The East Carolinian, March 2, 2000
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Volume 74, Issue 93
Public schools seek
qualified teachers
9 days to go until Spring Break
Assault awareness
The Sexual Assault Education Commit-
tee will sponsor a self-defense class for
women 2 p.m. today in the Social Room in
Mendenhall Student Center. A candleligh't
vigil for survivors and friends of survivors of
sexual assault begins at 5:30 p.m. tonight in
front of Todd Dining Hall. The annual "Take
Back the Night" march also forms tonight at
7 p.m. in front of Belk Hall on College Hill
Drive. The march is aimed at increasing
campus and community awareness of the
problem of sexual assault. Contact Valerie
Kisler at the Center for Counseling and Stu-
dent Development for further information at
A class to teach self-defense skills to
women will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 3
in the Social Room in Mendenhall Student
Center. The class is part of ECU'S Sexual
Assault Awareness Week Program.
Mardi Gras
A Mardi Gras celebration will take place
from 9 p.m2 a.m. Friday, March 3 in
Mendenhall Student Center. This program is
an alcohol alternative event. It will include a
casino, bingo, karaoke, a hypnotist show,
Cajun food, mask making and dancing. Staff,
faculty and members of the community will
serve in a variety of roles, from card dealers
to food servers. Contact Heidi Bennekamper
at 328-6149 for more information.
The Naval Academy visits ECU for base-
ball games with the Pirates. The double-
header starts at noon Saturday, March 4,
then continues with the second game at 1
p.m. Sunday, March 5. Both games will be
played at Harrington Field.
Pianist Andre-Michel Schub will perform
at 8 p.m on Saturday, March 4 in Hendrix
Theatre in Mendenhall Student Center.
Schub has appeared with many of the
world's leading orchestras and has won nu-
merous awards including the Naumberg In-
ternational Piano Competition in 1974 and
the Van Cliburn International Piano Competi-
tion in 1981. Schub is a visiting professor at
ECU and holds the Robert L. Jones Distin-
guished Professorship. For tickets and infor-
mation call the ECU Central Ticket Office at
328-4788 or 1-800-ECU-ARTS.
AIDS benefit
"Sounds of Support theme for the AIDS
benefit concert, will perform at 3 p.m. Sun-
day, March 5 in the School of Music Recital
The School of Music's Opera Scenes
Program opens at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 5
with "Lonely Room featuring works by
Verdi, Puccini, Poulenc, Menotti and
Rodgers. The performance will be held in the
A. J. Fletcher Recital Hall.
Vote online at
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and student population?
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Sexual Assault Awareness Week kicks off
Health Promotions
increases knowledge
Angela Harne
In an effort to increase
knowledge about rape, date rape
and sexual assault, the Health
Promotions Council is sponsor-
ing Sexual Assault Awareness
Week this week.
The council's theme, "I said
'Know know your limits, know
your facts, know your date is
aimed at increasing awareness of
sexual assault and ways to avoid
it. Betty Straub, director of health
promotions for Student Health
Services and survivor of sexual
assault, said most sexual assaults
and rapes occur within date rape.
"I am a survivor Straub said.
"I am hoping this week will teach
both men and women that no
means no. 1 believe that once
that concept is understood, in-
cidents of date rape will de-
Hollie Warren, a member of
the Health Promotions Council,
said she feels greater knowledge
of sexual assault is needed.
"It is an important week
Warren said. "Students, and
people in general, need to be
aware of what sexual assault and
rape is
According to Warren, the
purple ribbons worn by students
around campus are meant to
symbolize safety and security
from sexual assaults.
Warren said survivors need to
receive help and need to know
where it find it.
"Those that become a victim
need to know how the can get
help and who they can turn to
she said.
Freshmen Terrica Hay and Hollie Warren, sit outside the Wright Place to answer questions about sexual assault
(photo by Emily Richardson)
Terrica Hay, another member
of the health promotions coun-
cil, said even those who are not
victims need to be aware in case
a friend or family member be-
comes a victim.
"As a friend, you need to
know how to help your friend
that survived Hay said. "Survi-
See AWARENESS, page 3
REAL Crisis Center758-HELP
PCMH Emergency Room816-4942
Pitt County Law Enforcement91
Rescue Squad91 1
ECU Campus Police328-6150
DA's Rape Coordinator830-6434
Sheriff's Rape Advocate830-4157
Facts about rape
�Sexual assault contin-
ues to represent the most
rapidly growing violent
crime in America.
�One in three women
will become a victim of
sexual assault during her
�Over 700,000 women
are sexually assaulted each
�Every day in America
1.871 women are forcibly
�80 percent of all rapes
are perpetrated by male
acquaintances, only 20
percent of rapes are by
�Alcohol and drugs
contribute to 60 percent of
date rapes.
�12 percent of all st
assault victims are men.
�Only 16 percent of
rapes are ever reported.
Most cases are reported
within 24 hours of the
�Black men rape 70
percent of black rape
victims; 78 percent of
white victims are raped by
white men.
�75 percent to 80
percent of rape victims
blame themselves for the
�One out of every seven
women is the victim of
marital rape.
�Less then 2 percent of
reported rapes are false
�40 percent
are married or have a
regular sex partner.
USDA grant funds food literacy program
Volunteers educate
about nutrition
Martina Clyburn
A team from ECU was re-
cently granted $304,457 by the
U.S. Department of Agriculture
in an effort to increase food lit
eracy among those Pitt County
residents who are eligible or re-
ceiving food stamps.
According to Annette I'eery,
assistant clinical professor of the
department of Family Medicine
at the Brody School of Medicine,
the program is designed to train
and certify health care profes-
sionals and community volun-
teers to provide fitness, food and
nutrition information to the tar-
geted population.
"My hope is to assist the com-
munity groups SO people can eat
healthier and still maintain their
comfort level said Sylvia En-
glish, a clinical nurse and diabe-
tes specialist. "Since I am a clini-
cal nurse specialist, I am very in-
terested in nutrition. This pro-
NC nurses
in short supply
gram provides me with a wealth
of additional information that
allows me to explain it to the
community in a way they'd un-
Volunteers will be required to
attend a 20-hour trafining course,
which will include pre-test and
post-test evaluations, self-study
modules, lectures and demon-
strations and three workshop
"The three workshops are
Food Preparation and Safety, Ap-
propriate Cultural Sensitivity and
Nutrition Counseling, all of
which will be hosted by ECU's
School of Medicine said Nancy
Harris of the hospitality and
management department.
See FOOD, page 3
Student killed in car accident
Enrollment in
nursing programs low
Carolyn Herold
The most recent statistics re-
leased by the North Carolina
Center for Nursing report there
Is a shortage of available nurses
In the work force.
According to Dennis Sherrod,
associate director of Recruitment
and Retention at the N.C. Cen-
ter for Nursing, nurses are
needed everywhere in the state.
"The shortages we see now
are only the tip of the iceberg in
terms of what we will see in the
next 10 years Sherrod said.
Several specialty areas such as
critical care, operating room,
emergency room, labor and de-
livery and general medical sur-
gery nurses are needed.
Sherrod said he sees an ever-
increasing need for nurses. There
are extenuating circumstances
that are responsible for the short
supply of nurses. The overall en-
rollment of students in nursing
programs across the nation has
declined over time. In addition,
over the past two decades, more
career fields have been opened to
women who have traditionally
made up the majority of the
nursing work force. These greater
options have played a part in re-
duced number of students enroll-
ing in nursing education pro-
"Nurses are in short supply
nationally, and here they are in
very short supply said Phyllis
Horns, dean of the School of
Nursing at ECU.
The shortage of available
nurses can also be attributed in
part to certain social and eco-
nomic patterns. The strong
economy is responsible for the
high demand. In addition, the
aging of the baby-boom genera-
tion is playing a part by increas-
ing the need for general health
care and specialty nurses.
According to Horns, this year
there are approximately 500 stu-
dents enrolled in the under-
graduate nursing program,
which is lower than in past years.
According to Sherrod, a lot is
being done to recruit new nurses.
The larger hospitals in the
state are hiring recruiters to look
for prospective employees. These
recruiters go to high schools to
See NURSES, page 4
Case under
Angela Harne
Student Elizabeth Ann
Labus was killed in a car ac-
cident at the intersection of
East Fourth and Lewis Street
early Monday morning.
According to the
Greenville Police Depart-
ment (GPD) report, Labus
was driving on East Fourth
Street when the driver of a
sport utility vehicle, Bradley
Shane Beatty, struck the
driver's side of Labus' Geo
Witnesses said that
Labus failed to stop at the
stop sign at the intersection
of East Fourth Street and
Lewis Street.
The Greenville Fire and
Rescue Squad pronounced
Labus dead when they ar-
rived on the scene.
According to the GPD
report, Beatty was charged
with a DWI after he blew a
.16 during the breathilyzer
test. The legal driving limit
is .08.
Joseph Franklin, the
passenger in Beatty's ve-
hicle was taken to Pitt
Memorial County Hospi-
tal where he was treated
for minor scratches and
bruises and released
The report said that
alcohol and speed were
major factors in the acci-
dent. It is estimated that
Beatty was traveling at 40
mph. The speed limit is
25 mph.
Senior Jeremy
Johnson said he was
heard the accident take
"I heard a big bang
Johnson said. "The driver
I Beatty J got out of the car
and kept saying 'she's
labus dead, she's dead
Jeremy said he hopes
other people will exercise
more caution while driv-
ing .
"1 advise other's to
obey traffic laws and
speed limits Johnson
said. "Especially back
here Lewis Street) be-
cause the roads ate dan-
According to GPD re-
port, the case is under fur-
Student Elizabeth Ann Labus was
killed early Monday morning when her
car was hit by a drunk driver at the
intersection of East 4th and Lewis
ther investigation.
The university is consulting
with tabus' parents about their
wishes for a memorial service.
This writer can be contacted at
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The East Carolinian
Thursday, March 2, 200Q
Duke University-This weekend, the Board of
Trustees will delve into the issue of drinking at Duke
University, and the three current Young Trustees said
they expect to be a major source of insight for the
older members.
Alcohol has come to the forefront of campus
conversation in the last several weeks because of the
disclosure of a student's alcohol-related death and
the beginning of investigations into several organi-
zations for excessive drinking.
In a sparsely attended two-hour forum Thurs-
day night, the Young Trustees and this year's Young
Trustee-elect stressed that the University should fos-
ter a culture change instead of cracking down on
student drinking or Greek organizations.
Although the forum had no set agenda, the con-
versation quickly turned to alcohol. For much of
the event, students described the Duke social scene.
Young Trustee Takcus Nesbit, Trinity '97, said
hearing various students' perceptions on alcohol was
one of the primary reasons he attended the forum.
Young Trustee Brandon Busteed, Trinity '99, said
� he expected alcohol-related issues to be amajor topic
- in the executive session of the Board of Trustees Sat-
- urday. He added that the Board's Student Affairs
Committee, on which he serves, has slated more
than half its meeting to discuss drinking at Duke.
Audience members' comments focused on the
success of the university's experiment with a sub-
stance-free residence hall, the reasons for excessive
drinking and the need to provide viable alternatives
" to alcohol-dominated social events.
"I think there are going to be students who are
going to drink and you're not going to change that
said Young Trustee Chris Lam, Trinity '98. "What
� needs to be changed is the level of responsibility
Busteed agreed.
"If we could shift the culture from it being cool
to get trashed to it being cool to drink, we'd be in a
good position he said, adding that providing vi-
able non-alcoholic social alternatives could also help
change the student culture.
Both Busteed and audience members cited prob-
lems implementing a substance-free residence hall
on East Campus as well as Duke's failure to create a
similar residence hall on West Campus in order to
show the perceived divide between drinkers and
Busteed added that the 48 freshman living in
substance-free Epworth Dormitory were "stigma-
tized" because of their group's small number.
Saying that a large portion of Duke students are
non-drinkers, Busteed called the decision not to have
a substance-free residence hall on West a bureau-
cratic error. No one did a survey on the demand for
such housing, he said.
Both students and Young Trustees said stepped-
up enforcement alcohol laws might exacerbate the
problem by pushing drinking further behind closed
University of Maryland at College Park-About
50 people, mostly students, gathered in the Univer-
sity of Maryland's Nyumburu Cultural Center Thurs-
day night to "clear the air" about recently publi-
cized problems within the center, and the Black Stu-
dent Union's decision to boycott in response to
In a town hall meeting hastily organized by a
campus black empowerment group, United in the
Struggle, students were given the opportunity to ask
questions of a panel familiar with the issues sur-
rounding Nyumburu and the Black Student Union
The BSU began its boycott of the center on Jan.
31. BSU President Daryl Francis said it was neces-
sary to bring attention to what he called poor man-
agement practices, unclear policies and inadequate
staffing at the center.
Mazi "Mustafa" Belcher, public relations direc-
tor for United in the Struggle, hosted the meeting,
and said it was important in order to "hear the whole
story" about the Nyumburu controversy.
"Dirty laundry's been brought up and needs to
be cleaned Belcher said. "People talk about keep-
ing it out of the house. It's out of the house now
The BSU is the only student group boycotting
the center, and dissatisfaction with the idea was ap-
parent last night, although it appeared that many
in attendance felt the issues raised by Francis and
the BSU are valid. Perceived preferential treatment
to certain groups by center staff was a particularly
hot issue last night.
Belcher said he disagreed with the boycott and
said many of the issues raised by Francis were seri-
ous last year, but have since been resolved. He said
he wants to improve all aspects of the center, but
said students can accomplish change by becoming
more active within the center.
"The positives greatly outweigh the negative,
because I make the negative positive Belcher said.
"The issue is how can we fix it ourselves?"
These were sentiments echoed by Toby Jenkins,
a graduate student employee at the center.
"The center is a reflection of the student body
Jenkins said. "You make the center what it is. This is
your center
The BSU boycott was organized by Francis and
other members of the BSU executive board in Janu-
ary, while most students were on winter break. Many
students questioned Francis' decision to boycott
without discussing the idea with BSU general body
"As an elected official, you are able to gauge what
the members of the group want said Francis, who
attended the meeting for only a short time. He said
beginning the boycott as soon as possible was im-
Even the BSU executive board did not appear in
full support of the boycott.
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found no addiction
MIAMI (AP)�A psychiatrist who
has never performed any smoking
research found no addiction in two
smokers seeking damages from ciga-
rette makers who hired him after he
struck up a conversation on a flight
with a tobacco lawyer.
Dr. Eric Kaplan said on cross-ex-
amination Monday he has been
paid105,000 by the industry, gives
$ 1,500 lectures for drug makers and
offers a $100 kit on his Web site
titled "Overcoming Depression in
Six Weeks or Less
The doctor from the Tampa sub-
urb of Lutz testified about two of
three smokers seeking compensa-
tory damages in a case that the in-
dustry fears could produce a record-
shattering $300 billion verdict.
The same jury hearing the
money question in a case covering
an estimated 500,000 sick Florida
smokers decided last July that ciga-
rette makers conspired to produce
a dangerous product.
Kaplan concluded from meeting
one of the smokers and examining
the records of another that they
were not addicted to smoking.
Nicotine dependence would be
defined as someone who is unable
to quit after "significant trials and
failures" and physical withdrawal
symptoms, he said.
Neither the smokers in the trial
nor any of his patients have met his
definition of addiction to smoking,
Kaplan testified.
His 33-page resume is domi-
nated by lectures given to doctors,
counselors and others, many on
behalf of two anti-depressant manu-
facturers. The most common title is
Officials say
Y29K no big deal
CONCORD, N.H. (AP)-Call it
Y2K: The Sequel.
