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Find out about the Dec. 4 COC
9 days to go
until Graduation
Flu shot
Student Health Services offers a flu clinic
from 9 a.m4 p.m today at the Dowdy Stu-
dent Store. Flu shots for students will cost $10
and $15 for staff.
The Cell plays at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Hen-
drix Theatre and again at 3 p.m. on Sunday,
Dec. 3. It will be followed by Beau Travail at
10 p.m tonight and at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday,
Dec. 3.
The Student Chamber Orchestra will per-
form at 8 p.m. tonight in the A. . Fletcher
Recital Hall. Ara Gregorian will direct the pro-
AIDS march
A candlelight march for World AIDS Day
will begin at 6 p.m. at (oyner Library on
Friday, Dec. 1. The march will proceed through
campus and into the downtown area. A
reception and special presentation in Menden-
hall Student Center will follow. Contact Beth
Credle at 328-6794 for more information.
Jazz concert
The School of Music's three popular jazz
ensembles will combine their instruments and
sounds for a public concert at 8 p.m. on Friday,
Dec. 1 in Wright Auditorium. Carroll Dashiell
Jr. and Paul Tardif will direct this lively per-
formance that features the "A" and "B" )azz
Ensembles and the Contemporary Jazz Ensem-
ble. The concert is free and the public is
Chancellor Richard Eakin and wife oAnn
will be the Grand Marshals for Greenville's
Christmas Parade that begins at noon on Sat-
urday, Dec. 2 and follows a route through the
downtown area. The Greenville aycees, the
parade's sponsor, picked the Chancellor and
his wife to show them how much the city
and eastern North Carolina have appreciated
their contributions through Eakin's tenure at
ECU. Eakin will retire this spring after 14 years.
WITN-TV will televise the parade.
Holiday music
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will per-
form its Holiday Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday,
Dec. 3 in Wright Auditorium. Sponsored by the
Friends of the School of Music, the concert is
free and the public is invited.
Open house
The ECU Field Station for Coastal Studies at
Lake Mattamuskeet will be open to the public
during the annual Swan Days Festival on Sat-
urday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3 at the his-
toric lodge in Hyde County. The field station is
located in the lodge's east wing and students
will conduct tours and answer questions on
both days from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
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Two females assaulted near campus Sunday
Incidents similar
to Greenville
grabber assaults
Melyssa Ojeda
Two females were
assaulted by a man, whose
description is similar to
that of the Greenville
grabber, within 15 min-
utes of each other Sunday
According to police
reports, two females, both
ECU students, were walk-
ing toward campus on 4th
Street at approximately
8:25 p.m. when they real-
ized they were being fol-
lowed by an unknown
The suspect caught
up with the women and
grabbed one of them. She
immediately sat down on
the sidewalk, making it
difficult for the suspect to
pick her up. The suspect
then let go of the woman
and ran away.
Minutes later, another
female was assaulted. The
suspect, driving a white
pickup truck, attempted
to grab a female walking
alone on the sidewalk. The
female ducked and ran
two blocks to her house
to call the police.
The suspect in both
assaults is a white male,
30 years old, 5-feet-ll-
inches tall, 230 pounds,
with brown hair and a
mustache. One of the vic-
tims said he had a goatee
and wore thick glasses.
The suspect was wearing
a plaid shirt, dark pants,
a belt and white tennis
Police believe Sunday's
assaults are related, but
would not say if the sus-
pect is the same man who
was arrested by police
Oct. 25 for assaulting
four women near the ECU
Shelton Edward
Thomas was arrested for
assaulting four women
at different times from
August to September of
this year. The arrest
followed a Greenville
Police Department (GPD)
surveillance operation.
Thomas later confessed
to the assaults. Thomas
is currently out on an
unsecured $10,000 bond,
which means if he fails
to show up to his court
date on Jan. 9, 2001 he
would be forced to pay
the $10,000 bond or face
"If this is the same
man, I will do everything
in my power to make
sure that he does not
get an unsecured bond
this time said Detective
Amy Clark of the GPD,
who investigated Thom-
as's assaults as well as Sun-
Clark also said there
is a possibility the sus-
pect could be a copy-cat
and that police could not
verify this until the inves-
tigation is completed.
Police say the unse-
Student dies of
heart complications
Friends remember talented,
up-and-coming artist
Melyssa Ojeda
ECU art major Caleb Dowd, 22, was
found dead at his Greenville residence
Sunday evening.
According to police reports, officers
found no sign of a struggle or forced entry
into the residence. Police also say an
autopsy was performed and no sign of foul
play was involved. Toxicology report results
will be available in six to eight weeks.
Although the cause of death is
unknown, Dowd had a history of heart
Students and professors who knew
Dowd were shocked to learn of their friend's
passing earlier this week.
Gil Leebrick, the director of the Gray
Gallery at the School of Art, grew close to
Dowd after their first meeting two years
ago, when Dowd was a sophomore.
"Caleb was a mature young man; very
responsible, and never lacking with a
smile Leebrick said.
Leebrick remembered Dowd's readiness
A Web site featuring Dowd's artwork is being
created by his brother Joshua.
to lend a hand in the gallery, where
he worked as a gallery guard, helping
to serve during receptions and answer
"He'd stop in to say 'hi' and if I
was short-handed he was there in a
heartbeat Leebrick said. "He was
also a very talented up-and-coming
"He was really funny when you
got to know him said senior Christie
Smith, who shared an art studio with
Dowd and other artists at the school.
"He was a very hard worker very
Dowd's work has been called "Dali-
esque" by those who witnessed his
senior show this past spring in the
school's senior gallery. Dowd's later
work as an upperclassman was mainly
"It was impressive Smith said.
"He was improving a lot
At the School of Art, a senior show
is considered an art student's biggest
"Having a senior show is the cov-
eted moment every art student dreams
of said sophomore art major Erin
Mudge. "It's when all of your work
is accepted by your adviser, and your
friends and family gather to celebrate
your work before you graduate
Others who knew Dowd shared
similar memories of a positive and
upbeat young artist. Chuck Chamber-
land, a professor of ceramics, touched
upon the dynamics of his classes with
"When the class found out every-
one was just devastated he said.
"Everyone always got along great,
there is a lot of interaction in ways
that you don't have in a lecture
class. Caleb was loved very much by
A Web site exhibiting Dowd's art is
in the works. Dowd's brother Joshua
plans to create the site for those who
never knew Caleb to become familiar
with him and his work. A one-time
scholarship in his name will also be
set up.
Friends and family gathered to pay
their respects at Dowd's family home
in Bakersville, N.C. Tuesday night,
cured bond- and its
amount is typical of any
other similar case.
"The amount of
(Thomas's) bond and the
type that it is is nothing
out of the ordinary Clark
Police also say the
second incident Sunday
could not technically be
considered an assault,
since no physical contact
was made with the victim.
According to University
Attorney Ben Irons, assault
on a female is a low-class
misdemeanor. If an indi-
vidual is convicted, he
or she faces a maximum
penalty of six years in
There is currently no
such thing as attempted
assault on a female in
North Carolina.
� To keep from becom-
ing a victim, Clark advises
all females to walk in
groups of five or six if pos-
sible, especially at night.
"I want women to
know that this isn't their
fault if they are walking
alone and something hap-
pens to them she said.
"I suggest they use the
resources available to
them such as ECU police
escorts and to call friends
to pick them up when it's
Anyone with addi-
tional information should
contact the GPD at
329-4300 or Det. Clark at
This writer can be contacted
A remembrance party will be held on Sunday, Dec. 10 at the Dowd family residence
in Bakersville, N.C. for guests who knew Caleb Dowd. (all artwork by Caleb Dowd)
after Dowd's body was cremated. A
remembrance party open to all who
knew him will take place at his family's
home Sunday, Dec. 10 at 497 Bear
Creek Rd. In Bakersville.
Dowd's presence at ECU will be
missed by those who knew him and
his art.
"He was a great kid Chamberland
said. "In my 34th year of teaching he
was in the top 10 percent of upbeat
"We'll all miss him Smith said.
This writer can be contacted
One killed, one injured in bowling alley shooting
The Daily Reflector-An apparent armed robbery
early Sunday at a popular bowling center left one
employee dead and another in critical condition,
Greenville police said.
Police said the two employees were in the office
of AMF East Carolina Lanes, 700 Red Banks Road,
around 3 a.m. Sunday when a man dressed all in black
and wearing a black mask entered the office and shot
them both.
Elizabeth Damron, 51, of 312 Dorcus Terrace,
Greenville, was killed in the attack. Dustin O'Neil,
20, who was living with Damron's family, was listed
in critical condition Sunday at Pitt County Memorial
O'Neil called 911 to report the incident, police said.
Officers arriving at the bowling alley forced their way
into the building through a front door, and a police
K-9 unit tracked the suspect from a side door into
the wooded area behind the business, near Courtney
Square Apartments.
Police were still searching for the suspect Wednesday
Anyone with information regarding the incident
should contact Greenville police at 329-4300 or Pitt-
Greenville Crime Stoppers at 758-7777.
B-GLAD sjjeaker P. Coieman Temple spoke to students about living with AIDS in honor of World AIDS Day Wednesday evening. Temple, whose stage name is Purina Chow, has raised thousands of dollars for AIDS research. (Stowe)

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Thursday, November 30, 2000
SGA hopes everyone had a
wonderful Thanksgiving break
and is ready to wrap up the fall
As SGA looks back on this
semester, we can give many
thanks to all of the students
and administrators at ECU. SGA
has accomplished so much this
fall, under new leadership and
mindsets, that summing it all up
In one article is not possible.
From the beginning of the
semester, this article has appeared
in Thursday's edition of TEC,
garnering rave reviews and an
unprecedented voice from the
organization that serves the stu-
dent body. SGA also appointed
students to all Faculty Senate
committees, 19 students in all�
another unprecedented event for
student representation.
