Volume 74, Issue 104;
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23 days to go until Graduation
Funeral services will be held for Shan-
non Meek at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 21 at
the Eureka Presbyterian Church in Whis-
pering Pines, N.C. An open memorial ser-
vice will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April
25 in Hendrix Theatre.
Friday, April 21 is a state holiday. Uni-
versity offices are closed and no classes
will be held.
The Student Loans office will hold Exit
Interviews April 24-25 at 2:30 p.m. in
Room 1003 of the General Classroom
Building. If you are a recipient of a Perkins
or Nursing Student loan you are required
to attend an Exit Interview if you meet one
of the following conditions: graduating in
May 2000,dropping below half-time or oth-
erwisemot returning to ECU for Fall se-
mester 2000. If unable to attend one of
these meetings, call 328-6816 to schedule
an appointment time.
Events for the 30th anniversary Earth
Day will include a clean up of the Tar River
by paddlers in canoes in conjunction with
The Environmental Conservation Organi-
zation of ECU. The work begins at 9 a.m.
Saturday, April 22 at the Falkland boat
ramp. Clean up will end at the Greenville
Town Common where a celebration with
speakers, music, exhibits and eco-games
will begin at 1 p.m. Contact: Joseph
Luczkovich, Institute for Coastal and Ma-
rine Resources 328-1759 or 328-1847.
Epsilon Nu Eta, the national honor so-
ciety for environmental health profession-
als, will induct four honorary members at
its Celebrate Earth Day 2000 meeting to-
day at 11 a.m. in Room 105 of the Belk (Al-
lied Health) Building on Charles Street.
The inductees are: Kelly Davis, a wildlife
biologist and educator; Tom Pohlman, an
environmental health and safety manager
at ECU; Malcolm Green, the general man-
ager of the Greenville Utilities Commis-
sion; and Jackie Ponder, founder of the
annual "Unnatural Resources Fair
The handicap parking violation fine at
ECU was increased from $50 to $100. The
state law, House Bill 143, mandates that
the fine be at least $100, but no more than
ECU'S Best Practices Expo will provide
information about the latest and most inno-
vative uses of technology in teaching. The
program begins with lunch today at noon
in the Great Room in Mendenhall Student
Center and continues until 5 p.m. Educa-
tion technology experts from ECU and
from other campuses and organizations
will talk about the challenges that confront
those using computers and the Internet in
education. The keynote address will be
given by William Graves, one of the lead-
ing authorities on the role of the Internet in
Vote online at tec.ecu.edu
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Some buildings not
up to standards
Carolyn Herold and Angela Harne
STAFF WRITER AND ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
Yesterday, the Disabilities, Support Services (DSS)
and disabled students toured the campus seeking to
identity areas that present problems for them, along
with areas that are up to par for their needs.
The walk began at 2 p.m. in front of the General
Classroom Building (GCB). The group examined The
Wright Place, Austin, Rawl, Whichard, and Howell
Science Complex for accessibility problems.
According to Kathy Fulcher, a senior and spokes-
woman for I )SS, there is generally a low level of aware-
ness when it comes to disabled students' needs.
Fulcher said that in some classroom buildings, like
in Brewster, there are no desks that handicapped stu-
dents can readily use, so disabled students are forced to
drag around a desk wherever they go.
Though some departments did meet their standards,
others were right on target with disabled students' needs.
Fulcher said that when the renovations are complete,
the new Student Health Center will be a prime example
of a building that offers full accessibility. The new build-
ing will be fully compliant with all the guidelines
mapped out by law. Currently, Belk, Aycock, Scott and
Jones Residence Halls are not handicap accessible.
Christenbury Gym, Whichard and parts of the Old Caf-
eteria Complex are also unavailable to those students in
According to Fulcher, the last tour of this type was
done five years ago. "We really need to heighten aware-
ness she said.
Fulcher said she had requested students, faculty and
staff to state potential problem sites by e-mail or phone
before the tour.
"We did not re-
ceive any reports about huge problems said C.C.
Rowe, director of DSS. "We just got concerns with
small problems that can be fixed, like curb cuts and
Anna Castillo, a senior and stroke victim of right
cardiovascular accident (CVA) attended the walk and
said she hopes ECU will become more handicapped
friendly. She said that she believes that many on cam-
pus walk around with blindfolds on.
"I attended the walk not only for myself, but for
all students with both long and short term disabili-
ties Castillo said. "I wish people on campus were
more sensitive to those not as fortunate as them-
Castillo said disabled students are promoting the
See HANDICAP, page 3
McCubrey seeb to find
why good cells go bad
Students mourn loss of one of their own
Dr. James McCubrey of The Brody School of Medicine at ECU
recently received a grant from the National Institutes of Health
(NIH)-National Oncer Institute to study why healthy cells turn
McCubrey, an associate professor of microbiology and immu-
nology, believes that cures for many types of cancels will be discov-
ered and treatments for others significantly improved by the end
of this decade.
"Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the United
States McCubrey said. "Unlike many other diseases, cancer is more
complex to treat and we have fewer real cures or treatments as
opposed to illness or disease that's caused by bacterial infections
While McCubrey is the primary Investigator for three studies
that analyze the role human cancer genes play in the development
and spread of cancer, he is also involved in an area of molecular
cancer research that specializes in determining how healthy cells
With the four-year $717,829 grant from the N1H, McCubrey
will be studying the mechanisms that trigger malignant transfor-
mation of blood cells. This is the second grant of this type from the
NFH. The grant has been increased by $111,809 from 1992's fund
With this shidy, McCubrey has reviewed the factor that certain
human cancer genes play in turning blood cells malignant. Evalu-
ating and understanding these relationships maybe a key compo-
nent in stopping the spread of cancer or even curing It.
"It seems as if every day we hear about a new breakthrough in
cancer therapy McCubrey said. "An example is chronic myelog-
enous leukemia, which can now be successfully treated with novel
dnigs. I feel a number of breakthroughs involving multiple treat-
ment therapies are well on their way to becoming a reality
Another study that McCubrey is heading specializes in the ex-
amination of cytokines and how they stimulate cell growth, pre-
venting cell death. This study is especially relevant for prostate and
breast cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy.
McCubrey is exploring how receptors within the cells react to
the production of cytokines, thereby improving a patient's chances
of survival, especially after a bone marrow transplant. Discovering
how pathways within cell receptors are controlled is essential to
understanding how to stop, prevent and control the growth of
"McCubrey is one of those rare individuals who has a real vi-
sion of where cancer research is going said Dr. Donald Lannin,
director of the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center. "He has the ability to
communicate with clinicians and basic researchers In many differ-
ent specialties, and he acts as a catalyst to develop productive re-
A doctorate recipient from the University of Wisconsin at Madi-
s hi, McCubrey has spent 11 years at ECU. McCubrey has acquired
more than $1.85 million in research grants, written over 35 peer-
reviewed papers and serves on the editorial board for the scientific
journals Leukemia and Oncology reports.
�This article was written with cooperation from Jane Martin,
an Information Specialist at ECU Health Sciences
This writer con be contacted at cjordar0teceai.edu.
In a service Wednesday evening, friends and family grieved for Shannon Meek, killed Mon-
day at the intersection of Statonsburg and Wesley church roads when a car driven by friend,
Jakub Holy, slid off the road and into a tree just outside the Farmville city limits, (photo by Emily
Killing result of robbery attempt
Police say Harris in
wrong place at wrong time
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
New information has come to light in the case
involving the shooting of Reggie Harris, an ECU
junior who was gunned down by two black males
the morning of April 5 at 115 North Jarvis St.
Detective Steve Pass of the GPD said informa-
tion from witnesses concludes that the two sus-
pects were attempting to rob the Jarvis residence.
Pass said that according to witnesses, Harris, his
girlfriend and others were leaving the house when
they were approached by two black males who
ordered them to go back into the house.
According to Pass, witnesses told him that one
of the suspects pushed Harris' girlfriend and Har-
ris punched him, which resulted in open fire from
a .22-caliber handgun and a shotgun.
According to Lieutenant Joe Bartlett of the
GPD, four rounds were shot from the firearms.
Pass said the weapons have not been obtained.
He added identification of the suspects is scarce
because, according to witnesses, the suspects were
wearing hooded sweatshirts and bandanas. Pass
said anyone with information involving the case
could contact him at his direct tine, 329-4352.
Anyone with information can also contact
Crime Stoppers at 758-7777 which offers up to a
$2,500 reward for information leading to an ar-
This writer can be contacted at
aharne@tec. ecu. edu.
The East Carolinian
Thursday, April 20, 2000
Graduating seniors face new challenges across other campuses
� Career services seeks
: to help graduates plan
i Josette LaChance
Approximately 1,700 seniors
will graduate this May, and many
have said they feel apprehensive
about their post-college plans.
. "I've been in school preparing
to graduate and now that it's about
time. It's really scary said senior
Ben Opar. "I don't feel like I'm ready
to have a real job
For those who are feeling unsure
about their plans, Career Services is
available to seniors to help them
make the transition from school to
career. The center offers resume
writing workshops and posts job
opportunities in many different
fields. Connections is a workshop
run by Career Services that is de-
signed to help students put their
resumes on-line so they can be ac-
cessed by possible employers. Con-
nections is held every Monday at 4
"Making the transition to the
work place is an issue facing gradu-
ating seniors said Jim
Westmoreland, director of Career
Westmoreland added that since
most ECU seniors already hold jobs,
they have an easier time making the
"We have employers calling all
the time about resumes they have
seen Westmoreland said.
Some graduating seniors decide
to pursue a graduate degree instead
of finding a career right away.
According to Paul Tschetter, as-
sociate dean of the Graduate School,
there are about 1,000 ECU seniors
who will be attending graduate
school at ECU in the fall.
"For me, graduate school is just
something I've always planned on
said senior Rose Smith. "I think hav-
ing an advanced degree is a real as-
set in today's world
To be admitted into graduate
school, a student must hold an un-
dergraduate degree. Students apply
through the department in which
they wish to pursue their degree.
"Most applications at ECU con-
sist of an exam and also letters of
recommendation Tschetter said.
This writer can be contacted at
jlachance@tec. ecu. edu.
Women adjusting at Virginia Military Institute
1 LEXINGTON, Va. (AP)-Erin
Claunch is proof that women can
do what men can do- sometimes
� Three years after she and a hand-
ful of other women broke gender
barriers at Virginia Military Insti-
tute, Claunch has risen to battalion
commander the second-highest stu-
dent military post.
On the way to the top, she's out-
performed men on VMI's stringent
physical fitness requirements.
X But making history and drawing
attention to herself were the fur-
thest things from Claunch's mind
when she enrolled at VMI in 1997,
after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled
the school's all-male policy uncon-
"I just wanted to blend in and
be a good cadet Claunch, 20, said
in a soft, unassuming voice a voice
she'll have to crank up a few
notches to get the attention of the
cadets she'll give orders to this fall.
