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George Clinton will perform with the
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April 2, in Minges Coliseum. Advance tick-
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in Mendenhall Student Center. Tickets for
ECU and Pitt Community College stu-
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$20. Tickets at the door are $25. For more
information call 1-800-ECU-ARTS.
Musical review
"Musical Ladies" is a show that brings
to mind the cabaret-style entertainment of
early night clubs such as The Cotton Club
and the Copacabana. This program cel-
ebrates women's gift to the American ex-
perience and starts at 7 p.m. tonight in
Room 244 of Mendenhall Student Center.
Public tickets are $4.
"The Foreigner a play that kept audi-
ences laughing for two years on Broad-
way, will be performed in McGinnis The-
atre as part of the ECU Playhouse Series.
The play runs through April 4. Curtain
time is 8 p.m. except for Sunday's 2 p.m.
matinee. Ticket prices range from $5 for
students to $8 and $9 for the public. Call
the McGinnis Theatre Box Office at 328-
School of Music students and teachers
will jam at the popular Jazz at Night pro-
gram at 8 p.m Friday, March 31, in
Mendenhall Student Center. Public tickets
are $2.50.
Nobel scientist
Dr. William Phillips, the winner of the
1997 Nobel Prize in physics will give a
public lecture about research with lasers
to cool gases to the coldest temperature
in the universe. The lecture entitled "Al-
most Absolute Zero: The Story of Laser
Cooling and Trapping" begins at 5 p.m.
March 30, in Room BN-103 of the Howell
Science Complex. Phillips says that
chilled gases can be used for super-accu-
rate atomic clocks and for new atomic la-
sers that manufacture tiny electronic com-
ponents. Contact Dr. Orville Day, ECU
Department of Physics, 328-4228.
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Did you find your adviser to
be knowledgable and
helpful during
Results of last week's question:
Do you know anyone who has been the
victim of sexual assault or rape?
60 Yes 10 No
stirs up SGA
Council dissolves
external affairs position
Terra Steinbeiser
Amid the campaigning for
Student Government Associa-
tion (SGA) executive council, a
series of disagreements between
the current Student Body Presi-
dent and a candidate for the po-
sition has escalated into an all-
out political battle for support.
The problems have recently
come to a head with the recent
dissolution of Michael Orr's po-
sition as executive coordinator of
external affairs by the executive
council, of which his roommate,
Cliff Webster, is a part of.
According to Webster, who
presently serves as SGA presi-
dent, the problems began when
it was discovered that Orr and his
ticket did not pay the $10 filing
fee required by the Flections
Committee. Webster brought
this to the attention of SGA Elec-
tions Committee Chair, Robert
Kaltenschnee, who disqualified
the entire ticket for failing to fol-
low the rules. Orr said he was not
aware of any such filing fee and
appealed the decision to the
I lonor Board. The Board reversed
the original decision and rein-
stated Orr and his ticket as can-
didates in the election.
"We didn't even know about
the fee because we didn't receive
a full copy of the election rules
and I believe that was inten-
tional Orr said. "The Honor
lioard said we could run because
the elections committee had
made so many mistakes han-
dling things
It came to the attention of
the board that the copies of the
election rules were not given out
before the end of the filing date.
According to the SGA Constitu-
tion, candidates are only respon-
sible for knowing the informa-
tion that has been given to them
before the last dav to file.
Portrait of a powwow
The second disagreement be-
tween Webster and Orr took
place last Saturday, when ECU
hosted the Association of Student
Governments (ASG) meeting.
The main focus of the meeting
was to discuss issues that face the
UNC System as a whole and to
make nominations for the ASG
president for the 2000-01 school
Every school is allowed to
have four voting delegates who
make decisions on behalf of their
universities. Orr, who had been
appointed as the executive coor-
dinator for external affairs by
Webster in the school year
was one of these voting represen-
"His job was to be a liaison
for ASG Webster said. "He was
appointed to vote and to be at
meetings to help represent ECU
Last Saturday, the Minority Coalition sponsored their annual powwow. The event, which took place at the
bottom of College Hill, featured vendors and performances by Native-American dancers, (photo by Na'im
Minutes before the meeting
began, Webster pulled Orr aside
and told him that his position
had been dissolved and that he
would not be voting with the
other delegates.
Orr said that Webster offered
no explanationat the time as to
why the decision had been made.
Orr said that he assumed the
reason his position was taken
away was because Webster was
planning to run for ASG presi-
dent and perhaps feared that Orr
would speak out against him.
According to SGA Attorney
General I.indy Hemming, the
SGA Constitution gives Webster
the power to appoint and can-
cel the duties of any non-elected
position as he deems necessary.
Webster later said that the
decision to eliminate the posi-
tion of executive coordinator of
external affairs had been made
previous to the ASG meeting by
the entire executive council.
Webster said that Orr was origi-
nally going to be told of the de-
cision on the following Monday,
because he did not expect Orr to
be at the ASG meeting.
"I was shocked that he
showed up because I really didn't
expect him to be there Webster
said. "He hadn't been speaking
to me, but usually he would Ve
let me know if he was going to
be able to make it or not
The Executive Council voted
to dissolve Orr's position for his
"recent insubordinations" to-
ward the Student Body President,
which included some comments
made in personal e-mails be-
tween the two.
At the SGA meeting this past
Monday, Orr read his account of
what had happened at the ASG
meeting and his letter of resigna-
tion to the legislature.
Overton Harper, treasurer of
See SGA. page 3
Belk student alleged
victim of sexual assault
Suspect in attempted
rape case arrested
Late report lacks
physical evidence
Angela Harne
Monday evening a student'of Belk residence
hall reported to the ECU Police Department
(ECUPD) that she was sexually assaulted in her
room on Saturday, March 25.
Tom Younce, of the ECUPD, said the stu-
dent is a 19-year-old female, who recently de-
cided to come forward with her case. He added
that the case is currently under investigation.
"We have possible suspects from Camp
Lejune Younce said. "We axe planning to go
down there later this week to further Investi-
Names could not be released due to confi-
dentiality issues.
According to Younce, no physical injuries
were found and a rape kit was not administered
due to the time gap between the incident and
day it was reported.
Younce said an arrest cannot be made with-
out first going to the district attorney. He said
preliminary work is being done at the present
Manny Amaro, director of housing could not
comment on the issue due to case investigation.
Watch future issues of TEC for more infor-
mation on this case.
This writer can be contacted at
aharne@s tudentmedia. ecu. edu.
Investigation over
after one month
Program reaches out to elderly
Students learn leadership,
professional skills
Josette LaChance
As part of the Chancellor's Leadership Program,
30 students organized and held a dance for resi-
dents of the Greenville Place Senior Center.
"The students involved had to come up with
the idea and organize it said Patrick Charland, a
participant in the program.
Michael Aho, the public relations chair for the
program, said that the students chose to work with
senior citizens because they are a group that is of-
ten overlooked by organizations who do commu-
nity service projects.
Charland added that the decision to organize
a dance as their service project seemed most ap-
propriate for the personality of the group.
According to Aho, the theme of the dance was
i See ELDERLY, page 3
Angela Harne
Earlier this week, a suspect in
was arrested in connection with
one of the cases of attempted
rape that happened on campus
earlier in the semester.
The suspect, non-student
Terrance Wooden, was charged
with attempted second-degree
rape. The arrest stemmed from a
Feb.l 1 rape case, which occurred
in a student's fourth-floor room
of Clement hall.
The victim was taken to Pitt
County Memorial Hospital
(PCMH)wherea rape kit was ad-
ministered and the evidence was
then sent to FBI agencies in Ra-
According to Captain Frank
Knight of the ECUPD, charges
where based upon evidence
found by FBI agents. Knight said
the evidence concluded that a
sexual assault did take place.
Exact information discovered
could not be released due to con-
fidentiality issues.
Knight said the victim was
offered help through the dean of
students and Student Health Ser-
"It is my understanding that
the victim's parents have re-
moved her from the university
Knight said.
Laura Sweet, assistant dean of
Student Life could not comment
regarding the victim's removal
from campus.
Sweet said she acts as an ad-
vocate for female victims of
sexual assault. She said that she
is available to go to the hospital
with victims, support them at the
magistrate or District attorney's
office and help them with follow-
up issues.
"My main goal is to get vic-
tims counseling Sweet said.
Sweet said some students de-
cide to stay at the university and
regain their normal lives, while
others feel their lives have been
too disturbed.
"We try to do what is best for
the victims regarding their
needs Sweet said.
According to Knight, the
ECUPD is tying up lose ends and
proceeding with follow-up inter-
views with the victim and wit-
Knight said a court date for
the case has not yet been set.
TEC will follow up once the
case is finalized.
This writer can be contacted at
4iarne@studentmedia, ecu. edu.

2 The East Carolinian
Thursday, March 30, 2000
from page 1
March 27
Simple Assault-A student
was served with an arrest war-
rant stemming from an off-
campus incident.
Miscellaneous Catf-Three
students were issued Campus
Appearance Tickets (CAT) for
throwing water balloons out
of an eighth-floor window in .
Greene Hall.
Attempted Suicide, Posses-
sion of Weapon on Campus-A
resident of Clement Hall at-
tempted to commit suicide by
means of a gun. The gun was
discharged three times, but no
Injuries occurred. The gun was
seized and the subject was
transported to Pitt County
Memorial Hospital for assess-
Second Degree ftapeA rest-
dent of Belk Hall reported that
she was sexually assaulted in
her room on March 25.
March 28
Harassing Phone Calls-A
student reported that he and
his roommate had been receiv-
ing two to three phone calls a
� day, where the caller says
nothing since, March 1.
Attempted Second Degree
Rape-A nonstudent was ar-
rested for the above charge af-
ter officers concluded an in-
vestigation for the Incident
that occurred on Feb. 11 in
Clement Hall.
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traditionally under-represented and
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such as pretend gambling, dancing and crowning cer-
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The Chancellor's Leadership Program is in its third
year at ECU. Each session of the program runs for nine
In order to be eligible to participate In the program,
students must have at least sophomore standing and
be nominated by a faculty member. Once nominated,
they may then apply to be admitted.
"Usually about 200 people are nominated, and
about 100 people apply said Jim Sturm, director of
University Unions. "From those 100 we choose the top
The main focus of the program is teaching profes-
sional skills.
"We have a variety of speakers who come and talk
about professionalism, ethics and so on Sturm said.
"There's a different topic each week
A key part of the program is the service project that
the students are expected to design and implement over
the span of nine weeks.
Students who participated agree that it was a great
"It was great Charland said. "At the dance I was
able to push one women around the dance floor in her
wheel chair. The woman then told me that this was
the best time she had ever had
Charland then added that he believes that since he
has been so blessed he should those who are not so
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from page 7
he executive council, reiterated to the legislature that
the decision had been made by the executive council
and not by Webster alone. "It isn't a 'Cliff versus Mike-
issue Harper said. "The four of us on the executive
council) discussed the position that Mike held. There
were some personality issues but it certainly wasn't one
person acting alone
Members of tijg SGA legislature who were present
at Monday's meeting said they were amazed by Orr's
presentation. "I was pretty much surprised by (lie whole
thing said David Bucci, chair of the Student Welfare
Committee. "I didn't even know any of this was going
on Steve Carmichael of the Appropriations Commit-
tee agreed with BucciI was surprised to hear about it
.because I know that they're roommates Carmichael
said. "I didn't really understand it
Dr. Ronald Speier, dean of students and SGA ad-
viser, said that because Orr's position is one that is ap-
pointed, it was a fair decision. "It is the student gov-
ernment association, and the students make all of the
decisions as they see fit Speier said.
Student attempts suicide in Clement
Firearm, alcohol
Angela Harne
A student attempted to com-
mit suicide with a .22-caliber re-
volver Monday evening in her
Clement Hall room.
According to Tom Younce of
the ECU Police Department
(ECUPD) the student, an 18-
year-old female, threatening to
shoot herself. He added that al-
cohol was involved.
Younce said other residents
in her room wrestled the gun away
from her.
