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February 3, 2005
UNC system students lobby
against tuition increase proposals
ECU students
actively involved
Members of ECU's Stu-
dent Government Associa-
tion lobbied with a multi-
tude of UNC system students
in Raleigh Wednesday to
oppose the tuition increases.
The final decision for the
tuition increases of all UNC
system schools will be decided
by the Board of Governors
of North Carolina in March.
Terry Gore, president of
the Student Government
Association senate, said he
found the day productive.
"I thought today was a
very good start to a really good
initiative. 1 think if we follow
up on it, it will be a very effec-
tive process said Gore.
He said he and the SGA
will work to get more students
involved in addressing the issue.
Rick Glazier of the North
Carolina House emphasized
the importance of ensuring
quality and accessibility to
the public schools within the
UNC System.
"One without the other
harms society said Glazier.
Glazier said quality
means providing appropri-
ate resources for enrollment
growth and faculty salaries. It
also means striving to develop
research dollars at all the insti-
tutions and providing state of
the art facilities for undergrad-
uate and graduate programs.
This would ensure the schools
would meet the demands of
the globally competitive soci-
ety. He said accessibility to all
hiKl) school graduates would
always remain important.
"Access is important
for all North Carolinians
regardless of their socioeco-
nomic status Glazier said.
"Continued significant and
indeed expediential increases
threaten the diversity to the
university and our state
He said while scholarship
funds have increased, com-
bined state and federal finan-
cial aid still lags behind the
need of many and the need
tuition fees and costs continue
to escalate.
"We are on the verge and
if we are not careful of plac-
ing quality students out of a
higher education in the state
of North Carolina, and as a
Students from the UNC System met in Raleigh to protest the
policy matter, we have to at some
point draw a line in the sand
of fees and costs at which we
cannot travel Glazier said.
proposed tuition increase that would go in effect next year.
It will be a difficult budget
year for the state of North Caro-
lina considering the antici-
pated $1.2 billion budget deficit.
Mark Fleming, vice presi-
dent of the university system
provided some hope for college
graduates in North Carolina. He
said hundreds of thousands of
jobs have been lost in the state
within the furniture, textile and
tobacco industries. The majority
of jobs being created to take the
place of those jobs require col-
lege educations.
Fleming also emphasized the
importance of access.
"The key is making sure
there is a strong investment
in higher education and our
number one priority is access
said Fleming.
He said this includes ensur-
ing enrollment funding and
financial aid are sufficiently
endowed to allow every high
school graduate in North
Carolina to attend college. This
would be the key for the state's
economic future.
Representative Alma Adams
of the North Carolina House
and recipient of the Tom
Sanders Award, said throughout
the UNC System there are more
than 180,000 students who
have a voice in decisions such
as tuition increases.
"Now tell me you shouldn't
be able to get whatever you
want with 180,000 votes. That
means you will have to work
said Adams.
"You students collectively
make a difference
Adams emphasized that
students need to lobby and
make their voices heard with
the issue.
Amanda Devore, president
of UNC Association of Student
Governments encouraged the
student lobbyists who attended
the day's event to continue
pressing their concerns and
making themselves heard.
"Today Is just the start said
She encouraged the students
to talk to individuals and tell
them their personal stories of
how the tuition increase would
affect them.
Enrollment growth funding
and a continuation budget, a
student vote on the Board of
Governors, tuition, and faculty
and staff salaries are the four
main concerns of the students
in attendance, tuition being the
main issue.
"You all here cannot afford
another year of the same
levels of tuition increases
Devore said.
Devore said both Gover-
nor Easley and Brad Wilson,
chairman of the BOG, do not sup-
port the tuition increase and we
need to make sure every member
agrees with them and realizes
the increases need to stop. She
said while faculty and staff
workers of the universities have
seen little increases in their sala-
ries over the past several years,
their pay raises cannot come
solely from tuition increases.
Ben Ruffin, former chairman
of the BOG said he understands
the struggles of college students
who pay thei r own t uition because
he paid his way through college.
Ruffin said five years ago,
12 percent of the University of
North Carolina's budget came
from tuition. This has increased
to 17 percent. In addition to this
increased expense, the state's
budget has also cut funding.
"We're going up on the stu-
dents, down on the state said
He said he would like to see
some alternatives used to help
this issue, such as giving univer-
sities additional tax dollars.
Ruffin said higher education
is often bragged about among
state officials serving as the
economic engine of the state.
"If we are going to be bragged
about and they're going to
use us when they need us,
then give us funds to fund our
universities so we can continue
to be the economic engine for
North Carolina Ruffin said.
Matt Cohen, junior political
science major and administra-
tive vice president of SGA, said
he pays for his own room and
board making the increases a
"close to home issue Cohen
said he pays tribute to the former
legislators who have made
sacrifices in making tuition in
the UNC system schools as low
as they are today. He said he
thinks the students' efforts in
the day's events will impact the
further decisions to be made.
Dan Spuller, director of
external affairs in SGA, who
pays for his own tuition, said it
is important to halt the tuition
increases because they have
gone up each year and placed a
number of people out of higher
"Public schools in this state
are meant to be affordable so
that all can afford to go to col-
lege in a public atmosphere
said Spuller.
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Bush urges Congress to save Social Security
President George W. Bush smiles as he is welcomed to the House Chamber to deliver the
annual State of the Union Speech before a joint session of Congress.
ident Bush challenged a hesi-
tant Congress on Wednesday
to "strengthen and save" Social
Security, saying the nation's costli-
est social program was headed for
bankruptcy unless changed. Bush's
plan would cut guaranteed retire-
ment benefits for younger Ameri-
cans but would not affect checks
for people now SS and older.
Bush, in his State of the Union
address, pledged to work with
Congress "to find the most effec-
tive combination of reforms
although he has ruled out some
remedies such as raising Social
Security taxes.
Democrats said that Bush's
proposal to divert Social Security
revenues into private investment
accounts was dangerous and that
(here were better ways to fix the
program, the 70-year-old center-
piece of the New Deal.
Republicans stood and cheered
when Bush urged lawmakers to
approve "voluntary personal retire-
ment accounts Democrats sat
in stony silence, underscoring
the partisan divide on an issue
likely to dominate the year in
Congress. Democrats also groaned
and grumbled when Bush said
Social Security would require
drastically higher taxes, massive
new borrowing or severe benefit
cuts unless the system is changed.
Bush's speech spanned prob-
lems at 'home and abroad, but it
was the first State of the Union
address since the Sept. 11, 2001,
terrorist attacks that focused most
heavily on domestic issues. Despite
Democrats' criticism, he offered
no hint of a timetable for a troop
withdrawal from Iraq.
He pledged to confront
regimes that promote terror and
pursue weapons of mass destruc-
tion, and singled out Syria and
Iran. Returning to his inaugu-
ral address' theme of spreading
democracy, Bush hailed the suc-
cess of Sunday's elections in Iraq.
"And the victory of freedom in
Iraq will strengthen a new ally in
the war on terror, inspire democ-
racy reformers from Damascus to
Tehran, bring more hope and prog-
ress to a troubled region he said.
Bush also promised to push
forward for Mideast peace, includ-
ing $350 million in aid to the
"The goal of two democratic
states, Israel and Palestine, living
side by side in peace, is within reach,
and America will help them achieve
that goal the president said.
With more than 1,400 Ameri-
cans killed in Iraq and the United
States spending more than $1 bil-
lion a week on the war, Bush urged
Congress to support his request for
an additional $80 billion. "During
this time of war, we must continue
to support our military and give
them the tools for victory he said.
While key allies like Germany
and France opposed the war, Bush
said his administration "will con-
tinue to build the coalitions that will
defeat the dangers of our time
House Minority Leader Nancy
Pelosi, delivering the Democratic
response, challenged Bush on Iraq.
"We all know that the United
States cannot stay in Iraq indefi-
nitely and continue to be viewed
as an occupying force she said.
"Neither should we slip out the
back door, falsely declaring vic-
tory but leaving chaos We have
never heard a clear plan from this
administration for ending our pres-
ence In Iraq
Emboldened by his re-elec-
tion, Bush called on lawmakers
to move on several controversial
fronts, including liberalizing the
nation's immigration laws, impos-
ing limits on medical malpractice
lawsuits, simplifying taxes and
extending the life of the tax cuts
enacted during his first term.
He also urged passage of long-
stalled energy legislation and prom-
ised to send Congress a budget
next week that holds discretionary
spending below inflation. Warning
Congress that it will face painful
choices, Bush said his budget would
substantially reduce or eliminate
more than ISO federal programs.
Bush said his wife, Laura, would
lead a nationwide effort to reduce
gang violence by encouraging
young people to remain crime
free. In a nod to conservatives, he
renewed support for a constitutional
amendment to ban gay marriage.
Transforming Social Security
is a political gamble for Bush
and for Republican allies wary of
taking big political risks. While
Bush cannot run for another term,
most GOP lawmakers face re-
election next year and are ner-
vous about tampering with a
system that Americans like and see
no immediate need to overhaul.
Democrats, on the other hand,
face a risk of appearing as obstruc-
tionists if they simply oppose all of
Bush's plan.
Under Bush's Social Security
plan, workers would be allowed to
divert up to two-thirds of their pay-
roll taxes into private investment
accounts, according to a Social
Security expert who was briefed on
the plan Wednesday.
John Balaban reads various
works of poetry at the forum.
speaks at
Event celebrates 40th
anniversary of forum
The ECU Poetry Forum held
a reading Feb. 2 in honor of their
40th anniversary with guest speaker
John Balaban, poet-in-residence
and professor of English at NC State
The event was held in the Bate
Building where a few dozen faculty
members, students and poetry
enthusiasts were on hand to listen
to Balaban read a handful of poems
he has written or translated from
Many of the poems read by
Balaban were inspired by his expe-
riences as a conscientious objector
in Vietnam.
"There is a Vietnam experience
lurking behind these poems said
Balaban read a few poems in
Vietnamese before reading their
translations in English, some of
which were dated from centuries
ago and were passed down through
oral tradition.
Balaban managed to capture
some of these oral tales while trav-
eling through Vietnam and talking
with the people of the country.
"I spent a year walking the
countryside with a tape recorder
Balaban said.
Other works read by Balaban
drew inspiration through a hitch-
hiking trip he took across the
country starting on an interstate in
Pennsylvania and making it all the
way to the deserts of New Mexico.
Peter Mackuck, director of the
ECU Poetry Forum and English
professor at ECU, said bringing
poets like Balaban to campus is an
important step for ECU'S creative
writing program.
Mackuck said the poetry of Bala-
ban attracts him due to his aversion
to statement and paraphrase and the
poet's ability to step back from his
own work.
"He provides us with unforget-
table moments said Mackuck.
Mackuck began the event by
introducing Balaban and listing
some of his accomplishments,
which include receiving a master's
degree from Harvard University
and authoring 11 books of prose
and poetry.
Of the 11 books authored by
Balaban, five have won or been
nominated for various literary
The ECU Poetry Forum was
formed in 1965 by Vernon Ward,
who Mackuck credited with first
bringing talented writers to campus.
The forum meets twice monthly
in a workshop format where aspiring
poets can read their work and listen
to others.
Sandy Carawan, senior Eng-
lish major at ECU, said she was
inspired by one of Balaban's poems
in particular, the last poem read.
"The last poem was very
good said Carawan.
"It summarized a lot of the
poets of the last 50 years
David Johnson, sophomore
English major, said he enjoyed
the reading because of how many
parallels he could draw between
Balaban's poems inspired by
Vietnam and the current events
of today.
"His poetry was based in the
sixties but it resounded with what's
happening now said Johnson.
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KRISTIN DAY Assistant News Editor
THURSDAY February 3, 2005
Graduates experience tsunami before, after
ECU alumnus, diver
survives tsunami
A graduate of ECU experi-
enced the devastating tsunami
that ravaged the coastal areas of
Asia and East Africa firsthand.
Brian Rilinger, who graduated
in December 2001, was leading
a scuba diving expedition off
the coast of Thailand when the
tsunami hit.
"We were underwater and
there were four students that
myself and an instructor were
supervising said Rilinger.
"I was quickly swept away
faster than anything unprotected
should ever be traveling under-
As he was being swept away,
Rilinger said he could make no
sense of his surroundings and
eventually found himself around
200-meters south of where he
and the diving expedition had
been earlier.
Because the others in the
diving expedition were explor-
ing a large rock known as Koh
Bida Nok, they were protected
from the tsunami surge. Rilinger
was carried away because he was
swimming free from the cover of
Koh Bida Nok.
