The East Carolinian, April 6, 2000


Volume 74, Issue 100
Leadership program a first
42 cays to go until Graduation
Parking fine increase
Effective immediately: Unauthorized
parking in a handicap parking space on
campus will cost violators a minimum of
$100. N.C. House Bill 143 increased the
fines statewide and the university is coming
into compliance with this act. State law now
mandates that the penalty for this infraction
is to be "at least $100 but not more than
$250 ECU also tows illegally parked
vehicles from handicapped parking spaces,
which carries additional fees. This informa-
tion was provided by ECU Parking and
Transportation Services.
Barefoot battle
The Annual Barefoot Battle of the Bands
is scheduled for the Mendenhall Brickyard
at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 8.
Virginia Commonwealth visits ECU for
three games startjng at 7 p.m. Friday, April
7. The Pirates will continue to play at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 8 and again at 1 p.m. on
Sunday, April 9. All games will take place at
Harrington Field.
Writers series
Novelist Leslie Marmon Silko will be the
last speaker in the Writers Reading Series.
She will meet the public at 3 p.m. today in
Mendenhall Student Center and will read
from and autograph her books at 7 p.m. to-
night in the MSC Great Room. Silko is con-
sidered one of the country's top Native-
American writers. Her books include: "La-
guna Woman "Ceremony "The Delicacy
and Strength of Lace "Almanac of the
Dead "Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the
Spirit" and the recently published "Garden
of the Dunes Contact Julie Fay of the
department of English at 328-6578.
Jeffrey Bair, a member of the School of
Music faculty, will perform on the saxo-
phone at 8 p.m. tonight in the A.J. Fletcher
Music Center Recital Hall. The public is
The School of Medicine will provide in-
formation on children's health issues Friday,
April 7 at its Pediatrics Day Program that
will be held at the Ramada Plaza. Registra-
tion begins at 8 a.m. Contact the depart-
ment of pediatrics at 816-2540 or 816-5208.
Concert postponed
The concert "That's Amore: A Recital of
Love Songs scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sun-
day, April 9 in the School of Music, has
been postponed until April 25.
Family fare
The Family Fare Series will feature the
musical adventures of "Huck and Tom and
the Mighty Mississippi" in Wright Auditorium
at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 8. Tickets are
$9 for adults and $5 for youth. They, are
available at the Central Ticket Officpjh
Mendenhall Student Center and at the door.
Call 328-4788 or 1-800-ECU-ARTS for
more info.
Vote online at
Do you think it makes a
difference if you vote in the
SGA elections?
Results of last week's question:
Did you find your adviser to be
knowlegeable and helpful during
52 Yes 18 NO
4x400 team to travel to Texas
Showers, high of 81
and a low of 55�
Juniors Melissa Catanzarite and Christian Winchell drop by the polls and are assisted in filling out their ballots on Wednesday in Mendenhall Student Center, (photo by Garrett McMillan)
Brent Queen
Damon Stafford
Sarah Evans
Sadie Cox
Polls close, election results in
Orr's ticket
to appeal decision
Terra Steinbeiser
After weeks of planning and
campaigning, the executive offic-
ers of the Student Government
Association have been chosen by
the student body.
After the Todd Dining Hall,
Mendenhall Student (enter,
Joyner Library and Wright Place
polls closed at 7 p.m. last night,
the ballot boxes were taken by-
election officials to be tallied.
After approximately three hours,
the results were released.
"It's really intense having ev-
eryone waiting around like
that said Luke Reynolds, a sup-
porter of presidential candidate
Mike Orr, who was disqualified
from the race.
Brent Queen lead the race for
student body president with a
total of 644 votes. Presidential
candidates Marcus Frederick
earned 212 votes, and Michael
Aho trailed with 169 votes,
Damon Stafford ran uncontested
for vice president and acquired
948 votes. Sadie Cox earned 713
votes for the office of treasurer,
beating out Christopher Williams
See RESULTS, page 4
Student shot, killed in yard
Possible suspects
under questioning
Angela Harne
Early yesterday morning,
ECU junior and management
major Reggie Neil Harris Was
gunned down by two black
males in the front yard of 115
North Jarvis Street.
Reasons for the killing are
currently unknown.
According to Melissa
Bartlett of Police Public Affairs
at the Greenville Police De-
partment (GPD), witnesses
said Harris was visiting friends
and left around 1 a.m. when
he was then approached by two
black males who shot and killed
According to Lieutenant Joe
Bartlett of the GPD the incident
was reported around 1:15 a.m.
and the case is now under full in-
Bartlett said presently the
GPD is conducting interviews
with witnesses and possible sus-
"Currently no one in is cus-
tody Bartlett said.
According to Bartlett, It is es-
timated four rounds were shot
from the firearm. Information as
to what type of firearm was used
could not be released for investi-
gation purposes. Bartlett did not
have Information as to where on
his body Harris was shot.
Laura Sweet, the assistant
dean of Student Life, met with
the GPD yesterday afternoon
to discuss the case and the
next necessary procedures.
"We are alerting the cam-
pus of the happenings Sweet
said. "I am contacting student
witnesses and offering them
support and access to counsel-
ing if wanted
According to Leslie
Craigle, director of marketing
for Business Services, any stu-
dent with additional informa-
tion involving the murder is
urged to call the GPD at 329-
4315 or Crime Stoppers at
This writer can be contacted at
SOM seeks to
reduce medical errors
Quality improvement
classes required
Martina Clyburn
In response to a recent medi-
cal report that estimates nearly
44,000 people in the Unites
States die every year as a result
of medical errors, ECU'S Brody
School of Medicine (BSOM) has
begun a series of quality im-
provement classes for fourth-
year medical students.
The Institute of Medicine's
report, titled "To Err is Human
explains how the health care sys-
tem in the United States has a
built-in defect rate that other in-
dustries do not. It states, "We do
not know the outcome of these
statistics, just that the errors have
been observed
The BSOM has developed the
Quality Improvement Program
IQIP) to try to improve the es-
sence of health care.
"The Quality Improvement
Program is more than safety
said Dr. Ann Jobe, senior associ-
ate dean for the BSOM. "It is also
made to improve clinical out-
comes, ensure satisfaction and
refine customer service
The classes that make up the
See ERRORS, page 2
ECU hosts women's
Talk broadcasted to
campuses nationwide
Angela Harne
Last week approximately 40
citizens of eastern North Caro-
lina attended a teleconference
via satellite entitled "Women's
Lives, Women's Voices, Women's
Solutions. Shaping the National
Agenda for Women in Higher
ECU Status of Women spon-
sored the teleconference, which
was held in the Edwin W. Mon-
roe Conference Center near Pitt
County Memorial Hospital and
was open to all faculty, students
and staff.
According to Dr. Vivian Mott,
co-chair for Status of Women
and professor of education, the
purpose of the teleconference
was to bring together women in-
terested in higher education to
identify the challenges of today
and help with the problems
amidst them.
Part of the teleconference was
down linked via satellite from
Minnesota to 200 campuses
around the country.
The main aspect of the con-
ference was Dr. Johnetta B. Cole,
former president of Spelman
College in Atlanta and now a dis-
tinguished professor at Georgia')
Emory University. Mott said Cole
was a keynote speaker and very
According to Mott, panel dis-
cussions followed Cole's speech.
She said panels consisted of na-
tional womens' leaders, ECU
women leaders and caucus
The main issues discussed
were equity in classrooms, pro-
motions and tenures, the
women-friendly workplace and
the functions of networking.
"The event was excellent
See HOST, page 3
Residents protest expansion plan
The furor over ECU'S proposed future expansion rages on, as residents in the downtown area surrounding
the campus protest the future destruction and loss of their homes. Pictured, a yard placard expresses the
sentiment, (photo by Emily Richardson)

The East Carolinian
Thursday, April 6, 2000
April 4
Harassing Behavior-A stu-
dent was issued a campus ap-
pearance ticket (CAT) for point-
ing a laser into another
student's room in Aycock resi-
dence hall as a means of harass-
ment. The subject is also an as-
sociate with others currently
under investigation for harass-
ment to this same individual.
Damage to Praperty-An of-
ficer heard what sounded like
breaking glass from the vicin-
ity of Aycock residence hall.
Upon arrival, It was discovered
that the stairwell windows were
broken out. There are no sus-
pects or witnesses at this time.
Assault on a Female; Commu-
nicating Tftwrts-Durlng the in-
vestigation of a harassing
phone calls incident previously
reported, it was found that the
caller had been assaulted by the
victim's boyfriend at an earlier
date. The incidents are pursu-
ant to past and present situa-
tions involving the three sub-
jects. Prosecution was declined
by all.
N. C. State University�Offi-
cials with the Whatcom County,
Washington, Sheriff's Office
(WCSO) performed an organized
search and rescue operation over the
weekend in a continuing effort to
locate 23-yeaiold Leah Roberts, a
former North Carolina State senior
who has been missing since she left
town for Spring Break on March 9.
