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This is the last edition of TEC for the fall
semester 2000. Look for us again Thursday,
fan. 11, 2001. Have a safe and happy holiday
ECU will resume regular class and work
schedules today. ECU Transit will also
resume its regular schedule today as the
Fall semester classes end Wednesday,
Dec. 6. ECU will observe Reading Day on
Thursday, Dec. 7 in preparation for final
exams. Exams will begin Friday, Dec. 8
A Red Cross blood drive will be held
from noon-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6 in
Mendenhall Student Center.
The women's basketball team will play
Campbell at 7 p.m.Wednesday, Dec. 6 at
Henry Doskey, a member of the piano
faculty at the School of Music, will perform
at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6 in the A. J.
Fletcher Recital Hall.
The annual Holiday Exhibition and Sale
begins at the Gray (School of Art) Gallery
and continues through Dec. 9.
A recent project by ECU archaeologists
to search for the remains of North Carolina's
first governor, will be described at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 7 in Room B-102 of the
Brewster Building. Archaeologist Charles
Ewen will discuss the search he directed at
a Kinston graveyard for the burial site of
Gov. Richard Caswell.
The search unearthed two metal caskets
that were reburied after it was determined
that they were of early 19th century origin.
Caswell died in 1789. The public is invited
to the presentation that will include ques-
tions and answers.
Fall 2000 highlights
The ECU Board of Trustees will meet
at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 8 in the Great
Room of Mendenhall Student Center. On
the agenda are reports on athletic coaches'
contracts, Institutional marketing efforts,
scholarship campaigns and major building
The meeting will be the first for the
board's newest member, Margaret Ward of
Burlington. The campus report will provide
information about ECU's Online Wireless
Learning Solutions (OWLS) project.
About 1,700 graduates will be recog-
nized at ECU's Fall Commencement at
9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 in Williams
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Here's a look back at the
semester's biggest stories
1. Webster resigns as ASG president, charged
with felony, misdemeanor (Aug. 22, Sept. 2)
Former ECU Student Government Association
(SGA) president Cliff Webster Jr. resigned his position as
president of the North Carolina Association of Student
Governments (ASG) on Sept. 7, less than three months
after his arrest for larceny. A stolen1.4(H) metallic
bench, normally located north of the McGinnis Theater
Arts Building was discovered on June 30 at Webster's
residence. A second missing bench was found in the
apartment of former French education major Joshua
Culp. Webster, a five-year veteran of SGA, said he
decided to step down because he believed that ASG no
longer promotes student needs.
2. N.C. Higher Education Bonds to provide
$190.6 million (Aug. 24)
On Election Day, North Carolina voted for a
$3.1 million bond referendum that will give ECU a
$190.6 million share. The funding will contribute
to construction of the new Science and Technology
Building, science laboratories in the Flanagan Building,
and heavy renovation of the Belk Allied Health and
Rivers Buildings. ASG and SGA campaigned for the
referendum with posters and ads on television and
3. Student activists form coalition to end
police brutality in Greenville (Aug. 29)
After three young men were arrested for disorderly
conduct and obstructing justice in the parking lot
behind Backdoor Skate Shop on Aug. 19, several
students formed a group to call attention to police
brutality in Greenville. According to witnesses, a group
of students was assembled outside Backdoor when
three officers approached and grabbed one of them.
After a confrontation in which one of the officers
sprayed a youth with mace, three of the youths were
taken to Pitt County Detention Center, where they
were held until bond was posted.
Immediately after the incident, some of the students
who were present during the arrest took their concerns
to a Greenville City Council meeting. Protest rallies
were also held in October.
4. Enrollment dips below expectations
Less students enrolled at ECU this year than last
year. The fall semester's enrollment was approximately
17,850-650 below the expected 18,500. Experts in
the office of Undergraduate Studies said the lower
enrollment may be the result of implementing higher
academic standards. The minimum grade point average
(GPA) required to avoid academic probation use to
be 1.6 GPA with 32-63 hours of credit. That has been
changed to a 1.9 GPA with 60-74 hours of credit.
Graduate enrollment also dropped this semester
by about 120 below last year's numbers. The office of
Planning and Institutional Research said this may be a
result of the current economic boom.
5. Assistant Chief of ECUPD leaves (Oct. 17)
Thomas Younce, assistant chief of the ECU Police
Department (ECUPD), left the force on Oct. 16 after five
years of service. He accepted a job as director of Public
Safety at North Carolina State University (NCSU). A
new assistant chief has not yet been named.
6. Student Health undergoes makeover
After months of steady construction, Student Health
Services (SHS) finally moved from the front of the
old building to the newly renovated back on Oct. 23.
The construction included new exam rooms, lockers for
visiting patients, removal of asbestos and other changes
suggested by the Student Health Advisory Committee
and student surveys. Many of the aesthetic changes
still underway were designed after other university
health services around the country.
7. Greenville celebrates Halloween 2000
(Oct. 31, Nov. 2)
This year's annual Halloween celebration was mild
compared to some of those in past years. The Greenville
Police Department (GPD) reported only three arrests,
and students on campus did little more than turn
over trash cans, although one student started a fire in
Fletcher Hall by throwing a cigarette butt in a mailbox.
Midnight Madness at Mendenhall Student Center had
a heavy turnout, but overall attendance on Halloween
was considerably lower than in years past. ALE arrested
a total of 173 individuals with 204 charges given.
This is lower than in years past-195 arrests were made
8. Two shootings downtown unrelated
Eighteen-year-old Coastal Community College
student Matthew Hartenstein was shot in the leg by an
unidentified male on the comer of 5th and Evans streets
just after midnight on Saturday, Oct. 28. Hartenstein
had nothing to do with the two drivers whose dispute
resulted in gunfire, and he did not know the man who
shot him. As yet no arrest has been made.
Around the same time, another fight led to gunfire
outside the Stop Shop at the corner of 5th and Cotanche
streets. Kinston resident Leander "bivine" Simmons,
20, was arrested in a parking lot behind the Sports Pad
complex on charges of discharging a firearm, assaulting
a government official and assault by pointing a firearm.
No one was injured in the second shooting.
9. Police nab Greenville grabber-twice
(Oct. 31, Nov. 30)
On Oct. 25, after an ongoing surveillance operation
by the GPD, police arrested 22-year-old Shelton Edward
Thomas on four counts of assault on a female. Thomas
confessed to four separate incidents of grabbing female
students as they walked down streets near campus. In
one incident, he allegedly grabbed a student by her
bookbag while driving in his white pickup truck and
dragged her a few feet down the street.
On Nov. 26, while Thomas was out on an unsecured
$ 10,000 bond, two other female students were assaulted
by a man fitting his description. One of the women
identified Thomas in a mugshot lineup. Currently the
GPD is holding him on a $25,000 secured bond. His
court date has been set for Jan. 9, 2001.
10. Alston suspended from rest of season
According to police reports, ECU back-up quarter-
back Richard Alston attempted to pay for a $9 meal
with a $100 counterfeit bill at the Burger King drive-
thru located on the corner of 10th Street and Greenville
Boulevard at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2. The
incident led to a search of Alston's apartment, where
police found marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
The serial number on the bill matched another
counterfeit bill passed by an unknown male the
same night at the Galley. Alston was suspended from
playing on the ECU football team. He is still allowed
to participate in practice. The Secret Service is now
2 The East Carolinian
Tuesday, December 5, 2000
Chatting with the chancellor
TEC sits down with
Richard Eakin to discuss
All good things must eventually
come to an end. Dr. Richard Eakin,
ECU's chancellor for the past 13
years, announced his plans to retire
earlier this year. Eakin plans to stay
in office until the new chancellor
arrives this coming spring.
Currently, ECU'S Chancellor
Search Committee is conducting
background checks and references
of candidates. The new chancellor
will be determined once the com-
mittee makes its recommendations
on finalists to the ECU Board of
Trustees. The board will present
Molly Broad, president of the Uni-
versity of North Carolina system,
with three names. Broad will then
recommend her choice to the UNC
Board of Governors, and the new
chancellor's name will be publicly
announced shortly thereafter in
TEC recently sat down with
the chancellor to find out why he
decided to go into retirement.
"I am 62 years of age and this
is something that my wife and 1
considered long and hard Eakin
said. "I think 1 am at a point in
my career that I have made the
contributions that I have set out to
make at ECU
Eakin also said he looks forward
to the upcoming time he'll have to
spend with his wife.
"A less-stressed lifestyle might
be in order for both of us Eakin
Eakin believes he has helped
the university accomplish many
of its goals, such as becoming a
university with doctoral status.
"This means that we are now at
a level of graduate offerings that
puts us with some of the very best
universities Eakin said.
Another achievement is the
improved quality of the students
who attend ECU, along with the
appearance of the campus itself.
"Students shouldj take some
pride now in how our campus
looks Eakin said. "1 think it's a
place where people want to be, and
1 think it's certainly something that
is attractive to perspective students
Being chancellor has some extra
perks to it. Like having the oppor-
tunity to meet many interesting
"A large part of my job takes
me off the campus and I meet with
friends of the university, donors,
alumni, members of the general
assembly, other community lead-
ers and statesmen, international
leaders and that's fun, it's kind of a
perk Eakin said.
On the flip side, being chancel-
lor isn't all fun and games. Often
times the chancellor is removed
from interacting with students on
a day-to-day basis.
"I have been screened away
from students; that is, the amount
of contact the chancellor has in a
very natural way with students is
very limited Eakin said. "You sort
of force those contacts
Eakin said his job has kept
him out of "that mix with stu-
dents which is something he
After his chancellorship is over,
Eakin and his wife plan to stay
here in Greenville. The chancellor
will take research leave for a while.
Eakin will return to ECU in January
2002, when he will teach educa-
tional leadership in the School of
"Teaching is a wonderful way
See EAKIN page 3
Chancellor Eakin at the dedication of the Student Recreation
center in March 1997. (photos from the ECU News Bureau) EakJi with former Associate Vice Chancellor Layton Getsinger (left) and Executive Vice Chancellor
Richard Brown at a daily meeting during the floods after Hurricane Royd in September 1999.
Plans Eakin has initiated that are currently in progrt
� The new Strength and conditioning center und
at the athletic complex
� West campus dining hall on the core campus
� Brody School of Medicine's research into new te
surgery and in telemedicine
� Na� ologists assisting in the recovery
g to Blackbeard the pirate
� Student Health Center renovation
Eakin with speaker Michael Ferrari before spring commencement
in 1987, Dr. Eakin's first commencement at ECU.
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start at 9:15 a.m. Chancellor
Richard Eakin will be the com-
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credentials may work from the
floor along perimeter of the
seated graduates. Only the dig-
nitaries will be allowed on the
podium. The coliseum's rear
hallway that will serve as the for-
mation area for the processional
will be open only to graduates,
marshals and ECU administra-
SNCAE and the Klementary
Education Club are working
together on a Teddy Bears for
Kids service project. Members
and nonmembers are welcome
to participate in this effort to
provide the children at Pitt
Memorial Hospital with some
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a Dutch treat dinner from 5
p.m7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.
6 at Golden Corral (504 SW
Greenville Blvd). After the meal,
the bears will be stuffed.
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a food drive for Grimesland
First Born Community Devel-
opment Center, so bring two
non-perishable canned goods
or paper items to the meal.
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Join Uptown Greenville in
celebrating the holiday season
as The Daily Reflector presents
Freeboot Frolidays. Freeboot
Frolidays will be held from 5:30
p.m8 p.m. Friday Dec.15 at
the Sports Pad complex. Admis-
sion is free, and sodas, beer,
mixed drinks and wine will be
available. The event will be
highlighted by karaoke caroling
and a visit from Santa himself.
Uptown restaurants will be pro-
viding free munchies for the
Adding to the festivities will
be horse-drawn carriage rides
beginning at 6 p.m. and ending
at 8:30 p.m. Friday Dec. 15 thru
Sunday Dec. 17 at the BB&T
parking lot. Ticket costs are $5
for adults and S3 for children
under 12. All proceeds will go to
benefit future Uptown Green-
requests to give
students MSC lot
may allow for more student parking
A new parking referendum was
passed by Parking and Transporta-
tion Services Thursday, Nov. 30.
The referendum may allow students
access to the parking lots located
behind Mendenhall Student Center
(MSC) next year.
The parking and transporta-
tion committee held an open meet-
ing Thursday to discuss students'
concerns with parking on campus.
The committee, comprised of 17
members including members of
SGA and Parking and Transporta-
tion Services, is an advisory com-
mittee that listens to students'
concerns and reports back to Park-
ing and Transportation Services.
The SGA submitted two requests
to the committee. The first request
would return the 56 staff spaces
behind MSC back to the students
by Jan. 7,2001.
After hearing opposition from
students and SGA members, the
committee agreed to pass a motion
made by David Santa Anna, the
director of Transportation Services.
SantaAna's motion will allow staff
to park in the MSC lot from 7
a.m3 p.m students with com-
muter stickers to park in the lot
beginning at 3 p.m and all other
university registered vehicles to
park beginning at 4 p.m.
Currently, the lot is reserved
for vehicles with staff stickers from
7 a.m5 p.m and all university
registered vehicles beginning at
Earlier this summer the MSC
lot was accessible to all university
registered vehicles. This fall, Parking
and Transportation Services made
the lot accessible to staff only, due
to the increased construction on
One student who opposed the
referendum was Keith Tingley,
president of the Inter-Fraternity
Council, which governs all fraterni-
ties at ECU.
"I am disgusted with what I just
saw Ttngley said after the decision
was passed. This committee is
supposed to represent what is good
for the whole campus
"That two hours does not m3ke
a difference to the people I repre-
Tingley said other alternatives
could help solve the campus's park-
ing problems. He suggested that the
parking lot behind MSC be given
entirely back to the students.
