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TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2000
TODAY'S WEATHER
Sunny, high of 75�
and a low of 52�
Larceny, fighting main concerns downtown
Cameras, better lights
Memorial service
A memorial service will be held for Eliza-
beth Ann Labus on Thursday, March 9, at
5:30 p.m. at the Newman Catholic Center.
Founder's Day
An 11 a.m. celebration in Mendenhall
Student Center will be held to observe
Founder's Day, ECU'S 93rd anniversary to-
morrow. The speakers for the program in-
clude Andre Frederick, an undergraduate
student who holds a Chancellor's Scholar-
ship- the most prestigious merit scholar-
ship at the university- and Laurie Johnson,
a medical student and former Chancellor's
Scholar. Other events during the day in-
clude the traditional ice carving outside
Wright Place at 10 a.m. and the popular
birthday-cake celebration at Wright Place at
12:30 p.m. Founder's Day commemorates
the 1907 day in which the General Assem-
bly created the institution then known as
East Carolina Teachers Training School.
FEMA representative
Kay Goss, one of the top emergency
management officials in the country, will be
at ECU today to address an emergency
management planning class. She will tour
areas in the region that were hardest hit by
the flood from Hurricane Floyd. Goss di-
rects the Federal Emergency Management
Agency's preparedness, training and exer-
cises program. Planning professor Harold
Stone invited Goss to Greenville.
Teaching awards
Nine members of the faculty will receive
awards for their success in teaching and
their ability to encourage scholarship
among students and faculty. The sympo-
sium starts at 9 a.m. today in the Great
Room in Mendenhall Student Center. The
theme for the program is "Celebrating the
Synergy Between Scholarship and Teach-
. ing" and includes presentations by each of
the recipients. The symposium concludes
at 2:15 p.m. For information call 328-6242.
Baseball
ECU will play Duke today at 4 p.m. at
Harrington Field.
Pulitzer Prize winner
Haynes Johnson, a Pulitzer Prize-win-
ning journalist, will offer his ideas about
"America at the Millennium" tonight at 7:30
p.m. in Mendenhall Student Center's
Hendrix Theater. The event is sponsored by
ECU'S Chapter of Phil Kappa Phi honor so-
ciety. The lecture is free and open to the
public. Johnson has covered presidential
campaigns and national and international
news events for 40 years. His dozen books
include the best sellers "Sleepwalking
Through History "The Bay of Pigs and
The Landing He won the 1966 Pulitzer
Prize for his coverage of civil rights activi-
ties in Selma, Ala. He appears regularly on
PBS-TV's "Washington Week in Review"
and "News Hour with Jim Lehrer Contact
Archie Smith or Phi Kappa Phi at 328-6147.
help prevent crime
Maura Buck
STAFF WRITER
While police officials say they
feel that downtown violence is
not a significant problem, inci-
dents of violence do occur.
"I wouldn't say that violence
is prevalent said Captain John
Ennis of the Greenville Police
Department (GPD).
"However, like anywhere
else with a number of bars in a
secluded area, there are times
when tempers flare and we have
some problems with individuals
fighting
The GPD does recognize the
possibility for problems to arise
and does take some precaution-
ary measures, especially on the
weekends.
On a standard weekend, typi-
cally Thursday through Saturday
nights, the GPD has four to five
officers concentrated in the
downtown area during the night
as opposed to the typical two to
three officers posted throughout
the week. In addition, cameras
and brighter lights have been
placed in the Reade Street park-
ing lots to catch both acts of vio-
lence and cases of larceny. Com-
mon crimes range from physical
fighting and throwing glass
bottles to jumping on the hoods
of cars and stealing purses.
The ECU Police Department
also sends officers downtown to
help try to prevent criminal acts
on university property that
isadjacent to the downtown area.
"The cameras have been the
best preventative means of catch-
ing people in the downtown
lots said Teresa Crocker, cap-
tain of the ECU Police Depart-
ment (ECU PD).
According to Crocker, the
ECU PD is mainly concerned
with parking lots and university
buildings. The GPD, on the other
hand, is in charge of the entire
downtown Greenville area.
Crocker said she believes that the
two most common crimes com-
mitted downtown are larceny
and damage to property, both of
which are classified as misde-
meanors.
Ennis said he feels that part
of the reason why violence isn't
such a grave problem downtown
is because officers build relation-
ships with students and bar own-
ers in the area.
"We try to work as close as we
can to the bar owners as well as
the bouncers and the regular
crowd of students Ennis said.
"This is one way that we are able
to distinguish who the trouble-
makers are and try to discourage
problems before they occur
Ennis acknowledged that un-
See VIOLENCE, page 2
Frazier transfers from Ledonia
Wright to Student Leadership
Program growth
warranted assistant
Angela Harne
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
This past Friday Ty Frazier,
interim director of the
Ledonia Wright African-
American Cultural Center,
said goodbye to her fellow
employees and looked to her
future.
According to Frazier, she
will be transferred to her new po-
sition as Assistant Director of the
Student Leadership Develop-
ment Program, by the end of the
week.
Frazier will be working under
the direction of Jim Sturm, direc-
tor of the Student Leadership De-
velopment Program.
Frazier said she will be assist-
ing Sturm by splitting the work
load for coordinating and man-
aging the comprehensive leader-
ship programs for all of the stu-
dent organizations on campus.
Sturm said the Student Lead-
ership Development Program
has grown over the years, and
assistance is truly needed.
"I think her fFrazier's
transfer is great Sturm said.
"I have a very good working
relationship with Ty. She is
always very prepared, and it
will definitely be nice to have
some help
Frazier said she is looking
forward to the new experi-
ences that will come with her
new position.
See FRAZIER page 2
Turner appointed Student
Life assistant vice chancellor
Outreach, mentoring
programs planned
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STAFF WRITER
Dr. Lathan Turner was recently chosen to serve
has the new assistant vice chancellor for Student
Life and Minority Student Affairs.
"The position became vacant last year when
the old assistant vice chancellor left for another
job said Dr. Carrie Moore, vice chancellor for Stu-
dent Life.
According to Moore, Turner was the most quali-
fied for the position because of the overwhelming
response from students and faculty members who
interviewed him.
Turner, who holds a master's degree in adult
education from North Carolina State University,
previously worked with students at NCSU before
coming to ECU. While at NCSU, he developed the
Student Leadership Program and started a program
that enabled students to spend part of their sum-
mer in Africa.
Turner said he became interested in the posi-
tion because he believes administrators at ECU
understand where the Student Life and Minority
Student Programs are headed.
"ECU is at the forefront of some of the issues
facing minority students Turner said.
While at ECU, Turner will be involved with all
students, although he will mainly work with mi-
nority groups on campus. According to Moore,
Turner plans to use outreach and mentoring pro-
grams in order to reach minority students.
"My main job at ECU will be to monitor stu-
dent minority programs such as Allied Blacks for
Leadership and Equality (ABLE) Turner said. "My
goals will change as I interact with students and
find issues that they deal with.
"At ECU, I hope to build student involvement
and bridge the gaps between the cultural groups
See TURNER page 2
SGA reps attend
conference
Ideas exchanged to
Improve organization
Angela Hame
ASSISTANT NEWS EDfTOR
Four representatives from
the Student Government As-
sociation (SGA) traveled to
Texas A&M University in Col-
lege Station, Texas last week-
end to participate In Confer-
ence on Student Government
Association (COSGA).
SGA President Cliff
Webster, SGA Vice President
John Mertac, SGA Secretary
Jessica Dowdy and Junior
Class President Christy Lynch
attended the conference.
According to Webster,
over 600 delegates attended
the conference from the par-
ticipating ISO universities
throughout the United States.
Webster said each repre-
sentative participated in dif-
ferent sessions.
"I went to a sessions which
discussed scholarship build-
ing, how to build race rela-
tions and how to deal with
crisis Webster said. "I
brought up our issues with
Floyd dealing with the crisis
session, and hope to start a
scholarship foundation here
on campus
Webster said he also at-
tended a session on how to
develop a house of represen-
tatives.
" I hope to get a House of
Representatives on campus
Webster said. "We would need
a representative from each or-
ganization on campus to par-
ticipate and then collective-
knowledge could be gained
Dowdy said she learned
many new concepts that she
feels will help to improve the
student body.
"It was great meeting with
so many universities around
the nation Dowdy said. "It
was very helpful because we
were able to gain ideas from
each one
Dowdy said she attended a
session dealing with lobbying
where she learned many cre-
ative ideas which will be very
beneficial to the campus.
"Hopefully we can incor-
porate the ideas into our stu-
dent body Dowdy said.
Lynch said the students in
attendance were very friendly
and helpful. She said the
speakers were phenomenal
and got their ideas heard.
"One speaker's message
was to have a vision and fol-
low your dreams Lynch said.
"It was wonderful
Meriac said he learned
about other SGAs and their
power status.
"1 learned that we are one
of the most powerful SGAs
Meriac said. "That is in com-
parison to universities with
over 40,000 students
See CONFERENCE, page???
Preparing for a 'chili' spring
From the left, Amy Nelson and Julie Wiggens remove chili bowls from
the cross-draft kiln to prepare for the chili bowl sale in Jenkins Fine
Art Building, Wednesday through Friday, Bowls will be $6 (photo bv
Emily Richardson)
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NEWS
from page 7
VIOLENCE
usually violent acts do sometimes
occur, as in the recent case involv-
ing employees at the Sports Pad.
According to witnesses, on Feb.
5, three bouncers at the Sports Pad
allegedly walked up to Steven
Wallace, a bar patron, and his friend
and requested that they leave the
premises immediately. The two
bouncers then allegedly beat
Wallace severely, requiring him to
be treated in an intensive care unit
for a few days. His friend was also
allegedly beaten by the bouncers
but was only treated for minor rea-
sons.
According to Detective Steve
Pass of the GPD, the two bouncers
were charged with felony assault.
The case is set for trial on April 7.
This writer, can be contacted at
mbuck@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
CONFERENCE
Other universities that
sent representatives to the
conference were the Uni-
versity of North Carolina
at'Wilmington (UNC-W)
and North Carolina A&T
(NC A&T).
"We did a lot of net-
working while at the con-
ference Webster said.
"We worked a lot with
UNC-W and exchanged
ideas
Webster said the con-
ference was very produc-
tive.
"It was a great way to
get new ideas Webster
said.
Webster said the SGA
will be holding a work-
shop, open to the campus,
to share the ideas the SGA gained
at the conference and to get student
input. He said the workshop will
take place after spring break. An
official date has not yet been set.
from page 7
Cliff Webster, John Meriac, Jessica Dowdy and Christy Lynch represented the ECU SGA at
the COSGA conference last month, (photo courtesy of SGA).
According to Webster, COSGA is day, February 29.
the largest SGA organization and is
open to all SGA.
Webster, Meriac, Dowdy and
Lynch returned from COSGA Tues-
This writer can be contacted at
aharne@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
ACROSS OTHER CAMPUSES
Duke University�The controversy over the tour-
ism boycott of South Carolina has hit many North-
east college campuses, and some of them have al-
ready taken steps to support it.
In response to the NAACP boycott, Temple Uni-
versity and Bryn Mawr, Haverford, PrankJtn &
Marshall, Carlisle and Swarthmote colleges, which
ate all eastern Pennsylvania schools, have decided
to cancel all their athletic teams' Spring Break trips
to South Carolina.
Haverford College became the first of these
schools to officially support the boycott when its
women's tennis coach, Ann Koger, told adminis-
trators that she didn't want to take her team to a
Hilton Head, S.C tournament over Spring Break.
Koger, who is black, said she was moved to change
" her plans when she saw the Martin Luther King Day
protests In Columbia, S.C on the local television
news.
"I un glad to see that people and organizations
are taking a public stand over their feelings Koger
said. "People havea tendency to stand but not act
Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr soon followed
Haverford's lead. Tom Krattenmaker, director of
public relations at Swarthmore, said that coaches,
administrators and student-athletes were all in fa-
vor of supporting the boycott.
"Ifbeen pretty close to consensus that this is
what's right to do Krattenmaker said.
In a Feb. 11 statement, Dickinson College presi-
dent William Durdeu echoed the sentiments of ad-
ministrators from the other boycotting schools
Syracuse University-Syracuse University soror-
ity Alpha Omicron Pi is under investigation for an
alleged hazing incident that occurred Sunday night,
university officials said.
"The office has received some complaints for al-
leged hazing activities and we are investigating
them said Lisa Walsh, assistant director of the
Office of Greek Life.
