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Pirate foes foiled by
goalie Amy Horton
65 days to go until 2000
Downtown Halloween festivities will take
place on Sunday night.
Daylight-savings time ends on Sunday,
Oct.31. Remember to set your clocks back one
hour before 2 a.m.
Registration books will not be available
until Friday.
Jazz at Night will take place tomorrow at 8
p.m. in the Great Room of Mendenhall Stu-
dent Center. For more information contact the
School of Music at 328-6851 or 328-4370.
The annual Technology Exposition will be
held today from 10 a.m3 p.m.
in Mendenhall Student Center. Faculty and
staff will share information and advice on us-
ing computers and other electronic devices for
instruction, research and other work-related
Madness in
Student Center
begins at 9 p.m.
on Sunday, Oct.
31, and includes
"The Rocky Hor-
ror Picture Show video karaoke, a psychic
hotline, costume contest and a virtual reality
The recreation and leisure studies depart-
ment will create a "Haunted Forest" at the
Frisbee Golf Course beside F.CU's baseball field
from 6-10:30 p.m. This Halloween theme pro-
gram starts today and continues through Sat-
urday, Oct. 30 to raise money for holiday gift
baskets for children and their families affected
by the flooding. For more information, con-
tact Jon McChesney at 328-0002.
Singer Harry Belafonte, "the king of ca-
lypso" and one of the most popular perform-
ers of the postwar era, will perform tonight at
8 p.m. in Wright Auditorium. Public tickets
for the concert are $40 and are available at
the Central Ticket Office in Mendenhall Stu-
dent Center or by calling 328-4788 or 1-800-
The ECU Playhouse will perform "The
Music Man" at 8 p.m. in McGinnis Theater
starting tonight and continuing through Nov.
2, with two extra performances on Nov. 5 and
6. Proceeds form the Nov. 6 show will benefit
flood victims. Public tickets are $15 and $13.
For more information, call the Playhouse
Ticket Office at 328-6829.
Mark Wellman, a 39-year-old athlete who
overcame a mountain climbing accident in
1982 to become an accomplished rock climber,
skier and kayaker, will meet with students from
1:30-3 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center.
Wellman is in town for ECU'S Adapted Sports
Day on Saturday, where he will offer advice
and instruction to athletes. He has been the
subject of documentary films and numerous
TV and newspaper stories about his feats.
Adapted Sports Day will take place from
10 a.m4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, At the
ECU Student Recreation Center. Events include
hand-crank biking, rock climbing, kayaking,
wheelchair basketball, aquatic volleyball and
SCUBA diving.
"The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
a production for the ECU Family Fare Series,
will play on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Wright Au-
ditorium. The production, put on by a travel-
ing company of performers, is based on C.S.
. Lewis' "The Chronicles of Narnia Public tick-
ets are $9 for adults and $5 for children and
are available at the Central Ticket Office at 328-
4788 or 1-800-ECU-ARTS.
Will you be celebrating
Halloween downtown?
Vote online at
The results of last week's question:
Did ydU attend the Homecoming activities?
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Sunny, high of 67
and a low of 44
University mourns Child; remembers flooding
Administrators praise
unity of school
Phillip Gilfus
Piano music played softly as
the memorial service attendees
filtered slowly into Hendrix The-
atre yesterday.
The service was held to honor
the life of Aaron Christopher
Child, the ECU freshman who
was killed during the flooding.
"Losing one's child is the
greatest sorrow said Chancellor
Richard Eakin.
The chancellor then expressed
the university's condolences to
the Child family and expressed
the Childs' thanks to the ECU
Police Department for "their
kindness and support
Bob Deaver of the Church of
ECU Gospel Choir performs at the Aaron Child Memorial Service (photo
by Patrick Raulete).
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
gave the eulogy.
He described Child as "fierce
and independent a person who
called his mother to tell her how
much he loved going to ECU.
Outreach Network
offers aid to eastern NC
Faculty and staff help
victims rebuild
Terra Steinbeiser
More than 250 faculty and
staff members have come to-
gether to form the ECU Outreach
Network (ECU ON), a volunteer
organization designed to provide
help to the people and businesses
affected by last month's flooding.
ECU ON plans to take a ma-
jor role in the long-term recov-
ery of the region by offering as-
sistance in five areas: planning
and zoning, economic and busi-
ness development, construction
safety and rebuilding, health and
environmental issues and coun-
"We realized that more
needed to be done said Al Delia,
associate vice chancellor of Re-
gional Development Services.
"The university had the re-
sources, we just needed to orga-
nize them in a different way, thus
ECU ONj was born in a room
on campus that frenzied week
after the hurricane
Earlier this month ECU offi-
cials attended town meetings in
Windsor, Belhaven, Tarboro,
Goldsboro, Lake Waccamaw and
Kenansville with three goals in
mind: to offer university re-
sources, to inform the commu-
nities of the other available re-
sources and to listen to what lo-
cal leaders had to say.
"We were on target with what
we thought their needs would
be Delia said. "What we weren't
expecting was the outpouring of
support and the desire to have
ECU lead the region in the recov-
ery efforts
ECU ON presented a commu-
nity forum last week titled "Hur-
ricanes, Floods, Urbanization
and Health" in order to provide
an opportunity for people to ask
questions and discuss floods,
hurricanes and their effects.
Speakers spoke about the
long-term effects the flooding
will have on water quality, pre-
dicting future floods and the
impact of floods on the environ-
While rebuilding and clean-
ing up are among the obvious
needs, Delia and fellow ECU ON
member Tom Feldbush, vice
chancellor of Research and
Graduate Studies, agree that the
single biggest need is dealing
with the emotional aftermath of
the disaster.
"So many people are just dev-
astated across the eastern part of
our state said Feldbush. "They
may not even realize that coun-
seling is something they need
To handle this need, the East-
ern Area Health Education Cen-
ter (AHEC) is coordinating coun-
seling activities within ECU
along with outside volunteers.
See OUTREACH, page 2
University fair to
unveil new technology
Faculty from other
universities to attend
Phillip Gilfus
Carolyn Herold
The university will unveil its
current and future technological
plans today to an audience com-
posed of faculty, students and
various UNC-system staff. �-
The 8th Annual Technology
Exposition runs from 10 a.m3
p.m. and will feature presenters
from fifteen ECU departments.
Located in the Mendenhall Stu-
dent Center Multipurpose Room,
the exposition is geared toward
all students, faculty, staff and
community members that have
an interest in seeing the newest
technological advances available
to the school.
"(The exposition) gives a
chance for faculty, staff and stu-
dents to see how technology is
used in various ways throughout
ECU said Terry Harrison, man-
ager of the IT Consulting Train-
ing team. "Everyone should find
something interesting there
Those who bring a blank CD-
ROM or zip disk will be able to
Deaver then said that Child
had been active as a small boy,
eventually taking up boating,
water skiing and hunting.
During the ceremony, mem-
bers of the administration ex-
pressed how impressed they were
that ECU came together to help
"(The hurricane has caused
pain, suffering and loss Eakin
"We will never quite be the
same. We learn that lying dor-
mant within each of us is a self-
less sense of
This flood has
united us, we are
a community
Vice Chan-
cellor for Student
Life Garrie Moore
echoed these
sentiments. ron Cnild
"(ECU) has united as a family
and is growing stronger every-
day he said.
Another theme during the ser-
vice was volunteerism.
"The response to the needs
have been overwhelming said
Judy Baker, director of the volun-
teer program.
Baker also said that 514 vol-
unteers were put into place dur-
ing the first week after the hurri-
cane. According to Baker, even
student volunteers whose houses
were affected by the flood still
gave their time to help others.
The ECU Gospel Choir per-
formed three songs during the
service, including "Oh Lord We
Worship "I Won't Forget" and
"Be Grateful
Others who spoke during the
ceremony were SGA President
Cliff Webster, SGA Treasurer
Overton Harper and Father Paul
Vaeth, pastor at the Catholic
Newman Center.
This writer can be contacted at
news&studentmedia. ecu. edu
To take a ride on this bus, visit the Halloween festivities taking place near Harrington Field Oct. 28-30
(photo by Emily Richardson).
ECU honors their small classes
Large enrollment doesn't seem
too big
by Angela Harne
Staff Writer
The magic number for students
is 125.
No more than this number of
students can be in a class at
ECU. Members of the faculty
and staff praise our small class-
es which gives students the
chance to relate to one anoth-
er and to their professors.
"Class size at ECU is very rea-
sonable said Dr. Dorothy
Muller, dean of Undergraduate
Studies. "I think students are
very fortunate here with our
small classes
According to Muller, class sizes
are determined by the curricu-
lum and course level. The aver-
age class size now consists of
30-35 students.
According to Bob Thompson of
Planning and Institutional
Research, ECU only has five to
six rooms which hold more
than 100 students.
"Most students are rarely ever
in two classes with over 100 at
one time Muller said.
"Class size depends on the
mode of instruction for the
material. For instance, if the
course consists of basically lec-
tures than the class can be larg-
er. For the most part professors
don't ask questions, but rather
just give out the information
needed. While on the other
hand, if a course requires
group work and interaction
than the classes tend to be
According to Dr. Phyllis Horns,
dean of the School of Nursing,
undergraduate courses usually
have around 50 students, while
the clinical courses have
around 10.
"It is a state regulation that we
cannot have more than 10 stu-
dents at one time doing clini-
cal work Horns said. "Besides
if we had more I don't think
that we could safely handle
any more kids
According to Muller, under-
graduate courses tend to be
larger thangraduate courses.
"Once students have entered
their major, class
size sufficiently
drops she said.
Petula Satterfield of
Planning and
Research said that
the undergraduate
classes of Fall 1998
averaged 32. Upper
level courses, 3000-
4000 classes, aver-
aged 21, while grad-
uate classes averaged
According to Muller,
the School of
Business contains
the largest classes
and the School of
Art contains the
smallest classes.
"Art classes tend to
be smaller because
more one-on-one
lectures are required,
like in piano
Muller said. "The
smaller amount of
students allows indi-
vidual access to
learning the skills

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'The emotional impact of the
flooding is tremendous said Dr.
Susan Gustke, executive director of
Eastern AHEC. "We're going to edu-
cate and help as many people as we
In dealing with the increased
need for counseling, AHEC will be
putting on informational sessions
for the general public, schooling
non-health care workers, such as
teachers and ministers who are as-
sisting flood victims, training non-
mental health care workers to help
them more easily recognize the
need for counseling and providing
more sophisticated training for
mental health workers.
While the university is leading
the region In the recovery efforts, it
Is not not doing so alone.
"ECU is functioning as the co-
ordinating unit for the entire UNC
system Delia said. "UNC-
Wumlngton, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC
State and UNC-Charlotte have all
pledged their resources to helping
the victims out here �
This writer can be contacted at
Those who bring a blank CD-
ROM or zip disk will be able to re-
ceive a Y2K patch to make their
Microsoft software Y2K compliant.
According to Harrison, the big-
gest attraction this year is the soft-
ware program Blackboard. This
computer package helps the univer-
sity place courses on the Internet,
providing long distance learning.
"We are sort of the leader in
Blackboard Harrison said.
A presentation about Reznet, the
residence hall Internet service, and
the University Housing computer
labs will be given by Aaron Lucier,
assistant coordinator of technology
for Housing, and Rich Bingaman,
Housing computer lab manager.
They will speak to faculty and
staff about what computer and
Internet services are available to stu-
dents. It is hoped that this will give
faculty a better idea of what kind of
computer technology to which stu-
dents have access.
"We'll also be giving a glimpse
of the next step that Reznet is tak-
ing Lucier said.
He will also discuss the plans to
increase Internet bandwidth in the
residence halls and the Housing
computer labs. They will also dis-
cuss the three-year replacement
policy in Housing Computer labs.
The labs replace computers in each
of the three Housing labs at Aycock�
Umstead and White residence halls
every year. This summer Aycock lab
will be updated.
Other topics of discussion at tlJ
exposition are a demonstration of
the Student Desktop and a sharing
of state contact information by
materials management. The IT sup-
port team will display their plans for
a program that would allow stu-
dents to enter computer problems
on the Internet and send them to
CIS, instead of calling the IT sup-
port team help desk.
October 25
Larceny�A student reported the larceny of his bicycle from the bike rack southwest of Scott Hall.
Breaking and Entering of Motor Vehicle and Attempted Larceny of a Vehicle�A student reported that an
known person(s) attempted to steal his vehicle from the Curry Court Parking Lot.
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Larceny�A student reported the larceny of his mini-disc player from a secured desk drawer in Joyner U
Larceny�A student reported the larceny of several articles of clothing from the laundry room on the third-o
floor of Tyler Hall.
These writers can be contacted at and
Today , Industry & Technology Career Fair 10 p.m.�Willis Building
Nov. 1 FBI Visit 3 p.m.�Career Services, Room 103, 5 p.m.�General Classroom Building (TBA)
Nov. 1 Health Career Day 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Allied Health Building
Graduate & Professional School Day
10 p.m.�Mendenhall Multipurpose Room
Student Health construction
causes confusion
Renovations to be completed
in approximately 12 months
Angela Harne
Construction work began last week to complete the
18-month expansion on the Student Health Services
According to Kay Wilkerson, director of Health Ser-
vices, the expansion is long overdue.
"The request for an expansion was put in ten years
ago Wilkerson said. "Now that the plans are concrete,
the process has begun. We decided to just add to our
building rather than build a new one because our loca-
tion is very convenient for all students no matter where
they are on campus
According to Wilkerson, 1200 square feet will be
added to the building for a new clinical unit. The unit
will Include two new treatment rooms, doctor offices,
a new physical therapy unit, a larger x-ray room and
pharmacy, along with exclusive bathrooms which will
have window slots specifically for urine samples.
The construction is costing approximately $3.5 bil-
lion. Funds are coming from debt services which sup-
ported the building of the Student Recreational Cen-
Carol Himes, ECU Facilities architect, said that the
addition will take about 12 months to complete. Stu-
dent Health staff will then move into the new part of
the building, while the old side is renovated. The reno-
vation should take six months.
Construction is currently going well, with only
some flaws.
"So far everything is going smoothly Himes said.
"We have hit a couple of water and electrical lines, but
they were quickly fixed
"We are a little behind schedule due to the flood.
but overall everyone is working with us pretty well
said Jenna Batan, Facilities engineer.
"The additions will offer patients more privacy and
confidentiality Wilkerson said.
The building's decor will also be changing.
"We are going to spruce up the place with many
plants and glass designs Wilkerson said. "We want
patients to feel better even while they are sick
According to Wilkerson, the construction in the
front of the building will only last another 3-4 weeks,
while workers place sewage lines in the ground.
"We want to let students know that we are still open
even though the entrance is hard to find Wilkerson
said. "We urge students who need urgent care due to
nausea, high fever, vomiting or broken bones to call
328-6904 before coming. That way we can be prepared
and halt construction so we can open the gates and
allow the patient to enter through the back by the
Speight Building. We are terribly sorry for any incon-
Students are encouraged to share their ideas about
the renovations with Student Health.
"If students have any questions or concerns about
the construction, please, do not hesitate to let us know
said Heather Zophy, director of health education with
Student Health. "Comment forms are available in the
health service lobby, and the phone lines are open
Wilkerson, Al Matthews vice chancellor of Student
Life, the clinical coordinator, the medical coordinator
and Richard Johnson from East Group toured several
campuses to get ideas for the expansion.
"We visited Chapel Hill, Florida State, Virginia, Ten-
nessee and NC State to get ideas Wilkerson said. "We
checked out what they did well, and what was not so
wonderful. We took a lot of pictures and asked a lot of
questions. It took a lot of designing and planning, but
we are thrilled with our decision
This writer can be contacted at:
Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies
October 28, 29 & 30
- 10:30 p.m.
I Rain or Shine
kdults- $
Children under 10- $
Frisbee Golf (
ECU Campus
U.S. crime rate declines for seventh straight year
crirhes reported to police declined
for the seventh straight year in
1998, as both the. murder and rob-
bery rates reached lows not seen in
three decades, the FBI reported Sun-
The overall violent crime rate�
566 murders, rapes, robberies and
assaults per 100,000 residents-
dropped to its lowest figure since
556 in 1985, just before an epidemic
of crack cocaine sent it soaring.
The FBI report showed the use
of guns to commit murder and rob-
bery is decreasing. Also, one of the
most terrifying crimes that rose
along with the crack epidemic-
murder by a stranger�dropped be-
low half of all murders, to 48 per-
cent, for only the second time dur-
ing the 1990s.
The national total of seven seri-
ous violent and property crimes re-
ported to 17,000 police agencies
around the nation was 12,475,634
in 1998, down 5.4 percent from the
previous year and 12 percent since
1989, the FBI said.
"For seven years now we have
seen serious crime go down in each
region of the country and in cities
and towns large and small. But we
must not become complacent At-
torney General Janet Reno said.
In Pennsylvania, the number of
murders in Pittsburgh declined from
50 in 1997 to 36 in 1998. Erie's also
dropped: to two murders in 1998
from four the year before. Philadel-
phia had 338 murders in 1998,
while York had seven, according to
the report. 1997 figures for those
cities were not available.
Reno credited "more police of-
ficers on the street, greater partner-
ships between law enforcement
agencies, continued efforts to keep
guns away from criminals, and a
balanced approach that includes
prevention, intervention, punish-
ment and supervision
President Clinton inlned the rail
against complacency.
"This is good news for America's
families, and it shows we can indeed
rum the tide on crime he said. But,
he added, "even as crime falls, we
must not let down our guard. That
is why we must redouble our efforts
to build on what works Together,
we can make America the safest big
nation in the world
Republicans credited their legis-
lation encouraging longer prison
sentences. Criminologists also cited
the aging of baby boomers past
crime-prone years and the decline
of crack markets.
During 1998, all violent
crimes�murder, rape, robbery and
aggravated assault�and all the far
more numerous property crimes�
burglary, auto theft and larceny-
theft�dropped in both number and
The violent crime rate, which
adjusts for population growth, was
down 7.3 percent, led by an 11.3
percent decline for robbery and a�
7.4 drop for murder. The aggravated � j
assault rate was down 5.7 percent -
to the lowest level in a decade. The
rape rate declined 4.2 percent to thjeu
lowest in 15 years.
The property crime rate fell 6.2
percent down 9.3 percent for auto
theft, 6.2 percent for burglary and
5.7 percent for larceny-theft. i
Thp murder rate nf Al ppr
100,000 residents was the lowest in ,
31 years. As in 1997, it was the low- ,
est since 6.2 in 1967. The robbery
rate of 165.2 was the lowest in 29
years, since 148.4 in 1969. ,j
Firearms were used In 64.9 per ,
cent of murders, down from 67.8 ;
percent in 1997. The drop in fire
arm murders accounted for the en-
tire drop in murders nationwide.
