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ECU'S 21st Annual Barefoot on the Mall
spring festival begins today at noon on the
center mall of East Campus. This year's
theme is "Pirates of the Caribbean The pro-
gram will include food and games.
The ECU Dance Theatre will open
"Dance 2000" tonight in McGinnis Theatre.
Performances continue through May 1 and
begin at 8 p.m. except on Sunday when the
show begins at 2 p.m. Public tickets are $9
and $8. Tickets for faculty, staff and seniors
are $8 and $7. Student tickets are $6 and
$5. For tickets call 328-6829.
The Down-East Dermatology Day will be
held Friday, April 28 at the Ramada Plaza
and includes skin care information and
"A Celebration of African and African-
American Culture" will be held from 5 p.m
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28 on the brick yard
area beside Mendenhall Student Center. The
program includes food, dance, musical
guests and art displays. For information call
The semifinals of the Walker Cup Interna-
tional Women's Wheelchair Basketball Chal-
lenge begins at 6 p.m. Friday, April 28 in Will-
iams Arena at Minges Coliseum. Teams from
the United States, Japan, Great Britain and
Mexico are competing in this tune-up for the
Paralymplc Games in Sydney. Contact the
Walker Center, 328-6650, ext. 230.
The Jazz Ensemble, a popular entertain-
ment group, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday,
April 28 in Wright Auditorium. For ticket infor-
mation call or visit the Central Ticket Office in
Mendenhall Student Center, 328-4788.
ECU's developmental preschool-REAP
(Remedial Education Activities Program)-will
hold a celebration to recognize the comple-
tion of its new playground and to thank the
people whose gifts made the new facilities
possible. Chancellor Richard Eakin and Edu-
cation Dean Marilyn Sheerer will be among
those participating. The event will be from
noon-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 at the
playground site at the Irons Building located
behind the Belk (Allied Health) Building. For
information call 328-6186.
The finals of the Walker Cup International
Women's Wheelchair Basketball Challenge
begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 29 in Will-
iams Arena at Minges Coliseum. Two games
are scheduled for the evening to decide the
winner of the tournament involving wheel-
chair teams from the United States, Japan,
Great Britain and Mexico. For tickets and in-
formation call the Walker Center at 328-
6650, ext. 230.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2000
Students join protest in Washington
four days of rallying in
Washington D.C successful
While ECU is not a
university known for
the political activism of
its students, recent po-
litical issues inspired
some students to take
advantage of their First
Amendment rights and
protest global injus-
Roberson, Nick Allen,
Jeff Royster and their
friends Ben Brower and
Lara Ezzell drove up to
Washington D.C. on
April 14 to participate
with the 30,000 other
protesters in the rally
against the Interna-
tional Monetary Fund
(IMF), World Bank, and
World Trade Organiza-
These organizations were designed to help out
the governments of Third-World nations who have
debt and credit problems. However, demonstrators
accuse that the money that is lent to these coun-
tries must be spent according to INF regulations,
which often results in cuts in funding for health
care and education.
In addition, farmers in these countries often
are told by their governments that they must raise
cash crops, like coffee, instead of food so that it
can be exported quickly to pay off accumulating
debts. The protesters in Washington were trying
to convince the IMF and World Bank to forgive
the debt of these poorer nations.
"People all over the world are realizing that
there's nothing else we can do to get the message
across except for these rallies said Roberson, a
junior and art major. "There have been rallies in
Seattle, Cologne, London and other places to let
people know what's going on
When they first arrived in the capitol on Fri-
day, Roberson, Allen, Royster, Brower and Ezzell
attended a four-hour training workshop on jail
solidarity at a local church. At the workshop they
were taught how to deal with tear gas and pepper
spray, how to link arms to make a human fence
and how to "slow the system down" and make it
difficult for police to continue arresting protest-
See PROTEST, page 2
who wished to
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NSF grant opens
doors for teachers
ECU helps improve
high school science
The National Science
Foundation recently granted a
$1.1 million grant for a na-
tionwide science project,
sponsored in part by ECU. The
project's mission is to develop
a core group of 200 high
school math and science
teachers of which will then be
trained in the latest computer
"The training will help
both math and science teach-
ers integrate computer usage
with their curriculum said
Ernest Marshburn, director of
Strategic Initiatives at ECU.
According to Marshburn,
the teachers will be chosen
through an application pro-
cess. He said each high school
will organize a group consist-
ing of three members; a
teacher from their math de-
partment, one from tljeir sci-
ence department and a cho-
"We are mainly looking for
nationwide teachers in low in-
come schools Marshburn
said. "Along with schools that
are usually overlooked by pro-
grams similar to this one
Dr. Jeffrey Huskamp, ECU
chief information officer and
the principal investigator for
the grant said the candidates
chosen will have a wide range
of back grounds.
The consortium, which
will select the teachers, is
made up of, IEEE Computer
Society, Krell Institute, Asso-
ciation of Computing Ma-
chinery, National Center for
Atmospheric Research in
Colorado, National Center for
tions, Ohio Supercomputer
Center and Shodor Education
Foundation, the University of
Alabama at Huntsville, along
Marshburn said the teach-
ers will be selected by mid-
The chosen teachers will
be trained at the University of
Alabama at Huntsville. He
added after the training ses-
sions, they will participate in
the "supercomputer" confer-
ence which will take place in
Huskamp said the teachers
will be taught to use the tools,
techniques and technologies
of computational science as a
way to spark interest and pur-
sue scientific methods in their
classrooms. He added that the
See CHANT, page 3
The East Carolinian
April 25, 2000
from page 1
ACROSS OTHER CAMPUSES
From Left: Nick Allen, Lara Ezzell, Ben Brower, Whit Roberson and Jeff Royster
pose in front of the Washington Monument in Washington D.C. before coming
home to Greenville, (photo courtesy of Whit Roberson)
ground to keep the cops from get-
"They told us basic things, like
not to carry any ID and how to put
Vaseline on our fingers so it would
be hard to get a print Roberson
This protest, organized by the
Mobilization for Global Justice,
marks the first time since the 1970's
that any direct action of this cali-
ber has taken place in the capitol.
On Saturday, large groups of
demonstrators banded together to
block off roads that led to the en-
trance of the building where world
finance leaders planned to meet for
the spring meeting of the IMF.
According to Brower and
Roberson, the police beat their way
through the peaceful protesters,
using tear gas and clubs without
"At one point I laid down on the
ting in and one tried to run over my
leg on his motorcycle Roberson
Over 600 protesters were ar-
rested for "rallying without a per-
mit" and many others were beaten
so severely that they required hos-
Despite the fact that the finance
leaders eventually made it past the
thousands of protesters and into the
meeting, Roberson and Brower
agreed that the rally was a success.
"The point of the protest was to
inform people and to change their
hearts so that they start thinking of
the world wide community
Brower said. "Nothing changes if
people don't get involved
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mation Systems (IS) will be offering
wireless Internet cards again next
year, despite mixed reviews from the
Wake Forest University student
body this past semester.
Many students were not thrilled
with the Spectrum cards, which
were introduced last year in an at-
tempt to bring the campus one step
closer to having a wireless Internet.
The Spectrum cards were meant
to allow students to be connected
to the Internet without use of a
modem or ethernet cord.
Confusion with the trial system
was the main obstacle that many
students who opted to try the cards
didn't feel like overcoming.
"I got it, I installed it and it was
very unclear. They had multiple ver-
sions to install, but I didn't get ei-
ther version working without help
sophomore Chad Pugh said. "I
didn't want to bother with RTA's. I
never got it running
Another student said "I got it,
put it in, and it didn't work. I never
bothered to get another one
Many who work with network-
ing and customer help believe that
communication between IS and the
students who decided to try the
Spectrum cards played a major fac-
tor in the popular disappointment
with the wireless system.
"The cards almost always
worked in the places that they were
supposed to said senior Dan
Patriarca, who worked for the IS
Support Center replacing connec-
tions if they went down. "A lot of
people just didn't understand how
The range in which the cards
were effective was also a disappoint-
ment to students, many of whom
felt that they were led to believe that
the cards would allow them to ac-
cess the Internet from anywhere on
"The only problem is that I
wanted to use it places that it wasn't
supposed to work, like my room or
my friends' rooms junior Jessica
The cards did, however, function
properly in such buildings as those
on the Mag Quad and on the Quad
"1 used it twice a week in
Reynolda, and it worked 100 per-
cent of the time said Patriarca,
who said that a student had to be
near a device that monitors their
computer, found in the aforemen-
tioned buildings, in order for the
Internet to be accessed.
Among the technical difficulties
were driver problems and compat-
ibility problems with the university
Swiping out cards also proved to
be trouble for some students, who
wrongly believed that their comput-
ers wouldn't work if they didn't
have the Spectrum cards in.
Southern Illinois University-A
little more than a year ago, Hal
Stoelzle stood upon a rooftop of a
house in Columbine, Colorado his
camera poised at the unfolding trag-
edy below him.
He captured police barricading
streets, SWAT teams raiding Colum-
bine High School and students in
tears, some joyful because their
friends had made it out of the
school and some devastated by the
Four photographs that the
Southern Illinois University and
"Daily Egyptian" alumnus snapped
of the school shootings at Colum-
bine were part of a collection of 20
images that won a Pulitzer Prize
April 10. Stoelzle is one of 15 staff
photographers of the Denver Rocky
Mountain News who won the
The shootings took place April
20, 1999, when Dylan Klebold and
Eric Harris entered Columbine High
School, fired shots from a multi-gun
arsenal and left homemade bombs
throughout the school. At the end
of the rampage, 12 students, one
teacher and both gunmen were
Stoelzle was born in and grew up
in Carbondale. He attended SIU
from 1962 to 1966 as a photogra-
phy major, but he never graduated.
He left Carbondale in 1967 to enter
He credits his education at SIUC
and professor William Horrell, who
helped form the Department of Cin-
ema and Photography, with prepar-
ing him to enter the work force as a
"He was just a wonderful in-
structor and a wonderful person
Stoelzle said. "He really prepared his
students well for what they were
While working at the Orange
County Register in California,
Stoelzle won his first Pulitzer Prize
in 1985 for the coverage of the 1984
Olympics in Los Angeles.
"That was quite a celebration
Stoelzle said. "The newsroom just
But reactions to this year's
Pulitzer Prize was very different, he
said, although the photography
staff had a sense of accomplishment
for doing their job well.
Lwceny-A suit member
reported that a computer
was stolen ftpftt a room in
the Austin Building.
LarcenyA staff member
reported that a CD-ROM
disk was stolen from a room
in the Austin Building
around Thursday, April 20.
Damage to property-A
staff member reported that
a parking meter located at
Sth and Harding Streets was
damaged. The pole had
been knocked over and the
meter head was stolen.
Larceny-A student re-
ported that his ceil phone
was stolen from his book
bag- He left his book bag
unattended in a room in
Srewster-D while he went
to the restroom.
Calls-A student in Clement
Hall reported receiving a
voice mail message in
which a male caller threat-
ened to kill the victim. The
victim was only willing to
cooperate with Dean of Stu-
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dent in Tyler Hall was Is-
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The time has come
Library clock tower, NC Collection
named for educator
TGIF-Thank goodness I'm finished
Both the clock tower and the NC Collection at Joyner
Library were recently officially named by the university
Board of Trustees. The naming was made in honor of
Verona Lee Joyner Langford who donated money to ECU.
(photo by Emily Richardson)
The ECU Board of Trustees recently agreed to
name the clock tower at the Sonic Plaza the
Ungford-Joyner Clock tower. The board also ap-
proved naming the N.C. Collection in the Joyner
Library the Verona Joyner Langford North Caro-
According to John Durham, director of public
affairs at ECU, Verona Lee Joyner Langford was a
retired school teacher who died in February and
has given the university more than $2.5 million to
be used as an endowment for the library. Carroll
Varner, director of academics at ECU, said Langford
was the distant cousin and friend of J. Y. joyner.
