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Volume 74, Issue 81
CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER HONORED
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Martin Luther King, Jr. remembered
54 days to go until Spring Break
NEWS BRIEFS
FLOOD RECAPS
A class of children from Bethel Elemen-
tary School will present the essays they
wrote about their flood experiences in the
ECU Joyner Library Special Collections at
9:30 a.m. tomorrow. Many of the children
lost their homes in the flood. Their teacher,
Sarah Mitchellson, asked them to write
about their feelings and the things they ex-
perienced. The material will go into the
library's flood archives. For more informa-
tion, contact Mary Boccaccio at 328-0275.
CHOREOPOEM
A choreopoem production of "One Race,
One People, One Peace" will take place at 7
p.m. today in Mendenhall Student Center.
The program, produced by James H.
Chapmyn, will celebrate diversity with poetry,
music and multimedia displays. Admission is
free and open to all.
RECEPTION
An opening reception for "The Line of
Movement and Shadow the Mendenhall
Student Center art gallery exhibition, will be
held in the gallery from 6 p.m8 p.m. on Fri-
day, Jan, 21, Artist Keith Moncus is exhibit-
ing wall reliefs and three dimensional pieces
in the show that continues through January.
SYMPHONY
The North Carolina Symphony will per-
form in Wright Auditorium at 4 p.m. on Sun-
day, Jan. 23. For ticket information call 328-
1244.

SERNG DISABLED STUDENTS
A one-day training seminar sponsored by
Training Challenge-North Carolina Project
will be held in From 9 a.m3 p.m. on Satur-
day, Feb. 5, in Room 129 in the Speight
Building. The training is open to students,
teachers, parents, professionals and other
interested parties. Fees are not required, but
please call (252) 328-4247 to make a reser-
vation. Individuals requiring accommoda-
tions under the Americans with Disabilities
(ADA) should notify the university at least
two weeks prior to the date of this event.
Write the Department for Disability Support
Services in A-117 Brewster Building or call
(252) 328-6799.
CANCER AWARENESS
January is Colon Cancer Awareness
Month. The American Cancer Society rec-
ommends people should start getting
screened at the age of 50. People with no
family history of colon cancer should have
either a yearly fecal occult blood test AND a
flexible sigmoidoscopy and digital rectal
exam every five years, OR a colonoscopy
and digital rectal exam every 10 years OR a
double contrast barium enema (DCBE) and
digital rectal exam every 5-10 years. To re-
duce your risk of colon cancer, eat foods
high in fiber and low in fat (fruits, vegetables,
whole grains) arid exercise regularly. For
more information call the American Cancer
Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit http:
www.cancer.org.
FUNFEST
The $34,000 mentioned as raised by
FunFest in the Jan. 13 TEC included dona-
tions such as entertainment and amusement
rides. Net income was distributed to flood
victims.
ONLINE SURVEY
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2000
TODAY'S WEATHER
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and a low of 28
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GPD accused of misrepresenting crime statistics
Bill Gheen and student
supporters who
choose to remain
anonymous, are
working to bring
what they believe to
be inaccurate crime
reporting practices
to, light, (photo by
Emily
RcharrjBcn)
Chief accused of
misinformation
Terra Steinbeiser
NEWS EDITOR
Greenville Chief of
Police Charles Hinman is
under the scrutiny of city
council members for al-
legedly misreporting city
crime statistics.
According to Bill
Gheen, a political con-
sultant and former ECU senior
class president, the Greenville
Police Department was not cal-
culating the city's annual crime
report in the same way that ev-
ery other city in America does,
prior to 1998.
"Misinformation was given
Gheen said. "1 don't claim that
it was intentional or uninten-
tional, but it's a problem any-
time government agencies mis-
report their facts to the public
The problem was first
brought to light in April of 1998,
when a comparison of the po-
lice department's 1997 figures
and the Uniform Crime Report
(UCR) indicated a significant dis-
crepancy, even though both rely
on the same information to de-
termine the city crime rate. The
police department's statistics
showed a crime increase of 1.8
percent, while the UCR deter-
mined that crime was up by 7.5
percent, according to the SBI.
Hinman had an explanation
for the disparity, however.
"The UCR is based on seven
See
page 2
Brody family donates $8 million to SOM
Money to be used for
research, education
Maura Buck
STAFF WRITER
The Brody family of eastern
North Carolina gave the ECU
School of Medicine $8 million,
the largest single gift in the his-
tory of the university, to aid in
bringing the citizens of this re-
gion better health care.
As a result, the ECU Board of
Trustees decided to rename the
medical school the Brody School
of Medicine at East Carolina Uni-
versity to commemorate the
Brody family's charitable efforts
and long-time support.
"We are very much delighted
to have the medical school asso-
ciated with our family name
said llyman Brody. "Truthfully,
it embodies the vision and direc-
tion that the marriage between
the Brody family and ECU has
stood for for years
The latest donation brings
the cumulative amount of per-
sonal gifts on the part of the
Brody family in excess of $22
million. Since before there was a
medical school at ECU, the
Brodys have been a continuing
embodiment of support and en-
couragement.
Chancellor Richard Eakin
said he feels the most exciting
aspect of receiving such a gener-
ous gift is the value the Brodys
place on the medical school at
ECU.
"The Brody family has an ex-
traordinary high league of con-
fidence in the School of Medi-
cine Eakin said. "They have
committed themselves to health
and medical care in this area and
their generosity will live on for
years to come
Of the $8 million donation,
$7 million is from the Brody
Brothers Foundation and will be
placed in a permanent endow-
ment that will be used to fund
projects dealing with cancer, dia-
betes, cardiovascular disease and
obesity. The endowment money
may also be used for the pur-
chase of new state-of-the-art
technology, telemedicine, re-
search and education.
"The entire purpose of the
Brody Brothers Foundation is to
do charitable and good deeds
that will affect all East Carolin-
ians on some level Brody said.
The remaining $1 million is
a gift from Morris and Lorraine
Brody of Greenville. This gift will
fund merit scholarships in the
School of Medicine as a part of
theJ.S. "Sammy" Brody Medical
Scholars Program. As a result, the
gift will help increase permanent
endowment for undergraduate
scholarships in addition to gradu-
ate fellowships.
The Medical Foundation of
ECU, Inc the designated char-
ity for
ECU'S Division of Health Sci-
ences, will manage the gifts. A
five-year stewardship committee
See BRODY, page 2
Dr. King's memory lives on
Students, staff recall
work of civil rights leader
Angela Harne
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
Civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jrs
works and memory were honored across cam-
pus.
Monday night at 6 p.m. students, staff and
community members congregated in front of
Belk Residence Hall at the top of College Hill
and marched through campus to Mendenhall
Student Center to attend a program honoring
Dr. King. The march and program were spon-
sored by the Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Ob-
servance Committee, the Ledonia Wright Cul-
tural Center, the Student Union Cultural Aware-
ness Committee and the Alpha Phi Alpha fra-
ternity.
Ty Frazier, interim director of the Ledonia
Wright Cultural Center, said the march and
speech would continue the effort of ECU's di-
versity initiative.
"I am hoping students see Martin Luther
King as an example Frazier said. "He set the
precedent for all people, and he wanted equal-
ity for all. I hope our march and guest speaker,
civil rights activist Leslie Burl McLemore, will
show students that King was about more than
just his 'I Have a Dream' speech
Chanellor Eakin honored Dr. King. "Martin
Luther King, Jr. was a great man who lived a
great life Eakin said. "But now it is our
oppotunity to follow in his footsteps and live
great lives
Governor Hunt
battles drunk driving
Safety campaign
nets intoxicated drivers
King waves to a crowd on the steps of the Lincoln
Memorial during his historic "I Have a Dream"
speech in 1963. (photo from the World Wide Web)
According to Dr. David Dennard, associate
professor of history, the civil rights movement
of Dr. King's time would not have been suc-
cessful without the excessive amount of par-
ticipation from students of all races.
Yolanda Thigpen, chair of the cultural
awareness committee said the lessons of King
should continue throughout the entire year.
"Do not let tonight and next month Black
History Month be the only time you honor
Martinluther King, Nr. and his works
Thigpen said.
"The civil rights movement involved many
young people in a major reform effort
Dennard said. "The movement was to provide
Heather Lewis
STAFF WRITER
See KING, iiage2
J
North Carolina law enforce-
ment officers made 2,126 driv-
ing while impaired arrests dur-
ing the last "Booze It & Lose It"
campaign of the millennium.
"As motorists hit the road
during this busy time of the year,
law enforcement officers are
stepping up enforcement of the
state's anti-driving while im-
paired laws said Joe Parker, di-
rector of the Governor's High-
way Safety Program.
Between Nov. 19 and Dec. 5,
officers operated sobriety check-
points stationed in Asheville,
Charlotte, Greensboro,
Greenville, Raleigh and
Wilmington.
North Carolina's fight
against drunk drivers does not
end with the "Booze It St Lose
It" campaign. On Dec. 1, 1999,
several changes in the state's
DWI law went into effect.
