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2005 Housing Guide
Volume 80 Number 56 "HURSDAY
February 17, 2005
Students gather for the first
career fair of the semester.
ECU to
host spring
career fairs
Five events scheduled
to guide students
The first of five career fairs
scheduled for the spring semester
took place Wednesday in the Sci-
ence and Technology building,
offering students a variety of
Various employers were set up
waiting to meet the right student
to hire for jobs or internships
as they passed out brochures to
numerous students walking by.
"We've hired some really
good ECU students. ECU has
one of the best construction
management programs on the
east coast said Chet Hayes,
recruiter for KB Home, a national
home building company.
Hayes said his company plans
on hiring at least three ECU
students they meet at the fair.
Students showed positive
reactions to the day's event.
"I think it's tremendous
I've already talked to two com-
panies and they've been well
communicable said Houtan
Kargar, senior industrial distribu-
tion major.
Kargar said the fairs are good
for ECU and are a great opportu-
nity for students.
Michael Pitt, junior con-
struction management
major, said it was a great way
for students to take a look at
their options for the future.
The five fairs are being held
on different days at different
locations, offering a variety of
information to students to assist
them in making career related
decisions. While each career fair
is geared for different fields, they
offer benefits to students of vari-
ous majors.
"No matter what their major
is, companies) still need a lot
of people to make the company
work said Jim McAtee, career
coordinator at the Student Profes-
sional Development office.
"Within every company,
there are a number of disciplines
needed to make that company
grow and operate
Many students will begin
looking for jobs after gradua-
tion, while others will search
for internships. The fairs are
designed to adequately supply
students with Information on
both of these needs. Informa-
tional interviews and brochures
are being offered to students at
the fairs so they can receive spe-
see CAREER page A2
Career Fair
Remaining Career Fairs:
Business Fields
Wednesday, Feb. 23 10 a.m. - 2
p.m. In Bate building
Friday, Feb. 25 9 am.
Murphy Center
noon In
Science Fields
Thursday, March 3 10 a.m. - 2
p.m. In Science and Technology
Allied Health and Nursing
Thursday, March 3 10 a.m. - 2
p.m. In Belk building
For additional Information or to
set up a meeting with a career
services employee prior to the
fairs, contact 328-6050 or ecu.
ECU professors invited
to White House
long, Prokopowicz will
attend event honoring
Abraham Lincoln
Two ECU professors
were invited to attend
a dramatic play titled
Lincoln Seen mid Heard
at the White House Feb. 11.
The play was held to honor
the late president who was born
Feb. 12, 1809, and was attended
by both President Bush and the
First Lady.
David E. Long, associate pro-
fessor in the department of his-
tory, and Gerald J. Prokopowicz,
assistant professor in the depart-
ment of history, were invited
due to their membership on the
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial
Commission Advisory Board.
The board is comprised of
a group of scholars who are
providing historical research
support to the Abraham Lincoln
Bicentennial Commission, a
15-member commission chosen
by the president and Congress
created to make preparations for
the bicentennial celebration of
Lincoln in 2009.
Both Long and Prokopowicz
said they are proud of the invita-
tion to a White House event.
"It's always a great honor to
be invited to the White House
said Prokopowicz.
The dramatic play
was held in the East Room,
where Lincoln's body lay in
state after his assassination.
The two historians were
selectedto the ALBC advisory board
because of their distinguished
careers of study on Lincoln.
Long said his career of study
on Lincoln has included writing
the definitive book on the former
president's election, speaking at
multiple commemorative events
and performing several television
The interest began at an
early age for Long, who became
enamored with Lincoln through
an initial fascination with the
Civil War.
"I took a tremendous interest
in the Civil War and there was
one person who stood head and
shoulders above everyone else
said Long.
Prokopowicz said his interest
in Lincoln began when he was a
graduate student at Harvard and
assisted Pulitzer Prize winning
author, David Herbert, in writing
a biography of Lincoln.
Long and Prokopowicz said
the ALBC advisory board has
already began throwing around a
variety of ideas for the upcoming
bicentennial celebration.
"We've talked about sponsor-
ing conferences and publications,
chat rooms with Lincoln professors
and writers Prokopowicz said.
Long said the advisory board
also talked about the possibil-
ity of turning a train into a
museum that travels the
route Lincoln's body
took on the way back
to Illinois, stopping
at various destina-
tions along the way.
Other commemora-
tions will include new
pennies and postage
stamps, as well as a docu
"There are a myriad of things
that will go into this bicenten-
nial Long said.
Long and Proko-
powicz said they are
attempting to hold a
commemorative event
for Lincoln at ECU,
with the plan of invit-
ing experts to speak
on the late president.
Chris Ward, senior
industrial technology major, said
two professors receiving invita-
tions to the White House bodes
well for ECU'S hiring practices.
"It shows ECU is looking
toward the right professors
hiring practices look to be
improving said Ward.
This writer can be contacted at
Campus Living works to
recruit students.
On-campus living
increases efforts to
attract students
Campus Living at ECU has
raised the bar for attracting
students to move on campus
by offering incentive packages
as competition to surrounding
apartment complexes.
The incentives for the Feb-
ruary sign-up package include
priority registration online, $100
of free text books from the ECU
Bookstore, free Pirate Bucks
worth $50 with sign-up and
priority registration for the new
College Hill residence hall. The
new residence hall will be set up
with suite arrangements.
Each year Campus Living
conducts an annual "Return to
Campus Living" sign-up cam-
paign for existing residents.
In past years prizes and
giveaways have been offered to
encourage student to take advan-
tage of early online sign-up for
the following year.
"This year, Campus Living
wanted to reward not only exist-
ing residents, but include off-
campus students that sign-up
online for next year said Wayne
Newman, marketing director for
Campus Living.
"The rewards are to say
'Thank You' for living and dining
on campus
According to Newman, the
sign-up process is going well with
many existing student residents
taking advantage of the February
see LIVING page A2
Admissions officer
recruits overseas
Effort intended to
attract additional
international students
ECU admissions off i-
cer Jenny Sigurdardottir
recently took a multi-
week recruiting trip to
Europe in an attempt to
increase enrollment of
International students.
The trip took Sig-
urdardottir to Norway,
Sweden, Finland, Den-
mark and Germany,
where she informed stu-
dents about ECU and encouraged
them to consider the university
as an option for their further
ECU is currently attempting to
increase the enrollment of inter-
national students- to gain a more
diverse atmosphere on campus.
While on the recruiting trip,
Sigurdardottir visited college fairs
and classrooms, where she found
the receptiveness of the students
depended on what type of school
they were visiting.
"It really depended on what
school we were in said Sigurdar-
"A lot of schools in Scandina-
via weren't really familiar with
schools coming in and visiting
In international schools
where students tend to speak
English, students were much
more receptive to the idea of trav-
eling overseas for college.
"They seemed a lot more
interested in coming to the states
for school Sigurdardottir said.
While recruiting in Ger-
many, Sigurdardottir
visited eight schools
located on American
military bases, where
she found students
were very enthusias-
tic about returning to
the United States for
Upon returning
, from her trip, Sig-
SIGURDARDOTTIR urdardotUt fitted
a recruitment report, which
showed every student she had
contact with on her visits to
the American military bases
in Germany had expressed
a prospective interest in
attending ECU.
In the report, Sigurdardottir
noted many of these students had
been based in North Carolina
and were familiar with ECU.
"Obviously they are
going to be much more open to
coming to school here Sigurdar-
dottir said.
The recruitment trip was
part of a plan by ECU to attract
more international students in
order to have a campus popula-
Students listen as Kenya Ayers reads an excerpt from Wright's Black Boy during the event
African American Reading Day
event showcases profound literature
see OFFICER page A3
Professors share works
from favorite authors
The English department at
ECU co-hosted an African Ameri-
can Reading Day event with the
Ledonia Wright Cultural Center
where students and professors
read influential pieces of African
American literature.
The reading was held as one of
several events taking place in rec-
ognition of Black History Month.
Attendants of the event could
read a variety of literature includ-
ing pieces of their work or works
done by renowned writers.
Lathan Turner, director of the
Ledonia Wright Cultural Center
and Seodial Deena, co-coordina-
tor of the graduate Multicultural
Literature Concentration, wel-
comed the program with Reginald
Watson, professor in English.
An energetic introduction
was performed in which speakers
read a work involving the clash of
races in their community.
Many of speakers approached
their classic literature readings
in a new way bringing a unique
outlook on the works.
Gera Miles, professor in the
English department, performed
by reading the song "Where is
the love?" by the Black Eyed Peas
as a sermon.
Several classic works includ-
ing "For My People" by Marga-
ret Walker and excerpts from
Richard Wright's "Black Boy"
were read.
Deena had the opportunity
to read the introduction to Toni
Morrison's new piece "Love
Maya Socolovsky, assistant
professor in the English depart-
ment, concluded by reading a
selection by Cornell West and
stressed how important it is to
learn African American literature
because the history is American
Turner said the event was well
"I think people enjoyed the
opportunity said Turner.
Students found the event
to be both inspirational and
"I think it is great when a
group of people can truly appreci-
ate what other members of their
culture have contributed to the
world said Dale Thomas, senior
political science major.
Turner said Black History
Month has been successful in
changing the attitudes and mind-
sets of some of the people who
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NICK HENNE News Editor KRISTIN DAY Assistant News Editor
THURSDAY February 17,2005
Campus News News Briefs
Tsunami relief
The College Democrats will
collect $1 donations to help
victims of the tsunami this week
at Wright Plaza.
Sexual Responsibility Week
The ECU Healthy Pirates
and Wellness Education are
sponsoring many events for
this year's Sexual Responsibility
Awareness Week. Feb. 17 from 11
am -1 p.m. at Wright Place, they
will host "Healthy Relationships:
Be a Smartie" A Family Feud
Special Edition. Battle of the
Sexes will also be Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.
in C309 Science and Technology
Building. The event is free and
the first 100 people will receive a
safer sex kit.
Slam Poetry Jam
The Spectrum and Cultural
Awareness Committees are
sponsoring the Slam Poe'ry 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. 19 at 8 p.m. in Wright
Auditorium. Carroil V. Dashiell,
Jr. will be the director for the
evening. Call 328-6851 for more
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
Flationship with their significant
Other while balancing school, work
and a family. These workshops
begin Feb. 18 and 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.
ECU gospel
The ECU Gospel Choir will present
their 27th annual anniversary
celebration Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
in Wright Auditorium. Special
guests from the NC State New
Horizon Gospel Choir in Raleigh
will also be performing. Tickets
are available in advance for $5
for students and choir alumni and
$7 for faculty, staff and the general
public. For more information
Salsa dance
The ECU Folk and Country
Dancers are sponsoring a
salsa dance Feb. 18 at the Willis
Building downtown. Instruction
fy Procoplo and Heidi begins at
7:30 p.m. and the dance with DJ
Ramon will be from 8:30 -11 p.m.
Students can be admitted for $3,
FASG members for $5 and the
general public for $8. Call 752-
7350 for more informallon.
String concert
Ittal Shapira and the ECU String
Chamber Orchestra will perform
Feb 18 at 8 p.m. in A.J. Fletcher
Hall. Ara Gregorian will be
conducting and tickets are $5
or $10.
Local band Duenow is holding
a show Feb. 19 at 9 p.m. in
Pirate Underground. This free
performance is sponsored
by the Student Union Popular
Entertainment Committee.
Special Olympics
The NC Special Olympics
Basketball Tournament will be
Feb. 18 - 20. Games will be
played at various high schools
throughout Greenville and Pitt
County. For more information
about times and locations, call
Bridal expo
The Eastern Carolina Bridal
Association is holding a bridal
expo Feb. 19 - 20 at the Greenville
Convention Center. Let experts
answer all your wedding questions
from start to finish for your very
special day. View fashions to
accommodate your style. Contact
Early music ensemble
The ECU School of Music is
hosting this event Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.
in St. Paul's Episcopal Church,
401 East Fourth Street. For more
information, call 752-3482.
No bond reduction for woman
charged with poisoning husband
RALEIGH, NC - A Wake County
judge has refused to reduce the $3
million bond for a woman accused
in the arsenic poisoning death of her
husband more than four years ago.
During a brief hearing Tuesday,
Superior Court Judge Donald
Stephens refused to change Ann
Miller Kontz's bond despite her
attorneys' pleas that her family cannot
afford to post more than about
Stephens said he would allow Kontz
to be transferred from the Wake
County Jail to the North Carolina
Correctional Institution for Women.
Prosecutor Rebecca Holt said the
district attorney's office would not
challenge the move.
Defense attorneys want to move
Kontz because they have had trouble
meeting with her at the jail to prepare
their case. They also said she needs
to be able to review thousands of
documents leading up to her first-
degree murder trial, which Stephens
has scheduled to begin in January.
Stephens said he might reconsider
the bond issue if the trial is delayed.
It's unclear when Kontz could be
moved, though defense attorney
Wade Smith said he hoped to have an
order ready within a few days.
