The East Carolinian, January 11, 2005






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THE EAST CAROLINIAN
Volume 80 Number 40
TUESDAY
January 11. 2005
ECU honors graduates in
commencement ceremony
Nursing graduates sprayed silly string during the ceremony in celebration of their commencement Dec. 11
Nearly 2,500 students
departed from ECU in fall
MICHAEL HARRINGTON
STAFF WRITER
Students gathered as they were recog-
nized at the fall commencement ceremony
in Minges Coliseum Dec. 11 where they
received their diplomas and advice from
the speakers at the ceremony.
Chancellor Steven C. Ballard spoke at
length of the difficulties and challenges
ahead of the graduates and urged them to
use the wisdom and experience they gained
at ECU to help them meet those challenges.
"Your beginning phase is over and now
you are ready for the advanced course
said Ballard.
The chancellor also offered guidance
on the nature of today's world and what
graduates should expect.
"Our world is certainly competitive
certainly complex Ballard said.
President of the senior class, Erica L.
Felthaus reflected on the process of matu-
ration the graduating students have gone
through since they enrolled at ECU.
"We have not earned just a piece
of paper with our name on it, we have
grown said Felthaus.
"Now we get to spread our knowledge
Felthaus said the graduates should never
forget the time they have spent at ECU.
"Our job has not ended, we are now
alumni Felthaus said.
Former U.S. and state senator Robert
B. Morgan was honored at the ceremony
by receiving the Thomas Jordan Jarvis
Medal, ECU'S most prestigious award that
recognizes extraordinary service to the
university or society.
Morgan, an ECU graduate served on
the board of trustees and worked to receive
university status for ECU and was a key
figure in establishing the school of medi-
cine and the school of nursing.
Catherine Rigsby, chair of the faculty
at ECU, said contrary to what many of
the graduates might believe, what they do
within the next three years is important.
Rigsby used the example of the politi-
cal situation currently unfolding in the
Ukraine, where a number of recent gradu-
ates pushed for peaceful resolution of the
election process and made a difference.
After the speakers and award presenta-
tion came the conferring of degrees begin-
ning with those receiving doctorates. These
students came forth to be recognized.
Each department was then recognized
individually and asked to stand in acknowl-
edgment of their newly received diplomas.
Graduates from the school of nursing
were the most boisterous and responded by
spraying silly sting and knocking around a
beach ball when they were acknowledged.
William Amos, a graduate from the
school of technology and computer sci-
ence, used one word to describe graduating
- "awesome
Ronnie Botros, a graduate from the
political science department, echoed a
similar sentiment.
"It feels great, it's all over said Botros.
Kathy Cauley was on hand to watch
her daughter graduate and said she could
not be more proud.
"She's worked very, very hard
said Cauley.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
ECU officials gather during the ribbon cutting ceremony in
celebration of the reopening of the Flanagan building.
Ceremony marks
reopening of Flanagan
Building open for faculty, student use
MICHAEL HARRINGTON
SENIOR WRITER
A ribbon cutting ceremony took place on the morning of Jan. 6,
marking the official reopening of the renovated Flanagan building,
just in time for the start of the spring semester.
Several dozen people including students, staff and professors
attended the ceremony. Legislators from the state and local area also
attended the event.
Chancellor Steve Ballard performed a speech preceding the cer-
emonial ribbon cutting, after which onlookers were invited to tour
the building and help themselves to refreshments in the foyer.
Ballard said the renovation of the Flanagan building, the sixth
renovation in the building's history, was just another step toward
expanding the university and helping it grow.
"I'm just happy to be a part of it said Ballard.
The total cost of the project was close to $14 million and was
financed through revenue from the 2000 North Carolina bond project.
"We are very appreciative of the bond project Ballard said.
The Flanagan building was named after Edward Gaskill Flanagan,
a local man who owned a successful buggy business and actively
encouraged the progression of ECU back when it was known as East
Carolina Teacher's College.
The building will provide office space, classrooms and laboratories
to a variety of departments.
Tim Pulsifer, lecturer in the department of anthropology, said
the renovations will help make teaching much easier through new
implementations such as dual overhead projectors and PowerPoint
in the classrooms.
"It's going to make a huge difference said Pulsifer.
Frank Crawley, professor in the department of math and science,
said the new renovations have made Flanagan a first class facility.
"When I started in this building it was quite old, outdated said
Crawley.
"The windows used to leak cold air in the winter, hot air in the
summer, the classrooms were antiquated it was long overdue
This writer can be contacted at news@theeastcarolinian.com.
SpeechEasy donates $10,000
to ECU'S LT Walker Center
Glen Gilbert, dean of the college of health and human performance
and acting executive director for the L.T. Walker International
Human Performance Center, received a $10,000 donation check
from Darwin Richards. Richards came to represent the Janus
Development Group, a partner with Micro-DSP Technology of
Chengdu, China in SpeechEasy International.
ECU Board of Trustees holds second meeting
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Trustees endorse
student fees,
tuition increases
NICK HENNE
NEWS EDITOR
The ECU Board of Trustees
passed the proposed tuition
increase of $300 and the student
fee increase of173 to be enacted
for the 2005 - 2006 academic year.
David Redwine, member of the
ECU Board of Trustees, expressed
some concern about the con-
tinual year-to-year increase and
how it would Impact students.
"An increase in fees and an
increase in tuition is at some
point going to be problematic
said Redwine.
He said he feels ECU would
still be a good deal even with
the increase, but with the shape
of the economy and the fact that
there are students who have to
work two or three jobs in order
to meet their financial needs,
some students may find it hard
to make ends meet.
"It's tough for students to
make this up Redwine said.
"I hope in the future we will
not continue to keep doing this
Chancellor Ballard said he
understood Redwine's point and
said there is nothing automatic
about campus based tuition
increasing year by year.
"We reassess this every year,
we understand that there is a real
tension between increasing daily
costs of education and competi-
tiveness of education around the
Brody School of
Medicine excels
see TUITION page A2 The ECU Board of Trustees met to discuss several concerns.
NICK HENNE
NEWS EDITOR
The Brody School of Medi-
cine, faced with a $6.5 million
dollar budget deficit at the begin-
ning of this year, is continuing to
thrive in student success while
working to compensate for these
financial difficulties.
Cynda Johnson, dean of the
Brody School of Medicine, said
the school has been successful
in increasing work in seeing
patients as they have seen nearly
85,000 patient visits this year
- up nearly 6 percent. Produc-
tivity has also been up with a 9
percent Increase despite the fewer
number of faculty members.
The school has also, however,
received additional charges
totaling up to $50 million
for a 13 percent increase.
Additional financial challenges
also include $500,000 being
withheld from Medicade which
is expected to happen each
year in the future (an increased
cost in electronic billing which
they have recently started
being paid for resubmitted
bills) and $500,000 lagging in
contract revenue.
Expected costs of increased
salaries, malpractice insurance
continuing to rise and an audit
from 1998 indicated the school's
need to return another $500,000
to Medicade.
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NICK HENNE News Editor KRISTIN DAY Assistant News Editor
TUESDAY January 11, 2005
Campus News
Delta Week
As part of Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority's Delta Week, there will
be Delta Bingo in 3006 Bate from
7 p.m8:30 p.m. Jan. 11.
Baptist Choir
The Baptist State Convention
Choir of North Carolina will
perform Jan. 11 at Oakmont
Baptist Church, 1100 Red Banks
Road. Call 919-467-5100 for
more information.
Lacrosse
The ECU men's Club Lacrosse
Team will have a mandatory
meeting for all who want to play
this spring Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. In
202 SRC. If you cannot attend
and are still interested, please
contact either Jamie Montgomery
at 443-253-4009 or Tim Connolly
at 410-294-9913. You can also E-
mall at eculax@earthlink.net.
Victory Campus Ministries
Victory Campus Ministries will meet
every Thursday at 8 p.m. in MSC.
MLK Holiday March
This annual candlelight vigil and
march in honor of Martin Luther
King, Jr. will be held Monday, Jan.
17 at 5:30 p.m The march will begin
at College Hill. For details contact
David Dennard at 328-4364.
Community Unity Breakfast
The Greenville-Pitt County
Chamber of Commerce, the
Office of the Mayor and the City
of Greenville will host this annual
event at the J.H. Rose High School
Auditorium Jan. 17 at 7:30 a.m.
This is an event to celebrate and
recognize the diversity and unity of
the Greenville community. Attorney
and motivational counselor Earl T.
Brown will be speaking. Brown
is also a volunteer mediator for
the Eastern Carolina Mediation
Center. For more information,
please call 752-4101.
Faculty Recital
The School of Music will be hosting
a faculty recital at A.J Fletcher
Music Hall Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. For
more information, call 328-6851.
Want your event printed in 7FC?
Please send your announcement
along with the date, time, location
and contact information to
asslstanatnewseditor@theeastca
rolinian.com.
Crime Scene
Jan. 6
Trespassing
A report of a woman entering
Jarvis Hall unescorted was
issued. The suspect, a 44-year-
old white female, was found
outside Garrett Hall and arrested
for trespassing.
Jan. 7
845 am
Larceny from building
ECU employee reported an
unknown subject removing a
wallet from an office in Rawl Annex.
4 p.m.
Larceny from Motor Vehicle
By unknown subject taking C-
Zone parking hangtag.
9.46 p.m.
Simple Possession of Equipment
Paraphenalia
ECU Police received a report of
marijuana odor coming from a
room in Aycock.
Jan. 9
3:31 am.
Marijuana
A non-student was found in
Jones Hall in possession of
8.2 grams of marijuana.
f-t Weekly
' � Crime Tip
Just a reminder
In light of a large number
of hangtag larcenies last
semester, please remember
to lock your cars not only to
protect your hanglags, but all
your personal valuables In the
vehicle. For ragtop vehicles,
like Jeeps, parking stickers
are available at Parking and
Transportation In lieu of hang
tags. Also be aware that pos-
session ot stolen property
Is a felony and you will be
charged with such If caught
with a stolen hangtag
Local
NC-CH professors to help
Beijing prepare for Olympics
CHAPEL HILL NC - Several professors
from the business school at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill will head to China next month to
help officials in Beijing prepare for the
2008 Summer Olympics.
The professors from the Kenan-
Flagler Business School will co-
host a three-day symposium with
Tsinghua University, China's top
technology institution.
