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ANNUAL FEASTING
36 days to go until 2000
NEWS BRIEFS
Holiday Announcements
Classes will meet on Wednesday, origi-
nally scheduled to be part of Thanksgiving
Break. Monday's classes will meet to help
make up for the days of classes missed due
to the hurricane and the floods.
ECU will be closed Thursday and Friday
for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Sports
The ECU basketball team will take on
Wisconsin-Green Bay at 7 p.m. tonight at
Minges Coliseum.
Volunteers Needed
Volunteers who
are interested in
knitting or cro-
cheting hats are
needed by the
Leo W. Jenkins
Cancer
Center's "Hats
with Hugs" pro-
gram. The hats are donated to cancer pa-
tients who have lost their hair. No previous
knitting or crocheting experience is neces-
sary. The group will meet from noon-1 p.m.
oh Tuesday, Nov. 30 in the Surgical Confer-
ence Room on the second floor of the Can-
cer Center. For more information call 816-
7867.
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is
looking for people to donate their used cars
to be sold at auction or for parts. Of the pro-
ceeds collected, 70 percent will go to sup-
port programs in research, patient services,
organ donation and public education. Dona-
tions are eligible for tax deduction. For more
information call 1-800-488-CARS (1-800-
468-2277).
Study Abroad
The Office of International Affairs will be
sponsoring information tables to let students
know more about the international exchange
-program and studying abroad. The tables
Will be out on Wednesday on the first floor of
GCB.
Parking Lot Closed
Visitors of Pitt County Memorial Hospital
(PCMH) will be asked to park in an em-
ployee lot across from the hospital and Moye
Boulevard from Nov. 29-Dec. 5 while the
main visitor parking lot undergoes mainte-
nance. Signs and parking staff will help di-
rect visitors to the designated parking lot,
and employee parking will be moved to other
lots to make room for visitor parking. Hospi-
tal officials thank visitors for their coopera-
tion and apologize for any inconvenience
this maintenance may cause.
! Fine Arts Presentations
The East Carolina Playhouse presents
"Gardenia" tonight at 8 p.m. in McGinnis
Theatre.
An Opera Theatre Production will take
place tonight at 8 p.m. in A.J. Fletcher Re-
cital Hall. For more information or to reserve
tickets, call 328-6851 or 328-4370.
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�� The results of last week's question:
Would you tear down the
goalposts if the Pirates won?
WKYES MNO
Pirates sail to victory against Wolfpack
ECU beats NCSU
with score of 26-3
Stephen Schramm
SPORTS EDITOR
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corelines across the
country flashed the re
suits of Saturday's
ECU beat N.C. State, 26-
game.
3.
The score alone did not tell
of the full effect of the Pirates'
win. The final tally did not com-
pletely show what the game
meant to the team, the coac'h
and the school.
The fact that the Pirates were
able to host the 'Pack was a tes-
tament to years of hard work.
"There have been hundreds
and hundreds of people over the
years that have pushed this thing
forward said Head Coach Steve
Logan. "Today, in that we did
indeed have them come here to
play a football game, and it was
a real classy event, I think. I think
it was 'mission accomplished so
to speak, for those men and all
of those people that put a lot of
work into it. I was very, very
privileged to be a part of it
N.C. State had never played
the Pirates in Greenville prior to
Saturday's contest. All but two of
the teams previous 21 meetings
had been held in Raleigh's
Carter-Finley Stadium.
"They found out what it
meant to come to a stadium that
we've been doing for 21 years
Logan said. "We've been doing
that, and it's tough, and our fans
deserve a lot of credit
50,092 fan packed the stands
of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The
crowd broke the stadium atten-
dance record set in September,
when the Pirates hosted Duke.
"It was great. Coming out
Jubilant Pirate fans storm Bagwell Field at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium and take down the goalposts in a celebration of victory over long-time rival N.C. State,
(photo by Emily Richardson)
there and seeing the whole sta-
dium packed, it felt great said
quarterback David Garrard. "I
think it kind of got to them a
little bit because they couldn't
hear as well
The win was Logan's 51st as
head coach of the Pirates, and
this makes him the all-time
winningest coach in ECU foot-
ball history. Logan passes
Clarence Stasavich who won 50
games as head coach from 1962
to 1969.
"Going into the game, we
were talking about it all week
Garrard said. "Getting this vic-
tory for Coach Logan because he
deserved it. We thought he de-
served it. We went out today and
executed; we finally got this vic-
tory for him
For the Pirate seniors who
were on the team when the
Wolfpack beat ECU in 1997, the
win had added significance.
"I had a picture up on my
locker from the day that we got
beat two years ago said line-
backer, Jeff Kerr. "I had a big pic-
ture of N.C. State tearing down
the goalposts. I didn't have that
picture up there for me, 1 had it
up there for the rest of the team.
Because I was there, I've seen it.
It's been ingrained in my mind.
The only way that it can be
erased is if we win today, and our
fans are tearing down those goal
posts
Given the rivalry between the
two schools, the win will be cher-
ished by the seniors.
"You know how the big ri-
valry is between ECU and N.C.
State. I'm going to be very proud
to say that I was part of East Caro-
lina and we beat those guys said
senior Kwabena Green.
This writer can be contacted at
sports9studentmedia.ecu.edu.
SGA approves increase in student activity fees
Cost raised by
less than five percent
Terra Steinbeiser
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
The SGA held its annual
meeting to discuss recommenda-
tions for increasing student fees
for the 2000-01 school year Mon-
day evening.
During this meeting, the SGA
legislature listened to and ques-
tioned the requests of different
university operations to deter-
mine their projected financial
needs for the next school year.
After each department and op-
eration had made its presenta-
tion, and once the legislature felt
it had enough information to
make a decision, the discussion
and recommendation process
within SGA began.
The issue which sparked the
most heated debate concerned
the requested $15 increase for
the athletic department. Barry
Brickman, the athletic business
manager, spoke for the depart-
ment in place of Athletic Direc-
tor Mike Hamrick, who was un-
able to attend the meeting. Many
representatives expressed reser-
vations about approving such an
increase because they believe the
department is not doing its best
to accommodate all students.
Several, such as Ted Howard
of the rules and judicial commit-
tee, used the unavailability of
student tickets for this past
Saturday's football game against
NCSU as an example of this. Still,
other members of the legislature
tried to emphasize that much of
the additional money will be
used to pay the join-up fee for
Conference USA, which many
feel is the first step towards real
recognition for ECU. The SGA
then recommended that the ath-
letic department receive a10 in-
crease.
After continued debate and
compromise, SGA members
came to a consensus regarding
their recommendations for in-
Athletic Business Manager Barry Brickman defends the athletic
department's request for a $15 increase in student activity fees, (photo by
Emily Richardson)
creasing student fees. SGA Trea-
surer Overton Harper reminded
members of the legislature to take
their voting seriously.
"What is suggested by SGA is
usually done he said.
These recommendations will
be taken into consideration by
the Board of Trustees, who will
vote on the increase in Decem-
ber. In turn, the recommenda-
tions of the BOT will be reviewed
and considered by the Board of-1
Governors of the UNC System to
determine the final and definite
increase of student fees.
Typically, student fees are
raised no more than five percent
from the amount of the previous
year. If the SGA's recommenda-
tions are approved, the fee in-
crease for the 2000-01 school
year will be less than five percent.
This writer can be contacted at
tsteinbeiser@istudentmedia.ecu.edu.
Opportunities available
to help those in need
Volunteers needed at
community centers
Angela Harne
STAFF WRITER
It is a time of thanks, and
volunteers are spreading the
spirit of Thanksgiving by par-
ticipating in various programs.
Last Thursday at the
Greenville Food Bank, local
companies donated pallets of
NC-grown sweet potatoes and
turkeys for families still strug-
gling with the aftermath of
Floyd. The donations will be
distributed to 80 agencies in 10
eastern NC counties.
According tojudy Baker, di-
rector of the volunteer pro-
gram, campus volunteers are
involved in many activities
that have already begun and
will last through the holiday
season.
"We just finished up the
blood drive Baker said. "We
are sponsoring a canned food
drive for the Little Willy pro-
gram. Last week volunteers
went to Spring Arbor Assisted
Living and served a Thanksgiv-
ing dinner to residents, and we
have a group of volunteers that
will be going to the Shelter for
Battered Women to cook
meals
Baker added that the Power-
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Student ActivityFee IncreaseProposals
SGA
Current feesProp. IncreaseRecommendation
Student Funds:
SGA$9.75$2$11.75
Media$18.75$0$18.75
Fine Arts$4V0$4
Special Funds:
Recreational Services$100$0$118
SFAO$3$0$3
Minges Operations$6$0$6
Student Union Programs:$96$8
MSC Operations$104
Athletic Fee$244$15$254
Student Health Fee$154$10$164
Education & TechnolQKV
Fee$77.5015$50.50
TOTAL MANDATORY
STUDENT FEES:$756$40$789
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Strength and Conditioning
Athletic Building breaks ground
New complex to
unite coliseum, stadium
Angela Harne
STAFF WRITER
Another step toward enhancing ECU student ath-
letics was taken Saturday in the groundbreaking of the
multi-million dollar Strength and Conditioning Ath-
letic Building.
