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Young Carolina Ballet to visit
Greenville
2 days to go until Spring Break
NEWS BRIEFS
Memorial service
A memorial service for Elizabeth Ann
Labus will be held at 5:30 p.m. tonight at
the Newman Catholic Center.
Spring Break
Spring Break begins tomorrow. Classes
will resume Monday, March 20. Have a fun
and safe break!
Poetry slam
Expressions' at 7:30 p.m. on Friday,
March 10, at the Percolator Coffee Shop in
downtown Greenville. To compete, submit
four to five poems and bring a $5 entry fee.
To attend, bring $1. A prize of $50 will go to
the best poet. For more information call
328-6927.
Informational meeting
The English department will be holding
an informational session for those students
who have some interest in becoming an
English major. The meeting will take place
at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 23 in the Faculty
Lounge of GCB. For more information, call
Sandra Tawake at 328-6023 or e-mail her
at tawakes@mail.ecu.edu.
Baseball
ECU and Appalachian State kick off a
weekend of baseball at 4 p.m Friday,
March 10. At 1 p.m. Saturday, March 11 the
Mountaineers of Appalachian State will take
on the Pirates again. The final game
between the two teams will take place at
1 p.m. on Sunday, March 12. All games will
be played at Harrington Field.
Forum
The Staff Forum will meet at 3:30 p.m.
today in the Great Room at Mendenhall.
Reception
The Interior Design exhibition will hold a
reception at 8 p.m. tonight in the
Mendenhall Gallery.
Hamstring run
The 6th annual Hamstring Hustle 5K
RunWalk will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday,
March 12 in downtown Greenville. The race
is presented by the medical student council
to benefit Reach Out and Read, a national
children's literacy program that encourages
parents to read to their children. Various
businesses are sponsoring the race by
donating prizes.
Knitters needed
Knitters are needed to make hats for
cancer patients for the Leo W. Jenkins
Cancer Center's "Hats with Hugs" program.
Volunteers will make hats and donate them
to cancer patients who have lost their hair.
Crochet and knitting novices are welcome
to come learn how to make hats and yarn
donations are also welcome. The group will
meet from noon-1 p.m Tuesday, March 14
in the Surgical Conference Room on the
second floor of the Cancer Center. For
more information call 816-7867.
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THURSDAY, MARCH 9. 2000
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Dean of Students position dissolved
Administration under-
going reorganization
Terra Steinbeiser
NEWS EDITOR
A recent decision made
by university officials will elimi-
nate the current position of the
Dean of Students, Dr. Ronald
Speier.
Dr. Garrie Moore, the vice
chancellor for Student Life, who
is responsible for the decision,
said the university is examining
the entire Division of Student
Life to determine and refigure
the existent and future needs of
the university.
"We need to meet our current
needs and look at our projected
growth Moore said. "We're un-
dergoing an organizational re-
newal process, and that involves
consolidating positions. What
we're doing is not unique
The dean of students posi-
tion will be renamed as associ-
ate vice chancellor for Student
Life. The new associate vice
chancellor's duties have not
been outlined as of yet, but ac-
cording to Moore, they will be
similar to Speier's current respon-
sibilities.
Speier serves as the faculty
adviser to the Student Govern-
See DEAN, page 2
University celebrates 93 years
Scholarships
focus of festivities
Maura Buck
STAFF WRITER
The annual Founders Day
celebration took place yester-
day, commemorating ECU'S
93 years of service to eastern
North Carolina.
" Founders Day is a per-
fect way for the university to
remember its roots said Kris
Smith, coordinator of the
event. "It shows us where we
started and how far we've
come
Founders Day marks the
day in 1907 when the Gen-
eral Assembly of North Caro-
lina created the institution
then known as East Carolina
Teachers' Training School.
The anniversary celebra-
tion traditionally concen-
trates on a particular theme.
The focus of this year's cel-
ebration was on the Cam-
paign for Bast Carolina Schol-
ars, a fund-raising effort to in-
crease student scholarships at
the university.
In past years Founders
Day has centered on ECU'S
historical development. Last
year the celebration revolved
around the development of
Joyner Library and various art
works around the building.
"I think that for a univer-
sity to grow at the rate ours is
and to maintain a quality en-
vironment, the institution
must have the financial re-
sources to attract the best pos-
sible students said Dr. Tho-
mas Durham, chair of the fac-
ulty segment of the scholars
campaign.
The goal for the scholar-
ship campaign is to raise $15
million to endow ISO new
merit-based scholarships at
the university.
"Unfortunately we don't
have the funding for scholar-
ships that other campuses
possess said Phil Dixon,
chair of the Board of Trustees.
"Fortunately a number of
businesses and personal do-
nations from various sources
have combined, and we are
over halfway there already
The large celebration sur-
rounding Founders Day is a
Spp ANNIVERSARY nine o Dr James Beardean' director of the BB&T Center for Leadership Development carries the
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Possible new information uncovered in Labus case
Other driver may not
have had lights on
Angela Harne
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
More information may be investi-
gated in the case of Elizabeth Ann
Labus, who was killed in a car accident
Monday, Feb. 29, at the intersection of
East 4th and Lewis Streets.
Senior Brian Lamartin, Labus' boy-
friend, alleges that more evidence
about the collision has been uncov-
ered. Lamartin said he learned from of-
ficials examining physical evidence
that Bradley Beatty, the driver of the
other vehicle involved, was driving
without his lights on when he struck
Labus' vehicle as she ran through a
stop sign at the intersection.
According to Melissa Bartlett of the
Greenville Police Department (GPD),
no additional charges have been filed
in the case other than the previous
DWI charge.
According to the Greenville Police
Department (GPD) report, Beatty was
charged with a DWI after blowing a
0.16 during a breathalyzer test. The re-
port also said that he was traveling at
40 mph in a 25-mph zone.
The police are waiting for the re-
sults of a toxicology report on Labus
to determine whether she was intoxi-
cated at the time of the collision.
Bartlett said it will take six to eight
weeks for the report to return from FBI
headquarters in Raleigh.
Lamartin said the public should be
aware of what he says are the facts sur-
rounding the accident.
"She was with her friends study-
ing and was on her way home
Beatty was driving without his lights
on Lamartin said. "She Labus never
saw him coming
Lamartin said the family is plan-
ning to file a civil suit against Beatty.
"I will be there Lamartin said. "I
will be there with a picture of Eliza-
See LABUS, page 3
Studen
teacher rescues
choking child
Senior Erin Adam is credited with saving the
life of a choking child at Eastern Elementary
School on Jan. 13 during lunch, (photo by
Garrett McMillan)
Quick thinking,
action saves pupil
Martina Clyburn
STAFF WRITER
Erin Adam, a senior elementary educa-
tion major at ECU and student teacher at
Greenville's Eastern Elementary School,
saved the life of a choking child on Jan. 13.
While at lunch with her students, one of
the children began choking on her sandwich.
Adam quickly administered the Heimlich
maneuver to the girl and the sandwich be-
came dislodged.
"It was a frightening experience and ev
erything happened so quick, but 1 had to do
something Adam said.
The child was shaken by the incident but
was unhurt.
"Coincidentally, the girl's parents were
having dinner that night with a friend that
was a doctor and they ensured the child's
welfare Adam said.
The child's parents wrote a letter to ECU
praising the education department and Ms.
Adam.
"They thanked us for placing Erin in that
particular classroom because she saved their
child's life said Patricia Anderson, the uni-
versity supervisor of Erin's internship.
Anderson said she feels Erin is a natural
born teacher.
"She knew exactly what to do without
thinking about it which is great because, as
a teacher, it's important to be prepared at all
times concerning all issues
Adam said that the experience did not
scare her away from teaching.
"I love kids and relate I relate with them
very well Adam said. "Growing up with my
little sisters has also contributed to my in-
terest in children
Adam said that she is grateful to the ECU
education department.
"As a student of the program, you ben-
eflt from its teachings at an early stage
Isophomore yearl, therefore it gives you time
to decide if this is what you really want to
do
Adam is in the process of earning her
teaching degree and is currently student-
teaching third graders.
"1 love this profession because the kids
keep you in touch with the world and its
reality. Therefore, the small changes that you
place in them ultimately effects the world
This writer can be contacted at
mctybum&studentmedia. ecu. edu.

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ACROSS OTHER CAMPUSES
North Carolina State University-Research pro-
grams of national significance are being conducted
here on the North Carolina State University cam-
pus. On NCSU's Centennial Campus, university aca-
demic research programs are interacting with a pri-
vate industry to provide solutions to some of
industry's biggest challenges.
One NCSU professor and his team of under-
graduate students are changing the way we view
statistical data. Chris Healey, assistant professor in
computer science, and his team are using a stereo-
graphic presentation to present statistical data in a
visual way.
"We are looking at ways to display many layers
of information simultaneously Healey said.
Normally, when people try to visualize data, they
usually can only incorporate three variables in a 3-
dimensional model. The classic example is the
weather map, which contains three dimensions:
height, latitude and longitude. However, variables
such as temperature, wind velocity, wind direction
and weather systems appear flat on the screen of
the 3-D model, according to team members. The
question that Healey and his team are evaluating is
how to present the interaction of multiple variables
of information in 3-D, in a coherent, visual man-
ner.
Healey's research was initiated by colleagues at
UC-Berkley. They wanted to view 20-30 variables
of information about a large movie database, simul-
taneously in a visual manner. Healey and his team
are using what is referred to as a "responsive work-
bench" to provide the visual presentation of the
data.
Designed like a drafting table, this workbench
consists of a 44-inch screen with a high-resolution
backlit projector. This projector is similar to ones
found in certain lecture rooms here on campus.
However, the quality of the image resolution
seen on the workbench is far better than what you
would obtain on a screen that is intended for 200
people to view. This hardware costs about $60,000
and as Healey states, "Very few academic depart-
ments in the country have access to the responsive
workbench
Associated with this piece of hardware, is the
visual stereo component. This consists of computer
software designed with the ability to draw images
as if they were floating in space rather than lying
flat on a screen.
"You think you can reach out and grab compo-
nents off the display Healey said.
In addition to the software, special viewing
glasses are used that work to produce 60 images per
second for both the left and right eyes. Essentially,
these glasses utilize the same concept as traditional
3-D glasses, by producing separate images for each
eye. An image is produced for the left eye, while
the right eye is blocked from viewing and vice versa.
Therefore, 120 images are produced each second in
a 3-D layout. As Borwick points out, "This is much
more realistic than 3-D glasses
As innovative as the concept behind this re-
search is, the most interesting fact is that Healey is
using undergraduate students to help with the re-
search.
"1 think this is a very good example of under-
graduates participating in research Borwick said.
"I am always trying to expand my knowledge in
computer science. I wanted to get more involved
into the mathematics behind computer science
Indeed, the vision of Centennial Campus was
to provide a center for academic research and in-
dustry to interact with each other. Healey's research
4s another example of this vision achieving its goal.
Ohio UNow that warm weather has hit, credit
card companies will be hounding students between
classes, promising low rates and free gifts. Do stu-
dents know what they are really getting into? The
answer may be debt.
Statistics from Nellie Mae, a national student loan
provider, show that credit card debt among under-
graduates applying for loans is high. The thought
of having a credit card sounds good, but students
might buy things they can not afford and wind up
in debt.
Ohio University senior John Ploehs understands
the negative consequences of having a credit card.
Last year, he applied for a credit card from one of
the promoters, Uptown.
"I bought a lot of things I couldn't afford Ploehs
said. He said he eventually surpassed the spending
limit on his credit card and did not pay the mini-
mum payment amounts. After Ploehs let his debt
get too high, he had to tell his parents.
"I told my mom I was several hundred dollars in
debt he said. "She wrote the check out right there
and we cut up the credit card
Sixty percent of University undergraduates and
96 percent of graduate students have credit cards,
and Ploehs' problem is not uncommon. So why do
credit card companies make it so easy for college
students to get their cards?
"College students are targeted by credit card com-
panies so they can establish brand loyalty for years
to come they are looking to secure business early
said Allen Blair, director of Credit Management at
Nellie Mae.
Sean Healy, Visa's vice president of corporate re-
lations, said although only a small portion of
cardholders are college-aged, people in this age group
generally maintain good credit limits and payment
habits. These characteristics are what make students
the target of advertisement.
"Visa uses direct mailers and fliers to get the word
out about our card Healy said. "What draws stu-
dents is the combination of physical presence and
marketing materials
Visa also attempts to keep its college cardholders
in financial stability.
"We invest in a lot of resources such as financial
education programs to help students stay financially
savvy Healy said.
The United States Student Association, a national
group dedicated to serving students and their inter-
ests, runs a program called CreditWise with
MasterCard. The program's goal is to educate col-
lege students about credit cards and debt. USSA sta-
tistics report that 86 percent of college students pay
their own credit card bills. Also, 59 percent of stu-
dents report paying their credit card balances in full
each month compared to 40 percent of the general
population, contrary to Nellie Mae's statistics.
Blair said the promotion of credit cards to col-
lege-age students does not contribute to debt in
members of that age group.
"We're not promoting that students misuse their
credit cards or that students shouldn't have credit
cards Blair said. "We're hoping to raise awareness
to possible misuse of credit cards and the conse-
quences
Specialty stores are also attempting to educate
their young cardholders.
"Express has student programs available, which
allows students to earn a credit history said Dia
Hollenbeck, Express's national public relations di-
rector.
"College students are in our target age group, so
we want to educate them to enhance our sales and
their worthiness as a credit card holder she said.
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from page 1
ment Association, as well as a liai-
son between students and faculty.
The university will begin a na-
tionwide search to fill the position
in April and plans to have a new
associate vice chancellor by the be-
ginning of August.
Moore would not comment as
to why Speier was not automatically
offered the position.