State officials said they would be
watching their computers carefully
through Tuesday as the clock rolled
into Feb. 29, leap year's extra day,
but they said the potential for Y2K-
type computer glitches was mini-
Banks, computer firms, utilities,
airports and police and fire depart-
ments planned to have extra staff
on to see what might happen when
the clock hit 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, but
only as a precaution, Jerry Little,
president of the New Hampshire
Bankers Association, said Monday.
"I think our track record shows
that systems have been
remediated he said.
As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, no prob-
lems had been reported in New
Hampshire, said Jim VanDongen of
the state Office of Emergency Man-
"Even our oldest computer came
up with the 29th of February he
Computers have long had
trouble registering Feb. 29-treating
it as March 1, or March 1 as Feb. 30.
There are greater risks of program-
ming errors this year because 2000
is an exception to an exception. An
extra day is added every four years,
except for years that end in "00
SeeY29K. page 4
Feb. 28
Criminal Damage toProperty-
A staff member reported that an
office window In the back of
Jones Hall's left front entrance
had been broken.
injured StudentA student
was transported to the Student
Health Center after complain-
ing of back pain when exiting
an ECU Transit bus. When ex-
iting, she was caught between
the doors of the bus. She also
stated that she had been in an
auto accident earlier in the
Harassing Phone Calls-Two
students in Fletcher Hall re-
ported that four Indecent
phone messages were left on
their answering machine.
Feb. 29
Auto AccidentTvro stu-
dents were involved In a
minor auto accident in the
parking lot at the bottom of
College Hill Drive.
Hit and Rim-A student was
issued a Campus Appearance
Ticket (CAT) for leaving the
scene of an accident that oc-
curred pn Feb. 20.
Assault Inflicting Serious In-
jury-k student was anested af-
ter she assaulted a fellow stu-
dent in Clement Hall. The vic-
tim was transported to Pitt
County Memorial Hospital for
minor injuries.
Felonious Burning of a Public
Building-A student was anested
after he burned a Belk Hall door j
and officers responded to a fire
If s Your Place.
To Relive The legend
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (R) Based on Washington living's classic story this
romantic thriller, set in the 1780s, 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. You and a guest get in free when you present your valid ECU
One Card.
To Join the Biggest Party of the Year
Mardi Gras 2000 will be the biggest blow-out of the year and will feature a perfor-
mance by the ever-popular Mike Mesmer "Eyes" at 10:30 p.m. So hurry on down to
this Louisiana-style party for loads of food from the Bayou Buffet, video karaoke
Bourbon Street bingo, Canal Street glow-pin bowling, and Royal Street billiards - ali
FREE. Not to mention the Lady Luck Casino loaded with fabulous prizes and the
tattoo parlor your parents warned you aboutYour favorite DJ, J Arthur will be on
hand to spin the hottest jams all night long in the Club Mystique. And don't forget
to grab a piece of King Cake before you witness the coronation of the King and
Queen. Its all free and it is, oh, so much fun!
All ECU Students will be admitted with a valid ECU One Card. You may also bring
a guest (high school age or older) but you must obtain a guest pass prior to the
event. Guest passes will be available February 28-March 3, 2000 at the Centtal
Ticket Office in MSC from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and at the Todd Dining Hall Meal
Plan Office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On March 3. passes will be available from 9 a m
to 10 p.m. at the Student Rec Center.
To Jam With a Live Band
Get live with Boogie Hawg and jam to some old school
'70s funk that's drunk on a modern day beat!
.To Play the Piano
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198 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Andre-Michel Schub has earned
PU, 'rnm0013� for his awe"inspiring piano performances. Show your
valid ECU One Card at the Central Ticket Office to get advance discount tickets. All
tickets at the door tickets full price.
To Find WA Place Of Your Own
Looking for a place of your own? This program has all the answers to your ques-
tions about moving off-campus. You will learn about tenant rights and responsibili-
information leaS6S and securitv deposits' and other important leasing
To Communicate With Commuters
This informal meeting, held the first Monday of each month gives
students over the age of 24 to meet with other adult students and
discuss campus life issues.
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Increase in gas prices helping Kansas refineries
WICHITA, Kan. (AP)-Business is
booming for the Kansas oil indus-
try while consumers feel the crunch
as gasoline prices are on the rise.
The national average price for
gasoline, including all grades and
taxes, was $1.47 on Friday, setting
a new record. That's up more than
6 cents from the last national sur-
vey of 10,000 stations on Feb. 11,
and a penny above the 1990 peak
of $1.46.
"The international oil commu-
nity is speculating that key world
oil producers may increase oil pro-
duction in April, which would ease
oil prices and therefore gasoline
prices said industry analyst Trilby
Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey.
"But for now, gasoline prices will
probably hover around their current
levels or rise even further
Meanwhile consumers are trying
to find ways to cut gas costs.
"I don't travel as much as I did
said Lawrence Cowan, a Wichita
resident who commutes 21 miles to
his job in Colwich.
Every weekend the Cowans used
to visit relatives living about an
hour away, but now he says they
may cut back to once a month. And
if gas prices continue to rise, "we'll
have to think seriously about vaca-
tion time he said.
The Kansas oil industry has in-
creased drilling since the price hikes.
Seventeen rigs operate in west-
ern Kansas, up from five in Septem-
ber, said Dave Williams of the Kan-
sas Corporation Commission's con-
servation division.
"We're making plans to drill sev-
eral more wells than we did last
year said Grady Bolding, an
Ellinwood-based producer. "As soon
as the price turns downward, we'll
pull our horns in
Bolding said in his 50 years in
the business, what happened to oil
prices in 1998 and early 1999 was
the worst. At one point, Kansas
crude dropped below $8 a barrel. On
Monday the price was $26.50.
Wichita's Mull Drilling Co
drilled 11 wells last year, and Presi
dent Mark Shreve said this year the1
company expects to top 20.
See GAS, page 4
vors need help and comfort from
those they can trust
Hay said sexual assault survivors
mistakenly blame themselves for
the assault.
"Many survivors think that they
are fault Hay said. "In truth, they
are not and they need help to un-
derstand that
In honor of the week, Health
Promotions is sponsoring several
events. According to Warren, stu-
dents have expressed an interest in
the issue.
"Many students want to be more
aware of what is going on in the
world Warren said. "And survivors
are looking for help with their own
A knowledge table will be avail-
able today In front of Wright Plaza
for those who are interested in
learning more about sexual assault.
The table will also offer help lines
dealing with rape, date rape and
sexual assault.
According to Warren, prizes will
be available to those who can an-
swer six true and false questions
dealing with sexual assault issues.
Prizes ranges from pens to gift cer-
from page 1
tificates for Target, Skully's and the
Student Recreation Center.
Warren said self-defense classes
sponsored by the ECU Police De-
partment (PD) division of crime pre-
vention are open to women from 2
p.m4 p.m. today and tomorrow in
the Social Room of Mendenhall Stu-
dent Center. The program will teach
basic self-defense moves and safety
tips for traveling alone. It will also
help participants to not be victim-
ized by fear.
Stephanie Griffin, sergeant of
crime prevention for the ECU PD,
said she will be teaching the classes
through easy, simple steps. The pur-
pose of the classes is to give women
choices during an aggressive attack
and heighten their awareness.
"It is normal to be afraid during
an attack Griffin said. "I am hop-
ing the classes will teach women
that they do have choices and have
the ability to react. We (the univer-
sity) are hoping to make self-defense
classes more available to students
and faculty Griffin said.
There will be a candlelight vigil
beginning for survivors of sexual
Straub said the vigil will offer
survivors and their close friends an
opportunity to share, listen and of-
fer support to others. Counselors
will also be available at Sweetheart's.
"It is very vital that survivors get
help as soon as possible Straub
said. "The help I got from counse-
lors opened the mental prisoner
door for me. 1 hope the vigil will do
the same for the other survivors so
sexuality won't be horrifying for
them anymore
Following the vigil, the "Take
Back the Night March" will take
place to increase campus and com-
munity awareness of sexual assault
problems. The march begins at 7
p.m. in front of Belk Hall on Col-
lege Hill.
"The march is open to all stu-
dents and faculty Straub said. "We
are thrilled because many sororities
and fraternities will be participating
and the ECU PD is supplying us with
This writer can be contacted at
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Mexican police look
for clues in police slaying
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) In this violent border town
where killings occur daily, Tijuana police tried to re-
solve one more case Monday: the death of their popu-
lar police chief, whose car was riddled with bullets on
a busy highway.
Investigators hope a gray Cherokee sports utility
vehicle with California license plates may offer clues
in the killing Sunday of Alfredo de la Torre Marquez.
The Cherokee was believed to. be one of three ve-
hicles used in the attack on a busy, six-lane divided
highway in the northern edge of Tijuana, just across
the border from San Diego.
De la Torre was driving to his office, unaccompa-
nied by his normal contingent of bodyguards, when
gunmen using Kalashnikov rifles and 9-mm pistols
pulled up alongside his black Suburban and fired 99
rounds at him, officials said. The vehicle crashed into
a palm tree on the side of the road.
State Attorney General Juan Manuel Salazar said De
la Torre had told his bodyguards that he had planned
to stay home all day. It was not known why he decided
to go to his office. De la Torre was carrying a pistol, but
apparently didn't use it.
No one has been arrested and the motive of the
killing is unknown.
Enrique Tellaeche, spokesman for the Baja Califor-
nia state Attorney General's Office, said the killing was
"obviously linked to organized crime but said it was
too early to tell whether it was connected to the Tijuana'
based drug organization led by the Arrellano-Felix
brothers, which is notorious for its gangland-style hitsi
' The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration consid-
ers the organization one of the most powerful and vio-
lent drug trafficking groups. One of the brothers,
Ramon Eduardo, is on the FBI's 10 most-wanted list, i
De la Torre had been a police officer for 25 years!
working his way up from motorcycle cop, and may have
made many enemies.
"The only motive for the killing is his job said
Jaime Valencia, a police forensics supervisor who, like
all his colleagues, wore a black band over his badge. "A
person who does his job well goes against the interests
of the bad guys
He said de la Torre was loved by his fellow officers
"He was the best director we've had
Baja California is one of Mexico's most violent states
and Tijuana is one of the most violent cities. It recorded
about 300 murders last year and the pace of killings
has picked up this year.
De la Torre is the second Tijuana police chief killed
See POLICE, page 4
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Following training, volunteers
plan to pass on their knowledge of
food literacy by hosting health fairs
in the community and giving pre-
sentations to any interested
Churches or school groups. One
Such event food literacy volunteers
are planning is called the Celebra-
tion of Foods, a county-wide event
for the whole family.
"This event will entail a healthy
recipe contest that will start mid-
February and end April 29 said
Jaime Lynn Thorsby, a nutrition
educator for the food literacy part-
ners project.
"We are striving to bring Pitt
County together to focus on issues
such as diabetes education and
healthy eating habits
Thorsbv said she feels that it is
essential to get schools, work places,
places of worship and hospitals in-
volved in health awareness.
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possibilities, diversity, benefits and
i-Cpmpetitive wages typical of a nurs-
ing career.
The ECU School of Nursing,
.which is celebrating its 40th year
anniversary this year, has been a
.major supplier of nurses for the
state. For 25 years, ECU offered the
only bachelor's degree for nursing
Thursday, March 2, 2000
in the eastern part of the state, and
for over 20 years was the only insti-
tution in the region to offer a
master's degree.
Horns said that graduates of the
nursing program usually have no
problems finding jobs.
"Most students have jobs before
they graduate, or at least know
where they will have a job Horns
from page 2
said. "It's a great career with many
opportunities for employment. You
can work with a variety of ages.
There is hardly a better career to go
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in six years. In April 1994, Federico
Benitez and a bodyguard were shot
to death when gunmen opened fire
on their vehicle as it drove down a
highway near the city's airport.
In a speech while visiting the
state Friday, President Ernesto
Zedillo pledged to have federal and
state officials improve cooperation.
"Organized crime has brought to
Baja California a trail of violence, a
trail of intimidation he said. "We
have to make these criminals under-
stand that Baja California can't be
their home, that the only places
where they deserve to live are in
About 55 percent of the cocaine
used in the United States is shipped
through Mexico or Mexican waters,
according to U.S. drug czar Barry
This week, the United States,
under its annual "certification" pro-
gram will announce which coun-
tries are cooperating in the fight
against drug trafficking. Mexico's
certification is virtually assured, but
the process always results in hard
Mexicans consider the process
humiliating and a violation of their
sovereignty. They say they are suf-
fering from drug violence, especially
on the border, largely because the
United States has done little to re-
duce its consumption of illegal
De la Torre is also the second
police chief in a border city to be
killed in a week. Juan Angel Cabrera
Leal, the police chief in Reynosa,
was shot to death last Tuesday.
Reynosa is across the border from
McAIlen, Texas.
unless divisible by 400. So 2000 is a leap year, but 1900
is not.
Government agencies and businesses spent an esti-
mated $300 billion to $600 billion worldwide to avoid
Y2K glitches at the start of the year. They had feared
that because of old software, computers that registered
years with two digits would be unable to cope.
Having passed that hurdle with virtually no prob-
lems, New Hampshire officials were unconcerned Mon-
day about Feb. 29.
"It's one of those situations where everything's been
taken care of. I can't imagine any serious problems.
This country spent about100 billion fixing Y2K prob-
lems and I can't imagine anybody would spend that
much money on January 1 and wouldn't take care of
Feb. 2" at the same time VanDongen said.
"The biggest problem we're anticipating is that it's
Sadie Hawkins Day and that means it's open season on
all the single guys he added.
When banks and other businesses tested their com-
puters for Y2K problems, they also tested for other
troublesome dates, including Sept. 9, 1999 (9-9-99) and
Feb. 29, 2000, said Tom Smith, vice president of tech-
nology at Exeter and Hampton Electric Co.
While emergency teams around the state were
poised to respond to Y2K alarms in January, "Y29K"
had officials breathing a little easier.
"We have the people here to take care of any prob-
lems if they pop up but everything went smoothly with
Y2K and we're not anticipating any problems said
Frank Monnely, assistant fire chief in Manchester.
Monnely said the city's emergency shelter, which
is in the fire station, was likely to be unused Tuesday.
"We'll have the entire staff on tomorrow and can
open in a heartbeat if you'd need it, but we haven't
seen any reason to he said.
Minor computer-related problems occurred Tuesday
in Japan, which entered Feb. 29 early Monday morn-
ing by Eastern Standard Time.
At a nuclear plant in Japan, a computer system that
monitors employee work hours shut down but didn't
affect operations. The Monju plant, 220 miles west of
Tokyo, hasn't produced nuclear energy since 1995.
Japan's Meteorological Agency reported that com-
puters at six observatories failed to correctly recognize
the date, but they expected them to be fixed quickly.
In New Zealand, merchants had trouble verifying
banking transactions and government experts said as
many as 4,000 money transfer terminals might have
been affected before the problem was fixed.
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"Choosing an Anti-Depressant in
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Kaplan acknowledged he has
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at a deposition was unfamiliar with
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With drilling on the upswing, the only problem
producers say they face is finding enough workers.
Over the past two years, several oil field workers
have been laid off or have left the industry.
Because of the uncertainty, most aren't likely to
return to the oil patch, said Danny Biggs, vice presi-
dent and general field superintendent for I'ickrell Drill-
ing Co. in Great Bend.
