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CHRISTMAS WORLDWIDE pg. 7
Different traditions make for unique
holiday.
PIRATES GEAR UP FOR TCU pg. 11
ECU will face the Tomlinson Horned Toads in
Mobile.
TUESDAY. DECEMBER 7, 1999
TODAY'S WEATHER
Sunny, high of 52
and a low of 32
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30 days to go until 2000
NEWS BRIEFS
Exams
, Fall semester exams begin on Friday,
Dec. 10 and continue through Dec. 18.
Graduation
ECU will recognize its 1999 fall gradu-
ates at two commencement ceremonies at
8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Will-
iams Arena at Minges Coliseum.
The first ceremony will be for graduate
and undergraduate degree candidates in
the Schools of Allied Health Sciences,
Business, Health and Human Perfor-
mance, Human Environmental Sciences,
Industry and Technology, Nursing and So-
cial Work.
The second program will honor degree
candidates from the College of Arts and
�Sciences and the Schools of Art, Educa-
tion and Music.
�i- Willie Martin, a Du Pont Co. executive
and secretary of the ECU Board of Trust-
ees, will be the featured speaker. About
2,000 students are completing their de-
grees this semester.
Many of the schools and departments
will hold recognition ceremonies Friday for
their 1999 fall graduates.
Blood drive
The Red Cross-will conduct a blood
drive from noon until 6 p.m. tomorrow in
Mendenhall Student Center.
Motivational speaker
Les Brown, an award-winning motiva-
tional speaker, will offer his ideas about
how to "Live Your Dreaml" at 9:30 a.m. to-
day in Wright Auditorium. Brown is the au-
� Ihor of "Live Your Dreams" and the former
host of a nationally syndicated television
talk show.
Lady Pirates
The women's basketball team will play
Ohio at 2 p.m. Saturday in Williams Arena
at Minges Coliseum.
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Board of Trustees going-ons
The ECU Board of Trustees will hold a
special conference call meeting at 11 a.m.
today and will follow the meeting with a
major announcement at the School of
Medicine.
The announcement will be made at
11:30 a.m. in Room 2W50 of the Brody
(School of Medicine) Building at a news
conference. Contact: John Durham, ECU
News Bureau, at 328-6481 or Tom Fortner,
Medical Center News and Information,
816-2481.
The Board of Trustees will meet at 11
a.m. Friday in Room 244 of Mendenhall
Student Center. This is a regular meeting
df the board.
Concert
The TubaEuphonium Ensemble will
hold its Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. to-
morrow in the Fletcher Recital Hall. The
public is invited.
ONLINE SURVEY
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Chancellor Eakin proposes tuition increase
Original fee
requests reinstated
Terra Steinbeiser
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
Angela Harne
STAFF WRITER
This year marks the first time
Chancellor Richard Eakin has
disagreed with the SGA recom-
mendations for increasing stu-
dent fees. Eakin attended the
SGA meeting Monday night to
answer questions and explain his
proposal to increase tuition.
On Nov. 23, the SGA held
their annual meeting to make
recommendations for increasing
student fees for the 2000-01
school year. Usually, these rec-
ommendations are taken into
consideration by the administra-
tion and Board of Trustees when
they make their own recommen-
dations to the Board of Gover-
nors of the UNC system.
This year, however, Eakin
overrode SGA approvals and has
decided to recommend the re-
quested amounts to both the
athletic and technology depart-
ments. The athletic department
requested a $15 increase and SGA
approved $10. The technology
department requested a $5 in-
crease, but SGA only granted $3.
"This is the first time I have
ever disagreed with the SGA ap-
proved fee increases Eakin said.
"I usually openly accept them
Richard Brown, vice chancel-
lor of administration and fi-
nance, cited several reasons why
the increase is needed.
"I believe we have never had
Chancellor Eakin speaks to the SGA legislature Monday night about his proposed tuition and student fee increases,
(photo by Garrett McMillian)
a campus initiated tuition in-
crease Brown said. "The main
reason we need to raise tuition
and fees is to remain competitive
with our peer institutions, espe-
cially in terms of faculty salaries,
library resources and increased
financial assistance to needy stu-
dents
ECU is the fifth public uni-
versity in the UNC system whose
BOT approved plans to increase
tuition. Students at UNC-Chapel
Hill, NCSU, UNC-Wilmington
and UNC-Charlotte all may be
digging a little deeper in their
pockets to pay for school next
year if the General Assembly ap-
proves the increases.
This recent wave of campus-
initiated tuition hikes may due
ECU awarded grant from
National Science Foundation
Money to
fund Internet2
Ashley Roberts
STAFF WRITER
ECU officials announced last
week that the university had
been awarded a two-year High
Performance Connectivity grant.
According to a press release
from the ECU News Bureau, this
$341,000 grant from the Na-
tional Science Foundation (NSF),
will enable the campus to con-
nect to NSF's very high perfor-
mance Backbone Network Ser-
vice (vBNS).
This service is 10 times faster
than current systems, and will
also allow scientists and engi-
neers to work together and share
powerful computing and infor-
mation sources.
This grant will allow ECU to
join 163 other universities who
are members of the University
Corporation for Advanced
Internet Development (UCA1D).
These universities, including
University of North Carolina-
Chapel Hill, North Carolina State
University, Duke University and
Wake Forest University, are con-
nected to a nationwide high-
speed research network system
called "lnternet2
Dr. Jeffrey Huskamp, associ-
ate vice chancellor and the chief
information technology officer
said that this grant was ap-
proved, in part, to provide ECU'S
showcase of research applica-
tions. This includes biotechnol-
ogy and physics experimentation
in violin acoustics and diagnosis
through telemedicine. This is all
through the highest level of ac-
cess to the campus network and
the Internet.
Other applications that will
benefit from access to this super-
fast network service include,
computational chemistry, virtual
reality, agromedicine, digital li-
braries, art and data analysis. Ul-
timately, all users that are on
campus will have access to this
high-performance system.
This high-speed network is a
five year project that was begun
in 1995. This $50 million effort
was supported by the federal
government and the president's
Next Generation internet initia-
tive. MCI Telecommunications
Corporation is collaborating in
this project.
This writer can be contacted at
aroberts� studentmedia.ecu.edu
Alternative Spring Break program returning to ECU
Participants volunteer
over vacation
Amanda Bennett
STAFF WRITER
Alternative Spring Break
(ASB) is a program that gives
students the opportunity to
volunteer and perform different
types of community service
during a week when other stu-
dents are enjoying a break from
classes.
ASB places groups of college
students in cities across the na-
tion to do community service
and touch the lives of those
who have nothing.
"The purpose of Alternative
Spring Break is to give students
the chance to volunteer during
their spring break, get them to
Interact with people they might
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not otherwise come in contact
with and to educate them on dif-
ferent issues in society said Jeff
Novak, director of ASB.
Last year, 13 students and two
advisors from ECU dedicated
their spring break to volun-
teering in Atlanta, Ga. During the
week the students traveled to five
different community organiza-
tions in the Atlanta area.
The group visited places such
as the Atlanta Union Mission,
which is a homeless shelter for
men, the Atlanta Community
Food Bank and the Atlanta
Children's Shelter.
"ASB changes how you look
at the world said Amanda
Henley, a participant in ASB.
"You see that the people you are
helping are no different from
yourself and that it could hap-
pen to anybody you realize
that If it were you, you'd want to
help too
Beside the experience they
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gained volunteering, some of last
year's ASB participants formed
lasting friendships with others in
the group.
"We not only got to help oth-
ers, but our group also bonded
said Erin O'Boyle. "The trip as a
whole is a learning experience.
You learn from other volunteers,
the people you come in contact
with and others in your group
Although most of the trip is
spent working at different sites,
students also have time to relax
and have fun. Participants last
year visited the CNN Center,
Centennial Park and Six Flags
Over Georgia.
This year, two trips are being
planned for Alternative Spring
Break. The organization will be
returning to Atlanta and an ad-
ditional city, Washington, D.C
is being added. The cost of the
trip is $100, however, several
fund raisers will be held to mini-
mize cost.
Applications will be avail-
able at the end of January for
those interested in going on the
trip. Participants will be asked
to sign a contract stating they
will remain substance free and
that they will demonstrate re-
spect for all participants.
An interest meeting will be
held at the beginning of next
semester. All ECU students are
eligible to go, and last year's
participants encourage every-
one to attend.
"It's the toughest week
you'll ever love Novak said.
Anyone interested in dedi-
cating their spring break to vol-
unteering should e-mail Jeff
Novak at novakj@mail.ecu.edu
or call 328-6052.
This writer can be contacted at
abennett&studentmedia. ecu. edu
in part to the implementation of
the Tuition Policy Task Force Re-
port. According to Jeff Nieman,
the UNC Association of Student
Governments' president and ex
officlo member of the Board of
Governors, the BOG adopted a
special report in 1998 that gives
them a more active role in decid-
ing tuition. Under exceptional
circumstances, a university's BOT
can vote to recommend a tuition
increase.
"The problem is, 'exceptional
circumstances' are hard to de-
fine Nieman said.
The BOT's recommendations
are forwarded to UNC President
Molly Broad, who reviews them
and makes her revisions and rec-
ommendations to the BOG at
their December meeting. In turn,
the BOG also makes revisions and
submits their recommendations
to the General Assembly, who has
the ultimate say in the price of
tuition.
"We're on new ground here,
but if you use last year as a prece-
dent, the GA followed the recom-
mendations of the BOG exactly
Nieman said.
Eakin explained his approval
of the athletic department's fee
increase by saying that by the
2001-02 season, all sports will be
part of the All-Conference USA
(NCAA).
"With the move into NCAA,
new expenses and payments are
in play Eakin said.
According to Eakin, ECU took
$909,000 loan to move-into the
NCAA, and the fee increase will
help pay it back.
He said that NCAA and CBS
have made a deal to broadcast
See EAKM, page 5
Holiday drive
benefits
flood victims
Items being collected
until Thursday
Maura Buck
STAFF WRITER
The holiday season is upon
us again, and with it comes
the need for donated goods to
distribute to those less fortu-
nate The Fifth Annual ECU
Holiday Drive is in full swing
thanks to the Business Services
Department.
With 35 collection boxes
around campus, items such as
new toys, used clothing, food
and even linens are In high de-
mand. This year, benefits will
go to the families of ECU staff
members who lost everything
in the aftermath of Hurricane
Floyd.
In addition, items such as
baby supplies and clothing
will go to the Department of
Social Services for distribu-
tion, as well as to the
Children's Protective Services
to fulfill wish lists from indi-
viduals and families.
Leslie Craigle, director of
marketing for business ser-
vices and head of the Holiday
Drive Committee, believes
that the proect is a campus-
wide effort.
"It allows everyone the op-
portunity to participate and
spread some holiday cheer
throughout the community
she said. "It Is a chance for the
university to give back to the
citizens of Greenville
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news@studentmedia.ecu.edu
History department
honors top students
Angela Thompson presents Mary Armstrong with Miller-
Moore Scholarship.(photo by Emily Richardson)
Seventeen receive
scholarship awards
Heather Lewis
STAFF WRITER
Last night, over $17,000 in scholarships were
awarded to students in various concentrations of his-
tory by the history department.
Marc Porter and Jeffrey Wilhelm received the
Lawrence F. Brewster Graduate Fellowships in history,
an award reserved for the most promising new gradu-
ate students.
The Paul Murray Graduate History Scholarship,
which is based on academics, was awarded to David
Miller and presented by Dr. Carl Swanson. David Quinn
was the recipient of the Roy N. Lokken Memorial Schol-
arship in Early American History, awarded annually to
a student specializing in American history.
Ernest M. Eiler was the first director of the Naval
Historical Center in Washington, D.C.
In his memory, a scholarship was founded to an-
nually recognize the two most promising students
studying naval history. This year Scott Whitesides and
Samuel Belcher were the recipients.
Russell Green and Mark Padover, both considered
to hold great potential in the field of maritime studies,
were awarded the Barbara and Matthew Landers Fel-
lowship Scholarship.
Darlene Perry, junior, was the winner of the Joseph
and Catherine Hirsh Memorial Award, presented by Dr.
Kenneth Wilburn.
Mary Armstrong was presented with the Miller
Moore Scholarship in recognition of academic excel-
lence.
The Faye Marie Creegan Scholarship is awarded
annually to a female student of history who is plan-
ning to teach. Julie Gorman was selected this year.
The Richard C. Todd Scholarships in History are
awarded on the basis of academic merit. Paul Gardner,
Charles Keith, Kevin Smith and Joseph Sayback were
all presented this scholarship.
Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society awards
two of its members the Richard C. Todd Phi Alpha Theta
Scholarships every year. The awards were presented to
the society's co-presidents Charles Keith and Amy
White.
"The awards ceremony is an excellent opportunity
to give recognition to hard working students said Dr.
Carl Swanson, a presenter at the ceremony.