Speier said he has not yet de-
cided if he will apply for the job in
April.
"I'm not certain yet Speier said.
"I would like to stay at ECU because
I have family in Greenville and my
wife has a good job here. But, I have
applied for jobs as the chief of stu-
dent affairs at other universities and
I'm looking at some opportunities
in the private sector
According to Moore, students
will be actively involved in the
search for the associate vice chan-
cellor.
"When I appoint a search com-
mittee chair, I will instruct him or
her to find a wide representation of
people for the committee Moore
said. "Students will absolutely be
involved and represented
Speier informed members of the
SGA of the decision this past Mon-
day.
"I'm very disappointed in the
administration's decision said SGA
President Cliff Webster. "I don't
think organizational renewal is a
good reason to eliminate someone's
position when they've done such an
excellent job for the past 16 years
Despite the fact that Speier will
no longer hold the title of dean of
students, he left the SGA with a
pledge of loyalty.
"I am your dean and I will al-
ways be your dean Speier said.
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ANNIVERSARY
from page 1
fairly recent de-
velopment.
"We started
celebrating on
our 90th anni-
versary said
Chancellor Ri-
chard Eakin.
"We are, in ef-
fect, counting
down to 100
"The past
few years have
been a mecha-
nism in place to
build anticipa-
tion for an even
bigger celebra-
Chancellor Richard Eakin presents a Founders Day Service
Award plaque at yesterday's 93rd anniversary celebration,
(photo by Emily Richardson)
tion, our 100th anniversary Dixon
said.
Eakin said he feels that com-
memorating the founding of the
university is an important tradition.
"In today's world we all too sel-
dom observe the rituals that mark
the milestones of our life together
Eakin said. "This ritual says that we
are proud, indeed, of our university
and its contributions to the people
of our state
This writer can be contacted at
mbuck@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
CRIME SCENI
March 6
Damage to Property-A Staff
member reported that three
windows were broken out of a
room in the Howell Science
Complex.
iarceny-A staff member re-
ported that a television and its'
remote control were stolen
from the Ward Guest House,
There was no sign of a break-
in.
Larceny-A staff member re-
ported that her wallet was sto-
len out of her purse left under a
work station in Todd Dining
Hall.
Auto AccidentTwo staff
members were involved in an
auto accident when one was
backing out of a parking space
with her personal vehicle and
stuck the other's personal ve-
hicle. No charges were filed.
March 7
Fictitious information to an
Officer md Driving WhikLkense
Revoked-A non-student was ar-
rested pursuant to a follow-up
investigation involving an inci-
dent that occurred on Oct. 1,
1999. On such date, he was ar-
rested for DWI, however, he
gave a false name to officials.
This was discovered on March
6,2000 and additional warrants
have been issued and served for
the two referenced charges.
March 8
Disorderly Conduct-A stu-
dent was issued a campus ap-
pearance ticket after an officer
stopped him north of Sagsdale
for tampering with a traffic
cone. The subject was intoxi-
cated.
If s Your Place
To Be John Malkovich
MARCH 9 AT 10 P.M. IN HENDRIX THEATRE
Being John Malkovich (R) After a puppeteer discovers a door
in his office that allows him to enter the mind and life of
John Malkovich for 15 minutes, he tries to turn the portal
into a small business. You and a guest get in free when you
present your valid ECU One Card.
To Get Down on the Farm
MARCH 17 AT 7 P.M. IN WRIGHT AUDITORIUM
If you're still in town for Spring Break and looking for something to do come on
down to Wright Auditorium to learn all about the true meaning of friendship when
TheatreworksUSA presents Charlottes Web. Based on the novel by E.B. White,
this treasured tale explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friend-
ship. Featuring a cast of mad-cap farm animals - Templeton the Rat, Gander and
Goose, and Uncle the Pig, this dramatic adaptation will capture the hearts and
imaginations of children and adults alike. Get your advance discount ticket at the
Central Ticket Office by showing your valid ECU One Card. All tickets at the door
will be full price.
To (ret Some Work Pone
Trying to get those last minute projects done before you leave for Spring Break?
Feel like you have too much to do and not enough time to do it? Don't panic. Get
it all done in the Mendenhall Student Center Computer Lab, located on the ground
floor. We've got Pentium-based computers, Power Macs, color and laser printers, a
scanner, and various software programs to satisfy your homework needs.
To Get Your Meeting On a Roll
Bring your group for meeting, eating, and a knock down good time at Outer Limitz
Bowling Alley in Mendenhall Student Center's basement. When you make your
reservation for the Bowl, Meet, Et Eat Outer Limitz will reserve all eight lanes just for
your group, provide a bowling attendant, free shoe rental, pizza, drinks, cups, plates,
utensils, tables and chairs for the meeting, set-up and clean-up all for the low price
of just $5 per person. Reservations must be made one week prior to the event Call
328-4740 for more information.
To Catch a Ride
Want to get home for Spring Break, but don't have a ride? Check out the RideRider
Board at the foot of the stairs as you venture into the Pirate Underground.
Mendenhall Student Center will be closing early on Friday,
March 10 at 5 p.m. and will remain closed
through Sunday, March 12 for Spring Break. It
will be open Monday, March 13 through Fri-
day, March 17 from 8 a.m. -5 p.m. It will be
closed on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday,
" March 19, butwi"reopenat8am-on Mon-
day, March 20 with normal business hours.
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Mecklenburg justice system lets many criminals go free
CHARLOTTE (AP)-A lack of prosecutors in
Mecklenburg County is letting loose untried rape, rob-
bery and other violent crime suspects, officials and vic-
tims' advocates say.
Prosecutors say they must throw out thousands of
cases so they can focus on the most serious and easiest
to prove.
In fact, Charlotte has fewer prosecutors than any
other U.S. city of comparable size, and prosecutors dis-
miss a higher percentage of charges than their coun-
terparts in every other urban county in North Caro-
lina.
More than half of all felony cases police bring are
not pursued, and four of five alleged rapes and two of
three reported robberies never make it to court.
"I believe this is malfeasance of office by the Gen-
eral Assembly that they allow this community to con-
tinue to be victimized because of a lack of resources
said former Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Den-
nis Nowicki. "I think it's criminal. 1 wish they could be
sued by the next victim
One criminal, Antoine Thrasher, 28, is serving a 22-
year sentence for accessory to murder and a series of
armed robberies. But this is only his second time in
prison, even though he has been charged with about
50 crimes, including murder, armed robbery and kid-
napping over 10 years.
Prosecutors threw out most of the charges.
"I beat them at their own game he said. "The sys-
tem is easy to beat
Many suspects in Mecklenburg County often go on
to victimize others.
More than 2,100 suspects have been arrested for
felonies five or more times since 1990. More than 150
of them have been arrested 10 or more times, the Char-
lotte Observer reported Sunday.
Meanwhile, Mecklenburg's violent crime rate-
nearly 1,500 offenses per 100,000 people in 1998-re-
mains, by far, the state's highest.
"We're sending the message that this is the place to
come if you want to get away with it said Judy Will-
iams, co-founder of Mothers of Murdered Offspring.
Mecklenburg police and prosecutors say they'd have
more success fighting crime if the General Assembly
provided the needed resources. But some former court
officials question whether District Attorney Peter
Gilchrist makes the best possible use of his staff.
For every 10,000 major crimes reported to police,
Mecklenburg has just eight prosecutors, fewer than all
other North Carolina cities. Given the county's slim
staffing, prosecutors do a "damn good job Gilchrist
said.
"You can't make clothing if you don't have cloth
he said.
Parents angry at AOL after
child of 11 runs up $3,190 toll bill
SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP)-
Eleven-year-old Lilly
Colclasure's parents are angry.
With a long-distance bill of
almost $3,200 for a little over a
month, that's understandable.
But they're not upset with
Lilly for running up the bill
while using America Online.
They're angry with the com-
pany, which they say prompted
their daughter to log in to serv-
ers requiring toll calls.
AOL, meanwhile, says they
should have been watching their
daughter more closely.
And the phone companies
just want their money.
Lilly signed up for an ac-
count in early December. When
she gave her area code as 913-
the code for the Kansas side of
the Kansas City metropolitan
area-AOL's software offered her
only three telephone numbers
for access to the service.
One was in Leavenworth,
two in Wichita-both long dis-
tance from Shawnee. But Lilly
didn't know that, and she used
the numbers more than 320
times in 37 days between Dec. 4 and
Jan. 9.
"She knows all about computers,
but she doesn't know about long-
distance numbers said her mother,
Patty Colclasure.
Rich D'Amato, an AOL spokes-
man, questioned how the problem
occurred. He said AOL offers sub-
scribers telephone numbers in the
913, 316 and 816 area codes when
someone in the 913 area asks for a
number.
When told it didn't do that for
the Coldasures or on a computer at
a Kansas City Star reporter's home,
he said, "That doesn't describe what
should be the user's experience
When the phone bill arrived,
Colclasure said she thought it was a
mistake.
"I thought this must be a Y2K
thing she said, estimating that the
family's average long distance bill
is around $10 per month.
"I bought a 1986 Honda Accord
for $3,500 last year. They're want-
ing almost a car she said.
But D'Amato said the service
isn't responsible for the bill.
"We repeatedly caution mem-
bers they need to check with the
local phone company to ensure that
the number they have chosen is lo-
cal for their calling plan and area
he said.
And if children don't under-
stand the concept of toll calls,
D'Amato said, it's up to their par-
ents to explain it to them.
"As more and more kids are set-
ting up these things, we recom-
mend that parents participate in
every stage he said.
The solution: Customers on the
Kansas side have to know to key in
Missouri's 816 area code and look
tor a Kansas City number.
AOIs modem pool for the area
is in the 816 area.
Lilly wasn't the only young cus-
tomer from the Kansas side to make
a long-distance mistake in recent
months.
Thirteen-year-old Brian
Fitzpatrick, of Overland Park,
couldn't access America Online
when 10-digit dialing began in the
metro area on Dec. 4. He asked for
access numbers from 913 and was
given three numbers in Wichita and
one in Leavenworth.
He chose the Leavenworth
number, also not realizing it was
a toll call, and racked up $290
in toll charges with Southwest-
ern Bell before the bill arrived.
"We got the bill and just
about fainted said his father, J.
Kevin Fitzpatrick.
AOL has not offered to reim-
burse either family for its ex-
penses.
AT&T spokeswoman LeAnn
Kuster said the long distance
company would work with the
Colclasure family for extended
payments but would not waive
the charges.
"It's incumbent on the cus-
tomer to know how to set up the
service she said.
And Southwestern Bell also
has not offered to waive the
Fitzpatrick family's bill.
"We do advise customers to
go back to them the Internet
service provider) and make ar-
rangements to get reimbursed or
whatever spokeswoman Ellen
Pantaenius said.
School shooting victim
overcoming paralysis
LOS ANGELES (AP)�It was fu-
turistic fantasy to show paralyzed
actor Christopher Reeve walking in
a TV ad, but it will be reality for
Missy Jenkins and others when they
get out of their wheelchairs to walk
during the Los Angeles Marathon.
"When I stood up and took a
step that first time, it felt so good to
walk around and out of the wheel-
chair Jenkins said. "I'm about 5-
foot-8 and it's better to look people
in the eye and stare at everybody in
the face instead of looking up at
them. It made me feel like I did be-
fore
The 18-year-old Jenkins was shot
and wounded at Heath High School
in Paducah, Ky in 1997, by her
then-14-year-old classmate, Michael
Carneal, who killed three people
and wounded four others. He
pleaded guilty to three murder
counts and will serve at least 25
years in prison.
She plans to graduate from
Heath High in June and walk across
the stage in a special brace. Before
that, she hopes to dance the night
away at her senior prom.
Jenkins was the most seriously
wounded of the five, her body para-
lyzed from just below the chest, said
her therapist, Roy Douglas of the
Dynamics Spinal Cord Rehabilita-
tion Unit in Los Angeles.
, About two dozen will walk part
of Sunday's marathon, most about
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Tara Mclnerney, a patrol officer
with the GPD, was present at the
scene of the accident. Mclnerney
could not be contacted, but accord-
ing to Bartlett, she told her the case
is still open and under full investi-
gation.
Lamartin said a scholarship fund
may be established in her name.
A memorial service will be held
in her honor at 5:30 p.m. today at
the Newman Catholic Center.
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aharne@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
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Bush, Gore aided by respective parties
a quarter mile. Jenkins won't go
quite that far.
"Most of the kids we deal with
are gunshot victims, victims of vitv
lent crime said Douglas, with a
Ph.D. in prosthetics and orthotics
fJffom the University of Nevada, Las
(yegas.
The brace, designed over 27
,)jears of research, covers the feet up
,tp the knees in a special bootlike
jprosthetic to a girdle about the waist
rhade of a combination of aircraft
aluminum and high-tech plastic,
Jpouglas said. No electrical stimula-
tion is involved, he added, noting,
"patients don't want wires
'jj a "Visualize the brace being a
chassis and the motor being the
3Qdy. The body works the chassis
.with forward motion Douglas
said.
He calls the brace a DI'O, "dy-
namic functional orthosis
Jenkins calls the brace another
ep to getting her out of a wheel-
Chair and to walking unaided. She
plans on working with Douglas
through the end of March.
"Walking is so important to me
Jenkins said. "When my doctor said
there was going to be a marathon
in the spring, 1 said, sure I would
try. It's just another challenge I
thought I would try
In a Jan. 30 Super Bowl commer-
cial, the 47-year-old Reeve, the "Su-
perman" actor paralyzed in a fall
from a horse in 1995, gets up from
a chair and walks. Reeve still is un-
able to walk, although the com-
puter-enhanced image in the ad
made it appear that he could.
