The East Carolinian, April 25, 2000

The School of Art raises
money for scholarships.
17 days to go until Graduation
Spring festival
ECU'S 21st Annual Barefoot on the Mall
spring festival begins at noon on Thursday,
April 27 at the center mall of east campus.
This year's theme is "Pirates of the Carib-
bean The program will include food and
"Hate Free Zone"
A cultural diversity program for students
and staff will be held from 8-11 p.m
Wednesday, April 26 in Mendenhall Stu-
dent Center. The program is aimed at cre-
ating a "Hate Free Zone" and is described
as "an experiential program dealing with
cultural diversity Contact: The Depart-
ment of University Housing Services, 328-
Health screenings
The ECU Health and Benefit Fair be-
gins at noon today in Room 2W-38,40 and
50 of the Brady Medicine Building. The fair
is for faculty and staff and includes infor-
mation booths along with vision screen-
ings, blood pressure checks and muscle
and joint assessments.
"Song of Love ana Spring"
A concert entitled "Song of Love and
Spring" will be presented in a concert of
choral music at 8 p.m tonight in Wright
Auditorium. Choirs participating are the
ECU Concert Choir, the Symphonic Cho-
rus, the Greenville Choral Society
Children's Choir, the Percussion Ensemble
and the Faculty Vocal Quartet. The public
is invited. Admission is free.
Health fair
The ECU Health and Benefits Fair con-
tinues 9 a.m. until 3 p.m Wednesday, April
26 in Mendenhall Student Center. The
events include health screenings and infor-
mation booths about employee benefits,
retirement and stress reduction.
"Guns ana Public Health"
The Perspectives Lecture Series at the
School of Medicine will offer a look at
"Guns and Public Health" at 12:30
p.m.Jhursday, April 27 in Room 2W-50 of
the Brady Building. The speaker is Dr.
Lance K. Stell, director of the Medical Hu-
manities Program at Davidson College and
a medical ethicist at the Carolinas Medical
Center in Charlotte. His address is free and
the public is invited. Contact: The Bioethics
Center, 816-2797.
Regional music
Folklorist-musician, Bill Mansfield will
play "The Songs of Eastern Carolina" in a
free public performance at 7 p.m Thurs-
day, April 29 in Room 244 of Mendenhall
Student Center. Mansfield, a Raleigh na-
tive, will accompany his songs on the banjo
and will discuss their meaning and histori-
cal context. He has performed around the
state since 1979 and has played his music
in locations such as on board the
Ocracoke-to-Hatteras ferryboat, at the
Outer Banks folk festivals, at community
colleges, museums and on university cam-
puses. Contact: Maury York, ECU Joyner
Library, 328-0252.
Vote online at
Do you feel the SGA should
have responded to the
alleged racism downtown
before now?
Results of last week's question:
Do you feel that expanding the cultural
center will make it a more effective re-
41 Yes 59 No
Win comes in team's final
conference meet.
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Showers, high of 65'
and a low of 43'
SGA passes proposal to support
actions against club owners
Students hope to send
powerful message
Angela Harne
The Minority Coalition and
the Black Student Union (BSU),
who have joined forces to fight
the continuing acts of discrimi-
nation demonstrated by down-
town clubs, are in the process of
drawing up a lawsuit to sue club
owners who treat minorities un-
Na'im Akbar, co-chair of the
Minority Coalition went to Stu-
dent Government Association
(SGA) two weeks ago asking them
for their support on the issue. He
said the SGA does not have the
luxury of being neutral with any
student issues
"1 was annoyed that I had to
ask for their support rather than
it being offered Akbar said.
"Since the beginning of the year
the university has been promot-
ing cultural diversity. It just goes
to show that the SGA is insensi-
tive to minority student needs
Akbar said he hopes that his
actions will send a message to the
new executive council.
"Hopefully they will be more
conscience to all students and
the issues that regard them
Akbar said. �
Overton Harper, 1999-2000
executive treasurer, said that
each representative should be
See CONFLICT, page 2
Na'im Akbar of the Minority Coalition and David Bucci of the Student Welfare
Committee look over the SGA proposal to support students in their fight
against discrimination in downtown clubs, (photo by Emily Richardson)
Social, physical effects
of Floyd to be discussed
Terra Steinbeiser
In an effort to continue discussions concerning
recovery from last September's Hurricane Floyd, ECU
will host a conference that will examine the social,
natural and economic impact that such disasters
have on individuals and communities.
The conference, entitled In the Aftermath of Hur-
ricane Floyd: Recovery in the Coastal Plain, will take
place May 24-26 at Mendenhall Student Center and
will feature speakers and roundtable discussions be-
tween participants. The discussions and presenta-
tions will focus primarily on ways to reduce the loss
Of life and property following disasters in the future.
Members of the conference committee say they
want the conference to bring together scientists, citi-
zens, legislators, disaster experts, farmers, students
and business leaders to "convene in assessment
groups to recommend steps to mitigate loss of life
and property in future extreme events
"We want everybody to come said Dr. John
Maiolo, chair of the conference and a professor in
the sociology department. "We need as many people
as possible to come so we can exchange ideas and
improve our plans for disaster recovery and preven-
Hurricane and disaster experts from around the
country and state have been invited to make presenta-
tions at the symposium, including Gov. Jim Hunt and
Dr. Robert Sheets, the former director of the National
Hurricane Center.
The conference was the idea of Dr. Thomas
Feldbush, vice chancellor for Research and Graduate
Studies and a member of the Outreach Network. The
Network, which is made up of university administra-
tors (including Chancellor Eakin), toured six commu-
nities in the eastern region of the state to assess the
extent of the damage and to lay out a plan for recovery
soon after the hurricane and flood.
"We made a promise to the people that we would
organize a conference this spring to discuss and figure
out what had happened, how we can be better pre-
pared for disasters in the future and so on Feldbush
said. "This is us fulfilling that promise
The conference is being sponsored by 22 different
Pride Week 2000 kicks off for B-GLAD
Group plans more
campus involvement
Angela Harne
Members of Bisexuals, Gays,
Lesbians and Allies for Diversity
(B-GLAD) will celebrate their di-
versity throughout this week.
Last night at the Percolator
Coffeehouse, B-GLAD featured
the gaylesbian musical group,
Kid Sister from Durham, N.C. to
signal the beginning of Pride
Members of B-GLAD who
were in attendance said they
hope the week of events will pro-
mote awareness and acceptance
on campus.
"Hopefully the awareness
will open the doors of those
whoj are interested in B-GLAD
said Rich Elkins, alumnus and
founder of B-GLAD.
The group was founded at
ECU on April 20, 1994. Elkins
said that he started with the sup-
port of student leadership. He
then recruited members, wrote a
constitution and now the group
receives funding from the Stu-
dent Government Association
Elkins said the administration
is very supportive of the group.
"When 1 started the group,
the administration added sup-
port against sexual discrimina-
tion to the university's constitu-
tion Elkins said. "They did it
without us asking which I
thought was great
Elkins said knowing the uni-
versity supports B-GLAD helps
people "come out" without pos-
sessing fear.
Senior Jason McHone, the re-
cently elected B-GLAD president
for next year,
said he plans
to make the
group more
visible on cam-
"I want to
raise the
awareness and
levels through-
out the univer-
sity McHone
said. "In addi-
tion, I want to
get the group
more involved
in campus ac-
said the major
attraction this week is Ray War-
ren, an openly gay judge in Char-
lotte, N.C. Warren will be speak-
ing at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday in
Room 221 in Mendenhall Stu-
From left: Michael Buckley, Elaine Van Horn, Allison Leach and Jason McHone gathered at the
Percolator coffee house to start off B-GLAD's Pride Week, (photo by Emily Richardson)
dent Center.
Freshman Elaine Van Horn,
the newly elected B-GLAD trea-
surer, said she plans to get the
word out about the group and
hopefully decrease homophobia. �
"The administration has been �
great in the acceptance levels
See B-GLAD page 3

The East Carolinian
Tuesday, April 25, 2000
from page 1
taware of problems within the uni-
versity and bring them to the legis-
lature to be solved.
"This was something that was
� probably overlooked Harper said.
! "The welfare committee has been
Ivery busy dealing with the numer-
ous student deaths and accidents
Last night, despite Akbar's dis-
I gust, the SGA passed a resolution to
I show their support for the BSU and
I Minority Coalition's proposal.
David Bucci, chair of the Student
; Welfare Comjmittee presented the
; resolution. He said that he plans to
j further extend the resolution so the
j SGA can do more for the coalition
; and BSU.
Bucci said that he plans to write
; letters to every campus organization
in hopes that they will support the
; "Hopefully we can get them to
I make banners of support and sub-
i mit petitions in regards to down-
i town club actions Bucci said. "We
lhad prolonged our involvement
! with the issue due to the legality of
ithe issue
Last week, the welfare commit-
tee met with the Shamaka Spencer
and Yolanda Thigpen, of the Minor-
ity Coalition, and Steven
Carmichael, vice president of BSU,
to organize thoughts and ideas on
the matter.
Carmichael said he is pleased
with the SGA's support.
"Hopefully is will help raise the
awareness on campus and create a
more hands-on approach to the
fight against discrimination
Carmichael said.
Spencer said she hopes the SGA's
support will further back their mis-
"I think their support will be
beneficial Spencer said. "Having
the governing student body-our
student leaders-take a stand to help
us is great
The minority coalition met last
night at the Ledonia Wright Afri-
can- American Cultural Center to
further discuss their lawsuit.
Spencer said that the bar own-
ers' attorney are requesting a meet-
ing with them.
"It's sad because we tried to meet
with him numerous times, but were
always turned away Spencer said.
"And now that we are drawing up a
lawsuit they're ready and willing to
meet with us
Les Robinson, the attorney rep-
resenting the club owners, could
not be reached for comment.
Spencer said the coalition is in
the process of meeting with their
own lawyers and the FBI for addi-
tional support with their case.
This writer can be contacted at
aharne@tec. ecu. edu.
from page 7
organizations, including the Ameri-
can Red Cross, Trade Oil Company,
University Book Exchange and Pitt
jounty Memorial Hospital, to name
y few. The financial contributions
jrom sponsors will cover roughly
iJtwo-thirds of the cost of the confer-
"ECU is funding at least one-
Ihird of the costs from various bud-
gets Maiolo said. "The university
Is also putting a whole lot of time
3nto this. The committee members
jeceive no compensation for their
iwork with the conference-it's all
Jlonated time Maiolo would not
Jelease the total cost of the confer-
v At the conclusion of the confer-
ence, the committee plans to have
jj summary of lessons learned over
the course of the three days and a
list of recommendations for the fu-
ture. The findings will be published
soon after.
"What we want to stress about
the conference is that ours is differ-
ent than other ones Maiolo said.
"We're going right smack into miti-
gation and recovery
The deadline to register to at-
tend the conference is May 10.
There is a preregistration fee of $40
for adults and $25 for students. For
more information about In the Af-
termath of Floyd: Recovery in the
Coastal Plain, contact Dr. John
Maiolo at 328-4838.
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a solution:
Now In Its second year, is expand-
ing, and Karsenti has spread his business to nine other
college campuses around the country.
"I saw that during move-in and move-out there was
a big problem Karsenti said, "and I thought that a
student-run organization that actually knew the dorms,
knew the students and knew the campus would be best
fit to solve this problemj
With the help of former co-partner, Pratt senior
Geoff Habicht, he launched last year
and began advertising on East Campus. While they
initially hoped for 50 customers, they surprised them-
selves in serving 174 students and actually turning oth-
ers away. The business earned $35,000 in its first year.
Karsenti attributes this success to the fact that as a
student, he could better serve other students.
"I don't see us a storage business; 1 see us as a ser-
vice business Karsenti said. "We try to make it as easy
as possible
Despite the initial success, Karsenti faced resistance
in his endeavor. At that time, the main storage option
for Duke students was Collegiate Student Storage, a
national company. When began ad-
vertising, Collegiate Student Storage put up fliers with
slogans such as "Don't get fast talked by Dukeboxes
"Our response was an ad that said, 'We charge $35
per box; they charge $63 per box Karsenti said.
He believes their plan to undermine his business
actually backfired.
"They criticized the fact that we were students, but
they forgot that their target market was students,
Karsenti said"
Collegiate Student Storage refused to comment on
their advertising feud with, and the
company is not providing service to Duke this year.
Many of the students who used last
year agreed that the door-to-door service and lower
prices attracted them to the company.
"I went abroad first semester, and they held my
boxes while I was away, and then they delivered them
to my new dorm room the day I got back and con-
tacted them said Trinity junior Rachel Chait. "I re-
ally liked that they picked up your boxes and dropped
them off. That cut out the hassle of driving all my stuff
to a storage place
University of Oklahoma-The message that good
triumphs over evil was the common theme at the pub-
lic dedication of the Oklahoma City National Memo-
rial Wednesday night.
"We may never have all the answers, but one truth
is clear. What was meant to break a nation has only
caused it to grow stronger said President Bill Clinton.
Clinton was one of many including, Attorney Gen-
eral Janet Reno, Gov. Frank Keating, Sen. Don Nickles,
Mayor Kirk Humphreys, National Parks Service Direc-
tor Robert Stanton, and family members, survivors and
rescue workers, who spoke to a crowd of thousands at
the entrance of the memorial.
Reno commended Oklahoman's for standing up
against terrorism.
