Calls�A student reported
receiving harassing phone calls in her room in
Greene Hall from an identified subject.
�Hit & Run�A student reported that while
stopped at the stop sign on Founder's Drive, an
unknown person on a mountain bike crashed
into her car.
Fraudulently Avoiding Payment for Tele-
phone Calls�A student reported that someone
used her calling card to place approximately
$200 in long-distance calls.
Larceny�A student reported that his bike
was stolen from the rack north of Belk Hall.
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newspaper, which has been in op-
eration since 1992.
According to T. Greg Doucette,
chair of the Student Media Author-
ity, The Nubian Message has been
accused of plagiarizing articles from
a number of sources, including
Raleigh's News and Observer, ency-
clopedias, Internet sites and books
ibout African-American leaders.
Doucette said that approxi-
mately four weeks ago, he received
hree complaints about some of the
naterial in The Nubian Message say-
ng that "stories were plagiarized
'erbatim
"If an accusation like this arises,
am required by the Student Media
authority statutes to create a peer
eview board Doucette said.
The board is investigating those
laims and plans to return a verdict
in about two weeks.
"I have faith that the commit-
tee is interested in helping Nubian,
not in working against it said Doc
Winston, editor-in-chief of The
Nubian Message. "But it does bother
me that someone would bring these
complaints to the SMA.
"If it was out of concern, that's
one thing. But if it was out of po-
litical motivation, someone who
doesn't think an African-American
newspaper belongs on this campus,
that disturbs me
Last year a Nubian Message staff
writer was accused and found guilty
of plagiarizing an article straight out
of the News and Observer, which
threatened lawsuits soon after. That
staff member, Trey Webster, still
serves as the paper's business man-
ager despite the events of last year.
"Some allegations say they've
been plagiarizing ever since
Doucette said, adding that it could
possibly be even three or four ar-
ticles per issue throughout this year.
Though the peer review committee
has not confirmed all reports,
Doucette added that he suspects
that at least one allegation is true.
"I really don't know yet
Doucette said. "I told the board that
1 would stay out of the investigation
as much as possible to avoid any
conflict of interest
If the claims are found to be true,
Doucette said the question of whom
is responsible will remain.
If an individual is held account-
able, he or she may face penalties
from the student judiciary similar
to a student who has plagiarized an
essay for class. If the entire maga-
zine is held accountable, Doucette
said he is "not sure what kind of
restrictions would be placed on the
magazine
Michigan State -About 2,300
students received free Menomune
vaccinations after a freshman was
hospitalized over the weekend with
Meningococcal menengitis.
MSU started giving the vaccina-
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tive in protecting against four of the
five Meningococcal meningitis
strains, to students Monday.
People who were vaccinated in
March 1997, in response to menin-
gitis cases among MSU students, can
be vaccinated again even though
the three-year recommended wait-
ing period is pot up.
"I'd rather take an hour to be in
line for a vaccination than who
knows how long being sick said
Ronnie Frelix, a marketing junior
who waited in line for the vaccine.
Meningitis is an infection that
inflames the lining surrounding the
brain and spinal cord. There are two
types of meningitis: bacterial and
viral. Bacterial can result in death
and must be treated with antibiot-
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The MSU student is infected
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which is a form of bacterial menin-
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and cause the body's major systems
to go into shock.
The vaccination's side effects
include redness and soreness
around the point of injection,
which may last one to two days, and
rarely a slight fever.
In 1997, MSU offered vaccina-
tions when two students died from
Meningococcal meningococcemia
during the 1996-1997 school year.
In 1997, one student sought treat-
ment at Sparrow for a meningococ-
cal infection and was released. Two
students later came down with the
less serious viral meningitis.
Geralyn Lasher, Michigan De-
partment of Community Health
spokeswoman, said it is important
for university and health officials to
assess the situation as it unfolds, and
that the university will take the cor-
rect steps with the vaccinations.
"The school's been very aggres-
sive in their approach to this to
make sure no more students are
infected Lasher said.
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tion that Alters the water and holds
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catastrophe.
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of the system? Should the heart of
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and water treatment plants and
power substations), as well as low-
cost housing and industrial facili-
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While we realize that
not everyone can pitch a
tent and stay up for
several hours, it was
ridiculous to hear about
students who brought
bver 20 student IDs in
'order to get tickets for
their friends.
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OPINION COLUMN
Students should learn some manners
Patrick McMahon
OPINION WRITER
; First off, I am going to warn you
that this opinion is based upon first
hand observations and represents
nq one else's opinion but my own.
; On Tuesday, TEC ran a letter to
the editor from a student who ar-
rived early Monday morning for
their tickets to the State game and
complained about the debacle that
ensued. Let me take this opportu-
nity to get this off my chest because
if 1 don't get it out I'm going to
scream myself to death.
JI was one of the first individuals
wBo arrived for tickets Sunday
night. I set up my little camp along-
side some friends and hunkered
doVvn for the long night ahead. Ev-
erything was going great and the
crowd was having a blast. A drum
circle and guitar player sang classics
into the early morning and the
friibees and footballs were flying
through the air majestically. The
mood was upbeat and positive with
chants of "PURPLE! GOLD
(though not nearly as long as that
marathon session during the USM
game) permeating the night. Every-
thing went great.
Until daybreak.
About the time that the sun vas
just about to rise over the beautiful
Greenville landscape all hell broke
loose. Now by this time 1 was so
doped up on Vivarin that my body
was literally shaking and from the
lack of rest. Would I get that rest?
Nope.
About 6:30 a.m. I heard what
sounded like a herd of buffalo get-
ting closer and closer. I looked up
and to my horror saw 200-plus
people running to the front of the
line. They were led by an individual
who looked like Chris Farley after a
500-year flood. Just minutes before
was literally hundreds of yards be-
hind those of us at the front, and
he was leading the group with a
mock light sabre.
Seeing impending doom, I
jumped out of my chair and got my
spot in line. The near-riot that en-
sued by thesewas just too
much to bear. I nearly lost my self-
control, folks. To make things
worse, I saw people just walk in from
the parking lot and step right in
front of people who got there at 9
p.m. the night before. Some idiot
right in front off me decided that it
would be funny if he took a penny
and threw it into the crowd.
After I saw that, I lost it. I was in
complete mental and physical shut
down. I just started yelling at this
choad for his complete lack of hu-
man decency and came within
inches of breaking his face. I con-
trolled my urges but others evi-
dently didn't have the self control
that I somehow managed to display.
To make matters worse, the crowd
decided to chant a line that sounded
something like "bullspit" to whom-
ever got their tickets before them.
That showed a lot of class. It is sad
that what started out as a wonder-
ful evening of school spirit and
pride turned into such a mess.
If this is the way people are go-
ing to act at the game, then I'll just
watch the game on TV and sell my
ticket on E-bay.
This writer can be contacted at
pcmcmahon@studentmedia.ecu.edu

ECU will play State on Nov. 20, and we at TEC are looking forward to
sending the Wolfpack home, whimpering with their tail between their
legs.
But the spirit of the game is tarnished when the distribution of football'
tickets turns into a circus, as it did this past Monday. This is a time of
school pride, not every man for himself.
It was exciting to hear about those students who decided to camp out
in order to get those first tickets on Monday morning. Enough tents were
pitched to make Duke blush. But once distribution of tickets began, so did
utter chaos.
While most students remained patient and well-behaved, others seemed
to forget the rules we all learned in kindergarten�the ones that taught us
to wait our turn.
While we realize that not everyone can pitch a tent and stay up for
several hours, it was ridiculous to hear about students who brought over
20 student IDs in order to get tickets for their friends. We think that if an
ECU student wants the tar tickets to the biggest game this season since
the Miami game, he or ��� should pitch a tent in front of Minges Coli-
seum at 7 p.m. Sunday like everyone else.
The ticket line on Monday was further disrupted when it was decided
to move the new Pirate statue through the line. It's hard to believe there
was no other time the Athletic Department could have chosen to move it.
Students were forced to destroy the line order they had been waiting
in for hours. Everyone then had to make a mad dash to regain their spot.
We just hope that our school was not permanently embarrassed when
television news crews arrived to showcase our ticket-starved Pirates.
We hope that the next time a big-game ticket distribution takes place,
the process will be better organized and students will behave like they are
in college.
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OPINION COLUMN
Community service helps students, forms alliances
Na'im Akbar
OPINION WRITER
Do college students have a re-
sponsibility to serve the community
in which they attend school? This
is a question that requires each stu-
dent to do some soul-searching be-
fore coming up with an answer that
will make him or her comfortable
and will satisfy his or her con-
science.
Serving the community, along
with forming community alliances
can play an important part in the
growth and development of college
students. Students can develop and
improve their own skills, as well as
have a positive effect on the qual-
ity of life of the community with
whom they choose to form this al-
liance. College students can pro-
mote a voice and vision to the
struggle of people in the commu-
nity.
College students should feel a
sense of dedication and commit-
ment to communities near their
colleges and the community in
which they reside. We need to make
available the knowledge which has
been gained to help eradicate some
of the pressing problems in our
communities. These problems in-
clude, but are not limited to: sub-
stance abuse, violent behavior, HIV
AIDS, parenting, self-esteem, fam-
ily preservation, counseling, inmate
intervention, sensitivity, training
and cultural diversity. "
The need for forming Commu-
nity alliances has been established
by witnessing the problems in our
own communities. This should de-
velop, in us, a need for cultivating
a desire to make a positive differ-
ence in the lives of community resi-
dents.
Students can make a difference
by sharing in the philosophy that
suggests that "the ruin of a nation
begins in the homes of its people
and in the quality of a society can
be measured by the quality of its
individuals
We have to realize that our edu-
cation obligates us to form alliances
with communities for the purpose
of uplifting and preserving sacred
life connections that are steadily
being stamped out in our troubled
communities.
It is important that college stu-
dents form community alliances
that will serve as a voice calling ou
for total restoration of depress
communities. Moral consciousne
must be the platform which we gc
about our community work. Th
economic, political and social cli-j
mate in out community is in dire
proportion to the moral climate of
the population.
Students should understand tha(
when we contribute to the healthy
and positive uplifting of those wit
whom we form alliances, we are"
helping to remake the world.
We have to develop a mission ofj
providing education and training in Sjj
proper human development that"
will restore and enhance the qual-
ity of life for communities. We caiy�
use our education and knowledge�v
in the areas of psychology, sociol-i
ogy, family counseling and educaJt
tion, child development and our�i�
practical experience in service de-C
livery to families and children. TO
form community alliances whlc
will help college students gain
sense of responsibility to enhanc
the quality of life for our commu4
nities.
This writer can be contacted at
nakbar@studentmedia.ecu.edu
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OPINION COLUMN
Government should not be involved in funding arts
OPINION COLUMN
Spirited school support needs no criticism
; Chris Sachs
OPINION WRITER
.During the past few weeks, I
haVe heard more about ECU foot-
baU than I have for the past three
years.
With all the hoopla over our
great record, our goalpost fiasco at
N.C. State, the loss to some team
in Mississippi and the ticket frenzy
at Minges, I have never enjoyed
ECU football more than now. This
is what football is all about people.
;We are young, energetic college
students and we support our team
by drinking, screaming and break-
ing things. That is what profes-
sional football supporters do and
that is just the way it is. Football is
one of those games that excites like
no Other game in the US. It is natu-
ral (or us to express our joy or an-
ger when we win or lose. But people
want to stifle and restrain the feel-
ings that are so ingrained in us hu-
mans.
These tight-lipped middle-aged
burnouts that come to our games
want us to golf clap and blow kisses
at the team when they make a good
play when we should be jumping
up and down, throwing drinks and
pizza boxes, tossing our best friend
down the stairs. This lets the team
know we support them. Why do
you think the paramedics are really
there in the first place? For the re-
pair of our fans, not the team.