Judge's ruling may shut down
red-light camera use In High Point
GREENSBORO, NC - High Point will
probably suspend use of red-light
cameras after a judge ruled Tuesday
that the county schools are entitled
to 90 percent of the fines collected
through the program.
High Point is appealing the ruling
of Superior Court Judge A. Moses
Massey. The outcome could shut
down red-light camera use statewide
since municipalities say most of the
money generated by the cameras is
needed for expenses.
As a result of the ruling, High Point
could have to pay the schools $1.3
million to $1.5 million.
That's money we don't have High
Point Mayor Becky Smothers said.
High Point's contract with Peek Traffic,
which runs the program, obligates
the city to pay $27 to $35 for every
$50 citation collected. The city will
lose money if forced to also pay the
school district an additional $45 for
each citation.
"I'm pretty sure we'll probably suspend
the program Smothers said.
The city is negotiating with Peek
Traffic about terminating its contract,
which is due for renewal in March,
City Attorney Fred Baggett said.
The ruling stems from a 2001 lawsuit
filed by High Point resident Henry
Shavitz, who had been cited and
refused to pay the $50 fine.
Jackson to hospital with
flu - jury selection delayed
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Jury selection in
Michael Jackson's child-molestation
case was delayed for the second
time in two weeks, after the pop
superstar was taken to an emergency
room with flu-like symptoms.
Judge Rodney S. Melville on Tuesday
delayed jury selection until Feb. 22,
saying - "He has all the symptoms
that we all have when we have the flu
Jackson was being treated for a "flu-
like illness with some vomiting Dr.
Chuck Merrill said Tuesday during
a brief news conference at Marian
Medical Center, about five hours after
Jackson's illness was announced in
court by the judge.
"He's in stable condition and we
expect a full recovery said Merrill,
who would not answer questions.
Jackson's brother Randy told reporters
the pop singer would spend the night
in the hospital.
Earlier, as potential jurors filed
into the courtroom - including a
few who were scolded by bailiffs for
being late - Jackson's seat remained
empty. Nearly 20 minutes after the
singer was scheduled to arrive,
College Democrats hold
tsunami relief fundraiser
The ECU College Democrats are holding a tsunami
relief fundraiser this week in the Wright Plaza from 10
am - 2 p.m. Students can win gift certificates from
various businesses throughout Greenville.
from page A1
Off-campus students can
begin sign-up Feb. 21 and will be
awarded the same incentives.
Newman does not feel these
incentives will compete with sur-
rounding area housing.
"The changes and incentives
offered by Campus Living are not
a result of increased competition
among apartment complexes in
the Greenville area Newman
"Campus Living offers a
unique living and dining expe-
rience that is truly an easy
living lifestyle. The changes
are a result of adapting and
rewarding those who choose the
campus lifestyle and to better fit
the constantly changing desires
of students
The people at Campus Liv-
ing's ultimate goal is to give
better service, more options and
variety in an easy living lifestyle
that offers a less stressful college
Currently, Campus Living
has approximately 5,000 living
spaces available.
This will increase by 480
spaces with the addition of the
new College Hill residence hall
in fall 2006.
Each year, approximately
3,500 new first-year students
enter the LCU system.
Many students feel this will
provide for great opportunity
for the campus to attract more
students back to campus dorms.
"I think it's an excellent
marketing strategy that Campus
Living Is trying to pull said
Summer Choudhury, sopho-
more philosophy and biology
"However people who have
their mind set on living off
campus are going to do so
regardless. Breaking the plan
down to it's core, $100 in text-
books covers maybe one book.
That's not a lot
The Campus Living cam-
paign and its incentives end
Feb. 28.
This writer can be reached at
(") Campus
Any student or parent can
contact the Campus Living
office located on first floor
Jones Hall by calling ECU-HOME
(328-46631 weekdays from 8
a.m. - 5 p.m. or online at ecu.
Campus Living has created a
special Web site to deliver the
"Campus Life Is Easy Living"
message, ft Is designed to answer
any questions concerning
the sign-up campaign. Visit
ecu.edueasylivlng for more
Melville announced that Jackson had
been taken to a hospital.
Corroded roof of bus
contributed to crash
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Shoddy
repairs made to a tour bus allowed
corrosion to weaken the vehicle's roof,
contributing to a crash in October
that killed 15 people traveling to a
Mississippi casino, transportation
officials said Tuesday.
The bus was carrying 30 people from
Chicago to casinos in Mississippi
when it went off the road and
overturned on Oct. 9 in eastern
Arkansas. During the crash, the bus'
roof peeled upward, and all but one of
the people aboard were thrown into a
grassy area near Interstate 55.
Sometime before the crash, the bus
had been damaged by a garage
fire. Replacement roof panels were
riveted and glued on both sides of
the bus, but many of the rivets were
misaligned, according to the National
Transportation Safety Board.
"The new holes were not aligned
with the old holes the agency said.
An inspection "revealed corrosion of
several pillars and roof rails along
both sides
The NTSB said previously that
sheet metal was glued and riveted to
the roof, adding 600 to 700 pounds
to the bus' weight and changing its
center of gravity.
The report also found that the bus
was traveling 70 mph when it left the
roadway. The speed limit was 65 mph
on that stretch of I-55, about 25 miles
north of Memphis, Tenn.
Shllte leaders meet In
to discuss new government
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Members of the
winning Shiite political alliance
met to discuss forming a new
government Wednesday, and the
leading candidate for prime minister
was a family doctor who spent many
years in exile.
Front-runner Ibrahim al-Jaafari,
the current vice president, visited
Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim, the alliance's
leader, at his Baghdad office to
discuss the pending announcement
of the alliance's candidate to
be prime minister.
Shortly after he left, his main rival,
former Pentagon favorite Ahmad
Chalabi, arrived for talks. Chalabi,
58, who left Iraq as a teen, fell out
of favor with Washington last year
after claims he passed intelligence
information to Iran.
Chalabi, a secular Shiite, led the
Iraqi National Congress, an umbrella
for groups that included Iraqi exiles,
Kurds and Shiites. Much of the
intelligence his group supplied on
Iraq's alleged weapons of mass
destruction programs failed to pan out.
Hussein al-Mousawi, a spokesman
for the Shiite Political Council, an
umbrella group for 38 Shiite political
parties, has said Chalabi most likely
would be the next prime minister
because he has broad support
beyond the Sistani-backed United
Iraqi Alliance.
The race to be the Shiites' pick for
prime minister narrowed Tuesday,
when Adel Abdul Mahdi, who has
close ties to Iran, dropped out.
A close aide to Grand Ayatollah Ali
al-Sistani, who almost guaranteed the
United Iraqi Alliance's victory when
he endorsed it, said "the grand cleric
has the final say" as to who will be
the candidate.
The Kurdish parties have apparently
agreed to support the alliance's
candidate for prime minister in return
for the presidency.
Hundreds of thousands
join funeral for slain leader
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Mourners holding
banners saying "Syria Out crowded
around the flag-draped coffin of
former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, and
his family warned the pro-Damascus
government to stay away Wednesday
as hundreds of thousands of people
turned his funeral into a spontaneous
rally against Syria.
Along the funeral route through
downtown Beirut, the Lebanese
flag was hung from balconies and
pictures were posted of Hariri, who
was assassinated Monday by a
massive car bomb that also killed
16 others.
Angry mourners shouted insults
at Syrian President Bashar Assad
to "remove your dogs from Beirut"
- a reference to Syrian intelligence
agents, part of an overall contingent
of 15,000 troops deployed here since
Suspicions over Syrian involvement
in Hariri's death further charged the
atmosphere, and pressure mounted
from abroad to find his killers, with
Washington recalling its ambassador
from Syria and the U.N. Security
Council demanding justice.
William Burns, an assistant secretary
of state for Middle East affairs who
attended the funeral, renewed a call
for Syria to withdraw its troops.
"Mr. Hariri's death should give - in
fact it must give - renewed Impetus
to achieving a free, independent
and sovereign Lebanon Burns said
after a meeting later in the day with
Lebanese Foreign Minister Mahmoud
Hammod. "And what that means
is the immediate and complete
implementation of the U.N. security
resolution 1559, and what that means
is the complete and immediate
withdrawal by Syria of all of its forces
in Lebanon
Washington accuses Syria of aiding
anti-Israeli militants and supporting
insurgents in Iraq.
In a sign of Hariri's popularity and
his ability to reach across Lebanon's
often-volatile divisions, Sunni Muslim
clerics, Druse leaders in white turbans
and ordinary Lebanese Shiites and
Christians all marched in the funeral.
Hariri, credited with rebuilding post-
civil war Lebanon, was a Sunni Arab.
Breaking with Islamic tradition,
hundreds of weeping women waving
white handkerchiefs joined men in
the march.
from page A1
cific information on the different
opportunities available to them.
Applications will also be available
for students who are able to find
an organization in which they
are interested.
Students who are undecided
can also benefit from the event.
There will be general information
offered, and employers will be
explaining what their organiza-
tion has to offer to assist them
in deciding what they may want
to pursue as a career.
"They can do some career
exploration and talk with these
employers about what their jobs
are like McAtee said.
"My hope is students get out
of it what they're seeking
McAtee said in past career
fair events, both students and
employers'have been overall
appreciative and supportive. The
events have only been improving
as more students become aware of
what is offered and the benefits
they can receive.
McAtee said past employers
have indicated ECU's career fairs
are the best they have attended.
"They jemployers) love how
well it's organized, attended and
the variety of students they see
McAtee said.
Preparation is the key for
having a successful career fair.
McAtee encourages all students
to come to the SPD office to
make an appointment with a
career coach, have their resume
critiqued and have a general
discussion about networking
and gathering information from
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Professor authors book on enameling Reading ,row officer hw�
An department births
The Art of Enameling"
An ECU professor is expe-
riencing great success with a
new how-to book released last
Linda Darty, head of the
metals program, professor
and recipient of the Lifetime
Achievement Award from the
Enamelist Society, released a
how-to book on enameling,
the art of carving and paint-
ing glass and the various forms
enameling takes.
The book, The Art of Enam-
eling, is a detailed and infor-
mative look at the rich history
and beautiful art enameling
has to offer.
"1 wrote it because I have
never had a textbook to teach
with said Darty.
"I teach workshops all over
the place and I am always
typing handouts, so I had all
this information organized for
years. I finally decided to put
the images together
The book offers a compre-
hensive instructional guide on
the practices and techniques
of successful enameling. It
is divided into three parts
detailing the fundamentals of
enameling, the various forms
of specialized enameling and
a look at projects and various
pieces of art complete with
step-by-step instructions.
The Art of Enameling is
detailed enough to be used
in the college classroom, yet
maintains accessibility for
the average reader who knows
little about enameling. Both
Northern Illinois University
and the University of North
Texas have adopted the book
for their enameling curricu-
lum, while Barnes and Noble
stores carry the book for the
common reader.
"It's kind of a how-to book,
but also an appreciation book,
so hopefully people know what
enameling is Darty said.
"Enameling has been
around since the 13th century
B.C but people still don't nec-
essarily know what it is
The book, though just
recently published, is the result
of Darty's passion and love for
the art. She was instrumental
in bringing the enameling
department to ECU and is
thankful of what ECU has to
offer on the subject.
"I think ECU has a pretty
amazing slide library of enam-
els Darty said.
"We are unique in that
we are one of the few schools
in this country that has an
emphasis on enameling
Not only has the book
brought further recognition to
the school of art and design, it
has further cemented Darty's
contribution to contemporary
"I have gotten lots of posi-
tive feedback Darty said.
"A lot of universities are
accepting it for use as their
Darty's book is currently
ranked 18,502 on the Barnes
and Noble sales chart, surpass-
ing works from popular authors
like Tom Clancy. At a book
signing in Chicago, The Art of
Enameling sold 200 copies in
two days.
"I think it is a real contribu-
tion to the field Darty said.
That sentiment is echoed
by many of the students and
professors at ECU.
Timothy Lazure, assistant
professor in the school of art
and design, thought the book
was a success.
"The book is great it Is
very informative reading said
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counting Math 0001 or 0045), you are required to complete the
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Lazure, with no prior expe-
rience with enamel, was able
to make his own stylized dish
with the step-by-step instruc-
tions Darty provided.
Lindsy Hardin, a student in
the metals program, also raved
about the book.
"It is one of the most impor-
tant enameling books there is
said Hardin.
Another student, Barbara
Hutchins, commented on
a non-artistic aspect of the
"It really makes you relate
to the history of metal work-
ing and enameling said
Although Darty Is the
author of the book, she made
it clear that without the staff
and students in the school of
art and design, the book would
never have been as successful
as it is today.
"I'm proud of it. I am glad
that it is out there Darty said.
Darty's book is currently
available at and
Barnes and Noble, and will be
available in the Dowdy Student
Store shortly.
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did attend.
"When we find even one
student knows something they
didn't know, its been successful
Turner said.
"1 think several students have
learned more than they knew
An upcoming event Turner
said he would like the ECU
community to be aware of is the
art exhibit, featuring a personal
collection of famed photogra-
pher Moneta Sleet Jr, an artist and
photographer of the Civil Rights era.
