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NEWS BRIEFS
Baseball
The Pirates will play George Washing-
ton University at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb.
18 at Harrington Field. The team will also
play George Washington University at 1
p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19 at Harrington
Field. The series will continue with George
Washington at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20
at Harrington Field.
Book sale
The Friends of Sheppard Library will
conduct its annual book sale Feb. 18 at
ECU'S Willis Building (1st and Reade
Streets) through Sunday. The hours are
Friday 9 a.m 8 p.m Saturday 9 a.m 6
p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Smoking cessation classes
There will be training classes for in-
structors from 5 p.m8 p.m. on Thursday,
Feb. 17 in the Counseling Center on the
. 2nd Floor of the Wright Building. Call Dr.
Straub for additional information.
Performance
The Readers Theater will perform "The
Doctors of Hoyland" by Sir Arthur Conan
Doyle at 12:30 p.m on Friday, Feb. 18 in
the Elm Room of PCMH. The performance
will examine what occurs when a new phy-
sician opens a practice in a small town.
Lecture
Anne Curry of the University of Read-
ing, England will give a lecture titled 'The
Female Experience of War in the Fifteenth
Century' at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 21 in
Room 1026 GCB. This lecture is part of a
series sponsored by the Medieval and Re-
naissance Studies Program and the De-
partment of History.
Forum
An open forum on end-of-life issues will
take place 7 p.m9 p.m. on Thursday,
Feb. 17 in the Brady Medical Sciences
Building with a panel of experts consisting
of health care professionals and attorneys.
The event is sponsored by the League of
Women Voters, the Pitt County Council on
Aging, the ECU Department of Medical
Humanities, The Bioethics Center and the
N.C. End-of-Life Care Coalition.
Concert
The Cassatt String Quartet, that fea-
tures Ara Gregorian on violin and Paul
Tardif on piano, will perform at 8 p.m. on
Saturday, Feb. 19 in the Recital Hall of the
School of Music. The program is free.
Auditions
The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival
will hold auditions to find cast members for
next summer's production of "The Winter's
Tale" in New Bern. The auditions will be
held on Sunday, Feb. 20 in Room 206 of
the Messick (Theatre Arts) Building. The
Carolinian Shakespeare Festival is a pro-
fessional, non-profit theater project that re-
ceives grants from the North Carolina Arts
Council. Contact: Rhonda King, 732-563-
1516.
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Clement resident victim of attempted rape
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Suspect questioned,
not arrested
Angela Harne
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
A female resident of Clement
Hall was the victim of an at-
tempted rape early last Friday in
her fourth floor dorm room.
According to Frank Knight,
patrol captain of the ECU Police
Department, another resident on
the floor was concerned and
called the police.
The suspect fled before the
police arrived, but was caught
shortly after.
"He was a non-student in his
early 20s Knight said. "We have
not arrested him at the present
time because the investigation is
still being processed. He has been
very cooperative in the whole
matter
Knight said he believes the
victim and suspect knew each
other casually.
The victim was taken to Pitt
County Memorial Hospital,
where a rape kit was adminis-
tered. The evidence was sent to
Raleigh and will take one to two
weeks to be processed.
Manny Amaro, director of
University Housing Services, said
the victim is physically fine and
still on campus.
"This is a rare occurrence
Amaro said. "We can't classify it
as rape until the investigation is
closed
Amaro said students need to
be aware of their surroundings.
"We always caution students
to play it safe Amaro said.
The victim's resident adviser
(RA) was unable to comment due
to confidentiality standards.
According to the ECU police
report, alcohol was involved in
the incident, but no physical
injuries were reported.
This writer can be contacted at
aharne@studentmedia.ecu.edu
"rrT" lupiayit sare Amaro said.
Free newspapers distributed in residence halls
Housing program
deemed successful
Terra Steinbeiser
NEWS EDITOR
In an effort to encourage
readership and stress the value of
staying informed, University
Housing Services (UHS) has ex-
panded a program that provides
free newspapers to campus resi-
dence halls.
Manny Amaro, director of
UHS, said the program was
started to enhance the learning
environment in the residence
halls and to help students de-
velop a habit of reading a daily
paper to stay informed. The pro-
gram was piloted last semester in
the five dorms on West Campus
to determine student interest.
Several months into the pro-
gram, UI IS conducted a poll to
gauge exactly how many stu-
dents were picking up and read-
ing the papers.
"We got excellent feedback
from the students Amaro said.
As a result, the program has
been expanded; USA Today and
The Daily Reflector are now'avail-
able, free of charge, to students
in all 14 residence halls.
UHS pays for the newspapers
based on how many are taken
from the stands.
"It will cost about $40,000 to
put papers in all the dorms for
one year, but that's for over 5,000
students Amaro said. "That's
very cheap
Since the expansion of the
program, student response has
continued to be favorable.
"I really think that this is one
of the best things the university
has done for the students said
sophomore Will Rithuta. "I
would never just buy a paper, but
I pick one up and read most of it
almost every day now
Freshmen B Nng, Joanie Cell, Andrea Scandanalo and Jenn Phelps look over issues of USA Today ovided by UHS
Freshman Jackie llardes
agreed.
"It's very convenient since
they're right there in the lobby
llardes said. "Plus, it's easier to
stay informed with a newspaper.
I'm hardly ever in my room
when the news is on, but I can
read a paper whenever 1 have
time
The free newspapers are only
available in the residence halls,
and Ul IS has no plans to expand
the program to other places on
campus such as eateries or the li-
brary.
The newspapers that are sold
at the Wright Place and other
campus locations donate a per-
centage of their profits to schol-
arship programs, so offering free
papers at these places would hurt
scholarship funding.
Amaro said he is pleased with
the outcome of the program at
this time. "So far, we're exceed-
ing the number of papers that we
had projected, so that's very
good Amaro said.
This writer can be contacted at
news@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
Forum features
Vietnam veterans
NCHC grants
$6,400 for project
Maura Buck
STAFF WRITER
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encourage students to participate in the blood drive, (photo by Terra Steinbeiser)
The ECU English depart-
ment and Veterans' Outreach
Center in Greenville have
teamed up to present a series
of public forums highlighting
the experiences of Vietnam
Veterans from eastern North
Carolina.
The English department
was awarded a $6400 grant by
the North Carolina Humani-
ties Council (NCHC) to sup-
port the project, "Breaking
the Silence: The Unspoken
Brotherhood of Vietnam Vet-
erans
"This is the first time that
the local vets will be able to
share their experiences and
memories publicly said
Team Leader Harold
McMillion, who works at the
Veteran's Outreach Center.
The public forum, which
will be followed by a public
question and answer session,
will take place at 6:30 p.m. on
Feb. 29 at the Willis Building,
which is located at the corner
of 1st and Reade streets. This
forum is the first in a series of
monthly forums about the
experiences of Vietnam Vets
that will begin in Greenville
and travel to different cities
in eastern North Carolina.
The finale of the project will
be a symposium scheduled
for Veteran's Day, Nov. 11,
1
2000.
Sharon D. Raynor of the
English department and
project director for the grant,
admits that at first she had a
vested interest.
"(My father is a vet and
so when 1 started to mention
the project to other profes-
sors, 1 found that it sparked
many of their interests as
well Raynor said.
The forum aims to fore-
close the experiences and per-
sonal information that the
vets have to offer to their
community in describing the
service that they provided to
the country. McMillion said
he feels the forum is a great
opportunity to break the si-
lence that some have held for
so long and allow us into their
lives to embrace their plight
as Vietnam Veterans.
"We all have fathers or
uncles or brothers who have
served and, in many cases, we
don't understand their expe-
rience Raynor said. "It is the
only opportunity we have to
become educated in the mat-
ter
The NCHC makes grants
to non-profit organizations
for humanities programs in
the areas of literature, history
and language. Subsequently,
the group Is made up of vol-
unteer citizens who meet
three times a year and review
various requests by non-profit
organizations and institu-
tions.
This writer can be contacted at
mbuck@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
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Parking questions brought to light scene
Parking, Traffic and Transit
rely on student representatives
Carolyn Herold
STAFF WRITER
With the loss of parking due to the recent construc-
tion on campus, questions have arisen about how Park-
ing and Traffic Services and Student Transit operate.
According to the parking and transportation mis-
sion statement, they are "committed to the safe, ben-
eficial and efficient management of all university park-
ing facilities
The Transit Department was started over 30 years
ago by students who saw the need for accessible trans-
portation around campus, from campus to various
shopping centers and to and from school from their
off-campus homes.
Scott Alford, the transit advisor, said the transit sys-
tem we have here at ECU is very unique. "It is 100
percent student run Alford said. "Students make the
day-to-day decisions. They pay for the buses and es-
sentially they own them
Though parking and transportation are available,
students said routes and spaces are not conveniently
accessibleThere's not enough parking on the side
streets off Fifth Street for students said senior Kyle
Warren. "Not even close to enough
Senior Stephanie Costa said money is being thrown
awayI think they Parking and Transportation suck
Costa said. "They're getting richer every day. I wish I
had that kind of money to throw around
Students can get involved in either organization by
talking to members of their student advisory board.
Parking and Traffic Services has student representa-
tives, and seven of Transit's 11 members are currently
enrolled in school. They welcome all types of feedback
from the students.
Parking on campus is funded, by law, by the vari-
ous parking permit fees and parking fines. They get no
Parking tickets are not an uncommon occurance on campus
to construction, (photo by Patrick Raulet)
appropriations or state money. Ninety percent of stu-
dent transit is funded by student transportation fees,
which students pay at the beginning of the school year
with their tuition. Student Transit also generates addi-
tional revenue by running a charter service for univer-
sity trips. The faculty and student shuttles are funded
with money from both departments.
Complaints concerning parking and transportation
can be filed at their office in Tenth Street between the
ACROSS OTHER CAMPUSES
Wake Forest University�Ap-
proximately 800 students at Wake
Forest University can consider
themselves mobile, thanks to the
new no-dongle freedom of the wire-
less ethernet pilot program.
Launched Jan. 28, students vol-
unteered to try out new wireless
ethernet cards, allowing them to use
the Internet cord-free from a vari-
ety of locations on campus. The 140
wall-mounted transmitterreceiver
units are located throughout cam-
pus, namely in the Benson Univer-
sity Center, the Z. Smith Reynolds
Library, Reynolda Hall, the main
and Magnolia Quads, Polo Resi-
dence Hall and the Information Sys-
tems Food Court.
According to Jay Dominick, the
assistant vice president of Informa-
tion Systems, "The students who've
gotten it working are using it; the
feedback's been extremely positive
The major complaints with the
trial program are that the signal is
not accessible to all residence halls;
only some rooms directly adjacent
to the main Quad have wireless ca-
pability. Additionally, there have
been some installation difficulties.
"There is a specific set of proce-
dures necessary to get the drivers to
work. People generally make the
sme mistake over and over
Dominick said. He explained the
ethernet card has to come out of the
machine for installation, and the
user must first be logged onto the
network.
I "It's a little different than hitting
'Next' until you get to 'Finish some
people don't realize that senior
Ahgie Roles, a resident technology
adviser, said.
More serious problems have in-
cluded someone accidentally break-
ing their card's antenna extension
in a bookbag; others have experi-
enced computers freezing up once
the wireless card has been installed.
"I have yet to make my wireless
work junior Jacob Kline said. "My
computer won't turn on unless it's
hooked up to the Internet
In spite of such glitches,
Dominick remains enthusiastic
about the program. "I really, really,
really would like to see us continue
the program he said. "What we
haven't seen so far is students us-
ing their computers outside their
rooms. We want to make sure the
computers are as valuable to the stu-
dents as possible; if they're more
valuable because students can take
them to a different place and use
them more, then we're being suc-
cessful
This success relies upon the in-
put received from students in a Web
survey at the end of the trial period,
scheduled for March 28. Then the
service will be available to all stu-
dents for a rental fee, with program
participants eligible for a discount.
Dominick said that the new pro-
gram has been thoroughly tested
and does not interfere with
ThinkPad hard drives.