"I'll take two hours over noth-
ing any day said one member of
the Parking and Transportation
The SGA's second request was
to return the parking lot between
4th and Reade streets and the park-
ing lot between 3rd and Reade
streets back to commuter lots by
Jan 7, 2001. The committee did
not discuss this request during the
Students during the meeting
talked about problems they faced
when parking on campus. The
students said increased construction
on and around campus has also
added to congested parking lots
and lowered numbers of student
spaces. The committee said it is
fully aware of the concerns of the
students and it is working hard to
find a solution.
All students are encouraged to
voice their opinions to Parking and
Transportation Services by calling
As of now there is not a specific
date as to when the new parking
referendum will be put in effect. To
keep updated see ECU Web site at
Larceny-A staff member reported
that $310 was taken from a regis-
ter at the Croatan on Nov. 29.
Harassing Phone Calls-A staff
member in White Hall reported
receiving two collect telephone
calls from a subject at the South-
side Regional Jail. He stated that
he refused the calls.
Larceny-A student in Fletcher Hall
reported someone entered her
unlocked room and stole a $100
bill from a drawer.
Suspicious Person-A student
reported being followed by a male
subject from the intersection of
3rd and Rotary streets to 5th
Street. She said that she then ran
to the General Classroom Build-
ing, where she had a night class.
She stated that the male subject
ran after her, but did not enter
the building. She reported seeing
the same male leaning against a
brick wall south of Jenkins Fine Art
Building earlier on Nov. 30.
Annoying Phone Calls-A student
in Cotten Hall reported receiving
several phone calls from a male
subject who was singing. She
indicated that the calls began a
couple ol weeks prior. The calls
were found to be coming from a
room in Jones Hall. The two resi-
dents were Issued campus appear-
ance tickets (CAT) for the incident.
Failure to Appear-A student was
arrested on a warrant issued for
failure to appear in court.
Professional schools trying hard
to attract and keep graduates
EAKIN from page 2
to finish, to end my career back
where I started, doing what I enjoy
kakin said. "It will be fun
Eakin is originally from New
Castle, Pa a small town northwest
of Pittsburgh. He attended Geneva
College, a small liberal arts school in
Beaver Falls, Pa where he majored
in mathematics and physics.
Eakin's academic career began
in 1964, when he l)ecame a member
of the mathematics faculty at Bowl-
ing Green University in Ohio. He
later moved on to administrative
Eakin is married to the former
Jo Ann McGeehan. They have two
children who are grown and mar-
ried. Maridy, an ECU graduate,
lives in Raleigh, and Matthew lives
in Columbus, Ohio. The chancel-
lor and his wife became proud
grandparents seven weeks ago with
the birth of their granddaughter,
Eakin with State Rep George Miller
during a legislative tour that helped
lay the foundation for the just-passed
higher education bond referendum.
Knight-Ridder Tribune (TMS)-
Vanessa Sloat never worried about
getting a job as an attorney after
finishing University of Miami law
school in May. A year before gradu-
ation, she accepted a job with
Akerman Senterfitt in its West Palm
Beach, Fla office. Before her first
day, her bosses informed her that
she would be receiving a raise.
Most new lawyers today know
the tales of long job searches only
What a difference a decade has
made, not just in law, but also
in the accounting and medical
professions. Once considered the
ultimate ticket to success, these
traditional careers now take a back
seat to computer science, informa-
tion technology and electrical
engineering, where college gradu-
ates can earn big bucks and stock
options right out of school. Today,
law firms, accounting firms and
medical organizations are forced
to recruit fiercely, offer better com-
pensation and work harder to retain
"There used to be prestige in
working for a public accounting
firm said Mario de Armas, a part-
ner with PricewaterhouseCoopers
in Miami. "Now kids are looking
to work for technology companies
that offer more exciting, dynamic-
environments. We're losing a lot
of people to those careers
The numbers show the trend.
� The nation's colleges and uni-
versities' yearly supply of account-
ing graduates has been almost flat
� The number of applicants to
If you could get something much
fasteror just a little bit more,
the nation's 125 medical schools
fell for the third straight year in
� The number of law degrees
awarded over the last five years
has1 remained virtually flat and law
school enrollment has declined by
nearly 4,000 students.
Today, a computer science major
can walk out of the classroom and
into a $55,000-a-year job. Mean-
while, going to medical school and
incurring thousands of dollars in
debt isn't that lucrative anymore
says Dr. Robert Hinkley, associate
dean for admission at University of
Miami Medical School.
The result is that graduates
of law, accounting and medical
schools are enteiing one of the
best job markets ever. They find'
themselves recruited much harder
and much sooner-ancl they're get-
ting paid more. Major law linns
nationwide recently raised starting
salaries for lawyers to $105,000, up
from only $50,000 in 1995, accord-
ing to the National Association of
"It used to be law students
would seek out the employers. Now
it's the other way around said
Jim Groh, partner with Holland
c Knight in Miami. "We do every-
thing to attract the best students
long before they graduate
I he e onomy has played a
major role in creating demand as
"We're busier than we've ever
been in the history of this city
Groh said. Recruiting good lawyers
has become more of an art because
of the need for them
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busy days to oblige
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over the years, some-
times at the very last-
minute. We thank you
Chancellor Eakin, for
everything you have
TEC would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to Chancellor
Richard Eakin for his dedication to our university and most importantly,
For the past 13 years, Eakin has been an integral force, helping to transform
the university to doctoral status, as well as helping to expand our library,
create the Student Recreation Center, improve Todd Dining Hall and Minges
Coliseum, build the upper deck at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium and the Warren Life
Sciences Building at the School of Medicine.
Through his leadership our university has seen enrollment climb from
14,878 to 18,000 students. Our test scores are improving as class ranks have
increased. ECU will acquire $190.6 million thanks to the recent passage of
the N.C. Higher Education Bond. This money will give the university the
opportunity to continue to compete with other schools as technology and
facilities are constructed and renovated.
Eakin's leadership has led the School of Medicine to make great strides
with new technological advancements like telemedicine and robotic surgery.
An additional 350-400 new faculty positions will be added to the university's
academic departments. Eakin's vision in 1992's Campus Plan, will help to keep
congestion near 10th Street at a minimum while expanding the school and
one day making it a pedestrian-only campus.
Our chancellor has even taken time out of his busy days to oblige interviews
with our staff over the years, sometimes at the very last-minute. We thank you
Chancellor Eakin, for everything you have done.
Now about that TEC sign
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Democrat believes Supreme Court should step in
I am so sick and tired of hearing
about the 2000 presidential elec-
tion. 1 just can not believe that it is
still going on-it should have been
over weeks ago. The Democrats
down in Florida need to recognize
that Gore is not going to win no
matter how much they manipulate
Everyone knew that Bush was
going to be president before they
even started to do the recounts.
Do not get me wrong, though, I
am a diehard Democrat and I voted
for Gore myself, but I have come to
terms with the fact that Bush has
won the election. And no matter
how many times they do a recount
Bush is still going to come out on
If you ask me, this whole mess is
doing nothingbut ruining Al Gore's
political image. And now I hear that
the United States Supreme Court
might be call into action.
If the Supreme Court were to get
involved with the Florida dispute
then they would be able to bring
the controversy to a close. Al Gore
was quoted as saying that the issue
of the White House winner "does
not belong in federal court Well,
of course it does.
The dispute does not just affect
Florida, but this nation as whole.
The only reason Gore does not want
the Supreme Court to intervene
is because he knows that he has
already lost. Even throughout the
whole confusing disturbance this
election has had to suffer, I still
remain a hardcore Democrat. How-
ever, the way Al Gore has conducted
himself these past few weeks has
shown me just how important it
is to pay attention to politics and
take it seriously.
If I had known he was going to
act like such a baby, then I may not
have voted for him. I think that
this nation just needs to realize that
Bush will be president for the next
term and there is nothing anyone-
can do about it, so stop bickering
and let's get on with our lives.
Benjamin Joseph Pfeifer
Mr. Rogers leaves, puppets shed a tear
Peoria, 111. The Bradley Scout
(Bradley U.J-There goes the neigh-
After 30 unforgettable years,
Fred Rogers will end his run as the
undisputed king of public television
As students sit on the cusp of
the corporate world, it's easy for
us to forget that "Mister Rogers'
Neighborhood the award-winning
children's show, was as much a part
of our youth as jams or tuberculosis
The gentle, grandfatherly Rogers
taught us numerous lessons, from
coping with complex human emo-
tions to coordinating cheap loafers
with bland cardigan sweaters.
But the tragedy of Rogers' depar-
ture isn't his terrible fashion sense.
It's the fact that, for the most part,
today's crop of young viewers never
appreciated the man the way we
Well, I've understated my point.
What I mean is that today's kids
are ungrateful, unimaginative SOBs
who wouldn't know great entertain-
ment if it bit them on their fat, lazy
asses. Now, I probably sound like
some old fogey waving a folded
newspaper in the air and scream-
ing at neighborhood punks to get
off my lawn. But the more you
think about it, the more you realize
that today's "tweens" (or whatever
they're called) are spoiled. They're
mindless zombies who waste each
afternoon flipping through 900
cable channels or surfing Internet
OK, OK. Maybe we were mind-
less zombies during the mid '80s
too, but television only offered
about five channels to choose from
and the most advanced computers
could barely run "Oregon Trail
And were these outlets supply-
ing us with big-budget entertain-
ment full of razzle-dazzle effects?
Nope, all we had was Rogers' fleet of
sock puppets or "3, 2, 1 Contact
With such limited options, we
hardly could wait to plop in front
of the tube each day to check out
what Rogers and his gang of make-
believe friends were up to.
Not much, usually. Rogers
spent most episodes chit-chatting
with the mailman and guiding us
through crayon factories. Or soup
factories. Or pretty much anywhere
that shipped loads of useless crap
off an assembly line.
Those adventures didn't exactly
blow us away, but trips to the Cray-
ola factory were like Disneyland
vacations for Rogers' imaginary
cohorts from the Neighborhood of
You remember that bustling
borough, don't you? It housed King
Friday XIII, the diminutive puppet
that ruled with an iron fist (but
a soft heart), his submissive wife,
Queen Sara, his effiminate son.
Prince Tuesday, and a cast of talking
animals that included X the Owl
and Henrietta Cat.
There also were a few life-sized,
human citizens who inexplicably
accepted the monarch's laws,
despite being able to pick his cloth
body up and chuck it into next
And lord only knows how
Rogers communicated with that
trolley. What, did he speak bell?
Despite its creative shortcom-
ings, the show captivated children
and critics alike for three decades.
That's a far cry from today's flashy
cartoons and computer-generated
Most of those shows are the
equivalent of a 30-minute lobot-
omy. Educational programs of
yesteryear slowly are giving way to
ones that numb kids' brains just
long enough for yuppie parents to
have some peace and quiet (Can
you say "Teletubbies"?)
Sure, "Sesame Street" and that
damn purple dinosaur teach kids
their ABCs, but Rogers' genius was
his mastery of emotional issues.
He showed children that it was
all right for grown men-and even
puppets-to be sensitive and to share
When Rogers signs off for the
last time, PBS will fill his slot with
some second-rate replacement that
kids no doubt will ignore in favor
of their Eminem CDs and Pokemon
It's too bad Rogers has to go,
but as his age creeps toward the
century mark, he can't be expected
to stay in touch with a generation
obsessed with Abercrombie and
Fitch and Playstation 2.
Perhaps it's time for Rogers
to go, before some suits at PBS
convince him to bust through the
door in cargo pants and FUBU gear.
Still, we can only hope his message
continues after his departure.
Who knows, maybe Barney's
got a closet full of cardigans ready
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
No hypocrites for president
I recently read a quote in which
Presidential hopeful Al Gore made
comments concerning the Florida
recount of votes. When asked
questions concerning the recount,
Mr. Gore said that he hoped every-
one would have patience with
the recount so that democratic
process would be allowed to run
He then said, "That is what I
am focused on. Not the contest,
but our democracy. I would not
want to win the presidency by a few
votes cast in error or misinterpreted
or miscounted By making these
comments a few days ago, Mr.
Gore has openly declared himself
The Florida votes have been
recounted, and George W. Bush
has been declared the winner. If
Mr. Gore had lived up to his words
that he said a few days ago, then
he would have not have brought
the lawsuit up against the recounts,
After all, did he not say that he
was focused on our democracy and
the good of the country? By doing
this, Al Gore's actions just go to
show that politics are something
that is hard for people to trust.
Would you want a president who
says one thing and then turns
around and does the exact oppo-
site? I know I wouldn't.
Muslims look forward to fasting
While the ECU population goes
about its business by going to
classes, getting ready for exams,
etc they may not realize that this
is a very special and important time
of the year for the Muslim people,
here on campus, and around the
It is known as the month of
Ramadan, a month in which all
Muslims are required to observe
fast from the early morning to until
As most people already know,
fasting is prescribed in the three
major religions, Islam, Judaism
and Christianity, if not more. But
the way each group lasts today is
For a Muslim, fasting requires
the abstinence of food, water, and
sexual activity from the first thread
of light in the morning until the
sun begins to set. He or she is also
required to make more effort to
stay away from sinful acts and to
increase their good deeds during
this month. And you do this for
no purpose other than seeking the
pleasure of God Almighty.
So what is a typical day like
during Ramadan for a believer? He
or she gets up in the morning,
before the sun begins to rise, has
something to eat, and then offer
prayer. If you are unfamiliar, Mus-
lims pray five times a day; early
morning, noon, afternoon, evening
and at night. Then, they go about
their daily schedule of work, school
or whatever they normally do.