ISalma Kahn contributed to this
This writer can be contacted at
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Black Student Union Reclaim
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Klan-Destlne Relationships
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ferent regions.
Sigurdardottir said gauging
the effectiveness of the trip
will take time due to the fact
that many of the students who
showed interest in attending ECU
were freshmen and sophomores.
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THURSDAY February 17, 2005
Our View
Many ECU students don't
show their support
From the many events TEC has attended this
year that were cancelled or shortened due to
a lack of student involvement, it's beginning to
look like a large group of ECU students stopped
caring about anything of importance.
Last semester, a march was scheduled for
sexual assault awareness. It is such an awful
problem that must receive as much recognition
as possible, yet no one showed up.
The people responsible for the event went. A
photographer and a reporter from TEC went, as
well as a photographer from The Daily Reflector,
but not one student.
One of the largest audiences of the year - The
Vagina Monologues - those who attended
didn't even interact with the performers as they
had in previous years.
TEC feels most educational events on campus
are ignored by a majority of students. Members
of campus organizations do not bother to show
up to meetings half the time and many profes-
sors have to make attending educational events
a requirement in order for students to go.
There must be something ECU students care
about other than dollar pitcher night down-
town. Those are great too, but what is it going
to take to get students to show support for
issues that concern the university? The state?
The world?
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for the tsunami victims: Thank you. For all the
members of SGA and the Student Senate, both
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Student Union and all other organizations who
have tried to make a difference, thank you for
making our school a better place.
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a few years at this institution and there is no
time like the present to get involved. It's up to the
students to make ECU what it is - an institution
of higher learning, not simply a party school.
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Drug enforcement laws cripple penal system
Marijuana should be swept
under the proverbial rug
When 1 was 17-years-old, the long
arm of the law unceremoniously
embraced me. While attending a
party, 1 was arrested for possession of a
controlled substance (marijuana) and
sentenced to probation and community
service, a sentence that was due, in large
part, to my status as a minor.
1 received the expected reaction of
vicious punishment from my parents,
spending the next 10 Saturdays chop-
ping wood before the sun came up and
being completely stripped of even the
most basic social allowances. School,
work, home. School, work, home. That
was my routine, i was never angry at
my parents for their reaction, but there
was one issue which came into focus
for me about two weeks later, cast-
ing serious doubts on my faith in the
American judicial system and forcing
me to ponder the true meaning of the
word "justice
The event which cast me into
the black abyss of frustration and
judicial impotence some time later
would forever shape my ideas about
the moral implications of drug
use and punishment and how badly
those social boundaries need to
be changed. As is not uncommon in
the halls of high schools across the
nation, a fight broke out between
several students. When it was all
over, one of the boys had received
serious internal injuries from being
repeatedly kicked by his assailants and
spent the next month in a hospital
bed. The two attackers were promptly
arrested and escorted from the prem-
ises by police. As he was the son of a
local attorney, the ringleader (for the
purposes of this exercise lets call him
Sam) quickly disposed of his case and
was sentenced to no probation, no jail
time and less community service than
I had received.
I was dumbfounded. How could
someone who had inflicted possibly
life-threatening injuries on a fellow stu-
dent be given a more lenient sentence
in a court of law than someone who
had simply been caught with a small
quantity of marijuana? The ridiculous-
ness of that situation prompted me to
do some research into the matter. What
I found was alarming.
Our national penal system is
absolutely clogged with non-violent
drug offenders, most of whom have
been convicted of simple possession.
In 2004, the Federal Bureau of Prisons
reported that 54.1 percent of all inmates
were convicted of drug-related charges.
Prisons are staggeringly overcrowded
and the United States, the land of
the free, boasts the worlds largest
prison population at more than two
million persons currently incarcerated,
hundreds of thousands of those for
simple possession offenses or other non-
violent crimes. And since marijuana
is the most popular illicit substance
in America today, a large percent-
age of those convictions are for the
possession, or distribution of mari-
There exists in American culture
today a great stigma about marijuana.
Though cigarettes (the greatest single
Bain on public health in American
history) and alcohol are responsible for
the deaths of hundreds of thousands
of people every year, both industries
are represented in Congress by power-
ful lobbies, essentially guaranteeing
that the two most dangerous legal
substances will continue to permeate
our society, while marijuana is demon-
ized as the "gateway" drug, which will
enslave our children and fund the
proliferation of international terrorism
(those are by far the funniest commer-
cials on television today).
It is true that most individuals who
end up as crack heads or heroin addicts
begin their journey down the road of
drug dependency with marijuana, but
not for the reasons that are often stated
by the Office of Drug Control Policy
and the rest of the federal establish-
ment. In fact, the statistic that is often
excluded from the propaganda about
marijuana as a gateway drug is that
most people begin their saga of drug
addiction not with marijuana, but
with nicotine. Unfortunately, due to
the bottomless pockets of the tobacco
industry, that little tidbit is all too
often left out of the arguments about
the evils of marijuana. Unlike alcohol,
which remains the only drug whose
withdrawal can cause death, marijuana
has never directly killed anyone. There
is no record of someone overdosing on
marijuana and its effects are far less pro-
found than, say, drinking a six-pack.
And as for the argument about
funding international terrorism when-
ever you smoke a joint, the fact remains
that for some time now the majority of
the marijuana smoked in this country is
also grown in this country, and if not,
is smuggled in from Canada or Mexico
- those world-renowned exporters of
state-funded terrorism. Buying heroin
might support rebel governments in
Asia, or snorting cocaine could line
the pockets of narco-terrorists in South
and Central America, but the idea that
a few kids smoking marijuana should
bear some responsibility for terrorism
is not only irresponsible, it is simply
All in all, marijuana is one of the
most benign drugs available to the
American public today. Not physically
addicting like nicotine, alcohol or opi-
ates, marijuana, in my opinion, should
not be legalized. Legalization would
pose a great number of other questions,
tax issues and so forth - so instead, 1
am an advocate for decriminalization.
In Canada, if you are caught by police
with a small amount of marijuana for
personal use, you receive the equiva-
lent of a parking ticket. Small fines,
no permanent records, end of discus-
sion. It frees up space in the prisons
for violent criminals and provides the
government with a new and constant
flow of revenue.
The simple fact remains that
the punishments need to fit the
crimes In this country, and no
pot smoker deserves prison. Jail
does not reform anyone, only
turns people into more effective c
riminals. Let's focus our attention on
real problems, not continue to ruin
the lives of innocent people for the
simple fact that they chose to smoke
In My Opinion
Prius patriots: Conservatives give up their gas hogs
(KRT) � Since when do right-wing Besides, where do you think the Saudis learn to conserve energy, to live within
l,llt It , . , An � I I � I it. M� 4kBPnH A-n I I . � . � Im m m J m � . �. ll I 1 !
(KRT) � Since when do right-wing
Washington he-men drive Priuses
the compact Toyota hybrid cars that
get an estimated 60 mpg on the high-
way? Aren't those supposed to be the
cars of choice for pale-faced tree-hug-
gers and liberal college professors
too timid to roar down the highway
in an eight-cylinder SUV? How come
some prominent neo-conservative
hawks have been spotted motoring
along the Beltway behind the wheel
of a Prius?
Patriotism, that's why. Former CIA
Director Jim Woolsey and defense
analyst Frank Gaffney, both backers of
the Iraq war, have come to realize that
the national security of the United
States depends on freeing ourselves
from dependency on Mideast oil.
Driving gas guzzlers keeps our nation
in debt to the kinds of regimes that do
not have our best interests at heart.
Besides, where do you think the Saudis
have acquired the money to spread
Islamic extremism and the terrorism
it engenders worldwide? Largely from
American consumers.
These conservatives know that oil
industry experts predict the world's
petroleum output will peak sometime
in the next decade - this at a time when
India and China are rapidly expanding
their industrial economies, making
the global competition for increas-
ingly scarce oil supplies more fierce.
Barring some miracle, the price of oil
will rocket skyward in the coming
years and decades. The days of cheap
fossil fuels are gone for good. As Gaff-
ney put it recently, weaning ourselves
from foreign oil is "a national security
A generation ago, President Jimmy
Carter gave a memorable televised
address in which he urged the nation to
learn to conserve energy, to live within
limits, in order to break our depen-
dency on oil-producing thugocracies.
The speech was a disaster - it's now
remembered as the "malaise" speech
- and no American president since then
has ever proposed the same sensible
policies. Rather, as historian Andrew
Bacevich points out, every president
has made defending our oil supply Pri-
ority No. 1 in the Middle East.
If Americans are unwilling to make
personal sacrifices like Gaffney and
Woolsey are making, argues Bacevich,
then they will fight war after war in the
21st century. Bacevich is no peacenik,
but a conservative who understands
the gravity of the situation facing the
nation he loves. Conservatives are
becoming gas conservationists not for
the sake of Mother Earth, but for the
sake of America.
Three cheers for the Prius patriots.
Pirate Rant
How do you give up a seven-
point lead with two minutes left
in the game? If you ask me, I
think our basketball team needs
to learn how to finish a game
instead of letting it slip away.
Why did Kyle Billings make
no mention of Melissa Etheridge
in his article about the Gram-
my's? Not only did she honor
what I would consider one of the
greatest female artists ever (Janis
Joplin), she did it bald undergo-
ing treatment for breast cancer.
What the hell is this jungle
everyone is talking about?
I am a veteran and my spouse
is active duty. I think I provided
enough respect for the country
that was not able to defend itself
on 911 and that supports in kill-
ing our children, spouses, parents
for an idealistic and pointless
war that brings Iraq closer to
theocratic Iran than to American
What is up with the kids ages
10 and under running around the
library at night? I thought this
was a university library, not one
for little boys and girls to come in
and get on the computer to listen
to the newest Mario song.
It became normal to ask
if a woman's breasts are real
when every girl decided to wear
miraclewater bras. I am so bom-
barded with large breasts they
don't even make an impact any-
more. It sucks to get home and
realize that half the breast is still
in the bra. That is false advertis-
ing ladies.
George Bush isn't dumb eh?
So when your own fuzzy math
makes the national debt soar,
when you get the lowest possible
score on a pilot aptitude test,
you've lost jobs, you refuse to
admit any mistakes on the job,
you reward incompetence by
promoting failures, you refuse
to enforce United States trade
policies and cost NC jobs, you lie
to the American people about a
war waged on false pretenses and
because of you, 1,500 soldiers
died and 10,000 soldiers were
wounded for nothing. Some-
how this all reflects some kind
of intelligence? I don't respect
incompetence. No one in this
country should either.
Wanna know why Eagles'
fans are crying? Because they
could have beaten the crap out
of the "field goal" dynasty but
instead got out-coached and
outplayed down the stretch.
You heard it here first - it will
be the Panthers vs. Eagles in the
NFC championship game next
year and the Panthers will get
revenge against the Patriots in
Super Bowl 40.
Why can't there be more
uplifting and benign rants?
This rant is for the self-righ-
teous individual who claimed
that Democrats are causing the
moral decay of this nation by sup-
porting the "killing of innocent
children Let me remind you
that the stand is "pro-choice
not "pro-Death Stop trying to
push your lofty Christian agenda
on those simply trying to think
for themselves.
To all of you who have a better
car than my 1994 Saturn (which
is most of you), I have decided
that I am going to go ahead and
let you hit me. I will no longer
dodge you just because your car
is prettier and faster than mine.
So the next time you cut me off at
7:30 a.m. trying to get your kid to
school (yeah I'm talking to you,
Miss White Lexus) or the next
time we're both driving opposite
directions on one of those roads
off Fifth Street, be ready to pay
for my new car because I am not
going to almost kill myself trying
to get out of your way so you can
have the road to yourself.
I can't wait until Spring Break.
To me it means the semester is
half over and I am closer to get-
ting rid of my current professors.
There is nothing worse than a
lazy person except a lazy person
that has every excuse in the book
as to why they are not lazy.
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an anonymous way for students and
staff in the ECU community to voice
their opinions. Submissions can be
submitted anonymously online at, or e-
mailed to editor@theeastcarolinian.
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Paul Shanley looks up during his sentencing.
BOSTON (AP) � Defrocked
priest Paul Shanley, a central
figure in the Boston Archdiocese
clergy sex abuse scandal, was
sentenced Tuesday to 12 to 15
years in prison for raping a boy
repeatedly in the 1980s, some-
times in a church confessional.
"It is difficult to imagine a
more egregious misuse of trust
and authority Judge Stephen
Neel said in imposing the term.
But he turned aside a prosecutor's
request for a life sentence.
Shanley, 74, once known for
a being a hip "street priest" who
reached out to troubled children
and homosexuals, was convicted
last week of two counts each of
child rape and indecent assault
and battery on a child.
He will be eligible for parole
after serving two-thirds of his sen-
tence, or eight years. He was also
sentenced to 10 years' probation.
The case hinged on the reli-
ability of the accuser's memories
of the abuse, which he said he
recovered three years ago as
the clergy sex abuse scandal
unfolded in the media.
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recommended a life sentence,
saying Shanley used his position
of authority to gain the trust of
the boys he then molested.