Dominick predicts the program
will continue to be rental for at least
another year.
Northern Illinois University�
When Connie Rivera received a call
at 9:52 a.m. telling her "there's a
bomb in the building" at
Kishwaukee College, she knew ex-
actly what to do.
The long-time switch board op-
erator knew as soon as she heard the
male voice utter the phrase all
school administrators fear, she was
the first in a chain-reaction proce-
dure the college uses when it re-
ceives a bomb scare. She ran from
the office in a panic to notify the
administration that they needed to
activate safety procedures.
The school has experienced
bomb threats since the early 1990s,
so both Rivera and Kishwaukee Col-
lege President Norm Jenkins knew
what to do in order to evacuate the
school and contact police. The
school was closed and checked from
about 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when the
police search ended.
"I was a little frightened at the
time Rivera said. "To my knowl-
edge, we haven't had a bomb
threat in some years
The DeKalb Police Department
is contracted as security at
Kishwaukee College, so as soon as
the threat came through the switch
board, a sheriff was on-hand to in-
vestigate the situation. Sheriff Roger
Scott, of the DeKalb County Sheriff's
Office, said there are no definite
leads on the suspect at this time, but
the investigation is ongoing. When
the suspect is caught, the college
plans to reprimand the culprit.
"We will prosecute to the full
extent of the law Jenkins said, cit-
ing the perpetrator of Kishwaukee's
first post-Columbine bomb threat.
While the police may have been
instrumental in sweeping the cam-
pus for an alleged bomb, they had
nothing to do with the actual evacu-
ation. Kishwaukee administrators
handled the evacuation, Scott said.
The police and college staff worked
together to preserve the safety of all
who were inside the school at the
time of the threat.
"In DeKalb County, -there have
been about four or five threats simi-
lar to the one at Kishwaukee in the
past two years Scott said. "We're
never too careful when it comes to
threats of this nature. We take ev-
ery precaution necessary to preserve
the safety of the students and staff
DeKalb police called Kane
County's police unit, who brought
in canine dogs specially trained in
sniffing out explosive devices. After
the dogs had swept through the
building, the college re-opened and
resumed classes at 4 p.m.
"The combined efforts of the
dogs, staff at the college and the
police ensured a thorough search of
the building Scott said.
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Dave Santa Ana, director of Parking and Traffic Ser-
vices was unable to be contacted.
This writer can be contacted at
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Feb. 14
Harassing Phone CathA staff member re-
ported that she received a voice mail message with
sexual contents by an unknown female.
Simple Assault�A student In Aycock Hall was
served a criminal summons for simple assault in
regards to an incident occurring downtown. The
student was also issued a Campus Appearance
Ticket for the offense.
Feb. IS
Threateningletter�A student was issued a CAT
for writing a threatening letter to a professor on
Feb. 1,2000.
Miscellaneous Caff�A student in Aycock Hall
reported that she received four notesin her mail-
box addressed "From your secret admirer The
notes were not threatening in nature.
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extinguisher had been discharged on the WiU-
iarns Arena basketball court. During officers' in-
vestigation, it was found that six fire extinguish- '
ers were found missing.
larceny�A staff member reported that a bank
deposit was stolen from the safe in the kitchen
area of the Spot in Mendenha Possible suspects
were identified.
Feb. 16
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reported that he had received several calls in
which he could only make out static sounds. The
student had similar problems earlier in the year.
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'Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire' aired
PITTSBURGH (AP)-A former
Pittsburgh-area comic is the money
man Fox planned to marry off Tues-
day on "Who Wants to Marry a
Multi-millionaire
The two-hour special taped in
Las Vegas last week was to feature
the marriage of Rick Rockwell, who
got his start doing stand-up comedy
in Pittsburgh clubs, the Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review reported.
The show was scheduled to air
at 8 p.m.
Rockwell and his bride were on
their honeymoon and unavailable
for comment. Messages left for Fox
publicists were not returned.
Fox mounted a national search
for women willing to many a multi-
millionaire beginning in December,
asking prospective brides to submit
videotaped biographies.
The audition tapes were culled
for the top-50 women, who went to
Las Vegas to compete for the multi-
millionaire's hand. The newspaper
said it was unclear whether
Rockwell was the show's only
groom.
Rockwell, formerly Richard
Balkey of the Pittsburgh suburb of
Aspinwall, is a Penn State Univer-
sity graduate with a degree in health
and physical education.
After working the club circuit
around Pittsburgh, Rockwell toured
nationally and formed a production
company.
He is represented by Speak Inc.
of San Diego, which released a bi-
ography saying that Rockwell earns
about $7,500 per speech to speak at
corporate gatherings on using hu-
mor to communicate effectively.
His father was a contractor and
his mother owns a Pittsburgh-area
bakery. The Nutcracker Sweet.
Reached at the Torrance, Calif
home of another son. Perry Balkey,
Joanne Balkey declined comment
on Rockwell's reported marriage.
Windows 2000 includes
63,000 possible defects
SAN JOSE, California (AP)�Microsoft Corp. may
be gearing up for the launch of its Windows 2000
operating system, but the message for the average
consumer is "Don't try this at home
Windows 2000, a family of products that succeeds
Windows NT version 4.0, is aimed at corporate users
who need the upgrade for the complex tasks large
computers need to power Web sites and databases.
But the company says Windows 2000 scheduled
to be released Thursday in San Francisco is no substi-
tute for the Windows Millennium Edition, which is
targeted for home machines.
Users of test versions of Windows 2000 say it's a
nightmare when trying to work with the various com-
ponents now being shipped for use with the average
home computer, including games, digital cameras,
some antivirus programs and e-mailing programs.
"We've really been trying to get the message out
that Windows 2000 is for business use and Windows
Millennium Is for most home users said Keith
White, marketing director for Windows products.
Windows 2000 also could prove a challenge to
even the most technologically savvy, according to
trade publication Smart Reseller that recently cited
4n internal Microsoft memo acknowledging the soft-
ware contains 63,000 possible defects.
: "Our customers do not want us to sell them prod-
ucts with over 63,000 potential known defects said
�5ne of Microsoft's Windows development leaders,
marc Eucovsky, in the memo. "How many of you
.would spend $500 on a piece of software with over
63,000 potential known defects?"
A Microsoft spokesman declined comment to The
�Associated Press.
� While most software typically contains bugs,
Microsoft has developed a reputation of having no-
Wriously temperamental software that can lock up
jand cause the dreaded reboot.
J Analysts say the consumer Windows Millennium,
dubbed "Windows Me" by Microsoft insiders, isn't
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likely to be problem-free. But they say the product
due sometime this summer is a logical extension of
Windows 98 and its predecessor Windows 95, which
are the world's most popular software programs.
"Windows Millennium, that's just a natural pro-
gression in the services they're providing said Bank
of America Securities analyst Paul Dravis. "It's really
going to be the last of the offerings where they're
going down two different paths
Microsoft acknowledges Window Me is a stop-
gap product, but White said it will help meet con-
sumers' needs until the Redmond, Washbased com-
pany moves a product in 2001 code-named "Whis-
tler" that would pare down some of the estimated
t 35 million lines of code in Windows 2000 but offer
-some of the core benefits. Whistler would make the
system less prone to crashes and offer encryption
security, along with other undisclosed features.
Included in Windows Me will be software for
making digital movies on the computer and trans-
mitting them over the Internet, similar to that cur-
rently being offered by Apple Computer's latest iMac
operating system. The updated Windows also will
allow people to download music easier, network two
or more computers and better navigate the Internet,
White said.
"For those people who want to move forward
with what they can do with their computer, Millen-
nium is going to be a great step for them he said.
Still, Windows 2000 might be a good bet for
laptop users who want to bring work home with
them.
The new operating system has power-manage-
ment features that, combined with new computer
chips unveiled last month by Intel Corp. and
Transmeta, could significantly reduce battery drain
and help avoid the lengthy reboot period. Windows
2000 also includes encryption software that can
make a laptop virtually useless if stolen.
Discovery Communications
opens new headquarters
, SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP)�Dis-
covery Communication's new head-
quarters will feature a 350-foot steel
tower capped by a spherical corpo-
rate symbol, according to plans filed
with Montgomery County officials.
If built, the tower would be the
tallest structure in Silver Spring,
marking the center of Discovery's
global operations and the heart of
the downtown area, said Dom
Fioravanti, the company executive
overseeing the media giant's move
from Bethesda.
Designed by the SmithGroup,
the firm that designed MCI Center
and the National Postal Museum,
the $150 million L-shaped complex
would have a six-story wing and a
nine-story wing.
The tower, without an observa-
tion deck, would rise from the end
of the six-story wing.
About 1,600 employees will
work at the headquarters, oversee-
ing the operation of 12 channels in
the United States, including the Dis-
covery Channel, the Learning
Channel and Animal Planet. Those
employees now work in six leased
facilities in downtown Bethesda.
Clare House offers home,
love to those with HIVAIDS
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP)�Sister Dorothy
Hennessey is "part Mom and part maid" to the men
and the occasional woman who spend time at Clare
House, a community house for people diagnosed with
HIV or AIDS.
The diminutive Dubuque Franciscan nun talks with
the residents, visits them when they are hospitalized,
mediates disagreements, helps them connect with
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But mostly she listens to them.
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OPINION COLUMN
Realistic parking woes
Chris Sachs
OPINION COLUMNIST
OPINION COLUMN
Your Pat Buchanan update
Mark Larado
POLITICAL COLUMNIST
As you may already all know, Pat Buchanan,
or Chico to most of his friends, can not go a
week without drawing criticism from the majority of
Americans or a cheer from the one white guy who'll
vote for him. This week at a fund-raising party of 45
(put your own joke here), Pat Buchanan expressed his
opinions about Jorg Haider, the new prime minister
of Austria.
Jorg Haider is the head of the Nationalist Freedom
Party and he reportedly praised the work of the Waffen
SS, the former Nazi party that lead Austria in the 1940s.
Also, in his campaign, Haider wants to resurrect the
Nazi way of an "orderly employment policy In re-
taliation to his presidency, the European Union (EU)
has suspended all ties with countries like Israel and
even the US has pulled their diplomats.
"I think the EU should accept the decision of the
people of Austria and move on Buchanan said at
the party. "But it is an indication that any candidate
of the right can draw criticism. I do not see any threat
to Europe or the world or anywhere from Mr. Haider
or the coalition government sitting in Vienna
Notice that Buchanan's statement did not men-
tion that there may be a threat against the individual
lives that live in Austria now. Even though Austria's
power in the world now is comparable to the "ass end"
of Bangladesh, doesn't mean we should turn our backs
when a pro-Nazi government takes over. They're
people, just like us. No person in this world should
live with discrimination, and Haider's new government
has all the makings of that.
This statement is not new to Pat. A few years ear-
lier he published the book, "A Republic, Not an Em-
pire in which he argued that Hitler's Third Reich
posed no threat to the US after 1940. Of course Hitler's
Third Reich had no threat to people like him, he's a
white Christian male.
This is my whole point about my columns. I
know I make fun of politics a lot. In fact I'm just
like everyone else, I HATE POLITICS. But when it
comes to instances when people are robbed of
their freedoms and their beliefs all because they
didn't vote, then I'm upset. So you've got to vote, even '
if it's for the Free Pony and Ice Cream Party, because
it'll be your choice and not your fault.
This writer can be contacted at
mlarado@studentmedio. ecu. edu.
As I continue last week's column in which I wrote
about faculty getting dibs on the campus parking
spaces, I write this article with a big smile on my
face. I am smiling because this is the last article I am
going to write about this tired and old subject. I am
so sick and tired of hearing about parking problems,
and I can't take anymore. So here is the final seg-
ment of my two-part gripe session about packing
Read it slowly. 6
"Where is the parking deck?" everyone asks. "We
need a parking deck people scream. Look kids, it is
not as simple as it seems. One: Where do you think
the money comes from to build a parking deck?
Should we sell cookies? Have a car wash? We are a
state school people, the funds have to come from an
approved fund that is provided byhe state. It is not
going to happen unless �ve finance it ourselves. Good
luck,
But there is a way around all that. The school
is allowed to form a new budget when building
a new building and part of that budget can be
used for parking�as in a parking deck.