"You kind of feel like a little
child having to relearn everything
again she said. "It's kind of com-
plicated to understand learning to
do something that you don't need
to think about. Once you do it, you
feel so proud. You went another step
and are getting closer and closer to
your goal of walking not just in this
brace but one day without it
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) �Texas
Gov. George W. Bush benefitted
from strong support among tradi-
tional Republicans who made up
the bulk of the Maine GOP primary
electorate Tuesday, mirroring the
strength he had displayed previ-
ously within his core constituency.
But likewise building on a pre-
Super Tuesday trend, an insurgent
challenge by Sen. John McCain of
Arizona was buoyed by the backing
of voters characterizing themselves
as independent, according to the
results of an exit poll by Voter News
Service for The Associated Press and
television networks.
Exit polling around the state
found Bush claiming about three-
fifths of the votes cast by self-de-
scribed Republicans, who comprised
two-thirds of Tuesday's turnout in
the GOP contest.
McCain won a similar share of
the independents, who accounted
for the remaining third of the Re-
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out of four.
In the state's Democratic pri-
mary, Vice President Al Gore was
heavily favored by voters express-
ing strong Democratic affiliation
by far the largest bloc. Former Sen.
Bill Bradley of New Jersey led among
those characterizing themselves as
independent.
In seeking a majority that would
claim all 14 of Maine's national con-
vention delegates, Bush ran strongly
among voters who identified with
the so-called religious right.
Th6se voters, making up no
more than a one-fifth sliver of total
primary turnout, aligned with Bush
by better than two-thirds.
"He's more conservative said
34-year-old Kerri Foster, a Bush
voter in Augusta. "I'm a Christian,
so I'm looking more for the conser-
vative
McCain, meanwhile, held an
edge approaching 3-1 among vot-
ers who supported at least one of
Ross Perot's presidential efforts in
1992 and 1996.
Both times, Maine was the Re-
form Party founder's best state.
McCain's history as a prisoner of
war in Vietnam is well known, but
resulted in no special standing
amongvoting veterans. Three in 10
GOP voters Tuesday were veterans
and they split roughly evenly be-
tween Bush and McCain.
Gore, contesting Bradley for 23
national delegates being awarded
proportionately in Maine on Tues-
day, was the choice of Democrats for
whom experience was a desirable
quality in a candidate.
"I think he's the most compe-
tent, and I think he has a good
chance of winning said Gore voter
Charles Carpenter, 74, as he left the
polls at Augusta City Hall.
Independents had been an es-
sential ingredient in McCain's un-
derdog candidacy and they played
a prominent role in shaping
Tuesday's outcome in Maine.
Four years ago, those non-tradi-
tional Republican voters made up
not quite one-fifth of GOP primary
voters in the state. OrvTuesday, self-
styled independents provided aboyt
one-third of the primary votes.
The results were from a sample
of 427 Republican voters and 283
Democratic voters interviewed by
VNS in 25 randomly selected pre-
cincts around Maine. The margin of
error due to sampling was plus or
minus 6 percentage points on the
Republican side and plus Or miniis
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Take pictures, make sand
castles and party like a rock star.
Don't bring your text books with
you; this is your week. Read
something that you've been
meaning to read but never seem
to find the time. Make this
Spring Break so good that it
sustains you all the way through
April and into May when you'll be
studying for those final exams.
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OPINION COLUMN
Wine has fancy qualities
Ahhh Spring Break, the week when you're allowed to leave
Greenville for a fabulous warm vacation spot. Shake those winter
blues and let yourself temporarily forget about all those term pa-
pers you have waiting to be written when you get back. It's a beau-
tiful thing.
As you and your friends pack up your bathing suits, lawn chairs
and coolers to find your sunny spot on the beach, make sure you
don't lose all that good sense you've acquired over the years.
If you're planning to party MTV-style, make sure you drink plenty
of water while you're out on the beach. Those.pretty strawberry
daiquiris and pina coladas won't keep you from getting dehydrated.
Sunscreen is always a good idea, especially if you don't want to end
up looking like Magda, the leathery old sunbaked neighbor from
"There's Something About Mary in your later years. If your hotel
or that other party isn't within walking distance and you've been
drinking get a taxi, a sober friend, o to give you a ride. You won't be
sorry-it is always worth the temporary inconvenience it may pose.
The most important things, however, are to relax, have fun and
unwind. It's no secret that Spring Break is what ensures the sanity
of college students everywhere. Take pictures, make sand castles
and party like a rock star. Don't bring your text books with you;
this is your week. Read something that you've been meaning to
read but never seem to find the time. Make this Spring Break so
good that it sustains you all the way through April and into May
when you'll be studying for those final exams.
So as the longest week known to college students finally comes
to an end, we at TEC would like to wish you all a fun, memorable
and safe vacation.
Demosthenes
STAFF WRITER
The word wine descends from the Latin word
vino. Wine as a beverage descends from millen-
nia of revelry and merriment. As a fine art and
craft, wine holds a special place in any dinning
experience. As a means of intoxication, it serves
its purpose at festivals and celebrations.
The Greeks understood the beauty of wine
best, I think, as they drank constantly and held
massive festivals in honor of Dionysus, the god
of wine and revelry. The Romans then carried
on this tradition with their own version-Bacus.
It is wonderful that these powerful civilizations
could incorporate such massive celebration into
their structure.
Now, for a practical understanding of wine
in our lives. I will present a bit of information to
help you along. Please keep in mind that I am
no wine guru, just a humble columnist trying to
spread some love of wine.
Wine comes from grapes duh But, it is
the variety of grape combined with the essences
of the land on which it is grown, as well as the
fermentation process, that gives a wine its dis-
tinctive flavor.
For example, a cabernet sauvignon and a
merlot, which are both red, are made from dif-
ferent red grapes. A chardonay is made from
heavier white grapes, while a white zinfandel,
the bastard child of wine (sorry to all those white
zin lovers out there), will be made from a blend
of whatever kinds of grapes are around.
To keep it simple let's use a scale: 1-5 (like
the tornado or hurricane scales) for force of fla-
vor. From light to heavy we have: sauvignon
blanc, chardonay, chiraz, merlot and cabernet
sauvignon.
Say you are eating a seafood dinner. You want
to pick a wine that fits the flavor scale of your
meal, and more importantly, accentuates it. Once
again, for simplicity: cabernet with steak, chiraz
with spicy food, merlot with tomato saute,
sauvignon blanc with mild chicken dishes and
chardonay with seafood.
I have mad respect for the wine connoisseurs,
experts and growers out there because it is truly
a worthy art form. The wine buzz is something
not to be missed for its euphoric qualities arid
especially for its health properties. The old say-
ing, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away
should be applied to wine for its miraculous work-
ings on the circulatory system.
I ask you: Why is heart disease the number
one killer in this country? The answer�becaujse
people don't drink enough wine, among other
things. The French eat much fattier foods than
Americans, yet they are on the opposite end of
the heart-disease scale. Is it because they exer
cise all day to stay fit? No, it is because they have
a constant stream of wine flowing through their;
system thinning out their blood and dissolving
plaque on arterial walls.
I offer up this praise of wine to living well and
feeling fine. So, drink a little here and there, ex-
pand your palate and be aware. Play with wine, it
brings delight, and revel long into the night in
true Dyonisian fashion, until we meet again.
This writer can be contacted at
demosthenes@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
OPINION COLUMN

Forget school; Spring Break's just around the corner
Chris Sachs
OPINION WRITER
OPINION COLUMN
Wake me when it's over
Mark Larado
POLITICAL COLUMNIST
What I don't get about this year's election is
that the media is trying to make the Republican
race the race to watch. After Super Tuesday's
results, John McCain had just as many victories
as a basketball team from the University of Helen
Keller (or ECU's team, take your pick). And
speaking of a blow out, Bill Bradley last night
�had a better chance of making it back into the
NBA than becoming president. Although, if Bra-
dley was to rejoin the Knicks, he could help out
big because the Knicks suck as bad as a two-
dollar Vietnamese whore with braces (believe
me, I know).
These political blow outs are the reason why
nobody is really paying any attention to'this
election, especially young people. 1 too am a
young person, even though it says I'm 35 on my
fake ID, and I think this election needs to be
spiced up enough so I can watch it more often
than an episode of "Moesha So I came up with
a few suggestions for the election that I think
would help the average television viewer enjoy
this political race.
My first idea is "The Presidential Blame
Game This is about the two prime candidates
who sit in big comfy chairs while really vapid,
really obnoxious, "lawyers" try to win over a
voting audience who'll pin the blame on the
candidate who has the worst political policy.
During one part of the show the two candidates
come down to the front of the audience for a
segment called "You Did It, Now Admit It Each
candidate asks the other five vague questions
about things he has done in the past that may
corrupt his political platform. If one candidate
beats the other by correctly admitting the most
past wrong-doings, the winning candidate will
be able to have his witness to his character tes-
tify on his behalf. One segment could go like
this:
Gore: "Bill Bradley, I know you liked "veg-
etables" in college. What is in your Vegetation
Digestion file?"
Bradley (hitting a bell before him making a
"ding" sound): "I admit it, I smoked weed in col-
lege
Judge: "That is correct. Now Bill, it's your turn
to ask a question
Bradley: "Now Al, I heard you are quite a bore
What is in your Petrified Style file?"
Gore (hitting a bell before him making yet
another "ding" sound): "I admit it, I once was in a
trance didn't move from an upright position for
three days
Judge: "Sorry Al, that's incorrect. We were look-
ing for the fact that a lumber jack almost acci-
dentally cut you down while you were at a con-
ference in Oregon
I think that show has potential, but it's too
talky. I'm a man, and other than naked breasts,
men like me need violence. So that is why I came
up with this show, "World's Scariest Presidential
Candidate Arrests Basically it's a two-hour long
show depicting real footage of presidential can-
didates being arrested for various crimes. Like
G.W. Bush's run-ins with the law when he was in a
fraternity at Yale, or that time Al Gore got pulled
over for doing 37 in a 35 (oh no, he's a wild one).
These two presidential candidates only take
15 minutes of the show's time, the rest of the two
hours is dedicated to every Kennedy foul-up. And
believe me, we had to edit it or else it would be a
mini-series.
Finally, since game shows have made a great
popular insurgence back into our modern culture,
it is fitting that I should came up with the show,
"Who Wants To Be In a Political Scandal? Each
week contestants are on there to answer questions
to win appearances in certain political scandals,
like to be G.W. Bush's coke pusher or Gore's fi-
nancial campaign advisor. You too can win fame
fortune and political ruin. Yeah!
This writer can be contacted at
mlarado&studentmedia. ecu. edu.
I In 1936 Harvard University was established
as America's first university. Since Harvard is
the oldest school, its students were the first to
experience the exciting-and much needed-
Spring Break.
About that time, 28-year-old John Milton was
beginning work on "Paradise Lost the wicked
and painfully boring poem about chaos and Hell.
Now, the reason that Milton wrote such a dark
and creepy story was because he lost his "para-
dise" by not traveling to one for Spring Break
like the rest of Harvard's student body. Had he
gone and blown off steam by going to Cancun
and drinking cheap booze in the company of
even an cheaper women, he would not have had
such a rotten outlook on life.
So this article is dedicated to Spring Break
and all its virtues. And when I write about Milton,
booze and the meaning of life, one quote by A.E.
Housman comes to mind: "And malt does more
than Milton can to justify God's ways to man
Spring Break is the single most important
week of the school year. Most people think of it
as being the week of exams, but it's not. exams
are a dime a dozen and can always be retaken
next semester. But a good .quality Spring Break
can change your life in many more ways. You
get to flee from your nagging loved one, forget
about school (as well as manners, morals and
ethics) and act like you always wanted to in front
of strange people you will never see again.
There is a Fall Break every year but that time
isn't as enjoyable because.the weather is too cold
and everyone is still broke from paying last
Spring Break's left over bills. So that means you
have one week to raise as much hell as possible,
and you may not live through it-so make it a
good one. So grab your guns, money and law-
yers; we're going to Babylon!
Where to go for Spring Break? It should be
warm, cheap and far away. Mexico is fun, and so
is "God's waiting room Florida, but a much less
expensive and more memorable vacation could !
be achieved if you have a sense of adventure. I
recommend El Salvador, Cuba or Somalia. You I
will meet friendly people, eat new and interest-
ing food (except for in Somalia) and the locals
jails are loads of fun. Make sure to read up ol&
the local customs and have plenty of extra casjv
to bribe cops, boarder patrols and to pay fq�'
emergency flights out of the country.
What to do when you get to your destination
The first thing to do when your plane lands isC
find the nearest bar. Ask the first taxi driver that
pesters you to take you to the best tavern and!
pay for him to wait for you. If you chose the righc
country, a six-hour wait will only cost you abouir;
three pesos, about 1283 of a penny. But the&C
will be well compensated as they drive yourj
drunken carcass to the hotel and then steal yolirj
luggage.
When to leave? As soon as you are done read
ing this article. Actually, if you are a Spring Break J
expert, you will have skipped class and wouldn't;
be here reading this-you would already be on a j
plane.
Who to bring? Friends that always get you to .
do the stupidest things when you are drunk. They ;
will watch out for your well being and are great -
for taking pictures of you being hauled off to jail. '�
Never bring a relative and or a significant other;
no matter what. This could end in a nasty break :
up and possibly a canceled wedding. And bring- �
ing a boy-girlfriend will definitely be a downer
on your sex life. How could you possibly have �
sex with that mysterious foreign stranger with '�
your loved one back at the hotel waiting for you?
Now you're all set. So go forth my loyal read
ers and eat, drink and be crazy. And remember
the most important pan about Spring Break: It's
better to spend money tonight like there is no
tomorrow than to spend tomorrow like there is
no money.