Beer and wine drinking by 19
or 20 year olds is now a misde-
meanor. It was previously an in-
fraction. Possession of an un-
i
opened or open container of al-
cohol in a commercial motor ve-
hicle is an infraction, although
this does not apply to excursion
passenger vehicles, for-hire pas-
senger vehicles or motor homes
if the alcoholic beverage is in the
possession of a passenger or is in
the passenger area.
Alcohol screening devices,
such as the Alco-Sensor, are ad-
missible to prove the presence of
alcohol but do not determine
exact alcohol concentration. As
such, results are admissible to
establish probable cause, to prove
drinking in an open container
case and to prove drinking in an
under age 21 case.
In addition, North Carolina
can seize the vehicle of a driver
whose license is revoked by an-
other state. This would apply to
a DWI violation charged to an
out-of-state driver whose license
has been revoked for a previous
DWI.
Beginning July 1, 2000 a new
law to combat repeat drunk driv-
ing will go into effect. The new
law will lower the legal breath-
alcohol concentration limit to
0.04 for those who have been
convicted of one DWI and have
had their license reinstated. The
See DRUNK page 3
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NEWS
CRIME
from page 1
KING
from page 7
crimes�homicide, rape, robbery,
aggravated assault, motor vehicle
theft, larceny and breaking and en-
tering Hinman said. "If we get a
report of an attempted burglary, it
goes In our statistics as an attempted
burglary. The UCR takes that same
crime and reports it as an actual
breaking and entering so as to fit it
into one of those seven categories.
This is why their rate turns out
higher than ours
There was another problem with
the way the department was calcu-
lating the crime rate that made it
appear lower. If, for example, some-
one went and shot three people in
a restaurant, the incident was re-
corded by the Greenville Police De-
partment as one crime instead of
three. The UCR would report the in-
cident as three separate crimes.
Since 1998, the police depart-
ment has been computing crime the,
same way that the UCR is by the
Department of Justice.
"We play exactly by the crime
report rules Hinman said. "We
don't make mistakes
However, more recent events
and questions about crime report-
ing have put Hinman on the hot
seat once again.
Last week, as Greenville resident
Kristi Gohl was leaving the tennis
courts at Evans Park with four
young children, an unknown per-
son shot at her moving mini-van,
shattering a back seat passenger
window. No one was injured. Gohl
said it took several phone calls and
25 minutes for a police officer to
arrive on the scene.
"When the officer arrived, he
looked at thj window and deter-
mined that it had been broken by a
bullet or a pellet, but conducted no
further investigation said Scott
Gohl, Kristi's husband who arrived
at the park before the police.
When the police officer filed the
report.it was not classified as an as-
sault, but as "simple property dam-
age"�an offense that is not calcu-
lated into the UCR and could make
the crime rate appear lower than it
actually Is.
City council-woman Arielle
Morris said the police department's
handling of the case was evidence
of the under-reporting of crimes in
the city.
"The reason city council is really
looking hard at Hinman's perfor-
mance is because they are con-
cerned with the lack of community
policing, the quality of services and
the 25 percent increase in
Greenville's crime rate between
1994 and 1998 Gheen said.
The official Greenville crime re-
port for 1999 will be released in late
March or early April.
"Considering what happened in
1997,1 don't think any public offi-
cial or citizen should rely on the
Greenville PD's statistics for 1999 if
they report a significant decrease
Gheen said.
This writer can be contacted at
news&studentmedia. ecu. edu.
an open society for all citizens to
enjoy the fruits of democracy which
were, at the time, only reserved for
whites. I believe if we are to main-
tain equality then all Americans
must feel they are fruits of democ-
racy not just some
Dennard said students should
continue Dr. King's work.
"I believe King can help with the
development of students today
Dennard said. "King's work remains
unfinished, and I feel we need new
generations to become active in
making America equal for all citi-
zens no matter what their age, gen-
der or race
According to 1'razier, Monday
night's guest speaker, McLemore,
was recommended by Dennard.
Dennard said he felt McLemore
would bring insight to students.
"Students can learn from
Mcl.emore's civil activist experi-
ences Dennard said. "He has
walked the walk and talked the
talk
McLemore inspired students.
"His speech was both inspiring
and interesting said freshman
Candace Owens. "I liked how he
explained that we could be any-
thing we want to be
According to the ECU News Bu-
reau, McLemore is leading the ef-
forts to promote the contributions
of the civil rights movement to high
school history and social studies
classes.
McLemore is a political science
professor at Jackson State University
in Jackson; Mississippi. He has been
published widely in areas of African-
American politics, environmental
politics, southern traditions and the
American civil rights movement.
In 1960 while a freshman at Rust
College in Mississippi, McLemore
was among students who boycotted
a segregated movie theater and
helped to organize campus voter
registration campaigns. Later he
founded the college's chapter of the
National Association for the Ad-
vancement of Colored People
(NAACP) and became an ally to civil
rights leaders Medgar Evers and
Aaron Henry who was a state guber-
natorial candidate. McLemore
served on the executive committee
of the Mississippi Freedom Demo-
cratic Party and on the staff of the
Student Non-Violent Coordinating
Committee (SNCC).
McLemore said he considers his
experiences with the civil rights
movement in Mississippi as a defin-
ing moment in his life, and he has
been involved in local and national
struggles ever since.
According to the ECU News Bu-
reau, McLemore and several of his
colleagues recently formed the
Fannie Lou Hamer National Insti-
tute on Citizenship and Democracy
to teach about how the civil rights
and labor movements have ex-
panded and redefined citizenship
and democracy. The organization
was formed to help high school
teachers learn more about the con-
tributions of the civil rights and la-
bor movements.
This writer can be contacted at
aharne@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
Although the tortoise
seems to get all the
good press, these
ancient islands
are teeming
with wild things
and wilderness.
All-you-can-eat-dinner: Mendenhall Great Room, 6 p.m.
Menu: Tropical fruit salad; chicken breast with roasted almonds; sea
bass with sherry crumbs and parsley; yellow and green squash; saffron
rice with pimento and olives; hard rolls; chocolate banana cake.
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Films are free to students with a current, valid ECU One Card. Student dinner tickets are
$12 each. To reserve student dinner tickets visit the CT0 in Mendenhall Student Center
by January 20 and pay with cash, check, credit card, meal card, or declining balance.
CENTRAL TICKET OFFICE HOURS: Monday � Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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BRODY
from page 1
appointed by the Brody Brothers
Foundation as well as the Medical
Foundation of ECU will oversee the
distribution of the funds.
Terry Carter, vice president and
executive director of the Medical
Foundation of ECU, Inc said the
students and faculty of the medical
school are eager to begin reaping the
benefits of the hefty donation.
"The faculty looks forward to
competing for research dollars and
gaining recognition for medical
breakthroughs while the students
are welcoming the opportunities to i
be considered for additional schol-
arships to ease the burden'of financ-
ing the costs of their medical edu-
cation Carter said.
"We all know that state funds are-
limited each year, and one vital
means of ensuring excellence in
education, within ECU's Division
of) Health Sciences and the entire
university family, is through chari-
table gifts Carter said.
"This was just a natural step in
the long-standing relationship that
my family has had with the univer-
sity Brody said. "It's the one way
we can have a leading impact on
people of all backgrounds �
This writer can be contacted at
mbuck@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
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be lowered to 0.00 for chronic offend-
ers.
"Tragedies associated with drunk
driving, however, can occur at any)
time of the year�not just during the
holidays Parker said. "We want
people to know that law enforcement
officers will be out stopping drunk
drivers no matter what the season
In addition to cracking down on
drunk drivers, police officers also is-
sued 556 child passenger safety vio-
lations, 4,504 seat belt violations and
221 felony drug charges and discov-
ered 22 fugitives of the law at the
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ACROSS OTHER CAMPUSES
Duke University�The first
state primary of the 2000 election
cycle is only a few weeks away,
and candidates from both parties
gathered at the University of New
Hampshire last week to outline
their agendas. The debate topics
ranged widely, from health care
to foreign policy, but candidates
said little regarding higher educa-
tion and financial aid, the issues
with the greatest direct impact on
student life.
Broadly speaking, education
regularly appears near the top in
surveys of all Americans' major
concerns.
In a New York TimesCBS
News poll conducted in early No-
vember, respondents placed edu-
cation below only health care, So-
cial Security, the budget deficit and
taxes as an important problem for
government.
However, the public's focus on
education usually reflects concerns
about the quality of local schools,
not necessarily the issues that are
most important to universities and
their students.
"1 don't think higher education
is going to be high on the agenda
of any candidate said John
Burness, the university's senior vice
president for public affairs and gov-
ernment relations. "K through 12
education is in such difficulties na-
tionally that the focus is going to
be there
Indeed, most of the candidates'
conversations about education
have not focused on higher edu-
cation, as they have concentrated
on proposals for improving the
nation's schools and teachers.
In addition to his plans for ex-
panding preschool, Democratic
Vice President AI Gore has prob-
ably come forward with the most
concrete proposals on higher edu-
cation.
Gore has supported several
popular initiatives, including a
"national tuition savings pro-
gram which would attempt to
combine many state financial aid
programs that help students save
tax-free money for college.
