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NEWS BRIEFS
Registration for Spring 2000
classes begins on Monday
More than 50 organizations that employ
university graduates from health-related
study fields will participate at ECU's Health
Career Day today. The program will include
opportunities for students to meet with pro-
spective employers and will be held from 10
a.m1 p.m. at the Belk Allied Health Building.
The Graduate and Professional School
Fair will be held from 10 a.m1:30 p.m. to-
day in Mendenhall Student Center and will
feature information about the post-graduate
programs available to ECU students. Law,
veterinarian and pharmacy schools will be
represented. All graduate and undergradu-
ate students are invited to attend.
ECU's Fall Open House will be held from
9 a.m2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6. The day's
program will include campus tours, informa-
tion about student life and chats with mem-
bers of the faculty. The open house begins at
9 a.m. in Wright Auditorium. The academic
fair starts at 9:30 a.m. in the General Class-
room Building. A special Pirate Pride Rally
wlll"be held at lQ.aJfc-at Wright Plaza.
The Greenville Arts and FunFest: "The
Festival at the Stadium" will be held from 10
a.m5 p.m. on Saturday and from noon-5
p.m. on Sunday at the Minges Coliseum
parking lot and will be providing activities for
young people and adults. The program is
sponsored by the Department of Recreation
and Leisure Studies and University Health
Systems of Eastern Carolina. Among the ac-
tivities will be recreational activities, a Kid's
Health Rally, vision and dental screenings
and health informationservice booths for
adults. Proceeds will be used to make holi-
day gift baskets for children and families af-
fected by the flood.
The story of Don Juan, the character in
Mozart's "Don Giovanni will be presented at
ECU by the Western Opera Theatre. The
popular opera that originated in the 18th cen-
tury will play at 8 p.m. tonight in Wright Audi-
torium. Public tickets are $36 and can be
purchased at the Central Ticket Office in
Mendenhall Student Center or by calling
328-4788 or 1-800-ECU-ARTS.
The ECU Chamber Singers, Concert
Choir and University Chorale will perform at
3 p.m. on Sunday in Wright Auditorium.
The FolkArts Society of Greenville will
host Contra dancing at 7:30 p.m. on Satur-
day, Nov. 6 in the Willis Building. Free dance
instruction will be provided from 7-7:30 p.m.
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Phillip Gilfus
NEWS EDITOR
Freshman Anthony Mattera (left), design and drafting major, looks over his options for financial aid while Jason
Burns(right), sophmore art education major talks with a financial aid advisor about loans, (photos by Emily Richardson)
More college graduates
equals better economy
Angela Harnf.
Staff Writkr
A national poll shows
Americans strongly sup-
port federal aid to college
students, yet that aid may
soon decrease due to bud-
get cuts.
The chance of losing
financial aid has prompt-
ed several organizations to
fight Congress and keep
aid alive and stronger
than ever. About 60 orga-
nizations across the coun-
try have formed the
Student Aid Alliance
(SAA), their motto is
"Invest in futures. Theirs
and ours
According to Dr. Richard
Ringeisen, vice chancellor
for academic affairs, ECU
strongly supports SAA.
"We've had successes
and downfalls Ringeisen
said. "Students have lob-
bied and aid is on the
raise.
Even though efforts
have brought about small
changes, I think the
results need to be better
According to SAA, there
are many investments
society can choose from to
make the future more
secure. But one invest-
ment in particular gives
back high returns: college
education. The organiza-
tion states that giving stu-
dents the chance for a col-
lege education benefits
everyone.
SAA was formed in
January to show Congress
how important funding
for students and the
future of education is,
while also requesting that
they increase
Supplemental Grant fund-
ing by $65 million,
Perkins Loans be increased
by $35 million,
Educational Assistance
Partnerships increased by
$50 million, Federal Work-
Study increased by $64
million, TRIO increased by
$70 million and Graduate
programs increased by $25
million.
According to SAA, an
educated work force
means reduced welfare,
higher productivity, lower
employment rates, higher
salaries and better, jobs.
ECU staff strongly sup-
ports SAA and their
efforts.
"I couldn't have gone to
college without financial
aid, and Pell helped me
See AID, page 3
A student and a friend were
physically attacked last week
and their attackers are still on the
loose.
The attack occurred at ap-
proximately 3 a.m. on Oct. 29,
north of Joyner Library. Both
male victims, whose names have
not yet been released, did not
know their attackers, and there
appears to be no reason for the
assault.
The non-student victim was
severely injured after being
struck and was sent to the Uni-
versity Medical Center for seri-
ous head injuries. He is now at
home, recovering, though ECU
police say that he does not re-
member everything about the
attack. The student only re-
ceived minor injuries.
The two victims were on their
way to visit friends when they
were assaulted. The attack was
not a robbery and the confron-
tation lasted only briefly.
The three male attackers were
described as having short, light
colored hair and wearing jeans.
They were last seen running
south through the Sonic Plaza.
If anyone observed these sus-
pects in the area or have any in-
formation about the assault, they
are encouraged to contact the
ECU police department at 328-
6787 or may leave an anony-
mous tip under the "Crime Tips"
section of the ECU PD web page
at www.ecu.edupolice.
This writer can be contacted at
news@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
Disaster forces
82 to leave school
University struggles
to keep students
Housekeepers honored for work
Staff continues work
despite hurricane, flood
Angela Harne
STAFF WRITER
Campus housekeepers got someone else to
clean up after them for a change.
This past Monday ECU sponsored the yearly
luncheon and dinner for university housekeepers
at Mendenhall Student Center in the Great Room.
The day crew enjoyed a luncheon from 12-1 p.m.
and the evening crew enjoyed dinner from 8-9 p.m.
Vice Chancellor Richard Brown and Associate
Vice Chancellor of Facilities George Harold at-
tended the luncheon.
Attendees praised the event.
"Everyone really enjoyed themselves at the lun-
cheon said Beverly Bobbitt, University Housing
housekeeping manager.
"We had a great turn out at the luncheon
Harold said. "Employees greatly enjoyed them-
selves
"This is very enjoyable said Al Flood, campus
housekeeper. "The setup is very nice, too
ECU Catering served fried chicken and baked
ham, along with macaroni and cheese, green beans,
salad and rolls. Beverages included iced tea, water
and coffee, with the dessert selection consisting of
carrot and chocolate cake.
Ten door prizes were given away at each lun-
cheondinner. They included ECU hats, shirts and
sweatshirts nd a $25 gift certificate to Golden Cor-
ral.
"This is the first time I have enjoyed the Great
Room said Robert Outlaw, housekeeper of the
Iron Building. "It is very nice and well organized
According to Kenn Chatis, housekeeper admin-
istrator, Housekeeping Appreciation Week usually
takes place in September, but was postponed due
to Hurricane Floyd.
"We had some very difficult times during the
flood Chatis said. "Over half of our employees
lost everything. Many were living In shelters, but
they still managed to get to work and help with
the flood relief efforts. They went above and be-
yond the call of duty. I am blessed to be working
with such wonderful people
See LUNCH, page 3
Ruby Roberson, an employee of ECU housekeeping,
hard at work, (photo by Emily Richardson)
Terra Steinbeiser
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
When Hurricane Floyd
ripped through our state seven
weeks ago, everyone at ECU was
affected in one way or another.
For some students, the losses
they suffered were so great that
they needed to withdraw from
school to deal with them.
Following the disaster, the
university quickly implemented
a Hurricane Relief Center and
other programs to assist students
in their recovery. The adminis-
tration brought in external coun-
seling and relief services, gave
out direct grants of $100, relaxed
the class drop schedule to enable
students to lighten their course
load if necessary and started a
book loan program so that stu-
dents would not have to repur-
chase books that had been dam-
aged or lost.
According to Laura Sweet,
assistant dean of students, 82 stu-
dents clearly stated that they
were quitting school as a direct
result of the flooding that fol-
lowed the hurricane.
"Students needed to quit
school for various reasons related
to the hurricane said Dean of
Students, Dr. Ronald Speier.
"Some withdrew because they
lost their homes and could no
longer afford to go to school.
We even had one student who
lost his home here, and his fam-
ily lost their home in Duplin
County
The administration made
many efforts to make it possible
for students to continue to stay
in school even if they had suf-
fered heavy losses.
"When a student considers
withdrawing from school in any
case, we sit down with them
and conduct an exit interview,
where we try to identify the
problems the student is facing
Sweet said. "In the case of the
hurricane, if a student identified
the problem as emotional or fi-
nancial we directed them over
to the counseling center or to
financial aid to see if they could
be of any help
The Office of Financial Aid
was able to find about $80,000
worth of additional grant
money and increase the
amount of loans available for
students. In addition to this,
those who officially withdrew
from the university before Oct.
25 received at least a 25 percent
refund of their tuition and fees.
See DISASTER, page 2
Artists create ceramics for cash
The School of Art is selling mugs from 9 am. -1 p.m. today. Each mug is $6 and coffeesmoothie is included with purchase. Chris
Melton (I), a freshman art major, chooses the perfect mug while Holly Garriot (r), a senior ceramics major prepares a smoothie.
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Unofficial Results of
Nov. 2 Greenville Election
Mayor Nancy Jenkins Kama Hilts3,087 2,261
City Council at Large Chuck Autry3,457
City Council District 1 Mildred Atkinson Council498
City Council Districts Rose Glover Rufus Huggins535 259
City Council District 3 Inez Fridley Gregg W. Minerva473 169
City Council District 4 Blanche Forbes Bob Ramey Charles Farley Van Brown768 437 368 125
City Council District US Ariette Morris Betsy Hoggard Leech Douglas G. Bostick Robert L. Moore741 496 243 191
of registered voters in Greenville of voters who voted36,628 14.6
Source: Pitt County Board of Elections
ACROSS OTHER CAMPUSES
Duke U�The National Associa-
tion of College Stores alleges that
Varsitybooks.com has been mislead-
ing students about potential online
savings.
In the midst of its initial public
stock offering, the nation's first
online textbook retailer is now
fighting to make sure its stock does
not flat-line when it hits the mar-
ket.
Varsitybooks.com has been ac-
cused of making false and mislead-
ing advertising claims about its dis-
counts and on-campus stores' pric-
ing schemes.
NACS, an organization of 3,000
college bookstores, including Duke
University Stores and The Book Ex-
change in Durham, is seeking an
injunction against the site for its
insistence that it offers texts at 40
percent below the "suggested price
NACS officials say this price
standard does not exist in the col-
lege textbook market and that the
Web site's prices only rarely beat on-
campus stores by 40 percent.
"We want them to stop making
claims about a suggested price said
Cynthia D'Angelo, senior associate
executive director of NACS. "There
are very few textbooks that offer a
suggested price. They advertise a
discount of 40 percent, yet that's not
the industry standard
Wife of Los Lobos member
missing; half-brother arrested
DISASTER
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ROWLAND HEIGHTS, Calif.
(AP)�The wife of Los Lobos singer-
guitarist Cesar Rosas remained miss-
ing today as Los Angeles County
sheriff's detectives investigated her
half-brother in the disappearance.
Sandra Ann Rosas, 47, vanished
Saturday night and half-brother
Gabriel Gomez was arrested Mon-
day for investigation of kidnapping.
H�r van, a side window broken, was
found Monday on a street in nearby
La Puente.