"During the struggle the gun was
discharged three times Younce
said. "Thankfully no one was in-
The student was transported to
Pitt County Memorial Hospital
ccording to Younce, the stu-
dent is in the psychiatric ward at
PCMH for assessment.
Manny Amaro, director of hous-
ing could not comment due to con-
fidentiality issues.
This is the first reported case this
semester involving an attempted
suicide with a firearm.
"We have not seen a case involv-
ing a weapon in a long time
Younce said.
Stephanie Griffin, ECUPD
sergeant of Crime Prevention
said the majority of suicide cases
ECUPD handles involves at-
tempts to overdose on pills.
"This case is definitely the
first one we have handled in-
volving a weapon in the past
five years Griffin said.
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The East Carolinian 5
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
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discretion). The East Carolinian reserves the right to edit or
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The fact that both Webster
and Orr happen to be
roommates has caused
many to speculate that this
may be the main reason for
the dissolution of Orr's
position and the back and
forth squabbling between
the two.
Russians elect Putin; Alan Keyes fourth
Mark Larado
Some of you may have asked, "So, where did
park's column go last week?" Believe it or not, I
pID write a column for The East Carolinian last
Thursday, but it was deemed too inappropriate
to be published by this paper. I'm not complain-
ing because they were right and I was wrong.
You see, I used words like "crack "ass
"Valtrax" (the drug my transvestite uses),
"bitch and the most notorious words of all, "Pat
If you correctly string those words together
you can easily get a sentence that would cause
great controversy. Of course, I would string a
sentence for you using those words, but you
wouldn't be able to read my column. So, I want
to apologize to those who were hurt by my col-
I apologize to my editors who had the unfor-
tunate task of reading my column, to the 5-year-
old school girl I made cry, to the 20 or so Asians
I fraudulently deported, and most of all, I'm
sorry to all of you for being the reason why the
show "Titus" is still on the air. With all that off
my chest, let's get back to business.
For the second time ever, Russia, the diet cola
of democracy, went into the voting booths to cast
their ballot for president. The top contender was
Vladimir Putin, the acting president after Boris
Yeltsin left for rehab, permanently. Putin's chief
rival was nobody. No, seriously, nobody. Putin's
campaign was fearing that most Russians never
heard of him; if he didn't achieve over 50 per-
cent of the vote, by Russian law, nobody would
be declared the victor and they would have to
vote again.
' wouldn't laugh though. Bill Clinton only got
42 percent of the vote back in 1996. If the U.S.
had the kind of law like the one in Russia, it would
probably take years for us to elect an official. In
this day and age of the third party, Washington
outsiders, and Tinky Winky, obtaining more than
50 percent of the popular vote in the presidential
election is just as unlikely as Pat Buchanan get-
ting his head out of his butt. I would have said
"ass" instead of "butt but I'm trying to stay as
close to uncensored as possible.
This writer can be contacted at
Office of chancellor should be restructured
Dear Editor,
Being the creative person I am, I have de-
cided to promote a new solution to the majority
of problems on campus. My plan would dissolve
and restructure the office of the chancellor.
Many universities, including University of Mary-
land at College Park and the Georgia Institute
of Technology, operate under the control of a
president and provide sufficient reason for ECU
to change in that direction.
A new restructuring of this office would re-
vitalize the university and be cause for the mul-
titudes to celebrate. The current organizational
structure enables the- chief officer to conduct
himself like a tyrant. Careers are threatened on
a daily basis if strict obedience to his legacy is
not carried out. My plan would eliminate these
dreadful occurrences from repeating in the fu-
ture and would provide a healthy environment
for all to thrive in.
Our new president would have all of the prior
obligations including no less than three new
ones. First of all, our new president would be
terminated if hisher loyalty ever falls under
question, therefore eliminating any past prob-
lems we have encountered here at ECU.
Secondly, the president must absolutely be
able to work in agreement with staff, faculty and
students without being intimidating in nature. This
most likely means a person of average height and
stature would occupy the position. Furthermore,
a true measurement of ability could be assessed if
we eliminate every dictator-like quality including
excessive height. Also, more opportunities for
women would result if these requirements were
Lastly, our new president would have to be re-
spectful of all members of the ECU community
including housekeeping and student leadership.
A leader who does not understand the hardships
of his constituents should not be considered com-
petent to hold this office.
Our university has been subjected to many
changes with no consideration given to the effects
on its individual members. I am absolutely cer-
tain a restructuring-from chancellor to president
would solve the-njority of problems at ECU. Ev-
ery member of the university will benefit if these
ideas become a reality. All of us deserve better
treatment than we have gotten under the current
leadership. Go Pirates!
Jonathan L. Huggins
Loyal and concerned alumnus
Class of 1998
The current battle between SGA' President Cliff Webster and
Michael Orr, the former executive coordinator of external affairs
of the president, has recently caused great controversy in the
student body legislature. First, Orr claimed that he did not receive
all of the rules about filing fees. Then, accusations of Orr's insub-
ordinations toward Webster were actually excerpted from Webster
and Orr's personal e-mails. The fact that both Webster and Orr
happen to be roommates has caused many to speculate that this
may be the main reason for the dissolution of Orr's position and
the back and forth squabbling between the two. We at TEC find it
unprofessional and childish that both Webster and Orr find it nec-
essary air their dirty laundry out for the whole student body and
administration to see. Not to mention, this squabbling will un-
doubtedly put a negative damper on the upcoming SGA elections
April 5. We believe that these two student leaders should aside
put their personal differences for the sake of the university. We
as a student body can only continue-to have faith in our student
government leaders so long as we feel that ultimately the choices
and actions they make while in office are made with one thing in
mind: the students.
Universities take action against tuition hikes
Dear Editor,
Perhaps it is time for ECU, N.C. State and Caro-
lina students to put aside our differences and
get together over a very disturbing issue: tuition
increases. Our illustrious state legislature has
forgotten what is mandated by law in the N.C.
Constitution-that a college-level education be as
close to free as possible.
The legislature, over the past few years has
irresponsibly cut taxes (and funding for the UNC
system at the same time). Now, because of that
irresponsibility and mentality that a college edu-
cation is not worth the state's expense, we are
forced to ante up even more beginning in the
I am very disturbed by the fact that we will
now be funding faculty raises out of our pockets
in the form of a $300 tuition increase. Now don't
get me wrong, I don't begrudge the faculty a pay
level equitable to similar universities, 1 just don't
feel that it should come at the expense of the
students. All this is because our state government
seems to indicate that we the students, the fac-
ulty and the universities are not worth the invest-
ment that is required by law.
Perhaps it is time for the heads of the universi-
ties and their respective SGAs to meet and discuss
what should be done to inform the legislature (and
the BOG) that this situation is unacceptable. One
possibility that comes to mind is a class-action
lawsuit with the N.C. legislature as the defen-
The intent of such a suit would be to bring back
equitable funding to the UNC system, so that the
students are not funding every building and land-
scaping project, as well as the over due and well-
deserved faculty raises.
Think about it, everyone. We are due the re-
spect of the legislature, not vice versa, and they
have been ignoring us as a system for far top
long! I don't know about you, but I can't afford
to keep paying tuition increases every year be-
cause the government keeps raising it, while at
the same time cutting funding.
Galen Brinn
Muscles don't come overnight
Dear Editor,
Well, it's been two weeks since Spring Break
ended and I can say I'm glad. I can finally go to
the gym and work out without 5,000 people in
there. Before Spring Break this was merely im-
possible. You had almost every idiot on campus
trying to get big and buff or small and petite for
Spring Break.
You all know who you are. You went in the
gym before break trying to get fit, not having a
clue what you were doing. Oh yeah, you haven't
been to the gym since Spring Break. Well, you're
the people who annoy me to no end.
All you did was cluster up the gym, jumping
from machine to machine preventing those of
us who had a clue what we were doing from com-
pleting our regular routine. Basically, what I'm
�saying is to stay out of the gym unless you're
really trying to make a change. Stay at home and
do sit-ups or something, but don't waste my time.
For all of you who don't know any better, you
can't get physically fit in a week! It's impossible.
I hate to break it to you, but muscles aren't like
your fake tan, they don't come in a couple of
Well, I guess I'll see all you hard core gym
addicts before Spring Break next year. You know,
when you're gonna try and work off your beer
gut again.
Allison Turnbag
Fitness major
ECU needs to get priorities in order
Dear Editor,
The constant search for a resident parking
space on campus that is even remotely close to
their hall is ridiculous. The university seems to
have its priorities reversed. Are we not the cus-
tomers and the consumers of this university?
Should we not be the first priority of this insti-
tution? What reasoning is involved when deem-
ing that staff have a greater priority over the
students of this university when parking spaces
are allocated.
Residents and staff both pay120 for a park-
ing sticker, yet the majority of the central and
west campus spaces, where we reside, are re-
served for staff. Would you like it if 1 parked in
your driveway simply because my place of work
was next door? That's essentially what the admk�
istration of this university is allowing to happe�
ECU is essentially a business like all othefs�
What other business would consistently engajjj
in the practice of dissatisfying its customers an
expect to stay afloat? Do not misunderstand nier
I am not bashing the educational quality of tStf
school, but the selfish policies of the administra-
tions that are in effect. -1,
� .�.
Keven Fox

8 The East Carolinian
Super hero Origins II
Captain America
Steve Rogers was born
on July 4,1917 in New
York City to Joseph and
Sarah Rogers. Like the
poster-child for the "before"
pictures in Charles Atlas
ads, he grew up frail and
sickly. His father died in
1920, and his mother in
1934. By 1940 Steve was
an aspiring artist, subsisting by painting murals
on subways for the Works Progress Administra-
Steve was horrified by the Nazi atrocities de-
picted in newsreels, and tried to enlist in 1940.
He was judged "4F" by the examination board,
and he was rejected. He was then recruited by
General Chester Phillips for a special program
called Operation Rebirth.
Steve underwent months of tests and training,
and was finally injected with the Super-Soldier
formula, then subjected to an exotic radiation
treatment. The experiment worked; the combina-
tion of formula and radiation treatment combined
to artificially bring and maintain his body at the
highest possible peak of human development.
Steve became instantly stronger, more agile and
faster than any Olympic athlete. The treatment
also increased his endurance and also removed
fatigue-producing poisons from his system, mak-
ing him virtually tireless. However, a Nazi spy had
gained access to the experiment observation gal-
lery. The spy shot Dr. Abraham Erskine, the in-
ventor of the process, and was himself acciden-
tally Kineu I, rr Over the next week, Nazi
spys executed andor interrogateu an� re
maining scientists on the project.
� niven the costume and name of
Captain America to serve ao a ojb �n prrt-
bodiment of all of the virtues which make the
United States great. He was specifically designed
to counter the terror of the Nazi master-agent, the
Red Skull. He was initially based at Camp
Lehigh, were he met Bucky Barnes. Bucky dis-
covered his secret and became his partner.
B Scarlet Witch
Wanda is the daughter of
Magneto and a woman named
Magda. She and her twin brother
Pietro were bom at Wundagore
Mountain, the home of the High
Evolutionary, after Magda fled
Magneto. Magda disappeared
after her children were bom,
leaving a note explaining that
she feared her husband might
discover her and her children. Bova,
a woman evolved from a cow by the High Evolu-
tionary gave the children to Robert Frank (the
original Whizzer) whose wife, Madeline (Miss
America), had died in childbirth. Bova told him
that they were his children. Frank, learning that
his wife had died, fled in grief. The High Evolu-
tionary gave the children to a gypsy couple,
Django and Marya Maximoff.
As Wanda and Pietro grew they discovered
their mutant abilities. They were soon driven from
their camp when enraged villagers attacked the
. gypsies. They wandered Europe until Wanda ac-
: cldentally set fire to a house. The townspeople
; descended on them only they were rescued by
; Magneto. Magneto forced them to serve as mem-
. bers of his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, but when
the Stranger banished Magneto from Earth they
: left the group and petitioned membership with the
: Avengers. Many of the charter members of the
: Avengers wanted to step down at that time so
tiley, along with Hawkeye, were added to the
; Wanda gained greater control of her hex pow-
. ers after studying with the true witch Agatha
Herkness. She also met, fell in love and married
the synthezoid call the Vision. She and the Vision
stayed with the Avengers for a few years, battling
foes such as Ultron and Korvac, before eventu-
ally buying a house and retiring from active duty.