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The Chief of Police said the
discrepancies were misinter-
pretations He claimed the
Greenville Police Department
"doesn't make mistakes' and
that they play by Ihe "crime
report rules What rules9 A
crime is a-crime any way you
look at it, so why try lo cover
up the tacts?
OURVIEW
It appears that more crime is happening in Greenville than police care
to share. The Uniform Crime Report (UCR) and Greenville Police
Department's crime reports showed significant discrepancies. UCR's re-
port showed Greenville's crime had massively increased between 1997
and 1998�7.5 percent to be exact�while the police department only
showed Greenville's crime had increased by 1.8 percent.
Something definitely went wrong -with the calculations, and we as
community members ought to know the truth. How can reports of the
same information differ by 5.7 percent? Crime is everywhere in the world,
but how can we protect ourselves if we're not being given accurate infor-
mation?
The Chief of Police said the discrepancies were misinterpretations. He
claimed the Greenville Police Department "doesn't make mistakes" and
that they play by the. "crime report rules What rules? A crime is a crime
any way you look at it, so why try to cover up the facts?
Just look at the woman driving through the community with her chil-
dren. She became the victim of a shooting, and while no one was hurt,
she still and had to wait over 20 minutes for a cop to arrive on the scene.
The shooting soon became reported as damaged property. Damaged prop-
erty? This looks like a prime example of shifting crimes to different cat-
egories so as not to alarm the public when the annual crime report comes
out. It seems that police officers should be working to reduce crime rates,
instead of trying to shift the numbers around so that it appears lower.
Greenville's Police Department better get their story straight fast, or they
might be added to the next crime report.
OPINION COLUMN
Empowering strategies for student leaders necessary
Na'im Akbar
OPINION WRITER
Greetings, dear readers, as I write my first column
of the spring semester. 1 pray that it is as exciting for
you as I anticipate it will be for me. Some of my future
subjects will deal with issues, such as the downtown
clubs' discrimination, a report card on ECU'S efforts
in the area of diversity and cultural sensitivity, on-
going efforts to unify the ECU family and other issues
that I am sure will come up during the course of this
semester.
Having just returned from the National African-
American Student leadership Conference at Rust Col-
lege in Holly Springs, Miss I would like to give an
overview of the presentation made by myself and
YolandaThigpen on "Organizing on the College Cam-
pus We were accompanied by freshman students,
Martina Clyburn and Kim Skinner, members of SGA.
Our presentation addressed practical strategies on
how student leaders can organize on their college cam-
pus in a way that will lead to the empowerment of the
student. We also discussed the forming of critical coa-
litions in our workshop.
One of the best methods of organizing on the col-
lege campus is to know what you are talking about. To
show you know, intimately, the opinions and needs
of the students who are represented, issues must be
identified and researched so that intelligent positions
can be established and articulated to administrators.
It is very important that different opinions and alter-
natives are explored to increase the potential lor a reso-
lution of the issue or problem.
Cultivating relationships with influential campus
administrators on behalf of your group is an impor-
tant step to take. Colleges and universities are institu-
tions that exist over long periods of time. Student lead-
ers are there at one quick point in the life of the col-
lege. The most effective student leaders have patience
and understand that often, the most important thing
they can do is plant the seed that may flourish ipto
something very significant for all of the students, even
after the leaders are no longer there.
Experienced student leaders also need to take re-
sponsibility for nurturing new students. New students
can be the life of the organization, so it should be
everyone's goal to include them. When veteran lead-
ers leave, they should want to feel comfortable that
the organization will stand for a long time. Recruiting
members is only half the battle. The real challenge is
using skills and contributions of new members so that
they will want to continue the work.
Some of the suggested ways in which students can
organize on their campus are: by inviting members to
discuss problems and engaging in active listening; by
giving members a chance to prove themselves by giv-
ing them some important responsibilities; by helping
students to learn by sharing experiences that will im-
prove managerial and decision-making skills and by
presenting ideas that will benefit the school and the
overall student body.
Students can also efficiently organize by bringing
realistic options to the bargaining table. If one's plans
can fit into the university's initiatives, the administra-
tion will be more inclined to agree with his or her re-
quests.
These were some of the topics of discussion in our
workshop that will help student leaders improve rela-
tionships with students and administrators, build unity,
develop coalitions and enhance their image. The key
to success is coming up with win-win solutions, with
which everyone can live.
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OPINION COLUMN
Remember unjust fee increases this Novemeber
Emily Little
OPINION WRITER
It's the traditional stereotype: a bunch of poor col-
lege students sharing a dumpy, dirty apartment, spend-
ing their only spare pennies on pizza and beer. As soon
as they save enough money for the phone bill, some
random politician decides to siphon extra money from
higher education and up go tuition and fees. As we
tumble further into the monetary hole, our financial
aid loans mounting every semester, the General Assem-
bly continues to lick its lips with hungry excitement
over university budgets.
But we are the lucky ones. North Carolina's consti-
tution guarantees financial assistance to students of
higher education, granting us some of the least expen-
sive tuition bills in the country. It's difficult to imagine
how college students live in New Jersey, where educa-
tion costs are phenomenal.
It's obvious our fees are increasing faster than the
standard of living; the money must be going some-
where. So why us? Why does the university system al-
ways get the shaft? How have we angered the gods of
economy so much they demand we spend the nex,t 30
years paying off student loans?
Honestly, we do it to ourselves when we don't vote.
Think about it for a minute. Every year politicians
bend over backward to assure the elderly that they will
always protect Medicare and Social Security, while they
pay us a minute or two of lip service about ensuring
the future of America's youth. Sure, we may protest
the neglect of our interests in the political arena; we
may write editorials in university newspapers; we may
complain to our professors and our parents, but in the
end that will never get us what we want. The elderly
know the secret. They always vote in record numbers.
Last year, Americans in their twenties actually voted
less than the year before, and it was not a stellar num-
ber to begin with. So why should any political institu-
tion care about us? They can keep right on taking our
funding and we won't do a thing to stop it. We keep
our heads buried in our books, mumbling about the
steadily mounting bills as we grudgingly pay them.
Your vote is more than an endorsement of a par-
ticular candidate. Even if you vote straight-ticket Lib-
ertarian, you are making a statistical statement that you
care about what happens in your government. If col-
lege students start showing up at the polls, we may
just find ourselves carrying some political influence.
The election may seem far away and unimportant
right now, but the tuition increase is very real and very
close. New fee hikes have been thrust upon us for next
semester already, and they will keep right on coming if
we don't speak up at election time. So start paying at-
tention to what the politicians say. Listen to how little
they mention us and how little they care. Remember
the reason why, and think about setting aside some
time in November to let the government know that
you are tired of living in squalor to afford your "afford-
able" education.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Careless design makes site difficult to assess
Dear Editor,
I am responding to your article "Report cites high
campus crime rate" and the "Our View" column on
the opinion page Dec. 2, 1999.
Yesterday my cartography class and I spent a good
portion of our class period examining the APB Web
site, so I am somewhat familiar with this topic.
The issue here is not about the ECU police and stu-
dents being in disagreement on crime risk. The issue is
not that we need a wake-up call to an exaggerated level
of danger, although I would argue for a realistic re-
sponse to the real risks on campus. The issue is bad
mapping. Very bad mapping.
Erom conception through design, this Web site
should win an award for the worst mapping site of the
year.
The map on the Web site depicts the Greenville
ECU community in a six-mile radius from the center
of the campus near 10th Street. This includes a very
large area that extends far from the campus and cer-
tainly far from the domain of the ECU Police Depart-
ment.
The symbols used to encode information in the
map are incorrect. The data being depicted is of a quan-
titative nature, ordinal in fact, hence a hue based color
map should not be used. This map uses a traffic light,
green, yellow, red, color scheme to illustrate the data.
Instead, a continuous value range from light-to-
dark would better illustrate the low-to-high crime risk.
The spatial distribution of risk is nearly impossible to
determine based upon visual inspection of these maps.
The data used to determine the rating as well as
the methodology also demand
attention. This is NOT crime data from the ECU
campus. This is in fact a "CAP Index assessment
What is a CAP? The site does explain. It is "a pre-
diction based on a single address centered on a map,
and the different risks of nearby neighborhoods. Risk
is estimated from data about family structure, build-
ings, migration patterns, economic activity and edu-
cation, using the relationship of these factors to past
crime reports
This is NOT actual crime data but a predictive mod-
eling tool using census tracts as the spatial unit. I his is
data obtained from a commercial data broker and the
CAP Index assessment is calculated for all census tracts
in the US.
The method of actually selecting a crime rating from
those calculated for all of the census tracts in a six mile
area is of particular interest. Two circles, the outer six-
mile radius and an inner two-mile radius circle are used
to calculate the overall statistic.
"Combined, the inner and outer areas are assumed
to be the most likely origins of criminal activity the
Web site said. "The risk scores of census tracts are aver-
aged and weighted to give an overall crime risk score
for the site
Study the maps provided on the Web site for ECU.
In no way do I believe that anything was "averaged" to
obtain a score of nine for ECU. The
census tracts receiving a rating of nine include much
of west Greenville and the large land area north of the
Ear River, which was recently underwater.
