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Aramark unveils new menus
102 days to go until Graduation
No classes
Saturday, Sept. 2 starts the extended
Labor Day weekend. The campus will be
closed on Monday.
Pirate football
The Pirates open their 2000 season in
Durham against the Duke Blue Devils. The
game starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2 at
Wallace Wade Stadium.
Enrollment dip
Fall semester enrollment at ECU will be
about 17,850, the second-highest total in
University history but slightly lower than
officials had projected. Preliminary figures
released Aug. 25, put on-campus enrollment
about 2 percent below last year's record of
18,222. ECU had expected a fall enrollment
of about 18,500.
Dr. Robert Thompson, director of plan-
ning and institutional research, said the fall's
total reflects fewer-than-expected continuing
freshmen and sophomores and fewer grad-
uate students. Thompson said the drop in
undergraduates maybe attributable to new
academic performance standards for fresh-
men that went into effect last year.
In addition to the on-campus enrollment
there are more than 900 students enrolled
in distance-education courses, an increase of
175 from a year ago.
One man show
"Walking Lightly A Portrait of Einstein"
is a one-man theatre production that will fea-
ture Len Barron as Albert Einstein, and will be
performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29. in
Mendenhall Student Center. Barron, a Mas-
sachusetts native who now lives in Bolder,
Col has spent the last 12 years touring the
country and presenting his tribute to Einstein
at schools, libraries, churches and museums.
Student admission is free.
Hendrix movie
"American Psycho" (Rated R) is at 7:30
p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30-31 in Mendenhall
Student Center. There are no films scheduled
for the weekend.
Panel discussion
A lecture and panel discussion at 5 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 31 in the Cray Gallery at the
Jenkins Fine Arts Center, will open the first
art gallery exhibit of the fall session. Artists
Nancy Baker, Robert ohnson and Tom Spleth
will participate in the lecture and discussion
for their "Sense of Place" exhibit in the gal-
lery. A reception will follow the lecture pro-
gram. The exhibit will be on display through
Sept. 23. All exhibitions and receptions are
free and open to the public. Parking is avail-
able in the Mamie lenkins lot located south
of the art building. Contact Gil Leebrick, gal-
lery director, at 328-6336 for more informa-
Lady Pirate b-ball schedule
N.C. State, Clemson head list
Now fear this
ECU profesors explain
common phobias
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Student activists form coalition
to end police brutality in Greenville
Melyssa Ojeda
Three young men were arrested for disorderly
conduct and obstructing justice in the park-
ing lot behind Backdoor Skate Shop in downtown
Greenville last Saturday. The men, who believe
themselves to be victims of police brutality, have
formed the Community Coalition Against Police
Brutality (CCAPB) with 47 other young men and
women in and around the area.
According to police reports, non-students Ben
Brower and Chance Killpack were arrested for
Resisting and Obstructing Justice, while non-student
Carlton Smith was arrested for Disorderly Conduct
on the night of Aug. 19 at approximately 1:45 a.m.
The incident began when Brower and ECU student
Whit Roberson began play fighting with a plastic
wiffleball bat on the ground behind the popular
local hangout.
"We had just finished a benefit for battered
women and everyone was just hanging out outside
talking said ECU student Nathan Maxwell, 19.
According to witnesses, three Greenville Police
officers were patrolling the area that night. Officer
Antonio Braxton and GPD Officer Robert Hunt were
In the area, while CJPD Officer Stephen Tmesdale,
approached Brower and grabbed him.
"We were standing there when this officer of the
GPD came up and grabbed Ben said English major
Jason Matherly, 18.
Witnesses then say Brower, 20, asked Officer
Truesdale what he was being charged with. Truesdale
allegedly said he could charge Brower with disturbing
the peace. Brower then informed Truesdale he could
not search his book bag without issuing a charge. At
that moment Truesdale held Brower by the arm and .
proceeded to mace Brower in the face. "af
"Truesdale grabbed Ben by the wrists and held
him Roberson said. "Then fTruesdale grabbed.
his book sack. Ben told him he wasn't allowed to
go through his book sack unless he had a charge
against him. Truesdale, while still holding him by
the wrist, maced him in the face for probably 10-15
seconds. Then Ben got down on his knees and put
his hands behind his back on his own and Truesdale
grabbed his hands and pushed him up along his
back with a bent arm bar
Witnesses say Brower had not provoked Truesdale
in any way.
He was cooperating on the ground the whole
time pretty much Matherly said. "He wasn't being
aggressive at all, actually
"He was ctxiperating'Maxwell said. "He wasn't
being aggressive at all
Witnesses also say the two officers in the area
then approached a few of the onlookers. It was at
that point that Carlton Smith, 22, and Killpack, 23
asked the officers to identify themselves by their
names and badge numbers. Billy Reuben, manager
of Backdoor Music, also requested l.D. information
from the officers.
"I heard Billy say that he runs Backdoor Music
and ask for the badge numbers of the police officers
said Matherly, 18. "It was a general question to the
officers that were there
"First Billy asked for the badge number several
times and the officer just coughed and ignored what
he was saying Roberson said. "Each time Billy
asked, the officer coughed, then Billy said 'We don't
want a cough, we want your badge number or your
see BACKDOOR pa. 2
School of Communication and Computer Science introduced
Media-computer interfacing now incorporated
Nancy Kuck
The departments of communication, mathematics-computer science option,
and broadcasting, librarianship and educational technology (BLET) joined forces to
form a new school at ECU on Aug. 14
The School of Communication and Computer Science will consist of both the
B.A. and B.S. in computer science and the B.A. and B.S. in communication.
The idea to combine the three departments was introduced by Richard Ringesein,
vice chancellor of Academic Affairs in January 1999. It was also discussed with
the ECU Board of Trustees.
"There are four or five schools moving in the direction of media-computer
interfacing, and we feel that we Wanted to incorporate that into our university
said Richard Ringesein, vice chancellor of Academic Affairs. "This was a very
important decision and we felt that these two programs needed to be spotlighted
in this school
The purpose was to define the communication department by combining
B.A. program, which contains the public relations and journalism option, and w
B.S. program, which contains the electronic news, media production, and media
performance. The B.S. program was formerly part of the School of Education, while
the B.A. was part of in the College of Arts and Science. "I think the rationale for
combining computer science and communication is that there could be some
commonalities between both degrees like Web design and information technology,
and the mission of the School would be similar for both programs said Dr.
Michael Poteat, acting dean of the School of Communication and Computer
Science. "The mission is very common and it is the ideal of communicating and
transferring information
The split of the two communication curriculums occurred several years ago after
a disagreement on the philosophy of the two programs.
The computer science curriculum will have their own department, making
themselves more visible and separated from the Mathematics department.
"I am happy to see the department of computer science finally exist said
Dr. Karl Abrahamson, associate professor of computer science. "1 think that the
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1 The East Carolinian
Tuesday, August 29,2000
Aramark serves up
new choices this fall
Raising old glory
Campus eateries to bring
back old favorites as well
Laura Benedict
This fall, students can look
forward to having new food choices
in all campus dining halls and
eateries. Aramark, the food service
vendor of ECU, has introduced new
menu items which have taken a
few students by surprise.
"We have been receiving cus-
tomer feedback from the Galley
and the Spot said Dan Sokolovic,
Aramark's food service director. "In
the students' impression, there
have been dramatic changes in the
menu from what they experienced
last year
Changes across campus include
the new Upton tea bar located
Inside of the Wright Place.The
eatery also carries the new and
improved CinnaMom cinnamon
buns and a new line of Southern
Style foods.
"It's comfort food-real food
at the right place-a mini Boston
Market type thing Sokolovic
said, describing the Southern Style
"1 stopped by there yesterday
for the first time, "said senior Stuart
Parks. "It's pretty good and the
lines are a lot shorter
A variety of wraps are also now
available at the Wright Place to
meet students' demands from years
"They're much better than a
sub said freshman Jacob Chan-
In Mendenhall, chefs already
carve meats in front of students
so they can see exactly what they
are getting. The buffet is the next
dining section up for change.
Certain items are on the menu
are strategically based on what
times students most use that facil-
ity and what type of foods they
are looking for during that time
No-hassle vegetable and chicken
skewers were recently introduced
to the menu at the Spot and the
Galley, since students who visit
these locations are typically on
their way to class. Some items, such
as chicken fingers and curly fries,
were cut from the menu, frustrating
some students.
Sophomore Nicole Robertson-
West voiced her concern in last
Tuesday's issue of "TEC
"Aramark took away many
of the popular foods which many
students enjoy which included
quesadillas, chicken fingers and
curly fries Robertson-West said.
Sokolovic read Robertson-West's
comment and phoned her imme-
"I was very surprised to hear
from him she said. "The chicken
tenders and quesadillas were my
favoritethe one thing you can eat
all the time. When they weren't
there I felt like I didn't want to eat
Sokolovic informed her that he
was going to implement a change.
"We are testing a product to
bring the chicken tenders back, and
we're also bringing the quesadillas
back in some form
"This is food service, not rocket
science, Sokolovic said. "With
18,000 people, the amount of
complaints is a small amount but
it obviously affected someone's
Aramark encourages all on and
off-campus students to voice their
opinions on dining at ECU.
"The Food Services Advisory
Committee (FSAC) meeting is a
mini forum for students to come
talk about what they like, what
they don't like, what they'd like to
see change Heatherly said.
Students can also fill out surveys
that are passed out in each dining
location every semester. Resident
advisers and hall coordinators are
also available for students to give
opinions to.
"I meet with the coordinators
every other Friday and once a
month with the whole housing
staff Sokolovic said.
Sokolovic also encourages stu-
dents to speak with him directly by
calling or e-mailing him.
"This is the dining service of
this millennium-direct access
Sokolovic said. "Let us be of ser-
Meetings for the FSAC are held
every four to six weeks beginning
Sept. 5. Reservations can be made
through ECU Dining Services. Dan
Sokolovic can be contacted by
phone at 328-4753 or by e-mail at
This miter can be contacted
at copyed@ecupiratemaii. com.
A mid-day ROTC
session taught by
a senior officer
teaches cadets
to properly send
up the nation's
flag with the
proper degree
of respect The
flag may not ever
touch the ground,
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BACKDOOR from page 1
CSU student shot on campus
"In the three years I've worked here at Back-
door we've never any problems whatsoever with
the police
Billy Reuben
name at least Carlton, Billy and
Chance continued to ask for his
name and then an officer tackled
Carlton twice and then handcuffed
"The officers basically ignored
his question Maxwell said.
Brower, Smith and Killpack were then taken to the Pitt County Detention Center (PCDC) where they
were held until bond was posted.
Reuben says shortly after the officers drove away, he and the 42 other witnesses collected enough money
to pay for Smith and Killpack's bonds. Brower, however, remained detained for an extra 48 hours due to a
charge of contempt of court by Magistrate F. Pruitt.
During preliminary questioning by the magistrate, Brower had asked that he be allowed to clean out mace
from his eyes. Witnesses say he was denied the opportunity. EM I workers later gave Brower water to rinse off the
mace, to the dismay of a few group members, who preferred he be given mineral oil.
But according to Dr. Jason Hack, an assistant professor at the department of emergency medicine at the
ECU School of Medicine and associate chair of the division of toxicology, water is the best way to treat
an individual sprayed with mace.
"To my knowledge mineral oil has no antidotal effect Hack said. "Copious water irrigation and evaluation
by a licensed physician is best for an individual sprayed with mace
While Brower was in the PCDC, Reuben and the other witnesses decided to join and form the CCAPB, whose
goal is to end police brutality and bring justice to the men who were arrested. All members of the coalition have
an equal say, and a consensus must take place for decisions to be finalized.
