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THE EAST CAROLINIAN
Volume 80 Number 60
TUESDAY
March 1, 2005
Wellness
Education
on eating
disorders
Department addresses
body image issues
AMBER PAYNE
STAFF WRITER
The ECU Wellness Education
Department is hosting Eating
DisorderBody Image Awareness
Week from Feb. 27 - March 5.
The theme of this year's event is,
"You're not a number
"You're not a number" was
selected as the theme to relate
to the many females and males
who suffer from eating disorders,
becoming obsessed with num-
bers such as waist measurements,
dress size and weight.
Tables will be set up across
campus for students to pick up
informational brochures, buttons
land magnets. The brochures will
Jnform students about the disor-
ders and list the places on campus
to seek help.
A screening will take place
Thursday, March 3 from 2 - 4 p.m.
in Mendenhall Multi-Purpose
room. The screenings are in writ-
ten form and aid in identifying
eating disorders. All screenings
are free, confidential and will last
approximately 10 minutes.
In the United States, about 10
million women and one million
men suffer from eating disorders.
Out of all psychological diseases,
eating disorders have the highest
mortality rate.
The ECU personnel running
the week's events hope to see
students receive the appropriate
message from the week.
"It's not just about food, it's the
underlying emotions surrounding
food and weight said Tara Barber,
Wellness Education nutritionist.
"Students compare them-
selves to other students on
campus - their peers
Karen Warren, director of Well-
ness Education, attributes eating
disorders to emotional problems.
"At thecoreof mosteatingdisor-
ders and body disturbances, there
is low self esteem said Warren.
Students agree low self-esteem
is a major contributing factor to
eating disorders.
Laura Ashburn, senior psy-
chology and sociology major,
said low self-esteem could gen-
erate from today's society where
"Barbie" is seen as the "ideal" size.
"Our society gives young
girls an unattainable image of
beauty from a young age. Giving
and demanding such unreal
expectations leads to lowered
self-esteem said Ashburn.
A preliminary study was
conducted at Duke University
indicating 19 percent of college
students in North Carolina suffer
see WELLNESS page A2
ViQuest Center hosts
cultural arts workshop
Benji Adams instructs attendants on how to effectively create art despite their physical limitations.
Alternative, creative methods
offered to disabled
LINDSAY WINTHROP
STAFF WRITER
The ViQuest Wellness Center in
Greenville held its annual cultural arts
workshop on Saturday to provide disabled
individuals with a chance to participate in
various artistic activities.
Guest speaker Benji Adams spoke of
his life experiences and the inventive
approach he takes to art. In 1970, a car
accident left then 16-year-old Adams a
paraplegic. A few years after the accident,
he regained use of one arm and began
using art to keep himself physically and
emotionally balanced.
Adams applies the "wisdom and useful
information in Chinese philosophy and
medicine" to his art and life. Feng-shui,
Yin and Yang affect balance through sur-
roundings, rest and energy. Adams uses
these principles as balancing factors in his
life, which shows in his work.
"When I think about art, I can relate
it to life because art involves balance
said Adams.
"Art involves physical and mental
input to relay your ideas to others
Adams has had to adapt the process of
making art to allow him to create works
using only one hand. He learned he could
type with one knuckle and a stick in his
mouth, and paint and write by attaching
the tool he needs to his hand with elastic.
It took him seven years to find an alterna-
tive way to crochet.
"These are a few of the things I do
differently than most people crochet-
ing with my book welded to a clamp and
mounted to the table with the string fed
through a curved pipe that is clinched
between my teeth Adams said.
Adams demonstrated his crocheting
technique at a workshop following his
speech, where he also led the participants
in a painting exercise.
"When anything is created, it reveals
the mind of the creator Adams said.
"It does not matter if the creator uses a
mouth, hand, foot, tongue or their ears
Adams is an example to disabled
individuals as he shows the disabled are
capable of the same things as non-disabled
people. It just requires they do those things
differently.
"The handicapped person has the same
aspirations and hopes that the physically
'normal' people do Adams said.
"The brain still communicates with
the body but by the back roads finding
those back roads will take as much creativ-
ity as the artwork itself
The idea for this cultural arts workshop
arose years ago when Jim Barrett, manager
of recreational therapy at Pitt County
Memorial hospital and sponsor of STAR,
talked to Mike Hamer, ECU English profes-
sor, who led two sessions at the workshop
this year. Barrett, who previously orga-
nized wheelchair basketball and volleyball,
asked Hamer about participating in the
sports. Hamer, who never developed an
interest for sports, suggested events geared
toward creative activities. The birth of
the cultural arts workshop took place and
remains a continuing success.
