The East Carolinian, February 29, 2000
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Volume 74, Issue 92
NC one of the most obese states
11 days to go until Spring Break
Travel film
Filmmaker Grant Foster will narrate his
film about Greece and the Aegean Islands
today at 4 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. in
Mendenhall Student Center. An optional
theme dinner is also available at 6 pm. For
tickets and information call the Central Ticket
Office at 328-4788.
Public forum
The department of English will conduct a
public forum on "Highlighting the Experi-
ences of Vietnam Veterans from Eastern
North Carolina at 6:30 p.m. today in the
Willis Building. The forum is the result of a
grant from the North Carolina Humanities
Council to study African-American experi-
ences in Vietnam. Contact: Sharon Raynor,
project director, at 328-6784.
John Broadwater, director of the USS
Monitor Marine Sanctuary, will be at ECU to
talk about the famous Civil War shipwreck
located off Cape Hatteras. In his address at
7 p.m tonight in the Mendenhall Student
Center Underground, Broadwater will dis-
cuss the future of the shipwreck and the
plans for this summer's research expedition
to the wreck site. His presentation is spon-
sored through the ECU Program in Maritime
History and Nautical Archaeology. Contact
Timothy Runyan at 328-6097.
Blood drive
The Red Cross will conduct a blood drive
from noon-fa p.m Wednesday, March 1 in
Mendenhall Student Center.
The Symphonic and Concert bands will
perform at 8 p.m Wednesday, March 1 in
Wright Auditorium. The concert is free.
Disability issues
The annual chat session to discuss dis-
ability-related issues and concerns will be
held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 2 in
Room 201 in Mendenhall. Topics for discus-
sion include legal issues, testing
accomadations, campus services, physical
and program accessibility and services pro-
vided by the state such as vocational reha-
bilitation and programs for the blind. Contact
ECU Disability Support Services at 328-
6799 for more information.
Mardi Gras
A Mardi Gras celebration will take place
from 9 p.m2 a.m Friday, March 3 in
Mendenhall. The program is an alcohol alter-
native event, which will include a casino,
bingo, karaoke, a hypnotist show, Cajun
food, mask making and dancing. Staff, fac-
ulty and members of the community serve in
a variety of roles from card dealers to food
servers. Contact Heidi Bennekamper at 328-
The Naval Academy will visit ECU for up-
coming baseball games with the Pirates. A
doubleheader starts at noon Saturday,
March 4.
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University plans future campus expansion
Administrators focus
on new facilities
Martina Clyburn
In accordance with the UNC
plan to increase overall system
enrollment, ECU is making plans
to expand the university's cam-
According to Robert Thomp-
son, director of Planning and
Institutional Research, during
the past nine months, university
consultants have been examin-
ing ways to expand the campus
while turning it into a pedestrian
campus as well. The goal of the
university is to increase student
enrollment from the present
18,000 students to 27,000 stu-
dents, along with an additional
300 faculty and staff members.
Thompson said the enroll-
ment is not the key factor for the
"It doesn't matter whether
we grow to 24,000 or 27,000
Thompson said. "Construction is
needed because we still need new
According to Thompson, the
university wants to buy an addi-
tional 100 acres.
Thompson said the addi-
tional acres will affect the com-
munity of GreenvlUe through
traffic decisions, job increases,
more housing arrangements for
students and better parking
availability on and off campus.
Construction planners have
presented three ideas to the uni-
versity, Thompson said.
The first idea will extend Elm
Street to Epps School and
C :otanche Street. The second idea
Krisan Osterby-Benson, a campus planner and principal at Ellerbe Becket, answers questions for faculty and staff regarding the master plan, (photo by
Emily Richardson)
is simply an extension to the
first. It will feature the expansion
of Elm Street, but will eliminate
Epps School. With that elimina-
tion, a Kmart plaza will be elimi-
nated and added to the cqjpus.
The final idea incorporates the
area between 10th Street and
14th Street extending to
Cotanche Street.
Dr. Richard Brown, vice chan-
cellor for Administration and Fi-
nance said the plans for expan-
sion will be presented to the
Board of Trustees (BOT) in May.
"We will not be recommend-
ing any specific plan to the BOT
until May Brown said. "Al-
though, during the March meet-
ing we will introduce all three
The campus master plan will
take approximately 10-15 years
to complete, but cannot begin
until ECU receives money from
the state.
Last Friday, in anticipation of
the upcoming legislative session,
Chancellor Eakin profiled the
university's needs to members of
the General Assembly from east-
ern North Carolina, legislators
toured the Flanagan Building to
look into the need for the new
See PLAN, page 3
City, state funding dependent on Census 2000
Citizens participate in
government survey
Maura Buck
As mandated by the Consti-
tution, the federal government
will be taking a national census
of the population this year, as is
done every 10 years for statisti-
cal purposes.
The census involves the
Greenville community answer-
ing a series of questions with ref-
erence to both themselves and
the surrounding area. All stu-
dents that do not live at home
are responsible for filling out a
form, regardless of the address
they are politically registered
under or their permanent ad-
According to Denise Moore of
the Census Bureau, students who
do not live with their parents
need to fill out thief own census
"Students who live in dorms
or in sorority or fraternity houses
will be visited by a bureau repre-
sentative who will give them a
form and explain it Moore said.
I lowever, those students who
North Carolina
Complete Count 2000
live off campus will receive a
questionnaire in the mail and
they are responsible for return-
ing the information to the bu-
Organizations on campus
have made efforts to inform stu-
dents of the importance of par-
ticipating in the census.
"We put some general infor-
mation about how the census
impacts our community in the
newsletters we send out said
Shelly Meyers, director of Adult
and Commuter Student Services.
"We'll also be sending out e-mail
reminders to all students who live
off campus about the census
According to the bureau, resi-
dents who partake in the surveys
can benefit in a number of ways.
Not only does the bureau distrib-
ute millions of dollars of state
and federal funds based on the
information gathered during the
process, but it also affects scien-
tific research, especially in the
areas of sociology and medicine.
By participating, the govern-
ment is able to assess the num-
ber of residents as well as the
breakdown of sex, minorities and
See CENSUS page 4
Most prank calls made
out of boredom, officials say
Police offer tips on
avoiding phone harassment
Josette LaChance
The ECU police department is no stranger
to dealing with harassing and prank phone calls
"On average, there are about ten to twenty
harassing phone calls per semester at ECU said
Sergeant Stephanie Griffin of the ECU police de-
partment. "Nine out of ten calls are considered
annoying more than harassment
Griffin said that there have been no major
cases of serious phone harassment during the
past three years.
Most calls that are classified as annoying are
due to domestic problems and boredom. While
no legal action is taken against harmless phone
pranksters, annoying calls are documented to
create a paper trail if the calls progress and be-
come more threatening.
According to Griffin, the difference between
annoying phone calls, like random prank calls,
and harassing calls, and harassing phone calls
is that the latter consists of threats.
"If a call is determined to be harassing then
we trace the call and that individual will be
charged Griffin said.
Phone harassment carries the charge of a
class II misdemeanor.
There are some steps that students can take
to be proactive in preventing or stopping phone
harassment. One step is to avoid giving any
personal Information to the caller. Do not let
the caller know that you are angry or upset by
slamming the phone down or by trying to call
them back. Likewise, never answer any of their
questions. Instead, ask who they are looking
for and what they want.
Police advise students to hang up the phone
as soon as any improper questions or noises
are heard.
In addition to this, it is wise to keep a record
of all calls by writing down the time of the call,
a description of the caller's voice, any back-
ground noises and the content of the call. This
way the student will have written documenta-
tion for the police report.
"Having your phone number changed is the
best way to end phone harassment if the prob-
lem persists Griffin said.
See CALLS page 3
Eagle wakes for
first time since accident
Student hit by car
on road to recovery
Angela Harne
Sophomore Mark Eagle woke
up yesterday morning for the
first time since he was hit by a
car Fri. Feb. 18 while trying to
cross 10th Street near Miami
At the scene Eagle was trans-
ported to Pitt Memorial County
Hospital (PMCH). He has been
in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
since the accident. Glenn Eagle,
Eagle's father said he is very ex-
cited about his son's awakening.
"This is a major step G.
Eagle said. "This is the best day
since we've been here PCMH.
The doctor's have taken Mark off
of the oxygen and have lowered
his medication. My family and I
could not be happier, though it
is still going to be a long road
Sophomore Eric Hall, Eagle's
roommate said he had talked to
Eagle's father.
"Mr. Eagle told me that Mark
could move his hands and even
talk Hail said. "His dad also told
me that he could talk a little bit.
Although due to his lung dam-
age his talk is slurred, but the
doctor's told Mark that could be
worked on with time
I lall said everyone on campus
has Eagle in their thoughts and
prayers. "He has everyone's sup-
port Hall said. "Even those that
do not know him are thinking
about himI hope he gets well
soon because it's lonely up here
by myself
Student James Andrew Mor-
ris, the driver of the car was ar-
rested by the Greenville Police
Department (GPD) for driving
while impaired (DW1).
According to Captain
Smeltzer tW the GPD, no DWI
charges were pursued due to the
low results from his breathilizer
test. Morris could not be con-
tacted for comment.
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Duke University-President Nan Keohane told
the Board of Trustees that Duke officials erred by
not quickly disclosing the details of an alcohol-re-
lated death last fall.
President Nan Keohane stood at a podium be-
fore the Board of Trustees Friday and offered a heart-
felt confession.
Her voice quivering with emotion, Keohane
shared a shocking admission of guilt in the
University's handling of Pratt junior Raheem Bath's
alcohol-related death.
Although she insisted that concerns about pa-
tient confidentiality and general sensitivity made
it impossible to openly discuss the details surround-
ing Bath's death immediately, the president ac-
knowledged that administrators should have ad-
dressed rampant rumors and capitalized on the
teachable moment.
"In retrospect, we should have been more ag-
gressive in our response at the outset, less sensitive
to the immediate tragedy perhaps and more sensi-
tive to the long-term implications of this particular
death she said. "We should have talked openly
about this in December, bringing home the shock-
ing import of this death as a cautionary tale for oth-
ers, while the emotional wounds were still fresh
Administrators have long believed that Bath's
Nov. 27 death was caused by aspiration pneumo-
nia, which he contracted by inhaling his own vomit.
In December, Keohane shared that informationWh
the Board and began speaking about the incident
with groups of alumni and parents, although she
did not name Bath specifically. But the true details
of his death were not shared with students until
last month, after a second student apparently con-
tracted pneumonia in the same way.
"I believe that I missed an opportunity to use
my office as a 'bully pulpit' for students who were
seeking guidance and clarification Keohane said.
Keohane's pledge for repentance was as sincere
as her confession.
She cited a letter written by six university presi-
dents that urged administrators to "be vocal, be vis-
ible and be visionary" in responding to drinking
on campus. "I intend to take that counsel to heart
in the weeks ahead, and I will urge my colleagues
to do the same she said.
The open discussion of Bath's death came ear-
lier this month after a series of alcohol-related inci-
dents captured widespread public attention. Specifi-
cally, Pi Beta Phi sorority caught substantial heat
when a letter to the editor alleged that pledges were
harassed and encouraged to consume excessive
quantities of alcohol. A subsequent mixer between
Pi Phi and Phi Kappa Psi fraternity resulted in both
Greek organizations' suspensions.
"We have a serious problem at Duke around
binge drinking, and we need to do something seri-
ous about it. We are not unique in this by any
means, but that is not our concern here she said.
"We can learn from others about strategies that
have worked to combat this profoundly troubling
problem, but we cannot blame our situation on
the fact that this is prevalent on other campuses.
Our problem is a Duke problem, and we need to
do everything we can to solve it
CSU-Colorado State University was handed a
subpoena early last week by the Record Industry
Association of America in conjunction with its in-
vestigation of a CSU student who was allegedly us-
ing a Web site to illegally obtain and distribute digi-
tal music files.
The RIAA, which investigates Web sites it sus-
pects to be operating in violation of copyright laws,
requested the student's identification from the uni-
versity Feb. 15; CSU complied. Also, the student's
Web site-stored on a university server-and Internet
connection were terminated, said CSUPD officer
Mark Childress.
Approximately 90 to 95 percent of the record-
ing industry's music titles are represented by UIAA,
Childress said. The student being investigated, who
spoke with the Collegian on a condition of ano-
nymity, said he was not aware of the full scope of
computer crime.
"You're young enough to download MP3s and
not know it's illegal, yet you can go to prison for
it he said. "It's like fireworks: You can buy them,
.but you can't set them off
MP3 is a format by which digital sound can be
compressed and stored. MP3-encoded sound is
available over the Internet from sites such as or, and can be downloaded
to any computer for free. The current case is the
second involving an RIAA investigation of illegal
MP3 distribution sites operating out of CSU resi-
dence halls, Childress said.
However, this case was the first in which the
university had been subpoenaed, he said. The
former case, brought to the attention of CSU by
the RIAA, occurred Jan. 24. RIAA requested only
that the student's site be terminated; CSU complied.
The students targeted in the cases were operating
their own "File Transfer Protocol" sites, which can
be used for MP3 storage and distribution.
