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NEWSBRIEFS
Flood recovery effort
GIFT (Greenville Interfaith Fellowship
Team) and the United Methodist Recovery
Team are seeking volunteers to help with
half day and full day re-building projects.
Put a team together or just bring yourself
and help finish the restoration of a flood-
damaged home.
Skilled and unskilled volunteers are
needed. Meet at the Old Nichols Building
at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 to receive your
asssignments. Projects range from installing
storm doors or windows, painting, clean up,
building an access ramp. Call Marcy Romary
at 355-1082 by Oct. 11 to sign up.
Library friends
The Friends of joyner Library annual ban-
quet will begin with a reception at the home
of Chancellor Eakin from 6 p.m7:15 p.m.
tonight. Dinner is at 7:30 p.m. in the Great
Room of Mendenhall Student Center. Dor-
othy Spruill Redford, author of "Somerset
Homecoming: Recovering a Lost Heritage
will be the guest speaker. The deadline for
tickets was Sept. 25. Contact Cari Lovins at
328-4090 for more information.
Playhouse
"Gypsy one of Broadway's most pop-
ular musicals, opens at 8 p.m. tonight in
McGinnis Theatre. The show is based on
the memoirs of the legendary stripper Gypsy
Rose Lee and runs through Oct. 10 with
nightly performances at 8 p.m. except for a
2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Public tickets are
$13-$ 15 and are available at the McGinnis
Theatre Box Office and by calling 328-6829.
Maritime history
The annual conference of the North Car-
olina Maritime History Council opens at 9
a.m. Friday, Oct. 6 in Mendenhall Student
Center. The program includes presentations
about 18th and 19th century ships and sail-
ors. At 11:30 a.m William Dudley will dis-
cuss the recovery of the submarine CSS H.L.
Hunley that sank near Charleston during the
Civil War. The afternoon program starts at 2
p.m. at the Estuarium in Washington, N.C.
The conference charges a registration fee.
Contact Paul Fontenoy of the NC Maritime
Museum in Beaufort at 728-7317.
Art exhibit
Faculty artists from each of the 16
UNC campuses will exhibit examples from
their work in sculpture Friday, Oct. 6 at
ECU's Gray Gallery (Jenkins Fine Arts Center)
through Oct. 25. A lecture by artist Bruce
Beasley and a reception for the opening of
the "Sculpture 2000" exhibition begining at
5 p.m. in the gallery.
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Teacher shortage on the rise in N.C.
School of Education offers
students alternative certification
Nancy Kuck
ASSISTANT NEWS EDfTOR
The recent shortage of teachers in North Carolina
has led the state's school systems to hire students
who, through accelerated lateral entry programs,
have earned college degrees but do not have teaching
licenses.
"We have a great need for teachers here in North
Carolina said Dr. Parmalee Hawk, director of teacher
education. "ECU has a variety of accelerated programs
that help students with a degree to acquire licenser
to teach
ECU's accelerated programs include Project ACT, a
year-long program that includes a five-week summer
session followed by monthly seminars; N.C. Teach,
a program that models Project ACT; and MAT, a
program that offers a master of arts in teaching and
enables students to take courses to gain competency
in teaching.
"Even with my education classes, my experience
in student teaching is still challenging said Ragan
Tayloe, a senior in middle grades education. "I can only
imagine how challenging it must be for other people
without the proper education classes
More than 12 percent of all newly hired teachers
enter United States classrooms without any training,
according to the National Commission on Teaching
and America's Future. Teachers without the proper
training are more likely to leave creating a revolving
door, even in the worst performing school.
"I see the need for an alternative certification
because we need the teachers said I.eigh Corbin, first
year teacher in middle grades history education.
Corbin graduated from ECU in May with a degree
in exercise sports science. This degree allows her to
teach physical education. She is currently assigned at
Greene County Middle School as a history education
teacher. Although she has a license to teach physical
education, she is required to take courses to get an
add-on license enabling her to teach history.
To help pay for the courses, the N.C. Model Teacher
Education Consortium allocates up to $500 a course
and six credits a year until a teacher finishes his or her
degree. This is in accordance with the school that an
individual teaches in, and one must continue courses
to be rehired each year at the school.
"It is disheartening and frustrating to know that
you went through all the loops and holes to get a
degree in education and that you are making as much
as someone else who has just taken a few classes and
never went the whole nine yards Corbin said. "The
one good thing I have to say is at least that person
is trying and has been to college and got a degree
in something
According to the 1998 statistics from the National
Center for Education, the student to teacher ratio in
Ragan Taylor, senior in middle grades education, is currently an intern with Green County Middle School. This semester
she is teaching language arts, (photo by Nancy Kuck)
the United States is 15:8. This means that the total
student population of 1,254,821 is relative to the total
teaching population of 79,351. The demand for smaller
classes means a number of districts will have to expand
their staff beyond their current numbers.
"I have not filled an application nor sent out
a resume yet and I have already gotten two job
opportunities within the state, which means that there
is a huge need for teachers Tayloe said.
The department of education predicts that the
nation will need more than 1 million new teachers by
2010, nearly half the current 2.6 million teachers in
elementary and secondary schools.
For more information on acquiring a certificate to
teach through lateral entry, please contact the Office
of Teacher Education at 328-6272.
This writer can be contacted at news0tec.ecu.edu.
Here, Taylor's eigth grade class listens to her lecture, (photo
by Nancy Kuck)
Universites urged to increase
meningitis awareness
Freshmen,
residence hall
students at-risk
Laura Benedict
HEAD COPY EDITOR
Recommendations
from the Center for
Disease Control (CDC)
and the American Col-
lege Health Association
(ACHA) have spurred uni-
versity health officials
around the country to
educate students about
meningitis and the vac-
cine that can help prevent
campus outbreaks.
Meningitis is a rare but
potentially fatal bacterial
infection that affects the
human tissue surrounding
the brain and spinal cord.
There are many dif-
ferent types of meningitis.
Two of the most common
are viral and bacterial
meningitis. Viral usually
is not life-threatening,
occurs in late summer
and early fall
and cannot be
treated with
antibiotics.
Bacterial is
rarer and can
cause perma-
nent damage
or fatality. It
can also occur
throughout
the year and
requires imme-
diate treat-
ment with
antibiotics.
"Generally,
bacterial men-
ingitis is a
much more
serious illness
it has a
very rapid onset
Student Health Services now offers
meningitis vaccinations for a fee of $65.
and can result (photo by Matt Vick)
In death within
12-24 hours said Dr. Paul
Cook, a professor at the
ECU School of Medicine's
Division of infectious Dis-
ease.
According to the Amer-
ican College Health Asso-
ciation (ACHA), college
students as a group are
more at risk for contract-
ing meningococcal (bacte-
rial) meningitis over any
other group of individu-
als.
"Persons living within
close contact with carriers
are at a greater risk Cook
said. "Persons in close
quarters includes people
such as (those in) boot
camp who are routinely
immunized and college
freshmen in dormito-
ries
Meningococcal bac-
teria is spread through
air droplets and through
direct contact with a
person who is a carrier of
the disease. Direct contact
includes sharing a ciga-
rette or drinking glass, or
through intimate contact
such as kissing.
Symptoms for the
bacterial meningitis can
occur in anyone over
the age of two. These
symptoms include a high
fever, severe headache,
stiff neck, rash, nausea,
vomiting and lethargy,
and may resemble the flu.
They may develop over
several hours, or take one
to two days.
