The East Carolinian, January 19, 2005
Volume 80 Number 43
January 19,2005
MLK honored in
candlelight vigil
Students, faculty gather to
remember civil rights hero
An estimated 80-100 ECU
students, faculty and Greenville
residents participated in a candle
light vigil and march down Col-
lege Hill to commemorate Martin
Luther King Day on Jan. 17 at
5:30 p.m.
People tolerated freezing tem-
peratures to hear speakers quote
some of King's most favored
speeches as well as hear the ECU
Gospel Choir Praise Team ser-
enade the crowd with messages
of hope and love.
The march began at Belk
Residence Hall and carried forth
down College Hill to Fletcher
Music Hall.
The event started two years
ago and is an ongoing project.
Alpha Phi Alpha, a national Afri-
can American founded fraternity
which King was a member of,
helped direct the event.
Montique Warren, president
of Alpha Phi Alpha and co-chair-
man of the program, said the
program was intended to bring
students of all backgrounds
together and not forget where
we come from, but where we
must go.
"1 hope they gained some-
thing useful about MLK, I hope
they view the student body
differently seeing the different
faces and people out there said
"We can work together and
do something good on ECU's
campus and that can be carried
out each day
Dorthea Taylor, graduate
student studying sacred music,
choral conducting and vocal
performance, led in the vocal
part of the march.
Taylor led the march partici-
pants with a series of "freedom
songs songs that began as negro
spiritual songs, used to illustrate
the struggles during the civil
rights movement.
Taylor said she appreciated
the vigil and entire program as
it paid tribute to MLK and his
views. She said racial issues still
exist in our present society.
"We're still not exactly where
we could be looking at the
world in general, racism still
exists and we still have much
farther to go said Taylor.
Taylor said she observed inci-
dents in which African Americans
had been handcuffed downtown
for loitering when there were
many people doing the same
thing. She said it wasn't just any
African American males, it was
the ones who looked the same
being the ones with the doo rags
and sports jerseys.
"That just simply opened my
eyes as to where we are said
Alpha Phi Alpha, in col-
laboration with Ledonia Wright
Cultural Center, Black Student
Union, the Diversity Awareness
Committee, NAACP and the
Student Volunteer Service-Center
organized the march.
Warren said things worked
out according to plan and there
was a good turnout. He said he
would have liked for there to
have been a more diverse crowd
but he was happy people-showed
up despite the cold weather. This
was his third year organizing the
event along with Alpha Phi Alpha.
Alpha Phi Alpha took a few
moments during the beginning
of the ceremony to recall King's
most memorable speeches and
events. Several Alpha Phi Alpha
members recited quotations.
The evening was capped by a
musical tribute to King by Afri-
can American-song artist Darryl
Taylor. Taylor's performance
included works he sang written
by Paul Laurence Dunbar and
Langston Hughes.
The theme of the event was
E. Pluribus Unwn in Our Beloved
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
Darryl Taylor gave a musica
performance in honor of MLK.
Students watch as speakers talk about King's message and legacy during the candlelight
vigil and march from the top of College Hill Drive.
Members of the Greenville community walk back to the park during their annual march on MLK Day to the courthouse.
ECU professor dedicates nearly a
decade to studying names of streets
named after Martin Luther King Jr.
Process faces
numerous obstacles
In the United States there
are an estimated 730 streets
named after Martin Luther King
Jr. to honor and remember the
deceased civil rights leader.
There are streets to honor
King in large cities such as
Washington, DC and smaller
towns such as New Bern and
Greenville, but how these
streets come to be named is a
complicated and sometimes
contentious process.
Derek Alderman, a
professor in the geography
department, has devoted
approximately a decade toward
studying the naming of
roads after King. He said the bat-
tles to have a street named after
the civil rights leader are often
a fierce point of contention
within cities and communi-
"King's name tends to be
located in neighborhoods
highly populated by African
Americans said Alderman.
"African Americans really
struggle to get roads named
for King that reach outside the
black community
Alderman said the
difficulty in getting the streets
named comes from a mixture
ECU students
volunteer Monday
in honor of holiday
very promi-
of factors, such as resistance
from whites who sometimes
do not have the same rever-
ence for King and therefore
lack- the same strong desire to
honor him.
"King is a
ne n t, well
figure, but not
everyone iden-
tifies with him
the same way
Alderman said.
has shown that
African Ameri-
cans identify
with King fully
and whites not
so much
from business
owners, who
feel that chang-
ing the name of
the street they
are located on
wou Id hurt
their profits,
also proves to
be a major obstacle.
Alderman said any-
time a business changes
its address, there are costs that
come with changing letter-
heads, envelopes and invoices
among other things. These
changes can be a significant
expense to businesses and
therefore play a major role in
owners not wanting to change
their street's name.
However, Alderman said
many cities have tried to work
with these business owners
to relieve any concerns or cost
New Bern renamed Claren-
don Boulevard to Dr. M.L. King
Jr. Boulevard
"King is a very
historical figure,
but not everyone
identifies with him
the same way
Derek Alderman
Geography department
in 2000. The
move was met
with opposi-
tion from
some busi-
ness owners
and the city
gave them a
year to make
the necessary
and the street
is currently
renamed West
Fifth Street to
Martin Luther
King Jr. Drive
in 1999, but
residents and
business owners resisted the
attempt to change the entire
street instead of just a por-
The process of getting
a road renamed requires peti-
tioners to go before a local
government and ask for the
honor to be bestowed.
After this, government
officials decide which street
should bear the name, which
often leads to heated debates
concerning the location or
how much of the chosen road
should be renamed.
Alderman said while it
may seem silly to make such
a fuss over naming a road, for
African Americans it's a major
part of their history. Streets
have played a major role in the
civil rights movement from
the Montgomery bus boycott
and the freedom riders to
countless marches.
Alderman said he devel-
oped an interest in roads
named after King after driv-
ing on a rural highway in
Georgia when he saw a street
bearing King's name and
wondered to himself how that
came to be.
"I come from a history
background I'm really inter-
ested in how people use their
landscape to remember the
past Alderman said.
The ECU Geography
Club, who are working with
Alderman, are in the final
stages of completing a bro-
chure. They hope to distribute
thousands of copies during
black history month. The
brochure will give a detailed
account on the history and
politics behind naming roads
after King.
This writer can be contacted at
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More than 100
students work
throughout city
More than 100 ECU students
gathered Monday morning and
dispersed throughout Greenville
to perform volunteer work at
various local organizations for
the MLK Day Challenge.
Jason Denius, director of the
ECU Student Volunteer Service
Center, said when you read
Martin Luther King Jrs quotes,
you can see how service can bring
people together from all walks of
life regardless of a person's color,
ethnic background or beliefs.
"Service to meet a common
community problem or address
a common community issue is
a way to bring people together
said Denius.
"The motto of ECU is 'to
serve' and I think ECU students
exemplify that motto
Places that students worked
included homes of the disabled
and elderly, the Boys and Girls
Club, the Ronald McDonald House
and the American Cancer Society.
Denius said this day of ser-
vice coincides with both the vol-
unteer center and Martin Luther
King Day as it brings people
together with the community
and it is all in honor of MLK.
"He (King) thought service
was so very important, he used
that to bring people together
in his day and I think we're
just continuing that and hon-
oring his legacy Denius said.
"I can't think of a better way
to honor King than to do service
in his name and I hope and
think he would be proud of us
David Dennard, member
of the history department and
member of the MLK observance
committee, said there was an
effort to increase the number of
students to get involved.
"Dr. King was all about ser-
vice and was also motivated by
what John Kennedy said to a
student, when he said 'it's not
what your country can do for
you it's what you can do for your
country said Dennard.
"If you see problems in your
country take the initiative to try
and correct those problems
He said the foundation of
the Civil Rights Movement is
to provide service and the ECU
volunteer center wanted to facili-
tate this movement in passing
this touch to students at ECU.
The service and high participa-
tion says something wonderful
about ECU students and clearly
illustrates that ECU students are
working toward changing the
world and getting involved to
make things better.
"This will say to the world
that we are still concerned with
the legacy that King and other
civil rights activists started
in the 1960s Dennard said.
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WEDNESDAY January 19, 2005
Campus News
ECU Ambassadors application
deadline is Jan. 26.
AA meeting
AA meetings are open to all
students Wednesdays at noon
in 14 Mendenhall and will be
held to discuss alcohol-related
issues. Call 760-500-8918 for
more information.
