The East Carolinian, February 24, 2000

Volume 74, Issue 91
Staying active can beat that
beginning-of-the-week depression
16 days to go until Spring Break
Education Career Day
Education Career Day will take place
from 9 a.mnoon Friday, Feb. 25, in
Mendenhall. School systems from through-
out the state will be present to answer
questions, give out applications and receive
resumes. All Education-related majors
(speech language, school social workers,
school psychology) may attend. Interviews
are optional, but may be set-up between
12-3 p.m.
Spelling bee fana-raiser
The Tenth Annual Corporate Spelling
Bee, a fund-raiser to benefit Literacy Volun-
teers of America-Pitt County, will take place
at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, in the Plaza
Mall. Three-person teams from area com-
panies, schools and organizations will com-
pete in spelling contests for a trophy. The
Bee is sponsored by The Daily Reflector
and will feature past team winners and area
celebrity judges. Chancellor Eakin will
serve as the emcee. The public is invited to
attend and admission is free.
A lecture, "Exploring the Plight of the Af-
rican American in the New Millennium fea-
turing Taffye Benson Clayton, will take
placeat 6 p.m. tonight at the Ledonia
Wright African-American Cultural Center lo-
cated in the Bloxton House. The public is
invited to attend.
ECU plays Radford at Harrington Field
at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, and Sun-
day, Feb. 27.
Tribute to Motown
In celebration of Black History Month,
musicians at the School of Music will offer
"A Tribute to Motown at 8 p.m Saturday,
Feb. 26, in the Fletcher Building Recital
Hall. The concert is free.
Lady Pirates
The Lady Pirates will play George Ma-
son Sun. Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in Williams
Arena at Minges Coliseum.
Family Fare
"Caddie Woodlawn a play about a
high-spirited tomboy who helps keep the
peace between settlers and the Dakota In-
dians, is scheduled to be performed at 2
p.m in Wright Auditorium. The production
is part of the ECU Family Fare Series. Tick-
ets are $9 for adults and $5 for children. All
tickets at the door are $9. Contact: Central
Ticket Office, Mendenhall Student Center,
328-4788 or 1-800-ECU-ARTS.
Local author
Farmville native Lorraine Johnson
Coleman, who wrote the novel "Just Plain
Folks will visit Greenville on March 2.
Coleman will host a reading of some of her
other works at 3 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. at
the Greenville Museum of Art. A reception
and a public question and answer session
will follow.
Vote online at
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George Mason bests ECU 72-65
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and a low of 48
Vice Chancellor decides to remain at ECU
Ringeisen drops out of
ISU presidential search
Angela Harne
Dr. Richard Ringeisen, vice
chancellor of Academic Affairs,
steppped out of the running for
the Indiana State University
(ISU) presidency.
The ISU presidential selec-
tion process began this last fall
when Ringeisen was nominated
with over 100 other candidates.
"Usually when I get a nomi-
nation I look into it Ringeisen
said. "If it is interesting enough,
then I will consider it, like in this
Ringeisen said the main rea-
son he considered the ISU nomi-
nation was because grew up in
Indiana. I le later decided that he
was not ready to leave Greenville
and ECU, I le said the decision to
resign from the running was a
mutual decision made by ISU
and himself.
"I decided that 1 truly like
ECU Ringeisen said. "I am not
ready to leave during what I be-
lieve is the most exciting time of
history for our university
According to Ringeisen, he
chose to stay because ECU is un-
dergoing significant changes.
"We are the leading univer-
sity in information technology,
our advising is getting better, we
are trying to increase merit schol-
arships for students, we are try-
ing to keep kids in school, and
we are growing in quantity, qual-
ity and honors Ringeisen said.
"Plus, we are not done
Dr. Gary R. Lowe, interim as-
sistant to the vice chancellor for
Academic Affairs said he is very
pleased with Ringeisen's deci-
"I have been working with
him since he came to the univer-
sity Lowe said. "He has worked
hard since he began here, and
has accomplished a lot. I feel
Ringeisen does a great job inter-
acting with the deans and doing
what is right for the faculty. He's
a good man to work with, he is
very accessible and, in my opin-
ion, he's down-to-earth
Dr. Dave Watkins, special as-
sistant to the vice chancellor of
Academic Affairs for information
technology, said he is thrilled
Ringeisen decided to stay at
"I am very happy and Jump-
ing for joy over his decision to
stay Watkins said. "Ringeisen
has done a lot of good things for
the university, especially for my
area. He started the initiative for
information technology. I would
have hated to see him go
Chancellor Eakin is out of
town this week on business and
could not be contacted for com-
According to Ringeisen, dur-
ing the process the selection is
narrowed down through inter-
views, references and resumes. By
January, three candidates were
left in the running; himself, Sam
Planting the seeds of success
In celebration of Black History Month, Tre Nunley of the Eta Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,
Incorporated, reads a book about inventions and contributions of African-Americans to children in the Safe
Haven Weed and Seed Program. After the story, members of Alpha Phi Alpha showed the children a
movie, (photo by Terra Stembeiser)
GA survey evaluates
student satisfaction at ECU
Sophomores required to take poll
before registering for Fall 2000
Terra Steinbeiser
ECU, in collaboration with the UNC system, is
conducting a survey of all sophomores to evaluate
the university's overall effectiveness in academics
and campus services. �
Garry Barnes, vice president of the General
Administration's Program Assessment and Public
Service, said the sophomore survey is especially
important because it polls students at a crucial time
in their academic career.
"The survey polls students about issues they
are facing as they finish their general education
requirements and begin taking classes for their spe-
cific majors Barnes said.
The Office of Planning and Institutional Re-
search at each university is responsible for admin-
istering the surveys to students. In past years, the
survey has been conducted over the phone or via
the mall, but this year students will respond online.
Completion of the survey is required before a
sophomore can register for the next semester's
"A flag is placed on every sophomore's ID num-
ber that will not allow them to register said Rob-
ert Thompson, director of the Office of
I'lanningand Institutional Research. "Once it's in
the system that they've taken the survey, the flag
is removed and they can register like normal
The sophomore survey is one of a set of sur-
veys conducted by the UNC General Administra-
tion (GA) to compare student satisfaction acrossthe
public-university system. Students are als polled
at freshman orientation, the end of theirsenior year
and one year after graduation.
"Every campus is required to have an institu-
tion-effectiveness plan and this survey is
designedto help individual campuses assess their
needs Barnes said. "The survey also plays a role
in determining who gets money for programs when
schools make their performance-program budget-
ing requests to the Board of Governors
Although Social Security numbers are required
to keep track of who has completed the survey, all
published results are kept confidential.
"I wish we could find a better way to do these
surveys that are less intrusive, but that is a prob-
lem we're still facing Thompson said.
If you are a sophomore who has completed 45-
60 credit hours, 30 of which are from ECU, the
easiest way to complete the survey is to go to the
following Web site: http:intranet.ecu.edustu-
dentsophomore survey.cfm
This writer can be contacted at
news@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
C. Kirkpatrick, president at Uni-
versity of Texas at San Antonio
and Dr. Lloyd W. Benjamin HI,
vice president of academic affairs
at Valdosta State University. Ben-
jamin taught art for six years at
ECU beforing going to Valdosa.
Ringeisen said once it was
down to three candidates, they
each had to go through a three
day period of interviews to de-
cide if they truly wanted the po-
"I decided ECU is a good
place Ringeisen said.
His wife, Carolyn Ringeisen
told The Daily Reflector that
they love the community and
the people in it.
According to Teresa Exline,
director of public affairs for ISU
their Board of Trustees offered
the position to Benjamin on
Sunday, Feb. 19.
Ringeisen came to in ECU
during the summer of 1996. Pre-
viously, he was the head of the
mathematical sciences depart-
ment at Clemson, and also the
Dean of Sciences at Old Domin-
This writer can be contacted at
Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs,
Dr. Richard Ringeisen, has been a
member of the ECU faculty since
1996. He was a candidate for the
presidency of Indiana State
University but chose to remain at
ECU. (file photo) .
New state law taxes
Internet purchases
Records audited to
check for compliance
Angela McKay
The 1999 state income tax
form now includes a new con-
sumer use tax on all goods
purchased over the Internet
since January of last year.
The consumer use tax is
the first of its kind. It requires
citizens to pay a 6 percent tax
on the total amount of money
spent for goods from the
The North Carolina Gen-
eral Assembly put this law in
action by directing the De-
partment of Revenue to start
collecting the tax. The law re-
cently became a national is-
sue after other states adopted
Citizens must gather all re-
ceipts from online purchases
and calculate exactly how
much additional sales tax is
owed. The Department of
Revenue will audit credit
records to check for compli-
After concern grew among
business owners who fear they
are losing revenue to e-com-
merce, the General Assembly
implemented the law. How-
ever, e-commerce makes up
only one quarter of the
nation's economic growth.
Several students and staff
members who have used the
Internet for shopping said
they feel the tax is unreason-
"How am I supposed to re-
member everything I bought
on the Internet? " freshman
Genevieve Daly said. "Not ev-
erybody keeps their receipts.
It doesn't seem fair, it's like a
violation of privacy
Senior Marcus Perry
"I don't believe they
should cut taxes, but I believe
this tax is ridiculous because
it's a double tax he said.
"We're not taking from mer-
chants because we are buying
from merchants on the
Internet. It's like saying you
took from Wal-Mart because
you bought something from
Gail Munde, associate di-
rector of Joyner Library, said
that she understands wanting
to support local merchants,
"I don't understand
why you should
punish people that
purchase items off
the Internet"
Gail Munde
but does not feel that the con-
sumer use tax is the way to do
it. "I don't understand why
you should punish people that
occasionally purchase items
off the Internet Munde said.
"If the additional tax went
back into the local business
economy then maybe I
wouldn't mind paying it
Congress and the Clinton
Administration are working
with the World Trade Organi-
zation to forswear e-commerce
taxes on a global scale.
According to Charles
Fuller, director for North Caro-
lina Citizens for a Sound
Economy(NCCSE), a U.S.
Commission, chaired by Vir-
ginia Governor Jim Gilmore,
is now trying to carve out a
long-term policy on Internet
taxation. Despite the fact that
the consumer use tax is already
in effect, Internet taxation is a
relatively new issue with an
uncertain future.
"We need to unleash the
full potential of the high-tech
economy for consumers by
breaking down obsolete gov-
ernment barriers Fuller said.
Fuller has found support
from other government offi-
cials such as presidential hope-
ful Sen. John McCain. McCain
just signed a bill extending a
federal ban on Internet taxing
The Associated Press
quotes Wake County Commis-
sioner Betty Mangum, con-
cerned about the effect of e-
commerce on municipal bud-
gets, saying "I think that's a
joke because who's going to
put it down? I'm not
This writer can be contacted at
amckay@studentmedia. ecu. edu

The East Carolinian
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000
Duke University�For the second time in a
week. Associate Dean of Judicial Affairs Kacie
Wallace suspended a Greek organization pending
investigations of excessive drinking. As of last Fri-
,day morning, Phi Kappa Psi cannot participate in
any fraternity activity, social or otherwise.
The official investigation of Phi Psi, to be an-
nounced today in a press release, will begin early
this week. Although the group was allowed to issue
� bids Sunday, it was required to tell pledges about its
judicial status.
Phi Psi's suspension is linked to the investiga-
tion of Pi Beta Phi sorority�a group under scrutiny
for allegations that it has repeatedly created atmo-
I spheres encouraging alcohol abuse.
Following charges that women were forced to
drink and walk home in the snow from Pi Phi's bid
night, the sorority participated in a Feb. 4 "Catho-
. lie Schoolgirls" mixer with Phi Psi that allegedly
involved some of the same risky behavior.
"I do know that EMS and serious medical issues
were involved on that particular night said Assis-
tant Vice President for Student Affairs Sue Wasiolek.
"It was the correlation of that evidence between
medical needs and that party which led to these
' suspensions
Trinity senior and Phi Psi President Kevin
Marchetti declined to comment on the allegations,
but said he was conducting an internal investiga-
tion of the questioned mixer.
"I'm investigating, trying to figure out exactly
what went on Marchetti said. "We're working with
the university to resolve this as quickly and thor-
oughly as possible. This is not an ordinary, every-
day event for us
Wallace added that Phi Psi's judicial record con
tributed to the suspension. The fraternity has been
I on social suspension for the last two semesters and
. was on probation this semester.
Meanwhile, Wallace spent the weekend inter-
viewing Pi Phi members and talking with the
sorority's national representatives. She expects to
decide whether to bring formal charges against the
sorority by mid-week.
"I thought it was better for us to issue a press
release about the facts rather than having people
running around (campus Wallace said, discuss-
ing the announcements of the Pi Phi and Phi Psi
suspensions via press release�a method rarely used
to address Greek life. "It's better for us to get infor-
mation out there than have people make assump-
She added that much of local media attention
has focused incorrectly on hazing questions.
University of Wisconsin�According to a re-
cent study, pulling an all-nighter may have more
benefits than many students believe.
The study, done by researchers at the Univer-
sity of California, suggests that more of the brain
actually begins functioning after sleep deprivation.
Contrary to expectations, researchers found that
after 35 hours without sleep, the pre-frontal cortex
of the brain becomes more active. The pre-frontal
cortex aids in short-term memory functions, com-
pensating for the effects of sleep loss. However,
some local experts warned against the findings of
the study.
"Mental abilities are impaired by sleep restric-
tion said Steve Weber of the UW Hospital Sleep
Disorder Clinic. "Performance is affected beyond
48 hours
Many UW-Madison students also find the re-
sults of the study hard to believe.
"1 hear you go crazy after 72 hours said sopho-
more Kenzie Riesselman. "I believe that your mind
starts moving in other directions when you don't
have enough energy
Other students saw the study as an intriguing
insight into the realms of the mind.
"1 think the study makes sense said senior
Gretchen Chojnacki. "The body always has ways
of overcoming struggles
According to the study, the region of the brain
known as the parietal lobe, which collates infor-
mation, becomes more active after a lack of sleep.
This compensation is more effective when dealing
with language rather than mathematical problems.
Many UW students are forced to experience dreaded
all-nighters. Regardless of how mysteriously their
bodies function, everyone seems to have a way to
combat the nighttime sleepiness.
"As a landscape architecture student, it's almost
expected to have a few sleepless nights Riesselman
said. "I drink coffee and listen to music
Pulling the occasional all-nighter is not un-
healthy, Weber said. However, the repetition of con-
stant all-nighters can be hard on the body.
"Repeated episodes of no sleep during a week
will affect irritability and nastiness he said. "This
can affect quality of life
Although drinking plenty of coffee may seem
like the answer to staying awake after a long night,
caffeine is not something that should replace sleep,
Weber said.
"When studying for exams, take a catnap of
20-30 minutes rather than boosting yourself with
stimulants he said. "It's better to compensate with
sleep than coffee or Mountain Dew
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troops in Manilla
MANILA, Philippines (AP)�
More than 700 U.S. troops who ar-
rived in Manila Tuesday will be for-
bidden from drinking alcohol and
entering bars during breaks in mili-
tary exercises with Philippine
troops, a U.S. commander said.
The strict rules apparently are in
reaction to concerns raised by Phil-
ippine critics that the large-scale
joint exercises the first in five years
will bring increased prostitution
and crimes by U.S. troops.
The landing ship USS McHenry
arrived in Manila Tuesday from
Okinawa, Japan, carrying 788 per-
sonnel who will take part in naval
exercises at a Philippine marine base
in Cavite province, south of Manila.
"When they do get off they've
got a few ground rules to follow
said the ship's commander, Richard
"They can't consume any alco-
hol, they can't go in any bars, ev-
eryone will be back on board by
midnight and the buddy system is
mandatory Landolt said.
Left-wing groups have held a
variety of protests against the re-
sumption of large-scale military ex-
ercises. At one time, protesters
burned women's underwear bearing
the words "prostitution "AIDS"
and "crime" in front of the U.S.
Embassy in Manila.
Military ties with the United
States remain a highly sensitive
topic more than seven years after
the last U.S. base was closed by the
Philippine government, ending
nearly a century of heavy U.S. mili-
tary presence.
More than 2,300 American per-
sonnel and a similar number of Fili-
pinos are taking part in the month-
long land, air and sea exercises,
which end March 3.
See TROOPS, page 3
Maneuvering over
abortion bill scuttled
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP)�Five of
the six Democrats on the Health
and Welfare Committee were out of
the room Friday on various errands,
so supporters of an abortion bill
sensed their opportunity.
Rep. Thomas DePoy, R-Rutland,
asked to take up the bill, which
would require a minor's parents to
be notified 48 hours before she had
an abortion.
But he didn't get very far. The
one remaining Democrat, Rep. Mark
Woodward of Johnson, said it was
inappropriate to try to ram through
a bill that a majority of the full com-
mittee didn't support.
So Woodward got up and left the
room, too, leaving the Republicans
one vote shy of the quorum needed
to take action.
"That isn't the way we operate
in that committee Woodward said.
"I've never seen it happen in my six
years here
But it may be one of the few
ways to force action on the bill,
which has been pending for more
than year. Its fate has been a politi-
cal drama since almost the day the
committee was appointed last year.
The five Republicans on the
See BILL, page 3
Feb. 21
Auto Accident�A staff
member reported that he
struck a student's vehicle
while backing into a parking
space east of Scott Hall.
Fugitive Warrant�A stu-
dent was arrested during a
traffic stop after it was
found that he was wanted
by a Maryland County
Sheriff's Department for
robbery with a dangerous
Harassing Phone Calls�A
student in Tyler Hail re-
ported receiving multiple
harassing calls within the
last two weeks.