Together, they will start planning for
the Olympics, which are expected to
attract 200,000 athletes, journalists
and other officials from more than 200
countries to an already crowded city.
"The Olympics represent a
tremendous logistics challenge said
Noel Greis, director of the business
school's Center for Logistics and
Digital Strategy.
"You have to ramp up very quickly and
ramp down pretty quickly as well
Preparing for such a huge event
means building a new infrastructure
to house athletes, media and others,
and streamlining ways to provide
transportation, food and other
services to guests.
The sheer numbers are staggering.
Kenan-Fiagler planners estimate
that 1.2 million pieces of equipment
weighing more than 75,000 tons will be
needed, and that It will take more than
2000 transport vehicles to bring it all in.
In all, China has allocated $5 billion
out of an Olympic planning budget of
$23 billion simply for these sorts of
logistics expenses.
One good example of a challenge
facing Beijing: getting spectators to
the various athletics venues.
The streets are busy anyway Greis
said. "How do you handle this influx
of people?"
Jack Kasarda, who directs the
business school's Kenan Institute of
Private Enterprise, will to Beijing next
week to lead talks on a plan to build a
$12 billion city near the Beijing airport
that will be used to accommodate
travelers during the Olympics.
Four killed In
Gullford County wreck
JULIAN, NC - A man speeding the
wrong way on U.S. 421 crashed head-
on into another vehicle, killing himself
and three others including a pregnant
woman, the Highway Patrol reported.
Santiago Martinez Vasquez of
Greensboro was driving north In
a southbound lane near NC 62
about 3:30 a.m. Sunday when
he hit a car carrying five people,
authorities reported.
Vasquez's car, which was traveling
an estimated 70 mph to 80 mph,
exploded into flames on impact
Three people in the other car died
including driver Marciela Torrez,
whose age and address are
unknown, front passenger Alejandro
Torrez, 25, of Smyrna, Ga. and Jose
Maldonado, 27, of Lexington, said
Trooper Wayne Hamilton.
Marciela Torrez was pregnant.
Two other passengers who were in
the back seat, Maria Dominguez, 19,
the wife of Maldonado, and Luplta
Vera, 18, of Ramseur, were in critical
condition at Moses Cone Hospital,
Hamilton said.
Each person in Torrez's car was
wearing a seat belt and the air bags
went off, but the impact overwhelmed
them, Hamilton said.
Authorities are investigating why
Vasquez was in the wrong lane.
Vasquez, who did not have a previous
record, was carrying the identification
of his brother, Martin Vasquez, with
him but did not have any of his own,
Hamilton said.
National
Accused woman's
family says they tried to warn
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Members
of Lisa Montgomery's family say
they tried to warn people that the
woman was making up stories
about being pregnant and their
concerns Increased after they learned
in November that she had purchased
a kit for home births.
Montgomery, 36, of Melvern, Kan
Is accused of strangling a pregnant
Missouri woman Dec. 16 and cutting
her 8-month-old fetus from her body.
The baby was found the next day
In Melvern after Montgomery and
her husband spent the morning
showing the newborn off around town
as their own.
Montgomery's mother, Judy
Shaughnessy, told The Kansas
City Star she knew something was
wrong when she began receiving
congratulations about being a
grandmother again.
"I just said, 'Yeah, right, she either
stole it or bought It Shaughnessy
told the newspaper for a story In
Sunday's editions.
Montgomery had been incapable of
having children since undergoing
tubal ligation surgery in 1990, her
U.S. helicopter crashes in
Banda Aceh, injuring two
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia
(AP) � A U.S. helicopter on a
relief mission crashed in a rice
paddy 500 yards from the Banda
Aceh airport Monday, injur-
ing two servicemen. Schools
opened for the first time since
the Dec. 26 tsunami, but many
of the 150,000 lives the epic
waves claimed were children, and
thousands of desks sat empty.
Workers, meanwhile, strug-
gled to recover 50,000 bodies the
government said were "scattered"
throughout the region.
The U.S. military said the
Seahawk helicopter "executed a
hard landing" and that there was
no evidence it was shot down near
the airport in Banda Aceh, capital
of Indonesia's hard-hit Aceh prov-
ince and the hub of international
aid operations. Lt. Cmdr. John
M. Daniels blamed the crash on
a "possible mechanical failure
He said one person fractured
an ankle and the other dislocated
his hip. The other eight suffered
"no significant injuries he said.
"There was no fire ball but a
little smoke. It landed on its side
said Capt. Joe Plenzler, adding
that the helicopter's propeller was
twisted from the impact. Fifteen
Seahawk helicopters from the
Lincoln group have been flying
up to nine hours a day on aid mis-
sions. Normally they fly a maxi-
mum of three to four hours a day.
The crash came amid height-
ened security concerns in several
MkEYOH
tsunami-hit areas with ethnic
rebellions - particularly in Aceh,
where rebels have waged a sepa-
ratist war in the province for
nearly three decades.
United Nations staff in Aceh
are on high alert, and armed
guards patrol their compounds
amid fears of rebel attacks.
Aftershocks from the mas-
sive earthquake that spawned
the killer waves continued to
rattle residents in the hardest-hit
countries.
A 6.2-magnitude temblor sent
people scrambling from their
homes early Monday in Banda
Aceh; no injuries or damage were
reported.
Indonesian authorities prom-
ised to speed up the grim task of
recovering and burying the dead.
Welfare Minister Alwi Shihab said
58,281 bodies had been buried in
the shattered area on the north-
ern tip of Sumatra island. He said
some 50,000 more are "scattered"
around the region.
Some corpses are still trapped
in collapsed buildings and rotting
under debris in canals and rivers.
Their stench still hangs over some
areas of the provincial capital.
In the latest sign life is slowly
returning to normal, children
returned to school in Indone-
sia and Sri Lanka for the start
of the new term - long before
many institutions damaged in
the disaster can provide proper
education.
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family said. Shaughnessy said her
daughter was able to fool her husband,
his parents and their community.
"I tried to tell them and tell them, but
nobody listened Shaughnessy said.
Montgomery's two half sisters, Patty
Hedberg and Jerri Kleiner, said
they also tried to warn Montgomery's
in-laws that she had faked at least
five pregnancies.
The sisters and their mother said
they found out in November that
Montgomery had purchased the
kind of birth kit used by midwives
to deliver babies. Kleiner said she
started to worry that her sister would
do something drastic to get a baby.
Starting in the late 1980s, Montgomery
had four children in a little more than
three years. She had her tubes tied
after the fourth was bom in 1990, but
in 1994 she told her first husband,
Carl Boman, that she was pregnant
with twins.
Her half sisters said that after she
met her second husband, Kevin
Montgomery, In 1999, she told him
twice that she was pregnant. The
first time, he gave her money for an
abortion, they said.
Workers patch hole In rail
car damaged during wreck
GRANITEVILLE, SC - Crews put
a temporary patch Sunday on a
railroad car that had been leaking
toxic chlorine gas since a train wreck
last week, while investigators looked
Into why a switching mechanism had
been set to lead the train into rallcars
parked on a side track.
Nine people were killed and more
than 250 were sickened by chlorine
gas released when the tank car
was damaged in the wreck of a
Norfolk Southern train early Thursday.
Thousands of nearby residents were
to remain evacuated until Wednesday
at the earliest.
Thorn Berry, spokesman for the
state Department of Health and
Environmental Control, said workers
would now focus on transferring
the gas to a safer container and
removing all the damaged rallcars.
About 16,000 gallons of sodium
hydroxide has been safely removed
from another railcar at the crash
site, he said.
National Transportation Safety
Board Investigators have interviewed
the three-man crew that had
parked the cars on the side track
Wednesday evening. Investigators
said a switching mechanism wasn't
turned back to direct oncoming trains
down the primary rail.
"We know that the switch was lined
and locked for the siding said NTSB
spokeswoman Debbie Hersman.
"We won't conclude anything today
and we won't speculate about the
cause of the accident until we have
gathered all the information
Hersman said it was the responsibility
of the crew of the parked train to
turn the switch, and that the FBI is
fingerprinting the mechanism to
determine who operated it. She
said there was no sign of outside
tampering with the mechanism.
Rail switches are controlled manually
in Graniteville, about 10 miles from
the Georgia state line. The area lacks
sensors to notify approaching trains
of track changes or other possible
dangers, Hersman said.
Part of the investigation will also focus
on the recent work history of the
crews Involved in the crash.
World
Shanghai mother In labor
camp for disturbing the peace
BEIJING - China on Monday denied
claims by U.S. officials and a human
rights group that a Shanghai
woman is undergoing re-education
through forced labor because she
campaigned to abolish the country's
one-child family planning policy.
The woman, Mao Hengfeng, is
in a labor camp not for her
opinions about China's policy but
because she disturbed the peace, the
government said.
State Department officials and the
New York-based Human Rights in
China group have said Mao was fired
from her job In the late 1980s after a
second pregnancy, which violated
family planning laws.
They said Mao, because of her
campaign to abolish regulations that
limit most urban couples to only one
child, has been forcibly Incarcerated
in psychiatric hospitals, tortured and
re-educated through labor.
In a rare statement faxed to The
Associated Press, the State Council,
China's Cabinet, said Mao was fired
In 1989 because she missed 16
days of work and not because she
was pregnant with her third child at
the time.
Mao's first pregnancy resulted in twin
boys. In 1989, she had a daughter.
She also protested at several judicial
offices in May and October 2003,
which disturbed the peace, it said.