"This is definitely a new problem arising at
CSU Childress said. "In these cases, students have .
initiated a legal site but were distributing MP3s,
which is in violation of copyright law. Distributing
MP3s without compensation for the producing or
recording company is i11' I
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Science and Technology Building
that is under construction.
Thompson said the expansion
will come with time.
"It's going to be exciting and
frustrating at the same time Th-
ompson said. "Facilities don't come
as quickly as everyone wants them
to. Everyone is going to have to walk
around things for awhile because a
change is needed
Sophomore Tamela Payne said
she is excited about the expansion.
"I'm looking forward to the ex-
pansion Payne said. "As ECU
grows so does the city of Greenville,
which, in turn, will bring more in-
dustry to Greenville
According to Brown, the re-
quested tuition increase is irrelevant
concerning the university's expan-
sion project.
"Tuition increase is related to the
need to stay competitive with other
institutions Brown said. "It will
also help advance our library re-
sources, as well as raise faculty sala-
This writer can be contacted at
mclyburn@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
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Students who have experienced
prank calls said they feel that this
type of joke is immature.
"It's just annoying and stupid
said freshman Carla Stuy. "I don't
understand how some people can
have so much free time on their
hands and why they would choose
to spend it bothering people
Senior Brian Bradshaw agreed.
"I think it's extremely immature,
and I'm glad we have the technol-
ogy and the brains to do something
about it Bradshaw said.
Anonymous complaints of ha-
rassing phone calls can be reported
at www.ecu.edupolice
crimetips.htmr' '
This writer can be contacte&at
jlachance@studeritmedia. ecu. ed
Feb. 24
Missing Person-k construc-
tion worker at the Jarvis site
reported that a co-worker was
missing. He was last seen on
at 7:15 a.m Feb. 23. His family
has been notified.
Auto Accident-Two non-
students were involved in an
auto accident at the Outpa-
tient Center at Brody School
of Medicine.
Hit and Run AcddentTwo
faculty members were in-
volved in a hit and run acci-
dent In the A-Iot at Brody
SOM. One faculty member
struck another while backing
from a space. A witness re-
ported the vehicle responsible.
The subject was issued a state
citation for failure to stop at
the scene of an accident.
Damage to Property-A fac-
ulty member reported that he
found a bullet lodged in the
roof of a state owned van. The
van is parked in the lot be-
tween Joyner Library and the
Old Cafeteria Building while
not being driven.
Meeting called to order. to see the production of Charli
SGA Treastife�er�n"Web on Friday�faK:h
Harper said SGA President Cliff
Webster, SGA Vice President
John Meriac, SGA Secretary Jes-
sica Dowdy and Junior Class
President Christy Lynch are pres-
ently in Texas at the Conference
of Student Government Associa-
tion (COSGA).
Harper said they will return
Chris Williams, appropria-
tions chair said ODK Honors
Society wants to transfer $450 to
help sponsor the Petilio Elemen-
tary School field trip to campus
SGA representatives passed the
Michael Orr, sophomore class
president introduced the SGA stu-
dent welfare resolution stating that
the student welfare committee will
sponsor community service and
philanthropy acts over a two year
According to On, the resolution
will be voted on next week by the
legislation. .
Jeremy Hoegemann and Brandie
Fintchre of financial management
announced a drawing for a Sega
Dreamcast system.
Fintchre said the drawing
profits will be used to sponsor 12
students to travel to Baltimore,
Md� at the end of April for a
three-night stay.
According to Fintchre, the
SGA has already given them
$S00, but they are trying to raise
another $200.
Fintchre said drawing tickets
are $2 and wiii be available from
4:30 p.m7 p.m all week in
Mendenhall. She said the draw-
ing will take place March 9.
Meeting adjourned.
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Clinton seeks more aid for Floyd victims veterans voice
RALEIGH (APJ-President Clinton asked Congress on
Friday for $124 million more in federal aid to victims
of Hurricane Floyd's flooding in eastern North Caro-
The request in Clinton's supplemental appropria-
tions bill is in addition to $223 million sought by his
administration earlier this month for a total of $347
million in supplemental requests this year.
"It's the thing we need to fill in the gaps from last
year's budget said Rep. Bob Etheridge, D-N.C.
Congress approved $2.2 billion in aid last year and
the state Legislature added an aid package totaling $836
million. In addition, the Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency has spent $1.05 billion in aid to flood
victims in the state and the U.S. Small Business Ad-
ministration has made available $459 million in disas-
ter assistance loans.
"This request addresses some of our most critical
needs in agriculture and housing said Rep. David
Price, D-N.C. "We pushed to make sure this year's re-
quest again included help for our farm families and
additional assistance to get families into livable hous-
ing and the White House responded
The latest requests are in a bill that includes budget
proposals for the military and other departments.
The request includes $81 million to buy flood-dam-
aged tobacco, cotton and peanuts from marketing co-
operatives. Much tobacco was damaged after it was
harvested and brought to warehouses before flooding
struck last September. The tobacco portion of the re-
quest is $78 million and most of it is for North Caro-
lina, said congressional spokesmen.
Another piece of the proposal for farmers is to use
$50 million in existing conservation funds to repair
buildings and equipment, said Etheridge spokesman
Brad Woodhouse.
Other items in the current request include:
$15.9 million to help build 1,000 low-income rental
housing units and $13.6 million in rental assistance
for people who move into the housing.12 million to
provide housing vouchers for 2,000 families displaced
by flooding. $1.5 million for the Army Corps of Engi-
neers to perform a study in the town of Princeville on
prevention of future flooding catastrophes.
The request made Feb. 7 included money for
buyouts of structures in low areas, low-interest loans,
economic development payments to fishermen, dredg-
ing and emergency navigation work and repair of fed-
eral facilities.
Clinton's supplement budget request included a
total of $347 million for recovery efforts in all states
affected by Floyd. About $252 million of that will be
available for North Carolina if approved by Congress.
AIDS explosion in Caribbean
blamed on sex tourism, homophobia
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP)-Ho-
mophobia, sex tourism, infidelity and poverty are ma-
jor factors causing a rapid spread of AIDS and increas-
ingly infecting women in the Caribbean, international
and regional health officials said Friday.
Societal norms encourage homosexuals to have het-
erosexual relationships, and married men to have sex
with other women, said experts and victims. Also, pov-
erty is forcing men and women to prostitution, often
with tourists, they said in a dramatic and uncharacter-
istically open discussion.
They spoke at a conference organized by the U.S.
National Institutes of Health that is being held simul-
taneously on five Caribbean islands in a high-profile
effort to stir debate and awareness about the once-ta-
boo irsues of sexual promiscuity and AIDS.
"It is definitely an epidemic, and in the Caribbean
we have the second largest incidence in the world after
Africa said Peggy McEvoy, Team Leader for the Carib-
bean program for Geneva-based UNAIDS, which
handles AIDS policy issues, education and research.
"The islands with tourism are the ones that don't
want to talk about it very much McEvoy said. "There's
a tremendous amount of sexual activity involved with
tourism. There's a lot of fear that if tourists are aware
they're not going to come
She said the number of people infected with the
HIV virus in the Caribbean is likely more than 500,000
and could be as high as 700,000 about double the pre-
viously reported figures.
Part of the problem is that some countries keep track
of AIDS but not HIV infections. McEvoy cited the Do-
minican Republic, which reported a total of 4,230 cases
of AIDS in August 1998. McEvoy estimated that the
country has 150,000 cases of HIV-positive and AIDS
Neighboring Haiti, the poorest country in the hemi-
sphere, said it had 4,967 total AIDS cases in 1998.
McEvoy said UNAIDS officials believe there are 330,000
Haitians infected with the virus and AIDS. According
to the UNAIDS report "AIDS Epidemic Update: Decem-
ber 1999 the last time Haiti performed HIV surveil-
lance among pregnant women, in 1996, close to 6 per-
cent tested positive for the virus.
Some conference sessions are being broadcast live
by satellite from the U.S. Virgin Islands to some of the
2,300 health officials, AIDS activists and victims meet
ing here and in Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and the
One dire statistic presented from a survey of 8,100
schoolchildren in four English-speaking Caribbean is-
lands has 42 percent experiencing sex before the age
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of 10. The figure rises to 62 percent by age 12. That
survey, conducted by the Washington-based Organi-
zation of American States' Pan American Health Orga-
nization, could reflect a high rate of child molestation.
A third of reported AIDS cases in the Caribbean are
among women and the percentage seems likely to grow,
according to the Ministry of Health in Trinidad and
Tobago. It reported last year that seven of eight youths
being infected between the ages of 10 and 19 are fe-
Some government officials and at least one tour-
ism official appeared to agree that there is a problem.
In Jamaica, Health Minister John Junor said the
challenge was fighting "the irresponsible sexual behav-
ior of our men
"Everyone recognizes this is a problem and the need
to confront it honestly said Joseph Forstmayr, vice
president of the Hotel and Tourist Association in Ja-
McEvoy noted that married women face high risks
because their partners are unfaithful and won't use
condoms. "Married women (here) don't have the ne-
gotiating power within a marriage to insist on a con-
dom she said. "Their husbands would kick them out
concern about
Agent Orange
MONTPEUER, Vt (APJ-If been 35 years since
Mei Pritchett served in the Army in Vietnam. He's
not a drinker, he said, yet he wassurprlsed recently
to learn his liver is abnormally enlarged. And the
more he hears about a toxic defoliant widely used
during the war in Southeast Asia, the more his
concerns grow that the size of his liver is con-
nected to exposure to the chemical.
"Now I'm finding out more and more about
this problem, said Pritchett, now a 51-year-old
Burlington resident. "Nobody knows much about
it. I don't know where else to go
Pritchett voiced his concerns and questions
Saturday to a roomful of Vietnam veterans and a
panel of experts on the suspected links between
veterans' health problems and the chemical
known as Agent Orange.
Organized by Rep. Bernle Sanders, the State-
house hearing brought out frustrated veterans to
hear presentations on the possible connection
between the herbicide and their long-term physi-
cal ailments. And it brought out accusations from
both veterans and Sanders that the U.S. Depart-
ment of Veterans Affairs and the Defense Depart-
ment have not done little to study the problem
or educate veterans as to the benefits they are
entitled to.
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even age. As a result, planners use the census to de-
velop recreational programs such as playgrounds for
children or parks for the elderly.
In addition, the numbers aid in developing effec-
tive means of transportation, especially in creating bus
routes and subway stops to assist the residents of a par-
ticular region. In order to get this information, the cen-
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on Just let us know before
we arrive (or better yet, e-
mail us) that all Ihe parking
lots have been set aside for
our fine
construction comrades'
Here at ECU, the issue of parking remains one of the most debated
issues on campus. The controversial recent proposal by university plan-
ners to create a pedestrian campus has sparked debate by both faculty
and students as to whether this indeed would be the best way to accom-
modate ECU's growing population.
Parking has become more and more of a problem since the adminis-
tration decided to begin increasing the size of the university. Ongoing
construction on campus has also led to congested parking lots and areas
near residence halls. Many students think that taking away this much-
needed parking could lead to even greater difficulty getting around cam-
pus. All students and faculty who commute to class would be required to
park in fringe areas and ride a shuttle into campus. These individuals are
worried that this would lead to missed classes due to bus delays, inclem-
ent weather and other unforeseen situations. We have a solution to this
Please tell us what is going on. Just let us know before we arrive (or
better yet, e-mail us) that all the parking lots have been set aside for our
fine construction comrades' vehicles. Tell us before we buy a parking sticker
that will keep us from eating for three weeks that we are not anywhere
close to being guaranteed a spot. Perhaps this plan would promote-gasp-
-communication between administration and the students that dangle so
precariously on their plans.
While we think it is great that our university has decided to increase
and expand both its population and academic standards, which will, in
turn, attract more academically-minded students, we believe the univer- "
sity must take this growth process one step at a time. And believe it or
not, letting us know details in advance should be part of the master plan.
That way we can be the well-prepared adults you would like for us to be
and we can expend our energy on more interesting pursuits than making
traces at the Parking and Traffic Services staff members.
Father of accident victim thanks ECU community
Dear Editor,
I am Mark Eagle's dad. Mark's mother, our family,
friends and 1 really appreciate the outpouring concern
for our son. The circle of friends from ECU and the
concern from the administration is awesome. We have
faith that Mark will pull through all of this but it will
take time. We see improvements each time that we are
able to visit him. It was a good time to pack since we
had no time to pack when we were summoned to ECU
(Greenville) last Saturday morning.
My son loves ECU and the students. We continue
to inform him of all of your visits, telephone calls and
messages. We are impressed by Carrie Moore's visit and
call plus the other calls from Dean Speier and others.
We have many churches, friends and family praying
for Mark. He is a healthy young man with a serious
head injury. My true belief is that he will fully recover,
but it will take some time.
We thank each of you for your prayers and con-
cerns. Each of you have added to our strength during
this time. I will be back in Greenville this afternoon.
His mother is at the hospital now. Thank you so much
(all of his friends, the university and the staff at Pitt
Memorial). We appreciate all of you. Please continue
to lift my son, Mark, up in your prayers.