Feb. 22
Hit and Run�A student
reported that his vehicle was
struck while parked in the
lot south of Mendenhail.
Larceny�A student re-
ported that his bike was sto-
len from the rack northwest
of Umstead Hall.
Possession of Stolen Prop-
erty�A student was arrested
after officers saw him riding
a bike that had been re-
ported stolen earlier that
Simple Assault�A stu-
dent reported that he was
assaulted by another stu-
dent during a dispute in the
Carol Belk Building. The vic-
tim declined prosecution,
but a campus appearance
ticket was issued.
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older), but must obtain a guest pass prior to the event
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at the Central Ticket Office in MSC from 8:30 a.m toVoo
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U.S. military officials have promised American sol-
diers will behave, but Philippine officials are taking their
own precautions.
Defense Secretary Orlando Mercado has said U.S.
troops will be encouraged to play sports during breaks
in the exercises "to keep their testosterone levels down
Officials of Angeles city, the site of the former U.S. Clark
Air Base where some exercises will be held, recently
advised nightclubs to stock up on condoms to prevent
a rise in sexually transmitted diseases.
The United States suspended major military exer-
cises in the Philippines in December 1996 after Manila
closed a loophole shielding U.S. military personnel from
prosecution for crimes committed in the country.
Last May, the Philippine Senate approved the re-
sumption of large-scale exercises, granting the United
States jurisdiction over crimes committed by Ameri-
can personnel while on duty in the Philippines.
Florida's governor, Cabinet approve
affirmative action overhaul
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FEB. 24 AT 7 P.M. IN MSC 242 AND FEB. 29 AT NOON IN MSC 212
Considering apartment dwelling? This program has all the answers to your ques-
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leaves town and he finds out that the only way to inherit any of his grandfather's
fortune is to be married by 6:05 p.m. on his 30 birthday - tomorrow! You and a
guest get in free when you present your valid ECU One Card.
To Jam With a live Band
The Flaming Skunks will perform with special guests
Mountebanks. Good ska. Good punk. Free Admission.
Free Pizza.
To Win Phat CASH
You know the lingo, well now its time to BINGO. Bingo Night is fun for everyone,
especially when there is cash involved. But no need to bring cash to play - Bingo
Night is FREE to all ECU students with a valid ECU One Card.
To &o Greek!
Join Grant Foster as he explores ancient Greece and travels through its picturesque
Mediterranean beaches in his film Greece and Its Aegean Islands. You can add an
optional tantalizer to this excursion by purchasing a ticket for the theme dinner. Get
your film tickets for free at the Central Ticket Office by showing your valid ECU One
Card. Dinner tickets may be purchased for $12 using either your meal plan, declin-
ing balance, or cash and must be reserved by today.
To Join the Biggest Party of the Year
Mardi Gras 2000 will be the biggest blow-out of the year and will feature a perfor-
mance from the ever-popular Mike Mesmer "Eyes" at 10:30 p.m. So hurry on down
to this Louisiana-style party for loads of food from the Bayou Buffet, video karaoke,
Bourbon Street bingo, Canal Street glow-pin bowling, and Royal Street billiards � all
FREE. Not to mention the Lady Luck Casino loaded with fabulous prizes and the
tattoo parlor your parents warned you about. Your favorite DJ, J Arthur, will be on
hand to spin the hottest jams all night long in the Club Mystique. And don't forget
to grab a piece of King Cake before you witness the coronation of the King and
Queen. Its all free and it is, oh, so much fun!
All ECU Students will be admitted with a valid ECU One Card. You may also bring
a guest (high school age or older) but you must obtain a guest pass prior to the
event. Guest passes will be available Feb. 28-March 3, 2000 at the Central Ticket
Office in MSC from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and at the Todd Dining Hall Meal Plan
Office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On March 3, passes will be available from 9 a.m. to 10
p.m. at the Student Rec Center.
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Florida's state government Tuesday
became the first to voluntarily ban
race and gender preferences in col-
lege admissions, part of the
governor's "One Florida" plan to
end affirmative action.
Gov. Jeb Bush and the indepen-
dently elected Cabinet voted 4-2 to
stop considering race and gender as
factors in admission. The plan in-
stead promises that students who
graduate in the top 20 percent of
their high school class and complete
a college preparatory curriculum
will get into at least one of the 10
state universities.
Another portion of the plan,
which did not require Cabinet ap-
proval, prohibits consideration of
race and gender in the awarding of
state contracts by departments that
report to the governor. Such agen-
cies include the departments of Vet-
erans Affairs and Transportation.
The plan also streamlines the
application process for state con-
tracts and encourages businesses
owned by women and minorities to
enter bids.
"By September, what you will see
is an increased number of African-
Americans and Hispanics attending
the State University System he
Similar bans on affirmative ac-
tion are already in force in Texas by
federal court order and in Califor-
nia and Washington state under a
referendum vote.
The changes in Florida, which
take effect immediately, were ap-
proved last week by the Board of
Regents, the governing body of the
state's public universities.
"Students will know they were
admitted not because of their race
or gender, but because of their aca-
demic performance said Chancel-
lor Adam Herbert.
Opponents of the plan promised
to keep fighting. Several provisions
still require legislative approval, in-
cluding adding $20 million in fi-
nancial aid for college students, and
other funds to make sure high
school sophomores can take prepa-
ratory college entrance exams.
See ACTION, page 4
from page 2
Health and Welfare Committee support the bill and
want it to be fully debated in committee and forwarded
to the full House. They say it's less an abortion bill,
than a bill guaranteeing parents a voice in medical de-
cisions involving their daughters.
"It just says you've got to tell your parents if you're
under-age LiePoy said.
The six Democrats on the panel oppose it and see
no reason to send a bill to the floor with a recommen-
dation to defeat it, as advocates have suggested. They
argue that there may be legitimate reasons that a girl
doesn't want to talk to her parents, such as family abuse.
"It's a fact that we don't live in an Ozzie and Harriet
world anymore said Committee Chairman Paul
Poirier, D-Barre.
So the two sides have been in a stalemate. DePoy
decided Friday to try to break it.
"I wasn't pulling any tricks DePoy said. When
you're in the minority, you've got to do what you've
got to do
Here's what happened Friday.
Poirier and Vice Chairwoman Ann Pugh, D-South
Burlington, happened to be in a meeting with Gov.
Howard Dean on an unrelated subject.
Three other Democrats were outside the meeting
on other business as the hour wore on toward lunch.
So, with just the five Republicans and Democrat Wood-
ward in the meeting, DePoy moved to take up the pa-
rental notification bill.
Sensing a political maneuver, Woodward told his
GOP colleagues he would have no part of it and left.
"1 was just trying to bring it up, get it on the table
DePoy said, who did not answer directly when asked
whether he was trying to force a vote while opponents
were away.
Poirier, a staunch opponent of the bill and also a
veteran of the political gamesmanship that frequently
goes on in the Statehouse, later appeared to be amused
by the maneuver and described it as clever. He didn't
argue DePoy's right to try the tactic.
"We operate by the rules around here he said.
Poirier remains firmly against the bill and he says
taking it to the full House, where he's convinced it
would fail, would probably waste an entire day of pre-
cious legislative time.
He also has no plans to take up the bill in commit-
tee. Opponents are free to try other maneuvers, such
as trying to tack the bill on another piece of legislation
as an amendment or asking the full House to yank it
out of Health and Welfare, he said.
But until that happens, Poirier said, it will stay where
it's at because that's the way the committee system
"Why don't I bring all eighty-five bills in my com-
mittee to a vote on the floor of the House?" he asked
rhetorically. "I run a fair committee
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Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000
Phony, realistic-looking guns trouble police
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)�The
gun left at the scene looked real to
Henry Lee.
The state's public safety commis-
sioner one of the nation's top fo-
rensic experts saw the gun while
Investigating the fatal shooting last
year of Aquan Salmon by a city po-
lice officer.
When he tested it in his lab,
though, he said he was shocked to
find the gun was just a cigarette
"1 said, 'Wow, this is so real
Lee said last week. "When we com-
pared it with a real gun, it had all
the same detail and design the trig-
ger, the trigger guard, grip, barrel
Police say phony guns come in
all shapes and sizes and are preva-
lent across the country, despite laws
banning lookalike firearms for more
than a decade in Connecticut and
other states.
In many cases, such as the
Salmon shooting, police have killed
or seriously injured people after
mistaking fake guns for real ones.
State needs more
English teachers
RALEIGH (AP)�North Caro-
lina can expect to see the num-
ber of students who do not speak
English continue to grow, along
with the number of languages
they speak, state school officials
, say.
While large numbers of His-
panic students are attending
schools in some areas, the state
is also drawing students who
speak Korean, Chinese and east-
ern European languages that are
not common here.
"Up until very recently, this
state has been the least ethnically
diverse state in the United
States Charles Coble of the Uni-
versity of North Carolina told the
Joint Legislative Committee on
Education Oversight Monday.
"But that is changing. We hear
the plea for more teachers, but
where do they need them and
what do they need to do?"
"We can expect to deal with
diverse languages said Fran
Hoch of the state Department of
Public Instruction. "When you
have unrest in the world, you see
people fleeing that country and
ending up in America.
"We are getting children from
Kosovo now. We had students
who spoke Arabic during the
Gulf War she said.
from page 3
State Sen. Kendrick Meek, one of
two black Democrats who staged a
25-hour sit-in in the lieutenant
governor's office last month to pro-
test One Florida, warned he would
amend the bills to make sure they
don't pass.
"I'm convinced this is no time
to dismantle policies that seek to
protect minorities and women
siid Insurance Commissioner Bill
Nelson, one of the Cabinet mem-
bers who voted against the ban
Tuesday. "The One Florida initiative
is creating two Floridas that divide
people by racial lines
Senate officials expect SO buses
carrying as many as 2,200 protest-
ers to descend on Tallahassee on
March 7, the first day of the legisla-
tive session. The date also was cho-
sen in part because it is the 35th
anniversary of the Rev. Martin
Luther King Jrs march in Selma,
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as law enforcement officers, not just
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you take into account factors like
darkness and officers seeing them
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The prosecutor who cleared
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The East Carolinian 8
oasl Carolinian
Holly G. Harris, Editor
Terra Steinbeiser, News Editor Stephen Schramm, Sports Editor
Susan Wright, Features Editor Melyssa Ojeda, Head Copy Editor.
Emily Richardson, Photography Editor Joey Ellis, Stall Illustrator
Daniel E. Cox, Web Media Director Janet Respess, Ad Manager
Serving Ihe ECU community since 1925, The East Carolin-
ian prinls 11,000 copies every Tuesday and Thursday dur-
ing Ihe regular academic year. The lead editorial in each
edilion is ihe opinion ol Ihe majority ol Ihe Edilorial Board
and is written in lum by Edilorial Board members. The East
Carolinian welcomes letters lo Ihe editor, limited lo 250 words
(which may be ediled lor decency or brevity at Ihe editor's
discretion). The East Carolinian reserves Ihe right lo edit or
reject letters lor publication. All letters must be signed and
include a telephone number. Letters may be sent by e-mail
lo or to The Easl Carolinian.
Student Publications Building, Greenville, NC 27858-4353!
For additional information, call 252-328-6366.
Officials say that they fear
that local merchants are
losing business to e-
commerce. Last time we
checked, competilion
between businesses was
one of the pillars ol
New technology can always be counted on to bring about social, le-
gal and political changes, but sometimes it doesn't'make a whole lot of
The State Department of Revenue obviously wants to get in on all the
money they see being made on the Internet and have thus come up with
what is known as a consumer-use tax. On your 1999 state income tax
form you have to report how much money you spent on items purchased
outside of North Carolina, including things off the Internet and out of
catalogues, and pay the standard six percent sales tax on it. The state has
actually found a way to make money off of goods made and sold in other
Officials say that they fear that local merchants are losing business to
e-commerce. Last time we checked, competition between businesses was
one of the pillars of capitalism. Besides, there are Internet merchants and
catalog companies based in North Carolina who have buyers within the
state pay sales tax at the time the item is purchased. Are they being taxed
twice for the same purchase? Not to mention, these in-state companies
are undoubtedly selling things to people out-of-state, so our local mer-
chants are benefiting from this e-commerce.
Seriously, if they think this consumer use tax is reasonable, what will
they think of next? An extra tax on food purchased in a drive-through at
a fast-food restaurant? Chances are, if you go through the drive-through,
you'll be eating in your car and not at one of the tables in their dining
room. They pay people to clean those tables you know, and if they're
paying people to clean tables that no one is eating at, then they are losing
money. A bill proposing a drive-through tax would never be passed be-
cause it is completely ludicrous. Unfortunately, it seems that for some
reason when it comes to the Internet, politicians and legislators feel the
need to push the limits and see how far people will let them go.
Who watches this stuff?
I'm just happy to be here; here's why
Patrick McMahon
This entire column is going to be about how happy
I am right now. Do you want to know why I am happy?
Well, let me tell you why. I'm happy because the sun
is shining. I'm happy because Emily surprised me Sun-
day night with four daisies. (Call me a fairy but I am a
sucker for daisies.) She has a tendency of surprising
me, and trust me, the gesture made my cheeks hurt
from smiling so much.
I'm happy because my sister is graduating (on time)
in May and because I'm so damn proud of what she
has accomplished. I love ya Katie. Good luck and best
wishes for your new life outside of college. May your
life be as rewarding as trie time, patience and love you
have so graciously given me over the years. Oh, the
places you'll go! (Gratuitous exclamation point in-
serted for dramatic effect.)
I'm happy because school is going so well. I'm
happy because I have wonderful professors, especially
Professor Raynor in the English department. I'm happy
because I had the pleasure of being in Dr. Day's phys-
ics class last semester and Dr. Mangum's political sci-
ence class my freshman year. I'm happy because I at-
tend ECU. I'm happy because I live on the Hill and
always have a parking spot when 1 need one (sorry). I
am happy that ECU is as diverse as it is.
I am happy because my family is healthy and Pap
(yes, I call my grandfather "Pap") has recovered fully
from eye surgery. 1 am happy my roommate's father's
accident wasn't any worse than what it was.
I'm happy because I love my work. I am happy that
people are actually reading the Fountainhead now.
(Trust me, check out today's issue.) I am happy because
this weekend was the first quiet one I've had in three
years�even though my car was towed from
Georgetown Apartments.
I am happy because I LOVE ALL OF YOU PEOPLE. I
am happy because the nightmares about Travis' death
have stopped. I am happy because last Saturday I went
to my first ECU baseball game of the year and it was
warm. I am happy because Jeff Gordon didn't wjp the
Daytona 500. Second to last but not second place.
I'm happy because I found an old Willie Nelson al-
bum in my grandma's house. I am happy because I got
glasses over Christmas break and for the first time in
20 years, I can read something more than ten feet away.
I am happy because I am happy, not sad.
For the longest time a lot of things went wrong for
me and now it seems like things are finally falling into
place. I am happy that God has blessed me so much. I
am happy because of the friends that 1 have.
And last but not least, I am happy that you read my
column all the way through. Seeing my column read
by all of you people makes me feel somewhat special.
Thank you all.
This writer can be contacted at
Chris Sachs
Did you all see the show on television last week
called "Who Wants to Marry a Multi-millionaire?"
Well I didn't, but I did read about it and saw a blurb
on CNN. I am so thankful I did not waste time watch-
ing something so awful and boring. But that is not
where the problem lies; the problem lies in the fact
that about IS million other people did. Now I know
television was scraping the bottom of the ratings bar-
rel with "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" and "21
but with this new ridiculous concept television has
shown that if you lift the barrel
It boggles the imagination what modern-day
Americans will watch on television these days, and it
is even worse what Hollywood has come up with re-
cently. Here are a bunch of television writers�earn-
ing hundreds of thousands of dollars a year�sitting
around a table thinking of new and bizarre concept
shows that average Americans will drool over, watch-
ing with Rain Man loyalty. And the sad fact is that
people are watching.
In fact, they are watching in record numbers and
talking about these shows with child-like enthusiasm
the next day at work. "Did you see 'Who Wants to
Sleep With a Baboon?' last night? It was amazing! I
thought I was going to cry when she won I would
love to line up all 40 million of the lobotomy patients
and re-enact a massive Three Stooges-like slapfest. How
about a show called "Who Has No Dignity or Self-
Now I don't want to be oh-holier-than-thou about
television because I am known to crash on the couch
every now and then with a box of Chinese food and a
glass of bourbon, watching a goofy movie or a dumb
sitcom. But it is not routine for me and I don't get
into them enough to hold discussion groups or de-
bate sessions the next day. Everyone needs to be a
vegetable in front of the TV every now and again. It
shows that we don't have to be so serious and prag-
matic all the time; that we can just let our hair down.
There are people who watch this garbage every
night, and many who video tape shows so that they
don't miss what happened while they were out doing
something that was probably more important. Has tele-
vision become so important to us that people actually
record shows while they are not home? Has television
seized the moral high ground?
Has television become our new worship altar? Ev-
ery night people lay down their prayer rugs in front of
the boob tube and give worship�for up to six hours a
night. Churches and volunteer organizations would
give their right arm to have people as committed. People
have replaced memorizing scripture with Frito-Lay com-
mercials and cut back on reading intelligent books so
they can find out who won a million bucks by answer-
ing, "What goes with lima beans in succotash? A.) Beets
B.) Corn C.) Jim Beam D.) All the above That was
actual question! (Not actual answers, though.)
