THE EAST CAROLINIAN
Volume 80 Number 57 TUESDAY
February 22, 2005
Former medical school dean dies at 83
fondly remembered .
Dr. William Laupus, former
dean of the Brody School of
Medicine and founder of the four
year medical school at ECU, died
last week. He was 83 years old.
Dr. Laupus and his family
moved to Greenville in 1975
when he was appointed dean of
the Brody School of Medicine. He
did a number of things to expand
and improve the school through
his leadership and knowledge.
"I'd call him a gentle giant,
he was extremely knowledge-
able, an excellent leader He
had great vision in working with
development of the school said
Jon Tingelstad, former chair of
pediatrics at the Brody School of
Laupus had many supporters
and was faced with some opposi-
tion at times during his career,
but moved forward because
he knew what he was doing
was right. He related well with
patients and their families.
Friends of Dr. Laupus, who also spoke during the ceremony, listen and reflect during the funeral held Monday afternoon.
"I'd call him a mentor, teacher,
a role model Tingelstad said.
Tingelstad said Dr. Laupus
was the right person at the right
time to serve because he fit the
needs of the school and was able
to put the pieces together when
the future of the medical school
was under question.
"There was a lot of resent-
ment about the school from other
parts of the state that didn't think
there should be a medical school
in Greenville Tingelstad said.
"With his diplomatic ways
he moved ahead, the school was
Tingelstad said the combi-
nation of the Brody School of
Medicine, ECU and the hospi-
tal, have been major factors in
the growth and development
of Greenville and have become
"the centerpiece of eastern North
Joseph Zanga, Jefferson-Pilot
distinguished professor in pri-
mary care and assistant dean of
generalist programs, agreed with
"He had come here to take
a medical school that had been
approved by the state legislature
and make it a reality said Zanga.
"Without him and the med-
ical school, the Pitt County
Memorial Hospital would not be
what it is today and Greenville
would not be what it is today
Laupus brought faculty he
knew from the Medical Col-
lege in Virginia to ECU, while
others came from other parts
of the country because of his
strong national reputation as an
educator and administrator. He
brought the medical school from
its first class of approximately 20
students, who took some classes
in trailers, to the present 72 stu-
dents in each entering class.
ECU helps promote camp for
children with heart disease
Audience members listen to Chestnutt's Saturday lecture.
Great Decisions covers
U.S. job outsourcing
CEO explains threat to
A business CEO addressed
the Great Decisions audience in
Rivers Auditorium on the phe-
nomenon of outsourcing U.S.
jobs to other countries.
James Chesnutt, president
and CEO of National Spinning
Company, considers the out-
sourcing of American jobs to be
a huge crisis that could leave a
burden on future generations.
Chesnutt's company manu-
factures textiles and he has seen
a number of his jobs go overseas,
yet his company has not been
afflicted by outsourcing as much
as others. National Spinning
Company has had manufactur-
ing jobs moved to El Salvador. His
other plants are scattered across
eastern North Carolina in places
Since 1994, the United States'
manufactured goods balance has
gone deeply into deficit. Ches-
nutt provided data indicating
the deficit has reached more than
$2.8 trillion. This mounting defi-
cit climbs at a rate of $896,187
Chesnutt said technology is
putting people out of jobs. On
top of that, companies are going
to cheap foreign labor out of
desperation. He said he is in favor
of free trade but there has to be a
way to make free trade fair.
"We need to craft agreements
that make sense said Chesnutt.
People in Greenville may not
notice the effects of job outsourc-
ing, but the rest of eastern North
Carolina has wearily felt it.
"This doesn't happen as
much in Greenville, this is Boom
Town Chesnutt said.
The manufacturing and ser-
vices industries have been dam-
aged the most by this phenom-
enon, but this is something that
Next Saturday, Feb. 26, �
the Great Decisions series
continues with a look at Sudan
and the Darfur. Suzan Bradley
from the U.S. State Department
Is scheduled to talk about this
impacts the entire economy. It
affects everyone, from those who
are unemployed to consumers.
Many consumer items are pro-
duced in other countries
Chesnutt told a story about
a woman who once worked for
him, lost her job and was forced
to work multiple part-time jobs.
She went from having a comfort-
able job with benefits to working
at hotels without any retirement,
health care or vacations.
The North American Free
Trade Agreement was estab-
lished in 1994 to open trade with
Mexico and Canada. At that time,
the Clinton administration pre-
dicted the national account bal-
ance would reach a surplus of10
billion by 2005. Unfortunately,
our trade debt with Mexico
is closing in on $50 billion.
U.S. Federal Reserve Chair-
man Alan Greenspan is worried
about the harmful effects of trade
deficits as well. The dollar is weak-
ening, inflation has been a prob-
lem recently and interest rates will
increase dramatically. Increases
in interest rates have adverse
effects on the housing market,
stunts GDP growth and puts a
burden on future generations.
Chesnutt said the U.S. is the
world's largest debtor, and we
have outstanding debts to Japan,
China and various oil-providing
countries in the Middle East.
He said China, in particular,
presents a problem for the U.S.
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Event raises awareness
for heart disease
The Hampton Inn in Wil-
liamston, NC hosted an infor-
mative meeting meant to raise
awareness for congenital heart
disease Saturday in honor of
Congenital Heart Disease Day,
celebrated on Feb. 14.
The event sought to raise
support for The Heart Camp, a
three-day program scheduled
for April 15 - 17 to aid children
who suffer from congenital heart
The pre-camp event was
designed to raise awareness of
congenital heart disease and
allow the children who suffer
from this disease to meet each
other before the actual camp in
April. This event also allowed the
parents of the children to meet
the counselors who will be par-
ticipating in The Heart Camp.
Priti Desai, child life coordina-
tor in the college of human ecol-
ogy, designed the event to have
a fun and social environment.
"It was very fun said Desai.
"We wanted the children to
come out of their shells
The pre-camp was entitled
"Come Out of Your Shell A turtle
was the logo for the event and
illustrated the desired outcome
for the day's activities. Games
and activities took place allow-
ing the children to participate
with each other and understand
there are others just like them.
The event had a successful
draw of children and parents.
"Approximately 50 people
were in attendance, which is a
good starting point for an event
like this Desai said.
"It makes the children know
that they are not alone with heart
In addition to focusing on
children who suffer from this dis-
ease, siblings of affected children
also received attention.
"Our goal is to raise support
for families with heart problems
"Siblings of patients also have
their own needs
The day's events were well
received from its attendants.
"The reactions were great, as
well as the synergy of the event
"We wanted to improve the
children's self-esteem while
allowing them to have a good
time. It was absolutely a success
Jessica Browning, a senior
child development family rela-
tions major who serves as the
Student Liason between ECU and
The Heart Camp, found the event
"We had great success
more than we could have ever
hoped for said Browning.
"This event made the parents
feel more comfortable and excited
about The Heart Camp
The Pitt County Memorial
Hospital Foundation provided a
grant that allowed this initiative
to take place.
"We are very grateful to the
Pitt County Memorial Hospital
Foundation for supporting this
ft Heart Camp
Those who are Interested in
this cause can contact Priti
Desai at 328-2866 for more
Information on how to get
Involved with The Heart Camp.
event Desai said.
"This is all about teamwork and
getting together for a good cause
This initiative is important
because of the seriousness of con-
genital heart disease. One out of
every 100 children is born with
congenital heart disease.
"Congenital heart disease
that remains untreated is the
highest cause of morbidity in
children Desai said.
"Addressing the emotional
and psychological needs of these
children helps enhance their
quality of life
Dr. Charles Sang, a cardiolo-
gist, was in attendance, as well as
Sharon Welsh, a pediatric cardiol-
Nancy Harris, the honorary
camp dietician also attended
Saturday's events. This initia-
tive has succeeded in bringing
together many different depart-
ments of ECU.
The department of child
development and family resources
raised $680 in a fundraiser for the
The Heart Camp itself will
be held at Camp Don Lee Center
in Arapahoe, NC. Children who
suffer from congenital heart dis-
see HEART page A3
He came here from the Medi-
cal College at the University of
Virginia in Richmond,
where he was a professor of
pediatrics and chair of the
department of pediatrics.
"He built the department
of pediatrics there from a small
local program to a very busy
national recognized pediatric
program. He came here to do the
same Zanga said.
Dr. Laupus has worked as an
administrator and a clinician
who worked well with faculty
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Children play a game where they have to work as a team to escape a web of panty hose during
Saturday's meeting of potential campers called "Come Out of Your Shell
Meters have been spinning
faster due to winter weather.
suggests how to save
money on heating
In light of the recent cold spell,
the cost for utility bills among
ECU students and Greenville resi-
dents has increased. Greenville
Utilities suggests students use
other methods of combating the
cold instead of increasing the heat.
Andy Yakim, energy supervi-
sor at Greenville Utilities, said
when using a heat pump, students
should set the system at a com-
fortable temperature and leave it.