"The workshop has been growing every
year said Barrett.
"Ten years ago, we probably had about
20 people. Now we have about SO people
here
The workshop has hosted a variety of
activities over the past years including
pottery, paper mache mask making, music
and creative movement.
ECU professors and students came to
help in the workshop activities and learned
from the experience. Patients from areas
in and around Greenville attended, along
see VIQUEST page A2
High school students compete in poetry contest
ECU students listened to poetry recited by Pitt County high school students
High school students
express themselves
CHRIS MUNIER
STAFF WRITER
High school students from
across Pitt County gathered in
the Mendenhall Great Rooms for
a poetry contest Monday night
as a part of Black History Month
at ECU.
The title of the event was
"Poetic Expressions: Readings,
Rhymes, Rhythm
Students from South Central,
DH Conley and North Pitt high
schools took part in the events
by reading individual person-
ally inspiring works by various
authors and poets.
The students wrote poetry
on topics ranging from love,
family, friends, Christianity and
nature.
Cherod Hicks, senior anthro-
pology ma jor and president of the
ECU NAACP chapter, collabo-
rated with Lathan Tuner, direc-
tor of Ledonia Wright Center, to
organize the event.
Toya Jacobs, associate direc-
tor of Ledonia Wright Center,
also contributed to making the
contest possible.
Hicks said this event was
conceived with the idea of pro-
viding a good place for students
to express themselves.
Turner said they had been
organizing the event since last
year.
He wanted this to be an
opportunity for members of
the community to connect
together. He said considering this
was a Monday night, it was
rainy and there were other com-
peting events, the contest was
successful and there was a good
turnout.
Travis Sherman, junior from
DH Conley, won the contest and
took with him a gift certificate
to Best Buy. He met with Turner
and Hicks afterward who con-
gratulated him on his winning
poems entitled "I Know" and
"He's Gone
All students received recogni-
tion for their efforts.
Jacobs gave away several door
prizes to random members of the
audience. The door prizes were
various pieces of African Ameri-
can literature.
Hicks took a few moments
during the contest to recite a
monologue about a friend he
knew from high school.
He gave an anecdote about
a kid who grew up around drug
dealers and eventually became
one as well.
Hicks said his friend was
eventually gunned down. He
said it served as an example of
how students need to find posi-
tive activities in which to partake
outside of school
Hicks was only 13 years old
when it happened and his friend
was only 15 years old.
Turner is hoping the poetry
contest will continue next year
and will move to a bigger venue.
This time he sent about 500 flyers
to different Pitt County schools
and plans to do so again in the
future.
Hicks said the students moved
and challenged him to think
deeper. He enjoyed hosting the
event very much.
This program was sponsored
by ECU'S Ledonia Wright Cul-
tural Center. Minority student
leaders assisted in making the
event possible.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
attorney
asked to
resign
Irons served position
for 17 years
NICK HENNE
NEWS EDITOR
Ben Irons II, university attor-
ney who has served at ECU for
the past 17 years, was recently
informed by Steve Ballard, ECU'S
chancellor, his time serving as
attorney will end March 4.
Irons has shown acceptance
of the decision and said he is talk-
ing with Ballard about pursuing
other opportunities at ECU.
"I'm at peace. It's my view
that God is in control, that
God has determined my work as
ECU'S attorney is done and I'm
comfortable with that decision
said Irons.
Ballard had positive input on
Irons' career.
"Irons has given long and
dedicated service to ECU and
now is the time to congratulate
him for that service said Ballard.
"Few coaches, athletic direc-
tors, let alone chancellors enjoy
that length of service at one
institution
Irons said there are many
people at ECU he respects and
he wants them to know he is OK
with the decision.
"They don't have to worry
about me I am comfortable
with the decision only because
God made it Irons said.
He said he would like to have
the opportunity to share with
young people some of his experi-
ences in legal counseling at ECU.
There have been complex issues
he has had to face like dealing
with questions involving affir-
mative action and the pursuit
of ECU'S goal. He said he has
worked hard with ECU to comply
with the law and to pursue these
goals. He would now like to
share his career experiences with
students.
"I would love to have the
opportunity to share with stu-
dents how we did that. I would
love to have the opportunity
to advise students that may be
contemplating legal careers
Irons said.
He said he has no doubt
there are many people who are
qualified to pursue the position
and hopes the next person who
assumes the position is someone
who grows to love ECU the way
he has.
