The East Carolinian, January 25, 2005

Volume 80 Number 45
Bush speaks to the nation, world
in his second inaugural address
January 25, 2005
What issue do you
hope President Bush
will address in his
second term?
President seeks to
improve foreign,
domestic issues
President George W. Bush
assured democracy and liberty
throughout the nation and
world in his second inaugural
speech Thursday.
The first wartime inaugura-
tion in 30 years, Bush spoke
to a nation deeply divided on
everything from domestic and
international issues to his job
approval rating.
Bush, keenly aware of a
national divide, noted the sepa-
ration must be mended.
"We have known divisions,
which must be healed to move
forward in great purposes - and
I will strive in good faith to heal
them said Bush.
With Iraq's first election only
days away, President Bush used
the address to reaffirm the need
for U.S. presence in the war-torn
country, without directly refer-
ring to the nation.
"The survival of liberty in
our land increasingly depends
on the success of liberty in other
lands Bush said.
"The best hope for peace in
our world is the expansion of
freedom in the entire world
During the address, Bush
spoke unapologetically about
his belief that "the calling of
our time" is to rid the world of
tyranny, decreeing that human
dignity will guide American
policies. He promised to stand
beside those who stand for
liberty and warned those who
The education policy. I
think it is important that
every child gets an education.
President Bush and first lady Laura Bush walk during the inauguration parade in front of the White House Thursday.
Foreign Policy. Just how
we need to communicate with
other countries on war conflicts.
Bush is sworn in on Capitol Hill.
Bush and Cheney greet the crowd.
A protestor holds a mosaic of Bush.
prevent it.
"Those who deny freedom to
others deserve it not for them-
selves - and under the rule of a
just God, cannot long retain it
Bush said.
Without mentioning the
deaths of thousands of soldiers,
Bush honored them by calling
their efforts "the idealistic work
of helping up free governments
the dangerous and necessary
work of fighting our enemies
"Some have shown their
devotion to our country in deaths
that honored their whole lives
Bush said.
"We will always honor their
names and their sacrifice
President Bush called upon
young Americans to "believe the
evidence of your eyes" and to
"serve in a cause larger than your
wants, larger than yourself- and
in your days you will add not just
to the wealth of our country, but
to its character
Kenneth Rountree, sopho-
more information technology
major, said he isn't exactly opti-
mistic about Bush's next four
"1 didn't vote for Bush in
the Presidential Election for the
reason I'm a little worried
that the situation in Iraq won't
be resolved in the near future
and contrary to what his speech
promised. 1 don't believe he's seri-
see INAUGURAL page A2
He should try to make the
economy better so people can
get jobs.
ECU hosts charity concert to
benefit mentoring programs
Blue County will perform at
the event.
Blue County will
be featured artists
ECU is hosting an open
charity concert presented by
country radio station 95.1
FM WRNS and news channel
WITN TV 17 in the Wright
Auditorium Jan. 27 at 8 p.m.
Arron Benwar and Scott
Reeves of the country duo
Blue County, known for their
hit song "Good Little Girls
are performing at the event.
Blue County recently received
honors at the Country Music
Awards for Vocal Duo of the Year.
Benwar has released five
albums as a Christian artist while
Reeves played television charac-
ter, Ryan McNeil for 10 years on
"The Young and The Restless
The event benefits the Power
of One mentoring program in
Pitt County and Pamlico Pals
mentoring program in Beaufort
County. These programs, part
of the governor's One on One
statewide program in eastern
North Carolina, work toward
giving children one-on-one time
with an adult to lead the kids in
a positive direction and provide
a "big brother" figure for the
children in need.
Blue County is well known
throughout the country and
often performs to benefit char-
ity causes.
"These guys are probably
one of the hottest new groups
in Nashville They are high
energy and have a lot of fun on
stage said Wayne Carlyle, pro-
gram director for WRNS.
"Any time you can help our
youth in any way it's good
He said It is especially impor-
tant to help considering all the
negative influences that are
placed upon our youth.
Carlyle said he encourages
people to attend the event. He
said it is a good way for people
to have fun while benefiting a
good cause.
"Get ready to have a great
time, go and enjoy yourselves
knowing that you're helping the
kids of eastern and coastal North
Carolina Carlyle said.
Many mentoring programs
rely on the government and
United Way for funding, but local
fundraising and donations are
often major resources.
Lack of funding becomes a
major problem for these orga-
nizations when fundraisers and
government assistance is unavail-
able. This problem has left only
57 mentoring programs in North
Carolina after 10 were closed.
Each year $52,000 is spent on
reform schools, whereas $27,000
goes into one mentoring program
for a year.
Dale Thomas, senior political
science major, said he supports
the event and feels mentoring
programs are a worthy cause to
"Kids are our future and
people need to invest more
money and time into their well-
being said Thomas.
"We need to) show that
we are there to guide them and
show them a better and more
prosperous path .
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nem@theeastcarolinian. com.
Richard Ericson spoke to those in attendance about Russian politics and foreign relations.
Ericson discusses Russia at
first of eight 'Great Decisions'
Tickets are on sale now for $12
and available to the public at the
Wright Auditorium Ticket Office
or by calling 1-800-ECU-ARTS.
The event Is Thursday night at 8
p.m. In the Wright Auditorium.
Sponsors for the charity concert
Include PCS Phosphate, University
Health Systems of Eastern
Carolina and NextMedla Group
along with radio stations Bob
93.3 FM, WANG 105.1 FM, WRNS
960 AM and WDLX 930 AM.
Foreign relations with
country reviewed
The first of eight scheduled
forums entitled "Great Decisions"
gave its attendants an in-depth
look on current Russian politics
Richard Ericson, chairman
of the department of economics,
lectured faculty, students and
community members on the
topic. He is well-versed in the
economic history of Russia, from
its Soviet years to Gorbachev's
Perestroika, Yeltsin's anti-com-
munism and Vladimir Putin's
current plans for reform.
Ericson focused his presenta-
tion on the collapse of the Rus-
sian economy in post-Soviet years
and how it is being reformed
today. He also discussed Russia's
stance on foreign policy issues,
like the War on Terror.
Ericson said problems arose
in Russia when former President
Boris Yeltsin tried to radically
instill a market economy and
destroy all remnants of com-
"Boris Yeltsin decided he
was going to jump to a modern
market economy said Ericson.
"He got a bunch of young eco-
nomic theorists who had never
managed anything larger than
their household budget. They
developed a program that came
to be called 'shock therapy
Prime Minister Vladimir
Putin has been left with the task
of trying to remedy the Russian
Gross Domestic Product and
make Russia a major player in the
world again.
Putin has adapted one of the
least intrusive tax policies of any
country In the world with a flat
tax of 13 percent. He has also
deregulated parts of the economy
and made the labor code more
However, Putin's lack of legit-
imate opposition has led him to
become very authoritarian with
some policies.
Ericson said Putin wants a
"dictatorship of law where rules
and regulations apply to everyone
except for the head of the state.
There are no dissenting voices
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Seven forums remain In the
Great Decisions program, which
will be held at ECU until March
12. Next Saturday's presentation
pertains to the Middle East
ECU'S Walker Center receives $10,000 grant from SpeechEasy International
How money will be
spent still undecided
A $10,000 grant was given
to ECU'S Walker Center by Spee-
chEasy International to cover
future expenses and projects of
the center.