"Setting your thermostat at
68 degrees is a national recom-
mendation said Yakim.
Each degree over the recom-
mended 68 degrees will cause
consumers to pay 7 percent more.
"If someone keeps their ther-
� mostat set at 78 degrees and
doesn't move it up or down, they
will still pay 70 to 80 percent
more for their heating Yakim
Continually resetting a ther-
mostat's temperature can triple
heating costs, no matter how much
it was reset. The reason behind
this is heat pumps are equipped
with backup systems and turning
the heat up one degree causes this
system to turn on, which can
triple a person's heating costs.
Many older homes are not
equipped with heat pumps.
Therefore, they use electric fur-
naces, oil, gas or baseboard heat-
Yakim said homes not
equipped with heat pumps should
turn off their systems as much as
possible. It does not cost more to
reheat a building than to keep it
heated when no one is home.
Greenville Utilities permits
customers to view the utility
history of homes or apartments
prior to renting.
Yakim said he recommends
checking these past bills, especially
when looking at an older home.
Students who receive a bill
from Greenville Utilities on a
monthly basis are not only receiv-
ing an electric bill. Water, sewage,
gas and some additional bills
from Greenville Utilities are also
included in this summary, all of
which students need to consider
when analyzing their statements.
"The biggest complaint from
students is their parents' bills
are lower, until they realize what
their bill entails Yakim said.
Sixty percent of a students'
electric bill consists of heating
and cooling their home, 20 per-
cent consists of water heating
and the other 20 percent consists
of lights, computers, washing
The following months are
listed from coldest to warmest
in past winter seasons:
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TUESDAY February 22, 2005
Campus News News Briefs
In the article 'City mandates
heightened fire safety measures in
Greek houses" in the Feb. 16 issue
of TEC, the writer received faulty
information from an interviewee
concerning the house at UNC
Chapel Hill that had a house fire.
The fraternity reported, Delta Chi,
does not have a chapter at Chapel
Hill. In 1996, Chapel Hill's chapter
of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity
suffered a fire, which killed five
young men and injured three.
In the article "Great Decisions
speaker discusses the Middle
East" from the Feb. 1 issue of
TEC, Joseph Kickasola did not
say terrorists use Muhammad's
angry episodes and messages
as justification for violence
against non-Muslims. He said
the Quran contains peaceful
verses and warlike verses. The
Islamic theocrats interpret the
peaceful verses in view of the
warlike verses and the Islamic
democrats interpret the warlike
verses in view of the peaceful
verses. He said during the Cold
War it was necessary, in view of
nuclear exchange, to put stability
before reform and to support even
dictators that were anti-Soviet.
Kickasola also said that some U.S.
leaders at the time said Islamic
dictators are "bastards" but they
are "our bastards
Good Morning Commuter
Adult and Commuter Student
Services will hold various events
throughout the day Feb. 22 at the
Student Recreational Center to
celebrate National Health and
Fitness Day. Begin the day with
a healthy breakfast offered from
8:30 -11 a.m. From 9:30 -11:30
a.m� there will be sit-reach tests
and other related activities while
Tara Barber will provide nutrition
information. The All Access
Workout will take place from
12 -1 p.m. and body fat testing
will begin at 4:30 p.m. An Aqua
Fitness class begins at 5:30 p.m.
Look for Phi Kappa Deita tables
promoting cancer prevention
outside Wright Plaza Feb. 22
- 24 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Get
informative pamphlets and enter
to win great prizes.
ECU Graduation Expo
ECU May graduates are invited
to a special Graduation expo
featuring everything students
need for graduation including
diploma frames, class rings and
other accessories. The expo
will take place in the rear dining
room of Wright Place Feb. 22
- Feb. 24. On Tuesday, vendors
will be available from 10 a.m.
- 3 p.m. and 5 - 7 p.m. For more
information, call 328-6731 or visit
Mac Users Meeting
The ECU Mac Users Group
will have its February meeting
Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 7:15 p.m.
in the Willis Building. Meetings are
free and open to anyone. Agenda
includes the latest Apple news
update, a demonstration of new
Mac software from lUfe '05 and
iWork.The$1 raffle prizes include
a new IPod Shuffle 1GB, I Ufe '05
and iWork software. For more
information visit ecumug.org.
'My Three Angels'
The ECULoessin Playhouse
is sponsoring this comedy
about three convicts on a work
furlough. Employed by a family
they became fond of, they learn
the family may lose their business
and inheritance. Possessing
criminal minds and hearts of
gold, they set matters right and
In doing so redeem themselves
as real life angels to the grateful
family. The performance will be
Feb. 24 - Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. with a
2 p.m. matinee on Sunday In the
McGinnis Theatre. Call 328-6829
for more information.
The ECU Folk and Country
Dancers are sponsoring a contra
dance Feb. 25 at the Willis
Building. Beginners lesson is at
7:30 p.m. and the dance Is from
8 - 10:30 p.m. A string band will
perform live, old-time and Celtic
music. Costs for admission Is
$3 for students, $5 for FASG
members and $8 for the general
public. For more information, call
Trial set for former board
chairman accused of assault
RALEIGH, NC - A March 4 trial date
has been set for a former chairman of
the University of North Carolina Board
of Governors charged with assaulting
a teenage girt in the elevator of a
Hilton Head, SC hotel.
Ben Sylvester Ruffln, 63, of Winston-
Salem, turned himself into Hilton Head,
SC police Thursday in connection
with a 16-year-old girl's claims that
she was inappropriately touched
An arrest warrant was taken out in
August against Ruffin, who is charged
with one count of simple assault and
battery, according to court records.
Ruffin was released from jail on his
recognizance, the records show.
Police believe Ruffin inappropriately
touched the girl as the two rode in
an elevator at the Hilton Head Island
Marriott Hotel during a conference
in July 2004.
Ruffin previously said he was not in
the elevator with the girl.
His trial is slated for municipal court
in Hilton Head.
Ruffin was the first black chairman of
the Board of Governors and remains
an emeritus member.
UNC system probes
Improved hearth plan for workers
DURHAM, NC - North Carolina's
public university system wants to
create its own employee insurance
program, one that is cheaper and less
restrictive than the existing health
plan for state employees.
The University of North Carolina
system's Board of Governors recently
approved the experiment as one of
its priorities for the current legislative
session. The plan would need
approval from the General Assembly.
The university system would provide
health insurance directly to the 37,000
state university employees and about
24,000 dependents statewide while still
operating within the state health plan.
The goal is not to get separated from
the state plan. The goal is to get better
benefits said Leslie Winner, the
university system's general counsel.
Florida couple accused of torture
BEVERLY HILLS, Fla. - Only after John
and Linda Dollar's 16-year-old son
was hospitalized with a head wound
did investigators find what they say
were signs of abuse at the home - a
cattle prod, pliers and what appeared
to be toenails.
The Dollars - regarded by state social
workers a decade ago as model
parents - now stand accused of
monstrous acts against five of their
eight children, including the 16-year-
old, who weighed just 60 pounds
when he was hospitalized.
The couple appeared briefly in court
Sunday in Lecanto, where a judge
denied them bail.
"It's a tragedy, and I wish there was
something we could've done sooner
said Florida Department of Children
& Families spokesman Bill D'Aiuto.
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machines, small refrigerators and
other similar appliances.
"Turning lights and small
appliances off is a good thing,
but it isn't something that will
show a significant difference on
your bill Yakim said.
Students have felt the effects
of this winter's fluctuating tem-
"Rather than turning the heat
up or down when the weather
changes, I usually just put on a
sweatshirt said Katelin Finch,
sophomore psychology major.
Finch said since her apart-
ment is small, she can tell a differ-
ence when she opens her blinds
to let the sun in.
"The sunlight warms up my
apartment most of the time with-
out the heat on at all Finch said.
Emily White, sophomore
nursing major, opted to turn her
heat down instead of off during
the warm weather.
"Since it was warm for a few
days, we turned the heat down
to 62 degrees, but now it's cooler
we've had to turn it up to 70
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"But if we don't know about it, or if
the school system doesn't know
about it, or if a neighbor doesn't
know about it there's nothing that
us or law enforcement or anyone
else can do
The children have told investigators
they were starved, shocked with a
cattle prod, beaten with a hammer
and had toenails yanked out with
pliers. Police compared their
emaciated bodies to victims of Nazi
Gonzo Journalist Hunter S.
Thompson commits suicide
ASPEN, Colo. - Hunter S. Thompson,
the hard-living writer who inserted
himself into his accounts of America's
underbelly and popularized a first-
person form of journalism in books
such as Fear and Loathing in Las
Vegas, has committed suicide.
Thompson was found dead Sunday in
his Aspen-area home of an apparent
self-inflicted gunshot wound, sheriff's
officials said. He was 67. Thompson's
wife, Anita, had gone out before the
shooting and was not home at the time.