The coalition planed to bring a list of demands to the attention of the Greenville City Council during
the GPD accreditation assessment program held at 7 p.m this past Monday at City Hall. The Accreditation
assessment program releases the findings of an examination into many different aspects of the GPD policy
and procedures, management, operations and support services. A protest rally was planned to take nlace
at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
Backdoor Skate Shop is an area retailer popular with college-age adults that sells music equipment,
skateboard gear and includes a music club downstairs. Those who spend the most time at Backdoor say this
occurrence is the first of its kind to take place.
"In the three years I've worked here at Backdoor we've never any problems whatsoever with the
police Reuben said.
"This is the first time I have seen police officers be this aggressive Maxwell said. "I've had experiences
where police officers have been very helpful
When asked if members now feel particularly vulnerable to future police reprisal, all were in agreement
with community activist and coalition member, Alex Smith, 24.
"For me, I am not afraid or scared Smith said. "I am aware that the cops are going be more attracted to what
goes on in the non-mainstream community, and I'm never afraid or scared. I'm just aware
At press time, none of the officers present during the incident could be reached for comment.
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Rob a sophomore in business
management and residence of Becton Hall, was
shot in the shoulder area, according to witnesses
at the scene.
According to NCSU Public Safety Crime Preven-
tion Officer Jon Barnwell, the shooting occurred at
approximately 10 p.m. Public Safety officers reached
the scene immediately and found the victim alert
and conscious.
Officers did not apprehend the suspect, but
Barnwell said that there was "no reason to believe
that the suspect was still in the area
No physical description of the suspect was
available at press time. Authorities have no leads on
what the motive of the shooting may have been.
The victim was rushed to WakeMed Hospital.
After being admitted to the emergency room,
Baumgart was listed in satisfactory condition early
Friday morning.
Public Safety officials contacted the State Bureau
of Investigations and SBI officers were on the
Barnwell stressed that the campus area is
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CIS from page 1
"If you had to poll the faculty
in the communication department,
most of them would vote more posi-
tively towards the new school and
the rejoining of both communication
Michael Poteat
staff is happy to see that we finally have a department
and I do not see any problem with us being with
communications in this new school
The split of the two communication curriculums
occurred several years ago after a disagreement on the
philosophy of the two programs.
"If you had to poll the faculty in the communica-
tion department, most of them would vote more
positively towards the new school and the rejoining of
both communication departments Poteat said.
The relocation of all the departments into this
new school will not change the curriculum for any
"For students who will be graduating, the diploma
will not change said Angela Anderson, acting
registrar. Computer science and communication will
be separate in the school.
"I hope that in the future there will be a link
between communications and computer science but
that is going to have to be forked out said Poteat.
This writer can be contacted
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (U-WIREJ-Colleges and
universities have found at least one way to combat
their struggle to remain up to date on the latest
technology: make students pay for it.
Increasingly, incoming first-year students are
being required to purchase and lug around their
own laptop computers. Small schools-such as
Hartwick College in New York and Clayton College
& State University in Georgia-have had computer
requirements for several years, but the trend
now has reached even the nation's largest state
Take, for example, the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, which is requiring all first-
year students entering this fall to purchase IBM
laptops. UNC is the largest institution in the nation
to implement a single-vendor program that affects
all students and faculty. The program, dubbed the
Carolina Computing Initiative, allows students to
buy computers for as much as 40 percent off of
retail prices, and faculty members are provided
free computers.
"It's a bold stroke to move the entire campus to
a mobile computing environment with a common
platform said Jerry Lucido, UNC's director of
admissions. "But the potential it has to enable
communication and to have students reach out and
bring the Internet into studies is tremendous
That's not to say UNC's program didn't meet
some opposition. The university collided with
some of the same problems run into by other
schools mandating student computer purchases. For
starters, UNC, like other institutions with campus-
wide purchasing programs, doesn't accommodate
students' individual preferences. For example,
the UNC program doesn't support Macintosh
computers. Critics also cited the program's cost,
contending that one machine-an extra $3,000 a
year for students faced with a purchasing mandate
at Wake Forest University-is too much to expect
some students to pay.
While universities are increasingly winning
their argument that mandatory purchasing and the
sacrifice of personal choices are unavoidable if the
technological playing field is to be leveled for all,
they're still unable to prove-even to themselves-that
they'll have the support services needed to support
all the computer use on campus.
A 1998 survey conducted by the Campus Com-
puting Project showed that even though more
colleges are using e-mail, the Internet and distance
learning in their courses, assisting faculty with
technology ranked as the top concern for college
computing administrators. Concern about user
support ranked second.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (U-WIRE)- They nibbled and
licked. They pecked one another chastely on the cheek
and fluttered their lashes.
But by the time the kissing professional, the slightly
nerdy-looking expert Michael Christian, got through
with them, the six student couples demonstrating "The
Art of Kissing" at University of South Carolina's Russell
House were mustering enough puckering passion to
make Al Gore look like a wuss.
It was all in fun, of course, and rated strictly PG, just
something to pass the time till classes start.
"You guys here at USC have a very romantic campus
Christian told his audience of about 300, who at turns
purred and hooted their approval of what they saw on
stage. "There's so many nice places to kiss around here.
The Horseshoe. The Vista. The cafeteria
And then, operating on the theory that it would
be a shame to waste any of them by not locking lips,
Christian engaged his six couples in demonstrations of
some of the 30 kisses he discusses in his books, "The Art
of Kissing" and "The Book of Kisses
Some were the upside-down kiss, the biting kiss and
the music kiss.
Christian, an English professor at Boston University,
says he tried to perform most of the research for his
books himself and hasn't kissed enough.
He also has taken online surveys to find out what
people think of kissing, what they like and what
they don't (women like romance, men like biting and
He has taken his show on the road, appearing on the
likes of the "Today" show and "Donahue
And, of course, he has toured colleges, where audi-
ences hoot their approval at a show that's a little bit frisky,
a little demonstration and a little common sense. Kissing,
Christian says, not facetiously, is a wonderful thing to
be doing in these days of unsafe sex. It's titillating. And
it can't kill you, though some of it, the vacuum kiss and
the spanking kiss, might hurt a little.
"Ever since the book came out ("The Art of Kissing" in
1991), every school I go to, you have students who want
to get up on stage and kiss in front of their classmates
Christian said. At Carolina, he said, he had to turn
away volunteers.
Those who won spots on stage weren't couples. Most
didn't know each other before Tuesday night, but they
didn't appear to need Christian's coaching on avoiding
first-kiss jitters, a topic he treats in his book.
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(U-WIRK)-A University of Illinois
student who admitted to orally
smuggling cocaine capsules into
the United States was sentenced
Tuesday to six months of home
confinement, the Associated Press
U.S. District Judge James Holder-
man ordered Dominique Bryant,
21, to perform 20(1 hours of com-
munity service. Holderman also
granted Bryant access to school,
church and the grocery store and
warned that any unauthorized trips
from home would result in a stint
in federal prison.
In what could result in a positive
footnote, Holderman also said that
Bryant could spend her community
service talking to youths about
the pitfalls of drug use and abuse,
adding that Bryant's own youth
could give her an edge In influenc-
ing younger minds.
"The message to young people
isn't getting through anymore
because it's coming from old
people Holderman said.
Bryant admitted to smuggling
12S grams of cocaine from Jamaica
for Leon Holmes. According to
Bryant, Holmes, 27, had promised
her $2,000 for her trouble but never
made good on his promise.
Holmes himself was sentenced
Aug. 8 to six years in prison for
recruiting women, Bryant being
one example, to swallow capsules
containing cocaine in order to
smuggle them into the US from
Jamaica. Other women hid the
drugs in jars of infant formula,
carrying real babies in their arms to
deter customs inspectors.
All told, Bryant swallowed 30
capsules of cocaine, according to
her own account.
Beyond Holmes and Bryant,
11 others have been charged for
their role in the scheme, with nine
pleading guilty and three receiving
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Vermilion Community Col-
lege (U-WIRE)-A first-year foot-
ball player at Vermilion Commu-
nity College in Ely, Minn, was shot
by one of his teammates Monday,
Aug. 21, after an argument over
sleeping arrangements broke out in
the dorm room the two shared.
Thomas Dwayne Wright, 20,
was arrested and charged with
attempted second-degree murder
and first-degree assault, said
Assistant County Attorney John
Police responded to a call
reporting gunfire at 8:25 p.m. and
found the 20-year-old victim lying
on the floor of the dorm room with
gun wounds to his head and side.
Paramedics took the man to St.
Mary's Medical Center where he
underwent surgery and remained
in critical condition Wednesday,
Aug. 23.
A dorm resident called 911
when Wright came to his room and
said he had just shot his roommate,
according to the police report.
Police arrested Wright without
any resistance, and Wright later
brought police to the wooded area
just east of the college where he had
thrown the ,380-caliber handgun,
the report said.
Football coach Keith Turner
said he had last seen Wright and
his roommate at football practice,
which had ended 4.S minutes before
the shooting. Practice had gone on
without a hitch and there hadn't
been any arguments between the
two men, he said.
"It's a tragic thing Turner said.
"You never expect something like
this to happen
Wright began attending Vermil-
ion during the spring semester and
encouraged two of his high school
friends from their hometown of
Detroit to attend the school and
play football, Turner said. Both
friends came to the school and
joined the team, h&Midu
Struck down but not out:
school prayer will continue
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)-One school district plans a moment of
silence. Another will read a secular creed. In yet another, football fans will
pray along with a local radio station before kickoff.
As Carolinas schools gear up for the first football games of the season
Friday night, they're also marking the end of a tradition.
The U.S. Supreme Court in June struck down student-led prayers at
public school athletic events. That's left many Carolinas high schools
grappling with ways to replace or retain some semblance of a practice
that's as integral to football games as the pigskin.
Still, some take comfort in knowing there's nothing to stop them
from praying privately.
"I'll pray at the ball game-it may not be over the microphone-but I'll
pray Lancaster High Principal Joe Keenan said. "The majority of people
who want to pray can do the same thing
Although most urban districts like the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
had already ended the practice, many Carolinians view the high court's
ruling as one more strike against prayer in the public schools and as
evidence of society's ever-eroding moral foundation.
In Western North Carolina, the Rev. Ralph Sexton of Trinity Baptist
Church in West Asheville is leading a movement dubbed "We Still Pray "
Nearly 350 people attended a rally at the church last month, and another
rally was scheduled Thursday night at A.C. Reynolds High in Asheville
While organizers aren't calling for educators to disobey the Supreme
Court ruling, they are asking football fans to recite the Lord's Prayer
this and every Friday night after the marching band finishes playine
the National Anthem.
"We're a people of moral values Sexton said. "We have a God-
Likewise, the Greater Gaffney Ministerial Association in South
Carolina, comprised of 20 churches of all denominations across Cherokee
County, has encouraged parishioners to stand together at games and
recite the Lord's Prayer.
In its 6-3 majority opinion, the Supreme Court said that even when
students voluntarily attended the games and decided themselves to pray,
"the delivery of a pregame prayer has the improper effect of coercing
those present to participate in an act of religious worship" and violates
their First Amendment rights. The case originated in Texas, where a
Catholic and a Mormon family objected to a policy of elected student
representatives delivering public invocations.
Sixty-eight percent of Americans surveyed by the Roper Center in
June disagreed with the Supreme Court ruling.
The American Civil Liberties Union plans to closely watch what
happens at high school football games and will consider bringing lawsuits
against districts that defy the court, said 1-aVerne Neal, program and
development director for the ACLU of South Carolina.
