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An open house for students interested
in attending ECU will began at 9 a.m. on
Saturday, April 15 in Wright Auditorium.
The ECU Admissions Open House expects
to draw about 2,000 people. The formal
program that includes tours of the campus
will continue until 2 p.m. Many of the
guests will stay on campus for the annual
Great Pirate PurpleGold Pigskin Pig-Out
Party. Contact the Office of Admissions at
The Great Pirate PurpleGold Pigskin
Pigout Party opens Friday, April 14 and
continues through Saturday at Dowdy-
Ficklen Stadium with games, carnival
rides, shag dancing and a pig cooking con-
test. The festivities start at 6 p.m. Fire-
works are scheduled for 8:45 p.m. The
pigs will be delivered at 9 p.m. and the
cooking contest begins at 10 p.m. on Fri-
day. Judging for the pig cooking contest
begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday. Plates of
grilled pork go on sale at 11 a.m. Saturday
The ECU spring scrimmage, that
Closes out the spring practice season for
the Pirates, starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday in
the stadium. Following the scrimmage, the
replay of last year's ECUMiami game will
be shown in the stadium on video
scoreboard. Activities continue with carni-
val rides until 9 p.m. on Saturday. Contact
Lee Workman, Athletics Promotions and
Special Events at 328-4530.
Graduate students in ECU's adult edu-
cation program will display posters and
other information about their research at
the annual Research and Practice Collo-
quium for adult education students. The
. program will be held today in Mendenhall
Student Center. Contact Vivian Mott,
School of Education at 328-6177.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2000
Cloudy, high of 60�
and a low of 47�
Safety Walk points out problem areas
Dr. Thomas Socha, an Associate Pro-
fessor of the Department of Communica-
tion and Theater at Old Dominion Univer-
sity, and Editor of the "Journal of Family
Communication" will present a lecture en-
titled "The Role of Family Communication
and Race Relations in the United States"
at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 17 in Room
129 of Speight.
The Embers, one of the state's oldest
and most popular beach music bands, will
play at 7 p.m. tonight at the Student Rec-
reation Center outdoor area.
The ECU Horn Ensemble will perform
at 7 p.m. tonight in Fletcher School of Mu-
sic Recital Hall. This recital will be followed
at 8:30 p.m. by Christine Gustafson, a
member of the music faculty who will per-
form on the flute. Both programs are free
and open to the public.
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met in an online chat room?
Results of last week's question:
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you vote in the SGA elections?
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In an effort to identify and
remedy the problem of dark
areas on campus, several uni-
versity faculty members and
students participated in an
ECU Campus Safety Walk last
The walk, which has be-
come a spring tradition at
ECU, was organized by Stu-
dent Government Association
(SGA) Executive Administra-
tive Assistant Jenny Stein.
"I just noticed a few areas
on campus that are especially
dark Stein said. "Some of the
construction areas have posed
new problems as well
Stein's main areas of con-
cern included the footpath
between the English Annex
and the Warehouse, the area
in between Whichard and
Ragsdale, and behind
Ken Kaisida, executive di-
rector of Facilities Services,
took note of all the question-
able areas and said that he
would look into getting lights
placed or repaired where they
"There are definitely some
areas here where we were not
aware that lights were not
working Kaisida said.
Teresa Crocker, the ECU
chief of police brought along
a list of areas that the police
department had special con-
"The Rivers Building has
been a concern for a while
now, as well as the Mall area
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Crocker said. "We also need to
cut the bushes on the
Mendenhall side of the Library
because they make for a good
There was some discussion
about possibly using ground
lights along the footpaths that
run through the Mall or putting
more lights on the outside of the
buildings that are adjacent to the
area to provide more light.
Overall, those who partici-
pated said they felt that the cam-
pus was safe but had room for
"The campus is pretty safe,
but there is always room to make
it safer said Cliff Webster, stu-
dent body president. "This is
something the new executive
council needs to tackle next year,
especially since we have repre-
sentatives of the administration
here, ready to take our recom-
Student Patrol Officer Bill
Cooper said he was glad that
safety concerns are being ad-
dressed on campus.
"I'm glad to see that ECU is
taking the iniative to promote
safety Cooper said. "It shows a
good amount of responsibility
According to Crocker, ECU
has one of the most well-lit cam-
puses of any university in the
"We're doing a good job,
but there is always room for
This writer can be con-
tacted at newstec.ecu.edu.
Proposed parking changes ruffle feathers
to be limited
The ECU Parking and Trans-
portation Committee held a
meeting to discuss and make rec-
ommendations concerning sev-
eral issues of student and staff
The recommendations made
attempt to bring all university
reserved and private parking
space prices closer to each other.
If approved, the price of fresh-
men parking hang tags will be
raised from $4 to $30, bringing
them in line with the current
price of limited, commuter and
All handicap parking viola-
tion tickets will be raised from a
$SO fine to a $250 fine, bringing
the university up to compliance
with the new North Carolina
The committee has also pro-
posed that only juniors and se-
niors be able to acquire com-
muter stickers. All other students
living off campus will be allowed
to buy limited parking permits
only, meaning they will have to
park in fringe lots and take a
shuttle or bus to campus.
In the wake of these recom-
mendations, some students say
they feel the actions are unfair.
"Taking parking privileges
away from sophomores is the
dumbest action the committee
can take said freshman
Geoffrey Bradley. "I pay just as
much as the juniors and seniors
and follow the same rules, so
they should allow sophomores to
continue parking in commuter
While some students are up-
set over the proposal that may
push sophomores to the limited
lots, others say they are calm
about the situation.
"I'm not really worried about
the decision because it doesn't
really effect me said freshman
Forrest Wrenn. "I'll be living on
campus next year
The decision to reduce the
parking options for freshmen
and sophomores has not yet
"Anything that comes out of
that committee is a recommen-
dation, not a final decision said
Dave Santa Ana, head of Trans-
portation Services. "Our recom-
mendations go through Execu-
tive Vice Chancellor Richard
Brown, and the Board of Trust-
ees before a final decision is
Students can take an active
role in this and other future park-
ing decisions by attending com-
mittee meetings, talking to the
student representatives or meet-
ing with faculty members who
are on the committee. The stu-
dent perspective is welcomed
within the committee. The com-
mittee will follow up on these is-
sues at their meeting on April 20.
This writer can be contacted
real world experience
ECU students will have a
chance to hone their present-
ing skills as well as hear fea-
tured speaker, Dr. Susan B.
Merrlam from the University of
Georgia today at the Fifth An-
nual Adult Education Graduate
Student Research and Practice
Students will present poster
sessions from 4 p.m5:30 p.m.
According to Dr. Vivan
Mott, associate professor in the
School of Education, Counsel-
ing and Adult Education, the
purpose of the colloquium is
to spotlight the research, edu-
cational and professional inter-
ests of graduate students in the
adult education program
within the school of educa-
The program Is geared to-
ward community college per-
sonnel, business and industry
representatives who are inter-
ested in holding continuing
and adult education classes in
their workplaces, as well as stu-
dents who are interested work-
ing in the field of adult educa-
"We're expecting between
50 and 100 people to be in at- j
tendance Mott said.
The program Is a way for
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SCENE ACROSS OTHER CAMPUSES
March 18 and March 21.
ber reported that a digital
tape recorder was stolen from
a room In the Howell Science
Building sometime between
March 28 and April 5.
Discharge of a Fire Extin-
guisher�Two students in
Garrett Hall advised officers
that they discharged a fire ex-
tinguisher on a radiator with
a glowing "ember" inside af-
ter smelling a burning odor
coming from the southeast
Harassing Phone Calls�A
student in Umstead Hall re-
ported receiving a harassing
call from a female threaten-
ing bodily harm. A note was
also left on her car while
parked'in the old Darryl's
parking lot. A possible sus-
pect has been named.
Auto Accident�A student
reported that he struck a
parked vehicle when backing
out of a space in the lot at 9th
and Cotanche streets.
Damage to Property�A
non-student reported that
her passenger side window
was broken while parked in
the Leo Jenkins Cancer Cen-
ter lot. Investigatlon.showed
that it could have been bro-
ken by the grounds crew
mowing the lawn.
Damage to Property�A
staff member reported that
her vehicle was dented while
parked in front of Jenkins Art
Auto Accident�A student
reported that he was involved
In an auto accident on
Haskett Way east of Belk Hall.
Contact was made the owner
of the parked vehicle and
very minor damage occurred
to the parked vehicle.
Harassing Phone Calls�A
student reported to receiving
harassing calls throughout
the last year from an un-
known caller. Her mother h'as
also received several calls
within the past two weeks. A
possible suspect has been
NCSU�"People have been shar-
ing their music ever since music was
put into some sort of recordable
So says North Carolina State
University ResNet Coordinator Stan
Martin. Illegal music circulation,
bootlegging, has long been an issue
for the recording industry, but
Internet music-sharing has become,
a source of particularly controversy
since February, when more than 100
U.S. universities banned Napster, a
computer program which scans
Internet sites and personal comput-
ers for mp3 music files.
Falsely included on at least two
listings of schools with Napster bans
was NCSU. Both "The Chronicle of
Higher Education" and
www.saveNapster.com, a Students
Against University Censorship
(SECU) Web site, reported that
NCSU had banned Napster. Both
sources removed NCSU from their
Seeking to contradict those re-
ports, Vice Provost for Information
Technology Sam Averitt released a
March 16 memo outlining NCSU's
position on Napster and similar pro-
grams like iMesh, iCast, Macster and
"N.C State network policy has
long been that we do not censor
Internet traffic except as may be ap-
propriate in response to official
complaints and in the case of ille-
Still uncertain as to how the
started�"My hunch is that some-
one sent in a message to
saveNapster.com that said 'Uh-oh,
N.C. State's banning Napster Mar-
tin said�Martin recently expanded
upon the university's position and
outlined the details of the Napster
There are two issues surround-
ing Napster and similar programs,
according to Martin: bandwidth
and copyright infringement.
The former has been the major
concern for ResNet. According to
Martin, because Napster transports
such big files�on average, mp3's
contain four to five megabytes of
information�file transfers on it
strain the bandwidth and slow
down connections for other stu-
dents using the Internet.
U. Mass-Amhearst-The Univer-
sity of Massachusetts Republican
Club is hosting a visit by Colonel
Oliver North Thursday at noon in
the Fine Arts Center Lobby, but in-
creased security measures have been
taken to ensure that people protest-
ing North's visit will not disrupt his
Flyers were distributed across
campus this week calling students
to stage a "walkout" in their classes
to gather and protest North's visit.
The speech on the flyers accuse
North of being a "terrorist" and lay
claim that he "killed innocent Nica-
raguans In addition, the flyers re-
fer to him as a "radical right-wing
zealot, a perjurer, a liar and a racist
oppressor. A larger picture portrays
North as taking an oath with the
words, "Hail Reagan" in front of his
face. The individual or group of
people responsible for distributing
the flyers have not been identified.
Republican Club President
Michael Rossettie said he would
rather have been contacted by the
group behind the flyers prior to the
event, but because they didn't, he
said they have been required to in-
crease the security to protect North.
According to him, they have paid
$220 dollars for a full-time police
officer at the event and there will
be an additional four to five police
officers in street clothing: Twenty
Republican Club members will also
be staffing the event and working
"Between the police and the
club we feel we have adequate se-
curity Rossettie said. "Further-
more, we are not allowing any sort
of signs on sticks to come into the
event, whether they be pro-OUie or
Rossettie stated that the police
are concerned about the "Colle-
gian" article that was printed yes-
terday, stating that they believe the
article will only help to increase the
amount of protesting at the North
event. However, Rossettie added
that as much as he would rather
have no one protest Ollie North, he
said it is a person's individual right.
"If people choose to protest the
Oliver North event, that's their con-
stitutional right Rossettie said. "I
may disagree with them, but I'm not
going to fight their constitutional
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Marine captain charged in the heat-
stroke death of a reservist was found
guilty Saturday of dereliction of
duty and failure to obey an order.
Lt. Col. Ralph Kohlman, the
military judge hearing the case, said
Capt. Victor Arana was guilty of
both charges, but removed language
in one charge that contended Arana
failed to stay with his unit after a
grueling July 7 hike that led to Lance
Cpl. Giuseppe "Joey" Leto's death.
Arana showed no emotion as the
verdict was read.