The University of North Caro-
lina bond referendum campaign
was perhaps the headliner of
the fall series of SGA events, as
we were effective in passing
Michael C. Aho
the near $191
million issue
for ECU. The
Legislature is
also constantly
becoming more
diverse and
getting larger,
making it a
better voice for
the student
Just recently, Monica l'alumbo,
sophomore class president, was
involved with the Miss North Caro-
lina USA Pageant and we are proud
to have her tied to our SGA. Con-
gratulations to her. Also, Keith
Tingley has recently been elected
the new president of the Inter
Fraternity Council, the main male
Greek cohesive organization.
At last week's legislature meet-
ing, the constitution of the ECU
Thespians of Diversity passed and
two new members were welcomed
into the legislature.
Also, Marcus Frederick issued
concern relevant to the author of
this weekly article. This week, the
Student Welfare Committee with
Arthur Gordon and Shea Sohooli
offered two resolutions in regard
to Parking and Traffic Issues. A
note to all students concerned
with parking: feel free to attend
the Parking and Traffic Commit-
tee meeting today at 3:30 p.m. in
Room 221 of Mendenhall Student
Center (MSC).
Also this week, one new
member was welcomed into the
Legislature. Ernest Daily offered
information relevant to AIDS
Awareness Week activities at ECU
and last night, an opening cer-
emony for the National AIDS
Memorial Quilt was held.
The last Campus Organization
Council (COC) meeting will be
at 6:30 p.m Monday, Dec. 4 in
the Multipurpose Room of MSC.
Please send a representative from
your organization!
Nov. 27
Larceny-A student reported his
bike had been stolen from the
rack west of Scott Hall sometime
between Nov. 24 and Nov. 26.
Damage to Property-A student
reported an unknown person
wrote on her residence hall room
door with a permanent marker.
Larceny-A staff member reported
his hand held radio was stolen
from Central Receiving in the
pirceny-A student reported her
bike had been stolen from the
rack south of Garrett Hall some-
time between Nov. 21
and Nov. 27.
Larceny-A student reported her
bike had been stolen from the
rack east of Scott Hall sometime
between Nov. 21 and Nov. 27.
Driving While Impaired; failure to
Carry Driver's License-A student
was arrested on the referenced
charges after being stopped for
impeding traffic at the intersection
of Reade and Cotanche streets.
Tampering with Motor Vehicle-A
non-student was issued a trespass
warning after another non-student
observed him pulling on door
handles ol cars parked in the lot
north of the Student Recreation
Center. No damage was found on
any of the vehicles tampered.
Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehi-
cle-A staff member reported a
window was broken out of the
Student Government Association
van parked south of Greene Hall.
Larceny-A student reported her
bike was stolen from the rack
east of Fleming Hall sometime
between Nov. 21 and Nov. 28.
Larceny-A student reported his
bike was stolen from the rack
south of Garrett Hall sometime
between Nov. 26 and Nov. 28.
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. Wednesday, Nov 29�ECU Thespians for Diversity
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.Wednesday, Nov 29�Unveiling of AIDS
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MM -Thursday, Nov 30 Unity Step sponsored by MP1 It
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Bush seeks reversal, Gore tells
Supreme Court to stay out
To Bin in the
loliday Reason
Although their name makes them sound dread-
fully boring, they're delightfully witty and fun.
Join the Scholars of London for a night of mad-
rigal music that spans centuries of European
Christmas songs. Let this clever and amusing
quartet put you in a holiday mood. Discount
staff, faculty, and student tickets available at
the Central Ticket Office until December 14 at
6:00 p. 11. Ail iikets at the door will be full
price. (Mendenhall Student Center, Monday-Fri-
day, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m 328-4788, 1-800-
To Find
To Solve a Crirhe
The Cell (R) Jennifer Lopez stars in
this fast-paced thriller about a serial
killer bent on murdering innocent
female victims. When the FBI finally
closes in on the killer, he slips into a
comma leaving his last captive's loca-
tion unknown and the FBI desperate.
Get in free with one guest on presen-
tation of your valid ECU One Card.
To Catch a Free
Beau Travail (Unrated) Ex-Foreign
Legion officer Caloup recalls his glori-
ous life leading troupes in the Gulf
of Djibouti. Follow Galoup from this
career high through the downward
spiral of hate and jealousy that leads
to his destruction. Present your valid
ECU One Card to get in free with one
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"Non-SmoMng Show-
extraordinary plea, George W.
Bush's lawyers on Tuesday asked
the nation's nine justices to bring
"legal finality" to the presidential
election by overturning the Florida
courts and ending any further ballot
Al Gore's team countered that
the U.S. Supreme Court should
not interfere in Florida's recount
dispute, arguing the issue that will
decide the White House winner
"does not belong in federal court
Three days before the nation's
highest court hears arguments,
both sides filed final written argu-
Republican Bush asked the jus-
tices to overturn a Florida Supreme
Court ruling that allowed hand
recounting of votes to continue
past a state imposed deadline of
Nov. 14, saying the manual reviews
openedUhe door for Democrat Gore
to continue legal contests for weeks
"The Florida Supreme Court's
decision, which conflicts with both
federal statutes and the federal
Constitution, will thus continue
to affect, and has the theoretical
potential to change, the outcome
of the presidential election in Flor-
ida, and thus the nation Bush
Florida Secretary of State Kather-
ine Harris certified Bush the winner
Sunday by a 537-vote margin out
of 6 million votes after the manual
recounts were done. If that stands,
the state's 25 electoral votes will
give Bush 271 in all-one more than
he needs to win the White House.
Bush's lawyers noted that Gore
is now contesting the election, even
after the extended deadline set by
the Florida Supreme Court, and
seeking additional hand counting
of thousands of disputed ballots.
The Texas governor's attorneys
told the justices that reversing
the Florida court ruling was neded
to bring an end to the election
"Reversal by this Court would
restore the legislatively crafted
method for appointing electors in
Florida to its status prior to Nov.
7, would allow the completion of
the proper selection of presidential
electors in Florida according to the
plan contemplated by the Constitu-
tion, and would aid in bringing
legal finality to this election
Bush attorneys also argued that
the Florida high court violated the
Constitution by extending a "clear"
vote recount deadline set in law
by the state Legislature to ensure
proper election of the state's 25
electors to the FJectoral College.
The Constitution, the Bush
brief said, gave that power solely
to the Legislature, and the court
improperly vacated the deadline
when it allowed hand recounts
to continue in three Democratic-
leaning counties for 12 days beyond
a state deadline of Nov. 14.
"The Florida Supreme Court
thus consciously and boldly over-
rode Florida's 'laws enacted prior
to' election day and replaced them
two weeks later with laws of its own
invention the brief said.
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process had been
stopped? It's just,
the leader of the
free world at stake.
Why shouldn't the
process take as
much time as it
needs? Every vote
should count.
Okay, since when did counting votes in the United States become a crime?
Isn't the"point of a democracy to have every voice be heard?
In this extended election season the necessary act of counting a vote, the
very basis for politics has become, well, political. In Florida, following the
close election and the mandatory machine recounts, a series of timely
hand recounts began in earnest. The counts were halted Sunday and Texas
Gov. George W. Bush was named president-elect). In the handful of Florida
counties where the recounts were held, there were still a few, like contested
Palm Beach county, that were still counting when the Florida government
stopped the process.
Why shpuld the process had been, stopped? It's just the leader of the free
world at stake. Why shouldn't the process take as much time as it needs?
Every vote should count. Every county in Florida should have participated
in a recount, done by people not machines. Granted, the nation is growing
weary of the, Florida circus, but ensuring that the public's vote is tallied is
what the entire election is about.
Most of us wish we couldturn back time to a place where we thought
hanging chads were something obscene. Apparently�-to Ihe powers that be
in Florida, they stHI re.
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Supreme Court should keep ojlt of recount
The Florida Supreme Court has
decided to let the recount continue
and to force Secretary of State
Katherine Harris to accept it.
The Bush camp has now gone
to the Supreme Court in attempts
to stop the recount from have
an impact on the final results.
The Gore camp had. addressed the
Supreme Court asking them not to
get involved in Florida's elections.
He wants them to let the matter be
decided on a state level.
' Our political process has gone
from being a public matter to a
decision decided by people sitting
in courtrooms deciding how votes
will be counted and ultimately, who
the next president of the United
States will be.
It was a big mistake on Bush's
part to go to the court and cry
about Florida's recent decision.
They weren't crying when Harris
decided not to accept the hand
counts passed their deadline.
They weren't crying when
the Democratic attorney general
decided to count overseas ballots,
including those that were void
due to postmark reasons or other
ilt se,ems as if the vice president
is trying to maintain a fair election.
He isn't asking for the counting
to be stopped and to be declared
president. He is simply asking
for his right and the right of the
American people to simply count.
He has stated that if he loses the �
count when fairly counted, he will
not contest the election.
Bush, on the other hand,
doesn't seem to want a fair recount.
He wants to stop all counting while
he's up and be declared the winner,
whether he actually won or not.
Is this the type of person we want
in the White House for the next
four years?
Bush wants to stop the hand
recount because he doesn't think
that the people overseeing the
balloting process will count fairly
due to some preference they might
have. This is the same guy who just
spent his entire election saying: "I
trust people, not government
He is the governor of a state
where hand recounts are allowed in
a situation similar to this. He had
no objections to that law. So, why
does he object to this hand recount?
Is it OK to have hand recounts in
As we grow, change and learn,
many events within our lives that
were once very exciting are now
just an everyday occurrence or
something that comes around once
a year. Two such events are birth-
days and Christmas.
Many people may not express
the same sentiment, if any, toward
these events and their symbolism
because they are either unaware of
Democrats don't play fairly
one place and not another? It's
easy to see that Bush has no basis
for anything he says and he just Hrfeir importance or they haven't
really put any thought behind
Birthdays come once a year.
So, why is it that once we reach a
certain age, for some people, they
lose their meaning? I've talked
to so many people that say once
they turned 18, and for some 21,
birthday's were no longer any fun.