Six Flint Residence Hall female residents, all new
members of AOPi, were found Sunday night in Flint
Hall In what SU spokesman Kevin Morrow described
as a "highly intoxicated state
Two of them were intoxicated to a point where
they had to be taken to Crouse Hospital, he said.
Flint Residence Hall Director Rachel Attdis de-
clined to comment on the incident.
"The young women were treated for observa-
tion and have since been released Morrow said.
The hazing investigation began because the six
women are all new members, or pledges, of AOFi,
Morrow said.
Kendra Goldberg, AOPi president, said the girls
found intoxicated at Flint were not drinking at the
sorority house.
"AOPi does not participate in any activities to
endanger our members Goldenbergsaid. "We are
cooperating with Greek Life in doing anything we
can to fix this problem
Goldenberg said she found out about the Inci-
dent after the AOPi new member educator called to
inform her that one of their girls was taken to Crouse
Hospital.
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SCA NOTES
SGA Vice President John
Meriac said Conference on Stu-
dent Government Associations
(COSGA) went well. He said
those in attendance received
good ideas to use on campus in
the near future. He said there
will be a seminar to discuss what
they learned after Spring Break.
SGA President Cliff Webster
raffled a COSGA T-shirt and
goodie bag to the representa-
tives.
Bruce Five, director of Plan-
ning and Facilities, discussed
possible expansion ideas for the
university. He said the plan will
take 10 years and will begin
when the needed property has
been gained throughout the
community.
Michael Orr, sophomore
class president, reintroduced the
SGA student welfare resolution
stating that the student welfare
committee will sponsor commu-
nity service and philanthropy
acts over a two-year period.
SGA representatives passed
the resolution.
Dave Bucci, head of the wel-
fare committee, introduced
three resolutions in regards to
the death of student hiizabeth
Labus, hospitalization of sopho-
more Mark Eagle and SGA's op-
position to drunk driving.
"The SGA extends sympathy
to Elizabeth Labus' family and
friends Bucci said. "We want
them to know that she will be
missed. To Mark Eagle, the SGA
again extends sympathy and
wishes Mark a speedy recovery
for the return to his ECU family.
Finally, the SGA declares strict
opposition to drinking and driv-
ing and will seek to spread the
message that driving drunk
kills
Kristine Lindsey, Mark Smith,
Patrick Suarez, Steve Carmichael,
Erie Gabriel, Fred Moreno,
Brandie Fintchre and Jamie
LeLiever were screened into the
SGA.
Dean Speier announced that
his current position as dean of
students will be dissolved as of
Aug. 1. He said a new position,
associate to Student Life, will be
open to all candidates nation-
wide. The application process
will begin April 1 and last
through Aug. 1, wherein his po-
sition be terminated.
"It has always been my plea-
sure to serve you as your dean of
students Speier said.
Christy Lynch, junior class
president, said tomorrow is
Founder's Day which will be
sponsored by the SGA. She said
a table with free gifts and food
will be made available to stu-
dents at 12:30 p.m. in front of
the Wright Place.
Webster said Friday is the last
day to get in on the Fall 2000
Elections.
TURNER
from page 1
while building a sense of commu-
nity among them
Moore expressed the sentiments
of university officials at Turner's
acceptance of the position.
"We are very happy to get him
because of his qualifications, "
Moore said.
"I'm glad he is here because he
seems to have the experience in this
type of position said Natasha
McKetthan, a minority student at
ECU.
"I am glad that they have found
some to full fill the position in or-
der to keep the program running
said Jenn Chen, another minority
student.
Tuesday, March 7, 2000
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CRIME SCENE
March 3
larceny-Two students re- .
ported that their wallets were .
stolen from Scales Field House j
while attending practice. The
items were later found in
Grimesland and turned over to
the Pitt County Sheriff's Dept.
Damage to Property-A stu- ,
dent reported that several beer
bottles were broken around'
her vehicle while parked In the
lot southwest of Belk Hall. Mi-
nor scratches were found on
the driver's side window.
March 4
Damage to Pmperty-An of-
ficer was waved down by a stu � i
dent in Reade Street Lot 1 af-
ter she noticed that four ve- ,
hides, including her"s, had
been spray painted. Contact
was made with two of the vic-
tims, but officers were unable
to make contact with the
third.
March 5
Simple Assault-A student
reported that he was assaulted
in the grassy area north of,
Ficklen and Charles Boulevard
by a non-student and student.
Hit and Ruri-A student re-
ported that the right rear quar-
ter panel of his vehicle was
damaged while parked in the
Reade Street Lot 2.
March 6
Damage to Property-A stu-
dent reported that another stu-
dent had accidentally broken
the window to the south door
of Cotten Hall. The student
was referred to the Dean's Of-
fice to pay for damages.
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Ashes and Communion:
8:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
The 5:30 Mass will be followed
The Newman Center is
located at:
953 E. 10th Street.
757-1991
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FRAZIER
from page 1
"1 am very excited about the transfer Frazier said.
"My new position will be an extension of what I do
now, and it will be a growing experience. I have no
regrets with the change, and I actually think it is great
two people can get more done than one
Barbara Willoughby, an office assistant at the
Ledonia Wright Center, summed up Frazier's transfer
as their (Ledonia Wright's) loss and Sturm's gain.
"She will definitely be missed, especially by the stu-
dents Willoughby said.
Ernest Daily, a freshman and Ledonia Wright em-
ployee said working with Frazier will be an experience
he will never forget.
"I am a freshman and the transition was hectic, but
Ty really helped me me get involved with campus ac-
tivities Daily said. "Since I am on my own away from
home, she took a concern in my grades, financial needs
and health. She is always there to listen I'm sad to
see her go
Frazier said she too will miss the relationships she
has formed with the students and cultural center, but
that she will still be able to work with the Ledonia
Wright Cultural Center.
"Ledonia has many leadership programs Frazier
said. "The Student Leadership Development Program
co-sponsors the programs and therefore works to-
gether
Frazier has been with the university for four years.
She has been the interim director since this past Sep-
tember where she designed cultural comphrensive pro-
grams for minorities, advised minority organizations
and counseled students when needed. Before Frazier
was the interim director she was the Ledonia Wright
Cultural Center's office assistant. As office assistant she
oversaw the budget and dealt wih all personnel issues.
Frazier said her position as interim director has been
filled and as soon as human resources finishes the pa-
per work the new employee will begin. The name of
the new employee cannot be released at the present
time.
This writer can be contacted at
aharne@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
Two ex-soldiers imprisoned for
slaying nuns could be freed
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP)-Two former sol-
diers convicted of raping and killing four U.S. religious
workers nearly 20 years ago asked El Salvador's con-
gress for amnesty Thursday.
Three other soldiers convicted in the same slayings
were freed in 1998 under a law that shortened most
prison sentences in the country to relieve prison crowd-
ing. They said at the time they had killed the women
on the orders of superiors who were never prosecuted.
Attorneys for Carlos Joaquin Contreras and Fran-
cisco Orlando Contreras presented the petition for am-
nesty.
Five former soldiers were convicted of the Decem-
ber 1980 rape and murder of nuns Ita Ford, Maura Clark
and Dorothy Kazel, as well as social worker Jean
Donovan.
The five had served 1-8 years of their sentences when
a judge ordered three of them freed under the sentence-
shortening law. The two Contrerases were not eligible
at the time because of misconduct in prison.
In May, the families of the victims filed a wrongfiiT
death lawsuit in a U.S. federal court accusing two re-
tired Salvadoran military officers of involvement in the
killings, saying they were part of a chain of command
that ordered and covered up the slayings.
The suit named former Salvadoran Defense Minis-
ter Jose Guillermo Garcia, and Carlos Eugenio Vide?
Casanova, the former director general of the Salvadoran
National Guard. Both now live in Florida and have
denied any involvement in the killings.
The families of the victims said they believe the
women were targeted because officials suspected they,
sympathized with leftist guerrillas during the 12-yeaj
civil war that started in 1979.
Haiti postpones elections; more
than 1 million voters unregistered
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP)-
Dogged by organizational problems
that left more than 1 million voters
- unregistered, Haiti on Friday post-
poned March 19 elections, without
specifying a new date.
The announcement came only-
hours after the U.N. Security Coun-
cil urged Haiti to stick "as closely as
possible" to its schedule for elec-
tions, which it said were crucial to
the Caribbean nation's fledgling de-
mocracy.
"A new electoral timetable for
the balloting will be published as
soon as possible said electoral
council spokesman Roland
Sainristil. He cited "innumerable
difficulties surrounding voter regis-
tration
President Rene Preval had called
legislative and municipal elections
after dissolving Parliament in Janu-
ary 1999 to end a political impasse
that had paralyzed Haiti's govern-
ment since disputed elections in
1997.
Two rounds of voting were origi-
nally set for November and Decem-
ber, then delayed to March 19 and
April 30. Some 29,300 candidates
are slated to run for more than 1,000
local and parliamentary offices.
Voter registration was supposed
to end Friday, but the council an-
nounced that it will extend it to
March 15.
Some 2.9 million people out of
a possible 4 million who were eli-
gible have already registered, leav-
ing more than one million unregis-
tered. But the electoral council was
plagued by shortages of materials,
pay and staffing disputes, problems
in renting offices and thefts of reg-
istration documents.
The international community is
paying half of the $20 million elec-
tion budget.
Most Haitian politicians had re-
signed themselves to a delay.
"The provisional electoral coun-
cil should convene the political par-
ties and find a consensus for a new
date said senate candidate Serge
Gilles, who heads the five-party
Space for Concord coalition.
Many opposition politicians as-
serted that the delays were intended
to have the local and legislative
votes coincide with presidential
elections set for December, when
former President Jean-Bertrand
Aristide Preval's political mentor
will seek a second term. That way,
candidates supported by Aristide
could stand a better chance of win-
ning in general elections with the
popular former president.
"The government has done ev-
erything it can to postpone elec-
tions until the end of the year said
Edmond Dupuy, an opposition can-
didate for the lower house of par-
liament.
U.N. diplomats said they hoped
the new date would be within a
week or two of the original.
"It is the view of the Security
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP)-
Sometimes even Alabama legis-
lators have a hard time explain-
ing what they do.
Take Internet taxation as an
example.
Last Tuesday, the House
passed a resolution by Sen. Bobby
Denton setting up state commis-
sion to look at possible ways to
tax sales on the Internet.
Within minutes, the House
also passed a resolution by Rep.
Bob McKee that did the exact
opposite. It encouraged Congress
to extend the current morato-
rium against Internet taxation
beyond its expiration date in
2001.
"It's amazing what we do
McKee, R-Montgomery.
"It's pretty inconsistent said
Denton, D-Muscte Shoals. "I
don't believe the House knew
what they were doing
Internet sales have sparked a
lot of discussion during the cur-
rent legislative session, much like
the rise in catalogue sales did a de-
cade ago when lawmakers feared the
trend would wipe out state sales tax
revenue.
The Legislature was never able
to do anything about catalogue
sales, and now lawmakers are un-
certain what to do about Internet
sales because federal laws and com-
plicated issues of interstate com-
merce are involved.
Demon's resolution has made it
all the way through the Legislature
and is awaiting the governor's sig-
nature to make the it official. He
said he would like the Advisory
Commission on interstate Com-
merce to look at ways to tax Internet
transactions and protect state and
local governments against a loss of
sales tax revenue, much of which
goes to public schools.
Denton, a singer, is well versed
in Internet commerce because he
sells his pop and gospel recordings
on his own web site,
bobbydenton.com.
McKee said concerns about
Internet sales are overblown be-
cause the state's sales tax collec-
tions keep rising each year de-
spite more e-commerce.
McKee, who is in the invest-
ment business, credits the
internet with the boom in the -
American economy and fears it"
will slow down if states starting
taxing Internet transactions.
"The Internet is one of the
greatest inventions since the
wheel and it's here to stay he
said.
His resolution against
internet taxation is now pend-
ing in the Alabama Senate,
where Senate President Pro Tem
Lowell Banon said he will make
sure it dies by burying it behind
other legislation awaiting a vote.
"It's on the bottom of the
basket where it will stay for the
rest of the quadrennium he
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Under the proposal outlined by
President Clinton two weeks ago,
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North Carolina and 27 other
states that do not report medical
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most grievous ones to the public.
But doctors contend that report-
ing mistakes openly will not prevent
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"The (private) peer-review pro-
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After negotiating with the hos-
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return for promising to keep its
name a secret.