The origin story is taken di-
rectly from the first issue of the
Spiderman comic series.
Sometimes the most extraor-
dinary things have the most or-
dinary beginnings for example:
Peter Parker was a normal high
school student, loved dearly by
the uncle and aunt who raised
him. But while he excelled in
science, his accomplishments were often over-
shadowed by his innate shyness.
It was, however, that same devotion to sci-
ence that was to bring about a monumental
change in the boy's lifef For one day, at an atomic
energy demonstration, a tiny spider absorbed a
fantastic amount of radiation-and in sudden
shock, bit the nearest living thing.
Using his technical ingenuity, young Parker
developed devices to "spin" his own sticky web-
bing. And then, after designing a suitably theatri-
cal costir � ��utto taie show business
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Spring into
Getting started and keeping
motivated, keys to healthy lifestyle
. Maura Buck
It's that time of year again. Spring is upon us
a season full of flowers, sunshine and of course
females frantically searching through the nearest
J. Crew catalog for "the suit" of the year. Oh and
let us not forget the males that feverishly flock to
the gym in hopes of toning up a bit before hitting
the beach for a little sand volleyball. There are a
number of ways to incorporate spring as well as
the nice weather into an old or non-existent exer-
cise regiment.
Frreshman Gill
Huguelet winds
up for another
pitch, (photo
by Garrett
John Marsh and Black Martin, freshmen, play a little baseball and keep in
shape while having fun. (photo by Garrett McMillan)
"One thing that students can do in spring
is take advantage day light savings said Mike
McCammon from the department of health and
human performance. "As a result, it allows the
student with limited time the advantage of hav-
ing some extra time to fulfill an exercise plan
Many students tend to be a bit apprehensive
when it comes to starting a fitness schedule, how-
ever, there are a number of ways to conquer the
stress that goes along with putting such a plan
into action. According to McCammon, college
students are typically able to exert enough en-
ergy to begin and follow through with an exer-
cise plan. i
"To aid in the start-up) process, one may con-
sider getting a fitness assessment at the Student
Recreation Center or perhaps signing up for a per-
sona trainer also at the Rec, both for reasonable
prices said Bruce Panneton, facility manager.
Though stair climbing and running on a tread-
mill arc both good sources of exercise, taking ad-
vantage of the warm weather helps to alleviate
some of the boredom that is often associated with
a day at the gym. Activities such as hiking, out-
door biking, tennis and rollerblading can replace
otherwise mundane exer-
According to Karen
ht in a commentary to
a web magazine, an innova-
tive instructor to stars such
as I'aula rtiuul, 1� Hunt
and Tina Turner, the key to
beginning a permanent
health lifestyle is starting off
slowly. She feels that one
should begin with a 15-20
minute walk or jog three
times a week and then move
on to doing light stretches in
concentrated areas and then
finally focus on strength
training, adding resistance ac-
cording to the exerciser's per-
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sonal goal.
"Behavior modification is a great method in try-
ing to stay motivated when dealing with fitness
said Dr. Tom Raedeke, professor of sports and exer-
cise psychology at ECU. "Once someone figures out
what's important to them, they can then begin to
discipline and reward themselves according to their
exercise goals
Raedeke focuses on discovering what makes an
See FITNESS, page 7
Thursday, March 30, 2000
Early registration
week creates frenzy
Long lines, closed
classes cause frustration
Andrea Schilling & Susan Wright
It's time-again-to sign up for classes, and everyone
who is involved feels the pressure the week of March
27, 2000. Long lines of students, who rose at 6 a.m
form outside of departmental offices and registration �
Early registration is a week-long period which al-
lows students to plan ahead for next semester and reg�
ister for classes before the influx of freshman in the
fall. The days are divided up according to the amount
of credit hours.
"They have to break it up in an allocation of days
because the system can't handle everyone going at the
same time said Amy Bissette, assistant registrar.
As early as 7 a.m students begin to file into lines
outside George Anne Davies' office. Davies is the sec-
retary for foreign languages department. On the first
day of registration this semester there were only five,
applicants waiting when the day began at 8 a.m but
there have been as many as 30 or 40 outside her door
at one time.
By 9:30 a.m Davies had already put in 50 student
schedules but most of them weren't walk in.
Pre-med adviser Dr. Lawerence Aura givoo uv�'� � i
to freshman Tiffany O'Connor, (photo by Garrett McMillan)
"Most of them weren't here; most of them were
majors and minors who I put in before it got started
Davies said.
While she was continuing to type schedules into
the computer, she was advising students over the
phone, which consists of telling them how hard the
class will be, how much homework is required, what
the current availability of the class is and how com-
patible it will be with their schedule.
On top of those tasks Davies' deals with students
dropping by to fix their schedules and upset staff mem �
bers seeking assurance that she will not send down
any more students requesting special permission to
be added to an already full class and this is only the
second day of registration.
"It will be busier tomorrow because students are
going to be yelling when I tell them that the classes
are full, and they want to get special permission
Davies said.
There are several other people that work with stu-
dents during registration. These staff members deal
with students and computer glitches as well.
The Advising Center helps out for a short time dur-
ing the registration period.
"Sometimes it's hectic but when the students are
prepared for their counseling session it's very pleas-
ant said Wayne Ayers, Advisor.
Students, however, can make it less stressful on
everyone simply by being prepared.
"They need to be prepared and need not wait un-
til the last minute to see their advisors, especially un-
dergraduates Bissette said. "They have to get a sig-
nature and their registration code from them
There are, of course, reasons why it is important
to take advantage of this early registration period.
"If you wait until the fall to register, you'd still be
able to get your schedule but it might not be what
you want, you might have to take alternate classes
Bissette said.
"The majority of students do register early said
Angela Anderson, assistant registrar. "Students regis-
ter early because usually during early registration, there
is a greater opportunity for the class sections that you
want, the instructor that you want and the times you
This writer can be contacted at
aschilling@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
Pirates take
to the rivers
People everywhere, including ECU
alumni Eric Thomas and Greg
Greenway, begin reveling in the
sunshine and the warmth of spring by pull-
ing the boats out from their dark and dusty
attic and garage. Although the Tar River is
not the most romantic or nontoxic setting
for a romp around the river, these alumni
seem content to take advantage of any op-
portunity they have, (photo by Garrett
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The East Carolinian 1
Dear Marjorie,
My girlfriend
drives me crazy!
She is always ask-
ing when am I going to call her next
or when she will see me, after we've
just spent the night together! She's
asking when she's going to see me
next, and she hasn't even left.
We've only been dating for a
couple of months, and I am already
suffocating from too much atten-
tion and too little time to breathe.
1 still need time with the guys and
time to do my schoolwork, but she's
always around. She's really cute and
aLl, but I need some time to myself,
and I am thinking about breaking
up with her just so that I can watch
the "Man Show" alone in my liv-
ing room. Do you have any advice
on how to get this suffocation to
�Unless Lover
Dear Lifeless Lover,
The fact that she's suffocating
you is as much your tault as it is
hers. Apparently you haven't set
any boundaries for your relation-
ship yet, such as 'I have to play Su-
per NES for four hours every Satur-
day or my life is not complete If
she has no idea what you need, and
she really enjoys spending time
with you, you can bet that she'll
be over at your house every five
minutes, asking if you want to do
Maybe she feels that you are
spending too much time together
as well, she just doesn't want to
hurt you so she doesn't really say
anything. I've been told that it is
often the most painful thing in a
relationship to be told that you
should spend less time together
because then the other person feels
like you don't love them any more.
This is not true. Some married
couples even take separate vaca-
tions because they both need some
breathing room.
Before you two break up, you
need to sit down and talk about
how much time you actually want
to spend together and how much
time you want to spend apart. It is
always better to talk through some-
thing before you all break up.
Dear Marjorie,
My roommate never leaves.
He's omnipresent, and I just wish
that I had some time by myself. We
have lived together for a while, and
whenever I walk in, he is either typ-
ing on the computer, eating my
food or sleeping. I understand that
some people are more comfortable
at home, but damn, sometimes you
just want to be alone! Is there any
nice way that I can tell him to get
out without ruining living condi-
tions in my apartment until next
Dear Cramped,
Unfortunately, there Is no way to
get someone out of their own house
unless they are really P.O. at their
roommate or have found some new
and fascinating activity that takes up
all of their time. The best thing for
you to do is to find a new place to
go to be alone, or lock yourself in
your room and turn up the radio re-
ally loud.
Sometimes, one of the best ways
to unwind is just to take a long drive,
and leave the radio off. Don't talk,
don't listen to the music, just drive.
With gas prices up to $1.50 per gal-
lon, this can become an expensive
activity, but I think it's worth it to
have an hour alone and in semi-si-
lence. Next year, you'll know better,
and you'll get an apartment all your
Marjorie can be contacted at
Mr. Potato Head beckons
visitors to Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Meet Rhode Island's offi-
cial travel ambassador: Mr. Potato Head.
The plastic spud with the interchangeable features
is homegrown, produced by Pawtucket-based toy
maker Hasbro Inc. As part of a campaign dubbed
"Rhode Island-The Birthplace of Fun 6-foot statues
of him will greet visitors around the state and ads will
be placed in national magazines.
"With Mr. Potato Head sprouting up in our com-
munities, Rhode Island will peel ahead of the crop
when it comes to attracting visitors from around the
world Gov. Lincoln Almond said during a mock
swearing-in ceremony Thursday.
But what about Idaho, where spuds come in 50-
pound bags rather than 160-pound statues?
"We're not trying to usurp their territory said
Becky Bovell of the Rhode Island Economic Develop-
ment Corps tourism division. "I think that they're
safe in that their potatoes are to be consumed and ours
are to be enjoyed
The Mr. Potato Head statues were designed by local
artists with different themes. The first 20 will go up
over several days, followed by another 20 or more as
corporate sponsors sign on.
There's Salty Spud, dressed in orange raingear with
a fishing net in one hand. There's one covered in sand
with seaweed hair, starfish eyes and a mouth of shells.
Another wears horn-rimmed sunglasses and a bikini.
Hasbro sponsored one of the statues, donated many
of the toys for giveaways and waived licensing fees for
use of the spud's likeness. The state contributed
$200,000 for advertising and other expenses.
The campaign comes at a time when Hasbro is work-
ing to make Mr. Potato Head its corporate symbol. Mr.
Potato Head, first made in 1952, was one of Hasbro's
first toys and has seen a burst in popularity from its
role in the "Toy Story" movies.
Estranged husband says former judicial
candidate bore breasts for campaign flier
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former judicial candidate says his wife bore her breasts
in a Campaign flier to get sympathy from voters.
Fliers of Paula Sage topless circulated when she ran
for a state judge's post in 1998. The campaign became
a national joke, and Sage is now suing two women
whom she accuses of circulating the fliers in a con-
spiracy to libel her.
But her husband says in a sworn statement that Sage
put the fliers out herself.
"We had a very heated argument about it said
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� Her attorney, Tom Cummings, said Mosier's state-
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"Nobody who wanted to win an election would cir-
culate a vicious, defamatory circular about themselves
with the thought that that's going to help them win
Cummings said.
The flier includes a photo of Sage smiling and lift-
� �' �"�ter and showing her breasts. The flier also
lists 10 reasons not to elect her, including a statement
that Sage would be an embarrassment as associate dis-
trict judge.
Sage is suing Pattee Jackson and Mary Starr, both of
whom deny involvement with the flier.
Jackson is secretary to Pottawatomie County Asso-
ciate Judge John Gardner, who won the 1998 election
against Sage by fewer than 400 votes.
Sage said in a 1998 interview that Jackson, a former
friend, took the photo at a private Halloween party in
She offered a $50,000 reward for information lead-
ing to its creator.