Anyone who experi-
ences these symptoms
is urged to see a doctor
immediately.
During the 1990s, the
number of outbreaks of
see Meningitis page 4
The 81st Annual Pitt County Fair is expected to attract
about 85,000 people this year The fair offers 35 midway
rides, 65 concessions and an elephant walk. Last year's
fair was postponed due to the effects of Hurricane
Floyd. ECU and PCC students who show their college ID
will be admitted at a discount price, (photo by Desiree
Lansford)
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2 The East Carolinian
www.theeastcarolinian.com
Thursday, October 5, 2000
news@tec.ecu.edu
Yesterday's SCA Legislature
Conference, with its theme of
"Representing you the Student
was a huge success!
Almost every member of the
SGA Legislature was in atten-
dance, including the SGA Execu-
tive Council and leaders of the
judicial branch. Dr. James Smith,
executive assistant to the chan-
cellor, spoke on behalf of Chan-
cellor Richard Eakin and the ECU
administration.
"We must keep sight of the
common good and find a
way to influence change Eakin
said.
"SGA is dedicated to improv-
ing academic, social and cultural
environments each student
must be engaged it is up to you
the legislator to get other stu-
dents involved said Dr. Garrie
Moore, vice chancellor for Stu-
dent Life.
Manny Amaro, associate vice
chancellor for Student Experi-
ences, gave the legislature six
challenges for this year. The most
noted of these is that there was
going to be a change in the admin-
istration of ECU, and therefore
the legislature should make deci-
sions to show
that it is a
viable group
and should
be respected.
Frank Sal-
amon, associ-
ate vice chan-
cellor for
Student Ser-
vices, noted
MkHuet � AhO that there are
SGA CHIEF OF STAFF ony three
letters in
'you but here at ECU, he sees
18,000 letters in the word. Both
Manny and Frank agreed that stu-
dents should remain students first,
have fun and then legislate.
Dr. Phebe Kerr, associate vice
chancellor for Student Success,
spoke about her new position at
ECU and the departmental changes
within the former Dean of Stu-
dents office. Her point is that
legislators should be ethical and
responsible with their power.
Mary Ixu Antieau, director
of Student Conflict Resolution
honor Board adviser; Robert
Nicks, attorney general; and
Don Leffew II, advocate for the
accused student, taught the
legislature the ECU judicial
process, as it is unique for a
university atmosphere.
Thanks to all of the above
individuals for their help and
especially to Laura Sweet, assis-
tant vice chancellor for Stu-
dent SuccessGreek Life, for her
informative training session on
parliamentary procedure.
Congratulations to Scott
Respess who was elected to serve
a second term as Speaker of
the House. The next legislature
meeting is at S p.m. Monday,
Oct. 9 in Room 221 of Menden-
hall Student Center.
Thursday, Oct
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MACOMB, IL(TMS)-Two West-
ern Illinois University students
and a visting friend were recently
arrested after they allegedly stole a
steamroller and caused damage to
area around their residence hall.
The students, Jason Dion, and
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Jessee Medel, 20, of St. Charles,
III were arrested and charged
Sept. 17 with criminal damage to
government property and illegal
consumption of alcohol by minors.
The three were each given a $1,000
bail by a judge. After a night of
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steamroller from a nearby construc-
tion site and drove over a tree and
damaged the concrete drive around
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WIU's Office of Public Safety.
Though the charge of damage to
government property is a felony,
because W1U Is a state-supported
school, the charges were dropped
to misdemeanors, according to the
Western Courier.
It is not known if the construc-
tion company that owns the steam-
roller will press charges. Neither
Dion or Lehman would comment
on the incident.
Clinton touts drop in
student loan default rate
WASHINGTON(U-WIRE)-
Somewhere between Psychology
101 and a college degree, students
are becoming more financially
responsible. The national default
rate on student loans is at an all-
time low of 6.9 percent. President
Bill Clinton announced Monday.
Students defaulted about 22.4
percent of student loans in 1992.
University of Missouri senior Robin
Levy graduates in December and
said that she plans on paying her
loans back before they are due.
"I'm not planning on default-
ing Levy said. "In the financial
aid exit session they sat us down
and said, 'In nine months you'll
owe this much for five years I
was thinking, 'OK, that's not a
problem Levy said she thinks the
decrease in defaults is because of a
high rate of consumer
"Everybody is getting jobs right
out of school Levy said. "They
have the cash to pay their loans
back. "The drop might look good
on paper, however about one-half
of the 1.9 percentage-point decrease
from last year is due to a wording
change. A 1998 law was imple-
mented that raises the default stan-
dard from 180 days to 270 days
without payment.
"The trick was how to figure
out how to get more people to go
to college and do a better job of
collecting on the student loans
Clinton said at a press conference
with Education Secretary Richard
Riley. "And get people to be more
responsible in discharging their
student loans
The 6.9 percent default rate
includes statistics on students who
began repaying their loans during
fiscal year 1998 and defaulted before
the end of fiscal year 1999.
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Meningitis from page 1
meningitis at colleges and universi-
ties in the United States has risen.
Some states now require the
vaccination for meningitis for all
freshmen entering colleges and
universities. Maryland colleges and
universities must now comply with
this law after observing one student
die at Towson State University
every year for at least the last three
years. In addition to the deaths,
other students have shown signs
of infection.
Officials at the Student Health
Center (SHC) at ECU could not give
an exact date for the last student
to be treated for meningococcal
bacteria when asked.
"I am aware of one case treated
by Student Health within the last
10 years said Ester Langley, a staff
nurse at SHC.
One staff member at SHC who
wished to remain anonymous said
that the meningococcal bacteria
case involved a freshman football
player. Another SHC staff member,
Early Symptoms of
Meningitis
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recalls hearing about an ECU foot-
ball player who was infected with
meningococcal over three years
ago.
At this point in time ECU,
North Carolina State University
and the University of North Caro-
lina-Chapel Hill, whose last case
of meningitis was treated by the
campus health center in March of
1998, do not require the meningitis
vaccination for new students.
"There are no recorded cases of
meningitis on campus in the last
16 years said Jerry Barker, director
of the student health center at NC
State.
Barker said that the NCSU stu-
dent health center is promoting
education and vaccinations for the
flu and meningitis by sending let-
ters to the parents of students. The
university contracted company,
Vaccess, will be on campus to
conduct immunizations on Oct.
31.
�Meningococcal bacteria is
transmitted through airdrop
lets and direct contact with
persons already infected with
the disease.
�Direct contact also occurs
with shared items, such as cig-
arettes or drinking glasses, or
through intimate contact such
as kissing.
Meningitis Affects the
Brain and Spinal Cord
It causes the membrane
around these to get inflamed.
ECU's SHC provides vaccina-
tion for meningococcal disease
upon request. According to Cook,
students should remember that,
as with any vaccine, vaccination
against meningitis may not protect
100 percent of all susceptible indi-
viduals.
"It's a safe vaccine it covers
most common strains Cook said.
The vaccine can protect for
several years but is not a life-long
immunization.
An appointment must be made
to speak with a health care provider
about the vaccination and other
information. A second appoint-
ment is then set for one to two
weeks later; this allows time for the
vaccine to be shipped to SHC. The
vaccine will be administered during
the second visit. Anyone interested
in receiving the meningococcal
vaccination or information should
contact SHC at 328-6317.
This writer can be contacted
at copyed@tec.ecu.edu.
Meningitis can result in:
�Brain damage
�Hearing loss
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252 328-inOfi lor more normaUon.