As you can imagine, one would
get hungry, perhaps thirsty, during
All of this helps with the
remembrance of God, learning self-
restraint and it has other medically
proven benefits as well. Doctors
prescribe fasting to their patients
from time to time to help reduce
many unwanted and unhealthy
habits. It should also make one
realize what it would be like if
they weren't provided with enough
to eat on a regular basis, thus help-
ing them to be more generous in
charity and be kind to those less
In today's society, we tend to
look at those who have more than
us, thus not being as thankful as we
should be for what we have.
Ramadan is a time of blessings
for a Muslim. It is a time where he
or she can hope for great virtues,
forgiveness and mercy from God
Almighty. It is a time where aU the
good deeds are multiplied numer-
One might think that giving up
food and water would be difficult
and therefore not something to
look forward to, but for a true
believer, it is a great month.
This writer can be contacted
Bishops shouldn't use status to influence abortion
College Station, TX. The Bat-
talion (Texas A&M U.(-Recently
"nearly 300 bishops unanimously
approved a position statement I hat
calls for a constitutional amend-
ment banning abortion
Although Cathleen Cleaver,
the new head of the bishop's anti-
abortion secretariat, acknowledged
that "the chances of a constitu-
tional amendment were remote it
is their influences that will matter
Their opinions on the issue of
abortion could influence many
While this is an important issue,
it does not need to be about chang-
ing any laws.
The Constitution, as well as its
amendments, defines rules that
pertain to all people in this coun-
Many Christians are quick to
point out that abortion goes against
beliefs regarding murder, but life is
not the only Christian value that is
This issue involves honesty.
Those fighting abortions likely have
not been in a situation where they
had to deal with having a child
created by rape.
How can these people truly
say they know what they would
choose to do if they were in that
situation? It is probable that neither
the bishops nor their supporters
can say with certainty what they
But honesty is most important
in realizing that this procedure is
never going to be ended.
For some people, it is merely
the choice of a doctor's office or
illegal "back alley" clinic.
One is clean and safe, and the
other is not-Americans should not
make the "back alley" the only
choice for someone.
This issue involves having to
understand the decision of others
and respecting that the choices
people make about their bodies are
not something that laws can be
Abortion involves one person
and her body and it is wrong for the
bishops to support mundane laws
to govern such a personal issue.
There are no laws on eating dis-
orders, but they are killing people.
Millions of Americans are ruining
their bodies, but no one-including
the bishops-is urging regulation
A possible reason is because,
technically, their bodies belong
to them and what they choose for
themselves is their right.
Like it or not, unborn babies
are a part of a woman's bodies.
They are not independent-without
the mother's body, the baby would
There are no laws against
women who smoke, drink or mal-
nourish their bodies while they are
It would have been fitting if
the bishops had kept this in mind
when they drafting their position
Mothers are causing life-threat-
ening problems for their children,
but no one is stopping them.
Their decision is not anyone
else's decision, and abortion should
not be, either.
Granted, the idea of using abor-
tion as a form of birth control
method should be ended. But there
are emergencies, and there needs
to be a safe way to deal with them.
Abortion is not the right choice
for everyone, but it should remain
Abortion is an issue in Amer-
ica-religion is an issue in America.
Other than that, the two should
not be related in opinion forming
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AMERICANS EAT APPROXIMATELY
350 SLICES OF PIZZA PER SECOND.
7 OUT OF 100 AMERICANS HAVE
FLOSSED THEIR TEETH WITH THEIR HAIR.
3.9 OF WOMEN DON T WEAR ANY UNDERWEAR.
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TALK SENSE TO A FOOL AND
HE CALLS YOU FOOLISH.
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Today's Birthday: Risks are appeal-
ing, but don't go too far. A friend who's
affectionate now could be fair-weathered.
(March 21-April 19)
You're curious, so go ahead and ask.
Be polite about it, though. What you dis-
cover may be disturbing, so discretion is
(April 20-May 20)
What you thought was a good deal
may have turned sour. Better check the
fridge, bank accounts and credit cards.
(May 21 -June 21)
Sometimes you learn the most from
the one you like the least. If you don't
understand them, get a friend to trans-
(June 22-july 22)
Working your fingers to the bone and
keeping on your toes is not an easy posi-
tion to maintain. Don't suffer in silence!
(July 23-Aug. 22)
Don't leave a job unfinished. A prac-
tical, hardworking woman will not be
pleased if you leave her with a mess to
(Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
A renovation project may cost more
than planned. Getting the best isn't easy.
Neither is agreeing on what the best is.
(Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Your partner wants to lead, but you
don't feel passive. Stand up for issues you
care most about, and do it with grace.
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You do well under pressure. Staying
cool and calm when everyone else freaks
out could serve you well, and soon.
(Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You may feel lost in love, and that's
wonderful. If the two of you agree to
keep costs down, no problem.
(Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You've thought about starting fresh,
and are almost ready to act. Think of
what might go wrong, just to play it safe.
You and your friends are on a winning
streak. You're learning fast, and it shows.
Meanwhile, a rumor may be wrong.
Ask for more pay than you think
you're worth. A friend may say it can't be
done, but don't listen. Aim high.
Affordable gifts for X-MAS 2000
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5. 2000
2 The East Carolinian
Tuesday, December 5, 2000
for the mad bomber
Nikita Kotiadis, a company executive in
Greece, realized he wouldn't make it to
Athens Airport in time for his flight to Brus-
sels, so he had his secretary call Axon Air-
lines for him. After she made the connec-
tion, she told the guy at the other end that
there was a bomb on the plane.
It worked. The flight was delayed, but
Kotiadis didn't realize that his efficient sec-
retary identified him to the airline before
putting him through. He was arrested as
soon as he got to the airport.
everything went dark
Gladys Wyse thought she reached for
the eye drops but actually grabbed the
super glue and then proceeded apply it to
her irritated eye. The New jersey woman
realized her error when she found she had
glued her eye shut. She was rushed to the
hospital where the doctors took care of it.
There was no damage.
The bird is
ours now, my friend
Troops in India captured a falcon that
was trained to spy on them by Pakistani
rangers. The bird was fitted with an
antenna and radio transmitter, and was
apparently sending signals back to Pakistan
as it flew over border areas.
wars in the past 50 years. Fifteen minutes
after the bird was captured, the Rangers
asked for a meeting to discuss the matter.
The request was denied.
bit steep, isn't it?
In Finland, there are no set fines for traf-
fic violations. They are linked to a driver's
income. As a result 27-year-old dot-com
millionaire Jaakko Rytsola was grabbed for
doing 40 miles per hour (mph) in a 25
mph zone and was fined $71,400.
Love in the afternoon
Patrick Hayes had a passionate encoun-
ter one afternoon in an apartment in Pitts-
burgh with Jewel Vermillion, an enchanting
dame he had met not long before. And he
didn't stick around long afterward either.
The tryst, which took place 59 years
ago, produced a son named jack Hayes,
at least according to the very same Jack
Hayes, who is currently trying to get an
inheritance from Patrick, his alleged father,
who died in 1998 at age 84 without leav-
ing a will.
To prove Patrick is his daddy, jack
had him exhumed for DNA tests after a
21-month court battle. Results are pend-
Car, car, car, camel, car
Motorists on the southbound highway
to Ludwigshafen, Germany, told police
they thought they saw a camel running
along the road. They were right. The beast
had escaped from a nearby circus. Police
herded him into a courtyard where they
With the anticipa-
tion of the holiday
season drawing near,
it's time to talk gifts.
Instead of spending
money most college
students don't have, try
to conserve by purchasing
great gifts at great prices.
You don't have to spend a
trillion dollars on a gift for
someone to like It.
This year, make an
effort to sit down, come
up with a meaningful list
of ideas for loved ones and
fight through the crowds.
It doesn't have to be mis-
TEC has chosen a few
gifts that anyone on your
shopping list would be
thrilled to receive. From
the office's secret Santa to
your sister's sports fanatic
boyfriend, think about
purchasing some of these
gifts, all at reasonable
prices, to fill those boxes
without filling your wallet
full of receipts and not
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Other cool stuff
Polo Ralph Lauren tote
Available: TJ Maxx
3040 Evans St Greenville
This designer bag is perfect for
any gal. It can be used as a book
bag, purse, carry on item or even
a gym bag. Typically, a bag like
this would sell for at least $38 in
department stores so the person
you give it to will think that you
went all out. It would be especially
good for a secret Santa, roommate,
sister or friend.
Tommy Hilfigger pajamas
Available: TJ Maxx
3040 Evans St Greenville
She will love these pajamas
because they can serve as both
casual and sexy. The plaid is perfect
for winter and yet the spaghetti
straps can be worn throughout the
summer. It's great for the casual
athletic but fashion conscious girl.
Though they are cheaper, Tommy
Hilfigger is always a reliable brand.
It would be perfect for a secret
Santa, roommate, sister or friend.
The Rescue, by Nicholas
Available: Any book store
If you like emotional stories,
read this book. It's jam-packed
with sentimental moments. Any
girl who enjoys to read will love
this book. Sparks is a fellow North Carolinian who has also
authored such popular titles as Message in a Bottle. One
way to make giving a book special is to write something
meaningful in the inside. This is also perfect for a mom,
bookworm or friend.
Available: Any electronic store
This new release is great for the Nintendo
64 game enthusiast. It is a bit expensive, but
he will play it for hours on end. The game is
a follow-up to the highly acclaimed "Zelda"
that came out in 1999. The mission in this
sequel is to get as many masks as possible
and inevitably beat the Skull Kid and attain
Maora's Mask. This would be great for
brothers, boyfriends and friends.
The Gladiator DVD
Cost: $20.99 (2 disc-set)
Available: Any video distributor
Nothing promotes testosterone like watch-
ing this flick based on ancient Rome. Russell
Crowe stars in this action piece. DVDs offer
better picture and sound quality and can be
accessed by most recent PCs. In addition to
the movie, the DVD offers additional features
like deleted scenes and behind the scenes
footage. This is a great gift for dads, boyfriends,
ptjwotljlrs and friend.
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Fair Ball, by Bob Costas
Available: Any book store
Capturing the memories
Photography major gives tips for taking
better pictures this holiday season
Taking photos is one of the best ways to capture
your friends and family forever during the holidays.
Many of us do not have enough photo experience to
judge if the conditions are t
right for capturing those
"I think that anyone
can benefit from learning
the basics of photogra-
phy said freshman David
Reiner. "I know that I
don't have a lot of experi-
ence and sometimes I get
photos back that could have been really good if I just
knew the correct lighting or the proper angles
According to senior photography major April
Kilpatrick, there are simple ways to capture that perfect
shot this holiday season.
"One thing that I always do is pay attention to my
background Kilpatrick said. "You never want to have
action behind your subject
Here other tips Kilpatrick suggests when taking
1. Keep your camera ready. You never know when
you can catch your great aunt in a priceless pose or your
baby cousin taking his or her first steps. Try to always
have the camera nearby. If you have a big camera or
you don't have one, consider using a disposable on
2. Get as close to the subject as possible. When
you are able to get close, disturbing backgrounds are
eliminated. Try showing just enough of the scene so
the pictures is unique and interesting. Be sure to check
the allowed distance on your camera. Some cameras
will not take clear photos if you are not far enough
away from the subject.
3. Adequate lighting is essential to expose film, but
good lighting can make your pictures more interesting,
colorful, dimensional and flattering to the subject.
Strong sunlight is only one of many types of good
Interestingly, overcast days are the best to take
photos. On these days, there is just enough lighting
to cast soft shadows.
4. Use your flash. You can improve your pictures
by taking full advantage of the flash built into most
cameras. It provides extra light when you need it,
especially indoors, and it
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to my background You never want to a point-and-shoot camera
have action behind your subject
Any baseball fan will love this book, but
more, any sports fan would enjoy it. Costas explains what's gone
wrong in the game that used to be about fun. Costas, NBCs
award-winning broadcaster, discusses the growing financial
disparities within nearly two-thirds of the teams in Major League
Baseball. This book is ideal for dads, boyfriends, brothers,
grandpas and anyone who enjoys baseball.
Senior photography major
is 4-12 feet.
5. Use the right film.
The three most popular
print film speeds are 400,
200 and 100. All cameras
are capable of handling
6. Try placing your subject somewhere other than
the center. There is
nothing wrong with placing the subject there,
however, placing the subject off-center can make
the composition more dynamic and interesting to
In addition to these guidelines, Kilpatrick encourages
people to try taking different kinds of shots.
"Try to take different angles on pictures Kilpatrick
said. "It will give people a different point of view. You
can zoom in really close; try cropping or look up or
down on the subjects to add drama
After the film is exposed, Kilpatrick encourages
people to store the prints in a cool, dry place, such
as a closet.
"Those photo boxes that you can get at Target are
great Kilpatrick said. "I would also encourage people
to label the backs of the photos with the people who
are in the picture, the date and the event or where
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What you'll need:
1 quart heavy cream, chilled
3 ounces powered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
12 pound peach slices
Place the cream
in a chilled
Using a balloon
whisk, whisk the
ened. Add the
sugar and vanilla
whisking to the
cream should be smooth and light, not
grainy. Do not over whip. Creme chantilly
may be stored in the refrigerator for several
hours, if the creme begins to soften, gently
re-whip as necessary. Serve over peach slices.
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Parents upset about
reprint of Playboy
COLUMBIA, S.C.(AP)-The goal was to update students on a few
graduates of Dutch Fork High School. But the result was nothing more
than obscene, some parents say.
"As a mother it goes against everything I believe said Greta Bickley
who has a 14-year-old daughter at Dutch Fork. "This district holds itself
up as being excellent in terms of academics and this is the best they
could come up with
The fuss is over a story that ran in the October edition of the school's
student newspaper, The Renaissance. It included a photo of Dutch Fork
graduate Lauren Hill, who posed for the cover of Playboy magazine's
October 2000 issue.