Glen Gilbert, dean of the
college of health and.human
performance, said the decision
on how to use the grant will be
made at a later date.
"It's undesignated. We're put-
ting it into our account and we'll
see what we do with it later said
SpeechEasy International, a
division of Janus, has shared a
history with ECU as they mar-
keted the anti-stuttering tech-
nology developed by campus
researchers and had ties with
ECU through a wheelchair tread-
mill device.
Gilbert said ECU officials
were not expecting the grant
but were surprised when it was
The Walker Center became a
part of the college of health and
human performance after it was
transitioned from a private center
to a division of the university
more than a year ago, a move
that placed it under the control
of Gilbert.
Changes have been made to
the center, which Gilbert said
had gone dormant for a period
of time. It now has a different
organization and board of direc-
tors with a new set of goals.
"There are a lot of efficiencies
in moving it here Gilbert said.
"We can make the budget go
much further and we have
Gilbert said Walker has a
strong reverence for fair play
and believes the Olympics and
athletic competitions should all
be played on a level field without
one team having an overwhelm-
ing training advantage.
Along with a sense of fair-
ness, Walker was involved in the
ParaOlympics, helping disad-
vantaged individuals compete in
sporting events.
This reverence for
fair play and desire to help the
disabled led to the creation of
the Walker Center in order to
help athletes who lack advanced
training technology and ade-
quate funding in their home
countries and allow individ-
uals with disabilities to take
part in athletics.
The center has helped trained
athletes from a number of nations
such as Ghana, Burundi and
David Loy, assistant professor
for the department of recreation
and leisure studies, works with
the Walker Center Adapted Sports
Program, the arm of the center
that offers sports and training
opportunities to people with
"A lot of individuals
with disabilities do not have the
financial means to participate in
sports and recreation we try to
provide those opportunities to
people in the Pitt County area
said Loy.
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TUESDAY January 25, 2005
Campus News
Uptown Greenville
Winter Social
The City of Greenville will be
holding a social at the grand
opening of the renovated Historic
McLellan's Building at 409 Evans
St tonight at 5:30 p.m. Come to
enjoy food and entertainment and
find out about Uptown Greenville's
current plans and projects for
the city. City Manager Wayne
Bowers will discuss the im-
portance of revitalizing Greenville's
downtown area.
Speech and hearing
Speech and hearing screenings
for the spring semester will be
held until Jan. 26 from 5 - 6 D.m.
at the clinic in Belk Annex 1,
near the intersection of Charles
Boulevard and the 264 bypass.
begins at 4:45 p.m. at the
west entrance of the clinic and
ends at 5:45 p.m. Screenings are
done at 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.
True Colors
True Colors is a two-hour
workshop that is a fun, informative
communication system. Based on
the Meyers-Briggs Tye Indicator
and the work of David Keirsey,
True Colors 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 a.m. - noon. To sign up,
contact Paula Kennedy-Dudley by
Friday, Jan. 21 at 328-6824.
AA Meetings
Alcohol Anonymous meetings will
be open to the public Wednesdays
at noon in Mendenhall 14 to
discuss alcohol-related issues.
For more information on these
meetings, please call 760-500-
Annual member
celebrationAll That Jazz
The Pitt-Greenville Chamber of
Commerce will host this musical
event at the Hilton in Greenville
at 7 p.m. Jan. 28. The ECU Jazz
Combo, directed by Carroll V.
Dashiell, Jr will perform and the
Citizen of the Year award will be
presented. For more information,
call 752-4101.
The Delfonlcs and
Harold Melvln's Blue Notes
CC Entertainment and Oldies
104.9 will host this performance
of blues music at the Greenville
Convention Center Jan. 28 at 7
p.m. Tickets are available at the
Greenville Convention Center.
VIP. seats are $39 and general
admission costs $25. Call 321-
7671 for details.
Jazz at Night
The school of music will host this
jazz event Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. in
the Mendenhall Great Room. For
more information call 328-6851.
Rickey Smiley Comedy Show
Sponsored by M and M
Promotions, Smiley along with
comedians Ronnie Jordan and
CED Delaney will perform at the
Greenville Convention Center
Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. For further
information, call 902-6114 or
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
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Boot, shoe exhibit
honors fallen In Iraq war
GREENSBORO, NC - Lined up in a
military-like formation, 1,374 combat
boots are part of an exhibit, each pair
representing the life of a soldier.
Some were bought at military surplus
stores. Others were worn by soldiers
and Marines killed in Iraq, donated by
the families left behind.
They are part of Eyes Wide Open,
Beyond Fear - Toward Hope, a
multimedia exhibit representing each
member of the armed forces who has
been killed in Iraq.
Greensboro's Depot is the only
appearance the exhibit is making in
NC during a nationwide tour of more
than 50 cities. It opened Sunday and
runs through Tuesday.
The exhibit was created by the
American Friends Service Committee
a year ago. Ten area churches and
agencies co-sponsored the exhibit's
stay in Greensboro.
Wilmington drug Arm
to build expansive HQ
WILMINGTON, NC - A pharmaceutical
company has pledged to employ
2,000 people in its downtown
corporate headquarters in return for
a multimillion-dollar economic aid
package proposed by the city and
New Hanover County.
The arrangement would require PPD
Inc. to bring about 150 jobs a year to
downtown for seven years, in addition
to the 1,000 employees it plans to
move to the riverfront from its present
locations around the area.
In return, the city and county would
spend millions of dollars over several
years to help PPD build its $80 million
corporate headquarters at Front and
Harnett streets, which is slated to
open at the end of 2006.
The agreement was announced Friday,
and city and county governments are
expected to approve the deals at
meetings early next month.
Three firefighters
die In separate blazes
NEW YORK - Three city firefighters
were killed while responding to two
separate apartment blazes - the
deadliest day for New York firefighters
since the 2001 terror attacks.
Two of the victims, Li Curtis Meyran
and John Bellew, were forced to jump
from a fourth-floor window of a Bronx
apartment building early Sunday as
flames trapped them and four other
crew members. The four other men
were severely injured.
"When the fire from the third floor broke
through to the fourth, they were faced
with a horrifying choice said Mayor
Michael Bloomberg. "They jumped
out a fourth-floor window, knowing
that they would be critically injured
In a separate incident, another
firefighter was severely injured while
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on television stations, he wants
journalists to be state employees
and he is trying to get election
laws reformed in order to remain
prime minister longer.
Ericson called this a "patri-
monial state
"He is in a position to decide
when and how he wants to leave
Ericson said.
According to Ericson, the
United States has plenty of rea-
sons to pay attention to Russia.
Like America, Russia has been
a victim of terrorism and has
been particularly adamant about
the anti-terror campaign since
the attack in Beslan, Russia by
Chechen rebels. Both the United
States and Russia are interested
in stabilizing Eurasia and non-
Russia's desire to regain its
status as a world superpower
may be problematic. Ericson
said Russia does not particularly
like the United States' new world
order and often supports the
European Union on initiatives.