I saw on the news that the stupid woman and the
rich loser slept in different cabins on the honeymoon
cruise, have not kissed since the first night and he is
now seeking an annulment. So it was a match made in
Hell, and you all fell for it. Women all over the world
sighed with the silly fantasy of being swept away by a
rich and dashing jet-setter, but they have forgotten all
the values that make women as wonderful as they are:
the need for passion, true and lasting love, a real sotfl
connection. But nowadays the concept is old-fashioned
and a woman will get on national television and sho
millions of people that she has no concept of love and
wants to marry a bank account. The guy could look
like he came in third place in a hatchet fight, but if he's
rich, he's set. Now that's shallow.
Heck, I can't talk too much, for years I have been
looking for some rich, old sea hag with a weak heart
that I can marry, and wait for her to kick the bucket so
I can fly away with my 18-year-old mistress. But, hejij
I'm a man, I know I have no morals and I am comfort-
able with that. Plus, I have not been able to findi
woman like that in Greenville. (If you know of on
please e-mail me.) Until then, stop watching these
shows, and if you are going to watch TV for hours on
end, watch PBS and donate some money. You might
learn something and save your soul, too.
This writer can be contacted at
csachs@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
Who's the man?�Alan Keyes
Mark Larado
I know what you're thinking, "Mark, aren't you
running for president already? Then why are you sup-
porting the Republican candidate nominee Alan
Well, as you may already know, I was running for
president on the Free Pony and Ice Cream ticket with
my running mate Ol' Dirty Bastard. Unfortunately,
our political party ran into some inner turmoil that
split our party in half, involving that famous, well-
debated issue, which will stick in the American psyche
until the end of time: sprinkles vs. syrup. Besides, even
if our party didn't collapse, I don't think my running
mate, ODB, will get out of jail in time for the Nov. 2
So now that I'm out of the running, like any other
failed politician, I must chose the candidate that best
represents the ideals of my fomer can.paign. This is
in the hope that my supporters, all three of them
(myself included), will switch their allegiance and back
this candidate's bid for the presidency. The candidate
that best represents my ideals is Alan Keyes. Because,
just like my campaign and I, he has NO CHANCE IN
But the whole point of this article is that YOU can
help support his campaign so that he will at least come
within 10 points of second during any one of next
week's primaries. By coming in close to second, maybe
just maybe, the other two Republican candidates will
actually acknowledge that Keyes is in fact in the race.
So, why should you support a man like Alan Keyes?
For one thing, Alan Keyes has no political experience.
I, for one, am for a president who has no experience.
That way, if anything bad happens, like an accidental
nuclear launch, Alan Keyes can always rely on his in-
experience to give a just reason for his actions�much
like the cook burning some hamburgers at McDonald's
on his first day because he didn't know how long to
fry them.
Also, most people don't know this, but Alan Keyes
has super powers. He has the ability to use telepathy
to call the creatures in the deep blue sea to aid him
whenever he is in grave danger. He also has an invis-
ible plane and a secret fortress made out of ice around
the North Pole.
But Alan Keyes' greatest qualifications is that he is
the half-brother of Shaft. You have a country that has
an enormous national debt, you have cities growing
in crime, and "Beverly Hills, 90210" is going off the
air. Who are you going to call? You call Alan Keyes,
because he's one bad mother�shut your mouth.
This writer can be contacted at
mlarado@studenlmedia. ecu. edu.
Dear Editor,
Please pardon the following rant, but there are a
few things I must get off my chest.
First of all is the issue of Social Security Numbers
being used as student ID numbers. According to Fed-
eral Law, any time you are asked for your Social Secu-
rity Number, you must be provided with a Privacy Act
of 1974 statement�because by law the Social Security
Number is not supposed to be used for anything other
than Social Security purposes.
The importance of this is more than the security of
your academic records�many companies make money
by selling information they have collected into dos-
siers keyed to your SSN. They're called credit reports. If
someone has your SSN, they can use it in such a way as
to ruin your credit rating, and there's not much you
can do about it. Oh sure, you can write a letter explain-
ing the situation, and the company has to keep that
letter in your file, but do you believe it will have an
actual impact on the decision of the persons checking
your file? If you do, I have a bridge to sell you. Cash
only, and in small bills please�used bills and non-con-
secutive serial numbers preferred.
I know it's another number to memorize if we
change to a random number, but who cares? Is it all
that hard to remember another? I mean, we remember
phone numbers, right? And why must it be a number?
Why can't it be by name? Do we really want to be re-
duced to numbers?
Okay, so your last name is Smith, and there are seven
billion Smiths on campus. Big deal. Do you all have
the exact same name? For the ones who do, you just
look at the birth date. If there are.enough of y'all that
have the exact same name and birth date, well maybe
you should all get together and form your own coun-
try or something.
I just generally think it's a bad idea to assist in our
own dehumanization.
Dear Editor, ;
This letter is in response to Dorcus Brule's column
"Professors shouldn't enforce attendance policies
We are being forced to write this letter of recom-
mendation for Ms. Dorcas A. Brule due to the fact she
pays tuition and, therefore, owns the school. Curi-
ously, we have no recollection of Ms. Brule other than
her name being in the computer.
She rarely attended classes and knows almost noth-
ing about what was discussed during classtime. We
had numerous group projects, but (in accordance to
her self-imposed non-attendance policy) she was un-
able to receive participation credit.
It would be difficult to recommend her for a man-
agement position because she does not believe em-
ployees need to be at work to get paid. It would be .
equally difficult to recommend her as an employee
due to her supreme arrogance and contempt for supe-
A professor knows when they have a superior stu- �
dent who will be a valuable and dedicated contribu-
tor to an organization. Ms. Brule is unlikely to be one
of those candidates.
Marc Krein
Michael Ruff
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Monkeying around
Music professors have unique teaching tools
Capuchins are found in the tropical forests of
Central and South America. The name is derived
from the cap of dark hair on the monkey's crown,
which resembles the cowl worn by a Capuchin
monk The monkeys are active by day and go
about in troops, mainly in the tops of tall trees,
feeding on fruits
and small animals.
Members of the
troop may sound an
alarm caH to warn of
an approaching en-
are the animals that
are closely related
(physically and genetically)
to humans. Two species of chimpanzees exist:
the common chimpanzee, which is found in
dense jungle and more open wooded savanna
and the bonobo (commonly known as pygmy)
who are only found in a small region of thick
jungle in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
in Central Africa.
Chimpanzees form
loosely organized
bands of two to 80
individuals on fairly
large home
ranges, where the
animals remain for
years. Males never
migrate. Except be-
tween mother and
young, little permanency exists in individual rela-
tionships. Members of a band cooperate in hunt-
ing and sharing food. On finding a food source,
they hoot, scream and slap logs to attract others.
A cohstant interplay occurs between adults, and
all members of the group groom one another.
Both species of chimpanzee are listed as endan-
gered species in the wild by the World Conserva-
tion Union.
Gibbon is a common name for any of the
small anthropoid apes found in the subequatorial
forests of India, Indochina and the Malay Archi-
pelago. Its most notable characteristic is its long
arms, by which it swings from tree to tree with
great agility, using its hands as hooks rather than
grasping the limbs. The gibbon is the only an-
thropoid ape to walk on its hind limbs only, usu-
ally raising its arms for balance. They are usually
quiet during the day but commonly howl at sun-
rise and in the late afternoon.
A common name for a genus of tree monkeys
of Africa, Guenons are widely found in the
warmer, forested regions. The guenon is a slen-
der monkey that has long arms and legs and a
�long, straight tail. It has a round head with a
short face, large cheek pouches and well-devel-
oped whiskers and beard. About 17 species of
guenpns have been identified; the individual spe-
cies vary primarily in the coloration and markings
of their fur. "
Latin for the word nocturnal spirits, Lemurs
make up five closely related families within the
primate order. Lemurs are confined to the island
of Madagascar off the east coast of Africa. Ex-
cept for the indri, all lemurs have long tails, but
the tail is never prehensile�it cannot be
wrapped around branches and used as an extra
grip. Lemur diets consist primarily of flowers,
leaves and fruit. Like the rest of the primates, le-
murs, display a wide variety of social structures.
Some lemurs live in family groups of a mated
pair and their young, but other species live in
matriarchal groups where the females dominate
the males.
Macaques, also known as the rhesus mon-
keys Jive in a great variety of habitats, primarily
in Asia. They are much used in medical research
and are found throughout India and into north-
eastern China,
Indochina, and
Nepal. The crab-eat-
ing macaque lives in
mangrove swamps,
forests and urban ar-
ea in southeastern
Asia. These primates
have cheek pouches
into which they can
cram a great deal of
foqd. Macaques five
in troops of varying
sizes, in which both
males and females
have dominance orders. When females are busy
with newboms, the males take charge.
ECU School of Music
emphasizes performance
Joe Schlatter
Students in the ECU School of Music interested in
performance careers have the opportunity to learn first-
hand how to improve their performing techniques by
observing performers familiar and accessible to them.
"Performance is an integral part of the ECU music
curriculum said Dr. Brad Foley, dean of the School of
Music. "All music majors perform while in school.
During the junior year, if you have decided to pursue
performing you begin to spend more time practicing
and gaining more performance experience. Many stu-
dents perform freelance to increase their exposure
While two-thirds of music students go into teach-
ing or music therapy, the others must actively seek out
the opportunity to perform.
"Some of our students play with the Community
Orchestra in Wilson or for special events here in
Greenville Foley said. "The more chances you have
to perform, the more at ease you become and the more
people will get to know you, -and mention you and
recommend you to others
One example of a successful performance career to
Cassatt String Quartet instructs students while in residence
at the School of Music' (file photo)
all music students is Kelley Mikkelsen, assistant profes-
sor at the School of Music. Mikkelsen has been on the
faculty since the fall of 1995. She has performed in
string quartets ior years and is currently the cellist for
the Cassatt String Quartet which performed at ECU
Saturday night following a week long visit to ECU in
which quartet members assisted music students, per-
formed at local schools and helped raise awareness of
chamber music as a whole.
"Within the university, we work with student com-
posers, reading music they've written for string quar-
tet, give them comments and suggestions on how to
improve their work Mikkelsen said.
The School of Music has been wonderfully flexible
with my performance schedule. I'm fortunate that my
students are highly motivated but sometimes it's nice
if they see me in the halls and can ask a question in-
stead of waiting a week to see me
Otiier professors on the faculty are accomplished
performers in their own right. Ara Gregorian teamed
with Paul Tardif on violin and piano respectively, to
round out the performance of the Cassatt String Quar-
tet on Saturday night. With many of their own stu-
dents in attendance, the professors were able to show
their stuff outside of the classroom.
Dr. Foley said performance opportunities like
Mikkelsen's are available but the students have to be
resourceful in their methods- and actively seek them
"Sometimes you have to do things you've never
thought of Foley said. "Freelance performances fot,
churches and schools are sqme of the best ways to get
See MUSIC, page 8
Habitat ResaleStore has
Student paints mural
for new stQ&location
iry Phoenix
-Sir v
The Habltatfor Humanity. Resale Store sells
everything from tables to futons, refrigerators to
micrpwaves. The most striking feature of this store
is not the wide variety of items on the shelves,
but rather the mural on thewall by ECU student
The Habitat for Humanity Resale Store sells
used items to anyone who needs them. The
money generated frojnthe�ale�is-used to help
Hab-TOTTItrirfanity b'uildhousA for Pitt
Cotrity families in need. i
JjV'fllunteers are: the primiiyjspurce of workers
fot,the storeOne volunteewvent beyondjHe
normal tasks that were expected. Senior Mary
ijale has recently finished painting a mural on
the center wall of the new Resale Store, located
at 402 W. 10th St that can beseen from the road.
The mural can be described as an image of
the Earth in space with added emphasis on the
state of North Carolina and Pitt County in its cen-
ter. Around the planet is a ring of alternating
Habitat for Humanity symbols and brightly col-
ored houses. A more detailed description can only
be made by the vi
Hale, an exercije a icdmajor, has
old. She
t at age
an ad-
been painting si
has never taken
six she won a d
vertisement for
"My dad got
"When I was
the rooi.
h "
and my dad built me arTSppieal Hale said.
"With all the right tools, I was off and running.
See HABITAT, page 8
Mary Hale paints carefully on
her personal mural for the Habitat for
Humanity Resale Store, (photos by Cory Phoenix)
English Department
Alex Albright was born in Graham, NC, a small
town outside of Gastonia. Graham, according to
Albright, is a town where "things you didn't real-
ize before seem nice once you leave Perhaps
Albright's remark parallels the decorum in his of-
fice: clippings, some framed and some yellow with
age, hang from his office wall�the remembrance
of the past leading to realization.
Albright graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill as
an undergraduate in 1972, double majoring in jour-
nalism and English, He then received a master of
fine arts degree in creative writing at UNC-Greens-
"I move�iround a lot trying to figure out what
it is I wanted to do Albright said.
Albright worked in public relations, retailed
books for eight years and taught public school in
New Orleans. In 1981 he become lecturer at ECU,
teaching composition and American literature
courses. He began teaching creative non-fiction
classes in the 90's.
What exactly "creative non-fiction" is has
caused much debate. Personal essays, lyrical essays,
memoirs, brief "shortsshorter, condensed pieces
and certain kinds of journalisnwll these are ex-
amples. As Albright sees it, creative non-fiction
enables writers to express themselves without re-
maining objective.
"Traditional journalism holds to the notion of
staying objective, while creative non-fiction holds
to the notion that remaining objective is impos-
sible Albright said.
As writer and teacher, Albright preaches end-
See NOTCH, page 8
Students keep audience pumped during games
Pep band lends
enthusiasm to basketball fans
Pep Band provides.
"They keep the fans hyped up during the game
said Carrie Dombroff, sophomore. "Even if we lose,
Kristen Monte
It is Saturday night and you are sitting in the stands
of Minges Coliseum. The Pirates basketball team is bat-
tling it out with Virginia Commonwealth University.
Who keeps the fans in the game, rooting for our Pi-
rates? The basketball pep band.
"We get the crowd going by being loud and obnox-
ious said band member, Erin Warner. "It helps the
team feel like they have support
The pep band consists of about 40 members, which
are divided into two smaller bands. The full band plays
at the men's games and the two smaller bands rotate
playing at the women's games. The band is made up of
a mix of music majors, Marching Pirates and any other
student who wants to play music and get involved in a
school activity.
The rehearsal schedule is light, requiring practice
only three or four times a season, which lasts from Janu-
ary until March. Their schedule depends on the bas-
ketball teams schedules. The pep band plays at all home
games and at the CAA Conference Tournament in Rich-
mond, Va.
"They could play four games a week one week and
then have off for the next week and a half said band
director Christopher Knighten.
The pep band has pumped up the Pirate crowd, with
a 7-5 home record for the men's team and a 6-5 home
Record for the women's team. As the season comes to
' an end, many fans enjoy the entertainment that the
Band members begin a wave for the team, (photo by
Garrett McMillan)
the band keeps everyone's spirit up
What makes the pep band different from the March-
ing Pirates? The Marching Pirates provide pre-game and
half-time shows for 15,000 to 30,000 people, where as
the pep band provides entertainment during time-outs
and pre and post-game.
"They provide entertainment at the games for the
spectators and fans Knighten said. The crowds are
smaller than at the football games, but they create the
fpirit of the college atmosphere
Many fans attend the basketball games for social
interaction, but there are also fans who attend to only
watch theame.
"They are OK, but I pay more attention to the
game said sophomore Harvey Johnson. "I think they
are more to entertain the fans who don't come for just
the game, and might get bored without some kind of
Each band member gets paid about $10 per game
and also receives one course credit, which can go to-
wards a fine art or elective credit hour.
Auditions are held in late October or early Novem-
ber and are open to any interested student.
Warner said that she joined the band because, "it's
an easy way to make some money and to get involved
in the games
According to Knighten, pep bands do not go be-
yond college athletics.
"Pep bands don't go beyond the college level, be-
cause they are here to create the mood of the college
spirit Knighten said.
Many colleges use pep bands, with the addition of
pre-recorded music, where professional sports use only
pre-recorded music. Having the pep band play live mu-
sic at the basketball games is important for school spirit.
The fans and the team are able to see and feel their
energy firsthand.
"For a small band they are really good said junior
Hilary Colette. "They keep the crowd into the game
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Dorcas A. Brule
Monday morning blues are a
personal enigma. A select few rel-
ish the opportunity to start a new
week, but many others suffer from
feelings of dread when the alarm
clock sounds early Monday.
Senior Natatera Heggie is one
student that doesn't like to hear
her alarm ring on Monday morn-
"On Monday morning I wish I
could sleep in more Heggie said.
"I feel like I run out of time. Mon-
days were hard especially when I
was a freshman; I had a lot of 8
a.m. classes. I was late to class ev-
ery single day, every Monday es-
Natatera said that she doesn't
have the time to party, so the clas-
sic ECU party mode is not part of
the problem.
"I work a lot I wish I could
partv on the weekends1" HxraiP
. said. "And I wish I could sleep
, more
There are always exceptions to
the rule, and not all students feel
like they are being robbed when
Monday morning rolls around.
"The past two Mondays have
felt like Fridays to me, so I've re-
ally enjoyed them said senior
Krystal Lynch. "The reason too, is
because I used to take dance classes
which were Monday through
Thursday, so when Monday would
roll around I'd be like 'Oh, gosh,
time to pull the hair back and get
all sweaty' It was a hassle even
though I loved dancing, but it was
an extra irritant.
"But this semester I don't have
any dance classes, so I feel more
free. Plus, I don't work on Mon-
days so that helps out a lot too
According to Richard D.