The percentage of robberies with, i
guns dipped from 39.7 to 38.2. ;
"That's a consequence of all the. ,�
efforts of limiting access to guns for. ;
people who shouldn't have them i
said Alfred Blumstein, a professor of
urban systems and operations re-
search at Carnegie-Mellon Univer-
sity in Pittsburgh, who directs the
National Consortium on Violence
See CRIME, page 3
would like to extend a
heart-felt TfiXNX YOU
to our residents
both past and present.
Although several of our residents were
displaced due to the flooding of
Jiurricane floyd. we are overwhelmed
with a sense of pride for our community.
In the face of disaster, Tar X.tver
residents and staff united as a whole to
offer a helping hand to their neighbors in
a great time of need.
We want to reassure everyone, this is only
a temporary setback. Watch for
upcpmtng ads to find out when
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Floyd's runoff creating
'dead zone' off North Carolina coast
'Global experience center' opens in Raleigh
RALEIGH (AP)�There's a new problem from Hurri-
cane Floyd's deluge: Sewage-tainted floodwaters are
creating a growing "dead zone in Pamlico Sound where
fish and other aquatic life cannot survive, scientists said
The brown freshwater plume containing human
and animal waste is flowing into coastal estuaries. It
sits atop the salt water, robbing the salt water of oxy-
gen from surface air and reducing its salinity.
Both ingredients are essential for aquatic life.
What we're seeing is an ecological event on the
catastrophic scale said Hans Paerl, a marine scientist
at he University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Floyd dumped 20 inches of rain on eastern North
Carolina on Sept. 16, killing at least 48 people as it
flooded hog lagoons, sewer plants, homes and cars.
"The resulting sludge is flowing from the Neuse and
Tar rivers into Pamlico Sound, the nation's second-larg-
est' estuary, and from the Cape Fear River, near
Wilmington, into the Atlantic.
� The largest affected area is a 350-square-mi!e ex-
panse of Pamlico Sound and part of adjacent Core
Paerl said he found drastically low oxygen levels in
the bottom waters of Pamlico Sound�one milligram
per liter, compared to the normal seven milligrams.
"While fishermen have to avoid the dead zone, they
still have been able to catch fish and shrimp in areas
not affected by the dirty water said Nancy Fish, a
spokeswoman for the state Division of Marine Fisher-
Initial testing showed the catch was safe to eat.
But Paerl and other scientists said it may be next
spring or summer before the runoff's long-term effect
on the sound and the Atlantic is known.
In 1993, massive flooding doubled the size of a Gulf
of Mexico "dead zone" that some scientists believe was
caused by fertilizer runoffs in the Mississippi River ba-
The situation in Pamlico Sound, an estuary second
in size only to Chesapeake Bay, especially concerns sci-
entists because pollutants won't readily be flushed into
the ocean. The Pamlico has just three inlets to the At-

U. Virginia�Almost a year after
its completion, the Nobel Peace Lau-
reates Conference still is benefiting
the University of Virginia.
The Dali Lama, who spoke at the
conference, recently gave10,000 to
the university to help implement a
program in Tibetan studies.
"Although the program is far from
being a reality�organizers said they
still need to raise at least $6 million�
the donation is an important first
'Jeffrey Hopkins, a professor of Re-
ligious Studies at UVA, said the Dali
Lama decided to donate money for
the program after meeting with uni-
versity professors at last November's
conference. After the conversation,
Hopkins said he wrote the Dali Lama
a letter asking him to help provide
funding to implement a Tibetan Stud-
ies program.
He said the Dali Lama "answered
very positively and gave the money
to the University Committee for the
Trans-regional Interdisciplinary Study
of Tibet and the Himalayas.
He added that the money comes
from the Dali Lama's personal fund.
"It's his own money Hopkins
Hopkins and Religious Studies
Professor David Germano are the co-
chairmen of the committee, which is
based in the Center for South-Asian
Germano said he hopes the pro-
posed Tibetan Studies program will
allow students to consider all aspects
of Tibetan culture, rather than just the
religious practices in the country.
He said he hopes a new program
will help "get Tibetan culture out of
the Shangri-La vision we have of it
The new program should inte-
grate history, anthropology and other
disciplines to emphasize the Tibetans'
"own history and diversity of experi-
ences he added.
The program will "not just focus
on Tibet Hopkins said, but also will
examine Tibet's relationship with its
surrounding areas�China, the
Himalayas and Burma.
Religious Studies Chairman Harry
Gamble said the Religious Studies
department attempts to "engage our
subject from several points of view
but programs such as Tibetan Studies
can help present a broader view of a
The program is "a very compli-
mentary addition" to the University
curriculum, Gamble said.
Despite the Dali Lama's initial
contributions to the program, there
still is an extensive amount of fund
raising that must be done before the
Tibetan Studies can be developed
fully. About $6 million is necessary
to start the program, including a1.5
million endowment to maintain it,
Hopkins said. ,
Gamble said the fund raising will
" have to be a joint effort" among vari-
ous professors and departments at the
Hopkins said he hopes to target
"friends of the university who have
seen the kind of work we have done"
in Tibetan studies.
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RALEIGH (AP)�A museum that organizers describe
as "the world's first global experience center" for chil-
dren was dedicated Saturday in Raleigh.
Fourteen years and $40.2 million after it was con-
ceived, Exploris has emerged as an interactive, high-
tech, 84,000-square-foot museum featuring everything
from a piece of the Berlin Wall to news feeds from net-
works around the world.
Exploris isn't the first museum to take a global per-
spective, but it may be the largest.
Worldways in St. Louis, among others, also focuses
on the globe, said Janet Rice Elman, executive director
of the Association of Youth Museums in Washington,
an organization of which Exploris is a member.
Other cities, too, have taken creative approaches to
children's museums. Baltimore's new Port Discovery
dives into children's dreams for the future with exhib-
its about inventing, exploring and discovery.
"But most children's museums focus on local is-
sues Elman said.
Inside Exploris, visitors will gather in the Global
Village Square, where a terrazzo map of the world lies
at their feet and bridges connect exhibits on the sec-
ond floor. Throughout the building, museum-goers can
peer into shelves and drawers of artifacts. Computer
games and interactive programs let visitors learn more
about the objects.
In a section called TradeWorks, tennis shoes, hats
and scarves help replicate a typical American hall closet
in an exhibit that features closets from around the
world. Visitors find out where they came from in an
interactive computer exercise.
In "Living in Balance visitors learn how much
water people around the world consume. A computer
game lets them design a drinking water system for a
Next door to museum is Exploris Middle School,
which opened in 1997 and has served as a laboratory
for the museum. Its 168 students in grades six through
eight test exhibits and programs.
Exploris officials describe the charter school as a
demonstration center for schools around the state, al-
lowing teachers to test techniques. They hope to hold
seminars for teachers at Exploris and offer visits to the
middle school.
Programs and series will showcase experts such as
author Robert Thurman, the first Western man the Dali
Lama ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist monk.
Thurman, who spoke at a donor luncheon last week,
praised Exploris and the opportunities it offers.
"It's marvelous Thurman said, who also is direc-
tor of the Tibet House in New York, which preserves
Tibetan culture. "I'm proud of North Carolina. If s like 3
the state of North Carolina is coming of age
Exploris President Anne Bryan expects about
300,000 visitors each year.
To increase the museum's exposure, officials plan .
to develop a travel service and educational materials
gift items and home accessories to be sold at museums
and gift shops around the country.
Alan Daniels, director of Exploris Enterprises, will
showcase a line of gifts and home accessories, spun off �
from the wooden doors from Zanzibar in Exploris' main
lobby, at shows in New York, High Point and Atlanta,
beginning in January.
By September 2001, Exploris plans to open an IMAX
theater with educational films.
Dave Heinl, president and chief executive officer of'
the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, H
said Exploris is an important addition to the city's cul
tural attractions.
"It adds to the other fine museums we have here,
so that's helping to make us look like the Smithsonian.
of the South Heinl said. -
North Carolina's capital is already home to the
state's art, history and natural sciences museums. Soon, ,
the state natural sciences museum will move into a new
200,000-square-foot building.
Exploris developers plan to work with other muse-
ums to coordinate exhibits, and officials at other down
town museums expect Exploris to boost their atten-
dance. j
Other cities also have relied on children's museums j
to bring people downtown. According to the Associa- �
tion of Youth Museums, more than 40 children's mu- 1
seums, including Port Discovery in Baltimore and the !
Chicago Children's Museum, have aided downtown J
"Museums can also set a city apart from its com-
petitors said Edward Able, president and chief execu- 1
tive officer of the American Association of Museums.
"They are symbols of livability and civilization of
cities that send strong messages for prospective resi-
dents and businesses Able said.
from page 2
Blumstein credited big city po-
lice departments for stepping up
searches for guns, particularly
among juveniles, tracing guns to
illegal sellers'and even paying
bounties to turn in guns, as well
as federal and state background
checks to prevent sales to felons.
Criminologists pointed out
the national figures obscured a lin-
gering problem: Although teen-
age murders have been cut in half
since their peak in 1993, they re-
main almost twice as high as in
1984 before crack gangs began
arming some teenagers, and their
schoolmates got guns to copy
them or to protect themselves.
"The crack epidemic has sub-
sided, but we haven't taken all the
guns out of the hands of youths
said James Alan Fox, professor of
criminal justice at Boston's North-
eastern University. "Youth crime is
down but not out
"Police have adopted smarter
strategies, focusing on guns and
high-risk juveniles, taking a preven-
tive approach rather than waiting
in squad cars for 911 to ring Fox
said. "Communities are involved as
never before; corporations have
made jobs available; clergy have
taken their ministry to the streets
"But if we let our guard down,
the problem could resurface with a
vengeance, because every year for
the next couple decades we're go-
ing to have a record number of black
and Latino teenagers, and they tive
in the most at-risk situations Fox
Although there were highly pub-
licized mass shootings by students
at a handful of suburban or rural
schools, the overall incidence of
deadly violence at schools has been
declining as well.
In 1998, rural areas, the last
places reached by the crack gangs.
Anally joined in the decline in crime
volumes and rates that big cities and �
smaller cities have seen for several
years. The year before, rural areas .
had seen a one percent increase in
crime total from 1996.
Crime also dropped in every re-
gion: down seven percent in then
Northeast and West, five percent in ,1
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NC State�In January of 1994, indigenous peasants
In several towns in eastern Chiapas took up arms against
the government, demanding that Mexico end the hu-
man rights' violations, political isolation and lack of
economic opportunity that has plagued the people for
over 500 years.
�- The Zapatista rebels proclaimed resistance to op-
pression, and governmental indifference to poverty and
depressed social conditions in the state of Chiapas and
the surrounding states of southeast Mexico. Taking up
arms was the only way to be heard and was part of a
larger strategy for democratic justice.
, The people of these disadvantaged communities
have the ideas and ambition to improve their living
conditions but often do not have the knowledge to get
their ideas off the ground.
. Therefore, in the fall of 1998, six students founded
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) at N.C. State to com-
bat that problem.
According to Myrto Tripathi, founder and president
of EWB, the common people of these communities do
not have the knowledge and education that the stu-
dents have. EWB serves two purposes at NCSU. The
first goal is to provide technical advice and support to
tjiese disadvantaged communities by working hand-
in-hand with the people on projects. The other goal is
to increase awareness on campus about the culture,
history and lifestyles of Third World communities to
reach economic development.
Although they are an independent organization,
EWB works in collaboration with university student
associations in France and Mexico. Tripathi observed
some organizational concepts in France, and used some
of them to pilot NCSU's organization.
The French organization of EWB works a lot with
Third World communities in Africa. North Carolina is
the perfect place to provide help to other countries,
distributing contacts throughout the world. "Our main
goal is to work with Latin America Tripathi said.
EWB helps the community accomplish tasks and
goals the community sets for itself.
"We do not want to impose on their way of life
Tripathi said. "It is important that the community can
operate, maintain, and improve any process or equip-
ment involved without outside help. I believe that the
common people are the hands of progress. You can
educate your brain and soul by building interest and
getting involved
The group's current project works with S. Guerrero,
addressing the need for energy production related to
waste management. Specific technical, commercial,
environmental and cultural needs have been set by the
community. Students will provide commercial and
technical support to the village, finding out how to
make sugar from sugar cane and develop a production
unit adapted to the local technology and products.
Another goal is to produce power from the recycling
of methane emanating from pig waste, which is harm-
ful to the population health and to the ecosystem.
Tripathi emphasizes that EWB is for all students with
humanitarian interests, not only those who are engi-
neers. NCSU's organization consists of students in the
departments of design, business, communications,
English, and of course, engineering.
"The students' efforts help not only the people of
the communities, but can be beneficial for students
themselves. You learn many other things that are ei-
ther part of your major or outside of that Tripathi
Alternative sentencing program
changes worry public defenders
DURHAM (AP)�Changes to al-
ternative sentencing programs state-
wide are not as dramatic as public
defenders believe, says the judge
who helped develop them.
Beginning Jan. 1, so-called
"community penalties" programs
will be required to share informa-
tion that counselors gleaned from
defendants and that usually only
went to defense lawyers preparing
ways to keep clients out of jail.
Counselors often suggest alter-
natives to incarceration, such as
drug rehabilitation and intensive
probation. Some lawyers are worried
because counselors sometimes turn
up information harmful to defen-
dants, such as criminal histories and
drug use.
"We have devised a program
that allows judges access to the same
valuable pre-sentencing informa-
tion as defense attorneys, but (it)
also protects the rights of defen-
dants said Judge Tom Ross, direc-
tor of the Administrative Office of
the Courts.
Ross said while prosecutors will
have access to information from the
interviews, each community has the
latitude to decide when that infor-
mation is available.
But Bob Brown, Durham
County's chief public defender, said
the new law means defendants must
testify against themselves if they use
the program. For now. Brown said
he will only use the Durham sen-
tencing program on a case-by-case
basis: "I can't have clients know-
ingly place themselves in greater
jeopardy by participating
His reluctance to use the pro-
gram has prompted one local law-
yer to write a letter to Durham Su-
perior Court Judge Orlando Hudson
demanding Brown's dismissal.
Under the new law, judges can
request background information
about defendants that previously
only defense attorneys could get. It
also allows prosecutors to gain ac-
cess to the same information at
some point in the case.
The Durham Community Pen-
alties Program received 300 referrals
for criminal defendants during the
last fiscal year. Of the 105 plans pre-
pared for keeping people out of
prison by using other penalties, 70
of them were accepted by judges.
Alternative sentencing programs
sprouted across the state in 1983
when lawmakers were looking for
ways to ease prison overcrowding
and rehabilitate nonviolent offend-
ers. Many programs are run by non-
profit organizations partly financed
by the state with matching dollars
coming from each community.
That public money is one more
reason to make pre-sentencing ser-
vices available to judges and not just
to defense attorneys, Ross said.
Thursday, Oct. 28,199 �
Hunter innocent
in murder !
Skyland man accused of shooting a
fellow deer hunter to death was
found Innocent of involuntary
Scott R. McElreath, 18, was on
trial for three days this week in
Chatham County Superior Court In
the shooting of Alan Ray James, 39,
of Holly Springs.
James was killed early Nov. 18,
when a bullet from a high-powered
rifle struck him in the back as rre
walked down a broad power-line
clearing in a forest near the north
end of Jordan Lake. James was wear-
ing an orange cap.
The prosecution argued that
McElreath, who said he was shoot-
ing at a deer, should have seen the
hat and should have recognized a
person only 75 yards away.
McElreath was shooting from a 15-
foot tree stand. In addition, the area
where McElreath was shooting was
clear for about 100 yards.
"1 don't want to question the
jury's decision, but so many deer
hunters come to Chatham County
and they need to know they better
behave in a safe manner or they will
be prosecuted said Doug Thoren,
assistant district attorney, who pros-
ecuted the case.
McElreath, who did not testify,
faced up to 23 months in prison if
See MURDER, page 5
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convicted of felony involuntary
manslaughter. Involuntary man-
slaughter is punishable by up to 63
months in prison for people who
have criminal records. McElreath,
who had no prior convictions,
maintained his innocence.
Gore, Bradley
spar in debate
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) � Pressed
in campaign debate about President
Clinton's personal behavior, Al Gore
said Wednesday night he shared the
public's disappointment and anger
over the Monica Lewinsky affair and
sought to provide "as much conti-
nuity and stability" as possible dur-
ing the impeachment crisis.
"He's my friend the vice presi-
dent said of Clinton, fielding the
first question from a voter in the
first debate with presidential cam-
paign rival Bill Bradley.
Bradley, too, was pressed on a
potential campaign softspot, Gore's
criticism of his Senate retirement in
1996 at a time when Republicans
had taken control of Congress.
"The things I wanted to do I
couldn't do in the Senate he said,
referring to stops at Stanford, in the
private sector and at Notre Dame.
In a gentle jab at Gore, who has
been in government continuously
since 1976, Bradley said that by
leaving office, he had been able to
"encounter people where they live
their lives
In a followup poke, he added, "if
you're going to do this, you ought
Jodeal with the big problems and
you ought to have big solutions to
See DEBATE. page6
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tended the funeral Wednesday of a
woman who committed suicide six
months after her daughter was criti-
cally injured in the Columbine High
School shooting.
Carla Hochhalter, 48, shot her-
self in a pawn shop last week. Rela-
tives have said she suffered from
clinical depression, and that the
Columbine shootings and her
daughter's grave injuries were more
than she could tolerate.
"The stress was mounting, and
Carla was dealing with an illness
pastor David Jensen told mourners
at Christ Lutheran Church. "It be-
came too much, not just for Carla,
but for many of us
About 700 people filled the
church's main sanctuary and a sepa-
rate room set up with folding chairs
and a television screen for the over-
flow crowd.
Mrs. Hochhalter walked into an
Englewood pawn shop Friday and
asked to see a handgun, police said.
When the clerk was distracted, she
loaded it with her own ammunition"
and killed herself.
On April 20, her daughter, Anne'
Marie, was shot in the spinal cord'
when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold'
began their attack at Columbine
and about 26 others were wounded
before the gunmen killed them
Miss Hochhalter, 17, who was-
partially paralyzed, was released
from a rehabilitation hospital in'
August. Several days before her
mother's death, she said she moved'
her legs for the first time during a-
therapy session.
Mrs. Hochhalter's suicide was
the latest blow to a community still'
reeling from the rampage.
Last week, a Columbine student
was arrested after allegedly saying
he planned to "finish the job
started by Harris and Klebold.
"It just doesn't seem to quit
said Bob Palmer, a member of Christ-
Lutheran. "Things seemed to be set-
tling down and getting back to nor-
mal, and now this has happened.