"He used his collar and he
used his worshipped status in
that community said Rooney.
"There has been no remorse
shown on the part of this defen-
dant. There has been no accep-
tance of responsibility
Shanley's lawyer, Frank Mon-
dano, did not suggest a specific
term, but asked Neel to allow
Shanley to serve his sentence
in a county lockup rather than
state prison. The judge refused.
Another notorious pedophile
priest, John Geoghan, was killed
in a Massachusetts state prison,
allegedly by a fellow inmate.
Mondano said the prosecu-
tion's case was built on "vilifica-
tion, half truths and lies He has
said he plans to appeal.
Among the spectators who
packed the courtroom for Shan-
iey's sentencing hearing were
other people who accused Shan-
ley of sexually abusing them but
were not part of the criminal
case. As Shanley was led from the
courtroom in handcuffs, they
burst into applause and one man
called out "Goodbye
Victims of abusive priests and
their advocates were pleased by the
sentence, saying it could amount
to life in prison given Shan-
ley's age and a heart condition.
"The important thing is that
he's off the streets said David
.Clohessey, national director
of the Survivors Network of
Those Abused by Priests. "We're
relieved and grateful and believe
Massachusetts is a safer place
because of this decision
Shanley's accuser, now a 27-
year-old firefighter in a suburb
of Boston, said the former priest
would pull him from Sunday
morning catechism classes at St.
Jean's parish in Newton and rape
and fondle him. The abuse began
in 1983, when he was six years old,
and continued for six years, he said.
Rooney read a written state-
ment by Shanley's accuser.
"I want him to die in prison
the man's statement said. "I hope
it is slow and painful
The accuser's wife addressed
Shanley in court, saying "no
words can ever explain my dis-
gust for you. You are a coward.
You hid behind God
"You robbed my little boy of his
innocence the accuser's father
told Shanley. "You destroyed
his understanding of good
and bad and right and wrong
During the trial, the accuser
broke down on the witness stand
as he described in graphic detail
being abused by Shanley in a
church bathroom, rectory, con-
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Intelligence Minister Ali Yunesi visits a museum in Tehran.
Iran claims U.S.
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United States has been flying spy
drones over Iran's nuclear sites,
Intelligence Minister Ali Yunesi
said Wednesday, responding for
the first time to reports of Ameri-
can unmanned surveillance craft
over Iran.
"Most of the shining objects
that our people see in Iran's
airspace are American spying
equipment used to spy on Iran's
nuclear and military facilities
the minister told reporters.
His remarks supported a
report Sunday in The Washington
Post that quoted unnamed U.S.
officials as saying the drones have
been flying over Iran for nearly a
year to seek evidence of nuclear
weapons programs.
The newspaper said the
drones had been leaving from
U.S. military bases in Iraq and
were equipped with air filters
designed to pick up traces of
nuclear activity.
"U.S. spying activities over
Iranian airspace have been going
since a long time ago Yunesi said.
"These activities won't reveal
anything to them Yunesi said of
the Americans. "That's to say, it
won't give them anything new
"Our nuclear activities are
open and very transparent. Our
military activities are all legal
Yunesi said. I le spoke while visit-
ing a prison for dissidents under
the Shah that has been turned
into a museum.
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force was ordered to shoot down
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meet our fire and will be shot
down. We possess the necessary
equipment to confront them
Yunesi said.
Last month, Yunesi said
the United States had been
conducting aerial surveil-
lance, but he didn't men-
tion drones or nuclear sites.
Iranian media has been
gripped by a kind of "flying
object" fever with dozens of
reported sightings in recent
weeks. State-run media has
reported numerous sightings of
unknown objects flying over
parts of Iran where nuclear facili-
ties are located.
The objects were spotted
near Natanz - which has a ura-
nium enrichment plant - and
Isfahan, which has a facility for
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clusion to an agonizing cus-
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Smiling with relief, Jenita
Jeyarajah took the baby, dressed
in blue, from a doctor's arms in a
courtroom packed with onlook-
ers after the judge said DNA
tests confirmed the baby is her
4-month-old son Abilass.
"Look how happy he Is! He
knows the scent of his parents
gushed the father, Murugupillai
Jeyarajah. "After returning to us,
he still hasn't cried
The couple went straight from
the court to a Hindu temple to
give thanks for their son's return
and smash a coconut in ritual ful-
fillment of a vow. Relatives joined
them, chanting prayers and rais-
ing their hands in worship as the
father carried the child around
the shrine.
It was just the first of many
temples the couple planned to
visit Wednesday.
The relieved parents also
paid a brief visit to the rubble
of their home, where the raging
waters snatched the boy from his
mother's arms on Dec. 26.
He was later found on a beach
among bodies and debris and
taken to the Kalmunai hospital.
Baby 81, so-called because he
was the day's 81st admission, was
quickly claimed by nine couples,
including thejeyarajahs, symbol-
izing the anguish of thousands
of families who lost children in
the disaster.
Later Wednesday, thejeyara-
Abilass Jeyarajah, or baby 81
jahs reached their temporary
residence - a modest, concrete,
one-story house where Jenlta's
aunt lives with her family.
The baby was put in a small
cot on the tiled living room floor,
while the parents entertained
a sea of visitors and proudly
showed their son. Abilass sported
a "mottu" on his forehead - a
black stain to ward off evil that
was painted by nurses in the
hospital. His name is rooted in
the Sanskrit word "abhilasha
meaning aspiration or desire.
The excitement overwhelmed
Murugupillai's father, 60-year-
old Sinnaphurai, who fainted
in the courtroom and had to be
taken to the same hospital where
his grandson had stayed.
The Jeyarajahs initially
couldn't prove he was theirs
, is seen shortly after being
because their home and family
records were swept away by the
The hospital refused to release
the baby until the matter was
settled in court although the
other couples never pursued their
It has been a wrenching seven
weeks for the couple.
Forbidden to even pick up
their son, the Jeyarajahs at one
point barged into the hospital
to get the baby and were briefly
detained after a scuffle with the
staff. The parents then threat-
ened to commit suicide unless
the baby was returned to them.
On Feb. 8, the couple and
the baby traveled separately to a
Colombo clinic for DNA testing,
paid for by UNICEF.
At Wednesday's court pro-
reunited with her parents.
ceedings, Kalmunai Judge M.P.
Mohaideen officially declared
the couple to be the boy's par-
ents, apologized for the incon-
venience and wished Abilass a
prosperous future.
Murugupillai, a barber, said
he planned to stay with Abilass
for several days before returning
to work.
"1 want to teach my child well
and bring him up as any other
parents would Murugupillai
told The Associated Press, cra-
dling the boy in his arms.
According to U.N. estimates,
children accounted for a stag-
gering 40 percent, or 12,000, of
Sri Lanka's tsunami death toll
of nearly 31,000. About 1,000
children were orphaned by the
tsunami and another 3,200 lost
one parent.
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Local Concerts:
Hoobastank will be playing at the
House of Blues in Myrtle Beach,
SC Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. Doors open
at 7 p.m. and tickets range from
$17.50 -19.50.
Bowling for Soup, featuring
American Hi-Fi, MC Lars and the
Riddlin Kids will be at the Lincoln
Theatre Feb 17.
Rascal Flatts featuring Blake
Shelton will be at the Colonial
Center in Columbia, SC Saturday,
Feb. 19. The show starts at 8
Jimmy Buffett will be at the Charlotte
Coliseum Wednesday, Feb. 23.
Interpol featuring Blonde Redhead
will be at the Disco Rodeo in
Raleigh Sunday, Feb. 27.
Universoul Circus will be
performing at the Alltel Pavilion
in Raleigh, March 8 - 13 at 7:30
Elvis Costello and The Imposters
will be at the Grady Cole Center
in Charlotte March 8.
The Juliana Theory will be at Cat's
Cradle in Carrboro Wednesday,
March 9.
The Eagles will be performing at
the RBC Center in Raleigh March
11. The show starts at 8 p.m.
Reba McEntire and Brad Paisley
will be in Raleigh Sunday, April
17. The location has yet to be
Ani DiFranco will be at the Carolina
Theatre in Greensboro April 23.
Kenny Chesney will be at the
Colonial Center in Columbia, SC
Saturday, April 23.
Low Carb New York Rlcotta
24 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup extra-fine whole milk ricotta
12 cup sour cream
1 f2 cups sugar substitute (Splenda)
13 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon no sugar added vanilla
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 eggs
3 egg yolks
Special Equipment:
1 (8-inch) springform cake pan
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Spray the springform pan with nonstick
vegetable oil cooking spray. Set aside.
In a shallow roasting pan big enough
to fit the cake pan, pour about 1-inch
of water and place it on the center
rack of the oven to preheat. In the bowl
of an electric mixer, beat softened
cream cheese, ricotta, sour cream
and sugar substitute on low speed for
about 1 minute until well blended. In
a separate bowl, using a wire whisk,
mix heavy cream, vanilla, lemon juice,
eggs and egg yolks until blended.
Turn the mixer on medium speed,
and slowly pour the egg mixture into
the cream cheese mixture. Beat just
until blended and then turn off - be
careful not to over-whip. Pour barter
into the greased springform pan.
Place pan into the heated water bath.
Bake for 15 minutes and then lower
the oven temperature to 275 degrees
F. Continue baking for 1 12 hours, or
until top is light golden brown and
cake Is pulling away from the sides
of the pan. Turn the oven off when
finished cooking and leave the cake
in the oven to cool for 3 more hours.
(This will keep the cake nice and tall.)
Then remove cake and refrigerate
before serving. Serve chilled.
Grilled Honey Lime Chicken
1 lime, juiced
2 tablespoons honey
1 rounded teaspoon cumin
Cilantro, about 12 tablespoon
2 tablespoons oil
4 boneless skinless chicken breast
1 teaspoon grill seasoning
Toppings: lettuce, tomato, red onion
and sliced avocado
1 cup prepared salsa verde
4 crusty rolls, split
Combine first 5 ingredients in a
small bowl. Sprinkle chicken
with seasoning blend or salt and
pepper. Coat chicken in dressing
and set aside for 10 minutes.
Grill chicken on an indoor electric
grill for six to seven minutes on
each side or pan fry over medium
high heat in a large nonstick skillet
uncovered six minutes per side.
Slice chicken breasts on an angle
and pile meat roll bottoms. Top with
lettuce, tomato, red onion and sliced
avocado. Spread salsa on roll tops as
a condiment.
Serve the sandwiches with Five
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tortilla chips.
Fast food - the good,
the bad and the ugly
Fast food is as much a part
of American society as apple
pie. Its popularity has crossed
deserts and oceans and the world
is feeling its effects. Fast food is
convenient because most people
live life on the go but it's one
of the reasons why America is
becoming a "fat" country.
"In 2003, 15 states had obe-
sity prevalence rates of 15-19
percent - 31 states had rates of
20-24 percent - four states had
rates more than 25 percent
according to the National Center
' for Chronic Disease Prevention
and Health Promotion.
The percents of obesity preva-
lence have increased in the past
two years to astonishing levels.
Some of the main Causal factors
of obesity are an inactive life-
style, environmental factors and
behavior. Today, many people
seldom have time to cook a well
balanced meal and fast food has
become a way of life.
"The only good thing about
fast food is that it is right there,
you get it in five seconds and it is
convenient. It is very unhealthy
and fast food chains can get away
with it because people need to get
quick meals on the run. 1 like how
some places are trying to replace
certain items with healthy things
like Wendy's letting you get a side
salad or chili or a potato instead
of fries. There needs to be fast �
food places that actually serve
healthy food instead of strictly
burgers, fries and chicken said
Misty Mann, junior elementary
education major.
Many people blame fast food
restaurants on their health prob-
lems. In 2002, Caesar Barber,
a 272 pound 56 year old, filed
a lawsuit against McDonald's,
KF Wendy's and Burger King.
Barber claimed that he'd become
addicted to fast food since he
couldn't cook and because of it
suffered two heart attacks and
was diagnosed with diabetes over
a 30 year period.
In New York, the same year,
another case was filed by Gregory
Rhymes. Rhymes, a 15-year-old
boy, filed suit because he claimed
his addiction to McDonald's put
him at a weight of 400 pounds,
even though he wasn't very tall.
His mother believed McDonald's
didn't accurately describe the
levels of cholesterol, fat and salt
their food contained.
Fast food, mainly McDonald's,
was put in the spotlight by the
documentary Super Size Me this
year. Directed by and starring in
the movie was Morgan Spurlock.
The film documents many inter-
views Spurlock had with various
credible and non-credible sources
about the increase in America's
weight. Spurlock also shows the
horror of the fast food phenom-
enon by subjecting himself to
eating nothing but McDonald's
everyday, three times a day for
a month.
"Fast food is gross and of
course it's not healthy. I cook for
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blacking out. A 150-channel
satellite dish can be reduced
to just TV Land and Food TV.
Sheer curiosity will lead some
people to their first viewing of
a food show.
