The East Carolinian, September 7, 2000

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Assault Alert
Greenville Police detectives are investigat-
ing four reports of a white male subject who
approaches females walking in the area of 1 st
to 5th streets, near ECU's campus.
The incidents have occurred between Aug.
13 and Sept. 5. Two of the reports indicate
the man, driving a white Ford truck, reached
out the window and grabbed the victims as
they walked by him. Two other reports indi-
cate he was walking and grabbed the victims
as he approached them.
All victims describe the man as a white
male, 5-foot-8-inches to 6-foot in height,
medium build, short brown hair, three of the
reports indicate facial hair (mustachebeard).
Two of the reports indicate he was wearing
glasses. His age is estimated to be between 20
to early 30s.
Anyone who has information about this
man, or who has been approached by
him, should contact the Greenville Police
Department at 329-4300 or PittGreenville
CrimeStoppers at 758-7777.
Pirate football
ECU plays Virginia Tech in the first home
football game-of the season at ECU's Dowdy-
Ficklen Stadium. The nationally televised ESPN
game starts at 8 p.m.
Take Back the Night March
All student organizations are invited to par-
ticipate in a Take Back the Night March,
part of the Sexual Assault Awareness Week,
which will take place Sept. 18-22. The march
will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept.
18 at Belk Hall on College Hill and will con-
tinue down to main campus, ending at oyner
The purpose of the march is to increase
campus and community awareness of the
problem of sexual assault. Marchers can also
bring a banner or sign with the organization's
name on it. Contact Karen Kus at 328-4173
for more information and to RSVP by Sept.
New Latino organization
September is Latino Heritage month and in
an effort to involve all students on campus,
our office is providing help to Latino students
in starting a student organization. There will
be a meet-and-greet social at 7:30 p.m. Sept.
14 in Mendenhall Student Center, Great Room
At 8:15 p.m. there will be greetings from:
Dr. Lathan E. Turner, assistant vice-chancellor
for Student Life and director of Intercultural
Student Affairs; Chancellor Richard Eakin; Dr.
Garrie Moore, vice-chancellor for Student
Life; Brent Queen, president of the ECU Stu-
dent Government Association; Ty Frazier, assis-
tant director, Student Leadership Develop-
ment and Nell Lewis, director of the Ledonia
Wright Cultural Center.
Contact Rachel Tucker Cherrier of Intercul-
tural Student Affairs in 204 Whichard Building
at 328-6495 and 328-0370.
Do you think the decrease
In enrollment Is noticeable?
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online about campus issues.
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Gerrard, Pirates await test
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Enrollment dips below expectations
Campus officials plan
to survey students for reasons
Melyssa Ojeda
The number of students enrolled at ECU this year
has dipped below campus officials' expectations due
to last year's implementation of higher academic
standards for undergraduate students.
Fall semester enrollment is currently at approxi-
mately 17,850, 650 below the 18,500 total the Univer-
sity had expected.
"This is the second-largest class that we've ever
had said Dr. James Kieckley, associate director of
Planning and Institutional Research. "We're just not as
high as we were last year
The implementation of higher academic standards
which went into effect for freshmen during the 1999
fall semester, and for other students during the 2000
spring semester, may be the cause of the dip. About 210
more undergraduate students were suspended at the
end of the 2000 spring semester than would have been
if the old suspension figures had been applied.
"We know the retention standards changed, and
that had some effect (on enrollment Kieckley said.
"Probably putting people on probation earlier than
they would have in the past
According to Dr. Dorothy Muller, dean of under-
graduate studies, before new retention standards went
Into effect, a student needed to nave a grade point
average of at least 1.6 and between 32-63 hours of
attempted hours of credit to avoid probation andor
suspension. Since some schools at ECU require students
to have at least a 2.S before declaring their major,
this made it tough for students to get into their
major of choice after starting off on the wrong foot
as freshmen.
"Some of the difficulties a freshman faces involve a
major transition to a different place where there's more
freedom, less structure, and the demands for good
decision making are harder to meet
Now, to avoid probation andor suspension, students
are required to have at least a 1.9 GPA and 60-74
attempted hours of credit.
"Based upon initial observations, I believe that
having the new.academic standards has given our
students goals that they are going to meet Muller said.
"Ultimately, they will be able to get into majors quicker
and graduate with academic records that will allow
them to have more impressive resumes later on
Campus officials also point to other explanations
for ECU's lowered retention rates. Graduate enrollment,
which is about 120 below last year's 2,764, typically
"This is the
second-largest class that
we've ever had. We're
just not as high as we
were last year
Due to newretenton standards, ECU has seen a recent decrease in the number
of continuing students, (photos from ECU'S official Web site)
drops during an economic boom.
"Part of the reason for the dip is that graduate
enrollment went down, which isn't unusual during
good times Kieckley said.
Also, graduate enrollment for distance-education
classes has increased, which explains the low graduate
numbers on campus.
"A lot of people would have commuted before,
but now they can get their classes online Kieckley
Other reasons for the decrease in enrollment will
continue to be examined by both Undergraduate
Studies and Planning and Institutional Research
through student surveys.
"No clear problems in getting classes, housing or
financial aid seem to be present, said Robert Thompson,
director of Planning and Institutional research. "We
are analyzing the demographics of the students who
did not return
When asked if the decrease in enrollment may
Dr. James Kieckley
have anything to do with the pres-
ence of Hurricanes Dennis and Floyd
last fall, officials did not rule out the
"We don't know how or if Hur-
ricane Floyd directly contributed to
the dip), but we are trying to look at
that Kieckley said.
Whether or not ECU's student popu-
lation decreases will not lessen the
need for passage of the upcoming bond
referendum Nov. 7.190 million of the
$3.1 billion in higher education facili-
ties bonds would go to ECU to help
the university accommodate for future
enrollment increases if the referendum
is passed.
"This last year a combination of
things came into play, but 1 don't think
anybody here views the decrease as
being permanent Kieckley said.
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Campus officials believe the dip should not lessen the
importance of passage of the upcoming bond referendum,
(photos from ECU's official Web site)
Campus bus involved in accident
ECU driver charged
with safety violation
Nancy Kuck
An ECU bus was involved in a head-on collision
with a passenger vehicle on Thursday, Aug. 31. The
accident occurred late Thursday morning on Charles
Boulevard near Minges Coliseum and Pirates Place.
There were no injuries.
According to police reports and witnesses, the driver
of the vehicle, sophomore Amy Brookshire, moved into
the turning lane first to make a left into the apartment
complex. The bus driver, Joyel Hargett, steered the
bus into the turning lane to make a right into Minges
Coliseum when the accident occurred.
"The driver has been with us for about two months
said Scott Alford, adviser of the ECU Transit Author-
ity. "There were no problems before this accident
Hargett was charged with a Safe Movement Viola-
"I saw the bus moving into the turn lane when the
car was already there said witness Angela Moore,
sophomore. "Then there was smoke
According to Moore, the driver of the bus was
at fault.
"A lot of people, other than myself, need bus drivers
with more experience Moore said.
ECU Transit performs a thorough review on all
drivers before hiring. According to Alford, even with
the most responsible bus drivers at the wheel, traffic
accidents are inevitable.
"ECU has been really good with the whole thing
by providing a rental car for the time being said Amy
Brookshire, sophomore and driver of the car involved
in the collision. "The only thing that upset me about
the whole thing was the bus driver's reaction to the
entire scene claiming it was not her fault
Brookshire stated that she has nothing against the
ECU Transit Authority and would use the bus service
if need be.
Hargett was unavailable to be reached for com-
This writer can be contacted
Parking Information for Sept. 7 Football Game
The ECU Pirates will play Virginia Tech at Dowdy-
Ficklen Stadium at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. This
Thursday night game will affect parking in university
parking areas beginning at S p.m.
All parking adjacent to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium is
reserved for Pirate Club Members, handicap parking,
ESPN equipment and vendors, all by special permit.
Only those with authorized football parking permits
will be allowed to park in reserved areas.
Therefore, all student, faculty and staff vehicles will
need to be removed from areas north and south of the
stadium, and north and west of Minges Coliseum by
5 p.m. on Thursday, with the exception of the lower
Ficklen Drive Park and Ride Rapid Shuttle lot.
Vehicles remaining in reserved parking areas at 5
p.m. will be towed to the lower Ficklen Drive Park and
Ride lot as space permits.
Parking control personnel on site will direct
individuals to their vehicle if it has been towed.
Although there will not be a towing charge, failure to
move a vehicle will cause considerable inconvenience.
Students and staff utilizing the Park and Ride Rapid
Shuttle Service should park at the lower Ficklen Drive
lot if planning to return to their vehicles after 5 p.m.