This writer can be contacted at
hlewis@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
History Dept. Awards $17,000 in Scholarships
Recipients
Marc Porter and
Jeffrey Wilhelm
David Miller
David Quinn
Scott Witesides and
Samuel Belcher
Russell Green and
Mark Padover
Darlene Perry
Mary Armstrong
Julie Gorman
Paul Gardner,
Charles Keith,
Kevin Smith and
Joseph Sayblack
Charles Keith and
Amy White
Award
Lawrence F. Brewster Graduate Fellowship
Paul Murray Graduate History Scholarship
Roy N. Lokken Memorial Scholarship
Ernest M.Eiler Scholarship
Barbara and Matthew landers Fellowship
Joseph and Catherine Hirsch Memorial Award
Miller Moore Scholarship
Faye Marie Creegan Scholarship
Richard C. Todd Scholarship in History
Richard C. Todd Phi Alpha Theta Scholarships
Presented by
Dr. Carl Swanson
Dr. Carl Swanson
Dr. Carl Swanson
Dr. Michael Palmer
Dr. Timothy Runyan
Dr. Kenneth Wilburn
Dr. Angela Thompson
Dr. Betty Congleton
Dr. Jan Stennette
Dr. Anthony Papalas
Hendrix portrait stolen
Motive of
theft unknown
Amanda Bennett
STAFF WRITER
The portrait of James Curtis
Hendrix, which has hung in the
Hendrix Theatre lobby for 25
years, was taken in an apparent
prank.
The picture was last seen hang-
ing in the lobby Nov. 22 and was
reported missing in the early morn-
ing on Nov. 23.
According to William Clutter,
director of university unions, the
portrait that hung in the theater was
the original.artment has no leads or
suspects in the case at this time. If
anyone has any information about
the stolen picture they can contact
the director of university unions
at 328-4701 or visit the ECU po-
lice Web page at www.ecu.edupo-
lice. No reward is being offered;
however, both of these contacts
allow students to report leads
anonymously with no questions
asked.
This writer can be contacted at
abennett@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
ACROSS OTHER CAMPUSES
North Carolina State Univer-
sity�N.C. State University Chan-
cellor Marye Anne Fox visited the
NCSU Faculty Senate on Tuesday,
Nov. 23, to discuss reasoning for a
newly proposed tuition increase.
During her presentation, Fox also
mentioned hopes to raise faculty
salaries.
The chancellor began her discus-
sion by showing the senators a
chart, which compared NCSU's cur-
rent in-state tuition expense of just
over $2,400 to be 15th out of 17
peer research institutions, such as
Texas A&M University and
Carnegie-Mellon University.
"This is far below average for a
research university Fox said. "Stu-
dent unmet needs currently stand
at around $42 million. We are also
particularly deficient in areas of ad-
vising, the honors program, arts, re-
cruiting, student counseling, finan-
cial aid, first-year seminar and
graduate support programs
Fox showed grave concern for
the unmet needs across campus,
"These deficiencies create $62.8 mil-
lion in budgetary pressure all
around the university
"It has been proposed that we
raise tuition by only $300 Fox said.
"This, however would not help. A
$300 increase would raise only $6.2
million and would keep N.C. State
at the same ranking among its peer
institutions. Unmet needs have to
be met
Georgetown U.� The
Georgetown University Bookstore,
as a member of the National Asso-
ciation of College Stores has filed
suit in Federal District Court against
VarsityBooks.com, alleging that the
company's discounts are "false and
without factual basis
The suit alleges that
VarsityBooks.com, an online text-
book retailer, falsely claims on its
Web site that it offers textbooks at
a 40 percent discount while, in re-
ality, selling only a fraction of their
books at the advertised discount.
Further, the suit alleges that the
firm's advertisements falsely imply
that college bookstores overcharge
students.
The suit does not ask for mon-
etary damages, but instead seeks
that the court forbid
VarsityBooks.com to promote dis-
counts unless they identify "clearly
and prominently, the true basis for
the discount NACS said through
a press release.
"Our members are deeply con-
cerned that students are being
duped into believing they're saving
40 percent on textbooks when such
claims are completely false NACS
Chief Staff Officer Brian Carrier said
in a press release.
"VarsityBooks.com has adver-
tised up to 40 percent discounts,
and we will continue to do so
Kaplan said.
CRIME SCENE
Dec. 3
Larceny�A staff member reported that her jacket,
wallet and keys were stolen from Mendenhall Stu-
dent Center.
Larceny�A student reported that a textbook was
taken from a study room in library. He found the
book while at UBE buying a new one.
Breaking & Entering and Larceny from a Motor Ve-
hicle�A student reported that his passenger side
window was broken and a CD case with 20 CDs In it
was stolen. The vehicle was parked in Curry Court.
Failure to Appear�A student was arrested for fail-
ure to appear on a charge of harassing phone calls.
Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia�
Officers observed juveniles acting suspicious in the
parking lot at fifth and Reade Streets. It was found
that one was in possession of marijuana and drug
paraphernalia. Subject was released to the parents
and charges are pending.
Provisional DWI�A non-student was arrested for
Provisional DWI after being stopped for driving the
wrong way on Reade Street near the intersection at
fifth Street.
Dec. 4
Resist, Obstruct and Delay and Possession ofMari'i-
juana�A non-student was arrested for resist, ob- !��
struct and delay and possession of marijuana after
she was stopped for having fictitious license plates
on her vehicle. She was also given state citations '
for having fictitious plates and driving without arc '
operator's license and providing fictitious informa
tion.
Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana; � '
Simple Possession of Marijuana and Maintaining a
Dwelling for Controlled Substance�A student was "
arrested for PWISD, possession of marijuana and l
maintaining a dwelling for CS after officers were
called to the dorm on a possible marijuana use vio- '
lation and performed a consent search of the
room. He was issued a CAT for the violations. " '�'
Damage to Property�A student reported that his' - �
vehicle was damaged (5 scratches from a key) while- 'j
parked east of Clement Hall.

Larceny�A student reported that his secured bike
was stolen from the rack at GCB.
Larceny�A staff member reported that someone "
stole two VCRs and a satellite system from the bas- '
ketball department at Sports Medicine Building.
SGA NOTES
SGA President Cliff Webster introduced Chancellor
Eakin.
Eakin discussed tution increases, student atlethic
fee increase and technology increase.
Eakin stated that he did not agree with the SGA fee
increases concerning these matters. He opted to give
them their requested amount.
Student athletic fee of $15, a $2 increase in tech-
nology fee and $150 tution increase for in-state, $772
tution increase for out-of-state.
Webster annoucned he went to the tution forum
last Thursday and the tution increase will be used for
building and lab improvements and to lessen the gap
in facaluty salaries.
Webster stated that since Eakin disagreed with SGA's
approved fees, now all departments will their original
requested amounts.
SGA Representative Michael Orr said that the SGA
opposes the tution increases and tried to pass a disap-
proval letter which would be taken to the Board of Trust-
ees by Webster.
All passed the law, except Senior Class Vice-Presi-
dent.
SGA passed funding for Bi-Annuals for Springof
2000.
Webster annoucned that SGA will continue to fund
religious organizations. ,
Athletic Director Mike Hamrick could not make th�
meeting yesterday to further discuss the atlhetic fee
increase.
Brandon Ives and Katie D'Amore were screened into
the SGA. !
SGA passed to review Pi Omega Pi, Pirate Outteacty
American Chemical Society, Alpha Epsilon Delta,
paNational Student Speech Language Hearing Associa-
tion, GeoClub and Financial Management Association
constitutions for funding. !
Webster said there will be a retirement party Decj.
17 for Student Leadership Secretary Mrs. Jackson.
SGA Secretary Jessica Dowdy annouced the SGA
Holiday Party is Wednesday at BW3s at 9:30 p.m. !
Webster thanked all representatives for their hard
work during the tough semester. He wished represen-
tatives a safe and happy holiday.
The next meeting will be held Jan. 10 at 5 p.m.
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Mars probes appear lost forever
PASADENA, Calif. (AP�Two tiny probes, that rode
aboard Mars Polar Lander but separated before entry,
appear to be lost forever as efforts to contact the larger
spacecraft also continued without success.
Mission controllers, looking Increasingly gloomy
and exhausted after failing for three days to detect signs
of life from any of the spacecraft, admitted late Sunday
it is growing more likely that contact may never be
made.
"Clearly the team is getting more frustrated, cer-
tainly, and more tense about all of this said Richard
Cook, operations project manager for the Polar Lander.
If no signals are heard, it would be total loss for the
entire $330 million Mars '98 project, which consisted
of Polar Lander, the Deep Space 2 microprobes and the
Climate Orbiter, which burned up over the Red Planet
in September.
The softball-sized microprobes were supposed to
slam into the surface at 400 mph to test a new descent
technique that did not use expensive parachutes or
rockets to break the fall from space. If the test flight
had been successful, future microprobe missions could
be sent to cover a wider territory at less cost than cur-
rent spacecraft.
. The $29.6 million probes were to have emitted their
first signals on arrival Friday, like Polar Lander. Every
two hours the orbiting Mars Global Surveyor tried to
detect any transmissions from the microprobes with
no success.
The probes also had been programmed to transmit
automatically once every five minutes if they did not
receive commands from Global Surveyor after 29 and
32 hours. No signals were picked up during those op-
portunities, either.
"If we haven't heard from them in the next 24
hours, we will have exhausted our opportunities to hear
from them said Sarah Gavit, the probes' project man-
ner.
Aside from testing 10 new spaceflight technologies,
each probe was equipped with a bullet-like penetrator
that was to burrow up to two feet beneath the surface
and test for frozen water. A unit containing a small
radio would remain on the surface.
The probes could have survived a wide range of soils
ranging in consistency from coffee grinds to perma-
frost, Gavit said.
Estimates of their trajectory, based on the last data
from the lander, indicated over the weekend that they
might have fallen into a crater near a region of sand
dunes. Both scenarios are potentially fatal.
The probes' batteries, which would barely power a
Christmas tree light, also could have frozen in tem-
peratures reaching minus 185 degrees Fahrenheit.
Meanwhile, the $165 million Polar Lander control-
lers attempted to find a signal for the third straight
day on Sunday. Several windows of opportunity came
and went over the weekend with no sign of life from
the unmanned craft.
Mission managers worked on eliminating simple
failure scenarios one by one. But they conceded that
if, after trying all the obvious remedies, contact still
has not been established by midweek, the explanations
for the failure would become more complex and the
prospects of success would greatly diminish.
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WASHINGTON (AP)�The Su-
preme Court set the stage today for
determining the fate of the Miranda
police warnings, familiar to genera-
tions of Americans who have wit-
nessed countless arrests in movies
and on television.
The justices agreed to decide
whether a federal law overturned�
or at least dramatically limited�one
of the court's most famous deci-
sions, one that since 1966 has re-
quired police to warn criminal sus-
pects of their rights before question-
ing them.
The law says any confession or
incriminating statement is admis-
sible in court "if it is voluntarily
given Getting a Miranda warning
is one factor in making that deter-
mination, the law says. But it adds
that "the presence or absence" of
any factor "need not be conclusive
on the issue of voluntariness
Whether the incriminating
statements a Maryland man made
to FBI agents should be used as evi-
dence in his bank-robbery trial even
though he may not have received a
proper Miranda warning will be de-
cided by late June.
"You have the right to remain
silent. Anything you say may be
used against you in a court of law
were the court's words in the
Miranda vs. Arizona decision of 33
years ago.
The court, then far more liberal
than today, sought to remedy "In-
herently coercive" interrogations by
also requiring police to tell suspects
they are entitled to a lawyer's help
white answering questions and to
inform them that a lawyer will be
appointed to represent them if they
cannot afford one.
American law enforcement au-
thorities initially hated the ruling,
but many eventually credited it with
improving police efficiency. Oppo-
sition never disappeared entirely,
however, especially over what
should happen when police, inten-
tionally or not, fail to give the warn-
ings.
Such failures now routinely re-
sult in a valuable piece of evi-
dence�a confession or some in-
criminating statement�being lost
to prosecutors.
But ruling in the bank robbery
case earlier this year, a federal ap-
peals court said a 1968 law enacted
by Congress means failure to issue
Miranda warnings no longer re-
quires automatic exclusion of evi-
dence in federal prosecutions.
The justices now must decide
whether that 1968 law, known as
Section 3501, lawfully can be en-
forced.
Worried that federal agents' er-
rors might lead to truthful confes-
sions being thrown out of court.
Congress sought to overturn the
Miranda ruling in 1968 by passing
a law that said federal courts do not
have to dismiss confessions made
without Miranda warnings.
But the law lay largely dormant
for nearly 30 years, until a surpris-
ing federal appeals court ruling last
February.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court, rul-
ing in the case of a Maryland man
accused in seven bank robberies in
Maryland and Virginia, said Charles
Dickerson's incriminating remarks
to FBI agents should be admitted as
trial evidence against him.
The appeals court, by an 8-5
vote, ruled that Section 3501 means
that failing to issue Miranda warn-
ings is just one of several factors
courts should consider in deciding
whether statements to police were
made voluntarily.
Neither Dickerson nor the fed-
eral prosecutors who had opposed
his appeal focused on the 1968 law.
But University of Utah law profes-
sor Paul Cassell, representing the
conservative Washington Legal
Foundation as a friend of the court,
argued that Section 3501 allowed
use of Dickerson's statements re-
gardless of any Miranda violation.
The appeals court agreed.
After Dickerson's lawyer ap-
See MIRANDA page 5
Castro demands Cuban boy be returned
HAVANA (AP) �Fidel Castro's government stepped
up pressure on the United States on Monday, appeal-
ing for international support and organizing street pro-
tests in its battle to have a boy who was rescued off the
Florida coast returned to his father in Cuba.
Castro on Sunday demanded that 6-year-old Elian
Gonzalez to his father in 72 hours. The State Depart-
ment rejected the demand on Monday, saying the fate
of the child should be based on humanitarian consid-
erations.