Roberts, a Spanish and anthro-
pology major who was scheduled to
graduate in May, dropped out of
NCSU just weeks before her disap-
pearance. On March 18, her wrecked
sport utility vehicle was found aban-
doned on a logging road in
Whatcom County, according to the
WCSO Missing Person Report.
"The vehicle was found totaled
and rolled in a wooded area of the
highway (near Canyon Creek said
Whatcom County Sheriff Tom
McCarthy. "After determining that
the vehicle was abandoned, we
started a missing persons investiga-
tion he said.
The reason for Roberts' presence
in Washington is unclear at this
point. According to WCSO Detec-
tive Mark Joseph, her vehicle was
found near Mt. Baker, which Joseph
believed Roberts was interested in
On March 13, Roberts' friends
from page 1
and family reported her to the Ra-
leigh Police Department (RPD) as
missing from her residence because
she had not made contact with
them as she had in the past, said
RPD captain Mike Longmire.
Although the case is still classi-
fied as a missing-person investiga-
tion in Whatcom County, Roberts
is no longer considered missing
from Raleigh, due to the discovery
of her wrecked Jeep Cherokee in
Whatcom County and accounts
from witnesses who claimed to have
seen her in the area prior to the dis-
covery of her vehicle.
University of South Alabama�
On March 14, the University of
South Alabama officially became
the first university in the state to
offer a new degree in e-commerce.
Along with three other schools
in the nation, USA now has a de-
gree that combines both business
and computer science that allows
interested students to pursue a ca-
reer in Internet commerce.
The undergraduate degree,
which was rapidly approved by the
Alabama Commission on Higher
education, places USA at "the cut-
ting edge of the business world
according to Dr. Mohan Menon,
director of the e-commerce pro-
"Our Mitchell College of Busi-
ness is focused on preparing our stu-
dents for the rapidly changing
world said President Moulton.
"We're very current with this cur-
riculum. We're the first in the state
and one of the firsts in the nation
Already, the Mitchell College of
Business has received an $86,700
grant from the James Graham
Brown Foundation to help with the
e-commerce program. The money
will build an electronic commerce
computer laboratory already under
The e-commerce degree has an
emphasis on both technology and
business application. Students will
take classes in the college of busi-
ness and the school of computer
and information sciences.
"We are looking forward to this
collaboration and only the most
exciting things can happen said
David Feinstein, dean of the School
of Computer and Information Sci-
At present, 12 students are tak-
ing the specialized courses required
for an e-commerce degree.
Catherine Ussery, a junior at USA,
may be the first student to graduate
with an e-commerce degree in the
The classes that make up the
program are based on material that
has been taught previously, but they
are part of a separate and more de-
tailed curriculum.
"There are three required
classes said Nancy Verzier, direc-
tor of the QIP. "They are quality
management, risk management and
Verzier explained how health
care was measured in the past.
"if something went wrong we'd
�ook for the culprit and fire that
person Verzier said. "But often
times we'd realize that it was not the
people that were the problem, but
it was the process
Jobe said that in the quality im-
provement classes, concrete princi-
pals and concepts for preventing
errors are taught. The goal is that
incidences of errors of this nature
will be reduced drastically.
"The medical profession is now
beginning to analyze its system and
process by considering the environ-
ment and culture to improve its
means Jobe said.
The QIP is currently designed for
fourth-year medical students who
are preparing to enter into their oc-
"The goal is to raise awareness
for students that they are part of the
system, and they can help change
the system Jobe said.
This writer can be contacted at
mclyburn@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
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Dr. Elizabeth Layman, co-chair
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information management and asso-
ciate professor of allied health said
the event was highly successful and
"We had a very dynamic group
of participants Layman said.
Venetia D. Waters, student chair
for Status of Women and a gradu-
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"I truly believe in women's is-
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The event lasted three days and
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Members of Status of Women
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The special protection rankles anti-tobacco forces
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from page 1
who had 298 votes. Sarah Evans, who ran uncontested,
won the office of secretary with a total of 951 votes.
Write-in votes in the form of stickers bearing their
names were not counted for Orr, Eric Gabriel, Liane
Bailey and Whitney Bishop. The ticket had been dis-
qualified the day before the elections by Elections Com-
mittee Chairman, Robert Kaltenschnee for posting cam-
paign posters in unaesignated areas in residence halls
and classrooms.
When the results of the election were released,
Kaltenschnee would not comment about the disquali-
fication other than to say that it was at his discretion.
The candidates were informed that they can appeal the
decision in writing within the next 24 hours to Bill
Clutter, director of University Unions for review. A re-
view board will determine if the election was fair.
"We are going to appeal said Whitney Bishop, who
ran for secretary on Orr's ticket. "We'll have to have a
meeting to decide what exactly to do, but we are going
This writer can be contacted at
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The East Carolinian
Holly G. Harris, Editor
Terra Steinbeiser, News Editor Stephen Schramm, Sports Editor
Susan Wright, Features Editor Melyssa Ojeda, Head Copy Editor
Emily Richardson, Photography Editor Joey Ellis, Staff Illustrator
Daniel E. Cox, WfcZi Aato ZJzwb- Janet Respess, Ad Manager
Serving the ECU community since 1925, The East Carolin-
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ing the regular academic year. The lead editorial in each
edition is the opinion of the majority of the Editorial Board
and is written in turn by Editorial Board members. The East
Carolinian welcomes letters to the editor, limited to 250 words
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Student Publications Building, Greenville, NC 27858-4353.
For additional information, call 252-328-6366.
Recent stories of strife within the office
of SGA, along with SGA President Cliff
Webster's "State of the Student
Government Address" that appeared
in TEC's last edition have painted the
SGA as a bit out-of-touch with the
student body.
AIDS is serious, but what about other diseases?
Chris Sachs
When it comes to looking at the health of the
world, wherever I look I am confronted by some
syrnbolism to stop AIDS. Last week a candle light
vigil was held in Milwaukee to remember and
support its victims. At every award show you
see mindless, wealthy actors wearing red AIDS
ribbons. Every other Time magazine has an ar-
ticle about the disease and any new discoveries
that may lead to a cure. A cure is great, sure,
but what I want to know is why AIDS is the end-
all-be-all of diseases to fight? Why does it get all
the press? Why is AIDS so popular when there
are so many diseases in the world that are more
horrible and kill far more people, yet they get
nd press at all?
' The only reason that AIDS is on everyone's
mind is because Hollywood has glamorized the
fight against it as a means to get publicity and
make the brainless actors and actresses feel
noble; like they did some good. And Americans
frighten easily (because most are too ignorant
to read up on the things they are scared of) and
follow whatever Hollywood tells them to. Now
every college student and bored housewife is
on some committee planning marches, protests,
meetings, pamphlets and so on. But what about
the quieter diseases, the more manageable ones?
Why is it that everyone wants to work on the
most popular problems and leave the the lesser-
known ones to continue killing? Everyone wants
to save the world, but no one wants to help mom
do the dishes.
The World Health Organization (WHO) re-
ported that in 1999,2.5 million people died from
AIDS throughout the world. So go out and get a
red ribbon you say? What about diarrheal dis-
eases from contaminated drinking water? It kills
2.8 million people a year; 2.4 million of those
are children under the age of five. So where are
the brown ribbons? Where are the candle light
vigils for the little kids dying from drinking plain
'ol tap water. Just remember: Drinking water is
done much more routinely than having sex. We
spend about $2 billion a year trying to stop AIDS,
yet the WHO says it would only cost about about
$500,000 to stop all diarrhea in Bangladesh sim-
ply by supplying them with rehydration tablets
(essentially Gatorade in tablet form). Millions
would be saved. Where's the fund-raiser for that?
What about pneumonia? It killed 4.1 million
people last year. What about cerebrovascular dis-
ease? It killed 4 million last year. Chronic obstruc-
tive pulmonary disease: 3 million. Tuberculosis:
3 million. And the list goes on. Every year about
50 million people on this planet die, and about
25 million of these came from diseases that are,
compared to AIDS, easily preventable. So we prac-
tically ignore the ones we can prevent, but we go
nuts for the one that kills less and is much fur-
ther from a cure. Yeah, that makes sense.
Heart disease is the biggest killer on the planet
killing some 4.3 million people a year. So where
are the protests demanding the government spend
money to get fat, lazy, overeating slobs off the
couch? Where are the candle light remembrances
at McDonald's for all the fallen victims of clogged
arteries. Where are the protests in front of Golden
Corral trying to keep those fat, disgusting heifers
from having a fourth helping?
America spends about 33 cents a person to help
stop AIDS. That is pitiful to say the least. With a
country as powerful as ours you would think we
would take AIDS more seriously and really push
for a cure, no matter what. But, no, we don't. Con-
servatives won't go near concepts that may do
some good, like giving away free needles to drug
addicts so they won't have to share them. No one
wants to legalize and license prostitution so we
can put some check on the route of transmission.