FAST vans will make their last run to the Gold Lot
at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
For those planning to attend the game, general
parking is located at Harrington Field and the School
of Allied Health Sciences Building (AHSB) parking lots.
A limited number of spaces will be available at AHSB as
this is a freshman parking lot, and most freshmen will
be remaining on campus.
The public is encouraged to use Park and Ride
Shuttle Service provided between the stadium and the
old Nichols parking lot adjacent to the Hilton Hotel
on Greenville Boulevard. Shuttle service begins at 6
p.m. and continues throughout the game. The cost for
park-and-ride service is $5 per vehicle.
Following the game, law enforcement personnel
will direct traffic away from the stadium area.
Additional information may be found on the Web
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2 The East Carolinian
Thursday, September 7,2000
Meet your SGA executives
Tomorrow is last
day to file for office
Michael C. Aho
For the last two articles I have
written, 1 have given you a brief
overview of SGA and what it can
do for YOU. This week, I am going
to inform you on three important
topics regarding SGA, for my last
week of general discussion.
Theiirst item of which you need
to be aware is that the IJVST DAY
for fall elections filing is tomorrow,
Sept. 8. If you do not come into the
SGA office and speak with Millie
Murphrey, you will not be able to
run for legislative office this year.
We need a diverse group of
candidates, willing to help change
the ECU SGA into a true representa-
tive body.
; The second item of business
�to tune in to is the new SGA task
force for the bond referendum
(to be voted on Nov. 7), which is
being spearheaded by President
Brent Queen. ECU will receive
approximately $190 million is the
referendum is passed, so please
call the office if you would like to
And finally, an introduction
of the people that help make the
ECU SGA function. The advisers
for SGA are Bill Clutter, Jim Sturm
and Melanie Bunch. The Executive
Branch is composed of Brent Queen
(president), Damon Stafford (vice
president), Sadie Cox (treasurer) and
Sarah Evans (legislative secretary).
The Judicial Branch is led by
Robert Nicks (attorney general) and
Don I.effew II (advocate for accused
students). Ms. Millie Murphrey
serves as the SGA secretary for the
main office in Mendenhall Student
Center (MSC).
To get involved in the SGA at
ECU, stop by the office in Room
255 on the second floor of MSC.
The phone number is 328-4726.
Check out one of the informational
flyers hanging on that door even
if you have no idea what YOU can
do for your school. Next week: The
new COC.
Sept. 1
Unauthorized Use of a Parking Decai-A student in Scott Hall was
issued a campus appearance ticket (CAT) after officers discovered a
resident parking decal displayed on his vehicle. A freshman decal is
registered to the vehicle. The subject advised he had bought the decal
from another student.
Hit and Run-A staff member reported witnessing another staff
member hit a parked vehicle with a state-owned vehicle while driving
north of Cotten Hall.
Driving While license Revoked-A non-student, was arrested for DWLR
after being stopped on 5th Street for driving without headlights.
Sept. 2
Auto Accident; Driving While Impaired; Damage to Property-A
student, was arrested for DWI after an officer observed her back into an
emergency bhie light phone in 4th and Reade streets parking lot.
Breaking and Entering; Larceny-A non-student reported her vehicle
was broken into and several items were stolen while it was parked at the
Brody School of Medicine (BSOM) Outpatient Center.
Larceny; Forgery-A staff member at BSOM reported that another
staff member had been discovered using forged prescriptions at a
pharmacy in Grifton.
Sept. 3
Intoxicated Person-Officers responded to a call in Slay Hall in which
a student was extremely intoxicated. He advised being on prescription
medication, but refused to be transported to Pitt County Memeorial
Hospital. He was issued a CAT for underage use of alcohol.
Larceny-Two students reported having items stolen from their locken
in the Scales Field House,
Sept. 4
Resist, Obstruct and Delay; Possession of a Weapon on Campus-
non-student, was arrested for the referenced charges after being observet
acting suspiciously near Ctuistenbury Gym. He was found to be carryinj
a 9 inch hunting knife.
Assault; Assault on a female -A student reported another studem
followed him to Belk Hall where a verbal argument resulted. Both partiei
advised being assaulted by the other but refused to press charges. Each,
were Issued CATs and one was banned from Belk Hall.
Sept. 5
Communicating Threats-A student in Aycock Hall reported thai
while in the bathroom an unknown male entered and made threat!
at her.
Larceny-A staff member reported that a laptop computer was stoler
from her unlocked office in Joyner Library.
Shopliftlng-A student was issued a CAT after two witnesses observet
him shoplifting a football from the Student Stores.
Sept. 6
Possession of Stolen Property-A student was arrested for possession
of a stolen hanging parking decal after an officer discovered it in
the vehicle.
The Community Coalition
Against Police Brutality, a
group of over 40 individuals,
many of whom are ECU
students, stood in protest
outside Greenville's City Hall
last week. The group recently
formed to help combat police
brutality in Greenville after
student Ben Brower Tjy a
GPD officer. -fpTioto by Jeff
On Wednesday, Army ROTC conducted an awards ceremony
in the campus mall in honor of cadets for their completion of
Advanced Camp 2000 and other meritorious records achieved
over the summer, (photo by John Stowe)
(From left) Erica Moore, a rec therapy major, Melissa Catanzarite, an urban and regional
planning major and Karen Matthew, a broadcasting major sat outside the Wright Place
Wednesday afternoon to represent Kappa Delta, which was recently invited to establish a
chapter at ECU. Colonization will be conducted Sept. 8-10. (photo by John Stowe)
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(U-WIRE)-As China's political and
economic systems become more
open, the legal system there is
changing, which is why one college
professor says he invites Chinese
students to come and study law
in America.
University of Missouri-Kansas
City professor Patrick Randolph
says the Chinese students want
to learn more about the American
legal system because of changes in
their country.
Randolph began teaching law
in China seven years ago, and in
the last two years has had Chinese
students come to Kansas City to
study law.
One student, Zhang Xi, said
he wants to learn American law
because China's legal system will
For example, as the country
moves toward having more per-
sonal property, real estate law needs
to be developed and practiced.
With increased trade and busi-
ness ties with other countries and
global corporations, lawyers in
China will need to know how
America's legal system works, stu-
dents say.
As the students are learning
about American law, they also are
learning about American life.
(U-WIRE)-A former Florida A&M
University dean was arrested Friday
and charged with failing to register
as a sexual offender when he came
to Florida.
The Florida Department of Law
Enforcement said Kiah Edwards III
was arrested in Houston, Texas,
where he had returned after resign-
ing earlier this week.
He quit just three weeks after
beginning work as an associate
dean at FAMU after faculty at the
historically black university linked
Edwards to a 1996 rape conviction
in Texas.
Edwards, 52, who came to
FAMU from Alabama State Univer-
sity, accepted the position this
spring. On his employment appli-
cation, he checked a box stating he
had never been convicted of a first-
degree misdemeanor or felony.
But Texas Department of Public
Safety records show Edwards was
convicted of aggravated sexual
assault on a 13-year-old girl in
Liu Ze noticed that when he
walks around the city, drivers let
him cross in front of them on the
street, while smiling and waving
at him.
"1 feel like a king said Liu, who
came to the United States from
Beijing three weeks ago.
Liu is amazed that Americans
form lines and stay in them without
cutting in or arguing.
That doesn't happen in China.
While they are here, the stu-
dents hope -to expose American
students to the Chinese culture.
"China is the unknown (in
America) said Liu. "It is associated
with evil. But now they can see
Chinese people; they eat, drink.
They go to the bathroom
Liu then laughed at his own
Another Chinese student, Shen
Fang, said China and America,
although enemies in the past,
have a lot to share. She said China
practically copied U.S. law when it
recently created a securities law.
And the way the Chinese legal
system uses mediation, rather than
constant bickering, could help the
U.S. system, she said.
"If Americans are humble
enough, they can learn from other
countries Liu said.
November 1996 and sentenced to
10 years probation. He is currently
registered as a sexual offender in
Texas, the FDLE said.
By law, sex offenders must
register with the local sheriff's
office or with the FDLE when they
move to Florida. Investigators
said there's no record of Edwards
having registered when he moved
to Tallahassee.
Edwards had to attend a court
hearing in Houston Friday and
was arrested. He was being held
at the Harris County jail pending
Edwards' conviction was not
discovered during FAMU's check of
his references this spring. Univer-
sity officials don't require all new
employees to undergo background
checks, only those working with
sensitive computer files, children
or law enforcement.
Edwards' position consisted of
administrative duties and possibly
teaching biology classes.
