The East Carolinian, June 7, 2000

Vol. 77 No. 110
12 days until classes end
Fitness day
ECU employees will participate in a
one or two mile walk as part of the
ECU Employee Health and Fitness Day.
The program begins at noon today at
the Student Recreation Center.
Open house
ECU and the Division of Continuing
Studies will conduct the Open House
to provide information on non-tradi-
tion classes to adults who may be jug-
gling family and work schedules. The
open house will be held from 9 a.m.
until noon on Saturday, June 10, in
Mendenhall Student Center (MSC).
For more information call 328-4696
or 800-328-6567.
Organization fair
The Freshman Orientation Organiza-
tion Fair, sponsored by the Student
Government Association, will be held
in the Multipurpose Room of MSC on
June 12, 15, 26 and 29, and July 6,
13 and 18.
June 7, 2000
Sunny, high of 80�
and a low of 60"
Do you think ECU should
adopt a fire safety policy?
Do you think the bond
proposal should pass?
22 Yes 7j Nlo
On Sunday, May 12th
1996, a fire erupted al
UNC-Chapel Hill'sPhi
Gamma Delta fraternity
house, (photc
courtesy of the
Herald Sun
ECU takes safety precautions
in dorms, sororities, fraternities
Carolyn Herald
Colleges and universities across the United States are await-
ing Congress' approval of two proposals regarding campus
fire safety. ECU is attempting to stay ahead of the game with
its plan to install sprinkler systems in every residence hall
Currently at ECU, Jarvis Hall is the only residence hall
that has a sprinkler system. In the department of housing's
master plan, one residence hall will be renovated every two
to three years; sprinkler systems will be installed at that time
"The sprinkler systems will be phased in as renovations
go under way and as money is available said Phil Lewis,
assistant director of environmental health and safety.
The next hall up for renovation will be Jones Hall. Fire
alarm systems are being upgraded over the summer, at a
rate of two to three each year. Fleming Hall was upgraded
last year, Tyler Hall this year and Cotton Hall is scheduled
for next year.
Covers will be installed on each individual fire alarm to
minimize false alarms. Fire extinguisher cabinets are also be-
ing installed to prevent vandalism.
There have been an estimated 1,800 fires in residence halls
and fraternity and sorority houses in the United States dur-
ing any given year between 1980 and 1997. These fires in-
volved one death, 69 injures and $8.1 million of property
damage. The leading causes of residence hall fires include ar-
son, suspected arson, cooking, smoking and electrical fires
overloaded outlets.
In 1996, a fire erupted at the Phi Gamma Delta house at
the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The fire killed
five juniors and injured three others. This tragedy sparked
fierce lobbying to change laws regarding fire safety in resi-
dence halls and fraternity and sorority houses.
According to the Chapel Hill Fire Chief, the house did not
have a sprinkler system, which would have save lives With a
sprinkler system the fire might have been contained in the
basement of the building, where it started. The system would
have notified residents and the fire department of the dan-
see FIRES page 4

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Special Olympics
kicks off in Raleigh
Missie Thompson
The Special Olympics will kick
off in Raleigh, N.C. on June 2-4.
Raleigh was the host of the sum-
mer games that cover the six dif-
ferent areas that make up the 18
different sports. Events will take
place at local parks and North
Carolina State University. Over
1,500 athletes competed at the
The athletes that are compet-
ing in the summer games com-
peted at a local level
previously and are now com-
peting at the state level, (accord-
ing to Amy
Johnson). Year round training
is offered by the Special Olym-
pics to those who
have mental retardation. The
opening ceremony was held on
June 2. The Flame of Hope was
carried into the opening cer-
emony by law
enforcement to light the caul-
dron. The flame will be carried
in different
areas of the state in May.
"The best way to support the
games is to come out and cheer
on the athletes Johnson says.
All participants of the Special
Olympics have coaches who
have trained them for at least
eight weeks. The six different
events of the Special Olympics
include Aquatics, Athletics, Gym-
nastics, Powerlifting, Softball and
Volleyball. Aquatics is one of the
most popular sports and,
within the last ten years, has
added competition in the 800
meter and 1600 meter event.
Athletics, which is better known
as track and field, had its first
A participant In the Special Olympics takes a break in
between events, (photo from World Wide Web)
competitions in 1970. Gymnas-
tics became an official game in
1983. Powerlifting was first held
in Charlotte, NC. In 1983 Soft-
ball made its arrival as a Special
Olympics game. Over 30 differ-
ent counties compete in the Vol-
leyball event.
Many different people are in-
volved in the North Carolina
Special Olympics. It goes beyond
the athletes extending to volun-
teers, sports officials, event orga-
nizers, coaches and several oth-
ers. The Special Olympics does
have some new partners includ-
ing Alltel, Sun Alliance, Royal,
Fallons Creative Flowers, PBM
Graphics, Kerr Drug and many
The Special Olympics are the
highest levels of competition in
North Carolina. According to
Johnson, the Special Olympics
are also held at a national level.
They are conducted every four
years; the next one being held in
the year 2003. Those who com-
pete at the State Level the year
before the Nationals have the
possibility to compete at the
National Level as well.
This writer can be contacted
May 31
Found Property-A staff member
reported finding a light fixture
that was taken from the
Chancellor's residence on May
25. He advised that it was found
In a pile of trash on 4th Street.