"We do not accept the ultimatum issued by Fidel
Castro spokesman James Foley said. "This is not con-
ducive to resolving this case in the appropriate humani-
tarian way
About 1,000 grandmothers marched Monday
through the streets of Elian Gonzalez's hometown of
Cardenas, a two-hour drive east of Havana. "We want
Elian back home said a huge mural painted on a wall
that passers-by signed.
Elian's classmates planned a 6th birthday party for
him at their elementary school in Cardenas as Cubans
on both sides of the Florida Straits increasingly em-
braced him as their own political poster child.
Workers set up bleachers outside the U.S. Interests
Section on Monday, apparently preparing for another
protest outside the American mission. Waving Cuban
flags and chanting political slogans, 500 members of
the Communist Youth held the first protest there Sun-
day night.
Foley said the United States holds the Cuban gov-
ernment responsible for any harm to U.S. citizens or to
the U.S. diplomatic mission that may come from pro-
tests called for by the Cuban government.
"We expect the government of Cuba to fulfill its
obligation to protect international diplomatic missions
and their personnelhe said.
National Assembly President Ricardo Alarcon ap-
pealed in a letter to governments around the world
for their support in bringing Elian home.
"Once again the United States government has vio-
lated the basic principles of law and respect for hu-
man dignity thus insulting the child's father, a mod-
est Cuban worker, and his grandparents Alarcon
wrote.
"Elian's father and his grandparents' right to de-
mand his immediate return to the home and family
from which he was illegally snatched is not nego-
tiable the letter said.
Elian's mother and stepfather were among those
who died when an overloaded powerboat sank Thanks-
giving week during the 90-mile crossing to Florida in
what American authorities said was a case of illegal
alien smuggling.
U.S. Border Patrol spokesman Dan Geoghegan on
Monday confirmed The Miami Herald report and
Cuban government account that there were 14 people
aboard the boat instead of the 13 the Coast Guard has
been reporting.
The boy's father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, 31, says
the child was taken out of the country without his
knowledge. He and the boy's four grandparents have
asked the Cuban government to help get him back.
Alarcon has indicated that Cuba would raise the
dispute over Elian during the Dec. 13 meeting.






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Four students shot
at Oklahoma school
FORT GIBSON, Okla. (AP)�A
13-year-old student opened fire
with a semiautomatic handgun out-
side his middle school this morn-
ing, wounding four classmates, au-
thorities said.
A fifth student reportedly suf-
fered bumps and bruises.
The wounded were taken to hos-
pitals in Tulsa and Muskogee. None
of the injuries appeared life-threat-
ening.
"I understand he just got there
and decided to start shooting,
pulled a gun out and started shoot-
ing said Terry Cragg, Muskogee
County sheriff's deputy. "He doesn't
even know who it was he shot.
There was not a hate thing. I asked
him why. He said, 'I don't know
Students were gathered outside
before the 8 a.m. start of classes
when the shooting began.
It was not known how many
shots were fired.
As science teacher Ronnie
Holuby approached, the boy
dropped his empty 9 mm semiau-
tomatic handgun, authorities said.
Holuby, who also serves as the
school's safety officer, grabbed the
boy's arms and pinned him against
a brick wall.
Later, the small slender boy,
whose name was not released, was
led into a Muskogee County court-
room for a closed arraignment.
Dressed in a blue long-sleeved shirt
and khaki pants, he walked sol-
emnly between two deputies, keep-
ing his head down. It was not clear
what charges he faced.
In Washington, President
Clinton told reporters that investi-
gators from the FBI and ATF were
on the scene.
"Our prayers are with each of the
children and their families
Clinton said. "Right now there are
no fatalities, only people who are
wounded, and we hope it will stay
that way
Governor Frank Keating initially
issued a statement saying the shoot-
ing "must serve as a call to arms for
Oklahoma's educators, parents,
community and religious leaders to
address the root causes of what is
happening to our families and
young people
He later issued a revised state-
ment deleting the reference to a
"call to arms" after a reporter asked
if that was a poor choice of words.
He substituted the phrase "wake-up
call
At Tulsa Regional Medical Cen-
ter, a 12-year-old boy was in fair
condition with gunshot wounds to
both arms. A 12-year-old girl was in
fair condition at St. Francis Hospi-
tal in Tulsa with a gunshot wound
to the cheek.
Muskogee Regional Medical
Center said it was treating two 13-
year-old boys�one for a gunshot
wound to the forearm, the other a
leg wound.
Justine Hurst, a 13-year-old
eighth-grader, stood outside the
school with her father, Jim, hours
after the shooting. She said she
knew two of the victims and the
shooting suspect.
"He seemed like a really nice
person Hurst said, identifying the
shooter as a seventh-grader in her
school. "He had a lot of friends
Authorities offered no details
about the suspect except his age.
Investigators didn't know who the
gun was registered to. They ob-
tained a search warrant to search
some school lockers.
Justine arrived at the school ust
after the shooting happened, as stu-
dents were being rushed inside into
the school cafeteria. She said back-
packs lay strewn everywhere.
"Everyone was screaming
Hurst said. "Everyone was crying
She said some of the children
thought the gunfire was the fire-
crackers left over from Saturday's
football game when Fort Gibson
played Weatherford for a state high
school championship.
The windows of the school were
still painted with signs from the
game, including "We're cheering for
you Fort Gibson lost 46-0 to
Weatherford.
Eighth-grade student Greg Pruitt
was walking on the other side of
building from where the shooting
took place and heard what sounded
like firecrackers. A vice principal
began yelling for kids to get inside
the cafeteria.
"We heard one girl screaming
Pruitt said. "We saw smoke coming
from the cement
Fort Gibson is a town of about
3,500 people about 50 miles south-
east of Tulsa. About 450 students
attend the middle school.
A school official said all of the
district's 1,850 students were sent
home for the day. School was
planned again for Tuesday.
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MIRANDA
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! The lander, if working properly,
was supposed to have switched ra-
dios to relay a signal through Glo-
i bal Surveyor instead of transmitting
directly to Earth. But the mapping
spacecraft sent only its own data
and none from the lander.
Sunday's second communica-
tions opportunity, using the origi-
nal antenna, opened at 9:40 p.m.
PST. After the window was open for
several minutes, scientists still had
not detected any signals from the
lander.
Lack of any signals since shortly
before Friday's scheduled landing
left mission officials with hope only
that the lander survived the touch-
down and, on its own, was taking
steps to establish contact.
Mars Polar Lander could have
gotten into trouble simply by set-
ting down in difficult terrain.
"Landing on Mars Is very hard,
and it's the part where you're
landing that's really hard Cook
said. "It doesn't take much to have
problems
pealed to the Supreme Court, the
Clinton administration refused to
defend Section 3501.
In a brief that Attorney General
Janet Reno took the unusual step of
signing, government lawyers argued
that the federal law cannot be en-
forced because the Miranda decision
"is of constitutional dimension"
and "cannot be superseded merely
by legislation
In today's brief order, the justices
appointed Cassell to defend the law.
before them.
The Miranda decision flowed
from the Fifth Amendment's guar-
antee that no one "shall be com-
pelled in any criminal case to be a
witness against himself But the
court never explicitly said its deci-
sion or the police warnings were
required by the Fifth Amendment.
If the Supreme Court agrees with
the 4th Circuit court that failure to
give the warnings does not neces-
sarily bar use of evidence in federal
cases, states presumably would be
free to follow Congress' lead and
enact their own versions of Section
3501.
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"This will definitely help increase revenues Eakln
said. "And we need revenues to stay afloat and main-
tain financial integrity
Despite the fact that the eastern region of the state
was dealt an economically staggering blow by the af-
termath of Hurricane Floyd, administrators still say this
is the year to raise the price of tuition.
"We did take that into consideration, and that's why
the increase we're proposing is only half of what other
universities are asking for Brown said.
According to Eakin, the requested in-state tuition
increase for UNC-CH, NCSU and UNC was $300. UNC-
W asked for a $235 doctoral increase and a $400 over-
all fee increase.
Nieman said he disapproved of the timing of the
fee increase.
"So many North Carolinians were affected by the
hurricane that it just seems disappointing that this is
the time being chosen to raise tuition Neiman said.
"I'd like to see a move towards more modest propos-
als, because this is a time for healing
Eakin is requesting the mandatory $30 doctoral in-
crease and an additional $120 totaling $150 for in-state
students for next year alone. Out-of-state increases come
to $326 for doctoral and $446 touting $772.
"I am very disappointed in our administration's pro-
posal of this increase because it seems like all we're doing
is piggy-backing on the backs of UNC and NCSU said
SG A President Cliff Webster If this passes, we, the stu-
dent body must come to bond in a collective effort to
stop it at the General Administration
Following the administration's proposal, Sopho-
more Class President Michael Orr introduced a resolu-
tion concerning the opposition of the tuition increase
to the SGA. The resolution passed with only one vote
of opposition by Senior Class Vice President Robert
Smith. This resolution is an official statement by the
student body of ECU that will be sent to the BOT and
BOG, voicing opposition to the tuition increase.
"Decisions are made for and about you, with or with-
out you, so anyone who feels that this (proposal is
wrong, please let your voice be heard Orr said.
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HOLIDAY
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The drive began Nov. 6 and the
final collection day is Dec. 9. Thus
far, Craigle reports the turnout has
been tremendous.
"The staff, faculty and students
have been very supportive of the
program she said.
There is a continual need for
supplies, however. Along with the
collection, Dowdy Student Stores
and the ECU Cheerleaders are do-
ing their part as well. On Dec. 7
between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m those
who bring new, unwrapped toys to
the store will receive a free photo
taken with Pee Dee Claus.
For a list of collection sites, go
online to www.ecu.eduservices
and click on the Holiday '99 link.
The web page displays a list of col-
lection sites, gift and donation
suggestions and photos from last
year's drive. If you have any ques-
tions or are interested in sponsor-
ing a family, call Julie Wolfe at
328-6910 or Leslie Craigle at 328-
6468, ext. 4.
Craigle feels participating in
the holiday drive is one way to
demonstrate good will at this spe-
cial time of year.
"Participating is a prime ex-
ample of East Carolina's motto to
serve Craigle said.
Finally, the members of the
drive would like thank everyone
for helping to make the holidays
brighter for many Pitt County
families.
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Something homemade that
shows the giver's creativity and
talents illustrates more
forethought than that spiffy new
shirt from the Gap that everyone
else will be wearing come
January. Even taking time out to
cook the one you love dinner or
give them a massage can mean
more than a box from Bailey's
Jewelry.
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OPINION COLUMN
Common courtesy remembered, missed
Christie Marra
OPINION COLUMNIST
I can remember my mom once telling me that you
should always say "please" and "thank you" whenever
you need someone to do something for you or they
have done something nice for you. She also told me
that you should be polite and try not to step on
anyone's toes in your daily life. It seems as though acts
as simple and common as these are so frequently for-
gotten as we complete our day to day routines.
Granted, there are some people who always remem-
ber these "common courtesies but more often than
not, numerous people seem to have totally abandoned
the little things in life. Maybe they didn't pay enough
attention to their mothers when they were little, or
perhaps they just chose not to listen. Either way, people
look at you strange when you are polite and just say
"Thanks
Sometimes, ail it takes to make someone's day a little
brighter is to say "excuse me "please" or "thank you
I learned this in a store one day and was completely
baffled by the surprised look on the lady's face. All I
wanted was a can of soup for dinner and had to reach
in front of her to get the last can of vegetable alpha-
bet. I said "excuse me" and she moved. After that, she
told me I was the first person to be somewhat polite to
her all day, and she smiled. All of my life I had thought
it was understood to say "excuse me" and all that other
stuff. I guess that I was blindly assuming people actu-
ally had manners.
All day long, I work around people and if I'm not
polite, I don't make any money. One thing this has
taught me is that people are incredibly rude and could
care less about what their mothers once told them. I
think it's pretty sad that people would rather just reach
in front of, cut off and even disregard the comfort of
others just so they can be first in line or get the last can
of soup on the shelf.
I guess it's unusual for people to just be nice and
dig deep into their memories for the simple life lessons
we once learned but so frequently forget. Next time
you're in the grocery store, your car or anywhere there
are other people around you; please use some man-
ners. Maybe if someone would have just said "thank
you" to all of those postal workers, they wouldn't have
tripped out and lives wouldn't have been lost to the
wrath of cranky, under appreciated mail men.
This writer can be
cmarro@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
contacted at
OPINION COLUMN
Where have all the reindeer gone?
Ryan Kennemur
OPINION COMMUNIST
Howdy folks! How was your Dia
del Turkey? Here's hoping it was bet-
ter than fellow columnist Patrick
McMahon's. His really sucked. Re-
ally.
But alas, that day is gone, and it
is about time for us to get really
worried. Nope, I'm not talking
about finals. Nope, I'm not talking
about term papers and field projects.
Nope, I'm not talking about the fact
that there are only 18 more shop-
ping days until Christmas no
wait. I AM talking about that. My
mistake.
Now, we all know that Christ-
mas is a time for giving, sharing,
loving, caring, warmth and all that
other good, old-timey, "Andy-Will-
iams-sings-the-best-of-Elvis-singing-
the-best-of-Nat-Ktng-Cole" type of
stuff. Of course, that's what we all
look forward to. But when Christ-
mas Anally gets here, it's quite dif-
ferent, isn't it? It's more like spend-
ing, rushing, cooking, taking pic-
tures of people with peculiar red
eyes, explaining your report card
and why "I's" are better than "F's
and basically figuring out that
Christmas ends right after lunch on
Dec. 25. �
Now I think that's sad. Remem-
ber when we were just itty bitty
widdle kids? Sure you do! The closer
Christmas morning got, the more
often we had to change our collec-
tive underwear.
