The East Carolinian, February 15, 2005

Volume 80 Number 54
February 15, 2005
c,heJ�strty Roker reports weather from PCMH
club hosts
Belvoir Elementary held
experiments at ECU.
Students receive
hands-on experience
A group of fifth grade stu-
dents from Belvoir Elementary
School, located in northern Pitt
County, visited ECU Friday to
participate in a number of chem-
istry experiments.
Kyle Nichols, senior chemistry
major and president of the chem-
istry club, said the purpose of the
event was to expose students to
chemistry and the university
because few of the students
had any kind of background in
those areas. Their school does
not have access to any kind of
scientific equipment.
"Belvoir is really a needy
area said Nichols.
He said he hopes the day's
events may inspire them to fur-
ther pursue science.
"Hopefully they'll be inter-
ested in pursuing science in
their studies or maybe even as a
career Nichols said.
Nichols instructed the stu-
dents through an experiment
geared toward teaching the use
of the scientific method. In the
experiment, students took film
see CHEMISTRY page A2
Roker poses with medical resident Jessie Lieberman and his wife during his visit to Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
Today Show' comes to
surprise medical resident
Al Roker of the "Today Show" visited
Pitt County Memorial Hospital Monday
morning to broadcast the national weather.
There was also a surprise for a
local disabled medical resident, Jessie
Lieberman. The "Today Show which
broadcasts from New York, shot a seg-
ment dedicated to Lieberman with the
department of Internal medicine at ECU'S
Brody School of Medicine.
Crowds began to collect outside the
neonatal intensive care unit waiting
room at about 5:30 a.m. while WITN
local anchors were also there for the early
More people showed up as the hours
passed and there were approximately SO
people in attendance by 7:30 a.m. when
Roker gave his first national broadcast
surrounded by screaming fans with posters
and messages.
The "Today Show" featured Lieber-
man and his wife last November, as they
told their story of brave triumph. This
Valentine's Day, producers decided to
come back and surprise the Liebermans,
with a theme of everyday heroes.
Jessie was a third year medical student
at Wake Forest University when he fell
from a third story balcony and broke his
neck. The fall left him paralyzed from the
waist down and limited use in his arms and
hands. After two weeks in the hospital and
eight weeks in intense physical therapy, he
returned to school and managed to graduate.
He then married his girlfriend Michelle
and began his internship at Pitt County
Memorial Hospital, which he is scheduled
to complete by next year.
Jeannine Hutson, spokesperson for
the Brody School of Medicine attended
the event and spoke fondly of Lieberman.
"It is amazing that he was able to come
back and graduate with his class after
suffering from a paralyzing accident said
"He is still working toward his dream
of becoming a physician
"Today Show" producers along with
Pitt County Memorial Hospital staff
worked for two full days to make the sur-
prise a perfect one.
Anlssa Davenport, director of
marketing for Pitt County Memorial,
worked in making the event possible.
"We're so pleased to have the
opportunity to highlight the great story
of Jessie Lieberman. It stays true to our
mission in health care said Davenport.
Susan Worthy, a Greenville resident
was enthralled at the sight of Roker.
"This is just huge for Greenville. I love
the 'Today Show' and would have never
thought it would make its way down here
said Worthy.
Greenville residents were joined by
Petee the Pirate who made his entrance
along with some ECU cheerleaders dressed
in uniform and as always, full of spirit.
Inside the neonatal waiting room, one
half had been set up and decorated with red
and pink roses, balloons and hearts. This
was the area prepared for Lieberman's sur-
prise entrance and Roker's final broadcast.
The opposite half of the room was set up
for musical guest, Michael Buble.
Buble is a rising star from Toronto.
Many have said he is the next Frank
see TODAY page A2
Great Decisions event reveals
issues with global poverty
Alpha Pi sorority collected donations for cardiac health.
Alpha Phi hosts Heart
Throb charity event
Omoruyi lectured on global poverty during the weekly event.
Annual fundraiser
benefits cardiac care
Alpha Phi sorority raised
nearly $2,000 to benefit cardiac
care in its annual Heart Throb
fundraising event last week, in
which nine ECU fraternities and
local businesses participated.
In the Heart Throb fundrais-
ing event, Alpha Phi kidnapped
two fraternity men from nine
fraternities and held them hos-
tage in their house, where they
received pizza and other prizes
before they were bailed out by
their chapter presidents. During
the following week, a booth was
then set up in Wright Plaza with
donation jars for each organiza-
tion. Proceeds went to benefit
the Alpha Phi foundation, which
goes toward their sorority's phi-
lanthropy of cardiac care.
Alpha Phi also received dona-
tions from various businesses
throughout Greenville.
The goal of the event was to
raise money and raise awareness
for their philanthropy and the
seriousness of cardiac care. They
said they wanted to get Greek
life more involved in a friendly,
competitive way.
Professor calls for more
p Heart Throb aid to poor countries
Businesses that contributed:
Cold Stone
519 Club
Tan N Bed
Pizza Hut
Kamalii Style
The Cavern
Fraternities that participated:
Chi Phi
Delta Chi
Delta Sigma
Kappa Alpha
PI Kappa Alpha
PI Kappa Phi
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Theta Chi
Alpha Phi raised1,900 overall
and is still in the process of receiv-
ing donations from other sponsors.
Pi Kappa Alpha was ulti-
mately named the winning fra-
ternity, donating a total of J393.
Adam Sizemore, sophomore
see HEART page A2
Numerous ECU faculty and
students visited Rivers Audi-
torium Saturday to hear about
world poverty during the fourth
Great Decisions forum.
Poverty is an issue that affects
millions of people throughout
the world, but often does not get
the deserved attention.
"Here we are talking about a
quiet tsunami of poverty said
Leslie Omoruyi, assistant profes-
sor of political science.
Omoruyi attributed the pov-
erty pandemic to five problems
- hunger, lack of water, agricul-
ture, disease and a burden on
He said this is a subject
many people do not care about.
There are many different defini-
tions of poverty and the poorest
class of people in the United
States has it better than the
middle class in less developed
To put it into perspective,
he pointed out that one billion
people live off less than $1 per
day and 2.7 billion live off less
than $2 per day.
Omoruyi gave two reasons
why wealthy countries should
give more foreign aid. He said
it was the humanitarian thing
to do and it is in the interest
of national security. He quoted
Paul Wolfensola, president of the
World Bank, who gave a reason
for helping the poor, based on
"I have a collective respon-
sibility to uphold the principles
of human dignity, equality and
equity, at the global level said
As far as security is con-
cerned, extreme poverty is an
incubator for hatred and aggres-
sion according to Omoruyi. Not
to mention the fact that poor
countries hold a lot of minerals
that are important to western
Omoruyi thinks ending
global poverty is within our
"Never in the annals of
human history has such a great
cause required so little from so
rich Omoruyi said.
"We can do it if we make it
a priority
He said the problem is we
spend so little on foreign aid
compared to everything else.
The U.S. spends $6 billion on
basic health care for everyone,
whereas11 billion is spent on ice
cream in Europe and $17 billion
f Great
Next week Jim Chesnutt,
president and CEO of National
Spinning Corporation, is
expected to speak about the
topic of outsourcing jobs In the
fifth Great Decisions event
is spent on pet food in the U.S.
Omoruyi suggested appro-
priating less of the budget to
military in order to alleviate the
When an audience member
asked about the problems less
developed countries had with
corrupt governments, he said it
is an issue that must be addressed
before any economic develop-
ment can begin. The distinction
between bilateral and multilateral
aid is important to understand.
The U.S. gives bilateral aid to
different countries most of the
time. Omoruyi said the problem
with this is the resources are
controlled by elites who are self-
interested. Multilateral aid is aid
given to global agencies, like the
World Bank, that can distribute
resources based on needs.
Omoruyi is a Fulbright Scholar
to Nigeria and has seen, first
hand, the problems associated
with disease and corruption.
Last year, he returned to
Nigeria for the first time in years
and was astonished by the kinds
of diseases that existed there
- diseases that have been almost
completely vanquished in the
United States.
The knowledge to contain
diseases like malaria and AIDS
is there, but it is a question of
"I cannot divorce myself
from what is happening there
Omoruyi said.
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Tilove read excerpts from his
book about MLK streets.
on MLK
Event focused on naming
streets after King
The ECU Department of
Geography sponsored a lecture
at the Willis building, where
they unveiled a Martin Luther
King pamphlet and Jonathan
Tilove spoke.
Tilove is a race and immigra-
tion reporter and author of Along
Martin Luther King: Travels on
Black America's Main Streets. He
traveled from his home in Wash-
ington, D.C. to speak to a crowd
of approximately 50 people, rang-
ing from doctors to mothers to
grandfathers and students.