Claunch, whose father is a re-
tired Air Force major, always wanted
to attend military school. She and
her 18-year-old sister, Courtney,
who has no interest in the military,
grew up raising horses on a farm in
Loudoun County, near Washington,
"Erin always worked really hard
at everything she did her mother,
Carol Claunch, said. "She earned a
black belt in karate as a child. I
mean, she puts her heart and soul
into everything she does
� Claunch admits rumors of the
torturous first year at VMI made her
VMI freshmen, known as rats
because of their lowly status, endure
a harsh system of discipline to test
their physical, mental and emo-
tional limits. Every year several male
freshmen leave VMI; six of the 29
women who enrolled with Claunch
quit during their first year.
Claunch's tenure on the
"ratline" culminated with a 16-mile
midnight march and a climb up a
muddy, 20-foot hillside.
"It was hard, but I was motivated
the entire time because I knew it
would be over soon Claunch said.
Ebony McElroy, of San Diego,
Calif who entered VMI with
Claunch, said she was surprised a
woman rose in the ranks so quickly.
But she wasn't surprised it was
"She's an all-around nice person,
who's not opposed to helping out
if anybody needs it said McElroy,
who lived near Claunch in the bar-
racks. "She used to leave candy in
our room for no particular reason.
That's just something Erin would
Claunch, who's on the fencing
team and runs cross-country, also
See VMI, page 3
North Carolina State Uni-
versity-Far from the tear gas and
turmoil of the Washington, D.C.
protests in favor of labor unions
and workers' rights, some North
Carolina State University stu-
dents plan to participate In a
peaceful walkout this morning
at 11 a.m. In front of D.H. Hill
Library in the Brickyard.
Campus in Action is sponsor-
ing the walkout on campus in
recognition of the diverse hu-
manitarian issues that are being
discussed and debated in the
nation's capital this week. The
NCSU event Is part of a national
effort by the Mobilization for
Global Justice, a group that
claims the World Bank and In-
ternational Monetary Fund
(IMF) are practicing economic
policies that are not in the best
interests of the countries in
which the two banks are build-
"The walkout is not necessar-
ily a protest. It's more to encour-
age awareness said Bryan
Proffitt, one of the walkout's or-
Students will gather in the
Brickyard late tomorrow morn-
ing to discuss the issues sur-
rounding the protest. Several
students have attended the pro-
tests In Washington in the past
week, and they will be on hand
to share their experiences, as
well as their thoughts on related
Towson Universlty-A pro-
posed Internal Revenue Service
regulation could force Towson'
University officials to reconsider
how it treats Its exclusive deal
In March, the IRS alerted
universities nationwide that
previously untaxed revenue-
speciflcally corporate sponsor-
ship deals-could be taxed as the
IRS changes the way It treats un-
related business taxable income.
The change is not the result
of any new law, but a different
interpretation of a change in the
tax code passed in 1993.
However, University offi-
cials say the IRS has been vague
in releasing details, and are un-
sure how the change in policy
would affect Towson. Towson Is
currently In the third year of a
five-year, multi-million dollar
deal with Pepsi which gives the
beverage company exclusive,
rights to sell Its product on cam-
"It could be that we are
taxed on that income, that's the
bottom line said Diane
Schnappinger, manager of ac-
counting services. "Right now
we are not paying any tax on
"We really don't know what
will happen though she
added. "We haven't gotten any
formal information. It's very,
very vague right now
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The East Carolinian
asked to change polity
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)-A state agency has
been pressuring the Kentucky Baptist Homes
for Children for more than a year to change
its policy on homosexuality at the risk of los-
ing a $12 million contract.
Baptist Homes provides care for abused
and neglected youths through eight shelters
and ranches across Kentucky. It is the largest
private provider of such services in the state.
But the organization drew fire in October
1998, when it fired a supervisor for being a
lesbian. The organization said at the time that
Alicia Pedreira was fired on the grounds that
her "admitted homosexual lifestyle is contrary
to the Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children
Since Pedreira's dismissal, the Cabinet for
Families and Children has contacted the or-
ganization, urging it to stop basing employ-
ment on sexual orientation, according to
records obtained Friday by the Courier-Jour-
"While I understand that your agency is
faith-based and feels obligated to follow the
doctrines of the church, I would appeal to the
administration of Baptist Homes for Children
to re-examine its position on this issue said
Bonnie Hommrich, deputy commissioner of
the Cabinet, in a letter to the organization
dated March 5, 1999.
Bill Smithwick, executive director of Bap-
tist Homes, said Friday that the organization's
board of directors met last month and decided
to defend its position that employing homo-
sexuals as counselors is "not the best way to
care for troubled and abused children
That could be a risky move for the organi-
zation, which has an annual budget of $21
Smithwick said losing the contract would
be a significant blow, but not a fatal one. He
said Baptist Homes could continue to operate
with church donations, grants and endow-
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Southern Baptist Church.
According to state documents, Baptist
Homes had a $10 million endowment as of
August 1997. The Homes also receives income
from more than $10 million in trusts and
Smithwick said Gov. Paul Patton will meet
with Baptist officials to discuss the situation.
Rusty Chevron, a Patton spokesman, said
no final decisions have been made on whether
Baptists' contract will be renewed.
"The entire situation is being reviewed by
the Cabinet and the governor said Chevron.
"Our top concern needs to be what is best for
Baptist Homes traces its roots to 1866,
when a group of women established a refuge
for children orphaned during the Civil War.
The organization now has programs in Louis-
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RALEIGH (AP)-A drug used in some hospital
emergency rooms to postpone shock from blood
loss actually hastens the onset of shock and
should not be used in hemorrhaging patients,
Naloxone is commonly used to treat heroin
and morphine overdoses, but also has been
shown to slow the onset of shock in lab labora-
tory animal tests. It has not been approved by
regulators for use in humans, but some emer-
gency room doctors use it as a last resort, the
However, the study by the University of
North Carolina at Charlotte and University of
North Carolina-Chapel Hill, published in the
March issue of the journal Critical Care Medi-
cine, said Naloxone can quicken the onset of
shock by as much as 17 percent. That could cost
emergency-room doctors precious minutes in
Researchers reached their finding after simu-
lating the effects of hemorrhaging and adminis-
tering Naloxone to human subjects. The study
was conducted by faculty at UNC-Charlotte's De-
partment of Health Promotion and Kinesiology
and UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Medicine.
A spokesman for the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration in Washington, D.C said Mon-
day that Naloxone is approved only for treating
opium-based drug overdoses and the agency
would not comment on the drug's unapproved
See DRUG, page 5
diversity initiative of the university.
"Diversity is more than just a
black and white issue Castillo said.
Fulcher said she hopes disabil-
ity awareness reaches all students.
She said they need to be aware of
the campus' accessibility problems
and that hopefully they will become
active m helping to solve these
Rowe said the campus needs to
become barrier free.
Fulcher said she plans to update
the campus map on the Student
Desktop. She said the map could
then be obtained in braille. She
added she would like to create
braille menus for campus dining
halls to allow visually impaired stu-
dents to have their freedom of
These writers can be contacted at
from page 2
has excelled academically.
She's maintained a 3.9 grade-
point average and is ranked fifth in
a class of 298. She was one of 30 stu-
dents from six schools selected to
study at Oxford between her fresh-
man and sophomore years.
This summer Claunch, a phys-
ics major, has an internship at the
Space Telescope Science Institute in
Baltimore. She plans to get a com-
mission into the Air Force, earn a
graduate degree in astrophysics and
become an astronaut.
What little spare time Claunch
has is spent with her horse, Silk, on
a nearby farm.
Claunch's achievements as a ca-
det-not her gender-qualified her for
one of the two battalion com-
mander posts, VMI spokesman Mike
The other new battalion com-
mander, Derek Bogdon, 21, of Roch-
ester, N.Y agreed.
"Claunch is very intelligent and
has demonstrated her leadership
potential Bogdan said. "She's very,
good to work with and very articu-
late. She's well deserving of the po
sition. It doesn't matter that she's a
As commander, Claunch and,
her staff of eight cadets make sure;
the battalion is in order and the,
cadets are properly dressed and in
Claunch plans to use her new,
role to help women improve then;
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Thursday, April 20, 2000
Cops track down victims
of accused serial killer
DETROIT (AP)-Relatives of John Eric Armstrong
�wonder how a quiet child who earned decent grades,
played Nintendo and enjoyed fishing and baseball
could emerge as a suspected serial killer.
"The Eric we raised could not have done these
things his mother, Linda Pringle, said in Sunday's
Detroit News. "This is just not the person we know.
We just did the best we could
Armstrong, 26, was charged last week with five
murders in the Detroit area and authorities world-
wide are trying to match his account of at least 11
other slayings while he was serving on the Navy air-
craft carrier USS Nimitz.
"It's a long, tedious process Detroit police As-
sistant Chief Marvin Winkler told the News in
today's editions. "Some of these cases go back 10
years so it's a matter of going to each location and
looking through records
Even though authorities suspected Armstrong in
one slaying, at least one woman was killed and three
people were attacked before Wayne County prosecu-
tors authorized an arrest warrant, the Detroit Free
Ptess reported Monday.
In mid-February, Dearborn Heights police had
found clothing fibers on Armstrong's car that were
similar to those of a slaying victim, and said they
believed his alibi was suspicious.
Prosecutors told police it was impossible to prove
the fibers were an exact match, and couldn't issue a
.warrant, said Robert Agacinski, deputy chief of the
prosecutor's office repeat-offenders bureau
On March 28, preliminary lab results confirmed
that Armstrong's DNA matched evidence from one
slaying scene. The prosecutor's office still denied a
But Agacinski said a final written DNA report
would have been essential to persuading a judge to
bind Armstrong over for trial. He said that if pros-
ecutors had not waited, Armstrong's attorney may
have successfully argued to release Armstrong until
it was available.
Agacinski also defended the prosecutor's office
by saying: "There was no reason to suspect this guy
was involved in multiple murders. He had no prior
record. No one knew how goofy he was
Prosecutors waited until April 12-two days after
investigators found the bodies of three strangled
prostitutes in a railroad yard in southwest Detroit-
to issue the warrant, the day that the state lab is-
sued the written DNA report.
Armstrong has since been charged in the
Dearborn Heights killing and the deaths of the
women found in Detroit. In total, he is charged with
five counts of premeditated first-degree murder and
three counts of assault with intent to murder.
"We're not saying we did anything wrong
Agacinski.said. "We're not second-guessing what we
did, and we're not blaming,anyone. But we don't
want this to happen again
The FBI is sending agents to cities in the United
States and abroad, where Armstrong has claimed he
killed prostitutes, police said.
"We have contact with people all over the
world said Detective Don Johnson of Detroit's Vio-
lent Crimes Task Force. "It is our responsibility to
find out if what he is saying is indeed true
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The fact that Webster was chosen by
student leaders to lead this organiza-
tion of student leaders who come from
diverse universities across the state,
speaks volumes about his capabilities
and dedication, as well as our
Our student body president, Cliff Webster, was recently elected presi-
dent of the Association of Student Governments.