Although the high prices can help business, the
main thing oil producers want is stability, said Biggs.
He says he wants to see prices high enough to al-
low producers to operate while still remaining accept-
able to consumers.
Although business may be booming for now, Will-
iams said, oil producers are keeping a close watch on
the Organization of Oil Producing Countries. It could
start increasing production at any time, which would
cause prices to fall once again.
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Hot topic, nudity, awaits legislators this week
JACKSON, Miss. (AP)� The big-
gest publicity-generating proposal
pending at the Mississippi Capitol,
a ban on public sex and nudity, will
get its first debate this week by law-
makers a little wary of the subject.
The proposal is aimed at requir-
ing dancers in strip clubs to keep
some clothes on. It has prompted
(okes by radio talk show hosts and
Jay Leno.
Modeled after laws in other
states, it would let counties ban
nudity and, the part causing the
most snickering, make it illegal for
a man to appear sexually aroused in
"It started out as a funny issue.
It's turned out to be somewhat seri-
ous said Sen. Robert Johnson,
chairman of the subcommittee that
will discuss the bill Tuesday. "It's no
laughing matter to the people who
live near these places
Johnson, D-Matchez, said a strip
club outside Natchez has supervi-
sors in his area interested in the leg-
Forrest County Supervisor
Johnny DuPree said he may be at
the Capitol for debate on the bill
because of a problem in his county
which has two topless clubs.
"One comes, then another one
comes. Then before you know it
they're all over the place said
DuPree. "It brings a different set of
values to our communities, doesn't
promote the positive things
He said while the bill will help
Forrest County, supervisors in other
counties may also want the author-
ity to ban totally nude clubs.
Under the bill, dancers would
have to wear some clothing. It de-
fines nudity for men and women
and prohibits the public showing of
"covered male genitals in a discern-
ibly turgid state
Johnson said the bill "goes into
far more detail than we need" and
may be toned down.
"There may be some massaging
of the bill. With the wording of tur-
gidity, that's causing jokes he said.
There is widespread support
among state legislators for limita-
tions on the adult nightclubs. Last
week, the House voted to ban the
dancing places from locating near
schools and churches. The Senate
may debate that later.
"Strip clubs are considered lewd
and illicit behavior in Mississippi.
In other areas of the country they're
considered economic development
and entertainment said Rep. Steve
Holland, D-PIantersville.
Harry Rosenthal, a Jackson attor-
ney who has represented club own-
ers, has said Mississippi could be
sued if the bill becomes law. The
proposal tracks a law in Indiana.
Johnson said some cities have
more restrictions on clubs than
those proposed In the bill. He said
counties do not have the same zon-
ing authority as cities so more clubs
are opening outside incorporated
If his subcommittee agrees, the
bill will be considered by the Sen-
ate Judiciary Committee.
Johnson said he has been on ra-
dio talk shows about the bill and the
callers were taking the issue seri-
"People were saying can we
shut these places down or move
them? he said.
DuPree said the situation is no
joke for his residents.
"This is really serious. People carr;
take things to the extreme, talking
about a man and his physical
arousal in public. This has to do-
with what things that are appropri-
ate, moral he said.
U.S. military recalls defective gas-warfare suits
Pentagon has alerted U.S. facilities
around the world that hundreds
of thousands of protective suits
meant to shield GIs from gas and
germ attack may have holes and
other critical defects, according to
military officials and documents.
The Pentagon learned about
the flaws five years ago but did not
consider the problems crucial and
needed the gear for U.S. peace-
keeping troops in Bosnia, crimi-
nal investigators say. Not until late
last year did a second study on the
same Suits judge identical flaws
grave enough to warrant a global
warning, the investigators said in
an interview.
On Feb. 9, the Pentagon cau-
tioned commanders not to use
any of the 778,000 suits except in
training. The suits, not all of
which are defective, cost the gov-
ernment almost d.lrs 49 million.
The defects included "cuts,
holes, embedded foreign matter and
stitching irregularities the Penta-
gon inspector general said in a re-
port being released this week. The
defects potentially could kill people
wearing the trousers and jackets in
a "chemical-biological contami-
nated environment the report
A bankrupt New York City-based
company, which the inspector gen-
eral identified as Istratex, produced
the charcoal-lined camouflage suits
under two contracts dating from
1989. Soldiers wear the suits over
their regular camouflage gear where
chemical or biological weapons
might be used. It was unclear
whether any of the suits were worn
by troops in the 1990-91 Desert
Shield-Desert Storm operation,
when Iraqi chemical attack was con-
sidered likely.
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pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court
in New York to one count of mak-
ing false statements. Other officials
were charged with obstruction of
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or writing. They had been charged
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Pentagon criminal investigators
said they pointed out to the Defense
Logistics Agency, which manages
inventories, problems with some of
the "battle-dress overgarments" in
In 1996, the agency's testers, at
the investigators' request, studied
500 of the suits and found defects
in 174, officials said.
The Defense Logistics Agency
identified the problems as major but
not "safety-of-life critical defects
said Mitchell Schlitt, the case agent
for the inspector general's Defense
Criminal Investigative Service in
New York.
"So because of a need for these
suits for the Bosnia action, they
stated a need to retain these in
stock Schlitt said.
Three years later, last Septem-
ber, the criminal investigators
asked for new tests, this time by
Army designers of the suit, Schlitt
said. Examining the same suits,
the new team found the defects
were in fact critical.
By regulation, Schlitt said, a
critical defect, unlike a major one
is so severe that finding one such-
problem in a single suit warrants
stopping use of the whole lot. ;
The Istratex executives' guilty-
pleas were to prosecution allega-
tions that the company intention-
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tors by clandestinely switching small quantities of well-
made garments for flawed ones during inspections.
Sentencing is set for April, and the executives face jail
terms and fines.
The investigators examined suits only from one
contract for 173,000 suits. The second contract cov-
ered the remaining approximately 605,000 suits, but
the prosecutors did not examine those. Still, the
Pentagon's alert warns U.S. forces that defective suits
might be found among all 778,000 made under the
two deals.
The Defense Logistics Agency found 334,000 suits
at its depot in Albany, Georgia, that are "potentially
deficient and attributable to the manufacturer in ques-
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HELENA (AP)� A group of citi-
jsm, upset with recent Montana
Supreme Court decisions they con-
sider wrong, staged a demonstration
outside the Justice Building here.
Various speakers condemned
rulings on abortion and a tax-limit-
ing constitutional amendment as
-interfering with the will of the
people and taking power away from
�the legislative branch of govern-
Joe Balyeat of Bozeman, chair-
man of Montanans for Better Gov-
ernment, called members of the
high court "seven political terrorists
in black robes" and said they have
'ased Montana's Constitution to
shape their own liberal policies.
The court system is "obviously
politicized and driven by ideology
and political connection rather than
.any consistent application of the
�case law he said.
Rob Natelson, a Republican gu-
bernatorial candidate and law pro-
fessor from Missoula, said the court
has failed to follow the rule of law
and has made a practice of ignor-
ing the requirement to uphold laws
"unless unconstitutional beyond a
' reasonable doubt.
"We have repeatedly seen this
court disregard relevant precedent,
"including legislative history, case
'and statutory authorities he said.
About 120 people turned out for
the event organized by the Montana
.Christian Coalition. The demon-
stration featured several conserva-
tive GOP legislators angry with
what they see as a court wielding
too much power.
The criticism centered on two
recent decisions.
One strengthened a woman's
right to abortion to the point that
state lawyers have abandoned ef-
forts to defend some laws that im-
pose restrictions on abortion. The
other ruling overturned an addition
to the constitution that required
voter approval of any new or in-
creased taxes or government fees.
Those attending the event car-
ried protest signs, some of which
read "Litigate don't legislate" and
"No more Supreme Court political
decisions Many wore buttons sup-
porting Natelson and the constitu-
tional initiative that was struck
Most members of the high court
declined to comment on the criti-
"It is inappropriate for a sitting
jurist to make a comment oi any
nature concerning a political issue
or candidate said Chief Justice
Jean Turnage.
But Justice Terry Trieweiler, one
of the most liberal members, de-
fended the court's decisions.
"What the court has done is sim-
ply perform its responsibility to en-
force the plain language of the Mon-
tana Constitution he said. "That's
what conservatives like Natelson
and Balyeat say the courts are sup-
posed to do, but when we do it and
they don't like the result, then they
accuse us of being activists
Julie Milliam, executive director
of the Montana Christian Coalition
and a leading organizer of the rally,
said the court's abortion ruling last
October was a "judicial fiat without
solid legal precedent She accused
the justices of conjuring up reasons
to find laws unconstitutional.
"Can it be that this court is not
concerned with constitutionality as
much as it is in advancing their own
liberal social agenda?" Milliam said.
"The Supreme Court makes laws
nothing but whimsy
Julie Daffin of Montana Right to
Life warned the abortion decision
is so broad as to provide no protec-
tion for a fetus. She warned Mon-
tana could become a refuge for
people trafficking in parts of aborted
"It's time for Montana to send a
message that this abuse of power
will not be tolerated she said.
Lt. Gov. Judy Martz, the other
GOP candidate for governor, had a
statement read at the demonstra-
tion supporting the group's right to
make its voice heard. But campaign
manager Shane Hedges said the let-
ter was not an endorsement of the
criticism of the court.
Natelson called upon conserva-
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oasl Carolinian
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How would making the campus
pedestrian only benefit him and the
hundreds to thousands of students
who have to cross dangerous roads
around campus? . This means we
have numerous students every day
bodily facing oncoming traffic. Who is
protecting them' The university
desperately needs elevated
crosswalks for these students.
If the proposed plan to make the ECU campus-a pedestrian one
goes through, it will do wonders for cars speeding through campus,
but what will it do to protect the students on the outlying streets-and
An ECU student, Mark Eagle, was struck and seriously injured by a
motorist while crossing Tenth Street in front of Miami Subs. How would
making the campus pedestrian only benefit him and the hundreds to
thousands of students who have to cross dangerous roads around cam-
pus? Regardless of cars being allowed on campus, students still have to
walk across 5th Street, 10th Street and Charles Boulevard to get to
campus. This means we have numerous students every day bodily fac-
ing oncoming traffic. Who is protecting them? The university desper-
ately needs elevated crosswalks for these students.
College Hill houses thousands of students but provides no method
of ensuring their safety when they cross Tenth Street to get to campus.
How many times have you seen cars slam on breaks to avoid a student
who disregards the stoplights and just walks out into the road? How
many cars have you seen driving carelessly and above the posted speed
limit through the intersection without regarding pedestrians who are
following the stoplight? We want to know what the university is doing
to insure their safety.
By making campus off-limits to automobiles you are eliminating
one of many thoroughfares that students pass brave, while leaving the
most dangerous unaddressed. If Mark Eagle's accident happened on
campus, then there would be a drastic amount of action taken by the
university to ensure it never happened again. But sadly, students still
have to literally risk their lives and limbs to reach classroom buildings. If
we are going to have our tuition raised to maintain buildings, then
build a safe crosswalk for the students to use. We are willing to spend
the money if it saves lives. Are you?
Bob Jones U. is more screwed up than I thought
Mark Larado
Many a time I go downtown the night before a
column is due the next day. And many a time, in a
scramble to find something interesting to write on, I
turn to my "go-to guy" Pat Buchanan to e-mail me
something stupid, like his stance on interracial dog
marriages, so I can write to all of you (or to the one
person that reads my column) all about it. But this
week, Bonkers Buchanan didn't send me anything to
write on because he is holding a memorial for the day
his father died in a concentration camp (he fell from
the guard's tower).
While watching the news last night (Baywatch was
on commercial) before 1 went out, I noticed there has
been a lot of talk about Bob Jones University in
Greenville, SC. During the South Carolina Primaries,
Bush, unlike McCain, sided with this university and
hailed it as "Blah, blah blah blah, right, blah blah (I
flipped to Baywatch and missed the quote to see if
Pam Anderson was running in slow-mo yet). Later,
Bush took a lot of heat from critics because they ac-
cused Bob Jones U. of being anti-Catholic, against in-
ter-racial marriages, and blah blah (1 turned back to
There were a lot of questions running around in
my mind this morning while I was in the shower hung
over, like "How could a modern university have such
radical views toward religion? How could a university
have a public stance against interracial dating with-
out taking heat until now?" and "Did I hook up with
that transvestite last night before or after shehe threw
up on me?" Well I knew that my first two questions
would possibly be answered on the Bob Jones U. Web
Student rejects use of social security numbers
Dear Editor,
I can not believe that the Student Government has
decided to appeal the use of a "random" identifica-
tion number for ECU students. We are one of the only
universities in North Carolina that still uses social se-
curity numbers for identification. If anyone gets your
social security number, they can steal your identifica-
tion. So, if someone steals your one card, or you lose
it, your meal plan or declining balance is not the only
thing you have to worry about. You are asked for your
social security number everywhere on campus, but is
this really safe for the students?
From personal experience, my social security num-
ber was stolen and I have yet to find out how it was
obtained (although I have lost a One Card in the past).
This year it was discovered that someone had used
my social security number to open a phone line in
New York. A collection agency called me and asked
me to pay an $850 phone bill which wasn't mine.
1 never thought it could happen to me but it did.
Now my credit is ruined because someone stole my so-
cial security number. I am still trying to have the bill
removed from my credit, but all my attempts have been
I would hope that the SGA would take this into ac-
count before they decide to continue using social secu-
rity numbers. If they are supposed to do what's in the
student body's best interest, shouldn't they see how we
feel before they make decisions of this importance?
It would be easier to use a new number instead of
dealing with people stealing our social security num-
bers! Our social security numbers are too accessible on
ECU'S campus and something should be done to change
Jennifer Clawson

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Voices need to be heard about tuition increases:
Dear Editor,
So, we have another increase in tuition, the head-
line read: "Student leaders protest state fee hike and
a class president stated that the voice of the students
was heard.
The purpose of this letter is not to dog-out the stu-
dent leaders, but to ask "What voices were heard, and
what voice is out there?" I haven't heard any voices
shouting through this paper since the tuition issue was
raised over two weeks ago.
I haven't heard of any voices trying to get universi-
ties attention by calling for action, any action like boy-
cotts of Pepsi machines, boycotts of the Wright Place'
dining experience or boycotts of the purchase of ECU
caps and T-shirts. I haven't heard the collective voice
of any rally or demonstration.
An editorial asked, "Why every time we turn around
we get hit with a tuition fee hike?" The answer is easy:
We, allow it, so far we seem to be without any obvious
If we claim to have a voice then this voice needs to
be heard in Raleigh. Then again, maybe the voice is a
mere whimper.
Hatless and washing down a homemade sandwich
with a Wal-Mart cola,
Steve Guerrero
College apartments are not supposed to be clean
site. The third question shouldn't be answered, but,
rather, I should brush my teeth for the next hour and
go see a shrink.
Because the media has ridiculed Bob Jones Univer-
sity, the school has issued a statement on their Web site
which, in their minds, will clear up this controversy
surrounding them. However, what I found on their Web
site was that their views reflect that of the Unibomber:
fearing change, being paranoid that someone is out to
get them, and in an aggressive struggle to prevent a "one
world system The four-page document contains ques-
tions that the university feels the reader can easily an-
swer for themselves, but the answers they provide make
the university look like more of an ass than the media
first led me to believe.