"Thank you for showing America how to stand up
to evil Reno said. "This memorial, like your commu-
nity, will always stand for justice. You demonstrated
triumph of the human spirit and this memorial stands
for that human spirit. Thank you for leading the way
Stanton said the National Parks Service was pleased
to be a part of the memorial.
"The common thread of each national park is rep-
resentative to our national heritage. This park will teach
tales of tragedy and words of hope Stanton said.
Video screens were set up for overflow crowds to
view speakers. Jan Cook from Cleveland, Okla. was one
of the people who watched the dedication outside the
memorial. She said she came because she wanted her
three boys to see how important the event was.
"I wanted them to get a feeling and sense of what
it's like for the people that were involved in the bomb-
ing. Being here will make it more real for them, rather
than watching on television Cook said.
Marge Dover was another that viewed the dedica-
tion outside the memorial. She and her husband trav-
eled from Tulsa for the event.
"We were watching the events on television this
morning and it was very emotionally moving for me. I
felt 1 needed to be here; it was just something I had to
do Dover said.
Clinton spoke on the strength and perseverance of
Oklahoma people. He compared Oklahoma City to the
dogwood tree planted on the White House lawn as a
memorial to the people killed in the bombing.
"Oklahoma City is blooming again Clinton said.
After the speeches everyone attending read in uni-
son a dedication that echoed through the crowd. Im-
mediately following the reading the crowd became still
and quiet to observe 168 seconds of silence for the vic-
David Bucci, chair of the Wel-
fare Committee said he attended
the parking and transportation
meeting last week. He said Dr.
Brown agreed with raising the
freshman hang tags from $4 to
$30. Bucci said issues involving
sophomores and limited stickers
will be dealt with this summer.
Bucci introduced a resolution
entitled "The SGA Supports the
Minority Students of ECU's Ef-
forts Against Discrimination in
Downtown Clubs and Bars The
resolution was passed by the leg-
Chris Williams, chair of ap-
propriations introduced 42 re-
quests for funding: Air Force
ROTC, ABLE, Alpha Kappa Psi,
Alpha Phi Omega, American
Chemical Society-Student Affili-
ates, Arnold Air Society, Kitty
Hawk Squadron, Beta Alpha Psi,
B-Glad, Campus Crusade for Christ,
ECU Chinese Association, ECU
Construction Association, ECU
Communications Organization,
ECU Friends, ECU Native-American
Organization, ECU Student Home-
coming Committee, ECU American
Fisheries Society, ECU Black Stu-
dents' Union, ECU Cnapter of
NAACP, ECU College Republicans,
ECU Hillel, ECU Model United Na-
tions, ECU Panhellenic Council,
Epsilon Chi Nu Fraternity, Financial
Management Association, Gamma
Sigma Sigma, Golden Key National
Honor Society, Inter-Fraternity
Council, Jeet Kune Do Association,
Leadership Corps, National Associa-
tion of Industrial Technology, Na-
tional Panhellenic Council, New
Generation Campus Ministries,
Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Sigma Pi,
Physician Assistant Student Society
(The Keller Society), Pre-Professional
Health Alliance, Professional As-
sociation of Industrial Distribu-
tion, SAGA (School of Anything
Goes Anime), Sigma Omicron
Epsilon, SGA Executive, SGA
Legislative and SGA Judicial.
Christy Lynch, junior class
president, questioned the fund-
ing of the political organizations.
Williams said the SGA can-
not fund them due to SGA regu-
lations, but the groups had to be
acknowledged for their request
of funds.
Representative, Larry Wise
introduced the ECU Panhellenic
Association constitution.
Lynch thanked everyone that
attended last week's banquet.
Scott Respess, Speaker of the
House, said that next Monday is
the last SGA meeting of spring
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yanHorn said. "They
have made huge steps.
Unfortunately, the stu-
dent population has'not
made the best strides, but
that is to be expected
Freshman Allison
Leach, the newly elected
secretary for next year,
said she feels the univer-
sity has promoted racial
diversity, while ignoring
minority groups with dif-
fering sexual orienta-
"Next year, I hope to
promote greater accep-
tance and more member-
ship Leach said.
According to
VanHorn, 60 members
are on the mailing list for
B-GLAD and 15-30 mem-
bers attend the weekly
"The group has grown
a lot in the last year said
Mike Buckley, the current B-GLAD
vice president.
Junior Emily Richardson, a
member of B-GLAD, said she started
an initiative to get the group a per-
manent office space and phone
The musical group Kid Sister from Durham, N.C. entertained the crowd who came to kick off
Pride Week at the Percolator on Monday night (photo by Emily Richardson)
y XCV. Commuter
fjyppreciation IVeek
at Dowdy Student Stores H
Thursday, April 27
10:00 am - 4:00 p.m.
"Because we grow up thinking
we are going to have the kids, hus-
band (or wife) and picket fence
ideal, coming out can be a terrify-
ing experience " Richardson said. "It
is necessary for the university to
provide a home base and a place for
positive support so that individu-
als who are not heterosexual do not
think they are isolated
� This writer can be contacted
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Compliment to Queer Politics" at 7 p.m. in Room 221 in Mendenhall Student Center (MSC).
Wednesday, April 26
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Movie: Boys Don't Cry at 7:30 p.m. in Hendrix Theatre.
Thursday, April 27,
Barefoot on the Mall: Look for B-GLAD's display where the group will be selling water and giving out
information. �
Come enjoy Ray Warren, openly gay judge at 6:30 p.m. in Room 221 in MSC.
Encore showing: Boys Don't Cry at 10 p.m. in Hendrix Theatre.
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Over 1,000 hopefuls show up for MTV VJ gig
SPENCER, N.C. (AP)-Somecame
from as far as New York, Florida and
Texas, planning their trips and per-
formances for days.
Their hope: one of two finalist
spots in MTV's national video
jockey search at the N.C. Transpor-
tation Museum in Spencer.
. Shannon Wiseman, a 21-year-
old UNC Charlotte senior, was
home early one morning when a
sorority sister asked if she wanted
to drive to the tryouts.
She did. She won. So much for
"I'm definitely a Southern girl
Wiseman said moments after VJs
Carson Daly, Thalia DaCosta and
Dave Holmes announced she won
one of two Spencer spots in the April
29 national VJ finals. "That will set
me aside. They're gonna remember
Wiseman, wearing a black
leather jacket, gray sweater and
black pants, said she won by being
herself. She has strong interests in
music and choreography.
The other winner was 8-year-
old Christopher Hart, an Orlando,
Fla student. They will join four
other finalists picked at auditions
earlier in the week in San Francisco
and St. Louis.
For the other 998 Spencer VJ
hopefuls, tryout day earlier this
month was a day for chillin in both
senses of the word. Many waited
patiently for hours-some all night-
to get the chance to talk to the MTV
cameras in narrow audition bays in
a 1926 Pullman baggage car. Most
shivered in the unusual April cold,
gathering around portable heaters
and wrapping themselves in as
many layers of clothing as they
could find.
Museum and MTV officials esti-
mated 3,500 people came to the
town of 3,300 residents about 45
miles northeast of Charlotte for the
day's festivities. Events included the
taping of segments of MTV's "Total
Request Live" video countdown
show and a performance by rapper
Jay-Z, who sported a blue UNC cap.
The show will air April 28.
"It's been fantastic for the
town said Spencer Mayor Buddy
Gettys, who greeted many of the
competitors as they waited over-
night for the contest.
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MAZOMANIE, Wis. (AP)-Sexual activity near the
nilde beach on the Wisconsin River has prompted the
state Department of Natural Resources to permanently
close a road leading to the area.
The beach, which lies in a state wildlife area near
Mazomanie in northwestern Dane County, has at-
tr4cted nude bathers for decades. Although nudity is
not banned at the beach, there has been a crackdown
on sexual activity there.
Among 325 contacts with law enforcement last year,
IS were for sexual misconduct, DNR officials said.
I "It's a small problem, but we take it seriously said
Susan Oshman, a DNR land and forestry leader.
from page 4
With Friday's road closing, only disabled visitors
with special permits will be permitted to drive the full
length of Conservation Drive, the mile-long gravel road
into the Lower Wisconsin Riverway's Mazomanie Unit.
Some of the sexual activity in the wildlife area was
related to visitors cruising the road, Oshman said.
"It-seems like people driving up and down the road
was a big part of that she said. "If we can keep from
having people staffing the (Conservation Road) gate
we can deal with the lewd and lascivious conduct hap-
pening out there
The DNR increased patrols of the beach from one
officer to three last summer, closed the beach after 8
p.m. and restricted parking to respond to incidents of
sexual activity at the beach.
The road closure is another step in efforts started in
1998 to curb problems in the beach area, which have
included illegal camping, littering, underage drinking
and vandalism, DNR officials said.
But it has been nude sunbathes and reports of
sexual activity that have drawn the attention of law-
makers and activists.
A bill that would have created a $100 fine for nude
sunbathing at Mazomanie Beach and other land owned
by the state passed the state Assembly last fall but was
not approved by the state Senate.
Wicker, Easley hunt for ways to finance their ideas
RALEIGH (AP)-While Lt. Gov. Dennis Wicker
and Attorney General Mike Easley have argued
about what the state's top education priority should
be, the financial reality is that the next governor
will have little money for new programs.
Court-ordered tax refunds, record tax reductions,
Hurricane Floyd relief and massive spending on Gov.
Jim Hunt's education priorities have left the state
facing tight budgets for the next two years.
Both Easley and Wicker say the answer is a state
lottery, with the proceeds directed to public schools.
But legislators over at least the last 10 years have
rejected a lottery every time it has been proposed.
Legislative ieaders say it is unlikely a lottery refer-
endum will be approved this year.
After the dust settles from the May 2 Democratic
gubernatorial primary, either Wicker or Easley will
face the GOP primary winner-former Charlotte Mayor
Richard Vinroot, state Rep. Leo Daughtry, or former
state Rep. Chuck Neely-in the November general elec
tion. Whoever wins that race will succeed Hunt, a four-
term Democrat.
Hunt, governor from 1975 to 1983 and re-elected
to two more terms starting in 1993, is barred by state
law from seeking another term.
While Easley and Wicker discuss new programs,
some legislative leaders are wondering aloud whether
the state will have enough income even to pay for
present commitments. They include increasing teacher
salaries to the national average, expanding Hunt's
Smart Start initiative and making the final payment
on tax refunds to people who paid taxes on bonds and
other investments.
That means that much of what any new governor
wants to accomplish may have to be delayed un-
til the final two years of his first term.
"legislative analysts say the next two years will
be tight, but economic growth should provide a
surplus of more than J1 billion in years three and
four Wicker says. He would use the surplus to
reduce class sizes, particularly in lower grades.
Easley says class reductions cannot wait, and
he would direct some of the lottery proceeds to
reducing class sizes.
"If we want third-graders to read at the third-
grade level, we've got to reduce those classes
Easley says.
Easley, 50, a former state prosecutor who ran
for U.S. Senate in 1990 and was elected attorney
See GOVERNOR, page 6
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The day's only ruffle was an early-morning skirmish.
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Besides the auditions, bundling up was the day's
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At number 987, Beth Lenfestey, 20, of Greensboro
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blanket oh the ground. His new friend Lenfestey used
it as a makeshift skirt. "I was freezing to death said
Lenfestey, an emergency medical technician who had
been in line for almost nine hours.
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Sophia Shaw, 27, of Freeport, N.Y ripped off her
blue Afro wig and dowdy flowered house dress for the
cameras to reveal a shiny silver top and tight black-
leather pants. She had waited since 2 a.m.
"Let me show you something. I am Sophia Shaw
and I am the VJ of the millennium she said, looking
into the digital video camera.
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Rebecca Jones-Blanc of Charlotte did quick makeup jobs
on the 1,000 candidates, who then had Polaroids taken.
"This is fast makeup. It's like fast food Wills said.
"They're in and out like a cattle call
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ing last year's winner DaCosta, and Holmes, occasion-
ally ventured out to the line to sign autographs or tape
"TRL" segments. When Carson Daly came out with Jay-
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Abraham highlights federal 'cyberstalking' measure
"PONTIAC, Mich. (AP)-People
who with a few clicks of a computer
keyboard stalk other Internet users
will face greater chances of hearing
the clicks of handcuffs and prison
cells, if U.S. Sen. Spencer Abraham
gets his way.
With a nod to a federal report
months ago, Abraham said Thurs-
day he plans legislation meant to
protect adults-not just children-
who feel threatened by
Abraham's "Just Punishment for
Cyberstalkers Act of 2000" also
would press the U.S. Sentencing
Commission-the arbiter of federal
sentencing guidelines-to set
tougher punishments for online
solicitors of sex with young people.
His suggestion: base sentences
according to the targeted child's
from page 5
age-or that which the suspect per-
ceived it to be.
"These pedophiles, in my judg-
ment, should be treated much more
harshly the Auburn Hills Republi-
can said in highlighting the mea-
sure he plans to introduce next
week. "We want to make the price
they pay as great as we can make
A similar House version wa"s in-
troduced last year by Rep. Sue Kelly,
Oakland County authorities
lauded Abraham's approach in an
age when pedophiles often anony-
mously make advances to children
through online chat roorr.s, then
make contact with the children.
"The Internet has become the
playground of the new millennium
for pedophiles and stalkers Sher-
iff Michael Bouchard said.
To Oakland County Prosecutor
David Gorcyca, long gone are "the
old days when pedophiles would go
to schoolyards to prey
The continuing growth of the
Internet presents a "very insidious
problem" of predators "hiding be-
hind computers in the comforts of
their own home Gorcyca said.