No one wants to allow the legalization of any ex-
perimental medical treatment that seems reason-
able to the people who want it. Nobody wants
those things because everyone wants to stop AIDS
as,long as they and their morals are not person-
ally inconvenienced.
About 50,000 people die in the Americas ev-
ery year from AIDS and people go insane. Mil-
lions of people�children�die needlessly and we
do and say nothing. Where is their guilt? Where
is their candlelight prayer? Where is their money?
We should be ashamed. We really have our pri-
orities out of wack. Think about that.
This writer can be contacted at
csachs&studentmedia. ecu. edu.
The Rec is for everyone,
Dear Editor,
I was appalled by the recent letter to the edi-
tor from Allison Turnbag regarding the use of
the Student Recreation Center (SRC). I believe that
the SRC is for ALL students, not just "those that
have a clue what they are doing Exercise can
reduce stress and make you feel better. Who are
you to say that those exercising are crowding the
gym? When the SRC is crowded, get over it! In-
stead of being in college maybe you should go
back to elementary school and learn how to share.
Before thinking that those of us that don't
know everything there is to know about exercise
should bow down before you, maybe you should
not just fitness majors
think about changing you schedule. Come ear-
lier or consider doing your routine at home in-
stead. It is sad how demeaning Turnbag is to-
ward people exercising. Being a fitness major I
would think she would rejoice in the fact that
many people are being active, even if for a short
time. So maybe they're not as dedicated to a rou-
tine. This does not mean they should never try
or are idiots for trying. Turnbag, the next time
you are on the stair climbing machine, maybe
you should consider climbing off the high ped-
estal you have put yourself on.
Anna Asbell
Playboy search offensive, degrading
Yesterday the Student Government Association had their annual
election of executive officers. All day long dueling factions in red and
yellow T-shirts offered slips of paper to passers-by and hounded them
for votes. One group will be elected and another will be thwarted and
most likely the lives of most ECU students will remain unaffected.
Recent stories of strife within the office of SGA, along with SGA
President Cliff Webster's "State of the Student Government Address"
that appeared in TEC's last edition have painted the SGA as a bit out-
of-touch with the student body.
The SGA successfully made itself look ridiculous when the conflict
between Webster and presidential candidate Michael Orr was made pub-
lic. The situation portrayed the SGA as petty elitists each with their
own agenda.
In Webster's address he states that "We refuse to allow anyone to
harm or deter the image that we have wholeheartedly worked for
Webster's statement seems to forget the students that the SGA is
paid to represent.
He describes being a member of the SGA Executive Council as "more
than $400 dollars a month, a nice office space, new furniture, socials
and cocktails
If the image of the SGA is in peril, this assertion certainly does not
help matters.
Webster also states that the SGA "will continue to play an integral
role in student life
While the ideas behind these statements are good, we question just
how accurate they are. The fact remains that the SGA operates in
anonymity, and participation in the group is still somewhat exclusive.
For the SGA to truly become an integral part in student life, displays
like those of the past few weeks cannot continue.
Leigh Murphy
I want to tell you about one of the greatest
and most interesting experiences I have had in
my life. I have only lived for 22 years, but for
the most part, my life has been filled with trials
and tribulations, as well as schemes and intrigues.
Nevertheless, I want to not only acknowledge
those that helped me to initiate this experience
but tell those of you that are ignorant about such
experiences what it was like.
I know Playboy has recently had negative
press here in Greenville. Many people are talk-
ing about the degradation of women and how
improper Playboy really is, but I want to attack
that opinion with one of my own.
The women of Playboy are looked at in many
different ways. Whether it is with sexual adora-
tion or for pure entertainment those women
stand for the true meaning of womanly. What
better way can a woman show her level of femi-
ninity beside presenting the anatomy that makes
her just that?
We, as humans, hide under clothing because
they give us a false sense of security and self-
confidence. The Playboy Playmates take a stand
against that ideal and make you realize that the
human body is a beautiful gift that we have all
been blessed with.
For me, the experience was incredible. I real-
ized, as well as the photographer, David Rams,
that I do not fit the typical Playmate stereotype,
but that didn't stop us from having a good time
and participating in the photo shoot.
We were called on an individual basis into a
room to put on our swimsuit and have a few
Polaroids taken. It was at that time that David
was able to get into our persona and see what we
were capable of and how photogenic each girl
could be. Once the pictures were taken we said
� our good-byes and headed on our way. There
was nothing degrading or even slightly sketchy
about the entire experience.
I really do not understand why anyone has
' tried to debase Playboy or their purposes here
in Greenville. If you don't want to participate,
don't; and if you disagree, then fine, but do not
try to ruin a good adventure for everyone.
Both David and Eden made the experience
very rewarding, and extremely exciting. So I hope
that those of you who continue to live in a world
where you believe that nudity and sexuality are
bad will realize that it is another form of art and
And to all of the girls that went to the shoot, I
wish you the best of luck and congratulations to
those that will have the opportunity to repre-
sent our university.
This writer can be contacted at
Who knows what the future holds?
Dear Editor,
Let me tell you people it was all for a small
price. As my roommate and I were thumbing
through Tuesday's edition of The East Carolin-
ian, we came across a disturbing advertisement,
as I am sure most females did on campus "Play-
boy" is coming to ECU! Hold on an let me rear-
range my plans on that day to rush over there
for an interview with my measurements in hand.
I don't think so! Were females supposed to be
excited? Then how ironic it was to see Playboy's
ad adjacent to "do you have an STD?
I do not care that Playboy is coming to
Greenville. What concerns me rj that they are
coming to ECU, placed an ad in our student news-
paper, and someone within the university said it
was basically fine for Playboy to come here for a
small fee. This is a place for education not the
"privilege" to pose nude for a major magazine
with ECU written under your name. What does
this say about the school?
I would hate for parents of incoming fresh-
men" to receive Tuesday's issue and see this. I
know that this university, or any university that
would print such an ad, would not be where I
would want to send my child for their quality
I am sure the opinion is mutual for most fe-
males and some males, but most males probably
fell out of their chairs with excitement. Some
probably saw neon lights flashing around the
headline of the ad. I will say that in defense of
the guys, there was one male that I talked to who
stated, "It makes our school look trashy
Is this how ECU sees women? I'd much rather
pose for a magazine because of the intelligence I
have gathered here at ECU and not because of
my nude body. But then again I forgotMany
girls posing for Playboy go on to become doc-
tors, lawyers, scientists, professors, business and
government professionals, wives, and moms. Who
knows what the future will hold for you?"
I am quite sure if this ad had been printed in
. a non-college newspaper, the list of prestigious
occupations, within the ad, would have not been
printed. I am very offended at Playboy's attempt'
to encourage young college girls to pose for their
magazine. I think that it is a disgrace to our unf.
versity and I hope that other "women" are out
there on our so-called educational and academic
campus are in support of me.
Sonya D. Long
Christina Rodriques
Some friendly advice for visiting Marines
Stephen Kleinschmit
It's Friday night, and you are walking down-
town with your girlfriend. A big Ford truck with
huge tires, a Confederate flag and a bed full of
skinny short-haired cretins, yelling obscenities
about your girlfriend's anatomy cruises by. You
explain to her that the Marines are in town again.
Now don't get me wrong, I have been in the
Army National Guard for four-and-a-half years,
and I have gone downtown with friends of mine
who are in the Army, Air Force and the Navy,
but they are always normal. It seems that other
servicemen lack the abrasive disposition that I
see in most Marines. Everything that I am saying
I have seen at least once, and often several times
in my experience at ECU.
A week or two ago, we were having a little get
together at a friend's house, and some Marines
showed up. No, excuse me, A LOT of Marines
showed up (uninvited, of course). We eventually
invited them in to have a beer, and when the keg
ran out, they began yelling. Loudly. So loudly,
that the cops showed up. Then they all took off.
I ended up going downtown, and somebody
drug me to the (infernal) Sports Pad. Guess what,
there they were. They, along with 1,000 others
clad in NASCAR and WWF Nitro shirts. I love to
watch these guys try to dance. They always try'
dancing with the hottest girl in the club. She usu
ally walks away from him, and he tries following
her around.This usually happens until she leave
or talks to the bouncer, who tells him to leavj
her alone.
It's always obvious which head they're using:
to make their decisions. You can always tell what
they want from women, because they usually try
to make out with the girl within the first 30 sec
onds of dancing. Hey, time's limited when you're:
on shore leave. Z
And the best thing is when there are also a
bunch of Army soldiers in the bar. When I went
to the Pad about a year ago, the Marines started;
a fight with the Army guys, saying that they wer�
better. HELLO? Last time I checked, we were ott
the same side. The same thing happened during
Halloween last year. Then when the cops shovj
up, they give some sob story about how their
Gunny Sergeant will kill them if they get iQ
trouble. 3
To you Marines, my advice is for you to calm'
down. This is a college town, with college ladie.