Glenn Eagle
Pedestrian campus fantastic idea
Internet isn't any more dangerous than real life
Dorcus Brule
With our new age of fast computers and multiple
chat modes it is becoming more and more common-
place to hear that someone "hooked up" with some-
one over the Net. Most often the initial reaction to a
relationship fostered by the Net is one of fear. We've
all heard the horror stories about little girls being lured
from their homes by sick 50-year-old pedophiles, but
is that what the Internet dating scene is really about?
And is the Internet any less safe a place to find your
tjue love than the downtown club scene?
; The skeptic's claim is that the Internet makes it a
lpt easier for someone to lie about themselves and
present a persona of their own making. Can't a
drunken loser at the bar do the same thing? They
don't know you, you don't know them. Can't they
lfe just as well as someone off of the Net?
For instance, my ex-boyfriend "Jason" was a 30-
year-old jobless, divorced, child support-paying fa-
ther-of-one. Meeting "Jason" was like putting up a
personals ad that read "I'd like to be emotionally
abused, please but I didn't meet him online; I met
him at a bar. Of course, I didn't know of his bad quali-
ties until a long-time down the road; his loser-ish quali-
ties didn't come through until months into the rela-
tionship. He hid them from me because he didn't want
to lose me. People lie to your face as well as online.
Jason was the drunken loser that lied.
I don't support the idea that the Internet is a dan-
gerous place where only freaks lurk. I'm not saying that
there aren't freaks on the Net. And, in contrast to "Ja-
son I met my favorite ex-boyfriend online. Even
though the relationship is over, "Mark" was a great guy.
He was upfront with me about his entire life before we
even met. Our relationship lasted a year, and I never
found anything contrary to what he told me while we
were getting to know each other online.
My point: Don't judge a book by its cover. The
Internet isn't any more dangerous for love than your
local bar. Just because you can see the person, doesn't
mean that you are safe. Just because you cannot seethe
person doesn't mean that they are crazy. So, the sup-
posed danger of the Internet isn't just exclusive to the
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In a world of increasing rush and hurry, it is nice to
see this campus taking strides to ensure the safety and
wellbeing of those of us who still use the most ancient
form of locomotion; walking. By eliminating the 10th
Street entrance to campus due to construction, the ad-
ministration has allowed the walking population to
stroll with more ease as they don't have to look both
ways before crossing the street. If this campus truly
wishes to expand its population by 10,000 in the next
decade, creating a nearly car free environment would
be an aesthetic move.
Myself, I mostly use my bike to get around, but on
campus I consider myself to be a pedestrian, and as a
pedestrian I am tired of having to constantly watch
out for ignorant sleepy drivers who plow through cross-
walks with only the thought of getting back to bed on
their minds. I am also sure that the drivers are sick and
tired of having to constantly watch out for ignorant
sleepy kids who step right in front of them holding
their coffee cups thinking nothing at all. The lesson of
all thi' Don't be ignorant and sleepy. No, don't mix
motors and feet; they are simply two different natures
not meant to co-exist in the same space.
Walking to class on a gorgeous spring day under a
Carolina blue sky is a privilege; take advantage of it.
Skateboards, bikes, roller blades and all forms of self
propelled locomotion are of course included in this
privilege. Are you really so concerned with your last
ten minutes of sleep that you have to rush to class with
only the thought of being late to accompany you?
Now, the idea of a pedestrian campus brings in its
own set of problems. For example, where are all those
people going to park their cars? With the elimination
of most campus parking, and the influx of so many
new students, even if you take car pooling into ac-
count, you have to ask where are you going to put
8,000 more cars? Many universities have answered thjs
question with the omnipresent on-campus parking
garage, but I wonder if there is a better solution.
In the tallest skyscrapers, human traffic�to get to
the top floors�exceeds elevator capacity, so what has
been done is to break up the elevator shafts into dif-
ferent section of the building and to different floors.
The same principle can be applied to this campus in
that many small parking areas could be added on the
outskirts so all the commuters are not heading to the
same place and each could park closer to where they
actually want to be.
Self locomotion is a beautiful thing and should be
cherished on this campus and everywhere. IF you are
tired of having to wait to cross the street on your own
campus when you are already late for your 8 a.m. class,
make yourself heard and create a pedestrian environ-
ment for your school, and if one day, as you are stroll-
ing down the sidewalk you get cut off by someone on
a yellow bike, please forgive them and understand that
they don't mean any disrespect. Until we meet again.
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Graffiti advertisers keep vandalizing campus
Contest for wacky inventions continues
Patrick McMahon
, I have a real bad feeling this is going to turn into a
rant so if it does, I'll apologize now and get it out of
the way. I am sick and tired of having to see chalk-
covered sidewalks and benches when I walk through
j Various student groups think they are evidently
doing the student body a service by advertising where
thousands of people walk each day, yet I think this is
nothing more than vandalism. Personally, I think
when these people stoop to the level of vandalism to
advertise their club, they are doing nothing more than
aggravating the people they are trying to recruit.
It's one evil when student- and university-based
clubs do it, but when I have to look at advertisements
for businesses and online sites all over Brewster's walk-
way and the benches around the General Classroom
Building, I start to really get pissed. I don't pay this
university thousands of dollars each semester to have
to'witness this garbage. The sad fact of the whole thing
is 'that these chalk drawings must sit there and just
wither away because the grounds crew has other things
J It is not their job to clean up this crap and they
shouldn't have to because the drawings never should
have been there in the first place. I'm sure they have
better things to do than clean up after some ignorant
bastards' chalk adventure. I'm so sick and tired of not
being able to sit down on the brick benches around
Wright Place and GCB because some nincompoop
thought it would be neat to write in
fluorescent chalk that just magnetizes itself to your
clothes when you sit down. These people are vandals
and should be treated as such.
If you want to advertise your club, do it the old-fash-
ioned way; put up a sheet like the SGA candidates and
Greek organizations do in the main courtyard. We have
already sold our soul to Pepsi (which I'm willing to for-
give because of the kick-ass scoreboard in the football
field) and we shouldn't be advertising people who don't
give us money.
So far, collegecrap's representatives have been the
worst of these offenders. It's aggravating enough when
I have to remove eight flyers a day from my car, but
when they start messing with the university, 1 start get-
ting royally pissed. It sickens me when I see this junk.
Kick the frickin' group off campus, dammit. They have
over-stepped the line between advertising and vandal-
ism and they should face some kind of repercussions.
Last weekend, we had a lot of prospective students
visiting the campus and I'm sure they were impressed.
What are they going to think of a university that allows
night-time barons of chalk to deface the public corri-
dors whenever they feel like it? Next time they do it,
prosecute the S.O.B.s. I'm sure the student body will
stand behind it. I know I would.
This writer can be contacted at
Ryan Kennemur
Hey y'all! This is a continuation of the last col-
umn, which dealt with such hard-hitting topics as
"Cigarettes-do they really promote good health?" and
"Why do they call it Endust when it just keeps com-
ing back?" Alright, so I didn't actually write about those
things, but it does kind of tie in with the contest I
have going on.
As I said last week, America has been the home to
many, many great inventions. We have the cotton gin,
the assembly line, the phonograph, the cigar, the
snowman, Stonehenge, the Eiffel Tower, floss, rubber,
childbirth, the Whopper, cocao, poi, the Yiddish lan-
guage and sticks. Politician Strom Thurmond even
invented the key to eternal life. But we Americans ev-
erywhere have to realize one major thing-that for ev-
ery great invention we come up with, be it convenience
stores that sell alcohol at cut-rate prices or shoes that
only work when they are "pumped up there are a
million more that (unlike Strom Thurmond) don't
stand the test of time.
Realizing this, my contest was born. That's right
Jim-Bob and l.aura-Belle student! Now is your time to
stand up and be counted! Email me your favorite in-
vention (of your own or that you have witnessed) that
never has or never will make it. I'll print the best one
and give the person who submitted it a free CD cour-
tesy of CD Alley, your "one stop CD shoppe Here's
what your competition looks like.
Alert reader and all around great girl Sara Beisteiner
sent me perhaps the most disturbing thing I have ever
seen. It's an invention called Nori, and it claims to be
the frontrunner in the realm of "the cleansing of na-
sal passages everywhere Visit their website (http: Under the
words "Blowing your nose is not enough there's a
paragraph stating that even though the mucous mem-
brane in the human nose is an almost perfect filter for
dust and other various junk, even nature's own booger
trap needs the occasional cleansing.
You know, people, I am a child of the 80s, and I am
wondering this-what ever happened to good old
American nose picking? No, seriously. Show me in
writing (like in a textbook, not something you wrote
on your hand with a crayon) where, in the history of
the world, a person has had a fatal episode with a
clogged nostril.
The way this product works is that you fill up a
little plastic ball with a tube sticking out with water
and a spoonful of salt. Then, like any normal person,
you will tilt your head sideways and stick the hose
into the top nostril, upon which time the water will
rush into your nose and COME OUT THE OTHER SIDE!
So there you have it. Pretty stiff competition I think,
but don't get discouraged. Send your entries by March
9, 2000. Now if you'll excuse me, 1 need a good old
American Kleenex.
This writer can be contacted at
rkennemur@studentmedia. ecu. edu

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Tuesday, Feb 29, 200Qr;
featuresbriefs Tax preparation, consultations increase in spring
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M& family, and was known as the-herb
SSI of kings in ancient times. In fact,
many say its name was derived
from the Greek word basileus, meaning "king
The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that
you had to curse and yell while you were planting
basil seeds in order to have a good
In Roman times, anise seeds
were used to pay taxes � in fact,
many spices played the role of
money in ancient times, as they were valuable
and quite portable.
Anise has been used for thousands of years
as a flavoring, breath sweetener, digestive aid,
cough suppressant, air freshener, mousetrap bait
and, more recently, as the scent of the artificial
rabbit used in greyhound races.
Ginger is used to both spice foods
and sooth the digestive system. Gin-
ger is reputed to alleviate the symp-
toms of motion sickness, to make a
tingling bath, to make a refreshing tea and to help
improve circulation. It also makes a beautiful pot-
ted plant. Although gingerbread may seem like a
recent (and Western) invention, it was actually
made by Greek bakers more than 4,000 years
Vanilla is an ancient flavor-
ing used by the Aztecs in
chocolate. Vanilla is the only
member of the orchid family
used as food. The unripe fruit
which resembles a pod and is
commonly referred to as a "bean" is the part of
the plant used as a spice.
Vanilla is often used in puddings, ice creams,
candy and liqueurs. Vanilla extract is made of va-
nilla and alcohol.
One of the oldest known spices, cinnamon is
mentioned in the Bible and in Sanskrit writings.
Cinnamomum zeylanicum is a native to Sri Lanka
and comes from the tropical evergreen laurel -
tree. The spice is the tree bark, rolled into sticks,
quills or ground to powder.
Ground cinnamon enhances many curries and
meat stews, especially those made with lamb. It
can also be used in cakes, puddings, breads and
stewed fruits.
Garlic is a member of the lilly
family, as are onions, shallots,
leeks and chives. Garlic has a
compound bulb made up of Indi-
vidual "cloves" and has been used
for both cooking and medical pur-
poses for centuries. According to folklore, garlic
possesses magical powers and was widely used
; in charms and spells to protect against evil
(werewolves and vampires).
i Beginning, possibly, with the ancient Egyp-
J tians, garlic has been reputed to help alleviate
many medical problems, including reducing high
� blood pressure, to help respiratory problems, for
� headaches, to disinfect wounds, to kill parasitic
worms and to generally maintain good health.
I Mustard
Mustards are among the most popular of con-
diments. Dry mustards are used in soups and
. stews and prepared mustards are used in sauces
for meats, mayonnaise, salad dressings and as a
spread for the good old American hotdog. Mus-
tard greens are often served as side dishes and
are central to southern "soul food" meals.
There are several different varieties of mus-
tards: black, brown, white and yellow, all of which
are members of the cabbage family. Brown and
white mustards are most commonly used in the
United States. Black mustard is used primarily in
east Indian cuisines.
Formerly valued as a medical herb and a dye,
saffron is now principally used for flavoring and
coloring foods. It supplies the
characteristic flavor and color of
Spanish paella, Italian risotto,
French bouillabaisse, Arabic lamb
and chicken dishes and Indian
dessert sauces, as well as Swed-
ish, Cornish and Pennsylvania
Dutch holiday breads.
Thyme is a member of the mint family, closely
related to basil, oregano and marjoram. There
are over 100 varieties of thyme and it is one of
the most popular herbs used in European cook-
Courtesy of The Herb and Spices Web site
Students reminded to
save receipts, financial records
Michael Fischer
It's that dreaded time, again; time for students to
file their state and federal income taxes before the April
15 deadline. Those students who are naive about how
to fill out their tax forms can rest easy because help is
on the way.
Diane McMahon works diligently to prepare taxes for H&R
Block (photo by Garrett McMillan)
Students today have the option
of hiring a tax consultant. Faye Best,
who works for H&R Block, says the
cost for students seeking consulta-
tion for filing North Carolina and
federal income taxes is around $62.
However, those students whose par-
ents are customers at H&R Block
can receive consultation for $30-
$40. If students wish to take the
road less traveled, they can forgo
consultation and pick up tax forms
at any IRS building or public library.
According to Best, most stu-
dents should claim "single zero" on
their withholding certificate.