"Russia is not satisfied with its
status as a junior partner in the
War on Terror Ericson said.
Ericson said the United States
is also concerned about Putin's
methods of centralizing energy
plants in Russia. Part of Putin's
"taming of the oligarchs" is
to compound all private oil
companies into a state owned
monopoly (Gazprom) so Putin
has control of everything. He is
very confident in the supremacy
of Russian energy resources and
wants to make Russia paramount
in this area over all others. Putin
put Yukos oil tycoon, Mikhail
Khodorkovsky, in prison on
questionable charges that stem
from his lack of cooperation
with Putin.
Ericson said some of Putin's
policies have yielded economic
growth. GDP has increased from
negative 5.3 percent in 1998 to
6.4 percent in 1999 and 10 per-
cent In 2000. It has been steadily
growing at around 5 percent
since. This is in part due to the
poor economical state in which
Yeltsin left the country.
Following Ericson's
lecture, the audience was given
a chance to ask questions
and vote on certain policies
regarding U.S.Russian rela-
tions. Every "Great Decision"
program being held across the
United States collects the votes
of each person who attends
and submits them to the Secre-
tary of State for consideration.
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ous about uniting the country
Charles Cassely, junior exer-
cise and sports science major, said
he thinks the president will make
good on his promises.
"I believe things are going to
get better said Cassely.
"Hopefully the national
morale will get better hope-
fully he will be able to accom-
plish this
As for a domestic agenda, the
president steered clear of specific
details, but made mention of
extending a vision of liberty by
"reforming great institutions
presumably Social Security, an
issue Bush has promised to tackle
during his second term.
"In America's ideal of free-
dom, citizens find the dignity
and security of economic inde-
pendence, instead of laboring on
the edge of subsistence
"We will widen the ownership
of homes and businesses, retire-
ment and savings and health
insurance - preparing our people
for the challenges of life in a free
society Bush said.
The inauguration didn't go
without protest and opposition.
Thousands of anti-Bush dem-
onstrators lined Pennsylvania
Avenue to speak out against the
war in Iraq, waving signs that
said "Warmongers "Bombs Kill
Kids" and "Worst President Ever
Some areas along the parade
route were actually designated
for protestors.
An unprecedented number
of safety measures were planned
for the inauguration. More than
6,000 police officers from across
the country and more than 7,000
military troops provided ground
safety. Aircraft; circled the skies of
Washington to ensure air security.
Attendees included Chief
Justice William Rehnquist, who
swore in the president in spite of
recent cancer treatment, former
Presidents Jimmy Carter, George
H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and
former presidential candidate,
Senator John Kerry.
Trent Lott, R-Lou said he's
eager to begin working with
the president during the second
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searching for the origin of a fire at a
Brooklyn home. Richard Sclafani, 37,
was taken to a hospital where he later
died, officials said.
The three deaths were the most
recent tragedy for the fire department,
which lost 343 members in the World
Trade Center attack in 2001.
Today is an immensely sad day in the
history of the department Uniformed
Firefighters Association president
Steve Cassidy said in a statement.
"Sadly, these dual tragedies serve as
a reminder to New York of the extreme
dangers firefighters face
Military may face
shortage of reserves
WASHINGTON- The straintof fighting
a longer, bloodier war in Iraq than
U.S. commanders originally foresaw
brings forth a question that most
would have dismissed only a year
ago. Is the military in danger of
running out of reserve troops?
At first glance the answer would
appear to be a clear no. There are
nearly 1.2 million men and women
on the reserve rolls, and only about
70,000 are now in Iraq to supplement
the regulars.
But a deeper look inside the Army
National Guard, Army Reserve and
Marine Corps Reserve suggests
a grimmer picture. At the current
pace and size of American troop
deployments to Iraq, the availability
of suitable reserve combat troops
could become a problem as early
as next year.
The National Guard says it has about
86,000 citizen soldiers available for
future deployments to Iraq, fewer than
it has sent there over the past two
years. And it has used up virtually all
of its most readily deployable combat
Similarly, the Army Reserve has about
37,500 deployable soldiers left - about
18 percent of its total troop strength.
The Marine Corps Reserve appears to
be in a comparable position, because
most of its 40,000 troops have been
mobilized at least once already.
Officials said they have no figures
available on how many are available
for future deployments to Iraq.
United Nations says tsunami
survivors leaving relief camps
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia - Tsunami
survivors in Indonesia's shattered
Aceh province have left relief camps
by the tens of thousands in recent
days to move in with relatives, a
U.N. official said Monday, as the
government and separatist rebels
tried to turn the disaster into a chance
for peace.
Elsewhere in Indonesia, a powerful
earthquake sent thousands of people
scrambling for higher ground, fearful
it would trigger a tsunami like the
one that killed at least 157,000 in the
Indian Ocean region last month, most
in Aceh. Officials said there was no
danger of killer waves.
Joel Boutroue, the head of the U.N.
relief effort in Sumatra Island's Aceh
province, said the number of relief
camps has dropped by about 75
percent in the past week, from 385 to
less than 100. The number of people
in any one camp ranges from a few
hundred to about 2,000.
The "dramatic decrease" is good
news because relief settlements
can make survivors too dependent
on outside help, keeping them from
rebuilding their lives, Boutroue said.
Japan to dissolve
fund for former sex slaves
TOKYO - A private fund used to
compensate Asian women forced
into World War II brothels run by the
Japanese army will be dissolved in
March 2007, officials said Monday.
Tomiichi Murayama, the president of
the Asian Women's Fund and former
prime minister, said the fund would
finish its ongoing projects by then.
"By March 2007, all our compensation
projects will be completed and we will
dissolve the fund as of March 31 in
that year he said in a statement.
The fund - created by the government
but independently operated with
private donations - has provided a
way for Japan to extend aid to former
sex slaves without the money coming
in the form of official government
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TUESDAY January 25, 2005
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Nick Henne
News Editor
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Tsunami disaster is i
perfect time to serve
NBC's all-star benefit to raise money for the
American Red Cross to send to tsunami victims
was a huge success and raised more than
$18 million. This money will help support the
Red Cross in its efforts to provide clean food
and water, supplies, health care and disease
prevention, counseling and future disaster
It is commendable of the many anonymous
donors to give their financial resources to
help those who have lost so much in such
a tragic situation. But such generosity is not
just a national news item for us to witness on
We at TEC are proud that this kindness and
compassion is being demonstrated on the
campus of ECU and in the city of Greenville.
Citizens and students in our own community
are taking action to help strangers half a world
Nursing students, under the leadership of
senior Michael Raper, have formed an organiza-
tion with a goal of raising $50,000 this semester.
They have already collected $1,000, partly by
passing buckets around classrooms and they
are planning larger fundraisers to help them
reach their goal.
Similarly, ECU's Student Government Associa-
tion has set a target of $21,658 in representation
of $1 for each student this semester. SGA will
be collecting donations at all home basketball
games through the end of January.
The Red Cross of Pitt County is also accepting
monetary contributions as part of the national
effort. They have already held a fundraiser at
Pizza ton and there are plans for other collec-
tions, including a campus coin drive.