Their malpractice suit, like
most, was settled before it ever hit
the courtroom meaning the public
will never have the names or the
details of some of the worst medi-
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hear, and ECU may just experience a
moment of political influence over this
great big world.
OURVIEW
Some students at UNC-Chapel Hill recently wandered around
campus naked to protest against American-owned sweat shops.
They would "rather wear nothing than sweat-shop clothes they
said. So our question is, why didn't anybody at ECU get naked?
Why don't we ever do anything cool enough to get on the front
page of the News and Observer?
Oh, wait, we do. We tear down goa posts and get really drunk,
though not normally in that order. Not that there's anything wrong
with that, but it is vastly less glamorous than protesting against
the great civil rights violations in the world. It makes us look a little
careless.
After all, when elections come around most of us shrug our
shoulders and hear about the results on the news, if at all. We
generally believe that nothing ever changes, and that our voices
don't carry. Most of the time we're right.
But when you sit in philosophy class and discuss the many soci-
etal wrongs the underprivileged face on a daily basis, don't you
ever want to come out from behind the desk and do something
about it? Don't you want to use your college education to help
those who never had that choice? You can, you know. They do it at
other schools.
So pay more attention. When somebody asks you to get naked
for sweat-shop kids, don't hesitate to strip off those clothes and
moon the world for peace. What's the worst that could happen,
besides the obvious arrest that may ensue? The best part is, some-
one may hear, and ECU may just experience a moment of political
influence over this great big world.
LETTER TO EDITOR
Sidewalk ads are better than the alternative
Dear Editor,
After reading the opinion column entitled,
"Graffiti advertisers keep vandalizing campus"
I became outraged. I understand that an opin-
ion column is indeed your opinion, but did you
stop to think before you typed? I would much
rather have chalk covered walkways than
wasted paper taped and pinned to every free
space on campus.
When prospective students come to visit
campus, do you think they enjoy looking at the
sheets hanging from trees in the courtyard? I
think they look trashy and would much rather
see tastefully done sidewalk art. Writing on the
sidewalk is an environmentally friendly way to
advertise. It does not waste paper nor does it re-
lease CFC's in the air. The grounds crew does not
have to clean it up, the foot traffic and rain will
wash it away. As for it getting on your clothes,
you should be smart enough not to sit on it, after
all you are in college. Would you rather see graf-
fiti on the side of a building or on a bathroom
stall? Until I see profanity or X-written material
on walkways students should be able to adver-
tise on sidewalks. Students who advertise this way
should be given a round of applause, they cap-
ture the attention of everyone.
Elizabeth Davis
OPINION COLUMN
NALS masks prejudice mandated by Congress
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OPINION COLUMN
Good things aren't brought by alcohol
Stephen Kleinschmit
OPINION COLUMNIST
I know that other columnists are a little more
cheery than I am, but sometimes I feel some
things really have to be said. It really saddened
me this past Thursday when I picked up The
East Carolinian and found that an ECU student
had been killed by a drunk driver.
While reading the front page article, I glanced
at the picture of the victim, and felt disheart-
ened at the loss. Though I have never met this
beautiful young woman, I have been angry all
weekend that something like this has happened.
This weekend, I had the opportunity to sit
back and drink a couple of beers. It seemed like
after every grudging sip, all I could think about
was the loss that her family has had to bear. I
can't explain why it has been nagging me, maybe
it's the tragic loss of another ECU student. Or it
could be the injustice.
I just remember all the weekends I have been
here in Greenville, and all the alcohol related
stuff I have seen. Alcohol poisoning. Fights that
have led to hospital stays. Unplanned parent-
hood. Car wrecks and deaths. I have never seen
any thing good come from alcohol.
To me, it takes a very feeble minded person to
decide to drive while intoxicated. I hope that the
law catches every one of you bastards, and takes
away your licenses. Then you can ride around on
a little ass moped for a year and have all your
friends laugh at you.
All I can say is people, get some frickin' sense
I hope that this article is a wake up call to some
of you out there. Chances are if you are stupid
enough to drive drunk, you probably are not the
type of person who picks up a newspaper fre-
quently, so I'm afraid that I preaching to the
wrong crowd.
The next time you drink please remember to
call a cab, or crash on the couch at a friend's
house. Leave your car at the apartment, so you
don't have the temptation to drive. Take control
of your own life and don't let alcohol make the
decisions for you.
This writer can be contacted at
skleinschmit@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
OPINION COLUMN
Accident shows importance of safe driving
Patrick McMahon
STAFF WRITER
Dorcas A. Brule
OPINION COLUMNIST
Literacy used to be a clear-cut term, mean-
ing the ability to read. Illiteracy, on the other
hand, meant that one couldn't read. Even the
politically-correct regulators have gotten a hold
of ;the term literacy and have mutilated it into
different levels, so that now, the word literate
has little meaning without an explanation as to
how far one's degree of literacy reaches.
In its 1991 National Literacy Act, Congress
defined literacy as "an individual's ability to
read, write and speak in English, and compute
and solve problems at levels of proficiency nec-
essary to function on the job and in society, to
achieve one's goals, and develop one's knowl-
edge and potential
The National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS)
is responsible for bringing political correctness
to the world of literacy. In 1988, Congress re-
quested that the Department of Education con-
duct a survey to determine the literacy level of
American adults. NALS is known as the most
reliable source of data collection on literacy in
the United States.
INALS has pinpointed three different kinds
of4iteracy: prose literacy, document literacy and
quantitative literacy, which have been further
divided into five levels of efficiency, with the
fifth level reflecting the highest skills and first
leyel reflecting the lowest. Have we simplified
so'many things with political correctness that
we've run out of interesting things to catego-
rize?
With this new system, NALS found a total of
21-23 percent of American adults (aged 16 years
or older) were at Level 1 reading ability. Level 1 is
the lowest literacy level and is characterized by
difficulty in reading simple texts and computa-
tional skills deemed necessary for functioning in
the world today.
Aren't these people functioning? They aren't
dead. Obviously they have found a means to get
along in the world that is alternate to literacy.
I think our nation's drive to be the best at ev-
erything in the world tends to negate the strength
of people who are able to function in this world
without the knowledge of reading. While I am by
no means advocating that we not teach reading in
school�or that those who are illiterate shouldn't
take the time to learn to read�I just find it inter-
esting that illiterate people face a kind of hidden
prejudice from the government because they bring
down America's scores while maintaining a per-
fectly adequate standard of living for themselves,
and that this hidden prejudice has been ordered
by the Congress in the form of NALS.
Creating levels of literacy and doing away with
the term illiteracy seems like a very touchy-feely
way of making people who can't read feel better
about themselves and masking for the rest of the
world the very real issue of illiteracy. Like so many
other PC ideas, the NALS has given a crutch to
those who can't really read, which, in the end,
doesn't help them at all.
This writer can be contacted at
dbrule@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
Last Thursday night was a night that I prayed
would never happen. My entire life I've worried
about it, sweated about it and generally con-
vinced myself that it would never happen. I
wrecked my frickiri' car. The damage was some-
what extensive, coming in at around $1,500-
$1,800 worth of fenders, bumpers, headlights
and paint. What makes it worse was the fact that
I hit a telephone pole going about 30 miles per
hour while stone cold sober and driving by my-
self.
While I was taking a left-hand turn off 10th
Street onto the road between Miami Subs and
The Pantry, a man with a video camera distracted
me. About the time I looked up and gathered my
senses, a telephone pole grew legs and jumped
into my lane.
Obviously distraught about my car, I calmly
walked over to the man with the video camera
and proceeded to asked him exactly what he was
doing at 2:30 a.m. with a video camera in front
of a sub shop. He wasn't as forthcoming with his
answers as I would have initially liked, so we got
into a brief argument which came to a swift and
conclusive end when he told me who he was and
what he was doing. The man was Mark Eagle's
stepfather.
As you may remember, Mark is the student
who was struck and seriously injured while try-
ing to cross 10th Street at about the same spot
of my wreck. Now, someone explain to me how
I'm supposed to yell and scream at the man I
believe to have caused my wreck when his son is
in the hospital fighting for his life? I just couldn't
continue arguing after he told me who he was.
Sitting there talking to him about Mark (who
unfortunately slipped back into a coma Thurs-
day morning) made me realize just how lucky I
was in my accident. Sure, I pretty much totaled
my car, but think of everything else that could
have happened. I walked away from the wreck
and was extremely fortunate not to be seriously
hurt.
Someone could have been standing on the
sidewalk where I went over the curb, or, a person
could have been trying to cross the street. I could
have killed someone, or for that matter, myself
because I took my eyes off the road.
A brief lapse of judgment on my part could
have ended another soul's life. One of my best
friends, which I mentioned in a previous column,
was killed when a driver took his eyes off the road
for just an instant. He died because someone
wasn't paying attention to what they were doing.
Either that, or they were paying too much atten-
tion to what they were doing and not on driving
safely.
I'm gonna turn into a dad for a minute so just
deal with it. A car is not a toy. I know we learned
that crap in driver's education, but it really is
the truth. People our age don't realize the inher-
ent danger that driving an automobile can bring.
Every day some one jumps into a car and just
drives around recklessly figuring that everyone
else will just get out of the way. That is just stu-
pid. Hov many more Mark Eagles or Elizabeth
Labuses must there be before people stop driv-
ing like idiots and jumping in a car after drink-
ing?
My wreck goes to show that accidents happen
regardless if you are a perfect driver or not. That
is why they call them accidents. Rut when an ac-
cident is the result of negligence on the driver's
part, it becomes a public-safety issue.
If I could take my eyes off the road for just an
instant and hit a telephone pole, then you could
just as well bend down to pick up a CD out of the
floor and kill someone. Keep your eyes on the
road and be alert at all times. I know I will.
This writer can be contacted at
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Year of the dragon
Chinese Zodiac
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You are imaginative, charming and truly gener-
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You are also inclined to be somewhat of an oppor-
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good with your hands. But you should guard
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You are sensitive, emotional and capable of
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sentimental and seem superficial. Being cautious
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intelligent, gifted and a perfectionist but these
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You would be well-suited to be an artist, priest or
politician.
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Rich in wisdom and charm, you are romantic
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tude toward money. Keep your sense of humor
about life. The Snake would be most content as a
teacher, philosopher, writer, psychiatrist or fortune
teller.
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Your capacity for hard work is amazing. You
are your own person- very independent. While in-
telligent and friendly, you have a strong streak of
selfishness and sharp cunning and should-guard
against being egotistical. Your sign suggests suc-
cess as an adventurer, scientist, poet or politician.
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; Except for the knack of always getting off on
j the wrong foot with people, the Goat can be .
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� but the first to complain about things. Put aside
; your pessimism and try to be less dependent on
material comforts. You would be best as an actor,
gardener or beachcomber.

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You are very intelligent and have very clever
; wit. Because of your extra-ordinary nature and
i magnetic personality, you are always well-liked.
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! an opportunist and distrustful of other people.
Your sign promises success in any field you try.
Rooster
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i The Rooster is a hard worker, shrewd and
I definite in decision making, often speaking your
, mind. Because of this, you tend to seem boastful
; � to others. You are a dreamer, flashy dresser and
; are extravagant to an extreme. Bom under this
sign you should be happy as a restaurant owner,
i" publicist, soldier or world traveler.
Dog
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The Dog will never let you down. Bom under
this sign you are honest and faithful to those you
love. You are plagued by constant worry, a sharp
. tongue and a tendency to be a fault-finder. How-
ever, you would make an excellent business man,
activist, teacher or secret agent.
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You are a splendid companion, an intellectual
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;� carry them out. You are sincere, tolerant and hon-
� est, but by expecting the same from others, you
are incredibly naive. Your quest for material goods
may be your downfall.
Melanoma risk increases
with spring temperatures
Sun seekers beware of
tanning beds, low SPF sunscreen
Shawn Lightfoot
STAFF WRITER
Scantilly-clad Spring-Breakers are
at a high risk for developing mela-
noma, a cancer affecting the pig-
ment-producing cells known as
melanocytes. Melanoma cancer is
caused by ultraviolet radiation
damage, or by inheriting certain
mutant genes from a parent.
"Melanoma cases are rising expo-
nentially said dermatologist Dr.
Dennis Polley. Melanoma accounts for
four percent of skin cancer cases, but
causes 79 percent of all skin cancer deaths
The American Cancer Society estimates that in the new year,
47,700 Americans will be diagnosed with melanoma cancer. Of that number, 7,700
people are expected to die from it this year.