The ceremony began with opening words from
Chancellor Richard Eakin and a presentation of plaques
to special university friends.
"We had a vision and now it has come true Eakin
said. "And in a couple of years we will be able to enjoy
the athletic building
Eakin presented a plaque to N.C. Senator Ed War-
ren with words of thanks.
"Ed is dear friend Eakin said. "He has been very
helpful with our new strength and conditioning vision.
He was able to get us a $2 million grant
Warren received a plaque engraved 'In Apprecia-
tion for Securing $2 million for Strength and Condi-
tioning Building
Eakin thanked Pete Murphrey and Walter Williams,
both Pirate Club members, for their outstanding vol-
unteer work and presented them each with a plaque.
"Pete and Walter worked very hard to raise private
funding Eakin said. "Their 'Kickoff to Victory' cam-
paign helped raise money for our new building. I thank
them for their outstanding volunteer leadership and
hard work
Murphrey and Williams also expressed their grati-
tude.
"I feel good about the changes to campus
Murphrey said. "We needed advancement we had a
dream and it became a reality. The people made it hap-
pen the loyal supporters.
There used to be a day when people would say, 'ECU
who?' Those days are gone because of the people. It's
my pleasure, gain and reward to be a part of the great
ECU family
"I think we've always gotten more for our buck com-
pared to our competition Williams said. "It is time
for our alums to get on the boat we are becoming
the best. I am proud to be a part of this superb com-
mittee
"Now let's go beat State he said.
Director of Athletics Mike Hamrick, expressed
thanks to Warren by presenting him with an official
game ball.
"We are celebrating a victory Hamrick said. "We've
had great leaders and volunteers who have made this
happen it's a major achievement for ECU.
"This is a big day for ECU State has come to play
on our home turf for the first time. No matter the out-
come, Sen. Ed Warren had been a key player
According to Hamrick, the new building, also
known as the Pirate Club Multi-Purpose Building, will
will take up 52,600 square feet between Minges Coli-
seum and Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
"It will connect the stadium and Minges from the
end zone Hamrick said. "It will join basketball and
football together as one
Hamrick also said the construction will cost the
$10,700,000, all of which will be paid by Pirate Club
members. The lower level will contain 22 square feet
for a strength area. The upper level will hold a banquet
multi-purpose room which will hold 500 guests, a re-
cruiting academic room and a student athletic room.
The strength and conditioning building is planned
to be opened by 2001.
Among those who participated in the
groundbreaking were: Chancellor Eakin, Sen. Warren,
Hamrick, Williams, Murphrey, Chair of the Board of
Trustees Phil Dickson, Vice Chair of the Board of Trust-
ees Charles Franklin, Pirate Club member Diane
Murphrey, Executive Director of AthleticsPirate Club
Dennis Young, Director of Planning Facilities Bruce Flye
and construction ownerarchitect Lee Nichols.
This writer can be
aharne@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
contacted at
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nursing homes, is making Thanks-
giving baskets filled with non-per-
ishable foods. In addition, the
Adopt-a-Grandparent program is
going on with EC Care.
ODK Honors Society is sponsor-
ing "T's and Tales an outreach ef-
fort to collect books and T-shirts for
students at Pattillo Elementary
School. Baker states that this school
lost everything in the flood.
"It's an ongoing effort Baker
said. "We are working with a school
social worker to make sure the chil-
dren get all that they need. Our first
load of supplies will be taken to the
school on Dec. 3. We are also plan-
ning to take the children to see a
production of Charlotte's Web
Residence halls are also good
sources of volunteer help during
Thanksgiving and the holiday sea-
son. Blanche Anti of University
Housing Services affirmed that the
residence halls participate in vari-
ous community outreach programs.
"Each residence hall decides
what they want to do Anti said,
"whether it be donating clothes,
toys or non-perishable foods to the
needy. Supplies are usually collected
through the holiday season
According to Mary Ellen Bragaw,
Pitt County Social Services supervi-
sor, local churches hold Thanksgiv-
ing luncheons.
"York Memorial and St. Gabriel
churches sponsor a yearly Joy Soup
Kitchen for needy people and fami-
lies in the area Bragaw said.
Sally Williamson, a social ser-
vices employee, said that Corner
Church supplies the elderly with
Thanksgiving baskets filled with
non-perishable foods.
Baker encourages students to
volunteer.
"There are many opportunities
available Baker said. "We have
wonderful programs students can
get involved with, whether it be an
individual project or a group one.
Please join our great volunteer pro-
gram
This writer can be contacted at
aharne@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
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Wednesday because it's World AIDS
Day said Beth Credle, a graduate
student in charge of the week's
preparations, "We're co-sponsoring
the candlelight vigil with PiCASO
(Pitt County AIDS Service Organi-
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tables out in front of Student
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Dining Hall for a brief reception.
Throughout the week there will
be different places around campus
handing out information and rib-
bons for students to wear to show
their support for AIDS awareness.
According to Heather Zophy, a
health educator, ECU falls in with
the national trend in terms of the
reported STD and HIV infection
rates. About one person in SOO is
infected with the HIV virus, while
one in four college students have
contracted some other kind of STD.
"You have to remember when
looking at the HIV rates that the
numbers only represent a fraction
of the actual number of cases �
probably only 20 percent of the true
infection rate said Barry Elmore,
outreach coordinator for PiCASO.
"A lot of people don't know they've
contracted the virus, so it goes un-
reported
Elmore stressed the importance
of being tested regularly for HI V and
AIDS for those who are sexually ac-
tive.
"Homosexuals are more likely to
go and be tested than heterosexu-
als for some reason, although we're
now seeing more new cases with
heterosexuals he said.
Being diagnosed with any STD
can be an upsetting and frighten-
ing ordeal. While ECU does not of-
fer any counseling or support
groups for those who suffer from
HIV or other STD infections, stu-
dents can go to PiCASO for these
services.
"We work so closely with
PiCASO that we refer students to
them if they need that type of sup-
port said Dr. Betty Straub, direc-
tor of health promotions.
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held a race relations forum to pro-
mote harmony and understanding
between races and cultures while
recognizing the old adage, that we
are more alike than we are differ-
ent.
"It is designed to create a dia-
logue within the ECU family said
Na'im Akbar, co-chairperson of the
Minority Student Coalition. "Our
goals here are all the same-to attain
a higher education
Akbar, members of the coalition
and a number of guests joined in
Mendenhall Student Center to at-
tempt to develop ideas for improv-
ing acceptance of diversity, an ac-
ceptance that the coalition feels be-
gins with ECU staff.
"We are all operating on auto
pilot until someone comes along
and takes us out of auto pilot said
Tyrone Bledsoe, forum guest speaker
and vice president of student life at
N.C. Weslyan.
According to Akbar, it is the
coalition's hope to take students at
ECU out of the "auto pilot" mode
and encourage more social interac-
tion between cultures.
"We can communicate Akbar
said. "We need to realize that the
value of our existence is in our di-
versity
Junior Latoya Davis attended the
forum for that reason.
"I came to see the views of the
faculty and how they feel about the
race relations on campus Davis
said. "In order for change to take
place, it needs to start at the top.
Students will mirror what they see
the faculty and staff doing
The key to improving relations,
in Davis' opinion, "is taking time
out and getting to know one an-
other and putting aside stereotypes
that have been programmed into
our minds
"It's not an issue of black and
white said senior Jim Tontania, an
international student. "We have
over 70 international students here
that often feel misunderstood and
not a part of the family. It is our
goal, at this forum, to implement
the staff so they can educate stu-
dents on diversity
Freshman Ernest Daily was
present at the event. He believes
that there is a need for change.
"We have one of the most di-
verse campuses in North Carolina
Daily said. "Yet we continually sepa-
rate ourselves into groups
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UHS receives new life-saying device
da Vinci project
reduces recovery time
Carolyn Herold
STAFF WRITER .
The Heart Center of Univer-
sity Health Systems has recently
bought a cutting-edge, computer-
assisted surgical system called "da
Vinci" for $1 million from the
California-based Intuitive Surgi-
cal. This system is predicted to
change the way heart surgeries
are done and shorten patients'
recovery period.
"We'll be able to perform op-
erations with this surgical device
that have never been imagined
previously said Dr. Randolph
Chitwood, director of the UHS
Heart Center.