I Minute traces of what could be
blood were found in the van but
might have come from Gomez, who
had upper body injuries at the time
of his arrest, said Deputy Boris
Nikolof.
Rosas said all was well when he
called his wife Saturday night from
New Orleans, where the band was
on tour.
"We spoke and everything was
cool at home Rosas said.
"It happens every day in our
See LOBOS, page 3
"We tried not to make it finan-
cially penalizing for students if they
needed to drop out because of prob-
lems due to the flooding said Rose
Mary Stelma, director of Financial
Aid.
No students who quit school as
a result of the disaster were con-
tacted because of privacy reasons.
This writer can be contacted at
tsteinbeiser@studentmedia.ecu.edu
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When: Tuesday, November 9th at 3:30 p.m.
Where: Multipurpose Room, Mendenhall
What: This session will help you with your on
campus job search. Different offices will be avail-
able to answer questions and pass out applications.
Don't miss this opportunity. You may walk
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Informational Meetings are being held on:
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Jim Wilkerson, director of Duke
University Stores, declined to com-
ment on the case because he had
not yet read the lawsuit. He said he
uses some suggested prices to set the
University's in-store prices, adding
that he relies on other methods
when book distributors do not sug-
gest a fee.
Varsitybooks.com officials de-
clined to respond specifically to the
charges. The Washington, D.C
based company announced the
forthcoming move a few weeks ago.
"The lawsuit NACS filed against
Varsitybooks.com is completely
without merit. I think that will be
borne out as we proceed said Jon
Kaplan, vice president for commu-
nication and strategic planning for
Varsitybooks.com. "But Varsity has
tried to bring choice and competi-
tion to the college textbook market-
place and it's unfortunate that
NACS would proceed in this man-
ner against us
College textbooks are a $5 bil-
lion per year industry. Although
Varsitybooks.com claims less than
one percent of this figure�$5.1
million in revenues through the first
8 months of 1999�NACS officials
are concerned about the leading
online business's practices in the
See ACROSS, page 3
CRIME SCENE
October 31
'Simple Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia�A
student was issued a campus appearance ticket for possessing an alco-
holic beverage, drug paraphernalia and marijuana. The incident oc-
curred northeast of Jones Hall.
�Simple Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia�
Four non-students were issued state citations for simple possession of
marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The incident occurred in the Am-
phitheater west of Fletcher.
�Miscellaneous Call�A non-student was found In the Reade Street
Lot 2 where she had injured her arm in a fall from tripping over
support wires. Paramedics were dispatched, and the subject was trans-
ported to PCMH.
�Damage to Property�A non-student reported that the glass on the
passenger's side view mirror was broken while parked in Reade Street
Lot 2.
�Larceny�A student reported that the front driver's side vehicle
tire was stolen while parked in Curry Court.
November 1
�Simple Physical Assault, Intoxicated and Disruptive Behavior�Three
non-students were arrested for simple physical assault and for being
intoxicated and disruptive.
�Miscellaneous Call�four non-students were issued ban tickets and
trespass warnings after trying to gain access to Belk and Scott Halls.
�Breaking & Entering a Motor Vehicle, Resist, Obstruct and Delay�A
non-student was arrested for breaking and entering a motor vehicle
and resist, obstruct and delay after an officer discovered him rummag-
ing through items in the vehicle.
�Damage to Property�A staff member reported that a tree located
north of the International House was damaged.
�Unauthorized Use of Telephone�A staff member reported that an
unknown person has made approximately 15 long distance calls from
a phone in Ragsdale.
�Larceny�A staff member reported that someone stole a camera
from the Austin Building.
�Larceny�Two non-students were arrested and issued trespass warn-
ings for stealing a traffic cone from Parking and Traffic Services. They
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"It's not like we're complaining
about online book selling. If any-
thing, we're looking into it
D'Angelo said. "It's not that we're
against competition, we just want
there to be a level playing field. Busi-
nesses shouldn't try to dupe and
take advantage of the college stu-
dent
Wilkerson said Duke Stores has
not suffered as online book sales
have grown, and, like other tradi-
tional bookstores, may soon offer
online sales. "So far, our revenues
are up compared to last year
Wilkerson said. "However, online
book selling is a new trend of doing
business that I think all booksellers
are going to have to venture into to
remain competitive in price and ser-
vices
In the suit, NACS claims that
Varsitybooks.com's supposedly
drastic discounts easily trick college
students, who often experience
"sticker shock" at the high prices of
textbooks at on-campus bookstores.
D'Angelo explained that students
often think their college bookstores
are taking advantage of them and
become particularly receptive to dis-
count offers.
Varsitybooks.com has already
toned down some of its 40 percent-
off discount claims but is gearing up
for a "David vs. Goliath" battle
against NACS, Kaplan said.
"Varsltybooks.com is going to focus
on what is most important, which
is continuing to work hard to pro-
vide college students with choice
and discussion in the textbook mar-
ketplace he said.
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said Christine Hutchins, assis-
tant professor of English. "I went to
college with $100 and worked the
whole way through. I know that it
is much harder now for students to
survive this is something I defi-
nitely support
"I agree Pell Grants are too few
and too small said Dr. Rand Evans,
professor of psychology. "The form
used is unfair. I've been through the
process as a parent and I feel it needs
to be more accessible
ECU staff hopes that the pro-
posal is handled responsibly.
"Money is a perpetual problem
of today said Dr. Paul Haggard,
professor of math. "How the pro-
posal is applied will tell whether it
is worth anything or not. I think
that if it is applied fairly then Con-
gress will grant the requests with-
out hesitation
"Certainly any organization that
can make noise to Congress is a
great help Evans said. "I think the
supporting organizations are very
respectable. If the proposal is done
responsibly then it's a great idea.
SAA is not asking for unmeasurable
amounts of money about $400
more, which boils down to about a
30 increase
According to SAA, federal stu-
dent aid programs have a long
record of helping millions for
Americans attend college. But over
the past two decades, the funding
for these important programs has
not kept pace with inflation.
That means students' federal
grants and loans are worth less to-
day than in 1980.
"American's students deserve
better said Laura Wilcox, assistant
director of public affairs for the
American Council of Education.
"And if the federal government
would invest an additional $1.5 bil-
lion less than one tenth of 1 per-
cent of the federal budget to re-
store these crucial programs,
everyone's future will be brighter
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time here in Los Angeles and it al-
ways happens to everybody else,
and this time it happened to me
Rosas said. "I'd like to ask for every-
body to say a prayer for her, that
she's still alive
Band member David Hidalgo
came by to lend support.
The Sheriff's Department said
there was a parole hold on Gomez,
39, of Whittier, but officials declined
to release his criminal record.
Nikolof said Mrs. Rosas was last
seen at home by her three daugh-
ters about 8:30 p.m. Saturday. When
they returned about 11 p.m they
found the front door open, her van
gone and broken glass from the ve-
hicle in the driveway.
. He also added that one of the
daughters called her mother's cell
phone and overheard a conversa-
tion between Mrs. Rosas and some-
one who sounded like Gomez that
led the girl to believe her mother
was being held against her will.
The van was found parked on a
residential street near Workman
High School in La Puente, where a
sign noted the school is "Home of
the Lobos
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Hurricane Floyd did not destroy .
the work ethics of the Housekeep-
ing Department.
"Hurricane Floyd couldn't keep
us down or apart Harold said.
"We worked together during
the rough times and survived as a
team Chatis said greatly appre-
ciate everyone's hard work and
dedication. ,
This writer can be contacted at
aharne@studentmedia.ecu.edu
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RCLS - Recreation (t Leisure Studies
HIMT - Health Information Management (MED. Records)
EHLT - Environmental Health, Public Health, Industrial Hygiene
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PTHE - Physical Therapy
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BIOCH - Biochemistry
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� Beaufort County Hospital (Washington NC ): NURS
Cape Fear Valley Health System (Fayetteville NC ): CDFR. HIMT. NURS
Carolinas Healthcare System (Charlotte NC ): CLSC, HIMT, NURS, OCCT, PHTE, PSYC. HHTR. SOCW
Caswell Center (Kinston NC): CDFR, NUTR, NURS, OCCT, PTHE, PSYC. HHTR, SPED
� Catawba Memorial Hospital (Hickory NC ): CLSC, CSDI, HIMT. NURS. OCCT, PHTE
Cherry Hospital (Goldsboro NC ): NURS. HHTR, SOCW (Masters Level)
Craven Regional Med. Ctr. (New Bern NC): CLSC. HIMT, NURS, OCCT, PTHE, HHTR
CRF Rehabilitation Associates, Inc.Greenville NC ): CSDI, OCCT, PTHE
Danville Regional Med. Center (Danville VA): CLSC, NURS
Dept. of Mental Health, Retardation & Substance Abuse (Petersburg VA): NURS
Dept of Veterans Affairs (Ourham NC): BIOL, BIOCH, CHEM, CLSC, EHLT, HIMT, NURS, PTHE. SOCW
� Disability Determination Services (Raleigh NC): BIOL. CDFR, HIMT, PSYC, SOCI
' Duke University Med Center (Durham NC): NURS
' Durham Regional HospitalDurham NC ): NURS
Easter Seals Children's Therapy Ser.Raleigh NC ): CSDI, OCCT, PTHE
� First Health of the Carolinas (Pinehurst NC ): CSDI, NURS, NUTR. OCCT, PTHE, SOCW
' Halifax Regional Med. Ctr. (Roanoke Rapids NC ): NURS
Home Health & Hospice Care, Inc. (Goldsboro NC ): CSDI, HIMT, PTHE, 0CCT. NURS, SOCW
Howell Centers, Inc. (LaGrange NC ): NURS
Lenior Memorial Hospital, Inc. (Kinston NC ): CLSC, CSDI, HIMT. NURS, OCCT, PTHE, HHTR. SOCW
Lincoln Medical Center (Lincolnton NC): BIOL, CHEM, BIOCH, HIMT. NURS, OCCT, PHTE. REHB, HHTR
Martin General Hospital (Williamston NC ): NURS
Methodist Home for Children (Raleigh NC): CDFR, PSYC. HHTR, SOCW, SPED
Moses Cone Health System (Greensboro NC ): NURS
Nash General Hospital (Rocky Mount NC): CSDI, NURS, 0CCT. HHTR
Nash Hearth Care Systems (Rocky Mount NC ): NURS. PSYC. HHTR, SOCW
N C Baptist Hospitals, Inc. (Winston Salem NC ): CDFR. CLSC. GDI, COHE, EHLT, NUTR, HIMT, NURS. OCCT, PTHE, HHTR, SOCW
NC Dept. of Health 4 Human Services, Nutriton (Raleigh NC): NUTR
NC Developmental Evaluation Centers (Raleigh, New Bern NC ): CDFR, CSDI, NUTR, NURS. OCCT, PTHE. PSYC, SOCW, SPED
NC Div. Enviromental Health (Raleigh NC): BIOL. CHEM, BIOCH, NUTR, EHLT
NC Div of Mental Health DDSASRaleigh NC ): BIOL, CHEM, BIOCH, CDFR, CLSC, CSDI, COHE, NUTR. HIMT, NURS, OCCT. PTHE, PSYC, REHB, HHTR, SOCW, SPED
NC Oft of Sue PerslnelRale.gh NC ' BIOL, CHEM, BIOCH, CDFR. CLSC, COHE CSDI, EHLT, NUTR, EHLT, HIMT, MUST. NURS, 0CCT. PTHE, PSYC, REHB. HHTR. SOCW, SOE, SPED
New Hanover Regional Med. Ctr.Wilmington NC ): CLSC. CSDI. HIMT, NUTR, EHLT, NURS, OCCT. PTHE, SOCW
Novant HealthWinston Salem NC ): CDFR, CSDI. EHLT. NUTR, HIMT, OCCT, PTHE, HHTR, SOCW
� O'Berry CenterGoldsboro NC ): NURS, OCCT. PTHE. PSYC. REHB SCIE
Pitt Co Mem. Hosp. (Greenville NC ): CLSC. CSDI, NUTR, HIMT, NURS, OCCT, PTHE, PSYC, REHB. HHTR, SOCW
Raleigh Comunity Hosp. (Raleigh NC): CLSC, GDI. NUTR, HIMT, NURS, PTHE, REHB, SOCW
Roanoke � Chowan HospitalAhoskie NC ): NURS. SOCW ,
Sampson County Health (Clinton NC): CLSC
Sampson Reg. Med. Ctr (Clinton NC): CLSC. HIMT. NURS. OCCT. PTHE. SOCW
Southeastern Regional Medical CenterLumberton NC ): NUTR. NURS
UNC- HospitalsChapel Hill NC): BIOL, CHEM, BIOCH. HIMT, COHE. NURS. CLSC
US Navy Recruiting District- Health Majors
US Air Force( Raleigh NC ): BIOL, BIOCH, CHEM, CLSC, EHLT, HIMT, NURS, PTHE, SOCW
� US Army Healthcare Recruiting (Raleigh NC) BIOL, CHEM, BIOCH, EHLT, NURS, PTHE.NUTROCCT. SOCW
� UNC Nursing Recruiting (Chapel Hill NC); NURS
i Wake Med. (Raleigh NC): BIOL.CDFR. CSDI. HIMT, NURS, OCCT. PTHE, REHB, RCLS
� Wayne Memorial HospitalGoldsboro NC ): NURS
i Wilson County Schools (Wilson NC): BIOL. CHEM, BIOCH, CDFR, CSDI. OCCT, PTHE, PSYC, SPED
� Wilson Memorial Hospital (W,lson NC ): CLSC, HIMT, NURS, OCCT. PTHE, SOCW
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OPINION COLUMN
George W.p"
jcHes dump truck
R.W. Hobbs, Jr.