Because of the leadership of these organiza-
tions and ECU students, there is a way we can
all put that spare change or those extra dollars
to work for a worthy cause. We hope that you'll
look into your heart and reach into your wallet to
aid those in East Africa and Southeast Asia.
Remember, the motto of ECU is "Servire which
means "to serve Providing assistance to the
victims of this horrible disaster is one very
important way that you can do that now.
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Moore shows more signs of hypocrisy
Government continues
to meddle in our lives
Have you heard the latest? Michael
Moore is a hypocritical racist.
One of the bodyguards that Michael
Moore has used in the past for personal
protection and who reportedly accom-
panied Moore to New York earlier this
month, was arrested at JFK airport for
carrying an unlicensed handgun in
his luggage. While he was licensed to
carry a weapon in some other states,
he was not in New York. So what's the
big deal?
Let's see, how about the fact that
Michael Moore, famous (or infamous)
for films such as Bowling for Colum-
bine, Fahrenheit 911 and other equally
distorted depictions of "reality" has
for years been decrying the "culture
of fear" in America and our obsession
with guns. Or that he has stated that he
thinks "all whites are instantly afraid
when they see a black person" and buy
guns because they're afraid of blacks or
any of the many other public utterances
that he has made against Americans
owning guns?
So what do we have here? One
of America's most outspoken "gun
control" advocates willingly lets him-
self be guarded by a gun-wielding body-
guard. That sure looks like hypocrisy
of the highest order to any right think-
ing person. And since Moore believes
white gun owners are racist, does
that make him a "racist by proxy" for
allowing guns in his presence? Sounds
like it.
Just like Rosie O'Donnell and many
others before him, Michael Moore is
just one more example of the "holier-
than-thoudo as I say not as I do" atti-
tude that oozes through the whacko
fringe of the Democratic party.
I know this little tidbit didn't get
much press. Seems it wasn't "news-
worthy The only major media outlet
I found that has run the story (at press
time) was the Washington Post. The rest
of the mainstream media has ignored
it. 1 wonder why?
To give credit where it is due, there
is another recent story that has been
reported in the mainstream media.
Reported with a serious slant, to be sure,
but reported nonetheless.
Remember the exit polls that
"showed" John Kerry with a substan-
tial lead in certain states on Election
Day and the cries of "foul" and out-
rage that continue to this day when
President Bush (doesn't that just sound
so good) won? These polls have been
used as "proof" by liberal whackos
that the election was stolen from
Kerry. Once again, however, the truth
comes out.
In a recently released report, the
company that conducted the exit polls
admitted that those exit polls were so
grossly skewed in Kerry's favor as to
make them the most unreliable poll in
at least the last five elections. Can you
say, "Whoops?"
Of course, the report was quick
to point out that the errors occurred
because more Kerry voters agreed to
participate in the polls than did Bush
voters. Shame on them.
Wait a minute, maybe the kooks are
right. It was all a "vast right-wing con-
spiracy" aimed at breaking the liberal
spirit and enriching the psychologists
who are now treating all the P.E.S.T. ers
that were created as a result.
You know about P.E.S.T. don't you?
Post Election Selection Trauma. That's
what people have who can't deal with
the reality of President Bush's re-elec-
All seriousness aside for a moment,
I have a question: why can't politicians
leave us alone?
In my last column I mentioned
that thanks to our state political lead-
ers, it is now going to cost most of us
$30 instead of $9.25 to get our car
inspected. 1 included it as an example
of how government interferes with our
lives, creating inconvenience and cost-
ing us money. I have another example
this week.
It seems that Fairfax, Va. is consid-
ering a law that will make it illegal for
teenagers, and only teenagers, to talk
on a cell phone. It will not matter if
it is a hands-free unit or not. Not 20?
No talky.
Now, all you true liberals out there
should instantly be up in arms about
this. This law targets only a small por-
tion of the population. Discrimination.
Where's the outrage? Actually, where is
the basis in fact?
Study after study has repeatedly
shown that cell phones are not the
biggest distraction for drivers, young
or old. The biggest distraction is other
people in the car. Cell phones rank
third or fourth on the list. So why the
law and why target only teenagers?
Why not ban other people from talk-
ing, listening tochanging stations on
the radio or eating in vehicles? Those
are more distracting. �
All you teenagers from Virginia,
what do you think?
I bring this up only because if this
law passes it probably won't be long
before Virginia as a whole adopts it, as
well as other states. More government
meddling in our lives.
Until next week, ciao.
In My Opinion
Department of Health offers 'simple' way to get fit
(KRT) � Those of us who are con-
cerned about our weight got some great
news from the federal government
this week. Apparently, the folks at the
Department of Health and Human
Services have looked into the prob-
lem of obesity and have (much to our
collective relief) discovered a simple
Department Secretary Tommy
Thompson broke the good news to a
grateful nation this week:
"You lower your calorie intake,
you lower your fats, your carbs. You
eat more fruits and vegetables, more
whole grains and you exercise. That's as
simple as it can be. It is not too hard
Wow, thanks Tommy! That does
sound easy. If only we'd known it was
this simple, we'd all have been enjoy-
ing our ideal body weight years ago. It's
nice to know that Don Rumsfeld isn't
the only smart-as-a-whip, gifted orator
that the president has in his Cabinet.
Let's look at some of the details of
this laughably simple-to-follow plan a
little more closely.
The new federal dietary guidelines
recommend that you eat lots of fruits
and vegetables (four or more cups a
day) and at least three cups a day of
low-fat or fat-free milk products. You
should also get three 1-ounce servings
of whole grain products every day. Food
that is high in sugar and saturated fat
(also known as food that tastes good)
should be limited to a very small por-
tion of your daily diet.
Simple, right? Oh yeah, one more
thing. You should exercise every day
for 30 to 90 minutes. Not three times
a week, mind you, but every single day.
I'm sure that comes as welcome news
for many of us, as we've been wonder-
ing what we should do with all that
spare time we have to kill every day.
Who lives like this? No one that I
know could pull this off. Mr. Thomp-
son, you might as well tell us to sprout
wings and fly. We aren't that disci-
plined, and we never will be.
The only way to get Americans to
follow a strict health regimen like this
would be to force it on them. You'd
have to strictly regulate what food is
sold in stores and what restaurants
are allowed to serve. You'd also have
to send an armed representative from
Health and Human Services into the
home of every American family, every
day, and order them off the couch and
onto the treadmill.
People tend to be disciplined only
when circumstances force them to be,
and the circumstances of an unhealthy
lifestyle are just too slow-developing to
impact our everyday actions.
When your average American is
driving home after a long day at the
office, do you think he's more likely to
choose going through the drive-thru at
McDonalds for a delicious Big Mac, or
stopping at the grocery store and care-
fully picking out an array of healthy
produce that he will have to then go
home and prepare? And after dinner,
do you think he's going to choose to hit
the stair-master for an hour and a half
or sit down on his couch and watch the
latest episode of "CSI?"
Let's get real here. Most of us aren't
going to eat like Buddhist monks and
workout like Olympic athletes in train-
ing. We need more manageable, real-
ity-based goals if we're going to take
anything Thompson and his friends at
HHS say seriously.
Pirate Rant -
Walking outside lately makes
me feel right at home with this
30 degree, Ithaca, NY weather.