To demonstrate, Detective Sgt.
Joe Duke-a member of the Oakland
County Sheriff's Department's
cybercrime unit-posed Thursday in
an online chatroom as "jenna13
with the 13 suggesting the girl's age:
Within seconds, messagers re-
sponded from as far as Australia and
Jacksonville, Fla in some cases
sending vulgar solicitations or
In Michigan last December, Gov.
John Engler signed into law a mea-
sure that applies stalking penalties
to cyberspace. Under it, those who
stalk online can face up to two years
in prison and a $2,000 fine.
Michigan's law can be applied to
Internet communications that be-
gin or end in the state. And it al-
lows investigators statewide to pur-
sue criminal charges against
Internet stalkers just as they do
against someone who harasses a vic-
tim repeatedly via phone, mail or
in person.
Michigan adopted person-to-
person anti-stalking laws in 1994.
The move by Michigan and
Abraham follows last August's U.S.
Justice Department report that rec-
ommended federal and state laws be
strengthened to help curb the per-
ceived spread of online stalking.
in 1992, proposes that lottery pro-
ceeds be put in a special fund with
orders to the Legislature that edu-
cation spending from the state's
regular tax revenues not be reduced.
Other states have seen education
spending from regular revenues
drop when lottery money is directed
to regular education projects like re-
ducing class sizes.
Wicker, a 48-year-old lawyer
who has been in state politics for
20 years, said the only way to win
public approval for a lottery, and
guarantee continued expansion of
school funding, is to earmark lot-
tery proceeds for education pro-
grams that do not now exist.
"If people know every dime
from a lottery is going to public
schools, they will approve it he
said. "And the only way to guarant-
iee that the money is spent as prom
ised is to put it into new program
so it can be tracked
Wicker proposes to use Iottert
money to pay for preschool prot
grams for all the state's 4-year-oldsJ
and college scholarships for any stuj-
dent who maintains a B average.
Independent polls earlier this
year indicated Easley led Wicker by
as much as 20 points, but even
Easley said the lead would not hole)
until the election.
"It will get much tighter than
that Easley said.
Wicker's pollster said voters'
preferences "are very soft and the
race remains extraordinarily vola-
Explosion shakes Zimbabwe's
independent newspaper
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP)-An
explosion shook the offices of
Zimbabwe's only independent
newspaper Saturday, shattering win-
,dows. Police were treating it as a
bomb attack.
No one was hurt and the explo-
sion, near the staff entrance of the
building that houses The Daily
News, caused little damage. The
newspaper does not print on week-
ends, and no one was inside the
building at the time, police said.
Police cordoned off the area as
emergency workers and a military
bomb disposal unit arrived on the
scene. It was unclear what caused
the explosion.
Zimbabwe has been roiled in re-
cent months by political violence
and the often-violent occupation of
.white-owned farm by black squat-
Two journalists from the news-
paper were held hostage for two
hours by ruling party youths and
threatened with death on April 6,
according to the newspaper. They
were released unharmed.
Earlier Saturday, police inter-
vened in the farm-occupation crisis
by escorting two white farmers who
had been beaten by squatters to
safety. But tensions remained high
across much of the rest of the coun-
At a funeral for a farmer slain by
squatters, a cleric lashed out at Presi-
dent Robert Mugabe and accused
him of sparking the farm occupa-
The farmer, Martin Olds, was
killed on Tuesday, the second white
farmer killed in clashes with black
militants and Mugabe supporters.
Later Tuesday, Mugabe delivered a
speech describing white farmers as
"enemies of the people" who had
resisted a government program to
hand over white-owned land to
landless blacks.
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Overton Harper, SGA
treasurer from this past
term, said the issue of
minority students being
denied access to local
bars was probably
overlooked. Over-
looked? We cover the
topic weekly. How did it
get overlooked?
English concentrations soon to be thing of the past
Cindy Rayburn
As you may or may not know, the faculty in the
department of English will be voting on Wednesday
to either do away with the separate writing and litera-
ture concentration or to keep the curriculum as is.
If you are not an English major, you may not care
at all about this subject, but if you are, you may be
concerned with how this will affect your life here at
For those of you who aren't English majors, you
may think the only thing you can do with an English
degree is teach. As an English major I have to face this
myth frequently. Every time 1 tell someone that 1 am
an English major they say things like, "Oh, so you're
going to teach This offends me. Not because 1 don't
like or respect my colleagues who are education ma-
jors, but because I feel people are very unaware of all
the things you can do as an English major.
On the other side of the coin, there are those who
assiime that an English degree is the same thing as a
literature degree. This is quite different also. As a close
personal friend of several people who are literature
majors, I can tell you that the courses you take and
the things you learn are much different than for writ-
ing majors.
1 know so many people who, after finding that a
literature degree is pretty impractical, decided to
double major or go on to graduate school, just so they
can get a job after college. This is pretty sad. I'm not
saying that the literature degree is worthless, just that
potential employers see it as such.
On the other hand, actually distinguishing that
you majored in writing shows that you developed the
skills needed to not only interpret great literature, but
to also come up with your own original thought and
style. The distinction between a writing major and a
literature major is one that the English department is
considering doing away with.
According to the proposal, the B.A. English degree
will be a generic degree for both writers and literature
majors. This says something entirely different on job
applications and resumes. If I have put the time, dedi-
cation and creativity into learning how to write well as
well as about a variety of different topics and in many
different genres, then I want that to be recognized. I
don't want my future employer to assume that ECU
does not train people to write.
At the same time, if I were a literature major, 1 would
want everyone who looked at my degree to know at
first glance that I did in fact know all the great and
not-so-great works of literature and that I can read a
book and write a 15-page paper about it. This will say
that I can talk intelligently about someone else's writ-
ing, which is important not just when writing about
literature, but when writing research articles.
The proposed change in the curriculum will keep
English majors from distinguishing themselves from
the other English majors in the crowd. Writing majors
make up almost half the English majors at ECU (the
other half is about evenly divided between education
and literature majors). The proposal will take away this
distinction and the specialized course requirements to
go with it. In essence, if this proposal is passed, a per-
son can graduate with a B.A. in English from ECU and
know a little about a few things, but not have any real
training in writing or in reading and interpreting lit-
This writer can be contacted
Once again we must discuss diversity, the mission of the university
and its goal to reach all students. We think the university has done a
good job listening to the concerns of minority students and helping to
seek solutions. We praise the Ledonia Wright African-American Cultural
Center's mission to reach all minorities outside of the racial barriers. Ad-
ditionally, Chancellor Richard Eakin and Dr. Garrie Moore have worked
together all year to support minority students and to "diversify the uni-
versity Unfortunately, though, not everyone has been paying atten-
Overton Harper, SCA treasurer from this past term, said the issue of
minority students being denied access to local bars was probably over-
looked. Overlooked? We cover the topic weekly. How did it get over-
We hope that the new executive board and legislature stay conscious
of this issue during their term. But, if our current governing body is so far
removed from the concerns of their constituents that one of the most
hotly debated topics of this school year entirely escaped their notice,
that is doubtful.
And, while the people we have chosen to fight our battles are just
now yawning and thinking about picking up arms, there are still numer-
ous other diversity issues on campus that need to be addressed.
One such example is happening under our noses right now. It's Cay
Pride Week and we haven't noticed too much attention from the campus
community-similar to the lukewarm reception for the diversity forums all
year. A similarly under-discussed issue is the fact that not all buildings on
our campus are handicap accessible. Disabled students are also a minor-
ity and their needs must be seriously considered just like everyone else's.
Diversity is more than just the color of one's skin. So open your eyes
and minds a little wider. Ask the students in the Minority Coalition what
you can do to help. Support Gay Pride Week. Petition for reasonable ac-
cess for everyone. Hand SGA some newspapers so they can read the im-
portant stuff. Fight for our rights. If this year has taught us anything, it's
that if we don't do it, no one will.
The East Carolinian
Ding-dong, Elian's gone
Patrick McMahon
As many of you have learned from reading my col-
umns every week, I try to stay as far away from 'real
issues' and 'hard news' as possible. News just doesn't
excite me like it does some other people. I get my kicks
writing about everyday life and the little nuisances that
make our community tick. It is not that I haven't found
anything worthy to write about, it is just that nothing
strikes me as 'neat Trust me, if it ain't neat, I ain't
gonna write about it.
I awoke one morning over the Easter break with
my mom saying, "Well it's about damn time Now,
normally something like this wouldn't have phased
me, but Momma don't cuss, so I figured I better get up
to see what the fuss is about. I got up slowly and walked
over to the door and then fell down the frickin' stairs.
Yup, picture a 175-pound man tumbling at the speed
of light down a flight of carpeted stairs and that was
me. When I finally regained my senses, I looked over
to the television in the living room and there it was.
They finally took Elian! Thank God. It was about
time Janet Reno decided to go a little Waco on some-
body. The replay of the scene was quite suneal, with
the raid taking only three minutes to complete. It was
textbook and the officers involved should be praised.
After the raid, some hard-nosed reporter thought
he'd get the scoop and went into the home Elian was
taken from to interview the family. No wonder people
think the media is behind all the evil in society. They
have people like this jerk who wants to capitalize on
people's fear, anger and misery by "getting an exclu-
sive All the reporter was doing was providing an up-
date to the throngs of people protesting outside, which
is catering to a special interest, and,Iast time I checked,
was against the ethics of reporting. I'm sick of seeing
protesters outside of his uncle's home every day pro-
testing something that they never should have stuck
their noses in to begin with. (Elian is his father's son,
not his great-uncle, who has never seen him before he
washed up on shore.)
How would you feel if you were on a little road trip
with your mother and something went horribly wrong
and she died. Now picture your great uncle from Den-
mark jumping in and snatching you away before you
could be reunited with your father. After months of
holding you hostage, he still refuses to give you up,
saying that you would live better in another country.
Sounds absurd, doesn't it? It isn't any different from
what they are doing to this poor little boy.
Elian is now with his father in Maryland and I as-
sume they are trying to mend some of the wounds that
have been created over the last few months. If Juan
Miguel Gonzalez decides that him and his son would
be better suited to living in the United States, then let
them hear freedom ring. If not, then let us all wave
good-bye to them and wish them the best. I personally
don't care one way or the other. 1 just care about the
preservation of the bond between father and son. EUan's
uncle doesn't give a damn about this boy. If he did, he
would have returned him to his father on U.S. soil a
long time ago. Elian ain't going back to Cuba any time
soon, but at least he is with his father and they have
the time to help rebuild their tattered relationship.
"Long live Fidel" or "Let freedom ring it isn't our
choice, it is Elian's father's and we should all just butt
out of the whole thing.
This writer can be contacted
at pmcmahon@tec. ecu. edu.
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I don't know about you, but when I ride the bus I
like to curl up in my seat and listen to other people's
conversations as I look out the window. I ignore any-
body that happens to sit next to me, and I certainly
never make eye contact with anyone except that hot
guy I've been checking out for three years and still
haven't managed to talk to. But other than that, I keep
to myself. And judging by the posture of the other
riders-of-buses I see, they generally feel the same way.
But something happened recently to upset the
natural antisocial balance we bus-riders rely on. ECU
purchased some brand new buses to supplement the
squeaky, smelly, brakeless transports we have all come
to know and love.
That's great news you say. Now we don't have to
stare out the back window in wonder at the hideous
brown cloud that won't stop pumping from the
tailpipe. The heater works, the radio works and the
doors work. The buses are newly painted and their
brakes work. How peachy keen is that?
Not very. The new bus that frequently picks me
up from my apartment on the Purple route has seats
that line up side by side all the way down one side of
the aisle and all the way back down the other. No face
front, no head against the window to watch the trees
go by, no antisocial curling up in your seat. It's a night-
Not only do we have to dart our eyes around franti-
cally to avoid making eye contact, but we squish close
together on heavy travel mornings, even touching arms
with strangers at times. And because of the natural in-
clination to sit far away from the closest person to you,
I can never end up sitting next to my friends. Instead,
we end up talking around the people between us.
Everyone hates this bus. You can hear the mighty
sigh cut through the air as it pulls up to the curb and
we all realize that this will be another morning of pre-
tending to stare at your knees for 15 minutes.
With all the hardship in this world-the whole Elian
thing, the ongoing battles in Kosovo, the starvation in
Africa-the necessity to sit facing each other on the bus
may seem like an unimportant thing. It's not. This is
the single most important issue ever to face this univer-
sity. What I want to know is, who got to choose that
lame bus, anyway? And how do we make them take it
back and get the old standby, the old antisocial front-
facing seats that make us all feel safe an undisturbed? I
want a new bus.
This writer can be contacted
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8 The East Carolinian
Tuesday, April 25, 2000;
features briefs School of Art picnic raises money for students
SanOra Bullock Back In 28 Days
Visual Arts Forum
organizes yearly event
Essi Akakpo
28 Days (2000)-SarKlra Bullock's latest film teds the
story of a woman named Gwen Cummings, a successful
New York journalist living life on the fast track. Bullock con-
tinues to lead a lifestyle of alcohol, hangover and clubs until
an ungraceful display at her sister wedding, when she gets
a bit tipsy, hijacks the Brno and earns herself a DUI and 28
days in a court-ordered rehab. White there, Gwen comes
face to face with the harsh reality of a life absent of cell
phones and fuH of restrictions. A rebellious city girt through
and through, Gwen refuses to conform, especially in the
presence of fellow patients. That is, until she meets Coun-
selor Cornell who begins to break through her layers of de-
fense mechanisms. Ultimately, through the companionship
of her patients as well as suffering a devastating toss,
Gwen gradually loses her cynic nature and begins a long
struggle to take back her life.