Rilinger said he was around 8-
meters underwater when he noticed
a great deal of fish and debris head-
ing his way. Seconds later, the
surge from the tsunami hit him.
"1 looked into the distance
because 1 felt a pull like you feel
when you are In the ocean and a
wave is about to break Rilinger
"1 thought to myself 'what is
going on' and before I had time
Destroyed boats and debris gather on Phi Phi Island.
to think anything else, I was
swept away
Rilinger said he managed to
struggle his way through the
surge and take shelter behind a
small rock, where he waited for
tht conditions to die down before
swimming back to the dive site
and surfacing to the boat they
had traveled on, meeting up with
the group.
Rilinger said when they
returned to Phi Phi, there were
Thai doctors and military
authorities already present on
the beach, catering to the many
on the island who were affected
by the tsunami.
"Phi Phi Island is probably the
most popular tourist getaway in
the south, and it was completely
wiped out Rilinger said.
"There were 1,000 casualties,
many of them foreign on that
island alone
On the way to the island,
Rilinger said they had to pick up
stranded people floating among
the trash and debris from broken
Rilinger said their boat proba-
bly survived the tsunami because
the water in the area they were
diving was not conducive to
creating a crest wave to go along
with the surge.
The Associated Press has
reported an estimated 143,877
- 178,081 have perished in the
tsunami disaster, with many of
the survivors losing their homes
and belongings.
Luckily, Rilinger said his
home in Krabi was unscathed
due to a seawall surrounding
the town.
Rilinger said Thailand does
not have the same system of ben-
efits U.S. citizens enjoy, which
makes the future appear very
challenging for the Thai people.
"TheThai government doesn't
have social security or FEMA as
we would know it, so the people
get a payout if they lost a loved
one, but only enough to live for a
year or two Rilinger said.
"I don't know what they will
do past that. Many people have
been moved to sheet metal houses
that our government would not
allow you to live in
Another problem, Rilinger
said, is the negative economic
effects that will occur from the
drop in tourist revenue, a major
source of income for the Thai
people, especially those living in
coastal areas where the tsunami
"There are very few tourists
here now, and many shops and
hotels are in the process of
shutting down Rilinger said.
"There is going to be a big
problem here if the tourists don't
come back
The drop in tourism is a prob-
lem that Rilinger faces with the
Thai people.
"I came here to work in
diving. Now I cannot, 1 will in
all likelihood have to leave
Rilinger said.
"I sold everything of reason-
able value to accomplish this
dream of mine and now it is
Rilinger said he can't allow
himself to feel self-pity despite
the challenges he is facing.
"In comparison to what I
am surrounded by, my plight is
pretty miniscule Rilinger said.
The island the group departed
to the dive site from, known as
Phi Phi Island, was also used in
filming the Leonardo Dicaprio
film The Beach.
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Herring works to solve
environmental issues
An ECU graduate is working
with the Center for Disease Con-
trol and Prevention to help allevi-
ate environmental problems asso-
ciated with the tsunami aftermath.
Mike Herring, senior envi-
ronmental health scientist at
the CDC and captain in the
U.S. Public Health Service said
right now he is on assignment
in Atlanta with a division of the
CDC that works with emergency
and environmental health ser-
vices. He said he heads a tech-
nical assistance team where he
promotes workforce development
and does consulting work.
When a natural disaster like
a tsunami occurs, he and the
CDC have to work with common
problems such as water safety,
waste water, solid waste, food
protection and vector control. He
said in a flooding situation, they
usually work to prevent West Nile
Virus and other diseases that can
come from the surge of mosqui-
toes to the area.
Herring said he is usually
tasked with water protection.
He works with this concern a lot
after hurricanes when flooding
can be extensive, but this is also a
major problem with the tsunami.
He said it is phenomenal how
much land was covered and a lot
of contaminated water ran into
local wells.
Herring and his team at
the CDC are trying to help
develop guidelines that will keep
the people affected by the disas-
ter safe and healthy, but they
have encountered obstacles they
have never had to deal with
He said the unique problem
with the tsunami is related to
the sheer magnitude of the toll
on human life, which is leaving
dangerous toxins in the area.
Morticians who are left with the
task of collecting and identifying
all these bodies are also generat-
ing a lot of waste which they store
in tanks, but have no idea how to
dispose of.
Herring said the CDC has
never had to face a problem like
this before, so developing guide-
lines for the people to use has
been a challenging job.
Most of the other problems
associated with the aftermath
have not been as difficult to
create guidelines for, according
to Herring, since people at the
CDC have dealt with them many
times before.
Herring said the CDC is best
equipped to handle disastrous sit-
uations like the tsunami because
they are probably the world's
leading public agency. He said
he is "awed by the amount of
knowledge and skills" when it
comes to disease prevention. He
also said the organization "carries
an enormous amount of prestige"
around the world.
During the fall, Herring led
a CDC team to help a Florida
health department with health
situations after Hurricane Ivan.
He said as a Public Health Service
Commission Officer, he has trav-
eled to help with many natural
disaster sites and has periodically
moved to work everywhere from
Alaska to Texas.
Herring graduated from ECU
in 1980 with a bachelor's degree
in environmental health. In
1993, he received a master's
degree in public health from the
University of Texas Health Sci-
ence Center at Houston.
Herring has been with CDC
for three years. He said the job
at CDC has been one of his most
challenging jobs and a great
"It's a great agency, and 1 love
it Herring said.
"I will probably retire from
Herring said the CDC is made
up of 12 centers, institutes and
offices whose goal is to improve
environmental health.
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Charlotte school
bus driver arrested
CHARLOTTE, NC - A Charlotte-
Mecklenburg school bus driver was
charged with driving with alcohol in
his system after a student on the bus
called 911 from a cell phone and said
the driver was asleep at the wheel.
Vernon Tobias Wallace, 23, was
charged Tuesday after police and
Charlotte-Mecklenburg school
officials pulled over his bus near
Eastway and Woodland drives.
Police would not release test results
of Wallace's blood-alcohol level but
said it was below 0.04 percent.
North Carolina law says pedple can't
drive on public roads with an alcohol
level of 0.08 percent or more. But the
law is more stringent for those driving
commercial vehicles (0.04 percent)
and school buses and daycare vans
(0.0 percent).
None of the 30 or so students on
bus No. 260 headed for Phillip O.
Berry Academy of Technology were
injured, said CMS spokeswoman
Jerri Haigler.
Wallace was released from jail on a
$1,000 bond.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police did
not release the name of the student
who called 911. During the call, the
boy said he is 16 years old.
For 38 minutes, as he rode through
neighborhoods, the boy told 911
where the bus was and what the
driver was doing.
One killed, one Injured In
Brunswick Co. plane crash
SHALLOTTE, NC - One person was
killed and another taken to a hospital
after a single-engine plane crashed
Tuesday evening about six miles from
an airport, authorities said.
"We thought a car wrecked or
something said Kelwin Ferguson,
who lives about 50 yards from the
crash scene. "I ran up the road and
the pilot stood there, quite bloody
in his face, and he stated that his
engine had shut off and that he was
trying to make the highway. Then he
broke down crying, saying that his
friend didn't make it
Authorities did not release the names
of the deceased passenger or the
pilot, who was taken to Brunswick
County Hospital.
The plane, a Canadian-registered
Cessna 210, crashed at 6:50 p.m.
six miles northeast of the Ocean Isle
Airport in Brunswick County, said
Christopher White, a spokesman for
the Federal Aviation Administration
in Atlanta.
The pilot contacted air traffic
controllers in Myrtle Beach, SC, and
reported mechanical difficulty before
the crash, he said.
Civietown Fire Chief Jeff Sheetz,
one of the first to arrive at the scene,
said the plane burst into flames as
he arrived.
"He talked to us, he was conscious
and alert Sheetz said of the pilot.
"We had to stop him from trying to go
back to the plane to get his friend
State Highway Patrol 1st Sgt.
J.O. Holmes said the National
Transportation Safety Board and the
Federal Aviation Administration would
investigate the crash Wednesday.
The Brunswick County Sheriffs Office
also arrested two men and charged
them with tampering with debris at
the site of the plane crash.
Jeffrey Sellers and Derrick Morton,
both of Supply, were charged with
hinder, obstruction and delay for
removing debris from the wrecked
plane. Both were being held on a
$500 secured bail at the Brunswick
County Jail.
Jackson Judge says he
has enough prospective jurors
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The judge in
the Michael Jackson molestation
case ended the first stage of jury
selection a day early, In part because
of a surprisingly large number of
prospective jurors who said they
were willing to serve.
Santa Barbara County Judge Rodney
S. Melville said roughly 250 of the 430
prospects screened Monday and
Tuesday were willing to serve during
the six-month trial.
He called off plans to interview 300
prospects Tuesday afternoon and
Wednesday morning, saying there
were plenty of people who could
serve on the panel of 12 and eight
"I think we have enough jurors said
Trial watchers said the jury selection
process had been sped along by the
high percentage of prospects who
had no objections to serving.
"Normally when you have a trial where
judges estimate six months, you're
gonna get two-thirds, three-quarters
or more saying they can't do it for
one reason or another said Michael
Brennan, a law professor at the
University of Southern California.
Jackson, 46, is charged with
molesting a teenage boy and plying
him with alcohol at his Neverland
Ranch in early 2003. He also is
accused of conspiring to hold the
boy and his family captive.
Teens charged In
slaying aspiring actress
NEW YORK - Two teenagers - one
a 14-year-old girl - were charged
Tuesday in the shooting death of an
aspiring actress who challenged a
group of muggers on a Manhattan
Rudy Fleming, 19, was charged with
murder, robbery, attempted robbery
and weapons possession, said
Assistant District Attorney Robert
Hettleman. If convicted, he could face
up to life in prison and possibly the
death penalty, Hettleman said.
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degree murder and robbery,
prosecutors said. Police said her
mother brought her to the police
station on Monday.
Nicole duFresne, 28, her fiance and
another couple were leaving a bar
in the Lower East Side, a once-gritty
section of Manhattan now known
for Its hip nightspots, early Thursday
when they were approached by a
group of youths who demanded
money, police said.
Witnesses said one of the men
grabbed for the other woman's
purse and duFresne intervened,
asking: "What are you going to do,
shoot us?"
Fleming then fired a single shot Into
her chest, police said.
He and four others were picked up
for questioning late Sunday, police
said. Two of the four were charged
in an attempted robbery the same
night but not in duFresne's slaying.
The remaining two were considered
witnesses, police said.
Police said the 14-year-old girl
confessed to police that she was with
the group and had taken a cell phone
from the stolen purse, according to
a criminal complaint provided by the
Manhattan district attorney's office.
German president
bows to Israeli parliament
JERUSALEM - Germany's president
told Israeli lawmakers Wednesday
he bows his head "in shame and
humility" before the victims of the
Nazi Holocaust, and he promised that
Germany would wage a determined
battle against anti-Semitism.
The president, Horst Koehler, also
denounced Palestinian suicide
bombings as indefensible acts of
terror and said Germany would
always stand by Israel and its people.
Germany is encouraged by recent
Mideast peace moves and would
try to help Israel and the Palestinians
resume their negotiations, he said.
Koehler, marking 40 years of
diplomatic relations between the
two countries, began his speech
in heavily accented Hebrew - a
gesture that prompted his hosts to
smile - before switching to German.
Before the address, several Cabinet
ministers and legislators said they
could not bear the thought of hearing
German spoken in parliament and
would stay away.
Koehler is the second German
president to address Israel's
parliament, following a speech
by then-President Johannes Rau
in 2000. Koehler arrived in Israel
on Tuesday, visiting the Yad
Vashem Holocaust Memorial and
meeting with Israeli President Moshe
Pope's spokesman
says 'no cause for alarm'
VATICAN CITY - Pope John Paul II
had difficulty breathing as he battled
the flu and will spend a few more days
in the hospital, the Vatican confirmed
Wednesday, but it said tests showed
his heart was functioning normally
and the pope had rested for several
hours overnight.
The 84-year-old pontiff had "just a
little fever papal spokesman Joaquin
Navarro-Valls said in elaborating on a
terse medical bulletin issued by the
Holy See. He told Vatican radio the
pope would spend "a few more days"
in the hospital, but added that there
was "no cause for alarm
The cardio-respiratory and metabolic
levels at present are within the norm
the bulletin said.
The pope was being treated
Wednesday for respiratory problems
in the Gemelli Polyclinic. He was
rushed there late Tuesday from his
Vatican apartment, where he had
been battling the flu for several days,
Vatican officiate said. No further
medical bulletins were expected
Wednesday, they said.