Take for example the new chemistry build-
ing we will have in about 10 years. Now its bud-
get could have been expanded to include a park-
ing deck, but it was not. Why? Who knows; prob-
ably too much money, but with ail the renova-
tions and construction that will be taking place
in the future, the school should increase the
budgets to take into account parking.
We all have to remember: For every new
building we put up, that is the less space we
will have for parking.
And we should all look to the future when it
comes to having a parking deck. Where should
we put it? Wherever we put it, people will com-
plain. How much will the fees be? Whatever they
are. people will complain. Who gets to park in
it? Whoever does, people will complain about
it. Even as we build one we have to use campus
space to build it and that means the loss of hun-
dreds of spaces for a year or more. So here will
come the complaints. It is a no-win situation.
The school says that student enrollment will in-
crease a billion-fold over the next 10 years and that we
have to take into account the masses of students that
will rush here. Well, the fortune tellers who came up
with that idea can predict the future as wellas getting
a Chinese fortune cookie that reads, "You will soon be
done with dinner I don't buy it.
The upper administration is trying to take into ac-
count this proposed surge in student population and
make present day decisions about it. Not the wisest
move to make. Even if the ideas are implemented, they
are only a temporary solution.
As I have said in previous articles, we need to ex-
pand this campus. We need to buy land across Tar River
and downtown and expand, not continue placing
buildings in between buildings and chopping the few
acres we have left into thin slices. There is lots of land
around us. Let's use it.
Look, we all want to park on campus, but this is
not Duke. We don't have the money flowing out the
yingus like they do. We are a cash poor state school
and we have to deal with what the state gives us.
We are doing well and we will continue to do so,
but we need to be taken seriously as a school. We can't
have professors getting shuttled in like kids going to
summer camp. They need to be able to come and go as
they please so they can do good work and get this
school known.
Notoriety is what gives us money and pres-
tige. We need to quit taking parking spaces from
professors and giving them to lazy students that
don't want to walk on a cold morning. Suck it up
people. You're young and you can take it. Stop
complaining and just walk.
It will be a nice change for you to leave your
fast-paced lifestyle for a few minutes a day and
slow down. Hey, as the trend shows, most school
classes will be going on the Internet over the next
decade or so, so you may not have to leave the
house at all anymore. But until that time, park
somewhere else and stop complaining.
This writer can be contacted at
csachs@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
OPINION COLUMN
Can't buy me love
- OPINION COLUMN
Call me Richie-Rich, just give me a few years
J
Emily Little
FOUNTAINHEAD EDITOR
Tuesday night a multi-millionaire auditioned 50
women he'd never met for the part of his wife. He
asked them questions and watched them parade
around in wedding dresses until he made his choice,
and they got married right there on the spot. Not only
did he have a healthy bank account, but he wasn't
ugly and he seemed nice. For that matter, so did most
of the women.
This has got to be the most depressing thing
ever shown on network television. Here we are,
in and out of relationships, watching our friends
get married while we stay single. And here's this 40-
something guy�handsome, rich and classy�and he
can't find a woman anywhere. What's mote disturb-
ing is the slew of women who lined up to take advan-
tage of this opportunity.
Come on. It can't possibly be that bad out there. If
it is, most of us might as well give up now because
we'll never be able to buy a spouse like this guy.
And that is exactly what he's doing. The only thing
these women knew about the man was that he had
millions of dollars; they never saw his face until he
chose a bride, they never had a chance to ask him the
questions they had to answer, and they were fine with
that. He was resigned to the idea that his wife was only
marrying him for money.
They made promises to each other�we'll have lots
of fun, we'll be great friends�lots of promises they can
not possibly know if they can keep. If these two people
couldn't find love on theoutside, how can they possi-
bly guarantee it on a nonrefundable basis?
It's just sad. Sad, sad, sad. All these people have given
up and'acknowledged that they could never find love,
so they might as well be comfortable in their lonely
little lives. And whatever his millions aren't buying him,
he thinks some girl he doesn't know can provide.
All this leaves one question: would you do it?
No matter how depressed you are about rela-
tionships, how many you've been through or how
badly they've ended, it is not that bad. It can't be
that bad. We should all refuse to believe it.
Tuesday night Fox celebrated the fake love of
two people who had given up hope. Well, an empty
congratulations to them. Let's all take wagers on
how long it lasts. What do you think�can money
that won't buy happiness for one person make
the payments for two?
This writer can be contacted at
fountainhead@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
Steve Kleinschmit
OPINION COLUMNIST
Here comes the next Warren Buffett. Not quite,
but I'm trying: After years of wondering why my
grandfather would pick up the Wall Street Journal ev-
ery day with his usual cup of coffee, I have decided to
try my hand at the stock market.
You would be surprised how much money you
can save over a semester by not going to
Greenville's expensive, smelly and crowded bars.
I guess as students become older, we start be-
coming more responsible with our money. Sud-
denly the idea of frittering away your hard earned cash
seems a lot less fun than it was two or three years ago.
I guess it all starts with ambition. And I make no
qualms about my intentions. I want to be rich: filthy,
nasty, stinking rich. I want a Land Rover, a beach house
in Hatteras, a winter house in Fort Lauderdale-maybe
even a yacht.
Having grown up in a quiet little redneck town
in western North Carolina, I have seen the face
of poverty. People who work 50 hours a week
and still live below the poverty level. People who
shop at Goodwill and second-hand stores. Not me.
I firmly believe that with good financial planning
and a little patience, anyone with a college degree has
the capacity to be rich. The whole reason most people
come to college is to make more money. If anyone is
here against their will, and think that they can make
more money without a college education, come talk to
me, and I'll slap some sense in ya.
A lot of us come from middle-class families, lived
in average neighborhoods, went to average schools and
will live average lives. Not me, 1 plan to break from the
mediocrity of suburbia. With the advice of a book given
to me by an ex-stock broker, as well as the knowledge
� of several of my fraternity brothers on the subject, I
think I can actually make this thing work.
And if I can do it, I bet you can too. It all comes
down to your priorities. Do you want to see your
money grow or would you rather blow it all on a
set of ridiculous looking rims for your car? Your
choice.
Now don't get me wrong, money isn't every-
thing. But it is important. I always wanted to go
to Duke, and have all the perks of a Duke educa-
tion. Well, my parents couldn't afford it. I want to make
sure that someday my children will not be denied a
world-class education because I cannot afford it.
This writer can be contacted at
skleinschmit@studentmedia.ecu.edu.





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Thursday, Feb 17, 2000
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FEATURESBRIEFS
Personality in the stars:
zodiac signs
Aries (March 21-April 20)
As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries is the explorer and
the investigator. These natural bom leaders have a great
talent for trying new things, capable of climbing great
heights and are usually full of optimism and self confidence.
They do, however, have the tendency of becoming aggres-
sive and although they take on many projects, Arians tend
to leave many undone in order to start another one. Their
ideal mates in the zodiac are Leo, Sagittarius and Pisces.
Taurus (April 21-May 21)
People bom under this sign are the prime example of
practicality. Anyone can depend on you, and your never say
die attitude will get you through many situations. You tend to
be very good with your finances. A Taurus tends to be very
stable, but your feathers will get ruffled if you experience
change in your routine. A stubborn streak runs right through
you, so whenever you have your mind set, there really is no
changing it. A Taurus' ideal mate could be a Virgo, Capri-
corn or a Pisces.
Gemini (May 22-June 21)
Twins is the best word used to describe a person bom
under this sign. You are quick-minded, very versatile and
your verbal skills will get you out (and into) many situations.
But, a Gemini's attention span is very short and you can get
bored easily. Your direction can change at a drop of a hat.
Ideal mates would be Leo, Libra and Aquarius.
Cancer (June 22-July 22)
Cancer is well known for their ability to analyze and in-
vestigate. Your endearing qualities are sensitivity, concern
for others, sympathy and loads of intuition that keeps you
out of trouble. You tend to let your sensitivity make you
over-emotional in some cases, leading you into some melo-
dramatic moments.
Cancers get along best with Scorpio, Pisces and Tau-
rus.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
The lion is known to be quite the entertainer and loves
to be the center of all attention, which is okay by others
since you tend to be the life of the party. Leos tend to be
extravagant in all they do and are extremely generous. A
Leo's pitfall is their sensitive pride, which is usually worn on
hisher sleeve. Also, you have the tendency to spend
money, even when you don't have it. Leos are compatible
with Aries, Gemini and Sagittarius.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 23)
; Virgo, the virgin, is quite the organizer and teacher.
Virgos have the ability to be logical thinkers, motivated,
practical and know how to solve their own problems. With
all this in mind, you still can be a little to over-analytical,
never taking time to just relax and are generally too busy for
your own good. Make things happen with a Taurus, Capri-
corn or an Aries.
� Libra (Sept.r 24-Oct. 23)
� iLibras are the peace makers in the zodiac. Your level
headedness gives you the ability to look at a situation and
sum up all aspects of it in that first glance. You work great
as a mediator�as you like to make agreements that are fair
toiall parties. Libras can be closed minded at times. You
work well with Gemini, Aquarius and Aries.
! -Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)
Scorpios are the defenders, the lovers and the unyield-
ing sign of the zodiac. Those bom under this sign are quite
passionate individuals who are incredibly focused and will
not wander away from what they are doing. Sometimes
your passion can get a little extreme as you become very
possessive of those you care about. You can have a bad
temper at times and are second only to Taurus in being
stubborn. A match made in heaven can happen with a Tau-
rus, Pisces or a Cancer.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21)
Sagittarius is known as the challenger and the patriot.
Those bom under this sign are quite ambitious, tend to be
lucky and have an energy about them that is quite conta-
gious. Sometimes your confident attitude can borderline
egotistical, and you can be a little pushy at times. Sagit-
tarius is most compatible with Aries and Leo.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20)
You are "the rock" of the zodiac. You are always one
that a person can lean on and you are extremely under-
standing in the most trying of situations. Sometimes you
take things a little too seriously and some may say you
have no sense of humor.
Get together with a Taurus or a Virgo.
Donald Davis shares life's
adventures with students
Comedic storyteller tells true-to-life stories
Susan Wright
FEATURES EDITOR
"It was part of this whole intimi-
dation process said Donald Davis,
master storyteller. "Before you met
anyone, got to know their name,
their hometown, their occupation,
we knew their weight. They had to
weigh-everybody to make sure we
wouldn't squash a mule flat
A common situation with every-
day characters, but seen through the
eyes of Donald Davis it is a comedy
gone wrong.
On Feb. 11, Donald Davis
brought tales of his life to Greenville.
He only told two stories in the hour
he held the stage, but with every
word, the audience became more
and more involved in his life and his
stories. Davis comes from a family
of storytellers. Born in 1944 near
Waynesville, NC, his family told sto-
ries for entertainment.
"I grew up with family members
who did story telling Davis said.
"We had no television until 1 was
in the fifth grade, and my grandpar-
ents never had television or electric-
ity living in the mountains.
"I would spend time (at my
grandparents house, and whatever
we were doing all day long, my
grandmother was telling us about
Jonas, about Jack, about this and
that. The adults would sit on the
porch at night telling stories to each
other, and I just soaked it up
Cari Lovins, assistant to the di-
rector of library development, be-
lieves that the storytelling tradition
is more popular in the western area
of the state and mountainous re-
gions, such as that where Davis grew
up.
Donald Davis entertains his audience with his facial
expressions and gestures as well as his words (photos by
Garrett McMillan)
"Story telling is passed on
through generations and in a
mountainous community, it is a
tradition Lovins said. "That seems
to be the area where the tradition
has stayed
Pat McGee, head of the teach-
ing resource center, heard about
Donald Davis at a storytelling con-
ference in the Appalachian moun-
tains, said Lovins.
"He re-enacts the stories
McGee said. "He's amazing and
mesmerizing
Davis has traveled both nation-
ally and internationally with his
stories. He and his wife Merle are .
on the road about 360 day a year "
telling stories, according to Davis.