"Mao was sentenced to re-education
Brody
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revenue at $26.6 mil-
lion, these total expenses
put the school at a deficit of $3
million.
Despite these financial
struggles, the Brody School of
Medicine has been continuing
to excel in student success with
a number of support programs
available including the summer
program which enables them
to prepare, electronic review
of the M-CAT and the per-
sonal counseling center which
has helped more than 300
students this past year. Stu-
dents are also actively involved
with the community in class
projects and are assisted in
receiving scholarships through
the scholarships program the
school offers.
While the school is expe-
riencing a tuition increase
of approximately $1,000,
the school plans to remain the
cheapest medical school in
the nation.
Michael J. Lewis, vice chan-
cellor for health sciences at
the Brody School of Medicine,
outlined various successes of
the school with the Laupus
Library providing research to
more than 20 countries and
the school of nursing being
ranked within the top five
in the country in distance educa-
because she disturbed the public
order according to the statement,
which was unsolicited. "It had nothing
to do with the family planning policy
The statement did not address the
claims of forced Incarceration in
psychiatric hospitals or torture.
U.S. nuclear
submarine returns to Guam
HAGATNA, Guam - A nuclear
submarine that ran aground about
350 miles south of Guam, killing one
crewman and injuring 23 others,
reached its home port of Apra Harbor,
Guam, on Monday, according to a
Navy spokesman.
The dead man was identified by the
Navy as Machinist Mate 2nd Class
Joseph Allen Ashley, 24, of Akron,
Ohio. He died Sunday of Injuries he
received in the accident, said Jon
Yoshlshige, spokesman for the U.S.
Pacific Reel In Honolulu.
There were no reports of damage
to the USS San Francisco's reactor
plant, but the extent of damage to
the 360-foot submarine would be
determined after an investigation of
its hull, Yoshishige said. The vessel
reached port under Its own power.
Officials said they still don't know what
the Los Angeles-class submarine hit
Saturday, but Lt. j.g. Adam Clampitt
of the Pacific Fleet said it had been
conducting operations underwater
at the time.
Details of the accident won't be
disclosed while the investigation into
its cause continues, Yoshishige said.
It was apparent that the bow, or
front, of the submarine sustained
damage, and an assessment will be
conducted to determine the extent of
the damage, he said,
Lt. Arwen Consaul, a Navy public affairs
officer here, said the hull was intact.
Navy medical personnel from Guam
were brought aboard the submarine
to treat the injuries, which included
broken bones, lacerations, bruises
and a back injury, the Navy said. The
submarine has a crew of 137.
Ashley, graduated in 1999 from
Manchester High School where he
played drums with the high school
marching band, his mother, Vlckl
Ashley, said on Sunday. She said he
followed the footsteps of his father,
Daniel Ashley, who served eight years
In the Navy during the Vietnam War.
The San Francisco is one of three
submarines based on Guam.
Located west of the international date
line, Guam Is a U.S. territory about
3,700 miles southwest of Hawaii.
tion. He said he foresees ECU's
physical therapy degree attract-
ing additional students.
Lewis said he is proud
of the success of the robotic
surgery of Dr. Rudolph Chit-
wood for which he has received
recognition throughout the
country.
A new master plan is under-
way with the construction of a
cardiovascular center site plan,
which will be located behind
the Brody School of Medicine.
The site is a 200,000 square foot
complex.
This writer can be contacted at
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Tuition
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country said Ballard.
He said there Is a possibil-
ity of adjusting the figures as
they go through the whole
process of the increase, but they
think the request is reasonable
with all things considered citing
the additional needs - video pro-
grams to address campus safety
to combat the societal problem
of violence in public universities
and the overall need to fund the
student services in addition to
education.
Shannon O'Donnell, Ex
Offico on the ECU Board of
Trustees and Student Govern-
ment Association president, said
she feels it's a difficult situation
to address due to the need of
ECU's ability to continue to grow
and excel while making sure we
do not financially phase out stu-
dents. She made reference to a
work entitled "Personal Stories
distributed to all of the state
legislatures, which is a collection
of stories of students through-
out the UNC system of how the
increases in tuition have altered
their educational opportunities
in North Carolina.
"They the stories ranged
from $500 being the difference
between being able to go to
school in the fall and having to
take a year off to work and save up
more money said O'Donnell.
O'Donnell said she would
much rather see increases in
campus based tuition and student
fees because of the guarantee that
the money will come back to
ECU in some form rather than
Increases from the legislature
which do not necessarily have to
come back to ECU.
Campus based tuition
proposals of ECU and other
schools in the UNC system
are being evaluated and will
be ultimately decided on by
the Board of Governors of
North Carolina at a later date.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
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TUESDAY January 11, 2005
Our View
Can students really
afford to graduate?
It's that time again. Time for the powers that be
to decide how much they want to raise tuition
for next year.
Considering most ECU students receive mon-
etary assistance from their parents, guardians,
uncles or someone else, the whole idea of
a couple hundred dollars doesn't sound like
much. However, thinking about the rest of us,
the ones who have been working to pay for
college since high school, the extra bucks can
have a devastating aftermath.
Of course, there are some projects on campus
that must be accomplished and the necessary
funding is required. The campus needs more
office space to accommodate the growing fac-
ulty which allows the university to teach a grow-
ing student body. The faculty also deserves to
get paid the amount they deserve, because
they are sending us into a future much brighter
than the one we could have with just a high
school diploma.
Three years ago, tuition and fees for a full time
North Carolina resident amounted to approxi- ;
mately $1,500 per semester. This year, it has
increased to $1,727 each semester. There is a
strong possibility that a couple more hundred
may be added to this amount for the follow-
ing year. So someone who was a freshman in
2002 could be looking at almost $1,000 extra
for their senior year.
So what about the students who are paying for
college on his or her own? Students who work
on campus and pay for college on their own
have such limited funds that buying groceries,
let alone rent, utilities and book costs, can be
a hardship.
Truth is, until we are alumni and offering to
give thousands of dollars to the university, the
problems of us who have to suffer financially
through their college years is simply that - our
problem.
So to those who never get sleep because they
are constantly at work or in the library to stay
on the dean's list and who are learning to live
without certain basic needs in order to raise
a few hundred more, congratulations and
keep in mind that fighting harder will pay off
in the end.
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Opinion Columnist
Break provides many possible topics
There's never a lack of
idiocy in this world
TONY MCKEE
STAFF WRITER
After a very restful and enjoyable
break, I'm b-a-a-a-a-ck.
For some loyal readers my return
is cause for relief and joyous celebra-
tion. For others however, my continued
presence on these pages (and on this
planet) is a source of great annoy-
ance. 1 thank you for your continued
patronage.
For those who are new to this
sterling pinnacle of higher education
known as ECU (among other things)
and have yet to experience the wit,
intelligence and truths contained
within this column every week, wel-
come and enjoy the ride.
Now, what shall this week's topic
be?
I had considered writing about the
media's blatant hypocrisy concerning
their coverage of the tsunami disaster
in Asia.
We have been inundated (no pun
intended) with stories, photos and film
clips of the wave coming in, people
being swept away to their deaths,
bodies lying in the rubble and laid
out like fence posts, etc. This is from
the same media that refused to show
images of the planes hitting the World
Trade Center or of the Towers coming
down because the images were "too
disturbing
Bodies stacked like cordwood are
fine, but a murderous attack on Amer-
ica is too disturbing? That's more than
I wanted to deal with this week.
Also considered was a column about
the "explanations" for the tsunami
coming from some Muslim clerics and
leaders. These include that the tsunami
was "punishment" for wickedness and
or celebrating Christmas, the result of
AmericanIsraelilndian nuclear tests
and even global warming.
I decided against this because
the theme is basically the same: the
U.S.Westerners caused it to happen.
Besides, you can read all about it on
aljazeera.net or other such sites.
Then there was the fact that Israel
offered to send ISO or so trained medics
to assist in helping the injured but their
offer was refused. The leadership of
certain Muslim countries would rather
let more of their people die than accept
help from Israel. What could I possibly
say to that?
What else? Well, the insanity of
some of this country's judiciary was
another possibility for this week.
It was reported last week that a
judge had decided that it was OK for
some 200 illegal aliens to sue Wal-
Mart for allegedly violating labor laws.
Huh?
People who are in this country ille-
gally, who have no legal right to hold
jobs and who should have been sent
back to their home countries as soon
as they were brought to the attention
of the authorities, are now able to sue
American companies? Idiocy.
I even thought about commenting
on the Democrats pathetic maneuver
to "challenge" the Electoral College
votes of Ohio because of "voting irregu-
larities What a crock. There were
numerous states with alleged "irregu-
larities" in the last election, many
with results much closer than Ohio, so
why complain only about that state?
Perhaps it was because Ohio's Electoral
College votes were enough to have
given the election to Kerry. Maybe
they did it to shut up the obnoxiously
vocal lunatic mainstream (fringe) of
their party. Personally, I think it is
because they are a bunch of whiny,
spoiled sore losers. But hey, that's just
my opinion.
None of these subjects seemed
worth using space in my column for
so I decided that this week I would do
a little public service piece. So, without
further ado, here we go.
Several new laws went into effect
in our fair state on Jan. 1. While there
are entirely too many to mention here,
there are two that will directly affect
most of us.
First, there is a new child safety seat
law. As of Jan. 1, children under the age
of eight years andor 80 pounds must
be in a boostersafety seat. That is up
from the previous S years, 40 pound
requirement. Violations could result in
a $25 fine, court costs ($100) and two
points on your driver's license.
The other law of immediate interest
concerns changes in vehicle inspec-
tion requirements in Pitt and other
counties. Again, as of Jan. 1, all 1996
or newer vehicles will have to have an
emissions inspection instead of just the
safety inspection we are used to. Long
story short here? It will now cost $30
to have your vehicle inspected instead
of $9.25.