He faces a maximum sentence
of nine months in prison and dis-
missal from the Marines. Following
the verdict Saturday, the sentencing
phase of the court-martial began
and was scheduled to resume Sun-
Leto's cousin, Annamaria Des
Biens, testified during sentencing,
describing Leto's dedication to the
"When he joined the Marines,
that was when he felt his life was
fully satisfied she said, crying. "He
was the few, the proud. He was the
epitome of the Marines
Leto's mother, Domenica Leto,
said her son's death convinced the
family that Leto's younger brother
Vincent would not join the Marines
as he had hoped.
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The program is a way for stu-
dents to gain experience in making
presentations in a professional at-
"The colloquium is a chance for
us to help showcase the work of our
students Knott said. "The students
will be presenting on applied re-
search that relates to their job
Following the poster sessions,
Merriam, an internationally re-
nowned author in adult education,
will begin her lecture on the "The
New Adult Learner Following a re-
ception, three blocks of concurrent
student presentations will be held.
"The students will be presenting
.J1 applied research that relates to
their job area Knott said. "Most
students are working full time, so
they are able to take what they are
learning and apply it immediately
Registration begins at 4 p.m. in
Mendenhall Student Center. There
is no charge and the public is in-
vited to attend.
This writer can be contacted at
cjordan@tec. ecu. edu.
"The Marine Corps lost two sol-
diers, not one she said.
Prosecutors had argued in clos-
ing arguments Saturday morning
that Arana, 28, of Chicago, had vio-
lated standard operating procedures
for conditioning hikes and that he
showed a careless disregard for his
"He was like a horse with blind-
ers on Maj. Chris Hamilton told
the judge. "He was head down, fo-
cused forward. There was absolutely
no supervision of that conditioning
Arana's defense attorneys argued
that Arana was a rookie company
commander in charge of the unit for
only 16 days when he led the 180
Marines, all carrying weapons and
packs, on the eight-mile night
march in 80-degree heat.
Mark Stevens said Arana did not
receive proper instructions from his
superiors and delegated authority to
his non-commissioned officers as
allowed in standard operating pro-
"There is no doubt that there
were some judgment and leadership
errors made on this hike Stevens
said. "All judgment errors and lead-
ership errors do not equate to crimi-
nal liability. Good judgment comes
Arana testified Thursday that he
didn't realize there were so many
stragglers until the hike was more
than half completed and that he
considered calling in trucks to take
the Marines the rest of the way, but
instead decided to slow down.
Hamilton said Arana could not
blame his subordinates for his own
failing to supervise the troops. "He
chose to ignore the signs of an un-
safe march at every step of the way
"The accused broke the backs
and the will of the company in the
first leg of that hike Hamilton said.
"The accused wasn't looking over
his shoulder, the only thing the ac-
cused was looking at, your honor,
was his watch
At the end of the hike, Leto, 21,
of New Milford, Conn wandered
more than half a mile from the area,
and Arana failed to obtain a proper
head count or weapons count,
Two hours after the hike, follow-
ing a head count that prompted a
search for him, Leto was found
"All of this negligent conduct
does not meet the standard of due
care that is expected of a company
commander to ensure the safety and
welfare of his marines Hamilton
told the judge.
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. CAMDEN, N.j. (AP)-Charles Apprendi Jr. says he
was high on alcohol and drugs, not filled with racial
; hatred, when he fired shots Into the home of a black
, family in his predominantly white Vineland neighbor-
hood in 1994.
! � was Just aiminal mischief he now insists.
; "That's all it was. I had no idea it was a black family's
A judge saw it differently. He determined that
.Apprendi's actions were motivated by prejudice and
imposed a longer prison term under New Jersey's hate
�crime law, one of the first adopted in the country.
; 1 Apprendi, 47, is challenging his sentence in a case
�to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this week.
.His lawyers argue that a jury using the most stringent
bjirden of proof should have determined whether the
crime was motivated by bias and warranted the addi-
��. "Our question is how and to whom do you prove
:&" said Richard Singer, a professor at Rutgers-Camden
Jaw School assisting in the appeal. "Our argument is
that anything that dramatically affects the sentenced
should be proven beyond a reasonable doubt
The National Association of Criminal Defense Law-
yers has called the case one of the most important to
be decided this session by the court. Oral arguments
are scheduled for Tuesday. A decision is expected by
While the appeal does not directly challenge New
Jersey's Hate Crimes Act, which was upheld by the state
Supreme Court in 1994, it could have far-reaching im-
plications on judges' power to mete out punishment.
As it stands now, a judge can add years to a sen-
tence based on a "preponderance of evidence
Apprendi's lawyers will argue that the hate-crime issue
should have been treated as an element of the offense
and decided by a jury using the highest legal standard
whether prosecutors had proved racial bias beyond a
"It will have the potential of restricting the free-
dom of a judge to sentence more harshly said crimi-
nal defense lawyer Carl Poplar of Blackwood.
Clinton blamed for gas prices
WASHINGTON (AP)-The reason
prices are so high at the gasoline
pump is the Clinton administration
has let OPEC monopolize U.S. oil
Supplies while failing to allow fur-
ther exploration of possible domes-
tic energy sources, a Senate Repub-
lican alleged Saturday.
In the Republican weekly radio
Mdress, Sen. Frank Murkowski of
Afaska denounced President Bill
Clinton and Vice President Al Gore
fcr focusing on renewable energy
Concepts like solar, wind and geo-
thermal sources. Instead, he said,
they should have opened U.S. lands
for oil and gas exploration and ex-
panded the hydroelectric dams sys-
tem and used more coal-fired or
nuclear power plants.
"So how do Clinton and Gore
propose that we generate energy to
run our industry and farms, heat
our homes and fuel our trucks, cars
and airplanes?" asked Murkowski,
chairman of the Senate Energy and
Natural Resources Committee. "Hot
air from Washington won't do the
Murkowski said Americans are
"being held hostage" by the Clinton
administration's reliance on im-
ported oil from the Middle East. He
noted that the percentage of im-
ported oil has increased from 43
percent in 1993 to 56 percent now.
"And the administration's en-
ergy department warned that if we
do nothing, imports could rise to
65 percent in 15 years. So what did
the Clinton-Gore team do to reduce
our reliance on imported oil? In a
word, nothing Murkowski said.
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New Jersey was one of the first states to adopt a
hate crime law, in 1981. It bans acts of racial or ethnic
intimidation, such as burning crosses or painting swas-
tikas. The law was expanded in 1990 to provide stiffer
penalties for such common crimes as assault and ha-
rassment if prejudice played a part in selecting the vic-
Nearly all states now have similar laws that provide
for extra punishment when crime victims are targeted
because of their race, religion or sexual orientation.
Apprendi's 12-year sentence is about three years
longer because of the racial bias finding. He has served
about one-third of his sentence and is now in a half-
way house in Camden. His case is expected to go be-
fore a state parole board in May.
Apprendi admitted he fired four or five shots into
the house at 2 a.m telling police he wanted to give
the family who lived there a message that they did not
belong in his neighborhood. No one was injured.
But Apprendi later said he was unfairly pressured
into giving police a false statement, and that his gun-
fire really had been randomly directed when the house's
purple front door caught his eye.
"In a rational state of mind and unimpaired, I would
have never thought of shooting in someone's house
Apprendi said during a recent interview.
He pleaded guilty to a firearms violation and pos-
sessing a bomb in his house, all of which carried a maxi-
mum 10-year prison sentence. At a plea hearing, he
admitted his purpose for shooting at the house was to
frighten the family.
After prosecutors sought a stiffened sentence un-
der the hate crimes law, the trial judge imposed the 12-
year term, saying prosecutors had offered persuasive
evidence that Apprendi's act was racially motivated.
The New Jersey Supreme Court upheld his sentence
by a 5-2 vote last June. The court determined that the
law does not violate constitutional rights, saying it
clearly requires proof of a bias crime.
alleged cancer drug conspiracy
Doctors in Connecti-
cut and at least six
other states are being
investigated for alleg-
free samples of an ex-
pensive cancer drug and then
billing their patients' insurance
Only one doctor has been
charged in the alleged scheme,
but papers filed by federal pros-
ecutors in U.S. District Court
claim the conspiracy spread to
the drug company's employees
and doctors in Massachusetts,
Maine, Connecticut, Kentucky,
South Carolina, New York and
Samantha Martin, a spokes-
woman for the U.S. attorney's of-
fice in Boston, declined to say
how many doctors might have
Prosecutors allege that the
producer of the prostate cancer
drug Lupron Depot gave free
"The company had $2.5 billion in sales last
samples to physicians as an induce-
ment for them to use the drug as
well as "to provide the physician
with a source of money to pay
(any) past-due balance" owed to the
The average cost of a monthly
dose of Lupron was $566 in 1998,
according to an industry reference
book. The drug, which must be ad-
ministered by a physician, is also
among Medicare's largest outpa-
tient drug expenditures, costing the
government $467 million in 1998.
Lupron is a product of Illinois-
based TAP Pharmaceuticals Inc a
joint venture of Abbott Labs and
Takeda Chemical Industries.
TAP spokeswoman Kim Modory
on Tuesday confirmed that Lupron
marketing practices are being inves-
tigated and said the
company is cooper-
ating. She declined
had $2.5 billion in
sales last year, about
a third of that from Lupron.
In the only charges filed so
far, Dr. Rodney Mannion, a
urologist in northeast Indiana, is
accused of conspiracy to defraud
for allegedly accepting between
$40,000 and $70,000 from insur-
ers billed for 60 one-month doses
of the drug between 1993 and
An employee at Mannion's
office said the doctor would not
comment on the allegations.
Mannion's attorney did not im-
mediately return phone calls
The charge was outlined in a
federal information paper, a
document often filed before a
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Thursday, April 13, 2000
Baltics push on with Stalinist trials despite Russian anger
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TALLINN, Estonia (AP) �On
ne 14,1941, young Lennart Meri
woke to the sound of combat boots
�omping down the hallway. Soviet
�Soldiers had just entered his house
� deport him and his family.
Lennart, his mother, father and
.younger brother were given 20 min-
iates to pack, then were trucked to a
waiting train and herded inside. It
was a wood-paneled cattle car, fit-
ted with iron bars and a hole cut in
She floor to serve as a latrine.
The train car was already packed
.with women and children, Meri,
jAow 71 and president of Estonia
Jince 1992, recalled in an interview.
The human cargo was bound for
Siberia, and some wouldn't return
; Virtually everyone in Estonia,
Latvia and Lithuania can tell of at
least one close relative who was de-
ported or of being deported them-
selves in the years following the
1940 Soviet occupation of the three
But unlike in the other 12
former Soviet republics, such remi-
niscences aren't only the stuff of
history here. They are witness testi-
mony as prosecutors pursue alleged
agents of Stalinist terror.
Estonia has convicted four
Stalinist agents in the past year.
Latvia has convicted three men, and
an 85-year-old former secret police
officer, Yevgeny Savenko, is facing
trial for allegedly signing arrest or-
ders that led to the deportation and
execution of dozens of Latvians.
There is widespread support for
the proceedings among Estonians.
"Sometimes I think, 'Let it be
said Salme Kulvere, who was de-
ported in 1949 when she was 16.
"But when I think about how truly
horrible it was in deportation, I
. don't see how these crimes can just
be swept under the carpet
The trials have infuriated Russia.
Many Russians say the three Baltic
states are seeking revenge against
elderly, ailing men who often hold
Russian President Vladimir
Putin said Latvia's recent conviction
of Vasily Kononov, a 77-year-old
Russian citizen considered by some
to be a Soviet war hero, was a cruel
and unjust verdict against an "old
and seriously sick man
Kononov was sentenced to six
years in prison for executing nine
civilians while he was a Soviet guer-
rilla during Germany's 1941-44 oc-
cupation of Latvia. He claimed the
civilians got caught in cross fire
during a battle with Nazi troops.
Baltic officials dismiss Russia's
criticism, saying their huge neigh-
bor has failed to honestly confront
atrocities committed by Russians
during Stalin's reign.
Eerik Kross, who oversees the
Estonian unit hunting old Soviet
agents, pointed to the 1946
Nuremberg Charter and the 1949
Geneva Convention. With Nazi
crimes in mind, Stalin helped draft
"But if you read these conven-
tions, there's no doubt they do ap-
ply to Stalin's crimes Kross said.
"This Is not about revenge. We are
obliged to do what we are doing
Estonian Prime Minister Mart
Laar said the proceedings have been
fair and he has no pity for the
"None of these men have evej
said, 'I understand what I did wai
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Our campus feels so familiar
and isolated from much of
Greenville that it is easy to feel
a false sense of security when
walking around at night.