Ringeisen, vice chancellor for Aca-
demic Affairs, there is no real way
of knowing trends in attendance
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levels at ECU because there is no
central collection point for such
data since the faculty is not required
to take attendance. Although there
is no accurate record of Monday
morning attendance students notice
a marked drop in attendance in
most of their classes.
"t knnw t Inatlip to ,L, nn tn
attend class on Monday mornings,
and on those occasions that I do,
I've noticed that I'm not alone in
my feeling said senior Heather
Dail. "Half of the class seems to be
always missing
There are conflicting beliefs
among the scientific community
regarding the legitimacy of Monday
morning blues, but most therapists
agree that Monday morning blues
are a real phenomenon.
"Many people resent the sudden
loss of autonomy said psycho-
therapist Frances Wilks, author of
Intelligent Emotion. "The weekend
goes by and with it all the assumed
freedom of relaxation and comfort.
Monday yields a time where one has
to put on their various hats that
they wear for the outer world. Many-
dislike this loss of freedom
Whether the scientific commu-
nity embraces the idea or not, most
students and many workers say its
existence every Sunday night-Mon-
day morning. If you were hoping
Beating Monday Morning Blues
Make goals for the week ahead. Don't dread it, plan
for it.
Do something active on Sundays, versus sitting
around waiting for Monday to come.
Plan a favorite activity for Monday. '
Get up early. Don't let the alarm clock be your
enemy, perhaps take this time to stretch out for the
coming week, or spend some time soaking in a tub
before you start your day.
Don't look at the week as something to "get through
Try to enjoy the whole week, rather than wait for
the weekend.
that the blues would end once you
get into the work force, think again.
Lisa Proctor, assistant director of
marketing for Business Services, re-
ports that her blues have only got-
ten worse since graduation.
"On Sunday nights about 7 p.m.
or so the dread sets in Proctor said
"I would say the blues were less
when I was a student and are worse
after a holiday, particularly an ex-
tended one like Christmas
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Thursday, Feb 24, 2000
Dear Marjorie,
I am having serious family troubles. My parents
fight constantly, most of the time it is over money
and my older sister's reckless behavior, and It Is be-
ginning to affect the atmosphere of the entire
house. Everybody walks around, either scared to
say anything because they don't want their head
bit off or sulky because it )ust happened. I still live
at home, and these family squabbles are getting in
the way of my school work. Do you have any ad-
�Family Feud
Dear Family Feud,
As long as you are not the cause of the prob-
lem, there is really nothing that you can do about
it. Your parents have probably been through a lot
of rough patches if they have been married for any
length of time, and this is probably just another
one of those. Did you consider the fact that your
sister is probably as big an issue as your parents?
Because of her actions, she is piling fuel on the fire,
It might be a good idea to talk to her and point out
how much she is affecting everyone's life. If she
still cares about your well being, which most sib-
lings do, she will at least try to hide her irresponsi-
Until you move out, you are at the mercy of
your parent's moods and whims. The best thing
that you can do is lay low for a while and be that
exemplary child that they always dreamed you
were. Maybe your good behavior will shine bril-
liantly next to your sister's and they will let up on
Dear Marjorie,
My girlfriend is acting really strange lately. We
used to talk about everything, but she seems dis-
tant a lot lately. She is applying for grad school be-
cause she graduates in May, and I don't even know
the schools that she has applied to or if she is go-
ing. Aren't these things that you should share with
the one you love? We have been together for two
years, and I feel just as separate as I did when we
first started dating.
�Far and Away
from page 6
The role of professor and performer is a
benefit for everyone involved. Though she
feels the need to help students perfect their
playing and performance technique,
Mikkelsen said her teaching helps her perfor-
mance as well.
"The experiences I've had I can pass on to
my students but the teaching reminds me of
what I should be doing at any given moment
while performing Mikkelsen said.
And just when a professor is convinced
their students don't believe what they are say-
ing, someone else steps in.
"My students hear me say stuff all the time,
but when they hear another member of the
quartet, someone they may not know say it,
the lesson is reinforced Mikkelsen said.
After all the hours of practicing, all the re-
citals and performances, ECU music students
have an opportunity to see what their profes-
sors can do and that might be the best lesson
of all.
This writer can be contacted at
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from page 6
Hale modestly describes her style as simi-
lar to "Caribbean beach-style paintings" with
vibrant colors and distinct shapes.
"I don't want people to have to work too
hard to understand my paintings Hale said.
"I want them to be easy for anyone to appre-
Before she began work on her mural, Hale
got involved in Habitat for Humanity because
of the destruction and devastation caused by
Hurricane Floyd.
"I felt really bad for all the flood victims
Hale said. "At first, I wanted to get involved
with building houses, but I got working in the
Resale Store, and I feel I'm doing just as much
good for people here
Hale volunteers at the Resale Store Mon-
day through Friday of every week. She and
Tier family donate frequently to the store and
she helps sell the donated items. She also
paints murals and chests of drawers, toy boxes
and anything else that needs a little added
color to be sold in the store.
"I am so grateful for volunteers like Mary
and all the others said Suzanne McGuinn,
executive director of Habitat for Humanity of
I'itt County. Although Hale plans to obtain a
degree in physical therapy, and maybe one day
becoming a chiropractor, she promises "never
to stop drawing and painting
"I would drop everything for my art if I
could Hale said. "I know, drawing and paint-
ing will always be a hobby for me. Right now,
I just look forward to decorating my own house
and my children's bedroom one day
She plans to paint more walls for the Resale
Store, and hopes that this mural will help get
her name out so that she can continue paint-
ing for people.
"Now I feel like an artist Hale said look-
ing up at the finished mural.
This writer can be contacted at
cphoenix@studentmedia@ecu. edu.
Dear Far and Away,
I understand that you feel a loss because your
girlfriend has separated herself from you, but did
you ever consider that it may not be intentional.
When I have things that are going by too quickly, I
tend to close up and just take care of what needs to
be done and no more. Just because she has other
things on her mind doesn't mean she doesn't care,
it just means that she has other things on her mind.
If she truly doesn't want you to be a part of her life
anymore, you'll know. Until that fateful day comes,
just be patient and let her work things out herself!
II you have questions, queries or complaints, Marjorie
can be contacted at
from page 6
less revision, noting "technique can be applied
to what students write and creative writing is
not writing what you want If anything, he
wants students leaving with an open, yet edi-
torial, mind. In all good writing, according to
Albright, revision is necessary; it fine tunes
the writer's vision.
Not everyone in Albright's workshops will
become writers; however, according to
Albright, the important thing is that students
leave with an understanding that "technique
is something that can be learned The vision
of Albright, thus, is one preaching control yet
still granting one freedom to roam his or her's
imagination. According to Albright's goal, the
student's final work is a portrayal�a way of un-
derstanding him or herself or others in the
world�fine tun'ed through a controlled eye.
This writer can be contacted at
Boaz goat auction caters to those with hunger for goat meat
BOAZ, Ala. (AP)�One at a time,
the goats scramble onto the wire-
enclosed stage in a renovated
chicken house. About 100 men and
women watch, waiting to call out
their bids, from green plastic chairs
on a floor of crushed gravel.
"$55 $60 $125 The auc-
tioneer rattles off bids, varying with
the type and size of animal, with
machine-gun speed.
As new goats are pushed onto the
stage with protesting "baaaaaas
their owners sometimes stand and
wave papers documenting the goats'
Welcome to the Alabama Goat
Auction, where an average of about
300 goats are auctioned on the first
and third Saturdays of each month
to help feed a growing demand for
goat meat around the United States.
A few lucky goats will end up as
breeding stock on goat farms, but
many are destined for dinner tables.
Goat meat is growing in popular-
ity in the United States as the
nation's Hispanic, Jewish and Mus-
lim populations swell.
"Goat is consumed by more
people in the world than beef said
David G. Sumners, owner of the
auction house.
Sumners said he started the Ala-
bama Goat Auction, located in his
father's old chicken house off Ala-
bama 168, in April 1998 after he
saw the need to provide a market
place for goat farmers from North
Alabama, south-central Tennessee,
northwest Georgia and northeast-
ern Mississippi.
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(Students who have 45-60 Credit hours)
If at least 30 of your credit hours were com-
pleted at ECU you are required to complete a
Sophomore Institutional Evaluation Form
h before you can register for either
Summer or Fall 2000 courses
This can be done by going to the
following website and completing the form:
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account that contain links to this website.
You can also access the website
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And from ECU kiosks located at Mendenhall
student center, the Wright Place Cafeteria, the
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Jay, Feb 24, 2000
IB 91.3
1:00 p.m. J
l lop so,
The East Carolinian
Panthers let
goof Barrow
In an effort to cut spending, the
Carolina Panthers released their
leading tackier, Michael Barrow.
This move was a result of Pan-
' thers' signing defensive end
Chuck Smith. Smith's five-year,
$21 million contract pushed Caro-
lina over the NFL's 2000 salary
cap. Cutting Barrow from the team
; allowed the Panthers to shave
: about $2.9 million from their salary
cap figure.
"These are always uncomfort-
able and sometimes bewildering
'coach George Seifert said. "But's a business decision, I guess
you could say, just as some play-
pens choose to go to different clubs
; and so forth
This is part of a long-range cap
: decision not just affecting this year
but the future as well
� apology will not help
Marty McSorley, Boston
Idefenseman, was indefinitely sus-
pended by the NHL on Tuesday
because of the uncalled for blow
he inflicted on Vancouver's Donald
Brashear. The NHL has scheduled
la meeting for Wednesday to de-
termine whether or not McSorley
J should be punished further and
Jhow long the suspension should
! last. Not only is the NHL leading
an investigation but so are the Ca-
; nadian police.
; McSorley publicly apologized
; and tried to rationalize his behav-
"I apologized to Donald
j Brashear and all the fans who had
; to watch that McSorley said. "I
embarrassed my hockey team I
got way too carried away. It was a
real dumb play.
; I'm still in shock at what I did. I
fiave to come to terms with what I
,did. There's no excuse. It was so
stupid, I can't believe I did it
Brashear suffered a concus-
sion due to the attack, but luckily
no broken bones.
tests positive again
Darryl Strawberry is in the hot
spot again. Strawberry reported to
spring training this week, but it is
uncertain how long he will stay at
the camp as his most recent drug
test returned positive for cocaine.
"I'd just like to say I'm not run-
ning and hiding Strawberry said.
"You guys know I've always been
toward. I came here today be-
cause this is where I feel I want to
be. I really can't comment on any-
thing right now
Strawberry has had a long his-
tory of substance abuse with two
drug-related suspensions in 1995
and 1999. Still, the Yankees stand
behind him.
"Obviously, just as far as show-
ing up, he said it all said Joe
Torre, Yankee's manager. "He
doesn't want to be running away
or hiding. It's a problem we have
to deal with He's one of the
Yankees and we're here to sup-
port him. I know the players are
concerned. He'll get dressed, and
he'll work out. And until we know
otherwise, that's the way it will be
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000 t
Pirates lose final home game to GMU
Patriots come
out on top 72-65
Kyle Barnes
The ECU men's basketball team played host to
the George Mason Patriots in their last home game
of the season on Monday night. The Pirates fell to
the Patriots, 72-65.
The game was the final home game for the Pi-
rate seniors, including Neil Punt.
"It's tough to get ready to play when you know
it's your last time Punt said.
The last time these two teams played, George Ma-
son came out on top 75-66, although ECU's Garrett
Blackwelder lead all scorers with a career high of 30
In the first 10 minutes of play, the game see-sawed
without much action from either side.
George Mason's full-court defense held the Pi-
rates to only six points, and propelled the Patriots
to an early 17-6 lead.
However, ECU'S sophomore Brandon Hawkins'
perimeter shooting got the Pirates back to tie the
game 21-21. The two teams traded baskets for the
rest of the period and ECU would take a 32-27 lead
into halftime. Scoring threat Garrett Blackwelder was
only one for eight from the field.
ECU's Garrett Blackwelder looks for a teammate against George Mason, Monday
night, (photo by Garrett McMillan)
Asa Ellbring,
leader on and off court
The second half began similar to the end of the first,
with both teams getting high percentage shots froiri
the players in the paint. The 6-foot-7-inch junior
George Evans, was a force for the Patriots. Leading the
CAA in field goal percentage, blocked shots and (�
bounds, Evans has owned the paint all year.
Two more three pointers from Brandon Hawkins,
gave the Pirates a commanding eight-point lead, and
it seemed as though the momentum was in their favor.
The Patriots answered with a run of their own, and'
with 10 minutes left, the score was knotted at 49-49.
Then, with more help from the inside game of Evans'
and strong perimeter play by the guards, the Patriot!
went on a 19-2 run which lasted six minutes, snatch- �
ing the momentum back in their favor.
"During the run we were in full throttle, pressuring
every shot, pass and in bounds, but most importantly
keeping East Carolina from accomplishing their game,
plan said Jim Larranaga, George Mason head coach
ECU freshman Travis Holcomb-Faye added on seven
points in the last two minutes for the Pirates, but i't
wasn't enough. �
"They made a lot of big plays when they had to
and we had plenty of open looks that just were not
falling said Bill Herrion, ECU head coach.
ECU plays their last regular season game at arch-
rival UNC-Wilmington on Saturday, Feb. 26.
This writer can be contacted at
kbarnes@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
Pirate fans need to be
patient with basketball program
Tennis player
looks toward future
Ryan Downey
Students who attend ECU
come from all over the country.
Others come here from countries
all over the world. One such stu-
dent is senior women's tennis
star Asa Ellbring.
Ellbring, whose first name is
pronounced "Alsa" is from Swe-
den. She is here playing tennis
while working toward her degree
in decision sciences with a con-
centration in management infor-
mation systems.
Ellbring went to school for
nine years in Sweden, the last
four of which she attended what
is called the Gymnasium. This is
a college prep school which de-
rives its name from the idea that
one must exercise the mind, as
Ellbring has provided the tennis team
with senior leadership, (tile photo)
opposed to the U.S. idea of the gym-
nasium, which is for exercising the
body. At the Gymnasium she stud-
ied chemistry while also playing
While high school athletics is
common in America, there are only
four schools (Gymnasiums) in Swe-
den that allow for both athletics
and academics simultaneously. Af-
ter four years at the Gymnasium
she graduated and made her way
to Augusta State University in Geor-
She came to the US to play ten-
nis because she had a teammate in
Sweden who came here for college,
as well as an American teammate
on her club team, TabergsdalensTK.
After a successful year at ASU
the team disbanded around her,
forcing her to have to make the
choice of whether to stay in Geor-
gia or move along to another
school. Lucky for the Lady Pirates
she chose to come to ECU. In her
time here she has impressed
coaches and teammates alike.
"Asa is a true student athlete
said Head Coach Tom Morris. "She
is all-conference in doubles (along
with her partner Hrushida
Kamthe). She had the best record on
the team last year. More importantly
she is a student first. In order to
makes grades work along with ath-
letics you have got to be disciplined,
and that's what Asa is
Tennis is considered an indi-
vidual sport in Sweden so she
learned the doubles game after com-
ing to America. To be named an all-
conference doubles performer is a
very impressive feat, especially un-
der the circumstances.
"Asa is very hard working said
team captain Meredith Spears. "She
comes in and does the work. She's
very dedicated and has the best GPA
on the team. She puts forth a great
effort on and off the court
Living away from home is not a
new experience for Ellbring. While
attending the Gymnasium she lived
in an apartment because the school
was not in the town where she lived.
"I think living away from home
at a young age helped me get ready
for when I got to college Ellbring
said. "Being in a different country
and seeing another culture opens
your mind. It allows you to see all
of the positives and negatives of the
While she did eventually play
tennis full-time, she had other ath-
letic interests. She played soccer,
swam and did gymnastics.
Throughout her time in Sweden
her family was always there for sup-
Asa Ellbring
From Norrahammar, Sweden
Born March 28, 1977
Schooling Sanclagymnasiet,
Augusta State University: one yeai
Athletic honors-All-conferenct
tennis doubles with
Hrushida Kamthe
Academic honors-Chancellor
list, currently has a 3.85
Stephen Schramm
I have heard them. I have heard them on campus,
around town and even in classes. I have heard weary
Pirate fans calling for the ousting of head basketball
coach. Bill Herrion.
For fans of ECU basketball, this season has been a
rough one. The team has stumbled to a 10-15 record
overall and a 5-9 record in conference play. In the eyes
of many fans the blame for the Pirates lackluster sea-
son rests solely at the feet of first-year head coach, Bill
Last April, ECU introduced the former Drexel coach
as the new leader of the Pirate basketball program. In
the 10 months that he has been on the job he has
gone from being a savior in the eyes of many fans to
leaving a bad taste in their mouths.
To these fans I say this: before you try to run Herrion
out of town consider these facts. Herrion came into
this season with roughly the same team that went 13-
14 last season.
The team that has taken the floor is not Herrion's
team, they were not recruited by him and he has only
known them for less than a year. Everybody on the
team, with the exception of freshman guard, Travis
Holcomb-Faye, are holdovers from the Joe Dooley era.
Essentially, Herrion has been trying to implement his
style of basketball on someone else's team.
It also didn't help when, arguably, the teams best
player and CAA player of the year candidate, Evaldas
Joeys, was hampered early on with a series of injuries
and was unable to contribute at the level he had last
season. Then, before the Pirates began the bulk of their
conference schedule, another injury side-lined the se-
nior for the remainder of the year.
However, the most troubling aspect of the current
rumblings against Hen-ion is the lack of patience shown
by these fans.
Herrion hasn't even had one full season as head
coach of the Pirates and already people are calling fox
his job. Is this how you want this program run? This
"win now" attitude is not necessary in college sports.