I miss that feeling. Ever since I've
come to college, I've felt like an
adult. It's a great feeling having your
own place to live and your own bills
to pay (1 guess), but it's not much
fun anymore. One thing that con-
soles me is the fact that toys have
not gotten much better since we
were kids. For the young ones, one
of the best selling toys continues to
be the "See and Say that pull-the-
string-and-hear-the-cow-say-
MOOO-thingy. As for the boys, they
still have Transformers, but now
they're called "Beast Wars And the
really sad thing is that girls' toys
really haven't changed since the
'50s. They still sell oodles of nov-
elty dolls such as "Baby Crawl-n-
Crap" and "Baby Eat-Cherries-n-
Throw-up-on-New-Carpet
I guess you could say that I'm
going through a sort of mid-life cri-
sis a little prematurely. I wish I
could go back and retrieve that feel-
ing that I used to have during the
holidays, but when exams end just
a week prior, I really don't have time
to get into any sort of good spirit.
That's why I think we should
just do our exams on the final day
of classes. Either that or just do away
with them altogether. Now, THERE'S
a nice present! Anyway, have a great
holiday and eat all you want. You
can always lose the weight over the
next year or two.
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Christmas is a time of beauty, love and happiness. It is also a time of
getting and giving.
Sometimes people go all out and spend entirely too much on Christ-
mas presents. We have noticed that every year there are always those who
are willing to spend hundreds of dollars on gifts for their friends and fam-
ily. Granted, if one has more money than they know what to do with, it's
OK to splurge a little. But some students barely have enough money to
make ends meet. And, those credit card bills at the end of the month will
make poor kindling when GUC turns your electricity off. Hopefully your
loved ones would rather see dear you spend your college years debt-free
than get an overly-expensive gift. Love does not come in the form of
money.
Much of the time a handmade card or a batch of cookies means more
than a store-bought bag of M&M's. Something homemade that shows
the giver's creativity and talents illustrates more forethought than that
spiffy new shirt from the Gap that everyone else will be wearing come
January. Even taking time out to cook the one you love dinner or give
them a massage can mean more than a box from Bailey's Jewelry.
In order to show affection for someone, you need only look as far as
your desk drawer or craft store. Think about the person and what they
mean to you or the things that they truly love. Lots of people love simple
things of beauty, and these things are typically cheaper than their store-
brand counterparts. Be creative and pour your heart and soul into the
gifts that you give, and the recipients will love it every time. Even if it's not
what they really wanted, they will learn to love it because you made it for
them.
No one can put a price on love. Avoid being brainwashed by the Hall-
mark manifesto. Paying more for a gift does not make you a better per-
son, and will probably not make someone you care about happier than a
fresh batch of lovingly-made cookies.
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OPINION COLUMN
Apply lessons learned at ECU to better the future 4
The next lesson perhaps is hard to admit, but is J
nevertheless a fact of life: Guys and girls are as differ
ent as night and day and that will never change. Dei ;
spite a college education, guys are still playing vided
games religiously, communicating poorly and behav
ing badly. Likewise, girls mysteriously find solace in
shopping, crying to get their way and most love to '
gossip. It's the same thing from kindergarten through �
college and, yes, even beyond. ;� 'c
Lastly, you find in college that the easy thing to do�
is almost never the right thing to do. Any time a decj-1:
sion is to be made, the one with the most positive re
suits is the very one that requires the most sacrifice���
and wherewithal. There is also a tendency to remair)
completely apathetic and "decide not to decide Tak
ing the easy choice and deciding not to decide, if con-
stantly repeated, will most definitely lead to crash and
burn because then there is no locus of control.
As this year wraps up, and especially for those gradu-
ating, it is imperative to make the most of what you
have experienced. Applying lessons so that mistakes
are not repeated is key to achieving your goals.
Marvelle Sullivan
OPINION WRITER
Since the semester and the year are both drawing
to a close, it is important to make an evaluation of
people and events and the impressions these have
made on who we are now. College is such a small part
of a life span, but it is important in that it shapes your
future and attitudes on many levels. Here, you just
begin to learn fundamental lessons that will be ap-
plied to the rest of your life.
One important lesson reveals to us that
sometimes,we don't reap what we sow. The very things
we put the most time and effort into are not rewarded
with equal results. Very often, studying five minutes
for a test will translate into a much better grade than
the test that you stayed up all night preparing for.
Equivalently, people that you put your most trust in,
can be the very ones that ultimately disappoint you.
It would be wonderful to believe that the older
you get, the less frequently disappointment occurs,
but that just isn't realistic. However, with experience,
it becomes easier to accept and cope with disappoint-
ment, while allowing it to make you a better person.
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OPINION COLUMN
Life is a gift to be treasured
Na'im Akbar
OPINION WRITER
When you don't have a grip on life, it will defi-
nitely get a grip on you. I write these words today so
that we might take an inventory of our lives and take
advantage of each moment that God gives us, to live it
to its fullest potential.
This is a reminder to all of us not to take our lives
for granted, for the life we have been blessed with can
be so fleeting. I write to honor the memory of the Texas
A&M University students who lost their lives before
they could develop their potential. As a college stu-
dent, I was saddened to learn of the loss of these young
people who had so much to give to the world. Let those
of us that are here take a lesson from the untimely death
of these students and do something that will stand as a
symbol of our good works.
Fellow members of the ECU family, remember that
"life is a mystery, unfold it; a journey, walk it; painful,
endure it; beautiful, see it; a song, sing it; a flower, smerT
it; wonderful, enjoy it; a candle, light it; precious, don't'
waste it; a gift, open it; love, give it; unlimited, go fof �
it; light, shine in it according to Iyanla Vanzant. �
As for the students who died at Texas A&M, I know
that they rest in the bosom of God; and yet I cannot,
help but feel the pains of sorrow and regret for their
families and friends. I cannot help but feel the heavy�
hand of death on my forehead. I cannot help but imag�
ine bygone days when they, their families, and their'
friends lived and smiled in the face of the sun.
Where are they now? Are they somewhere in an
unknown region? Are they together? Do they remem-
ber the past as we do? Are they near this world of ours
or are they far away? I know, dear people that they
live. They live a life more real, more beautiful than ours.
They are nearer to God than we are.
This writer can be contacted at
nakbar@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
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OPINION COLUMN
Drug education not prevalent enough
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In general, drug culture in our
society is at the beginning of a boom
age, and it sincerely frightens me
because I don't think we are aware
of or ready for the immediate and
long term effects of the new drug
age. By "we" I mean everyone on
all levels, from the pharmaceutical
industry to your average Joe who is
popping Zanex and Valium daily.
The sheer number of substances
that are available and in use daily
by nearly everyone is astounding:
Prozac, Ritalin, marijuana, Viagra,
Ecstasy, LSD, nicotine, cocaine, caf-
feine, Phen-Phen, Ketamine, alco-
hol. The list can go on and on since
there are literally thousands of de-
signer drugs that someone just "in-
vented" in a lab somewhere. My
concern is with people who use any
type of drug without first educating
themselves on exactly how it works
and what it does.
This is a tricky thing because it
is easy to take another person's word
on safety�from a doctor giving a
prescription, on the relatively in-
formed end, to a friend passing you
a couple of red gel tabs, on the not-
so-enlightened end.
On the pharmaceutical side of
the scale, the system seems to be
safe since everything is thoroughly
tested and scrutinized. But how do
you really know what the long-term
effects of any new drug are? A pow-
erful pharmaceutical company
probably has lobbyists at the FDA
and can put serious pressure on new
drug approval. Do you trust these
people with your health?
On the street side however,
things are even gloomier simply
because the substances need to run
underground, and there is a whole
taboo quality to the scene. For ex-
ample, what do you know more
about: how Viagra works on your
body or how LSD works on your
mind? Of course you have seen the
ads for Viagra with the cute molecu-
lar explanation of how it works and
all its side effects and interactions.
Now show me the brochure for LSD,
because there are a lot of people
using it who have no source of edu-
cation.
Perhaps we should ask the CIA,
since they have done extensive test-
ing on this and many other drugs.
Why can't the government put out
a brochure with truthful, objective
information rather than slather us -
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typical "Don't Do Drugs" ads. sjlga
The fact of the matter is that
people are going to take substances- (
into their bodies for various reasons
Education is vital to the ensurance
of their health and well-being and
should be available regardless of tHe1'
legality issue. At the dawn of this'
drug age it is important that we pro-
ceed with caution and intelligence
rather than recklessness and igno-
rance. Know what you are putting
into your body and be sure that you
know if you really want to.
This is part one of a series of drug
related articles. Next semester I
would like to explore the issues of
legality and the illegitimate "war on
drugs Have a wonderfull holiday,
and be educated on your intoxiciP
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International Celebrations
Australia
Summer is the holiday season for Australians. For
many, it is an occasion to exchange gifts with
friends and relatives and dine on exquisite cuisine. A
typical Christmas menu could include seafood,
glazed ham, cold chicken, duck or turkey, cold deli
meats, pasta, salads, desserts of all types, including
ice cream. The first official Christmas "Down Under"
was celebrated on Dec. 25,1788 in Sydney. Cove.
Franca
Nearly every French home at Christmas displays a
Nativity scene or "creche which serves as the fo-
cus for the Christmas celebration. The creche often
dispjays little clay figures called santons or "little
saints which are made by craftsmen in the south of
France throughout the year. French children receive
gifts from Pere Noel, who travels with his stem disci-
plinarian companion Pere Fouettard. Pere Fouettard
reminds Pere Noel of how each child has behaved
during the past year. In some parts of France, Pere
Noel brings small gifts on St. Nicholas Eve, cel-
ebrated on Dec. 6, and visits again on Christmas. In
other places it is Jesus who brings the gifts. Gener-
ally, adults wait until New Year's Day to exchange
gifts.
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Spain
Christmas is a deeply religious holiday in Spain. The
country's patron saint is the Virgin Mary. Young men
dress extravagantly and at times wear masks. They
parade noisily throughout the streets carrying a long
pole on the top of which is attached a holly bush.
Christmas Eve Is known as Nochebuena or "the
Good Night It is a time for family members to
gather together to rejoice and feast around Nativity
scenes that are present in nearly every home. As in
many European countries, the children of Spain re-
ceive gifts on the feast of the Epiphany, Jan. 6. The
Magi are particularly revered in Spain. It is believed
that they travel through the countryside reenacting
their journey to Bethlehem every year at this time.
Children leave their shoes on windowsills and fill
them with straw, carrots and barley. In return, the
wise men fill the shoes with candy.
China
Cbtetians in China celebrate by lighting their
houses with beautiful paper lanterns and decorating
their Christmas trees, which they call "Trees of
Light with paper chains, paper flowers and paper
lanterns. Chinese children hang muslin stockings
and await a visit from Santa Claus, whom they call
Dun Che Lao Ren (dwyn-chuh-lau-oh-run) which
means "Christmas Old Man Since the vast majority
of the Chinese are not Christian, the main winter
festival in China is the Chinese New Year, which
takes place toward the end of January. Now officially
called the "Spring Festival it is a time when chil-
dren receive new clothing, eat luxurious meals, re-
ceive new toys and enjoy firecracker displays. An
important aspect of the Chinese New Year celebra-
tion is the worship of ancestors. Portraits and paint-
ings of ancestors are brought out and hung in the
main room of the home.
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Christians in India decorate mango or banana trees
at Christmas time. They sometimes also decorate
their houses with mango leaves. In some parts of In-
dia, small clay oil-burning lamps are used as Christ-
mas decorations which are placed on the edges of
flat roofs and on the tops of walls. Churches are
decorated with poinsettias and lit with candles for
the Christmas evening service.
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Christmas trees light up the season
Evergreen tradition
based on history
Ryan Kennemur
SENIOR WRITER
"Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, please keep
away from mat-ches
As the semester comes to an exasperating end, many
ECU students will venture home for the holidays. They
may light the Menorah, hang their stockings by the
chimney with care or even bring a seven-foot tree into
their homes to decorate with lights and ornaments
passed down from generation to generation. But the
question remains, "Why have a tree?"
According to the University of Illinois (UI) web site,
the initial idea of the holiday tree came from the an-
cient Romans, who decorated small trees with shining
metal in the honor of Saturnus, the god of agriculture.
In the middle ages, an evergreen tree was decorated
with apples as a symbol of the Feast of Adam and Eve,
which was celebrated on Dec. 24.
The actual idea of a "Christmas" tree came much
later.
"It is believed to have originated in Germany, and
the idea spread to the United States in the 1800s said
Karen Baldwin, Folklore Professor at ECU.
Christmas trees came from the forest until fairly
recently. Trees have been sold commercially in the US �
since about 18S0 and currently, there are only seven
states that produce tree farms, North Carolina and
Pennsylvania are the only two on the East Coast. Arti-
ficial trees, or pre-cut trees, are more popular nation-
ally.
Traditionally, the idea of the Christmas tree is a rep-
resentation of the family or organization who erected
it.
"Ornaments that are hung on the branches are usu-
ally symbols of heritage or generations past Baldwin
said. "Once, when I was away from home and didn't
have much room, I made a picture of a Christmas tree
on the wall and hooked decorations to it. So, the idea
of a tree can be just as profound and meaningful as the
tree itself
There are many traditions that go along with the
Christmas tree.