"Most students who work have
smaller paying part-time jobs Best
said. "Some students work more
than one, and many work three or
four over the course of a year. In-
stead of figuring out the
withholdings for three jobs, stu-
dents can claim 'single zero' for each
and take out the maximum amount of withholdings
Best said students who withhold the maximum for
each job ensure themselves of covering what they owe.
Karns also suggests students save all receipts and
financial records to avoid being audited.
"Keep good records, pay slips, invoices�don't
throw any of it away Karns said.
According to Jack Karns, an associate professor of
finance, taxation is "what legislators deem will benefit
Heather Hemphill, sophomore, fills out
her own tax forms, (photo by Emily
society Common defense, com-
mon currency and welfare are all
programs that benefit from income
taxing. Karns said that paying in-
come tax is a choice.
"Everyone has the right not to
pay income taxes�but they've got
to face the consequences if they
don't Karns said.
i Karns is quick to inform stu-
dents that taxation is an everyday
occurrence not solely limited to
"I can show you how forty cents
on your every dollar goes to taxes
he said. "It goes to food, gas, etc.
These are all forms of sales tax and
the reason some people have
trouble making ends meet
Many college students, such as
sophomore Elizabeth Carwell and
junior Bobbie Norris have not taken
time to learn how to fill out their
tax forms.
Many of these students use their parents as free tax
"My parents prepare my taxes because I don't re-
ally understand the process Carwell said.
"I have no clue�my parents do mine Norris said.
This writer can be contacted at
mfischer@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
North Carolinians face 'weight'y problems
Spring season
sparks fitness rush
Kristen Monte
The weather is warming up,
Spring Break is right around the
corner and it's time to get into
With the approach of spring,
this is the time of year when
many people head for the gym
or begin some sort of physical ac-
tivity. Physical inactivity, how-
ever, is a growing health prob-
lem in the United States and es-
pecially in North Carolina.
According to the State Cen-
ter for Health Statistics, physical
inactivity and poor diet claim
over 9,000 lives a year, and ac-
counted for 14 percent of all
deaths in 1997. Over 50 percent
of North Carolinians are over-
weight and do not meet the Sur-
geon General's guidelines of fre-
quent exercise for 30 minutes,
five times a week.
It is difficult to determine
whether college students at ECU
are more or less active than
adults, due to the broad variety
of ages and backgrounds of the
university's student population.
Students say they get exercise sim-
ply by walking or biking to class
but they also consume more fast
food, alcohol ana don't have as
much balance in- their lives as
"Students get very overwhelmed
at the Student Recreation Center.
"Most students feel they are invin-
cible to being physically unfit
Brown said there are many
things individuals can do to become
more active. It is important to start
small and simple. For example,
Daniel Knight plays a vigorous game of frisbee golf, (photo by Garrett
with studies and don't think about
exercising consistently said Kari
Brown, assistant director of fitness
walking 10 minutes a day while
slowly increasing speed and time
can be beneficial to one's health.
Lisa Hall, freshman, sits and watches TV on
her break, (photo by Garrett McMillan)
People can also begin to park farther from campus
and take the stairs instead of elevators to get extra
"People are unfit when it starts affecting their
lifestyle Brown said. "When you are unable to walk
up a flight of stairs, walk across campus or have
trouble carrying your groceries from your car with-
out losing your breath, then you have a problem
Physical inactivity is a major health risk for people
of all ages. Without the proper amount of exercise,
one can and will gain weight by consuming more
calories than are expended. There are many prob-
lems that are caused by obesity such as heart disease,
high blood pressure and diabetes. These problems
can also occur when one is unfit.
"If you are inactive and don't consume many calo-
ries, you probably won't have a weight problem, but
you won't be physically healthy said Dr. Dori Finley,
See HEALTH, pane 7
Dear Marjorie,
I am graduating in May, and I
am desperate to get a job. I have
looked everywhere in Greenville,
but no one is hiring for the job
that 1 want. I did get one job of-
fer, but that is over 200 miles away
from here. This normally
wouldn't be a problem, except the
man I love has three-and-a-half
years of school left. I don't think
our relationship can survive all of
those miles for so long. Do you
think I should leave him now or
continue in hopes that we can
make an impossible long-distance
relationship work?
�Alabama Bound
Dear Alabama Bound,
Long-distance relationships
are possible, and sometimes they
can be the best thing for two
people. If you two are allowed to
grow and succeed independently
and find out what you truly want
out of life, you will be more ready
for a mature and equal relation-
ship when the time comes. Beware
of the fact that you can't expect
him to remain celibate for the
next three years. Even if one day
he calls to tell you about the new
girl he's going out with, remem-
ber that you too are entitled to a
social life in your new home. Al-
though it may be rough for a
while, if you make it through this
rough spot, you m; y be fully pre-
pared to accept yjur partner for
life on any terms.
Dear Marjorie,
My roommate, I think, has a
fascination with grease. Not the
kind that you work on your car
with, but the kind that you get af-
ter you cook too much bacon. He
pours it in different containers,
waiting for them to fill up around
the house. His girlfriend, who sup-
ports him in his fat fiesta, says that
her mom used to use the grease
when she was cooking, but that
they never use it. Now there's
grease in an old Now and Later
canister next to our stove. Should
I just tolerate the grease, or should
I say something to my roommate?
�Grossed-out by the Grease
Dear Grossed-out,
You're telling me that your
roommate has old, congealed ba-
con fat sitting on your mutual
counter and you haven't said any-
thing to him yet? Not only is ba-
con grease absolutely disgusting to
look at with an odor stronger than
old clam chowder stuck to the
sides of a bowl, but it is also un-
The girlfriend's mom may have
used grease in her cooking, but did
you ever consider that she prob-
ably used cast iron skillets as well?
If you are using Teflon, which you
probably are, grease is nothing
more than an artery clogging ad-
dition. It can also be used in cook-
ing collards and white gravy, but
how many college guys cook those
things? Not too many that I know.
Please, for your sake and the sake
of anyone who visits you, tell your
roommate that the grease has got
to go.
Dear Marjorie,
I found my roommate's toenail
clippings in the peanut butter. He
says it is a family tradition, and that
it is better than finding them on the
tloor. What should I do?
-Skippy & Toejam Sandwich
Dear Skippy,
Your roommate is either men-
tally bankrupt or he just does this
disgusting thing because he likes to
terrorize you and the innocent
Skippy. Although the FDA accepts a
certain amount of foreign material
ineach jar of peanut butter, toenails
are unacceptable.
Do you have questions or queries?
Contact Marjorie at
marjorie@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
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� Feb. 29 is the Day of Privilege. A woman may
propose to a man, and if she is refused, he owes her
a silk gown.
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a professor in the nutrition depart-
The SRC offers many programs
for students and faculty who want
to start an exercise program. Brown
recommends the Smart Start Pro-
gram, which includes, for $25, one
personal training session and a
physical fitness assessment. The
SRC also offers personal training
sessions and exercise classes.
"The toughest thing is getting
over to the SRC Brown said. "It
is important to pick something you
like to do and vary the activity so
you don't get bored
One's health can also worsen
when inactivity is combined with
behaviors such as smoking, drink-
ing too much alcohol and eating a
diet high in fat.
"Students must focus on the big
picture to stay healthy Brown
This writer can be contacted at
kmonte@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
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I See It All
Barbara Willoughby
Barbara Willoughby, a current member of the ECU
faculty, wrote this poem to share her experiences growing
up as'a black woman in a predominantly white society.
As a youth in the '70s, I saw much
Much wrong without just cause
Much wrong just to make African-Americans
feel small.
Yes, when I was a youth, I saw it all.
As I entered the ninth grade, they said equal
opportunity for all
The bus no longer just stopped to pick up my
friends and my kin
It now stopped at every stop, picking up every
creed and race
Yes, when I was a youth, I saw it all.
I saw the markings on the restrooms, the water
One marked Whites Only! One marked for
I saw little black boys and girls sitting at the
back of the bus during the winter months as the
heat stopped midway through the bus.
Yes, when I was a youth, I saw it all.
I saw self-esteem of little black boys and
girlstom down
I saw the seed of insecurities planted in them
Yes, when I was a youth, I saw it all.
And now in the year 2000, what do I see?
I see that in spite of all those stumbling blocks
In spite of all those mistreatments
In spite of all those obstacles
I see strong Black Leaders: I see Black Profes-
I see Black Lawyers: I see Black Judges
I see intelligent Black Government officials
Oh yes, as I now grow older
Still I see it all.
Award-winning teacher turns North -
Georgia streams and fields into classroom
Fox will stay out of wedding
business after "Multimillionaire"
NEW YORK (AP)�It wasn't
; much of a honeymoon for Rick
' Rockwell and Darva Conger: TV's
multimillionaire groom says they
didn't consummate their marriage
and it's not likely to last.
The Fox network, meanwhile, is
divorcing itself from the idea of
ever marrying off another multi-
millionaire after the embarrass-
ment of finding out the star of last
week's prime-time special once had
a restraining order against him for
allegedly threatening an ex-girl-
Rockwell, who married Conger
after selecting her from 50 poten-
tial brides, told "Dateline NBC" on
Tuesday that they slept in separate
rooms for all but one night of their
honeymoon and didn't have sex.
Since then, they have returned
to their separate California homes
and it seems doubtful the marriage,
watched by millions on "Who
Wants to Marry a Multimillion-
aire will last.
"She went back with her mom
Rockwell said.
To everyone who thought the
show debased the institution of
marriage Rockwell said he "really
had a romantic ideal" in his mind.
Hut he said both he and Con-
ger signed an agreement that they
could annul the marriage, no ques-
tions asked. He said he thought
that would happen. No matter
what happens to the marriage, a
network spokesman said, Conger
has received prizes worth a total of
$100,000: the honeymoon, the
$35,000 engagement ring and an
Isuzu Trooper.
The syndicated newsmagazine
"Inside Edition" quotes a couple
that befriended Rockwell and Con-
ger on their Caribbean honeymoon
cruise as saying there didn't appear
to be much chemistry between
"They did not seem like a couple
on their honeymoon said Carol
Miller of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
"They seemed like two people
thrown together
In just a few days, Fox went from
celebrating the show's high ratings
and scheduling an immediate rerun
this week, to canceling the rerun
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whole concept.
It began falling apart when an
online news service, The Smoking
Gun, revealed Saturday that a Cali-
fornia judge issued a restraining
order against Rockwell in 1991
sought by his ex-fiancee, Debbie
Goyne. She said Rockwell had hit
her and threatened to kill her.
Rockwell told "Dateline NBC"
that he never hit Goyne, but he ad-
mitted to letting the air out of the
�tires on her car. He said he has a
temper but "it doesn't manifest it-
self too often
Goyne said in her petition that
she concluded Rockwell's "elevator
doesn't go all the way to the top
DILLARD, Ga. (AP)�Along
clear-flowing Betty's Creek, the ea-
ger high school freshmen and
sophomores wielding red spades dig
into the black soil to plant crab
apple and water oak saplings. In the
creek, other students in baggy hip
boots trap insects whose presence-
-or absence�indicates the stream's
ecological health.
This is a typical day at the Rabun
Gap-Nacoochee School, tucked
away on 1,200 rolling acres in
mountainous Rabun County in
northeast Georgia. While schools all
over the state are placing more em-
phasis on environmental education,
few can match the way the century-
old Rabun Gap institution has
sparked children's interest in the
natural world.
In large part, this is due to Terry
Seehorn, a stocky, affable 44-year-
old biology teacher whose students
spend as much time outdoors as
they do in the classroom learning
about the environment.
"You see Terry working with the
kids and you can see their wheels
turning and light bulbs coming on
says Chuck Waters, a wildlife biolo-
gist with the state Department of
Natural Resources who occasionally
takes Seehorn's students slogging
through be.aver ponds.
Under Seehorn's guidance and
inspiration, Rabun Gap,Nacoochee
students and staff-have turned their
bucolic campus into a model for
environmental stewardship. As a
result, Seehorn and the school have
reaped national recognition from
conservation groups. Since coming
to Rabun Gap- Nacoochee School
six years ago, Seehorn has: spear-
headed the restoration of a 2,000-
foot stretch of a mountain stream
that had been severely eroded by
cattle and whose banks were cov-
ered by invasive nonnative plants;
directed students in building 25 fish
habitats for the school' s 18-acre
lake and installing dozens of bird,
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than 8,000 trees by students, faculty
and volunteers and led a project to
fence in five miles of streams flow-
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protect them from livestock, and to
create natural buffers along the
creeks to protect them from pollu-
tion in storm runoff.
Seehorn's efforts have had an
impact throughout Georgia. He
founded the state's Envirothon Pro-
gram, part of a nationwide project
to help students become environ-
mentally aware adults by carrying
out hands-on projects to solve eco-
logical problems relating to soil,
water, wildlife, conservation and
More than 50 Georgia" schools
now have Envirothon programs.
This year, the National Associa-
tion of Conservation Districts
named Seehorn the National Sec-
ondary Teacher of the Year for his
work in 1999, and the Georgia As-
sociation of Conservation District
Supervisors also named him Geor-
gia Teacher of the Year.