It's terrible
Schools Unprepared for Y2K
WASHINGTON (AP) � Students
in thousands of schools may get
unexpected extended winter vaca-
tions because their districts are not
prepared for Y2K problems affect-
ing heating, food service and
teacher payrolls, the government
An Education Department sur-
vey released Wednesday said 36 per-
cent of public elementary and sec-
ondary school districts are unpre-
pared to fix date-sensitive computer
systems. And 39 percent of colleges
� where tuition-aid records and
longtime research could be threat-
ened � told the department survey
they were not ready.
"This is disturbing Marshall
Smith, acting deputy secretary of
education, said at a news confer-
ence. "Once you're within a three-i
month span, a lot of things can go;
wrong. Schools and colleges ought
to commit resources to have some-
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Thursday, Oct. 28,1999
from page 5
big problems Clinton often has been criti-
cized for advocating bite-size solutions to prob-
Gore and Bradley sat on stools in a
Dartmouth College auditorium for the 60-
minute debate, co-sponsored by CNN and
WMUR-TV. The first primary election ballots
of the 2000 campaign will be cast in New
Hampshire in February, and the polls show
Bradley with a lead, having overcome Gore's
enormous early advantage.
Gore sought to take the offensive 15 min-
utes before the television cameras were
switched on � and again as the scheduled hour
was wrapping up, when he said he would gladly
remain to answer any remaining questions.
He took questions for more 90 minutes
after the TV lights dimmed and Bradley de-
parted the scene.
Two polls released Wednesday showed
that Bradley trails Gore nationally, though
he has gained ground since July and April,
respectively. Other polls suggest that Gore
has slowed his slide in national polls this fall.
The vice president had expressed no in-
terest in debating until Bradley dashed his
hopes for an easy primary contest. Gore now
says he wants to debate weekly, though the
campaigns have agreed on only a handful
of dates before the first votes are cast in
Iowa's Jan. 24 caucuses.
from page 5
ance if they haven't done so already
"This should be done before we send our
students back to those schools he said.
The Year 2000, or Y2K, problem refers to
concerns about possible computer break-
downs on Jan. 1, 2000, because some com-
puters were originally programmed to recog-
nize just the last two digits of a year and may
misinterpret "00" as 1900. Many computers
canbe reprogrammed simply, but others have
embedded microchips that must be replaced
� making the process of getting ready more
complicated and time-consuming.
With New Year's Day falling on a Satur-
day, Smith said, school districts that haven't
made the necessary repairs � which at cur-
rent count could be nearly 5,000 � have ex-
tra days to make sure buildings are safe or
otherwise ready for students.
Officials acknowledge that Y2K-related
failures in schools would have little direct im-
pact on classwork other than lessons involv-
ing information technology. Some failures
could shut down heaters, possibly causing
frozen pipes to burst, black out school secu-
rity cameras, block access to student and pay-
roll records or shut off cafeteria freezers.
The Fairfax County School system in
northern Virginia will bring in security, com-
munication, building and technology experts
to check its 200 schools on New Year's Day to
ensure schools are ready to open on Jan. 3,
the scheduled return date from the winter
"This is based on plans we have in place
all the time said district spokeswoman Kitty
Porterfield, who added that independent ex-
perts reviewed the plans. "We had flooding
when the hurricane came in, and pieces of
those (emergency) plans went into effect.
This is not solely uncharted territory
With two months to go � a tight dead-
line by industry standards � virtually every
school surveyed pledged to be ready by Jan.
1. Even the ones that said they weren't ready
when the survey was taken earlier this
month felt they would be ready. The survey
� a follow-up to ones earlier this spring �
relied on self-reporting. The margin of error
is plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.
The best estimate � just 4 percent of
school districts say they won't meet the
deadline � could still affect 600 school sys-
Some people are skeptical, even angry at
the delays. Parents are uncertain of school
schedules. College students worry about get-
ting their grants and loans on time. And
teachers are wondering when they would get
paid in the event of a breakdown.
Despite optimistic predictions for over-
all preparations for Y2K, the Clinton admin-
istration has warned that schools, some cit-
ies, small hospitals and small businesses are
foot-dragging on contingency plans for com-
puter failures. Many schools � often the
largest public buildings in a community �
have a unique role as designated shelters and
command centers in case of other emergen-
John Koskinen, chairman of Clinton's
Council on Year 2000 Conversion, said that
in the next two months, schools and col-
leges need to concentrate'on fixing their
systems, making sure they are independently
tested and developing contingency plans in
case of failure.
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Instead of dealing with the
overwhelming numbers,
consider some alternative forms
of entertainment that can be
found easily. Why not check out
what's happening elsewhere
around town?
Money donated to churches could be better spent
Jeff Buck
We all live in a very apathetic society. This is mainly
due to the advances of our human race, in which we
can do more with less time and work. With all these
changes one thing has always stayed the samethe prac-
tice of religion. More modern, however, is the addi-
tion of a church as a place of worship.
It is not my intent to knock religions of the present
day or of past times, but to evaluate them. The faith
that accompanies all religions is a marvel to the hu-
man race and its complex behavior. More people go to
church then anything else. They give donations to their
churches every Sunday and help out with any events
that it becomes affiliated with. These are all great things,
but could we be doing more?
There are many arguments for and against the es-
tablishment of churches. First, you have the issue of
money. Is it more useful for your money to go to the
church's light bills, payments, preacher salaries, water
payments, vanbus rentals and other expenses? What
if instead of giving money for those types of services
you donate it to a non-profit organization? They de-
pend on volunteers for all of these services; everything
they have is either donated or paid for by the members
themselves. As a whole society, it is certain that this
would bring us closer to the'greatest good.
Well, you ask, where would this leave us to wor-
ship? Have you ever thought about getting together
with your neighborhood, street, small town or family?
As a parent, wouldn't you know your(holy scripture
better if you had to teach it to your children? Does this
not promote family and community togetherness?
Altogether it is easy to see that some solutions are
equivalent to churches. However, as a whole, some
are better choices.
There are many issues that would have to be dealt
with, and many changes. If something is good should
you leave it alone or strive for something better? It is
the same no matter who you worship with, but the
money and the help can be better used elsewhere. All
that can be asked is that we think about this and evalu-
ate how much more could be done with the effort we
already put in to it.
I know that churches are good things and they do
great things, but could they be made more efficient?
Could they be made so it's all voluntary? The people
in charge of churches are usually the same ones mak-
ing money. I know they are not making a killing, but
what would you do in their situation? It is up to the
people who attend these churches to think about this.
After all, if you go to church you are the one paying for
This writer can be contacted at
R.W. Hobbsjr.
America lost a great presidential
candidate last week. Elizabeth Dole
has announced that she is no longer
seeking the office of president of the
United States. Dole was the only
female running.
As a candidate, Dole brought a
lot of excitement Into the political
process that hadn't been there be-
fore. Thousands of people disen-
chanted with the whole political
scene were very excited about a fe-
male candidate such as of Elizabeth
Dple. Fifty percent of her contribu-
tors were women. And Dole was re-
ceiving a lot of attention from
young people, including college stu-
dents like you and me. With all of
that support this early in the 2000
campaigns, Just imagine how many
people would have joined her cam-
paign if it had continued into next
year. But it was not to be. Dole re-
luctantly dropped out of the race,
largely due to a lack of money. She
cited 70:1 odds against her oppo-
nents, namely the "unlimited re-
sources" of George W. Bush. Dole
said she was used to facing the odds,
arid was willing to face 10:1, or even
20:1, but not 70:1. Her reluctant
decision to leave the race came only
one day after the campaign finance
reform legislation of John McCain
(another Republican presidential
hopeful) was defeated in Congress.
But Dole did not exactly complain
that money was controlling the
election. She simply said she didn't
have enough money to effectively
run a successful campaign.
Other candidates, including
John McCain, Pat Buchanan and
Gary Bauer all whine about how
much money George W. Bush has
and how the Republican establish-
ment seems to be behind him and
is not giving other candidates a
chance. Well, George W. Bush has a
large following of people from all
over America. And the more money
a candidate has, the more support
he or she has from Americans. But
Bush would not be in the money if
he were not a good candidate. He is
a proven governor of a very large
state, part of a respected political
family and his message of compas-
sionate conservatism brings the
party together. Bush is a candidate
of optimism, the likes of which we
have not seen since Ronald Reagan.
The other candidates who are com-
plaining about the money issue sim-
ply are not as well-rounded as Bush.
Buchanan is an extremist and has
tried several times to win the presi-
dency with his agenda and has
failed every time. This time is no dif-
ferent. Gary Bauer simply does not
have the experience, notoriety or
personality of Bush. And, as Eliza-
beth Dole said, timing is everything.
George W. Bush got an early start
in fund-raising for his campaign and
was the first to catch the eye of the
Republican establishment. To other
candidates, I say better luck next
time. Or, run for an office other than
presidency first.
As for Elizabeth Dole, we have
not heard the last from her. Nor will
she be the last female to run for
president. She will certainly be a
serious consideration for a vice-
presidential running mate. And she
may even be able to try again in
2004. Polls have consistently had
her second to Bush and ahead of Al
Gore. As Dole herself, she has paved
the way for whatever woman will
run for president and succeed. And
that day will come, thanks in part
to Elizabeth Dole.
This writer can be contacted at
Every Halloween in downtown Greenville, students from all over NC
converge to take part in the year's biggest block party. While we at TEC
think the idea of students, faculty and locals celebrating one crazy night
together may sound like a good time, in reality, the event's festivities are
not all they have been hyped up to be.
Try standing in line, squeezed up against thousands of impatient people
attempting to get into the same club downtown. Try keeping ahold of
your friends who continually wander off into the mass of thousands of
partiers. Take in the smells of stale alcohol, smoke and vomit, along with
the intensified heat of the crowd and the inevitable fistfights that break
out year after year. These are just some of the highlights one has to look
forward to on Halloween night.
Instead of dealing with the overwhelming numbers, consider some
alternative forms of entertainment that can be found easily. Why not check
out what's happening elsewhere around town?
Halloween is always a big night in Greenville, and the fun is not strictly
limited to the downtown area. Gather a group of friends together and
throw your own ghoulish costume party, go out trick-or-treating, visit a
local haunted house or give Midnight Madness at Mendenhall a look-see.
Still, if none of these interest you, keep in mind no one is stopping you
from venturing out and seeing what all the fuss is about. All we can sug-
gest is that you look out for one another, and be safe. And hey, if you're
really craving a good scare this Halloween, downtown may be right up
your alley after all.
Don't forget struggling citizens this Halloween
Dear ECU Students,
Hats off to you!
After the unplanned fall break caused by Hurricane
Floyd, our campus is back to normal. This recovery
would not have been possible without your flexibility,
resiliency and spirit. With the semester half over, and
a traditional homecoming behind us, we can look for-
ward to successfully completing 1999.
Your always outstanding public service has been
especially noteworthy during the aftermath of the
storm. Statistics compiled by the Student Volunteer
Program indicate that you volunteered at twice the
usual rate during recent weeks. You helped both friends
and strangers in every imaginable way, and in doing
so you were truly exemplary representatives of East
Carolina University.
You are aware, of course, that these are extraordi-
nary times. Halloween, normally a time for festive cel-
ebrations, falls this year while many in our city are still
suffering. Law enforcement and public utility person-
nel have labored untold hours to make sure that
Greenville has remained safe and out of harm's way as
much as possible.
Many of the students and families who were severely
affected by the flood live in our university neighbor-
hood. Please remember this as you enjoy Halloween
activities in the Greenville community. Please remem-
ber also that the university will host Midnight Mad-
ness featuring numerous Halloween activities on Sun-
day from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. We look forward to seeing
you there.
Richard R. Eakin
Chancellor, East Carolina University
Cliff Webster
SGA President, East Carolina University

Availability of tickets to Pirate Club members unfair
Dear Editor,
I am extremely disappointed in
the handling of the tickets sales for
the ECU vs. NC State football game.
As an alumni living out of state, I
have attended every ECU football
game this season. I am so proud of
the efforts of Coach Logan and his
staff. Not to mention the all-out ef-
forts of the ECU players. Going to
all the ECU games, in some case has
cost me thousands in travel, hotel,
etc but the feelings I get when I
see the Pirates play brings back
memories that are priceless.
As ticket day approaches for the
State game 1 became more and more
excited1 had already booked my
suite at the Hilton and my girlfriend
and me had requested days off from
work months in advance.
Problem 1:1 tried to get tickets
earlier, but it seems as if the Pirate
Club had already requested a large
number of tickets. I quote, "money
talks and bull" walks as one Pi-
rate Club member put it to me. Oh,
and get this�As I told my problem
to another Pirate Club member, he
laughed and said, "we were only
suppose to be able to purchase four
tickets and I bought twelve
Problem 2: As 9 a.m. ap-
proached, I predialed my cellular
phone and my home phone line to
the ECU ticket office. I started hit-
ting redial over and over trying to
get through, but guess what, no
answer, and get this, no busy sig-
nal. My phone calls went to the ECU
ticket office voice-mail. Well, I di-
aled for over 40 minutes with twb
phone lines. At one minute for ev-
ery connection, you can imagine
how much I rang up in long distant
charges. Then, finally it happened,
a ring, only to hear a message that
the tickets were sold out.
So why did this happen? Poor
planning? Pirate Club influence? I
think I deserve an answer (or at least
two tickets). How is it that the "ev-
eryday Pirate fan" couldn't get tick-
ets to this football game? Well I tell
you what Pirate fans. You better
hope that the Pirates don't continue
to win each and every year, or we
will be shut out ot purchasing tick-
ets, either by the Pirate Club or poor
call center management.
Disappointed and ticketless,
Ryan Lawrence
Plan ahead for safe, sober, memorable Halloween
Patrick McMahon
All I can say to the thousands of students who read
this column is to be safe. Be safe in day-to-day life, and
be safe in existence. But please, if just for me, be safe
on Halloween. I know, I know, everybody and their
brother is gonna get drunk this weekend and have a
massive blowout party that results in numerous arrests,
noise violations, underage citations and the always
popular three-day hangover, but do this with caution.
If you are going to throw a party, make sure you
have enough floor space so all those people have some-
where to sleep when they pass out, that way they won't
be driving drunk.
Last year's Halloween celebration in Chapel Hill
resulted in a drunk student driving over a drunk pe-
destrian, killing the pedestrian. We all know we are
better than those damn tar heels, so lets all be good
little boys and girls and stay away from fatalities, OK?
Lets face it, people are gonna drive, "I'm OK, I prom-
ise Don't let them. I'm staying sober on Halloween
to look out for my friends, making sure they survive
the night, and so they won't have to drive anywhere.
I have lost too many friends in the past two years
to let some idiot take another person's' life through an
Ignorant act like driving drunk. I would even feel re-
sponsible if I let them drink so much alcohoUhat they
passed out and died.
I'm not trying to take a stance of "I'm better than
you because I'm staying sober But, when the night is
over I will be able to take comfort in the fact that my
staying sober might have saved my friends from them-
selves, fines, DWIs, tickets and even death. That is a
powerful thought.
There will always be room for beer, but I would
much rather have my friends sitting beside me than a
case of Bud Light and a pack of cigarettes.
So we come to these easy steps toward a safe Hal-
loween: 1. If you're gonna drink on College Hill, use
the Drunk Bus to get downtown. That doggone thing
has probably saved more lives than we would like to
admit. 2. Stay sober. If just one sober person looks out
for their friends, then everyone will be much better
off. 3. Drink beer. Have a good time. Have a great time.
But have a safe time. 4. Wear an outrageous costume
so people can see you. Forget that crap about bright
clothes at night. I don't know about you, but I will
stop much quicker if there is a drunk dressed up as
Jesus than I would for one of those damn people dressed
up like an M&M. 5. Ignore every word I say. Go ahead.
I'll help carry your casket at the funeral. I'd hate for
your parents to have to do it.
This writer can be contacted at

The East Carolinian
Thursday. Oct. 28, 1999
features�studentmedia. ecu. edu
Frightening Flicks
'��Jmnn" 1975
?:This Ash story is about a very big, very hungry shark
emerged as director Steven Spielberg's first
"monster hit. With "Jaws Spielberg proved that he
'could create and sustain feature-level tension and
suspense. His confidence kept the creature out of
.full view for almost 90 minutes�and still had us
on the edge of our seats. The script is from the
novel by Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb and an
uncredited John Milius. Verna Fields' editing is
�sensational, as is John Williams' ominous, now
legendary score.
"Rosemary's Baby" 1968
Mia Farrow's first postPeyton Place" film
inaugurated a cycle of horror movies about the evil
lurking within the supposedly wholesome American
.nuclear family. A year before the Manson killings
(which claimed his wife, Sharon Tate) director
Roman Polanski drew the audience inexorably into
-a worid of witchcraft and Satanism, concealed
beneath a benign, neighborly facade.
�The Blair Witch Project 1999
Stop right there: Don't read any review of the radical
new indie "The Blair Witch Project" at the looming
risk of having what might be modern cinema's most
nerve-wracking experience ruined for you from the
get-go. The film was made on a budget so small
one could not even buy a decent new car with it.
"Blair Witch" puts your inner child through a
scrambling nightmare like no other film has ever
done before. More than any movie since "Planet
of the Apes Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick's
dime store masterpiece works best on you the less
you. Supposedly, some members of the original
Sundance audience didn't even know it was fiction.
"Curse of the Demon" 1958
This beautifully crafted, extremely effective horror
film is one of the best in director Jacques Tourneur's
("Cat People "I Walked With a Zombie") canon of
moody thrillers. DanaAndrews plays a psychologist
who travels to England to investigate reports of a
"black magic" phenomenon. The monsters and
brutality are left offscreen and the story is all the
more chilling for its restraint. A.genre gem from a
director too frequently overlooked. (Also known as
"Night of the Demon)
"Halloween" 1978
Michael Myers, whose violent insanity may well be
the result of demonic possession, escapes from
the mental home where he has been incarcerated
after murdering his older sister and returns home
to kill some more. He stalks and slaughters several
babysitters before the survivor learns once and for
all that there is indeed a bogeyman. Consummate
; craftsmanship makes a conventional genre story
! . into something special; the film goes easy on the
jj: bloodletting, but the subjective camera is relentless
5 and highly effective.
"The Omen" 1976
A child born of a jackal and foisted upon the U.S.
6 ambassador to Britain (Gregory Peck) and his
5 unsuspecting wife, wreaks elaborate havoc on all
! those who inhibit his plans to bring about
'Armageddon in this century. This is a
groundbreaking big-budget horror movie whose
respectable cast, expensive special effects and
exceptional production values ultimately
compensate for its silliness and lack of conviction.
