The East Carolinian, March 23, 2000
w J the 1 �
George Clinton and the P-Funk All
Stars to visit ECU
51 days to go until Graduation
Make-up snow day
Reading Day, Wednesday, May 3, has
been chosen as the snow make-up day and
will follow a Friday class schedule. Exams
will proceed as normal on Thursday, May 4.
Woman's Black
History Month
The Ledonia Wright African American
Cultural Center will host its Sister to Sister
Rap Session, "A Lady is: A Pigeon, A Virtu-
ous Woman, A Diva or What?" today at 6
p.m. Pat Townshed, social worker will
present "The impact of HIV and AIDS on
women and families in the black community"
on Monday March 27 at 6 p.m. Both events
will take place in the Bloxton House. For
more information call 328-1680.
Track meet
ECU will host its first home track meet
since 1978 this weekend. The Pirate Relays
will feature both men's and women's teams.
The meet will take place from 9 a.m4 p.m
on Saturday, March 25.
Middle Ages
Malcolm Barber of the University of
Reading will give a lecture entitled "The
Hospitallers in the Middle Ages His presen-
tation is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight in
Room 1026 of the General Classroom Build-
School of Music professor Christopher
UHfers will perform on the bassoon at 8 p.m.
tonight in the Fletcher Recital Hall. The pub-
lic is invited.
Music seminar
A presentation about a new music in-
struction program for youngsters will be of-
fered to teachers and parents at 9 a.m. on
Friday, March 24 in the Fletcher Music Cen-
ter. The three-hour seminar will feature
Loma Lutz Heyge, who will explain her
� Musikgarten training and will lead a demon-
stration class with young children. Heyge is
a co-developer of the Musikgarten program
that uses special techniques to teach music
to small children. Contact Barbara Memory
at 328-6343 or Joanne Bath at 328-6907.
Women's rhetorics
A public lecture about how women dis-
covered and began using public speech as a
means of persuasion will be given by Joy
Ritchie, a professor at the University of Ne-
braska-Lincoln, at 2:30 p.m. on Friday,
March 24 in Room 1001 of the General
Classroom Building. Dr. Ritchie it, co-author
of "Available Means: An Anthology of
Women's Rhetorics" being published by the
University of Pittsburgh Press.
Volume 74, Issue 96
Writers Reading Series
The ECU Writers Reading Series will
feature poet Luis Rodriguez at 3 p.m. and 7
p.m. on Friday, March 24 at the Greenville
Museum of Art. Rodriguez is the author of
"Poems Across the Pavement "The Con-
crete River and his 1993 memoir "Always
Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A
Contact Julie Fay, ECU Department of En-
glish, 328-6578.
Vote online at
Do you know anyone who has
been the victim of sexual
assault or rape?
Results of last week's question:
Have you ever experienced violence
in downtown Greenville?
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Plans made to diversify universi
mmberS deal P'versity Foundation, and the said that he, too, often feels like h
Board members deal
with homogeneity issues
Martina Ciyburn
ECU'S 12-member Board of
Trustees(BOT) attended a retreat
in Duck, N.C this past January
to discuss diversity issues.
"The Board noticed that the
group lacked diversity when we
saw a picture of the group to-
gether said Phillip Dixon,
chairman of the Board. "It was
then that we realized our only
minorities on the Board were a
black male Willie Martini and
female Betty SpeirJ
Dixon said since the retreat,
the Board has been thinking of
ways to diversify the group. He
said he has written letters to the
Alumni Association and chairs of
the Medical Foundation, ECU
Diversity Foundation, and the
Education Foundation concern
ing this problem.
James L. Smith, executive as-
sistant to Chancellor Eakin said,
"Understand that the BOT does
not appoint its members, they
just give recommendations
According to Smith, the
Board of Governors appoints
eight members based on experi-
ence and expertise, previous ser-
vice to the Board, prestigious oc-
cupation and range of geographi-
cal location. The ninth spot on
the BOT is given to the SGA Presi-
dent. The remaining four spots
are chosen by the state governor.
Speir said being on the Board
has been a congenial experience
and the plan to diversify will
definitely be beneficial.
Cliff Webster, SGA president
and a member of the BOT said
the Board is definitely not diver-
sified enough because most of its
members are white males. He
said that he, too, often feels like
a minority.
"Most of the members are
fine, but overall they see me as a
student who blind-sides them
Webster said, "though they do
appreciate my input
"I believe it is important to
have diversity, especially in lead-
ership positions Smith said. "It
will have a domino effect from
the head down
Webster agreed and pointed
out that the increase in the SGA's
minority membership has in-
creased, most likely because mi-
norities are taking advantage of
leadership positions.
"This has been the first year
that the SGA has had an African-
American female as freshman
class president, which has pro-
moted minority involvement
Webster said.
Dixon said the BOT should
not only represent ECU, but also
the state of North Carolina
Betty Speier and Willie Martin are the only two minorities currently serving
on the ECU Board of Trustees, (file photos)
which is made up of a plethora
of backgrounds, cultures, and
According to Webster, the
Board makes decisions about tu-
ition increases, coaches' salaries,
and labels for campus buildings.
This writer can be contacted at
Alternative Spring Breakers
help out in Pitt County
Pennsylvania group spends
week fixing local flood damage
Amanda Carlton of Wilkes-Barre University is one of the 18 students from
Pennsylvania who spent her Spring Break in Pitt County helping out with continued
flood relief (photo courtesy ol Judy Baker)
Josette LaChance
A group of 18 students and two chaper-
ones from Wilkes-Barre University in Wilkes-
Barre, Pa spent their Spring Break helping
with continued flood recovery in Greenville.
The group spent a week in Pitt County
repainting wails and retiling floors and ceil-
ings at the Greenville Community Shelter
and PiCASO, Greenville's AIDS outreach
center. They also entirely gutted a severely
damaged home down to the frame so that
the owner can begin to rebuild.
According to Mary Hession, the volun-
teer coordinator at Wilkes-Barre University,
the students raised $10,000 in a matter of
ten weeks to fund the trip. They accom-
plished this by selling advertisements for the
T-shirts that they wore for the trips and by
holding a bake sale, participating in a mile-
a-quarter donation program, and selling
stock. In addition to funding traveling ex-
penses, the money was used to make dona-
tions and to buy all the supplies the group
needed while working in North Carolina.
"They were really a highly-skilled
group said Judy Baker, director of the ECU
Volunteer Program. "They worked from
early morning until night and were very well
The students spent three days in north-
ern Pitt County helping out the Shoe fam-
ily, whose home was severely damaged by
the flooding that followed Hurricane Floyd
last September. They gutted the house and
left only the frame so that the family can
begin to rebuild their home.
"The students developed a close rela-
tionship with the family and they plan to
come back when the house is rebuilt Baker
said. "They also gave the family a $2000
donation to help with building costs
The 18 students were carefully selected
to participate in the program.
"To be qualified for this program the
students had to have an attitude of service,
the desire to care for people and a focus
that is other-centered Hession said.
Students were chosen through a quali-
fication process that included an essay.
Hession added that the main reason
why these students are here is to help oth-
ers, but it is also important that they real-
ize that they can do that while still having
fun. 6
Volunteer Dierdre McCarthy said she
was surprised by the extent of the damage
caused by the hurricane and flood.
"1 didn't realize until we got here and
we were able to tour some of the houses
how badly North Carolina was hit by
Floyd McCarthy said.
While the group was in Greenville, they
stayed at the St. James Methodist Church
but took showers at ECU'S Student Rec Cen-
ter. They spent some of their free time in
the evenings bowling at Mendenhall and
swimming at the Rec Center.
"I think that ECU did their part in wel-
coming them and thanking them for the
great work they did for our community
Baker said.
This writer can be contacted at
Fletcher resident
victim of attempted rape
Suspect's bail set
at $57,700
Terra Steinbeiser
This past Saturday, a non-stu-
dent allegedly attempted to rape
a female resident of Fletcher Hall
at an off-campus location.
According to Tom Younce of
the ECU Police Department
(ECUPD), the incident occurred
at 2201 NE 10th St. in the Reedy
Branch apartment complex be-
tween 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on
March 18. Michael Joyner, who
is an acquaintance of the victim,
was arrested on Sunday and
charged with attempted first de-
gree rape and assault on a female.
His bail has been set at $57,700.
After Joyner was arrested, it was
found that he was wanted for
forgery and uttering as well.
The case is currently under
investigation by the Greenville
Police Department (GPD). Ac-
cording to Captain Smeltzer of
the GPD, Joyner's probable cause
hearing, which will determine if
there are enough facts for a crimi-
nal trial, will take place either
one or two weeks from this Fri-
day. Since the perpetration was
attempted rape, a rape kit was
not administered to the victim.
The ECUPD became involved
in the case when the victim no-
tified the department that she
was considering seeking a re-
straining against Joyner. She was
then informed that the state of
North Carolina does not use re-
straining orders.
Joyner has been banned from
all parts of the campus by the
This is the second case this
semester of attempted rape in
which female ECU students have
been the victim. The TEC will
follow up on this case as more
information becomes available.
This writer can be contacted at
Student paralyzed
in Cancun during break
Alcohol not
factor in accident
Angela Hame
George Allen Boyd, a jun-
ior at ECU and member of
Theta Chi, is in Jackson Me-
morial Hospital in Miami, Fla
with spinal cord damage.
According to Dr. Ronald
Speier, dean of students, Boyd
injured himself over Spring
Break after diving into si
water whi
a fellow junior and Theta Chi
brother, the accident took
place around 6 p.m. on March
IS. Wright said alcohol was
not involved.
can Hospital In Mexico, but
was later rransjwrted to Jack-
son Memorial Hospital in Mi-
ami. Wright said he arrived in
Miami by noon on March 16.
According to Wright
this past Monday Boyd
move his should;
Speier said he
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The East Carolinian
Thursday, March 23, 2000
Boil system president Mohy Broad has
decided that ECU must make up the missed day
due to snow. Bornstein said the Calendar Com-
mittee met this past Monday to chose between
three possible days; Reading Day, Good Friday or
, a random Saturday.
�SGA President Qlff Webster said that during
Spring Break he met with the Board of Trustees
(BOT). Webster said the BOT discussed the Hur-
, ricane Floyd Conference which will be held
March 24-26. The conference will cost $2S.
According to Webster, the BOT also discussed
future student development programs presented
by Jim Sturm, director of Student Development.
Webster said local neighborhoods are protest-
ing the expansion of the university and the cur-
.rent construction plans.
�Webster said that those who wish to voice
.their opposition to the dissolution of Dean
, Speier's position may write to Dr. Carrie Moore,
.113 Spilraan Building and Chancellor Richard
EaJun, 103 Spiiman Building. Webster ordered
T-shirts supporting Dean Speier which say "Who's
your Daddy?" on the front and "Dean Speier's
myDaddy" on the back. Webster presented Dean
Speier with a T-shirt.
�SGA representative Dave Sued said flowers
and sympathy cards will be sent to Elizabeth
Labus' family and get-well cards wilt be sent to
Mark Eagle. Bueci said that over Spring Break, stu-
dent George Allen Boyd became paralyzed after
diving into shallow water in Cancun. He is cur-
rently at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami
with pneumonia, but should be transported to a
hospital in Charlotte this week, Boyd is from
Gastonia, N. C.
�Christy Lynch, junior class president, intro-
duced a bill to fund senior plaques for 80 soon-
to-be graduates.
SGA passed the $2000 fund titled T.G.I.E-
thank goodness I'm finished
�SGA Treasurer Overton Harper said March
31 is the deadline to payback loans from Hurri-
cane Floyd.
�Michael Orr, sophomore class president, said
the money collected from the Penny Drive will
be distributed to the Special Olympics April 3.
According to On, the money was collected from
all campus organizations.
Meeting adjourned.