Birthday's, themselves, are on a
timeline of events. When we reach
16, birthdays are a big to-do because
we can get our license. When we
turn 18, birthdays are exciting
because we can vote. When we rum
21, we are overly thrilled because
we can legally drink. In many states,
when we turn 25, we can rent a car.
What happens between those years
and what lies ahead?
There comes a time for many of
us when we reach a certain point
where presents are no longer impor-
tant and the time we spend with
our families and friends become
more important.
We no longer see a birthday as
something everyone should mark
on their calendars and call us sing-
ing "Happy Birthday" loudly into
the telephone.
Yes, it's still an important day
and we appreciate their recognition,
but it doesn't hold the same mean-
ing as it did to a child who received
wants to win.
The U.S, Supreme Court will
ultimately decide how Florida will
hold its elections now and in the
future. The court should let the
states decide how to hold their
elections and count their votes.
The only time the Supreme
Court should get involved is If there
is reasonable evidence to suspect
that a state might be breaking or
bending federal law or if one of the
state laws contradicts the Constitu-
tion. Other than that, it is up to the
states to decide how to interpret its
own lays, and the Florida Supreme
Court has done just that.
What was a state matter has
now become a federal matter due to
Bush's ignorance and his repeated
insistence to win the presidency
as the people's will is declared.
Ironically, by doing this, he has not
listened to the people, but rather
used the courts to step over them
and their desires.
This writer can be contacted
tons of presents and wore a shirt
screaming to the public "Today's
my birthday. Kiss me
The same thing goes for Christ-
mas. As kids, many of us may have
only focused on the physical aspects
of Christmas. We would often get
great gifts and toys and spend lots
of time with our families.
As children, we would enjoy
being the center of attention as
we opened our gifts. Our family
members would clap joyously as
we opened presents and squealed
with delight.
However, as adults, some of us
still quickly unwrap our presents
with anticipation and excitement
at what lies within the box, but
now most of us realize Christmas
does not mean the same thing.
Whereas before, we were overly
emotional with the Barbie dolls or
G.I. Joes we got and would run and
call our friends to compare gifts,
now our excitement is taken to a
deeper level.
It is still fun to receive, but the
overall symbolism of Christmas is
what makes it so beautiful. Know-
ing the symbolism of Christmas
makes it all worth while.
Knowing that Christmas is
Christ's birthday makes it even
more special.
We put up Christmas trees and
other decorations to make our
homes appear more fanciful and
within the season. We hang wreaths
on the grills of our cars to show
people we celebrate the holiday. But
what do we do about our hearts?
We can't decorate them.
We can't put an outward badge
of symbolism on them to show we
believe in Christ and the holiday.
Yea, we can wear Christmas colors.
but that doesn't show what is really
inside of us. If we don't feel pride,
appreciation and love within our
hearts for Christ and His holiday, as
far as I'm concerned, the meaning
of Christmas is lost.
Those that believe in other
religions have their own beliefs and
symbolism coinciding with them.
They may give gifts unlike ours,
or none at all. They may decorate
their homes in ways that are dif-
ferent to us, but mean something
to them.
We can't knock their religion
and their practices. Because as long
as they know within their soul what
it is that they believe in, nothing
and no-one can take it away from
As we age and begin knowing
and understanding ourselves and
others, we really begin to realize
what is and isn't important to us.
We find out what we can and won't
tolerate. We learn the real mean-
ings behind events and people. It
is during these times and constant-
questions where we really begin to
know ourselves.
Therefore, the remnants of how
we were as children linger on.
We may still cherish the over-
zealousness and ease with how a
child or young teen sees certain
It may have been easier when
we were younger to deal with cer-
tain situations and holidays because
we didn't know any better. Now,
hopefully, we do and we can apply
the true meanings, whatever you
see fit, into the holidays and your
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Dear Editor,
Why have we not found out
who the next president is? It has
been almost three weeks since
Election Day and the resolution is
days to come. There is only one
reason behind this whole delay,
the Democrats.
The Democrats have done any
and everything they can possibly
do to stall the final results. They
have filed over 12 lawsuits to over-
turn any of the decisions made by
the courts of Florida saying that
the rulings made were partisan and
Unfair? It's not fair to the citi-
zens of the United States that they
are spending our tax money and
will continue to do so untii they
are satisfied with the results.
The Democrats really know how
-to play dirty. They spread rumors
saying that the ballots in some of
the Florida counties were illegal
and confusing.
Sample ballots were made avail-
able to the public several months in
advance to make sure that everyone
would understand the layout. And
it wasn't until George W. Bush was
leading in the vote tallies that Al
Gore and his lawyers came forward
saying that the ballots were illegal
and confusing.
The thing that is so ironic to
me is that Democrats believe that
Republicans are not capable of run-
ning a nation, but the Democrats
can't even punch the right name
on the ballot.
Politics are dirty business and
the Democrats have certainly mas-
tered playing the game. It will be a
sweet victory when Bush is sworn
into office.
Britni Brooks, ECU student
istration shouldn't prove difficult
Presidents should know proper grammar
Dear Editor,
I am writing in regards to the
numerous letters that were written
to the editor regarding George W.
Bush and how he butchers the
English language.
I am a student at ECU and
strongly agree with the others who
have written and am appalled at
the fact that a presidential candi-
date, whom also happens to be the
governor of Texas, cannot grasp
English grammar!
Any student who is running for
a school office would be laughed off
the stage because of how incoher-
ent the speech was.
For example, at a South Carolina
oyster roast, Bush said, "We must
all hear the universal call to like
your neighbor just like you like to
be liked yourself
This is usual of him to even
screw up the golden rule!
It pains me to think how Bush
has stumbled over, fumbled over
and bumbled over words in an
attempt to recite lines that are fed to
him by countless advisors, speech
writers and former presidents.
I ask you, is this what is making
him win the race for the presidency
of the United States? He is a laugh-
ing stock not only in our country,
but in others as well.
It Is terrible to think that he
comes from such a powerful family
in which he was granted privileges
of a select few; apparently, he was
also granted the uncanny way of
putting a jumble of words together
to make a fool out of himself (which
is just plain embarrassing).
It insults me to know that a
presidential candidate cannot even
articulate a coherent sentence. Is
this what our nation is coming to?
Bush isn't running for class presi-
dent. He is running for president
of his nation.
Christina Cecconi
Hubert, NC
ECU student
Dear Editor,
I've gotten up early, I've waited
in long lines, I've gotten many busy
signals and I've done this seven
times before, so I was thrilled when
Web registration came into being
for the Spring 2000 semester.
Registration couldn't be any
easier, right? Maybe for those who
live in Greenville, but I've always
had an 8 a.m. class, and I live 70
miles from ECU.
I could either register for class at
7 a.m. at home and not make my 8
a.m. class or I could drive to campus
and try to be the first in line to get
registered at a terminal, then go to
class a few minutes late.
Well, the last seven times have
not been easy or fun. I didn't always
get what I wanted when I wanted it,
but you can't always get everything
your way.
I thought that since this was my
last time registering, it shouldn't be
much of a problem, I'm an old hat
at this. I certainly wasn't going to
take any chances this time because
I knew that one class required for
graduation, MGMT 4842, was going
to fill up quickly.
I thought I had it all under
control. I left my 14-year-old son in
front of the computer when I left
Jacksonville at 6 a.m. for my 8 a.m.
class on Monday Nov. 6.1 left my
husband the phone number and all
the codes necessary to register me
via the phone if my son was not
successful. I left in plenty of time
to get to a terminal on campus if
neither were successful and still
make it to most of my 8 a.m. class.
As you can guess by now, my
plans weren't successful. By 7:20
a.m my son had to get on the
bus to school and at 7:30 a.m. my
husband called me to tell me that
a busy signal was all he could get.
Optimist that I am, I asked my
husband to continue trying and
still thought that this was not going
to be a big problem.
I was the third person in line. I
was in front of the terminal at 8:02
a.m. Both sections that I wanted
were already closed.
I headed to the management
department to see what could be
done to get on a waiting list for
the class. I won't even mention
the impossibility of that request
(you'd have thought I wanted her
first-born son), but this next part
is where I have a problem with the
registration system.
As I stood there and the manage-
ment secretary was checking what
I said about sections being closed
already, another decision science
student arrived from the decision
science department and said that
AIX the MGMT 4842 sections were
The management secretary said
we were certainly wrong about
that as she still had four sections
still open. Something isn't right
about this. Why were the sections
showing up as closed on the deci-
sion science department computer
terminals and not on the manage-
ment department terminals?
All four of us who came from
the DSCI terminal stood in line
again in the management depart-
ment and by the time we arrived
at a management terminal at 8:15
a.m only two sections were left
I did get a MGMT 4842 class,
but no, I'm not happy. Why does
this have to be so hard?
Why can't the management
department take the names of grad-
uating seniors during registration
week (like the decision science
department) and prioritize on a
first-come, first-serve basis, or GPA
or something like that and get
graduating seniors in the classes
that are required for graduation.
What is being done for those
who haven't gotten the class and
are supposed to be graduating in the
spring? Why isn't the General Class-
room computer lab open during
terminal registration hours?
Margaret Dangerfield

6 The East Carolinian
Thursday, November 30, 2000
University radio station airs
nationally syndicated show
HAMPTON, Valnside the
small, dimly lit production room,
tDerrik McEachin controls what he
calls "the nerve center" of Hampton
University's radio station, WHOV.
, "1 could have a cot in here
said the HU junior, joking about
how many hours he spends at the
Station, producing public service
announcements and promotional
spots for shows and doing inter-
McEachin's hours got a bit
longer last month when WHOV
started airing "The Doug Banks
Show the station's first nation-
ally syndicated radio program.
The four-hour-long show taped in
Texas is giving students' invaluable
experience at a more professional
level of radio broadcasting.