"In the establishment clause of the First Amendment in the Bill
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promoting religion in any way Neal said. "Therefore when students
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Tuesday, August 29,2000
Twenty arrested in
Friday night riot at JMU
(AP) A massive back-to-school
block party just off the James
Madison University campus
turned into a riot in which 20
people were arrested and an
officer was injured early Saturday
Police in riot gear used
pepper spray and gas canisters
to disperse an unruly crowd of
more than 2,000 mostly JMU
students that pelted officers
with rocks and bottles.
"The tear gas is ridiculous.
I've never seen this kind of situ-
ation before in all my four years
here, but the fact that people are
throwing bottles at the police
isn't helping much either JMU
senior Scott Wilson told The
Breeze, the school's student
Police said they tried to break
up the party at about 11:30 p.m.
Friday after receiving complaints.
The crowd, which was blocking a
roadway, refused and began throw-
ing objects at police. One officer
was injured and taken to the hos-
pital. Harrisonburg Police Sgt. Jerry
Roy said the officer was treated and
lily police called in help from
James Madison University police,
Virginia State Police and the Rock-
ingham County sheriff's office. In
all, about 35 officers responded.
At 12:30 a.m. Saturday, police
declared the event "an unlawful
assembly" and about 35 officers
closed in on the crowd. The crowd
continued to pelt officers until the
situation finally was brought under
control at about 2:30 a.m, police
During the standoff, students
lined the streets, shouting obsceni-
ties at officers, chanting, "Hell
no, we won't go and setting off
firecrackers. Two industrial trash
bins were set on fire. The crowd also
attempted to set a car on fire.
Police maintained about a
50-foot distance from the crowd,
advancing slowly.
"I saw this girl getting pepper
sprayed by the police, and she was
in terrible pain said junior Keegan
Charges included public drunk-
enness, underage possession of
alcohol, breach of peace, and failure
to leave a riot after being advised
to do so.
The back-to-school party, held
"I saw this girl get-
ting pepper sprayed
by the police, and she
was In terrible pain
Keegan Dimmick
in mostly student-occupied
townhouses within walking dis-
tance of the campus, has become
something of a tradition at
"This has been going on the
last couple of years Roy said. In
past years, police broke up the
parties without incident.
School officials did not return
phone calls seeking comment
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STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State University's radio
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speech on its Web site, after station workers found reels containing the
address in a dusty storage closet.
Station employees had been scouring the station for tapes for
its "Voices of Oklahoma" series, and came across reels containing
Nixon's May 1974 speech, given just a few weeks after the release of
the Watergate tapes.
The tapes had not been used in 25 years, said KOSU program director
Kelly Burley.
lb ensure the reels wouldn't snap when played, station workers
took them to Burley's house and baked them in a 120-degree oven
for 24 hours.
"We tried to find a way to ensure that it wouldn't snap Burley said.
"It worked fine. By baking, it restored them and the elasticity
The analog tape of Nixon was then dubbed into the station's digital
audio storage system for future use.
"I was surprised for as good as it sounded Burley said. "It's neat to
uncover a little piece of our past
The tape lasts about one hour and 10 minutes. In it, Nixon conceded
that he was a controversial speaker and also talked briefly about his
political troubles, saying the time had come to get on with the people's
He also discussed the energy crisis, inflation and the end of the
Vietnam War.
Burley said the speech got a lot of national media attention at the
time it was given.
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wash and the teams still have
a certain level of continuity in
regards to who they play, not
being eligible for the automatic
bids, the tournaments and all of
the other things that make being
in a conference fun, puts a bit
of a shadow on the upcoming
"All right, everybody put it in here. What are we playing for?"
"Pride, and hopefully a shot at an at-large bid"
"Great let's go get 'em team on three, one two three"
That could be any one of ECU's teams this season as they enter
season with one foot in the CAA and the other in the door of Confer-
Last year, ECU announced its intentions to join C-USA in the fall
of 2001. Last winter, the CAA met and decided to give ECU the boot
a year early. Through the goodness of the their hearts they allowed
the Pirates to play a CAA schedule and thus be eligible for a regular
season title.
While this season is not a total wash and the teams still have a
certain level of continuity in regards to who they play, not being
eligible for the automatic bids, the tournaments and all of the other
things that make being in a conference fun, puts a bit of a shadow
on the upcoming season.
While the regular seasons of ECU sports is going on, Pirate fans'
minds can wander into daydreams of next year and what it will be like
to be in a real national conference. More than one bid to the NCAA
Tournament, conference champs that get pasted by a No. 1 seed. Oh
yes, having our games carried by ESPN, conference tournaments that
attract more than 10,000 fans. That'll be the day.
While the visions of C-USA can get many fans and players through
the long seasons, seniors don't have it so lucky.
If they were to win the regular season crown it would effectively
negate any conference tournament and leave the CAA with the knowl-
edge that because of their own actions the best team in the conference
was not their champion and did not represent them.
Maybe there is something to play for after all.
Studying abroad provides truths, not cliches
(Georgetown UniversityH could go ahead and say
that life as I know it will never be the same, that I have
become completely well-rounded and mature, and
that now I'm ready to face anything in this world with
a confident and appreciative attitude.
But that would not be true, and, possibly worse, it
would be a cliche. And I don't believe that somebody
should study abroad to pursue a cliche.
I spent my entire junior year in Italy, studying in
Fiesole, a small town located just outside Florence.
I'll spare you the summer-vacation-book-report
version of my studies abroad, but must provide some
background info: Instead of a salad or container of
Raman for lunch, I ate a four-course Tuscan meal
every day. Instead of schlepping across a quad to
get to class, 1 stepped out of a century-old villa and
into famously tended gardens. My classroom had
a view of the Duomo, and road-trips took me to
I Austria, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, Germany, Russia and
All right, so there were some downsides, too.
I Because of visa labor restrictions, I was completely
I financially dependent on my parents. I had to take a 15
I minute bus ride to get access to the Internet. The time
zone between my boyfriend and I wasn't one hour,
but six. And yes, there were times when it seemed
as if my brain didn't have enough storage space for
all of the directions, languages, rules, regulations
land, ah, yes, academics, I was introduced to over
I the last year.
Despite the hassles, would I recommend studying
abroad? By all means yes. For how long? That's a
personal decision, but I can say I know a lot of people
I who studied for one semester who wished that they
had stayed longer. I don't know anyone who wishes
they had cut their time short.
I have a feeling some of the lessons I learned
abroad will come to me years from now and that I'll
be saying goofy things like, "Gee, I bet I picked that
up during my junior year
But there are some benefits I can clearly identify
already. For starters, I've become infinitely more
independent. I'm more comfortable with being on
my own and with making important decisions for
I'm also less of a whiner and much better about
establishing and honoring priorities. I don't complain
as much about small things I can't change, and I've
decided to make more of an effort to do the things I
want, not the things I feel obligated to do.
Believe it or not, I'm also a much better student
and worker. OK, so this is partly because there was
no American TV in Italy, partly because I wanted
my parents to know that 1 wasn't squandering their
money and partly because I realized it was time to
grow up and start doing my homework.
I've become a big proponent of taking time to
study abroad, but at the same time squirm when I
hear those general marketing phrases: "the chance of
a lifetime "priceless experience" and so on. taking
time to study in a foreign country is not something
that can be glossed over and described in a few trite
adjectives; it demeans the experience to do so.
Not every instant of living in Italy was picture-
perfect. Sometimes, it was downright annoying,
lonely and frustrating. But I recommend study-abroad
programs to all college students because I think
we deserve the opportunity to reach for that well-
roundedness, maturity and ready-to-face-anything-
in-the-world ideal.
A matter of convenience
Dear Editor,
I am writing in response to the column written by
I-eslie Griffin entitled "Abortion a Matter of Choice"
on Aug. 15. I agree with Ms. Griffin when she says
that abortion is a matter of choice, but we are faced
with moral choices daily. We choose whether we will
lie, cheat, steal or even kill. We choose to abide by
established laws or break them. You are correct when
you say "If abortion is illegal then some women are
going to find other ways to kill their unborn babies
but if abortion were illegal then women would have
to make a conscious choice to break a law rather than
to merely drive to the local clinic.
We have killed more children with abortion than
all American war conflicts combined. Why? We have
become a society of convenience with a do-what-
feels-good mentality-it has become more and more
acceptable to not take responsibility for our actions
and seek a quick fix. It amazes me to see so many
trying to justify the murder of so many unborn when
deep down everyone knows that it is wrong. Women
who have had an abortion don't leave the clinic feeling
good about the decision they've made-in reality many
are guilt ridden and become depressed.
Have we become a society where if enough people
say a wrong is a right then it must be a right? This
is the most immoral injustice since slavery and it
seems that the country is complacent about it. What
confounds me is that many people who are in favor of
keeping abortion legal are against the death penalty.
It makes no sense to execute those who have not
had the opportunity to live life and make choices
while allowing those who have had that opportunity
and squandered it to continue living at society's
We have probably killed the cure for cancer, the
invention of a water-powered automobile and several
literary works, etc. Every life is so important, yet we
discard it so easily.
So, I ask, how have we become so corrupt as a
society that we have laws that facilitate an ideology
that rationalizes what is really a deplorable act? Why
are parents encouraging their pregnant daughters
to preserve their future by destroying their own
grandchildren? What future do we have if we continue
to kill our children? The answer is simple-you figure
it out.
Charles 1 Upole
Graduate Student, accounting
Countdown to Campaign 2000
Issue: Bill Clinton
Clinton's mistakes overshadow his positive legacy
Faisal Lodhi
There have been many presidents in the history
of the United States, but only a few stand out among
them. There are those who take on the tough issues,
whether they are popular or not or politically helpful
or not. There are those who go through tough times
which can really test their commitment and their
leadership abilities.
Abe Lincoln was one of them. We cannot compare
President Lincoln to any other because he dealt with
the major issue of uniting a torn nation that no
other president encountered to that degree. Then
there was the popular PresidenfKennedy who is
not remembered so much for what he did For our
nation as he is for his assassination. We have I'resident
Nixon with all of his Watergate scandals and President
Johnson at a time of segregation.
But President Clinton has truly been unique in
all aspects even though he served in a time of peace
and stability in the nation. He has even helped to
set some precedents, which hopefully will never be
needed again.
Bill Clinton was elected president in 1992 after
serving as governor with several scandals under his
belt, including the famous Jennifer Flowers issue. It
seems as if he couldn't escape this type of publicity.
The president also had some character and moral
issues at that time and the then President Bush used
them as much as possible against him. Despite all
of this, and the fact that almost all Republicans and
even some Democrats didn't favor him, he was elected
As president, Clinton helped to bring the economy
out of the slump it was in during the Republican-
controlled White House. Many who had lost their jobs
and businesses were cutting back due to the shrinking
economy. Clinton wasted no time getting down
to business concerning this problem. After all, his
campaign slogan was 'It's the economy, stupid
Clinton also helped to pay off part of the national
debt and in nearing the end of his term, there are
even claims of having a surplus in the budget (of
course that would depend on how to define the term
A few other achievements of the Clinton era were
the welfare reform and raising the minimum wage. He
fought hard to get patients their bill of rights and even
more gun control laws, but the Republican-controlled
Congress has only been interested in his removal
from office, not passing laws which their soft money
providers dislike.
After his re-election came the scandals, the lies
and the impeachment, which undoubtedly ruined
his chance of having the type of legacy he would
have preferred. He lied to the public, threw a couple
of bombs here and there to get Monica out of the
headlines and took popularity polls what seems like
every five seconds.
While everything else is forgivable, the unnecessary
bombing is not. How can he be any different than
Timothy McVeigh other than the fact that he did it
from his desk about two thousand miles away?
And that is pretty much the story about Clinton.