Every time that Donald Davis
tells a story, it is subtly different de-
pending on the audience.
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Contrary to popular commercial belief,
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a different part of the room won't make
her illness go away, but Feng Shui is a
valid option in trying to harmonize your life.
Feng Shui (pronounced FUNG SHWAY) is a Chi-
nese term meaning "Wind and Water" and is the Chi-
nese Art of Placement. It is the process of strategically
placing items in an environment in order to increase
the Ch'i (pronounced CHEE) that is present.
Ch'i is the vital energy found in all things, even
inanimate objects. The basic idea behind Feng Shui is
that when your home and or work environment is har-
monious, then you, in turn, will be happier, healthier
and more prosperous.
Feng Shui is built on three different principles: ev-
erything is alive, everything is connected and every-
thing is changing.
The first principle states that all things have the Ch'i.
It may seem that an inanimate object cannot contain
life energy, but Feng Shui enthusiasts disagree.
One person's junk is another person's treasure' is
a common saying that relates to the 'aliveness' your
thoughts and memories can.give to an object said
Terah Kathryn Collin, author of "The Western Guide
to Feng Shui "A joyful memory attached to the sim-
plest object can empower it with vital Ch'i that feeds
you every time you look at it
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Rooms-dsigned with
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such as no mirrors, are
said to have a more
calming aura, (photos
from the World Wide
Web)
this idea is the metaphor about a pebble in a pond.
"For instance, if the crowded, chaotic closet was
in your home, it could affect your punctualitywhich
could undermine your receiving a promotion at work,
which could produce financial stress, marital diffi-
culties and health disorders Collins said.
The last principle states that all things are chang-
ing. When this principle is forgotten you can begin
to lose control of your life and disorder takes over
harmony.
Feng Shui isn't just the placement of items in a
room, it also emphasizes the use of colors.
People choose to use different principles and lev-
els of Feng Shui to enhance their surroundings de-
pending on the type of results they desire.
Gretchen Brule, a Reiki practitioner, and Patti
Kilpatrick, a physical therapist, are two members of a
women's group in Goldsboro that have used the prin-
ciples of Feng Shui. Each focused on the placement
of objects in their rooms, but one of them took it a
step further.
Brule has only used the Feng Shui principles in
her bedroom, but says that the effects include better
sleep and a general ease and calmness in the morn-
ing.
"I'm very interested in keeping energy flowing
through my life in every aspect Brule said. "1 think
that you spend a great deal of time in your bedroom
and that.it would be very important to keep the en-
ergy as balanced as possible
Brule used numerous Feng Shui practices in her
room in order to increase the Ch'i.
"A couple of the things that I did was to put my
bed so that I was facing the door, took all the mirrors
out of the room, because the energy can bounce from
the mirror and become scattered. And, I have a crys-
tal hanging in my window which helps with the flow
of energy
Kilpatrick took her involvement with Feng Shui a
step further when she decided to incorporate the use
See FENG SHUI. page I
Culinary design
follows function
Kitchens more efficent for
fast-paced professionals
Nina M. Dry
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 19)
Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the zodiac and those
bom under this sign are known for their characteristics of
being a dreamer.writer and philosopher. You are the first to
go out and meet new people, and your sense of intuition is
quite sharp. Once you believe something, it's hard for any-
one to change your mind. Aquarians' best mate would be a
Gemini, a Libra or another Aquarius.
Pisces (Feb.20-March 20)
The last sign of the zodiac is the romantic and mystical
Pisces. You are one who will go on blind faith and are ex-
tremely compassionate. Sometimes your best traits can be
used against you when your compassion can become over-
emotional. You can be gullible at times. Pisces are most
compatible with Aries, Taurus and Scorpio.
Two options are available when it comes to din-
ing�"kicking it up a notch" in your own kitchen as
you whip up delicious cuisine or just going outorder-
ing in your dinner.
But in this day and age, time (and culinary talent)
limits all that can be done when it comes to cooking
That is why more kitchens are being designed to fit a
person's tight schedule while still keeping a chic look.
Although many students assume that college co-
eds rarely use their kitchens for culinary purposes head
designer of Kitchen and Bath Decisions, Kim Daven-
port, sees just the opposite.
"Over 50 percent of our interns use their kitchen�
and they are ECU students Davenport said.
Also, for most people who are looking into buying
a house, the kitchen is one of the first things they look
"People find the layout, style and utility of a kitchen
very important said Ben Wilson, real estate broker
for Evans Property. "Everyone wants a desirable kitchen
even if they don't use it frequently. When they do de-
cide to use it, they will be able to
See KITCHENS, page 8
Dear Marjorie,
I went to the beach with this guy and a group of
friends, and we had a really great time. I guess he
thought that we had a special connection or some-
( thing, because he bought me a rose for Valentine's
Day. I do not feel that same connection, but he is a
human being and I do not want to crush him emo-
tionally. Do you have any advice on how I can tact-
fully tell this guy that we are no more than friends?
�Friendship Please
Dear Friendship Please,
It is sad when a person falls for you If you have no
feelings for them, but unrequited love is one of the
grand tragic themes. His feelings do not have to turn
tragic for you as well. Apparently, the two of you are
not really close, or he would have known that your
feelings for him are not that strong. I would simply
tell him that while I amrinterested in friendship, right
now my feelings run no deeper. Maybe someday this
man may prove the love of your life and the desire of
your dreams, but right now is not a good time for
you. Friendship is one of the best catalysts for roman-
tic passion, and if you tell him that, maybe he'll reap
some comfort, although you promised him nothing.
Dear Marjorie,
I am having a problem, and recently it has become
more serious. I hate Valentine's Day. All that mushy
Hallmark crap with the cards and the pink candy
hearts really drive me insane. Not only is it stupid to
have a holiday designated to think of the ones you
love, which you should do everyday of the year but
it is also a holiday that discriminates against single
people, like myself. Anyway, now for my problem
I get really angry on Valentine's Day. This year
because I didn't want to eat home alone, I went to
Applebee's. There were all these couples there, look-
ing at each other with these stupid mushy faces So
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of color into her room-placement.
Each area of a space, be it an entire
house or just one room has a cor-
responding color that helps the en-
ergy flow.
.��� "First I went through to see if
; .fiose colors were present in those
� rrdoms Kilpatrick said. "One thing
that is interesting about Feng Shui
is that you can go through your
house beforehand to reflect on how
your house exudes you.
"You can see which areas of
;ypur lifehouse need work before
�you start the process. 1 think that
there is a positive difference in my
house.
"The rooms feel better, they are
more uplifting. Feng Shui is a way
of taking charge of your environ-
ment
Most students were either totally
unaware of what Feng Shui was, or
were skeptical about the benefits of
this practice in object placement.
"Ah, not really said junior
Laura Denediet. "But, I know that if
I clean my room I study better. It's
kind of what you believe in
Other students think that Feng
Shui is possibly just a mental thing.
"It's a mental thing said junior
Dama Detree. "If you think that
you'll feel better with a certain ob-
ject in a different spot then you
will. It's all in your mind
Without even realizing it
Denediet and Detree make a strong
case for Feng Shui. They, along with
many students, feel the need to
clean their space before they can
efficiently work in it, a practice that
makes perfect sense when com-
pared with the three basic prin-
ciples of Feng Shui.
Feng Shui isn't just another new
fad or gimmick, the process doesn't
cost anything and It isn't some voo-
doo form of Chinese lore that goes
against religious beliefs. So, perhaps
the next time you are feeling the
need for order, Feng Shui might be
a legitimate form of help.
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from page 6
According to a manager at the
� local Applebee's restaurant, many
people do frequent restaurants on
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; "We have regulars that come in
; three to four times a week. It just
� gives people who don't want to
cook the chance to go out and be
; in a social atmosphere she said.
Athough Greenville resident,
� Amy Royster, has a busy schedule,
she still manages to put her kitchen
� to use.
"I use my kitchen about three
; times a week. 1 usually cook break-
; fast more than I do dinner Royster
� said.
According to Davenport, many
' kitchens are being upgraded, eater-
Old-fashioned kitchen equipment, such
as this stove, take up more room than
modern appliances, (photo from the
World Wide Web)
ing to those who don't have time
to make a six course meal.
"Kitchens, especially in apart-
ments, are being upgraded with
dishwashers for easy clean up and
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port said.
Right after the flood, Kitchen
and Bath Decisions renovated apart-
ments in the area, including
Wyndham Courts. .
Also, there has been "fluff"
added to the kitchens, making them
more appearing. Along with the ba�-
sics of your range, refrigerator and
sink, some kitchens will also come
with raised bars and bar overhangs.
"We have a pot rack over the is-
land in our kitchen. It's easier than
having to fish through drawers to
get pots Royster said. "Plus we
have calphalon pots so they look
pretty when we hang them
"The raised bar will gjve people
a separate work area and will make
a division in the room without
building a wall Davenport said.
"We've just pumped up the anes-
thetics in order to appeal to the
eye
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COMEDY
from page 6
building the story with me. It's a ne-
gotiating kind of thing. An audi-
ence in Greenville will catch on to
things differently than an audience
in New Jersey or California.
"Depending on the audiences
reaction, I can change the speed of
my story. If they are into it, I go
faster
Davis doesn't tell his stories for
the prestigious title of master story
teller, but rather to help people find
their own stories.
"My big interest is in helping
other people Davis said. "I put to-
gether stories that are real and about
common things. My hope is when
you hear one of my stories, it re-
minds you of something that hap-
pened to you. You leave with a story
of your own you didn't realize you
had
A few of the stories Davis
shared with an audience at ECU
centered on his adolescent
journies. Another was about his
trip into the mountains of the
Grand Canyon; both were told viv-
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Rodman claims
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Dennis Rodman managed to
draw his first ejection during his
second game back. Rodman feels
like the referees have it out for
him.
"I'm the first person they look
for on the court Rodman said. "I
didn't even say anything. They just
looked at me and called it. They
always look at me. Nothing has
changed
In a show of anger Rodman
pouted on the court.
Lewis out on
$1 million bond
Ray Lewis was released on $1
million bond Tuesday. Superior
Court Judge Doris Downs added
some pretty unusual restrictions to
Lewis' release.
"I have not seen a restriction
that is required to be enforced out
of state said Sgt. Clarence
Huber, Fulton County sheriff. Law
enforcement agencies in Mary-
land have the potential to be
called to watch Lewis.
Various family members, as
well as Baltimore safety Rod
Woodson and Tampa Bay defen-
sive end Warren Sap, were called
to speak on Lewis' behalf during
his bond hearing.
"It was encouraging to see a
lot of people speak up on Ray's
behalf team spokesman Kevin
Byrne said. "We're pleased that
the judge saw fit to allow him to
leave jail and to begin his de-
fense. From the start, we've been
hopeful of Ray's innocence
Carruth to
face death penalty
Tuesday the prosecution
stated that they would seek the
death penalty for the Nov. 16 mur-
der of Ray Carruth's girlfriend,
Cherica Adams.
While Carruth didn't speak
during the hearing his lawyer,
David Rudolf talked about how the
former Carolina Panthers wide re-
ceiver is taking the stress.
"He has faith and he knows
he's innocent Rudolf said. "And
he has faith that the system will
work
The death penalty will be
sought for the two other defen-
dants, Stanley Abraham and
Michael Kennedy, as well.
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Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000
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Davis finds his place on track
Senior provides
leadership to team
Stephen Schramm
SPORTS EDITOR
In all of Pirate athletics, per-
haps no position on any team has
had as much success as the 400
meter runners on ECU'S men's
track team. Among the best run-
ners to ever run the event at ECU
is senior Damon Davis.
Bill Carson, head men's track
coach, has long been a believer
in quarter-milers. His strategy of
focusing on recruiting the best
400 meter runners has built ECU's
track programs into one of the
region's elite.
"Carson's philosophy is that
if you can get a good 400 meter
runner, you can get more events
out of him Davis said. "He can
run the 200, the open 400 and
the 4x400.