Besides the 1972 classic about
Thompson's visit to Las Vegas,
he also wrote Fear and Loathing:
On the Campaign Trail '72. The
central character in those wild,
sprawling satires was "Dr. Thompson
a snarling, drug-and alcohol-crazed
observer and participant.
Thompson is credited alongside Tom
Wolfe and Gay Talese with helping
pioneer New Journalism - or, as he
dubbed it, "gonzo journalism" - in
which the writer made himself an
essential component of the story.
Thompson, whose early writings
mostly appeared in Rolling Stone
magazine, often portrayed himself as
wildly intoxicated as he reported on
such historic figures as Jimmy Carter,
Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton.
Bush faces Iraq critics,
calls for trans-Atlantic unity
BRUSSELS, Belgium - President
Bush, hoping to thaw relations with
European leaders skeptical about
U.S. involvement in Iraq and the
Middle East, pressed on Monday for
greater trans-Atlantic relations. "In a
new century, the alliance of America
and Europe is the main pillar of our
security he said.
Bush pledged to move forward to
long-running conflict between the
Palestinians and Israelis and "raise
the flag of a free Palestine
"The world must not rest until there
is a just and lasting resolution
to this conflict Bush said.
Belgium Prime Guy Verhofstadt,
who introduced Bush, said the
U.Sled invasion was divisive, but
with problems in Africa and other
parts ot the world, "It makes little
sense arguing about who was right
Turning to another volatile spot in
the world, Bush called on Syria to
withdraw its forces from Lebanon. As
Bush spoke, thousands of opposition
supporters in Beirut shouted
insults at'Syria and demanded the
resignation of Lebanon's pro-Syrian
government, marking a week since
the assassination of Rafik Hariri,
Lebanon's most prominent politician.
Syria must end its occupation of
Lebanon, Bush said to applause.
"The Lebanese people have the right
to be free, and the United States
and Europe share an interest in an
independent, democratic Lebanon
he said, adding that If Syrians stay out
of Lebanon's parliamentary elections
in the spring, the vote "can be another
milestone of liberty
U.N. refugee chief
resigns, proclaims innocence
UNITED NATIONS - After months
of criticism, Secretary-General Kofi
Annan decided that U.N. refugee chief
Ruud Lubbers had to go because
of the growing controversy over
allegations that the former Dutch
prime minister had sexually harassed
Lubbers didn't go easily. He
resigned Sunday but proclaimed his
innocence, saying he felt insulted
and accusing Annan of giving in to
At a meeting with Annan on Friday, U.N.
diplomats said the secretary-general
offered the U.N. High Commissioner
for Refugees two choices - resign
or face suspension and charges of
breaking U.N. rules.
Allegations first surfaced last year
that he had made unwanted sexual
advances toward a female employee,
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1 le helped Zanga, started him
out on his career, first assisting
him to do fellowship in general
pediatrics in primary care and
then assisting him in securing
a fellowship at the University of
Rochester in New York.
"I'd call him a
a role model
Former chair of
pediatrics at BSOM
Dr. Laupus also introduced
Zanga to the American Academy
of Pediatrics and to some of
the officers of the academy. Dr.
Zanga was eventually elected
the president of the AAP after
serving on the Board of Directors
of theorganization before hecame
to the Brody School of Medicine.
"Dr. Laupus was a fine teacher
and excellent administrator
"He not only taught the
science of medicine, but he taught
allof us theart of medicine as well
Zanga said Laupus was able
to make patients feel well and
recover faster by taking the
time to talk to them and by
caring about them in addition to
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disease, are within the ages of Z
- 18 and live in Pitt County are
eligible for participation. The
camp is designed to develop th
children in ways that will impact
The theme of the camp is
"Rhythm of Our Llearts which
allows the skills of the depart-
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utilized in an effective way.
According to the Congen-
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work, congenital heart diseas?
occurs when the heart is formed
improperly and results in struc-
tural abnormalities. This con-
dition is the most frequently
occurring birth defect and the
leading cause of birth-defect
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They have far fewer environmen-
tal and human rights regulations,
which allows them to comman-
deer many manufacturing jobs
from the United States. He said
the biggest problem for him and
his company is trying to "jump
through hoops" to meet U.S.
environmental regulations that
other countries do not have.
This problem is not isolated
to the United States though.
Several European countries have
endured this as well. However,
this dilemma has afflicted the
U.S. the most. This country cur-
rently has a $40 billion deficit in
advanced technology-even those
jobs are being shipped overseas
Chesnutt enjoyed speaking,
at the Great Decisions forum,
because it gave him an opportu-
nity to visit his alma mater. He,
graduated from ECU in 1963.
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AMANDA Q. UNGERFELT Editor In Chief
TUESDAY February 22, 2005
Reading this column could
improve your quality of life
In 50 years, reading for pleasure may be a
concept that will cease to exist. Fiction novels
will drop from the shelves, newspapers will
stop publication and magazines will become
a thing of the past.
While this may be a slight exaggeration,
"researches maintain this scenario could be
According to a recent study by the National
Endowment for the Arts, the amount of
people who enjoy reading is in a serious
-�fledine - especially in the age group of
In this age group, the rate of decline in read-
ing rates is 55 percent greater than the total
adult population. At this rate, the NEA warns,
literary reading will virtually disappear in as
little as 50 years.
While this fact is alarming to us as employ-
ees of a newspaper, we can't help but think
how this statistic will affect our society in the
upcoming years. Can you imagine a world
where our kids (or our grand kids) have no
idea who Huck Finn is? No knowledge of
The study also found a total decline of 10
percentage points in literary readers from
1982 to 2002 - a loss of approximately 20
Not only does a decline in reading strike
against our culture, but It also affects us
Brain researchers report mental exercises,
such as puzzles, doing math and even read-
ing, contribute to living a healthy life. And
no, reading the scrolling text on CNN or TRL
The NEA survey revealed readers are more
likely to be involved in cultural, sports and
volunteer activities than non-readers. Keep
our society lively - pick up a book.
Amanda Q. Ungerfelt
Editor in Chief
Nick Henne Kristin Day
News Editor Asst. News Editor
Carolyn Scandura Kristin Murnane
Features Editor Asst Features Editor
Head Copy Editor
Asst Sports Editor
Special Sections Editor
Asst Photo Editor
Alexander Marclnlak Dustin Jones
Web Editor Asst Web Editor
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Intrusion rises with proposed laws
Time to stand up and
defend your rights
A few weeks ago I mentioned that
Fairfax, Va. had passed a law that
no one under the age of 18 would
be allowed to use a cell phone while
driving, whether it was a hands-free
unit or not. I also warned that unless
something was done the law would be
copied by other states. Guess what? I
told you so.
Currently on the books in the NC
Legislature - the state senate to be
exact - is Bill S102. This piece of leg-
islation is the same as Virginia's: No
cell phone usage by anyone under the
age of 18 while driving. Unless it is an
"approved" emergency call, that is.
As was the case in Virginia, this is a
bad law based on false premises that is
restricting the actions of a select group
You do realize that if this bill is
passed, as of Dec. 1 of this year there
will be students at ECU, and every
other college in the state, that will not
be allowed to use a cell phone while
driving, don't you? Fellow collegians,
maybe even your brothersisterfriend,
will be profiled for "driving while talk-
Feel a little differently now that
the government intrusion into our
private lives may hit closer to home?
Feeling a little less liberal, perhaps? Or
are you even now trying to justify this
to yourself and others? Are you tell-
ing yourself, "it is for his or her own
good" like a good little hypocrite? Yes,
hypocrite. You know full well that you
would be howling, "foul" if you were
currently under 18.
Well, most of you would anyway.
Just for fun, let's look at a few more
proposed pieces of legislation that the
NC Legislature will consider. We'll stay
with the Senate bills for now.
S104: DWI-Zero Alcohol When
Transporting Child. Introduced by the
same Senator that wants to target teen-
agers, this bill, if passed, would make
it a DW1 offense for a driver to have
any (yes any) alcohol in their blood
when "transporting a person 17 years
or less Note the wording "any alcohol
in their blood Not .08 as is the legal
limit now. A whole new definition of
DW1 will be created.
While the Senate has its Big Brother
moments, they have nothing on the
State House. Let's check a few of their
H286: Increase Cigarette Tax.
Raise the tax from two to four cents
per cigarette. Also raises the tax on
non-cigarette tobacco from 2 percent
to 32 percent of cost price. This bill is
written so that it seems to be protecting
HIS: Cigarette Tax Increase For
Public Health. Raise the tax from 2 to
6 cents per cigarette. Note the words
"Public Health 1 thought that was
what the multi-billion dollar tobacco
company lawsuit money was to be used
for. Oh yeah, that's right. That money
was misappropriated. Again, bills tar-
geting certain groups andor behaviors.
Where you be, libs?