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ECU employee fired for previous hacking conviction
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP)-ECU has fired a computer
services employee who admitted to hacking into the
school's computer network nearly three years ago.
ECU computer services hired Nolan Waithe Grant
to work on its help desk about two weeks ago. He was
fired Friday, a few days after his hiring was reported
in "The Daily Reflector
A university statement did not explain why he
was fired, but ECU spokesman John Durham said
the dismissal "was not related to the hacking State
personnel confidentiality rules prevented Durham
from elaborating, he said.
Officials at university computer services were
unavailable for comment Friday. Grant declined to
Grant pleaded guilty in December 1997 to hacking
into ECU'S Unix computer network and denying access
to an authorized user, both misdemeanors.
He and Jason Cooper Hines, both students at the
time, were arrested in November 1997 following a
State Bureau of Investigation Inquiry into a university
computer system shutdown earlier that year. The Unix
network is used for faculty-student communication.
Their actions shut down the system and destroyed
some students' files.
A criminal record does not necessarily prevent an
applicant from being considered for employment at
ECU, according to the University's job applications.
Catholic hospitals deny rape victims emergency contraception
PHILADELPHIA (AP)- Some Roman Catholic
hospitals do not tell rape victims about emergency
contraception unless they ask, even though it is a
standard treatment, a University of Pennsylvania
study found.
Catholic health-system officials said misun-
derstandings persist, but official church policy
allows hospitals to discuss emergency contraception .
with rape victims and provide it under certain
Emergency contraception is performed by taking
two high doses of birth-control pills. It is effective
at preventing pregnancy if the pills are taken within
72 hours of intercourse.
Penn's survey is not the first to examine emergency
contraception at Catholic hospitals, but previous surveys
were conducted by abortion-rights activists.
The survey was conducted two years ago and
published in the September issue of the American
Journal of Public Health. It questioned 27 urban
Catholic hospitals nationwide and found that 12 di
them had rules against informing rape victims about
emergency contraception. Four of those hospitals said
the rules were strictly followed.
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In the weeks leading up
to this enormous and excit-
ing game, TEC has made
numerous attempts to get
m touch with various people
in media relations in the AD
office, only to be ignored or
put on hold.
While many of us at TEC will stand and applaud ECU's football
team when they play Virginia Tech, many of us will still be booing
the Athletic Department (AD) for their lack of commitment to us as
a student publication.
In the weeks leading up to this enormous and exciting game, TEC has
made numerous attempts to get in touch with various people in media
relations in the AD office, only to be ignored or put on hold.
Granted, we aren't ESPN, but we do publish a newspaper for all
students, a task we are proud of and take very seriously. We want nothing
more than to provide students with a quality newspaper filled with
interesting and creative articles, as well as information. In order to do this,
it is crucial that the many facets of this university work together to provide
the best opportunities for the student media.
There isn't any reason that we shouldn't have open communication
with the AD. Despite the fact that the Virginia Tech game is a highly
publicized event, there should be a sense of loyalty to the students
that make up ECU.
A representative from the AD office should proudly assume their role
in the media and take an active interest in the student body. If anything,
officials should take pride in the fact that their student journalists care
enough to try to cover events to the absolute best of our capabilities as
opposed to regarding us as a nuisance.
We realize that you are extremely busy, especially this time of year, but
that doesn't excuse the fact that you have a responsibility to all students
to aid in making ECU a first class operation. We hope to someday have
a better relationship with the people who make the various programs a
success, whether that be with coaches, athletic directors or the media
relations office.
Hopefully in the future, our phone calls will be accepted, our questions
answered and our requests honored if at all possible. Other than that
Be prepared to shop around for the perfect guy
Few question significance of Independent vote
(The Hullabaloo-Tulane
University)-Polls estimate that
fewer than 50 percent of those
eligible to vote will participate in the
upcoming November presidential
Although the majority of voters
are registered with one of the two
major political parties, mainstream
America loathes partiality and iden-
tifies as moderate. Few would ques-
tion the power and significance of
the Independent and swing voters.
The competition of any political
campaign requires each side to
acknowledge the significance of
borrowing some of the other party's
ideas, and in many ways, emulat-
ing their specified goals. With this
stems a shallow line between the
Democrats and Republicans.
Voters have been forced to be
more concerned with finding a
protean candidate who will do the
most to strengthen the economy,
restore civility and tend more to
various other heated issues than
with party affiliation.
In the world of politics, affiliat-
ing oneself with a party implies a
responsibility to represent the party
admirably. This truism became
especially apparent after Indepen-
dent Minnesota Governor Jesse
Ventura announced that he would
like to be reincarnated as a size 38
double-D bra.
Although presidential candi-
dates Al Gore and George W. Bush
have each personally taken on mild
swings left and right, their chosen
running mates, Joe Lieberman and
Dick Cheney, represent extremes.
While George W. opposes abortion,
it would be no surprise to see Dick
Cheney picketing with posters of
fetuses. And while Al Gore supports
a pro-choice decision, Joe Lieber-
man is an avid supporter of late
term abortion rights. It has become
apparent that this year's struggle
for voter participation will also
incorporate the need for educated
Over 19 million people voted
for Ross Perot in the 1996 election.
More people in California voted for
Ross Perot than people in Arkan-
sas did for Bill Clinton. Unques-
tionably, this election is going
to include the struggle between
Cheney's Christian values and
Lieberman's chutzpah.
Cheney possesses just enough
zest to send a voter into a coma,
but is reputed to be loyal and a fine
balance to the young Bush, who
lacks a certain capability needed to
operate the White House. Cheney
is a common middle-aged white
man, who really has no dirt on
his record, except for the media's
uncomfortable focus on his disap-
proval to daughter Mary Cheney's
rumored homosexuality.
Analysts have called Lieber-
man more conservative than Jesse
Jackson, but many Americans'
stomachs turned in knots when
he chose to call himself a "Jewish-
American One cannot forget
that the Vice President is a heart
beat (or heart attack) away from
the Presidency, and too many
may be atraui U have a Modern
Orthodox Jew so close to running
the country.
Lieberman, whose religious
background is different from most
who have run on major party
tickets, has been compared to John
F. Kennedy. The major difference is
that Kennedy never called himself
anything but an American. It was
the media who chose to bring up
his Irish Catholic background.
The election will, in the end,
turn out to be a struggle between
Bush and Gore, but undoubtedly
Cheney and Lieberman's positions
on the issues will influence the
swing voters and Independents.
The two men's only common trait
is their candid ability to express
their opinions and take a stance
on important issues.
Three months away from the
election leaves enough time to go
out and research the candidates'
history. Both Bush and Gore have
taken chances in their choices of
running mates. Now it's up to the
American people to take a chance
and vote for whomever they feel
will do the best job in office.
Regardless of who ends up
in office, apathy is unlikely to
permeate the White House during
the next four years.
Sheryl Hammer is a New-
comb College sophomore.
Comments can be sent to
(University of Texas at Austin)-
Okay career women, listen up.
You're a growing breed. Making the
grade and snagging that recommen-
dation is probably not your biggest
obstacle. Brains, beauty, bravery.
Check, check, check. Having it all
is the name of the game.
Boys? There are probably more
of them calling than you know
what to do with, which is just as
well. There is no better time in life
to date than when in college. At
least you know they can read.
But ironically, many college
women are equally frustrated with
finding a fulfilling relationship.
Already found Mr. Right? Read
no further. Consider yourself a
step ahead: one more item crossed
off from that ever-trailing list of
"Things To Do Today. Or Very, Very
For the rest of us who must
face the idiosyncrasies of reality-
juggling-work, school, community
service, exercise, ambition, family
and friends-the desire for "a perfect
romance" creates an extra twist on
that already hectic life.
Oh, don't deny it. The com-
plaints are profuse and have all
been aired.
"He's so laid back he's down-
right lazy
"He's cute but there's no chem-
istry. He's no fun. What a dud
"Argh, doesn't he care about the
corruption of our government?"
"He wants commitment-eek! I
can't even commit to my GPA
And voted most popular: "He's
too demanding-I don't have that
kind of time
If only interpersonal relation-
ships came with a manual. But luck-
ily, through personal experience,
dating can be compared-almost
too perfectly-to another familiar
sport: shopping.
(And with "minimum input,
maximum output" being such a
popular mantra to success, may
someone else's bane be your bless-
Tip number one: try on every-
thing. Assumptions can be the
root of demise of all potentially
beautiful relationships. Give the
guy a chance. If you don't try on
the dress, assuming the color won't
look good on you or it might not
fit right, you might miss out on a
really good deal. And just because
it looks good from afar doesn't
mean it is. Many of them like to
talk about how much they work
out to look that good.