So, my advice to Pirate fans antsy to see Herrion.
out as coach, is to be patient. Give him a chance to get
Underclassmen shine at GMU Invitational
Coaches give
veterans week off
Stephen Schramm
With most of their competitors qualified for their
season ending meets, the ECU track teams rested their
veteran talent and took their underclassmen to the
GMU Invitational in Fairfax, Va this weekend.
While the more decorated athletes were in
Greenville, the younger competitors were showcased.
Youngsters such as Demiko Picott, Toshima Dabbs and
Frankie Green stole the show.
Picott, a freshman, took home two top five finishes
in the sprint events. She won the 200 and finished
fourth in the 60 meter dash. Teammate, Dabbs finished
second in the long jump and the 400 meters. Also tak-
ing home a win was thrower, Crystal Frye. Frye won
the shot put with a toss of 46-feet-2 12-inches. Also
contributing to the strong throwing performances was
Margaret Clayton who placed second in the weight
"Overall, I am very pleased and excited with the
performances of the younger athletes, including
Demiko Picott and Toshima Dabbs said Matt Munson,
women's track head coach. "We also did an outstand-
ing job in the throws today with Crystal Frye and Mar-
garet Clayton each moving up in the ECAC rankings
port and advice.
"My parents have always been
there for me, but they never forced
me to do anything Ellbring said.
"They allowed me to grow into an
independent person
With a 3.85 grade point average,
Ellbring chose management infor-
mation systems as her minor be-
cause it is something that she can
apply in the workplace when she
returns to Sweden. As far as aca-
demics and the future, Ellbring has
figured it out for herself; letting her
studies slide while participating in
sports has never entered her mind.
"I don't see myself as only an
athlete Ellbring said. "I am also a
student. If you come out here for
four years and don't get a degree
then what was it for? While tennis
is what got me here there is life af-
ter tennis, and I have to prepare for
This writer can be contacted at
rdowney@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
The men rested many of their sprinters in order get
ready for the nationals next month. Their younger run-
ners traveled to Virginia to compete.
Among those at the meet was freshman Frankie
"The guy that looked the best was Frankie Green
said Head Coach Bill Carson. "He ran well and he's'
Green placed fifth in the 400. The fact that Green
placed high at the meet was made more impressive by
the fact that Green had no experience running indoors'
before this season.
"It felt good to get fourth Green said. �
Behind Green, teammajes Terry Speller, Darren Tuitt
and George Chavis also placed in the 400. Speller placed
seventh while Tuitt and Chavis placed 12th and 13th
Also placing in the top 10 was Anthony Sherrard.
Sherrard placed fifth in the 200 and earned a ninth '
place finish in the 60 meter dash. Darius Chisolm got
seventh in the 200 meters.
Also competing at the meet were the ECU distance '
runners. For the women, Abby Hayes got an ECAC
qualifying mark in the 3,000 meter run. For the men
Justin England placed fourth in the mile run with a ��
time of 4:18.30. Teammate, Brian Beil placed sixth in, -
the 800 meters with a time of 1:57.03.
This writer can be contacted at
Results from GMU College Invitational
Demiko Picott
Demiko Picott
Crystal Frye
Toshima Dabbs
Toshima Dabbs
Margaret Clayton
Abby Hayes
Marshari Williams
200 meters
60 meters
shot put
400 meters
long jump
weight throw
3,000 meters
60m high hurdles
Anthony Sherrard200 meters
Anthony Sherrard60 meters
Frankie Green400 meters
Terry Speller400 meters
Darius Chisolm200 meters
James Fisher60 meter hurdles
Darius Chisolm60 meters
Darren Tuitt400 meters
George Chavis400 meters
Justin Englandmile run
David Balonmile run
Brian Beil800 meters
J.D. Sullivan3000 meters
46' 2 12"
19' 4 34"
46' 2 12"

�w i ne cast caronnian
All are through the second week
of play.
Intramural standings
I hursday, reti. 24, 2000
Fraternity Gold
Pi Kappa Alpha A4-0
Sigma Alpha Epsilon A4-0
Delta Chi A3-1
Sigma Phi Epsilon A3-1
Lambda Chi Alpha A3-1
Theta Chi A2-2
Delta Sigma Phi A2-2
Kappa Sigma A2-2
Sigma Pi2-2
Phi Kappa Tau A1-3
Pi.Kappa Phi A0-4
Sigma Nu0-4
Alpha Sigma Phi A0-4
Fraternity Purple
Phi Kappa Tau B3-1
Delta Sigma Phi B3-1
Lambda Chi Alpha B3-1
Sigma Alpha Epsilon B3-1
Sigma Phi Epsilon B3-1
Phi Kappa Psi3-1
Kappa Sigma B3-1
Pi .Kappa Alpha B2-2
Alpha Sigma Phi B1-3
Delta Chi B0-4
Theta Chi B0-4
Pi Kappa Phi B0-4
Men's Gold
The Bailers3-0
Team Fabulous3-1
STR8 Ballerz1-3
Hot Boys1-3
The Vikings1-3
Whateva Man1-3
Get it Wet0-4
Men's Purple
Quik Five4-0
No Shenanigans 4-0
Fighting Fog Dogs 4-0
Chi Phi 4.0
So Quick 4.0
The Blue Ballerz 4-0
Pawn Starz 4-0
Westside Knuckleheadz 4-0
The Naturals 3-1
Older and Wiser 3-1
Hellraisers 3-1
Runnin' Rebels 3-1
Young Casanovas 3-1
Big Bailers 3-1
Losjugagores . 3-1
Greenville Dream Team 3-1
Pray for Rain 3-1
Almighty Gringos 3-1
Gators 2-2
Outkastz 2-2
The Matrix 2-2
Larry's Legends 2-2
SMO Pals 2-2
DC Stimulators 2-2
Rough Riders 2-2
Weather-related 2-2
Easy Majors 2-2
A-Team 2-2
BSU - Da Bears 2-2
Attic Staff 1-3
Big Bob's Trucking & Towing 1-3
WAP 1-3
The Flyers 1-3
7-up Yours 1-3
Emotion Sickness 1-3
The Big Daddies 1-3
The Nickel & Dime Boyz 1-3
Eig Green 1.3
Tar River Swim Team 1-3
P-Cove Playerz 1-3
Stratford Arms All-Stars 1-3
Economics Society 1-3
Rock Bottom 1-3
Ubers 0-4
Whitebread 0-4
Reservoir Dogs 0-4
Irish Connection 0-4
G-Heads 0-4
BW3 Bombers 0-4
Men's Residence Hall
Bass Boosters 4-0
Penthouse Giggalo's 3-1
Infectious Staff 1-3
Clement Crazies 0-4
Chi Omega 4.0
Delta Zeta 3.1
Alpha Omicron Pi 2-2
Alpha Xi Delta 1-3
Zeta Tau Alpha 0-4
Women's Gold
Quiet Storm 4.0
L.O.G. 3-1
The El-Dog Pound 1-3
Soccer Chicks 0-4
Women's PurpleResidence Hall
The Rattlesnakes 4-0
The Black Widows 4-0
The Shooters 3-1
Flaming Boxers 2-2
Absolute 1-3
Cotton Bailers 1-3
RuffRyders 1-3
Electrical Storm 0-4
Fraternity Purple Quarter-final
teams�Theta Chi B, Pi Kappa Phi B,
Sigma Alpha Epsilon B, Sigma Phi
Epsilon B, Phi Kappa Tau B, Viper-
Tau Kappa Epsilon B, Kappa Sigma
B, Phi Kappa Psi B
Sorority Semi-final teams�Pi Delta,
Alpha Phi, Chi Omega, Alpha Omi-
cron Pi
Independent League
Middle E. Connection 2-0
Sexy Bs 2-0
God's Children l-l
Terrahawks l-l
The Sensations 0-2
Queen Pins 0-2
Research Commandos 4-0
Off in the Closet 0-4
Lori's Intimate Apparel 4-0
Funky Cold Medina 3-1
B.A.R.S. 3-1
18 Straight and Counting 22
Buckalew Buck-N-EARS 0-4
2-WalI 0-4
Racquetball Singles
Fraternity Gold champion-
Jonathan Kass
Fraternity Purple champion�Noah
Men's Gold Playoff Qualifiers-
Brent Walters, Sy Sengdava, Charlie
DeBlasio, Ricky Brown, Al Urback,
Carl Swanson.
Men's Purple Playoff Qualifiers�
Chris Smith, Jason Baldwin, Mike
Women's Finalists�Rebecca
Chlebanowski, Jenn Buker
Racquetball Doubles
Brent WaltersJason Wright 2-0
Jeff NovakPhil McDaniel 1-0
Louis GaliottiDerekGwaltney 1-0
Derek MasseyDaryl Rackley 1-0
Jason BaldwinChad Helton 0-1
Jenn BukerRebecca Chlebanowski
Jason MerrillJames Reeds 0-2
Da Freaks3-1
Baptist Student Union2-2
Easy Majors1-3
Biscuits and Gravy0-4
Spurs' Duncan has strained muscle
Fraternity Gold Semi-final teams�
Theta Chi A, Pi Kappa Phi A, Kappa
Sigma A, Phi Kappa Tau A
SAN ANTONIO (AP) � Tim Duncan is traveling with
the San Antonio Spurs on their road trip despite a
strained abdominal muscle, and could still keep alive
his streak of never missing an NBA game.
If he doesn't see action against Charlotte on Thurs-
day, it would be the first time Duncan has missed a
game in his three-year NBA career.
The All-Star forward underwent medical tests to de-
termine whether the strained abdominal muscle also
was torn, but doctors detected no tear.
Duncan left Monday night's game against Phoenix
early in the second quarter of the Spurs' 98-89 loss. There
did not appear to be any unusual contact that might
have caused an injury.
"He just came over and said that I needed to sub for
him Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "I knew right
away that something was wrong. I didn't need to ques-
tion him what was wrong. I just got him out of there
While the Spurs' reserves practiced Tuesday'and the
rest of the team took the day off, Duncan took a mag-
netic resonance imaging test. He also began his rehab,
which includes workouts in a pool.
The Spurs face a three-game road trip, and Duncan
was listed as day-to-day. Duncan has played in 185 con-
secutive regular-season games.
If Duncan is sidelined, San Antonio is expected to
give additional playing time to Malik Rose. David
Robinson had 31 points and 18 rebounds, and Rose
scored 17 points against Phoenix.
"If we play the way we did last night, then we'll be
in good shape Popovich said. "It'd be great to shoot a
little bit better. But the effort and the defense and the
execution, I'm really proud of
Guard Antonio Daniels, Duncan's closest friend on
the team, sprained his left wrist during Monday night's
game and also is listed as day-to-day. He also will make
the upcoming road trip and could play Thursday.
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McSorley suspended for savage hit
NEW YORK (AP)�Marty McSorley is waiting to find
out how long he will be banished for his brutal stick
attack of Donald Brashear. After that, he might have
to answer to Vancouver police.
The Boston enforcer was suspended indefinitely
Tuesday, one day after McSorley swung his stick with
both hands against the side of Brashear's head in the
Bruins' 5-2 defeat to the Canucks. Brashear was knocked
out and bloodied as a result.
A hearing was scheduled today at the NHL office to
determine how long the suspension will last and what
further action, if any, will be taken against McSorley.
"I apologize to Donald Brashear and all the fans
who had to watch that McSorley said Monday. "I
embarrassed my hockey team I got way too carried
away. It was a real dumb play.
"I'm still in shock at what I did. I have to come to
terms with what 1 did. There's no excuse. It was so stu-
pid, I can't believe I did it
Brashear, who serves a similar role as McSorley for
the Canucks, was diagnosed with a concussion after
he fell backward, striking his head against the ice as
his helmet came off. His body twitched and blood came
from his nose.
The forward, released Tuesday from a Vancouver
hospital, came to CM Place to meet with team train-
ers. He later told the Vancouver Province he didn't re-
member the hit, but has seen replays.
"I saw it after Brashear said of the hit. "It looked
worse than it was. It looked like I was dying. I wasn't
dying, but it's a concussion. There are no bones bro-
ken. That was the main concern. Still, I have bad head-
aches and my face is swollen
The Canucks said that Brashear will be out of ac-
tion at least 2-3 weeks.
With only 2.7 seconds remaining Monday night,
and the Canucks ahead 5-2, McSorley skated up�out
of Brashear's view�and connected against Brashear's
right temple.
"It's disgusting, terrible, absolutely disgusting
Vancouver right Wing Todd Bertuzzi said. "That does
not need to be in the game of hockey. I've never seen
anything like that in my life
Police, who fielded numerous phone calls from
upset fans, are investigating and said they will consult
with the NHL.
"We have a situation here where it would appear,
or that it's been alleged, that there was a fairly vicious
attack by one person on another said constable Afme
Drennan, a spokeswoman for the Vancouver police. '
She said police have not yet interviewed Brashear
or McSorley and don't know how long any investiga-
tion will take. The findings will be sent to a prosecutor,
who will decide whether to file charges. � i
Canucks General Manager Brian Burke, once the
NHL's chief disciplinarian, said the police and th�y
Royal Canadian Mounted Police should stay out.
"Leave this stuff on the ice; leave it to the National
Hockey League Burke told Vancouver radio statfon
CKNW. "We don't need the Vancouver police depart-
ment or the RCMP involved in this
Referee Brad Watson restored order after the'tyi
sparked a melee, and declared the game over with time
still on the clock.
"We couldn't believe what we saw and didn't knoiv
what to do Canucks left wing Brad May said. "It w�&
crazy out there. I will have no respect for that guy ever
again. Anybody who has ever had respect for him
should lose it. � .
"He's our big brother out there May said of
Brashear. "He sticks up for our team, he's the toughest
in the league. To get hit like that, it's just uncalled for
McSorley, who received a match penalty for attempt
to injure, has lasted 17 years in the league because of
his ability to fight and protect his more skilled team-
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Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000
by: joey ellis 31 -B
by: bruce satterfield
the flaming siunis
Good ska. Good puni. Period.
Saturday, February 26
10 pm with free admission free pizza
At the Pirate Underground- MSC
For a good time call 328.6004 or
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Feb. 24, 2000
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000
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SUBLEASE NEW apartment: 2 bed-
room, one bath, washerdryer hook-
up, cathedral ceilings, balcony, dish-
washer, in Eastgate Village on Mosley
Drive. $495month March-July. Call
UNIVERSITY AREA. 3 bedroom 2
baths fenced backyard brick home.
New appliances $850.00 month 756-
SPACIOUS TWO bedroom duplex,
large deck, washerdryer hook-up.
Walk to ECU. Available April 1st $475
per month includes watersewer. Call
752-5536 and leave message.
ABOVE BW-3. 3 bedroom 2.5 baths
walk to ECU. Available June 1st 756-
TOWNHOME FOR lease or sale two
bedroom 1 12 bath on ECU bus ro-
ute. Twin Oaks $425 a month or
$52,000. Call Andy Days 758-7474
and nightsweekends 757-2038.
2 OR 3 BR Duplex Available Imme-
diately 804-B Johnston Street- 14
Mile form ECU $550month- Call Rick
� 551-9040
PRIVATE ROOM Available immediate-
ly. Walking distance from campus and
downtown. Large room (15 x15) Pri-
vate phone linecable in room. Wash-
erdryer included. $185 per month
plus utilities. Call Mike at 321-0723.
ROOMS AVAILABLE in quiet home
in Ayden County Club Drive. $225.00
monthly, utilities included, responsible
for own long distance phone calls.
Quiet mature male graduate student
only. Call Bill. 746-2103.
900 SQ.FT. two bedroom, 1 12 bath
duplex for sublease in Greenville. 10
min. from ECU. Quiet neighborhood.
Washerdryer hookup, dishwasher.
$420mo. Call Kim or Dave @ 792-
199S CHEVE Tahoe LT loaded like
new 50.000 miles leather 328-4700,
946-7085 nights.
CAR AUDIO Kenwood amplifier 6
Pioneer 10" speakers. $200 for both.
Call Kristen 353-4123.
SPRING BREAK Specials! Bahamas
Party Cruise! 5 nights $279! Includes
meals! Awesome beaches, nightlife!
Departs from Florida! Panama City
room with kitchen next to clubs, 7 par-
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with kitchen $149! South Beach (bars
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NO CREDIT check. Cellular Phones
Pagers. ABC Phones 931-0009. 316-D
East 10th St. (next to Papa Oliver's Piz-
FOR SALE large rust-colored cordur-
oy couch. Good condition $50 if inter-
ested please call 754-2593.
SATURN FOR sale! 1993 four door
automatic is looking for a home. Very
dependable. Higher than average mile-
age. Must see. Asking 2800, Call 758-
FOR SALE: 99 Honda CBR 600 F4
yellow and black low mileage $6000
call Brooke 754-0945.
1 PANAMA City Vacations! Party
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Condo's & Mark II. Free drink parties!
Walk to best barsAbsolute best price!
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'92 MITSUBISHI Eclipse GS- navy
blue, CD player, standard transmission
$4,000 OBO. Call Jamie at 830-1272.
your summer job early. Applications
being accepted at Twin Lakes Resort
(Chocowinity) for outside park main-
tenance and customer service posi-
tions in our store. Pleasant working
conditions in a wholesome and recrea-
tional environment. Swimming privi-
leges when off duty. Phone Twin Lakes
Resort 946-5700.