So many people have criticized
us about our behavior and I am re-
ally tired of these whiners. Where
do they get their holier-than-thou
attitudes? I would bet the majority
of people that are complaining
were, back in their day, drunken
hooligans just like us.
Hey, we have been acting this
way for as long as football has been
around and it's not gonna change.
So if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
Take your RV and ram the other
team's travel bus. Knit sweaters that
say the other team sucks. Write let-
ters full of epithets to the others
players' parents. Help us out. This
could be the best year in our school's
history.
But the things that we have
done are really not that bad. Com-
pared to UNC-Chapel Hill, we are
tame as kittens. They set furniture
on fire on Franklin Street and the
bars look like a bomb was set off.
But that is how it should be. Have
you ever seen fans at a soccer match
go berserk in Europe? That's fan
support; we need to look up to them
and learn from the best. They know
how to support their teams.
So when we Anally do play N.C.
State in about a month�and when
we beat them like a cop at
Woodstock '99�we should rush the
field. I call for the fraternities to tear
down the goalposts and put them
in your backyards. Let's tear down
the upper deck, too. And when we
are done, let's all drive to Raleigh
and tear down goalposts again, just
for the fun of it. Now that's team
support.
This writer can be contacted at
csachs@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
R.W. Hobbs
OPINION WRITER
In case you have not heard, the Brooklyn Museum
of Art in New York is featuring a work in which elephant
feces and private female body parts cut from porn maga-
zines are scattered about a painting of the Holy Virgin
Mary. Some people have no problem at all with the
painting, but others, especially religious groups, are
offended by it.
New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has threat-
ened to take state funding away from the museum for
displaying such an offensive piece. The issue has even
made it to Washington, where congressmen are pro-
posing to end federal funding of the museum, as well.
All of this controversy leads to a bigger question�
should government be funding the arts at all? Do we
really want the government telling us what art is?
The answer to both is no.
By funding certain arts organizations, the govern-
ment is taking my money and defining what is (and
isn't) art. That is wrong. Just as the government has no
right to tell me which religion, if any, I should prac-
tice, which car I should drive or which restaurant I
should patronize. Likewise, the government has no
right to tell me which museum has the best art.
Offensiveness alone, however, should not be the rea-
son for ending arts funding. After all, it is no secret the
direction that art has taken this past century. Darkness,
anger and cynicism with an obsession for death and
sex seem to dominate art these days.
Many artists seem to shock only for the sake of
shocking, but that's not a news flash. Art has been of-
fending people for years. I actually disagree with those
who wish only to end government funding for one-
specific museum based on offensiveness of the art It-
self.
It is the government's involvement with the arts
altogether that bugs me.
Many people would probably cite the first amend-
ment in this case, but this is not a first amendment
debate. Art institutions have the right to display what-
ever they wish, and artists have the right to stroke up
whatever they wish. After all, someone is always going
to be offended.
My problem is that the government is paying for it.
The notion that somehow art institutions will be hurt
without government help is nonsense. Government
was designed to help in ways which the people cannot
do by themselves. The arts would do just fine with pri-
vate funding alone�just like countless other organi-
zations.
So, for the sake of both art and the people, congress
should withdraw their leash on the arts and set it free
to be enjoyed or hated�but without government in-
terference.
This writer can be contacted at
rwhobbs@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Benefit concert in works for students
Dear Editor,
Hurricane Floyd ravaged ECU.
The Greenville and campus commu-
nity came together and provided
much-needed help for those trau-
matized by the hurricane. The ef-
fects of Floyd in many cases did not
just affect the students, but their
families as well.
Needless to say, these past
couple of weeks have been quite a
strain on everyone. Even those who
were not hit hard�or at all for that
matter�most of them knew people
who had damage and got a contact
stress.
The Student Union has been try-
ing to put on a relief concert since
the tragedy. On behalf of the Stu-
dent Union, I am pledging to give
something to the students to relax
and have a good time. We are cur-
rently putting extra effort into ar-
ranging a relief concert for the stu-
dents, with other students who have
shown interest in putting on a con-
cert!
Thank you very much,
Dennis S. Norton
Student Union President





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Tasty trivia
Chocolate facts
Belgian chocolates
Amaretto�Milk or dark chocolate filled with a
delectable Amaretto truffle cream.
Citron�Creamy Belgian dark chocolate with a
taste of lemon buttercream.
Champagne�Dark chocolate with fine
i champagne shelled in a dark chocolate cream.
Manon�Belgian white chocolate with chopped
'walnuts in whipped vanilla buttercream.
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Rembrandt� Belgian dark chocolate with coffee
in a hazelnut cream.
�Tresor�Smooth white chocolate with white
chocolate truffle cream.
Panier� Milk chocolate with ground, caramelized
nuts in a hazelnut cream.
Caramel�Soft caramel cream wrapped in rich milk
or dark chocolate.
Godlva Chocolates
Godiva Chocolates are made from fine chocolate
and high quality ingredients.
Bittersweet and milk chocolate are made primarily
from fine, high-flavor African Ivory Coast and South
'American cocoa beans, processed to a velvety
smoothness.
; Godiva's Almond Batter Dome, similar to a peanut
: butter cup, utilizes almond butter instead of peanut
! butter, elevating it far above everyday peanut butter
;confections. The nutmeats used in these products
are U.S. grade 1.
�Many of Godiva's chocolates contain hazelnut
praline, a favorite European nut product. This
jideiicious filling is made of finely ground hazelnuts,
�sugar and chocolate.
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JGodiva's Cherry Cordials are made with cherries
fwhich are delicately flavored and have a firm but
Render texture. They contain no food coloring and
I are hand-sorted to insure that they are free of
i cherry pits.
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Chocolate addictions caused by chemicals
Sweet functions as
all-natural aphrodisiac
Jennifer Brown
STAFF WRITER
We all know that feeling-you want something
sweet, maybe crunchy. You need that burst of energy
to make it through on more class. You just need choco-
late.
According to research,women are more susceptible
than men to the sweet treat.
"Women are 76 percent more likely to be addicted
to chocolate than men, although guys still need the
occasional dose of cocoa said Laura Hartung, nutri-
tionist.
There is a long history behind the love affair be-
tween chocolate and our sweet tooth.Chocolate was
first brought to Europe by the Spaniards and was intro-
duced into England in 1657. The Swiss invented a pro-
cess called conching, which transforms cocoa beans,
Students obsessed with soaps
TV dramas
lure watchers
Nina M. Dry
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
For most college students, life is
built around deadlines, work sched-
ules and everyday issues. However,
when the real world becomes too
stressful, some find their release in
the never ending sagas of their fa-
vorite soap operas.
Some students can turn the
stress releasing habit of watching
soap operas into an addiction. Ac-
:ording to Bob Morphet, counselor
it the Center for Counseling and
Student Development, getting
"hooked" to a soap is a maladaptive
pattern of behavior, which could
have negative effects.
"If watching the soap interferes
with normal, daily functioning, it's
i problem Morphet said.
How do people get involved
with these TV dramas in the first
place?
For most, it begins with parents
who watched the shows as their
children were growing up.
"I used to sit and watch it with
my mom said junior Brooke Allen.
"At the time, I wanted to do what
she did
"When I was young, my mom
would watch soap operas and I
would watch them with her said
senior Scott Wilkins.
Others may catch an episode
that peaks their interest.
"Over the summer, a particular
episode (of "All My Children"
caught my attention and I became
more interested said sophomore
Stacey Pinney.
While most frequently watched
shows are reruns during the sum-
mer, soaps seem to grow in popu-
larity.
"Watching the same thing over
and over gets old said senior Tricia
Bell. "At least with soaps, there's al-
ways something new going on
After that one particular episode
grabs you, the need to see what hap-
pens next takes over.
"I realize people ridicule and
criticize soaps but, like any other
show, if you keep watching, it lures
you in Pinney said.
According to Wilkins, who has
been watching "The Young and the
Restless" and "The Bold and the
Beautiful" for the past five years, the
actresses on these shows are enough
incentive to watch.
"There are a lot of fine looking
women on their shows Wilkins
said.
According to Morphet, there are
many reasons why people get in-
volved with watching soaps.
"It's pure escapism Morphet
said. "You can forget about argu-
ments you had with your girlfriend
or boyfriend, get way from home-
work, etc. Also the plot lines become
familiar and you become involved
vicariously with what's going on
Morphet also said the plot lines
are set up to leave viewers hanging
from one show to the next, making
you want to tune in again to see
what happens.
Although many students watch
these shows when they fit
conviently into their schedule,
some make their schedules fit these
shows at all costs. One student, who
wishes to remain anonymous, con-
siders himself to be a recovering
soap opera addict. He began watch-
ing "Days of Our Lives" his fresh-
man year in college and watched it
loyally for two years.
"My roommate would watch
"Days" everyday my freshman
year one student said. "I would ask
him questions about the story line
and after two days of my failed at-
tempts to take a nap, I was hooked
According to student, he, his
roommate and his roommate's girl-
friend would watch the show every
afternoon and make arrangements
if they couldn't.
"We would tape the show if our
classes conflicted with us watching
'Days the student said.
Although many can get into the
trials and tribulations that plague
the characters on these shows, there
are some who can not see what the
hype is all about.
"I don't see why people like
soaps so much Allen said. "I just
view soap operas to be a big gossip
fest.
"Sure shows like ER and Third
Watch have similar goings on, but
the characters have scruples that
we can identify with more readily
Although many characterize
daytime TV and prime time dramas
as soap operas, there is another
prime time show that has grown in
popularity over the years: profes-
sional wrestling.
"Wrestling is the male soap op-
era said senior G.W. Barker. "The
only difference is there's less sex
than daytime soaps�no wait a
minute there's more sex
According to Dave Honeycutt, a
senior, professional wrestling has
become more of a soap opera since
See SOAPS page I
and other tasty ingredients into the smooth, creaftty
form everone loves. In the 17th century, the Catholic
Church believed that chocolate was the drink of sor-
cerers.
Chocolate was first manufactured in the US in 17,65
in Massachusetts. Today, the average American con-
sumes over five pounds of chocolate every year.
Chocolate is an true aphrodisiac. Chocolate is made
from the cocoa beans of the cocoa tree, theobroma,
and contains phenylthylamine�the chemical manu
factured by our brain when we fall in love. So in a sense
we are literally falling in love with chocolate.
Chocolate was considered an aphrodisiac as loh)
ago as the age of the Aztecs. The Aztec king Montezum;
reportedly drank 50 goblets of chocolate or cocoa pe
day for its aphrodisiacal qualities.
Chocolate is also said by many to have negativ
affects as well, but most of these are myths. Chocolat
does not cause acne or tooth decay, and it doesn't rais'
blood cholesterol levels. The chemicals that are ii
chocolate create a craving that has to be satisfied b;
See Cocoa, page 8
Cycle into good health
Cyclemania promotes
better physical fitness
Karen Matthew
STAFF WRITER
Cyclemania is an incentive program for indoor stu-
dio cycling at the Student Recreation Center. The goal
of the program is to promote student and staff partici-
pation in a Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) studio cy-
cling class.
Two promotional sessions are being held this fall.
They wijl be Sept. 13-Oct. 22 and Nov. 1-Dec. 8. Not
only are these sessions free, but students and staff can
earn five fitness bucks if they attend 10 RPM classes
during each five week period.
Students cycle for fitness and fun at the
SRC. (Photo by Bobby Russell)
The fitness bucks can be redeemed for an RPM t
shirt or be applied toward any SRC fitness program
such as an an aerobics class or an outdoor adventun
trip.
"We want to make being involved in RPM as eas
as possible because it's a fabulous way to get in shape
said Sam Combs, SRC employee.
According to Combs, RPM studio cycling burns th(
most calories per minute of any activity offered at th(
SRC. It is ideal for strengthening the lower body anc
increasing muscle definition.
RPM can also accommodate people of all fitness lev
els. The 10 cycles used can be set to different speed?
and tensions, allowing the participant to control the
intensity of the workout.