Two: don't hesitate to return
or toss out any unsatisfactory mer-
chandise. If after you've given
him a chance but he makes you
unhappy, please do not let your
boundless compassion rear its
nagging head. Staying in a bad
relationship may not be worth the
price. Do you give 100 percent and
get 10 percent? Does he use and
abuse you? Please do what you'd
do with shoes that don't fit.
Three: if you know a good thing
when you see it, treat it right. Guys
are the same way: they don't know
what you're thinking. At least, give
thema hint. What they know is
based on what you do. That Is a
truth held to be self-evident. If that
perfect dress needs dry cleaning,
take it in.
Four: be careful of fraudulent
goods. There will be a few Don
Juans along the way who will say
everything you want to hear and
do everything you want a guy
to do, but they won't mean it.
Not all Prada purses are made by
Prada. There are guys who fit the
stereotype: they do not think with
their brains. (No explanation neces-
Five: have a general sense of
what you're looking for. Tfou don't
want to waste an entire day at the
mall, not that a busy woman like
you would. But, not knowing what
you want doesn't always have good
results: more money is spent-not a
great bargain gained.
Ditto with accepting dates with-
out regard to who asks. Some-
times, it's nothing lost and nothing
gained. More often, the repercus-
sions can are harsh, especially if it's
the wrong guy whispering sweet
nothings into your drunken ear.
Finally: don't be afraid of falling
in love. Thinking about how you
could conquer the world with that
little red dress is not the same as
actually letting yourself do so. If
you like the guy, girlfriend, just like
him. Don't deceive yourself with
a I-can 't-fail-right-now-I-have-to-
save-the-world-first antic.
Transition to college is great challenge
Bond referendum needs students votes
Finding words that voice the
way I feel about the bond referen-
dum is difficult, and to be totally
honest, I'm torn on the issue.
Passing of the referendum will
allow ECU and other North Caro-
lina institutions means of expand-
ing their growing campuses and
renovating buildings, along with
providing better technological
equipment if necessary.
On the home front, ECU will
renovate its buildings and finish
the construction of the Science
and Technology Building behind
the Howell Science Complex along
with renovating labs. And guys,
we don't want that construction
behind Howell to be there forever.
After all, from someone who
knows nothing about construc-
tion, it only looks like the workers
hired to build the new building
are only going over the same dirt
everyday. We don't see a difference,
but maybe they can. And if the
bond doesn't go over, especially if
it's because we didn't even bother
voting, it'll be our fault because
we'll have nothing to look at except
for clay, dirt and silent bulldozers
because the construction would
have to be halted until sufficient
funding is raised.
Voting offers students an oppor-
tunity to voice their opinions by
their Yay or Nay vote. If you vote
no, you are essentially saying you
don't want ECU to allow more
students in than what we have
now. The incoming students won't
have adequate facilities in which to
successfully grow and learn.
If you vote no, you are possibly
tired of the university's over-popu-
lation and students fighting to make
themselves noticeable and unique
across the campus, where most
students are fighting for parking
spaces and are known only by their
social security number.
But If you vote yes, you are
considering the future and how
prospective students will have it
better than us. They'll have better
facilities and have access to better
equipment. Who knows, maybe
one day they'll become one of our
bosses even though we went to
the same college.
But in all truth, in order to
better the University, its future
and the education of incoming
students (who may be our chil-
dren), the bond referendum is
a necessity. In order to provide
students with an excellent educa-
tion, the school needs funds.
Passing this referendum is one
important step in making this
We, the students, are always
complaining how no-one, espe-
cially the administration, hears
what we're really saying. Now is
our chance to let our opinions
be heard one way or another. So
This writer can be contacted
The bell ringing, students rush-
ing to get to class in time coming
from their school bus, and doing
that last bit of homework that is
due within the next few minutes.
Sounds familiar? Of course it does,
that's life as we knew it in high
The transition from high school
life to college has been very stress-
ing, but at he same time very excit-
Stressing because of all the prob-
lems that students have had with
the Financial Aid and Cashier's
Offices. "The check isn't here yet"
and "You owe more money" were
the most often phrases heard while
in the office. Exciting because of all
the new experience, moving into
the residence halls and meeting
new kinds of people.
Students are nervous because
of the new environment with new
faces. Being shy doesn't help anyone
at all, especially new students. But if
one meets the right people, shyness
will not be a factor anymore.
A major difference between to
two periods of our lives is the fact
that you're on your own. There are
no parents there to wake you up
for breakfast or to yell at you to
wake up. They will not be there to
tell you not to go out because it's a
school night. Being independent is
one of the greatest challenges we
will have to face as new students.
We have to make our own deci-
sions and balance our own lives.
We are in charge of our own loves
which makes it harder for us. This
is a task that should not be taken
lightly because one mistake is all
it takes to turn out lives around,
for the worse.
One thing we should have in
college is an open mind. ECU is
made up of different kinds of peo-
ple-there are differences in people's
sexual orientation, religious beliefs
and ethnicity. Despite out differ-
ences, we need to acknowledge
them as people with feelings. Nega-
tive or derogatory remarks will only
lead to unnecessary problems.
Living in the residence halls
can be a very exciting time of our
college life. It's a great way to meet
new people and make friends. Not
knowing who you're rooming with
is what most new students, like
us, do. It's the time to start over
from scratch with a clean slate.
Developing a friendship with your
roommate can be very interesting.
Some will just click right away.
But some will not get along so
quickly, but gradually start a friend-
ship. There are always cases where
some just can't get along and they
end up switching roommates. �
Talking about problems in an
early stage is a good way to prevent
a bigger complication. Take me for
example, my roommate and 1 have
different backgrounds and beliefs.
We both decided that instead of
seeing it as a disadvantage, it should
be to our advantage. It would be
a learning experience for the botH
of us.
As we start a new chapter in our
lives, we will have many hurdles
to jump over. It's up to us on how
we cope with these obstacles. But
just remember that college is not
a party zone.
College, not only teaches aca-
demic skills, but also prepares us for
the real world to come. It teaches
us responsibility that will hopefully
carry on to our careers. Not all of us
are going to make it to graduation,
a plain and simple fact. But if you
have the right mind set, heading to
college is a great way to start.
Don't get me wrong, there's
nothing wrong with partying and
having a good time. But remember
that there's always a proper place
and time to do it. Just remember,
it's not fun telling your parents you
have just failed out of college.

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Jacob Parrish
"Yeah, I think that it's worth it
although I don't think that seniors
should have to go through the same
procedure to get tickets
Carl King
"Oh yeah, I have never been to an ECU
game and I am really looking forward
to sitting in the student section
Josh Thiel
"It's worth seeing Michael Vick, a
potential pro, playing and seeing how
the Pirate defense handles him
Cermaine Cordano
"If they win it will definitely be worth
J.R. Cariton
"I think that they should have a better
system. You should be able to just go
to the game, show your ID and get
a ticket
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Service dogs trained
to help owner, not cuddle
Jason Cox
ECU is host to six service dogs whose responsibility
it is to perform their job of leading and giving a helping
hand, or paw, to their owners with disabilities.
Whether they are leading the way to class at the
Brewster Building or simply alerting their owner to a
phone call, they are working a daily job for students
who are visually impaired, who are deaf or who use
a wheelchair.
Service dogs are functionally necessary to their
owner. Any thing that could get in the way of their
function will need to be remedied or eliminated
according to C.C. Rowe, director of Disability Support
"Service dogs are an extension of the person and
will receive equal treatment to the buildings and
facilities on campus as any other individual would
Rowe said.
Rowe warns that any stray on campus could be a
threat to service dogs and their owners and therefore
will be reported to the appropriate authorities.
"This department will be completely supportive
to any people with service dogs or disabilities Rowe
Although human nature would cause most to reach
to pet these companions, it is best for students to resist
the temptation.
"When someone reaches to pet my dog, it is like
trying to grab the steering wheel out of a driver's hand
said student Stella Gibbs.
She understands that people may want to pet
O'Brien, her Golden Retriever, but it is best to just
ignore the dog.
"When a service dog is in its harness, it is on the
job and is trained to ignore people passing or nearby
Gibbs said. "If you see the dog in a harness, please
ignore them
Lately there have been a few problems on campus
with students trying to pet or whistle at the dogs. This
can not only interfere with what the dog is specifically
trained to do but it can also harm the owner.
"If my dog was to see someone who had pet her
while in her harness, she may think that it is all right
to go in front of a car or another dangerous obstacle
in order to receive more attention said Dr. Nancy
Badger, from the Center for Counseling and Student
Badger is also concerned with pets that run loose on
campus. This may be a distraction or source of danger
for her and Heidi, her service dog.