OPINION WRITER
Sometimes life imitates life.
George W. Bush was jogging along
the street Monday when he heard a
dump truck behind him. To avoid
being hit, Bush leaped out of the
way. He consequently suffered a
bruise and minor abrasions, how
ironic.
In the political scene, Bush has
been jogging along in the polls. The
dump truck here are the candidates
who showed up for the Republican
town hall meeting which was aired
ltve on CNN. Bush avoided the de-
bate, and some say he was hurt by
not showing up. Many candidates
licked their chops knowing that
Bush not being there was a good op-
portunity to show how he does not
care to connect with the people.
Campaign finance reform was a
topic of discussion that was thrown
around a lot at the meeting. George
W. Bush is known for his unlimited
financial resources. Some candi-
dates used last week's town hall
meeting to exploit Bush's abuse of
the campaign finance system.
A couple of candidates took the
opportunity to "dump" on Bush for
not showing up. One of the mod-
erators asked a question made by
someone who could not attend the
meeting. Taking a snap at Bush,
Gary Bauer, a Republican presiden-
tial candidate said, "are you sure
that question didn't come from
Governor Bush?"
Steve Forbes, another candidate,
took a hard stab at Bush, mention-
ing that he missed a visit to a school
for underprivileged students in fa-
vor of a fund-raiser. Forbes suggested
that if they called the debates fund-
raisers, perhaps Bush would show
up.
With Elizabeth Dole out of the
race, Sen. John McCain takes a
strong second place to George W.
Bush. Attending this town meeting
has given him a boost in the polls,
and McCain continues to tighten up
his second place position.
Bush says he will be involved in
debates later on in December, but
many believe his absence at this
most decent town meeting has hurt
him at least temporarily.
Which brings me back to the
story of the dump truck�Bush can
leap out of the way, but that doesn't
guarantee that he won't get hurt.
Others may even move past him.
Bush needs to be very careful with
each political move he makes.
Right now, he's enjoying a com-
fortable lead, but Al Gore is suppos-
edly changing his image, and John
McCain is gaining on him. So, Bush
is right to look forward to his presi-
dential inevitability, but he should
also keep an eye out for the many
dump trucks behind him that can't
wait to drop their piles to get ahead.
This writer can be contacted at
rhobbs@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
OPINION COLUMN
Helms deserves no criticism
for blocking nomination
Patrick McMahon
OPINION WRITER
I don't know if any of you have been reading the
papers, but a story has come to my attention that I feel
I must address. There is currently a fire storm of debate
going on right now in our nation's Capitol concerning
the nomination of Carol Mosely-Brown to the posi-
tion of ambassador to New Zealand. OK, 1 know many
of you don't care about that crap, but I'll try and make
it worth your while by saying something stupid.
The debate has arisen mainly because of North Caro-
lina Sen. Jesse Helms' staunch opposition to the nomi-
nation. Helms is receiving unwarranted attacks because
some people think he is carrying out a personal ven-
detta against Mosely-Brown, who blocked the patent
renewal of the United Daughters of the Confederacy's
logo which contained the Confederate Battle Flag.
Mosely-Brown's blocking of the routine patent renewal
came after numerous speeches in which she attacked
the group and its logo stating that it was a representa-
tion of slavery and that it was offensive to black people.
She also said Helms is out to get her because he sung
pixie while in an elevator. Please wait while I try to
sop my sobbing and wipe the tears from my eyes. No
matter how hard I try, I cannot fathom this group of-
fending her enough for her to do this; the flag repre-
sents heritage, not hate.
The United Sons and Daughters of the Confederacy
are groups that were formed to remember those who
fought and gave their lives in defense of the South
during the Civil War. These groups represent no ha-
tred towards black people or fond remembrance of sla-
very. They are simple pride organizations who struggle
in today's world to keep these veterans' memory alive.
Mosely-Brown's ignorant crusade and personal ven-
detta against them shows that she does not have the
open mind needed to be ambassador of anything.
Helms' opposition relies mainly on the fact that Mosely-
Brown used left over campaign money for personal
luxuries, thus violating ethics rules. She has also been
linked to third world despots and certain agencies
whose ideals are clearly questionable.
Mosely-Brown deserves no position of representa-
tion of anyone in this country. She does not represent
me and I applaud Helms' fiery opposition to her nomi-
nation. I vote for anyone who comes up against him
in an election and personally I despise the man. But
for what he is crusading for right now, he has my full
support. Mosely-Brown's nomination should be denied
and she needs to go before the full Senate to finally
answer the ethics charges and stop hiding behind the
president who nominated her.
This writer can be contacted
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OPINION COLUMN
How old am I?
Na'im K. Akbar
OPINION WRITER
Since I am the resident elder at ECU, one of the
most oft-repeated questions that 1 have to entertain is
that of my age. I enjoy a special kind of relationship
with my fellow students. I am a brother and confidant,
a friend, a mentor, an advisor, and to a great many I
am that parent away from home. It is an acknowledged
fact that I rarely give traditional answers to questions.
So, the answer to the question of my age can be found
in the events that occurred during the year of my birth,
which is Aug. 20, 19??
My first source of information is my mother, who
told me that I was born around noon. She remembers
going into labor at about 10 a.m. She sent my aunt for
the mid-wife, who assisted in my birth. I was born in
Tarboro, NC.
From the information I am about to supply, you
should be able to tell me my age, unless you are too
lazy to do a little research. I can understand that (smile).
The headline in the Tarboro daily newspaper was "Hugh
'Shot' Cox Signed As Coach at Tarboro High Sunsuits
were the fashion and personality pins were in style. A
brand new Dodge sedan cost $1, 675. Food was very
cheap by today's standard. Cabbage was three pounds
for 19 cents, evaporated milk 11 cents per can, sirloin
steak 73 cents per pound, stew beef 33 cents per pound,
dog food 19 cents for two cans and peaches were 17
cents for three pounds.
Entertainment was flourishing at this time with
movies such as, "Framed "Raiders of Red Rock" and
"Law of Canpon We were not without our disasters
of the time, there were reports of a tornado that caused
the death of 167 persons anp" injury to more than 1,300
in Texas and Oklahoma. A ship explosion killed 500
persons in Texas City, Texas; the city was annihilated
by the blast. And a severe hurricane swept in from the
gulf of Mexico, killing 100 people in Florida, Missis-
sippi and Louisiana, as an aftermath, floodwaters de-
stroyed crops and killed 60 people, sound familiar?
This is the year that Henry Ford and Bea Bernadet
died. Jackie Robinson was the first African American
to play in the major leagues. The first globe-circling
airline was inaugurated with a cost of $1,700 for an
around-the-world trip. The first supersonic aircraft was
piloted by Captain Charles "Chuck" Yeager.
In the political arena, the president was Harry S.
Truman and vice-president was Alben W. Barkley. Rob-
ert Gregg Cherry served as governor of North Caro-
lina. The state elected offidals from the Edgecombe
County area were, Benjamin E. Fountain, representa-
tive and Lawrence H. Fountain, state senator.
In the world of sports the New York Yankees were
World Series champions ("Go Yankees"), MVPs�Joe
Dimaggio�New York Yankees and Bob Elliot�Boston
Braves. In basketball the NCAA champion was Holy
Cross and the NBA champion was the Baltimore Bul-
lets. In football the college champion was Notre Dame
and the NFL champion was the Chicago Cardinals. Joe
Louis was the heavyweight champion, Jimmy Demaret
won the Masters, Mauri Rose won the Indy 500 and
Jack Kramer was the tennis champion.
And I will conclude with the cultural aspects of the
time: fashions for women were long skirts pinched at
the waist and flattened bosoms. Men wore full gabar-
dine coats and zoot suits. Hairstyles were the crew cut,
Argentina duck tail, and the greasy combed-back look
of Frank Sinatra for White men and the low-but (low
fade) style for African American men. Well, this con-
cludes my journey to the year of my birth. Now, you
will no longer have to ask me my age. I have just an-
swered that question.
This writer can be contacted at
nakbar@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
OPINION COLUMN
Media gives youth poor role models
Kenton Bell
OPINION WRITER
The proliferation of beauty, and notoriety as the
litmus test for the self-worth of a person has become
the scarlet letter of many. The news media is inundated
with images of young women obsessed with beauty and
students rampaging through school as an outcry against
isolation.
The youth of America no longer look to their par-
ents for guidance but to media that is centered on com-
merce. Teletubbies, Pokemon and any number of fads
that enter an impressible child's mind can leave an in-
delible mark. The world of Sesame Street, and the dif-
ference between near and far, are left to the wayside
for the latest cartoon character with live action sounds,
and accessories sold separately of course.
The recent film "Fight Club" centered around the
belief that people have been misled to believe that ev-
eryone will be a movie star or model if only they wear
the right clothes. The movie's star Brad Pitt, the poster
boy of squared jaw features, charms hoards of women
by raising an eyebrow. The hypocritical nature of the
choice of a lead may find to the antithesis intended.
The tendency for society to become so jaded by
apathy shows in the minds of many of its members.
