The East Carolinian, January 20, 2005

Volume 80 Number 44 THURSDAY
January 20, 2005
Students plunge into chilly waters
An estimated 350 students participated in the annual Polar Bear Jump held at the Student Recreation Center Wednesday night with temperatures falling
in the low 20s. Participants in the event were treated to free food and a free T-shirt. PICL sponsored the event.
SGA pledges to support tsunami relief effort
Group asks for $1
from every student
ECU's Student Govern-
ment Association is pledging to
make a difference in the lives
of the survivors of December's
tsunami tragedy.
Shannon O'Donnell, the
student body president, along
with the SGA, is asking for all
student organizations to make
an effort in raising money to
give to the SGA, where it will
all be sent in together.
SGA's goal is to collect $1
from each of the 21,658 students
who attend ECU this semester.
The tragedy has claimed
more than 162,000 lives to
date and millions are still
awaiting aid from interna-
tional workers. Many of those
affected by the tragedy are still
without clean water, food and
proper supplies.
With monetary donations,
aids will be able to reduce the
burden on scarce resources in
the affected region, support
the local economies for the
troubling months to come and
ensure assistance that is medi-
cally, culturally and environ-
mentally appropriate.
"The magnitude of this
tragedy is incredible said
Ashley Young, freshman biol-
ogy major and member of SGA.
"We as human beings
should have an innate desire
to help those in dire need
because we would want the
People carry their belongings in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

Two women grieve over their damaged house in India.
A Canadian parliamentarian holds a tsunami survivor.
Tsunami Tidal Disaster'
Thai Buddhist monks pray during a memorial service.
same in return
Young said she thinks
O'Donnell has done a great job
in initiating this humanitarian
Aside from accepting funds
from student organizations, the
SGA will be collecting donations
at all home basketball games
through the end of January.
Tosin Oyelowo, sophomore
chemistry major and SGA student
senator, believes it's only appro-
priate for SGA to represent the
voice of the student population.
"It's our job to be the first
amongst student organizations
to help alleviate the pain and
suffering brought upon the vic-
tims said Oyelowo.
"I just hope students con-
tribute in a large way the SGA
really wants to make our goal,
perhaps even exceed our goal,
and make a difference
Once all donations are col-
lected, the SGA will submit the
money to the ECU Foundation,
who in turn will write one large
check to UNICEF, a non-profit
see SGA page A2
Nursing students unite to benefit tsunami victims
Organization hopes to
raise $50,000
The ECU School of Nursing
students have formed an organi-
zation this semester in an effort
to raise money for the vtctims of
the tsunami devastation.
Michael Raper, senior nurs-
ing student and founder of
ECU Nursing Students Tsunami
Relief, said he felt compelled to
form the organization, which
he hopes will raise $50,000.
Raper said he knows the
devastation of floods after living
in Greenville during the 1999
flood caused by Hurricane Floyd
and seeing the aftermath of the
tsunami is what triggered him to
begin the organization.
"This is something that will
affect those people for many,
many years to come. We must
continue to help for a longtime
said Raper.
Raper contacted Martha
Engelke, who agreed to be the fac-
ulty advisor of the project. Raper
chose Engelke since she has a lot
of experience in fundraising and
is familiar with the university's
guidelines for raising money.
Raper and Engelke asked
for student volunteers from the
nursing department to join the
organization. They were then
able to form a committee of six
nursing students to help in the
A bank account was opened
to collect the donated money.
The money collected will then
be sent to areas most in need
determined by the International
Council of Nurses.
"We want this to look as
professional and organized as
possible Raper said.
"We want people to know the
money will be going directly to
help the victims
The collection of money
began on the first day of classes
following Christmas break. Cur-
rently, buckets are being passed
around ECU classrooms collect-
ing additional donations.
Raper said he challenges
every student on campus to give
something, may it be $1 or $20.
An ECU student who is not a
part of the nursing program can
donate to this organization by
bringing a donation to the nurs-
ing center at the office of student
services. They are also able to
take part in any of the several
fundraisers the school of nursing
will have.
Raper said the project
has sparked other interest in
fundraisers. He said some resi-
dence halls are doing similar
fundraising projects.
The original challenge was for
each of ECU nursing students to
raise $100. If each student could
raise $100, that would raise more
than $40,000.
The organization will begin
to do larger fundraisers as the
semester progresses. They will
also be asking the community
to pledge money as well. Since
establishing the foundation, more
than $1,000 has been collected.
"This organization is really
what nursing is all about.
Meeting the health needs of
people through individual and
family care as well as community
outreach said Engelke.
This writer can be contacted at
Tsunami Aid
On Jan. 30, students In the
school of nursing are going to
wait tables at Golden Corral In
Greenville during breakfast hours.
Tips received will go toward the
organization fund.
All students are encouraged to
get breakfast on this day and
donate to the organization.
Students can contact Raper at
758-1261 with more questions on
how to donate.
The tsunami that hit on Dec. 26
2004, was one of the worst In the
world's history.
Beta Theta Pi fraternity raises
$558 in a drive last week.
Pitt County
Red Cross
aids tsunami
Nearly $10,000 raised
The Pitt County chapter
of the American Red Cross is
actively engaging in collecting
relief funds to aid victims of
last month's tsunami disaster in
Southeast Asia and East Africa.
Charlene R. Lee, executive
director of Pitt County Red Cross,
said as of Jan. 16, $184.5 million
had been donated nationally
from the Red Cross.
"The only thing we're doing
right now is taking monetary
contributions because in the
history of the Red Cross, we have
found that monetary donations
are the best because everyone's
needs are different said Lee.
"If we have monetary dona-
tions, we can give people dispers-
ing orders and they can get the
things they need
Pitt County Red Cross has
been active already in help-
ing serve this cause by holding
fundraisers and plans to continue
its agenda until relief needs are
satisfied. They were involved in
a fundraiser at Pizza Inn that cul-
minated in $1,500 of aid money.
Lee said there were plans for
ECU to set up coin drives around
campus in order to encourage
student contributions for victims.
Lee said the problems with
sending aid workers to foreign
countries were becoming more
evident as victims were struggling
and rioting to get supplies.
"The Red Cross has to be very
careful with sending people into
these areas because their culture is
so different from ours Lee said.
There is a degreeof cultural rel-
ativism factoring in here making
some donations not the best
way to support tsunami victims.
"The food we eat here is not
the food they eat in Asia Lee said.
Various businesses and orga-
nizations around Greenville are
also contributing to help serve
this cause. Such organizations
include local churches, radio sta-
tions, Lowe's and Harris Teeter.
The tsunami aftermath tops
the Red Cross's agenda for char-
ity, but they are still involved
with a number of other disas-
ters that have affected people
see TSUNAMI page A2
Red Cross
The American Red Cross
promises to use each donation
dollar in the most easy and
effective manner as possible.
Reputable charity "watchdogs"
such as and
the American Institute of
Philanthropy recognize the
commitment of the Red Cross
and responded with high marks
for the organization in recent
Approximate costs of items
needed in the tsunami relief
and recovery operation
� $2 - a sleeping mat
� $5 - a mosquito net
(essential in areas where
malaria is a common disease)
$15 - a kitchen set
� $175 - a waterproof tent
More Information can be
found at
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NICK HENNE News Editor KRISTIN DAY Assistant News Editor
THURSDAY January 20, 2005
Campus News
Presidential Inauguration
President Bush will be inaugurated
for his second term in office Jan.
20 at 10 a.m. Other inaugural
events will be held throughout
the day.
Faculty Recital
The school of music will be
hosting a faculty recital at A.J.
Retcher Music Hall Jan. 20 at 7
p.m. For more information, call
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 Mendenhall Student
Center. Bruce Maxwell, associate
director of Student Professional
Development, will be available
to talk about career services
provided by SPD.
Salsa Dance
The Folk Arts Society of Greenville
and the ECU Folk and Country
Dancers will hold a salsa dance
in the Willis Building Jan. 21.
Lessons begin at 7:30 p.m. and
the dance starts at 8 p.m. Call 752-
7350 for more information.
A Sculptor's Odyssey
Professor Carl Billlngsley will
present "Journey of Discovery: A
Sculptor's Odyssey" in Speight
Auditorium, Jenkins Fine Arts
Center on Jan. 20 at 5:15 p.m. A
reception will follow immediately
after the lecture.
Art Reception
Scott Avett will be In the art
gallery in Mendenhall to meet
with students and speak about
his current art exhibit Jan 20. from
6-8 p.m.
Pirate Underground Bands
Idea of Beauty and The Hotness
will perform at Pirate Underground
Jan. 20 at 9 p.m. This event is free
and sponsored by the Student
Union Popular Entertainment
Advance Care Planning
Interested people can learn how
to plan for end-of-life care and
make their wishes about living
wills, advance directives and
other decisions official during
and following the Sunday service
at the Unitarian-Universalist
Congregation in Greenville on
Jan. 30. The service begins
at 10:30 a.m. and counselors
will be available for additional
information to help complete a
living will or health care power of
attorney This event is sponsored
by the End of Life Care Coalition
of Eastern Carolina and is open
to the public. The Unitarian-
Universalist Congregation is
located at 131 Oakmont Drive.