"Many people string popcorn and twirl it around
the tree like garland Baldwin said. "Also, it's com-
monplace to position the tree in front of a window for
passers-by to see
See TREES, page 8
Christmas trees decorate stores everywhere,
(photo by Emily Richardson)
doristmas festivities differ worldwide
Santa Claus and candles, such as those in advent wreaths and those burning as centerpieces, are symbols of the holiday
season, (photo by Emily Richardson)
MOVIE REVIEW
"Gift of Magi" proceeds
benefit diabetes patients
Popular play performed
to raise money
Jennifer Brown
STAFF WRITER
Toy Story 2
Susan Wright
FEATURES EDITOR
Only occasionally does a movie come along that
can make everyone, from five to 95, laugh out loud.
"Toy Story 2" is one of these films.
In 1995, the original Toy Story came out, heralding
a revolution in Hollywood as the first completely com-
puter-animated feature-length film. With the voice tal-
ents of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, the characters of
Woody and Buzz Lightyear come to life. In "Toy Story
2 the same computer graphics and voices are back,
only now the plot is funnier and even more complex.
Even toys have to make tough choices. Woody, the
ever-valiant cowboy, embarks on a mission to save his
friend Squeak, but something goes terribly wrong.
Woody is stolen by a toy collector, and it's up to the
boys to save him.
As in the last Toy Story, the toys end up traveling to
See TOYS, page 8
The ECU Diabetes Center presented more than just
frankincense and myrrh this holiday season.
With the talented assistance of the ECU Theatre De-
partment, the center sponsored a special production
of O'Henry's "The Gift of Magi" Friday, Dec. 3, at
Ironwood's Jockey Club. Theproduction consisted of
the performance of the play, dinner, and a silent auc-
tion.
The play was originally set in the holiday season. It
tells the story of a married couple who are so poor they
each have to sell their most prized possession to buy
the other a gift. It's message stresses the importance of
giving.
Mary Schumer of the Diabetes Center said she hopes
this will be the "First Annual Diabetes Center Fund
raiser Schumer said she hopes that these fundraisers
will continue for years to come, and Greenville has
shown their support.
"We've really had tremendous support from the
community, especially considering everything
Greenville has gone through this year Schumer said.
"Several businesses have either donated things for the
auction or provided floral arrangements and decora-
tions for the dinner
A variety of items were auctioned off. The dona-
tions included birdhouses, pictures, golf clubs, hams,
See DIABETES, page 8
Families share
traditions of feasting, celebrating
Nina M. Dry
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
Everywhere you look, Christmas is in the ait Pine
scent fills the air as stores prepare to sell Christmas
trees for the holiday season. Festive lights are me-
ticulously hung on homes, adding color to neigh-
borhoods while sounds of carols can be heard in ev-
ery department store during our search for the per-
fect gift for that special someone.
During this time of year, most families come to-
gether and revive their family traditions. In the
United States, although people have their own way
of celebrating Christmas, there are many traditions,
such as awaiting Santa's arrival and giving gifts that
are commonly shared. In other countries, there are
certain events that are anticipated all year.
According to senior Carotin Meisel, who is Ger-
man by birth, holiday festivities in Germany begin
during the first week of December with a visit from
"St. Nicholas
"It's just like Santa Claus, but instead kids put their
shoes at the end of their beds Meisel said. "St. Nicho-
las comes and puts candy and chocolate in their
shoes
This tradition is very similar to the American tra-
dition of hanging stockings and filling them with
candy and gifts.
While many Americans begin their Christmas as
soon as the turkey settles in their stomachs, in Ger-
many, families such as Meisel's don't display a Christ-
mas tree until Christmas Eve. According to Meisel,
Dec. 24 is a day of major preparation for Christmas
Day.
"On Christmas Eve, we go to church, begin pre-
paring the meals for the following day and exchange
gifts Meisel said. "We usually eat meals that don't
take too much time to prepare since we are so busy
preparing for the next day
On Christmas Day, the dishes served are usually
duck, potatoes and other deiectables.
"Our Christmas meal is more similar to Ameri-
cans' Thanksgiving dinner Meisel said.
See FESTIVITIES, page 9
A NOTCH ABOVE THE NORM
Santa Claus
He is the subject of thousands of poems and sto-
ries, yet no two are the same. Every year at Christmas,
millions of children await his arrival. He is known
around the world as Pere Noel, Kriss Kringle and in
the United States, as Santa Claus.
St. Nicholas, believed to be Claus's predecessor, was
born in the fourth century in a small town in Turkey.
He was known for his generosity and compassion for
small children. In one of the many legends, he threw
bags of gold into a poor man's window to save his
daughters from being forced Into prostitution. He was
named the patron saint of sailors in peril on the sea
and children without hope. For many years, St Nlcho-
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End of Days poorly cast
Susan Wright
FEATURES EDITOR
A big, burly man wrought with alcoholism and sui-
cidal depression is the chosen one who must keep the
marked bearer of the Anti-Christ from procreating with
Satan. If you can swallow this premise, then you may
be able to make it through director Peter Hyams' End
of Days.
Satan (Gabriel Byrne), who has the ability to read
minds and appear wherever he chooses, is in the midst
of searching for a woman named Christine (Robin
Tunney) with whom he can reproduce. At the same
time, religious militant groups are hunting for Chris-
tine so that they can kill her to keep Satan's spawn
from taking over the world. Arnold Schwarzenegger's
Jericho Cane is a tormented ex-cop who is chosen to
protect Christine from the many villains out to get her.
Although Jericho's life is full of self-destructiive
habits and self-loating due to his past, he is chosen as
the only one who is pure of heart who can protect Chris-
tine before Millennium midnight. His only understand-
ing is of guns, yet no weapon made by man is able to
destroy Satan. Even though Jericho's chances are slim,
as in most action movies, the good guy does end up
winning while the more powerful bad guy loses.
End of Days suffers from poor casting and character
portrayals that ruin what otherwise could have been a
movie with real potential. Watching Schwartzenegger
plod through his role and slowly come to an under-
standing of what exactly is going on around him takes
up the first 1 12 hour of the movie; this is what keeps
the film from really building steam. The plot eventu-
ally fizzles into a predictable battle between good and
evil with lots of added gore and violence.
So, if you're intent upon being startled by grotesque
scenes and astounding amounts of bloodshed in hor-
rific ways, this film is a great way to spend two hours.
If you're looking for a movie to stimulate your mind as
well as your eyes, however, this movie is not one worth
spending your money on.
TAii's writer can be contacted at
features@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
Christmas tree lots display their evergreen wares as soon
as the Christmas season begins, (photo by Emily
Richardson)
"Sometimes before presents are wrapped, people put
stuffed animals on the tree skirt or set up Lionel trains
said Rodney Rose, Graduate Student.
People are torn between tradition and their desire
to keep things cost-effective and long lasting.
Over 34 million natural trees are sold annually, com-
pared to only 10 million artificial ones. There are over
12,000 farms and 15,000 growers in the US. The most
popular type overall is the Scotch Pine, known for its
ability to retain all of its needles after it dries.
In North Carolina, however, another branch is king.
"The Fraser Fir is the Cadillac of Christmas trees.
The needles stay up and it's the best smelling said
Larry Cuthvertson, Manager of Mountain Boy Christ-
mas Trees.
"Having a fake tree is like having Santa Claus with-
out a beard Cuthvertson said.
SANTA
from page 7
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rkennemur@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
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DIABETES
from page 7
ornaments and a baby grand piano. An autographed copy
of Jerry Seinfeld's book was also included. One of the ECU
professors even donated a picture of the Cape Hatteras Light-
house in its original location.
Jane Komegay, of the Medical Foundation.plays an in-
tegral role in getting this benefit together. Komegay helps
to coordinate charity money and private support for the
ECU School of Medicine and the Nursing and Allied Heath
Departments as well.
Komegay said she is very happy with the community
response they received.
"This is the first fund raiser we have donefor the Diabe-
tes Foundation. So many people are either afflicted them-
selves by diabetes or know someone who is affected by it
Komegay said.
Kristen Lundberg, a senior at ECU and a Theater Educa-
tion major, is one of the directors of the "Gift of Magi
"It's been a great experience working with the people at
the Hospital Lundberg said. "It's for a great cause
According to the American Diabetes Association, the total
associated cost of diabetes for Americans in 1997 was $98
billion, The proceeds from the play and auction will be used
to help fund Diabetes research in the new millennium.
This writer can be contacted at
jbrown@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
TOYS
from page 7
unknown places away from Andy, their keeper. A simple
venture to the airport or around the block for a human
becomes quite a feat for these six-inch action figures. Ev-
ery inch is perilous and every turn could be their last. A
shower of bouncy balls and the theft of a luggage car
from the airport are two of the many disasters these tiny
toys cause.
Luckily, all of Andy's toys, including some new ones,
make it home in time for Andy to return.
The toys' motto throughout the movie, "nothing is
as wonderful as being loved by a child is shared with all
the new toys. Although the love will end sooner or later,
it is worth it while it lasts.
The characters in this film really do come to life. Tor
two hours, you wonder what it would be like if your toys
could really talk and move. If they could, would they be
as adventurous as Buzz and Woody?
The references to other movies, deftly added to the
plot, give it a twist that adults will appreciate. When view-
ing it for the first time, the more obvious jokes hit you in
the face; the several, more subtle jokes and references
become noticeable the second or third time the movie is
watched.
I have not seen a funnier movie all year than "Toy
Story 2 Even if you are not a big fan of animated mov-
ies, you should go see it, if only to see Mrs. Potatohead
packing her hubby an extra pair of shoes and his "angry
eyes
This writer can be contacted at
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las Day was celebrated on Dec. 6, this being the day
when all gifts were given. The holiday was later moved
back by the pope so that it could be celebrated in con-
junction with the birth of Christ on Dec. 25 ,b
According to Claus, he was originally a Dutch leg-
end brought to America by the colonists. As early as
1773 he began to appear in the press in America. Tta
image that Americans hold of him now is very differ-
ent from how European children portrayed him.
Claus used to be known to ride with an elf. Blaqk
Peter on a single horse across the sky. If a child was
good' he or she would receive toys and candy, but if a
child was bad, Black Peter would come into their room
at night arid whip them. According to Claus, Black Pe-
ter was simply a legend invented by parents to make
their children behave. Claus said he would never share
a horse with anyone who would wake children by
whipping them�the very idea!
The American image of Claus and his reindeer is
not a legend, but rather the creation of several merj
who pieced together the figure seen today on every-
thing from Coca-Cola bottles to T-shirts. Thomas Nait,
a famous cartoonist, and Clement Clark Moore, the
author of "T'was the Night Before Christmas made
Santa Claus into a benevolent old man who is jolly
and chubby yet can squeeze up any chimney by "plap-
ing his finger aside of his nose ' I
Now a major icon in department stores and shppr
ping malls everywhere, this Americanized representat
tion of Claus is not too far off from the man himself.
Unbeknownst to many, Claus's passion is
snowboarding, and he said he wishes that Americans
would include his aerobic hobby in their portrayal.qf
him instead of dwelling on all of the cookies he eats.
"Can I help it if I have a sweet tooth?' Claus said
Although his image will probably continue to.
change as the years go by, Claus will continue to be
the same benevolent man he was when Moore's chaiv
acter saw him standing by the chimney on Christmas'
Eve, or the jolly man Nast drew shaking his belly. As
long as there are children, Claus promises there witt-
always be elves making toys and a laughing man in a,
sleigh pulled by eight tiny reindeer to deliver them.
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dents streaking on college campuses in the 1970s are
fceing relived.
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�hid college campuses where students are peeling off
their clothes and praying they don't get caught.
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month at Denison University in Granville.
Jenn Powell, a junior from Silver Spring, Md was
writing a paper late at night in the university's com-
puter lab when she saw a flash of flesh.
"All of a sudden, two guys with just winter caps on
fcircled around the cubicles a couple of times and left
�Powell'siid in The Columbus Dispatch Saturday. "It kind
of shocked me at first. It was a little nerve-racking
Amusing was how Jennifer Crosthwait, a junior
from Mill Valley, Calif described her brief encounter
with a group of eight to 10 briefless young men.
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ar and ran up three flights of stairs in the student
ahion, yelling and making a commotion, Ms.
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1976, Ms. Crosthwait said. "It was the first time I'd seen
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ality, you're young and you're willing to take risks.
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young people. The repercussions of doing it at 42 are
different than if you're 21
it There were no repercussions for Antioch College
student streakers at a women's rugby game last month
at Wittenberg University in Springfield.
Antioch spokeswoman Karen Kovach said, "The
crowd went wild" when two men stripped naked and
two women stripped off their tops and ran around the
held.
The team's inaugural match at Wittenberg marked
Antioch's return to intercollegiate sports for the first
time since 1927 - not counting an abandoned attempt
in the late 1970s to establish an ultimate Frisbee team,
Ms. Kovach said.
To celebrate Antioch's first score, students decided
they would streak. Wittenberg won 23-0, but the stu-
dents streaked anyway.
COLUMBIA, Pa. (AP) - Hauling a 13-foot tall, fiber-
glass cow from the pastures of Pennsylvania to the traf-
fic-jammed streets of New York City wasn't always as
easy as the Rev. Gene Heidler tried to make it look.
To do his job of promoting Turkey Hill Dairy
throughout the East Coast, Heidler has had to smile as
angry Brooklyn drivers shouted at his employer's giant
marketing gimmick for causing a five-mile traffic jam.