While he has done so many good things and fought
even harder for the benefits of this society, he also has
had some very dark moments which really overshadow
everything he has done. It isn't very surprising that Al
Gore is now distancing himself from Clinton, trying
to put on the image of having better morals than
the President.
So where does Clinton stand when compared to
other presidents? He stands completely alone, almost
impossible to compare to anyone, even Nixon.
Issue: Bill Clinton
Countdown to Campaign 2000
Clinton marks the dark ages of history
Stephen Kleinschmit
The Clinton era will be remembered as a dark era
in the history of the United States. Since Bill Clinton's
meteoric "outhouse to the White House" rise in 1992,
never has any leader of a Western nation done more
to disgrace his country. As the intended moral leader
of the country, the president had campaigned on
a platform of "family values but has shown that
"family values" is just another politician's lie.
Certainly family values does not entail infidelity
to your wife. In the so-called "Fornigate" scandal of
1992, four Arkansas State Police officers reportedly
had direct evidence that Governor Clinton conducted
sexual affairs with at least 100 women. Early on in
Clinton's first term as governor, a Little Rock lawyer
even tried to file a criminal complaint against him
for the felony of using state police vehicles and state
employees in the pursuit of prostitutes.
There have been at least three well documented
court cases and over a dozen other women who have
claimed to have had affairs with him from the time
when he was the Arkansas governor until he reached
the presidency. When the Starr Report was released, it
read of Clinton's sexual prowess like the letters to the
editor in Hustler Magazine. Indeed, his behavior has
been a stain on America's moral fabric.
Another shining example of the Clinton legacy
has been his treatment of the military. Considerable
downsizing and lack of funding are bringing our
military forces into a critically low stage of readiness.
It is unheard of to have a president who has never
served in the military. The same commander in chief
who should encourage young men and women to
serve their country has never spent a single day in
uniform. Yet he continues to send American troops
overseas to die in limited Vietnam-style "police" wars.
The famous picture of the young, dead Marine being
dragged through the streets of Mogadishu by Somali
warlords disturbingly illustrates this all too frequent
phenomenon. And the "don't ask-don't tell" policy
has become a military term looked upon with disgust
by our armed forces as just another liberal policy that
has destroyed the morale of our troops.
And it seems that during an election year that a
candidate for the presidency would love to to have the
endorsement of the current president, Al Gore and Joe
Lieberman are doing their best to distance themselves
from the Clinton legacy. Vice Presidential Candidate
Lieberman even condemned Clinton's behavior on
the floor of the Senate in 1998. ft is with absolute
disgust in which people regard their president, and has
thankfully put George W. Bush ahead in the polls.
And as Clinton claims responsibility for the boom-
ing economy, it is the success of the American industry
becoming a world leader in technology development
that should take credit for these advances.
Even Vice President Al Gore even once claimed
that he invented the Internet. Ask any one of the
thousands of Internet startup millionaires what was
the biggest reason for their success and they would
respond it would be their hard work and long hours,
not any sort of legislation that Clinton has passed in
the last eight years, and it was certainly not Al Gore.
Indeed this boom would have occurred during the
Bush or even Reagan administration if the technology
was available.
The last eight years have been quite a strain on
the American people. The world loves to laugh at our
comical little pot smoking, womanizing, draft-dodger
of a president. I am one of many people who will be
glad to see this guy go. Heck, maybe finally we can
get somebody with some morals and ethics back in
the White House and maybe even get a little national
pride going again.

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face challenges and responsibilities
different from residence hall students.
Besides being an ECU student you are
a citizen of the City of Greenville. Here
are a few lifestyle issues to consider.
Common Courtesies
By living off campus you have become part of a larger
lmunity than the umbrella provided by the University.
You will be interacting with more people who have less in common,
erefore, attitudes of tolerance, respect, and consideration are very
mportant. Some of your new neighbors will be students, like you.
Others may be families with young children or teens. There may be
some senior citizens living on your street or in your apartment
building. All of these people with different lifestyles have to get
City Ordinances are laws defining the expected b
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that may apply to your lifestyle.
?q-4414 Games, Bikes, and Blades
i protect pedestrians, drivers, and people's cars, the city requests
ball, frlsbee, and similar sports not be played in the street.
, of Greenville has plenty of parks and open spaces to throw a frisbee,
play basketball (or soccer, or football), bike, skateboard or rollerblade. There's
a place right nel to the main campus to play bocce, shuffleboard, or tennis. You
can jog on the greenway or play roller hockey at the "extreme" skate park.
You are responsible for the actions of your guests. If things go beyond
sour control, you are still accountable. Remembei these things. It's Illegal to sell
alcohol without a permit. So il you are thinking of charging money to offset the
cost of your party, remembei it's a crime. It's also Illegal to serve alcohol to, or
purchase alcohol for, anyone under 21. There's a noise ordinance in Gre(
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number so they can call you directly if there's a problem.
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"A fanatic is one who can't change
his mind and won't change the
subject Sir Winston Churchill
theeast Carolinian
If You're Having a Birthday This Week:
You have superhuman powers this year.
Use them to push past a barrier that's kept
you stifled for ages.
Aries (March 21 -April 19)
Being overwhelmed is no excuse for
sloppiness. A partner is distracting, and by
Thursday you won't want to think about
anything else. The difficult part of work
done, plan your weekend with your mate.
Taurus (April 20 May 20)
Love is on your mind as a soulmate
becomes available. Work becomes unpleas-
ant, but do it anyway. You need the
money. Work through your concerns to
make good decisions.
Ceminl (May 21-June 21)
Home is where you want to be. Spend
time there as you can, and work out a
family problem. You have lots of work to
do over the weekend. No problem. You'll
be in the mood to knuckle down by then.
Cancer (June 22 July 22)
You're brilliant today. Tackle a house-
hold project and you'll work miracles. To
reward yourself, plan a romantic weekend.
With imagination, it should be easy to
come up with something fabulous.
Leo (July 23 Aug. 22)
Learn as much as possible. You'll go
through the material quickly midweek Not
so, over the weekend. Take it easy and mull
over what you've learned. Let it sink in,
and you may understand it on a different
Virgo (Aug. 23 Sept. 22)
Brilliant, compassionate and attractive,
choose your requests carefully and use
them where they'll do the most good since
others want to do what you ask. A visit
with siblings would be lovely this weekend.
Libra (Sept. 23 Oct. 23)
Don't worry today. Tidy up and you'll
feel better. By Thursday your attitude
should be so good you'll handle upsets
easily. Watch for one Friday�you might
not have as much money as you thought.
Scorpio (Oct. 24 Nov. 21)
Your team is red hot. With the right
group on your side, things get done. Take
on real challenges. An insider tip helps
you make wise purchases, but hold off on
Friday. What seems a bargain may not be.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 Dec. 21)
Expect white-glove inspection today.
Have facts at your fingertips and dress to
impress. Things said in jest can be taken
badly. Listen more than you talk and you
may learn things to ensure your success.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 Jan. 19)
Travel beckons. Be willing to compro-
mise, and you could gain more than you
thought possible. Keep after what you
want and enlist friends' help. A shortage of
cash doesn't have to crimp your style.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 Feb. 18)
Consult a person who's excellent with
details for the best advice you can afford.
A travel opportunity opens up and holds
your interest. If you can get days off, a
mini-vacation with a loved one goes well.
Pisces (Feb. 19 March 20)
Let your partner do the driving. Heshe
has the whole agenda figured out, so don't
waste time arguing. Rely on an expert's
opinion, but speak up if the choice is
something that you'll find difficult to live
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Features Briefs
Have you ever had a phobia
that has affected you from
doing something or have
you ever gotten over one?
"I am petrified of snakes. When I was
young, I refused to go outside when
it was hot because I knew they would
be out
Shaa'neen Khan
"I am afraid of both snakes and
spiders. Actually, if I ever saw a
spider on the door, I wouldn't go into
the house until it went away
"I used to be claustrophobic until a
friend of mine locked me in a dark,
cramped closet for 20 minutes. I
am over it now
Christopher Bembenkk
Now FEAR this
Phobias stem from
negative experience
Jason Cox
Spiders make you scream like murder, the dark
makes you want to wet the bed and being
inside a car makes you gasp for air. Whether or
not you choose to admit it, nearly everyone has
their own phobia of some sort. They can be simple
or complex and some are extremely unique and
A person who fears closed spaces is considered
claustrophobic, a commonly-known phobia. How-
ever, a person who fears knees is genuphobic, a
person who fears string is linonophobic and a
person who fears otters is lutraphobic. These are
not quite so common, but are legitimate, clinically-
documented phobias.
Although most say that phobias stem from a
negative past experience, others argue that people
may develop phobias from association.
"Phobias may stem from a negative, emotionally
tinged experience, however often times what we fear
represents an aspect of conflict said Or. Thomas
Long of the ECU psychology department. "For
example, a young woman in a case study had a fear
of thunder, or ceraunophobia, but the fear actually
stemmed from the early fear of her father's voice
when he was upset
Amazingly, some people can pinpoint the
exact incident in which they first developed their
"When 1 was about 5 years old, my father was
in the Army and took me skydiving said junior
Jerome Bacon. "We jumped out of a plane tied
together in a harness with one parachute. Ever since
then I have always hated high places
"Ever since I can remember I've been afraid of
the dark said freshman Kim Turnage. "For the
longest time I had to sleep with a light on
Whether socially common or not, phobias can
be absolutely disabling to an individual. In some
cases, people have been known to go into a state of
pure panic at the thought of their own phobias.
Fortunately most phobias can be treated or, at
least, relieved In some way. "Most phobias can be
treated by sessions that deal with the phobia itself
in small steps, or even with medications to relieve
the anxiety caused by the fear said Dr. Jane Ross,
student mental health service.
By slowly working an individual closer and closer
to a goal, they can be treated toward eventually
disabling their phobia.
For example, people who fear water can spend
time slowly getting used to a pool and eventually
set small steps until they are finally swimming. By
combining anxiety medication with regular visits
to a psychiatrist or other physician, the fear can be
approached easily and overcome.
"Some people even have a genetic predisposi-
tion to some phobias said Ross. "For example,
you may be afraid of the water because you nearly
drowned. I may have also nearly drowned, but I
may carry a disposition that would in fact make me
immune developing a fear of water
Although some phobias may be serious and
debilitating, there are also rare and humorous
Phobias that impair daily life are in most cases
treatable while the ones that are merely trivial are
sometimes not even considered important but are
also laughed off. For instance, while some people
may be rhabdophobic, it is very rare that they
would encounter a situation in which they were
being beaten severely by a rod in their daily life.
Though it aggravates some, arachibutyrophobia
is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof
of your mouth.
Barophobics fear gravity and are pretty much
out of luck.
Fear not, chances are that you are not alone
in your fears. Phobias can be pretty common and
there is a good chance that someone else shares
So, phobia sufferers should relax, take a deep
breath, and remember that other people also fear
the things you fear. Unless, of course, you are afraid
of wealth, or plutbphbblc, inSfchich case you have a
good chance of being somewhat unique.
For those wishing to research more in-depth,
there is a complete list of known phobias, as
well as a search engine that indexes by name and
symptom, available at
This writer can be contacted
Student Organization Profile: Panheiienic council
The Panheiienic Council joins forces to create three nights of recruitment activities during Fall Formal Recruitment. The
Council includes nine national and local sororities, (photo courtesy of Panheiienic)
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changed for new members
Melyssa Ojeda
"I have a phobia of heights. It's bad
because a lot of times, I can't enjoy
things like roller coasters or going
over bridges. In fact, whenever I go
over a bridge I walk as close to the
road as possible
The Panheiienic Council, the organization that
governs ECU's nine national and local sororities,
will begin fall formal recruitment a little later than
usual this year. Recruitment, otherwise known as
rush, has begun in mid-August in years past. This
year, Panheiienic decided to hold recruitment from
Sept. 1-Sept. 4.