Irons came to ECU in January
of 1988, prior to that time he had
worked as attorney general in the
NC Department of Correction.
Irons' mother, father and
brother each served positions
within ECU, allowing Irons to be
close to them during his profes-
sional career
"I was thrilled at the opportu-
nity to come to ECU Irons said.
"It's always been my primary
goaltoprotecttheintegrityofECU
Irons could not go into details
about incidents in which ECU'S
integrity was at stake but said
there were many instances allow-
ing him to ensure ECU complied
with the law. He would then
assist with addressing the impro-
prieties to see they would not
reoccur. He said he had always
been honest with people and
tried his best to ensure ECU was
honest so we would be thought of
as trustworthy throughout North
Carolina.
He said he is appreciative of the
faculty and staff with whom he has
worked with through the years.
Over the past several years,
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TUESDAY March 1, 2005
Campus News News Briefs
Correction
In Thursday's article, "Suspicious
man concerns Tar River Estates
residents it should be noted
that the man has been seen
around the Tar River area, not just
the Tar River Estates apartment
complex.
Career Fair
Student Professional Development
will hold the science fields career
fair Thursday, March 3 from 10
a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Science and
Technology Building.
Navajo author
speaks at Brody
Dr. Lon Alvord. a surgeon and
author, will present "Walking in
Beauty, Living in Balance - A
Navajo Philosophy of Healing'
at the Brody School of Medicine
March 2 at 12:30 p.m. In 2W40
Brody. Alvord is a member of the
Navajo tribe and will discuss how
she incorporates ceremonies
and balance into her surgical
practice as a way of creating
healing environments. The event
Is open to the public. For more
information, call Dr. Virginia D.
Hardy at 744-2500.
Bouncy Thon
Kappa Delta Sorority will host their
annual "Bouncy Thon" Shamrock
event from noon March 4 to noon
March 5. The inflatable bouncer
room adventure will be held on the
comer of Charles and Greenville
Boulevard. Sorority members ask
that a small donation be made to
Prevent Child Abuse America.
Speaker Bev Smith
Bev Smith, African American
award-winning Investigative
journalist and talk show host will
speak at ECU'S Murphy Center
March 4 at 5 p.m. Smith is the
former host of Black Entertainment
Television's talk show "Our Voices
Her radio and television career
has spanned two decades, and
she is the first African American
consumer affairs reporter. This
event is free and open to the
public. Please contact Tonya
Jacobs at Ledonia Wright Cultural
Center at 328-6495 for more
Information.
Old Time Music Concert
The ECU Folk and Country
Dancers and Folk Arts Society of
Greenville will present a program
of traditional bluegrass, western
swing, gospel, old-time duets
and fiddle breakdowns with the
Hometown Boys reunion Saturday,
March 5 at 8 p.m. In the Willis
Building. The Hometown Boys
are an all-acoustic string band
who originally formed 25 years
ago in Greenville. Their music
Includes tunes from the bygone
days accompanied by an ever-
changing array of stringed
instruments and outstanding vocal
harmonies. Cost of admission is
S3 for students, $5 for FASG
members and $8 for the general
public. For more information, call
Mike Hamer at 830-0349.
Social Work Fundraiser
Students with the social work
department are hosting a
fundraiser on behalf of the Uttte
Willie Center, which is located
on Martin Luther King Drive. They
will be holding a raffle the week
of March 7 and plan to have
a table set up in Wright Place
and Mendenhall March 7 and
March 9.
Robert Morgan Reading
Visiting writer and Distinguished
Whichard Chair in the Humanities
Robert Morgan, who also authored
numerous volumes of fiction and
poetry, will read from his work
March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in 1018 Bate.
The event is free and open to the
public and a reception follows.
Application Deadline
March 15 is the application
deadline for anyone interested in
pursuing a Bachelor of Science
degree In Rehabilitation Services.
Applications can be ordered
online at ecu.edurehb or from
the department of rehabilitation
studies In 312 Belk building.
Please contact Dr. Martha Chaplrl
at 328-4424 for any questions
regarding the degree.
Want your event printed in TEC?
Please send your announcement
with the date, time, location and
contact information to assistan
tnewseditor@theeastcarolinian.
com.
Local
Prison Inmates
paid for strip search game
RALEIGH, NC - The state Correction
Department has paid $43,500 to
four Inmates at the NC Correctional
Institution for Women who said they
were strip searched and assaulted by
other inmates and to a fifth who was
beaten when she refused to participate.