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THURSDAY February 3, 2005
Our View
Super Bowl Sunday filled
with too much nonsense
Whenever Super Bowl Sunday is mentioned,
people usually think of large groups of people
gathered together, great grilled food, commercials
worth watching for once and - oh yea, football.
Something isn't quite right there. The Super
Bowl isn't about getting together, eating and
watching commercials. The NFL title game is all
about the two best teams in the land playing for
one of the most prestigious sports honors.
The first two Super Bowls attracted about as
much attention and attendance as a WNBA
regular season game. When the Kansas City
Chiefs played the Green Bay Packers, there
were almost 30,000 empty seats in the stands.
No one cared about the big game. It simply
wasn't the big game yet.
Then along came Joe Namath. Good ole'
Broadway Joe brought a strut and young,
reckless confidence to the big game. Not to
mention the Jets were playing Johnny Unitas'
Colts, a team said to be unbeatable that year.
Namath and company ended up toppling the
all-powerful Colts in Super Bowl III, and that
marked the beginning - when the game actu-
ally started to matter.
Although, it has gotten better at attracting atten-
tion to the game itself, there's entirely too much
nonsense on Super Sunday.
The halftime show has only been around for
about 13 years - and it's a good form of enter-
tainment, don't get us wrong. But it gets larger
and more ridiculous every year. Last year's
breast-baring incident by Janet Jackson is
probably remembered more across the country
than who actually won the 2004 Super Bowl.
The commercials are fine and a great way to
attract and keep the viewers' attention, but we
usually hear more about the best commercial
the day after Super Sunday than the winner of
the game.
So, when you watch the big game Feb. 6 this
year, try to remember, it's not, "Damn, how hot
does Alicia Keys look?" It should be more along
the lines of, "Man oh man, he just made one of
the hardest hits I've ever seen, what a game
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Opinion Columnist
Is an Iraqi life worth less than an American life?
Outcry over civilian deaths
reaches a fever pitch
Since the invasion of Iraq in March
2003, the issue of civilian casualties has
been quietly moved to the backburner
of American news organizations, par-
ticularly when those deaths are caused
by American air strikes and mortar
attacks. The national media is more
than willing to vividly describe the
deaths of innocent Iraqi civilians when
they come at the hands of insurgents,
but when the question of American
responsibility for the death of inno-
cents (including women and children)
is raised, the entire federal government
rears up on its haunches and prepares
for a fight.
Unfortunately, the Pentagon does
not keep (or does not report) accurate
figures concerning the violent deaths
of innocent men, women and children
- people whose only crime was they
happen to live in a country under U.S.
occupation and they were a little too
close when that 500-pound bomb was
detonated at the end of their block.
"Smart Bombs" (though one could
argue that nothing intended to end the
life of another human being should be
referred to as "smart") are lauded by
American commanders and military
analysts as the "new age" of military
technology and the best weapon to
avoid unnecessary civilian causalities.
Unfortunately, a great number of those
"smart bombs" were dropped into
densely populated urban areas, killing
the innocent along with the guilty. The
issue of civilian deaths is one of the
most significant in the struggles over
the new Iraq, and the U.S. government
should take more of an active interest
in avoiding the unintentional murder
of innocent human beings.
Of course, this is not to imply that
American forces have ever intentionally
killed innocent civilians, but eventu-
ally, intent becomes peripheral to the
real issue. Whether they meant to or
not, the fact remains that thousands of
innocent people have died as a direct
result of coalition military activity. This
fact is beyond dispute.
In September 2004, the Bloom-
berg School of Public Health at Johns
Hopkins University conducted a
survey to try and glean some informa-
tion about Iraqi civilian casualties,
and their findings were alarming. A
total of 7,800 randomly chosen Iraqis
were interviewed, answering questions
about deaths within their own families
and violence which they may have
otherwise witnessed. According to the
study, "80 percent of deaths reported
were directly caused by coalition forces
and 95 percent of those deaths the result
of air strikes or allied mortar attacks
Ninety-five percent? Apparently,
those "smart bombs" are not quite as
"surgical" as the American public has
been led to believe. Surgical would be
a sniper, killing one target then disap-
pearing back into the desert. Surgical
would be a small platoon of Marines
seeking out and eliminating one spe-
cific target. Dropping a 500-pound
bomb into a neighborhood to kill a
small group of insurgents is not surgery,
it is barbary.
Estimates about civilian casualties,
unfortunately, are just that - estimates.
The Pentagon claims that it does not
take note of innocent people who may
or may not have been blown up by an
Allied air strike, and many times the
bodies of the victims of these strikes
are so badly damaged that identifica-
tion is impossible. Unlike Vietnam,
where daily news reports about civilian
atrocities and the pictures to go along
with them were piped directly into
American living rooms, our news from
Iraq is highly filtered. With estimates of
civilian dead between 10,000 by some
American groups and 37,000 by one
Iraqi group, I have yet to see one news-
cast showing the charred corpses of
women or small children on American
TV (Arab news networks like Al-Jazeera
are somewhat different).
If the shoe were on the other
foot, that is, if the United States was
being "liberated" by the Iraqi army
and 15,000 innocent American men,
women and children had already been
slaughtered by errantly dropped bombs
or overzealous Marine patrols, you can
bet that the insurgency being witnessed
inside the United States would look
like a day at the proverbial beach. The
Second Amendment, which for 216
years has kept this country armed to
the teeth, would explode upon the
"liberating" army marching down
Pennsylvania Avenue like a whirlwind.
You can believe that every time the
Iraqi government accidentally killed
a 6-year-old American boy or a family
of four driving home from soccer prac-
tice, every news agency in this country
would be all over it like flies on horse
manure. The American insurgency
would bleed the invading forces, just
like our troops are being bled by the
Iraqi insurgency.
Every time someone dies needlessly,
it is a tragedy. An American soldier has
no more right to his existence than an
Iraqi civilian, and by noticeably avoid-
ing the issue of civilian casualties as a
result of U.S. military action (whether
right or wrong), the American media
apparatus is neglecting the fundamen-
tal undercurrents of the president's war.
By de-emphasizing the importance of
innocent Iraqi lives, the United States
demonstrates to the Iraqi people that
all of the rhetoric about "a free Iraq"
and "an end to tyranny" is nothing
but window dressing. It's not worth
the lives of 10 innocent people to
ensure the death or capture of a few. If
one believes that between 10,000 and
37,000 (estimates are always higher by
Iraqi groups) innocent Iraqi citizens
have been killed as a direct result of
the coalition occupation, and that
approximately 3,000 innocent Ameri-
cans died on Sept. 11, 2001, then I ask
you: Is an Iraqi life worth less than an
American life?
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor,
I'm writing about Meredith Stewart's
anti-marijuana propaganda piece title
"A Date With Mary Jane: Marijuana,
effects, consequences" Jan. 27.
Stewart didn't mention the worst
effect of marijuana use - getting
arrested and thrown in jail with vio-
lent criminals. Last year we had more
than 700,000 arrests for marijuana
violations and almost 90 percent of the
arrests were for possession only.
We had more arrests made for mari-
juana violations than for murder, rape,
armed robbery and assault combined.
Marijuana is a natural herb that has
never been documented to kill a single
person in the 5,000-year history of its
use. On the other hand, if we drink
65 cups of coffee in a single day, we
have a 50 percent chance of dying as
a result.
So why don't we criminalise coffee
instead of marijuana?
If we smoke the most potent mari-
juana all day long, the worst effect
would be a severe case of the munch-
Kirk Muse
Mesa, AZ
Dear Editor,
In the interests of setting "a good
example for tomorrow's leaders" (Re:
A Date With Mary Jane, published
Jan. 27), I'll state for the record that I
have little faith that this letter will be
printed, and none that the editors at
TEC will concede the following facts:
Drug prohibition, just like alcohol
prohibition early last century, has led
to drastic increases in youth access to
illicit contraband and per capita homi-
cide rates. Furthermore, marijuana laws
have been associated with increased
demand for cannabis and much more
dangerous substances like opiates and
Why do people risk their very
freedom to smoke marijuana? Because
it effectively ameliorates pain, nausea
and stress with far less deleterious side
effects than "approved" alternatives.
Why do people legally smoke ciga-
rettes, drink beer or use pain killers?
Because Congress prefers to wage war
against Americans over pot. Mean-
while, they ignore the annual deaths
of 1.1 million Americans caused by
manufacturers of defective and deadly
drugs that would otherwise be forced
to compete on an open market with
War on drugs is counterproductive
at best, and is likely illegal, violating
several antitrust and Constitutional
Any questions?
Jose Melendez
Pirate Rant
How did my professor get a
job at ECU? All she does is read
out of the book. Anyone can do
ECU finally won a game
against a conference opponent
in men's basketball.
Out of all the food joints
on campus, why is there not a
I don't think any of the ECU
professors come to work to hear
the latest ring-tone you down-
loaded. Have some courtesy and
turn your ringer off before enter-
ing the classroom.
Commuter Students: If you
would like to stop being left at
the last stop in Minges and end
up being late for class, why don't
you try showing up about 20
minutes earlier to catch the bus?
According to the bus schedule,
Minges park and ride shuttles
run as early as 6:45 a.m. Give it
a try. You may actually make it to
class on time.
Why is it in every one of my
classes there is someone who has
read about, seen, experienced or
thought about everything the
professor is talking about? And
then they want to voice it in
class? Sure, I like to contribute
something to class once in a
while, but not so much that my
nose is perpetually brown. To all
the brown nosers out there, chill
out, relax and let someone else
talk for a change. '
Great, not only do I barely
have heat in my dorm room,
now there are mice in my dorm
room as well.
Don't you love the laugh of
giddy schoolgirls talking horribly
loud when you're trying to write
a paper? Hey school girls, shut up
or go outside. We're trying to get
an education here.
To the person who needs the
Student Recreation Center track
all to himself or herself: I walk
that track with my friend almost
every day and watch in awe as
the people like you run by us.
We can only try and pray to be
as athletic and in shape as you
are. So, please just run along with
your 2 percent body fat self and
let us continue our "five-minute
New Years resolution
To the person who made the
comment about the Uggs worn
with mini skirts, you may want to
flip through a magazine because
that is the style this season. If
Hollywood does it, so will the
rest of the United States.
I think the wonderful people
who drive those trucks on
the sidewalks think we are asking
for an early grave. I never thought
I would be so scared of being
run over when I'm on the side-
To the person who wrote
about embracing Michael Moore
or another person who speaks
strongly about their personal
views: Instead of embracing them
or just agreeing with them, why
don't you come up with your own
views and thoughts and express
them? Quite an idea, eh?
Honestly, how can a pro-
fessor, who we all pay, not
show up for class three times
in the first few weeks of class?
Note: Students are only allowed
three misses all semester. Nor-
mally I would be OK with miss-
ing class but there are never
any e-mails, just post-its on
the door when you get there.
To the ranter who claimed the
SRC track as his own: Perhaps if
you pulled your head from your
nether regions to look up, you
would see that walkers and jog-
gers have assigned lanes, so no it
is not your personal space.
I don't know what hurts more,
to think it was a weekend thing,
or to actually know it was.
So Tony McKee is anti-iden-
tity theft? Gee, that's a contro-
versial stance, Tony. What's your
next article's topic? Puppies are
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Eastern governments say they
hope to establish good relations
with whatever leadership emerges
from Iraq's landmark election but
expressed concern over the low
Sunni Muslim turnout and the
rise in Shiite Muslim influence.
Some commentators and
newspapers had warm words for
Sunday's election, in contrast
to virulent pre-polling criti-
cism from many quarters in the
region. Others continued to
question the legitimacy of the
election, pointing to the death
of voters in many Sunni areas,
though there were no firm figures
for the turnout yet.
The limited Sunni partici-
pation was no surprise. Iraq's
Sunni leaders had called for
a boycott to protest the U.S
led military occupation. The
raging insurgency, which car-
ried out numerous attacks on
election day as threatened, may
also have kept Sunnis away from
the polls. Sunnis make up about
20 percent of Iraq's 25 million
Jordan, Egypt and the United
Arab Emirates were quick to
praise the polls and pledge to
work with Iraq's future govern-
ment. But Jordanian government
spokeswoman Asma Khader
stressed Sunni participation was
crucial for "achieving security
and stability in Iraq
Under Saddam I lussein, Iraq's
Sunni minority was the coun-
try's dominant force. But since
the ex-dictator's ouster, Iraq's
long-suppressed majority Shiite
community has risen in influ-
ence and its representatives are
expected to wield considerable
power within the country's 275-
member National Assembly.
Some commentators
believe a Shiite-influenced Iraq
may forge a strategic alliance
with Shiite-controlled Iran, a
worrying prospect for the Gulf
region's predominantly Sunni-
controlled regimes, who are
opposed to Shiite minorities in
their own countries seeking a
greater say.