The average American can tell you who is who in "Hol-
lywood and even their latest love interest, but have
no idea who their senator is. The desires of a child no
longer center around making their parents proud, but
around making the papers. Famous men and women
are not beholden to the rules of law, when the presi-
dent can lie under oath and the degree to which sports
heroes are acquitted for their transgressions is directly
proportionate to their earned run average gained.
The death of a beloved football player will make
one stop and reflect on a stellar career more than the
shooting of a local boy by the police. Movies and me-
dia tells us that we are not pretty enough and require a
certain look, and then mention young children dying
and murders with the same complacent smile.
This columnist will not pretend to understand why
this happened, nor pretend to be able to find an an-
swer. The world is now centered on beauty and fads.
This may be an idealistic view of life, but one can still
achieve happiness and success by hard work. The world
has always followed the vogue of the times and this
will never change. However, when the child walks by
with a toy from the newest show, and a young girl pores
over beauty magazines, remember that beauty is more
than skin deep�it is based in hype, cultural direction
and the need to belong. Success it seems, means to be
happy with who and what you are.
This writer can be contacted at
kbell@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Sachs must have basis for 'Morningwood' gripe
Dear Editor,
I am writing in response to Chris Sachs' article about
the "evils" at the so-called "Morningwood Apartments
I live at the aforementioned complex and consider it
to be my home.
Now, I will agree with you that it has its share of
problems. But you must consider that any apartment
complex inhabited mostly by college students is going
to be loud, as well as host a number of other negative
aspects. I do not, however, feel that this particular place
has any more problems in number or severity than any
other. I also feel the need to put in a good word for the
staff in the managing office. They may come across as
anal-retentive at times, but someone here has to be,
considering the fact that many of the inhabitants re-
side here solely thanks to the graces of their parents'
money and have no sense of responsibility to take care
of themselves or this place.
I think there is an unspoken rule that applies to
this situation that I would like to remind you of. You
nmmm
have the right to complain about something that is
yours, like your mother for instance, but heaven-for-
bid someone outside the family says anything. I, hav-
ing been on a journalism staff myself, strongly believe
in being opinionated and being able to express that
opinion. But I think that opinion should be rooted in
something you are personally connected to, not just
based on some conversation you had with a couple
buddies during a gripe session.
I do not feel it takes talent to trash something you
know nothing about and to absentmindedly write with
the sole purpose of pushing people's buttons on issues
that are so personal. I have to say that Chris is creative
and I laughed when I read the article. I just think he
lacks tact and a certain amount of sensitivity that a
good writer should have.
Sincerely,
Cara Adams, tenant
"Morningwood Apartments"
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Hangover (HANG-over) n. Unpleasant physi-
cal effects following the heavy use of alcohol.
May including nausea, vomiting, intense head-
ache, stomach pain and photophobia (sensitiv-
ity to light). Symptoms can be attributed to de-
hydration, low-blood sugar, irritation of the
stomach lining and poisoning of the organs by
the amount of alcohol they are trying to pro-
cess.
Some simple solutions:
�Drink plenty of water to replace lost fluids.
�Alcohol depletes the system of many nutrients,
particularly vitamins A, B, B-6 and C and miner-
als such as niacin, calcium, magnesium and po-
tassium. Take a multivitamin that includes min-
erals.
�To work the alcohol out of your system (actu-
ally to metabolize it), a little exercise is useful. It
increases your intake of oxygen, therefore
speeding up the process.
�"Bite the dog that bit ya" is an old cure that has
some basis in reality. The brain cells affected by
alcohol can return to normal quite suddenly. A
small amount of alcohol can ease your brain
back into awareness.
�An aromatherapy cocktail can quell the queasi-
ness. Mix 4 ounces of water, the juice of half of
a lemon and 1-2 drops of fennel essential oil;
drink before breakfast.
� Ayurvedic doctors recommend stirring 1 tea-
spoon of lime juice and a pinch of cumin into a
cup of fresh orange juice and drinking.
�Fresh juices are helpful in speeding the recov-
ery of a hangover. They flush the system of tox-
ins and rehydrate your body. Assuming you can
drag yourself to the kitchen, blend 8 ounces of
carrot juice, 1 ounce of beet juice, 4 ounces of
J celery juice and 12 to 1 ounce of parsley juice.
; Drink a glass in the morning and another later in
I the day to stimulate the liver.

I �A readily-available mixture called "E-mergen-C"
J contains vitamins B and C and many other min-
; erals to replace the nutrients that are destroyed
; during heavy drinking. Follow the dosage direc-
'�� tions to help relieve your hangover.
Sources: New Choices In Natural Healing by
Bill Gottlieb, Rodale Press, 1995 and The
Hangover Handbook by David Outerbridge,
Harmony Bookd, New York.
FEATURES
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features@studentmedia.ecu.edu
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Use of color in environment affects mood, behavior color
� funerals. Brides li
Restaurants, sport teams benefit
from variations in hues
Jennifer Brown
STAFF WRITER
When you pick out your clothes in the morning do
you think of what effect the colors might have on other
people? Colors can say a lot about our personalities
and lifestyles, as well as the cultural beliefs that we as-
cribe to.
Colors are symbols. This meaning is often capital-
ized upon in society. For example, everyone knows
when they come to an intersection and see a red light
they must stop; if it were yellow, they would theoreti-
cally slow down.
In California, however, colors also determine where
you can park your car. A red curb means no parking,
yellow is a loading zone, green is parking for 10 min-
utes, white is for five minutes during business hours
and a blue curb means handicapped parking only.
According to Michael Hoane, a visiting assistant
professor of psychology, colors can even affect how a
team performs on the playing field. He said the foot-
ball coach of the University of Ohio was known for
painting the opponents locker room pink and the home
locker room red. Pink is a passive color that symbolizes
submissiveness, while red is a color of aggression and
anger.
"Visiting teams would even bring in colored paper
to put up over the locker rooms to change the pink
color so their team would be fired up Hoane said.
Hoane also said that restaurants use color tech-
niques. For example, McDonald's uses red and yellow
to signal speed and quick service. However, fancier res-
taurants use lower lights and calmer colors so that the
people will relax and stay longer.
Colors also have different meanings in various coun-
tries. In Western cultures, a bride wears white during
her wedding, while in Korea, people wear white to
Brightly colored bubble gumballs are appealing to children
for their eye-catching color. (Photo by Emily Richardson)
See COLOR, page 7
Heritage Month bughjs
said Melissa Chavis, one of the co-presidents of
ECNAO. There are 40 students involved this year,
and at least 7 different tribes are represented.The
organization sends out letters to all students who
classify themselves as Native Americans, and also
meets twice a year to help increase student aware-
ness about the organization.
ECNAO sponsors several other events that
encourage students to take pride in their cultural
identity. "Get A Clue" is an event that promotes
cultural equality as well as education spanning a
variety of cultures other than one's own. The
event also features the Native American culture. A
can drive for needy families is one community
service project that ECNAO supports.
Another organization that encourages Native
American students to take pride in their culture is
Epsilon Chi Nu. Provost said he believes it neces-
ECNAO encourages
cultural awareness
Susan Wright
Features Editor
November is Native American Heritage
month. For a number of ECU students,
this is an opportunity for Native
Americans to celebrate their cultural
heritage as well as to learn more about their roots.
East Carolina Native American Organization
(ECNAO) is dedicated to promoting the culture as
well as the unity of Native American students at
ECU.
Promoting Native American culture is complex
since there are a number of different tribes that
exist, each with their own unique subculture con-
sisting of beliefs that differ from most or all of the
tribes.
"Each tribe has its own beliefs said Raymond
Provost, vice-president of Epsilon Chi Nu who is
of Cherokee descent. "They try to keep the cul-
ture alive and they are willing to defend it
Although there are many divisions within the
Native American culture, ECNAO encourages fel-
lowship among the members of all tribes and
beliefs.
"At N.C. State, they have three different organiza-
tions, but here there is only one organization
said Randy Gilland, graduate student and vice-
president of the graduate chapter of Epsilon Chi
Nu. "It works well here because we are trying to
promote the entire culture. Some people don't
realize that we are still here and that we don't act
. like Indians in the movies. We try to dispel any
false stereotypes
"We're here to promote Native American aware-
ness and fellowship among Native Americans
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sary to make everyone aware of Native American
culture.
"Our organization does things to keep our culture
alive Provost said. "We are making a new drum,
and we also do traditional crafts
According to Provost, only one percent of the
population is Native American.
"Our organization is trying to make sure people
know that Native Americans haven't faded into
history Provost said.
There is also an annual powwow for ECU stu-
dents as well as community members who
choose to participate. This school year, the sev-
enth annual powwow is being held on March 25,
2000.
"It is a gathering of Native Americans, and it is an
expression of our culture Gilland said. "We try
to represent the ECU students also because all of
the universities around have at least one pow-
wow
"A powwow begins with a prayer Chavis said.
"Then, there are traditional dances with a lead
male and a lead female who lead the dances.
There is also a lead drum and two or three other
drummers
A powwow is a traditional part of the Native
American culture. The annual powwows held at
ECU are meant to celebrate Native American tra-
ditions and honor the elders, according to
Chavis.
ECNAO and other Native American organiza-
tions are important social groups as well as sup-
port groups for students away from home.
Everyone wants to know where they come
from. Provost said. "We have a lot of pride in
what we are and who we are
"For me, it is a social support because I do not
rave the luxury of being with my family all of
the time said Gilland. It is good to have some-
one that you can be around who can offer sup-
port
Non-Native American students also believe that
promoting this unique culture is important.
Teople should know about the different cul-
tures said Courtney Carter, sophomore. "A lot
of times, minorities get overlooKed"
"Accomplishments of people from different cul-
tures should be recognized that contribute to the
nation said Jennifer Johnson, senior.
Native Americans were predecessors to Americans
of European descent and do not honor the time
when Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus
reachedthe New World.
"We of course do not celebrate Columbus
Day at all, because it was when the plagues
and sicknesses came to our land and deci-
mated our culture and our people Provost
said. "It is important to show the other side
of it. Native American Heritage month
gives us a chance to shine
This writer can be contacted at
feature@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
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Breast augmentation riddled with positive,
negative possibilities
Nonsurgkal additions,
used as alternatives
Kenton Bell
STAFF WRITER
Breast augmentation has been
an issue of societal debate since it
began in the early '80s when im-
plants first came out. Enlargement
is now available through surgical
and non-surgical methods.
Breast enlargement is defined as
increasing the bust line through
surgery. The surgical method in-
cludes implantation of several dif-
ferent kinds of breast implant sub-
stances, such as silicon, saline and
soy bean. Augmentation is the ad-
justment of the body without im-
plants.
Both women and menhave dif-
ferent perspectives on the necessity
and desirability of implants.
"Society says that you should try
for this perfect form, but I think that
you should just be happy with what
you have said sophomore Navillan
McCray.
"I believe that augmentation
does help; companies look for cer-
tain attributes that show a certain
image said freshman Jason
Robbins. "It also serves to raise a
person's self-esteem because of the
Victoria's Secret sells a variety of cleavage enhancing products for those who
wish to look more fully endowed. (Photo by Chriss Rodigues)
increased social acceptance
According to the Breast Health
Guide, published by St. Mark's Breast
Centre, scarring in the area where
the incision is made to insert the
implant is one risk associated with
breast augmentations. Though sili-
cone is rarely used anymore, per-
sons with the implants have had
concerns over them leaking. Im-
plants have been known to move
from their original position and are
then needed to be removed. Addi-
tional surgeries to correct compli-
cations are also a regular occurrence.