You may find someone who will
do it cheaper, since shops are allowed
to charge up to, but no more than,
$30. You can obtain a list of all places
in Pitt County (or your hometown)
that will conduct such inspections at
ncdot.org.
Letting the inspection lapse could
result in a $250 fine (plus $100 court
costs, of course) andor your vehicle
registration being blocked until you
present proof of a satisfactory inspec-
tion.
There you have it, government forc-
ing you to spend more money. Again.
On that note I bid you adieu until
next week.
In My Opinion
We should keep young drivers out of old SUVs
(KRT) � Traffic crashes are the
leading cause of death for 15 to 20 year-
olds. So it's a natural inclination for
parents to encase new drivers in
the largest piece of steel they can
find. Many are choosing sport-utility
vehicles, the closest thing to a tank on
the road.
But evidence is mounting that SUVs
- especially used models - aren't the
safest choice for accident-prone young
drivers.
National research shows that crash
rates, per-mile driven, are higher for
drivers ages 16 to 19 than for all other
age groups. The crash risk for 16- to
17-year-olds is almost three times as
high as for 18- to 19-year-olds. In other
words, the majority of teens are likely
to get into some kind of an accident.
It's a question of how bad.
The auto industry has long acknowl-
edged that SUVs handle differently
from cars - owners' manuals even say
so. But most teens learn to drive in
sedans. They're unprepared to handle
higher, heavier SUVs, especially in
emergencies.
Falsely wrapped in the illusion that
vehicle size equals safety, teens tend to
drive SUVs too fast, leave inadequate
time for braking, and overcorrect in
turns - in a vehicle that has a greater
tendency to roll over than a car.
A study by the University of Michi-
gan Transportation Research Institute,
which looked at SUV crashes and fatali-
ties between 1999 and 2001, found
that about 37 percent of SUV drivers
younger than 25 in single-vehicle
crashes rolled over.
Rollovers account for 3 percent
of U.S. crashes but a third of driving
deaths, according to the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
NHTSA administrator Jeffrey Runge,
a former emergency room physician,
remarked bluntly two years ago that
he wouldn't let his own child drive a
vehicle with a poor rollover rating "if
it was the last one on earth
Just as new drivers aren't ready for a
Lamborghini, neither are they ready for
an Explorer, especially a used one.
Automakers have improved the
safety of newer SUVs by lowering their
center of gravity and matching their
bumpers better with cars. However,
older, more accident-prone SUVs are
moving into the used market, making
them affordable to the least experi-
enced drivers.
That worries public safety advocates
such as Joan Claybrook, president of
Public Citizen, the consumer organiza-
tion founded by Ralph Nader.
"What parents should do is keep
the old SUV and buy a new car for
their kids said Claybrook, who was
head of Nl ITSA under President Jimmy
Carter.
If, teens have no options other
than an SUV, they should at least log
significant training hours with a parent
or qualified driver.
As in any vehicle, parents should
make sure teens adhere to driver's
license restrictions regarding hours
they can drive and number of passen-
gers they can transport. Distractions
such as cell phones, food and loud
music should be strongly discouraged.
Clearly, reckless teen behavior con-
tributes to many accidents. More than
half of the 3,660 teen drivers killed in
2003 weren't wearing seat belts, and a
third had been drinking.
Such risk factors coupled with crash
statistics argue for putting teens in the
safest vehicles possible to improve their
chances for surviving an accident. Teens
need an easy-to-maneuver vehicle, not
a challenge behind the wheel.
The perception of safety doesn't
always match reality.
For information about buying a
safer car or to check rollover ratings, check
NHTSA's Web site: http:safercar.gov
Pirate Rant
I think it is absolutely horrible
that if I have to be on campus all
day, I have to bring all my meals
with me because a sandwich at
the Wright Place costs $S.
This weekend, I spent most
of my Saturday doing homework
and I only had two classes on
Friday. Professors: Why do you
have to do that to us on the first
day of class?
Why are there 8 a.m. classes?
Really, who does that?
It's one thing when you are
outside of the dorm, but if you
are inside the dorm and someone
walks to the door with full hands,
why not hold the door?
This warm weather is crazy.
Were we to have only one week of
cold during this so-called winter
season? 1 can't decide if I should
pack up my sweaters or bring out
my shorts.
Since when is Friday the
beginning of a new week? Why
did It have to be the start of a new
semester?
Certain ECU players: If you
aren't winning football games,
and you aren't passing enough
classes to stay in school, where
are your priorities? I mean just
pick one - football, which equals
wins or higher scores, or grades,
which equals staying in school,
dodging the embarrassment and
showing others that you can
juggle two things. I would not
have given ECU students or the
public the satisfaction of know-
ing that I have been suspended
from school due to academic
problems.
I appreciate the invisible
e-mail the financial aid office
sent out informing us our direct
deposit will be late this semes-
ter. It really helped me plan my
expenses for the week so I could
afford things like groceries and
books.
1 just wanted to apologize to
each and every student at ECU
for not waking up every morning
and asking each individual if my
outfit was OK to wear to class. If
you don't like the way I dress,
don't look at me.
What's with people calling
ECU, "EZU?" With exams last
semester, we all know the classes
are challenging and by no means
"easy ECU is an all-around
quality school with brilliant
professors who teach talented
and diverse students. People need
to look at themselves before they
start to degrade our school.
I am so tired of whiny people
who write in the Pirate Rant and
complain about how horrible life
is. Learn to appreciate things in
life and you will be a much more
pleasant person to be around.
For the person who wrote
the rant about Snoop Dogg's
new songDrop it Like it's Hot
no one makes you listen to the
music. There is a lot of music out
there that sounds like crap, but If
you don't like it then don't listen
to it. There are some people out
there that have different tastes in
music from your tastes.
1 got a 79 percent in my
accounting class and my teacher
gives me a C. I hate accounting,
I don't need accounting and now
I have to take it again. Couldn't
you have just bumped my grade
up that one percent mark?
Why is it that The Spot is now
only selling king size candy bars,
instead of regular size bars?
What ever happened to
accessing e-mail on Onestop? i
Every morning I wake up and
check online for the casualty
reports from Iraq. I want to make
sure that my best friend and little
sister come back OK.
I think that the university
should ban surround sound and
loud speakers from dorm rooms.
The people in the next room
don't want to hear your music or
TV show that you must play as
loud as possible.
Editor's Note: The Pirate Rant is
an anonymous way for students and
staff in the ECU community to voice
their opinions. Submissions can be
submitted anonymously online at
www.theeastcarolinian.com, or e-
mailed to editorCtheeastcawlinian.
com. The editor reserves the right
to edit opinions for content and
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Campus Scene
1-11-05
Page A4 features@theeastcarolinian.com 252.328.6366 CAROLYN SCANDURA Features Editor KRISTIN MURNANE Assistant Features Editor
TUESDAY January 11, 2005
Announcements:
An annual candlelight vigil and
march in honor of Martin Luther
King, Jr. will take place on Monday,
Jan. 17 at 5:30 p.m. on College Hill.
Darryl Taylor will perform
American Giants: Paul Laurence
Dunbar and Langston Hughes'
on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in ECU'S
Fletcher Recital Hall. This event
is free.
On Saturday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. see
Aide - Opera Verdi Europa. This
takes place at Wright Auditorium
and tickets are $10 - $24.
On Saturday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m
Qi Shu Fang will introduce
you to Chinese Peking Opera.
Their tales are told through a
combination of martial arts,
acrobatics, music, dance and
mime. Tickets are $6 - $9.
Names In the News:
Teen pop singer Aaron Carter
escaped serious injury when
his luxury sport-utility vehicle
erupted into flames. Carter, 17,
was driving his Cadillac Escalade
to Orlando about 12:30 a.m.
when a mattress came loose
from a delivery truck in front of
him, said his spokesman, Brad
Zelfman. Carter drove over the
mattress, which got stuck under
his sport utility and caught fire,
probably from the heat of the
exhaust system. The singer
pulled over and escaped, then
watched his car explode in
flames, Zeifman said. "I'm OK,
but you can imagine I'm still In
shock Carter said in a statement.
MTV has announced that
British rocker Ozzy Osbourne
and his foul-mouthed brood
are launching the fourth and
final season of their hit reality
show. "The Osbournes" will
return Jan. 17 to begin a last
batch of 10 episodes chronicling
Ozzy's bout with Insomnia, his
daughter's drug rehab and her
budding new commercial TV
career and a family vacation to
Hawaii. The final episode is set
for March 21. The bleep-filled
series premiered in March 2002
and instantly became MTV's
biggest hit. It followed the daily
exploits of the heavy-metal star in
his off-stage role as a befuddled
father, showing Ozzy puttering
around his Beverly Hills house,
cleaning up after his incontinent
dogs, taking orders from his
wife, Sharon and sparring with
their teenage children, Jack
and Kelly. Though the program
has faded in the ratings since
its heyday, it has remained
one of MTV's most watched
programs, averaging more than
3 million viewers per episode.
People magazine reports that
just weeks after giving birth
to twins, Julia Roberts bought
herself a plus - size Christmas
present: 32 acres of prime real
estate in Taos, NM. The man she
bought it from is none other than
Secretary of Defense Donald
Rumsfeld. Roberts, 37, has been
buying land from neighbors
since she took up part-time
residence in the state in 1995.
Her latest purchase is adjacent
to 80 acres she already owns.
From Paris to Beijing, Hong
Kong to London, musicians are
beating the drum for victims
of the Asian tsunami, holding
charity concerts and recording
special songs. In Britain, DJ
Mike Read says he has Band
Aid veteran Boy George and
pop musician Cliff Richard ready
to record a benefit version of
Read's "Grief Never Grows Old
Canadians Avril Lavigne, Sum 41
and Sarah McLachlan are set for
charity concerts in Calgary and
Vancouver, while in Germany,
proceeds from an annual benefit
concert at the Berlin Philharmonic
will go for tsunami victims.