"The Evil Dead" 1983
Clever directorial touches and an imaginative
storyline explain the film's cult following, but it's
been wildly overpraised. At a remote cabin, some
college kids disturb the sleep of the dead, who
retaliate by having these cut-ups start cutting each
other up. Not-so-grand Guignol and amateurish
acting dilute the suspense, except for one
astonishing scene in which a girl is stalked through
the woods by an unseen evil.
Coffee culture gains steam in Greenville
Local vendors appeal to students
in seach of a decent cup of joe
Susan Wright
The first sniff of a great cup of coffee wakes some
people up in the morning. Ally McBeal shows her friend
how important it is to savor that first taste of her morn-
ing cappuccino.
Krispy Kreme and Barnes and Noble cafe are two of
the more prestigious coffee venders in Greenville, and
many people end their hectic days sipping coffee from
from mugs carrying these logos.
"Krispy Kreme has the best product for coffee in
town said Brad Womack, junior.
Krispy Kreme has been an institution in Greenville
since 1972, and according to store manager Glen Par-
ish, the store sells quite a bit of coffee.
"We sell about 500 cups of coffee a day on aver-
age Parish said.
Krispy Kreme sells 100 percent Arabica coffee from
South America manufactured by Krispy Kreme, and it
is ground one pot at a time.
People relax and talk while they indulge in gourmet coffees.
(Photo by Emily Richardson)
"When we started selling Arabica coffee in 1995,
we doubled oir sales Parish said.
Another thing that brings people to the store is that
they put the cream and sugar into the coffee before
you receive it.
"We can't tell what type of cream it is in the cof-
fee Parish said. It's a Krispy Kreme secret.
If you're more interested in a cup of gourmet cof-
fee. Barnes and Noble is one place to go in Greenville.
"People come here for the reputation said Health
Starnes, cafe manager. "There are Starbuck's all over
the world
"There Is something for everyone because we have
more potent coffees, such as the Barnes and Noble
blend, and we also have milder versions
According to Starnes, people also visit Barnes and
Noble for the atmosphere.
"People come here to relax and read Starnes said.
"The main reason they come in is because it's a clean,
positive, smoke-free environment.
"Our coffee is special because it has love in it. I've
also heard that the service is good from the customers.
We know what some of the people want before they
ever reach the counter
As far as sales go, "pretty much everybody is gofhg
to stop here during the week said Starnes. "It is a
meeting place for people, they get a cup of coffee so
that they can stay awake while they are studying or
If you want a gourmet coffee drink, Barnes and
Noble cafe serves drinks made with Barnes and Noble's
and Starbuck's recipes in a relaxing atmosphere, while
Krispy Kreme is good for a quick cup made from qual-
ity ingredients.
This writer can be contacted at
features@studentmedia. ecu. edu
Haunts more literal than figurative
Kknton Bei.i.
Staff Writer
In ECU's history, there have been a variety of ghosts and
supernatural beings seen by students and staff. The
Special Collections archives located in Joyner Library
have a well organized collection of articles relating tales
of all the ghosts on campus.
"A few of the people who come to the archives are look-
ing for information about what they have seen said
Blair McPherson, student assistant in the archives at
Joyner Library. "Most of the people who come in have
heard stories about ghosts in their dorms and want more
Cotten Hall has had its fair share of paranormal sight-
ings over the years. Students have told the tales of
haunted dorm rooms and mysteriously moving objects.
"Over the summer, I was by myself upstairs and no one
else was in the building said Cotten Hall resident,
Cristina Nieves. "I was looking out a window, and
behind me I distinctly saw a man, and when I turned
around no one was there
There are three tales passed down by students to support
the unexplained bumps in the night.
The first story pertains to the namesake of the dormito-
ry, Sallie Southall Cotten. According to legend, Cotten
can be seen wandering around in a white dress, framed
by her shimmering gray hair. Mrs. Cotten was a wealthy
benefactor who helped begin the Sheppard Memorial
Mrs. Cotten was also involved in the politics of ECU.
Cotten was part of the state General Assembly that
passed legislation to -
establish ECU.
Carolyn Fulghum,
retired dean of women
and director of
Residence Life and
Housing relays the sec-
ond scary story.
This tale was told in the
Oct. 31, 1997 issue of
the "Daily Reflector to
reporter James V. Haug.
The story is of a young
lady who went up to a
third floor phone booth
in Cotten Hall, never to
return. Some say that
she was somehow
sucked into a trap door
into the attic. The exact
occurrences will be left
to your imagination.
"People have always said
that they could hear her
screaming, walking the
hallways Fulghum
Fulghum found the ori-
gin of the tale in tele-
phone duty. Since indi-
vidual rooms did not
have phones, residents
of the hall were assigned
telephone duty. Each
student had to take
turns answering the
phone on their floor,
then finding the recipi-
ent of the call.
"The story that 1 heard
was that someone com-
mitted suicide on the
third floor over grades"
says former Cotten Hall
resident Katie
Different versions of the
Cotten Hall ghost's fate
exist to add fervor the
story. Some of these
include the young lady:
See GHOST, page 10
Daylight-saving time ends
Students gain extra hour
of Halloween festivities
Jennifer Brown
This Sunday will be a big day for ECU students for
two reasons; it is both Halloween and daylight-saving
time. Students will have an extra hour to go trick-or-
treating, or anything else their hearts desire.
"Daylight-saving time was a device first started in
Europe during war time to conserve electricity by mak-
ing the evening hours have longer daylight said Henry
Ferrell of the history department.
It officially begins on at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday
in April and ends on the last Sunday in October. This
idea was first suggested by Benjamin Franklin in an
essay in 1784. Even though the time zones were insti-
tuted in the US in 1883, daylight-saving time was not
put into effect until April 13, 1966 in the Uniform Act
of 1966 by President Lyndon B.Johnson.
The Act did not require anyone to participate in
the plan, but it stated that if we were going to do it, we
should do it uniformly. Originally the plan stated that
daylight-saving time was begin to on the last Sunday
in April, but President Ronald Reagan amended it in
1986 to start it on the first Sunday in April.
There are parts of the US and the world that do not
observe daylight-saving time. A few of these are: Guam,
Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Virgin Islands, the East-
em Time Zone portion of Indiana, and Arizona, ex-
cluding the Navajo Indian Reservation, which does
observe it.
The main purpose of daylight-saving time is to con-
serve energy. It cuts down on the amount of electricity
the nation uses by one percent every day during day-
light-saving time.
The term is daylight-saving time, not "savings" be-
cause technically we are saving daylight and not day-
lights. It is also a day that many people take to change
the batteries in their smoke detectors. This reminds you
twice a year to check it and make sure it is working
Betty Struab, director of Health Promotions, has
some tips to avoid getting our systems off balance.
"One hour doesn't typically require that much ad-
justment, but our bodies have a need for consistency
and predictability Struab said.
She recommends keeping your diet healthy during
this time, and getting plenty of sleep and exercise.
The most common complaint regarding daylight-
saving time is the difficultly of remembering to change
the time on clocks.
Another common question is regarding alcohol
sales. Most states have a law stating stores cannot sell
alcohol after 2 a.m. Well, does that get extended an
extra hour in the fall? No, because the bars officially
close at 1:59 a.m. and are not affected by the hour fall
Freshman Summer Smith isn't complaining about
daylight-saving time.
"That's cool that it falls on Halloween because it
gives students an extra hour of fun Smith said.
"There's no point in having daylight-saving time
anymore because the majority of the people do not
farm anymore said Megan Dunbar.
No matter how you feel about the issue, it is hap-
pening this Sunday at 2 a.m.
This writer can be contacted at
jbrown@studentmedia. ecu. edu
Amidst all of the paper work and student assign-
ments, Dr. Shelia Y. Tucker takes time out to speak
with her students when they need her help. Going
on her second year teaching here at ECU, Tucker
brings a lot to the department of business, vocational
and technical Education (BVTE).
Tucker attended Virginia Technical University
where she obtained her bachelor, master and doc-
torate degrees in business education. While teach-
ing part-time for her graduate assistanceship, Tucker
kept her eyes open for long term possibilities.
"Once I completed my doctorate at Virginia Tech,
I was looking for a full time job Tucker said.
She received that here at ECU. She is currently
teaching Electronic Information Processing, Intro-
duction to Information Processing, Business Com-
munications, Administrative Management and Ad-
ministrative Office Procedures. She also organizes
presentations for her colleagues. According to
Tucker, some of the more recent presentations have
been "Technology in the Classroom" and "Learn-
ing Styles
On top of Tucker's busy itinerary, she is also in
the process of four of her articles published.
"The articles that have been submitted are on
distance learning and learning styles Tucker said.
In her limited free rime, Tucker enjoys singing
gospel music, playing on the keyboard and visiting
nursing homes. She's also an advocate for charity
organizations, such as March of Dimes, The Angel
Tree and the Heart Foundation.
"I like helping the less fortunate during the Eas-
ter, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays Tucker

Oct. 28, 1999
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Marketplace for buying books increasing, changing
Internet reaches
potential buyers
Kenton Bell
The world of book publishing is a realm wrought
with trends, clearance sales and perennial favorites. The
corner bookstore has left the streets of every day Ameri-
cana and have been rapidly replaced with online book
' sellers. The Internet, the bastion of instant answers and
constant information, now enables one to find Oprah's
latest pick with one simple click 24 hours day.
Used as well as new books are leaving the shelves at a higher
rate than in the past. (Photo by Emily Richardson)
Two major Web sites offer the largest selection of
books. Barnes & Noble Online, the originator of large
scale book centers offers This Web portal show-
cases many amenities including bargain books, profes-
sional sections and discounts on new releases.
The Special Features collection includes a search-
The Internet, as well as a variety of book store chains, have made it easier for people to build their own private library. (Photo
by Emily Richardson)
authors are included in many sections and book re-
views are also posted by customers.
The battle of the major online booksellers can be
seen in a comparison of recent new releases. "Pop goes
the Weasel" the latest novel by best selling author James
Patterson is a continuation of the Alexis Cross series.
The list price is $26.95, offers a 40 per-
cent discount to bring the book down to $16.17, offers 30 percent off, for a price of $18.86. with the lowest form of shipping the price
comes to $20.12, after the lowest form of ship-
ping the prices totals $22.81.
"Bagombo Snuff Box : Uncollected Short Fiction"
able section divided into Award Winners, Best Sellers
and New Releases. Shoppers can also browse through
separate subjects, such as biography, business and com-
puters. has created a Web site that initially
centered around online e-business concerned with book
selling. The site now includes music, toys, games, auc-
tions and videos.
The set up is centered around company picked
bestsellers, and a browers portion to search through
most categories of books. Mysteries, mental health,
romance, travel and teens are listed in this section. To
make the Web site more entertaining, interviews with
The East Carolinian
by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. has a list price of $24.99. often a 30 percent discount, for a price
of $21.42 after shipping, offers the same price,
with the same amount of shipping cost
The text book industry,which has been a perpetual
thorn in the side of college students for years, also has
a home on the information super highway., and
have a market centered on students. The offering of and are offered at the Web por-
tals., and have sections
dedicated to specific schools, with smooth search fea-
To allure students to make purchases online most
textbook themed Web sites offer a flat shipping rate.
Students will also be inundated with offers for low rate
credit cards, free travel discounted merchandise for stu-
dents only.
The lesson to learn is that online book sales can
save a students money who finances are already
stretched to the limit by parking expenses, tuition, and
the blowup chair that you just had to have.
The consumer should be wary that customer ser-
vice is a phone call, and four-five shipping days away,
opposed a walk across campus, or a short drive. Also,
bear in mind that they may not have the latest revi-
sion needed, and books sent in the mail often are dam-
aged in the shipping.
If you are willing to do the research you can save
money online through book sellers, remember to do
your homework, literally and figuratively, check your
editions and keep all receipts.
Your local book seller is more likely to work with
you to make changes, because every book sale is im-
portant and returns can be completed with greater ease.
Book sales online are also usually completed using a
credit card, and the lure of extra money in your pocket
could be to tempting, yes, you really needed that match-
ing ottoman for your blow-up-chair.
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Thursday, Oct. 28, 199"?:
Kenton Bell
from page 8
Science Fun
-A duck's quack doesn't echo and nobody knows why.
-A cesium atom in an atomic clock beats 9,192,631,770
times a second.
-The letter "J" does not appear anywhere on the peri-
odic table of elements.
-It takes 17 facial muscles to smile but 42 to frown.
-It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
-The pop you get when you crack your knuckles is ac-
tually a bubble of gas bursting.
-Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus
every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.
-Hydrogen gas is the least dense substance in the world,
at 0.08988 gcc.
-Hydrogen solid is the most dense substance in the
world, at 70.6 gcc.
-A bowling pin need only tilt 7.5 degrees to fall.
-The hyriod bone in your throat is the only bone in
your body not attached to another bone.
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
tyramids of Egypt
Pharaohs of Alexandria
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Temple of Artemis
Statue of Zeus
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
The Colossus of Rhodes
Celebrity Quotes
"There are three types of people in this world.
The stupid, who doesn't learn from a mistake.
The intelligent, who learns from his own mistakes.
And the genius, who learns from everyone else's mis-
"Reality is the cage of those who lack imagination
� J. B. S. Haldane
"God gave women intuition and femininity. Used prop-
erly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any
man I've ever met
� Farrah lawcett
Answer to last question:
What is the Scoville Scale ?
Chile peppers' heat is measured using the "Scoville
Scale Wilbur Scoville was a pharmacologist who, in
1902, came up with a method to measure the power of
capsalcin, the heat source for all chiles. The Scoville
scale begins at zero lor bell peppers.
Challenge Question
What is Esperanto?
Correction: Lisa Jones correctly answered a previous
question concerning Henry VIII, but an incorrect e-
mail address was given. Thank you and sorry for the
This writer can be contacted at
former Miss Cotten that killed herself because she
was lonely and didn't have a boyfriend. Residents say
that you can still hear crying for help.
"The door of my dorm room sticks, but sometimes
you can see it open and slowly slide back, which is
impossible with out force being put on it Tordonato
said. "A few other things have happened, like I had
posters on the wall with very strong tape, and when I
would come back they had not only fallen off the wall,
but were on the other side of the room
McGinnis Theater is home to eccentrics and dra-
matics that are not students or faculty. Hauntings of
the theater department is very well known, and most
people have a ready story to tell. Many of these in-
volve something that happened to a friend.
"I was working late one night on stage and I heard
noises up on the grid that houses the lighting said
Xeno Everette of the prop department. "The lights were
off, and 1 went up there to turn them on so if any stu-
dents were up their they could find their way back
"When I got up there no one was there, so I came
back down, and still did not see anyone, but I still heard
the footsteps. They the footsteps) walked towards the
ladder, and I heard each step on every rung down to
the floor. At the bottom a pause and the steps contin-
ued across the floor and out and opened door
The theater students also have had a run in with
the apparitions that haunt the theater. Several reports
name the ghost Ruben, and others point to a professor
named Dr. Lucille Charles who worked for the Theater
Department from 1946 to 1953. The reports include
seeing white figures floating down hallways into an
empty room, then upon entering the room it was im-
mensely cold.
The reports also relay the story of a gentleman that
came into the auditorium with his two dogs in his arms.
When he entered, the dogs began to whimper, jumped
out of his arms, ran around erratically for a few mo-
ments and finally ran out of the room. The gentleman
insisted that the dogs return to the auditorium with
him, but they would not enter again.
Another story sees finds children as the specters.
"1 .ate one night, several girls were working on a prop
up stairs, they came running back frightened out of
their minds to the prop room Everette said. "When 1
asked them what was wrong, they said they were work-
ing and got the feeling that they were being watched,
they turned around and saw two transparent children
just staring at them
The Greek system is not with out its share of sto-
ries, too. The Alpha Omicron J'i house on Johnston
Street in the home of a friendly ghost named Victoria.
The ghost is used to scare pledging sisters at a "lock-
in" during the pledging process.
Many stories include her benevolent side, but her
mischievous side is not absent. The archival papers on
Victoria show that she likes to make the lights flicker
on and off, move objects around the attic and enjoy
loud music.
She also is reported to have alerted the sisters dur-
ing a garage fire many years ago. She also runs off bad
spirits that want to do the sisters harm. A sorority mem-
ber is also on record has saying that she came to her to
warn her of a guy she was involved with.
"When I was pledging for the sorority, I was up-
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the room with us, and we both ran downstairs and out
the front door said a pledge who did not want to give
her name. "When we got outside and we looked up,
we could see some woman standing clearly in the win-
dow, looking down at us
The origins of Victoria are mixed. Some say that
she was about to be wed when she found out that her
lover was cheating on her and killed herself wearing
her wedding dress. Another version says that she is the
unfaithful wife of Mr. Johnston who killed herself for
her infidelities.
The brothers of Kappa Sigma also have a story to
tell. It seems the Kappa Sigma house located on 10th
Street also has a ghost. The records indicate that an
unnamed man killed himself by hanging himself on a
staircase rail. The death is recorded, but the burial is
Another strange occurrence in the house includes
a woman in a red sweater who shows up from time to
time, now colorful folklore tales are told about her. Its
seems that a brother once woke up and saw her at the
foot of his bed. He promptly jumped up and never went
back into the house.
Apparitions from the past also haunt other places
on campus.
In the old Christenbury gym one can hear the sound
of a basketball game being played, but no one is there.
The Maria D. Graham building that houses the
Geology Department is also rumored to haunted by a
ghost. The rumor extends to the point of a professor
having a seance to try to find out who the specter is,
and seemingly achieving this a goal.
Clement, Greene and White dormitories also have
a few ghosts to contend with. The legend goes that
west campus is a former confederate camp, and some-
times you can see a soldier or two walking around in
full gear.
Are the stories told here part of our local folklore,
or are they merely an extension of our own thoughts,
fears and subconscience?
Could it be that there really are ghosts that haunt
the rooms of Cotten Hall, and Victoria looks out for
the sisters long after her passing? Several people were
interviewed during the writing of this article, and many
gave looks of earnest belief and fright.
The people who relayed their stories often did not
want to be mentioned, and did not want to quoted.
The cry of "people will think I'm crazy" and "I really
don't want to talk about it" resounded from many
people. This does not prove that ghost exist, but it does
show that many feel they have seen something.
The next time you are studying late, or something
happens that you can't explain. Don't look away, you
might be the next person who doesn't want to tell the
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Models' eggs
sold via Internet
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP)�A fashion photographer,
hoping to cash in on would-be parents' wishes for a
beautiful baby, is offering the eggs of eight models in
an on-line auction set to start Monday.
Infertility groups have expressed disgust at the of
fer, saying it turns human life into a commodity. But
photographer Ron Harris says his offer is a reflection
of American society, where beauty can be purchased
by the highest bidder.