Honor fraternity meeting
Phi Sigma Pi National Co-ed
Honor Fraternity will be
holding a follow-up meeting
on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 5
p.m. in 221 Mendenhall for both
those who attended or missed
the informational meeting on
Tuesday. All majors are welcome
to attend, but students must have
a 3.2 GPA. For more information,
contact Loren Trull at
Gamma Beta Phi meeting
Members of Gamma Beta Phi
will meet for the first time this
semester Wednesday, Jan. 19 in
1031 Bate at 5:30 p.m.
Speech and
Hearing screenings
Speech and hearing screenings
for the spring semester will be held
Jan. 24, Jan. 25 or Jan. 26 from 5
- 6 p.m. at the clinic in Belk Annex,
near the intersection of Charles
Boulevard and the 264 by-pass.
begins at 4:45 p.m. at the
west entrance of the clinic and
ends at 5:45 p.m. Screenings are
done on a first-come-first-serve
basis and no calls are accepted.
Make-up sessions are held each
Friday morning and there Is a
$20 fee. For a make-up session
appointment, call 328-4405.
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-
Shadowing Program
Students still have a chance
to participate In a five-week
session to shadow in areas of
medicine with the Primary Care
Physicians Shadowing Program.
Approximately 20 students will
participate In the program. Students
must have at least a 3.3 GPA and
be a sophomore or junior. For
details contact Karen Floyd at 328-
2645 or
Commuter Breakfast
Student Professional Development
is hosting the Good Morning
Commuter Breakfast Jan. 20 from
8:30-11:30 a.m. at the lower level
in MSC. Bruce Maxwell, associate
director of Student Professional
Development, will be available
to talk about career services
provided by SPD.
Great Decisions 2005
Beginning Jan. 22, ECU will
sponsor the Foreign Policy
Association's Great Decisions
Program. The event includes
a series of lectures held every
Saturday from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. in
the New Rivers West Auditorium for
eight consecutive weeks. Topics will
range from the Middle East
and Russia to Intelligence
Reform and Overseas Job
Outsourcing. Attending costs
$49 for all eight programs,
which includes the textbook.
Full-time students and teachers
can attend for free and
purchase the book for $15.
They can also earn teacher
renewal credits or continuing
education units for attendance.
True Colors
True Colors is a two-hour
workshop that is a fun,
informative communication
system. It Is based on
the Meyers-Briggs Type
Indicator and the work of
David Keirsey and is a research-
based approach to understanding
human behavior and motivation.
There is no charge, but only the
first 50 people to sign up will
be admitted The event will be
offered Jan 25 from 2 - 4 p.m. and
Jan. 26 from 10 am12 p.m. To sign
up, contact Paula Kennedy-Dudley
by Friday, Jan. 21 at 328-6824.
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News Briefs
NC couple sought In
taking kids from foster home
BOONE NC - Two young children and
the parents who allegedly kidnapped
them at gunpoint from their foster
home this weekend remained at
large after shaking police in the
mountains along the Tennessee
border, authorities said.
An Amber Alert was issued Saturday
in western NC and east Tennessee
after the abduction of Breanna
Genevieve Chambers, 11 months
old, and her brother, James Paul
Chambers, 2.
Authorities say their father, James Lee
Canter, 28, brandished a gun when he
and their mother, Alisha Chambers,
18, took the children from a foster
home in the Valle Crucis area.
Neither the couple nor the children had
been found as of Tuesday morning,
Watauga County Sheriff Mark Shook
did not immediately return a call
about the case Tuesday morning.
The couple was seen just over the
state line, in Johnson County, Tenn
on Saturday. All Tennessee authorities
found their cream-colored Mercury
Cougar containing a rifle and a
handgun matching the description
given by the children's foster parents,
Shook said.
Given the weather in the mountains
- the temperature barely rose into
the teens during the day Monday
- Watauga County authorities doubt
the family is on foot and hiding.
"We strongly believe somebody's
helping them: family, associates Maj.
Paula Townsend told The Charlotte
"Somebody had to have picked
them up
The sheriffs office has been looking
for Canter since March 6, when
authorities raided the couple's
home in a remote northern comer
of Watauga County and discovered
a methamphetamine lab.
NC woman stabbed
100 times, husband charged
BURLINGTON, NC - A woman who
was killed less than two weeks after
she sought to set aside a domestic
violence protective order against her
husband was stabbed more than 100
times and beaten with a blunt object,
an autopsy found.
On the request to withdraw the
domestic violence protective order,
Tracy Michelle Sellars wrote that
she believed her husband was not
a threat to her or their child, a 10-
week-old son.
The autopsy indicated Sellars, 32, died
in November from a combination of
stab wounds and blunt force wounds.
The sheriff's department seized a
hammer from her home that deputies
believe was used as a weapon.
Some of the stab wounds are in sets,
and their shapes Indicate that Sellars
was stabbed with a pair of scissors,
the autopsy found. Two pieces of
metal blades were embedded in
Sellars' skull.
Her husband, John Willie Sellars, 37,
has been indicted on a first-degree
murder charge.
Relatives said the Sellarses had a
volatile relationship for the entire two
years they were together. They had
been married just over a year when
Tracy Sellars was killed.
John Sellars is on probation for
assaulting his wife and was under
a court order to stay away from her.
On Oct. 20, he was charged with
second-degree kidnapping, assault
on a female, misdemeanor child
abuse and interfering with emergency
Massive search
ends for Utah avalanche
PARK CITY, Utah - After four days
of searching a 16-acre debris field,
rescue crews ended their large-
scale probe for victims of last week's
powerful avalanche.
Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds
said chances were good that the
avalanche near Park City, about 20
miles east of Salt Lake City, trapped
only one person.
Monday was the last day searchers
would gather in large numbers. A
limited search will continue, but
bigger groups won't scale the
mountain again unless authorities
receive a credible tip that someone
Is missing.
"Right now, we believe that we have
taken the one sole victim out of there
Edmunds said. "There's been four
solid days and there's just no reason
to believe that there's more victims
out there
Eyewitness accounts of Friday's slide
initially led authorities to believe that
as many as five people may have
been caught in a debris field up to
30 feet deep in spots.
Police have cleared all but three
names from a list of potential victims,
"but it's very probable they are not
involved Edmunds said. "Some of
these individuals have not contacted
family for months
The body of one man, Shane Maixner,
27, of Sandpolnt, Idaho, was recovered
Sunday with the help of trained
dogs and rescuers sensed that the
discovery of other clothing items
meant more victims were nearby.
Edmunds pulled back from that
Monday, saying it's common during
rescue efforts to find incidental items
unrelated to a search.
The snow slide occurred in an out-of-
bounds area near The Canyons resort
that had been marked with skull and
crossbones warning signs because
of the avalanche danger.
Bush says he has
a big second-term agenda
WASHINGTON - As President Bush
prepares to take office for a second
term this week, he says he's worried
that people "kind of write me off"
before he can get things done.
Bush said Monday he has "a big
agenda in mind which Includes
his campaign promises to overhaul
Social Security and the legal liability
system; improve the tax code, school
standards and the budget process;
and make health care accessible to
more Americans.
He acknowledges that four years
isn't a lot of time to get it all done
but says he hopes Republicans and
Democrats can unite now that all
of his campaigns are behind him.
The good news is I'm not running
again, so maybe politics won't creep in
quite as fast" he told CBS News during
a round of network interviews Monday
afternoon. "We got to get moving
and get some things done before
- before people kind of write me off
Bush said unity across party lines
would be the most important message
in his inaugural address Thursday.
"I have a responsibility to try to unite
this country to achieve big things for
all Americans Bush told ABC News.
"I will say that in my inaugural address.
I'm looking forward to the challenge
Before the president delivers his
State of the Union address, Iraqis will
hold the first elections for their new
government, but turnout Is expected
to be limited by the threat of violence
at the polls. Bush said the elections
are proving to be "a little bumpy but
the fact that they are being held at all
is a success. The fact that there's a
vote Is fantastic Bush told NBC News.
video shows eight
Chinese laborers held hostage
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Insurgents
released a video Tuesday showing
eight Chinese workers held hostage
by gunmen who claim the men
are employed by a construction
company working with U.S. troops,
in the latest abduction of foreigners
in Iraq.
China's government confirmed the
kidnappings, and the official Xinhua
News Agency said diplomats were
"making all efforts to rescue the eight
The eight construction workers from
China's southern Fujian province went
missing last week while traveling to
Jordan, Xinhua said.
In the video, delivered to various news
organizations, the eight men appear
in front of a small mud brick building
and display their passports for the
camera. The men are flanked by two
gunmen with headscarves wrapped
around their faces.
In a handwritten note delivered with
the tape, an insurgent group calling
it the al-Numan Brigades said it
abducted the men as they were on
their way out of the country.
"After interrogation, we found that they
are working for a Chinese construction
company that is working inside
American sites in Iraq the note said.