The da Vinci system uses
three robotic arms that are in-
serted into a patient's chest
through small, pencil eraser-sized
incisions. One arm holds a tiny
camera with multiple lenses. It
projects a three-dimensional
view of the heart to the surgeon.
The other two arms hold pencil-
sized instruments in "wrists" de-
signed for free movement in the
chest.
Specialized computer equip-
ment transfers the surgeon's ex-
act hand movements, made from
the surgeon's master control con-
sole on joysticks, to precise move-
ments of the surgical instruments
inside the chest.
The School of Medicine and
the teaching hospital will be one
of two national testing sites for
the new system, Ohio State's
medical center being the other.
"The visualization of the sur-
gical area is tremendous said Dr.
Robert Michler, chief of
cardiothoracic surgery at OSU's
university medical center. "The
hand controls are also very pre-
cise with every movement being
exactly replicated by the robotic
arms
The da Vinci system is already
in use in European hospitals spe-
cializing in minimally invasive
surgery. There have been about
100 cardiac surgeries, and ISO
general surgeries done with the
device. ECU will begin running
laboratory trials after installa-
tion, which is awaiting final FDA
approval.
ECU proposes its first clinical
study in early 2000 on inside of.
the heart operations. Chitwood
plans to do the first intracardtac
surgery in the US in January.
While in Leipzig in February,
Chitwood was the first American
to perform a mitral valve repair
with this new system.
"The da Vinci computer as-
sisted surgery device will allow
us to now work inside the heart
as if the surgeon is deep inside
the chest cavity Chitwood said.
"This robotic device is a begin-
ning of a new era in surgery, and
will be applied to many differ-
ent areas. We believe that this is
the pathway to a truly endo-
scopic coronary artery bypass
and heart valve surgery
The first surgery with the da
Vinci system was done on Sept.
2, by Ohio State's Michler. Chris
Bolles, a 48-year-old science
teacher from Columbus, Ohio
had a bypass surgery done.
"This is the way surgery will
be done in the next century
Bolles said. "I just kind of felt
it was good for me and good
in general to contribute to that
"The entire operation went
well from start to finish Michler
said. "The robotic system al-
lowed us to operate with truly
amazing ease and precision. I see
this technology as a break-
through for medicine in that it
will allow surgeons to perform
operations using incisions in the
chest wall that are much smaller
than those that are normally re-
quired
The da Vinci system will
greatly reduce the recovery time
of heart surgery.
With more invasive methods,
there is a several week recovery
time. With this new system, pa-
tients complete the recovery pro-
cess in about two weeks.
This writer can be contacted at
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Day-after Delicacies
It's the three days after Thanksgiving and they are
still trying to feed you those leftovers. Here are
some recipes on how to add some pizzazz to that
turkey.
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1 cup cubed leftover turkey
12 cup cooked spaghetti, chopped into small
12 cup sliced, sauteed mushrooms
2 tablespoons fresh bread crumbs mixed with
softened butter
5 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
� Either purchase ready-made cream sauce or, if
you have the time, make your own from your fa-
vorite collection. Allow it to simmer for three min-
utes once it is done. Add turkey, spaghetti and
mushrooms to cream sauce and stir to combine.
Place mixture in a greased baking dish. Sprinkle
with the buttered bread crumbs and Parmesan
cheese. Bake in oven preheated to 375 for about
15 minutes or until topping has browned and mix-
ture is bubbling. Serve immediately.
Great Leftover Turkey Pockets
2 cups leftover turkey, chopped
14-ounce package cream cheese
Salt and pepper (to taste)
2 tablespoons minced onion
2 packages Pillsbury Crescent dough
1 can cream of mushroom soup
12 cup milk or water
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key. In a bowl, mix minced turkey with cream
cheese, salt, pepper and onion. Open and care-
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them as directed on the canbox. Spoon out mix-
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1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed and
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Nordic Night offers ticket to higher learning
Exchange program
draws interested students
Jennifer Brown
STAFF WRITER
Pekka Pirttiato and professor Beverly Harju discuss the
benefits of travel, (photo courtesy of Emily Richardson)
Students are offered many opportunities to enrich
their college experience, but few are as appealing as
the possibility of spending either a year or a semester
in another country, learning about culture as well as
academics.
Nordic Night, a time for students and faculty to ex-
change their thoughts and perspectives on traveling
abroad during college, was held Thursday at the Inter-
national House. Students interested in pursuing their
studies in Finland and Sweden were welcomed to come,
in addition to students who are visiting from Finland
and Sweden. The meeting informed interested students
of ways they can travel abroad while still receiving a
college education.
"It was an opportunity to share information about
our Student Exchange program here at ECU said Linda
McGowan, overseas opportunity coordinator for the
International House.
There are currently seven students at ECU from Fin-
land and Sweden. Psychology professor Beverly Hartu
will be traveling to Finland this spring to teach.
"My family is from Finland and I have been trying
to go now for several years Hariu said. "And It Is a
really cool place to go
Both Samantha Johnson and Courtney Potter, from
Kernersvllle, NC, will have the opportunity to become
exchange students this spring. They will be traveling
to the northern part of Finland to attend the Univer-
sity of Lapland. Both are majoring in child develop-
ment and family relations, birth through kindergarden
education.
"I can't wait to go abroad! Johnson said. "I'm ex-
cited
Potter is ecstatic about being able to take different
classes.
"I will get to take art and photography classes, which
I wouldn't have normally had the time to do Potter
said.
Inka Haapakoski, from Finland, will be spending
two semesters at ECU. She is majoring in business and
economics. So far, Haapakoski is enjoying her time here.
"I like it very much�especially the weather
See EXCHANGE, page 6
HANlKflMNfl RIIILT AROUND FOOD, FAMILY
Feasting hoiiday
established without Pilgrims
Susan Wright
FEATURES EDITOR
Thanksgiving is a time for eating
turkey, ham, pies, candied sweet
potatoes, cranberry sauce, about
anything else that can fit on a table and giving
thanks that there are all these wonderful foods.
Family, football and food are the main themes
of this holiday, but originally, there were none
of the familiar pilgrims that decorate walls and
tables today.
The first Thanksgiving is now thought to be
that fateful day in 1621 after the Pilgrims had
survived their first year in the New World.
According to Plymouth-on-line, "The first na-
tional Thanksgiving was declared in 1777 by the
Continental Congress and others were declared
from time to time until 1815. The holiday then
reverted to being a regional observance until
1863, when two national days of Thanksgiving
were declared, one celebrating the victory at
Gettysburg on Aug. 6, and the other the first of
our last-Thursday-in-November annual Thanks-
givings
It was more than 150 years between the time
that the Pilgrims celebrated their first year of sur-
viving until Thanksgiving was declared a holi-
day. Even after 150 years, the Pilgrims were not
associated with this holiday.
The first time that Thanksgiving was symboli-
cally associated with the Pilgrims was in 1841 and
it was Alexander Young who associated the holi-
day with the 1621 Pilgrim dinner. Up until that
time, it was a day to eat with family and enjoy
lots and lots of turkey.
Some of the food that is eaten on Thanksgiv-
ing is very similar throughout the nation. Tur-
key, mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy are
served at almost every table, but there are also
regional specialities.
In the South, sweet potato souffle and collard
greens often grace the table as well. In Baltimore,
sauerkraut is served at Thanksgiving. Traditionally
Northern foods are Mincemeat pie and Rhubarb pie.
Many people have food favorites that their fam-
i ily has served every single year and if these
' are missing, their holi-
day would be con-
sidered incom-
plete.
"We always
have turkey,
yams, rolls, gravy
and pig pickin'
cake said Andrea
Menichelli, senior.
A pig pickin'cake
is a yellow cake
flavored with
mandarin or-
anges, pine-
apples and cov-
ered in Cool
, Whip.
"My favor-
' ite food is tur-
key and gravy
Menichelli
said.
Not every-
body has the
same favorites.
Jennifer
Serraut, a senior,
will not eat any-
thing except for
ham and biscuits
on Thanksgiving. In
the future when she is
preparing dinner for her
family however, she will
make the full spread with
mashed potatoes, turkey, and
everything else traditional, not omitting ham and
biscuits, for her family.
Sarika Daftuar, freshman, enjoys the traditional
turkey and mashed potatoes. Daftuar also enjoys a
family speciality on Thanksgiving.
"I love pineapple pie Daftuar said.
Although all three women have different fa-
vorite foods, they all agree that Thanksgiving is a
time for celebrating with family and friends. Both
Daftuar and Menichelli
wanted to have a bigger
family there for the
holidays, and the ac-
tivities of the day re-
volved around eat-
ing and clean up.
Another thing
that the three
women had In
common was the
role of the women
in the house. Re-
gardless of which
generation of the
family typically did
the cooking, it was al-
ways the women who
cook and clean up after-
wards.