Bickley and a few other parents question the newspaper's decision to
print the Playboy cover in the newspaper.
Debra Milhous wrote a letter to the school newspaper staff saying
that the photo was in poor taste.
"I didn't think it was appropriate for the students to print said
Milhous, who has two children at Dutch Fork. "The damage has already
been done and there's nothing they can do about it now. But if they're
going to let this happen, then whafs next?"
Editors of the newspaper said they stand by what they did and they
have the support of the teacher who oversees the staff, and district
Student adviser Amy Medlock said she discussed the photo with
attorneys and school principals before permitting students to print it.
Medlock said she even edited the photo so it would not be revealing.
Medlock and the editors agree students were interested in the article,
which also featured three other graduates:
� Matt Duffie, a model for Abercrombie and Fitch.
� Charissa Seaman, a dancer for pop singer Britney Spears.
� Fj-ik Kimrey, a football player at the University of South Carolina.
"Ifs entertainment and that's what the students want to read about
she said. "We wanted the students to know about the interesting jobs
some of the graduates are doing, and being on the cover of Playboy
is a big deal
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1988 that school administrators do
have the discretion to determine when published material is inappropriate
for students. Mike Hiestand, an attorney at the Student Press Law Center,
in Arlington, Va said reprinting the cover isn't illegal and agrees there is
some news value in informing students of a graduate's success.
"I don't think they did it in a sensational way Hiestand said. "They
heard the rumors, they checked it out and reported the news
Melody Fitzwater, 16, a junior at Dutch Fork, said the photo wasn't
offensive to her and the newspaper had every right to publish it.
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Tuesday, December 5,
Students celebrate different holidays this season
from history, religion
Not all students will be waiting
for Santa's arrival this December.
Decorating Christmas trees and
hanging stockings above the mantel
is just one way students will be
celebrating the holidays.
"I am Jewish and that means
Hanukkah, not Christmas, for me
said junior Scott Shapiro.
Hanukkah, a Hebrew word
meaning dedication, is celebrated
for eight days in the Hebrew month
of Kislev, which usually occurs in
mid- to late-December.
"People forget that there are
otheT traditions than just the usual
Christmas tree and presents on
Dec. 25 said senior Leah Cohen.
"I love celebrating Hanukkah with
my family. It is something I am
very proud of
Hanukkah recalls the struggle
for religious freedom and com-
memorates the victory of the Jews
over the Hellenistic Syrians in the
year 165 B.C.
"By lighting the eight Hanuk-
kah lights of the menorah, Jews
everywhere recount the triumph of
our ancestors against immorality,
the rededlcation of the Temple in
Jerusalem and the miracle that a
one day supply of oil lasted eight
days Cohen said. "Hanukkah is a
celebration of miracles
"In my family we light and
bless the candles of the menorah
Shapiro said. "We also exchange
gifts every night. When we were
younger we played dreidel but now
we try to pass that tradition on to
our younger relatives
The African-American spiritual
holiday of Kwanzaa was initiated
by Dr. Maulana Karenga on Dec.
26, 1966. Karenga Is a profesor at
the University of California Los
"Christmas is different for me
because we celebrate Kwanzaa"
said Tameka Jones. "It is centered
around the seven principles (Nguzo
saba) with emphasis on the unity
of our black families
Kwanzaa is based on Kawaida,
a theory that a social revolutionary
change for black Americans can be
achieved by the act of revealing
and disclosing cultural heritage to
"My family defines Kwanzaa as
a time to relate to the past in order
to understand the present and deal
with the future, said senior Kadeem
Jackson. "It is not a religious cel-
ebration but a week of spiritual
In Islamic tradition, Muslims
celebrate the holiday Ramadan, the
month of fasting. This is a time
during the ninth month when over
1 billion Muslims focus on inner
reflection and a devotion to God
while practlng self-control.
This year Ramadan falls around
Jan. 9-10. uring this period Muslims
rad the Qur'an, giving charity,
purifying one's behavior and doing
good deeds. Though every Muslim
is expected to partake in the holi-
day, exceptions are made for the
sick, travelers and women in certain
The Christian holiday of Christ-
mas celebrates the birth of Jesus,
born of the virgin Mary.
"My favorite tradition is the
decorating of the Christmas tree
said sophomore Danielle Reade.
"We play Christmas music and
drink egg nog while my father
passes each of the three children in
my family and my mother an orna-
ment. We take our time decorating
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"It wasn't like they inspired
anyone to choose a career she
said. "It was just a harmless (article)
for students to read about former
Dutch Fork students
Butch Barnhart, chairman of
Dutch Fork's School Improvement
Council, said he hasn't heard any
concerns from parents about the
"I haven't had one call about
it and it wasn't mentioned at our
meeting a few weeks ago Barnhart
"It wasn't like they inspired
anyone to choose a career
Junior, Dutch Fork
Bickley said she was stunned
when her daughter showed her the
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"F-ach year on Christmas eve we follow my father's Italian tradition
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types of fish and seafood, one for each disciple and of course one
Christinas has not always been a national holiday in the United
States. Until the middle of the last century, Christmas was a religious
holiday that was celebrated privately and with little merriment. As the
United States expanded and changed in the 19th century, so did the
nation's celebration of Christmas.
Beginning in the 1820s and for the next century, America was a
nation of immigrants. Each ethnic group had their own distinct cultural
traditions. It was the German immigrant, for example, who introduced
the Christmas tree to America. A few German families in Pennsylvania are
known to have decorated trees as early as 1820, but decorating evergreens
was an unusual custom in this country well into thel9th century.
Christmas celebrations vary greatly between regions of the United
States Here are some ways people celebrate Christmas throughout
� In Pennsylvania, the Moravians build a landscape, called a putz,
under the Christmas tree, while in the same state the 'Germans are
given gifts by Belsnickle, who taps them with his switch if they have
� In Alaska, a star on a pole is taken from door to door, followed by
Herod's men, who try to capture the star. Colonial doorways are often
decorated with a pineapple, a symbol of hospitality
� In New Orleans, a huge ox is paraded around the streets decorated
with holly and ribbons tied to its homs.
� In Arizona, the Mexican ritual called Las Posadas is kept up. This is a
ritual procession and play representing the search of Mary and Joseph for
a room at the inn. Families play the parts and visit each other's houses
enacting and reenacting the drama.
Still other students do not participate in any festivities.
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Tuesday, December 5, 2000
Court sheds light
on college textbook prices
TMS Campus-While most col-
lege students have always had the
sneaking suspicion they're getting
gouged on textbook prices, a recent
New York Supreme Court ruling
will help students at Hudson Valley
Community College realize exactly
how much they're paying over
In a nine-page decision handed
down last week, the court decided
that the college must tell exactly
how much it paid for textbooks
sold in the school-run bookstore.
The decision stems from a lawsuit
filed by Anthony Gray, the editor in
chief of the school newspaper, who
had requested the figures under
New York's Freedom of Informa-
tion Law. Gray intended to write
an article addressing student com-
plaints about alleged "price goug-
ing" at the book store, Gray's lawyer
in the suit Brian M. Culnan said.
Gray requested the figures in
Dec. 1999, the college denied his
request and Gray sued. As part of
the decision, Hudson Valley Com-
munity College will also be required
to pay Gray's legal fees.
The case's significance could
reach beyond Hudson Valley Com-
munity College. Many colleges and
universities have argued that releas-
ing booklists and invoices could put
them at a competitive disadvantage
with competing non-college book-
stores. Under the recent decision,
Hudson Valley is only required to
release the book title and price it
was purchased at.
Gray, who has since transferred
to the State University of New York
at Albany, won't get the chance to
write the article for the Hudson
Valley student paper. He will, how-
ever, likely write a similar article
for the SUNY-Albany student news-
paper, where he's heard similar
student complaints about the book-
store, Culnan said.
Catholic colleges urged to reclaim identity
Providence, R.I. (Knight-RidderTribune)-A national
Catholic organization has called on Roman Catholic
colleges to adopt guidelines that would prohibit
hiring openly gay staff, ensure that a majority of
student-services employees are Catholic, and withhold
financial support from college groups that depart from
The Cardinal Newman Society for the Preservation
of Catholic Higher Education, an intercollegiate group
that includes students, educators, and alumni, issued
the guidelines at its annual conference in Washington,
D.C last month.
"The essential elements of a Catholic education
have been discarded for the sake of a mistaken notion
of academic freedom the society wrote. "Catholic-
colleges have pursued a secular model to the point
where their own Catholic identity and mission within
the Church is no longer clear
The society's guidelines were drafted in response to
Ex corde Ecclesiae, a Vatican document that calls on
Catholic schools to strengthen their religious iciety's
statement goes hand-in-hand with a controversial
document released last year by American bishops
that proposes establishing a litmus test for Catholic
theologians who teach at Catholic colleges.
The society also urges colleges to adopt a zero-
tolerance policy on illegal drugs and excessive drinking,
forbid sex between unmarried students, prohibit the
dispensing of birth control, and filter pornographic
material from Internet access.
Locally, the recommendation that resonates most
would prohibit the use of university money for causes
or organizations contrary to the church's teachings.
"While a free discussion of ideas should be
encouraged the society wrote, "organized activities,
publications and postings should not conflict with
the university's Catholic educational mission
In March, Providence College ignited a campus-
wide debate when it suspended and fined three
students who posted pro-choice fliers.
The fliers pictured a marble statue of the Virgin
Mary, alongside the message, "How's this for an
Immaculate conception? Keep abortion safe and
Critics say the guidelines, if adopted, could have
a chilling effect on academic freedom by limiting
the open exchange of ideas essential to a liberal-arts
"What kind of academic institution would this turn
out to be?" said Janet Cooper Nelson, the chaplain of
Brown University. "Who would want to study there?
Who would want to teach there?"
More important, Nelson said these guidelines do
not reflect the richness and diversity of Catholic
colleges and universities.
"This is a very narrow and political definition of
Catholicism she said. "It is also a peculiarly American
view of Catholicism. 1 cannot imagine that a Catholic
university In Europe would make the sexual activity
of students a central concern
One of the most striking guidelines says Catholic
colleges have the right to deny jobs to applicants
whose public behavior openly violates its teachings.
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Volume III, Issue 3
History of Record Albums � Swing � Disco � Hip-Hop � Grunge � Far Too Jones Profile � Reviews � Events Calendar
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From the Editor
You know what's a word
people never use? "Rue
You don't "rue" somebody.
You don't say, "I rue this
pizza You can rue the day,
but that's about it. You can't
even rue other periods of
time, like years or minutes.
"I rue the minute I saw you"
just doesn't make sense.
I bring this up because it's
my last Fountainhead ever
and I feel it necessary to
reveal this great mystery
to the world. There are so
many other mysteries still
out there: why anyone lis-
tens to Third Eye Blind,
why the cat continues to
eat grass when he knows it
makes him throw up, why
nobody watched "Freaks
and Geeks" even though
everybody liked it. The
tough questions, you know?
And if there's one thing
Fountainhead does, it's
answer the tough questions.
This issue we ask: "So
what is this music stuff all
about?" We reached back
into the distant past, all the
way to the 1940s when our
grandparents were learning
the Lindy Hop, and brought
it up to our teenage years
with the grunge aaze we all
remember so well. And we
threw in hip-hop and disco
for good measure.
I caught some grief over not
including rock 'n' roll, so let
me explain why there is no
segment for the bubble gum
era: I didn't feel like it. I have
the power here, I decide what
goes in this paper and you
losers just have to deal with
Actually, since rock is
behind everything, 1 felt it
too expansive an era to cover.
There's bubble gum rock of
course, like Buddy Holly and
the Crickets. Then there's
heavy stuff, like Aerosmith,
and hippie stuff like the
Grateful Dead. Then there's
rap core and ska core and
emo and metal and about a
million other classifications.
There could be an entire Foun-
tainhead just on derivatives of
rock. Perhaps the future editor
will take on such a task.
Speaking of the future
editor, we still don't have
one. If you want to give
the Fountainhead a try and
you have some experience,
please apply because other-
wise all my hard work goes
This really is the best job
at the paper. I get free
passes to concerts and free
CDs and I get to meet
people like the girls from
Playboy and the drummer
from Cowboy Mouth and
that really hot ECU bus
driver. Ok, so that last one
had nothing to do with my
job, but talking about the
Fountainhead is a great con-
So get out all your old
CDs-you know, the Damn
Yankees and Donna
Summer and Grand Master
Flash-and enjoy the issue.
See you cats on the flipside.
Emily B. Little
TABLE OF CONTENTS
History of Records
The 6th Day
Sade's Lovers Rock
Far Too Jones Band Profile 8
Things to Do in Greenville 10
Events Calendar n
Melyssa Ojeda, Editor in Chief
Emily Little, Fountainhead Editor
Laura Benedict, Head Copy Editor
John Stowe, Photo Editor
Stephanie Whitlock, MarketingGraphics Director
Serving ECU since 1925. The East Carolinian prints 11,000 copies
SnSfl , sd.aLand JhursdaV dimng the regular academic year and
6.000 on Wednesdays during the summer. The Fountainhead prints
on the last Thursday ol every month, and is inserted into The East
Carolinian. Our View" is the opinion of the editorial board and is
ZI?1Z '?'al b0urd mBmbB's The East Carolinian welcomes
letters to the editor which are limitied to 260 words (which may
be edited for decency or brevity. We reserve the right to edit or
re'lCiien,erf,and a" lete,s must ta s'Bned and irKuie a telephone
number. Letters may be sent via enail to editoretec.ecu.edu or to
Tuesday. Dpmber 5. ?n
There are still some stores in Greenville that sell new and used singles and LPs (photo by Laura Kowalski)
"Spin the Black Circle The history of records
Everybody has a few of
those old vinyl discs sitting
in a box in the attic, some-
where beside the dusty
turntable with the broken
needle. But even though
they've been all but forgot-
ten by everyone except a
few die-hard album collec-
tors and Indie rock fans,
once upon a time the
record revolutionized the
world of music.