Tilove r,ead numerous excerpts
from his novel and discussed the
different interpretations of streets
named after MLK.
"For many whites, a street
name that says MLK tells them
they are lost. For blacks, seeing
a street name that says MLK tells
them they are found said Tilove.
Tilove discussed the issue of
the naming of streets and spoke of
his travels throughout the country,
where he looked and researched
every MLK street he could find.
"Every King street tells a
story Tilove said.
He also spoke of the way
some white Americans perceive
MLK streets as they are seen by
many as marking the "bad" side
of town.
Tilove has been on these
streets and has experienced the
life of each street. Though he
stated it would better honor MLK
if those who lived on the streets
would keep them looking worthy
of having the name, he did not
speak down on the appearance.
He rather spoke highly of the
rich, loving history he found on
his travels down the MLK roads
of America.
"King streets guide two
strangers to the glory of his
people Tilove said.
Along with the readings,
there was another aspect of
Tilove's lecture.
A pamphlet was constructed
by ECU'S GeoClub with much
thought and appreciation for MLK.
Derek H. Alderman, assistant
professor of geography, expressed
his interest in the subject.
"The pamphlet presents some
interesting data on MLK street-
naming as a national movement,
the politics of getting King's name
on a street and even a comparison
of Greenville's street versus the
one in New Bern said Alderman.
Alderman said more than
10,000 copies of the pamphlet
will be distributed to the local
area and national civil rights
organizations, such as the King
Center and civil rights museums
across the country.
The GeoClub, along with the
ECU Student Government Associa-
tion, covered all expenses of print-
ing and producing the pamphlet.
Mustafa Nizami, senior spe-
cial education major, enjoyed
the event.
"I thought it was great. As far
as community awareness, it defi-
nitely helps. We can always use
more of that said Nizami.
This event is one of several
activities being held in honor of
Black History Month.
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NICK HENNE News Editor KRISTIN DAY Assistant News Editor
TUESDAY February 15, 2005
Campus News News Briefs
In the Feb. 10 edition of features,
we published a photo of dogs
nosing a box of chocolates. It is
important to note to our readers
that TEC does not endorse
feeding your dogs chocolate - it
can be extremely unhealthy for
them. We also must stress that no
dogs were harmed In the taking
of the photo.
This week is Sexual
Responsibility Week at ECU
The ECU Healthy Pirates
and Wellness Education are
sponsoring Abstinence and
Contraception Education Feb.
15 at Wright Plaza from 11 am
-1 p.m.
Tsunami Relief
The College Democrats will
collect $1 donations all week at
Wright Plaza.
Pacemaker Contest
Tuesday by 5 p.m. is the final
deadline to enter the Online
Pacemaker contest. The contest
is open to college publications
with a Web site. Don't miss your
chance to have your publication
judged against the best of the
best. Enter the contest online at
Dialogue on Diversity
Chandra Cerutti will present
"Race, Culture and Ethnicity:
What's the Difference?" Feb. 15
at 6 p.m. In the Ledonla Wright
Cultural Center.
VM Raffle Winners
The raffle winners from this
weekend's performance of The
Vagina Monologues should be
posted on their Web site by
Wednesday. Visit ecu.eduwost
event.html to see who won.
Spring Career Fairs
The first of many career fairs
will be held Feb. 16 from 10
am - 2 p.m. in the Science and
Technology Building. This fair will
include information for careers
in industrial technology and
computer science. These career
fairs are provided by Student
Professional Development. For
additional Information, visit ecu.
edue3careers or call 328-6050.
Chill Bowl Sale
The school of art and design's
ceramics guild is sponsoring a
Chili Bowl Sale Feb. 16 from 11
am. - 5 p.m. in Jenkins Fine Arts
Center lobby.
Gamma Beta Phi
The Gamma Beta Phi honor
fraternity will hold Its second
meeting of the semester Feb. 16
at 5:30 p.m. In 1031 Bate. Dues are
to be paid at this meeting.
Slam Poetry Jam
The Spectrum and Cultural
Awareness Committees are
sponsoring the Slam Poetry Jam
In the Pirate Underground Feb.
17 at 8 p.m.
A Tribute to Motown
The school of music will host
a concert honoring Motown
artists Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. In Wright
Auditorium. Carroll V. Dashiell.
Jr. will be the director for the
evening. Call 328-6851 for more
Symphonic Concert
The ECU Symphonic Band is
performing Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. in the
Wright Auditorium. Chris Knighten
will be conducting for the night.
This event is free.
ACSS Workshop
Adult and Commuter Student
Services and Janie Sowers, clinical
director of child development and
family relations, will present a
series of workshops designed
to help students keep a healthy
relationship with their significant
other while balancing school, work
and a family. These workshops
beginning Feb. 18 will cover
topics Including money, roles in a
relationship, sex, children, fun and
relaxation. All workshops will be
held in 212 Mendenhall from 12
-1:30 p.m. For more information,
please call 328-6881.
Salsa Dance
The ECU Folk and Country
Dancers are sponsoring a
salsa dance Feb. 18 at the Willis
Building downtown. Students
can be admitted for S3, FASG
members fof $5 and the general
public for $8
UNC board freezes in-state
undergraduate tuition for year
WILMINGTON, NC - State university
leaders agreed Friday to freeze in-
state undergraduate tuition rates
for the next year after deciding that
students couldn't afford another hike.
The University of North Carolina
Board of Governors also agreed to
defer action on tuition for out-of-state
students and graduate students
until March, when It will also review
proposed increases in student fees.
Fourteen of the state's 16 public
universities asked the board for
tuition increases $200 - 300 a year.
The North Carolina School of the
Arts made no request, while NC
A&T State University Chancellor
James Rennick withdrew his school's
request Thursday.
Administrators say they need
money for pay raises, graduate
student support, more classes,
smaller classes, library materials,
financial aid for needy students and
other priorities.
But the members of the board of
governors decided they didn't want
to Increase costs again, just a year
after they approved tuition hikes at
all schools ranging last year from
�225 - 450.
"The presentations by the
campuses offered compelling
arguments. There was no question
that the campuses needed additional
resources, but they were trying to
balance that need with the need to
keep the campuses affordable said
JonI Worthington, a spokeswoman
for the UNC system.
Wake Forest, competitor
tussle over ownership rights
RALEIGH, NC - Wake Forest
University and a commercial
competitor are battling over who
owns an invention that speeds
the healing of wounds and has
helped the university earn millions in
research-related profits.
Wake Forest made $34 million
in patent-related profits last year
from the procedure for hard-to-heal
wounds and is battling to shut down a
competitor that it says closely copies
its technology.
The competitor, in turn, accused
Wake Forest and its business partner
of trying to establish a monopoly and
has asked a federal court to invalidate
Wake Forest's patents.
Such disputes aren't unusual.
"The minute you have a success, you
need to be ready for this sort of thing
said Marc Crowell, UNC-Chapel Hill
vice chancellor and new president of
a national association of intellectual
property managers at universities,
research institutes and other outfits.
At Issue, and the source of most of
Wake Forest's record profits, is the
Vacuum Assisted Closure System.
Invented by two professors on the
Winston-Salem campus in 1990,
the invention improved treatment of
bums, surgery incisions, diabetes
lesions and bedsores.
Before the legal wrangling, Wake
Forest officials spoke freely about
the VAC, as the system and device
are known.
Colleges making
health Insurance mandatory
TOLEDO, Ohio - A growing number
of public universities are requiring
that students have health insurance
before they step into the classroom, a
move aimed at saving the uninsured
from huge bills and college hospitals
from getting stuck with the cost.
Most public universities still leave the
decision up to students, who can buy
into a school's student health care
plan or obtain their own insurance.
However, surveys from insurers and
schools indicate that anywhere from
10 percent to 30 percent do not have
insurance. Most are still covered
under their parents' plans.
College officials also are finding
that some students are forced to
drop out when faced with the
medical expenses.
"What makes it a tough decision is
the potential added costs said Jim
Mitchell, director of student health
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Talks on who would
get what in Iraq's newly-
elected National Assembly were
underway even before the
final results came in, but the
clergy-backed Shiites, whose
winning margin was less
than what they expected, may
now have to compromise more
than anticipated.
With barely 50 percent
of the final vote in the 275-
member National Assembly,
the United Iraqi Alliance will
not have control over the
assembly, leading to specu-
lation it may soon form a
coalition with the independence-
minded Kurds who won 26 per-
cent of the vote. A two-thirds
majority is needed to control
the legislature.
Abdel-Aziz al-Hakim,
the Shiite ticket's leader, was
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meeting with political allies at
his office Monday afternoon,
associates said.