"We're doing it during school this year to give all
the freshmen who don't like to come back early a
fair chance to get settled with school said Christina
Yarborough, president of Panheiienic Council. "In
the past there were complaints from parents who
wanted their kids to be here longer before beginning
recruitment since It's hard for freshmen to come to
a new school and start recruitment
Fall recruitment takes place over three nights. Each
night, potential members are put through a series
of rounds.
"During the first round every potential member
goes to every sorority house with a schedule set
Yarborough said. "For the first night, they get to visit
every sorority and learn about their philanthropy, their
academics and what the sorority has to stand for
For each night of recruitment, each house puts on a
different activity to acquaint potential members with
each sisterhood. Each house puts on a tour and a skit
signifying that sorority's persona and service activities.
Every sorority also has a preference ceremony guided
by rules set by each house.
Fall recruitment isn't the only way students can
participate in the activities held by sororities.
"There are a lot of ways for people to meet the
Greeks on campus without going through recruitment
Yarborough said. "A lot of sororities have open dinners
at their houses that a sorority will) advertise, you can
buy tickets, and all the money goes to charity
To join a sorority, potential members must have
enough free time to devote to their service projects,
socials and the house. However, there is no set amount
of hours one must keep to be in a sorority. The typical
amount of time a member spends with her sorority
has much more to do with how involved she chooses
to be.
"If you're gonna hold an office that takes up more
time than if you're a general member Yarborough
Contrary to popular belief, sororities do make
exceptions for those sisters who already have commit-
ments to other student organizations on campus, since
a lot of Greeks are also members of other organizations
such as ECU Ambassadors and the Student Government
"Most of the time the sorority is going to give you
time to go do things for your other organization
Yarborough said. T think a lot of people think that if
you're a new member you're not going to have time to
do anything else, and that's not true
This past spring, the Panheiienic Council beat
out other student organizations on campus for the
Outstanding Student Organization of the Year Award
at the ECU Student Organization Awards Banquet. The
night TV
Large audiences tune in
for final episode of reality show
lason Cox
"I made sure
that I was always
able to watch it
Wednesday night
to keep up
Ryan Spruill
Just 39 days after
its initial episode,
CBS networks
bestowed1 mil-
lion on Richard
Hatch, the final
contestant on its
summer prime-time
television creation,
As a contestant, 1
Hatch had to complete various tasks in addition
to taking part in voting to banish his peers for
the duration of the show. The show, a voyeuristic
mix of game show theatrics and real-life soap
opera, has provided entertainment for countless
Americans during the summer.
Love it or hate it, a vast audience tuned in for
the season finale in which the final competitor
was chosen. According to the Nielson Ratings,
the final episode of Survivor was observed by
4S; percent of television-watching households,
making it the most popular television event of
2000 next to the Super Bowl.
A favorite television choice for ECU Profes-
sor Jim Sturm, he was quick to make his own
prediction as to whom he expected to be the
final winner.
"1 foresee Rudy winning it, however, my most
major disappointment is that the most unethical
people on the show tend to be the ones who are
most popular Sturm said.
Sturm applauds the show concept and would
seize the opportunity to participate on the show
in the future. Many people who were followers
Of the show were quite surprised to see the
"I think I knew all along that it would be
Richard because 1 didn't want it to be said
sophomore Joy Perry. "1 really wanted Kelly
to win it
Although she liked Kelly as a person, Perry
feared that eventually Richard's mind games and
toying with the others would lead to his win.
"1 had hoped that Kelly would pull it off but
1 pretty much knew Richard would win it said
senior Ryan Spruill.
Halfway through the season, Spruill became
a regular watcher. "I made sure that I was always
able to watch it Wednesday night to keep up
1.AHL. i- � Spruill said.
"Although it got
incredible rat-
ings, I didn't find it
as entertaining or
suspenseful as
everyone else
Robyn Drewes
"1 think that
both Rudy and Kelly
deserved to win the
money said sopho-
more Carl Wilson. "I
like how CBS made it
a show and not just
a contest. It made it
feel more real and
An early America
Online poll stated that the winner would be
whoever was pitted against Richard. The general
consensus was that most of America, as well as
the cast of the show, disliked Richard.
Some students just weren't as excited as
others to keep up with the show.
"Although it got incredible ratings, I didn't
find it as entertaining or suspenseful as everyone
else said sophomore Robyn Drewes. "I always
watched it over and over again just to see who
got kicked off next
Whether shocked or not, many people tuned
in to see what most of America will be talking
about for the next couple of weeks. Survivor
parties, dinners and get-togethers were advertised
all week long.
Radio stations and television shows poked
fun and held forums to discuss the show. During
the nearly six week duration of the show the
Wednesday-night activities of many Americans
were planned around finding out.who was on
top and who was losing out. Everyone seemed
to have his or her own reasons for watching
the show.
Whether it was the voyeur-realness of watch-
ing the complexities of group interaction or the
game-show suspense of making a millionaire out
of an ordinary American, it seems everyone had
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Round One-Philanthropy and House Tour
12p.m4p.m.Registration in MSC
4 p.m5 p.m.Convocation at Hendrix Theatre
5 p.m6 p.m.Dinner at MSC
6:30p.m7:15 p.m.Party One
7:35 p.m8:20 p.m.Party Two
8:40 p.m9:25 p.m.Party Three
Saturday, Sept. 2
9 a.m9:45 p.m.Party Four
10:05 0:50 a.m. party Five
11:10a.m11:55a.m. PartySix
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1.20 p.m2:05 p.m.Party Seven
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Sunday, Sept. 3
Round Two-Sisterhood and Skit Day
9 a.m9:45 a.m.Party One
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11:10a.m11:50a.m.Party Three
12 p.m.Lunch
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1Monday, Sept. 4
Round Three-Preference Ceremony
9 a.m10 a.m.Party One
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8 p.m.Bid Issuance
Share an intimate evening with one of the greatest minds in history
Walking Ufht(v�a Portrait of Albert Einstein
A one-man theatrical performance starring Len Barron
Tuesday, August 29,7:30 p.m.
Hendrix Theatre, Mendenhall Student Center
Einstein reflects on the purpose of education
is to nurture thoughillness. The lesser function of thinking is
to solve puzzles and problems. The essential purpose is to discover
for oneself what is of genuine value in life. "
Barron reflects on Einstein, and life
" was Einsten s view that it requires courage to take your own
thoughts seriously. Einstein held fast to his own rhythm. Technology is
full of the most wonderful, exquisite gifts, but we live in a time where
the fax machine sets the pace of our lives. Technology is merely a tool,
and the tool has been turned into the boss. Someone once asked
Einstein where his office was, and he pulled a pencil from his pocket and said, Tt s right here
Einstein didn't have a single friend until he was 16-years-old because he preferred to follow his
own rhythm and his own thoughts. You can't do that very easily when you 're part of a gang. "
Free admission with valid ECU ID.
One guest permitted per ID.
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features@ecupiratemail. com
UNC opens male-only hall to women
For nearly two centuries, men at
the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill have coveted room
assignments in Old East or Old
West, the oldest dormitories at the
nation's first public university.
With women moving in this
fall-the first time In the 207-year-
old institution's history-the campus
is conflicted by both its break with
tradition and its eagerness to reflect
a progressive environment that
embraces men and women. The
gender integration has also kicked
up controversy about the merits
of single-sex versus coeducational
housing. It's a debate being watched
carefully by officials on other cam-
puses where same-sex housing is
closely linked to tradition. How
UNC handles the integration is
likely to affect other colleges and
universities interested in making
similar changes.
The conflict started a couple of
years ago when two students-David
Jernigan, former president of the
campus' residential housing associa-
tion, and Emily Williamson, the
campus' former student body vice
president-floated a proposal to
move women into Old East and Old
West, which were opened in 1793
and 1822 respectively. The sugges-
tion resulted in a flurry of both
supportive and angry letters and
e-mail from students and alumni
to university administrators and
student publications. In the end,
school officials agreed to make the
"I believe that integrating
women continues a more important
tradition of progressive equality at
Carolina Williamson said. "The
tradition of admitting only men to
live in Old East and Old West was
based on historic discrimination
against women by the university
But critics of the plan, such as
David Simon, a senior who served
as president of Old West during
the 1999-00 school year, said the
university had little choice but
to accept the plan or risk looking
sexist. He maintains that there
hasn't been much of a need to
convert the housing from same-
sex to coed and suggests some
women took a relatively recent
interest in living in the two historic
dormitories because they wanted to
make a very public point.
"I don't think single-sex (hous-
ing) is an evil Sutton said. "I think
that it's a very important alterna-
tive, and it can be very conducive
to a healthy lifestyle for people who
desire that type of dorm life.
"For any single-sex dorm, you
can say, 'Oh, it's not fair that either
women or men don't get to live
there he continued. "But by that
logic, we should have no single-
sex dorm anywhere in any college
in the entire country. So I think
the logic applied was pretty ridicu-
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council, has also received recent
philanthropic service and scholar-
ship awards, most recently at the
Southeastern Panhellenic Confer-
l'anhellenic will change more
than their schedule this fall.
"There's always been no alcohol
at sorority houses, none at all
Yarborough said. "Usually in the
past sororities have been able to
have alcohol at socials with frater-
nities at their houses. But now
you have to have a third party
vendor,because it is a liability to
have a social at a fraternity house.
The National l'anhellenic Council
passed it and sororities nationally
have as well
Panhellenic also invites all
student, Greek and non-Greek,
to donate blood at the annual
Blood Drive in Mendenhall Student
Center again this year on Oct. 12.
After seeing the contestants participate in countless personality
conflicts, political skirmishes and factional alliances, audiences developed
a sense of closeness to the stranded people on the screen in front of them.
Many viewers could identify with the 16 common, everyday people
which CBS selected to compete for the $1 million prize which CBS
awarded to the final survivor. The contestants came from a wide range
of backgrounds and vocations, as one competitor was a tmck driver and
another was a rocket scientist.
Although this season of Survivor is over, and winner Richard Hatch is
$1 million richer, plans are already being set and finalized for the next
"Survivor" adventure in Australia.
Unfortunately, diehard fans of Survivor will just have to hang tight
until the next season. However, if the live action drama portion of
Survivor was its most entertaining aspect, viewers may find refuge in
another of CBS' brainstorm live action series, Big Brother. Instead of
a remote island locale, Big Brother's participants are sequestered in a
large, camera-inundated compound in the middle of an urban area,
with members unable to leave the grounds freeiv. The early success
of Bit; Brother indicates that is should follow Survivor as the top-rated
show on CBS.
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Tuesday, August 29, 2000
Season opener postponed
On the cover of Sports Illustrated, Vir-
ginia Tech quarterback, Michael Vlck is so
quick, lightning can't catch him. That may
be true, but it can keep him off the field.
Sunday night's BCA Classic between
Georgia Tech and Vick's Hokies was post-
poned due to thunderstorms in the area.
The game will be made up in Blacksburg
later in the season. The preliminary date is
Dec. 1.
Tiger wins NEC Invitational
Tiger Woods has turned crushing the
world's greatest golfers into old hat. Last
weekend, he won the NEC Invitational by
11 strokes. Woods 3-under final round 67
finished in the dark Sunday night. He fin-
ished 21 -under.
His 72-hole score of 259 is the lowest
Woods has shot as a professional. It also
broke the course record at Firestone set by
lose Maria Olazabel.
And oh yeah, Tiger had the flu.