Being a teacher is very
challenging and for those
that take on the
challenge of educating
others, they should be
commended. We really
should not focus on who
has an education degree
and who does not; we
should focus on who is
qualified.
OUR VIEW
Education is a vital part of our future. Throughout our lives, we go to
school, we go to college and then we enter the real world. What did we
get out of our education? We got the knowledge to pass on to others. Our
degrees are a representation of our competences in that area of study. With
our competences, we strive to educate others who are not familiar with the
subjects that we may know so well.
So how does it feel when you work towards an education degree, complete
it, receive a license and then someone waltzes in with a degree in something
other than education and makes just as much money and has as much prestige
as you? Not to good does it?
Does it matter that you worked so hard through those courses, maintained
at least a 2.5 to stay in the upper class course, take several examinations,
work through an internship while someone else just got a degree, decided to
receive a certificate through lateral entry and is teaching, making money and
going through a couple classes while you had to spend four years of your life
going to school before you even got to teach?
In reality, it should not matter. No one should look down on people who
strive to take the lateral entry program. They should praise them. Yes, they
do not have the appropriate training that is instilled in a student majoring in
education; however, their heart is in the same place. Their goal is to teach our
future and that is the most important issue that we need to address.
Being a teacher is very challenging and for those that take on the challenge
of educating others, they should be commended. We really should not
focus on who has an education degree and who does not; we should focus
on who is qualified.
Qualifications do not mean, "I took a class in this course, that course
and that other course Qualifications should be defined as compassion,
consideration and the ability to teach others. There are tons ot teachers
that can teach a course by reading out of a book but the question is, can
they really teach?
For all those that are out there to educate our future, TEC commends you.
You are someone who is going to make a difference in another person's life.
You are going to give them the knowledge that they will be applied in many
future works. You will not only make a difference, you may be that student's
hero. We need to look at our future generations. They are going to be the
ones who will one day take control of our society and we have to give them
the proper training and education so they can one day have the world in their
hands and make a difference just like we are doing today
Paul SmaLta
IN MY OPINION
Give thought a chance
The GW Hatchet George Wash-
ington U.) WASHINGTON-F.ver
wonder why events like the Olym-
pics seem good from afar, but once
they happen, they seem far from
good?
For instance, these Olympics
were supposed to be great-the
Aussie games from Down Under
and any other catchphrase or story
of human drama that NBC can
ram down our throats. By now
we were all supposed to be rush-
ing to Outback Steakhouse, play-
ing 'Stralian rules football with
boomerangs and calling our profes-
sors "mate Thankfully, things did
not exactly turn out that way.
This sort of fiasco just proves
that for all the hype that goes
along with almost everything these
days-from net startups to TRL
bands, from TV shows to action
films-the quality has to go in before
the people will buy into the hype.
Except for the throngs of teenage
girls that are hyped on Britney
McSimpson and 'N Sync.
I'm quite proud of the intense
skepticism the American public has
displayed as of late. Until a short
time ago, crap packaged properly
could leave a Hollywood studio
with a $1X) million payday. lately,
packaged crap has been yielding
nothing but a bunch of movie
executives desperately flinging their
movies around like gorillas in the
primate house. I am relieved by
this development.
I wonder how it feels to spend
massive amounts of money on proj-
ects like movies, or the Olympics,
and see them fail so spectacularly
in the public eye. Perhaps one
could liken the experience to an
epiphany, or a catharsis. Somehow,
I'm sure that losing $100 million
involves having a vision of God or
a moment of clarity at least once
or twice. Of course, these days
the networks, studios and record
companies are all a lot like the
government-throwing money at
the problem to say that at least
they did something.
There's this overwhelming
notion of late that just doing some-
thing will help make a problem
go away. This is true on an indi-
vidual level, but also in society.
For instance, an acquaintance said
to me, "I screwed up on the first
test, so I sat in the library all day
yesterday
Somehow it did not occur to
this person to describe their time
in the library as studying-prob-
ably because a good deal of time
was spent on smoking breaks, cell
phone diversions and just plain
sleeping.
Come winter, I will not be trans-
ported to mountain bliss. I will be
several hundred dollars away from
my favorite activities, but a job,
combined with a will to save some
money for the future, is all I need.
I guess I could max out the credit
card, but I don't want to pay for
a snowboarding trip for the next
three years. Nor do 1 want to sit
at home because I needed to blow
my wad on booze and cab fare.
Making mistakes in life is a given,
but learning from those mistakes
seems to be a quality that eludes
so many of us.
PtaiLpqai
COLLEGE DEMOCRATS
IN MY OPINION
Dear Editor,
Six people from Greenville
attended the Aug. 1 Republican
National Convention Protest in
Philadelphia as an affinity group
with a cluster of 30 other people
from North Carolina. Of those 30,
only 10 avoided arrest.
A student from ECU was arrested
while asking police if she could
assist an injured protester because
she was a medic. The Philadelphia
Police Department promised not to
arrest medics wearing red crosses
like her. She was denied food and
water and was not allowed to make
her phone call or speak to a lawyer
for several days. She was held
for two weeks before we could
locate her and bail her out. The
highest bail from North Carolina
was $500,000.
None of the protesters from
North Carolina were guilty of any
crime. Many were tortured andor
witnessed torture such as hog tying,
finger breaking and sexual assault
while imprisoned. American citi-
zens are being tortured in Czeck
prisons right now after a similar
protest of the World Trade Orga-
nization (WTO) in Prague on
Sept. 26. Please check out
www.indymedia.org for details on
the protests in Philadelphia and
Prague.
Whit Roberson
Our country now enjoys an
era of peace and prosperity that
is unprecedented in our history.
Never before has the economy been
so good, and never before have
so many Americans been afforded
countless opportunities. But there
are still those who cannot enjoy
these good times due to crime and
violence.
Vice President Al Gore realizes
that much needs to be done so all
citizens can live free of fear from
harm.
It is impossible to address the
issue of crime without talking about
guns. There is good news in this
area: Gun crimes have decreased
by 35 percent since the Clinton-
Gore administration took office.
But more needs to be done. Guns
are an important issue in this part
of the state, and there are many
who believe that "guns don't kill
people. People kill people
But this makes me think back
to the Columbine tragedy: What
would have happened if those two
boys had brought in baseball bats
to their school instead of guns?
What if they had to physically
beat up their classmates instead of
mowing them down one-by-one
with semi-automatic guns? Some
students may have been injured and
died, but it was the guns that ended
the lives of too many promising
young people.
One thing we can do to take
the guns out of the hands of chil-
dren and criminals is to close the
loophole that exempts gun shows
from the Brady Law. Gore cast the
tie-breaking vote in the U.S. Senate
to close this loophole. The vice
Issue: Crime
president has said that this vote was
one of the most important ones
he has ever made in his lifetime of
public service.
Additionally, Gore has proposed
a plan to require every person who
buys a handgun to get a photo ID
license by taking a safety test and
background check. If we license
people to drive cars, it makes sense
to license people with deadly weap-
ons.
The National Rifle Associa-
tion's Web page complains "ordi-
nary, decent people would become
instant criminals if they flunked
the test or failed to apply. Their
guns would become contraband
Doesn't that sound horrible? But
wait, isn't it criminal for you to
drive a car without a license? And
what is more dangerous, someone
who can't get a car out of a driveway
or someone who doesn't know
whether the gun safety is on or
off?