Cliff Webster and Brian Queen sport T-shirts that SGA made to voice their support for Dr. Ronald Speier
whose position as Dean of Students was recently dissolved, (photo by Terra Steinbeiser)
University of Michigan-
Doctors confirmed yesterday
that alcohol poisoning caused
the death of a Ferris State Uni-
versity student Wednesday
The employees of Spectrum
Health in Grand Rapids deter-
mined that Stephen Petz, a 19-
year-old freshman from Gaylord,
had a blood alcohol content of
0.42 percent at the time of his
Brad McCue, the Michigan
State University student who
died in 1998 after drinking 22
shots, had a blood alcohol con-
tent of 0.44. In Michigan a per-
son is considered legally drunk
if they have a blood alcohol con-
tent of .10 percent.
Petz is said to have consumed
the alcohol during his fraternity's
"hell week" activities, the tradi-
tional week before pledges are initi-
Petz was in the process of pledg-
ing the Knights of College Leader-
ship or the Knights of College Lore
according to the Big Rapids Depart-
ment of Public Safety. KCL is an
unofficial fraternity, located off-
campus, and is not sanctioned by
the University.
University of Wake Forest-A
new breed of athletes rolled the
Quad March IS in celebration of
their victory. It was brains over
brawn that allowed junior Dan
Durand and seniors Kevin Woods
and Jacob Kline to win the Interna-
tional Mathematical Contest in
Modeling. The contest, designed to
stimulate and improve problem
solving skills, involved about 400
teams that represented several coun-
tries. The team celebrated its win by
rolling the Quad, a tradition usu-
ally reserved for athletic victories.
Over a weekend in February,
the team drafted a 40-page solu-
tion to a math problem that re-
quired them "to model the as-
signment of radio channels to a
symmetric network of transmit-
ter locations over a large planar
area, so as to avoid interference
Several requirements compli-
cated and lengthened the math
problem, but even these chal-
lenges did not prevent a victory.
The contest is sponsored by
the Consortium on Mathematics
and its Applications, Inc a non-
profit organization that produces
math teaching materials. The
team was notified by e-mail that
they had earned a classification
of outstanding and will receive a
bronze plaque for their efforts.
March 15
larceny-A non -student reported that a
halogen lamp was stolen from the construc-
tion site west of Howell Science Building. This
was the second lamp stolen, though the first
was not reported.
March 17
Auto Accident-A staff member reported that
while while parking a state vehicle north of
Erwin Building, he struck another staff
member's vehicle.
March 18
Hit and Run and Driving While ImpalredA
non-student was arrested for hit and run and
DWI after he backed into a light pole In the
Reade Street Lot 1 and left the scene.
March 19
Attempted Rape-A student In Fletcher Hall
reported that an attempted rape occurred at
an off campus location on March 18, 2000.
She reported the incident to Greenville poHce
Department who arrested the suspect. She
wanted to advise ECU since she Is planning
to obtain a restraining order against the sus-
March 22
Damage to Property-A staff member re-
ported that a the glass was broken out of a
fire alarm panel In the lobby of Fletcher Mu-
sic Building
failure toAppear-k student was arrested for
failure to appear in court, but then released
when it was found that she had already paid
the ticket off.
Harassing Telephone Calh-A staff member
reported that a company had been making re-
peated telephone calls to another staff mem-
ber even after they had been asked to not call
the workplace.
Provisional Driving While ImpairedDriving
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ing off a bout with pneumonia
Speier said.
Boyd's mother said that once her
son recovers from pneumonia he
Will undergo further surgery.
According to Warren Sherman,
a senior and president of Theta Chi,
Boyd has recovered from pneumo-
nia. He said doctors have performed
three surgeries and Boyd has re-
gained feeling in his arms.
According to Speier, Freeman
said doctors are hopeful her son will
regain feeling in his body once he
begins physical therapy.
According to Sherman, Boyd has
feeling in his toes and will be able
to talk next Wednesday. Sherman
said doctors told Freeman her son
has a possibility of walking again.
Sherman said he is hopeful that
Boyd will have full recovery.
"He Allen is a strong individual
and very determined Sherman
said. "I wish him the best for a full
recovery and a fast return to F.CU
Sherman said Boyd has been a
great asset to Theta Chi.
"All the brothers at Theta Chi
love him Sherman said. "He will
be missed while recovering, but I
have feeling he will be back
Sherman said Freeman told him
that her son will retom to ECU to
finish his degree, even if it is in a
Speier said the university is of-
fering help at the family's discre-
"We are offering any needed as-
sistance Speier said, "and respond-
ing in a time of crisis
According to Sherman, Theta
Chi has set-up fund raisers and trust
funds for the Freemans to help with
Boyd's rehabilitation.
Checks may be made out to
Molly Freeman and sent to 3 2 East
11th Street.
Freeman could not be reached
at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
This writer can be contacted at
aharne@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
South African officials getting
tough on failing education system
Principal John Mahange stands
inside the gate of Meadowlands
High School, brandishing a wooden
club while behind him there's an
uproar of shouting and laughing in
the classrooms.
He keeps it locked not only to
keep criminals put, but to prevent
students and teachers from skipping
class early.
Meadowlands, in the black
township of Soweto, is one of South
Africa's worst high schools. Only 16
percent of its seniors passed an
exam needed to graduate last year.
"We're down the drain
Mahange said, "and so are many of
South Africa's other public schools
six years after the end of white mi-
nority rule
With the new school year that
started in January, the government
launched a crash course to get its
schools in shape.
"The culture of learning, teach-
ing and discipline (must be
adopted) throughout our school
system President Thabo Mbeki
told Parliament.
The initiative is aimed at mak-
ing students accountable to teach-
ers, teachers to principals and prin-
cipals to government officials. At-
tendance is to be checked. Teachers
must prepare for their courses.
Teachers and principals, for the first
time, will be regularly monitored,
education officials said.
Teams of officials are fanning
out to overhaul schools that are per-
forming poorly.
"We're not missionaries said
Freddy Tsokolibane, one of those
Officials, who recently suspended
four teachers for alleged corruption.
"There are some non-negotiables.
Educators must show up. They must
have a plan. There must be teach-
ing and there must be learning
Schools that don't raise stan-
dards within three years may be
closed, with the faculty and stu
dents split up among other schools,
said Ron Swartz, an education offi-
cial in Johannesburg.
Black schools have historically
been substandard the apartheid
state wanted black students to get
an inferior education and many of
today's teachers are products of
those institutio
Students figi prominently in
protests against white rule, includ-
ing the 1976 Soweto uprising in
which dozens were shot down by
Activists sought to make the
country, including schools, ungov-
ernable. Protesters sang "We don't
need no education from a popu-
lar album by the rock group Pink
"Liberation first; education af-
ter" was the slogan of the day.
"After" has arrived. And the
country's education system is in a
Nationally, 51 percent of South
Africa's public high school seniors
failed the graduation test last year.
Crime is rampant in many
schools. Shootings have claimed the
lives of students, teachers and even
a principal.
Supreme Court rejects
three Texas death row appeals
Smugglers using teens to haul dings
A former Texas law enforcement officer who is on
death row for arranging the death of his estranged wife
has lost an appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The appeal of ex-Missouri City police officer Rob-
ert A. Fratta was one of three Texas death row inmates
whose appeals were turned down by the high court on
Monday without comment.
Fratta promised $3,000 to Howard Guidry, who was
17 then, to kill I'arah Fratta, 34, with whom he was
locked in a custody battle. Guidry shot the mother of
three twice in the head as she stepped from her car
inside the garage of her Atascocita home on Nov. 9,
Fratta became a suspect when he tried to cash in
his wife's $235,000 insurance policy just two days after
she was killed.
According to testimony, Guidry used Fratta's 38-
caliber revolver in the hit. Guidry, who also was sen-
tenced to die for the Fratta murder, was among seven
inmates who attempted to escape from death row on
Thanksgiving Day of 1998. He scaled a fence but sur-
rendered after guards opened fire.
Also losing appeals Monday before the Supreme
Court were Humberto G. Leal Jr 25, and Tommy Ray
Jackson, 43.
Leal raped and bludgeoned' 16-year-old Adria
Sauceda after leaving a party in San Antonio with her
in May 1994. The native of Monterrey, Mexico argued
that he should get a new trial because police failed to
tell him he had the right to call the Mexican consulate
as stipulated in the Vienna Convention.
Jackson is on death row for the 1983 abduction-
slaying of a University of Texas engineering student,
Rosalind Robinson, 24, of Terre Haute, Ind.
Robinson was abducted on campus, taken to an
automated teller machine, forced to withdraw money,
See APPEALS, page 4
Drug smugglers increasingly
are convincing teenagers to carry
drugs over the border into the
United States, telling them they
won't face serious charges if they
are caught, officials are saying.
"In many cases, they (drug
traffickers) will tell the kids that
because they are so young, noth-
ing will happen to them; it's a
slap on the wrist and they will
let them go said Roger Maier,
spokesman for the U.S. Customs
Service in El Paso, which covers
West Texas and New Mexico.
U.S. Customs Service inspec-
tors have detained six juveniles
in the past week for suspicion of
drug smuggling. Four of the ju-
venile drug "mules" were 16
years old and two were 17. To-
gether, the six teenagers were al-
leged to be carrying 501 pounds of
marijuana, with a street value of
about $500,000.
An El Paso prosecutor said he has
seen two girls, ages 13 and 12, car-
rying more than four pounds of co-
caine in their schoolyard backpacks.
The El Paso County Juvenile Pro-
bation Department in 1997 adjudi-
cated 16 juveniles for smuggling
more than 50 pounds of marijuana,
46 juveniles in 1998 and 83 in 1999,
according to Manny Torres, direc-
tor of intake and court investiga-
"What's happening here is a
trend mirrored nationwide for Cus-
toms Maier said.
Drug busts involving teens over
the last week at El Paso ports ofen-
try included:
�the seizure on March 11 of
54.2 pounds of marijuana from
a car driven by a 16-year-old boy
from Ciudad Juarez at the Ysleta
�the seizure on March 13 of
70.2 pounds of marijuana from
a 17-year-old Juarez boy at the
Ysleta bridge
�the seizure on March 14 of
63 pounds of marijuana from a
16-year-old Chaparral boy on
the Paso del Norte bridge
�the seizure on March 14 of
113.8 pounds of marijuana from
a 16-year-old El Paso boy at the
Ysleta port of entry
�the seizure on March 15 of
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Don t miss this nostalgic evening of song!
Got Spring Fever?
Just because Spring Break is
over doesn't mean the fun
has to end. ECU
Presbyterian Campus
Ministry has fun events
planned for the rest of the
semester including: a Beach
retreat, Kinston Indians
baseball game, and more!
When? Tuesday nights, 6 until 8 p.m.
Where? First Presbyterian Church (see mapf
What? a FREE home-cooked meal followed by a program
Who? ALL ECU students are invited
For further information contact:
Ellen Crawford True, Presbyterian Campus Minister or 758-1985
Hope to see you there!

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then taken to a rural area where
Jackson and another man raped her.
Her body was found more than a
month later. She had been shot once
In the head.
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ing her car. He said the woman
loaned him the vehicle. Jackson pre-
viously served 31 months of a 10-
year federal sentence for a 1977
bank robbery in Thorndale, Texas.
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pounds of marijuana from a 17-
"�year-old. Juarez boy on the Bridge of
the Americas.
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Generally, juveniles found guilty
' of drug smuggling may be sent to a
Texas state juvenile detention cen-
" ter, or they can be released on pro-
bation, including to their parents in
' Mexico, Torres said.
But juveniles returned to Mexico
on probation for felony drug cases
are not allowed to ever return to the
United States, said David Contreras,
head of the El Paso County district
attorney's juvenile unit.
"We know in the drug trade in
El Paso, in Juarez, people die, and
kids have no business getting in-
volved in that Contreras said.
"Unfortunately, we live in a de-
pressed area, and $500 is a lot of
money he said. "In Mexico, that's
half a year's wages
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) � North
Carolina officials have decided to
join yet another legal fight against
the federal Environmental Protec-
tion Agency, challenging rules that
would force coal-fired power plants
in the state to severely cut nitrogen
oxide emissions.
State officials agreed Monday to
challenge the EPA over an order re-
quiring 12 states, most in the South
and Midwest, to strictly limit nitro-
gen oxide emissions by 2003.