With the stable of talented
quarter-milers, the 4x400 meter
relay is the team's shewcase.
Davis anchored the team as a
freshman in 1997 and will run
the anchor leg again this season.
"To be a good anchor you
have to run smart Carson said.
"Damon is a very smart runner
"I have a lot of experience
running anchor Davis said.
"The thing about running anchor
is that you have to have a strat-
egy. You've got to be a thinker.
You can't just go out there and
just run it. A lot of the other
teams put their strongest runners
on anchor. So you have to
strategize on how you're going to
run it�like, when are you going to
accelerate, when are you going to
make you're move
Davis and fellow quarter-miler,
Darrick Ingram, provide the senior
leadership to the 4x400 squad.
Davis, Ingram, James Alexander
and sophomore Lawrence Ward
earned a first-place finish last week-
end at the Iowa State Invitational.
Their time put them in line for a
spot in the NCAA Indoor Champi-
onships in March. Their time of
3.08.04 was the third fastest time
turned in by a college team this
year.
. "It's a confidence builder for us
to let us know that we can still do
this Davis said. "We knew that we
could do it, but it was just getting
out there and doing it
Davis' career on the track team
has not been without adversity.
When he arrived at ECU from
Orangeburg, S.C he wanted to
play football as well as run track.
In his first season he did both. He
saw some playing time at running R
back for the football team and
earned All-American honors in the
4x400 relay.
"Football is my love Davis
said.
Following his freshman year,
Davis left track to devote his full
attention to the gridiron.
"I wanted to give football my
full time attention because I wasn't
Damon Davis
Senior
Hometown Orangeburg, S.C.
High School Orangeburg H.S.
All-American in 4x400 (1997)
All-East 4x400 (1999)
All-East 400m (1999)
Tennis teams
split matches
Men beat Mount
Olive, women fall
Ryan Downey
STAFF WRITER
The ECU men's and women's
tennis teams were in action this
past Saturday against Mount Ol-
ive and William & Mary. The
men's team was able to beat an
put-manned Mount Olive team
for the second time this season,
giving them three wins for the
year and putting them one game
over .500 at 3-2.
"I think we played very well
said men's tenjiis Head Coach
Tom Morris. "Every time we come
out we improve and that's impor-
tant. We are hitting the ball good
and we look for a strong week
getting ready for Francis Marion
"The match was an okay mea-
suring stick, but we have a lot of
tougher matches coming up
said team captain Dustin Hall.
"Everybody wants to improve on
last year's record; our goals are
much higher
The men's team is dominated
by freshmen and sophomores,
and includes junior Dustin Hall.
Hall is 2-1 this season, and is the
team's most experienced member.
"The key to the season is go-
ing to be how the younger guys
grow as we go on Morris said.
The women played nationally
ranked William and Mary, and de-
spite playing well throughout the
match, the team didn't have
enough athleticism to handle the
Tribe.
"William-and Mary is a great
team Morris said. "We played very
hard and I am pleased with the la-
dies' efforts. We did everything we
could but they are just too solid
William and Mary, who is
ranked 15th in the nation, brought
a tough and deep team into the
match. They gave the Lady Pirates
more then they could handle.
"We can hang on for the first
four or five shots of a point but to-
wards the end of th� match they
are still hitting the ball deep said
team captain Meredith Spears. '
The Lady Pirates, like the men's
team, is comprised of young mem-
bers, with the exception of senior.
Asa Elbring. The match was an op-
portunity for the team to discover
the skills they need to build in the'
future.
"We went in knowing that they
were one of the top teams in the
country, so we knew we had to
work hard; playing a team like Wil-
liam and Mary gives us a good feel-
ing about where we want to be
Spears said.
This writter can be reached at
rdowney@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
1999 Men's and Women's Tennis Results
Men
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reaching my potential as a football
player Davis said. "I thought
track was more like a hindrance
In a game against Virginia Tech,
Davis hurt his knee and was un-
able to compete. Faced with evapo-
rating playing time, Davis made
the decision to return to the track
team.
"To tell you the truth, I prayed
about it and God told me to pur-
sue track Davis said. "I think that
God's will right now is for me to
be in track. I could have stuck it
out, even though I wasn't getting
much playing time. I could have
remained on the team and been
able to participate on special teams
or even on defense, but I just
obeyed
Davis returned to the track
team last season as a junior. His
1999 season was extremely success-
ful. He led the Pirates to nine first
or second place finishes. He was a
member of the teams that won the
IC4A Indoor and Outdoor cham-
pionships and a third place finish
in the prestigious Penn Relays.
In addition to running track,
r Davis is active on campus. Last
spring Davis was a graduate assis-
tant at the Ledonia Wright Cultural
Center. He continues to give time
to the Wright Center and is cur-
rently working on a project on mi-
nority student involvement. It is
an issue he feels strongly about.
"If we as minorities get more
involved in college functions, we'll
feel more part of the university and
won't feel so segregated Davis
said. "So the more involvement,
the better it will be
Davis' work with the Wright
Center has given more visibility to
the center and the programs it
runs.
"He set the precedent said
Interim Director Tytishia Frazier.
"Damon is the first athlete to ac-
tually work for the cultural center.
He's been.able to learn a lot of
things and contribute, a lot of
things, so we're hoping that more
athletes will get involved because
of his popularity on campus
While Davis will continue to
Senior Damon Davis runs the anchor leg for the 4x400 relay squad, (file photo)
prepare for the final meets of the
indoor season 3nd get ready for the
outdoor season, his place among
Pirate quarter-milers is yet to be
determined. According to Carson,
Davis would be able to hold his own
against the six-time All-American
Brian lrvin and the two-time All-
American, Otis Meivin.
"If they raced, I could see
Damon finishing third behind lrvin
and Otis Meivin, but I could see
Damon running down Meivin in
the final 100 meters Carson said.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
Softball squad prepares for season opener
ECU'S softball team is winding up their preseason training.
The team that earned a spot in the NCAA Regionals last
spring will return 10 letterwinners, including Big South
Tournament MVP Denise Reagan and Big South Rookie-
of-the-Year Angela Manzo.
The Lady Pirates will also compete in a new conference
The team Is leaving the Big South Conference for greener
pastures-the new Southern Atlantic Softball Conference.
The SASC is comprised mostly of ACC teams and thus,
provide the Lady Pirates with a new batch of natural rivals;
The team will begin play on Friday, with a trip to the Triangle;
Classic in Raleigh, where they will face teams such as;
Alabama, Rhode Island and Eastern Kentucky (photos by
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Sanders to repay Lions over three years
DETROIT (AP)�The Detroit Lions will have to wait three more years
to get all their money back from Barry Sanders if he stays retired.
An NFL arbitrator ruled Tuesday that Sanders must pay back one-sixth
of Ms $11 million signing bonus for each year he fails to play under terms
of his six-year contract.
The Lions had hoped to get $5.5 million back in one lump sum. In-
stead, Sanders must pay back1.833 million per year. He played two years
of a six-year contract he signed in 1997 before startling the NFL by leaving
football on the eve of training camp last year.
'�We are pleased the ruling supports the principle that a signing bonus
is contingent upon a player fully performing the services required under
the contract agreement said Harold Henderson, the NFL's executive vice
president.
Sanders is only 1,458 yards shy of breaking Walter Payton's NFL career
record of 16,726 yards.
Sanders' agent, David Ware said he hopes the Lions release Sanders
and let him play elsewhere, but doubts they would. Sanders already has
offered to pay back half of his bonus, or $5.5 million, if the Lions will
release him and allow him to play elsewhere.
Arbitrator Sam Kagel ruled that Sanders owed the Lions only one-sixth
of the $11 million bonus he received in 1997 because he's missed only
one season so far.
Chuck Schmidt, the Lions' chief operating officer, said the club al-
ready had withheld $1.75 million of the signing bonus from the check
they sent Sanders for last season. That means Sanders now owes the team
$80,000 to comply with Kagel's ruling for the season just past.
Unless he returns to football, he will owe $1.83 million on future re-
porting dates. Sanders hasn't paid back any money.
Both sides claimed victory�however hollow�in the wake of the nil- e T'me: 9:00 p.m
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"We have contended all along that just because you've retired, you
don't owe the entire amount back Ware said. "He ruled consistent with
our position
Ware said he would approach the Lions within a few days with the
same offer he made last August: Repaying $5.5 million in exchange for
Sanders' release; but that does not appear likely.
"As we have always maintained, it is our intention to take Barry at his
word that he has retired from professional football Schmidt said.
"We would welcome him back as a Detroit Lion should he voice to us
his desire to return to active duty in the NFL. Until then, we will hold
him to the conditions put forth by the arbitrator in this case
The NFL Players Association said the door remains open for Sanders
to fulfill his contract.
"We are pleased that the arbitrator limited his award to games missed
said Richard Berthelsen, a union lawyer. "The Lions were obviously over-
reacting with their claim since Barry could well come back and play
his entire contract
But Ware made it clear Sanders would not play with the Lions.
"Barry is retired Ware said. "As long as the circumstances remain
what they are, he will remain retired
Ware has tried repeatedly to get the Lions to trace their rights to Sand-
ers. He said other teams appear reluctant to discuss Sanders while he is
still property of the Lions. �
Asked if Sanders would play for Detroit again, Ware said: "No. they
have a running back, James Stewart
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cago Bulls' championship dynasty, was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers
on Wednesday in a three-team deal involving Golden State.
The Sixers sent Larry Hughes and Billy Owens to Golden State, which
dealt a No. 1 draft pick to Chicago. The Bulls, who have stockpiled three
No. 1 picks for this year in the wake of their messy breakup, also got Bruce
Bowen from the Sixers and John Starks from the Warriors.
The Sixers got a potent scorer to complement NBA scoring leader Allen
Iverson, making them a serious threat in the East.
Sixers general manager Billy King called Kukoc "a player who has won
championships and who has played with the greatest player in the league
in Michael Jordan
While Kukoc solidifies the Sixers' position against more versatile, ex-
perienced Eastern teams, it might be short-lived. Kukoc, 31, is in the final
year of his contract and the subject of an extension has yet to come up.
"His experience will help us tremendously this season, hopefully in
the playoff this year and in the future King said. "We're not doing this
just as a short-term thing. Our goal is to have Toni Kukoc finish his career
here
The deal marked the last gasp in a glorious run for the Bulls. Kukoc
followed Jordan, Scottie Pippen and coach Phil Jackson out of town.
. The Sixers said Kukoc would arrive in Philadelphia on Thursday and
play Friday night against Cleveland. Presumably, he will start at small
forward, but coach Larry Brown was home ill and wasn't available to con-
firm that.
' In recent weeks, Kukoc has said he wouldn't mind being traded. There
was speculation the Lakers would acquire Kukoc and reunite him with
Jackson, his former coach.
"I told him, T think you're a piece that will help us continue to go" in
the right direction King said.
The draft pick that goes to Chicago is Washington's pick left over from
the Chris Webber trade. If it's in the top three picks this year, the Bulls
have to wait for an unprotected No. 1 pick in 2001.
Hughes, drafted eighth overall in 1998, didn't agree with Brown or fit
in the Sixers' offense with Iverson at shooting guard. He was nearly dealt
to Miami as part of a deal for Jamal Mashburn several weeks ago, but it fell
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The deal means Philadelphia has traded three of its last four No. 1
draft picks�Jerry Stackhouse, Keith Van Horn and Hughes. Iverson was
the No. 1 overall pick in 1996.
"The goal that Billy King and Larry Brown have been asked to accom-
plish is to win an NBA championship said team president Pat Croce.
King said the Kukoc deal came together quickly Wednesday, and that
the Sixers turned down a second deal for Hughes before pulling the trig-
ger on this one.
"1 am very excited to be coming to Philadelphia Kukoc said, in a
statement released by the Sixers. "The team is doing well and is probably
going to the playoffs, so it's exciting for me to be playing with these guys
Playoffs are something Kukoc knows a little about. He was with the
Bulls for three of their six championships in the 1990s, which will forever
be known�in Chicago and in basketball�as the Jordan era.