Thomas Edison started
the rush of inventions that
led to the album's creation
with his 19th century
invention of the phono-
graph. According to the
Recording Industry Associ-
ation of America (RIAA),
Edison's invention used a
stylus that moved through
a groove in the record,
then a cylinder wrapped
in foil, and created sound
through the vibrations that
"They looked like a toilet
paper roll said John Wall,
who teaches materials course
in ECU'S industrial technology
The record's weak construc-
tion and harsh sound made it
unappealing to consumers, so
it never quite caught on.
It did, however, lead to other
inventions: the gramophone,
a similar design with a wax
coating on the cylinder that
produced better sound quality;
the nickelodeon, an early ver-
sion of the jukebox; and a
wire recorder, which led to the
invention of the radio.
It was German inventor
Emile Berliner who made the
better sounding, stronger shel-
lac disks that replaced the wax
According to Wall, shellac
was a derivative of animal
product that record makers
covered with cardboard.
"All they were really looking
for was something to hold the
grooves he said. "Shellac did
it for a while
In the Depression-era of the
1930s, according to RIAA,
"long play records" (LPs)-78
rotations per minute (RPM)
disks that could play three to
five minutes of sound on each
side-had a difficult time com-
peting with the newly intro-
duced radio programs. Even
when the economy picked up
in the early '40s, the need for
war materials like shellac and
acetate hampered the record
Wall said the industry
switched to vinyl not because it
was stronger, but because it was
According to RIAA, in 1948
Columbia Records introduced
the first vinyl LP-a 12-inch,
33 and a third RPM disk that
played for 20 minutes on each
side. RCA followed with the
invention of the plastic 7-inch
45 RPM record in 1949.
After the two formats com-
peted for a few years, the record
industry eventually settled into
the concept of the 45 single
and the LP as a collection of
songs. Thus it has remained
for half a century, despite the
tapes, CDs and MP3s that have
dominated the market in recent
"It's never really died out
said Alex Smith, CD Alley
employee and record collector.
Smith said the store sells tons
of new and used records all the
time, despite the availability
of modem technology. Most
popular musicians no longer
produce albums, but under-
ground groups like Fugazi,
Atari Teenage Riot and DJ
Shadow, and some well-
known rock groups like
Pearl Jam still dedicate time
to putting out vinyl copies
of their latest releases.
"It's a more personal
thing he said. "A CD is
kind of cold. With a record
you get a kind of warm,
This writer can be contacted at
Just like many broken turntables around the country, this one is worn by
age (photo by Laura Kowalski)
Tuesday. December 5. 2000
1948-Leo Fender invents
first marketable solid-
body electric guitar.
June 20,1948-Toast of
the Town the original name
of the future "Ed Sullivan
Show makes Its television
January 27,1956-EMs Pre-
sley releases "Heartbreak
Hotel which becomes his
first number one hit
Presley Is taped only
from the waist up on
the "Ed Sullivan Show
1957- "American Band-
stand hosted by Dick
Clark is picked up by ABC.
"The best dancers of
the time would gather
in the cat's comer of
the Savoy every night to
show off their new moves.
These hepcats originated
the acrobatic, aerial style
Rev. Scon Wilkinson,
SWING DANCE TEACHER
As the grandfather of the
modern American dance craze,
the swing dancing sensation
that swept post World War I
America lasted longer than any
other popular dance trend.
According to Rev. Scott
Wilkinson, who teaches swing
lessons at the Wesley Founda-
tion, the music referred to as
swing began in the 1920s as Big
Band-a catchy, upbeat sound
that revolved around horns.
The musical trend lent its name
and high-energy mentality to
the dance trend that followed.
Swing dance roots are in a
dance known as the Charles-
ton, a popular dance of the
post World War I era.
After the Charleston ran its
course, the Big Band move-
ment demanded a more up-
tempo dance step. The princi-
pal creators of this new style of
dance were the African-Ameri-
can dancers of the Savoy Ball-
room in Harlem.
The dance steps there gained
so much recognition that
scores of suburban white kids
would flock to the Savoy Ball-
room to participate, despite
racial segregation. As the Savoy
became a place where anyone
could have fun regardless of
race, news reporters began dis-
cussing the new Savoy dance
One night in 1927, a reporter
asked a member of the crowd
what the dance was called.
Fresh in his memory was
the recent newspaper headline
declaring Charles Lindbergh's
Atlantic crossing as "The Lindy
Hop His response stuck as
the name of the dance. Swing
dancing quickly evolved from
this point, with swingers
inventing new moves nightly.
"The best dancers of the time
would gather in the cat's corner
of the Savoy every night to
show off their new moves
Wilkinson said. "These hepcats
originated the acrobatic, aerial
style of the Lindy Hop
Swing peaked in popularity
during the 1940s, when World
War II created a need for a
release. In many parts of Nazi-
held Europe, swing dancing
was outlawed and Big Band
music groups started their own
underground movement. The
'90s film Swing Kids features
some of the swingers who
risked their lives just to dance.
The best of the hepcats
organized themselves under
the guidance of Frankie
Manning, originator of
aerial moves, and formed
a troupe of Lindy Hoppers
to accompany touring Big
Bands that performed for
large audiences throughout
the world. The Lindy Hop
soon spread across the
country, as it took on
names such as the Jitterbug,
and later evolved into the
"Swing dancing is an
original and fun way to let
loose and express yourself
said Cathy Knorr, an ECU
student who took swing
dance lessons from Wilkin-
In the early 1950s, Big
Band music dwindled in
popularity. It seemed time
for a new trend in Ameri-
can music. As Elvis Presley
debuted on the charts the
end of the swing era
neared. Big Band music was
quickly replaced by small
bands of musicians playing
the newly popular rock 'n'
Swing music and dance
CONTINUED ON PAGE 8
Tuesday. December 5. ?non
1959-Berry Gordy founds
Beatles arrive in
music festival is held in
Bethel. New York.
��- 1974-ABBA winsL 1977-The film "Saturday
oEurovision songNight Fever is released
-Hcontest withto theaters with a
�Waterloosoundtrack by the BeeGees
As the popular rhythm
and blues and soul music
of the 1960s was infused
with funkier breaks and up-
tempo beats, it spawned
the great musical move-
ment known as disco. Disco
also included an entire sub-
culture of fashion, music,
dance and night-life.
According to Disco Roots,
a group dedicated to the
history of disco, the move-
ment can be traced back
to the underground dance
clubs of the early 1970s
where a master of ceremo-
nies played a blend of funk,
soul and jazz to huge crowds
of energetic dancers. These all-
night dances, with their abun-
dant drug use and sex, existed
for the sole purpose of giving
people a good time.
"America partied in the 70s
said WZMB Music Director Wil-
liam Keith. "You've got to
understand, this was post-Viet-
nam, post-civil rights. African-
Americans had rights, women
had rights. Everybody partied
According to Disco Roots,
the clubs, known as discos,
were the most pure form of
disco dance culture in the early
1970s. Discos became increas-
ingly infiltrated with pop influ-
ences in the following years.
The most notorious example of
the disco pop culture
was the 1976 film
Saturday Night Fever.
This film, along with
its soundtrack album
by the BeeGees and
hoards of com- ,
dise, propelled the
into the spotlight
of American cul-
ture. In the years that followed,
disco dance, music and culture
continued to prosper.
"People were going to classes
to learn how to dance disco
Keith said. "That's how main-
stream it got
Disco paved the way for the
sexually-oriented pop music
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culture of today. The disco
culture defined promiscuity.
Its constant sexual innuendo
broke through the taboo barrier
which popular music had pre-
CONTINUED ON PAGE 8
"America partied in the
70s You've got to
understand, this was
had rights, women had
rights. Everybody partied
WZMB music director
StlldlO 54: the legendary party
Studio 54 was a "Fantasy
Island" dance dub for
1970s America. Beautiful
and interesting people as
far as the eye could see
danced all night between
constant drug hits and mul-
tiple sex partners, pushing
the limits with no thought
for the consequences. And
they could only get in if
Steve Rubell said so.
According to Anthony
Haden-Guest's "The Last
Party: Studio 54, Disco and
the Culture of the Night
Rubell and business partner Ian
Schrager opened the club at
254 W 54th St. in New York
City in April of 1977. While
Schrager took care of the paper-
work, Rubell darted from one
side of his party to the other,
making certain everyone was
having a good time.
Rubell's main objective was
to create the perfect mix of
"beautiful people" every night,
selecting acceptable individuals
from the crowd of hopefuls
packed together outside the
door and leaving the "gray
Although the place was
packed with celebrities, Rubell
judged the famous with the
same standards he used on
everyone else. He turned Cher
away at the door over indig-
"I know who you are he
said when she reminded him of
her celebrity status.
The film 54, starring Ryan
Philippe and Neve Campbell,
recreated the party for those
who never saw the inside of the
CONTINUED ON PAGE 8
Tuesday, December 5, 2QQQ
April, 1977-StUdlO 54
opens for business.
March, 1981-First video,
"Video Killed the Radio Star
airs on MTV.
1984 - Madonna's 'Virgin Tour
kicks off, creating controversy
among the nation's parents.
"Hip-hop is like a
whole culture. It's a
different way of danc-
ing, it's graffitti, it's
a way of living
hip-hop show, WZMB
Run DMC, Public Enemy,
N.W.A Ice-T, Grandmaster
flash-all of these artists played
a huge role in the history
of hip-hop, a musical move-
ment that began with rap and
quickly became a powerful sub-
According to Vibe magazine,
hip-hop originated in the
South Bronx, N.Y. in the mid-
1970s with inner-city black
youth. In the early 1980s, hip-
hop made its way into the
American mainstream. "Rap-
per's Delight" by Sugar Hill
Records set off the whole hip-
Then came Curtis Walker. He
signed with Mercury Records
and sold over 600,000 copies
around the world in November
1979 with Christmas Rappin.
In 1981, hip-hop music made
its way across the nation to
the West Coast, and soon L.A.
became the place to be. Clubs
were filled to the max and
tons of records were sold. Hip-
hop then started to combine
R&B, funk and electronic beats,
which created a sound like no
"Hip-hop is like a whole cul-
ture said Kevin Armstrong,
the voice of the hip-hop show
on WZMB. "It's a different way
of dancing, it's graffitti, it's a
way of living
Hip-hop can be expressed in
two ways: MCing and DJing.
A rapper who performs and
writes the words to their music
is called the master of ceremo-
nies (MC). A DJ creates music
by combining different pieces
of previously recorded material.
All a DJ needs is a turntable and
a record and they can create a
Graffiti is also sometimes
called tagging. Tag is slang
for the alter-ego of the graffiti
artist. It is a form of expression
created nearly 30 years ago by
urban youth who painted on
walls, overpasses and anything
else they could spray paint.
In the 1970s, groups such as
NOGA (Nation of Graffiti Art-
ists) and UGA (United Graffiti
Artists) set up workshops where
children were given the chance
to do artwork and paint. These
workshops caught the public's
attention, gaining financial sup-
Break dancing may seem like
an old school dance, but it
remains popular today. It is
also called breakin' or b-boy-
ing. It is an acrobatic form
of dancing. It is filled with
spins and uses the entire body.
Walker was one of the first
b-boys to work under a major
Many movies of the 1980s
featured this dance; this height-
ened the popularity of break
dancing. For instance, the
movie Wild Style, produced in
1981 by Charlie Ahearn, shows
the b-boy and graffiti scene
that was taking place in South
By the late 1980's, pop cul-
ture and hip-hop music crossed
paths to become more main-
"A lot of it had to do with
MTV starting out Armstrong
said. "It reached a lot of people.
It was kind of rebellious and
youth started to pick up on it
MTV gave publicity not only
to the music, but to the whole
hip-hop culture. Shows like
"Yo, MTV Raps exposed the
latest fashion. In the early
'90s, the all-girl group TLC
made a huge fashion statement
to the American public. Their
baggy jeans, tennis shoes, base-
ball hats worn backwards and
bright colors were anything
but the innocent, sweet girl
According to Vibe, the
look has since undergone
major changes, but the
practicality of tough, com-
fortable street wear has
The designers Cross
Colours and Karl Kani
spread the hip-hop style of
baggy jeans. Today, baggy
pants remain popular for
all sorts of styles. Skaters
wear them. Rappers wear
them. R&B artists wear
Tommy Hilfiger has
established his company as
the number one hip-hop
designer in the United
States. They often use hip-
hop celebrities to model
the Hilfiger line.
According to Vibe, Gang-
sta Rap and Ghetto Fabu-
lous are the most popular
types of hip-hop today.
This music includes per-
formers such as Nelly,
Jay-Z, Snoop Doggy Dogg,
Dr. Dre and Puff Daddy.
The scene is split into
two camps: West Coast-
Tupac Shakur, Eazy-E, Ice
Cube and DJ Quik-and
East Coast-Notorious B.I.G,
Total, 112 and Faith Evans.
"Now it's kind of like pop
music Armstrong said.
"There's the underground
hip-hop and the main-
stream hip-hop A lot of
it's really commercial
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together to record "We Are
the World" for Ethiopian
1986-Studlo 54 closes.
July 1990-Judas Priest
sues for allegedly hiding
subliminal messages in
Cobain, lead singer for
the grunge band Nirvana,
Freedom Concert held
in Washington, D.C.