As vice president, Gore helped
to enact the Brady Bill, which has
stopped more than 500,000 felons,
fugitives and stalkers horn buying
guns. Gore proposes that if he
is entrusted with the presidency,
he will support a bill to ban con-
cealed weapons from churches,
synagogues, mosques and other
houses of worship. These places
should be havens from the threat
of gun violence.
Gore also fought to enact the
1994 Crime Bill, which included a
provision taking 19 types of danger-
ous assault weapons off the street.
This law also increased penalties for
interstate gun trafficking, for using
semiautomatic weapons in violent
ITTTTtlTTHlTO
Democratic
View
or drug trafficking offenses and
for making false statements when
purchasing guns from federally
licensed dealers. In addition, the
law authorized the federal death
penalty for murders committed
with a gun during a federal drug oi
violent crime. Gore does support
the death penalty.
The Clinton-Gore Administra-
tion has helped place 100,000 new
police officers on the streets. As
president, Gore hopes to build
upon that by adding 50,000 com-
munity police officers to the nation.
Community police officers would
become familiar with citizens in
neighborhoods and would get to
know their families and their con-
cerns, which is the best policing
of all.
In addition. Gore urges Con-
gress to pass the Hate Crimes Pre-
vention Act (HCPA), that would
expand the definition of hate
crimes to include those of gender,
sexual orientation and disability
and allow for the prosecution ol
those crimes under federal law.
There have been too many
crimes against minorities, gays
and lesbians in the last few years;
those criminals must be punished.
Gore will also end the practice of
racial profiling, thereby enabling
all Americans to drive their cars
without the fear of being stopped
and searched by the police because
of their skin color.
For more information on Gore
and the Democratic Party, log on to
http:www.democrats.org.
Steven. KUuuchmit
OPINION COLUMNIST
IN MY OPINION
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
ECU student arrested in Philadelphia
During an election year, every-
body starts talking tough about
the issues, especially in the Gore
Lieberman camp. The Democrats
talk tough about crime. And why
shouldn't they? Why would Gore
be against anything during an elec-
, tion year?
What I really dislike about the
whole Democratic outlook on crime
is that instead of believing in
enforcing in the laws, they just
want to make more laws to restrict
the freedom of the American citi-
zens. Republicans believe that there
are enough laws. Our focus is that
we should help law enforcement
enforce our laws as a means of
crime prevention and control.
Think of your typical day. You
probably have already broken at
least one or two laws already.
Maybe you jaywalked across the
street or illegally parked your car.
We have so many laws put on us
now that most of the time, we
don't even know if we are breaking
one.
I guess the Democrats believe
if you make everything illegal,
Issue: Crime
then crime will just disappear. It's
ridiculous to think like this. People
are inherently different, and we
should all understand that. Some
people achieve wealth by working
hard and getting an education.
Some people would rather rob
a bank or shoot somebody for their
wallet. And what should we tell
the average family man that we
won't allow you to have a gun to
protect yourself and your family
from all the idiots out there? That
we think guns are bad things, and
no matter what the Constitution
says, we are going to take them
away from you, the law abiding
citizen?
Democrats are idealists. They
believe that in a perfect world, we
can all gaze into little crystal balls
and dance around with flowers in
our hair. Crime wouldn't exist and
people would always agree.
Republicans are realists. Instead
of thinking that our world Is a big
Utopian society, we see it like it
is, a dangerous place where many
people are just out for a quick
buck.
TITM�.T�r��
Republican
View
While 1 will concede that the
Democrats have done some good
things in the past couple of years,
it generally comes at the expense
of personal freedoms.
Another thing I think is ridicu-
lous is Gore's "hate crime" legisla-
tion. This is nothing but Gore
trying push a social agenda during
an election year. Hate crimes are
supposed to be characterized as
crimes that are motivated by racial,
ethnic or other prejudices.
To me, a crime is fundamentally
still the same crime, no matter what
the motivation is. I really have
never heard of any "equal oppor-
tunity" or "affirmative action"
murderers out there, and I believe
essentially every crime is motivated
by hate in some way. It just seems
common sense that almost any
crime could be construed as a "hate
crime"
Hey Al, let's take it a step further
and make it a crime for simply not
liking someone with a different
opinion. Hey, we really didn't need
that pesky BUI of Rights anyway.
Right Al?





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volleyball teams good luck in the
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"PREPARE TO BE SCARED" The ECU
RCLS Dept. is putting on its annual
Halloween event: Haunted Forest
2000. We dare you to have sweet
dreams after one night in the forest.
Next to the ECU baseball field. Oct
26&27. 6:30- 10:30pm. $3.00 admis-
sion. $2.00 for children under 10.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
SOCCER PREVIEWREGISTRATION
MEETING. Oct.9 at 5pm in MSC Mul-
ti-Purpose Room. This meeting is for
anyone interested in participating in or
getting information about Intramural
Soccer at ECU For more information
please call 328-6387
HANG GLIDE. Oct. 29. This day trip
will take us to the dunes of Kitty Hawk
for a 5 flight beginner lesson. Register
before October 13 and the cost of
the trip is $85. For more information
please call 328-6387.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE Application Dead-
line: Students interested in applying
for admission into the criminal justice
program need to submit applications
by October 13. Applications are avail-
able outside of Ragsdale 104-B. If
you have any questions or concerns
please call Virginia Parker at 328-4192.
Thank You.
SEA KAYAKING. Oct.20-24 at Cum-
berland Island Area Brea. Ga. No plans
for Fall Break, look no further. The
cost of this trip is $75 and the regis-
tration deadline is Oct.6. For more
information please call 328-6387.
BACKPACKING Fall Break, Oct. 20-24
at Roanoke Va. Dust off those hiking
boots, pack you bag, get off the road
and hit the trail for some adventure.
Cost of the trip is $75 and the regis-
tration deadline is Oct.6. For more
information please call 328-6387.
MOUNTAIN BIKE at the Virginia
Creeper trail near Damascus Va.
Oct. 13-15. Bike rental is available if
you don't have your own. Cost of the
trip is $45 (without mountain bike
rental) and the registration deadline
is Oct.6. For more information please
call 328-6387.
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RCLS Dept. is putting on its annual
Halloween event: Haunted Forest
2000. We dare you to have sweet
dreams after one night in the forest.
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26&27. 6:30- 10:30pm. $3.00 admis-
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SURFING Fall Break. Oct. 20-24. Head
to the Outer Banks to find the best
break around. Beginner assistance
is available. Cost of the trip is $85
and the registration deadline is Oct.6.
For more information please call
328-6387
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All equipment is provided. The cost
is FREE to members. $5nonmem
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Sat Oct. 7, at Jaycee Park auditor-
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HOROSCOPES
Today's Birthday: You and a room-
mate may quarrel this month, but the
overall outcome is good. Make your opin-
ion known, but in a non-brutal way.
Aries
(March21-April19)
Everybody has an opinion about how
you should run your life. A little of that
goes a long way. Instead of telling them to
shove it, be gracious.
Taurus
(April 20-May 20)
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it? Do you have a steady income? If not,
go for the good job first.
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out a compromise instead. Give in on a
point you don't care much about, and
you'll win more than you lose.
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before you pass it on. You wouldn't want
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Something that looks like a good deal
may be the opposite. Read the fine print
before you sign anything. It won't hurt to
wait a little, either.
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(Dec.22-jan. 19)
You and your friends know you're right,
but take care. An older person may be
wrong, but if he or she outranks you, be
diplomatic. Keep talking and listening.