The ASC is the organization that serves as the representative body
for all students in the UNC system to the Board of Governors and to our
state legislators. So why is this important? They are the ones who make
decisions about how much our tuition is going to cost and the amount
of financial aid that is available. As president, Webster sits on the BOG as
a non-voting member to make sure that the voting members know what
all students in North Carolina's public universities need and want to
Already Webster has made plans to do extensive lobbying to the
state General Assembly to persuade them to pass the multi-billion dollar
bond package that will be used to fix up classrooms and dorms around
the state and the $38.6 million financial aid package that will enable
more low-income students to attend college. Students will also be in-
vited to come and petition state legislators themselves, because Webster '
wants to see more student involvement in ASG-sponsored activities.
The fact that Webster was chosen by student leaders to lead this
organization of student leaders who come from diverse universities across �
the state, speaks volumes about his capabilities and dedication, as well
as our university.
While there have been times that Webster has been criticized for his
outspokenness concerning student needs, at least we know our presi-
dent is not afraid to tell the big guys what we, the students, want.
We at TEC want to wish Cliff Webster a successful and productive
year as president and hope that you continue to represent us as well as
you have in the past
Make every moment count
This has been an apocalyptic year for us. Not only
did the flood take our homes and weeks of our edu-
cation, but we also lost a harsh number of our fellow
students under tragic circumstances.
I heard about the deaths, as I'm certain we all did.
They were distant members of our small community.
Most of them were names on a page that brought me
a moment of sad contemplation at the finality of it
all. And then I went on with my day.
But this week it finally came around to hitting
me when Shannon Meek was killed. I lost a friend, a
fellow writer, and a former employee in an accident
that came out of nowhere. The ripple of tragedy swept
itself so wide that it was bound to come to each of us
If I had only known, I would have invited Shan-
non to more parties. She used to sit in staff meetings
and jabber until I nearly went insane trying to stay
on subject. She got me in trouble in my writing class
more times than I could count. She made me laugh,
but I never invited her to my parties.
These are the things you never think about when
you plan your day. You know those friends you prom-
ised to see some other time? That phone conversation
you keep putting off so you don't have to miss your
favorite TV shows? That one person you should have
invited over but didn't because you might not have
enough chipsto go around? You know what I'm talking
None of us wake up in the morning thinking this is
our last day. We think 'We're young, we live forever,
we've got plenty of time If there's anything this year
that has proven it, it is the complete ignorance of that
statement. You can't get these moments back. You only
get about 75 summers, if you make it that long. Just
keep that in mind.
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Elian Gonzalez: Go home or join Wu-Tang?
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Call for an update to Second Amendment
I know what you are thinking. I'm beating a dead
horse. But every time I turn on the TV I see either thou-
sands of protesters chanting something indecipherable
in the defense of keeping Elian here or Juan Miguel
Gonzalez standing in front of a crowd of reporters
pleading for his child's return while others in the crowd
look on and wonder, "He came all the way from Cuba
and he can't throw a decent curve ball?"
Well, just like you, I am sick of this political power
play that people are popularly posturing precariously
about which is perpetuating into a proclamation of
pity for the poor boy. Send the damn kid home! People
fear that the experience of being taken away from his
family and being sent home to Cuba will permanently
damage his mentality.
You must know that Elian is now 6 years old and
he was three when his mom took him away from his
dad after their divorce. The main quandary in this case
is whether he should be taken away from his current
stay in Miami where he lives with his second uncles
and aunts and brought back to Cuba to his real father
whom he hasn't seen in three years. The question is,
could this transfer between countries different in cul-
tures and government be such a demanding change
that it would psychologically damage little Elian's men-
tality? My answer, along with the answers of the psy-
chologist who tested Elian, is no.
Elian is far too young to understand what the ideals
of government are. I doubt that he could spell 'govern-
ment' in either Spanish or English if he wanted to. I bet
that he could spell it correctly if he was properly coached
behind the scenes by his uncle Lazaro Gonzalez.
But this is not really a question of whether Elian
should live in a democracy or back in Cuba. It's more
of a question of who can give him better care. Elian is
being raised by complete strangers, and it is unfair that
this should happen when he already has a father who
wants him back. Having a real father who Elian knows
about and lived with for three of his years, would be a
lot better than living with strangers in the ghettos of
Miami. He is being brainwashed more so in Miami than
he would be if he were deported to Cuba.
So in conclusion, I think we should ship Elian home
and the media should pursue some more interesting
events�like an in-depth report on the color of JonBenet
Ramsey's fingernails on the night of her murder in re-
lation to the color on a baboon's ass. They are both red,
you know. It wouldn't surprise me that a baboon did it!
And I'm not talking about Patsy Ramsey.
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I was looking at an article on the Second Amend-
ment of the United States Constitution and it got me
thinking about freedom. It also got me thinking about
that kid that was shot and killed near campus. People
in this country are really gun crazy and like the illu-
sion of power and freedom that guns give a person.
Guns are everywhere and almost anyone can get one.
The right to bear arms is a hot topic lately and gun
manufactures are getting lawsuits thrown at them like
panties at a Backstreet Boys concert.
People hold on to that that Second Amendment
and cherish its old, outdated idea like it is the most
, sacred piece of writing since the Dead Sea Scrolls. So 1
figured that since people are so into guns we should
expand on the topic and look at the Second Amend-
ment a little closer and see if we can update this idea
to fit modern times.
In 1787 the Founding Daddies met in Philadelphia
to write the Constitution. In it was the Second Amend-
ment. What does it say? It says, "A well-regulated Mi-
litia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the
rigjit of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be
Six years earlier, in his "Notes on the State of Vir-
ginia Query IX, Thomas Jefferson described the mi-
litia as, "Every able-bodied freeman, between the ages
of 16 and 50 is enrolled in the militia (So little
brother and grandpa cannot have a gun but everyone
In 1801 Jefferson said, "We should at every session
continue to amend the defects in the laws regulat-
ing the militia (Oops, we made a mistake.)
In 1806 in his sixth annual message, President
Jefferson said, "The criminal attempts of private indi-
viduals to decide for their country the question of
peace or war, by commencing active and unauthorized
hostilities, should be promptly and efficaciously sup-
pressed (Hey, people are going nuts with these
things�we need to do something!)
And in 1916 the National Defence Act provided
for drafting the state militias, which we now call the
National Guard, into United States service under cer-
tain circumstances and under authority granted by the
Constitution as approved by the states in 1788. (OK,
we will define militias as part of the military and then
ordinary people should not be able to use their guns.
It didn't work.)
Why the history lesson you ask? Because it shows a
pattern. The foredaddies were writing about guns for
their time, but the government has been hacking away
at the amendment ever since. The government and
anyone with half a brain can see that gun rights have
evolved into meaning guns should be used by the the
military in times of fighting for freedom and not every
Tom, Dick and Harry should have one.
The age of gurh and hostility has evolved to a point
where we have to take a serious look at what was writ
ten 200 years ago and see that its ideas do not fit today's
world and we should not try to protect what it says;
The Second Amendment is the worst written part of
the Constitution and everyone knows that. But die-
hard gun fanatics would rather die than give up a piece
of steel that gives them a sense of power and freedom-
But why? Do they really think they need it to over
throw the government if all hell broke loose? That could
never happen. Taking over a big government is almost
impossible and would never happen in the United
States because we have the biggest government of them
all. We are too big to overthrow ourselves.
If a gun makes a person feel safe and gives he or she
the ability to protect their home, we should allow
people to have more safety than just a gun. If you think
about it, a gun gives you very little bang for your buck.
Adults and kids should have the right to update the
"Arms" part of the idea and fit it into today's reality.
We should be able to keep hand grenades and fuel air
bombs around the house. No one will rob your house
that way and you will feel even safer. Why should we
not be allowed to have flame-throwers and fire extin-
guishers filled with nerve gas? What about those stu-
pid fathers out there who beam with pride when they
teach their 12-year-old kid how to fire his first gun? If
these parents want to show their kids the concept of
personal safety and independence from government
abuse they should be free to show their kids how to
make dynamite, napalm and land mines.
We live in a dangerous age and guns should be
banned like asbestos. We don't know how to use them
and we are too dangerous of a society to have accessed
them. But since we will never be fully able to undo the
damage we have done, then hell, let's up the ante and
give everyone even more powerful "Arms" to bear, and
we can read about ECU kids getting killed in a drive-by
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LETTER TO EDITOR
Student Union concerts lack mass appeal
I just came across Miccah Smith's writeup in last
Thursday's Fountainhead lamenting the lackluster turn-
out of the George Clinton concert a few weeks back.
This begs the question:who is booking these shows? I
mean, George Clinton?! And the people responsible
are actually surprised with the low turnout?
I've gone to dozens of concerts at Minges since
the '70s (I'm no spring chicken) and have always sup-
ported the shows we book, but I have been disap-
pointed with our bookings since the Allman Brothers
in '95. Get a concert worth the expense and effort and
the turnout will be there.
The shows I've seen there over the last two decades
(Kinks, Allmans, Heart, John Fogerty) would still be a
success today, just book shows with a wide appeal in
the rock genre if you want a turnout. Hell, give me a
list of our options and I'll pick a winner every time,
(and do it for free)
So don't blame students or apathy or any other
scapegoats for lack of interest, the fault lies in the book-
ings themselves and evidently in the decision process
used to make those bookings. The students and gen-
eral public know good music, and we just haven't been
ECU Alumnus, BSBA
The East Carolinian
Thursday, April 20, 2000
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Hippity hoppity, Easter's on its way
Bunny magic still strong
for younger generation
Hard-boiled eggs are synonymous with the
Easter season simply because of their decorative
use in homes across the world. However, after the
holiday Is over, there isn't much else to do with
eggs unless you turn them into a yummy treat.
Here is a recipe for egg salad that will leave you
waiting for next year's egg coloring session.
14 cup Mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dried minced onion
14 teaspoon Salt
14 teaspoon Pepper
6 (chopped) Hard-cooked eggs
12 cup Finely chopped celery
In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice,
onion, salt and pepper. Stir in eggs and celery.
Cover and chill. For each serving, spoon about 1
2 cup onto a lettuce leaf or spread on bread.
Remember when you were six years old and life
was all about Kool-aid and coloring, and Easter still
had a special aura because the Easter Bunny was com-
ing? For two Grifton Elementary School students, the
appeal of this basket-bringing fuzzball is undampened.
Heidi Milliken is a kindergarten student in Grifton
and her view of Easter is very simple. It's one purpose
is to bring about Easter egg hunts.
"The best part about Easter for me is going on egg
hunts Milliken said. "We went on a field trip and
had an egg hunt while we were there
Her classmate, Hunter Crafford, sounds like many
college students when describing the best present that
comes with Easter tidings.
"Spring break said
Crafford. "We get nine whole
days off, and for Easter, we get
an Easter basket with choco-
Once children get past el-
ementary school the
view of Easter goes be-
yond the importance of
the Easter Bunny and
the chocolate hollow
bunnies that must be
eaten with Jif Peanut butter. For many college students,
the most significant part of the Easter celebration is
the religious ceremony.