Al-Hakim, who lost 19 family
members to Saddam Hussein's
executioners, sat and wept as he
heard the results on Sunday. He
later told Iraqi television of the
need for cooperation with disen-
chanted Sunnis already alienated
in postwar Iraq.
"We believe In the
need for participation and will
seek harmony among all seg-
ments of the Iraqi people he told
Iraqi television.
The election results high-
lighted the sharp differences
among Iraq's ethnic, religious and
cultural groups - many of whom
fear domination not just by the
Shiites, estimated at 60 percent
of the population, but also by the
Kurds, the most pro-American
group with about 15 percent.
senices at Montana State University,
which has required Insurance
for nearly 20 years. "But there's
compelling reasons to do It"
More schools have started
mandating the coverage in the past
four years. Hospitals no longer absorb
the costs because of Increasing
health care expenses.
The University of Connecticut,
Ohio State University and all 10
schools within the University of
California system now require health
insurance. The University of Utah is
looking into It.
Others, including Old Dominion, Kent
State University and South Dakota's
board of regents, have decided
against the idea.
Police say Oregon man
solicited suicides over Internet
PORTLAND, Ore. - In an Internet
chat room, a man reached out to
more than two dozen emotionally
fragile women, but prosecutors
say he wasn't looking for dates.
Instead, he allegedly tried to
persuade them to end their lives on
the day love is celebrated.
Gerald Krein, 26, is charged with
solicitation to commit murder for
organizing a mass suicide on
Valentine's Day, possibly while the
female participants were all logged
online at the same time, said Klamath
County Sheriff Tim Evlnger.
Prosecutors were expected to add an
attempted manslaughter charge on
Monday, when they were expected to
take the case to a grand jury.
"The common theme Is that these
were women who were vulnerable,
who were depressed said Evlnger.
"He invited them to engage in certain
sexual acts with him - and then they
were to hang themselves naked from
a beam in his house
Combing through old chat room
records, investigators discovered
that Krein had been trying to entice
women across North America to
commit suicide as far back as 2000,
Evinger said. Krein told Investigators
he had been In touch with 31 women,
authorities said.
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finance and marketing major and
member of Pi Kappa Alpha, said he
feels cardiac care is a good cause.
He has diabetes and said heart dis-
ease is a major threat to diabetics.
"It's great to see funding
going toward something that
helps me out as well as everyone
else said Sizemore.
Healso said it felt good to be the
victorious fraternity of the event.
"It's good getting the Greek
community out here in a positive
light Sizemore said.
Scott Poag, junior hospital-
ity management and marketing
major and member of Pi Kappa
Alpha fraternity, said he had fun
and supported the event.
"We think it's a very worth-
while cause, and we believe in sup-
porting other Greek organizations
in their charity events said Poag.
"It's a great event, Alpha Phi
does a great job in putting the
event on and makes community
service fun while at the same
time doing something good
Poag added he thinks cardiac
research is a very important cause
to raise money.
They picked the guys up and
entertained them at their house
with refreshments and then had
the whole week long competition.
Deena said from what she has
heard from other Alpha Phi sisters,
this year was one of the most suc-
cessful years with participation.
She said the event shows the
Greek community is not all about
the social life, but concentrates
on supporting their philanthro-
pies and doing good deeds. She
said she would like to thank all
of the fraternities and businesses
that were involved for their
support, involvement and good
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County Prosecutor Ed Caleb said
no one knows for sure whether
Krein intended to bring participants
to his home or conduct the suicide
over the Internet. Because Krein was
living in a mobile home while
organizing the suicide, the idea of
hanging bodies from beams may
Indicate the idea was a fantasy.
"Because he lived in a mobile home,
it's clear that he was either engaging
in some kind of fantasy. Or else that he
planned for It to happen somewhere
else said Caleb on Sunday.
No deaths had been found that
were linked to Krein, the sheriff
said. However, he said he would
not be surprised If someone had
killed herself as a result of Krein's
alleged activities.
National strike hits Togo
capital, police patrol In riot gear
LOME, Togo - Police In riot gear
faced off with crowds who blocked
roads and Intimidated residents
Monday during a general strike to
protest the army's installation of Faure
Gnasslngbe to succeed his late father
as president.
Businesses shut down in response
to the strike call and the tension that
has been growing since President
Gnassingbe Eyadema died of a
heart attack Feb. 5 after 38 years of
oppressive rule. His son has defied
International and domestic calls to
step down.
A spokesman for Nigerian President
Olusegun Obasanjo, who heads
the 52-nation African Union, said
his country would do whatever was
needed to ensure peace in the region.
Obasanjo has spearheaded efforts
by West African leaders to pressure
Togo to reverse the Installation of
Gnassingbe as president.
"Whatever It takes to not only
protect the territoriality of our nation,
but also to ensure there's peace,
democracy and stability in the
West African sub-region, we
will do said Femi Fanl-Kayode, a
spokesman for Obasanjo.
The 15-nation Economic Community
of West African States, or ECOWAS,
demanded last week that Togo roll
back the constitutional changes that
legalized Gnassingbe's installation.
South Korea says It's too early to
declare North Korea a 'nuclear state'
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's
point man on the North cautioned
Monday that it would be premature
to declare North Korea a nuclear
power despite Its claim to having
atomic weapons.
Unification Minister Chung
Dong-young noted North Korea has
yet to conduct a nuclear test, unlike
other nuclear powers such as India
and Pakistan.
"I believe It is early for us to call the
North a nuclear state when it has not
been independently confirmed, Chung
said In a speech to parliament.
The secretive communist nation
announced Thursday that it has
built nuclear weapons and was
staying away from international
disarmament talks.
The claim dramatically raised
tensions in the two-year standoff
over the North's nuclear ambitions.
He said even senior U.S. officials who
have pushed for a hard line on North
Korea have said it's not clear if North
Korea really has such arms.
Chung, the South's point man on
Pyongyang, rioted Korea has said it
has atomic weapons at least 10 times
since 2003.
"It's definite that North Korea
possesses 10 to 14 kilograms of
piutonium that can make one or
two nuclear weapons he said.
However, he said there was no
"conclusive evidence that North Korea
made piutonium bombs" with the
material, but that other countries
suspect North Korea has one or two
nuclear bombs.
Chung urged North Korea to embrace
the spirit of denuclearization, saying
it will "be difficult for North Korea to
become a trusted member of the
international community if it holds
and develops nuclear weapons
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canisters, filled them with dif-
ferent amounts of water and put
an Alka Seltzer tablet in them
before putting the top on. The
Alka Seltzer would then have a
chemical reaction with the water,
making the lid fly off.
Students reacted positively
toward the experiment.
"It was pretty interesting
said Michael Gibson.
"The second time it the lid
popped harder and farther
Following the first experi-
ment, the students participated
in a glass blowing demonstration.
Joseph Walas, scientific glass
blower of ECU, instructed them
on how to effectively blow glass
and make different types of
chemistry lab equipment by con-
necting pieces of melted glass.
He applied the blowtorch to the
spinning glass and directed the
children when to blow into a tube
connected to the spinning glass.
He also presented them with dif-
ferent scenarios through the pro-
cess and allowed them a chance
to try to guess what to do.
Walas enjoyed participating in
the experiments with the children.
"I probably had just as much
fun, if not more so, than the
kids said Walas.
"You just watch the facial
expressions and just know-
ing that you exposed them to
another aspect of science that
they might not have otherwise
had a chance
He said any hands-on experi-
ence is priceless for students.
Students enjoyed this experi-
ment as well.
"It was a very unique experi-
ence. It was sort of hard yet fun
said Katelyn Mayo.
"It was science and I like sci-
ence very much
Following this demonstration,
they visited another professor's
office where they ran through
a variety of scientific activities
involving igniting flammable
materials and experimenting
with carbon dioxide.
Robert Hammond, chemistry
professor, said the events were
fun and allowed the students to
be interested in science through
participating in exciting things
rather than memorizing facts
and figures.
Following these activities, the
students were treated to a pizza
party before they departed.
Julie Howard, the classroom
teacher who took the children
to the events said she thought
they got a lot out of going to the
college. She said their school does
not have any kind of equipment
like they were exposed to.
Howard said many of them
were taking notes and were fas-
cinated by the activities.
This writer can be contacted at
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up their instruments around 6:30
a.m. The musical segment aired
directly after Buble serenaded
Lieberman and his wife with a
song of sweet love. The music
and setting moved a local man to
propose to his girlfriend of 10 years.
Roker said that Pitt County
Memorial Hospital should be
transformed into the hospital
of love, which was followed by a
joyous cheer from the crowd.
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TUESDAY February 15, 2005
Our View
UNC Board of Governors makes
decision in favor of students
On Friday, the University of North Carolina
Board of Governors decided not to increase
undergraduate tuition rates for the next school
year. This decision came after 14 out of the 16
schools in the UNC system, including ECU,
asked for increases as much as a $300 a
TEC couldn't be happier with the board's deci-
sion not to increase tuition. Many of us are still
feeling the effects of the last increase, only a
year ago.