This writer can be contacted at
csachs@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
LETTER TO EDITOR
Speier deserves thanks for positive leadership
LETTER TO EDITOR
Westmoreland provides professional counseling
I would just like for everyone to know that
we have an outstanding staff at Career
Services. I have recently had an appointment
with Dr. Jim Westmoreland and he was one of
the most sincere individuals I have ever met. I
would like to thank the university for providing
such a professional and caring counselor as Dr.
Westmoreland. I was very proud to have Dr.
Westmoreland represent our school at the Edu-
cation Career Day.
His genuine care for students and his profes-
sionalism can not be matched. I would highly
recommend for every senior to do themselves a
favor and make an appointment to see Dr.
Westmoreland prior to graduation. And when you
see him say, "Thanks for being here for
us Thank you Dr. Westmoreland for helping me.
Charlie M. Keith
Senior
History, Secondary Education
Dear Editor,
The has never been a man at ECU to touch as
many lives as Dr. Ronald Speier. In the process,
Dr. Speier has been a model for many of us to
pattern our lives after. It was Dr. Speier who en-
couraged many students to take defeat as a learn-
ing experience. An experience some of us may
have to draw from throughout our lives. He is a
man of exceptional character who has been the
biggest inspiration of my life. He taught many of
us how life was about accomplishment. Accom-
plishments that usually serve to fulfill regard-
less of monetary rewards, or lack thereof.
Dr. Ronald Speier personally gave me the
strength to dust myself off after my first defeat
in a leadership election. It was his personal cheers
that lead me to become senior class president in
1998. Everything I did and everywhere I went,
Dr. Speier's light guided me in the proper direc-
tion. Fortunately, I have been one of the lucky
people to receive a good portion of his knowl-
edge. Knowledge he bestowed in my life will serve
to protect and keep me strong throughout life.
His most profound teaching to date has
changed my life forever and, thus, any behavior
that results will be credited to him. Dr. Speier
will be credited with teaching me how wealth and
prosperity of the world are not worth having if
individuals morality is compromised. In a time
when money rules the world, and successful
alumni are the desired result, this man taught
the goodness of being a human being.
As mentioned earlier, without the direction
of this honorable man in my life I may have never
found the courage to move forward after defeat,
unless I had moved forward being less of a man.
This is my opportunity to thank Dr. Ronald Speier
publicly for all the moments he shared with me,
good and bad. You have been a wonderful dean
of students, and most importantly, you have been
a good role model. I will always carry your
memory throughout life. I will also support you
in your next endeavor, as you are the source of
my own existence. Thanks for your kindness.
Jonathan L. Huggins
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FEATURESBRIEFS
Fantastic films of the '80s
American Gigolo (1980)
Directed by Paul Schrader
t Starring Richard Gere and Lauren
Hutton
. � Gere plays an escort, providing ser-
vices to an upscale clientele in Hollywood.
When he is framed for a murder, he relies on one of
his clients, the senator's wife, to provide his alibi.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Directed by John Hughes
Starring Emilio Esteves,
Molly Ringwald and Anthony
Michael Hall
Coming from one of the
"Brat Pack" movies, five high
school students with different
backgrounds are forced to
spend an entire Saturday to-
gether in detention. While
"serving time they slowly
learn about each other and
form friendships in the pro-
cess.
Carolina Ballet creates
THI
BREAKFAST
CLUB
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aims
New company
starts season strong
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
, Directed by Susan Seidelman
Starring Madonna and Rosanna Arquette
� In Madonna's film debut, Roberta, a New Jersey
housewife (played by Arquette) is bored with her life
ih the suburbs and becomes fascinated by a series
of personal ads placed by a man who is "desperately
seeking" someone named Susan (Madonna). As it
turns out, Susan is a free-spirited woman who is tot-
ing a pair of stolen earrings and has the mob on her
tail. A blow to the head leaves Roberta believing she
is Susan, leading her through a variety of adventures.
�i - Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Directed by Amy Heckerling
Starring Sean Penn, Judge Reinhold and Jenni-
fer Jason Leigh
This film is based on factual articles
written by Cameron Crowe who re-
turned to high school as an adult mas-
querading as a student for a year in
order to document southern California
high school students. He later turned
the stories into a book and then
screenplay. This story chronicles his
time there. "Fast Times" director, Amy
Heckerling, turned his book into a clas-
sic teen comedy about equal parts sex, stoners, sen-
sitivity and satire.
Heathers (1989)
Directed by Michael Lehmann
Starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater
In this black comedy, Westerburg High is ruled
by the Heathers, a wealthy group of
pate-eating debutantes. When their
resident brain, Veronica, gets fed up
with the inane peer pressure, she
takes up with the mysterious new guy
in school and together they institute a
very permanent ban on the Heathers.
Joe Schlatter
STAFF WRITER
The Carolina Ballet has a
number of new faces in the
company at the beginning of its
second season. Its classical style
and talented dancers have quickly
brought both success and fame to the
new performing company.
Under the direction of Robert Weiss,
the company's classically-based reper-
. toire includes works by George
Balanchine, Weiss and others. Perfor-
mances include "Carmen Handel's
"Messiah" and Phillip Glass's "String
Quartet 5 The company has over
30 members on the roster, and 12 of
them are male. In a professional
company, the ratio of females to males -
is typically much greater.
Xavier Pont is a core member of the
ballet. During his extensive training, Pont
has seen ballet from an international
perspective.
Pont began his dance career
in Spain at age 11 and started
in ballet at 14. He began his
rofessional training at 16
years of age, trained in
London for two years and at
the Houston Ballet Company for another
two before coming to the Carolina Ballet where he has
been since its conception. Pont points out that even though
females traditionally have more role opportunities in ballet, this
company provides more equal opportunities for all.
"Through history, females are used more because there are more
roles for them Pont said. "1 enjoy the opportunity for greater roles
with The Carolina Ballet
His favorite roles have been in the production of Swan Lake and a lead
role in Matthew Bourneis' "Boutique
v "I started dancing many different styles but have found ballet to be
the most challenging Pont said. "The way it teaches your body to
move makes other dance styles easier
In ballet, lead roles go to the strongest, and often senior,
dancers in a company. Because of the relative newness of the
Carolina Ballet, there is greater opportunity for more lead
roles, according to Pont.
"The newness of the Carolina Ballet, the sense of free-
See BALLET, page!
Taste of Greenville serves up
compassion for local children
Local vendors raise
money for good cause
Susan Wright
FEATURES EDITOR
Pretty In Pink (1986)
Directed by Howard Deutch
Starring Andrew McCarthy, Molly Ringwald and
Jon Cryer
Two high school students from dif-
ferent social groups fall in love.
Blaine's (McCarthy) the wealthy cam-
pus heartthrob and Andie's (Ringwald)
the bright girl from the wrong side of
town. As their romance builds, they
struggle against mounting peer pres-
sure to end their relationship.
Say Anything (1989)
Directed by Cameron Crowe
Starring John Cusack and lone Skye
A teen love story about a smart but
aimless outcast (Cusack), who decides
to pursue the smartest, prettiest girl in
high school (Skye). The two begin a
friendship which grows into a romance,
but complications arise when the lass
must decide whether she wants to stay
with her new boyfriend, or attend col-
lege in England.
Taste of Greenville participants
Hub's Pizza
Captain D's Seafood
Denny's
Great American ookieompany
Greenville (tountry Club
K&W Cafeteria
Katie's Soft Pretzels
kiispv Kreme Doughnuts
kroner Deli
ikr.i Gourmet (ioffee and Ice Iream
Pizza Hut
Ragazzi's
St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
Directed by Joel Schumacher
Starring Emilio Esteves, Rob
Lowe, Demi Moore and Ally Sheedy
A group of friends that have re-
cently graduated from college face the
trials and tribulations of the real world.
mm
Weird Science (1985)
Directed by John Hughes
Starring Anthony Michael Hall
and Kelly Le Brock
Gary and Wyatt are sick of be-
jng ignored by girls, pushed around
at the mall and forced to spend their
weekend nights watching sci-fi mov-
ies. So when they use Wyatt's com-
puter to create a stunningly beauti-
ful woman; she's the answer to all of their problems.
It's Saturday morning, and the mall is filled with
an assortment of Greenville goodies, classics like Krispy
Kreme doughnuts and newer additions, such as Tandoor
Indian Cuisine. Twenty-one local venders donated a
portion of their
goods to raise
money for the
American Lung
Association at
The Taste of
Greenville.
For the past
11 years,
Greenville
food venders
have partici-
pated in The
Taste of
Greenville for
two reasons. It
is a good
source of pub-
licity, and the
money goes
back into the
community.
"We went
so that people could sample our product said Junior
Parish, manager of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. "Most ev-
eryone in Greenville has had a Krispy Kreme dough-
nut, but you never know who may come in. It gives
people from out of town a chance to try our food
Krispy Kreme donated 25 dozen doughnuts and four
dozen bagels to this event.
"It goes to a good cause, and it gives people a chance
to try our food Parish said. "We kill two birds with
one stone
Other venders who are less well-known, such as the
Swiss Chalet Bakery, found the publicity that the event
offered invaluable.
"The Taste of Greenville can help to make people
know we're here and we offer something special said
Silvia Frizzelle, supervisor at Swiss Chalet Bakery.
The Carolina East Mall, one of the sponsors for the
event, has been helping out for the past three years.
The event has grown since last year, with 21 venders
in attendance compared to 16 last year. The mall also
had approximately twice as many people came oui
than on a typical Saturday. The event does not bring
in a profit for the mall or any of the venders, but all
view it as an important community event, according
to Cindy Roberts, general manager at the Carolina East
Mall.
"We like to be considered part of the community,
and we do things for the community Roberts said. "It
provides a source for fund raising, and it gives the cus-
tomers a
chance to taste
some of
Greenville's
food
The cus-
tomers who got
to sample ev-
erything were
not the only
beneficiaries.
The American
Lung Asso-
ciation is
the charity
that is be-
hind this
event.
Only
$5,000 was
made at
the event,
compared
to $8,000
last year.
Actording
to Dawna
Banks,
area direc-
tor for the
American
Lung Asso-
cia tion,
part of the
reason for
the lacking
profit may be
the.residual ef-
fects of Floyd.
"We were re-
ally depending
Everyone's Irish on
St. Patrick's Day
Wear your green
or get pinched
Dorcas A. Brule
STAFF WRITER
Top: Angela Barker makes a careful
selection from Bob's pizza.
Bottom: Jim Martin and Lucy Naouer
dish out Chico's delights, (photos by
Emily Richardson)
on this fund-raiser because some got canceled because
of the hurricane and its aftermath, but the flood may
still be affecting our results Banks said.
The money from the Taste of Greenville and other
fund-raisers will go to help people with asthma through
programs in the schools and community. One of the
biggest programs that the ALA sponsors is an asthma
camp in the summer. Children who would not be able
to go into the woods and spend time outdoors other-
wise are sent to the mountains under the care of nurses
and doctors. The children come from the 27 counties
in eastern North Carolina. Approximately half are from
Pitt County.
"This year we hope to send 64 children to asthma
camp, but that all depends on our budget Banks said.
"The Taste of Greenville benefits everyone
It gives the businesses visibility, the customers get
a chance to see what Greenville has to offer and the
American Lung Association raises funds to send chil-
dren to camp. It is a wonderful community event
This writer can be contacted at
(eatures@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
The patron saint of St. Patrick's day, St. Patrick
himself, wasn't Irish at all. He was born at Kilpatrick,
near Dumbarton, in Scotland, in the year 387.
Patirck drove all the snakes out of the country
after being sold into slavery from his native
home. He is also known for bringing Christianity
to the Irish.
The tradition of huge celebrations on St.
Patrick's Day, March 17, reached American soil as
early as 1737 in Boston, Massachusetts. Dublin, New
York, and Chicago are known to host some of the
wildest celebrations in honor of St. Patrick's Day. In
Dublin the festivities last all weekend. This year's
theme is 'Hullabaloo New York has a huge parade;
40 blocks are blocked off for the festivities.
Chicago's tradition of making the Chicago River
green for St. Patrick's Day is by far one of the most
interesting events associated with this saint. Dying
the river began in 1962 and came about because of
an ecological concern. City crews had been plac-
ing dye into the River to trace the source pollution
discharges. The dye had the effect of turning things
green.
Upon this discovery Stephen Bailey, a friend of
the mayor at the time, persuaded him to add 100
pounds of green vegetable dye to the river for that
year's St. Patrick's Day. That was enough to keep
the river green for a week. Nowadays it Just takes
40 pounds of green food coloring to keep the river
green during the hours of the parade.
On a more local scale, lengthv and involved St.
Patrick's Day celebrations are usually reserved for
grade school children delighting in pinching their
classmates when they aren't wearing
green. Preschool teacher Melissa Coutts didn't even
realize that the holiday was such a big deal until
she started teaching young children.
"Well, I never thought of St. Patrick's Day as a
real holiday, until Ibegan working with children
Coutts said. "Now I've got to decorate the room
for it. We aren't going to have a big party or any-
thing, but we will have a cake
East Carolina studnets and staff have different
plans in mind.
"1 have a special pair of green underwear that I
wear every St. Patrick's Day said senior David
Loliar. I end up getting pinched anyway, but it's
still fun to wear them
Those of the legal age tend to celebrate the day
with a little more Irish style.
"For St. Patrick's Day, I generally make an Irish
Stew; the main ingredients are beef, onions, and
Guiness Stout said professor C. W. Sullivan III.
The Guiness gives it a very nice flavor "
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"Everything is important in an
interview, there are so many differ-
ent pieces to it but the greeting is
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tion said Dr. James Westmoreland,
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times, it's just getting the name
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Others may think that "I think
positive body language is very im-
portant, for instance, sitting up
straight, the interest they show in
the interview, making direct eye
contact and their appearance-how
they present themselves in a non-
verbal way said Lynn Roeder from
the Center for Counseling.