However, crimes like rape,
assault and burglary do
happen to students on
In light of all the recent crime that has affected the ECU com-
munity, personal safety has become an even more serious issue
Last night the ECU Police Department and the Student Govern-
ment Association sponsored a Campus Safety Walk to discuss safety
issues and identify the darkest areas on campus. Building aware-
ness and a sense of community are probably the two most impor-
tant factors in preventing crime.
Our campus feels so familiar and isolated from much of Greenville
that it is easy to feel a false sense of security when walking around
at night. However, crimes like rape, assault and burglary do happen
to students on campus.
There are ways that you can help prevent yourself from becom-
ing the victim of one of these such crimes. Do not walk or jog
alone. Walk in well-lit and populated areas. Use the blue light phones
throughout campus to report suspicious activity or if you feel threat-
ened in any way. Use the ECU Police Night Patrol Escort Service
that is always available if you need to walk anywhere on campus. If
you're going somewhere alone, tell someone where you are going
or where you will be. Park in well-lit areas.
These things seem like common sense, but it's surprising how
many people ignore these basic safety rules.
Our police officers and Student Patrol Officers do their best to
apprehend and stop suspicious activities from happening on cam-
pus, but they cannot be in or near every place at once. So while
finding someone to walk with you to your car after a late night of
studying at the library may pose a slight inconvenience at the time,
it is worth it. You can't put a price on your safety and well-being.
Reading Day important to many students
Genetic engineering: playing God?
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One of the most important discoveries that
mankind will ever be confronted with was an-
nounced last week. Now I am not talking about
that waste of oxygen Mankind the wrestler, 1 am
talking about usthe human race.
Craig Venter's company Celera Genomics-the
private corporation that boasted to the interna-
tional Human Genome Project that it would se-
quence and map the human genome-years be-
fore them and anyone else-has completed the
first part of the project and has sequenced an
entire human genome. This is years ahead of
the government's attempt and has caused a
Shockwave throughout the science and philo-
sophical communities. And for good reason.
What Venter's company has done is to rocket us
forward in the age of discovery and the future
well-being of all humans on this planet. This is
big-time stuff here people, we are at a new abyss
to look into, and the opening is huge!
Now if you don't know anything about the
Human Genome Project, well then shame on you
for being so uninformed and go look it up. It is
only one of the biggest scientific undertakings
that the world has ever tried and has been in
operation for years now. The data and what it
can tell us is going to revolutipnize medicine
and the way we all live forever.
Now I am not going to try to explain what
the project really entails and how DNA works; it
will take too long and you can go to the library
and read about it. But 1 will tell you that Venter's
company has figured all the pieces of the great-
est puzzle and now has to only put the pieces in
order, which he claims will only take a few weeks,
and then begin to look for patterns that explain
what genes are responsible for what trait.
Now even though you do not have to be a
science major to understand the basic principles
of what the genome is all about, you do need to
understand the implications that come with the
discovery, how it can be used, and how it af-
fects each and every one of us. In nutshell, we
will soon be able to know exactly what genes
cause what disease. And if we know that, we can
easily find a cure through gene therapy and end
some of the most horrible and massive genetic
killers that this planet has been plagued with
since day one.
We can end pain and suffering on Biblical
proportions. We will be able to know every single
part about our unborn child's health and its
physical characteristics. We will be able to know
if you are prone to certain diseases and nip them
in the bud. We can find the genes that control
aging and turn them off and live longer or pos-
sibly forever. We will even be able to manipu-
late a fetus' DNA and exacerbate traits or mask
them. Do you want a blue-eyed boy or a green-
eyed one? Take your pick. Medical costs (and
long-term care costs) will come down. No more
years of painful treatments and buying thousands
of horse pills. Just think of the possibilities!
And now, think about the dangers.
Insurance companies can find exactly what
diseases you have, or will ever have, and charge
you rates accordingly. Prices are going to sky-
rocket out of control and no one will be able get
insurance. The whole industry will shut down and
we will have to go to a national health care sys-
tem. And if you think gas, booze and cigarettes
are expensive now, you ain't seen nothing yet
What about the religious implications? You can
change the outcome of chance events that God
or Nature intended. If God or Nature intended
for your child to have a disease for whatever rea-
son, you can change the divine plan and get a
new result. Now you can know days after con-
ception whether your child will be retarded or
deformed or born with a life-ending disease and
be able to end the pregnancy if you so choose.
The church will go nuts. We are stepping on God's
toes and she won't like that one bit.
What about population? All the genetic kill-
ers could be ended and some 50 million people
will be added to the tally sheet every year, on
"top of the 100 million that are born each year.
Soon no one will be dying and the planet will
make Bangladesh look like South Dakota.
What about life extension? Do you really want
to live to be 300 years old? You will have read
every book there is, received every college de-
gree offered, and seen all your kids die. Life would
be boring-you will have done everything!
What about psychopaths and extremist
groups? A new Hitler can be brought into power
somewhere and try to build a new master race in
the laboratory. The KKK will want funding to
make everyone white and the Nation of Islam will
want everyone made black. And the Pope will
want everyone made Catholic. And the list goes
on and on and on.
Philosophy? Ethics? What about them? Should
we know so much about ourselves? Should we
leave nothing to chance? What will it be like if we
are all made genetically perfect? If our dog dies
should we be able to just whip up a new one?
People, the next decade or so is going to be
revolutionary. I hope you all have been exposed
to what has happened recently and where we are
all headed. Times are going to be changing sooner
than you think. It's time to look into this and it's
time to think about where we as a species are
headed. This is an important time in our lives.
Keep your eyes open.
This writer can be contacted at
At the end of the semester there is a time
period that is considered by many to be "crunch
time We have now entered into the time frame
when classes are winding down, projects and pa-
pers are due and finals are starting to be talked
about. It's this part of the year that is the hard-
est to stay focused and try to get things done. It
also doesn't help that it is beautiful outside and
we would rather be enjoying the weather than
reading through text books. Nevertheless, we try
to look forward to the weekend in hopes that it
will be nice outside then, so we don't have to
miss class during the week. But what bugs me
about this situation is the fact that we will not
be given any down time prior to our first final.
Reading Day was initially provided so that
students will have an entire 24 hours to use for
studying, partying or just taking time off before
continuing the struggle to prepare for exams.
This year, however, due to the snow, this day
off has been taken away from us.
I realize that the university feels that we need
to make it up, but to have to sit in class an en-
tire day and then go home to get ready for an 8
a.m. exam the next day is ridiculous! Give me a
break! All I have to say to that is, what are you
I am so thankful that one of my professors
has told us that attendance will not be taken
that day. I hope that others will follow her lead
and realize the amount of pressure that is being
put on us, not only because it is crunch time,
but due to the fact that we would still have obli-
gations the day before our finals are to be taken.
Last semester we had to forgo our entire Fall
Break due to the flood. Watching our houses and
belongings sink into the ground was not a break.
The time we had off was referred to as "our fail
break" or another "vacation I would like to meet
the people that consider a natural disaster a va-
cation. The students that had to come back to
relocate, dig through damaged apartments or just
suffer the great loss have my utmost respect and
apologies that you had to immediately return to
college. I am surprised that not more students
that had to quit than did. But fortunately the
university helped in understanding the situations
of all students, and helped in any way possible.
So here is my concern now. Why if the school
understands what we are trying to accomplish
during this crunch time have they taken away
our one day of down-time prior to final exams?
For me personally, I have six exams to prepare
for and they begin on May 4 at 8 a.m. Not only
will I start to study for them early but I will take
the day off that I was originally promised in or-
der to finalize my preparation for my tests.
I have already informed my teachers of this
and they are extremely understanding. So if pro-
fessors are willing to help us out why won't the
university re-establish this day as our Reading
Day rather than try and hold classes that many
students will not attend? Just having this day t
recoup from the stress of everyday class will en-
able all students, regardless of their intentions
for that day, to get things in order before em-
barking on final exams.
77is writer can be contacted at
Does affordable service with a smile still exist?!
Dorcas A. Brule
Recently one of the most amazing things
happened to me. I got service with a smile, and
it didn't cost me an arm and a leg.
I was trying to come up with the perfect birth-
day present for a very good friend. I wanted
the present to really be great. I found a print
by one of his favorite artists. I had found THE
But, I didn't think it would be enough to sim-
ply give him the print. I had seen what had be-
come of his other prints and knew that I didn't
want this picture to come to the same fate�all
bent up, wrinkled and torn. I knew I had to get
it framed. But, being the poor college student
that I am, I didn't know how I was going to pull
that one off. I had inquired about framing at
the shop in Raleigh where I had purchased the
print, but they wanted upwards of $65 to frame
it. I started searching for alternatives.
A friend of mine happened to have a metal
frame lying around that didn't fit any of her
pictures. It was just a smidgen too big for my
print, but I knew I could make it work. So, with
the free frame in hand I set out in search of a
foam core backing for the picture, a slab of glass
for the front and a solution to the size discrep-
ancy of the frame.
Knowing nothing about framing, I stepped
into the only store in Goldsboro, that I know of
that does frame work. Feeling very limited, I
was prepared to do pretty much whatever the
The woman I ran into was a @&, to put it
mildly. She didn't want to be helpful at all and
ended up making me feel like an idiot. I told
her up front that I didn't know the first thing
about framing, but she didn't seem to care. She
kept asking me technical questions that I didn't
understand. When I reminded her "I don't know
anything about framing, you're going to have tj
be patient with me" in a sweet tone, she snapped
back with "NO, you're going to have to be pi
tient with me That was too much for me, soj
took my print and left.
A week later I was still avoiding the task, bii
the time was drawing near. My friend's birthday
was only a few days away and I didn't know wher
I was going to get this stuff done. I started to fea �
that I'd have to just give him the print and i
meek smile for his birthday.
In a panic I checked the phonebook for frarn !
shops in Greenville. I called around and wa ;
quoted the cheapest price at the University Frami i
Shop on 520 S. Cotanche Street. I didn't have the
print with me that day, but I took it in the next
morning at 9 a.m right when the shop openec'
I was greeted by this warm friendly perso;
who asked me what they could do for me. A star
contrast to the &a$ fr0m Goldsboro. Again
stated right off the bat that I knew nothing about
framing. Instead of the pissy look I'd gotten pref
viously, there was this person smiling at me re
Well, to cut to the chase, the University Frami
Shop was wonderful to me. I'd brought in a rathef
large poster with multiple things that had to M
done to it, and they had everything done for im
by 3 p.m. that afternoon. I was amazed. I got a
24 x 32 piece of glass, mat, foam core and brack!
ets to put together the frame�remember, the on
I didn't buy from them. All of that for under $40
AND with a SMILE. I wes shocked.
la my opinion the University Frame Shop i!
the place to go from now on to get anything
have framed. I got fast, inexpensive, quality ser
vice with a smile-something I'd feared didn't ex
ist in America today. Many thanks to the Univer
sity Frame Shop for proving me wrong.
This writer can be contacted at
g The East Carolinian
Thursday, April 13, 2000ir:
North Carolinians' crime
records now available online
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FEATURES ASSISTANT EDITOR
The information superhighway has grown
enormously in the past five to 10 years, and
these days even the simplest of tasks can be
achieved over the internet. North Carolinians
are now able to visit www.123nc.com and ac-
tually access a person's criminal record in all
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gangsters Joe Peer, Robert DeNiro and
PaulSorvino. Interestingly, the movie spans L �
year period ultimately ending Hill in me Witness
Protection Program. This film, adapted frorn a
book by Mitch Pileggi, earned a number of nomi-
nations at the 1990 Academy Awards including
Best Picture. However, Pesci was the only i
ner, named Best Supporting Actor.
Rife hjlarious999 release offers audiences
with a break from the atypical gruesome mob film
and yet America is still obsessed with its gang-
ster presence. Starring Robert DeNiro, Billy
Crystal and Lisa Kudrow, this movie is a mockery
of dramatic mobster productions, even making a
satire out of various scenes from "The Godfa-
ther and �GoodfeHas HaroidRamis directed the
motion picture with DeNiro playing Paul Vitto, a
gangster plagued by panic attacks and in need
of a shrink, played by Crystal, Kudrow plays the
annoyed wife-to-be of Crystal, that is if DeNiro's
character will ever let them tie the knot.
While this HBO sitcom is only in its second
season, it has caused a frenzy of office talk Mon-
day morning, after its Sunday night air time. Tony
Soprano, called T by his friends, is one tough
thug, although he too has
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ECU police vehicles patrol the campus, helping to prevent crimes from
happening, (photo by Emily Richardson)
100 of North Carolina's counties.
This touchy situation leaves many people
questioning the moral aspect of what should
and should not be accessible via the internet.