"It's a great opportunity said
McEachin, who is majoring in
public relations. "As a college stu-
dent you don't get opportunities to
work on a syndicated show
A new partnership with the
ABC Radio Network is making it
all possible, said Jay Wright, the
station's general manager. The radio
network donated $20,000 in satel-
lite and broadcast equipment to
the university. It is also providing
HU students two paid internship
opportunities annually at ABC's
headquarters in Dallas.
"Kids are going to be able to put
on their resume "WHOV, an ABC
affiliate " Wright said. "Having
that nationally recognized name
gives them that professional edge
to get a call back or an initial
Several stations around the
country air "The Doug Banks
Show but HU is the only college
campus broadcasting the new ABC
talk and entertainment radio pro-
gram. The show, which is produced
in Dallas, targets college students,
particularly those at hlsloYVcalblack
colleges and universities.
Although the program airs tape-
delayed in Hampton Roads, it
requires that students perform at
a more professional level, Wright
said. The art in airing the new syn-
dicated show involves in making
flawless transitions from the taped
show to the station's public ser-
vice announcements and other in-
house promotions. Preparations for
each show begin at 8 a.m. when
McEachin arrives to record it.
He has one hour to choose inter-
esting parts from the broadcast,
and turn them into exactly timed
30-second spots to air during the
show. Kevin Anderson, the control
board operator comes in just before
10 a.m. He listens to the show and
carefully inserts the station's spots
every IS minutes before and past
the hour. At the top and bottom
of every hour, Anderson has five
minute breaks to play music, more
spots and announcements.
"I've got to stay on the clock
said the senior majoring in history.
"If I'm not here at a certain time, it
throws the show off
The partnership with ABC is
also benefiting students in other
mass media arts fields. HU advertis-
ing students who are members of
the American Advertising Federa-
tion are working on a promotional
campaign for "The Doug Banks
Show ABC provided the group
with a $2,000 budget to place ads,
make posters and promote the
show at on-campus events. The
group is also working on having
the radio show aired at the student
"In our field you need a lot of
experience said Kandace Taylor,
a senior and president of HU's
chapter of the AAF. "We can say
we, put a real advertising campaign
together for a syndicated show
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The East Carolinian 7
No more flipping burgers: College kids cash in on Internet porn
(AP)-Twenty-year-old Mike
Alexander leads a pretty full life.
He's a full-time college student at
Golden West College in Huntington
Beach, Calif. He works with his dad
at a warehouse, which he owns.
But that's ust his day job. Mike
owns and operates several Web
sites-sex Web sites. He serves as a
webmaster for, and Mike is just one
of the many college students who
have taken to the World Wide Web
not just to make money in the sex
field, but also for self expression,
which is the case with "Abby
She's the subject of,
a site devised with the purpose of
showing real-life via a Web cam.
College Web cams-that is, Web
cams featuring the home lives
of real college students are becom-
ing Increasingly popular and are
bringing Internet voyeurism to
the mainstream. So what would
Webheads see as a part of Abby's
real life?
"Probably at least half of
AbbyTV subscribers watch hoping
to see me take a bath, and that's
okay, too. Whatever brightens peo-
ple's days, 1 suppose the 20-year-
old California State social work
major said.
Web cams are stationed strategi-
cally throughout Abby's apart-
ment: The living room couch, the
bedroom (focused on the bed) and
yes, the bathtub. Some of the spicier
scenes Abby has given her audi-
ence are Abby having sex with her
boyfriend in her bedroom, taking
a long explorative bath, or having
fun with her vibrator on her living
room couch.
So what's Abby's angle? Is she
satisfying her exhibitionist side?
Perhaps, but Abby says there's a
deeper meaning behind what she
"I don't do it to get people
off or anything Abby said. "We
show real life. When you watch TV
you see all of these perfect, happy
people and happy families and
people feel bad about themselves
because they're like, 'Oh! I'm not
that thin or 'I'm not that happy
with my husband we're just
trying to show that real people
don't live like that-real life is messy,
you have bad hair days
She adds that she's not an exhi-
bitionist all. But for Mike, his Web
sites are not fust a lucrative busi-
ness, but also a way for him to
explore his sexuality in the most
public setting.
"It's not just to make the money,
but it was a way to sexually please
myself by putting pictures of nice-
looking guys on a Web site that I
sort of lusted for myself and who
are my friends he said. "We just
have fun doing it. It peaked my
sexual arousal. In fact, I do my best
updates when I'm aroused. To go
to work everyday aroused, I think
that's cool
Mike's buddy, Debbie Perez, 19,
understands. With Mike's help,
Debbie runs,
a collection of-what else-glrly
pictures. Debbie, a Cal State-Fuller-
ton student and part-time exotic
dancer, says that she became inter-
ested in her own Web site after
surfing the Web and seeing the large
number of opportunities. She calls
it destiny. Debbie also says that her
site, which has pictures of herself
and her friends, lets her explore her
uninhibited sexual side.
"I guess I've been somewhat of
an exhibitionist for a long time
(laughs). And I get to meet a lot of
interesting people Art, schmart.
What about the cash? It's no
secret that Web jobs, sex related
and otherwise can be quite lucra-
tive. And as a testament to this,
Abby said she made between1,200
and $1,300 a week, Debbie about
$75,000 last year and Mike pulls in
about $12,000 a month-and that
is just from his site.
The money definitely beats other
fobs your average college student
may hold down.
"Waitresslng just doesn't pay
very well, and I am making fairly
good money from the Web site
Abby said. "I'm not getting rich
or anything, but I'm living a lot
more comfortably now than I was
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ing distance from ECU and grocery
WasherDryer. Air, Central Heat. $750
deposit. $750 monthly rent. References
required. 252-756-3474. Available Now.
I MILE from campus. Nice clean 2
bedroom apt. available after Dec. 16th
wbathroom & kitchen, free cablel
$425mo. utilities. Lease ends in July
2001. Only 80 deposit required when
sign up. Call (919)309-1686 or email
NEED AN Apartment? Find us on
the Web for a complete listing of
1000 units near and away from cam-
pus or
call Wainright Property Management
ONE TWO and Three bedroom Apt.
Four blocks from ECU. Available Jan.
Call 321-6842.
WALK TO ECU, 1 Bedroom APT,
$300-325 Month. CALL 758-6596,
1 BR-2BR. water & cable included. DW
& disposal. ECU bus line, pool & pvt
laundry. On-site mgmt. & maintenance.
9 or 12 mo. leases. Pets allowed
ROOM FOR Rent at Pirate s Cove. Need
someone to take over lease, no deposit
required Choice of any room. Contact
Mark at 329-2862.
PRIVATE ROOMS Available Jan. 1st.
Walking Distance from campus. Large
Room (15x15), Washer and Dryer. Basic
Cable Included. Private Phone Line. Call
Mike at (252) 830-3735
317 E. Third St 2 BDRM. 1 Bath. Cen-
tral Air. Washer and dryer hookup, 2
blocks irom campus, new renovated,
immaculate condition, available for next
semester. $550 month. 6 mo. lease.
Call 329-0709 (Jefferey)
FEMALE NON-SMOKER needed to share
2BR 2BA in Dogwood Hollow. Conveni-
ent to ECU Jan 5-Aug 1 2001. $255
12 utilities. Call Cheryl 830-2037.
NEED A place to live during Spring
Semester? Want to get out of the dorm
or your current living situation? Room
for rent in a 2 bedroom 2 bath spacious
townhouse. January through May Call
ASAP 321-9773.
bedroom two bath. WasherDryer avail-
able. $265month 13 utilities. Call
Beth or Stacey 561-8732
bedroom 1 bath apartment at Wesley
Commons South. 227.50month r- 12
utilities. Call Miriam at 561-8163.
ROOMMATE WANTED for 3 bedroom
2 bath duplex 6 blocks from campus.
Washer and dryer. $250month plus
13 utilities. Call Dave 754-8195 or
SEEKING A clean, responsible roommate
for Spring Semester. Two bedroom
apartment right across from campus
and downtown. Rent $250 plus utilities.
Call 347-4034 or 695-0686
FEMALE ROOMMATE needed to share
a 2 bedroom 2 12 bath duplex with
WD and storage room. $300month
i 12 utilities. Located 1 mile from
campus Call Tara at 329-7034.
ROOMMATE WANTED to share 3 bed-
room townhouse. Perfect for grad or
medical student. $285month plus 12
utilities. Call 752-2116. Ask for Brian
FOR SALE 1997 Toyota 4 Runner SR5.
60,500 miles - 100,000 mile warranty.
Loaded. $23,500 - all offers considered.
Contact Wesley 252-321-8409
AAAAI SPRING Break Specials! Cancun
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accepted. 412-1908.
FOR SALE 1999 Ford Taurus LX. 28,500
miles - 3 yr.36.00 mile warranty. V6.
4DR. $12,300 - all offers considered.
Contact Wesley 252-321-8409.
1993 S-10 for sale. Too many mods
to list. Show truck, extra clean, runs
great. Must see. Invested over $14,000
sell for $8,000. Must sell. Call Jared
$200. Oversized Chairs $100 each.
Ottoman $25 or everything $400, save
$25- call 551-9074.
POWER COMPUTING system for sale.
Equivalent to Power Mac 7200. 32K
memory, 132MH, 96K cache Includes
extended keyboard, mouse. 33.6 external
modem. SyQuest disk drive. BW Apple
One Scanner, and Sony Trinitron 17"
monitor with all original manuals Loaded
with graphic design programs: Page-
maker. Illustrator. Photoshop. Streamline.
Persuasion, MS Word, MS Excel, MS
PowerPoint. Netscape Communicator,
DayMaker, Disk Dr. and over 75 fonts.
$1000 Call Stephanie at 234-0272.
IKEA PINE desk with small cabinet
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Includes 2 Free wood end tables Call
NEON BEER Signs! Light your room with
your favorite beer. Many beer signs to
choose from. $250. Call 439-1464 Lv.