Once under the spell of the
Food Network, part of a net-
work that includes 80 million
United States' households and
4 million surfers, according
to the Food Network Web site,
addiction occurs. Programming
today on the Food Network
isn't just "mix this, whip this,
bake this for ten minutes and
enjoy" television. The shows
feature likeable personalities
who spend the airtime intro-
ducing you to the cultural
background of the food, or
the scientific makeup of the
food. Some of the shows are
solely about the backgrounds
of dishes and don't teach how
to make them.
Consider Emeril Lagasse,
a chef from Massachusetts
who now rivals Julia Child in
terms of image and fame. His
trademark "Bam and upbeat
attitude in the kitchen have
earned him fame beyond the
"Essence of Emeril" and "Emeril
Live" have turned him into a
personality so large, he even
starred as himself in a comedy
show for a few months on NBC
in 2001. Lagasse still works
with enormously popular live
shows where he cooks for the
audience, entertaining as well
as filling them.
The Food Network has
transformed the art of cook-
ing by putting aspects of the
industry out for a TV audience
to see. Following the Discov-
ery Channel and their behind
the motorcycle hit "American
Chopper the exposure has
generated far more interest in
the food industry. Food Net-
work welcomes viewers into the
kitchens of the world and shows
them ffaod with the depth of an
"E! True Hollywood Story
"Good Eats" and host Alton
Brown had an episode dealing
with macaroni and cheese,
entitled "For Whom the Cheese
Melts teaches how to find
the right cookware and ingre-
dients, as well as explaining
some of the science behind
the dish. The approach ofcthis -
show, mixed with some dry
yet chuckle-worthy comedy,
goes beyond the blue box and
turns anyone who watches into
a de-facto macaroni and cheese
As with any major televi-
sion network, Food Network
demographics. There's "The
Naked Chef" with chef Jamie
Oliver taking his act to the
streets, cooking food for friends
in a show that seems to aim
at the 20-something genera-
tion. For the kitchen-disabled
individual, there's "Food 911"
with host Tyler Florence, who
goes around teaching America's
helpless would-be cooks how
to make amazing dishes. To
serve the group that watches its
weight, "Cooking Thin" with
Kathleen Daelemans unveils
her weight-loss secrets, and
viewers should pay attention
- she lost 80 pounds on her
diet. Italians who crave the
best in Italian food should tune
to Mario Batali and his show,
"Ciao America Food Network
even serves up a sporting culi-
nary show, "Iron Chef which
serves as the battleground
between a seasoned cook (no
pun intended) and an ambi-
tious challenger. This show is
taped in Japan and broadcast
with English voiceovers and
the network recently adapted
an Americanized version in
Tracy May, freshman math
education major, happens to
enjoy a show called "$40 a
Day where host Rachael Ray
travels the world eating some of
the best food on only $40.
see EAT TV page B2
it up
Hispanic food
important to U.S.
Hispanic food is rapidly
becoming one of America's top
food choices. Ever wondered if
the restaurant you are eating at
offers authentic recipes? Truth
is, there is a different recipe for
every group, family and region
All Hispanic food is different and .
equally as mouthwatering as the
next. Some Hispanic foods have .
been Americanized, but only �
those who are familiar with
authentic food can distinguish .
one from another. There is no
right or wrong way to prepare
Hispanic foods, as long as it is
shared with your family.
The three largest groups in i
America are Cubans, Puerto
Ricans and Mexican. Hispanic ,
ingredients vary by regions or �
countries from beans to spices.
For example, Cuban food (much
similar to Puerto Rican food),
uses black peppers, oregano
and black beans, while Puerto
Ricans may use pigeon peas and
rice. Mexican food has more
Italian food, traditions, how
Americans adapt own ideas
Having a traditional
Italian meal
Everyone can think of at
least one Italian dish they love,
whether its pizza, spaghetti,
lasagna or chicken parmesean.
There is a dish for everyone to
choose from.
"I love Italian food said
Shannon Spence, sophomore
health education major.
"It tastes the best in Italy
That may be true, but not
many of us will be lucky enough
to travel to Italy and experience
the taste of traditional Italian
food. There is much more to Ital-
ian food than just the great taste,
Italian food is all about family,
traditions, values and culture.
In Italian culture, spending
time with your family consists of
sitting around the table having
a big meal. Good food is of great
importance to Italians and they
put a lot of time and effort into
making their dishes perfect.
Customarily lunch was the main
meal and families always ate
together, but unfortunately this
tradition is slowly disappear-
ing because people are working
longer hours and businesses are
no longer closing for lunch.
The main meal would nor-
mally consist of an appetizer,
pasta and a main course of meat
or fish. The appetizers are made
up of cold meats and vegetables
such as prosciutto (a type of
spiced ham), salami, olives and
artichoke hearts. Italy is a pro-
ducer of a lot of wine for export
and most of the time wine is
served with the meals.
Each region of Italy has its
own variations on pastas. In
the north, ribbon shaped pastas
served with cream sauces are the
see ITALIAN page B2
Asian food, style, culture combine locally
Traditional Asian
foods making way
into America
China. Japan. Korea. Viet-
nam. India. Food Isn't the first
thing that comes to mind when
these countries are mentioned.
Asian food has always been an
important part of both Asian
culture and their economy and
is quickly becoming a part of
American culture as well. Sushi
bars, Mongolian grills and Chi-
nese restaurants are just a few
examples of Asian food establish-
ments in Greenville alone.
Popular Asian meals consist
of fish, seeing as southeastern
Asia and Japan are bordered by
the Pacific and Indian Oceans,
but can also include meats like
chicken, beef and pork. Accord-
ing to a Northern Illinois Uni-
versity study, twice as much fish
is consumed in southeast Asia
than any other form of animal
protein. Rice is the most widely
used carbohydrate in Asia, which
has been harvested in the region
for centuries. Rice is used in most
every Asian meal.
Asian food is generally cooked
in a wok, a deep frying pan, and
all meats are chopped into small
pieces to make cooking faster.
Also, instead of using forks and
knives like most Western cul-
tures, chopsticks are used as
Asian utensils. Examples of Asian
food include stir fry, in which
vegetables and meat are mixed
with a variety of spices in a deep
wok and sushi, a mix of raw
fish andor vegetables wrapped
in seaweed and rice. Many East
Indian foods are spiced with
curry powder, which can be
added to any kind of meats or
For those of you who happen
to like cooking, Food Network
has a recipe for Asian spring rolls.
Begin by gathering rice paper,
a bowl of warm water, sprouts,
julienned carrots, julienned Napa
cabbage and julienned red pep-
pers. Dip the rice paper into the
bowl of warm water to soften it.
Then lay it out on a damp towel.
Arrange a few sprouts, carrots,
cabbage, red peppers on the
lower bottom of the rice paper.
Fold the right and left sides over
the filling and roll up tightly.
Place seam side down on serving
platter. This should make for an
enjoyable Asian treat.
There are many Asian stu-
dents on this campus who feel
food is a very intricate theme
in the lives of the healthy Asian
"My favorite Korean foods
are baechu kimchi, gimbap and
yaki mandu. My mom is Korean
and the best cook in the world. 1
can't go to Asian restaurants and
eat egg rolls because hers are so
much better said Nicholas Wal-
ters, senior industrial technology
This writer can be contacted at
Traditional meat, vegetables.
corn, wheat and pinto beans,
also considering down the road
adopting a little American ingre-
dients to their cuisine. Manyr
identify Hispanic food as spicy
and extremely hot, however mild
chili and peppers are usually
used as ingredients. In preparing
your own versions, the cuisine is
only as spicy as you make it.
Ethnic foods have many
cultural influences contributing
to Spanish cuisine, like many
European ingredients.
"Hispanic cultures have a big
influence on American foods
said Natali Justice, Chico's Mexi-
can Restaurant manager and
"Spanish food is the mother
of all foods, it's all like a big nu-lt-
ing pot said Miguel Hernandez
employer of El Ranchito Mexican
The support of Hispanic
foods has caused a major increase.
in both restaurant chains and
super markets. The more His-
panic food becomes a household I
'usual the more products and
restaurants there will be.
"Hispanic shoppers spend'
more on food purchases because �
of their large families and their'
home cooked meals accord
ing to the Hispanic American
Influence Web site. Hispanics
usually purchase fresh fruits and
vegetables from the market. Like
many other cultures, food is an
important aspect of all Hispanic .
cultures, therefore, the bigger the �
appetite, the healthier you are
considered to be.
So, what restaurants in1'
Greenville offer true authentic
Hispanic food? Try El Ranchito, �
located on 10th Street next to
"The top items on our menu jj
are quesadillas and sopa de polio ��
(chicken soup) Hernandei
said. - -�
If not try, El Tapatio, located �
on Arlington Boulevard.
"Our ingredients are all origi-
nal from Mexican recipes said
Mario Rodriguez, manager of El
If you are looking for some-
thing a little closer, visit Chicoil
Mexican Restaurant, located oti'1
Cotanche Street, across from
"My personal favorites are
the fajitas, polio cuesera, which �
is a chicken dish and our famous '
shrimp taco Justice said.
"Chico's offers all authentic
Mexican spices and recipes
Get out there and try some- '
thing different. If you don't get
a chance to visit these places, try
some cheese flan from mexican.
This writer can be contacted at

Eat TV
from page B1
"The Food Network helps students learn how to
spend their money wisely. They also teach us how
to prepare meals, which is really important when
you are first living on your own said May.
"Plus, they get us hungry
So, is food television really making a notice-
able splash? Ask l.agasse. According to his Web
site,, he was voted as one of People
magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of the Year"
in 1999 and as of 2003,3.5 million of his books had
been sold. United Media Licensing identified the
network itself in 2003 as one of the top five fastest
growing cable TV networks.
It's not the USA network, it's definitely not HBO
and it will never be Comedy Central. Perhaps most
of the network's chefs are hardly recognizable and
can safely make it down the street without being
noticed and mobbed by a sea of admirers. It is no
guarantee - at best it is a remote thought - that one
episode of "The Naked Chef" will empower you to
produce breathtakingly good quiche or cook the
perfect rack of lamb.
Yet, the Food Network is a staple of television
and will continue to be as long as people like to
eat, because it has transformed from directions
and stirring pots under the camera to a cultural
educational experience that everyone wants to
know, even in passing.
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qiosl popular. In the south, macaroni served with
tomato sauces are the favorite. Pizza is another dish
tfou can find different variations on when traveling
&om one region to another.
Since most of us will never travel to Italy we
have to make do with what we have right here in
our own towns. Places such as Olive Garden are a
favorite of many students on campus. But chain
restaurants are not the only places you can find
great Italian food.
"I think the best Italian food is served at the
family owned restaurants said Kendra Shaw,
sophomore psychology major.
, "My favorite Italian restaurant from back home
is run by a local family and I can not find that
restaurant anywhere else but there
For those of us who can't afford to go to Italy,
but also can't afford to go out to eat, here is a quick
and simple recipe for Baked Ziti. Gather ingredients
tin h include one pound dry ziti pasta, one onion
(chopped), one pound lean ground beef, two (26
(unce) jars spaghetti sauce, six ounces provolonc
cheese (sliced), one and a half cups sour cream,
six ounces mozzarella cheese (shredded) and two
tablespoons grated Parmesean cheese.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a
boil. Add ziti pasta and cook until al dente, about
Ij minutes - drain. In a large skillet, brown onion
and ground beef over medium heat. Add spaghetti
sjiuce and simmer 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to
350 degrees. Butter a 9x13 inch-baking dish. Layer
The traditional American twist on "Italian" pizza
at Upper Crust Bakery during the night shift.
half of the ziti, provolone cheese, sour cream, half
of the sauce mixture, remaining ziti, mozzarella
cheese and remaining sauce mixture. Top with
grated Parmesean cheese. Bake for 30 minutes in
preheated oven or until cheese is melted.
Italian food is filled with heritage as well as
taste. Step outside the box for dinner tonight.
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rpyself and make sure 1 eat by por-
tions. Super Size Me was an awe-
si une movie and everyone should
sj;e it. It showed that people and
companies have a responsibility
when it comes to what they eat
said Ashley Williams, junior
social work major.
I McDonald's, Burger King,
Wendy's, Pizza Hut, Bojangles'
and Subway all have one thing in
common they're everywhere
and most not so healthy. McDon-
ald's has the most items on its
menu with the most total calories
and is second to Burger King in
fM calories when compared to
these other fast food chains. A
IT) piece of Chicken Selects Strips
alone has 590 fat calories. They
do offer some salads that have
150 fat calories or less.
� Next up is Burger King which
has the most items with fat
calories. One Double Whopper
Jiith cheese packs 620 fat calo-
rics. Then there's the infamous
JVendy's with their lovely dollar I
menu. A Classic Triple burger
vVith everything has 510 fat
ualories. Wendy's does seem to be
ttying to make healthy improve-
� Wendy's recently started
t)e promotion of its substitute
menu which allows customers to
substitute a healthy option such
at a side salad or potato instead
of the 200 fat calorie french
flies Speaking of french fries,
Bojangles' is highly praised here
a ECU, but just one order has 171
tat calories. Oddly enough, Pizza
Hut comes in fourth place. An
extra large pepperoni pizza, 16
inches wide has 210 fat calories,
lastly is Subway, which has
hern made the most popular
health conscience fast food res-
taurant because of their subs
with seven grams of fat or less.