Melanoma tumors are identifiable. For
men, melanoma develops on the back,
head or neck. For women, melanoma usu-
ally develops on the back of the legs. These
tumors can develop from a mole, or can
rise on apparently normal skin. If a mole
increases in size, changes shape or color,
itches or bleeds, It may be a melanoma tu-
mor. Though melanoma tumors are iden-
tifiable, diagnosis of such a tumor is con-
firmed by a skin biopsy.
A biopsy is a simple surgical procedure
where a piece of skin is removed and ex-
amined under a microscope. Treatment of
the tumor is based on its thickness, its lo-
cation and the presence or absence of mela-
noma elsewhere in the body.
According to Polley, not all melanoma
is sun-induced. Besides the skin, melanoma
also forms on the eyes, the mouth, the va-
gina, large intestines and other internal
organs.
Skin color plays a role in the develop-
ment of melanoma.
"The risk of getting melanoma goes up
with the risk of getting sunburns said der-
matologist Dr. William Burke. "The risk of getting sunburns goes up with fair-
skinned people
There is a length of time a person can stay exposed to sunlight before that
person starts to get sunburned, which is also known as the minimal erathema
dose (Mt:D). The MED varies from person to person depending on their skin type.
According to Dr. Burke, a fair-skinned person with red hair and freckles has a MF.D
that allows for only 30 minutes to an hour of sun exposure. Fair-skinned people
with blond hair and blue eyes can stay exposed to sunlight for two hours. Dark-
haired Asian and Mediterranean people can stay exposed for four to five hours
without getting sunburned.
"People with very dark skin can stay exposed pretty much all day Burke said.
"However, people with darker skin types are still susceptible to developing mela-
noma
For those who choose to tan indoors, tanning beds are potential sources for
melanoma cancer.
"None of it is really safe at all said Jeff Padget from A Cut Above Tanning.
But, Padget thinks booth tanning can be a preventive measure.
"It's more like sunlight, so you won't get burned when you go out into the
sun he said.
Polley does not encourage the use of tanning beds, since all sources of ultravio-
let radiation can cause melanoma cancer.
"They're uniformly bad for people A tan is a visible sign of a skin injury
caused by ultra- violet light, which is a known carcinogen he
said.
There are simple ways to prevent
the development of Melanoma,
especially for those who find them-
selves at the beach over Spring Break.
�Avoid excessive exposure to sun-
light and other sources of ultraviolet
radiation.
� Stay out of the sun during the
middle of the day, when ultraviolet
light is more Intense.
� Wear wrap around sunglasses
with a 99-100 percent ultraviolet ab-
sorption.
� Use sunscreens with a SPF of 15
or higher.
� Wear clothing and large-
brimmed hats during the middle of
the day
This is applicable to people of all
skin types. Even on days where there
is partial cloud cover precautions
should be taken to protect oneself
from ultraviolet radiation. Teenagers
and young adults should pay special
attention to these precautions.
According to Burke, 80 percent of the sun
exposure is relieved before we turn 21 years
old. Therefore, teenagers and young adults
are at a high risk for developing melanoma
if they are not careful.
This writer can be contacted at
slightfoot@studentmedia.ecu.edu.

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determines attitude
Working atmosphere causes isolation
Kristen Monte
FEATURES WRITER
The alarm clock jolts you out of a sound sleep and
the dreaded words rise into your throat. Work. A nega-
tive working environment can influence other factors
in your life, besides your attitude towards your job.
"A bad working environment is when there is no
trust said Dr. Lynn Roeder, director of the Center for
Counseling and Student Development. "Trouble starts
when everyone isolates themselves and tends to pick
and choose what they want to do, rather than what is
the best thing to do for the office
Gossip among workers is one of the main causes
of lost trust in a working environment, according to
Roeder. It only takes one person in the workplace to
disrupt an entire staff. Trust breaks down and people
begin to form groups against each other. When there
is no trust it is not pleasant to come to work.
One of the goals of employers is to create a healthy
working environment for their employees. According
to Healthy Workplace, a company that focuses on
McDonald's employees' attitudes about their job
are often determined by their peers and working
environment (photo by Patrick Raulet)
helping other companies create a good working envi-
ronment, employers must recognize the needs of em-
ployees and connect with them. Satisfied, healthy
stimulated people are creative, productive and moti-
vated employees.
"I think a good working environment is where ey-
erybody works as a team Roeder said. "The colleagues
you have become like a second family and I think
you should have a sense of warm trust
There are many benefits of a good working envi-
ronment for both employers and employees. Marry
companies spend millions of dollars a year on em-
ployees calling in sick simply because they don't want
to go to work. Furthermore, stress tends to take op
physical symptoms causing people to miss work.
According to the Department of Health and Hu-
man Services, stress in a workplace causes burnout of
employees. Burnout is a syndrome of emotional ex-
haustion and lowered personal accomplishment. Jt
causes employees to become overly involved emotion-
ally, overextend themselves and feel overwhelmed by
the demands imposed by their clients. These feelings
lead people to express a sense of inadequacy about
their ability to work with clients. They may feel a sen$e
of failure, low self-confidence and many people be-
gin to experience depression.
The three most effective ways for employers to pre-
vent employee burnout are sound management, posi-
tive work climate and ample support and recognition.
According to the Department of Health and Human
Services, there are many strategies a company can use
to create a better workplace environment. They in-
clude varying tasks in the daily work routine, makirjg
the office as pleasant and cheerful as possible, involv-
ing staff in the decisions that directly affect them arid
recognizing staff efforts and contributions. Employ-
ees need to feel job satisfaction in order to have tre
motivation to perform work tasks. Key factors of job
satisfaction are achievement, recognition for accom-
plishment, challenging work, increased responsibil-
ity and growth and development, according to trie
Department of Health and Human Services.
"A lot of work isn't easy, so if you have a nice,
supportive environment around you it helps Roeder
said.
Many major companies are hiring consulting
groups to come to their offices and to help establish
healthy working environment. The Perspective Con-
sulting Group is a human resources and organizational
development consulting firm which helps clients cre-
ate a productive and good working environment. Thy
place value on personal integrity, creating meaning-
ful results and confronting and managing complex
issues and company problems. '�
"I believe the key elements of a good working en-
vironment are essentially the same as the elements t?l
a good human environment said Beverly Bow, prin-
cipal consultant for the Perspective Consulting Group.
"Individuals must have a clear sense of purpose in their
work; their contributions are valued and acknowl-
edged, there is opportunity for growth and develop-
ment and there is a spirit of enthusiasm for being part
of a larger team working toward a common purpose
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'more like a keg, hire a personal
trainer to hel you get rid of your
tummy. Personal trainers are cer-
tified and
well-
trained to
help you
reach your
fitness
goals.
Almost
all gyms of-
fer per-
sonal train-
ing to cus-
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' trainers are
more than
workout
experts,
they are
health in-
structors
teaching
physical
and mental
knowledge
of one's
own body.
Personal
trainers teach safety, technique and
general health.
So who needs a personal
trainer? According to Nancy Mite,
director of the Student Recreation
Center, there are two kinds of cli-
ents.
"There are people who have
never lifted and don't know the
proper techniques, and there are
people who've been lifting five or
so years and haven't seen results be-
cause they haven't used proper
Alden Borremo assists Jeremy Marsh during a
leg excersise.photo by Garrett McMillan).
technique Mize said.
Safety is an important issue
when working out. Just ask Lisa
Collins, director of For Women
Only Fitness Center.
"We had one women who had
upper chest pain, then we found
out she was pressing at 160 for
three sets of three Collins said.
"We adjusted her weight to 65 for
three sets of ten. She was never
shown proper technique Collins
said.
Safety
and tech-
nique go
hand-in-
hand. If
your tech-
nique is
bad, your
not lifting
safely; in
other
words, if
your body's
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you're do-
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Richard
Gary, direc-
tor of Pulse
Athletic
Club, said
personal
trainers
Most personal trainers are certi-
fied. Various certification programs
include ACSM, ACE, AFFA and
NAFTA. However, at the SRC, per-
sonal trainers are students trained
by a certified staff. According to
Mize, most student personal train-
ers at the SRC are exercise and sports
science majors. Althought they are
not certified, they have been trained
by professionals.
Students seeking a personal
trainer in Greenville are in luck. The
SRC offers packages at a reasonable
price. Students wishing to work in
pairs can get a partner package and
split the cost. According to Mize,
prices at SRC are cheap because stu-
dents have student fees figured in.
if you choose to go off campus,
Pulse Athletic Club is one option.
The average amount of sessions is
four.
"Most sessions are total body
workouts, but some customers need
to work out a specific area, like a ro-
tator cuff, these average about one
or two Gary said.
The important thing is that a
personal trainer steers clients in the
right direction.
"Hopefully, customers can
learn the techniques they're taught
so they can do them on their own
and save some money Gary said.
Another option for women is
For Women Only Fitness Center.
According to Collins, women tend
to concentrate workouts on their
"behind and legs, where women
carry their fat She also said most
women want a lean rather than
bulky look. Hollins preaches a bal-
ance of "physical health, nutrition,
weight lifting and cardiovascular"
According to Mize, Gary and
Hollins, a personal trainer is terrw
porary and somewhat expensive.
The purpose is to set clients in the
right direction so they can achieve
their fitness goals on their own.
"We want to help them in.mak-
ing a lifestyle change Hollins said.
This writer can be contacted at
mfi5cher@studentmedia.ecu. edu.
Abdul-
Shakoor
Farhadi
School of
Art
help in this respect.
"We teach customers to use
equipment correctly, such as the
proper amount of sets and reps
Gary said.
Mize and Gary believe that
knowledge is a fundamental com-
ponent to any training session.
"Hopefully they get the physi-
ological knowledge of exercise,
equipment and starting out with
the right amount of weight Mize
said.
Using the weighted medicine ball, student Jeremy Marsh
works on his six pack, (photo by Garrett McMillan)
Elbera Rodriguez
STAFF WRITER
On the second story of ECU'S
School of Art building, Associate
Professor Abdul-Shakoor Farhadi sits
busily working at his computer. Piles
of books and papers scattered
throughout his office represent his
strong dedication as both a profes-
sor and an architect, rather than a
tendency towards disorganization.
No matter how many projects he
has to grade or work on himself, he
never hesitates to make time for visi-
tors, especially those that are stu-
dents.
"I'm a friend of my students
Fahardi said. "When they need me,
I do everything I can to help them
Before making Greenville his
permanent residence, Farhadi
taught architecture at Kabul Univer-
sity in his native country, Afghani-
stan. Political unrest eventually
forced him and his family to flee
from the war torn nation, years later
he began teaching environmental
design at ECU.
One would think that a man
holding a master's degree in archi-
tecture from N.C. State and an Hon-
orary Doctorate degree from Vir-
ginia Theological University, as well
as several awards for developing and
redeveloping communities
throughout eastern North Carolina
and abroad, would be doing any-
thing but teaching.
"Teaching is a good thing
Farhadi said. "My grandfather was
a teacher, my father was a teacher, 1
am a teacher, and now my daugh-
ter is a teacher. We're a family of
teachers and we've all been happy
doing what we're doing. No, the pay
doesn't nearly compare to that of an
architect, but I'm not in it for the
money. I enjoy my work and that's
what's important
Farhadi hasn't completely lost
touch with the world of architecture.
He often involves himself in projects
aimed toward the restoration of old
buildings or the redevelopment of
cities and towns including
Greenville. In fact, many of the re-
developments made downtown can
be attributed to Farhadi and his
work.
"Architecture is the culture of a
people Farhadi said. "We should
preserve our architecture to preserve
that part of our culture. People need
to realize the importance in doing
this
According to Farhadi, many
beautiful buildings have been lost
because of our failure to properly
maintain and preserve them.
" During the 1950s and 60s many
people turned to wood and alumi-
num siding in order to make old
buildings more modern. This was a
mistake he said. "Now the govern-
ment is spending lots of money try-
ing to change these same buildings
back to their original state. Many
people think new is always good and
old is always bad. But, the best build-
ings were built a long time ago.
These are our old buildings today
Farhadi is teaching art history
these days. He was recently able to
add a new course to the program;
"The History of Middle Eastern Ar-
chitecture He believes anyone
should be able to study architecture
since it's an integral part of
everyone's life; it's something we
depend on and it should not be over-
looked.
"Architecture is life Farhadi
said.