Take a little tip from your Army brothers. If yos
can't control yourself or your libido in a social,
situation, stay home. 5
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8 The East Carolinian
Nominees for the Darwin Award
NOMINEE m-San Jose Mercury News: An
unidentified man, using a shotgun like a club to
break a former girlfriend's windshield, acciden-
tally shot himself to death when the gun dis-
charged, blowing a hole in his gut.
NOMINEE 2-Kalamazoo Gazette: James
Bums, 34, of Alamo, Mich was killed in March as
he was trying to repair what police described as a
farm-type truck Bums got a friend to drive the
truck on a highway while Bums hung underneath
so that he could ascertain the source of a trou-
bling noise. Bums' clothes caught on something,
however, and the other man found Bums
j "wrapped in the drive shaft
Thursday, April 4, 2000
NOMINEE 3-Reuters, Mississauga, Ontario:
Man slips and falls 23 stories to his death. A man
cleaning a bird
feeder on the
balcony of his
apartment, in
this Toronto sub-
urb, slipped and
; fell 23 stories to his death, police said Monday.
, Stefan Macko, 55, was standing on a wheeled
: chair Sunday when the accident occurred, said
j Inspector D'Arcy Honer of the Peel regional po-
i lice. "It appears the chair moved and he went
over the balcony Honer said It's one of those
; freak accidents. No foul play is suspected
NOMINEE m-Hickory Daily Record: Ken
; Charles Barger, 47, accidentally shot himself to
! death in December in Newton, N.C when, awak-
' ening to the sound of a ringing telephone beside
. his bed, he reached for the phone but grabbed
: instead a Smith Wesson .38 Special, which dis-
: charged when he drew it to his ear.
NOMINEE 5-UPI, Toronto: Police said a law-
: yer demonstrating the safety of windows in a
downtown Toronto skyscraper crashed through a
pane with his shoulder and plunged 24 floors to
his death. A police spokesman said Garry Hoy,
39, fell into the courtyard of the Toronto Dominion
Bank Tower early Friday evening as he was ex-
plaining the strength of the building's windows to
visiting law students. Hoy previously had con-
ducted demonstrations of window strength ac-
cording to police reports. Peter Lauwers, manag-
ing partner of the firm Holden Day Wilson, told
the Toronto Sun newspaper that Hoy was "one of
the best and brightest members of the 200-man
NOMINEE 6-AP-Cairo, Egypt: Six people
drowned Monday while try-
ing to rescue a chicken that
had fallen into a well in
southern Egypt. An 18-year-
old farmer was the first to de-
scend into the 60-foot well.
He drowned, apparently after
an undercurrent in the water
pulled him down, police said.
His sister and two brothers,
none of whom could swim well, went in one by
one to help him, but also drowned. Two elderly
farmers then came to help, but they apparently
were pulled by the same undercurrent. The bod-
ies of the six were later pulled out of the well in
the village of Nazlat Imara, 240 miles south of
Cairo. The chicken was also pulled out. It sur-
NOMINEE 7-Bloomburg News Service: A
terrible diet and room with no ventilation are be-
ing blamed for the death of a man who was killed
by his own gas. There was no mark on his body
but autopsy showed large
amounts of methane gas in his
system. His diet had consisted
primarily of beans and cab-
bage (and a couple of other
things). It was just the right
combination of foods. It ap-
pears that the man died in his
sleep from breathing from the poisonous cloud
that was hanging over his bed. Had
he been outside or had his
windows been opened, it
wouldn't have been fatal,
but the man was shut up in
his near airtight bedroom.
He was a big man with a
huge capacity for creating this
deadly gas Three of the rescuers got sick
and one was hospitalized.
NOMINEE m-San Jose Mercury News: A 24-
year-old salesman from Hiateah, Fla was killed
near Lantana, Fla in March when his car
smashed into a pole in the median strip of Inter-
state 95 in the middle of the afternoon. Police
said that the man was traveling at 80 MPH and,
judging by the sales manual that was found open
and clutched to his chest, had been busy reading.
Mixed emotions accompany
plans for chosen applicants
Maura Buck
enovations in excess of $5.95 million have
been dominating Central Campus'Jarvis Hall
December 1998.
This lavish new
residence hall,
expected to be
complete in
April 2000, will
house 150 stu-
dent leaders, all
selected through
an application
Jarvis Hall
has been the
first for many
things as a resi-
dence hall since
its construction.
It was the first
dormitory on
campus, as well
as the location for many of the first classes offered at
East Carolina Teacher's Training School in 1907. Be-
ginning in Fall 2000, it will be the first leadership resi-
dence hall on campus.
With benefits such as air conditioning, a social
lounge and even a fireplace, many students feel that
the concept of being accepted, and rejected, for a par-
ticular living space is unjust.
"I really don't think that it's fair said senior Jessie
Kirk. "1 have been on campus for three years and feel
that I deserve the same opportunities as any other resi-
According to Jim Sturm, director of student leader-
ship, ECU modeled the program from the University
of Virginia.
"We used UVA as a model for our program said
Sturm. "There too, it was designed in specific for pro-
gramming leadership
Above: Jarvis in its mid-constructed by Garrett McMillan)
Left and below: Past photographs of
Jarvis Hall show the renovations and
changes that it has gone through in
its many years as one of the oldest
buildings on campus, (photos
courtesy of ECU Special Collections)
University Housing Services is looking for people
with specific characteristics to house in the newly reno-
vated building in Fall 2000.
"We are looking for students interested in fostering
leadership skills, those students that make a significant
impact on campus through their readiness to serve the
ECU community said Sturm. o
Students applied in early Janu-
ary and recently learned if they
were accepted or rejected, a deci-
sion made by a committee consis-
tent of housing staff and various
members of student leadership de-
velopment staff.
"After watching the progression
of construction, I was really im-
pressed with the outward appear-
ance said sophomore Bridget Cox.
"I love the location and the oppor-
tunity to live in a residence hall
while developing my leadership
skills, it's really exciting
Holly Carraway, a freshman,
plans on living in Jarvis next year
because of the new opportunity it
offers her with respect to exposing
her to an atmosphere of leadership.
"I have heard really great things
about Jarvis and 1 look forward to
living in a leadership dorm rather
than an honors dorm said
Carraway. "It's a new and interest-
ing opportunity that will expose me
to new people and different situations
One of the purposes of housing a number of lead-
ers under the same roof is so the residents can more
easily interact with other selected leaders. Hopefully
this experience will enhance the leadership skills of
those whom it was intended for, but still, the students
who were left out are unsure.
In order to decide who could live in this residence
hall, some students must be set apart as leaders. Defin-
ing leadership, a trait not always apparent in a high
school student or in a person who has little opportu-
nity for leadership, is a difficult task. Marcy Huntley, a
freshman living on campus, feels that the process of
determining what a leader was and who deserved to
live in the hall was disappointing.
"I don't feel that someone can label a leader said
Huntley. Raising my hand in class, participating, lik-
ing being here-that's leadership as well
This writer can be contacted at
mbuck@studentmedia. ecu. edu.
Racquetball athletes passionate while playing
Constantly booked
courts limit game time
Andrea Schilling
If you've tried to reserve a racquetball court at the
rec center lately then you've probably noticed how al-
most impossible it seems to get a court any time after
5:00 p.mThere is a growing racquetball obsession at
"During the evening, our prime time, it's steady
use said Nancy Mize, director of Recreational Services.
According to rec center employees, making reser-
vations is a big deal to students.
"People make reservations the day before for the
following night because everyone wants to play then
said Jason Floyd who works at the front desk of the rec
center. "It's a good time for the students because they
are out of class and work
Students cite manv reasons for visiting the racquet-
ball courts during this time.
"I like to go in the afternoon because it's less
crowded said James Laxton, a freshman at ECU and a
regular racquetball player.
Since it is so busy and hard to get a reservation, the
rec center must implement rules to help the flow of
the players.
Casey Charles, freshman, pulls back and prepares his
stance for a serve in a one-man game at the Student
Recreation Center (photo by Emily Richardson)
Racquetball Rules
"When they make a reservation they have 10 min-
utes to show up Floyd said. "After that, it's open to
anybody and they lose their reservation
Racquetball is not a hard sport to learn or play,
according to the regulars at the courts. All it takes is a
bit of coordination and endurance. They say that rac-
quetball is a great sport for taking out aggression and
relieving stress.
"Anybody can do it said a regular racquetball
player Brett Olson.
The competition on the court can be intense be-
tween players, and the rivalry is evident in the num-
ber of black eyes and bruised tushes on the players.
"Competition is usually healthy said Nancy Mize,
another racquetball player.
The games can last anywhere from 15 minutes up
to an hour. The rules of the game are kept fairly simple,
which makes it easy to play.