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beaches, nightlife! Departs Florida! Get
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THE WINTERVILLE Parks and Recreation
department will be offering a Christmas
craft class (bow tying, wreath and orna-
ment making) The class will be held on
December 6th and 6th from 6:30 to
8:30pm at the Winterville Community
Building. The cost for the class will be
$25 for Winterville Residents and $35
for all others. To register: Please contact
the Winterville Parks and Recreation
Department at 756-2221. Ext.21. Dead-
line is December 1 st
Your parents never had it this good!
PHOTOGRAPHY. HAVE a photographer at
your event, or party. View and order pho-
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ENERGETIC FEMALE who loves children
needed to care for three children ages
8.7,and 3. Prefer child development, ele-
mentary education major. Flexible hours
with some overnights and weekends.
Must be nonsmoker, neat, organized,
responsible, safe driving record, and
own car. Possibly some hours cleaning,
ironing, and other household jobs.
References required. Excellent pay and
benefits. Call 752-1572.
STUDENT GROUPS: Earn $1000-$2000
this quarter with the easy CampusFun- three hour fundraising event.
No sales required. Fundraising dates are
filling quickly, so call today! Contact Cam-
pusFundraiser com at (888)923-3238, or
STUDENT NEEDED for work in Spring
Semester at local law office. Monday-
Friday. Hours negotiable. Duties include
answering phone, word processing and
tiling. Interested persons please submit
resume and list of hours available for
work to PO Box 1220. Greenville. NC
EXCELLENT FOR Students. Set your own
hours. Pay for college in cash. Lucrative
bonuses and residuals. Leadership qual-
ities preferred. NYSE Company. Call
Terry 919-773-6698
WZMB IS currently accepting applica-
tions for the spring. 2001 semester for
the following positions:program director,
music director, production manager,
promotion manager, grants manager,
web engineer, news director, sports
director, specialty show hosts, and DJs.
Applications for these positions are
available at WZMB radio station and
should be submitted before December 6,
2000 WZMB is located in the basement
of Mendenhall Student Center, across
from the social room. 328-4751.
Carolina Sky Sports
SITTER NEEDED all day on Tuesdays
or Thursdays for Spring Semester. No
morning classes please. Must be ener-
getic, non-smoker, and have references.
Call 366-7876.
DANCERS EXOTIC 1000- 1500wk.
18up. No experience. All nationalities.
919-683-8041. SIDS Goldsboro
PART-TIME help needed. Candle sales
at Carolina East Mall. Contact Wesley
ATTENTION LADIES! Now hiring adult
entertainment FTPT. 18, Immediate
Openings! Call 746-8425 for details.
HIRING FOR the holidays. We pay in
cash if you are looking for a quick way
to earn a lot of money with a great
company, call Sybille 252-916-9471
HOLIDAY JOBS Available Joan's Fash-
ions, a local Women's clothing store, has
positions for students remaining in the
area during Christmas Break. Depending
on student's desire, the positions may
be extended beyond the holiday period
and can be for 10 to 40 hours per week,
depending on your schedule and busi-
ness needs. The jobs are within walking
distance from ECU and the hours are
flexible. Pay is commensurate with your
experience and job performance and is
supplemented by an employee discount.
Apply in person to Store Manager,
Joan's Fashions. 423 S. Evans Street,
Greenville (Uptown Greenville).
THE PRINCETON Review is in search
of instructors with great test scores to
teach the MCAT and SAT. Make at
least $15hr for SAT and $20hr
for MCAT sharing your wealth of
knowledge with future college and
medical students. Interviews will be
conducted on campus in early Decem-
ber. Call 1(800)2-REVIEW for more info.
luck to all students graduating in Decem-
ber You've done a great job!
vitch for winning "Most Promising
Woman Entrepreneur Award given by
Pitt CountyWometvsfciiitness A��o�lai.
tion. We are so proud of you. Love your
sisters of Alpha Xi Delta.
bers of Theta Chi. We our proud to
call you our brothers. We anticipate
all of the good times to come. Theta
Chi Brothers
ZETA TAU Alpha would like to congratu-
late the Alpha Zeta class on their awe-
some fundraiser Also Congrats to the
Kappa Sigma winner Brandon. Love the
sisters of Zeta.
ZETA TAU Alpha would like to congratu-
late their new officers: LeighAnn Atkins.
Jeni Andrews. Myra Barnes. Jaime
Grafton, Kristen Oldham, Amberly Tur-
lington, Kristen McLaren, Lauren Dwyer
& Ann Vogel
SIGMA PI would like to congratulate
the new members of the executive
council: Derek Rollins. Cass Bradley.
Chris Mason. Matt Autry, Jordan Fairell.
and Garret I Cobb
ZETA TAU Alpha would like to congratu-
late Hillary Andrews and Karra Stevens
on their Disney internship. Great Job!
ZETA TAU Alpha would like to congratu-
late our newly initiated sisters. Erica
McNeil. Meredith Williamson, Lindsay
Wilson, Kate Arsenaultr, Amber Dutton,
Elizabeth Ellis. Fallon Harrington, Stepha-
nie Hatch, Audra Honaker, Wendy Mas-
tin, Jada Owenby. Corinne Spence.
Karra Stevens, Haywood Titchner, Eliz-
abeth Truman, Angie Uhring. and Liz
ALPHA PHI would like to say, 'it's not a
small world after all Thank you to the
ECU rugby team for a memorable night!
Love. Alpha Phi
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ing forward to next year! The brothers
of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
bers of Sigma Pi. To all twelve of the
Upsilon Class we welcome all of you
to our fraternity.
PHI KAPPA Tau, Chi Phi and Chi Omega,
thanks for coming over for the cook-out.
It was a blast. Love the sisters of Zeta
Tau Alpha.
CHI OMEGA, you ladies make Cabanas
even more fun. Thanks for the great
times this year. The brothers of Sigma
Alpha Epsilon
THANKS TO The ladies of Alpha Omicron
Pi for Thanksgiving dinner on Monday
night. It was wonderful! The brothers of
Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
ALPHA PHI would like to say welcome
back to everyone! Hope you had a great
Holiday! Not long until Christmas break!
Good luck on finals!
ALPHA DELTA Pi would like to thank
the baseball team for the fun social
last Thursday!
ALPHA PHI would like to congratulate
all of our newly, elected officers. Libby
Jenkins. President. Arrington Baysdon.
Vice President. Other elected officers.
Laurin Leonard. Niki Ringold, Martie
Bruner, Ainsley Marsh. Holly Lingerfelt,
Niki Crowell. Dare Prigden, Emily Mick-
elson, Katie Gray. Laurie Cooke. Corinne
Grodski. We are all so proud of you and
we know you'll do a great job! Love
your sisters.
Department along with the Pulse Athle-
tic Club will be offering a Winter Bas-
ketball League. League play will begin
on Tuesday. December 12 and continue
through February. Games will be played
on Tuesday and Thursday nights at the
Pulse Athletic Club � Charles Blvd. Only
$30 for 2 12 month season! Sign up
deadline is December 6 and the draft
will be held on Thursday, December 7.
Please call 756-9175
ANNUAL SIGMA Gamma Epsilon Min-
eral sale. 1129 & 1201. All new min-
eral and fossil collections! Unusual
Christmas gifts. Geology Building (Gra-
ham) Wed and Thurs. 10am-3pm. Fri.
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freezing in the gas lines.
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Today's Birthday: You're practical
this year-and scholarly, too. You'll earn
more if you spend more on your educa-
(March 21-April 19)
With a lot of obstacles to overcome,
and you've done a good job. You're
trying out a new idea, based on solid
(April 20-May 20)
Advance your career by providing
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(May 21 -June 21)
You accomplish what you'd just
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tunity slip through your fingers. Reach
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New information changes your
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before signing on the dotted line. Read
the fine print.
(July 23-Aug. 22)
Your partner makes a good decision.
You're usually the captain, so following's
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(Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Money's going out just as fast as you
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Your dreams look like they're going
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TEC explores alternative Christmas

2 The East Carolinian
Thursday, November 30, 2000
You got me WHAT?
Gwyneth and Ben,
you aren't a couple.
At Tuesday's election-night party at
Elaine's, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck
i tried to sit on opposite sides of a table.
But, 'round midnight, Affleck couldn't
keep himself from sitting down next to
the actress.
First came an animated conversation,
then the two started sharing under-the-
table caresses. Their nuzzling was inter-
rupted only when the campaign coverage
on the wide-screen TV right next to
them was interrupted by a commercial
, for their new movie, Bounce. The off-
screen couple then sat transfixed as they
watched their on-screen characters kiss
and emote. Finally they blinked and
, seemed to remember the election.
i Both of them had spent Monday get-
1 ting out the vote for Gore and Lieberman.
Paltrow, who's in talks to play a pleasantly
' plump woman in Shallow Hal, the next
comedy from the Farrelly brothers (There's
i Something About Man), did 20 radio
� phone interviews. Affeck flew down with
Robert De Niro and Glenn Close for a
Gore rally in Miami Eieach.
What about Rob?
Black Rob lives. Rumors swirling
around town had Puffy Combs' protege
pegged for dead. But the rapper's not six
feet under, insists his lawyer, jay Quatrini,
who reached Rob by seance. Oust kid-
"I don't know where (this rumor)
is coming from said Quatrini. "It's so
weirtf He was in my office yesterday. He's
been in California recording an album
Perhaps he was ducking yet another
charge that he is a deadbeat dad. Melissa
Boscia, a 21-year old gymnastics instructor
from Westchester, is alleging that Rob is
the father of her 14-month old daughter,
Kayli Alexa, and he refuses to take care
of her.
"Trust me when I tell you that he's
giving me nothing Boscia tells us. "Abso-
lutely nothing, not even a phone call
on her birthday, Christmas, nothing. He
hasn't seen my daughter since she was 7
months old
Getting his jolies'
Billy Bob Thornton says he likes to keep
wife, Angelina Jolie, "close to him" by
wearing her undies.
The actor, quoted on, says
he had an embarrassing experience at his
gym when other exercisers noticed pant-
ies peeking out from his sweats.