Parker to attend Kentucky
Former North Carolina basketball
recruit, Jason Parker, will reportedly attend
the University of Kentucky.
The 6-foot 8-inch power forward was
denied admissiorMp UNC wh.n one of SAT
scores was challenged.
The two-time North Carolina High
School Player of the Year, attended West
Chartotte before enrolling at Fork Union
Military Academy.
Parker flew to Lexington, Ky. this week-
end and is expected to announce his plans
in the next few days.
Comets win WNBA crown
The WNBA has only had one champion
in its history, this season it will be no differ-
ent. The Houston Comets won their fourth
straight WNBA title last weekend sweeping
the New York Liberty 2-0.
League MVP Sheryl Swoopes scored
31 points in the game two 79-73 win.
Swoopes and teammate Cynthia Cooper
scored 30 of the Comets final 32 points.
Cooper, a former league MVP
announced earlier in the season that she
would retire after the season. Cooper
scored 25 points in her final game.
Wallace wins at Bristol
In winning Saturday's
500 at Bristol, Rusty Wallace became the
first four-time winner on the NASCAR cir-
cuit. Wallace, winning his second consecu-
tive race following last week's win in Mich-
igan, is the first driver since Dale Earnhardt
to pull-off the feat.
The win was Wallace's second on
the 0.533-mile oval this season. He now
trails Winston Cup points leader, Bobby
LaBonte, by 352 points.
Wallace fought off Tony Stewart, who
led earlier in the race. Mark Martin took
third while Earnhardt placed fourth.
The East Carolinian 0
Lack of strong tournament
ties does not worry coaches Tiger'knock tt off!
Stephen Schramm
With no conference tournament and no automatic
bid waiting for the Pirates at the end of the season, the
mood should be grim.
Due to the switch to Conference-USA slated
for next season, ECU teams face a season
competing only in the regular season
of the CAA and hoping that their
win total is good enough to get
an at-large bid to the NCAA
tournament in their sport.
This situation could lead
teams and coaches to
have a dim view of
their 2000 seasons
However, many ECU
coaches don't feel
that way.
"I don't think
things will change
that much said
Women's Soccer
Head Coach Rob
Donnenwirth. "We
still have a chance for
an at-large bid and we
would have had a shot
"We still have goals
said Women's Basketball Head
Coach Dee Stokes. "We still very
much want to accomplish them
The biggest problem that a lack of strong
conference ties poses isthe exclusion of ECU from the
post-season CAA Tournaments and the possibility of
an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament that goes
to the champion of that tournament.
"I think that the biggest thing is really fighting for
the at-large bid Donnenwirth said. "We'll have to
finish one or two in the regular season and get some
big wins elsewhere to have a chance
At-large bids are given to teams who did not
win or did not play in a conference
tournament. They are awarded on
the basis of a strong regular
"We will have to rely
on our regular season and
strength of schedule
said Head Volleyball
Coach Colleen Far-
While ECU
teams will not be
able to compete for
titles in the confer-
ence tournaments,
a regular season
title is still a pos-
"I think it would
be sweet to win a
regular season title
Donnenwirth said. "If
you win the regular
season and don't go to the
tournament, I think every-
one would feel that the tourna-
ment would be very tainted
Stephen Schramm
This writer can be contacted at
sports@ecupiratemail. com.
Pirate Notes
Griffin named to Butfcus list
ECU linebacker, Pemell Griffin, was
named to the 2000 Butkus Award Watch
list. The junior led ECU in tackles in 1999
and enters this season as an All-America
candidate and an All-Conference selection.
Griffin, from Williamston, N.C. notched
121 tackles, four sacks and two intercep-
tions last season.
The watch list will be cut to 10 semifi-
nalists on Oct. 19. Three finalists will be
chosen on Nov. 9.
The Butkus Award is given to the
nation's top linebacker and is given out by
the downtown Athletic Club of New York.
The award is named after the former
Illinois linebacker and Chicago Bear, Dick
Wilson on Walker list
Senior running back, Jamie Wilson was
named to the preliminary list for the Doak
Walker Award. The award, given to the
nation's top running back, will be given
out at the Home Depot Awards show on
Dec. 7.
Wilson, from Greenville's D.H. Conley
High School, is one of 35 runners to be
named to the list.
Wilson rushed for 865 yards in 1999,
averagtn$S3j3ftSs3cahyrf1e also
scored seven rushing touchdowns.
The award is named after the late
Doak Walker, a former Southern Meth-
odist running back.
Teams continue to
prepare for Duke
Last week the Pirates continued in
their preparation for the season opener,
Saturday, at Duke.
The focus of this week's practices
have been the situational aspects of the
"Today we repeated our overtime
scheme said Head Coach Steve Logan.
'They are real tired right now. We
won't run them tomorrow, Saturday
and Sunday because they ran real hard
"So far, we are right on schedule
with our preparation Logan said. "We
had a short practice today and we are
going about an hour and 15 minutes
All right now seriously, Tiger Woods, quit it. You
proved your point. Greatest Golfer Ever, yeah, (hat's
you. Your only 24 and you did it. Best ever.
Now can we have our tournaments back? Please.
Tiger Woods is the best to ever play the game,
or any game. He has dominated his sport like no
other athlete, ever. We
say things about him
that we only reserve
for those transcendent
athletes like Michael
Jordan, Barry Sanders
and Wayne Gretzky.
"Yog have to watch,
because he may do
something that you'll
never see again we
used to say.
Only with Tiger it's
more like, "You have
to watch, because you
might see something
you won't see again,
until next week
Two weeks ago, Tiger fought off a golfer named
Bob May (who judging by the shots he was making
has a soul that's now property of Satan), to win his
second IKJA.
Less than a month earlier he destroyed a field of
the world's greatest golfers to win the British Open
at the birthplace of golf, the frustrating St. Andrews.
Earlier in the summer, he did the same thing to the
same group at the Pebble Beach in the U.S. Open
So, Tiger has completely demolished the three
most daunting courses in all of golf, Pebble Beach,
St. Andrews and Augusta National at the Masters
Tournament in 1997.
Last week, he again whipped the cream of goiPs crop
at the NEC at Firestone and it was no big deal.
This guy is going to do things thought unimaginable
in golf, and guess what, when it happens it will be no
surprise. It is incredible to think that at the next major,
next Spring's Masters, if the winner is not named Tiger
Woods, it will be a monumental upset.
Ernie Els, Phil Mickleson, Mark O'Meara or Vijay
Singh winning a major considered a shocker? Yep, as
long as Tiger Woods Is walking the eartti. -
It's not as much that Tiger has a habil of blowing
everybody away at maors. it's more than that, he
does it everywhere. It's one thing to make statements
everywhere, but quite another to make statements
every week.
It's clear that Tiger Woods will become the greatest
athlete of our generation. There isn't anyone on the
horizon who looks to even challenge him. David f Juval,
Justin Leonard and O'Meara were supposed to be the
ones to step-up and make it interesting.
None have done so. Sergio Garcia, the Spanish
prodigy dubbed "El Nino" took on Woods in an
exhibition last night, the result of which does not
matter. A year ago, Garcia looked to be a possible
Woods rival. In the interim he has done little to back
that claim.
With each blowout win and major title, Woods
underscores what everybody already knows.
I'm not angry at the guy, It's not his fault nobody
can beat him. If you were as good as Tiger, what would
you be doing. Well, you'd be winning every tournament
in site, making billions of dollars and dating a beauty
queen. Exactly what young Eldrick is doing.
At the close of last year, thee was a healthy debate
over who is considered the best of the century. Jordan,
Ruth, Ali? At the end of the next, will there be a similar
discussion? Who knows, because at 24, I iger is just
getting started.
This writer can be contacted at
Women's basketball schedule released
N.C. State, Clemson, CAA
foes headline docket
The 20(X)-01 ECU women's basketball schedule was
released last week. Among the more notable opponents
on the slate for the lady Pirates were perennial ACC
powers, N.C. State, Clemson as well as Nebraska and
a full list of CAA rivals.
The season begins Nov. 14 with a home game
against USC Spartanburg. From there the Pirates take
on Clemson, Appalachian State and UNC Greensboro
before hosting the Lady Pirate Classic.
"I think we have a tough schedule said Head
Women's Basketball Coach Dee Stokes. "I believe in a
tough schedule when you need to get your RPI high.
We've got to be able to win big games so we can get
an at-large bid
The Pirates will definitely face a big game on
Dec. 21, when they travel to Raleigh to take on the
The game precedes a Midwestern road swing that
pits the I.ady Pirates against Nebraska and Missouri
Kansas City.
Following the trip, the team will play the familiar
CAA opponents for the final time as conference
2000-2001 lady Pirate Basketball Schedule
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
10 Slovakian National Team
14 USC-Spartanburg
20 at Clemson
25 Appalachian State
28 UNC-Greensboro
1-3 Lady Pirate Classic
1 Charleston Southern 7 p.m.
3 Hofstra 2 p.m.
6 Campbell 7 p.m.
17-18 at South Alabama Tournament
William& Mary 2 p.m
at Virginia Commonwealth 7 p.m.
Richmond 2pm
at UNC-Wilmington 7 p.m.
Old Dominion 2 p.m
at American 7 p.m
at George Mason 2 p.m
at South Alabama
Consolation Championship Game
at N.C. State
at Missouri-Kansas City
at Nebraska
4 p.m.
6-8 p.m
7 p.m.
8 p.m.
8 p.m
2 p.m.
7 p.m.
2 p.m.
7 p.m.
2 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
2 at James Madison 7 p.m.
4 Virginia Commonwealth 2 p.m
at Old Dominion
George Mason
James Madison
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Tuesday, August 29,2000
Baseball Union extends
NEW YORK (AP)�Assuring baseball will have labor peace through
next season, the players' association on Monday exercised its option
to extend the sport's collective bargaining agreement through Oct
31, 2001.
The union's move had long been expected, since players generally are
happy with the deal, which went into effect in November 1996 and was
reached only after a 232-day strike wiped out the 1994 World Series, the
tint cancellation of baseball's championship in 90 years.
Players had until Thursday to exercise the one-year option
provision contained in the current labor contract, which originally
covered 1996-2000.
By exercising the option, the union ensured baseball will have
six straight years of no canceled games�regular season or spring
training�for the first time since 1966-71.
"I am grateful and pleased with the players' association's decision,
commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement. "Nobody understood the
heartache and difficulty associated with the strike more than 1 did.
Our relationship with the association is better than it has ever been,
and I am hopeful that we can find a peaceful way to solve baseball's
Many owners, however, have complained the agreement has widened
the disparity between the high- and low-revenue markets, with the
average salary rising from $1,119,981 at the end of the 1996 season to
$1,988,034 on opening day this year.
"Certainly, it's a wonderful deal for the players and they would
enjoy it continuing it for many, many years Atlanta Braves president
Stan Kasten said. "If it's not good for the industry, it creates problems
for everyone, and clearly this deal creates problems for the industry. I
think we have an industry with persistent and ever-escalating economic
The next step is the start of bargaining for a new agreement. Baseball
has had eight work stoppages since the 1972 season, and negotiations
have always been volatile, leading either to a stoppage or a postponement
Df the deadline.
"We're prepared to start whenever they're prepared to begin union
head Donald Fehr said. "It doesn't make any sense to start unless
everybody is ready
From time to time, there were talks about the possibility of an
extension beyond 2001, but they didn't lead to anything and broke off
sefore the start of the 2000 season.
Rob Manfred, baseball's executive vice president of labor relations,
agreed with Fehr's call for an early beginning of talks.
"The one thing both the parties have learned is it's probably better
to start earlier than to start later he said.
Still, owners aren't prepared to begin now.