The light fixture had been re-
placed so it was returned to the
grounds department.
Controlled Substance Violation-
A student reported a controlled
substance violation in a room at
Cotten Hall. The student in vio-
lation was issued a state citation
and Campus Appearance Ticket
for possession of marijuana.
June 2
Provisional DWI-A student was
arrested on a provisional DWI
Expired Registration-A non-stu-
dent was issued a state citation
for operating a vehicle with an
expired registration.
Careless and Reckless Driving-
A non-student was issued a state
citation for careless and reckless
driving after an officer observed
him spinning tires and driving
at a high rate of speed in the
Harrington Field parking lot.
No Operator's License-A non-
student was issued a state cita-
tion for no operator's license af-
ter an officer observed him driv-
ing on College Hill Drive.
June 3
Attempted Breaking and Enter-
ing of a Coin Operated Device,
Damage To Property-Art officer
discovered that two drink ma-
chines, located at the
Mendenhall bus stop, were dam-
aged by unknown persons. Sus-
pects were unable to gain entry
to them.
June 4
Expired Registration-A non-stu-
dent was issued a state citation
for having expired registration
after an officer observed him
operating his vehicle on 10th
Street adjacent to campus.
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Student wins contest
for dirtiest room
Boston (U-Wire)-For most of
this quarter, freshman Regina
Pawlewicz has been a good stu-
dent in the class "Introduction
to Political Science a require-
ment for criminal justice majors.
She wrote an essay, took the mid-
term and the weekly quizzes and
read The New York Times just
about every day as professor
William Miles requires.
But now all that studious ac-
tivity has ended and she's been
cutting class. She plans to go to
the last one on Thursday but she
has no intention of taking the
And why should she? She has
an "A" for the course, all because
she wrote a letter to The Times
and it was published.
For about 10 years, Miles has
begun this introductory class
with a challenge: Get a letter
published by the most presti-
gious newspaper in the country
and he'll award you with the
most prestigious grade possible.
"So as to stimulate interest in
the letter-to-the-editor section 1
threw out this challenge and not
once, in all these years of teach-
ing, not one student got a letter
published Miles said.
He saw that streak end this
month, with freshman commu-
nications major Geren Horsley's
entry about an AIDS article that
ran in The Times on Monday,
May IS. Two days later,
Pawlewicz's letter about the same
subject was published.
Arria Wright joined the group
when she saw her name in print
in the letters section under the
headline "A Lot of Harry Potter"
last Tuesday. Wright made her
letter personal, saying that she
has a 12-year-old sister who
reads the popular Potter books,
and noted that not many chil-
dren will be able to finish read-
ing the new hefty volumes,
which will be 600 pages.
"I started getting frustrated. I
sent letters in six times said
When she finally got a letter
published, Wright continued
going to class, despite her "A
because she enjoys the weekly
political debates about subjects
like abortion and capital punish
Jnent. She has become used to
reading the paper every day be-
cause of Miles' challenge.
"It made me read it more. I
read all the articles to find some-
thing I was interested in she
After six tries writing about six
subjects, the project gave Wright
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a national newspaper.
"My whole family bought The
New York Times that day she
In an effort to encourage ac-
tive reading and strong writing,
Miles has offered this exercise to
the class, which totals more than
100 students, he said.
"I want students to see how
non-journalists have an input
into the news-making world he
Pawlewicz took on a serious
subject and voiced her outrage
that researchers skipped over a
person who could have helped
them find a cure for AIDS. For
six years, they ignored Erich Karl
Fuchs, a man who seemed to be
immune to the virus even
though he had unprotected sex
with men who had AIDS.
At first, Pawlewicz said, she
had the "A" in mind when writ-
ing the letter, but then she got
into what she was discussing.
Her work paid off.
"I was extremely surprised
she said. "I didn't think I would
get it published
With finals week looming,
she's glad she has one less class
to worry about.
ADA, Ohio (AP)-With beer
bottles, books and pizza boxes
littering all corners of his apart-
ment, it's no wonder John
Anderson's home was chosen
messiest college apartment in
But it's not the kind of place
you'd expect to find an envi-
ronmental studies major.
Anderson, a junior at Ohio
Northern University, claims he's
not the messy one.
"At least three or four people
stay at my place every night
he said in an application sent
into the contest.
"Everyone thinks they can
throw trash everywhere. I am
the only one that ever cleans up
the place, but I can't handle
their mess so I decided to let it
go until someone else cleans it
up, which doesn't happen
Anderson, 21, a native of Do-
ver, entered the contest spon-
sored by an Internet apartment
search company at the urging
of his friends.
He said he hadn't seen the liv-
ing room floor in his one-bed-
room apartment since Christ-
mas. So far, the filth has claimed
one victim.
Anderson had to throw out
his math book "because it was
soaked in an unknown liquid
The mess, though, proved to
be profitable. Anderson won
"College is really the last
time you can really get away
with being a slob said Bob
Orr, contest coordinator for, which spon-
sored the contest.
Anderson's mother, Char-
lotte, said she and her husband
couldn't be prouder.
"We are just so proud that
we've spent over $80,000 for
his education to this point, and
this is what he comes up with
she said.
She said that as a child he of-
ten covered his bedroom floor
and bed with toys to the point
where no one could not walk
through the room.