"On Thanksgiving, we
sleep while momma cooks,
and then we wait for the
family to come over
Menichelli said. "We typi-
cally begin dinner at 1
p.m and we talk and remi-
nisce until 5. After that, we
begin dividing up the left-
overs
In Serraut's family, the
children play, the men sit
in the living room and
watch football, Ole Miss
and Mississippi State play
every year on Thanksgiving
day, and the women clean up
all the dishes.
"Sometimes I'm nice, and I
help dry Serraut said.
There is a set Thanksgiving ritual in most fami-
lies as well as a list of foods that will be on the
table every year. Food and family have always
been part of the holiday, even before the pilgrims
were considered part of this feasting day.
Tnis writer can be contacted at
features@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
Some RAs stay
for the holidays
Academic year
halls stay secure
MISCELLANEA
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Kenton Bell
STAFF WRITER
Ryan Kennemur
SENIOR WRITER
Thanksgiving has finally arrived, and many students
are leaving on a mission to seek out turkey, dressing
and cranberry sauce that's shaped like a can, while a
select few have opted to stay behind.
Though most are closing, there are academic year
residence halls which will remain open for the dura-
tion of the holiday break. Since some students will be
staying, so must a small number of residence advisers.
"Basically, we need one RA per dormitory for vari-
ous reasons said Manny Amaro, director of Univer-
sity Housing. "The residence halls need to be checked
to make sure everything is secure and all the locks are
locked; then the RAs get to go on with business as usual
in their own respective dorms. The only real difference
that occurs for the RAs that are staying is that they
don't have to do the programming that is usually war-
ranted when the dorms are full
Amanda Wiznaik, a returning Belk RA who stayed
during Thanksgiving last year, has mixed emotions re-
garding the overtime work.
"The worst part was having to stay indoors at all
times because I was always on call and on duty
Wiznaik said. "And also, most everyone went home or
somewhere for the holiday, and it was pretty boring
See RA page 6
Movie Mayhem
�In Raiders of the Lost Ark there is a wall carving of R2-
D2 and C-3P0 behind the ark.
�Walt Disney holds the world record for the most Acad-
emy Awards won by one person. He has won twenty
statuettes, and twelve other plaques and certificates.
�There is a statuette of R2-D2 attached to the model of
the mother-ship from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
and on the Borg ship on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
�James Bond's car had three different license plates in
Goldfinger.
�In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy's last name is Gail. It is
shown on the mail box.
�Betty Boop is a redhead. She appeared in her only color
cartoon, Cinderella, with red hair.
�The stop-motion puppet for King Kong was covered
with rabbit fur.
Red Dawn was the first movie to have a PG-13 rating.
�In E.T The Extra Terrestrial, there was a matte paint-
ing which showed all the fast food restaurant chains
in the world along one street, and a drive-in movie
theater showing Star Wars.
�In Star Wars, the aliens playing in the band are played
by members of the ILM creature shop, including Phil
Tippett and the executive p-oducer.
'Jaws is the first movie ever to make over $100 mil-
lion- - �
�In The Empire Strikes Back, there is a potato hidden in
the asteroid field.
�In Return of the ledi, there is a tennis shoe hidden
among the rebel fleet.
�There are Star Wars ships hidden in Star Trek: First Con-
tact, Space Balls and Independence Day, among others.
�The eye pieces on the borg in Star Trek: First Contact,
flash in Morse code, spelling out the names of several
members of the production team.
�Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during
World War II were made of wood.
�During the chariot scene in Ben Hur, a small red car
can be seen in the distance.
�They had to use nearly nine '58 Plymouth Furys for
Christine. Only one survived the whole movie.
'Wayne's World was filmed in two weeks.
'Pulp Fiction cost $8 million to make-$5 million of
which went to the actors' salaries.
�All of the clocks in Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.
�The extras in the battle scenes in the movie Braveheart
were reserves in the Irish army.
�In the beginning scene of Mulan, the crypt of Mulan's
family has writing that is actually the movie's credits.
�In 2001, writer Arthur C. Clark has a cameo. He is the
old man on a park bench in an early shot.
�In As Good As it Gets, Helen Hunt's clothes are wet In
one scene with a bra, and in the the next scene are dry
with no bra.
�In the 1963 movie TTie Birds, none of the attacking
birds cast a shadow.
�In Ben Hur, one scene in which a person is ran over by
a chariot is real. The movie company had to pay the
family of the deceased millions in order to use the film
from the accident.
Challenge Question:
Which were the Confederate States?
This writer can be contacted at
kbell@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
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Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999
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EXCHANGE
from page 5
The flags of Finland (left) and Sweden (right). (Photos from
World Wide Web)
Haapakoski said.
Anna Rounaja, also from Finland, will be spending
two semesters at ECU as well. She has already spent a
year studying in Paris, France. The education system
here is quite different, according to Rounaja.
"In Finland, you have to pass a test to be able to
attend a university Rounaja said. "Once you pass that
test, the government pays for your education and even
gives you so much money per month to live on
Although the government may take care of the ex-
penses of pursuing higher education, the students are
responsible for their own learning and academic suc-
cess.
"Finland universities have taught me to be very in-
dependent Rounaja said. "We do not have advisers.
The government pays for our education, but we are
responsible f6r going to class and getting that educa-
tion
Although the university systems are different
throughout the world, traveling to enhance the col-
lege experience is worthwhile.
This writer can be contacted at
jbrown@studentmedia.ecu.edu
RA
from page 5
just sitting around. But on the other hand, it was worth
it because we were compensated and I had no reason
to go home, anyway
Students receive special benefits when they are
hired as an RA to compensate for the limitations on
their time at home with their family and friends.
"To begin with, our RAs are given a free single room,
a meal plan with nine meals a week and a salary of
$400 said Carolus Brown, assistant director of Hous-
ing Services. "Then, if they opt to stay with us during
the holiday they are paid an extra amount, depend-
ing on the length of the holiday andor how long they
remain on duty
According to former Jones RAs, the money is viewed
as money to pay for the meals that they have to pur-
chase because they cannot leave the dorms while they
are on duty. Usually, at least one RA in an academic
year hall is willing to stay.
"Out of the 120 RAs that we have on campus, only
one is required to stay in each residence hall Brown
said. "In most cases, there's someone in each dorm who
either isn't going home to begin with or wishes to earn
more money
Whatever the reason for staying may be, the RAs'
dedication is appreciated by the students.
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While athletes certainly deserve
good facilities and athletics are an
' integral part of this university, one
just needs to consider the State-
Ed! ticket fiasco to wonder if the
money will be spent to all students'
benefit. For that reason, we agree
with the SGA that the athletic
department deserves a10
increase, and not the proposed $15.
OURVIEW
During every semester vacation, all students receive their tuition bill.
While ECU is one of the least expensive schools in the state, these bills can
add up. And, considering the expenses that all students have (books, clothes
and the occasional movie), it does not come cheap.
So, when it comes time for the Student Government Association to
decide if our student fees should be increased, every student should be
paying close attention. Last night, our SGA heard from many departments
and organizations why each should be given more money for the next
year. Student Health, CIS, ECU Transit and the athletics department all
vied for budget increases.
We believe that student fee increases are inevitable. Usually, there is a
five percent increase every year, and if the Board of Trustees and the UNC
Board of Governors follow through on our SGA's recommendations, the
2000-2001 increase should be slightly below the standard increase.
So, should our student fees be raised? The answer is yes, if there is a
need. Everyone can agree that Student Health Services certainly deserves
the money to update its facilities and keep our fellow students healthy.
However, while athletes certainly deserve good facilities and athletics
are an integral part of this university, one just needs to consider the State-
ECU ticket fiasco to wonder if the money will be spent to all students'
benefit. For that reason, we agree with the SGA that the athletic depart-
ment deserves a S10 increase, and not the proposed S15. Our SGA dis-
cussed and debated each proposed increased. It is admirable that our
SGA spent the time to consider every students' needs and how higher
student fees might affect them.
So, while we all grumble and complain about having to pay that tu-
ition bill, as long as that money is going to improve ECU and help its
faculty, staff and students, we'll go ahead and sign that check.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Chancellor extends thanks to community, nation
OPINION COLUMN
Greek population seen as elitists, racists
Chris Sachs
STAFF WRITER
This article is the second in an on-going series about
society's unfair generalizations about Greek organiza-
tions.
People say that fraternities are elitists and bigots.
Now, I talked to most of the presidents of the Greek
fraternities, sororities and many other campus groups,
and I found out that of the thousands of people who
attended all the rush parties for the old, established
Greek houses, just a few were African-American. And I
don't think any white guys showed up to the tradi-
tional African-American fraternity rush parties. That is
not racism, that is just personal choice.