J. Y. Joyner was the state superintendent of edu-
cation and the person for whom the Joyner Library
was originally named. Mrs. Langford and her hus-
band began investing in the 1940's and her estate
now exceeds $5 million. Langford wanted her en-
dowment to directly effect the students at ECU,
and so the money is to be used strictly for library
Mrs. Langford graduated from ECU in 1935 with
a degree in home economics and went on to teach
high school home economics. She was a long-time
Farmville resident, but in recent years she resided
in Rocky Mount. Due to the timing of the closing
on the estate, the library will begin receiving the
money in 2002. The endowment will add an addi-
tional $150,000 each year to the library.
This writer can be contacted
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ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
The university is sponsoring the
first annual senior celebration en-
titled "Thank Goodness I'm Fin-
The event is taking place Tues-
day, May 2 on the football practice
field from 3-7 p.m. TGIF will include
a free pig 'n chicken pickin live
music, door prizes, games and a car
giveaway from KIA of Greenville. It
is open to all graduating seniors of
spring or fall 2000.
Tickets are free and are available
at the Mendenhall Central Ticket
Office and ECU Dowdy Student
Stores. Seniors must get their ticket
before the event. They can present
their ECU One Card, and may pur-
chase a guest ticket for10. The first
1,000 seniors will receive a free T-
Senior Corey Barnes said he felt
purchasing tickets beforehand was
"I understand that the univer-
sity needs to make sure the students
in attendance are truly seniors
According to Cliff Webster, past
term Student Government Associa-
tion (SGA) president, if the event is
a success it will become a yearly tra-
"This a chance for the univer-
sity to give something back to the
students Webster said. "A thank
you for their hard work and dedica-
tion over the years
Many seniors said they had not
heard about the event, but were in-
terested in attending.
"I heard about it through a ran-
dom e-mail said senior J.B. Spruill.
"I think it's a good idea, but just
hasn't been promoted enough
More than likely I will go and check:
Barnes said if the event contin-
ues in years to come better meth-
ods need to be used to advertise.
TGIF was created by the ECU
Alumni Association. The event is
being sponsored by KIA of
Greenville, ECU Dowdy Student
Stores, ECU Dining Services, U.B.E
Jostens, ZUniversity.com, SGA, Art
Craved, Pirate Club, University
Unions and BB&T, along with the
ECU Alumni Association.
This writer can be contacted
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program will help teachers teach
students the skills and experience
they will need when they enter the
"Computational science can
help motivate students to expand
their interest in scientific inquiry
and problem solving through
hands-on modeling, simulation and
visualization Huskamp said. "We
will be emphasizing comprehension
on the use of the computer model-
Edna Gentry, a professor from
the University of Alabama at Hunts-
ville, said the main goal of the
project is that teachers learn to use
computational science to motivate
their students not only to learn sci-
ence and mathematics but to real-
ize the thrill of scientific inquiry and
"As a result of teacher involve-
.nent in computational science, and
consequently student involvement,
students learn how to apply the sci-
entific method, develop higher-or-
der thinking skills and learn how to
be better communicators Gentry
This writer can be contacted
at jlachance@tec. ecu. edu.
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While Herrion and Hamrick will have
their chance to explain their actions to
the Board of Trustees and the chancel-
lor, Bazluki had no such opportunity. He
was cut from the basketball program for
"irreparable differences" with the
coaching staff. He had no day in court.
The controversy surrounding ECU Athletic Director Mike Hamrick and
Head basketball Coach Bill Herrion's actions following the Feb. 29 inci-
dent is a hot topic of conversation. The university has yet to take action
on the situation. While speculation abounds as to who, if anybody, will
lose their jobs, one person already has.
One aspect of the issue that has been pushed to the back burner dur-
ing the whole affair is the plight of head basketball trainer im Bazluki.
Bazluki was the one university employee who initially came forward
and spoke out against the atmosphere that was allegedly created by the
He stood up and lost his job. Bazluki's contract from the athletic de-
partment will not be renewed, and after many years in the program, he
will not be on the sidelines next year.
While Herrion and Hamrick will have their chance to explain their ac-
tions to the Board of Trustees and the chancellor, Bazluki had no such
opportunity. He was cut from the basketball program for "irreparable
differences" with the coaching staff. He had no day in court. When the
allegations made by the team came to light earlier this month, Bazluki's
fate was already sealed. He was gone.
Bazluki will continue to lecture at the university.
In the coming weeks, the actions of the athletic department will be
scrutinized and every decision they have made regarding the incident
will be put under a microscope. But, Jim Bazluki's case will be pushed
further and further back into the shadows.
While decisions will be made about who stays and who goes, one
man has already lost his job.
Elections are wastes of time
The story of Maryland's new state motto
Think of your state motto. I'm from New Jersey and
it's "The Garden State From living here four years I
know North Carolina's is "First in Flight But, I won-
der what the state motto of Maryland is? I asked this
question in lieu of the Elian Gonzalez hostage crisis
that was so brilliantly broken up by Janet "I Got
Parkinson's But I'm Also Packing" Reno. And now that
Elian has been taken away from his "relatives he lives
now, not in Cuba, but Maryland with his dad. I won-
dered why his father was set up there in Maryland and
not somewhere closer like in another city in Florida,
;but I realized that Maryland, next to Alaska, is the
whitest state in the country. So I guess the INS would
have no problem keeping track of two Latin males who
speak a different language.
People have been asking me questions about the
siege of Elian at his house in Miami. People have asked
me what I thought about the incident-Was it too
much? I don't think it was too much to bring guns
into Elian's home to obtain him. People forget that
ithis is Miami, and if have been to Little Havana after
dark like I have, it's a scary place to be. Elian's rela-
tives' home isn't in the safest part of the world. So, it
�was best for the INS to be packing in case there was a
loony in the crowd.
If you saw the Sunday morning interview the day
after the siege, you probably heard a lot of BS. Elian's
�relatives believe that the pictures of Elian smiling and
playing with his little half-brother and the picture of a
happy Elian around his father's neck are false. The rela-
tives say that they gave Elian a short hair cut, shorter
than the one depicted in the photos. So they say that
the photos were false, and that the government used a
computer to generate a smiling, happy Elian. What?!?
Did everyone in Elian's relatives' household take a bong
hit in grief of the loss of the child? It's like the relatives
got this idea after watching Wag the Dog.
The only thing that annoys me the most about this
Elian escapade is why is the fisherman that pulled Elian
out of the water still around? The fisherman who has
absolutely no role what so ever in the case is always
trying to assert, himself as being ambassador for the
child. He says that if there wasn't a siege he was about
to have a meeting with Elian's Father a day after to talk
him into an agreement. There is basically no agreement
when it comes to this case. It's either Elian stays or he
goes. It is not like the Miami relatives will keep the top
half and the father can keep the bottom. Or the Father
can take the child home in a trade for a first pick at the
next Cuban boy who comes across the ocean on an
inner tube. These so called "agreement talks" the fish-
erman was going to have with the Father could be eas-
ily depicted as a talk between two five-year-olds who
both want the same toy.
So what is Maryland's state motto? With this
Elian fiasco it should be, "Home of the free and Elian,
as long as the courts allow �
This writer con be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well it's election time again kids and I am sure
most of you are wetting your pants with excitement
waiting to pull that all powerful lever that will place
your mark in the history of America. You are watch-
ing the news every night with jaws agape listening to
what the Burning Bush has to say and what nugget of
info Al Gore is willing to dispense. And many of you
are trembling like a crack addict in anticipation to
what the Washington correspondents have to say
about the latest polling results.
Yes, it's election time and what an exciting time it
is. It's the time when hearty, loyal Americans can take
part in the process that allows the country to grow
and evolve and feel good that they have done their
patriotic duty. Well if you believe all that then you
are just what politicians are looking for-mindless
I don't vote. I have never voted and probably never
will. I don't think I am even registered to vote. I just
don't care. Now I am not being the devil's advocate
here, trying to pick a fight, I truly believe that voting
is a waste of time and I will explain why. So before
you all write me and try to burn me at the stake on
the mall, labeling me as a heretic, read what I have to
say about it and then feel free to grab your Bic and a
jug of kerosene.
When George Washington set up the foundation
for this country as president he said in his farewell
address that the government should never divide into
more than one group and that any more than that
would pit the government against itself. Well, as usual,
we did not listen to reason when it was right and free
and now we have to two major parties that fight like
two cats with their tails tied together.
Look at what we have to vote for. We have power-
ful lobbyists who are well funded and can influence
politician's ideas. We have large corporate donors that
flood millions into campaign tills and influence votes.
We have presidents with their hands tied behind their
backs because certain people in Congress can't stand
them. We have people in congress that listen to their
constituents more than the public at large. We have,
corruption, scandals, murder, pork barrel protects
scams, palm-pressing, shady deals, lies and backstabbing.?
We have a set of checks and balances where the checks
all bounce and the balances are used to weigh drugs
We have religious groups that will either donate or de
flate campaigns if they don't support their particular!
point of view. And worst of all we have the averages
American citizen with no idea what the hell is going
on, how the government even works, voting on who
looks better on television. �
Most Americans are too blind to see when a politi-I
cian is telling them what they want to hear and blindly'
follow them like sheep. Only every four years they real-1
lze that they were blindly led to the shearing house and;
were fleeced, when they should have Just got the flock!
out. And then they fall for it again four years later! �
This country has too many rich people with toof
much influence on the dealings of the government. The,
upper 10 percent controls about 80 percent of the"
country's wealth. With that kind of money sloshing?
around can really tell me we live in a democracy? Nowi
1 am not against money, being rich is always better than,
being poor. But when it allows control over the govern-
ment, then it needs to be taken out of the equation
Until we are able to have real influence on the govern-
ment without the need of cash we will never be able to
effect change. But how is that done? I
Everyone tells me that my vote counts, that one;
person can make a difference, that my not voting means,
that I have no right to complain and that by not voting
I am not a good American. What a pile of bull. (ThS
article will be continued in the next TEC)
This writer can be contacted at email@example.com.
What's wrong with the world today?
LETTER TO EDITOR
Don't define others by one word
For an English class, I was recently given and as-
signment to list words that describe who I am. I sat
down to do it and was quite surprised when, a half
hour later, I was staring at a page full of nouns and
adjectives that I felt usually described me. This was
the most time I had spent just thinking about myself
in years. Usually I'm busy thinking about other people,
class, work or much more pressing matters (like laun-
dry). Here's an abridged version of what I came up
with: sister, pleasant, senior, girlfriend, pet owner,
book reader, on-again-off-again jogger, "Felicity" and
"Dawson's Creek" geek, brunette, 25 years old, les-
bian, full-time worker, part-time student, granddaugh-
ter, kayaker, movie aficionado, eBay shopper, chronic
late movie returner, English major
Although I don't expect anyone reading this to
take enough time to make a similar list, I'm sure a few
people will run through some descriptive words in
their head, almost unconsciously, either comparing
or contrasting what I have just listed. If you stop to
�think, even for a moment, about trying to categorize
yourself into a few descriptive words or phrases, do'
you come to the same conclusion that I did-that al-
most none of them serve to convey who you are to
other people? If I hadn't told you all those things about
me, do you think you'd have even half a clue as to what
I was all about if you just saw me on campus or sat next
to me in class?
We slap labels on people every day so we don't have
to worry about knowing who they are or what they're
about. We describe them in terms of athletic prowess,
sorority ensembles, skin color, sexual orientation, reli-
gious beliefs or sometimes even (gasp) style of dress.
My challenge to everyone reading this is not to ob-
sessively form in-depth relationships with the next 20
strangers you meet (that could get ugly). But, my hope
is this-the next time you're-so quick to define with a
single descriptive word (like gay, jock or fashion alert-
okay, that was two words, my bad) keep in mind how
many words it takes to describe yourself. Try to see how
that one word, whether you agree with it or not, comes
up so short as a definition of you and you'll have some
idea of how close the word lesbian comes to truly de-
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
So the other night my roommate and I were watch-
ing "JennyJones I know, not the best show, but what
can I say? It's entertaining. The topic of choice was "I
want to get pregnant no matter what
Of course, the normal "winners" were the guests.
It is beyond me where Jenny finds those people. Any-
way, the young girls, ranging from 14-17 claimed they
wanted to have a baby no matter what it took. Where
in the world did they come up with that brilliant idea?