"It was not dirty, dirty. It was
just things Mrs. Anderson
said. "I saw the pictures for the
contest, and he did not live like
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All residence halls already have alarm systems
that automatically alert the fire department in
the event of a fire.
"The alarm systems protect people said Mark
Kimball, assistant director of Facilities Services-
Residence. "The sprinklers protect property. We
are looking at life safety as our main focus
Even though ECU'S fraternities and sororities
currently do not have the sprinkler system, some
of them do have the alarm system that automati-
cally warns the fire department. According to
Laura Sweet, assistant dean of Student Life, five
of ECU's fraternity houses have the alarm sys-
"All sorority houses have the system or are in-
the process of getting it Sweet said.
Sweet also said that there is funding available
for the alarm systems. The instant-alert fire alarm
systems exceed current Greenville fire safety
Legislation was passed for all University of
North Carolina residence halls, fraternity and so-
rority houses to be retrofitted with sprinkler sys-
tems by the year 2001. As of April 2000,17 out of 36
fraternity and sorority houses at UNC-CH have been
fitted with the keeping track of this information.
The residence halls and houses at ECU have an
annual systems check, monthly fire extinguisher
checks and evacuation drills that are usually estab-
lished within the first two weeks of each semester.
The drills test evacuation times and fire alarm acti-
Resident Advisers also hold monthly meetings in
which they go over fire safety with the residents.
"Each floor of the residence halls houses one to
three Resident Advisers. They run drills and safety in
their meetings with students Kimball said.
One complaint in the past about fire alarms is that
they have not been loud enough.
"The alarm) will wake you up Kimball said,
guarantee it. These new alarms are so loud, it will be
difficult to stay in the dorms during an evacuation
This writer can be contacted at
ECU Student Transit Authority
is currently accepting
applications for the position of
Bus Driver.
Teacher admits sharing marijuana with students
MESA, Ariz. (AP)�A popu-
lar Mesa junior high school
teacher has admitted to po-
lice that she invited students
to her townhouse in the wan-
ing days of the school year so
they could smoke marijuana.
Eva Kovacs, 35, told police
that she drove students from
Kino Junior High School to
her home four times and gave
them marijuana so they
could get high.
For providing the drug to
her students, Kovacs faces
two counts of contributing to
the delinquency of a minor.
Police could only cite Kovacs
with the misdemeanors, said
Mesa police Sgt. Earle Lloyd,
because they did not have
any physical evidence of the
drug use.
"Just the fact that she ad-
mitted to giving it to kids is
not reason enough to charge
her with possession of
drugs Lloyd told the Tri-
bune, a newspaper serving
the suburban Phoenix area.
The parent who first called
police about Kovacs said he
was devastated to learn about
her pot parties with students.
"As a parent, I expect these
people to be role models
said Mike Health, whose son
was at Kovacs' house but did
not smoke marijuana. "Our
confidence in the teaching
profession has been some-
what betrayed by her
Police and school officials
learned of the pot-smoking
students on the last day of
school. School officials said
they could take little action
against Kovacs because they
had decided earlier this spring
not to renew her contract.
Administrators at the Mesa
Unified School District re-
ferred Kovacs' case to the Ari-
zona Department of Educa-
tion, which could revoke her
teaching certificate.
Kovacs worked part time at
the school two years, where
she taught several drama
classes and an English course.
A boy who smoked pot with
Kovacs told police he first
went to her home after a May
12 school dance. Kovacs
drove some students home,
the boy said, but brought him
to her house in the 2300 block
of East University Drive.
The two smoked from a
bong in her living room, he
told police. She drove the stu-
dent home after about 30
That student said Kovacs
had previously told him he
was "hot" and she would like
to have sex with him but she
"couldn't mess with me until
I was 18 Nothing sexual ever
happened between her and
students, teens told police.
Kovacs also talked with stu-
dents about their sex lives. A
boy told police Kovacs and
other students made verbal
bets on when a couple who
dated would first have sex.
Kovacs left the state shortly
after the last day of school, so
police were not able to inter-
view her until this week. A
detective spoke with her
Wednesday night, Lloyd said,
when she admitted to smok-
ing marijuana.
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not saying
we condone
disobeying fire
safety regula-
tions, but we
The residence halls on this campus are notorious
for their constant ejecting of students due to trigger-
happy fire alarms. As a result, most residents would
much rather stay and see what happens between Nikki
and Victor than tromp out into the elements just to
stand around for the umpteenth time that week. We're
not saying we condone disobeying fire safety regula-
tions, but we understand.
So for whatever reason these fire 'drills' drive girls
out of the building in their bath towels at 7 a.m it
has to be stopped. If it's steam that sets them off, fix
the ventilation. If it's people pulling pranks, knock it
off. Because at the rate these things go off, by the
time a real fire happens no one will pay attention.
Residents, don't ignore the drills, either. Get your
lazy selves up out of bed and go stand outside with
everyone else, because you may be sick of the drills,
but sometimes the alarms go off for a reason.
Going from bad to diverse
Microsoft break-up doesn't compute
The Justice Department for the
United States seems to think that it
would be in the best interest of the
general public to break up the giant
software company Microsoft. Their
case involves the violation of a num-
ber of anti-trust laws and unethical
business practices. While it may seem
to some that breaking up Microsoft
is a good idea, 1 believe that leaving
it alone would be much better for the
Microsoft has already shown that
it can more than meet consumer
demands. Its application software,
Windows Operating System and its
Web browsers keep surprising us with
their capabilities. There is no doubt
that Microsoft is not holding any-
thing back because of a lack of
enough competition.