"Would you want to hire someone Jay Leno is mak-
ing jokes about?" Sage asked two years ago. "Whoever
did this, I consider them to be evil
But Mosier said he watched Sage scan the photo
into his parent's computer then print the flier.
He quoted her as saying "everyone knows that John
Gardner is very vindictive and that everyone will be-
lieve that he produced this and she will get elected
because of it
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Thursday, March 30, 200Q:
Carruth pays for
; Rae Carruth, former Carolina
Panther, paid Van Brett Watkins
$2,000 to break into his pregnant
girlfriend's house, beat her and
hopefully cause a miscarriage,
jsaid "The Charlotte Observer
Cherica Adams, Carruth's girl-
friend, was never beaten, but on
Nov. 16 she was shot four times
while driving in Charlotte. The
baby, Chancellor Lee Adams,
Was delivered by emergency
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Ishootirjg. The baby survived, but
Adams died on Dec. 14.
Carruth was charged with
murder along with Watkins,
Michael Eugene Kennedy and
Stanley Drew "Boss" Abraham.
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Adams, so they are planning to
seek the death penalty.
Track teams come home
Rangers fire coach,
general manager
With only four games left and
the playoffs all but out of reach
for the third straight season, the
New York Rangers fired coach
John Muckler and general man-
ager Neil Smith
Assistant John Tortorella will
coach the team for the final
games, said Dave Checketts,
Madison Square Garden presi-
dent, then he will hire a new GM
and pick'the next coach.
The Rangers, who have the
largest payroll in the NHL at $61
million, are five points behind
Buffalo in the race for the eighth
and final playoff spot in the East-
ern Conference. They have cur-
rently lost five straight games
and are 1-8-1 in the last 10
Muckler and Smith's final
blows came in home-and-home
losses of 8-2 and 6-0 by Detroit.
Fans booed the players and
shouted for Muckler's dismissal.
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"At times things don't work
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of those times Checketts said.
"In the best interests of the fran-
chise and our fans, it has be-
come clear that we have to go in
a different direction
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Vince McMahon, the WWF
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Pirates notch IS
first-place finishes
Stephen Schramm
ECU hosted its first track
meet in more than 20 years last
weekend. The Pirate Relays
drew teams from across the re-
gion to compete oh ECU's newly
refurbished track.
The Pirate teams put on a
good show winning 15 events.
The women were paced by
freshman Kay Livick. Livick won
the 800 and 1,500 meters and
also ran on the victorious
4x800-meter relay squad.
"Kay Livick has come a long
way said Len Klepack, head
cross country coach. "She has
improved a lot as a runner. Her
feeling for race tempo you can
see. She always very strong at
the end
Livick began her meet Friday
night picking up a win in the
800 meters.
"I probably should have got-
ten a better start Livick said.
"I know I can run a faster time,
but I started out and I didn't
quite have my leg speed at the
beginning of the race. Then I
had to catch up a lot of distance
which took a lot of energy out
of me
On Saturday Livick notched
the wins in the 4x800 and in the
1,500 meters.
"In the 1,500, I was pretty
tired from doing the 800 last
night and the 4x800 right be-
fore that, so I was a little tired
ECU'S Justin England (foreground) and Jamie Mance jockey for
men's 5000 meters. (Photo by Emily Richardson)
position in the
Livick said. "We ran a real slow
first lap of the race. Basically, I
just wanted someone else to
take the lead so I could just sit
on them and just give all I've
got in the last stretch
"Kay has really developed
as a runner said Matt
Munson, head women's track
coach. "There's plenty of room
to go, so we're ecstatic at this
ECU's Ayana Coleman won
the 400-meter hurdles and
took second in the 100-meter
hurdles. Teammate Abby
Hayes won the 3,000 meters.
"She ran a gutsy race
Klepack said. "She ran the
4x800 earlier in the day, she
never gave in. She stayed close
enough to where she could use
her strength in the end and she
had a great kick
In the field events, ECU's
Colleen McGinn won the high
jump while teammate, Toni
Kilgore won the triple jump.
Thrower Crystal Frye placed
first in the shot put.
"Crystal has developed so
much this year Munson said.
"You're talking about.a kid who
came in basically at the begin-
ning of last year throwing
about 41 feet and now she's
throwing 46 feet. We're look-
ing forward to Crystal being a
national qualifier if not this
year than next
On the men's side the Pi-
rates got seven first and sec-
ond-place finishes. In Friday's
races, freshman Antonio Gray
won the 800 meters. Teammate
Brian Beil, placed second.
"It felt pretty good, espe-
cially since it was my only sec-
ond 800 of the season Gray
In the 5,000 meters, ECU's Jus-
tin England and Jamie Mance
took first and second respec-
tively. Mance and England held
the top two spots for most of the
race with England beating out
Mance in the final lap.
"I think it's tough to run a'
5,000 in the heat of the day
Klepack said. "It was a big field
They showed their fitness train
ing has really paid off. They sort
of controlled the tempo of the
ECU's Lauren Chadwick gets set for the
women's 4x800 meter relay, (photo by
Emily Richardson)
5,000 meters
1st Justin England
2nd Jamie Mance
1st ECU
100-meter hurdles
2nd Ayana Coleman
800 meters
1st Antonio Gray
2nd Brian Bell'
800 meters
1st Kay Livick
1,500 meters
1st Kay Livick
400-meter hurdles
1st Ayana Coleman
1st ECU
High jump
1st Colleen McGinn
Triple jump
1st Toni Kilgore
Shot put
1st Crystal Frye
Pole vault
Hammer throw
2nd Margaret Clayton
In the men's 5,000 meters, Justin England (right) and Jamie Mance (left) finished
first and second, (photo by Emily Richardson)
Small-market baseball clubs still suffer
Stephen Schramm
Another opening day
comes, another season be-
gins. Along with the special
logos and commemorative
cups, most ballparks cel-
ebrate opening day by hang-
ing the red, white and blue
bunting usually reserved for
All-Star Games and the World
For most clubs, the
bunting, along with their
post-season aspirations can
be packed away and for the
rest of the year soon after the
season commences. For the
current economic structure of
baseball still causes almost a
third of the league to have no
realistic hope for a pennant.
The problem of small-market
teams not being able to compete
with their brethren from the
major cities is not new. It has
been a major subject of debate
for much of the last decade. How-
ever, the problem remains.
Teams in cities such as Kan-
sas City, Minneapolis and Mil-
waukee still cannot compete with
clubs from New York and Los
Every offseason, these teams
lose their young talent, while the
big-market teams get better.
While this offseason was slow,
there were encouraging signs
for small-market teams.
The Detroit Tigers traded
former Texas star Juan Gonzalez
and the former poster-child for
the little guys, the Cincinnati
Reds, and added arguably
baseball's biggest star, Ken
Griffey Jr.
The Reds themselves are a
shining example of a small-mar-
ket team that has refused to give
in to its situation. Two years
ago, the team was among the
worst in the majors. That win-
ter they added post-season he-
roes, Greg Vaughn and Denny
Naegle. With their improved
lineup, the Reds served notice
that they were no longer the
doormats of the National
League. They finished second
in the NL Central and were one
game out of the playoffs.
While the Reds were the
most visible small-market team
making strides in 1999, other
teams such as Philadelphia and
Oakland remained competitive
all year.
Despite the success of the
Reds, Phillies and A's, and the
encouraging moves made by
Detroit, there are still many
small-market teams that are
faced with another year of los-
ing and being out of conten-
tion by the end of May.
While the situation may
be improving, for many
small market teams, open-
ing day still represents the
beginning and for all intents
and purposes, the end of
their season.
This writer can be contacted

Thursday, March 30, 2000
from page 9
, ECU placed second in the
4x1,500 relay with their "B"
While some members of t"he
men's team competed in the Pi-
rate Relays, others traveled
south to the Florida Relays. The
4x400-meter relay squad fin-
ished fourth with a time of
3:09.78. In the Individual 400
meters, ECU'S Damon Davis
placed with a time of 46.67.
"This meet gave us the op-
portunity to build some depth
in the 400 meters and in the
relay said Bill Carson head
track coach.
This writer con be contacted
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Cubs top Mets in season opener
TOKYO (AP)-A sumo wrestler
waddled to his seat and Crown Prince
Naruhito sat in the Royal Box. Fans
snacked on sushi with chopsticks, and
some even wore surgical masks.
Mike Hampton, however, made this a
truly wild opening day.
Baseball truly turned international
today, and the Chicago Cubs took advan-
tage of Hampton's nine walks to beat the
New York Mets 5-3 in the first major
league game played outside North
A mostly quiet, sellout crowd an-
nounced at 55,000 in the Tokyo Dome
watched the earliest opener ever and saw
Shane Andrews and Mark Grace homer
for the Cubs and new manager Don
Mike Piazza hit a two-run shot for the
Mets and, in keeping with Japanese
"besuboru" custom, was presented with
a stuffed doll when he reached home
plate. He followed tradition, too, and
threw the trinket over the dugout.
Sammy Sosa, who visited the U.S. Em-
bassy with Piazza earlier in the day, got the
biggest cheers. He delivered a double and
single, and walked twice.
Jon Lleber kept in control, pitching seven
neat innings and allowing one run and five
hits. He certainly made his parents proud�
his mother and father woke up early back
home in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to throw a
breakfast party and tune their satellite to
the telecast.
After five women in colorful kimonos pre-
sented flowers to both teams and the um-
pires, Hampton started the season by throw-
ing a strike to Eric Young at 7:06 p.m. local
time, making it 5:06 a.m. EST in New York
and 4:06 a.m. in Chicago and the Liebers'
That was about all Hampton got over the
plate as he struggled with the mound dirt
in his disappointing debut for the Mets.
Traded to New York after going 22-4 for
Houston, Hampton lasted only five In-
nings. In addition to his nine walks�one
short of the team record set by Mike
Torrez in 1983�he hit a batter and threw
a wild pitch.
New baseballs were used, ones bear-
ing the signature of commissioner Bud
Selig since the league presidents no longer
exist. They did not seem to be the source
of Hampton's problem, though, since the
Mets infield had no trouble in turning
four double plays to back Its struggling
Lieber wound up with the win and Rick
Aguilera got a save, while Hampton took
the loss. The Cubs ended a string of three
straight losses in openers and beat the
Mets for the first time in six tries on open-
ing day. New York, meanwhile, played the
game under protest, apparently disput-
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NEW YORK (AP)�With little hope in their fi-
nal four games of making the NHL playoffs, the
New York Rangers decided the time was right to
make changes.
The Rangers fired General Manager Nell Smith
and Coach John Muckler on Tuesday in the wake
of a five-game losing streak that will likely keep
New York out of the playoffs for the third straight
"And that doesn't happen in this city said
Dave Checketts, the Madison Square Garden
president after the dismissals.
Smith was in his 11th season running the
Rangers as GM and team president. He presided
over the good times when the Rangers ended a
54-year drought by winning the Stanley Cup in
But it was also under his watch that the team's
payroll grew to a league-hi&h $61 million, and
the wins became tougher to come by.
"It should never happen with this organiza-
tion, particularly as much as we're willing to
spend and go to the mat for it Checketts said.
"It has not worked, that's the bottom line, and
the results are what created this day
The Rangers (29-38-11-3) arc five points be-
hind Buffalo in the race for the final playoff spot
in the Eastern Conference. New York is 1-8-1 in
the last 10 games.
Checketts said the decision was made after
Monday night's loss, and there was no reason to
"Once you make a' decision like this
Checketts said, "the sooner the better
Muckler was in his second full season as New
York's coach after getting the job on leb. 19,
1998. He replaced the fired Colin Campbell, now
the NHL's disciplinarian.
Assistant John Tortorella will finish out this
season's coaching duties. Checketts will hire a
GM, and that person will pick the next coach.
A source close to the team said Wayne
Gretzky will be involved in helping select a new
coach and general manager, but Checketts
would not comment on possible successors.