"It would be nice to play again for a team that has a great chance to
win a championship Kukoc said.
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side Jordan in Chicago, Kukoc now will find himself playing with Iverson,
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Kukoc was sidelined with back spasms for most of the early season
and only recently returned, sparking the Bulls to three straight victories.
Bulls general manager Jerry Krause has scoffed at the notion of Kukoc
returning to Europe after the season, saying the player and his family
were too Americanized. Kukoc acknowledged that Krause wjrs right, and
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has lived pretty much all his life in Chicago, my daughter was born in
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can't find a team in the NBA.
"I'm intending to stay in the NBA
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the United Center for practice and saw the place that's
still home, and yet isn't home.
He looked up at the championship banners in the
rafters, a kid who was only 12 when the Chicago Bulls
won their first title by his side. Then he walked down
the hallway and went into the visitors' locker room,
foreign territory in his 11 years in Chicago.
"It's a different place than I've been Jackson said.
"Kobe Bryant asked me what that banner was up there.
Are those the number of wins you had here? What
did Jerry Sloan do for this organization?' All he knows
him as is a Utah coach
Yes, Phil, it's been a long, strange trip. Less than
two years after the Bulls won their sixth title in eight
years, Jackson returned to the United Center on Tues-
day night for the first time as an opposing coach.
His Lakers won handily, 88-76, as Shaquille O'Neal
put on a free-throw clinic�no, you didn't read those
words wrong�going 1 l-of-12 from the line and scor-
ing 29 points. Rick Fox scored all 11 of his points in
the fourth quarter, including a 3-pointer as part of a
game-closing 26-9 run.
But this game wasn't about hacking Shaq. It was
about Chicago fans showing their love for Jackson. As
big a part of Chicago's championship runs that Michael
Jordan and Scottie Pippen played, Chicago fans came
to love the quirky coach. �
They supported him when he zoomed off on his
Harley-Davidson in June of 1998, weary of the circus
surrounding the Bulls and the sniping with general
manager Jerry Krause. And they backed him when his
"retirement" gave way to the Lakers job after only a
year.
Like a jilted lover still carrying a torch, the fans
packed the United Center as if one of the most sordid
breakups in NBA history never happened. They gave
Jackson a standing ovation when he walked in, cheered
him at haiftime and gave him more love as he left.
"It was a warm welcome, a friendly welcome Jack-
son said. "And for the pregame ceremony, I thank titej-
Bulls for not doing anything extraordinary. OtheiwisJ"
I might have broke down and cried
He didn't cry, but he did look a little sheepish as he
walked in to the deafening cheers. He acknowledged
the fans with a little wave, and then hugged Bulls assis-
tant Bill Cartwright, a player on Chicago's first three
championship teams.
The game didn't start off quite the way Jackson .
wanted it, as the Lakers shot a dismal 36 percent in the
first half and trailed 39-36 at haiftime. After trailing
the entire third quarter, the Lakers finally took the lea.
thanks to O'Neal and his free throws.
The Ziulls took a 67-62 lead with 8:41 left, but Fox. .
responded with a layup and a 3 to tie the game. O'Neal
followed with five free throws�he didn't miss a free
throw until 4:47 left in the fourth�and a baby hook t&
give Los Angeles a 74-72 lead. Fox made the decisive 3,
pointer with 4:15 left, giving Los Angeles a 77-72 lead.
Bryant added 21 for the Lakers, who shot just ,40, j,
percent from the floor. Ron Artest led the Bulls with 16
points, Toni Kukoc added 14 and Dickey Simpkins and
Randy Brown each scored 10.
"I told Phil that game was for him said O'Neal �.
who came into the game shooting 48 percent from the
line. "We have an excellent relationship, and I'm real
glad he decided to come out of retirement
As for Jackson, he's just glad this game is behind
him.
"It's really nice to have played it he said. "But it's
good to be over
Notes: The victory was Los Angeles' first over the
Bulls in Chicago since March 11, 1995 Will Perdue .
and O'Neal got into a scrum with 7:01 left in the fourth
when Perdue took O'Neal down in a headlock. Perdue
was called for a flagrant foul, and O'Neal was called for
a technical on the Lakers' next trip down the floor for
trash-talking. Bryant and Brown were called for a
double technical with 6:49 left in the first quarter.
Los Angeles out rebounded the Bulls 49-37.
Griffey's Reds still face pitching woes
CINCINNATI (AP)�Ken Griffey, Jr. is just about
everything the Cincinnati Reds need: A hometown
talent, a superstar player, a huge draw at the gate.
If only he could pitch.
The trade that reunited Griffey with his hometown
also subtracted from an already shaky starting rota-
tion. The Seattle Mariners got right-hander Brett Tomko
as part of the 4-for-l deal.
When Griffey shows up along with the other posi-
tion players next week in Sarasota, Fla all the atteiT-
tion is going to be on the center fielder.
A more important chore starts in Sarasota this week,
when the Reds begin weeding through 37 pitchers to
figure out who's in the rotation.
Griffey will-get the headlines, but it will be the
pitching that either gets the Reds to the playoffs or
causes them to miss out once again. And right now,
there are at least as many questions about the pitch-
ing as there are pitchers in camp � 37, after the Reds
signed Osvaldo Fernandeyo a minor league deal Tues-
day. ,
"That's not enough General Manager Jim Bowden
said, "You don't getenough pitching. We've all talked
about it. Pitching is going to separate how far you go
Last season, the Reds made it to the doorstep of
the playoffs, losing a wild-card tie breaker to the New
York Mets. They made it that far because their bullpen
led the majors with a 3.36 ERA. Ron Villone and Steve
Parris joined the rotation during the season and had
career years.
The Reds also got a boost down the stretch from
Juan Guzman, acquired in a July 31 trade. Guzman
left as a free agent after the season.
The bullpen is intact, though not without ques
tions. Can Scott Williamson repeat the success that
made him the NL Rookie of the Year in 1999? Will'
Danny Graves and the rest of the youngsters be able to
come through again?
"We don't"have a lot of depth in our pitching
Manager Jack McKeon said. "It was evident last year"
when we went out and got Guzman to give us a last
minute shot.
"We have to be concerned. With the experience
they got last year, can our young pitchers continue at
the same pace? Or once again, do we have one slip 6r
fall off for a year?"
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was full of questions even before the Griffey trade.
Left-hander Denny Neagle hopes to be free of the
shoulder weakness that wiped out much of his 1999
season. Pete Harnisch, the Reds' top starter last season,
chose not to have surgery on his troublesome shoul-
der. Instead, he did strengthening exercises hoping to
eliminate the pain that limited him much of the sea
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pus. Nice, spacious layout with a hard-
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PIRATE'S COVE room available in-
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13 utilities, private phone line. No
pets. Call 931-9467.
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ROOMMATES NEEDED to share 3
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Rent 160 13 utilities. Call Amanda
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Fashions, a local Women's Clothing
Store, is now filling part-time positions.
Employees are needed for Saturdays
and weekdays between 10:00 a.m.
and 6:00 p.m. Individuals must be
available for some Saturday work. Pref-
erence for students who will be able
to work some during Spring Break
andor Easter Break. The positions are
for between 7 and 25 hours per week,
depending on your schedule and on
business needs. The jobs are within
walking distance of ECU and the hours
are flexible. Pay is commensurate with
your experience and job performance
and is supplemented by an employee
discount. Apply in person to Store
Manager. Joan's Fashions. 423 S.
Evans Street, Greenville (Uptown
Greenville).
PART-TIME office assistant needed.
Must be proficient with MS Word and
Excel, and enjoy working with the pub-
lic. 20 hours per week, must be avail-
able either 8a.m. to 12p.m. or 1p.m.
to 5p.m. Monday through Friday. Call
Interim Personnel at 758-6610 or email
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vacation. Great pay plus benefits and
bonuses. Call Thermal -Gard 355-0210.
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THE GREENVILLE Recreation & Parks
Department is looking for umpires for
the Adult SpringSummer Softball
League. Pay will range from $13-$20
a game. Clinics will be held to train
new and experienced umpires. How-
ever, a basic knowledge and under-
standing of the game is necessary. The
first training meeting will be held
Thursday. March 9 at 7:30pm at the
Elm Street Gym. Softball season will
run from May thru August. For more
information, please call 329-4550 af-
ter 2:00pm Monday through Friday.
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IF YOU have high utility bills call Ed-
gar Wall at 321-2700 days or 551-0971
nights. I have 1 Br apts for rent $320
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SUBLEASE NEW apartment at East-
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erdryer hook-ups. dishwasher. $475
month. Call 758-5022.
ROOMS AVAILABLE in quiet home
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monthly, utilities included, responsible
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only. Call Bill. 746-2103.
ABOVE BW-3, 3 bedroom 2.5 baths
walk to ECU. Available June 1st 756-
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2 FERRETS for sale 1 male, 1 female
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New appliances $850.00 month 756-
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CALL 752-2865
THE ECU PT program is holding a
massage clinic Thursday Feb. 24th
from 5-9pm at the Belk Bldg. on Cha-
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AFFORDABLE LEGAL Services All
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ALPHA OMICRON Pi sisters get
ready for a wild and crazy weekend at
Founder's Day!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S day Lauren
Carrier. You're the greatest sweetheart.
Love Sigma Pi.
ALPHA OMICRON Pi welcomes back
alumnae this weekend to celebrate 40
years of sisterhood.
SIGMA PI. thank you for the safari
social Thursday night. The house
looked great. We had a great time.
Love Chi Omega.
CONGRATULATIONS ON your new
member pinning. You girls are doing
great! Love your sisters of Alpha Omi-
cron Pi.
CONGRATULATIONS PI Delta sister
of the week. Margarette Duncan! Love
your Pi Delta sisters.
DELTA SIGMA Phi. thank you for all
of your kisses on Thursday! Love Pi Del-
ta.
WAY TO girls! Keep knocking those
pins down! Love your Pi Delta sisters.
CONGRATULATIONS MARGA
RETTE Dunca on winning the karoke
semifinals! Good luck in the finals! Love
your Pi Delta sisters.
PI KAPPA Phi. thanks for making our
Pref Night an unforgettable one! You
guys really know how to have a good
time, the hall crawl was crazy! Let's
do it again soon. Love. Alpha Phi.
CHI OMEGA we had a great time on
our safari last week. Let's do it again,
Sigma Pi.
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being accepted at Twin Lakes Resort
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week. Transportation, drivers license
and phone required. Call 321-6599.
SEEKING PART-Time car rental
agent. Flexible hours. Less than 5
miles from ECU. Students with clean
driving record welcome. Apply in per-
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sport and a must for any future ped-
dlers. Cost is $10mem-$15non-
mem. Registration deadline is Feb. 21,
5pm. For more information call 328-
6387.
ETIQUETTE DINNER. Friday. Febru-
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Multi-Purpose Room. Not sure which
fork to use for your salad or how to
pass the salt? After attending this pro-
gram, you'll know how to dine with
style. Impress your date, your date's
mother, an important client, or a
watchful boss. Dinner tickets must be
purchased for $3.50 from the Central
Ticket Office in Mendenhall Student
Center by Friday, February 11. Meat
plans can be used to offset the dinner!
cost. This program is open to ECU
students only.
THE BRODY school of Medicine, ECU
Readers Theater Company presents
Two Readers Theater performances
and discussion of the short story: The
Doctors of Hoyland' (a humorous story
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Kenny Smith
Staff Writer
You can't turn on the
TV these days without
hearing about the newest
technical marvel that will m;
our lives as average people
better than they were yesterd
But inevitably, by the end of
the day something will come
along to replace it.
The technological wave
may seem a little overwhelm
ing, but the latest advances v
make entertainment better
once we understand how to t
them. So, here is an introduc-
tion to some of technology's
newest brain-children.
Most of you have probab
heard of DVD, those CDs tha
hold movies, but you probal
haven't heard of DVD-audio.
These are CDs that hold muc
more information; the avera;
will hold two hours of music.
That begs the question: where's
the video?