The RPM studio cycling class is held at different
times throughout the week to give more people the
opportunity to try out the program. The class is of-
fered regularly Monday through Thursday, and occa-
sionally on Friday.
According to Kari Brown, SRC assistant director, the
See CYCLE page 7
FiredWorks Cafe capitalizes on creativity
Locals produce
original ceramic designs
Nina M. Dry
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
Upon entering FiredWorks Cafe, a sense of tranquil-
ity is present. People wander to and from their stations,
carefully drying their unfinished pieces. Bright colors
and designs displayed on the walls reflect the cheery
moods the customers exhibit as they chatter animat-
edly with one another, proudly presenting their unfin-
ished pieces.
"It's so therapeutic said Debbie O'Neal, owner.
FiredWorks Cafe, soon to be celebrating its one year
anniversary, is Greenville's contemporary paint-your-
own pottery studio.
"We picked the name FiredWorks because every-
thing we do is fired works O'Neal said. "Everything is
fired on the kiln on the premises
"We set it up with a cafe atmosphere serving fresh
coffees and teas
According to O'Neal, the trend of paint-your-own
pottery studios began about five years ago in New York
Patrons at FiredWorks enjoy painting their own unique
ceramic creations. (Photo by Emily Richardson)
and California and has been growing ever since.
"There are over 1,000 paint-your-own pottery stu-
dios In the country O'Neal said.
O'Neal's studio sells an assortment of functional
pieces such as candle holders, mugs and picture frames
just waiting for a customer to design it to his or her
taste.
So, how do you go about creating your own per-
sonalized piece?
Once the item has been chosen, there are no limits
to the designs one can create. There are idea books ot-
tering suggestions about different patterns and tech-
niques, a variety of stencil books and pictures of pieces
created by previous customers that one can take inspi-
ration from.
Along with the books and pictures, there are assis-
tants that can help you get your creative juices flow-
ing.
"I will help customers who have questions or who
have never been to FiredWorks before said employee
and art major, Julie Brooks.
"I work with people on an individual basis said
employee and interior design major, Courtney Snyder.
"I'll help them come up with designs, choose colors
and come up with ideas. It's so much fun
Once the piece has been painted, FiredWorks will
glaze the piece, fire it and have it ready for pickup three
days later.
Customers range from children to senior citizens,
who travel from surrounding cities like Wilson, Tarboro,
New Bern and Plymouth. Whether it's their first time
or they are regular customers, the response is unani-
mous.
"This is my first time and I love it said customer,
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, ' "I've been many times and find it really relaxing and
enjoyable said customer Loona Wilson. "It's a great all-
around, family oriented place
Customers pay for the ceramic piece plus an hourly stu-
' dlo rate.
"The studio fee includes the paint, glazing and firing
O'Neal said. "It's $7 an hour and that begins once they start
painting
FiredWorks offers many specials such as studio flat rate
fee of $5 to $7 for a group of six to paint. Also with Hallow-
een coming up, FiredWorks is offering a Midnight Madness
special where you can paint from 6:00p.m. to midnight for a
flat fee of $7.
Earlier in the semester, FiredWorks gave out coupons for
students to come and try it out, but due to Hurricane Floyd,
many people may not have been able to benefit from the
deal. O'Neal would like to once again offer this deal to new-
comers.
"To make it up to those who weren't able to come due to
the hurricane, if you bring in this article, it will vouch for
the opportunity to paint for an unlimited amount of hours
your first time for a flat rate of $5 O'Neal said.
FiredWorks Cafe is located on 1920 Smythewyck Drive
in Greenville. For more information on the specials call
Debbie O'Neal at 756-6839.
This writer can be contacted at
ndry@studentmedia.ecu.edu
CYCLE
from page 6
program helps participants to stay Interested. The ex-
ercise itself has many dimensions. It Is not just ped-
dling. RPM simulates many conditions, such as riding
up a steep hill or in a marathon.
"When people see RPM, they think it Is too dif-
ferent or boring, but when you participate, you see
the instructors keep you occupied and entertained
Brown said. "The instructors participate with the
group, talking them through the routine while dem-
onstrating every move
"I think it is an awesome program said RPM in-
structor, Brian Lane. "It's a roundabout way to get a
great workout without getting tired of doing the same
routine
The number of participants in Cyclemania and
RPM have increased since last fall. Many of the stu-
dents who have participated enjoyed the experience.
"It is the best cardio I have done, and it has the
most benefits said participant Dennis Drinkwater,
participant.
"I would recommend this program for others, both
beginners and experienced said participant Maria
Nyrovaara.
This writer can be contacted at
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MISCELLANEA
Kenton Bell
Vocabulary for the Verbose
Apologia (AP-uh-LOH-gee-uh) n. A formal defense or
justification of one's opinions.
Caducity (kuh-DO-si-tee) n. The state or condition of
being weak and frail.
Lapidary (LAP-i-der-ee) n. A person who cuts, polishes,
or engraves precious stones.
Serotinal (si-ROT-in-ul) adj. Blooming late in the season.
Parturition (par-chuh-RISH-un) n. The act or process
of bringing forth young.
Speleology (spee-lee-ol-uh-gee) n. The scientific study
or exploration of caves.
Alacrity (uh-I.AK-ri h-tee) n. To respond promptly and cheerfully.
English Enigmas
Rhythms" and "syzygy" are the longest English words
without vowels.
-There is a word in the English language with only one
vowel, which occurs five times: Indivisibility.
-The longest word in the English language, according
. to the Oxford English Dictionary, is
pneumonouItramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.The
only other word with the same amount of letters is
pneumonouitramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its
plural.
-Arsenious, Facetious and Abstemious contain all of the vow-
els in the correct order.
- In English, "four" is the only digit that has the same number
of letters as its value.
Underground" is the only word in the English language that
begins and ends with the letters "und
-The verb "cleave" is the only English word with two synonyms
which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.
Quirks, Quips and Quotes
"Great spirits have always encountered violent oppo-
sition from mediocre minds
- Albert Einstein
"In science as in love, too much concentration on tech-
nique can often lead to impotence. "
-P. L. Berger
Tricky Tidbit
Name the four lead characters of the Golden Girls, and
their real names. Anyone who answers the challenge
correctly and e-mails the answer to Kenton Bell will
have their name printed in the next issue of TEC.
Answer to last trivia question:
Author Eric Author Blair's real name is George Orwell,
who wrote Animal Farm and 1984 (named for the year
it was expected to be released, with the last two digits
reversed 19481984).
This writer can be contacted at
kbell@studentmedia.ecu.edu
A NOTCH ABOVE THE NORM
As news editor for the Daily Reflector and lecture
at ECU, Melvin Lang has lived a varied life.
He began his journalism career the day after graduj.
ating high school and was recruited by the sports edi-
tor for the Dairy Reflector, Since then, he has attended
ECU and UNC-CH in pursuit of higher education
Lang graduated in 1984 from ECU with a master)
degree in English, with a concentration in technical
writing. In addition to his scholastic pursuits, Lang
has worked in journalism for 48 years. He wrote for
the Associated Press, which allowed him to travel, and
has lived in New York, Oklahoma and Florida.
Raleigh, NC is the city he has enjoyed living ir)
the most. According to Lang, Miami was "a terrify
place for news operations, but it was consistently hot.?
He now lives in Ayden with his wife, Edith, and they
have a son and daughter as well as six grandchildren
In between stints of working as a journalist, Lang
decided to pursue farming. After agreeing they did not
want to move around anymore due to his hectic sched-
ule, he and his family began growing tobacco, corn
and wheat. They resided in both Pitt and Craven
Counties for five years. Lang said it was an interesting
and enjoyable time in his life, though not very lucra.
tive, and decided the time was right to return to i
more profitable job after the second year.
Lang spends the majority of his time between the
Daily Reflector and teaching communication classes
at ECU such as Media Writing and Basic Reporting. In'
his spare time, he enjoys fishing or a good game of
Scrabble. !
Lang is a man who has prospered at a career he
was "fhrown into" for 48 years, and who is still en�
joying what he does for a living.
His advice for college students is to "be prepared,
for whatever you want to go into as a career, and do)
whatever 1$ necessary to be prepared
MEET THE PEOPlf
Name: Matt Waymack
Major: ChemistryHistory
Class: Junior
Hobbies: Martial arts,
medieval weaponry, tennis
and volleyball
Goal: I want power,
money and happiness
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he was clean and funny! A MUST TO GO SEE
Florida State University - Mark Striff ler "Cary's performance
was hilarious. He was the only comic we had all year that was
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Chocolate has been known to have both positive
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: those same specific chemicals or, another bite of choco-
late.
Chocolate cravings are partially caused by caffeine,
but some of the urge to eat chocolate is psychological.
"The learning theory tells us that anything we have
that makes us feel better makes us start feeling like we
have to have it said Dr. Maggie O'Neal, a psy-
chology professor. "Also, our bodies naturally
I crave fat
dFreshman Melinda Vilches says that her fa-
vorite kind of chocolate is "milk chocolate in solid
candy bars She said she only occasionally feels
addicted. There isn't a chocolate that she doesn't
I enjoy.
On the other hand, freshman Jennifer
lEdmonson does not think she is addicted to
chocolate and she enjoys a little of it every day.
4J just need a little taste of something sweet
after meals Edmonson said.
Chocolate addictions cannot yet be measured
land have never been fatal. Whether it is the caf-
feine or the phenylthylamine that you are crav-
ling, indulge yourself because sometimes, noth-
ing else will do.
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it first started out in the 80s.
"Back then, it would go on the premise of being
'real Honeycutt said. "Now it has changed Into a
complete soap opera
Even so, Honeycutt makes sure he and friends can
get together to watch it.
"I schedule my plans around It Honeycutt said. "I
make sure I'm not doing anything on Monday nights
With the growing popularity of WWF and WCW,
not everyone agrees with the method the owners of
these federations go to achieve ratings.
"I don't like the way Vince McMahon runs the
WWF said junior Michael Kovach He knows it's be-
ing viewed by children yet he continues to be vulgar
and sexually explicit. 1 prefer to watch WCW. They com-
bine an action packed sport with a storyline. WCW is
definitely more sports oriented
Whether it's wrestling or the traditional soap opera
you love so much, know that you are not alone on this
campus, and if you think you are addicted to soap op-
eras, Morphet offers a suggestion in order to break the
habit.
"Force yourself to do something at the time of your
soap and do not tape it for a week Morphet said. "Af-
ter the week is over evaluate where you're at: did you
miss your show)?, did you use your time well?, were
you more productive during that week? It will help put
things into perspective
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Chamberlain dies
; Former NBA icon, Wilt
Chamberlain was found dead at
hrj Bel Air home Tuesday. He
died of an apparent heart at-
tack. Chamberlain played for
thje Philadelphia 76ers and the
Ltjs Angeles Lakers. Chamber-
lajn once averaged 50 point a
game for a season. He also held
the record scoring 100 points in
one game, the most scored ever.
� "I've lost a dear and excep-
tional friend and an important
part of my life said former
Celtics center and rival, Bill
Russell. "Our relationship was
intensely personal
Irvin looks
. at retirement
'� Dallas Cowboy receiver,
Michael Irvin, is considering re-
tirement from football due to a
nick injury he suffered Sunday.
Tile injury came in a 13-10 loss
to the Philadelphia Eagles.
! "I love playing this game,
but I'd be lying to you if I tell
y6u that it hasn't come up in
trie last couple of days Irvin
sjid.
I Irvin said his family's
trjoughts will weigh heavily in
hjs decision.
; "I was just scared. I thought
about not playing with my
son Irvin said.