The cost of breast augmentation
continues to rise, due to the large
number of lawsuits associated with
this procedure. Depending on the
location of surgery, the type of im-
plants used and individual patient
factors, current costs range from
$3,450-$8,O0O (exclusive of anes-
thesia cost, surgical facilities and
other related expenses).
Some non-surgical methods in-
clude silicone inserts that are placed
See
, page 7
A NOTCH ABOVE THE NORM
Paul Wright
Student Madia Advisor
TEC. WZMB. ExprtMtkm: Habal
There are many campus organizations that are stu-
dent-run, but need advisement from someone with
specialized experience in the area. At TEC, which is
edited, written and produced by students, Paul Wright
has the interesting and challenging job of making sure
that everything runs smoothly everyday.
Wright earned both his bachelor of arts and his
master's in mass communication at Morehead Univer-
sity in Kentucky. Since that time, he has worked a vari-
ety of jobs In communications. The only area he has
not explored is television.
ECU is the fifth university he has taught at or ad-
vised in student publications. Since his graduation from
college, he has been at Morehead University, the Uni-
versity of Tennessee-Knoxville, Virginia Common-
wealth and Florida International in Miami, Fla.
"Communication has been something I have always
wanted to do Wright said. "I like radio because of the
way that you interact with the audience
According to Wright, in radio programs such as
"War of the Worlds the audience is captivated by the
scenarios that they create in their mind, the radio only
gives them the beginning of the picture.
In other types of media, the audience does not have
the same creative potential or opportunity.
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make you feel certain ways, but that
doesn't affect how I dress said
freshman Kristen Brown.
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healing power. Ancient cultures be-
lieved that the sun's rays had magi-
cal healing qualities. According to
New Age On-Line Austrailia, each
color influences a certain feeling or
taste, and may have the power to re-
juvenate one who is ill. Red and or-
ange are colors of energy, but while
red Is used for treating cancer, orange
is used to increase sexual potency.
Yellow is a sign of intellect and
can also help with some skin prob-
lems. White is the color of purity and
the best reliever of pain. Green sym-
bolizes harmony and balance and is
good for growth. Blue is the color of
truth, while indigo clears the path
to the spiritual self. Purple is good
for mental and nervous problems.
Lavender is used as a tranquilizer.
Black is thought to help patients
reach the silence and peace of God.
Silver is the color of peace and per-
sistence. Gold is the strongest color
and is thought to strengthen all
fields of the body and the spirit.
"We get trained to believe a cer-
tain way said Eva Roberts, an asso-
ciate professor in the art department.
"For example, we associate pink with
girls and blue with boys. There are
obvious cultural associations with
color and we have our own personal
reactions to them
Colors do play an important role
in our lives as symbols and means
of communication. Society deter-
mines what the colors represent, and
in turn, colors shape our reality.
This writer can be contacted at
jbrown@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP)�A Tibetan monk looking for
asylum. A Dominican schoolgirl In search of an educa-
tion. The rebuilding of war-torn Bosnia.
Some University of California law students are fol-
lowing the paper chase Into the gritty world of human
rights struggles as part of a program that flows from
classroom to courtroom.
So far, the students have helped refugee clients from
countries including Mexico, Zimbabwe, the Democratic
Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Egypt, Colombia, Bul-
garia and El Salvador.
"It totally puts law in context said Klrstin Carlson,
a second-year student at Berkeley's Boalt Hall. "A prob-
lem with law school is you can become really myopic.
You can get really good at contract law, but you can
forget to ask yourself: 'How should this be? What's jus-
tice?
The Boalt Hall International Human Rights Clinic
was started in January 1998 by two lecturers, Patty Blum
and Laurel Fletcher. The idea was to go beyond the tra-
ditional teaching tools of simulated cases.
"In a simulation class you can carefully control the
facts for a pedagogic purpose. In a clinic setting, the
pedagogic purpose is to learn how to be a lawyer by
dealing with the real problems lawyers deal with
Fletcher said.
The program has six to 10, second- and third-year
students a semester, who work under the close super-
vision of a practicing lawyer.
"Students aren't simply thrown in and told, 'Just
learn how to do It Any document is reviewed count-
less times before it goes out of the office said Fletcher,
clinic associate director.
One early case was that of Tibetan monk ligdol
Ngawang, who requested asylum last year on the
grounds he had been beaten, imprisoned and tortured
under Chinese rule.
Ngawang, who began studying to be a monk at age
12, began protesting for Tibetan rights at age 15, join-
ing other Buddhist monks and nuns who marched
outside of a temple in Tibet. Police descended and al-
though Ngawang escaped, he was arrested the next day.
In prison, he said, he was beaten, sharp bamboo
sticks were shoved under his fingernails and he was
hanged from the prison ceiling by handcuffs as police
demanded to know who was behind the demonstra-
tion.
Five years later, he was released without explana-
tion, but he soon learned he was under surveillance
and likely to go back to prison.
He fled, spending two months walking across the
Himalayan mountains and living as an undocumented
refugee In Nepal for five years before gaining passage
to California.
In preparing Ngawang's case, law student Anastasia
Telesetsky put together Ngawang's declaration of his
experiences, corroborating news articles and his per-
sonal photos and letters.
The clinic, said Ngawang, "saved my future life
Now 28-years-old and working at the San Francisco
Museum of Modern Art, Ngawang said every day is a
revelation.
"It's real. There are real deadlines. There are real
people. There's real passion to win the case Amato
said.
The six interviewed judges about how effective the
role of law has been in social reconstruction. They are
now working on a report to the International Crimi-
nal Tribunal on how it can make its work more rel-
evant.
"Watching theory spring to life was an experience
to remember Carlson said. "It was hard and it was
amazing and it touched me in ways I didn't expect
she said.
LINGERIE
from page 6
inside the cup of the bra to add fullness. The most
readily available method is the use of breast-enhanc-
ing bras that lift and give the impression of decolletage.
"Most ot the women who come into tne store are
small-chested and wish to increase their bust said
Patty Wood, co-manager of Victoria's Secret. "The
Miracle Click-a-Cleavage bra comes In six different col-
ors and comes equipped with a button in the middle
that, with eadi click, pushes the breasts closer to the
chest to give the appearance of more cleavage
Several methods can be found to add size to the
breasts; both non-surgical and surgical methods are
readily available. The consumer should look into each
form of enhancement to see the advantages and disad-
vantages of each.
This writer can be contacted at
kbell@studentmedia.ecu.edu
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For Wright, advising a student-
run newspaper is better than writ-
ing for a professional publication,
at a newspaper you start writing the
same story over and over again. The
characters and the scenery may
change, but it is the same story.
When working with a student news-
paper, you get trie same thrill of see-
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all of the effort.
One of the most interesting jobs
he has held was during his time at
Florida International. When he ar-
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per had been distributed, so he and
the staff began the newspaper from
scratch.
Wright said that it was the most
unusual staff that he had ever
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people on staff. It was as likely that
an interview would be conducted in
Spanish as in English, and cultures
from all over South America and all
regions of the US were represented.
Although Wright's career has
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SPORTS BRIEFS
Pirate swim team picks up win
The ECU men's and women's swimming and div-
ing teams defeated College of Charleston in their
first road meet of the season Saturday. Swimming in
,a very unusual 25-meter pool, the men's team won
every event except two on its way to defeating the
Cougars, 123-95. The women's squad was also victo-
rious, beating College of Charleston 135-101.
"We swam very fast today to beat a very good
.College of Charleston team said Swimming Head
Coach Rick Kobe.
J Griffey rejects offer, asks for trade
Ken Griffey Jr wanting to play closer to his home
in Florida, rejected the Seattle Mariners' eight-year
contract offer. The team said Tuesday it will try to
�rade the 10-time All-Star. Seattle presented Griffey
new contract proposal on July 17�a deal thought
o be worth $135 million, which would have made
Griffey the highest-paid player in baseball.
"This has been an extremely difficult decision for
me Griffey said in a joint statement he released
.with the team.
. "Mariners fans throughout the Pacific
Northwest have been very loyal and devoted to me.
twill truly miss them '
Griffey hit 48 homers this year after hitting 56 in
consecutive seasons. The center fielder, who turns
30 later this month, has 398 career home runs and
$ thought to have the best chance among current
players of breaking Hank Aaron's record of 75S.
"The Mariners agreed to Ken's request and will
seek to trade him during the current off season the
joint statement said.
Sampras out at least 10 days
Pete Sampras injured his back and withdrew from
the Paris Open on Wednesday, all but ending his
chance to regain the No. 1 ranking before the end of
the year. Playing his first match since Aug. 20, when
he hurt his right hip during a match at Indianapo-
lis, Sampras beat Francisco Clavet 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
Tuesday night.
Sampras wouldn't speculate on how long the
back spasms will sideline him, although tournament
physician Per Bastholt said he would be out 10-15
daysSampras said the injury isn't as serious as the
one just before the U.S. Open.
"The spasm is bad enough to stop me from play-
ing, but not so serious as the disc injury he said.
Sampras has finished No. 1 for six straight sea-
sons. He is ranked No. 3, trailing No. 1 Andre Agassi
and No. 2 Yevgeny Kafelnikov.
Leaf suspended for four weeks
The short, troubled NFI. career of Ryan Leaf hit a
new low Tuesday when he was suspended for four
weeks without pay and fined a week's salary for what
teammates said was an obscenity-laced tirade at gen-
eral manager Bobby Beathard and other San Diego
Chargers personnel.
! The Chargers wouldn't disclose the reason for the
disciplinary action against Leaf, who's coming off
shoulder surgery and was expected to be in playing
shape in three to four weeks. However, players and
others in the organization, speaking on condition
of anonymity, said Leaf yelled at Beathard and mem-
bers of the strength and conditioning staff, appar-
ently over a workout he was asked to do.
The blowup came before a team meeting Mon-
day, a day after San Diego's 34-0 loss at Kansas City.
Coach Mike Riley and some players witnessed part
of the exchange.
"We can't tolerate the undermining of discipline
that's set for this team Beathard said at a news con-
ference. "It's something that we' discussed, and to
the man felt that it was something we could not
avoid. It was an action we had to take Beathard
refused to elaborate, other than to say the suspen-
sion had nothing to do with alcohol or drugs, and
that It was prompted by something that happened
Monday. i .
SPORTS
With everything at
stake, Pirates head to UAB
Blazers'Brooks may
be a force to reckon with
Stephen Schramm
SPORTS EDITOR
Saturday ECU will head to Birmingham with a bowl
bid, conference title and a national ranking on the line.
The dangerous UAB team, with nothing to lose, eagerly
awaits Pirates.
The Pirates go into Birmingham's historic Legion
Field at 7-1, ranked 17th and in contention for their
first C-USA championship. UAB enters the game at 3-5
and 2-2 in conference.
ECU'S trip to Birmingham will give UAB a chance
to beat a ranked team for the first time in the school's
history. The Pirates are not phased by the possibility of
an upset in the season's final road test.
"That hasn't even played in my mind said quar-
terback David Garrard. "We just need to go out there
and get a victory; a convincing victory is what we need
The only other time the Blazers and Pirates met was
1998's 26-7 Pirate victory in Greenville. Much has
changed since the two teams last faced one another.