The answer is that an artist
can record music videos,
interviews or any other kind of
video production to enhance
the music on the CD. DVD-
audios are especially nice for
anyone with a burner. Then
Pink Floyd's "The Wall" would
fit on one CD. Of course you
couldn't see the video through
your speakers, but you could
play it on your DVD player.
Plasma TV is one of those
new thin TVs, the kind you can
hang on your wall. The beauty
of these is that the picture is
wonderful and no extra space is
taken up by a big box. The
remote receiver is a box, like a
cable box, that comes with the
TV. The VCR and cable are
hooked up to this as well.
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As you look at the
playbills hanging outside the
office of John Shearin,
theater and dance depart-
ment chair, students and
faculty wander from place to
place in the hallway. Every-
one knows everyone else; it
sort of reminds you of the
theme from "Cheers
Newer stereos come equipped with CD recording ability, (photo by Emily
Richardson)
is high-priced; the average price
is around $15,000, not exactly
in a college students price
range.
HDTV provides another
way of maximizing the TV
experience. Its signal goes to
your TV, provided it is HDTV
compatible (no 13-year-old
Zeniths here), making the
picture quality twice as good.
And the sound is more like a
THX theater, where the speak-
ers nearly bust, causing the
audience to go deaf.
Mark Krein, a faculty
member in the department of
broadcasting, librarianship and
educational technology, said
that any TV can pick up on the
11IITV broadcast.
"Andy Griffith's old black
and white could pick up the
signal he said. But, that
doesn't mean the picture is
going to be any better.
"It is hard to find HDTV
compatible TVs he said.
Several TV shows and
WRAL have begun broadcasting
in HDTV, but don't expect to
notice this for a while.
The best thing in the
search for the cutting edge in
technology is a thing called
TiVo. It's like a VCR without
the tapes, or a computer hard
drive attached to your TV.
What you can do with it is
amazing. If you tell TiVo to
record a show on a season pass,
it will record that show every
time it airs during that season.
TiVo will also learn your
favorite shows and suggest
other shows with similar styles.
Furthermore, it features
"instant replay with which
you can replay up to 8 seconds
of action while watching a
broadcast. After a replay, the
"jump button" returns the
show back to live action. For
more information go to
www.tivo.com and check it out.
This writer am be contacted at
ksmith@studentnwlto4cu.edu.
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There also seems to be a
sense of excitement and
urgency in the air, as produc-
tion is underway for the first
show of this spring semester,
"Macbeth
So where does it all start?
Actually, it never really ends.
Auditions were held before
winter break. All students
getting a BFA for acting were
required to audition. Even
before that, the stage manager
issued scripts for students to
look over. About a week before
auditions, scripts were pro-
vided that contain the exact
scene and lines for the audi-
tion each individual part. The
memorization had begun.
Audition day comes. The
worst time for actors is spent
waiting for their turn. Many
can be seen holding the script,
getting that last bit of practice
in. The rest? Sitting casually
around, reading books or doing
homework to kill the time until
their turn.
All auditions follow a
professional model where
anyone, even those in the
community, are allowed to
audition. Dr. Christopher
Murphy, for instance, a resident
psychiatrist at Pitt County
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D. Miccah Smith
Wee Reporter
By the time students get
to college, most of us have
fixed ideas about "good" and
"bad If our parents have done
a good job, they've taught us
not to lie, cheat or steal. As
educated humans, we seek out
the choices we value the most
when faced with moral
dilemmas every day.
For example, you can
decide not to steal your
roommate's jewelry, not to
grab someone's backpack, not
to swipe a CD from the store.
But as MP3s speed up
Internet technology, the
idea of "theft" becomes
blurry.
Chances are, you or your
friends are familiar with MP3
technology, which facilitates
the transference of CDs to a PC
In a file format, and also allows
users to download songs from
the Internet or a hard drive to
a PC for play.
MP3 use is widespread,
and for good reason: many
Internet sites are set up as
venues through which users
can exchange unlimited songs
from their own MP3 collec-
tions at no cost. MP3s can be
downloaded, burned to CD
and played on any CD player.
Or, listeners can transfer them
directly to a personal MP3
player, like Rio, for more
streamlined use with head-
phones. But you knew all that,
right?
What you may not know is
that MP3 sites are the focus of a
litigation battle that probably
won't end until a court decides
the fate of MP3 technology. To
put it bluntly, a group of record
companies represented by the
Recording Industry Association
of America (RIAA) is prosecut-
ing a variety of MP3 sites for
the distribution of stolen
property, and, they have a
point.
"Unauthorized copying,
public performance, broadcast-
ing, hiring or rental of this
recording prohibited reads the
warning on an average Chemi-
cal Brothers CD. Suffice it to say
that other CD producers and
manufacturers feel the same
way about their music, and
always have; they've just never
been challenged on such a
grand scale before.
While MP3 sites like
Napster maintain that they
only facilitate free speech and
free exchange of ideas, the RIAA
is dead serious about cracking
down on illegal MP3s, since
most MP3s are illegal transmis-
sions of songs pirated from
CDs. (Exceptions are sites like
MP3.com, which allows users to
download only from purchased
CDs for individual access, and
does not facilitate MP3 ex-
change).
Students have the most
to lose from these lawsuits; we
rarely consider the legal issues
surrounding the MP3s we so
glibly acquire. When we do
stop to think, it's only because
that Puff Daddy song is taking
so long to load.
"I think it should be
illegal to download MP3s from
exchange sites; but I do it
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His response is typical;
students find the lure of
techno-freebies like MP3s too
irresistible to turn down,
especially when CDs are so
expensive. The legal and
readily available MP3 is a huge
incentive to bend those pesky
little rules that define copy-
right violation as theft. So
where do we go from here?
"Our copyright laws are
really close to being obsolete
said Christine Russell, a lawyer
and lecturer with the communi-
cation department at ECU.
Ostensibly, every pirated MP3
ends in tears for some ripped-off
artist.
Senior art major Dave
Rosenberg said, "I don't really
know how much profit an artist
is losing. I imagine
it's not that much
Record compa-
nies do have the most at
stake, and students,
predictably, aren't
losing any sleep over
that. Maybe rebellion
against fat-cat labels
is at the heart of the
MP3 battle.
Another student who
asked us not to name her said
she'd keep her MP3 collection,
even if courts declared it to be
illegal.
"I have several on my
computer she said. "If I can
find them and I can get them,
then I download them I can
see the point of the copyright
laws, because you can just
basically not buy a CD, and just
download it on your computer,
but I think it's stupid for it to
be illegal. Instead of buying an
entire CD I'm going to hate
except for one song, I'd rather
just have the one MP3
This justification, used by
students hooked on free MP3s,
isn't likely to hold up in court.
But it presents an Interesting
idea that legitimate MP3 sites
are already picking up on. Users
are somewhat willing to
download individual songs for
a reasonable fee, which can be
both legal and convenient.
CDnow.com already offers
custom mix CDs for less than
the average cost of a CD.
Since the Web is
technology's answer to primor-
dial ooze, it's no wonder record
companies are scrambling for
control of the elusive and
unpredictable MP3.
Meanwhile, uncertainty's
the only sure thing. As Russell
put it, "Once the barn door's
open, I really don't know what
they're going to do
This writer can be contacted at
msmith@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
Drama, cont. from pg. 2
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Memorial Hospital, is in the
production of "Macbeth
When all is said and
done, the roles are given and
practices begin. The actors in
"Macbeth" were fortunate to
have Christmas break to work
on their lines. But, when the
first day of school came in
January, so did rehearsals.
What does a usual day
for these students consist of?
Classes spread out until 5 or 6
p.m. Whatever breaks occur
during that time are usually
spent running errands and
finding time to eat and do
homework. Everybody is
required to come at
rehearsal time. How long
the actors stay is de-
pends on what is being re-
hearsed. When they do go
home, they often work on
critiques given by the director.
The technicians and those
behind the scenes are usually
the first ones there and the last
ones to leave.
"It is easy to get over-
whelmed with all of this said
Rebecca Folen, a senior profes-
sional acting student. "When 1
get tired or lazy, I remember a
quote from a famous acting
teacher Uta Hagen. She said:
'Every actor must demand
total discipline from himself if
he really means to be an actor'
It really just motivates me
Overall, this final group
of actors and those behind the
scenes will spend five weeks
together, four or five hours a
day, six days a week. It is like a
job, and all of your time is
spent with this one group of
people. Even those who are
not in the production are
often out promoting the
production or helping out in
some other way.
The three dress rehearsals
come, time to put the finishing
touches on the production.
Then there's opening night.
Shearin compared the prepara-
tions process to that of the ECU
football team before taking on
Nebraska.
"Very much like athletic
training, we work very hard on
the fundamentals and details
Shearin said. "And then, when
the time comes to do the
production, we have to execute
our game plan in the joy and
spirit of the moment
The end result of all this
is determined by us, the
audience. So much work is put
into this long process that it is
a shame not to go see a produc-
tion, especially since tickets are
so cheap.
To get information on
this semester's productions,
contact the East Carolina
Playhouse at 328-6829 or stop
by the McGinnis Theater Box
Office Monday through Friday,
between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Titis writer can be contacted at
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Lawrence Armstrong
Staff Writer
Having played video games
for many years, beginning with
the Atari 2600 in 1983, I've
been chosen to compare the
major gaming systems on the
market today. I consider myself
an enthusiast game player; in
other words, I don't buy lousy
movie-licensed games unless
they are actually good, and I
don't just play sports games.
Basic game system jargon is
easy to understand after a little
explanation. Each system has
It safe and get all three. Here
are some of the weaknesses and
drawbacks:
Sony Playstation
Strengths�This system has
a large user base with all of the
top-notch titles such as "Street
Fighter Alpha "Tekken" and
the "Final Fantasy" series. No
matter what type of game you
like, you can be sure this
system will accommodate it.
The Playstation has a 32-bit
architecture and a CD-ROM
drive, and can handle a ton of
games. Real gamers do not play
these.
Nintendo 64
Strengths�This is a 64-bit
powerhouse featuring similar
polygon power to the
Playstation, but with much
higher resolution and
smoother, faster animation
speed. It uses cartridges, not
have to be manufactured in
large quantities ahead of time,
it is likely that older games can
be found long after the system's
life cycle has begun to dwindle.
And the life cycle for a
Nintendo cartridge system is a
long, long time. CDs are easily
duplicated and shipped on an
as-needed basis. I've had
trouble finding older games
the others with 128 bits of
processing power. It has
graphics far above the
Playstation and even the
mighty Nintendo 64. At $199,
you've got to wonder how they
packed in the S6K modem for
Internet play.
The memory cards look
like tiny Gameboys or PDAs
and the analog controller is a
little more sensibly designed
than the Nintendo's. The
Dreamcast also features four
controller ports and a very
compact design. It uses custom-
format, high-capacity CD-
ROMs for game storage. And,
unlike Sony, Sega is a real game
company with something Sony
doesn't have�brand loyalty.
Sega also has exclusive
titles like Nintendo does. Their
"Virtua Fighter" series started
the whole 3-D fighting mad-
ness, and in my opinion is the
coolest, deepest fighting
experience anywhere.
Other masterpieces on this
system include "Marvel versus
Capcom" and "Powerstone
This is clearly the most up-to-
date system out there.
Weaknesses�To start off
with, it costs $100 more than
Dreamcast
the capacity to process a certain
amount of information in a
given period of time. This is
usually described in numbers of
bits, and as an example, the
older Playstation has a 32-bit
architecture. You can assume
that the Nintendo 64 is more
powerful because it is a 64-bit
system.
, In 3-D systems, polygons
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Oi system can handle, the more
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real gamer appreciates the now
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hand-painted by artists,
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The Playstation, Nintendo
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q you're like me, you'll just play
polygons, with special effects
and CD-quality audio. Like all
the other systems, it can
display about 16 million colors
at once for photographic
quality. Game saves are stored
on handy flash memory cards,
which are inserted into the two
slots above the two controller
ports. The system is a real
bargain at only $99, so if you
want to play all the best titles,
they will definitely be available
on this very popular system.