H39: Motorcycles - No Passengers
Under Age 10. Again, an intrusive law
to protect "the children
H106: Expand Medicaid Eligibil-
ity to Children200 Percent. This is
a cute one. It will expand eligibility
for drum roll please children to
the State Medicaid program to 200
percent of the Federal poverty level.
End result? Expansion of the Medicaid
rolls and more money spent. Coin-
cidentally, this dovetails nicely with
Governor Easley's current budget,
which increased by 5.S percent over
Did you know Easley says it
will "cost too much" to drop the "tem-
porary" 12 percent tax increase that
was to expire this year? Why? Well,
because the State needs the money
for, among other things, an increase
in Medicaid spending. Well, duh. If
you continually expand eligibility you
spend more money. Nice logic. Let's
H12: Left Lane For Passing Only.
This one I like, sort of. It says that on
four lane or greater highways, get your
slow little butt out of the left lane unless
you are passing, turning or exiting. 1
like it because maybe now I won't have
to ram people out of my way. Only
kidding, kinda. I don't like it because
it legislates what is a legal, if annoying,
action. Oh well.
All these proposed laws, and many
more here and across the country, are
dangerous intrusions into our per-
sonal freedoms, whether you agree or
not. The day may (will?) come when
something, be it a law, court ruling,
whatever, will be handed down that
will profoundly and negatively affect
you. Some of these laws, and their
predecessors, are doing so to others at
If you do not stand up and defend
other's rights, even If it is the right to
be stupid and self destructive, who
will defend you when your rights are
In My Opinion
Bloggers vs, bosses: Caught in a tangled Web
(KRT) � Nothing's been hotter in
the blogosphere in recent days than
news accounts of the Durham, NC
Herald-Sun reporter fired after she
posted a workplace rant - "I really hate
my place of employment" - on her per-
sonal Internet diary, or blog.
It wasn't the first time an employer
had dumped cold water on this free and
easy world of online musings. With as
many as two-dozen cases documented,
more bloggers are being asked to clean
out their cubicles.
Some employees who blog ran afoul
of their bosses for Internet postings
made on company time at their office
computer terminals. Others post Items
from home that anger their workplace's
While still rare, employer repri-
sals are a troubling response - if only
because they're an overreaction to the
online carping from real-life Dilberts.
Issuing pink slips can backfire in
the court of public opinion, too. Delta
Air Lines flight attendant Ellen Sim-
onetti now blogs semi-famously on
her "Diary of a Fired Flight Attendant"
site, after having her boarding pass torn
up for posting photos of herself in her
Delta uniform on an empty plane.
As for the Herald-Sun execs who
thought it was a dandy idea for a news-
paper to squelch free expression, well,
they might want to remember they're
in the free-speech business.
Though they may be practicing the
fine art of overkill, these employers are
within their legal rights. Employment
law.experts report that businesses have
broad latitude to crack down on behav-
ior that clashes with "the business mis-
sion however they define it.
So the byword is: Bloggers beware.
A dose of caution might not be the
worst thing to hit the blogosphere,
As with e-mail a decade ago, blog-
gers are discovering that the ease and
freedom of the medium that they cel-
ebrate also can bring costs they'll want
to avoid. Little things such as pink slips
Bloggers may post their thoughts
from the kitchen table In their paja-
mas. Yet they operate in the public
world of publishing. They write things
for strangers to read. And the First
Amendment guarantee of free speech
is not the only rule that applies in the
For instance, there are those pesky
laws on defamation and libel. And
in America, at least, publishing com-
mentary on public events implies an
allegiance to truthfulness.
Those are the rules of the road,
anyway, for the MSM - the mainstream
media that many bloggers like to mock
and pillory. Part of what bloggers mock
in the MSM - its caution and slowness
- stems from the old guard having
lived much longer in a world where
error and hyperbole can have painful
Blogging will mature through
its brushes with harsh realities. That
doesn't mean blogging has to become
less interesting or useful. It just has
to come to grips better with its public
nature. (Private, password-protected
blogs should be accorded more pro-
tection since they amount to private
For now, employers should famil-
iarize themselves with this growing,
powerful practice and come up with
sensible blogging policies that are
conveyed clearly to employees. Sensible
implies that workers shouldn't be given
carte blanche to trash co-workers or
expose trade secrets, but neither should
they be.harshly punished for speech
that damages only a boss' ego. It also
suggests that the medium offers some
benefits to companies that value open-
ness and feedback from workers.
By the same token, more bloggers
need to understand that, at times,
indeed, the whole world - not just
people who think as they do - could
The clock tower serves no
purpose. It can't be there to give
people the time because it never
gives the correct time.
Props to sports writer Robert
Leonard for his article last week
and every week. It's pretty obvi-
ous he knows what he's talking
about and he tells it like it is.
To those who are saying,
"baseball season is here, finally
something we are good at you
need to wake up. The ECU swim
team continues to be the school's
best sport and this year they were
ranked first in the nation. Pay
Anyone see a NC State game
on TV? Man, their student sec-
tion is terrible. Goes to show how
awesome Pirate fans are.
Ronald Reagan might be
dead, but as long as tuition goes
up by 10 percent every year, his
economics will live on.
I hate not being able to get
into a section that would fit
into the rest of my class sched-
ule because it's closed. Every
semester, after the last drop-day
to be exact, the classes all of a
sudden shrink to 50 percent of its
original size because the other 50
percent are space and time-wast-
ing bozos. If you're not going to
stick with it, why sign up in the
Stop with the presidential
pirate rants. There isn't anything
you can do about it. Stop com-
plaining and get the hell over it.
I am just continually amazed
at how many people cannot speak
or write the English language.
Have the school systems stopped
teaching proper grammar skills?
I'm astounded at e-mails and cor-
respondence from staff members
who continually slaughter the
English language. It's shameful.
And some of these folks I know
have a college education.
It is fine to smoke - many
people make a living from
tobacco - but please note, you
smell really bad.
Tony Zoppo, you are the
sports editor and somehow you
let Matt Saunders publish his
article on NASCAR. Not only
is there a picture of Dale Jarret
labeled Jimmy Johnson but also
he doesn't even get the facts
about the sport right. NASCAR
is the number one spectator
sport in the U.S. and in second
world wide behind only soccer.
The NFL would love to have
the number of spectators that
NASCAR has. Matt, I am glad you
are going to give NASCAR a try
this race season but before any
more pieces on the sport please
do a little research and get the
Pro-choice is pro-death, or
more correctly, pro-murder. You're
killing a human being who can't
defend itself. Maybe you should
have "thought for yourself"
before you got pregnant. If you're
responsible enough to have sex,
you're responsible enough to deal
with the consequences.
Well, it all makes sense now.
No wonder Peter "I hate Amer-
ica" Kalajian has such hated
views on our great country. He's
just another every day criminal
trying to get his record cleaned
up so he can get a job when he
leaves ECU. Isn't it funny that if
you don't break the law you don't
have to worry about going to jail?
Why don't local apartments
have leases based on a nine-
month school year that don't cost
$50 extra a month? I thought this
was a college town.
To the writer of the NASCAR
article: I am happy for you that
you finally realize there is some-
thing other than football to watch
on Sunday, but maybe you should
do your research and label the
pictures in your article correctly.
Hasn't anyone ever heard of
the courtesy flush? Because of
you, I go into the bathroom smell-
ing sweet and come out smelling
like Duke Blue Devils, that is.
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an anonymous way for students and
staff in the ECU community to voice
their opinions. Submissions can be
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PageA5features@theeastcarolinlan.com 252.328.6366 CAROLYN SCANDURA Features Editor KRISTIN MURNANE Assistant Features Editor TUESDAY February 22, 2005
Education Job Fair
ECU'S College of Education is
holding a job fair Friday, Feb.
25 from 9 a.m. - noon at the
Murphy Center. Employers on-
hand will include people from
Virginia, North Carolina and South
Carolina recruiting professional
educators, student support staff
and school administrators.
There will be a Spring 2005
Majors Fair on Wednesday, March
2 from 10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. on
the first floor in the Bate Building.
Find out the right major for you.
Love Letters, staring Eva Marie
Saint and John Hayden will be
performing at Wright Auditorium
Saturday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets
Names in the News:
New FX Sitcom
Move over Clint Eastwood and
Denis Leary. Rob McElhenny, of
Philadelphia, will write, executive-
produce and star in the FX sitcom
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
scheduled to premiere in the
McElhenny, 27, got bored
after looking for acting jobs in
Hollywood for a few years. So he
made the plot with some friends
"for the price of a couple of pizzas
and the tape pitched it a few
places, and sold it to the cable
"It got close to a bidding war
McElhenny says. The show, which
will be shot in Philadelphia and in
LA is about a group of friends
who open a bar in Philadelphia.