"The Alabama-Birmingham football team has up-
graded their talent from last year to this year in dra-
matic fashion said Head Coach Steve Logan. "UAB is
very good on the defensive side of the ball, they are
still trying to find out who they are on offense.
"They believe in what they are doing and they are
well coached. It's going to take a very good effort on
our part to go get on the plane and get another vic-
tory Logan said.
The Blazers feature a vastly improved defense which
features one of the nation's top cornerbacks, Rodregis
Brooks.
"I think they've improved a whole lot from last year
just by looking at their defense said senior flanker
LaMont Chappell.
With seven interceptions, Brooks is leading the na-
tion. He is also a deadly punt returner who averages
20.2 yards per return.
"We'll throw at him, we'll throw at everybody else,
it doesn't change anything Garrard said. "If he gets
one, he gets one. But we're just going to keep throwing
the ball
Last week the Pirate defense shut down Houston,
David Garrard looks to lead the Pirates past UAB. (photo by
Emily Richardson).
so this week the Blazers will feature an offense with
many different styles.
"They've got a couple different ways they can go at,
you said cornerback Kevin Monroe. "They can run
the option as well as spread out five wide receivers and
pass on you. So we've got to get a good defensive
scheme and just keep them out of the end zone
While the defense kept the Cougars from scoring,
the Pirate offense sputtered.
"Offensively, we played a bad game last week. The
defense held, they really played a good game Chappell
said. "They really saved us the game because offensively,
everything we did do didn't work, and when it did we
had penalties. So I feel we need to go out there and
score and try to jump out on these guys early and take
them out of the game
This writer can be contacted at
sports@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
Men's S3CCer team
prepares for CAA tournament
Pirates face fierce competition
Emily Koperniak
STAFF WRITER
Nov. 9 is the beginning of the CAA Men's Soccer
Tournament. The ECU men's soc-
cer team now stands 1-6 in the
CAA. The Pirates are looking up
at the rest of the field.
"We are trying to make sure
we are not in the eighth or ninth
seed so we can have a day of rest.
It's all up in the air right now
said Head Coach Devin O'Neill.
This year the Pirates stand at
3-9-1 for the season. Despite their
losses, they are hopeful about the
upcoming tournament play.
"We are talking more, hang-
ing out more as a team. I feel we
are more unified as a team. That's
what it's all about Nate Douglas said.
The tournament will feature several strong teams.
"All the competition is great; Old Dominion has
been exceptional all year, Virginia Commonwealth
is great, and Richmond is strong O'Neill said.
Teams who hold the position of eighth and ninth
seed will compete at 3 p.m. on Nov. 9. The winner of
that game will face the No. 1 seed the next day. Semi-
final rounds will be played at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
on Nov. 12.
The championship match, which will'be televised,
is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 14.
The Pirates are busy preparing for the stiff test.
"We are working hard at practicing everyday
said Dino Stambolitis.
Team Captain Brett Waxer has been in three CAA
tournaments while at ECU.
"I feel my job is to keep the guys up, keep their
mind set. We have to focus
on what we came to
achieve. Hopefully we will
all have a positive attitude
Waxer said.
Sophomore, Nate Dou-
glas will be competing in his
first CAA tournament
"1 plan on stepping up
my game, concentrating on
thinking more Douglas
said.
In 1998 the Pirates
headed into the tourna-
ment as the ninth seed.
They lost to American Uni-
versity 4-0.
Coach O'Neill feels that every athlete on the team
has something to give tothe tournament.
"Team effort is very important. In our game, all it
takes is one player to make a mistake; but then again,
all it takes is one player to turn things around. Re-
sponsibility is shared for scoring, as well as defense
O'Neill said.
This writer can be contacted at
ekoperniok@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
Lady Pirates compete at Old Dominion
Injuries haunt ECU
women's tennis team
Susanne Milenkevich
SENIOR WRITER
East Carolina women's tennis
team returned Sunday from Nor-
folk, Va, where the Lady Pirates
competed in the East Coast Tennis
Championships hosted by Old Do-
ninion University.
Senior Asa Ellbring, sophomore
frushida Kamthe and freshman
.ate Veazey represented ECU in the
iiurnament.
s a whole we showed we'll do re-
iy well in the spring season
eazey said. "We showed we're out
tere working really hard.
In Flight A, ECU'S Kamthe was
defeated in first round action then
withdrew during the consolation
draw with knee injuries giving L.
Dalton of James Madison a 4-3 vic-
tory.
"It was just one of those days, "
said Tom Morris, head coach.
"Hrusida's knee is a real concern for
us, it will affect her being our No. 1
player
In Flight B action, Ellbring ad-
vanced to the second round after
defeating Anne Underwood of West
Virginia University, 6-3, 3-6, 6-0.
Ellbring then lost in second round
play to Christie Kim of the Univer-
sity of Virginia, 7-5, 6-4.
Veasey finished singles play for
the Lady Pirates in Flight D where
she advanced to the consolation
semifinals where she was defeated
by Campbell's W. Goyette, 6-1, 6-1.
"I felt Kate had some chances
and played well Morris said.
"Overall, I feel good about the
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Volleyball
beats VCU,
loses to NCSU
Pirates' Claro
gets 1,000th kill
Emily Koperniak
Jessica Figlar
STAFF WRITERS
The ECU women's volleyball team defeated
Virginia Commonwealth 3-2 in Greenville last
Friday (13-15, 15-13, 15-6, 12-15, 15-12).
"We started off bad, real slack, but we man-
aged to turn it around. Marcus took us outside of
the court, and told us to 'just play said Cinta
Claro. "We were losing earlier in the season, and
we used that as a spark Claro said.
Claro had a match high of 27 kills leaving her
eight kills away from 1,000 for her career.
Sarah Kary was able to become the career block
assist leader with a total of 233 blocks.
The Pirates lost the first game but came back
and won the next two. Their loss in the fourth
game forced the match into a fifth game. The Pi-
rates outhit Virginia throughout the match.
"We played really well, we came out on fire.
Last time we played Virginia at home and lost. I
think we were out for revenge, ready and up for
the game said Sarah Kary.
Shannon Kaess had the best hitting percent-
age with 13 digs and 16 kills. Lisa Donovan aided
the Pirates in their win with 19 digs and 67 as-
sists.
Lucinda Mason gave the Pirates 22 digs. Ma-
son also contributed seven block assists. Five of
the Pirates had 13 or more digs.
"We came together as a team. We had fun. We
haven't had fun playing before. It takes a lot of
stress and pressure off Claro said.
Saturday night ECU lost 3-1 to William & Mary
(11-15, 11-15, 15-9,7-15).
day and how we played in the tour-
nament
Veasey and Ellbring teamed up
in doubles play to round out tour-
nament play.
The duo defeated Michigan State
University's pair of Skogerboe and
Townsend, 8-6, to advance to the
semifinals where the ECU duo lost
to Khavalina and Lai of Syracuse
University, 8-1.
"It was kind of hard Ellbring
said. "We played really well, though,
since it was our first time playing
together
The Lady Pirates will complete
their fall season this weekend when
they travel to Winston-Salem for the
Rolex Tournament.
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This writer can be contacted at
smilenkevich@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
LuCinda Mason had 22 digs and seven assists against VCU.
(photo by Patrick Raulet).
Claro met her 1000 kill mark with 16 during
the night. She is now at 1,008 kills. All four games
played were close, but the Tribe managed to outhit
the Pirates. Mason gave seven digs on the night
as well as 13 kills and three block solos. Donovan
picked up 48 assists, three kills, and 14 digs.
The Pirates lost their next match to NCSU, 3-
1, Tuesday night. The Lady Pirates had the lead
throughout the first game and came out on top
by just two points. The next three games had ECU
struggling to stay afloat as the Wolfpack won three
straight. Overall, NCSU outhit ECU .248192. .
Pirate setter Lisa Donovan was sidelined for
the majority of the game due to an ankle injury.
She proved pivotal having contributed 27 assists;
previous to the mishap. Clinta Claro stepped up
and filled in for Donovan, leading the ECU of-
fense in the third game. Claro concluded her game
that evening with .259 hits, seven assists, and six,
digs. She also added 11 kills. Teammate LuCinda
Mason helped out posting 15 digs, 10 kills, and
four blocks.
Katie Kost, for NCSU, was key to their success;
leading the Wolfpack at the net, with a total of,
five blocks. State topped ECU at the net, out block-
ing them 8.0-7.0. Teammates Tara Greene and
Alison Kreager equally added to the game with-
15 kills each. ;
These writers can be contacted at
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"I stayed out of it Buffone said. "Walt was always
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PIRATE CHASE 5K RunWalk. The
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runwalk that will be held November
7th at 2pm starting at the Pirate Club
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cost is $8mem-$15non-mem. For
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guest will be Dr. Kathleen Previll- Pe-
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to attend.
ALPHA EPSILON Delta. The PnMed-
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annual bake sale on Tues. Nov.9th in
front of the Student Stores. Stop by
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time and hang out under a boat un-
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to break into the sport and a must for
future paddlers. Program date is Nov.
15. 7pm-9pm in the SRC pool. Cost is
$10mem-$15non-mem. Reg. Dead-
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tion please call 328-6387.
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ECU Marching Pirates
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The Greenville Arts
and Funfest helps
relieve Floyd losses
Robbie Schwartz
Staff Writer
Okay, so you managed to
spend all of your money this
past weekend on all of the
Halloween festivities.
So how does a weekend
of free live music and enter-
tainment grab you?
The Greenville Arts and
Funfest is going on this
weekend in the Minges
Coliseum parking lot. The
festival will offer many dif-
ferent things to do and buy,
and the proceeds will go for
Hurricane Floyd recovery.
Sponsored by the De-
partment of Recreation and
Leisure Studies here at
ECU and the University
Health Systems, the Funfest
will facilitate the making of
gift baskets for children and
families affected by the
flood.
"With the approach of
the holidays, we want to do
our part to assist parents in
bringing smiles to the eyes
of their children said Dr.
Jon McChesney, the director
of the festival as well as a
professor at ECU. "We
want to appeal to the
Greenville and surrounding
communities to help us help
the children
An example of the chil-
dren who will benefit are
those from Patillo Middle
School. The children of this
school, located between
Princeville and Tarboro, will
not be able to return to their
school building for at least
two years. They are cur-
rently meeting in mobile
units with their only other
facilities being Port-a-Jons.
Of the hundreds of
booths featured at Funfest,
these children will have one
where they hope to collect
recreation equipment such
as balls, bats, gloves, jump
ropes, board games, and
other things that they might
be able to enjoy.
Private companies and
businesses, as well as mem-
bers of the community, will
have stands set up to sell
stained-glass art, pottery,
and hand-carved items.
ECU students are getting
involved as well. Some of
the fraternities and sororities
and other groups at ECU
will be setting up booths to
promote health awareness
and provide entertainment.
Pee-Dee the Pirate, the
Solid Gold Dancers and
ECU Cheerleaders will per-
form at the
festival. Members of the
Methodist Student Swing
Club will also be out there
doing a performance.
Students from the Recre-
ation and Leisure Studies
Department will be provid-
ing children's games, such as
putt-putt, a football toss and
a soccer kick contest.
There will be clowns, an in-
flatable Moon Bounce and
slides for the kids.