"It's kind of like volleyball said Brett Olson, rac-
quetball lover. "It goes back and forth and you usuallv
play to 15 points, or until you're too tired to play
A variety of people come and play every day. They
play it for all sorts of reasons including the fitness ben-
efits. According to players, it's a great workout, not
only for the twice-a-month exerciser but also for the
competitive athlete in his "off" season. Tennis plavers
especially find it easier to play racquetball than tennis
in the winter.
This writer can be contacted at
The same way as in vol-
leyball. Only the server can
score points.
The server scores one
point for winning a rally.
The receiver gets a "side-
out" for winning a rally and
serves the next rally. The
first person to 15 points wins
the game.
The server must begin
the service motion in the
service zone. The server
drops the ball, allowing one
bounce before hitting it to-
ward the front wall. The
serve must hit the front
wall, may hit one side wall,
and must land on the
ground between the service
zone and the back wall.
Any of the following will
result in a "double fault" or
loss of serve:
-The server swings and
misses the ball.
-The served ball does not
hit the front wall first.
-The served ball hits the
server on the way back.
-Two consecutive single
Any of the following will
result in a "single fault
-The served ball hits the
front wall and then the ceil-
-The served ball hits the
front wall and then the back
wall before touching the
-The served ball hits the
front wall and then the
ground before passing the
service zone.
-The served ball hits the
front wall and then two side
walls before the ground.
Players alternate hits.
The player who is hitting the
ball must do so before it
bounces twice on the
ground. If a player hits the
other player with the ball,
the rally is replayed. If a
player touches the ball while
it is the other player's turn
to hit, the first player loses
the rally.
Always wear racquetball
goggles when playing.
One shot at glory
ECU student
works towards
his physical
fitness goals
with determi-
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Swifter your way to a cleaner summer
Tents & Sleeping Bags
Inside Bicycle Post
530 Cotanche St.
Spring cleaning
has its purpose
Dorcas A. Brule
Spring cleaning isn't just that time
of year when your mother used to
punish you with a multitude of
chores. Cleaning during the spring
. has a logical explanation, and it's bet-
ter than because your mom said so.
Why is it that people clean in the
spring and not the winter? It makes
more sense to clean during warmer,
but not smoldering, weather. Most of
the world shuts in during the winter,
and in the more confined spaces,
germs and bacteria have a chance to
When there is no circulating air
in any environment, it causes leth-
argy. It's dark and dreary, and no one
feels like doing much of anything
during the winter months. By the
time spring rolls around, a house is
a breeding house of pathogens that
need to be aired out and eliminated.
The opportunity for sun exposure
exists, which creates vitamin D and
fresh air motivates people, and
many times, they want to bring
their energy and fresh feeling
into their home.
Spring Is the perfect time
to clean because the
weather is
warmer and
you are able to
remove large
items from the house
for cleaning
Most people recall the
ritual of spring cleaning as torture, a
time where your mother made you
do a bunch of housework for no ap-
parent reason.
"When I
younger my
used make
my brother
and I clean
the house from
top to bottom
said Jennifer Lane,
junior. "We hated every
minute of it and vowed
that when we grew up we
would never clean
Well, we never took it
that far, but to this day I don't
do spring cleaning. My dorm
room is clean enough with our
personal battle against the ants
Others are lucky enough to not
have those bitter memories.
"I spent my life between two dif-
ferent households and I milked it for
all it was worth said senior Drew
McFadden. "When one mother
would try to get me to help out with
the spring cleaning I'd tell her that h
already cleaned the other mother's"
house. That lie never really worked
for me, since they were friends, but I
still never had to do a great deal of
spring cleaning
Spring cleaning could also be a
metaphor, of sorts, for the awaken-
ing that occurs after a long winter
indoors. Cleaning out the physical
cobwebs as well as the mental ones.
It can actually be a therapeutic act
for some people, enabling them to get
ready for an active summer.
Either effect, spring cleaning has
the same result. It helps you to get
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WITN-7 to televise ECU baseball
UNC-Wgame time
moved to noon
Stephen Schramm
For the First time in the his-
tory of the ECU baseball pro-
gram, the team's games will be
televised across eastern North
Cleaves leads
Spartans to victory
Monday night Mateen
Cleaves realized why he passed
up professional basketball to
play his final year at Michigan
State University.
Cleaves, the Final Four's
most outstanding player, rolled
his ankle early in the second
half and had to go to the locker
room to have it taped. He had
helped the Spartans build the
11-point halftime lead by scoring
13 points, including going three-
for-three from three-point range.
Despite the poor ratings
CBS received during this game,
it was a game that will be re-
membered. The first time Michi-
gan State won the national
championship 21 years ago will
be remembered for the Magic
Johnson-Larry Bird match-up.
This one will be remembered
because of Cleaves.
After the game he did need
the help of crutches to stand or
his dad to hold the champion-
ship trophy, but one of the nets
was wrapped around his neck
and tears were rolling down his
Young leaning
toward returning
Quarterback Steve Young is
on his honeymoon, but he may
nave left his football heart in
San Francisco.
Lekjh Steinberg, Young's
�gent, told The San Francisco
iOnonicle" that Young is inter-
ested in returning to the 49ers
for his 16th pro season.
Following a concussion
Young suffered in the third game
last season which put him out
for the rest of the campaign, the
39-year-old, two-time NFL MVP
has been medically cleared to
return to the field.
"He'd been focused on other
areas in his life, and he's now
gone through a thought pro-
cess Steinberg said. "Given
that he's been given a clean bill .
of health, he's leaning toward
coming back and playing sev-
eral more years
Georgia Tech to
name Hewitt coach
Siena coach Paul Hewitt is
the new basketball coach at
Georgia Tech, succeeding
Bobby Cremins, The Associated
Press said Wednesday. The offi-
cial announcement will come
Hewitt's contract at Siena
runs throudh the 2002-03 sea-
son, but includes a buyout provi-
sion that will allow him to take
this new job. He will be the first
black basketball coach at GT.
Cremins resigned after 19
years as Georgia Tech's coach.
He guided the school to 10
NCAA appearances, including
the Final Four in 1990. He an-
nounced Feb. 18 that he will not
return to the Yellow Jackets' pro-
gram, saying that it needed a
new direction. He accepted $1.5
million to buy out the final three
years of his contract.
ECU'S Lee Delfino stands in against James Madison, (photo
by Garrett McMillan)
WITN-7 will televise the
Pirate's April 18 home game
against North Carolina and their
May 13 contest against CAA foe
UNC-Wilmington. This will mark
the second and third times this
season that the Pirates have
played on TV. Their road victory
over Clemson was televised on
Fox Sports Net South.
"Any time you are on televi-
sion, it is exciting said short-
stop Lee
Delfino. "It
makes it seem
like there is
just a little
more on the
line and, even
though you al-
ways try to
play your best,
it makes you
want to play
your best even
"I think that
being able to
have a couple
games on tele-
vision locally
will give the
program even
more recogni-
tion in eastern
North Caro-
lina said
Head Coach
Keith LeClair.
"It is definitely
a positive for
our program
and being put
on television
really says a lot about the di-
rection that this program is
heading in. The exposure it
will give us will only be posi-
Last season the North Caro-
lina game drew a near-record
crowd to Harrington Field.
2,810 Pirate fans packed the
stadium to see the Pirate's 8-6
win over the Heels.
"Playing against North
Carolina is a big game any
time and being on television
will only make it bigger
Delfino said. "It will make it
kind of like when we played
Clemson. The adrenaline will
be pumping more than ever
and it will be exciting for ev-
eryone involved
To fit the television sched-
ule the game time of the UNC-
W home game will be moved
to noon.
"With these games being on
television, in a sense it shows
that people are starting to re-
spect the program more
Delfino said. "You can see foot-
ball and basketball on televi-
sion around here a lot but not
baseball, so I think people are
starting to take our program
and what we are trying to ac-
complish a lot more seriously
The "Voice of the Pirates
Jeff Charles will provide play-
by-play for the broadcast
while WITN's Brad Zaruba will
do color commentary.
"I think it's going to give
the program great exposure
Charles said. "This coverage
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ECU'S Chad Tracy mans first base against James Madison, (photo by Garrett
ence from television
will be seen throughout the
eastern part of the state.
We've seen this in football
over the past six or seven
years. We've seen the influ-
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Pirates travel to site
4x400 teams heads
to Texas Relays
Stephen Schramm
This weekend, ECU will send
its best track athletes to a pair
of prestigious meets with a post-
season atmosphere to compete
against the nation's elite.
At the Texas Relays, ECU'S
4x400-meter relay team will
test their speed against the best
4x400 teams in the country.
Meanwhile, in Durham, dozens
of Pirate athletes will take part
in a competitive meet at Duke,
and try to earn a chance to run
there again in nearly two
months at the 2000 NCAA
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The Texas Relays will pit ECU
against teams such as Texas,
Texas A&M, Florida, Baylor,
Texas Christian and Arizona
State. The meet is an invitational
meet for only the nation's top
"It's an honor to be invited
said Bill Carson, the head men's
track coach.