Friday, some of Asia's biggest
names, including action-movie
star Jackie Chan, launched a
marathon charity concert in
Hong Kong. Dozens of benefit
concerts are planned in Norway
as well. 'It's about solidarity
with people says Norwegian
bluesman Reidar Larsen. "If you
have the chance to help people in
need, most will turn out, whether
auto mechanics or artists
This semester at the
Student Recreation
Get back in shape with
spring programs
KRISTIN MURNANE
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
The Student Recreation Center
provides many year - round fitness
and adventure programs, as well as
over 20 club and intramural sports
teams. This semester is highlighted
by new fitness programs, special
events from PICL and ARISE (A
Real Integrated Sports Experience)
and the start of spring sports.
The SRC is holding free group
fitness classes from now until Jan.
18. With equipment such as stair
climbers, treadmills, and cycles
this is the perfect way to shed the
few pounds you might have gained
over the holidays. These classes
are free for all SRC members.
The most exciting fitness
program at the SRC this spring is
Gold Rush 2005. For only $35 you
have unlimited access to all group
fitness programs. These include
programs like Non - Stop Cardio,
a 50 - minute mix of aerobics and
step training and TKO (Technical
Knockout), a 50 - minute class
emphasizing kickboxing tech-
niques such as shadow boxing and
coordination drills.
If you're more interested in
the outdoor world, there are more
than a few adventure programs
this semester. The first is a Sea
Kayak Flatwater Canoe trip to
Alligator River. It costs $25 for SRC
members and $35 for non - mem-
bers. Registration ends on Friday.
If you're looking to go out
The SRC offers many progams and activities for students with all fitness and activity levels.
for both freshman and upper-
classmen to get involved and
active said ECU senior graphic-
design major, Ashley Joswick.
For more information regard-
ing the SRC and its programs
visit recserv.ecu.edu or call their
hotline 328-6443.
west, sign up for the Canyoneer-
ing trip to Colorado in May.
You'll travel across the Midwest
exploring desert canyons in Utah
and Colorado, while camping
along the way. The sign - up dead-
line for this trip is April 14.
If you'd rather join a team
for club sports, registration starts
now and continues into April if
you're a golfer.
As far as special events, this
semester starts with a splash. The
Polar Bear Pool Party is taking
place on Jan. 19. For those unfa-
miliar with this infamous ECU
event, students (and faculty) dive
into the freezing cold outdoor
pool at the SRC. More than 300
students attended last year's event.
"The Student Recreation
Center) offers a lot of programs
This writer con be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
SRC
Calendar
of Events
What? When? Where?
January
3-19 Gold Rush 2005
18 Bowling Registration
19 Polar Bear Pool Party
22 Sea Kayak Flatwater Canoe Trip
24 Foosball Registration
24 Racquetball Registration
29 Weight Training for Dummies
February
1 Nutrition for the New Year
3 Wheelchair Basketball
4-6 Skiing Trip
10 Wheelchair Basketball
11-13 Caving Trip to VirginiaWest
Virginia
15 Indoor Soccer Registration
17 Wheelchair Basketball
20 Climbing Day Trip
21 SoftbalLRegistration
March
3 Wheelchair Basketball
5 Climbing Day Trip
23- April 13 Self Defense Classes
28 4-on-4 Rag Football Registration
April
1-3 Backpacking Trip
5 Golf Registration
6 Softball Hitting Challenge
20 Frisbee Golf Tournament
May
2-13 Free Group Fitness Classes
9-5 Colorado & Utah CanyoneeringTrip
Special EventsH Winter lessons of compassion
Fletcher Recital Hall to hold unique events Spring 2005
Great Spring 2005 Music
January
17-7 p.m Guest Recital: Darryl Taylor, vocalist, AJ Fletcher Recital Hall
20-8 p.m Faculty Recital: Henry Doskey, AJ Fletcher Recital Hall
23-3 p.m Faculty Chamber Music Concert, AJ Fletcher Recital Hall
28-8 p.m Jazz Night, Mendenhall Great Room
28-8 p.m Distinguished Professor Concert: John Ferrari, AJ Fletcher
Recital Hall
February
1 - 7 p.m� Faculty Recital; Britt Theurer, AJ Fletcher Recital Hall
4-8 p.m A Night of the Classics, AJ Fletcher Recital Hall
7-7 p.m Faculty Recital; Mary Burroughs, AJ Fletcher Recital Hall
9-8 p.m Distinguished Professor Concert: Brian McWhorter, AJ
Fletcher Recital Hall
13-8 p.m Faculty Recital: Paul Tardif. AJ Retcher Recital Hall
19-8 p.m A Tribute to Motown Concert, Wright Auditorium
24 - March 1 "My Three Angels" Theatrical Production, McGinnis Theatre
College students
visit the Dominican
Republic
(KRT) � Some college stu-
dents use their vacation break
for basking in the sun and surf.
Others use the time to dive into
community service.
The Rev. Ronald Stanley
should know. As a campus min-
ister at Ramapo College, he has
led 15 college student service
trips over the past seven years in
January and May to La Cuchilla,
a poor, rural farming community
in the Dominican Republic.
"There are wonderful college
students out there said Stanley,
who is known as Father Ron.
"They have such giving hearts,
they are willing to get out of
their comfort zone and become
foreigners in a rural, agricultural
Third World country. It's a joy to
be with them
On Jan. 2, 16 students left
for La Cuchilla, which is about
a three-hour ride from Santiago,
the second-largest city in the
country. They stay with families
in the remote mountains for two
weeks.
The students, most of whom
come from middle-class families,
will live in homes that lack the
familiar comforts of electricity
and indoor plumbing. They will
have to acclimate themselves
to outhouses, shopping at the
only general store in the area
and traveling up and down the
muddy, mountainous roads with
no transportation.
The students will teach Eng-
lish, math or arts and crafts in the
schools and they will distribute
clothing, medicine and other
items donated to the mission by
friends back home.
Each group works on a large
community project. One year,
they brought electricity to public
places in the village. They pur-
chased the posts, the cable wire
and the transformer. And with
the help of the villagers, they
strung it up and lit the neighbor-
hood. Last year, they brought
materials and helped the com-
munity to build a large meeting
room in the center of town.
This year, students will build
a fence to protect the meeting
room, water tank and chapel
from animals that roam the area,
Stanley said.
Stanley, a trained social
worker who serves as the college's
Catholic chaplain, initially went
to La Cuchilla 30 years ago
to learn Spanish as part of an
immersion program. He fell in
love with the community and has
returned every year since.
"The warmth and unity of
the people is very special. They
are very appreciative of every-
thing they have and everything
given to them
He saw their desperate need
and wanted to help. "They are
very impoverished he said.
"If there is no rain, there's no
food. People often go hungry.
All they eat is corn and beans.
There are kids who can't go to
school because they don't have
the right clothes or even basics
like pencils
In 1996, Stanley took his 16-
year-old nephew to La Cuchilla
and decided to offer his students
the same opportunity. "He got to
see an entirely different world of
a Third World farming commu-
nity. He loved it and the people
there loved meeting him. It was
so successful, it gave me courage
to bring my students
He was thrilled to bring a
larger group to meet the com-
munity's 45 families, he said.
"With the students along with
me, it multiplies the work I do a
hundred-fold
Some students draw murals,
teach the villagers how to dance
and introduce them to musi-
cal instruments. One student
brought along science experi-
ments to perform. "Students love
to serve. They are so creative in
what they do. They want to be
challenged he said.
The work is arduous and the
setting is rustic. But the students
find the experience of helping the
poor to be personally enriching.
"It's such a wonderful
experience to go there and
help said Alely Rodriguez, a
see COMPASSION page A5
Pell Grant formula changes may
burden on students from public,
put greater financial
private colleges
Students everywhere
are affected
(KRT) � As a freshman,
Temple University student Arsema
Solomon needed to borrow just
$5,000 to cover college expenses
that were not met by grants,
some limited family help and a
part-time job.
Three years later, Solomon
has added a night shift as a bank
teller to her day job and still
mounting costs have forced her
to double her student-loan load,
to $10,000 a year.
Her financial burden may be
even greater next year, if the Bush
administration goes ahead with
a plan to change the Pell Grant
funding formula.
"I already work full-time
to supplement my grants and
loans said Solomon. "But 1 guess
I'd just work more
If the formula is changed, an
estimated 90,000 students receiv-
ing Pell grants would become
ineligible for the program, and an
additional 1.2 million students
would see their grants shaved
by $200 to $300, according to a
financial-aid advisory committee
created by Congress.
All financial-aid administra-
tors agreed their campuses would
feel the pinch - especially public
universities such as Temple and
Rutgers University in Camden,
N.J where more than a third of
all students receive Pell grants.
But it is too soon to tell exactly
what the impact would be.
The Pell program, which was
authorized in 1972, is the prin-
cipal federal grant program for
higher education. About five mil-
lion students a year now receive
Pell grants, splitting $12.5 billion.
Congress has invested heavily in
the program in recent years, but
the Pell applicant pool has grown
so quickly up 37 percent in the
last decade appropriations still
routinely lag behind demand.
Consequently, Congress has
frozen the size of Pell awards
for the last three years at $4,050
annually an amount given only
to the neediest students. The
trouble is, nobody froze college-
related expenses.
The combination of stagnant
federal grants and spiraling col-
lege costs has made stories such as
Solomon's common at Temple, said
TimmRinehart.theuniversiry'sasso-
ciate vice president for enrollment.
"We have a high population
of needy students who are depen-
dent on state and federal money
to attend Temple Rinehart said.
"But the government is meeting
that need less with grants and
more with loans over the last
few years. And that's alarming,
because students are coming out
with huge debts
The formula tweak being con-
sidered would update antiquated
tax information the U.S. Depart-
ment of Education has used to
help determine Pell eligibility
and need. The tax tables currently
in use were compiled in 1988.
Although new tax tables would
be a more accurate reflection of
student need, the adjustments
would end up hurting far more
students than they would help,
said Brian K. Fitzgerald, director
of the Advisory Committee on
Student Financial Assistance,
which was created by Congress.