Students from the RCLS
department are also sponsor-
ing a wheelchair basketball
contest.
For the adults, there will
be a rock-climbing wall, a
golf simulator to see how far
you can hit a ball, a radar
pitch to see how hard you
can throw a ball and even an
adult Moon Bounce for
those who are kids at heart.
"It is the biggest event to
hit Greenville said volun-
teer Allen Nielson. "It is
free and we guarantee a
great time
Along with all of these
booths there will be a stage
set-up for local performers to
play. Some of the bands in-
clude Slipjoint, King Mon-
key, Luckytown, Travis
Proctor, and Kelly Lilly, as
well as jazz and beach music
performers.
The festival will also in-
clude a pie-baking
contest. Chancellor Dr. Ri-
chard Eakin and City Coun-
cil member Mary Alsentzer
will be guest judges, and de-
cide on the best-tasting pie.
"Greenville needs a posi-
tive event that facilitates
community collusiveness
said Dr. McChesney.
"Floyd affected so many
families and children of our
community that we wanted
to give something uplifting
to these people
So come out and shop for
holiday gifts, enjoy some
free entertainment, and help
the children of Greenville
and surrounding communi-
ties.
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Master of wit Peter
Sellers shines in
The Party
Kenny Smith
Staff Writer
In today's age of mind-
numbingly stupid comedy,
filled as it is with sex jokes
and fart noises, it's good to
still be able to go to the
video store and pick up a
classic slapstick comedy, like
the Peter Sellers film The
Party.
If you've ever seen the
Pink Panther movies, then
you know that Peter Sellers
has a very wide range of
characters, not the least of
which is a Hindu character
named Hrundi R. Bashki,
which he plays in The Party.
Sellers stars as a second-
rate actor who has an extra
roll in an action movie. Sell-
ers is in several scenes and
manages to mess up all of
them. He even screws up
scenes he isn't in. In one
scene the special effects
guys are going to blow up a
fort with dynamite. They
only get one shot at it, which
should tell you what hap-
pens there.
Well Sellers props his
foot on the TNT trigger to
tie his shoe, and I needn't
mention what happens next.
The producer calls the head
of the studio, who goes by
"General and tells him to
blacklist Hrundi. What the
General doesn't know is that
he wrote Hrundi's name on
the guest list to a private
Never invite Peter Sellers to your
soiree. (World Wide Web photo).
party that he's hosting.
Once Hrundi arrives at
the party, he gets involved
in one comic screwup after
another. He loses his shoe in
an in-house pool, makes the
art deco bar rotate, breaking
everyone's glasses, floods an
upstairs toilet and has to exit
out a window that takes him
face first into the pool.
The funniest scene in
the movie is at dinner,
which features Steven
Franken as a waiter who's so
drunk that he ends up serv-
ing the salad with his hands.
In the background we see
the headwaiter strangle the
drunk on four different occa-
sions while the guests sure
obliviously at their dinners.
There is also a cute little
love story in this movie.
Hrundi uses his Hindu
charm on a young French
singer who, ironically, is
brought to the party by the
producer of the movie
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Don Giovanni
romances Wright
Auditorium tonight
Maura Buck
Staff Writer
When the curtain draws, a
charismatic, smooth-talking,
sexy character begins to mes-
merize the entire audience.
He is promiscuous, remark-
ably naughty, and shockingly
forgivable. That's right, for-
givable.
Who else could be the
subject of such a mixed recep-
tion but the one, the only,
Don Juan?
Watch out ladies, this sexy
character will be in our midst
tonight at 8 p.m. in Wright
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into a hippie anthem by Janis
Joplin in the 60s.
Also, his songs "Help Me
Make it Through the Night"
and "Sunday Morning Com-
ing Down" both went plati-
num. So why did this "Silver-
Tongued Devil" never become
Auditorium. The world-re-
nowned Western Opera The-
ater (WOT) out of San Fran-
cisco is bringing the ever-
popular Italian opera "Don
Giovanni" to our campus.
Courtesy of the SRAPAS,
the WOT will proudly
present this exciting piece of
musical history written by
Mozart in Italian with En-
glish supertides
projected above the stage.
"More than anything, the
advent of supertides has bro-
ken down so many barriers
and has made opera much less
intimidating said Robert
Cable,
marketing and public rela-
tions coordinator of the
WOT.
Cable brought up an inter-
file radio king that his songs
would lead one to imagine? It
could be the fact that he'd
rather see other people gain
fame and financial status be-
cause of his songs .or it
might be the fact the he just
can't sing very well.
Either way, his new album
The Austin Sessions is a twelve
song collection of his best ma-
esting point in his assertion
about the opera being intimi-
dating. College students may
not be willing to give the art
of opera a fair chance. But he
feels that one attraction to
this particular production will
be the age of its actors.
"The singers in the West-
ern Opera Theater are very
young
singers he said. "Most of
them are not too much older
than students themselves. I
really think that that helps
The talent at WOT has
earned quite a reputation in
the theatrical circuit. Not only
are they the only national
touring opera, but they are
also responsible for delivering
almost 3,000 performances to
nearly 3 million people world-
wide,
especially in locations that
would otherwise have no ex-
posure to such
entertainment.
Furthermore, they were
the first American opera to
tour The People's Republic of
China in 1987.
The tale of Don Giovanni
has fascinated millions
throughout time. It's Mozart's
account of a morally corrupt
opportunist who seeks sexual
��tt�i
terial revamped for his new
record label, Adantic
Records.
For this grand occasion,
Kris sings to the best of his
ability (which is actually
pretty good) and enlists the
help of such artists as Allison
Krauss, Steve Earle, Vince
Gill, Jackson Browne and
Marc Cohn. This is the crowd
pleasures and refuses to accept
any consequences for his ac-
tions.
One object of his affec-
tions, Donna Anna, does not
readily condone his advances,
since Giovanni is responsible
for taking her
father's life.
Regardless, the determined
Giovanni uses disguises and
clever ploys to try
to gain her attention. The
entire opera leads up to an in-
teresting final scene that ulti-
mately reveals the fate of the
infamous Don Juan.
Believe it or not, not many
universities around the nation
foster the arts quite like ECU
does. Through programs such
as the SRAPAS, students, fac-
ulty and the community of
Greenville can come together
and experience something as
unique as the WOT's "Don
Giovanni" at unbeatable
prices.
Kevin Scarmack, a fresh-
man taking a music apprecia-
tion class at ECU, plans on
attending the event because of
the cultural aspect.
"I am studying Mozart in
my class now and the oppor-
tunity to see a well-respected
company perform a promi-
that should be covering his
songs: those artists who are on
the fringe of classification.
Songwise, all the greats are
here, most notably his "Sun-
day Morning Coming Down
which could be an ode to col-
lege students
everywhere .except maybe
Campbell. With lyrics like
"The beer was good at break-
nent ethnic piece is a rare oc-
currence. We are really pretty
lucky
In addition to the acting,
the musical score parallels the
plot through an
ever-changing tempo and
pace. The changes in tone and
pitch, in a way, define the
audience's relationship with
the notorious Giovanni.
At one point, he's irresist-
ible and perhaps five minutes
later, he is absolutely detest-
able!
Conceivably that is the
very reason that the opera has
survived through the years of
performances, and yet it still
has the ability to enchant au-
diences on a global level.
If you are interested in at-
tending this highly antici-
pated affair, tickets are now
available for students at a cost
of $18, faculty and staff $33
and the public (as well as at
the door for all patrons) $36.
Tickets can be purchased
at the Central Ticket Office
or by calling 1-800-ECU-
ARTS 8:30 a.m6 p.m.
This writer can be contacted at
mbuck@studentmediaecu.edu
V i 9 � � �
fastSo I had one for desert
you get a chance to live a day
with Kristofferson, feeling
what he feels and seeing what
he sees.
And in this day and age,
that's a rare feat. Here's to
growing old gracefully
This writer can be contacted at
rkennemur@studentmedia.ecu.edu





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� � �
The East Carolina Playhouse puts on the steam
"The Music Man" opens with strong acting and fun songs. (Photo by Emily
Richardson).
Meredith Wilson's
'The Music Man"
equals fluffy fun
D. Miccah Smith
Fountainbead Editor
Marcus Olsen's production
of "The Music Man" is a
strong start to the ECU the-
ater department's 1999-2000
season. The 1957 musical
about a traveling salesman
who sweeps into a small Iowa
town to sucker its inhabitants,
but finds true love instead, is
fluffier than cotton candy and
It's Your Place
���
To Relish Life
NOV. 4 AT 10 P.M. III HEHDRIX THEATRE
Life Is Beautiful (PG-13) It's 1939, and a
lighthearted character rolls into town to
work as a waiter under his uncle's eye. He
falls in love with a beautiful school teacher,
whom he courts in the most fantastical
ways. Wowing her with his uncanny sense
of humor, they marry and have a child.
During the war, the family is sent to a con-
centration camp. Despite the grimness of
the situation, he manages to find a bit of
humor and convince his son that this is all
just one big game. You and a guest get in
free when you present your valid ECU One
Card.
To Meet the Prince of
Seduction
NOV. 4 AT 8 P.M. IN WRIGHT AUDITORIUM
S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Se-
ries
Don Giovanni, Western Opera Theater. It's
the same old story; boy meets girl, boy does
girl wrong, boy gets dragged to Hades by
a stone statue. Well maybe the details are
different, but the moral stays the same.
This retelling of Mozart's classic opera has
it all: intrigue, vengeance, comedy, and ten-
derness. In Italian with English super titles.
Show your valid ECU One Card at the Central
Ticket Office to get advance discount tickets.
All tickets at the door tickets full price.
To Relive Summer
NOV. 44 AT 7:30 P.M. AND NOVEMBER 7 AT 3 P.M.
IN HENORDt THEATRE
Summer of Sam (R) All of the events of the
infamous New York City summer of 77 (mainly
the Son of Sam killings) are seen mostly
through the eyes of Vinny, a philandering hair-
dresser. Vinny was the king of his old neigh-
borhood; however, as the events of that sum-
mer unfolded, his life slowly fell apart You and
a guest get in free when you present your valid
ECU One Card.
To Strut Your Stuff
NOV. 6 AT 10 P.M IN PIRATE UNDERGROUND
Written a new song or poem lately? If you've
got something to say and need a place to say
it open Mic Night is the place. To sign-up
for the limelight, call 328-4715 by November 5.
If you're more into watching than performing,
there's free dessert, coffee, and billiards for
all. Your valid ECU One Card gets you and a
guest in free.
MSC Hours: Mon-Thurs. 8 a.m -11 p.mTFri. 8 a.m. - MidnightSat. Noon-Midnight Sun. Noon � 11 p.m.
great fun to watch.
Joe Carow's fine choreog-
raphy kicked off an amusing
rendition of "Rock Island" in
the first scene, spoken by a
train earful of traveling sales-
man in time with the jerking
of the train on its way to
River City.
Here we met salesman
Charlie Cowell (Paul Smith),
whose snappy delivery and
grotesquely bald head never
failed to amuse.