Many would argue that the ideas come from the me-
dia, but I disagree. I feel that people's actions stem
from their morals and values. These "Jenny Jones"
winners said they had poked holes in condoms, told
guys they were on the pill and even told them they
were sterile. Most of the girls were white and their
mission was to have a racially-mixed child. They said
they targeted black and Puerto Rican men because
white boys didn't attract them. But, I don't have a prob-
lem with interracial relationships, so let's not go off
on that tangent.
Now half of the girls couldn't complete a sentence,
and all of them had dropped out of school; but yet
they claimed that once they had a baby, they would
get a job. A lot of smarts there right.
Surprisingly enough, there was a guy on the show
that was proud to announce his mission in life was to
have a baby with a woman of every race. What can w�
say about these "winners?" It's really sad to me that
people can be so nonchalant about sex. Time for the
birds and the bees saga, not really.
True, pregnancy isn't that much of a taboo anymore.
Consequently, teenage pregnancy seems to be part of
the "normal" society, just like drugs and alcohol. Btlt
now AIDS and STDs have come into play, with no "ora-
In my communication class, we are discussing se)c
in the media and whether or not it plays a role in teen-
agers. Once again I would have to say, television doqis
not play any role in anyone's actions. You can look at
Columbine and all of the other school shootings, and
most fingers point to the media. I think not it all lies
in the hands of the parents-the role models. Whew
were the parents of "Jenny Jones" guests? I don't really
think they got all of their ideas and goals from the medft
haven't heard about the show "how to destroy a coij-
So the lights are dim, candles are lit and clothes ale
flying off ready to Jump into bed for some passioij-
ate sex? Didn't think so, but if the mood does strijfc
you, always remember to always "wear a raincoat ;j
This writer can be reached at ahomeetec.eai.edu
O The East Carolinian
Thursday, April 27, 2000
Next time you go out for Chinese food, take
this helpful little guide of Chinese menu items,
whose actual ingredients are often hidden by a
thick sauce or broth. YouTiever know what you
could be eating; some of these common menu
items are as exotic and unique as chicken feet!
Menu Translator- Dim Sum zi
Char Siu (Roast Pork) - The filling used in
roast pork buns
Char Siu Bao - The famous buns stuffed with
Chee Cheong Fun - Rice pasta rolls
wl��2000 performs teams
Tabrtha Boulding dances in "Dance 2000"
performance, (photo courtesy of Tabitha Boulding)
Tabitha Boulding learns
valuable steps for life
Fung Jeow - Chicken's feet
Fun Gor - Like the more famous har gau (see
below) these dumplings are translucent dump-
lings - they are filled with pork and bamboo
Har Gau (Har Gow) - Those great transparent
Jaozi (jao-tze) - Fried dumplings, also known
as potstickers or "peking ravioli
Lo Bak Goh - Turnip cakes.
Lo Mai Gai - Sticky rice and meats (often in-
cluding Chinese sausage) wrapped In lotus
FEATURES ASSISTANT EDITOR
She was just two when her mother eagerly signed her up for dance lessons as her second
birthday gift. Even then, Debra Boulding saw the gracefulness that would someday land her
daughter at East Carolina University learning to perfect the techniques that she has prac-
ticed and performed for nearly her entire life.
In just one year, Tabitha Boulding will graduate ECU with a BFA degree in dance with a concen-
tration in ,azz. Through dance, Boulding has learned important skills to take her through life
Dance is also a gratifying experience for Boulding most of the time.
"Dance has been a concrete and satisfying portion of my life for as long as I can remember �
Boulding said. "I can actually go into a rehearsal having an awful day and leave feeling com-
pletely the opposite. There aren't many things in life that can have that effect on you "
According to Boulding, one reason that she has been such a success is because she learned
self-discipline early on. She feels that through proper time management she can get what she
needs accomplished both accurately and successfully. .
"Dance is a profession that if you lack the spark, fire or intensity, you will never make it so
there is no use in putting your-
only a dancer can understand the
demanding lifestyle. The demand-
ing path of a dancer all pays off in
the performance though, and this
weekend begins one of the biggest
dance performances of the year.
This weekend, Boulding along
with other members of the ECU
dance department, faculty and
choreographers, will be putting on
a performance entitled "Dance
2000" at McGinnis Theatre.
"It gives the dance faculty and
guest artists a chance to show off their choreo-
graphic skills, including unique approaches to
dance,4, Boulding said. "Furthermore, it gives the
dancers a chance to execute their ideas while en-
riching (our) personal experiences
Personally, Boulding feels that one of the
greatest attributes of such an opportunity is get-
ting to know famous choreogra-
phers and their
Sui Mai (Siew Mai)
with pork and shrimp.
Menu Translator - Entrees
Ants Climbing Trees (Ants Creeping on
Trees, Ants Climbing a Hill, Ma Yi Shang Shu) -
' A spicy Szechuan dish made with ground pork
and vermicelli noodles.
Bang Bang Ji (Hot Chicken Salad) - Chicken
breast cut into matchstick sized pieces, served
on a sheet of green bean paste. Made with hot
, Beggar's Chicken - Stuffed chicken wrapped
in a dough and baked.
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Qwerd Public: $9$8
Smbr Citizens: $8$7
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Cheng Du Chicken (Chili Chicken Cubes) -
A classic Szechuan dish. Cubed chicken
breasts are marinated and deep-fried; the
sauce includes hot bean sauce, freshly ground
M Szechuan pepper, sugar, and vinegar.
Chow Fun - Rice Noodles.
Chow Mein - Fried noodles.
Crispy Skin Duck (Xang Su Ya) -An inter-
- esting dish; the duck is steamed, while the skin
Dou Ban Yu - Fish in Hot Sauce.
Egg Drop Soup - A classic dish - silken
threads of egg in chicken stock. '
, General Tsao's Chicken - Chicken cubes
� coated in comstarch and deep-fried, cooked '
with a sauce that includes hoisin sauce, dark
�soy sauce, and chili peppers.
self through the strenuous
hours involved (if you don't
have that special some-
thing Boulding said.
An enormous part of the art of dance
is being critiqued, according to Boulding.
She said that she has become a much stron-
ger individual simply because rejection and
criticism are second nature in this profes-
sion. Although sometimes someone's as-
sessment seems harsh, one must have thick
skin to survive the competitiveness that
dominates the dance field.
The most rewarding aspect of her ca-
reer has been getting up and performing
in front of an audience whether it is par-
entf, professionals or peers. Boulding said
that it is a privilege to express herself
through movement before other people.
"To me, it's breathtaking to have some-
one watch me and allow me to communi-
cate to them through my body move-
ments as opposed to words Boulding said.
"Simply being what the dance is, bringing
it alive through movement, is something
T� � . I know I will always cherish
sar rtiMntiSl ' P3Stime' " ' somethin8 more fundamental and neces-
"Dance is my life Boulding said. "Somehow, if not through movement, dance always
third?" t0 C�me int� P'ay' U rea"y my entir6 Dersonality- " is in what 1read and write and how 1
There is only one aspect of dancing on the collegiate level that Boulding regrets. She said that she feels
as if sometimes she has a hard time being as close to the friends that don't dance as opposed to those who
do simply because they don't share the same experiences as well as lifestyle. According to her past experi-
ences, those friends that don't dance try to understand the overall commitment, but In many instances
"Dance 1999" performers
give a glimpse of the potential for this year's
performance, (photo courtesy of "Dance 2000")
"As a dancer, I am able to grow from the dif-
ferent and new experiences Boulding said.
In fact, one of those experiences she feels has
been one extraordinary accomplishment.
"I was thrilled when I found out that I was
cast in Mia Michaels' piece for 'Dance 2000
Michaels, a New York based choreographer
is famous the world around for her talents. She
currently owns her own dance company in New
York City and does a considerable amount of
work for MTV as well as Off-Broadway. In 1998,
she was the recipient of the Leo's Gold Award.
She actually spent a few days at ECU choreo-
graphing a piece entitled "Excerpts of Transitions
Illuminations" for "Dance 2000
This is particularly rewarding for a girl that
has made dance her life. According to Boulding,
through her dance expression, is able to dem-
onstrate a side that not many people know of
her, being confident as one or a part of a group.
"I love being able to communicate with one
tool that I was given, my body Boulding said.
This writer can be contacted at
mbuck@tec. ecu. edu.
No cigarettes allowed in the Percolator
entices a variety of customers
The Percolator, one of the most well-known coffee
shops in Greenville, has previously catered to both
smokers and non-smokers alike. Since March 7, how-
ever, the Percolator has bee"n completely smoke-free.
Initially, the management attempted to cut the
times available for smokers to Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday nights only. According to Nicholas Dakas, an
employee at the Percolatoi, they went to a no smoking
policy a week later because the part-time ban seemed
"We banned smoking because of the smell, and it
seemed kind of pointless for a couple of days a week
Dakas said. "The smell was still there
The no smoking policy was originally implemented
because of the building's inability to handle the amount
of smoke the Percolator's customers were generating.
The Percolator is housed in a building that is more
than 30 years old, and it was not built with the same
ventilation technology as more modern cafes and res-
taurants. The smoke from cigarettes and cigars would
hover in the air above the tables, and it made it un-
pleasant for many non-smokers and employees.
"You used to go home from work smelling like
smoke and coffee, even if you worked until noon
said Dakas. "Now, it's awesome. You can breathe in
Although it is too soon to tell how the smoking
ban has affected business, there was a steady stream
of customers at the register at 9 a.m. Several of the
tables were occupied by customers of all ages-rather
than just college students and the Percolator was busy
with only two employees rushing to mix espressos,
toast bagels and pour coffee. According to Dakas, busi-
ness may not have gone up dramatically yet, but it
certainly hasn't gone down.
Smokers have mixed feelings about the new policy,
but even the smoking ban will not keep them from
"For the non-smokers, I understand their agita-
tion said April Gottman, ECU alumna.
"Someone with asthma could never come in here
at all. It's still aggravating though, because for me, ciga-
rettes and coffee go hand in hand
Senior Sally Lewis said she prefers the Percolator
now that the atmosphere is not dense with that smoky
fog. Even though she is a smoker, she said she thinks
implementing the ban was a good thing.
Although the Percolator may have alienated a few
customers who came in the evenings to smoke, those
who are more willing to come because it is smoke-free
are making up for the lost business. The new
pplicy may not change
anybody's life, but it has
given the Percolator-and
people who choose to
buy their products-
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Thursday, April 27, 2000
The East Carolinian 7
Art student uses photography medium for self-expression
School of Art has more
than just drawing to offer
Robin Vuchnich is an aspiring artist at ECU, and
her work has been featured in various shows and news-
papers. Her life, including her decision about her fu-
ture alma mater, revolves around her art.
has been inter-
ested in image
year of high
chose ECU be-
cause of the
School of Art
offered for art-
friend from high
school was actu-
ally in the dark-
room the year
before me, and
she got me in-
terested in it be-
cause it seemed
like a cool art
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art but 1 wasn't
too talented in
things like draw-
ing and render-
ing, but I knew
that I liked de-
and things like that. So I picked up a camera and after
she left, it stuck with me
Vuchnich spends about 30 hours a week working
Top left: "The Drowning"
Bottom left: "Understand"
Top right: "Slow Kitchen"
Bottom right: "Self Portrait"
and image design.
Only about IS of
these hours are in-
side the classroom.
She shoots tradi-
and also creates
digital collages. She
is also studying
graphic design, but
photography is her
main area of con-
Her work can
be either relaxing
or tense, depend-
ing on her
"It depends on
what I'm shooting
I shoot just for fun
and it's real relax-
ing and laid back
when I'm shooting
for a project, it's a little more tense
Vuchnich said. "Usually I'm a little
anal for the first few minutes and
then when I relax that's usually
where the best pictures come from
Although she shoots for a limited
time, her inspiration is constant,
from her personal life, things that
surround her and her friends. There
are also some specific artists who
have had an impact on Vuchnich's
"Recently, when I started getting
into digital work more, artists like
Eric Din jar and even Ansel Adams
Vuchnich said. "My professors influ-
ence me a whole lot too. Gil and
Jacquie Leebrick�I've taken courses
with them for the past two years, and
I've gotten a lot of support from
tiiem; I ve learned a lot from them also so I get a lot of inspiration out of
the feedback from the people who I respect a lot
According to Vuchnich her schedule is hectic, but in the end it is all
worth it. Photography is her passion, and she doesn't hesitate to put in
the extra hours to get one stunning shot.