The Web site,, has pictures of
eight models offering their eggs for sale. The bids start
at $15,000 and can go as high as $150,000. Harris told
The New York Times in a story published Saturday that
the Web site had already received a serious bid of
The models receive the full amount offered; bid-
ders must pay Harris' organization an additional 20
percent service fee, he said.
"It's unethical and it's distasteful Sean Tipton,
spokesman for the American Society of Reproductive
Medicine, said Saturday.
Infertility specialists are increasingly concerned
about putting a price tag on human eggs. This spring,
for example, a couple advertised that they would pay
$50,000 for eggs donated from an athletic student from
a top college.
Federal law forbids the purchase and sale of human
organs, but trafficking in sperm and eggs is legal, infer-
tility experts say.
Harris is a Malibu, Ca photographer whose work
includes fashion photos, television directing for Play-
boy and exercise videos.
His Web site boasts that the models are "beautiful
and healthy" and subject to rigorous health examina-
tions. In a letter on the site, Harris describes the egg
auction as "Darwin's Natural Selection at its very best
He says society's obsession with appearance has
made us stronger and healthier, and he pitches the egg
auction as a chance for parents to give their children
an advantage in society.
"Every organism is evolving to its most perfect
state Harris writes. "Finding traits that 'repair' your
genetic flaws is what we are all about
The models could not be reached for comment Sat-
urday, but on the Web site, each gives reasons for sell-
ing her eggs, ranging from "to not be dependent on a
man to "I want to help others
Nancy Etcoff, the Cambridge-based author of "Sur-
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Ready for a ghoulish good time
People registered to partidpate in the Flood Relief Race.
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Women won awards at the race.
Men won awards at the race.
Was the winning time by Greenville
resident, Phillip Rowan.
natural to consider how your mate's attractiveness
will be reflected in your children. But she said such
direct marketing of beauty is a false promise.
"The way that we inherit features is sort of a
genetic roll of the dice Etcoff said. "This really is
buying beauty for our offspring. Clearly, these off-
spring might not be beautiful at all
In addition to the egg auction, the Web site says
an auction of male models' sperm is being planned,
with bids from $10,000 to $50,000.
Egg donation has been largely an act of altru-
ism until now, Tipton said. He said eggs donors
typically are paid $2,500 to $5,000 for their time
and inconvenience.
In addition to the medical community rejected
the idea of selling human body parts, eBay, the
world's leading Internet auction site, has banned
the sale of eggs, sperm and human organs on its
"We as a society seem to have come to the con-
clusion that it's not appropriate to traffic in body
parts Tipton said.
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Thursday, Oct.28,1999
Team of the Century
The New York Yankees swept the Atlanta
Braves to win their second consecutive World Se-
ries. The Yankees won game four in New York, 4-
1. Roger Clemens got the win, pitching scoreless
ball until the Braves scored in the eighth. Yankees'
closer Mariano Rivera was named World Series.
New York scored three runs in the third and got
a home run by Jim Leyritz in the eighth to secure
their third title of the decade. The Yankees close
the decade with a record of 12-2 in World Series
Meanwhile the Braves lost their fourth World
Series of the decade.their second to the Yankees.
: The win gave the Yankees their 25th champion-
ship of the century.
PGA Tour to take
Friday off for Stewart memorial
Competition in two PGA Tour events will be
postponed Friday because of a memorial service
for Payne Stewart, the U.S. Open champion killed
Monday in a plane crash. The championship will
start Thursday with 27 holes and the other 27 holes
Will be played on Saturday, with an 18-hole final
found on Sunday. The tour said the Senior Tour
event in Los Angeles will retain its normal Friday-
Sunday schedule. Stewart's memorial will be Friday
at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Orlando.
Pirates hope to stop
Cougar ground game
Sanford, Green combine
to make Houston rushing attack
Stephen Schramm
Coming off of their S2-7 mauling of Tulane, ECU
heads to Texas to take on the Houston Cougars.
Houston enters the game 4-2 coming off of a bye
week. The last time the Cougars took the field, they
beat University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 20-12
in Kenan Stadium.
The Cougars held the Tarheels to 39 yards rushing.
Meanwhile Houston piled up 2S7 yards on the ground.
"Well we have to slow down the running game
said Defensive Coordinator Tim Rose. "We can't be in
a situation where they can run it down our throats kind
of like Southern Miss did. We've got to get better at
the run
Houston's Ketric Sanford rushed for 157 yards and
teammate Mike Green rushed for 130.
"We've got to keep Ketric Sanford from hitting any
home runs said Steve Logan. "We've got to run the
football well
Houston averages 201.9 rushing yards a game. With
Green and Sanford combining to make a devastating
tandem of running backs and an offensive line that
returns three starters, the Houston running game is to
be feared.
"We got to stop the running game said Jeff Kerr.
"We've got to shut the running game down. Their pass-
ing game is decent, but it's not as complex as other
teams. We have to shut their main point of emphasis
down. If we don't, they'll be able to run the ball on
Hornets' Coleman charged with DWI
Charlotte Hornets forward Derrick Coleman was
charged with driving while under the influence early
Wednesday after the car he was driving collided
with a tractor-trailer, police said. Coleman, team-
mate Eldridge Recasner and a third passenger in
Coleman's vehicle, Ebony Kimbrough, were injured
in the accident at 12:51 a.m. and taken to Carolinas
Medical Center, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police
spokesman Tom Barry said. The truck driver was
unhurt. After being charged with a DWI, Coleman
was taken to the medical center, where Recasner
also was a patient.
Irvin has genetic spinal condition
Michael Irvin's return to the Dallas Cowboys
from a spinal injury has been clouded by the dis-
covery that the wide receiver was born with a spinal
condition that increases his risk of further injury.
"Mike was bom with a different-looking spine Cow-
boys owner Jerry Jones said. "How does that im-
pact any decision he might make? To me, I've
heard more discussed about what he was bom with
than I have about any damage incurred from the
spinal injury earlier this month. Yes I am con-
cerned Jones said. "They're addressing every-
thing. I don't see this as necessarily totally decided
by whether or not the swelling goes down. Right
now, I don't know if that's the issue Irvin, 33, was
unavailable for comment.
Investigation of Stewart plane crash begins
MINA, S.D. (AP)�Investigators returned today to
the site where a jet carrying Payne Stewart nose-dived
into a field, taking samples of victims' remains but cau-
tioning there would probably be no quick explanation
why the plane flew pilotless for 1,400 miles across the
Five others also were killed.
A six-member National Transportation Safety Board
team walked through the crash site Monday evening,
hours after the Learjet crashed, and returned to the task
today. At one point, they thought they had found the
cockpit voice recorder, but they were wrong, NTSB Vice
Chairman Robert Francis said.
The wreckage is "fairly contained Francis said. "It
looks the aircraft was pretty much vertical when it hit
the ground. The ground is soft, and it went in fairly
deep. It's going to be a challenge, with the wreckage
and sorting out what's there
The investigation will take some time, he said.
"Our concern is in making sure we do it property
rather than making sure that we do it fast He said
investigators were first taking time to figure out how
the thousands of pieces of wreckage could be removed
from the site without destroying evidence.
Some tissue samples from the victims' remains had
been removed from the scene. Brad Randall, a special
state medical examiner, said they would be tested for
substances such as carbon monoxide, but there is no
specific test that can be done on samples that would
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Trie East Carolinian H
Jeff Ken:
backbone of
Pirate defense
Inside linebacker leads
teammates by example
Stephen Schramm
Kwabena Green scores his first touchdown against
Tulane (photo by Emily Richardson).
The Pirates exploded for 38 points in the second
half against Tulane. The outburst should give the Pi-
rates some momentum heading into their match-up
with the Cougars.
"That's going to help us a lot this week said David
Garrard. "I think the guys are going to be feeding off of
the win. They should start getting comfortable putting
up points like that because the rest of the season we
should be able to put points up like that
Houston defeated the Pirates on Halloween of 1998
in Greenville 34-31.
The position of inside linebacker demands much
from a football player. To thrive at the position that is
the hitchpin of the defense is difficult. Jeff Ken has
battled through injuries, provided leadership and has
become the backbone of the Pirates defense and one of
the greatest inside linebackers in ECU history.
"He typifies everything you would want in an AU-
American said defensive coordinator Tim Rose. "First
of all, he's a great football player�he makes plays. Sec-
ondly, he's a great leader. He's a guy that leads by ex-
ample, won't let us have a bad practice. He's great at
meetings. Thirdly, he's just a hard working guy that
inspires by performance. He's in many ways the heart
and soul of the 1999 Pirate defense
team in tackles
(file photo).
Kerr came to ECU in 1995. After being red-shirted, ;
he suffered a season-ending injury in the first game of !
the 1996 campaign. He started all 11 games in 1997 �
and led the squad in tackles. Last season he led the ;
Pirates in tackles with 115, despite missing three games �
due to a foot injury.
"When he came here, he was a 190 pounder, he
weighs 240 now said Steve Logan. "He's gone from a
boy to a man in every respect. He's one of the best I
football players I've ever had the opportunity to coach ;
Senior Captains j
lead Pirates
Kaess, Walter
provide spark
Murray Pool
The ECU women's volleyball team has been strug-j
gling this season with a 7 and 10 record. The team has I
suffered many heart aches and recently had their coach, j
Kim Walker resign. Through all the anguish, seniorj
captains Shannon Kaess and Christie Walter have still j
managed to make a positive impact on the team.
Christie Walter, a native of East Bethany N.Y who(
transferred here as a junior feels the team is coming!
more together.
"We have had a lot of obstacles to overcome, but Ij
think the team attitude is getting better and I hope toi
finish with a better record" Walter said.
Walter, defensive specialist, earned the team's Iron,
Pirate award last season. She also feels the team is bet-
ter than they are showing and feels that they can bej
competitive in the conference.
"I would like to finish in the top three in the CAAj
Conference Championship and of course to beat our,
rival North Carolina State" Walter said.
Shannon Kaess, a native of Andover, Minn is con-J
sidered one of the best all-around players on the team.j
Kaess, who has had to overcome shoulder surgery fromi
her freshman year, has prospered well during the rest!
of her time on the team.
"We have grown as a team and I think it shows ourj
strength in being able to get through this and finishr
the season. Even though we do show a lot of strengths,)
we could be a little bit more consistent than we are
Kaess said.
Kaess has strong goals for the team and feels every-J
one can step it up a notch.
"It is all going to come down to the CAA tournai
ment and our record right now does not show the abil-j
ity that we have" said Kaess.
Both Walter and Kaess have excelled on the court
as well as in the classroom. They are both Pirate lettei
winners and are on the Dean's List. Receiving CAA
Scholar-Athlete Awards were also big accomplishments!
for these ladies. Kaess was also named to the PCS Phos
phate Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Team.
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VOLLEYBALL from page 13
Coach Marcus Young, who feels
ft Is a privilege to be part of the
eoaching staff, enjoys coaching
fcaess and Walter.
' "Shannon was my first recruit
and I have really enjoyed working
$ith her for the past four years. And
cjf course Christie transferred here
her junior year and has really pro-
vided the defensive spark off of the
Ijench that we really needed" Young
; Coach Young feels that after
American University and James
Madison University that third place
it up for grabs and the Pirates can
be the one to seize the moment.
this writer can be reached at
Young to go on injured reserve
prepares for action (file
rings experience to the Pirates right side (tile photo).
SANTA CLARA, Calif.�Steve
Young appears headed for the in-
jured reserve list because of persis-
tent post-concussion symptoms, a
move that would finish his season
and could signal the end of his ca-
No formal decision has been
made yet, but the agent for the San
Francisco 49ers quarterback said
Tuesday he doesn't intend to let
Young play again this year, and ap-
parently the team and Young's doc-
tors feel the same way.
"I'm determined he not risk any-
thing more this year said Leigh
Steinberg in an interview with San
Francisco's KCBS radio. "He's prob-
ably going to end up on injured re-
serve. This is a football injury. He
was hurt on the field and that's
where those players go. But the
news is not encouraging. It's not real
cheery. Obviously, to show symp-
toms this many weeks later is not a
positive sign
Young, 38, is expected to discuss
his condition and status with the
team Wednesday in a meeting with
the media. It's his first such meet-
ing in two weeks since word sur-
faced that his primary neurologist,
Dr. Gary Steinberg, who is unrelated
to the agent, had made a long-term
versity of Minnesota will hold its
men's basketball team out of
postseason play because of alleged
academic cheating in the program,
a school official said Tuesday.
Sandra Gardebring, vice presi-
dent for institutional relations, said
the ban is part of sanctions presi-
dent Mark Yudof would announce
later Tuesday in an effort to lessen
punishment from an NCAA inves-
"We're almost at the beginning
of the basketball season, and we
Hasek has rough farewell tour
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP)�Dominik
Hasek's long goodbye was supposed
to be filled with packed houses,
shutouts and accolades.
Reality has been far different:
soft goals, benchings and plenty of
And nobody seems to know why
it has all gone wrong for Hasek and
the Buffalo Sabres.
"I feel very good in the prac-
tices said Hasek, a two-time league
MVP and the best goaltender five
of the last six seasons. "I work hard
and feel confident. The game is a
little bit different
Hasek, the 1998 Olympic gold
medalist, plans to retire after the
season and return to his native
Czech Republic. He wants to go out
a winner, but has yet to win this
'Of course, it's frustrating said
Hasek (0-4-1). "I still love to play but
I haven't won a game yet, and it's
very frustrating
Hasek has been benche'd twice
and pulled twice. He's not among
the NHL's statistical leaders. He's not
even the league's top Dom this sea-
son. That honor belongs to
Anaheim's Dominic Roussel.
But Hasek is not the only Buf-
falo player who seems to have re-
tired early.
The Sabres look nothing like the
team that appeared in the Stanley
Cup Finals. They went their first
seven games without a win, tying a
team record, and are 1-6-2 going
into Wednesday's game against
Tampa Bay.
Nobody on the team blames
Hasek, even though he has
struggled to compile a modest 3.20
goals-against average and .907 save
percentage. Last year's numbers in
those two categories, 1.87 and .937,
were the best of Hasek's career de-
spite a groin injury.
Hasek had offseason surgery in
Germany and says he feels good.
Now, once unthinkable questions
keep coming.
Who will start the next game?
Hasek is no longer a given.
"I'm not announcing my start-
ing goaltender for Wednesday Sa-
bres coach Lindy Ruff said.
Hasek, who watched 22-year-old
Martin Biron record the team's first
win with a 7-3 victory over Caro-
lina on Friday, says goalies always
live with insecurity, no matter how
successful they have been.
"The situation is different every
year Hasek said. "There is always
pressure on the goalies, and if you
don't play well three, four, five
games, they always start question-
ing you.
"It's nothing unusual, and some-
thing the goalie has to deal with.
All I want is to play and prove that
I can play again
The Sabres have played poorly
with Hasek in net and with him on
the bench. When they have played
well, bad luck has dogged them.
Buffalo was tied by Phoenix in
the final seconds by a pinball of a
shot that deflected off defenseman
Alexei Zhitnik's skate and scurried
underneath Hasek's glove.
Then there was Saturday's 4-0
loss to Ottawa. The Sabres spent an
hour and a half looking at video of
that gruesome performance, in
which they were outshot 30-9 in the
first two periods.
"We had some players that re-
peatedly made the same mistakes
Ruff said. "And it wasn't just one
player. You couldn't just pick out
one or two and bench them. It was
an effort where every line made the
same mistakes and turned the puck
The Sabres barely resembled the
Buffalo team that swept Ottawa
from the playoffs last season.
"The reason we beat them last
year in the playoffs was we had a
cohesive five-man unit Ruff said.
"We're trying to get back to that
style that made us successful
Getting back won't be easy, no
matter how well Hasek plays.
"We don't deserve days off, we
don't deserve easy practices, and
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recommendation about whether
Young should play again.
"I think he'll be able to clear
some things up, be a little more de-
finitive coach Steve Mariucci said.
"Is anything drastic going to hap-
pen? No
ESPN The Magazine's John
Clayton reports that Leigh Steinberg
said Young will not announce his
retirement Wednesday and does not
intend to retire this season. If Young
were to retire before June 1, he
would lose money on his contract
and the 49ers would take a $5 mil-
lion hit to their salary cap.
While Dr. Steinberg's opinion
hasn't been disclosed, Young has
conceded the report was "discour-
aging" and his agent has said that
the initial medical opinion has been
reaffirmed in consultations with
other specialists.
Young continues to speak with
some of his contemporaries who
were forced out of the game by re-
peated concussions, including Al
Toon and Merrill Hoge. He's also
gathering more medical advice and
might see another specialist this
week. But Mariucci and general
manager Bill Walsh have both said
they would give greatest weight to
Dr. Steinberg's conclusions and they
are in no hurry to see Young back
on the field.
The concern with Young is he
could be at risk for permanent brain
damage from another concussion.
Mariucci said Monday that the
team, which has a bye this week,
hopes to resolve Young's status in
the next week or two and said in-
jured reserve was a possibility. It
would allow Young an extended
period away from football while not
totally shutting the door on his
eventual return.
Though Young has not received
medical clearance to play and has
no real hope of getting it any time
soon, he remains optimistic that his
concussion symptoms will eventu-
ally clear, leaving at least a possibil-
ity he could return next season.
Leigh Steinberg said there would
be no decision or announcement on
the possibility of Young's retirement
until after the season but added that
Young also will abide by the final
medical consensus.
"Nothing is going to happen in
the way of retirement this season
Leigh Steinberg said. "He will come
to the right decision but this will
take a little time
Young continues to feel a strong
sense of responsibility to the team,
especially now that it's struggling
without him, and wouldn't think of
leaving in the middle of the season.
By going on injured reserve,
though, he could stick around and
get treatment while remaining with
the team as a locker room and side-
line presence along with helping
advise his replacement, Jeff Garcia.
Minnesota banned from postseason
want people to know there will be
no post-season play Gardebring
told the Saint Paul Pioneer Press in
a story posted in the paper's online
Gardebring did not elaborate to
the Pioneer Press on how long the
ban on post-season play would last,
and she did not return a call from
The Associated Press.
An investigation into the men's
basketball program began in March
after former tutor Jan Gangelhoff
claimed she did more than 400
pieces of course work for at least
20 basketball players from 1993 to
The investigation has since wid-
ened to include accusations of im-
proper payments and travel irregu-
larities, and alleged sexual and other
misconduct in the men's athletics
The university still faces possible
penalties from the NCAA, which
intends to complete its own inves-
tigation of the men's basketball pro-
gram sometime next spring.
NCAA spokeswoman Jane
Jankowski said the organization
would not comment specifically on
whatever sanctions Yudof an-
nounces. But she said it is appropri-
ate and common for embattled
schools to come up with their own
"Universities do frequently
hand down their own penalties, and
our (investigating) committee con-
siders that and can adopt those
sanctions, as well as add other pen-
alties she said.