The event that triggered this case
started with the integration of the
Microsoft Internet Explorer to Win-
dows '98. While this might not be
good news for Netscape, Microsoft's
business practices aren't exactly un-
fair. It makes a lot of sense for a com-
pany to promote its products; this
is just what Microsoft did. If this is
an illegal or immoral business prac-
tice, then every successful business
is guilty of this charge.
The case really took off on April 3,
when Judgp (ackson, the presiding
judge in this case, came to the con-
clusion that Microsoft has main-
tained a monopoly power over per-
sonal computer operating systems by
anti-competitive means and has at-
tempted to monopolize the Web
browser market. The attorneys rep-
resenting the government then sub-
mitted a plan to break the company
into two.
Jackson didn't seem to think this
was enough and has asked that a new
plan be brought forth to split the
company three ways, even though
no one is in favor of it. It seems that
Jackson has absolutely no knowledge
of the software industry. I believe he
is not fit to handle this case.
What will happen next? Microsoft
will appeal Jackson's decision. From
an economical point of view, analysts
say that these three new companies
will be worth 10-15 percent less than
the Microsoft of today. Shares of the
stock have already fallen since the an-
nouncement of this new plan. This
could drive up the cost of the soft-
ware rather than reduce it, which was
the purpose of splitting up the com-
pany in the first place.
The split will benefit only a very
small number of people-those who
are in competition with Microsoft-
and it will hurt the vast majority, es-
pecially the consumer. The economy
cannot possibly be better off with
two or more Microsofts, and the
shareholders have a lot to lose if this
were to happen. It will also drive
costs up, which would in turn drive
prices up. It is apparent that the
breaking up of Microsoft would be a
big mistake. I just wish that some-
body would tell Judge Jackson.
I recently had the opportunity to overhear a
person talking about the South and the North,
and it reminded me just how much I hate this
argument. In hopes to end this never-ending
debate I shall now give my 2 cents. However, I
must speak the truth. And if you are offended
in any way well, too bad.
I am really upset that the debate and name
calling between the North and the South is still
prevalent in our society. People act like it's the
Civil War all over again. 1 cannot think of a
more bankrupt argument and one that may
never go away. I hope to make a few points
that can maybe put this geographical saber-
rattling to bed.
I feel qualified as a mediator for this argu-
ment because I have lived in both the North
and the South for equal periods of time. To start
off, the South has a courteous and friendly
reputation. Southerners are proud of this ste-
reotype. But that is all it is- stereotype. South-
erners are only courteous and friendly to other
white Southerners.
The South has never been known to be too
courteous to Blacks, or any ethnic group as far
I have seen. Sure, they may not all be racist
but I have heard 'good 'ol boys' tell me Black
and homosexual jokes more than ever before
in my life down here.
People describe Northerners as rude, pushy
people who talk too fast. That may be so, but
we Americans are a product of where we were
raised. Southerners are considered slower-
paced, some may say, but have you been to
Atlanta recently? How about Nashville, Colum-
bia, Dallas or RaleighThey are very busy. The
people in those areas move quickly, talk fast
and will bump you on the streets without a
second thought. Being fast and rude is not a
Northern thing; it's a population thing.
Now I have found small sleepy Southern
towns terrified of change. They are ignorant of
the ways outside their small town and so they
are afraid of what they don't understand. I have
heard too many Southerners say that they don't
want to live outside their small town or they
don't want to experience new cultures. "1 was
born here, raised here and I'm gonna die here
How sick and pitiful and close-minded is that?
I don't meet small country folk who want to
try Indian food for dinner. I don't see old South-
ern families going out to cultural festivals in
the nearest big city. I definitely don't see young
Southern cowboy wannabees lining up to go
see the latest Spike Lee opus.
Now that happens up North too, but not
nearly as much as the South-not by a long shot.
Not even close! Go to Harvard Square in Bos-
ton, or New York City, or Seattle or any large
northern city. You will see many, many people
of different ethnic backgrounds all talking and
dating and interacting and keeping open-
minds. There is a true melting pot and the
people are very tolerant of others that are dif-
ferent. But God forbid you be an interracial
couple who goes shopping or out to eat dinner
in Farmvitle or Mayberry.
To close, I have lived in the North and I have
lived in the South. Both have advantages and
both have problems. Northerners: Quit mak-
ing fun of the Southerners. Southerners: Take
down your useless Dixie flag and disregard the
Mason-Dixon Line. Quit harping about the
Civil War and stop acting like it happened last
month. All that old-time stuff is meaningless
now and only helps keep this country separate.
So please, you morons, see that there is no South
or North. There is just America.
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Greenville drivers take it slow
What is the deal with people that can't drive
in Greenville? When I moved here a few
months ago, I was told by friends of mine to
watch out when it rained because people are
afraid to drive in it around here. At the time I
laughed, but 1 know now that it is true!
If you are ever caught on Greenville Boule-
vard when it rains you'd better be careful.
There will inevitably be some fool in front of
you going 5 mph and someone next to you
going 6 mph. Come on people! It's only rain!
You can go the speed limit!