He kept his cool while driving the cow on a mas-
sive trailer through the heart of Times Square for an
appearance on NBC's "Today" show.
He took it in stride when the 2-ton cow was
wounded in a drive-by shooting.
But after 12 years of chauffeuring "Flossie" to birth-
days, grand-opening celebrations and proms in a dozen
states from Virginia to Maine, Heidler has had enough
of that excitement.
"People always have a strong reaction to the cow
Heidler said as he hauled the cow back to Turkey Hill
headquarters in Columbia, seven miles south of
Lancaster, one last time as his retirement took effect
Wednesday.
"I need more time in my schedule and a little less
excitement he said.
The cow, painted black and white and equipped
with an electronic "mooing" speaker, was sold to Tur-
key Hill Dairy for almost $20,000 in 1986 by Fiberglass
Animals and Shapes Corp. The Wisconsin company
sells giant fiberglass animals to restaurants, miniature
golf courses and other companies.
Initially, dairy officials planned to use Flossie only
for occasional promotions, but the gimmick proved
much more popular than anticipated.
"We thought it would be a good way to interact
with the community at events said Carol Bleacher,
the cow's agent. "We never imagined that we would be
sending Gene and the cow out four limes a week
Heidler, who is now a pastor at Millersville Breth-
ren inChrist church in Millersville, recalled when he
was first approached about taking on the unorthodox
job of Flossie's driver.
"I was in church with the dairy's vice president and
everyone knew I needed a little extra money to help
pay for the house I had bought Heidler said. "He came
up to me and said, 'we've got an opening for someone
who is a little unique and wants a new challenge I've
never forgiven him
In the years since, Heidler and the cow have be-
come local celebrities.
Farmer Ray Phillips, who lives down the road from
the dairy, said just watching the cow drive up the road
brings a smile to his face.
"You almost feel like you've gone to the Twilight
Zone or to some planet that worships cows Phillips
said. "It's neat to see something so unusual. I never get
tired of looking at it. People still run out of their houses
to get a look at it when it drives by
During Heidler's tenure, the cow has made several
high-profile appearances, including a guest spot on the
"Today" show. Heidler honored the show's request to
drive the cow right by the studio as weatherman Al
Roker made a few cracks about it in 1987.
"At first some drivers were a little annoyed, but I
think everyone around started to enjoy it Heidler said.
In 1998 and this year, Flossie was the "pace cow"
during a NASCAR weekly race at the South Hampton
Motor Speedway in Capron, Va which Turkey Hill
cosponsors. The cow took two laps in front of the cars
before the race began.
"Watching it circle the track in front of the race
cars was one of the absolute strangest things I've ever
seen said Brad Skelding, the track's general manager.
"We'd like to think the cow is now a fixture here. Ev-
eryone loves it
Flossie's life has also been fraught with peril.
While being taken to the grand opening of a gro-
cery store in Hyde Park, New York, someone drove by
and shot Flossie, leaving a 4-inch hole in her belly.
"We patched her up with fiberglass and she was
making appearances soon after Heidler said.
The cow has also been stolen several times, but has
always been returned.
Although Heidler is retiring, Flossie has plenty of
commitments to keep. She is booked for appearances
as far off as December 2001, and the company is look-
ing for new driver.
"Flossie's social schedule puts all of ours to shame
said Turkey Hill spokeswoman Crystal Foltz.
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places as gifts during the holiday season, (photo by Emily
Richardson)
All holiday festivities end on Jan. 6, when Germans
celebrate the coming of the Three Kings.
In Turkmenistan, located in Central Asia, Shokhrat
Orazov celebrates the holidays a little differently. Al-
though they do not celebrate Christmas, New Year's is
an important holiday.
"On New Year's Eve, the whole family comes to-
gether, waits for midnight and we have champagne to
celebrate the New Year Orazov said.
According to Orazov, the preparation for New Year's
begins during the daytime on Dec. 31.
"We cook the whole day Orazov said. "We make
stuffed chicken, fried eggplant with garlic and cake for
dessert
Also, Orazov's family prepares a variety of different
salads such as olivie salad which contains olives, pota-
toes, sausage, green beans, eggs and mayonnaise. Lamb
kabobs marinated overnight in vinegar and cooked in
an open fire and wine are also served.
While awaiting the New Year, the Orazov family
joins in on the presidential tree lighting at the capital.
"Whoever has a child under 16 receives a small pack-
age of candy, small toys and fruit as gifts Orazov said.
The country also caters to children by showcasing
winter exhibitions from Dec. 20 to Jan. 12 and holds a
circus during this time of the year.
These two families, even though they live in differ-
ent regions of the world, prove that togetherness dur-
ing the holiday season is a family tradition worldwide.
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Tech to battle for No. 1
The question of the day is who will be No.1�
currently ranked No. 1 Florida State or No. 2 Vir-
ginia Tech. The answer will come at B p.m. Jan. 4
when the two teams go head to head in the Sugar
Bowl on ABC for the national title.
A championship effort
It took 14 seasons, three home stadiums, four
head coaches and a franchise relocation, but on
Sunday the Rams returned to the top of the NFC
West heap with a much awarded 34-21 victory
over the Carolina Panthers. The win also ce-
mented the turnaround for Rams Head Coach
Dick Vermeil, who won just nine games in his first
two seasons as Rams coach but has 10 in 1999.
Arrest warrant
ordered for Mavs rookie
Dallas Maverick rookie Leon Smith had a war-
rant for his arrest issued Monday. Smith left to
check himself into a Texas hospital for psychiatric
treatment. The warrant was ordered by U.S. Cir-
cuit Judge J. W. Smith at a hearing on charges
against the 19-year-okJ player accused of ram-
ming a car belonging to his ex-girtfriend's mother
and smashing out the windows.
Stephan Johnson dies at 31
Boxer Stephan Johnson, failing to regain con-
sciousness from a brain injury, died Sunday.
Johnson sustained the injury in a Nov. 20 fight. At-
lantic City New Jersey Medical Center physician
pronounced Johnson dead at 5:45 p.m accord-
ing to the Atlantic County medical examiner. No
one from the medical examiner's office or the hos-
pital would discuss the official cause of death.
Summitt gets 700th win
Tennessee's women's basketball Head Coach
Pat Summitt celebrated a win for the 700th time in
her unmatched coaching career. Wearing a wide-
collared purple suit and her customary yellow un-
dershirt, Summitt could barely contain herself by
the final buzzer.
"It feels like I've been watching a whole lot of
basketball in my life Summitt said.
Five for the Heisman
The Downtown Athletic Club announced Tues-
day who would be attending the Heisman presen-
tation ceremony. Wisconsin running back Ron
Dayne, Marshall Quarterback Chad Pennington,
Purdue Quarterback Drew Brees, Georgia Tech
Quarterback Joe Hamilton and Virginia Tech
Quarterback Michael Vick will be attending the
ceremony in New York. Among those absent will
be Florida State Wide Reciever Peter Warrick and
Louisville Quarterback Chris Redmon.
Columbine wins
state championship
Littleton, Colorado's Columbine High School
won the class 5A state championship on Satur-
day. The school was rocked by the death of 12
students in what was the worst school massacre
in U.S. History on April 20th. The team wore No.
70 on their helmets in honor of Matt Kechter, a
former teamate who was murdered in the shoot-
ing The Rebels earned their first state champion-
ship, by defeating perrennial power Cherry Creek
21-14.
Pirates prepare to face Horned Frogs Seniors gear up
Tomlinson defense promises Jnfir4k I frT final CmP
to be formidable obstacle M R fiJ � 1Ui llllcl1 gCUllC
Stephen Sen ram m
SPORTS EDITOR
Texas Christian tailback Ladainian Tomlinson broke
the NCAA single-game rushing record on Nov. 20.
The game was against the University of Texas at El
Paso. Tomlinson racked up 406 yards on the ground
and etched his name in the college football record
books. TCU will face ECU on Dec. 22 in the Mobile
Alabama Bowl.
Steve Logan and the Pirates have seen the tape of
Tomlinson's big day.
"They had to bring oxygen out to him, he was run-
ning so long and so far said head coach Steve Logan,
"it was kind of an incredible thing to watch
Tomlinson's 1,850 yards this season is the highest
single season total in TCU history. His 32 career touch-
downs and 3,105 career rushing yards are also the high-
est totals in the school's history.
"We've got to shut him down said linebacker Jeff
Ken. "We've got to get helmets on the guy and get good
hits on him and we've got to get helmets on his quar-
terback
At 5'11 217 pounds, Tomlinson is a punishing
back.
"He's a big guy, always goes forward in his runs
said defensive lineman, Norris McCleary. "He's not one
of those guys who shy away from contact, he's a pun-
ishing runner
See BOWL, page 11
Senior Kwabena Green will play his final game as a Pirate at
the Mobile Alabama Bowl, (photo by Emily Richardson)
Mobile Alabama Bowl
Where: Mobile, Ala.
Ladd-Peebles Stadium
When: 5:30 p.m Dec. 22
Who: ECU Pirates vs. TCU Homed Frogs
TV: ESPN2
Lady Pirates hold on
91-99 in double overtime
Women's basketball
wins home opener
Tiffany Waters
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
The women's basketball team
picked up its third win of the sea-
son Saturday with a 99-91 double
overtime win against UNC Char-
lotte at Minges Coliseum.
The Lady 49ers held on for regu-
lation play and one overtime period
but where unable to hold off the Pi-
rates in the overtime stretch.
"I am happy that we persevered
and won the game said Dee
Gibson, women's basketball head
coach. "Our bench really stepped up
for us, Rosalyn Canady and
Christal Avery really played great
This game was personal for
Gibson because she was taking on
her alma mater and former coach
Ed Baldwin.
"This was a big game for me
Gibson said. "It has turned into a
rivalry game
ECU will face UNC-Charlotte
twice a year when the Pirates join
Conference USA in two years.
"1 knew she wanted to win ex-
tra bad said Tali Robich, starting
freshman forward. "It was a lot of
pressure
This was ECU'S second win
against the 49ers since 1985 .
ECU dominated the game going
into halftime leading 40-28. The
Pirates then let UNCC back in the
game, allowing the 49ers to outscore
them 51 -39 in the second half to tie
the game 84-84.
Both teams then held each other
to five in the first overtime period
See BASKETBALL, page 11
ECU rream Stats
Player Points ReboundsBlocksSteals
Tali Robich 15701
Cecilia Shinn 14510
Danielle Melvin 291100
Joana Fogaca 3 Waynetta Veney 15 Rosalyn Canady 14 Tamilla Murray 0 Millette Green 02 5 4 1 10 0 0 0 01 2 2 0 0
Christal Avery 9 Nikki Brown 02 00 00 0
Rosalyn Canady drives past a UNCC defender, (photo by Bobby Russell)
Swim teams fall to Blue Devils
Intense winter training
to begin in January
Ryan Downey
STAFF WRITER
The ECU swim team had a close loss at Duke this
weekend. Both the men's and women's teams swam
hard in a meet that featured seven first place finishes
by the men, who fell 124-110. Defeat was a new expe-
rience to the Lady Pirates who took their fist loss of the
season 128.5-114.5.
"We did fine, we swam pretty well said Head
Coach Rick Kobe. "Our problem was that Duke came
in shaved and rested. Sometimes a team has a burning
desire to beat you and that's how Duke came in to the
meet
Considering how much is of the season is left, the
Pirates don't plan to dwell on this one loss.
"It was a good meet, you can't win them all Kobe
said. "We felt kind of honored that they put so much
focus on the ECU meet
According to swimmer Jakub Holy, Duke came in
with a totally different mind set.
"It's pretty tough to go to another team's pool
when they are looking at the meet like a champion-
ship meet Holy said, "when your team is just look-
ing at it as a normal dual meet
The meet was at Duke giving them an emotional
advantage from the start.
"We knew it would be tough, any time you face
an ACC team it's going be tough said Assistant Coach
Chris Feaster.
The swim team has an important winter training
session coming up. From Jan. 28-Jan. 7 the Pirates
will be concentrating on training and getting away
from their normal surroundings.
"A lot of people are pretty excited about itHoly
said. "We go to a beach front hotel and train really
hard twice a day. It's good to get away from the school
environment and just concentrate on swimming
This writer can be contacted at
rdowney@itodentmedia.ecu.edu.
for final game
Graduating team members
prepare for Mobile Alabama Bowl
Stephen Schramm
SPORTS EDITOR
The Mobile Alabama Bowl will mark the final game
in the college careers of this year's senior class.
Although the class is relatively small, it includes
such Pirate mainstays as linebacker Jeff Kerr, defen-
sive lineman Norris McCleary, comerbacks Kevin
Monroe and Forrest Foster, punter Andrew Bayes and
flanker LaMont Chappell.
"Every senior class brings something different to
the table said Head Coach Steve Logan. "This one
was kind of the few and the proud. It was a small class
five years ago that was recruited. They've been through
a lot. They've been winners
While the class provided the backbone of recent
Pirate squads, it has only 15 members.
"It's been a small senior class McCleary said. "We
went through a lot of hardships. Not a lot of people
can really take into account what we really meant,
except us. This senior class means a lot to this pro-
gram. We're some of the guys that came in in a class
of like twenty, and we're still here. Some of the guys
got redshirted, but some just couldn't take it
Jamie Wilson leads the PiraTe rushing attach
(photo by Emily Richardson)
ECU last went to a bowl in 1995, the year before
this class came and took the field.