Republicans in Congress have
urged the changes over the objec-
tions of Democrats, most notably
Sen. Jon Corzine, D-N.J.
Congressional Republicans
argue that by more accurately eval-
uating current need, there might
be more money available in future
years to increase the grant size past
$4,050 for the neediest students.
The Pell program annually
spends about $1 billion more
than it is appropriated. Until that
gap is closed, the maximum grant
is likely to remain capped.
While Fitzgerald agrees newer
tax tables must eventually be
used, he said a better approach
would be to phase in the changes
so students do not suddenly see
their grants drop precipitously
or, worse, discover they are no
longer eligible.
"It's a one-time shock, but it's
a big shock he said.
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Compassion �,�
junior from Paterson.
Rodriguez, a nutrition major,
said she has lesson plans pre-
pared so that she can go into
the schools and teach about the
importance of a healthy diet.
Erin Ashton, a freshman who
will be taking the trip for the
first time, said that she and her
American friends were brought
up in a spoiled culture. "We
have too much and we consume
too much. It's good for us to see
the way other cultures live. We
can learn from them how to be
satisfied with less
The trip is funded largely
by donations. Students pay for
their own airfare and raise at
least $200 in donations to pay
for room, board and transporta-
tion. They also collect clothing,
medicine and toys to distribute
to the families.
Stanley raises funds for the
larger projects through grants
and collecting from acquain-
tances and past participants.
Some of Stanley's former
students said they gained more
from the trip than they ever could
learn in a classroom. They said it
not only helped improve the lives
of others, but their own, as well.
Kristen Blom traveled with
Stanley last May and plans to
return next week. She was over-
whelmed by what she saw.
"We think of rich in mon-
etary terms. But in La Cuchilla,
the term rich had an entirely
different meaning. It only took
me about a day to realize that La
Cuchilla, was rich in love, family
and faith
Other colleges have taken
on the task of promoting civic
responsibility among students.
Administrators continually try
to come up with new ways to get
students involved in community
service as a way of helping out
the underprivileged while giving
students practical experience.
Pam Bischoff, vice president
for student affairs at Ramapo,
said the project can be life-
changing for the students.
"It helps students to broaden
their horizons and see Third
World countries in a way that is
fully human she said. "Father
Ron has done a great job. People
who go have their lives trans-
formed from the experience. He's
very devoted to this and students
can see that. We're very inter-
ested in these alternate breaks
and encouraging students to use
their free time productively
The trend of sending volun-
teers abroad is driven in part by
the relative ease of modern air
travel and also by the desire to
promote awareness of the need to
help developing countries.
Many students forgo the typi-
cal college breaks of bikinis and
beaches to head toward poorer
destinations where they build
homes, plant trees and perform
other manual labor.
Stanley said what separates
his program from the others
is that students live with the
people they help and get to see
everyday life from the villagers'
perspective.
"People think we give
them more, giving them water
tanks, new houses and electric-
ity Stanley said. "But the way
that they touch our students'
hearts and souls is priceless. I
think we get more out of it than
they do
Teacher suspended for showing political film
(KRT) � The week before
the Nov. 2 election, admin-
istrators pulled instructor
Davis March out of his class at
Rowan-Cabarrus Community
College in Concord, NC, while
he was showing the Michael
Moore film Fahrenheit 911.
College officials said showing
the film contradicted two memos
reminding staff members of the
school'spolicy to remain nonpartisan
during the heated election season.
But the instructor said the
administration's actions are
restricting freedom of thought.
And a spokesman for a national
professors' group called the move
an affront to faculty and students
and a threat to academic freedom.
March, who has taught at
the college for more than 20
years, was suspended with pay
for four days and was back in the
classroom Nov. 2. He said he has
a responsibility to present con-
troversial material to get his stu-
dents to think and take positions.
"I never campaigned for or
pitched anyone's agenda in the class-
room said March, 54, who teaches
English argument-based research,
English composition, and intro-
ductory and advanced film classes.
Before he returned from
the suspension, March agreed
not to show the film again. But
he said he now fears an over-
all "chilling effect" on freedom
of thought in the classroom.
"It's not about Moore's movie
anymore he said this week.
March said quashing the
film was, in itself, a partisan act.
Moore made Fahrenheit 911 as a
documentary film about events
leading up to the U.S. invasion
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of Iraq, but he was criticized for
omitting some facts and for his
unabashed slant against President
George W. Bush. College President
Richard Brownell is registered as a
Republican; March is a Democrat.
"Of course it's editorially
biased, and I never denied that
March said of the film. He said
he was not test-
ing the school's
policy. "I never
set out to be
anybody's cru-
sader
Stopping
March midway
through his
English com-
position class
was "extraor-
dinary" and an
affront to the
faculty member
and to students
and a threat to
academic freedom, said Jonathan
Knight, director of the American
Association of University Profes-
sors' program on academic free-
dom and tenure. The association
has 45,000 members at four-year
and two-year institutions.
Knight said over his three
decades tracking academic free-
dom, he cannot recall an instruc-
tor being removed while class was
in session, unless the instructor
were physically threatening.
"Controversial films, con-
troversial textbooks, paintings,
poetry are used by faculty in
classes across the country to
stimulate thinking he said.
"There can't be a more appro-
priate venue for doing so than
a college classroom, especially
during the midst of a political
campaign
Community colleges and their
boards have control over school
practices and personnel, said
Audrey Bailey, spokeswoman with
the NC community college system.
The RCCC board of trustees
established the school's policy of
nonpartisanship,
and that was
reinforced with
the two memos
from Brownell,
said executive
vice president
Ann Hovey.
An Oct. 25
memo said, in
part, "RCCC is
a public college
supported by the
taxpayers and
must maintain
a secular, non-
partisan profes-
sional environment at all times.
No employee of this college is
authorized to use the classroom
or college environment as a
platform to promote their own
personal, religious or political
views or to advocate for specific
political candidates
If Moore's movie was being
shown, "then the opposing
point of view should also be
presented Hovey said, "to pres-
ent fairness and a balanced
perspective in an environment
that was increasingly divisive as
we approached the election
Irvin Newberry, vice chair of the
board of trustees, said showing
a controversial, one-sided work
puts the student into a precarious
position if he or she disagrees
with it.
"If that student is dependent
on that professor for a grade,
what is he to do?" Newberry
asked.
March said he acts more as
a moderator, because often stu-
dents disagree with each other.
"I make it abundantly
clear that their opinion, whether
it agrees with Dad' or not, it's
not going to cost them either
way he said.
English instructor LaNita
Kirby said controversial material
or propaganda, although parti-
san, is useful in various classes.
"That allows the discus-
sion of absolutist thinking, and
how that is not conducive to a
democracy said Kirby, an AAUP
member in her sixth year at the
college.
"To automatically assume
some instructor has some sort of
motive in choosing something
is precipitous, and it does have
a chilling effect on anyone she
said. "That's exactly the opposite
of what a college environment
needs to be like
March said college officials
didn't ask him why he was
showing the movie. And he said
he shouldn't have to show the
"other side" to balance anything.
March has shown potentially
divisive films in class before, such
as "Dead Man Walking about a
nun who reaches out to a con-
victed murderer on death row.
After showing that movie,
he said, he asked his students,
"Did you find your perspective
(on the death penalty) altered
by this?"
"His classes have always been
Michael Moore's film 'Farenheit 911' has sparked much
controversy since its box office debut last summer, still now.
designed to open up our minds
said student Kristen Pitel, 21.
"He is one to drop a bomb in the
water and see where the fish go
Despite the dispute, Hovey
agrees March is valuable and
challenges students to think: "I
would hate to think we would
have a faculty that is uniform
and cut from one cloth
In March's case, the commu-
nity college has established a prec-
edent, Knight of the AAUP said.
"They set themselves upon
a course which is extraordinary
here, in the sense that they are
taking responsibility for the con-
tent of the course Knight said.
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Right champion,
wrong match-up
Pinkney, Whimper no longer enrolled
USC trounces Oil in
joke of title game
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ROBERT LEONARD
SENIOR WRITER
In an earlier edition of TEC,
I called the BCS the "worst
thing in sports today I will
never recant that statement
until the BCS fixes its obvious
problems I pointed out in
that article. But this year,
despite five teams making
it to their respective bowl
games unbeaten, the BCS did
its job.
All I want the BCS to
do is provide us with
someone we can all agree
is the best. This year, we
have a clear national cham-
pion. There is hardly any
doubt USC is the best team
in the country. They put
up an unheard of SS points
on Oklahoma's defense. I'll
be honest, I was picking
Oklahoma by double
digits. My main reasoning
for this was the Sooners'
dominating performance
against Texas 12-0 earlier in
the season.
That game was the
Longhorn's only smudge on
a great showing for Mack
Brown and his team. It looked
like Oklahoma could not
be stopped. A former Heis-
man winner at quarterback
(Jason White) and the future
of the Sooners and another
Heisman finalist (Adrian
Peterson) was the best One-
Two attack out of the backfield
in college football. If you
could stop these two guys, you
faced the defense that shut out
offensive powerhouse Texas.
And what do the Trojans do?
Come in and destroy them.
Pete Carroll and his coach-
ing staff did an excellent job.
They abused the middle of the
field and found the holes in
Oklahoma's offense that no
other coach could.
The numbers on USC are
just sickening. They outscored
their opponents this season
496 - 196, making their aver-
age game score 38 - 15. They
gave up 26 points in the
fourth quarter, for all 13
games combined. Like I said
in my previous column, the
other BCS games are mean-
ingless, they are just another
bowl game. It gives a school
and their conference money
and 98 percent of the country
does not care.
After the Sugar Bowl, I
thought Auburn was properly
placed out of the national
title game. They struggled
against Virginia Tech, a
team USC beat in Blacksburg
24 - 13. The Tigers would
have lost had the Hokles not
made several costly mistakes,
particularly their failed 4th
down and goal attempt in the
first half.