Forces of Nature (1999)�Last year, Bullock starred
opposite of the ever so lovely Ben Affleck to create a
unique and fresh film about having cold feet forces of Na-
ture, dubbed a comedyromance stars Bullock as a free-
spirited girt named Sara and the impressionable Ben
Tables, paper plates and a huge pig cooker were
set out last Wednesday on a sunny afternoon in
front of the Jenkins Building. Students and fac-
ulty members from the School of Art gathered
for a picnic organized by the School of Art's Vi-
sual Arts Forum, a group of students and faculty
that organizes fundraising opportunities for art
"The forum already has a scholarship from
ticket sales at our Annual 'Beaux-Arts but we
wanted to do another activity to raise money for
'The Twarog family enjoy good food and good company at
the school of Art picnic, (photo by Emily Richardson)
a scholarship said Sally Lewis, president of the
forum. "We get money from the school to help
fund the different guilds that are in the school
Since the 1970s, the Visual Arts Forum has
been the liaison between art students and faculty.
Art Haney, dean of the School of Art, is consid-
ered to be one of the forum's strongest support-
"He is the most supportive faculty member of
this project said Ashley White, vice president of
the forum.
"I'm having fun cooking here, it's my way to
support the visual arts forum in what they're do-
ing Haney said.
As students and faculty members stuffed them-
selves with potato salad and hot dogs, two live
See ART. page 11
Holmes, played by Affleck. The two are involved in an acci-
dent on the runway while en route to Savannah, the loca-
tion of his wedding and her son's home. After the mishap
they are no longer able to Oy and just happen to decide to
rent a car together to get to Atlanta as quickly as possible.
Bullock wins over Affleck and for a brief period, H looked like
the wedding was off. However the end Is no atypical ro-
mance film, Affleck ends up in the arms of love, Maura
Ttemey and Bullock is reunited with her son.
Prince of Egypt (1998)-This film is the actual story of
Moses under the Book of Exodus in the Bible. Bullock
made her debut as the voice for the sister of Moses, Miriam
in the film by Dreamworks. After Moses' mother, Yocheved,
placed him in a basket to allow him to sail down the Nile in
the name of freedom, Miriam follows him along the
riverbank to ensure its safety on the river. The epic tale of
Moses from slave to respected prince has been told and
retold from century to century.
Hope Floats (1998�Sandra Bullock portrays a young
woman whose husband reveals his infidelity to her on The
Jerry Springer show. She then packs up her daughter
Bemice and goes home to her mother and the small town
in which she grew up. At first she is welcomed back al-
though is often the subject of a great deal of criticism due to
her prior status as high school prom queen, cheerleader
and girlfriend of the quarterback. Next, Harry Connick Jr.
enters the picture and she begins to put the pieces of her
life together.
Practical Magic 19QS-
Sandra Bullock (Sally) and
Nicole Kidman (Gillian) have
always known they were differ-
ent than other girts. The sister
I were raised by their two aunts
after the untimely death of their
parents. As young girls they
weren't exactly in a structured
environment, eating chocolate
cake in the morning and prac-
ticing the ancient art of witch-
craft under the supervision of
both aunts. Attempting to pass
on the unique and powerful psychic heritage of the Owens
women, Aunt Jet and Aunt Frances hope to give their
nieces the strength that comes from the use of practical
magic. The catch? The men that the girls fall in love with
are always subject to an untimely death.
A Time to Kill (1996)-This film was based on John
Grisham's first best-selling novel. The film takes place in a
small southern town in the 1960s where an African-Ameri-
can man awaits trial for murdering two rednecks that vi-
ciously raped and savagely beat his innocent 10-year-old
daughter. A young, optimistic white lawyer played by the
handsome Matthew McConaughey takes up the father's
defense with a little help from a legal aide played by Sandra
Bullock, and the controversial case becomes a firestorm of
racism, tearing the town apart at the seams.
The Net (1995Hmagine everything that marked your
very existence that was stored in computer systems were
deleted and you no longer had an identity. This was the plot
of Bullock's film The Net where she played a woman
named Angela Bennett, a computer analyst that spent her
night in seclusion on the Internet Bennett's whole life was
turned upside down when ail her records were deleted by a
character named Praetorian, a hacker. In essence, she had
no credit history, no license, no bank account nothing.
Jazz festival preparation nearly complete
Musicians, audience gear
up for quality performances
Susan Wright
Throughout the year, jazz enthusiasts
and musicians alike look forward to one
annual event: the ECU Jazz Festival, oc-
curring this week. Not only will the fes-
' tival include performances by student
musicians, it will also feature profession-
Though the event was not sponsored
this year by the Student Union and the
funding was considerably less than in
years past, the hopes for the quality of
the music have not dampened. The stu-
dent musicians have put hours of prac-
tice into the pieces that will be performed
and anticipate an upbeat and exciting
"There was a concert on Monday
April 17J, and 1 think it was the best con-
cert the B band has had in several years
said trombone player James Tatum.
The Jazz department has two en-
sembles that are devoted to Jazz, the A
band and the B band. Both bands are
well-rehearsed performance ensembles,
and the A band will be playing at the
festival with Houston Person on
saxaphone and Etta Jones, vocalist. These
professional musicians were hired by
Carroll Dasheill Jr through personal con-
"We are friends andd we got back a
little ways, and we got ogether and talked
to him about coming to the festival
Carroll Dasheill Jr. has been
hard at work this year putting together a
Jazz Festival witliout the assistance and funding of
the Student Union. Until February, Dasheill was un-
aware that the Student Union had decided not to
fund the event, but this did not deter Dasheill. Al-
though some of thq annual performances, such as
the performances at the University of North Caro-
lina at Chapel Hill and the University of North Caro-
lina at Wilmington, had to be canceled in favor of
fund-raising events, the nd is still working hard
and looking forward to the event. The dean of the
School of Music also came up with additional fund-
ing for the jazz festival. The event was a challenge
to put on this year because of financial and time
constraints, but Dasheill feels good about the con-
"It's been a very difficult semester and they have
been working on some extremely difficult music,
but they've done great said
Dasheill. "I'm really looJing
foward to it.
Not only are members of the
band and faculty looking forward
to the event, but students who are
interested in the music eagerly an-
ticipate the ECU Jazz Festival.
"I am excited about going to
the Jazz Fest said freshman Scott
Wells. "I love jazz. It's not like any
other music, and nothing gets me
moving like jazz. I really like hip-
hop, and it takes gobs of stuff
from jazz
From the quality of the perfor-
mances preceding the festival this
year and the apparent enthusiasm
and skill of the musicians, there is great
promise for the Jazz Festival this year,
according to students who have heard
the band in practice sessions and perfor-
During a practice session, Dasheill
encourages the band, and critizes at the
same time.
"Even if you miss some of the notes,
the rhythm and the spirit was there
Dasheill said.
To discover if you too have an inter-
est in jazz music, why not check out the
ECU Jazz Festival happening this Thurs-
day, Friday and Saturday to find out. You
will also get a chance to support your
fellow students in ECU'S live performing
arts, so come out and enjoy what your
student fees and tuition go toward.
This writer can be contacted
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Arbor Day enthusiasts encourage neophytes
Multiple generations
alike share in planting
Joe Schlatter
In years past, one of the oldest and internationally recog-
nized holidays has been overshadowed by an even bigger holi-
day, Easter. As a result, Arbor Day is neither publiclzfcd nor
acknowledged on a wide scale.
Sophomore Jason Little is one student that recalls com-
memorating Arbor Day as a child with his grandfather.
"My grand dad was always planting gardens and taking
me on hikes and stuff, so wc spent a lot of time outside " I ittle
said. "But on Arbor Day, which I didn't know what it was then
everyone in the neighborhood planted trees and trimmed trees
and paid all this attention to trees
"I have heard of Arbor Day and kind of knew it was about
trees but 1 haven't ever really done anything about it " said
senior Brad Glidden.
Though there aren't big parades and days off of work asso-
ciated with Arbor Day, its past is long and honorable. Begun
in 1872 in Nebraska by J.Sterling Morton, Arbor Day was first
seen as a way for settlers to replace the materials they were
using so rapidly in founding new homes and towns. In this
case the resource was trees. Morton encouraged people to plant
new trees all year however he wanted to particularly set aside
a good planting day to establish an annual observence of their
importance as well as worth.
The idea of Morton's took hold and a few years later was
spread across the country and seen as a vital part of preserving
our countryside.
There are many opportunities still out there or those who
are interested in lending the environment a helping hand on Ar-
bor Day.
Sophomore Eric Preston works with a local Boy Scout troop
that already has plans for the day.
"We got a lot of donated trees, pines and some hardwoods
and the boys will be clearing space near local parks to plant them
Preston said. "We will also clear areas where trees are crowded or
damaged to help them grow better
Many local garden centers have information on activities
around the county and may even donate a few seedlings to you
or a group so you can do your part.
The most important purpose of Arbor Day hasn't changed. Bv
replacing trees we use we ensure that there will be trees for tomor-
row, hab.tat for wildlife and a shady spot to read a book. A little
etfort on this little known day can change your backyard or maybe
even your neighborhood.
This writer can be contacted
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Throughout her life,
Cleopatra held the attention of
many powerful men with her
charms and elegance. Here are some random facts that
pot everyone would suspect of a queen and a mistress
of an emperor:
�Cleopatra was 17 or 18 when she became the
queen of Egypt. She was far from beautiful, with a
long hooked nose and masculine features
�She was intelligent, sensual and spoke nine lan-
guages as well as a shrewd politician.
�She was the first Ptolemy pharaoh who could ac-
tually speak Egyptian.
�In compliance with Egyptian tradition, Cleopatra
married her brother and co-ruler, Ptolemy XIII who
was about 12 at the time.
�During a time of war, Cleopatra smuggled herself
into the city in an oriental rug. When the rug was
unrolled, she tumbled out. It is said that Caesar was
bewitched by her charm, and became her lover that
very night.
�She later gave birth to a son, Ptolemy XV, called
Caesarean or "Little Caesar It has been suggested that
Caesar wasn't really Caesareans father - despite his pro-
miscuity, Caesar had only one other child - but Caesar-
ean strongly resembled Caesar, and Caesar acknowl-
edged Caesarean as his son.
Although Cleopatra was supposed to arrive in Rome
to be questioned about her support of the enemies of
Marc Antony, she bewitched him with her extravagance
and elegance. She arrived in style on a barge with a
gilded stern, purple sails and silver oars. The boat was
sailed by her maids, who were dressed as sea nymphs
Cleopatra herself was dressed as Venus, the goddess of
love. She reclined under a gold canopy, fanned by boys
in Cupid costumes.
�Marc Antony was smitten with Cleopatra, and he
abandoned his wife and army in a battle for her.
�Marc Antony heard of Cleopatra's death, and al-
though it was not true, he stabbed himself in the stom-
ach to die rather than live without his mistress.
�Cleopatra later killed herself and two maids with
the poison of an adder that was brought to her in a
seemingly innocent basket of figs. She was supposed
to be a prisoner, and she had not been allowed to die
as she had wanted, committing suicide immediately
after the death of her lover.
Lucy Kaplansky gave up psychology for folk music
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP)-Mick Jagger studied
economics and ended up a Rolling Stone. Jim Morrison
had a fling in film school and morphed into a rock
Lucy Kaplansky�a clinical psychologist�analyzed
her dreams, gave up her practice and followed her
heart to become a full-time folk singer.
"What pulled me away from psychology was my
passion for music1' said Kaplansky, who has recorded
three solo albums�"The Tide "Flesh and Bone" and
"Ten Year Night which was nominated for an Ameri-
can Federation of Independent Music award as best
pop album of 1999.
"I haven't looked back for one minute
It seems she made the right call.
During the past two decades, Kaplansky has har-
monized with Shawn Colvin on her Grammy-winning
album "Steady On" and with Nanci Griffith on "Lone
Star State of Mind" and "Little Love Affairs
She's also picked up some soundtrack credits, sing-
ing with Suzanne Vega on "Pretty in Pink" and Griffith
on "The Firm and landed a few commercials, includ-
ing "The Heartbeat of America" for Chevrolet in 1986.
In 1998, Kaplansky collaborated on the critically
acclaimed album, "Cry Cry Cry with Dar William's
and Richard Shindell.
Defining Kaplansky's brand of music is tricky-
she loosely labels her style "Alternative Country
along the lines of Lucinda Williams"�but she's
sparked a following that spans the lower 48 states and
Alaska and cuts across a few generations.
"There's a real hunger for acoustic music that has
emotional resonance said Kaplansky, who grew up
in Chicago and got her break in New York City in the
early 1980s.
At a recent performance at the Outpost Performance
Space in Albuquerque, Kaplansky delivered two sets of
effusive love ballads to a capacity audience that couldn't
seem to get enough of her music.
With her cascading black curls.icherubic face and a
luminous voice floating over a flood of resonating gui-
tar chord's, Kaplansky melded music and lyrics that ren-
dered an autobiographical sketch of a woman who ul-
timately chose her passion over her profession.