Although many consider this new site an in-
vasion of privacy, others regard it as a useful
Tom Younce, assistant director of the ECU
police department said he feels that the use
of this web site can be potentially danger-
"There are a number of things that can go
wrong during this process Younce said. "For
example, people can go in the system using
false identification, not to mention people
can enter things wrong; one wrong letter or
date of birth and the record is not accurate
Not only is the accuracy of the test in ques-
tion, but also the morality of having personal
records involuntarily dispayed on the web. Ri-
chard Kearney, chair of the political science
department, acknowledges the ethical prob-
"Really, there are no answers yet Kearney
said. "If there is no difference in obtaining
criminal records over the Internet or at the
courthouse than there isn't a moral implica-
tion. However, if the records are incorrect,
there is a big ethical prob-
The process is not free
of charge. Records can be
obtained at the courthouse
for $5, whereas the fee for
the Internet service is
hefty. For12, one can pro-
cess a county or statewide
search. In addition to the
initial fee, the charge to
view the actual record, is
$6 each time the search
button is hit.
The record displays the
original charge, final
charge, trial date and out-
come. The records range
from felonies to traffic vio-
lations to misdemeanors.
"If people are worried about their records
being displayed, they should have been wor-
ried about actually committing the crime
said Bill Hoffman, sophomore.
Most counties went to the electronic sys-
tem seven to 10 years ago.
Greenville, for example, began entering
records electronically on Feb. 25, 1985.
"I would say that using this system is a
good starting point to check the back-
grounds for private reasons but I would
check everything Younce said. "This
method can be potentially dangerous
This writer can be contacted at
mbuck@tec. ecu. edu.
Late starters still have opportunities
Job field open
for all graduates
Many students close to graduation are seeing the
light at the end of the tunnel, but the closer it gets to
May 13, the easier to see that it is the headlights on the
train of employment and if they don't jump on it soon,
it is going to smack them in the face.
In a survey taken by Career Services, 95 to 96 per-
cent of seniors who graduated from ECU in 1999 were
employed within six months of graduation. Not ev-
eryone starts early in their search for the perfect job,
and there are several agencies on campus willing to
help seniors in need at any time.
"One important thing is to get registered with ca-
reer services, no matter when you start looking for
employment said Derrance Hughes, assistant direc-
tor at Career Services. "Use all of your resources, such
as search engines, Career Services and networking.
Networking is going to be your number one way to
land a job, but it all depends on how hard you are will-
ing to work
For many career fields, the opportunities for em-
ployment exist, but it all depends on the graduate to
actively pursue their interests and the area they want
to be in.
"It can take between one hour and six months to
get a job, depending on where you want to go and
how aggressively you pursue you job options said
Rick Niswander, assistant dean for graduate programs
in the school of business. "If you want to stay in
Greenville, it will take you longer to get a job than if
you want to go to Charlotte or Los Angeles.
"Decide where you want to go and begin looking
for businesses in that area the you want to work for.
There are a thousand businesses out there, but you
can only send you resume to so many. You have to
decide on a target audience
There are always opportunities out there, accord-
ing to Patrick Madsen, graduate assistant at Career
"It is never too late to start Mansen said.
If you have a degree in a field that is currently in
high demand, it makes everything a little easier.
"The length of time that it takes to find a job var-
ies, but there are some majors that are so high in de-
mand they could start job searching tomorrow and
have a job by graduation Hughes said. "Computer
Science is another field that is constantly recruiting
Although some graduates begin the search in Janu-
ary, and some have already secured jobs, you can still
save yourself from being plowed down by the bullet
train of unemployment if you start now.
This writer can be contacted
Return of red-eyed,
Allergies strike .
eastern North Carolina
Sniffles, red-teary eyes, scratchy throat and a gen
eral feeling of despondency are some symptoms of al-i
lergy-inflicted health problems. During the spring
allerens are at their highesr and Puffs are a common
icon across eastern NC.
An allergy is a hypersensitivity to a foreign sulv ,i,
stance, which are normally harmless, but produce a
violent reaction in the allergy sufferer.
"1 get sinus congestion and itchy, watery eyes said
junior Brian Gallahue. "I think that my. allergies are;
worse this year W
Allergies affect about 38 percent of all Americans
Millions of them suffer unnecessarily or rely on medl
cations that can be avoided if they knew about othet
effective treatment options, according to a survey re-
leased by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and
Immunology (ACAAI). �' �
"This new data shows us that allergies are almost '
twice as common as we thought said Dr. Ira Finegold, jt
past president of the ACAAI. "What's of even greater �'
concern is that the majority of people with allergies
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The East Carolinian
Biology professor takes lessons from field work
preservation in classroom
If you've ever been in a biology class and won-
dered who collects all thevarious animals preserved
for display, you might be surprised to learn it was the
very teacher you're listening to "in class. Rusty Gaul is
one of those teachers. Gaul, from the department of
biology, collects specimens during his numerous field
"I started taking field notes when I was in high
school and would keep track of animals I saw and what
they were doing Gaul said.
His early trips into nature drew him into studying
the animals he encountered. He says he primarily works
with lower vertebrates like amphibians and is working
on a few projects.
"I'm currently involved in a major project with a
professor from the-University of Richmond Gaul said.
"We are monitoring frogs at three different military bases
including Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point
The time spent doing field work is very involved,
but much of the help comes from some of Gaul's stu-
dents and he feels that their help is invaluable to the
"The students who are helping have really gotten
into It and I couldn't have asked for a better group
Gaul said. "Without them the work would be over-
The pay off for this work comes in little discoveries,
but Gaul says that it is worth every minute of it.
"We found a dead frog at Lejeune and with all the
publicity about deformed frogs we sent it to the Na-
tional Wildlife Health Center Gaul said. "They told
us we may have found something very important. We
don't know what yet, but that discovery will change
how we do our field work on the project
Though he currently is working on frogs, Gaul is
planning a project studying the Eastern Rattlesnake,
an endangered species. As if that isn't enough of a load,
there is also his interest in land conservation.
"I'm trying to start a land trust myself Gaul said.
"We need to do something as a nation now instead of
treating our landscape as a disposable resource. We also
need to decide what we want the Southeastern land-
scape to look like in 20-50 years and act now
His plans include assembling a questionnaire for
landowners to get their opinions on the changing land-
scape of rural America, urban sprawl and loss of wet-
lands. He hopes to get this project started this summer.
The things Gaul has done for the environment start
in his own classrooms where his own students regu-
larly debate environmental issues such as pollution and
land use. These diverse viewpoints give him useful ideas
about ways to help. Gaul says he learns as much from
others as he teaches them.
"The best part of field work is working with an ex-
pert in a certain field who teaches you more in five
minutes than you could learn from a year of reading
An expert in his own right, Rusty Gaul sees his teach-
ing and research as a give-and-take situation where ev-
erybody benefits, especially those students fortunate
enough to be a part of the experience.
This writer can be contacted at
jschlatter@tec. ecu. edu.
My best friend
is a very talented
musician. He got a
scholarship to college based on his
musical talent, but now he is not
interested in earning his degree
anymore. All he wants to do is play,
and he doesn't want to waste his
time taking classes like college al-
gebra. I have never heard of any-
one, who did better without their
detee, but I am also not a music
majpr. I am worried about him, and
I Ws wondering if he can be suc-
cessful this way.
Concerned about Career
�Dear Concerned about Career,
Everyone has to make their own
choices in life, including your best
friend. If he is talented enough to
get'a scholarship based on his mu-
sical ability, i don't understand why
you have a problem believing that
his talent will land him a job. Get-
ting a degree in music is a chance
for the musician to refine their
skills and get a better understand-
ing of varieties of music and its dif-
ferent elements. The real test for
every musician, whether they are
applying to play with a symphony
or a jazz band in a well-known club,
is how well they can play music. If
they can play like Dizzy Gillespie,
it won't matter if he comes from
the backwoods and dropped out of
high school because he felt like it.
Don't attempt to limit yourself
by thinking everyone needs a de-
gree. Encourage your friend to
study what he has a passion for and
pursue his dreams.
My roommate is beginning to
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ship. They call each other every day,
as well as spending a couple of
hours on the chat. Not only are her
phone bills outrageous, but I am
worried that she may be falling in
love with a man she has never met.
What if they meet and he is bald,
fat and snaggle-toothed. What if she
is already so far lost in love with his
chararter that she can't see the more
apparent flaws? I want to tell her to
stop, but my reasons aren't good
enough for her. Do you have a bet-
ter way to put it?
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away to never be seen again and
men blow money like it was water.
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wiijh a person if you've never met
their friends or seen them after they
ran three miles? I understand the
importance of intellectual and in-
triguing conversation, but it is the
little things that make you fall in
love with a person and help you to
know it's right. Things like the cute
way he holds his fork, or the all-
important way he kisses you, you
will never know if you have no more
than an Internet relationship.
Internet relationships are not the
way to go. Not only can they cause
emotional distress, but you never
know what this person is going to
be like in real life.
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Thursday, April 13, 2000
Some employers now offer health insurance for Fido and Fluffy
(APV-Rene Castro's cat Mit�i w�i-
NEW YORK (APHtene Castro's cat, Mltsu, devel-
oped a uterine Infection last year and needed a hys-
terectomy that cost $1,700.
The year before, his six-pound Maltese dog, Prin-
cess, dislocated a disc when she fell off the sofa. The
bill for treatment including a CAT scan was $750.
So Castro was thrilled when his employer, Lenox
HU1 Hospital, added pet health insurance to its list
of optional benefits.
�Everybody went crazy said Castro, who super-
Vises the sterilization of instruments In the hospital's
operating room. "1 think it's great
Lenox Hill is among a small but growing number
of companies offering some form of pet health in-
surance to their workers.
Jerry Hirsch, of Pet Assure Inc. in Dover, N.J
which manages the Lenox Hill pet insurance pro-
gram, said the program is one of several employee
, benefits being added in the current booming
; "Employers are looking for ways to attract and
; eep their favored employees he said.
j? It's difficult to determine exactly how many em-
ployers offer pet health Insurance. Kristin Acdpiter,
spokeswoman for the Society for Human Resource Man-
agement, said a 1999 survey of her organization's 130,000
members found that 1 percent of companies offered the
Last year was the first time the question was Included
in the annual survey, she added.
Rebecca Lewis, vice president for marketing and com-
munications at Veterinary Pet insurance Inc In Anaheim,
Calif said her company has sold individual policies since
1982 but group plans for employers only started taking
off in 1999.
"We've seen a real big interest from a corporate stand-
point Lewis said. "With unemployment low, benefits
become a real key part of retaining and obtaining new
Additionally, she said, "The role of the pet has truly
evolved. Pets are seen more as a family member
Lewis said VPI has between 75 and 100 corporate
members nationwide, including Ralston Purina and Mi-
Alan Feldman, a spokesman for Las Vegas-based Mi-
rage Resorts, said the company started offering pet insur-
ance about six months ago, and so far just under 100
of Mirage's 32,000 employees have signed up.
"It's a wonderful convenience for employees who
are looking for this kind of insurance for their furry
loved ones Feldman said.
VPI offers a typical indemnity plan, with average
premiums of $200 a year and a $40 deductible. VPI
covers only dogs and cats, and pre-existing conditions
generally are not covered.
In contrast, Pet Assure Is not a traditional insur-
ance program but "kind of an HMO for pets said
Hirsh, the company's director of communications.
Members pay a small fee at Lenox Hill it's a $4
monthly payroll deduction and get a 25 percent dis-
count at network providers. All animals are covered
regardless of age, infirmity or species.
Erin O'Connor, vice president for human resources
at Lenox Hill, said the program costs the hospital noth-
ing except administrative expenses.
Lenox Hill signed on after polling its employees
about what new benefits they would like. Ufe insur-
ance for spouses was the top choice, followed by car
and home insurance. Pet health insurance was No. 3.
"It did surprise me O'Connor said. "I didn't re-
ally think that many people knew it was something
that was available
Butshe added, "If you've ever had a pet get very
ill, it can be very expensive. And there are many people
who want to see everything done to save their pet, but
cost often impedes them in their ability to do that
So far 50 employees out of about 2,800 have signed
up for the pet insurance program, which went into
"We expect that we'll get additional enrollments
as it becomes an established program O'Connor said1.
The 25 percent discount may not sound like much,
but Castro noted, "It's better than what we had bet-
fore, which was nothing
He regularly pays at least $300 for a physical for
Princess, a bright-eyed 8-year-old who was dressed in
a sweater for a jaunt outdoors.
"My wife worries so much about her; anything ab-
normal, she runs to the vet Castro said.