; "Hoosiers" coach
dies
; Marvin Wood, former head
c0ach at Indiana's Milan High
Sfhool is dead at 71. Wood
coached two years at Milan, and
in 1953 he led the team to the
state finals. In 1954 his team de-
feated Muncie Central to win
tile State Championship. Gene
Hackman portrayed Wood in
tfee film "Hoosiers
"He was just an inspiration
to us, a guiding influence said
Bobby Plump, who played bas-
ketball for Wood.
j
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for Bears
'� Cade McNown will get his
fist NFL start Sunday for the
(Jhicago Bears. The Bear's
starter, Shane Matthews went
down with a pulled hamstring
iii last week's 24-22 win over
t&e Minnesota Vikings.
NjcNown was the 12th overall
pjck in the 1999 NFL draft out
oJFUCLA.
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w5�n the Seminoles take on
WaEe Forest. Warrick and team-
mate Laveranues Coles were
charged with grand theft after
they paid $20 for over $400
worth of clothes. Coles has
been kicked off the team.
J "I'll recommend he plays
again Head Coach Bobby
Bfcwden said, referring to even
ifWarrick is charged with a mis-
demeanor.
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' Minnesota receiver, Randy
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pursuing a career in the NBA.
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settled Moss said.
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tfle second half of the 1999-
2000 season. Moss was named
KJr. Basketball twice in West Vir-
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busketball alongside the Sacra-
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C-USA WILL CHANGE PIRATE ATHLETICS
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CONFERENCE

C-USA Member Institutions in 2003
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University at Cinrinnati
DePaul University
East Carolina University
University of Houston
University of Louisville
Marquette University
University of Memphis
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Saint Louis University
University of South Florida
University of Southern Mississippi
Texas Christian University
Tulane University
United States Military Academy (football only)
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Athletic department hopes
move will boost attendance
Stephen Schramm
SPORTS EDITOR
II ith ECU joining Conference-
JSA, the face of Pirate athletics
will change drastically. The Pirates
currently compete in the CAA in 13
varsity sports. The Pirates softball
team competes in the Big South
Conference and the ECU track and
cross country teams compete in the
ECAC and IC4A conferences. In the
2001-2002 academic year, all sports
will join ECU football in C-USA.
C-USA will grow to 14 member
schools by 2003. The additions of
Texas Christian, South Florida and
ECU were announced Monday after
the league meetings in New York.
Only 11 of the schools will compete
in football.
The league will be forced to split
into two divisions. The specifics of
the split have not been announced.
The team that will be affected most
by the change will be basketball. In
previous seasons the program has
been hurt by low attendance. ECU is
banking on the hope that the
prospect of teams like Cincinnati,
Louisville and UNC-Charlotte visiting
Williams Arena in the coming years
will energize the public and help
boost ticket sales.
"This is a challenge to our fans
said Athletic Director Mike Hamrick.
"If you can't get excited about this,
then you can't get excited
Another advantage to playing in C-
USA is the availability of post-sea-
son berths.
"C-USA is a lot different from the
CAA said Head Women's
Basketball Coach, Dee Gibson. "In
the CAA, you have to win the con-
ference tournament to get in the
NCAA tournament. There's no doubt,
you must. Unless we go out and
beat four or five top 25 teams, it's
almost impossible to get an at-large
bid. American University understood
that two years ago, when they went
23-8 and didn't get in to the
NCAAs
Both ECU and South Florida already
had ties to C-USA. South Florida
had been a member in basketball
and many other sports and ECU
joined as a football-only member in
1997.
"I think that the board felt we need-
ed to look inside the family before
looking outside said Mike Slive, C-
USA commissioner. "South Florida
has been a valuable member of this
league in other sports than football
and ECU has been a valuable mem-
ber in football and has made some
commitments we thought were
appropriate in trying to begin to
move up in basketball
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Confusion surrounds
State game tickets
Athletic Department gives
reasons for higher prices
Women's soccer team records three shutouts
Lady Pirates move to S-2
in best-ever conference start
Tiffany Waters
STAFF WRITER
Tiffany Waters
STAFF WRITER
Questions have been raised this week byECU staff
and students as to why ticket sales for the ECU-NCSU
game are more expensive than other games.
Guest tickets and general public tickets were raised
from the usual $20 to $30.
"It is not uncommon for ticket prices to go up for a
bigger game said Norm Reilly, media relations direc-
tor. �
Reilly said that it was more of a supply-
and-demand issue.
Students normally
purchase one
ticket at
a dis-
counted
price and fffiSPif rt'i- any
otherguest Y JffaPJ tickets at the
regular Vi" ticket price, but for the
ECU-NCSU " game, that is not the case.
According to Reilly, students were allotted one guest
each in order to allow for more student demand. This is
to make it easier for more students to attend the game.
Another change in ticket distribution was the allot-
ment of 5,000 tickets to NCSU instead of approximately
500 that are usually given to visiting schools.
NCSU first distributed their tickets to the Wolfpack
Club, NCSU's alumni organization. Students and the
general public were then allowed to purchase their tick-
ets.
Tickets were also sold three weeks in advance instead
of the Tuesday before the game, as is done with all other
football events.
"It is usually standard practice for a game of such
high interest for the tickets to go on sale early Reilly
said.
This allows the ticket office to know if they can dis-
tribute more tickets to the general public after tickets
have been sold to the student and faculty population.
Reilly dispelled the rumor that the placement of stu-
dent seating had been changed. Due to high student de-
mand, the student section has been expanded into parts
of the stadium where students are not accustomed to
seating.
This writer can be contacted at
twateri@studentmedia.ecu.edu
The women's soccer team has proven
to be golden in their past three games with
three conference shutout wins against
University of Richmond (previously
ranked 21 nationally), Virginia Common-
wealth University and rival University of
North Carolina at Wilmington.
"We played a really solid game said
Head Coach Rob Donnenwirth.
The performance on both teams
proved to be strong throughout the whole
game, but the Pirates proved to be a little
stronger towards the end.
"Coming off of the George Mason loss
and coming back in a game with the fire
we had against Richmond and to beat
them felt really good said Amy Horton,
senior goalkeeper.
Richmond outshot the Pirates 14-12
in a losing effort. With less than two
minutes to go, junior forward Kim
Sandhoff found the goal off an assist
from junior midfielder Erin Cann. This
was Sandhoff's first goal of the season.
Horton recorded her second com-
plete game shutout with two saves.
Richmond's Kristen Samuhel took the
loss, allowing one goal while saving
eight.
"This was a huge game for us
Donnenwirth said. "The whole nation
has been talking about our win because
of their national ranking
Sandhoff struck against VCU again
with a pair of goals to lead the Pirates to
a 2-0 shutout victory.
Even with the strong performance
from Sandhoff, the whole team came
out very flat in the first half "primarily
due to fatigue Horton said. In the sec-
ond half, the Pirates picked it up and
showed the Rams they meant business. A
pass by sophomore forward Amanda Duffy
to senior forward Jennifer Reilly earned
them both an assist for Sandhoff s first goal
of the evening in the 56th minute.
Sandhoff scored again in the 67th off a
Cann assist making it her third goal in the
last two games to clinch the ECU victory.
The Pirates outshot the Rams 19-S with five
corner kicks to VCU's one.
Horton picked up her third complete
game shutout of the year, with no allowed
goals and one save. This was Horton's sec-
ond consecutive complete game shutout. In
a losing effort VCU's Lindy Brown earned
10 saves and allowed two goals.
The Lady Pirates gave rivals UNC-W a
taste of pirate pride with the 4-0 beating
Tuesday.
"It was so nice to beat them the way we
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Spears more than just an athlete
Tennis captain
excels on the court
Ryan Downey
STAFF WRITER
Meredith Spears, captain of the
women's tennis team, is a student athlete
in the truest sense of the word. She was
recently voted captain by her teammates
because of her leadership skills and com-
passion for her fellow players.
"When someone on the team needs
something important they call me, I also
lead during stretching exercises and things
like that Spears said.
Other responsibilities of the captain
are to keep things organized during the
morning weight training sessions. She also
helps the team make plans for road trips,
and she successfully pushed for the team
to have their own lockers.
"She listens to what we have to say and
brings the team together on decisions
Junior Meredith Spears practices her
forehand (file photo).
said An-
d r e a
Terrill,
team-
mate.
Spears
has been
interested
in com-
ing to
ECU
since
childhood, and is now a second year stu-
dent classified as a junior because of pre-
vious credits. This interest was started
by her her father and other family mem-
bers who are ECU graduates.
She is a double major in political sci-
ence and English, has a 3.4 GPA and is
planning to go to law school. Once she
is done with school she plans to open a
practice involved with professional
sports teams.
An all around athlete, she has played
tennis since the age of ten, thanks to the
encouragement of her father.
"I didn't really get serious about it
until I was 13, then I started playing it
all the time Spears said. "When I
was young my dad wanted me to
play everything. I played lots of
sports tee-ball, softball, soccer and
basketball
After an injury during a soccer
match she decided to focus on ten-
nis on because her mother thought
it would be safer.
"We decided tennis was some-
thing I could do for the rest of my
s life and enjoy Spears said. "My ten-
nis coach when I was younger always en-
couraged me and told me that I could be a
college player
Spears has a packed schedule, which in-
cludes school work, many hours with
coaches in individual training, as well as
time in the weight room and the normal
three hour practice with the rest of the team.
"You can't work as hard as Meredith and
not get better. She leads the other girb to
work hard; she will have a great career here.
She has been the kind of person that coaches
want in a program. I can't say enough about
Meredith Spears said Tom Morris.
This writer can be contacted at
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Portugal awarded Euro 2004 championship
Spain, AustriaHungary
lose bid to host tournament
AACHEN, Germany (AP)�Portugal was awarded the
(2004 European Soccer Championships on Tuesday,
! beating out bigger Iberian neighbor Spain and a joint
bid by Austria and Hungary.
! After the decision was announced by UEFA presi-
dent Lennart Johansson, members of the Portuguese
s delegation�including soccer great Eusebio� jumped to
their feet in the conference hall of an Aachen hotel
Jand cheered wildly.
"Portugal is a small country but we love football
�said a beaming Eusebio as Portuguese delegation offi-
cials popped open bottles of champagne.
I It will be the first time the quadrennial champion-
ships are held in Portugal and the biggest sports event
ever in the country.
The 2000 tournament will be staged in Belgium and
iThe Netherlands.
i"This is the happiest day in my life said Portu-
guese soccer federation president Gilberto Madail. "We
tdid everything possible to prove that Portugal was ca-
'pable and worthy of staging the European Champion-
ship
L Under the Portuguese bid plans, championship
(matches will be held in eight cities: Lisbon, Porto,
(Aveiro, Braga, Coimbra, FaroLouie, Guimaraes and
JLeiria. Lisbon and Porto will provide two stadiums each.
' Five stadiums need extensive renovation and five
Pnew ones will be built, according to the Portuguese bid.
j Spain's bid was based on its sophisticated soccer
stadiums, while Austria and Hungary tried to capital-
j Ize on the political significance of staging the champi-
onship on the former Cold War divide.
The three bidders made final presentations Tues-
day morning to UEFA's Committee for European Cham-
pionship, which gave its backing to Portugal. UEFA's
Executive Committee then endorsed the decision.
Egidius Braun, the German chairman of the cham-
pionship committee and a UEFA vice president, said
Portugal received "a strong majority" in a secret vote
by the 16-member panel. He declined to give the break-
down of the ballots.
Members of the committee coming from the three
bidders were not allowed to vote, including Spanish
soccer federation president Angel Maria Villar.
"This is a complete surprise he said. "The Portu-
guese) don't have the better facilities but there were
other reasons they won It and one of the reasons is
precisely that they don't have the resources
Braun also said the championships would be an
opportunity for Portugal to develop its facilities.
"Portugal has good football, but stadiums need full
renovation said Madail, the Portuguese federation
chief. "This is a great opportunity to definitely change
our football for better
The biggest soccer event Portugal ever hosted was
the youth World Cup in 1991.
"It's a great opportunity for Portugal to reform its
sports infrastructures; an opportunity for social con-
tact, for culture and tourism President Jorge Sampaio
told reporters in Lisbon.