And don't even get me started on the people
who sit at a green light and chow down on
their burger or women who put on their lip-
stick. Let's not also forget those people who
forget to turn their signals off after they make
a turn 20 minutes beforehand, or those who
never use one at all! I get so frustrated driving
in this town. I honestly think the Department
of Motor Vehicles put out a sign that said: "ALL
IDIOTS: Free license today, no test or intelli-
gence required
Granted, I know that not everyone here is a
bad driver. However, driving is not a rocket
science, and if you can't do it, get off the road!
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timore man was hospitalized
with a broken tail bone after
falling from a hotel balcony in
Ocean City.
Joseph Chromo, 22, fell from
the fifth floor of the Holiday
Inn on 67th Street at about
8:30 Thursday night, police
said. Shrubbery broke his fall.
Witnesses told police that
Chromo, who graduated from
iohns Hopkins University last
month, had been climbing
horizontally from balcony to
balcony earlier in the evening.
Friends told police Chromo
had been drinking.
He was taken to Peninsula
Regional Medical Center
where he was reported in sat-
isfactory condition Friday.
Police also found a small
amount of marijuana in the
room Chromo shared with
Christopher Jones, 23, of Bal-
timore. Jones was charged
with possession of marijuana
and released on personal re-
POWELL, Wyo. (AP)-A man
accused of smashing a pickup
truck into a church after he
was told to put out a cigarette
will undergo psychiatric test-
ing at the Wyoming State
Kenneth Wiley, 47, faces one
count of knowingly defacing
property and nine charges of
attempting to cause bodily in-
jury with a deadly weapon.
Witnesses said Wiley walked
into the Church of jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints following
a baptismal ceremony April 10
with a lit cigarette. After he re
fused repeated requests to ex
tinguish it, church members
pushed him outside and
locked the doors.
He attempted several times to
enter again, then rammed the
church with his pickup, wit-
nesses said. The truck crashed
through two sets of doors and
wound up in a gymnasium
against a cinder block, wall.
Wiley suffered minor facial
cuts. No one else was injured.
The mental evaluation, re-
quested May 26 by public de-
fender G. Mark Garrison, will
put Wiley's preliminary hear
ing on hold.
the wheels an the bus
deserve recognition
Wednesday June 7, 2000
Emily Little
You probably never pay
attention to senior plan,
ning major Matthew
Winslow. You may have
thanked him every now
and then, may have told
him where you lived on
occasion, but you usu-
ally never struck up a
conversation, even
though he's been driving
this campus around for
nearly six years.
Winslow is a university
bus driver. He and his co-
workers shuffle around be-
tween ECU'S 20 currently
functioning buses, cleaning
up after messy students, an-
swering the same questions of
confused freshmen and trying to
keep that black smoke coming out
of the '80s era bus under control. And
own vehicles, they stand to lose their jobs.
It's an occupation we rarely notice, even though
$41 out of our student fees went straight to the transit
system this year. A healthy handful of that money pays for
new buses. This year, for instance, the university purchased three
new ones, and will purchase two more in the coming months. Most of
the buses in use today are 10 to 12 years old.
"They're constantly in need of repair of one kind or another
said Scott Alford, ECU's transit adviser.
Most of the new buses will include such features as cli
mate control and more accessible wheelchair ramps,
"That's not bells and whistles Alford said. "That's cur-
rent technology
The changes are just fine with Winslow, who says that
driving a bus is actually very simple.
"Anyone can be a bus driver he said. "You've seen
some of the people who drive a bus
The major annoyances, he says, are the students who
constantly ask where the bus goes and the repetition of
driving the same route over and over.
"I'll pay attention and all that stuff he said. "But
most of the time its like autopilot
Winslow prefers for passengers to talk to him while he
drives. Otherwise the boredom can be a little overwhelm-
ing. Besides, he's got quite a few stories to tell after six years
of driving students from one place to another.
For instance, one afternoon he was sideswiped by a little old
lady who tried to drive straight into the bus when she failed to notice
that she'd hit it. He's cleaned up after sick students on the "drunk bus aka the Pirate Ride He
overhears conversations and sees all that goes on in his rearview mirror. And he's perfectly willing
to chat about it, assuming you express an interest.
Of course that doesn't go for all bus drivers. Some may prefer to drive in silence, just as some
may prefer to drive the same route every day.
But Winslow likes it when people acknowledge the driver as they step on the bus It gives him
something to smile about while he watches for smoke from the tailpipe, leaky transmission fluid
or little old ladies with kamikaze cars. It even makes him inclined to do favdh.
"I'll drop you off anywhere you want to be as long as you're nice to me Winslow said.
This writer can be contacted at
Junior Kevin Blount says that
employment from the
transit authority as a
driver is one of the
highest paying jobs
for students on
campus (top
photo). Junior
H e a t h e r
Vaughan's bus
ride adventure
comes to an end
(middle photo) as
junior Suzanne
Cluth, (bottom
photo) begins hers.
(photos by Emily

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60 Minutes founder lashes out
NEW YORK (AP)-Don Hewitt,
founder of the TV news program
60 Minutes, lashed out at a former
colleague for The Insider movie,
saying he wouldn't allow Lowell
Bergman "within a hundred
miles of a newsroom
Hewitt, who has kept largely
silent about the movie that de-
picts a dark episode in 60 Min-
utes history, chose a speech be-
fore a conference of investigative
reporters and editors on Saturday
to talk about it.