The note indicated the group might
release the hostages because China
did not participate in the war.
"The movement decided to free
these Chinese soon on condition
that they will not go back to their
work with the occupation forces.
And we hope the Chinese company
will not deal with these forces the
message said.
Archbishop kidnapped
In northern Iraq Is freed
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) - A Catholic
archbishop kidnapped in northern
Iraq was freed Tuesday after one
day in captivity and said his
abductors did not intend to target
the church.
No ransom was paid to win the
release of Archbishop Basile
Georges Casmoussa, 66, of the
Syrian Catholic Church, a branch
of the Roman Catholic Church, the
church said. Casmoussa, an Iraqi,
lives in the northern city of Mosul.
"I'm happy to have returned to the
bishop's office Casmoussa told
Vatican Radio. "I can say that I wasn't
"I think that my kidnapping was a
coincidence. It doesn't seem to me
that they wanted to strike at the
church per se
The Vatican, which branded the
kidnapping a "despicable terrorist
act said a $200,000 ransom
was demanded. Potris Moshi, an
assistant to Casmoussa, said it had
not been paid.
"He has been freed and he is on
his way home without paying any
ransom Moshi said Tuesday when
announcing the archbishop's release.
Pope John Paul II, who had prayed
for Casmoussa's release, was
informed immediately of the release,
said papal spokesman Joaquin
"He changed his prayer to one of
thanks Navarro-Valls said.
He added that the Vatican
viewed the kidnapping as part of the
general climate of violence in Iraq. He
said the archbishop was well loved in
the community.
ECU surgeon performs robotic surgery online
Procedure repairs
mitral valve
A surgeon from ECU per-
formed liveonline surgery Tuesday
to repair a mitral valve with the
assistance of robotic technology.
W. Randolph Chitwood,
senior associate chancellor at
the Brody School of Medicine
and chief of cardiovascular and
thoracic surgery at Pitt County
Memorial Hospital, performed
the surgery online, making the
procedure accessible to doctors
around the world.
The procedure was moderated
by another ECU surgeon, Wiley
Nifong, who answered e-mailed
questions from other surgeons
watching the procedure. Sur-
geon, Richard Cook, assisted
Chitwood in the procedure.
"We believe that this type of
medical education, especially sur-
gery, is really the future as it gives
the learner true interaction with
the procedure or operation and
the operator said Chitwood.
The heart has four valves and
the mitral Is one of the main two
of these valves.
Chitwood said mitral valves
can leak for a variety of reasons,
such as heart attack or infection,
but the most common type is
when cords in the valve rupture
from degeneration.
"In the past, mitral valve
replacements were the standard of
care, prior to 1980 or so we've
learned how to repair the valves
so now the patient doesn't have to
take blood thinners and preserves
their own valve Chitwood said.
"The mitral valve is particu-
larly amenable to repair
The robotic technology being
used is known as the Da Vinci Sur-
gical System, which was developed
in California in the late 1990s.
ECU surgeons were the first to
perform a complete mitral valve
repair surgery in May 2000 using
the Da Vinci Surgical System,
after which the device underwent
FDA testing and was cleared to be
a safe and efficient device able to
be used by other surgeons.
Chitwood said the main ben-
efit of the robotic assistance is the
ability to be at a distance outside
the chest and do what is known
as telemanipulation.
"If you take a stitch with your
hand, the same stitch is recreated
Inside the chest with a needle and
a needle holder or a knife or a pair
of scissors Chitwood said.
"To this end we can make
these instruments tiny, with a
high level of manipulability with-
out any human tremor, therefore
making you ambidextrous and
able to access areas that were
humanly impossible in the past
The robotic technology also
allows the surgeon to use the eyes
of the system instead of relying
solely on his own vision, thereby
making the surgery a much more
efficient procedure.
Chitwood said patients ben-
efit from robotically assisted
surgery because it allows the sur-
gery to be a minimally invasive
Dr. Chitwood broadcasts heart
operation, plus the patients have
less blood loss, spend less time on
the ventilator and have a quicker
time of recovery.
The broadcast of the mitral
valve surgery will be performed
by the Eastern Carolina Cardio-
vascular Institute, which is an
association of Pitt County Memo-
surgery over the Internet.
rial Hospital and ECU.
Chitwood said there are
about 30 teams taught by ECU
surgeons that are employing
robotic technology to assist
with surgery.
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new members
Inter Fraternity Council rush is taking place through Friday
of this week. People interested can visit each organization's
specified rush location to participate. For more information,
contact Rush Chairman Chris Childers at 378-5617.
National Pan Hellenic Council is holding a recruitment
meeting this evening at 8 p.m. in the Mendenhall social
rooms. All nine organizations will have tables and booths
set up to provide additional information to prospective
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Representatives from complexes around Greenville came to
the fair to show features of their apartments.
Off-campus living
holds apartment fair
Students say
event was helpful
The ECU Center for Off-
campus Living sponsored
an apartment fair Tuesday
from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the
Mendenhall Great Rooms.
Paula Kennedy-Dudley, direc-
tor of adult and commuter student
services, coordinated the fair.
"The main goal of this apart-
ment fair is to allow students
living on and off campus to shop
for housing that is offered within
the Greenville community and on
the ECU campus said Dudley.
"We just want to help stu-
dents find a good fit with their
.housing choices. Hopefully we
can aid students in securing a
clean and safe place to live
Dudley said there was an
excellent number of apartment
complexes, considering this
was their first-annual event.
Approximately 25 booths
were set up around the Great
Room, all representing the vari-
ous apartment complexes. The
displays used bright colors,
attractive posters and free give-
aways to attract students to their
tables. Free gifts included pizza,
candy, T-shirts and booklets.
Cox Communications
also provided a DVD player
to be raffled off to those
who entered the drawing.
A new database registry
developed by ECU and the
center for off-campus living
made its debut at the fair.
Dan Radez who works with
the division of student life said
a Web site will allow students
and apartment groups to access
and advertise information about
available housing in the area.
"We hope that in about six
months, most of the apartments
around Greenville will have
joined the site and those seek-
ing housing will have all the
needed information in one easy
to access Web site said Radez.
Students who attended had a
positive opinion of the event.
Jason Sterling, an undecided
freshman, said he liked the idea
of an apartment fair.
"It's hard to find the informa-
tion on each individual apart-
ment group, so it is definitely
easier to come and have it all
together said Sterling.
Marcus Green, freshman
math education major, said the
event was very helpful.
"Trying to find information
through the Internet and clas-
sifieds is OK, but extremely time
consuming said Green.
"I think this event would be
beneficial for years to come
Mary Louise Antieau, director
of the center for off-campus living,
said they have considered holding
the apartment fair for many years.
"We are glad that it finally
came together successfully and
we hope that it will be appreciated
and next year bring in an even
greater turnout said Antieau.
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Crime Scene
10:03 p.m.
Possession of drugsparaphernalia
Subject(s) found in Scott Hall with
one glass water bong, one glass
smoking pipe and a plastic bag with
8:54 a.m.
Breaking and entering, larceny from
motor vehicle
Unknown person(s) stole items
from a vehicle parked in the
gravel lot on the south side of
Belk Hall. Among the items
stolen were an Alpine CD player, 150
CDs, a flat-screen television, an X Box
game system and 5 X Box games.
2:50 p.m.
Person found trespassing at a
Ficklen Drive parking lot after being
3 p.m.
Unknown person(s) took a Proxima
projector from 1326 Jenkins Art.
1:12 a.m.
A non-student was found on the sixth
floor of Fletcher Hall passed out In
the hallway.
3 a.m.
Simple Assault-Physical
A white female student
reported being struck by another
person at the Aycock west side
parking lot.
3 a.m.
Drug violations, trespassing
Persons were found possessing
marijuana and trespassing in
White Hall. Two 19-year-old white
males were later arrested for
trespassing and one 18-year-old
white male was arrested for the drug
4:27 am
Person(s) found in possession
of marijuana, paraphernalia and
concealing a knife in Tyler Hall.
9:10 p.m.
Giving false information to
an LE.0
A 25-year-old black male was
arrested for providing false
information to a law enforcement
officer at Fletcher Hall. The 170-
pound man was armed with a
personal weapon.
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WEDNESDAY January 19, 2005
Our View
New additions mean
change for Pirate athletics
With the completion of the new baseball
stadium just weeks away, the dedicated fans
that comprise the Pirate Nation are beaming
with pride.
ECU will boast a state-of-the-art complex to
host regional and national tournaments for
years to come. For the first time, our university
can claim to hold one of the top baseball
venues in not only the state, but in the nation.
Hopefully, the complex is a only a sign of
things to come for Pirate athletics.