Prime Minister Antonio Guterres said he felt "par-
ticularly satisfied because hosting the competition
would boost Portuguese sports and portray Portugal as
a "modern and developed country, capable of com-
peting at international levels
O'Meara: In bad season,
even Ryder win feels like loss
iSOCCER
:
from page 9
� did Horton said. The Pirate's came
out strong and never let up,
putshooting the Seahawks 13-6.
i- "To beat them so decisively like
j that felt good, "Horton said. "Every-
J thing just clicked with our team
ECU started off with a goal from
J Reilly off of an assist from Sandhoff.
j "Kim had another great game
j Donnenwirth said.
Sandhoff added an unassisted
goal in the 44th minute to give the
J Pirates a 2-0 lead, but the Pirate's
� weren't finished yet. In the 81st
J minute, Reilly added her second
� goal of the day with an assist from
J-Duffy. Duffy also got her own per-
sonal taste of victory with a last-
minute goal off an assist from jun-
ior forward Charity McClure.
"Our backs did a great job
Donnenwirth said.
This win puts the Lady Pirates
at 8-2 overall and 5-2 in the Colo-
nial Athletic Association. The five-
conference win is the highest an
ECU team has gone along with the
last seven out of eight wins posted
by the team.
"It feels really great to be the
first to reach 5-0 in the conference
each year we've gotten better
Horton said. "To know how we
started my freshman year and to see
the building that we have done, it
feels great that other teams are start-
ing to recognize us and know were
there
Horton recorded her fourth
complete game shutout with two
saves and no allowed goals. Meghan
Fitzsimmons and Carla Linebarger
combined with seven saves and four
goals allowed.
"The difference for us today was
the play of our defenders, despite
the fact that we scored four goals
Donnenwirth said.
The Pirates will continue on
their seven-game road trip when
they travel to DeLand, Fla. to take
on Stetson University Sunday, at 1
p.m.
VIRGINIA WATER, England
(AP) It's been that kind of year
for Mark O'Meara. Even the
Ryder Cup victory feels like a loss
for the American as he prepares
to defend the World Match Play
title.
Last year, O'Meara capped an
amazing season highlighted by
victories in the U.S. Masters and
British Open with a 1-up deci-
sion over friend Tiger Woods in
the 36-hole final.
"It was one of the most ex-
citing, most unique, most fun
quality golf matches that I have
ever been associated with
O'Meara said.
"This year has been a differ-
ent story added the American,
who has struggled all year with
his driver. "It has been kind of a
battle out there on the course
O'Meara, who didn't score a
point in the Americans' Ryder
Cup victory, said Tuesday that
controversy had soured the vic-
tory, though he was lauded by
the Europeans as one of the good
guys.
"I didn't feel like I won any-
thing at the Ryder Cup. Even
though all that great golf was
played on both sides of the At-
lantic, it just seemed to be so
negative
"I don't know if Europe had
won it would have been that nega-
tive or not. But it just seems like the
two winning teams that I have been
on, everything has been so negative
about what happened that it doesn't
feel like we won
O'Meara also said he might skip
the Nov. 4-7 World Golf Champi-
onships at Valderrama in southern
Spain if his game doesn't improve.
O'Meara, South Africa's Ernie
Els, Scotland's Colin Montgomerie
and Zimbabwe's Nick Price, the top
four seeds, have byes in Thursday's
opening round on Wentworth's
West Course.
In the first-matches, it will be
Craig Parry, Australia, vs. Paul
Lawrie, Scotland (winner faces
O'Meara); Sergio Garcia, Spain, vs.
Retief Goosen, South Africa (winner
faces Price); Carlos Franco, Paraguay,
vs. Padraig Harrington, Ireland
(winner faces Els); Jose Maria
Olazabal, Spain, vs. Notah Begay III,
United States (winner faces
Montgomerie).
Price warned 19-year-old Garcia
to improve his driving game. Garcia
led Spain to the Dunhill Cup title
Sunday at St. Andrews and defeated
Price 67-70 in a third-round match
on the Old Course. They could meet
again on Friday in the quarterfinals.
"His (Garcia's) short game right
now is about as good as anyone's I
have ever seen Price said. "It is
something about that Spanish,
blood. None of them (Seye
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drive the ball well, but they ajl�.
chip and putt '
"You have to drive the ball
well to win major champion
ships. You saw at CarnoustieMi
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(89) so there are certain golf
courses where he's going to
struggle.
"I am not asking him to
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"If he does make those refinfe
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The least-known name in ttye1
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entry in the tournament, he
made organizers look good when
he won the Michelob Champi-
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Airness popped in Tuesday at a di-
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Floyd flood victims, dispensing
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Jordan, who grew up in nearby
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about 12:30 p.m.
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Heisman up for grabs without Warrick
Hours before Florida State risked
its No. 1 ranking against Miami, a
car pulled out of the parking lot of
a Tallahassee hotel with a message
painted on the rear window:
"Hilfiger or Heisman? U make
the call
Less than a week ago, the call
was simple: Peter Warrick, the Semi-
noles' sensational wide receiver, was
the clear favorite to win the
Heisman Trophy, college football's
grandest individual prize.
The choice is not so easy any-
more. Warrick was suspended in-
definitely last week following his
arrest for felony theft underpay-
ing for designer clothes at a Talla-
hassee department store. He missed
Florida State's 31-21 win over Mi-
ami, and is expected to sit out
Saturday's game.
And as he waits for his lawyer to
sort out his legal mess, Warrick's
Heisman chances have all but
slipped away.
A sampling of several dozen
Heisman voters nationwide indicate
Warrick has little or no chance to
win the award presented by New
York's Downtown Athletic Club on
Dec. 11.
"Peter Warrick Is out of it, in my
mind voter Steve Kirk of the Bir-
mingham News said. "And not be-
cause of the moral issues. He missed
a big game and there's only 11 of
them. You can't miss a big game
Ron Bracken, sports editor of the
Centre (Pa.) Daily Times, said he
would have a tough time voting for
Warrick because, "you want that
guy standing up there getting that
trophy to be somebody that can be
looked up at and admired and a
youngster can say, '1 want to be like
him
Warrick may be the nation's best
player whether he misses one, two
or more games, but Heisman voter
Bruce Hooley of The (Cleveland)
Plain Dealer adds, "I also think the
Heisman stands for something more
than what he stood for at Dillard's
(department store)
By winning the Heisman, a
player is guaranteed lifelong recog-
nition by football fans everywhere.
Now, Warrick is likely to be remem-
bered as the first player to lose it
because of his misadventures in a
mall.
With Warrick on the sideline,
the leading Heisman contender
looks to be Georgia Tech's Joe
Hamilton, the nation's top-rated
passer with 1,347 yards and 12
touchdowns. He's also run for 321
yards and six TDs for the eighth-
ranked Yellow Jackets, whose only
loss came against Warrick and the
Seminoles.
"Everyone seems to think
Warrick being out has automatically
given the award to Joe Hamilton
Heisman voter Andrew Bagnato of
The Chicago Tribune said, "but I
don't think that's a given just yet
I thought it was an outrage
By Heisman rules, Warrick re-
mains a candidate, but William J
Dockery, president of the award,
said the receiver would become in-
eligible if convicted of a felony.
Should he win the Heisman and
then be convicted, the award can
be taken away.
Fans aren't snatching up playoff tickets in Atlanta
ATLANTA (AP)�Chipper Jones can't understand
it, the Atlanta Braves again are having a tough time
selling tickets to the National League championship
series.
"This is an exciting team, a blue-collar team, and
this-team deserves to have the backing of its fans
Jones said.
After drawing franchise lows for the divisional
series, the Braves were 6,000 tickets short of a sellout
for the opening game of the playoff series against
the hated New York Mets.
More than 9,000 tickets remained for Game 2.
"If the fans are taking for granted that we're go-
ing to make it to the World Series, the Mets may
have something to say about that Jones said.
Complaints about Atlanta's postseason apathy are
not new. Former Braves outfielder David Justice
ripped the fans in 1995 for not making enough noise
during the World Series against Cleveland.
But it seems to be getting worse.
The Braves drew only 39,119 fans to the first game
of the division series against Houston, nearly 11,000
short of capacity at Turner Field and the smallest
crowd ever in Atlanta's 44-game postseason history.
The second game wasn't much better with only
41,913 in the seats.
David Teske, a fan from Jonesboro, said the 4 p.m.
game times against Houston hurt attendance. It's
hard for working fans to attend afternoon games on
the weekdays, he said.
Other fans see the empty seats as a symptom of
the Braves' success.
"I think the fans are getting a little complacent
said Vicki Reidy of Newnan, who bought tickets for
tonight's game on her lunch break Monday. "They're
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before they show up
The lukewarm support in the playoffs follows
what may have been one of the Braves' most excit-
ing seasons.
With Andres Galarraga recovering from cancer
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final week of the season. They won more than 100
games for the third straight year.
"I guess I was a little spoiled playing in St. Louis
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they were always there. To come here and be in the
postseason and not have sellouts is surprising
Braves officials were predicting tickets for Game
1 would sell out later today. "I think Atlanta fans are
going to rise to the occasion said Paul Adams, di-
rector of ticket sales.
Steven Fortt, a New York Yankees fan who lives
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at Turner Field because of the expensive tickets. Re-
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SERVICES
THE ECU PT program is holding a
massage clinic Wed. October 20th
from 5-9 pm at the Belk Bldg. on Cha-
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10min or $410min at the door.
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MUST SALE 2 year old brother word
processor with monitor and printer
$100 firm, call Paula at 754-0926.
A 1878 Volkswagen Beetle in excel-
lent condition. 2000 miles on a rebuilt
, engine with new carburetor. Alterna-
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PART TIME jobs available. Joan's
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Pi Kappa Alpha for the tailgate on Sat-
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CONGRATULATIONS SIGMA on
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flag football playoffs! Good luck on
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THE DISTINGUISHED Ladies of the
Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority cordially
invite you to the first East Carolina Hair
Show. Hair Expo '99 will give you the
opportunity to view the hottest styles
around, receive tips on how to main-
tain styles, and expose you to the best
of the best in salons and stylists. It
will be held on October 19 �7:30pm
in the Mendenhall Student Center So-
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LIFEGUARD TRAINING! BECOME
American Red Cross Lifeguard certi-
fied through this program on Oct.26-
Nov.20. CPR is included with this
course. Class meets 6pm-9pm on
Tues Thurs and Sat. and the cost is
$110mem-$130non-mem. Registra-
tion Deadline is Oct.22. Refined swim-
ming skills are necessary and the par-
ticipant must be at least 15 years of
age. For more information please call
328-6387.
TRIBETA, THE Biological Honor so-
ciety will meet on Monday. October
18th in BN-109 at 5. Please come join
us.
MERCHANTS MILL Pond: Come en-
joy the beauty of this northern State
Park and experience an easy day of
paddling in and among the cypress on
Oct.30. Wildlife are abundant so bring
your camera. It's a great Saturday trip.
The cost is $20mem-$30non-mem
and the registration Deadline is Oct.20.
5pm. For more information please call
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PIRATE CHASE 5k runwalk. The an-
nual Pirate Chase is Back! It's a fun
runwalk event that will be held No-
vember 7th at 2pm starting at the Pi-
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event. Pre-registered cost is $5mem-
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adult students share how they are mak-
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room 312 Wright. Bring a lunch and
bring a friend, call 6881 or 6661
for more information.
ADVANCED CUMBING Session. In-
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at the SRC wall. Set your own pace
and decide what you want to learn .
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lead climbing, anchor systems and eth-
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CHOOSING A Major and a Career: a
one-session workshop that helps you
explore your interests, values, abilities
and personality and find out which oc-
cupations match well with you. The
Center for Counseling and Student De-
velopment is now offering this work-
shop on Thursday October 14 at 3:30-
5. Contact he Center at 328-6661 if
you are interested.
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group is designed to provide support
to students who have experienced the
death of a loved one. if you are inter-
ested please contact the center at 328-
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Y KANT TORI WRITE?