The grunge scene began
in Seattle, Wash. According
to "Hype a documentary
that covered the rise and
fall of the grunge move-
ment, this cold and rainy
land was filled with teen-
agers looking for ways to
vent their frustration with
the world. They felt caught
between the idealistic world
their parents tried to create
and the materialistic world
of the '80s, so they put
together garage bands and
screamed out their prob-
lems, and somewhere, some
record executive smelled
"When the weather's
crappy, you don't want to
go outside said record
producer and "Godfather of
grunge" Jack Endino. "It's a
very logical thing to want
to go down into your base-
ment and make noise to
take out your frustration
Grunge started out with
a mix between hesher and
punk styles. Heshers mainly
listen to heavy metal
music. They traditionally
wear leather jackets, acid-
washed pants and have the
Punks wear ripped cloth-
ing and leather, and dye
and spike their hair in vari-
The hesher crowd is
thought to be tough, while the
punk crowd tends to work for
social change. The combina-
tion resulted in loud guitars,
dissident chords and angry,
According to "Hype Seattle
was a microcosm of the music
industry, where all bands knew
each other and often shared
venues because all major musi-
cians of the time would not
travel so far north to play. The
rest of the country had no idea
what was in store.
"Nobody was too worried
about success because we were
living in Seattle Endino said.
Then Sub-Pop Records, a
company that started out as a
fanzine with cassette compila-
tions, invited an English jour-
nalist over to hear the sound.
The article that followed stirred
up great interest in Europe,
accompanied by mild success
here in the United States.
"Everything was just buzzing
with activity said Dawn
Anderson, editor of Seattle's
Nirvana hit the scene and
cleaned up the grunge sound,
making it more radio-friendly
while maintaining the angry,
dissident feel that appealed to
the nation's embittered youth.
The band's second release,
"Nevermind went to No. 1 on
the Billboard chart, and their
song "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
became the anthem of Genera-
Producers began to look into
Seattle for other bands with
the same potential, and dis-
covered bands like Alice in
Chains, Hole, Pearl Jam and
Mudhoney. The search then
expanded beyond Washington
state, and bands like Stone
Temple Pilots and Smashing
Pumpkins took advantage of
the musical climate to get
Teens all over the country
wore flannel shirts and long
johns-the Seattle native's daily
clothing. Even expensive
designers tore up jeans and sold
stocking caps to keep up with
the grunge-wear trend.
The grunge craze bled over
into film in the movie Singles,
a Cameron Crowe production
which took place in Seattle and
featured several local bands on
the soundtrack, including Pearl
Jam, whose members made
their acting debut as members
of Matt Dillon's band.
On April 12, 1994, Nirvana
lead singer Kurt Cobain com-
mitted suicide. For many, just
as Nirvana's music had opened
up the Seattle music scene,
Cobain's death and the sub-
sequent breakup of the band
signaled its end. Even though
grunge is still popular today
under the alternative name,
since the late '90s it has faded
into a handful of bands like
Pearl Jam and Mudhoney, that
now experiment with other
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Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder crowd surfs at Moore Theater in Seattle In 1992.
(photo by Lance Mercer, Pearl Jam, placedate)
Vedder hangs from the scaffolding at a 1993 Seattle show packed with
excited grunge fans, (photo by Charles Peterson, Pearl Jam, placedate)
Tuesday. December 5, 2000
Local Band Profile:
Far Too Jones
Far Too Jones is not
exactly your usual local,
unsigned band, struggling
to make its way up the
music industry ladder.
They've played with Seven
Mary Three, Live, Edwin
McCain, Sheryl Crowe and
dozens of other well-known
The band is a modern
ncarnation of solid rock 'n'
�oil complete with memo-
rable hooks, rewed-up gui-
tars and smooth, energetic
vocals. The clean, catchy
sound has attracted dedi-
cated fans who cram as
dose as they can to the
stage and interact with the
band as they perform.
These are happy people,
which suits singer Chris
Spruill just fine.
"1 just want them to have
a good time Spruill said.
"We're not really trying to
make any sweeping social
But that doesn't mean
Far Too Jones songs have
empty lyrics. "Close to You a
song off the new album, Shame
& Her Sister uses wistful vocals
and simple, slow guitar riffs to
complement the words: "1 see
myself as a hand me down, all
Although the band members
have reached that place in the
music industry where they can
support themselves from show
profits, they don't: feel ready to
"There is no 'there Spruill
said. "If you're not moving up
you're moving back
The hardest part of music as
a career choice, he says, is the
uncertainty. But he also says
it's worth the opportunity to
make records and play packed
They used to be signed with
Mammoth Records, but the
7-year-old Chapel Hill band
has recently come back to its
roots and self-produced a new
Because of a management
shake-up at their old label, Far
Too Jones has not produced an
album in two years. Now that
they've produced one on their
own label, the band says they
Bassist Allan Callahan. Guitarist Dave Dicke, and lead vocalist Chris Spruill of Far Too Jones
on stage at their CD release party at the Attic on Nov. 18. Behind them is drummer Scott
McConnell. and on the far end is guitarist Needham Park, (photo by Laura Kowalski)
like it much better.
"When you sign a major
record deal, you're basically
signing away 80 percent of
your assets Spruill said.
With a self-produced record,
the band keeps a larger per-
centage of the profits, which
gives them more freedom to
play smaller, longer shows. And
that makes their fans exceed-
Far Too Jones will play next
on Dec. 30 at Ziggy's by the Sea
in Atlantic Beach, NC and Dec.
31 at House of Blues in Myrtle
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Guitarist Needham Park plays for the fans at the edge of the
stage, (photo by Laura Kowalski)
Studio 54 FROM PAGE 5
Inside the club, Donna
Summer and Sister Sledge
pounded out their best
disco tunes from the stage.
In front of them stretched
a wave of beautiful dancing
bodies, all drugged out on
coke and heroine and any-
thing else they could buy
from the bartender that
served them drink after
The mirror ball spun over
intertwined couples who
just met, using the thump-
ing disco rhythm to pace
their own seductive dance.
All inhibitions were left at
In December 1979, the
IRS raided Studio 54. A
month later, Rubell and
Schrager were sentenced to
three-and-a-half years in
prison for tax evasion.
The party did not end right
away; Studio 54 stayed open
until 1986. But this time
around it was missing most
of the promiscuity and mas-
sive drug use that had made it
such a haven from the outside
world in the 70s. Rubell died
iif 1989 of hepatitis and septic
shock, and Schrager currently
runs a hotel that critics have
dubbed an updated version of
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Swing FROM PAGE 5
have a fresh grasp on American
culture. Many modern swing
bands have achieved recent
success with chart-topping sin-
gles. Bands such as the Brian
Setzer Orchestra, the Squirrel
Nut Zippers and the Cherry
Poppin' Daddies have paved
the way for other swing bands
to cross over to the realm of
Along with the resurgence
of swing music, the swing
dancing movement undoubt-
edly enjoys wide-scale popu-
larity. Examples include GAP
clothing commercials and a
recent Super Bowl halftime
show featuring 100 swing
"The recent craze in swing
dance can be attributed to
Frankie Manning, who has
traveled around the world
teaching workshops of thou-
sands of people Wilkinson
Disco FROM PAGE 5
Disco music as a cultural
trend was not destined to last
as long as its lingering influ-
ences. The disco days were
overshadowed at the turn of
the decade, when the '80s new
wave movement took hold of
American pop music.
The wide-range of techno
and house music played at
shows and clubs today includes
numerous samples and beats
from disco music. Artists like
Cher and Madonna have
recently topped the charts with
their disco-infused singles.
For more information, check out
the Disco Roots' Web site,
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Tuesday. Dprmher 5 pffflft
The 6th Day
What can I say about The
6th Day except it was terribly
confusing? No movie should
ever make audience member-
sthink so much that they
get a headache and walk
away wondering what burn-
ing question the movie
should have answered in the
end. That is how I felt walk-
ing away from the movie
theatre Saturday night along
with many of my fellow audi-
Needless to say, the acting
in the movie was mediocre.
played his usual role with
a heavy accent and recited
lines. The little parts other
actors played helped him
out a little. Some lines were
incredibly corny like the "I'll
be back line" from Termina-
tor. Of course, everyone knows
that line so it achieved its pop-
ularity purpose, but there is a
such thing as too corny.
Essentially, Adam Gibson,
played by Schwarzenegger, is a
pilot who undergoes a test that
all pilots must undergo to prove
that they are capable of per-
forming their jobs. But while
he undergoes this supposedly
innocent test, he is cloned
through a retinal scan and fin-
From this point on, the movie
is captivating but also produces
sheer confusion. You don't real-
ize just how confused you have
been throughout the movie
until the end when you think
"What? I can't believe they
ended the movie that way
The movie does offer some
exciting, but unrealistic, aspects
of what may possibly be in
store for the future. The idea of
REPET, which is an open organi-
zation allowing the cloning of a
family's loved pets in the event
of their death is one example.
Sade "Lovers Rock
The animal must be recently
deceased so its tissues are fresh.
The family members won't be
able to tell the REPET animal
is not their original animal
because it acts and looks the
exact same as the original
animal. Come on, have you
seen Man's Best Friend or any
of those other movies where
engineered dogs go insane? You
know it's bound to happen
Another unbelievable ele-
ment about this movie is the
idea of the extremely advanced
technology the movie entails of
the future. Yes, every new day
brings new technology, but not
to this extent. For example, Sim
Pals, which are dolls that act
like real people, appear in the
Gibson's daughter is given
one of the doll. But the doll
is so eerie that she has the abil-
ity to give moviegoers goose-
bumps whenever she appears
on screen. If my parents gave
me a doll looking like a Sim
Sade Adu is a born seduc-
tress. This Nigerian-born,
English-bred priestess burns
her way through your heart,
your soul and your sexuality
with her sweet existential
The woman has got it goin'
on in her new album release,
For eight long years this
soft musical goddess has pun-
ished her dedicated, loyal fol-
lowers with her self-imposed
reprieve from recording. Now
the woman is back to impress,
and all is forgiven, your High-
"You think I'd leave your side
baby You know me better
than that You think I'd leave
you down when you're down
on your knees 1 wouldn't do
that she sings in "By Your
Side her new single.
The title track is every bit as
exciting. The soft, sweet reggae
beat and the soul-jazz melody
sets the mood and provides the
album with a steady sound.
With the sounds of soft wailing
guitars, Sade delivers every
single word with the "promise"
of a serious "diamond girl
The best song on Lovers
Rock is the raggae-tinged, "Slave
Song Sade courageously and
thoughtfully addresses a pain-
ful legacy: "I see them gathered
on the shore 1 turned to
look once more And he who
knows me not Takes me to the
belly of darkness
Pal when I was a child or even
now, I would be so scared I
wouldn't know what to do. The
Sim Pal doll has facial muscles,
turns her head, moves her eyes
and responds accordingly when
she is addressed. She also feels
pain just like normal people.
In truth, she reminds me of
Chucky from Child's Play You
remember the little crazy, red-
haired doll that spooked you
out when he came to life.
However, she, just like Chucky,
provides various instances of
comic relief throughout the
movie which may be one
reason to see the movie in
Despite all that, the idea
behind the entire movie is
unrealistic. Human cloning?
Come on Can you imagine
Arnie gets cloned in "The
6th Day (file photo)
there being two or three of
you running around taking
advantage of your family and
your life? I don't think so.
Plus if you found out that
you were the actual clone and
not the other person, would
you so readily give up your
The overall point of this
flick is to teach people not
to entertain the thought of
having something or some-
one you love cloned. Cloning
is not the answer. If it were,
we'd totally be disrupting the
life and death cycle. Not
to mention, there would be
total confusion and chaos as
Adam Gibson and his clone
found out in The 6th Day.
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Sade said in a recent VH1
interview that "love is not
only a long standing passion
but for me, love is myste-
rious, it's like death, it's like
birth. It's only love that gets
you through ' '
Love, loyalty and fidelity are
R6B crooner Sade is back
after taking an eight-year
hiatus with "Lovers Rock
most often the passionate
theme for the music of this
And that's what Lovers Rock
is all about.
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Do you remember how much
fun it was to make little pres-
ents for your mom at summer
camp? You'd make some kind
of weird ornament out of twigs
and safety pins or something,
and she'd say, "Oh, it's so beau-
tiful and hang it right at the
very least visible part of the
tree. Or, if she's like my mom,
she still hangs it right where
visitors couldn't fail to spot the
hideous thing as soon as they
walk in the door.
The point is, every mother
loves it when their kids make
So, last week a friend and I
went to Fired Works Cafe on
Smythewyck Drive. It's not a
real cafe-I mean, they do have
coffee, but it's just a pot in
the corner beside a handful
of cookies. Most of the space
is dedicated to housing the
shelves of pottery you get to
Fired Works buys different
types of pots that you can
paint. They put your painted
work in the big furnace and
they come out looking all shiny
and professional. They have
baking dishes, coffee mugs,
knickknacks and all kinds of .
other good stuff.
Naturally, with Christmas
coming soon, I thought of my
grandmother. She has like, 10
cats and she loves cute little
things I make, so I decided to
paint her a little milk bowl that
looked like a cat was holding it.
Since I can't color inside the
lines, this was a wise choice
for a project because it basically
consisted of painting the out-
side of the bowl lavender and
the inside blue. I also added
some gray for the little fella's
paws, even though my friend
kept reminding me that cat
paws are pink. 1 reminded her
Gray or blue? This was the most important decision I made all night,
so I had to ponder carefully. I went with the blue, but gave the
kitty cat gray paws to make the gray paint feel better, (photo by
that since my cat was lavender
and blue to begin with, I
did not think my grandmother
would harp too much on the
inaccuracy of a cat with gray
It was $9 to sit at a table and
paint, but supplies are provided
and you can paint for as long
as you like. You pay for the
piece itself as a separate item.