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ECU Spring 2000 Jazz Festival begins tonight
Top left: Jay Wright on piano.
Top right: Peter Lamb on alto
Left: Jeremiah Miller on tenor
Bottom: George Knott on bass.
The Jazz Ensemble A practices with
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Positive race relations
begin at home
Recently, the East Carolina Communication Organi-
zation and the African Studies Center hosted Dr. Thomas
Socha, a communications specialist, to speak to commu-
nication classes. He gave a presentation about communi-
cation and suffering entitled "Family Communication and
Race Relations in the United States
Socha is a professor at Old Dominion University in
Virginia and the editor of the Journal of Family Commu-
nication. His particular area of interest and research fo-
cuses on the differences between interfamilial relation-
ships dependent on ethnicity and social class. His pri-
mary focus is on African-American and European-Ameri-
"We have found, in research, that a first-grader can
communicate as well as an adult if properly coached,
and this communication improves greatly with training
"I want parents to understand that communication
is a lifespan development and for our children to be ef-
fective communicators we must help them early
The problems facing all races in America center
around listening problems more than talking problems,
according to Socha. If we listened to how we are talking
as well as what we are saying we could avoid communi-
cation that causes suffering. He adds that words are like
bricks. We use them to build places, create images and
even to throw at one another.
The most apparent metaphorical setting where these
bricks are utilized is when we use words to build uncom-
fortable places. These are what he calls "dark words and
these words have their greatest effect in interracial com-
munication. Words that stereotype build these uncom-
fortable places within which effective communication
"I feel that of the many roots of racism, the one that
runs deepest but is most overlooked is communication
within the family Socha said. "Af child hears a parent
say something racist about someone else, and they learn
that behavior without even knowing why, and later, the
parents wonder where the child learned to view the world
the way they did.
"If we would pay more attention to the fact that our
children see and hear everything we do and say, we would
change the way we act in front of them and in effect,
change the way they learn for the better
Socha said these problems are not only in European-
American households or African-American households,
they are also in all our homes and it effects our future
generations without even knowing it's going on.
He hopes that through learning to communicate more
effectively within our families and with others we can
avoid what he calls "hot stove" racism. That is racism
that is always sitting there and bums you when you get
too close to it.
"Through better communication techniques where
we as parents don't pass on racist feelings to our children
along with the cultural history we do pass on to them
Socha said. "That is the first step to getting rid of the 'hot
stove' in our homes
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Thursday, April 27, 2000
Toronto Raptor's coach
Butch Carter dropped his law-
suit against ex-Raptor's player
Marcus Camby. Carter sued
Camby, recently traded to the
Nicks, for defamation of charac-
In response to mounting
criticism, Carter stated on Tues-
day that he realized the lawsuit
"Bringing the courthouse into
the locker room was not the
best way to address this particu-
lar matter Carter said.
Last week Carter said he
might drop the lawsuit if Camby
apologized for calling him a liar
and saying that many Raptor's
players didn't like him. An apol-
ogy was not given, but the suit
was dropped anyway.
Russ Granik, NBA deputy
commissioner called the suit
"unprecedented and highly in-
appropriate and had a lengthy
discussion with Carter on Mon-
day concerning his decision to
take legal action.
ECU baseball defeats Fighting Christians
w j � lead 1-0. Elon would tie the camp .
coach of the year
Doc Rivers of the Orlando
Magic received the Red
Auerbach Trophy for the NBA
coach of the year. He is the first
coach who did not take his team
to the playoffs to receive this
The Magic finished the sea-
son with a 41-41 record despite
being in the midst of an exten-
sive rebuilding project Rivers
began the year with no coach-
ing experience and started four
players who were not drafted by
�ny NBA team. His team fin-
ished one win away from the
playoffs thanks to a style of up-
tempo, high-pressure defense.
"I said all year that I felt like I
was the luckiest coach in the
world because of the guys I had
on the team Rivers said. "Guys
that committed to me, to this or-
ganization. If I'm coach of the
year, then I had the players of
the year and the team of the
may sue NFL
Cleveland Browns offensive
lineman Orlando Brown, who
was hit in the eye by with a
weighted penalty flag last sea-
son, has hired attorney Johnnie
Brown's football career
came to a halt on Dec. 19 when
NFL official Jeff Triplette hit him
in the right eye during a game
Browns coach Cris Palmer ;
said that Brown's eye may take
an additional six to eight months
to heal. At best, Brown will re-
turn at midseason.
Cochran's publicist said that it is
unknown at this point whether
Brown will sue the NFL.
after sexual assault
Former Los Angeles Raiders
quarterback, Todd Marinovich
was released on $50,000 bail
Wednesday after his arrest on
investigation of sexual assault
Marinovich was taken into
custody in the locker room at
West Los Angeles College on
Tuesday after a woman said he
had raped her.
The alleged attack occurred
late Tuesday night at
Marinovich's apartment said
Sgt Norine Plett of the Los An-
geles County Sheriff's Depart-
Marionovich has not yet offi-
Right fielder John
Williamson hits two out
The Pirate baseball team was
scheduled to play the Fighting
Christians from Elon on Tuesday
The Pirates are coming off of a
very disappointing weekend in
which ECU was swept of all three
games against Old Dominion Uni-
versity. The slump knocked the Pi-
rates out of the top 25 collegiate
polls for the first time in 10 weeks
but they were looking to rally in the
ECU would start senior pitcher
Jeremy Schumacher whose record
coming in was a solid 4-0. On this
cool night he really would share the
upper hand with the other pitch-
ers. Schumacher faced 31 hitters
throughout eight innings giving up
only one run on four hits, collect-
ing his fifth win of the season.
"It's harder for the guys hitting
when there's a cold wind blowing
in Schumacher said. "Since I'm al-
ways throwing I can get in a rhythm
and really be aggressive, which
gives me the advantage.
ECU'S Jeremy Schumacher went eight
strong innings against Elon. (file photo)
"1 was able to keep the ball in the
right places tonight, I only struck
out one guy but the guys behind me
made the plays necessary to pick up
a win for the ball club
The Pirate offense would feel
some of the effects of the cold, but
rightfielder John Williamson was
completely in sync getting three hits
in four plate appearance and hit two
very large home runs for the Pirates.
Williamson, in the second inning
sent a Tim Schilling curve ball over
the left field fence handing ECU the
lead 1-0. Elon would tie the game
in the fourth, however the ECU of-
fense answered. The Pirates re-
gained the lead with a run in the
fifth, and two more in the sixth
when Williamson cranked one
more over the left field wall put-
ting ECU up 4-1.
"Everyone knows we didn't
play good ball this weekend, but
the main thing is that we leave thaf
behind us Williamson said.
"Home runs are a great way to score
runs but, it's not what I'm concen-
trating on. I just want to hit the
ball hard every time and do what-
ever I can to help this ball club
One more run would be added
by the Pirates in the eighth before
closer Cory Scott entered in the
ninth to pick up his 19th save, as
Schumacher would get his fifth win
of the season, 5-1. �
"Williamson's bat really took
the pressure off of our defense and
allowed Jeremy to be aggressive
with every pitch said Head Coach
Keith LeClair. It's not easy to hit
when its this cold so I was really
pleased to see those'two go out
ECU hosts Campbell University
Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Harrington
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Rightfielder John Williamson hit two home runs in ECU'S win over Elon College
Track teams look
ahead to Perm Relays
Large crowd new
experience for some athletes
Damon Davis will return to the 4x400 meter relay squad at this weekend's Penn Relays, (file photo)
This weekend, the ECU men's and
women's track teams will travel to Philadel-
phia for the prestigious Penn Relays.
"You know how they call the Final Four
the big dance, well this is what the Penn
Relays are to track said Head Cross Coun-
try Coach Len Klepack. "They're 300 col-
leges and they only invite around 40, 37 to
The meet that is held in the University
of Pennsylvania's Franklin Field, usually
draws over 40,000 fans. Running in front of
such a large crowd will be a new experience
for some Pirate athletes.
"It makes our youngsters a little bit ner-
vous Klepack said. "But in some cases it
can have the opposite effect, everybody
wants to win. So it can become a contact
sport with everybody pushing and shoving
because there are so many people in a heat
The women will send a large contingent
to the meet. Fresh off of their first CAA
Championship ever, the team will send
around 15 competitors. Among those going
will be the 4x100, 4x200, 4x400 and 4x800
relays. Also making the trip will be Colleen
McGinn in the high jump, Toni Kilgore in
the triple jump, Crystal Frye in the shot put,
Margaret Clayton in the hammer throw and
Ayana Coleman and Kiona Kirkpatrick in
the 400 meter hurdles. Coleman is coming
off of a strong performance at the CAA
Championships where she was responsible
for 23 of the Pirates nearly 200 points.
"Our relays are running very well right
now said Head Women's Track Coach Matt
Munson. "This will be a nice showcase and
a good chance to get our 4x100m ready for
Munson feels that the CAA Champion-
ship will give the team momentum heading
into the Penn Relays.
"We're going to try to ride this high as
long as we can Munson said. "After the
CAA Championships they're still excited for
For the men's squad, the Penn Relays will
mark the first time that Damon Davis and
James Alexander will compete since they
were injured earlier this month at the Sea
Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn. The two will
return to their regular roles on the 4x400
meter relay squad with Alexander also com-
peting in the 4x100.
While Davis and Alexander return from
injury, the Pirates may be without Lynn
Stewart who was injured last week at the CAA
"James is about at 95 percent said Head
Men's Track Coach Bill Carson. "Damon is
about at 90 and Lynn is at 95. They're sore
The Pirates will compete in the 4x100,
4x400 and the sprint medley relay, as well as
the distance medley and the intermediate
The Pirates will also send Justin England
in the 5,000. Last week, England and team-
mate, Jamie Mance placed first and second
in the 10,000 meters at last weeks CAA
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My favorite spectacular failure
Tuesday, San Deigo Chargers general manager, Bobby
Beathard retired, ending a 37-year career in the front of-
fices of the NFL. Beathard will be remembered as a man
who built two Super Bowl teams and played a part in a
total of seven team's that made it to pro football's biggest
game. However there is one more thing Beathard will be
remembered for � that he is trie man who introduced
Ryan Leaf to the NFL.
To be a failure in sports is easy. All you have to do is
not live up to expectations and your job is done. To be a
spectacular failure is a little more difficult. That takes some
effort. Not only do you not have to live up to your prom-
ise, but you also have to take the fortunes of your team
down with you and do it in a manner that invites a lot of
attention and ridicule, i.e. Tony Mandarich.
To be the spectacular failure by which all others are
judged, now that is a different matter. That takes a spe-
In the harsh spotlight of professional sports, spectacu-
lar failures are common. Some of my favorites are Shawn
Bradley, the seven-foot-seven Mormon center taken sec-
ond overall by the Sixers in 1994 only to become the
forgettable big man for the underachieving Mavericks.
Beaufort's own Brian Taylor was drafted first overall by
the Yankees, only to throw out his shoulder in a bar fight
and spend the rest of his career bouncing around in the
But I digress, this column is about my favorite spec-
tacular failure of them all, the fan insulting, profanity
spewing, interception throwing quarterback who is the
not-so-lovable jester of the San Deigo Chargers. I am talk-
ing of course about Ryan Leaf.
Leaf was taken second overall by the Chargers in the
1998 draft out of Washington State. A dark horse candi-
date for the Heisman his junior year, he left school early
to join the NFL. He got a few starts in the NFL in his rookie
season, but soon the interceptions and criticism began to
pile up. That is when Leaf snapped and all the fun began.