Warden Annie Harvey described
the strip searches as "a game"
that involved one group of inmates
probing the private areas of four
other Inmates with latex gloves, as
if the searchers were looking for
contraband.
When a fifth Inmate resisted
stripping, the other inmates became
embarrassed, Harvey said.
"I think they thought, We look
absolutely stupid after we allowed
this to occur Harvey said.
But the inmates said they were
coerced. They said the probing was
painful - medical records show it
caused tears, bruising and infection.
The inmates say the officer in charge
of the unit, Kathy Hatley, supplied the
latex gloves and walked away after
seeing the naked inmates.
In an out-of-court settlement In
November, the Correction Department
agreed to pay the Inmates and to
station an officer inside the unit.
Charlotte police want to
start cold-case rape squad
CHARLOTTE, NC - The
Cnarlotte-Mecklenburg Police
Department is seeking city and
federal funds to set up a cold-
case rape squad for solving cases
dating as far back as the 1980s.
Sgt. Darrell Price, who leads the
department's sexual assault unit,
said a cold-case squad would free
up his six detectives to focus on new
cases. He said they had 277 new sex
offenses to investigate last year.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have
had cold-case detectives analyzing
old homicides for two years. They say
the time is ripe to solve old rapes, too.
The science Is better than ever and
police are adding more DNA profiles
to a national database.
"In the past year, we've reached a
whole new place in sexual assault
investigations Price said.
The unit would be among the first.
Similar units are in Phoenix and
Toronto, but the idea Is starting to
catch on, forensic specialists said.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg has had North
Carolina's only governmental DNA lab
besides the state lab in Raleigh since
2000. And with advances in testing,
analysts can find more usable DNA
than ever before - on everything from
a pair of eyeglasses to a cigarette butt
or a wad of chewing gum.
National
Teen credibility questioned
In Jackson molestation trial
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The credibility
of a 15-year-old boy and his family will
be a key element in the outcome of
Michael Jackson's molestation trial,
observers say.
Opening statements Monday will
preview the essence of the trial
- whether Jackson gave wine to a
then-13-year-old cancer patient at his
Neveriand Ranch and then touched
him inappropriately.
"You will see two different trials in
opening statements said Loyola
University law professor Laurie
Levenson, "the prosecution's case
against Michael Jackson and the
defense case against the boy's mother
The prosecution's story depicts
a poor family whose stricken son
wanted to meet one of his Idols.
The child's wish was granted, but
the prosecution claims It turned Into
a nightmare of sexual abuse and
imprisonment at Jackson's fairy tale
home in the coastal mountains 170
Wellness
from page A1
from eating disorders. The main
disorders include anorexia, buli-
mia and binge eating.
Recent studies show one
out of 100 women suffer from
anorexia nervosa. Approximately
four out of 100 women suffer
from bulimia nervosa.
"When someone suffers from
this disease, they may also suffer
in school due to a lack of concen-
tration Barber said.
Barber expresses her sincerity
toward the issue and encourages
students to pick up the brochures
and seek help if needed.
Student health and the coun-
seling center are working with
Wellness Education to provide
students with psychologists,
medical providers and nutrition-
ists. This treatment team will
provide all necessary informa-
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throughout the week. These
health providers are on campus
for students to access.
With spring break around the
corner and summer slowly creep-
ing in, students feel anxiety and
pressure for end of the year testing
and getting that summer look.
Wellness Education has taken
it upon themselves to educate stu-
dentson the consequences of taking
eating problems to the extreme.
"We cannot change that
media has a great impact on body
image, with society portraying
celebrities as 'ideal perfection-
ism but we can inform and
aid students suffering these dis-
eases Barber said.
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The defense narrative casts Jackson
as the target of a money-hungry
mother who coached her son to
spin stories when It looked like their
celebrity benefactor would cut them
off. The defense will present evidence
that the mother has sued others with
claims of abuse.
The bigger the star, the bigger the
target Jackson said during a recent
television interview with Geraldo
Rivera, suggesting his defense.
Weather clears as search
resumes for missing Florida girl
HOMOSASSA, Fla. - Searchers
began their fifth day of combing
the roads and woods surrounding
a missing 9-year-old girl's home
Monday, hitting new areas while
going back over spots that were
already inspected.
The search for Jessica. Marie
Lunsford, who disappeared from
her bedroom last week, has been
frustrated by rainy weather and the
lack of hard evidence. But the weather
had cleared Monday, giving officials
some hope, although the search
could be scaled back Tuesday If no
evidence is found by then.