My cat bowl cost $13.50-a
total of $22.50 for my grand-
mother's Christmas present-
and with the added personal
touch that she will think is so
But it wasn't just present
potential that made Fired
Works so interesting. The place
was packed when we went,
even though the staff kept tell-
ing us it is never like that, so
we got to sit at a table with
two really cool girls we'd
never met before. We ended
up spending an hour there,
just painting our pottery
and talking about random
things. It was relaxing even
though the shop was busy.
Since I am graduating in
December, I am leaving you
all now. This is my last sug-
gestion for something to do
on your sober nights, so it
fits that it should be some-
thing so creative. Thanks for
reading my rambling obser-
vations, everybody. Think of
me when you're not drink-
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The ECU Student Media says
to all Fall 2000 graduates.
SARA JEAN BELSKIE
to you! We love you
ana we're so very
proud of you!
Mom and Dad
Michael ana Mark
Graduating in 3 12
years and already
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We're so very, very
proud of you, Sara.
Mom, Dad, Nana &
MEGAN HINT AYERS
The long journey from
there to here has been
incredible. Know how
extremely proud I am
of you and how much
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ANDREW RAWLINSON SOUTHWARD
All 9 want to do is
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With all our love,
Mom and Dad
ELIZARETH CATHERINE MAYEWSKI
We are so very proud
of you. Congratulations
on your graduation. This
is just the beginning
of many more achieve-
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Mom and Dad
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you! We really admire
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JENNIFER CARROW DOUGLAS
All your hard work
has finally paid off.
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We knew you could do it! We
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GOD BLESS YOU!
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You made it!
We love you.
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Gavin & Jessica
Looks like it's time to
put on a tie again. We
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If s been a long road,
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We love you and are
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Dad, Mom, & Ashley
Dennis, finally made it!
To a very special young
man. We are so proud
We love you.
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I We are so proud of you
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We love you!
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ELISSA MARJORIE DAVIES
You are a BLESSING
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proud of you and
believe in your future
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We are so
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Look who's graduating
Always a shining star!
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DENISE CHRISTINE EVANS
The day has finally
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very much and are so
proud of you.
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W:Congratulations Tasha.M! We're very proud of you. We're blessed to have you in our lives. Love, Mom, Dad, T.J Grandma & all the family
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We love you so
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From Kindergarten in
Honolulu - to college in
Greenville - coast to coast!
luck in your job at GMAC.
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Your hard work and
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Redskins' Turner fired
What do you get
when you combine a
$100 million payroll
and 7-6 record? Fired.
Norv Turner was
fired Monday by Red-
skins owner Daniel
Snyder. Snyder got rid
of the six-year head
coach following a 9-7
loss Sunday to the New York Giants.
After purchasing the team, Snyder
tried to be a contender, piecing together
a roster of veterans and rookies that
totaled over $100 million in contracts
and bonuses. As the team struggled early
and now is 7-6 on the brink of playoff
elimination, Turner was let go. The Red-
skins have lost four out of their last five
Turner, a former Dallas assistant, will
be replaced by assistant Terry Robiskie for
the remainder of the season.
In his six years on the sidelines in
Washington, Turner went 49-59-1.
No. 2 Miami
left out of title game
From its inception, the Bowl Champi-
onship Series (BCS) was the system by
which the national champion of college
football would be determined on the
field. For the first time, the system has
Sunday, the pairings were announced
and No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 3 Florida
State will square off for the National
Championship in the FedEx Orange
Bowl. Meanwhile, No. 2 Miami will play
in the Nokia Sugar Bowl facing Florida.
The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl will feature
Notre Dame and Oregon State, while the
Rose Bowl will have Purdue and Washing-
finishes year No. 1
Coming into this
week's Master's Cup,
Brazil's Gustavo Kue-
rten had to overcome a
75 point lead by Marat
Safin to take finish
the year ranked No.
1. All he did this week-
end was beat Pete
Sampras and sweep
Andre Agassi to do so.
The 24-year old earned $1.4 million
for his win, his seventh of the year.
Kuerten also captured the French
Open this Spring.
UNC wins title, again
think the Yan-
kees are bad.
NCAA title Sunday, defeating UCLA 2-1
thanks to a late rally. Down 1-0, the Tar-
heels came back to win thanks to an own
goal by a UCLA defender in the 83rd
The comeback was the Tarheels
second in three days. Carolina had to
come back to beat Notre Dame In the
The NCAA has had a women's soccer
championship for 19 years. North Caro-
lina has won the title all but three times.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER f�, 2000
ECU readies for bowl
Pirates will face
Texas Tech in Astrodome
last season, when ECU took on Texas Christian in
the Mobile Alabama Bowl, the Pirates got a taste of how
football is played in Texas. This year, the Pirates will
kick up the Texas flavor when they travel to Houston
to play in the Galleryfurniture.com Bowl.
"East Carolina brings a rich football tradition and
tremendous fan base that has historically traveled well
with the team over the past several years said Bowl
Series Inc. President and CEO Jerry Ippoliti. "Their
institution brings instant credibility, evidenced by
playing in three previous bowl games and finishing
1999 in the top 25
"We look forward to going to this bowl game said
ECU Head Coach Steve Logan. "I am sure we will show
up in full force. We have an exciting team which the
fans will enjoy watching
The game will be the inaugural Galleryfurniture.com
Bowl and the first for the city of Houston since the
Bluebonnet Bowl folded over a decade ago.
ECU will face Texas Tech, the seventh choice from
the Big 12. The Red Raiders finished fifth in the Big 12
South with a 3-5 conference record. Led by first-year
Head Coach Mike Leach, the Raiders feature a balanced
attack led by Sophomore quarterback Kliff Kingsbury
who threw for 3,418 yards and 21 touchdowns this
"It is great to play a bowl game in our home state
Leach said. "We have a tremendous following of loyal
and faithful fans and an alumni base of 30,000 or more
in the Houston area to draw from. We are truly excited
about this opportunity
The bowl will pay the teams $750,000 a piece.
The Pirates finished their regular season with a win
over conference rival Southern Miss over Thanksgiving.
The win put the Pirates at 7-4 heading into the bowl
The bowl serves to give the Pirates seniors one
"It was a definite positive for me, knowing that
my career will be extended for one more game said
senior center Sherwin Lacewell.
While in Houston, the team will be treated to a
Houston Rockets game as well as a trip to a rodeo.
"It should be something new for me at the Rodeo
Lacewell said. "I've never been to one
The bowl Is the Pirates' second in two years. The
team lost to TCU 28-14 in last year's Mobile Alabama
"We played in a bowl last year and we came away
with a loss lacewell said. "Going into the game last
year we didn't really have that many players that
have been to a bowl game. Not many of the players
understood what it took to win a bowl game
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ECU women win tournament
Pirates top Hofstra in
U.S. Cellular Classic
ECU'S Tali Robich (center) was named the Tournament MVP (photo
by John Stowe)
The ECU women's basketball
team added to their win column
with the US Cellular Classic this
weekend at Minges Coliseum.
The Pirates defeated Hofstra in
the championship game of the
Tournament on Sunday, and
placing three players from ECU
on the All-Tournament team.
In the first half both teams
played solid basketball, and the
score see-sawed as neither team
developed a strong first half run.
ECU tied the game 28-28 on
a lay up by redshirt freshman
forward Angela Sye, who scored
10 points, and had 15 rebounds
in the match up. Hofstra guard
Jessica Olszewski answered with
2 seconds left in the half, giving
her team a 30-28 lead at half-
told the girls we
might not get another
tournament, so I chal-
lenged them to play as if
this was the last game
Head Coach, Women's Basketball
"1 told our team we can't let
the other players who step up
win this ball game. I told the
girls we might not get another
tournament, so I challenged
them to play as if this was the
last game said Head Coach
ECU controlled the second
half with a strong defensive
effort that led to 14 turnovers
and productive offensive play.
ECU forward 'Camilla Murray
scored 14 of her 16 points in
the second half, and gave the
Pirates a huge offensive boost.
"Tamilla had a great game.
She didn't play much in the
first half because she got into
a little foul trouble. She looked
a little sleepy-eyed, so I asked
her if she was tired and told her
she needed to wake up, and she
really did Stokes said.
ECU doubled the point total
of Hofstra in the second half,
and walked away with the 71-50
win. The win gave ECU the
championship, and resulted in
a trio of players being placed
on the US Cellular Classic All-
Angela Sye, Tamilla Murray
and guard Christal Avery were
all recognized on the team for
their efforts, and forward Tali
Robich was named most valu-
able player of the tournament.
Robich scored 11 points in
the championship match on
Sunday, and her 33 points and
19 rebounds throughout the
weekend were a strong part of
See B-BALL pg 2
strong finish at
Pirates set records
in win over Duke
Men's basketball tops
Belmont, loses to Radford
Team hit cen-
tury mark in win
ECU set a record top-10 finish for both the men's
and women's swim teams at the Nike Cup hosted by
UNC-Chapel Hill on Nov. 16-18.
ECU was eighth overall on the men's side with
a total of 123 points. Host No. 23 UNC won the
team tournament with 1,113 total points, Pittsburgh
was second with 842 points and Louisiana State was
finished third with 609 total points.
"I think our freshmen stepped up very well
said assistant coach Chris Feaster. "We have a lot of
experience but for the freshmen to perform like that
was really awesome
One highlight for the freshmen was the 400 free
relay team of Matt Walker, Pat Nichols, Daniel Walters
and Will Powell. They set a record for ECU freshmen
and recorded ECU's highest finish in the school's
history with a time of 3:06.96. In the 200 backstroke,
Matt Wildreck finished 14th in J:53.55 and Chris
Johnson was 17th in 1:54.94. Finishing up the Pirates'
night session, Will Hudgins was 15th in the 1650
freestyle in a time of 16:12.24.
"The first 50 yards in the butterfly killed me
Hudgins said. "There were fast people on all the teams
and I just didn't stay with the other swimmers. However,
I do think the mile freestyle was my highlight.
"I think next time I need to be a little more focused
on the race itself and the mentality that I can win the
race Hudgins said. "Also, a little more work on my
backstroke and butterfly mechanics would help
On the women's side, Samantha Perry placed sixth
See SWIMMING pg 6
The men's basket-
ball team rallied past
night, by hitting a
new school record 15
3-pointers in the game.
The Pirates defeated
the Bruins 100-88, the
most points scored by
the team in almost 8
The two teams com-
bined to hit 31 out of
71 from the 3-point
line. The Pirates hit
15 of 33 for the game,
and the Bruins hit 16
"1 was very sur-
prised with the score
said Belmont coach
Rick Byrd. "But when
both teams shoot the
three as well as we did,
there are going to be
a lot of points being
The Pirates came
out strong scoring the
first ten points of the
game. Junior guard
Brandon Hawkins had
the hot hand early hit-
ting two 3-pointers. The
team had an early 16-5
lead before the Bruins
got within three points at
Later on in the half,
the two teams went on a
3-point barrage hitting six
straight 3-point baskets.
The biggest on coming
from Belmont junior Wes
Burtner which gave the
Bruins a 55-52 lead. The
Bruins would take a 57-55
lead into halftime.
Pirate junior forward
Kenyatta Brown started
out the second half with
a 3-pointer to give the
Pirates a quick 58-57 lead.
Belmont would respond
with a 15-5 run to lead
72-63. Coach Bill Herrion
would then call an impor-
tant timeout, and decided
to increase the pressure
on the Bruins.
"We got down by nine
in the second half Her-
rion said. "The kids did
not let that effect them
The Pirates went on a
9-0 run to tie the game.
Belmont seemed rattled
and never got back on
track. The most exciting
moment of the game came
when freshman forward
Erroyl Bing hit two free
throws for the team to hit
the 100-point mark send-
ing excitement through
"I was nervous Bing
said. "Brandon was telling
me these were the two
biggest shots of my life
The Pirates were led
by Hawkins who scored
a career-high 26 points
which included 6 of 10
from 3-point land.
"I felt good shooting
the ball tonight Hawkins
said. "My teammates were
looking for me and I was
able to get some good
After their big win
Wednesday night, the
Pirates traveled to Radford
University to take on the
Highlanders. The High-
landers used a 10-2 run
late in the game to pull
away and defeat the Pirates
63-56. The Pirates shot
just 30.6 percent for the
game, and hit on just 3 of
17 from 3-point range.
"They were able to get
the ball inside and expose
our lack of size Herrion
said. "Defense was not a
problem. We played good
enough defense to put
ourselves in a position to
win the game
Bing carried the Pirates
for most of the game. He
scored a career-high 22
points and grabbed 14
rebounds to lead the
"One positive thing
was Erroyl Bing Her-
rion said. "He is start-
ing to do some of the
thing we expect seniors
to do on the floor. He
is not playing like it's
his sixth game of his
Other notables for
the Pirates were fresh-
man center Gabriel
Mikulas, who scored 13
points, and sophomore
scored 11. Hawkins
who scored 26 points
Wednesday night was
held scoreless for the
The Pirates will
next be in action on
Wednesday Dec. 6 as
they open up confer-
ence play on the road
against James Madison
The Pirates return
home following the
trip.to take on Appala-
chain State on Decem-
ber 16 in Williams
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Tuesday, December 5, 2000
2000 Pirate football season in review
ECU finished docket 7-4,
headed for second straight bowl
ECU 38 Duke 0
The Pirates opened their 2000 campaign with a
statement from the defense. Three plays into the
season, ECU cornerback Kelly Hardy picked of a
Spencer Roinine pass and returned it 26 yards for the
game's opening score.