First came the explosive tirade he let lose on a Charger
beat writer that was caught on camera. Following the in-
cident Leaf read an apology. His reading of the apology is
now the Gold Standard for insincerity. His rousing por-
trayal of adolescent angst was capped when he crumpled
up the statement, tossed it in his locker and then glared at
the reporters and barked, "any questions?"
That is not nearly the end of Leaf's resume of embar-
rassing incidents. Let's not forget the time he threatened
to beat up a heckler during a practice.
It's not as much what he does that makes Leaf so
obnoxious, it's more how he does it. Charles Barkley has
probably done worse things. Last I heard Leaf hadn't
thrown anybody through a window. Sir Charles how-
ever, does it with style. He's got a certain charm that
allows you to sit back and laugh and say "that's just
Barkley Leaf does it with all the charm of a surly teen-
There also seems to be a certain stupidity in Leaf's
various tirades. Last season, Leaf blasted Beathard and
the Chargers for not letting him play. He claimed that
the Chargers were suffering because he was not in the
lineup. The only problem with Leaf's logic was that at
that time the Chargers were tied for first in the AFC West
Not only has Leaf gone from franchise savior to a
second-rate quarterback in only two years, he has done
it with an array of harmless, immature displays usually
done in the public eye. While he currently has a tenu
cms grasp on a Charger roster spot, for the sake of NFL
fans like myself, I hope he sticks around and finds his
way back onto another team. So, if for no other reason
he can continue his tradition of bringing his unique
brand of comedy to this otherwise vicious sport.
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Canseco, several Marlins miss games
, MIAMI (AP)-There were few signs inside Pro Player Stadium that
rjroacned the Cuban-American community's work stoppage.
There were even fewer protesters outside Florida's game against San
hrancisco. So the Marlins didn't truly feel the effects of Tuesday's protest
until the 11 th inning of their 6-4 loss to San Francisco. That's when man-
ner John Boles, out of position players, was forced to pinch hit for a
dUcher with another pitcher.
; In a first for baseball, players and coaches around the majors skipped
games, joining a work stoppage by Miami's Cuban-American community
to protest Elian Gonzalez's removal from the home of his relatives.
"You've got to go with what you have Marlins outfielder Cliff Floyd
id. "You can't cry about it
; Tampa Bay's Jose Canseco was the most prominent player to sit out,
joining six Florida Marlins, two San Francisco Giants, Mets shortstop Rey
Ordonez and Yankees pitcher Orlando Hernandez. Several coaches also
! Florida third baseman Mike Lowell, pitchers Alex Fernandez and
Vladimir Nunez-all of Cuban descent-decided to sit out. Dominican team-
mates Antonio Alfonseca, Jesus Sanchez and Danny Bautista joined them
in a show of support. It significantly hurt the Marlins, who started the
game with 19 players, including just four on the bench.
Florida ran out of bench options in the 11 th, having to pinch hit" Brad
Penny for Dan Miceli, essentially giving up an out when it needed a rally.
"It was a tough loss Boles said. "These guys fought their hearts out.
Those guys were spent. We had guys cramping up. We gave them every-
thing we had. But there's no excuses
! Armando Rios doubled home Doug Mirabelli in the top of the inning,
leading the Giants to their fourth straight win. Mirabelli, the only Giants
catcher in uniform, snapped an 0-for-l 8 streak with a single off Miceli (2-
II in the 11th.
Mark Gardner (2-1) pitched the final two innings for the win.
But much of the focus was on the boycott.
"It affected us big-time, but it affected them more Giants manager
Dusty Baker said.
Baker advised right-hander Livan Hernandez and catcher Bobby
Estalella not to come to the ballpark, fearing for the safety of their family
members who live in South Florida. Administrative coach Carlos Alfonso
another Cuban-American, also took the day off. '
"You're talking about life and death situations that supersedes base-
ball Baker said. "A lot of us don't know the situation unless you live in
Miami or you're frorfi Miami. It's sad that politics have to go into base-
ball, but baseball Is part of the world
The Giants were merely following the Marlins' lead.
Florida general manager Dave Domb'rowski said any of the club's front-
office personnel, players and coaches wanting to support the protest would
be excused with pay for the day.
In addition to the players, third base coach Fredi Gonzalez, infield
coach Tony Taylor, bullpen catcher Luis Perez and assistant equipment
manager Javier Castro accepted the offer. So did Cuban-American Hall of
Famer Tony Perez, an assistant to Dombrowski.
"I'm not saying what's right and wrong Boles said. "The organiza-
tion is not making a value judgment; the organization is merely being
sensitive to its employees. If I didn't have to be here, I wouldn't. I've got
a lot of Cuban friends and I know how.deeply they feel about this
Fernandez, Nunez, Sanchez, Alfonseca and the Hernandez brothers all
were not scheduled to play Tuesday regardless of the work stoppage be-
cause it was not their turn to pitch.
The Mets, meanwhile, had to replace Ordonez and third-base coach
Cookie Rojas. They arrived at Shea Stadium about three and a half hours
' before gametime, met with General Manager Steve Phillips and Bobby
Valentine and left the park shortly thereafter, having decided to sit out.
The Mets backed the decision, and Phillips said both team members
would be paid.
"Baseball should not be a political forum, but they felt they needed to
support the community in which they live, and 1 support their decision "
Ordonez and Rojas were both born in Cuba and live in Florida during
Rangers first baseman Rafael Palmeiro, who is Cuban, and Reds out-
fielder Alex Ochoa, whose parents were born there, were among the Cu-
ban-Americans who played.
"The team needs me Palmeiro said Monday. "Unless I get a call from
somebody really big, I'm playing. My responsibilities are to my family
and my teammates. So as of right now, I'm in the lineup
Ochoa, who had only 28 at-bats this season, spent the day thinking
about the situation. And while he fully supports the cause, Ochoa did not
want to miss an opportunity to be in the starting lineup.
"It's an easier decision for an everyday player Ochoa said. "I didn't
want to let the team down
� The protest over Elian Gonzalez brought honking cars and waving
Cuban flags to the streets of Miami's Little Havana, the same streets where
fires and violence broke out Saturday after armed federal agents grabbed
the 6-year-old Cuban boy in a pre-dawn raid.
Protesters were hard to find at Tuesday's Marlins game, although at
least one was in the dugout.
"I'm here, but it doesn't mean I feel any different than the other guys
pitcher Ricky Bones said. "People express themselves differently
Carter violated substance-abuse policy
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DENVER (AP)-Denver Broncos cornerback Dale Carter was sus-
pended on uesday by the NFL for one year for violating the league's
substance-abuse policy. 6
The NFL rejected Carter's appeal, which was made at a lengthy
hearing on April S. iguiy
The league said Carter will not be eligible for reinstatement until
February, following the 2000 season.
Carter, 30, stands to lose $3.5 million in base salary, and he miEht
also have to reimburse the Broncos a prorated portion of his $7 8
million signing bonus.
Already a two-time offender of the NFL's substance-abuse policy
Carter is believed to have missed at least two drug tests in January
and February. The NFL, which declined to comment specifically on
Carter s case, counts a missed test the same as a failed test
Carter's agent, Mitch Frankel, confirmed Tuesday that Carter
missed the tests. I here were overriding factors which I would rather
toted reaS�nS' " WaS "0t "iS intent to avoid bein8
In a statement released by Frankel, Carter said, "I cannot beein
to comprehend the NFL's decision to suspend me for one year wifh-
u testing positive for any drug use whatsoever. 1 understand that
nrt cooperating with the NFL's program for substance abuse is equiva-
lent to testing positive. However, I did cooperate with the program
appeal " " demon5trated �" cooperation during my
"Based upon the evidence I presented, the severity of the punish-
ment ,s extraordinary. I pray that other players in the NFL win never
fflSKfi5 liVe"h00dS U"der the har5h' unfair Circumstances
taJES? Wh� a"ended the appeal hearin8' a8reed with his client. "I
SffSS- PUniShment �" iS hiy proportions and
RprISUf?KenSi�nJC0Uld mean Carter's career with the Buncos is over
Because of the pending suspension, the Broncos selected cornerback-kick
returner Deltha O'Neal of California in the first round of the NFL draft S
i� rteam,als� 5igned three fee-agent cornerbacks in the offseason-
wThTOM k JlmmuPenCer and Dmy P�"nds-who will compete
with holdover backup Chris Watson.
Last month, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen said the issue of character
be in store S�me ' r�Ster dedSi�"S Pr�miSed m0re chan8es could
In a statement released Tuesday, the team said, "We had to anticipate
being without Dale for the 2000 season and have planned accordingly I
is our hope that in the next year Dale will do what is required of hfmso
he will once again be able to play in the NFL
The Broncos would face a salary cap hit of at least $5.14 million
next season by cutting Carter. If Carter stays with the Broncos dung
nrorZenS,�n' "2 " mi,H�n 3"d $1"33 km of Ms
prorated signing bonus would not count against the salary cap
The Broncos signed Carter, one of the league's best cover corners
to a four-year, $22.8 million free-agent contract last spring jonine
E rl eZ ?ner7aS eXpeCted t0 ive Denver �ne of the league
best cornerback tandems, but Carter struggled throughout the 1999
sas SS rvJH"18 �eTS CartCr P'ayed Seven with the Kan-
sas City Chiefs and was selected to four Pro Bowls
On Dec. 13, a video camera captured Carter spitting at Pro Bowl
offensive tackle Tony Boselli. The NFL fined Carter
the former'nin0 Carter � With Da"i"sJohnson when
the former Denver safety was arrested for at a topless club. The NFL
suspended Johnson for four games for violating its substance abuse
policy, and Denver subsequently cut him.
Frankel1 said the Broncos never told him that Carter was having
w ?h Zr Sa'd Cart6r did "aVe 3 diffiCult time adiustjng to playing
with the Broncos, especially since they turned out to have a disap
pointing season (6-10) despite high expectations.
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Mendenhall Great Room, 6 p.m.
Menu: Chips and salsa on table; corn chowderf
Santa Fe grilled chicken; beef fajitas with peppers
and onions; green bean casserole with almonds; saffron rice;
cornbread; chocolate cinnamon rouade(roll).
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 3,2000 4PM a 7:30PM
HENDRIX THEATRE, MENDENHALL STUDENT CENTER
Films are free to students with a current, valid ECU One Card. Student dinner tickets are
512 each. To reserve student dinner tickets visit the CT0 in Mendenhall Student Center
by May 1 and pay with cash, check, credit card, meal card, or declining balance.
CENTRAL TICKET OFFICE HOURS: Monday Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6-00 p m
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Rockers go international with Wauters
NEW YORK(AP)-Ann Wauters, conslSered the best
prospect In Europe, and Tausha Mills, a "female Shaq
were the top two picks in Tuesday's WNBA draft.
Wauters, a 6-foot-4 center from Belgium, was the
No. 1 pick by the Cleveland Rockers, and Mills, a 6-3
center who graduated in 1998 from Alabama, went next
At No. 3, Detroit selected Edwina Brown, a 5-9 for-
ward and All-Big 12 tournament MVP at Texas. The
Shock acquired the third and eighth picks after trad-
ing leading scorer Jennifer Azzi and its No. 12 pick to
Utah Monday night. Azzi had threatened not to play
in the WNBA this season because of salary issues.
Two other Big 12 players, Kansas guard-forward
Lynn Pride and Nebraska guard Nicole Kubik, also went
in the first round. Portland selected Pride with the sev-
enth pick and Los Angeles grabbed Kubik with the 15th
In the second round, Rice guard Maria Brumfield
went to Minnesota, Texas Tech forward Keitha
Dickerson to Minnesota, and Iowa State forward Desiree
Francis to New York.
Iowa State guard Stacy Frese, considered by some
as the best player in the Big 12, went undrafted until
Utah picked her in the third round. Oklahoma forward
Phylesha Whaley went to Minnesota in the third
round, and Rice forward Kirra Jordan went to Seattle.
Kansas State forward Shanele Stires went to Minnesota
in the fourth round.