Sibway has a variety of soups
and subs with 35 fat calories or
less. With all the types of healthy
meat and vegetables, this idea is
hard to resist.
' Now that we all know the
dangers of excessive fast food
hopefully we will all make better
decisions when it comes to food.
It's sad that the rate of overweight
children is growing to atrocious
numbers. We all need to re-evalu-
ate what's more important. Is it
getting food fast or slowing down
af)d enjoying a more healthy life
v�ith well balanced meals?
� "Fast food is only as good
as the person willing to work it
off said F.verson Godfrey, junior
sociology major.

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American food traditions popular throughout country, events
Food and tradition combined.
The well recognized
and the not so well
Food is one of the things we
need for survival, but it is also
something that has become a
part of many American tradi-
tions. We have those certain
foods we ,eat on holidays and
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toot only that, but fast food was
started in America. America is a
melting pot of cultures and their
When many people think of
holidays, one of the first things
that enter their thoughts are the
foods we eat. We love them, we
look forward to them and we can
call them out quicker than our
professors' names.
At Thanksgiving and Christ-
mas, many of us look forward to
turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed
potatoes, cranberry sauce, collard
greens, cornbread and casseroles
galore. We can hardly wait for
the morning to come so we can
open presents, meet with family
and then eat until we feel like we
could explode without feeling
guilty. It's a great sensation.
"Holidays are good, not just
for the food, but for the company.
It's one of the few times a year
when your family actually sits
down to dinner together and
it makes the food that much
better said Diane Lareau, senior
communication major.
Other holidays also have their
traditional foods. On the fourth
of July, you can smell Americans
cooking out from one neighbor-
hood to the next. Hotdogs and
hamburgers covered in ketchup,
mustard and all the dressings. We
fry up french fries or snack on
chips. We indulge in cookies and
cakes. The list is never ending.
And don't forget about sport-
ing events and barbeques. Ameri-
cans carry on these traditions
and the food served at these
events is a tradition in itself. It
is difficult to imagine going to
a Major League Baseball game
without getting a hotdog or a bag
of peanuts.
We as Americans love fried
chicken and macaroni and cheese
or barbeque plates with hush
puppies that are featured at
Of course, some foods in
America are not quite as tradi-
tional, or at least, we don't think
of them that way. The fast food
industry was born in America.
Everyone knows that person who
loves McDonald's, Burger King,
KFC, Taco Bell or Bojangles
Some people just can't stay away
from the quarter-pounder or
the S-piece bucket of chicken.
And although they may not
seem like much of an Ameri-
can tradition, they're actually a
part of some people's everyday
routine. However, others try to
stay away from the industry of
convenience and timeliness.
"Fast food is extremely
unhealthy. I try not to eat it any
more except on very few occa-
sions. It's also just cheaper to
buy food and cook it said Cory
Arrowood, graduate student.
But the perks of fast food
can't be denied.
"Fast food's not completely
all bad. It's more convenient
to simply drive up, drder and
receive food. Americans are
always pressed for time and don't
really relax enough Arrowood
America gave birth to the fast
food industry and keeps it alive
with its changing society. Accord-
ing to Eric Schlosser, author of
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of
the All-American Meal, about half
of the money used to buy food
today is spent in restaurants,
particularly fast food restaurants.
He also reports that the typical
American now consumes three
hamburgers and four orders of
fries every week. With all the
selections, it's not hard to see
why many Americans choose this
timely option.
There are also traditional
foods by geographical locations
and states. For example, the offi-
cial muffin for Massachusetts is
the corn muffin and the official
cookie for New Mexico is the
biscochito. The more commonly
recognized geographical foods
include Maine's lobsters, Missis-
sippi mudpies, Maryland's crabs,
Florida's fish, California for its
pizza, Georgia for their peaches
and the South for fried chicken.
The point is clear.
Some places even have a state
meal and the United States alone
is famous for its apple pies.
So whether it is turkey and
ham, hamburgers and hotdogs
or chocolate cakes and apple pies,
we as Americans are surrounded
by traditional foods. We walk
by a restaurant and smell the
steaks or drive by a fast food res-
taurant and can almost taste the
chargrilled burger and we love
it. We have options galore and
never seem to get tired of eating.
People gather on holidays or
make a quick stop on a trip. Call-
ing ahead for orders or gather so
everyone can bring a dish. We
pick up a basket of fries and a
soda at a football game or get
our faces dirty with barbeque
chicken at a cookout. Maybe we
need a motto for our American
food traditions. Keep on eating.
That's it, let go of the diet every
now and then and simply enjoy.
Here in America, food is a tradi-
tion, so live it up. Be grateful, be
happy and be full.
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Page B4 252.328.6366 TONY ZOPPO Sports Editor BRANDON HUGHES Assistant Sports Editor
THURSDAY February 17, 2005
The season that
never was
Bettman cancels season
at press conference
During a press conference
Tuesday afternoon, National
Hockey League Commissioner
Gary Bettman announced the
cancellation of the 2004-2005
NHL season.
"This is a sad, regrettable day
that all of us wish could have
been avoided said Bettman.
"When I stood before you
In September, I said NHL teams
would not play again until our
economic problems had been
"As I stand before you today,
it Is my sad duty to announce
that because that solution has not
yet been attained, it no longer
is practical to conduct even an
abbreviated season. Accordingly,
I have no choice but to announce
the formal cancellation of play
for 2004-2005
The cancellation marks the
NHL as the first North Ameri-
can professional sports league
to ever have an entire season
wiped out due to labor disputes.
It will also be the first time the
Stanley Cup hasn't been awarded the 1919 season when an
influenza epidemic cut the post-
season short.
Already low in popularity in
various parts of the U.S losing
an entire season will surely
further hurt the NHL in ticket
sales (among other things) when
the league does resume play.
Bettman made a point to apolo-
gize to all the fans during the
press conference.
"Every professional sports
league owes its very existence to
Its fans Bettman said.
"Everyone associated with the
NHL owes our fans an apology for
being unable to accomplish what
is necessary for our game and our
fans. We are truly sorry
The announcement comes
on the 153rd day of the lock-
out and after a flurry of offers
and counteroffers exchanged
between the league and players
Progress had seemingly
been made in the last couple
days when the players finally
buckled and decided to concede
to a salary cap while the owners
backed off their demands for
linking player costs to revenue.
However, the bump in the road
was how much the salary cap
would be.
At first, the owners wanted no
more than a $40 million cap and
the NHLPA countered with $52
million. The NHL made what they
said was their finally offer at $42.5
million and the players came
back with one last counteroffer of
a $49 million cap which was ulti-
mately rejected by the league.
Bettman stated at the press
conference that although those
proposals were put on the table,
the two sides were not as close
to an agreement as people may
have thought.
From the beginning,
the NHLPA has shown poor
organization within itself and in
trying to negotiate with league but
many players are angry a deal wasn't
reached so that the season could be
saved. Among those players is Dallas
Stars' forward Mike Madano who
criticized Bettman in Tuesday's
edition of Tlie Dallas Morning New
"The NHL has totally
deteriorated the last 10 years
under Gary's regime said
"The game isn't like it used to
be. Now we're asked to fix a lot of
people's problems and as players
we don't feel we should do that
The NHL certainly isn't like
it was ten years ago, particularly
in relation to the issues at hand
during the last lockout. Unlike
the lockout of 1994-95, which
was more about issues such as
salary arbitration, entry-level
salaries and free agency, the
sticking point for the admin-
istration and owners this time
around has been the salary cap
and linking player costs and
revenue. This would create a
cost certainty in a league that
has anything but, especially
when it comes to player cost.
The NHL reported 19 clubs
were losing money through the
2002-2003 and owners had lost
over $1.5 billion over the current
Collective Bargaining Agreement,
which spans back to 1993.
The primary reason for these
losses are due to player salaries
skyrocketing (550,000 to 1.8
billion from 1994-2002) and
the fact that the players take a
whopping 76 percent of the
league revenue, by leaps and
bounds more than any other
professional sport in the U.S.
For younger players who
have moved on to Europe
for this season such as Vin-
cent Lecavalier, Petr Forsberg,
Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu,
there will be a league to come back
to eventually. However, for older
players such as Chris Chellos,
Brendan Shanahan and Mark
Messier, the cancelled season may
cut their careers shorter thanthey
would have liked.
Quotes courtesy of the Associ-
ated Press with exception to the
Dallas Morning News excerpt)
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Goodenow and union
largely to blame
I don't pretend to know what
Bob Goodenow's job is like day in
and day out but 1 do know one
thing - he is the key to this NHL
season being cancelled.
The NHLPA is easily the weak-
est union in major professional
sports today. I'll be the first to say
that the players are my favorite
guys in the world. I love NHL
players. But this lockout was a
joke. Goodenow and the play-
ers were unable to get together
as an entire union and meet in
the middle about the salary cap
and revenue issue and put up a
strong unified front against the
owners. They had no negotia-
tion credibility - simple as that.
You had players who stated
they'd accept a salary cap as lofig
as they got to play hockey. There
were other guys who didn't want
the cap but were open to the link
in revenue and salaries. Some
players didn't want either. Oh,
and when the NHLPA announced
one of their first offers, that
they would take a 24 percent
pay cut, there were guys all over
the league who had no idea that
plan was going to be put on the
table for the league to consider.
The other issue that makes
the NHLPA rightful goats in this
despicable charade is that the
NHL is right. I've never been a
big fan of (iary Bettman but this
league absolutely needs a cap or
a link in revenue and player cost
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soever. The NFL has a system in
which there is a salary cap and
players receive 58 percent of
what is called the Defined Gross
Revenue, which is simply the
total revenue the league receives.
The main difference between
the NFL and NHL however Is
the NFL made over $5 billion
last year whereas the NHL made
$1.9 billion and almost 1.5 of
it went toward player costs. For
an even better example of how
much player cost is hurting the
league, check these numbers
out. In 1993, for every 56 cents
a player made, a team lost $1.54.
In 2002, for every 1.79 a player
made, the team lost $9.09. That's
over a 300 percent increase in
nine years. Over these last nine
years, revenue has grown 173
percent while player costs shot
to 263 percent.
What is there to argue about?'
Take the cap, take the link in
revenue and costs, shut up and
go make hockey better. Like it or
not, Bettman holds all the cards
and he's right. You can't bluff
your way out of it and you're
drawing dead. So much in fact
that you killed an entire season.
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NASCAR set to wave green
flag on season at Daytona
Racing organization
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This is always a tough time
of year for diehard football fans
like myself, a time of year where
I try to come up with new ways
to spend my Sunday afternoons
for the next six months.
After some careful delibera-
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have come up with the perfect
solution NASCAR racing.
NASCAR is both exciting to
watch and is widely regarded
as the fastest growing profes-
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United States. In the past five
years, NASCAR's popularity has
grown leaps and bounds - it's
no longer just a regionalized,
"good ole boys" sport. There are
tracks all over the country now,
from New York to California to
Texas and Illinois and, of course,
the hotbed of NASCAR, North
The case can legitimately be
made these days that NASCAR is
the second most popular profes-
sional sports organization in the
United States, only behind the
mega-popular NFL.
At a time where Major League
Baseball is dealing with a steroid's
scandal, the NBA is dealing with
a severe image crisis and the NHL
is on its deathbed, NASCAR now
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in 2001, the sport has enjoyed
unprecedented exposure as well
as success. NASCAR's TV ratings
have grown considerably since
the move to those networks. This
past weekend was a prime exam-
ple of how far NASCAR has come
as far as TV viewership, with
the Budweiser Shootout going
up against the NFL Pro Bowl on
Sunday. In last Thursday's USA
Today, columnist Rudy Martzke
wrote, "Five years ago the NFL's
Pro Bowl dominated this week-
end. Its 8.6 rating (percentage of
TV homes) on ABC more than
doubled the 3.8 rating on CBS
for the weekend's NASCAR race
Martzke wrote.
"But with Sunday's Pro Bowl
now on cable (ESPN), Saturday
night's Budweiser Shootout on
Fox figures to be this weekend's
ratings king. NASCAR has seen
a surge in popularity on televi-
sion since it moved most races
to broadcast networks, and Satur-
day's race is expected to continue
that trend
NASCAR didn't just happen
upon all its success though.
Every sport needs great perform-
ers, great personalities and great
NASCAR has just that.
You have your fan favorites
like Dale Earnhardt Jr who is a
great performer and has a story-
line better than any Hollywood
producer could ever dream up.
Then you have other driv-
ers like Jeff Gordon, who is
also a great performer, but is
despised by legions of fans
because of his perceived arro-
gance and overwhelming success.
Then there are up-and-comers
like JimmieJohnson, Kurt Busch
and Kasey Kahne as well as
old-hats like Dale Jarrett, Mark
Martin and Rusty Wallace. All of
these drivers make for must-see
TV when they take to the track
on weekends.