The EPA in December issued the
order at the request of four North-
eastern states that claimed their
ozone problems were tied to pollu-
tion from other states.
The EPA directive was prompted
by petitions from Connecticut, Mas-
sachusetts, New York and Pennsyl-
vania. It targets 392 plants that emit
nitrogen oxide in Delaware, Indi-
ana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michi-
gan, North Carolina, New Jersey,
New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vir-
ginia, West Virginia and the District
of Columbia.
"We're in opposition to com-
mand and control from the EPA
Don Reuter, a spokesman for the
state Department of Environment
and Natural Resources, said Mon-
Six states Alabama, Ohio, Indi-
ana, Michigan, Virginia and West
Virginia last month filed a lawsuit
against the EPA. Several utilities and
industry trade groups, including
Carolina Power and Light Co. and
Duke Power, also have filed legal
State officials contend nitrogen
oxide emissions In North Carolina
do not have a significant effect on
ozone levels in the Northeast.
But Karen Borel, an EPA environ-
mental engineer in Atlanta, said an
ozone assessment study conducted
from 1995-1997 found one state's
air quality can indeed be affected by
pollutants emitted elsewhere.
� "Nitrogen oxides can be trans-
ported hundreds of miles she said.
CP&L spokesman Mike Hughes
said the EPA order would have se-
vere economic consequences for
North Carolina if it is enforced.
"That's an issue of hundreds of
millions of dollars just for utilities
to comply Hughes said Monday.
We have a financial responsi-
bility to our customers and share-
North Carolina's decision to Join
the fight came less than'three weeks
after a federal appeals court, in a
separate case, upheld the EPA's au-
thority to impose tough rules on 19
states, including North Carolina, to
curb emissions of pollutants that
lead to the formation of ozone, a
primary ingredient in smog.
State officials said Monday that
they would appeal that ruling.
Unlike the rules upheld by the
appeals court, the directive chal-
lenged Monday is targeted not at
states, but directly at the emission
sources power plants and industrial
CP&L and Duke each have seven
coal-fired power plants in North
While asking for help in fight-
ing the EPA, Duke and CP&L differ
with state officials on how North
Carolina should control emissions
that lead to ozone pollution.
The North Carolina Environ-
mental Management Commission
voted March 9 to hold hearings on
three separate plans proposed by the
state, utilities and environmental-
The state's plan would reduce
emissions of nitrogen oxide 50 per-
cent by 2007 by targeting the worst
utility smokestacks five plants that
account for 70 percent of the indus-
trial emissions and emissions from
motor vehicles.
Environmental groups want a
larger reduction in emissions.
Duke Power and CP&L in Janu-
ary told the EMC they were willing
to cut nitrogen oxide emissions by
25 percent in the next five years. In
exchange, they wanted the EMC to
drop its move toward an eight-hour
standard proposed by the EPA for
measuring ozone levels and return
to a one-hour standard.
On Monday, the utilities offered
to boost their
emissions-reduction goal closer
to 40 percent by 2005 and drop
their opposition to the eight-
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Court says government lacks authority
to regulate tobacco as an addictive drug
Supreme Court ruled today the
government lacks authority to
regulate tobacco as an addictive
drug, rejecting the Clinton
administration's main anti-smok-
ing initiative.
Ruling 5-4, the justices said
the Food and Drug Administra-
tion overreached when it re-
versed a decades-old policy in 1996
and sought to crack down on ciga-
rette sales to minors.
"We believe that Congress has
clearly precluded the FDA from as-
serting jurisdiction to regulate to-
bacco products Justice Sandra Day
O'Connor wrote for the court.
"By no means do we question
the seriousness of the problem that
the FDA has sought to address
O'Connor said. "The agency has
amply demonstrated that tobacco
use, particularly among children
and adolescents, poses perhaps the
single most significant threat to
public health in the United States
However, she added, "it is plain
that Congress has not given the FDA
the authority that it seeks to exer-
cise here
O'Connor's opinion was
joined by Chief Justice William H.
Rehnquist and Justices Antonin
Scalia, Anthony M. Kennedy and
Clarence Thomas.
Dissenting were Justices
Stephen G. Breyer, John Paul
Stevens, David H. Souter and Ruth
Bader Ginsburg.
If s Your Place
To Make Your Way to the Ballet
S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series
Don't enjoy ballet? How do you know? If you have
never seen it performed, this will be the best opportu-
nity for you to attend a first-rate performance by a
troupe created here in North Carolina. Great sto-
ries, beautiful people, amazing athleticism, and
breathtaking choreography - what more could you
ask from a show? Give it a try - you may just like
what you see. Show your valid ECU One Card at
the Central Ticket Office to get advance dis-
count tickets. All tickets at the door full price.
To Jam With a Live Band
Mackeel will jam in the MSC Brickyard with a mix of
fiddle, bagpipes, rock guitar, bass, and drums that re-
sults in a fascinating, innovative, and instantly identifi-
able sound that exemplifies the future of Celtic influ-
enced rock music. No tickets needed - free admission.
To Win Phat CASH
You know the lingo, well now its time to BINGO. Bingo Night is
fun for everyone, especially when there is cash involved. But
no need to bring cash to play - Bingo Night is FREE to all ECU
students with a valid ECU One Card.
To Explore Exotic Places
MARCH 28 AT 4 P.M. AND 7:30 P.M. IN
Join Rick Ray as he uncovers the humanitarian side
of the Middle East during his film. Lost Worlds of
the Middle East You can add an optional tantalizer
to this excursion by purchasing a ticket for the
theme dinner. Get your film tickets for free at the
Central Ticket Office by showing your valid ECU
One Card. Dinner tickets may be purchased for
u �?.? r your meal plan' declini"9 balance, or cash and must be reserved
by March 23.
To Peal with Difficult People
We have all had to deal with them - the cranky classmate,
the moody group member, the disgruntled customer. Don't
let their bad attitude ruin your day. Discover techniques
to hejp you keep your cool when others blow their stack
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Sessions and Fall Semester 2000 Courses:
? Terminal Registration
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March 27
March 28
March 29
March 30
March 31
Allocation of Registration Days
Students with 90 semester hours credit and have applied for
graduation, graduate students, Honor and second degree students.
Students with physical disabilities registered
with the Department of Disability Support Services
Telephonic and web registration open at 7:00 a.m.
Terminals open 8-5.
Students with 70-89 semester hours credit and those eligible prior
to this period. Telephonic and web registration open at 7:00 a.m.
Terminals open 8-5.
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to this period. Telephonic and web registration open at 7:00 a.m.
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Terminals open 8-5.
REMINDER: Mandatory Sophomore Survey
East Carolina University is participating in a sophomore survey that will help us evaluate our
institutional performance. This survey is mandatory of all selected sophomores (students with 45-
60 completed credit hours who have earned at least 30 of those hours at ECU). Student
records will be "tagged" so that those students cannot early-register for Summer or Fall 2000
courses until the survey is submitted. The survey will be conducted with a web-based form at the
following web address:
http:intranet.ecu.edustudentsophomore survey.cfm.
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Thursday, March 23, 2000
The East Carolinian
Holly G. Harris, Editor
Terra Steinbeiser, News Editor Stephen Schramm, Sports Editor
Susan Wright, Features Editor Melyssa Ojeda, Head Copy Editor
Emily Richardson, Photography Editor Joey Ellis, Staff Illustrator
Daniel E. Cox, Web Media Director Janet Respess, Ad Manager
Serving the ECU community since 1925, The East Carolin-
ian prints 11,000 copies every Tuesday and Thursday dur-
ing the regular academic year. The lead editorial in each
edition is the opinion of the majority of the Editorial Board
and is written in turn by Editorial Board members. The East
Carolinian welcomes letters to the editor, limited to 250 words
(which may be edited for decency or brevity at the editor's
discretion). The East Carolinian reserves the right to edit or
reject letters for publication All letters must be signed and
include a telephone number. Letters may be sent by e-mail
to or to The East Carolinian,
Student Publications Building, Greenville, NC 27858-4353.
For additional information, call 252-328-6366.
But now, yet another part of the
university needs to become diversi-
fied-the Board of Trustees (BOT)
James Smith executive assistant to
Chancellor Eakm, said the BOT noticed
a change was needed after looking at
a picture of all the members together.
Wasn't anybody looking around in the
actual meetings and thinking that
something might be amiss?
Best (and worst) inventions unveiled
Ryan Kennemur
Hey all you Dogg-aholics! Welcome to the
opinion page, the home to such favorite head-
lines as "Northerners are jerks" and "Southern-
ers are ignorant Please note that neither one
of these stories were written by me, so don't be
mad not at me, anyway.
What I do write about is stuff that many
people take for granted, like America Online and
over-affectionate wildlife. But more recently, I
have been inspired by the television commer-
cials that deal with new inventions. Indeed, my
inspiration does not come from news stories,
famous people or places, but from the "Time
for a beer" watch and "Exercises in a bottle
In fact, if you have been reading for the past
two weeks, you would know that I have been
holding a contest to see which reader could send
in the bestworst invention they have ever seen
or thought of. Needless to say, all of the submit-
ted inventions fell under the "worst" category.
Also, to the people who responded, I have two
words for you therapy. No, seriously. I'd like
to tell you about the runners up of the inven-
tion contest and what they submitted.
Second runner up: Crystal Vincent, a young
lady who sent in multiple entries, had this to
say, and I quote: "When I wake up in the morn-
ing I walk to the window and remember that I
must water my Chia Pet. It's the Bill Gates ver-
sion, so it has lots of green. Now I gotta get ready
for class, so I pull out my 'crimping iron' so I
can get that fresh Debbie Gibson look
First runner up goes to: Anna Bieneck. Anna
sent in something that literally blows my mind.
She sent me a Web site (www.absurdgallery
nip.htm) that you really must see to believe. What
it is, and I checked it out, is a pink string that
goes around the woman's neck (under her col-
lar) with patches at both ends which utilize "patch
technology" to cover the woman's nipples. Now,
where were these when I was coming along?
Honestly, you have to see the picture. It says
such things like "Tired of having headlights?" and
"Embarrassed whenever the weather turns cold?"
Then, the centerpiece, just to reiterate how great
the product is, depicts a smiling (of course) Mona
Lisa wearing this contraption and saying the word
"Finally in a thought bubble.
I never knew this was such a big deal, but then
again, my breasts are fairly small. Lack of estro-
gen, I suppose.
And finally, the winner of the invention con-
test is: Tom Floyd, with the invention of his own
creation, the "Human Reports" magazine. It is
based on the magazine "Consumer Reports the
catch being that instead of rating cars, blenders
or computers, it rates people. He says, "This would
be great for dating. Imagine you see a girl in your
class that you think is kind of cute. All you would
have to do is look up a past issue and find her
name where it will either say, 'Very date-worthy
and loves old movies' or it might say, 'Don't
bother. She is a book burning Nazi
Oh, you silly readers! I love you! Please stay
away from my house! But seriously, thanks to
everyone who submitted their inventions. Hope
you had a great Spring Break! And if not uh
This writer can be contacted at
Alumni upset by Speier decision
Editor's note: This letter was sent to our
office and numerous campus officials.
Dear Chancellor Eakin,
It was extremely disheartening to hear about
your recent decision to dismantle the Office of
the Dean of Students. Although this office will
be restructured, the school and the students will
suffer from the loss of leadership, guidance and'
most importantly, the strong character which
Ronald Speier has exemplified throughout his
tenure at ECU.
My experiences at ECU were greatly enriched
because of my close working relationship and
friendship with Dr. Speier. As a student, I was
fortunate to serve my peers as Speaker of the
Student Government Legislature. During my two
consecutive terms, Dr. Speier was my principal
source of inspiration and guidance. Hearing that
he has been removed from the ECU staff does not
make sense considering his flawless history and
unprecedented record of accomplishment.
Three months after graduating from ECU I am
disappointed and dismayed at this groundless ac-
tion. The university has turned a blind eye to needs
of the students. There is no factual basis for this
decision except to fulfill a skewed agenda.