People join clubs where they feel the most com-
fortable. No one is at fault; it is what it is. Fraternities
don't make people racist. Once again, if they are racist,
they were before they joined. There are many ethnic
groups involved with fraternities and they are having
a blast. The numbers are small, yes, but remember: The
fraternities only choose from the rush party that shows
up.
As far as elitism is concerned, most frat guys are as
broke as the rest of us, and many have to hold down
jobs to pay their dues. They are not full of rich brats
blowing daddy's money on the fraternity life, most have
to earn their money. When you see those guys and gals
washing cars for tips and selling baked goods and ugly
liquor lamps, they are not trying to buy a new whirl-
pool. That money goes to keep the frat running and
maybe throw a good party. Washing dead bugs off some
old lady's windshield does not sound like an elitist
lifestyle to me. What you call elitism, I call dedication.
And the dues would not be as expensive in the first
place if it were not for the idiots that show up to frat
parties already drunk and stoned, get into trouble and
then the fraternity gets blamed and sued.
People say that the Greek life is a clique and that
you lose your individuality. Well, from as far as I can
see everyone is in a clique. Even the losers who hang
around coffee shops 10 hours a day�the ones with
purple hair, pierced genitalia, shrimp forks shoved
through their noses, who read depressing poetry and
complain that life is boring and meaningless�are in a
clique. The jocks are in a clique. So are the SGA, the
Greenville Chess Club, the purple and gold dancers,
etc.
Everyone that is part of a group of people with simi-
lar interests could be considered a clique. Even the
people who say they are not in a clique and hate them,
are in a clique. You don't lose individuality by being
part of a group.
Many people just complain about frats and sorori-
ties because they had a bad experience with someone
in that frat or sorority. A girl once told me she hated a
particular frat because her ex-boyfriend (who is in that
particular frat) cheated on her. Now she hates that frat
and puts them down.
Now the frat gets a reputation of being unfaithful
womanizers. And I find that the majority of people that
complain about frats and sororities either didn't get
into the one they wanted and are upset, or did not try
to get in, say they hate them all, but go to their parties
anyway. Hypocrisy at its finest.
People say that frat guys are dumb. I found that the
average GPA of a fraternity house is about 2.4 to 2.7.
Now you have to remember that this is an average,
which means that there are those with GPA's above
those figures and some below, these GPA's are not that
far off from the school as a whole and when you take
into account that the GPA's from the people that left
the frat or were expelled from school are still used in
the figures. So when a few bad apples leave, it still spoils
the bunch.
The major contributor to the low GPA's are the
younger, more impressionable freshman and sopho-
mores that have discovered that college is harder than
high school, and the drinking is harder too. Studying
and drinking are both vital to a successful college ca-
reer, and it takes a little while to master the balance of
the two.
But remember no matter what individual members
may do: It's not the frats fault. People have self control
and stupid behavior lies within the person, not the
group.
This writer con be contacted at
csachs@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
Dear Editor,
It is especially appropriate in this
Thanksgiving season that we at East
Carolina University express our ap-
preciation to the friends, neighbors
and strangers throughout North
Carolina and beyond who helped us
recover so quickly from Hurricane
Floyd.
Aid was offered from every quar-
ter. People who had never been on
our campus volunteered in our
flood relie.f center. Residents
throughout Greenville offered to
take in students who were flooded
out of their homes. Our colleagues
at North Carolina State University
lent us their football stadium and
opened their residence halls to our
students. Universities throughout
the state and from New York to
Florida sent money and supplies.
The list goes on and on and we
are immensely grateful. On behalf
of the entire East Carolina Univer-
sity community 1 offer heartfelt
thanks to everyone who volun-
teered, who contributed, who sent
good wishes and concern and who
kept us in their thoughts and
prayers.
I am pleased to report that ECU
is back at work teaching, learning
and searching for new knowledge
and serving the people of North
Carolina, the state and the nation.
Repairs to campus facilities have
been completed; calender adjust-
ments allowed us to recoup for all
but four of our missed dass days;
fall commencement will take place
as scheduled on Dec. 11; and spring
semester will begin as planned on
Jan. 10.
Thanks again to all who helped
us. We invite you to come visit
whenever you are in Greenville.
Richard Eakin
Chancellor
Pokemon isn't hurting our kids
Dear Editor,
I feel as if R. W. Hobbs, Jrs opinion article on
Pokemon was written in haste. I do agree that the prob-
lem with Pokemon, as with both Elmo and Furby, lies
with the parents. I think the parents are the ones act-
ing like addicts. They're shelling out the money for this
stuff at outrageous prices. Let the kids buy the toys with
their allowance, or let them earn it by doing chores or
getting good grades in school. As for the kids fighting
over or stealing Pokemon or other toys, that again goes
back to the parents. Apparently they haven't taught
their children about sharing or stealing, or given them
enough discipline.
As for Hobbs' comment on the trading cards help-
ing with math and decision skills, I don't know. But I
do know that it helps with memory retention, which
is definitely beneficial. I know kids who can spout off
the names of all 150 Pokemon, which Mr. Hobbs said
were "unpronounceable I say get these children off
Ritalin and on Pokemon!
What bothers me most about Hobbs' article is that
he wrote from the point of view of someone who has
never seen an entire Pokemon show or especially the
movie. He says that Pokemon has no message for
kids. That is so wrong, and if he had ever watched it,
he wouldn't have said that.
The Pokemon movie promotes teamwork through-
out the story, and the moral of the story is about diver-
sity and ending racism. He doesn't think thaf s a good
message? The show comes on daily, and it always has
an underlying theme. Yesterday it was on self-confi-
dence and sacrificing in order to help others. Is that so
bad?
My boyfriend is an elementary education major, and
just this week he used Pokemon to dissuade third grad-
ers from using drugs or alcohol. The kids loved it, and
so did his professor. I think Hobbs is being a little hard
on something that he knows so little about. Not to
mention the fact that the Japanese are the smartest
people in the world. Look it up. Pokemon hasn't hurt
those kids.
Christy Kinnion
Senior
OPINION COLUMN
Gambling parallels life
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Tearing down of goalposts just good, clean fun
Dear Editor,
Let me just start by saying yes, I was the guy on the
goalpost with the cellular phone. It was a spur of the
moment thing. I didn't know what to do once I got up
there so I thought I'd call my parents and let them
know where I was. But my purpose for writing this isn t
to extend my 15 seconds of fame, but rather to address
what will certainly be a debated topic for weeks to come.
Some people don't think it was right for the stu-
dents to rush the field and tear down the goalposts,
and I certainly heard my share of grumbles about those
"rowdy students" as I left the stadium. I understand
that no one is trying to prevent us from having school
spirit; they just want us to be responsible.
As one of those proud rowdy students, let me ask
those who booed us: Would you rather us be rioting
on Fifth Street and overturning cars? Would you rather
us be lighting fires and trashing the neighborhood? Of
course not. We could if we wanted to, but all we wanted
to do was run around on the field after we beat our
biggest rival. That's it. We weren't going to break any
windows, or beat up any deserving N. C. State fans. We
could have, but we're more mature than that.
It was fun, and that's all it comes down to. They
say we disgraced our school when we tore 'em down at
Carter-Finley. No doubt people will think we shamed
ourselves on Saturday, but those people need to remem-
ber when they were a little younger, and a little more
foolish and a little more adventurous. Most of all they
should be proud of our unity and just enjoy the mo-
ment. I did. After all, goalposts are replaceable, but
memories like mine of being "that guy with the phone"
aren't.
Charlie Ball
Freshman
Marvelle Sullivan
OPINION COLUMNIST
Many people claim that gam-
bling is an evil practice that will ul-
timately result in doom. While
some people do develop a problem
(remember�admitting it is the first
step), most often gambling is ulti-
mately harmless. Nonetheless, gam-
bling and particularly playing cards
offers a great analogy to life.
When at the table, everyone
brings what they are willing to bet
and they cash it in for chips. Each
player decides what portion of their
chips they are willing to sacrifice.
Some players have a strategy, while
others just haphazardly throw what-
ever feels right on the table.
The dealer deals a random hand
of cards to everyone who places a
bet. Each player has to deal with the
hand that is dealt. Some fare well,
others crash and burn. Despite the
outcome, the game goes on.
Throughout the hands, there are
winners and losers, and the winners
and losers differ most often with
each hand. Sometimes, a player, for
no reason except dumb luck (which
is what it all essentially boils down
to), will rack up and win big. Some-
times the most "talented" player
strikes out over and over. As the
game wears on, decisions are made
with more urgency. Soon, players
decide whether to hold chips and
wait or to put it all on the table.
Players win and lose on all levels
and some break even, but in the
end, the house always wins.