Marsha Tate, an ECU sophomore, is very involved
in the celebration of Easter, but her choice of activities
"I'm very active in my church and more so at Eas-
ter Tate said. "We have plays and services which are
meant to keep the message of Jesus Christ alive
She admits that at 19 she still gets a small Easter
basket from her mother and that it is still as exciting
as when she was a child, but now the holiday means
more than savory satisfaction.
"I guess the importance of Easter changed when I
See EASTER, page 7
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Here are two different ways to color eggs in a
Cut random shapes from colored tissue paper
and glue them to the egg by brushing white glue
and a bit of water of the paper and placing it on .
the egg. Next overlap the pieces.
Use clear nail polish to paint a design on the
egg. Dye and dry egg. Cover design wijh white
�glue and sprinkle on glitter.
Dye the egg blue. Draw branches with a brown
crayon. Roll bits of cotton and glue them on to
make a young pussy willow.
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
Year after year, children rise on Easter Sunday
dashing around the house in search of a carefully
prepared basket; however, children aren't the only
ones who enjoy searching for baskets, us big people
are just as guilty! Preparing the ideal Easter basket
is no easy task but with these tips you will be well
on your way.
The first step is to find an appropriate basket.
This sounds simple but it's really quite involved.
One tip is to choose a basket appropriate for
the recipient. For example, for the sports lover
try buying a hat with the logo of their favor-
ite team. Or, for the fashion guru, buy a purse
that would suit their taste and go from there.
Next, you need to fill the basket with ei-
ther the traditional grass or a creative form
thereof. A nice alternative is pastel construc-
tion paper cut up with pinking sheers. Fill the
basket extra full to lift up the "items in the
Now comes the most difficult task: actually
filling the basket. There are two different paths
to take at this point, choose a theme or simply
fill it with random but useful items. For example,
perhaps the individual is a fitness nut. In this case,
purchase items like healthy, low fat snacks that
are actually good, a small towel to workout with, a
health magazine or even a wa'ter bottle. However don't
forget to include at least one fat filled treat-it's essential to
an Easter basket.
If you chose to go with random items, buy things that
they seem to talk about often. Maybe they are a Star Wars
fan, if so, purchase the newly released "Phantom Menace"
cassette or the special edition version with a poster. Candy
is always a desired souvenir of the Easter season, but don't
over do it!
Remember decorating eggs with mom? Well, it's not
just for children. There are many recipes available via the
Internet to decorate eggs, use them! The egg can be a keep-
sake, not to mention a reminder that someone thought
enough of you to spend time creating something special
If the basket you are constructing is for that special
someone there are many additional options to make the
basket a hit, not to mention memorable.
In this case, try to make as many things homemade as
possible. There is nothing more special than receiving a
homemade card from someone you care about.
Another unique idea is to make a book of coupons to
include in the basket. Allow the coupons to reflect how
thoughtful you can be. For instance, provide one for their
favorite meal prepared by none other than yourself or a
trip to the ice cream stand of their choice this summer for
dessert-your treat of course.
Pernaps their favorite sport is baseball, incorporate a
baseball magazine or some baseball cards. Even little treats
such as their favorite brand of gum would be greatly ap-
Girls always enjoy getting stuffed animals, candy or
flowers but if you are looking to score some major brownie
points, show them that you are aware of their likes and
Guys, check out the name of their favorite brand of
lipstick and purchase it. Or buy something more fun like
nail polish and then include some remover and cotton
swabs. Pens, markers, stickers and other small items are
always nice because everyone needs them; each time the
person uses the surprise they will think of you.
This is the perfect chance to impress him or her with
your culinary abilities. You can bake sugar cookies and
ice them interestingly or make your own chocolate sur-
prises, this is both impressive and thoughtful.
Gifts are a part of this holiday, but not the focus. Remember
to put the emphasis on your loved ones, and don't make others
This writer can be contacted at
mbuck@tec. ecu. edu.
The egg re-emerges as nutritional food
. Popular belief of high
cholestrol, fat content incorrect
Dorcas A. Brule
For years the media has bombarded the world with
information indicating the nutritional dangers of eggs,
as if eggs were really killing off millions of people with
their threat of inducing high cholesterol. Now they've
come back with the catchy slogan "The Incredible, Ed-
ible Egg What's a food lover to believe?
The egg is a powerhouse, but not of death and cho-
lesterol as many people have been led to
believe. According to Registered Dietitian Laura Hartung
the white of the egg is nature's highest quality protein.
"For people with normal cholesterol levels, an egg
a day is no health threat Hartung said. "Foods con-
taining high amounts of saturated fat are bigger health
threats. People often don't worry about eating ice
cream or adding slices and slices of cheese to a sand-
wich�but they often freak out over eating a little egg
According to Hartung eggs contain around 237-275
mg of cholesterol per egg depending on size, however
studies over the past 30 years have shown that dietary
cholesterol has a minimal effect on blood cholesterol
Associate professor of nutritional sciences at the
University of Arizona, Wanda Howell, claims that di-
etary cholesterol is associated with only about 20 of
any increase in blood serum totals and low-density li-
poproteins, or LDL, cholesterol, the destructive kind
that clogs arteries. Saturated fats account for 80 of
the adverse cholesterol changes.
Normal cholesterol levels fall at or below 200 mg
dl with the "good cholesterol" (HDL) at 35 mgdl or
above. People with normal cholesterol levels have no
reason to fear the egg. It can be a great source of nutri-
tion. Not only does it contain a near perfect amount
of protein, but eggs are also rich in 13 vitamins and
"The problem may exist in the cooking method of
the egg or what accompanies it Hartung said. "People
may fry them in butter and then add more saturated
fat like bacon or sausage to their meal
So, you don't have to give up the egg, just be care-
ful about your intake and the methods you use to cook
it. Eggs are a great source of protein and-until now-
have apparently been given a raw deal.
This writer can be contacted
April 20, 2000
Thursday, April 20, 2000
The East Carolinian
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"Little Mermaid" an ECU original
Phrases used by Dr. Smith from
"Lost in Space"
The next time someone gets in
your way on campus, ust yell,
"Watch where you're going, you
bumptious booby Or you can
choose from the many colorful ad-
jectives listed below:
Tyrannical tin can
After auditioning with hundreds
of other singers and actors, Stephanie
Schoendorf, an ECU sophomore, se-
cured a part in MGM's live produc-
tion of The Little Mermaid.
In mid-May, Schoendorf will be
leaving for Orlando, Fla. to begin her
acting career as Ariel at Disney World.
The performance is a live puppet
show featuring Ariel and all of her
undersea friends. Schoendorf will.be
one of two actors in the production.
The show will run every 20 minutes,
but she is limited to six shows a day.
The auditioning process for this
role was brief. Schoendorf went
through two auditions before being
cast. Three days after her second au-
dition, Schoendorf received a call
from Disney's Orlando Casting Cen-
Stephanie Schoendorf smiles for the
camera, (file photo)
ter to tell her she got the part.
"The first audition I went to was
in Philadelphia back in December,
then I found out Disney was hold-
ing another audition in Durham, NC
in March Schoendorf said. "I de-
cided to go to that audition as well
AltHough the auditions are over
and Schoendorf knows she has the
part, the excitement is far from over.
"I am very nervous and excited
about the whole thing, but I can't
wait to perform every day
Schoendorf is not lacking for
support in her new role. Her entire
family, including her twin sister
Melanie, said they were excited for
her and intend to go to her first per-
formance. Melanie has grown up lis-
tening to her sister sing, so she
wasn't surprised when they received
the call from Disney.
"I think it's cool, and definitely
the opportunity of a lifetime
Melanie Schoendorf said. "The only
problem is we have never been sepa-
rated before, so leaving her will be
Schoendorf will not be jumping
into theater blind, however. She has
acted in several stage productions al-
ready, and she dreams of acting in
Les Miserable on Broadway.
Alison Lawrence, Vocal director
for Theater in the Parks, has worked
with Schoendorf before, and she said
Schoendorf is on her way to a fan
"I think that Stephanie is very
talented, with nice stage presence,
and I think she will work well for
Disney Lawrence said.
Schoendorf said she realizes that
her role in The Little Mermaid is the
opportunity of a lifetime because she
will be working with professionals
as well as developing her resume. Af-
ter her contract has ended, she plans
to moveback to Greenville and fin-
ish her degree in Exersize Physiol-
ogy, but until then, she just wants
to enjoy the ride.
"I love to sing, and I think that
getting this job might be a stepping
stone to future jobs Schoendorf
said. "It is just too big of an oppor-
tunity for me to pass up
from page 6
was about 12 years old and started
being involved at church Tate
Coleen Matthew believes that
Easter goes beyond the Easter
Bunny as well, but the vacation
side of the holiday holds more ap-
peal for her.
"Even though we only get one
day off from school, with finals
coming up it is a huge help
Matthews said. "I don't think I
ever really got too injp Easter as a
kid, not more than a basket or any-
Left: Heidi Milliken and Hunter
Crawford still believe in the Easter
Bunny, (photos by Susan Wright)
Above: Eggs made bythe class
add a decorative touch
thing, and the break from school
was longer then also
While Easter may have
changed in our minds, its depic-
tion in the world around is still the
same, even if aimed at younger
kids. Wal-Mart is chock full of
chocolate in every shape imagin-
able. Stuffed bunnies and huge
eggs fill the shelves, but the idea
of the Easter bunny is alive in the
hearts of the 6 year olds.
As we prepare to celebrate this
year, take a minute to think about
what Easter means to you and re-
flect on how it was when life re-
volved around crayons and nap
time. You may find you haven't
changed at all.
This writer can be contacted at
jschlatter@tec. ecu. edu.
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the area east of Memorial Dr west of Evans St between Dickinson
Ave. and Arlington Blvd. "Operation Spring Clean" is a preventive
maintenance program to ensure that GUC customers continue to receive
high quality water. During the 11-week program all 480 miles of water
distribution lines on GUC's system will be cleaned. Cleaning involves
opening fire hydrants and allowing them to flow freely for a short time.
"Operation Spring Clean" will be conducted each night between
10 p.m. - 6 a.m Sunday through Friday.
If customers have air or discolored water in their water lines as a result of "Operation Spring Clean GUC
recommends turning on the cold water faucet in the bathtub and running the water for 5 to 10 minutes.
Although there is no health risk, GUC advises customers to avoid washing clothes until the water is clear.
The system-wide cleaning program will end June 2. Weekly schedules will be published in the Daily Reflector.
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hours and holidays.
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No question too obscure for trivia marathon
(AP)-Thousands of contestants
using the Internet and telephones
submitted answers to trivia ques-
tions asked by a Stevens Point radio
station that bills the annual contest
as the world's largest.
Among the puzzlers during the
54-hour marathon that ended Sun-
day night: "One of Betty Crocker's
biggest one-dish dinners was called
Dutch Pantry Pie.
"It included four great American
products. One was Gold Medal Flour
4nd another was Carnation Evapo-
rated Milk. What were the other two
Only one out of 466 registered
teams got the correct answers:
Wesson oil and Spam.