"He's a former Ranger and one of the great
all-time players Checketts said of Gretzky,
whose last three NHL seasons were spent in New
York. "1 don't expect him to be a part of that
The final blows for Muckler and Smith were
blowouts on Sunday and Monday in which the
Rangers were beaten 8-2 and 6-0 by Detroit.
"I was just embarrassed and angry for the
fans of the New York Rangers Checketts said
"We were not showing any pride, we were not
showing any leadership, we were not perform-
ing the way that these fans deserve, and some-
thing had to be done
Fans booed the players and shouted for
Muckler's dismissal in his final Madison Square
Garden game. They got their wish Tuesday.
"It's going to be a tremendous amount of
work, and it's going to require new leadership
Checketts said. "There should be more scor-
ing, more defense, more pride in the Ranger
If the Rangers fail to qualify for the
postseason, it will be the first time since 1963
64 through 1965-66 they have missed the play-
offs in three consecutive years.
"At best it was disappointing, at worst em-
barrassing Checketts said.
Venus Williams considers retiring
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP)�With his family out
of contention at the Ericsson Open, mercurial ten-
nis father Richard Williams served up a shocker:
His daughter Venus is considering retirement.
Venus, who turns 20 in June, might give up
the game to focus on her education and invest-
ments, her father said Tuesday. She has yet to
play a match this year.
"If Venus retired from tennis, she'd be mak-
ing a statement he said. "She's considering that
very seriously. On a scale of 10, I'd say she's a 7
or a 7 12 to retire)
The elder Williams said he advised his daugh-
ter to take at least the rest of this year off. She
has been sidelined since November and withdrew
from the Ericsson two days before it started, cit-
ing tendinitis in both wrists.
Venus' 18-year-old sister, Serena, was elimi-
nated Monday in the fourth round. She might
retire in three years when her endorsement deal
with Puma expires, her father said.
"Because of the planning we've done with these
two girls, they don't need tennis any longer he
said. "When they're 30 years old, they'll have
10 or 12 businesses. The things they'll be doing
when they're out of tennis will surpass tennis
so much
Venus beat Serena in last year's final at Key
Biscayne. Lindsay Davenport, who has domi-
nated the women's tour in recent months, put
little stock in Richard Williams' remarks about
"I wouldn't take anything he says too seri-
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Eastgate Village. Two bedroom, one
bath, WD hookup, balcony, cathedral
ceilings. Only one previous owner,
$485.00 month. Call 830-0903.
SHORT-TERM lease available for two
bedroom apartment. Pets allowed
$445mo great for summer school
students, on ECU bus-line. Call Julie
or Lisa 757-1363 leave message.
FOR SUBLEASE: 2 bedroom, 1 bath
apartment. Wesley Commons- 102
Brownlea Dr. Available immediately!
$350 No deposit required! Please call
Amy at 919-786-9809 if interested.
$395-$420, 2 bedrooms $475-$500.
Basic cable & water and sewer includ-
ed. Available now and accepting ap-
plications for fall semester Wainright
Property Management 756-6209.
WALK. TO ECU, Tbedroom apt,
$300inonth, available now. 125
Avery Street Call 758-6596, ask for
Now Taking Leases for
1 bedroom, 2 bedroom &
Efficiency Apartments.
CALL 752-2865
HOUSE FOR rent 302 Lewis St. 3 BR
LR DR Kitchen central AC garage 5
mins to campus no pets $800mo.
Call 252-504-2052 for applications.
TWO BEDROOM, one bath central
heat, AC, fireplace, washerdryer
hook-up. Four blocks from ECU $550
WALK TO ECU 1,2,3,4 or 5 BedrrrisT
(no flooding), available June, July, or
August. Call 321 -4712 leave message.
1 BEDROOM. 2 person apartment for
sublease for the summer. Rent is
$367.00. Call 752-2529, ask for Can-
dace or Cherry.
LOOKING FOR a place to live?
www.housingl 01 .netYour move off
campus! Search for apartments. Free
roommate sublet listings.
rooms available with own bathroom,
free cable, water and electricity includ-
ed. Available starting May. Rent ne-
gotiable call Matt at 758-5286.
2 OR 3 BR Duplex available imme-
diately 804-B Johnston Street-14
mile from ECU $550month- Call Rick
@ 551-9040.
SUBLEASE 3 bdrm 3 bath washer
dryer micro, included very clean apt.
Avail. May 1 st- July 29th option to re-
new lease yourself! $275.00 each
month plus utilities call 758-8692 in
Players Club.
3 BEDROOM 1 bath $700,BecT
room 2 Bath $450 1 Bedroom $320
utilities included. All near campus, all
available April. Do not call for rentals
later than April please. 551-0971 leave
CANNON COURT 2 bedroom 1 12
bath townhouse. Basic cable includ-
ed. $475 per month. Available now
and accepting deposits for fall semes-
ter. Wainright Property Management
room $340. 2 bedrooms $410. Wa-
ter and sewer included. Available now
and pre leasing for fall semester. Wain-
ight Property Management 756-6209.
Get 12 off security deposit '
through March 31, 2000
1 or 2 bedrooms,
1 bath, range
refrigerator, free
hookups, laundry
facilities, 5 blocks
from campus,
ECU bus services.
leach with private bath), All applianc-
es washer and dryer, computer and
phone connections in each BR, 5
blocks E, of campus (flood free), avail-
able June 1st, $285month, leave
name and phone with mgr. at 329-
1162 or e-mail:
fall. Rent 237.50& 12 utilities. Locat-
ed on 11 th st. convenient to campus.
Apt. complex includes pool & laundry
room. Call Ginger 329-8051.
to share large four bedroom house.
Close to campus, across from art build-
ing.189month washerdryer. Small
yard. 329-8354, great place to live!
bedroom 2.5 bath townhouse with
washer and dryer. Must love dogs!
Room available in June but call ASAP
2 FEMALE students with pets seek
female roommate to share 3 bedroom
house 14 mile from ECU good house-
keeping expected- smokers wel-
come - $200month- call Rick @551 -
FEMALE. SHARE three bedroom
home with two female students. Cam-
pus three blocks. Prefer graduate stud-
ent. Central Air, Ceiling fans, Washer,
Dryer. $250.00 plus utilities.
roommate needed to share 2 bedroom
townhouse available mid-May. Rent
$175 12 utilities. Call Susan at 355-
NO CREDIT check. Cellular Phones
Pagers. ABC Phones 931 -0009. 316-D
East 10th St. (next to Papa Oliver's Piz-
BRAND NEW loudspeakers for sale.
For details call Aziz 754-0981.
Dan s
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417 Evans St M�ll 752 175!
DON'T LOSE your deposit for leaving
your carpet a mess. Have your carpet
professionally steamed cleaned. We'll
clean it so you don't have to. Call Ad-
vance Carpet Cleaning 493-0211.
needed. Must be 18 own phone and
transportation. No drugs. Make1500
weekly. 758-2737.
LOSE WEIGHT and make $money$M
Lose 7-29 lbs per month. Earn up to
$ 1200 month. 19 years of guaranteed
results! Call 757-2292 for Free Consul-
NEED TUTOR for college level Eng-
lish with experience in writing essays
in Jr level English will pay a good hour-
ly rate. Call Ashley, 746-7531.
drivers 2-way radios allow for unpar-
alleld freedom to study, watch tv, or
visit friends while waiting for an or-
der. Prefect hours for students 756-
LOCAL LAW firm has part-time posi-
tion available. Responsibilities include:
opening, closing, maintaining and stor-
ing files. Must be computer literate.
M-F. 12:30-5:30. Please send resumes
to: Legal Administrator, 1698 E. Arling-
ton Blvd Greenville, NC 27858.
SUN, FUN and Employment! Busy
Marina needs dependable, hard-work-
ing summer help. Great pay. Wee-
kends required, must pass drug screen-
ing . Call for interview (252) 726-2055.
groups or organizations. Earn $5 per
MC app. We supply all materials at
no cost. Call for info or visit our web-
site. 1 -800-932-0528 X 65 www.ocm-
time and part-time teacher positions.
Great experience for ELEM and CDFR
majors. Call 355-2404 for more infor-
bathing, lifting, driving morning or af-
ternoon. Call 353-9074.
LOOKING FOR individuals available
full time May-October. Four star resort
in mountains of NC. Front desk and
dining room available. We provide
roomboard. Scholarships available.
Perfect for the student taking time off.
Please call 828.733.4311 for an appli-
WORK AROUND your schedule!
$500-$ 1 500 PT per month $2000-
6000 FT per month. Full training.
Earn expense paid vacations. Only 5
people needed. Call 757-2763 M-F 9-
5. EXT 1229.
EARN $6.50 and up. Tuition Painters
now hiring in Greenville, Washington,
and surrounding areas. No experience
necessary. Chances for advancement.
Call 347-1366 or 353-4831.
DO YOU need a good job? Thellcu
Telefund is hiring students to contact
alumni and parents for the ECU An-
nual Fund. $5.50 hour plus bonuses,
make your own schedule. If interest-
ed, call 328-4212, M-Th between the
hours of 3-6pm.
ALPHA XI Delta, we had a blast with
you guys skating. We hope to have
more wild and crazy times to come.
The brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
Berkley, Luci Gulleage, Jamaca Hub-
bard-Campbell, Brooke Harrison,
Cynthia Havens, Tiffany Jones, Jodi
Kaufmann, Brittany Lorimer, Erin Perk-
ins, and Stacie Wells on becoming
New Members of Alpha Xi Delta. Love
the sisters of Alpha Xi Delta.
DELTA SIGMA Phi, thank you for a
great time at the social Friday night.
Lets do it again soon. Love Chi Ome-
THETA CHI would like to thank Delta
Zeta for the outstanding wash on our
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.
ganus on the TLC position. We know
you worked hard to get it. Love your
Zeta sisters.
THANK YOU Panhellenic and Chapt-
er presidents for all your support this
weekend! Love, the sisters of Pi Delta
THE PLEDGES of Gamma Sigma Sig-
ma would like to thank Michelle Snyd-
er for doing a great job with the pledge
retreat! We had a blast!
ALPHA PHI would like to thank eve-
ryone who came out to support our
Greek Auction. Also thanks to every-
one who was auctioned off! Can't wait
until next year!
THANK YOU MaryBeth Petteway and
all the sisters involved in planning our
Pink Rose Ball! Love your Alpha Xi Del-
ta sisters.
SIGMA PHI Epsilon, Friday's social
was a blast. Lets get together again
soon! Love, Alpha Phi.
GREG CREESON its about time. Con-
gratulations Sarah. It's only been 4
Redding on receiving the Rivers Grant
for your study abroad! ClAO-your Pi
Delta sisters.
Fnr all functions & campus
; inizations
Call J.Arthur @ 252-412-0971
�All properties have 24 hr.
emergency maintenance
Call 758-1921
rfcpaftj I lonogement
$7.00 PER hour plus $150.00 per
month housing allowance. Largest
rental service on the Outer Banks of
North Carolina (North Carolina). Call
Dona for application and housing info
SUMMER CAMP counselors needed
for premier camps in Massachusetts
& New Hampshire. Positions available
for talented, energetic, and fun loving
students as general counselors and
speciality counselors in all team sports,
all individual sports such as Tennis &
Golf, Waterfront and Pool activities,
and speciality activities including art,
dance, theater, gymnastics, newspa-
per, rocketry & radio. Great Salaries,
room, board, and travel. June 17th-Au-
gust 16th. Enjoy a great summer that
promises to be unforgettable. Check
out our web site and apply on line at or call 1-
$$ NOW HIRING $$ Passion Escorts,
day and evening shifts available. Must
be at least 18yrs. old. No experience
needed. Taking calls from 1p.m
9p.m. 747-7570
EXOTIC DANCERS $1000-$1500
weekly. Legal lap dancing. No experi-
ence needed Age 18 up, all national-
ities. 919-580-7084 Goldsboro.
WANT TO stop smoking? Sign up
now for Fresh Start program by stud-
ent trainers. Takes on hour per week
for four weeks. Your lungs will love
you for it! Call Dr. Betty Straub at 328-
BAND JAM 2000 tonight at the At-
tic. Aftertone, Box 49, Two Fingers.