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(an.20-Feb. 18)
Hold off on travel for a day or so; you'll
avoid some hassles. Think about some-
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LUNCH WITH PIZAZZ
Hospitality management teaches the
skill of catering to the masses.
The 81st Annual Pitt County Fair, owned and
organized by the American Legion, is expected
to attract about 85,000 people this year from all over
the eastern part of North Carolina.
Louis May, (above left) the manager and secretary
of the fair, is fully confident that college students will
find the fair of great interest.
"They'll see things out here they can't see anywhere
else May said. "Where in Greenville can you see racing
skunks? Where in Greenville can you see elephants
and monster trucks?"
May also says this year's fair, which offers 35
midway rides, 65 concessions and an elephant walk.
is going to be the biggest and best fair the county has
ever seen. Last year's fair was postponed due to the
effects of Hurricane Kloyd.
According to May, a strong fair is one that includes
great food, gTeat livestock and great rides.
"Show me a fair without animals, and I'll show you
a w-e-a-k, weak fair. You measure a fair not by how big
it is, but by how strong it is
All ECU and Pitt Community College students with
a school ID and children 12 and under will be admitted
for $2. Others must pay $5. The price of midway tickets
ranges from $2-$3.50; an $11 pass for all rides all day-
is also available.
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000
"Handicapped Children's Day"
ECU and Pitt Community College students
admitted for $2 with student ID
Option Day: Wrist bands are on sale for $11
inside gate or buy individual ride tickets.
Gates open: 3 p.m.
Midway opens: 4 p.m.
Elephant encounter (Free): Three shows daily
Drag Race Stinkers (Free): Five shows daily
Friday, Oct. 6, 2000
"Pre-Schoolers Day"
Gates open: 3 p.m.
Midway opens; 4 p.m.
Elephant encounter (Free): Three shows daily
Drag Race Stinkers (Free): Five shows daily
"Thunder Struck" Monster Truck Show
Two shows tonight-Grandstand
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000
Gates open; 10 a.m.
Midways opens: 11 a.m.
Elephant encounter (Free): Three shows daily
Drag Race Stinkers (Free): Five shows daily
"Thunder Struck" Monster Truck Show
Two shows tonight-Grandstand
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FEATURES
Thursday, October 5, 2000
features@tec.ecu.edu
FEATURESBRIEFS
"What was the last
play you saw?"
School off Hospitality
Management shines
Fall luncheon series to begin Oct. 5
STUDENTS LEARN TO PLAN MASSIVE MEALS WITH STYLE
Maura Buck
FEATURES EDITOR
Mindy Stalling
Freshman
"Phantom of the Opera' in New York City
Demetria Clark
Freshman
Miss Saigon' in New York City
Scott Jones
"I haven't seen one before, but I'm going
to see 'Gypsy' at ECU
The Hospitality Management Fail Luncheon
Series will begin Oct. 5. Its focus will be to
teach students how to produce a lunch based on
the standards of excellence set by the hospitality
industry.
"From the students' perspective, the purpose
of the luncheon series is to plan, organize, direct,
stamp, control and deliver a three course luncheon
for 50 customers and to do so on time and under
budget said Dr. Jim Chandler, assistant professor
of Hospitality and Management.
In order to achieve this, students spend hundreds
of hours planning and practicing all the functions
needed to aid in making each luncheon go as
smoothly as possible. According to Chandler, a
luncheon has never been canceled due to lack of
preparation on the student's part and never will be.
He feels his function is to keep the students from
doing things that they are not capable of doing.
"The great thing about that course is that it
teaches you things that you will never forget
said Chassity Hill, a graduate student who took
the course within her undergraduate nutrition core
curriculum.
"I've learned to serve a balanced meal and apply
all of the knowledge that I have learned along the
way Hill said.
Chandler is proud of the direction that the
course has taken.
"This is really not even a course Chandler
said. "It has become an entity.
We love the students and they know it and in
turn help us both in the present and future
Many students feel that the hands-on experience
is the best teaching method.
"This course has been very rewarding said Alex
Cheek, a graduate student who also took the course
in his undergraduate studies. "Because it's very
hands-on, it teaches real-world management where
you are serving clientele
' TrWSthool of frosp'ttality and Management has
experienced vast growth since Chandler arrived
three years ago.
"Enrollment has grown nearly 1(X) percent since
I've been here Chandler said. "One enormous
advantage to our students, though, is that we're big,
we're growing, but we will never allow ourselves
to get so large that we don't know every student's
name.
Also, Chandler believes that the faculty is consistent
of practitioners rather then professors who have never
worked in the industry.
The program has a history of excellence and is
internationally recognized for the talented students
that come out of the program, with interns all over the
United States and the world.
"We have a 100 percent placement rate Chandler
said. "There are actually more jobs than there are
students to fill them
Chandler, as well as a number of the students,
attribute the success rate to connections that the school
has with owners of major establishments, such as Red
I.obster, Hyatt and Marriott Hotels.
Travis Peterson is one student reaping the benefits
of the schools connections. Peterson will graduate
in December and immediately begin work at the
Hyatt Hotel in Tampa, Fla. in their corporate training
program.
"I think my success can be attributed in part to
the experience that I gained here under Aramark as
well as the fact that these professors brought these
job opportunities to me Peterson said. "It's really
turned my life around
Chandler also credits the universities partnership
with Aramark to the success of his students.
"We have a dedicated facility here, unlike many
other universities Chandler said. "By the time
they leave this lab, they will have the equivalent of
a year's worth of on-the-job training
To attain information on the Fall Luncheon
Series, contact Russ Stamp at 328-1471. Although
most of the luncheons have already sold out, there
may still be a few seats open for select luncheons.
This writer can be contacted at features@tec.ecu.edu.
, Lauren Callaghan
Sophomore
"I can't remember the name of it, but it
was a one-man show at Mendenhall about
Albert Einstein
"Gypsy" heads to
McGinnis Theatre
Heath and wellness:
Alcohol
Song, dance chronicle
Gypsy Rose Lee's life
Earline White
FEATURES WRITER
Lashaunda King
Junior
"I've Come to Far I was actually in it. It
was performed at Mendenhall
Erin Lanier
Freshman
'Romeo and Juliet' in Chartotte.
Krystal Lynch
Graduate Student
Sound of Music' in Raleigh
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"Gypsy a I-aurents-Styne-
Sondheim Musical will be per-
formed at McGinnis Theatre.
The show begins at 8 p.m. on
Oct. 5-7, at 2 p.m. on Oct. 8
and at 8 p.m. on Oct. 9-10.
Tickets are S10S8 for students
and can be picked up at the
McGinnis Theatre Box Office.
Gypsy" came about
because there was the right
makeup of people to do it
said Robert Caprio, director
of the play. "Janice Vertucci
Schreiber plays Rose, Gypsy's
indomitable and tempestuous
mother, alongside Elizabeth
Lucas who plays Louise-Rose's
role was originated by Ethel
Merman in 1959. Chris Hill is
our male lead, Herbie
"I have been working with the scene
designer since Aug. 1 Caprio said.
"There is always a lot of coordination
and collaboration involved in pulling
off a play of this caliber. The story begins
in Seattle and moves to the desert, is on
the road, in hotels and everywhere in
between. There is a total of 17 scenes so it
is a big production. The props, stage and
lighting crews have been very dedicated.