The three-time defending champion Houston Com-
ets chose 6-4 Russian center Elena Chakirova with the
final selection of the first round. The Comets took Penn
State center Andrea Garner in the second round, Florida
State forward Latavia Coleman in the third round, and
Marquette forward Abbie Willenborg in the fourth
Unlike last year, when Chamique Holdsclaw was
the consensus No. 1, the relatively weak draft featured
no dominant player. Stars on the national champion-
ship Connecticut and runner-up Tennessee teams are
"I'm very excited to come to America Wauters
said. "It's a very different game than in Europe, it's
So will Mills, whose physical play at the pre-draft
camp in Chicago raised her stock and earned the nick-
name of Los Angeles Lakers star Shaquille O'Neal.
"She's referred to as a female Shaq said WNBA
president Val Ackerman. "She may grow into that, lit-
erally and figuratively. She caught the attention of
coaches with her size and strength and nice touch
Mills also played for the Chicago Condors of the
ABL. She will join former SEC rivals Nikki McCray and
Holdsclaw on the Mystics.
"I'm pleased to play with the best and get the ex-
posure Mills said.
Post players were at a premium in the four-round,
64-player draft, making up half of the 16 first-round
picks. The league expands to 16 teams this season, add-
ing franchises in Miami, Indiana, Seattle and Portland,
Eight college seniors, five international players and
three former ABL players were chosen in the first round.
Four-time Olympian Teresa Edwards chose not to play
in the league for the second consecutive season.
Cleveland coach Dan Hughes, who only saw
Wauters on tape, was impressed.
"I wanted a mobile post, somebody who could run
the floor Hughes, a former Charlotte coach who re-
placed Linda Hill-MacDonald, said. "She brings so
many elements to our program. We were hard hit at
Orlando picked 6-5 center Cintia Dos Santos of Bra-
zil at No. 4. Minnesota, which had three first-round
selections because of trades, chose guards Grace Daley
of Tulane and Betty Lennox of Louisiana Tech with
the fifth and sixth picks.
The exuansion Portland Fire rhose guard Lynn Pride
of Kansas, Detroit took guard Tamicha"jackson of Loui-
siana Tech, the expansion Seattle Storm picked Kamila
Vodichkova of the Czech Republic and Minnesota se-
lected forward Maylana Martin of UCLA at No. 10.
"Most teams are looking for a piece of the puzzle
Seattle coarh i in Dunn said. "We need all the pieces
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It's the 21st Annual Barefoot on the Mall. Games, Giveaways, and Great
Music featuring Collapsis, Jah Works, and Cravin Melon. No shoesno shirt
It's big, it's new, it's different! You now have the internet right at your finger-
tips all day long with the all-new ECU Cyber Cafe on each floor of MSC.
Check your email, surf the net, even chat to your buddies across the world.
It's all new and it's all for you!
To Communicate With Commuters
MAY 1 AT 6 P.M. IN THE ADULT AND COMMUTER STUDENT SERVICES
OFFICE, LOWER LEVEL MSC
This informal meeting, held the first Monday of each month, gives students
over the age of 24 to meet with other adult students and discuss campus life
To Get Some Work Pone
Trying to get those last minute projects done before the end of the semes-
ter? Feel like you have too much to do and not enough time to do it? Don't
panic. Get it all done in the Mendenhall Student Center Computer Lab, lo-
cated on the ground floor. April 27 - May 10, the MSC Lab will be extending
it's hours of operation until 2:00 a.m. so that you can get the job done!
To Explore Exotic Places
MAY 3 AT 4 P.M. AND 7:30 P.M. IN HENDRIX THEATRE
Dwayne Merry will show you a few breath-taking wonders when he presents
his Travel-Adventure film. Treasures of Mexico. You can add an optional
tantalizer to this excursion by purchasing a ticket for the theme dinner. Get
your film tickets for free at the Central Ticket Office by showing your valid
ECU One Card. Dinner tickets may be purchased for $12 using either your
meal plan, declining balance, or cash and must be reserved by Friday, April
To Catch a Free Flick
APRIL 27 AT 10 P.M. IN HENDRIX THEATRE
Boys Don't Cy(R) Based on actual events. Brandon Teena was Falls City's
hottest date and truest friend. However, he had one secret: he wasn't the
person people thought he was. From the middle of America emerged an
extraordinary double life, a complicated love story, and a crime that would
shatter the heartland. You and a guest get in free when you present your
valid ECU One Card.
During the week of exams, May 4-10, Mendenhall Student Center
will extend the building operating hours until 12:30 a.m.
MSC Hours: Mon-Thurs. 8 a.m -11 p.m.Fri. 8 a.m. - MidnightSat. Noon-Midnight Sun. Noon -11 p.m.
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CANNON COURT 2 bedroom 1 12
bath townhouse. Basic cable includ-
ed. $476 per month. Available now
and accepting deposits for fall semes-
ter. Wainright Property Management
ECU AREA Big five bedroom two bath
house. Off street parking. Gas heat
window air. Refrigerator with icemak-
er. pets OK. WD hookup. Call 830-
4 BEDROOM apartment available
May 13 for summer sublease in Pi-
rate's Place 200 feet from pool, club-
house, grills, tennis, and basketball
courts. Spacious living room, full kitch-
en washerdryer and 2 full baths. Rent
usually $260mo per person, now only
$200!) Call Mike 756-0550 or Ben 756-
ECU AREA unique one bedroom
house. Central heatair six foot priva-
cy fence around backyard. WD hook-
up off street parking, pets OK. Only
$425. Call 830-9502.
SUB-LEASE Apartment. 2 BR locat-
ed 1 mile from campus. Starting mid-
May; May is paid for. Call 757-0795
1 BDR- 2 bdr. water and cable includ-
ed. ECU bus line. pool, on-site mngt.
& maintenance. Pets allowed. 758-
CYPRESS GARDENS 1 bedroom
$395-$420, 2 bedrooms $475-$500.
Basic cable & water and sewer includ-
ed. Available now and accepting ap-
plications for fall semester Wainright
Property Management 756-6209.
GLADIOLUS GARDENS & Jasmine
Gardens accepting deposits for fall se-
mester. 1 bedroom $350 per month.
2 bedroom starting at $410. Wain-
right Property Management 756-6209.
SUBLEASE ROOM out of two bed-
room apartment for May, June, or July.
Cannon Court, $215 per month, on bus
route. Call Holly 321-7353. leave mes-
WALK TO ECU. 1 bedroom apt.
$300month. available now. 125
Avery Street Call 758-6596, ask for
WESLEY COMMONS North. 1 bed-
room $340. 2 bedrooms $410. Wa-
ter and sewer included. Available now
and pre leasing for fall semester. Wain-
right Property Management 756-6209.
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. 931-9266.
ROOMMATE WANTED to share a
nice 2 bedroom apartment. $250
month 12 utilities. For both sum-
mer sessions. Call Andy, 439-1190.
FEMALE ROOMMATE needed ASAP
for the 2000-2001 academic yr. Roo-
my 5 bed house 4th and Jarvis. Great
location. Lease starts in June. Call 757-
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.
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.
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.
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.
PART-TIME 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 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.
STUDIOUS NONSMOKING male
roommate needed ASAP. Three bed-
room, private bath, washer, dryer, etc.
$300.00 month plus 13 utilities. Call
752-7136 or email
FEMALE NONSMOKING studious
roommate needed to share 3 bedroom
3 bath new apartment. $250 plus 1
3 utilities for June-May 2001. No pets,
private phone line. Call 931-9467.
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.
DO YOU 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
WANTED: RESPONSIBLE nonsmok-
er nonpartier as nanny for infant be-
ginning in August. Room and board
possible for right person. Must pro-
vide references. Call for interview.
FEMALE ROOMMATE needed to
share 2 BR apt. on ECU busline be-
ginning Aug. 1st. Must be neat and
responsible. Smokers welcome $225
month plus 12 utilities. Call Julie �
FEMALE STUDENT wanted to share
2BR 2B duplex. $365.00 includes util-
ities, basic cable, wd. Must love pets.
Call Suzanne at 752-1351.
WALK TO ECU 220.127.116.11 or 5 Bedrms.
(no flooding), available June. July, or
August. Call 321-4712 leave message.
ONE BEDROOM, two person apart-
ment for sublease for the summer. Call
752-2529. Ask for Candace or Cherry.
SUBLEASE 4-LESS Large 2-bedroom
available in May. Eastbrook Apts. ECU-
bus route. Cable, water, trash includ-
ed Only $425month, $25 off rent.
S100 off deposit ($325) Call Nick 754-
SPACIOUS 2 & 3 bedroom townhous-
es. 2 BR 1 12 BA, 2 BR 2 12 BA, 3
BR 1 12 BA WD hook-ups, new ap-
pliances, newly renovated near ECU
752-1899 day 561-2203 pgr night.
RESPONSIBLE NONSMOKING fe-
male roommate to share two bedroom
duplex. Washerdryer, 262month
plus 12 utilities. Grad student pre-
ferred. Available in May. Call Emily
FUN, FRIENDLY & RESPONSIBLE
FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED TO
SHARE 4 BR APT. BEGINNING IN
AUGUST. $275MO 14 UTILI-
TIES & CABLE. CALL KRISTEN �
SUMMER JOBSI 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.
EXOTIC DANCERS $1000-$ 1500
weekly. Legal lap dancing. No experi-
ence needed Age 18 up. all national-
ities. 919-580-7084 Goldsboro.
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.
APPOINTMENT SETTING telemar-
keters. Full-time or part-time. Flexi-
ble hours. Great for students or ca-
reer marketers. Health insurance, paid
vacation. Great pay plus benefits and
bonuses. Call Thermal -Gard 355-0210.
Now Taking Leases for
1 bedroom, 2 bedroom &
BRAND NEW! Box spring and mat-
tress $70. dresser $40. night table
$35. Call Tara at 329-8318.
1997 MITSUBISHI Galant ES All pow-
er, auto. 37,000 miles,12,000obo
excellent condition 752-5375 leave
WD FOR sale. Moving, will sell very
cheap. Call 439-0230.
FOR SALE: cream colored leather
couch. In OK condition.100obo Call
757-2064, ask for Devon or Jon.
NO CREDIT check. Cellular Phones
Pagers. ABC Phones 931-00C9. 316-D
East 10th St. (next to Papa Oliver's Piz-
SUMMER INTERNSHIP: Learn mas-
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.
CLUB SPORTS Program Assistant for
the Department of Recreational Serv-
ices needed. This position will run
from August 15, 2000 through May
15th 2001. The person will assist with
club sport gametournament admin-
istration, club rosters, payment of offi-
cials, etc. Requirements: 8-12 hours
per week. CPRFirst Aid certification,
driver license and willing to work wee-
kend hours. If interested contact Gray
Hodges at 328-6387.
EXPERIENCED SITTER neededTor
four boys. Tues. Thurs. after school,
summer 25-30 hoursweek. Near
WANT A BRFAK?
S100 off 1 bedroom, $200
off "2 bedroom security
deposits until May 5, 2000!
1 or 2 bedrooms,
1 bath, range, refrigerator,
laundry facilities, 5 blocks
ECU bus services.
SOFA BED and Loveseat. In Good con-
dition, tan in color.100obo call 355-
COURTYARD TAVERN is now ac-
cepting applications for cooks, wait-
staff, and dish washers. Apply bet-
ween 2pm & 5pm. No phone calls
Coming July 1. 2000
New Renovated Spacious
1 Bettrooms at Ashton Woods
-All properties have 24 hr.
ots Allowed with Deposit.
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ROOMMATE NEEDED to move into
Dockside ASAP, or by July 5. $275
rent 13 utility. Great place to live.
Need to know by May 5. Call Dave
WE'LL ERASE YOUR
If you're stuck with a student loan that s not
in default, the Army might pay it off.
If you qualify, we'll reduce your debt�up
to $65,000. Payment is either Vz of the
debt or1,500 for each year of service,
whichever is greater.
You'll also have training in a choice
of skills and enough self-assurance
to last you the rest of your life
Get all the details from your
ROOMMATE WANTED starting mid-
May to share a 3 bdr2 bth fairly new
house on ECU bus route 225mo
13 utilities 752-9772.
COME LIVE with the two most com-
patible roommates in Greenville. You
can live in a nice duplex with cathe-
dral ceilings, gas logs, personal drive,
and all appliances including washer
and dryer. 561-6939.