In the interviewing workshop at
Career Services, held at 4 p.m. ev-
ery Thursday, James Westmoreland
says that there are five questions
that are important when one is be-
ing interviewed.
"First tell me about yourself
Westmoreland said. "Why should I
hire you? What are your goals for
the future? What questions do you
have for me and also how to handle
certain situational questions? We
go over these questions in the
workshop. How to make you an-
swer in a way that makes you feel
good about it before you get there
In a job interview, there are a
variety of questions that can be
asked. Some of the common ones
include personal questions, ques-
tions about your education, ques-
tions about your current experi-
ences and also you career goals.
Some examples of those type of
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role models and why? Why did you
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most about your last employment?
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There are also a variety of ques-
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viewer such as asking them to de-
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asking about flextime and what the
usual promotional time frame is.
"There are some legal matters
when it comes to asking questions,
you're not allowed to ask personal
questions such as marriage and re-
ligion said Roeder. "The informa-
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"The point of an interview is to
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to connect and make a good match,
In terms of making the match and
getting the understanding for the
people is really the biggest part of a
job interview because both people
have something to gain from it
According to Roeder, the pur-
pose of an interview is to gain in-
formation from someone about
themselves, but then it also goes
both ways. An interview provides
information for both parties.
Others may think that the point
of an interview "is to see how
aware the person is of their qualifi-
cations and their communication
skills said freshman Paige Lee.
"Well, the preparation for this
comes from talking with people in
advance in different areas that you
might want to go to work. For ex-
ample, if you wanted to work with
a bank, a lot of people think of the
jobs only as managers and tellers.
You don't see all of the behind the
scene Jobs. So if someone were to
go to a place for an interview, and
say, 'tell me a little bit about the
your jobs here at the bank not to
the person they're going to interr
view with but someone else who
works at the bank, they can tell you
about the bank's personality, orga-
nizations and status
Westmoreland said.
Of course, there are other mat-
ters to be considered. Being confi-
dent and controlling nervousness
is also a very important quality
during any interview.
"I think your overall presenta-
tion and how you carry yourself is
the most important part said ECU
freshman Jennifer Asch.
Giving a clean and neat appear-
ance is very important. Take into
consideration who is interviewing
you, where you are being inter-
viewed, and what type of position
you have in mind. Dress for the
occasion in something comfort-
able. It is also vital in any interview
to try making personal chemistry
in any interview with the inter-
viewer. You should also be moti-
vated and enthusiastic.
"I think that your social skills
and having good humor are impor-
tant to have during an interview
said freshman James Laxton.
It is also important to have good
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ASK MARJORIE
Dear Marjorie,
Instead of taking a real vacation
;firSpring Break, 1 am going home to stay with my
jjwjents. That is all well and good, but the problem is
jjwt my friend is coming with me. I live in a rather
hftal area, and I honestly don't know what we are
' jijihg to do to keep from being bored for a week. If it
were just me going home, I wouldn't worry because 1
�rj veg with my sister in front of the TV, but I don't
;8jnk that he would really enjoy that. What are we
Ifttng to do for nine whole days?
��-Itching for Inspiration
Dear Itching for Inspiration,
� ;?;If your friend wants to come home with you,
Blare's a good chance that he realizes where you're
from. Personally, I just want to get away from
jGieenville for a week, it wouldn't matter if I went to
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gtcollege, a bit of R&R may be just what he needs.
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Marjorie at marjorie@studentmedia.edu.ecu.
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dom, not having a past or foundation yet because it
is being created right now and that is great to be a
part of Pont said.
Many other faces are still new to the world of pro-
fessional dance. Like the company, Emily Younger is
just beginning her career in ballet. Younger, a female
dancer in the Carolina company, is a Raleigh native
and began her dancing at an early age, when she was
3 years old.
"I started at three but didn't get serious until I was
nine Younger said. "I took modern jazz and all the
other styles but ballet was always my interest
Her training led her to the North Carolina School
of the Arts which was a turning point for her career.
"When I was a junior in high school I wasn't sure
if ballet was what I wanted to do but when I got ac-
cepted at the school of the arts, it changed my whole
outlook Younger said. "It was a really positive at-
mosphere but I had to do a lot of hard work.
"During my senior year of high school I auditioned
a lot of places but didn't get in. So, during my fresh-
man year of college I went back to the school of the
arts and worked hard and finally got a job here
The reality of a dancer's schedule is as hard, or
harder than any job. Between practices and perfor-
mances, they work about 40 hours a week.
"It is a really hard day Younger said. "We start at
10:30 in the morning and go until 6:30 at night five
days a week. It's exhausting, but we get the weekends
off and the performing makes it all worth it. A lot of
people don't understand that it is a real jobWhen I
tell them I'm a dancer they say' What kind of dancer?
and when I say a ballet dancer they say 'well, OK '
Younger also began her career with The Carolina
Ballet as it was beginning, a unique situation that made,
the work more appealing to her.
"I was with the starting company so I've been here
for two years Younger said. "Everybody has theTf own
personality, they're not copies of each other �and"that
makes us work well on stage.
"I found it to be a lot easier to start out in a com-
pany where everyone was new rather than starting with
people who had been there for 10 years with certain
ways of doing things. This was a lot more comfortable
The Carolina Ballet's young and talented perform-
ers will be coming to ECU on March 24, 2000. This
dynamic group has had a powerful start so far, winT
ning rave reviews at all of their performances. This small
company is building a name for itself quickly, hope-
fully one that North and South Carolinians can trea-
sure for years to come.
This writer can be contacted at
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Brack not
racing this year
Kenny Brack, the 1999 India-
napolis 500 winner, isn't racing
this year. Instead, he's listed as a
car owner.
Brack and A.J. Foyt, the man
he drove for in 1998 and 1999,
filed for entry last Friday with the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway as
ccowners. A driver has not yet
been named.
Last season, Brack left Foyt's
team to move from IRL to the
CART circuit with Team Rahal, so
some thought that he might end
up defending his title after all. But
Brack says no; he is concentrat-
ing on his transition to CART and
the 20-race season ahead.
As a former Indy 500 cham-
pion, I understand how unique it
is for the defending champion to
not race at Indy Rahal said. "I
think it is a great gesture on the
part of A.J. that he has offered
Kenny a symbolic means to be
involved in the race
Pirates rally in ninth to overcome Duke
Delfino home run
spurs comeback
Jason Adzigian
STAFF WRITER
The Pirates battled Duke for
the second time this season,
notching a 7-6 comeback victory
in ideal baseball weather.
ECU jumped out to an early
lead, scoring one run in the first
off of John Willimason's single
that brought home Nick
Schnabel. Bryant Ward added to
that lead in the second with a
towering two run homer, giving
the Pirates a 4-0 lead. Duke an-
swered in the third with three
runs, and then again in the sixth
with two more off of J.D. Alleva's
solo home run putting Duke
ahead 5-4.
Freshman Davey Penny re-
lieved Will Brinson in the sev-
enth for the Pirates, and hit Jeff
Becker with the bases loaded giv-
ing Duke a 6-4 lead. Penny went
on to strike out the next two bat-
ters. Sophomore transfer Kieran
Mattison came on in relief in the
eighth and ninth innings for ECU
and shut Duke down, striking out
two Blue Devils en route to his
McSorley to face
charges in slash
Marty McSorley, 36, an en-
forcer on the Boston Bruins, must
now answer to a Canadian co'urt
for his vicious Feb. 21 attack on
Donald Brashear of the
Vancouver Canucks. The court
date is set for April 4. He is facing
one count of assault with a
weapon.
According to his lawyer,
McSorley plans to plead inno-
cent, but if convicted he could
face a maximum of 18 months in
jail.
McSorley was suspended by
the NHL for the rest of season in
the league's harshest penalty
ever for an on-ice infraction. He
must meet with commissioner
Gary Bettman before the league
will consider letting him play
again.
The NHL is upset by the deci-
sion to prosecute in court, but
said it will cooperate fully with the
Canadian authorities.
"I'm disappointed McSorley
said in an interview with Steve
Levy on ESPN's Up Close. "I'm
disappointed it's going to court,
because I don't know if anybody
really knows right now how much
I've already lost
Cards upset about
proposed change
According to a plan publicized
Tuesday by USA Today, Major
League Baseball is seeking to
shift the Arizona Diamondbacks
to the American League and the
Tampa Bay Devil Rays to the Na-
tional League for the 2001 sea-
son. The plan is slated to be four
divisions, with the Cardinals in
the South East Division with
Tampa Bay, Florida and Atlanta.
The Cards are not happy
about this move because the re-
alignment would break up the tra-
ditj5Tal rivalry with the Chicago
CiffiS- This plan would put the the
CdEBTn the Central Division with
Hdustori, Milwaukee and Cincin-
nati.
"I'm assuming it's a typo
said Cardinals president Mark
Lamping.
Other Card officials and play-
ers had the same reaction, in-
cluding Manager Tony La Russa.
"It's a little hard to believe we
wouldn't be in a division where
our competitors are the Cubs La
Russa said. "I think it's the kind of
stuff that happens during rain de-
lays. Writers get bored and say
'Let's create something
ECU'S Cliff Godwin was able to load the bases in the Pirates' three-run ninth inning.
(file photo)
first victory this season.
, "Its a huge lift when we can
get guys coming out of the
bullpen who can keep us in the
game and give the offense a
chance to win it said Head
Coach Keith LeClair.
In the Pirate ninth, sopho-
more Lee Delfino lead off with
a solo home run to left field,
bringing the Pirates within one.
Williamson walked and scored
when sophomore Chad Tracy
doubled down the left field
line, which tied the score at six.
Justin Hyde came in to pinch
hit and was intentionally
walked.
Catcher Cliff Godwin fol-
lowed with what appeared to
be a ground ball double play,
but was mishandled by the
Duke shortstop, leaving the
bases loaded for Erik Bakich.
Bakich grounded to the Duke
third baseman, Kevin Kelly,
who threw home for the force
out.
"Regardless of my home
run, I knew we could comeback
in the ninth Delfino said.
"We just had to put on our
rally caps and rely on our con-
fidence
With the bases loaded and
only one out, Ward stepped up
to the plate and hit a high
chopper over the Duke closer,
Kevin Perry. By the time Perry
had fielded the ball, Hyde had
already crossed the plate, mak-
ing ECU 7-6 victors.
"They threw me one I could
hit Ward said. "It's good for
the confidence, to know we are
never out of a game, and can
come out the winner
"The last four wins we had
to do it the hard way LeClair
said. "It's good to know in close
Outfielder John Williamson scored to tie the game against Duke Tuesday (file-
photo) 3
games we aren't giving up. Dif-
ferent guys are picking up the
team, and Ward picked us up
today
Despite leaving 12 men on
base, ECU improves to 13-3
this season with the victory
over the Blue Devils. The Pi-
rates host Appalachian State foR
a three game series March 10
12 at Harrington Field.
This writer can be contactedat. i.
jadzigian@Fjderrtrnedia.ecu.eda
Season ends for indoor track teams
4x400 team
prepares for NCAAs
Stephen Schramm
SPORTS EDITOR
For most of ECU's track and
field athletes, this weekend
spelled the end of their indoor
season. For one group of sprint-
ers, it was the final tune-up be-
fore a shot of national glory.
The women's track squad
and the men's distance team,
closed their indoor season by
this weekend, heading to the
ECAC and IC4A Championships,
respectively. Meanwhile, the
men's 4x400-meter relay squad
traveled to Gainesville, Fla for
the Nike Last Chance Meet be-
fore heading to the NCAA
Championships next weekend.
The team of Lawrence Ward,
Darrick Ingram, James
Alexander and Damon Davis will
head down to Fayetteville, Ark.
for the National Championships,
Friday. To qualify for the meet-
the team ran the seventh fastest
time in the country at the Iowa
State Invitational in February.
"This was probably one of tha,
finest performances this team
has ever given said Bill Carson
head coach of men's track, fol-
lowing the Iowa meet. "This is
even more special considering
that we have not had the train-
ing we wanted to this winter and
we have not done any speed
work. We are now basically in
the nationals so we can focus on
that and getting the team ready
and rested
Also at the Florida meet,
Davis competed in the 400-
meters and placed third. Davis'
time of 46.87 just missed the
NCAA automatic qualifying time
of 46.72. True freshman, Anto-
nio Gray finished sixth.
The men's distance runners
travel to the IC4A Indoor
Championships in Boston. The
distance medley relay squad of
Stuart Will, Terry Speller, Brian
Beil and Justin England placed
second in their heat and set a
Darrick Ingram will be an integral part
of the 4x400 teams bid for a national
champipnship this weekend, (file
photo)
new school record, but missed
the finals.
"We're happy and sad
said Len Klepack, cross coun-
try head coach. "We're happy
to set a new school record but
we felt that we could make it
to the finals
The women also traveled to
Boston for the ECAC Indoor
Championships where they
earned a promising seventh
place finish.
"This is fantastic said
Matt Munson, head women's
track and field coach. "This
was a meet with over seventy
teams. This was our highest
finish ever. Things really went
our way
Last year the Lady Pirates
finished the season tied for
11th. This year with a more
balanced field, the ECU squad
was able to move up.
"This year it was a tougher
meet Munson said. "There
were higher quality people
their so the talent was more
spread out. It wasn't just a num
ber of elite teams battling at h�
top ��-
Leading the charge for th�.
Lady Pirates was junior Rasheca
Barrow. Barrow finished in the
top five in both the 60- and 200-
meter finals. Barrow took fourth,
in the 60-meters and third in the
200.