"We haven't gotten to the point of a firm timetable Manfred
sa id.
The luxury tax, designed to slow down the rate of payroll increase
for the high-revenue markets, was a central part of the deal � it began
in 1997 and expired after the 1999 season. There was no luxury tax this
eat and there will not be one in 2001.
Owners have said the luxury tax in the current deal was ineffectual
,nd meant only the high-spending teams would get into the playoffs.
The luxury tax was Imposed at a rate of 34 or 35 percent, depending
n the year, on the top five teams by payroll, but only on the amount that
xceeded the midpoint of the fifth- and sixth-highest spenders.
A total of $30.6 million in tax was collected, with Baltimore paying
10.6 million over three years, the New York Yankees paying $9.9 million
and no other team paying more than $2.8 million.
Without the tax, the Yankees' payroll has increased from $92 million
ast year to $112 million this season.
Venus Williams takes on Open
NF.W YORK (AP)�The numbers add up for Venus Williams.
Seven more victories would run her consecutive match winning
streak to 26, give her her fifth consecutive title and her second straight
Grand Slam tournament victory.
Of course, that would mean her younger sister Serena would be
dethroned as U.S. Open women's singles champion.
"Venus is playing very well said Monica Seles, who lost to
Williams the Elder in the Pen Pilot final on Saturday. "Her serve is very
strong and physically she gets back a lot of balls, so that is a very tough
combination. It puts pressure on your own serve
Seeded third, the reigning Wimbledon winner begins her U.S.
Open bid Monday night when she faces Anne-Gaelle Sidot of France.
The match also celebrates the 25th anniversary of the first night
match in Grand Slam history.
Following Venus Williams onto the Arthur Ashe Stadium stage will
be defending men's champion Andre Agassi, who will begin the quest
for his second major title of the year against NCAA champion Alex
Kim. Agassi began 2000 by winning the Australian Open.
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario was scheduled to get Day One underway
against Joannette Kruger of South Africa. The veteran Sanchez-Vicario,
who won this tournament in 1994, is seeded ninth this year.
Scheduled to be second on was to be 1997 winner Martina Hingis,
seeded No. 1, against Russian Alina Jidkoya.
Then came Pete Sampras, a four-time U.S. Open champion and
reigning king of Wimbledon, where he won his men's record 13th
Grand Slam tournament title. Sampras, who missed last year's
tournament because of injury, took on Martin Darnm of the Czech
In other key matches to begin the fortnight, Seles, twice a winner
here, faced,fellow American Tracy Almeda-Singian; No. 15 Jennifer
Capriati, seeded at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 1993, took
on Switzerland's Emmanuelte Gagliardi; and No. 8 Nathalie Tauziat
played Bulgaria's Orlin Stanoytchev in the women's draw.
In men's matches, No. 5 Yevgeny Kafelnikov, No. 9 Lleytori Hewitt,
No. 11 Tim Henman, No. 13 Franco Squillari and No. 16 Nicolas
Lapentti were on the first-day schedule.
While Williams the Younger won't begin the defense of her title
until Tuesday, Venus Williams will be seeking her 20th consecutive
match win against Sidot. Since the French Open, where she lost in the
quarterfinals, Venus has been unbeatable.
So, does Williams think she has a good chance to win the U.S.
"I definitely think so Williams said. "A lot of times it isn't always
about playing well enough, it's about which points you play well
and how you feel in your mind. As long as I am mentally there, my
chances are really great
She has beaten Lindsay Davenport, the 1998 Open winner who is
seeded second this year, four times in their last five meetings and the
last three times they have battled on hardcourt. And she has beaten
Hingis in three of their last four meetings.
"Venus is probably playing the best tennis on tour right now
Seles said.
Tiger Woods wins NEC Invitational
AKRON, Ohio (AP)�Tiger
Woods got stung by a wasp, had
the flu and finished the NFC Invi-
tational in near darkness. Normalcy
was reflected only in the results�
another landslide victory, another
record-setting performance.
In an otherwise ho-hum final
round at Firestone Country Club on
Sunday, Woods somehow managed
to put on a show when he hit an
8-iron within 2 feet for a birdie on
the final hole.
"We could hear it Woods said
of the roar from the gallery that
remained after a storm delay that
lasted nearly three hours. "We just
couldn't see anything
This much is perfectly clear�
Woods doesn't just win tourna-
ments, he wins those with the
strongest fields. He doesn't just
post lower numbers, he sets scoring
Once his fever broke on the
fourth hole and Woods eventually
got untracked, he closed with a
67 and finished al 21-under 259.
It was his lowest 72-hole score in
his career, and broke the Firestone
record of 262 set 10 years ago by
Jose Maria Olazabal.
He wound up 11 strokes ahead
of Phillip Price of Wales and Justin
Leonard, the fifth time this year
Woods has won by at least four
"I'm a belter player than I was
last yearWoods said. "And hope-
fully, I'll be better next year
A year ago, Woods won the NEC
Invitational by one stroke over Phil
Mickelson for his fifth victory in
eight starts. Il was an amazing feat,
topped only by the fact Woods has
continued that pace the past 12
Woods became the first player
since Byron Nelson in 1945 to win
at least eight times on the PGA Tour
in consecutive years. It also was
the third time this year Woods has
successfully defended a title, the
first one to do that since Johnny
Miller in 1975.
He has won three of the five
World Golf Championship events,
and Sunday's $1 million pay check
gave him more money in the last
two years than anyone on the
career money list except tor Davis
Love 111.
Tiger Woods won his second straight
tournament at the NEC Invitational (AP)
Even more impressive about this
victory is thai Woods was coming
off an emotional taxing playoff
victory over Bob May in the I'GA
Championship, his third straight
major to match the record first set
by Ben Hogan in 1953.
Letdown is not part of his rep-
ertoire, lie started out with a 64,
tied the course record Friday with
a 61 and never gave anyone a
chance. Ultimatclv, the only race
was against time, and it turned out
to be the only close call.
Ordinarily, they would have
returned Monday morning, but
everyone pressed on.
"Because of the lead I had, I
think everyone just wanted to get
in and finish it Woods said. "If the
tournament was tied, I guarantee
we would have stopped
Why bother? Woods led by nine
at the start of the final round and
only Price and Hal Sutton, playing
in the final group with Woods, got
any closer than five shots. Woods
eliminated any drama with a two-
shot swing on No. 8 when he made
a 12-foot birdie putt after Sutton
found the bunker and hit a thin
shot off wet sand across the green
and made a Iwjgey.
There were a few thrills. Stewart
Clnk and Retief Goosen each made
a hole-in-one, and Ernie Els made
a double-eagle on the par-5 2nd
when his 5-iron from 186 yards
caught the slope behind the hole
and rolled back into the cup.
Woods, as usual, stole the show
at the end.
While not motivated by records,
he was inspired by his caddie. Steve
Williams' favorite number is 21,
and he wanted Woods to get to
21 under with a birdie on the last
hole. When Woods asked for a dry
glove, Williams gave him one�but
not before writing "21" on it as a
It was an 8-iron from 168 yards,
hit pure as can be. They couldn't
see where it landed, but they didn't
have to with the roar that came
from the green.
"I've won majors, and he was
not that excited" Woods said.
The way Woods finished
another romp of a world-class field
was only fitting. As a kid, he and
his father used to sneak on the
Navy course in Southern California
at twilight and play into the dark-
"You have to call the shot you're
going to hit he said. "That's the
only way you know where it's going
to go. It's right-hand side, two-yard
draw, three-yard cut. That's the way
I grew up playing
That's what he does now, con-
trolling his shots with such remark-
able consistency that he always
puts himself in contention, and
sometimes makes a mockery of the
rest of the field.
His last five victories have
come in three majors, a World
Golf Championship event and
the Memorial Tournament, which
always gets one of the best fields
on tour.
Price, playing his first tourna-
ment in the United States, got
as close to Woods as anyone Sun-
day�five strokes. But he bogeyed
three of the last four holes and
finished with a 69 to slip into a
tie for second with Leonard, who
had a 66.
Both earned $437,500 from the
$5 million purse.
"The experience I gained today
was invaluable said Price, a
33-year-old whose only victory
came in the 1994 Portuguese Open.
"I'm ranked 75th in the world, so
it's a big arena for me
It's enough money for Price to
earn playing privileges in America
next year, although he might want
to think twice if Woods keeps up
this pace.
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house. Close to campus. $225m 13 utili-
ties Call Anna or Missy at 752-2616.
PITBULL PUPPIES, champion blood lines, first
shots, dewormed, UKC, ADBA, registered.
Parents on site. Great companion pet. Males
and females available. Many colors available.
Deposits accepted. 412-1908.
PAGERS" tNeLUDtNQ activaliun and 1 month
service for $29.95. ABC Phones located at
316-D E. 10th Street across from Kinko's.
Telephone 931-0009.
AAAA! EARLY Specials! Spnng Break Bahamas
Party Cruise! 5 days $279! Includes meals,
parties! Awesome beaches, nightlife! Departs
Florida! Get group - go free! springbreaktrav- 1-80O678-6386.
CELLULAR PHONES as low as 1.00. 160
minutes for $25 a month. No roaming in
NCSCVA ABC Phones 931-0009 Located
across the street from Kinko's Some restrictions
SIMMONS SLEEPER sofa, good condition,
$20.00. After 5:30p.m 353-0153.
DODGE COLT, 1987, hatchback, light blue, stick
shift, no air, just inspected-good condition,
160,000 miles $900 0B0. Phone 830-1960
or 328-6475, ask for Mary Alice
DRAFTING TABLE, good condition, $75 Call
329-9808, ask for Mike
Clinics 96-1017. Youth Clinics: ages 6-7,
8-9, 10-M, 15-18. Adult clinics for beginner
through advanced Registration starts 822.
For all functions & campus organi-
Call J.Arthur @ 252-258-2722
AAAA! SPRING Break Specials! Cancun 8
Jamaica from $389! Air, hotel, free meals,
drinks! Award winning company! Group leaders
free! Florida vacations129! springbreaktrav- 1-800-678-6386
LARGE DORM refrigerator $75 Small dorm
refrigerator $45 Glass coffee table $20 OBO.
Please call 757-8776, keep calling until someone
answers. Thank you.
QUEEN SIZE waterbed. Includes waveless
1 year old mattress, liner (new), frame, head-
board. 8 drawer captains pedestal and heater
Very comfortable! Bedroom suite in one! $300
Call 355-3404
SPRINGBREAK 200t Hiring orrearnpus reps
Sell trips, earn cash, go free Student Travel
Services, Amenca's �1 student tour operator.
Jamaia. Mexico, Bahamas, Europe. Florida.
PROFESSIONAL DJ service luokmg tor mobile
DJ's Experience preferred but will train the
right person. Call 1-800-306-7424.
Basketball, East Carolina University Respon-
sibilities include filming home games and
practices, maintaining equipment inventory.
assisting with game day activities, and other
duties as assigned by the coaching staff.
Prefer an individual (male or female) with a
strong work ethic and desire to be part of an
athletic program Person will travel with the
team. Inquiries: Contact Barry Ferrell. ECUWB,
252-328-4586. Stipend for the year.
TENNIS INSTRUCTOR openings with the
Greenville Recreation and Parks Department
15-25 hours per week. Starts 831. Call Chris
at 329-4559. Clinics start 96
www srrByouf�e org V800- 355 SHAHfc
OUTDOOR YOUTH Soccer Coaches. The
Greenville Recreation 8 Parks Department is
recruiting for 12 to 16 parttime youth soccer
coaches for the outdoor youth soccer program
Applicants must possess some knowledge
of the soccer skills and have the ability and
patience to work with youth Applicants must
be able to coach young people ages 5-15 in
soccer fundamentals. Flexible hours according
to class schedule. Hours are from 3p.m. until
7p.m. with some night and weekend coaching.