Yudof hinted in June that the
university probably would impose
its own sanctions. In a speech to
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alumni leaders, he said that If
the school's investigation shows
"slam dunk" wrong doing, "it's
much better for us to act before we
pass the file over to the NCAA
Men's athletics director Mark
Dienhart said in July that, based on
investigations at other Big Ten
schools, a two-year probation would
probably be the toughest penalty
the NCAA might set. He said the
program also could lose a couple of
Coach Clem Haskins resigned
under pressure in June and ac-
cepted a1.5 million buyout of his
contract. He has said he had no
knowledge of any academic cheat-
ing in the basketball program.
Dan Monson of Gonzaga Uni-
versity was hired to replace
The NCAA holds a 64-team
tournament at the end of every
regular season to determine a na-
tional champion. The National In-
vitation Tournament is held for 32
teams that don't qualify for the
NCAA tournament.
Commision mulls fining Tyson
RENO, Nevada (AP)�One mem-
ber of the Nevada Athletic Commis-
sion thinks the panel should take a
tough stand and fine Mike Tyson for
his punch after the bell in Las Ve-
gas on Saturday night.
"I would be in favor of some
kind of fine based on what I saw and
how the fight took place�a fine and
a strong letter to Tyson and his ad-
visers that this won't be tolerated
said commissioner Luther Mack,
"He got $8.7 million. I don't
have a number in mind for a fine).
It has to be a sum that he knows
we're serious. We have to fhake sure
we protect the integrity of boxing.
We have to take a strong stand
Mack, a Reno businessman, said
referee Richard Steele was right to
declare the fight no contest when
Tyson floored Orlin Norris with a
punch after the bell ending the first
round. Norris injured a knee falling
to the canvas and could not con-
tinue. The ruling was made after a
consultation among Steele, ringside
physician Dr. Flip Homansky and
commission members.
Steele also called the punch an
accidental foul, and said it was why
Tyson was not disqualified. His li-
cense was revoked for about 14
months and he was fined $3 mil-
lion after he bit Evander Holyfield's
ears in the third round June 28,
The commission released
Norris's purse, but it withheld
Tyson's $8.7 million share until its
hearing Friday. Because of a mana-
gerial cut, a tax lien and legal ac-
tion, Norris was only paid a little
more than $200,000.
Another member of the five-
man commission, Glenn Carano of
Reno said he won't make up his
mind about what course of action
should be taken until the matter is
brought up in public.
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Earlier, Francis stressed that a
sudden decompression of the air-
craft is still just one possible theory
of the cause of the accident.
.Stewart, 42, had won 18 golf
tournaments over his career, includ-
ing two U.S. Open titles. He also was
part of the team that helped the
United States stage a historic come-
back to beat Europe last month for
the Ryder Cup.
Stewart and his wife have two
children, Chelsea, 13, and Aaron,
"He's an irreplaceable guy fel-
low golfer Duffy Waldorf said. "I
think of Payne Stewart and there's
a guy that's going to be like Jack
Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, a guy
you want around all those years
Also killed were Stewart's agents,
Robert Fraley and Van Ardan, and
the two pilots, Michael Kling, 43,
and Stephanie Bellegarrigue, 27.
Francis said officials believed a
sixth person also died. The family
of Bruce Borland, 40, one of
Nicklaus' golf course designers, was
sure he was on board, said Scott
Tolley, a spokesman for Nicklaus'
Golden Bear International Inc.
Borland's wife, Kate, said she con-
tacted the private et terminal Mon-
day and spoke to an employee who
confirmed her husband Intended to
get on the plane.
The jet was operated by Sunjet
Aviation Inc. Company officials told
The Wichita Eagle it had been in-
spected twice in the previous three
from page 16
that more often because I just can't keep grinding
and grinding. I've done it for too long
"I have to step back and enjoy life a little bit more
along the way he said.
Courier also paid tribute to Payne Stewart, the golfer
who died in an airplane accident Monday and with
whom Courier was acquainted. Stewart was on the U.S.
Ryder Cup team.
"I'm very saddened for the loss, not only for Payne's
family, but also for his agents and family. It's a tragedy
when something like that happens Courier said.
"It just touches us all a little bit more when it's some-
one that we know or know of. I guess Payne went out
on one of his highest years ever. But none of that would
be worth missing the time he's going to miss with his
Courier said he would like to be a part of the U.S.
Davis Cup team and that he had spoken to new cap-
tain John McEnroe about it.
"Hopefully, if I play well enough, I'll earn my spot
on the team he said.
Naming McEnroe as captain will help restore some
publicity for the Davis Cup in the United States, Cou-
rier said.
Seventh-seeded Nicolas Kiefer had to quit when he
twisted his left ankle in the first set against Andrei Pavel
in a second-round match.
And Magnus Larsson dropped out with a back
injury, allowing fifth-seeded Greg Rusedski to ad-
vance to the third round. Three players have been
forced to drop out of the tournament with injuries.
, "I would have rather liked to play a math be-
cause it's always good to get into a tournament and
at least try to win a match Rusedski said.
Kiefer was serving for the set at 5-3 when he
slipped on the carpet surface. His ankle heavily
taped, Kiefer played three more games and lost them
all before giving up.
He suffered partially torn ligaments. Kiefer is one
of the players trying to qualify for the season-end-
ing ATP Tour World Championship in Hanover next
month that brings together the top eight players of
the year. He said he would miss next week's big tour-
nament in Paris.
Another seeded player moved into the third
round when No. 13 Thomas Enqvist beat Michael
Chang 6-4, 6-2.
Apart from Pete Sampras, Patrick Rafter and
Carlos Moya, who are injured, all other top ranked
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Allocation of Registration Days
O November 3-7 Students with 90 semester hours credit and have applied for
graduation, graduate students and second degree students.
Telephonic or web registration or Registrar's Office only
(8 am - 5pm).
November 8
November 9
November 10
November 11
November 12
Students with physical disabilities registered with the
Department of Disability Support Services and students
with 75 or more semester hours credit.
Telephonic and web registration open at 6:00 a.m.
Terminals open 8-5.
Students with 46-74 semester hours credit and those eligible prior
to this period. Telephonic and web registration open at 6:00 a.m.
Terminals open 8-5.
Students with 1 -45 semester hours credit and those eligible prior to
this period. Telephonic and web registration open at 6:00 a.m.
Terminals open 8-5.
All students eligible.
Telephonic and web registration open at 6:00 a.m.
Terminals open 8-5.
All students eligible. Terminals open 8-5.
tit NEW for Spring Semester 2000 early registration
EARLY REGISTRATIONNovember 3- November 12)
Currently enrolled students may use the following options to register for Spring
Semester 2000 Courses:
? Terminal Registration
?Web Registration
? AVRS (Telephonic Registration)
Joyner Library will open at
6:00 a.m.
to facilitate Web Registration on
Monday, November 8, 1999
Tuesday, November 9, 1999
Wednesday, November 10,1999
Thursday, November 11, 1999

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Tickets for The Rocky Horror Picture
Show (one per person) will be
available at Midnight Madnass from
11 p.m. - Midnight. Prop kits will be
provided; no other props allowed.
Students need only present a valid ECU One Card to enter Midnight Madness. Students may bring a guest (high school or older), but must obtain a guest pass
prior to the event Guest passes will be available October 25-29 at the Central Ticket Office in MSC from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and at the Todd Dining Hall Meal
Plan office from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m On Saturday and Sunday (Oct 30-311, passes will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center.
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WHY NOT live alone, you can afford
it. Huge 1 bd. fireplace, modem kitch-
en, pool, gym 1 mile form campus,
quiet and dry. Watercable included.
Call 439-1289. leave message.
� -THREE BLOCKS from campus. One
bedroom, off street parking, quiet area,
pets OK. Only $225 a month. Call 830-
9692 and leave message. Available
November 1st.
WALK TO ECU. Newly remodeled 1
bedroom apartment $315month.
Available Jan 1st. 125 Avery Street.
near campus. 758-6596 ask for PG.
DETACHED 1-BR Efficiency. 310E
. 13th. $250month. Call Rick 412-2308.
Now Taking Leases for
1 bedroom, 2 bedroom &
Efficiency Apartments.
CALL 752-2865
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SUBLEASE FULLY furnished apt. at
;ftrate's Cove for Spring 2000. rent is
-$375 per month includes utilities, ba-
-sic cable, fully equipped kitchen and
'washer and dryer Move in Dec 17 call
;Ximee at 329-8758.
Pfjt Wilson Acres: 13 utilities. $240 per
'month. Spring semester call 329-7160.
�ROOMMATE NEEDED to take over
-lease. Own bedroom in two story 4
-bedroom house. 5 min walk to cam-
mis. $200 a month plus $200 depos-
R. Avail ASAP Call Rich � 757-2482.
-ROOMMATE WANTED: for spacious
� 2 bedroom apartment. Cannon Court
Apartments $220 month plus 12 util-
ities, phone 561-7754, leave a mes-
share spacious 2 bdrm. flat one mile
from campus. $225mo. plus 12 util-
ities. Call Leah ASAP at 321-9782.
one bedroom with private bath and
phone lines. $300 per month, no pets.
no smoking, 13 utilizes. Call 752-
MALE WINDOOR dog seeking
Christian male roommate to share two
bdrm two bath home. $175 deposit.
$320 rent, phone, elect. Call 746-
6998, ask for Paul, no answer, leave
CHRISTMAS IS coming. Avon can
help with your Christmas shopping.
We have lots of new products and spe-
cials. And buy yourself something
while you're at it. Call Janet. 353-5798.
BALL PYTHON for sale. 55 gal. in-
cludes stand and everything, very
friendly. Ask. $250. Call Dave 752-
AAAA! SPRING Break Specials! Ba-
hamas Party Cruise 5 days $279! In-
cludes most meals! Awesome
beaches, nightlife! Panama City, Day-
tona. South Beach. Florida $129! 1-800-678-
NISSAN SENTRA, 1990 with new
transmission. Uses oil and needs work
but is a good buy for someone who
wants an older car to "fix-up Asking
$900. Please call Dr. Brown at ECU
328-1624. Leave voicemail. I will return
the call.
AAAA! CANCUN & Jamaica
SpringBreak Specials! 7 nights, air, ho-
tel, meals, drinks from $399! 1 of 6
small businesses recognized for out-
standing ethics!
Retro Clothes
Vintage and Silver
and more cool stuff
4I7 Evans Street
also word processing (essays, term pa-
pers, projects etc.) Affordable rates.
Call 328-8836.
DJ FOR Hire: Book now for your ev-
ent. Special discounts for students.
Music for any occasion and full lightn-
ing available. Competitive pricing and
guaranteed funl Call Jeff 767-2037.
FREE CD of cool indie music when
you register at, the ul-
timate website for your college needs.
Seeking friendly individual to work 1-
2 days per week (approximately 8
hours). Duties include answering
phones and greeting public. Pay $7.00
per hour. Call 353-8006 for more in-
ing for some extra money (best pay
on campus) and a way to improve aca-
demicaily? Do you have a 3.0 or bet-
ter GPA? Become a tutor for the Of-
fice of Student Development-Athelet-
ics. We need individuals capable of
tutoring ACCT 2401. 2521: ASIP 2112.
2221; BIOL 1050, 2130; CHEM 1120.
1150: DSCI 4103. 4113; GEOG 1000;
6E0L 1500; ITEC 2000: MATH 1065.
3228: NUHM 2105: PSYC 1000. 2101.
3310. 4375; and THEA 1000. Under-
graduate students are paid six dollars
($6) an hour and graduate students
are paid seven dollars ($7) an hour-
may be paid up to ten dollars ($10)
an hour. If this sounds like the job for
you. join us for one of our orientation
meetings in 236B Ward Sports Medi-
cine Building (behind Mlnges Coli-
seum) on either 1021 at 4:30pm, 10
25 at 4:30pm or 1028 at 4:30pm.
Questions? Need more information?
Contact Isha Williams at 328-4691 for
further information.
NEEDfor your team, club, fraterni-
ty, sorority? Earn1000-$2000 with
easy 3 hour Fund Raiser event. Groups
love it because there's no sales re-
quired. Dates are filling up. so call to-
day. 1-888-522-4350.
CLERICAL POSITION: general office-
duties. 2-4 hours per day MonFri. Call
758-0897 or apply in person at 1525
South Evans Street.
needed. Make over $1500 weekly.
Must have transportation, phone and
be DRUG FREE. Call 758-2737 for more
NEEDfor your Team. Club. Fratern-
ity. Sorority? Earn $1000-$2000
with easy 3 hour Fund Raiser event.
Groups love it because there's no sales
required. Dates are filling up so call
today. 1-888-522-4350.
ject Manager-Progressive Contracting
Co is looking for a highly motivated,
detail-conscious December 1999
graduate with a degree in construc-
tion management or engineering. Ex-
cellent opportunity for growth, com-
petitive salary and benefits. Fax re-
sume 919-718-5455. EOE
EARN FREE Trips and Cash Spring
Break 2000. Cancun, Jamaica. For 10
years Class Travel International (CTI)
has distinquished itself as the most re-
liable student event and marketing or-
ganization in North America. Motivat-
ed reps can go on Spring Break FREE
and earn over10.000! Contact us to-
day for details! 800328-1509
son at Courtyard Tavern between 2-4
M-F. Must be able to work 2 weekday
BROWSE ICPT.COM Win a Free trip
for Springbreak 2000. All destina-
tions offered. Trip participants. Stud-
ent Orgs & Campus Sales Reps want-
ed. Fabulous parties, hotels & prices.
For reservations or rep registration Call
Inter-Campus Programs 800-327-6013.
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your own time. 1-800-367-1262 or
www. s pri ngbreakdirect .com
YEAR 2000 internships 'Don't get
� summer Job run a summer busi-
email: tuipaint�bell� 353-
DANCERS EXOTIC Legal lap dancing
$ 1000-$ 1500week. First in the state.
Show up ready 8pm. Sid's Showgirls,
MUSICIAN WANTED for reception.
$ 100 and free food. Wind or string in-
strument preferred. Call 931-9445.
Needed Sunday Dec. 19th from 4:00
to 6:00 p.m.
THE JEWISH Mother Restaurant is
now accepting applications for all po-
sitions apply in person between noon
and 6pm M-Sat in the Plaza mall for-
merly Annabell's 714 SE Greenville
rooms has an opening in it's warehouse
and delivery department. Good pay
with benefits. Apply in person only.
730 Greenville Boulevard. No phone
calls, please.
$$MANAGE a business on your cam-
pus$$ an Internet note-
taking company is looking for an en-
trepreneurial student to run business
on your campus. Manage students,
make tons of money, excellent oppor-
tunity! Apply on-line at www.versi- contact or call
734-483-1600 ext. 888
DISCOUNTS FOR 6 800-838-
HEY, GIRLS, sorry bout the confu-
sion. Save your clues for next week!
Love, the sisters of Pi Delta
FREE CD of cool indie music when
you register at the ul-
timata website for your college needs.
DJ FOR Hire: Sororities and Fraterni-
ties book now for your formal and oth-
er functions. Guaranteed lowest price
and guaranteed quality service! Latest
hits and old favorites make yoar get
together an event to remember. Full
lighting systems available upon re-
quest. Please call soon, limited dates
available! Cakalaky Entertainment
(Jeff) at 767-2037.
LOST CAMERA on Stancil Dr near
flood waters maybe. Was in a pink
and black shoulder case. If found
please contact Heather at 757-1372.
ALPHA OMICRON Pi would like to
congratulate the football team on an
awesome homecoming win against Tu-
HEY. LADIES, Pi Delta social sorority
is having another rush! Nov. 1 st in Great
Room One in Mendenhall. Questions?
Call Tammy at 756-4628. Hope to see
you there!
TAU KAPPA Epsilon - thanks for the
social, we had a blast dancing all night
long. Love, Alpha Phi
THANKS TO Brother Richard Grow
and Associate Members for their out-
standing effort during homecoming.
Great job guys and keep up the good
work. In The Bond. Delta Chi.
ALPHA OMICRON Pi would like to
wish everyone a fun and safe Hallo-
ce Drinks, Free Meals'
liimuica. Cam .in. Kloridu. Barbados, Kahuimis
Hook now tor Fret Mcah & 2 Fret Trips
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If you're stuck with a
(federally insured) student
loan that's not in default, the
Army might pay it off.
If you qualify, we'll
reduce your debt�up to
$65,000. Payment is either
13 of the debt or $1,500
for each year of service,
whichever is greater.
You'll also have training
in a choice of skills and
enough self-assurance to
last you the rest of your life.
Get all the details from
your Army Recruiter.
INTENDED C8DI Majors: All General
College students who intend to major
in the Department of Communication
Sciences and Disorders and have Mr.
Robert Muzzarelli or Mrs. Meta
Downes as their advisor are to meet
on Wednesday. Nov.3 at 5pm in Brew-
ster C-103. Advising for early registra-
tion will take place at that time. Please
prepare a tentative class schedule be-
fore the meeting. Bring Taking Charge.
Your Academic Planner, and use the
worksheet to develop your schedule.
CHILD SWIM Lessons Mondays and
Wednesday Nov. 1-Nov. 17 from 6:45-
7:30p.m. Children must be at least four
years old to participate in this swim-
level based activity. Cost is $25 mem-
ber-$30 non-members and registration
deadline is Oct. 29. Call SRC for info.
CHOOSING A Major and a Career
Workshop: A one-session workshop
that helps you explore your interests,
values, abilities and personality and
find out which occupations match well
with you. The Center for Counseling
and Student Development is now of-
fering this workshop on Thursdays at
3:30-5 p.m. and a special time on Mon-
day, November 1 at 11. Contact the
center at 328-6661.
Oct. 30. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Stud-
ent Recreation Center. This is an event-
ful day for anyone wanting to know
more about adapted recreation. Experi-
enced instructors, with disabilities.
teacrTa.variety of sports and activities
through participatory workshops. Reg-
istration forms-available in the SRC
main office. 328-6387.
BECOMING A successful student.
This one-hour session will give you the
opportunity to discuss academic con-
cerns and learn general study skills
strategies. The Center for Counseling
and Student Development is offering
this workshop on Thursday. October
28. 3:30 and again on Tuesday. No-
vember 2 at 11 a.m. If you are inter-
ested in this program, please contact
the center at 328-6661.
COPING WITH Grief and Loss: This
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
328-6661. This group meets Mondays
at 3:30.