"It's gratifying to see the school
get behind these projects, " Seehorn
said. "The faculty and the staff have
been out there right along with the
students planting trees and clean-
ing up streams
The school had its beginning in
1903 as the Nacoochee Institute in
White County, established by Pres-
byterian missionaries to educate
poor Appalachian children. In 1905,
the Rabun Gap Industrial School in
Rabun County was founded for the
same purpose. In 1927, the facilities
The school early on was sup-
ported by philanthropists such as
John D. Rockefeller and Andrew
Carnegie. The institution gained
international fame for starting
Foxfire, whose publications and
programs have helped preserve the
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GONZALES, La. (AP) � "Until
the lion writes his own story, the
tale of the hunt will always glorify
the hunter
This African proverb is displayed
prominently in the River Road Af-
rican American Museum, a call to
black Americans to understand,
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Located at Tezcuco Plantation,
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ute to the many slaves who were
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To walk through the front door
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On one wall hang at least a
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titled "River Preacher" done on cor-
rugated tin. And in another corner
stands a washboard, a corn-grinder
and a tiny stove, reminders of the
plantation slave's everyday life.
Throughout the one-room museum
are historical documents, photo-
graphs and artwork.
Tezcuco Plantation donated the
space for the museum, which
opened six years ago. Founder and
director Kathe Hambrlck says she
was grateful, but prepared herself
for criticism from people who
might question the appropriateness
of housing such a display at a plan-
"Yes, it's ironic and I had mixed
feelings at first she said. "Slavery
is a sensitive issue, but our story
needed to be told and I'm happy
that we went ahead with it
Hambrick, who always had an
interest in African American stud-
ies, had lived in Los Angeles for sev-
eral years when she returned to
Louisiana in 1991.
"I went on tours at plantations
all over Louisiana and Natchez, and
I found that the story of slavery was
missing she said. "People had
questions that weren't being an-
swered. That's when I decided to do
With the help of many organi-
zations, especially the Greater Ba-
ton Rouge Arts Council, the mu-
seum opened in March 1994. "By
then, we had a nice collection of
historical artifacts. People from the
River Road area black and white
were sharing their stories with us
she said.
Hambrick is constantly on the
lookout for items to add to the
museum's historical collection.
Many of the items come from
people in the Ascension Parish area,
some of whom are descendants of
the slaves who lived and toiled on
this very spot.
And the story being told here
will not be limited to these four
walls. Already, plans for expansion
are underway. Earlier this month,
the museum was finally able to
transport a donated 1930s school-
house that had been used to edu-
cate black children in St. James Par-
The four-room schoolhouse
(Central Elementary) had to be split
in two before it could be moved to
its permanent location in down-
town Donaldsonville. Eventually, it
will serve as a post-Civil War mu-
seum focusing on education in the
rural South.
"Until the late 1950s, Central
was the only school for African
American children in that area
said Thomas J. Durant, director of
African American studies at LSU.
"It's a part of our heritage and now
it can be preserved and can con-
tinue to educate people in the fu-
As part of a five-vear plan for .the
River Road African American Mu-
seum, a four-acre site in Darrow has
been earmarked to eventually pro-
vide art and history camps for chil
dren and adults, Hambrick said.
"Kathe had a vision and a
dream said Durant. "And she
didn't stop until all this became a
Edna Jordan-Smith, who
teaches ancestral research skills at
the Bluebonnet Regional Branch
Library, has also worked closely,
with Hambrick. She recently con-
ducted a genealogy workshop at
the museum and was surprised by
the large turnout.
"The dictation of history meant
the breakup of families she said.
"For many African Americans, this
was just too painful to think about.
But now, especially with the young
people, African Americans want to
know about their past
And there lies yet another func-
tion of the River Road African
American Museum, where visitors
can research their ancestry in the
extensive records housed at
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Realist artists show works in Maryland Art Place museum
BALTIMORE (AP)�It was the
summer of golf balls. Then the fall.
Months passed and the golf balls
remained. They beckoned in the
light of morning and afternoon, an
invitation not to fetch clubs and
head to the course but to get the
paint brushes and see what might
yet be discovered in a small, still
corner of a room.
The manufacturer made the
golf balls white and orange. Top
Elites, mostly. The painter, Mark E.
Kames, made them in shades of
gray, ocher and green, shimmer-
ing like sloops in a thick summer
haze. Where light hit them bright-
est he made white globs of paint.
The more Karnes looked at the golf
balls, the more mysterious they
"Art, when it's really good, is
about celebrating experience
Karnes said. "It's taking a golf ball,
and saying, "This is really amazing
Karnes, toiling In his attic studio
in Rodgers Forge In strict
abstractionist circles, could be con-
sidered some sort of fussy reaction-
ary�a gentle and painterly Ted
Kaczynski raging against the ma-
chine. As might Karnes' 12 fellow
artists whose work'appears in a
group show at Maryland Art Place
through Feb. 26.
It's realism and more realism in '�
the 110 works of painting, drawing,
printmaking and sculpture, al-
though curator Joe Shannon ac-
knowledges range within the cat-
egory by calling the show "Realist
Stylist The title suggests divergent
impulses even as Shannon acknowl
edges that a painter can no more
avoid stylizing than you can resist
the slant of your own handwriting.
Maryland Art Place in its 17-year
riistory has leaned more toward
non-realist stuff, but the appearance
of these artfsts in the first show of
what some consider a new millen-
nium turns but to be, not a point
of departure, but an accident of tim-
ing. This exhibit was meant to fol-
low a show of abstract work in. the
fall, but logistical complications
forced i postponement
"The sense that everything you '
look at is new Karnes said. "That
nature Is amazingly rich. You don't
have to invent
� Those golf balls, for example
Katnes, who turns 52 this year,
never considered golf balls as a still-
life subject until one day in the
summer of 1998 when he and his
older son, Eric, returned from the
"My pockets would be kind of
filled with tees, golf balls Karnes
said. "I'd lay them up on the
Next thing he knows he's look-
ing at them sitting there. He's
noticing how light bubbles in the
dimples. Whites going to "silver.
Orange balls radiating like tiny
sunsets. � .
" They're really kind of fasci-
tiating objects Karnes said.
, Over the next five months
that's all he painted. He did 30 oils
on Masonite, each smaller than a
square foot, and erased about 20
of them. They just weren't quite
"After a while you get so bent.
on it being a certain way Kames '
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people. Though no longer part of
the school, Foxfire continues as a
nonprofit educational entity in
Rabun County.
Today, the school is a private
institution drawing pupils from IS
countries, from rural and urban ar-
eas alike, with day students as well
as boarding students. It has retained
its Presbyterian ties, and offers
something that no public school
can�what school Chaplain Jeff
Reynolds says is "a spiritual connec-
tion to the environment
"We try to instill in the students
that we are all part of creation, and
we have an opportunity to connect
spiritually to the things around us
Reynolds said. He himself has orga-
nized Public Lands Day celebra-
tions, when the whole school and
local residents clean up public sites,
including two state parks.
Mary Anne Meeks, a Duluth
High School teacher and mother of
one of Seehorn's students, says her
daughter, Mary Elizabeth Meeks,
has become keenly aware of envi-
ronmental concerns through
Seehorn and the school's emphasis
on ecology. Meeks and other par-
ents say that what their children are
learning may help prevent future
environmental calamities.
Seehorn, who also coaches the
middle school baseball and soccer
teams and is president of the Rabun
County chapter of Trout Unlimited,
notes that environmental issues are
complex, and getting children into
the very environment that they
read about in their textbooks makes
the issues come alive for them.
In Betty's Creek, for instance,
one of three mountain streams that
flow through the school's campus,
the insect larvae and other inverte-
brates that students find indicate
the health of the waterway.
Recently, students found may-
fly, stonefly, caddis fly, green cad
dis fly and dragonfly larvae in
Betty's Creek. All indicate that the
stream is running pure and clear.
"If this stream was not clean,
you wouldn't find these organisms
here Seehorn told the students
gathered around him as he removed
the creatures from the net.
One reason Betty's Creek runs
cleaner these days is because of the
stream restoration project Seehom's
students and school staff completed
along a 2,000-foot stretch of Sutton
Branch, a tributary of Betty's Creek.
They removed invasive nonna-
tive vegetation such as privet and
kudzu from the banks and replaced
them with more than 500 native
trees and other plants. The stream's
banks were resloped and seeded,
rocks were strategically placed to
provide havens for aquatic insects,
and a "stream restricter" was in-
stalled to provide fish habitat and
help clear away silt. Since then, fe-
cal coliform bacteria levels in that
stretch of stream have declined by
50 percent and sedimentation has
declined by 25 percent.
The success caught the eye of
the Coweeta Hydrologic laboratory
just across the border in North
Carolina. The lab is one of 19 long-
term ecological research sites estab-
lished by the National Science
Now, in an agreement with the
Coweeta lab, every time it rains
Seehorn's students scurry to the
creeks to gather samples of storm
runoff. The lab analyzes them for
pesticides, minerals and other sub-
stances to help determine whether
the natural buffers established
along the streams are working to
keep out contamination.
"These students are helping us
gather real data said researcher
Susan Steiner at the Coweeta lab.
"We are fortunate that we can tap
into such a program, and the stu-
dents are fortunate that they have
a teacher like Terry Seehorn who
can make such a program happen
said. "I don't know if you see it so
The Maryland Art Place show
marks the zone where nature meets
what Shannon calls the artist's "in-
escapable manner Karnes has two
charcoal drawings and 12 small oil
paintings in the show, including
three golf ball pictures. His work is
given a room of its own, Shannon
says, because of "the intimacy of
the things
' Among the 13 artists in the
exhibit, Karnes, who teaches at the
Maryland Institute College of Art,
falls at the more realist end of the
scale along with Martin Kotler,
June Virga McAdams and Kim Parr.
At the opposite end are Howie Lee
Weiss and Lisa Montag Brotman,
whose work features recognizable
figures in fanciful juxtapositions.
Shannon, who also teaches at
the Maryland Institute, says the
school has from time to time con-
sidered reducing the number of tra-
ditional drawing classes students
are required to take. So far it hasn't
happened�12 credits are manda-
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The East Carolinian
Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000
ECU baseball sweeps Highlanders
Pirates win three
straight over Radford
Kyle Barnes
Labonte cinches
13th career victory
Bobby Labonte beat Dale
Earnhardt in the Dura-Lube
Kmart 400. Labonte gave
Earnhardt a run for his money.
This race was close down to the
end. Both drivers wore their tires
fair beyond the usual mileage in a
fight to not lose their spots.
"Tire wear here gives up after
50 laps. I ran 55 laps in practice
(Saturday) and almost crashed
Labonte said. "To go that far to-
day, you had to be real patient
with the car. Earlier in the race,
Earnhardt caught up and passed
us a couple of times late in (tire)
runs, and he was right on my
bumper when we ran 65 before
the last stop
Earnhardt voiced the same
concerns regarding running the
tires too much.
"I just sort of saved my tires
and did the best I could with it. But
Bobby was awful strong. He got
way away from us and then we
just couldn't get back to him. I just
ran out of time
The ECU baseball team played
their second weekend homestand of
the season against the Radford
The Pirates came into this week-
end ranked 20th in the latest colle-
giate baseball poll, with a 6-2 record
overall. The team battled 4th ranked
UNC-Chapel Hill last Wednesday, in
a game that ended 6-4 with the
Tarheels coming out on top.
In last year's series the Pirates
took two of three games from
Radford. Thus, the Pirates held high
expectations for this weekend's
Friday, the Pirates' bats were on
fire with five players hitting home
runs. Bryant Ward and John
Williamson had each homered in
the bottom of the fhird giving ECU
an early 4-1 lead.
Williamson's hit was his first in
21 at bats.
"I'm being a little over anxious
up there, this is the first struggle I've
had in two years, but everyone's hu-
man Williamson said.
The Pirates right fielder finished
Friday's match with three hits, four
runs batted in and three runs scored,
also making a phenomenal home
run-saving catch in the seventh.
From there the offense never
stopped, with homers coming from
James Molanari and Cliff Godwin
in the fifth inning. The Pirates were
up 11-4.
Three more runs were added in
the sixth and seventh. In the eighth,
the Pirates tacked on four more
runs, from a lee Delfino grand slam.
Strong relief pitching would help
close the game out, giving freshman
starter Scott Greene his second win
The Pirates celebrate one of their many runs in their series with Radford. (photos by Garrett McMillan)
However, Radford would regain
the lead on a home run by outfielder
Bill McCarthy. ECU was held score-
less in the bottom half of the Inning,
and reliever Cory Scott shut Radford
down in the ninth. It was the last
chance for the Pirates as faithful fans
stayed for the bottom of the ninth
knowing that their team would pull
through. Senior leader Erik Bakich
did, ripping a game tying home run
over the left-center wall giving his
team the upper hand.
Head coach Keith LeClair then
called on 6'3" big man Justin Hyde
to pinch hit. Hyde then cranked a
high fast ball to left that bounced
off the foul pole for the winning run.
"Being in that situation is tough, but
exciting too Hyde said. "Erik's
home run got me pumped, and I
went looking for something I could
drive and just put it out there
"If we can keep the guys at the
top, hitting like they are, and if our
young pitching does what they are
capable of this season looks really
promising LeClair said.
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as the Pirates won 20-6.