"If you see a person with a service dog and you have
a dog with you, it is always polite to let the person
know that another dog is approaching Badger said.
"This will avoid possible confusion if the service dog's
attention wanders. Bikers and skate boarders should
also beware. The dog may not always pick up as quickly
on which way to go to avoid a fast moving object
on a sidewalk
These animals may be stern workers by day but once
the day is done and the harness is removed the animal
Right: Student
rehabilitation service
major Stella Gibbs and
her dog take a walk
that's all business.
Gibbs says that if you
see a dog in harness,
please ignore it, or you
may endanger the life
of the dog's handler,
(photo by Bobbie
Below: One of the loyal
K-9s in the harness
that help the seeing
impaired live normal,
happy lives, (photo by
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"When someone reaches to pet my dog, it is
like trying to grab the steering wheel out of a
driver's hand
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is immediately in "pet mode" and is able to do all the
things that our pets at home do. The dog is trained to
understand that with its harness on, it is at work and is
not to act as though a normal pet would.
People may aspect the dogs and the service they
provide, but it is important to understand how helpful
the dogs can really be.
"Although it is not the dogs responsibility to get
the owner out of being lost, I can recall at least one
incident in which Heidi did just that Badger said. "We
were somewhere near the construction beside the Rawl
Building and Heidi was hesitant to my commands.
1 simply told her 'Heidi lets go to work' and she
immediately began leading the way back to my office. 1
have no idea what route we took, but she lead me from
being lost all the way back to the office
Badger said that Heidi is able to locate their hotel
room from among the many others after only one
visit to the room.
"My last dog actually remembered where one of my
classes in Brewster had been and motioned me toward
the door almost three years after I had a class in that
room Gibbs said.
Gibbs gives lectures arid seminars on guide dogs
and hopes to raise awareness about the dogs and the
purpose they serve.
"I would much rather someone approach me
and ask questions about my dog than to try and do
something unknowingly that could harm the dog, or
myself Gibbs said.
This writer can be contacted
Tailgate recipe:
Stuffed Mushrooms
24 large fresh mushrooms, 1-12 to 2 inches
in diameter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped red sweet
2 tablespoons finely chopped green andor
yellow sweet pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons dry white wine
18 teaspoon salt
18 teaspoon pepper
12 cup finely shredded smoked Edam
or smoked Gouda cheese (2 ounces)
13 cup fine dry bread crumbs
Wash and drain mushrooms. Remove stems.
Chop enough stems to make 1 cup; set aside.
Lightly brush rounded side of mushroom caps
with about 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Place
mushrooms, cavity side up, on a shallow baking
pan; set aside. In a skillet cook chopped stems,
onion, red sweet pepper, green andor yellow
sweet pepper and garlic in the remaining olive
oil over medium high heat for 3 to 4 minutes
or till tender, stirring frequently. Carefully add
white wine, salt and pepper. Cook and stir about
1 minute more or till all but about 1 tablespoon
of the liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat.
Stir in cheese and bread crumbs. Spoon cheese
mixture into mushroom caps. Cover and refriger-
ate for 2 to 24 hours. Bake, uncovered, in a 400
F. oven about 15 minutes or till mushrooms are
tender and filling is hot. Makes 24.
Make up to 1 day ahead, stuff mushrooms,
cover and chill. To serve, bake as directed.
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14. Play Eye of the Tiger
13. Boo Va. Tech
12. Paint your face
11. Make posters
10. Toast one to the Pirates
9. Buy a program
8. Tailgate
7. Yell really loud
6. Wear purple and gold
5. Do the wave
4. Decorate your car
3. Camp out for tickets
2. Attend an after party
1. Camp out for tickets to go to the
Worth the wait
Pirates 38
Duke 0
And the wait was long. Students
camped outside of Minges Coliseum all
night on an oh-so-rainy Labor Day to obtain
tickets to the first home game of the season
for the ECU Pirates, that is, until tickets ran
out, and the die-hard fans were forced to
make a mad dash for Mendenhall Student
Center. The Pirates were victorious last week
in their season opener against Duke Univer-
sity, which had nothing at all to do with
the "Beat Dook" signs, we think, (photo by
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offers hip-hop education
New York (AP)-Hey, all you fans out there who think you know so
much about hip-hop, answer this one:
What college did Fab Five Freddy attend?
Stumped? OK, try this:
What is rapper Kurtis Blow's real last name?
No answer for that one, either? Tsk, tsk. Not as knowledgeable as you
thought, hmm? (The answers, by the way, are Medgars Evers College
in Brooklyn and Walker.)
But don't worry. If you didn't have the answers or didn't even know
who Kurtis Blow is, help is on the way, in the form of a new game.
The Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Board Game is several hundred questions
worth of hip-hop trivia, everything from artists and their songs to the
culture and its history.
The game was created over a several-year period by the people at the
Hip-Hop Hall of Fame organization, a group that is currently Internet-
based and seeking public input toward the creation of, yup, you guessed
it, a hip-hop hall of fame.
The first phase is held via the group's Web site, The
board game is the second, according to Olu, the group's spokesman and
one of the creators of the game.
"Holding public elections was a fundamental thing we had chosen to
do, but I along with a few others felt it wasn't enough. Late one night, it
hit us. The game was born probably around three in the morning said
Olu, who only goes by one name.
The game board is on an actual record, and is designed to mark
a recording artist's path from unsigned artist to (hopefully) hall of
famer. Players start on the outside rim and work their way toward
the center by correctly answering category questions. Categories are
artists, songs, industry and culture. The answer to each of the several
hundred questions has been verified in seven different sources to ensure
accuracy, Olu said.
There are spaces to avoid, such as the scandal space that sends a player
back to the beginning, as well as good ones, like making a successful
second record, to send a player ahead. There are also X-pile spaces, where
a player who is on one can't get off until he or she successfully answers an
extremely difficult question from the X-pile of question cards.
The game's creators hope that hip-hop "heads" (fans) will gain a better
understanding of the work artists must put into a successful career by
following the path of. the game, as well as of hip-hop history.
"It's a source of entertainment, of course, but it's also a direct
way of making the public aware of what hip-hop is all about. A lot
of heads claim that they know hip-hop. This is a great way to test
them Olu said.
The game is expected to be available via the group's Web site starting
Sept. 1. The standard version, with about 600 questions, will sell for
$19.99, and the deluxe version, with over S(X) questions, for $24.99. An
R&B game is in the works as well.
Board games have continued to be popular even in this age of high-
tech entertainment, said Mark Morris, director of public relations for
Hasbro Games, which markets games including Monopoly and Scrabble.
In 1999, sales of the company's 30 most popular classic board games
were up by 6 percent.
Game playing remains popular because the experience provides
face-to-face social interaction between players, Morris said.
Volunteer diver swims
with sharks in aquarium exhibit
Newport, Ore. (AP)-John Gring (19), a student at Oregon
Coast Community College, has been a certified diver for five-and-
one-half years and has done a lot of ocean diving.
But until this summer, there were a couple of things he'd never
done. One was to swim with sharks. The other was to hold a
conversation underwater.
Grlng says he's having a ball doing both those things as a
volunteer diver in the 1.32-miIlion-gaUon tank that contains the
Oregon Coast Aquarium's popular new "Passages of the DeeD"
exhibit. v
The exhibit allows visitors to walk through a 200-foot acrylic
tunnel that takes them through the middle of three separate
undersea habitats containing 5,000 sea creatures ranging from
sharks to skates.
Gring took center stage for a brief time Tuesday in the "Oribrd
Reef" section of the exhibit, which replicates a well-known reef off
the Curry County coastline.
Wearing a black wet suit, he swam among rock fish and sea bass
and an occasional wolf eel living among the rocks.
Gring also wore a scuba tank and face mask equipped with
a microphone that allowed him to talk with visitors gathered
in the tunnel.
"How you doin John?" asked a smiling woman who spoke
into a microphone as Gring glided directly over the crowd gathered
"I'm doing great he replied, his voice coming over speakers
installed inside the acrylic tube.
Gring hung suspended next to a big rock and some floating
kelp and proceeded to tell the crowd below about the Orford Reef,
a 200,000 gallon exhibit that holds 1,100 animals representing
41 species.
As he talked his voice sounded very normal, except for
occasional Darth Vader-like breathing sounds coming from the
mask that looks a little like the one worn by the famous "Star
Wars" character.
"Right now, the water is just under 53 degrees, so I'm a little
cold Gring confessed.