Egypt's pro-government Al-
Ahram newspaper said Sunni-led
regional powers, like Saudi Arabia
and Jordan, "deeply disagree
with the potential results of
the (Iraqi) elections, which will
escalate existing fears (concern-
ing increased regional Shiite
Iraqi Shiite leaders insist they
do not seek a government based
on neighboring Iran's religious
establishment, while Iran has
tried to cool concerns of a Shiite
power grab.
"We are ready to cooper-
ate with future government of
Iraq, regardless of its tendency
Iranian government spokesman
Abdollah Ramezanzadeh said
Shiite-Sunni tensions are
problematic for several Gulf
regional countries.
Middle school students
to learn through media
An ECU professor is serving
on a panel with the National
Communication Association to
promote diversity and media lit-
eracy to middle school students.
Rebecca Dumlao, associate
professor with the school of
communication, said she became
involved with NCA's family com-
munication division because
one of her primary focuses is
studying how the media affects
families. She then joined a group
called Communicating Common
Ground, which works to create
partnerships between ECU's
Communication Department,
the Pitt County Alliance for
Youth and Communities in
Schools organizations.
"About four years ago, the
NCA started this project where
they encouraged communica-
tion departments to partner with
some community organization,
or maybe a school said Dumlao.
"The communication stu-
dents at the colleges would teach
or help kids learn about things
related to diversity and to help
stop hate crimes
Dumlao said there are proj-
ects all over the country to sup-
port this objective. She decided
to write a proposal to the NCA
over the summer to use students
from her media literacy classes
to develop a product for local
middle schools.
Last semester, she tested the
project with one of her classes.
They focused on cyber-bullying
and created mediums such as
comic books, videos and trial
Web sites.
Her two sections this semes-
ter are still learning the basics of
media literacy, but they soon will
work with interviews of middle
school students to find out what
would be appropriate to make,
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Jj. their projects. Dumlao hopes to
. take the best projects and make
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which could go to the middle
Dumlao said this project is
significant because media lit-
eracy, in general, is important.
She said the media is everywhere
and anything they can do to help
students understand it better is
"In a broader sense, here, as
well as many parts of the coun-
try, there are problems with kids
doing things like bullying other
kids and problems with having
different groups polarized and
not working together real well
Dumlao said.
"One of the reasons I'm
excited about working with Pitt
County Alliance for Youth is that
kind of focus is there
Dumlao is also involved
because she believes in service
"You teach in such a way
that you get students involved
in experiencing, learning and
working with people in the com-
munity Dumlao said.
Dumlao sees this project as
the first step in what hopefully
will become an ongoing part-
nership. She said they would
probably have their first finished
products sometime next year and
can begin working with some-
thing she thinks is important
to the development of today's
"I think there seems to be a
popular conception that if we keep
kids away from certain things
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Hearty Sirloin Chill:
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
12 cup flour
Salt and pepper
2 pounds sirloin, bite size
2 large onions, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and
1 red bell pepper, seeded and
2 jalapenos, seeded and
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
12-ounce bottle ale
2 cups low sodium beef stock
4 cups crushed tomatoes
2 cups canned black beans,
drained and rinsed
2 cups canned kidney beans,
drained and rinsed
Garnish: Shredded cheddar, red
onion, scallions, sour cream
Heat oil in large heavy pot over
medium high heat. In a pie plate
combine salt, pepper and flour
with a fork. Toss sirloin cubes in
flour to coat. Shake off excess
flour. Brown sirloin in pot on all
sides and remove meat to a
plate. If necessary add more oil
to pan and add onions. Cook
onions over medium heat until
they begin to soften. Stir in green,
red and jalapeno peppers and
cook for 3 - 5 minutes. Add chili
powder, cumin and oregano.
Return browned meat to pan and
pour In beer and beef stock. Bring
to a boil and cover and reduce
heat to a simmer. Cook for 45
minutes or until meat is tender.
Add crushed tomatoes and cook
for 20 minutes. Stir in black and
kidney beans and gently simmer
for 10 minutes. Serve with cheddar,
j onion, scallions and sour cream.
Maple Chicken Wings.
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I 13 cup terlyaki sauce
I 12 cup lite soy sauce
I 2 tablespoon minced garlic
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112 tablespoon black pepper
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Women important
in black history
Six important men
who paved the way to
where we are today
Like Easter in the spring and
Thanksgiving in the winter,
every year we make room in
our calendar for annual cel-
ebrations. For the month of
February, we recognize blacks
of the past, with Black History
In the land of the free and
the home of the brave, America
prides itself on liberty. This lib-
erty is restricted to law, and to
the mindsets of many through-
out the country. While some
of these men may not have
foughf directly for equality,
their works along with thou-
sands of others have created
a front against bigotry and
for respect, despite obvkws obsta-
cles and cynics. We therefore
recognize six black male lead-
ers, who proved that every man
created equal should not be a
selective fraternity.
Heading up the list is Fred-
erick Douglass who lived from
1818 -1895. Douglass served as
an eloquent spokesman against
slavery. He was an aide to Presi-
dent Lincoln and was later
appointed by President Ruther-
ford B. Hayes to be U.S. Marshal
for the District of Columbia.
Douglass founded two thriv-
ing newspapers, wrote three
autobiographies including most
notably The Narrative of the Life
of Frederick Douglass and main-
tained clout as a political figure
in Washington until he died. All
these feats are nothing short of
spectacular considering Doug-
lass was a man with no formal
George Washington Carver,
born in 1864 and died in 1943,
was a man who went from being
a former slave to a scientific
extraordinaire. Carver's work
illustrated his diligence and
dedication to his vocation.
Carver invented the crop rota-
tion method, which revolution-
ized southern style farming.
He discovered various uses for
foods such as peanuts, soybeans
and pecans. He was awarded the
Spingarn Medal of the NAACP,
giving annually to outstand-
ing achievement by a Black
American, in 1923. Many credit
Carver as the inventor of peanut
butter. He also received the
Theodore Roosevelt Medal in
1939 for distinguished achieve-
ment in science.
At a time when leadership
was needed from all sides of
the table, Jesse Owens was born
in 1913 living into his late six-
ties in 1980. During the reign
of Adolf Hitler, the stage was
see LEADERS page B3
Contributions we
couldn't live without
It's that time of year again
Black History Month. This
month is meant to look at some
of the well-known and not so
well known black women of black
history whose contributions
changed not only America but
also the world.
Some of the contributions the
blacks have made are the stop
light, the gas mask, the golf "T
the pencil sharpener, the baby g
carriage, the automatic gear shift �
and many more. These contribu- �
tions are staples in U.S. history.
There are many women that
come to mind when we think of
black history and many that are
not as well known. Some of these
women are Sojourner Truth, Ida
Bell Wells-Barnett, Madam C. J.
Walker, Mary McLeod Bethune,
Rosa Parks, Zora Neale Hurston
and Ethel Hedgeman Lyle. All of
these women have made contri-
butions that were everlasting and
still present in society today.
Sojourner Truth was born into
slavery in 1797. A fact that many
people don't know is that her real
name was Isabella Baumfree. She
was sold a number of times and in
1827 New York law emancipated
the slaves but by then she had
already run to freedom with her
youngest child.
Later she learned that one of
her sons, who was emancipated
under the New York law, was sold
back into slavery in Alabama,
she sued the court and won his
return. In 1843 she took the
name Sojourner Truth because
she thought is was a message from
God and she became a traveling
preacher on the "journey of truth
Throughout the 1840s and 1850s,
she worked with abolitionists and
spoke about women's suffrage.
Another great black woman
in history is Ida Bell Wells-Bar-
nett who was born in 1862. She
became a well-known journalist
most known for her anti-lynch-
ing campaigns in Memphis,
Tenn. Where she lived, black men
were getting lynched for being
accused of raping white women.
Wells-Barnett spoke out against
these allegations and lynching
by writing about them under the
pen name "Iola
She wrote for papers such
as the Indianapolis Freeman, the
DetroitPlaindealer and theNfw York
Sun. Wells-Barnett also was the
first black to become a probation
officer in Chicago and she started
a suffrage club for black women.
The amazing Madam C.J.
Walker (Sarah Breedlove) was
born in 1867. She is known for
being the first self-made woman
millionaire. She made her mil-
lions by creating a treatment for
straightening hair. She sold her
products door to door and gained
popularity and her fortune. In
1905, Walker started her own
business in Denver. She began
traveling in the south, promot-
ing and selling her products. It
went so well she opened a second
business in Pittsburgh in 1908. In
1910 both offices were transferred
to headquarters in Indianapolis
where a plant was built to make
Walker's products. In 1918 Walker
made a donation to the National
Association of Colored Women
to buy the home of Fredrick
Douglass so it could be preserved.
Mary McLeod Bethune was
born in 1875 in South Carolina.
She founded the Daytona Normal
and Industrial Institute for Negro
Girls (Bethune-Cookman Col-
lege) in 1904 and served as the
school's president. She was also
president of the NACW and
served as a consultant to the U.S.
Secretary of War for selection of
the first female officer candidate.
Bethune was also vice president
of the NAACP.
"Rosa Parks comes to mind
when I think about black his-
tory because she was the cause of
African-Americans to be able to
sit at the front of the buses and
she started a boycott said junior
Kenya Ayers.
Rosa Parks is well known
as being the "Mother of the
Civil Rights Movement Parks
was born in 1913 in Tuskegee,
Ala. Later she moved to Mont-
see WOMEN page B3
Black History Month
Why it should be
The celebration of Black His-
tory Month is owed in part to
Carter G. Woodson. The son of
former slaves, he began his child-
hood working in the Kentucky
coal mines. Woodson went on to
attend high school and eventually
obtained a Ph.D. from Harvard.
His concern was that history books
and the study of America ignored
the Black American population.
In 1915, Woodson estab-
lished the Association for the
Study of Negro Life and History,
now known as the Study of
Afro-American Life and History.
Woodson chose the month of
February to celebrate Black His-
tory because of the birthdays of
Frederick Douglass and Abraham
Lincoln, two men who greatly
influenced the well being of the
African-American population.
Many people associate Black
History Month with the Civil
Rights Movement. In the late
1950s, the movement began with
the aid of Martin Luther King
Jr. He, like many others, wanted
equal benefits for all Ameri-
cans. Not only was integration
of schools and public facilities
important, but the eventual
change of government to give
preference to minorities in job
hiring, admission to colleges and
other areas of American life.
In an interview with the
Reverend Ethel Williams from
Kinston, NC, she recollects her
experiences during the Civil
Rights Movement.
"At one time I was on the bus
going someplace to work. The bus
driver asked me to get up when a
white man got on, to let the white
man sit down. The white man
said sit where you are. This made
the driver look small because I
had paid my fare just like the
white man. He just told me to sit
where you are and I was able to sit
and go on. That's the way it was
before the Martin Luther King
struggle said Williams.
Reverend Williams eventually
moved to New Jersey in 1958 in
order to find a better paying job.
"I felt more released and relaxed
when I went. I had the freedom of
speech, freedom of places to sit, free-
dom to enter at the same restroom
and restaurant, than to have to go
to the back door Williams said.
Many African-American's had
this same struggle. Greensboro, NC
made history in the 1960s when
black college students demanded
to be served at a segregated lunch
counter. These nonviolent protests
were the key to desegregate Amer-
ica, allowing everyone the freedom
to go to supermarkets, libraries, res-
taurants and other public facilities.
Protests did not go on without a
struggle but the movement reached
its climax in 1963 with the massive
march on Washington D.C.
Much of the younger genera-
tion does not take into consider-
ation the struggle their relatives and
friends had to endure in the 1960s.
It has only been 40 years since the
Civil Rights Movement. The United
States has come a long way to elimi-
nate discrimination of minorities.
"Black History Month is about
American history said Rhonda
Thompson, graphic design major
at UNC Charlotte.
"We need to acknowledge the
past so that it won't be repeated.
This month should remind us all
to be better people
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Ledonia Wright's campus impact is shown through structural entities like Bloxton House.
Ledonia Wright, campus legend
One of many hidden
treasures on campus
The Ledonia Wright Cultural
Center is one of the many trea-
sures ECU has to offer. Often
times the center is overlooked
or many may be unaware of the
facilities and resources that are
offered to students and staff of
every culture. The center also
offers featured events year round
promoting cultural awareness
around ECU and surrounding
high schools.
"We think of a concept
and work to make sure that the
history and contributions are
not overlooked or dismissed
said Lathan E. Turner, assis-
tant vice chancellor, student
life, and director of LWCC.