The only problem is, 1 don't want
to feel right at home.
Sit back and relax we have
another four years of fascism
coming up.
I will never understand :
why professors assign an entire�
book for reading that has to be
completed over the weekend.
Last time I heard, most students
on campus had at least four
other classes and jobs on week-
I know it's January and that's
why it's cold, but that doesn't
mean I can't complain about it ��
all I want to every person I run
in to.
What's with all the tables of
crap in the Wright Place getting
in my way everyday?
Good job, TEC. That North
South stuff in Thursday's paper
was hot. Do more of that.
Staying up late and blaring'
music keeps up everyone living
around you. Some of us have
class tomorrow and goals in
For all you guys, and even"
some girls, who think it's cool to
wear your hunting gear to class,
you look silly. Correct me If I'm -
wrong, but I don't think there's .
much hunting to be done on
ECU's campus.
Why do trains sit on the
tracks in Greenville during rush
hour traffic? Since when does
a train sit on a track and not-
The North vs. South articles
in Thursday's Features section .
were great.
To that hot girl who I held
the door open for in Wright
Plaza: You were hot until you
totally ignored me when I was
polite to you.
To the person complaining
about getting a ticket because
they failed to move over to the'
left lane when a cop had someone
pulled on the right shoulder: If
you had watched any local news-
over the past few months you �
would have known about this
law. It's a safety thing. A lot of
cops were hit and some killed last ,
year by cars failing to move over ,
into the vacant lane. It's a not a
big deal, just move over. Watch
the local news more and you'll
be aware of any new upcoming
Why is it that those who have'
not slacked off and gotten out of
shape during the first semester
are the ones who do not have
access to machines at the gym,
because of those who decided to.
make lofty New Year's resolutions
that will probably fizzle out by
What is it with the ugly diaper
bag looking things that girls are'
carrying to class these days?
There is a reason why a cross-
walk is provided at the stop1
light at Christenbury - so you'
don't get hit by a bus. Learn to i
use it (and that goes for faculty
too). Bus drivers can't always
see you when you are crossing ,
the road.
Why is it when it snows every- �
one and their brother buys foods
that will go bad? The milk, eggs
and meat will go bad when your
fridge stops working because of
the snow.
. ,1
So we went to war under the"
notion that Iraq was loaded with
weapons of mass destruction, and"
now the search for them have'
conveniently ended just a couple
months after the election. So if �
there are no weapons, then why
did we go to war? At least my
conscious is clear about whom I.
voted for president.
Where is the snow?
Why must guys use girls as a
pillow? For goodness sakes, lay
on the couch, not me.
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an anonymous way for students and :
staff in the ECU community to voice
their opinions. Submissions can be
submitted anonymously online at, or e- �
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KRISTIN MURNANE Assistant Features Editor TUESDAY January 25, 2005
Celtic Music
Live, old-time and Celtic music by
a string band playing Jan. 28 - 29.
Friday night from 7:30-8 p.m. there
will be contra instruction. From 8
-10:30 p.m. the contra dance will
take place. On Saturday there will
be a folk dance, contra and waltz
workshop from 1 - 5 p.m. Ticket
prices range from $10-20. For
more information call 752-7350.
Chinese Opera
On Saturday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m
Qi Shu Fang will introduce you
to . Their tales are told through
a combination of martial arts,
acrobatics, music, dance and
mime. Tickets are $6 - 9.
Holy Spirit Seminar
Pastor Max Ryrm 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 pm, Saturday,
Jan 29 at 10 am and 7 pm, Sunday,
Jan. 29 at 9:30 am and 7 pm For
more information call 355-2888.
Equestrian Club
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.
Names In the news:
Anchor Change?
Katie Couric as anchor of "CBS
Evening News?" No way, says
NBC honcho Jeff Zucker. "I'm
very confident she'll be with NBC
for many years to come Zucker
told TV critics gathered in LA.
Friday. NBC is in discussions with
the popular "Today" star about
extending her contract, which
expires in May 2006. There's
some buzz that Couric will replace
Dan Rather after he steps down
March 9. As a warning shot to
his rival, CBS chairman Leslie
Moonves, Zucker said: "If CBS
goes after Katie Couric, we're
going after Julie Chen On the
Martha Stewart front, Zucker said
that he "wouldn't be opposed" to
the jailed domestic diva's "having
a presence" on Donald Trump's
"The Apprentice but that an
"Apprenticelike reality show of
her own "could work
Sponge Bob
Hide the kids and take cover. A
"gay alert" has been sounded
by conservative groups over
a children's video starring that
ubiquitous and incorrigible baggy-
pants-wearing imp, SpongeBob
SquarePants. The music video,
which shows Bob singing the
cloying 1979 hit "We Are Family" with
a host of other cartoon characters,
is to be sent to 61,000 U.S. schools
in March and is being touted as a
way to encourage acceptance and
diversity. Christian groups aren't
offended by the lameness of the
song. They say the video's makers,
the We Are Family Foundation, has
a pro-gay message on its Web site,
which "is not only unnecessary
but crosses a moral line
according to James Dobson,
founder of Focus on the Family.
CBS Sitcoms
Fans of rotund actor John
Goodman will be relieved to
learn that his ill-fitting stinker of a
sitcom, "Center of the Universe"
costamng that other comic great
Ed Asner has been put out of its
misery by CBS. The network will
air reruns of "The King of Queens"
in the Wednesday 9:30 p.m. time
slot for now, and will permanently
replace it with lackluster veteran
"Yes, Dear" starting Feb. 16.
Desperate on ABC
ABC's daytime woman-powered
talkfest, "The View will be
exploring the growing epidemic
of housewives whose existential
despair leads them to have
affairs when Teri Hatcher, Eva
Longoria, Nicollette Sheridan,
Felicity Huffman and Marcia
Cross, the hottie stars of ABC's
drama "Desperate Housewives"
take turns co-hosting the show
during the week of Feb. 7. Not
saucy enough? Maybe one of the
'DH stars will get into a drag-out
showdown with self-loving "View'
host Star Jones Reynolds.
Students receive career advice
Learn how to search
for jobs effectivley
Searching for a job is hard
enough. Finding the right job a
person truly wants is even harder.
For the average college student,
finding a job might be one of the
challenges they will face during
college or soon after graduation.
To help with this challenge is
the Student Professional Develop-
ment department at ECU.
"Our primary purpose is to
assist and guide students in their
career quest said the SPD Web
This basically means students
receive help in finding, not just a
job, but also searching for career
paths, finding a major, intern-
ships, how to write a resume,
how to do well in any type of
interview, helping international
students residing in the U.S. or
even helping to find interna-
tional employment for those that
desire to work overseas.
A career coordinator at
the department is assigned to
students that enter the Student
Career Services seeking help in
their job search and in know-
ing what to do. The first thing
the student needs to do is reg-
ister with Career Services. A
registration form is filled out,
allowing the career coordina-
tor to know what the student's
interests are and how to help
Once the student has been
registered, they are able to have
access to the Career Service
online database of internships,
listings and jobs. Also, students
can put a resume on this Web
site once they have a logon. Em-
ployers can search for the resume
the student posted on the Web
site, choose the ones they want
and meet with the students
they select.