SUMMER CAMP counselors needed
for premier camps in Massachusetts
& New Hampshire. Positions available
for talented, energetic, and fun loving
students as general counselors and
speciality counselors in all team sports,
all individual sports such as Tennis &
Golf. Waterfront and Pool activities,
and speciality activities including art,
dance, theater, gymnastics, newspa-
per, rocketry & radio. Great Salaries,
room, board, and travel. June 17th-Au-
gust 16th. Enjoy a great summer that
promises to be unforgettable. Check
out our web site and apply on line at or call 1-
SECURE YOUR summer job before
you go on Spring Break. Two full-time
"summer positions' open (Retail sales
Water analysis) part-time hrs. 8-1:30
OR 12:30-6:00. Must be able to work
weekends and holidays. Will train.
Training starts in March. Apply imme-
diately. Greenville Pool Et Supply Co
3730 S. Charles St Greenville, NC
27858-355-7121. Contact: Carol
Tuesday in the East Carolinian. Recog-
nizing the need to double & triple
theefforts in addressing the crisis, .the
report along with the News Argus 6
the east carolinain's' web address's
008-www.tec.ecu.educlassified) will
be published in UNCCHs student
newspaper The Daily Tarheel (225-
personalJProsper n' Live LongTom
ALPHA OMICRON would like to
thank all of our alumnae who helped
us celebrate 40 years of sisterhood.
ALPHA XI Delta we are looking for-
ward to being your sister sorority. Love
the sisters of Sigma Sigma Sigma.
KEEP US on our toes, Linda Wong!
Congratulations on your new office!
Love the sisters of Pi Delta.
THE SISTERS of Delta Zeta would like
to thank Sigma Alpha Epsilon for a
great social Thursday night. Lets do it
again soon!
SUBLEASE NEW apartment at East-
gate Village. 2 bedroom. 1 bath, wash-
erdryer hook-ups, dishwasher. $475
month. Call 758-5022.
month 12 utilities, 10th St Cypress
Gardens. Please call Shakira 413-6824.
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
mo includes utilities, near campus.
fob'all functions k campus
Call Arthur (S 252-412-0871
Get 12 off security deposit
through March 31, 2000
1 or 2 bedrooms,
1 bath, range
refrigerator, free
hookups, laundry
facilities, 5 blocks
from campus,
ECU bus services.
-All properties nave 24 hr.
emergency maintenance
Call 758- 1921
moving traffic violations. Speeding
tickets. Unlimited toll-free consultation
with an attorney. Letters written on
your behalf. Lawsuits, etc. 355-8858.
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Dona for application and housing info
luck to the TAU pledge class: Anna
Spera. Kati Zarbock, Melissa Ball, Sum-
mer Talley, Barbara Hoessle, Kasey
Baker, Nicole Ensrude. Crystal Hick-
man, Grace Clark, Ryan Woods. Love,
the sisters of Pi Delta.
THERESA DONOVAN. Thank you for
planning a great Founder's Day. Eve-
ryone had a blast! Love your sisters of
Alpha Omicron Pi.
GOOD LUCK this week "Bowling
Champs Love the sisters of Pi Delta. .
WELCOME TO the family RHO pledge
class: Melissa Catanzarite. Stephanie
Sanders. Danielle Mershon. Toddi
Johnson, Karen Matthew. Erika Moore.
Love, the sisters of Pi Delta.
TO THE sisters of Alpha Phi and Al-
pha Omicron Pi: hope you're having a
great semester! Love your sister so-
rority. Pi Delta.
PI KAPPA Alpha, Thanks for the so-
cial Saturday- especially the BAND!
Love, Alpha Delta PI.
PHI KAPPA Tau, Friday's Hee-Haw so-
cial was so much fun! We loved danc-
ing in the Hay! Cant wait until the next
social. Love, Alpha Phi
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Now Taking Leases for
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Efficiency Apartments.
CALL 752-2865
LOCAL WEB design firm considering
candidates for the following positions:
Graphic Artist. HTML Specialist. Cont-
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GOLDEN CORRAL Due to expanding
busineso we are hiring for all positions.
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LOSE WEIGHT and make $money$!l
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results! Call 757-2292 for Free Consul-
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vacation. Great pay plus benefits and
bonuses. Call Thermal-Gard 355-0210.
band have gigs. Established, full band,
needing serious drummer call 757-
0501 or 328-3895 Chris.
OT STUDENT seeking nonsmoking
roommate to share two bedroom two
full bath apartment in Hyde Park for
May andor August. Call 215-8881 and
ask for Brandy.
bedroom house 1 block from campus.
Rent 160 13 utilities. Call Amanda
share 2 bedroom apt. On ECU bus ro-
ute. Very spacious. Rent is $210 per
month plus half utilities. Call Shellie
at 329-1342.
STILL LOOKING for roommate! Clean
townhouse. only bedroom furniture
needed. $225 month plus utilities.
Rent from now until May. Owner oc-
cupied, student.Call Wendy 439-2271.
NON-SMOKING, Studious female
roommate wanted for mid-May. 3 bed-
room. 3 bath apartment. $250 plus
13 utilities, private phone line. No
pets. Call 931-9467.
S$ NOW HIRING $$ Passion Escorts,
day and evening shifts available. Must
be at least 18yrs. old. No experience
needed. Taking calls from 1p.m
EXOTIC DANCERS $1000-$ 1500
weekly. Legal lap dancing. No experi-
ence needed Age 18 up, all national-
ities. 919-580-7084 Goldsboro.
THE GREENVILLE Recreation & Parks
Department is looking for umpires for
the Adult SpringSummer Softball
League. Pay will range from13-$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.
NO BUSINESS like being in the know
business The Card Post A citizen to
citizen uncensored public address bul-
letin paper creating the ultimate for-
um on the subject of education in
Wayne County & the World Report
356-Dublin innAs it is not a matter
of 'malpractice in educationthe doc-
tors being as great as the schools they
come fromthe same is true of law ft
lawyers. In addressing a potential flaw
malpractice' in education at ECU &
UNCCHthe reality of the 2 warnings
for trespass' from ECU & 1 form
UNCCH are of no surprise. The Card
Post will continue to explore all 3 &
provide information as available via re-
ports each Tuesday in the Goldsboro
News Argus & each Thursday in ECU'S
east Carolinian As addressed the be-
ginning of 99The Card Post's regu-
lar Sunday reports will continue the
Special Series (begun 898) address-
ing the mental health suicide crisis
These reports will be published each
HEY STUDENTS, the Greenville Re-
creation and Parks Special Population
Department is currently recruiting vol-
unteers for their 2000 Spring pro-
grams in: Track & Field. Bowling.
Swimming. Recreation Camp, Roller
Skating and the 2000 Special Olymp-
ics Spring Games. For more informa-
tion contact Kelvin Yar'rell or Dean Foy
at 329-4844 or 329-4541.
HIKE AND Camp Spring Break, March
10-17 in the Smokey Mountains, NC
Tenn. Cost is $150mem-$175non-
mem. For more information call 328-
HEY OMICRON class! Pledge Olymp-
ics was a blast. Balls, paper, and "shoot
the moon Hope to do it again real
soon. Love the sisters of Gamma Sig-
ma Sigma.
SIG PI thank you for the cookout we
Ttad a great time. Love the sisters of
Sigma Sigma Sigma.
TAU KAPPA Epsilon last Thursday's
social was a blast. Thank you. lets do
it again soon. Love. Alpha Phi
SIGMA PI congratulates our brother
Jeff Baiten on his phenomenal perfor-
mance with MacBeth. Keep up the
good work Jeff and we'll see you on
838-8203WWW. LEISURE-
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Spring Break 200i
Students interested in serving as a Uni-
versity Marshal for (he 2000 Spring
Commencement may obtain an appli-
cation from Room A-16 Minges. Stud-
ents must be classified as a junior by
the end of Fall semester 1999 and have
a 3.0 GPA to be eligible. Return com-
pleted application to Carol-Ann Tuck-
er. Advisor. A-16 Minges by March
24th. For more information call 328-
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you if you can pin this clue. (If you
found the clue hidden on campus call
439-1875 to receive your reward. Ask
for Tim) Look for the fourth and final
clue in the February 29th edition of
the East Carolinian. It will also be lo-
cated on the Classified page under the
section titled "other
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This workshop is designed to help you
explore your interests, values, and abil-
ities to find out possible career and
major choices. You will learn effec-
tive tools in the greatest hunt of your
life. Contact the Center for Counsel-
ing and Student Development for more
details at 328-6661. This workshop
meets every Thursday from 3:30-5:00.
WANTING TO move off campus?
Learn what to look for in your new
place, what your lease means and
more. Attend "A Place of Your Own
Thursday. Feb. 24. 7-8:30 p.m. in 242
Mendenhall or Tuesday. Feb. 29. Noon-
1:30 p.m. in 212 Mendenhall. Call 328-
6881 for more info.
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New" Wednesday. March 1 4pm. Men-
denhall Underground. Presenter: ECU �
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creative drive? This workshop will help
you recapture the creative spirit and '
generate new ideas for your group.
Presented by the student leadership '
training group. Leadership Corps, this
program will get your creative juices '
TEACH AN adult to read. Literacy Vol-
unteers of America-Pitt County is hold-
ing a tutor training workshop begin-
ning on February 28 at 7pm. The wortc
shop consists of four training sessions.
The sessions will be held on Monday
and Thursday evenings. Volunteers wiM
learn to teach functionally illiterate
adults how to read. Persons available
for daytime tutoring especially need-
ed. Call 363-6578 today for more in-
formation or to register for the tutor
training workshop. Workshop dates: .
Monday. February 28. Thursday.
March 2; Monday. March 6; Thursday.
March 9.
ECU SOM is currently taking applies- I
tions for Spanish interpreters. ECU
students that can speak and write
Spanish fluently with morning availabil-
ity. Call ECU SOM � 816-3664 and ask
for Javier to schedule an appointment.
DOES YOUR organization have a well
site? Find out how to build a web sift"
for your student organization with the
help of two of ECU'S best. February
24. 4:00pm- Room 3004 GCB. V
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Where the boys ere
Emily Little
FH Editor
With grand introduc-
tion, they swagger out on
the stage with a pelvic
thrust that sends the women
screaming and the men
running for cover. They
throw off their shades and
rip away their velcroed
pants, leaving the family
jewels hidden only by a g
string and the will of the
These guys are not
Drew Carey. They're male
strippers, the real thing,
unashamed to bare it all
before an anticipating
The thing that makes
male strippers so different
from the female kind,
aside from the obvious
anatomical differences
and the fact that they're
are harder to find, is the
attitude of the crowd
they play to. For most of
the girls, it's not so much
about sex as it is about a
night out with friends,
doing something they could
never do with their boy-
friends, going out on a limb
by jumping up on stage and
grinding with a mostly
FH Interuieu

Rocko is built, tat-
tooed and tanned. He
works a regular job during
the day and dances about
three nights a week for
extra cash. He performs
around the Southeast and
lives in Charlotte.
FH: How did you
R: I entered a contest
and won.
FH: Were you ner-
vous the first time you
R: No, I was drunk.
FH: What is the most
embarrassing thing that
has ever happened to you
while working?
R: I fell down and
broke my ankle.
FH: How does the
income earned compare to
other jobs?
R: It's a lot more.
FH: Do you enjoy
doing what you're doing?
R: Sometimes.
FH: Does your family
know what you are doing?
R: Yes.
FH: How do they feel
about it?
R: They don't like it.
They got over it though.
FH: Do you plan on
doing this for long?
R: I've been doing it
for three years. I think this
will be my last season.
FH: Do you have any
R: No.
FH: What is the
worst type of customer?
R: People who just
stand there and don't give
me any money. They tell
me I look good but don't
give me anything.
FH: What does your
job description Include?
R: Stripping, danc-
ing. In some states we can't
wear G-strlngs. Some states
let us dance naked.
naked man and
1 slipping dollar
bills into his
t tiny piece of
St cloth.
rules are
less strict,
too. Male
in the audience, and many
of them don't mind being
touched back. Sometimes
they even pick out a date
from the crowd. Only with
the really big shows do
bouncers hold back overly
eager women with wander-
ing hands. Still, no one ever
gets thrown out, and there's
no champagne room to
worry about. It's a show,
pure and simple, and one
worth catching for anyone
who likes to look at toned
naked men.
calling all male strippers
Almost every night of
the week, lusty men can hop
on over to the Silver Bullet
or Pure Gold or The Body
Shop or Thee Dollhouse or
any other hub of naked
dancing women waiting to
have money stuffed down
their undies. But, have you
ever tried to find a male
strip show? They float from
town to town on the mo-
mentum of word of mouth,
never on a regular schedule.
It's not as if we girls
don't have money to spend.
When the Men of Playgirl
came to Club Venus last
year to do a free show, well
over 200 girls crammed in
around the stage to watch
four guys take it all off, all
the while dishing money
out to the bartender and
stuffing it down g-strings as
fast as they could whip it
out of their wallets. So there
is a demand. And there is
money out there to be made
from the industry.
So why don't we have
more male strippers in
Greenville? The ratio at this
university is ridiculously
heavy on the women, so
shouldn't the entertainment
industry cater more to our
needs? The only place you
can count on seeing them at
all is not even geared toward
women. I like an exposed
bottom as much as the next
girl, and the next girl likes it
a lot, judging by how much
she screams when she sees
one pop out from beneath
rip-away jeans. Trust me. We
want to see them.
I'm not so naive as to
think a strip club with only
male dancers would go over
big here. At the risk of
sounding like an extreme
female chauvinist, I will say
that women tend to have
other things to do than go
to a bar and watch nude
men dance during the week.
Most men probably have
other things to do as well,
they just don't. What I'm
asking for is a weekly
showing. Every Friday or
Saturday, or both, give us a
stage for the men. After all,
there are three strip clubs in
this area, open almost every
night of the week. The least
you can do is give us one
stage from one club one
night. Is that really so hard?
The boys got to go see
women dance. We girls
undertook a grueling search
for male dancers to gawk at.
It's a tragedy, really, for all
parties involved. We want to
see naked men. Give us
naked men.
Fortunately, this Friday
night the Silver Bullet is
apparently putting forth an
effort to meet our needs by
having their own male strip
show. It's a start. It's a little
happiness in this world of
fully-clothed people. I, for
one, am glad to know that
someone is thinking of us
by giving us naked men. I -
just wish they'd think of us
more often.
This writer can be contacted at
Patrick J. Holmes McMahon
Melyssa Asia Carerre Ojeda
Emily D. Oiggler Richardson
Melissa A. Waves Massey
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take back the cocaine
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A night a6
Patrick McMahon
Entertainment Editor
We're off to see some
strippers, some wonderful g-
strings and bras, fa-la-tee-
da, dee-tee-da-do-bee, oh
what wonderful things she
Just as little Dorothy
went off to see the Wizard,
my co-workers and 1 ven-
tured out to The Silver
Bullet last Thursday night
to find out just what kinds
of things these "ladies of
the night" could do. Let me
just start out by saying that
I love my job in every way
humanly possible. I get
promo CDs from record
labels to listen to, I get press
access to live events and I
get assigned stories like this
one. Not too shabby.
In the beginning, I
thought that this would be
the greatest assignment of
them all, better than any-
thing I had previously done.
Well, I was right and I was
wrong at the same time. I
think I enjoyed myself, but
I'm not sure. There were too
many things that happened
that night that brought our
whole experience down. But
I'll try to recall the events in
the best possible way so that
you can experience (or not
experience) what I did.
Our night started out
innocently enough with
sports editor Stephen
Schramm and staff writer
Robert Schwartz arriving on
time and geared up ready to
go. We loaded into my
black limo, er, Corolla, and
made the trip out to the
boondocks to find this
place. It is literally way out
in the middle of nowhere
between Farmville and
Greenville off Highway 13,
a.k.a. Dickinson Avenue.
Anyone that has ever been
to Garry's Skin Gra-fix
knows just how far out the
Bullet is.
Just down the road we
see it. From the parking lot
the building looks like
nothing more than a small
two-story barn. From the
inside, however, you realize
that there is much, much
more space. We get out of
the car and walk in to pay
the cover charge. Eight
dollars?! Are you frickin'
kidding me? OK, OK, I'll pay
it. My editor would kill me
if I didn't write this story
Immediately upon
entering we are greeted with
heavy smoke and a heavy
woman asking us if we are
interested in getting a lap
"Hey there, sugar. You
want a little dance from me,
baby?" Urn, no thanks Ms.
Gigantor. We just got here
and are trying to scope out
the place.
see Bullet, pg. 6
FH Interuiew: DIXIE
"Dixie" is 22 years
old and has completed
two years of college study.
She has a two-year-old
daughter, who travels
with her.
FH: How did you start
Dixie: I was 18 and
needed money for school
and I saw an ad in the paper
so I just went out there and
applied. The owners were
looking for new, young
dancers and I fit the bill so
they gave me the job.
FH: Were you nervous
the first time you worked?
Dixie: Oh, hell yeah.
The guys kinda freaked me
out at first but I had faith
in the bouncers. They really
helped me through it. The
other dancers were great,
too. They told me some
things I could do and 1
really calmed down a lot.
I'm a natural performer so
once I got on stage it was
FH: Why did you
choose this profession?
Dixie: The money. I
can make $600 dollars a
night at some of the more
popular clubs and $200 at
some of the others. It's crazy
how much money there is.
Once, these two guys just got
into a money throwing fight,
seeing who would put the
most money down. Next
thing I know there is $4,000
just laying there. The
dancing doesn't make me
feel dirty at all. I enjoy it.
FH: What is the
most embarrassing thing
to ever happen to you
when you worked?