"To finish it up with a bowl game is probably just
exactly what they deserve Logan said.
The class played a limited role in the 1996 season,
when the Pirates went 8-3. The following year, ECU
stumbled to a 5-6 mark. They improved to 6-5 in 1998
and stand at 9-2 this season. The senior class' experi-
ence has made them leaders on the field.
"We have some good leaders in this class Mon-
roe said. "Jeff Kerr is a really good emotional leader.
Norris McCleary has a lot of experience on the defen-
sive line. He's been starting and playing for four years
so he can teach those guys a lot of things as far as
technique. Forrest Foster has played three years as a
starter, and I've been around for a while and have been
able to show the younger guys the type of focus and
things they need to do" in practice to get ready for a
game
The Mobile Alabama Bowl will be the first post-
season experience for this team.
"It's what I've been dreaming of since I was a fresh-
man, because that was the last time we went to a bowl
game Kerr said. "My mom keeps asking me to get a
class ring, but I keep telling her 'no, I'm going to get a
bowl ring
This writer can be contacted at
sports@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
1999 Pirateseniors
Jerome BamwellDB
Andrew BayesP
David BumellWRPR
LaMont ChappellWR
Nick CrabtreeH
Forrest FosterCB
Derrick GambleOL
Kwabena GreenNG
Jeff Ken-LB
Norris McClearyDL
Tomha McMillanDL
Kevin MonroeCB
Carlos OchoaLB
Brantley RiversK
Jahi SmartLB






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Michigan State names Bobby
Williams head football coach
BASKETBALL
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BOWL
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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) � Michigan State re-
moved the five-day-old interim tag from Bobby Will-
iams' title Sunday and named him the football coach
of the bowl-bound, lOth-ranked Spartans.
The school made the announcement in a news re-
lease and scheduled a 2 p.m. news conference on cam-
pus to formally introduce Williams as the successor to
Nick Saban, who last Tuesday became Louisiana State's
new football coach.
After Saban's departure, Michigan State made Will-
iams the interim coach to lead the Spartans (9-2) into
the Florida Citrus Bowl against Florida on New Year's
Day. That game will be the Spartans' first on Jan. 1 since
the 1989 Gator Bowl.
Williams, who has coached seven 1,000-yard rush-
ers in his decade as the Spartans' running backs coach,
was elevated to the position of associate head coach
before the season began.
When introduced last Tuesday as the Spartans' in-
terim coach, Williams got a standing ovation from the
team and called the promotion "a great opportunity
for me
"(The Citrus Bowl's) a game I want to commit to
win, not for me, for you Williams, 41, told Michigan
State players then. "Everything from this point on is
moving forward. We're going to get it done
LSU lured Saban - a former NFL assistant -away
from the Spartans with a five-year contract worth about
$1.2 million annually, making him one of the nation's
top-paid coaches, along with Bobby Bowden of Florida
State, Steve Spurrier of Florida and Phillip Fulmer of
Tennessee.
Saban earned $697,330 a year at Michigan State,
including his $203,530 base salary and the $493,000
he made from other sources, including his TV show.
His LSU contract calls for a base salary of $250,000,
with the balance coming in radio, TV and Internet ap-
pearances, plus other pay.
The statement Sunday did not specify Williams'
salary in his new role.
Before arriving at Michigan State, Williams spent
four months in 1990 as a receivers coach on the Kan-
sas coaching staff of then-Jayhawks coach Glen Ma-
son, who now as Minnesota's coach was interviewed
Thursday for the Spartans' job.
Williams has been the offensive backfield coach at
Eastern Michigan from 1985 to 1989. During his stint
at that Ypsilanti school, the Eagles won the 1987 Mid-
American Conference title and defeated San Jose State
in the California Raisin Bowl. The Eagles finished sec-
ond in the MAC in 1988 and 1989.
Williams' first full-time coaching assignment came
at Ball State, where he worked with running backs in
1983 and defensive backs the next season. He also
served as a graduate assistant coach under Leon Burtnett
at Purdue - his alma mater- in 1982, working with the
defensive secondary.
As a player at Purdue, Williams was a three-year
starter in the defensive secondary and posted a career
eight interceptions and 17? tackles. He was named an
honorable mention All-Big Ten selection as a senior.
but ECU stepped up, led by Waynetta Veney, after
Danielle Melvln fouled out to outscore the 49ers 15-7
in double overtime.
"We are trying to win all of our home games
Robich said.
Four out of the five Starters�Robich (IS), senior
Cecilia Shlnn (14), senior Danielle Melvin (29) and se-
nior Waynetta Veney (15)�scored in double figures.
Adding with a double figure showing off the bench
was junior Rosalyn Canady (14).
Melvin led the way collecting a double-double.
Melvin had seven offensive boards and four defensive
boards for a total of 11 rebounds. Despite her effort,
Melvin fouled out with 1:32 to go. Veney then stepped
up and finished the job.
"Danielle Melvln had a great game Robich said.
"When she fouled out everyone stepped up. Our bench
was just better than their's
Junior Joana Fogaca had a big game as well, with
seven assists and going 3-4 from the line. Helping at
the line were Melvin with 13-18 and Veney with 12-
14.
Despite the losing effort, UNCC had four ladies in
double figures.
Assistant Coach Todd Buchanan was unable to at-
tend the UNCC game due to recruitment in Kentucky,
but was able to see the game on television.
"It was absolutely awesome Buchanan said. "I
hated missing it
The Lady Pirates will travel to Appalachian State
University Wednesday for a 5:15 p.m. showdown
against the Mountaineers.
Tomlinson is the featured back in TCU's option.
"The first thing you've got to do is stop the op
tion Logan said. "They're a real multiple approach
on offense, but they are committed to running what is
called a lead option, they come down the line of scrim-
mage and keep or pitch the football with a lead blocker
in front the pitchback. It's a real effective simple little
football play, but they run it extremely well
While much of the focus coming into the game will
be on stopping the TCU rushing attack, the Pirate of-
fense has quietly overcome some inconsistency that
dogged it in the middle of the season. The Pirates rushed
for 244 yards in their final game against N.C. State.
Quarterback David Garrard rushed for 101 yards and
three touchdowns.
"I think LaMont Chappell is going to have to have
a breakout game to end his career. I think our offensive
line is going to have to play well and our defense is
going to have to step up Garrard said.
The Pirates also amassed 156 yards in the air.
"We're going to have to execute the offense and
the defense is going to have to pitch a shutout
Chappell said. "I feel that if we go out and score first,
we can take them out of the game early
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his passes more accurate and crisp,
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Chicago Bears linebacker Barry
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"He's just finding the open man
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Entering Sunday's rematch with
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off team of old in their last two
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Favre's performance is why.
After throwing as many inter-
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and no pickoffs in victories over
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"I realize we are human and
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1 didn't want to admit it and wanted
to continue to play my style of foot-
ball and was not able to. Fortunately
the last few weeks I feel much bet-
ter and I'm playing much better
The three-time MVP's improved
play is traceable to his health.
"He's gone a couple of weeks
without getting his hand hit and
didn't get it jammed. That way it
automatically improves Packers
coach Ray Rhodes said.
The Packers also started using
the short passing game more effec-
tively, with Favre dropping the ball
off to backs when wideouts weren't
open. Dorsey Levens, a key figure
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that could limit his contribution
Sunday.
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. against Minnesota on Nov. 14 were
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him the final four games for violat-
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who's been out for five weeks with
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"We're optimistic Shane will
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Bears coach Dick Jauron, a longtime
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AVAILABLE NOW. Close to ECU. 1
jiiedroom apartment $315month. 125
Avery Street near park. Walk to cam-
pus. 758-6596. Ask for MC.
SPRING BREAK. PANAMA CITY
BEACH -SUMMIT- LUXURY CONDOS
NEXT TO SPINNAKER OWNER DIS-
COUNT RATES. (404) 355-9637.
PINEBROOK APTS one two bed-
rooms Free cable, water 9-12 month
leases. ECU bus line pool private laun-
dromat pets allowed on-site mainte-
nace, management 758-4015.
! -WESLEY COMMON SOUTH: !
1 or 2 bed rooms, 1 bath, range
refrigerator, free watersewer
'washerdryer hookups, laundryj
facilities, 5 blocks from campus,
i ECU bus services.
NOW PRELEASING
FOR JANUARY
-Ail Properties ISw 24 hr. emergency
maintenance- CHI 758-1921
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RINGGOLD TOWERS
Now Taking Leases for
1 bedroom, 2 bedroom &
Efficiency Apartments.
CALL 752-2865
2 BR. apts. available January 1 above
Catalog Connections and Percolator.
$500-$550month. Call Rick � 551-
9040.
WANTED, NONSMOKING female
roommate to share four bedroom
house. $215 monthly 12 utl. Avail-
able 1 Jan. Call 752-0281.
WALK TO campus 2 bdrm. 1 bath
apartment 2 blocks from campus or
3rd street $425mo garage laundry H
U available December 15th. Contact
Ray or Gigi 756-9339.
MOVING, CHEAP apartment. $425
includes basic cable, watersewer,
new carpet, great neighborhood, ready
for move-in December 14th. Call 758-
5056.
BEECH STREET three bedroom two
bath $650.00 a month available Janu-
ary 5th call Wainright Property Man-
agement LLC 756-6209.
MALE TAKE over lease Player's Club
master bedroom w private bath
washerdryer $260mo. 13 utili-
ties walking distance to campus ECU
;bus service 321-8194. 946-7085.
2 BR house available January 1, liv-
;ing and dining room. 407 Elm Street.
$600month. Call Rick at 551-9040.
ROOMMATE WANTED
1 ROOMMATE needed to take over
lease Jan-May. 3 bedroom at the Plan-
tation. Master bedroom, private bath-
room. Rent $250month. Call 353-
!2540 ask for Chris or MaryAnn.
MF TO sublease at Player's Club.
$260mo. 14 utilities negotiable. Ful-
ly furnished with washerdryer. On
ECU transit. Available after December.
;Call C4rla at 353-5056.
SUBLEASE PIRATE Cove Apartment.
One or two rooms available. Private
-bathroom and phone line. Fully fur-
nished call anytime 758-8348.
FEMALE ROOMMATE needed spring
�semester one block from campus 190
Imonth plus 13 power phone and In-
ternet please call Amanda or Kristina
752-6886.
FEMALE GRADUATE STUDENT
moving to Greenville needs roommate.
(252) 537-5427 or (919) 832-5381.
MALE ROOMMATE wanted to share
2 Bdrm 2 Bath newly remodeled home
with indoor dog. Only non-smokers,
non-drinkers need apply. Approximate-
ly 15 min from campus. Available now.
Deposit $175. rent $315 for everything
excluding long distance calls. Call 746-
6998 ask for Paul.
ROOMMATE WANTED! to share 3
bedroom apt in Willougby Park near
Target. Have your own bedroom &
bath. Gaslogs. tennis courts, pool. If
interested call 493-0158.
ASAP FEMALE roommate needed to
share 2 bed apartment very close to
campus. 175month 12 electric
and phone, call 695-0370.
TIRED OF where your living. Move
Out! 2 roommates needed in Dockside
$250 per person 13 utilities, all luxu-
ries included. Needed mid-Dec or
January. Call 757-8781.
ROOMMATES NEEDED to share 3
bedroom house 1 block from campus
two bedrooms open- $130 or $175
13 utilities call Amanda 931-9015.
ROOM FOR rent starting Jan 1st.
Quiet neighborhood near hospital. Pri-
vate bath, kitchen privileges, must like
animals. Bedroom partially furnished
if needed. Rent $275. 758-7826 Ask
for Joseph.
GRADUATE STUDENT or profession-
al non-smoking roommate wanted to
share two bedroom apartment with
female graduate student. Convenient
to hospital and ECU. Must be respon-
sible. 551-7607.
GRAD STUDENT or upper classman
needed to share 3 bedroom house
with 2 females. Located near campus.
Rent $260mo. Must be neat, friend-
ly, studious. Please call 329-8582.
FEMALE ROOMMATE needed to
take over lease 3 bedroom. 2 bath du-
plex deposit and rent paid already
through December. Rent $217.50 plus
1 3 bills washerdryer included. Must
not mind smoking or dogs. Call Meg-
an 754-2958 or Jennifer. 757-1280.
2 ROOMMATES needed. Player's
Club Apts. $260 14 utilities. Start
leasing January. WD, 2 floors, own
bathroom. Call Katie, Sarah, or Lisa at
758-8594.
ROOMMATE NEEDED to take over
lease of fully furnished apartment on
ECU bus route. Smoking is fine, must
be laid back. Please no neat freaks.
Call 695-0432.
ROOMMATE NEEDED to share a 3
BR. 1 bath house on Student St. with
two graduate students. One block to
ECU.134mo. Call 830-9447 or 329-
7137.
ROOMMATE WANTED: to share
three bedroom house, very close to
campus. 13 bills and rent. Animals
allowed! 757-8724.
FOR SALE
NEED TO sell now! Couch, chair, cof-
fee table, and end table- all for $500
OBO. Queen sized boxspring and mat-
tress, brand name, top quality, great
condition. Pd $550 will sell for $175
OBO. Call 830-3933 ASAP.
SONY INDASH CD player for sale
$ 150 or best offer call Ashley at 758-
8848.
ATTENTION MEDICAL, Nursing, and
Dental students: you'll find the best
prices on all your textbooks and sup-
plies at www.discountmedbooks.com
PLAIN PAPER Fax Brand. New $100,
paid $130. Call 413-0615.