In life, everyone decides how
much of themselves they are going
to offer and how much they are
going to make from what they are
given. If they avoid the table, or if
they don't buy chips, they aren't in
"the game
When making choices, some
people have intricate designed plans
and others take it day by day, but
since life throws out random hands,
the extent to which they plan may
not have a great impact on the out-
come. Of course, the more ac-
quainted they are with the game,
the better their chances for success
will be, but it doesn't absolutely
guarantee anything at all. Through-
out life they experience both suc-
cesses and failures, and it is hard to
predict when success and failure
occur. Some people just stumble
into a great path, and it doesn't
seem fair because others who de-
serve it never achieve their poten-
tial.
As life wears on, the urgency to
accomplish and surmount goals in-
creases. That is when evaluation of
what is important and what things
and people are worth takes place.
Some achieve everything in some
aspects, some achieve everything In
all aspects, and some even leave
achieving nothing. Regardless, in
the end, what is meant to happen
will, and they then realize that the
idea of being able to alter the hands
of fate is just an opiate for the
masses.
This writer can be contacted at
msullivan@studentmedia.ecu.edu.





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Tuesday, Nov. 23,1999
www.tec.ecu.edu
SPORTS BRIEFS
D. C. United
wins third MLS Cup
D.C. Untied won a rematch of the inaugural
MLS Cup Final. Three years ago, United over-
came a two-goal deficit to beat the L.A. Gal-
axy.
Sunday the teams were the same and so
was the result. United won the MLS Cup
again, with a 2-0 win.
"Four years, four finals said D.C.
midfielder Marco Etcheverry. "If you can win
the championship you always feel happy
Woods carries US
to World Cup title
The United States won the World Cup on
Sunday, with Tiger Woods shooting the best
total score in tournament history and the
Americans beating Spain by five strokes.
Woods' 21-under 263, added to Mark
O'Meara's 282, sent the US past Spain 545-
550.
O'Meara managed only a 6-over 77 Sun-
day, but Woods made up for that with a 65,
and the US took the $400,000 team prize.
Spain's Miguel Angel Martin shot 68 for 273,
and Santiago Luna fell to a 72 for 277.
"Tiger rose to the occasion O'Meara said.
"He met the challenge
Gretzky receives honors
at Hall of Fame induction
The Great One will receive a great honor
Monday night. Already the most decorated
player in NHL history, Wayne Gretzky, a man
with 894 goals, 1,963 assists and four Stanley
Cups, will be inducted into the NHL Hall of
Fame.
Dolphins defense
picks off Pats
In the AFC East every win counts. The divi-
sion that is stacked with great teams has had
many great matchups. The Dolphins beat the
Patriots in one such game.
The Dolphins won with defense, picking off
five Drew Bledsoe passes and sacking him
five times to stay in a tie with Indianapolis atop
the AFC East at 8-2. The victory also opened
up ground on the Patriots (6-4) and the Bills
(7-4), who were upset by the New York Jets on
Sunday.
Miami gained just 229 yards against New
England and didn't have a first down for 17
minutes at the start.
Quarterback Damon Huard, who threw two
short touchdown passes to Oronde Gadsden,
left in the third quarter with a broken nose.
But the defense basically dominated by
setting up 13 points and stopping two late New
England threats.
Seattle earns first
win in K.C. since '90
The last time the Seahawks won in Kansas
City, all but eight of Seattle's current players
were still in college or high school.
Not since 1990, and only twice since 1979,
have the Seahawks left Arrowhead Stadium as
winners. But in this remarkable turnaround
year under Mike Holmgren, everything seems
to be changing for Seattle, which beat the
Chiefs 31-19 on Sunday.
"Look, you're not going to intimidate us any
more said quarterback Jon Kitna after the
victory that snapped the Seahawks' eight-
game losing streak at Arrowhead. "We're go-
ing to attack, We'rernot going to sit back and
let you attack us anymore .
Ricky Watters scored three touchdowns to
lead Seattle to its fifth consecutive win and
hand the Chiefs their third straight loss and
their first at home in more than a year.
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Pirates pound Wolfpack
For seniors like Kwabena Green, Saturday's game was their
(photo by Emily Richardson)
Canard's three
touchdowns lead Pirates
Stephen Schramm
SPORTS EDITOR
In the week leading up to Saturday's game with in-
state rival, N.C. State, much of the focus of the Pirate
defense was on stopping Wolfpack quarterback Jamie
Barnette.
"We've got to keep Jamie Barnette from running
up and down the field on us said Head Coach Steve
Logan at practice last week.
Saturday it was ECU quarterback David Garrard
whose mobility and elusiveness were on display in
ECU'S 23-6 win.
Garrard rushed for 101 yards and three touchdowns.
His first touchdown came with 10:30 left in the sec-
ond quarter, on a fourth-and-one on the 2-yard line.
His second came with 48 seconds left in the first half
from 14 yards out. His third came on a 46-yard scam-
per late in the fourth quarter that sealed the victory for
the Pirates.
"I was getting around the end there and LaMont
Chappell had a pretty good block on the corner for
me Garrard said. "1 kind of pulled it inside for me
and took it back outside again with a stiff-arm, and it
was just wide open from there on
N.C. State came into Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Sat-
urday, playing for their post-season lives. At 6-5 the
Wolfpack needed a victory to become eligible for a bowl.
Early on It looked as If they might
have gotten It.
Jamie Barnette opened the scor-
ing with a 1-yard touchdown run
with 8:04 left in the first quarter.
The Kent Passlngham extra-point
attempt was blocked by Jeff Ken.
The block was the first of three
blocked kicks by the Pirates and the
first of two by Kerr.
The Pirates then drove down the
field. David Garrard ran into the end
zone, but the ball was Jarred loose
at the 1-yard line. Garrard recovered
the fumble, but was out-of-bounds.
The officials ruled it a touchback
and gave the Wolfpack the ball on
their 20-yard line.
"I was concentrating on getting
into the end zone so bad I stopped
thinking about the football, and the
guy kind of knocked it out on me
Garrard said. "I thought I was still
pretty much in bounds
"When David fumbled the ball
into the end zone, I thought it re-
ally put them in position emotion-
ally to come away and really make
it a tough football game Logan
said.
While Garrard hurt the Wolfpack with his legs,
Barnette found success with his arm. Barnette threw
for 269 yards. However the" N.C. State passing attack
failed to create any points.
"We tried to tighten up and turn on the pressure in
the second half said linebacker Pernell Griffin. "I'm
so proud of the defense and how they stepped it up
and turned it up a notch
� N.C. State receivers Koren Robinson and Chris
Coleman both amassed over 100 yards receiving.
Robinson got 121 yards while Coleman finished with
112.
"Our defense today bent a little bit, but they really
played well Logan said.
This writer can be contacted at.
sports@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
final in Greenville.
David Garrard rushed for 101 yards and three touchdowns,
-(photo by Emily Richardson)
Pirate Notes
Stephen Schramm ;
SPORTS EDITOR �
Senior leaders sup up
Jeff Kerr and the senior leaders on the team
gave the pregame pep talk. Ajob usually re-
served for coaches, the seniors felt they would
give the best pep talk.
�Before the game, I went out and the seniors
gave the pep talk Kerr said. "Usually the
coaches have the pep talk for this week, butrwl
this week. This week meant too much for usas�
senior group
Bar netted swan song
Saturday's game marked the final game in the
red and white for N.C. State quarterback, Jamie
Barnette. Barnette, a senior from Roxboro, threw
for 269 yards in his final collegiate game.
"At the end of the game, I walked up to him
and told him that he was a great player Ken-
said. "He's had a great career. I told him, he's got
nothing but respect from me
Kicking update
Kevin Miller dressed for Saturday's game,
though he did not play. Andrew Bayes and
Brantley Rivers handled the kicking duties while
Miller was still hobbled by a leg injury he suffered
against Tulane.
�Kevin Mjjler could have kicked today said
Head Coach Steve Logan. "If we held him out to-
day, then we would be sure to have him for the
bowl game
Team unity through hair styles
For Saturday's game, members of the Pirate
defense showed up with new hairdos. Defensive
linemen Devonne Claybrooks and Kwabena
Green had their hair dyed red, while Jeff Kerr
sported braids.
The whole defensive front line decided to do
something different this week Kerr said. "So as
part of a team unit, we wanted to do something
together and create togetherness. It wasn't to
draw attention to me. It wasn't for the other guys
to draw attention to themselves. It was to show
what kind of team unity we have on this defense
Blocking kicks
The Pirates blocked an extra point and two
field goal attempts Saturday.
"We saw that their kicker didn't get the baH :
up Logan said. "I knew that if we got a good
middle push, then we could block iL"
Jeff Kerr got two of the blocks, Norris
McCleary got the other.