Tori Amos'new attempt
falls short of greatness
I). Micc.ih Smith
Fowitamhead H.iliior
As Tori Amos slides deeper into dec-
t ronica, abandoning the lush marriage
of voice and piano for a murky syn-
thesized soup in which those two ele-
ments merely float near the surface,
only one question comes to mind: Has
Tori lost her soul?
I cycle CD one (Orbiting) of To Venus
anil Back over and over on the CD
player, searching for a crumb of any
element predating Songs from lite
Choir Girl Hotel, but with little hope.
Tori's sympathetic vocals outline
purposefully hazy photographs, little
snippets of our miserable lives, in
tracks like "Glory of the 8)'s"and
"Josephine
"Lust" invokes a trace of Under the
Pink, perhaps, minus the breathtaking
bridges that once marked Tori's songs.
In fact, most of the songs on this CD
are unpalatable due to the unbroken,
one-dimensional flatness of tone and
lyric content.
Tori rarely raves or yells on her
albums anymore; instead she politely
whispers or slurs her words, taking
the locus off her best instrument and
placing it on the mediocre orchestra-
tion provided by her synthesisers,
drummer Matt Chamberlain and gui-
tarist Steve Caton.
She seems to have forgotten her tal-
ent for songs about personal pain,
opting for densely spacey numbers
with vaguely depressing connotations.
Her lyrics are a tangled mess in
which you'd need a team of psychoan-
alysts to interpret: "And I found out
where my edge isand it bleeds into
where you resistand my only way out
is to goso far inbillowing out to
somewhere she mumbles enigmati-
cally in"Spring Haze
Fortunately, 7b Venus anil Back
comes equipped with a second, and
much more enjoyable, CD of yummy
live material.
CD two Still Orbiting) is gorgeous, a
miniaturized personal interpretation
of Tori Amos by Tori Amos. She pours
intense thought into the live versions
of her songs, pausing to wring
screams from her fans with quiet
between-song monologues.
"Precious Things"still resonates
with jagged-edged junior high
tragedy, but apocalyptic rhythm
tracks, combined with Tori's other-
worldly Choir Girl Hotel vocalizations,
make the old standard fairly glisten
with purpose as the first track. She
zips happily through "Cruel and plays
with "Cornflake GirT'like a new toy.
I didn't like the new identity she gave
to "llells for Her it's too busy, and
lacks the simplicity that made the
original version charming. Hut she
sweetens "Cloud on My Tongue" by
pairing her regretful voice with only
the piano.
Tori also introduces a tew non-
album tracks like "Cooling" and
"Purple People much to my delight.
Buy the album, with my blessing.
But buy it for the live versions of
"Little Earthquakes"and the vocally
explosive "Wait ress two of her most
memorable tracks to date.
This writer can be contacted at
fountainhead@studentmedia.
ecu.edu
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CD Review
THE PRETENDERS cuan up pop
Viva El Amor
is a shot in the arm
Ryan Kennemur
Funky Cuban mastah
The Pretenders have come a long
way from the bottom, baby.
After breaking off a sizable chunk of
the New Wave movement in 1980 and
becoming a radio staple with their
debut album, the band's personal
tragedies began. By 1983, both their
lead guitarist and bassist were dead,
both of them from drug overdoses.
The remaining members, singer
Chrissie Hynde and drummer Blair
Cunningham, picked up and went
ahead with their music, never quite
catching the wave they once rode the
very crest of.
Several years and solo careers later,
the Pretenders are staging a come-
back. Indeed, Chrissie sat down to
write a few songs and used her imagi-
nation; the tracks portray this suc-
cinctly. With their newest release Vim
El Amor, the Pretenders have made a
plea for a Renaissance of pure pop
music.
The album was originally slated to
be concept album about not playing
by the rules, in honor of the final
trackBikerThat album was rejected
after Chrissie married a Cuban man
and cancer cut her long-standing
friendship with I.inda McCartney
short. Linda had been working on
photographs for Vim weeks prior to
her death, and the cover shot is in
honor of her memory.
The opening track"Popstar despite
its biting lyrics and mantra of "They
don't make'em like they used to is a
poor sample of what is to come. It's
bubblegum-poppy.and the rest of the
And then came rock'n' roll. Three of
the songs on this album just grab you
by the necktie and yankNails in the
Road"and"Legalize Me"rock like the
Pretenders of days of yore. But the
track "Baby's Breath" is the best song
songs are either straight-up rock'n'
roll or power pop. But the song does
have a good message in that radio
songs nowadays are lacking in any-
thing resembling professionalism.
The next songHuman is their lat-
est single and it ought to be one of the
top singles of the year. Hynde confess-
es in her signature crystal-clear roar
that she's "only human on the inside
Then comes"From the Heart Down
about how the man loves the woman
in the tune. The lyrics on this album
bite down and never quite let go.
on the disk. Above the crunch guitar
and harmonica-driven beat, Hynde
wailsWhy did you send me roses?
Save them for someone's death
Vim marks a return to form for the
Pretenders. Considering all the tur-
moil the band has been through, it's a
miracle that they even have the frame
of mind to make such great music.
This writer can be contacted at
rkcnnemurt'st udentmedia.ecu.edu
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Greenville is home to plenty of Italian
restaurants, making it tough to decide
where to eat on weekends. Hut it you've
eaten at Ragazzi's oik too many times, or
just want to clutch your date's hand over
a romantic dinner in a cozier setting than
usual, check out our picks for the best
locally-owned Italian fare Greenville has
to offer.
Poppy's Pizza Den
IVppy's Fizza Den is an excellent choice
when you're in the mood for good Italian
food in a relaxed atmosphere. Unlike
chain Italian restaurants in the Greenville
area, the locally owned Peppy's is more
likely to satisfy your desire for a good,
quality meal.
Their pizza prkes are unbeatable. If you
buy one pizza, any size, with any number
of toppings, you get another like it for
free. The menu also features a delicious
variety of pastas, sandwiches, steaks and
subs, prepared to order. I lam and cheese
subs are a specialty, so try one if you hap-
pen by.
You can also create your own salad at
their salad bar, which is loaded with Iresh
vegetables and plenty of dressings. Not
only does Peppy's serve tasty food at sat-
isfactory price but those who dine in
are surrounded by an attractive,clean
sell ing. The service is quick and friendly,
loo. All foods are available for take-out.
Peppy's Pizza Den is located on the cor-
ner of Red Hanks Road and Greenville
Houlevard.
Bolt's
As I stepped onto the hardwood fkxir
the smell of fresh Italian food hit
me. Top 40 hits were playing on the
radio while Sportscenter
was on TV I took a window seat on a
high stool in the corner and waited for a
waitress.
Almost immediately someone came to
help me, and I began to examine the
menu. The prices are about what you
would expect form a pizzeria, reasonable
but not too cheap. The food is worth
every penny, much better than what
you'd find in a larger pizza corporation.
There area number of specialty pizzas
you can order, or you can choose your
own toppings. 1 ordered a small behe-
moth, which is a ten-inch personal pizza,
with five or six meats and lour vegeta-
bles.
Hut as in all good pizzerias, the food
doesn't stop at the pizza. Ikili's also makes
subs, which are reasonably priced,and
stromboli which I was told is the best in
town.
They dkl get my order wrong the first
time but were nice enough to make me
another pizza and take the price of my
drink off the ticket. They even haw live
musk every Tuesday and specials on
drafts throughout the week. They even
deliver to anywhere in Greenville, provid-
ed it's not too busy in the restaurant.
For someone on a tight budget this is a
place you can go maybe once every two
weeks or so. Holi's, located on the corner
of Fifth and Cotanchc Streets,has a
sports bar atmosphere with a quiet little
pizzeria fed. This is one place that I high-
ly recommend you visit.
Finellis
"Yo! Vinnie and the boys want to go get
some good Italian food to fill their
respectably large bellies. They'd like to
know if you've heard of any such place
that could, you know, entertai n such a
notion, Capite?"
"Yeah, Finellis Cafe's rail good for that
sort of ting. Mickey and his boys go
down there all the lime.They talk about
how good the lasagna is and stuff. They
say it's like Ma Fratdli used to make
before she got caught by all those kills.
And ihey say that the portions are so big,
even Fat Tbni lias to have a doggy bag.
And you get .ill the bread that's named
alter us you want, not to mention all the
salad with the dressing named after us!
Also, they got a different seafood every
day. Who knows, you might even eat a
fish thai Luca lirassi sleeps with.God rest
his immortal soul(spits on the floor)
"They got so many types of pasta,
PizanaYou can get linguine,spaghetti,
tettuccini with 'Fredogravy. You can even
make your own pasta dish with one of
the aforementioned noodles and a salsa
of your choice, with grilled chkken or
shrimp for just two dams extra
"They gots sandwiches, Mr. Pesci?"
"Sure, Bobby! All sorts of stuff. Philly
cheese steaks, grilled chicken and even
this grilled cheese with four types of
cheeses. Not bad, methinks
"Sounds good, Joey-boy. Ybu wanna go?
"Nah, youse guys go ahead. There's
not many tables, so you better get there
before 5 p.m. Anyway, somebody's trying
to whack me, so I better just get Myrtle to
fix me some nice arugala salad. Bon
Appetit
Villa Roma
Conveniently located on HKh Street,
Villa Roma Restaurant offers patrons a
traditional Italian-style dining experi-
ence. It is, undoubtedly, oik of the finest
c;isual spots to e-at Italian food around
the Greenville area.
Not only is the food marvelous, but the
stall' is also extremdy friendly, profes-
sional and happy to wait on you.
Prices typically range from W�S to
$ 12.95 for popular entrees like Eggplant
Parmigana and Baked Ziti.and although
the sauce on the pasta is a bit sweet, the
meal is definitely high-quality.
If you are not a fan of pasta, the menu
also includes a variety of poultry and
veal options, not to mention pizza.
In addition to the main course.giiests
also receive a side salad (including fat-
free dressing for health nuts!) and a bas-
ket of Villa Roma's authenticddedable
garlic bread.
The romantic atmosphere is reminis-
cent of an old-world Italian
establishment with dim lighting,warm
glowing candles and soft lyrics flowing in
the background. It's quaint and provides
a sense of calmness away from the bustle
of a day of dasses or work.
Villa Roma is a welcome change from
countless dinners at home or any ot the
dining halls. Interestingly enough,a
sports bar is also connected to the
restaurant so fans can check scores and
memorabilia in between courses.
Although there are numerous Italian
restaurants in Greenville, not all of them
display the characteristics that make Villa
Roma authentic including accessibility
for those students that liveon-campus.
Among the vast selection of food, the
quality service and the atmosphere
(which I was once told you couldn't eat),
Villa Roma truly brings the"house of
Rome"to Greenville.
Contributing writers
oe Pope
Ryan Kennemur
Kenny Smith
Maura Buck
RAMBLIN
DOWNTOWN FASHIONS CREEP WRITER OUT
Caleb ROK
AssetanFAr
"Hdlo Greenville Police Department
canlhdpyou?"
"Yes, officer, I would like to report a
missing person Like, we lost our friend
downtown and like, you know, she didn't
meet us at the Elbo entrance and like, we
hafta find her�
"Calm down miss, we will find her for
you. Could you please describe what she
was wearing?"
"Yes, officer She is really thin with like,
blonde hair and stuff, and she was wearing
really tight black stretchy pants with a white
button up shirt
Boy, once they posted the APB out on
this chide I am sure the ECU Pdice
Department spent all of20 seconds fimiing
a match. Lemme ask all you townies some-
thin I )id you happen to go downtown this
past weekend or any weekend in the past
six months? Of
course you did Can you court the number
of people (mainly females) who where
sportin this outfit? Seriously though,on the
three and a halfpercent tip the second let-
ter of the alphabet is"K'Think about it!