It also serves as a spot for
numerous organization meetings
such as the Christian Organiza-
tion and Baptist Student Union.
Not only does it recognize success
among minority students, but
offers academic programs as well.
"Centers such as this one
folds into the university to help
contribute and benefit the edu-
cational interest of all students
Turner said.
Located in front of the Stu-
dent Recreational Center, and
adjacent to Green Hall, LWCC
was named after a former coun-
selor and advisor of ECU, who
graduated from Shaw Univer-
sity, attended Yale and taught
at Harvard. Wright made a dif-
ference for minority students
making her a prominent figure
in ECU history. The former "Y"
hut was renamed three years
after Wright's death in 1979.
The center was then rebuilt and
relocated in 1995 where it cur-
rently stands.
For those curious to know
what the LWCC has to offer, just
take a look inside, where you will
find computers, a quiet room
for reading and group meetings,
access to television and VCR, a
kitchen area and art gallery. If
that was not enough, take a look
at their year round calendar for
interesting events.
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like I live here because 1 consider
the people to be my family away
from home and Dr. Turner is a
great mentor said Teresia Paul,
senior family community stud-
ies major.
"I come to use the computer
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set during the 1936 Olympic
Games in Berlin when Hitler
asserted inferiority of all non-
Aryans. Ohio State alumnus Jesse
Owens made history winning
four gold medals, to the shock
of the Hitler regime, who
refused to recognize him. Owens
was later presented with a Presi-
dential Medal of Freedom, Living
Legend Award and the Con-
gressional Gold Medal. Owens'
triumph helped to guide many
people through a time of confu-
Sidney Poitier, who was born
in 1924 and is still alive today
led a movement in Hollywood
that black actors would be taken
seriously and were not fit for the
age-old stereotypes. He made a
name for himself breaking barri-
ers, becoming the first African-
American male to be nominated
for an Academy Award for his
work in The Defiant Ones. He
then won the coveted award in
1963 with the film Lilies of the
Field. Poitier also caused con-
troversy with the first movie
kiss between a black man and a
white woman in the classic Guess
Who's Coming to Dinner. Other
films of his include In the Heat
of the Night and A Touch of Blue,
where Poitier remained strong
and poised through his charac-
ters. African-American's roles
have not been the same since
Poitier shined on the screen.
In 1929, Martin Luther King
Jr. was born. Killed at the young
age of 39, King led a full and
influential life.
"The good neighbor
looks beyond the external
accidents and discerns those
inner qualities that make all
men human and, therefore,
The impact of King is hardly
imagined with a yearly day off.
King was a martyr, who died
preserving his dream, his hope
that oneday his "children will one
day live in a nation where they
will not be judged by the color
of their skin but by the content
of their character An adamant
proponent of nonviolent reform,
King fought for justice through
nationwide speeches. The
marquee symbol for the Civil
Rights movement, King's
presence and fervor for equality
have had effects that cease to
influence modern culture and
Tupac Shakur, always a
controversial name, though
seldom can you hear a modern
hip-hop album without some
reference to Shakur. The son of a
Black Panther, as a child it is said
that his punishments consisted
of reading an entire edition of
the newspaper. His upbringing
proved a catalyst for his rap
career, which has come to be one
of the most celebrated in history.
His lyrics targeted society as a
whole, commenting often that
"misplaced hate makes disgrace
to races Shakur is considered a
revolutionary who changed the
game by becoming political and
using his status to question the
forces that be. Shakur became
the highest grossing rapper of all
time, with classic albums such as
2pacolypse Now, All Eyez on Me and
numerous posthumous albums.
Born in 1971 and killed in 1996,
this rap legend will live on in the
heart of many forever.
Despite their chosen fields
of work, these men main-
tained perseverance through
adversity. Their accomplishments
paved a way for acceptance and
respect, on the grounds of intel-
ligence and talent, if not given to
them automatically as American
citizens. We therefore take
a month to celebrate, learn about
and recognize the achievements
of these men and countless others
during Black History Month.
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from page B1
gomery and joined the local
NAACP. She served as secretary
from 1943 - 1956.
It was in 1955 when Parks
boarded a city bus after a long
day's work and refused to give
up her seat for a white man. Parks
was arrested and this act began
the bus boycott in Montgomery.
This boycott helped to end the
segregation of buses throughout
the United States.
Author Zora Neale Hurston
was born in 1903. Later she
attended Howard University
and in 1925 went to New York
City and began writing fictional
stories. She then attended Bar-
nard College and after worked as
an ethnologist.
She put together her talent
of writing fiction with her back-
ground education in culture and
began publishing poetry and fic-
tion. Hurston is best known for
her work published in 1937, Their
Eyes Were Watching God, a novel
that was controversial because
it didn't portray the stereotypes
of other black stories. Later she
worked at NC College for Negroes
in Durham.
Pioneer Ethel Hedgeman
Lyle was born in 1885. It was
this woman who thought up the
idea of starting the first black
Greek sorority in 1908 at Howard
University. This sorority was
named Alpha Kappa Alpha. This
organization grew and gave rise
to other black service oriented
sororities. ECU has a chapter of
this very sorority.
"A prominent black woman
that I think of when it comes
to black history is Oprah
Winfrey. I think she is a perfect
example of a successful black
woman because she was the
first black woman to have a talk
show and have it expand in the
way that it did. People respect
her because she's so articulate
and innovative said LaToya
Toney, junior apparel merchan-
dising major.
Winfrey, the founder of
Harpo, her broadcasting com-
pany and the host of the popular
daytime talk show is a perfect
example of how black women in
history can influence someone
to succeed.
All these women have con-
tributed their ideas, thoughts
and hearts to black America and
the world and we owe them our
thanks not just for a month, but
year round.
This writer can be contacted at
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ing here. It is also a great place to
meet new people, coming to the
LWCC made me learn more about
the programs like the NAACP and
NPHC which I am a part of now
said Devyn Studavant, senior
communication major.
Featured events are offered
to all students. For the month of
February there will be an African-
American Art Collection featur-
ing Moneta Sleet, photographer
of art during the Civil Rights
era, the Freshmen Roundtable
Program for students of color
Feb. 9, Dialogue Diversity Feb.
15, FAST, Faculty and Students
together Feb. 17, "I Am What I
Am; Woman Black" Feb. 23 and
"Poetic Expressions: Readings,
Rhymes, Rhythm" high school
poetry contest Feb. 28.
"I encourage everyone
to come in and learn, enjoy
and see what it is all about
Turner said.
LWCC is open Monday -
Thursday from 8 a.m. - 8
p.m Fridays from 8 a.m. - 5
p.m. and closed on Saturdays
and Sundays.
Wright helped guide and
unify students in the ECU
community and continues to
do so even after her death.
Her influence can be seen all
over campus but the LWCC is
a special place that celebrates a
special woman.
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THURSDAY February 3, 2005
Holtz inks 2005 recruiting class
Football team builds for future in-
state, pick up 14 from North Carolina
Skip Holtz promised to recruit Greenville first
and expand outwards. He delivered true on his
word on National Signing Day. Wednesday was the
first day that recruits can sign letters of intent, thus
guaranteeing they attend the school of their choice
upon passing admission requirements.
Holtz inked 14 of his 23 newcomers from the
Tar Heel State. Holtz and his staff scoured N.C
getting recruits from major cities like Charlotte,
Greensboro, Wilmington, Fayetteville, New Bern
and Rocky Mount. Holtz also addressed certain
position needs such as the offensive line, running
back and defensive back.
The 40-year old ECU head coach also grabbed
three junior college players that can add experience
to provide immediate help.
When evaluating players, the coaching staff's
formula is a little different than the previous
regime. Adding an emphasis to the surrounding
geographic region, Holtz stressed academics. With
newly appointed Athletic Director Terry Holland
implementing a strict academic policy, Holtz felt the
need to find players in good academic standing.
After players were filtered by academics, Holtz
then looked at a potential recruit's character. The
first-year head coach wanted players that would be
good citizens in society and repre- �
sent this university and his staff in
an honorable manner.
Finally, Holtz looked at the
game film. Holtz needed for a
recruit to emanate toughness. Aside
from size and skill, Holtz filtered
football players by their willingness
to get dirty. The staff also stressed
the need for athleticism. Holtz
disregarded the players with a great
frame, but could not move laterally.
He then looked at height and
speed in the same manner. In
Holtz's mind, he can beef players
up through off-season lifting and
conditioning as they age. However,
he can't teach a player to grow or become faster.
Many of these new players will not see the
field for years to come, but Holtz deemed it more
important to build a foundation for the future in
order to reap the rewards down the road.
Below is a breakdown by position and thumb-
nail sketches of the recruits:
(All stars are based on ratings. Play-
ers with no stars are not listed in the database.)
"Robert Kass, QB 6-4, 243 lbs. (Lake Mary Prep
HSLake Mary, FL)
�Brett Clay, QB, 6-2, 190 lbs. (Jay M. Robinson
HSConcord, NC)
Robert Kass was one of the first few commit-
ments for the new coaching staff. The Florida
native knew he wanted to be a Pirate after his visit
and accepted Holtz' scholarship offer immediately.
Kass has a huge frame, which will allow him to
see receivers with relative ease. He completed SS
percent of his passes totaling 1,300 yards. Kass
did not receive major attention, mostly in part
because he played on a team that only went 3-8.
Brett Clay is familiar with Skip Holtz because the
Concord quarterback
attended Holtz' camp
at South Carolina.
Clay played on a newly
formed high school
team at J.M. Robinson
High School. Clay has
a very quiet release and
possesses accuracy.
Neither quarter-
back has the star power
to come in and start as
a true freshman. How-
ever, both can provide
depth at an unproven
position in 2005.
Grade: B
"As the defensive coordinator, I
can promise you three things:
We'll play hard we'll be well-
coached and we'll win
- ECU Defensive Coordinator
Greg Hudson talking about
the Pirates' defense
Lindsay liked Holtz' spread offense that will help
to open gaps for him to run through.
Holtz added talent to a depleted position hit hard
by graduation. However, the height of the added
backs is a problem. Also, a bigger back that can run
through the tackles would have helped immensely.
Grade: A
Wide Receivers
"Kyle Johnson, WR6-2, 192 lbs. (Harding Univer-
sity HS Charlotte, NC)
'Alex Taylor, WR 6-4 193, lbs.
(SW Guilford HS High Point, NC)
�Aundrae Allison, WR 6-0, 186 lbs. (Georgia Mili-
tary College Milledgeville, GA)
see RECRUITING page B6
Running backs
"�Brandon Fractious, RB, S-9, 180 (Chaffey Col-
legeRancho Cucamonga, CA)
AhmadMayo.RB, 5-8,206 (Griffin HSGriffm, GA)
"Dominique Lindsay, RB, S-10,198 (Independence
HSCharlotte, NC)
Running back was a defined need for the Pirates.
With Robert Tillman and Chris Johnson the only
two backs on scholarship, Holtz felt the need to go
the junior college route. Fractious is very similar to
Johnson in that he will use his speed to accelerate
past defenders. The California native will compete
for the starting job.
Ahmad Mayo is interesting because he packs so
much power in a small frame. Holtz referenced him
to a fire hydrant in the way he is built. Mayo has
the muscle to bowl people over and is very similar
to current running backs coach Junior Smith.
Dominique Lindsay is a scat back used in a
very similar offense at Independence High School.
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Head Coach Skip Holtz talks to his team after conditioning drills Wednesday afternoon in Dowdy-Rcklen Stadium.
Defending NFL champs favored but forgotten
Media brushing Patriots
aside for Owens hoopla
I honestly don't know what
it's going to take. A Super Bowl
win in 2001 didn't do it. Another
title just two years later didn't
do it. A 14-2 season followed by
a 20-3 shellacking of the best
offensive team in the NFL didn't
do it. Waxing the 15-1 Pittsburgh
Steelers in Pittsburgh didn't do it.
And now, the Patriots, although
favored by seven in Super Bowl
XXXIX, still aren't getting any
credit or attention.
What the hell is going on
I'll be the first to admit I liked
Terrell for a long time, even when
he acted like a classless jackass
here and there. Bottom iine is,
the guy brings it to the max every
game and has a great desire to
play and win football games. I
know you're all just waiting for
the "but" to come. Stop waiting,
because there is no "but
Owens has a big mouth and
nay be sucking up all of the
.mention before Feb. 6, but 1 sin-
cerely don't think it's his fault.
Rather, not the majority of the
blame should lay on his shoul-
ders. Blame the majority of the
media for all of this crap.