Tickets $8 at the door. Doors open at
I Gardens accepting deposits for fall se-
Imester. 1 bedroom $350 per month.
2 bedroom starting at $410. Wain-
I right Property Management 756-6209.
THE GREENVILLE Recreation & Parks
Department is recruiting individuals
willing to work 1 5-30hrs a week with
some background knowledge in one
or more of the following areas: in-line
skating, skateboarding and in-line
hockey. Applicants will be responsi-
ble for overseeing both the skate park
and in-line hockey rink at the Jaycee
Park. The Skatebike park is open Tues-
day - Sunday from 2:00pm till dark,
and Saturdays 10:00am till dark. Sal-
ary rates range from $5.15 to $6.50
per hour. For more information, please
call Ben James, Judd Crumpler or
Michael Daly at 329-4550 after 2 PM.
keters. Full-time or part-time. Flexi-
ble hours. Great for students or ca-
reer marketers. Health insurance, paid
vacation. Great pay plus benefits and
bonuses. Call Thermal -Gard 355-0210.
THE PLEDGES of Gamma Sigma Sig-
ma would like to congratulate Karen
Trodahl on her acceptance into the ori-
entation Assistant program.
DEIDRE SMITH your sisters are very
proud of you on your acceptance to
the Meisner program. Love the sis-
ters of Zeta Tau Alpha.
Connell on your Theta Chi lavalier to
Greg Creeson. Love the sisters of Zeta
Tau Alpha.
SIGMA NU thanks for last Thurs
day's social. It was a blast! Can't wait
to get together again soon! Love, Al-
pha Phi.
ADULT & COMMUTER Student Serv-
ices invites all students over 24 to our
monthly get together on Monday, April
3, 6-7 p.m. in the ACSS office, lower
level of Mendenhall. Newcomers are
always welcome!
CHI OMEGA would like to invite the
ladies of ECU to an Open House on
Thursday March 30 from 4 to 6pm.
For information call 757-0420.
ALPHA KAPPA Psi presents first an-
nual JUST CAUSE benefit for Ameri-
can Cancer Society April 1 st at the At-
tic featuring Cold Sweat with Jelly Side
up. Free Pizza, door prizes tickets $4
in advance $6 at door. On sale at CD
Alley, Washpub, East Coast Music, the
Attic and by brothers. Doors open at
APRIL CONTRA Dance! Sat April 1
at the Willis Bldg 1st & Reade St.
(downtown). Band: Robin and the Pick-
ups; Caller: Robin Hayes. Free begin-
ners lessons, 7-7:30pm; dance, 7:30-
10:30pm. No experience necessary.
Come alone or bring a friend. Stud-
ents $3.00, public $5.00-$7.00. Spon-
sors: ECU Folk and Country Dancers.
FULL TIME male students interested
in joining Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
should complete information sheets in
the Dean of Students Office. Please
note that you must be a full-time stud-
ent and have a minimum GPA of 2.50.
Information sheets must be complet-
ed by April 10.
I Wanted: Summer Help at the BEACH!
Graduating Senior Preferred;
Undergraduate Applications Accepted Also
Great Pay: FREE Housing
, All Interested Email at
workshop teaches you the importance
of being assertive and helps you be-
come more aware of why it is difficult
for you to do so. Learn ways to com-
municate more assertively. For more
information about this workshop on
March 30 at 3:30pm, contact the Cen-
ter for Counseling and Student Devel-
opment at 328-6661.
CHOOSING A Major and a Career:
Learn what your interests, values, and
abilities are and how they match up
to occupations. This workshop will
also include strategies for job explora-
tion. The workshop meets every Thurs-
day at 3:30-5:00. For more informa-
tion, please contact the Center for
Counseling and Student Development
at 328-6661.
TEST ANXIETY: This workshop is
designed to help you learn effective
ways to deal with anxiety before a test.
Strategies will be discussed. For more
information about this workshop,
please call the Center for Counseling
and Student Development at 328-6661.
This workshop meets on March 30 at
The East Carolinian II
SUPPORT GROUP for Hepatitis B and
C. PCMH Regional Rehab Classroom
Third Thursday of each month 7pm-
9pm. Contact: Vicki or Dennis Davis
252-321-5662 or vicden@greenvil-
BECOMING A Successful Student:
This one-hour session wiH give you the
opportunity to discuss academic con-
cerns and learn general study skills
strategies for time management, note-
taking, and test-taking. This workshop
meets on Tuesday, April 4 at 3:30. Any
questions can be directed to the Cen-
ter for Counseling and Student Devel-
opment at 328-6661.
DISC GOLF Tournament. The ECU
Disc Golf Club is throwing a Fax Day
Tourney, Saturday, April 15th . Regis-
tration is from 9-9:45 am. $3 for stud-
ents w ECU ID, $5 for non-students.
Lots of prizes! All abilities welcome!
Call 752-6180 FMI.
GOLDEN KEYHonor Society will
meet Tuesday, April 4th at 7:30 in GCB
1026. For more information
Try our campus calendar
CALL 830-1186
4889 Old Tar Road
Services: 9:30 a.m. Sun.
Services: 10,11 a.m 6
p.m. Sun 7:30 p.m. Wed.
1 HE. 11th Street
Services: 10 a.m 7:30
pm. Sun 7:30 p.m. Wed.
1700 SE Greenville Blvd.
Services: 9& 10:15 a.m.
Sun 7 & 8:30 p.m. Wed.
2000 E. 6th Street
Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m
Sun College Sunday
School class 9:45 a.m.
3950 Victory Lane
Services: 9 & 10:45 a.m.
Sun 7 p.m. Wed.
2426 S. Charles Blvd.
Services: 9:45 a.m. Sun-
day School, 11 a.m 7
p.m. Sun 10a.m. & 7
p.m. Wed. Bible Study
408 Hudson Street
Services: 8 & 11 a.m.
Sun 7 p.m. Wed.
2725 E. 14th Street
Services: 8:30, 9:45, 11
a.m 6 p.m. Sun 6:30
p.m. Wed.
3105 S. Memorial Drive
Services: 9:45 a.m 6
p.m. Sun 7:30 p.m. Wed.

Our photographers are out on campus capturing shots of you at your best. If you see yourself in one of our ads. go to MSC 109 and identify yourself. We'll reward you for paying attention.
Student Ufe
A biweekly glance at what's happening In the Division of Student Life
How America Knows What America Needs 90
Your help is crucial for a Complete Census Count!
As an ECU student who lives off campus you are encouraged to complete your census form.
Census forms are due April 1�Census Day.
Just a Few of the Ways the Census Benefits You
?The distribution of billions of dollars in state and federal funds is based on census numbers�
We're talking schools, job centers and playgrounds.
The census helps us understand labor supply�Employers need to know where the next genera-
tion of workers is coming from.
Scientific research depends on census data�Sociology reports, medical studies, statistical
profiles and maybe even your own research papers depend on census data.
Planners use the census to develop recreational programs�Children need playgrounds, older
people may want parks and you may need a bike path.
Planning for public transportation services, such as selecting bus routes requires census num-
The census is needed to establish fair market rents and enforce fair lending practices.
The census helps identify areas eligible for housing assistance and rehabilitation loans.
If you are not living with your parents, fill out your own Census form.
Census 2000 will count people at their usual residence, the place where they live and sleep most
of the time. This place is not necessarily the same as the person's voting residence, legal resi-
dence or permanent residence.
Students living away from home while attending college are counted where they are living at
college. Off campus students receive a questionnaire in the mail.
Students living at their parents' home while attending college are counted at their parents'
Students who are citizens of foreign countries, but who are part of a household in the U.S are
counted at that household.
Students who are citizens of foreign countries and are temporarily traveling or visiting in the U.
S. are not counted in the census.
Don't Get Lost! Fill it out!
Students who don't complete their census forms may be visited in person by a census taker. This
process could last through June. We don't want to miss students who may be leaving Greenville
during the summer. So, to ensure a complete count, fill out and turn in your census form now.
This is your future, don't leave it blank!
For more information visit
Visit us
www. ecu. educareer
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1999 VVtw Correro
Whats Up
Not too late
to apply for
financial aid
Students wishing to be considered for Summer 2000 financial
aid must:
1. Have a 1999-2000 Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) on file. If you received financial aid during the Fall
1999 or Spring 200 semesters, you've probably already filed this
form. Check with the Office of Student Financial Aid to be sure.
2. Register for at least 6 credits (if you're an undergraduate
student) or for at least 5 credits (if you're a graduate student) for
the Summer of 2000.
Generally, the only type of financial aid available during the
summer is the Federal Stafford Loan or Federal Parent Loan. A
student can borrow only the difference between the maximum
Federal Stafford Loan for hisher grade level and the amount
heshe borrowed during the 1999-2000 academic year. Maxi-
mum loan limits are:
0 - 29 credits
30 - 59 credits
60 - 89 credits
90 credits
graduate stdt
Students wishing to be considered for 2000-01 financial aid
must complete the 2000-01 FAFSA as soon as possible. FAFSAs
are available in the Office of Student Financial Aid, and in the
hall outside the office.
Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid in the Old Cafeteria
Building. Office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p. m Monday
through Friday. Call 328-6610 for assistance. Email your ques-
tions to
be on the
Prize Patrol visits ECU to award lucky winners
On Wednesday, March 29, the East Carolina University Housing and
Dining Prize Patrol will visit the ECU campus and make award pre-
sentations to the lucky winners of the 2000 Return Housing and
Dining Sweepstakes. Winners were drawn from all students that
participated in the recent sign-up program, in which they reserved a
room and a meal plan for the 2000-01 school year.
The theme of this year's sweepstakes is "Reach For The Stars - Every
one Wins with Campus Living The Prize Patrol, an entourage
of management from the two cam
awards the prizes during class tim
be present in their class in order t
Students will be surprised as the F
rupts classrooms and presents th�
with a giant check stating the priz
won and a bouquet of flowers. Pri
a VCR, Microfridge, AT&T long dis
mountain bike, big screen TV, sem
plan, and the grand prize, free roon
for spring semester 2000. Wake
up and go to class March 29th!

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a publication of The East Carolinian
the truth about college life
blasting holly wood's expectations, pg. 4
climb every mountain
how to get started, pg. 6
for your viewing pleasure
a look at what's on television, pg. 3



Patrick McMahon
Entertainment Editor
The thrill of the hunt and the thrill of the attack. Both keep
big-game hunters in the ever elusive search for the next big kill.
Unfortunately, they are not the only ones sharing this senti-
ment. Moshing, slam dancing or just plain lunacy is sweeping
the nation with young fans banging into each other like
McSorley's hockey stick to that poor guy's temple.
Every night around the country you can find numerous
concert-goers ready and willing to throw themselves amongst
the wolves, thrashing wildly about while slamming head-on
into the oncoming traffic of another person's forearm. It is a
death. Reports range from allegations that O'Brien suffered a
heart attack to her being crushed under the weight of other fans
after falling. But, the blame on crowd-surfing plagued the case
from the get-go. These potential lawsuits have many bands
worrying not only about crowd safety, but also about their own
responsibility for the crowd.
A similar instance of stage diving resulting in death is the
tragic end to 17-year-old Christopher Mitchell's life at a concert.
Reports vary, but documents obtained by "People Magazine"
show that Christopher stage dived once successfully, but when
he tried again he was grabbed by a security guard who threw
him back into the crowd. The crowd, unfortunately, didn't
bother to catch him. He landed on the side of his head with the
Slam dancing with the law
The pit pushes bodies toward the stage at a 1996 Pearl Jam concert, (photo by Charles Peterson)
sight that has to be witnessed, and from my view, experienced
to be fully understood.
It seems as though the mosh pits have gotten a little more
people-friendly over the years with more care exhibited from
the participants about the other fans in the "pit Back in the
early '90s, moshing was about as safe as sticking your leg in a
meat grinder and hoping the blades would miss. However,
times have changed.