For more information, please call
Speech and Hearing
Speech and hearing screenings
for the spring semester will be
held Jan 24 - 26 frcm 5 - 6 p.m.
at the clinic In Belk Annex 1,
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.
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. - noon 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.
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News Briefs
Teen and father In
prison for same crime
WILMINGTON, NC - The' man arrested
and charged in the shooting death of
a Boiling Spring Lakes auxiliary police
officer is the son of a man who is
serving a life sentence for killing a
retired police officer.
Darrell Wayne Maness, 19, of
Burlington, was charged Tuesday
with first-degree murder in the death
of Officer Mitch Prince. He is being
held without bail In the Brunswick
County jail.
His father, Darrell E. Maness, is
serving a life sentence in Caledonia
Correctional Institution in Tillery for
killing a retired police officer who
was working as a security guard at
an Eckerd drugstore in 1986.
"I don't know that the son really knew
his dad, (with the boy being 19 said
Boiling Spring Lakes Police Chief
Richard White.
"The father has been in prison
since 1987"
Prince, 36, was shot three times
and killed during a traffic stop early
Tuesday in eastern Brunswick County.
He was found dead at the scene
about 1:20 a.m. by a Southport police
officer arriving to back up Prince.
Officials said Prince was shot with his
own gun, a 40-caliber Glock.
Prince reportedly had stopped
Maness on suspicion of driving
while Impaired. Maness was found
hiding under a mobile home near
Oak Island.
NC board falls to
protect mobile home deposits
RALEIGH, NC - The state board
that regulates the mobile home
industry rejected a proposal aimed at
ensuring that homebuyers don't lose
their deposits when a dealer goes out
of business.
Tuesday's decision means the
Manufactured Housing Board
has not complied with a law
approved by the General
Assembly 17 months ago. The
legislature called for protecting
deposits when it passed a collection
of consumer protections for mobile
home buyers in 2003.
More' than a million NC residents
live in mobile homes. Legislators
agreed that reforms were
needed to make the homes a
better investment and to shield
buyers from dishonest dealers.
The housing board on Tuesday
rejected a system of escrow accounts
proposed by consumer advocates,
who argued that requiring dealers to
place deposits in separate accounts
would prevent the money from getting
lost in a bankruptcy.
Six of the nine members on the
housing board represent the
industry, which argues that escrow
accounts would be cumbersome and
unnecessary. The board's two public
representatives voted in favor of the
escrow accounts.
No customers have lost deposit
money they were entitled to in the past
year, said Frank Gray, an attorney for a
manufactured housing trade group in
Raleigh. "It is not necessary to impose
an escrow system on an entire
industry when there is no problem
Housing advocates say that
consumers have lost deposits in
the past and that a large bankruptcy
could bring more losses.
Besides, they say the General
Assembly didn't give the housing
board a choice.
Bush calls for national healing
WASHINGTON - President Bush is
calling for national healing after last
year's bitterly divisive election, while
devoting parts of his inauguration
week to core Republican supporters
- the big donors who helped finance
the festivities.
Bush said Tuesday his second
inauguration should serve as
inspiration to fledgling democracies
in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"The inauguration of a president
is a great moment in the life of our
country Bush said in a speech to
thousands of military personnel and
supporters at a sports arena.
"With an election behind us, the
American people come together
in unity to celebrate our freedom
Bush said.
"A presidential inauguration is a
testament to the power of democracy,
a symbol of our confidence in the
popular will and a sign of hope for
freedom-loving people everywhere
As he did the day before, Bush on
Wednesday was shuttling between
private events for supporters
and big, semipublic celebrations
marking his inauguration.
The president and first lady Laura Bush
were beginning the day with a tour of
the National Archives. White House
press secretary Scott McClellan
said the Bushes would be viewing
important historical documents such
as the Declaration of Independence,
the Constitution and George
Washington's first inaugural address.
"A Celebration of Freedom complete
with musical performances and
fireworks, was scheduled for dusk
on the Ellipse south of the White
House. Bush's schedule was ending
late Wednesday night with the first
of the week's inaugural galas, the
Texas State Society's Black Tie and
Boots Ball.
Study finds many elderly
gamblers bet more than should
PHILADELPHIA - Problem gamblers
who are on fixed incomes often
end up in greater peril than younger
people who have more years of
working to straighten out their debts,
said Dr. David Oslln, senior author
of the study in the current edition
of the American Journal of Geriatric
Of the 843 senior citizens interviewed
by researchers at the University of
Pennsylvania and the Penn State
College of Medicine, nearly 70
percent said they gambled at least
once in the past year.
Of that number, nearly 11 percent
fit the researchers' criteria of "at-
risk" gamblers - reporting that they
plunked down more than $100 In a
single bet, gambled more than they
could afford to lose, or both.
"These seniors who are at risk
may not be ready for Gamblers
Anonymous, but many of them don't
have a lot of money and spending on
gambling could mean that they won't
have anything left to buy medicines
Oslin said Tuesday.
The researchers gave questionnaires
to a random group of patients, age
65 and older, at several primary care
clinics. The most popular choices
for those who specified a gambling
preference were lotteries, playing
on gambling machines and going
to casinos.
The results suggest older women
are just as likely as men to gamble
and develop gambling problems.
However, it also indicates that those
defined as at-risk gamblers were
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humanitarian organization, to
represent ECU and Greenville.
Thomas Goldberg, sopho-
more business major, said he is
very proud of the SGA for taking
an initiative.
"What happened in South
Asia and parts of Africa is horrible
- the number of people that have
been affected by this event is
beyond words said Goldberg.
"I'm just glad ECU is
contributing to the relief
In a letter to all organizations,
O'Donnell called upon everyone
to remember ECU's motto, "ser-
vire which means, "to serve
Students interested in donat-
ing can contact participat-
ing campus organizations or
give directly to the SGA in the
Mendenhall Student Center.
Donations are being collected
from now until the end of January.
This writer can be contacted at
TSlinami from page A1
recently. Attention is still needed
In Florida, where places remain
devastated after being hit by
four hurricanes last summer.
Moreover, there is a large cry
for help in California in the
wake of deadly mudslides in La
Lee said there is also a need
for people in the Greenville
community to give attention to
those affected by fires or floods
all the time.
According to the American
Red Cross Web site, the relief
effort is being broken into a
four-step immediate response
phase and a two-step, long-term
response phase. The goals of the
immediate response phase are
food distribution, emergency
water and sanitation, vaccina-
tion and healthcare and relief
supplies. The long-term goals are
preventing diseases and taking
preventative measures to reduce
loss of life.
The most difficult thing for
them right now is recognizing
the immediate needs of disaster-
ridden areas.
This writer can be contacted at
news&theeastcarolinian. com.
Dudley Rood speaks to the students about resegregation
Speaker discusses
problems with
Dudley Flood, associated
superintendent for Department
of Public Instruction, director
of human resources and retired
superintendent from Raleigh,
spoke to ECU students and
faculty about the dangers of
resegregation on Wednesday.
Flood spoke about the his-
tory of desegregation with the
key court cases that helped
change the laws of segregation
in America.
The topic is of great impor-
tance to the ECU community
because the eastern part of North
Carolina has a high percentage of
African Americans.
He brought up an important
point that schools are not for
the good of the individual but
for the benefit of the people,
indicating how detrimental
resegregation can be to the
school systems.
When asked if resegregation
was an issue at ECU, Grobe felt
that it wasn't.
"Coming from the faculty,
we're pretty integrated said
Flood spoke about the differ-
ent programs that helped bring
students who were allowed to go
to schools outside out of their
districts in order to get a better
education, similar to the "No
Child Left Behind" program
initiated by President Bush.
However, Flood indicated the
problem that would occur would
be the bus system would not pick
up students who lived five or six
miles outside the school's range
or parents in the district would
become angry that students
outside would take the place of
their children.
The problem of resegrega-
tion doesn't just stop at getting
students to the right schools, but
also with the children at school,
amongst their peers.
When asked by a student
how to desegregate children
who tend to congregate with
their own race or ethnicities, he
suggested to start with parents
and faculty.
"Students will do anything
that the parents, adults celebrate.
The cure is not with the children.
When we as adults say respect
each other, the children will
follow. This generation is our
salvation Flood said.
Flood spoke about how
thankful he was that none of
the students present could not
comprehend the fact there were
laws that barred anyone other
than white in the front of an
auditorium, sit in a restaurant or
get a room at hotels.
He expressed gratitude that
today's generation would never
have to endure reading signs that
said "whites only
Resegregation is where people
make a voluntary move of select-
ing the people they associate
themselves with based on similar
cultures, ethnicity or race.
Flood has had 30 years of
experience in desecration of
North Carolina schools.
This writer can be contacted at
more likely to be minorities, binge
drinkers, or suffer from post-traumatic
stress disorder - and they may be
less likely to seek help.
Blalr condemns
Iraq prisoner abuse
LONDON - Prime Minister Tony
Blair said Wednesday the military
would not tolerate any abuse of Iraqi
prisoners as new graphic photos
depicting alleged mistreatment of
detainees blared across the front
pages of British newspapers.