This writer can be contacted at
erodriguez@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
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Dear Marjorie,
I have a problem; it is embarrass-
ing to admit but I really have no one to talk to. I
work at a local establishment, and 1 am just an aver-
age employee. I come in, I do my job and I go home.
1 do not date women from work, nor do 1 go out
with them when they go to the Cellar. Lately, I have
been the object of many crass, lewd and offensive
comments, and I do not appreciate this. The women
that I work with who have higher positions than me,
apparently think that it is acceptable to comment
on my sex appeal and masculinity. If I was to return
the favor, I would lose my job. 1 don't think that my
male or female friends would respect me if I went to
them with this, so I don't know what to do. Is there
any way that I can stop the comments about "my
special friend" at work?
-Role Reversal
Dear Role Reversal,
I have actually witnessed several situations like
yours before; a man being harassed by his co-workers.
Regardless of gender, anyone who feels like they are be-
ing compromised or slandered by the people who he or
she works with should speak up. It is your inherent right
as a person to feel comfortable in your working environ-
ment, and no one should be able to take that from you,
regardless of how much sex appeal they think that you
have.
The most obvious way to handle this situation would
be to confront these women and tell them how you feel.
Don't let them convince you that saying that you want
this treatment to stop is a slight to your masculinity. Be
open and honest, and in most situations, this will solve
the problem. If it doesn't, I would go to someone, a man
in your case, in a position of authority over these women
and tell him how you feel. You may have to swallow
your pride, but the harassment will stop.
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five. I love him, and he has always been in bed with' me,
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my house to spend the night with me. I think that it
will feel weird sleeping without my teddy bear. Do you
think that my boyfriend would mind having Pook in
bed with us?
Bear Bound
Dear Bear Bound,
Apparently, this is the first time that a guy has ever
stayed with you. I sincerely doubt that once you have
crawled underneath the covers and snuggled up against
your boyfriend's chest you will even have a second
thought about the bear. If you do and you still miss
him, 1 would wait a couple more weeks before you
reintroduce the bear into the bed. You wouldn't want
vour man to feel like he was inadequate. (If that is the
case though and he is not satisfying you as a bed com-
panion, go back to the bear and wait until you find a
man more fulfilling and distracting!)
Any questions, queries or complaints can be sent to
Marjorie at marjorie@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
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bosses.
"The effects of this are committed employees who
will do their best to help the organization succeed
Bow said.
According to Roeder, there are many ways to
handle a bad working environment. Talking to the
boss, communicating with other employees, hiring a
consultant and going on company retreats are all ways
to get rid of stress and build strong employee bonds.
"You have to realize what you have control over
and what you don't Roeder said. "You may feel help-
less, but there may be things you can do
People also have to decide what type of worker
they are. According to Roeder, some employees are
open and warm and prefer to work in an environ-
ment where there is a lot of social interaction. Others
enjoy keeping to themselves and working alone.
"When people think about their future- their ca-
reer- they really need to think about what kind of
environment they like to be in Roeder said.
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SPORTS
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SPORTS BRIEFS
Burton wins
xsi in Las Vegas
� ' Jeff Burton's victory Sunday in
jthe CarsDirect.com 400 was the
"sixth in a row for Jack Rousch's
drivers in the 1.5 mile oval. The
, team has also won all three Win-
,spn Cups, two Busch series
events and one truck series
4vent.
Burton brags of three wins in-
cluding two Winston Cups and
Sunday's Busch race, Mark Mar-
tin took home the Winston Cup in
1?98 and last year's Busch race,
arid Greg Biffle won the truck race
iSist September.
�. Martin ended up third after
leading several times on Sunday.
� "Mark and Jeff are really good
at these intermediate tracks, and
they're also real good at sorting
trteircars out Rousch said. "So
"We've got a real head start. We've
also been extraordinarily lucky.
'This weekend kind of surprised
me. I told some people before we
came out here that with as good
as we've been out here, I didn't
think we'd win another race out
here for ten years, and here we
are
Stanford
falls to No. 3
As March Madness gets un-
-derway, Cincinnati is back on top
of the ESPNUSA Today coaches'
basketball poll.
j , The Bearcats (28-2) received
all. 31 first-place votes and a total
rvpf-775 points from a nationwide
panel of coaches.
t �; Duke (24-4) moves up from
"fourth to second following two
; conference victories against
' Ctemson and North Carolina.
Stanford is third (25-2) with
722 points following Big Ten
ywwmbers Michigan State (23-7)
; and Ohio State (22-5).
; Arizona dropped from No. 3 to
Z No. 6 after losing to Oregon State
; on Thursday then again to Or-
Jj egon on Saturday.
3 . Temple (23-5) remained in
i seventh place while Tennessee
t(2A-S) moved from 10th to eighth.
�fowa State (26-4) and Florida (23-
�-&$ound out the top 10.
i Assistant Irvine
named interim coach
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Z Alvin Gentry was fired as the
h coach of the Detroit Pistons on
2 Monday.
fj" This was Gentry's first stab as
an NBA coach after ten years as
J an assistant with four teams. He
was replaced on an interim basis
; Vf assistant George Irvine, said
JfJ. Carter, a Pistons spokesper-
3�pn'
Gentry is the sixth coach to be
tfibbd this season following Darrell
' Walker replacing Gar Heard as
fie coach of the Washington Wiz-
ards in late January,
j � Irvine joined the Pistons last
year from the Indiana Pacers,
�where he worked 16 seasons as
JJhe director of basketball opera-
tions. He was also an assistant
3?or the Golden State Warriors for
3wo years.
Pirates lose in play-in game
Season ends
with loss
Stephen Schramm
SPORTS EDITOR
Friday night, ECU's up-and-
down season came to an end in
the CAA Tournament play-in
game, in Richmond, Va. The Pi-
rates lost to American 74-54.
"Anytime you get into the 8-
9 play-in game, there is the fear:
Are your kids going to be ready
to play said Head Coach Bill
Herrion. "This team finally hit
the wall. I think we tried to make
a few runs, but we just didn't
have it
The Eagles opened the game
on a 12-4 run, with American's
Patrick Doctor scoring seven
points in the first five minutes.
With 10:32 remaining in the first
half the Pirates cut the American
lead to three with a pair of
Vinston Sharpe free throws.
American extended their lead to
six, but the Pirates responded,
cutting the lead to two following
a pair of layups by freshman
Travis Holcomb-Faye.
The Eagles did not let up as
they calmly built their lead back
up to as much as 14 before half-
time. The Pirates went into the
locker room at halftime down 12.
"This is tournament time, it's
do or die said American's
Jarion Childs. "We played hard
and together as a team
"They came out of the gates
and shot really well said ECU
senior Neil Punt. "We didn't re-
spond to that. You have to give
American credit. We knew it
wasn't over at halftime, and we
never gave up in the second
half. That has been the charac-
ter of this team all year long
In the second half,
American's lead hovered
around 10 points as the Pirates
failed to mount a productive
rally. With 17:31 remaining iA
the game, American went on a
13-0 run, that saw the Eagles
open up a 21 point lead with
14:43 left.
"I just wanted to settle
down and tonight I got the
open looks and the shots fell
for me said American's
Ronald Hearns.
Hearns led all scorers with
28 and contributed seven
points to the 13-0 run.
With 11 minutes left the Pi-
rates cut the lead down to nine,
but that would be as close as
they got.
"I'm proud of these guys
Herrion said. "They could have
packed it in, but they never
did
The Eagles responded with
six straight points and put the
game out of reach. "You have
to give American all of the
credit Herrion said. "They are
a great team
The Eagles cruised to a 20
point victory and a trip to the
quarterfinals, while the Pirates'
season came to a close. ECU fin-
ished the campaign at 10-18.
"It's been a difficult year
Herrion said. "We have a lot of
work to do on the program. We
need talent, attitude, character,
toughness, competitiveness
This writer can be contacted at
sports&s tuden t media, ecu. edu.
Baseball team sweeps Navy
This weekend, ECU's baseball team swept Navy. The Pirates beat
the Midshipmen twice in a doubleheader on Saturday, 10-9 and 7-
6. On Sunday the Pirates beat Navy 3-2.
ECU'S Nick Schnabel (two) went 5-for-8 on the day Saturday. He hit two solo home
runs. The Pirates Lee Delfino scored a run, notched one RBI and had one hit in the
first game Saturday. Pitcher Jeremy Schumacher (14), gave up nine hits and four
runs in Saturday's first game. ECU's Cliff Godwin congratulates Justin Hyde following
Hyde's home run in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.
Pirates lose to Seahawks
Women lose final
regular season game
Emily Kopemiak
SENIOR WRITER
The ECU women's basket-
ball team failed to end their
season the way they desired.
Wednesday night, the Lady Pi-
rates were defeated by the UNC
Wilmington Seahawks 67-45.
A jump shot made by
Tamilla Murray, at the 16:24
minute, was the last time the
Lady Pirate's would take the
lead. ECU was unable to come
back and found themselves los-
ing by as much as 11 points.
The Seahawks performed
impressively throughout the
first half, making 15 out of 27
shots. ECU connected on 13 of
30 shots throughout the first
half for a 43.3 percent from the
field in comparison to UNCW's
55.6 percent. However, the
Lady Pirates were able to com-
pete with 14 rebounds and six
turnovers, while the Seahawks
had 15 rebounds and five
turnovers.
"It seemed like we weren't
into it at all said Nikki
Brown. "It seemed like we
were tired, we couldn't do
anything, we couldn't execute
an offense and couldn't play
defense. We should have
switched up defenses
quicker
Throughout the second
half, the Seahawks maintained
a lead of at least seven points.
ECU scored just four out of 30
shots and six out of 10 at the
free throw line. ECU con-
cluded the game with 31 re-
bounds and a 28.3 shooting
percentage. The Seahawks
ended the night shooting 45.1
percent and 44 rebounds.
"I was pretty disap-
pointed said Danielle
Melvin. "I think we were over-
looking Wilmington. We felt
like we were betterthan them,
but we didn't go out there and
play like we were better than
them
Melvin, one of the two play-
ers of the night to score in the
double digits, contributed 13
points and eight rebounds.
Waynetta Veney also added
double digits with a team-high of
14 points.
"As a whole we came out flat
Veney said. "We didn't play de-
fense at all, our defensive inten-
sity was not there. We dug a hole
for ourselves that we couldn't get
out of. I think we weren't able to
put the ball in the basket
Unfortunately, both suffered
injuries, and only Veney was able
to return to the game. Melvin will
have her ankle evaluated.
It is still not decided who
ECU's opponent will be for the
CAA tournament starting Mar.
8. Seeding for the competition
will be determined this week.
This writer can be contacted at
ekoperniak@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
Tennis teams beat Aggies, Spiders
Kohl, Spears win
against N.C. AT&T
Ryan Downey
STAFF WRITER
Futyk wins
Doral-Ryder Open
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Jim Furyk has Tiger Woods to
3hank for his win at the Doral-
Styder Open on Sunday. Even
yiough Woods was not even play-
ing, Furyk says that he was his
inspiration after watching him
ipojie from seven back to win the
fefble Beach National Pro-Am.
! JWith five birdies on his last
Sefcn holes, Furyk closed with a
y-uhder 65 for a 2-stroke win over
rranklin Langham.
The men's and women's ten-
nis teams were in action this
weekend against Richmond and
N.C. A&T, respectively.
Both were able to come away
with wins. The Lady Pirates
pushed their record to 9-2 and
the men's team rose above .500
at 8-7 for the season, 1-1 in the
CAA. This win is the second vic-
tory in a row for the men after
defeating Elon on Thursday.
"I feel happy that we got the
win, but I felt like we went into
singles unprepared said head
coach Tom Morris. "We won
four out of six in singles, but
they were closer matches then
we would have liked. We did
play well in doubles but let
down in singles, and we can't
afford to do that
Although not all things went
perfectly for the team, they are
starting to show the spark they
need to have going into a tough
Spring-Break schedule featuring
many nationally-ranked teams.
"We didn't play great and we
still won Tobias Boren said.
"When you don't play well and
win anyway it makes you stron-
ger
The men are starting to turn
this season around. After play-
ing poorly in doubles competi-
tion for much of the season, the
team is starting to show the men-
tal toughness and confidence it
takes to pull out the close
matches. Coming into the match
they still had many questions
about doubles, but were able to
put them to rest.
The doubles started off slow
when the Pirate duo of Nicholas
Jaffrelot and Alexandre Girard
lost to Richmond's Picric and
Lyndell Jordan prepares to return a
serve against N.C. A&T. (photo by
Garrett McMillan)
Davis 6-1, 6-2. The Pirates
turned things around in the
next few matches which fea-
tured a 8-6 victory by ECU's
Oliver Thalen and Brad
Sullivan as they squeezed by
the Spider's Flader and Paker.