The SPD Web site further
states, "students who use their
services spend less time getting
focused on an appropriate career,
obtain jobs before graduation
and earn higher salaries than
students who do not use their
services. Students can "explore,
experience and engage in commu-
nity resources which include the
university, employers, agencies
and other external populations
"I was nervous to go into
the Career Services because I
had never worked before and
had no clue what to do said
senior Melissa Harkey, an
information technology major in
the business career and technol-
ogy department.
"I spoke with the career coor-
dinator. She sat down with me
and asked me what I wanted to
do for a job and asked me what I
was interested in. I registered and
posted my resume online. They
showed me the Web site and how
easy it is to find people looking
for jobs Harkey said.
Going to the SPD Web site
can be of great help as well. Many
students have a combination
of interests and different career
paths they are looking into, the
Web site links to a variety of ques-
tionnaires students can fill out,
which can prove to be beneficial
in their decision-making.
Most of the questionnaires
are developed in a way to help
students discover or broaden
their search for jobs or careers
based largely on their person-
alities, interests or location of
Students are impressed with
the questionnaires simply because
the information presented is very
clear, Informative and explana-
tory. It includes a list of related
jobs, locations, contact informa-
tion, links to specific instructions
and what many students want to
know, the salary information.
Not only that, there are help-
ful hints and guidelines to follow
on how to write a resume, how to
participate well in an interview,
forms to fill out and information
in which students can gather
see JOBS page A5
Career Services
This student resource Is
open to any student who
wishes to make serious
advances In the areas of:
-ResumG formatting
-Job search skills
-Alumni contacts
-Online resume posting
-Professional behavior
Wellington B. Gray Art Gallery
The Fourth Photography
Image Biennial
The Fourth Photography Image
Biennial will be continuing to be
exhibited at the Gray Art Gallery
from now until Feb. 20. On Jan.
21 in Speight Auditorium, the
exhibition juror, Maggie Taylor,
presented a lecture on her work.
After the presentation, there was
a gala reception honoring the
artists who have work displayed
in the show.
This exhibition drew 709
entries from 37 states. There
are 80 works on display in the
exhibition including three-dimen-
sional works, digitally manipulated
and traditional photography.
To view these wonderful pieces
of art, visit the Wellington B. Gray
Art Gallery, which is on the corner
of Fifth and Jarvis Streets, in the
Jenkins Fine Arts Center. The
gallery is open Monday - Friday
from 10 a.m - 4 p.m. and on Sat-
Visiting artist and judge of the Fourth Photography Image Biennial Exhibition Maggie Taylor stands in front of several black and urdayfrom io a.m. - 2 p.m.
white prints by Carl Boone. Boone is an artist showcased in the exhibit at the Wellington B. Gray Art Gallery this month.
Uptown Greenville presents Grand Opening celebration
Via Cappuccino offers quiet and tranquil place for work and studying
McLellan's Businesses:
- Via Cappuccino
Phone; 439-0700
- The Tipsy Teapot and Parker-Kennybrook Books
(no contact Info available yet)
- Just Yoga
Phone: 752-6500
- Uptown 409 Art Studio
Phone: 561-8111 Spaces available
New businesses in
McLellan's Dimestone
Building offer students
more options
A grand opening party
will be held at the McLellan's
Dimestone Building, located on
409 Evans St. downtown, on
Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m. by
Uptown Greenville. This will be
a party celebrating the opening
of five new businesses in this one
building. The festivities begin at
5:30 p.m. and go until they end.
There will be live entertainment,
food, wine and beer for anyone
who is interested in coming. It
is open to the public and Wayne
Bowers, the city manager, will be
speaking on the significance of
the rejuvenation of downtown
Greenville. Bowers will also
go over new plans, projects for
downtown and how to help and
get involved.
Via Cappuccino and Just
Yoga are two that opened
since last semester and many
probably have heard about by
now. The other three businesses
continue the variety in this
building with The Tipsy Teapot,
Parker-Kennybrook Books and
Uptown 409 Art Studios.
"Revitalize, revitalize,
revitalize. I believe we have
a real opportunity to create
not only a successful business
district, but also a thriving
cultural center appealing to all
Greenville residents said Vail
Rumley of Just Yoga.
This building is just one of
the new additions coming to
Greenville's downtown area
and the Uptown Greenville
organization is very excited to
begin the "revitallzation
"There needs to be a balance
said John Fatheree, the owner
of Via Cappuccino, on what is
offered downtown.
There are students and
members of the community that
are tired of only going downtown
at night for dollar drafts. Coffee
shops, art, books and meditation
will bring some much needed
college culture to ECU students
who feel they have missed out,
as well as the community who
do not find many things bringing
them downtown anymore.
"When I went to ECU, there
was nothing to do downtown
but eat or drink. Slowly, we're
changing that - shopping,
galleries and places to hang out
and have a cup of coffee with
friends. We want to give everyone
the big city accommodations,
and yet keep the old small-town
southern charm of downtown
Rumley said.
Via Cappuccino is a coffee
house that welcomes those who
need different scenery from
the library or an apartment to
read, do homework or take a
time out with friends. Wireless
Internet is provided as well.
The mood is comfortable, warm
and relaxing.
There are plenty of scheduled
events in Via Cappuccino ranging
from poetry readings, open mic
nights and music.
The Tipsy Teapot and
Parker-Kennybrook Books offer
something a little different. They
are working together in the same
space, so customers will be able to
get some lunch or a cup of tea and
pick out a good book to read at
the same place. Lunch and light
dinners will be available as well
as various teas and desserts. �
Via Cappuccino and The Tipsy
Teapot have joining doors that
will allow movement from both
places, which will help out with
large crowds during special events.
Parker-Kennybrook Books
will carry about 80,000 books
with about 80 percent of those
being used. A wide range of books
will be offered, with an especially
large children's section.
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The Academic Enrichment Center is proud to sponsor
Come join us for several medical school sessions throughout the week!
Pre-Med week is from January 24-28. The event schedule is as follows:
3:00-4:30pm. Mendenhall Multipurpose room
-Come hear from the University of North Carolina-Chapel
Hill as they share about both Medical and Dental schools
as well as their admissions process
4:30-5:30pm, LriU A . A O t RoOM
of MjJjTBW(Pareabout their Medical
schoBaWPffisthe admissions process
Wednesday January 26
3:00-4:30pm, Mendenhall, Great Room 3
-The Uniformed Services University will be here to
share about their Medical school as well as the
admissions process
4:30-5:30, Mendenhall, Great Room 3
-Come learn about medical school scholarships offered
through the U.S. Military. Sgt. 1st Class Arthur Sweeney
will be here to share more about these opportunities.
Just Yoga is devoted to the
art of yoga offering a nice studio
and a class for any level of yoga
experience. The different classes
offered are: Gentle Yoga, Basic
Vinyasa, Vinyasa Basic Ashtanga
and Ashtanga yoga. It is located
above Via Cappuccino, so
customers must walk through
Via Cappuccino in order to get
to the yoga studios.