However, after the Orange
Bowl, my mind changed
thanks to Oklahoma's per-
formance. Auburn would have
been a better opponent for
USC. They played in a much
tougher conference than OU,
making their undefeated
season worth a little more.
The problem the Sooners had
was defense and Auburn had a
defense that would have never
given up 55 points. They sur-
rendered 147 points over the
span of the entire season,
including the SEC champi-
onship game and the Sugar
Bowl and allowed 14 or more
points just four times. While
I think USC would have won
a match up with the Tigers,
it would not have been an
embarrassment like the title
game we had.
So did Auburn get screwed
out of the title game? In
my opinion, yes they did.
They had the most impres-
sive resume of the three
teams. The reasoning Auburn
was left out was simply
because of rankings. Now
that the Associated Press has
announced their poll will not
be Included in next year's BCS
formula, it will be Interesting
to see what happens.
Although the BCS did Its
see BCS page A7
James Pinkney (left) took over
Pinkney and Whimper are just
Holtz will look to new
QB for 2005 season
ERIC QILMORE
STAFF WRITER
Two ECU students were
missing on Friday when classes
commenced for the spring
semester. Former starting
quarterback James Pinkney and
tight end Guy Whimper are no
longer taking classes at ECU.
University officials confirmed
the rumors late last week.
Both players are protected
by the Family Education
Rights and Privacy Act, which
prohibits discussion of a
player's academic stand-
ing with the media. However,
speculation has arisen
that Pinkney was in poor
as ECU's offensive leader last year at quarterback while Guy Whimper (right) has steadily improved as a threat at tight end. Both
two of many players who have left the football program during the two years in which John Thompson was the head coach.
standing academically
throughout the semester.
Pinkney, the starter for every
game in the 2003-2004 season,
can re-enroll for summer school
after sitting out the spring semes-
ter. However, re-enrolling at ECU
will not make him eligible for the
2004-2005 season.
ECU's academic policy states
that an academic suspension
occurs when "a student's scho-
lastic performance has not met
the requirements necessary to
continue enrollment. The stu-
dent is suspended for one semes-
ter followed by readmission on
probation
An academic suspension
is the third level of academic
standing codes. Students are first
placed on academic warning fol-
lowed by academic probation and
then a suspension.
Combine the fact that
Pinkney did so poorly during
the fall semester to warrant an
academic suspension with him
not completing any hours at ECU
during the spring semester makes
it a remote possibility he will ever
play again for the Pirates.
Pinkney and Whimper came
to ECU in the 2002 recruiting
class, the last under former coach,
Steve Logan. Pinkney, red shirted
his freshman season, while
Whimper saw immediate action. .
Whimper was named to the
Conference USA Freshman Team
playing on the defensive line.
Pinkney took over the start-
ing job for Desmond Robinson
this past year. The 6-foot, 3-inch,
210-pound quarterback grasped
Noah Brindise's offense remark-
ably well during spring practices.
He passed for 2,195 yards in 2004,
good for sixth all-time in a single-
season. He tied for fifth all-time
in single-season touchdowns
with 18.
Whimper moved over to tight
end in midseason after junior col-
lege transfer Shawn Levesque suf-
fered a knee injury. The Havelock
native moved into the starting
lineup after Sean Harmon suf-
fered a season-ending injury.
Both players were seasoned
veterans that Skip Holtz could
have built around. Now, he will
have to find some cornerstones
elsewhere.
Holtz now will turn to two
red shirt freshman quarterbacks.
Patrick Pinkney, no relation to
James, played very well in the
preseason scrimmages and JV
game showing a very accurate
arm. Pinkney had shoulder sur-
gery after the JV game and will
most likely be granted a medical
hardship waiver.
Devon Drew, a top 25 national
product and NC Athlete of the
Year in 2003, ran the scout team
last year. The former New Bern
quarterback is very athletic and
will use his 6-foot, 4-inch, 215-
pound frame to his advantage.
ECU last lost their incumbent
quarterback all the way back in
1993. Michael Anderson, a very
promising and highly touted
quarterback, was kicked off the
team by then-coach Steve Logan.
The team looked to freshman
quarterback Marcus Crandell to
lead the team, but he was injured
early in the season. Much like the
last version of the Pirates, the
1993-1994 team went 2-9.
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Jackson, Sutton, Cooper
help Lady Pirates flip script
Moussa Badiane has struggled in the paint as of late.
Hardwood Pirates
struggling recently
ECU has lost seven of
their last eight games
TRENT WYNNE
STAFF WRITER
With an impressive showing
in the BCA Invitational Tourna-
ment at the beginning of the
season, the ECU men's basketball
team made things look as if they
finally were headed in the direc-
tion of postseason play in March.
I lowever, with their recent strug-
gles, ECU is now scrambling to
establish some sort of identity
within the team.
"Now what we're fighting is
the spirit and the confidence
said ECU coach, Bill Herrlon,
in an interview with The Daily
Reflector.
"That's going to be an issue
now with our kids. We've taken a
few tough blows so far this year in
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Ladies win three straight
after posting 2-6 record
over Christmas break
STAFF WRITER
BRANDI RENFRO
Rather than send the Lady
Pirates reeling further into
the downward spiral they had
fallen into over Christmas
break, a heartbreaking loss to
Buffalo on Jan. 2 has seemingly
sparked a fire in ECU as the
team has ripped off three
straight wins at home from Jan. 4
-Jan. 9.
NC A&T came into Greenville
last Tuesday, marking the
last non-conference game
before the Lady Pirates entered C-
USA play. It also started a three-
game winning streak as ECU came
out with all cylinders rolling,
obliterating the Aggies 81-56. Jen-
nifer Jackson once again led the
ladies in scoring with 23 points
and moved into eighth place on
the all-time scoring list for ECU
while Cooper collected 10 points.
ECU opened conference play
on a good note against Memphis
three days later as they ripped
the Tigers 60-47. Jackson led
ECU with 18 points while Sutton
dropped 12 but Head Coach
Sharon Baldwin-Tener felt the
defense was largely responsible
for the victory.
"Our defense did a really
good job tonight said Baldwin-
Tener.
"If we're going to win games,
we are going to have to defend
well because we are still having
a hard time putting the ball in
the basket. Luckily, we scored
more points than them and our
defense played well
The defense continued
to play well only two nights
later as ECU held St. Louis to
a paltry shooting percentage
of 28.6 and cruised to another
impressive double-digit 'W 66-
40. The Lady Pirates' offense also
did very well as Jackson led the
way with a double-double (19
points, 11 rebounds), marking the
Jackson moved up four spots on the Lady Pirates' all-time
scoring list over the break, placing her at seventh thus far.
15th double dip of her career.
Jackson also moved up
another slot on the all-time
scoring list to number seven.
Sutton dropped 17 for ECU and
sparked an 11-3 run to open the
second half.
Prior to their recent success,
the ECU women dropped four
out of six games over Christmas
break.
The Lady Pirates first
match-up during their 2-6 skid
was against Wake Forest. ECU
struggled during most of the
second half, which allowed the
Deacons to cruise to a 70-47
victory. Jennifer Jackson led
all Lady Pirates with 21 points
and Shanita Sutton followed with
13 points.
The next challenge for
ECU came against UNC Wilm-
ington, a game that ended in a
tight finish and heartbreaking
loss for the Lady Pirates.
Wilmington's Meg Withrow
hit her only points of the con-
test with 10 seconds remain-
ing, putting the Seahawks up
by 1, 57-56. ECU had one last
chance when Jackson went up
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Ladies
from page A6
job this year, whose to say it is
the correct system? If USC wins
a close game instead of blowing
out Oklahoma, the controversy
would not have been solved and
everyone would be left trying
to figure out who was number
one. No matter how you feel
about the BCS or the 2004 col-
lege football season, you have to
give it up for the Trojans of USC.
They have had a great run here
in 2004 and are deserving of that
national title.
So, what's up for 2005?
My prediction is another
national title for USC. Who is
going to stop them and their 79
returning players? Here's another
prediction. The BCS will screw
something up.
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Matt Leinart and Steve Smith terrorized OU's defense.
for a two-foot jump shot with
three seconds on the clock,
but the attempt fell just short
and time ran out. Regard-
less of her last second miss,
Jackson moved up on the Lady
Pirates' all-time scoring list to
number 11.
Next on the agenda for
the Lady Pirates was West Vir-
ginia. ECU got off to a blaz-
ing start, building a 17-3
lead and at one point lead-
ing by as many as 16 points.
However, WVU closed the
gap before the end of the half
as they went on an 18-9 spurt,
leaving ECU with just a five-
point lead at halftime. The Lady
Mountaineers then opened the'
second half on a 28-4 run,
crushing the Lady Pirates' hopes
of regaining any momentum
or shot at the lead. ECU fell
for the third consecutive
game, 76-54.
The Lady Pirates finally broke
their losing streak, much to
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monwealth. ECU finally got its
Christmas wish as they crushed
VCU, 68-45. Jackson and Sutton
combined for 50 of ECU's 68
total points.
ECU then traveled far-
ther up the east coast to'
New York to play against the
University of Buffalo. After
30 minutes of stifling defense
and tenacious competition
Buffalo's Brooke Meunier
hit what proved to be the
game winning three-pointer
with 1:16 remaining.
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close games and in the past
In their last eight outings, the
Pirates have managed to come
away with just one win against
an under-manned and Division
11 opponent, St. Andrews. Four
of the Pirates' seven losses have
been by five points or less, with
the most recent heartbreaker at
the hands of the South Florida
Bulls, 72-71. ECU also lost to
Old Dominion University in the
final few seconds of the game,
led a very good South Carolina
team for most of the second half
before relinquishing the lead and
falling 57-53 and fell victim to
Western Carolina on the road in
overtime 77-72.