In the final doubles match,
Boren and Jon Walton smashed
the Spiders pair of Scordo and
Scraford.
"It's good to get an early win
in the conference Brad
Sullivan said. "I felt we played
pretty well, the team is start-
ing to co� together. We are
all starting co click as a team
Working out the doubles
combinations has taken some
time, but it looks like the tweak-
ing might be done.
"It took us a while to figure
out who played best with who;
we played with a lot of combi-
nations Morris said. "You
need to find a fit with game
styles and personalities. We
believe we have found the right
fit; I hope we found the fit. I
think the last match helped us
out a lot. I think we see some
positive things ahead of us I
think we are a little better then
last year
The women continued their
winning streak, which is up to
six n a row. In a shortened
match due to rainy weather,
the Lady Pirates crushed The
Agies of N.C. A&T who showed
up late. The match featured
dominant singles. At the No. 1
position, freshman Lyndall
Jordan picked up a 6-1, 6-4
win against N.C. A&T's Delane
Speas. That match proved to
be the closest match of the
day. The other matches were
completely one-sided. ECU
freshmen Emily Kohl terror-
ized Tonetta Landis winning in
straight sets 6-0, 6-0. The No.
3 player and team captain,
Meredith Spears, also won 6-
0, 6-0, mirroring her
teammate's score.
Also picking up wins were
Andrea Terrill, who beat
Latoya Alston, 6-1, 6-1, and
freshman Kate Veazey who
defeated Celeste Morehead by
the same score. Those victories
proved to be all that was
needed for the Lady Pirates to
win another before the match
was called due to rain.
"It started raining after we
had won the fifth point and we
did not play the No. 6 or
doubles Morris said. "I felt
the girls played well today. We
are looking forward to a hard
Alexandre Girard gets ready to face a
Richmond serve, (photo by Garrett
McMillan)
week of practice before next
weekend's match against UNC-
Oreensboro
The Lady Pirates will have
some time to rest before the next
group of matches. Their next
match will be at home on March
nln? UNC-Pembroke and
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This writer can be contacted at
rdowney@studentmedia.ecu.ety.
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(AP)-Ken Griffey Jr. and Juan Gonzalez are
feeling comfortable with their new teams, even if
these are only exhibition games.
Griffey homered in a Cincinnati Reds uniform
for the first time Sunday, leading a split squad
over the Texas Rangers, 5-2.
"It's still spring Griffey said. "You're just try-
ing to get your eye
Griffey hit a solo shot in the fourth inning off
Jeff Zimmerman that broke a 2-2 tie at Sarasota,
Fla Dmitri Young added a two-run single and
Sean Casey an RBI single for the Reds.
Lee Stevens and Tom Evans homered for Texas.
At Lakeland, Fla Gonzalez played his first
game against major leaguers for the Detroit Ti-
, gers, going 1 for 3 with a single in their 9-5 win
over the Kansas City Royals.
Gonzalez, acquired in a nine-player trade with
' the Rangers, had a tight left hamstring following
� an exhibition game Wednesday against Florida
Southern. It wasn't anything serious, but man-
ager Phil Garner held him out of the Tigers' first
two games of the regular exhibition season.
"Everything felt normal Gonzalez said. "I had
my first at-bat in a different uniform. Everything
else was the same
Gonzalez, who is pondering the Tigers' $140
million contract offer, singled in the fifth inning
off Jason Rakers, a right-hander who spent most
.of last season with the Buffalo Bisons of the Triple-
,A International League.
Gonzalez is a two-time AL Most Valuable Player
who hit .336 with 39 homers and 128 RBIs last
season for the Rangers.
"I'm real happy here Gonzalez said. "I feel
comfortable. I see everybody smile here. Every-
body is relaxed. Everybody plays better that way
At Tampa, Fla Roger Clemens was roughed
up in his first spring outing, while Jose Lima'
pitched two hitless innings as the Houston Astros
beat the New York Yankees 6-2.
The World Series champion Yankees played
their regular lineup and slipped to 0-4 in exhibi-
tions. They've been outscored 34-15 and have
not held a lead in any game.
The Astros, who left Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio
and Moises Alou back in camp, are 3-0.
Clemens, the winning pitcher when New York
finished off its Series sweep against Atlanta last
October, allowed five runs and six hits in 2 23
innings.
"I don't think whether I throw shutout innings
or give up runs it makes any difference Clemens
said. "I worked on typical spring training stuff
In other games:
�Mets 10, Dodgers 7
At Vero Beach, Fla Al Leiter and Kevin Brown
each pitched three scoreless innings in their first
outings of the spring, and Todd Zeile singled and
hit a three-run homer against his former team.
Charlie Hayes added a two-run shot for the Mets,
while Adrian Beltre hit a two-run homer and Eric
Karros had a two-run double for the Dodgers.
�Pirates 5, Phillies 3
At Clear-water, Fla Jimmy Anderson, trying
for the final spot in the Pirates' starting rotation,
pitched three hitless innings in his first spring
start. Pete Rose Jr a non-roster player in Phillies
camp, had an RBI grounder in the seventh fol-
lowing Rob Ducey's leadoff triple. Aramis Ramirez
drove in three runs with two doubles.
�Cardinals 2, Expos 1
At Jupiter, Fla Chad Hutchinson, a former
quarterback at Stanford, allowed one hit in three
shutout innings for St. Louis. The Cardinals got
the go-ahead run on a sixth-inning sacrifice fly
by Larry Sutton, who replaced Mark McGwire at
first base after three innings.
�Devil Rays (ss) 7, Braves 6
At Kissimmee, Fla Josh Hamilton doubled
home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning after
Miguel Cairo was hit by loser Winston Abreu.
Braves starter John Smoltz, trying to work on his
knuckleball, allowed three runs and five hits in 1
23 innings.
�Reds (ss) 2, Devil Rays (ss) 1
At St. Petersburg, Fla Greg Vaughn, whose 45
home runs helped keep Cincinnati in contention
for a playoff spot until the final day of the regu-
lar season, was 0 for 2 against his former team.
�Orioles 7, Marlins 5
At Fort Lauderdale, Fla Charles Johnson hit
a three-run homer and Ryan Minor had a solo
shot. Mike Mussina, making his first start of the
spring, allowed four earned runs and six hits in
three innings, giving up a three-run homer to
Mike Lowell. The Orioles also learned Scott
Erickson will miss at least the first month of the
season following arthroscopic surgery on his right
elbow.
�Twins 11, Red Sox 6
At Fort Myers, Fla Matt Lawton had a two-
run homer and an RBI double, and Cristian
Guzman hit two triples as Minnesota had 14 hits.
Through five games, the Twins are hitting .324
(59 for 182), with 12 doubles, three triples, six
homers and 34 RBIs.
�Indians 9, Blue Jays 6
At Toronto, Russell Branyan went 3 for 3 with
four RBIs, hitting a three-run homer as the teams
finished a two-day trip to SkyDome. Back in Win-
ter Haven, Fla Indians manager Charlie Manuel
was released from a hospital following emergency
colon surgery Feb. 28. There's naword on when
he'll rejoin the team.
OPINION COLUMN
MLB needs to look in the
mirror when it comes to racism
Stephen Schramm
SPORTS EDITOR
John Rocker rejoined the Atlanta Braves last
week when he showed up for spring training
amidst a media circus. The left-handed reliever
had his suspension from Major League Baseball
cut In half by an arbitrator and will be avail-
able in the.Braves bullpen by late April.
Rocker offended just about everybody with
his racist comments in a December issue of
Sports Illustrated. Baseball was quick to react,
originally suspending him through May. While
Rocker's comments were deplorable and his
apology last week was trite, the fact that Major
League Baseball is condemning another for in-
sensitivity and discrimination is embarrassing.
Is this not the organization that had a
"gentlemen's agreement" against signing any
black players? Is this not the league that kept
minority players out until 1947 when Jackie
Robinson came into the league?
The fact remains that before baseball can
punish someone for being a bigot, they need to
look at themselves because when it comes to
race relations, baseball doesn't exactly have a
stellar track record.
Baseball had a "gentleman's agreement" that
prohibited minorities from playing in the ma-
jors that came to an end in 1947 with the ar-
rival of Jackie Robinson.
Now baseball's failure to achieve racial har-
mony manifests itself in its personnel decisions.
In a sport In which most of its players are
minorities, the color of their front offices and
managers have remained the same for decades.
Currently, of the 30 managers in major league
baseball, only four, Felipe Alou in Montreal, jhe
Cub's Don Baylor, Dusty Baker of the Giants a$d
Jerry Manuel of the White Sox, are minorities.
Baseball has been very public in their efforts
to hire more minorities, yet during this winter,
managerial vacancies In Baltimore, Cleveland,
Detriot and Colorado were all filled by whites.
Detriot, in fact, did not even interview a minor-
ity before they settled on Phil Garner. Garner
did not have a winning record in his previews
stint as manager of the Milwaukee Brewers. ��
The problem of discrimination in basebajj's
hiring practices is not a new issue. In 1988, Lps
Angeles Dodgers Vice President Al Campanis said,
in an interview on ABC's "Nightline that mi-
norities lacked the "mental capabilities" to man-
age at the major league level. ��
The issue of the lack of minority Wrings has
been a prevalent issue for over a decade, it has
not gotten better. �v
For baseball to take the high ground in -the
Rocker situation is admirable. However, it is
somewhat hypocritical for Major League Base-
ball to condemn someone for racial bias, because
baseball itself has its own racial issues to address
before it can pass judgment on someone else" -
This writer can be contacted at
sports@studentmedia.ecu.edu. :&
Dan Marino talking to Vikings
Reality Check
"One more trip off campus to find a place to live
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find someone to share the rent. I wonder if it's too
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ren Moon, Randall Cunningham, Jeff George�and
now Dan Marino?
The NFL's career passing leader is being asked
to follow his fellow quarterbacks who made stops
in Minnesota to resuscitate their waning careers
and get a shot at that elusive Super Bowl title.
Marino was offered Minnesota's starting quar-
terback job last week in talks with Vikings coach
Dennis Green, two sources close to Marino con-
firmed today. They did not want to be identi-
fied.
The offer was first reported Sunday night by
ESPN and Fox Sports Net, citing unidentified
sources. They said Green assured the former Mi-
ami Dolphins star that he would be the starter.
Marino, who has not attracted much interest
from other teams, is also considering retirement.
The Vikings wanted a decision by Sunday night,
but Marino sought more time to make up his
mind.
He'll likely make a decision by the end of the
week, said one of the sources.
The 38-year-old quarterback became a free
agent last month after voiding his contract with
Miami. The Dolphins then signed free-agent quar-
terback Jay Fiedler.
ESPN said Marino's agent, Marvin DemofLJias
had discussions with the Vikings on a contract
that would fit within the club's salary-cap struc-
ture.
Because Marino had an off year in 1999� he
could sign a deal with easily reachable incentives
that would not squeeze the Vikings too moth
against the salary cap. 'H
The Vikings, who have shaken up their roster
and coaching staff this offseason, are hoping
Marino won't pass up a shot at playing with�ris
Carter and Randy Moss, who thrived last j$ar
with the equally strong-armed George.
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Cincinnati moves back to No. 1
Cincinnati moved back into the top spot of
the AP college basketball poll today, the Bearcats'
third stint at No. 1 this season.
They used a thrilling comeback win over
DePaul and a rout of Saint Louis that capped an
unbeaten season in Conference USA to move up
one place and replace Stanford, which lost to
UCLA in overtime.
Cincinnati (28-2) received 66 first-place votes
and 1,743 points from the national media panel.
The Bearcats were No. 1 for five weeks early in
the season until losing to Xavier. They were out
of the top spot for three weeks before moving
back in for another six weeks until losing to
Temple.
"It's nice to be able to say you finished your
senior year No. 1 Bearcats forward Ryan
Fletcher said. "That's a nice accomplishment
the final poll of the season will be released
next Monday, the day after the field for the NCAA
tournament is announced.
Stanford (25-2) was No. 1 for the last two
weeks and was a unanimous choice last week.
But the Cardinal had their 13-game winning
streak snapped by UCLA on Saturday. They re-
ceived two first-place votes and 1,634 points.