I cannot hdp but think of the movie
"Dark Citywhere all of these bald dudes in
trench coats hover around people and funk
shoot upThe point is (bhirtty) that they all
looked the sam&And say oneof them was
your okl pal. Elmer.
How the heD would
ytxi find Elmer if he
was walking down
the street and he
looked exactly like
your other pal
Bufordandhis
brother llczekiah?
It would be
like one of those
weinl moments on
Being froma"playaI fed safe in saying
lliat appearance is an important part if the
women wanna attract the fellas. It is com-
mon for the ladies to spend hours getting
ready to embark on the night.so wearing
your best outfit is crucial.
It Thursday night in Verdeville. The
scene is beautiful Beatrice in her bathroom
bathing Alliteration is heavy in the air.
Once bathed Beatrice stands nekked
before her ward robe, and promptly dis-
misses the Lion and the Witch. The most
importartdtvisionoftheny is now
upon her. Is it more important than
whether or not she will kwk foolish dancing
drunk.
And nxxe important than whether or
not she will wake up in a bathtub full of ice
water with two si its in her back because two
med students just drugged her.tookout her
kidneys and sold them to the black market
for lOgrand apiece! Oh,thequestionof
what to wear! Beatrice thinks as she taps
her toes to the brand new Mo B. Dick CD
The light bub above her head flashes in
brilliant incandescence. she pulls out her
tight black pants which just happen to be in
the same location as her sleeveless while
button-up shirt To top it all off,she adds her
matching black platform shoes and a met-
ric ton of make-up.
Now Beatrice is in aowntown VerdeviDe
gettW her groove on The phyas are eyeing
Beatrice up and
down and she
campus when you
Could you pick your own girlfriend out?
think you see a friend on campus when
actually it is only their stunt double.You ydl
their name and when the stunt double
looks at you, immediately you look away
and whistfe to yoursdf so as to hide the
mistaken identity.
Now, we can transpose this theory to a
quaint little area in Eastern North Carolina
calkxi verdeville. verdeville has a huge dub
scene in the downtown sector of the
metropolis. Many of the mea"pfyasas
they are often called by the focal women-
folk,go there in search of a partner who will
join them in praise of Aphrodite, the Greek
goddess of love-yeah right, more lice SEX).
"Why?" she asks herself Beatrice stares
around and slowly frowns as she is pum-
mckxl by the sight of every other giri in the
dub wearing the exact outfit that she has
oa 1 fcr night on the town has sbvty turned
into a George Orwell novd where everyone
is the same and there is no thought of vari-
ety-mudi like this njght in Verdeville. Does
ANYONE seea retaionship?
This writer can be contacted at
croscstudenl medkecu.edu
ThOdDberH.1999 3





THINGS
TO DO
THURSDAY
Cat's Cradle: Leo Kottke
The Cellar: In Tune
Entertainment Karaoke (10:00
p.m.)
Mendenhall Movies: Double
FeatureAustin PowersAustin
Powers: The Spy Who Shagged
Me" (7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
respectively)
Sports PadSplash: In Tune
Entertainment Karaoke (10
p.m.)
Underwater Cafe: Mug Nite
SATURDAY
Backdoor: The HalfwaysStick MONDAY
Figure Suicide
Cat's Cradle: The Battle of
the Iron Mies
The Cellar: In Tune
Entertainment Karaoke (10
p.m.)
Mendenhall Movies: Ed TV
Peasant's Cafe: Snake Oil
Medicine Show
Sports PadSplash: In Tune
Cat's Cradle: Hipbone
Mendenhall Movies: Ed TV
Sports PadSplash: Monday
Night Wrasslin'
TUESDAY
Kellar Williams will be at the Third Annual Barrister's Ball Friday night at Peasant's Cafe.
FRIDAY
The Attic: Slipjoint
Backdoor: Stretch Armstrong
Cat's Cradle: Buzzcocks
LunachicksDown By Law
The Cellar: In Tune
Entertainment Karaoke (10
p.m.)
Mendenhall Movies: Ed TV
Peasant's Cafe: Keller
Williams3rd Annual
Barrister's Ball
Sports PadSplash: In Tune
Entertainment Karaoke (10p.m.
Entertainment Karaoke (10p.m.)
SUNDAY
Cat's Cradle: Queens of the
Stone AgeAsh
Courtyard Tavern: Yard Party-
No Cover
Mendenhall Movies: Ed TV
Peasant's Cafe: Open Mic
Nite
Cat's Cradle: Galactic
Peasant's Cafe: Mug
NiteAlmost Steve
WEDNESDAY
The Attic: Comedy Zone
Cat's Cradle: Bruce
RobisonCharlie RobisonJack
Ingram
Sports PadSplash: Free
Shag Lessons (8-9 p.m.)
Underwater Cafe: Karaoke
For More Information
The Attic
Greenville, NC 752-7303
Backdoor
Greenville, NC 752-7049
The Beef Barn
Greenville, NC 756-1161
Big Jake's Bar
Williamston, NC 799-0022
BVV-3
Greenville, NC 758-9191 '
Cat's Cradle
Carrboro, NC
(252) 967-9053
The Cellar
Greenville, NC 752-4668
Chef's 505
Greenville, NC 355-7505
The Corner
Greenville, NC 329 8050
The Courtyard Tavern
Greenville, NC 321-0202
Deadwood
Greenville, NC 792-8938
The Klbo
Greenville, NC 758-4591
Hard Times
Greenville, NC 758-9922
On-Campus Activities
328-6004
Pantana Bob's
Greenville, NC 757-3778
Peasant's Cafe
Greenville, NC 752-5855
Sports PadSplash
Greenville, NC 757-3658
Son II Studio
Greenville, NC 830-5279
Southern Nites Nightclub
946-5785
Texas 2 Step
Greenville, NC 752-3600
Underwater Cafe
Greenville, NC 754-2207
Wrong Way Corrigan's
Greenville, NC 758-3114
TOP
10
LIST
Top Ten Items
That Should Be
Sold as Licensed
Pirate
Merchandise
10. Cases of
BudLight
9. The old Pee
Dee design
8. Nipple rings
7. Ramen noo
dies (chicken
flavor)
6Fo-deez"
5. Triple Jello
shooters
4.Commemorative
10-gallon ECU
beer bongs
3. Bottled water
2. Tube tops
l.Boo-tay
Mail ynn lip Ten list topics hi
Miccah at fixinuinhe.klfci'stiKlait-
nKdia.ecu.edu
h
LEO
Thursday. October, 141999






NOW
SHOWING
CARMIKE 12
ARIES
(March 21-April 20)
Your miKid might be cranky, resulting
from tensions either at home nr at
work. Speak softly and avoid any dis-
agreements with others.
TAURUS
(April2l-May2l)
Spend extra time with family�fun
and adventure will be highlighted. It
may be the perfect opportunity for a
heart-to-heart talk with your children.
GEMINI
(May22-une21)
You and your mate get along through-
out the entire week. All those chores
that really need to get done will be
accomplished like clockwork.
CANCER
(une22-uly23)
Start the week in a practical frame ol
mind, lake lime alone and treat your-
sell lo something lh.it will make you
Icel extra special.
LEO
duly 24-August 23)
listen to a friend's advice on money
matters�an objective point of view is
what you need. Your sweetheart maybe
feeling neglected, and accuse you of
unrealistic expectations�so make the
time tor romance and more intimacy.
VIRGO
(August 24-September 23)
There will pmbably be a stning urge to
immerse yourself in creative pursuits.
Keep an open mind and you may be
pleasantly surprised at the results.
LIBRA
(September 24-October 23)
The more you depend on your
reserves, the stronger you are. You
inspire family members likewise.
SCORPIO
(October 24-Novcmber 22)
Spend time with close friends and
you'll find that your friendships and
loves are very fulfilling. There is some-
one trying to undermine your position
with flattery and bribery.
AMERICAN BEAUTY
BLUE STREAK PG-13
DOUBLE JEOPARDY
DRIVE ME CRAZY PG-13
FOR LOVE OF THE GAME PG-13
SAGITTARIUSMYSTERY ALASKAR
(November 23-Decembcr 21)
It will be an effortless and pleasurable week tor you. Keep in mind you doRANDOM HEARTSR
have the power to make all sorts ot
changes for the better.STIGMATAR
CAPRICORN
(December 22-)anuary 20)STIR OF ECHOESR
Wherever you are, you will be sur-
rounded by friendship and luck. Unexpected money is coming yourSUPERSTARPG-13
way.
AQUARIUS
(January 21-February lcJ)
You need to travel in order to check out
an opportunity lo increase your
income. Don't neglect a mate who's
starving for attention.
THE SIXTH SENSE PG-13
THREE KINGS
CAROLINA EAST 4
PISCES
(February 20-Maah 20)
It's a week of heavy menial stimulation
and challenges, Both innovative and
unconventional approaches work.
IF THIS WEEK IS YOUR BIRTHDAY:
Your closest relationships are stable lor
now, but your inner voice may be
prompting you lo lake lime alone tor
self-renewal.
BOWFINGER
IN TOO DEEP
RUNAWAY BRIDE
PG-13
PG
TEA WITH MUSSOLINI PG-13
THE BUCCANEER
INSPECTOR GADGET PG
THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT R
THE HAUNTING
PG-13
FLAVOR
OF THE
WEEK
PAINT A RED STRIPE
JAH WORKS
Jah Works got their groove on at Peasant's
Patrick "Slim Shady" McMahon
The greatest stuff writer of all lime
Hello, my name is Patrick McMahon
and I am an addict. I have had this
prohlem for almost the entire length
of time that I have been attending
ECU I just thought I'd do it for fun
once or twice on the weekends but it
turned into a frequent activity. Every
weekend started to include Fridays,
then Thursdays, and then even came
to include Tuesdays.
This is my first time attending Attic
Anonymous. I hope I will be wel-
comed.
Yeah, you right, cracka. I
said ATTIC Anonymous.
What, you thought I was
on drugs? Ain't no dope
in me but the dancing
I flava'baby.Shecsh.fora
second there I turned into
f Ryan Kennemur. Anyway,
as you may have been
able to decipher from my
previous concert reviews,every single
one of them has been held at the Attic.
Going to the Attic has become an
obsession of mine. Ever since my good
ol' dad told me he saw the Allman
Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd play at
the original Attic back in the early
70s, I have made it a point to visit the
Attic for at least a few minutes every
time 1 am downtown to try and get a
glance at the nex' big band.
But alas, you can't live off the Attic
See Jah Works, continued on page 7
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Movie Review
LOOK CLOSER
AMERICAN BEAUTY is A sensual delight
than his share of wrinkles, so it must
he something else. Gary (Irani had it.
Marlon Brando had it. And now,
Spacey has it.
It's the ability to make every role
seem like it was written for him, as il
he doesn't have to act at all.
So it should come as no surprise that
in the new movie "American Beauty
Spacey's talent finds a star in the char-
acter of Lester Burnham. Even with a
stellar ensemble cast, featuring
Annette Belling as Spacey's "chcata-
holic real estate-selling wife Carolyn,
the film grabs a hold of Spacey and
never lets up.
The story is of your run-of-the-mill
middlc-agcr coping with the tact that
his wife is cheating on him by jump-
starting his day with a itiick game ol
"Shower Olympics" (you had to be
there).
Their teenage daughter hates her
parents and gels her kicks by posing
for a video camera-obsessed guy next
door.
Lester is going through a mid-life cri-
sis something fierce. He starts working
at a fast food restaurant te-try and find
his youth. But this is moYc than your
typical "I wistuLwefdi cowboy" mid-
life crisis. It seems old Lester is up to
the Devil's business. While his wile is
out cheating on him, Lester has been
Ryan Kennemur
Stuff Writer
Kevin Spacey is nothing short ol a
Greek god, urn, regarding acting, ot
course. Even in his most minor roles
(see "The kef"), he brings to the
screen something that is lacking in
most big Hollywood talents these days.