For instance, on their Web site they ask and answer
the question, "Is there a Bible verse or passage that
teaches against inter-racial marriage? No. Is there a Bible
principle upon which the university's inter-racial dat-
ing stance is founded? Yes Gee, 1 always wondered
what that John 3:16 verse was all about. And then the
university Web site goes on to argue about the reason
why they shun inter-racial dating. Their argument is as
effective as answering the question, "What is two plus
two?" with "Monkey poopBob Jones' views about
Catholics was shocking, "If there are those who wish to
charge us with being anti-Catholicism, we plead guilty.
But we are not Catholic-haters
My question to Bob Jones U. is, "What are you then?"
I kinda asked that same question to the transvestite that
I hooked up with last night. But the answer I'd get from
Bob Jones U. would be a frighteningly sober one, but at
least it wouldn't throw up on my shoes.
This writer can be contacted at
mlarado@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
Chris Sachs
When it comes to being the best college student
you can be, one must not overlook the college apart-
ment and its state of cleanliness; and if you're a col-
lege student worth any merit, your apartment will
have none.
Now this article is mainly for bachelor pads and
fraternity houses. Female college students' apartments
and sorority houses are notoriously clean and well-
maintained and therefore, are boring places for par-
ties and other social gatherings and have no worth-
while mention in this article. So, men, this article is
for you, and I expect you to take heed of what I have
to say. This is about the American dream and you need
to play your part.
Ever since the Roman empire and the days of Ani-
mal House, the male college student has gained a repu-
tation as a slob, a drunken lunatic, whose apartments
and frat houses are in such disarray that health in-
spectors won't come near them and the fire inspec-
tors have been chased up trees. These guys were
thought of as cool and fun to hang out with. Well,
they are.
The nerds, however, were clean-shaven, did their
homework, wore matching outfits and dated the kinds
of women that carried their violins with them down-
town to go drinking. These guys were considered
dorks, and, well, they are. Their apartments have a
decorating scheme and all the furniture is in good con-
dition. They even make you use coasters on the cof-
fee table. These people need to be confined. That is
not what college stands for; it's a sacrilege.
You can look to the Bible for the differences in
these two types of people. The nerds will read you
Exodus 40:32, about cleanliness being next to godli-
ness. The cool guys will have you read Kings 22:38,
about washing prostitutes. Now who would you rather
hang out with? I thought so.
Now when I was younger and living in Myrtle
Beach, I had an apartment that was so foul that my
dog ran away because of the stench. We had to waik
over piles of garbage to get out the front door. We had
to wash with the garden hose because the bathtub was
filled with kegs and dirty dishes. Our other bathroom
was known as the AIDS bathroom and the kitchen had
a giant pyramid of beer cans, which we painstakingly
built. We even had a house mascot: a cat named Gon-
orrhea. (I swear this is true.)
This was THE place to party! The cops knew us by
name and the neighbors hired hit men to take us out.
That is the way college life should be. And when we left
the place we knew we were not going to get out deposit
back, so we had some fun. We plastered all the holes
with toothpaste and filled the toilet tanks with Jell-O.
The refrigerator was Crazy-glued shut and unplugged.
All this was done in retaliation for our evil landlord
who refused to let us fill our living room with beach
sand. He hated us so much that when one of us would
go pay the rent, the guy would push a leaf rake through
the door and we had to stab the check on one oftfle
tines. That was pure hatred. But that is what being wid
and young is all about. And being wild and youngjs
what college is all about.
We have to remember that since we are in college
we have only a short while until we will be thrust injo
the real world and work for the rest of our lives. RigJJt
now we are in an educational Disneyland and we nejd
to take full advantage of it. Who would ever want Jo
leave ECU? This is too much fun, man!
So if I come over to your house, I want to see ep-
tropy at its best. Entropy always wins so why fight it? I
want to see stains on the carpet, footprints on the ceil-
ing and walls, a skate ramp in the dining room, fawi
animals on the back porch and no less than two guys
passed out on the floor on a Wednesday afternoon. -
You have the rest of your life to live in a nice place,
be clean and respectable, and college is no place &r
such nonsense. So take the coasters that the grandpar-
ents gave you for Christmas and chuck them at the IqV
ers that know how a vacuum cleaner works. ThisSs
America�college men, show your pride!
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Pet owners don't realize reponsibilities involved
Leigh Murphy
We all know that having a pet is a huge responsi-
bility-one that we take on not only in having com-
mitment to the pet, but in the financial aspects as
well. Animals always need something from us whether
it is food, new toys, a trip to the veterinarian or just
love and affection. They seem to take us in every di-
rection the majority of the time, but not all pet own-
ers take the initiative to take care of their pets. That
needs to change.
As college students we try to do as much as we can
to insure care for our animals. Some of us work extra
jobs or ask the parental units for extra money to pro-
vide for them. However, there are those students that
do not need pets because they cannot take care of
them. Who is to judge a student, or any person for
that matter, on their ability to provide for an animal?
I would like to make the assumption that in gen-
eral, there are about the same number of students and
families that get a pet and eventually end up giving it
away, or actually let it run away. These cats and dogs
then become stray animals or even road kill. It is sad
that people do not realize the commitment they are
making when they decide to adopt an animal.
What I do not understand is how pet owners can
let them go, or just place them in a dumpster to die
when they get tired of them or can no longer afford
the proper care. 1 realize that there are cruel and igno-
rant people that have access to getting a pet, I just
wish there was a way to prevent or control it.
Needless to say all we can do is hope that all pft
owners will start to take this responsibility a little moe
Every day on "The Price is Right Bob Barker re-
minds us to have our pets spayed and neutered to cof-
trol the pet population. Yesterday however, he added
that 10,000 animals are put to sleep everyday nation-
wide due to not having homes or having been abused
beyond survival. So please take the time, save the money.
Whatever it is you have to do to fix your animals.
The kennels and shelters here in town are filled al-
most beyond capacity because people left their animals
during the flood. How could you possibly leave yof
house, which is under water or near destruction, wi
what was once your best friend still in it? I will neV
understand, and only hope that you never ruin anoth
animal's life.
So, if you are thinking about getting a pet, or knc
someone who is, make sure you realize this could I
commitment for 12 to IS years. It could also be t$e
highest of your monthly expenses. I do not want d
discourage anyone from getting a dog (or a cat, if yoi
must). I would not trade my pup for the world, but wheh
he walked into my life�off Fifth Street�I wasn't to-
tally prepared. I needed help from several friends jp
order to take care of him until I could get on my fee
So please, I am begging, make sure you compreheijd
the level of responsibility you are taking on. BecauSe
half of the people that have animals still don't.
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9 The East Carolinian
Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel,
referring to the composition of each of the
seven energy centers. These chakras-or en-
ergy centers-function as pumps or valves,
regulating the flow of energy through our en-
ergy system. Understanding the chakras allows
you to understand the relationship between
one's consciousness and body.
Crown Chakra (Color: violet)
This chakra is associated
with the top of the head, the
brain and the entire nervous
system and is associated with that part of our
consciousness concerned with perceptions of
unity or separation. It allows one to feel what
another person is experiencing and represents
our connection with our biological father, which
becomes the model for our relationship with au-
thority and ultimately, with a higher power. It's
the level of the soul.
Brow Chakra (Color:
midnight blue)
Located in the center of
the forehead, the brow
chakra focuses on the ex-
tra sensory perceptions which together are
considered spirit-to-spirit communication (ie-
clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience).
This chakra is associated with the deep inner
level of being and with what we consider spiri-
tuality and the spiritual perspective, the point of
view from that deeper part of our being that
some consider the subconscious or uncon-
scious. It is the place where our true motiva-
tions are found and is the level of conscious-
ness that directs our actions and our lives.
Throat Chakra (Color: sky blue)
The throat chakra
controls the throat,
neck, arms and the
hands and is associ-
ated with the listen-
ing to one's intuition. This intuition guides a
person toward their goals and it seems like the
universe is providing all of one's needs with no
effort from the person at all.

Heart Chakra (Color: emer-
ald green)
Associated with the heart,
the blood circulatory system
and the lungs, this chakra
deals with the sense of touch
in its aspect of relating to the
person inside the body. Hugging, therefore, is
an example of heart chakra activity. When you
hug a person, you become aware of what the
person inside the other body feels and they are
. � aware of what you feel inside your body. Sensi-
tivity about being touched indicates heart
chakra sensitivity. Difficulty with breathing, or
with the lungs, the organs of air, indicates ten-
sion in the heart chakra.
SolarPlexus Chakra (Color:
The parts of the body associ-
ated with this chakra include the
muscular system, the skin as a
system, the solar plexus, the
large intestine, stomach, liver
and other organs and glands in the region of
the solar plexus. Also the eyes, as the organs
of sight, and the face, representing figuratively
the face one shows the world. Parts of the con-
sciousness associated with this chakra include
perceptions concerned with power, control,
freedom and the ease with which one is able to
be themselves. Mental activity and the mental
body is also associated with this chakra. The
solar plexus chakra is also associated with the
level of being we call the perspnality, or ego.
Orange Chakra (Color: or-
This chakra controls the re-
productive system, sexual or-
gans and lumbar plexus and is
associated with the parts of the
consciousness concerned with food and sex. It
is about the body's communication to the being
inside, about what the body wants and needs
and what it finds pleasurable. The person's
ability to have children is also associated with
this chakra. If there is not a clear relationship
with the element of water associated with this
chakra, the person's relationship with water is a
reflection of their relationship with the parts of
their consciousness associated with this chakra,
(i.e. food, sex, or having children). This chakra
is also associated with the emotional body and
the person's willingness to feel their emotions.
Root Chakra Color, red) '
Controlling the lymph system, skeleton sys-
tem (teeth and bones), the prostate gland in
men, the sacral plexus, the bladder and elimi-
� nation system, the lower extremities (legs, feet,
ankles , etc.) and the nose (since it is the organ
of the sense of smell and associated with sur-
vival), the root chakra is associated with secu-
rity, survival, trust and the relationship with
money, home and jobs.
Online personality
tests yield misleading
conclusions s
Professional distributor
gives results validity
Susan Wright
ENFP, IN1T: If you have ever
taken the Meyers Briggs Type In-
dicator personality test, these ac-
ronyms may mean something to
you. Meyers-Briggs is a profes-
sionally tested and distributed
test, and while its results are valid,
those resulting from similar
online tests may not be.
Go online and search for per-
sonality types any time of the
day, and numerous tests, quizzes
and articles pop up on the screen.
Do you want to know your stress
level, sexual appetite or
committability (in a relationship,
not an asylum)? Look on the
Web, and the answer is there
'The only question remaining
pertains to the validity of this
testing battery. If you are having
a really bad day and you are feel-
ing angst when you answer 'no I
don't like children and I wish all
crying babies would be sent to a
land far away will the Internet
test report you as someone who
has tendencies for child abuse
and violence? Professional inter-
pretation is necessary for these
types of tests.
"Il'ersonality tests should be
distributed by a professional be-
cause of the professional and
ethical knowledge necessary to
interpret the results said Al
Smith, counselor at the counsel-
ing center.
The type of test also affects
the validity of the information
that is received. If the test has not
been researched and docu-
mented, it could be someone's
opinion. Online, you are taking
the chance that the test has never
been seen by a psychologist or
anyone qualified to determine
whether it is valid.
"It would be better not to take
a self-scoring test unless you
know the documented validity
said Dr. Lane Geddie, professor of
psychology. "Professionals use
only researched tests
Two of the more popular per-
sonality tests among profession-
als are the Minnesota Multi-pha-
sic Personality Inventory (MMP1)
and the Meyers-Briggs Type Indi-
cator. Psychologists use the MMPI
to look for personality traits and dis-
orders while the Meyers-Briggs is
used more for determining what
type of personality a person has and
what career they would be best
suited for.
"The MMPI measures a wide
range of personality traits, from
fears to depression to obsessions
Geddie said. "It measures whether
someone is functioning adaptively
or not
The Meyers-Briggs looks for
strengths and abilities rather than
"It looks at four different aspects
of personality and tells you
strengths, but also blind spots as
well Smith said. "According to the
test, most people fall into a certain
personality type, such as ENFP. Their
personality type determines what
job we predict would be best for
them to go into
Both of these exams are more ef-
fective if given by a professional.
The many online versions of theses
tests as well as IQ tests and a variety
of others may not be accurate tools
for predicting what you will become
or what your psychological dysfunc-
tion might be, but they can still give
you an idea of what tendencies you
"Any information, even if it is
gotten from the Web, that a person
has is valuable if they think it is
helpful to them Smith said. "But,
you have to take any information
that you get from an unprofessional
source with a grain of salt.
"Career tests, like the Meyers-
Briggs, are meant to get the ball roll-
ing, not to be the final answer. With
online testing, there is no one sit-
ting there with you to determine
what the results mean
Senior Tina Lewis has taken the
tests for a variety of reasons, and she
has her own opinion about the use-
fulness and validity of the tests,
even when they are professionally
"(The test results reflected who
I was as a person pretty well Lewis
said. "I always got the same score,
but it didn't really help me. It didn't
really affect the situation that I was
working in when I took it as an Ori-
entation Assistant
The tests-although they give an
indication as to your personality
and who you are-cannot be taken
as the final answer, regardless of
where they come from.
� This writer can be contacted at
features@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
You come to grips more
frequently and thoroughly
with yourself and your en-
vironment than, do most
people. You detest superfici-
ality; you'd rather be alone
than have to surfer through
small talk. But your rela-
tionships with your friends
are highly intensive, which
gives you the inner tranquil-
ity and harmony that you
need in order to feel good.
You do not mind being
alone for extended periods
of time; you rarely become
� This test is one of many
online personality tests that
are available to anyone who
can search the Web. Each
symbol has a different person-
ality type associated with it,
and you choose the one that
most appeals to you. Al-
though the information is not
necessarily correct, it can be
interesting to know what your
preferences for color and
shape show about you.
Dear Marjorie,
I am not really interested in going to school any-
more. Every day I get up to go to my classes, but then I
end up fiddling around until it is too late to go. I have
been here for three years, and I am close to getting to
my bachelor's, but I just don't know if I can, in good
conscience, ask my parents to pay for another semester
of school. Do you think that this is typical, or do you
think I should take some time off?
-Scholastically Uninclined
Dear Scholastically Uninclined,
Everybody has had those days when they just can't
force themselves to go to class. I have had classes that 1
would purposely take the long way to school just so
that I would get to my parking spot late. Then, I would
justify that it was better not to show up then to go to
class late. Consider the possibility that it may be the
classes that you are taking and the professors that you
have rather, than an internal flaw on your part.
Another possibility is that your major may not be
the one for you. If you are a math major, and you can't
force yourself to go to math class, that may be a hint.
Consider also which classes you skip the most frequently
or detest the most passionately.
finally, there are some people who are just not
meant for school. If you are one of those people and
the whole academic scene, including homework, tests
and jobs that pay minimum wage disgusts you, maybe
dropping out would be good for you. This will prob-
ably mean taking orders or answering phones for hours,
but it all depends on what you want.
Think about what you are doing before you do it.
You can always come back to school, but it gets more
difficult every time you leave.
Dear Marjorie,
I have no social life. I love my friends, but 1 can
never go out with them because I am either too busy
or too tired from being too busy. I think my boyfriend
may tire of spending time with me because all we do
together is crash on the couch and watch movies. I feel
like an anti-social person, but I don't know what to do.
I want my life back.
-Staying In
Dear Staying In,
There is nothing wrong with spending some qual-
ity time with your man, cuddling on the couch, but if
that is all that you do, you probably do need to con-
sider a change of scene. Did you ever consider that you
and your boyfriend might go out and hang with your
friends together? That might put some spice back into
your relationship. If you dance anything like my girl-
friends and 1 do when we go out, it will be cayenne
pepper that you throw into your life.