"I thought they were hidden, but some
guy kept looking at me strange Thorn-
ton said. "Finally, I said, 'They're my
wife's I don't think it's strange at all
Thornton also says he wears olie's skiv-
vies "to the set some days
Outkast ing their vote
The presidential election wasn't the
only tight race going on Tuesday. Rap
group Outkast and our man about town
Jay-Z, were duking it out to see who
would grab the No. 1 spot on the Bill-
board charts.
In a contest almost as close as
the Gore-Bush battle for Florida, Jay-Z
squeaked out a victory. But L.A. Reid, Aris-
ta's new head honcho and Outkast's sur-
rogate campaign manager, wasn't sweat-
ing the second-place finish.
'This race is not about the first week
Reid said. "It's ultimately about where
the album ends up. And this is Outkast's
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TEC suggests
alternative Christmas gifts
Maura Buck
Amazingly enough, the Christmas season
is upon us. With it comes the wonderfully
awful task of buying gifts for those around
This year, TEC has decided to research
some of today's most bizarre gifts. They
weren't too difficult to find either. This season,
instead of the boring old scarf and gloves for
an older brother, why not get him the Beer
Machine for his weekend camping trips? How
about the sexy mouse for the person who
dares to be different?
Well, if neither of those ideas is appealing,
no one can possibly live without the Bumper
Dumper! Enough said, enjoy these quirky, yet
hilarious alternatives to the gifts of Christmas'
The Beer Machine
Price: $89.99
Available at:
Although you must be 21 years old to
purchase this product, it will be a sure-fire
hit with your older brother. What better
way to sum up your sentimental feelings
toward your sibling than showing him how
much he means to you this Christmas with
a beer machine? This innovative product
brews, ferments, carbonates and dispenses
the brewskie he loves so much. The machine,
equipped to make 28 pure, fresh 12-ounce
beers, needs 7-10 days to finish. Mixes must
be purchased for an additional $39.99. Hey,
it's pricey, but he's worth it, isn't he?
Uncle Booger's
Bumper Dumper
Price: $59.95
Available at:
This item speaks for itself. What person in their
right mind, can live without the Bumper Dumper? To
think that we as a civilization have gone without one
for all these years is absurd. The very thought that this
Christmas could have go by without a Bumper Dumper
under the tree is truly disheartening. This product is
Above: Uncle Booger's Bumper Dumper is among this year's most
bizarre gifts. After being featured on the "Tonight Show" with Jay Leno,
the bumper dumper is now available to eager buyers on the Web.
Above inset: The Sexy Mouse is another alternative gift for those people
who detest the very thought of being politically correct. Though it
may be offensive, the sexy mouse would be pretty funny under the
Christmas tree, (photos from World Wide Web)
Left inset: The Beer Machine is an ideal gift for any guy. In just
7-10 days, you can make your own beer.
especially designed to make life easier on anyone from
the outdoor enthusiast to those, corutoucttoowqikeK
who can't relish the thought of using a port-o-potry.
Anybody would love this bathroom variation.
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Sexy Mouse
Price: $19.95
Available at:
This alternative to the typical mouse is perfect for
those who love to push the envelope. Yes, it's politically
incorrect. Sure, it's a bit offensive, but it's still sure to
crack a smile on the face of even the toughest CEO.
Besides that, it's also a great working mouse with full
400 dpi to-mechanical tracking! Don't get too excited
Mac users, this mouse is not compatible with Apple
computers. Connector Type: PS2 connector (round),
also includes Serial adapter. Have fun clicking your way
around the Web this Christmas with the must-have
Sexy Mouse.
Pick Of the Week: Government Grown
New Pieces
of Clay"
Web plays bigger
role in Iowa job searches
Maura Buck
The band Government
Grown, who recently per-
formed at Peasant's Cafe,
has produced a style all
their own on their latest
CD, New Pieces of Clay.
The band, originally out of
San Diego, CA, combines
the styles of rock, reggae
and jazz in their current
musical venture through
a lively new voice.
Honestly, there are
few CDs that produce an
immediate positive reac-
tion from a listener. This
one, however, is an excep-
tion. After just hearing a
few tracks, it is obvious
that what's being heard is
raw talent, not to mention
pure creativity.
The various rhythms
are reminiscent of every-
thing from the charis-
matic sounds of the Bare-
naked Ladies to the flare '
Carlos Santana brings to
the guitar. Lyrics aside,
the Instrumental aspect
The group's sounds are so unpredictable
that it's hard to find two songs that sound
even vaguely alike.
is impressive, particularly
the percussion.
The rock-reggae
themes are incredibly
inventive. Instead of
focusing on either rock
or reggae, the group takes
many different genres of
music and combines them
to create a fresh new
sound. Within Pieces of
Clay there is a great deal
of impressive songwriting
and incredible musical
effects. It's nearly impos-
sible to listen to the beats
without a reaction.
Whether the focus is
on lyrics, instruments or
rhythm, the 11 tracks on
the CD each bring some-
thing unique and lively
to the mix. From the
first song featured on the
album, "So Do I it is
evident that Government
Grown knows what it
takes to make it. They
have created something
special in their CD.
The group's sounds are
so unpredictable that it's
hard to find two songs
that sound even vaguely
alike. For a group that
has only spent six years
playing and performing
together, they work well
together, creating some-
thing different that can
and will appeal to various
types of listeners.
To access some of their
music online, visit their
Web site,
The site also has a tour
schedule, a biography of
the band, merchandise
and the latest news and
information from the
This writer can be contacted
(TMS)-The days of
knocking on doors and
hustling with phone
calls may still be here
when it comes to find-
ing a job, but the Inter-
net increasingly is help-
ing introduce college
graduates to potential
Universities across
the nation are respond-
ing with job placement programs that
include online resumes and online
contacts with job recruiters.
The University of Iowa is in its
second year of offering such a service.
Using software developed just four
years ago by some Harvard University
students who eventually created the
firm Experience, the UI's e-Recruiting
service is linking UI graduates with
The service is being used by seniors
in the colleges of business and liberal
arts, engineering, education and law.
"Our No. 1 goal in doing this is to
help students be able to reach their
goals said Cathy Colony Bunnell, Ul
director of engineering educational
placement. "The key thing for those
of us in Career Services is to make it
as easy as possible for employers to
recruit our students. We Help to build
that connection between them
The technology is new, so it has
taken a while to get the system run-
ning. It also has taken a while for
the system, and employers have been
slower than students adapting to the
new tools.
"We had a few glitches in the
system itself said Deanna Hurst,
director of UI business and liberal
arts placement.
But now about 2,200 students are
on the system.
Each college's placement office
offers the services, which include
online resumes that students can
fill out and the links to applications
for, and information about, available
If the cost of tuition
keeps increasing at the
rate it is currently, not
a single graduate would
consider it feasible to
raise a family here
Adam Neubauer
Senior Intern, Iowa
positions ranging from
internships to full-time
The UI paid Experi-
ence, which original
software package and
pays a fee of about
maintenance and tech-
nical support. Senior
Adam Neubauer, 22,
of Des Moin summer
internship related to
his film production and
theater majors. He worked at KDSM
Fox 17 Kids' Club in Des Moines.
However, he does not see himself
using the online system to stay in
"I'm working in Iowa now to gain
experieeaper to get here than in Los
Angeles Neubauer said.
"The selling point of Iowa is that
It's a great place to have a family,
raise children and enjoy life he said.
"However, if the cost of tuition keeps
increasing at the rate it is currently,
not a single graduate would consider
it feasible to raise a family here
State officials have said they want
to keep graduates of Iowa's public
universities in the state.
UI job placement officials say they
deal with that concern gingerly.
"Our goal is to link employers
and students up Hurst said. If that
means linking to a job out of state,
students may use the system to make
that happen.
Hurst said, however, that she
would like to expand the service
eventually to make it available to all
Ul alumni, especially those who move
away initially but want to return
home after working elsewhere a few
Employers will need to play a key
role in that kind of expansion, Hurst
said, because the jobs they offer will
have to be available to people shop-
ping for job changes. Development
of that aspect of the service will take
some time, she said.

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-Marijuana use decreased over the
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use of the club-drug ecstasy shows
drug use as a whole is not declin-
ing, according to a new study by
the Partnership for a Drug Free
America, PDFA.
The study, released Monday,
Nov. 27, polled 7,290 teenagers
between the ages 12 and 18 and
in grades 7 through 12 about drug
use. The margin of error is plus or
minus 1.5 percent.
In 2000, about 40 percent of
teens reported trying marijuana at
H.least once, down from 44 percent
-in'1997. The study also found a
drop in the number of teens who
had used marijuana within the last
month, down from 24 percent in
1997 to 21 percent in 2000.
"While the overall usage numbers
are much lower for this drug, the
spike we're seeing demands our
Richard O. Bonnette
President, PDFA
"The shifts we're seeing with
marijuana-which by and large
represents the bulk of illicit drug use
among kids-suggest good things
for the future said PDFA President
Richard D. Bonnette in a state-
ment. "With this particular drug,
we appear to be turning a very
important corner. But as we turn
one corner, troubling develop-
ments are coming at us from other
directions-specifically with Ecstasy.
While the overall usage numbers
are much lower for this drug, the
spike we're seeing demands our
The drop in marijuana use
occurred mostly between 1997 and
1999, as figures between 1999 and
2000 stabilized. Use of ecstasy,
however, increased during the same
time frame.
About 10 percent of teens
reported using ecstasy in 2000,
twice the number who reported
using the club-drug in 1995. While
the number doubled over the last
five years, the most significant
increase took place over the last
year, as use among teens increased
from seven percent in 1999 to 10
percent in 2000.
The study also found small, but
statistically significant increases
in teen methamphetamine and
inhalants use. Use of cocaine, crack,
heroin and LSD remained stable.
Tradition eases pain 1 year after Texas A&M tragedy
Texas (TMS)-They could have
stayed in that night. God knows
any rest is heavenly when you're a
freshman in the Texas A&M Corps
of Cadets.