FEMALE CLIMBING shoes size 9 1
2 or 10 and harness, worn twice only.
Call 752-0281 for more information.
WASHER $250. king bed $350, sofa-
bed $170, coffee and corner table
$280. Like new. Negotiable. Call 756-
4481.
SERVICES
OVERWEIGHT?? LOSE 7-14lbs per
month! All natural. Doctor developed.
19 years of guaranteed results! If your
weight is unbecoming to you. you
should be coming to me Call 931-
7197. Independent herbalife distributor.
LEARN TO
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$7.00 PER hour plus $160.00 per
month housing allowance. Largest
rental service on the Outer Banks of
North Carolina (Nags Head). Call Dona
for application and housing info 800-
662-2122.
LOOKING FOR several outgoing mon-
ey motivated guys and gals for local
radio station phone promotion. Earn
$6 per hour plus bonus Will train for
full and part time, morning, day and
evening hours available. Near campus
location at 223 West 10th Street Su-
ite 107 (inside Wilcar Executive Cen-
ter) just down the street from McDon-
ald's and Krispy Kreme. Apply A.S.A.P.
in person only 10am through 6pm (no
calls please).
FACTORY MATTRESSES 6 Bed-
rooms has an opening in it's ware-
house and delivery department. Good
pay with benefits. Apply in person
only. 730 Greenville Boulevard. No
phone calls, please.
AFTER SCHOOL child care for seven
and twelve year old. Four days a week
until six pm. Call 752-7398 after 6pm
or leave message.
$$ MANAGE a business on your cam-
pus$$ Versity.com. an Internet note-
taking company is looking for an en-
trepreneurial student to run business
on your campus. Manage students,
make tons of money, excellent oppor-
tunity! Apply on-line at www.versi-
ty.com contact jobs@versity.com or
call 734-483-1600 ext. 888
NEED $$$ for your team. club, fra-
ternity or sorority? Earn1000-$2000
with easy 3 hour Fund Raiser event.
Groups love it because there's no sales
involved. Dates are tilling up. so call
today! 1-888-522-4350.
HAVE YOU always dreamed of be-
ing on road rules but know you have
to face the real world? Now you can
do both! Pro Performance Marketing
is in search of out going, goal orient-
ed, recent college graduates to travel
in teams around the country to man-
age and execute on site promotions.
Full time position with all travel expens-
es paid. For more information call Sara
at 800-377-1924 ext 206 or fax resume
to 704-33o-1186.
WANTED: RESPONSIBLE person
with dependable transportation to pick
up an eight-year old and a thirteen-
year old from school, take them home
and help with their homework begin-
ning January 3. Experience with keep-
ing children preferred. Hours are 2:30
until 5:45 Monday through Friday (Oc-
casionally until 6:00). $85week. Call
758-3111 after 5:30 p.m. or anytime
on weekend.
BROWSE ICPT.COM WIN a FREE trip
for Springbreak "2000 ALL destina-
tions offered. Trip Participants. Stud-
ent Orgs & Campus Sales Reps want-
ed. Fabulous parties, hotels & prices.
For reservations or Rep registration call
Inter-Campus Programs 800-327-6013.
PART-TIME interim youth minister po-
sition available. Great opportunity for
someone interested in working with
youth. 15 hours a week. Resume to
Janet Respess. Winterville Baptist
Church P.O. Box 1669. Winterville. NC
28590.
GO DIRECT 1 Internet-based
Spring Break company offering
WHOLESALE pricing! We have the oth-
er companies begging for mercy! All
destinations! Guaranteed Lowest Price!
1-800-367-1252 www.springbreakdi-
rect.com
WAITSTAFF NEEDED for the new In-
dian res.durant ("Tandoor") in Green-
ville. Excellent pay and flexible hours
available. Call 758-3231.
DANCERS EXOTIC Legal lap danc-
ing $1000-$1500week. First in the
state. Show up ready 8pm. Sid's Show-
girls, Goldsboro
BUS DRIVERS needed immediately-
Boys & Girls Clubs of Pitt County look-
ing for drivers for afternoon routes,
1:45 to 4:15, Monday through Friday.
Other hours available. Valid CDL re-
quired. Pays $6-$7 per hour (depend-
ing on experience). Come by the Boys
& Girls Clubs of Pitt County, 621 Fire-
tower Rd, Winterville to pick up an ap-
plication.
YEAR 2000 internship "Don't get
a summer job run a summer
business" www.tuitionpaint-
ars.com email: tuipaint(8bell-
south.net 353-4831.
FULL-TIME or Part-time construction
management degreed student need-
ed. Flexible hours. Good experience,
good pay. Bring resume by office. 1525
S. Evans St. Handy Helpers, Inc.
Set rclir
This position provides overall project support including
receptionist, set-up and maintaining of job-site files and
records, and general secretarialclerical duties. Interested
candidates must have word processing (Word Perfect &
Excel) experience and excellent people skills. This is a part
time (16-24 hrswk) position for approx 2 years. High
payCasual dress Please send resumes to:
CAMP DRESSER & McKEE
1724 Old River Road
Greenville, NC 27854
attn: DAP
PART-TIME, Full-time, and substitute
positions available for teachers. Great
experience for CDFR and ELEM ma-
jors. Call Greenhouse preschool at
356-2404 for more information.
PERSONALS
TO THE "third amigoCongratulations
Graduate! Keep aiming for the stars.
We love you and will miss you. Good
luck on your new job! Love Mandy and
Christy.
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DEAR TEC: This is the last issue un-
der my command. This paper and her
history will shortly become the care
of another crew. To them and their
posterity we will commit our future.
They will continue to voyages we have
begun, and journey to all the undis-
covered countries. Thank you and
good night, and good luck.
GREEK PERSONALS
THANKS TO all the judges at the wild
and crazy towel contest. Love Pi Del-
ta.
CONGRATULATIONS RACHEL Hug-
os. Lizi Fisher, Neta Roberts. Shawn
Anderson, Amanda McCrea, Nikki
Spear, Terrell Floyd, and Christa Roe
on your new office. Love your Pi delta
sisters.
CONGRATULATIONS NIELLE Walk-
er on getting your poem published in
the National library of poetry. Love youi
Pi Delta sisters.
PI LAMBA Phi thanks for a wonder-
ful marker social. Lets get together
again soon. Love Pi Delta.
THANKS TO everyone who attended
Alpha Delta Pi's Grab-A-Date on Sat-
urday.
CONGRATULATIONS LINDA Wong
on receiving your minority student
award. We are proud of you. Love your
Pi Delta sisters.
ALPHA DELTA Pi would like to wish
everyone good luck on exams and a
safe and happy holiday.
PI DELTA new sisters, thank you for a
wonderful secret sister social. We had
a blast. Love your sisters.
CONGRATULATIONS TO our newly
initiated sisters Brand! Barger. Mary
Beth Bonar. Shawn Anderson, Stepha-
nie Reigland, Krystal Epps, Jessica Dix-
on. Lizzie Fisher. Rachel Huges, Renee
Jaite, Mandy Leonard, Amanda Mc
Crea, Charee Woodard. Jennifer Pat-
ton, Angie Rad, Christa Roe, Neta Ro-
berts. Aubree Silver, Nikki Spear, Lisa
Stoltenberg, Cassie Winslow, and
Shannon Yancey. Love your Pi Delta
sisters.
GOOD LUCK Meredith at your reci-
tal. We'll miss you at formal. Love your
Pi Delta sisters.
CONGRATULATIONS TO Bryce and
Jeb on First and Third in Greek God.
Love. Alpha Delta Pi
CONGRATULATIONS TINA Overbee
and Tammy Burkett on receiving the
scholarship award. Love your Pi Delta
sisters.
THANK YOU Theta Chi for a wonder-
ful social. We had a blast. Love Pi Del-
ta.
CONGRATULATIONS MEREDITH
on your engagement. Love your Pi Del-
ta sisters.
THANKS TO all the contestants in the
wild and crazy towel contest. You guys
did a great job! Love Pi Delta.
GOOD LUCK in the future. Alpha Del-
ta Pi graduating seniors. We will miss
ya'll. Love, your Alpha Delta Pi sisters
GAMMA SIGMA Sigma would like
to wish everyone good luck on exams!
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FREE SHEPPARD Lab mix. One year
old neutered male. Has all shots and
on heart worm prevention. Lost home
in flood and needs loving home 756-
3675.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
FREE AEROBICS, Dec. 6-17 at the
Student Recreation Center for all mem-
bers. Check out the posted class
schedule for the most current fitness
information. Some classes may fill to
capacity so get here early and try us
out. For more information please call
328-6387.
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5:30-6:30pm. You are invited to the
Holiday Party of the Year! This court-
side workout features multi-impact
dance moves set to tunes of the sea-
son guaranteed to get you in shape
for the holidays. Join us for lots of
spirit as we celebrate in a big way with
great music, fresh moves, and lots of
party favors and it's absolutely free!
for more informatioi: please call 328-
6387.
WINTER COURSE, January 21-23.
Come practice backcountry skills in a
winter environment. Expect cold and
hopefully snow with a moderate to
strenuous 8-10 mile hike. This trip will
give you the basic experience to live
comfortably outdoors in winter. Loca-
tion will be chosen based upon fore-
casted weather. Cost is $50mem.
Registration Deadline is Jan. 14. 5pm.
For more information please call 328-
6387.
COPING WITH Grief and Loss: This j
group is designed to provide supports
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 328-6661.1
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NEW LAW Effective December 1�j
1999. possession and consumption ofj
beer or unfortified wines by a 19 or I
20 year old person is a Class III mis
demeanor punishable by a fine of u.
to $200 and is subject to arrest.
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN Church
Disaster Relief Day. Saturday. Decem-)
ber 11 at Community Christian Gym:
2009 Pactolus Highway from 9am to �
12 noon. We art giving away bed-j
ding.clothes shoes, and coats. Fom
more information please call 752-
5683.
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reserves the right to refuse this 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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Apartment Safety:
1. Leave the thermostat set on autoheat at 55 degrees.
2. Leave your outside lights as well as one interior light on.
3. If you have timers for your lights set them so the come on at
different times to give the appearance of someone being in
the residence.
4. Have someone in town pickup mail and packages to prevent
someone being alerted that no is in the residence.
5. Make sure all doors and windows are locked. Make sure to put
a dowl on sliding glass doors to prevent them from being oper
6. Take valuables home. If at all possible, do not leave your car oi
apartment property over the break.
7. Do not hide your house keys outside.
8. Make arrangements to pay your December and January rent before you leave for the Holidays.
9. You can call the Greenville Police to come by your residence during the break at 830-3937.
Pet Care:
1. Do not leave pets home alone.
If you are leaving town and are no longer able to care for your
oet, please do not abandon it. Here are some options for students
who are moving but can't take their pets with them.
- Contact the Pitt County Humane Society at 756-1268 or 413-
7247. The Humane Society is a "no-kill" facility. It is located at 1506
Tupper Drive in Greenville.
- Contact the PittGreenville Animal Shelter at 329-4387. If not
adopted the Animal Shelter will euthanize the animal within a week.
- If you are unable to take your animal to the shelter contact the City of Greenville. Animal Control can be
reached at 329-3937. They will pick up the animal. You must be willing to sign that you are the owner of the pet
and are relinquishing control to the city.
- Some vets may also take pets. Check the Yellow Pages for local vets and please try this option as a last resort
to abandonment.
Vehicle Safety:
1. Once you enter your car, lock the doors immediately
2. Keep your vehicle serviced regularly. When
having your vehicle serviced always leave
just your vehicle key and not your
whole key ring.
3. If you become stranded on the
highway - think safety. Consider staying in
your vehicle and turning on the four-way flashers until the police or
road service arrives. If it is a minor collision, consider continuing to your destination and calling the police
when you arrive.
4. Be cautious of the "helpful stranger Politely ask them to call the police or service station. Consider
purchasing a cellular phone.
5. Parking - Always park in well-lighted areas. Avoid parking next to vans, and be cautious when returning to
a vehicle parked next to a van.
6. Keys - Have them ready upon approaching your vehicle. They can also be used as a weapon if necessary.
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With graduation right around the
corner, it's time to find a job now that
you have your education. Using the
web in this adventure can save you
time by allowing you to view many
different job listing from around the
world and can save you money by
submitting your resume online. You
can easily access any of the following
web sites and many more at
www.ecu.educaner.
Hotjobs
MyjobSearcb.com (excellent link to Fortune 500 companies and more)
Jobtrak- Online pharmaceutical and biotech job listings
The Catapult- Employment Opportunities
The Monster Board- many job listings
Internship Programs- listings of internships
GradSchools.com online directory of graduate school programs
Cost of Living Calculator- see what your salary in one state will equate to in
another state
There are many factors to consider if you are thinking about relocating for your
first job after college. By having information about relocating and by investigating
your relocation destination you will be able to make a clear decision about
moving. The Career Development Guide published by CASS Recruitment Media
lists these factors to consider before relocating.
� Comparative cost of living
�Transportation distance to work
� Environmental quality
� Housing options
�Salary
� Relocation expenses
�Weather
� Spousefamily concerns
�Availability of work for spouse
�Availability and quality of schools or day care
� Socialcultural activities
�Recreation �Entertainment
�Parks �Opportunities to volunteer
�Shopping �Restaurants
�Access to house of worship �Political climate
The Division of Student Life wishes you the best of luck in your search for that
perfect job.
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The East Carolinian, December 7, 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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