The woman with the microphone, Corrina Wood, the aquarium's
dive safety officer, invited questions from the crowd.
Nobody wanted to take the microphone but they relayed
questions through Wood.
They asked about what the fish eat, and the diver told them
krill (a small crustacean), shrimp and small fish.
And yes, the bigger creatures sometimes eat the smaller ones,
he said in answer to a query.
'There are sometimes fish that are hungrier than others and
can't wait to be fed he said. "But it's a pretty rare occurrence
Soon it was time to end the questions because the crowd was
stacking up in the tube behind the people who had stopped for the
impromptu interview with the diver.
"All right you guys, wave goodbye to John Wood said as Gring
glided to the surface, air bubbles and a stout line wrapped with the
"wire" for his sound system trailing behind.
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Broncos lose backs
Playing in the Denver Bronco backfield has
been hazardous to the health of their running
backs lately.
In Monday night's 41-36 loss to the defend-
ing Super Bowl Champion St. Louis Rams, run-
ning backs Terrell Davis and Olandis Gary both
went down with injuries. Davis twisted his
I ankle early on and did not return. He later had
to be helped to the team bus by way of a
cart. It is unclear whether he will play Sunday
I against Atlanta.
His backup, Gary, was injured in the third
quarter but continued to play. He finished the
I night with 80 yards on 13 carries.
After the game, Gary was diagnosed with a
Itorn ACL and will undergo season-ending knee
I surgery in a few weeks.
Ladies draw fills out at Open
Venus Williams has not lost in the last 24
�mes she has played a match. Tuesday the
Jtreak continued with a win in the U.S. Open
uarterfinals over Nathalie Tauziat 6-4, 1 -6,
No. 1 seed Martina Hingis easily defeated
honica Seles 6-0, 7-5 in their quarterfinals
lay. Williams will meet Hingis in the semifi-
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Caminiti to leave team
1996 NL MVP, Ken Caminiti announced
Tuesday that he will leave the Houston Astros
Jfor personal reasons. It is expected that he will
oe unable to return this season.
The third baseman has been fighting wrist,
sack, shoulder and foot problems all season.
A source close to the Astros reported that
Caminiti will be taking a chemical dependency
Cone hurts shoulder
Yankees right-hander David Cone dislocated
lis shoulder Tuesday, in Kansas City. Cone,
vho won the 1994 Cy Young while with the
iRoyals, hurt his non-throwing shoulder while
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damage once the shoulder was put back in
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"Maybe there's a chance I can still get some-
Ithing done this year. I really can't tell at this
Women face daunting Olympics
The U.S. Women's soccer team is riding to
Sydney on a wave of popularity that has not
lessened since their victory in the World Cup
finals last year over China.
Despite being a gold medal favorite, the
team faces a difficult challenge in the first
round, opening against Norway and rematch-
ing with China three days later. In 33 games
played since the beginning of this year, the
U.S. team has lost four, three to Norway and
one to China.
U.S. coach April Heinrichs knows her team
faces an uphill battle. "Norway and China are
two of the best three teams in the world. We
have the'most difficult bracket. It's going to
be like the semifinals immediately. There's no
warmup in the Olympics
Ahead of the curve
Number: 9
Position: QB
Class rank: Jr.
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 235 lbs
Durham, N.C.
Best known for:
Scambling ability, strong arm and
creativity out of the pocket.
Canard continues mobile
quarterback tradition at ECU
Stephen Schramm
David Garrard showed up for Monday's
press conference almost half an hour
The 6-foot-3-inch 235-pound quarterback
entered the room, cell phone in hand, wearing
purple and gold shorts and a T-shirt with a teddy
bear on the front. The soft-spoken junior patiently
answered the questions of the numerous reporters
that hung around just to speak with him hefore one
of the biggest games in his career.
He deftly steered every question pertaining
to the much-hyped match up between he and
Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Vick into a
discussion about his teammates and the skill of
the Hokie team.
While much of the media attention for tonight's
game will be on Vick, arguably the best player in
college football, Garrard, in his second year as a
full-time starter, will also be under the microscope.
"I just try not to worry about it too much
Garrard said. "People are going to say whatever
they want. I've just got to go on about my business,
answer a few questions but never get overwhelmed
about anything
"David can handle it said Head Coach Steve
Logan. "He's one of the most level headed guys
I've ever been around. That's not an issue with
him at all
Logan's certainty that the media glare won't
get to his quarterback comes from past seasons in
which Garrard has played well beyond his years.
"He gives you a chance to be able to handle the
types of stress that a game like this ami a team like
Virginia lech can put on you Logan said.
Garrard entered the ECU program in 1997, a
hefty, strong-armed quarterback from Southern
Durham High School with hours of highlight film
featuring would-be tackiers being bounced, dragged
and bulldozed.
After being redshirted in 1997, Garrard shared
playing time with Bobby Weaver under center for
the Pirates. When Weaver went down with a knee
injury in the Oct. 31, 1998 loss to Houston, the
job became Garrard's.
In his freshman campaign he completed 1S7 of
255 passes for 2,091 yards. After just one season in
the program, he had broken 16 ECU passing records
and put his name in the record books alongside
Pirate legends Jeff Blake and Marcus Crandell.
l-ast season, he started all I 1 g.imes throwing
for 2,359 yards. After only 16 starts in his first two
seasons, Garrard was third in passing yards at ECU
and fourth in completions.
"Dave's got tremendous natural strength obvi-
ously Logan said. "He throws a beautiful ball.
Junior quarterback David Garrard is the latest in a long line of mobile quarterbacks to play for ECU. (file photo)
He can throw the long intermediate and short ball
better than any quarterback I've had. He's got all
three throws. He's got a lot of natural accuracy and
he competes well. He doesn't back down from a fight.
He'll go in and fight the fight
His arm, however is not his only weapon.
This year the trendiest player in college football
is the mobile quarterback. With Vick's breakout 1999
season, coaches have begun looking for a signal caller
who can create when the play breaks down with both
their arms and their legs.
ECU has always been ahead of the curve in this
department. Dating back to the 1970s and quarterback
Leander Green, a quick, hard-to-catch quarterback has
been a staple of Pirate teams.
In the last decade, players like Blake and Crandell
flourished in the role of the fleet-footed passer.
"That was the reason I came here Garrard said.
"I knew that they recruited mobile quarterbacks
and I happened to think that I could run a little
bit, you know not too terribly fast, but 1 could
get out of the pocket and get a couple of yards
if I had to
Ganard's "little bit" of rushing talent translated
into 493 yards in 1999, the highest total in 20
years by an ECU quarterback. The total would have
been higher had it not been for the 254 yards that
Garrard lost rushing last season.
Despite the losses, Garrard still had the second
highest rushing total on the team and the most
rushing touchdowns on the team with eight. Three
see CURVE pg. 10
No. 10 Virginia Tech visits tonight
Heisman hopeful Michael Vick
leads Hokies into Greenville
Stephen Schramm
Tonight's the night.
Tonight's the night Michael Vick comes to town.
Tonight we find out if the 38-0 win over Duke spoke
more about the Blue Devils or the Pirates.
Tonight the eyes of the college football world look
into Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium and the Pirates return
to Greenville.
Tonight's the night the Pirates square off with No.
10 Virginia Tech at home, on national television.
"I just got through watching some Virginia Tech
film and they've reloaded at every position said Head
Coach Steve Logan. They are looking very much like
the team that played for the national championship
last year and I think that in their minds, that's the
mission they're on again
In 1999, the Hokies went 11-0 before falling in the
Nokia Sugar Bowl to the eventual national champions,
Florida State.
The team was led by then freshman quarterback
Michael Vick and a ferocious defense.
Vick is back for his sophomore year and is considered
to be the favorite for the Heisman Trophy. Vick has
many key offensive players returning, like deep threat
Andre Davis and most of the offensive line.
"Michael Vick is Michael Vick, but they've got
talent everywhere Logan said. "Their flanker (Davis)
is extraordinary. The split end (Ricky Hall) is way
above average. The two tailbacks they've got are
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While the
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talented players,
the focal point is
stili Vick.
"Everybody knows Michael Vick said safety
Antwan Adams. "He's a great player. You've just got to
contain him. You can't let him make a whole lot of big
plays, we're going to try to stop him
With Vick at the helm of the Hokie offense, Virginia
Tech has built a reputation for being explosive. Last
week against Akron. Vick threw for 186 yards and ran
for 102. Not bad for three quarters of work, and oh
yeah, the Hokies won 52-23.