Saturday's game looked as if it
might be won in the same fashion,
with ECU'S high-powered offense
scoring eight runs in the first three
innings. Designated hitter Joseph
Hastings smashed homers in both
the first and third innings, Erik
Bakich would also get in on the ac-
tion with his first home run of the
season coming in the third.
Starting � pitcher Jeremy
Schumacher was in cruise control
holding the Highlanders to two hits,
and striking out 10 through six in-
nings of play.
Radford charged back scoring
seven runs in two innings before
right handed reliever Cory Scott en-
tered for the Pirates. Scott would fin-
ish the eighth and later save the
game for ECU in the ninth without
giving up any hits or runs. ECU lead
the series 2-0 with the 9-7 win.
While the first two games were
slugfests, Sunday's game included
everything that a true baseball fan
comes td the ballpark to see. Each
team was forced to manufacture
their runs and count on someone
to be the hero.
The first half of the game be-
longed to Radford. They shutdown
the Pirates and scored four runs in
the third to take control. However,
the Pirate players were hungry for
the sweep and answered in the
�sixth with a four run spot of their
own. A pinch hit single by Kevin
Grieve lead off the inning and four
more base hits from the top of the
lineup tied the game.
Shortstop Lee Delfino had the
play of the day, making a djving
stop up the middle and hooking up
with second baseman Schnabel for
a double play, that probably kept
the go ahead run from scoring.
Tiger loses to Clarke
Tiger Woods has yet again
been bested by an unlikely cham-
pion. Darren Clarke beat woods
in the Match Play Championship
becoming the first full time Euro-
pean Tour player to win in the U.S.
since Lee Westwood in 1998.
"Darren just flat outplayed me
Woods said. "He played beauti-
Clarke entered the tournament
overweight, hardly in shape, and
ranked 19th. Even Clarke was
surprised by the win.
"To play as well as that under
the circumstances today, against
the best player in the world, is
certainly very gratifying Clarke
Lady Pirates win CM Title
Hendrick qualifies
for Olympic trials
Ryan Downy
Raptor's Carter
sets season high
Vince Carter scored a personal
high of 51 points, but also an NBA
high for this season, helping to
lead his team to a 103-102 narrow
victory over the Phoenix Suns.
"Inside, I was really excited
Carter said. "I didn't want to show
it, but inside I was like a little kid. I
looked over at my mom and
thought she was going to flip out
bf her seat
Teammates are hopeful that �
Carter will be the next big thing in
me NBA.
"He continues to surprise me
jjiyen the stage like this said
teammate Antonio Davis. "He's
going to lead us to the playoffs
this year, and for years to come
The ECU Lady Pirates celebrated
their fourth CAA championship in
six years Saturday in Fairfax, Va.
The men swam well, but finished
fifth in the final standings.
A first-place finish by sopho-
more Josh Lepree in the 100 breast
stroke highlighted the men's com-
petition. This is the first ECU indi-
vidual men's championship win
since Lance Tate finished first in the
200 breast in 1993.
"It was an amazing swim said
head coach Rick Kobe. "He was
seeded sixth in lane two and he
came form behind to win a CAA
title. It was great
The Lady Pirates had many
breathtaking performances during
the conference championships.
The biggest jndividual performance
accomplishment was sophomore
Amy Hendrick's first-place finish in
the 100 backstroke. Hendrick swam
a preliminary time of 56.22, her
personal record. In addition, 56.22
is the cutoff point for the Olympic
trials. She is classified as eligible
for the tryouts, which begin this
August. She will not know if she
will be invited until later this week.
"Amy was seeded first and she
did what was expected Kobe said.
"She has been swimming great all
year, and she swam great races to-
day and deserves her second title
in two years
Hendrick, who still has two
years of eligibility remaining, is
thrilled at her performance.
"It's one of those dreams you
have; you always look up to the
guys when you are a kid. It's a
dream come true Hendrick said.
"When I first made it I think my
coach was more excited than I
Getting to that level is not easy.
Lots of work has to be put in dur-
ing practice every day. Hendrick has
worked many hours to achieve this.
"All season it has been one of
those things where you work on the
little things: The turns, the starts, the
finishes. Everything matters
Hendrick said.
The championship was a perfect
way to-end a season for the women
who finished with only one confer-
ence loss this season. The lone loss
to Wilmington stuck in the heads of
the Lady Pirates going to the cham-
pionship meet.
"Finishing first was at the back
of our minds going to the meet; we
were thinking Wilmington would
win it; they had more depth in our
weakevents juniorTracey Ormond
said. "It brought us closer together.
I think we all pulled together. We
never had doubts about anybody on
the team
Senior Adrienne Cross was a little
nervous going into the meet, but her
apprehension turned to joy as the
Lady Pirates were able to pull out the
close victory leaving her nearly
speechless and giving her a chance
to finish her career as a champion.
"I can't even put it into words; it
was so exciting I can't even describe
how I felt she said. "Wilmington
had beaten us earlier in the year and
I was afraid this conference meet
might be a race for second. This meet
was the best meet of my life, I
couldn't have gone out any better.
CAA Tournament Standings
2. James Madison
3. UNC-Wilmington
4. William and Mary
5. American
6. Richmond
7. Old Dominion
8. George Mason
1. James Madison
2. Old Dominion
3. American
4. William and Mary
5. ECU
The coaching has been great, and
this meet has brought all of us to-
gether and ended it on a good
"I think we have a great group,
everyone stepped up at this meet
in all the classes. I think they're are
going to have a really good team
over the next couple of years
Sophomore Dana Fuller, who
finished second in the 1650 setting
a new ECU varsity record with a
time of 17:08.42, did not know
what to think until the final scores
were being tabulated.
"I was really ecstatic she said.
"I went in not thinking we would
win it. When we found out we
were outscoring everybody it was
really exciting. This helped me for
this year, my swimming has been
up and down and this helps me get
more motivated for next year. We
have a fast group of freshmen com-
ing in
The men also set new records
at the conference meet in the 400
IM. Junior Claes I.indgren set a new
varsity record of 4:01.49, breaking
' a record set by teammate Will
Hudgins at 4:02.33. While the men
didn't have as big of a year as the
women, they were able to swim
hard and close the season with
class and style. That class is per-
sonified in senior Mike Julian.
"I would have liked for us to
have done better, but it was really
fun to see how fast everyone was
swimming Julian, said. "Being
part of a team and having every-
body swimming for a common
goal was a great experience. I have
met a lot of people on the team
and around the conference. It has
been really cool. It hasn't hit me
that I'm done yet. I had the best
meet of my life. It was a nice way
to end my career
In all, the coaching staff is
pleased with the results of the
"The girls swam a great meet
said Kobe. "I could not be more
happy with the performances on
both sides. This was a great con-
ference meet on both sides
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Lady Pirates win final home test
The Lady Pirates won their final home game of the season Sunday,
defeating George Mason 67-59. The Pirates got 19 points from
senior forward Danielle Melvm and 13 from fellow senior Waynetta
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Intramural Standings
The East Carolinian It
Fraternity Gold Playoff Semi-
Pi Kappa Alpha A 5-0
Sigma Alpha Epsilon A 5-0
Lambda Chi Alpha A 4-1
Fraternity Purple
Playoff Semi-finalists
Phi Kappa Tau B 4-1
Sigma Alpha Epsilon B 4-1
Sigma Phi Epsilon B 4-1
Pi Kappa Alpha B 3-2
Men's Gold
Playoff Semi-finalists
CFW 5o
The Bailers 4.0
Team Fabulous 4.1
STR8 Ballerz 2-3
Men's Purple Quarter-finalists
Westside Knuckleheadz 6-0
Runnin' Rebels 6-0
So Quick 6-0
Larry's Legends 4-2
Men's Purple
Sweet Sixteen Teams -
Outkastz 3.2
Chi Phi 4.0
Pawn Starz 5.0
Fighting Fog Dogs 5-0
Young Casanovas 4-1
Weather Related 3.2
Hellraisers 4-1
Quik Five 5-0
Men's Residence Hall Finalists
Bass Boosters and Penthouse
Sorority Se 4-0
Delta Zeta 3-1
Alpha Omicron Pi 2-2
Alpha Xi Delta 1-3
Women's Gold Finalists
Quiet Storm 4-0 and The El-Dog
Pound 2-3
Women's PurpleResidence
Hall Finalists
The Black Widows 6-0
and Flaming Boxers 4-2
Co-Rec Semi-finalists
Knuckleheadz 4-0
Da Freaks 3-1
Extremes 2-2
Baptist Student Union 3-2
Fraternity Purple Finalists�Pi
Kappa Phi B, Phi Kappa Psi B
Sorority Finalists�Pi Delta, AI
pha Omicron Pi
Independent League
Middle E. Connection
Sexy Bs
God's Children
The Sensations
Queen Pins
Research Commandos
Off in the Closet
Lori's Intimate Apparel
Funky Cold Medina
18 Straight and Counting
Buckalew Buck-N-EARS
Racquetball Singles
Fraternity Gold champion-
Jonathan Kass
Fraternity Purple champion-
Noah Zacharko
Men's Gold Playoff
Semi-finalists�Brent Walters,
Charlie DeBlasio, Ricky Brown,
Carl Swanson
Men's Purple champion�Chad
Women's champion�Rebecca
Racquetball Doubles
Brent WaltersJason Wright 3-0
Jeff NovakPhil McDaniel 2-0
Derek MasseyDaryl Rackley 1-1
Jason BaldwinChad Helton 1-1
Louis GaliottiDerek Gwaltney 1-2
Jenn BukerRebecca Chlebanowski
Jason MerrillJames Reeds 0-2
Lady Pirates beat Elon College
ECU'S women's tennis team defeated Elon College Friday. The Lady Pirates
topped the Fightin' Christians, 9-0. Earlier in the week the Lady Pirates traveled
to Charlotte and defeated UNC-Charlotte, 6-1.
ECU'S Andrea Terrill (right) prepares to serve against Elon, Friday. Senior Asa
Ellbrmg smashes an Elon lob in Friday's competition, (photos by Garrett McMillan)
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Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000
Raptors' Carter scores 51 points
TORONTO (AP) � Vince
Carter doesn't mind the pres-
sure of playing in the spotlight.
In fact, he thrives in it.
Carter scored a career-high
51 points � the most in the
NBA this season � leading the
Toronto Raptors to a 103-102
victory over the Phoenix Suns
on Sunday in front of a national
television audience.
"Inside, I was really ex-
cited Carter said. "I didn't
want to show it, but inside I was
like a little kid. I looked over at
my mom and thought she was
going to flip out of her seat
� Two weeks ago, Carter eas-
ily won the slam-dunk contest
at the All-Star game with his
reverse 360-degree jam. When
he played at Madison Square
Garden last week, he narrowly
missed the first triple-double of
his career.
He scored 34 points against
the Lakers in Los Angeles ear-
lier this season and had 39
against the defending NBA
champion San Antonio Spurs.
If it's a big game, Carter has
usually put on a show.
"The young legend grows
Raptors coach Butch Carter
said. "But he has to play like
this against the teams that are
below .500
Carter made 17 of 32 shots
and was 13-of-13 from the foul line.
He hit four 3-pointers, grabbed nine
rebounds, had three steals and also
provided the crowd with a number
of high-flying moves.
"He continues to surprise me
given the stage like this teammate
Antonio Davis said. "He's going to
lead us to the playoffs this year, and
for years to come
The previous highest point total
in the NBA this season was 50 by the
Suns' Clifford Robinson and the
76ers' Allen Iverson.
Carter's previous high game was
a 47-point performance against Mil-
waukee on Jan. 14 when he played
against Ray Allen for the first time
since learning that Allen was selected
instead of him for the U.S. Olympic
"You're not going to stop a Carter,
a Shaq or an Iverson Jason Kidd
said. "You just try to contain them
Carter scored his final points with
a driving layup through a double
team with 47 seconds left, bringing
the sellout crowd to its feet and giv-
ing the Raptors a 103-99 lead.
Rodney Rogers hit a quick 3-
pointer to make it a one-point defi-
cit with 37 seconds left.
The Raptors than lost the ball on
a shot-clock violation, and Phoenix
had one last chance. But Rogers lost
control of the ball when he drove for
the lane after Charles Oakley got a
piece of the ball.
"That 51 is big because they win,
but if we execute that play down the
stretch and get the basket, that 51
is still nice, but they take the 'L
Robinson said.
Tracy McGrady added 15 points
for Toronto, who snapped a three-
game home losing streak. Davis had
11 rebounds. �
"We need him to come out and
play like that every game. He
doesn't necessarily have to score 51
points, but he has to be aggressive
Davis said. "He was aggressive to-
day and made something happen
every time
Penny Hardaway and Rogers
both had 28 points for the Suns,
who had beaten Toronto three
straight times and won eight of
their nine previous games.
"We understood that Vince was
going to be fired up because NBC
was here Hardaway said. "That's
a pretty big deal in this league
Carter brought Toronto back
from a three-point deficit early in
the fourth quarter with three
straight midrange jumpers, giving
the Raptors a 84-82 lead. Hardaway
had a couple of 3s, closing the gap
to 99-96 with 1:48 left.