Ben Allison, in his lead
role as slick salesman Harold
Hill, was cooler than a cu-
cumber in his ice cream suit
and band hat as he proceeded
to convince the townspeople
of River City that their boys
were all delinquent and
needed to join a marching
band. After collecting money
from their parents for order-
ing instruments and costumes,
he planned to skip town and
leave River City a little "sad-
der but wiser
The only major hitch in
this plan was the lovely Miss
Marian "The Librarian" Paroo
(Elizabeth Lucas), who saw
right through him from the
get-go. Unable to charm her,
Hill began trying to impress
her with downright noble
deeds.
Christine Mayers sup-
ported nobly as the Irish Mrs.
Paroo, Marian's mother. Her
impeccable brogue did much
to redeem the theater
department's notorious lack of
dialect consistency in the past.
A wooden John Darrow II
did his darndest to cavort
merrily as Marian's pre-pu-
bescent brother, and the pow-
ers that were saw fit to inten-
sify his affected lisp with a
microphone for the audience's
amusement. A sweet, if
mooney, Emilia Brown
rounded out the children's cast
as his object of affections.
Conductor Scott Carter
juggled a small orchestra in
the pit very nicely, but the
percussion could have been
better. Unfortunately, the
sound wasn't big enough to
support some of the larger
numbers like "Marian the Li-
brarian
Joe Carow's choreography
was at its best during that
number, as well as "Shipoopi
and saved the crummy-
sounding show-stopper "Sev-
enty-Six Trombones" with en-
thusiastic marching and some
delightfully anachronistic ba-
ton-twirling.
"Iowa Stubborn" showed
off the chorus' ability on a
broad scale, featuring the
beautifully blended voices of a
well-selected cast of towns-
people. Elizabeth Lucas' silver
throat was put to good use in
"My White Knight" and some
lovely duets, and even litde
John Darrow had a grinding
solo that made me want to
put out my eyes with my pen.
Other irritating perfor-
mances included those by the
squeaky Zaneeta Shinn (Jes-
sica Forsythe), whose intent
to be "quirky and humorous"
would have been better facili-
tated by her wearing a sign
reading "I'm a goofy charac-
ter on her forehead.
And I won't fail to men-
tion Mrs. Eulalie Shinn's
town cronies, shrieking paro-
dies of women who awakened
my own latent misogynistic
tendencies. After enduring
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11499
Scorcese fumbles big-time
Bringing Out the Dead
is a reviewer's worst
nightmare
Kenton Bell
StaffWriter
Bringing out the Dead
seems more of an allegory
about the people who com-
mitted suicide due to bore-
dom in this film, and less
about the substantive plot of
the film.
It can be summed up
rather succincdy referring to
the complete and utter lack
thereof. Nicholas Cage, the
perennial pretty-boy of such
cinematic detritus as Raising
Arizona, and oh yes, the
memorable FaceOff stars in
the main role as Frank Pierce,
a paramedic in Gotham's
Hell's kitchen, Gotham being
New York City, and Hell be-
ing the 2-hour run time.
Here's the catch: he sees
the people whose lives he lost
in the process of his job, and
the ghosts ask him why he did
not save them. Pierce re-
sponds has any professional
would: by drinking and taking
a molatov cocktail of intrave-
nous drugs.
Oh, I know that you're
hooked already (Can he make
the ghosts leave him alone?
Will the drug abuse finally
catch up to him?) A wonder-
ful supporting cast will supply
the story turns to facilitate an-
swers.
Ving Rhames oiPulp Fic-
tion Marsellus Wallace fame
(at least when he got raped he
got some music; you only get
Cage stars in another big-budget
bust. (Worldwide Web photo).
dramatic racial cliches) plays
Marcus, an old road-weary
paramedic paired with Pierce.
He serves up such wonderful
bon mots as "This is big,
Daddy and "What's my
Sugar Mommy doing?" One
must pose this question: Why
didn't Scorcese opt for the
crows Heckle and Jekyll from
the old Warner Brothers
films? They at least did a song
and dance number. Ving
Rhames does Amos and Andy
proud.
Patricia Arquette, the ma-
tron saint of full frontal nu-
dity (and what a dramatic role
she played in Lost Highway.
Everyone, say it with me,
"man damn) plays Mary
Burke, the daughter of a
gentleman who has a heart at-
tack, and whom Pierce is sent
to help. The kicker is that the
man wants to die, but the
family is keeping him alive.
Arquette's character is
inane, pointless, blah, blah,
blah, blah, and a few other
adjectives.
Tom Sizemore (Saving
Private Ryan, and nothing
else memorable) plays another
paramedic, a sick and twisted
man who beats more people
than he saves. John
Goodman, the illegitimate
husband to Roseanne Barr,
does a stellar job of playing a
bad actor in a bad movie, truly
Oscar-worthy.
Scorcese, whose body of
work includes Bull Durham,
Casino and Goodfellas, makes a
movie that, above all, should
never have been attempted.
The script is dry, the dialogue
insipid and the acting reminds
me that anyone can be a star,
with a good agent.
This writer can be con-
tacted at
kbell@studentmedia.ecu.edu
The music's in his blood
Kristofferson should
quit his day job
Ryan Kennemur
Senior Writer
Five out of Five Ryans
There are some people out
there that are just pure talent.
Edward Norton and Kevin
Spacey come to mind, but one
thing's for surethey'll never
get to be a celebrated Nash-
ville recording artist.
This brings us to Kris
Kristofferson. You may have
seen him lately in such folks
might remember him from
the quintessential truck drama
"Convoy" or as Mace Mon-
tana, the ring master du jour
in "Big Top Pee Wee
The strange thing is that
even though he's appeared in
more than thirty feature films,
his one true love has always
been, and remains,
songwriting.
As one of the Highway-
men, he and his oudaw bud-
dies Willie "the Taxman"
Nelson, Waylon "the ballad-
eer" Jennings, and Johnny
"grrr" Cash have been turning
the country music industry on
its ear for the past thirty
years.
Though the other group
members went on to have lu-
crative careers in music,
Kristofferson stayed the
course and got nothing out of
it But that's not to say that '
his music went unheard.
His own compositions
have been covered by such
performers as Gladys Knight,
Elvis (the dead one) and
David Allen Coe. More no-
tably, however, is his most fa-
mous song "Me and Bobby
McGee which was made
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11499

ARIES: (March 21-April 20)
Don't believe everything you hear, and make sure to check
your sources and facts. If you find yourself in a tense and
confining situation, call a time out, thinking about the
best approach to take.
TAURUS: (April 21 -May 21)
Use your intellect to solve a particular problem. Keeping your
perspective will help you to hold your temper and avoid
any unnecessary blowups about trivial matters.
GEMINI: (May 22 - June 21)
Use your imagination and ingenuity to make the right im-
pression with those around you, especially in the work-
place.
CANCER: (June 22 - July 23)
Your craving for something different, which could have a
negative effect on something or someone dear to you.
LEO: (July 24-August 23)
Two very opposite qualities need to be combined into a
whole, something which will work best for you.
VIRGO: (August 24 - September 23)
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.
LIBRA: (September 24 - October 23)
Consider all things which are truly of value to you, and put
your your energies behind them.
SCORPIO: (October 24 - November 22)
You value honesty and openess in relationships, and letting
others know this will enhance any bonding which occurs.
SAGITTARIUS: (November 23 - December
21)
Look to positive long-term plans in order to subdue your
anxieties. Make creative ideas attractive by gearing them
to the needs of others.
CAPRICORN: (December 22 - January 20)
Try to overcome any nervousness you may feel, your support
will no doubt turn the tide.
AQUARIUS: (January 21 - February 19)
Keep a close watch on activities at home to insure a positive
outcome.
PISCES' (February 20 - March 20)
If a spat occurred between you and a loved one - find com-
mon ground where both of you can get what you need
most now. Listen to others' ideas and broaden your per-
spective.
IF THIS WEEK IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Plan for an escape re
treat to relax and enjoy all around you, and you will be �ur-
pri�Jatlw��qiikldyyoureiWKyiirejuveiuted.
An unlikely mix makes good
Feel Love Fury is getting noticed.
(World Wide Web photo).
Patrick "all around great
guy" McMahon
StaffWriter
I got a call from my edi-
tor at 5 p.m. Friday evening
informing me that I needed
to review a band. Super. I
had to pick out a band wor-
thy enough of my time to re-
view. 1 flipped open my
trusty Attic schedule book
and guess what happened?
Nothing really, I just saw
that Treading Evans was
playing and I said to myself,
"Hey you handsome stud,
this looks cool So I went.
Thank God I did. Upon
arrival I noticed the opening
band was playing to a full
back bar, only about a dozen
people on the front dance
floor. What a damn shame.
These guys were really solid
and had a heavy, almost
southern rock sound that
was a joy to listen to.
The band, Feel Love
Fury out of Wilmington, got
my attention earlier in the
day when they did an inter-
view on WZMB 91.3. The
literally had me clenching
my stomach in pain from
laughing so hard. I guess the
best way to describe their
sound is that it is full, with
heavy guitar and lead vocal
action.
A song that really stood
out was "Don't off their new
self-tided album. I was kinda
miffed that more people
didn't see this show. I know
they would have enjoyed it.
For more on this great band
(they really are cool guys),
check out
www.feellovefury.com.
After a very very brief in-
terlude, the always entertain-
ing "Dog" (the bassist for
Treading Evans) came out
and the slighdy larger crowd
showed its appreciation. I
don't know what it is about
this guy, but he's just a natural-
onstage. Anyone who saw
him play with nameless? can
attest to that. In fact, his the-
atrics sometimes drew my at-
tention away from the band as
a whole, which can be taken
any way you want, I guess.
Aside from the "Dog"
show, the band was churning
out really solid music with a
heavy, melodic sound. They
use what 1 call "emotional"
hooks, kinda like how Pearl
Jam starts their songs slow
and then builds into an in-
credible crescendo, but with-
out the perfection that Pearl
Jam possesses. They pull off
the "emotional" wave profes-
sionally, without all the crap
that muddles music nowadays.
There are very few bands that
give me a feeling that they are
going to really amount to any-
thing in the long run, but this
band gave me that feeling.
With the right direction
and management, the song
"Rob's Closet" could be their
big break.
Tbis writer can be contacted at
imumatmmfitmkmtmeJiaMujdK
THEATER
continued from page5
their rendition of "Pickalittle"
once, I was unpleasandy sur-
prised to hear it repeated later
in the show.
A sweet duet of "Till
There Was You with a kiss
between Lucas and Allison,
added a Hollywood glow, to
the production, which was a
nice touch.
Bumps aside, the cast was
excellent, the music lively and
the scenery simple enough to
facilitate focus on the charac-
ters. I liked "The Music
Man and think that the the-
ater department should be
proud to have presented it.
Tbis writer can be contacted at
fountainbead9ttudentmeduLetu.edu
SPIKED
continued from page 2
having fun in the chaos.
The Party is one of your
classic slapstick comedies of
errors. I was very surprised
by the love story, and how
well it was done. This is not
up to the caliber of the Pink
Panther movies, but is still
quite good and I recommend
that y'all go rent it.
Tbis writer can be contacted at
hmitbtystudentmedia.ecu.edu





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They came, they saw, they danced at the Willis building Saturday night.
The Lindy Hop was the dance du jour
Cleopatra uses her charms on a hap
less lad
Spins are easy, if you're wearing athletic shoes
Dancer Sarah Weaver tries to escape, but can't
An impromptu lesson gets blood pumping

Everyone does the "Big Apple but not everyone does it well
Richard Badu and his partner dance some
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