Even before being under water this was a fairly
sparsely populated area and contains large areas of land
uses such as wetlands, park, utilities and transporta-
tion. Being completely separated from the campus this
region has minimal impact on the campus itself.
I can only imagine that after the relatively sophis-
ticated CAP assessment based upon population, these
predictions are at best, misleading, and at worst, dam-
aging to the reputation of the university.
This mapping site and the statistics presented are a
typical example of what happens when a person, lack-
ing in appropriate geographic and cartographic train-
ing, produces map products.
The response to this site is also typical. It is typical
of a population lacking in basic geographic and carto-
graphic education.
Which is worse, the careless creator of the site or
the non-critical user of
the information?
Dr. Karen A. Mulcahy
Assistant Professor of Cartography
Department of Geographv
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Features Flashes
Fashions
leading to injuries
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, III
(AP�These days, it's not just the
tests that are tripping up students
in school.
Trendy clothes�particularly
platform tennis shoes and extra-
long baggy pants�leave a few
students tripping down the halls
almost every day, school officials
say.
The problem is so bad that
some schools have sent home
notes warning parents about the
dangerous duds.
"The kids trip all the time said
Lynn Reynolds, a physical educa-
tion teacher at Churchill Elemen-
tary School in the Chicago suburb
of Schaumburg. "On the gym floor,
it's very dangerous. They keep
falling down, and we don't want to
see a child get hurt
Students have yet to complain
about the new policies, Reynolds
said. She said no student has suf-
fered a serious injury, but they are
worried about the potential for
twisted ankles or broken bones.
FEATURES
Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000
features@studentmedia.ecu.edu
Granny's
having babies
YAKIMA, Washington (AP)�A
54-year-old mother of eight who
has 15 grandchildren has given
birth to triplets.
Arcelia Garcia gave birth by
Caesarean section to three
healthy girls Saturday evening at
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.
The triplets, who weigh about 4
or 5 pounds each, were born
within about five minutes of each
other.
. "It went very smoothly said
Francisco Garcia, 34, one of Mrs.
Garcia's sons. "Everything went
as planned
Mrs. Garcia plans to return to
work as soon as her health and
the babies allow, she said before
the births.
A woman in her 50s pregnant
with triplets is extremely rare, es-
pecially without the aid of fertility
drugs, said Tom Easterling, a ma-
ternal and fetal medicine specialist
at the University of Washington
Medical Center. Garcia's preg-
nancy was natural.
Strip club reforms
and finds religion
JANE LEW, W.Va. (AP)�A
purple neon light promising "Girls"
once beckoned travelers to a
shed-like structure along the side
of Interstate 79.
Now Pastor Chad Belt, 28, of
Weston and his fledgling Vineyard
Outreach Ministries hope to use
the former strip club as the comer-
stone of their ministry.
"It's a pleasant change said
Dianne Hicks, mayor of Jane Lew.
Belt, a native of Weston, was a
minister with Assemblies of God
near Spartanburg, S.C until he
recently moved back home.
Even in South Carolina he was
aware of the Lewis County strip
club. The club's unexpected arrival
caused an uproar in this small,
mostly rural community otherwise
perhaps best-known for a G-rated
summer arts and craft show and a
sprawling truck stop.
"We began to pray that it would
shut down Belt said. "It did. We
began to pray that the Lord would
give us that building. He did
The only problem now is that
the deed apparently is not clear
because it is tied up in a court
battle.
That is not stopping the
church. The first service will be
held there this Sunday.
With the deed unsettled, the
church could be forced to move.
"Everything we've done, we're
just stepping out on faith, trusting
God will take care of us Belt
said.
Polar bears dive right in
More than 40 students gathered to take
the plunge at this year's Polar Bear Pool
Party, (photo by Emily Richardson)
Pool party new
tradition for brave few
Susan Wright
FEATURES EDITOR
Clad only in their bathing suits,
a select few stand around a pool filled
with ice cubes while the cold night
air whips around their bodies. In a
few seconds, they will jump in and
become polar bears.
For the past four years, the Stu-
dent Recreation Center has hosted
the Polar Bear Pool Party, which be-
gan as part of the opening celebra-
tion for the Student Recreation Cen-
ter. Since then, it has become an ECU
ritual.
"We really think that this is go-
ing to be a big tradition at ECU
said Nancy Mlze, director of recre-
ational services. "The first year that
we did this, only 40 people showed,
but since then, the number of
people who come out to jump has
been increasing
The first year the jump was
held, 'Poppa Bear otherwise
known as Dean Ron Speier, jumped
all by himself.
"Nobody believed I would
jump Speier said. "I just went
ahead and jumped in, but I was the
pnly one who went
Afterwards, everyone joined
him in the frigid 55 degree water.
Speier said the experience was like
no other.
"The first time you go in, the
adrenaline takes over and you re-
ally don't feel a thing Speier said.
"The second time you go in, it
takes your breath away
After jumping in several times
this year with a group of 40 stu-
dents, Dean Speier earned the
nickname 'Poppa Bear Although
the pool party has also been called
'The Dip with the Dippy Dean
'Poppa Bear' stuck.
"Over the years, he just kind
of evolved into Poppa Bear Mize
said. "There is the Poppa Bear walk
around the pool, the Poppa Bear
chariot and he always begins the
jumping
The focus of the program is not
the 'Polar Bear Strut' or the fantastic
cake that is served afterwards; what
matters is student involvement.
Many of the students who partici-
pated this year were first-time jump-
ers, although there were about five
fourth-year polar bears. Emotions
were mixed for those who had never
experienced the rush before.
"Wondering would be a good
word to describe how I'm feeling
said junior Ryan Jones. "I'll do what-
ever we're doing because I've never
done it before. What the hey
More experienced jumpers know
what to expect, but they still antici-
See POLAR, page 7
commemorates
life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Student Union
celebrates diversity
Nina M. Dry
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke
passsionately about issues of race and
segregation, (photo from the World
Wide Web)
When a person becomes em-
powered with the idea of making a
difference, the result of that small
concept can be world changing. It
can inspire others to carry on the
dream of making a change. In the
early '60s Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr was a person who sought equal-
ity for all mankind.
"Dr. King set a precedent for any-
one said Ty Frazier. These discus-
sions he became more convinced
that nonviolent resistance was the
most potent weapon available to op-
pressed people in their struggle for
freedom. In the years from 1960 to
1965, King's influence as a civil-
rights leader had reached its peak.
King promoted non-violent
means to achieve civil-rights reform
and was awarded the 1964 Nobel
Peace Prize for his efforts.
On April 4, 1968, King went to
Memphis, Tenn to support striking
black garbage workers. It vvis here
where he was assassinated by a
sniper.
In 1969, James Earl Ray, an es-
caped convict, pleaded guilty to the
murder of King and was sentenced
to 99 years in prison. King was only
39 at the time of his death.
It took over two decades for the
third Monday of January to officially
become a nationally observed holi-
day to commemorate his birthday in
1986.
As we mark King's 71st birthday
this month, ECU offers activities in
order to commemorate his life.
Yesterday, ECU had its annual
MLK, Jr March and Remembrance
Celebration which began at the
porch of Belk Residence Hall to
Mendenhall Student Center.
"The Student Union began this
event in the early 1970s said Lynn
Caverly, assistant director of student
Greenville renamed 5th Street after Martin Luther King, Jr. as a memorial to his
non-violent prostests against the injustices of all people who have been
descnmmated against in the mid-twentieth century, (photo by Emily Richardson)
activities for University Unions.
"Before King's birthday was a na-
tional holiday, we had the candle-
light, march. Depending on the
weather, we usually have about 200
people come out and participate
Following the march, Dr. Leslie
Burl Mcl.emore, a political science
professor at Jackson State Univer-
sity, spoKe to students at Hendrix
Theatre.
"Mcl.emore was chosen be-
cause of his history of participation
in organizations dealing with civil
rights Frazier said.
McLemore has published many
books on African-American Civil
Rights and was the founding presi-
dent of the NAACP. He also served
as student government president at
Rust College, his alma mater. In
1964, he served on the board of the
Student Nonviolent Coordinating
Committee, (SNCC), and on the ex-
ecutive board of Mississippi Free-
dom Democratic Party, (MFDP).
"If anyone missed the program
this year, I encourage you to come
next year Frazier said.
Tonight, in continuation with
the celebration of the Martin
Luther King, Jr. activities, the Of-
fice of Equal Employment Oppor-
tunity and the Student Union Cul-
tural Awareness Committee will
present James Chapmyn's "One
Race, One People, One Peace
"This production celebrates di-
versity and illustrates how our dif-
ferences can unite us and help us
grow Caverly said. "This choreo-
poem combines poetry, music and
multimedia performance to help us
find the common tie that binds all
people together '
Some of Chapmyn's other
widely acclaimed productions also
include "Brotha" and "Womyn
With Wings "One Race, One
People, One Peace" will be held at
7 p.m. tonight in Hendrix Theatre,
and admission is free.
This writer can be contacted at
ndry@s tudentmedia. ecu. edu.