Carter made an eye-popping,
360-degree layup that drew a foul
from Hardaway three minutes into
the third quarter. A minute later,
Carter slammed down an alley-oop
from McGrady to give Toronto a 62-
57 lead.
"It was a good coming-out
party for Vince on NBC said
Kidd, who had just nine points
and four assists.
Toronto started to get sloppy
after that and allowed Phoenix
back into the game.
Carter, who had 25 points in
the first half, hit consecutive 3-
pointers with two minutes left in
the second quarter and followed
that up with a two-handed dunk
to give the Raptors a nine-point
"Seems like every time we
tried to make a run on them, he
put the lead further away from
us Hardaway said. "He was
making some amazing shots
Notes: Near the end of the sec-
ond quarter, Carter scored eight
points in a 52-second span.
Carter received a standing ova-
tion after the game It was the
Suns' first game in Toronto since
Feb. 3, 1998. The Suns finish
their four-game road swing on
Tuesday in Cleveland.
Clarke beats
Tiger at match play
CARLSBAD, Calif, (AP) �
Darren Clarke hardly seemed the
type to be at La Costa playing Tiger
Woods for $1 million. Overweight
and underhyped, smoking a cigar
between shots; he looked more like
he belonged on a stool in the neigh-
borhood pub.
Only the night before, he had
to be told his Match Play Champi-
onship final against Woods was 36
holes, not 18 as he had thought.
Yet there he was on Sunday,
chugging down the fairway after
another perfectly placed tee shot.
There he was, keeping the pressure
on Woods with iron shots snuggled
close to the pins.
And there he was, accepting a
handshake from Woods on the 33rd '
hole of the day after doing what �'
everyone else failed to do all week i
� beat the world's best player in the
format he plays best.
"He did to Tiger Woods what
Tiger Woods does to everybody'
else swing guru Butch Harmon
The most unlikely looking chal-
lenger to Woods might have been"
the one least intimidated by the best
golfer in the world.
It was Clarke keeping the pres-
sure on Woods, who could do little
as Clarke made four birdies in five
holes during the front nine of the
afternoon round to turn an even
match into a rout.
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De La Hoya looks to Trinidad
The East Carolinian H
NEW YORK (AP) - After disposing of Derrell Coley
with a seventh-round knockout, Oscar De La Hoya
looked back. And ahead.
De La Hoya has promised to fight four times in
2000 and win by knockout all four times. He hopes
one of the opponents is Felix Trinidad, who beat him
last September, the 1992 Olympic gold medalist's only
professional defeat.
That loss to Trinidad has made all the difference in
his career, De La Hoya said.
"Trinidad was a blessing in disguise said De La
Hoya, who also has a bout with Shane Mosley in mind.
"Boxing him for 12 rounds obviously did not work,
and it changed my whole mentality and the way I
approach boxing.
"His performance and my performance when we
fought Sept. 18 changed everything for me. Things
happen for a reason and 1 was feeling I was unstop-
pable and couldn't lose, and this loss with Trinidad was
the best thing that can happen to me.
"Thank you Trinidad, it is bringing out the best in
He pretty much was at his best Saturday night. Coley
challenged only early in the fourth round, when he
rocked De a Hoya and seemed ready to seize control.
Instead, De La Hoya came right back to stagger Coley,
who never threatened again.
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for the 2000-01 academic year.
Applications are available in the Media Board office.
The deadline for submitting an application is
For information, call the Media Board office at 328-6009.
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. (AP) � A classic finish was
building, with Dale Earnhardt at his intimidating
best chasing down leader Bobby Labonte late in the
Dura-LubeKmart 400.
Labonte's lead of more than six seconds was di-
minishing by the lap on North Carolina Speedway's
1.017-mile oval.
But not even the sight of the feared black No. 3
Chevrolet looming in his mirror could deter
Labonte, whose ever-increasing confidence and con-
sistent performance has made him one of the fa-
vorites in the 2000 Winston Cup championship
On Sunday, it came down to two fast drivers with
differing strategies on a track that eats up tires.
"Earnhardt was so good on long runs we knew
we had to adjust for the short runs and be better
Labonte explained.
Meaning that after the final tire change, Labonte
almost literally drove the wheels off his No. 18
Pontiac to get that big lead over Earnhardt, then
hung on for dear life as the sly seven-time cham-
pion came after him.
"Tire wear here gives up after 50 laps. I ran 55
laps in practice (Saturday) and almost crashed said
Labonte, who drove the last 64 laps on one set of
tires, as did Earnhardt. "To go that far today, you
had to be real patient with the car.
"Earlier in the race, Earnhardt caught up and
passed us a couple of times late in (tire) runs, and he,
was righi on my bumper when we ran 65 before the
last stop
Earnhardt said, "1 just sort of saved my tires and
did the best I could with it. But Bobby was awful
strong. He got way away from us and then we just
couldn't get back to him. I just ran out of time
The calculated effort on the part of Labonte and
crew chief Jimmy Makar paid off with the driver's
first victory in Rockingham and the 13th of his ca-
The series runner-up ended 1999 with 10 straight
finishes of eighth or better, including a victory in
the final race in Atlanta. Now he has finished sixth
and first in the two races so far this year.
"Over the winter, I kept asking Jimmy, 'Can we
get back on track? Can we get back on track?' You
never know what competition is going to have for
youLabonte said. "To win this early is exciting.
I'm not going to sleep tonight, to be honest with
Labonte, who trails defending series champion
and Daytona 500 winner Dale Jarrett by five points
in the standings, said he knows people will start ask-
ing him about a possible championship now.
9th Annual Gamma Sigma Sigma
Tuesday, February 29
9-11pm at the Attic
(Doors open at 8 pm.)
Advance tickets $3
$4 at the door
All proceeds from the event will go to PICASO :
the Pitt County Aids Service Organization.
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Run Lola Run (R)
Winner of the Audience Award at Sundance and the
highest grossing film in German History, this rapid-fire,
outlaw-couple romance combines MTV razzle-dazzle,
film noir fatalism, and post-Tarantino plot-twisting. Lola,
the rebellious daughter of a philandering banker, gets a
frantic phone call from her hotheaded boyfriend, who
has lost the money entrusted to him in a drug deal.
They have exactly twenty minutes to come up with 100
marks. Can they do it?
Sleepy Hollow (R)
Based on Washington Irving's classic story The Legend
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tells of a small-town schoolmaster who proves his
bravery to a young woman by vowing to travel a road
said to be haunted by a headless horseman only to
discover that the horseman is more than just a legend.
10pm @the
March 6th thru March 11th
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March 9th, 6pm @ the
Wed. @ 7:30 p.m. & Thur. at 10:00 p.m.
Special Screening Times for "Sleepy Hollow"
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3pm & 7:30pm Hendrix (Special Showing)
Memoirs of A Single Mother
6pm MSC Gallery (closing reception)
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Aor stop
SAY eviL.
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.
DOCK SIDE - 2 bedroom. 2 bath, new-
ly renovated duplex townhome with
multi-car covered parking. Includes
washerdryer. $650month. 919-834-
TOWNHOME FOR lease or sale two
bedroom 1 12 bath on ECU bus ro-
ute. Twin Oaks $475 a month or
$52,000. Call Andy Days 758-7474
and nightsweekends 757-2038.
bedroom apt. Stove, fridge, dishwash-
er, washer, dryer included. 2 blocks
from campus. No pets allowed. 2 bed-
room 2 bath water & sewer included.
2 bedroom house- pets with deposit.
For more information call Dogwood
Hollow Apartments � 752-8900.
TWO MALE roommates needed to
share 5 BR house 5 blocks from cam-
pus. 275 per month. Call 931-9205.
ABOVE BW-3, 3 bedroom 2.5 baths
walk to ECU. Available June 1st 756-
LOOKING FOR a placeT to live?
www.housing101.netYour move off
campus! Search for apartments. Free
roommate sublet listings.
2 OR 3 BR Duplex Available Imme-
diately 804-B Johnston Street- 14
Mile form ECU $550momh- Call Rick
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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. 46-2103.
month 12 utilities, 10th St Cypress
Gardens. Please call Shakira 413-6824.
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.
1 BEDROOM Apt. for rent on Holly
and 5th. $350 mo pets OK, across
from ECU An build. Call 752-8240.
�1 PANAMA City Vacations! Party
Beachfront The Boardwalk, Summit
Condo's & Mark II. Free drink parties!
Walk to best bars! Absolute best price!
All major credit cards accepted! 1-800-
234-7007 www.endlesssummer-
1994 FORD Mustang (teal), V6 au-
tomatic, fully loaded. 90.000 miles,
good condition. Price $6,995 (negoti- �
able). Call Lisa at 830-1272.
DODGE ARIES 1988 67.000 miles,
lots new, CD player, power steering,
power breaks, runs great. Call for more
information 328-7556.
1999 CHEVE Tahoe LT loaded like
new 50.000 miles leather 328-4700.
946-7085 nights.
NO CREDIT check. Cellular Phones
Pagers. ABC Phones 931-0009. 316-D
East 10th St. (next to Papa Oliver's Piz-
1986 MAZDA 626. 150.000 miles
mechanically sound, great dependable
car. Asking $1500. Call Brandyce at
'92 MITSUBISHI EclipseGS- navy
blue. CD player, standard transmission
$4,000 OBO. Call Jamie at 830-1272.
FOR SALE: Large rust-colored, cordur-
oy couch. Good condition $50. If in-
terested please call 754-2593.
moving traffic violations. Speeding
tickets. Unlimited toll-free consultation
with an attorney. Letters written on
your behalf. Lawsuits, etc. 355-8858.
Call J. Arthur & 252-412-0971
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 & Supply Co
3730 S. Charles St Greenville. NC
27858-355-7121. Contact: Carol
$FUNDRAISER$ OPEN to student
groups & organizations. Earn $5 per
MC app. We supply all materials at
no cost. Call for info or visit our web-
site. 1-800-932-0528 www.ocmcon-
WANTED: PAYING $6.50hr. plus
bonuses for qualified telemarketers.
No Friday or Saturday work. Hours
4:30-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday:
3:30-8 p.m. Sunday. Call Energy Sav-
ers Windows 6 Doors. Inc. at 758-
8700 for appointment.
band have gigs. Established, full band,
needing serious drummer call 757-
0501 or 328-3895 Chris.
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-
ZETA TAU Alpha, we had a great time
getting leid Thursday night, can't wait
to limbo again. Sigma Nu
THE SISTERS of Alpha Xi Delta would
like to invite all girls interested in so-
rority life to our spring fling open house
March 7th form 5-7. Please call 758-
5677 for details. Hope to see you there!
PHI KAPPA Alpha, thank you for the
pre-downtown at O'Malley's last Thurs-
day night. Lets get together again
soon. Love. Chi Omega.
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.
-AN properties nave 24 hi.
emergency maintenance
Call 758- 1921
needed. Must be 18 own phone and
transportation. No drugs. Make $1500
weekly. 758-2737.
LOCAL WEB design firm considering
candidates for the following positions:
Graphic Artist. HTML Specialist. Cont-
ent Specialist. Sales Reps. WebData-
base Programmers. Visit http: for details.
GOLDEN CORRAL Due to expanding
business we are hiring for all positions.
Company benefits- apply anytime no
phone calls please.
SS NOW HIRING SS Passion Escorts,
day and evening shifts available. Must
be at least 18yrs. old. No experience
needed. Taking calls from 1p.m
9p.m. 747-7570
ordinator- Mature person needed for
summer beach cottage at Indian
Beach form May to August. Responsi-
ble for providing lifeguarding at the
ocean, checking in groups, providing
recreational information for groups,
and supervising beach cottage activi-
ties, housing provided at cottage. Send
letter of interest and resume to Direc-
tor, Baptist Children's Homes of NC,
2557 Cedar Dell Lane, Kinston. NC
28504 EOE.
1 SPRING Break Vacations! Cancun,
Jamaica, Bahamas & Florida. Best pric-
es guaranteed! Free parties & cover
charges! Space is limited! Book it now!
All major credit cards accepted! 1-800-
234-7007 www.endlesssummer-
ARE YOU like me and just simply can-
not lose weight? I need a diet and
workout partner to get slim before
warmer weather! If you can identify,
call me at 756-9393. Let's make it work
THE ALUMNI ECU ring stands for
more than you can measure, so this is
where you'll find the special treasure
(hint: don't "read" too much into this
clue) (If you found the clue hidden on
campus call 439-1875 to receive your
reward. Ask for Tim.)
838-8203WWW. LEISURE-
SPRING BREAK - Grad Week. $75 &
up per person, www. retreatmyrtle- 1-800-645-3618.
$1.000-$2.000 WITH THE EASY
(888) 923-3238 OR VISIT
EXOTIC DANCERS $1000-$ 1500
weekly. Legal lap dancing No experi-
ence needed Age 18 up. all national-
ities. 919-580-7084 Goldsboro.
Now Taking Leases for
1 bedroom, 2 bedroom &
Efficiency Apartments.
CALL 752-2865
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.
share 2 bedroom apt. On ECU bus ro-
ute. Very spacious. Rent is $210 per
month plus half utilities. Call Shellie
at 329-1342.
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.
bedroom house 1 block from campus.