An estimated 11,804 people took
part in the 31st annual event, which
this year was called "Trivia Y2K: The
WWSP-FM aired eight questions
an hour. Teams provided answers
when music resumed.
This year's winner, with 11,060
points, was a team called Being Bud
Somerville. The runner-up, with
9,305 points was a team calling it-
. News director Pamela Thiagesan,
a University of Wisconsin-Stevens
Point senior, said the campus station
did not immediately know the iden-
tities of the winning teams' mem-
From 6 p.m. Friday to midnight
Sunday, teams camped out at houses,
community centers, even a curling
club-just about anywhere in
Stevens Point with access to a ra-
dio and telephone.
There is no limit on the num-
ber of people who can make up a
team. There may be strength in
numbers. As of Sunday afternoon,
the team in the lead had 50 mem-
bers, who were holed up in the
wrestling room of a local high
A local trivia whiz, Jim Oliva,
has been writing questions for the
contest for 22 years. In the early
years of the contest, he said, ques-
tions came off the top of his head.
Now he has to dig a little, with in-
spiration sometimes coming from
"I was cleaning a toilet in my
house when an old commercial
popped into my head he said. "I
thought, 'That would make a great
No topic is off limits, except
questions involving gratuitous
sex, he said.
No team has ever answered all
of his questions correctly.
By the end of the contest Sun-
day, 432 questions were asked over
54 hours, including a local current
events teaser: "What is the com-
plete name of the tavern owner
who ran as a write-in candidate for
mayor of Phillips Wis.?" The an-
swer: Elvis Aron Presley.
Oliva, who runs a computer
store when he's not asking ques-
tions, said he's been a trivia buff
since his boyhood in Chicago in the
'50s, when polio outbreaks forced
him to stay inside and watch tele-
Trivia is just a hobby, he said.
He has never been tempted to com-
pete on a TV quiz show like "Who
Wants To Be A Millionaire
But he spends a lot of time on
the other side of the screen.
Only a dedicated TV fan could
have asked-or answered-this ques-
tion: "In the TV series 'Malcolm in
the Middle the Parker boys live
across the street from Malcolm.
Malcolm's mother once said they
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Thursday, April 20, 2000
Pirates fall to North Carolina, 8-2
UNC home runs, pitchers
prove fatal for ECU
�CD career with a 1-
par 71 In the final round of
the CM Championship here on
Sunday His sixth place overall
finish put ECU'S gotf team in 5th
"I am very proud of the way
Stephen played in his final tour-
nament, but I am also very proud
of the way the entire team
played said Kevin Williams,
ECU head coach. They battled
back after a poor first round that
put us out of contention for the
title. We were solid and consis-
tent during the past two days just
as we have been throughout the
spring. All season, we have
played at a high level and played
The completion of the CM
tournament marks the end of the
2000 spring season for ECU and
their final CM Championship be-
forejoining Conference USA for
'it-02�rSsoh. The Pirates
ished at 94-69-3 tor the sea-
I Flyers in overtime
The Buffalo Sabres' playoff
opes are still alive. With 4:42 on
�clock in overtime. Stu Barnes
I on an off-balance shot to
�use the 3-2 victory over the
adeiphia Flyers Tuesda
Vou just react at that point
nes said, "(can't say I even
ed the corner?! just tried to
I on net, and fortunately it
l where the goalie wasn't.
lt's been a close series up to
oint, we've just tried to stay
live going into these games,
go out and give it our best
The Sabres are down 3-1 in
Fbest-of-7 opening-round se-
I. They will play Game 5
ursday in Philadelphia.
hailed by Braves
John Rocker returned to the
Id Tuesday night to a standing
ation after his two-week Bus- �
raion for disparaging remarks
bout gays, immigrants and mi-
orities. Rocker's pitching
roved undaunted by harsh me-
ia coverage as he pitched a
eless ninth inning against the
He first struck out
hiladelphia's Mickey Morandini,
ilked the next batter and con-
iuded the inning with two
iRocker left after the ninth with
score tied at 3and many At
nta fans followed his lead, leav-
ig Turner FieldThe Braves
eventually scored again, winning
the game 4-3 after 12 innings.
"TRocker refused to talk with
the media afterthegame con-
cerning his suspension. How-
ever, he seemed unconcerned
with the few negative remarks he
has received recently.
0Ks not a big deal Rocker
said in a TBS interview. "I think
n the team starts winning
id we get the ball rolling, all
that will be forgotten
The 21st-ranked Pirates fell to
32-11 Tuesday night against the
loth-ranked Tarheels in a game that
saw the Tarheel pitchers silence the
Ryan Earey, the Tarheels' start-
ing pitcher, pitched for strong in-
nings in his first career start, allow-
ing only six hits and two runs. The
Pirates, allowed thirteen hits and
eight runs. On the night the
Tarheels hit three home runs, one a
grand slam at the top of the third
UNC took the early lead over the
Pirates in the second inning with a
double by Sean Farrell that brought
Tyrell Godwin home. Chris Maples
hit a single to bring Farrell in be-
fore the inning was over, giving
UNC a 2-0 lead.
At the top of the third, the
Tarheels continued to hit well. Adam
Greenburg, Dan Moylan, and Clay
Hooper all hit singles to load the
bases. Godwin hit a grand slam to
increase UNC's lead to 6-0. In the
third, Clayton McCullough got
things started with a single, Bryant
Ward was walked, and James
Molinari hit a double, bringing
McCullough in to close the score to
6-1. Nick Schnabel, who was thrown
out at first, created an opportunity
for Ward to come home, making the
That is as close as the Pirates
would come. Their defense held
UNC from the fourth to the eighth
inning with six hits and no runs.
Neal Sears relieved Greene in the
fifth inning, finishing with five hit's
and one run. After Hooper hit a
home run in the top of the ninth,
Sears was relieved by Davey Penny,
who allowed Godwin to hit another
home run, making the score 8-2 at
the bottom of the ninth.
See BASEBALL, page 12
ECU'S Joseph Hastings went 1-4 against UNC Tuesday night, (photo by Emily Richardson)
Softball splits with MarylandUNC-W
Team nears record
for season wins
The 24th ranked ECU Pirates
Softball team improved their record
to 45-7 on April 14 by sweeping the
UNC-Wilmington Seahawks in a
In the first game, Hillary
Halpern (11-1) pitched the first six
and 13 innings with Denise
Reagan finishing up. They only al-
lowed for two runs off six UNC-W
hits for the game. Beth Bridger led
the way offensively for the Pirates,
going 3-for-4 with four RBIs, a
home run and a double. Amekea
McDougald went 2-for-4 with one
stolen base while Angela Manzo
finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs.
Keisha Shepperson went 2-for-3
and had one stolen base. The Pi-
rates took the first game 7-2.
The hits continued for the Lady
Pirates in Game Two of the double-
header. Lisa Paganini pitched the
first three and a half innings and
was relieved by Reagan with the
score at 3-3 in the fourth inning.
McDougald went 3-for-4, stole two
bases and had one RBI. Halpern was
2-for-5, driving in four runs, Manzo
went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Eva
Herron had one home run on 1-for-
Softball player Hillary Halpern awaits a pitch against Maryland, (photo by Garrett McMillan)
"We stayed patient all day and
really hit the ball well, keeping our
focus throughout both games said.
Shepperson, who went 3-for-4 with
three RBIs and a home run.
On April 16 the ECU Pirates faced
the Maryland Terrapins for a double-
header at home. Halpern started the
first game, walking four batters and
allowing one hit before being relieved
in the second inning by Laurie
Davidson who proceeded to allow no
runs on one hit. The Terrapins scored
all three of their runs in the.second
inning while the Pirates scored two
in the third and two in the seventh.
E�U scored four runs on five hits
against Maryland's Amanda Bettiker.
Reagan pitched the second game,
a game that saw very little offense for
both teams. Reagan allowed one run
on 10 hits while Shellhammer,
Maryland's pitcher for the game, al-
lowed no runs and only one hit to
give the Terps the 1 -O victory over the
ECU took on UNC-Greensboro j
Tuesday, April 18 in a doubleheader J
at home. Their hitting woes from
Sunday continued in the first game ;
with the Pirates earning no runs on j
just four hits. Paganini started Game
One but was relieved in the fourth by I
Reagan after giving up four runs on
five hits. Reagan finished the game
allowing only one run on three hits. .
Offensively, the Pirates were unable
to hit the ball effectively in the first
See SOFTBALL, page 13
LETTER TO EDITOR
Injured player's father questions Athletic Director's actions
'Editor's note: This letter, written by ECU basketball player
David Taylor's father, was sent to Chancellor Richard Eakin
and the Board of Trustees. It is reprinted here with the
permission of the author.
I am sure that you are aware of an incident that oc-
curred Feb. 29, 2000 between my son, David Taylor and
teammate Quincy Hall. However, I am not sure if you
have been apprised of all of the facts around this inci-
dent. If Athletic Director Mike Hamrick has provided you
with the details of this investigation, 1 am sure you are
as concerned about this as I am.
On Feb. 29, my son David Taylor was almost mur-
dered in the men's basketball locker room. He was sit-
ting down talking with a teammate when, without provo-
cation, teammate Quincy Hall sucker punched my son
resulting in a 1-and-l-half-inch cut under David's eye.
Quincy then threatened to kill David, and began chok-
ing him until he was unconscious and lifeless. As I am
sure you know from Mr. Hamrick's investigation, Quincy
has a history.of violent assaults. When I visited with Mike
Hamrick following the attack, he made the following
statement: "Mr. Taylor, you wouldn't believe all the prob-
lems we have had with Quincy
The morning following the altercation, I arrived on
campus to gather more information around the incident,
as no one from the athletic department had the com-
mon courtesy to call me and inform me of the situation
that had taken place the previous evening. I became very
concerned while talking to Mr. Hamrick and Coach
Herrion, when it became increasingly apparent that their
concern was around David's ability to play in the up-
coming game rather than evaluating the extent of his
Coach Herrion encouraged the players to hurt each
other; he created and promoted an atmosphere of vio-
lence. I can appreciate his desire to have his players com-
pete hard, however, his methods have reached an unac-
ceptable level when his motivation causes my son to be
victimized by a teammate. This incident and his actions
following it cannot be written off simply as a misunder-
standing. Coach Herrion, pushing a student prone to vio-
lence sends a message to the student athletes that violence,
in the name of winning, is acceptable. I disagree. As I am
sure you do as well. As a result, David is now being ostra-
cized because Mike Hamrick and Coach Herrion are at-
tempting to place blame for the incident with him. I think
you would agree that this is unacceptable.
I am extremely concerned as to why Mike Hamrick,
ECU'S athletic director, would meet with players individu-
ally and intimidate them into signing statements or face
losing or repaying their scholarships. This seems to be an
effort on his part to sweep this situation under the rug in-
stead of a concerted effort on his part to find out the truth
surrounding this violent and dangerous incident. Where is
the integrity in his actions?