The photos emerged during the
courts martial of three British soldiers
charged with abusing prisoners.
Some of the pictures show a bound
Iraqi being dangled over a loading
dock by a forklift and two Iraqis
stripped and forced to simulate
sexual acts together.
"Everyone finds those photographs
shocking and appalling and there
are simply no other words to describe
them said Blair.
"The vast majority of those 65,000
British soldiers who have served in
Iraq have done so with distinction,
with courage and with great honor
to this country. Whilst we express, in
a unified way I know, our disgust at
those pictures, I hope we do not allow
that to tarnish the good name fully
deserved of our British armed forces
Newspapers on Wednesday raised
concerns that the photos could be as
damaging as the graphic images of
mistreatment of detainees by U.S. forces
at Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad.
Charles Kennedy, leader of the
opposition Liberal Democrats, said
the photos were "liable to increase
the difficulties and dangers for
our existing troops, our good and
honorable troops, within Iraq
The photos were released by the
military court at a British base in
Osnabrueck, Germany where the
three soldiers are on trial. The alleged
mistreatment happened as British
soldiers sought to re-establish order
amid rampant looting in southern
Iraq in spring 2003 after the U.Sled
Palestinians promise
action against militants
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The top
Palestinian security commander said
Wednesday he will deploy forces
on the border with Israel to prevent
attacks, the first concrete step to rein
in militants since Palestinian leader
Mahmoud Abbas took office over
the weekend.
The order came a day after a
Hamas suicide bombing disrupted
fledgling efforts by Abbas to coax
militants into halting their attacks.
Abbas, who is under tremendous
pressure from Israel to take action,
was meeting with leaders of armed
groups in Gaza on Wednesday to
negotiate a truce.
Shortly after the announcement of the
troop deployment, however, militants
fired a missile at an Israeli military
vehicle near the border, wounding
two soldiers.
The Hamas suicide bombing
and the missile attack clouded
Abbas' prospects. An agent
of Israel's Shin Bet security
service died in the bombing, and
eight soldiers and agents
were wounded.
The latest violence appears to be an
attempt by the militants to increase
their leverage.
Abbas met with his security
advisers and commanders in an
emergency session after the bombing
and later with leaders of the two
Islamic groups, Hamas and Islamic
Lt. Gen. Abdel Razek Majaide, the
top Palestinian commander in
Gaza and the West Bank, said
Wednesday that Palestinian forces
would soon be deployed near the
border with Israel.
"Preparations are under way
to deploy Palestinian national security
soldiers along the borders to stop
any sort of violations Majaide said
In a radio interview. Palestinian
militants near the Gaza-Israel border
frequently launch rockets into
southern Israel.
Palestinian forces were last
deployed along the Israeli-Gaza
border during a two-month cease-
fire that Abbas, who was then prime
minister, negotiated with the militants
in 2003.
The Palestinian forces, however,
have been greatly reduced by
more than four years of fighting
with Israel and security officials say
they will not be able to be deployed in
the area without an Israeli agreement
not to target the troops.
Brody surgeon performs
online heart operation
Dr. W. Randolph Chitwood and his surgical team perform a
mitral valve repair using robotic technology for a live Internet
broadcast at Pitt County Memorial Hospital Tuesday.
Medic returns from Iraq,
pays thanks to professors
Dave Cowan, far right, spent the fall semester in Iraq
serving as a medic while taking online courses from ECU,
came to Greenville to thank his professors.
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Foreseen to increase,
improve center's service
The ECU Volunteer and
Service Learning Center has
recently received a donated Pon-
tiac Montana van to aid them in
transportation to their various
activities and events.
The Brown and Wood car
dealership in Greenville and
Judy Baker, former director of
ECU's Volunteer Center, made
the donation possible.
"This van has opened up a
whole new avenue for us said
Jason Denius, director of the
volunteer center.
"We are now beginning to
think about what new projects we
can begin. We will definitely be
putting some miles on this van
The van will also allow safer
and more convenient travel for
students. Instead of taking two
or three cars to a location, one
van can be taken.
Since the center volunteers
in four different counties in the
area, the van will be an asset
when transferring multiple stu-
dents to each volunteer effort.
Baker has played an avid
role in the center since its estab-
lishment in 1990. She was the
director of the center for 13 years
before she recently retired. Bak-
er's goal before she retired was
to get a vehicle donated to the
center. She contributed some of
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center had played a very positive
role in her life along with ECU
and the community.
Baker began the center when
she was a Health 1000 teacher.
The center promotes volunteer-
ism, service-learning and civic
responsibility. The program has
undergone much expansion
since it was founded.
"Then, there were no volun-
teers and eight agencies where
we volunteered. Now there are
more than 8,000 volunteers, 126
agencies and 100,000 hours have
been volunteered said Baker.
Since Baker's retirement,
Denius has become the direc-
tor of the center. He began his
internship at the center in the
fall of 1999. He earned a part-
time position in the spring of
"ECU's motto is to serve
Denius said.
"This is why I find it very
important to have the volunteer
center and give students a chance
to live out that motto.
"By the advertisement, the
community as a whole can
look at us and say ECU is really
making a positive difference in
the community
Denius said the center is very
appreciative of this generous
"We can not thank Brown
and Wood or Mrs. Baker enough
for their generous contribution
Denius said.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
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THURSDAY January 20, 2005
Our View
Tsunami tragedy brings
unwarranted actions
As our front page can attest to, communities
everywhere are joining efforts to help those
affected by the recent tsunami. It is a wonder-
ful thing to see so many Americans, especially
members of the ECU community, donate time
and money to the people who have lost every-
thing in the wake of the tsunami that hit Asia.
The idea that we can help people who may
not be like ourselves is heartwarming. This
heartfelt effort is also a great shot in the arm
of the United States' public relations.
However, not everyone is so generous in the
wake of such a devastating tragedy - many
have made unwise decisions.
According to Reuters news service, a com-
puter virus posing as an e-mail asking for aid
to help tsunami victims has been circulating
en masse.
The worm virus appears on a user's computer
with a subject line of Tsunami donation! Please
help If the recipient opens an attachment
called "tsunami.exe" the virus will forward to
everyone in that user's address book.
Another problem in the tsunami aftermath
is getting aid to every single area affected.
According to the Associated Free Press, the
head of the United Nations operations in Aceh,
Joel Boutroue, had "imposed a 24-hour ban
Monday on UN aid workers traveling between
the provincial capital Banda Aceh and the
North Sumatran capital of Medan The ban
was imposed after reports surfaced of fights
breaking out between insurgents and Indone-
sian government forces.
Boutroue has since lifted the ban, however
TEC can't help but express our concern for the
residents in those areas who were denied help
from the UN - even for a period as brief as 24
hours. Although the UN was right to worry about
the safety of Aceh residents, getting aid to those
in need should be their first concern.
TEC encourages our readers to get involved
with the tsunami relief efforts, whether it be
through a national organization, a campus
organization or just a simple donation out of
your pocket.
FofcGeT Tt
MY ei.Bow�
Opinion Columnist
My personal pleas to President Bush
Inauguration poses more
questions than answers
At the same time that President
George W. Bush is frolicking in the
limelight of Election Day victory and
spending millions of taxpayer dollars
on his second presidential inaugura-
tion, chaos will be engulfing Iraq. .
With the first national elections in
Iraq in more than 30 years looming on
the horizon, the presidential inaugura-
tion takes on a new significance. I have
already been extended invitations by
two individuals planning to join the
tens of thousands of protesters readying
themselves for a siege of the inaugural
brouhaha, but unfortunately, my atten-
tions will be elsewhere. My amazing
girlfriend will be turning 23 on that
very day, so for once my focus will be
away from the glaring contradictions
and doubletalk of national politics and
attending to more pressing matters.
In the hopes of dodging the
unimaginable, yet unavoidable, politi-
cal stumbling of the upcoming Bush
administration, I would offer my pleas
to the president (should he, by some
fluke of coincidence, or gift of destiny
have the privilege of reading these
Mr. President, I implore you, in your
infinite wisdom, please re-evaluate the
situation in Iraq. Before you know it,
it could turn into the worst military
and political quagmire since Vietnam,
and as Iraq descends past the first
circle of hell, so shall your beleaguered
administration find itself struggling
for breath.
As the majority of active Army
Reserve units in Iraq begin to reach
the legal ends of their enlisted terms
of service, our military apparatus could
soon be struggling to maintain person-
nel levels, therefore endangering more
than just the war effort, but whatever
support still exists for you at home. And
on that note, Mr. President, I would
offer my personal warnings against
even the idea of a new draft. Naturally,
you have offered your assurances to
the American people that our armed
forces would remain a purely volun-
teer entity, time and time again. But,
unfortunately, history has proven the
long-term livability of political prom-
ises to be about as reliable as national
campaigns are long.
As a young man who would more
than likely be called up for service, and
an unabashed critic of many U.S. gov-
ernment policies, in particular those
relating to wartime strategy, I predict
the backlash would be something per-
haps even the George W. Bush political
juggernaut could not contain.