Dixie: Oh my God, I
was giving this one
See OiHie, Pg. 6

Things to do in Greenville when you're sober
Massage and Bodywork Therapy
Emily Little
Fountainhead Editor
This morning your
alarm never went off so you
got to work late and your
boss ripped you a new one,
but not before you discov-
ered your cat has the kitty
flu and you accidentally got
signed up to work an extra
shift at your other job,
during the only remaining
time you had to study for
the huge test you have
tomorrow in the same class
where you have two more
days to write a 12-page term
paper on a subject you
me talk about that in the
I'm talking about
massage therapy, and not
the kind where your
significant other crushes
your collar bone and rips
out chunks of skin with
ice-pick sharp fingernails.
This is the real thing�
professional, certified
and trained to make you
forget about all that stuff
from this morning.
Last week, I
sacrificed some invalu-
able time to see what a
massage was like so I
could come back and tell
lay down,
pulling the
blanket over
me so none of
my girlie parts
showed. Mia
was doing the
same down the
hall in Mark's
office. Mia,
doesn't have
nudity issues.
She's European.
whole thing is
very profes-
sional. Despite
my nudity
issues, I never
felt uncomfort-
able for a
minute. Shelly
(clockuiise from left): Ves,
Mark's help; Shelly's hands
j. Richardson)
Oi haven't had time to re-
q search.
Know what you
need? Eight fingers and two
� thumbs covered with
� scented lotion, rubbing up
m your spine and down your
" legs, yanking your shoulders
down from your ears and
13 back next to your arms
where they belong. You
- need birds chirping in the
nj air and water running and
pan flutes in a warm room
C where you lay naked on a
'J5 table. No, not the doctor's
g office. That would be a cold
3 room. And not that other
� place, either. They won't let
that is my bra; Mia passed out with
on my exposed back, (photos by Emily
you. I took my friend Mia
for a second opinion be-
cause she had been through
a really rough day. Now
don't you wish you were my
friend too?
Mark Fulcher and
Shelly Wynn, owners of
Human Nature and Heav-
enly Hands, respectively,
were waiting for us in their
shared office off Cromwell
Drive. We filled out some
medical forms and detailed
the source of our many
aches and pains�you know,
stuff like the time you
decided it would be funny
to headbang to "You Shook
Me All Night
Long" at the
concert and your
head never quite
settled back into
its proper place
after you gave
yourself whip-
lash; kind of like
that Barbie doll
whose neck you
broke that time
you brushed her
hair too hard.
In fact, you
should bring
Barbie along if
you go. If they can help you,
maybe they can help her get
her spinal cord back. Mas-
sage really does have some
great health benefits, after
all. Doctors recommend
Shelly and Mark to patients
all the time.
I stripped down to
my skivvies alone in Shelly's
massage room while she
waited outside. By skivvies I
mean my bottom only,
because I have nudity issues
and feel uncomfortable
without that stretch of cloth
that serves no distinguish-
ably important purpose. I
climbed onto the table and
and the heater on and the
lotion and the smell of a
fresh spring rain in the air,
not to mention the hands
working the kinks out of
your overly-stressed body,
you'll probably drop into
that higher state of being
where your two jobs and
upcoming term paper no
longer have any meaning.
When you go to get
a massage, have your home-
work done and get someone
to pick you up when it's
over. On the way home I
almost ran a stoplight
because I was so relaxed it
didn't occur to me that it
was there. Mia was so
relaxed she looked like a
Jamaican guitar player.
Doing homework is a major
you're this
calm, so
plan to
take a
never exposed or touched
any objectionable part of
my body. In fact, licensed
massage therapists follow a
strict code of ethics. You
never have to worry as long
as you go to a trained
therapist. Personally, I was
too busy lowering my
shoulders and collapsing
into a pile of useless mush
on the table to be concerned
about anything.
That is, until the
photographer set off a flash
in my face. If you go to get a
massage, I suggest you do
not bring your resident
photo editor. She was a
major buzzkill, especially
when I was on my stomach
and she stuck her head
under the table to make
faces at me.
You can talk or not
talk, close your eyes or leave
them open. But with the
nature tunes on the stereo
bath or go
straight to
friends and
. spend
some time forgetting about
all that crap you have to do.
It will make it easier to go
back to work after you've
had that hour to have
someone else remove the
physical signs of stress. Half-
hour sessions are $30, hour
sessions are $50 and an
hour-and-a-half costs $75.
It's so much more worth it
than spending the same
amount on that hoochie-
momma tank top you've
been saving up for to wear
the next night you get
drunk, go downtown and
indulge in that sickening
smoke smell. Don't get
drunk this weekend�get
relaxed. For more informa-
tion, call Human Nature at
215-0405 or Heavenly
Hands at 413-0802.
This writer can be contacted at

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Housing Guide
V March 22, 2000
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The East Carolinian
Watch for these
things when renting
Looking for an apartment?
You might want to start now
and there are things you
should know. Many students
start hunting for apartments
for the fall as early as spring
In addition to luxuries like
swimming pools, dishwash-
ers and microwaves there are
other matters you should
consider before signing a
Check the apartment's
construction, appliances,
electrical outlets, lighting,
window and door locks, and
the general cleanliness and
All these things should be
considered in addition to the
general reputation of the
landlord for making repairs in
a timely manner and for re-
turning security deposits at
the end of the lease.
Once you decide on an
apartment, you should care-
fully review the lease.
If you do not understand
a provision or do not agree
with it, have someone explain
it or advise you how to rewrite
it in terms agreeable to you
and the landlord.
If the landlord makes
promises regarding repairs
that will be made before you
move in or shortly thereafter.
get those promises in writing,
along with a date they will be
If you have roommates,
everybody should sign the
Remember that the lease
is a binding contract. If the
term of the lease is for one
year, you are bound to its
terms for one year.
Choose your roommates
carefully. You could be paying
their rent if they decide to
move out.
Every roommate signing
the lease is legally obligated
for the full amount of the rent
if another roommate fails to
pay. Roommates should have
a written agreement with
each other, stating who pays
what. If a utility is billed in
your name, you are respon-
sible for the entire bill and
must ask for reimbursement
from your roommates.
Can you afford it? It is
highly advisable to check your
budget before signing the
If you have problems,
there are specific laws andor
ordinances that may provide
help for you. Checkout the lo-
cal or state laws which may
apply in the university or city
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Get neighbors to
reduce the noise
It's 2 in the morning.
You're lying in bed trying to
sleep because you have a big
meeting tomorrow morning.
You feel a pounding sensa-
tion in your head.
At first, you think it's a
headache. But then you re-
alize that it's music blasting
from your neighbor's stereo,
rattling your windows.
Before you pound on the
neighbor's door and yell
something you'll regret, try
some more constructive al-
Your first step is to talk to
your neighbor and try to re-
solve your differences in per-
son. It's hard to believe, but
sometimes neighbors are not
aware that they are causing a
disturbance. Even if you're
ready to punch somebody
out, try a little sugar instead.
Your next step is to get a
copy of your local noise laws.
Most cities and counties have
ordinances that control the
times, types and loudness of
You can look up your lo-
cal ordinance at city hall or
the public library. Make at
two copies, one for you and
one for your neighbor.
If things don't improve,
ask your neighbor again �
this time in writing�to quiet
down. Don't make threats,
but state that if the situation
doesn't improve you'll be
forced to notify the authori-
ties. Enclose a copy of the
noise ordinance. Keep a copy
of your letter; you'll need it if,
as a last resort, you later sue
your neighbor.
Most cities offer free or
low-cost mediation services,
which means they provide an
impartial mediator who will
sit down with you and your
neighbor and try to help you
resolve your differences.
lust call the mediation ser-
vice; someone there will con-
tact the neighbor and suggest
mediation. (These people are
very good at convincing oth-
ers to give it a chance.)
If you have done all of the
above and your neighbor has
responded by turning up the
volume, call the police (or the
Animal Control officer if the
problem is a barking dog). Try
to get the police to come while
the noise is occurring.
Of course, you can call the
police on a noisy neighbor the
first time the music gets too
loud for your taste. But the
police will be more sympa-
thetic to your situation if they
see you have tried to solve the
problem on your own.
If all else fails, you can get
your neighbor's attention�
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suing in small claims court.
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You can sue your neighbor for
nuisance if your neighbor's
noise unreasonably interferes
with your enjoyment of your
property. In the lawsuit, you
ask for money to compensate
you for the interference with
your right to peacefully enjoy
your home.
Small claims court is easy
and inexpensive, and you
don't need a lawyer. You will
need to show the following:
�There is excessive and
disturbing noise.
�Your enjoyment of your
property is diminished.
�You have asked the per-
son to stop the noise (your let-
ter should be enough to prove
To prove your case, you
can use police reports, wit-
nesses, recordings, your own
testimony and the testimony
of neighbors or others.
if you're in an apartment,
noisy neighbors are always
bad news. But when you share
walls with the insensitive
neighbor, the problem is es-
pecially vexing. The good
news for renters is that, in ad-
dition to all your other op-
tions, you have built-in allies
in the battle to keep your
apartment livable: your lease
or rental agreement and your
Standard leases and rental
agreements contain clauses
that entitle you to "quiet en-
joyment" of your home.
A neighbor who is blasting
the stereo in an unreasonable
manner is probably violating
the lease or rental agreement
and can be evicted.
If you warn your neighbor
about the noise in writing, in
your letter, tell the neighbor
that the next complaint will
be to the landlord or neigh-
borhood association if the
noise continues.
If warning your neighbor
doesn't work, go to your land-
lord. Most tenants don't like
to complain to the landlord or
manager about unreasonable
noise. But other neighbors
are probably bothered by the
noise too.
Get together with them
and complain to the landlord
as a group. It's easier and you
might get faster results. Most
landlords don't want argu-
ments between tenants. Your
landlord will probably tell the
noisy tenant to pipe down or
face eviction.
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The East Carolinian
When a landlord can
enter your property
Here are answers to fre-
quently asked questions on a
landlord's right to entry.
. Does my landlord have the
right to enter my apartment
whenever he or she wants?
It depends on the state. In
all states, a landlord or man-
ager may enter rented pre-
mises while the tenant is liv-
ing there without advance
notice in the case of emer-
gency, such as a fire or serious
water leak.
And, of course, a landlord
may enter when a tenant gives
permission. Beyond that,
laws in many states guarantee
tenants reasonable privacy
rights against intrusions.
2. What are examples of situ-
ations when a landlord may
enter, but only after givingthe
tenant reasonable notice?
Typically, a landlord has
the right to enter rented pre-
mises after giving tenants rea-
sonable notice in order to
make needed repairs (or as-
sess the need for them) and to
show the property to prospec-
tive new tenants or purchas-
ers. In addition, a landlord
may enter rented premises in
instances when the tenant
moves out without notifying
the landlord or by court order.
A landlord may not enter just
to check up on the tenant.
3. Assuming it is not an emer-
gency, but the landlord has a
valid reason to enter�for ex-
ample, to make repairs �
what kind of notice is re-
States typically require
landlords to provide a specific
amount of notice (usually 24
hours) before entering.
In some states, landlords
must provide a reasonable
amount of notice, legally pre-
sumed to be 24 hours. Land-
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lords can usually enter on
shorter notice if it is imprac-
ticable to provide the re-
quired amount of notice.
4. May a landlord enter a
rental unit any time of day,
as long as he's given the re-
quired amount of notice?
No. In most instances �
except emergencies, aban-
donment and invitation by
tenant � states allow a
landlord to enter only at rea-
sonable times, without set-
ting specific hours and days.
Some states require that land-
lords may enter only during
normal business hours.
5. What are the landlords
options if a tenant refuses to
allow entry even when a
landlord has given adequate
notice and has a valid reason
to enter?
A landlord should not
force entry except when there
is a true emergency, such as
a fire or gas leak. However,
if a tenant is repeatedly un-
reasonable in denying the
landlord access, the landlord
can legally enter anyway, dur-
ing reasonable times, pro-
vided he does so in a peace-
ful manner. However, in no
case should the landlord en-
ter if the tenant is present and
saying "stay out
If a landlord has a serious
conflict over access with an
otherwise satisfactory tenant,
a sensible first step is to meet
with the tenant to see if the
problem can be resolved.
If these attempts at com-
promise don't work, a land-
lord can usually evict the
tenant for violating the lease
or rental agreement, assum-
ing it contains an appropriate
right-of-entry provision.
6.What should a tenant do if
a landlord repeatedly vio-
lates her privacy rights by en-
tering the rental unit with no
good reason andor advance
As a first step, the tenant
will usually first meet with the
landlord to ask for assurance
that this conduct won't be re-
peated. If this doesn't work,
the tenant (depending on the
state) may be able to sim-
ply move out, claiming that
the landlord's repeated viola-
tion of her privacy amounts
to a "constructive eviction
Finally, if the landlord's con-
duct seriously interferes with
the tenant's peace of mind,
the tenant may have
grounds for a successful law-
suit, asking for damages.
Typically, a tenant will file
suit in small claims court
without a lawyer. For details
on small claims court proce-
dures, see Everybody's Guide
to Small Claims Court (Na-
tional or California Edition),
by Ralph Warner (Nolo
7. How can I find out the spe-
cific laws on privacy in my
Find your state's statutes
at the public library.
If possible, look for the
larger annotated version
which will also contain brief
notes as to key court deci-
sions. Look in the index un-
der Landlord-Tenant and
then for the subheading Pri-
vacy. You may also be able to
get information from a local
apartment association or
tenants' rights group.
Your state Attorney
General's Office or Con-
sumer Protection Agency
can also provide advice.
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Work on being a
caring roommate
A successful relationship
with your roommate begins
with you. Having a good
roommate is often as easy as
simply being a good room-
Perhaps the best advice
ever given to roommates can
be summed up in just one
word: communicate. Share
your feelings, your habits,
your attitudes, your ideas,
your moods, and your back-
Remember that living in
close quarters with a person
you do not yet know is some-
what frightening and in some
cases very challenging.
You are presented with the
opportunity to build a rela-
tionship based on mutual re-
spect, appreciation for indi-
vidual differences, and the
commitment to discuss the
day-to-day issues and prob-
lems that arise in any rela-
There is no such thing as
a "perfect roommate" or a
roommate who is a carbon
copy of you. Roommates are
always different in some ways.
Celebrate those differences,
and don't forget that you don't
have to be best friends in or-
der to be successful room-
In order to reduce poten-
tial friction and unexpected
(and disappointing) sur-
prises, sit down with your
roommate(s) during your first
several days together and dis-
cuss some of he following is-
�Your family.
� How you'd like to arrange the
�Your hometown.
� What property you're willing
to share.
� Your high school activities.
� Your normal study habits.
� How much sleep you need.
� How neatclean you'd like
the room to be.
� Considerations when guests
visit the room.
� Times when guests are not
� Your weekend activity pref-
�Your interests and activities.
If ever you feel yourself in
an unacceptable position of
not being able to study, sleep
or get along with your room-
mate or others, let a residence
hall staff member know im-
mediately. If you live off cam-
pus, contact the Counseling
Center for suggestions on
how to deal with the problem.
A successful relationship
sometimes just hinges on us-
ing your head and not plac-
ing temptation in the way.
Here are some other tips:
� Always lock your residence
hall room door when you are
out of your room or sleeping.
� Keep all small items of value
out of sight.
�Engrave your social security
number on all personal be-
� Do not lend your room key
to anyone!
� Do not prop open exterior
residence hall doors.
Be a good neighbor
As members of a community, we all have responsibilities
to our neighbors. It is important to foster good relations
with one another in order to maintain and enhance the
quality of life and safety of the neighborhoods we share.
To be a good neighbor, keep the following in mind:
� While you may view your residency as temporary, be con-
siderate of the fact that many of your neighbors have cho-
sen their homes as their primary residence.
� As a courtesy, you should notify your neighbors if you
plan to have a party. Give them your phone number and
ask them to contact you first if there are any problems dur-
ing the party.
� If you have a party, remember that the Greenville and
the surrounding areas have strict regulations regarding
noise levels and the consumption of alcohol, it is your re-
sponsibility to be familiar and comply with these regula-
� If you have a yard and porch take care of them.
� Be considerate of your parking habits - do not take up
two spaces with one car.
� Report any suspicious behavior to the police. Watch and
listen for unusual things such as loud noises or strange
people loitering around.
� Consider involving yourself in neighborhood events such
as meetings, crime watch prevention groups or commu-
nity service.
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How to Beat Bui
Few problems in apart-
ment living are as miserable
as an infestation of insects or
rodents. Fortunately, there are
actions that tenants and own -
ers can take to eliminate nasty
intruders that may make an
unwanted appearance.
The most common bug
problem in the United States
is the German Cockroach.
Second on the list of likely in-
truders is the Argentine Ant,
and rounding out the top
three is the rodent (e.g mice
and rat) category.
Tactics for getting rid of
pests vary depending on the
type of intruder that needs to
be wiped out. Cockroaches
generally are the most diffi-
cult problem.
"Some apartments just
have cockroaches in all the
units. They're in the walls.
They're in the cracks and
crevices. They go from unit to
unit due to common plumb-
ing and common access
points says Michael Lawton,
vice president of sales and
marketing for Western Exter-
minator in Irvine, California,
and a certified etymologist.
The cockroaches produce
miniature egg capsules con-
taining tiny transparent
roaches. The capsules are in-
conspicuous. Consequently,
you may be taking cock-
roaches with you even when
you believe you're leaving
them behind.
Lawton says roach motels
are a good first step in elimi-
nating cockroaches because
they'll reveal where the cock-
roaches are living in the
building. Cockroach baits
and Boric Acid dust also work
well if they're strategically
placed in the building.
Ants usually enter an
apartment unit because
they've located a food source.