The mosh pits of the angry and rebellious early '90s have
given way to the friendlier assault upon body and mind. For
example, last November's Limp Bizkit concert at the Raleigh
Entertainment and Sports Arena. Mosh pits were everywhere,
and hundreds of people participated, including myself. What I
saw in those pits amazed me.
If a kid got knocked down or accidentally got hit in the
nose, thus breaking it, the other moshers would immediately
get him out of the circle o' death, pulling him to the side before
letting him back into the pit. In the rare instance that someone
really started bleeding, we all took the injured mosher to a
paramedic and helped him find his other friends.
If you thought that would have happened five to eight
years ago, you should be committed to a loony bin. Even
though the fervor of moshing still remains true to its roots,
there is obviously a higher level of concern for moshers' safety
than there was just four years ago.
Take, for instance, a Smashing Pumpkins concert in
Dublin, Ireland in 1996. In a now infamous incident that
brought the legalities of moshing and stage-diving to the
forefront of the nation's beady little eyes, Bernadette O'Brien,
17, died while moshing. Even though there is no real account
of how her injuries took place, the band faces a civil suit for her
full weight of his body coming straight down. The bouncer was
charged with negligent homicide, but this was later plea bar-
gained down to manslaughter. Unfortunately, no information
has since been published regarding the case and no resolution
could be reached as to the band's role in the incident.
Many anti-moshing advocates use these two deaths as their
main weapons in the fight against slam dancing, but they may
be missing the point. Sure, the death of these two kids is sad and
unfortunate, but times have changed, the music has changed
and fan moral has changed.
The Limp Bizkit show gave me three bruised ribs, but I don't
blame the band. That seems to be the drug of choice for many
parents who find that their youngin' cut their arm after being in
the pit.
Many critics think of noshing as a male-only festival of
testosterone, but women have more often than not joined into
the fun as well, further adding to the display of caring about
your fellow pit-player.
The basics are this: A band can save itself from the head-
aches of lawsuits by doing two simple things. Namely, hire the
bouncers as independent contractors so that the band isn't
accountable for what they do, or just give them wussies the
finger and keep on playing. Me, I prefer the latter because it
emphasizes responsibility on the part of the fan who chooses to
get into the pit. Like grandma usta' tell me when I was little, "If
ya kain't stand da heat, get ya ass out da' kitchen Amen.
This writer can be contacted at

sweeps kick up
new TV shows
Emily Little
Fountainhead Editor
It's that time agaln-
sweeps week, when all the
network stations show us
what wonderful new products
of genius they have to
entertain us with this year.
Did you miss it? Never
fear. I sat through five of the
new comedies last week so
you didn't have to. It was a
dusty collection of what the
networks' various brooms
have brought us.
NBC, the network that
brought the world "Friends"
and "Frasier" and "ER" and
"Third Rock From the Sun"
and "Just Shoot Me" and "The
West Wing" and "Will and
Grace" and even "Stark
Raving Mad" had no room
left in its schedule for the
three new shows they
demoed last week, but they
did it anyway. The only
network you can count on to
bring you good TV every
single night of the week has
apparently used up all its
good sitcom writers. The
minds who work on the new
"Battery Park" and "Daddio"
are not the same ones that
produced the rest of the NBC
schedule, and it shows.
"The Commish" (remem-
ber him?) is back as a stay-at-
home dad who takes care of
it last week with "Battery Park
an attempt at showing the world
how amusing it is when cops
really don't care about the
community. I don't remember
this show ever actually having a
plot, but that may be because I
The cast of "Then Came You" on ABC, including Desmond
Askew at the right. (Workd Wide Web photo)
the kids while Mom is off being
a lawyer on "Daddio It
sounded like a good idea, but
the jokes are predictable, the
acting is lousy, and poorly-timed
laugh track makes the already
unfunny humor more irritating.
This show is, in a word, horrible.
The only thing that made me
smile was the cute older son
who spent the whole episode
trying to con people into
signing his homework form. He
had some great facial expres-
sions, but even that didn't have
me bowled over with laughter.
"Daddio" was an obvious
attempt at breaking stereotypes;
aside from the nontraditional
parental roles, the daughter
the seed,
the bad, and
the ufily
television that stinks
and why we hate it
Kenny Smith
Staff Writer
It is laughable what can pass for television these days, but
I suppose that's the point; most of the shows today are
situation comedies. Half the shows on the tube are bad and
the rest are worse.
OK, maybe I'm being a little harsh. There are some good
shows out there. Some shows are consistently funny, or have
good acting and writing, but the bad ones end up far out-
weighing the good. In fact, prime time line-ups are getting so
weak that cable's ratings are better than ever.
So what's going on? Why has TV gone down the prover-
bial toilet? Well, it could be for a number of reasons: shifts in
tastes of society, lack of public morality, subversive alien
takeover, whatever you believe.
But it seems that our standards for TV have dropped. After
all, Springer is still on, wrestling airs four nights a week and
"Who Wants to be a Millionaire" is not only on top in the
Nielsen ratings but it also has three rip-offs on other networks.
wants to Join
the all-male
baseball team at
school. The
problem is, the
characters end
up being
one-sided people-the rude
neighbor, the yuppy family
friend and her brain-dead
husband-all stereotypical
members of the traditional
family sitcom cast. Overall
verdict-If this show makes it to
another week, do not watch it
at all, ever.
You know why they never
make cop shows comedies?
Because they suck. NBC proved
was so bored I switched over to
"The Abyss" on Sci-Fi every so
often. The only thing that was
funny about this show was the
guy who waited around all day
to tell the cops that some girls
were breaking into his apart-
ment to have sex while he
wasn't there. Overall verdict-
This show will not last and is a
total waste of your time.
So that leaves us with "God,
the Devil, and Bob and thank
goodness. French Stewart and
James Garner head up a
cartoon cast that performs
nicely with animation that is
just priceless. When I saw the
previews I thought the NBC
execs were sure to end up in
Hell with Trey Parker and
Matt Stone when they die,
but their souls were saved
by the classy way they
managed to look at Chris-
tianity. Bob, it seems, has
been chosen to prove the
value of human life so that
God won't destroy the
Earth. The Devil makes
every attempt to make Bob
misbehave, but at the end of
every episode he manages to
pull off a victory for the
good guys. God drinks light
beer, wears sunglasses, and
says "damn whenever he
feels like it. The Devil is British
and drinks a triple margarita
on the rocks with no salt. I
laughed all the way through
this show. It looks at family
relationships and makes
valuable points without all the
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We're just accepting all of this as entertainment, but how bad is
the stuff they put on? You need go no further than the Nielsens
to find out.
Number one on Nielsen (it's also two and three as well) is
"Who Wants to be a Millionaire How is this show making
money? Is the public just that dumb, or can we not answer easy
trivia? Most of the people on the show are absolute idiots; they
miss some of the easiest questions. But maybe it just seems that
way to those of us who know a lot of useless facts. Or maybe the
contestants are morons. For instance, this one guy confused
Queen Latifah's real name with Vanilla Ice's.
And what's up with Regis? Here's the dramatic moment:
"Is that you final answer?"
"Are you sure?"
"You're really sure, eh?"
"Yes, dammit
And the contestants are funny in their explanations too
because they're on TV so they must tell their whole life story.
"Where's the Eiffel Tower?"
"Well, I know that it isn't London because I was there twice
in my life, once during the summer of 72 and the other
No wonder it's an hour show. I just don't get it�it's a game
show. No one cared that much on the "Price is Right and at
least there you could win a trip to the Bahamas. I'd rather win
that trip. That way, there are no bum relatives beating down
your door looking for money.
Hell, even good shows are falling through the entertain- "
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Ethan Lane and Chris Baker in a Garrett Hall
room. Look familiar? Not exactly Felicity's high
class establishment, (photo by Kenny Smith)
I hope you didn't come to school thinking your experience would be anything like the "college
life" portrayed in most films. Frat parties, dating, student activities and just plain old college fun
don't seem nearly as shiny as their cinematic and television counterparts. Have we been ripped off?
. Maybe. I'm starting to think most plots involving college life are the fevered imaginings of adults
3 who think that school days are the best times anyone will ever have. But after one year living the
�- reality, I hope they're wrong.
� The first thing you probably found out was that dorm life, far from the barrel of monkeys those
(D '80s Spring Break movies (or that entertainment wasteland known as "Saved by the Bell: The College
� Years") make it out to be, is not all about pizza, hijinks and wacky pranks. It's about cramming
. yourself into a tight little cubicle with a heater that makes demonic noises and a roommate who just
q loves show tunes. And the '90s have only brought on a fresh wave of deception.
aJ Take a good look around your room. Your cinder block walls, sanitary plastic-coated mattress,
wj municipal-gray closets and linkin' log furniture probably enjoy as much air time as the two-headed
p supermodel population. You wouldn't catch Felicity or Buffy showering in a communal bathroom
Q where they'd have to wear flip flops just for kicking the used tampons out of the shower. Does any
I college-age character in your favorite drama ever have to promise not to tell the RA that she saw her
�g hallmate's boyfriend throwing up all over the bathroom at four in the morning? I think not.
"Animal House" is another prime example of what's cracked about fictitibur college life-How
M many poor teenage guys have been duped, thanks to that movie, into thinking that fraternity life is a
�� raucous and fun bonding experience in a house filled with unforgettably brave, goofy and loveable
guys who'll stop at nothing to right society's wrongs while totally swinging with the babes like the
3 three Musketeers?
After paying outrageous dues to live in the frat house and
subjecting themselves to the humiliation of a rush, these idealists
have to face the reality that their brothers are ordinary humans
who wear button-down shirts, go to class and spend their spare
time spray-painting bed sheets.
And the parties? Good gravy! "Animal House" would lead you
to believe that fraternity brothers achieve some supercharged level
of personality and charisma when they're wasted. They wear
sheets, go crazy, hire expensive soul music bands, dance and
chase women 'til dawn.
I'm not saying ECU frat parties are any less exciting
than those thrown by other people, but on the other hand
they wouldn't exactly make John Belushi spin in his grave. I
mean, the only thing a girl's got to worry about is the
integrity of her Steve Madden platforms, which have a 91
percent chance of being splashed by some guy's Rolling Rock.
And instead of funk, sweat and good times, everybody gets to
stand around self-consciously in their best Abercrombie and
Fitch, sipping keg dregs and trying to ignore the Kid Rock CD
that's turned up too loud.
I remember watching "PCU" sometime during my college
career, and noting to myself the grossly exaggerated number of
campus activist groups featured in the film. Now, I know
exaggeration was the point, but if I hadn't known better, I might
have gotten the idea that healthy college campuses in some way
encourage an interest in politics, art and philosophy, or at least a
morbid curiosity about some social ill that people could pass off as
legitimate concern.
While social reform groups, tree huggers, strident feminists
and sport coat-wearing politicats are par for the course in "PCU
ECU's student social and political achievements are only worth
mentioning because this is supposed to be a humorous article. I
perceive ECU student involvement as falling into three separate
categories, all of which contain completely polarized groups of
Number one is the couple of people who join both the "Young
Republicans" and the "Young Democrats" groups, probably to get
the most beer possible. Next comes the respectable grassroots core
of socially conscious women and men, mostly freshmen, who leap
out of the woodwork every time they get wind of an "AIDS vigil"
or "Take Back the Night" march. Equally enthusiastic is the
dedicated group of SGA and RHA kids out to let thQ world know
that they can organize a semiformal dance, head a committee and
pass out campaign flyers in front of the Wright Place, and all at
the same time. None of those have the same kind of biting
conviction of, say, the "Womynists" of PCU.
Was I too harsh in my assessment of reality? Probably, but it
was really fun to write. Send your hate-mail to the address below,
or just tackle me on the street. I'm not worried, because I know
that kind of stuff only happens in movies,
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cheesiness that is feel-good sitcom. Overall verdict-watch this show.