Rent 160 13 utilities. Call Amanda
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.
bedroom 112 baths at Georgetown
Apts. across the street from campus
$250 month plus 12 utilities. Call Jay
you;re in the right place.
keters. Full-time or part-time. Flexi-
ble hours. Great for students or ca-
reer marketers. Health insurance, paid
vacation Great pay plus benefits and
bonuses. Call Thermal -fiard 355-0210.
DO YOU love alternative electronic
music? Earn $$ promoting major la-
bel bands around your town. Visit to till out and
e-application then call Travis 0 800-
shelter for homeless dogs. Send a
email to or
check out website http:mem- or call
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.
LOSE WEIGHT and make $money$
Lose 7-29 lbs per month. Earn up to
$1200 month. 19 years of guaranteed
results! Call 757-2292 for Free Consul-
$7.00 PER hour plus $150.00 per
month housing allowance. Largest
rental service on the Outer Banks.of
North Carolina (North Carolina). Call
Dona for application and housing info
FT, $300-500wk. 746-8425.
TRADER KATE'S is seeking a part
time salesstock associate. 18-24
hours per week. Applicant chosen will
be honest, reliable, outgoing, well-spo-
ken, and neat in appearance. Applic-
ants must be available to work 3pm-
9pm shift on weekdays. Shifts vary on
weekends. Apply in person Tuesday-
Friday 1 pm-7pm at Trader Kate's, out-
side the Plaza Mall. 714 East Green-
ville Blvd Greenville. NC 355-5283
Trader Kate's is a drug free workplace.
SHARI- have a great week! Can't wait
to see you at Big Little Day XOXO your
big sis.
TO JAMIE Long- thanks you for all of
your hardwork and dedication for the
Ritual Retreat! Love your Alpha Xi Del-
ta sisters.
GAMMA SIGMA Sigma announces
its 9th annual Pick-A-Pirate on Tues-
day, February 29th. It will be held at
the Attic from 9:00-11:00. Doors open
at 8:00. All proceeds benefit PICASO.
ers on your lavalier to Heather Hodg-
es. Heather, welcome to the family.
We wish you .both the best. The broth-
ers of Delta Chi.
ALPHA XI Delta is excited to have Sig-
ma Sigma Sigma as our sister sorori-
ty! Let's get together soon!
TO ALL Sigma Alpha Epsilon Ravers.
Hip-Hops, and Rednecks, we had a
blast Friday night. We will try to keep
the noise down next time! Love Chi
WISHING TO meet other students
who are over 27? Join Adult & Com-
muter Student Services on Monday.
March 6th, 6-7 p.m. in their office on
the lower level of Mendenhall for a
monthly gathering of ECU adult stud-
ECU SOM is currently taking applica-
tions for Spanish interpreters. ECU
students that can speak and write
Spanish fluently with morning availabil-
ity. Can call ECU SOM @ 816-3664 and
ask for Javier to schedule an appoint-
"MEDICINE AND the Ethics of Ani-
mal Experimentation" Monday, March
6, 12:30-1:30pm in Brody 2W-50. Ray
Frey, Ph.D. Professor. Department of
Philosophy. Senior research fellow, so-
cial philosophy and policy center. Bowl-
ing Green State University For more
information call 816-2797.
AQUA-FITNESS for faculty and staff.
March 6-May 12. Mon-Thurs, 5:30pm-
6:30pm and Sat. 10am. Aqua fitness
has quickly become one of the most
popular class offerings Let the dynam-
ics of the water combine cardio and
strength training into one workout.
Take the plunge with other ECU facul-
ty and staff for a great workout, virtu-
ally impact free. Swimming skills are
not required. FREE to all members.
$25non-mem. Register now! Please
call 328-6387 if you have any ques-
Spring Break 2001
Organize groups for 2 tree trips
lowest Prices
Cancun a Jamaica
MTVs Spring Break
Headquarters 98' a 99'
Barbados. Bahamas. Padre, Florida
Wanted: Summer Help at the BEACH!
Graduating Senior Preferred;
Undergraduate Applications Accepted Also
Great Pay: FREE Housing
All Interested Email at
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$2,500 SCHOLARSHIPS awarded
by James M. Cox, Jr. Foundation - The
Daily Reflector, to full-time undergradu-
ate (junior and senior) students at ECU
with GPA of at least 3.0 pursuing a
media-related career; other criteria
must be met. Recipients are invited to
compete for a possible internship with
the newspaper. Application deadline
is March 31. 2000. For application ma-
terials and additional information, con-
tact Vicky Morris, Office for Institution-
al Advancement, 200 East First Street,
Greenville. NC 27858 - phone: 328-
GAMMA BETA Phi Society will meet
Thursday March 2 at 5:30pm in Men-
denhall Social Room. For more info:
gles tournament will be held Feb. 29.
8pm at MSC. The Doubles and Mixed-
Doubles tournaments will be held
March 1, 8pm at MSC. For those in-
terested in participating registration
will be held Feb. 28 10am-6pm at the
Intramural Office inside the Recreation
Center. For more info call 328-6387.
March 4. Location: Willis BIdg 1st ft
Reade St. Downtown no experience
needed. Free lessons. 7:00-7:30;
Dance 7:30-10:30pm. Music: Elderber-
ry Jam: Caller: Art Langrish. Come
alone or bring a friend! Students $3;
others $5-7. ECU Folk and Country
Dancers, 328-0237.
"NOW FOR Something Completely
New" Wednesday. March 1 4pm. Men-
denhall Underground. Presenter: ECU
Leadership Corps. Have you lost thgt
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
EAST CAROLINA University will host
the Northeast Regional Science Fair
in Christenbury Gym on Friday. March
3. Projects can be viewed by the pub-
lic from 12:00-1:00pm. Contact Erica
Meadows for further information. 328-
Try our campus calendar at
CFpoking for a
room, mate?
Find one in
our classifieds.
CALL 830-1186
4889 Old Tar Road
Services: 9:30 a.m. Sun.
317 Vernon White Road
Services: 10, 11 a.m 6
p.m. Sun 7:30 p.m.
114 E. 11th Street
Services: 10 a.m 7:30
pm. Sun 7:30 p.m. Wed.
1700 SE Greenville Blvd.
Services: 9 & 10:15 a.m.
Sun 7 & 8:30 p.m. Wed.
2000 E. 6th Street
Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m
Sun College Sunday
School class 9:45 a.m.
3950 Victory Lane
Services: 9 & 10:45 a.m.
Sun 7 p.m. Wed.
2426 S. Charles Blvd.
Services: 9:45 a.m.
Sunday School, 11 a.m 7.
p.m. Sun 10 a.m. & 7
p.m. Wed. Bible Study
408 Hudson Street
Services: 8 & 11 a.m.
Sun 7 p.m. Wed.
2725 E. 14th Street
Services: 8:30, 9:45, 11
a.m 6 p.m. Sun 6:30
p.m. Wed.
3105 S. Memorial Drive
Services: 9:45 am 6p.m.
Sun 7:30 p.m. Wed.

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Student Life
A biweekly glance at what's happening In the Division of Student Life
Mardi Gras
Christmas Break seems like it was ages ago, and Spring Break still
has a couple of weeks before it arrives, but right now it's time to PARTY Mardi Gras 2000 is coming
and it has never been a better time. This celebration is sure to get you over the winter blahs and ready
for spring.
On FRIDAY, MARCH 3, the Division of Student Life will present Mardi Gras 2000 from 9:00 P.M.
TO 2:00 A.M. in MEMDENHALL STUDENT CENTER. For a tiny taste of what's to come,
121 T WRIGHT PLAZA. If you are lucky enough to get a piece of cake with a charm hidden in it,
you can bring it to Mardi Gras on March 3, and
redeem it for a prize!
This year's celebration will feature the best in
hypnotic entertainment with a featured perfor-
mance by everyone's favorite, MIKE MESMER
ATRE. Opening the show for Mike Mesmer
who will wow you with an awe-inspiring show of his
own and then juggle his way around Mendenhall
throughout the evening.
Mardi Gras will also include the always-popular VIDEO
KARAOKE, because, let's face it, you've always fantasized
about being a singing sensation, so create your own video
recording and take the tape home for prosperity sake. DJ
J ARTHUR, will be there spinning your favorite jams as
you hang out with your friends and dance the night
away at the Club Mystique.
There will be OPEN GLOW-BOWLING AND BILLIARDS under black lights, BINGO, and a TATTOO
PARLOR that even your mother would approve. And what Mardi Gras celebration would be complete
without a little friendly gambling? The LADY LUCK CASINO will be open all night for you to try your
hand at Black Jack, Poker, or even to take a spin at the Big Wheel. Topping off all of this will be the tons
of free food including a late night BAYOU BUFFET featuring the best in Cajun cuisine to satisfy those
late night munchies.
Also, don't forget to grab a piece of KING CAKE throughout the evening. Remember, if you snag the
piece with a charm hidden in it, you win a prize. The coronation of the MARDI GRAS 2000 KING
AND QUEEN will take place at 10:00 p.m. In addition to their
jeweled crowns, these individuals have the distinct privilege of
introducing Mike Mesmer "Eyes" to the stage.
ECU Students will be admitted FREE by showing their
valid ECU One Card at the door. Students may bring a
guest (high school age or older), but they must obtain a
GUEST PASS prior to the event.
Guest passes will be available February 28-March 3 at
the Central Ticket Office in Mendenhall Student Center
from 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and at the Todd Dining Hall Meal -
Plan Office from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. On March 3, passes will be
available from 9:00 a.m. -10:00 p.m. at the Student Recreation
For more information contact the Central Ticket Office at 252-328-4788 or 1 -800-ECU-ARTS, VTTY
252-328-4736 or 1-800-ECU-ARTS. The Central Ticket Office is located on the main floor of
Mendenhall Student Center and is open Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Mardi Gras
(tt a glance
MIKC MCSITtCP EyCS You are getting sleepyyou are
getting very sleepyNow all of you who aren't sleepy get to witness the
crazy antics of the ever-popular Mike Mesmer "Eyes" as he performs his
hypnotic show mHendrix Theatre at 10:30 p.m. It's OK to laugh at your
friends because this time they won't even remember what happened!
VldBO KafaOke Tell the truth: You've fantasized at least once
about being a singing sensation. Why not live the fantasy? You can
create your own music video and take the tape home with you. Take full
advantage of a sound system and lights to get up on stage and strut your
stuff. Video Karaoke runs from 9 p.m. -2 a.m. in Room 244.
Canal Street GlOW Bowling and Royal Street Billiards - These
brand new lanes are ready to glow featuring the new automated scoring
system. Jam to your favorite CDs as you bowl under black lights with
custom glow-in-the-dark pins and balls and hand-painted, glow-in-the-
dark walls. Or show all your friends how to be cool playing pool. Watch
out for giveaways. You can roll 'em in Outer Limitz and rack 'em in the
Pirate Underground from 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
FREE BayOU BUffet The dining hall will be open for an all-
you-can-eat buffet featuring the best in Cajun cuisine. Stuff yourself
from 11p.m 1a.m.
ClUb MyStlQUe Your favorite DJ,J Arthur, will spin your favorite
jams as you hang out with friends and dance the night away in the Club
Mystique. Get your groove on in the Great Room from 11 p.m. -1:30 a.m.
Laay LUCK CaSinO You gotta know when to hold 'em and know
when to fold em when you enter this popular place. Try your hand at
Black Jack and Poker and take a spin at the Big Wheel in the Multi-
purpose Room from 9 p.m2 a.m.
BOUfbOn Street BINGO Ifyou're not much of a gambler,
this popular no-risk game will give you another opportunity to win great
prizes from 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. in the Mendenhall Student Center Dining
lattOO "arlOr No, your parents won't kill you if you visit our
tattoo parlor. These colorful tattoos come off after a couple of days, but
they look so real. Tattoo Artists will be available in the Cynthia Lounge
from 9 p.m. -2 a.m.
KM0 LaKe This Mardi Gras classic is just the thing to finish off all
that food you stuffed down at the Bayou Buffet. And if you find a charm
hidden in your slice, you win a prize! Grab a bite, and maybe a prize too
from 9 p.m. -2 a.m. in the Student Organization Booth.
King ana Queen Coronation wouldn't you i0Ve to be
the master or mistress over all of these fun festivities? How cool would it
be to introduce Mike Mesmer "Eyes" to the stage? All this could be yours
if you fill out an application form to be placed in the drawing as you
enter Mardi Gras 2000. The winners will be announced and coronated
at 10 p.m. in the Lady Luck Casino (Multi-Purpose Room), so be sure to
get to Mardi Gras 2000 early.
Jackson Square Juggler ms amazingly coordinated
character will open the show for Mike Mesmer "Eyes" with an awe-
inspiring act of his own and then juggle his way around Mendenhall
throughout the evening.
How to get in Mardi Gras
ECU Students will be admitted free by showing their valid ECU One Card
at the door. Students may bring a guest (high school age or older), but
they must obtain a guest pass prior to the event.
Guest passes will be available February 28 -March 3,2000 at the Central
Ticket Office in Mendenhall Student Center from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. and at
the Todd Dining Hall Meal Plan Office from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. On March 3,
passes will be available from 9 a.m. -10 p.m. at the Student Recreation
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