The new mogul is already living
large. FX took him to the Super
Bowl, and he figures he'll have
enough bread to pay off his 2000
'Starved' for Attention
In other FX news, the network
will debut a new comedy this
summer about eating disorders,
Variety reports. "Starved written
and directed by and co-starring
Eric Schaeffer ("My Life's in
Turnaround"), will chronicle the life
and times of four 30-somethings
(three guys and one gal) as they
struggle to deal with their illness.
We think this is a surefire hit. After
all, there's nothing quite as funny
as watching a fellow human being
starve to death.
To be fair, the show is intended
to be one of those sappy, life-
affirming dramas about folks
Self-obsessed reality TV star
Anna Nicole Smith is not a happy
camper this week. The U.S. Court
of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
has declined to reconsider a
December ruling that the former
Playboy bunny is not entitled to
pocket $88.5 million from the
estate of her late husband, oilman
J. Howard Marshall II.
Marshall, who was a sprightly 89
when the then-26-year-old stripper
captured his heart, died in 1995,
leaving his son, E. Pierce Marshall
and Smith in mortal combat over
the estate. The court's decision
upholds a ruling by a three-judge
panel from the same court that
E. Pierce is J. Howard's sole heir.
Smith's attorney, Howard K. Stern,
says he'll appeal. Now Smith will
have to stick to her multi-million
dollar endorsement with TrimSpa
to pay the bills.
Sylvester Stallone, one of the
producers and a host of "The
Contender says the boxing reality
show is not culpable in the suicide
of Philadelphia boxer Najai Turpin,
23, who shot himself Monday.
"This unfortunate occurrence
seems to have nothing to do with
boxing but other personal issues
that we really don't know much
about said Stallone.
Meanwhile, series co-producer
Mark Burnett says since multiple
episodes featuring Turpin have
already been shot, he will remain
in the NBC series, which will debut
March 7 and will include a tribute
to the promising welterweight.
(") Interesting Facts:
-ECU was originally called East Carolina
-College ot Education Is often called The Rag-
ship College of Education In North Carolina
-ECU-C0E is one ot four programs nationwide
recognized by the U.S. Department of Educa-
tion tor developing 'cutting edge programs
that will provide powerful examples for others
The college of education educates many successful and enthusiastic female and male teachers each year.
THE SPEIGHT BUILDING
Boldly growing like
no college has
In 1907, the eastern part of
North Carolina was glaringly
short of teachers. East Carolina
Teacher's College was founded
that year to turn out good teach-
ers to face the gap. That college
became ECU, and the university's
education program continued to
excel. Today the ECU College of
Education is still a leader in pro-
ducing the best teachers not just
for the state, but for the nation.
The college of education cur-
rently has around 3,700 students
in programs, and offers bachelors,
masters and doctoral degrees, as
well as alternative licensure
programs, educational specialist
certificates and distance educa-
tion programs to students.
The college proclaims quite
a laundry list of honors and dis-
tinctions. The program for middle
grades mathematics preparation
was selected by the U.S. Depart-
ment of Education as one of only
four exemplary teacher education
programs in the nation. The NC
State Board of Education has
declared the college to have an
"exemplary professional prepara-
tion program according to their
Higher Education Performance
Report. College of education
graduates have been recognized
as Teachers of the Year at every
level, and in 2002 the college
was ranked the highest of all
the teacher education programs
in North Carolina by the State
Board of Education.
The college of education's
mission statement declares that
it aims to prepare "professional
educators and allied practitio-
ners including professionals in
business information systems,
counseling, electronic media
and librarianship It claims to
also promote effective teaching
and work with state agencies to
nurture and create the state's
However, the true measure of
the college of education lies in
the halls of the Speight Building,
the only lightly bricked building
on campus. On the walls of the
building are pictures of classes
at the college since its inception,
including a picture of the original
1907 building. On the other end
of the pictures is a photo of cur-
rent dean, Marilyn Sheerer expe-
riencing the future of education
through technological glasses.
This is a microcosm of the col-
lege, which stands on its history
and works to improve it.
Dean Sheerer said the col-
lege has worked from its past
and "continued to produce more
teachers, administrators and
other education professionals for
the public schools than any other
The college of education has
not even been a college for very
long, as its growth took it from a
school to a college in 2003, which
demonstrates how it grows even
up to now.
The faculty of the college is a
group that somehow manages to
match the energy of their spirited
leader, and their Web site boasts
a huge list of accolades that their
faculty have received. Since 2003,
this faculty has increased 30 per-
cent, and continues to get federal
money and donations to keep
working for education.
One aspect of the college
that keeps growing and services
more than 1,200 of the 3,700
students is the distance educa-
tion program. Yokima Cureton,
the director of communication
for the college, said she feels "our
distance education program sets
us apart from any other teacher
prep programs across the state
"We are delivering quality
instruction to students across
the state in ways that the stu-
dents want to receive it said
"We are not delivering 'one-
Numbers would certainly
agree with Cureton: more than
125 faculty members teach more
than 100 distance education
courses every semester, many
of which are entirely online,
empowering students who are
nowhere near Greenville to
receive an education.
Another part of the college
that both Cureton and Sheerer
feel is growing and should distin-
guish ECU'S College of Education
from the rest is the use of tech-
nology. Technology is important
to a teacher in today's classroom,
and the college requires an entire
course on the uses of technol-
ogy in the educational environ-
Sheerer also said "a major
advancement in the making is
the development of a Center for
Applied Research in Education.
We want to increase our research
productivity and mentor ne,w
faculty to become scholars with
respect to the field of educa-
ECU's college also is one of
14 universities in North Carolina
with a North Carolina Teach-
ing Fellows Program, which is'a
scholarship that is given to 400
high school seniors every year
to aid them in becoming teach-
ers. This program is specifically
designed to produce quality edu-
cators to address a critical short-
age of teachers in our state.
The ECU College of Educa-
tion is a part of North Carolina's
effort to improve its educational
status, and in many ways is the
state's foremost piece of its effort.
Being nationally recognized, the
college stands at the forefront of
educational efforts, and contin-
ues to address the educational
gap in North Carolina and the
United States with the same
energy and enthusiasm with
which Dean Sheerer greets new
guests in her office.
This writer can be contacted at
Chorale singers gearing up
for collaborative concert
Healthy options are seen above at Mendenhall Dining Hall.
ECU'S new spin on
food guide pyramid
to dining service
Eating, it's something we
all do, In fact eating may be the
one thing that all human beings
have in common. However, when
you're a college student all the
rules you previously held about
your eating habits seem to just
fly out the window.
With places like Mendenhall
and Todd dining hall, many stu-
dents feel that overeating is a real
issue. All the food is placed out
in front of the students and they
have the opportunity to come
back for more as many times
as they want in a single sitting.
Some students feel they should
try and get their money's worth
and at the same time consume
enough to keep themselves full
until the next meal time rolls
"They could make more
variety said Lindsey Parker,
sophomore art major.
This is the complaint made by
many students, it's not that there
is not enough to eat, rather the
main courses available sometime
seem to contrast with the sides
that go with them.
"I want more normal food, 1
feel like everything is so random,
but I dig the salad bar Parker
It seems that having quesadil-
las and quiche all in the same sit-
ting doesn't go over too well with
many of the students who eat at
the campus dining facilities.
"Everybody likes choices, we
try to design the menu accord-
ing to what a college student
would eat said John Marshall,
ECU alumnus and manager of
Marshall said the food pre-
pared is based on a "cycle menu
meaning that the food cycle
changes every three weeks, "we
try to change up on our starches
He said the dining halls are
always looking for new student
employees to hire.
"Student employees seem to
be the most reliable Marshall
The pay is above minimum
wage and the hours are flexible.
Marshall himself was an ECU
Singers to perform
In the spirit of Valentine's
Day, the music department at
ECU is presenting a concert
Friday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. The
concert will be held in the Wright
building, and it will showcase the
talent of the University Chorale
Singers and the Women's Chorale
Singers. The theme of the concert
is love, with its title "Love is in
the Air: Choral Music from the
Heart Poetry will be read and
classical love songs will swarm
from the building.
This will be a romantic eve-
ning for the couples of ECU and
abroad to continue the mood
of Valentine's Day. However,
if you simply enjoy seeing live
talent perform priceless pieces
of music, then this evening is
bound to be enjoyable for you
as well. Whether you are single,
or coupled this will be a classy
way to spend Friday night. There
isn't a better way to break up the
monotony of house parties, and
clubs than to attend a piece of
living art, and enjoy the sounds
of the human voice.
It's important to the choirs
that the student body come out
and enjoy the selections they
have worked so hard on. Many of
the students are involved in both
choirs, requiring even more time
and attention. Being a part of the
choirs means not only does one
have to learn multiple pieces in
a short amount of time, but each
member has to acclimate their
voice to being in a large choir.