Also finishing in the top 1Q
was thrower Margaret Claytqn
Clayton placed sixth in the weigjj!
throw. The 4x400-meter rejajM
squad also placed high. The team
of Ayana Coleman, Martina Free-
men, Carmen Weldon and Kiona
Kirkpatrick placed sixth in the
finals. .�
In addition to Clayton a"fld
Barrow, long-jumper, Toshujta
Dabbs took home All-East honors
This writer can be contactedat
sports&studentmedia. ecu. edU
Lady Pirates sweep competition in Virginia I
Team wins second
tournament of year
Jason Adzigian
STAFF WRITER
The ECU women's soft-
ball team won the Virginia
Beach Tournament, this
weekend.
The Lady Pirates beat
UNC Wilmington 13-1,
Lehigh 11-4 and Towson 3-
1 in the round-robin por-
tion held on Friday. On Sat-
urday, the Pirates battled
University of Maryland-Bal-
timore County for eight in-
nings before pulling out a
9-7 victory.
The Lady Pirates were
lead by seniors Denise
Reagan and Nicki Andrews.
Reagan picked up the vic-
tory, while Andrews
knocked in three RBIs and
swiped two bases. Junior
Keisha Shepperson added
two hits, scored two runs
and stole one base.
"We worked hard all week
on hitting, and we definitely
executed Shepperson said.
The second game on Satur-
day featured the Lady Pirates
downing Towson 11-3, in their
second matchup of the tourna-
ment. The Lady Pirates jumped
on top early, scoring eight runs
in the first inning.
"We played solid. Each
week someone new comes
through with big hits
Keisha Shepperson
Pirate secondbaseman
"We set the goal of scoring
early, and we were the first
ones on the board every game
said Head Coach Tracy Kee.
Junior Lisa Paganini earned
the victory by pitching 3.1. in-
nings and giving up no runs.
Shepperson continued to domi-
nate pitchers with two hits,
two stolen bases and an RBI.
Senior Ameaka McDougald
went 2-4, while freshman
Hillary Halpern finished 2-3
with two runs scored and two
RBIs.
"I just try to play the roles
asked by the coaches, work
hard and remain versatile
Halpern said.
The victory over Towson
moved ECU into the champi-
onship game against UNC-
Greensboro. The Lady Pirates
slipped past the Spartans just
one week ago, with a 5-4 win
in 11 innings in the Finals of
the Pirate Classic. An extra in-
ning would be necessary once
again.
The Lady Pirates' sopho-
more Angela Manzo knocked
in the game-winning run in
the eighth inning, giving ECU
a 2-1 victory. McDougald
went 1-3 with a stolen base
on her way to earning Tour-
nament MVP. Keisha
Shepperson, who was also se-
lected as Tournament MVP,
went 2-4 scoring both Lady
Pirate runs. Denise Reagan
pitched all eight innings for
ECU, giving up just one run
on five hits.
"I was very pleased over-
all Kee said. "We knew we
were going to see a lot of off-
speed pitches, so we focused
last week in practice on that.
We flat out drilled the ball
this past weekend
"We played solid
Shepperson said. "Each week
someone new comes through
with big hits
ECU improves to an im-
pressive 16-1 with the per-
fect 6-0 tournament, and has
won 11 games in a row. It's
the best start in school his-
tory since 1986 when the
Lady Pirates went 15-1.
The Lady Pirates will see
action again over Spring
Break when they play in the
Lady Vol Spring Invitational
on March 10-12 and then in
the Coastal Carolina Tourna-
ment held March 13-15.
Ameaka McDougald was named a
tournament MVP at the Virginia Beach!
Invitational, (file photo)
This writer can be contacte&jk
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BASKETBALL
Fraternity Gold playoff finalists:
Pi Kappa Alpha A
Sigma Alpha Epsilon A
Fraternity Purple playoff finalists:
Phi Kappa Tau B
Sigma Alpha Epsilon B
Men's Gold playoff semi-finalists:
CFW
The Bailers
Men's Purple finalists:
Runnin' Rebels
Fighting Fog Dogs
Men's residence hall champion:
Penthouse Giggalo's
Sorority finalists:
Chi Omega
Alpha Omicron Pi
Women's Gold finalists:
Quiet Storm
The El-Dog Pound
Women's Purpleresidence hall finalists:
The Black Widows
Flaming Boxers
Co-Rec finalists:
Knuckleheadz
Da Freaks
BOWLING
Fraternity Cold champion:
Phi Kappa Tau A
Fraternity Purple champion:
Pi Kappa Phi B
Sorority champion:
Pi Delta
Independent League semi-finalist teams:
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5-1
5-1
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4-2
5-0
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Middle E. Connection
Sexy Bs
God's Children
Terrahawks
Women's champions:
Sensations
4-0
3-1
2-2
2-2
WALLEYBALL
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Co-Rec finalists:
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18 Straight and Counting
Research Commandos
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RACQ.UETBALL SINGLES
Fraternity Gold champion:
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Fraternity Purple champion:
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Men's Gold playoff champion:
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Men's Purple champion:
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Women's champion:
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RAQ.UETBALL DOUBLES
Semi-finalists:
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Jason MerrillJames Reeds
Quarter-finalists:
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Derek MasseyDaryl Rackley
FOOSBALL TOURNAMENT
Singles champion: Justin Hunt
Men's Independent Doubles champions:
Josh MooreCarlos Rauschenbach
Fraternity Doubles champions:
Josh MooreConor McNulty defeated
Shannon MillerJohn Henderson in the
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0-0
0-1
0-1
0-1
0-1
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By
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)-The lawyer for former
Carolina Panther Rae Carruth wants the attorney
for a codefendant also facing a murder charge
kicked off the case for statements to the media.
Carruth's lawyer, David Rudolf, filed a motion
Tuesday to disqualify Michael Eugene Kennedy's
lawyer, James Exum. Exum said he hasn't said
anything inappropriate.
"It appears to me that Mr. Rudolf is more in-
tent on trying the case in the press than he is on
trying the case before a panel of jurors Exum
said.
Carruth, Kennedy and two other men have
been charged with first-degree murder and sev-
eral related charges in the death of the football
player's girlfriend, Cherica Adams.
Adams, 24, who was pregnant with Carruth's
baby, was shot four times while driving in south
Charlotte. She died a month later.
Prosecutors have said they will seek the death
penalty, but no trial date has been set.
Rudolf, seeking to have Exum disqualified,
argues that Exum became a potential witness
when he told reporters about confidential com-
munications with Kennedy. Exum told reporters
in December that Carruth didn't want the baby
Adams was carrying.
But Rudolf has said Carruth had no reason to
worry about child-support payments for the baby.
He said financial documents showed that the
former wide receiver had a net worth of almost
5480,000, including about SI75,000 in bank ac-
counts at the time of Adams' shooting.
Exum also told reporters that Kennedy told
him Carruth was on the cell phone with one of
the suspects at the time of the shooting.
In Tuesday's court documents, Rudolf says
that's not true.
Kennedy, in his first statement to police, said
he received a telephone call from Carruth shortly
after Carruth and Adams left a movie the night
of the shooting, according to the motion.
In his second statement to police, the motion
says, Kennedy identified a call made by Carruth
at 11:51 p.m. as the one he received from Carruth
on his car phone.
That phone call, Rudolf pointed out, occurred
about 45 minutes before the shooting.
Police said the crime took place between 12:34
a.m. and 12:36 a.m. Adams' 911 call to police
was made at 12S6 a.m.
Exum said he never specifically said what time
Carruth telephoned Kennedy. He said he has
material "that clearly indicates the purpose of
Mr. Carruth's call but said he couldn't reveal
that information yet.
Rudolph also filed a motion Tuesday that said
Kennedy purchased the murder weapon and
bullets used to kill Adams.
The other two men charged in the slaying,
Van Brett Watkins and Stanley Drew "Boss"
Abraham told police Kennedy purchased the gun
and the bullets about two hours before the shoot-
ing, according to the motion.
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Dinner will be a Southern-Style
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by: stuart parks and brad benson
RED AROUND THE NEK
by: g.w. barker
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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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
FOR CARTOONISTS.
APPLY IN PERSON AT THE OFFICES OF
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The Advisory Board of the
ECU Student Transit Authority
is currently accepting
applications for the position of
General Manager.
UNIVERSITY HOUSING ANO CAMPUS DINING SERVICES . TELEPHONE: ECU-HOME; ECU-FOOD
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Minimum Qualifications include:
1) ECU Student registered with at least 9 hours
2) In good standing with the University
3) 2.3 GPA
4) Valid Class "B" Commercial Driver's License
- passenger endorsement
- no air-brake restriction
Applications are available
from the Transit Advisor
in Mendenhall Rm. 18.
Deadline to submit
applications is
Friday, March 24, 3 p.m.
All applications must be
submitted to:
Scott Alford, Transit Advisor
18 Mendenhall Student Center
328-0254
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FOR RENT
DOCK SIDE - 2 bedroom. 2 bath, new-
ly renovated duplex townhome with
multi-car covered parking. Includes
washerdryer. $650month. 919-834-
7702.
NEWLY REMODELED spacious 2
bedroom apt. Washer dryer dishwash-
er stove fridge water and sewer includ-
ed. 2 blocks from ECU. Available start-
ing March 2000. No pets allowed. For
more information call Dogwood Hol-
low Apartments at 752-8900.
WALK TO ECU. 1 bedroom apt.
$300month. available now. 125
Avery Street Call 758-6596, ask for
Thomas.
SUBLEASE 2 bedroom 2 full bath
apartment in Arlington Square. In-
cludes water, sewer, cable. WD hook-
up, dishwasher, and fireplace. Access
to pool and weight room. $500 month.
Available mid-May. 754-2526.
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
TWO MALE roommates needed to
share 5 BR house 5 blocks from cam-
pus. 275 per month. Call 931-9205.
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. CJall Bill, 746-2103.
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.
WALK TO ECU 1,2,3,4 or 5 Bedrms,
(no flooding), available June. July, or
August. Call 321-4712 leave message.
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.
LOOKING FOR a place to live?
www.housing101.netYour move off
campus! Search for apartments. Free
roommate sublet listings.
CLASSIFIEDS
FOR SALE
HELP WANTED
COMPUTERS: 75MHZ, IBM Compat-
ible. 1 gigabyte hard drive. 12 mega-
bytes of memory, and morel Selling
288006ps modem and HPDeskjet
600C printer also! $600- Call 329-0351
and leave a message.
1999 CHEVE Tahoe LT loaded like
new 50.000 miles leather 328-4700.
946-7085 nights.
SNOW SKIS 187cm Head Radials
$130 OBO Yakima SkiSnowboard
rack $75 OBO Snowboard 149cm Paid
$275. $180 OBO U.S. Ski team Spyd-
er Jacket $200. Call Josh 329-9042
leave message.
1 PANAMA City Vacations! Party
Beachfront � The Boardwalk. Summit
Condo's & Mark II. Free drink parties!
Walk to best bars! Absolute best price!
All major credit cards accepted! 1-800-
234-7007 www.endlesssummer-
tours.com
1994 FORD Mustang (teal). V6 au-
tomatic, fully loaded. 90,000 miles,
good condition. Price $6,995 (negoti-
able). Call Lisa at 830-1272.
SATURN FOR sale! 1993 four door
automatic is looking for a home, very
dependable. Higher than average mile-
age. Must see. Asking 2800. Call 758-
6654.
'92 MITSUBISHI Eclipse GS- navy
blue. CD player, standard transmission
$4,000 OBO. Call Jamie at 830-1272.
NO CREDIT check. Cellular Phones
Pagers. ABC Phones 931-0009. 316-D
East 10th St. (next to Papa Oliver's Piz-
za).
SERVICES
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
HELP WANTED
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-
8700 for appointment.
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.
ADULT ENTERTAINERS and dancers
needed. Must be 18 own phone and
transportation. No drugs. Make $1500
weekly. 758-2737.
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.
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.
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.
GREEK PERSONALS
THE SISTERS of Alpha Phi would like
to tell our new littles that we love you!
Hope ya'll had fun Friday night!
KAPPA SIGMA, last Friday's social
was great! Thanks. Alpha Phi.
CONGRATS ROBIN Wilson on get-
ting lavaliered by Nathan Llyod! We
love you! Love your sisters of Chi Ome-
ga.
DELTA ZETA, we had a blast at the
Mardi Gras social last Thursday! We
hope to see you guys again soon. Love,
the brothers of Phi Psi.
PHI KAPPA Tau. thank you for the so-
cial last Saturday night at Harry's! We
had a blast! Lets do it again soon! Love
Chi Omega.
TAU KAPPA Epsilon. thanks for lend-
ing us your ladder and helping us hang
our banners! You guys are great neigh-
bors! Love. Alpha Phi.
OTHER
1 SPRING Break Vacations! Cancun,
Jamaica. Bahamas & Florida. Best pric-
es guaranteed! Free parties & cover
charges! Space is limited! Book it now!
All major credit cards accepted! 1-800-
234-7007 www.endlesssummer-
tours.com
SPRING BREAK - Grad Week. $75 &
up per person, www. retreatmyrtle-
beach.com 1-800-645-3618.
LEARN TO
SKYDIVE
CAROLINA SKY SPORTS
1-800-SKYDIVE
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
ALPHA DELTA Pi. thank you for let-
ting us use your house for rush last
week. Love, the brothers of Phi Psi.
RINGGOLD TOWERS
Now Taking Leases for
1 bedroom, 2 bedroom &
Efficiency Apartments.
CALL 752-2865
SSFUNDRAISERSS OPEN to student
groups or organizations. Earn $5 per
MC app. We supply all materials at
no cost. Call for info or visit our web-
site. 1-800-932-0528 X 65 www.ocm-
concepts.com
CAMP STAFF: Available positions in-
clude: lifeguards, counselors, lead
counselors, nurses, boating instruc-
tors, and program director. Overnight
FULL TIME part time employment
with benefits. Truck driver warehouse
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.