The rest of the game went much the same way as
the Pirates bolted to a 38-0 win.
The defense backed up their early fireworks with
steady play, holding the Blue Devils to just 140 yards
of total offense.
The opener was just as promising for the offense as
well. Junior quarterback David Garrard closed the day
with 264 yards on 22 of 29 passing. Garrard hooked
up with senior receiver Keith Stokes who had a career-
high 124 yards. The Pirates also had success on the
ground racking up 164 rushing yards.
As the final minutes of the game ticked away, the
soaked ECU partisan crowd began chanting "We want
Tech referring to the much-anticipated Thursday
night matchup with Virginia Tech that was then just
five days away.
Virginia Tech 45 ECU 28
When the 2000 football schedule was released, fans
Cliqled the Sept. 7 match up with Virginia Tech as the
biggest game. Energy was building in the days leading
up to the nationally televised game.
When Garrard connected with Keith Stokes on
a bomb that gave the Pirates an apparent first-and-
goal from the Virginia Tech 5-yard line, the energy
However a penalty nullified the gain, and it didn't
get any better after that.
Virginia backed up Its reputation for delivering big
plays on special teams as two bad snaps and an 87-yard
punt return led to 17 Virginia Tech points.
While the Hokies bolted out to a 31-0 halfttme
lead and scored 45 points by the end of the game, the
Pirate defense actually did well.
The unit held the much-heralded Tech quarterback
Michael Vick to just 106 yards passing and 13
yards rushing. One of the few lapses was a 56-yard
touchdown run by the Hokies' Lee Suggs.
Tulane 17 ECU 37
A year ago, when ECU and Tulane met after ECU's
first loss, the Pirates took out their frustrations on the
Green Wave to the tune of a 52-7 rout. This time, the
Pirates would face more of a challenge.
A quick Tulane team and a surprisingly effective
rushing attack held the Pirates at bay for the first
two quarters, however in the final two periods, the
Pirates outscored the Green Wave 24-3 en route to
a 37-17 victory.
The first half saw Tulane rack up 169 yards of
offense on the ground. Tailback Mwelde Moore ended
the half with 115 yards.
The Green Wave led at the half 14-13.
The Pirates did just that as the team got two
touchdowns off of the option and one from a 41-yard
touchdown pass to split end Arnie Powell.
The defense managed to shut down the Tulane
offense in the second half holding them to just a
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"I was really happy we could
win this tournament and have
three kids on the All-Tournament
team Stokes said. "I felt Kobich
really deserved being named MVP.
I think this gives our kids a lot
of confidence, but not too much
because we have to play a good
team in Campbell next week
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For the week leading up to the Pirates game with Syracuse, the ECU
practice field had some extra decoration. Over a dozen pumpkins adorned
the entrance to the facility arranged to read "56-0 The pumpkins were
a reminder of the 56-0 loss that the Orangemen dealt the Pirates back in
1997. The team got the message.
Once again the Pirates relied on a strong second half performance
by the defense.
In the first half, the Orangemen went 8-for-ll passing for 117
yards. In the second half the Pirate defense held them to 62 yards on
4-for-l 1 passing.
Meanwhile, the Orangemen found success on the ground with tailback
James Mungro rushing for 107 yards and teammate Dee Brown running
for 79. On the day the Orangemen ran for 273 yards.
While Syracuse was able to move ball on the ground, the Pirates were
equally as successful in the air. Garrard hooked up with Harris on two
long touchdown passes, 46 and 65 yards.
ECU 10 Memphis 17
ECU went to Memphis with hopes of returning in December in the
Liberty Bowl. A 17-10 loss to the Tigers dashed the Pirates hopes.
Memphis, starting a third-string quarterback, Scott Scherer, got some
early help from two Pirate turnovers. By the end of the first quarter, the
Tigers had a 17-0 lead, and the Pirates never responded.
Scherer, son of Memphis Head Coach Rip Scherer, went 18-25 on
the day for 175 yards. Sherer completed his first six passes and rushed
for a touchdown.
The Pirate defense held the Tigers scoreless for the remaining three
quarters, but thanks to the Tigers' early outburst it was in a losing
Army 21-ECU 42
Army's visit to Greenville pitted Head Coach Steve Logan versus friend
and former assistant Todd Berry. Thanks to a second half explosion, the
Pirates crushed the Cadets 42-21. So much for hospitality.
The game marked the emergence of Leonard Henry as the Pirates'
featured back. The junior, who vowed not to talk to the media in order
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to focus on football, proved his concentration was well placed as he
rushed for 135 yards and scored three touchdowns, the final coming on
a 77-yard run late In the fourth quarter.
The two teams battled to a 21-21 through the first three quarters.
However, the Pirates took Logan's philosophy of winning games late to
heart, outscoring the Knights 21-0 in the fourth quarter.
ECU 28- Louisville 25
En route to their first Conference USA title, Louisville faltered just
once in conference play. It was the Pirates 28-25 Thursday night win
ECU led 21-10 at the end of the first half. Louisville's vaunted
offense outscored the Pirates 157 in the final two quarters but it wasn't
Louisville's passing attack did gain 252 yards. However, the Pirate
defense stiffened in the second half, securing the victory.
The game marked the halfway point of a six-week span of C-USA
opponents that was at the heart of the Pirates' schedule.
With the win, the Pirates Liberty Bowl hopes were revived following
the Memphis loss.
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Before his team's game with UAB, Logan questioned whether or not
his team was ready for the pressure of a right championship chase,
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If the loss to Memphis hurt the Pirates hopes for a C-USA crown, the
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253 yards in the air, the Pirate offense failed to convert and turn the
yardage into scores.
The loss knocked the Pirates out of contention for the Liberty Bowl
and forced the Pirates to have to wait at least one more year for their
first conference title.
Houston 20 ECU 62
After failing to put enough points on the board to beat UAB two
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FOOTBALL from page 4
ECU cruised past hapless Houston 62-20. The 42-point margin of
victory erased any doubts about the effectiveness of the Pirate offense.
The Pirates 62-points came after a sluggish start for both teamsi After ,
five punts and a blocked field goal, the Pirates called upon the energetic
Stokes to get things started. He obliged, breaking off a wild 59-yard
punt return for a touchdown.
Soon after the return, Canard hit Harris for a 69-yard touchdown
pass. Garrard, split end Terrance Copper, Henry, and tight end Rashon
Burns all found the end zone for the Pirates as ECU secured a winning
season with its sixth win.
ECU 24 West Virginia 42
Morgantown, W. Va.
ECU traveled to Morgantown, W.Va to face West Virginia and a
mountain of emotion. The game marked the final home game for long-
time West Virginia coach Don Nehlen. The Mountaineers made sure he
went out a winner, topping ECU 42-24.
West Virginia got 395 yards of total offense as well as a defensive
touchdown to secure the win.
ECU ran for 327 rushing yards in their win over the mountaineers
in 1999. In the Mountaineers' win, the Pirates only gained one yard
on the ground.
Garrard had 280 yards on 25-41 passing.
His 45-yard pass to Harris cut the West Virginia lead to 29-17 . Later
Powell threw a touchdown pass to Aaron Harris to cut the Mountaineer
lead to 32-24. That would be as close as the Pirates got.
ECU 14 Southern Miss 9
On a dreary Friday after Thanksgiving in Hattiesburg, in front of a
sparse soaked crowd, the Pirates did something they had never done
since joining C-USA, beat Southern Miss.
in a sloppy 14-9 slugfest, the Pirates secured a share of second-place
in the conference and the got a measure of revenge on their conference
ECU strung together a 7-play, 62-yard drive in the first half that
ended with a touchdown pass from Garrard to tight end Corey Floyd
that put the Pirates up 7-0.
The Pirates led 14-0 after a pass but Southern Miss' Jeff Kelly was
picked off by linebacker Greg LeFever, who fumbled. Kelly Hardy picked
up the ball and ran it in for the score.
After a Kelly touchdown run and a field goal cut the Pirate lead to five
late in the fourth quarter, Southern Miss' Chad Williams returned a punt
53 yards to give the Fagles a chance to take the lead. The defense held and
the Pirates secured their seventh win of the season.
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SWIMMING from page 1
in the 200 breast stroke in 2:19.81
and led the team for the second
time this year. Her time in that
event was the second fastest in ECU
history. ECU as a team scored 124
points to come in eighth.
"Sam was two seconds faster at
that event than last year's when
she was shaved and rested Feaster
said. "We were very excited about
Following Perry, Dana Fuller
placed 12th in the 1650 freestyle
with a time of 17:24.15 and Tracy
Ormond placed loth in 17:29.34.
In the 100 freestyle, Courtney
Foster came in 10th with a time of
53.27 and Abby Stallworth placed
15th with a time of 2:07.46 in the
"We swain very well that night
Feaster said. "There wasn't just one
highlight. It was a combination
of the whole team including Sam,
Amy (Hendrick) and Matt
"1 felt my 100 back was the best
for me. 1 was .02 of a second faster
than last year's 100 back Hendrick
said. "Right now, I'm in better
shape than I was last year at this
event and it helped a lot
"I think our performance as
a team was the best, though
Hendrick said. "Our relays were
awesome and we did very well
overall. The fact that we came in
eighth was even better. 1 believe
that continuing our conditioning
and training, especially on dry land,
would help us get even higher in
"Even though our swimmers
weren't well rested, we still had a
lot of swimmers in the nighttime
events Feaster said. "That shows
a lot about our depth and hard
This weekend, the Pirates
hosted Dukeat the Minges Aquatic
The men improved to 6-1 with
their 134-108 win over the Blue
Devils while the women fellDue
133-110. The loss drops the women
to 4-3 overall. Themen's win was
the first win by an ECU team over
Duke since 1998.
The Pirates were paced by fresh-
man Matt Walker who won the 100,
200 and 500 freestyle events.
Walker is currently ranked 14th
in the country in the 200 freestyle
and 21st in the 500 freestyle.
He haas won 15 consecutive
events in dual meets.
The Pirates also got a strong
showing from senior Claes l.ind-
gren, who finished first in the 200
Senoir Will Hudginswon the
1000 frestyle in a time of 9:40.97.
Meanwhile freshman Matt Wildreck
won the 2(K) backstroke in a time
The women were led by junior
Amy Hendrick. Hendrick set a new
pool record for the 100 backstroke.
She set the record during the
opening leg of the 400 meter
Hendrick swam the lap In 57.00
seconds, breaking the old record
Not to be outdone, junior Alli-
son Terrill also put her name in the
ECU recordbooks notching a school
record in the 2000 meter Individual
Medley. Terrill swam a 2:07.30, the
fastest in ECU history.
Teammate, sophomore Abby
Stallworth als o posted a win in the
200 free with a time of 1:56.51.
"Duke's men's and women's
teams were shaved and ready to
swim against us Kobe said. "That
is a great compliment to any team
to have an opponent rest and shave
to swim against you. Overall, I was
very happy with the men's and
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FOUR STARS says Sigma Pi for Jeff Bat-
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THE SISTERS of Delta Zeta would like to
thank last years executive board and offic-
ers for all of their board work. We would
also like to welcome this years executive
board: President: Kathleen Wickersty.
VP of Membership: Katie Winkle. VP of
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and Panhellenic Delegate Michelle Faison.
Congratulations to all officers as well!
ELIZABETH AND Rory, have a great time
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Love your Delta Zeta sisters
SIGMA SIGMA Sigma hopes everyone had
a wonderful Thanksgiving Break.
ALPHA DELTA Pi would like to congratu-
late Monica Palumbo- Miss North Caro-
lina! Good luck at Miss USA! Love your
ZETA. THE Twisted social was a blast
last Thursday night! We enjoyed our time
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Alpha Delta Pi.
CONGRATULATIONS TO the newly initiated
sisters of Sigma Sigma Sigma Amy Allen.
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Anna Bieneck. Olivia Brown, Lauren Bow-
ers. Heather Davis. Alison Deidrick. Caroline
Ennis, Meg Fox. Abbie Lassiter. Aimee
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Tara Patterson. Maureen Dowers, Andres
Schilling, Kristen Souza. Jennifer Tripp,
Denise Wieringa. We love you!
SIGMA SIGMA Sigma wishes everyone
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wish everyone good luck on examsl Have
a safe and happy holiday also!
KAPPA DELTA congratulates its graduat-
ing sisters, Lexi Hasapis and Linda Wong.
We will miss you both!
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Butler, Katie Costello, Meagan Cox. Lindsay
Davis. Carmel Deavewr. Jill Fraley. Melissa
Hardy. Rikki Hood. Shelley Hoyle. Missy
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THE SISTERS of Delta Zeta would like to
thank the brothers of Theta Chi for such a
greet time last Thursday. We had a blast.
We have to get together soon.
GOOD JOB Sigma on your win over Alpha
Phi in soccer. Love, the sisters of Sigma
TO THE world's best chapter, to the worlds
best little sister. I love you and my cup
runneth over. Jessica Smith. 2000-2001
Delta Zeta President.
ROB SMITH, we would like to thank you
for your years of service to the fraternity,
and congratulate you on your December
graduation. Your brothers of Phi Kappa Psi.
SIGMA NU. thank you for the great social
at Sharky's last Thursday The sisters of
CONGRATULATIONS TO Jamie. Amanda,
Randi, and Sara! We'll wish you all good
luck in the future. Know that you are a
huge part of this chapter and your spirit
and influence will continue Love always
your Delta Zeta sisters.
CONGRATULATIONS MONICA Palumbo
of Alpha Delta Pi on winning Miss North
Carolina USA Love, the sisters ol Sigma
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for 2 12 month season! Sign up deadline
is December 6 and the draft will be held
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