However, the Pirates do not
look to merely show up. A good
showing at the meet can ensure
a bid to the NCAA Outdoor
"It's going to be tremen-
dous Carson said. "If we get
fifth, we'll probably qualify.
That's how fast that thing will
Last weekend at the Raleigh
Relays, the Pirates had to deal
with injuries to members of their
4x400 squad. This week, Carson
is pleased with their recovery.
"We ran a little dinged up last
week Carson said. "But so far
this week they've looked very
While the 4x400 relay team
heads to Texas, many more track
athletes will take the short trip
to Durham for the Duke Invita-
One event that has garnered
much attention from the'Pirate
coaches is the distance medley
relay. The team of Stu Will, Brian
Beil, Justin England and Frankie
Green or Terry Speller, will have
their sights set on breaking the
school record in the event.
"Our goal is to go under our
school record said Head Cross
Country Coach Len Klepack, .
ECU'S Ayana Coleman will head to the Duke Invitational in Durham, (photo by Garrett McMillan
"They're capable of doing
Head Coach Matt Munson
takes his squad to Durham
hoping to give them a taste of
what they could be a part of
in late May, when the NCAA
Outdoor Championships are
held in Durham.
"I think we have some
people who could qualify
Munson said. "I hate to name
names because I don't want to
put any extra pressure on any-
one, but we have a handful of
athletes who can legitimately
qualify. What we're trying to do
is raise the level of expectations
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Departures do not decimate college hoops
Stephen Schramm
Another college basketball season ends
and the annual parade of underclassmen opt
for the NBA and its riches. While the depar-
ture of players like Eric Barkley and DerMarr
Johnson will deprive college hoops of some
of its stars of tomorrow, the future of the
game is not all doom and gloom.
For those who feel that early defections
have depleted the college game's future, they
need only look at its present to see that the
game is doing just fine.
Monday night the Spartans of Michigan
State won the NCAA Championship. The
team was led by a pair of seniors. Mateen
Cleaves and Morris Peterson paced the Spar-
tans to their 89-76 victory over Florida. The
two passed up fortunes in the NBA and in-
stead stayed in school and got their champi-
onship. Cleaves and Peterson were just two
of the seniors that made the 1999-00 season
so special.
Cincinnati's senior center, Kenyon Mar-
tin was the nation's best player and received
the coveted Nasmith Award. The Bearcats'
title hopes fell with Martin when he broke
his leg in the Conference-USA tournament.
Duke's Chris Carrawell won his fourth ACC
regular season title and helped lead the Blue
Devils to a No. 1 seed and an appearance in
the Sweet Sixteen. Carrawell also provided
one of the season's most unforgettable mo-
ments with his celebration with Duke stu-
dents on the floor of Cameron Indoor Sta-
dium following Duke's win over arch rival,
North Carolina.
Speaking of the Tarheels, their senior
leader, Ed Cota helped lead them to an un-
expected trip to the Final Four.
Tulsa senior Eric Coley led the Golden
Hurricanes to their best start ever and an
appearance in the Elite Eight.
A pair of seniors in the Big Ten sent their
teams to the NCAA's Indiana's A.J. Guyton
and Purdue's Brian Cardinal sparked their
teams to strip finishes in college
basketball's toughest conference this sea-
While much of the focus in past years in
college basketball is on those who left too
soon, the story of this season was written
by those who stayed.
This writer can be contacted at
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Lakers match victory record with win over Suns
PHOENIX (AP)-Robert Horry made
four big plays in the final 1:30, sending
the Los Angeles Lakers to a 84-83 win
over Phoenix and into the history books
with their 10th victory in a row.
The Lakers became the third team in
NBA history to have three winning
streaks in a season of 10 games or more.
Los Angeles had 16- and 19-game streaks
earlier in the season.
Milwaukee did it (20,16,10) in 1970-
71, and Philadelphia had streaks of 12,
10 and 10 wins in 1980-81.
The Suns had a chance to win it, but
Cliff Robinson missed a 3-pointer with
4.5 seconds left. The rebound was bat-
ted around, bounced high in the air and
wound up in the hands of Shaquille
O'Neal as the buzzer sounded.
O'Neal had 32 points, but only one
in the fourth quarter when he sat out 5
12 minutes with five fouls.
A free throw by O'Neal tied the game
at 80 with 1:32 to play. He missed the
second shot, but Horry tipped it back
out to O'Neal.
Twenty-two seconds later, Horry was
fouled and made both free throws for
an 82-80 lead. He also hit a 20-footer
with 33 seconds to play, giving the Lak-
ers the points they needed to survive a
3-pointer by Robinson with 22 seconds
Horry had 11 points and 11 re-
Penny Hardaway had 23 points and
10 rebounds for the Subs, Robinson
scored 20 and Kevin Johnson, making
his home debut after two years away
from his former team, scored 14 points
on 6-of-7 shooting.
The Suns led 72-71 after a basket by
Robinson 2:37 into the fourth quarter,
but Rick Fox brought the Lakers from
behind with two baskets and two free
throws, and the Lakers led 77-72 with
5:36 to play.
Phoenix regained the lead for the last
time, 80-79, on two free throws by
Hardaway with 1:49 to play.
O'Neal carried the Lakers through a
sluggish first half, scoring 23 points on
a variety of jump hooks and turnarounds
to lift them to a 40-39 halftime lead af-
ter Phoenix led most of the way.
Then Los Angeles switched tactics. Ron
Harper had three baskets in the first 4:36
of the third quarter as the Lakers opened
a 12-point lead, 57-45.
The Suns answered with a 13-0 run to
regain the lead at 58-57, with Hardaway
scoring seven points and Johnson four.
But Derek Fisher hit a 3-pointer with
3:21 to go, O'Neal scored four points and
Harper hit a baseline jumper for a 66-58
Los Angeles lead with 1:56 to play in the
Notes: The Lakers have a four-game win
streak in Phoenix and have won 16 of the
last 19 meetings in the series. Kobe
Bryant of the Lakers and the Suns' Jason
Kidd, the West's starting backcourt at the
2000 All-Star Game, could not suit up.
Kidd broke his ankle March 22, and Bryant
was suspended for fighting with Chris
Childs of New York on Sunday Johnson,
who played 18 minutes against Minnesota
in his first game back, entered the game
with 3:05 left in the first quarter and re-
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patriarch of a racing dynasty, died Monday at 86.
He had surgery for a stomach aneurysm several weeks ago and
died at Moses Cone Hospital. An official with Petty Enterprises
confirmed the death.
Petty was the father of Winston Cup great Richard Petty, grand-
father of Kyle Petty and great-grandfather of Adam Petty, who
made his Winston Cup debut this past weekend in Texas.
Lee Petty was a three-time champion on what has become the
Winston Cup circuit and won the inaugural Daytona 500 in 1959.
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Petty was one of the first stars in stock car racing's formative
years. He began his career with an eight-race schedule in 1949
and went on to score 55 career wins, becoming a three-time Grand
National champion.
Richard Petty started racing under his father's tutelage in 1958
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when race officials took the victory away from his son.
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Petty's best season was 1959, when he captured the inaugural
Daytona 500, beating Johnny Beauchamp in a photo finish that
wasn't decided for three days.
His 55 career wins placed him seventh on the list of winningest
drivers in NASCAR Winston Cup history. His son Richard ranks
first with 200 wins.
Petty was a fiercely competitive driver who took a business-
like approach to racing when the sport was a lot rougher than it
is now.
"We never had anything vicious on the track Johnson said
"If he could get in a hole, he got in it When the race was over,
he hooked up and went home
Petty's career took a serious setback on Feb. 24, 1961 during
a 100-mile qualifying race at Daytona, when he tangled with
Beauchamp and their cars hurtled over a guard rail and soared
more than 100 feet before crashing in the parking lot.
Petty was left with a punctured lung and broken leg. He came
back occasionally during the next three years, starting six races,
before retiring from driving in 1964 to devote more time to the
mechanics side of racing.
Petty, a master mechanic, was voted Mechanic of the Year in
�1950 and most popular driver in 1953 and 1954.
"I've always felt the man who works the hardest gets the most
out of it he once said.
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Kenny Smith
Staff Writer
Having spent the majority of my life in rural
North Carolina, I've been to my share of outdoor
barbecues. We always spend the night waiting for
one thing, the pig. And when that baked beast
emerged from it's heated home, we feast.
What is it about this basted animal that attracts
people of all ages: the sides dishes, the beer or the
iced tea with more sugar in it than ice? But it isn't
one of those things that attracts people, it's the
Barbeque, ready to eat. (photo by Kenny Smith)
actual barbecue, the stuff that takes hours to cook
and only 10 minutes to eat. People enjoy barbecue
everywhere: from Pamlico County to the Pacific
Ocean and from New York to New Bern. Nationwide
conventions are held to showcase a pit master's
finest stuff and to allow for the exchange of trade
secrets. Every weekend, somewhere in this country,
one of these events occurs.