EXOTIC DANCERS $1000-$ 1500
weekly. Legal lap dancing. No experi-
ence needed Age 18 up. all national-
Camps in Johnston and Vance Coun- ities' 919-580-7084 Goldsboro.
WANT A BREAK?
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.
Wesley
Commons
South:
-All properties have 24 hr.
emergency maintenance
; Call 758-1921
rrot
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
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SUMMER CHILD care needed in our
home for 2 girls ages 8 and 2. from
late June until late August. Monday-
Friday 8a.m. to 2p.m. $210.00 per
week. Prefer Elementary Education,
Child Development or similar major,
prior experience. Non-smoker with de-
pendable transportation and swim-
ming skills. Please send letterresume
to: "Child Care Position Post Office
Box 8088. Greenville. N.C. 27835.
$$ NOW HIRING $$ Passion Escorts,
day and evening shifts available. Must
be at least 18yrs. old. No experience
needed. Taking calls from 1p.m
9p.m. 747-7570
$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.
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!
GOLDEN CORRAL Due to expanding
business we are hiring for all positions.
Company benefits- apply anytime no
phone calls please.
FRATERNITIES, SORORITIES.
CLUBS. STUDENT GROUPS.
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS EARN
$1,000-$2.000 WITH THE EASY
CAMPUSFUNDRAISER.COM
THREE HOUR FUNDRAISING EV-
ENT. NO SALES REQUIRED. FUN-
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QUICKLY, SO CALL TODAY! CON-
TACT CAMPUSFUNDRAISER.COM
(888) 923-3238 OR VISIT
WWW.CAMPUSFUNDRAIS-
ER.COM
ALPHA DELTA Phi would like to inv-
ite all girls interested in sorority life to
come to our lemonade social on Thurs-
day. March 9th from 4-6. Call 758-
5447 for rides and more info. Hope to
see you there!
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.
ROOMMATE WANTED
MF ROOMMATE needed ASAP.
Renr,is $196.66. plus 13 of utilities
andphone. Located in Courtney
Square. Includes pool, and mini gym.
Please call 353-8402.
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.
PETS ALLOWED: roommate needed
for Sbdrm house. Need someone from
Marh-end of July. 260mo. Located
in nfte quiet neighborhood near cam-
pus Please call 329-8582 ASAP.
need a job?
YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE.
Dan's
t3ig Sale
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.
GREEK PERSONALS
CONGRATULATIONS LORI Smith
on your senior recital. We are proud
of you. Love, the sisters.
HEY OMICRON Pledge class. BigLit-
tle Day was a blast. We're so happy to
finally meet you. Love your big sisters.
DELTA ZETA would like to thank Phi
Psi for the awesome Mardi Gras so-
cial Thursday night. We had a blast!
THANK YOU to Alpha Omicron Pi for
the exciting time Thursday. The broth-
ers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
GAMMA SIGMA Sigma would like
to thank all of the guys who partici-
pated in Pick-A-Pirate. Love, the sis-
ters.
TRY YOGA! Treat yourself to the re-
laxation you deserve. Cost is $15
mem-$25non-mem. Yoga Beginner:
March 29-April 26, Wed. 4:00pm-5:15.
Reg. March 6-27. Yoga Intermediate:
March 28-April 15. Tuesdays 5:30pm-
6:45pm. Reg. March 6-27. Yoga Ad-
vanced: March 27-April 24. Mondays
4:00pm-5:15pm. Reg. March 6-24.
Power Yoga: March 27-April 12. Mon
Wed 5:30pm-6:45pm. Reg. March 6-
27. For more information please call
328-6387.
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.
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.
LOSE WEIGHT and make $money$
Lose 7-29 lbs per month. Earn up to
$1200 month. 19 years of guaranteed
results! Call 757-2292 for Free Consul-
tation!
ADULT ENTERTAINMENT 18.
FT. $300-500wk. 746-8425.
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CAMP DIRECTOR: Accept the chal-
lenge and make a difference in the
lives of girls ages 6-17. Must be at least
26 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
Cotton Scouts Wanted
Summer 2000 - Earn $$$
Need conscientious, honest,
dependable, people for work
outdoors with regular hours.
Earn $7.50hr. mileage,
Need vehicle. Mailfax Resume
McLawhorn Crop Serv.
Box 370 Cove City, NC 28523
Fax (252) 637 2125
Near Greenville, Kinston, New Bern
GAMMA BETA Phi Society will meet
Thursday March 23 at 5:30pm in Men-
denhall 244. For more info:
www.ecu.eduorggbp
BACKPACKING AT Mt. Rogers.
March 31-April 2. Spend a weekend
at Virginia's highest peak and experi-
encing 10-12 miles of moderate to
strenuous terrain in a breathtaking
mountain environment. Cost is $50
mem-$65non-mem and the Registra-
tion Deadline is March 22. 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.
Spring Break 200i
Wanted: Summer Help at the BEACH!
Graduating Senior Preferred;
Undergraduate Applications Accepted Also
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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.
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.
ADVERTISE IN
THE CLASSIFIEDS.
IT WORKS!
ANNOUNCEMENTS
ROANOKE RIVER National Wildlife
Refuge. April 1-2. Come learn and ex-
pand basic sea kayak skills and experi-
ence this natural area. We will trawl
by boat to newly constructed river trail
with camping platforms in and among
the cypress of the National Wildlife
Refuge. The cost is $50mem-$65
non-mem and the Registration Dead-
line is March 22. For more informa-
tion please call 328-6387.
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Karaoke and open mic duke it out downtown
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D. Miccah Smith
Fountainhead Hce Reporter
It's no big secret that college students are showoffs, and
downtown Greenville is a perfect place to do it. Karaoke's popu-
larity packs clubs like the Cellar, Underwater Pirates Cove and the
Sports Pad all week long, while the Corner and Peasant's Cafe
host open mic nights early in the week.
If you've got a song in your heart and the guts to sing in
front of a crowded room, chances are you're going to enjoy
yourself at one of these venues. Corey Stewart, who has previ-
ously hosted karoake at the Cellar, is both a serious performer and
karaoke enthusiast, but he's unique. Stewart is one of the few who
move comfortably between the two wildly different worlds.
Typical karaoke venues are packed with top-forty fans who've
partied heartily and just want to have a good time with other
club-goers. Karaoke is an accessory to their downtown experience,
a way to emulate their favorite singers for a moment or watch
friends and strangers mangle popular songs onstage. They don't
want to learn music theory or write a song; they're living for the
moment. Like the Psychic Friends Network, karaoke is for enter-
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tainment purposes only, and that's what makes it fun.
"Karoake is definitely one of those things where either you
love it or you hate it Stewart said. "Anybody can do it It's a
good release, a good way to vent whatever's bottled up inside of
you, to be what you've always wanted to be
So what's open mic got that karaoke hasn't? Plenty, according
O) to those who have benefited from experience. For starters, open
n mic nights give amateur performers of music, poetry and drama a
a chance to be heard and to hone their skills. They often earn not
only praise from crowds, but gigs at clubs as well.
s "The people that go to open mic night are out to hear
9 originality Stewart said. "I think open mic night is a means of
jl expressing yourself artistically. It's a little more in-depth, a lot
c more intimate
But this is a college town near a Marine base, after all. These
days, karaoke's versatility and crowd-pleasing aspects are boosting
its growth, while open mic nights prove not nearly as popular.
Open mic performers may sing for a handful of faithful friends
lg and half-interested loungers, but karaoke and crowds of drinkers
a go hand-in-hand. Consequently, karaoke brings bars more money.
� Peasant's Cafe, which has hosted open mic nights for about
.� six years, isn't about to give up on the amateur performers,
W although attendance has seriously declined.
"I don't want to abandon it said Paul Edwards, owner of
9 Peasant's. "There was a time when open mic night would do as
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Kat Fowler and Robin Vechurch perform at open mic night, (photo by Kenny Smith)
many people as any night of the week
He hopes to revitalize open mic night at Peasant's by
mixing amateur and community theater with music perfor-
mances. "I hope it's going to evolve into something were it's
music(al) and theatrical It's not just for musicians
The Underwater Pirates Cove has hosted both an open
mic and karaoke night, but now only features karaoke.
"Open mic just wasn't going as good; we just weren't
getting the support said owner Donovan Carless. "The
performers really didn't bring their own people to support
them
As a bar, the Cove tends to attract more of the fun-loving
karaoke crowd.
"Karaoke is more popular, more known-of Carless said.
"And karaoke can really pack a bar
Open mic venues are feeling the hurt as other clubs chip
away their business. Creativity is essential if open mic nights
are to survive the competition. That's why the newly formed
"Blues Night featured Mondays at The Corner, is such a
welcome change. "Blues Night" offers musicians a welcome
chance to bond, jam and learn. A solid audience is starting to
give open mic night the recognition it needs.
"There's a lot of good musicians here that enjoy playing the
blues, and they never get a chance to do it said Vance Moore,
who started "Blues Night" in January. "A lot of people are glad that
we're doing this. You get to see a lot of students that you normally
wouldn't get to see anywhere
On a given Monday night, you can catch road-seasoned
guitarists mingling with classically trained cats from the school of
music's famous Jazz Band A. The stage is always open to less
experienced performers and other combinations, and the atmo-
sphere encourages experimentation.
"Down here 1 can take chances on the instrument, whereas
with my band I can't do that so much said Chris Salerno, an ECU
student.
The rough-and-ready, imperfect but jubilant sounds of im-
promptu performance can reel in a crowd, offering open mic a
long-needed shot in the arm.
Karaoke singers may do it for their friends, but at "Blues
Night it's all about the music. To ECU graduate Steve Losey,
pleasing the crowd is icing on the cake.
"When I get up there with a bunch of musicians and we get a
good song and things really start going he said, " you can just
look at the audience and see the smiles on their faces, and know
that they're enjoying it just as much as you are
This writer can be contacted at msmith@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
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Patrick McMahon
Entertainment Editor
I guess it was only a matter
of time before the rice-boy
trend stretched its legs across
the country and stepped into
eastern North Carolina. The
"rice trend" is a nickname
given to import automobiles
whose owners decide to turn
the car into something it was
never meant to be, i.e. fast.
I'm sure you have seen
these cars cruising through
downtown equipped fart tips,
a lowered stance and a driver
who holds their chin while
driving with one arm. Rice is
becoming more and more
visible as each day passes.
What was once a west-coast
only activity has turned into a
full-blown industry by automo-
bile enthusiasts everywhere.
The term "rice" was coined
about six to seven years ago in
California by the American-
built muscle car crowd that was
tired of seeing high-schoolers
lower their cars and put
Powered by Honda stickers on
them. Rice is a derivative of
rice-burner, which has been a
popular nickname for import
automobiles for some time.
The most popular of these
riced-out cars is the Honda
Civic, which has
gone on to
unprecedented
I popularity with
tremendous
backing from
aftermarket perfor-
mance product
companies.
Rice is much
more than loud
stickers pasted all
over a car; it is an
attitude as well. I'm
sure you Camaro and
Mustang guys know
what I'm talking
THE RICE BOYS ARE COMING
Over-hyped cars invade NC
stickers. It becomes obvious
when these guys come up to
you and say, my car will blow
all you guys away. I got an
intake which gives me 240
horsepower and I can beat any
the attention away.
Hence, along with true
Asian pride there is
now AZN Pride. I'm
sure many of you have
seen the white Prelude
around campus with
this window banner
across it, and now you
know what it means (I
make no claims as to
about. You see this little Civic
pull up beside you at a stop-
light revving the engine and
looking for a good old-fash-
ioned street race. What do they
get? A good old-fashioned butt
whooping. These Civic guys
think their car is faster than
anything else out on the road
and totally disregard the safety
of the public when conducting
these little impromptu street
races.
As an attitude, rice is much
more noticeable than 40
From the racing Maxima to extra
hubcaps to way too many fog lights
to sheet metal-extended spoilers to
the 'exclusive Prelude, this is rice,
(photos by Patrick McMahon)
V8 Mustang ever built.
Complete and utter
bullspit. Remember, these
people are driving Hondas.
Another movement in the
rice-boy trend that has slowly
trickled down to North Caro-
lina is the AZN Pride move-
ment. Rice originated with
young Asian males trying to
make their cars as fast or faster
than the cars'Japanese coun-
terparts. Well, over the years,
the Asians' role in the industry
has steadily decreased because
of the white-kid-from-suburbia-
trying-to-be-hard taking all of
why the owner of the Prelude
decided to do that. He did it for
his own reasons, I'm sure).
I know all of this mess may
be hard to understand for some
of you but the trend is blowing
up. Unfortunately, it is all
ridiculous. These idiots go out
there and assume that a window
banner gives them horsepower
and try to run up against V8
Mustangs and WS6 Firebirds
which is not the brightest thing
in the world. It is true that some
Hondas have run nine-second
quarter mile times at like 140
mph, but these rice boys on the
street run nothing more than
16s and think they are bad-asses.
If you want to know the
basics of rice, you don't have to
look any further than any
parking lot around campus.
Look for shiny rims with ultra-
thin tires, the obligatory offset
racing stripe across the top of
the car, a muffler that sounds
as if it's pooting, stickers all
over it like it really is a race car,
and of course it's dropped to
the ground. THAT is rice.
One of the main players in
the anti-rice crusade has been
Bryan Hong, a Californian who
has devoted much of his time
into documenting and display-
ing hideous displays of rice on
his Web site riceboypage.com.
Although hated and respected
at the same time, there is
nothing worse than having
your car posted in the Hall of
Shame. So watch kiddies, keep
fixing your car up and me and
my digital camera might make
a little phone call and have
your ride all over the Internet.
Happy motoring.
This writer can be contacted at
pmcmahon@stndentmedia.ecu.edu.