TEC believes the additions of new Athletic
Director Terry Holland and new football Head
Coach Skip Holtz have our ship steered
toward open water, void of the many hidden
dangers below the surface of the murky
waters that is college athletics.
The question is, "what next?" No doubt Hol-
land has many ideas swirling through that
experienced and successful brain of his, but
what will come to the forefront?
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum has
an atmosphere like no other, but could use
some minor improvements.
More than a handful of other sports deserve
more recognition, money and better facili-
ties. The successes of track and field and
the swimming and diving squads go largely
Make no mistake about it, football is the
major breadwinner for the Pirates and should
be the focus. However, with many universities
departing Conference USA next season and
the incoming teams far from exceptional,
ECU should contend for a conference cham-
pionship in nearly every sport. That future
success will lead to a constant monetary
flow from all directions.
TEC believes getting snubbed by other
conferences in past years will prove to be
a blessing in disguise for ECU. Next time
around, the Pirates will be more than ready.
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Opinion Columnist
Procrastination hits close to home
Pirate Rant
ECU students should be the
people who do the halftime
challenges during ECU basketball
games. They have little children
do it to reduce the probability of
someone actually winning.
What is up with the sushi
they are serving in the Wright
Place now? Sushi isn't sushi if it
is fully cooked. Also, you only get
three choices. The old sushi was
way better.
Thank you TEC for recog-
nizing the ECU swimming and
diving team. Those athletes work
just as hard as the football and
basketball teams and yet they
get no praise, even when they
are number one in the nation.
This is what should be plastered
across the athletics Web page,
not more basketball losses and
donation news.
Why do people use umbrellas
when the wind is blowing 15 mph?
An umbrella won't do you good.
Attention Greenville drivers,
they made turning lanes for a
reason. I suggest using them.
People, did you forget that
it's January? Those of you who
decided to wear shorts and flip
flops last week, please don't
spread your germs to everyone by
not covering your mouth when
you sneeze or cough. Don't be
mad at us because we remem-
bered it was January.
Writer's block
leads to laundry
It's amazing what one will do when
one decides to procrastinate. Actually,
I should probably rephrase that. It's
amazing what one will do when one
does procrastinate. You see, I know that
in my case, I didn't really mean to delay
- it just sort of happened.
I have a deadline and yet, simulta-
neously, writer's block. As Alanis Moris-
sette might have sung in the mid 1990s,
"Isn't it ironic dontcha think?"
Problem is, I was doing little thinking
myself at a time when that's all I needed
to be doing that and writing.
So, while I should have been writing
my weekly column, that's when I found
myself doing anything but. I watched
some of the Golden Globes, which I
realize isn't anything odd or unusual
but it was admittedly distracting. A
three-hour television event is enough
to ruin even those of us with the best
But 1 didn't just sit around watching
TV. 1 made use of my time, although not
in order to do the one thing at the top
of my list. Instead, I prepared, cooked,
refrigerated and froze meals for the
week or more ahead. I felt like some
sort of deranged Martha Stewart, not
to be redundant.
While in the kitchen, I inevitably
noticed that we needed more clean
dishtowels. Thus, 1 decided to do laun-
dry. My roommates will soon be able
to thank me for the fresh towels in the
kitchen drawer.
And my abs can thank me for the
brief workout they got. Doing anything
to avoid the mental work at hand,
I chose to replace my column with
I kept thinking that some sort of
inspiration would hit me -1 would have
one of those eureka moments when a
light bulb would appear over my head
and approximately 600 words would
spill out of me and into my computer.
Unfortunately, it didn't happen like
that. I guess it never does, except in
cartoons, and 1 can't remember Bugs
Bunny ever having to deal with a
Finally, somewhere between
crunches and cleaning, I realized
that I had an obligation to fulfill,
a deadline fast approaching and a
nagging sense of responsibility that
wouldn't go away. I sat down at my
computer and stared at a blank docu-
ment long enough to eventually give
way to typing.
Sometimes that's just what we have
to do when we have a task that we must
complete. Maybe we won't write or
type or even compose our thoughts,
but we'll resolve ourselves to the work
at hand and somehow plod through.
Then we can finish what we promised
to ourselves and others we would do. 1
know - I did it, eventually.
Even the most compulsive and
committed of us can find ourselves
dreading and delaying to the point that
everything else gets done and yet noth-
ing is accomplished in that one area
where we need to focus our attention. I
can certainly vouch for that today.
And, on that note, 1 need to move
those dishtowels from the washer to the
dryer. At least that's almost done.
In My Opinion
Talk radio revolution is bearing fruit
(KRT) � When I was younger, 1
dreamed of someday being a radio
talk show host. I distinctly recall the
evening in 1993 when, at the age of
8, 1 turned on the Kirby Wilbur show
on Seattle's "Hot Talk" 570 KVI. Talk
radio thereafter became a sort of second
classroom for me, a weighty counterbal-
ance to the moral neutrality and civic
illiteracy of my public school.
I count among my teachers Mr.
Wilbur, Rush Limbaugh, Michael
Medved, John Carlson, Michael Reagan,
Floyd Brown and others who came over
the airwaves at various times during
my growing-up years. Rush calls his
program the Limbaugh Institute for
Advanced Conservative Studies, and
this student of talk radio has school
spirit. I've never known a time when
there wasn't conservative talk radio.
Talk radio grows larger in band-
width, talent and influence as time
goes on. When Rush first came on the
national airwaves in 1988, his Seattle
affiliate was an Oldies station. Today,
the burgeoning demand that has
developed around the Rush Limbaugh
Show has brought two conservative
radio stations into prime competition
in the Seattle market. Twenty million
Americans listen to Rush on over 600
stations every week. According to the
American Radio News Audience Survey,
30 percent of Americans who listen to
radio news can be classified as light or
heavy listeners to news through talk
radio stations.
But I never truly appreciated the
Importance of talk radio in American
political culture until Rush Limbaugh
read one of my columns on his program
last March. "This op-ed here by Mr.
Zeiger is just an example of the kind of
thinking that's going on out there in
young people's minds and hearts he
said, "because they're just as frustrated
as you are. They're mature beyond their
years and they're just as frustrated as
you are this stuff is happening, but they
look at it: all this stuff has been tried
isn't working. They want to fix it, not
just talking about it. So there's reason
to be optimistic is the point
Indeed, it is an optimistic time to
be a patriot. There are plenty of reasons
to be pessimistic too - there always are,
and quite literally the world Is dying
- but pessimism has a funny way of
becoming self-fulfilling. We ought
to be optimistic about the future of
this country, not because everything
Is going the right way, but because we
have the right ideals. We should have
such confidence in the strength of our
ideals, such faith that they will endure,
and such trust in our God, that we
never hesitate to partake when a feast
of hope is presented before us.
And I am convinced, having grown
up on talk radio, that Rush Limbaugh,
Sean Hannity, Dennis Prager, Laura
Ingraham, Larry Elder, G. Gordon
Liddy and all of the others have played
a significant part in the battle of ideas
in our time. It is largely due to their
presence on the AM dials of the big
cities and small towns of America that
many of the most important advances
have been made in the popular revival
of conservative ideas. It is because of
Rush Limbaugh in particular, that as he
said, "there's reason to be optimistic
ABC News correspondent Carole
Simpson is quite pessimistic about the
fact that young people are tuning into
talk radio. At a post-election National
Press Club forum, as transcribed by
David Wilmouth of the Media Research
Center, Ms. Simpson erupted, "The
children are saying, 'Well, I hear Rush
Limbaugh and I said, 'That's not the
news And they go, 'But he's talking
about news things Okay, that's really
scary when 1 hear them say that they
think they're getting the news; they
can't make the separation between
the New York Times and ABC News
and NPR and the talk shows Hannity
and Colmes or Bill O'Reilly. It's all the
same to them. That's all news; "Enter-
tainment Tonight it's all news. So it's
been a very frightening thing to me. 1
am scared. I am going to admit to you
that I'm scared
While Ms. Simpson is scared, let us
take heart that the talk radio revolution
is bearing fruit.
Young conservatives are on the
move, thanks to motivation from our
teachers on the air. Rush says that con-
servatism is advancing among young
Americans because "they've grown up
this way. They've had it around them,
which is new
Conservatism is cool these days.
Combined with the Internet, FOX
News, and vibrant conservative print
publications, talk radio has the poten-
tial not only to shape public opinion,
but to mobilize public action for a gen-
eration of young conservatives.
Finally, parents should never under-
estimate the power of talk radio in the
hearing of their kids. It just might save
the country.
Why is it that women who
have read He's fust Not That Into
You always say, "nothing in this
book pertains to me It must per-
tain to you, because your dumb
a- bought the book.