The movie, which drew strong
reviews last fall but was a disap-
pointment at the box office last
fall, depicts 60 Minutes, and
Hewitt, caving to pressure from
CBS lawyers and not airing a
whisteblowing report from an ex-
tobacco executive. The full report
eventually aired.
Bergman was portrayed by ac-
tor Al Pacino as a crusading 60
Minutes segment producer who
arranged ex-tobacco executive
Jeffrey Wigand's interview, then
quit when CBS initially would
not air it.
Hewitt criticized the film, and
Bergman, for taking artistic li-
cense with the story. In reality,
Bergman kept working for CBS
after the episode, he said.
"When a journalist who pro-
fesses to be dedicated to the truth,
the whole truth and nothing but
the truth conspires with a screen-
writer to concoct a movie about
himself that portrays him, by
name, saying things he never said
and doing things he never did,
that is not a journalist I would
allow within a hundred miles of
a newsroom Hewitt said.
Bergman, who now works for
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have control over the script.
"He's entitled to his opinion
Bergman said. "He didn't seem to
have any problem and in fact on
many occasions praised my work
and its accuracy and the subjects
I chose to cover for 16 years
Hewitt said that Bergman had
asked 60 Minutes correspondent
Mike Wallace to intercede to get
him more work at CBS after the
Wigand episode. Bergman said
that was not true.
Contrary to Bergman's asser-
tion, 60 Minutes was not afraid
to talk about corporate censor-
ship, Hewitt said. But Bergman
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outside pressure was applied.
60 Minutes is not afraid to take
on big institutions or report
negatively on things in which
CBS has a corporate interest,
Hewitt said. He cited a report
about bribery at a Winter Olym-
pics that CBS broadcast and a
Wallace story about defects in
the Ford Pinto, even though Ford
was a major CBS advertiser.
"Anyone who has watched 60
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Hewitt also criticized the Co-
lumbia University Graduate
School of Journalism for holding
a seminar on The Insider.
Bergman said Hewitt was invited
to attend and noted that he
wasn't offered an opportunity to
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4x400 relay team takes seventh at NCAAs
Pirates overcome weather,
poor lanes to earn trip to finals
Stephen Schramm
The ECU 4x400 meter relay squad celebrates after earning a spot in the finals
Thursday night, (photo by Garrett McMillan)
For the ECU men's 4x400 meter relay squad, being dealt a bad hand is
nothing new. The team has dealt with injuries and a season spent under
stormy skies.
At the 2000 NCAA Track and Field Championships it was no different.
The team of sophomore Lawrence Ward, senior Darrick Ingram, junior
James Alexander and senior Damon Davis, would again face poor lane
assignments and rain delays yet they managed to put it all behind them
and run the best time in school history on the biggest stage of collegiate
track and field.
The Pirates entered Thursday's semifinal as the lowest ranked team.
This meant that they would be running from lane eight on the outside.
"It's a tough seed said Head Men's Track Coach Bill Carson "It's hard
because you're running and setting the pace for the other people
The team did not let a tough lane assignment slow them. The team
finished second in the heat behind Arkansas and ran the fastest time in
school history, 3:03.23.
Ward ran the opening leg in 45.7 seconds.
Ingram, who ran in the semifinals of the open 400 earlier in the night,
ran the second leg in 45.6 seconds.
"He did great running back to back in less than an hour and 30 min-
utes Davis said. "The only thing about Darrick is that he's very confi-
dent in his ability and confident in us, I'm glad to have him on the team
In the third leg Alexander kept the pressure on Arkansas and gained
separation trom third place Southern Cal.
"The key to the relay was James Alexander Carson said. "He ran 45.7.
James hasn't run 45 since his freshman year. He did that in Texas. We've
been working hard on James improving his methods of running the quar-
ter. He's had talent all along, he just didn't run it right. He came out and
relaxed this 100 here, got into the curve, turned it on and was strong
coming down there. He brought that into Damon very strong
Davis ran the anchor leg in 45.8 seconds and cemented ECU's spot in
the finals and made sure that he and Ingram had one more race as Pirates.
The Pirates faced their first obstacle in Saturday's finals before the race
even begun.
Less than half an hour before the race was scheduled to begin the meet
see TRACK, page 12
Ingram fails to
make finals
Pirate Notes
Runner places fourth
in preliminaries
Stephen Schramm
ECU's Darrick Ingram headed into
the 2000 Outdoor Track and Field
Championships with a chance to
distinguish himself from the tal-
ented 4x400 relay squad which he
was a part of.
The senior competed in the open
400 semifinals less than two hours
before he was due to compete in the
4x400 meter relay.
Ingram placed fourth in the sec-
ond heat with a time of 46.13.
see INGRAM, page 12
seventh place
inals, the 20i
school record and automatic
in meter relay squad now siis
"We're the best said senior Darrick Ingrai
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"It Feels great,
Phe lack ol meets held in Greenville has spawned a feeling
among ECU'S elite runners ol familiarity with Duke's Wallace
Wade Stadium, site oi the ' hampionships.
"What make it so great is that Duke is like home for us said
senior Damon Davis. "Because we really don't have a hometrai k.
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Softball ends season with 60 wins
Kee picks up 200th
coaching victory
Ryan Downey
The ECU softball team topped
loff a great '99-2000 campaign
I with a 2-1 victory over 1 )artmouth
I in the ECAC title game at George
I Mason last month.