Duke moved up one place to third, while Big
Ten co-champions Ohio State, which received the
other two first-place votes, and Michigan State
each moved up two spots to fourth and fifth.
Temple, which lost to St. Joseph's last week,
dropped from fifth to sixth and Iowa State, the
Big 12 champion, moved from No. 10 to seventh.
Tennessee also moved up three spots to
eighth, while Arizona, which lost at Oregon State
and Oregon last week without injured center
Loren Woods, fell from third to No. 9.
LSU moved from 12th to No. 10, its first ap-
pearance in the Top Ten since being ranked ninth
on Nov. 25, 1991.
Florida led the Second Ten and was followed
by Syracuse, Texas, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kentucky,
Oklahoma State, Indiana, St. John's and Mary-
land.
Connecticut, Purdue, Miami, Kansas and Illi-
nois completed the Top 25.
Miami, which beat St. John's 74-70 in over-
time Sunday to earn a share of the Big East regu-
lar-season title with Syracuse, moved back into
the rankings for the first time since the Preseason
Top 25.
The Hurricanes, who have won five in a row,
replaced Auburn, which fell from 19th after los-
ing to LSU and Arkansas last week, the Tigers'
third and fourth consecutive losses. The last three
losses have been without suspended forward
Chris Porter.
Auburn, fourth in the preseason poll, got as
high as No. 2 this season and had been ranked
every week since Dec. 14, 1998.
Furyk steals the show at Doral
MIAMI (AP)�Tiger Woods can raise the level
of play even when he's not playing.
Just ask Jim Furyk, who drew inspiration from
Woods for a stunning comeback to win the Doral-
Ryder Open on Sunday.
Furyk had every reason to lose hope when
Franklin Langham chipped in for birdie to take a
6-shot lead with only seven holes to play on the
tame Blue Monster.
Langham, going after his first victory in his
101st PGA Tour event, had not come close to a
bogey all day. Furyk couldn't get an important
putt to fall.
But Furyk had been in his position before,
even if he wasn't the main character.
Only a month ago, he was paired with Woods
in the final round of the Pebble Beach National
Pro-Am. Where Woods was seven behind with
seven holes to play, Furyk was even further back.
"If you had told me Tiger was going to win
that event, I would have laughed at you Furyk
said.
Instead, he watched Woods make eagle from
the 15th fairway and birdie two out of the final
three holes, grabbing a 2-stroke victory with a
little help from fast-fading Matt Gogel.
On Sunday, it was Furyk's turn.
With five birdies on his last seven holes, Furyk
closed with a 7-under 65 for a 2-stroke victory
over Langham in the Doral-Ryder Open. His 265
tied the tournament record set in 1993 by Greg
Norman.
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Pistons fire Coach Alvin Gentry
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AUBURN IIII.LS, Mich. (AP)-Alvin Gen-
try was fired as coach of the Detroit Pis-
tons today, a little more than two years
after replacing Doug Collins.
Gentry, in his first try as an NBA coach
after 10 years as an assistant with four
teams, was replaced on an interim basis
by assistant George Irvine.
The Pistons, led by All-Stars Grant Hill
and Jerry Stackhousc, are 28-30 and fourth
in the Central Division.
Irvine's first game as coach will be
Wednesday night at home against Denver.
General manager Rick Sund said the
Pistons' inconsistency became more evi-
dent in recent weeks, with the team strug-
gling for a playoff spot.
"I think we've watched these slumps,
we've said just give it more time, just give
it more time Sund said after practice to-
day. "Well, time is running out
The dismissal was not expected and
could signal that Hill has become con-
cerned about the team's chances of mak-
ing the playoffs under Gentry.
Hill is the key to everything the Pistons
Professor O'Cools
have done all season. Gentry always ap-
peared to have his support and the Pistons
desperately hope to re-sign him when he
becomes a free agent after the season. If they
lose Hill, five years of building and waiting
may have been in vain.
"I just think it's unfortunate in this busi-
ness when you go through stretches like
this Hill said after practice. "This is tough,
unfortunate. I've been around Alvin. He's a
great guy and did the best job he could
Hill said Gentry addressed the team to-
day and appeared jovial, relaxed and pro-
fessional when he told the players he was
fired. Hill said Gentry told them "this is the
nature of the beast; this is the nature of the
business
The Pistons have had one defensive
breakdown after another this season. They
have not played well on the road, going 8-
21. The latest example came Saturday, a 110-
97 loss at Washington for Detroit's third
straight loss.
"It seems like every night an unsung hero
comes up and beats us Stackhouse said
after the latest defeat. "It's almost like we're
snakebitten "
The firing marks the sixth NBA coacnViu
ing change this season, the most recent�
one at Washington on Jan. 29 when DarrtM
Walker replaced Gar Heard, the otheJr
changes were at Golden State, the Los An
geles Clippers, Phoenix and Vancouver.
Detroit finished 29-21 in last year's
lockout-shortened season, then lost in the
first round of the playoffs to Atlanta. ,rv
The year before, Detroit missed the
playoffs and finished 16-21 under Gen
try. He took over on Feb. 2, 1998 after
Collins was fired. Gentry was hired as per
manent coach for the following season '
In 1995, Gentry finished out the se�
son as Miami's interim coach after the Hea.t
fired Kevin Loughery.
He guided the Heat to a 15-21 record
for the final 36 games of the 1994-95 sea�
son, but was not offered the job at the end
of the season. He then joined the Pistons-
as an assistant for the 1995-96 seas6h
under Collins. , .�;?
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ecutive with several teams, has been ah
assistant with the Pistons since 1999.
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FOR RENT
SUBLEASE 3 bdrm 3 bath washer
dryer micro, included very clean apt.
Avail. May 1st- July 29th option to re-
new lease yourself! $275.00 each
month plus utilities call 758-8692 in
Players Club.
TOWNHOME FOR lease or sale two
bedroom 1 12 bath on ECU bus ro-
ute. Twin Oaks $475 a month or
$52,000. Call Andy Days 758-7474
and nightsweekends 757-2038.
ROOMMATE NEEDED ASAP $225
month 12 utilities, 10th St Cypress
Gardens. Please call Shakira 413-6824.
DOCK SIDE - 2 bedroom, 2 bath, new-
ly renovated duplex townhome with
multi-car covered parking. Includes
washerdryer $650month 919-834-
7702.
TWO MALE roommates needed to
share 5 BR house 5 blocks from cam-
pus. 275 per month. Call 931-9205.
STANCILL DRIVE. 2 bedroom, 1 bath
brick duplex. Walking distance to ECU.
$450month. Pets OK wfee. Call 353-
2717 or 756-2766. E-mail Ken-
dra@esn.net
3 BEDROOM House 109 Summit St.
Close to campus downtown, deck
wshdry storage, large rooms, ready
now. & 735.00 month for info call 752-
9806 or 329-2842.
CLASSIFIEDS
FOR SALE
1994 FORD Mustang (teal), V6 au-
tomatic, fully loaded, 90.000 miles,
good condition. Price $6,995 (negoti-
able). Call Lisa at 830-1272.
1999 CHEVE Tahoe LT loaded like
new 50,000 miles leather 328-4700.
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NO CREDIT check. Cellular Phones
Pagers. ABC Phones 931-0009. 316-D
East 10th St. (next to Papa Oliver's Piz-
za),
HELP WANTED
SUMMER CAMP counselors needed
for premier camps in Massachusetts
& New Hampshire. Positions available
for talented, energetic, and fun loving
students as general counselors and
speciality counselors in all team sports,
all individual sports such as Tennis &
Golf, Waterfront and Pool activities,
and speciality activities including art.
dance, theater, gymnastics, newspa-
per, rocketry & radio. Great Salaries,
room, board, and travel. June 17th-Au-
gust 16th. Enjoy a great summer that
promises to be unforgettable. Check
out our web site and apply on line at
www.greatcampjobs.com or call 1-
800-562-0737.
OTHER
WALK TO ECU, 1 bedroom apt,
$300month. available now. 125
Avery Street Call 758-6596. ask for
Thomas.
ECU AREA Big 3 bedroom house with
central heatac. Fenced in Pet area.
Avaialble immediately! $600 month.
Call 830-9502 leave a message.
ROOMS AVAILABLE in quiet home
in Ayden County Club Drive $225 00
monthly, utilities included, responsible
for own long distance phone calls
Quiet mature male graduate student
only. Call Bill, 746-2103.
1 BEDROOM Apt. available. WD
hookup No Pets. Quiet area. Call Dog-
wood Hollow Apts. 752-8900.
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SNOW SKIS 187cm Head Radials
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$275, $180 OBO U.S. Ski team Spyd-
er Jacket $200. Call Josh 329-9042
leave message.
'92 MITSUBISHI Eclipse GS- navy
blue. CD player, standard transmission
$4,000 OBO. Call Jamie at 830-1272.
COMPUTERS: 75MHZ. IBM Compat-
ible. 1 gigabyte hard drive. 12 mega-
bytes of memory, and more! Selling
288006ps modem and HPDeskjet
600C printer also! $500- Call 329-0351
and leave a message.
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AFFORDABLE LEGAL Services All
moving traffic violations. Speeding
tickets. Unlimited toll-free consultation
with an attorney. Letters written on
your behalf. Lawsuits, etc. 355-8858.
D.J. FOR HIRE
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FOR ALL FUNCTIONS & CAMPUS
ORGANIZATIONS
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RINGGOLD TOWERS
Now Taking Leases for
1 bedroom, 2 bedroom &
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CALL 752-2865
WANTED: PAYING $6.50hr. plus
bonuses for qualified telemarketers.
No Friday or Saturday work. Hours
4:30-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday;
3:30-8 p.m. Sunday. Call Energy Sav-
ers Windows & Doors, Inc. at 758-
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! Get 12 off security deposit '
through March 31, 2000
1 or 2 bedrooms,
1 bath, range
refrigerator, free
watersewer,
washerdryer
hookups, laundry
facilities, 5 blocks
from campus,
ECU bus services.
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South:
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emergency maintenance
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Rent is $196.66, plus 13 of utilities
and phone. Located in Courtney
Square. Includes pool, and mini gym
Please call 353-8402.
PETS ALLOWED: roommate needed
for 3-bdrm house. Need someone from
March-end of July. 260mo. Located
ianice quiet neighborhood near cam-
pus. Please call 329-8582 ASAP
NON-SMOKING, Studious female
roommate wanted for mid-May 3 bed-
room. 3 bath apartment. $250 plus
13 utilities, private phone line. No
pets. Call 931-9467
ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 2
bedroom 112 baths at Georgetown
Apts. across the street from campus.
$280 month plus 12 utilities. Call Jay
561-8156.
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$ 1200 month. 19 years of guaranteed
results! Call 757-2292 for Free Consul-
tation!
ADULT ENTERTAINERS and dancers
needed. Must be 18 own phone and
transportation. No drugs. Make $1500
weekly. 758-2737.
ADULT ENTERTAINMENT 18. FT
FT. $300-500wk. 746-8425.
EXOTIC DANCERS $1000-$ 1500
weekly. Legal lap dancing. No experi-
ence needed. Age 18 up, all national-
ities. 919-b80-084 Goldsboro.
$7.00 PER hour plus $150.00 per
month housing allowance. Largest
rental service on the Outer Banks of
North Carolina (North Carolina). Call
Dona for application and housing info
800-662-2122.
FUN LOVING person needed for part-
time attendant position at family en-
tertainment center. If you are an ener-
getic, outgoing, fun-loving, people per-
son please apply Monday-Saturday
between 10AM-3PM at Starcade Fun
Gallery. 112 Carolina East Mall.
GOLDEN CORRAL Due to expanding
business we are hiring for all positions.
Company benefits- apply anytime no
phone calls please.
JOIN THE BBC- The Buffalo Brew
Crew, BW-3, Buffalo Wild Wings, now
hiring 3 part time delivery drivers, flexi-
ble hours, apply @ 114 East 5th street.
W-F 3-5pm.
CAMP DIRECTOR: Accept the chal-
lenge and make a difference in the
lives of girls ages 6-17. Must be at least
25 with supervisory and camp experi-
ence. Mid-May to August resident
camp in Johnston or Vance County.
Room and board included. Programs
include swimming, canoeing, horse-
back riding, arts and crafts, and out-
door skills. Contact Kate Hoppe at 919-
782-3021 or 800-284-4475.EOE
THE GREENVILLE Recreation and
Parks Department id recruiting part-
time youth baseball coaches. Applic-
ants must possess some knowledge
of baseball skills and have the ability
and patience to work with youth. Ap-
plicants must be able to coach young
people ages 5-8, in baseball funda-
mentals. This program will run from
mid-June through July. Salary rates
start at $5.15 per hour. For more in-
formation, please call Judd Crumpler.