Is Owens' ankle that impor-
tant? Is it necessary to incessantly
ask every Philadelphia Eagle what
they think about the situation
and if number 81 is going to step
on the field Sunday? Do folks
honestly believe this guy is going
to be ready for Super Bowl Sunday
in the first place?
If Owens goes, he'll be 85 per-
cent at absolute best. There is no
possible way this guy can come
back and play a little more than
a month after twisting his leg
in a way that would even make
Gumby cringe. Marvel comics
character Wolverine couldn't
heal that fast.
Furthermore, if Owens mirac-
ulously does play at full strength,
you can bet top-dollar that Bill
Belicheck and Romeo Crenell
with be ready for it. Being over-
prepared never hurts and that
Is exactly what Belicheck and
Crenell are going to do, prepare
for an Owens at 100 percent. If
he plays at less than full-strength
(which he will), then it's all the
better for New England.
But seriously people, we're
concentrating on a single player
on an underdog Eagles' team
instead of talking about a squad
that has the possibility to go
down as one of the greatest teams
in NFL history.
Until now, a modern-day
dynasty was considered a para-
dox. It's the free agency and
salary cap era where players
possess much more power than
in the past. In almost every
instance, players hold all the
cards as to where they want to
play. The NFL is truly a league
where any team can win the title
from year to year.
The Patriots have changed
that in the last few years. This is
a team that hasn't lost a single
starter or key player since their
Super Bowl victory in 2001,
with the exception of Antowain
Smith. Instead, they added Corey
Dillon this past off-season, the
most underrated running back
in the league for the past seven
And the term "key player"
when referring to New England
doesn't mean the same thing
like it would for an organization
like the Eagles. No disrespect
to Philadelphia, they're a solid
team, but you can name the
Eagles' key players all on one
hand - Donovan McNabb, Terrell
Owens, Brian Westbrook, Jevon
Kearse and Brian Dawkins. But
If you want me to name all the
"key players" for the Patriots, I'd
have to list the entire offense,
defense, special teams lineup and
then some.
This team is a well-oiled
machine. They are phenomenal
at executing in every aspect of
the game. They have allowed 15
points or less per game in each of
the last two seasons and boasts a
combined record of 37-4.
They have the only quar-
terback in the league who is
anywhere near comparable to
Joe Montana. The "San Francisco
Great" won four Super Bowls with
the 49ers in eight years (1982,
1985, 1989, 1990). The 'Niners
drafted Montana in 1979, which
means his first title came three
years after his first year in the
ieagueand, coincidentally, when
Jerry Rice entered the picture.
However, to Joe's credit, he wasn't
the number one quarterback
until 1981 even though he played
half the season in 1980. Tom
Brady also didn't start until his
second year and won the NFL
championship that very year
with far less offensive firepower
than Montana. He's also unde-
feated in postseason play, if you
haven't heard yet.
The Patriots also have a coach
who has tied Vince Lombardi's
record as a head coach in the
playoffs at 9-1. He owns four
Super Bowl rings. That's right,
four. Bill Parcells didn't win those
NFL titles in 1986 and 1991 by
himself - Belicheck coached a
Giants' defense that paved the
way for those two champion-
ships. The hooded genius is now
61-27 as New England's head
coach and has acquired 55 of
the current 62 players on New
England's active roster since
taking over in 2000.
And we're here talking about
an All-Pro, loud-mouthed wide
receiver's ankle. The Eagles' wide
out said Tuesday afternoon, "If
you don't believe in miracles, just
wait till Sunday
Yes. Wait until Sunday.
The miracle might just be that
everyone will talk about how
good the Patriots really are
for once.
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l.)JoeMontana tossed 11 touch-
downs in four Super Bowls. How
many interceptions did he throw?
2.) Which Super Bowl quarter-
back completed 22 of 25 passes (88
percent) with three touchdowns?
3.) The movie, "Black Sunday"
incorporated video footage from
which Super Bowl?
4.) Who said this of the Super
Bowl, "If it's the ultimate game,
how come they're playing it
again next year?"
5.) Which was the first Super
inscribed on the game tickets?
6.) What was the first Super Bowl
to officially use a Roman numeral?
7.) Who is credited with invent-
ing the name "Super Bowl"?
8.) The first Super Bowl
was simulcast by which two
major television networks?
9.) What was the first Super
Bowl to charge $100 per ticket?
10.) The math. What year is
Super Bowl L scheduled for?
(1) Zero. (2) Phil Simrns, In Super Bowl
XXI. (3) Super Bowl X (Sleelers vs. Cowboys).
(4) Duane Thomas, before Super Bowl VI. (5)
Super Bowl IV (Vikings vs. Chiefs). (6) Super
Bowl V (Cowboys vs. Colts). (7) Chiefs' owner
I .im.ii Hunt. (8) CBS and NBC. (9) Super Bowl
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The hardest part is
getting started'
1 first realized that my weight
was getting out of hand my fresh-
man year of college. I came here
weighing in at 180 pounds. Sure
it was a little overweight accord-
ing to BMI standards, but I didn't
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Well college life eventually
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the time, blaming the shrinking
clothes on the washer and dryer.
Then it happened, I stepped on
a scale and it read 205 pounds. I
was shocked to say the least.
1 began to go to the Student
Recreation Center to lose some of
the weight I gained, but eventu-
ally my laziness kicked in and I
found myself staying at home in
front of the television. Through-
out the rest of the year and the
next, I always made the attempt
to go back to the SRC but 1 just
could never stay motivated more
than three weeks. Unfortunately,
my weight continued to increase
and I began to feel worse physi-
Now it's the middle of my
junior year and I am just fed up
with the weight. After spending
time at the SRC one day I saw
an advertisement for a personal
trainer. I figured 1 had nothing to
lose so I went ahead and signed
up for the program.
Personal training at the
SRC ranges from one to 16 ses-
sions and are priced $25 to
$260 depending on the number
of sessions. The prices at first
glance seem pretty steep, but
other gym's prices for a personal
trainer are almost doubled. A ses-
sion is equal to one hour with the
personal trainer.
On my first day of the pro-
gram I didn't know what to
expect. 1 waited at a table in
front of the juice bar until my
personal trainer approached me.
Her name was Leslie Warren.
Warren is a graduate student who
has been a personal trainer with
the SRC for six months.
My first impression of Warren
was she had great enthusiasm
toward personal training.
"I love personal training
said Warren.
"What I like about it is that
1 can work with people to meet
their goals because I know how
good it made me feel to lose
weight and I would love for other
people to experience that
Warren took me upstairs to
the fitness room and my first
session began. My first day was
going to be more of an initial
assessment. My weight, height,
blood pressure and endurance
among other things were to be
tested and recorded. Toward the
end of the program the same kind
of assessment would be given to
show any form of improvement.
The first thing I did was have
my blood pressure recorded. Not
to my surprise it was kind of high.
I figured it would be since my
weight had increased dramati-
cally over the last couple of years.
Then came the part I was
curious about, the weight and
height assessment. I stepped
on the scale hoping it would
be generous. Then it hit me, a
whopping 271 pounds and only
a 5-foot, 7-inch frame. I had no
idea what to think when I first
saw these assessments, except I
have almost Increased my weight
by 100 pounds since I first came
to college.
I did a few endurance tests
along with a pushup and curl-up
test to round out the assessment.
I feel that I did a pretty good job
with that part of the assessment
with an astounding 25 pushups
and 70 curl-ups.
Warren was very helpful
throughout the entire assess-
ment. She explained thoroughly
every activity I was going to do
and gave words of encourage-
ment the entire time.
When time was up I was kind
of disappointed the assessment
took up the entire hour. 1 was kind
of anxious to get into the actual
personal training, but I figured I
had to wait until the next week.
The next day I woke up feel-
ing the effects of the assessment.
I had sore arms, sore abs, and a
sore chest. I knew right then that I
was truly out of shape when a few
pushups and curl-ups could make
me hurt as much as they did.
I hobbled to class wondering
what was in store for me in my
next few sessions of personal
training. Warren told me to come
up with some goals I wanted to
accomplish through the pro-
gram. I was able to come up
with three: I want to lose weight,
I want to tone my muscles and
1 want to increase my endur-
ance. Hopefully, I will be able to
accomplish these goals with the
personal training program.
I hope that I will be able to
stay motivated throughout the
program. I don't think that I will
lack the motivation like 1 have
previously. I realize it is crunch
time for me before my health
starts to deteriorate. I mean after
all I always felt the hardest part
of exercising is getting started,
and I am past that.
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Recruiting ,84
Skip I loltz added a junior col-
lege All-American in Aundrae Alli-
son, originally from Kannapolis,
NC. Allison originally committed
to North Carolina, but failed to
make the grades. He is already
enrolled and will participate
in spring practice. He will give
the Pirates the deep threat that
lacked at the end ot the season.
Kyle Johnson is another speed
demon with good hands as he
was clocked at a 4.43 in the 40-
yard dash. Alex Taylor has the
most potential out of anyone
in the receiving corps. He grew
up a basketball player but was
convinced to come out his senior
year. With his 6-foot, 4-inch
frame, he will be counted on to
catch the fade route.
Grade: B
Offensive Lineman
"Stephen lleis OL, 6-5, 275
(Anderson HSI Cincinnati, OH)
'Terrame lawpbell, 01, 6-5,
308 (I'ltrnell Sweat, Maxton, NC)
'Jonathan Battle, OG, 6-2, 301
(Lovejoy HS Lovejoy, da.)
'Bryan Gibson, OL, 6-3, 259
iFairfield HSI FairfteUI. tMo)
'Larry Lease, OL, 6-2, 257
(North fort Myers HS, North Fort
Myers, Flu.)
Holtz' staff used their Illinois
connections in stealing away
Stephen lleis from the Illini. The
two-year starter has a body ready
for Division 1-A football, which is
a rarity among the Pirates' beef
up front. Campbell also shares
the body for big time college
football coming into his true
freshman season.
Jonathan Battle, Bryan Gibson
and Larry Lease were all late signees
who will need to grow before they
are ready to play. Battle has the
potential to be a very good guard
later in his career. Gibson and Lease
will undoubtedly be redshirtcd.
Debatably the weakest posi-
tion in 2004 combined with huge
guardjoel Renaud transferring, the
Pirates failed to get better quickly.
I loltz will have to rely on younger
smaller players to fill positions
voided by graduation. A junior col-
lege lineman would have helped
provide experience and depth.
Grade: B-
Dcfensivc Lineman
'IT McCoy, DE, 6-4, 24S
(Seventy-First HSFayettcville, N )
'lay Ross, DL, 6-3, 267 (New
Hanover HS Wilmington, NC)
BothJ.T. McCoy and Jay Ross
are low-key signees that most
other schools passed over. How-
ever, both have very good height
and are bigger than most of the
defensive lineman of a year ago.
McCoy can be utilized similar to
how Richard Koonce was played
last year - a smallish defensive
lineman that can access his speed.
Because John Thompson
signed so many defensive line-
men over the last two years, the
position has a lot of untapped
talent. If Holtz can buy a year
with his current younger players
McCoy and Ross can contribute
in 2006.
Grade: C
'Scotty Robinson, ()LB, 6-4,20S
lbs. (Salisbury HSI Salisbury, NC)
C.I. Wilson, LB, 6-3, 220 lbs.
(Ndrthside HSl'inetown, NC)
C.J. Wilson is intriguing
because of his size. He has the
ability to become a very good
middle linebacker If he packs
on some pounds. However, in
the video clips, he certainly has
the nastiness and tenacity to
play linebacker. Wilson did not
receive much attention because
he went to such a small high
school. Wilson is the only player
in question to qualify academi-
cally. A stop by a prep school is
not out of the question.
Scotty Robinson wasa very late
signee. Like many of the recruits,
he has very good height, but will
need to gain weight before hesees
the field. Look for him to redshirt.
It is the second year in a row
that the linebacker position has
almost been ignored. A large line-
backer is desperately needed to
plug holes because players such as
Chris Moore and Jamar Flournoy
are extremely undersized.
Grade: C
"leremy Chambliss, S, 6-1,200
(Douglass HSAttanta, CM
"Chris Mattocks, S 6-0, 180,
4.S-40(NewBern HSNewBern, NC)
"Van Eskrutge, DB, 6-1, 190
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other position on the field. Chris
Mattocks suffered an injury that
caused most schools to shy away
from him. However, he just beat
New Bern teammate Montario
Hardesty in a track meet a week
ago. Mattocks isn't afraid to pack
some wood on people either.
Eskridge played in the Shrine
Bowl, which is a high honor for
NC athletes. At 6-foot, 1-inch,
he has the height to match up
against taller receivers. He is a
speedster who was a great late
pickup. Chambliss will probably
move to linebacker as he contin-
ues to work out. If he maintains
his current speed, he could be a
force in years to come.