Memories of Vietnam and naive,
fresh-faced young American boys
being shipped home in wooden boxes
are still fresh in the national con-
science. Keeping the promise of "no
new draft" should certainly be one
of your new administrations prime
As for the nation, Mr. President,
you are one of the most hated and
most loved, presidents of the 20th
century, so take care in your demeanor.
You represent all of us, even those
visionary 48 percent who chose not
to cast their votes in your favor, so
remember that Christian fundamen-
talism and educational repression do
not sit well with a great many Amer-
icans. Maybe the next four years
can work to improve the tarnished
image of Americans around the world.
This is my sincere hope and deepest
I would end my correspondence
with a quote - "He who extends the
invitation of peace and strikes with
the force of wisdom shall forever be
heralded. Yet, whosoever should poison
the well of brotherhood and laugh in
the face of reason will for all time be
recalled as a tyrant" - Anonymous.
P.S Feliz Cumpleanos, Tulipan. Te
quiero mucho.
In My Opinion
Emergency contraception should be over-the-counter
FDA regulation could
reduce high abortion rate
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As early as this week, the Food and
Drug Administration will hand down
a decision on whether or not emer-
gency contraception, often deemed
"the morning after pill" or "Plan-B
should become available as an over-the-
counter medication. As a society that is
now more than 100 years post-Planned
Parenthood, it seems odd than contra-
ceptives aren't available over-the-coun-
ter. If not for the ultra-conservative,
obscenely moral stance of the Bush
administration, such a measure would
have been passed the last time this issue
arose a few months ago, but yet again,
we hold our breath.
Making emergency contraception
available over-the-counter is ingenious
because it provides a safe alternative
to abortion. In fact, the abortion issue
is avoided by emergency contraception
because implantation into the wall
of the uterus never occurs, which is
ubiquitously considered to be the
beginning of pregnancy among sci-
entists. This occurs because Plan-B
delivers a progesterone-inhibiting
hormone, which prevents the uter-
ine wall from attaining the capacity
to house an embryo up to 72 hours
post-coitus. Allowing Plan-B to be sold
over-the-counter would help to sig-
nificantly reduce the 1.3 million abor-
tions that occur in the United States
per year and provide a safer, cheaper
alternative than a trip to an abortion
clinic. Of these abortions, 46 percent
happen because females do not use
contraceptives and 16 percent transpire
because contraceptives fail. Based on
these statistics, which can be found
on most reputable medical Web sites,
allowing over-the-counter sales could
potentially half the number of abor-
tions that are carried out in the United
States each year.
Opponents of introducing Plan-B
as an over-the-counter drug cite two
main reasons: the promulgation of
risky sexual practices and potentially
dangerous side effects. The first argu-
ment is significantly more puissant
than the first - given its safety record,
if Plan-B were able to prevent heart
attacks or cancer, it would have been
approved long ago. Safety is clearly
not a pressing issue. What worries
the groups who lobby against making
emergency contraception readily avail-
able is that girls will begin engaging in
sexual activity without using condoms
because having Plan-B available at the
nearest drug store will provide a safety
valve for risky sexual behavior. The
newest proposal before the FDA would
require females below the age of 16 to
have a prescription for Plan-B.
Luckily for ECU students, Student
Health Services provides emergency
contraception. Some females end up
pregnant because they cannot find a
physician who is willing to prescribe
emergency contraception or cannot
make an appointment within 72 hours
of having sex. This problem is prevalent
in rural areas and would be eradicated
by a reversal of the FDA's previous
What is clear is that people are not
going to quit having sex, regardless
of the possibility of pregnancy - no
preventative method aside from absti-
nence - is foolproof. Birth control is
97 percent effective, condoms are 95
percent effective and coitus interrup-
ts and spermicides have much lower
success rates. All we can hope for is
the FDA finally opts to protect females
and lower the risk of pregnancy instead
of bowing to the political pressure of
Bush's misguided, egregious "moral
Letter to the Editor
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Dear Editor,
Tony McKee is full of something.
I had hoped the New Year would
bring a halt to the spittle-flecked rant-
ing and disinformation in the pages
of TEC from the paper's resident right-
wing loon, Mr. McKee, but no such
While Mr. McKee's cheap Rush
l.imbaugh imitation is at times amusing
and invariably ill-supported, he scaled
new heights and deposited one of his
smelliest loads of hyperbole (or was that
horse manure) yet on the TEC editorial
page in his Jan. 11 column ("Break pro-
vides many possible topics
In his column, McKee complains
about the "media's blatant hypocrisy"
of showing footage from the recent
tsunami disaster and then turns around
and tells an outright lie when he says
the "same media refused to show
images of the planes hitting the World
Trade Center" or "of the towers coming
down because the 'images were too
My question to Mr. McKee is what
rock was he hiding under on Sept. 11,
2001? I clearly recall seeing the images
he says were missing on multiple net-
works on Sept. 11, complete with the
poor souls trapped in the WTC leaping
to their death to escape the flames. The
Images he claims were not broadcast
were shown dozens of times for days
on end after Sept. 11 as well.
No matter. I'm sure McKee will
do what right-wing media loons
such as Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Reilly
and their ilk do best - dissembling,
lying and revising history - since they
are not members of the reality-based
Good work, Mr. McKee. You would
have made Joseph Goebbels proud.
Bill Proctor
Visiting Assistant Professor
ECU Department of Biology
Pirate Rant
Is there a reason why every-
one picked the Colts over the
defending champs this past
weekend? Hmmm, Tom Brady is
6-0 in the playoffs and the Colts
haven't won in Foxboro yet. I
guess that "unstoppable" offense
was stoppable after all. Never pick
against the champs.
Professor speak: "I want you
to find the answers on your
own True meaning: "There are
many wrong answers and no
right ones
The iMac is the most useless
piece of garbage ever created.
What do you call it when a
football player gets kicked out of
ECU? Progress.
I was waiting in line at the
DM V and overheard a girl talking
about how she failed the written
driving exam twice because it is
so hard. I hope I'm never sharing
the road with that airhead.
I love hearing a girl just after
coming off a breakup saying
that all she wants is a "nice guy
Because by time she is ready to
get into a new relationship, she's
looking for the same kind of
creep she was with before.
If this school will spend
$60 million on a science and
technology building to cater to
only some of ECU'S students,
why can't it spend $7 million on
a parking deck to cater to all of
ECU'S students?
Fraternity rush is this week.
Become a part of Greek life.
Memo to Lakers: You were
already screwed even with Kobe
Bryant leading the team. Now
with him out, you're double
screwed. But who knows, maybe
it will give you guys a chance to
actually develop some kind of a
team concept.
In response to the person who
asked who wears shorts and flip
flops in January, I'll tell you who
- people who noticed it was 70
degrees. I swear people on this
campus use a calendar for their
weather. Here's an idea, watch the
weather. Just because it's January
doesn't mean it's cold.
I don't care what other people
say or think about my clothes,
I'll where what I want to. Why
do you care?
Why is it that I haul my butt
all the way across campus to
make it to class on time and sit
there waiting for 10 minutes for
the teacher to show up? Then
when a student is late they get
chewed out?
Hey friend, let's stop and
converse in the middle of the
sidewalk. We are far more impor-
tant than the 80 people we're
I hate popup ads. Click click
click that dang 'ol "X OK, this
machine is out the window.
I hate pennies, they're use-
less. Why can we just round
things to the nickel?
It's annoying that the last
two Thursdays I've been to El
Ranchito, there has been no
mariachi band, despite having
it on their billboard for the past
three months.
The Polar Bear Plunge is the
silliest idea I've ever heard of.
Sure, jumping into an outdoor
pool in the snow sounds like
an ingenious concept. Instead
of giving out free T-shirts, they
should give out free towels.
What sense does it make to
assign me a six-page paper on a piece
of software before I've even got a
chance to use it? Don't you think
I should learn how to use it first?
It would have been nice to
know I could receive a ticket for
failing to get in the left-hand
lane when a cop has someone
pulled on the shoulder (way off
of the road, might I add). I never
learned that law in driver's edu-
cation. A written warning would
have sufficed, but no, I now have
to pay $125.
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, or e-
mailed to editorstheeastcarotinian.
com. The editor reserves the right
to edit opinions for content and

Page A5 252.328.6366 CAROLYN SCANDURA Features Editor KRISTIN toumiANE Assistant Features Editor THURSDAY January 20, 2005
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
SALSA DANCE! Friday, Jan. 21 at
the Willis Building. Lessons will
be from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. and the
dance will be from 8:30 -1 p.m.
Admission for students is $3.
Pastor Maxx Flymm invites you to
a Holy Spirit Anointing Seminar
with author Albert Gengenbach, at
Radiant Life Church in Greenville.
Times are Friday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m
Saturday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. and 7
p.m Sunday, Jan. 30 at 9:30 a.m.
and 7 p.m. For more information
call 355-2888.
Gamma Chi Epsilon sorority
Spring 2005 recruitment will be
Jan. 18 - 20 at 7 p.m. in 1013 Bate.