YOGA: TREAT yourself to the relaxa-
tion you deserve! Enjoy this gentle
yoga class of relaxation, deep breath-
ing and stretching. Beginner Yoga:
Nov.3-Dec.15 Wednesdays 4pm-
5:15pm. Registration deadline is Nov.2
or class Nov.4-Dec.16 Thursdays
5:30pm-6:45. The Registration dead-
line is Nov.3. Advanced beginner Yoga
Nov.2-Dec.7 Tuesdays 5:30pm-
6:45pm. The Registration deadline is
Nov. 1. The cost for all of these classes
is $15mem-$25.non-mem. For more
information please call 328-6387.
COPING WITH Grief and Loss: This
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
328-6661. This group meets Mondays
at 3:30.
ARE YOU an Adult Student? The Cen-
ter for Counseling and Student Devel-
opment presents "Lessons of Success
and Survival for Adult Students. Un-
derstand your career development,
dual relationships, and changing your
career as an adult. Starts November
10. noon-1 p.m. at Wright Hall, room
312. For more info, contact the Center
at 328-6661.
VOLUNTEERS THAT can knit or cro-
chet hats are needed by the Leo W.
Jenkins Cancer Center's "Hat's with
Hugs" program. In this program vol-
unteers make hats and donate then
to cancer patients who have lost their
hair. Crochet and knitting novices are
welcome to come learn how to make
hats. Yarn donations are also welcome.
The group will meet on Tuesday. Nov.9
from noon to 1pm in the Surgical Con-
ference Rm on the 2nd floor of the
cancer center. For more information,
call 816-7867.
ECCO SHIRT Design Competition.
Open-to all students. Artwork should
reflect communication Field. Turn into
Comm Dept.Erwin. Deadline Nov.3
prize for winner.
ents will be Wednesday. November 3,
1999 in room 203 of the Belk Build-
ing. Occupational Therapy students
will have a question and answer ses-
sion from 5-5:30 p.m. Advising and
signing of registration forms will be-
gin at 5:30. please try to be prompt. If
you can not come to the night ses-
sion, please come to the OT office,
roi . 30 hetwflfin 8 a.m5 p.m. the
wi:Pk of November ��
fhree ways to
beat the high
cost of college,
1. The Montgomery Gl Bill
2. Student loan repayment
3. Part-time income
The Army Reserve Alternate
Training Program is a smart way to
pay for college.
First, if you qualify, the Mont-
gomery Gl Bill can provide you with
up to S7.124 for current college ex-
penses or approved votech training.
Second, if you have�or obtain�a
qualified student loan not in default,
you may get it paid off at the rate of
15 per year or S500, whichever is
greater, up to a maximum of $10,000.
Selected military skills can double that
Third, you can earn part-time
money in college, and here's how it
works: One summer you take Basic
Training, and the next summer you
receive skill training at an Army
school. You'll earn over S1.500 for
Basic and even more for skill training.
Then you'll attend monthly meetings
at an Army Reserve unit near your
college, usually one weekend a month
plus two weeks a year. You'll be paid
over $107 a weekend to start. It's
worth thinking about. Give us a call:
www.qoan . �"� .
3:30, Nov. 2. The Center for Counsel-
ing and Student Development is offeH
ing this workshop. If you are interest
ed in this program, contact the cemef
at 328-6661. !j
Students: General College Student!
should contact their advisors the week
of Nov. 1-5 to make arrangements for
academic advising for Spring 2000.
Early registration week is set for No-
vember 8-12.
CAREER ALERT: All General College
students interested in a career com:
bining business and healthcare may
schedule an appointment with an adi
visor in the Health Information Manf
agement Department during the week
of November 1-November 5. Call Mrs!
Brown (328-4436) or Mr. Bell (328-
4468) for a pre-registration advisement
PIRATE CHASE 5k runwalk. The arf
nual Pirate Chase is back! It's a fun
runwalk event that will be held No-
vember 7th at 2pm starting at the Pi-
rate Club bldg. Registration Deadline
is Nov.2, 5pm in the Student Recrea-
tion Center main office or the day of
event. Pre-registered cost is $5mem
$10non-mem. Day of event registra-
tion, the cost is $8mem-$15non-
mem For more information please call
HUMBLE YOUR professor at the Sig-
ma Tau Delta spelling bee. For a meag-
er1 per word you can test your pro-
fessor's spelling abilities. Date 's
Nov. 11. location is Joyner East Rm 2Q1
See posted flyers for more information.
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-
rate Club bldg. Registration Deadline
is Nov.2. 5pm in the Student Recrea-
tion Center main office or the day of
event. Pre-registered cost is $5mem
$10non-mem. Day of event registra-
tion, the cost is $8mem-$ 16non-
mem. For more information please call
Why wait tables?
You can't learn much besides how cl
and unappreciative people are.
We're looking for production workers
who can learn real-life computer and
graphics skills that translate into real
experience employers are looking for
Join us for the experience of a lifetime.
Come by our office or call 328-6366.
Advertise in
The East
for 25 or fewer words
additional words 5$ each
for 25 or fewer words
additional words 5k each
Must present a valid ECU ID. to qualify. The East Carolinian
reserves the right to refuse fhis rate for any ad deemed to be
non-student or business related.
add to above line rate for either BOLD or
ALL CAPS type.
.All classified ads placed by individuals or campus
groups must be prepaid. Classified ads placed by a
business must be prepaid unless credit has been
established. Cancelled ads can be removed from the
paper if notification is made before the deadline, but
no cash refunds are given. No proofs or tearsheets
are available. The Personals section of the classi-
fieds is intended for non-commercial communication
placed by individuals or campus groups. Business
ads will not be placed in this section.
All Personals are subject to editing for indecent or
inflammatory language as determined by the edi-
4 p.m. FRIDAY
for the following TUESDAY'S issue
4 p.m. MONDAY
for the following THURSDAY'S issue

Video Karaoke - Create your own music video from 9 p.m. -2 a.m. in Room 244.
Open Glow-Bowling and Billiards - Jam to your favorite CDs as you bowl under eerie
black lights with custom glow-in-the-dark pins and balls and watch out for giveaways.
Outer Limitz and the Pirate Underground from 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Illusion N' Fusion - Get on board and let this fast-paced alpha ride take you to a new
level in the Multi-purpose room from 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Horror Flick - For a Halloween horror flick visit Haunted Hendrix Theatre at 9:30 p.m.
FREE Breakfast Buffet - Featuring delectable body parts, like scrambled brains (eggs) or
intestinal links (sausage). Stuff yourself at MSC Dining Hall from 11 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Club Mystique - Your favorite DJ, J Arthur, will spin your favorite jams. Great Room
from 11 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Costume Contest - Cash prizes for male and female best costume as well as best group
costume and for the best Rocky Horror Picture Show costume. Haunted Hendrix at
11:30 p.m.
BINGO - Try your luck from 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. in
the Mendenhall Student Center Dining Hall.
Fortune Tellers Psychic Hotline - Psychic palm
readers will be available from 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. in
Cynthia Lounge to tell your past and future. If you
prefer an anonymous reading, phone up the
Psychic Hotline from the Student Organization
Booth from 9 p.m. -2 a.m.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Dress in your
best Rocky Horror attire and anticipate a great
show! Props will be provided - do not bring your
own. Tickets will be available at Midnight
Madness from 11 p.m. to midnight (one per per-
Witches' Brew - A brewing cauldron of gook for you to sift through to win great prizes.
Mendenhall Student Center Recreation Area from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Halloween Safety Tips
Try using make-up instead of a mask; masks can obstruct
vision or make breathing difficult
Remove debris from your yard that might be a hazard to
Drive slowly all evening - watch for costumed children
(and adults) crossing the road.
Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls.
Inspect all candy before eating.
Do not accept open drinks from people you don't know
and do not leave your drink unattended.
Long ago on a dark and stormy night, a sinister gang of witches congre-
gated on the campus of East Carolina University to cook-up a cauldron full of
haunting excitement. These creatures conjured up a plan to attract tons of
unsuspecting students to an elaborate Halloween bash loaded with free food,
games, and great prizes.
OK, OK, so it wasn't so long ago, the night was dark but not really
stormy, and there were no witches. It was 1991 and the Division of Student Life
Major Events Committee decided to throw a major party at ECU for
Halloween. This bash, better known as Midnight Madness, has become an annu-
al event, and it keeps getting better each year.
Midnight Madness 1999 will be held on Sunday, October 31 from 9:00
p.m. to 2:00 a.m. in Mendenhall Student Center. This year's festivities will
include the all new Illusion N' Fusion, a fast-paced virtual reality that is sure to
get your body movin the ever-popular video karaoke, in which you can be the
star you have always dreamed of and take the video home to prove it; open
glow-bowling and billiards; BINGO; a delectable Witches' Brew concocted of
slimy gook and great prizes, but you have to get down and dirty for the good
stuff; a horrorflick in Hendrix and a horror picture show in the Social Room -
The Rocky Horror Picture Show to be exact with all the props provided (note:
outside props will not be allowed); fortune tellers and a psychic hotline to fore-
cast your future; a costume contest with fabulous cash prizes; the newly named
Club Mystique featuring your favorite DJ, J Arthur; and last but certainly not
least, the monstrous breakfast buffet. And the best thing about this midnight
celebration is that it is all FREE
All you need to do to take part in this spooktacular Halloween bash is
show your valid ECU One Card at the door. You may bring a guest (high school
age or older), but you must obtain a guest pass prior to the event. Guest passes
will be available October 25-29 at the Central Ticket Office in Mendenhall
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NOTIFY YOUR NEXT OF KIN IT'S AIM! -young Frankenstein-is a shocker
"Fight club" is a kick
in the gut
Emily Richardson
As a child, I remember yearning to
belong to something. Like most chil-
dren, I felt the need for acceptance.
The simple solution at that time was
to build my own group, or dub, a
secret society with privileged mem-
bers. 1 called it die Tree Climbers.
Tyler Durden (played by Brad Pitt)
and Jack (played by Edward Norton),
as adults still feel this need for accep-
tance, which forms the plot basis for
"Fight dub
Their chance meeting on an air-
plane during one of Jack's business
trips leads them to become more than
just "single serving friends Through
Tyler, Jack is able to come clean from
his Martha Stewart-induced haze and
break free from the corporate
American existence. 1 think we all
need friends like Tyler.
For the record, I am not encourag-
ing the duplication of Tyler's methods
to induce this metamorphosis.
Meatloaf, who plays Big Bob
Paulson, and Helena Bonham Carter,
(who I at first thought was Madonna),
have supporting roles in this film as
well. ack and Bob are partnered up in
a support group for test icular cancer.
If nothing else you have to see the
breasts on Meatloaf; the scenes give
new meaning to his song "I won't do
Jack joins this group, among other
support groups, at his doctor's sly sug-
gestion. Maria (Helena Bonham
Carter) joins the same groups for her
own personal reasons, adding a cer-
tain tension to the scene.
Jack finds himself jerked into a bru-
tal sub-culture when he forms a little
group run with Durden himself.
"Fight Qub" was directed by David
Rncher ("Seven" and "The Game").
That should throw you a red flag as to
what to expect from this movie.
Spend the $6.50 and go see the
movie; it was my boyfriend's money
well spent If you still have any doubts
and want to sneak a peak, check out
the official Web site. I will warn you,
much like the movie, if s not your typ-
ical Internet site. It's even equipped for
virtual fighting. Have your e-mail
address ready so they can notify your
next of kint You can find "Fight dub"
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I was trying to think of a pithy
phrase that would best describe my
opinion of the Mel Brooks film
"Young Frankenstein It would have
to be something that could wind up
on the back of a video box, or in real-
ly big print on a TV ad (with my
name in really tiny print right under
it). It would be something that gets
me on the Hollywood junket list. Let
me lay this one on you: Young
Frankenstein so good it's scary
Anyway, as I attempt to create a good
one-liner, maybe 1 should actually
review the movie.
As the movie opens, Professor
Frederick Frankenstein (Gene
Wilder), grandson of the original mad
scientist, is teaching classes in the US.
But this Frankenstein wants nothing to
do with his grandpa's legacy. He has
even changed the pronunciation of his
last name to" Fron kens teen At one
point, while giving a lecture, Frederick
openly denounces the original baron's
experiments as "utter crap
Still, Frederick can't resist going to
Transylvania after being summoned
for the reading of his grandfather's
will. Frederick is assisted by Igor
(Marty Feldman), grandson of Igor,
who has also taken to pronouncing his
name as "Eye-gor Inga (Teri Garr), is
the, er, buxom young aide.
It isn't long before Fred becomes
caught up in his family legacy.
Upon discovering his grandfa-
ther's secret journal detailing
experiments with artificial life,
Frederick yells out with an aston-
ished cry: "IT COULD
WORK (Cue thunder crash). He
quickly puts those experiments to
the test
Frederick does create a human,
but it does not come to life. This
sends Frederick into a state of
I depression. Hoping to cheer him
I up, Igor displays his astounding
g wit
Igor: It's times like this that I
f remember what my old dad used
ij to say
I Frederick: What was that?
Igor: What the hell are you doing
in the bathroom all day and night?
Why don't you get out of there and give
someone else a chance?"
Eventually, the creation does come to
life. But he is not quite what Fred
expected. It seems that Igor used the
wrong brain:
Frankenstein: Would you mind
See Frankenstein, continued on page 7
Midnight Madness sinks its claws
into Mendenhall
Robbie Schwartz
Midnight Madness
The time for fright is upon us.
And this year, "The Rocky Horror
Picture Show" is part of the terror.
As students dig around trying to
piece together a costume and search
for the largest party, creatures of the
night will be seen entering
Mendenhall for Midnight Madness.
This party has been held every year
for almost a decade and the festivities
are always ghoulishly fun. This year's
fright night festivities include for the
first time a showing of "The Rocky
Horror Picture Show" and have
brought back from the dead a virtual
reality experience called "Illusion and
This hair-raising event is planned, as
always, for Halloween night and is
sponsored by the Mendenhall Student
Center and the Division of Student
Also included in this scary experi-
ence is the ever-popular video
karaoke, so you can record and take
home a video of you singing your
favorite hits.
"Everybody dresses up and has a
good time said Heather Marshall,
who volunteered last year. "You would
be surprised how many people can
cram into that Video Karaoke room
There are over 10 different blood-
curdling activities to choose from
starting at 9 p.m. and culminating in a
gruesome costume contest where cash
prizes are awarded.
Have your future told by a fortune
teller or get an anonymous reading
from the Psychic Hotline. You can stop
by the Qub Mystique to dance the
time away, and there is a free breakfast
buffet in the dining hall to satisfy
those late-night munchies.
But the highlight of this horrific year
is the showing of "The Rocky Horror
Picture Show which comes complete
with its own freakish prop kit so fans
need not bring their own. Dress as
your favorite character from this clas-
sic movie and enter in the "Rocky
Horror" category of the costume con-
test There are only 250 tickets to see
the showing and tickets are only
offered during Midnight Madness
from 11 p.m. to midnight
"I was so mad when I missed
Midnight Madness last year because
I was out of town said Katie Carney,
senior. "But it has been one of the
coolest things I've done since I've been
Brought to life in the evil laborato-
ries of Dean of Students Ron Speier
and the staff of the Division of Student
Life as a horrific alternative to the
downtown scene, this creepy creation
has grown to become one of the most
successful events on national campus-
es today. Midnight Madness is entirely
staff-driven and sponsored.
This frightening experience has
been nationally recognized by The
Bulletin, the national publication of
the Association of College Unions
International. The Division of Student
Life's Major Events Committee has also
recently received the Chancellor's
Synergy Award for its collaborative
See minus, continued on page 7

Derek Trucks makes
stop at the Attic
Derek Trucks has been earning a
name for himself asawildlytalcnted
guitarist, touring machine and musi-
cal innovator for the past 11 years.
After a summer
tour with the
Allman Brothers,
the 20-year-old
Trucks is back on
the road with his
own band. See
them at The Attic
Oct. 30.
Tin aVywmkl artist is on tour with his band
FH: You're coming to The Attic Oct
30.1 heard that you played there
DT: It's been a long time.
FH: Are you excited about the show?
DT: Yeah, this whole run I'm excited
about. I'm excited to be back in the
area. I'm excited about how the show's
gonna go. The whole tour's been good
so for.
FH: Do you know how rowdy the
crowd gets around Halloween down
DT: (Laughs) I'm looking forward to
seeing it
FH: OK, just take care of yourself. I
imagine you've had some pretty wild
experiences with the Allman Brothers.
Does anyone in particular stand out as
the most funny
I or interesting to
DT: I don't
M think there's one.
It was an amaz-
ing trip, though.
Everyone was in
high spirits.
FH: Now that
the summer is over, are you experienc-
ing a letdown after being on tour with
DT: Actually, I was excited to get
back with my guys and play more
music so it was actually a step up, or
rather a step sideways.
FH: You've got more time for your
own band now. What are your plans?
DT: We just finished an album last
week, so we're gonna stay on the road
until theAllmans start again in March.
FH: I was just going to mention the
other album you've got following up
Out of the Madness. And it's coming
out this spring?
DT: That's the plan.
FH: What will it be like?
DT: I don't know. We just went in
and recorded about 12 tracks. We're
going to have a few guests on it.
FH: What kind of guests?
DT: We're thinking about a few
FH: Anybody that we know?
DT: Maybe
FH: Really? OK, not gonna tell me
yet? Whafs the album going to be
DT: We have a few working tides, but
we're not sure yet. We always wait 'til
the last second. That's the last thing we
FH: Do you see yourself on tour
DT: Definitely.
FH: What is it about being on tour
that's so exciting?
See Truck, continued on pane 6
SnapLM Crackle?
No Pop!? Hell Yeah
Caleb Rose
Assistant Fountainhead Editor
When you go to a club to
see a live band, the music that
is played through the PA sys-
tem is usually a harbinger of
what it to come. Last
Thursday at The Artk the
scene of about 100 people
singing along to a George Michael
cover song (Limp Bizkit version).
Needless to say I was scared. Here we
were waiting to witness two superb
pop acts and to gear us up for the show
was Limp Bizkit-musk to rape by.
So I receive this CD in the
mail the other day with some
pressthe band is called The Mayflies
USA .at first I wrote them of as
another band with a country attached
to their name (a.k.a. The Chariatans
UK. After hearing their disc, my atti-
tude toward the band had done a com-
plete 360. The Mayflies USA create a
brand of pop music with searing vocal
The Mayflies USA showed 'em how to rock.
harmonies and catchy lyrics. It seems
appropriate to add USA to the band
name because their style of pop is too
good to have originated in this country.
The band is currently touring with The
Connells to support their Yep Roc
Records debut Summertown.
Upon arriving at The Attic,
my anxiousness arose because the
only information I had on this band
was a photo, some press consisting of
concert reviews, and a promo CD with
some damn fine music on it
After Fred Durst and
George Michael had finished wooing
the unanticipated crowd, The Mayflies
USA took the stage. These four mop-
topped lads (obligatory Beatles refer-
ence) opened up the show wreaking
havoc on the crowd, armed with
exploding feedback from their guitars.