Naturally, administrators aren't going to be
pleased with the board's decision. With an
institution growing as fast as ECU, money is
needed for pay raises, supporting the growing
number of faculty and other various items. We
understand the need for more money, but we
also understand that students need a break,
and we're glad the board finally saw that.
According to the Associated Press, Gover-
nor Mike Easley wrote to Brad Wilson, board
chairman, on Wednesday asking the board to
consider freezing in-state tuition.
"The system, and its campuses, cannot main-
tain the goodwill of the people while raising
tuition year after year without a long-term plan
in place that balances the need for additional ;
resources, the need to maximize efficiencies
and the need to keep college costs affordable
wrote Easley.
We wholeheartedly agree. A college educa-
tion is something that should be available to
those who wish to achieve, not simply those
who are able to afford it. An increase in tuition
would ultimately lead to an increase in stress for
those paying for a college education, as well as
increasing the amount of money loaned to stu-
dents - an amount that is already too high.
According to The Chronicle of Higher Educa-
tion, 64 percent of students attending public
four-year colleges receive loans and of them,
39 percent said their debt levels are so unman-
ageable that they absorb more than 8 percent
of their take-home pay. While a large debt is
unavoidable for many of us upon graduation,
this decision does help make a difference.
Thank you, Board of Governors, for recognizing
students' needs, if only for this year.
Our Staff
Amanda Q. Lingerfelt
Editor in Chief
Nick Henne Kristin Day
News Editor Asst. News Editor
Carolyn Scandura Kristin Murnane
Features Editor Asst Features Editor
Tony Zoppo Brandon Hughes
Sports Editor Asst. Sports Editor
Nina Coefleld Rachel Landen
Head Copy Editor Special Sections Editor
Tanesha Slstrunk Herb Sneed
Photo Editor Asst. Photo Editor
Alexander Marclnlak Dustln Jones
Web Editor
Opinion Columnist
Continuing the Social Security debate
Government program is
headed for a meltdown
Today's column is a continuation of
last week's concerning Social Security. I
do this only because entirely too many
people have asked me (1) if I was serious
about getting rid of Social Security, (2)
why would I want to change something
that isn't broke and (3) if I was some
kind of Nazi.
In light of these questions 1 felt
some clarification was needed. But first,
let's have a little history lesson.
Way back in 1935, when dinosaurs
roamed the earth wait, sorry 'bout
that. I temporarily slipped into my
teenage daughter's attitude. Let's try
this again.
In 193S, Congress and President
Franklin Delano Roosevelt passed the
Social Security Act into law. Initially,
Social Security was only to provide
"old age benefits" for workers and their
families. Disability and Medicare were
not added until later.
As it was set up, and still is today, the
employee's "contribution" is matched
by their employer. Did you know that?
When you get your next paycheck, see
how much money was taken out for
FICA, Medicare, etc. and realize that
your employer was forced to match
that amount. Then, multiply that by
however many employees there are.
And you wonder why you can't get a
raise. Anyway
To get people to agree to this idea,
the government promised that the tax
would never exceed 3 percent individu-
ally, 6 percent total. They lied.
The rate today, just for Social Secu-
rity, is 6.2 percent for the individual,
12.4 percent after the employer is
forced to pay. That does not include
Medicare "contributions
Social Security is a legal, illegal
venture by the government. It is a "pay
as you go" Ponzi pyramid scheme. The
people who pay in first get the most
benefits because the people who enter
the system later pay them. Those who
enter the system later though, when
there are fewer people and less money,
coming in, lose their money and get
no benefits.
People have been sent to jail for
years for doing in the private sector
what the government does everyday.
But this isn't the worst provision of
Social Security.
Social Security is not a trust fund.
There is no account where all the money
is kept for later use. The way the act is
written, once the current beneficiaries
are paid, any and all excess money is
"loaned" to the federal government to
use as they see fit. They are supposed
to pay the money back at a later date,
"as needed
Think about that for one minute.
Surplus Social Security payments
(your money) are loaned to the federal
government to spend on whatever
they want. Since 1980, these surpluses
have been running in the hundreds
of millions of dollars and more. Any-
body have any idea where the money
When the time comes to "pay
back" the money to Social Security to
cover benefits because they don't have
enough money (projected to happen
around 2018 or so), where do you think
the money will come from? Since the
government has no money of its own
it will have to cut spending on other
programs, or more likely, raise taxes
elsewhere to cover the expense.
In other words, you will have more
money taken away from you to "repay"
your original money that was spent
in ways you didn't approve. Just to
patch up the leaks. That's like putting
a bandage on an amputated limb. The
"patient" will eventually bleed out
The system is headed for melt-
down. Every politician knows that.
The Democrats have been saying this
for years, using almost the exact same
numbers that President Bush is using
now. Because President Bush is the one
suggesting it and actually has a plan
to fix things, Democrats are outraged.
God, what hypocrisy.
This is going to affect you and your
children more than it does my gen-
eration. If you want to stick with the
current broken system, it will cost you,
literally. If you believe that privatizing
a portion of your Social Security is the
answer, there will be transition pains,
but the system will survive and the
result will be more money for you.
Or, the whole system can be
scrapped and the responsibility for your
retirement can be returned to where it
belongs. That idea has been bounced
around for years also.
All this information, and more, is
available for you to find. Look it up,
consider all the facts and do what this
school teaches: use critical thinking
and make up your own mind.
Anyway, to answer, the questions
at the beginning: (1) Yes, I believe
Social Security should be ultimately
discarded, (2) only a delusional fool
(or politician) thinks the system isn't
broken and (3) grow up.
Letters to the Editor
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every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the
regular academic year and 5,000 on Wednesdays
during the summer. "Our View" is the opinion of
the editorial board and is written by editorial board
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are limited to 250 words (which may be edited for
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Dear Editor,
As an avid disc golfer (notice I said
"disc not Frisbee), I was highly upset
about Harrington's lack of research and
his one sided approach to the disc golf
course being changed for parking in
his front page article published Feb. 8.
First of all, the sport is called disc
golf, not Frisbee golf. I know many
people call it Frisbee golf, but that is
not the proper term used for the sport.
If someone calls your paper the TEC,
they are incorrectly calling it The East
Carolinian. The same is true for this
instance. Just because something is
commonly called something, does not
mean it is the correct term.
It would be very simple for Mr. Har-
rington to find this out also. In your
very own paper this year (a paper I write
for every week), I wrote articles on the
history of disc golf, information on a
disc golf tournament 1 ran and results
from that disc golf tournament. In fact,
in the summer, I wrote journal style
entries of disc golf tournaments I played
in, called the "Disc Golf Diaries I did a
search for "disc golf" on your very own
Web site and 11 matches came up. How
can Mr. Harrington as a writer, and
the copy editors not notice the incon-
sistencies within their own paper?
The Daily Reflector recently ran the
same story. Their article showed the
historical aspect of the course, the
negatives involved with this change
and contacted the ECU Disc Golf Club
president (me) and the Greenville Disc
Golf president. Your article didn't do
any of this. This would be where Mr.
Harrington should begin his research.
How hard was it to find out infor-
mation on the ECU Disc Golf Club?
Not very. Our contact info is posted
on the Clubhouse Web site, a site
that all ECU clubs must register on to
become an official club and the ECU
recreational service Web site. A visit to
either of these sites would provide Mr.
Harrington with my namean e-mail
for the club and our advisor's name
and e-mail.
OK, the whole misnomer issue is
one I can live with, after all, it's just a
simple error. The thing that 1 am upset
with the most is the one-sided part of
this article.
At no point anywhere in this article
was a disc golfer interviewed. If Mr.
Harrington had asked a disc golfer
instead of some random person about
the change, he might have actually seen
that there are people, like myself who
are not happy with this change.
Perhaps if he had done this, he
might have found the ECU course is the
third oldest course in the state of North
Carolina and many people around the
country play disc golf daily as a form
as recreation.
I urge you to please talk with the
fellow members of your staff about
what proper research involves and how
the media is supposed to be unbiased.
It was very obvious that Harrington
was not concerned with either of these
issues. If I had written an article this
poorly, I would be ashamed to see it
in print.
Robert Leonard
TEC Senior Writer and ECU Disc
Golf Club President
Senior, communication major
Dear Editor,
I am writing this letter in response
to Tony McKee's editorial entitled
"Social Security encourages irresponsi-
bility" in the Feb. 9 edition of TEC.