"Where every sister knows your
name For more information, call
Anyone interested in the
Equestrian Club, contact Courtney
Quinn at cdq0525@mail.ecu.
edu. This club utilizes Hunt Seat
Horseback Riding, all levels are
welcome to join.
Local concerts:
Letter Kills featuring Stutterfly will
perform Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 7
p.m. at Cats Cradle in Carrboro.
Tickets are $8.
Rascal Flatts featuring Blake
Shelton will be together on
Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Colonial
Center in Columbia, SC. The show
starts at 8 p.m.
Josh Groban featuring Chris
Botti will be at the RBC Center in
Raleigh on Friday, Feb. 4.
Bright Eyes at BTI Center Raleigh
Memorial Auditorium on Monday,
Jan. 31. Show starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $18-20.
Chingy will be at The House of
Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC on
Thursday, Jan. 3 at 8 p.m. No
cameras allowed. Tickets are
Ryan Cabrera will be performing
at the House of Blues in Myrtle
Beach, SC on Wednesday, Feb.
9 at 8 p.m. Tickets are available
for $17.50.
Names In the news:
There's nothing like kids to bring
out the best in human beings.
Nowhere is this more apparent
than in the life of Courtney Love.
This week the hopelessly errant
rocker regained custody of her
daughter, Frances Bean Cobain,
12, after losing it in 2003, when
she was busted for allegedly trying
to break into an ex-boyfriend's
house while high on narcotic
Platinum-tressed dream girl Gwen
Stefani is missing a dress. Well,
actually, the Fullerton Museum
Center in California is missing the
red vinyl dress Stefani wore on the
cover of Tragic Kingdom, the first
album by her band, No Doubt. The
dress was part of an exhibit on the
history of rock music in Orange
County. The exhibit's curator, Jim
Washburn, said the dress could
be worth $5,000. Prime suspects
reportedly are two backpack-
carrying young women seen
acting fishy at the show.
When it comes to awards, nothing
comes close to Blackwell's list of
the worst dressed of the year. It's
a list celebrities would kill to stay
off. The top honors for 2004's
"mind-boggling mix of The Bad,
The Sad and The Downright
Ugly go to: Nicollette Sheridan
of "Desperate Housewives Close
in second place is everyone's
favorite walking teenage nervous
breakdown, Undsay Lohan, who is
"over-hyped and under-dressed
Rounding out the top three Is
a two-way tie between sisters
Jessica and Ashlee Simpson:
"these two prove that bad taste
is positively genetic
Nas, 31, is making gossipers the
world over scratch their heads in
bewilderment: the rapper married
fellow hip-hopper and one-named
individual, Kelis, 24, leading some
to ask what their married name
will be.
North vs. South
Where do you stand?
A southerner's perspective on
historical events
Ahh, the South, where everything is slower,
people are friendlier and most people have a nice
drawl in their tone. It's in this setting that many of
you have grown up, or call home. It is these common
traits, found south of the Mason-Dixon Line, that
have withstood an ever-changing society. Despite
advances in technology, the streamlining of America
and the invasion of so many unwanted northerners,
a lot of the south has still been able to maintain its
small town-simple living vibe of which it is trade-
marked. But when did the change begin? When did
these simple citizens give up so many of the simple
pleasures and freedoms that they once knew?
In the beginning, as every good story begins,
there were simple people, living simple lives, who
banded together for the fight of state's rights. These
people felt their rights had been infringed upon,
because they were being told what they could and
could not do. They were also being told who could
and could not work for them. These simple people
made their money and their food in their own
back yards. Through cotton, tobacco or other
crops these people provided for their families
and their communities.
It was when the national government
began mandating rules and rhetoric to these
southerners that communities and states
banded together to make a separate rule
of government. They seceded from the
United States of America.
It is important to note the rules the
national government imposed upon
southern citizens were unfounded and
impossible. The South owned workers
and so did the North. The North had
factories and alternative ways to earn
their money and therefore needed fewer
slaves than the South. The South was not
as fortunate to have these factories and
agriculture was the only way to earn money,
so more laborers were needed to complete tasks.
So, the southern people bought others, to help with
the work at hand, as was the custom. When the
national government saw the South owned more
people than the North, they felt as if they should put
mandates on their commerce of buying workers. It's
also important to note only 5 percent of southern
people owned workers.
The government regulated and argued, but the
see SOUTH page A7
How the region helped shape the
changing nation
The North. Even today there are people in the
Greenville area and in the South in general who say
these two words with a hint of indignation or bit-
terness in their voice. Gary Edwards, a sophomore
at ECU tried explaining why he believes there is
underlying tension in their words.
"Northerners carry themselves differently and
have a different demeanor than someone from
North Carolina or Georgia said Edwards.
"Maybe that's what puts off some people from
this area
The difference between people in the South and
in the North became crystal clear following the
2004 presidential election. Democrat John Kerry
carried traditional northern states, including New
York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Massachu-
setts by large margins while President George
Bush did the same carrying each and every
southern state in the union including North
Carolina, Georgia and Virginia. So at a time
when the nation is polarized to a degree
unseen for decades, it is time for the fac-
tions in America to put their differences
aside and begin to appreciate what each
one brings to the table.
The tension between the two portions
of the country ultimately stems from the
differences in one key category: their
economies. The South developed a
strong agrarian economy over the
past few hundred years, relying on
certain cash crops such as tobacco
and cotton. The North, however,
diversified and incorporated
shipping and manufactur-
ing with their agriculture.
Therefore, the landscape of
the North and South are dif-
ferent from each other. The
South is made of lush, beautiful
farmland with a few large cities
while the north is highly urbanized.
With more capacity to hold people, the
North did just that. With more people come new
ideas and different beliefs, opening the population's
mind. This diversity had a variety of side effects,
but two major ones. First, a premium was put on
education in the area. The University of Pennsyl-
vania, America's first university, opened in 1751 in
see NORTH page A6
Not quite North or South
What the middle
states think
Maryland, D.C Virginia: one
thing all these places have in
common is they're not quite con-
sidered the North or the South. So
what is it that they think about
both? Here at ECU there are
tons of people from these states
who can answer that question.
For those who don't know
much about the Civil War here's
a quick overview. Back in the day
the northern states and the south-
ern states were divided. The North
formed the Union and the South
formed the Confederate army.
The Confederates supported
slavery, made their living from
farms and plantations and wanted
to lower taxes on goods. The
Union was opposed to slavery,
made their living from factories
and trade and wanted higher taxes
on European goods so southern-
ers would buy northern products.
The Confederacy was made up
of states from Virginia and below
and the Union was made up of
all states north of Virginia. Since
the Civil War there has always
been that separation of so-called
Yankees and slow southerners.
"I am originally from Pennsyl-
vania but I now live in Maryland. I
like the North because people from
the North have a better advantage
than people from the South. We get
the latest fashions first, we hear the
news, albums and music first and
everything just moves at a faster
pace said Tierra Kelly, junior
business management major.
As far as fashion goes, everyone
knows New York is the fashion
capital of America. With many
of the top designers based out
of the North they do indeed get
much of the hottest clothes before
shipping begins to other states.
Another factor that distin-
guishes the North and South
is the cost of living, minimum
wage and the difficulty of getting
into a good northern college. It
is this reason that many north-
erners go to school in the south.
"It's extremely hard to get
into the top schools in the North
such as Columbia University or
the University of Maryland. It's
hard because so many people
from all over are trying to get
into those schools. But down
here in the South it's easy to get
accepted to almost any school
said Simone Baptiste, junior
speech language pathology major.
For a lot of students who come
from the semi-north to ECU it can
be life altering. Many students
come to the South and find that
it isn't as bad as they thought it
would be. Some like it in the South.
"I am from the Maryland area
and being a city girl coming to
the South was a big culture shock.
However, I do enjoy the South
and plan on spending the rest
of my life here, to my surprise.
The people in the South are way
friendlier than northerners. The
only thing that I don't like and
can't really get used to is how
slow and country everything is,
but I absolutely love southern
men said Sarah Berluche, junior
criminal justice major.
see MIDDLE page A7
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Anyone looking for on-campus
date ideas with someone special?
You and friends looking for a fun
new way to enjoy the evening? And
if your pocketbook is getting thin,
look no further than ECU's own
Mendenhall Student Center. MSC
continues to serve ECU students
as an escape from the daily grind
that is the world of academia. With
little doubt MSC has an outlet
for every type and this semes-
ter's rotation looks promising.
Recently on my way to do
research for this article, I noticed a
huge line extending far outside of
MSC. A collective hazy cloud could
be seen from a distance, the icy
breaths of hundreds of people wait-
ing in the cold. The excited anticipa-
tion was for Bingo Night, a monthly
event where more than $500 in
prizes are given out every first Thurs-
day. Bingo is just one of the many
events the Student Union hosts.
Perhaps the biggest attrac-
tions for students are the A-list
movies presented at MSC. Hen-
drix Theatre provides showings of
the films released in the past few
months free. Such a price tag
allows anyone with a valid ECU
ID to see new movies this semes-
ter such as Ray, Quentin Taranti-
no's Hero and the director's cut of
cult classic Dannie Uarko.