In her version of Buddy Mondlock's "The Kid
Kaplansky was a bit of "Lucy in the Sky"�that young,
romantic girl recalling how she was once "the kid who
always looked out the window the kid who has this
habjt of dreaming
In "Scorpion she was a brazen lover, poised to
"sting you with a kiss from my lips sting you with a
piece of my mind sting you with a taste of my skin
In Richard Shindell's "The Ballad of Mary
Magdalen Kaplansky sang as if she was the jilted lover,
lamenting her own share of unrequited love: "He was
always faithful, he was always kindBut he walked off
with this heart of mine
Yet there was another�albeit unexpected�side to
Whether it was the high desert altitude or plain bad
luck, she somehow managed to snap a steel string four
times in mid-song on her Martin guitar�one of those
infrequent occupational hazards, but in her case, un-
doubtedly a record.
Nevertheless, Kaplansky waltzed through it all with
a little schmoozing, a few backup pieces on the piano
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and a touch of musical comedy.
In a tribute to her father�a mathematician and
music dilettante-she reeled off a few a cappella mea-
sures of Irving Kaplansky's quirky "Song About Pi" and
"Ihat's Mathematics"�a little ditty she sang to the
tune of "That's Entertainment
Kaplansky's stage presence, poise and singing clearl v
won over the crowd.
"I find her sensual and witty said Maureen
Murdock of Albuquerque. "She has a wonderful use of
"Being able to see her in this kind of intimate set-
ting is one of my favorite things added Albuquerque1
concertgoer Joel Wendt. Her songs are so real�direct
and heartfelt. They have a power that induces emo-
tions in me
Like a lot of folk musicians, Kaplansky, 40, learned
to play guitar and piano pretty much on her own.
From the time she was 11, she started imitating
pop songs and quickly developed an affinity for the
music of the late Jim Croce.
"I played whatever was on the radio. But when I
was 15 my older brother turned me on tojoni Mitchell's
"Blue" album said Kaplansky, referring to the 1971
work that set a new standard in folk music.
"I wanted to play like (Mitchell), so I started learn-
ing her tunings because it was more than just playing
Mitchell's influence drew Kaplansky away from
mainstream music. She started gravitating to artists like
Jackson Browne, Joan Baez, Gram Parsons, Emmylou
Harris and The Roches.
When she was barely out of high school, Kaplansky
started playing in folk bars in Chicago. In the late '70s,
she moved to New York and immersed herself in a flour-
ishing folk scene that included musicians like Suzanne
Vega, John Gorka, Bill Morrissey and Cliff Eberhardt.
"I'd been singing for two or three years in New York,
doing well�and I even got a great review in the (New
York) Times Kaplansky said.
"But I decided 1 didn't want to do it anymore. I
thought it wasn't what I wanted
So for the next several years Kaplansky dropped out
of the mainstream folk scene and went to college and
See KAPLANSKY. page n
Dear Marjorie,
I am looking for a girlfriend. I really
want someone who compliments me
well, and it's hard to find someone who understands
what I need. I am really focused on everything that is
going on in my life right now, and I really don't think
I can find anyone who can deal with how self-centered
I am. I have never found anyone who I love as much as
I love my hobbies and profession, so it's hard for me to
imagine giving up time I spend on myself and giving it
to someone else. I haven't had a girlfriend in a year or
so, but I want someone to lounge around my apart-
ment with and talk to. I want someone to be on a team
with, and to help and help me out. Friends are great to
talk to, but sometimes you just want something differ-
ent, you know?
�Lonely and Looking
Dear Lonely and Looking,
Not only are you looking for the witty companion
and confidant, but you also want her to be aloof inde-
pendent and strong. She must compliment you, but
you also want your time apart. If you have been single
for a year, you have also probably settled into a rhythm
of life that you will be hard-pressed to willingly inter-
rupt. Women, taken from the mouth of a woman, are
time-consuming and often emotionally taxing for the
men in their life. Not only do you get all the pleasures
of your own personal hormonal urges, but you also
have to keep her and what she wants constantly in
mind. There are a select few women out there who are
driven toward what they want and what they need
but often they are just as selfish as you are and will
find it difficult to love someone more than their per-
sonal interests. Once in a while, however, a rare woman
will come along who is everything that you want, and
she will prove to be even more worth your time than
- your hobby. Sit back and relax; the two of you will
stumble into each other at the right time. Until then,
you can choose to remain chaste, or find someone out
there to have a great fling with. Sometimes, those are
best for a lonely heart anyway.
Dear Marjorie,
I am about to be left homeless! My roommate is
graduating, and I can't afford to keep the apartment
by myself. I have talked to all my other friends, and
they have had living arrangements set up since Janu-
ary. I would die if I had to move back into the resi-
dence halls, but I don't have enough money to live by
myself. What can I do?
�SF seeking room
Dear SF,
Don't give up just yet. Haven't you read the news-
paper lately? There are usually several ads in The Daily
Reflector and TEC advertising open rooms and people
seeking roommates. Be sure to interview anyone care-
fully who you will be living with for the next year, be-
cause a lease is a binding legal contract. Also, be sure
to check and see how the rent is separated. For some
apartments, the landlord will only accept one check,
and it must be paid in full. If your roommate bails, you
have the option of moving onto the street or paying
the entire bill, and neither option is really appealing.
It is not too late to find a roommate, and you will defi-
nitely not be out of a place to stay until fall comes.
Marjorie can be contacted with any
questions or queries at
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W The East Carolinian
Tuesday, April 25, 2000
Asheville: from normal to freaky in a matter of months
ASHEVILLE (AP)�What a long, strange trip
it's been for Asheville, which in five months went
from being regarded as one of the country's most
normal cities to its freak capital.
Last November, "Places Rated Almanac" chris-
tened Asheville the second most "normal" city
in America, based on statistical data. Now, the
most recent edition of Rolling Stone magazine
includes a six-page spread on Asheville's thong-
wear and City Council wannabe Ukiah Morrison.
The article's first paragraph describes
Asheville this way: "Asheville had recently be-
come America's new freak capital. The place over-
flowed with hippies, neohippies, punks, witches,
pagans, the homeless and lost, the homeless and
found, fairies, dykes, braggarts, dreadlocked bliss
ninnies, thieves, crystal worshippers, free-
Leonard Peltiers, free-Mumias, potheads, anar-
chists, performance artists and so on
"Yeah! Ukiah gettin' naked in Rolling Stone one
of those ycung free spirits, "Shabazz said Wednesday
as he took in the three-panel photo spread of Morrison
stripping down to a thong on Pack Square.
Morrison, 27, began sunbathing and walking
around Asheville downtown last Easter. When he ran
for City Council last year, he said he valued the consti-
tutional freedoms of speech, expression and religion.
He said he wanted to legalize marijuana and end the
war on drugs.
He was able to wear the thong, in public because
the state Supreme Court has ruled that revealing but-
tocks in public does not constitute indecency.
Downtown business owners, some of whom believe
the young hippies drive off other customers, said the
article will just attract more bohemians.
"It's going to hurt us said Jenna Harrison, owner
of the Bistro 1896 restaurant on Pack Square. "It's go-
ing to invite more people with that type of nature to
do their thing here
Harrison said customers have said they wouldn't
return either because of safety concerns or that they
just felt uncomfortable. Although her daughter is
among those who hang out downtown, Harrison is
tired of loiterers disrupting her business.
"I think they should have a place to go, but not
in front of my business with their dogs and their
backpacks and dirty clothes and smell she said.
Asheville Mayor Leni Sitnick said she didn't be-
lieve the article would attract more bohemians. "It
depicted Asheville through Ukiah's eyes, and
Asheville is so much more than that she said.
Morrison could not be reached for comment.
Sitnick said she saw him about a week ago and
Morrison told her he was leaving town.
t The article chronicled Morrison's tough upbring-
ing at the hands of an abusive mother, his stint as a
� prison guard, his two marriages, the 1995 drown-
ing death of his 2-year-old daughter, Angel, and
how Morrison spread her ashes on Pack Square.
And it detailed his run for Asheville City Coun-
cil and his run-ins with the law, including a re-
cent conviction on two misdemeanor assault
Klmoi Redwolf noted that the article made
Asheville seem wilder than it really is. After all,
not everyone walks around town in a thong and
a smile, even the young free spirits.
It's going to paint a bad image on all the rest
of these kids, because they don't do that said
Redwolf, 34, who is visiting from New Mexico.
"There are people here from all different cultures,
all beliefs. People reading this have got to under-
stand that this is just one individual
Family's profitable business thrives on human body-part donations
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP)�A Southern Califor-
nia family made more than $24 million over a five-
year period turning donated human tissue into
products, The Orange County Register reported
Industry critics and ethicists say the family rep-
resents the good and the troubling in the $500 mil-
lion tissue trade, which thrives on a mix of altru-
ism and money.
More than 175 companies and tissue banks na-
tionwide operate in this fast-growing field, despite
laws against profiting from the sale of body parts.
El Gendler co-founded the Pacific Coast Tissue
Bank, a nonprofit agency that seeks donations from
grieving families, and simultaneously co-founded
Perfomant, a private, for-profit bone-processing
firm that gets its materials from Los Angeles-based
Pacific Coast, records show.
"I make a good living wrote Gendler, who de-
clined to be interviewed. "But I work hard and have
a lifetime of work invested. I am a top scientist
and I receive compensation as such
The family says its products have helped hun-
dreds of thousands of patients live more comfort-
The newspaper, in the last of a five-part series
looking at the body part trade, also'reported that
records and interviews show a family of mavericks
who are pushing salaries and perks to new heights
in the nonprofit tissue-bank field, while discount-
ing industry safety standards.
The state attorney general is probing their busi-
ness ties to determine if nonprofit Pacific Coast directs
too much money to the family's for-profit venture. And
health regulators have cited the tissue bank for its han-
dling of human tissue, inspection records show.
Lawyers for the Gendlers say the family is doing
nothing illegal.
Tissue-bank executives and the for-profit compa-
nies emphasize they are not charging money directly
for body parts.
Rather, they charge fees for handling, processing
and distributing the tissue. That distinction allows
them to step around federal and state laws banning
profits off body parts.
Pacific Coast generates an average of $26,600 from
each donated body�mostly from bone, according to
Gendler. The tissue bank reported $6.2 million in rev-
enue in 1998.
Meanwhile, from 1994 to 1998, Perfomat recorded
$20.6 million in fees from Pacific Coast. The fees col-
lected were for grinding and processing human bone
into Dembone, Lambone and other trademark prod-
ucts using the Gendler's patented methods. Dentists
use the products to treat gum disease.
Gendler, president of Pacific Coast, was paid
$533,450 annually in salary and bonuses in 1997 and
again in 1998, according to the tissue bank's federal
tax reports. He is the highest paid executive of a non-
profit tissue bank in America, according to a Register
analysis of the industry.
The average income for top executives at 50 of the
nation's largest tissue banks in 1997 was $135,308. The
world's largest tissue bank�which generates 10 times

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Marc Richards, a Newport Beach attorney who
represents Pacific Coast, conceded that the board is
not aware of a better-paid tissue-bank executive in
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anybody who is as well-qualified
Medical ethicists say Gendler's compensation and
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industry that relies on the public's good will.
"Those kinds of excesses look bad when donated
skin and bone is turned into things like a Mercedes
said Stuart Youngner, a bioethicist at Case Western
Reserve University School of Medicine.
Links between nonprofit tissue banks and private
companies are common. But the deal between Pa-
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Pacific Coast could not exist without Perfomat,
Gendler wrote. When the bank lost money in 1995,
Pacific Coast borrowed $300,000 to solve "cash-flow
problems records show. The money came from
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The Gendlers also have had encounters with fed-
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They have been cited for having both goat and
human bone stored in the same freezer, releasing
�bone for transplant after it showed signs of hepatitis
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Pacific Coast also says that 562,000 units of its
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April 25, 2000
Tuesday, April 25, 2000
The East Carolinian tl
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tter, Angel, and
n Pack Square,
ville City Coun-
including a re-
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do that said
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ferent cultures,
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backwoods dispute
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oney came from
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Pa. (AP)�A
over which of two groups could
party in a popular backwoods
meeting spot preceded the fir-
ing of shots into a crowd and
the wounding of a man and two
teen-agers, a prosecutor said.
The beer keg also was shot
at later by people unhappy the
party had ended.
; Sean Carlton McDonald, 24,
1 of Grampian, is accused of fir-
ing into a crowd early Sunday
in Penn Township, Clearfield
County. McDonald was accused
of attempted homicide, aggra-
vated and simple assault and
reckless endangerment.
The shots struck John
Charles Kimberling, 17, and
James Michael Harmon, 19,
both from DuBois, and Heath
Allen Galentine, 21, of
Kimberling, who was shot in
the back, was released Tuesday
from Allegheny General Hospi-
tal in Pittsburgh. Harmon and
Galentine were treated at
DuBois Regional Medical Cen-
ter and released.
District Attorney Paul
�cnt your
is avail-
Card and
Field. No
Cherry said McDonald wa part
of a group that left the north-
central Pennsylvania party spot
after a dispute with another
group. Cherry said McDonald
fired without warning from 30
yards into a group of people
around a fire.
"It was a random shooting
into the crowd Cherry said.
"Everybody went for cover
State Trooper Mary Jane
McGinnis said McDonald admit-
ting during an interview Sunday
to firing into the crowd with a
.22-caliber rifle.