In recent weeks, I have sat idly by
while Mr. McKee has repeatedly repro-
duced Rush Limbaugh's talking points
for the masses here at ECU. But with
this piece, I feel it my duty to respond,
as it has become obvious his unabashed
loyalty to the conservative media is get-
ting in the way of the facts.
Especially egregious, is his infer-
ence that as president, Bill Clinton
supported a fix to social security in
the form of private accounts, and that
Democrats are hypocrites for not sup-
porting it now. "What changed McKee
asks, "other than the much-hated
George Bush is now the one suggest-
ing it?"
Well, I'm glad you asked Tony,
because if you did an ounce of research
you would have found your answer.
In 1999, Bill Clinton proposed having
the government invest a portion of the
Social Security Trust Fund in the stock
market in order to protect the guaran-
teed benefits that would otherwise be
lost when the system goes bankrupt.
The George Bush plan, however, allows
for individuals to divert some of their
taxes into their own private accounts
for investment at their discretion, a
plan that Democrats and many econo-
mists believe will result in a reduction
of benefits even before the system goes
kaput. But I can understand why you
thought otherwise, if Sean Hannity says
it, it must be true.
Mr. McKee, if you would research
your pieces yourself instead of rehash-
ing everything you hear on the Fox
News Channel, you wouldn't embarrass
yourself like this.
Lloyd Newman
Sophomore, political science
Pirate Rant
I'm tired of Pirate Rants in
this section that aren't rants at
all. No more praising this section
or wheat wraps.
I'm so tired of hearing every-
one cry about how the Eagles
lost. They played a weak schedule
in an even weaker division, and
they couldn't cut it against a very
solid team. And don't anoint the
Eagles next year's champion like
everyone did before this year,
because, like most Eagles' fans,
you're setting yourself up for a
If I see one more rant about
the North and South article, I
may lose my mind. Lets all just
agree to act our age not our shoe
sizes and get over it.
Hey Tony Zoppo, it's Mary-
Kate Olsen, not Mary-Kate Olson.
1 know it's just miniscule, but
aren't you an editor?
I'm sick with a temperature
of 101 degrees, stuffy nose, goose
bumps all over me and the Stu-
dent Health Center will not write
me an excuse to class, but they
advise me to take the day off. I'm
in college and if I'm this sick, I
deserve a note so I don't infect
other students and so I can get
some rest.
To the uncouth individual
who suggested "Support Our
Corpses" stickers in Thursday's
rant, let me. remind you that
those troops were courageously
defending the country that you
live in, defending people they
didn't even know, defending
people like you. Show a little
Regarding last week's rant on
Apple. 1 love my iPod, and it was
money well spent. Apple is not
dead - they are hotter than ever.
Don't judge iPod until you have
used one.
In regards to the cover story's
photograph on the Feb. 10 edi-
tion, I have a hard time sym-
pathizing with someone who
protests tuition increases yet
carries a Louis Vuitton bag on
their shoulder. Ironic?
It's disgusting how liberal and
anti-Republican so many of the
cartoons are on the opinion page.
Perhaps one day Democrats will
grow up and realize that support-
ing a party that encourages the
moral degrading of the country
through homosexual marriage
and the killing of innocent chil-
dren will realize how wrong this
is and join us on the right side.
Why is it if a guy is single he
can just ignore the fact Valen-
tine's is a lovey dovey holiday,
but when a girl is single on V-day
there are tons of articles telling
her how to forget that she is
lonely and single. Guys could
care less about it, yet girls are
made to feel sub-standard for not
having a Valentine.
It's silly to think the whining
and bickering in the Pirate Rant
is better than the great columns
and capable news that TEC pro-
vides. You shouldn't be going to
a newspaper to hear silly drama
(although Tony McKee might
dispute that assertion). The Pirate
Rant is a guilty pleasure and
that's about it.
I am so glad Valentine's Day
is over because I am sick of seeing
people pretending to be in love
for just that day and as soon as it
is over they go back to business
as usual.
Having a smoking section in a
restaurant is like having a peeing
section in a pool.
I am from the North, and I
am proud to be a Masshole
you can kiss my Mass.
Is chain-link-fence the new
campus decoration? It seems to
be everywhere.
Valentine's Day sucks for every-
one who is single. Why have a hol-
iday to celebrate having someone
when you aren't dating anyone?
The Grammy's sucked. It was
garbage. What are awards shows
coming to?
Editor's Note: The I'irate Rant is
an anonymous way for students and
staff in the ECU community to voice
their opinions. Submissions can he
submitted anonymously online at, or e-
mailed to editor(�Hheeastcaroiinian.
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Baseball Stadium Tour
On Friday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. there
will be a tour of the baseball
stadium located on Charles
Boulevard. Parking is available
at the Ward Sports Medicine
Gospel Choir Concert
The ECU Gospel Choir is holding
an anniversary concert Friday,
Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wright
Education Job Fair
ECU'S College of Education Is
holding a job fair on Friday, Feb.
25 from 9 a.m. until noon at the
Murphy Center. Employers on-
hand will include people from
Virginia, North Carolina and South
Carolina recruiting professional
educators, student support staff
and school administrators.
Names In the News:
Janet's Nasty Men
Janet Jackson's bodyguards are
really mean, nasty men, a fan
from the Bronx basically charges.
According to the New York Daily
News, Leonard Salati, 39, has filed
a $120 million lawsuit (where on
earth did he get that number?)
against Jackson and her allegedly
rabid pit bulls because they made
Salati suffer 'pain, injury (and)
permanent damage" when they
choked him so hard he passed
out Salati's suit, filed in Manhattan
Supreme Court, claims Jackson's
security detail first let him join the
star's entourage at a New York
club. But when he tried to pass
Jackson a note, they assaulted
him "without provocation
Jackson's lawyers declined to
comment to the News.
Goodies tor the Rich
Here's cheerful news from People
mag's Hollywood Daily to make us
feel even more wretched about
our feeble excuse for a life AND
to drive home just how entitled the
rich and famous feel: at Sunday
night's Grammys, presenters and
performers, including Jennifer
Lopez, Alicia Keys and John
Mayer, will receive goodie bags
worth $34,418.95. So what do
those beauteous celebs get for
reading one another's names off
cue cards so bravely? How about
an Apple Ipod U2 Special Edition?
But we can't top this one: A $5,600
coupon for Lasik eye surgery. The
goodies also include something
from packaged-goods giant
Proctor & Gamble that celebs can
regifl to the servants: It's music
to scrub the toilet to. "Take the
Bore Out of the Chore, a three
CD compilation, includes tunes
by Ben Jelen, Aretha Franklin,
Naughty by Nature and Grammy
host Queen Latifah.
Exposing the Babies
The media is in a frenzy over
Julia Roberts' decision to share
photos of her twins, Phinnaeus
Walter (Finn) and Hazel Patricia,
bom Nov. 28. The photos were
taken by Julia's one and only,
cinematographer and daddy
Danny Moder, thus ensuring that
those greasy, tobacco-chewing
press photos would not invade
the sanctity of the Roberts-Moder
home But there's more. The
magazine reports that thanks
to Pilates, Julia has shed all
that nasty weight the burden of
pregnancy imposes.
A Newleyweds' Mess
Is there trouble in that
halcyon haven known as the
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey
marriage? If you can believe the
circumstantial evidence, things
can't be all that peachy. Take the
photos the tabloids ran showing
Nick surrounded by a bevy of
hot cheerleaders at a Super
Bowl party in Jacksonville, Ra.
Or news that Nick recently had
dinner with his ex-girlfriend
Jordana Jarjura. It gets worse. The
New York Daily News says that an
ostensibly flirty Nick gave out
his cell phone number to "a
gorgeous blonde and brunette"
at ESPN Magazine's Super Bowl
party. Turns out the brunette
Is the News' own gossiper,
Jo Piazza, and the blonde
is her best bud. Yet the made-
for-TV couple almost convincing
in their simulation of married
people on MTV's "Newlyweds"
insist there is nothing prurient
about Nick's behavior. "I trust
Nick totally, and he trusts me
Jessica said
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with a standing ovation for
the cast of 18 female students,
professors and members of the
The show opened with the
thought that the word "vagina"
sounds like an infection, or a
medical instrument.
"Hurry nurse the cast
member said.
"Bring me the vagina
The cast members gathered
on stage and announced various
nicknames for the vagina Ensler
heard during her interviews like
pookie, powder box, monkey box,
happy dugout and split knlsh.
When Ensler asked women
what their vagina would wear,
they reported everything from a
leather jacket to sweat pants to a
tutu. Women also said their vagina
smelled like sweet ginger, pine-
apple, roses, wet moss and some-
where between fish and lilacs.