Michael Daly or Ben James at 329-
4550 after 2 pm Monday-Friday.
CAMP STAFF: Available positions in-
clude: lifeguards, counselors, lead
counselors, nurses, boating instruc-
tors, and program director. Overnight
Camps in Johnston and Vance Coun-
ty. Room and board provided. Swim,
canoe, arts and crafts, and outdoor
skills. Contact Kate Hoppe. Pines of
Carolina Girl Scout Council, 919-782-
3021 or 800-284-4475. EOE
EARN EXTRA cash! Wafflehouse is
hiring cooks and salespeople. Excel-
lent earnings and benefits. Step by and
fill out and application today! Come
and join a great team!
SUMMER ACTIVITIES DirectorCo-
ordinator- Mature person needed for
summer beach cottage at Indian
Beach form May to August. Responsi-
ble for providing lifeguarding at the
ocean, checking in groups, providing
recreational information for groups,
and supervising beach cottage activi-
ties, housing provided at cottage. Send
letter of interest and resume to Direc-
tor, Baptist Children's Homes of NC,
2557 Cedar Dell Lane. Kinston, NC
28504 EOE.
THE GREENVILLE Recreation & Parks
Department is looking for umpires for
the Adult SpringSummer Softball
League. Pay will range from $13-$20
a game. Clinics will be held to train
new and experienced umpires. How-
. ever, a basic knowledge and under-
standing of the game is necessary. The
first training meeting will be held
Thursday, March 9 at 7:30pm at the
Elm Street Gym. Softball season will
run from May thru August. For more
information, please call 329-4550 af-
ter 2:00pm Monday through Friday.
APPOINTMENT SETTING telemar-
keters. Full-time or part-time Flexi-
ble hours. Great for students or ca-
reer marketers. Health insurance, paid
vacation. Great pay plus benefits and
bonuses. Call Thermal -Gard 355-0210.
FULL TIME part time employment
with benefits. Truck driverwarehouse
man. Must have current NCDL with-
out violations. Requires loading, un-
loading, and local delivery of materi-
als. Please apply at Burton Window
and Door Center 321-6911.
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MC app. We supply all materials at
no cost. Call for info or visit our web-
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SOFTBALL OFFICIALS Meeting.
ECU Intramurals will be having a meet-
ing March 8. 9:00pm in the SRC 202
for anyone interested in working as a
Softball official for the upcoming sea-
son. For more information call 328-
6387.
CHOOSING A Major and a Career:
This one-session workshop helps you
explore your interests, values, abilities,
and personality and find out which oc-
cupations or majors may match ac-
cordingly. You will learn how to gath-
er information about the occupations
you've identified. This workshop
meets every Thursday at 3:30-5:00.
For more information, please contact
the Center for Counseling and Stud-
ent Development at 328-6661.
LOOKING FOR that first apartment is
exciting. Be smart and learn tips for
inspecting a new place, understand-
ing your lease and knowing what you
want. If you are moving off campus
for the first time, attend "A Place of
Your Own Tuesday. March 7, 5-6:30
pm in 212 Mendenhall or Wednesday,
March 8th. 7-8:30 p.m. in 248 Men-
denhall. Call 6881 for more infor-
mation.
REGISTRATION FOR General College
Students: General College students
should contact their advisors the week
of March 20-24 to make arrangements
for academic advising for FallSummer
2000. Early registration week is set
for March 27-March 31
CHILD SWIM.Lessons. March 25-
April 15. Sign up for MonWed
6:45pm-7:30pm or TuesThurs.
6:45pm-7:30pm. The cost is $25
mem-$30non-mem. Each child will in-
itially be placed in a level based on
age and ability. Children must beat
least four years old to participate. Reg-
istration is March 1-24. Please be pre-
pared to indicate your child's age and
swim experience when registering. For
more information call 328-6387.
HANG GLIDE March 25. the dunes
of Kitty Hawk will be your classroom
as we set out for a day of fun in the
sky. Spaces are limited in this Adven-
ture Program staple road trip so please
sign up early. Cost is $85mem-$95
non-mem and the registration dead-
line is March 10, 5pm For more infor-
mation call 328-6387.
"SEE HOW They Run" Wednesday.
March 8 ,4pm. Mendenhall Under-
ground. Finally there is a workshop to
help with all those plaguing meeting
problems. Learn how to negotiate par-
liamentary procedure, set agendas,
and effectively run group meetings.
These skills will not only save your time
and sanity but will make you far more
popular at your club meetings!
GOLDEN KEY will meet today at 5:30
in GC 102b Come and elect your new
officers. If you don't receive e-mails
about our meetings, please e-mail
meekdog@hotmail.com . Hope to see
you there!
PERSONALS
GOOD JOB ECU men and womens
basketball team on a great season.
Love the sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi.
GREEK PERSONALS
PANHELLENIC WOULD like to con-
gratulate this week's sisters of the
week: Pam Cuthrell. Leigh Hancock,
Michelle Ross, Lori Hewitt, Erin Adam,
Sallie Shepard, Alexi Hasapis, April
Herring, and Marie Davis.
AOPI WOULD like to wish all soroi-
ties and fraternities a safe and awe-
some Spring Break!
SIGMA ALPHA Epsilon last Friday's
Heaven and Hell social was out of this
world! It will definitely be a night we'll
never forget! Love, Alpha Phi.
THE SISTERS of Alpha Xi Delta would
like to invite all girls interested in so-
rority life to our spring fling open house
March 7th form 5-7. Please call 758-
5677 for details. Hope to see you there!
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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1 SPRING Break Vacations! Cancun.
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charges) Space is limited! Book it now
All major credit cards accepted! 1-800-
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EXSS MAJORS Club will meet Wed-
nesday March 8th in the Pirate Club
Building at 7:30 pm. All students at-
tending AAHPERD-plan to meet March
20th to discuss plans for the confer-
ence, new members always welcome.
HAMMOCKS BEACH State Park.
March 25-26. Come learn or expand
basic sea kayaking skills. Come experi-
ence two days of paddling in varying
surf and weather conditions. It is the
perfect location for a laid back wee-
kend of paddling and exploring. Cost
is $50mem $65non-mem and the
registration deadline is March 10.
5pm. For more information please call
328-6387.
ROANOKE RIVER National Wildlife
Refuge, April 1-2. Come learn and ex-
pand basic sea kayak skills and experi-
ence this natural area. The cost is $50
mem-$65non-mem and the Registra-
tion Deadline is March 22. For more
information please call 328-6387.
CPR FOR the Professional Rescuer-
Challenge, March 28 6pm-8pm or
March 31 3pm-5pm. This course is de-
signed for those individuals who cur-
rently possess a CPR-FPR certification
Participants must bring their own book,
and pocket mask. Course requirements
include skill and written evaluations.
Cost is $20mem-$30non-mem and
Registration is March 13-30.
INTENDED CSDI Majors: all General
College students who intend to major
in the Department of Communication
Sciences and Disorders and have Mr.
Robert Muzzarelli or Mrs. Meta
Downes as their advisor are to meet
on Wednesday, March 22 at 5 p.m. in
Brewster C-103. Advising for early reg-
istration will take place at that time.
Please prepare a tentative class sched-
ule before the meeting. Bring Taking
Charge, Your Academic Planner, and
use the worksheet to develop your
schedule.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
BACKPACKING AT Mt. Rogers.
March 31-April 2. Spend a weekend
at Virginia's highest peak and experi-
encing 10-12 miles of moderate tp
strenuous terrain in a breathtaking
mountain environment. Cost is $50
mem-$65non-mem and the Registra-
tion Deadline is March 22. For morij
information please call 328-6387.
TEST PREPARATION: This workshop
is designed to enhance your skills i(i
preparing and taking exams. It will
offer new tips and strategies to allow
you a less stressful experience. This
workshop will meet March 8 a,t
11:00am. For more information,
please call The Center for Counseling
and Student Development at 328-6661.
TRY YOGA! Treat yourself to the re-
laxation you deserve. Cost is $15
mem-$25non-mem. Yoga Beginnej:
March 29-April 26. Wed. 4:00pn5:18.
Reg. March 6-27. Yoga Intermediate-
March 28-Apnl 15, Tuesdays 5:30pm
6:45pm. Reg. March 6-27. Yoga Ad-
vanced. March 27-April 24. Monday
4:00pm-5:15pm. Reg. March 6-M.
Power Yoga: March 27-April 12. Mori
Wed 5:30pm-6:45pm. Reg. March 6-
27. For more information please call
328-6387.
TAI CHI. March 21-May 4. TuesThurs.
12:05-12:50pm. Experience the art of
maintaining the body mind, relaxation
and self-defense. This class strength-
ens the heart and increases muscle
tone. It improves circulation, concen-
tration, peace of mind, balance, weight
loss and coordination. Registration is
March 13-27. For more information )
please call 328-6387.
FREE AQUA Fitness and Group Fit-
ness Classes. Stuck in Greenville for
Spring Break? No Problem! ECU Fit-
ness isn't going anywhere, so join us
for FREE classes all week long. March
13-17. Check the schedule or call the
hot line. 328-6443 for class informa-
tion.
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WELCOME COLLEGE
STUDENTS - FOR A RIDE
CALL 830-1186
CHRIST PRESBYTE-
RIAN CHURCH
4889 Old Tar Road
Winterville
355-9632
Services: 9:30 a.m. Sun.
JOIN US FOR A GOOD
BIBLE PREACHING,
FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE, A
CHURCH THAT CARES
IMMANUEL FREE WILL
BAPTIST CHURCH
317 Vernon White Road
Winterville
756-2670
Services: 10, 11 a.m 6
p.m. Sun 7:30 p.m.
Wed.
DYNAMIC WORSHIP -
JOHN 4:24 DYNAMIC
MESSAGE - ACTS 2:38
FIRST UHITED
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH
114 E. 11th Street
Greenville
757-3033
Services: 10 a.m 7:30
pm. Sun 7:30 p.m. Wed.
WHERE GOD IS PRAISED.
LIVES ARE CHANGED &
FRIENDS ARE MADE!
CHURCH OF CHRIST
1700 SE Greenville Blvd.
Greenville
752-6376
Services: 9 & 10:15 a.m.
Sun 7 & 8:30 p.m. Wed.
WE INVITE YOU TO OUR
SERVICES
SAINT JAMES UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
2000 E. 6th Street
Greenville
752-6154
Services: 8:30 &- 11 a.m
Sun College Sunday
School class 9:45 a.m.
A MULTI-CULTURAL
CHURCH-CUTTING-EDGE
MUSIC-ACTIVE CAMPUS
MINISTRY
FAITH AND VICTORY
CHURCH
3950 Victory Lane
Greenville
355-6621
Services: 9 & 10:45 a.m.
Sun 7 p.m. Wed.
REACHING OUT WITH THE
CLAIMS OF CHRIST
FIRST FREE Will
BAPTIST CHURCH
2426 S. Charles Blvd.
Greenville
756-6600
Services: 9:45 a.m.
Sunday School, 11 a.m 7
p.m. Sun 10 a.m. Er 7
p.m. Wed. Bible Study
COME AND SEE WHAT
GOD INTENDED CHURCH
TO BE
KOINONIA CHRISTIAN
CENTER CHURCH
408 Hudson Street
Greenville
752-1848
Services: 8 & 11 a.m.
Sun 7 p.m. Wed.
PIRATES WORSHIPPING
WITH PIRATES
UNITY FREE WILL
BAPTIST CHURCH
2725 E. 14th Street
Greenville
756-6485
Services: 8:30, 9:45, 11
a.m 6 p.m. Sun 6:30
p.m. Wed.
A WARM WELCOME
AWAITS YOU AT THE
GREENVILLE CHURCH
OF GOD
GREENVILLE CHURCH
OF 600
3105 S. Memorial Drive
Greenville
355-6595
Services: 9:45 a.m 6p.m.
Sun 7:30 p.m. Wed.
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Title
The East Carolinian, March 7, 2000
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East Carolina's student-run campus newspaper was first published in 1923 as the East Carolina Teachers College News (1923-1925). It has been re-named as The Teco Echo (1925, 1926-1952), East Carolinian (1952-1969), Fountainhead (1969-1979), and The East Carolinian (1969, 1979-present). It includes local, state, national, and international stories with a focus on campus events.
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