"The group of individuals
from the DuBois area were out
there having a keg party Cherry
said. "And these people came ap-
parently to do the same thing
and got into an altercation and,
unfortunately, this shooting oc-
Later, a third group of men ar-
rived at the party spot and fired
guns into a keg of beer because
they were angry that they had
missed the party, the district at-
torney said.
McDonald is expected to ap-
pear at a preliminary hearing
April 28. He did not have an at-
torney Tuesday, according to a
statement from District Justice
Patrick Ford's office.
bands, Nemo and Amper Sand,
took to the stage. The four Nemo
musicians performed to a warm re-
ception from the audience who ap-
preciated the performance.
"We feel good playing in front
of these people, they seem to like
what we do said Scott Avett,
Nemo lead vocalist.
Members of the acuity also re-
luctantly admitted to having a
good time with their students.
Both students and faculty agreed
that the tradition of
getting together with
one another was a wel-
come change from the
typical in-class rela-
"It's good to bring
the students and the
faculty together said
Ray Elmore, assistant
art professor.
"Everybody's having
a lot of fun
The goal of the
picnic was to gener-
ate interest among
the students, and it
turned out to be
reach its goal.
"The picnic
turned out a lot better than what
I expected White said.
Left: Art
Haney flips
burgers for
people, (photo
by Garrett
Below: Nemo
(photo by
Amper Sand played for a good cause, (photo by Garrett McMillan)
from page 9
graduate school and became a li-
censed clinical psychologist.
During the '80s and '90s she
juggled part-time singing with full-
time clinical work�treating
schizophrenics, counseling sub-
stance abusers and managing a pri-
vate practice.
In January 1997, Kaplansky
closed the last file on her caseload
and re-committed herself to her
music�full-time. In 1999, with
three albums under her belt, she
did 160 shows across the United
States to venues averaging 100 to
200 people.
While most of her fans are in
the 30 to 50-year-old range,
Kaplansky�who has been married
12 years to Rick Litvin, a New York
University film and TV professor
who contributes to his wife's
songwriting�said more and more
teen-agers are gravitating to her
"There's a vibrant, independent
scene with a lot of people making
great music Kaplansky said. "And
smart kids go for great song writ-
And as far as her future as a full-
time musician, Kaplansky has no
"I don't like being away from
home, but I like the life she said.
I'm grateful every single day I
can do this for a living

The East Carolinian
Tuesday, April 25, 2000
Sports briefs Lady Pirates win CAA Championship
button wins Greater
Greensboro Classic
Hal Sutton shot a 1-under-par
71 to earn the $3 million prize for
winning the Greater Greensboro
Chrysler Classic at Forest Oaks
Country Club last Sunday.
- Sutton beat out Andrew
Magee for the title. Sutton nailed
a 10-foot birdie on the 15 and
Magee bogeyed the shot, giving
Sutton his 13th career victory
with 14-under 274 for the tourna-
This isn't his first rodeo,
Magee said of Sutton. "He knows
what to do. He knows to hit the
greens and put the pressure on
the other guy. That's exactly what
he did.
Sutton's spectacular play the
first two days of the tournament
may have� been the deciding fac-
tor in his win. He went 13 under
par and created a big lead, tak-
ing pressure off himself for the
last two days of the tournament.
Williams Posada's
homers defeat Jays
Bernie Williams and Jorge
Posada each scored two home
runs from both sides of the plate
to put the New York Yankees
over the Toronto Blue Jays 10-7
Williams hit a two-run homer
from the left side of the plate in
the first inning and followed it
with a three-run homer from the
right side in the fourth.
"Why don't you do it, too?"
Williams said, challenging his
switch-hitting teammate, Posado.
Posada answered with two
homers of his own.
According to Elias Sports Bu-
reau, this is probably the first
time in history that teammates
haw accomplished the feat
St Louis Blues
win Game 6
With the help of three goals
oy Scott Young, the Blues rallied
from a 3-1 deficit to beat the San
Jose Shades 6-2 on Sunday.
"We played a great game, fi-
nally Young said. "We were a
little undisciplined in the begin-
ning of the series, and that's very
uncharacteristic of us '�
Jochen Hecht, Tyson Nash
and Chris Pronger also contrib-
uted with one goal each for the
The Blues scored six times
on their first 13 shots, giving the
Blues a .6-0 lead by the middle of
the second period.
Cjwen Nolan and Bryan
Marchment's goals for the
Sharks were in vain. The Sharks
have never won a series-clinch-
ing game on their home ice in
San Jose.
The series with the Sharks
now stands at three games each.
Game 7 will be played Tuesday
night at St. Louis.
Men's team places
fourth at last CAA meet
Duncan out for
game two of series
The San Antonio Spurs' lead-
ing scorer, Tim Duncan, wOl not
return for Tuesday's Game 2
against the Phoenix Suns.
Duncan missed the last four
games of the regular season with
torn cartilage in his left knee.
"He's just not ready to go
said Spurs Coach Gregg
Duncan's replacement,
Samaki Walker scored 13 points
and had 16 rebounds in his first
playoff game.
There is no timetable for
Duncan's return. It is not yet
known if he will play in Game 3
of the series which will not be
played until Saturday.
"I'm going to play when I am
ready and it doesn't matter what
is going on Duncan said. "I just
want to be out there
Stephen Schramm
The ECU track team went into
this weekend's CAA Championships
knowing that it would be their last.
Leading up to the meet, the teams
aimed to leave a lasting impression
of their soon-to-be former confer-
"We knew that it would be our
last crack at it and that if we wanted
to win it then we might as well go
ahead and do it said Matt Munson,
head women's track coach.
They did just that.
In the meet's final event, the
ECU women's track team clinched
their first-ever CAA Championship,
beating the squad from William &
Mary by one and a half points.
"We've been talking about this
since our first meeting back in Au-
Rasheca Barrow won the 100 and 200
meters, (file photo)
gust Munson said. "I knew we had
a good crack at it, so it was just a
matter of convincing the team that
they were the hunters and not the
In the 4x400 meter relay, the
squad of Toshima Dabbs, Martina
Freeman, Carmen Weldon and
Kiona Kirkpatrick needed to win the
event and William & Mary needed
to place third or lower to give ECU
the title.
"I sat them dowrr and told them:
'This is it, this will decide the meet
Munson said:
. The team won its first champi-
onship during its last chance. Due
to the fact that the team will join
Conference USA in two years, the
Pirates will not be allowed to com-
pete in next year's CAA Champion-
The squad pulled strong perfor-
mances from every part of the team.
In the sprint events the Pirates were
paced by junior Rasheca Barrow
who won CAA Championships in
the 100 and 200 meters.
"Rasheca did a tremendous job
Munson said. "She won her events
after running in the 400. She
placed 7th in the 400 and then one
hour later she won the 100
Munson said.
Barrow was not the only mem-
ber of the sprint squad to make an
impact. In the 100 ECU took six
of the top seven positions. In the
200 the story was much the same
as the Pirates took five of the top
seven spots. Sprinters Demiko
Picott, Carmen Weldon, Nicky
Goins, Tonya Little, and Shirena
James were all namedAll-Confer-
ence for their performances in the
sprint events.
In addition to strong sprinting,
ECU received points in the field
events and the distance events as
In the field, Colleen McGinn
won the high jump.
"In the high jump, Colleen has
been working in practice at higher
heights and she has been starting
at higher heights in the meets. We
did this to give her confidence and
Toni Kilgore placed fourth in the triple
jump at the CAA meet, (file photo) �
Seminoles blank ECU in two games
Four infield errors
contribute to second loss
Ryan Downey
The ECU softball team picked up
two losses against Florida State Fri-
day in what is becoming a record-
breaking season.
In the first game Seminoles beat
the Pirates 1-0. The loss was only
the fifth of the season for pitcher
Denise Reagan.
The second game was an un-
characteristic 7-0 loss that featured
four infield errors, including one
that gave up the winning run.
Game one started out with an
early run in the second when
Natalie Bennett singled, bringing
home Brandi Stuart.
Solid defense kept the Pirates in
the game until the end, but the lack
of offensive production crippled
any chance of picking up a victory.
"We were just hitting the ball
right at them said senior shortstop
Amekea McDougald. "You can't ex-
pect to win if you do that. You have
to take your breaks where they
Denise Reagan had a great game
giving up only one run on six hits,
while pitching a complete game.
Her performance featured only one
walk and two strikeouts.
"I felt like we started up pretty
well with them said Head Coach
Tracy Kee. "It was just a matter of
them capitalizing on their runs
when they had a chance
The second game was a differ-
ent story. The game started off
much like the first one at 0-0 go-
ing into the third inning. Then,
pitcher Lorie Davidson gave up
four runs. After putting two con-
secutive Seminoles on base, a hit
by catcher Rita Brooks gave the
Seminoles a 2-0 lead, breaking the
Brooks was then brought
home off a hit by second baseman
Stuart, who continued to do dam-
age stealing a base before being
brought home herself off a hit by
Teresa Edenfield.
The Pirates made a push and
nearly rallied in the bottom of the
sixth. Second baseman Keisha
Shepperson got on base after be-
ing hit by a pitch. Leading hitter
McDougald followed and ad-
vanced her to second. Shepperson
was tagged out at third after a swat
by the third baseman Angela
Manzo was caught in the outfield.
The Pirates struck out at the next
at bat ending the inning with no
runs scored.
Florida State put thoughts of
a comeback to rest at the top of
the seventh, adding three more
runs. Outfielder Felicia Williams
led off and was walked. A hit to left
field by the Seminoles' Kimmy Carter
brought Williams home making the
score 5-0. A throwing error on the
next hit brought in Carter and
"In the first game, Reagan did a
great job Kee said. "She really had
a great ball game. We didn't give
them anything in that game, but
they got the break. In the second
game, we started making adjustments
at the plate. But, we self destructed
defensively and unfortunately, the
defense didn't rise to the occasion
The season is long with many
games yet to be played and the play-
ers are looking at the season as a
whole as opposed to concentrating
on this loss.
"We've done really well this sea-
son so far said Nicki Andrews. "We
just have to pick up the rest of our
conference games and we'll be fine
This writer can be contacted
Old Dominion sweeps
Pirates at home
Outfielder Jessica Critcher catches a fly ball, (file photo)
Reagan exceptional student, athlete
Senior pitcher provides
leadership to Lady Pirate softball
Ryan Downey
The ECU Pirates softball team stands at 49-11
and is one game away from breaking the single-
season win total set last season.
A big part of the record last year and this year is
pitching ace, Denise Reagan. Reagan was third in
the NCAA in wins last year at 36-10 and is currently
on the same pace at 25-5.
"Denise is our gamer said Head Coach Tracy
Kee. "She will always put us in the position to win
the game. She is a quiet leader that leads by ex-
Reagan came to ECU from Sussex Central High
School In Waverly, Va. where she earned four let-
ters. She chose ECU because she liked the region
and the basic set-up of the campus.
She will graduate with a, B.S.B.A. in Account-
ing. But, Reagan doesn't plan to stop with a bach-
elors, she has recently been accepted into William
& Mary where she plans to work toward a master of
accounting degree. She has competed in many other
sports over the year such as volleyball, karate and
gymnastics. Reagan became interested in softball
in the eighth grade.
Reagan is not a talkative person; she leads by
example by putting up the big numbers during
games throughout the season. Reagan, of course,
did not start out on top of things at ECU. She cred-
its Jamie Bendle, a junior pitcher at the time, for
watching out for her when she first arrived at ECU.
She says her degree and the friendships she has
Pirates must regain
focus tonightfvs. Elon
made are the
most important
things about her
time at ECU.
While in high
school in Virginia
she led her team
with the lowest
ERA of 0.24 and
had 54 wins
against 6 losses.
She also set
school records in
wins (20) and
strike outs (208).
She was selected
as the district, re-
gion and state
her senior year.
As a freshman
she carried the lowest ERA on the team at 1.69 with a
12-8 record. She earned All-Conference honors the next
year posting a perfect 7-0 record in Conference games
and 18-8 overall. She was also named Big South Player
of the Week three times as well as setting the team
record for strike outs with 96.
"I think she is a great pitcher said senior team
mate Amekea McDougald.
"She's broken almost all the records in the school
record book
Reagan appreciates the time she has spent at ECU
and will take a lot with her when she moves on
"I've learned a lot of things on the field and off
that will help me in the future Reagan said
This writer can be contacted at
rdownev@tec. ecu, edu.
Stephen Schramm
Old Dominion came Into
Harrington Field as one of the
CAA's hottest t.eams. Winners of
four straight games before this
weekend, the Monarchs swept
the Pirates and moved into sec-
ond place In the conference.
The Pirates lost to the Mon-
archs 9-4 on Friday night to be-
gin the series. On Saturday, ECU
gave up four home runs as ODU
topped the Pirates 15-3. On Sun
day the Monarchs shutout the
, Pirates 4-0 to complete the
sweep. It marked the first time
that the Pirates had been swept
in two years. The last time they
were swept at home was When
Virginia Commonwealth beat
ECU three straight times on
March 21 and 22,1998.
"It's a long season and you're
going to hit slumps said sec-
ond baseman Nick Schnabel.
"You're going to hit times when
offensively you're not going to
click. We just have to go back
and believe In ourselves and
have good quality approaches;
and we'll be OK, because this is
a talented team
The Monarchs took control
of the series in Friday's game.
ODU's Jason Greiner belted two
pJnome runs as the Monarchs
cruised to a 9-4 win. ECU's Jason
Mandryk went 4.1 innings and
gave up six earned runs on six hits.