One segment was dedi-
cated to what happened to dif-
ferent women when they had
their first period. The responses
ranged from being terrified to
excitement to always using pads
because their mother told them
"you don't want to put anything
in your sugar dish
The monologues ranged
from humorous to heart-
breaking consisting of stories
from women during child-
hood and into their 70s.
One monologue called "The
Flood" was dedicated to a 72-
year-old woman who had never
had an orgasm until her therapist
advised her to go home and mas-
turbate. The woman cried when
she succeeded.
"Because he liked to look
at it" is about a woman who
thought the sight of her vagina
was ghastly until a man named
Bob told her how beautiful it was.
A crowd favorite was "My
Angry Vagina" performed by
Georgia Winfree, in which she
proclaims that tampons, thong
underwear and medical exams
are simply a way for people to tor-
ture her vagina. Her alternative
to the paper and cold equipment
during examinations is purple
velvet and warm "duck lips
"The Woman Who Loved to
Make Vaginas Happy" performed
by Mario Holsten tells of a former
lawyer who became a sex thera-
pist. She described an array of
moans including the elegant
moan, the wasp moan, the diva
moan and the college student
moan: "Oh I should be in class
Other monologues like "My
Vagina was My Village" and
"Under the Burqa" spoke of rape
and oppression, bringing tears
to most of the crowd. "The Little
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gave an account of a 10-year-old's
near rape and how her first expe-
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Student opportunities broadened
through ECU business fraternities
Women's club rugby have a tight bond on and off the field.
Blood, sweat and tears
"So wait, ECU actually has
a women's rugby team?" is a
common question directed
toward the girls who walk around
campus with the gray sweat suits
that say "ECU Women's Rugby
Team" in big gold letters.
The general response? "Yeah
man, want to play?"
The ECU women's rugby-
team is in its fifth year of exis-
tence and currently thriving.
Senior Lauren Schaffer has been
on the team since one of the first
semesters, and said the best thing
about ECU rugby is the instant
family she got after joining.
"At first I liked the cama-
raderie, then I began to love
the sport and all the work that
went into it. I had never played
a sport before, but the girls
were so nice and rugby is so
fun I had to stay said Schaffer.
Rugby is a rough sport, and
it can be hard at times to recruit
new players because it is not well
known or played in high school.
Freshman rookie Alicia Arnold,
or ALuv as she is nicknamed, said
out of all the things she thought
she would be doing in college,
rugby definitely would not have
been on that list, but now she
doesn't know what she would do
without it.
"Through all the blood, sweat
and tears there is a team of awe-
some girls that are always there
to pick you up when you fall
said Arnold.
The girls play games almost
every weekend, and practice
three times a week, making it
almost impossible to not form a
strong bond and as Schaffer put
it, "life-long friendships
With constant determina-
tion and effort by the players,
the team has grown into not
only a stable team, but a win-
ning one as well. The women are
knee-deep in their competitive
matrix season this spring with a
record of two wins and one loss.
Senior Ryan Whited and cap-
tain of the team has only good
things to say about the season.
"Everyone has worked really
hard this semester and has shown
great dedication to improving
as individual players and as a
team. We've got an awesome
group of girls and the season
looks promising said Whited.
On Jan. 29, the ladies took on
Duke at home, beating them with
a score of 26 - 0. Whited scored
three tries during that game and
rookie freshman Elisa Ford scored
as well. Junior Busta Blindauer
had her best game, tackling and
rucking through opponent after
opponent and junior Nichole
see RUGBY page A5
The Bate Building is home not
Alpha Kappa Psi,
others offer further
experience in business
Alpha Kappa Psi is a co-ed
business fraternity for students
with a major or minor in busi-
ness. It began at the New York
University in Washington Square
during the 1900s.
The vision of AKPsi is to be
"recognized as the premier devel-
oper of principled business lead-
ers according to
Professionals come to speak
to the frat on the various aspects
of job hunting and recruiting,
resumes and what it takes to
climb the latter with integrity.
Done Edwards, a major
business owner of Greenville,
who is running the restoration of
downtown Greenville and owns
U.B.E came to speak to AKPsi.
"I was very impressed by Don
Edwards and his speech. What
he plans to do with downtown
Greenville shows that business
isn't always about being on
top, but making a difference or
change for the better instead
said Erica Carter, a senior public
only to the ECU College of Business but also Alpha Kappa Psi.
people within my major and I
have gained insight within the
business world said Michelle
relations major.
A business fraternity has a
mixture of benefits from looking
good on a resume, to networking
to going on trips and retreats
across the United States.
Officer training is held in
Atlanta and this summer there
is a trip to Las Vegas planned for
the National Convention and
reunion in August for AKPsi.
AKPsi is also involved with
many events and community
services throughout Greenville.
They worked at Free Boot Friday
downtown and have helped out
at the Ronald McDonald House,
Boy's and Girl's Club and Habitat
for Humanity. Students in AKPsi
also work at U.B.E. during the
beginning of the semesters and
book buy-back to raise money for
the fraternity.
There is a close relationship
between current students in
AKPsi and alumni, which keep
doors open for job opportunities
when students are graduating. It
is also Interesting to look at where
the alumni are now.
There are about 40 people in
ECU'S chapter of AKPsi and they
meet once a week for an hour.
Rush is each fall and spring with
$150 dues each semester.
"This fraternity has been
a good way for me to meet
Termaath, a senior management
information system major.
The five principles that
AKPsi go by are: brotherhood,
knowledge, integrity, service and
unity. AKPsi carries out these
goals and principles by staying
involved in the community,
with each other and with the
business world.
Alpha Kappa Psi is only one
of the many business fraternities
at ECU. �
Delta Sigma is another
professional business frat. Pi Omega
Pi is a National Business Education
Teacher Honor Society and is one
of the college honor societies that
is affiliated by the Association of
College Honor Societies.
Delta Pi Epsilon is a National
Honorary Graduate Society that
promotes excellence and the
teaching of business.
Research, networking, lead-
ership skills and community
service seem to be the most
important purposes or reasons
for students in business to get
involved in one of the many busi-
ness fraternities.
This writer can be reached at

Attention ECU Sophomores
(Students who have completed 45-60 credit hours)
If at least 30 of your credit hours were completed at ECU (not
counting Math 0001 or 0045), you are required to complete the
Sophomore Survey
before you can pre-register for either Summer or Fall 2005
If your earned credit hours fall within these criteria you will
receive a message at your ECU Exchange email address asking
you to participate in the survey, and your record will be "tagged"
so that you cannot register until you have completed it. If you
do not receive the email notice, it means that the survey and
registration restriction does not apply to you.
If you are in the survey, as soon as you submit your survey
responses the "tag" will be removed from your record so that you
can pre-register. Registration staff can verify that your responses
were received and that the tag was removed.
The survey period is March 3 -April 25. During that period you
can complete the survey by going to the ECU "One-Stop" web
site, entering your ECU Exchange email userid and password to
sign on, and clicking on "Sophomore Survey" in the box labeled
"Surveys You can also access the "One-Stop" from:
Mendenhall Computer Lab, Wright Place Cafeteria, the Austin
Building, and Joyner Library East
Your initial email notice will have a link to the "One-Stop
During the survey period you will be sent a reminder email
message and later a postcard, if you have not yet completed the
Please complete the survey as soon as possible after the survey
opens on March 3rd-certainlv before sophomore pre-registration
begins (shortly after March 28). This will also help you avoid
delays during pre-registration when the workload on ECU
computers is at a peak. All remaining tags for this survey will be
removed from the student records on April 26, the day after the
survey closes.
from page A4
In rugby, 'rucking as above, can cause big, sore leg bruises.
Peebles was there in support the
entire game.
ECU women's first
successful game served as
great preparation for the next
weekend's match against their
rivals, NC State University.
The first time the ECU women
played NCSU three years ago,
they lost 72-0. Since then, ECU
has been able to put up a fight,
but it has never been as close
as the match Saturday, Feb.
5. ECU women lost by only
four points with a final score
of 13-17. Scorers were Melissa
Blakemore, a second-row who
stepped in at prop for the game
and Whited. Because the ECU
women beat Duke and the score
against NCSU was so close, strong
wins against the last two teams
in their matrix could set them
up for the "Wild-Card" entry
in South Regionals in Atlanta.
One of those strong wins came
this past Saturday, Feb. 12 against
the Guilford Quakes. The ECU
ladies started out strong in the
first half with clean tackles and
excellent back plays. Freshman
rookie Jazz Rode scored her first
try of her rugby career, which just
happened to be the first try of the
game, no more then 10 minutes
into the game. From that point
on, the ladles got five more tries
and a three-point kick, and won
the game with a score of 3S-0.
The ECU women's rugby
team has had the most
successful and jam-packed season
yet, and are looking forward to
their remaining games. ECU takes
on UNC-Greensboro Saturday,
Feb. 19 at the Blount Intramural
Fields in Greenville at 1 p.m. in a
game that could determine their
entry to regionals.