Renovated and ready for
business? Are all the final details
for the completion of Flanagan
simply going to be ignored?
Pre-tests are pointless. They
are a waste of class time when we
actually could be learning some-
thing rather than demonstrating
that we obviously don't know
anything about a subject we have
never been taught.
Rain, snow and sleet do
not mean stop. They are just a
reminder to drive a bit more care-
fully. If everyone stops, there will
be a million more accidents. Just
calm down and if you are really
that scared, don't drive.
Again, someone explain the
shorts, hoodie, beanie and flip-
flops. Get with it people. If it Is
cold enough to wear a hoodie
and beanie, don't you think you
should cover your legs and feet?
The one time I remembered
to bring my umbrella, does it
matter? No, because the wind
kept blowing it inside out anyway.
And it didn't help that getting to
my car required a 20-minute hike
out to Ash Street. I guess it doesn't
matter because by the time you
read this it will be 80 degrees and
sunny once again.
What happened to our bas-
ketball team? All my hopes are
left to the baseball team. Don't
let me down guys.
I think the cheerleaders
for basketball could stand to
be a little more enthusiastic.
Where did they learn to cheer,
a funeral?
Memo to Conference USA:
I suggest you guys clean house
in your officiating department.
I could have sworn I was in fairy
tale land last Wednesday night
- apparently you guys had the
three blind mice at the Cincin-
nati-ECU matchup. Thanks.
Why do people always have
to walk really slow in front of you
like they have all day? Or why do
tall people never look down and
walk all over you? I'm short, but
I've got places to go too people.
With today's youth and all it's
problems, is sterilization really
so bad?
Just because you are pledging
a fraternity, it doesn't mean that
you have to forget about all the
little people. ,
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an anonymous way for students and
staff in the ECU community to voice
their opinions. Submissions can be
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it means you'll have to go back to
school. Believe in your own ability
to learn what you'll need to know.
Taurus: Long-distance contacts
will go through now, and could
lead to hefty profits. Don't fall for
nebulous promises, though. Get
everything down in writing.
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what you promised you'd do. The
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Carins remembers
Valvano with V & Me
Author holds book
signing tonight
With the college basketball
season well underway and March
Madness in the near future, it's
hard to forget some of the NCAA's
legendary basketball coaches. It
has been 22 years since NC State
coach Jim Valvano led his Wolf-
pack to a win over Houston for
the national title and one of the
biggest upsets in NCAA history.
James Thomas Anthony Val-
vano served 10 seasons as head
coach for NC State and within
his tenure won ACC Coach of the
Year twice and sent his Wolfpack
to eight NCAA tournaments, in
'Hole in
my Life'
A man's use of writing
to overcome life
Jack Gantos, author of Hole
in my Life, was born in Mount
Pleasant, Pa. As a child, Gantos
was not good in school nor could
he read at his own grade level and
was often placed in slow classes.
Although many people discour-
aged Gantos, he was well aware of
his own potential. When he was
seven years old his family moved
to Barbados. There he attended
British school - where the major-
ity of their studies were focused
on reading and writing. By the
fifth grade he had managed to
learn about 90 percent of what
he knows today.
Gantos' writing career was
planned in the sixth grade. He
read his sister's diary and discov-
ered that he could write better
than her. This gave Gantos more
self-esteem and a better personal
image of himself. Immediately
Gantos got his own notebook and
began writing all his ideas and
observations. After a long journey
- which is explained in his book
- Gantos finally made it to col-
lege and began writing children's
books. Gantos began teaching
courses and eventually received a
master's degree in children's book
writing at Emerson College. He
now is teaching at the Vermont
Hole in my Life is a personal
story about a life-changing event.
It was the summer of 1971 and
Gantos was only 20 years old. He
was an aspiring writer looking for
an adventure to write about and
quick cash to pay for college. At
this point in his life he was living
in the Virgin Islands and just about
any offer that would make him
money was a good offer to him.
He knew his passion, but lacked
the funds to achieve his dream.
The first turning point in
Gantos' life is when he came
across a "business man" with a
large sum of money as payment.
A man named Rik had 2,000
pounds of hash that needed to be
transported to the United States.
Rik wanted Gantos to help him
sail the 60-foot yacht that would
be loaded with hash all the way
from the Virgin Islands to New
York City.
At first Gantos was skeptical
about this offer, but after Rik said
see HOLE page A7
addition to the aforementioned
national title. He also spent
time as a commentator on ABC
and ESPN. Valvano ended his
coaching career with a 346-212
record, winning 61 percent of
his games.
Coach Valvano was a motiva-
tor, never wasting a minute of
his life. He once said, "There are
86,400 seconds in a day. It's up
to you to decide what to do with
In mid 1992 Valvano was
faced with an opponent he was
not able to conquer. He was diag-
nosed with Metastatic Adenocar-
cinoma, a form of cancer that
begins in the cells lining internal
organs then spreads to other parts
of the body. He was given less
than a year to live.
With an unavoidable death
staring him in the face, Valvano
never gave up. He spent his last
10 months as a motivational
speaker, spreading awareness
about cancer. He knew that he
couldn't be saved, but he wanted
to help future generations.
On March 4, 1993, Valvano
was given the Arthur Ashe Cour-
age Award by ESPN. In his accep-
tance speech he said, "Cancer
can take away all my physical
ability. It cannot touch my mind,
it cannot touch my heart and it
cannot touch my soul, and those
three things are going to carry
on forever
In his book, V & Me: Every-
body's Favorite Jim Valvano Story,
Bob Carins gathers a collec-
tion of stories told by Valvano's
family, friends, fellow coaches,
players, secretaries and agents.
Ijimmy V will continue to touch lives all
lover NC and the U.S. through this book.
More than 250 stories highlight
not only coach Valvano's career,
but readers are given insight into
every aspect of his life, ranging
from his national title win to his
courageous fight with cancer.
Storytellers include Dick Vitale,
John Wooden, Mike Krzyzewski,
Pam Valvano and John Saunders
among many others.
Bob Carins will be at Barnes
and Noble tonight, Jan. 19 at
7 p.m. signing and discussing
his book. This event is free and
open to the public. A portion of
the profits will be donated to
The V Foundation for Cancer
For more information on
Valvano, visit
This writer can be contacted at
'Stardom' resembles other reality shows
UPN's new 'dramality'
series is 'American
Idol' on steriods
As it turns out, America is still
yearning for more reality televi-
sion. You would have thought
that shows like "Star Search
"American Idol" and "Showtime
at the Apollo" would have fed the
craving we all secretly possess to
watch "raw" talent compete week
in and week out for a chance at
fame, the "good life or whatever
else you want to call it.
UPN has now come up with
what they like to call the newest
"dramality series entitled, "The
Road to Stardom with Missy
Elliott This new reality show
falls right in line with the many
other star-search type sagas.
To be picked to compete in this
new program, thousands across
America lined up on city streets,
waited patiently and went through
a rigorous audition process - sound
familiar? We thought so too. This
show is basically "American Idol"
on steroids. The only difference
here is that "The Road to Stardom
with Missy Elliott not only fea-
tures singers, but a diverse group
of songwriters, musicians and
rappers. Each live together, just
like "American Idol however, for
these "kids their home is not a
swank L.A. mansion. These con-
testants reside in a beat-up, graf-
fiti-painted tour bus. Missy Elliott,
the co-executive producer, put
them in such a "humble abode"
because she thinks this type of
living arrangement will give them
a true sense of what life on the
road for a beginner really feels
like. Elliott said that when you first
Though the new series is proving to be a big hit for UPN, with "American Idol" starting again
soon, "The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott" may get a little bit rocky for the contestants.
start out you're happy to even be
in a van, much less a tour bus of
any kind.
Each of the 13 contestants
who travel on their "less than per-
fect" home, range in age from 19-
29 years old. All have left behind
their careers, families, spouses
and schools to take a chance
at landing a recording contract
with Elliott's own label, release
a single and win a $100,000.
When first arriving, the
hopefuls were given the "star
treatment staying in lavish
hotels as well as attending celeb-
rity parties hosted in their favor.
However, the party would not
last long. They not only received
the shock of where they would be
living while on the road, but also
found that each stop their tour
bus would make would actually
be a chance to compete and show
off their talents in front of a panel
of judges.
Each contestant has a sound
and style that is unique from the
rest, and after the shock of their
first "challenge they quickly
realize they must always keep
up their "A" game to be prepared
for the next time their bus will
make a stop.