ECU had a fantastic year setting
a record of 60 wins in a season.
Denise Reagan pitched a com-
I plete game pushing her record to
26-8 on the season in the win.
Despite their strong season, the
I Pirates were not given an invita-
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All season long the team was
keyed by superior play from se-
niors Denise Reagati and Amekea
"1 would say the over all squad
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ceeded my expectations as well as
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I'racy Kee. "I would say that not
one individual did it all The big-
gest surprise was that at different
times a different individual would
step up for us
This season, as well, featured
Despite their record setting season, the ECU softball team was not given an NCAA bid. (file
body said Kee.
Coach Kee was able to pick up
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was halted for nearly ninety minutes due to threatening
weather. The delay pushed the starting time of the finals
back from 9:15 p.m. to 10:50 p.m.
"When it started raining and they postponed the meet,
my head got all messed up Ward said. "I couldn't get loose
again for the race, I just tied up bad and didn't run that
Ward's lead off leg of 46.4 seconds left the Pirates near
the back of the eight-team field, and caused Ingram and
the rest of the Pirates to try and make up ground.
"When you don't get your lead off leg into position then
you're not running your race Carson said. "(Ingram) had
to go because after that hand off we're in sixth or seventh
position and we're chasing. (Ingram) ran much too hard
Ingram's attempt to put the Pirates back in front nearly
paid off. Coming down the back stretch, Ingram had moved
up as high as third. However, in the final 100 meters Ingram
fell back into sixth.
"I got out too hard in the first 200 (meters), I died com-
ing home Ingram said.
Alexander's leg was similar to that of Ingram. The junior
came out fast and got the Pirates as high as fourth before
again falling back into sixth.
"They got us up in there except when you make the hand
off. Your last 20 meters are slow Carson said. "By the time
we came out of there, we kept coming out fifth, sixth or
On the anchor leg, Davis was unable to gain ground on
the leaders and spent much of his lap in sixth. Davis was
only caught at the line by Georgia Tech and the Pirates
finished seventh.
"We weren't running our best times Davis said. "The
thing is that we can still be thankful that we made it here,
and that we made it to the finals. We're still Ail-Americans.
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Lawrence Ward gets set for the semifinals of the 4x400 meter relay, (photo
by Garrett McMillan)
horn page 10
"I'm not mad about the time but I
feel I should have run a better time
Ingram said. "46.13, it's not a great
time. 1 was looking for 45.7 or lower
so I could get on in to the Olympic
Trials. I'll take 46.13 and work on
Ingram's heat featured eventual
400 meter national champion Avard
Moncur from Auburn. Despite
Moncur's presence Ingram's heat
proved to be the slowest of the three.
"I ran good, 1 just got out too slow
but I had a great finish Ingram said.
"I feel that if I got out fast I would
have qualified for the finals
Like the 4x400 relay team, Ingram
was stuck in lane eight.
"Lane eight is never a good lane be-
cause you never have anybody to run
off of, everybody runs off of you
"That's the tough thing about the
nationals, it's the luck of the draw with
the lanes said Head Coach Bill
Carson. "They draw them out of a hat,
so it's luck of the draw
This was Ingram's second appear-
ance in the 400 meters at the NCAA
Championships Ingram also com-
peted in the event in 1998.
"Two years ago we ran in Buffalo,
N.Y. It was about 40 degrees, here it's
about 80 degrees so the weather is a
good change
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Wednesday June 7, 2000
The East Carolinian!
roommate needed to share spa-
cious house and gardens. $225
per month and one share of util-
ities. Very affordable and secure
location. Must see to appreciate.
Contact Dana at 830-8828.
ECU AREAjwo bedroom duplex
off-street parking, window air.
ceiling fans, pets OK $375. Three
bedroom wcentral heatair, wd
hookup, pets OK $550. 830-
1 BDR- 2 bdr, water and cable
included. ECU bus line. pool, on-
site mngt. & maintenance. Pets
allowed. 758-4015.
units available at Wildwood Vil-
las starting at $500 per month:
Available June 1. No pets. Call
Chip. 355-0664 or 561-6196.
SPACIOUS 2 8 3 bedroom town-
houses. 2 BR 1 12 BA, 2 BR 2
12 BA. 3 BR 1 12 BA WD hook-
ups, new appliances, newly ren-
ovated near ECU 752-1899 day
561-2203 pgr night.
Private home off 10th Street. Fe-
male non-smoking grad only
Summer. Kitchen, washer, use.
$285 mo. covers all except
phone. 752-5644
Now Taking Leases for
1 bedroom, 2 bedroom &
Efficiency Apartments.
CALL 752-2865
WALK TO ECU 1,2,3.4 or 5
Bedrms, (no flooding), available
June. July, or August. Call 321-
4712 leave message.
FEMALE. SHARE three bedroom
home with two female students.
Campus three blocks. Prefer
graduate student. Central air, ceil-
ing fans, washer, dryer. $250.00
plus utilities. (703) 680-1676.
Non-smoking, studious for Aug.
1 to May 31 2001. $250 rent
plus 13 utilities. Private phone
line, washer and dryer. Call 931-
9467. No pets. 3 bedroom, 3
bath condo. ,
July. Two blocks from campus,
three blocks from downtown.
$200 month plus 13 utilities.
Non smoker preferred. Call 752-
5885 or 717-0348.