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The East Carolinian
Neighbors fed up with stripper say yard dancing must stop
LAFAYETTE, tad. (AP)-For the past two years the
neighbors of an exotic dancer have been tolerant, even
though the woman occasionally practices her routine
in the front yard.
But now that she's incorporated a 10-foot-tall pole
into her outdoor act, and started drawing an audience
of curious high school kids and beer-drinking gawkers
the fountain of tolerance has run dry.
- Neighbors of Kim Mattes brought the issue before
Tippecanoe County officials Monday, and commis-
sioner John Knochel said it will be discussed during an
April 17 meeting.
"I would assume they're coming up with some kind
of plan of attack Knochel said about the neighbors.
"Conversations I've had with law enforcement people
indicate that she's just right on the Bne line of crossing
over into probably what's deemed public indecency
Adding to the intrigue, Mattes' white duplex is lo-
cated, pole and all, across from an Indiana State Police
"She knows the law Knochel explained. "When
law enforcement officers have been out there before
she's quoted it to them, so she's very aware of what
As are her neighbors. They allege that Mattes per-
forms routines in her yard while scantily clad, often
while school buses drive past. The activities have gone
on for two years, but the last straw was when the pole
was Installed a few weeks ago, said Mitch Robbins.
He said he was one of approximately 30 people who
spoke to police.
Mattes has an unlisted phone number and could
not be reached for comment by The Associated Press.
When contacted by the Journal and Courier of
Lafayette, Mattes had no comment.
Tippecanoe County Sheriff Dave Murtaugh con-
firmed that police have received complaints.
"We are in the middle of conducting an investiga-
tion that we're working on with the prosecutor's of-
fice he said.
Robbins said he called the police and Knochel, but
was told Mattes was within her legal rights, stepping
gingerly along the line of Indiana public indecency
laws. The show attracts high school kids and obnox-
ious men who leave beer cans strewn in the driveway,
said Mattes' next-door neighbors Jason Lowry and Tun
"I don't know how many guys we've had to run off
the yard Hopkins said.
Lowry said he asked her to stop when his parents
came over. He said she complied with the request.
Sherri Desenfants said parents have to drive past
the exhibition to take children to a nearby day care
center, which has eight to 10 children.
"Preteen girls see her Desenfants said. "What kind
of example is she setting for them?"
Knochel said he's received several e-mails and calls
from concerned neighbors.
"A lot of people are working on this he said, "but
you have to work within the law
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10 The East Carolinian
Thursday, April 13, 2000 I!
is- Lady Pirate throwers provide leadership
Video shows Knight
iNSports Illustrated broad-
casted a video of Bob Knight, In-
diana University's head basketball
coach, grabbing a player by the
neck during a practice and push-
ing him backward.
Indiana president Myles Brand
has appointed John D. Walda, the
president of the Board of Trust-
ees, and Frederick F. Eichhom, a
trustee and former president of
the Indiana State Bar Association,
to investigate whether Knight
physically abused players. This
action was taken after former
player Neil Reed accused Knight
of choking him during a 1997
Knight is also denying allega-
tions by former IU player Richard
Mandeville of coming out of the
bathroom, pants around his ;
ankles, and showing the players
soiled toilet paper, saying, This Is
how you guys are playing
These allegations.of abuse
are the latest in a fong Ijne of inci-
dents involving the coach.
During the 1997-98 season
Knight was fined $10,000 by the
Big Ten for berating referee Ted
Valentine, and last summer he
was accused by a Bloomington
man of choking him in a restau-
rant parking lot.
Frye, Clayton in
midst of career years
When Matt Munson took
over the job of head women's
track and field coach this sum-
mer, there was one aspect of his
team that he knew wouldn't
skip a beat. The Pirates boast a
strong stable of throwers who
have proven themselves this
Junior Crystal Frye placed first in the
shot put in the Pirate Relays, (file
year by placing at or near the
top of the field every week.
This success in the throw-
ing events is thanks in large
part to the efforts of juniors
Crystal Frye and Margaret
"They took pretty much the
same path to where they are
now Munson said. "They were
both talented high school
throwers and they both came
into the program and developed
into two of the best throwers in
Clayton and Frye have deep
roots in the ECU track program.
Frye is the daughter of ECU
� alumnus and former Assistant
Track Coach Curtis Frye, while
Clayton is the younger sister of
ECU track legend, Michelle
Clayton. Coming into the ECU
program, Frye and Clayton
knew they had to continue the
tradition of excellence in throw-
"Margaret has really devel-
oped over the past two years,
both as an athlete and as a team
leader Munson said. "The
hammer throw is becoming her
strongest event. Her work ethic
is outstanding, and I believe
that she could have a break-
through season this year
"Crystal Frye has come so far
in the last two to three years
here Munson said. "She came
in as a 40 41-foot shot-putter.
She has just made a step to an-
other level here, going from a
decent CAA competitor to being
one of the top kids in the ECAC.
She's paid her dues here and re-
ally made some nice steps
Frye has become contender
for the conference title in the
shot put, while Clayton is
among the favorites for the
"Crystal's planning on taking
first in the conference in the
shot and I'm planning on tak-
ing first in the conference in the
hammer Clayton said.
"But we have a deal�she's
going to take third in the shot,
and I'm going to take third In
the hammer Frye said.
Their confidence in their
high finish is well-founded. Frye
won the shot put at the inaugu-
ral Pirate Relays.
"It was great because it was
on home turf Frye said. "It was
important because it's been '
since my dad coached here that
we had a track meet. Plus, it's a
Clayton and Frye have been
in the program for three years.
They believe practicing along-
side each other has its advan-
"Wejjive each other motiva-
tion, because a lot of times when
she's not out there, sometimes I
just want to leave Clayton said.
"Just like when she's feeling
down I want to boost her up,
when I'm feeling down she �
bumps me up !
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Margaret Clayton is among'the top throwers in the CAA. (file photo)
Margaret Clayton earned All-ECAC-
honors last season, (file photo)
Keyshawn Johnson will offi-
cially join the Buccaneers
Wednesday afternoon after
agreeing to an eight-year deal
worth nearly $7 million a season,
with a signing bonus of about $13
million-a contract that dwarfs the
$2.4 million he was making with
Johnson, the two-time Pro
Bowl receiver, was traded to the
Bucs for the 13th and 27th overall
picks, making the Jets the first
team ever with four first-round
In his four NFL seasons,
Johnson has caught 305 passes
for 4,108 yards and 31 touch-
downs. He has become one of
.the league's most versatile and
"I'm excited Johnson said.
"I'm excited about the opportunity
to start over again, to go in and
prove myself all over again. I wel-
come the challenge. I think
Tampa Bay is getting a fine re-
4x400 team places sixth in Texas
Distance medley team
breaks school record
Brown, Olson out a
week into season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are
already feeling banged up just
one week into the season. Kevin
Brown is expected to miss two
weeks with a broken pinkie on his
pitching hand, and reliever Gregg
Olson is on the disabled list with
an irritated nerve in his forearm. :
Brown, who has a $105 million
contract, broke the finger on his
right hand white attempting to
bunt Saturday. He said over the
weekend that he plans to try to
play through the injury but hand i
speciarist Dr. Norman Zemel gave
him strict instructions not to pitch
for; at least two weeks.
Dodgers trainer Stan Johnson
said Brown will be allowed to
work out with the team and throw
a ball on the side. The main rea-
son to keep him out of the games
is so he doesn't aggravate the
fracture while hitting or fielding.
"I will talk to Brownie before I.
make any determination of what
we will do Johnson said.
"Brownie still thinks he can pitch
in a week, but that's not what our
medical people think
While the bulk of ECU'S
men's and women's track teams
headed to Durham for the Duke
Invitational, a few select runners
made the trip to Austin, for the
The 4x400-meter relay
squad of Lawrence Ward,
Darrick Ingram, James
Alexander and Damon Davis
headed to Texas with high
hopes. However, their sixth
place finish, behind Baylor,
Texas Christian, Texas A&M,
Texas and Oklahoma, was not
what they were looking for.
"Nothing good came out of
Texas said the Head Men's
Track Coach Rill Carson. "Ex-
cept that it was a great track
meet; they had 21,000 people
The Pirate's troubles began
early in the race.
"We got a fairly good lead-
off leg out of Lawrence Carson
said. "He went 46.4 Ingram took
the baton, came around the
breakpoint that the second, man
has to do and did a really good
job. He comes down the back
stretch and he's running well. He
gets down near the 200 mark and
he gets up on the Baylor kid.
"He settles in behind the kid
from Baylor. The Baylor kid isn't
near the quality that Ingram is,
so he backs off. Since he backs
off, Ingram has to back off, and
he loses his momentum. By that
time Texas A&M and Texas Chris-
tian box him in and he can't go.
So he loses all his momentum and
he goes 46.4 when he could have
gone a good 45
"Then James Alexander takes
the baton and tries to pass people
too fast and it's the same old
thing. He goes too fast, too soon,
and runs out of gas. He goes 48.1.
Damon gets the baton and
doesn't go the first 50 hard
enough. So, we've got some go-
ing too hard, some backing off
and some not going hard
enough Carson said.
The Durham events on Satur-
day were cut short due to rain
and high winds. However, before
the storms came through the Pi-
rates were able to put on some
strong performances. Most no-
tably, the distance medley team
broke the school record.
The team of Stu Will, Terry
Speller, Brian Beil and Justin
England set a new school record
in the distance medley with a
time of 9:58.88.
"I'm very proud of our dis-
tance medley team said Head
Cross Country Coach. Len
Klepack. "They went up against
28 teams in their heat and they
finished eleventh. Some of the
teams were Olympians, others
were all-star teams. They were
right there with them for most
of the race
Each member of the squad
ran a personal best in the event.
In the 400-meter hurdles,
Lynn Stewart placed 11th with
a time of 52.07. Stewart also
placed fifth in his heat of the
11-meter hurdles at 15.27.
In the 800 meters freshman
Ricky Bell placed 14th with a
time of 1:53.66.
"It is one of the ton fr�-sh-
nian times ever Klepa'ck said.
In the sprint events, Darren
Tuitt finished second, in his
heat in the 100 meters, fol-
lowed by Britt Cox who finished
fourth. Tuitt later would finish
third in his heat in the 200, fol-
lowed by George Chavis, who
For the women, it was Ayana
Coleman who set the pace.
Coleman placed sixth in the fi-
nals of the 400 with a time of
1:00.43. Coleman followed up.
her performance by taking fifth
in her heat in the 100-meter
In the field events, freshman
Colleen McGinn placed fifth in
the high jump with a jump of
5'6 12 Crystal Frye took sev-
enth in the shot put while team-
mate, Megan Ellis took 29th.
Toni Kilgore finished 16th in
the triple jump. Margaret
Clayton placed 17th in the
In the sprint events, Rasheca
Barrow placed first in her heats
in the 100 and 200 meters.
Freshman Demiko Picott also
took home a first place finish
in her heats. In the 4x100-
meter relay, the Lady Pirates
placed 11th with a time of
47.72 to qualify for the ECACs.
In the 800 meters Fran Lattie
ran a personal best and fin-
ished 18th with a time of
Softball sweeps Campbell,
split with Georgia Tech
record at 43-7
The ECU's Softball team
continued its success last
week against Campbell and
Hillary Halpern, the
pitcher for ECU's first game
against the Camels, struck out
16 of 23 batters and allowed
for one run on two hits and
no walks. She improved her
record for the season to 10-
1. In addition to her out-
standing pitching, Halpern
also hit the bail very well,
going a perfect 3-for-3, in-
cluding a double with one
"My pitches were all work-
ing pretty good against
Campbell said Hillary
Halpern. "Our offense was
really on, as well, and that
helped to pick up both wins
Keisha Shepperson also
had a great game offensively,
going 2-for-3 with two runs
scored, one stolen base and a
walk. The Pirates scored 5 runs
for the game to Campbell's one
Lisa Paganini pitched the
second game of the double-
header, allowing just one run
on four hits for the Lady Pi-
rates. Offensively, seven play-
ers earned a hit for ECU.
Halpern went 2-for-4 with two
RBI's and two doubles while
Beth Bridger went 2-for-3 with
one RBI, one run scored, a
double and a triple.
The Lady Pirates scored 6
runs for the game, defeating
"We pitched extremely well
tonight said Head Coach
Tracey Kee. "Hillary Halpern
did a great job striking out 16
batters, and although Lisa
Paganini only struck out one
she made it possible for us to
field the balls and get the outs
we needed. We also hit the ball
pretty well tonight. We
could've fielded better, but for-
tunately it didn't hurt us
See SOFTBALL, page 11
Kiona Kirkpatrick took part In the 4x100 squad that placed 11th. (photo by Emilv
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ECU's Brandi Benedict
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On April 8, the Lady Pirates
traveled to Georgia Tech for two
games, the first one played on
Saturday. Senior pitcher and
SASA Player of the Week Denise
Reagan allowed no runs on five
hits while ECU earned 11 runs
on 11 hits through the five in-
nings of play.