It all usually works out well
The Broadway musical is based on the
memoirs of legendary strip tease artist
Gypsy Rose Lee. It is about a bullying,
ruthless stage mother who drives her
two daughters into show business and
keeps their noses to the grindstone until
one of them becomes a star. The song
and dance chronicle blows through a
series of American cities on the heels
of the childhood vaudeville routines
performed by Gypsy (then called Louise)
and her younger sister, June, throughout
CCSD promotes
"Don't Get Smashed"
Alcohol Awareness
Week begins Oct. 16
Jason Cox
STAFF WRITER
"Abuse of alcohol ultimately
gets in the way of students
getting the education they
deserve and are offered
here
Janice Vertucci Schreiber (left) stars as Momma
Rose, and Elizabeth Lucas, who plays Gypsy will wow
audiences Thursday, (file photo)
the '20s and '30s. Gypsy was seen as an
ugly duckling in her stage mothers' eyes,
and was forced to play a newsboy while
June soaked up the spotlight.
When June flees her mother's domi-
nation, Louise is seen as worthy of her
mother's attention. Through the world
of burlesque Is Gypsy able to attain the
stardom and adoration once sought by
her mother, to the horror of Herbie,
Rose's friend and the girls agent.
Gypsy quickly earns the title. Queen
of Burlesque. Known for her witty banter
and seductive style, she becomes quite
the socialite, starring on stage and
screen, writing several novels, plays
and articles, and eVen hosting her own
talk show.
"I want to do justice to this very
demanding role said Janice Vertucci
Schreiber, who plays Rose. "Rose's role
is grueling because of the singing and
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Alcohol Awareness Week will
be Oct. 16-18 on ECU's campus.
The theme this year is "Don't Get
Smashed" and various games, events
and activities have been planned.
This year's festivities have been
put together by members of IMPACT,
a committee cosistent of various
organizations on campus who take an
active interest in alcohol awareness.
Randy Haveson will be speaking
at 8 p.m. Oct. 16 at Hendrix Theater.
Numerous games and contests will be
held in front of the Student Recreation
Center on Oct. 17. Students can win
CD's, T-shirts and other prizes by
playing games and taking the time to
heighten their awareness of alcohol
and its effect on students.
While some students drink legally
and moderately, there is still illegal and
dangerous consumption occurring.
"ECU is pretty much equal right
now compared with other campuses
and their drinking statistics said Bob
Morphet, a substance abuse counselor
have been
st four years or
cases involve alcohol or
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BethCredle
Health Education and Promotion, SHC
to coma or death Morphet said.
"In my health class freshman year,
we discussed binge drinking said
junior Brian Watson. "My professor
told us the definition of binge drink-
ing was drinking four or more beers
in one sitting. 1 remember the guy
next to me asking if it was binge
drinking if you drank four beers, got
up and then sat somewhere else to
drink the next beer Watson said.
Students who consume large
amounts of alcohol are at risk, accord-
ing to Beth Credle, director of health
education and promotion at the
Student Health Center.
"We like to tell students that
alcohol, when not taken in modera-
tion, can be dangerous physically,
socially as well as mentally Credle
said. "Students who drink heavily
are more likely to drop out, as well
as engage in violent acts and sexual
assaults
A students' academics may be
affected by binge drinking.
"ECU's Image asu party school Is
changing and the academics should
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serve their patrons. The
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for the live event set to roll in about
12 hours, Macy is the quintessential
WWF superfan, a Trekkie with
muscles.
"I'm pretty much into anything
(the WWFJ is selling says Macy,
who cut out of work in hopes
of spotting some of his favorite
wrestlers as they pulled in to the
arena's parking lot. "Anything
Well, almost anything.
"Except that whole voting
thing he adds. "That seems kind
of pointless to me, although it's a
nice effort I guess
Macy is speaking of the WWF's
brisk but calculated entrance into
the political arena, a move that
took basically everyone by surprise.
Wrestlers commanded the floor at
both conventions this summer, and
if you thought you saw the Rock
on MSNBC, you weren't having
delusions.
Additionally, and perhaps most
importantly, the WWF has con-
verted more than 100,000 fans into
registered voters through live events
and its Web site, wwfvote.com. And
the federation issued a challenge
in August to both Vice President
Al Gore and Gov. George W. Bush,
requesting their presence for a
televised debate in the middle of
the ring, of course.
Unfortunately, while no one can
deny the numbers, the candidates
can do their best to brush them
off. And that, according to a recent
announcement by WWF superstar
Mick Foley, is exactly what they're
doing.
"We're feeling a little bit
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characterization. It requires a lot of
vocal rest. I want to meet these chal-
lenges. I am loving every minute
of it
"Gypsy" features many songs
such as "Everything's Coming Up
Roses "Let Me Entertain You
and "You Gotta Have a Gimmick
It was adapted to the stage by
the same lyrical team that wrote
"West Side Story Jule Styne, com-
poser of "Funny Girl supplied
the score for "Gypsy which ran
a record 22 months on Broadway
from 1959-61.
"I am really excited to play
opposite Janice said Chris Hill,
who plays Herbie. "Janice is a great
professor (In the theater depart-
ment) and a high caliber actor.
Herbie has great scenes and a great
dramatic role. He is just a regular
guy, sometimes he's afraid of the
dark and he wants to be loved.
The only difficulty I've with this
role is hitting low G during one of
the songs. But I can hit it now, no
problem
"I think everyone should come
to see the play because it is inspira-
tional Hill said. "There are some
little kids acting in it who act, sing
and dance, and they are really good
at it. I think everyone who attends
will be pleased
"We have attempted to turn the
Messick Theater into a backstage
Caprio said. "Because the play is
a sort of play within a play, we
wanted to involve the audience as
much as possible. I think everyone
will enjoy the production. It is
popular with audiences. There is
a good story behind it, and it is a
lot of fun
Tickets are also available
through the ECU Box Office at
328-6829.
This writer can be contacted
at ewhite@tec.ecu.edu.
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Credle said. "Abuse of alcohol ultimately gets in the
way of students getting the education they deserve
and are offered here
"I have calmed down quite a bit since my freshman
year said junior Mike Auman. "I remember the
many wild nights, in addition to a few nights I don't
remember so well
Like many students, Auman engaged in partying
and alcohol consumption but since has found a
balance between partying and studying.
According to Credle, being away from home for the
first time and experimentation is probably the most
common reason given as to why a student chooses to
drink once in college.
This writer can be contacted at jcox@tececu.edu.
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It had to happen-Virtual U. sports a team
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP)-This betaig Kentucky, it
had to happen. Kentucky Virtual University, the
state's electronic portal to a higher education without
lecture halls, dorms or bad cafeteria food, has a
sports franchise.
There are already t-shirts from the KVU Athletic
Department and there will be a logo after its selection
by an online poll of KVU students.
The next thing you know, the KVU Avengers will
want state funding for a football stadium. Or at least
get investigated by the NCAA.
Actually, the @vengers are a huge success. They
started the season 2-0 and have already generated
interest and enthusiasm among the far-flung Virtual
U. students and staff.
"We're just trying to have a little bit of fun and
raise the awareness of distance learning opportuni-
ties said Sue Patrick, director of marketing for
Kentucky Virtual University.
Virtual U. is one of the success stories in higher
education, even if little known among the general
public. It was one of the creations of the 1997
overhaul of public higher education. During its first
class offerings in the fall of 1999, there were 235
students.
This semester, there are 2,354 students taking
3,096 classes. Final figures are not available for this
term, but last spring students came from 117 counties,
18 states and seven foreign countries.