This matter could have been resolved had there been
even a modicum of integrity, honesty and sincerity around
the event that occurred on Feb. 29. Instead we have only
denials�efforts to cover up and place blame. As much as I
am sure we would all like it to be, this matter is not one
that can simply be wished away. During my meeting with
Hamrick, he commented that he appreciated my calmness
in the situation and stated that if the situation were re-
versed he would not be able to remain calm and maintain
Through this unfortunate and embarrassing situation
there has been one person who has maintained an accept-
able level of honesty and sincerity. In our eyes Jim Bazluki
is a hero, he perhaps saved my son's life and at the very
minimum prevented further injuries. He had the courage
to share with Coach Herrion that his behavior and com-
ments have been unacceptable around this whole situa-
tion. ECU should recognize his efforts, for without them
this incident could have proved fatal. Mr. Bazluki was the
only individual on the staff that was truly concerned about
David's welfare after the incident. Regretfully, shortly after
the incident took place, he was told that he should cease
all communication with us. The most ironic thing was
that Jim was terminated within days of this altercation.
Chancellor Eakin, I am unsure of how much you know
around this altercation, but this was not simply a pushing
and shoving match in the heat of competition between
two players. David was violently assaulted and in my opin-
ion, Quincy Hall attempted murder. Your head basketball
coach created an atmosphere of violence which, on the
afternoon of Feb. 29, erupted in a bloody and violent at-
tack inside of ECU's locker room. Quincy Hall threatened
to kill David Taylor, and he came within seconds of suc-
ceeding, choking him until he was unconscious.
When parents send their children to college, there is a
certain level of trust that parents have in the university to
protect their children and provide a safe environment for
them to live. My son, David, suffered injuries so numer-
ous that we had him examined by a team of physicians.
This was an unfortunate accident that occurred on your
campus and had it been handled in a different manner, I
would not be sending you this letter now. The actions of a
few in your athletic department have obliterated the trust
that we as parents had in your organization. I hope that
you would want to actively restore that trust in your in-
stitution, staff and faculty by seeking the truth in this situ-
ation and holding people accountable for their own ac-
I have touched on a variety of different issues, all of
which I am prepared to support with factual data. I am
sure that you may have some questions and concerns that
you would like to share as well and I welcome the oppor-
tunity to discuss this matter with you in further detail
prior to any other action on David's behalf. 1 appreciate
your attention to this very serious matter.
David Taylor Sr.
Thursday, April 20, 2000
Tennis teams end season
Men finish first winning
season in three years
The ECU men's and women's
tennis teams competed in the CAA
Championships in Richmond Va
this past weekend, with the men
falling 5-1 against William & Mary,
and the women falling 5-3 against
Virginia Commonwealth. The Lady
Pirates finished 15-10.
That win total gives this year's
teams the second highest number
of wins in team history. The Men
finished 16-15: the first winning
season for the men's team in 3
years. That was the highest win to-
tal for the Men's tennis team since
1957. Coach Tom Morris is build-
ing the program year by year. Both
teams are showing marked im-
provement in only two seasons
"I feel like it was definitely an
improvement from last season. We
finished 6th but a lot of guys on the
team feel like we were in position
to finish 4th or Sth said ECU
player Dustin Hall. "Wilmington
was a disappointing loss, we had
just as many wins as thembut fin-
ished under them because of the
loss. Beating teams that we had lost
to last year before gives us more
confidence and more respect
The men's team played hard this
year and is making strides towards
a bright future. Morris feels he has
the team moving in the right direc-
tion. The season may have ended
against William & Mary but they
will continue to work in the off sea-
"William and Mary played a
very good match against us. We
played William and Mary early in
the year and they beat us 7-0. The
guys have started to become a good
team for the next couple of years
Morris said. "We fought hard in this
match unfortunately we did not put
it together. William & Mary is a
solid team and I thought we played
well. I am disappointed with the
way we finished in the conference
but I am very happy with the way
we played this season
The women's team which has
grown close this season under the
leadership of Team Captain
Meredith Spear, should continue to
improve. In the match against VCU
the Lady Pirates showed a tough-
ness that they did not posses the
first time they met earlier in the
The team felt good about the
season. The VCU match was close
this time around featuring 3 singles
wins which sent the two teams into
the doubles round tied 3-3. The
team got started with Hrushida
Kamthe tolling over the CAA rookie
of the year 1 -6,6-4 6-1. The singles
wins grew as ECU freshman Lyndall
Jordan beating Kate Vasylyeva, 6-4,
6-4. ECU'S Andrea Terrill closed out
the singles round in the number 6
position winning 6-1,6-4 over Sir!
"It was a great season. One of
the best women's tennis has ever
had Terrill said. "We were able to
take them (VCU) to doubles. We
would have liked to have finished
higher in the conference because
we are a good team, we are only
going to get better next year be-
cause we will be able to win the
close ones we lost this year
Both the men's and women's
teams will participate in individual
off season workouts in preparation
for fall tournaments next season.
"The girls played a real tough
match. We gave them a good scare
after singles but could not get it
done in doubles Morris said. "The
team has been playing hard and
well against quality teams down the
stretch of the season and this team
is solid as well.
"Overall the team played great
tennis this I felt like we played real
well. VCU at one time was ranked
19th. They are ranked somewhere
in the top 40 which means they will
probably be invited to the National
Championships. The score was tied
3-3 after singles. Last year they beat
us 5-0 and this year we only lost 5-
3. I think that match will do us a
lot of good for next year Morris
This writer can be contacted
from page 11
"They got the big hits against
us, had the grand slam early on,
and that gave them agood chance
to win the ball gam? said Head
Coach Keith LeClair.
"My pitches felt good tonight
said Scott Greene, the starting
pitcher for the Pirates. "They were
just diving into the pitches, being
very aggressive on the ball. Any-
time a team is that aggressive, they
are going to have some hits
Earey kept ECU in check
throughout the game, striking out
12 Pirates through eight innings and
allowing two runs off six hits.
"Their pitching didn't beat us, we
beat ourselves said outfielder Eric
Bakich. "We struck out too much
and didn't get on the ball as well as
they did. We'll battle back,
The Pirates face the Demon
Deacons of Wake Forest University
at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 19.
This writer can be contacted
DID HE DIE
Jesus Christ died a horrific death�beaten,
(.flipped with bone or metal pieces fixed in a
nine-lash whip, mocked with a crown of two-
ch thorns pressed into his head, wrists and
feet nailed to a cross where he hung until he died
of slow suffocation What was it all for? For
On the contrary. Jesus had many reasons for
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I) This was Jesus, who had healed people
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keeping him there-it was his love for US.
2) He had clearly identified himself as God.
That's why the religious authorities were having
him tortured and killed. But on five different
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"Your iniquity (sin) has made a separau'on
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penalty, a price to be paid, for our sin. Going to
church? No. Being a good person? No. The
penalty for our sin is death. Death?! So that we
would not have to die for our sin, Jesus died in
our place, is the prophet Isaiah staled nearly
600 years before Jesus was bom. "All of us like
sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to
his own way; but the Lord has caused the iniquity
IsinJ of us all to fall on him He paid (fully)
for our sin and now offers us complete
4) We don't expect God to offer us forgive-
ness and eternal life, but he does. But such a gift
only belongs to those who take it. Instead of
trying to perform for God. look what he has done
for you. How many of us are trying to gel claw to
God, not realizing that he already desires to come
into our lives? Jesus said, "Behold I stand at the
door and knock, if anyone hears my voice and
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If you're like many people, you sense God's
desire to know you and have a personal
relationship with you. But he won't force yon into
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"Jesus, thank you for paying for my sins. I
open the door of my life right now, and ask you
to come In. Do with my life what you would like.
Thank you for your forgiveness and for coming
inio my life right now if you asked him into
your life just now, your sins are forgiven, he
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Injuries on men's team
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This weekend the ECU men's
and women's track teams will do
something that they will never do
again. ECU will compete in their
final CAA Championships.
Next season the Pirates will sit
out of the conference champion-
ships as they wait to join Confer-
"You could call it incentive
said Len Klepack, head cross coun-
try coach. "It will be an incentive
to do real well. You want to let
them know what you were like
Going into their last CAA
Championship meet, the women's
squad takes aim at the conference
title while the men's team faces
"We're loading up on every-
thing said Matt Munson,
women's track coach. "I think this
is one of the best teams we've ever
had on this campus in the women's
track program. We're going in there
One reason the team Is confi-
dent heading into the meet is their
depth in the field events.
"This year we are strong in the
field events Munson said. "Last
year we only had one person com-
peting in the high jump, this year
we have two. Last year we didn't
have anybody in the pole vault or
the Javelin, this year we got people
in those events. People that have a
legitimate chance to score
While the women's team has
their eyes on the conference title,
the men's team's title hopes were
dashed at last weeks' Sea Ray Re-
lays, in Knoxville, Tenn. All-Ameri-
cans Damon Davis and James
Alexander suffered hamstring inju-
ries. Both injuries occurred during
the 4x200 meter relay. Alexander
suffered the injury early in his leg
of the race. He finished and was
able to hand off. Davis suffered his
injury during the final leg of the
relay. He was unable to finish. Davis
and Alexander will not compete this
weekend at the conference champi-
"With Damon and James hurt,
we're losing 35 points said Bill
Carson, head men's track coach.
"This will definitely change our fo-
cus going into the meet. I was se-
cretly going up there and trying to
win the thing, all that's done
Despite the injuries to the AU-
Americans, the Pirates still are opti-
mistic heading into the meet.
"We definitely have a shot in the
4x100, the 100, the 400, the 200 and
the intermediate hurdles Carson
The injuries to Davis and
Alexander shouldn't keep them out
of the prestigious Penn Relays later
"We're not hanging our heads
Carson said. "They'll be back for the
Penn Relays and they'll definitely be
back for the (USTCA Series in At-
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Game Two was a different ball
game for the Pirates. All of their hit-
ting woes from the last three games
were put to rest with 12 hits, three
of which were home runs. The
eight-run rule was put into effect,
ending the game after four and a
half innings of play.
"We just pulled it around in the
second game said Bridger, who
drove in three runs, scored two and
added a stolen base and a home run.
"We knew we had to turn it up, so
we relaxed and our sticks woke up
Other Pirates contributing to
the 11-0 shut out were Sliepperson,
2-for-2 with two runs scored and a
home run, McDougald, 2-for-2
with two runs scored, Manzo, 2-
for-2 with two runs scored, two sto-
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scored and two stolen bases and
Halpern, who finished with one
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"Our offense lagged during the
previous three games. The first
game against Maryland, we were
fortunate to come away with a vic-
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CONGRATULATIONS TO Stephanie
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Rose Queen. Love the new members
and sisters of Alpha Xi Delta.
PI KAPPA Phi. Oh the things we'll do
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SPECIAL THANKS to Jessie Givens
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the wrestler's world
the rough and tumble of
the pros, pgs.4-5
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rise, pg. 3
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(when it's summer), pg. 7
a visit from
they came, they saw, they took some pictures
D. Miccah Smith
As many of you out there have probably
heard already, Playboy magazine recently
decided to feature ECU women in its annual
Women of Conference USA pictorial. Regard-
less of political views on whether or not
women should be showing off their, urn,
assets for millions of men (and women) to
ogle over and fantasize about, the opportunity
arose for myself to view the initial photogra-
phy process first hand and come back with a
story. Not too shabby.