Another magnet to MSC is
the Pirate Underground. At first
glance this place is impressive,
with pool tables, ping pong
tables, arcade games and foos-
ball to engage one's competitive
nature. However, even at first
glance the depth of Pirate Under-
ground is not fully conceptual-
ized. Droves of people crowd the
interior for the latest bands that
you have yet to hear on the radio.
Pirate Underground plays host
to numerous bands throughout
the year. Also, Open Mic nights
showcase our talent here on
campus. Check out The Hotness
and Idea of Beauty at your new
favorite hangout spot, Pirate
Underground, this Thursday, Jan.
20 at 9 p.m.
Bowling anyone? MSC can
whet your bowling appetite at
Outer Limitz. Regular price is
$2 a person per game, and $.50
for shoe rental. From 1 - 6 p.m.
on Mondays, Wednesdays and
Fridays, games are only $1. Sun-
days during the same time, each
game is dropped down to the very
economical price of $.50.
So check out this potential
date situation: You start the eve-
ning out by taking your special
someone to a romantic MSC
dinner. Afterward, melt any
remaining ice with an exciting
game or two of Outer Limitz
bowling. Next swoon the audi-
ence (and that special someone)
with a personal song that you
wrote, and perform in front of a
welcoming crowd at Pirate Under-
ground during Open Mic Night.
Java City is there to provide a
caffeine fix to keep the momen-
tum going, and from there you
and your date sip vanilla lattes
as you finalize your evening with
a showing of The Grudge (scary
movies good, as girls always
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Philadelphia. The university is
one of the seven Ivy League col-
leges, all of which are located in
the northeastern states and are
universally considered to be the
most presiigious and respected
schools in the country.
Big northern cities attracted
great thinkers like Thomas Paine,
the Marquis de Lafayette and
Alexander Hamilton who was
born in the British West Indies
and immigrated to Boston as a
teenager. The North also gave
birth to great minds. In the 1700s
alone, the North produced John
Adams, Daniel Webster, John
Hancock and Benjamin Franklin,
America's foremost renaissance
man. In his remarkable life,
Franklin ran a successful print
shop, made incredible discover-
ies on the subject of electricity,
invented bifocals, signed both
the Declaration of Independence
and the Constitution and as a dip-
lomat, won the support of France
which was key to the winning of
America's independence.
America's independence
is the other side effect of the
North's urbanization. With the
new ideas and thoughts moving
through the large northern cities
such as Boston, New York City
and Philadelphia, great patriots
like Sam Adams, Paul Revere and
the Sons of Liberty found that a
life of subservience to English
rule no longer suited them. Open
rebellion broke out in these cities
with boycotts of British goods
and acts of both defiance and
violence. It was in the North
where the ideas of a revolution
were formed and it was in the
North that the ideas turned
into action, ultimately leading
to an unprecedented victory for
the now independent country.
Both the Declaration of Inde-
pendence and the Constitution
of the United States of Amer-
ica were drafted and signed in
Philadelphia and the nation's
capital was originally located
in New York City, which was
moved temporarily to Philadel-
phia before finally ending up
in Washington, D.C. Through-
out the years, the North would
continue to be at the forefront
in matters concerning the coun-
try. Currently, New York City is
widely known as the economic,
intellectual and social capital of
the country. The vast diversity
is what continues to push the
area to continued prosperity.
Their prosperity is undeniable.
Morgan Quinto Press released a
list of the most livable states in
America in order, using 44 catego-
ries to determine the best states in
which to live. Four northeastern
states crack the top 10 with New
Hampshire topping the list. In
another list released by the U.S.
Department of Commerce, Bureau
of Economic Analysis calculating
the per capita personal income by
state, all but one of the 10 north-
ern states surpasses the national
average. The top 10 states are
comprised of five northern states,
which hold the first five spots.
In short, the North is a very
successful and interesting por-
tion of America. Every year,
people take trips to see the Liberty
Bell in Philadelphia, the Boston
Harbor where the Boston Tea
Party took place or the Statue of
Liberty in New York City. All these
monuments symbolize the grand
effect it has had on this country.
Whether southerners like people
from the North or not, it would be
ignorant to disregard their many
achievements which have bene-
fited the entire country. So what if
it goes to their head occasionally.
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obtain as they are on the wallet.
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advantage of all that tuition
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hypocrisy and decided that suc-
cession was the only option. It
was then the North declared war.
But not only did they declare
war, they fought the war down in
the South. This ruined the agri-
culture of the south, which was
so heavily depended on by its
inhabitants. And when the after
effects came, and the North won,
the southerners were treated like
a conquered country. The people
were starved and lived in dire
poverty. People who fought in
the war were tortured, and life
for the South was miserable.
It was in the South's poverty
that the northerners found oppor-
tunity, and many moved down to
discover warmer climates, gorgeous
land and cheap prices. The Carpet
Baggers took the southerners' land,
and destroyed their property. It is
for this very reason many south-
erners today look down upon
northerners, not because of the
war, but because of how cruel the
Yankees treated the poor south-
erners. This is still the practice of
today. Sadly, many Yankees still
move to the South discovering
all of its amenities, which push
prices higher and unemployment
through the roof.
If you ask a southerner, the
war was not about slavery. Slavery
alone would have died out on its
own. The war was about state's
rights, which were denied to
simple citizens, and when action
was taken they were suppressed.
Not only suppressed, the southern
people were treated inhumane.
Their dignity was lost, their land
was taken, their belongings were
seized, their towns were left in
shambles, their prices were driven
higher, increasing their destitu-
tion and their anger was roused.
It is because of the actions
by those living north of the
Mason-Dixon Line that cause so
much pain in a southern heart.
It is why we cringe when we
hear those nasal accents. It is
why we mourn to see our land
being developed with five story
mansions on our beaches on
which we used to play, on our
mountains where we used to
explore or in our forest with its
old climbing trees. The cruelty
and force from those who called
themselves our fellow citizens
cannot be erased. Their infa-
mous acts will be passed on from
generation to generation, and
though some of these Yankees
may be our friends, their ances-
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be forgotten.
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When it comes down to it
many students don't have a
preference for either the North or
South. Many think both places
have certain positive and nega-
tive aspects and that no one is
better than the other.
"I don't necessarily think the
North is superior to the South or
vice versa. Both places have good
qualities. The North has really good
universities as far as education is
concerned. The North is known
for all the great places one can shop
and is also very rich in diversity
because it's just a melting pot of all
types of people. The South is a great
area to raise families, have quiet
time and enjoy clean air said
Tieren Evans, junior child develop-
ment and family relations major.
The way the North and South
are viewed is pretty much the same
for everyone. The North is fast. The
South is slow. But still no consensus
on one as being the head honcho.
"I moved to the Outer Banks
about 10 years ago. Up North, we
move a lot faster. I have mixed feel-
ings about which I like better. On
one hand, I like New York better
because there's always something
to do, and you don't have to be too
creative to find it. Down South is
better in the sense that the air is
cleaner and it's just much more
peaceful. You don't have to lock
your front door all the time, or
your car door in fear that your
vehicle will be stolen said Maureen
McNamara, rehabilitation major.
It seems living in the North is
good for some people and living in
the South is good for others- it really
just depends what type of person you
are. If you can't decide, maybe the
middle of the road is the place for you,
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"�� Pirates preparing to defend title
Clemens seeks
record deal
Roger Clemens filed tor a record
$22 million In salary arbitration
on Tuesday, anc' the Houston
Astros offered the seven-time Cy
Young Award winner $13.5 million.
The Rocket, who helped lead the
Astros within one win of their first
World Series appearance, still has
not decided whether to pitch this
year or retire. Clemens, who wears
No. 22, would be playing his 22nd
major league season. Until now,
the highest figure ever submitted
for arbitration was $18.5 million
in 2001 by New York Yankees
shortstop Derek Jeter, who then
agreed to a $189 million, 10-year
deal. The highest salary ever
earned by a pitcher in a single
season was $17.5 million, last
year by Boston's Pedro Martinez.
Clemens, 42, left the Yankees after
the 2003 season and intended to
retire. But after former teammate
Andy Pettltte signed with the
Astros, Clemens was persuaded
to sign with his hometown club.
He took an undermarket deal
that guaranteed him $5 million,
of which $3.5 million was deferred
without interest until July 1,2006.
Clemens earned an additional
$1,825,000 in bonuses based
on his selection to the NL All-
Star team and Houston's home
attendance, which was more
than 3.3 million, including the
postseason. Clemens had a
remarkable season, going 18-4
with a 2.98 ERA and 218 strikeouts.
As he did last winter, he says he is
leaning toward retirement but has
not ruled out playing.
Nationals sign Loalza
Free agent pitcher Esteban Loaiza
joined the Washington Nationals
on Wednesday, agreeing to
a $2.9 million, one-year deal.
Loaiza went 21-9 with a 2.90
ERA and a league-leading 207
strikeouts for the Chicago White
Sox In 2003, was the AL starter
in the All-Star game and finished
second in Cy Young Award voting
behind Toronto's Roy Halladay.