All of them are real college courses that count
toward degrees or certificates and are taught by
real professors. It's just that instead of sitting at
an uncomfortable desk for 50 minutes three times
a week, a student might be sitting in front of a
computer screen at 1:30 a.m. after getting off work
on the late shift.
It probably works so well because Kentuckians are
so place bound. While there are eight real universities
and dozens of technical and community colleges, plus
assorted extension and satellite campuses, a lot of
people in Kentucky just don't like to have to go far. It's
sort of the same reason there are 120 county seats.
The (rfvengers help create a sense of snaring and
community among the "online learners Patrick
said.
The idea was hatched In early 1999 when a publica-
tion facetiously suggested that if Virtual U. wanted to
be really accepted in Kentucky, it needed a mascot and
probably a basketball team.
Mary Beth Susman, (venger coach-all five-foot
nothing of her-head cheerleader and chief executive
officer of Kentucky Virtual University, grabbed the idea
of a mascot and ran with it.
here are five other "real" teams in the league-virtual
learning institutions at Michigan, New Hampshire, Old
Dominion, Texas and Magellan. Some chose boring,
traditional names, such as ODU adopting Monarchs,
which is the name for its real teams. Michigan went
with MegaRams; Texas is MegaHertz. None has the
panache of KVU �vengers.
To fill out the league, six other schools were
invented, including the Faber College Otters-motto,
"Knowledge is Gooda product of that pinnacle of
American cinematic achievement, Animal House.
The computer simulation games are played every
Saturday and game reports are compiled and sent to
the Virtual U. students. A Web site keeps track of the
league, complete with statistics. There will be a full
11-game schedule then a Virtual Bowl to crown the
league champion.
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"It's almost like the wrestlers are
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quite an achievement.
"People sometimes say that
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With 26.5 million 18-24 year-olds living in the United States, you are in a position to play a major role in this year's
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Al Gore supports
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Playoffs open
The first night of the major league base-
ball playoffs saw perennial favorites take a
hit in their best-of-five series.
In the first game of
their series, the Oakland
A's notched a 5-3 win
over the two-time defend-
ing World Series cham-
pion New York Yankees.
Gil Heredia had a strong
outing to earn the win
while New York's Roger
Clemens took the loss.
In the other Ameri-
can League series, the
Seattle Mariners got a
clutch home run from
Edgar Martinez to claim
the first game of their
series with the Chicago
White Sox, 7-4. Jose
Mesa picked up the
win for the Mariners in
relief.
The next game in their
series is Today at 4 pm.
In Tuedsay's lone
national league matchup,
the Atlanta Braves suffered
a wild loss to the equally
wild Rick Ankeil and the
St. Louis Cardinals, 7-5.
The two teams will square
off again Today.
The San Francisco Giants hosted the
New York Mets yesterday, The result were
not available by the deadline.
More managers get ax
After being the Arizona Diamondbacks
only manager, JJJhowaterwas fired
after five season Tuesday.
Last season Showalter led Arizona to a
100-62 record and an NL West title. This
season, the Diamondbacks stumbled going
85-77 and finishing third
in the division.
Fellow NL West skip-
per, Davey Johnson has
also reportedly been
canned. Johnson led the
L.A. Dodgers to an 86-76
record and a second
place finish in the NL
West.
Johnson is regarded as one of the best
baseball minds in the game after stints with
the Reds, Orioles and Mets.
Panthers lose
coordinator, kicker
Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator,
Bill Musgrave resigned Wednesday after
the Panthers offense sputtered in their first
four games. The 1 -3 Panthers have scored
only 78 points this season, 38 of those
points came in one game against the
49ers.
Meanwhile, place kicker Richie Cun-
ningham was released by the Panthers after
going 5-7 on field goals.
Late in Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cow-
boys, the Panthers faced a crucial fourth-
and-one. Showing a lack of confidence in
Cunningham's ability to hit the 47-yard
field goal that the team was in position
for, the Panthers opted to go for it.
Musgrave's offense failed to convert the
attempt, giving the Cowboys the ball and
ultimately the win.
Sendek gets extension
After four seasons at the helm of the
N.C. State basketball squad and four trips
to the NIT, Herb Sendek was rewarded with
a two year contract extension. Sendek has
gone 73-58 in his four seasons in Raleigh
and has not taken the Wolfpack to the
NCAA Tournament.
ECU prepares for trip to Memphis
Tiger rushing game
should test Pirate defense
Saturday Oct. 7, 2 p.m Fox Sports Net
Stephen Schramm
sports eorroR
It's been six weeks since the official beginning of
the 2000 football season and ECU has yet to have a
"real" away game.
Since the Pirates thumped Duke 38-0 in front of a
mostly purple-clad Wallace-Wade Stadium crowd, the
Pirates have not had to venture outside of Greenville
to play a game.
"Really all of our games felt like they were home
games said junior defensive tackle Bernard Williams.
Saturday's game at Memphis will be the first foray
into a hostile environment for the Pirates.
"Anytime you go into someone else's home, you're
the underdog said senior center Sherwin Lacewell.
"No matter what the papers say or what the press
says
What the press and the ECU coaches are saying
about the Pirates' opponent, Memphis, is that the
Tigers are no pushovers.
"The people who don't understand football won't
understand how good these people are ECU Head
Coach Steve Logan said. "The football fan knows
that these guys can beat anybody on their schedule.
They beat Tennessee a couple of years ago. Last year
Tennessee beat them 17-16. They were 5-6 football
team last year that started the season 3-1
"As with a lot of teams in Conference USA they're
not really traditionally big name teams Lacewell said.
"But they're up and coming. Memphis is definitely
one of those teams. They pose a real threat to anybody
they play
At 3-2 this season, the Tigers have relied on a strong
rushing attack.
"They've got a real good running game Logan
said. "They do a real good job pushing the ball straight
"Anytime you go
into someone else's
home, you're the
underdog No
matter what the
papers say or what
the press says
Sherwin Lacewell
Senior Center, ECU Football
Above: ECU'S only road game of the season was the season opener at Duke (file photo)
ahead. That's one of those things we've shown some
vulnerability at. Its going to be a test for us
"As far as the run, they are very good running
the ball Williams said. "They've got two very good
running backs back there and a great offensive line.
We've got to prepare for those guys
On defense the Tigers are anchored by Kamal
Shakir, a senior middle linebacker and a preseason
All-Conference selection. The unit also features four
returning starters in the secondary and should pose a
stiff challenge to the ECU offense.
"They pose some very special problems Lacewell
said. "They have the seventh ranked defense in the
nation, so it's going to be a tough challenge. We've
got to focus on techniques and coming off the ball
and being a lot more physical than we have been to do
anything against Memphis
The Pirates are coming off a bye week and should
head into the Memphis game with ample preparation.
"We had some real meaningful practices during
the off week lacewell said. "So I think that's going
to help us
This writer can be contacted at sschramm@tec.edu.edu.
Women's golf team victorious
In their first season, the Pirates won their first tournament this weekend al the Greenville Country Club, (photo by Kenny Smith)
Pirates host and
win first tournament
Kyle Barnes
STAFF WRITER
The ECU women's golf team cap-
tured their first ever tournament
victory and placed two pirate golfers
among the top ten overall in the first
home tournament of the season. The
ECU team finished the tournament
with a two-day stroke total of 618,
topping the Weber State team by two
strokes.