The ladies are always look-
ing for new players, and no
experience is required. For more
information, check out their Web
site at recserv.ecu.educlubclubs
womensrugby or e-mail them at
This writer can be contacted at
from page A4
shortest distance between two
points said the program. The
piece was also summed up as
an investigation of "the many
paths one can take to move, grow
and change also stated in the
Immediately following was
Joseph Carow's restaglng of
A Classical Divertissment. This
ballet piece was taken from the
romantic era and brought history
back to life as well as Panova's
restaglng of Grande Pas de Quaere.
The piece was performed with
a lot of talent brought forth by
three solos and a trio of both bal-
lerinas and a ballerino. The four
movements were taken from the
famous ballets Swan Lake, Sleeping
Beauty and The Nutcracker.
Last but not least was a hot
little number by Clarine Powell
called Swing Sets and Red Hot
Dots. This was a dedication to
the swing era set to tap. The
dancers enthused the audience
and tapped their way through
numbers by Duke Ellington,
Irving Mills, Erroll Gamer, Benny
Goodman, Harry James and
Count Bassie. The jazz number
used tap to keep the beat while
the music allowed the audience
to hum some of their favorite
tunes from the era.
The show then ended with a
huge round of applause from the
audience. This year's Dance 200S
was a huge success. After all their
hard work, the dancers and cho-
reographers were rewarded with
appreciation from the audience
for their fine performance. This
was definitely a night to remem-
ber and the satisfaction that there
Is much to anticipate for next
year at Dance 2006.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian. com.
from page A4
her childhood experience.
Alex Knox, the narrator,
reported fun facts such as, the
clitoris having 8,000 nerve fibers,
twice as much as in the penis,
as well as horrifying statistics.
The audience learned 132 mil-
lion female mutilations occur
in countries such as Europe,
Asia, Africa and even North
America. Two million young girls
a year suffer from this act, which
aside from infections and other
problems, can lead to death.
During Saturday's perfor-
mance, Cheryl Dudasik-Wiggs
with ECU Women's Studies
received the Vagina Warrior
Award. Dudasik-Wiggs said she was
surprised and the honor is terrific.
Shanda Mclver, freshman
criminal justice major and
Tricia Ben-Davis, freshman
communication major, saw the
show for the first time Friday.
"I loved it said Mclver.
"It's weird because you're
like, 'They use that word?
"Cooter, that's my favorite one
"I didn't expect it to be this
funny said Ben-Davis.
This year's annual event was
produced by Diane de Groot,
organized by Georgia Winfree
and directed by Anthony and
Mario Moisten.
More than 200 women of
every race, religion and a few for-
eign countries were interviewed
by Eve Ensler. Some monologues
are taken from one woman's story
and others from a collaboration
of tales with similar themes.
The Vagina Monologues visit
ECU every year, providing both
male and female students with
a different way of looking at the
female psychie.
This writer can be contacted at

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Page A6 252.328.6366 TONY ZOPPOSports Editor BRANDON HUGHES Assistant Sports Editor
TUESDAY February 15,2005
Record-setting weekend for ECU
fim �M�
(SID) - The ECU men's and
women's indoor track and field
teams combined to break six
school standards while earning
automatic or provisional NCAA
Championships qualification in
three events during split-squad
participation at the Tyson Invi-
tational in Fayetteville, Ark and
the Virginia Tech Challenge in
Blacksburg over the weekend.
Freshman LaShawn Mer-
ritt enjoyed an unprecedented
record-setting weekend, estab-
lishing new national, conference
and school records during his
performance at the Tyson Invi-
After posting the third-fastest
indoor 400-meter time in world
history with a 44.93 clip Friday
night, he followed with a 20.40
time in the 200-meter dash Sat-
urday - setting a new ECU record
and besting the NCAA automatic
qualifying standard
Merritt became the second-
fastest man ever to run the
indoor 400 meters, trailing only
the legendary Michael John-
son's world record of 44.63, set
in 199S, and Johnson's 1996
time of 44.66. However, it was
the fastest time ever run by a
junior (19-and-under) athlete
indoors and also established a
new NCAA, Conference USA and
ECU record. During the sprint,
Merritt defeated notables such
as 2003 U.S. indoor champion
Bershawn Jackson (45.70), Olym-
pic 4x400m relay gold medalist
Andrew Rock (46.01) and reign-
ing world indoor title-holder
Alleyne Francique (46.16).
He followed by winning the
200-meter sprint in a time of
20.40 at the Randal Tyson Track
Complex, which rates as the
second-fastest clip in the world so
far in 2005 and marked a World
Junior Indoor record. Junior
DeAndre Hyman finished 13th in
the event with a time of 21.61.
Other Pirate athletes turning
in notable finishes at the Tyson
Invitational include freshman
distance runner Matt Dennish,
who finished 12th in the one
mile run (4:11.72) and senior
sprinter B.J. Henderson, who
clocked a career-best 47.43 in the
400 meters.
ECU also authored a strong
outing at the Virginia Tech Chal-
lenge, shattering four school
marks and reaching five East
Coast Athletic Conference quali-
Merritt set the bar for the world's 400-meter participants a week ago when he registered a
Invitational, only to shatter that mark this past weekend as he clocked in at 44.93, good for 3rd
fication marks and one NCAA
provisional milestone.
In the men's division, sopho-
more thrower Eric Frasure cap-
tured a new ECU record and met
a NCAA provisional qualifying
standard with a weight throw of
19.22 meters, whiqh topped his
previous record-setting toss of
18.96 at the Clemson Invitational
Jan. 22. In addition, Frasure also
stood among the top 25 in the
shot put with a throw of 14.49.
In the track events, Reggie
Williams bettered his personal-
best with a 22.07 time in the
200-meter dash to finish 10th,
while Kyle Yunaska (1:57.42)
and Jason Diehl (1:58.84) each
established new career-bests in
the 800-meter run.
The Lady Pirates set three
new school standards and earned
two first-place finishes at Virginia
Tech, the latter both coming
from senior distance runner Tara
DeBrielle broke Shauntae
Hill's eight-year record in the
500-meter run with a first-place
time of 1:14.65 before also win-
ning the 800-meter event in
2:11.24. Both victories also met
ECAC qualifying times for DeBri-
Pole vaulter Lindsey Rosales
turned in her top career effort at
3.85, besting the previous ECU
record of 3.65 set by her last
season, while the Lady Pirates'
4x400 relay squad, which con-
sisted of DeBrielle, Portia Baker,
Simone Baptiste and Terri Dav-
enport, logged a 3:46.87 perfor-
mance to erase a five-year-old
time of 45.95 in the Clemson
best ever in the event.
school standard and earn ECAC
qualification status.
Other career-best women's
efforts were recorded by Alisha
Hopkins, who qualified for the
ECAC Championships with a
long jump of 5.74, Erica Mont-
gomery (7.30 in the 55-meter
dash, 25.38 in the 200 meters),
Baker (25.34 in the 200), Simone
Baptiste (58.10 in the 400),
Hayley Flynn (5:26.07 in the
mile), Aisha Bilal-Mack (2:19.13
see MERRITT page A8
200 Meter Dash
(�Tyson Invitational)
1. LaShawn Merritt, 20.4O
�NCAA Automatic
Qualification - ECU record
200 Meter Dash
10. Reggie Williams, 22.07
400 Meter Dash
(@Tyson Invitational)
1. LaShawn Merritt, 44.93
7. B.J. Henderson, 47.43
NCAA Automatic
Qualification - NCAA,
C-USA and ECU record.
Weight Throw
6. Eric Frasure, 19.22m
�NCAA Provisional
Qualification - ECU record
RESULTS (women)
500 Meter Run
1. Tara DeBrielle, 1:14.65
4. Aisha Bilal-Mack, 1:17.32
�ECAC Qualification -
ECU record
800 Meter Run
1. Tara DeBrielle, 2:11.24
�ECAC Qualification
5,000 Meter Run
4. Johanna Allen, 18:10.69
10. Megan Walling, 20:15.10
4x400 Meter Relay
4. ECU "A 3:46.87
(Baker, Baptiste,
Davenport, DeBrielle).
�ECAC Qualification -
ECU record
Pole Vault
2. Lindsey Rosales, 3.85m
8. Tammie Mentzel, 3.55m
�ECAC Qualification -
ECU record
Long Jump
7. Alisha Hopkins, 5.74m
ECAC Qualification
Diamond Bucs drop first series
The Pirates dropped their first series of the year to the College of Charleston but will look to
rebound in Myrtle Beach during the Baseball at the Beach Tournament this weekend.