The faculty, the alumni and, most importantly,
the students deserve better from university deci-
sion-makers. Mistakes are made, but once realized
they should be reversed to the fullest extent pos-
Dean Speier made a real difference in my life
as he did to many of my peers. We feel strongly
that he deserves better treatment than what ap-
pears to have taken place over the last few weeks.
Adam R. Hofheimer
Class of 1999
Diversity distinct in kind having variety being different.
This seems to be the recurrent theme at the university this year.
It started last year when the Minority Student Coalition met with
Chancellor Richard Eakin in order to implement ways to diversify
the student population. All year forums, speakers and interracial
events have been held to promote diversity. Have they actually
worked at promoting diversity? That's up to you.
But now, yet another part of the university needs to become
diversified-the Board of Trustees (BOT). James Smith, executive
assistant to Chancellor Eakin, said the BOT noticed a change was
needed after looking at a picture of all the members together.
Wasn't anybody looking around at the actual meetings and notic-
ing that something might be amiss?
We think it is sad that it took them so long to realize that a
broader range of cultures was needed on the board. We give them
some credit though, considering that they do have a black male
and a woman on the board.
It's a great idea to diversify the board that regulates what hap-
pens at our university. Considering that Chancellor Eakin is trying
to make the campus more diverse and united among students, it
is only logical that the head "executives" are diverse in race, gen-
der, age and all the other numerous categories.
The BOT is sort of out on a limb, though, considering they have
no say in who gets chosen for the positions. Hopefully, the Board
of Governors (BOG) understands the concept of diversity and re-
cruits both men and women of varying backgrounds.
The freshman class president is a black female, which looks
promising for the future of diversity on our campus. But as a stu-
dent body we can do more. Help diversify the board and write to'
the BOG with nominations for possible candidates for the next
of zmmTe?c�s vJirM oot
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Let kids be kids, Ritalin not always answer
Chris Sachs
I was reading a news magazine a couple of
days ago about the dramatic increase in the num-
ber of parents who are pushing behavior con-
trolling drugs onto their children at the slightest
indication that they may have some attention
disorder overactive energy or depressive mood
In the past couple of years there has been a
staggering 200 percent increase in the use of
Ritalin and other attention deficit drugs and a
mind-blowing 150 percent increase in the use of
Prozac and other depression-alleviating prescrip-
The news is so alarming that Mrs. Clinton came
out of her coffin during the day to object to the
overuse of these pills, but not after kowtowing
to the drug companies by saying, "I am not at-
tacking the drug industry, but " Always the
politician. But a much more important person
was upset by the news: me. So I ate some Ben
and Jerry's Pistachio Prozac ice cream and
washed it down with a Ritalin root beer and be-
gan to vent my disgust in the only way I get paid
to-I wrote about it.
I look at kids today and I weep for their fu-
tures. I feel so sorry for the little ones and all the
crap they have to put with on a daily basis�chief
among the crap being their parents. From what I
read, see and examine, I must say that today's
Mr. and Mrs. Average Parent really suck. Kids
today are growing up to be soft, boring, shel-
tered and drugged to the point of a zombie-like
They are time bombs waiting for the oppor-
tunity to explode in a rage of fury. Kids want to
kill themselves because a few people teased them.
(Thin-skinned losers!) And other kids want to
shoot everyone in school because the jocks push
them around in the lunch line. (Spineless, crazy
wimps!) So the kids withdraw into themselves and
begin to unravel and the parents don't know what
to do, or they won't try to help. So they send
them to counselors, analysts and doctors.
These parents need help more than the kids
do. Yet, the kids go off to be studied, probed and
lobotomized while the quick and easy cure is
sought after. Why should parents listen to the
kids and work harder to fix their own problems
when they can lean their kids' heads back like
they're receiving communion and feed them
drugs from a psychological Pez dispenser.
Parents let their kids play Nintendo for hours
at a time, feed them junk food, look away as they
get as fat as hippos, slow as tree sloths and then
offer them a shoulder to cry on when the kids get
teased for being lazy and fat. The parents feel
bad; they don't know what to do. So they send
Baby Huey to a psychiatrist who gets them a pre-
scription for Prozac-flavored Flintstone vitamins
and tells the parents he or she is a fragile, de-
pressive child who needs special attention.
What a pile of bull.
These parents are doing their children a world
of injustice. Why not cut the Nintendo time to a
half-hour? How much time do they need to play
these stupid games anyway? Why not feed them
a healthy diet and force them to go outside and
play? The endorphins these kids would generate
by playing with the parents or friends would make
them feel better than a tanker truck full of Prozac
ever could. But the parents keep these kids on a
continuous circle of self-induced suffering and
end up hurting them. I just don't get it.
Now, I am not a parent. I hope to be one some-
day because I need the tax break, but I am not
the burning bush when it comes to parenting
skills. Yet I'm not blind either. We need to stop
drugging kids (except for extreme cases of medi-
cally diagnosed psychological disorders) and get
back to real parenting. We need to listen and play
with them and be as honest as we can be with
them. Drugs should be the last choice when it
comes to the mental health of children, because
as much as everyone thinks they need them, they
really don't.
This writer can be contacted at
Students should quit complaining, start acting
Dear Editor,
I know that the parking problem at ECU has
been beat to death, but it is the major issue
among students. Many editorials have been writ-
ten to The East Carolinian about how parking is
handled; yet students have done absolutely
nothing about it.
Parking and Transportation Services has an-
nual "savings otherwise known as profit, in
excess of $200,000, yet they are issuing parking
tickets until 11:30 at night.
Also, as ECU plans on expanding in the next
few years, there are no future plans in sight for
more parking. At the Jan. 20 meeting, 134 stu-
dent parking spaces were lost while the staff
gained 45.
This passed with little opposition because the
committee consists of 17 staff members and sue
students. The committee will take the students
more seriously if there is more student represen-
tation at these meetings.
The next parking and transportation meeting
is scheduled for 3 p.m Thursday, March 23, in
Room 212 of Mendenhall Student Center.
Mark Smith
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I The East Carolinian
Thursday, March 23, 2000
Interesting food origins
German cooks are famed
for using extravagant ingredi-
ents and combining the whole
into a rich dining experience,
so it seemed to fit that this
recipe must have come from
� Germany. And yet, it didn't; the cake took its name
from an American with the last name of "German
In 1852, Sam German developed a sweet bak-
ing bar for Baker's Chocolate Co. The product was
named in honor of him, "Baker's German's Sweet
Chocolate In most recipes and products today,
the apostrophe and the "s" have been dropped, fu-
eling the assumption that the chocolate's origins
are German.
The first published recipe for German's choco-
late cake recipe showed up in a Dallas newspaper
, in 1957 and came from a Texas homemaker. The
resulting spike in German's Sweet Chocolate sales
put General Foods (which then owned Baker's
Chocolate) on alert; the company quickly sent cop-
ies of the recipe and photos of the cake to news-
papers across the nation.
Everywhere the recipe was published, food
editors were swamped with requests for informa-
tion on where to buy the chocolate. In a year,
sales jumped 73 percent. Readers who missed the
recipe asked that it be reprinted. In no time at all,
German Chocolate Cake was on most every table.
It continues to be favorite dessert even 40
years later. No wonder. All that rich, gooey sweet-
, ness ain't hard to fall in love with.
Fermented beverages have been preferred
over water throughout the ages. They are safer,
provide psychotropic effects, and are more nutri-
tious. Some have even said alcohol was the pri-
mary agent for the development of Western civili-
zation, since more healthy individuals (even if in-
ebriated much of the time) lived longer and had
greater reproductive success. When humans be-
"came "civilized fermented beverages were right
at the top of the list for other reasons as well: con-
spicuous display (the earliest Neolithic wine, which
might be dubbed "Chateau Hajji Firuz was like
'showing off a bottle of Petrus today); a social lubri-
cant (early cities were even more congested than
;those of today); economy (the grapevine and wine
;tend to take over cultures, whether Greece, Italy,
;Spain, or California); trade and cross-cultural inter-
actions (special wine-drinking ceremonies and
�drinking vessels set the stage for the broader ex-
change of ideas and technologies between cul-
tures); and religion (wine is right at the center of
�Christianity and Judaism; Islam also had its
"Bacchic" poets like Omar Khayyam).
Coffee, according to some historians, is de-
rived from the Arabic kahwa, which originally
imeant wine. The word is similar in most lan-
guages; kahveh in Turkish, caffe in Italian, cafe in
French, koffie in German.
Islam prohibited the use of alcohol, so this hot,
invigorating, flavoursome drink, beoame the mar-
velous alternative. The coffee tree, "Coffea
;arabica grew wild in Ethiopia; there was intense
icultivation in the Yemen as early as the 15th cen-
; The news of the new drink spread quickly, par-
ticularly through the Muslim Pilgrims traveling to
Mecca. The Turks became passionate enthusiasts
nd they spread it all throughout Asia Minor,
Egypt, Syria and the Middle East, the love of cof-
fee was as great then as it is now.
The Arabs did not want the infidel nations to
start growing their beloved coffee, so they stopped
the export of coffee beans except those having
been fried or cooked in boiling water to kill the
seed germ. But it was impossible to prevent the
spread of the illustrious bean.
The architecture of the pretzel was developed
by a monk, about 610 A.D. in one
of the monasteries of southern
France or northern Italy. It seems
that with the ends of the dough
left over after bread baking this
imaginative monk devised a strip
of dough from these ends and
formed it to represent children's arms folded in
prayer. It was such as intriguing looped twist that
he gave it to the adept children for learning their
prayers. He called it "pretiola which is the Latin
for little reward. It became a symbol of excellence
in many accomplishments.
George Clinton and
the P-Funk All Stars groove ECU
I in
1 in
D. Miccah Smith
ou need it, you want it and you're going to get it April 2 at 8 p.m.
in Minges Coliseum. Get back two things you may have lost dur
ing your college career-the funk, and your faith in ECU'S Popu-
lar Entertainment Com
and George
The history of Creole.cuisine began
with the first, European occupation of
Louisiana in 1682 by the Frenchman La
Salle. By 1722, New Orleans had be-
come the capital of the region while the
French and other immigrants had
settled in the area.
Creole cooking is based upon French"stewV
and soups, and is influenced by Spanish, African,
Native-American, and other Anglo-Southern
mittee - when the P-Funk All Stars
Clinton bust onto the ECU scene,
sweaty, ragged and ready to funk
you up!
For a pittance of $15, the
dope dogs will educate you
about universal questions like
'Why must I be like that?
Why must I chase the cat?
and other issues of concern.
Act now (that is, be one
of the first 1500 ticket buy-
ers), and the ticket office
ladies will hook you up
with a hot pink hospital
bracelet which allows
you access to the "floor
where you can stare up the nose of
greatness throughout the glorious three-hour
Clinton's been touring and morphing into the national trea-
sure that he is for upwards of 40 years. Now he frequents college cam-
puses and countless other American venues with his P-Funk crew, ped-
dling the deliciously dartceable soul, funk and loud trip-rock baubles strung
on a hemp cord that have made him a cultural icon since the '70s.
"I feel like we really haven't had a big concert on campus said Shan-
non Connors, chair of marketing for the Student Union's Popular Enter-
tainment Committee. "And we're really excited 'cause George Clinton is a
big concert, and it's an opportunity for the Student Union to do what
we're supposed to do, which is to bring entertainment.
"A really broad range of people like George Clinton and can identify
with his music So many people could come to this concert
Springtime entertainment, with the exception of last year's somewhat
disastrous Barefoot on the Mall, has indeed been on the classical side of
late; ECU'is ripe for a more universally appealing show.
"They need to get some more funky stuff, some more alternative cul-
ture said sophomore Michael Ashby.
Since the Fiona Apple fiasco during the '9798 school year, ECU stu-
dent opinion of the Popular Entertainment Committee may have been'
George Clinton sings passionately into
� the mic in front of a crowd, (photo from
the World Wide Web)
on the wane, but this deal's practically airtight; the contract is in, and
Clinton's reputation for showing college students a good time is as golden
as a piece of fresh fried chicken.