NOTCH ABOVE THE NORM
Dr. Nancy Mayberry
Spanish Professor
Susan Wright
FEATURES EDITOR
Originally from Southern
Ontario, Dr. Nancy Mayberry has
been a Spanish professor at ECU for
the last 32 years.
After earning the Woodrow Wil-
son Scholarship at the University of
Western Ontario, Mayberry was of-
fered the chance to earn her master's
degree anywhere she liked. She de-
cided to attend UNC-Chapel Hill
since the university had one of the
best Spanish programs at that time.
After earning both her master's and
doctorate in Spanish, Mayberry
taught at UNC-Greensboro and fi-
nally ECU.
Mayberry is not only a dedicated
teacher, but also a pianist. Although
she does not play professionally, she
has taken music lessons since she
was nine and earned an associate's
degree from the Conservatory in
Toronto. According to Mayberry,
Mozart is her favorite composer, and
her favorite piece is "Concerto in A
Major
During the 32 years she has
taught at the university level,
Mayberry has had some interesting
encounters. Once, after giving a stu-
dent a deserved "D Mayberry dis-
cussed the student's disagreement
over the grade. The discussion ended
when, in a fit of anger and
frustration.the student, a Fundamen-
talist preacher yelled, "Women
have no right to be in positions of
authority over men anyway
The best experiences she has
had with students are the ones who
were eager to learn.
"There are some students who
are like a sponge Mayberry said.
"They just soak up everything you
have to teach them
Although she has spent the past
32 years as a professor at ECU, she
maintains her Tarheel loyalty.
Mayberry is a self-proclaimed "big
Tarheels fan" and avidly watches
both football and basketball games.
Maybe after retiring from ECU next
year, she will see the light and be-
come an equally enthusiastic Pi-
rates fan.
Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the lite of thousands of Americans
in the course of his lifetime, (photo from the World Wide Web)
Excerpt from King's Aug. 28,1963 speech
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill
and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain,
and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord
shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.
This is our hope. This is the faith with which I return to the South.
With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a
stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling
discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With
this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle
together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, know-
ing that we will be free one day.
This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing
with a new meaning, "My country, 'Us of thee, sweet land of liberty, of
thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride,
from every mountainside, let freedom ring
And if America is to be a great nation this must become true.
So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.
Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom
ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!
Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous peaks of California!
But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!
Let freedom ring from every hill and every molehill of Mississippi.
From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village
and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to
speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white
men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join
hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free
at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last
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LEON, Kan. (AP)�Sarah Borman
was hoping for some constructive
criticism when she displayed her
conceptual art at Bluestem High
School.
Instead of criticism, the 17-year-
old got suspended for the rest of
school year.
It's all over Boman's drawing that
represents the delusions of an "ob-
sessive, compulsive, paranoid" mad-
man.
Classmates and neighbors of Sa-
rah, of Leon, are circulating petitions
for her reinstatement so she can
graduate with her class this spring.
Bluestem Principal Dale Harper
said administrators were immedi-
ately concerned when they read the
poster, which was placed on a class-
room door and was unsigned.
In the center of the drawing is
the word "please" written in big, red
letters. Sentences spiral out from the
middle to show the madman's spin-
ning, paranoid thoughts, Sarah said.
"Please, tell me who killed my
dog it reads. "I miss him very
much
Later it reads: "I'll kill you all!
You all killed my dog because you
�all hated him
Sarah sees her punishment as a
gross overreaction to what was in-
tended to be thought-provoking
art.
"It was entirely fictional Sarah
said. "It was just a different kind of
art I wanted to try. It was supposed
to be a look into the head of a mad-
man. I never expected this
A three-person school district
suspension committee found that
the artwork constituted a "threat
of violence" against the school and
warranted a suspension for the rest
of the school year.
Sarah and her parents, Jerry and
Julie Boman, have filed an appeal
to the Bluestem school board,
which can overturn the panel's
decision or reduce the punishment.
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day.
Jerry Boman said he understood
the concern but argued that school
officials were going too far.
"My daughter has never even
had detention he said. "My wife
and I aren't even really big fans of
this piece. But we're intelligent
enough to know that it is art, not a
threat against anybody
Sarah said she decided to try
� conceptual art - which emphasizes
an idea, rather than an object - af-
ter seeing several pieces recently at
Bethany College in Lindsborg.
So worked on some for her port-
folio, which she plans to submit to
college art schools. As she has done
in the past, she posted the piece at
school to get feedback from class-
mates and teachers.
When school officials saw the
picture, she was taken to Harper's
office immediately.
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the police; she said she panicked,
ripped up the picture and flushed it
down a toilet.
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school officials already had copies
of it and she destroyed it out of fear.
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didn't know what to do
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taken her portfolio to an assistant
professor of art at Wichita State
University.
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fessor saying the "madman" piece
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she hasn't been able to work sornff
thing out with school officials.
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to represent the student body in in-
terviewing potential candidates for
a teaching opening.
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anything up again she said. "I can
understand their concern, but they
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sports briefs Women's basketball handles W&M, Richmond!
Johnson resigns as Dolphins coach
Jimmy Johnson stepped down from the helm of
the Miami Dolphins Sunday, less than 24 hours after
the worst loss in team history.
Johnson spent four years as head coach of the
Dolphins but failed to get them as far as the AFC
Championship game. Johnson will be replaced by
, his assistant, Dave Wannstedt. Wannstedt was
signed to a three-year contract to lead the Dolphins.
Johnson will stay on with the team as a consultant.
�I feel that he has built a solid foundation and
r, ,that we were not far from being a championship
i team said quarterback Dan Marino. "I want to wish
, him the best. I also want to congratulate Dave on
being named head coach. I'm sure he'll do a great
job continuing the progress we've made over the
I last few years
Johnson's resignation came one day after the
Dolphins lost to the Jaguars 62-7 in the playoffs.
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Azinger wins Sony Open
After overcoming Cdncer, Paul Azinger thought it
would be smooth sailing. That was before his best .
friend on the tour, Payne Stewart, died in a plane
crash last fall.
Sunday, Azinger won his first golf tournament
since cancer took him off the tour.
Azinger led the Sony Open from the start and
cruised to a seven-stroke victory.
"Considering all that has happened around us
the last year it really changed how me and my
family view things Azinger said.
Tyson will fight in UK
The English women's group, Justice for Women,
lost their bid to bar Mike Tyson from fighting in
Manchester, England.
The group challenged a judge's decision to let
Tyson fight despite a 1992 rape conviction that
would have barred Tyson from entering the country.
The judge cited "special circumstances" because
the fight has already sold out and will mean a finan-
cial windfall for Manchester and its merchants.
U.S. soccer draws with Iran 1-1
The United States soccer team drew with the Ira-
nian National team in a "friendly" in the Rose Bowl
Sunday. Iran went up 1-0 on a goal from Mehdi
Mahdavikia. The U.S. tied when midfielder Chris
Armas blasted a shot in the 48th minute. Iran de-
feated the U.S. 2-1 in the 1998 World Cup. The loss
ousted the Americans from the tournament.
Packers hire Sherman
The Green Bay Packers are expected to announce
Mike Sherman as their new head coach today. Sherman
is the offensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks,
under former Green Bay head coach, Mike Holmgren.
The Packers fired head coach, Ray Rhodes after his
first season earlier this month. The Packers went 8-8
in the 1999-2000 season.
Lady Pirates cruise to
two conference victories
Emily Koperniak
SENIOR WRITER
The ECU women's basketball team was able to pull
off an impressive weekend of competition with victory
over William & Mary and Richmond. Throughout the
first half of the Pirates battle against William & Mary,
ECU took a strong lead for a score of 35-26 at halftime.
Cecilia Shinn brought 10 points as well as six re-
bounds.
"I feel as if we have been up and down this season
and that is reflected in our record Shinn said. "We
just need to take our focus and aggressiveness from the
ODU game and play that way for the rest of the sea-
son
William & Mary took a short lead in the second
half bringing the score to 42-41. However, ECU gained
a 12-point lead Friday night for a score of 57-45.
Danielle Melvin lead the Pirates with 20 points, one
steal, four rebounds and one assist. Shooting 10-for-15
on the night, Melvin ranks among the top in the CAA
concerning shooting percentage and points per game.
Waynetta Veney contributed 16 points, four re-
bounds, five assists and one steal. Shinn wrapped the
game up with 14 points, nine rebounds and three as-
sists. Seven points, four steals, three assists and seven
rebounds were added by Tamilla Murray.
Sunday afternoon at Minges, the Pirates managed
to blow away Richmond with a score of 96-66. ECU is
now 2-2 in CAA competition and 7-8 overall for the
season. Falling behind in the first half, ECU soon took
� control of the game in the 17th minute. The Pirates
held the game at both ends with a shooting percent-
age of 62.5, whereas the Spiders percentage only tal-
lied at 17.6.
"Everybody that comes to our games knows that
one day we come in with a certain amount of emo-
tion, and one minute with another, and we just want
to focus on coming out with defensive intensity said
senior guard Waynetta Veney.