Most of the blame for the
Pirates' recent downfall could be
placed on their sub-par shooting
in the seven losses, which tops
out at a lowly average of 35.7 per-
cent. Along with not putting the
ball in the bucket, Coach Herrion
believes his team is not doing
what it takes down the stretch
to win basketball games.
"What we're having trouble
doing is closing out games Her-
rion said.
"We're a good basketball
team, but we just haven't figured
out what to do when things
get tough and it gets down the
stretch. There's not a lot of lead-
ership and we don't make plays
The Pirates will have to
change their performance down
the stretch of games, especially
now, as they have already played
two conference games and came
away on the wrong side of the
box score in both. In the home
C-USA opener, ECU held a 13-
point second half lead against
the Bulls only to see it vanish.
"Maybe the league, the ath-
letes and the size intimidates us
a little bit Herrion said.
ECU did show signs of
improvement at Halton Arena
in Charlotte this past Saturday,
as the Pirates hung tough with
the 49ers throughout the contest,
eventually falling 72-60. The key.
to game may not have been the
outcome but rather the score.
The Pirates in their three previ-
ous trips to Halton Arena left on.
the losing side, each time by 20
plus points.
"I'm encouraged with how
our team is playing lately Her-
rion said.
"I thought we gave ourselves
a chance to win tonight. We're
close
The Pirates may be close to'
breaking through, but as Herrion
and his team knows, close will1
not cut it in league play, espe-
cially in a league like C-USA. i
ECU welcomes the 20th
ranked Cincinnati Bearcats into.
Minges Coliseum tomorrow
night. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m.
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Yow to miss two games with
recurrence of breast cancer
RALEIGH, NC (AP) � North
Carolina State women's basket-
ball coach Kay Yow will miss two
games because of a recurrence
of breast cancer, which she was
first diagnosed with nearly two
decades ago.
Yow who earned her 600th
victory at the school last month
!will miss Friday's game against
�North Carolina and next week's
,game against Virginia Tech, the
i school said Monday.
Yow, 62, is expected to return
.to the bench against Miami on
Jan. 20. Associate head coach
Stephanie Glance will take over
in the interim.
Yow had surgery last month
to treat what school officials
described as a "limited tumor
recurrence She has kept the
team informed of her condition
along the way, Glance said.
"Coach Yow handles every-
thing with a lot of poise and
grace Glance said Monday
morning. "She just sets a greai
'example. No matter what our
initial reactions were, she's such
a warrior, a graceful warrior.
'She's most concerned with her
team through all of this
Yow was originally diagnosed
with the disease in 1987.
Besides her surgery,
her relapse has been treated
with radiation and daily hor-
mone therapy.
Yow's doctors said the recur-
rence is unusual but not rare.
It is often controlled by the
treatments Yow will continue to
receive, the school said. As a first
phase, Yow will follow a program
that modifies her diet over the
next eight days.
School spokeswoman Chen-
nelle Miller would not say where
Yow was seeking treatment.
"She's feeling good. She's in
good health Miller said. "She's
going to come back and be as
good as she was before
Yow has a 665-303
career record in 34 seasons,
including a 608-284 mark in 30
years at NC State. She is a member
of the Naismith Basketball Hall of
Fame and coached the 1988 U.S.
Olympic team to a gold medal.
Yow is one of five Division
I coaches with 600 wins at the
same school, reaching that
milestone when the Wolfpack
beat Seton Hall 65-36 in Decem-
ber.
Yow coached in two
games this week, leading the
Wolfpack (12-3) to an upset of
Vanderbilt, ending the Commo-
dores' 49-game home non-confer-
ence winning streak. NC State lost
78-65 at Clemson on Sunday,
Yow's last game.
Glance said the players knew
that she would leave the team
afterward for treatment.
"She has kept them informed
but was also very protective
of them Glance said. "She
didn't want them to be hanging,
wondering what was happening
next. She waited until she could
know as much as she could the
first time she told them
Yow's contract runs through
the end of the 2008-09 season.
"Our thoughts and prayers
are with Coach Yow athletic
director Lee Fowler said in a
statement. "We expect Coach
Yow to resume her normal duties
when she returns and we look
forward to her coaching many,
many years with the Wolfpack
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Moss likely to be fined for pretend mooning
NEW YORK (AP) � Randy
Moss is almost sure to be fined
for pretending to moon fans in
Green Bay during a playoff win,
according to NFL rules.
The league is looking into the
star receiver's antics in Minne-
sota's 31-17 win over the Packers
on Sunday and will announce its
ruling later this week.
When asked whether the oft-
fined Moss would be penalized
again, a league spokesman recited
Ml. rules mandating discipline
for "obscene gestures or other
actions construed as being in
poor taste
A fine for the first offense
under those guidelines is $5,000.
Moss has not previously been
fined for such action, but paid
a $25,000 penalty in 1999 for
squirting an official with a water
bottle.
In the last year, the NFL has
dealt with a couple of highly pub-
licized situations that many fans
found objectionable. There was
the Janet Jackson breast-baring
episode during the halftime show
of the Super Bowl in February and
the steamy "Monday Night Foot-
ball" introduction this season
featuring Philadelphia receiver
Terrell Owens and "Desper-
ate Housewives" star Nicollette
Sheridan.
On Sunday, Moss caught a
touchdown pass in the fourth
quarter and headed toward the
goalpost. I le then turned his back
to the Lambeau Field crowd, bent
over and pantomimed pulling
down his pants.
"Just having a little fun with
the boys Moss told a Fox reporter
as he left the field. "I hope I don't
get in trouble by it, but if 1 do I'll
take the heat
Moss, making $5 million
this season, declined comment
Monday.
Vikings coach Mike Tice said
he spoke Monday with NFL vice
president Art Shell.
"The league has called me
Tice said. "I didn't see it until
last night
Tice added he always thought
of Green Bay fans as having "a
tremendous amount of class" but
that he didn't think they acted
that way Sunday.
Indianapolis Colts coach
Tony Dungy said he saw Moss'
action and, "I thought it was kind
of humorous
"It's not the kind of thing
you want to see on national TV,
but I understand what it was all
about he said.
"Anyone who has played in
the NFC Central knows what
that's about. The fans in Green
Bay have a tradition in the park-
ing lot after the game where they
moon the visiting team's bus
he said. "It's kind of a unique
send-off
"I had seen it seven times
because when I was with the
Vikings, we lost to them seven
times up there he said.
Fox did not show a replay of
Moss' display during the game.
"It was inappropriate to replay
it in the contextof the game Fox
spokesman Lou D'Ermilio said.
ESPN declined to show the
replay Sunday because, "in the
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end, we decided a conservative
approach, taking a breath rather
than rushing to air, would be
prudent spokesman Josh Krule-
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He added: "In hindsight, we
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day it happened while being very
mindful of not being gratuitous
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Krulewitz said replays were
to be shown Monday "conserva-
tively, based on the NFL's and the
Vikings' reaction to it
Last month, Denver
quarterback Jake Plummer was
fined $5,000 for an obscene
gesture.
Moss was originally fined
$40,000 in 1999 fot squirting
an official, but it was reduced to
$25,000 on appeal.
Moss verbally abused
corporate sponsors on the team
bus in 2001. That resulted in
the team fining him $15,000
and forcing him to attend anger
management classes.
In December of 2002, he was
fined $1,200 by a judge after
being charged with bumping
a traffic officer with his car in
downtown Minneapolis.
And last week, he was chewed
out by teammates for leaving
the field before the end of a
loss in Washington. Center
Matt Birk, one of the Vikings'
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quarterback Daunte Culpepper
also was upset.
Moss, his hair poofed out in
a giant Afro, had four receptions
for 70 yards and two touchdowns
in Sunday's game.
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Announcing the Spring 2005 ACUi
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Sat. January 22 10 a.m5 p.m.
MSC Social Room
Tournament winners will be awarded trophies and the opportunity to
represent ECU at regional competitions to be held at Virginia Tech University
which is located in Blacksburg, VA the weekend of February 18-20, 2005.
All expenses for the trip will be paid by Mendhall Student Center.
There is a $2.00 registration fee for each tournament. Registration forms
are available at the MSC, Billiards Center & Outer
Limitz Bowling Center located on the ground floor of Mendenhall Sudent
Center. Call the Recreations Program Office at 328-4738 for more
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Cost: $35 member
Exercise Wisely for Faculty & Staff
Cost: $25 (non-member)
Relaxation through Yoga & Pilates
Cost: $25$35
Tai Chi
Cost: $25$35
Aquasize (New!)
Cost:$IO$20
Dynamic Definition: Yoga & Pilates
Cost: $25$35
Hatha Yoga: Body, Breath & Spirit
Cost: $35$45
AM Yoga
Cost: $30$40
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Cost: FREE
AB-Solutions
Cost: $2$ 10
Yoga at Noon
Cost: $25$35
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Cost:FREE$IO
Weight Training for Dummies
Cost: $5$ 10
RECREATIONAL
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122
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Pre-Trip. 118 Cost. $2535
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Pre-Trip. NA Cost. FREE$5
INTRAMURAL
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ll I Basketball Registration Meeting
Time. 5:00pm Location. MSC 244
118 Bowling Registration
Time. I0am-6pm Location. SRC 128
124 Foosball Registration
Time. I0am-6pm Location. SRC 128
124 Racquetball Registration
Time. I0am-6pm Location. SRC 128
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Carolina (252) 328-6387
university www.recserv.ecu.edu
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The East Carolinian, January 11, 2005
Description
East Carolina's student-run campus newspaper was first published in 1923 as the East Carolina Teachers College News (1923-1925). It has been re-named as The Teco Echo (1925, 1926-1952), East Carolinian (1952-1969), Fountainhead (1969-1979), and The East Carolinian (1969, 1979-present). It includes local, state, national, and international stories with a focus on campus events.
Date
January 11, 2005
Original Format
newspapers
Extent
3cm x 2cm
Local Identifier
UA50.05.06.02.1781
Contributor(s)
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
University Archives
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