Blending is a major part of being
in a choir, and learning how to
not overpower others is a skill
that takes many hours of practice
"People should attend our
concert so they have the oppor-
tunity to hear college students
sing an awesome selection of
songs they have worked so hard
on perfecting said Brent Usrey,
a junior communication major
and member of the University
Chorale Singers. ?�
Both choirs are under t
talented leadership of Danfel
Bara, Ph.D. and Janna Brendell,
Ph.D. Bara received his DMA
in conducting at The Eastman
School of Music and has received
many awards for his condi-
tion. His acclimates include first
place in the graduate division of
the American Choral Directotf
Association Nation Conducting
Competition at the national con-
vention in San Antonio, and Uje
Walter Hagen Conducting priz.
Janna Brendell received her
Ph.D. from Florida State Uni-
versity, her M.M. from ECU and
her B.M. from Mars Hill College.
Focusing in music education, she
rigorously works on grant-funded
see SINGERS page A6
see FOOD page A6 The ECU Chorale singers practice for their upcoming show.
Who: The University Chorale
The Women's Chorale
What Chorale Concert
When: Friday Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. .
Where: Wright Auditorium
Why: To listen to an enchanting
array of songs close to the
hearts of people all over
campus, sung by a colabO:
native group of talented ECU
How: Intensive practice sessions
MWF 12 p.m.
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from page A5
hospitality management major,
who worked for ECU food service
his freshman and sophomore
years. After he graduated he
was offered a job with ECU, and
he feels this is a great place to
learn and later move on to other
With some 20-30 employees
and anywhere from 600-900
students coming through daily
and eating, the staff must be
doing something right. However,
Marshall admitted there are some
cons to the food service setup.
"The biggest con is that people
don't measure out their portions
like they should. What they don't
realize is that not only are they
hurting their bodies, but wasting
so much will make our prices
have to rise Marshall said.
It seems the people in charge
of the dining services here at
ECU are keenly aware of the
problems with the food system
at our school. They have chosen
to make dramatic improvements,
not only to fulfill students'
wishes, but to look after health
issues and aesthetics.
Allison Metcalf serves as
the marketing program man-
ager for dining at ECU and the
things she said about the drastic
changes being made could prove
to impress the most cynical of
students who eat on campus.
Metcalf said the new dining
facility, West End Dining Hall,
is a completely new concept. It
will seat more than 600, and
everything is prepared right in
front of you.
"A Mongolian Grill, a wood
burning pizza oven, smoothies
for breakfast, a separate omelet
station, a rotisserie section and a
new convenient store, which has
a Subway inside are some of the
Not only are renovations
being made to the brand new
facility but "brush-ups" are being
done to already standing facilities
"Sbarro is coming to the
Wright Place, and we are going to
re-vamp the look inside, Quiznos
is going to be added to the Galley
and we are planning to move The
Spot into Mendenhall and add a
Chick-Fil-A, which we decided to
do because of a student survey
that was taken, which showed
students really wanted one on
the west end of campus said
"The ECU dining services
are excited about bringing in so
many national brands
Students get excited when
they see they can have access to
their favorite restaurants without
having to leave campus.
One of the most beneficial
plans that are going to be imple-
mented is called the "JUST-4U"
plan. On top of growing concern
about eating enjoyable food,
students also want to make sure
that they are treating their bodies
"JUST-4U" is a new program
that ECU has been chosen to
participate in. Many different
food options are going to be
offered which will be labeled
according to the category they
fall into. The categories include,
low-fat, cal-smart, carb-counter
This program will be avail-
able at most retail locations
as well as dining halls. Some
foods may have multiple labels
depending on which category
Student feedback is one of the
biggest reasons this is all possible.
Dining services is on campus for
"Student feedback is very
important to us, please feel free
to use comment cards in our
dining locations and look for
our upcoming survey, which is
being e-mailed to every student
on campus Metcalf said.
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projects for elementary educa-
tion. She has served as Elemen-
tary General Music Specialist in
the Buncombe County public-
school system for Asheville, NC,
as well as teaching choral music
in middle school and high school
Each director is equally tal-
ented and lead their respective
choirs with grace, optimism and
a professional attitude.
The diversity of the choirs
adds to their unique sound and
the blend that they put forth.
The choirs are not entirely com-
posed of music majors, but this
does not subtract from their
talent. Both choirs put forth an
amazingly professional tone and
perform each piece with perfec-
tion. However, allowing everyone
to participate in the art of music
making is quite commendable,
for a choir director to open his
doors to everyone or anyone that
wants to join is difficult to do.
Nevertheless, Bara and Brendell
take this feat in stride. They are
able to take a group of people
on completely different talent
levels, from completely differ-
ent backgrounds and are able to
execute difficult pieces of classi-
The classical music selection
is enjoyed by all of the members
of their respective choirs. It is not
everyday you see college students
interested in that genre, but the
sound it creates is one that will
bring you back for more.
"I enjoy the music we rehearse
and perform, there is so much
diversity and I have learned so
many new types of songs, even
songs in other languages Usrey
"University Chorale has
helped me decide to be a music-
major said Stephen Howell, Uni-
versity Chorale member.
"Anyone who loves music can
participate without having to be
a music major
The choirs exude a sense
of excitement and confidence
in all who hear them. The
choirs are more than just a
few singing groups, they are
communities. They enjoy each
other and making music to per-
form for others. Their aura is
infectious and it's guaranteed
that the concert on Feb. 25 will
be one to remember. Those in
attendance will be guaranteed
an eventful and pleasurable
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Attention ECU Sophomores
(Students who have completed 45-60 credit hours)
If at least 30 of your credit hours were completed at ECU (not
counting Math 0001 or 0045), you are required to complete the
before you can pre-register for either Summer or Fall 2005
If your earned credit hours fall within these criteria you will
receive a message at your ECU Exchange email address asking
you to participate in the survey, and your record will be "tagged"
so that you cannot register until you have completed it. If you
do not receive the email notice, it means that the survey and
registration restriction does not apply to you.
If you are in the survey, as soon as you submit your survey
responses the "tag" will be removed from your record so that you
can pre-register. Registration staff can verify that your responses
were received and that the tag was removed.
The survey period is March 3 -April 25. During that period you
can complete the survey by going to the ECU "One-Stop" web
site, entering your ECU Exchange email userid and password to
sign on, and clicking on "Sophomore Survey" in the box labeled
"Surveys You can also access the "One-Stop" from:
Mendenhall Computer Lab, Wright Place Cafeteria, the Austin
Building, and Joyner Library East.
Your initial email notice will have a link to the "One-Stop
During the survey period you will be sent a reminder email
message and later a postcard, if you have not yet completed the
Please complete the survey as soon as possible after the survey
opens on March 3rd-certainly before sophomore pre-registration
begins (shortly after March 28). This will also help you avoid
delays during pre-registration when the workload on ECU
computers is at a peak. All remaining tags for this survey will be
removed from the student records on April 26, the day after the
Motown comes alive at ECU
A saxophone is typical in Motown.
A tribute to music of
Motown, a group of record
labels founded by Gordy Berry,
became one of the most recogniz-
able names in the 1960s. Through-
out the last 40 years, Motown has
gathered an impressive roster of
artists like Sammy Davis Jr The
Supremes, The Temptations and
the Commodores. Still today
they continue to sign artists.like
Erykah Badu, India Arie and in
the early 1990s, Boyz II Men.
This impressive roster of art-
ists has made songs such as "Ain't
No Mountain High Enough
"My Girl "Stop In The Name
of Love "What's Love Got To
Do With It" and "Brickhouse
All these songs have become
ingrained in the memories of
people from all walks of life.
The songs and their artists have
enabled Motown to become
entrenched in the American
psyche as a company of feel-
good songs. On Saturday, Feb. 19,
Motown paid a visit to ECU.
This visit caused the masses
to flow from their homes, being
reminded of an era that does not
exist these days. This time of
music was a period of songs that
could make you stand up and
shout or sit down and weep.
"This is wonderful. This was
the era of real music. This is
when you have to know how to
sing. Today there are so many
computer devices that help a
person sing. Not in this era. This
was the era of real voices said
Wren Locke, a gentleman from
the Greenville community, while
viewing the show.
Through a Tribute to Motown,
the emotion could be seen in the
music and the performers. In its
ninth year, a Tribute to Motown
welcomed to the stage an impres-
sive band from all over the country
that strived to perform the songs
from their original feeling and
they accomplished their mission.
It could be seen throughout
the crowd, from those dancing
in the aisles to those singing
along, the emotion was still as
strong today in the music as it
was all those years ago. A Tribute
to Motown offered the public and
ECU students a glimpse into a
musical timeframe in history that
offered some of the best known
and well loved songs in history.