"They played well all weekend
and they deserved to win all three
On Saturday, the Monarchs
cruised past ECU 15-3. ODU got
four home runs, three in the sev-
enth inning.
If Saturday's game was a show-
case for ODU's offense, then
Sunday's game was a chance for
ODU's pitching to shine.
The Monarchs blanked the Pi-
rates 4-0 and gave Up seven hits.
"From a hitters standpoint we
didn't do the things you need to
do to win a game, said outfielder,
Eric Bakich. We beat ourselves
"They threw the ball well, all
three of them had quality starts
Schnabel said. "Offensively, we're
in at)itof a funk right now, they're
obviously a hot team. We're going
to have to just move on from
. here
The Pirates face Elon tonight at
Harrington Field. ECU will be
forced to get over the sweep at the
hands of the Monarchs and regain
their focus on the conference title.
"We just put It behind us,
there's nothing we can do about It
now so there's no reason to dwell
on It Bakich said.
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Iverson rises over Mason
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)-The latest storm between
Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers blew over as
quickly as it started.
Management apologized Sunday for upsetting its
star guard, and Iverson said he was sorry for taking the
focus off the one-game lead the 76ers have on the
Iverson, who scored a career playoff-high 40 points
in Saturday's 92-82 win over Charlotte, assailed gen-
eral manager Billy King after the game for what he
perceived as a lack of respect from the organization.
The 10-minute rant started after Iverson was asked
if he felt like Philadelphia's team leader. He said he
didn't because he wasn't treated like one. He pointed
to a quote in a Charlotte newspaper in which King
said there had to be some "soul-searching" from both
Iverson and management for the relationship to work.
Iverson said the comment shocked him and made
him feel as if he is treated like the "12th player on the
King and Iverson met Saturday night at the team
hotel and quickly patched up their differences before
the dispute could become a distraction for the 76ers,
who play the Hornets in Game 2 on Monday night.
"I said if I hurt his feelings, I apologize King said
Sunday. "He accepted my apology and we're here to-
day, 1-0. It's over in our eyes
King said his quote wasn't meant as a rebuke or an
attempt to send a message to Iverson, who has been
criticized for being late to practice and was suspended
for a game in Miami for missing a shootaround.
"I think I was just saying that everybody in this
organization, we've got to figure out how to make this
thing work King said. "We've all got to get together
on the same page to make this work
Philadelphia Coach Larry Brown, who has had his
share of clashes with his star guard, said the blowup
occurred because Iverson didn't know the context of
the quote.
"I heard what was told to him, and if they had
read tle whole article, I didn't think it was a negative
thing Brown said. "Billy said it was a work in progress
and I think Allen would be the first one to admit that
Iverson was initially reluctant to discuss the situa-
tion again on Sunday, saying he wanted to "keep it in
the family
"1 feef like everything is fine he said. "I just apolo-
gize to everybody in Philly for even having the discus-
sion. But that was something that, was on my mind,
something I felt like I had to get off my chest
But Iverson later reiterated that he didn't feel like
the 76ers franchise player but refused to elaborate
"1 just don't feel that way he said. "It's a lot of
things, but I don't want to talk about that. I want this
thing to blow over as fast as it can
King, meanwhile, just laughed when asked if
Iverson is treated as poorly as he claims. He said he
subscribes to a theory of treating everybody fairly, but
not equally .
"I think that works. You can't treat everybody
equally because sometimes circumstances arise, but you
can treat everybody fairly he said.
Because he follows that theory, King apologized to
Iverson, even though he stands by the initial comment.
"He was hurt, I could hear it in his voice King
said. "And I apologized for hurting him. Being in an
organization is like being in a family�you don't let
someone in your family feel hurt
Iverson had been told about King's comments hours
before Game 1, but dismissed any notion that his an-
ger fueled his 40-point performance. .
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it paid off Munson said.
Also in the field events, Crys-
tal Frye won the shot put. Leana
Anding placed second in the triple
jump and earned All-CAA honors.
In the distance events the Pi-
rates got a strong showing from
freshman Kay Livick, junior Fran
Lattie and sophomore Abby Hayes.
Livick earned All-Conference hon-
ors in the 1,500. Lattie did the same
in the 800. Hayes placed sixth and
earned All-Conference honors in
the 3,000.
For the men, ECU's Darrick
Ingram won Athlete-of-the-Meet
honors for the second time in his
career. The Pirates placed fourth.
In the 4x400 ECU was without
two of its top performers as Damon
Davis and James Alexander were un-
able to compete due to injury. The
team dropped the baton during the
"It was a good meet up until the
4x400 meter relay" said Head Men's
Track Coach Bill Carson. "We
dropped the baton but it was an
overall good meet for us consider-
ing that we were without Damon
Davis and James Alexander
Ingram won both the 200
meters and the 400 meters. In the
400 Lawrence Ward and Frankie
Green earned All-CAA honors.
Lynn Stewart finished fourth in
the 110 meter high hurdles and
also placed third in the 400 meter
intermediate hurdles. In the field
events, the men notched one all-
conference honor. That came when
DeVon Carter finished eighth in
the shot put.
This writer can be contacted
Nolan Ryan stable after surgery
AUSTIN, Texas (AP)-Nolan Ryan, baseball's career
strikeout leader, was in stable condition today after
emergency double-bypass surgery.
Ryan was in near-perfect health for a 53-year-old
Hall of Fame pitcher. Family history, however, made
him a perfect candidate for heart disease.
Doctors wereTrastily summoned Sunday at Round
Rock Medical Center, where Ruth Ryan drove her hus-
band after he felt chest pains and experienced short-
ness of breath during a morning walk in the Austin
suburb of Round Rock. Ryan is part owner of a minor
league baseball team there.
"The doctors told us he has the heart of a 30-year-
old Ryan's eldest son, Reid, said. "We feel confident
that he is going to recover fully
Mark Felger, who performed the two-hour opera-
tion to clear an arterial blockage, and Reid Ryan
planned a news conference tonight.
An electrocardiogram and. blood tests showed
Ryan did not have a heart attack, Texas Rangers
spokesman John Blake said.
"However, doctors felt like there was blockage of
(an) artery and suggested the Heart Hospital of Aus-
tin for an angiogramJ.J. Gottsch, director of public
relations for the Round Rock Express, the team that
Ryan and his son own, told the Austin American-
When a substantial blockage of the left main coro-
nary artery leading Into Ryan's heart was Indicated,
Felger performed the bypass at 3 p.m.
The surgery was successful, Gottsch said. Ryan Is
expected to be hospitalized for about a week, Blake
"Today was a total shock to our family Reid Ryan,
president of the Express, said. "My dad has been in
perfect health
Rut the younger Ryan said the family has had a
history of heart-related problems and that doctors
indicated that heredity played a large part in his
father's condition.
"We feel confident that he can continue to lead
the active lifestyle he is accustomed to Reid Ryan
Ryan was voted into the Hall of Fame in January �
. 1999. He holds or shares 48 major league, American
League and National League records.
He struck out 5,714, pitched seven no-hitters and
finished his career with 324 victories. Ryan's 27 sea-
sons are more than anyone in major league history.
Ryan played for the New York Mets, California
Angels, Houston Astros and Texas before retiring in
Avalanche, Nuggets sold
DENVER (AP)-A Wal-Mart heir who owns 40 per-
cent of the St. Louis Rams agreed today to buy the Colo-
rado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets and Pepsi Center for
$450 million, edging out a competing bid from John
Stan Kroenke had been interested in buying a ma-
jority ownership in the teams since negotiations with
another prospective buyer collapsed last fall.
"I think your responsibility as an owner to your team
and to your community is to support the team to
make the right decision to bring you these winning
teams he said. "We look forward to having the op-
portunity to do that in Denver
Kroenke agreed to terms with Liberty Media Group,
which purchased the teamsas part of its acquisition of
Ascent Entertainment Group.
The sale must be approved by the NBA and NHL.
The NHL said today it plans to review the sale as soon
as possible. The NFL said the agreement presents no
conflict of cross-ownership because Kroenke does not
own a majority stake of the Rams.
The agreement ends a tumultuous, year-long effort
to find a new buver for the NHL and NBA teams and'
the arena in which they play.
One bid collapsed last year after shareholders iriS
Ascent Entertainment sued. A second bid fell through
after the prospective buyer would not agree to terms to
keep the teams in Denver for 25 years.
Last weekend, a group including former Broncos
great Elway, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen and New Jer-
sey Devils owner John McMullen had announced they
had city approval to buy the team. However, that at-
tempt also failed.
Liberty Media Corp. of Denver acquired the teams
and the arena when it agreed to buy Ascent Entertain-
ment Group in February. It had planned to sell them
within six months.
Kroenke, 52, is the brother-in-law of Bill and Nancy
Laurie whose $400 million offer was rejected by Ascent
stockholders last year.
Kroenke's 40 percent stake in the Rams reportedly
is worth an estimated $80 million. His wife is a niece of
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KANATA, Ontario (AP)-The Toronto Maple Leafs
now how fortunate they are.
With five minutes left in the fifth game of their
rst-round series against the Ottawa Senators, the Leafs
'ere down a goal and about to move within a game of
ilayoff elimination.
Instead, Steve Thomas tied the game Saturday night
id then won it in overtime, putting Toronto one win
om a second-round meeting with the New Jersey
We've got to play with a little more urgency for-
ard Darcy Tucker said.
The Senators, who will play host for the sixth game
londay night, outshot Toronto 38-31 Saturday, and
11 they could manage was Joe Juneau's second-period
;oal in a 2-1 Idss.
We created a lot of good opportunities and played
trong defensively Ottawa coach Jacques Martin said.
. I don't think they had a chance from late in the first
period until (Thomas' first) goal.
Toronto one win away from round
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"The difference was our Inability to get that second
goal and break their back
If necessary, Game 7 would be back in Toronto on
"We want to win one in their building Joseph said.
"It'd be nice to win Game 6 and not give them that
Game 7 chance
The Senators showed no sign of panic Sunday. Mar-
tin felt his club played its best game in Saturday's de-
"Oh yeah, no doubt in my mind, both offensively
and defensively Martin said.
The Leafs will need some offense from a line other
than their top unit. Thomas (five goals), Mats Sundin
(two) and Jonas Hoglund (one) have contributed eight
of the team's 13 in the series. The only other players
with goals are Tucker (two), Sergei Berezin (two) and
Dmitri Khristich (one).
"Their defense is doing a good job said Berezin,
who failed to get a shot on Tom Barrasso in Game S.
"They're always in my face
Thomas' hard shot from the left-wing circle to the
far top corner of the Ottawa net at 15:30 of the third
period forced judden death.
"Not many guys could have made that shot Jo-
seph said.
After Vaclav Prospal's shot in overtime went off the
crossbar, the Leafs rushed the other way and Berezin
slid a 2-on-l pass that Thomas back-handed along the
ice and behind a lunging Barrasso to end it at 14:47.
Thomas set an NHL record by scoring'his 11th ca-
reer overtime goal during the regular Season. This was
his first OT playoff'goal in his 14-year career.
"I really think our team showed a lot of persever-
ance Thomas said. "There was a point in the third
period where we couldn't eyen get a dump-in into their
"That's how well they were playing defensively. It
was like there was a wall up across their blue line. But
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Ottawa has scored only eight goals in the series.
Their defense has kept them in the series, while the
offense has sputtered.
"We've got to raise our game Martin saidBut it's
encouraging from the standpoint we've got better as
the series has gone on. We feel we can win a game in
their building
Senators forwards Shawn McEachern, Rob Zamuner
and Shaun Van Allen downplayed the failure of a four-
minute power play in the third period that could have
iced the game for Ottawa.
Shortly after, Thomas tied it 1-1.
"I thought we were still in control at that point
Van Allen said. "There was nothing you could really do
on the goal. Thomas made a great shot
Defenseman Chris Phillips said: "The positive we
can take out of it is that we controlled the game for 55
minutes. It wasn't like it was a big defensive breakdown.
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Iroom $340. 2 bedrooms $410. Wa-
lter and sewer included. Available now
land pre leasing for fall semester. Wain-
right Property Management 756-6209.
SUBLEASE 2 bedroom 2 full bath
apartment in Arlington Square. In-
cludes water, sewer, cable. WD hook-
lip, dishwasher, and fireplace. Access
lo pool and weight room. $500 month.
(Available mid-May. 754-2526.
BEDROOM apartment available
.lay 13 for summer sublease in Pi-
late's Place 200 feet from pool, club-
house, grills, tennis, and basketball
bourts. Spacious living room, full kitch-
In washerdryer and 2 full baths. Rent
usually $260mo per person, now only
t200M Call Mike 756-0550 or Ben 756-
rvPRESS GARDENS 1 bedroom
l395-$420. 2 bedrooms $475-$500.
asic cable & water and sewer includ-
Available now and accepting ap-
plications for fall semester Wainright
loperty Management 756-6209.
ALK TO ECU. 1 bedroom apT
?00month. available now. 125
bery Street Call 758-6596. ask for
VAILABLE MAY 1st-1 bedroom
�t. Clean & quiet area, on bus route
�ECU. No pets allowed. Newly reno-
fted. spacious 2 bedroom apt. wd
eluded. Walking distance to ECU. No
Its allowed. For more information call
bgwood Hollow Apts @ 752-8900.