Just because you don't have time is no reason not
to go out with your friends. College only comes around
once and academic success is important, but so are the
bonds that you form with the people around you. They
will be friends for life, and your GPA, whether it was a
3.3 or a 3.6, will be forgotten months after graduation.
Questions and queries about love, school or life in
geneftl should be sent to
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personality types
Serious, quiet, earn success by concentration and
thoroughness. Practical, orderly, matter-of-fact, logical
realistic and dependable. See to it that everything is
well organized. Take responsibility. Make up their own
minds as to what should be accomplished and work
toward it steadily, regardless of protests or distractions.
Quiet, friendly, responsible and conscientious. Work
devotedly to meet their obligations. Lend stability to
any project or group. Thorough, painstaking, accurate.
Their interests are usually not technical. Can be pa-
tient with necessary details. Loyal, considerate, percep-
tive, concerned with how other people feel.
Cool onlookers-quiet, reserved, observing and ana-
lyzing life with detached curiosity and unexpected
flashes of original humor. Usually interested in cause
and. effect, how and why mechanical things work and
in organizing facts using logical principles.
Retiring, quietly friendly, sensitive, kind, modest
about their abilities. Shun disagreements, do not force
their opinions or values on others, Usually do not care
to lead but are often loyal followers. Often relaxed about
getting things done, because they enjoy the present
moment and do not want to spoil it by undue haste or
Good at on-the-spot problem solving. Do not worry,
enjoy whatever comes along. Tend to like mechanical
things and sports, with friends on the side. Adaptable,
tolerant, generally conservative in values. Dislike long
explanations. Are best with real things that can be
worked, handled, taken apart, or put together.
Outgoing, easygoing, accepting, friendly, enjoy ev-
erything and make things more fun for others by their
enjoyment. Like sports and making things happen.
Know what's going on and join in eagerly. Find remem-
bering facts easier than mastering theories. Are best in
situations that need sound common sense and practi-
cal ability with people as well as with things.
Practical, realistic, matter-of-fact, with a natural
head for business or mechanics. Not interested in sub-
jects they see no use for, but can apply themselves when
necessary. Like to organize and run activities. May make,
good administrators, especially if they remember to
consider others' feelings and points of view.
Warm-hearted, talkative, popular, conscientious,
born cooperators, active committee members. Need
harmony and may be good at creating it. Always doing
something nice for someone. Work best with encour-
agement and praise. Main interest is in things that di-
rectly and visibly affect people's lives.
Succeed by perseverance, originality and desire to
do whatever is needed or wanted. Put their best efforts
into their work. Quietly forceful, conscientious, con-
cerned for others. Respected for their firm principles.
Likely to be honored and followed for their clear con-
victions as to how best to serve the common good.
Usually have original minds and great drive for their
own ideas and purposes. In fields that appeal to them,
they have a fine power to organize a job and carry it
through with or without help. Skeptical, critical, inde-
pendent, determinea. sometimes stubborn. Must learn
to yield less important points in order to win the most
Full of enthusiasms and loyalties, but seldom talk
of these until they know you well. Care about learn-
ing, ideas, language and independent projects of their
own. Tend to undertake too much, then somehow get
it done. Friendly, but often too absorbed in what they
are doing to be sociable. Little concerned with posses-
sions or physical surroundings.
Quiet and reserved. Especially enjoy theoretical or
scientific pursuits. Like solving problems with logic and
analysis. Usually interested mainly in ideas, with little
liking for parties or small talk. Tend to have sharply
defined interests. Need careers where some strong in-
terest can be used and useful.
Warmly enthusiastic, high-spirited, ingenious,
imaginative. Able to do almost anything that interest
them. Quick with a solution for any difficulty and ready
to help anyone with a problem. Often rely on their
ability to improvise instead of preparing in advance.
Can usually find compelling reasons for whatever they
See PERSONALITY, page 12

Instructors needed nationwide
Schools try to attract
prospective teachers
Miawn Lightfoot
School systems across the coun-
try are struggling to meet the de-
mand for public school teachers. In
a healthy U.S. economy, college
graduates are being lured into more
lucrative careers.
g "In two years, approximately SO
.percent of the nation's teaching
ibrce will be eligible for retirement
said Earl Taylor, supervisor of arts
'�and special programs for Onslow
County schools. Such an exodus of
teachers, along with a competitive
job market, increases the risk of a
teacher shortage in the future.
Public schools nationwide are
� trying to meet the demand for more
.teachers. School systems across the
country have been looking overseas
�for teacher recruitment. In 1998,
-New York City schools hired 25
Austrians to teach math and sci-
ence. They also hired seven teach-
ers from Spain to teach middle-
grade Spanish.
Large cities are not the only
ones looking for teachers across the
border. According to Taylor,
Onslow county schools have sent
memos to Canada and India to find
I new teachers. In order to attract
prospective teachers, some school
systems give signing bonuses. In
Wilson, new teachers are offered a
$2,000 signing bonus.
Though low pay seems to deter
many people from careers as pub-
lic school teachers, there are those
who also believe that pay does not
"I want to be a cornerstone of
whatever school I end up teaching
for said Mike Parker, freshman
Teaching Fellow. "That is more im-
portant to me than the pay
Low salary is not the only de-
terrent for teaching in public
schools. Examinations for teacher
competency, such as the Praxis ex-
ams, are becoming more difficult.
Often times these examinations are
very expensive to take. The cost of
the Praxis II test is110. The Praxis
II, which tests a prospective
teacher's knowledge in their ap-
plied field of study, is a test that
many people fail. I.ast year, one out
of three ECU Teaching Fellows
failed the Praxis II on their first try.
Many who end up teaching do
so for only a short amount of time.
"Younger teachers, who can't deal
with student disciplinary problems,
are not willing to teach for more
than a couple of years Taylor said.
The need for teachers in public
schools is apparent, however,
school districts are finding it hard
to attract bright, new teaching pros-
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Vietnam veterans share personal suffering
Campus program
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Michael Fischer
Twenty-five years have passed
since the end of the Vietnam War,
and many veterans still struggle,
emotionally and physically.
The ECU department of English
and North Carolina Humanities
Council (NCHC) have teamed with
Vietnam veterans from eastern
North Carolina to present "Break-
ing the Silence: An Oral History of
Unspoken Brotherhood of Vietnam
According to Harold McMillian,
a team leader for the project and a
worker at the veterna center, many
articles have appeared about the
war from veterans, but few have
touched deep enough inside the
soldiers themselves as well as their
"Very few articles from veterans
tell their personal, intimate sto-
ries McMillian said.
Over 47,000 troops died on the
battlefield in action and 11,000 died
of related causes. The campaign was
a failed attempt for South Vietnam
and the United States, who tried
preventing North Vietnam from
uniting the country under commu-
Above left: The Vietnam Memorial
stands as a tribute to those who died
for their country.
Above right: Vietnam suffered as well
as the troops who were sent to fight
Right: Memorials stand throughout the
US. (photos from the World Wide Web)
nist rule, in addition to the physi-
cal perils of the war, many survi-
vors have suffered emotionally.
Some of the people McMillian and
his staff work with at the center are
veterans with post-traumatic anxi-
"Post-traumatic anxiety is a dis-
order resulting from traumatic
events, such as death and living
with death every day, " McMillian
The program's first installment
took place Tuesday night in the
Willis Building. There will be two
more programs in the series by
May, leading up to a symposium
and then a larger presentation later
this year with keynote speakers. Ac-
cording to project director Sharon
Raynor, the purpose of the program
is two fold. .
"We want to focus on the vets,
their experiences, and act as a sup-
port group Raynor said. " We want
to make sure they feel appreciated.
In doing so, the public will learn
more about the war and the soldiers
who fought it
Raynor said she believes that
Vietnam vets' voice often
neglectedbacuse of the controversy
surrounding the war.
"When the troops returned,
they felt betrayed, guilty he said.
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Dr. Carolyn Schacht
Sociology professor
Andrea Schling
From high school dropout to
college professor. Dr. Carolyn
Schacht has come full circle in her
educational career. She is currently teaching classes in
sociology and courtship and marriage at ECU.
Schacht was born and raised in Waterford, Conn.
Teaching is in the blood of her family; her grandmother
started one of the first schools in the United States for
children with special needs and her father was director
of the local school. Her career in education was not
inspired by her roots, but instead by her own miser-
able experiences while in the public school system.
When she was a teenager, Schacht had trouble ad-
justing to school. Once, during a U.S. history class, she
began to cry. The teacher did nothing more than glance
up at Schacht and then proceeded with the day's les-
"That was the straw that broke the camel's back
Schacht said. "I got out of my seat, went to my locker,
got my books, called my mother and told her to come
get me. And when she got there, 1 told her I was quit-
ting school
Unsure of what her future held, Schacht then en-
rolled in a small alternative high school that was com-
pletely different from the previous school she had at-
tended. Her attitude toward school changed dramati-
cally, and she actually began to enjoy her classes.
Following graduation, she cut a deal with the ad-
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ministrator that allowed her to teacn classes in ca-
change for her tuition expenses.
"There were still a few classes I wanted to take
Schacht said. "(A major inspiration was to see the dif-
ference in what bad teaching is how devastating it
can be to students who are in meaningless classes, and
then feeling how alive I became, how it changed my
self-concept, my motivation
Once she began teaching, she became more inter-
ested in learning as well. She attended the Borough of
Manhattan Community College, a community college
in Connecticut and ECU. Her undergraduate degree is
in speech language auditory pathology. Schacht holds
two master's degrees, one in home economics and the
other in sociology.
In her experience, she has found that there is a
difference between a career and a pay check.
"Remember that making a living is not the same
as making a life Schacht said. "Ask yourself what kind
of life you want to live and what kind of work will
contribute to your overall quality of life. Your work
will greatly affect how you spend your days and how
you spend your days is how you spend your life. Also,
we tend to think of work as an activity that requires
us to expend our energies, but work can also be a source
of energy
Schacht found her energy in teaching many years
ago, and she has spent all her days there since, inspir-
ing and encouraging students to find their own en-
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hibits displaying, among other
things, photos, newspaper journals,
and clippings.
Another aspect of the program
is its focus on brotherhood and the
bonds created during the war.
Hopefully, the project and exhibit
will lead to a better understanding
of a controversial and painful era.
"This project is a first step for
us, together, in shedding light on
the veterans and their experi-
ence Raynor said.
This writer can be contacted at
mficsher@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
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Delfino leads Pirate baseball squad
Numerous Major
League teams interested
Kyle Barnes
Rocker might join
the Braves early
� Suspended May 1 for his of-
fensive comments about homo-
sexuals, foreigners and minorities,
John Rocker might be able to re-
join the Atlanta Braves earlier
than expected.
� � Arbitrator Shyam Das will de-
cide this week whether or not to
appeal Rocker's suspension.
Rocker might join the Braves in
spring training as early as Thurs-
The ECU baseball team has,
without a doubt, one of the best
infielders in collegiate baseball to-
day in shortstop Lee Delfino.
The sophomore from Ontario,
Canada was a very large part of the
success of last year's team. In the
59 games he played as a freshman,
Delfino had a batting average bet-
ter than .300, breaking ECU records
for RBIs and runs scored for a first-
year player.
"It really helps my confidence
level said freshman pitcher Scott
Greene. "It is important knowing
that Lee is backing me up. If ever I
am in a tight situation, you can
count on a player to be there for you
and make a big play to help you
"I really enjoy playing with Lee
said teammate Bryant Ward. "He
does everything in a first-class man-
ner and tries to have fun too
Baseball America honored Lee as
a second-team freshman AU-Ameri-
can and was also recognized on last
year's NCAA Regional All-Tourna-
ment team last summer.
"There wasn't any pressure from
coach or the other players, but I put
a lot of it on myself Delfino said.
"When you do that to yourself it
drags you down mentally and
One year older, Delfino has
continued to be an important as-
set to the Pirates, playing to per-
fection in the field and batting a
warm .379.
"This year I'm playing for ev-
ery pitch Delfino said. "When I
do make a mistake or something
doesn't go right, I put it behind me
and try to do what I can to im-
prove. The team is really tight-knit;
if someone is struggling the other
guys step up. We don't like to fo-
cus on the negatives�just win and
have fun
Playing on a team such as the
Pirate baseball squad can wreak
havoc with an athlete's studies.
"Last year I had to do a lot of
adjusting because I had never
played on a day-to-day basis
Delfino said. "The hardest thing
is making it to the early morning
lectures after playing the night
before or being on the road, but
you manage
Delfino has been looked at by
numerous Major League organi-
zations, and has put himself in a
situation to get picked first in the
2001 draft. His plans for the sum-
mer are to play ball with the Or-
leans Cardinals and chill out,as
much as possible.
Sophomore Lee uemno nas provided a
spark for ECU'S baseball team.(file
Reagan leads Pirates to tournament championship
ECU win all six
games in Pirate Classic
Stephen Schramm
St. John's will ask
for reinstatement
The NCAA declared St. John's
sophomore guard Erick Barkley
ineligible pending an investigation
Concerning financial aid he re-
ceived while playing high-school
basketball at the Maine Central In-
stitute. During halftime of
Tuesday's game against Seton
Hall, St. John's announced that
there had been no violation, but
the NCAA responded quickly in
disagreement, telling the school
that not immediately declaring him
ineligible would be a serious in-
fraction of NCAA regulations.
The Riverside Church program
provided Barkley with support in
the amount of $3,150 out of fees
and tuition totaling $21,500.
The need for the NCAA or a
similar organization is clear said
Rev. Donald Harrington, St. John's
president. "However, the need for
appropriate due process and the
respectful treatment of all student
. athletes is clear. The goals are in-
compatible. St. John's University
is committed to working at the
highest levels to insure that the
notable purposes of the NCAA are
preserver, but always in a way that
is just and respectful of all student
Barkley is the Red Storm's
leading scorer with 16.7 points per
This weekend's Pirate Classic Softball Tournament
was the personal showcase of the Lady Pirate softball
team and their senior pitcher Denise Reagan. The team
went undefeated in capturing their second straight Pi-
rate Classic Championship.
Reagan picked up three wins in the tournament.
She pitched a complete game in the Pirates 11-inning
marathon in the finals against UNC-Greensboro Sun-
day afternoon.
"That game was just so emotional for both teams
said head coach Tracy Kee. "It was just up and down.
You think you're going to win it, and then they an-
swer. It was just a matter of who was going to crack
first and lucky for us it wasn't us
For the first seven innings, the game was scoreless.
As it wore on into extra innings, the score was knot-
ted at 1. Then, after the Pirates exploded for two runs,
the Spartans, who were designated as the home team,
answered. The game was then tied at 3. In the 10th!
both teams added a run and tied the score at 4. In the
top of the 11th, ECU'S Eva Herron scored on an error.
In the bottom half of the inning, the Pirate defense
held, preserving the 5-4 victory.
"We're tired and it was long, but it feels good to
win ECU'S Keisha Shepperson said.
Reagan was on the mound for all 11 innings of the
"I wanted to finish it Reagan said. "I wanted to
win so I just did my best
Reagan's 11-inning effort came on the heels of
pitching four shutout innings in the Pirates win over
Louisville earlier that day.