By the end of Monday, officials hope
to have searched a circle extending
five miles out from the house.
"We still have very little to go
on Ronda Hemmlnger Evan, a
spokeswoman for the Citrus
County sheriff's department,
said Monday. "Phone calls are
coming In, but we haven't gotten
that one call or one clue that
will lead us In a good direction
Jessie hasn't been seen since
her grandmother tucked her Into
bed Wednesday night - her father
discovered she was missing
early Thursday. Police and nearly
540 volunteers ventured out Sunday
in torrential rain - and even under a
tornado watch - to search for the girl.
International
More than 100
killed by suicide car bomber
HILLAH, Iraq - A suicide car bomber
blasted a crowd of police and
national guard recruits Monday as
they gathered for physicals outside
a medical clinic south of Baghdad,
leaving at least 110 people dead and
133 injured - the single deadliest
attack in the two-year Insurgency.
Torn limbs and other body parts
littered the street outside the clinic
in Hillah, a predominantly Shiite area
about 60 miles south of Baghdad.
Monday's blast outside the
clinic was so powerful It nearly
vaporized the suicide bomber's
car, leaving only Its engine partially
intact. The injured were piled into
pickup trucks and ambulances
and taken to nearby hospitals.
Outside the concrete and brick
building, people gingerly walked
around small lakes of blood that
pooled on the street. Scorch marks
infused with blood covered the
clinic's walls and dozens of people
helped pile body parts, Including
arms, feet and limbs, into blankets.
Plies of shoes and tattered clothes
were thrown Into a comer.
Angry crowds gathered outside the
hospital chanting "Allah akbar Arabic
for "God is great and demanded to
know the fate of their relatives.
"I was lined up near the medical
center, waiting for my turn for the
medical exam in order to apply for
work in the police Abdullah Salih,
22, said. "Suddenly I heard a very
big explosion. I was thrown several
meters away and I had burns in my
legs and hands, then I was taken to
the hospital
Babil province police headquarters
said "several people" were arrested in
connection with the blast, the biggest
confirmed death toll in a single attack
since the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Insurgents have repeatedly targeted
recruits for Iraq's security forces and
the attack comes at a time when
Iraqi politicians are trying to form a
new government following the Jan.
30 elections.
Iran, North Korea
focus of IAEA meeting
VIENNA, Austria - Iran received an
"extensive" written offer from the
nuclear black market In the 1980s,
the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog
agency said Monday, reacting to
reports that the list contained all the
know-how required for weapons-
related enrichment technology.
Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the
International Atomic Energy Agency,
was reacting to revelations by
diplomats that Tehran had been
approached by members of the
nuclear black market network in the
late 1980s with a written offerto set up
the basics of the enrichment program
now causing concerns about the
Islamic Republic's nuclear alms.
Tehran has said it wants to use uranium
enrichment for the peaceful purpose
of power generation, but the practice
can also be used to make weapons.
A two-year agency investigation
already had established that Iran
ran a clandestine nuclear program,
including uranium enrichment, for
nearly two decades.
Revealing details to The Associated
Press on the weekend, the diplomats,
requesting anonymity, said the new
revelations Indicated Iran had been
offered full enrichment know-how
earlier than previously believed. The
diplomats said that, in cooperating
with an IAEA investigation, Iran
had turned over to the agency the
initial written information from the
network and had claimed to have
refused offers of technology that
specifically geared toward making
nuclear weapons.
ViQlieSt from page A1
with patients from Independent
Living in Rocky Mount and New
Bern.
The activities at these events
are not only for individuals to
discover new hobbies but also to
teach life lessons.
"They start thinking - If I can
do that, I can do other things
Barrett said.
"It helps in every facet of
life
Barrett has seen people
who came to the work-
shop to accompany friends
return thrilled the next year.
"Don't be afraid to experi-
ment with creativity Adams said.
"Take the detour and explore
new side roads, walk through
some back doors and fear not
death but love life
The cultural arts workshops
create an artistic outlet for the
disabled while encouraging cre-
ativity, inventiveness and an
openness to approaching life
from a different direction.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
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Sponsors
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the event.
AttOmey frompageM
ECU has been in the process of
finding new positions for various
areas including administrators,
directors and coaches.
"The last four and a half years
has been untypical Irons said.
"I hope that the leadership
at ECU can restore stability. I
think that's vitally important for
those of us who care so deeply
about ECU
Irons said it would be a unan-
imous opinion within the ECU
community that it is important
for positions to be filled for the
long term, allowing long and
trusting relations among one
another.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian.com.