"We played extremely well -
both offensively and defen-
sively - against Georgia Tech
Saturday said Angela Manzo.
"However, Sunday, we were
struggling. We did not hit well
nor did we adjust to their
The Lady Pirates routed the
Yellow Jackets in a shut out, 11-
"We hit the ball really well
today Coach Kee said. "The
team came out and played re-
ally well offensively and defen-
sively. Reagan pitched a great
game and she had the hitting
to back her up and get her the
shutout. Amekea McDougald
hit really well today. She had
four hits and basically led our
The Lady Pirates faced the
Yellow Jackets again on Sunday
in the first-ever South Atlantic
Softball Alliance series. ECU
scored first in the third inning
with back-to-back doubles by
Jessica Critcher and Keisha
Shepperson to give the Lady
Pirates a 1-0 lead. Beth Bridger
hit a solo homerun in the fourth
to increase ECU's lead to 2-0.
The Yellow Jackets held ECU
for the rest of the game and
scored three runs in the bottom
of the seventh inning to pick up
the win. Laurie Davidson
pitched 3.1 innings for ECU, al-
lowing one run on five hits while
Denise Reagan pitched the, re-
mainder of the game, allowing
two runs on four hits and pick-
ing up the loss (19-3). After the
loss, the Lady Pirates' record
stands at 43-7.
The Lady Pirates will travel
to UNC-Wilmington Thursday,
April 13th to face the Seahawks ,
in a double-header. Game time ,
is set for 2.00 p.m.
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tion, his attorney said Tuesday, even though charges may be weeks
away, if they come at all.
� On Tuesday, Chmura's name was at the center of radio talk
shows and water-cooler conversations. Images of Chmura, a fan
favorite since he joined Green Bay in 1992, in a jail jumpsuit and
chains flashed on television newscasts around the state.
"It's self-evident he's hurting attorney Gerald Boyle said
"The publicity is overwhelming said Boyle, who also handled
serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer's defense. "Human nature is such that
when something is said that is negative about a person, many
people believe it. Mark recognizes that
Hartland police were still looking into allegations that Chmura
a married father of two, sexually assaulted his 17-year-old baby
sitter at a high school party at his neighbor Robert Gessert's house
early Sunday. The party was held after Waukesha Catholic Me-
morial High School's prom.
Lt. Robert Rosch said Tuesday that police were nearly finished
interviewing the 20 or so people at the party and were trying to
piece together a timeline of that night.
"We're actively going after the kids that were involved Rosch
said. "We've talked to the majority of them. We need to find out
what they saw, who was there
Investigators are also looking into whether parents supplied
alcohol for the bash. Police have sent samples of Chmura's hair
and blood to the state crime lab for analysis.
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1,010 students, stressed the party was not sanctioned by the '
school. He said he would wait until the police probe was finished
before launching his own investigation. Under school codes, drink- � �
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Chmura, 31, and Gessert, 42, arrived at the party about 3:30 '
a.m according to court records. The 17-year-old Pewaukee girl
told police she was drunk when Chmura led her into a bathroom
and had sex with her on the floor. She and Chmura said nothing "
to each other during the alleged assault, she told police.
The girl said she had known Chmura for two years from baby-
sitting his two sons, according to a search warrant. Boyle acknowl
edged Chmura was at the party, but declined to say if he had
An 18-year-old Muskego woman said Gessert fondled her in a
hot tub at the party.
Both Chmura and Gessert were arrested early Monday at their
homes, which are about a half-mile apart in the upscale Bristle- �
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Both posted $5,000 bail and were released Monday afternoon
Police recommended charges of third-degree sexual assault de-
fined as having sex with someone without consent, against both
men. Packers general manager Ron Wolf declined comment Tues
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Attorney Paul Bucher said he expects to make a decision on
whether to pursue charges by May 15, when Chmura and Gessert
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Tape shows Knight grabbing player
INDIANAPOLIS (AP)-A video tape that
shows Bob Knight grabbing a player by
the neck and pushing him backward will
be used by the university in Its investi-
gation of the Indiana basketball coach.
"Clearly, it's an Important piece of in-
formation as we continue our review "
spokesman Christopher Simpson said to
The Associated Press.
The tape of an Indiana practice was
broadcast by CNNSports Illustrated on
Two university trustees are investi-
gating Knight following recent reports
from two former players that he physi-
cally abused team members.
Last month, CNNSI reported former
player Neil Reed's accusation that Knight
choked him during a 1997 practice. The
videotape obtained by CNNSI shows
Knight grabbing a player by the neck.
The player's head appears to snap back-
It is difficult to identify the player
from the grainy tape. Reed watched it
for the first time Tuesday and said he is
"I don't need a tape to tell me what
happened he told CNNSI.
Reed transferred from Indiana after
the 1997 season.
Although Reed told CNNSI in its
March report that two assistant coaches
had to separate him and Knight, the vid-
eotape reveals no such action.
Instead, it shows Knight releasing the
player and the two walking away sepa-
rately. Reed told CNNSI on Tuesday he
still recalls the episode unfolding that
way, even though the footage shows oth-
"That's how I remember the thing
happening. As far as people coming in
between, I remember people coming be-
tween us Reed said.
Reed said Bowling Green coach Dan
Daklch, then an Indiana assistant, was
one of coaches that separated him from
Knight. Dakich denies this.
The other assistant coach Reed men-
tioned, Ron Felling, has not spoken on
the matter. But one school official thinks
Felling is the likely'source for the video-
tape CNNSI obtained. Felling left
Indiana's staff in December.
Indiana associate athletic director
Steve Downing told "The Herald Times"
of Bloomington today that Felling told
him last month he preserved a tape of
the practice in question and was holding
it as his "trump card "
Felling was out of town and could not
be reached for comment Tuesday, "The
Downing told the newspaper he spoke
with Knight after CNNSI contacted uni-
versity officials Tuesday about the vid-
eotape. He said Knight had heard rumors
about such a tape and told university
officials about it.
Downing said Knight told him he
wanted the tape to be shown to a two-
man committee investigating what hap-
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Last month Indiana president Myles
Brand appointed John Walda, the presi-
dent of the Board of Trustees, and
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president of the Indiana State Bar Asso-
ciation, to investigate whether Knight
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to view the tape.
"The tape does seem to shed some
light on the reported incident between
coach Knight and Neil Reed Walda told
CNNSI. "Now it will be up to us to con-
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Prosecutors outline IBF bribery
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP)-The careers of young box-
ers were stifled because International Boxing Fed-
eration (IBF) founder Robert W. Lee corrupted
one of the sport's major sanctioning organiza-
tions, a prosecutor told a federal jury Tuesday.
No fewer than 32 bribes to Lee would be shown
during the trial, each corroborated by more than
one witness or piece of evidence, Jose P. Sierra,
assistant U.S. attorney, said in his opening state-
Lee and others in the IBF are accused of tak-
ing $338,000 in bribes to rig its rankings, which
play a big role in determining who a boxer fights
and how much he earns.
Jurors are to hear 83 of the hundreds of un-
dercover tapes, including videotapes showing
payoffs, recorded by the IBF's longtime rankings
committee chairman, C. Douglas Beavers, after
he became a government informant, Sierra said.
"Time and again, you will see defendant Lee
Sr. discuss the ratings and you will see how
little the ratings have to do with a fighter's wins
and losses, the caliber of his opponents, and the
method of winning and losing Sierra said, cit-
ing the IBF's own criteria. '
"What you will hear is that Don King practi-
cally owned defendant Lee Sr Sierra said, as-
serting that Lee routinely favored fighters pro-
moted by King, one of boxing's most powerful
King and 13 other promoters and managers
are considered un-indicted coconspirators in the
case by the government.
The racketeering trial of Lee and his son, Rob-
ert W. Lee Jr who served as his assistant in the
IBF, is expected to last three months. The most
serious charge, racketeering, carries up to 20
years in prison, and they also face conspiracy,
bribery and tax evasion charges.
Lee Srs defense lawyer, Gerald Krovatin,
questioned why the government was meddling
in a private business, and suggested that Bea-
vers became the FBI's key informant because his
own schemes were collapsing.
Regarding the taped conversations, "You'll see
that Beavers lives in the realm of the vague and
the ambiguous Krovatin said.
Beavers, a Virginia boxing commissioner, is
among she witnesses whom the government has,
agreed not to prosecute in return for their coop-1
eration, Sierra said. The others include boxing;
promoters and managers, including German arms'
dealer Wilfrid Saueriand.
Krovatin sought to minimize the role of sanc-
tioning groups, contending that promoters wish!
they could deal only with television, especially;
the cable outlets, which the lawyer contended;
hold the real power in the sport.
"You will hear that boxing is, let's face it, show!
business Krovatin said.
Krovatin also touched on race, noting that "the!
IBF is the only major sanctioning body in profes
sional sports run by an African-American
Race also surfaced when Krovatin affixed aj
gaudy IBF championship belt around his waist;
and said, "If the belt fits, you must acquit Just!
kidding paraphrasing lawyer Johnnie Cochran's'
refrain during the O.J.iimpson criminal trial.
Last month, Krovatin succeeded in adding!
questions to the jury questionnaire on whether!
race played a role in the Simpson trials. U.S. Dis
trict Judge John W. Bissell has barred Lee, 66, of I
Fanwood, from any participation in the East Or
ange-based IBF, pending outcome of the trial. At '
the request of prosecutors, Bissell appointed a
monitor to oversee the group in January.
Sierra told jurors the IBF operated on a "pay
for-play" basis since its inception in 1983, with!
two episodes involving heavyweight George Fore-
Details of the Foreman matter surfaced
through court filings in the months since Lee and' J
three other IBF officials were indicted in Novem-
ber. None of the 23 boxers, all mentioned by
number in the indictment, have been charged.
Sierra said Foreman promoter Bob Arum will
testify how he funneled $100,000 to the IBF for a
special exception-sanctioning a title fight between: j
Foreman and the unranked Axel Schulz in 1995�
with an additional $100,000 to be paid after the;
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From left to right: Wayne
Parsons, Will Thomason,
Dutchess Taft, Fred Bissinger,
and Doug Yale.
ECU Dining Services congratulates Will Thomason
and Dontay Barrett for being the first employees to
be recognized for providing outstanding customer
service. Will works at the Juice Bar in the Student Rec
Center and was awarded a 27' stereo TV for his efforts.
Dontay works at the Galley and was awarded a Sony
Playstation. All ECU Dining Services employees have
the opportunity to earn rewards for doing their part
to provide extraordinary customer service as part of
Customers First! We encourage all who dine with
us to take part in recognizing outstanding service.
From left to right: Wayne
Parsons, Doug Yale,
Dontay Barrett, Wilton
Brown, Rebecca Reynaud
and Dan Sokolovic.
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SUBLEASE PIRATE'S Cove 1-2
rooms available with own bathroom,
free cable, water and electricity includ-
ed. Available starting May. Rent ne-
gotiable call Matt at 758-5286.
LOOKING FOR a place to live?
www.housing101.net.Your move off
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GLADIOLUS GARDENS 6 Jasmine
Gardens accepting deposits for fall se-
mester. 1 bedroom $350 per month.
2 bedroom starting at $410. Wain-
right Property Management 756-6209.
CYPRESS GARDENS 1 bedroom
$395-$420. 2 bedrooms $475-$500.
Basic cable 6 water and sewer includ-
ed. Available now and accepting ap-
plications for fall semester Wainright
Property Management 756-6209.
WALK TO ECU 1.2.3,4 or 5 Bedrms.
(no flooding), available June. July, or
August. Call 321-4712 leave message.
WESLEY COMMONS North. 1 bed-
room $340. 2 bedrooms $410. Wa-
ter and sewer included. Available now
and pre leasing for fall semester. Wain-
right Property Management 756-6209.
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
WALK TO ECU. 1 bedroom apt.
$300month. available now. 125
Avery Street Call 758-6596. ask for
3 BEDROOM 1 bath $700. 2 Bed-
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
TWO BEDROOM duplex. 2 blocks
from ECU. Available June 1st. Central
heat and air. Wood floors. Washer Dry-
er hook-up. $450month $600 depos-
it. Call 752-5536 leave a message.
APARTMENT AVAILABLE June 1.