There are only three judges
who will be critiquing the perfor-
mances of the contestants - yes
another "shocking" similarity to
"American Idol
The three judges are Mona
Scott, the co-creator and execu-
tive producer of "The Road to
Stardom with Missy Elliott
Scott is known as the president
of Violator Management. She
has worked with names such as
Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, Capone
N'Noreaga, Mobb Deep, Tweet
and of course, Elliott.
The second judge is Dallas
Austin. Austin is a Grammy
award-winning producer, who
recently completed work with
Janet Jackson, is working with
Gwen Stefani and has worked
with Tricky, Usher, Duran Duran,
Monica and Boyz II Men.
Lastly, Teena Marie the
famous Grammy nominated
artist who is known for her 23
original albums will also judge.
Marie started out as an actress but
was signed by Motown in 1975.
It is apparent this show is
certainly not lacking credible
and multitalented judges who
will be the deciding factor in this
"The Road to Stardom with
Missy Elliott" premiered Wednes-
day, Jan. 5 and will be shown on
UPN in their 8 p.m. time slot.
This writer can be contacted at
Metallica offers an all-access look at
what it takes to be a lasting band
Band collaboration is key
'Some Kind of Monster'
documents Metallica
with many conflicts
What was initially just a
documentary of a band record-
ing an album became a look
deep into each member, what
they are dealing with during this
time and insight to the creative
process of music.
"Even if heavy metal music
isn't your scene, you should be
utterly transfixed by this fly
on the wall documentary said
David Stratton, who wrote a
review on Some Kind of Monster
for ABC's "At the Movies" Web
Some Kind of Monster shows
many sides to what is involved
in being a band, especially one
of their age and standards over
a span of three years. James
Hetfield, the lead singer and
guitarist, Lars Ulrlch, the drum-
mer, Kirk Hammet, backup singer
and guitarist and finally the fill
in bassist is Bob Rock who is also
the band's producer.
"Trying to whittle down
over 1600 hours of footage into
a feature-length movie was an
often heartbreaking task said
Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky,
the filmmakers.
"We are thrilled that as part
of the extensive special features
on this 2-disc set, we were able
to resurrect some of our favorite
scenes that were so difficult
to leave on the cutting room
According to Metallica fan
Nick Henne, senior English major
and TEC employee, Metallica's
first guitarist, Dave Mustine,
who is now the front man for
the band Megadeath, was kicked
out for being "out of control" and
harmful to the band.
For those out there that are
not really Metallica fans don't be
turned off yet. This documentary
is not centered on Metallica's
music, rather the ups and downs
of life in a popular band.
"It is scene to scene inten-
sity said Henne.
Mustine came back for an
interview in Some Kind of Mon-
ster and reflects on how he
wished he would have changed
some of his habits so he could
have been in the band. Stay-
ing focused and doing the best
for the band and its members
seems to be a high priority for
This is so important that the
documentary shows how much
a counselor or "performance
enhancing coach Phil Towle,
that costs $40,000 per month is
really worth it during tour or the
making of an album.
The Infamous Napster con-
troversy is even touched on
during the film. Lars Ulrich, the
see MONSTER page A6
'Some Kind of Monster'
Honors and Awards:
-Nominated Best
Documentary from
� Online Rim Critics Society
-Nominated Best Documentary
of 2004 by the Broadcast Film
Critics Association
-Associated Press'
Top Ten films of the year
-Washington, DC Critics
Association best
Documentary Award
'Some Kind of Monster' DVD:
-Comes out Jan. 25
-Includes 40 additional scenes
-Interviews with band
-Highlights from festivals and
-Two audio commentaries
-Two trailers
-A music video

from page A5
drummer, was one the major
people who went against Napster
and took action.
"I thought it was very com-
pelling. It was an accurate and
in-depth look to the band. (It
shows the viewer a first hand
view of what the band started off
as and have progressed to today
Henne said.
The main point of the
movie is to show the struggles
that the band and its members
go through, and then how they
always find a way to overcome
set backs. At one point the
lead singer, Hetf ield, had a drink-
ing problem and had to spend
nine months in a rehab facility.
The results were both good and
bad. It was good for Hetfield,
vet bad for the band's schedule.
The therapy sessions are what
lead Hetfield to enter the rehab
"I'm not a huge fan of Metal-
lica, but I do own a few of their
CD's and I think Some Kind of
Monster looks like a really inter-
esting movie. Once I saw the pre-
views, I knew that I was going to
see it said Nate Dykes, freshman
business management major.
One of the major things Metal-
lica was doing during the filming of
the documentary was looking for a
new bassist. Their latest bass player,
Jason Newsted, quit due to several
reasons including Metallica's strict
policy not allowing him to experi-
ment with other bands.
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from 5:00-6:00 PM
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Tues. January 31,6:00 p.m.
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Fri, January 21, 6:00 p.m
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Thurs. January 27,6:00 p.m.
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Sat. January 22 10 a.m5 p.m.
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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
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that he would be giving Gantos
$ 10,000 he was speechless. With-
out questioning the danger or
personal risk Gantos packed his
things and immediately began
the exciting adventure that he
had been longing for. Sailing
on the yacht was an adventure
in itself for Gantos. Everyday
he would write in his journal.
He kept a very detailed record
of his thoughts about Rik, and
how much he couldn't wait to
get his money and get out of the
situation he was in. With Gantos
being completely clueless about
the drug world he quickly began
to fall into bad hands. His fate
was only in the hands of Rik, in
whom he solely depended on for
direction and orders.
Nevertheless, Gantos and
everyone else involved got
busted. They discovered the cops
had been following them since
day one. There was no backing
out - Gantos had been caught
and was about to pay for his
senseless crime. Gantos' dream
to be a writer was so big and
strong that it clouded his better
judgment and he now felt as if he
would never get to live his dream.
Gantos was sentenced to six years
in prison. Ironic as it may be,
prison is where Gantos finally
got to pursue his writing career.
He definitely had something to
write about and had many years
to do nothing but write. Only
one problem, the prison would
not allow him to keep a journal.
Gantos made his way around this
rule by recording his thoughts in
the margins of The Brothers Kar-
amozov, a book he got from the
prison's small library. The ending
of the story is left for you to find
out along with all the personal
details and unwise decisions
Gantos made throughout his life,
but especially about his views
on important issues and how he
sees others.
Hole in my Life is a book that
every aspiring author should
read. It confronts the period of
struggles and resentment of one
young man's life. This story tum-
bles from one crazed moment
to the next as Gantos creatively
pieces his adventure together.
Although Gantos' experience in
prison shaped him as a man, It
did not define his character.
After being caught Gantos
made every attempt to create
a distance between himself
and the criminal life. This life-
changing story moves a young
man from wanting to write, to
becoming a writer and ultimately
using his passion for writing to
overcome the worst experience
of his life.
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Simple Plan still not getting any
Band takes new album
on international tour
In some way shape or form,
the band Simple Plan has been
heard by many and made an
impact in the punk rock world.
Their new album, Still Not Get-
ting Any was released Oct. 26,
2004. Since then the band has
been on tour in the United States
and is getting ready to launch an
international tour. They will be
traveling to Mexico, Thailand,
Spain, the United Kingdom,
Germany, France, Scotland,
Australia, New Zealand, Japan,
Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore
and the Philippines.
The band has had notable
success with their current album
internationally as well as right
here in the United States. It has
gone platinum in Australia,
Canada and Indonesia, and
gold in the United States, Japan,
Malaysia and Singapore.
Currently, Simple Plan has
been working on their newest
music video for one of the record-
ings on the new album, Shut
up. The video premiered just
this week on MTV's TRL in the
weekly premiere video spot.
With their alternative sound,
"still not getting any" doesn't
describe their careers now.
Most might recognize the top
single on the album, "Welcome
to My Life This single has cur-
rently gone gold in the United
States and continues to climb the
charts. The band is hoping their
second single, "Shut up will do
just as well if not better.
The CD is a very interesting
mix between hard rock, alterna-
tive, punk and surprisingly some
slower songs. There are many
uplifting songs and then some
that get emotional. The lyrics tell
many stories and prove that the
band really put a lot into making
this particular album.
Simple Plan began playing
in Montreal, Canada. In 2002
they got their big break when
releasing the album, No Pads, No
Helmets, Just Balls. At this time,
they sold over 2 million records.
The band openly admits on their
Web site that this was a "pop-
punk" record.
" I think on the first record
we just wanted to write a pure
pop-punk record, and on this
one we didn't care - we just
wanted to write good songs said
drummer Chuck Comeau in an
interview on Simple Plan's Web
"As an artist, why limit your-
self to just doing certain things?
It's like being a painter - do
you decide to only use seven or
eight colors, or blend the colors
together and make the most
beautiful painting possible?"
said Pierre Bouvier in the same
interview on the band's official
Web site.