Playboy's arrival on campus generated its
own fair share of controversy, with numerous
people e-mailing and calling various school
officials in protest against the dehumaniza-
tion of women through nude pictorials. But,
when Playboy visited campus on April 4 and 5,
its employees exhibited themselves with class
and sophistication, and there were no deviant
or lewd activities involved. In fact, this photo
shoot involved no nudity what so ever. They
conducted themselves in a discreet and classy
manner and had the womens' concerns first
and foremost on their minds at all times.
The whole process was held at the
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel on Stantonsburg
Road. It was oddly discreet for a magazine
known for its flamboyance.
The first order of business at the shoot
was a contract signing by the applicants and a
statement of measurements, age, class,
personality questions and confirmation of
student status. All of this was held in a neat
and orderly room with a Playboy representa-
tive, Eden, watchiTig over them and answer-
ing any questions.
After the initial obligations were out of
the way, the applicant then went into a
separate and private room with the photogra-
pher to take a series of pictures with two main
shots emphasized. One was a basic shoulders-
up picture and the other was one with the
women in a two-piece bathing suit - nothing perverted or
outrageous, just laid back and professional. After the pictures
were taken, the applicants returned to the original room to finish
the necessary paper work and receive final information.
The number of women who applied was amazing. 1 didn't
expect to actually meet many of these women or be able to talk
to them, but Playboy provided me with access to some consenting
women after the shoot for a short interview. There were about 50-
60 students who applied. From these people the number will
dwindle to six or seven for a follow-up shoot some weeks later.
These finalists' pictures and bios are then scrutinized and debated
over before two individuals from each school are picked for the
actual photo spread to appear in the September issue of Playboy.
Since this is ECU's first year with full-team participation in
Conference USA, it is the first opportunity for the school's
women to pose. Each of the schools in the conference will have
two of three women to appear in the magazine.
Some of the applicants were willing to speak to me about the
experience while others would speak only on the condition of
anonymity. The women ranged from the quiet type to outrageous
and flamboyant, and all were eager to answer whatever questions
Freshman Veronica Zedd provided the most entertaining
reason as to why she wanted to pose.
"I want to do it because I want every man in America to
desire me It is all about your attitude. I want to do it, my
Naked As Jaybird
Playboy's May 2000 issue Perhaps the September cover will bear an ECU girl.
mother approves of it so why not? She actually helped me
out the bikini I was going to wear to the tryout she said.
Ranging from the flamboyant to mundane, the reasons
followed the same track of "I wanted to" and "why not?" These
women seemed completely at ease with their bodies and would
enjoy the extra attention it would bring. Some applicants were
ones that succumbed to the ever-popular peer pressure. Sopho-
more Kim Stanard seemed coaxed into applying and revealed
that she had come with some of her friends and applied with
"I just did it for fun she said. "I came out here with my girls
and we did it. No big deal really
The shoot was pretty tame, and actually managed to surprise
me with its low-key atmosphere. It was like it was just another
day at the office for them. Playboy managed to come to
Greenville and take pictures without compromising the appli-
cants' pride or attitude. Hell, if I looked half as good as some of
the applicants did and I was female, I'd be getting naked in no
time. It isn't about debasing women, it is about taking pride in
your body and your school. Now, who can find fault in that?
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Ross won $300 for her work, but the choice was tough for
judge Mark Cooley, an ECU alumnus with a master's degree in
"The best in show Cooley said. "That's the one piece
that made me come back the most and look at it It made
me think after leaving the place
Cooley added that he took a lunch break during the three
hours he spent judging some 89 entries in eight categories,
which added to the mixed media piece's effectiveness.
"There's an honorable mention in each categoryl, and
that's worth $50 said Lee Howard, chair of the Student
Union's Visual Arts Committee.
Malea Rhodes' deceptively simple "Eclipse" took the
honorable mention in ceramics. Shaped like a half-ellipse and
harshly textured with a rough black matte finish on the
outside, the tall bowl looks heavy. Inside is an inch-thick rim
around a shallow scooped indention, cream-colored and
chalky smooth. The bowl looks solid, but Malea explained how
she used a "double-walled" process, popularized in the 1980s,
to make it hollow inside so that it would not explode during
the firing process.
Malea calls her dramatic bowls "orb-shaped and said
she'd been making them for only two months prior to her win.
Art Students' Works judged, On display at MendenlMlrlgular work is really feminine she said of the glossy
pastel-colored pieces she now sells at galleries in Kinston N.C.and
D. Miccah Smith
FH flee Reporter
At the top of the steps is a triangular wooden table topped with glass. Under the glass, arranged
in the classic "food pyramid style are brightly colored icons of breads, vegetables, meats and dairy
products fashioned from bits of magazine pictures and food boxes. Three white ceramic plates, each
mounded with a black velvet cushion, top the glass. Each holds a choker made of black metal rings
and one of three other curious components: amber plastic circles cut from a prescription drug bottle,
aluminum soft drink can strips listing cryptic ingredients, and laminated bits of food labels bearing
harsh-looking chemical names.
"You Are What You Eat by Sara Ross, is this year's winner of Best in Show in the annual
Illumina student art competition sponsored by the Student Union.
"1 think of jewelry as a form of identity, and if you wear the jewelry on the table you're identify-
ing your politic said Ross, a senior majoring in metals. Ross said she wants her work to be an
activist, and that she hopes it will spark conversation about the preservatives and other chemicals we
Wilmington N.C. "I make functional pots for everyday use
According to Howard, being able to say that they participated
in a juried show like Illumina, plus the local exposure of their
work, will help-winners when searching for a career in art.
"I spent quite a long time looking; everything that was
submitted was good work Cooley said. "1 thought that pieces
that I picked were pieces that 1 came back to several times
In art, getting noticed is the hard part, second only to getting
paid. Illumina is one chance for any ECU student to do both.
Anyone who ventures upstairs in Mendenhall Student Center
between now and May 2 has a chance to see 36 student exhibits
selected from among the entries by Cooley. Awards were given for
works in communication arts, mixed media, metal design, sculp-
ture, painting, drawing, ceramics and printmaking.
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THE INS AND OUTS OF
America's Hispanic population is on the rise, and with it there
has been a recent surge of salsa music, a form of Latin dance
Salsa music originated as an official art form in the 70s, with
the people of Cuban and Puerto Rican decent in New York City.
They immigrated to United States for the work, but unwound with
their dancing and music.
But, salsa's roots go much further back in time to the days of
slave trading when the Spanish brought captives from West Africa
to the Caribbean to work on sugar cane plantations. They brought
their music with them in both song and rhythm. As they became
more assimilated with the Spanish, so did the music.
The early influence of African music is heard even in today's
salsa. For instance, often during a song the chorus will sing
followed by the lead responding to what they say in an improvisa-
tional style of call and response, similar to a system still used in
West Africa today.
Since the inception of salsa, it has become popular all over the
globe. At the International Salsa Congress, held annually in San
Juan, Puerto Rico, over 20 nations participate including United
Kingdom, Sweden, Australia and Japan. In Japan, too, there is a
highly successful band that plays salsa called "Orquesta de la
Luz" which sings its song in
Spanish. And, of course, it's part of
the Latin world from Mexico to
Salsa has even grown popular
enough to come to Greenville.
Every Sunday night is salsa night
at the Ramada Inn on Greenville
Boulevard. People from in and
around Pitt County come to
dance and enjoy the music.
"We get people of all ages
said Ramon Serrano, DJ for
salsa night. "Like we'll have
families come or a couple in
their sixties who can still move
Salsa night is open to everyone, with or without experience.
"The people there are really nice Serrano said. "If you don't
know any steps someone will gladly teach you the basics
Not all Latin-sounding music is salsa. Take, for instance, most
of the recent popular Latin
stars. Ricky Martin's style is
actually American pop, plain
and simple, with occasional
Spanish phrases. It's the same
with Enrique Iglesias.
But, there are several
popular, older, artists who have
the salsa label. Tito Puente and
Celia Cruz are two examples.
The most important thing
about salsa music is its beat.
Without the beat it's just
glorified Ricky Martin. Clave is
what it's called, and dissimilar
to most American music, it's
very intricate. Salsa is made to
be danced to.
If you want to give salsa
dancing a shot, visit the
Ramada Inn on Sunday from 8
a.m to noon. There is a $3
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Heat-the amount of
reaction a wrestler brings
Job-to lay down for
another wrestler, to lose a
match to elevate another
tion of reality for one's
Over-if the fans enjoy
the wrestler and his perfor-
mance, he is "over"
Pop-the amount of
crowd reaction when a
keeps up with wrestling on
the Internet or radio,
generally used as a deroga-
tory terra by wrestlers
describing people they
who keeps up with con-
tract negotiations and the
of wrestling, generally
knows things the average
wrestling fan wouldn't
Work-a story that is
supposed to be real for
people to believe, but
instead it is made up to
fool the "smarts"
within a storyline
Sell-to make a move
seem real, to add pain after
Sump-to take a fall or
to take a real hit (chair
shot, table break, etc)
Who makes matches for the
writers to build around
character, can change if the
character isn't popular
World Championship Wrestling (WCW) has seen plenty
of changes in the last decade, ranging from the old-guy-in-
way-to-small-pants saying he's gonna "murderalize" some-
body to today's realm of the regular guy wanting to kick some
ass. While this particular federation has had its ups and downs
from time to time, the product has pretty much stayed the
While other federations like Extreme Championship
Wrestling (ECW) and World Wrestling Federation (WWF) have
latched onto and thrived off of a more hardcore style of
wrestling and personalities, WCW has stayed on the old-
school path of wrestling before storylines, which in my
humble opinion, sucks boobies.
WCW probably has the worst behind-the-scenes atmo-
sphere in wrestling. Recent defections by money-making
names like Chris Benoit, Perry Saturn and Chris Jericho make
WCW look like bush leagues compared to WWF. Make no
bones about-WWF is the hot commodity going today in the
wrestling world, gaining nearly triple the ratings each week
compared to WCW broadcasts.
Recent changes in WCW may show that the world is
gonna once again have two big players in the wrestling game.
Eric Bischoff, the man responsible for WCW's huge rise in the
'90s, has been brought back into the presidential role along-
side Vince Russo to try to bring WCW back from oblivion and
return to the nation's limelight. Russo, a former WWF head
writer and widely regarded as a genius In wrestling circles, is
slated to head all television writing duties while Bischoff is
scheduled to play the role of editor.
WCW has always beaten WWF in one of the most
fundamentally crucial aspects of wrestling, accumulating
talented performers to fill weekly shows, heir talent roster is
gigantic compared to other feds and the product shows on
television. Popular "lucha-libre" wrestling (coined from the
Mexican style of high flying and high-risk maneuvers) has
always possessed a fond spot in many wrestling fans' hearts.