"That stresses our defense a whole lot said
linebacker Pemell Griffin. "Coming off of Duke,
they're an explosive offense as well. This Virginia
Tech team coming in will be fast. They will come out
more aggressive. So we're going to have to play our
responsibilities and our gaps real well in order to stop
the option and their quarterback
While the offense has a array of weapons, the
defense is a bit less potent. Gone are defense mainstays
from 1999 like, defensive linemen Corey Moore,
John Engelbergcr and cornerbacks, Ike Charlton and
Anthony Midget.
Last week, Akron was able to score 23 points and put
up 410 yards of total offense on the Hokies.
"If Akron can score points on them, then we can
score points on them said quarterback David Garrard.
"It's just how I feel. I feel that if they gave up 23 points
against Akron then we should be able to put up at least
30. We should be able to top Akron's score. If we can
do that, then I think our defense can hold them to a
lot less than 52 points
In the first game of 1998, the Pirates fell to the 1 lokies
38-3 in Blacksburg. The game marked the beginning of
the careers of many of this year's junior's.
"Back in 1998, that was my first collegiate football
game Griffin said. "I don't think 1 was as ready then
as I am now. I was a freshman so I'm looking forward
to playing these guys again
Likewise, tonight's game will be the first major test
for this year's crop of freshmen.
"I try to keep them, not to get too tight, not to get
too tense Garrard said. "It's their first or second game,
this one is on national television. I'm sure many of
them haven't been on television before so I do try to
keep them focused, I do try to keep them calm
With tickets at a premium and ESPN carrying the
game on national television, the big game atmosphere
has descended on Greenville. For players and fans,
tonight is the night that the wait ends and the game
"It probably won't set in until Wednesday or the
day of the game Griffin said. "The atmosphere is
going to be awesome. Our guys, we're going to come
out ready to play
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Thursday, September 7,2000 I thuay
CURVE from page 9
"Just always keep
trying Never give up.
Never put your head
down and say that this
game is over. Always
keep going after it
David Garrard
of those came in the regular season
finale versus N.C. State.
"He's definitely the biggest (quar-
terback) we've had Logan said.
"He's 235 pounds, but he runs a 4.7
40-yard dash which is fast enough
when your 235 pounds
"If I wasn't a mobile guy I don't
think they would have been looking
at me so much Garrard said. "That's
what Coach Logan likes. He like a
guy that can actually escape the pocket and run a little bit because
they do have a little bit of the option here. He does want somebody
who can run the option
This season, more and more of the option duties are falling on the
shoulders of sophomore Richard Alston. The cat-quick Warrenton,
N.C. native has been able to take some of the heat and punishment
away from Garrard.
"Richard does do a lot of the running Garrard said. "But it's not
just his thing per se to be just option. He has a good sense of the
flow of the game
With Alston doing more of the running, Garrard can assume the role
of a cerebral passer instead of an instinctual runner.
"Now I am wanting to throw more Garrard said. "I'm thinking I
can find my receivers better than I have in the past. So, I don't have
to run as much
While Garrard is known as a dangerous runner, the most vivid image
of his career, is a pass. The 27-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver
Keith Stokes in the fourth quarter of ECU'S comeback win over the Miami
Hurricanes last season is the most famous moment of his career.
It was in that win that Garrard and the Pirates found the confidence
that has sustained them to this day.
"Just always keep trying Garrard said. "Just never give up. Never
put your head down and say that this game is over. Always keep going
after it
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WALK TO ECU. 1 bedroom apt.
$300-$325month. Available now.
125 Avery St. or 705 East First
Street. Call 758-6596.
1 BR-2BR, water & cable included.
DW& disposal. ECU bus line, pool
8t pvt. laundry. On-site mgmt. &
maintenance. 9 or 12 mo. leases.
Pets allowed. 758-4015.
ECU AREA 3 or 4 bedroom house.
Central heatair, fenced yard, off
street parking, garage, pets OK.
$780.00. Call 830-9502 leave a
PITBULL PUPPIES, champion blood
lines, first shots, dewormed, UKC,
ADBA, registered. Parents on
site. Great companion pet. Males
and females available. Many col-
ors available. Deposits accepted.
AAAAI EARLY Specialsl Spring
Break Bahamas Party Cruise! 5
days $2791 Includes meals, par-
tiesl Awesome beaches, nightlifel
Departs Floridal Get group - go
freel 1-800-
Now Taking Leases for 1 bedroom,
2 bedroom & Efficiency Apartments.
CALL 752-2865
201 N. Summit Street: charming
13-4 BR, 2 B home completely remo-
I deled for rent. Many amenities
Must seel Call 752-9816 before 9
I p.m. for availability.
PRIVATE ROOM available: walking
distance from ECU. Large room
(15x15) with private phone line,
Icable TV. Washerdryer on prem-
ises. Newly renovated older home
with character and modern con-
venience (central heat and air). Call
Mike at 830-3735.
tIEED MF to sublease immed.
Located in Pirates Cove. Fully
furn. bedroombath. Sept. rent and
deposit free. Can move anywhere
In complex. 752-7593.
ROOMS AVAILABLE in quiet home
In Ayden County Club Drive.
R225.00 monthly, utilities included,
Responsible for own long distance
hone calls. Quiet mature male
braduate student only. Call Bill,
ml intiigiInching,
� SilwrMu'ln .N Vfi
M.ill 7.V.M7
Ifmonth 12 utilities. Wesley Com-
'v'mons North. Washer & dryer
I included. 329-8966, leave mes-
share a three bedroom house on
bus route. Rent $265 and 13 of
Utilities and cable. Call Beth or
Stacey, 561-8732.
' ROOMMATE NEEDED. 3 bedroom,
vasherdryer, appliances with big
garage and fenced back yard. Study
affice included. Call 757-9695.
ROOMMATES needed to
lare 3 bedroom house 1 block
from campus. Rent $160month,
13 of utilities and phone. Call
manda, 413-6953.
share two bedroom apt. Very spa-
cious. No deposits needed. $220
per month plus 12 utilities and
ahone. On ECU bus route. Call
Jhellie, 329-1342.
iree bedroom house with one
aerson. Very close to campus.
S300mo� 12 util. Great location,
lice neighborhood. Call Ben @
$275month 13 utilities.
"all Dave @ 752-0009 or Jessica
i 758-4492.
rtALE OR Female roommate
needed to share 3 bedroom town-
tiouse with male & female. 3 BR,
12 12 bath, spacious townhouse in
�Twin Oaks off of Greenville Blvd.
& 14th St. Rent is $200 per month
�plus 13 of the utilities, cable &
Iphone. Call 758-7642.
5-PIECE Wood dining room set.
Good condition. $35. Call 353-5624,
leave message.
AAAAI SPRING Break Specials!
Cancun & Jamaica from $389!
Air, hotel, free meals, drinks!
Award winning company! Group
leaders free! Florida vacations
GOOD QUALITY desk, computer
table, and twin size bed for sale.
Real cheap $20 for each item
OBO. Call Mark, 329-2862. Must
'87 JEEP Cher. Good cond. Blue
exteriorgray interior. $1000 or best
offer. 752-7593.
rapher at your event, or party.
View and order photos on the
web. Call Coastal Photography
at 252-641-1600 www.coastal- ez1013rocket-
FUN & Free Photography. Looking
to try something new? Looking
for fun? Would you like to have
special pictures to give to your
family or boyfriend? I enjoy shoot-
ing pictures of young women for
my portfolio. If you model for me, I
will not charge you for the photog-
raphy - you pay for only the film
and processing. Reputable ama-
teur photographer. Lots of refer-
ences available (I've photographed
dozens of ECU girls). Please send
a note, phone number, and a
picture (if available - it will be
returned) to Paul Hronjak, 4413
Pinehurst Dr Wilson, NC 27896
or call 252-237-8218 or e-mail
me at You
can also check my web site at
Learn any style ol music!
first month half price.
Call 493-(X)63.
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Parks Department is looking for
officials for the Adult Winter Bas-
ketball League. Pay will range from
$15-$20 a game. Clinics will be held
to train new and experienced offi-
cials. However, a basic knowledge
and understanding of the game is
necessary. The first training meet-
ing will be held Monday, October
16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Elm Street
Gym. Basketball season will run
from January thru March. For more
information, please call 329-4550
between 2p.m. -7p.m. Monday
through Friday.
EXCELLENT JOB for student. Home
health care aides for the mentally
and physically handicapped, vari-
ous days and times. Full and part-
time. Please call Howell Support
Services, 1-888-886-4477 for more
STUDENT NEEDED for part-time
work in local law office; hours are
8a.m12noon, Monday-Friday.