Veney contributed 18 points for the afternoon in
addition to a season high of six assists, as well as two
rebounds. Scoring 21 points, Roc Canady earned top
scoring honors, only two points shy of reaching her
career high. Melvin added 12 points along with Shinn's
eight points and seven rebounds. Seven points were
added by Tali Robich along with her career high 11
rebounds.
"It was important to get everyone on the team some
minutes said Head Coach Dee Gibson. "That helps
us become more experienced and helps us to improve
throughout the season
The Pirates will be traveling to play American this
Friday and George Mason on Sunday.
This writer can be contacted at
ekoperniak@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
Millette Green goes up for two late in the game
against Richmond, Sunday, (photo by Emily
Richardson)
Pirates drop three to CAA opponents
Evaldas Joeys (above) keeps the ball away from a Richmond defender, while Neil Punt (right) scores two against the
Spiders in Wednesday night's game (photos by Garrett McMillan)
Richmond snapped ECU'S five-game winning streftk
Wednesday night, by beating the Pirates 59-55 in Mingfc
The Spiders came back from a 15 point halftime deffcit
to notch the victory. The Pirates then traveled to AmericSn
where a 19-point performance from Evaldas Joqys
couldn't keep the Pirates from falling 72-64. Last night
the Pirates lost at George Mason 75-66.
Swim teams top VMI, George Mason
Florida trip proves
beneficial as Pirates win two
Ryan Downey
STAFF WRITER
Following their annual holiday
trip to Florida, the ECU swim team
faced the Virginia Military Institute
and conference opponent George
Mason last week. Thursday, the
men's team took on a VMI team
who showed up a day earlier then
expected.
"VMI was on its way back from
its Florida training trip, and due to
some travel problems, they came a
day early and we swam the meet
said Head Coach Rick Kobe.
The Pirates defeated the Cadets,
77-48.
"VMI was out-manned and our
guys swam really well Kobe said.
"We are extremely pleased with our
performance coming off our Christ-
mas training trip
The win Thursday was the first
of two victories the men would pick
up this week. Saturday the men, as
well as the women, notched wins
against George Mason.
The Lady Pirates won in a domi-
nating fashion. The Pirates crushed
the Patriots 127-90. The meet fea-
tured first place finishes in all but
one of the races they competed in.
"This is our first meet since train-
ing and we swam very well, espe-
cially considering that we feel worse
at this point in the season then we
have all year said team captain
Hollie Butler.
Both the men's and the women's
teams were coming of off of an in-
tense training session in Florida. The
Winter Break trip features the luxury
of practicing in an olympic-size
swimming pool for four hours a day,
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and daily weight-lifting sessions.
The Lady Pirates are feeling very
confident about their chances of
going to the conference meet.
"If the duel meet season is any-
thing to gauge the team by, then
we will have a great conference
meet Butler said. "If we can con-
tinue to swim as fast and as hard as
we have unshaved, then just imag-
ine how we will do once we are
The men also won their meet
coasting into a 115-83 victory.
As was the case with the Lady
Pirates, the men's team had many
first place finishes also.
The men's team won the 4(H)-
meter relay and had first place fin-
ishes in the next two events, Casey
Charles in the 200-freestyle and
Adam Gaffey in the 1000- and
1650-freestyle.
"We had no idea how George
Mason would come at us said
senior Jason Blake. "We just wanted
to come and swim to our potential.
We knew we would be sore coming
back from training but at this point
it's all mental
The men's team Is wrapping up
their season and looking forward to
the conference meet, which will
gauge the caliber of this year's
squad.
"I think we took the first step
toward conference said team cap-
tain Matt Jabs. "This was a sprint'
meet, where the events were basi-
cally cut in half. We do this to get
us ready for that kind of event at
conference
The next meet for the Lady Pi-
rates will be Friday against Rich-
mond, followed up Saturday with
a duel meet featuring both the
men's and the women's teams
against American University.
This writer can be contacted at
rdownev@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
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ECU SWIM TEAM
ECU VS. VMI ECU 1 ST PUCE FINISHES
men's 200-meter medley relay
men's 200-meter free
men's 50 -meter free
men's 100-meter fly
men's 100-meter free
men's 200-meter IM
men's 500-meter free
Adam Gaffey
Ralf Lang
Andy Byrnes
Jakub Holy
Brian Flory
Claes Lindgren
ECU VS. GEORGE MASON ECU 1 ST PUCE FINISHES
men's 200-meter medley relay
men's 1000-meter free
men's 200-meter free
men's 400-meter IM
men's 100-meter back
men's 100-mfeter breast
men's 3-meter diving
women's 200-meter relay
women's 1000-meter free
women's 200-meter free
women's 50-meter free
women's 400-meter free
women's 500-meter free
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Casey Charles
Claes Lindgren
Claes Lindgren
Josh LePree
Ryan Baldwin
Hollie Butler
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Super Bowl XXXIV: Who cares?
No stars, no
dynasties, no interest
Stephen Schramm
SPORTS EDITOR
Last weekend the road to the Su-
per Bowl XXXIV narrowed to only
four lanes. Jacksonville, Tennessee,
Tampa Bay and St. Louis head into
the conference championship games
this weekend with their eyes on the
Georgia Dome and pro football's
greatest prize. But let's be honest,
does anybody really care?
Of the four teams left, no one has
got the name power of the 49ers or
the Cowboys. No teams have a bona
fide superstar who has transcended
the the world of football. Hell, three
of these teams weren't around five
years ago.
The Rams ;vere in Los Angeles,
the Titans were still looking for oil
but getting empty seats in Houston
and the Jaguars existed only on pa-
per.
Let's face it, Super Bowl XXXIV
will have no John Elways or Brett
Favres, no Steel Curtain or Dirty
Birds. Will that translate to luke-
warm fan interest in the nation's
biggest game?
The fact remains that the four
teams left do not have extensive fan
bases. Almost everywhere in the
country you can find Cowboy fans,
Niner fans and Bronco fans, but the
four teams left don't draw many
spectators from outside their re-
gion. You do not see people wear-
ing Jaguars garb and Buccaneer
paraphernalia everywhere.
Walking across campus I don't
come across people sporting Titans
jerseys (though they are quite hand-
some) nor do I see many Rams hats
atop the heads of the ECU student
body. However, Niner fans need a
new team so we might see these
things after all.
None of these teams have that
great angle to give to the big game.
In years past it had been the rebirth
of the Packer dynasty in
"Titletown" and John Elway's quest
for the ring that had brought in the
fans. People tuned out to see how
bad the Niners would slaughter the
sacrificial AFC lamb or how the Bills
would choke. What will be the great
story line this year? The amazing
story of how Shaun King and the
Bucs overcame Trent Dilfer?
Even the touchdown celebra-
tions lack flair. Now I'm not much
of a dancer but for a brief while
early last year, the Atlanta Falcons'
Dirty Bird dance was cool. Now it
was no Ickey Shuffle, but it got the
job done. The Rams' dance on the
other hand looks like something we
used to do in Little League baseball
practice to learn how to field those
pesky grounders.
While the Titans, Jaguars Buc-
caneers and Rams are very good
football teams, and many would
say, they are the four that deserve
to still be playing, they lack that
mainstream appeal that makes for
great theater.
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Mon Jan. 31 6:00 p.m
Mendenhall Billiards Center
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Bowling
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CHARLOTTE (AP)-The most
!j moving eulogy for Charlotte Hor-
nets guard Bobby Phills was made
by his wife, Kendall. The most cou-
rageous one came from his team-
mate and close friend, David Wesley.
Phills' life was celebrated Friday
at a memorial service, where his
family was joined by members of
the NBA's Hornets and New York
Knicks, friends and former team-
mates. His funeral is scheduled for
Sunday in Louisiana.
� Wesley, who police say was rac-
ing his teammate Wednesday before
Phills lost control of his sports car
and collided with an oncoming car,
needed a moment to compose him-
self before he addressed the family.
"I don'tjeally know what I want
to say, but he was my partner in
crime Wesley said. "We had some
fun
Making no references to the ac-
cident, Wesley remembered Phills as
a fierce competitor on the basket-
ball court and on the golf course.
"He always had to win and even
when he wasn't winning he talked
enough trash to make you think he
was winning he said, drawing
laughter from the mourners.
Negating the despair that has
gripped the community for days,
Kendall Phills set the tone for the
service as she got up to speak near
the open casket. She carried their
young son, Bobby Phills III, to the
podium.
With a little gentle prodding
from his mother, 3-year-old Bobby
told several hundred mourners:
"Daddy is in heaven with the an-
gels He then ran off and hugged
his 1-year-old sister, Kerstie.
With few dry eyes left in the
Central Church of God, Kendall
Phills spoke glowingly of her love
for her husband. They met in high
school when she was just 14.
She described Bobby Phills as
"intelligent, competitive, funny
and compassionate
"He adored our beautiful chil-
dren and he loved his parents
Kendall Phills said, finally breaking
down into tears. "It's truly been a
blessing for me to have Bobby as
my husband, friend and eternal
soul mate. While we will meet
again, 1 will always love you,
Bobby
Phills, 30, was in a bronze cas-
ket surrounded by about a dozen
flower arrangements and two
poster-size photographs of him
while he played for the Hornets.