Holtz addressed his need for
a lockdown corner and physical
safeties, something lacking from
recent memory for ECU.
Grade: A
"Terrell Hudgins, ATHQB,
6-3, 20S (Rocky Mount HSRocky
Mount, NC)
lerek Hewitt, ATH, S-ll, 184
(West Brunswick HS. Shallotte, NC)
Terrell Hudgins can play
multiple positions on the field
because of his athleticism. He
played quarterback for Rocky
Mount in a veer offensive forma-
tion, which lead to him carrying
the ball quite often. Hudgins is
willing to play wherever he is
needed, which is a great asset to
the coaching staff. 1 le will prob-
ably end up at linebacker after
redshirting a year. Hewitt is a
late signee with blazing speed.
Hewitt will be able compete for
the return specialists job and
will most likely be played at a
cornerback position.
Holtz needs players that are
willing to do anything to help
the team win. Both of these guys
are more than willing to do that
despite not knowing theirposition.
Grade: It
'Robert Lee, K, S-10, 190,
(Trinity Valley Community
CollegeAthens, TX)
Robert Lee will take the posi-
tion created by the graduation
of Cameron Broadwell. Lee is a
junior college All-American from
Texas. Special teams coordina-
tor Greg McMahon will not be
sweating bullets when it comes
to placekicking in 2005 because
of Lee's reliability.
Grade: A
Roster Additions
Marcus Hands, DE 6-6 245
lbs. (Hargrave Military Academy
Chatham, VA)
Brandon Setzer, DE 6-5 275
lbs. (Hargrave Military Academy)
Quentin Cotton, LB, 6-4,
21S (Glenn HSKernersville, NC)
"Mike Williams, OL 6-3 263
(Boone HSOrlando, Fla)
"lJMillbrimk, CB 5-9181 4.47-
40 (Monsignor Pace HSMiami, FL)
The most confusing part of
the recruiting process takes place
in the five players not listed as
signees. All four of the players
graduated high school in 2003
and have taken different paths
to Greenville. However, these five
players are the most talented and
will make the biggest splash.
Mike Williams is from the
same high school as punter Ryan
Dougherty. Williams is a gray-
shirt, which means he sat out the
fall semester. He waited to enroll
in the spring and now is free to
practice with the team.
Brandon Setzer originally
committed to NC State a year ago
before he was deemed academi-
cally Ineligible. Setzer was granted
his eligibility and can participate
in spring drills and practice. Setzer
will see plenty of field in 200S.
Marcus Hands, Quentin
Cotton and JJ Millbrook are not
yet affiliated with the team. How-
ever, all are enrolled and are wait-
ing to be granted their eligibility.
If they all qualify, they will be
able to participate with the team
in the fall. Hands and Cotton are
certain starters while Millbrook is
similar to Travis Williams.
All five players are the works
of the former coach, but it is these
players that Holtz desperately
need. If all of these players grace
the field in 2005, look out because
Holtz did one heck of a job.
Grade: A (if all players
become eligible)
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeas tcarolinian. com.
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Super Bowl XXXIX: Dynasty or Destiny?
Defending champs enter Super Sunday
favored by seven points over Eagles
Another year, another Super Bowl. Doesn't it seem like
we've been here before? With Belicheck, Brady, Vinatieri
and rings for the whole Patriot gang? So many similari-
ties from 2004.
I lowever, 2005 certainly brings stark contrasts.
For starters, New England is an even better team
than those who won Super Bowl XXXVI and XXXVIII.
Experience, a squad that hasn't lost a face since 2001
and a guy named Corey Dillon have improved a team
that has a chance to become a rare modern-day dynasty.
Secondly, a championship-stricken and ill-fated Phila-
delphia has finally made it back to a title game in one of
the four major sports. The last time the city of Brotherly
Love won a championship in one of the four majors was
when Julius Erving led the 76ers to an NBA title in 1983.
The last time Philly played on Super Bowl Sunday was in
1981 when the Oakland Raiders waxed the Eagles, 27-10
in Super Bowl XV. The last time they won an NFL title
1960, 16 years before Donovan McNabb was born.
This kind of unfortunate sports history has Philadel-
phia thinking it's time to do their best impression of the
Boston Red Sox. Destiny is the word de'jour in Philly this
past season and you can hear it on the lips of every fan
now more than ever.
But is Philly faith enough to overcome a team with
an undefeated playoff quarterback and a head coach with
just one loss in the postseason? Here's the low down on
the big game.
Newcomer Corey Dillon has finally given the Pats a
true running threat and piled up more than 1,600 yards
this past season. Hls'ptinishing running style helped
New England combine for 61 points in their two playoff
games against the Colts and Steelers. The Pats put up a
blistering 41 points against a Pittsburgh defense that
allowed an average of just 16 points per game in the
regular season.
The Eagles have produced similar results but against
two teams that perhaps didn't belong in the playoffs to
begin with. Philly scored a combined 54 points against
the Vikings and Falcons. The Vikings backed into the
playoffs after losing their final game of the season to the
lowly Redskins while the Falcons stumbled to a 13-win
record and NFC South division title.
It is no mystery why the Patriots do so well on offense.
Tom Brady, Charlie Weis, three physical wide receivers, a
stud running back and a great offensive line make up the
most efficient offense in the NFL. New England's offensive
line is certainly adept to picking up the blitz, which is a
necessity for a team that wants to beat the Eagles.
What will help the Pats on offense is how Brady and
the O-line interact as far as pass protection. Philadelphia
was able to hound Michael Vick all afternoon in the NFC
championship because Vick's running preference plays
into the Eagles' plans. Jevon Kearse is so fast on the end
and Philadelphia's inside blitzes are so effective that
it pushed Vick to the outside, a place he is more than
comfortable running to but a place where he consistently
met up with Kearse.
Brady is a completely different quarterback. He isn't
nearly as mobile as Vick (that's a massive understatement)
but his ability to feel pressure and step up in the pocket
is second to none. Belicheck and Weis knowthis and will
prepare accordingly. Expect the Patriots to come out in
sets with a tight end in the mix on almost every down
to push Kearse farther outside on the line of scrimmage.
Keeping Dillon in the backfield as a blocker to contain
Kearse or pick up the blitz won't hurt New England
because he isn't a back who they look to receive out of the
backfield - that distinction goes to fullback Patrick Pass
(28 receptions, 215 yards in regular season play).
The key to Philly's success is the blitz but they won't
be able to execute as well against the Patriots. Look for
the Pats to do what they do best Sunday - control the ball,
pound Dillon, dink and dunk their way down the field
and go for the jugular when the time comes.
On the flip-side, McNabb is unlike any quarterback
the Patriots have seen this season. His quickness and abil-
ity to move outside the pocket could give the Patriots a
fit. Also, don't look for McNabb to make many mistakes
throwing the ball. His accuracy has improved exponen-
tially over the last couple of years, particularly in 2004-
2005 as he threw 31 touchdowns as opposed to only eight
interceptions during the regular season.
However, McNabb is susceptible to pressure and can
be rattled. We saw in last year's AFC championship a
few good shots on number five can do a lot of damage.
McNabb cannot hold onto the ball well and will have to
distribute the ball around the field in order to establish
any offensive rhythm on this Patriots defense. If he relies
on Freddie Mitchell, Todd Pinkston and Greg Lewis only,
Philadelphia will be in a lot of trouble.
McNabb's right hand man will be Michael Westbrook,
a shifty, versatile and explosive offensive threat. West-
brook can do it all. You can put him in the backfield, the
slot, split him out wide, use him as a pass protector or
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FEB. 6, 2005 � 6:30 p.m. � FOX � Ch. 2
Avoiding offense: Toned-down Super Bowl ads likely
this year, but few will give exact plans for commercials
(AP) NEW YORK � As in years
past, many Super Bowl advertisers
are guarding the secrecy of their
30-second spots. Even so, one thing
seems certain: Gas-passing horses
and accidental bikini wax treat-
ments will be nowhere in sight.
Just ask advertising executive
Jeff (ioodby, whose firm created
the Budweiser spot last year in
which a draft horse spoiled a
romantic evening for a young
couple riding in a hansom cab.
"This year, I think most adver-
tisers are going to be incredibly
well-behaved Cioodby said.
That ad and others aired
during last year's game caused
concern in some quarters that
advertisers had gone too far in
using ribald humor to grab the
attention of the young, male
audiences that marketers try so
desperately hard to reach.
(joodby said advertisers are
much more cautious this year.
"Everybody knows where the
line is, and I don't think it will be
crossed he said. "It's implicit in
the process that you're not going to
get your client in trouble this year
Fox, which is broadcasting
the Feb. 6 game, is asking $2.4
million for each half-minute ad
this year, up slightly from last
year's $2.3 million rate. Fox said
it has sold about 95 percent of the
ad space this year.
Most advertisers are keeping
their spots under lock and key,
hoping to create a sense of antici-
pation and mystery. That tactic
worked wonders a generation ago
for Apple Computer Inc when
it introduced the Macintosh
computer during the 1984 Super
Bowl with an Iconic ad featur-
ing a runner hurling a sledge
hammer against a giant image of
Big Brother.
Anheuser-Busch, which again
will be a top Super Bowl adver-
tiser, purchased 10 of the 30-
second commercial spots, but
isn't saying what it plans to do.
It also will have what's known as
"category exclusivity meaning
that competing ads from Coors,
Miller and other beer makers will
be shut out.
Volvo, a first-time Super Bowl
advertiser, will only say it put
together a spot for its new V-8
sports utility vehicle.
Super price for a Super Bowl ad
The average cost of a 30-second commercial slot on television's
annual top-rated broadcast has increased again this year.
Average price for a 30-second
2 5 million
$2.4 million
in 2005
Number of viewers
100 million 89.8 in 2004
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send him deep down field. For Philly to put points
on the board, McNabb and Westbrook will have
to make at least three big plays, all resulting in or
leading to points.
When it comes down to it, this game is going
to be about ball control and who makes the fewest
mistakes. Without Terrell Owens, McNabb and Brian
Westbrook will have the offense on their shoulders
and cannot afford to waste possessions by turn-
ing the ball over. Consider also the Patriots faced
Philadelphia last season and won convincingly with
essentially the same team as they have this year.
New England has to keep their offense on the
field and hold the ball for six to eight minutes
at a time in order to slow down Philadelphia's
blitz-happy defense. The Patriots have been here
and done this time and time again against better
teams than the F.agles.
Advantage - Patriots
There is no question the old saying is true
- defense wins championships. Super Bowl XXXIX
will feature two of the best and most physicals
defenses in the NFL.
In the beginning of the season, the Eagles
had questions in the secondary with youths l.ito
Shepard, Roderick Hood and Sheldon Brown taking
over the corner positions while New England
boasted IV Law, F.ugene Wilson and Asante Samuel.
As the season progressed however, the three
Eagles proved to be excellent defenders as Shepard
made the Pro Bowl along with safeties Michael
Lewis and Brian Dawkins whereas Ty Law and
other Patriot defensive backs went down with
Injuries. Both units have done well throughout the
season and have relied on their veteran leadership.
Ninth year veteran Brian Dawklns is the hard-hit-
ting anchor for the F.agles and has waited his entire
career for a shot at the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Rodney Harrison, an even more physical version of
Dawkins, led the Pats'patchwork defensive backfield.
Philly's corners and safeties will be tested much
more than New England's but their physical play
will allow ihem to match up well with Patriot
receivers David Ciivens, Deion Branch and David
Patten. However, Bethel Johnson will test the Eagles'
coverage down the field, ar he is the speedster in
the Patriots' wide receiving corps. If Brady has time
in the pocket at all, it will be a touch test for the
Eagles' secondary because they're in a lose-lose
situation. They cannot protect for the deep ball
and allow Brady to throw the short five to seven
yard routes because the offense will settle into the
rhythm they work out of besi. However, if they're
too aggressive, Johnson and even Branch have the
deep play ability to burn Philadelphia. Hence, the
key to success will be the front seven.
Both teams boast what may be hands down
the best front seven combinations in the league.
Kearse is a terror on the Eagle's defensive line
while Jeremiah Trotter backs him up at the middle
linebacker position. This is a defense built to
harry opposing quarterbacks and get upfield in
a hurry. They finished the 2005 regular season
with 47 sacks, good for second in the NFL.
Defensive coordinator Jim Johnson won't hold back
from attempting to put an enormous amount of
pressure on the Pats' offense. Look for the Eagles to
rush at least five to six every single defensive down
of the game, particularly through the middle of the
New England offensive line.