These songs have been used in
countless television shows and
movies. It also offers a chance to
learn some of the history of Afri-
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TUESDAY February 22, 2005
SEE Pirates throttle No. 21 Ciemson
Flye Named C-USA
Pitcher Of The Week
ECU sophomore pitcher
Mike Flye was named the
Conference USA Pitcher of
the Week league officials
announced Monday. The
Greenville native and former
J.H. Rose standout made
his first career start Sunday
Ciemson, throwing seven
shut-out innings, allowing
only three hits while walking
two and striking out five. He
earned his second win of the
season leading the Pirates over
the Tigers. Flye's seven innings
pitched in the 10-0 win over
Ciemson set a personal career-
high innings pitched. Flye,
who pitched in relief in all
of his 19 appearances as a
freshman in 2004, currently
owns a 2-0 record with 2.53
ERA in 10 23 innings pitched
this season. He leads all Pirate
pitchers with seven strikeouts
and is holding opponents to
a .189 batting average this
Redskins may cut
First Rod Gardner, now
Laveranues Coles. The Wash-
ington Redskins could lose
both their top receivers after
an unsatisfying season in
coach Joe Gibbs' offense.
Coles has met with Gibbs
twice to state his desire to
leave the Redskins, including
a forthright conversation the
day after the season ended,
an official within the league
told The Associated Press
on condition of anonymity
Monday. The Redskins, in
turn, have told Coles they
want him to have surgery on
the chronic toe injury that
has plagued him the past
two seasons, a procedure
Coles has been reluctant to
undergo, the source said.
Sources told the Washington
Post that the Redskins owner
Daniel Snyder and Coles'
agent, Roosevelt Barnes, have
reached an oral agreement
that the wide receiver likely
will be released, making him
an unrestricted free agent.
A trade would be difficult,
though, since the Redskins
would absorb a salary cap hit
in excess of $9 million. "They
can't have it both ways said
one source. A source told the
Washington Post that should
Coles be released, he has
agreed to pay back part of his
$13 million signing bonus
he received when he signed a
seven-year, $35 million con-
tract as a free agent from the
New York Jets two years ago,
to minimize the cap hit the
Redskins would absorb. Gibbs
called reporters to Redskins
Park on Monday to address
the Coles situation, but the
coach offered few details.
NHL Board of
Governers to meet
The Sports Network of
Canada is reporting the NHL
board of governors will meet
March 1 in New York City to
discuss its next step in trying
to resolve a labor dispute
that has canceled the entire
2004-05 season. The league
and commissioner Gary Bet-
tman would prefer a deal be
in place by May. It would not
only allow sufficient time
to save the NHL entry draft,
held every year in late June,
but also give teams and the
league plenty of opportunity
to reach out to fans and cor-
porate sponsors and market
new rules meant to open up
the game. The players' time-
line could be a little different.
They aren't due a paycheck
until next October.
ECU takes two of three
in Myrtle Beach
It's not the way you start, it's
the way you finish.
The Pirate baseball team
started the weekend with an
11-5 loss to host team Coastal
Carolina, before finishing with
wins over West Virginia and
No. 21 ranked Ciemson in the
annual Baseball at the Beach
ECU did more than just win
the final game of the tourna-
ment over the Tigers, they anni-
hilated them in a 10-0 shutout.
While scouts were at the game
anticipating a knock out
performance from major league
prospect and Ciemson starter
Kris Harvey, what they got was
a dynamite exhibition of talent
from Mike Flye, who made
the first start in his career as a
Flye demoralized the Tigers'
bats for seven strong innings,
surrendering just three hits while
striking out five. The super soph-
omore, who normally comes out
of the bullpen for ECU, found
himself auditioning for a spot in
the starting rotation, and he did
His counterpart, however,
did. Harvey was chased after 3
and 23 innings, giving up five
runs on seven hits and four
strikeouts. The rest of the Tiger
staff didn't have much luck
either, as they shuffled through
four more pitchers before ending
the game with freshman Chris
The Pirates opened up the
scoring in the second inning.
Mike Grace singled to center field
and advanced to third on a single
by Jake Smith. Grace then scored
when Adam Witter flew out to
centerfield. Smith scored later in
the inning on a fielder's choice
by freshman Harrison Eld ridge to
put the Pirates on top 2-0.
After scoring once in the
third and twice more in the
fourth, the Diamond Bucs deliv-
ered the knockout blow with five
runs in the fifth.
With one out in the frame
and Witter on first, freshman
The Pirates move to 3-3 on the season after wins against West Virginia and nationally ranked Ciemson this past weekend
Jamie Ray doubled to put run-
ners on the corners. After Brett
Lindgren was hit by a pitch,
Eldridge singled up the middle,
scoring Witter and Ray. Senior
shortstop Billy Richardson then
singled to left, allowing Lindgren
and Eldridge to scoot home for a
9-0 Pirate lead. Drew Costanzo
then added the icing to the cake
by tripling in Richardson to close
the scoring at 10-0.
Mark Minicozzi homered for
the first time this season, and
joined Richardson, Costanzo,
and Ray, to lead the Pirates with
two hits apiece. Eldridge led the
squad in RBI with three.
Mike Flye improved to 2-0 on
the season, and likely has earned
a spot in the Pirate starting rota-
tion for the time being.
The Pirates had similar suc-
cess against West Virginia oh
Saturday, rolling to an 8-2 win
over the Mountaineers. P.J. Con-
nelly picked up the win for
ECU, going 7 and 13 innings,
scattering seven hits and two
runs while striking out five.
The Pirate offense produced
six runs in the third to take
control of the game. After back-
to-back doubles from Richard-
son and Costanzo, Richardson
scored on a wild pitch from Chris
Amedro. Minicozzi then reached
on an error, which also allowed
Costanzo to trot home for a 2-0
The Diamond Bucs added to
it when Ray was hit by a pitch
with the bases loaded, followed
by a walk Issued to freshman Dale
Mollenhauer. Brian Cavanaugh
then singled, scoring two more,
and giving the Pirates the early
West Virginia scored twice
in the fourth and the Pirates
answered with two more in the
seventh to close out the scoring.
Richardson had a big day
at the plate, leading the Pirates
with a 4-for-6 performance with
two runs scored and an RBI.
Costanzo, Smith and Cavanaugh
each added two hits.
Game one of the tourna-
ment pitted the Pirates against
host team Coastal Carolina, and
the result was an ugly one, as
ECU fell 11-5. The Chanticleers
scored once in each of the first
five innings before scoring five
in the sixth to break the game
wide open. The Pirates managed
just one run during Coastal's six
Junior transfer Jeff Ostrander
took a beating on the mound for
ECU as he went seven innings,
giving up seven runs on eight
hits, four walks, while striking
out only one. Coastal scored
again in the eighth, and allowed
ECU Box Score
LFDrew Costanzo50220? I
3BMark Minicozzi51220? :
CJake Smith411001 :
1BAdam Witter41010o I
CFJamie Ray51200o :
2BBrett Lindgren22100o :
RFHarrison Eldridge411302 :
four Pirate runs in the ninth to
produce the final score. Fresh-
man Ryan Peisel led the Diamond
Bucs with two hits, and Richard-
son added two RBI.
ECU has survived the first
two brutal weeks of their season
with a 3-3 record. The Pirates
will travel down to South
Carolina one more time this
weekend before returning home to
christen Clark-Leclair Stadium
in the Keith LeClair Classic the
ECU will take on West
Pirates fall to Bulls once again
Virginia again, this time Qi
game one of the Homewood
Suites Shootout, hosted by The
Citadel. First pitch is scheduled
The rivalry between ECU and
the Wolfpack of NC State will be
renewed on Saturday as the two
will battle at 11 a.m. on day tvtfo
of the tournament. The Pirates
will then face The Citadel on
Sunday at 3 p.m.
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South Florida seniors
carry team to victory
Coming off a huge road win
against a very tough opponent in
UAB, the ECU men's basketball
team was looking to go two for
two on its recent road trip as they
faced the South Florida Bulls this
past Saturday night.
However, Bulls' seniors
Terrence Leather, Brian Swift
and Marlyn Bryant combined
to score S3 points and dashed
the Pirates' hopes at consecutive
road victories as USF downed
The Pirates once again had
trouble putting the ball in the
basket, shooting just 31 per-
cent from the floor and 62 per-
cent from the charity stripe.
ECU only managed to put
two guys in double figures,
one being Corey Rouse who
recorded a league leading
10th double-double with 11
points and 11 rebounds. Mike
Cook finished the game with 11
also, eight of which came in the
ECU got off to a good start,
gaining the early advantage over
the Bulls 15-11. Moussa Badiane
would give the Pirates their last
lead of the game after sinking
two free throws and making the
Bryant then converted an
easy lay up at the other end
on a pass from fellow senior
teammate Swift, and the Bulls
never looked back.
Trailing by as many as 13
in the second half, the Pirates
showed some character and
cut the USF lead down to five
with just under three minutes
to play at 53-48. The Bulls then
protected their home court by
sinking seven out of 10 free
throws down the stretch, secur-
ing their second victory over ECU
USF's senior trio of Leather,
Head Coach Tracey Kee speaks to the Lady Pirates before the
Radford game Friday afternoon.