It's his charisma,added to his'every-
man" demeanor, multiplied by his
sense of professionalism, that gets you.
It was Spacey who made"Midnight in
the Garden of Good and Evil" watch-
able, and same for "Seven
He's not one of these guys that are all
looks and no substance. In fact, he's
not particularly good-looking, sport-
ing male pattern baldness and more
IS HENDRIX HIP? "
Students agree that the theater needs some work
The old sound system relies on speakers placed behind the screen.
hush
falls over the audience as the
movie unfolds.
Then the yelling begins: "Hey, (urn it
upand"Fix the film
Students are accustomed to this tra-
Kcnton Bell
Staff Writer
Hendrix Theatre is beginning to fill
with young lads and lasses on a Friday
night. The students settle into their
dition by now.
lusting over the local high school
beauty.
All of these dilemmas are met with
both dark drama and caustic comedy,
sometimes even in the same scene!
But for all of its master strokes,
"American Beauty's" most alluring
scene involves the kid next door with
the video camera showing Lester's
daughter bis most prized film; the one
moment in time and space that sums
up everything important in his sad lit-
tle world.
His film rolls, and all we see is a plas-
tic bag in the middle of the street. It is
picked up by a gust of wind and tills
up to its capacity, then quickly is
dropped to the ground and Battened.
This is possibly ihe most striking visu-
al I've ever seen in any film, and I
shared Lester's daughter's reaction.
This is the beauty of the movie: we
teel what the characters feel. Not like
"Blair Witch where wc felt just the
fear of the actors on screen, but every
emotion on the human palate.
They're all here, and the more dis-
turbing it is for the actors, the more we
have to ponder on the ride home.
Sometimes movies should have some-
thing more than just a message. See
this one and you'll understand what I
mean.
This writer can be contacted at
rkennemur@studentmedia.ecu.edu
"The extra noise during the movie
often gels extreme, not only from peo-
ple talking but because the sound
quality is offsaid Derrick McDew,
who watches movies at Hendrixon a
regular basis.
Hendrix Theatre in the Mendenhall
Student Center is a time-honored gath-
ering place for friends, lovers and
muviephiles alike. The movies include
first-run previews (recently The Hone
Collector and American Beauty),and
second-run movies fresh out of the box
office.
Blockbuster movie times are
Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m and
Sunday at 3 p.m. Mercury Cinema
movies are shown on Wednesdays at
7:30 p.m.and Thursdays at 1(1 p.m.
All movies arc free to students, (acui-
ty, and staff (including one guest) with
a valid ECU One Card. Hendrix is pop-
ular and well-attended, despite a few
bugs that plague the 25-year-old sys-
tem.
"The sound often messes up during
the movie, and you have trouble
understanding the dialoguesaid
Video Review
LOOK OUT!
HERE COMES "AIRPLANE
Michael Edwards
Sniff Writer
f
This oldie-but- rent-me comedy was
written and produced by jim
Abrahams, and David and )erry
Zuckcr. Recognize those names? The
AbrahamsZuckcr team have worked
on man; a fine and funny film over
I he past two
decades.
I lowever, they
are probably best
remembered for
their series of
"Naked Gun"
movies in the
early 90s. Yet,
that "Naked
Gun" sensibility
is definitely evi-
dent in all of
I heir films, espe-
cially in
"Airplane (he 1980 disaster film
sendup.
Like most of the AbraiiamsZuckcr
filmsAirplane is a hard film to
review. Not because it's a bad movie.
But, in order to fully appreciate the
movie, you have to see il. Still, I must
try to convey the spirit of this film to
student (tidy Daniel, summing up the
frustrations of many others who attend
Hendrix's shows.
The system now in Hendrix Theatre
was installed in 1974 and has gone
through a few improvements, includ-
ing Dolby Digital Surround Sound and
a new Strong Theater System platter
arrangement.
Now, to help combat the sound prob-
lems, sound-reducing pads will be
placed in the projection booth to
reduce "bounce or the retraction ot
sound oil the walls of the theatre itself.
"The sound is a problem, yes, but it
will be adjusted in the upcoming
weeks by the company who originally
installed the system said Brent
Williams, Mendenhall technical direc-
tor.
The student body has always been
critical of the theater, especially the
presentation.
"It has been my experience that the
movies often break or have something
wrong with the film itself said student
Cliff Bailey.
But students should consider the
you, the reader, if only to keep my
prestigious job and fabulous salary.
The basic plot is simple enough, and
is a marvelous copy of the very air-
plane disaster movies it mocks. The
story finds our hero, war vet (I defy
you to figure out which war) Ted
Striker (Robert Hays) in the midst of a
breakup with his girlfriend F.laine
iellaggerly),
shortly before the
(light F.laine is attend-
ing is about to take
off.
g Desperale lo gel
5 Elaine back. Striker
g ,ioards the plane.
jb Once the plane is in
o the air, a variety ol
S hilarious subplots
o ensue. However, the
2 movie really takes oil
11 when many of the
passengers on board
suddenlv become ill. Luckily, a doctor
(Leslie"Naked Gun'Nielsen) is on the
flight, and upon examining one of the
passengers, has a hilarious exchange
with F.laine.
"Tell the captain to land. She must
be gotten lo a hospital
"A hospital? What is it?"
See airpane, continued on page 7
many factors that affect 1 lendrix's
movies, including the fact that most
movies seen in Hendrix Theatre are
second-run films, having already been
through several theaters before being
chosen by the student union.
The projector installed in Hendrix is
a Century, which is .iO-35 years old, but
il serves its purpose admirably, and
would cost thousands of dollars to
replace.
For all its problems, movie night at
Hendrix is usually met with anticipa-
tion from many thankful students lor a
free source of entertainment in a grow-
ing world of student fees, rising tuition
costs and the many other expenditures
we come across daily.
Yes, the theatre needs some work, but
it's still the best deal on campus. Look
for upgrades in sound quality within
the next few weeks.
See you at the movies!
This writer can be contacted at
kbelltSstudentmed ia.ecu.edu
6 Thursday Ortobar 14.1999






Airplane, continued from page 6
"It's a big building with patients
However, we soon learn in a riotous
sequence, that the pilot (a particularly
creepy Peter Graves) is stricken with
the same illness as most of the pas-
sengers. As the doctor quick
describes every symptom of the ill-
ness, the pilot rapidly succumbs. With
the pilot out of commission, it falls to
Striker to land the plane. Hut can he
overcome his latent war trauma?
The plot is so generic that a quick
summary reveals nothing. So, how do
I ably describe such scenes as the bar-
room tight between two Girl Scouts?
The shell- shocked vet who thinks he's
Ethel Merman? Striker's drinking
problem? Or even the gratuitous slam
against Konald Reagan movies?
Abrahams and the Zuckcrs take full
advantage of the visual medium,
never missing an opportunity to put
in a written or visual gag. There's
something funny going on all the
time. If you look away for even a few
seconds, you're bound to miss some-
thing. In fact, just thinking about it,
I'm amazed at how much material is
crammed into this 88-minute movie.
If for no other reason, rent
"Airplane for the cast. Where else
can you see Leslie Nielsen, Peter
Graves, Kareem Abdul-Jabar, and
Uarbara Uillingsley (TV's une
Cleaver) in the same movie? Well,
maybe in a real disaster movie.
This writer can he contacted at
medwanM'studentmedia.ecu.edu
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Jah Works, continued from page 5
alone (or get paid as a concert review-
er) so I decided to stray a little and
check out the outside world. This walk
through the fields of other bars
brought me to Peasant's Cafe for the
much-anticipated return of ah Works,
a Baltimore-based five-man reggae
band.
Even though I'm much more into the
harder sound that the Attic normally
provides, I do like to sprinkle a little
Capleton, Huju lianlon and Gregory
Isaacs (lava into the Limp Hikit and
Korn medley thai normally occupies
my disc changer, so I was looking for-
ward to the show.
Jah Works didn't disappoint. Sadly, I
was lost in the crowd at the end of the
show so I couldn't get a set list from
the band. Trust me though, they were
really strong. Mixing the classic,
upbeat sound of traditional reggae
with the dance hall flavors of Ituju
Ranton, they formed a sound that was
surprisingly original, which is quite
hard to successfully pull off in the reg-
gae world. What shocked me the most
was the soulful and almost, dare I say
it, beautiful sounds coming from the
lead singer's mouth. His vocal skills got
the crowd eating out of his hand.
I almost fed like I have to mention
the crowd. For a downtown guy like
me, I have become accustomed to the
women dressing up in their black
stretchy-pants and nice white (or
optional blue) shirts shaking their
booties to ihe same rhythm as every
other girl in the club. Hut thankfully
enough, I saw something different.
Listen up Indies, these women were
still beautiful without the fancy clothes
and make-up. They didn't care about
some other girl talking to their
boyfriend. They danced a litde weird
and some people were just gyrating
like they had a real bad case of the
cooties, but they had fun and didn't
care what anyone else said about
them. That is the Webster's definition
of class, folks.
Hack to the band. I don't know why,
but by the end of the night their songs
just kind of blended together into one
big jam. With the saxophone playing
well off the electronic steel drum, they
provided those listening with the won-
derful sounds of reggae. If they ever
return, you have to catch this band.
This writer can be contacted at
pmcmahonf,studentmedia.ecu.edu
If s Your Place
To Get Shagged
To Laugh Out Loud
OCT. 14 AT 10 P.M. IN HENORIX THEATRE
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
(PG-13) Back on the singles scene, Pow-
ers discovers he's impotent because Evil
has used a time machine to return to the
late '60s and steal his libido. British intelli-
gence also has a time portal, so Powers
goes back to 1969 to recapture his mojo.
He teams up with agent Felicity Shagwell
to stop another Evil plot to take over the
world, this time with a "laser" beamed from
the moon. You and a guest get in free when
you present your valid ECU One Card.
To Gatch Some Ed IV
OCT. 14-16 AT 7:30 P.M. AND OCT. 17 AT
3 P.M. IN HENORIX THEATRE
Ed TV (PG-13) A comedy about a goofy
video store clerk Ed whose life is thrown
into chaos when he agrees to let a desper-
ate television studio executive film him for
24 hours a day, in a last ditch effort to boost
ratings. While he enjoys his fifteen min-
utes of fame, his family, friends and co-
workers do not. You and a guest get in free
when you presentyourvalid ECU One Card.
OCT. 19 AT 8 P.M. IN HENORIX THEATRE
Get your laugh on when VH-1 Stand-Up Co-
median, Cary Long joins us for a night of hu-
morous entertainment Cary has appeared on
the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Evening at
the Improv, and a 4-time winner, semifinalist
on Star Search. Get up to two free tickets
when you present your valid ECU One Card at
the Central Ticket Office.
To Party Like If s 1999
OCT. 31 FROM 9 P.M. TO 2 A.M. IN
MENDENHALL
It's the last big bash of the century-Midnight
Madness 1999. Wear a costume or come as-
you-are for loads of food, video karaoke,
dancing, bingo, bowling, and billiards � all
FREE. Not to mention the costume contest
with cash prizes and the fortune tellers and
psychics to tell your future. Its all free and it
is oh, so much funl All ECU Students will be
admitted for with a valid ECU One Card. You
may also bring a guest (high school age or
older) but you must obtain a guest pass prior
to the event from the Central Ticket Office,
Meal Plan Office at Todd, or the Student Rec-
reation Center.
MSC Hours: Mon-Thurs. 8 a.m -11 p.mVFri. 8 a.m. - MidnightSat. Noon-Midnight Sun. Noon -11 p.m.
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The East Carolinian, October 14, 1999
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East Carolina's student-run campus newspaper was first published in 1923 as the East Carolina Teachers College News (1923-1925). It has been re-named as The Teco Echo (1925, 1926-1952), East Carolinian (1952-1969), Fountainhead (1969-1979), and The East Carolinian (1969, 1979-present). It includes local, state, national, and international stories with a focus on campus events.
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October 14, 1999
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