Duties include answering phone,
light typing and filing. Interested
persons please submit resume
to PO Box 1220, Greenville, NC
escorts and dancers. Earn as much
as $500 to $1000 a week. Call
Joan's Fashions, a local Women's
Clothing Store, is now filling part-
time positions. Employees are
needed for Saturdays and week-
days between 10AM and 6PM. Indi-
viduals 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
comrgensurate with your experi-
ence 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
PARTY STORE needs part-time
help. Apply in person to Party Mak-
ers, 422 East Arlington Blvd.
on-campus reps. Sell trips, earn
cash, go free Student Travel
Services, America's 1 student
tour operator. Jamaia, Mexico,
Bahamas, Europe, Florida. 1-800-
648-4849, www.gos-
LOCAL ONLINE entertainment
E-line now hiring writers for fea-
tures, reviews, sports and movie
columns. Also hiring models for
t-shirts and other merchandise.
Call 551-1020.
HELP WANTED at Szechuan
Express, the new location at 302A
Greenville Blvd S.E. (next to Waffle
House). Applications are available
and accepted at Szechuan Garden,
our main location at 909 South
Evans Street. Apply in person. No
phone calls, please.
Carolina Sky Sports
For all functions & campus organi-
Call J.Arthur � 252-258-2722
You have if you've followed the
career of Mitch Gaylord.
He was the first American gymnast in history to receive
a perfect 10.0 as he led the US gymnastics team to a
gold medal victory in the 1984 Olympics. He captured a
silver medal in vaulting and two bronze medals in rings
and parallel bars.
Mitch was the number one ranked gymnast in 1983 and
1984 and invented two of the most difficult and spectacular
feats in gymnastics, the Gaylord Flip and the Gaylord Two.
He was appointed by Ronald Reagan to the President's
Council for Physical Fitness and made his acting debut
in 1986 in American Anthem. In 1988, he appeared in sev-
eral commercial ads including Levi's, Nike, and Soloflex.
In 1995, Gaylord's talents were called upon by the pro-
ducers of Batman Forever to be the stunt double for
Chris O'Donnell's role of "Robin In 1996, he served as
a journalistbroadcaster for the Olympics in Atlanta. Mitch
is finishing his first book, Imperfect 10, which should be
available next year.
Co-sponsored by Student Leadership & Development, Student Media, University Housing Services, Division of Student Life
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Hendrix Theatre
September 12 � 7:30 p.m.
THE GREENVILLE Recreation and
Parks Department is looking for a
person for the position of Part-Time
Athletic Assistant.This individual
will assist the Athletic Staff in the
supervision of athletic facilities
and programs. Individual should
have a sports background and the
ability to communicate with the
public. Applicant must be able to
work a flexible work schedule of
about 20-30 hours per week. Pay
will be $5.50-$6.00hour depending
on experience. Interested applic-
ants should call the Athletic Office
329-4550 between the hours of
2p.m6p.m Monday-Friday for
further information.
WAlTsfAFF POSiTJONS available
for lunch Monday through Thurs-
day and weekends at Cypress Glen
Retirement Community. Cypress
Glen is close to campus for stud-
ents. Interested applicants need to
apply in person at Cypress Glen at
100 Hickory Street.
DUE TO expanding business,
Golden Corral is now hiring in all
positions, full 8t part-time. Benefits
available. Apply in person 2-4p.m
M-Th, 504 SW Greenville Blvd. No
phone calls please!
Republican Campaign. Flexible
hours, learning about campaigns,
and meeting other people. Call
Brad at 830-1841.
HOUSEHOLD HELP. Duties include
cleaning, pet & plant care, errands,
etc. 8-12 hrs.month-$10hr. Can
accommodate class schedule. Atti-
tude more important than experi-
ence. Call 752-9406 or e-mail step-
THE COLONY of Omega Phi Alpha
sorority would like to announce
an interest meeting Sept. 12 in
MSC room 221 @ 7:30 and Sept.
13 in room 14 at 7:30. For more
information call Angie 758-4833.
THERMAL-G ARD is currently seek-
ing 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
8t bonus checks, paid training, daily
incentives & 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 oppor-
tunity. Call: 355-0210.
bElTVERY PERSON neTdaf Apply
in person at Mattress Plus, 606 E.
Arlington Blvd. Mature, responsi-
ble, clean-cut need only apply. No
phone calls please.
7:00pm-8:00pm. Welcome fresh-
man and new memberslThis is
a workshop to show you the
resources, opportunities, and
knowledge you need to lead a
healthy lifestyle here at ECU.
Registration is Aug.l6-Sept.l1
and the cost is free to freshman
and new members! For more
information please call 328-6387.
Sept. 18-Oct. 9 Mondays 8:00pm-
9:00pm. Learn basic skills and rules
of racquetball. All equipment is
provided. Registration is through
Sept.15 and the cost is free to mem-
bers, $5nonmembers. For more
information please call 328-6387.
PHI SIGMA Pi National Honor Fra-
ternity is holding their Smoker
on Tues Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. in
GC 1032. This is an informational
meeting for prospective pledges
of ECU's oldest fraternity. To be
eligible, you must have a 3.30 GPA
and 30 or more semester hours.
We hope to see you there!
cation Sciences and Disorders will
be providing the speech, language
and hearing screening for students
who are fulfilling requirement for
admission to Upper Division on'
the following dates: Screenings for
students in the College of Arts and
Sciences, General College, and the
Schools of Art, Health and Human
Performance, Human Environ-
mental Sciences and Music will
be held Monday, September
18, 2000 or Tuesday September
19, 2000. Screenings for students
in the School of Education will be
held Wednesday, September 20,
2000 or Thursday, September 21,
2000 from 5-6PM. These are the
only screening dates during the
Fall Semester. The screening will
be conducted in the ECU Speech
and Hearing Clinic, Belk Annex 1,
School of Allied Health Sciences,
near the intersection of Charles
Street and the 264 By-pass. No
appointment is needed-Line up
is at the West entrance of the cli-
nic. Sign in begins at 4:45PM.
Please do not call their office for an
appointment. Screenings are con-
ducted on a first come, first serve
basis. Make-up sessions are held
each Friday morning, $10 charge;
call 328-4405 for an appointment.
GAMMABETA Phi will meet Mon-
day, Sept. 11 at 5:30. Look for fli-
ers and on the web page for the
THE LADY Pirate Basketball team
is looking for a few good men who
want to practice and compete on a
daily basis. For further information
contact Coach Edgar Farmer, Jr.
at 328-4589.
SEA KAYAKING at Goose Creek,
Sept.14. Don't miss Eastern North
Carolina's outdoor sport of choice.
Registration deadline is Sept. 11
and the cost is $10. For more infor-
mation please call 328-6387.
To Catch
A Summer
Mission Impossible (PC-13) Tom Cruise
plays Ethan Hunt, an IMF agent sent
on a mission to retrieve a deadly virus
sample before evil-doers with a plan
to infect the whole world. A valid ECU
One Card gets you in free with one
To Check Out
Woody Allen's Latest
Small Time Crooks (PG) Small time crook Ray Winkler and
some fellow bumblers open a cookie store next door to a
bank with robbery in mind. Wealth, and a curse to go along
with it, come from an unexpected direction. Present your
valid ECU One Card to get in free with one guest.
To Meet a Champion
Mitch Gaylord, the first American Gymnast to
receive a perfect 10.0, will give a talk for
ECU's Student Leadership Development Pro-
gram. Gaylord made his acting debut in Ameri-
can Anthem and worked as a stunt double in
Batman Forever. He was recently inducted into
UCLA s Hall of Fame.
?W Flick
The Virgin Suicides (R) This haunt-
ing film features five beautiful
sisters and the effect they have
on neighborhood boys. When
breaking curfew brings down
their parent's wrath, the sisters
revenge is truly stunning. Get in
free with a friend on presenta-
tion of a valid ECU One Card.
To View
Fine Art
Charlotte-based artist Keith
Bryant's "A Loan @ ECU a
collection of wall sculptures, will
be on display through Septem-
ber 21. A closing reception will
be held September 21 from
6 until 8 p.m.
To Find
Allied Blacks for Leadership and Equality, Adult
and Commuter Services, Banking, Central
Ticket Office, InterFraternity Council, Opera-
tions and Reservations, Panhellenic, Ride
Riders Board, School Supplies, Student Fund
Accounting Office, Student Government Asso-
ciation, Student Leadership, Student Locator,
Student Union, Transit, Technical Services,
WZMB Radio
To Discuss
Important Issues
The Commuter and Off Campus Student Orga-
nization will hold an informational meeting for
commuter and off-campus students interested
in developing leadership skills, meeting new
people, and developing programs for off-cam-
pus students. For information call 328-6881.
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