The Eagles may have an easier time stopping
Dillon than stopping Brady and the passing game,
which is like saying it may be easier for you to break
iron rather than steel. However, if they can get in
Brady's face and not allow him to step into that
pocket he's good passing out of, It will go a long way
in disrupting the Patriots offensive rhythm.
As far as defensive personnel goes. New England
is very different from Philly up front. You won't see
Romeo Crenell blitz every down but he is a master
of disguise when he does decide to send a few extra
rushers. The Pats' do a lot of zone blitzing. They will
let guys like Willie McCiinest and Roman I'hiefer
create pressure In the backfield and then drop ath-
letic defensive linemen like Richard Seymour and
Jarvls Cireen into coverage. While McNabb is a smart
quarterback, New England's ability to pressure and
create confusion in an opposing backfield can rattle
the best of the best (i.e. Peyton Manning).
This is also a defense that moves laterally
extremely well, which will go far In the Patriots'
attempt to slow down Westbrook. Philadelphia
likes to run Westbrook in the guard-tackle pocket
and on t he outsldes where he can use his speed and
Sunday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. EST on FOX
An Eagles victory would
be their first in a Super
Bowl and Philly's first
NFL title since 1960.
Eagles (Playoff statistics in parentheses) Patriots
351.1(360.5) YDSavg. (323.5)357.6
102.4(132.5)Rushing avg.(168.0)133.4
248.7 (228.0)Pass avg.(155.5)224.3
iaiffio)Penalties(6) 101
28:26 (30:25)Poss. time avg.(33:06) 31:22
,44 (6)Touchdowns(7)49
2732 (44)Field goalsFGA(44)3133j
New England seeks a third
Super Bowl championship
in four years.
386 (54)
Points scored
260 (24) Points allowed(30) 260
319.7 (293.5) Opp. yards avg.(332.0)310.8
118.9 (98.0) Opp. rush avg.(104.5)98.3
200.8 (195.5) Opp. passing avg.(227.5)212.5
17 (3) Interceptions(4)20
47 (7) Sacks(2)45
Opp. touchdowns
elusiveness to get down field. However, he will be
facing a defense that tackles and moves to the ball
better than any 11-man unit in the league.
Advantage - Patriots
Is anyone better at scheming for an opponent
than Belicheck? If there is, for my money, it's Andy
Reld. While Belicheck and Wels Crenell get all the
attention, many folks forget about Reid. The man
has been to the NFC Championship four times
in the past four years and has finally made it to
the big game. He's very much built from the same
mold as Belicheck - simple, very smart, an excellent
planner and motivational enough. The key is his
guys buy into his system, just like the Patriots buy
Into Belicheck. Oh yes, he's also 10-0 when he's had
two weeks to prepare for an opponent.
As for Belicheck and Company, is there
anything left to say? He's 9-1 as a head coach in the
playoffs and has a brilliant staff. The only advantage
he may have over Reld is that he's been here before
(and he has more offensive talent on his team).
Advantage - Push
The number one X-factor in every Super Howl is
the pressure of the game and two weeks preceding
the championship. New England has dealt with this
twice in the last two years while Philadelphia has
just one major player on the roster who has been
In a Super Bowl (Kearse). The hoopla surrounding
Terrell Owens will only throw more gasoline onto
the fire for the Eagles. We've seen Donovan McNabb
already show his frustration about this during some
of press week, along with a few other players.
As far as the personnel, the single most
prominent X-factor is Troy Brown. If the Eagles
attack anyone on the Patriots side, it shouldn't be
Brown. This is a guy who has played wide receiver
his entire career and started playing cornerback
about 10 games through the season and proceeded
to shut down two of the best receivers in the leagut
two weeks ago (Reggie Wayne and Brandon Stokcly)
It's going to be very difficult for McNabb to find anj
open wide receivers Sunday without a healthy T.O
Advantage - Patriots
The Patriots are favored for the first time in theli
Super Bowl experience (seven points). They alway
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again and will come out on top once again. MVI
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Football evolved from the sports of soccer and
rugby. In fact, the first football game between
McGill University and Harvard looked pretty
much like a rugby game.
The National Football League was born in
1920 when the official league documents were
signed in a Hupmobile showroom in Canton,
Ohio, beginning a long and profitable relationship
between cars and professional football. In 1960,
the American Football League was bom.
In 1966, the AFL and NFL signed an agree-
ment for the two leagues to merge and begin play
as one league for the 1970 season. The following
year, the first AFL-NFL World Championship
Game � between the Green Bay Packers and the
Kansas City Chiefs � was played in Los Ange-
les. As the '70s dawned, the game commonly was
referred to as the Super Bowl.
Here goes:
Football is a game of territory and strategy.
The team with more points at the end of the game
wins. Twenty-two players are on the field at one
time � 11 per team.
An NFL game is made up of four 15-minute
quarters, plus a 15-minute sudden-death overtime
if the score is tied after regulation time. A 12-
minute halftime falls between the second and third
quarters. Each team is entitled to three timeouts
per half � and TV gets a few as well.
There are three "teams" within one football
1. Offense: Controls the movement of the ball
and attempts to score touchdowns (worth 6
points) by passing or running.
2. Defense: Attempts to stop the offense from
scoring by tackling runners, deflecting passes, in-
tercepting passes or causing fumbles.
3. Special Teams: A group of specialists who
take the field during kicking situations � punts,
field goals, extra points and kickoffs.
The offense attempts to score by passing or
running the ball to the end zone.
� Quarterback: Leader of the
team, high profile, initiates most
� Center: Lines up over the
football, in the center'of the offen-
sive line; snaps the ball to the
quarterback to begin each play.
� Guards: Each offensive team
has two guards who line up on each
side of the center.
� Tackles: Each offensive team
has two tackles who line up outside
the guards.
� Tight end: Lines up just outside
the tackle (close or tight).
� Wide receivers: Line up 10 to
15 yards wide of the offensive line; re-
ceive passes thrown by the quarter-
� Running backs: Line up behind the quar-
terback in the backfield; run with the ball, block
and receive passes from the quarterback.
The defense attempts to prevent scoring
opportunities by tackling offensive players
short of a first down or causing the of-
fense to lose control of the ball (called
� Defensive tackle: Lines up
on the defensive line; responsi-
ble for stopping the offensive
charge; either one or two de-
fensive tackles play depend-
ing on defensive formation.
� Defensive ends: Line
up on the defensive line; re-
sponsible for containing the
outside running game and for
rushing the quarterback; a
successful rush of the quarter-
back results in a sack; two de-
fensive ends play at all times.
� Linebackers: Line up 2
to 3 yards in back of the tack-
les and ends; responsible for
stopping the run and also for
covering receivers on passing
plays; occasionally rush the
quarterback (referred to as a blitz;
more on that later).
� Cornerbacks: Line up opposite wide re-
ceivers; responsible for covering receivers and
providing support in stopping the running game;
typically two cornerbacks play, depending on the
defensive and offensive formations.
� Safeties: Line up 8 to 10 yards from the line
of scrimmage; responsible for providing support
in pass coverage (essentially the safety net against
a long gain of yardage by the offense); typically
two safeties play, depending on the defensive and
offensive formations.
Another Super Bowl Sunday,
another chance to look stupid.
This year, take a time-out
before the party and read our
football primer. We guarantee
it'll make you feel like a pro.
Special teams are responsible for kicking a
ball or returning a kicked ball from the opponent,
and are frequently labeled kicking or receiving
� Kickoffs: Start the game; start the second
half; start play after team scores.
� Field-goal attempt: An effort by the offen-
sive special team to score 3 points by kicking the
ball between the uprights.
� Punt: An exchange of possession in which
the offensive team tries to pin the ball in the de-
fensive team's end of the field.
� Kick returns: After a kick or punt, the re-
ceiving team attempts to catch the ball and ad-
vance it as far as possible toward the opposite end
During the Fox broadcast (at 6 p.m. ET), you
might hear the announcers mention the
Lombardi Trophy. Awarded to the win-
ning team at game's end, it's $12,000
worth of sterling silver (7 pounds), 22
inches high, and made in Parsippany, N.J
by Tiffany & Co. It takes 72 hours to hand-
Pop quiz: The Lombardi Trophy is named for:
(a) Pete Rozelle, former commissioner of
the NFL.
(b) Joe Montana, ex-quarterback for the San
Francisco 49ers.
(c) Vince Lombardi, former coach of the Green
Bay Packers and Washington Redskins,
(d) William "Refrigerator" Perry, former defen-
sive lineman for the Chicago Bears.
Answer: (Duh)
The winners of the game will receive the
prized Super Bowl ring.
The NFL pays for about 150 rings at $5,000
each (plus adjustments for increas-
�es in gold and diamonds).
The league also graciously
coughs up money for pieces of
jewelry for the losing team. Each
, . piece of the losing team's jewelry
2003 ring cannot cost more man nah� the price
of the Super Bowl ring.
Fox is charging $2.4 million for a 30-second
commercial during the game. That's a lot of mon-
ey for one commercial, but with the huge audi-
ence � the NFL said 144.4 million people
watched last year's Super Bowl
� many advertisers consider
it a bargain.
Here are a few
other things
you could
have fun
$2.4 million
� 80,032 Elmo
Dancing Plush dolls
� 34,295 copies of
the "Star Wars Trilogy"
DVD collection.
� 9,638 iPod
minis from Apple
Most lucky fans who have tickets to this year's
game either got them through an NFL team or
were selected from the league's random drawing.
If you don't have a ticket but really want to see the
game in person, you might secure a ticket through
a scalper or ticket agency. Beware: Scalper and
agency tickets are pricey, often starting at $2,000
a pop. (Gulp!)
If you want tickets for Super Bowl XL in
2006, prepare to apply soon. Entries for the NFL's
drawing are accepted between Feb. 1 and June 1.
For more information, visit
Super Bowl XXXIX's
pregame and halftime enter-
tainment will feature a variety
of music. Pregame performers
include Alicia Keys (right),
the Black Eyed Peas and
country star Gretchen Wilson.
Paul McCartney will perform
the halftime show.
Some previous stars of
halftime shows: Janet Jackson (2004); Shania
Twain (2003); U2 (2002); Aerosmith and 'NSync
(2001); Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique
Iglesias and Toni Braxton (2000); Stevie Wonder,
Gloria Estefan and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Jacksonville, Fla is the site of this year's
game, marking the first time the city has been the
host. The game will be played in Alltel Stadium,
built in 1995.
Past hosts: New Orleans (9), Miami (8),
Pasadena, Calif. (5), Tampa, Fla. (3), Houston
(2), Los Angeles (2), Atlanta (2), Tempe, Ariz.
(1), Pontiac, Mich. (1), Minneapolis (1), San
Diego (3) and Stanford, Calif. (1).
Future sites:
� Super Bowl XL, Detroit, Feb. 5,2006
� Super Bowl XLI, Miami, 2007
� Super Bowl XLII, Glendale, Ariz 2008
� Sales of large-screen TVs increase
about five times during Super Bowl week,
according to the National Electronic Dealers
� Most Super Bowls generate at least100
million from merchandise bearing the Super
Bowl logo.
� Super Bowl weekend is the slowest of the
year for weddings.
No surprise here, but this is the top at-home
party event of the year, surpassing New Year's
Eve. Not only that. Super Bowl Sunday is the sec-
ond biggest day for food consumption behind
only Thanksgiving, according to the American
Institute of Food Distribution. Fans spend
more than $50 million on edibles during the
four days of the Super Bowl weekend
(Thursday through Sunday).
Typically, Americans go through:
� An estimated 14,500 tons of chips and
4,000 tons of popcorn.
� 8 million pounds of guacamole.
� About 3,312,000,000 bottles of
And, appropriately enough:
� Antacid sales increase 20
percent the next day.
� S ix percent of Americans will
call in sick.
Grab a beer (or a couple, and
down 'em with a beer helmet)
and shout out a few key phrases:
� Hail Mary (noun): Desperation
pass to the end zone in final sec-
onds of a half or the game. Use in a
sentence: "That pass reminded me
of Roger Staubach's 50-yard Hail
Mary in the Cowboys-Vikings
game in '75
� Red zone (noun): The area from the 20-
yard line to the goal. Use in a sentence: "Man,
those Giants score 99 percent of the time they get
in the red zone
� Blitz (noun): A sudden charge by a defensive
backfield player through a gap in the line in an ef-
fort to tackle the opposing quarterback. Use in a
sentence: "That blitz really killed that drive
(verb): to subject to a blitz: overwhelm or destroy.
"What this team needs is somebody who really
knows how to blitz � where's Ray Lewis when
you need himT'
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