"I got one underneath my underarm Kerr
said. "I've got a big red mark or a welt from one. I
got one on my hand. I dislocated my finger, but
it's alright
Pirates accept bid to Alabama Bowl
Team to play
in Dec. 22 game
Stephen Schramm
SPORTS EDITOR
On the heels of ECU'S 23-6 win
over North Carolina State Univer-
sity, the Pirates accepted a bid to
play in the Mobile Alabama Bowl.
"I felt it this year said quarter-
back David Garrard. "I knew we
would have a great chance of get-
ting in and it came up
The game will be played Dec. 22
and the Pirates will face the second
choice team in the WAC.
"It's just such a perfect fit said
Head Coach Steve Logan. "Our play-
ers knew that, our coaches knew
that. It's a great fit for our fans to
just get in a car and get down Inter-
state 95 and have a great time. It's a
December 22nd game and 1 think
it's just a great time frame to hit it
The bowl will be the first
postseason play for the Pirates since
a trip to the Liberty Bowl in 1995.
"It feels great said senior
Kwabena Green. "I've never been to
a bowl, but I've heard about it from
other guys down the road. It's a tre-
mendous experience, we played a
great game and I'm just proud to be
a part of this team
For some members of the team
the trip will be a journey closer to
home.
"For me, I'm loving this said
wide receiver, Keith Stokes, who
hails from Dothan, Ala. "I get to go
home again, hopefully this time
we'll come out with a victory when
we go to Alabama
The Alabama Bowl takes the sec-
ond choice from C-USA. The con-
ference champion, Southern Miss,
will go to the Liberty Bowl while the
third place team, Louisville, will
probably head to the Humanitarian
Bowl in Boise, Idaho.
ECU has played in Alabama
twice during the past two seasons.
The Pirates lost both of the games
in Birmingham. In 1998 they lost
23-22, and this year they lost 36-17
to UAB.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
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Jamie Wilson rushed for 76 yards on 16 carries, (photo by Emily Richardson)

Lady Pirates fall in season opener
Offensive rebounds
aid in Norfolk victory
Tiffany Waters
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
The ECU Udy Pirate basketball team took a 60-64
loss to Norfolk State University in the regular-season
opener.
"We knew it was going to be tough playing Norfolk
State coming into tonight said Dee Gibson, the
women's head basketball coach.
The Lady Pirates put up a hard flght, but fell short
at the end of the second half.
"We ust didn't rebound the second half and that
cost us the basketball game said Todd Buchanan, the
women's assistant coach.
ECU took the a 30-26 lead going into half time but
were unable to hold their position as the Spartans took
control outscoring the Udy Pirates 38-30 in the sec-
ond half.
"The bottom line is that we lost the game rebound-
ing on the boards Gibson said.
In a losing effort, senior Waynetta Veney lead the
Pirates with 21 points, four assists and one steal.
"We lost the game on offensive rebounds Veney
said.
Junior transfer student Rosalyn Canady made her
debut for the purple and gold with a strong 14 point
showing, aided by her four second half three-point
baskets.
Canady and Veney kept ECU in the game with key
baskets and rebounds down the stretch, but it wasn't
enough to hold off the Spartans.
"Anytime you play on the road it's tough Veney
said. "The calls Just weren't going our way
Senior Danielle Melvin scored in double figures,
with 10 points and tied with junior Tamilla Murray to
lead the team in rebounds with eight.
The Spartan's Taisha Thomas missed earning a
double-double, recording 16 points and nine reBSuflds.
Hope Knight posted big numbers for NSU WBC14
points, eight rebounds and one assist. r" ;
The main factor of the evening was reboupdmg.
NSU scored on 12 rebounds in the first half but fin-
ished the night with 41.
ECU tallied 26 in the first half but did not finish
the game as strongly, tailing a total of 41 for the game.
The Udy Pirates continue the season todayjsey
travel to Chapel Hill to take on the No. 8-rankeNerth
Carolina Tarheels at 7 p.m.
This writer can be contacted at
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Swim teams compete in Nike Cup
Amy Hendrick sets
new record of 57.66
Susanne Milenkevich
STAFF WRITER
ECU'S men's and women's
swim teams traveled to Chapel Hill
last weekend where they partici-
pated in the 14th annual Carolina
Invitational (Nike Cup).
"It is one of the most presti-
gious lnvitationals in the country
said Head Swim Coach Rick Kobe.
"We're ust happy we were asked
to go to it
Teams across the nation includ-
ing LSU, Kentucky, UConn and
Syracuse, were extended invitations
to swim in this three day competi-
tion.
"It was a great opportunity for
our kids to swim against some na-
tionally ranked teams Kobe said.
Leading the way for the Lady
Pirates was sophomore Amy
Hendrick who finished second in
the 100-yard backstroke with a time
of 57.66. Hendrick's swim set a new
mark for ECU with the best finish
for a Lady Pirate in the history of
ECU'S competition in the Carolina
Invitational.
Sophomore Dana Fuller also
pulled in strong performances for
ECU finishing 24th in both the 500-
yard freestyle (5:09.43) and the 400-
yard individual medley (4:40.38).
"Amy and Dana are some of the
top swimmers in the CAA Kobe
said. "They are outstanding people
and they are truly fast
Hendrick and Fuller also com-
peted In the 200-yard Individual
medley finishing 41st (2:15.11) and
42nd (2:15.19), respectively. The
two were joined in the event by jun-
ior Alicia Harris who placed 46th
with a time of 2:16.01.
Junior Tracey Ormond also rep-
resented the Lady Pirates well in the
500-yard freestyle, finishing 27th
with a time of 5:11.33.
Rounding out individual com-
petition for ECU were sophomore
Courtney Foster, who finished
13th (24.53) and freshman Mary
Bennet Inskeep, who placed 21st
(24.99), both In the 50-yard
freestyle.
"Everyone was really tired
Foster said. "But I think everyone
went out and gave it their all. I
don't think we could have swam
any better
In relay action, Hendrick, Har-
ris, Foster and Inskeep teamed up
in the 200-yard medley relay com-
ing in seventh with a time of
1:50.33.
This writer can be contacted at
smilenkevich&studentmedia.ecu.edu.l
Heels top Devils in
Torbush's final game
FSU remains atop polls
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) �Josh
McGee set a school record with six
field goals as North Carolina beat
Duke for the 10th straight time, giv-
ing coach Carl Torbush a victorious
38-0 sendoff in his final game Sat-
urday.
McGee made kicks of 41, 50,23,
22,41 and 40 yards to tie the Atlan-
tic Coast Conference single-game
mark first set by Vince Fusco of
Duke in 1976 as the Tar Heels (3-7,
2-6) closed their worst season in a
decade with two straight wins. '
Sources close to the program
told The Associated Press earlier in
the week that Torbush and school
officials were in the process of buy-
ing out the final three years of his
five-year contract.
Torbush, who finished his North
Carolina career 11-13, was raised on
the shoulders of his players after the
game in an emotional scene.
Duke (3-7, 3-5) turned the ball
over six times on four interceptions
and two fumbles. Errol Hood's 20-
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early in the fourth quarter sealed it
for North Carolina.
North Carolina � 107th in the
nation in scoring � put up its most
points since a 42-30 victory over In-
diana in the second week oT the sea-
son. Meanwhile, the defense re-
corded its first shutout since Sep-
tember 1996 and its first against the
Blue Devils since 1972.
Duke scored a school-record 34
points in the first quarter of last
weekend's 48-35 victory over Wake
Forest. But the Blue Devils sputtered
with Spencer Romine returning at
quarterback after missing one game
with a foot injury. He was inter-
cepted three times and lost two
fumbles in his worst game of the
season.
Brian Morton, subbing for the
injured Sims Lenhardt, missed field
goals of 38 and 30 yards and was
intercepted on a fake punt.
(AP)-The Seminoles (11-0) eas-
ily retained the top spot in The As-
sociated Press' Top 25 college foot-
ball poll Sunday after completing
their third perfect regular season
with a 30-23 win over Florida.
Virginia Tech (10-0) held firmt
No. 2 with a 62-7 victory over
Temple on Saturday, and Nebraska
moved to No. 3, replacing the
Gators (9-2), who fell to No. 5.
Wisconsin (9-2), headed for the
Rose Bowl to play Pac-10 champion
Stanford, also improved one spot to
No. 4, followed by Florida, No. 6
Tennessee, No. 7 Texas, No. 8 Ala-
bama, No. 9 Kansas State and No.
10 Michigan.
Florida State, set to play for a
national title in the Sugar Bowl on
Jan. 4, is trying to become the first
team to go wire-to-wire in the AP
poll.
Nebraska in 1983 and Florida
State in 1993 came closest. The '83
Cornhuskers went 12-0 before los-
ing to Miami 31-30 in the Orange
Bowl. The '93 Seminoles were No. 1
for most of the season, lost to Notre
Dame but beat Nebraska in the Or-
ange Bowl to claim the title.