BDR- 2 bdr. water and cable includ-
I. ECU bus line, pool, on-site mngt.
maintenance. Pets allowed. 758-
male roommate to share two bedroom
duplex. Washerdryer, 262month
plus 12 utilities. Grad student pre-
ferred. Available in May. Call Emily
FEMALE STUDENT wanted to share
2BR 2B duplex. $365.00 includes util-
ities, basic cable, wd. Must love pets.
Call Suzanne at 752-1351.
ROOMMATE NEEDED to move into
Dockside ASAP, or by July 6. $275
rent 13 utility. Great place to live.
Need to know by May 5. Call Dave
ROOMMATE WANTED starting mid-
May to share a 3 bdr2 bth fairly new
house on ECU bus route 225mo
13 utilities 752-9772.
FEMALE. SHARE three bedroom
home with two female students. Cam-
pus three blocks. Prefer graduate stud-
ent. Central Air. Ceiling fans. Washer,
Dryer. $250.00 plus utilities.
ECU MALE or female student to share
2 bedroom apt. starting in mid-June
at Wyndham Circle through Fall and
Spring semester. Rent $220 12 util-
ities. Call Rich. 931-9256.
roommate needed to share 3 bedroom
3 bath new apartment. $250 plus 1
3 utilities for June-May 2001. No pets,
private phone line. Call 931-9467.
NEED SOMEONE to sublease Apart-
ment in Players Club $240 and 14
utilities. Beginning Mat 15 until August
1. please contact Vicki at 561-8203
ASAP no deposit needed.
DONT LOSE your deposit for leaving
your carpet a mess. Have your carpet
professionally steamed cleaned. We'll
clean it so you don't have to. Call Ad-
vance Carpet Cleaning 493-0211.
TWO ROOMMATES needed to share
house one block from campus, start-
ing May 15th, nonsmoking serious
students wanted, rent 150 13 util-
ities. Call Bill at 931-9436.
PART-TIM employee needed for
light grounds work and service call.
Must have good driving record. Flexi-
ble hours- Daytime. Ask for Chris at
355-1604. Call only between 8am-
5pm for details.
NEED TUTOR for college level Eng-
lish with experience in writing essays
in Jr level English will pay a good hour-
ly rate. Call Ashley. 746-7531.
keters. Full-time or part-time. Flexi-
ble hours. Great for students or ca-
reer marketers. Health insurance, paid
vacation. Great pay plus benefits and
bonuses. Call Thermal-Gard 355-0210.
CLUB SPORT Program Assistant for
the department of Recreational Serv-
ices needed. This position will run from.
August 15. 2000 through May 15.
2001. This position will assist with club
sport gametournament administra-
tion, club rosters, payment of officials,
etc. Requirements: 8-12 hours per
week, CPRFirst Aid Certification, driv-
er license and willing to work weekend
hours. If interested contact Gray Hodg-
es at 328-6387.
summer (mid-June-Mid August) for
two children (ages 5 8 9). Own trans-
portation required. Call 758-5806.
four boys. Tues. Thurs. after school,
summer 25-30 hoursweek. Near
campus. 758-6787.
SUMMER JOBS! The Greenville Re-
creation and Parks Department is con-
tinuing to hire for their upcoming sum-
mer programs. 'A variety of positions
are available with the Athletics' Divi-
sion to include: Camp Supervisor and
Camp Counselors for the Sports Mini-
Camps. Baseball coaches, Skate park
staff and softball league scorekeepers.
For more information, please contact
the Athletic Office at 329-4550 Mon-
day-Friday after 2 pm. .
PART-TIME help needed by local con-
sulting firm. Strong phone and cleri-
cal skills needed. Flexible schedule.
Pays $6 per hour and up. Call Jim at
830-8828 to apply.
sage techniques: gain communication
skills and earn money all at once. Only
available to the 1st 20 applicants. Fol-
lowing classes salary plus bonus in-
centives. Call 756-8160 for details.
cepting applications for cooks, wait-
staff, and dish washers. Apply bet-
ween 2pm & 5pm. No phone calls
LIFEGUARD WANTED call 752-6794
EXOTIC DANCERS $1000-$ 1500
weekly. Legal lap dancing. No experi-
ence needed Age 18 up, all national-
ities. 919-580-7084 Goldsboro.
er nonpartier as nanny for infant be-
ginning in August. Room and board
possible for right person. Must pro-
vide references. Call for interview.
DELTA ZETA WOULD like to wel-
come any girls interested in Greek life
to our Tropical Social on April 26 from
8-10pm at the DZ house. If you have
any questions please contact Elizabeth
Temple at 758-1963.
The East Carolinian fj
SOCCER COACH needed. Greenville
Stars Girls U-M Challenge team. Paid
position mid-August - early November.
Previous cbaching experience helpful.
For more information, call Jan 756-
STUDIO APARTMENT for sublease.
Ringgold Towers, fully furnished, nice
view, available May 13 July 31. rent is
$275 per month, call 758-0038.
Summer Tennis Programs: Registra-
tion: Residents 425-2600. non-resi-
dents 42700. Registration continues
through May & June. Call 329-4559
for info. Clinics run 61200-72800.
Youth: Pee Wee Tennis Age6. Jr. no-
vice League Age 6-10. Junior Work-
out Ages 11-15. USA Team Tennis Ages
11-18. Adult: Ages 16& up. Beginner
Tennis. Beginner Advanced Tennis. In-
termediate Tennis, and Intermediate
Advanced Tennis.
www.carolinaskysports .com
"GUNS AND Public Hearth- Thursday,
April 27; 12:30-1:30pm in Brody 2W-
50. Lance K. Stell. Ph.D. Charles A.
Dana Professor. Director. Medical Hu-
manities Program. Davidson College.
Medical Ethicist. Department of Etern-
al Medicine. Carolines Medical Cen-
ter Charlotte. NC. Fore more informa-
tion call 816-2797.
STUDENTS OVER 24 are invited to
the last adult student get together for
Spring 2000. Monday. May 1,6-7p.m.
the Adult & Commuter Student Serv-
ices office lower level of Mendenhall
ville' Monday. May 1; 12:30-1:30pm
in Brody 2W-50. Paul R. Cunningham,
M.D. Professor of Surgery. Chief. Divi-
sion of General Surgery. Chair. Univers-
ity and Medical Center. Institutional Re-
view board. Brody School of Medicine.
East Carolina University. For more in-
formation call 816-2797.
GOLDEN KEY National Honor Socie-
ty will meet April 25th in Mendenhall
Underground at 5:30 p.m. for more informa-
YARD SALE: Real Crisis center will
be having a yard sale May 6. 2000
6:30am to 12pm at St. Paul Pentecos-
tal Holiness Church 3251 E. 10th St.
Greenville N.C. 27858. Donations for
the yard sale will all be tax deduct-
ible. All proceeds will benefit the Real
Crisis Center. If you would like to do-
nate items or for more information call
share 2 BR apt. on ECU busline be-
ginning Aug. 1st. Must be neat and
responsible. Smokers welcome $225
month plus 12 utilities. Call Julie �
'ONE BEDROOM, two person apart-
.jhent for sublease for the summer. Call
ffi52-2529. Ask for Candace or Cherry.
ECU AREA unique one bedroom
�"wjuse. Central heatair six foot priva-
ty fence around backyard. WD hook-
?u0 off street parking, pets OK. Only
!f�25- Call 830-9502.
POKING FOR a place to live?
iv.housing101.netYour move off
Impus! Search for apartments. Free
pmmate sublet listings.
roommate needed ASAP. Three bed-
room, private bath, washer, dryer, etc.
$300.00 month plus 13 utilities. Call
"752-7136 or email
nice 2 bedroom apartment. $250
month 12 utilities. For both sum-
mer sessions. Call Andy, 439-1190.
Now Taking Leases for
11 bedroom, 2 bedroom &
Efficiency Apartments.
CALL 752-2865
: $100 off 1 bedroom, $200
off 2 bedroom security
deposits until May 5,20001
1 or 2 bedrooms,
1 bath, range, refrigerator,
free watersewer,
washerdryer hookups,
laundry facilities, 5 blocks
from campus,
ECU bus services.
Comfcn July 1,2000
New Renovated Spacious
? Bedrooms at Ashton Woods
-All properties have 24 hr.
emergency maintenance
Pots Allowed with Deposit.
Call 758-1921
rfQp6�0J 1
ApiwwA i tmr.i Hm�
1997 MITSUBISHI Galant ES All pow-
er, auto. 37.000 miles, $12,000obo
excellent condition 752-5375 leave
BRAND NEW! Box spring and mat-
tress $70. dresser $40. night table
$35. Call Tara at 329-8318.
IBM PC, MSWord and Excel. Ether-
net ready. Great for a first time user or
a temporary replacement Asking 100
dollars. Call Ryan at 328-8185.
FOR SALE! New floral couch w pas-
tel colors and queen-size pull out bed.
$350obo. Green recliner chair $30
obo. Moving sale. Hurry! Call Amy
NO CREDIT check. Cellular Phones
Pagers. ABC Phones 931-0009. 316-D
East 10th St. (next to Papa Olivers Piz-
1988 COROLLA, runs great, new re-
built trans. $2,600. Call 328-1031 or
830-3607 after 10 p.m.
You're in the right place -
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Wilson Acres
Summer Pool Memberships
SUMMER JOBS available. Joan's
Fashions, a local Women's Clothing
Store, is now recruiting for summer po-
sitions. Employees are needed for Sat-
urdays and weekdays between 10:00
a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The positions are
for between 15 and 40 hours per
week, depending on your schedule
and on business needs. The jobs are
within walking distance of the univers-
ity and the hours are flexible. Pay is
commensurate with your experience
and job performance and is supple-
mented by an employee discount. Ap-
ply in person to Store Manager. Joan's
Fashions. 423 S. Evans Street. Green-

DO VOU need a good job? The ECU
Telefund is hiring students to contact
alumni and parents for the ECU An-
nual Fund. $5.50 hour plus bonuses.
Make your own schedule. If interested
call 328-4212. M-Th between the hours'
of 3-6pm.
LOSE WEIGHT and make $money$H
Lose 7-29 lbs per month. Earn up to
$ 1200 month. 19 years of guaranteed
results! Call 757-2292 for Free Consul-
for an outgoing person to help in a
fastpaced office. 8am to 5pm Mon-
day-Friday. Send resume to 3481-A
South Evans Street Greenville. NC I
4 and 6 year olds. 20 hours week. Ref-
erences req'd. Call 353-5338.
WANTED: PART-time warehouse and
delivery positions available for morn-
ing and afternoon hours. License re-
quired. Please apply in person at Lar-
ry's Carpet One. 3010 East 10th Street.
Greenville. N.C. 27858. Hours of op-
eration are 8:30-5:30 Monday-Friday.
This position requires the individual
hired to operate a fork lift in order to
load and unload carpet. Contact per-
son: Carolyn Haddock 252-758-2300.
GREAT HOURS and great pay Bo-
wen cleaners is seeking individuals to
fill part-time positions as customer
service representatives. Hours: 3p.m.
to 7 p.m. M-F; 8 a.m. to 5p.m. (every
other weekend) Qualified individuals
must have: a positive and quality con-
scious attitude, sales personality, ba-
sic computer skills. Applications ac-
cepted at the Bells Fork location.
needed. Must be 18 own phone and
transportation. No drugs. Make $1500
weekly. 758-2737.
NEED A good DJ at an affordable
price? Cakalaky Entertainment offers
good times at a great price! Late
nights, formats, semi-formals. or any
occasion (references available)! Call
Jeff (252) 531-5552.
Department: MEDIA BOARD
Pay Grade: 64
Salary Range:25.797 to $
36,621 .
Closing Date: May 5. 2000
mary purpose of this position is
to provide marketing, layout and
graphic design and computer sup-
port and training to students
within the Student Media opera-
tion. Major responsibilities include
the layout, design and graphics for
various printed and electronic
marketing and training materials,
providing computer training and
support, and the supervision of
and assistance in the production
of the department's newspaper
and magazine products. Desire
comprehensive experience in the
use of Macintosh computers, with
a working knowledge of
PageMaker. Quark. Photoshop,
Word and Illustrator. Knowledge
of equivalent Windows systems
and programs is a plus, as is work
with scanners, digital cameras,
and OCR software. The qualified
applicant must work well with stu-
dents in a learning laboratory en-
vironment. Extensive work expe-
rience in desktop publishing
graphic design highly preferred.
Work schedule requires combina-
tion of weekday and evening work.
(Position 21428) Apply at http.
The semester is
rushing to a dose
There are only 4more issues this
semester of Thef East Carolinian.
The last classified deadline for the
Spring term is 4 p.m. Friday, April 28.
Try our campus calendar at
'anted: Summer Help at the BEACH?
Graduating Senior Preferred;
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Earn up to 35K after lyr
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for 25 or fewer words
additional words 5� each
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additional words 50 each
Must present a valid ECU ID. to qualify. The East Carolinian
reserves the right to refuse fhis rate for any ad deemed to be
non-student or business related.
add to above line rate for either BOLD or
ALL CAPS type.
.All classified ads placed by individuals or campus
groups must be prepaid. Classified ads placed by a
business must be prepaid unless credit has been
established. Cancelled ads can ,be removed from the
paper if notification is made before the deadline but
no cash refunds are given. No proofs or tearsheets
are available. The Personals section of the classi-
fieds is intended for non-commercial communication
placed by individuals or campus groups. Business
ads will not be placed in this section.
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The East Carolinian, April 25, 2000
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