"Denise Reagan did a fantastic job for us today
Kee said. "She basically threw 15 straight innings to-
day and hung in there for us and we could have used
her as long as the game went
Against Louisville, Reagan pitched in relief of Laurie
Davidson. Reagan helped preserve the 5-1 Pirate vic-
The Pirates scored five runs on five hits. Three of
those runs came courtesy of Shepperson. Shepperson
reached base four times and scored three times. She
also had a triple, a single and a stolen base.
Saturday the Pirates faced Delaware. Reagan pitched
a complete game shutout as the Pirates topped Dela-
ware, 1-0. Amekea McDougald drove in the winning
run in the seventh and final inning as the Pirates ad-
vanced to bracket play.
This writer can be contacted
sports@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
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Lady Pirates
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Oliver Thalen prepares for the High Point return in a doubles
match this weekend, (photo by Garrett McMillan)
Anderson, two others
added to Hall of Fame
Sparky Anderson, who turned
96 last week, was elected to the
baseball Hall of Fame in his first
year of eligibility, but with a catch.
Anderson, who has won World
$eries titles for both leagues, must
pick one team's hat to be placed
on his plaque.
J The Hall of Fame rules say
you can wear only one hat
Anderson said. "I will wear a Cin-
cinnati Reds hat
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hat for his plaque because he was
a coach for the Reds from 1970- '
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nhfl, but I will wear this one every
day until I die, Anderson said.
That, to me, is how much differ-
ence there is between the World
Series and Hall of Fame
CM tournament pits ECU against rivals
Ryan Downey
The men and women's tennis
teams were in action Tuesday
against High Point University.
While the men fell 5-2 the
Lady Pirates were able to pick up
their fifth win in a row improving
their record to an impressive 8-2
The loss was the second in a
row for the men who are 4-5 go-
ing into a match against Elon
March 2 at home. The only points
scored in the match were by fresh-
man Tobias Boren over High
Point's Erik Peterson, 6-3, 6-2. The
next and last match point for the
Pirates came thanks to the perfor-
mance of ECU'S Brad Sullivan who
beat Peter Greberg, 6-1, 6-3
Jason Adzigian
The Colonial Athletic Associa-
tion tournament tips off Friday,
March 3 at 6 p.m. featuring the
ECU Pirates and American Univer-
The first meeting between
these two teams ended in an eight-
point Pirate loss. Despite a season
high of 19 points from senior
Evaldas Joeys and eight boards
from sophomore Kenyatta Brown,
the Pirates were plagued with turn-
overs, committing 10 In each half.
American, who finished 4-11 in
the CAA, were led by sophomore
Patrick Doctor and Keith Gray. The
Eagles managed to hold the Pirates
scoreless for the first seven min-
utes of the game.
The second game went the Pi-
rates way with a three-point vic-
tory. ECU turned the ball over just
four times in the second half. Four
Pirates scored in double figures,
with sophomore Brandon
Hawkins leading the way with a
career high of 18 points. Senior
forward Neil Punt and junior
Steven Branch will have their work
cut out for them when they stand
against the Eagles premier 6'9" for-
ward Patrick Doctor. Doctor has
owned ECU, scoring 21 points in
the first meeting, and 17 in the sec-
Last season's tournament fea-
tured the Pirates bowing out in the
first round with a double overtime
loss to Old Dominion.
The Pirates first and only CAA
championship was in 1993. ECU
received an automatic bid to the
NCAA tournament, where they
were handed an 85-65 loss from
UNC-Chapel Hill. The Pirates last
tournament victory was a 16-point
thrashing over American In 1996.
ECU enters the tournament
having dropped their last three
games on their way to a 5-11 fin-
ish In the CAA. They will be with-
out forward Evaldas Joeys, who is
out with a torn ACL suffered since
Jan. 25. The Pirates will also have to
overcome a struggling Garrett
Blackwelder, who has been anything
but himself. After connecting for 45
three pointers in the first 18 games,
Blackwelder has hit just 10 in his last
eight games.
"We want to ad vance every game,
and come out and play aggressively
defensively guard Brandon Hawkins
The winner will advance to face
the No. 1 seed George Mason on Sat-
urday at noon. George Mason is the
pre-tournament favorite, finishing
12-4 in the CAA. They are led by jun-
ior George Evans, who was selected
as the CAA Player of the Year last sea-
The Semifinals will be held Sun-
day at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The
Championship game will be Monday
March 6 with tipoff at 7:30 p.m. All
of the games will be played at the
Richmond Coliseum.
This writer can be contacted at
iadzigian&studentmedia. ecu. edu.
ECU'S Hrushida Kamthe returns a shot
against High Point, (photo by Garrett
"A key part to this loss was the
doubles said head coach Tom Mor-
ris. "We had some chances but we
did not take advantage of them.
Coach Tertzagian is doing a great job
with the High Point squads, 1 give
them a lot of credit
Dustin Hall felt the match was
well played despite the final results.
"We lost but everybody played
real hard and that's ail you can
askHall said. "It hurt a lot to lose
the doubles point going into singles
one down is tough
The women fared better in their
match winning 6-3. The match fea-
tured a gutsy performance by senior
Asa Ellbring who had to work
through early difficulties to win late
in the match.
"I think a very critical match was
the number one singles match
Morris said. "Asa was able to pull out
a 7-5 win in the third set. She didn't
play the best she could play but she
still pulled out a win, which is a real
tribute to Asa. After her match the
score was tied and we really got
things roiling going into doubles
The match featured strong per-
formances by many of the Lady Pi-
rates. Team captain Meredith Spears
scored a win against High Point's
Andrea Avello, 6-2, 6-3. Another win
was picked up by freshman Lyndall
Jordan, who was victorious over
Elisabeth Ericson, 6-0, 6-1. The
doubles were a rout as the Lady Pi-
rates picked up three wins.
"I think the girls played a very
good match Morris said. "It is the
type of match that we need to play
more of. TheyHigh Point) pushed
us in a lot of different positions and
we responded very well in that pres-
sure situation
The match was a nice pick up for
the Lady Pirates who are starting to
build a truly solid season.
"It was a good match Spears
said. "I'm proud of everybody. The
most important thing is that is was
a team effort, we really killed them
in doubles. It will help us going Into
conference knowing we can get
those points
This writer can be contacted at
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y, March 2, 2000
. Thursday, March 2, 2000
Black Magic eyes America's Cup win
The East Carolinian IS
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP)�Leave it to the Ital-
ians to spice up the America's Cup.
A colossal blunder by Luna Rossa's crew, and the
reaction by its boss, are sure to go down in America's
Cup lore, just as sure as Team New Zealand skipper
Russell Coutts and Black Magic are speeding toward
Luna Rossa failed to follow match-racing's cardinal
rule of covering its opponent early in Wednesday's race,
allowing Black Magic to sail away to another lopsided
victory and a 4-0 lead in the best-of-nine series.
One more win, and New Zealand becomes the first
country other than the United States to defend the old-
; est trophy in sports. Race 5 is scheduled for Thursday.
Patrizio Bertelli, head of the Prada Challenge, felt
Wednesday's victory in light, shifty breezes, should have
been Luna Rossa's. He went as far as to release a state-
ment afterward.
"In a day when wind conditions were in favor of
Luna Rossa�which proved to have the same speed as
NZL 60 (Black Magic), if not faster�suicidal tactics gave
the race away to Team New Zealand on Russell Courts'
38th birthday
Bertelli, who's married to the head of the Prada de-
sign house, is spending some $55 million on this chal-
"I thought we made a birthday present to Russell
said Luna Rossa tactician Torben Grael, who made the
call to give up the right side and its favored starboard
tack advantage. "Essentially it was. It wasn't intended.
I think we are the first ones to feel bad about it. Patrizio
has all the right to be upset as well
"(The crew didn't see it as a suicide Grael said.
"We thought we were doing the right thing and it
ended up we were not. It's part of racing. Sometimes it
can go right or sometimes it goes wrong, and when it
goes wrong, it might seem a little stupid
Black Magic won by 1 minute, 49 seconds.
Coutts said the Kiwis were concerned whether they
had made the right move by swapping sides of the
course with Luna Rossa.
"If s a tough place to sail out there and we got the
roll of the dice on that occasion. That gave us an ad-
vantage and that was the first big break of the race
Coutts said.
As usual, there were only low-key congratulations
aboard Black Magic: handshakes, pats on the back and
a quick smile and wave from Coutts.
That could all change if the Kiwis win Thursday's
In closing in on their second straight 5-0 finals vic-
tory, the Kiwis are establishing themselves among the
most dominating crews In America's Cup history.
Coutts tied Charlie Barr's record of nine straight
victories, set in three defenses from 1899-1903 when
the New York Yacht Club turned back the first three of
five straight challenges by tea baron Sir Thomas Lipton.
Coutts skippered Team New Zealand to a 5-0 de-
feat of Dennis Conner off San Diego in 1995. Austra-
lia, the only other country to take the America's Cup
from the United States, couldn't hold onto it as Conner
came Down Under in 1987 and won it back in a 4-0
rout off Fremantle.
Luna Rossa skipper Francesco de Angelis said
Bertelli's sutement "could make the team more angry
for the next day
Grael, an America's Cup rookie, gave away a two-
length lead on the upwind first leg by failing to stay
between Black Magic and the buoy marking the end
of the leg.
The Italians had the right side from the start, but
Grael apparently thought the wind would be better
on the left side, so he didn't cover Black Magic the
third time the boats crossed. The Kiwis dipped behind
and onto the right side.
The left side was favored at the start, but the breeze
quickly shifted to the right. Black Magic led by 45 sec-
onds at the mark.
Grael said Luna Rossa lost communication with its
weather boats shortly before the start and couldn't hear
the final advice for predicting the wind shifts.
"We sail, the wind changes, I think you have to
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Darryl Strawberry is taking a side trip to a treatment
center, hoping he can get help for the cocaine prob-
lem that ended his season before it ever began.
The New York Yankees slugger disclosed his plans
Wednesday, two days after commissioner Bud Selig
;Mspended him for one year.
�� "By the time you read this statement, I will have
Jihecked myself into a drug rehabilitation clinic, where
intend to be for the foreseeable future Strawberry
�said in a release faxed to the team's spring training of-
flee by his agent.
"My goal is to take control of my drug addiction
i once and for all, and I believe this step is required in
order to do so Strawberry said.
It was his first comment since the penalty, the third
Yankee's Strawberry enters drug rehabilitation clinic
drug-related suspension of Strawberry's career. Selig did
not make any provision for the troubled star to return
early for good behavior.
The statement, sent by agent Eric Grossman, did
not detail where Strawberry is having treatment.
A baseball source, speaking on the condition he
not be identified, said the center is in Florida but not
in the Tampa area.
Strawberry thanked his teammates, manager Joe
Torre, owner George Steinbrenner, the entire Yankees
organization and his doctors for support and "a bed-
rock of love, understanding and hope beyond which I
could have never imagined
"I also want to say to the fans everywhere, many of
whom I certainly understand are disappointed and
perhaps even angry at me, I will work everyday of my
life to restore the belief you have had in me he said.
Steinbrenner has been one of Strawberry's biggest
backers. Asked if he wanted to comment, Steinbrenner
said no.
In 1990, Strawberry entered the Smithers Center in
New York for alcohol rehabilitation. And in 1994, he
spent 28 days at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mi-
rage, Calif for treatment of a substance abuse prob-
Strawberry's latest suspension has been the talk all
week at Yankees' camp.
Early in the morning, on his first day at a spring
training instructor, former Yankees captain Don
Mattingly spoke of Strawberry's problems.
"Once I .get past the general feelings at first � how
could he do it? why did he do it? � you think about
the person Mattingly said. "Darryl is a great person
David Cone, perhaps the Yankees player closest to
Strawberry, voiced the same feeling on Tuesday.
"I'm extremely depressed the pitcher said. "It's
tough watching close friends stumble again. Because
he's suspended and won't be a Yankee this year doesn't
affect our friendship. I'm sure everybody in here feels
the same
While they hope he can come back next year, his
teammates know there's a chance the eight-time All-
Star � who turns 38 in two weeks � might be done in
"I just don't know at his age first baseman Tir)o
Martinez said. "I thirtk this was going to be his last
year anyway. I think it would be hard to miss the whole
year and come back
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Riddick Bowe gets 30-day sentence
C. (AP)�Riddick Bowe received a lenient IfWiav th� ia .ii . ,
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)-Riddick Bowe received a lenient,So-day
prison sentence for kidnapping his estranged wife and their five chil-
dren. He was also ordered to get treatment for brain injuries from blows
in the ring.
After avoiding a much longer prison sentence that was called for in a
pjea agreement, the 32-year-old former heavyweight champion said he
teamed from his mistake.
"I think first and foremost I have a different outlook on life he said
after his sentencing on Tuesday. "As far as anything other than that, I'll
have to wait and see what happens
f Before the judge imposed the sentence, Bowe apologized to the court
and his family.
� hoPe I can get this treatment so I can go on and be a productive
member of society he said in a barely audible voice.
His wife, Judy Bowe, did not attend the sentencing hearing.
- Assistant U.S. Attorney Ken Bell declined to say whether the govern-
ment will appeal. It has 30 days to do so.
"The court found that he did it with no violence he said. "We dis-
Bell referred to the sentence as "the boxer's exception
"I don't think there's anyffiing like a boxer's exception defense at-
torney Billy Martin said. "He is suffering now and he was at the time of
tjje, incident
" Bowe could have been sentenced to 1.5 to two years in federal prison
for the abductions Feb. 2S, 1998. But Judge Graham Mullen said Bowe's
head injuries persuaded him to be lenient.
"Without this brain injury and substantially reduced capacity, this
matter would not have happened Mullen said.
The judge said statements made by family members convinced him
Bowe never intended violence.
Bowe pleaded guilty in June 1998 to a federal interstate domestic vio-
lence charge as part of a plea bargain. He initially faced federal kidnap-
ping charges. r
Bowe also must serve four years' probation and six months' house
arrest after he is released from prison. He was fined $5,000 and will re-
main free until a place at the federal penitentiary at Butner, N.C be-
comes available.
Mullen ordered Bowe to stay out of the boxing ring until his proba-
tion ends.
Bowe outpointed Evander Holyfield for the undisputed heavyweight
title on Nov. 13, 1992. He lost the WBC title when he didn't fight Lennox
Lewis. He lost the WBA and IBF titles when he was decisioned by Holyfield
on Nov. 6, 1993.
Two years ago, Bowe went to Judy Bowe's Charlotte home and threat-
ened her with a knife, handcuffs, duct tape and pepper spray. He forced
her and the youngsters into a vehicle and set out for his Fort Washington
Md home.
At a restaurant in South Hill, Va Judy Bowe called her sister in North
Carolina, who guided police to the restaurant. She was superficially
stabbed, Bowe said. The judge concluded the wound was inflicted negli-
gently, not intentionally.
Bowe's lawyer, Johnnie Cochran Jr who successfully defended O.J.
Simpson, did not attend the sentencing. He argued during the iwo-day
hearing that the sentence Bowe agreed to accept under the plea bargain
should have been lessened because his brain injuries impaired his iudK-
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barkley suspended again by NCAA
NEW YORK (AP)-Erick Barkley of St. John's was
declared ineligible by the NCAA on Tuesday night, the
second time this season the sophomore guard missed
games because of rules violations.
j St. John's, in a statement released at halftime of
Tuesday night's 66-60 victory over Seton Hall in which
Barkley did not play, said it had notified the NCAA on
; Tuesday morning that its investigation found no rules
Violations concerning financial aid he received while
a student at Maine Central Institute in the 1997-98
academic year.