But duty called J.J. Washam
and Lucas Kimmel that night more
than a year ago. And when duty
calls at Texas A&M, it is like a dog
Not everybody hears it or under-
stands it, but those who do always
respond.So Washam and Kimmel
went to help build the Aggie Bon-
fire, which is more than a big flame.
It is the spark that unites a school
as it prepares to battle the Texas
There they were, two teenagers
standing on a stack of logs about
40 feet high. Students had been
doing it for generations. There was
no reason to think the entire Aggie
world would come tumbling down
that night.It was 2:42 a.m. when
Washam felt the tremor. Kimmel
was standing S feet away. That's the
last Washam ever saw of himIt's
coming down Washam thought
to himself.
The wooden pyramid collapsed.
Within seconds, tons of logs
randomly trapped and maimed
and killed.A dozen students were
crushed to death; 27 more were
injured. Washam lost his spleen,
a kidney and his roommate. Duty
sometimes comes with a price.
About 25,000 people attended
a memorial service Saturday, the
anniversary date of the collapse.
More than 80,000 will be at Friday's
Texas-Texas A&M game in Austin.
It is a new day, although they
will pause to remember that night.
It touched off a year of mourning,
criticism and self-examination at
Engineers and disaster experts
can tell you how the bonfire col-
lapsed. It's harder to comprehend
how the Aggie spirit did not.
In a time when people sue res-
taurants because their coffee was
too hot, not a single lawsuit has
been filed in connection with the
bonfireThat's how close we are as
a community Washam said. "At
any other school, people would be
suing the pants off one another
He is the' epitome of a loyal
Texas A&M Aggie. Perhaps no
school takes its traditions as seri-
ously as the one in College Station,
Texas. And no group lives the life
more than the ROTC members.
Washam weighs about 145
pounds after two big meals, but
he fell in love with the life the
first time he visited the school.
Talk about hazing, freshmen in
the 2,000-member Corps aren't
considered worthy of being called
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Survey says: resume
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ATLANTA (U-WIRE)-lf you've ever thought about lying on your
resume, here's a word of advice: Don't.
A survey on reference checking from the Society of Human Resource
Management shows many job applicants who lie on resumes are getting
Human resource professionals reported uncovered lies in these
� length of employment, 53 percent
� Past salaries, 51 percent
, � Criminal records, 45 percent
� Former job tales, 44 percent
� Former employers, 35 percent
� Driving records, 33 percent
� College degrees, 30 percent
� Credit, 24 percent
� Schools attended, 22 percent
� Social Security number, 14 percent
; The moral of this survey's story is hiring managers and their supporting
Jtaffs aren't just taking a job applicant's resume at face value.
; "The person who's preparing a resume for an interview needs to realize
hat their resumes are being looked at more carefully than ever before
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nd consulting firm based in Sandy Springs that helps companies sniff out
nconsistencies and potential trouble spots in resumes.
These days, in addition to traditional reference checking, companies
jre using new software applications to screen resumes for inconsistencies,
jiccording to Geary.
"The screening process is more sophisticated, and the job hunter
needs to know that when they are applying Geary said.
Geary acknowledges not everyone who is at risk is a bald faced liar.
"The fact that we have corporate downsizing and reorganization,
people don't have any job security, so they are, in a lot of cases, protecting
themselves by what they consider a slight exaggeration. Maybe it wasn't
an out-and-out lie. They don't want to be dropped out of consideration
for the job she said.
When it comes to unpleasant admissions, gaps in work history, lack of
formal education, what should you do to save face?
"There are a lot of ways you can make yourself look good without
lying Geary said. "Emphasize your strengths
Additionally, Geary offers these suggestions:
� Don't go it alone.
"The savvy applicant actually shouldn't just do a resume without
having a professional who understands the resume go through it with
them Geary said. "They can get some good books or hire an executive
coach to go through it with them. When you have someone to go over
it with you, you won't have the accidental errors
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"If you're missing a credential, build your own professional credibility
by getting the credential that you need Geary said.
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sportsbriefs Pirates snap streak against Southern Miss
Pac-10 mulls
leaving BCS
If Oregon State does not get a slot in the
Fiesta Bowl when the pairings are announced
on Sunday, it will reportedly cost the Uni-
versity $4
million. It
was also
cost the BCS
the support
of the
The con-
ference has been a member of the BCS for
two seasons. In both years it has only sent
one team to the bowls and has been shut
out of the system's at-large bids.
The Pac 10's contract with the BCS runs
out in 2006 and the conference may opt not
to renew its membership.
XFL inks deal with TNN
Startup football league, the XFL, has
reached an agreement to have some of its
games televised by TNN. TNN joins NBC
and UPN in the trio of networks carrying the
games from the XFL.
The league, started by wrestling pro-
moter and ECU graduate vlnce McMahon,
will begin play in February and conclude its
first season in April.
"We are excited to welcome TNN said
XFL president Basil V. Devito Jr. "Fans who
tune in who TNN on Sunday afternoons will
experience a different type of football on
television. One thing that we believe is that it
will change how sports is presented on TV
France steps down
as NASCAR head
Bill France r. has
decided to step
down as president
of NASCAR. France
took over the job
from his father,
NASCAR founder Bill
France Sr. in 1972.
The France family
took the racing cir-
cuit from dirt tracks
in the rural South
to a league that is
worth $2.8 billion in
TV revenues.
The family started the circuit in 1947.
France will be replaced by former Vice
President Mike Helton.
After a heart attack in 1997, France
revealed he was battling cancer in 1999.
Sosa vents about Cubs
Chicago Cubs right
fielder Sammy Sosa
explained his frustra-
tions with to the
"Chicago Sun-Times"
Sunday. The slugger
discussed his distance
between he and the
Cubs in their contract
negotiations. Sosa,
who will be a free agent in 2001, is asking
for a six year, $17 million deal. The Cubs are
not willing to go that high.
"I want to go to a place where somebody
loves me Sosa said. "I've always said I love
Chicago but I'm not going to miss an oppor-
tunity and all I want is fair value from them.
"If they don't want to give me that, I will
have to go to another place he said. "It's
not that I want to but they weren't giving
me a choice. I just can't accept what they
are offering
ECU tops Golden
Eagles, 14-9
Stephen Schramm
During the careers of
every current Pirate player
there has been one con-
stant. ECU could not beat
Southern Miss. The Pirates
have gone winless against
the Golden Eagles since
On Wednesday Nov.
22, a drenching Missis-
sippi rain, a soupy field,
a long punt return and
seemingly fate could not
keep the Pirates from buck-
ing that trend. With their
14-9 win over Southern
Miss the Pirates secured
a second place finish in
C-USA and posted their
first victory over the
Golden Eagles in league
"Our kids were on a
mission to come down
here and play a game and
come away with a victory,
and they got it done said
Head Coach Steve Logan.
"We made it hard on our-
selves with the (long) punt
return (in the fourth quar-
ter). Other than that we
did win the field position
game and that was all I
was concerned with all
day long. I didn't think
anybody would throw and
catch it much, but we did
win the special teams and
in field position
Field position was
made more important
because of the conditions.
A steady rain fell on Hat-
tiesburg the day before
and most of the day of the
game, making the field at
M. M. Roberts Stadium a
saturated mess.
"The effort that was
displayed on both sides,
Southern Miss and East
Carolina, was extraordi-
nary in those conditions
Logan said. "It was a com-
pliment to our conference
that a real competitive
game was played in these
The conditions put the
onus on the Pirate rushing
game to move the ball.
They did. ECU rushed for
155 yards on 43 carries.
ECU running back Leon-
ard Henry ran for 92 yards
on 24 carries.
"We had a scheme
that we thought would
work, and then In the
second half they made
some adjustments to stop
it Logan said. "We didn't
really have anything else
that would work, but in
the first half it did get us
down the field one time
In the first quarter,
after the two teams
exchanged punts and pos-
sessions numerous times,
ECU strung together a
7-play 62-yard drive that
culminated in a quarter-
back David Garrard touch-
down pass to tight end
Corey Floyd with 29 sec-
onds remaining. After the
extra point, the Pirates led
The drive featured the
game's first pass, a 9-yard
completion to halfback
Ma reel his Harris with 2:18
remaining in the quarter.
The drive also had 32
yards from Henry, who
spent much of the day
running behind a patch-
work offensive line.
"We had three starters
not play for us in the
offensive line Logan
said. "What we did is put
in a gap scheme that we've
never run before, basi-
ECU's Derrick Collier outruns a defender against UAB. With last week's win over Southern Miss, the Pirates clinched a
share of second place in Conference USA. (file photo)
cally a gap down, kick-
out with the fullback, and
it was good for a while,
but they caught on. It did
serve us enough to get one
touchdown out of it
While the change in
the Southern Miss defense
paid dividends for much
of the second half, a costly
mistake put the Golden
Eagles on their heels.
Five play into the
second half, with South-
cm Miss facing a third-
and-20, quarterback Jeff
Kelly dropped back to
pass. ECU linebacker Greg
LeFever batted and then
intercepted the pass and" -
began running upfield. He
was caught and stripped
of the ball by a Southern
Miss defender but ECU
cornerback Kelly Hardy
scooped it up and ran it
into the end zone. After
the extra point, the Pirates
led 14-0.
In the second half,
Southern Miss moved the
ball behind tailback Kelby
Nance. Nance wound up
with 91 yards on 18 car-
"He did a good job
said Southern Miss Head
Coach Jeff Bower. "I really
thought this would be
a good game for Kelby
with the conditions and
everything. He is a big,
strong' back I Kelby-ran
hard and made some play
for us. He ran tough and
physical, and I really liked
Pirates open season with tournament title
Newcomers lead
team to 3-1 start
Richard Clark
The ECU men's basket-
ball team got the 2000-01
season off to a fast start by
going 3-1 through their
first four games.