ECU Softball comes up
short in Pirate Classic
Lady Pirates fall one
run shy of title
South Florida guard Colin Dennis shoots between Josh King and
Corey Rouse during the first half at the Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla.
Swift and Bryant finished the
game with 23, 17 and 13 points
respectively in the win.
With the loss, the Pirates drop
one half of a game behind Tulane
for the 12th and final Conference
USA tournament spot.
ECU returns home this week
and will take on Southern Mis-
sissippi tomorrow night inside
Williams Arena at Minges Coli-
seum. Tip off is scheduled for
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The ball was gone as soon as
ECU senior Kate Manuse made
contact in the Lady Pirates first
game on the Pirate Classic against
Radford. It was not the first, but
the second home run in the game
as Manuse returned to her true
form, kicking off the tournament
with a bang.
"It felt great. I have been sort
of struggling to find my bat and
once I made contact I knew that I
had all of it so I guess I feel good
"I feel like I have got back on
track and continue to help the
The two blasts helped the
Lady Pirates roll on to their
seventh straight win of the year
by posting a 10-3 score. Head
Coach Tracey Kee was glad to see
Manuse get her stroke back on the
way to the win.
"It is good having Kate
Manuse back on the ball and
her banging her home runs
"That was a huge spark to
have for our team
ECU's momentum carried
over into the second game of
the afternoon, this time against
Towson. Keli Harrell struck out
eight for the Lady Pirates allow-
ing only one run in the 2-1
win. The victory was the eighth
straight of the year for-ECU.
"I am pleasantly surprised
with the team's performance
"I knew we had talent, I
wasn't sure how they would come
out in the games. They have come
out with confidence and a lot of
energy. We pitched better we
played better defense and our
sticks were there
Unfortunately for ECU day
two of the tournament got off to a
rocky start against Fordham. The
Lady Rams led off the game with
a solo home run. ECU recovered,
scoring from their own solo shot
in the fifth from freshman Beth
Nolan, but Fordham was able to
score again in the sixth giving
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(KRT) � It went about like
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In the days before the All-Star
Game, the Miami Heat center
and Eastern Conference All-Star
starter said the game would be
about flash early, substance later.
The players want to entertain, he
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down and the score was close,
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like the score. Instead, they'll
talk about O'Neal's in-game cell
phone call to rapper P. Diddy,
actor Chris Tucker dancing with
the mascots or how the world's
best basketball players put on a
But once the West pulled to
within 110-105 in the fourth
quarter, there was less slapstick
and more basketball as the East
secured the victory. Like O'Neal,
Spurs forward Tim Duncan,
a seven-time All Star, figured
that's the way it would go.
"It's more about fun and
having a good time, and put-
see IVERSON page A12
(KRT) � For a moment, with
the 47th Daytona 500 building
toward a heart-pumping climax,
Jeff Gordon thought he knew
how the drama unfolding all
around him Sunday was going
He'd seen it all before.
"When I saw that 8 car get
the lead, I thought it was over
said Gordon of Dale Earnhardt
Jrs Chevrolet "Done
As it turns out, Gordon was
Not only was Nextel Cup's
biggest race a long way from over
on Lap 197 when Earnhardt Jr.
pushed into the lead, it turned
out that for the first time ever the
Daytona 500 wasn't even done
after 500 miles.
When it did end, however, it
was Gordon heading to Victory
Lane with his 70th win and his
third in NASCAR's equivalent to
the Super Bowl.
He'd won it in 1997 and
1999, too, but over the past four
seasons Chevrolets owned by
Dale Earnhardt Inc. had won 11
of 16 races here and at Talladega,
Ala where restrictor plates are
used. DEI cars had won three
of the past four Daytona 500s,
including a victory by Earnhardt
Jr. last year.
That kind of record makes
Gordon poses with team
owner Rick Hendrick after the
victory Sunday afternoon.
DEI and, because he's the face
of that company if not the sport
itself these days, Earnhardt Jr. the
favorite by acclamation when the
sport holds a plate race.
But hold the phone.
Last year, Earnhardt Jr. won
once at Talladega and the 500
here. Gordon, though, won the
other races at those tracks. Rick
Hendrick, Gordon's car owner,
had won the Daytona 500 four
times since 1986 and another of
see GORDON page A12
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his drivers, Jimmie Johnson, was ting on a show early on said the Lady Pirates their first loss of
his drivers, Jimmie Johnson, was
the winner of this year's Speed
weeks opener, the Budweiser
Shootout eight days earlier.
Still, when Earnhardt Jr. shot
by after coming from 17th on
Lap 173 to take the lead with less
than four laps to go, Gordon's
confidence level sagged.
"Let's not say I gave up, but
I thought it was over the four-
time Cup champion said. "He
hadn't been anywhere all day
While Earnhardt Jr. had
struggled with a car he aid was
"way, way off at one point
Gordon said he'd been marking
time running with Tony Stewart
and Michael Waltrip at the front
of the field.
"There were times when I
knew I could make some moves
on those guys Gordon said.
"But it was too early. I just tried
to stay patient
He spent most of that time
patiently chasing Stewart's Chev-
Stewart, coming off a victory
in his qualifying race Thursday
and a virtuoso driving display en
route to a Busch Series win Satur-
day, led for 107 laps, 95 between
Laps 88 and 194 when he kept his
No. 20 car glued to the bottom
groove so effectively it became
clear anybody wanting to pass
him would have to take the long
way around - on the outside.
The intensity level ratcheted
up beginning on a restart on Lap
173, after Waltrip's strong DEI
Chevy fell out of the picture with
an engine problem.
Before a 10-car wreck in Turn
4 that sent Scott Wimmer's Dodge
flipping on its nose, Gordon, Kurt
Busch, Johnson and eventually
Earnhardt Jr. had started to parry
with Stewart, testing how they
might wrestle the lead from him.
After the crash, and an aborted
restart when nine cars piled up
behind the leaders, the green
And it was on.
Gordon, in second, knew
Stewart would protect the bottom.
He guessed, correctly, that if he
went to the outside Earnhardt
Jr who was third by that point,
would go with Stewart and try to
draft by the No. 24 on the inside.
It happened precisely that way.
Off Turn 4 on Lap 195, Earn-
hardt Jr. moved out to challenge �
Stewart. Earnhardt Jr. led that lap,
then Stewart was a nose ahead the
next time by. On Lap 197, though,
Earnhardt Jr. popped to the point.
Gordon was dismayed, but he
stayed in the throttle.
Coming down the front stretch
on the next lap, Johnson pulled
in behind him and gave Gordon's
car a huge drafting shove. Enter-
ing Turn 1, Gordon had pulled
even and, by now, it was Earn-
hardt Jr. feeling a sense of dread.
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Wade, playing in his first
All-Star Game, led the way.
O'Neal had urged Wade to go
for the Most Valuable Player
award if there was an opportu-
nity for him to do it, and he made
a case with his fourth-quarter
Wade, coming off the bench,
finished with 14 points but
the MVP award went to Phila-
delphia guard Allen Iverson,
who scored 15 points
for the East. O'Neal,
a 13-time All-Star, had 12 points
and six rebounds.
Wade threw down a reverse
dunk on a breakaway in the
fourth quarter and a soaring
slam in the fourth, but otherwise
didn't get too many chances
to show off his athleticism.
O'Neal got his share of dunks,
including one over Houston
center Yao Ming, but mostly
the Lady Pirates their first loss of
ECU stormed back the rest
of the day outscoring Ohio and
Army 23-6. Coach Kee knew the
importance to get the wins in the
"I think any win is important
especially when you are hosting
a tournament Kee said.
"1 think everyone wants to go
after the host. At this point every
win that we can put in our win
column is crucial to us
In the final day of the tourna-
ment ECU came out strong shutting
out Ohio for the second time in
two days, this time 12-0.
Senior Mandi Nichols went
3-for:3 at bat and drove in four
runs including a three-run shot
in the fourth inning.
The second game of the day
pitted the Lady Pirates against
Radford for the second time
in the tournament. The game
went into eight innings before
ECU was able to defeat Radford
again 3-2. The win gave the
team the right to play in the
tournament finals against the Col-
lege of Charleston.
After starting the final
game with a solo home run
from senior Shirley Burleson,
the Lady Pirates fell 2-1 when
the Lady Cougars hit two home
runs of their own. Charleston
eventually went up 7-3 heading
into the seventh inning. ECU
attempted to mount a come back
but fell one run short, losing the
The loss gave the ECU Softball
team an overall record of 12-2
"We still need to improve on
all aspects Kee said.
"We still need to improve our
pitching, it is good but it can get
better. Defensively we need to be
able to make routine plays
Next weekend the Lady
Pirates will have their chance
to improve as they travel to
Wilmington, NC to take part in
the Seahawk Classic.
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