He struggled with his velocity
last year, going 9-5 with a 4.86
ERA for the White Sox, then was
traded to the New York Yankees
and went 1-2 with an 8.50 ERA
in 10 regular-season games. He
quickly lost his spot in the starting
rotation and needed seven tries to
get his 100th win - getting it when
he beat Halladay on Sept. 21.
Loaiza is 100-89 in his career with
a 4.70 ERA. He made $4,015,000
last year. Pitching has been a
top priority for Nationals Interim
manager Jim Bowden, but the
team's limited budget has made i
difficult to improve a staff that was
12th in the NL in ERA last year.
Loaiza joins a starting rotation
that includes Livan Hernandez,
Tomo Ohka and Tony Armas Jr.
Loaiza pitched 150-plus innings in
each of the last five seasons while
averaging 29 starts. He is 100-89
with a 4.70 ERA over 10 seasons
with Pittsburgh, Texas, Toronto,
Chicago and New York.
Talks continue
in NHL lockout
With nothing to lose but the rest
of the hockey season, Vancouver
Canucks forward Trevor Linden
thought his idea was worth a
shot: Get together a small group
of representatives from NHL
management and the players'
union and try to find some middle
ground that would jump-start
talks toward ending the 125-day
lockout. That is, try to do what
previous, more formal negotiations
couldn't. And so on Wednesday,
six people - three from each side
- will meet in Chicago for this very
purpose. Failure to produce even
some movement, likely will signal
the end of any hopes that the
season can be saved. Through
Tuesday, 655 of the 1,230 regular-
season games were canceled as
was next month's All-Star Game.
What's more Interesting about the
meeting is who won't be present.
Linden reached out to the league
by inviting Harley Hotchkiss, the
chairman of the NHL board of
governors, to sit down and talk
without NHL commissioner Gary
Bettman and union head Bob
Goodenow in the room.
ECU baseball opens
first week of practice
The ECU baseball team offi-
cially began its Conference USA
and regional title defense Sunday
afternoon with the opening of
practice for the 200S season. It
didn't take a meteorologist to
predict the weather for the week
of Jan. 17 either. As has been the
case since the turn of the cen-
tury, the 70 degree weather that
spoiled most North Carolinians
quickly took a turn for the worse
as the first week of practice rolled
Day one for the Pirates
brought rain showers, occasional
flurries and temperatures that
barely hovered above freezing.
However, It's going to take more
than just cold temperatures and
a little precipitation to slow down
Head Coach Randy Mazey and
the Pirates.
"We're going to try and get
outside every opportunity we
can said Mazey.
"If you know you're going
to play on days like this, you
have to learn how to play on
days like this and in order to do
that you have to practice on days
like this.
"Any opportunity we can get
to get outside, however tough
it may be, we're going to get
Despite having to put
up with frustrating weather
trends that seem to be on
schedule with the Pirates'
practice docket, Mazey is glad to
finally get back on the field.
"It feels pretty good Mazey
"It seems like forever since we
had an opportunity to be on the
field, so it's good to just get back
after it a little bit.
"Our guys are chomping
The Diamond Bucs' first game in the new Clark-Leclair Stadium will be March 4 for the annual Keith Leclair invitational.
at the bit to get out there and
get going. They practice hard
no matter what the weather
conditions are, so we don't have
to worry about that
As construction continues
to progress toward the comple-
tion of Clark-Leclair Stadium,
the Diamond Bucs' are furiously
working out at the J.H. Rose's
practice facility. The agenda
for the first week seems to be
geared toward fundamentals
like opposite field hitting,
bunting and base running, but
Mazey hopes to use the first
week more as means to get his
guys in the groove of things.
"The idea now is to just get
back in the flow Mazey said.
"We want to start seeing
the ball and swinging the bat,
taking some ground balls and
reviewing everything we did in
the fall and getting everyone on
the same page.
"When we start playing
intersquads and doing that,
then we'll start figuring out some
line-ups and pitching rotations,
but the idea right now is to just
get the guys going and get them
into the routine of being out here
Eventually, the Pirates will
turn their attention to their
opening series against the
College of Charleston, which
begins Feb. 11 in South Carolina.
"We started thinking about
them as soon as the schedule
came out Mazey said.
"But when we get a couple
more weeks down the road,
we'll start seeing what they're all
about. I know coach Pawlowski
real well, he was my college
roommate as a matter of fact, I
know we'll be ready to play and
they'll be ready to play, so it's
going to be a real good series.
"They're ranked pretty high,
so it'll be a real good test for us
The Cougars are ranked
29th by Baseball America, the
same publication that also has
picked them to win the Southern
Conference this season.
Charleston returns eight of
nine hitters and two of three
starting pitchers from a year ago.
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Pirates make last trek to uses Leinart content
Louisville Wednesday night with decision to stay
(SID) � ECU will be paying
its final visit to historic Freedom
Hall to face nationally ranked
Louisville in a Conference USA
tilt Wednesday night at 7:30
p.m. The Pirates are in the midst
of a four-game slide, while the
Cardinals have won three
straight and eight of its last
nine games.
Wednesday night's game
will mark the Pirates' third game
of the season against a ranked
opponent and second in the last
three games. ECU lost to then 13th
ranked Cincinnati by six this past
Wednesday and lost at then No.
19 NC State earlier in the year.
ECU is coming off a 12-point
loss to UAB on Saturday, 76-64.
Junior Corey Rouse recorded his
sixth double-double of the season
with a game-high of 17 points
and 14 rebounds. Senior Moussa
Badiane added 15 points, while
sophomore Mike Cook
and freshman Tom Ham-
monds scored 11 points each.
Louisville rallied from a
double-digit deficit against Cin-
cinnati on Saturday to claim a
69-66 victory on the road. The
Cardinals made 10 three-pointers
and out-rebounded the Bearcats
Corey Rouse is one of only 11 players in the nation who is
averaging a double-double so far this season.
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by 12. Taquan Dean led all scorers
with 25 points, making 7-of-16
three-point field goals.
The game will feature the
best two rebounders in the
league. Rouse leads C-USA in
rebounding with 10.1 boards
per game, while Louisville's Ellis
Myles ranks second behind Rouse
with 9.4 rebounds per contest.
Louisville leads C-USA in
four offensive team categories,
including points per game (83.3),
scoring margin (21.1), field goal
percentage (.483) and three-point
field goal percentage (.406).
As a team, only Charlotte
averages more rebounds per
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Everything back to normal in ACC
Upset city for Georgia
Tech, Wake Forest
With Wake Forest down by
three points against Florida State
Tuesday night, Taron Downey
hits from downtown with just
four seconds remaining and gets
fouled, giving him a chance to
win the game. Wake, a previ-
ously lousy free throw-shooting
team (65 percent) decided to rip
off an NCAA record SO straight
free throws carrying on from
the UNC game up until this
particular point. Downey Is
the Deacons' best charity stripe
shooter (86 percent). Turn out
the lights, ladies and gentlemen
- this party is over.
Then again, maybe not.
Downey misses. FSU rejoices.
Todd Galloway erupts.
Galloway made Wake and
Downey pay for the costly miss
as he scored nine straight points
in the overtime period, including
a bomb of a three-pointer, to lift
the Seminoles over the Deacs,
It's one of the most beautiful
aspects in sports.
You have a Deacon team that
drubbed a national championship
caliber squad at home (UNC), set
an NCAA record in consecutive
free throws and then goes on the
road only to lose their very next
game to a Seminoles squad with
just one conference win who,
by the way, had three players
set career highs against Wake.
Welcome to the ACC.
With North Carolina steam-
rolling Virginia Tech, Maryland
and Georgia Tech in their first
three ACC games, and Wake get-
ting pounded at Illinois while
showing severe defensive lapses,
there was a question before Jan. 15
as to whether UNC may actually
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(AP) � Five days after taking
what might be the biggest risk in
sports history, here is the short
list of things Matt Leinart still
does not have:
Millions in the bank.
A new Chevy Tahoe in the
"I'm relieved more than any-
thing said Leinart, Tuesday
night over the phone from Los
Angeles. "It feels really good
to get all that pressure off my
shoulders. It got to the point
where I realized whatever deci-
sion I made, there was going to
be some criticism.
"So he said, "I just did what
was best for me
The guys who run the NFL
aren't used to hearing no. Even
though Leinart brought the Heis-
man Trophy back to USC and
then tied the bow on a second
straight national championship,
you'd think the biggest man on
campus would be even bigger
after announcing he was passing
up an eight-figure signing bonus
from the pros to come back for
his senior year. But no.
Most of the SOO or so Trojans
fans who packed Heritage Hall
and spilled over onto the lawn
outside when Leinart announced
his decision last Friday have
returned to classes. And so has
he, with surprisingly little fan-
"I walked into geography
yesterday and nobody made a
big deal. My teacher said some
nice stuff, but that's about it
Leinart said.
"Other than a few teammates,
everybody's been real respect-
ful. And the only reason they're
bummed he added, "is because
they thought I was going to buy
them cars
And so running back LenD-
ale White's request for a Range
Rover was put on hold. Ditto for
Leinart's purchase of a Tahoe
to replace the little white Ford
pickup he's dubbed the "Danger
"It still gets me where I need
to go Leinart said.