The season started
with a 86-72 win against
Arkansas State in the
opening round of the
MaristMAAC challenge
in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
The final brought more
success, a 81-73 victory
over host Marist. The
Pirates followed their tour-
nament crown with a
72-61 battering of Robert
Morris in the Pirates' home
debut. Then, they traveled
to Saint Louis where they
were ambushed by the
Billikens, 90-54, handing
ECU their first loss of the
The 3-0 start for the
Pirates was their best in
30 years. ECU has also
won 10 consecutive home
The Pirates got the
season going in the right
direction by shooting a
blistering 40.7 percent
from the three-point
range. Sophomore point
guard Travis Holcomb-
Faye, who put up solid
numbers with 17 points,
10 assists, and 7 rebounds,
had a sterling all around
performance to lead ECU
to the win over Arkansas
State. Junior Brandon
Hawkins and Freshman
Erroyl Bing each contrib-
uted 16 points in the
"Going into the first
game with such a young
group said Herrion.
"No one knew what to
The tournament final
brought on the host
team Marist and a hostile
environment. The young
Pirates turned to freshman
forward Gabriel Mikulas
for stability and leader-
ship. Mikulas responded
by racking up 29 points
and snatching 11
rebounds to lead the
Pirates to a hard fought
81-73 victory.
"Mikulas is an experi-
enced player with a lot of
international play under
his belt said first year
coach Herrion. "He has
great hands, can pass the
ball, and almost always
hits his free throws. That
is a great combination to
Mikulas was named
the most valuable player
for the MaristMAAC chal-
lenge. Junior guard Bran-
don Hawkins was named
to the All-Tournament
team by following up his
16 points on opening
night with 10 points in
the final.
"We call him 'the
dream baby Hawkins
said referencing Hakeem
Olajuwon's nickname.
"It's not Mikulas any
more, it's 'the dream
The Pirates ran their
record to 3-0, the team's
best start in over 30 years,
by rolling past Robert
Morris, 72-61. Mikulas
posted his second con-
secutive double-double
with 12 points and 10
rebounds. ECU dominated
play from the beginning
with their defensive inten-
sity harassing Morris into
19 turnovers, while only
sending the Colonials to
the free throw line for six
ECU attempted a
school record 32 three-
pointers. The Pirates time
after time sank clutch
three-pointers to keep the
Colonials at bay. Guard-
foward Kenyatta Brown
was the high scorer for
the Pirates with 11 points
while four other Pirates
delivered nine points each
exhibiting a total team
effort in the victory.
ECU then traveled to
Saint Louis for a preview
see BASKETBALL page 6
England competes at NCAAs
Pirates runner
doses out career
Ryan Downey
There are 12,000 ath-
letes who participate in
division one cross coun-
try. Of that number, only
277 make it to the NCAA
regional meet.
One such athlete is
ECU runner and academic
all American.senior Justin
England. England, gradu-
ate of Raleigh Enloe high
school, is a fifth year
senior and made It to the
highest level of national
competition one season
after a redshirt junior year
"It was brutal, I kind of let it get to me more
than I should have I grew up in Raleigh
and had never seen temperatures like that
much less raced in them
Justin England
due to an Achilles' tendon
His time of 31.52 was
good enough to place him
in the top half of the
county at 114th.
The race was held in
frigid conditions in Ames,
Iowa. The wind chill was
minus 17 degrees causing
any water to turn into
ice even freezing to the
runners who braved the
temperatures in shorts.
"It was brutal, I kind
of let it get to me more
than I should have said
England. "I grew up in
Raleigh and had never
seen temperatures like
that much less raced in
them. It was great to make
it to nationals. I have been
working to get here for
five years
To equate what nation-
als means for a cross coun-
try runner it is like a foot-
ball team making it to the
BCS or a baseball team
making it to the world
England came to ECU
with a time of 26.20 in
the standard 6.2 mile
course but it was hard
work and training allowed
him to knock his time
down to 24.30. That time
was enough to get him
into the regional meet
which is where partici-
pants for the NCAA meet
are chosen from.
His performance this
season over all and in the
NCAA meet itself were
not lost in the eyes of his
coach. As a runner himself
he knows what it takes
page 6
the way he ran
Nance spurred the
Eagles on a drive that got
the a 20-yard field goal
and their first points.
With under four min-
utes left, the Pirates
punted to Southern Miss'
Chad Williams. Williams
returned the ball 53 yards
to give the Eagles the best
field position of the day.
Southern Miss cut the
Pirate lead to five on a
12-yard run by Kelly late
in the fourth quarter.
However, the Pirates
snuffed the Eagles next
drive to hold on to the
149 win; their seventh of
the year.
"That was on my
mind Logan said. "You
sit there, and go to a bowl
with a 6-5 record and
(facing the possibility of
finishing) 6-6 just doesn't
sit well. But now we're
a 7-4 team, and the big-
gest thing that this group
of kids has done, in my
mind, is refused to lose
two games in a row.
No matter what they've
come up against, they've
always bounced back after
a loss. To me, that ranks
them up there as one of
my favorite teams that I've
ever coached
This writer can be contacted
at sports0tec. ecu. edu.
basketball team
off to rocky start
if �
Team faces struggle with
youth, open season, 1-2
Ryan Rockwell
The women's basketball team began the
young season on a bad note with a 1-2 record.
The start to the 2000 women's campaign has
been characterized by inconsistent shooting,
turnovers and uncertainty in the backcourt.
ECU began the season with a road trip to
Clemson to play the Tigers on Nov. 20. A favored
ACC foe, the Tigers attacked the women, forcing
30 turnovers on their way to a 92-58 blowout.
"Poor defense and turnovers were the key
said senior forward Tamila Murray.
The loss gives the Pirates an 0-5 record versus
Clemson all-time. The sloppy first half saw ECU
shoot 32 percent from the field and turn the ball
over 17 times. Clemson ended the first half on a
20-9 run, leading into the break 44-22.
The Tigers went on the prowl again In the
second half, scorching ECU 40-12 over a nine
minute stretch and assumed a dominate 40 point
lead midway in the second half.
Clemson was lead Inside by their center, Erin
Batth, who scored 16 points and grabbed 12
ECU recieved impressive performances from
freshman center Courtney Willls-16 points-and
senior guards Christal Avery and Roc Canady-12
points each.
The Pirates did win their home-opener,72-65,
last Saturday over the Mountaineers of Appa-
lachian State. Yet, the team seemed hardly
impressed with their performance.
"We won but we didn't execute Canady
ECU played well in the first half, leading the
Mountaineers 41-28 at half-time.
Momentum changed to begin the second half
as ASU mounted a comeback cutting the lead to
43-42 early in the period.
The Pirates upstaged the Mountaineers hitting
6-8 free throws in the final 1:14 to escape a late
charge by ASU.
ECU was led by Willis with 11 points and 10
boards. Natasha Lettsome of ASU led all scorers
with 29 points and 11 rebounds.
Tuesday night the Pirates lost for the second
time of the season to the UNC-Greensboro
see WOMEN page 6

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Thursday, November 30, 2000
BASKETBALL from page 5
of next season's Conference USA
schedule in hopes of extending
their winning streak.
The undersized Pirates would
have no such luck running into a
buzzsaw as the Billikens handed the
Pirates their first loss of the season,
90-54. The Billikens scorched the
ECU defense by shooting 53.7
percent for the game, while holding
the Pirates to a paltry 29 percent.
Saint Louis bullied the smaller
Pirates to post a lopsided 46-18
scoring advantage in the paint.
"We are a small team and they
had the size said freshman for-
ward Erroyl Bing. "I'm a 6-7 post
man and they go 6-9, 6-10, 6-11
(across their front line)
Bing, one of the bright spots for
coach Herrion, led the Pirates in
scoring and rebounding with 15
points and 10 rebounds.
"They came out and were play-
ing really hard defense, and took us
out of our game said point guard
Travis Hocomb-Faye. "They were
just able to shut our whole offense
At 3-1, the Pirates are off to a
terrific start and hope to regain
their winning form Wednesday at
7:00 p.m. against Belmont. Herrion
feels that the Belmont game will
be a big early season test for his
young team.
"I think we are going to find out
an awful lot about this basketball
team when we come out to play
at home Wednesday night against
Belmont said Herrion.
WOMEN'S from page S
Spartans 66-53.
ECU shot ust 25 percent in the
first half and trailed 34-17 at the
"The final score was not indica-
tive of the game said Head Coach
Dee Stokes.
The Pirates trailed by 31 points
with 9:02 to play in the second half,
once again plagued by turnovers
and awful shooting.
"The point guard position is
the Achilles' heel. We need anyone
who can handle the ball said
With 20 turnovers and 31 per-
cent shooting, the Pirates only put
one player in double figures. Tali
Robich scored all 11 of her points
in the second half and came off the
bench to help spur an impressive
26-8 rally to end the game.
"The final five (players) lifted
us said Stokes about the dramatic
turnaround in the second half.
The coach and her players are
searching for answers to alleviate
the difficult problems the team is
faced with.
"We need to come out and play
hard for 40 minutes Canady rea-
Coach Stokes is not as assured.
"Right now I don't know how
to turn things around. I really
don't know she said.
The Pirates will be in action
again Dec. 1 hosting Charleston
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to work through a season and to
compete in such adverse conditions
as England faced in Ames.
"The conditions were really
tough and several people did not
finish the race and got sick said
Pirate Head Coach Len Kiepack.
"But this is a great Job by Justin
and I am proud of the way he ran.
He stuck with the top 40 people for
the first two miles but not having a
whole team here to help keep him
focused hurt a little. Nevertheless
he ran a good race and represented
ECU extremely well
England who will graduate this
May with a double major in biology
and exorcise physiology plans to
take a year off of school before
pursuing graduate school.
He also plans to keep running at
the competitive level and make his
way up to marathon competition.
England says the most important
thing he has gained in his years
at ECU is relationships with his
"A lot of it has been getting to
know the people out here said
England. "Getting to know my
teammates has been great. They are
friends for life, it's definitely helped
me grow as a person
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