"I think George Clinton is just that central figure. He's always in the
backdrop for any university entertainment committee said Patrick
Edwards, chair of the committee.
The buzz generated by word of mouth and low-tech fluorescent post-
ers emblazoned with the grainy image of Clinton's head were enough to
sell 400 tickets on the first day of sales. Full-page newspaper ads and the
idea of expanding sales to nearby campuses are the latest attempts to reel
In more buyers.
"We want to sell the concert out We have all of North Carolina to
bring into town Connors said.
Will ECU students furnish enough enthusiasm to sell out the coliseum
without any outside help? It looks doubtful. But faithful funk-mongers
waiting in the central ticket office line at 8:30 a.m. to snap up the first
available tickets seemed to think so.
"It's George Clinton! He's the grand master of interplanetary funk, for
God's sakes said senior Matt Vaughn.
ECU'S hottest and cheapest springtime ticket is now on sale at the
central ticket office, Onix, East Coast and CD Alley. Sales are pretty slow,
having crested at about 550 at the office during the first sales week, but
expanded ticket sales will probably fill the 4500-seat Minges Coliseum.
Call 1-800-ECUARTS for ticket information.
This writer can be contacted at
Tobacco products slip
carcinogens in with nicotine
The cry of anti-tobacco advocates is heard every-
where, "Quit smoking and save your life Although
recent studies have stated that smoking can reduce ones
chances of Alzheimer's disease, the proven effects can
be deadly.
Since the beginning of the 20th century, cigarettes
have been the most popular form of tobacco consump-
tion. In 1989, the U.S. Surgeon General issued a report
stating that nicotine is addictive, and smoking is the
third leading cause of death in the United States. That,
didn't stop Americans from smoking. In 1998, 60 mil-
lion Americans were smokers. This is 28 percent of all
people who are over the age of 12. The danger in smok-
ing lies not only in the addictive qualities of the nico-
tine, but also in the carcinogenic chemicals that are
inhaled with the smoke.
"When you draw in
a breath of tobacco
smoke, you're drawing
in thousands of chemi-
cals along with the to-
bacco and the pyrolyzes
chemicals created in the
burn said Dr. Brian A.
McMillen, professor of pharmacology. "Several of the
chemicals that are inhaled are known carcinogens in
"Lung cancer is a rising problem in the U.S More
women are dying each year from lung caner than from
breast cancer. In the '60s, Virginia Slims and other to-
bacco companies targeted women, and now we are be-
ginning to see the effects their successful campaign
has had on American health McMillen said.
McMillen's sister-in-law recently quit smoking be-
cause she was diagnosed with lung cancer. It was easy
for her to stop because she was so angry.
Another less-known cause of smoking is the build-
up of fatty deposits in one's arteries. For some, smok-
ing causes a physical change in the body. Because of
this change, fat builds up more quickly on the artery
walls, causing heart attacks and other coronary prob-
lems at a younger age.
"I saw a man in his early thirties suffer a heart at-
tack McMillen said. "He was a smoker
Health problems are one reason to quit smoking,
but there are other reasons that people have for 'kick-
ing the habit
, "I'm quitting because it's annoying, and it costs
Short-term effects of smoking
�heart beat increases
�blood pressure rises
�stomach produces acid
�kidneys produce less urine
�brainnervous system work faster, then slower
�hunger decreases
�sense of taste and smell weaken
�small, cilia stop working properly
�blood flow to fingers and toes decreases
�stomach upsets
�watery eyes
Long-term effects of smoking
�shortness of breath
�fingers and teeth stain
�wrinkles and dry skin
�difficulty in becoming pregnant
�narrowinghardening of blood vessels
�respiratory infections
�heart attackcoronary heart disease
�increased-risk of cancer
�stomach ulcers
�disease of the veins
money said a freshman, who wishes to remain anony-
mous. "You cough up mucus, and that's no fun. I don't
want to be smoking for the rest of my life
The reason for continued smoking, even though it
is expensive and its associated negative health effects,
is often an emotional connection.
"Smokers have a style of smoking that ensures that
they get a relatively constant dose of nicotine in the
body, and this promotes dependence, both physically
and psychologically said Beth Credle, interim direc-
tor of health education.
"College students often develop rituals (such as
during study time, in between classes, in social situa-
See SMOKING, page 11
English degree
creates versatility
Successful ECU alumni
share life experiences
Kristen Monte
Have you ever wondered what an English ma-
jor does for a living after graduation? The answer
is simple, this liberal arts degree will let you try
your wingsat anything.
Many college students are not always sure about
what they want to do for the rest of their lives. A
degree in English allows for work in various areas,
if you are not interested in working with the spe-
cific skills one gains in accounting, chemistry,
counseling or similar majors that connect your
future with one aspect of abilities.
"Most college curricula provide worthwhile vo-
cational training said William Hallberg, an ECU
English associate professor. "However, training in
the study of literature provides, in its ideal, the
thinking skills and sensitivities that invigorate and
inform one's performance in his or her chosen field
of endeavor
With a degree in English, a person can work in
areas of business, computing, government, pub-
lishing, teaching and writing. Many former ECU
English majors have moved on to very distin-
guished careers. Lawrence Rush Atkinson (B.A. 74)
has won the Pulitzer Prize in journalism and
Constance Pierce (B.A. '66, M.A. '69) is a publisher
of many fiction stories, such as the award winning
"When Things Get Back To Normal
Nancy Croft Baker (B.A. '85) credits her English
1100 class to her success in corporate communica-
"I never really took writing seriously until I got
to ECU said Baker. "In my freshman writing class
I found out that I could write and changed career
courses from music to English. The English profes-
sors and advisors at ECU gave me the confidence
to set my goals higher than I ever would have on
my own
"Many of my former students have jobs in the
arts, as Broadway actors (Kevin Varner), New York
book editors (Dan Maurer at Doubleday) and maga-
zine editors (Gillian Ashley at Outside Magazine)

March 23, 2000
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Dear Marjorie,
Lately, I have been having a little
financial trouble. The bills are pil-
ing up, and I just don't have as
much money as I used to. I don't
mind living on Ramen Noodles and
Tang, but my girlfriend is used to
dating men with money. She still ex-
pects to go out every Friday night
and we never go Dutch. I hate to
tell her that I'm broke because I'm
afraid she'll think less of me, but I
also don't want to spend the money
1 need to pay bills on taking her out
to eat. Is there any way to solve this
problem that will keep me from
looking like a cheapskate?
-Poverty Stricken
Dear Poverty Stricken,
Why are you even dating this
girl if dinner and a movie is more
important to her than your finan-
cial well-being? Everybody loves
being taken out on a date, don't get
me wrong, but most couples in a
long-term relationship realize some-
times there are things bigger than
"Mission to Mars" and "Electric
Lemonade Sitting home and mak-
ing dinner can be more fun than
any amount of movie watching.
You can give everything that per-
sonal touch and you never have to
worry about too much PDA. If you
tell her that you are on the broke
side, she will probably understand.
If not, find someone else to watch
TV with. A relationship should
never be based on how much
money you spend on each other,
but rather the value you put on the
time you spend together and the
things you do. True, dinner at a
posh restaurant is nice, but a roman-
tic dinner of peanut butter and jelly
underneath the stars can be more
romantic if it is prepared with love.
Dear Marjorie,
My ex-boyfriend ran my car
into a tree when we were dating. It
dented my car and the damage
came to about $150. I definitely
didn't (and still don't) have the
money to fix the car, and neither
did he. We had been dating for a
while, so I just let the damage go
and chalked it up to another mis-
take made.
Well, we broke up and now he
has a new car. Every time I see his
new car I just want to run my keys
down the side and damage it the
way he damaged mine. I never cost
him any major money the whole
time we were dating, and 1 think
he should pay me for the damage
to my car. What do you think?
-Waiting to Explode
Dear Waiting to Explode,
He owes you every dime, but
getting money from him will prob-
ably be like squeezing blood from
a turnip. If you dumped him, he
probably still holds a grudge against
you (at least a little one), and he's
not going to just hand you a good
part of his pay check. If he dumped
you, which may be the case since I
sense some angst between the two
of you, you may not want to con-
tact him in a desperate attempt to
collect past bills due.
In all truthfulness, you will
probably never see any of that
money, even if it is rightfully yours.
So, if you feel the burning urge to
run your keys along the side of his
new car and you just can't resist any
longer, don't get caught!
Dear Marjorie,
I have a problem with my room-
mate. He keeps making these nasty
protein shakes because he lifts
weights and he thinks that these
will help him bulk up faster. The
problem is not the fact that he
makes these protein shakes (1 think
he needs them because he is the size
of a horse), but he can't compre-
hend the fact that you have to clean
out the blender after using it. I re-
ally want him to clean out the
blender, because the bi-monthly
bleach just isn't working. How can
I get him to clean up his disgusting
and vile smelling mess?
-Perturbed at Pirate's Cove
Dear Perturbed,
This has got to be one of the
most unique roommate problems
that I have ever heard. Always, there
is one messy one and one clean, like
the Odd Couple, but normally a
blender is not the source of anxi-
Tell him to clean his junk up!
Not only is a dirty blender gross to
look at and noxious to smell con-
stantly, but it can also attract ro-
dents, cockroaches and otlier bugs.
You sound like and intelligent hu-
man being, and I am fairly certain
that you don't want your counter
tops and kitchen floor littered with
the carcasses of thousands of pests.
Clean it up soon or suffer the con-
If you have and questions or
queries contact Marjorie at
marjorie@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
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"The basic tenet of anarchism
is that hierarchical authority-be it
state, church, patriarchy or eco-
nomic elite-is not only unneces-
sary, but is inherently detrimental
to the maximization of human po-
tential. Anarchists generally believe
that human beings are capable of
managing their own affairs on the
basis of creativity, cooperation and
mutual respect. It is believed that
power is inherently corrupting and
that authorities are inevitably more
concerned with self-perpetuation
and increasing their own power
than they are with doing what is
best for their constituents
-Liz A. Highleyman, An Intro-
duction to Anarchism
"I am an Anarchist! Wherefore
I will not rule, and also ruled I will
not be
-John Henry Mackay, Anarchy
"(To illustrate anarchy J. A.
Andrews used the example of a
group of friends going on a camp-
ing trip. They plan their trip and
each person brings useful skills
and tools to share. They work to-
gether to set up tents, fish, cook,
clean up, with no one in a position
of authority over anyone else. The
group organizes itself, chores are
done and everyone passes the time
as they please, alone or in groups
with others. People discuss their
concerns and possible solutions are
proposed. No one is bound to go
along with the group, but choos-
ing to spend time together implies
a willingness to at least try to work
out constructive solutions to the
problems and frictions that will in-
evitably arise. If no resolution is
possible, the dissenting individu-
als can form another grouping or
leave without fear of persecution
by the rest of the group
-Affinity Group of Evolution-
ary Anarchists, Consent or Coercion
"Anarchism (from the Greek,
contrary to authority) the name
given to a principle or theory of
life and conduct under which so-
ciety is conceived without govern-
ment-harmony in such a society
being obtained, not by submission
to law, or by obedience to any au-
thority, but by free agreements
concluded between the various
groups, territorial and profes-
sional, freely constituted for the
sake of production and consump-
tion, as also for the satisfaction of
the infinite variety of needs and
aspirations of a civilized being
-Peter Kropotkin, "Anar-
chism The Encyclopedia
Britannica, 1910
"One can debate the meaning
of the term 'socialism but if It
means anything, it means control
of production by the workers them-
selves, not owners and managers
who rule them and control all de-
cisions, whether In capitalist enter-
prises or an absolutist state.