The NCAA responded Tuesday afternoon that it
; udged there had been a violation and informed St.
. John's to declare Barkley ineligible.
; The school asked to take action pending further
; review Wednesday, but the NCAA said failure to de-
; clare Barkley ineligible immediately would be a seri-
; bus infraction of NCAA regulations.
St. John's president the Rev. Donald Harrington
. reviewed the situation and determined the school had
; to declare Barkley ineligible for the Seton Hall game.
' St. John's will seek Barkley's immediate reinstatement.
The school said the nature of the alleged violation
was that the Riverside Church program, an AAU pro-
gram for which Barkley played, provided him with
support in the amount of $3,150 out of fees and tu-
ition totaling $21,500.
"The need for the NCAA or a similar organization
is clear Harrington said in the statement. "However,
the need for appropriate due process and the respect-
ful treatment of all student athletes is Just as clear.
These goals are not incompatible. St. John's Univer-
sity is committed to working at the highest levels to
insure that the notable purposes of the NCAA are pre-
served, but always in a way that is just and respectful of
all student athletes
After the game, St. John's coach Mike Jarvis was quite
subdued compared to the first suspension. When ht
spoke after the first suspension, he used words like "ge-
stapo "communism" and "rape" in talking about the
"I haven't had time to meet with my speech writer
so I don't have a prepared speech and after the last
impassionate speech that I made after the Boston Col
lege game, I probably need to have my stuff proofread;
Jarvis said. "So, I'm not going to niake a speech
He read parts of the school's statement and talked
of how he agreed with the president's ideas concerning
the NCAA.
"Basically, my reaction was similar to I guess the
feeling that you have for a son or a daughter when he
or she doesn't get something they really wanted he
said. "You feel for them and you cry, inside and out-
side, because of how much you love them and how
much you believe in them
Barkley, who sat on the bench Tuesday night and
was unavailable for comment, was suspended for three
games earlier this season for exchanging vehicles with
a family friend. That punishment was reduced to two
games on appeal.
He is the 18th-ranked Red Storm's leading scorer at
16.7 points per game.
St. John's won the previous two games for which
Barkley was suspended, Boston College and Providence,
the first victories in its current seven-game winning
The last three games of the streak were over ranked
teams�Syracuse, Connecticut and Duke�all in a seven-
Sparky Anderson elected to Hall of Fame
TAMPA, Fla. (AP)�To Sparky Anderson, there could
be no more perfect place for a Reds reunion.
The only manager to win World Series champion-
ships in both leagues is off to Cooperstown, having
been elected Tuesday to the Hall of Fame by the Vet-
erans Committee.
On July 23, Anderson will join former Big Red
Machine first baseman Tony Perez and longtime Cin-
cinnati broadcaster Marty Brennaman in the upstate
New York village.
"In a way, I broke in Marty Anderson said. "Marty
came in '74 and we did a lot of visiting and a lot of
talking and became such good friends.
"In all honesty, 1 think I can say for Tony and my-
self both that we have great respect for each other. I
think it means so much to have a player going in with
you that you're fond of
Anderson has seen the baseball shrine, but has
never stepped inside.
"I didn't ever want to go into the most precious
place in the world unless I belonged there he said.
Along with Anderson, the Vets elected 19th cen-
tury infielder Bid McPhee, who played his entire ca-
reer in Cincinnati, and Negro leagues outfielder Tur-
key Stearnes.
But for the first time since 1993, Ted Williams, Stan
Musial and the 14-man Vets panel failed to select any
former major leaguer. Bill Mazeroski came close, yet
missed, and Gil Hodges, Mel Harder and Dom
DiMaggio also fell short.
"We hoped someone would be there, we really did
first-time member Hank Aaron said. "It just got too
hard. Maybe next year
Anderson faced the difficult�but enviable�task
of picking a hat for his plaque, and chose the Reds-
over Detroit.
"It was so hard he said. "I spent nine years in CM
cinnati and 17 in Detroit, and they treated me like
king in both places
In the end, he decided to thank former Reds G��
eral Manager Bob Howsam.
"He hired a 35-year-old nobody knew, and he had
the courage and fortitude to do that Anderson said
"Had he not done that, I doubt very much in all hon-
esty that I would have managed in the major leagues.
And I owe that to him
Anderson, who turned 66 last week, was elected in
his first of eligibility, easily outdistancing former mSfV
ager Whitey Herzog.
Third on baseball's career victory list, Andersonis-
the only manager to post 100-win seasons in both
"I never wore a World Series ring, but I will wear
this one every day until I die he said from his home
in Thousand Oaks, Calif. "That, to me, is how much
difference there is between the World Series and Hall
of Fame
Anderson was 863-586 with the Reds from 1970-7.8,
and led them to Series titles in 1975-76. He was 1,331-
1,248 with the Tigers from 1979-95 and guided theli
to the 1984 championship.
Anderson, who made two other Series appearance
is the only manager to lead two teams in career win.
His victory total ranks him behind just Connie Macjc
(3,731) and John McGraw (2,784).
, Perez and Boston catcher Carlton Fisk, whose Garr�
6 home run beat the Reds in the 1975 World Seriej,
were both elected in January by the Baseball Writerj'
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THE OMICRON pledge class of Gam-
ma Sigma Sigma would like to con-
gratulate Ashleigh Hooks and April Hu-
senita on their acceptance into the Re-
creational Therapy program.
doing a great job bowling. Keep it up!
Love your sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi.
THANK YOU Alpha Phi for the good
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THANKS TO Brett and Joe for the
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wonderful and exciting time, your
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ALPHA DELTA Pi would like to thank
p"i Tau for the social on Thursday.
SIG EP, thank you for taking us "South
of the Border" last Friday night. Can't
wait until we do the Mexican hat
dance again. Love Chi Omega.
TO THE brothers of Sigma Pi, thanks
for a great time at the Casino social
Saturday night. Love, the sisters of Del-
ta Zeta.
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THE PLEDGES of Gamma Sigma Sig-
ma would like to thank DeAnn Ingram
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PI DELTA and Alpha Phi- have awon-
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mation, please contact the Center for
Counseling and Student Development
at 328-6661. This workshop meets on
Tuesday. March 7 at 3:30pm.
is designed to show you new and ex-
citing techniques to help you study for
that next test. Learn effective strate-
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grades. For more information, please
contact the Center for Counseling and
Student Development at 328-6661.
This workshop meets on March 2 at
. Students: General College students
should contact their advisors the week
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for academic advising for FallSummer
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for March 27-March 31.
TOGETHER INLove SeminarTsunday.
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nesday. March 8 7pm. 1104 North
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from the Pitt-Greenville Airport. The
public is invited at no charge. Com-
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GAMMA BETA Phi Society will meet
Thursday March 2 at 5:30pm in Men-
denhall Social Room. For more info:
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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-
WISHING TO meet other students
who are over 277 Join Adult & Com-
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portunity to discuss academic con-
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strategies to improve grades. Formj
information, please contact the C�3�-
ter for Counseling and Student DewS-
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ryone who came to Chi-0 catch last
Saturday night. We had fun dancing
the night away. Love, Chi Omega.
ERIN ADAM, Congratulations on your
engagement. We are so happy for you
and can not wait for your wedding.
Love your sisters in Chi Omega.
WAY TO participate and win the Pep-
si challenge AOPi. Love your sisters.
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to thank Lambda Chi. Kappa Alpha,
and Alpha Xi Delta for a great quad at
Cabanas on Friday night!
CONGRATS TO the following pledg-
es of Gamma Sigma Sigma on becom-
ing officers. Amanda Tedder, Ashleigh
Hooks, Jenn Swanson. Jamie Tier and
Emily Koperniak.
ZETA TAU Alpha would like to that
Sigma Nu. Delta Sigma Phi, Chi Phi,
and Theta Chi for the awesome so-
cials recently! Love the sisters and new
members of Zeta Tau Alpha.
KIM POWELL and Bobbi Norris. thank
you for your hard work on the Pick-A-
Pirate. Love, the sisters of Gamma Sig-
ma Sigma.
LAMBDA CHI Alpha, thank you so
much for the social last Thursday
night. It was a shot full of fun. Lets do
it again soon. Love Chi Omega.
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6:30pm and Sat. 10am. Aqua fitness
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March 8 ,4pm. Mendenhall Under-
ground. Finally there is a workshop to
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and effectively run group meetings.
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inspecting a new place, understand-
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want. If you are moving off campus
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It's Penny Draft Night at
your favorite dive, and you're
hunched over a bar stool,
putting beer away like it's
going out of style. Little do
you know that your mug
contains the secret to grain
cultivation, to the advance-
ment of society, and even, as
some scholars believe, to
civilization as we know it!
Beer is all this and more, and
its history makes even the
watery dregs you're tossing
back seem noble.
According to Dr. Charles
Ewen of the ECU anthropol-
ogy department, beer has
been around since at least
8000 B.C. At that time,
humans were learning to
farm, and barley bread was a
food staple. This encouraged
the transition from earlier
hunter-gatherer societies to
more sedentary agricultural
societies. The first beer was
probably inadvertently
"brewed" when someone let
some barley sit around in
water or moisture too long,
then took a tentative sip of
the funny-smelling liquid.
After that, cultivation
became more important.
"The whole Neolithic
Revolution came about
because people wanted to
drink, and that's how
civilization starts Ewen
Suddenly, hardworking
farmers had something to
look forward to at the end of
a long day; nights were jolly,
fires were cozier and life looked
a little better thanks to the
newly discovered beverage.
Beer also introduced a less
5 obvious benefit to society: it
0j was sanitary.
05 "Beer is safe, wine is safe
�said Rick Theiner, of the
Greenville Brew Club. "That's
the reason why fermented
S beverages have been such a part
S of our culture
fN Beer remained a welcome
� but mysterious part of ancient
w life until the Egyptians discov-
er ered how to use fermentation
J in standardized brewing.
. "The Egyptians would
jg make bread, and soak the
qj pieces of bread in water Ewen
.� That process sped up
2 fermentation and marked the
,C start of thousands of years of
eE Improving the drink. As shown
u. by the sheer volume of beer
recipes from the different ages,
beer is mankind's oldest
Theiner described barley
beer in its rudimentary form as
"cloyingly sweet and during
Europe's Middle Ages, brewers
began experimenting with
ways to cut the taste.
small beer, and few could afford
to drink a lot of the richer beer.
Bartenders commonly com-
bined the three beers at the taps
for a good-tasting, affordable
During this time, Arthur
Guinness invented a drink
called stout using roasted barley.
A lew college lavoriles in their modem day packaging, (photos by Kenny Smith)
"It was not what we know
today as beer said Theiner,
who said that medieval
brewers added herbs like
mugwort, hops and spruce
branch tips to their recipes. A
brew called froach, made with
heather, enjoyed a time of
popularity as brewers sought
an ingredient that would make
beer more palatable.
Hops eventually emerged
as the additive of choice, and
remains so today. A member of
the marijuana family, hops
produces flowers containing
alpha acids, which give beer its
traditional bitter flavor.
During the 1700s, pubs
were serving three types of
beer: a weak and watery "small
beer a somewhat more robust
beer and a thick, dark brew.
Nobody cared much for the
Until that time, brewers had
been using malted barley, but
it was becoming a heavily
taxed commodity. In seeking
to avoid taxes, Guinness found
another way to use barley, and
invented a drink that com-
bined flavor with a good price.
Guinness also invented porter,
which was so named because it
was a favorite drink among
porters, who carried heavy
loads for a living.
Europe's greater powers
branched out, exploring and
colonizing faraway places in
tireless competition for world
domination. Political and
religious refugees from En-
gland took a chance on the
New World, hoping for a
peaceful place in which they
could live without fear.
On board the Mayflower,
tensions were running high and
provisions were running low,
especially a much-loved drink.
Plymouth Rock was a good place
for a pit stop.
"The Mayflower landed on
Plymouth rock because they
were out of beer, and that's in
the ship's log Theiner said.
Beer in America took the
form of corn ale in the 1500s,
and was later imported from
England. In 1612 Adrian Block
and Hans Christiansen set up the
first known brewery on the
continent where Manhattan is
The breweries that became
the Pabst, Schlitz and Anheuser-
Busch companies were founded
between the years of 1844 and
1852, just when the prohibition
movement was beginning to
sweep the United States.
In 1876, Louis Pasteur
published a study on controlling
yeast organisms; companies
could then isolate strands of
yeast to brew new beers.
"It was the Carlsburg
Brewery (in Denmark) that
isolated the first lager strain of
yeast Ewen said. "Up until that
time, the yeasts that were being
added were not pure. "
Between the prohibitionist
efforts in the mid 1800s and
those in the early 1900s, over
4,000 breweries around the
nation flourished for a brief
time, with an annual output of 9
million barrels.
But by 1917, that number
dwindled to a handful of large
beer companies, mostly con-
glomerates, which kept afloat by
producing "near beer" and
malted barley.
"Only the people that were
smart enough to go into food
products survived Theiner said.
"They made malted barley syrup,
and that was used as a base for
other food companies
In the mid30s, indepen-
dent breweries enjoyed one more
growth spurt before rising beer
taxes and competition from
larger companies forced most of
them out of business by 1960.
Only a handful of non-
mainstream breweries made it
into the '60s; Miller, Pabst,
Anheuser-Busch and other giants
were gulping up almost all of
beer's business until one man
made independent brewing
fashionable again in California.
In 1969, Fritz Maytag, heir
to the Maytag fortune, bought a
floundering San Francisco
brewery called the Anchor
Brewing Company. His purchase,
and subsequent production of an
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Wow much is it really worth?
Robbie Schwartz
Senior Writer
It is time to throw the bash of the century. You have told
everyone about the party. Now all you need are some kegs. Are
you getting your money's worth? Here is a look at the cost of
kegs at three local convenient stores.
Busch Light � $58
Southpaw Light � $57
Busch Light � $53
Southpaw Light � $S3
Icehouse � $72
Budweiser � $72
Bud Light � $72
Miller Lite �$72
Natural Light � $77
Michelob � $69
Busch Light � $54.99
Southpaw Light � $54.99
Icehou�e � $71.99
Bud light �$71.99
Miller Lite �$71.99
Natural Light � $69.99
Michelob �$77.99
There are 1,984 fluid ounces in a keg. That equates to
almost seven cases (6.88 If you want to be exact). So, let's look
at the prices of cases of beer at some local grocery stores.
Busch Light �$11.69
Southpaw Light � $9.99
Budweiser �$15.19
Bud Light �$15.99
Miller Lite � ilS.19
Natural Light �$14.19
Michelob � $11.49 (18 pack only)
Busch Light � $11.49
Southpaw light � $9.99
Icehouse �$14.99
Budweiser � $14.99
Bud Light � $14.99
Miller Lite�$14.99
Natural Light �$13.99
Michelob � $11.29 (18 pack only)
Overall, it seems that kegs are more economical. But, there are
additional charges for the accessories for a keg. A tap requires a $30
deposit, a tub requires a $20 deposit and $10 for the keg unless you
bring one in. All of these deposits are given back when the items
are returned, but must be considered hi the overall cost.
This writer can be contacted at
Kenny Smith
Staff Writer
Although you can
find beer at a million places in
Greenville, doesn't it seem like
How to make your own
grains out of the water, you
won't need them again.
Tip: Put the grains in
something before putting them
in the pot, a colander is best, but
pantyhose will do.
checking the sides of the pot. if
the temperature is only luke
warm then you're set. Go to the
next step.