Band members include Bou-
vier, vocalist, Chuck Comeau,
drummer, David Desrosiers, bass-
ist and Sebastian Lefebvre and
Jeff Stinco, guitarists. Together
these guys have received a lot of
recognition and will continue to
be successful in the future. Judg-
ing from their international suc-
cess, the fan base for this band is
enormous and will not be back-
ing down any time soon.
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Page A8 252.328.6366 TONY Z0PP0 Sports Editor BRANDON HUGHES Assistant Sports Editor
WEDNESDAY January 19, 2005
Merritt breaks 12-year-old
record in first NCAA meet
Merritt helped the Pirates turn in 17 top 10 finishes over the weekend.
6. Man Dennish, 2:31.76
60 Meter Dash (finals)
5. Chris Johnson, 6.93
200 Meter Dash
1. LaShawn Merritt, "20.92
�NCAA Indoor Championships Qualifying
300 Meter Dash
1. B.J. Henderson, 33.36
500 Meter Run
9. Domonlck Richmond, 1:06.04
1,000 Meter Run
5,000 Meter Run
2. Kyle MacKenzie, 15:09.30
4x400 Meter Relay
2. ECU, 3:11.24
4x800 Meter Relay
3. ECU, 7:56.90
Shot Put
8. Eric Frasur, 14.02m
Weight Throw
4. Eric Frasur, 17.92m
(SID) � Freshman LaShawn
Merritt, competing in his first
collegiate event, broke a 12-year-
old ECU record and met the
qualifying mark for the NCAA
Indoor Championships to head-
line ECU'S participation in the
season-opening Virginia Tech
Invitational over the weekend.
Merritt, who won a pair of
gold medals at the 2004 USA
Junior Championships and a trio
of golds at the 2004 World Junior
Championships in Grosseto, Italy
over the summer, ran a time of
20.92 in the 200-meter dash to
qualify for the NCAA Champion-
ships scheduled for March 11-12
at Fayetteville, Ark. In addition,
Merritt established a new ECU
standard in the event, surpassing
Charles Miles' previous record of
21.19 set in 1993.
In all, the Pirate men's squad
turned in 17 top 10 finishes
during the event held at Rector
Fieldhouse. Senior B.J. Hender-
son also captured the 300-meter
dash with a time of 33:36 while
Kerry Noray (34.71) and DeAndre
500 Meter Run
3. Tara DeBrlelle, 1:16.02
800 Meter Run
10. Tara DeBrlelle, 2:15.73
1,000 Meter Run
8. Hayley Flynn, 3:18.44
5,000 Meter Run
8. Megan Walling, 19:58.38
4x400 Meter Relay
7. ECU, 3:49.66
Pole Vault
6. Undsey Rosales, 3.35m
Long Jump
8. Chante Sessoms, 5.57m
Hyman (34.83) added fourth-
and fifth-place finishes.
Freshman Chris Johnson,
who was the Pirates' leading
rusher during football season,
finished fifth in the 60 meters
with a time of 6.93 during his
initial collegiate meet. Senior
Kyle MacKenzie stood second in
the 5,000-meter run (15:09.30)
while sophomore Eric Frasur
took a fourth-place finish in the
weight throw with a toss of 17.92
meters to round out other top five
men's finishers.
Merritt, who turned in ECU's
second-fastest quarter mile ever at
45.5, teamed with Henderson (46.7)
to spark the Pirates to a second-
place finish in the 4x400 relay.
"It was a great meet for us
said 38-year ECU men's coach
Bill Carson. "I know the expec-
tations were there for LaShawn
and he certainly lived up to his
reputation. I thought B.Js per-
formance in the 300 was simply
a great win
The ECU women's squad
earned eight top 10 standings,
highlighted primarily by the
Pirates' distance runners. Senior
Tara DeBrielle contributed a third-
place finish in the 500 meter run
(1.16.02) and a lOth-place show-
ing in the 800 meters with a
time of 2:15.73 while freshman
Hayley Flynn and junior Megan
Walling were eighth in the 1,000
meter (3:18.44) and 5,000 meter
(19:58.38) events, respectively.
In addition to a seventh-
place finish in the 4x400 relay,
ECU also enjoyed top 10 stand-
ings in the pole vault (Lindsey
Rosales6th3.35m) and long
jump (Chante Sessoms8th
5.57m) competitions.
ECU will return to action
Jan. 21-22 at the Clemson Invi-
ECU suffers first
C-USA losses
Lady Pirates cool off on midwest
road trip against DePaul, Marquette
After winning three straight games, including
two conference victories, the Lady Pirates hit the
road hungry for two more conference wins against
No. 21 DePaul and Marquette but came back home
DePaul came out firing on all cylinders as they
jumped out to a commanding 23-10 lead and never
looked back on either side of the court as the Lady
Blue Demons dominated ECU, 99-58.
Despite shooting upward 47 percent from the
field in the first half, the Lady Pirates managed just
29 points compared to DePaul's 50. ECU was unable
to mount a comeback in the second half, shooting
less than 40 percent from the field without star
guard Jennifer Jackson, due to an ankle injury she
sustained in the first half.
see WOMEN page A9
Pirates play their hearts out
The ECU women will retain their No. 1 ranking among D-l mid-majors after their 121-89 win
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ECU swimming and diving
victorious against Tribe
The ECU Men's and Women's
Swimming and Diving team
defeated William Si Mary Satur-
day afternoon at Minges Aquatic
enter The men (7-0) won 126-
108 while the women (6-1) col-
lec&da 121-89 victory.
"We had a great showing
I mm both the men and women
said ECU head swimming coach
Rick Kobe.
"We are really swimming well
heading into the final stretch of
the season
The Pirate women were led
by freshman Megan Pulaski who
placed first in the 200 freestyle
II 55.56) as well as the 500 free-
style in a time of 5:05.00. Senior
Diane Parker won the 100 but-
terfly in a swift 57.47, nearly post-
ing a season-best for the Pirates.
Juniors Adrienne Williams and
Holly Williams were both victo-
rious at the meet. Ilollv won the
400 IM (4:32.77) and Adrienne
took the 50 free (24.86). Fresh-
man Kim Brewer won the 1,000
freestyle in 10:38.40.
The Pirate men's team had
another stellar performance to
remain undefeated on the season,
winning 11 out of the 13 events.
Seniors Casey Cronin, Kelly I len-
drkk and Gavin Stark led the
men's team to another victory with
strong performances in both the
individual and team relay events.
Cronin won the 200 freestyle
(1:43.41). 1 lendrick the 50 freestyle
(21.82) and Stark the 100 freestyle
at a mark of 47.56. Freshmen
Geoff I landsfield, Jared Gutierrez
and Josh Barthlow all won their
events. Handsfield in the 1,000
freestyle (10:17.03), Gutierrez in
the 400 IM (4:21.39) and Barth-
low in the 100 backstroke (51.90).
Sophomore Rob Pearce claimed
victory in the 100 breaststroke.
Freshman Christie Icenhower
scored a season-high 272.63,
winning the three-meter
diving event. Senior Greg
Detwiler won the three-meter
men's event (269.48). Fresh-
man Ryan Hunt won the one-
meter event scoring a 291.90.
The Pirates will compete again
when the team travels to the Uni-
versity of Maryland-Baltimore
County on Saturday, Jan. 22.
LMS rewarding two honest
Hickory sanitation workers
(AP) � Concord, NC �Lowe's
Motor Speedway officials are
rewarding two Hickory sanitation
workers who returned $5,100
they found in a bag of discarded
c lothing.
Edwin Workman and Todd
Little found SI $100 bills folded
in a money clip in the pocket of
,i discarded shirt Dec. 31. The
cash was more than two months
combined take-home pay for the
two men.
Humpy Wheeler, presi-
dent and general manager of
Lowe's Motor Speedway, was so
impressed with the men's hon-
esty he decided to reward them.
Wheeler arranged for VIP tickets
to NEXTEL All-Starhallenge on
May 21, with reserved parking
and a pre-race pit tour
Wheeler, who called the
men Monday to extend the
invitation, said he also plans
to introduce them during
pre-race ceremonies.
"NASCAR is a working man's
sport and you guys are honest,
hard-working people Wheeler
told them.
Little said the two were
thrilled with the offer.
"When Mr. Wheeler called,
I knew his voice before he intro-
duced himself he said. "All he
had to do was say 'hi' and I knew
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hymn of
"Love and
Minges Col-
iseum after
the Pirates
lost to the
Bearcats of
last Wednesday night 84 - 78 as
it does after every Pirate game.
As the players exited the arena,
the fans rose to their feet.