This program will run from September to Mid
November. Salary rates start at $5.25 per
hour. Starting date August 2: closing date is
after positions are filled. Applications should
be forwarded to Ben James. Dean Foy. Judd
Crumpler. Athletic Dept, Greenville Recreation
6 Parks Department. PO Box 7207 Greenville
NC 27835.
ATHNET EVENT Services, formerly known as
Staff One Events, will be hosting a job fair for
ECU football and basketball games, as well as
other events, on August 24. 31 and September
5. The job fairs will be held at Minges Coliseum
from 5-8:30 p.m. For more information, call
COMMUNITY SCHOOLS & Recreation is look-
ing for individuals who are knowledgeable
in the area of soccer to be Soccer Officials
for their youth soccer program Games will
begin in late September on Saturdays through
November 11, 2000. Anyone interested in
these positions should contact Sherry Williams.
Recreation Coordinator at 8304244.
work with 1 yr ok) part-time Flexible day hours
Must have experience. Call 5314107.
YOUTH IN-LINE Hockey Coaches. The Greenville
Recreation & Parks Department is recruiting
parttime youth Inline Hockey coaches. Applic-
ants must possess some knowledge of the
hockey skills and have the ability and patience
to work with youth. Applicants must be able
to coach young people ages 5-15 in hockey
fundamentals. This program will run from early
October to mid-December.Salary rates start
at $5.15 per hour. Applications will be taken
until the positions are filled. For more informa-
tion, please call Judd Crumpler. Dean Foy
or Ben James at 329-4550 between 2-7p m
CLEANING CREW needed Part-time Monday-
Friday 6-11p.m. cleaning medical offices near
hospital. Criminal background information
required. Must be detail-oriented. $6-7hr
PASSION ESCORTS now hiring escorts and
dancers. Earn as much as $500 to $1000 a
week. Call 747-768
RART-TfME WORKERS needed tor Republican
Campaign. Flexibfehours. learning about
campaigns, and meeting other people Call
Brad at 830-1841
FOOD DELIVERY dnver wanted part-time, per-
fect for students. (7-13hr) 2-way radio provides
unparalleled freedom when not on a delivery
Reliable transportation imperative, knowledge of
Greenville streets advantageous Call 756-5527
or visit
DELIVERY PERSON needed Apply in person at
Mattress Plus, 606 E Arlington Blvd Mature.
responsible, clean-cut need only apply No
phone calls please.
ADVERTISING AGENCY seeks graphic designer
Minimum 2 years experience. QuarkXPress.
Photoshop. Illustrator and Flash required
Fax resume, salary history and professional
references to 321-0125.
COMMUNITY SCHOOLS 6 Recreation is look-
ing for individuals who are knowledgeable in
the area of Volleyball to be Site Supervisors for
their youth volleyball program. The program
runs on Saturdays beginning on Saturday
September 9 - October M, 2000. The rate of
pay is $6 00 per hour and anyone interested in
these positions should contact Sherry Williams,
Recreation Coordinator at 8304244.
COMMUNITY SCHOOLS & Recreation is look-
ing for individuals who are knowledgeable
in the area of soccer to be Site Supervisors
lor their youth soccer program. The program
runs on Saturdays beginning on Saturday
September 9 - November 11, 2000 The rate of
pay is $6.00 per hour and anyone interested in
these positions should contact Sherry Williams,
Recreation Coordinator at 8304244
a local Women's Clothing Store, is now filling
part-time positions Employees are needed for
Saturdays and weekdays between 10AM and
6PM. Individuals must be available for some
Saturday work The positions are for between
7 and 30 hours per week, depending on your
schedule and on business needs The jobs
are within walking distance of ECU and the
hours are flexible. Pay is commensurate with
your experience and job performance and
is supplemented by an employee discount.
Apply in person to Store Manager, Joan's
Fashions, 423 S. Evans Street, Greenville
(Uptown Mall)
CHRISTIAN NURSERY workers needed Sunday
mornings 9:15-12:15 Additional hours available.
Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church, 510
S. Washington St Apply at church office. Office
hours 8a m -12noon, and 1:30-5p.m
LOCAL ONLINE entertainment E-lme now hiring
writers for features, reviews, sports and movie
columns. Also hiring models for t-shirts and
other merchandise. Call 551-1020.
THE RECREATIONAL Services Intramural
Department is recruiting volleyball officials.
Interested individuals should attend the
meeting Wed Aug. 30, 2000 at 9pm in SRC
202 For further information, contact Summer
Talley or David Gaskins at 328-6387.
COMMUNITY SCHOOLS 6 Recreation is look-
ing for individuals who are knowledgeable in
the area of volleyball to be volleyball referees
for their youth volleyball program. Games will
begin in late September on Saturdays through
October 14, 2000. Anyone interested in these
positions should contact Sherry Williams,
Recreation Coordinator at 8304244.
DO YOU Need a good job? -The ECU Tetefund
is hiring stutter to contact alumni and par-
ents for the ECU Annual Fund $5 50 hour
plus bonuses. Make your own schedule If
interested, call 3284212. MTH between the
hours of 3-6 p m
STUDENTS NEEDED to work part-time at Grady
White Boats in the touch up area. Afternoon
hours available Must be able to work a mini-
mum of four hours per day. Skills required for
position are hand and power tool knowledge
and some experience with sanding, bulling,
rework and routing. Please apply in person
at our employment at 5121 Greenville Blvd.
during the hours of 8:004:00 Monday through
THERMAL-GARD is currently seeking highly
motivated, energetic individuals to join our
growing team! We are looking for full and
part-time employees for our Call Center. Our
benefits include: salary & bonus checks, paid
training, daily incentives 8 weekly prizes. $50
for good attendance. Blue Cross Blue Shields
insurance and great work environment Better
call now because these positions will be filled
soon and you will have missed out on this
excellent opportunity Call: 3550210
FALL INTERNSHIP - Learn massage, marketing,
public relations. Earn money while you learn
the latest massage techniques CaH 353-3100
for details
DUE TO expanding business. Golden Corral
is now hiring in all positions, full 6 part-time
Benefits available. Apply in person 24p.m
M-Th, 504 SW Greenville Blvd. No phone
calls please!
$$$$$TUT0RS NEEDED$$$$$: Looking for
some extra money (best pay on campus!) and
a way to improve academically? Do you have
3.0 or better GPA? Become a tutor for the
Office of Student Development-Athlebcs? We
need individuals capable of tutoring any Level
(0001-5999) in all subject areas Undergraduate
students are paid six dollars an hour ($6) and
graduate students are paid seven dollars an
hour ($7) If this sounds like the job for you.
please contact Jennifer Sawyer at 3284550
for further information
BABYSITTER WANTED for after-school child-
care and carpool for four school-age children.
Experience preferred Call Janice, 329-8406.
STUDENT WANTED: $8 00 per hour to do light
housework: ie� cleaning. Hours can be flexible.
Call 215-0920
DSS INSTALLER part-time, no experience
needed. $8 per hr Call 561-8514 between
10a.m. and 6 p.m.
SKATEBIKE PARK and In-Line Hockey Rink
Attendant. The Greenville Recreation and Parks
Department is recruiting individuals willing to
work 15-30hrs a week with some background
knowledge in one or more of the following
areas: in-line skating, skateboarding or in-line
hockey. Applicants will be responsible for
overseeing both the skate park and in-line
hockey rink at Ihe Jaycee Park. The SkateBike
park is open Tuesday-Friday from 2p.m. until
dark, and Saturdays 10 a.m. until dark and
Sunday from 12 noon until dark. Salary rates
range from $5 50 to $6 50 per hour For
more information, please call Dean Foy. Judd
Crumpler or Ben James at 3294550 after
2p.m. Monday-Friday.
LTA Pi would like to welcome everyone back.
Good luck this semester!
TO THE Panhetlemc Councit, we thank you
and appreciate all of the hard work that you
have done for recruitment! Love, the sisters
of Delta Zeta
GOTTA D.J? Cakalaky Entertainment has just
upgraded its system" Better lights, better
sound, same great price! Call Jeff today at
531 5552 and book your event!
RUSH PHf Kappa Tau August 28-31 from
8-11p.m For more information and for rides call
the house, 752-0469 or call Jon at 931-9530.
engagement! Love. Gamma Sigma Sigma
DELTA ZETA would like to wish the entire Greek
system a great recruitment!
DELTA ZETA welcomes all new and returning
students back! We hope that you have a great
NEED RIDE to Raleigh for weekends. Wirl pay
for gas. Please feel free to call 758-3726 and
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FALL RETREAT sponsored by Campus Crusade
for Christ wiH be held in Myrtle Beach. South
Carolina, September 8-10. Vist
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CLUB LACROSSE meeting. Wednesday Aug.
30 at 8:30 p.m in Menhenhall room 244.
New members of all skill levels are welcome.
ent Affiliates chapter of the American Chem-
ical Society will have its first meeting on
Wednesday. August 30th at 5p.m. in the
Flanagan Conference Room Pija and refresh-
ments will be provided Questions? email
ZETA PHI Beta Sorority Incorporated interest
meeting will take place August 31st at 8 p.m.
in the Speight building in room 129. For any
questions or concerns please contact Bndgitte
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Tuesday, August 29, 2000
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Penn State drops
out of AP Top 25
Penn State lost more than the
Kickoff Classic over the weekend:
The Nittany Lions are out of The
Associated Press Top 25 college
football poll for the first time since
the end of the 1992 season.
Soundly beaten by USC 29-5 on
Sunday, Penn State saw its streak
of being ranked in 119 consecutive
polls end Monday with the release
of the Al"s first regular-season
The Nittany Lions, who had
the fourth-longest run of consecu-
tive rankings behind Nebraska,
Florida State and Florida, entered
the game ranked 22nd.
The last time the Lions were
unranked was in the final poll
of the 1992 season, when they
finished 7-5 alter a loss to Stanford
in the Blockbuster Howl.
Nebraska and Florida State
remained 1-2 in this week's poll as
the top 11 were unchanged from
the preseason poll.
The Cornhuskers, who open
their season Saturday against San
Jose State, collected 35 first-place
votes and 1,728 points from the
71 sports writers and broadcasters
on the panel. The Seminoles, 29-3
winners over BYU in the Pigskin
Classic, had 30 first-place votes
and 1,723 points.
Alabama, which opens its
season Saturday at UCLA, was third
with three first-place votes and
1,577 points, followed by No. 4
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place vote, and the Hurricanes
open their seasons Thursday night.
Wisconsin plays Western Michi-
gan, while Miami goes against
McNeese State.
Michigan was No. 6, followed
by No. 7 Texas (two first-place
votes), No. 8 Kansas State, No. 9
Florida and No. 10 Georgia. K-State
opened with a 27-7 win over Iowa
in the Fddie Robinson Classic.
Virginia Tech, which had its
game against Georgia lech post-
poned by violent thunderstorms
and lightning, was No. 11, fol-
lowed by No. 12 USC (up three
spots), No. 13 Tennessee, No. 14
Washington, No. 15 Purdue, No.
16 Ohio State, No. 17 Clemson,
No. 18 Mississippi, No. 19 Okla-
homa and No. 20 TCU.
Illinois was No. 21, followed
by No. 22 Southern Mississippi,
No. 23 Colorado, No. 24 Michigan
State and No. 25 Texas A&M.
The Aggies, the only new team
in the poll, open at Notre Dame
on Saturday.
Nebraska's streak of consecu-
tive poll appearances is up to 310,
followed by Florida State's 184 and
Florida's 178.
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