What I did on my SPRING BREAK
D. Miccah Smith
FH flee Reporter
I know this is a long shot,
but I'm betting that at least
one of you is going to be stuck
around here for Spring Break,
sans cash, while your friends
all jaunt off to that perennial
sweaty jumble of scantily-clad
bodies known as Key West.
But don't despair; you can
still pull off a fabulous vacation
if you put a little effort into it.
Although it's way too early for
summer vacationers, North
Carolina is a fabulous state to
explore this time of year, and
you don't have to spend a lot
of money.
For a good time camping
and exploring North Carolina's
history, try the coastline. The
North.Carelina-Maritime. � � .
A day trip will get you a chance to play on the state's own retired battleship, (tile c
History Museum in Beaufort
offers wildlife tours and
educational programs about
our state's historic seafaring
culture. Stop to check out
Bluebeard's home, or explore
one of several eerie sites in
Bath, one of the South's most
haunted cities.
Camping is cheap and fun
on the coast and in national
forests; look up the N.C.
Tourism Web site for informa-
tion on rates and sites, and go
to Mapblaster.com for direc-
tions. The Nag's Head Woods
Ecological Preserve, Battleship
U.S.S. North Carolina, Cape
Hatteras National Seashore and
Mligator River Refuge are good
places to start communing
with nature. Or, you could take
a ferry to Ocracoke Island for
more privacy.
If roughing it isn't your
style, you can chow down on
seafood and take a stroll
through the stone-walled
Elizabeth Gardens in Manteo.
The island is also home to a
historic microbrewery and
restaurant called the Weeping
Radish.
If you've had enough of the
beach for one lifetime, head
west for a scenic, if chilly,
vacation in the Appalachian
Mountains. Go to Asheville and
see the Biltmore House, if you've
never been. Or, take a gorgeous
drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
"It's beautiful up here in
early spring said Thomas
McGowan of Appalachian State
University. "Because the trees
haven't filled out yet the views
can be really great
But, keep in mind that the
mountains operate on their own
timetable, and camping can be a
serious business this time of year
due to low nighttime tempera-
tures. Any exploration of the
famed Appalachian Trail might
be better left until the summer.
"I think a person who does
North
Carolina's
hidden
treasures
go on the trail needs to pay
attention to weather reports
McGowan said.
Skiing, on the other hand,
is still an option up here, as are
the warmer comforts to be
found in bluegrass venues,
mountain craft shops, rented
cabins and local potteries. Call
the Boone and Asheville
chambers of commerce and
tourist bureaus for places to go.
I could tell you about
Cherokee, but I don't think I
need to. Just don't forget to
save some of those slot ma-
chine quarters for gas money to
get you home.
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Artist returns to South with 10 years of work
Greenville Museum of Art sponsors Brett Busang
Kenny Smith
Staff Writer
Brett Busang, a 45-year-
old artist out of Richmond,
VA, has been painting for over
20 years. But when the
Greenville Museum of Art
(GMA) showed interest in his
work, he thought the last ten
years would do.
The West Wing Gallery
features 37 works by the artist
in a show entitled "Ten Years
Apart: A Retrospective 1990-
2000" Busang shows his
ability to paint warm, almost
homely images of those
things which some of us don't
consider homely. Buildings,
overpasses, and other urban
scenes are portrayed in
various images.
Busang was raised in
Memphis, TN, among
southerners. He left, "to never
return again as he jokingly
put it, to New York City to
make a living.
"Most people only see the
airport in Memphis); they
aren't missing much he said.
While in NYC he did a
number of things including
acting, play writing and
photography. It was the
photography that brought him
to where he is today
I wanted to portray city
life, and I came into painting
through photography Busang
said.
today.
"People who seem intent
on testing the wind get all the
attention he said, "I seem
passe to others
But like any real
around my age. I guess it's my
time he said.
In the exhibit, which runs
until Apr. 1, several paintings
stand out to show the dynamic
Corner on teal: one of Busang's pieces, (photo by Kenny Smith)
Influenced by artists Sloan,
Henwright, and Manet, Busang
wanted to paint in the realist
tradition but work in that style
is very visible on the art scene
artist he painted what he
wanted and now his
work is getting some
much-deserved attention.
"Most artists emerge
of his work. One, entitled "2-
Mile Bridge depicts the
underneath of an iron bridge
that goes on for what seems
like forever. Done in acrylic.
like the other works, it uses
comfortable colors and impres-
sive shadows.
"I used a very limited
pallet he said. "To make the
feel of that dark,
iron mass of the
bridge that's bearing
down on you delicate
Another eye-
catching painting, called
"At First Base shows a
view of a dusty sandlot's
first base area. It's a
homey image of a piece
of American heritage, the
local baseball field. From
a distance the print looks
like a photograph.
One of Busang's
influences once said: "Art
only achieves promi-
nence when politics and
money drag it along
Even though Busang has
never received a grant, he
has another exhibit
currently showing in his
hometown, so it may
only be a matter of time before
he starts getting more national
recognition.
This writer can be contacted at
ksmithCiPstudentmedia.ecu.edu.
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a web site worth looking at: www.partyvibe.com
Lawrence Armstrong
Staff Writer
Asylum is a drum 'n' bass music Web site dedicated to jungle, breakbeat and
other rave styles.
If you
want to
learn a
little
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about the
rave scene
or the
music
that drives it, check out Asylum. You can also find dates posted for raves in the
finer cities in our country. Plan to do some traveling though, because Pitt County
doesn't have much to offer in the way of raves.
There's lots of cool stuff to do on this site. There's a history section where
you can find out how the whole drum 'n' bass scene started. There are a few artist
profiles to look at, such as Grooverider and Fabio (not the blond guy on the
namfi rpyifiw
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covers of romance novels). These guys worked the early rave scene and helped drum
'n' bass become somewhat legitimate. The review section is really useful with pic-
tures, lists of tracks on records and an overall reviews of records.
Then there's The Booth. With Real Player G2, you can listen to many recent
tracks and ones that date back to 1993. Although these are commercial tracks,
Asylum reminds you that while you can listen to them, you don't have a right to
keep them.
The site also includes the Forum, where you can leave messages telling people
about a cool new artist and mixes, or trade records and ideas. The links section of
Asylum contains lots of DJs, labels and artists. Most of them are from the United
Kingdom of course.
The spinning "PVC" icon lets you listen to PVC Net Radio. This radio station
broadcasts over the phone lines and you can listen to the latest drum 'n' bass and
send in requests for what you want to hear.
The partyvibe.com section also has news articles, interviews and party dates. By
visiting Asylum, you too can enjoy some truly refreshing music when you want, and
find all the information you could ever want about a truly original style of music for
the next century.
This writer can be contacted at larmstrong@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
Maintenance men
communicate with songs
Ryan Kennemur
Senior writer
4 out of 5 Ryans
Have you ever heard the
term hat trick and not
thought of a
magician? Did
you know that
icing is not just
what you put on
cake? Have you
ever been so happy
that you threw an
octopus on the
floor?
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yes to any of these
questions, you are
either a freak of nature
or a hockey fan. Assum-
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though overshadowed by
uninspired commentary from
two NHL greats whose names
escape me. They repeat
the same
. that bug me.
phrase over and over to the
point that you wish Erik
Lindros would go into the press
box and dislodge their voice
boxes with a good, stiff one.
And they keep repeating the
same little trivia phrases when
the action stops. It's like they
ought to say "Did you know
that Martin Brodeur goes to
goalie camp every summer to
improve his game? Huh? Did
you?"
As for the gameplay, I really
don't have any complaints.
There's even a button for
hooking, a feature I wish had
been in the NBA game
rotten Iverson. The only
problem I see is that
defense is tough to pull
off, even when it's
three-on-one. The
players are responsive
enough, but the
computer can knife
through the defense
with ease. On the
other hand, I
appreciate the
degree of diffi-
W L culty it takes to
.A on
4r A Kimi lust as in
real hockey,
there are games
where no one
scores at all.
It's frustrating
at times, but
at least the
guys at Sega
Sports didn't dumb
it down like some sort of NBA
Jam game.
NHL2K is pretty darn good
if you enjoy the toothless
abandon that is the game of
hockey. Indeed, if you don't
like the real sport, you're
probably not going to dig the
home version. So, if you're like
me and can appreciate a sport
worshiped by people who end
each sentence with "ay then
check it out. It could just save
your life one day.
This writer can be contacted at
rkennemur@studentmedia.ecu.edu.
EDMOND, Okla. (AP)
Music's soothing effects have
been well known for centuries.
Paul Palmer and Bill
Clymer, both of wfcom love to
sing, have experienced that,
too.
The two work as mainte-
nance men at NBA Oklahoma
Christian Home, a nursing
homeretirement complex.
The two maintenance men
enjoy singing to residents there
during their free moments,
lunch breaks and special
occasions.
At some of the duo's
performances, nursing home
personnel noticed that their
singing elicited responses from
residents whose health prob-
lems have left them unable to
communicate, said Sue Hunt
Perry, the center's public
relations director.
"Many of the residents
they sing to are incoherent. Bill
and Paul have been able to get
reactions out of some special
people who otherwise do not
respond to much said Perry.
"Yeah, once they were
throwing things at us cracked
Clymer, his tongue firmly
lodged in his cheek. "I thought
they were throwing quarters,
but they turned out to be
hearing aids
The two maintenance men
began singing together at the
nursing home about a year ago.
"We perform at birthdays
for any staff member or
resident Palmer said. "Basi-
cally if we get wind of anything
that's going on, we'll sing
Palmer, who piays the
guitar, often provides musical
accompaniment for the pair's
singing act. Clymer fills in the
interval between songs with
jokes and other humorous
patter.
"If you feel a need to ever
pray for me, pray for hair
Clymer told a recent group of
visitors, as he patted his
receding hairline.
The pair's repertoire
consists mainly of favorite
hymns, Christian contempo-
rary pieces and country songs.
But Palmer and Clymer
contend "Jesus Loves Me" and
"Storms Never Last" have
been most effective in
patching broken communica-
tion links with patients who
are incoherent, unresponsive
or semi-comatose.
One staunch fan is
Gelene Gay, 84, a partially
paralyzed woman in a
wheelchair, who knows all
the pair's songs and loves to
sing along.
"She can't talk, but boy,
can she sing 'Jesus Loves
Me said Clymer.
Clymer and Palmer are
also members of a slightly
larger singing group that also
performs on a volunteer basis
for special events at the
nursing home. Using the
nursing home's initials, the
group calls itself the OCH
Singers.






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THINCS TO DO IN GREENVILLE
Emily Little
Fauntainhead Editor
I was feeling energized
this week by the sudden
reappearance in the sky of
Apollo's great ball of fire, I
decided to grab my friend
Clementine and drag her
with me to try out
Greenville's frisbee golf
course last Friday.
I played the game once
before with some friends on
the Zebulon course, where I
learned not to ever wear
Uirkenstocks because of the
alarming amount of mud
that has an irresistible urge
to swallow frisbees of
unsuspecting little girls who
always throw left. It was at
this course that I confirmed
my suspicion that I am
horrible at frisbee golf, so
this time 1 tried to give
myself an edge by donning a
baseball cap. It seems to help
the guys, after all.
Frisbee golf, in case
you've never played, is golf
with a frisbee. There are a
traditional 18 holes. It's a
fairly self-explanatory game,
although the "holes" are
baskets and there are a lot
more trees between you and
them. Our course has a heap
of trees because it's set partly
in the forest at the corner of
Cotanche and Greenville
Blvd, and partly in the field
behind the big blinking ECU
sign that never works.
Overall the Greenville
course is a nice one, despite
the bushes and trees and
poison ivy you will inevita-
bly climb through, and the
one hole that's so close to
the street you will probably
end up playing it from
underneath a passing semi.
When the sun's out and the
weather's nice, though, the
half of the course on the
field is a pleasant experience.
I'm just guessing, though,
because it was overcast and
chilly for the two hours we
played.
WHEN YOU'RE SOBER
FRISBEE GOLF
(Top) This is right before I hit the photographer in the crotch with my disc. (Middle) I may look cool, but I actually don't have a clue.
(Bottom teft) This is Clementine concentrating very seriously on missing the basket. (Bottom right) At least I can laugh at myself,
(photos by Garrett McMillan)
Despite our expressions, Clementine and I realty
are having fun here (photo by Garrett McMillan)
On this par three course,
I'd say both Clementine and I
averaged about 45 each on
every hole. In short, the
baseball cap did no good
whatsoever. The photographer,
who had never played before,
had us worried for a minute
when he lobbed a few a pretty
good distance, but then we
were all shown up by this guy
behind us who knew what he
was doing. We were pretty
much in awe of his capabilities;
he chucked those little discs
way farther than any human
should be able to. Meanwhile, I
came really close to hitting a
guy at a nearby hole in the
head.
That brings me to one of
the things I love about this
game. It is heavily male
dominated, and most of the
guys would be more than
happy to help an innocent girl
with no expertise and mud on
her Birkenstocks. But that's just
a side benefit.
We didn't keep score
because we ran out of numbers,
but we did have fun. Some of
the holes weren't well marked
but we managed to find them
anyway. The result was a two-
hour adventure of magnani-
mous proportions, whatever
that means. If you're bored,
need a little exercise, and have
an unquenchable urge to go
traipsing through the woods
after a round piece of plastic,
this is the game for you. Give it
a shot. You can't possibly be
worse at it than me.
This writer can be contacted at
fountamheaaWstudentmedia.ecu.edu.
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(Top) What's the best
part of a fraternity
date auction? The
prancing competition!
(Right) Senior biology
major Richard Louejoy
uainly tries to ward
off the pack of wild
harpies that followed
him downtown.
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The East Carolinian, March 9, 2000
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