With all that being said,
NASCAR is set to begin its 2005
campaign - the "Super Bowl of
Racing" or as others have come
to know it, "The Great American
Race" - The Daytona 500. The
race is set for Sunday at 1 p.m.
Last year's Daytona winner Dale
Earnhardt Jr. is expected to have
some stiff competition in the
way of his quest to become the
first back-to-back 500 winner
since Sterling Marlin in 1994 -
1995. Two of the up-and-comers
Jimmie Johnson and last season's
points champion Kurt Busch are
expected to battle Earnhardt
Jr. Pole-sitter and two-time 500
champion Dale Jarrett, as well
as Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart
and Earnhardt jrs DEI team-
mate Michael Waltrip are also
expected to compete with Earn-
hardt Jr Johnson and Busch for
the 500 title.
There have been some great
moments in the 500 over the
years like Dale Earnhardt Srs
first 500 win after numerous
attempts, in 1998, Jarrett's battle
with Earnhardt Sr. in 1993 on the
last lap, to win and Earnhardt Jrs
first 500 win last season.
Before last season, NASCAR
experienced some major changes
with the loss of its title spon-
sor after 34 years and the
implementation of a brand new
playoff system, aptly named the
"Chase for the Cup
Neither move was popular
before the beginning of the
season. After 34 years the famil-
iar Winston Cup Series was
replaced as the Nextel Cup Series.
The new "Chase for the Cup"
playoff system made it possible
for only the top-10 drivers, after
the first 27 races of the season,
be eligible to win the points
standings during the final 10
races of the season.
Even though the "Chase
for the Cup" was met with
heavy opposition at the
beginning of the season, the same
couldn't be said at the end of the
season. With the "Chase for the
Cup" in play, NASCAR saw its
tightest and most exciting
points race in years, with Kurt
Busch edging out Jimmie John-
son by just a mere eight points.
The "Chase for the Cup" will draw
heavy anticipation this season,
meanwhile the title sponsor,
"Nextel Cup Series" will still take
some getting used to.
NASCAR might not have
quite the same rich tradition as
the NFL and it might not be quite
as exciting, but I plan on giving
NASCAR a chance this season.
In this day-in-age NASCAR
doesn't seem to have any dull
moments. Last season we
were treated to Earnhardt Jrs
slip of the tongue, Gordon's car
being showered with beer bot-
tles after a Tailadega win and
President Bush's surprise appear-
ance at last year's Daytona 500.
Expect more of the same this
Gentlemen, start your
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ECU men's golf kicks off
spring schedule in Florida
Team places 16th in
weekend tournament
The ECU men's golf team
returned to action this past
Monday and Tuesday after
an almost three month
layoff to place 16th at the
UCFRio Pinar Intercollegiate in
Orlando, Fla.
The team showed a bit of
rust in their return to action.
Although the Pirates didn't finish
the way they expected to, there
were still some solid perfor-
mances. Senior Adam Howell
led the Pirates once again in
scoring for the fifth time in seven
tournaments spanning the fall
season up until now, carding a
seven-over par score of 223 for a
tie of 37th place.
Junior Robin Smith also had
a decent showing with a 17-over
par score of 231, which was good
for a tie of 66th place.
The Pirates started out slow
in the first round on Monday
with a total team score of 317,
but progressed as the tourney
wore on. In the second round,
the team had a scpre of
307, then in the final round ECU
posted a score of 294.
Senior Brandon Pace carded
a 1-under par score of 71 in the
final round to go along with
Howell's even-par performance of
72, also in the final round.
The Pirates are hoping they
can have more performances this
spring similar to their collective
2nd place finish at the Pirate Fall
Intercollegiate this past October.
which was held here in Greenville
at Bradford Creek Golf Club.
Overall, this past
tournament featured Confer-
ence USA rivals UNC-Charlotte,
Louisville and South Florida.
The host team, Central Florida,
came away with the victory led
by their lone Senior Andreas
Hoegberg who posted a total of
5-under par 211 which was also
good enough to win the
individual honors in the
Next up for the Pirates is
the Cleveland Collegiate
Championship in Aiken, SC
on March 14-15 and then the
team will play host with the
Bradford Creek Intercollegiate in
Greenville on March 18-19.
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Things to discuss with a
prospective roommate:
- Schedules: when to designate quiet time and social time. Discuss
what you would do in a situation in which one roommate wanted
to have friends over, while the other roommate needed to study.
�� Cleaning schedules: What level of cleanliness do you expect from
your roommate? How would you deal with a situation in which
you needed to confront a roommate whom you felt wasn't doing
their share?
- Personal belongings: How do you feel about your personal belong-
ings? Is it alright for your roommate to borrow items without
- Guests: How often can they come over? What would you do in a
situation in which you felt a roommate's guest was annoying or
- Bills: Who pays which bills each month? Who is responsible if a
particular bill is late?
- Groceries: How will groceries be purchased? Is it all right to eat a
roommate's food?
- Pets: Do you want to have pets?
- Smoking: In what areas of the apartmenthouse is smoking allowed,
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- Conflict resolution: If a conflict arises, how would you deal with it?
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Terms to look for
in a rental lease
A lease sets out the rules landlords
and tenants agree to follow in their
rental relationship. It is a legal con-
tract that needs to cover the basic
terms of tenancy, including the fol-
lowing items:
Names of All Tenants
Every adult who lives in the rental
unit should be named as tenants
and sign the lease or rental agree-
ment. This can settle any rental
payment disagreements with any
Limits on Occupancy
The agreement should clearly
specify that the rental unit is the res-
idence of only the tenants who have
signed the lease. This guarantees the
right to determine who lives in the
property and to limit the number
of occupants. This clause gives the
landlord grounds to evict a tenant
who moves in a friend or relative, or
sublets the unit, without their per-
Term of the Tenancy
Every rental document should
state whether it is a rental agreement
or a fixed-term lease. What's the
difference between the two? Both
rental agreements and fixed-term
leases cover basic details such as
tenants' names and rent provisions;
they differ mainly in the length of
the tenancy they create. Rental
agreements usually run from
month-to-month and self-renew
unless terminated by the landlord
or tenant. Leases, on the other hand,
typically last a year. The choice
will depend on the agreement with
your landlord.
Amount of Rent
The lease should specify the
amount of rent, when it is due
(typically, the first of the month),
and how it's to be paid, such as by
mail to the office. To avoid confu-
sion, there will be details such as:
acceptable payment methods (such
as personal check only), whether
late fees will be due if rent is not
paid on time, the amount of the fee,
and whether or not there's any grace
period, and any penalties if a rent
check bounces.
Deposits and Fees
The use and return of security
deposits is a frequent source of fric-
tion between landlords and tenants,
especially in college environments.
To avoid confusion and legal hassles,
the lease or rental agreement should
be clear on: the dollar amount of the
security deposit, how the deposit
may be used (for example, for
damage repair) and not used (such
as for last month's rent), when and
how the deposit will be returned
and account for deductions after
you move out, and any legal nonre-
fillable fees, such as for cleaning or
pets. It's also a good idea (and legally
required in a few states and cities) to
include details on where the deposit
is being held and whether interest
on the deposit will be paid.
Repairs and Maintenance
Clearly set out your and land-
lord's responsibilities for repair and
maintenance in your lease or rental
agreement, including: the tenant's
responsibility to keep the rental
premises clean and sanitary and to
pay for any damage caused by their
abuse or neglect, a requirement that
you are alerted to defective or dan-
gerous conditions in the rental prop-
erty, specific details on procedures
for handling complaint and repair
requests, and restrictions on repairs
and alterations, such as adding a
built-in dishwasher, installing a bur-
glar alarm system or painting walls
without permission.
Entry to Property
To avoid tenant claims of illegal
entry or violation of privacy rights,
the lease or rental agreement should
clarify legal right of access to the
property (for example, to make
repairs) and how much advance
notice the landlord will provide the
tenant before entering.
Restrictions on Tenant Illegal
To avoid trouble among tenants,
prevent property damage and limit
exposure to lawsuits from residents
and neighbors, include an explicit
lease or rental agreement clause pro-
hibiting disruptive behavior such as
excessive noise and illegal activity
such as drug dealing.
Other Important Rules and
If pets are allowed, specify any
special restrictions such as a limit
on the size or number of pets or a
requirement that the tenant will
keep the yard free of all animal
wastes. Important rules and regu-
lalions covering parking and use
of common areas should be spe-
cifically incorporated in the lease or
rental agreement.

Furnishing your
apartment, house
Ideas, tips for decorating
on a tight budget
You have just moved into your new
apartment and besides paying for
the monthly rent and bills, furnish-
ing your new home is a priority.
Putting together your perfect
living space on a small budget may
seem impossible, but it can be done.
It just takes a little imagination to
create a look that represents your
unique style.
Decorating on a budget begins with
organization. The best way to get
organized is to make a list of items
you absolutely need, such as a bed
frame or a kitchen table. If you need
help getting ideas, housing supply
stores like Linens 'N Things offer a
detailed checklist of the essentials to
get started.
When shopping, compare prices
between stores and look for sales
before making any quick decisions
and purchases.
Sharing expenses with a roommate
can also relieve the burden of spend-
ing so much money on furniture sets.
"I plan on having a roommate
wfien I get an apartment. That way
we can split the expenses for furni-
ture, and we can have furniture we
both like. At the same time, after
splitting the cost we'll be able to
spend the money we saved on other
decorations and necessities for our
place said Caitlin Hayes, freshman
business major.
A fully furnished apartment is
another option. Even though the
cost to live at the complex would
typically be higher per month, you
wouldn't have to worry about spend-
ing so much money on furniture.
That cost already is taken care of.
"Moving into a fully furnished
apartment saved me a lot of money
in the long run. Besides that it
helped me save time and the hassle
of having to move furniture said
Brandon Ikard, senior information
technology major.
Gift registry is another alternative.
You can register your checklist at
any store. This is a helpful way to let
people know what you really need.
Target is a great place to register.
They have a wide variety of house
ware and other apparel. From July
to September the store sponsors a
special promotion featuring a wide
variety of decorating ideas for col-
lege students.
Other great, cheap places to look
include local thrift stores, classified
ads, garage sales and flea markets.
You never know what you can find
and sometimes the outcome pays off
A used plaid sofa in decent condi-
tion can be transformed with a fitted
slipcover. An old, scratched night-
stand might just need a little sand-
ing and a couple coats of paint to
make a conversation piece. The total
price of these minor projects should
add up to a fraction of what a new
item would cost.
Recycling pieces of furniture from
other rooms, your parents' basement
or attic can also reveal ideas.
"I brought a lot of random things
that my parents didn't use anymore
with me said Layne Barnard, senior
nursing major.
Salvaging furnishings is by far the
most economical way to go. Maybe a
desk that doesn't get used often can
be placed in the bedroom as a vanity.
An old bureau can be converted to an
entertainment center. Small, simple
changes can go a long way.
Even if you do not consider your-
self handy, according to Bedbathand-, the small things you
change or add to a room are what
make it feel complete. You can create
your own artwork by gathering
memorabilia from around the house
and putting it together as a color-
ful collage. Curtains can be dyed or
sewn for a brighter look. Carpet can
be cut into area rugs. Even some-
thing as cheap and easy as covering
the walls with posters and pictures
is a great alternative to painting or
wallpaper, especially in rental apart-
ments where you are forbidden to
Once decor is matched by paint,
pulled together with fabric and
accented with your own color and
style, no one will know how much
(or little) you spent to accomplish
your personalized and unique look.
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Patience and respect, keys
to roommate relationships
Advice for healthy and
happy situations
In the earlier part of your life, you
may never have had to share much
of your space at home with another
person. Once you arrive at college,
however, this often changes and
quite dramatically.
Unless you are very independent or
willing to shoulder the burden of all
your housing costs alone, you will prob-
ably share your collegiate experience
with at least one roommate. Having
a roomie can be a defining factor in
shaping your experience at school.
If a college freshman isn't plan-
ning to room with a friend from
home, they go "pot-luck meaning
they are matched with someone they
didn't know beforehand. Getting an
assigned roommate can be like receiv-
ing an automatic new friend. Having
a roommate can prove to be a comfort
in times of need, especially during
those awkward first few weeks when
you are suddenly disconnected from
everything you have ever known to
be stable.
However, once you've adusted and
moved past the homesickness, you
may actually start enjoying your new
life away from the parents. It's time to
begin a journey for yourself and your
neighbor whose own bed just hap-
pens to be feet from your own.
It may be strange at first living with
this new person, so it is best to remem-
ber to keep an open mind. There is
no set standard for what a roommate
must act or look like. In fact, don't
be alarmed if this new person is the
opposite of you. Just think of it as a
chance to learn and grow.
Also, don't forget to be respectful
of your roommate's belongings. If
you want to borrow something, you
must ask and get their permission
- if you don't ask, you don't borrow.
One good way to avoid potential
problems like this is to establish some
simple guidelines regarding each
other's items as soon as you move in
together. Make it dear verbally or in
written form what you mind or don't
mind your roommate using. It's your
stuff and you have the absolute right
to total control over what is and isn't
done with your belongings.