The brunt of their set was
mostly new material that they said
would make up the next record sched-
uled for a summer release. When the
fourth song was up to bat, Adam, the
bassist introduced the band and pre-
pared the next song by saying "we have
an album out there that you can get in
the back, but if you already have it, this
would be your favorite song on it with
which the band broke into "The Apple
a dirty but blissful guitar-driven snap
crackle pop tune sporting the finest
harmony vocals since Teenage Fandub,
a band whom The Mayflies USA have
been compared to in the past
They continued rocking
their hearts out despite an un-
enthused crowd, belting through other
album tradcs"Aridrand"NYC before
dosing with the ballistic rocker "Down
With Peter Green" - a song that would
definitely bring a smile to any
See Mayflies USA. continued on page 6
CD Review
Matthew Sweet goes
back to the basks
Ryan Kennemur
4 12 Ryans out of 5 Ryans
Redemption, though sometimes
unaccomplished, is such a huge part of
the musk business. That is why so many
people have been waiting for the new
Matthew Sweet disc to hit the shelves,
following tip on the dismal failure of his
previous effort (or lack there of), Blue
Sky on Mars. Honestly, that CD (all thir-
ty-odd minutes of it) was like a short
trip to Hell in a metal doom. It did for
the musk business what coffee does for a
heroin addict. The reason I say this is
because I know what Matthew Sweet is
capable of. His masterpiece, 1991's
Girlfriend, was a revelation in pop music.
Grunge was just getting around, but he
opted to do peppy pop songs about love
and war, disregarding the genre where
the real money was.
But that was then, and this is now.
I'm very pleased to report that his new
album, In Reverse, means just what it
says. The new album is taking that
proverbial step backward to make the
step forward towards musical integrity,
lust like his albums before Blue Sky on
Mars, he resorts to soaring ballads and
flat out rock songs with unflinching
hooks and guitars that are seconds from
jimmying the padlock open.
The disc comes out swinging with
"Millennium Blues which exhibits
Sweet's considerable guitarvocal talents.
but also has a title that will give us
something worthwhile to look back on
from this year, much more so than that
pansy boy group.
This is followed by the nostalgic "If
Time Permits whkh is about the uni-
versal theme of regret and how some-
times you want to fix things in your life,
but there's just not enough hours in the
The hits just keep on coming from
there on out. Sweet has the uncanny
ability to fuse songs together in succes-
sion, even from ballads to rockers. He is
an uncompromising (save for the afore-
mentioned Blue Sky on Mars) musical
force to be reckoned with, him being a
multi-instrumentalist and possessing
one of the most recognizable voices in
the rock and roll universe. And as many
of the songs share a similar theme, Sweet
breaks away and answers a few questions
for his fans in "VWite Your Own Song"
This sample lyric should explain suc-
cinctly. "Why don't you write your own
songif mine doesn't do it for youyou
might get it all wrongor your might cre-
ate the hit you wish I'd write for you
because I haven't been able to do what
you need
Indeed, fans spoke out about the last
album, and Sweet was all ears. And it
seemed he was none to happy by their
comments. But it seems that he will be
the one who gets the last laugh, leaving
us to sit back and kick ourselves for
counting him out. In the end, In Reverse
gets my bid for album of the year, if for
no other reason but that so many fair
weather fans have to eat crow.
Thursday; October 28.899 3

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The Attic: Melvin Seals and
Merl Saunders
Cat's Cradle: The Blue Rags
The Cellar: In Tune
Entertainment Karaoke (10 P.M.)
Mesh: E.C.O.
Peasant's Cafe: Mandorico
Sports PadSplash: In Tune
Entertainment Karaoke (10 P.M.)
Staccato: Paul Tardiff and
Underwater Cafe: (Mug Nite)
Wright Auditorium: Harry
Belafonte (8 P.M.)
Beef Barn: Cynthia White
The Cellar: In Tune
Entertainment Karaoke (10 P.M.
Deadwood: Boothill
Mendenhall Great Room: Jazz
at Night (8 P.M.)
Peasant's Cafe: Hobex
Sports PadSplash: In Tune
Entertainment Karaoke (10 P.M.)
Southern Nites Nightclub:
4 ThuraJay, October 28.1999
Amphitheatre: Join the Sigma
Tau Delta English Honors Society
for a creepy reading at 9 p.m. in
the amphitheatre, then follow
them to a showing of The
Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Attic: The Derek Trucks
sKill the HippiesS-13
Beef Barn: Cynthia White
Cat's Cradle: $2 Pistols
The Cellar: In Tune
Entertainment Karaoke (10 P.M.)
Peasant's Cafe: Jive Talkin'
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Sports PadSplash: In Tune
Entertainment Karaoke (10 P.M.)
Texas 2 Step: Sagebrush
Wright Auditorium: Family Fare:
"The Lion, the Witch, and the
(2 P.M.)
The Attic: Hipbone
Backdoor: LadderbackSecret
Life of MachinesLegends of the
OverfiendCrash, Smash,
Cat's Cradle: Mike Watt
Courtyard Tavern: Tree Huggers
Mendenhall: Midnight Madness
Peasant's Cafe: 7 Ton
Sports PadSplash: In Tune
Entertainment Karaoke (10 P.M.)
Sports PadSplash: Monday
Night Wrasslin'
Peasant's Cafe: (Mug Nite)
Ancient Harmony
A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall: New
Music Camerata: Chamber Music
by faculty composer Ed Jacobs
(8 P.M.)
The Attic: (Comedy Zone)
Sports PadSplash: Free Shag
Lessons (8 P.M9 P.M.)
Underwater Cafe: Karaoke
For More Information
The Attic
Greenville, NC 752-7303
Greenville, NC 752-7049
The Beef Barn
Greenville, NC 756-1161
Big Jake's Bar
Williamston.NC 799-0022
Greenville, NC 758-9191
Cat's Cradle
Carrboro, NC
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
Greenville, NC 792-8938
The Elbo
Greenville, NC 758-4591
Hard Times
Greenville, NC 758-9922
On-Campus Activities
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
Texas 2 Step
Greenville, NC 752-3600
Underwater Cafe
Greenville, NC 754-2207 "
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Greenville, NC 758-3114
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dressed like a prostitute.
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dressed like a prostitute.
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urinal next to you.
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and facts. If you find yourself in a
tense and confining situation, call a
time out, thinking about the best
approach to take.
(APRIL 21-MAY 21)
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lar problem. Keeping your perspective
will help you to hold your temper and
avoid any unnecessary blowups about
trivial matters.
(MAY 22-JUNE 21)
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to make the right impression with
those around you, especially in the
(JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
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ent, which could have a negative effect
on something or someone dear to you.
Two very opposite qualities need to
be combined into a whole, something
which will work best for you.
Don't use your energies in ways that
create a destructive end, no matter
how tempting. It might be for the best
to take time out from a relationship
which seems to be going nowhere.
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of value to you, ami put your your
energies behind them. Use your
monies in a responsible way, long
term investing is probably your best
You value honesty and openness in
relationships, and letting others know
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Take any changes in stride and you
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purposes better than you would have
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rough time and may be wallowing in
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win you more friends than enemies. If
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confusing and excessive, take your
time and review everything before
making decisions.
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Studentj git rowdy on
Previous Halbweens were
more scary than funny
Maura Buck
Staff Writer
"Double, double toil and trouble; fire
bum, and cauldron bubble Ifs that
time of year again�Halloween "99 is
upon us! The question is: are you
ready for it? Where else can one expe-
rience the craziness that is synony-
mous with this annual event but on
fifth Street, in our own little town of
In recent years, the madness has
involved girls stripping on light posts
and out-of-control parties. Ironically,
these are welcome changes in compar-
ison to the problems of the past
"Overall, the event is only out of con-
trol when the people who drink exces-
sively bother the people who go to just
have a good time said Terri Fleming,
Amazingly, there is quite a history
behind the evolution of the celebration
that many people compare to a smaller
version of Mardi Gras.
"People come from all over and from
aU different colleges to party with us
said Mike Mercer, a sophomore who
believes this is the reason the celebra-
6 Thursday, October 28,1999
tion is so unique.
Though fun, it hasn't been credited
with being entirely safe in years past.
In fact, a number of serious offenses
have taken place along with violent
crimes that, for a long period of time,
made the event infamous for being
"unsafe and unruly'
Take for example the case of Richard
Thronelle, a state Alcohol Enforcement
Agent who, during Halloween 1988,
had a run-in with an alcohol-influ-
enced individual. While patrolling the
four-block area of downtown,
Thronelle was victim to a hit-and-run
that dragged him nearly 50 feet, leav-
ing him with not only a broken toe but
also a hairline fracture in his ankle.
Sadly, police officials were not the
only ones injured by the rowdy crowd;
other students were subject to forms of
brutality as well. Unfortunately, those
that chose to wear costumes, in some
circumstances, intentionally made
efforts to inflict pain on others.
Consider the antics of one party-
goer who dressed as a golfer and
swung his clubs around in an attempt
to hit others, or yet another who
dressed as "The Angel of DeanTand
tossed a sickle about the crowd,
according to past articles from The
Daily Reflector.
This 1988 riot, with its 140 citations
and over 20 injuries, actually led to the
cancellation of downtown Halloween
events for the following two years, due
to the amount of violence and lack of
respect that had become characteristic
of the festivities.
Then, in 1992, bars and downtown
entertainment opened once again with
a number of new restrictions and reg-
ulations. Bar owners ran neither cos-
tume contests nor drink specials, in
part to discourage excessive drinking.
Glass bottles were replaced with plastic
cups and aluminum cans to prevent
littering in gutters and overall brutali-
ty. Law officers from other precincts
were also brought in to assist
patrolling during the night while spe-
cial efforts were made to restrict
underage drinking.
Since then, the authorities, local offi-
cials, bar owners and faculty members
of ECU have continued to try to ensure
students have a fun but safe night.
Although the streets are more carefully
monitored and bar owners now have
more limitations, Halloween is still a
truly spectacular event
"You can barely walk said sopho-
more Bill Hoffman of the event's atten-
dance. "Literally, there are people
beside you, next to you, in front of you.
You are surrounded by all different
kinds of people
With an estimated 10,000 partici-
pants a year, Halloween downtown is
definitely a huge event, especially for
bar owners who are ecstatic the event
is no longer dosed.
Truthfully, it is great there exists so
much enthusiasm and excitement for
Halloween, yet the night still has the
potential for great danger. Drinking
and driving are definitely not needed,
fighting someone you don't even know
is absolutely ridiculous and acting stu-
pid is just a reflection upon yourself.
While you're having fun in your KISS
costume, remember that you are just a
college student
This miter cdn be contacted at
Truck, continued from page 3
I)T: There's a certain freedom in it,
and I've kinda grown up on tour, so
it's kinda my home.
FH: Where have you had the best
reception here in the States?
DT: San Francisco's really good for
us, New York City. It seems like a lot
of major cities are really good for us.
FH: The Derek Trucks Band, how
long has it been since you guys have
been able to tour together and play?
DT: We've been together for proba-
bly six years.
FH: So during the summer, you
don't do anything with the band as
far as touring's concerned? You're
totally with theAllman Brothers?
DT: The Allman Brothers did three
weeks, and men 10 days off.
FH: So you get back together peri-
DT: Oh yeah.
Mayflies USA. continued from page 3
Superdrag fan's face.
After the set, the band
raced to the bar where I caught up
with them for some post-concert diit
chat I asked Matt, the guitarist what
his opinion was to the comparisons to
Teenage Fandub, Big Star, and
Superdrag, to which his reply was "I
think we are pretty much just the
American version of Teenage Fandub '
WeU, Matt, I disagree because The
Mayflies USA would have buried the
Bandwagonesque group by at least
Thirteen places in any musical Grand
Prix on this particular night.
After the band forced me
to have a shot with them, we parted
ways to go check out The Connells
set I apologize to the many Connells
fans out there reading this, but in my
humble opinion, The Mayflies USA
deserve the credit and recognition
this time. I am sure Elvis Costello, I
mean Doug MacMillian, and the
remaining Connells will understand.
As for The Mayflies USA,
the future is open wide so long as
they continue to produce their own
searing pop. The best way to sum up
this band in a sentence is by quoting
the Yep Roc biography which states:
"The Mayflies USA manage to prove
that pop rock can be pretty and still
pack a hell of a punch Thanks for
the shot fellas
This writer ran be contacted at

Join Richard Badufor a
Halloween swing dance
0. Miccah Smith
Founlainhead Editor
Join one of the Southeast's most
accomplished Swing instructors
Saturday for a day of lessons followed
by a fun Halloween-costumed Swing
dance. Richard Badu, who studied
under Frankie Manning, also known as
the "King of Lindy will be teaching
three workshops at the Willis Building
on First and Reade streets, starting at 1
p.m. with a beginner Lindy Hop lesson,
a beginner level 2 Lindy Hop lesson at
2:30 p.m. and a class for intermediate
to advanced East Coast swingers at 4
"Badu, more than any other person
in North Carolina, is responsible for the
Swing revival in North Carolina. He
was the one who started it, and it just
spread from there said Rev. Scott
Wilkinson of the Methodist Student
Center, which will sponsor the event
Students of all experience levels, even
those who have never danced before,
can have a good time at at least one of
the lessons, including the free beginner
East Coast lesson at 7:15 p.m. before
the dance at 8:15 p.m.
All other lessons are $5 per session
or $10 for all three, and are available at
the door.
"Swing is big everywhere, and the
Lindy lessons I teach at Duke are very
popular said Badu, who has also
taught Julia Roberts how to Swing,
choreographed and performed in sev-
eral regional and international Swing
events and helped found the Triangle
Swing Society.
Like Manning, Badu's instruction
focuses on more than the moves, since
Swing dancing is a "miniature
romance His advice to beginning
dancers is simple.
"Listen to the musicThe saidThe
whole idea of dancing with a partner is
two people communicating non-ver-
bally in relationship to music If people
concentrate too much on just putting
one move after the other, it's like saying
a lot of words that have no relationship
(jam to Undy with Richard Badu Saturday
to each other or the conversation at
Even if you've never danced a step,
come out this Saturday to the
Halloween dance, and take a few
lessons in romance from the best
instructor around.
This vriter can he contacted at
It's Your Place
To Catch a Free Flick
Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (R)
Four lads find themselves in debt after a
crooked card game. Overhearing their
neighbors plot to hold up a group of drug
dealers, they decide to stick up the robbers
in turn. The confusion really starts when a
pair of antique shotguns disappear in a dif-
ferent scam. You and a guest get in free
when you present your valid ECU One Card.
To Feel the Fire
OCT. 28-30 AT 7:30 P.M. AND OCT. 31 AT 3 P.M.
Twenty-three years ago, telekinetic Carrie
White was humiliated at her prom. In a
rage she lit the whole gym on fire killing
everyone except Sue Snell. Now in 1999,
Carrie's telekinetic half-sister is just about
to go to her prom and no one knows the
power she possesses except Sue, who is
now the counselor of the school. In the
meantime, Rachel's fellow students have
a few tricks up their sleeves to make this a
night to remember � if they live through
it You and a guest get in free when you
present your valid ECU One Card.
To Jazz It Up
Jazz at Night enters its fifth year and will
showcase the latest student talent from the
ECU School of Music backed up with several
ofthe music faculty. Getyour free tickets (limit
two per ECU One Card) by showing your valid
ECU One Card at the Central Ticket Office. Bet-
ter hurrythese things go quickl
To Celebrate in Style
Ifs Midnight Madness 1999. Wear your cos-
tume, or come as you are for loads of food,
fun, and games. Not to mention the ECU de-
but of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a cos-
tume contest with cash prizes featuring a
Rocky Horror category, fortune tellers, and
your favorite 0J, J Arthur, in the newly named
Club Mystique. And its all FREEI Students will
be admitted with a valid ECU One Card. You
may bring a guest (high school age or older)
but you must obtain a guest pass prior to the
event from the Central Ticket Office, Todd Din-
ing Hall Meal Plan Office, or the Student Rec.
Center. Tickets for The Rocky Horror Picture
Show win be available at Midnight Madness
from 11 p.m. to midnight All props will be pro-
vided - no outside props will be allowed.
MSC Hours: Mon-Thurs. 8 a.m-llpmFri. 8 a.m. - MidnightSat Noon-Midnight Sun. Noon -11 p.m.
Frankenstein, continued from page 2
telling me whose brain I did put in?
Igor And you won't be angry?
Frankenstein: I will NOT be angry.
Igor: Abby someone.
Frankenstein: Abby someone. Abby
Igor: Abby Normal
Frederick then takes on a motherly
role to the monster (Peter Boyle),
determined to make a man out of his
monstrosity. By the end of the film,
Frederick, once so vehemently against
artificial life experiments, grows so
attached to his creation that he's pre-
pared to make a huge sacrifice so the
creature can live.
I've got it! For a working tide, how
about "The Touching Story of a Man
and His Monster" where Young
Frankenstein' is a triumph of the
human spirit Ugh. Too wordy and
There are a lot of nice touches in
Madness, continued from page 2
and cooperative efforts on projects
such as Midnight Madness.
On average, this non-alcoholic party
has attracted over 3,000 students each
year. Each ECU student is admitted free
with a school ID and is allowed to bring
one guest high school age or older but
must get a guest ticket prior to the event
Guest tickets will be available from
8 JO a.m6 pm. Oct 25-29 at the
Central Ticket Office in Mendenhall and
this movie. The film is shot entirely in
black and white to give it the fed of a
1930s Universal monster movie,
where the old style of fade-ins and
fade-outs are used between scenes.
Evensomeofthe"lab equipment"
from the original 1931 version of
"Frankenstein" is used.
"Young Frankenstein" is a riotous
spoof of classic monster movies that
manages to skewer the genre and stay
faithful to it at the same time. The
movie is full of sharp writing, comical
characters and even a cheesy old-
school song-and-dance routine. It also
has more sex jokes than a PG-rated
movie should be allowed to have.
This toiler can he contacted at
from 9 ajn5 pm. in Todd Dining Hall
Meal Plan Office.
Passes will be available from 9 a.m
10p.m.Saturday,Oct30and Sunday,
()ct 31, at the Student Recreation Center.
So come one come all! Wewillbe
waiting to suck your blood!
This tenter can be contacted at
Thursday October 28,1999 7

I'll take a bloody
torso, please!
Customer exchange requests are
only processed in Klingon.
This is where pop culture
goes to die.
Ugh! Who invited the landlady to our kegger?
Photos by Emily Richardson
just do what she says.

The East Carolinian, October 28, 1999
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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