Half of them gave love and
praise to this great university
- the other half gave love and
praise to the men who had just
played their hearts out.
I know what you are
thinking. Is this the same writer
who just bashed these guys last
week because of poor effort?
Yes, that's me. But here is my
question. Was the team that
we saw last Wednesday the
same team we saw play over the
The Pirates went to a level
I had not seen out of this team
this year in that game. With the
Bearcats up 57 - 37 early in the
second half and Moussa on the
bench with four fouls, the boys
fought back. If you would have
told me that with 90 seconds left
in this game, we would be down
four I would have thought you
were nuts, but it happened.
Corey Rouse was the big
reason for the comeback. His 21
points and 13 rebounds led the
Pirates back. He hit a huge three
to get the crowd jumping higher
than anyone on the court could.
Mike Castro got the ball down
low, finished and hit free throws.
Mike Cook continued to score.
Moussa found his touch around
the basket again. John Hart
came in when Moussa, Mike and
Corey all were in foul trouble and
played hard - he was rebounding,
stealing the ball and scoring.
The only real negative about
this game was JaPhet's seven
And then there was the
officiating. The integrity of
college basketball was questioned
last Wednesday night and no one
outside of Greenville, NC will
ever know.
I have never seen Bill ller-
rion so upset about the officials.
One official In particular, Bill
Kennedy, was at the receiving
JaPhet McNeil has been a rock for the Pirates, showing
consistent effort and hard work night in and night out.
end of Herrion's anger. A lot of
the fans in the arena were calling
Bill Kennedy a horrible official,
but I disagree. Calling him any
type of official or referee at all
would be a compliment that he
doesn't deserve.
Herrion commented on
the officiating on Pirate Radio
12:50 a.m. in a post game inter-
view. His response was simple.
"I can't really comment on the
officiating he told Jeff Charles.
"But all I know is it's not fair
to our kids
And he's right; it's.not.
It really is hard on a team to
come back like they did and have
the game decided by refereeing.
Being honest, calls both ways
were poor, but it just seems that
the officials really dislike this
Pirate team.
At one point, Cincinnati's
point guard Jihad Muhammad
fouled JaPhet McNeil. McNeil got
in his face and had a few words
for Muhammad. McNeil was
rightfully given a Technical Foul
for this. There is no way that type
of behavior should be tolerated in
college basketball.
But here is my question. When
Jason Maxiell of the Bearcats
dunked on Moussa early in the
game, landed and said something
to Moussa, how is that different
from what JaPhet did?
Despite all that, you have
to look at the positives from
this game. This team came back
from 20 points on Cincy, a team
ranked 13th in the country.
I Ik- Bearcats have the fourth
best shooting defense in the
country, we shoot 46 percent
�iK.iinst them. They average out
rebounding their opponents
by five - we out-rebound them
by 15.
Bottom line, Cincy was the
better team that night and they
played some good basketball.
ECU turned the ball over 18
times and only hit one three.
You cannot blame a loss on
No matter what the stats say,
what the scoreboard says, or what
an official thinks, that was the
best I have ever seen this team
play. Love and praise from me
t the team for a job well done
despite the UAB game this past
Saturday. Keep it up guys.
The writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian. com.
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(AP) � Herman Edwards'
mantra isn't complicated: "You
play to win the game
Adhering to that is not
so simple.
As Edwards and Marty Schot-
tenheimer proved this postsea-
son and as a myriad of coaches
prove every season, hurting their
teams' chances of getting to the
playoffs backing off is a bad idea
in pro football.
The Jets are to be lauded for
a remarkable January run that
should have put them in the
AFC championship game. They
are out of the playoffs largely
because they lack the aggressive
approach of champions.
Edwards and offensive coor-
dinator Paul Hackett didn't
learn from what doomed San
Diego the previous week against
the Jets. Schottenheimer got
conservative in overtime, play-
ing for a field goal. His rookie
kicker missed, and the Jets
won soon after by aggressively
attacking a fading Chargers
defense before getting a short
kick to win.
A week later, the Jets were
in position to stun the Steelers.
Once they got into field goal
range, with plenty of time on
the clock, Edwards and Hackett
' chose to play for the kick instead
of pushing for first downs and,
perhaps, a touchdown.
When will coaches learn
it's unwise to plan for a field
goal? If they have to settle for
a 3-pointer, fine. But take some
shots, don't just run the ball
meekly into the line, then ask
a kicker to hit from 40 or more
yards, outdoors, on a messy field,
under playoff pressure.
Particularly a kicker such as
the Chargers' Nick Kaeding, in
his first NFL season, or the Jets'
Doug Brien, who is a veteran but
doesn't have a strong history of
making game-winners.
Herman Edwards and his Jets were a field goal away from the
"We have information that
no one else has when you're in
situations in the football game
Edwards said, defending his
choice. "You go on your ability,
the percentage of this is what can
happen, and that's what you've
got to weigh it on. When it
doesn't work, you get criticized.
That's OK. Because every coach
in the league gets criticized when
it doesn't work
Pittsburgh's Bill Cowher
showed why he is one of the
league's most astute coaches and
has held his job longer than any
other current coach in the win
over the Jets. After Brien's misses,
when the Steelers got the ball in
overtime, they kept attacking.
While the Jets ran screens or
running plays, the Steelers threw
downfield. They trusted their
personnel, and they were looking
for a touchdown or, at worst, a
from page A8
"I sprained my ankle pretty
bad during the first half and
I couldn't play the rest of the
game said Jackson after the
"I know that it was hard on
the team because we are already
short on guards
ECU did have a bright spot to
come away with as Viola Cooper
continued her stellar play, leading
the Lady Pirates in scoring with
12 points and was a perfect three
for three from the free throw line.
Marquette played host against
ECU and made quick work of the
Lady Pirates.
It was as though ECU had
never left DePaul, or at least
that's how the team must have
felt during the first half as Mar-
quette opened a double-digit lead
by halftime.
The second half didn't show
any improvement and Mar-
quette cruised to a 76-51 victory.
Cooper led the way in scoring for
ECU once again with 13 points
and five rebounds while Jackson
had her worst night so far this
season as she shot an abysmal 14
percent from the field.
"We took ourselves out of
the game because we got down
on ourselves and we stopped
playing our style of basketball
Jackson said.
"They (Marquette) were more
aggressive and they played with
more intensity than we did said
Coach Baldwin-Tener.
The Lady Pirates stay on the
road and in conference play
as they travel to Charlotte on
This writer can be contacted at
sports�theeastcarolinian. com.
chip-shot field goal.
And they got it. Afterward,
Cowher said he would have made
the same decision as Edwards
"I trusted the player Edwards
said. "He missed the field goal. I
can live with that. I'll make some
more decisions that people say,
'Why did you do that?' You know
what? Because I'm the head coach,
and I get to make the decision
The really good ones always
avoid the temptation to coach not
to lose, and they generally win.
Their game preparation is based
on highlighting what their team
can do well to win comfortably,
not on keeping things close and
hoping big plays come their way.
Andy Reid and Bill Belichick
were perfect examples of that
last weekend, a major reason
the Eagles and Patriots won and
are favored in this weekend's
title games.
Reid wanted a healthy roster
for the postseason. After Phila-
delphia clinched home-field
advantage for the NFC playoffs,
he was willing to rest his starters
and lose twice to ensure having
the strongest lineup for the most
critical games.
But when the Eagles returned
from nearly a month's layoff from
topflight competition, they came
back assertively. Their offense,
even without Terrell Owens,
went right after the Vikings. The
defense blitzed frequently, what
AFC Championship game. HZZ
the Eagles do best, even though "
Minnesota quarterback Daunte
Culpepper usually handles suclr
pressure well.
Belichick, meanwhile, agaii��
showed his coaching prowes3
against Indianapolis and NFw�
MVP Peyton Manning.
Even though both starting
cornerbacks and All-Pro tackl;
Richard Seymour were sidelined;
New England's defense never let
up. Belichick and coordinator- �
Romeo Crennel devised schemes
that were applied perfectly by a
deep unit of nearly interchange-
able parts.
Manning, winless against
Belichick, looked as uncertain
as Chad Pennington and Drew
Bledsoe do twice a year against-
the Patriots.
"It is a lot of the same song-
as last year, unfortunately
Manning said. "It is me versus,
you know, the Patriots. But I never'
played that way or felt that way
The fourth remaining coach
in the playoffs, Atlanta's Jim
Mora, hardly has the track
record of Belichick, Cowher and-
Reid. He does, however, have an
understanding of what it
takes to compete on the'
highest level: aggression.
Michael Vick won't be
restricted to the pocket, and
the Falcons' defense won't be
restrained against Philadelphia.
That's playing to win.
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