5. Add dry yeast to the
mixture and pour it into your
e make their own brew, (pholos
they never have the kind you
really want? You know the old
saying: If you can't get
something done right, do it
Now, it's not like you can
brew your own Budweiser in
your basement � you need the
recipe and the patent. But, you
can make your own malts,
stouts, lagers and ales by
following the right steps.
Before you start, you
should know that this takes
time. You are not going to be
able to brew it and drink it the
same day, and even if you tried
you wouldn't like it. It is a
little expensive, but in the
long run it's probably worth it.
This is a recipe for Nut-
Brown Ale provided by Rick
Theiner, president of the local
Greenville Brew Club.
This recipe brews five
1. Put one pound of
crystal malt grain in water (tap
water is fine as long as it is not
distilled), and bring it to a
boil. Once boiling takes the
2. Take the pot off the
burner and add six pounds of
dried malt extract. Stir thor-
oughly then add one ounce of
bittering hops (any hops will
do). Place the pot back on the
stove and boil for 35 minutes.
Tip: Watch the pot. It'll boil
over before you know it and
then you'll have a mess to clean.
3.After 35 minutes add two
tablespoons of Irish moss (it's
exactly what it sounds like) and
12 ounce of flavoring hops
(Kent Golding or Fuggles brand
hops recommended) and boil for
25 more minutes.
Tip: For the flavoring hops, get
the pellets, not leaves. That way
you will not need to strain the
mixture when putting it in the
4. Remove the pot and �
this is important � cover it. You
don't need any nasties in there.
Put the pot in an ice bath and
let it sit for an hour. Change ice
as needed.
Tip: You can cut this ice
bath short by about 30 minutes
by stirring the mixture and
fermenter, a five-gallon water
jug or a huge pickle jar with
an airtight lid. Shake it like
hell and then poke a hole in
the top. Next add the fermen-
tation lock. Let it sit at room
temperature for four weeks.
Tip one: Don't forget to poke
that hole in the lid. If you don't
that thing will explode with a
sound louder than your uncle's
beat-up old car when it backfires.
Tip two: You will be able to
see active fermentation in 8 to
36 hours. It'll go like mad the
first few days and die down, but
that doesn't mean start pouring.
Let it go the full four weeks.
6. At the end of four
weeks, prepare a bucket or
something (as long as it holds
five gallons) by boiling a
mixture of 23 cup of corn
sugar and 1 12 cups of water
in a sauce pan for 15 minutes.
Pour this mixture into a
bucket. Siphon the beer into
the bucket with the mixture.
Add water until it makes five
see FERMENT, pg. 4

t h e.GOOD
Lawrence Armstrong
Staff Writer
Cannabis-The Beer
The title says it all,
doesn't it? Heaven-Brau
Cannabis is a German
beer that is hopped
with oil from hemp
seeds. The company
says, "Cannabis repre-
sents our philosophy to
think and act fairly
without compromise
and to stand up for
personal ideals with
strength of character
Anyway, this German
company makes several
flavors of this unique
brew. Cannabis Expressioi
a "strong German beer" tl
is dark blond in color and
about 7 percent alcohol.
Cannabis Premium is
categorized as a "German
Special Beer" and is light
blond and is about S percent
alcohol. The Cannabino Lady
is a "mixed drink; light beer
and fine German sparkling
wine after Champagne -
Method The bottle is a
beautiful "Piccolo" black-
Wines of the
"Cotes du
for some-
thing a little more prestigious
than beer, there is red wine.
Some of the most famous red
wines come from the cotes du
Rhone, which is French for the
coasts of the Rhone River. The
vines that produce this wine are
on a plateau overlooking the
Rhone Valley. This location
allows the heat of the sun to
be stored and transferred intc
the soil and grapes during
the night. The vines are over
40 years old and produce a
high-quality but limited
output. This red wine is
zed by a Ueep-
ind fruit taste. It
keeping" and
will reach its
maturity in
five years. It
can be tasted
the year
after the
crop, and
has a
storage life
of 10 years. Red wine
is suitable for serving
with red meats and
Of course, now that
e thirsting for this
Kou should probably
hat they are impos-
get in North Caro-
s state will not allow,
aicononc Deverages to be mail
ordered. Instead have it sent to
a trustworthy friend in another
state and have them send it to
This writer can be contacted at
How to get over the morning after
Robbie Schwartz
Senior Writer
O You open your eyes.
� As you squint at the bright
gj light, your head starts to pound
n and you have the worst taste in
a. your mouth. Your stomach is
doing back-flips and you just
generally feel bad.
3B You have a hangover.
pj Alcohol does a pretty good
s job of stripping your body of
o important nutrients such as
Jg thiamine, folate and different
y B-complex vitamins. It also
does a number on your kid-
�O neys, liver and other organs.
� There are "miracle pills" as
s well. Sobr K, a pill offered
C online, says that there are
'5 impurities in liquor, beer and
wine which cause hangovers.
3 This miracle pill uses activated
O carbon molecules that bond
Any of these do the trick? (photo by Bill Keith)
with the impurities and rid the
body of hangovers. But for best
results, you have to take two
pills each before, during and
after your festivities.
There is also a pill found at
GNC called Hangover Relief. It
is designed for the morning
after and works by replenishing
nutrients as well as neutralizing
the damage caused by toxins in
the alcohol. And, it comes in a
tasty orange flavor!
But, it doesn't take a
miracle pill to cure a hangover.
As every health class has told
you, the only cure for a
hangover is time.
So what do you do to
relieve the nasty feeling? Here
are some suggestions from
other students.
I go to Boangles to eat as
soon as I can get off the couch, I
usually sit there and talk for a
while with my friends and then go
back and sit on the couch for a
couple of hours. � Nick Errato
Go back to sleep until I feel
better. � Sean Hawley
Drink a cold, 32-ounce
orange Gatorade. � Brett Waxer
Drink another beer. �
Michael Holloway
Smoke a bowl or take a bong
hit. � Pot Head
Take two Tylenol and drink
as much water before you go to
sleep.� Jill Davis
Eating greasy food. If I can I
just lay in bed and moan. �
Gena Max
I've heard people say take a
cold shower. That doesn't work,
'cuz you'll get a heart attack and
die. � Beth Harvin and Eric
This writer can be contacted at
independent brand of beer,
reanimated the national
interest in microbreweries
that continues to this day.
Now you've taken In
a synopsis of beer's
history, from pre-history
to those halcyon days of
1969, all in less than the
time it took you to finish a
Bud light.
Beer's been every-
where; without it, the
world as we know it would
be completely different.
As for Greenville's beer
history, that rumor you've
heard about Ham's is true:
According to Ewen, a
funeral parlor once stood
on that lot. Doesn't that
just make you want a good
stiff drink?
TJtis writer can be contacted at
�ERMENTf cont. from pg.
Tip: For siphoning all
you need is a plastic hose.
Make sure it's clean.
Tip: This is probably the
most important Tip of all.
Sanitize everything you use to
make the beer! You can use
household bleach or a
mixture catted One-step
sanitizer. Remember that l
bleach must be rinsed out.
7. Siphon the liquid
into bottles. Old beer
bottles will work, but if
you don't want to buy a
bottle capper, you can also
use old plastic soda bottles.
You'll need about fifty
bottles. Put the lids on
8. Store bottles at
room temperature for two
weeks and then drink
Tip: If you're using soda
bottles then store them away
from the light. With beer
bottles it doesn't matter.
All the equipment and
ingredients will cost no
more than $70, which is
the going rate for a good
keg of bad beer. But, the
ingredients alone will run
about $30. The only local
supplier of the ingredients
and a fermentation lock is
the Bartending School on
Cotanche Street next to
U.B.E. If you have any
questions regarding the
process, call Rick Theiner
at 353-7176. Happy


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Things to do in
you're DRUNK
Patrick McMahon
Entertainment Editor
Now I'm sure all of you are familiar with the ongoing
column here in the Fomituinheml "Things to do in Greenville
T when you're sober" but let me tell you, there are more fun things
to do out there when you're drunk � probably because every-
thing becomes funny when you're drinking, and even the most
mundane activities can be spruced up with a little Bud Light
every now and then.
So, instead of writing about something to do when not
drinking, I decided to write about something I'm a little more
familiar with activities for the bored in Wilson. Now, I'm not
advocating getting wasted and driving to Wilson looking for fun.
But, if you're already there with a designated driver, here's what
you can do.
Since I'm from Wilson, I'm familiar with the little nuances
the town can provide. Probably the greatest place for an ECU
student to go while in Wilson is Acid Park out on Wiggins Mill
Road, just off Highway 301. While not a real park (it is a front
yard), it is nothing short of spectacular.
As the old legend goes, the daughter of the owner of the
house was tripping on acid one night and tried to drive home
from a friend's house. She took the turn coming into her house
way too fast and slammed her Beetle into a tree.
Her father ran out of the house talked to her for a little bit
before she passed away. She told him about all of the pretty
colors she was seeing and how beautiful the imaginary swirls of
light were. She described the swirls as being like pinwheels with
streamers dangling from the ends.
The father, devastated by his daughter's death, couldn't get
the images out of his mind. So in memory of his daughter, he
built absolutely gigantic pinwheels, windmills and weird struc-
tures on his front lawn and covered them with reflectors.
Some of the structures are 40 feet tall. At night, as you
approach the house, you come over a hill. Just as you crest the
top, your headlights fall upon millions of reflective whirligigs. It
is stunning. The display is nothing short of breathtaking. Be
careful not to disturb them, however, because the man has been
known to shoot at people on his property. Everyone must
witness this at least once in their lifetime.
For the truly adventurous, there is the KmartB.P. gas station
parking lot. I know this is a really, really sad sounding idea, but
on the weekends, this place is full of possibilities. The people
with the hopped-up muscle cars do donuts in the parking lot
X while the kids who drive riced-out Civics and Accords explain
v how much better front-wheel drive is than rear-wheel drive. The
0) occasional fight breaks out, but what can you expect out of a
O) bunch of young folks with nothing better to do with their time?
As far as clubs go, there aren't any. 1 take that back. 1 don't
know if you could classify these places as clubs, but they do offer
Cute isn't he? Typical Wilson hangouts - gas stations and playgrounds, (photos by Patrick McMahon)
medium-priced beer in a decent atmosphere. There are two main
clubs, aptly named Bubba's and Buck's. Let the redneck jokes fly. If
your kind of thing is getting plastered off Budweiser while looking
at 40-year-old, 230-pound women in tube tops and spandex shorts
(even though it is winter), these places are right up your proverbial
alley. Just make sure to bring protection. And 1 don't mean
condoms, I mean a baseball bat. These places can get pretty violent
at the end of the night with hundreds of people rumbling around
the parking lot for hours.
There used to be a club called Malory Square for all of the
Barton College students, but after that shut down, a new joint
called "Club Millennium" opened in its place. The bottom line is:
have fun while you're there because you will most likely be shot on
your way out.
Watch out for the cops. They are notorious for just pulling
young people over for no reason and searching your car for drugs. If
there is one thing that Wilson
has a lot of, it's cops.
Wilson isn't that bad when
you've lived there your entire
life, but you could really do
some pointless stuff in the
town. Highlights of my time
spent in the wonderful town of
Wilson include nearly getting
arrested for launching water
balloons into the Wal-Mart
parking lot and the famous
imfamous milkshake incident.
This is when a bunch of us kids
got thoroughly hammered,
jumped in the back of a pick-
up truck, bought $150 worth of
chocolate milkshakes from
McDonald's, and threw them
at cars coming from the other
direction. Sounds like fun,
doesn't it?
This writer can be contacted at
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Free blow job (the drink), or free
tequila shot
No free stuff.
Free birthday shot of drink.
No free stuff.
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Emily Little
Fountainhead Editor
1 know what you're
thinking. Why on earth
would I consider designated
driving a fun thing to do in
Greenville when I'm sober?
Everybody hates DD posi-
You want to know why?
I'll tell you why. Three
reasons: I had to find
something to go with this
alcoholic theme we've got
going this issue, and some-
body has to drive those
drinking? The day you turn 21
you suddenly find yourself
driving way more than you
used to.
Not that I have been
contributing to the delinquency
of minors or anything. No, sir.
All my house guests were so
much of age they are looking
into cashing in
their pension
plans. Yep. Very
much of age.
Still, if I have to
go to the
grocery store for
can't count the amount of times
I've been scrubbing my elbows
in the shower, singing some-
thing catchy by Whitesnake
(usually "Here I Go Again one
of the better traveling songs)
and gasped in a gallon of water
as I suddenly remembered the
night before, when I poked
skinny guy 1
saw in the
and called
him "Nancy
day morn-
ing my
shower was
and un-
Look at these people Look what I had to put up with, (photos oy Garrett McMillan)
people around Wilson when
they're hitting mailboxes
with baseball bats. Okay, so
that's only two reasons. I've
forgotten the other one.
We all know the misery
of sitting in the corner, bored
stiff while those people�
who call themselves your
friends�dance around with
glee as they tumble into a
drunken stupor, right before
they call for your help to
hold back their hair as they
perch over the toilet in a
near-coma. But that's not the
only thing that's fun about
being responsible while
everyone else is having a
good time. There is also the
guy part.
I experienced the
designated driver phenom-
enon for myself last Friday
night when I invited a bunch
of friends over to my house
to hang out before we went
downtown. This brings up an
interesting point: Have you
ever noticed how the people
who are the least legal to
drink are usually the ones
one more case of Miller light
Anyway, after everybody
got goofy, I managed to cram
four passengers in my Wrangler
that only holds four and rolled
over to the Sports Pad for two
hours of dancing excitement.
Pay attention, because this is
where the advantage of being
DD comes in.
While you look out for the
safety of your friends (i.e.
grabbing them out of the arms
of some over-eager grinding
stranger), you can also use your
situation to protect yourself.
You're sober enough to know
the ugly from the beautiful, so
you don't get caught in the beer
goggle trap. But you're sur-
rounded by drunk people, so
you have a perfectly legitimate
excuse for being really rude.
A really disgusting face and
"Go away" usually work well to
get rid of the gyrating parasites.
Of course, it also serves to crush
a few egos so that by the end of
the night there is a wall of
deflated spirits on the outskirts
of the dance floor.
The last advantage of being
the sober one is not worrying
about embarrassing yourself. 1
unless you count the attack my
cat made on the curtain that
caused me to throw shampoo in
my face and scream for my
neighbors to save me from
Norman Bates. But that had
nothing to do with embarrass-
ment from the night before. It
was a whole different kind of
If you want to enjoy
yourself despite your level-
headed situation, don't go to a
party. Go to a club or a show or
where the main
activity does
not revolve
around a keg.
That's how
you end up in
the corner,
alone, whisper-
ing snide
comments to
yourself about
the girl who
really should
not be wearing
that black
leather mini-
skirt. If you go
to a dance
club, you can
do what
everyone else
already does,
but without
the added
disadvantage of lost equilibrium
and a nasty taste in your mouth.
So some night when you
just don't feel like drinking but
you do have a car and some
beer-loving friends, volunteer to
be the driver. Not only will they
continually tell you how much
they love you, but you don't
wake up the next morning
beside a gold-tooth gas station
attendant from New Jersey.
Remember: Friends don't
let friends drive drunk. They
also make sure they aren't the
friend who's driving. Those
ungrateful friends.
This writer can be contacted at
(Top) Could I be any more bored'
(Bottom) It just wouldn't be a party it you didn't
have to carry your passed-out friend home
(photos by Ganett McMillan)

The East Carolinian, March 2, 2000
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