2 CLEAN responsible females
needed ASAP. $250month plus
13 cable, electric, phone. $200
deposit. Some pets OK w depos-
it. 3 blocks from campus. Big
house; garage, yard. Call 758-
MF ROOMMATES needed Dock-
side Apts starting Aug 1 $283
13 utilities. Call 329-1403.
Available at Pax apartments.
Directly across from the ECU
Recreation Center. Only $280
per month. Call Pitt Property
Management 758-1921.
Summer Pool
Memberships available
$100 with ECUPCC I.D.
available days, evenings, and
weekends. Reasonable rates.
References available. Own trans-
portation. Children of all ages.
Call Jennifer at 329-1326 or Ju-
lie at 353-6707.
WANTED: COLLEGE student to
keep and transport (2) 9 year
old's to local day camps and oth-
er activities. Call day, 355-6423.
night 353-6101 or 756-6981.
needed Sunday mornings 9:15-
12:15. Additional hours avail-
able. Jarvis Memorial United
Methodist Church. 510 S.
Washington St. Apply at church
office. Office hours - 8 am- 12
noon, and 1:30 - 5pm.
KIDSONE AND KidsOne Too in
Farmville, has openings for part
time Preschool and after school
teachers. Applicants must have
training or experience in early
childhood or related field. Please
call 753-4866.
profit kennel for homeless dogs.
Possible pay for weekend help
Please call 329-0118 or visit our
mt Sweat It!
2 bedrooms available, 1 bath,
range, refrigerator, free watersewer,
patiobalcony, washerdryer
hookups, laundry facility
Wesley Commons South
5 blocks from campus, ECU bus services
Al proper lies haw 24 hi emetgency manlenance
Pets allowed with lee Call 758-1921
Betty Hardee is retiring from ECU
after 30 years to take time to ride
the elephants.
Good luck Betty
from the Student Media.
We'll miss you!
SUMMER JOBSI The Greenville
Recreation and Parks Department
is continuing to hire for their up-
coming summer programs. A var-
iety of positions are available
with the Athletics' Division to in-
clude: Camp Supervisor and
Camp Counselors for the Sports
Mini-Camps. Baseball coaches.
Skate park staff and Softball
league scorekeepers. For more in-
formation, please contact the
Athletic Office at 329-4550
Monday-Friday after 2 pm.
payl Bowen cleaners is seeking
dependable and dedicated indi-
viduals to fill part-time positions
as customer service representa-
tives. Qualified individuals must
have a positive and quality con-
scious attitude, sales personali-
ty, and basic computer skills
Part-time hours: 3p.m. to 7 p.m.
M-F: 8 a.m. to 5p.m. (every oth-
er weekend). Applications will be
accepted at the Bells Fork loca-
HELP WANTED: small company
located walking distance from
shipping department (average 3
hours per day). Some heavy lift-
ing involved $5.50hour. Call
iors. Jefferson Pilot Life Insurance
Co. is seeking career-minded in-
dividuals to sell and service ex-
isting policy owners and to open
new accounts. $1600-$2600
mo. guaranteed during training.
Prior sales experience a plus, but
not required. Full benefits. Mon-
Fri. 8:30a.m5p.m. (252) 756-
DO YOU need a good job? The
ECU Telefund is hiring students
to contact alumni and parents for
the ECU Annual Fund. $5.50
hour plus bonuses. Make your
own schedule. If interested call
328-4212. M-Th between the
hours of 3-6pm.
only. Fun job. Must be depend-
able. Apply in person at Big Splatt
Paintball Park. Sat. or Sun. only.
Located on Old Pactolus Hwy off
Appointment setting telemarket-
ers. Full-time or part-time. Flexi-
ble hours. Great for students or
career marketers. Health in-
surance, paid vacation. Great pay
plus benefits and bonuses Call
Thermal-Gard 355-0210
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The East Carolinian
Wednesday June 7. 2000
Planning to live off campus? If so, you can eliminate at least one
long line by arranging your utility service in advance. Ry planning
ahead, you can save valuable time and possibly money. These
options arc available:
Option A: No Deposit Required
At your parents' request, your utility service may be put in their
name. Just pick up a "Request lor Utility Service" application from
the University I lousing OHice in Jones Hall: at Greenville Utilities'
Main Office, 200 Martin Luther King, jr. Drive; or at GUC Express,
our satellite office located at s09S.ll. Greenville lilvd.
Have your parents complete the application (which must be
notarized) and mail it to GUC, P.O. Uox 1847, Greenville, N.C.
278-1847, att: Customer Service.
Remember to attach a "letter ol credit" Irom your parents' power
Option B: Deposit Required
If you wish to have the utility service put in your name, a deposit
will be required. Residential deposits are as follows:
Water only $25
Ulectriconly $100
lilcctric & water $125
lllectric, water & gas $17?
Hlcctric & gas $150
You can save time by mailing the deposit in advance. Be sure to
include your name, where service will be required, when service is to
be cut on and a phone number where we may reach you prior to
your arrival at the service address.
The charge ol S20.00 for electric and water, and or ho.00 hr gas will heonvour
hrsi hill. CiUC requires you lobe home whin natural gas is cut on. While we do nol
require you 10 he home when eleelrie or wirier service is eul on, il is your responsibility 10
ensure that all decimal appliances and water laucels are OPF during the cul on procedure
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