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"The thing I think I'll miss the
most is his big smile, an infectious
smile Silas said. "He would
brighten up the room when he en-
tered. And he was smart and per-
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Silas said Phills took it in stride
when he was asked to give up his
starting job this season.
"When I asked him to go to the :
bench he said, 'Coach, I'll do what-
ever I need to do to help this team
he said.
Hornets vice president Bob Bass
nearly lost his composure when he
started to talk about his former
player.
"The bad thing I feel he said,
his voice shaking, "was that I never
told Bobby that I love him. God, it's
tough to lose a guy like that
The emotional service was the .
start of what promises to be a diffi-
cult period for Phills' former team-
mates. The Hornets were to fly to
New York today to play the Knicks.
After the game, the team was to take
a charter back to Charlotte, then fly
to Baton Rouge on Sunday for Phills'
funeral and burial.
Then, on Monday, the Hornets
will host the Toronto Raptors at the
Charlotte Coliseum.
The funeral will be held on the
campus of Southern University,
where Phills earned a bachelor's
degree in animal science.
A moment of silence as well as a
video tribute to Phills had been
planned for Friday night's game.
That will be done at Monday's home
game. His teammates plan to wear
a patch bearing Phills' No. 13 ott
their jerseys for the rest of the sea
son.
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tire his jersey number at their Feb.
9 home game against Cleveland, the
team with which Phills spent his
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for a few good students. A group of marketing
volunteers is needed to assist in running
promotions and game operations during Pirate
home baseball games. If you are interested, please
attend the informational meeting January 27th
or call the Sports Marketing Department.
INFORMATIONAL MEETING
THURSDAY, JANUARY 27TH
5:30PM
LOCATION: MENDENHALL, GREAT ROOM 3B
(2ND FLOOR)
ECU SPORTS MARKETING DEPARTMENT 328-4530
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FOR RENT
DOCKSIDE 3 bedroom, 2 bath duplex
available now. Everything newly remo-
deled. New appliances, carpet. Some
pets allowed. Please call 321-6423 day-
time. 756-6823 evenings, leave mes-
sage.
COZY ONE bedroom house on 407
South Holly. New appliances, low util-
ities and cable. Across from art school.
$335month. Available March 1st or
sooner. Call Charlotte 329-0558.
2 BR Apts Available Immediately,
above Catalog Connections. $500-
550month - Call rick @ 551-9040.
PI NEB ROOK APTS onelwo 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.
DOCK SIDE - 2 bedroom. 2 bath, new-
ly renovated duplex townhome with
multi-car covered parking. Includes
washerdryer. $625month. 919-834-
7702.
CLASSIFIEDS
ROOMMATE WANTED
ROOMMATES NEEDED to share 3
bedroom house one block from cam-
pus. Rent 160 a month plus 13 utili-
ties. Call Amanda 431-6953.
HELP WANTED
ROOMMATE NEEDED three bdrm at
Wilson Acres 13 utilities. $240 per
month. Spring semester call 329-0196.
MALE ROOMMATE needed pronto
to split three bedroom house. Close
to campus. $225mo. Call 757-8724.
GRADUATE STUDENT or senior
needed to share 3 bedroom house
with 2 females. Located near cam-
pus. Rent 260mo. Must be neat,
friendly, studious. Please call 329-8582
ASAP.
ROOMMATE WANTED! Large four
bedroom house located directly across
from art building. Malefemale, wash-
erdryer included. $189month. 329-
8354. Comfortable and laid back!
DOCKSIDE 3 bedroom. 2 bath duplex
available. Newly renovated with new
appliances, carpet and cabinets. Call
321-6446 daytime or 329-0709 even-
ings for appointment, leave message.
SPRING BREAK. PAMxXMA CITY
BEACH "SUMMIT" LUXURY CONDOS
NEXT TO SPINNAKER OWNER DIS-
COUNT RATES. (404) 355-9637
BEECH STREET three bedroom two
bath $650.00 a month available Janu-
ary 5th call Wainright Property Man-
agement LLC 756-6209.
3 BR house available immediately,
newly renovated, painted, carpet, liv-
ing and dining room - 310 E 13th
Street. $575month - Call Rick @ 551-
9040.
ECU AREA, BIG three bedroom
house. Large backyard, screened,
porch, washer and dryer included. Pets
OK! Six month lease available. $600
a month. Call 830-9502.
FOR SALE
COMPLETE BEDROOM suite- cher-
ry finish. Nightstand and dresser with
mirror included. Double bed converts
to queen. Mattress and boxsprings in-
cluded. IV'oving. must sell. Call any-
time 355-1969. $900.
1991 MITSUBISHI Mirage blue, 4-
speed, AC, AMFMCASS. Runs and
looks great. $2,000BO. Call (252)
527-5237.
ATTENTION MEDICAL, Nursing, and
Dental students: you'll find the best
prices on all your textbooks and sup-
plies at www.discountmedbooks.com
LIFEGUARDWATER SAFETY assis-
tant needed to work at therapy pool
TuesdayThursday 8am-3pm at PCMH
please call 321-1214.
GREENHOUSE PRESCHOOL HAS
full-time and part-time teacher posi-
tions. Great experience for ELEM and
CDFR majors. Call 355-2404 for more
information.
FUN & free pictures. Looking to try
something new? Looking for fun?
Would you like to have special pictures
to give to your family or boyfriend? I
enjoy shooting pictures of young wom-
en for my portfolio. If you model for
me, I will give you free pictures. Repu-
table amateur photographer. Referenc-
es available (I've photographed dozens
of ECU girls). Please send a note.
phone number and a picture (if avail-
able - it will be returned) to Paul Hron-
jak, 4413 Pinehurst Dr Wilson. NC
27893 or call 252-237-8218 or e-mail
me at hronjak9simflex.com. You can
also check my website at www.sim-
flex.comusershronjak
4-5 tennis instructorattendants need-
ed at Greenville Recreation & parks
dept. For winter and spring. $5.15-
5.75 per hour. Tennis teaching experi-
ence needed. Call 329-4559.
WANTED: PAYINGT6750hr. plus
bonuses for qualified telemarkefers.
No Friday or Saturday work. Hours
4:30-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday:
3:30-8 p.m. Sunday. Call Energy Sav-
ers Windows & Doors. Inc. at 758-
8700 for appointment.
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Jamaica. Bahamas & Florida. Best pric-
es guaranteed! Free parties & cover
charges! Space is limited! Book it now!
All major credit cards accepted! 1-800-
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
TuesThurs 7-10pm and two Sat. 9am-
4pm. Become American Red Cross
Lifeguard certified through this pro-
gram. Cost is $110mem-$130non-
mem. Reg. is Jan. 10-31. Participants
must be at least 15 years of age. For
more information call 328-6387.
TEST ANXIETY. Learn ways NOT to
stress over tests, including ways to
help you gain the grade you want. The
Center for Counseling and Student De-
velopment is offering the following
workshop on January 20, 1:30. If you
are interested in this program, contact
the center at 328-6661.
NO CREDIT check. Cellular Phones
Pagers. ABC Phones 931-0009. 316-D
East 10th St. (next to Papa Oliver's Piz-
za).
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1 or 2 bed rooms, 1 bath, range
refrigerator, free watersewer,
washerdryer hookups, laundry
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i ECU bus services.
NOW PRELEASING
FOR JANUARY
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maintenance- Call 758-1921 I
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RINGGOLO TOWERS
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1 bedroom, 2 bedroom &
Efficiency Apartments.
CALL 752-2865
TOYOTA COROLLA SR5 87 138.000
miles. Good'condition $2,000 758-
8521.
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Walk to best bars! Absolute best price!
All major credit cards accepted! 1-800-
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SPRING BREAK Specials! Bahamas
Party Cruise! 5 nights $279! Includes
meals! Awesome beaches, nightlife!
Departs from Florida! Panama City
room with kitchen next to clubs, 7 par-
ties 6 free drinks129! Daytona room
with kitchen $149! South Beach (bars
open until 5 a.m) $159! Cocoa Beach
(near Disney) $179! springbreaktrav-
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WAIT, HOST and bus staff needed
for friendly and fun work environment.
Must have some morning week day
availability. Experience helpful but not
necessary. Pick up application Ba-
sil's Restaurant on Firetower Rd.
DO VOU need a good job? The ECU
Telefund is hiring students to contact
alumni and parents for the ECU An-
nual Fund. $5.50 hour plus bonuses.
Make your own schedule. If interest-
ed, call 328-4212. M-TH between the
hours of 3-6pm.
SITTER NEEDED: Responsible person
to take care of 4-month old child of
professor every so often. Own trans-
portation would be great, but not es-
sential. Needed for some evenings
and a few Saturdays. References re-
quired. Call Robin at 754-8020.
KAYAK ROLL January 31, 7:30pm-
9:30pm in the SRC pool. Trying out
kayaking has never been easier, get
into a boat and practice the Eskimo
roll, it's a great way to break into the
sport and a must for any future pad-
dlers. Cost10mem-$ 15non-mem.