"Yoga is unique in that it
absolutely requires you to be
present at all times. You can't
just tune out, turn on your
IPod, as you can with most
other exercise. A part of yoga is
focusing so much on what you
are doing that everything else
(your bad day, your next history
test, etc.) simply falls away. That's
why yoga is called a moving
meditation Rumley said.
A community basic class is
offered for people who are not
yet sure about yoga and just want
to try it out. Student discounts
are also available.
Uptown 409 Art Studios is
a visual art studio and gives
artists a place to create and develop
their art. It is located above The
Tipsy Teapot and there is a door
between Via Cappuccino and
The Tipsy Teapot that takes you
to stairs and then the art studio.
Uptown Greenville is a
nonprofit organization that
has taken the job of revamping
businesses of Greenville. This
organization is responsible for
the restoration of the McLellan
Building, which now looks like
a new, yet historic part of the
downtown look and the follow
through of the new businesses.
"Please come (to the party) and
bring a friend Fatheree said.
This writer can be contacted at
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about different subjects are also
included on this Web site.
Students interested in talk-
ing one-on-one with a career
coordinator should schedule an
appointment to meet at the SPD
There will be several career
fairs throughout this semester
for specific majors or subject
interests. There is the College of
Technology and Computer Sci-
ence Career Fair coming up on
Feb. 16. It will be located at the
Science and Technology Building
from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. College of
Business Career Fair will be held
on Feb. 23. The location will be
at Bate Building from 10 a.m. - 2
p.m. The College of Education
Career Fair will be on Feb. 2S.
It will be located at the Murphy
Center by Dowdy Ficklen-Sta-
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dium from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. For
further information about other
career fairs, visit the SPD Web site
at ecu.edue3careers.
"The career services center
helped me very much because
it was very informative said
"It was good to sit and talk
with someone who knew what
they were talking about and it is
a lot easier going to them than
trying to find a job yourself. I
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TUESDAY January 25, 2005
Sports Briefs
Woods breaks drought
The soupy fog clung to the cliffs,
like something out of an old
mystery movie. When the Buick
Invitational ended in fading
sunlight, the strangest sight of
all might have been Tiger Woods
holding the trophy. He started
his 31-hole marathon Sunday
with three consecutive bogeys.
He finished it by hitting a 2-iron
so bad that it actually turned
out good. Woods ended the
suspense with an 18-foot putt that
he hit too hard, only to see it dive
into the cup for a birdie that gave
him his first stroke-play title on the
PGA Tour in 16 months. Ending his
longest stroke-play drought of his
tour career, Woods let everyone
else collapse around him in a
series of errors and bad breaks,
closing with a 4-under 68 for a
three-shot victory that was a nall-
biter. Charles Howell III hit a sand
wedge from 95 yards that was so
perfect that it landed in the cup,
and bounced out just as quickly
into the pond as he watched in
disbelief. An eagle turned into a
bogey, he shot 72 and wound up
three shots behind, along with
Ryder Cup captain Tom Lehman
and Luke Donald.
Lewis will not return
Former world heavyweight
champion Lennox Lewis denied
a published report that said
he'll end his retirement to fight
Vitali Klitschko in November. The
London tabloid and the Sunday
Mirror quoted Lewis as saying,
"I'm making a comeback later
this year. The money is up to 21
million pounds ($39.3 million)
right now and I simply can't turn
that much cash down. "I need the
money just like everyone else and
it's just too good to turn down
But later Sunday, Lewis released
a statement saying he was not
making a comeback. Lewis,
39, retired Feb. 6 with a 41-2-1
record. Klitschko assumed the
title April 24 when he beat Come
Sanders. Lewis and Klitschko
last fought in June 2003. Lewis
was behind on points when the
fight was stopped in the sixth
round because Klitschko was cut.
That was Lewis' last fight and he
was booed out of the ring after
a poor performance. The WBC
mandated a rematch, but Lewis
retired instead.
Rangers, Mets out of
Oelgado sweepstakes
The Texas Rangers abruptly
withdrew Sunday night from
the competition to sign Carlos
Delgado and the free-agent
first baseman failed to respond
to the New York Mets by their
deadline, perhaps leaving Florida
and Baltimore as the remaining
contenders to sign him. Texas
announced its withdrawal in a
statement Sunday. Delgado's
agent, David Sloane, said in a
telephone interview that the Mets
pulled out during a telephone call
he had with chief operating officer
Jeff Wilpon and general manager
Omar Minaya. The Mets said they
were unsure where they stood
with Delgado. The 32-year-old
Delgado would be counted on
to fortify the lineup of whichever
team he selects, He hit .269
last season for Toronto with 32
homers and 99 RBI. Delgado and
outfielder Magglio Ordonez, who
is coming off an injury-shortened
season with the Chicago White
Sox, are the last elite free agents
who remain unsigned.
Pirates drop sixth straight
Conference USA match-up
ECU blows early lead in
21-point loss to DePaul
DePaul's fantastic trio of
Quemont Greer, Drake Diener
and Sammy Mejia outscored
the Pirates' entire squad, as
ECU's road and Conference USA
troubles continued, losing to the
Blue Demons by the final count
of 77-56, their sixth straight
conference defeat.
Greer, C-USA's leading scorer,
poured in a game high 21 points
while Diener and Mejia each had
19 respectively.
"Quemont Greer, we had
no answers for said ECU Head
Coach Bill Herrion.
"But what really hurt us was
that we just couldn't score around
the basket. We had so many
opportunities around the bucket,
b'U physically we just couldn't
score around the basket
Moussa Badiane, Corey
Rouse and Mike Castro had a
disappointing night, combining
on just eight field goals in 21
Other than the lack of
scoring inside, the Pirates' biggest
concern may still be the inability
to play the entire game, which
was on perfect display against
the Blue Demons as ECU built an
early nine point lead 26-17.
Mike Cook, who did not start,
keyed the Pirates' 9-0 run when
the game was knotted at 17, by
scoring seven straight points
during the run.
"I thought in the first half we
were in good shape, had a nice little
run going, had some good rota-
tions going and I thought the kids
were playing hard Herrion said.
DePaul closed the opening
half on a 13-4 run and had things
ECU is the only team in the conference who is still without a win in C-USA play. They play St. Louis this Wednesday.
all tied up heading into the inter-
"We told our kids at halftime
that I'm sure Dave (Leitao) was
challenging his kids at halftime
to play harder and step up the
defensive intensity Herrion said.
The Blue Demons did just
that as they held ECU to a dismal
20.7 shooting percentage in the
second half and began with a
10-1 run in the first few min-
The Pirates would never get
any closer than eight points,
which last occurred after a Badi-
ane jumper with just over 10 min-
utes remaining in regulation.
DePaul stretched the lead to
as big as 77-51 before ECU got
baskets from Tom Hammonds
and Badiane, making it the final
of 77-56.
"1 thought that we got the
ball where we needed to get it,
but we just didn't make plays
Herrion said.
"But you have to keep fight-
ing. That's when the toughness
factor really comes into play and
that's something we're really
struggling with right now with
this basketball team
With the loss, the Pirates
remain the only team in confer-
ence play without a win. ECU will
welcome in Saint Louis tomorrow
night to Williams Arena, Minges
Coliseum at 7 p.m.