Eastgate Village. Two bedroom, one
bath. WD hookup, balcony, cathedral
ceilings. Only one previous owner.
$485.00 month. Call 830-0903.
ECU MALE or female student to share
2 bedroom apt. starting in mid-June
at Wyndham Circle through Fall and
Spring semester. Rent $220 12 util-
ities. Call Rich. 931-9256.
FEMALE ROOMMATE needed. Move
in now $260 per month rent plus 13
utilities. Close to downtown and cam-
pus. Call 215-0953 leave message. �
HOUSE TO share preferably female
grad student, nonsmoking serious
student but laid back. Available mid-
May or short term summer session.
Leave message at 830-2158 Abby.
FEMALE ROOMMATE needed to
share two bedroom. 1 12 bath apt.
starting late Mayearly June. Call 754-
STUDIOUS NONSMOKING male
roommate needed ASAP. Three bed-
room, private bath, washer, dryer, etc.
$300.00 month plus 13 utilities. Call
752-7136 or email
FEMALE NONSMOKING studious
roommate needed to share 3 bedroom
3 bath new apartment. $250 plus 1
3 utilities for June-May 2001. No pets,
private phone line. Call 931-9467.
FEMALE ROOMMATE needed ASAP
to share large four bedroom house.
Close to campus, across from art build-
ing. $189month washerdryer. Small
yard. 329-8354, great place to live!
ROOMMATE NEEDED ASAP 13
rent. 13 bills- Nice duplex with wash-
er and dryer, personal drive, gas logs,
and small yard. All appliances and
small storage. Please call 551-6939.
ROOMMATE WANTED starting mid-
May to share a 3 bdr2 bth fairly new
house on ECU bus route 225mo
13 utilities 752-9772.
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.
NEED RELIABLE trustworthy person
for cleaning service. Daytime hours.
Residential cleaning. Flexible hours.
Vehicle, phone, valid driver's license
required. Maid Spotless 321-6699.
EXOTIC DANCERS $1000-$ 1500
weekly. Legal lap dancing. No experi-
ence needed Age 18 up, all national-
ities. 919-680-7084 Goldsboro.
EARN $6.60 and up. Tuition. Painters
now hiring in Greenville, Washington,
and surrounding areas. No experience
necessary. Chances for advancement.
Call 347-1366 or 353-4831.
WANTED: NON-smoking. depend-
able student with own transportation.
To care for energetic five and seven
year olds for the summer break. Ref-
erences needed. Call 752-7787 after
5:30 pm to set up interview.
WANTED: PAYING $6.50hr plus bo-
riuses for qualified telemarketers. No
Friday or Saturday work. Hours 5:00-
9:00 PM Monday - Wednesday; 4:00-
9:00 PM Sunday. Call Energy Savers
Windows 6 Doors, Inc. at 758-8700.
ANDY'S CHEESESTEAKS and
Cheeseburgers now hiring oookswait-
staff for upcoming locations at Bells
Fork and Frontgate Shopping Center
near PCC. Stop in and pick up appli-
cation at 10th St. location between
3pm-6pm. No phone calls.
SEEKING GOAL-oriented individual
with strong self-initiative, good com-
munication, time management skills,
and professionalism. Position involves
finance, volunteer recruitment, and
program coordination. Bachelor's de-
gree and relocation required within
Eastern N.C. Fax resume to Scout Dis-
trict Executive 252-522-9707.
WE NEED 10-12 girls to participate
every weekend in a traveling bikini con-
test. Training provided. Cash awards
for winners, $25 "gas money" if you
do not win a cash prize. I have worked
with dozens of ECU girls in photogra-
phy. Please contact Carolina Mer-
maids- Paul Hronjak, 4413 Pinehurst
Dr Wilson. NC 27896 or call (262)
237-8218 or e-mail me at hronjakOsinv
RESTAURANT RUNNERS now hiring
drivers 2-way radios allow for unpar-
alleld freedom to study, watch tv, or
visit friends while waiting for an or-
der. Perfect hours for students 756-
BEVERAGE CART and Snack Bar At-
tendant needed at the Greenville Re-
creation and Parks Dept. Bradford
Creek Golf Course. Excellent working
conditions. Employee is responsible for
greeting guest, taking and filling or-
ders for food and beverage, and col-
lecting payments. Light set up and
cleehing duties in Snack Bar and Bev-
erage Cart. Also works on Beverage
Cart selling beverages on the course.
Approximately 50 of work is indoors.
50 outdoors. Must be available &
willing to work 4-5 hour shifts between
10am & 6pm Monday through Friday
and Weekends from 9am to 6pm.
Must be at least 18 years of age and
have dependable transportation. Pay
is $5.15 per hour plus tips. Applica-
tions are available at Human Resourc-
es. City of Greenville. 201 Martin L.
King Jr. Dr. For additional information
call Human Resources at 329-4492 or
Bradford Creek Golf Course. 329-4657.
BASEBALL: EX-highschool pitcher
needed to throw Little League batting
practice: Must throw strikes: April
through June; $10.00session. 756-
Now Taking Leases for
1 bedroom, 2 bedroom &
WANT A BREAK?
$100 off Security Deposit
until May 5,2000!
1 or 2 bedrooms,
1 bath, range, refrigerator,
laundry facilities, 5 blocks
ECU bus services.
New Renovated Spacious
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Pets Allowed with Deposit.
NO CREDIT check. Cellular Phones
Pagers. ABC Phones 931-0009. 316-D
East 10th St. (next to Papa Oliver's Piz-
FOR SALE: couch and loveseat100.
kitchen table with four chairs $120.
TV stand $10. bookshelf $20. Great
for just starting out. Call 830-0903.
SURF BOARDS: 5' 10" Mayhem. 6'4"
Xanado. 6' 11" pintailTravel Gun- nev-
er ridden. Prices neg. All under $200.
Call Mike 329-8848.
98 SEADOO XP limited 2 seater. Cov-
er, 3 life jackets Triton trir. Asking
$7000 252-985-0165 after 5pm.
SOFA AND recliner. $175. Bedroom
set- queen headboard, nightstand.
large amoire and bureau. $200 all
great condition! Call 757-8758.
QJUEEN SIZE waterbed with two at-
taching side tables $80. Call Angela
FOR SALE: drop leaf dining table with
4 chairs. Microwave oveo�2 end ta-
bles, coffee table. 2 halogen lamps,
blue hide-a -bed sofa. Call David or
Stacey at 329-8976.
LOSE WEIGHT and make $money$
Lose 7-29 lbs per month. Earn up to
$ 1200 month. 19 years of guaranteed
results! Call 757-2292 for Free Consul-
MODELS WANTED: If you are
unique, outgoing and have a pleasant
personality, this could be you. Inter-
net based club wear site needs up to
3 models for club clothes, bikinis and
lingerie. There is no nudity, but lots of
sexy clothes. Must be 18 years or old-
er. You won't get rich, but you'll be in-
ternational! Be prepared to impress on
Tuesday. April 18th only between
11AM and 6PM at 223 West 10th
Street Suite 107 (inside Wilcar Execu-
tive Center) up the street from Krispy
Kreme and around the corner from
$$FUNDRAISER$$ OPEN to student
groups or organizations. Earn $5 per
MC app. We supply all materials at
no cost. Call for info or visit our web-
site. 1-800-932-0528 X 65 www.ocm-
APPOINTMENT SETTING telemar-
keters. Full-time or part-time. Flexi-
ble hours. Great for students or ca-
reer marketers. Health insurance, paid
vacation. Great pay plus benefits and
bonuses. Call Thermal -Gard 355-0210.
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 6
Golf, Waterfront and Pool activities,
and speciality activities including an.
dance, theater, gymnastics, newspa-
per, rocketry & radio. Great Salaries,
room, board, and travel. June 17th-Au-
jgust 16th. Enjoy a great summer that
promises to be unforgettable. Check
out our web site and apply on line at
www.greatcampjobs.com or call 1-
CHILD CARE needed for 2 children
ages 4 yrs and 3 mos. Flexible hours
(10-20 hours) week days. Child care
experience a must. Call Becky at 355-
DONT 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.
CHILDCARE NEEDED for 8 year old
boy (June 12-August 11) Monday-Fri-
day 8 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Must have own
transportation, be able to swim, pre-
fer non-smoker, and have references.
Please call 355-7597 after 3 p.m.
r roper I
; FEMALE ROOMMATE needed to
� share 2 BR apt. on ECU busline be-
! ginning Aug. 1st. Must be neat and
' responsible. Smokers welcome $225
� month plus 12 utilities. Call Julie �
- FEMALE STUDENT wanted to share
! 2BR 2B duplex. $365.00 includes util-
; ities. basic cable, wd. Must love pets.
� Call Suzanne at 752-1351.
; FROOMMATE NEEDED to share 2
bedroom 2.5 bath townhouse with
! washer and dryer. Must love dogs!
' Room available in June but call ASAP
RESPONSIBLE NONSMOKING fe-
male roommate to share two bedroom
' duplex. Washerdryer. 262month
plus 12 utilities. Grad student pre-
ferred. Available in May. Call Emily
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.
NEEDED ASAP roommate nonsmok-
ing to share four bedroom house. Want
responsible school oriented people to
apply. $215.00 mthly utl. Call 752-
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We Relish Students
Thursday, Rpril 13.88 � National Day in Chad
barefoot on the mall
D. Miccah Smith
a preview for 2000
Barefoot on the Mall
is coming back for its
21st year from noon to 6
p.m. on Thursday, April
27 on the mall in front of
Stephen Gray, director
of student activities, said
they're hoping for better
weather this year.
"Last year it got
windy and cold over-
night he said. "We
usually make the decision
on where the night
before, we just got sur-
The giveaways this
year are many - if minor,
no cars or anything - 700
T-shirts, water guns,
Kazoos, and 22 ounce
Whereas last year's
Barefoot introduced five
novelty events, this year
will present seven: the
human flytrap (where
you put on the velcro suit
and jump on the wall),
the giant slide and the
obstacle course the
bungee run (which are
both pretty self-explana-
tory), the bouncy boxing
with the big gloves, pole
joust (the way American
Gladiators used to do it:
get up on the pylon and
try to knock the each
other off), and the gyro-
scope (for those with
They're also bringing
in a three-story climbing
tower from New Bern
which will be operated by
climbing experts from the
Student Recreation Cen-
ter. All of the novelties
are closing at 5 p.m.
The booked bands are
Collapsis, Jah Works and
the headliner Cravin'
Cravin' Melon - Doug Jones, JJ Bowers, Jimbo Chapman and Rick Reames - is scheduled to headline this year's Barefoot.
Melon. The winner of The Annual Barefoot Battle of the Bands, the Banditos, will
be invited to open the festivities.
"The bands were recommended by a entertainment sub-committee which
listened to many CDs and made their choices Gray said.
Bands were chosen on the basis of availability and cost.
There will be booths for the student-run organizations; of the 230 groups,
Barefoot is expecting around 35 groups to be there. At the time this story went to
press, no groups had reserved a booth.
All the events, bands and contests are paid for by student fees. Barefoot is one of
seven committees that receives a cut of the fees, which amounts to $25,000.
"We want to give the students something to help unwind before exams said
junior Adam Mitchell, chair of the Barefoot committee.
The theme of this year's Barefoot will be a two-parter. The major theme will be
"Pirates of the Caribbean but there will also be a sub-theme of "no shirt or shoes
In case of inclement weather the festivities will be moved to Minges instead of
Christenbury Gym, like last year.
Volunteer positions are still available to help run the events. For more informa-
tion, contact Kay Boyd at the Student Union Office at 328-4715. More information
will follow in future TECs as plans develop.
This writer can be contacted at ksmithmec.ecu.edu.
TEC wants everyone to
Photo by Garrett McMillan
Our current editor-in-chief, Holly Harris (right), has been
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SOMETHING FUNKY IN THE STATE OF THE UNION
D. Miccah Smith
Fountainhead Flee Reporter
Student attendance of last week's George Clinton concert at Minges
Coliseum is a source of disappointed puzzlement to Student Union
officials. They can only guess why that out 18,000 students, less
than 2,000 came out to see the world-class recording artist.
"We felt that enough students would know the a"
name that we'd at least get 2,500 tickets sold �C$
said Stephen Gray, associate director of
But, despite a local marketing
blitz, which included the help of
WZMB, distribution of eye-
catching posters and sale of tickets
at businesses and area colleges, the
funk came and went Sunday night W
before a crowd of about 1,600 people.