Barbecues have their roots in the natives of the
West Indies. When the Spanish arrived there they
saw the locals cooking meat and fish over a pit of
coals on a framework, which the Spanish named
barbacoa. Barbacoa crossed the Ocean to North
America quickly; pork was introduced to the colo-
nies in 1540.
Commercial barbecue joints didn't start popping
up until much later, but they started right here in
North Carolina. Over in Lexington, N.C a couple
of guys had the idea to cook a couple of pigs over
pits in the town square one Saturday in order to sell
the meat for a small profit. Tents soon popped up,
and before you knew it the two were cooking daily.
Now, there is one barbecue joint for every 1,000 in
There are as many types of barbecue as there are
smokers on campus. Just about any meat you can
think of can be barbecue; chicken, beef, turkey, you
name it. When you think of a North Carolina
barbecue, it's always pork that comes to mind.
There are just as many different types of sauces and
family recipes (that have been handed down by
someone's pappy's pappy). Whether the sauce uses
the peppers, or whether it's vinegar based or
ketchup based, they all have one thing in common:
the cooking time.
"The state will tell you that the sauce is the
most important thing said English professor Alex
Albright, a self-proclaimed expert on the local
barbecue scene. "They want you to believe that.
But the cooking temperature, if kept basically
constant, that is the more important
The actual cooking of the meat, whether it be a
whole pig or just its shoulder, takes at least 10
hours. Cooking time depends on how much meat
you have; the standard North Carolina pulled pork
barbecue uses hogs under 100 pounds and takes at
least 15 hours to cook; so it's going to be an all day
First you dig a pit, not really deep but not too
shallow either. Place the wood in the pit and set
the wood on fire. If you're using charcoal briquets
for a 100 pound hog you would need 60 pounds of
briquets. Burn the wood until only coals remain.
Pigs, (photo by Kenny Smith)
Make sure the heat is evenly distributed so the hog
is cooked throughout. Put the pig on a spit and
rotate it over the heat. After the hog is finished
cooking, you can peel the skin off and remove the
meat from the carcass. That's the good stuff. Put it in
the sauce and you're ready to go.
Of course there are countless barbecue places
around so you can always find some good food; this
is North Carolina after all. There's even one corning
up in Greenville; the Purple and Gold Pigskin Pigout
is just around the corner. But nothing will replace
that old-fashioned pig-pickin Enjoy the barbecue.
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Miccah Smith
FH Hce Reporter
This year's ECU Jazz Festival is in the
works for late April, but not everything is
going according to plan. Due to the Student Union
Popular Entertainment Committee's decision to cut all funding
for this annual festival, the ECU jazz department is foraging for money at
the last minute and harboring some serious money management questions for the
Student Union.
Patrick Edwards, chair of the committee, said the Student Union could no
longer justify spending money on the Jazz Festival.
"We always lose money on it, more money than we can afford to lose he
After losing about $25,000 on Emerald City Jazz Festivals I and II over the past
two years, high officials in the Student Union, including Stephen Gray, Patrick
Edwards and J. Marshall, decided to drop Jazz Festival funding from this year's
budget. The student-run Popular Entertainment Committee agreed with the
decision even though budget sheets show that the losses had been decreasing over
Jazz Festival Economics
tickets sold
total expenses
gross revenue
net subsidy
Gray cited a lack of student participation in the festivals as one reason for
withdrawing financial support from the festival.
"The majority of patrons that went last year were not students Gray said.
According to 1998's Emerald City Jazz Festival sales record, a total of 135
students paid to see performances by the internationally known Nicholas Payton
and Spyro Gyro. By contrast, 355 students retained tickets to a free
show featuring pianist Benny Goodman and the ECU Jazz En-
semble. That year, the Student Union spent over $4,000 in
advertising, and $24,000 on artist and agent fees but still lost
over $20,000 on concerts that were largely attended by people
who had received complimentary tickets as promotions.
"We thought that with names such as Payton, Green and
Spyro Gyro, we could bring in students said Gray, who cited
disappointing ticket sales for George Clinton as fresher proof that
students simply won't pay to see big shows.
But Carroll Dashiell, Jr director of jazz studies at ECU'S School of
Music, said he thinks the entire matter was handled inappropriately
from the start. A lack of student attendance is only a symptom of what he
sees as a greater problem in how the Student Union does business.
"We've had a jazz festival since I've been here, 11 years said Dashiell.
"We have funded festivals for as little as $300
1998's festival was the first to receive funding from the Student Union.
"This is the year that we spent an enormous amount of money, and I was
against doing it Dashiell said. "We spent money in situations where we didn't
need to, particularly where artists are concerned
Dashiell felt that he could have used his personal contacts to save the Student
Union money when booking the performers, but he was not consulted. As if to
prove the point, he has already saved $4,000 in artist fees for this year's festival.
"They did give money in the beginning said ECU's first jazz studies major.
Camille Youssef.
"There wasn't
enough thought
put into what
would work.
They didn't
Dashiell on
what would
Dashiell also
blames a lack of effective
planning on the Student
Union's part.
"We started planning for the
Jazz Fest that year, with that
enormous amount of money, in
January he said.
Mitch Butler, Dashiell's graduate assistant, criti-
cized the Student Union's advertising scheme, which
saturated ECU's campus with posters and ads while
leaving other colleges and jazz fans as close as Ra-
leigh uninformed.
"If students aren't turning out for these events
and your goal is to make money, you have to find
another vehicle Butler said. "In other words, adver-
tise to the citizens of Greenville. I asked people up in
the triangle area. I didn't see any advertising up
there. If you can have a performing arts series and
sell the house out all the time, how can you not
produce a jazz festival with the likes of Spyro Gyro,
Nicholas Payton and the Yellow Jackets, and still lose
Butler and Dashiell said they feel abandoned by
the Student Union, which first lavished $38,000 on
the 1998 festival, gave a reasonable $9,000 in 1999,
then turned away from the project completely before
any long-term gains could be made.
"Anything that's new, you have to give it a little
time Dashiell said. "If you go overboard the first
time, it's a learning experience. It's not a get-
rich-quick fix
But Dashiell's real beef with the Union is
over time, not money.
"I was mislead to believe that we were
going to have funding all year long
he said. "When I called to inquire
about the figure I had, I was in-
formed that the student board did
not allocate any money this
year. That all happened in
mid-February For me to be
told in February was not the
best way to handle it
See Jazz, page 4

CD profit to
help flood
The photo on the cover of "The Hurricane Floyd Relief Project (photo courtesy of
Emily Little
Fountainlead Editor has joined in the relief effort for Hurricane
Floyd victims. In conjunction with, it
has produced a CD, aptly titled "The Hurricane Floyd Relief
Project Its proceeds will go to help victims of the flooding in
eastern North Carolina.
The CD is a mixture of relatively unknown bands, a few of
them from North Carolina, who were willing to forgo half of
their royalties to help in the rebuilding effort. Some of the
names include Dispatch, Beston, Armadillo Man and Psycho
Pomp. The CD is available only through for $8 each
plus shipping.
The idea came from, a Web site
based in Durham, N.C. that serves as a source of information
for those interested in producing or listening to online music.
It lists Web sites with legal MP3 databases, reviews of music-
related sites and commentaries on the state of online music.
The site officially launched this month.
The CD is a combination of songs from different genres,
appealing to many different audiences. It contains some hip-
hop tunes, a soft ballad, poppy rock songs and a little bit of
country. All of these are decent songs within their respective
genres, but their combined presence makes the CD less likely
to sell to the standard music lover who prefers one type to
However, the project wasn't designed with that in mind. It
is more like a sampler of work that has potential in the music
industry, and has had a certain level of success in the MP3
world. The upswing is that there's a song on this CD for every
Of course the most significant thing about this product is
that its proceeds will help the victims of Hurricane Floyd. For
anyone who never had a chance to do something to help the
community during the crisis, here is a late opportunity to give
a little, and get a taste of some good new artists in the process.
For more information on "The Hurricane Floyd Relief
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Entertainment Editor
Spring marks the beginning of a new year and a new beginning after the dreariness and depres-
sion of winter. The sun's glorious brightness and the returning warmth signal what is long awaited
by many a college student, namely sunbathing students.
The guys are around campus in board shorts and big muscles playing volleyball and frisbee golf
and they play almost every day behind Scott Hall, and the girls are stretched out on their blankets
and towels basking in the sun.
Students seem to like the open grassy area downtown behind the old amphitheater and often
Melanie Lovin and Whitney Jones take advantage of the sun. (photo by Kenny Smith)
congregate there. Activities range from the ever-present flying frisbee to the rare baseball tossing,
while women enjoying baking themselves in those ever-popular UV rays.