Always keep in mind that accidents
do happen, things may get broken
and sometimes roommates don't act
the way you wish they would.
"I totally live with five of the nasti-
est roommates ever. One of them has
two cats and they are always crawling
all over my fabric swatches, one has
enough clothes to fill a warehouse,
which bugs me and the other guy
chews tobacco all day and watches
soap operas said Chad Crafford,
sophomore interior design major.
Pick your battles and don't fuss
over every little thing your roommate
does that rubs you the wrong way. At
the same time, don't let anyone take
advantage of you or your things. It
may sound old-fashioned but do
unto others as you would have them
do unto you.
"Having a roommate brings a lot of
pros and cons said Carry Callahan,
senior apparel merchandising major.
"I love always having someone to
hang out with but sometimes things
don't get put back where you left
them and this can be a problem
The main thing to always remem-
ber when living with other people is
to try to be patient and respectful. If
there is a mutual trust and camarade-
rie among roommates, the situation
will run much more smoothly.
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Apartment Name and AddressTelephoneLeaseBedroomsUnitsFurnishedPetsBus AccessDistance From Campus
1110 Oakbend Or. Duplex551-10021yr.31nowfeenoBradford Creek
5035 Devron St Duplex551-10021yr.31nowfeenoBradford Creek
Allenton Estates Allen Rd.756-62091yr.210noyesfeeno5 miles
Ayden Duplexes (Remco East)355-13136 months & 1 yr.1 and 26nonono12 miles
Beech Street Villas756-62091yr.318nonoyes1.5 miles
Branch Apartments 1809 East 5th Street758-3781i yr.160yesnonono1 to 3 blocks
Brasswood Apartments 3216 Brasswood Court355-4499612 months2nowfeeno5 miles
Brookhlll (Remco East)355-13131yr.2 and 36nonono5 miles
Caldwell Court (Remco East)355-13136 & 12 months1 and 254noyesno5 miles
Campus Pointe (Remco East)355-13136 & 12 months326nononoless than 1 miles
Cannon Court A-1 Lucl Drive756-6209i yr.258nonoyes1 miles
Cedar Court Cedar Lane756-6209i yr.229nonoyes1 mile
Cedar Creek Cedar Creek Rd.756-6209i yr.1 and 224nonono4 miles
Clubway Apartments 75 Clubway Drive756-6869i yr.2128noyesfeeno4.5 miles
Collindale Court (Remco East)355-1313i yr.22nowfeeno8 miles
College Town Row 1103-1209 South Evans St.756-6209i yr.220nowith feeno3 blocks
Cotanche St. Apartments 700 Cotanche St756-62091 yr.18nonoyesacross from campus
Cypress Gardens 1401 East 10th 245nonoyes4 blocks
Dogwood Hollow 1110 E. 10th St.752-89009 & 12 months2125nocatsfeeyes2 blocks
Dresend Place 1016 Charles Street756-1234i yr.26nonono2 blocks
Eastbrook Apts. 204 Eastbrook Dr.752-5100i yr.2 and 3180nosm. dogsyes2 miles
Eastgate Apts. Moseley Dr.756-6209i yr.2-Jan-nonono2 miles
English Village 1010 and 1012 Peed Dr.756-6209i 232nonono3 miles
Forbes woods Remco East355-13131 212nonono3 miles
Forrest Acres off 10th Street756-6209i 210nonono6 blocks
Forest Glen (Remco East)355-13136 & 12 months1 and 266nonoyes5 miles
Fox Hollow Apts. Stokes Rd.756-6209i yr.2 and 332nowith feeno4 miles
Georgetowne AptS. P.O. Box 308832730 Stantonsburg Rd.757-00791 yr.225nonoyes1 block
Gladiolus 1333 E. 10th St.756-6209i yr.1,2,327nowith feeyes4 blocks
Greenville Manor (Remco East)355-13136 & 12 months1 and 27nonono2 miles
Holly Glem756-62091 216nowith feeno4 miles
Jasmine Gardens 1303 East 10th Stret756-62091 yr.1 and 218nowith feeyes4 blocks
Johnston Street (Remco East)355-13136 & 12 monthsland 226nono-3 miles
King's Row Apartments 200 GO Verdant Dr.752-35196-9 monthsland 2108nonoyes2 miles
Kingston Condominiums 3002 Kingston Circle758-7575912 months1,2yesnowfeeyes2 miles
Medical Center156-62091 yr.156nowith feeno4 miles
Monticello Court 500 and 504 Paladin Drive756-6209i 230noyesfeeno4 miles
Monticello Court II 409 and 314 Paladin Drive756-62091 yr.130noyesfeeno4 miles
Moss Creek Lake Dr.756-62091 yr.1-nononoby hospital
Paladin West Paladin Dr.756-6209i yr.1 and 228noyesfeeno4 miles
Apartment Name and AddressTelephoneLeaseBedroomsUnitsFurnishedPetsBus AccesDistance From Campus
Parkview 3002 Kingston Circle758-7575912 months1 and 2yesnowfeeyes2 miles
Park Village 3005 and 3017 Adams Blvd.756-6209i yr.1 and 232nonoyes1.5 miles


Apartment Name and AddressTelephoneLeaseBedroomsUnitsrumtsneoPetsBus AccessDistance Rom Campus
Park West Apts. Park West Dr.756-62091yr.2-Jan-nonono2 miles
Peony Garden 1323 East 10th Street756-62091yr.216noyesfeeyes4 blocks
Peyton Circle Apartments Peyton Circle756-62091yr.2 and 324noyesfeeno4 miles
Pinebrook Apartments 121 River Bluff Road758-40156912 monthsland 2120noyesfeeyes2 miles
Pirate's Cove 3305 East 10th Street752-99951yr.4264yesnoyes2 miles
Pirates Place 1526 S. Charles Blvd.321-76131yr.4-Mar144nonoyes1 mile
Quail Ridge (Remco East)355-13131yr.22yesnono5 miles
Reedy Branch Apts. 2201 and 2203 East 10th St.830-207210 & 12 months240nosm. Petsyes7 blocks
Ringgold Towers 635 Cotanche Street752-28651yr.2-Jan155yesnononext to campus
RJ. Rentals Property Management 2204 Trotters Ridge Court355-22951yr4-Jan28nonoyes6 blocks
Rollnwood (Remco East)355-13131yr.3-Feb3nonono4 miles
Rownetree Wood 2902 Cedar Creek Road756-62091yr.3-Feb8noyesfeeno4 miles
Shenandoah Court 1130 Greenville Blvd.756-62091yr.116nonono3.5 miles
Sheraton Village Landmark St.355-13131yr.2,311nonono6 miles
Sherwin Court 3100 Sherwin Drive756-62091yr.216noyesfeeno3.5 miles
South Haven Apartments South Square Drive756-62091yr.1&256nonono6 blocks
South Square Patton Circle756-6209lyr.2-Jan-nowfeeno
Summerfield Peed Drive756-6209lyr.2-Jan-nowfeeno
Summer Place Summer Place Dr.756-6209lyr.1&218noyesfeeno3 miles
Sterling Manor 3535 E 10th SL758-55511 yr.10 months4.3168noyesyesyes2 miles
Stratford Arms 1900 S. Charles Blvd.756-4800612 monthswfeeyes2 miles
Tanglewood (of Farmville) (Remco East)355-1313-227nonono3 miles
" Tar River Estates "T725 E 1st St.752-4225-1,2.3,4220noyesyes5 blocks
Treetop Villas off E Fire Tower Rd.756-6209lyr.1-nonono
Treybrooke Apartments 701 Treybrooke Circle830-0661612 months1,2456yesnoyesfeeno5 miles
Twin Oaks (Remco East)355-1313lyr.2,34nonono3 miles
Twin Oaks Townhomes 102 David Drive355-8731lyr.2,312nonono5 miles
University Apartments 2901 East 5th Street758-7436lyr.247nonoyes1 mile
University Suites551-3800612 months3nono2 miles
Upton Court (Remco East)355-1313lyr.2,34nonono8 miles
Village Green Apartments 204 Eastbrook Drive752-5100612 months1,2134nocats wfeeyes1 mile
Wellingham756-6209lyr.1 and 280nonono3 miles
Westpoint Duplexes756-6209lyr.210nonono4 miles
West Hills (Remco East)355-1313-1,2,354noyesno8 miles
West Point Westpoint Dr.355-13131 yr.24nonono8 miles
White Oak Creek Oak Towne Dr.756-6209lyr.3-nonono
Wildwood Villas 209 Beech Street756-1234lyr.1,28nonono1.5 miles
Willoughby Park Victoria Court355-1313lyr.2107somenono4 miles
Windy Ridge (Remco East)355-1313lyr.2,34somenono3 miles
Winterville Square Mill Street756-1234-140nonono10 miles
Woodcliff756-62091 yr.1 and 260nonoyes4 blocks
Woodslde Apartments 98 Brookwood Drive756-1234lyr.I22nonono3 miles
Wyndham Circle Brownlea Dr.756-1234lyr.28nonono1.5 miles

All-inclusive apartments provide tempting alternative to dorms
Reaction to off-campus
living can be mixed
Roommates share a lot of things
- radios, bunk beds and most impor-
tantly, space. Chances are after a
year or two of dorm life, students
will begin searching for more private
and roomier domains to spend the
remainder of their college careers.
While off-campus prospects are
tempting, locating a place with the
convenience afforded by the dorms
at a comparable price is challenging.
Many students find that all-inclusive
apartments such as Pirate's Cove, River
Pointe, Campus Pointe and University
Manor provide the best alternative.
"I really just wanted to get out of
the dorms said Matthew Roehrich,
junior jazz studies major. "I often
practice my horn until the late hours
of the night, so it was disturbing to
my roommate to come in late all of
the time. At Pirate's Cove, I can come
and go as I please
Finding the right apartment com-
plex for your personality can be a
daunting task. Each complex offers
a certain atmosphere and different
amenities that may or may not be to
your liking. Each of the major com-
plexes - Pirate's Cove, University
Manor, River Pointe and Campus
Pointe - guarantee electricity, Eth-
ernet, cable television, individual
washer and dryer, furniture, a full
range of kitchen appliances and
fitness facilities. The differences
in these complexes basically boil
down to miniscule details such as
the number of premium channels
offered within the cable package, the
number of tanning beds, basketball
courts or tennis courts. Prices fluc-
tuate between $387 and $435 per
month for rent.
The trade-off for an all-inclusive
and fully furnished apartment as
opposed to a traditional apartment
without furnishings is that your cre-
ativity is restricted. Pre-chosen fur-
niture and carpeting limit the decor
that can be tastefully displayed.
Such is the advantage of complexes
like Pirate's Place where you must
provide your own furniture, which
also causes the rent to be cheaper.
However, utilities are an additional
cost, whereas the charge for utilities
is already figured into the price for
all-inclusive apartments.
"Usually, it runs about $400 to
$425 for me to live in Pirates Place
per month said Cindy Hill, junior
chemistry major.
"It's also close to campus, which
makes it especially convenient
Any apartment has its disadvan-
tages when compared to the dorms.
While students may grumble about
the quality of food provided at the
dining halls and other campus eat-
eries, there is no denying the con-
venience of being able to walk five
minutes and eat a buffet-style meal.
Additional time must be budgeted
into the day of an apartment dweller
to prepare meals. As a result, eating
healthy is more difficult, especially
for less-than-kitchen-sawy students
who opt for frozen pizzas and meals
made by the likes of Banquet and
Hungry Man.
Additionally, apartment residents
must become accustomed to catch-
ing the bus to campus. If you wake
up at 8:50 a.m. for a 9 a.m. class, you
might still be able to make it to your
seat on time if you live on campus.
However, if you live in an apartment,
it is likely you have missed the bus at
least once and had to wait 20 more
minutes before making it to class.
One extra push of the snooze button
in an apartment complex is tanta-
mount to an unexcused absence
instead of a tardy if you live in the
dorms. The buses generally run on
a 20 to 30 minute cycle in the all-
inclusive complexes.
Even worse than the loss of con-
venience, some students miss the
social aspects of the dorm.
"In the dorm it was a lot easier to
make friends and get involved in
things like intramurals. It was kind
of forced on you said Luke Spencer,
junior political science major.
"I still go eat at Todd for lunch a
couple of times per week because it's
so convenient. It's the little things
like daily newspapers and the ability
to walk to the Galley and use decline
that made the dorms hospitable
While the dorms are convenient,
most students are more than satis-
fied with their apartments.
"I can do what I want, when I
want said Matthew Cook, senior
biology major.
"I have my own room with a door I
can lock when I need my own space,
and I don't have to feel guilty for
hogging the room and impeding on
my roommate. It's been worth every
penny to be free of the dorm
If you wish to live in an all-inclu-
sive apartment, it's important to
move fast. Last year, Pirate's Cove
was full by the latter part of March
and space in the other complexes
was taken soon after.
This writer can be contacted at
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Greenville. NC 27834
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