Costanzo, batting for the second
time in the frame, took relief
pitcher Zach Piccola deep for his
first career grand slam, giving the
Diamond Bucs an 8-5 lead.
Pirates finish weekend
1-2 against C0FC
Brian Hastings hit a two-out,
three-run walk-off home run to
lift the College of Charleston to
an 11-9 victory in game three,
and a 2-1 victory in a weekend
series against ECU. Hastings
took Pirate pitching deep (or
the second time in three games
in the ninth inning, with the
winning blast in game three
coming off of a high hanging
Kevin Rhodes' breaking ball.
Hastings first home run came in
game one, when the Pirates led
6-3 in the ninth. That slam
sent the game into extras,
where the Diamond Bucs won 9-6
in 10 innings.
As for game three, ECU scored
all but one of its' runs in an
eight-run fifth inning that
allowed the Pirates to nab their
first lead of the game.
Drew Costanzo led off the
fifth with a double off of the left
field wall.
Two batters later, sophomore
Mike Grace doubled to right,
bringing in Costanzo. An error
on Cougar fielder Olivar Marmol
allowed catcher Jake Smith to
take first, putting runners on the
corners for Adam Witter, who
then blooped a single to left, scor-
ing Grace. Junior college transfer
Jay Mattox reached on an infield
single to load the bases. Second
baseman Brett Lindgren's single
scored two Pirates, cutting the
Charleston lead to 5-4.
After a Brian Cavanaugh walk
and a Billy Richardson strikeout,
Charleston scored once in
the bottom of the fifth and twice
in the sixth, while ECU scored
their last run in the top half of
the sixth, setting the table for
Hastings' heroics in the ninth.
Costanzo led the Pirates at
the plate, going 3-for-6 with two
doubles, a grand slam and four
RBIs. Grace and Witter added
three hits as well. Rhodes picked
up the loss.
Game one was the only
game in the series in which the
pitching was stellar.
Jeff Ostrander, junior transfer
from Louisburg College, tossed
5.1 Innings, scattering five hits
and three runs, one earned. The
appearance was the first for the

southpaw in a Pirate uniform.
After a shaky first inning, where
he gave up all three of the runs,
Ostrander settled down nicely,
shutting down the potent Cougar
offense for the next 4.1 innings.
The Pirates scored two runs in
the first off of a Mike Grace single
through the right side, and twice
more in the second on hits by Brett
Lindgren and Billy Richardson.
Leading 6-3 heading to the
ninth, relief pitcher Mike Flye
got the first two Cougar batters
out with ease. But after hitting a
batter and surrendering a single,
Flye then gave up the game tying
home run to the aforementioned
Hastings, sending the game into
extra innings.
ECU showed its character in
the 10th by scoring three runs to
put the game away. Richardson's
one out singled and Costanzo's
walk set up a Mark Minicozzi
double that gave the Pirates an
8-6 lead. Jake Smith's single
allowed ECU to tack on one more
run before finishing things in the
bottom half of the inning.
Richardson led the Pirates in
game one with four hits and two
runs scored.
Jay Mattox and Lindgren
both added three hits. Flye was
credited with the victory on the
Game two however was ugly.
Pirate pitching gave up 21 hits
and 15 runs in route to a 15-7
defeat. The Cougars scored 14
times before ECU lit up the
Shane Matthews got the loss
for the Pirates In game two.
Offensively, Minicozzi and Smith
had two hits to lead ECU.
The Pirates (1-2) head back
to South Carolina this weekend,
this time to Myrtle Beach and
the Baseball at the Beach tourna-
ment, where they will open up
with Coastal Carolina on Friday
at 4 p.m. They will play again on
Saturday at 12 p.m. against West
Virginia, then again on Sunday
against the Clemson tigers at 4 p.m.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian. com.
No. 22 Pirates
improve to 13-6
The ECU Roller Hockey team (13-6-1) finished this past
weekend with 3-1 as they defeated South Carolina, Middle
Tennessee State and Division II Longwood while losing their
ne contest to in-state rival NC State. Defenseman James
Nowicki had an excellent series once again, scoring a total
o 10 goals, six of which came against Longwood, while
also chalking up 10 assists. He now has 41 goals on the
season and 25 assists, totaling a stunning 66 points and
teads the Rrates in every statistical category. Nick Evans and
Cameron Hardacre also had a great weekend, scoring nine
and eight goals respectively while tallying two assists each
Trey Kennedy contributed to ECU'S offensive output adding
six goals and two assists forthe weekend. Goaltenders Mike
Gatano and Scott Duffee started two games apiece with
Galiano winning both while Duffee split 1 -1

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February 14-18
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Golden Eagles win at
Minges in dramatic
Travis Diener just was not
going to let it happen again.
The Marquette Golden Eagles
had tested the waters at Minges
Coliseum twice before Saturday
night's game and both times the
Pirates beat the nationally ranked
Eagles in stunning form.
This year's Marquette squad
might have even been expected
to lose since they were not in the
spotlight and in the middle of
the Conference USA standings.
But Diener wasn't having it
this time.
Marquette built a lead early
on in the first half and stretched
it to as many as 12 points in the
second at 38-26.
ECU grinded back into the
game and got within six at 51-
45. After the Pirates scored on
their next eight possessions to
take a 63-56 lead, Marquette's
fate in Minges looked a bit like a
shipwreck once again.
see MEN'S BALL page A8
Head Coach Bill Herrlon hangs his head in the second half of
the Pirates' loss to the Golden Eagles Saturday night.
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Men's Ball
from page A7
"We shot 25 percent in the
first half at home against a tal-
ented team like Marquette said
Bill Herrion, ECU head basketball
"Then after the first five
minutes of the second half our
fans start to get behind us and
we start playing better basketball.
We made a great comeback in the
second half and our kids made a
great effort to comeback
Diener connected on a pair of
free throws with 1:07 remaining
to pull Marquette to within two
at 63-61. The Golden Eagles got
the ball back with the same score,
but poor execution on offense
and a great defensive stand
caused Marquette to turn the ball
over via a shot clock violation.
Corey Rouse, who finished
the game with another monster
performance of 18 points and 10
rebounds, was fouled and sent
to the free throw line with just
under 20 seconds to go. Rouse
made one of two and Marquette
found life once again.
"The free-throw line really
hurt us Herrion said.
"I thought we had a few
opportunities to put it away from
the free-throw line and we really
With Marquette trailing by
three and just a few ticks left,
one Golden Eagle may have felt
right at home with the situation.
Dec. 30, 2002, Steve Novak had
an opportunity to hit the game
tying three-point shot with just
a few seconds on the clock left.
Novak came up empty and the
Pirates had upset the Golden
Eagles for the second straight
season with a 73-70 triumph.
Marquette's original number
one on the play in Saturday
night's game may have been
Diener, but the "basketball gods"
made sure Novak would have
another chance to redeem him-
self. He did just that, draining
the game-tying trifecta and
sending the game into an extra
"Our kids played a great game,
but you have to give Marquette a
lot of credit Herrion said.
"They are just a very good
basketball team, they are 17-7 and
only two years removed from going
to the Final Four, they have won
and are experienced winners
In the extra period, Rouse hit
a free throw with 14.8 left to tie
the game at 69 a piece.
After two years of disappoint-
ment at Minges Coliseum, Diener
finally had the chance to decide
the game by himself. No Minges
Maniacs, no ECU Pirates and no
deficit to overcome, just Diener
and the bucket. Diener trotted
up court with the ball, pulled
up in front of ECU point guard,
Japhet McNeil, and sank his last
ever shot at Minges, propelling
the Golden Eagles to the 71-69
"We called the play in the
huddle and I was just trying to
make a play for the team said
"I was going to take the shot
if it was there. Anytime that you
can come in here and get a win
with the type of atmosphere that
it was, it's big
"Diener Is a great player Her-
rion said. "He makes everyone
work so hard and just runs you
all around the gym. He is just a
very tough kid to guard
Diener proved to be tough to
guard all night as he poured in a
game high 31 points while dish-
ing out seven assists and grabbing
seven rebounds.
Mike Cook was the high man
for ECU, netting 21 points in the
Pirates' heartbreaking loss.
"This would have been a great
win for our basketball program
Herrion said.
"The crowd tonight was great
and they really got behind us. It
was just a tough, tough loss
The Pirates (7-16, 2-9) travel
to UAB tomorrow night. Game
time is slated for 8:30 p.m.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian. com.
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in the 800), Nicole Callaham
(8.46 in the SS-meter hurdles),
Danielle Lainez (3.10 in the pole
vault) and Chelsea Salisbury
(14.73 in the weight throw).
ECU will take next week off
in preparation for the C-USA
Championships, which will be
held on the University of Hous-
ton campus Feb. 26-25.
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