Since 1950, eight teams were
ranked No. 1 in the preseason and
went on to win the national title:
Tennessee (1951); Michigan State
(1952); Oklahoma (1956, 1974,
1975, 1985); Alabama (1978); and
Florida State (1993).
Nebraska's move to No. 3�it is
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Hokies in the BCS standings, which
uses polls, computers and strength-
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teams will play in its national title
game-the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 4. The
latest BCS standings will be released
Monday.
Florida State received 66 first-
place votes and 1,746 points from
the 70 sports writers and broadcast-
ers on the AP panel. Last week the
Seminoles had 63 first-place votes.
East Carolina was No. 21, fol-
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need to address it's comparison of' 10
major concept' of Buddhism to the '10
commandments' of Christianity. There
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ceptscommandmentsthough the
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Etthe ability to create value with
knowledgeas represented in the
word Wisdom To see beyond the sur-
face of 'sin' to it's sourceis to under-
stand that at a 'crucial moment' one
will not 'obey' a law that one does not
understand. Insights to this under-
standing as found in Christ's last words
& echoed in Confusius saying "to know
& not actis to not knoware the
source of true forgiveness of others&
yourselves. And the Biblical precept
1 'despise the sin & not the sinner is
clarified via another Biblical pre-
ceptto even conceive of doing anoth-
er harmharm is already manifested
into one's won life condition. The un-
'� derstanding that evolves is not 'who'
possesses vengeancethough venge-
ance possesses& the challenge is
not to deliver to Hellthough from&
not to kilL.though Heal! Prosper n' Live
Long. Tom Drew.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
CHOOSING A Major and a Career A
one-session workshop that helps you
explore your interests, values, abilities
and personality and find out which oc-
cupations match well with you. The
Center for Counseling and Student De-
velopment is now offering this work-
shop on Thursdays at 3:30-6:00. Con-
tact at 328-6661 if you are interested.
NEW LAW Effective December 1.
1999. anyone providingselling alco-
hol to underage persons is guilty of a
misdemeanor punishable by a fine of
$25026 hours community service
andor arrest. Repeat offense within
4 years increase fine to $600150
hours community service.
TIME MANAGEMENT. The Center
for Counseling and Student Develop-
ment is offering the following work-
shop on November 23. 11:00. If you
are interested in this program contact
the Center at 328-6661.
EXAM JAM '99, Dec. 2 at 8pm in
the Student Recreation Center. Do you
need a break before exams? Well, mark
this date on your calendars because it
will be a night of games, prizes, food,
and fun and it's all FREE! For more in-
formation call 328-6387.
GREEK PERSONALS
ALPHA DELTA Pi would like to thank
Phi Psi for the social on Thursday.
, DJ FOR Hire: Sororities and Fraterni-
ties book now for your formal and oth-
' er functions. Tjuaranteed lowest price
and guaranteed quality service! Latest
hits and old favorites make your get
together an event to remember. Full
lighting systems available upon re-
quest. Please call soon, limited dates
�available! Cakalaky Entertainment
(Jeff) at 757-2037.
THE FALL 1999 New Member Class
of Delta Zeta: Congratulations on all
your hard work. I am so proud of eve-
rything you have accomplished and I'm
so excited to call you my sisters! Love,
Kathleen.
CONGRATULATIONS TO Panhelle-
nic sisters of the week. Alpha Delta
Pi- Layne Summerfield. Alpha Phi- Em-
ily Smith, Alpha Xi Delta- New sisters,
Sigma Sigma Sigma- Adrienne Smith.
Delta Zeta- Jaime Cline, Alpha Omi-
cron Pi- Marcy Ellen Suggs, Chi Ome-
ga- Wendy and Patton, Pi Delta- Jen-
nifer Kwiatkowski, and Zeta Tau Alpha-
New PC representatives.
ZETA TAU Alpha wishes everyone a
safe and happy Thanksgiving Break.
ZETA TAU Alpha wishes Pi Delta good
luck on your sexy towel contest this
week.
CONGRATULATIONS TO the new in-
itiates and sisters of Delta Zeta. Misty
Ash. Kelly Carroll. Kelly Eason, Michelle
Faison, Laura Flanagan, Lauren Hinkel.
Eaddy Howze, Jennifer Kubal, Alison
Law, Christina McAlpin. Ashley Rawl-
ings. Lindy Reimann. Jessica Swan-
strom, Maggie Swigart. Katie Winkle.
Emily Weismann, Ashlee Witt, Ashlee
Whitley. Jessica Bayik. Jessica King,
Sailie Shepard. and Emily Yount. We
love you!
A SPECIAL congratulations to Aman-
da Vance on your initiation to our Zeta
Tau Alpha sisterhood.
LAST ORDER of Omega meeting of
the semester is Nov. 30 at 6:00. This
is the last day for fundraiser money to
handed in.
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This position provides overall project support including
receptionist, set-up and maintaining of job-site tiles and
records, and general secretarialclerical duties. Interested
candidates must have word processing (Word Perfect &
Excel) experience and excellent people skills. This to a part
time (16-24 hrswk) position for approx 2 years. High
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
HOLIDAY IN motion. Dae, 7 from
6:30-6:30pm. You are invited to trie
Holiday Party of the Year) This court-
side workout features multi-impact
dance moves sat to tunes of the sea
son guaranteed to gat you hi shape
for the holidays. Join us for lots of spieit
as we celebrate in a big way with grstf
music, fresh moves, and lots of party
favors and it's absolutely FREE! Fas
more information please call 328-6387.
BECOMING A Successful Student
The one-hour session will give you the
opportunity to discuss academic con-
cerns and learn general study skills.
The Center for Counseling and Stud-
ent development is offering the follow-
ing workshop on Monday November
22,11:00. If you are interested in this
workshop, please contact the Center
at 328-6661.
COPING WITH Grief and Loss: This
group is designed to provide support
to students who have experienced the
death of a loved one. Meeting every
Monday at 3:30. If you are interested;
please call the Center for Counseling
and Student Development at 328-6661.
HILLEL ORGANIZATION the club for
Jewish students at ECU will have a
meeting on Tuesday November 30th'
at 9:00pm in Mendenhall Room 14.
Please attend, snacks provided.
PILOT MOUNTAIN Dec 4 Spend a
day on the rocks at our closest climb-
ing area. Expect a day of great climb-
ing at Pilot Mountain State Park. Pilot
offers great diversity fro beginners as
well as advanced climbers. Come join
Adventure Programs for the last climb-
ing trip of the year. Cost is $30mem-
$40non-mem. Registration deadline
is Nov. 23. 5pm. �
ALPHA EPSILON Delta, The Pre-meeV
ical Honors Society will meet Tues
Nov. 30th. 7:00pm in GCB 1031. Our
guests will be medical students from
the ECU School of Medicine. Every-
one is invited to attend.
GAMMA BETA Phi Society will meat
Thursday. December 2nd at 6pm ft
Mendenhall Social Rm. hup.f
www.ecu.eduorggbp
FREE AEROBICS. Dec. 6- Dec. 17 at
the Student Recreation Center for all
members. Check out the posted class
schedule for the most current group,
fitness information. Some classes,may
fill to capacity so get here early and
try us out. For more information call
328-6387.
THE EXSS Majors club will meet Tues-
day. November 23rd at 7:30pm in the
Pirate Club Building. All majors and
intended majors are invited to attend.
Job hunting?
You're in the right place!
Advertise in
The East
Carolinian
classifieds
OPEN LINE AD RATE$4.00
for 25 or fewer words
additional words 5c each
STUDENT LINE AD RATE$2.00
for 25 or fewer words
additional words 5$ each
Must present a valid ECU ID. to qualify. The East Carolinian
reserves the right to refuse fhis rate for any ad deemed to be
non-student or business related.
CLASSIFIED AD EXTRAS RATE . . .$1.00
add to above line rate for either BOLD or
ALL CAPS type.
.All classified ads placed by individuals or campus
groups must be prepaid. Classified ads placed by a
business must be prepaid unless credit has been
established. Cancelled ads can be removed from the
paper if notification is made before the deadline, but
no cash refunds are given. No proofs or tearsheets
are available. The Personals section of the classi-
fieds is intended for non-commercial communication
placed by individuals or campus groups. Business
ads will not be placed in this section.
All Personals are subject to editing for indecent or
inflammatory language as determined by the edi-
tors.
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for the following TUESDAY'S issue
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The East Carolinian, November 23, 1999
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East Carolina's student-run campus newspaper was first published in 1923 as the East Carolina Teachers College News (1923-1925). It has been re-named as The Teco Echo (1925, 1926-1952), East Carolinian (1952-1969), Fountainhead (1969-1979), and The East Carolinian (1969, 1979-present). It includes local, state, national, and international stories with a focus on campus events.
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