Still to be determined is
whether he'll be able to say
the same about the Southern
California program around this
time next year. Leinart will be
surrounded by another talented
corps of skill players - coach
Pete Carroll has already seen to
that. And he'll still be orches-
trating the madcap offensive
schemes drawn up by coordinator
Norm Chow. Even so, it's hard
to imagine the Trojans improv-
ing on the just-ended season.
Just matching it, considering
the raised expectations, will be
tough enough.
Maybe that's why so few
people were willing to take Lein-
art at his word. He said all along it
would take "a lot for me to leave
and because there seemed to be
nothing left to prove in college
and everything to gain by turn-
ing pro, we just assumed he was
talking about money. But that
wasn't it at all.
Leinart was raised in a well-
to-do section of Santa Ana, Calif
comfortably enough to be able to
make decisions based on factors
other than need. His parents
paid the premiums for a $1 mil-
lion insurance policy this season
- about $20,000 - and they'll do
it again next season. Getting hurt
would take a huge chunk out of
Leinart's net worth, much the
same way that Buffalo running
back Willis McGahee slid from
the top of the draft to the tail end
of the first round after wrecking
his knee playing for Miami in the
Fiesta Bowl, his last college game
before declaring for the NFL as
a junior. But that doesn't scare
Leinart, either.
"I don't play scared he said
at last week's news conference.
"I play to win I could be hurt
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Colts to focus on defense during off-season
Dungy knows the Indianapolis
Colts need to make some per-
sonnel changes, especially on
defense. His approach to coach-
ing, however, will remain the
"I don't know any different
ways to do it said Dungy .
"We've got a very good offen-
sive system in place, a very good
defensive system and a good
special teams system. We've got
good players and good coaches,
and we've just got to continue to
grow on that
The Colts lost 20-3 on Sunday
at New England - Indianapo-
lis' perennial nemesis - and it
dropped the AFC South cham-
pions to 13-5. It was a disap-
pointing finish for a team that
many thought has a good shot at
getting to the Super Bowl.
"When you don't win the
ballgame, there's a little bit of
an empty feeling Dungy said.
"We'll be able to, in another
week or so, look at the season in
total and realize that we did have
a fine year
Record-setting quarterback
Peyton Manning, the league's
MVP, and all of his top receivers
(Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne
and Brandon Stokley) will all
see ACC page A10
Dungy hopes to never have this look on his face again in
Foxboro, a place where Indy simply cannot win.
from page A8
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yanking 40.1 boards per outing
compared to 40.2 by the 49ers.
ECU has out-worked three of
its first five C-USA opponents
on the glass this season and
has finished the game with the
rebounding edge eight times
this season. Both Badiane and
Rouse are averaging over nine
rebounds per game in
conference play.
In the midst of
a tough stretch
ECU is in the midst of argu-
ably its toughest part of the
schedule this season. The Pirates
will be playing their fourth of
five consecutive games against
2004 NCAA Tournament and
eight against postseason tourna-
ment teams Wednesday night.
Following Wednesday's game at
Louisville, ECU will make its final
trip to Chicago for a C-USA game
against DePaul.
Moose Gets SOO Boards
Badiane recorded his 500th
career rebound this past Saturday
against UAB, becoming the 18th
player in school history to reach
that milestone. Badiane has totaled
507 rebounds during his career.
Rouse Averaging
Rouse is one of only 11 play-
ers in the country to be averag-
ing a double-double this season
(through games of Jan. 16). Rouse
is averaging 10.8 points and
10.1 rebounds per game. He
has recorded six double-dou-
bles this season, scored double
figures 10 times and grabbed
double-digit rebounds nine times.
His 10.1 rebounds are tops in
C-USA and ranks 12th best in
the country.
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be back, and owner Jim Irsay is
ready, if necessary, to designate
running back Edgerrin James,
the Colts' franchise player and
lock him in place at least one
more season.
On defense, Dwight Freeney
led the league with 16 sacks and
helped the Colts produce an NFL-
best turnover margin of plus-19.
Punter Hunter Smith was second
in the NFL in net yardage, and
Mike Vanderjagt remained the
most-accurate field goal kicker in
league history.
Dungy and the rest of the
coaching staff will take some
time off for vacations, watch the
rest of the playoffs on television
and maybe attend the Senior
Bowl on Jan. 29 in Mobile, Ala
to scout many of the top players
coming out of college this year.
Then it's back to work, pre-
paring for the combine at the
RCA Dome next month and then
the college draft April 23-24.
"You never know who's going
to be available, but certainly
when you've got an offense like
ours you want to keep it tooled
up and going well Dungy said.
"Obviously, defensively is where
we would probably look in the
draft, but I don't see any major
philosophical changes. I think
we just keep fine-tuning and
keep improving and keep grow-
ing with a lot of the guys in our
system already
Among the Colts' potential
free agents are linebacker Rob
Morris, cornerback Nick Harper
and safety Idrees Bashir - all
"We'd like to get everyone
re-signed Dungy said. "It's not
an easy procedure, but hopefully
we can get as many guys back
as possible and then figure out
where we go from there
An unavoidable byproduct
of the Colts' success, of course,
is a spot toward the bottom of
the draft order, but Dungy said
that didn't necessarily mean
the Colts would place greater
emphasis on trades or free-agent
"I think you can find some
guys (in the draft) that can help
you Robert Mathis has been a big
help to us, and he wasn't a first-
day choice. Raheem Brock was
probably a really big part of what
we've done, and he wasn't even
one of our draft choices. So you
can find guys in a 'ot of areas
from page A8
have a chance to run away with
the conference title this season.
Georgia Tech lost B.J. Elder to
injury for a couple of weeks and
the Jackets showed weaknesses
even before he left the lineup. NC
State had the best game of their
existence against ECU in the BCA
Invitational only to later follow it
up with four losses in six games.
Virginia has some talent but
have started 0-4 in the ACC and
although Miami, Virginia Tech,
Clemson and FSU will make
some noise, let's all be rational
human beings and rule
them out.
That leaves us with Duke,
who boasts an undefeated record
but have played just two quality
teams en route to that 13-0 record
- Michigan State when they
were No. 9 early in the season
and perhaps Virginia in the Blue
Devil's latest win. Not to men-
tion the fact they struggled with
both Temple and Clemson in
Cameron, two teams that are at
best mediocre. They also trailed
for most of their game against
NC State last week, a team that
looked more and more like a good
high school squad until they beat
the B.J. Elder-less Yellow Jackets.
In addition, out of Duke's 13
games, 10 have been at home.
ESPN's Jay Bilas, a former
Dukie, even stated on Sportscenter
one evening that if UNC kept play-
ing like they were, the Tar Heels
might just make a mockery of the
best conference in the country.
Then reality hit when UNC
fell to Wake who then fell to
FSU and all was well in the world
Face it folks, there won't ever
be a team in the ACC who can
run the table or dominate the
league. Think about it, what do
you hear concerning who is the
top team in the conference right
now? UNC and Wake.
There is an undefeated team
who is a force to be reckoned
with year in and year out in this
conference and they're not even
considered as one of the two best
teams. Regardless of what I like to
call they're "false front" record,
being undefeated and not even
numero uno in your conference
says a lot about the competition
you're pitted up against.
Plus, road games in the ACC
are cast from a different mold
than other conferences. They
carry an extra weight and elec-
tricity that even the most experi-
enced, poised and talented teams
can have trouble dealing with.
Show me a team that consistently
from page A8
The simple fact is that Leinart
didn't take that factor into account,
either. His decision came down to
where he most wanted to be for the
next year of his life - no matter
where the money or expectations
were - and everything kept point-
ing to the place he already was.
"It's another year with my
pals, no matter how it turns out.
If I told you what I do with most
of my time, my life would sound
pretty boring Leinart said. "But
I'll tell you what: I didn't want to
look back 10 or 20 years down the
road and find out I passed on the
chance to be a part of something
really special
There's no chance of that
now, no matter - as Leinart said
- how the coming year plays out.
What still seems like play will
become a job after that, and it's
not like his resume will need any
polishing by then.
"The attention has been over-
whelming at times, and now it
might be a little worse, I guess,
because turning down a lot of
money is something nobody has
really done before. But this is fun.
I just got back to working out this
week, and I'm already excited to
find out he said, "how much
better we can get
wins their road games in the ACC
and I'll show you the conference
champion and a number one seed
come NCAA tourney time.
So, stop all of your jabbering
about Wake or Chapel Hill run-
ning away with the conference.
It's still too early to see what these
teams can really do. Wait another
month when these kids have
gone on the road against tough
ACC opponents and Carolina has
played Duke once - then we'll
start talking about whose going
to take the regular season title.
There are plenty more upsets in
store in the very recent future
and throughout this basketball
Who's next? The "13-0" Blue
Devils at Miami or Florida State.
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All-Campus Tournaments
You could ropresent ECU at Regional Competitions in
Billiards Spades chess
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Tues. January 31, 6:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room
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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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The East Carolinian, January 20, 2005
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.
January 20, 2005
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3cm x 2cm
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University Archives
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