ARMY. BE ALL YOU CAN BE.
Wanted: Summer Help at the BEACH!
Graduating Senior Preferred;
Undergraduate Applications Accepted Also
Great Pay: FREE Housing
AH Interested Email at RISKYB@interpath.com
ADULT ENTERTAINERS and dancers
needed. Must be 18 own phone and
transportation. No drugs. Make $1500
NEED A summer job? Work Study?
Make a difference and a paycheck!
Teach kids ages 9-11 in our four-week
summer youth enrichment program.
Contact Cooperative Education Office
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-
SUMMER BABYSITTER needed for
4 and 6 year olds. 20 hours week. Ref-
erences req'd. Call 353-5338.
LOSE WEIGHT and make $money$M
Lose 7-29 lbs per month. Earn up to
$1200 month. 19 years of guaranteed
results! Call 757-2292 for Free Consul-
RESTAURANT RUNNERS hiring
part-time drivers. 2-way radios allow
for unparalleld freedom to study, watch
tv, or visit friends while waiting for an
order. Perfect hours for students 756-
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.
FULL-TIME CHILDCARE needed this
summer (mid-June-Mid August) for
two children (ages 5 & 9). Own trans-
portation required. Call 758-5806.
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.
ARTIST ILLUSTRATOR II
Department: MEDIA BOARD
Pay Grade: 64
Salary Range:25.797 to $
Closing Date: May 5. 2000
GRADUATION FROM HIGH
SCHOOL AND FOUR YEARS EX-
PERIENCE IN COMMERCIAL ART
OR ILLUSTRATING WORK: OR
GRADUATION FROM A TECHNI-
CAL SCHOOL PROGRAM IN COM-
MERCIAL ART AND TWO YEARS
OF EXPERIENCE: OR AN EQUIVA-
LENT COMBINA- TION OF EDU-
CATION AND EXPERIENCE Pri-
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-
vironmentExtensive 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:
LIFEGUARD WANTED call 752-6794
CASHIER WANTED. Weekends only.
Fun job. Must be dependable. Apply
in person at Big Splatt Paintball Park.
Sat. or Sun. only. Located on Old Pac-
tolus Hwy off US264.
SUMMER RECEPTIONIST. Looking
for an outgoing person to help in a
fast paced office. 8am to 5pm Mon-
day-Friday. Send resume to 3481-A
South Evans Street Greenville. NC
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three's a crowd
rating the audience
singer graces attic with his
Knspy Kreme presence, Pg. e
evolution of a doughnut, pg. 4
in the audience
how crowds compare at three very airterent snows
D. Miccah Smith
Right from the start, it seemed as though this show was doomed. Held at the
Greensboro Coliseum, as were the other three shows I went to, it was three-and-a-half
hours away and there just happened to be a thunderstorm that covered the entire stretch
of'North Carolina from Murphy to Manteo. I thought 1 had made up my mind that it
would be worth it, so 1 jumped into my car and headed dit to check out the man, the
myth, the legend�DMX.
The show was eerily, urn, not full. The crowd was into the show right from the start,
but there just weren't that many people. No one was in the upper seating areas and the
floor was only half-filled. Now how am I supposed to judge crowd reaction if there isn't
any crowd to judge? 1 mean, it was as if these people just showed up, sat down for four
hours and sung along with the music from their seats without the normal enthusiasm
you would expect at a concert.
Hardly anyone even looked like they were having a good time and the crowd grew
restless after the first few acts (Cash Money Millionaires, Made Men, Lox, Eve) and slowly
began to get ready for who, as the response made me believe, they truly came out to see.
It was almost as if people were telling the acts to get off stage so DMX could take over.
Not much respect, if you ask me.
After long delays, DMX took the stage at 11:20 p.m. and could only play until midnight because of city rules. Despite this short set, DMX
blew me away, though it seemed like 1 was the only one. His intensity and drive to perform was like none other 1 have ever seen in my life.
I've been to quite a few concerts in my time, but no one, and I mean no one, can compare with the sheer enthusiasm in which X takes in
performing. Too bad the crowd didn't seem to feel the same way I did. They just sat there on their asses (or stood on chairs) and soaked in the
sounds while nodding their heads back and forth in rhythm to the beats. No one really shouted out or jumped wildly around, no one made
fools of themselves, and no one (it seemed) acted like they truly wanted to be there. Sadly, crowd reaction was minimal at best and non-
existent at its worst.
DMX in concert, but the crowd doesn't seem to care. (World
Wide Web photo)
Britney Spears, pop queen, rules the stage and the crowd, and seduces Patrick
with her crazy moves, (photos by Emily Richardson)
Let me just say that yes, it was my idea to go to a Britney Spears
concert and yes, I did enjoy myself. So what? Just from the sheer
entertainment aspect of the night, it is possible to say that this was the
best of the three shows, but I won't say it just yet. This was the loudest
of all three shows by far, and it was also held at the Greensboro
Coliseum, a venue which doesn't disperse sound that well. The stage
show was unreal and believe it or not, Britney sung each and every
song and didn't lip-synch at all. The stage was elaborate, with a giant
video screen in the shape of a mirror on top of a large platform which
gave way to a large, open dance floor.
Britney is bad-ass.
Maybe you don't like her
music and you don't like
pop in general but hell, you
have to like the way she
When she took the
stage, I thought all hell was
gonna break loose. The
crowd was already primed for their teenybopper princess by opening act LFO, so the fans in
attendance knew how to scream their faces off to begin with. She went right into a dancemusic
mix of about three of her songs before finally deciding on "Crazy" to start the show off with. The
crowd went nuts. You could hardly hear the music because the crowd was so loud. They knew
every word, every note and every tempo change that Britney could throw at them. Girls were
screaming out and guys just stood there with dazed looks on their faces.
One lucky male fan was even brought up on stage for Britney to sing to him. She slowly
crooned to this lucky bastard until the end of a song and then sat on his lap and gave him a kiss
on the cheek. After seeing that, I was ready to beat the snot out of the guy just because he was
that close to her and I wasn't. Call me crazy or nuts, 1 don't care. Britney put on an unreal
performance and the crowd was devoted and knowledgeable. Even someone who doesn't neces-
sarily like her style of music can have respect for her talent. There was an air of wonder from the
fans directed at Britney that came out in large screams and howls. They damn near might take
the crown for largest crowd reaction.
in the audience
Let me say that I
almost didn't make it
to the show. I mean, I
made it there but
almost wasn't able to
witness it. It seems as
thought it was a great
idea to put on "Spike
and Mike's Sick and
Festival" right before
Korn was to perform.
If you thought
the Jim Rose Circus
and Sideshow was
hideous and disgust-
ing, just go and check
"Spike and Mike" out.
These guys are sick.
Just plain sick. Their
animation was rude,
vulgar and violent. I
loved it. Some scenes
were a little hard on
the stomach and I
thought I'd lose my lunch for a couple of minutes, but these guys rocked. This festival was the original venue for
Beavis and Butt-Head and South Park and now it runs nationally on tour with Korn. Check it out if it comes back.
But, now on to the show.
Korn blasted out on stage with the house lights shining eerily out onto the crowd. The sheer mass of human-
ity was fun to watch. With each pulse of bass or slam of the guitar, the crowd went buck-wild. Fans were putting
their bodies on the line at every turn, and it seemed like the entire audience was crowd surfing at one point. For
a band that has four albums worth of material, the crowd acted like it was nothing. Every, and I do mean every
song was memorized and acted out by the fans. They just looked like they really, really, really wanted to be there
and didn't want to let anything stop them from fully rocking out.
The crowd wasn't violent at all. Sure there was a lot of moshing and a lot of crowd-surfing going on, but no
one really had to worry about themselves. There was no alcohol served at the show, so by the time Korn took the
stage, all the people who got hammered before the show were sobering up. Being sober didn't stop the crowd
from rocking, though. When lead singer Jonathan Davis came out to play his trademark bagpipes, the crowd
went crazy. Then he started to rise and rise until he was 20 feet in the air on a large platform playing the chorus
to "Lowrider" on his pipes. With that, the crowd just lost its marbles. Whatever devotion they had was instantly
turned into lunacy. Every note was sung and every beat was acted upon. Their overall reaction to the band had
to have been seen to be appreciated.
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Korn: the band that rocks the crowd hard in concert. (World Wide Web photos)
3rd Place: DMX
Sorry, but if the crowd had bothered to
react, then I could have judged their
reaction. The fans were lazy and expect-
ant, which turned me off. Killer show
Her fans were the loudest and really, the
most obnoxious. As I look back on it, they
were just yelling out for the singer they
love. They were 10 times louder than
DMX's fans and had 20 times more en-
1st Place: KORN
The contest n ne down to Korn
and Britney, and the good old hard-core
metal heads came throuqh in the clutch
Korn's fans were the friendliest, belii
or not, vet they also posse nom-
ous urge to jump around to ev
band, ,d lor th.it tiny receive the title of
having the loudest and craziest crowd
reaction of them all. Maybe it was be-
than Britney's. I don't know.
How they got there
Krispy Kreme goes public
Open mouth, insert pastry, (photo by Kenny Smith)
The hot doughnut light is on, and the stock traders are hoping to make money off of it.
On April 5, over 3 million shares of common Krispy Kreme stock were offered to the
public and have been trading on the NASDAQ ever since. The stock has been a somewhat
popular commodity, despite the plunge the market took on April 14.
It all began in 1933, when Vernon Rudolph bought a doughnut shop in Paducah, Ky.
Along with the company's assets, Rudolph obtained from the French chef the rights to a
secret yeast-raised doughnut recipe.
The company originally was a business that primarily delivered to grocery stores. In
1937, with two other people, a car and $200, Rudolph decided the three members of his
business would leave and open up a doughnut shop.
After a long journey, the three used their last $25 to rent a building across from Salem
College in Winston-Salem, NC. On July 13, 1937,
the first Krispy Kreme doughnuts were sold at the
People wanted hot doughnuts. As the demand
grew, Rudolph cut a hole in the shop's wall to sell
the doughnuts. This was the beginning of the
business' modern-day window service.
And the 'Hot Doughnuts Now' sign causes all of
(Above) Outside the Krispy Kreme in Greenville.
(Left) Doughnuts, made with that secret recipe,
(photos by Kenny Smith)
us to slow down and wrestle with whether or not we want one.
"It is hard to drive by and not stop when the sign is lit said
ECU senior Kelly Karras.
Krispy Kreme produces more than 3 million doughnuts a day
and over 1.3 billion a year. Each store is capable of producing
between 2,400 to over 6,000 doughnuts in a single day.
Krispy Kreme has also left its mark as a part of American
history. In 1997, Krispy Kreme artifacts were inducted into the
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American history.
The success lies in the recipe and strength of their franchises, as
well as advertising.
On July 25, 1998, two guys by the names of Michael Galbreth
and Jack Massing added a twist to the advertising business. The two
began selling advertising space on their suit jackets and pants to companies, with Krispy Kreme participating in
the project. Galbreth and Massing wore the suits for a year, and even did a runway show in the middle of Times
Square. Now people pay to wear the advertisements by buying Krispy Kreme T-shirts and hats.
Krispy Kreme has 140 stores in 23 states and continues to grow, with plans to open up more stores all over
the United States, from California to Maryland.
So wherever you go, keep an eye out for that glowing red sign.
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MOVIE REVIEW: 28days
I hope that none of you have had the unfor-
tunate luck of having go to rehab to cure some
addiction. From what I hear about withdrawal
pains and the psychological problems that are
involved, it doesn't sound like a picnic. Nor does
it look like one in the new movie 28 Days with
Bullock plays booze-and-pill addict Gwen
Cummings, who gets thrown into rehab after
showing up wasted at her sister's wedding,
knocking over the cake, stealing the limo and
crashing it into someone's house. Charged with a
DUI, she gets shipped off to the Shady Grove
Wellness Center for 28 days of rehab, hence the
title. There are a mountain of restrictions Gwen
must deal with here, such as no cell phones, no
sharp objects and no pills.