Then they recruit an army of
worker ants from the colony
and establish a trail from their
home to yours. To eliminate
this problem follow the trail
back to the nest and aim an
insecticide spray at the ants.
Mice and rats generally
enter buildings through
openings too small to attract
much human notice. "Mice
and rats get in underneath
front and side doors, through
pipes through vents that
aren't screened. Make sure all
the vents are covered and the
pipes are sealed or caulked
suggests Lawton.
If amateur remedies aren't
up to the task of eliminating a
pest problem, it's best to call
a professional exterminator.
That's usually arranged by the
building owner or manager,
npt the individual tenant.
Many apartment buildings
are serviced routinely under a
standing contract.
Eliminating insects and
rodents isn't optional for
building owners because
these types of problems
present serious health haz-
ards for residents. Tenants
who don't get any action
should contact the local
health department for help.
should look for a well-main-
tained building because that's
the first line of defense. Also,
ask the manager whether the
building is regularly serviced
by a pest control company.
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to Get Along
Most tenants want to be on good terms with the people who
own and manage the apartment building they call home. Hav-
ing a good relationship with the landlord means your needs,
concerns and legitimate complaints will be met with all due
attention and action.
A successful landlord-tenant relationship starts with com-
munication, goodwill and respect on both sides. Beyond that,
here are some tips and suggestions:
1. Pay your rent on time. This point may seem self-evident,
but managers say some tenants don't seem to understand the
connection between on-time rent payments and the owner's
ability to manage the property.
2. Be patient about non-emergency repairs. Give your land-
lord some slack in getting things fixed, especially if parts are
needed to complete the repairs.
3. Get permission for do-it-yourself repairs. Making minor on your own may seem helpful, but some managers
frown on these efforts.
4. Be a considerate neighbor. Residents who interfere with
their neighbors' quiet enjoyment create trouble and aggrava-
tion for the manager.
5. Read your lease agreement. A signed lease agreement isn't
just a piece a paper. It's actually a legal document, agreed-
upon rent for the entire 12 months, even if you decide to move
out of the apartment during that time. Both the landlord and
the tenant are bound to the terms and conditions of the lease
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How to avoid costly
roommate problems
It's one thing to have your
landlord turn out to be a
creep or crook. The damage is
much harder to forsee and
can be worse economically
and psychologically when a
former friend betrays you.
About one-third of land-
lord tenant cases involve a
roommate who � for what-
ever reason � decides to
move out of rental housing
before the lease is over.
Each individual who signs
the lease (which is an express
enforceable contact) is liable
not only for his "share but
for the entire rent, should
other signers default. Trans-
lated into dollars, you are ob-
ligating yourself for $400 per
month if you sign for that
amount of rent, even if threes
other parties sign the same
lease. You are promising that
any or all whcjsjgn will pay.
Using the same example,
when four persons sign, they
are acknowledging the con-
tract between and among
themselves to contribute their
share: $100 per month. The
promise to share the rental
obligations is also a legally
enforceable contract.
Promises among room-
mates do not have to be in
writing to be enforceable in a
court of law.
Definite promises, bar-
gained for, understood and
given in exchange for some-
thing (for instance, housing or
the like promise of another
roommate) are the heals of
any contract. The landlord in
my example can rely on the
promises of four people or
any one of them. The room-
mates rely upon each other. If
rent from one party is late, for
example, the entire amount
will ordinarily be considered
late. If a fee is charged, it will
be assessed against all parties.
It is the obligation of the
roommates, based on their
promises to each other, to see
that the appropriate indi-
vidual is held responsible.
Likewise, if one person causes
damage, the deduction will be
withheld from all. The former
roommates need to decide
who among them should suf-
fer the consequences.
An obligation to pay $400
a month is also an obligation
to pay $4800 per year. Most
leases include a clause hold-
ing the tenant responsible for
the landlord's legal fees in the
event of the breach of con-
tract. This being the case, the
four prospective roommates
who are focused on coming
up with $100 per month
should also realize that each
is exposing himself to at least
$5000 of legal liability.
Anyone who suddenly pre-
sents the theory that his
apartment was "UN inhabit-
able" after getting into prob-
a program for students
wishing to move off-campus
Attend one session and learn about leases, tenantlandlord
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lems paying rent has a huge
creditability problem. Cer-
tainly when the residence is
not up to the city's housing
code � and cannot or is not
brought up to these standards
in a reasonable time � the
"implied warranty of habit-
ability" is broken.
If the place is destroyed by
fire or a tornado blows the
roof off, the lease can be con-
sidered broken. The law and
standard lease clauses give
the landlord the option to re-
pair. Finally, minor breaches
by the landlord are remedied
with rent abatement (de-
crease) rather than voiding
the entire lease.
If you cop out, the landlord
will probably not initially fo-
cus on getting the rent from
you. Your former roommates
will be stuck with the bill. Your
obligation doesn't end be-
cause you're not living there.
The abandoned room-
mates relied on your promise
to share rent when they signed
the lease. You are therefore li-
able to them for any damage
they suffer due to your broken
The individual who
breaches the obligation to his
fellow roommates�whether
for good or nasty reasons-
must make every effort to
lower their damages. They,
however, are under no legal
obligation to accept just any
new roommate. The landlord
usually has reserved the right
to approve of any new tenant
and can be expected to charge
a fee. Often it is futile to search
for a substitute roommate, at
least until a new semester is
about to begin.
The only realistic solution
to a roommate dispute is to
negotiate a settlement. Me-
diation is an excellent re-
source but the only sure ap-
proach is prevention.
If you are looking forward
to your first experience rent-
ing off-campus housing,
please keep these facts in
mind. Selection of room-
mates is as important as
checking out the landlord or
landlady's reputation. The
skipper is often out-of-state
or a dead-beat and there's not
much the law can do.
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St. Paul's Church.
The complex is on the left.
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Computer center equipped with
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Open Mic
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Scearte and Ketner
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Leap Year Party with
The Tree Huggers
The Rttic
Comedy Zone
Jewish Mother
The Plank
Mug Nite
The Oriue
chicken wire gang
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cd review
Ryan Kennemur
Senior Writer
A Tribe Called Quest
Okay, it's on. I have
been a fan of the Tribe ever
since I was in middle school.
I remember the songs
"Scenario" and "Buggin'
Out" coming over the
speakers in my friend's
mom's car, dancing in my
seat, then being reminded
by the people in the car
next to me that I am very,
very white. With this new
"greatest hits" disc, all five
Tribe CD's are represented. I
can sit back and listen to all
my favorite joints in the
comfort (not to mention
privacy) of my own home.
Yeah, boyeeee!
"Full Western Dress"
Yeeeeee-haaaa For the
past few years, country
music has been pretty
crappy. In the wake of such
artists as Bryan White,
Shania Twain and Toby
Keith, country music has
been losing its identity and
being played on the Top 40
stations, right in the middle
of Korn and Mandy Moore.
Thank God for the Derailers,
who on their new disc prove
that true honky-tonk music
is alive and well in the
hearts of some people.
Check out the video for
"The Right Place which
proves that not even CMT
can deny the appeal of an
actual country song.
"Designs for
If you're into hardcore
punk music such as Avail,
Youth of Today and such,
then you may be missing
out on a similar (and argu-
ably) better band. Snapcase
is the product of Victory
Records and their last album
"Lookinglass Self" should be
present in every hardcore
fan's collection. This new
disc continues where the
latter left off, spewing out
enough punk riffs and back
beats to make even the most
timid person break out their
black magic marker and don
an "X" on their hands.
Oasis and perhaps Pulp
started up years and years
ago, everything to come out
of Her Majesty's Island has
been way below par. Steps is
no exception. This quintet
gives itself Spice-Girlish
nicknames, spends about
five minutes on lyrics per
song, and even covers the
BeeGees. This is British
bubble gum pop at its finest,
which is to say that it is
terrible. I'd rather watch the
Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync and
Miss Spears talk about dogs
for two hours before I'd
listen to this CD again. I
gotta hand it to Britain,
though. Whenever a band
er group like this forms
and gains popularity, the
Queen just sends them over
here. Pretty slick, Queenie.
"Step One"
Ever since the Beatles,
the Rolling Stones, Blur,
Tills writer can be contacted at
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to seek 01
ECU girls
looking for girls of
Conference USA. Any
female ECU student, 18
or older, may end up
with a spread in the
magazine's October issue.
Those Interested should
send photos of them-
selves in a two-piece
swimsuit and a head
shot, along with a copy
of a university ID and a
driver's license to Playboy
Magazine, Women of
Conference USA, 680
North Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, HI 60611 or e-
mail them to
Sometime in the next few
months a photo team
will visit campus to
interview candidates they
like. Check future TECs
for more information.

Baring it all for art
Robbie Schwartz
Senior Writer
When freshman art
students first enter Studio
201 or 203, they don't know
what to expect. A high wall
stands in front of the door,
preventing casual observers
from looking inside the
studio. On the other side of
this wall is an introduction
to the simplicity, grace and
artistic possibilities inherent
in the nude human body.
Nude modeling is used
to teach the basics of figure
drawing and portrait draw-
ing in beginning and
advanced classes in the art
For most people,
modeling nude is not an
option. For a few, it is not as
difficult as imagined.
"The first time that I
did it, I didn't really experi-
ence any apprehension
said one male model, who
wished to remain anony-
mous. "I had taken a class
like that before. It involves a
professional attitude. You
just don't let yourself get
hung up on it
Sitting, standing or
reclining in front of a group
of peers naked, the models
must do something to pass
the time.
"I usually think about
what I have to get done that
day for school and other-
wise the male model said.
"Sometimes 1 recite music
lyrics in my head or just do
some thinking in general.
I've even fallen asleep a
couple of times
Art students must act in
a mature manner and show
respect for the model to get
A look into figure drawing class
BULLET from page 3
"All right muffin-boy,
you just let me know
whenever you are ready and
I'll come running More
like if you come over here
again I'm running out of
this place.
The dancer on stage
was pretty cute and actually
had some skills, dancing-
wise. Her name, I came to
find out, was Dakota. She
was pretty cute, although
she had one of those big
poofy hairstyles that
brought to mind the '80s
hair band Warrant. She also
had a couple of tattoos that
looked pretty good on her
back. Even though she
could dance really well she
did this annoying walking
thing that got on my
nerves. She would take two
steps, then rock back and
forth and her back leg
would then take two more
and repeat. If this was
supposed to be sexy then
I'm Buddy Hackett.
The next stripper made
everybody's jaws drop.
Raven, the epitome of
natural (yeah, they were
real) beauty came out to
some good ol' Van Halen
and ripped the place up
Literally, in a matter of
seconds, Raven earned
about $30, and the money
kept pouring in. Hell, if I
had a set of breasts I would
shake them too for that kind
of money. In minutes, her
garter was filled with money.
This woman was bottom-
line the best performer out
there. She was simply
In all, the dancers were
pretty with one or two
exceptions, but each one did
the job they were paid to do.
The crowd was pretty laid
back with no one yelling out
to the dancers and being
rude. The barkeep was really
nice and the bouncers were
cool as long as you were.
If you're looking for the
king of all strip bars, go to
the Thee Dollhouse in
Raleigh. If you're looking for
the king's illegitimate
brother tied up in a castle's
dungeon, then go to The
Silver Bullet. It's not that the
women there are ugly, it's
just the one or two ugly
ones that take away from
the group. They're the ones
with hail damage on their
legs and waists who look like
they got into a barbed-wire
death match and lost. If you
like that sort of thing, be my
guest. If not, then I'll see
you at Thee Dollhouse.
This writer can be contacted at
their work done. Nudity
becomes a matter of course,
and soon both the class and
model are able to work
together comfortably.
"Often the teacher is
walking around and talking
to you about your work
said art major Alissa
Johnston. "You are con-
stantly working, so you
really don't sit there and
think about it
"There is an initial
shock that first time you sit
down said Elizabeth
Browning, another art
major. "But you realize that
you are there to do work,
and from that point on it is
just like it's a part of your
job. It's all about being
professional and not acting
like a child
The final product often
shows both the beauty that
lies on the outside as well as
on the inside. Art majors
agree that these classes
teach students the apprecia-
tion and professionalism
involved in the creative
process of art.
"We've all seen a naked
person before said art
major Sue Smith. "Seeing
the human body this way is
These models receive
pay checks from money set
aside in a self-help budget
designed to help students
financially. They are paid
$6.75 an hour for portrait
modeling, and $7.75 for full-
body modeling.
There are some restric-
tions. The model must be a
full-time, dependable ECU
student who is able to meet
classes as scheduled. The
student may work a maxi-
mum of 20 hours per week,
but cannot be receiving
other work-study funding.
To receive more infor-
mation about becoming a
model, please contact
Michael Voors in Room 215-
A of the Jenkins Building, or
call at 328-1304.
This writer can be contacted at
from page 3
woman a lap dance and she
just went nyts. The club had
a separate area for lap -
dances so I took her back
there and as soon as I
started to dance her hands
were all over me. I told her
"no touching" but she
wouldn't listen. I finally had
to stop the dance because of
some of the things this
woman was loing.
FH: Does your family
know what yoj are doing?
Dixie: Yt ah, they
know, but they realize I'm
an adult and can do what I
feel is right for myself. They
don't like it much but hey,
what can they do, you
FH: Do you plan on
doing this for long?
Dixie: I hope not. I
have a pretty good amount
of money saved up right
now and when Daisy, my
daughter, is ready to start
school then I'm going to
stop. She means the world
to me so 1 want to spend as
much time with her as
FH: Have you ever
done anything other than
dancing in the adult profes-
Dixie: I did one movie
when 1 was 19 but hated it
so much that I've never
done anything other than
dancing since then.
FH: What is the worst
type of customer?
Dixie: The ass who
won't take no for an answer
at the end of the night.
Thank God no one has ever
followed me home.
FH: What does your
job description include?
Dixie: Stage dancing,
lap dancing, bachelor parties
and divorce parties. In one
instance I actually danced at
a guy's bachelor party, and
then about a year-and-a-half
later danced at his divorce
party, too.

8 215-
ng, or
0 Canada! mmm
Land to the north provides
Emily Richardson
Photo Editor
I love to travel.
Trouble is, (or like so
many of my close friends
tell me) it is always to the
same place. My theory:
When you get a favorite,
why change? You may be
disappointed somewhere
else and wish you were
where you wanted to go
all along. And, there are
some places that are just
worth seeing over and
over again. If you're still
looking for a place to go
over Spring Break, I
highly recommended this
There is a little
suburb just north of the
United states called
British Columbia that
gives me the quick fix and
puts my mind back in
focus. Lost you yet? No,
Canada is not really a
suburb of the United
States and to all you
Canadians, I am just
British Columbia is a
province on the western
side of Canada, just north
of Washington state.
Surely there are other
ways to get to Canada,
but I always fly into
Seattle to save a few
bucks. From there I either
drive up to Vancouver or
take a ferry ride to
Vancouver Island. I
recommend you visit
both places.
The first time I flew
into Seattle was quite an
adventure. I flew stand-by
and I stood by for a very,
very long time. Counting
the time change, the trip
took 38 hours. I learned
from my mistake and for
my second trip I checked
out a Web site called I bid $200
on a round-trip ticket. It's
a great place to look for
cheap tickets if you're on
a budget. Even William
Shatner thinks so.
It is about a three-
hour drive from Seattle to
Vancouver. Fortunately, I
met a friend and stayed
with her in a community
outside of Port Moody,
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(top) Goldstream Waterfall at Goldstream Provincial Park, S kilometers
outside of Victoria, (bottom) Campbell River, located 3.5 hours north of
Victoria, (photos by Emily Richardson and Leah Drlemel)
called Belle Carra, just outside
of Vancouver. I was sur-
rounded by mountains. Just
outside the front door a path
lead to Indian Arm Bay off the
Pacific Ocean. This setting was
perfect for reading one of
my Oprah Winfrey Book
Club novels and taking deep
relaxing breaths, something
I never do while I am in
great travel experience

The whole province of
British Columbia is great for
hiking and mountain
biking. A few hours north of
Vancouver is a place called
Whistler Mountain Resort,
perfect for skiing and
Vancouver reminds me
of a small-scale New York
City with different-colored
money and crosswalks
where people actually stop.
When I was walking around
the downtown of Victoria,
(the capital of British Co-
lumbia located on
Vancouver island) thinking
about a tourist baseball cap
and sailing trinket key chain
I wanted to find, I stopped
on a corner of an intersec-
tion (no I was not in black
boots and fishnet
pantyhose) to wait for the
light to change before
crossing. All the cars sud-
denly halted. The light was
still green and they stopped!
They were idling there for a
long time because I thought
they were plotting to run
down the American when I
trustingly crossed. Anyhow,
Canadians are very polite
drivers. They also do not
carry guns since gun posses-
sion is illegal in Canada.
One more tip. If you
(top photo) The inner harbor in
Uictoria is home to beautiful boats;
(aboue left) My dear friend Leah
Driemel checks the price of
uegetables in China Town; (aboue
right) The Partiment Building on
Government Street; (bottom) Seals
are not an uncommon sight in the
waters of British Columbia, (all
photos by Emily Richardson)
do decide to go to Canada,
do not, under any circum-
stances, joke with the border
patrol. When they ask you if !
you are carrying any drugs i
or weapons, do not ask
them if an AK 47 counts.
They will not laugh. In fact, i
they will be so unimpressed j
they will strip the interior of
your car. So, you have been
warned. I think a job re-
quirement for the border
patrol is a lack of sense of
humor. Save your time and
keep your rental car deposit.

This writer can be contacted at


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