Other popular areas around campus are the open areas behind the art building and the sand
volleyball pit behind Scott Hall. Belk Hall women seem to prefer the sorry excuse for a courtyard
they possess while others take the open-air route and come together at the bottom of College
Sunbathing is not just for the residence hall dwellers. On any particular day you can find
people at the Tar River-polluted Town Commons off 1st Street. Personally, after seeing the wrath
of hog-poop infested water flood the area after that ass named Floyd came through, I wouldn't
walk on that grass with boots on, let alone barefooted. To each their own, I guess.
Georgetown Apartment residents have the best spot in town. They have the benefit of living
right downtown and having an unobstructed angle of the sun. The sloping hill that leads to the
street is usually dotted with the bikini-clad ladies that we have come to know and love.
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Jazz, continued from page 3
Now it's Dashiell's responsibility to fund and plan the festival in a month
and a half.
According to Butler, annual performances at the University of North Carolina
and the University of North Carolina-Wilmington festivals have been canceled
so that the jazz ensemble can perform at other venues to raise money for the
ECU festival.
"We're doing some school concerts for young kids, playing for colleges
Butler said. "Playing is good, and a lot of the younger members of the band are
playing more than I used to It's good for camaraderie
Although this year's festival budget is hand-to-mouth, Dashiell is optimistic
that the jazz studies department will make good on all promises, like it always
"We have had all of our contracts signed, and all of our artists have shown
up he said.
Not a bad track record for a man who cares more for Basie than business.
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Lawrence Armstrong
Staff writer
"Gundam Wing" first airing about two or three weeks ago on Cartoon Network.
Finally, a Gundam series is available here in the States. The "Gundam Wing" series aired
on Japanese television about five years ago, but most viewers probably won't know they
are getting something that old. And it was definitely worth the wait if they do know.
For those not familiar with the Gundam storyline, here are the basics: Gundam is set
in the future after space has been colonized. Earth's government established an Earth
Sphere Unified Alliance to keep the peace on Earth and in the space colonies.
The Alliance decided to take control of all the outlying space colo-
nies by attacking them with huge robot fighting
machines called Mobile Suits. The colonies,
however, didn't take this lightly. With the help
of the scientists that developed Mobile Suit
technology, the colonies created five new super Mobile
Suits, called Gundams. Due to their advanced technology,
only highly trained pilots can control them; five children have
trained all of their lives to prepare themselves for attacking the
Earth Alliance.
The show features the usual high quality animation for which
most Japanese series are known. The Gundam robots are the
coolest thing on television except for Beast Wars Transformers. Most
of the battles are between these shiny, white and blue advanced
Gundams and the old military drab, green Earth army Mobile suits, with
the Gundams cutting a swath of destruction in every direction and winning. One of the
most shocking scenes was when the Gundams were in a hostage-type situation and were

forced to surrender.
One of the pilots, who
was probably in his
early to mid-teens,
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self destruct, t
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explosion. Then it
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"Gundam Wing" is the newest addition to the Toonami line-
up, which comes on from 4 p.m6 p.m. on Cartoon Network
Monday through Friday, making all four Toonami shows
Japanese animation. With its awesome, Transformer-looking
Gundams and attention to story, character, and quality, it is
the best of the bunch.
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Entertainment Editor
"Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell
Returning with another wistful disc full of heartfelt songs
is the history-defying Joni Mitchell. She returns with a disc
that is sure to delight many of her hardcore fans, but com-
pletely dumbfound today's music audience. Ranging from the
breezy ballad to the uh, windy ballad, this disc is chock-full of
what you would expect from Joni with no real surprises. I
usually like the heavier stuff, so as you can imagine Joni was a
real ball-breaker to listen to the entire way through. Nice
music but just not for me.
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dug for themselves. "Brackish" is the true standout with an unreal chorus and hardcore guitar. A
definite winner.
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"long story short Sekou Sundiata
Believe it or not, I am a big spoken word fan, so when this disc dropped on my desk, I was
setting myself up to be disappointed. Luckily, however, 1 was pleasantly surprised. Mixing African
rhythms with reggae and damn fine poetry, Sundiata blends many genres of music with his marvel-
ous poetry to create a sound that is truly musjc to the ears. Each piece follows into the next, creating
a sense of completion to the album that is rarely found in spoken word. A pleasant surprise.
"The Opposite of H20 Drag On
Personally, I hated this disk, but over Spring Break I had the opportunity to see Drag On per-
form live and changed my mind somewhat. Always with that famous Ruff Ryder flare, Drag On
emphasizes what needs to be emphasized, but sometimes gets caught up in the rap trap of having
tighter beats than lyrics. Borrow the disc or check out some of the songs on Napster before buying to
make sure this is what you really want. An average effort that could have been tightened in the
studio with a little more work.
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"Spit Kirtie
Ah, this is more like it. Breaking out with their first disc of
pure aggression, these four teenage girls kick more ass than
the LAPD. They bust right out of the gate with the title track
which gets the blood flowing in regions that normally aren't
used as often as you would like. No, I'm not talking about
there, I'm talking about your brain, stupid. Lyrically challeng-
ing and strong, they break out of the 'we're girls so we can't
rock' mold that Courtney Love and that Imbruglia chick have
Patrick's selections for must have music of the week:
"13 Songs Fuga.i
"Super Hits Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
"Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars Killa Army
"I Testament Capleton
Bob Marley box set
"Sublime Sublime
"Gift of Game Crazy Town
"Royal Highness Kottonmouth Kings
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Emily Little
Fountainhead Editor
This one is for all those lazy people sitting around
with nothing to do but who want desperately to get out
of the house. My original plan of going canoeing this
week fell through, so in my continuing effort to make
your lives better I had to come up with some way to
have fun at the last minute. Enter The Percolator, the
perfect place to hop off to when you just want to get
out of the house.
In case you've never been to 'The Perk' (first of all
you should really get out more), it's located down-
town across from that great public parking lot where
you park every time you go to CD Alley or Cubbies.
They have shows there on random nights�poetry
readings and acoustic shows, the standard hippie
stuff. They rotate the art on the walls to reflect the
latest pieces by local students, the tables and chairs
are old and rickety, and until the recently imposed
"no smoking" rules, the place was one big cloud of
nicotine. In other words, it's your basic coffee house.
My friend Emily and I (yes, smarty pants, we have
the same name) met there the other night for a little
chill time and some coffee. Actually, neither of us
drank coffee because she had no money and, even
though I think it may smell good, that stuff is the most
repulsive liquid you could ever force on your taste
("What you scream, downing your third cup this
hour as you jump up and down on your desk with
shaky hands and bulging eyes, raving like a lunatic at
me for not liking coffee.)
Instead, I ordered a hot chocolate with a shot of
caramel and whipped cream�a drink they call the
"Holy Brown Cow" at Cup A Joe in Raleigh (where,
incidentally, it costs 40c less). That's how I found out
they now make caramel flavored whipped cream. Who
Anyway, I discovered to my great pleasure that The
Percolator has vastly improved its ability to fix this
drink since the last time I went there. I drank it all the
way down while the other Emily nursed her water
bottle and asked me about last week's episode of
The funny thing was how the employees saw us
taking pictures and kept looking at us like we might
-suddertfy-comeoutof cmr-skin and-zap-them all with
our Byglor 37 ray guns,
but they never actually
confronted us with the
issue. I guess they've
seen so many weirdoes
come and go through
that place, they just
figured we had some
warped motivation to
(top) Finally we can breathe, thanks to this little sign.
(middle) This hot chocolate, a.k.a. the Holy Brown Cow, is my
beverage of choice. But you can't see it because most of it is in
my belly.
(bottom) Emily and Emily, deep in conversation about Ross and
record our coffee shop experience for poster-
ity. And that reminds me: There are a lot of
weirdoes there. I mean really weird. I mean
walking over to your table and asking you if
you'll still be the minister of defense in their
presidential cabinet after you're married kind of weird.
Interspersed with all those odd human beings are
philosophers, observers and people doing homework.
The best part of those people: They can't smoke inside
anymore. They all huddle outside in a sad little mass,
sharing their cigarette war stories. (Before you go off on
how unfair it is that I hate smokers, let's get something
straight. I hate smokers.)
The other Emily went outside with them for a little
while to stand in the rain and pollute her lungs. I
stayed inside and drank my brown cow and waited for
the girl two tables over to give me the evil eye for
talking while she was doing her homework. I wasn't
talking to myself, mind you (I only do that when no
one else is around). I mean she was mad at me for
talking earlier, even though we were not in the library.
They take Visa and Mastercard too. So you can read
my column in the provided TECs, you can drink your
nasty coffee, you can chill out and listen to the music
and talk about politics or what happened on "Friends"
last week. Because at the Percolator, they take it with
sugar, but they don't take American Express.
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fl shortage of ladies plagued the "Musical
Ladies but all was not lost.
The "Musical Ladies" did some singing. Then some
dancing. And then they sang some more. Mmmm, they
certainly are musical!
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fls this guy watches a performance by the This person was under attack by an agitated "Musical
"Musical Ladies he realizes he left his roommate Lady
locked in the bathroom.

The East Carolinian, April 6, 2000
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