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Bomb threat shakes Joyner Library
Felony under
investigation
KRISTIN DAY
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
ECU police were contacted
Monday after a bomb threat
directed toward Joyner Library
was received through voice mail.
Police responded and profes-
sional technicians inspected the
library. They did not find any
explosive materials.
Captain Elizabeth Watkins,
who responded to the incident
said "appropriate actions were
taken" until the library was
cleared. The entire process took
approximately eight hours and
police patrolled the area on lues-
day as well.
ECU police were limited
on the information they could
release on the incident due to the
case being under investigation.
"In the past, it happened
quite frequently when there
was a big exam said Captain
J.P.Smith.
There was another bomb
threat recently directed toward
the Student Recreation Center
when the ROTC was scheduled
to have a physical agility test.
The exam was cancelled.
"That's what they want
Smith said.
Smith said few threats have
been made ever since the federal
government raised the statute
to make the crime a felony.
They have never found a bomb
either, but police must treat every
instance as potentially dangerous.
Smith said whenever a
bomb threat occurs, they also
look into if anyone has been
fired recently or a student has
been banned.
Recently, Carroll Varner,
former director of the Joyner
Library, was terminated from
that position. Varner said he did
not feel the threat was in anyway
connected with his termination.
"1 don't feel it is the case
said Varner.
Varner said his termination
was announced Thursday of this
past week and the threat took
place on Monday making any
kind of a connection unlikely.
Amy Davis, ECU's crime
prevention sergeant, said bomb
threats are usually given over the
phone, so the receiver must keep
the person talking as long as they
possibly can. The receiver should
ask questions such as where the
bomb is located, when it is sup-
posed to detonate, what kind of
bomb it is and what it looks like.
They should also be aware of
any background noises over the
phone such as trains, traffic and
static. A receiver should listen
for clues such as an accent, the
approximate age of the caller, the
gender and the caller's mood.
People should report all bomb
threats to the police department
either by telephone or their
Web site. Watkins said anyone
could report information confi-
dentially through both of these
medias.
Davis said people should
contact the police if they see any
suspicious objects or persons, but
not to investigate any situatidn
on their own.
"Under no circumstances
should you touch or tamper with
the object said Davis.
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AMANDA Q. UNGERFEU Editor in Chief
TUESDAY March 1, 2005
Our View
Merritt quickly becoming
pride of ECU athletics
Most of the publicity involving ECU athletics
, has been squarely focused on the struggles
.of the football program, the dismissal
of basketball Head Coach Bill Herrion
and the construction of the new baseball
stadium.
But there is much more to the Pirates ath-
letic program than the three major sports.
Too many students and Pirate Nation
members have not heard the name LaShawn
Merritt.
Merritt is arguably the best athlete to have
ever competed at ECU. Pirates' track and
field coach Bill Carson deemed Merritt the
"best sprinter in ECU history even before
he donned the purple and gold.
And Merritt hasn't disappointed. The fresh-
man from Portsmouth, Va. shattered a
school record in his first collegiate meet,
running a 20.92 in the 200-meter dash. Mer-
ritt followed that performance by running the
fastest 400-meter dash in the country this
year with a 45.94 effort.
Just days later, Merritt solidified himself as
one of the world's fastest men. He ran a
44.93 in the 400-meter dash - good for the
third best time in history and next to only
Michael Johnson.
On Feb. 14, Merritt finished the 200 meters
in 20.40 seconds, setting a new indoor
world junior record. He concluded his rookie
campaign with victories in the 200 and 400
meters at the Conference USA meet.
The question isn't if Merritt will become one
of the top sprinters in history, it's when. It
may be too early to start talking about the
2008 Olympics in Beijing, but Merritt is on
pace to represent the United States and
ECU on the most illustrious stage, with an
opportunity to become the greatest runner
in history.
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Opinion Columnist
Indulging in the words of future leaders
'Ranters' need to
think things through
TONY MCKEE
CONSERVATIVE CORNER
I love to read. I read several books
a month and newspapers daily. I read
for no other reason than for enjoyment
andor to learn something.
Not textbooks though. Those are
part of an evil, mind altering plan
being carried out by the wicked trilogy
of publishers, book peddlers and text-
book selection committees bent upon
redefining history and discouraging
independent thinking. With the excep-
tion of most of the sciences, a textbook
is the last thing you want to rely on for
learning for a well-rounded education.
But that discussion is for a later date.