"To refer to the Soviet Union as
socialist is an interesting case of
doctrinal double speak. The Bolshe-
vik coup of October 1917 placed
state power in the hands of Lenin
and Trotsky, who moved quickly to
dismantle the incipient socialist in-
stitutions that had grown up dur-
ing the popular revolution of the
preceding months-the factory
councils, the Soviets, in fact any
organ of popular control-and to
convert the work force into what
they called a 'labor army' under the
command of the leader. In any
meaningful sense of the term 'so-
cialism the Bolsheviks moved at
once to destroy its existing ele-
ments. No socialist deviation has
been permitted since
-Noam Chomsky, Socialism,
Real and Fake; What Uncle Sam Re-
ally Wants
"If socialism is the tyranny of
Lenin and Stalin, then sane people
will say: not forme. And if that's
the only alternative to corporate
state capitalism, then many will
submit to its authoritarian struc-
tures as the only reasonable
-Noam Chomsky, Socialism,
Real and Fake; What Uncle Sam
Really Wants
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Thursday, March 23, 2Q00
South Africa's Xhosas ponder
changes for ritual circumcision
EAST LONDON, South Africa
(AP)-Pride fills the young men
wearing rough blankets and sheep-
skin headbands as they near the end
of their ritual initiation. A month
ago, a traditional surgeon used a
blade to circumcise them and mark
their passage into manhood.
"I am more than proud. I am a
man declares one of the
"abakhwetha the Xhosa word for
"No one can speak for me. No
one can tell me where to go says
the youth, his face painted a ghostly
white with clay as a symbol of pu-
Meanwhile, in Ward 14 at the
nearby Cecelia Makawane Hospital
lie Ji dozen recent initiates who have
nothing to celebrate. They are the
vidtims of botched circumcisions.
�Complications from ritual cir-
cumcisions killed at least 14 boys
in Eastern Cape Province last year.
Mcjre than 100 initiates ended up
at fecelia Makawane alone, suffer-
ing, from infection, pneumonia and
other ill effects from badly done cir-
cumcisions, including amputation.
;For years, the centuries-old
Xhosa custom has injured and
killed youths. But Dr. Michael
Zaijewczyk, head of the hospital's
urcjlogy department, says the prob-
lem is getting worse.
�He contends more and more tra-
ditional surgeons have no idea what
the are doing. "They just cut. If
theye is bleeding they put a cord
around the penis and pull it tight
Zanewczyk says.
The increasing presence of AIDS,
tuberculosis and sexually transmit-
ted diseases among South Africans
make initiates even more vulner-
able to infections and other com-
plications, he said.
About 17 percent of South
Africa's 41 million people are
Xhosas, many of whom were key
figures in the fight against apart-
heid, including former President
Nelson Mandela and his successor,
Thabo Mbeki.
The vast majority of Xhosa
males undergo ritual circumcision
after age 16, although no record is
kept of exactly how many. Only a
handful of urbanized Xhosas will
admit to abandoning traditional
Circumcisions are performed
without anesthetic by traditional
surgeons for a fee of 80 rand, about
$13. Initiates are not supposed to
drink any liquids for a week after
the procedure and attendants are
paid 120 rand $20 to help treat
their wounds-usually with tradi-
tional herbs. During the period,
the youths sleep on the ground in
straw huts covered by plastic
Doctors say the injury and
death toll is increased because
there is a widespread stigma for
initiates who seek hospital treat-
ment, so many with complications
wait until they are seriously ill.
Some even die in the bush.
Mandela himself, in a vividly
detailed description of the ritual
in his autobiography, "Long Walk
to Freedom describes the shame
of feeling disabled by the pain and
of failing to pronounce a ritual
phrase with the same robustness
as the other boys. "A boy may cry;
a man conceals his pain he
"The number of boys going to
hospital is just the tip of the ice-
berg said Dr. Mamisa Chabula, a
local health official and crusader
for safer circumcision methods.
She has managed to persuade
some traditional surgeons to use
sterilized surgical blades and con-
duct pre-circumcision medical ex-
Chabula's newest weapon
against infection is a disposable
plastic device known as a Tara
Klamp, developed by Dr.
Gurcharan Singh of Malaysia.
It consists of an inner ring into
which the penis is inserted, and
an outer ring into which the fore-
skin is pulled and then clamped
into position for circumcision. It
stays on until the wound is healed
and is designed to prevent bleed-
ing, infection and possible expo-
sure to the AIDS virus.
The idea of using the clamp
draws a chorus of protest from the
youths undergoing their initiation
in a field near Mdantsane, a black
township outside East London, a port
on the Indian Ocean.
"They are undermining the dig-
nity of our culture one indignant
initiate says.
"If it comes from another nation,
maybe it works for them. But that
doesn't mean it works for us says
another. "We must do it the way our
forefathers used to do it
The initiates are dismissive of
those who end up in hospital. "They
are weak. They didn't do what they
were taught to do says one.
They are also outraged that a
women doctor is involving herself in
a matter regarded as the exclusive do-
main of men.
Chabula, whose five sons went
through initiation, is unapologetic. -
"I got involved in this 10 years
ago because people were bringing in
botched circumcisions to my rooms.
Who should die or be mutilated be-
fore we rise up and do something?"
she says.
Chabula's campaign has backing
at the highest level. King Sandile,
regent of the Rharhabe Xhosas, one
the two main xnosa groupings, has
endorsed the clamp in principle.
However, he says he will not impose
it and is leaving it to lower level tra-
ditional leaders to discuss the mat-
"This is a noble custom which we
can never abandon, (but) the prob-
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Worker freed after being stuck in mud
Hallberg said. "But many more are working in fields less
obviously associated with their having studied English
ECU'S department of English offers three undergradu-
ate degrees, a B.A. in literature, a B.A. in writing and a
B.S. in English education. The Department also offers a
M.A. and M.A.Ed as graduate degrees.
. "The discipline of English at ECU�writing, language
and literature�refuses to become part of our disposable
society and continues as in the past to challenge us de-
spite all efforts to toss it aside or tame It said Dr. Sandra
Tawake, director of Undergraduate Studies for the En-
glish department.
There will be a scheduled meeting for all prospec-
tive English majors to meet with faculty who teach in
all the concentrations to discuss degree programs, spe-
cific courses, prospects after graduation and advising.
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Menu: Lemon soup; fresh baked grilled snapper with cumin-flavored
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KENOSHA, Wis. (AP)-It took
rescuers 45 minutes Saturday to pull
a man from the wet clay and silt
that sucked him under as he at-
tached a residential sump pump,
fire officials said.
Daniel Erhardt, 38, of Sturtevant
stepped into the soggy ground as
he worked near the basement of a
home in a Kenosha subdivision at
about 12:15 p.m.
The pumping caused the water
to gush out and sink into the
ground that contained clay soil and
silt. Erhardt was swallowed by the
muddy ground beneath him.
"I walked around the basement
and then, whoop, it swallowed
me Erhardt said. "Must have been
a second or two. And then 1 was in
it up to my belly button
Rather than attempting to pull
Erhardt out with his truck, boss Bob
Ewing called the fire department
and then shut off the pump so wa-
ter wouldn't continue filling the
"I had tried to pull myself out
with the board that was lying
around. That didn't work Erhardt
They hooked the ladder's 6-
inch-wide leather harness to
Erhardt's waist and also fastened a
rope to his body and attempted to
mechanically lift him. But the
heavy clay, combined with the
suctioning action of the wet
ground, made conditions too diffi-
cult, Lt. Ken Walton said.
"Being clay and silt. It was in-
credibly heavy, and he was not able
to get himself out by himself at all
Walton said. "We took the ladder
belt and hooked it up around his
waist and then the rescue rope. We
tried to pull him out slowly. That
didn't work
Erhardt said he remembers res-
cuers telling him to let them know
if the ladder truck's pulling action
caused him discomfort.
"They said scream if it begins to
hurt he said. "I screamed and they
let up
Firefighters left Erhardt hooked
up as they dug at the mud with
their bare hands and shovels. They
left a plank in front of Erhardt to
hold on to and placed another un-
der his buttocks, preventing him .
from falling farther.
"First we had dug his leg out.
Then, finally we dug him down far
enough and he fust kind of loos-
ened out and popped out of there
Walton said.
"I'm not afraid of walking
around mud and water. I do it all
the time Erhardt said. "The next
time, though, I'm going to be a
little more careful
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Track teams for rare home meet
Men's 4x400 reay
takes third at NCAAs
Jordan no
longer a pitchman
Michael Jordan told the Chi-
cago Sun-Times Wednesday that
he is done with product endorse-
ments. Jordan, now part owner of
the Washington Wizards, plans to
gradually work his way out of en-
dorsements as companies gradu-
ally work their way into new cam-
He did give companies permis-
sion to use the commercials that
have already been shot, and he
Will maintain relationships with
them until the full transition has
been made. Gatorade, for in-
stance, has already begun work
with Vince Carter.
i "It's endorsements just a
stage you get past Jordan said.
"No, I don't want my name just
used. I can get endorsements all
day. Endorsements are good for a
while-they give you a personality,
a lot of creditability. And now I
have that name. But I want to un-
derstand the business itself, see
the value in something other than
just endorsing. I want my money-
my investments-to do what
'Michael Jordan' did
Jets' Johnson
not on trading block
New York Jets coach Al Groh
is no longer considering dealing
Keyshawn Johnson, the team's
leading receiver, Groh said in a
statement Tuesday.
The team also said that they
have no plans to renegotiate
Johnson's contract, which has two
years to run at less that $2 million
a season. Jerome Stanley,
Johnson's agent, said that the
contract would not be discussed
with the media because Johnson
feels that his fans don't want-or
need-to hear about it.
Jets officials do not plan to dis-
cuss a new contract in the short
term future, but say they will within
the appropriate time.
"The Jets have reworked nu-
merous contracts this winter to get
under the salary cap and yet con-
tinue to be under extreme eco-
nomic duress Groh said.
Stanley wasn't convinced by
the Jets' salary cap arguement be-
cause the team has less than $2
million available and need money
to sign their draft picks, including
two tirst-rounders.
Stephen Schramm
ECU's track and field squads
will cap a historic period this
weekend. The men's 4 x 400 re-
lay team had the school's best
finish at the NCAA Indoor
Championships on March 11.
Meanwhile, ECU will host its first
meet in two decades this week-
The men's track team sent
the 4 x 400 relay squad down
to Fayetteville, Ark. over Spring
Break for the NCAA Indoor
Championships where the Pi-
rates took third place. At the
meet the Pirates would get one
shot to compete against the best
college teams in the country. In
their heat the Pirates squared
off against track powerhouses
such as Clemson, Florida and
"We had to really go said
Bill Carson, ECU head track
coach. "We ran 46.7 seconds in
the first leg. We had a very poor
handoff and we were a little be-
ECU's Darrick Ingram ran a
strong leg to get the Pirates back
into the hunt and give them a
shot at the Florida team, who
jumped out to an early lead.
"We were closing in on
Florida and we were also doing
a good job of holding the other
teams off Carson said.
The Pirates eventually
passed the Gators and won the
heat with a time of 3:08.06. In
the second heat Texas Christian
and Oklahoma took the top two
spots while ECU's time was good
enough for third.
While the men's sprint
squad made history at the
NCAA Championships, the
rest of the track and field pro-
gram will make a different
kind of history this weekend.
This weekend's Pirate relays will be the first home meets for the Pirates since the ECU Invitational in 1978. (file photo)
For the first time in more than
20 years ECU's track and field
teams will not have to leave
Greenville to compete. This week-
end ECU will host 16 other
schools in the inaugural Pirate
"This is an exciting thing
said Len KJepack, ECU cross coun-
try coach. "We've definitely tried
to emphasize this
The Pirate relays will be the
first home meet for the teams
since the ECU Invitational was
held in Greenville in 1978.
"I think it's going to help the
team feel good, and also make,
them feel a lot closer Klepack-
The meet will feature the
women's team, the men's dis-
tance runners and teams from 16
other schools. The Pirates wtl
face teams from, Norfolk St Vir-
ginia, Howard, Hampton and the
Division II national champions,
St. Augustine's among others.