Weaknesses�This system is
manufactured by Sony, which
is not a game company.
Although you could
probably find it in almost every
young person's household, its
popularity is also its drawback.
This makes it more of a general
audience system than a die-
hard gamer's system. There are
hundreds of games to choose
from, but few of them are good.
You have to search through a
mountain of future coasters to
find the gems. I cringe at the
sight of Rugrats and Barbie
CDs, which means you don't
have to wait for games to load.
Million-selling trademark titles
are available on this system,
such as Nintendo's "Mario
"Zelda" and the world-domi-
nating "Pokemon which are
all exclusive to the Nintendo
system.
Instead of two controller
ports, this console has four, and
for all of you college guys who
play nothing but sports games
(also known as console abuse)
just think of the multiplayer
madness that would ensue. This
system is competitively priced
at $99. That means if you don't
have one, go out and get one
now.
Look folks, they're giving it
to you. Believe me, Nintendo
can't sell the type of hardware
used to make the special effects
in "Jurassic Park" for $99 and
make money. Since cartridges
that 1 couldn't afford at the
time they were introduced and
now I can't find them. If you
want a system for the long
haul, the Nintendo 64 is here
for years to come.
Weaknesses�Cartridges are
more expensive to make than
CDs; therefore the games cost
more. Cartridges also hold a lot
less information than CDs, so
all those animated scenes or
video sequences are few and far
between. Also, audio suffers
because it is stored on chips
instead of on a regular CD, but
the audio is still very good,
though. The controller is
comfortable, but looks awk-
ward. There are not many good
fighting games on this system
either.
Sega Dreamcast
Strengths�This system is
newer and more powerful than

the others, which can be a
stretch for starving college
students, but you are getting a
built-in modem. Like the
Nintendo 64, the controller is
ill-suited for fighting games. It
has the CD ROM drive, so it's
prone to some of the weak-
nesses associated with that.
Unlike the Nintendo, there are
moving parts in the CD drive
so it won't last as long as a
cartridge based system.
If you are a die-hard
gamer who has to have the
latest and greatest, get the
Dreamcast. For the best value
and quality minus good
fighting games, get the
Nintendo 64. If you are an
occasional game player or are
on a really tight budget, the
Playstation will serve you well.
This writer can be contacted at
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Let's talk about the
most classic music there Is,
aside from classical. Of course
I'm talking about rock 'n' roll.
There are lots of rock
bands in the country, and
North Carolina is home to
quite a few good ones. In fact,
Chapel Hill was dubbed
"Seattle Junior" by Rolling
Stone magazine in the mid-
'90s. Say, I have an idea�why
don't I let you know which
local rock bands are worth
seeing? Yeah, that could take
up a lot of space.
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Far Too Jones: morse than a
bed of nails? (photo courtesy
of the Student Union)
in Chapel Hill around 1985
when frontman Rick Miller met
up with fellow UNC students
Mary Huff and Dave Hartman
to make a band that would defy
the mainstream and make
music according to their own
standards and beliefs. They
would present themselves as
pure corn-fed white trash
bumpkins and sing songs
about food and bugs,
occasionally throwing
banana pudding and fried
chicken at the crowds.
Their sound can best be
described as If innuendo-
happy Weird Al and Dan
Fogerty had a child. In 199S,
the band was signed by
David Geffen's record label
DGC , which released their
major label debut "Dirt Track
Date The album garnered
fab reviews by critics span-
ning the country.
In 1997, the SCOTS
played ECU's annual Bare-
foot on the Mall celebration,
treating students to a rip-
roaring musical journey in a
KFC bucket. Takes me back
to my white trash roots,
complete with the shotgun
wedding, the pawn shop ring
and the chitlins reception.
Donna the Buffalo�Six band
members, three of them
vocalists, and a vast array of
musical instruments make
Donna the Buffalo a band to
watch in the near future. They
come to Peasant's Cafe fairly
regularly and have become
more and more popular over
the years.
Featuring fiddles, key-
boards, accordions, guitars and
drums, the music varies from
10,000 Maniacs to Los Lobos to
the Indian stylings of Rusted
Root. Produced by Mitch Easter,
formerly of the great jangle-pop
bands the DB's and Let's Active,
each album has an overall
stripped down vibe. I think
they're kinda cheesy, but at
least they keep it real by
playing their own instruments.
Far Too Jones�I'd like to go on
record as saying that I com-
pletely despise this band. If
three-chord, uninspired songs
that have no rational thought
appeal to you, then go ahead
and listen. I, on the other
hand, would rather be rectally
relieved by a syphilitic bear
while laying on a bed of nails
during the Super Bowl half-
time show than listen to this
crap. But that's just my opin-
ion.
77i.s writer can be contacted at
rkennemui@studentmedUi.eai.edu.
C ran Torino - Ear candy for the masses
Singer Chris Ford, (photo
by Emily Little)
Emily Little
FH Editor
Gran Torino: two guitars,
an electric bass, two drum sets,
trumpets, a trombone, a bari
sax, a flute, keyboards, a
synthesizer and a singer with
more energy than Beavis on
cappuccino. The stage looks
like the equipment area for a
drum core competition. It's a
wonder the seven musicians
can fit up there at all.
The group came last
week to Corrigan's from
Knoxvllle, Tenn. On the outset,
instruments aside, they seemed
like any other of the many
bands that roll through
Greenville during the week-a
few names on the guest list, a
handful of posters, a couple of
fans in the crowd. But there is
one subtle difference that made
the Tuesday night show well
worth the Wednesday morning
yawns: These guys know what
they're doing.
Gran Torino wastes no
time with the preliminaries.
The second they hit the stage,
the room is pounded with the
sound of horns and trap sets.
The vocalist tells the crowd how
it's gonna be, and they launch
into a tirade of energetic tunes
in modern-day big band style.
Their sound reminds you
of Jamiriquoi, mixed in with a
little bit of that bluesy rock you
hear at outdoor music festivals.
But these boys would blow all
those rainy-day bands out of
the water, because this is
something different. This is
funk beats, a bluesy singer, jazz
horns and a rock 'n' roll guitar.
This is not your everyday Edwin
McCain wannabe. This is music.
Most of the band's members
studied music at the University
of Tennessee.
"The classical training)
affects how we practice more
than how we play said
Stephen Decker, the band's
guitarist. "You have to have
some concept of the music to
know where the problems are
Whatever problems they
may have in practice, they
definitely iron out before the
show. Gran Torino rolls flaw-
lessly from one song to the
Gran Torino's horn section, (photo by Emily Little)
next. This is not a bunch of
guys in a band. This is one
entity. The two drum sets don't
compete with each other like
they would in most other
musical groups. They are
together, as if they were both
played with the same set of
hands. At times during the
show, the horn section even
sways together.
The overwhelming thing
any musician would notice
about this band is its clean,
clear sound. The brass never
fizzles on its stops and starts;
the sax has a deep, clear tone;
the guitar doesn't stumble over
any notes, despite alarming
speed during some of the licks.
Best of all, the vocalist has a
voice naturally in sync with the
sound of the other instruments.
It's obvious that the
beautiful sound on the CD is
not just a result of studio
mixing. From the funked-up
drum beats to the sharp brass
sounds, every beat is
tight.
The only thing that
seems a little absent from the
performance is the flute. You
can tell it's not Jason
Thompson's primary instru-
ment, but the moment he puts
down his sax and picks up the
flute he shows great potential
to wail. It's partly a role
problem (because everyone
knows you shouldn't mic a
flute with an SM57), and partly
that same disease that affects
all bands who neglect their
flutes, but the performance
only hints at the potential the
instrument has in this setting.
Overall, Gran Torino is a
Cadillac ride through the land
of funk, complete with a talk
box in the back seat.
"It's really kind of lucky
that we all got together the
way we did and we all get
along the way we do said
Whit Pfohl, one of the drum-
mers Lucky for us and them.
They don't come
through here very often, but be
on the lookout for the next
time they do. In the meantime,
to get a taste of what these
guys have to offer, check out
Gran Torino Two, their latest
CD, and be sure to listen to
"Moments with You" about a
hundred times. You can also
visit their Web site,
www.grantorino.com. Either
way, you must hear this band.
You will be so glad you did.
Triis writer can be contacted at
tbuntainhead@studenunedia.ecu.edu.
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THINGS TO DO IN CREENVILLE
WHEN YOU RE SOBER
GAMEPRO
Emily Little
FH Editor
You're at the
mall. You go into
Electronics Bou-
tique. You're look-
ing at this game;
it's not "Doom" or
"Tomb Raider so
the nerdy guy who
helps you is like,
"I don't know. I've
never played that
game. It's supposed
to be fun. But I
only play 'Dungeons
and Dragons' knock-
off s, so I don't
know
Honestly I'm
not really one to
talk, because every-
thing on my computer
is from Lucasarts
except for "Creatures
Two which I gave up
playing because the
little creatures re-
fused to eat despite
the fact that they
keep saying "I'm
hungwy when I slap
fc
Euerything you need, all behind the counter. (Photo
by Garrett McMillian)
them. I don't own any
gaming systems, but I am
frequently invited to
play "Goldeneye" with my
friends since they can
always count on me to
spin around in confused
circles until they shoot
me.
This is Ed showing us his game, (photo bg Garrett
McMillian)
Since I felt my
expertise a little lack-
ing in the whole gaming
area, I took my friend
Ed with me to Gamepro
last Friday to check
the place out. He's the
kind of guy who will
miss his final exam
because he's too busy
shooting Southpark cows
with the Terrance and
Phillip fart gun. He
also has red hair.
Gamepro is a
store devoted entirely
to games. Bet you didn't
see that one coming.
It's a division of the
gaming magazine of the
same name, and North
Carolina is lucky enough
to be the first state to
get these stores. At
least, that's what Tyson
told me. He was the guy
behind the counter and he
was very cool. He was
also kind of cute�one
thing you don't find at
Electronics Boutique.
The other thing,
of course, is the reason
Ed and I went there in
the first place. They let
you try out the games.
They have three TVs set
up, one for each system,
and you can pick out any
game in the store to play
before you buy it. De-
spite the fact that Tyson
let us hang out in there
for a long time, playing
games and not buying
anything, 1 think they
generally frown on the
practice. Bottom line:
If you go have a mind
to purchase something.
(Besides, I told them I
was going to give them
free publicity by
writing the place up in
a newspaper column.
What a bunch of suck-
ers, eh?)
The board behind
the counter is like the
list of favorite fla-
vors at Baskin Robbins,
but without the cookie
dough ice cream. It
lists the 10 most
popular games on each
system. Beside the
counter is a bulletin
board of artwork people
have sent to the maga-
zine, complete with
Southpark's Kenny, Spawn,
Spider Man and my per-
that hugs the few gaming
systems they have�a
reassuring thought.
There is also a
vast quantity of manuals
for those of us who suck.
Personally, 1 could never
have gotten through "The
Phantom Menace" without
popping into the gaming
store every so often to
have a look at the next
move. Make fun of me all
you want. I don't care.
I neglected to ask
Tyson if he actually knew
anything about games. But
it doesn't matter whether
he did or not, because as
soon as Ed and I put in
"Crazy Taxi" on the
Dreamcast, we could see
for ourselves that mowing
people down on the
streets of the city in a
yellow cab was well worth
Ed is beating the crap out of me in "South Park
Rally (photo by Garrett McMillian)
sonal favorite, Agent
007.
But the best part
about this place is the
sheer volume of games
they have on hand. Though
they lack in PC games,
focusing mainly on "Tomb
Raider there is a
massive amount of
Playstation and N64 games
on hand to buy. The Sega
section is understandably
small compared to the
other two. Although
they're short on hard-
ware, they are heavy on
the stuffed Mario doll
the millions of dollars
47 hours or so of
gameplay cost.
So I highly recom-
mend, if you have nothing
to do and are sick of
your own boring games, to
check out Gamepro. Their
hours are 11-9 Monday through
Friday, 10-9 Saturday and 1-7
Sunday. Their phone number is
321-9231 if you have any silly
gamer questions.
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The East Carolinian, February 17, 2000
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