Fox brought out its new stuff last week, too, in a show called "Titus Fox
should know better than to bring out a sitcom. They got lucky with "That
Seventies Show but they shouldn't push their luck. You just don't stray from the
sci-fi, cartoon, "Ally McBeal" formula. Here's the plot: Christopher Titus is a guy
living his life with his girlfriend and his dad. And that's pretty much it. I confess I
only saw half of it, but what I saw seemed to be fairly ordinary. It wasn't a riot
like "Bob but it wasn't stupid like "Daddio Overall verdict-it was just a show,
mildly funny but not exciting. Watch it if you want to.
ABC brought us "Then Came You" last week, a fresh spin on the old romantic
comedy that's come back into style. This one is about a young college graduate
and an older divorcee who lives in the hotel where he works. There is some nice
subtle humor here-the moment when the young guy accidentally keeps clanging
two glasses together in a period of awkward silence being the most memorable.
Desmond Askew is far and away the best thing about this show. He's the British
actor who played Simon in the film "Go and he's playing pretty much the
same character on "Then Came You The problem with the show, at least with
the first episode, is the speed with which it moved. Way too much happened in
a half-hour period to be comfortable. I felt like I had missed some scenes that
just weren't there. We ran through the first week of the show's key relationship
in one episode, and it didn't give us enough time to know the characters. But
that may change in the next episode now that the plot is established. Overall
verdict-you may want to check this one out.
There's more new stuff on the air, but that's all I've been able to watch.
You're on your own for the rest of them.
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ment cracks. "Family Guy despite good characters and clever writing, was
pushed from its time slot by "WWF Smackdown" on UPN. Read over those three
letters again just to make sure. UPN has never had a good show, much less one
that has network elout. And speaking of UPN, they can't even succeed with a
sure thing. Nobody watches "Star Trek Voyager not even the diehard trekkies,
it's that bad. Or "The Dilbert Show"�good premise and well written, but it's in
the can now. In its place is a show called "Secret Agent Man Draw your own
And what about the WB? If it isn't one bad drama, it's another. "Dawson's
Creek "Charmed" and "Popular"�all those shows are just excuses to put more
breasts on TV. Not that I'm complaining about that specifically, but what
happened to standards, people? If we're going to have shows like that on, they at
least have to have better stories, like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer It sounded weak
to start with, but it stayed on because of good writing and a cute star.
Speaking of dramas, why is "90210" still on the air? It's only got like four
members from the original cast, and Donna is one of them. She should have died
seasons ago from malnutrition, especially with all that silicon hanging from her
Speaking of chests on TV, why on earth is "Baywatch" still on? ftow It's
"Baywatch Hawaii and the only difference between them is that now you've
got Hawaiian chicks bouncing around the beach. Meanwhile, David Hasselhoff
has gotta be taking some Dick Clark anti-aging cream or something. Germans still
love him.
So, one might ask, what's good? Well, the dramas are getting better. "The
Practice" and "Sports Night" to name a few. The really funny comedies are few
and far between though, "Dharma and Greg" is good, and some CBS shows have
promise. But Seinfeld is gone and "The Simpsons" are leaving after this season.
What will replace these masters of humor? It's looking a little bleak.
The cable networks are starting to put out better stuff to make up for network
failures. Comedy Central and Cartoon Network are getting good original shows
and recycling old favorites. MTV is still MTV, even if the only thing they show
these days is N'Sync.
Speaking of that, ever watch "TRL" on a regular basis? It seems like every day
it's a contest to see which fans of which boy band can call in the most. Not that
there's any real difference between the bands. Do these girls just have no lives
where all they do is organize calling crusades to "TRL?" It baffles this writer.
But as I said, there are good shows out there on the idiot box. You just have to
sift through all the crap which is, I'm sorry to say, very, very thick.
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Rec Center makes
it easy to learn
Emily Little
Fountainhead Editor
You've seen the climbing
wall at the rec center. You've
watched other people do it,
you've seen it on ESPN2
during the X-Games, but it
just seems too hard to try.
Not so, say the rock climbers
at ECU. This university
provides an excellent oppor-
tunity for anyone to learn.
"Anyone can get
started said Cathy Black, a
climber who works at the rec
center. "It's not that hard
Black had never climbed
until her sophomore year of
college when she got hooked
after one trip up the climbing
wall. Now she accompanies
her fellow adventure seekers
on sojourns up mountain
The rec center's climbing
wall is the perfect place to
start. It costs $5 for first-time
users, plus an additional $2
for harness rental. Advanced
climbers are always below
waiting to catch your rope if
you slip, so there's nothing to
"If you're safe about what
you're doing you'll be fine
Black said.
When you're ready, the
Adventure Program offers
opportunities to try the real
thing, such as a haul up the face
of a mountain. John Brown,
coordinator of Adventure
Programs, heads up the trips
several times a year. But, he says
it's nothing like what you've
seen on ESPN. This is no speedy
run up the side of a man-made
wall; this is where the action
really lies.
"The extreme stuff is
definitely not being done on
artificial walls Brown said.
The real extreme rock
climbing, according to Brown, is
done with grit and determina-
tion, out in the unpredictable
wild. That's why any student at
ECU has a chance to try it for
less money than it would cost
any other way. A day trip to
Winston-Salem to climb Pilot
Mountain costs only $30 a
person, including transporta-
tion and equipment.
If the trips don't fill up fast,
they have a tendency to not fill
up at all. So, if you're interested
Senior Josh Weaver climbs the wall at the Student Recreation Center, (photo by Kenny Smith)
in going you should sign up soon. This, however, will have to wait until next semester, since the last
trip for Spring 2000 has already come and gone.
The reward for all of this climbing is, of course, getting to the top. Most of the climbers find this
experience more exciting than performing in front of a crowd.
"I don't think of it as a competition Black said. "When you climb it's for yourself "
Brown agrees that competition is not the way to truly learn the rewards of climbing
"The people who climb in competitions are really not the best climbers Brown said
For more information, stop by the Student Recreation Center or call 328-6387.
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Weird stuff: Satantronic
Lawrence Armstrong
Staff Writer
Here's something you haven't seen before. Satantronic
is an Internet site for people still using Atari computers from
the late '80s to early '90s. It has some cool graphics (good
Japanese art) and some software for these old machines.
There are profiles of some of the programmers and what
projects they are working on. For example, Dodo, whose
real name is Jozef Friedmansky, uses a setup of an Atari 130
XE (circa 1986) with 128k RAM and a MDDOS cartridge,
which you may not be familiar with. It seems to be some
sort of Disk Operating System software.
A Command and Conquer-type game for the Atari Fal-
con 030 is also in the works. This system was produced from
1992-1994 with 4-16 MB RAM and was used in professional
music studios. It can plug directly in to synthesizers and
drum machines and can sample sound at higher than
CD quality. You probably own some music CDs
that were mixed on this system.
Satantronic appears to be a Slovakian site
because of the weird names, bad English, and Slo- K
vak language version of the page being offered as
an option. Their games and demos all run on PAL
systems. PAL is the standard for television in Europe. '
In the US, it is called NTSC. For example, your Nintendo
uses an NTSC signal to connect to your TV. This page is
simple, to the point and fast. You should have a look,
especially if you like Japanese manga.
These hobbyists still use computers that are six to 80
years old because they consider systems such as the Falcon
more advanced and with better features than those made
today. As it turns out, this is not far from the truth. Despite
the age, the Atari systems can easily keep up with current
technology by running such programs as an MP3 player
and CD recorder. The most important features of the Falcon
was that it could use its hard drive as a recordable CD, but
with higher than CD quality. It also featured a built-in
interface for connecting to synthesizers and other musical
equipment, and it is prized by musicians to this day for that
The portable notebook computer with this interface
made by Atari can be seen on the Internet selling for up to
$800 or more despite being more than 10 years old. To
find a Gateway or Dell PC that old you would need
to go to the landfill and dig one up because they
�Z3SS��Z�r are not worth anything. The Musical Instrument
� Digital Interface is what makes the Atari
�tems so indispensable and valuable.
Satantronic can be located at
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Emily Little
Fountainhead Editor
The mirror ball, the black light, the thumping hip hop music,
the pitcher of beer all around, the smoky haze in the air; it's almost
like being in a club. Until you hear the thunder and clatter of a big
heavy ball knocking down a handful of helpless little pins at the
end of the lane.
We call it midnight bowling, but it actually ends somewhere
around 11:45 when the downtownish feel evaporates into fluores-
cent lighting and the magical game of bowling turns back into a
pumpkin so we can all go home.
Some of my friends
said bowling without
drinking was impossible;
they said it couldn't be
done, but someone just
has to have the courage
to stand up and bowl
sober. So, I enlisted the
help of my friends Mia
and Doug to prove it
recently on a Monday
night at the AM1; lanes
on Red Banks Road.
Personally, between
the strobe lights, the
pounding music and the
imitation cigarette
smoke that pours from a
vent in the ceiling, I fail
to see how anyone can
concentrate when you
add in the beer. My
scores are bad enough as
it is.
It costs $7 per
person to bowl. I have a
question: Are you paying for the
shoes or the use of the actual
lane? What if you bring your own
bowling shoes? Because I went to
a bowling birthday party once
when I was a kid and one of the
other party guests neglected to
return his shoes. It was one of
those places where they keep
your shoes because they're afraid
of just that very thing. So, the kid
had to leave the party that had
already moved elsewhere to
return to the bowling alley to get
his shoes.
Speaking of shoes, is it just
me, or is there some kind of
weird dimensional shoe rift at the
bowling alley? I wear nine-and-a-
half-size shoes, otherwise known
as the size that you will never
find in the shoe that you really
want. I can't wear size 10 and I
can't wear nines. But at the
bowling alley, they apparently
don't carry half sizes. So, they
always give me a nine. The weird
thing is, the nine always fits. Are the shoes just bigger at the
bowling alley or do my feet shrink when I bowl? .
But, back to my original concern before I got sidetracked by the
great shoe mystery: What exactly do you pay for when you bowl?
Four people pay $7 a piece to use the same lane that two people pay
$7 a piece for. It's a weird, weird world, that bowling alley. Then
there's the $500 basket of french fries and $1 million ice cup that
may contain an ounce or two of Coke. When we went, we didn't
buy any food because we were broke from the $7 shoe rental. But,
Garrett the photographer got a Coke and I drank a good portion of
that when he wasn't looking.
There is an arcade at the bowling alley, but we didn't have any
extra money to play. Too bad, because I was at one time the master
of Ski-Ball. No, we spent most of our time just chucking our balls
down the lane and occasionally knocking down a pin or two. It was
a calm few games because we weren't drunk.
Mia had an Injured ankle that made her sadly limp up to the
lane and struggle to release her ball. That was mildly amusing. I got
really excited at one point because I had big old score of 85 on the
10th frame and Doug was way behind. I thought that for the first
time ever I was going to win at a sport, and it wasn't going to be
because the other guy accidentally scratched while shooting for the
eight ball. Then, that rat bastard hit two strikes in a row and beat
me by one point.
Then came the part of the night when they suddenly turned on
the lights. Without the black light I couldn't figure out which was
(Top) Mia Is very
concerned about the
score because she's
losing. (Bottom left)
Just look at Doug as
he casually ruins my
life. (Bottom right)
That is a size nine,
boys and girls,
(photos by Garrett
my bowling ball. It was very traumatic.
Overall, bowling was a relaxing kind of fun, though not as
much fun as some of the other stuff I've done for this column. I
think it would be better if they nixed the black light and the
Christina Aguilera. If I wanted the club atmosphere, I would go to
the club. And, I would be able to wear my own ordinary nine-and-
a-half-size shoes.
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(Hboue left) Danger Mouse has got it all ouer
Space Ghost and Deputy Dog. (Jaime Lockard)
(flboue right) Do I really haue to choose? They're
all so cuddly!
me back
lAC aiki: who aits uo
ur voU in 2000
Photos by Bill Keith
(Right) I'm uoting for the the guy that brought
midget-tossing to Greenuille. (Steuiie Sineath)
(Bottom left) I'm starting a write in campaign for
Patrick McMahon. Poujer to the people! (Christina
(Bottom right) I'm not allowed to uote. I'm an
escaped conuict. (Bob UJitchgar)

The East Carolinian, March 30, 2000
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