The sprinters from the men's
team will spend the weekend in
Gainesville, Fla. at the Gator Re-
Last week, the Pirates opened
their outdoor seasons at a pair
See TRACK, page 13
Lady Pirates continue best start ever
Men learn
from experience
Ryan Downey
The men's and women's
tennis teams played UNC-
Wilmington in two hard fought
matches yesterday with the
women winning 8-1 and the
men falling short 4-3, drop-
ping the Pirates' record to 14-
This match was the first
time the team had played since
getting back in Greenville af-
ter a very hectic and challeng-
ing Spring Break. Both the
men's and women's teams
played a very demanding
schedule traveling to different
sites almost daily.
The trip started for both
teams with a match against
Charleston Southern. The Lady
Pirates won 5-1 in a match that
featured singles victories in all
but one match.
By winning the singles in
such dominant fashion the
women were able to clinch the
match without playing
doubles. The men didn't fare
well against Charleston South-
ern losing 0-7. The men re-
bounded the next day against
Illinois State winning 4-1 in a
match that ended as soon as,
Illinois State was mathemati-
cally beaten. The win broke the
men's two-game losing streak.
"We played well today
against a really tough team
from Illinois State said Head
Coach Tom Morris. "We are
tired right now but we played
a good match. 1 was happy with
our performance in the
doubles, and we were also very
solid in our singles matches.
Even the matches we did not
finish we still had a chance to
On the same day the women
played the College of Charles-
ton winning 5-2 and giving
them their ninth win in a row.
The Lady Pirates only lost in
two individual match-ups in
Alexandre Girard helped the men's
tennis squad to a 4-2 win over Coastal
Carolina (file photo)
the overall match.
On March 15 the 10-win
streak was snapped by Coastal
Carolina in a 6-2 loss. The
lone singles victory was
picked up by Lyndell Jordan
in a 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 win.
"I thought it was a good
trip Jordan said. "We had
quite a few matches. I think
we had a good experience
even with the one loss
The men fared better
against Coastal Carolina
men's team picking up a 4-2
win. The men were able to put
together two singles wins by
Oliver Thalen 6-3, 6-0 and
Brad Sullivan 6-1, 6-0. The
two doubles wins were by the
duos of Sullivan and Thalen,
and the duo of Tobias Boren
and Jon Walton.
The Lady Pirates notched
a win against UNCW, while the
men picked up a loss.
"It tired us out but I think
it will help us out as far as
singles matches down the
road said senior Leshaun
Jenkins. "It gave us mental
toughness to play that hard for.
that long. We played seven;
matches in five days. We won't-
play that many matches in a row
again this season.
"A lot of the teams we played
were very good. Charleston
Southern was an NCAA tourna-
ment team last year. In the
matches we have left we will be
able to go in with confidence. The
guys played very solidly during
Spring Break
Coach Morris agreed.
"I think we really came to-
gether Morris said. "The only
teams that beat us were nation-
ally ranked. We were also able to
go through it without any inju-
ries. But yesterday was a step
backwards. We needed to step up
and respond in some situations
and we didn't
This writer can be contacted at
Club sports provide variety of activities
ECU offers many
programs for students
Berard's eye
surgery a success
Bryan Berard of the Toronto
Maple Leafs had his retina reat-
tached in 4 12 hour surgery Tues-
day at Columbia Presbyterian
Medical Center.
Berard, a 23-year-old NHL
rookie of the year and U.S. Olym-
pian, was accidently hit by Marian
Hossa's hockey stick blade on
March 11 at Ottawa. It is uncertain
if he will regain sight in his right
Berard, who was not wearing a
visor at the time of the hit, sus-
tained a cut cornea, detached
retina and a fracture of the orbital
bone surrounding the eye.
Tom Laidlaw, Berard's agent
told a Toronto news station that it
is too soon to speculate on his re-
turn to hockey because the NHL
does not permit players to play if
they have sight in only one eye.
"Bryan's a lot more optimistic
than he was after the injury, obvi-
ously, and he realizes that his
chances of seeing 100 percent out
of that eye again are not very
good Laidlaw said. "But there's a
good chance he'll regain some or
a lot of that vision, and we'll see
what happens. The hockey portion
of it, although it's on his mind
right now he's just trying to worry
about seeing again
Robbie Schwartz
Do you spend your after-
noons laying on the couch, try-
ing to find anything on the tele-
vision to use as an excuse not to
do your homework?
Here is a better option: join
a club sports team. With over 20
different sports to choose from,
there is sure to be one that you
The various teams are orga-
nized and run by students and
offer instruction as well as good
competition. With administra-
tive and some financial support
provided by the department of
recreation services, these teams
travel to many other colleges to
find different levels of competi-
These teams aren't limited to
just North Carolina. On April 8th,
the women's club volleyball
team will be traveling to Reno,
Nevada for the NRSA Collegiate
Volleyball Sport Club Champion-
ships. Also this semester, the la-
crosse team will be traveling to
Maryland for a tournament.
"Being involved in club sports
is a good way to get involved
said David Bumgarner, a mem-
ber of the lacrosse team and the
club sports representative to the
advisory council. "It provides a
The Ultimate Frisbee Club is perennially ranked among the best in the nation (file
good way of meeting different
people and to travel around
There are also many events
held here at ECU. One of the up-
coming events includes the ECU
Open Martial Arts Tournament
at the Student Recreation Cen-
ter on April 29. ECU has four
different martial arts club
teams. One of those, the Tae
Kwon Do team, sent two mem-
bers to the National Collegiate
Competition in Pomona, Cali-
fornia and one of them, John
Manson, came home with a
bronze medal.
There is also the Ultimax
tournament for the ultimate
frisbee teams, starting on
March 31 and carrying on
through the weekend. Perhaps
one of the more well known
club teams, the ultimate
women's team was ranked as
high as fifth in the nation while
the men's team has been
ranked as high as ninth in the
nation by the Ultimate Players
Just added this semester
were fencing, water polo and
badmitton club teams to a list
that includes swimming, water
skiing, soccer and underwater
Yes, there is an underwater
hockey team here at ECU.
There are usually six players
per team in the water equipped
with fins, snorkel, mask, protec-
tive gloves and a stick. The
points are still scored by put-
ting the puck into a goal, but
this goal is underwater. The
team participates in several
tournaments throughout the
Students spar at the Student Recreation Center for one of ECU's many martial
arts clubs, (file photo)
year which are sanctioned by
the Underwater Society of
"Playing a club sport is a
real good opportunity to meet
and play with players at dif-
ferent levels said Daniel
Vitale, president of the men's
soccer club team. "Being able
to travel around allows you to
play against a wider variety of
teams and provides just a differ-
ent experience
For more information on join-
ing a club team or starting your
own club team, contact Gray
Hodges at 328-6387 or stop by
the Student Recreation Center.
Room 128.
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of meets. The teams split their squads and sent
some athletes to the Seahawk Invitational at UNC-
Wilmington while the remainder of the team trav-
eled to Charlotte for the UNC-Charlotte 49er Clas-
"Overall, I thought we had a solid meet said
Matt Munson, head women's track coach. "We
shook off some of the rust after not competing
for a couple of weeks and made our first out-
door appearance of the season
In Charlotte, ECU'S Toni Kilgore won the long
jump with a jump of 18' 4 12 Thrower Marga-
ret Clayton placed fourth in the hammer throw,
while teammate Tonya Little placed ninth in the
preliminaries of the 100 meters.
At the Seahawk Invitational ECU racked up
four first-place finishes. Ayana Coleman won the
100 meter, Kay Livick von the 1,500-meter run
and Justin England won the men's 1,500 while
teammate Stu Will placed second.
This writer can be contacted at
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Ray Carruth baby's grandmother seeks control
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grandmother of Rae Carruth's
child is asking a judge to give
her control of the former foot-
ball player's house and cars so
she can sell them and use the
proceeds for the baby's child
The 26-year-old Carruth, a
former wide receiver for the
Carolina Panthers, is charged
with first-degree murder for al-
legedly plotting the fatal drive-
by shooting Nov. 16 of girlfriend
Cherica Adams. Prosecutors said
they will seek the death penalty
against Carruth and three code-
Soon after Adams was shot,
she gave birth to a baby boy,
Chancellor Lee Adams. Cherica
Adams died Dec. 14.
Her mother, Saundra Adams,
requested control of Carruth's
assets in court papers filed late
Monday. She is asking
Mecklenburg District Judge
Yvonne Mims Evans to transfer
to her ownership of a Ford Mus-
tang, two Lexuses and Carruth's
south Charlotte home.
"Only by selling off his re-
maining real and personal assets
will the defendant be able to
make future child support pay-
ments for the support of the
minor child Adams' motion
Saundra Adams and Cherica
Adams' father, Jeffrey Moonie,
have filed a custody and child
support lawsuit against Carruth.
Adams has temporary custody
of Chancellor.
Evans has frozen Carruth's
assets while a child support
agreement is worked out. The
next hearing in the case is set
for March 30.
In early February, Carruth
agreed to pay $3,000 a month
in temporary child support for
Chancellor, and paid $12,000
retroactive to December.
Saundra Adams' attorney
argues in the motion that
Carruth will not be able to make
his April payment because of
his lack of income.
Should Evans not give
Adams custody of Carruth's
possessions, the motion asks the
judge to require Carruth to post
an "adequate bond" to continue
to guarantee payment of $3,000
per month.
Carruth received his last
paycheck of $38,382 last No-
vember, court documents said.
Schilling's fastball, opinions back
Curt Schilling must be feeling
better. His fastball and opinions
are starting to sizzle again.
With his rehabilitation from
shoulder surgery progressing
nicely, Schilling revealed Tues-
day that he's been having
trouble with his shoulder since
midway through the 1998 sea-
The Philadelphia Phillies ace
kept pitching anyway because
he didn't know what was wrong.
"I realize now why I was hav-
ing a problem a year and a half,
two years ago Schilling said.
"And I knew in spring training
last year that there was some-
thing not right. The discomfort
thing was not right
While most of his teammates
were across the state for a game
against the Montreal Expos in
Jupiter, Fla Schilling also had
some scathing comments for the
Phillies organization. He ac-
cused the team's front office of
dragging its feet on plans for a
new stadium, which he says
have become a "joke" in the
"Why were the Eagles ready
and the Phillies weren't?"
Schilling said, referring to sta-
dium plans by Philadelphia's
NFL team. "Get the answer to
that one. Whatever answer you
get to that question is an excuse.
If this was the priority that ev-
erybody says it is, then it should
have been done
It's not opening day yet, and
Schilling is still about six weeks
away from being ready to pitch
in a game. He's already in fine
form, though.
Last season, Schilling lashed
out at management for refusing
to spend money to make the
Phillies a contender. Happy with
offseason acquisitions of pitch-
ers Andy Ashby and Mike Jack-
son, Schilling is turning his at-
tention to the Phillies' slow pur-
suit of a new ballpark to replace
Veterans Stadium and its ce-
ment-like artificial turf.
State funding was approved
for new stadiums in Pittsburgh
and Philadelphia last February.
Two ballparks are under con-
struction and scheduled to
open in Pittsburgh in 2001,
while Philadelphia's plans re-
main mired in red tape. The
Phillies' new target date is 2003.
"We joke about it now, be-
cause it's become a joke
Schilling said.
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The East Carolinian
Thursday, March 23, 2000
4 in 10 ballplayers make $1 million
NEW YORK (AP)-At the present rate of pay
increases, half of the players in major league
baseball will have salaries of $1 million or more
in a few years.
�f 16,Players on Au8- 3I rosters, 342 play
ers made $1 million or more, according to a study
pLl tJOT leagUe contra�s by The Associated
JTess. That comes out to a record 37.3 percent
?P,anm 36-5 Percent 1998 and 34.5 percent
in iyy7.