The Bi Hi kens struggled
throughout their non-conference
schedule, only tallying two wins
but has found success in C-USA,
as the sit a game out of first place
with a 3-2 record.
The Pirates have had trouble
in the past against the Billikens,
especially on the road. However,
the Pirates are desperate for their
first win and with that ECU will
defeat Saint Louis and get back
into the hunt for the C-US
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Brady, Patriots prove
again why they're No. 1
"They're just not as good as
they were last year
"Their secondary is too weak
right now
"They won't be able to handle
the Colts offense
New England 20, Indianapo-
lis 3.
"OK, they had a good game,
but they played at home and the
weather was horrible
"They won't be able to do that
in Pittsburgh, no way, no how
"Bettis and Staley are going to
tear the Patriots' defense apart
New England 41, Pittsburgh
27. Noticing a trend?
There's a school of thought
in sports that goes something
like this: Don't pick against
the champs. This implies there
should be a manner of respect
shown to champions. So tell
me this - why the hell is it that
the New England Patriots don't
receive any?
I confess. Before the
Colts-Patriots game two weeks
ago, I was questioning whether
the Pats could weather the storm
of Peyton Manning and the most
potent offense in the league.
About an hour before game time,
I started knocking some sense
Into myself by running through
several, but not all, the reasons
why the Patriots may soon be
labeled a modern day dynasty.
The Patriots have won two
of the last three Super Bowls
and they did it with a running
game about as impressive as Bill
Belicheck's game day wardrobe.
Now they have Corey Dillon, one
of the best running backs in the
league for the last seven years.
"Yea, but he'll cause problems,
he was a cancer with Cincinnati
they tell me.
Are you serious?
Would you be Mr.
Sunshine if you spent seven years
on one of the worst teams in
professional sports? And we're
DeBrielle set an ECAC record in the 800-meter event
Merritt, DeBrielle lead ECU
at Clemson Invitational
Tedy Bruschi holds the AFC Championship trophy Sunday.
not talking just bad on the field;
Cincinnat i was rot ten to t he core -
administration and all. Not to
mention the fact that the team's
success depended completely
upon Dillon.
However, rather than being
cast into the limelight every
week, now he's just another
Patriot, doing whatever It,
takes to help the team win
and he couldn't be happier.
He rushed for over 1600 yards
this season and has scored 12
touchdowns (exclud-
ing the playoffs).
Oh, and unlike Cincinnati,
Dillon's teammates, coaches and
fans love him.
"He was our missing piece
said safety Rodney Harrison
during an ESPN The Magazine
interview about Dillon.
"Every play, he goes 100 mph.
After all that punishment in Cin-
cinnati, he's looked 23 - Like a
rookie making 100 grand. Never
complained once. Classy dude.
Been our MVP
Damn that guy, what a cancer.
The Patriots also have one
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Freshman LaShawn Merritt
and senior Tara DeBrielle estab-
lished new records, while fresh-
man Matt Dennish recorded a
first-place standing in the one
mile run to lead the ECU men's
and women's indoor track
teams to strong finishes at
the Clemson Invitational over
the weekend.
Merritt, who set a school-
record with a 20.92 perfor-
mance in the 200-meter dash
last week during his colle-
giate debut at the Virginia
Tech Invitational, established
a new Clemson Indoor Record
with a 47.23 time in the 400
meters. His first-place finish
and time also served as a NCAA
Provisional Qualifying mark in
the event.
Dennish captured the one
mile run competition with a
time of 4:19.14, edging team-
mate Kyle Mackenzie who
clocked in at 4:19.36. The
Pirates' tandem finished ahead
of six Southeastern and Atlan-
tic Coast Conference partici-
pants who represented Auburn
(three), Clemson (one) and
South Carolina (two).
Debrielle finished second
In the women's 800-meter race
but set a new East Coast Athletic
Conference (ECAC) mark with
a time of 2:12.96.
ECU's men's squad stood
fifth with 76 points, 29.5
ahead of sixth-place Virginia
Tech and 47.5 more than
seventh-place NC State. The
Lady Pirates finished eighth
overall, but also defeated the
Hokies and Wolfpack in the
team standings.
Other top 10 Pirates'finish-
ers include Chris Johnson (5th
in the 60-meter dash6.91),
Thomas Lewis (8th60m7.00),
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of the best defenses in the NFL,
including four of the most
underrated linebackers in
the league in Mike Vrabel,
Rosevelt Colvin, Tedy Bruschi and
Roman Phifer. All of those guys
bring it harder than any other
linebacker corps in the NFL.
New England also has
some guy named Willie
McGinest - he's pretty
decent too.
Coach Belicheck, Charlie
Weiss and Romeo Cranell are
geniuses. Belicheck is now 9-1 in
the playoffs as a head coach.
Oh yea, they also have
Tom Brady.
Brady is the consummate
Patriot. He's confident but not
overconfident. He can outplay
you physically and mentally.
He's not flashy. He plays within
the team concept.
But the main aspect that
makes Brady a true Patriot?
He wins.
People always want to argue
Peyton Manning is a better
quarterback than Brady - "Just
look at his statistics since 2001"
they tell me.
OK, I will. One billion
yards passing (29,442), 1,897
touchdowns (216), 120 percent
completion rate (63.5). But I'm
forgetting something Ah, three
playoff wins, zero NFL titles,
no parentheses.
Brady on the other hand
is now an NFL record 8-0 in
the playoffs and has collected
56 wins and just 14 losses since
taking the reigns in 2001.
I've realized that this is
simply what the Patriots do.
They win.
They go into the playoffs
with only two losses and hear
people talking up Indianapolis
and Pittsburgh. They hear the
terms "unstoppable offense"
and "depleted secondary"
at least 70 times each day. They
hear about Manning, Wayne,
Harrison, Bettis, Staley and
And they couldn't care less.
They just step on the field
Sunday, smack teams in the
mouth, plant their collective
cleats on the opposition's throat
and never let up.
Maybe after a third Super
Bowl title since 2001 people will
start to give New England some
respect. Whether they do or
not doesn't matter much to the
Pats though - they'll just keep
ripping off 'W's' and proving
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liams (10th200m22.70), B.J.
Henderson (3rd400m47.79),
Vance Stephenson
(6th800ml:58.80), Kyle
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Hector Cotto (4th60m hur-
dles8.04) and Eric Frasure (10th
shot put14.74m). The ECU
4x400-meter relay team, com-
posed of Merritt, Henderson,
Dominick Richmond and Jeffery
Walls, finished second with a
time of 3:14.95.
"We certainly held
our own against some of the
toughest competition in the
nation said ECU head men's
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kids competed against the SEC
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and Tammie Mentzel (9thpole
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mances in the 4x400-meter relay
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Bilal-Mack, DeBrielle and Terri
Davenport stood fifth with a
time of 3:50.99 while the quartet
of Simone Baptiste, Erica Mont-
gomery, Chante Sessoms and
Jenee Moore finished seventh
"I thought we competed
very well against some of
the best in the USA said
women's coach Matt Munson.
"It was a terrific experi-
ence, one which will help us
progress well as we go further
into the season
The ECU men's squad
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28-29 at the North Carolina
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