Ashley Leonard was the key player
in the Pirate win, finishing in a tie for
second place. On Monday, Leonard
shot two-over-par 73 and put herself in
a good position leading into the final
round. Tuesday's heat and humidity
would somewhat take its toll on the
ECU freshman and Leonard ended
the day with a final round 74 and
cumulative total of 147.
"I'm happy with the way I finished,
but I know It could have been a lot
better Leonard said. "I caught a few
bad breaks on the back nine but can't
complain with a second place finish
in the tournament and first on the
team
"Playing well in the first two
tournaments gave us some con-
fidence and now we know that
we can perform with all the
players and not worry too much
about being a young team
Krasny said.
Jessica Krasny
Freshman. ECU Golf
Freshman Jessica Krasny also placed
in the top ten making it her third
consecutive top ten finish this season.
Krasny shot 79 in the first round of the
tournament, but on Tuesday bettered
her game by four strokes turning in a 75.
Her two-day total of 153 landed Krasny
in a five way tie for eighth.
"Playing well in the first two tourna-
ments gave us some confidence and now
we know that we can perform with all
the players and not worry too much
about being a young team Krasny said.
"I am actually kind of disappointed in
the way that I played, but I hung in there
and I am proud of the way I fought
Alyssa Hayes and Mai Sugiyama also
contributed to ECU'S win by turning
in final totals of 160 and finishing in
a tie for 31st.
The women's golf team is in its first season (photo Kenny Smith)
"Coming into this week we knew we
could win, that's what we wanted, and I
think it showed. Our team competes with
a lot of heart and excitement, and really
wants to win every match they play in
Coach Sally Hammel said.
ECU will play next on Oct. 9-10
in Charleston, S.C.
This writer can be contacted a
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Stephen Schramm
SPORTS EDITOR
Entering this season, the buzz-
word surrounding ECU'S women's
soccer team was youth. With 10
freshmen and only four seniors,
the team looked as if it was going
to take some knocks early.
However, at 7-4-2, it has not
happened. The Pirates' solid start is
due in large part to inspired play by
the freshmen and effective leader-
ship by the seniors, especially team
co-captain Kim Sandhoff.
"She's Just a phenomenal
player said head coach Rob Don-
nenwirth. "She is able to beat teams
in so many ways. When the team
is in a situation where they are on
their heels defensively, she is able
to help pick it up.
Coming into this season, Sand-
hoff sat atop the ECU career lists for
goals, assists and points. She held
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Kim Sandhoff (right) high-fives freshman Mindy Nixon after practice, (photo
byJohnStowe)
Pirate swimmers prepare for purple and gold meet
Scrimmage to give
coaches chance for
analysis
Ryan Downey
SENIOR WRITER
The ECU Men's and Women's
swim teams are gearing up for
another big season. Unfortunately,
the team like all others at ECU,
excluding the football team, has
been kicked out of the CAA. This
means while they will swim against
CAA teams in the regular season,
they will not be allowed to score
in the conference championship
meet. That hasn't dampened the
spirits of Head Coach Rick Kobe
or the team, as they plan to
compete in the much larger and
faster Eastern College Athletic
Conference(ECAC) meet.
This years team has a lot of
speed and talent on both the men's
and women's conference cham-
pion teams. Everybody is ready for
the season to start.
"Our team this year is a good
mix of young and old. Our goals
this year are the same as every year,
to go undefeated in our duel meets,
and win the conference said Kobe.
Both the men's and women's teams
have the potential to be the best
ever. We have a lot of depth, we
have a lot of fast kids with a lot of
potential
Last week, the team held their
annual pentathlon practice where
the whole team competes in time
trials in the individual events. The
team set seven pentathlon records.
This gives fodder for great expecta-
tions from both the coaching staff
and the athletes themselves as the
season approaches.
The freshmen class has created
a buzz within the program that
has not been heard for years. A
lot is expected out of this young
group.
"Their class is twice the size of
the class I came in with. I think
each year we bring in faster kids
said Harris
This season, the team will be
gearing up for the ECAC champion-
ship meet. The NCAC is a large
conglomeration of teams from con-
ferences all over the east coast. The
member schools compete against
each other in a meet that features
up to 40 teams. ECU has a history
with the meet but has not com-
peted in it for the last few years due
to scheduling conflicts with the
CAA championship meet.
"This is a big time tournament
and on paper, we should be one
of the top three teams with a
chance to win both meets if we stay
healthy said coach Kobe.
Conference or no conference,
both the men and women are ready
to start competing against someone
besides themselves.
"We're still swimming against
the same schools. The ECAC is a
bigger event, but we're not worried
about going into it. I think we will
be ready for it said Julie Palmer,
captain of the diving team. "I'm
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Sandhoff from page 6
the single season records for most
goals and most points in school
history.
Since coming to ECU four years
ago, Sandhoff, a Hawaii native, has
played in 51 of ECU'S 52 games.
"She is able to score goals in so
many ways and ditch the ball when
she is double and triple-teamed, as
has been the case sometimes this
year Donnenwirth said.
All this has combined to make
her an effective team leader.
"Last year we had eight seniors
and this year we only have four
Sandhoff said. "I think this year
everyone on the team is stepping
it up including our freshmen. We
played the whole spring together,
so we kind of knew early on that
we need to step it up
Sandhoff leads the team with 11
assists, 19 points and four goals.
In addition to her numbers,
she has served as a mentor to the
younger players on the squad.
"She definitely picks all of us up
and picks our spirits up when were
losing freshman Mandy Nixon
said. "She's definitely a big leader
on the field
"Kim will tell it like it is Don-
nenwirth said. "She will tell the
team when they need to pick It
up.
Four years ago, then Head
Coach, Neil Roberts, recruited Sand-
hoff. Two years into her ECU
career, Roberts left and Donnen-
wirth became head coach.
"They definitely have different
coaching styles Sandhoff said.
"But both of them are excellent
coaches. I've gotten to know (Don-
nenwirth) this summer and I respect
him so much
"She's definitely the most cre-
ative player that has played here,
she's the most creative player who
has ever played for me Donnen-
wirth said. "Next year, we're losing
four players, which may not sound
like a lot compared to last year
when we lost seven, but there's no
replacing Kim. There's no replacing
such a dynamic player.
This writer can be contacted at
sports&tec. ecu. edu.
Swimmers from page 6
just expecting all of us to qualify
for ECAC and possibly the NCAAs.
We need to keep learning dives and
do well said Palmer.
The men are also ready to
get back into the action as they
have brought in new recruits that
will assist to their depth in many
events.
"I feel very confident in the
ability of our swim team. The team
has gained a lot of talent in every
event. The back stroke will be
our strongest event being that we
brought in four new guys after
having only two on the back stroke
last year. The new guys will make
it better said Matt Watson men's
co-captain.
Though the important thing
about the season is winning as
many meets as possible, there is one
meet that the team looks forward
to every year, UNC Wilmington.
This meet will fall at the end of
the season, for possibly the last
time.
"I definitely can't wait for our
last meet against Wilmington. I
think the rivalry that they have put
on us will elevate our competitive
spirit and we will be able to come
out victorious at the end said Ralf
Lang men's co-captain.
The Pirates Have a full team
scrimmage coming up on October
12 as a tune up to get them ready
for the regular season. The season
promises to be an exciting one with
the coaching staff watching closely
at how the team performs.
"We base everything on how
many varsity records we set. We
want to recruit kids who will make
the NCAA standards, win individual
conference events and make the
Olympic trials in Olympic years
said Kobe.
This writer can be contacted at
sports&tec. ecu. edu.
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