In 1998, there were just 326 players at $1
miMon or more, and that was up from 285 in
�i ,Batnmre A,bert Belle was t ?t
511,949,794, followed by Boston pitcher Pedro
Martinez ($11.25 million). Los Angeles pitcher
Kevin Brown ($10,714,286), Atlanta pitcherGreg
Maddux ($10.6 million), Los Angeles outfielder
Gary Sheffield ($9,936,667), New York Yankees
outfielder Bernie Williams ($9,857,143), Arizona
pitcher Randy Johnson ($9.65 million), Yankees
PitDaoVid Cone ($9'5 million-San Francisco
outfielder Barry Bonds ($9,381,057) and St. Louis
first baseman Mark McGwire ($9,308,667)
Figures include all salaries and earned bo-
nuses, plus prorated shares of signing bonuses
and other guaranteed income. Figures usually are
finalized in December, but calculations were de-
layed this year, primarily due to players who
signed extensions during the 1999 season
At the other end, 15.8 percent of players 145
in all, made the minimum $200,000, up from 14 1
percent in 1998 and 13.0 percent in 1997 The
Minnesota Twins had nine, the most of any team
The salary escalation seems assured of con-
tinuing this year, but exact calculations can't be
made until the week of April 3, after teams set
their opening-day rosters.
Until then, many teams keep several veterans
on minor league rosters. Once a player is added
to the major league roster, his salary for the sea-
son becomes guaranteed
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Schools feature two teams in NCAAs
Iowa State athlete director Gene Smith h
been gushing a bit lately. With good reason
It s not every day that Iowa State gets both its
men s and women's basketball teams in the NCAA
tournament's round of 16. In fact, it has never
happened before.
"J iin'1 be8'n t- explain to you how I'm feel-
ing, Smith said. "I can ramble, but I can't ex-
plain it. I'm just on cloud nine for these kids
Four other schools are experiencing the same
success Tennessee, Duke, North Carolina andItfU
also will have both teams playing this week in
Che regional semifinals. For them, the round of
b is doubly sweet.
. "Is it nice or what to have two LSU teams in
the Sweet 16, said women's coach Sue Gunter
- The joint appearances are a boon for the
schools in terms of exposure and revenue, though
it doubles the workload for sports information
statts that must prepare those voluminous
postseason media guides. And it forces fans to
make a choice. Which regional do they attend?
Or do they just stay home and watch both teams
on television? .
; Administrators also are forced to decide which
game to attend, although in Smith's case it was
easy. He won't be going to either. Smith is a mem-
ber of the men's basketball committee and was
assigned to the East Regional at Syracuse
The simultaneous success at Iowa State has
been stunning. Both teams won the Big 12 regu-
lar-season and tournament championships and
are 2-0 in NCAA play, all of which is putting a
lime and financial squeeze on the school's de-
voted fans.
Bob Gitchell, an orthopedic doctor in Ames,
went to all six of the Cyclones' games at the Big
12 tournament in Kansas City. Last weekend, he
caught the men's first-round game in Minneapo-
lis and both of the women's games at home, miss-
ing the second men's game only because he was
on call and couldn't find anyone to fill in.
"I feel a little bit like I was trapped in the movie
'Groundhog Day where that same scene hap-
pens over and over Gitchell said.
Gitchell and his wife are going to the men's
game in Auburn Hills, but have left themselves
an out. They'll fly right back if Iowa State loses
and drive to the women's game on Saturday.
At Tennessee, where coach Pat Summitt's Lady
Vols long have been the dominant program, the
men made the regional semifinals for the first
time since 1981, the. year before the first NCAA
women's tournament. The women have been to
the round of 16 every year�and have won six
national championships.
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NFL, players union
MINNEAPOLIS (AP)-An investigation of
claims that the San Francisco 49ers made deals
to get around the NFL's salary cap is being de-
layed while a judge decides whether agents can
be penalized for violating the rules.
The NFL and its players union are appealing
an arbitrator's decision that agents can't be fined
or sanctioned under the collective bargaining
The 49ers are being investigated to deter-
mine whether they made undisclosed payments
to quarterback Steve Young and other players
in violation of the labor contract.
A federal judge in Minneapolis will hear ar-
guments in the appeal Thursday. His decision
could establish a precedent for negotiations
throughout the NFL.
Under the labor agreement, salary cap dis-
putes are sent to an arbitrator.
Ihe investigation of the 49ers has been
�stalled since early December in a dispute over
agree on agents issue
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whether agents are subject to the agreement be-
cause thev represent players.
The NFL contends the 49ers and agents Leigh
Steinberg, Jeffrey Moorad and Gary Wichard en-
tered into secret agreements regarding compen-
sation for Young, former tight end Brent Jones
and quarterback Jim Druckenmiller, who now
plays for Miami.
Steinberg and Moorad are partners and rep-
resent Young and Jones; Wichard represents
Special Master Jack Friedenthal ruled on Feb.
18 that agents are not part of the 7-year-old col-
lective bargaining agreement and cannot be fined
or sanctioned by the NFL or the NFL Players As-
sociation for violating the labor contract.
The league and the union have asked U.S. Dis-
trict Judge David Doty, who approved the collec-
tive bargaining agreement in mid-1993, to over-
turn Friedehthal's ruling.
Jordan: Finger didn't make me retire
CHICAGO (AP)-Michael Jordan can't palm a
jasketball any longer, but insists an injured fin-
der was not a factor in his decision to retire from
he NBA.
Jordan sliced his right index finger on a cigar
utter after his last season with the Chicago Bulls.
:le told the Chicago Sun-Times for today's edi-
ions that the cigar cutter was a "cheap" one that
racked as he pushed down on its blade during
i trip to the Bahamas.
Jordan went to the emergency room, where
ic says the doctor snapped the tendon while try-
ng to evaluate the wound. Upon returning to
hiiago, Jordan asked former Bulls physician
John llefferon to try to repair the damage.
"When llefferon did the surgery, he saw all
he ligament damage I already had from dislo-
ating my finger so many times Jordan ex-
plained. "So the only thing he could do was re-
utach the tendon. He said, 'You'll lose some
'nobility, hut there is nothing I can do
On Tuesday, Jordan had surgery to clean-up
the old injury. He hopes that will put the prob-
lem to rest.
"I can still shoot Jordan told the Sun-Times.
"But I can't grip the ball completely. I hava.a
tough time picking it up off the dribble like, I
used to
He said the injury bothers his golf grip and
the former minor-league baseball player saidfte
can't hold a bat.
But Jordan swears the injury did not influ-
ence his decision to retire in January of 1999
after 13 seasons and six championships.
"It didn't affect my retirement issue, although
people doubt that Jordan said. "It was ironic,
the timing. But 1 was going to retire before this
Jordan, now part owner of the Washington
Wizards, also revealed that he is getting out,of
the product endorsement business.
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The East Carolinian
Thursday March 23. 2000
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A female descendant of Christ and two unlikely prophets are
called upon by Rufus, an unknown 13th apostle, to stop twp
angels, that ware cast out of heaven, from unknowingly erasing
all of God's work by restoring their souls by entering a new
church. Restoring ones soul by entering a new church is a part
of the Catholic Dogma, and by restoring their souls the angels
could reenter heaven thus revealing there is a loophole to return
to heaven. This would prove God was not perfect and upon
proving this all of God's work would immediately be erased.
The General's Daughter (R)
When a general's daughter (Leslie Stefanson), an army captain
in psychological operations, is found murdered, two warrant
officers (John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe) are brought in to
investigate. The young woman was staked down with tent
poles, strangled, and presumably raped. But what the
investigators find is even more bizarre, relating back to her
days at West Point and involving the general (James
Cromwell) himself and his aide (Clarence Williams III). The
daughter's one confidant (James Woods) also ends up as an
apparent suicide and is assumed to be the culprit. Cover-ups
and sexual scandals rampage throughout the film
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THE GREENVILLE Recreation and
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some background knowledge in one
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P.O. Box 369
Griffon, N.C. 28530
ATTENTION: Mitchell Oakley
ing team. 2nd year champions! Love,
the sisters of Pi Delta.
GOOD JOB Saturday nite "Karoke
Queen Margarette! Love, the your Pi
Delta sisters.
KEEP UP the hard work Stephanie
Sanders! We're proud of you! Love, the
sisters of Pi Delta.
NEED A good DJ at an affordable
price? Cakalaky Entertainment offers
good times at a great price! Late
nights, formals, semi-formals, or any
occasion (references available)! Call
Jeff (252) 531-5552.
THE SISTERS of Alpha Phi would like
to congratulate Becky Gunn for get-
ting a job with NBC and Martie Brun-
er for getting into nursing school! We
love you
Barger on getting accepted to nurs-
ing school! We're proud of you! Love,
the sisters of Pi Delta.
ALPHA DELTA Pi would like to thank
Pi Kappa Alpha for the social Satur-
day night. We had a great time.
on the birth of your nephew. David
Grant Hall! Love, the sisters of Pi Del-
SIG PI, We had a great time making
our dreams come true in Hollywood!
Thanks for a great social- Let's get to-
gether again soon. Love, Alpha Delta
will be having a Blood Drive March
24th from 11:00 till 3:00. Come by and
give blood and take a look at our 1
and 2 bedroom apartments. If you
lease an apartment and give blood you
can register to win cash prizes. Lots
of free give a ways too. Located two
blocks from ECU just past the corner
of 10th and Elm St. For more informa-
tion call 752-8900.
$2,500 SCHOLARSHIPS awarded
by James M. Cox. Jr. Foundation - The
Daily Reflector, to full-time undergradu-
ate (junior and senior) students at ECU
with GPA of at least 3.0 pursuing a
media-related career; other criteria
must be met. Recipients are invited to
compete for a possible internship with
the newspaper. Application deadline
is March 31.2000. For application ma-
terials and additional information, con-
tact Vicky Morris, Office for Institution-
al Advancement. 200 East First Street.
Greenville. NC 27858 - phone: 328-
DEALING WITH Difficult People"
Wednesday. March 29 4pm. Menden-
hall Underground. We have all had to
deal with them- the cranky classmate,
the moody group member, the dis-
gruntled customer. Don't let their bad
attitude ruin your day. Discover tech-
niques to help you keep your cool
when others blow their stack.
CHOOSING A Major and a Career:
This workshop is designed to help you
explore your interests, values, and abil-
ities to find out possible career and
fjiajor choices. You will learn effec-
tive tools in the greatest hunt of your
life. Contact the Center for Counsel-
ing and Student Development at 328-
6661 for more details. This workshop
meets every Thursday from 3:30-6:00.
GAMMA BETA Phi Society will meet
Thursday March 23 at 5:30pm in Men-
denhall 244. For more info:
CHILDREN OF SPA Employees Schol-
arship available for 2000-2001. $1,000
awards to full-time undergraduate
students at ECU with GPA of at least
3.0: other criteria must be met. Appli-
cation deadline is April 1. 2000. For
application materials and additional in-
formation, contact Vicky Morris. Insti-
tutional Advancement, 200 East First
Street or call 328-5685.
sion workshop helps you explore the
causes of stress and the effect that
stress has on you. You will learn mow
effective techniques for coping with
stress. For more information, contact
the Center for Counseling and Sto
ent Development at 328-6661.
VOLUNTEERS ARE needed at the Pitt
County Council on Aging with the
meals on wheels and caregivers pro-
grams. Volunteers can assist with de-
livering meals, transporting older
adults to and from Doctor's appoint-
ment, the grocery store or other er-
rands. Other need include visiting
older adults in their homes, writing let-
ters, reading mail, or even calling on
the phone if you wish. Meals on
Wheels is delivered from 9AM to 12
Noon Mon-Fri. Caregivers volunteers
can set their own schedule. If you are
interested please call Courtney Dun-
can at 752-1717.
BECOMING A Successful Student:
This workshop will give you the op-
portunity to discuss academic issues
and learn effective techniques to make
it in school. The workshop begins at
11:00 on Monday March 27. For more
details, contact the Center for Coun-
seling and Student Development at
328-6661. � �
HEY STUDENTS, the Greenville Re-
creation and Parks Special Population
Department is currently recruiting vol-
unteers for their 2000 Spring pro-
grams in: Track & Field. Bowling.
Swimming. Recreation Camp. Roller
Skating and the 2000 Special Olymp-
ics Spring Games. For more informa-
tion contact Kelvin Yarrell or Dean Foy
at 329-4844 or 329-4541.
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.
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School class 9:45 a.m.
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Sunday School, 11 a.m 7.
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The East Carolinian, March 23, 2000
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