Sheer athletic ability is also something that WCW thrives in.
Highly technical wrestlers like Kanyon and Vampirn provide
�in instant shot in the arm when they are on the boob tube.
WCW is on the way to rebuilding its image, so look lor many
storylines featuring Vampiro. who has impressed many people
inside the DU with his talent.
While the WWF has gone toward more adult-oriented
themes in recent years (just look at Val Vcnis and the
Godfather's Ho-Train) VVCW has hung hack and stayed child-
friendly. Stars like Goldberg and The Wall have emerged as
sure-Ian favorites, while the hardcore guys like Bam Bam
Bigelow (yeah, he is still alive) and Norman Smiley (my Cod
how did this man become popular) have taken a back seat to
mediocre performers and even worse storylines.
WCW has also taken on the mean-spirited nickname
"wheel chair wrestling" moniker because it seems like every
wrestler being pushed into the spotlight is over 50 years old and flabby
from the floor up. Wrestlers like Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan are still being
pushed while younger, more capable stars are being released. The sheer
flab factor of Hogan's physique is enough to make any man soil himself, I
mean, Sid Vicious, "Ruler of the Squirrels" is still wrestling today. I saw
him wrestle way hack when Randy Savage (who still wrestles and is in his
40s, maybe 50s) still wore his purple and gold cowboy hat with the little
banners hanging from them. Kevin Nash, while still up there pushing
li)id'40s on the age machine, has provided some entertainment, hut
viewers are falling awav from his aritics toward the younger, more high-
WCW has a long way to go before it regains the top spot ovei WWF
in ratings as well as fans' televisions. I mean, when WWI's program RAW
couldn't he shown because the USA network was showing the
Westminster Dog Show, WCW's Nitro still got beat by a full ratings point.
Nitro got beat by a frickin' clog show. How' sad is that? Only time will tell
if Vince Russo and Eric Bischoff have the balls as well as the chance to
make WCW a hot product. Don't hold your breath. It may take a while,
but hey, they didn't build Rome in a day, right?
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Vince McMahon, an excellent representative of ECU. (all photos from World Wide Web)
ECU's finest: Vince McMahon
and his dynasty
Wrestling is not just for entertaining
anymore. Actually, it is has become a very
From April 1999 to January 2000, the
World Wrestling Federation (WWF) made
over $48.3 million. In 1999, the company
made $250 million and is projecting sales of
$340 million for this year. And, at the helm is
a man that received his degree from ECU.
Vince McMahon received his B.A. in business administration from ECU
in 1969. McMahon is a third-generation wrestling promoter who was raised in
a rural part of eastern North Carolina by his mother and stepfather. He met his
father when he was 12 and thus began his obsession with the business.
His father was a regional wrestling promoter who ran Capitol Wrestling,
a company that promoted shows from Maine to Virginia. In 1982, Vince and
his wife Linda, who also graduated from ECU, bought the wrestling company
from his father.
Since then, McMahon and company have built an empire valued at over
$1 billion. The whole family does its part. Linda handles the day-to-day
operations; son Shane is president of new media, and daughter Stephanie sells
Vince built his empire by using athletes from all different sports. His
wrestlers are former boxers, football players, basketball players and Ultimate
Fighting competitors. He created wrestlers that are pimps, psychopaths and
Krn stars. Vince also uses women in his show, perhaps the more popular
being Chyna. One Thanksgiving, McMahon had two women wrestle in gravy.
Hut. along the way he has had to light competitors and scandals. In the
early '90s, the WWF was engulfed in a steroid scandal. There were also sexual
misconduct allegations. This allowed lor World :iuimpionship Wrestling
(WCW) to gain a part of the market and close the gap in the ratings war
between the two companies.
The company also li.nl to deal with tragic accidents. In October of 1999,
the wrestlerliroz, or Darren Drozdpv, was paralyzed after he fractured liis
neck. During a show, in front oi thousands ol people, the wrestler Owen Hart
died during a stunt before a match. It brought the company and the industry
itself to a screeching halt. It prompted main people to argue that it has all
gotten out of hand and that changes should he made.
lor now, McMahon and family have to come up with new plots to keep
people watching and find new ways to promote the company, like the new
CD that the company has coming out with famous artists performing to the
introduction music and creating their own wrestling-related music. It's family
business, and it all started here in eastern North Carolina.
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� When Big
Bossman and Bull
Kanes hand on the
show, The Big Red
broken and had
been since before
2000. He will be
wearing a cast for
4-6 weeks and
absent from the
for a torn pectoral
muscle and should
be at 100 percent
in about a month.
His planned return
look for him to
get into the
� Look for
Chyna to break
with Latin Heat
Eddie Guerro in a
quest to get the
� Mick l-oley
finishing up a
childrens' t hrist-
mas book and will
return to the
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the one-man '80s band
who plays the old-school tunes
D. Miccah Smith
Fountainhead Hce Reporter
I thought I'd seen everything, but two weeks ago Corey Stuart breezed into Ham's with his
own breed of a one-man band: The portable '80s show.
Armed with a cherry-red guitar synth (think Jem and the Holograms) and a futuristically
silver dee-luxe keyboard, Stuart bleeped and booped his way through the "me decade" in a
marginally successful attempt to penetrate Ham's Wednesday night din.
To summarize, the music was pretty good, but the crowd just wouldn't behave. Like a true
bar pianist, he crooned to a largely unresponsive audience. But don't let that fool you into
thinking Stuart wasn't a one-man party.
Stuart amply demonstrated a true devotion to form, superb mixing ability and wide famil-
iarity with the most crowd-pleasing '80s songs. His from-scratch covers, which combined pre-
recorded tracks with live ones, paid homage to every band and artist from Depeche Mode to
Howard Johnson, including a large sample of hair bands.
Stuart showed off his skills by playing with the covers; his rendition of Prince's "When
Doves Cry" was quiet and introspective, minus the harsh percussion of the original. And, he
piled on more organic sounds, such as violins, into other tracks.
But not every song was as good as the next; "Video Killed the Radio Star" and "I Ran" both
fell flat of my expectations. They rang somewhat shrill, and I'd sooner have the originals. That
brings me to an important point: After listening to '80s music for a long time, and a stint as the
"Material Girl" on WZMB's Retro Show, I tend to associate my favorite songs with the original
performers. Stuart's voice, while blending well with some songs, didn't work with others. He
would do well to lay off the scotch before attempting high notes, and his bubble-gum-pop
singing style was not as all-purpose as he may have hoped.
Overall, his show was energetic while managing to dodge the geeky label that usually sticks
to such performances like a cheap suit; he's sure to flourish in a more performance-friendly
venue. If you like the Breakfast Club, Stuart's probably your bag.
This writer can be contacted at msmlthStec.ecu.edu.
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In case you haven't noticed, school is almost out for the
summer. In about two weeks the warm weather will suck people out
of this town like the giant vacuum cleaner from Spaceballs. Students
disappear, returning to their roots to spend their nights sitting on
cars in Kmart parking lots.
For those of us left behind, working and slipping off to summer
school classes from Monday through Thursday, Greenville seems a
vast, empty wasteland during the summer months. That's why this
week, instead of having my usual adventures in being sober, I asked
around and undertook a painstaking search through the Yellow
Pages to come up with a handful of things you may not have
thought of that could keep you occupied on you alcohol-free nights
from May to August.
Did you know Greenville had a Fun Park? Well, we do. It's
located out on 264 near the fairgrounds. They have go karts,
miniature golf, bumper boats and a road track. I haven't been there
yet, but they say it's a blast. It's a childhood adventure land come to
life, complete with a video arcade. For more information, call 757-
Not far from the Fun Park is River Park North, a nature park
with trails that run along the Tar River, where you can also rent a
paddle boat and go puttering along in the water. It's a great place to
commune with nature, if you're into that sort of thing. But be
advised, River Park North was flooded out during Floyd, so it may
not be restored to its original beauty yet.
And speaking of nature, you don't have to drive to the moun-
tains to go camping. There are several campgrounds within a half-
hour drive, including one in Chocowinity and another in Washing-
ton. Pick up a map, choose a location, grab your gear and go. You
can have a night under the stars, get munched on by mosquitoes
and know that you're never far from home if things go bad and your
significant other starts complaining about the root his or her head is
using for a pillow.
blow off steam. The Rec Center will
See this nice
this, too, if
Not so much into nature? Like your fun a little more prepack-
aged? Me too. On the other side of town you can find a water slide for
just that kind of purpose. It's not much of a water slide-hardly that
hub of adventure you find at any beach town, but it's the only one
we've got. It's located past the mall on Cotanche Street in the New
Bern direction, and, it's good for at least a couple of hours of fun on a
slimy blue mat.
Blue? Did I say blue? As in the color of your face after a nice game
of paintball? You always meant to get a group together to go play,
didn't you? Well, what better activity is there to curb summer bore-
dom? East Carolina Paintball can rent you the field, guns, paint,
masks and the appropriate extras for a weekend of firing colored globs
at the faces of all your friends. For more Information, call 754-8267.
Then, there's the Student Recreation Center, the old standby, the
free facility where you can hop off to whenever you get the urge.
Although some people feel that no one should be allowed to use the
rec center unless they are serious fitness junkies, 1 say that nothing is
better to release a little cabin fever than a few laps around the track
and a game of racquetball. Give the step machine a go or try some of
those funky machines. You don't have to be able to lift 200 pounds
your first try, but you'd be surprised at how an occasional workout
takes all the stress away. Bring your Walkman, though, because they
almost never have good music playing in there.
And now, for something completely different. It may not be your
idea of a good time, but the Red Cross is always looking for platelet
donors. If you've spent your free time playing paintball and hanging
out at the Fun Park, you may be due for something charitable.
Platelets are little things that float around in your bloodstream
and are lost when cancer patients undergo chemotherapy. When you
donate, the nurses stick one line in one arm and one line in the other.
They run your blood out from the first and through a machine that
takes out the platelets before it returns your blood to you. It doesn't
hurt, but your blood comes back below your body temperature so
your lips go numb and you shiver even though you're warm. It's
Platelet donation takes about two hours the first time you do it,
but the nurses are really cool and you get to watch TV. Then they give
you cookies, soda and a cup. Twenty-four hours later your platelets
are helping to keep a leukemia patient alive. I have done this several
times, and it is just about one of the most rewarding ways to spend a
lazy afternoon. But, it is not for the faint-of-heart. Don't try it unless
you have a strong constitution and no fear of needles, and know that
you can't go to sleep because you have to maintain a constant blood
flow. The center is located in the shopping center across from Caro-
lina East Mall, next to the movie theater. For more information, call
So there you are. A whole heap of things you can do this summer
when you have a free afternoon. Next time you hear someone
whining about how boring Greenville is, you can just pick this
column up and whap 'em with it. Whap 'em hard, then go ride the
cup? I drink out of this cup evWf You can have a cup like
you give platelets, (photo by EmlfrrWM,P�b)�tactedat fountamheadmec.ecu.edu.
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