I read not only to learn about what
is going on around the state, country
and world but also to get a feel for how
people are thinking and what they are
thinking about. To that end 1 even take
risk my sanity at times and read the
online editions of college newspapers.
Not only do 1 read our fine TEC but
I also peruse the words and musings
of students from NC State, Duke and
Chapel Hill among others, especially
the editorials and comments sections,
such as our own Pirate Rant.
The only problem with doing this
is that I often come away despairing
for the future of the country and the
world, knowing that soon some of the
very same people whose words I am
reading will one day be in charge. I
am constantly amazed at the illogical,
fallacious, ludicrous statements and
arguments that are presented as serious
topics of discussion or concern among
students these days.
Using the Pirate Rant as an example,
we see that ECU doesn't care about
academic excellence because only 54 of
120 students passed a certain chemistry
course and the professor responsible
is still here. I have seen similar com-
plaints in other college papers also.
Don't you find this mindset interest-
ing? It is the professor's fault that 66
students were not smart or committed
enough to do what was necessary to
pass the course.
Think that through for a second. If
this professor had rubber stamped the
class and just pushed students out the
door, as the public school system has
done, those 66 people would not have
the knowledge necessary to proceed
to the next level andor know what
they are doing. Now, would you want
66 loose cannons mixing chemicals in
the real world? They could screw up
drug formulas, fire resistant clothing
formulas, explosives mixtures, you
name it.
Only 54 of 120 passed? That is
academic excellence. Way to go, Pro-
fessor.
Thinking things through seems to
be a common challenge for people these
days. Take everyone who has ranted
about smokers and "second hand"
smoke. Assume for just one minute the
efforts of you and your fellow whiners
to ban smoking totally are successful.
What will you have accomplished?
You will have ostracized a group of
people engaged in a legal, government
supported and controlled behavior.
You are profiling Americans. You will
have shut down or forced overseas an
industry that brings in millions of dol-
lars of tax revenues to the state(s) and
Federal treasury and forced the firing of
thousands of Americans. The economy
will suffer. You will also have succeeded
in making tobacco like marijuana and
other illicit drugs - only available on
the black market. Tobacco will become
a part of the hated "War on Drugs
Most important, however, you
will (and already have) set the prec-
edent of the government trying to
eradicate behaviors it finds offensive.
What happens when the tobacco indus-
try, and their customers, is no longer
around for the government to extort
money from? We have already seen the
beginnings of the same type of assault
on junk food, fat and several other
"inappropriate" behaviors - especially
alcohol. Enjoy those beers and shots
while you can.
You know, I seem to remember from
my history classes and readings (real
history, not the garbage that they teach
now) that similar things have happened
in the past. Let's see, when and where
has this happened before? Got it.
Attacking people and behaviors
that you don't agree with has been
the hallmark of such socially sensitive
giants as Adolph Hitler, Lenin, Stalin,
Mao Tse-Tung and Ho Chi Minh,
among others. By supporting these
attacks against perfectly legal behav-
iors, just because you personally dislike
them, you are emulating the very same
murderous, totalitarian regimes that
the United States has spent the better
part of 100 years fighting.
Smooth move people. Use your
God-given intelligence for some-
thing other than finding your next
sex partner or planning the next beer
bash. Think about the consequences of
your actions, both now and long term.
If, after thinking things through,
you choose to still deny your fellow
Americans the right to engage in
certain behaviors, more power to you.
This is America after all.
For now, at least.
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor,
Today 1 am not necessarily writing
in response to a particular article, but
rather a mindset that is consistently
upheld by the writings of Tony McKee.
I would classify the mindset of his writ-
ings as conservative, since he writes in
the "conservative corner and he is defi-
nitely not a "hypocritical liberal" right?
From what 1 gather "conservatives"
are opposed to an oppressive govern-
ment and they have a fear of the evil
tax gnomes who mysteriously reduce
the size of their paychecks (1 can
understand the fear of these pesky little
gnomes since they also appear to have
the proclivity for stealing socks from
my drier). 1 myself do not love taxes,
but I am incredibly thankful when 1
see police officers, ambulances and
firemen responding to an emergency. I
am even thankful when I see men and
women in our armed forces willing to
give up their lives in order to defend
mine, and I find it incredibly gratifying
when an elderly person is able to buy
food with their Social Security check.
I suppose this makes me just another
"hypocritical liberal
As a "hypocritical liberal" I suppose
I should know what 1 am. According
to Webster's dictionary a liberal is
"marked by generosity, broadminded,
advocating the ideals of individual free-
dom Hmm, maybe I am a liberal, but
does that make me hypocritical?