The Student Union was left
holding a huge tab for expenses and
talent fees, and tickets sales were nowhere
near enough to cover it. Now, event
organizers are wondering why the concert,
while a musical success, was doomed to
"Something like George Clinton you shouldn't have to market said Mike
Silverman, who assists Student Union President Dennis Norton. "It's a disappoint-
ment when we bring such a big act and people aren't interested in going
Poor attendance has plagued Student Union events for years, as students have
shown decreasing interest in what the organization offers.
Patrick Edwards, chair of the Student Union's Popular Entertainment Committee,
called the concert attendance "pathetic
"We just don't get the turnouts he said. "And that's pretty much how it is for
every Student Union event
Gray cited the sold-out Allman Brothers show in 1995 as the last well-attended
event in recent history.
"I think the Student Union is frustrated, finding out what the
students want to see The Union) worked so hard to promote
the show That's why they're disappointed more than
anything else he said, listing student apathy and procrastina-
tion as major factors in the low ticket sale count.
"Everybody wanted to win free tickets, and a lot of
people had never even heard of George Clinton said
WZMB employee Ross Rauschkolb. "I'm wondering how
people are so lazy, not to walk down to Mendenhall and
get their tickets
"What is it students are looking for?" Edwards
said. "The possibility of big events is always an
option, but if students can't spend $15 to see what is
virtually a legacy in a genre of music, there's no chance of
them getting these large-name bands that they're aspiring to see
here at ECU The students do not back the Student Union
Laura Windley, chair of the Spectrum Committee, said students often
inquire about bands they'd like to see the Student Union bring to campus. But,
without revenues from less expensive shows like George Clinton, Windley said,
hiring the more expensive acts won't be possible.
"The less the students support us, the less we can do for everybody she
said. "We need the income from the shows to build up and have more money for
the next show
At the concert, Student Union members watched as students became dissatis-
fied with the Parliament Funkadeiic, which took the stage 45 minutes after the
scheduled time. Some students forfeited their tickets by leaving before, or shortly
after, the beginning of the concert.
"The band did show up, the band did play Edwards said. "They might have
started late, but I apologize for it; I had no control
Chances for another big concert in the near future are slim.
"I think we're going to limit the scope of the shows for awhile said Gray,
who nevertheless remains optimistic that one day the Student Union will hit the
perfect combination: a widely appealing show at a good price. "We're not giving
up We're going to keep giving the students entertainment
This writer can be contacted at email@example.com.
Suggestions for a better hegger
My next door neighbor and I threw a keg party a few weeks ago. We hosted about 40 people on
one keg between our two apartments, with no throw-ups and no fights. But, we did learn valuable
lessons that night, lessons we wished someone had told us before. I am now going to impart my
new-found keg party wisdom onto you.
A Invitation only.
f j We personally invited
V our friends and made
certain that they
approved it with us before
they brought guests, mostly so
we wouldn't have anybody
puking on the carpet or
smashing glass out in the
street. Everyone that came
was a responsible drinker.
They were all vouched for.
Having no uninvited guests
was a wise decision. Some of
them even helped clean up
the next morning.
(5��� Charge. We
) thought it would be
E ' tacky to charge for keg
cups. Instead, we put
out a bowl and asked every-
With the exception of Edward Oliver on the left, who apparently prefers canned beer,
too much, (photo by Garett McMillan, who was also there)
one who came in the door for donations. The problem was, a lot
of people, even though they were our friends, decided that this
was an excellent opportunity for free beer. Some of them thought
they were such good friends that we surely didn't mean to charge
them. Some of them thought they didn't have enough beer to
warrant payment. And some of them just forgot. Even when I ran
around offering up my chest so people could shove money down
my lacy tank top, I still had no takers. For an $80 keg, we got back
$32. Not charging was a bad
idea. People will pay $2-$3 a
cup; they apparently will not
pay unless they have to.
Keep people outside.
L This is the best thing
t j about a ground-floor
apartment. If people are
outside, they aren't
spilling beer on your rug. They
can stretch out and not take up
of all your furniture. Chances
are, if the keg is outside and it's
not too cold, the people will stay
there too. We had a lot less mess
because most of the guests
congregated around the keg. It
was also helpful to have lawn
furniture. I suggest those $4
stackable chairs they have at
these guys are enjoying the keg a little
from p. 4
(A. Watch for drivers. Someone should be established early as the key-keeper, the person
j who makes certain no one drives unless they are sober. We neglected to give this enough
: thought, and never really noticed when people were leaving. I know at least one person
did, in fact, drive home drunk from our party without our knowledge. Fortunately,
nothing came of it, but the fact is still unsettling. Also prepare enough space for people to crash
so they don't feel obligated to go home. I had five people passed out in chairs and on the floor
when 1 went to bed.
(J Create a make-out room. Nothing is more irritating at a party than seeing people
make out on your furniture. We established a make-out room in each apartment, created
- j from the pantry area in the kitchen. I had to clean mine out so nobody would notice that
it was the previous kitty-poopey area, and then 1 put down a blanket and some pillows.
My neighbor had a blacklight in hers; my light was red. That way, couples could slip into the
room and have a little hanky-panky without turning everyone else's stomach. But, you'll want
to put a sign on the door for when it's occupied, especially if there is no lock.
Take pictures. People do funny things when they're drunk. It always pays to have
evidence that you can pull out in the future to remind people of how dumb they are.
Be around. If I had a dollar for every time someone hollered out my name during the
party, it would have paid for the thing. People apparently need the host all the time, even
when she's in the make-out room with her boyfriend. I don't know why.
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Foreigner" a huge success
Performers went through 1,254 apples, 914 eggs, 832
chicken breasts and gallons of Tang during the first year it was
The department of theatre and dance brought "The For-
eignerthe acclaimed play by Larry Shue that is said to combine
Howdy Doody with Machiavelli, to ECU last week.
"This is a wonderfully funny show where the jokes and gags
come fast and furious said Director Robert Caprio. "It doesn't
have a life changing plot, the characters are not deep and
mysterious, and it doesn't have a social agenda. It's just knee-
The plot revolves around the character of Charlie, who is
from England and has come to visit his friend Froggy Le Seur, a
British demolitions expert training on an Army base In rural
Georgia. Charlie's wife is seriously ill and lies in a hospital in
London, but she has had 23 affairs and wishes to have nothing
to do with him. So Charlie retreats to Georgia to think about the
future of his marriage.
The key issue is that Charlie has a morbid fear of idle
conversations with strangers. To remedy this, Le Seur tells the
locals that his guest is from another country and he doesn't
understand or speak English.
The play accelerates when Charlie stumbles across some of
the dirty laundry of the town. The townspeople, thinking that
he is, in effect, deaf to their conversations, carry on personal and
confidential conversations as if he wasn't there.
During the play, Charlie manages to expose a fake minister
who has a pregnant fiancee and who preaches pacifism but is
mixed up with the local Ku Klux Klan. He also exposes a plan by
the local branch of the KKK to take over the lodge owned by Le
Seur's friend, Betty Meeks, and turn it into their headquarters.
Ironically, it is the town idiot, Ellard, who tries to teach
Charlie English, and the town is astounded by the quickness
with which he learns.
In the end, Charlie manages to save the lodge, expose the
minister, save someone's inheritance and conquer his fear all in
the same play.
The play, hit hard by critics who said the play lacked
sophistication, was kept alive on Broadway for over two years by
word-of-mouth of the audiences. It was performed a record-
breaking 700 times at the Astor Theatre in New York.
"I had to attend this performance for class so I was expecting
the worst said student Daniel Vitale. "But not only was it
Cast members of "Foreigner" pull off sophisticated laughs, (photo courtesy of theater arts)
funny, I enjoyed it and it kept my attention the whole time
"I had a reaLgood time said Wendy Merritt, another member of the audience. "In between all the
gags and funny lines was something that really was enjoyable
Where the success for this play lies is up for debate. Past directors have put the production's
success on the shoulders of the actor who plays the role of Charlie. This role, taken on by Jeremy
Woodard, was definitely a key to the ECU version. Woodard fit the character's persona perfectly
offering a shy, timid look with facial expressions that added that little bit extra.
Others have emphasized the comedy that lies within the characters and their situations Again
this did not go unnoticed. Andrew McNeal added so much to the performance of Ellard Simms that at
times it was as though he upstaged any action on the stage. The cast and the stage design comple-
mented each other well to provide a great overall performance and an enjoyable evening.
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Real Pread, Sans Orangina
There's a little place downtown most people don't know about; it's called the Swiss Chalet and
they have real bread.
Nouhe preservative-filled, plastic-bagged, mass-produced stuff you find on the shelf at Harris
Teeter. No this is the real thing, the kind of bread that hardens into an inedible rock of diamond-
breaking dough if you don't eat it the day you buy it. It's the kind of bread they serve in Switzer-
land or France or Belgium. It's the kind you carry home under your arm with no bag because you
can t resist nibbling. '
The Swiss Chalet is colder than any eatery has the right to be, but the smell of baking bread
and pastries warms up your taste buds to an overwhelming desire to purchase the immensely
fattening eclair that dances at you from behind the glass case. Those pastries consume your mind
for as long as you're in the shop. They dare you to resist.
If you've never been to Europe, this is a microcosm of the French-speaking portion where
baguettes flow as fast as wine in the vineyards. For those who have spent time in the old country
the Swiss Chalet has the bread you've been lusting after since the day you got back
The place feels a little like a coffee shop. You can get coffee there, of course, or an expensive
bottled drink from the case. The only thing they're missing is Orangina, the most hard to find
French wonder-drink ever made.
The prices are a little steep, but it feels so worth it when the cream-filled thing of beauty
squishes down on your tongue. Don't go to the Swiss Chalet expecting cheap American preserved
The Swiss Chalet, (photo by Kenny Smith)
bread and pastry prices; you get what you pay for.
The Swiss Chalet is located in the shopping center next to
Krispie Kreme on Charles Street. Their hours are 7 a.mlO p m
every day of the week. For more information, call 830-8804.
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tween all the
rims that at
Ever had camembert and walnut pizza? No? That's because
it's gourmet. It's weird, so it must be better. That, at least, was
my motivation in choosing to serve it at a dinner party last
I invited three friends over to eat a home-made meal and
drink Dr. Pepper while discussing adult topics as we watched -
you guessed it - professional wrestling. Welcome to the world of
Going to a friend's place for dinner is a nice, mellow
activity for people who want someone else to cook for and
clean up after them. For those of us who throw these little get
togethers, it's an excuse to spend way more money and time on
dinner than your usual Lean Cuisine microwave linguine
I figured out pretty much right away that this was not
going to be the Style Magazine kind of expensive theme party.
Actually it was kind of expensive because camembert is a very
expensive cheese and I had to use a lot of it to make two pizzas. You
might want to go with something a little less exotic, like, I don't
know, American (The original recipe called for gorgonzola). Person-
ally, I didn't care much for the walnuts either and ended up scrap-
ing mine off, although everyone else seemed to enjoy them. That is,
unless they were lying to me to be polite since they knew I'd spent '
way too much money on French cheese and nuts that were really
hard to find in the grocery store. So maybe substitute walnuts with,
I don't know, pepperoni.
Originally I was going to make a salad, but since we were
drinking Dr. Pepper instead of wine I decided it wasn't formal
enough to bother with vegetables, so now I have a cucumber and
some extra carrots in my crisper. Want some? I'll end up meaning to
eat them for about two months until I finally decide they've had it
and throw them away, but not until after they've grown a few extra
appendages into their mushy little sides and reached out to grab me
like that moldy old ham sandwich in those orange juice commer-
cials. I mean, come on, man! If your sandwich starts talking to you
about orange juice, it's been in there too long. At any rate, we
skipped the salad and went straight to the pizza. We later had ice
cream sundaes for dessert.
The dinner party provides'a good opportunity to talk. It gives
you something rewarding to do while you all have a conversation.
After you spend the money and the time and the effort, just
hanging out with friends is a nice way to spend an evening in your
home, small as it may be.
The overwhelming success came at the end of the night when
one of my guests who never really saw anything special in pro-
wrestling slid right up in front of the screen and started shouting at
one of the wrestlers to kick the other one in a very naughty place. I
felt like we had accomplished something then. Isn't that what being
an adult is all about?
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(top) Camembert and walnut pizza, all done and ready to eat.
(bottom right) Garrett the guest stuffs his face. He doesn't seem to
mind the walnuts.
(left) I've heard
some nasty rumors
that some of you
don't believe my
friends and I stay
sober at these
functions. Do you
see the soda? No
alcohol, just caffeine,
Emily the guest
thinks she can cram
the whole thing in
her mouth, pan and
all. She's really
(all photos by Garrett
McMillan and Emily
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