In rehab sessions, Gwen meets an interesting
array of characters. There's Gerhardt, the ex-
tremely gay German; Oliver the smart-ass ex-
doctor and Roshanda, the mom whose addiction
has disturbed her children. She also meets a
baseball player, played by Viggo Mortensen in
drug rehab. They have a few sparks between
them, but nothing really happens�that left me
In the beginning, Gwen has a hard time
adjusting to life inside rehab. She ends up asking
her boyfriend Jasper, a Iife-of-the-party guy
played by Dominic West, to bring her some pills.
Needing a quick fix, she considers taking them
but decides to toss them out. Later, after a fight
with her sister, she tries to get the pills back. As
she tries climbing down a gutter, she falls and
breaks her ankle. This is Gwen's moment of
clarity that sparks her efforts to get clean.
We've seen Steve Buscemi straddle a nuclear rocket. Now he's a guidance
counselor. Who would have thought?
Sandra Bullock plays a dazed Gwen Cummings who comes across some very odd characters in 28 Days.
This comedy was quite funny in places but unnecessary and predictable in others.
And then there are the serious moments, like when Roshanda's kids confront her
about what her drinking does to them or when Gwen and her sister make up after
years of dispute.
Periodically the movie breaks into a monologue by one of the patients in the
group, a primarily funny unfolding of the reasons they are in rehab to begin with.
There are also moments when the whole center gets together and listens to Counselor
Cornell, played by Steve Buschemi, tell about his recovery.
The movie manages to fit its title well. But the story is about Gwen in rehab, not
the people she meets or the stories she tells. It's about the experience of trying to heal
oneself from an addiction. As a moviegoer, I felt the story had many shortcomings
because of this structure. I wanted to see more interaction between Bullock and
Mortensen, and between Bullock and Perkins.
Overall, 28 Days has a good premise, and seemed an enjoyable movie, but the
writers could've given us more. The movie just left me with an empty feeling when it
was all over with. Is it worth your $6.50? Maybe, but it's definitely worth the cost of a
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Wanya, DJ '
Kool at the Attic
The Attic's first attempt at "Liquid Sunday a
new weekly DJ dance party, was less than a juicy
good time. Wanya, a singer from the group Boyz II
Men, was scheduled to appear with his new group
after a set by DJ Kool. The turnout was low, despite
advertising. The small group that did show up had a
hard time dancing to the music DJ Kool was
Kool, of "Let Me Cleat My Throat" fame, said
that Liquid Sunday was going to be a normal gig,
while he was in and out of the studios working on a
solo album. He did not perform and show his love
for old-school by playing hits from two years ago
and beyond; he did not take requests from the
restless audience. Meanwhile, Wanya was nowhere
to be found.
As 1 a.m. approached, those who remained
watched management scramble to mingle with the
crowd, although it was obvious they had no idea
where Wanya and his new group were.
Finally a corn-
rowed Wanya showed
up and started the
show off with the
upbeat "Work it Out
Again The Boyz II
Men member intro-
duced the singing Will
Guice and the rapping
Freddie Fingaz, which
are under his new label
ment. The album,
sance" (already in
stores), is the precursor
to the artist's solo
projects. The three put
on a good show
despite the lack of an
audience, who only
became hyped as CDs
and T-shirts were
passed out. Wanya
allowed both artists to
flow a cappella and
their talent showed
through, proving they
could be a success. The
first single "Burn" (appropriately subtitled "Damn")
has the potential to be the new late-night creep
After the show a very congenial Wanya said he
had "no control over what happens before I get
" Promoters ask us to come he said. "They
know this place like the back of their hands, they
no what it takes to get people in here. I would have
liked to be on time. I'm from Boyz II Men, I know
how to be on time He also made it clear that Boyz
II Men had not broken up, and that their new
album is due out in September.
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Wanya played a reasonably good show, despite his late
arrival. (World Wide Web photo)
a Japanese art form
24 hours of anime
On April 15-16, SAGA held a 30-hour marathon of anime in Speight audito-
rium. It was a long night of subtitles and apocalyptic plotlines for the group that
plunked itself down in front of the screen to get a taste of Japanese film.
In case you're not familiar with the genre, anime, although a French word, is
used to describe Japanese cartoons. But these aren't your standard Saturday morning
breakfast entertainment. They can be comedic, dramatic or child- and adult-
oriented. What's most striking about Japanese animation is its quality. The charac-
ters do not resemble "South Parktype, cardboard cutout images or "Rugrats"
cartoons that look as if they were drawn by kindergartners. Most Japanese anima-
tion films, and even half-hour television shows, feature Disney-quality animation,
although not necessarily for a preschool-aged audience.
feature of anime is
that it appears to be
drawn by the same
anime can quickly be
identified by cute
characters with huge
eyes and a little, tiny
point for a nose.
however are Ameri-
canized, such as
Batman. Both are
done by Asian artists,
but the people in
Members of SAGA check out the latest in subtitled cartoons, (photo these are not drawn
by Garrett McMillan) with the same anime
One of the many Japanese films
shown at the marathon, (photo by
oversized eyes and little noses.
"Transformers: the Movie was one of the
first films to run early Saturday morning. This
film did appear in American theaters in 1986,
but the version they showed here seemed to be
a slightly different version, since it contained a
couple of four-letter words that aren't on the
PG-rated VHS video.
Next up was "Kodomo no Omocha ('Child's
Toys') I and II This is a hilarious, 30-minute
television show about a schoolgirl who stands
up to the bullies who make the teacher cry. If
you thought schools were rough here, this class
looks like a tornado, with debris flying around so fast it is just a blur.
Especially funny were the adult-oriented, Americanized subtitles. Even some
Japanese TV commercials were shown, including children's toys and games and
Japanese Frosted Flakes, complete with a Japanese-speaking Tony the Tiger. Most
notably, these commercial breaks weren't even one-fourth as long as American
commercial breaks, and because of their exotic, far-eastern origin, were much more
In the early afternoon, another classic made its big-screen appearance. "Urusei
Yatsura Movie 5" is a romantic comedy featuring Lum, a bikini-clad'alien girl who
can levitate. Although annoying at times because of Lum's human boyfriend, who
won't say, "1 love you even if it means the end of the world, it featured some
hilarious spoofs of other Japanese anime. One such silly scene was when a gigantic
robot rose up out of a secret underground base to defend the Earth. The audience
erupted in laughter as this ridiculous parody unfolded. The most frustrating thing
was the fact that Lum's lover never said the words "I love you although he did
show it by holding on to a souvenir of Lum's throughout the entire film, thus
bringing the two back together and saving the world.
Although open to SAGA members and guests only, this festival was fun
enough to make you want to join. To find out more about SAGA, attend one of
their meetings on Wednesday evenings from 7 p.mlO p.m. at Hendrix Theatre.
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From left to right: Holly, Melyssa, me and Mia all feel so mysterious
with our new nails, (photos by Emily Richardson)
In the old days in the Orient, there was a queen who had the
longest natural finger nails you've ever seen. They were so long they
stretched out like Gadget fingers, curling around back to her hands at
the end. Naturally, with nails that long and welt-groomed, she could
do nothing for herself because her fingers were useless. Nice finger-
nails were a luxury she flaunted to prove to all who saw her that she
could afford to have servants tend to her every need.
Well, we may not be royalty around here, but for a little bit of
cash and a half an hour or so, you can get some nice nails, too.
Recently some friends and I decided on a whim to run off and get our
nails done at Mylee Nails down a few doors from Target. Lucky for
you, we just happened to take a photographer so you could see our
pretty hands, before and after.
While we breathed in overwhelming toxic chemicals in the
waiting area (although strangely enough you get used to the chemi-
cals so that by the time you leave you don't even notice you can't
breathe), the four of us examined our exposed cuticles and uneven
I, for one, was still recovering from a recent attempt to polish my
nails for a party; one that resulted in half-bubbly blueness on one side
of a nail and thin threads of color on the other, while a glittery film
covered my fingers where I had lost hold of the brush. At home a pair
of pants sits in my closet covered in blue streaks- a victim of my
inability to color in between the lines. I had managed to pick all the
attractiveness out of the edges of my nails so that little pieces of white
skin jumped out from all sides. Where one finger had a beautiful long
calcium deposit at the end, another was bitten down below the
healthy limit. It was not a pretty sight.
My friend Holly went first because she wanted the full set (the
technical term for fakies), and that takes longer. My girl Melyssa got
the same, and Mia (you may know her from previous columns such as
"Bowling" and "Massage Therapy") ended up with a French mani-
cure. That's where they make your nails all shiny and white on the
tip. 1 was the only one who went with color, probably because I'm the
least talented at drawing straight lines with a little paint brush so I
need somebody else to do it for me.
If you haven't had a manicure, and up to this point I was right
there with you, it is a somewhat relaxing process. You throw your
hands into someone else's care and they just go to it. You don't have
to do a thing while they pick out your icky white stuff and trim down
your jagged edges. After they hit you with a shot of emery board, they
stick your hands in a bowl of what appears to be I'almolive. My hands
certainly felt softer, and strangely as if they had also been doing
While I was soaking in my little hand bath, Holly was next to me
getting buffed with a whirry-noise making thing that apparently had
some purpose related to putting on the fake nails that by now had
been trimmed down from Oriental queen status. I told her it didn't
look very pleasant with all the chalky stuff flying everywhere, and she
responded by saying, "It is a long, ugly path to beauty How very
My manicure only took about five minutes, so even though 1 was
the last one in the chair I was the first one out. I got to choose from a
plethora of colors in bottles on the wall, and as luck would have it,
chose the exact same color polish I already have .it home. With the
old blue now replaced by the new blue, I plunked my hands down in
front of a mini fan to let them dry.
This was when 1 decided I just had to go to the bathroom, so 1 got
up with my nails not entirely dry, and ended up leaving part of the
pretty new blue from my index finger smeared on the light switch.
My nails were lovely for about five minutes. Fortunately, the employ-
ees saw what my klutzy self had done and fixed it for me. Then I
decided not to touch anything again ever.
We were Steel Magnolias that afternoon, chatting to each other
across the room while someone else made us look gorgeous. When all
was said and done we were four pairs of nice little hands, which we
waved out the window at other cars on the drive home. They all
seemed very impressed.
A standard manicure is $12 and a full set runs $25, and Mylee
offers a free airbrush with student ID. They also do waxing, but I
decided to save that for next semester. For more information call 321-
I'd like to apologize to all the manly men out there for going out
with something so girly. I will compensate by starting up fall semester
with four-wheeling, so stay tuned. And have a good summer of sober
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0. Miccah Smith
Shannon, as I sit in this blue swivel chair in the newsroom, 1 start to remember how much a part of this
place you are to me. It's been a long time since we first met here, years ago. I remember giggling about
Andy Turner with you, taunting John Davis, partying with Murph.
You and I would sometimes have the place to ourselves, and we'd spin around in these chairs, play CDs,
dance and lip synch until the silliness passed. Then I would write my article, and you would think about writing
When I became Fountainhead editor, you were so flaky I had to can you. I guess I was cut out to be more of a
friend than a boss to you. Now I'm glad this was true. No hard feelings, just good times. This is what I remember.
I know you'd want to be eulogized truly, as we saw you: exuberant, funny, scatterbrained and charming. You
claimed this school for your own and ate up these few years like birthday cake. You explored every emotion so
thoroughly; I believe some part of you savored even the worst times, the loneliest times.
It's hard to think that now your body has been turned into ashes. You're an abstraction now; without the
sureness of my memory, the pictures we took, the poems you wrote for me, what now exists to prove that you
were once mine? But I know it would be even worse to surrender you to a hole in the earth.
You and I were writers, sisters in whose veins ink ran, whose fingers jittered for a pen. When we didn't write,
we spoke. When we couldn't speak, we listened to Tori Amos together.
I've got no regrets, Shannon. You knew that I loved you, and I did my best to show it. I can close my eyes
and sleep, knowing that we'd been good to each other all this time.
The newsroom is slowly filling up with people you don't know, have never met. Now I'm leaving too. This is
the last thing I will ever write for this newspaper, and it's for you. The keyboard clacks; black words run together
on a white screen. This is my life, and it was yours. Goodbye, goodbye.
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