Registration deadline is Jan.24, 5pm.
For more information call 328-6387.
SERVICES
SIZE DOES Matter! Biggest break
package. Best price from $29.
WWW.SPRINGBREAKHQ.COM. 1-
800-224-GULF
ROOMMATE WANTED
ROOMMATE NEEDED ASAP 2 bed-
room house. $210 plus 12 utilities
10 min walk from campus, call 931-
0772.
FEMALE ROOMMATE needed to
share apartment at Eastgate Village.
Two bedrooms, one bath. wd. balco-
ny. $242.50 month plus 12 utilities.
Call Stephanie at 830-0903.
FEMALE ROOMMATE wanted to
share spacious 2 bedroom apt. on 11th
street, must be neat and nonsmoker.
Call Ginger 329-8051.
ROOMMATE NEEDED to share two
bedroom townhouse. $175. free ws
and 12 utilities. 756-7755.
FEMALE ROOMMATE wanted to
share apartment across from campus,
must be non-smoker and responsible.
$262.50 plus half utilities. Please call
758-9747.
LEARN TO
SKYDIVE!
CAROUHA SKY SPORTS
(9191496-2224
HELP WANTED
APPOINTMENT SETTING telemar-
keters. Full-time or part-time. Flexi-
ble hours. Great for students or ca-
reer marketers. Health insurance, paid
vacation. Great pay plus benefits and
bonuses. Call Thermal -Gard 355-0210.
$7.00 PER hour plus $150.00 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.
$$$ TUTORS NEEDED$$$ Looking
for some extra money (best pay on
campus) and a way to improve aca-
demically? Do you have a 3.0 or bet-
ter GPA? Become a tutor for the Of-
fice of Student Development-Athletics.
We need individuals capable of tutor-
ing classes from Accounting to Zoolo-
gy. Undergraduate students are paid
six dollars ($6) an hour and graduate
students are paid seven dollars ($7)
an hour. Does this sound like the job
for you? If so, join us for one of our
orientation meetings in 236B Ward
Sports Medicine Building (behind
Minges Coliseum) on either 119, 1
20. 125 or 126 at 5pm. questions?
Need more information? Contact Isha
Williams at 328-4691 for further infor-
mation.
HELP WANTED: Resident Crisis Coun-
selor position. Free rent, utilities,
etcplus monthly stipend in exchange
for employment. Training available at
REAL. For more information call 758-
HELP. 600 East 11th Street. Greenville
NC 27858.
BECOMING A Successful Student:
Want to be the best you can be? Dis-
cover ways to become a great student
and areas to consider for entrance into
Graduate School or your career goal.
If you are interested in this workshop,
please call the Center for Counseling
and Student Development at 328-6661
or join us on January 18, at 3:30pm.
ACADEMIC MOTIVATION: Did the
holidays damper your motivation for
schoolLearn effective ways to stay
"on the ball The Center for Counsel-
ing and Student Development is offer-
ing the following workshop on Janu-
ary 19. 11:00. If you are interested in
this workshop, please contact the Cen-
ter at 328-6661.
MARRIAGE RETREAT 2000. Pastor
James & Delores Corbett of Commun-
ity Christian Church invites you to join
them Thursday. February 10- Saturday.
February 12. For more information and
cost write or call Community Christian
Church. James D. Corbett. Pastor;
1104 North Memorial Dr Greenville.
NC 27834. (252) 752-LOVE(5683).
CRYSTAL RIVER Manatee expert
ence. Jan. 28-30. Come snorkel with
this lovable but endangered species
and enjoy a weekend in Florida. Cost
is145mem-$ 165non-mem. Regis-
tration Deadline is Jan. 17. 5pm. For
more information call 328-6387.
RECEPTIONIST WANTED for small
law firm of 4 attorneys: full-time or
part-time. If interested, please call 758-
4257 or fax resume to 758-9282.
TAI CHI Jan. 25-March 9. Tues.
Thurs. 12:05pm-12:50pm. Experience
the art of maintaining the body and
mind, relaxation and self-defense. Reg.
is Jan. 10-28. For more information call
328-6387.
THE JACKIE Robinson Baseball
League needs head aniJ assistant
coaches for its baseball league. Prac-
tices begin in April, season starts in
June. The league has eight teams for
ages 9-12.
BABYSITTERS NEEDED for Com-
munity Bible study. Tuesdays andor
Thursdays 9-11:30 AM. starting Spring
semester. Call 756-9394.
CLOSE TO campus! One bedroom
avail, in 3 bedroom house. Have your
own 12 bath. 403 Biltmore. Avail Feb.
1 $250month. Call Cliff 551-3769.
ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 2
bedroom apt Cypress Gardens 225
12 utilities. Call Holly at 752-9663.
ROOMMATE WANTED to share new-
ly renovated 3 bedroom duplex. Eve-
rything is new. Includes new applianc-
es. 4 car port, washer and dryer, all
for only $275mo. Call 321-6446(d)
329-O709(n).
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.
Deposit175. rent $315 for everything
excluding long distance calls. Call 746-
6998 ask for Paul.
HELP WANTED
Digital Library Center
Hours: 7:30am - 9:30 am.
MonSat. $5.15hour
10pm-2am SunThurs.
$6.16hour
Applications accepted in
Administration,
Room 2400, 2nd floor,
Joyner Library
PART-TIME Positions perfect for col-
lege students 2-way radios allow un-
paralleled freedom when not deliver-
ing (study, hang out with your friends
or just watch TV). Reliable transporta-
tion imperative. Knowledge of Green-
ville advantageous. Contact Restaurant
Runners, 756-5527 or www.restauran-
trunners.com. Average pay $8 to $15
per hour.
BABYSITTER NEEDED TO come into
my home all day on Thursdays to care
for my 3 year old. Call 355-7875. No
morning classes, please.
BROWSE ICFCOMwTn 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.
HELP WANTED
Cook or Assistant Cook
Luptons Seafood Restaurant
14th & Greenville Blvd.
752-4174
FARMVILLE DAYCARE has 2 part-
time positions available: toddler teach-
er & afterschool teacher (approx. 1-
6p.m.). Must have experience or be in
CDFR, early childhood or related field.
Call 753-4866 between 10a.m. &
6p.m.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO Amber
James, our District Director and Alum-
nae on your engagement. Love the
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
BASKETBALL PREVIEW reg. meet-
ing and intramural sports captain's cer-
tification for those who are interested
in playing intramural basketball. Men.
women and coed leagues are avail-
able. The meeting will be held Jan.
18. 5pm at MSC 244 If you have ques-
tions or would like more information
call 328-6387.
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ITS COLD outside come in from the
cold and catch the latest heat wave �
Airwaves. The new ECU Media Socie-
ty will hold its first meeting on Janu-
ary 18th at 1:43 p.m. We'll tackle the
dreaded topic of building your resume
tape. Speakers will include local news
media professionals. Check out our fly-
ers in Joyner East for more info.
CHOOSING A major and a career:
This workshop is designed to help you
explore your interests, values, and abil-
ities to find out possible career and
major choices. You will learn effec-
tive tools in the greatest hunt of you
life. Contact the Center for Counsel-
ing and Student Development at 328-
6661 for more details. This workshop
meets every Thursday from 3:30-5.
Job SiST
You're in the right place?
THE DEPARTMENT of Communica-
tion Sciences and Disorders wilt "be
providing the speech, language' and
hearing screening for students who are
fulfilling requirements for admission to!
Upper Division the following dates
College of Arts and Sciences. General;
College and School of Art. Health and
Human Performance. Human Environ-
mental Sciences, and Music will be!
held Monday. January 24. 2000 or
Tuesday January 25, 2000. School of
Education screenings will be Wednes-r
day, January 26. 2000 or Tuesday, Fe-
bruary 1, 2000 from 5:15 - 6:15 pm.
These are the only screening dates for
the Spring semester. The screening-
will be conducted in the ECU Speech
and Hearing Clinic. Belk Annex 1,
School of Allied Health Sciences. Sign
in begins at 5:00pm. Please call 328-J
4405 for more information.
TRY YOGA! Treat yourself to the re-
laxation you deserve. Cost is $16
mem-$25non-mem. Yoga beginner
Jan.26-March 2. Wed. 4pm-5:15 or
Thurs. 5:30pm-6:45. Reg. Jan. 10-26
Yoga intermediate Jan. 25-Feb. 29
Tues. 5:30-6:45. Reg. Jan. 10-24. Vbga.
Advanced Jan. 24- Feb. 28, Mori. 4-
5:15. Reg. Jan. 10-21. Power Yoga Jan.
25-Feb.10. Tues 6 Thurs. 4-5:15. Reg.
Jan. 10-24. For more information call
328-6387.
Why wait tables?
You can't learn much besides how cheap
and unappreciative people tend to be.
We're looking for production workers
who can learn real-life computer and
graphics skills that translate into real ex-
perience that employers are looking for in
their employees.
join us for the experience of a lifetime.
Come by our office or call 328-6S66.
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The East Carolinian, January 18, 2000
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