It has come to my attention that
my people (i.e. "hypocritical liberals")
have been placing restrictions upon
18 year olds and their right to talk on
cell phones while driving in Virginia.
As I ponder within my "hypocritically
liberal" brain filled with ponies, kit-
tens and puppies I do not recall many
liberal polices coming out of Virginia
in the last 20 years. I suppose this could
be because the Virginian legislature is
made up of a majority of Republicans.
In the house the majority is 64 (R) to
37 (D), and in the senate the majority
is merely 24 (R) to 16 (D). What does
this mean? Are conservatives restrain-
ing our liberties or are Republicans
"hypocritical liberals?"
When dealing with the question
of hypocrisy I believe there is an old
adage regarding a splinter and a reed. I
believe the person with the reed is the
hypocrite.
Trace Coats
Graduate student, MAIS program
Dear Editor,
I would like to inform staff writer
Robert Leonard that I agree with some
of the aspects of his article referred to
In Feb. 24's sports section). Yes, Bill
Herrion is an outstanding individual
with a great attitude and work ethic.
Most everyone hates what has happened
to Herrion because we all wanted him
to be successful. However, I would like
to refer Mr. Leonard to his own words,
which included the statement, "you
have to look at what the guy has done
And, I agree that Herrion has done
some good things, but not enough.
Let's look at what "the guy" has
done since coming to ECU six seasons
ago: (1) He has not had one winning
season in six seasons, (2) he has not
won one C-USA conference tourna-
ment game in six seasons, (3) he has
not taken the ECU basketball team to a
post season NIT or NCAA tournament
in six seasons, (4) he had a total record
of 69-96 through last Saturday, Feb. 19
and (5) he had a record this season of
8-17 through last Saturday. Now, to be
honest, at what institution would this
record warrant a seventh season? Cer-
tainly not an ACC or Big East school.
While 1 can understand Mr. Leon-
ard's loyalty, let's look at why ECU
brought Terry Holland to Greenville. If
I'm not mistaken, it was to move us out
of the slumber that we were in, and had
been in for a while, and into a position
to be Invited to a BCS conference. He
has five years to get that job done. If
he waits 2 - 3 years to get started, wait-
ing for coaches with mediocre or poor
records to become successful and they
do not become successful, will Holland
have time left to get the job done?
1 can understand Mr. Leonard's
loyalty to Herrion - I did also up to a
certain point. But this season, in fact,
with losses to Garner Webb and West-
ern Carolina, a record of 8-17 through
last Saturday and a total record of 69-96
through last Saturday convinced me
that we needed a change if we are going
to be successful in our future athletic
endeavors and wishes.
To take advantage of the future
opportunities that may become avail-
able in a BCS conference, it was neces-
sary for Holland to make the moves
he has made to get ECU in the proper
position for what I would think that we
all want for the future of ECU athlet-
ics. We are very fortunate that Holland
came our way.
George Rhodes
Waynesboro, Va.
Pirate Rant
Why doesn't ECU offer
required classes in both the fall
and spring semester? Especially
when that is the only class the
professor teaches. If they did
do this all the time 1 would be
graduating this May, but sadly
I am not.
I took the bus to Minges and
as those of us who were waiting
for the bus got on and sat down,
1 noticed this girl just plops her
soaking wet umbrella in the seat
next to her. I wanted to be like,
"Do you realize that someone else
is going to want to sit in that seat
eventually and because you're
too lazy to bend over and just
set your umbrella on the ground
it's going to be soaking wet for
them?" When did everyone
become so inconsiderate?
The smoking ban is stupid.
The only reason we smoke in
the stairwells is to get away from
the cold, the rain, the snow and
other bad weather. Smokers are
human too.
To the kid who seems to
always sit next to me: Why, when
there are six open seats between
us, do you choose the one right
next to me? You smell like you've
been sleeping in the dumpster, so
scoot down some.
Is the fountain in the middle
of Wright Circle ever going to
work again?
Why is it that the people
who travel the farthest to come
to ECU also have to walkride
the bus the farthest just to get to
class? Would it really be so hor-
rible to let commuters park, say,
at the bottom of the Hill? Must
we be forever exiled to the lot at
Minges? Damn, we might as well
park downtown and walk to class
or park for free at one of the many
places along the bus route.
In reference to complaints
about the new baseball stadium:
The money used for construc-
tion was given specifically for a
new baseball stadium so using
that money for "computers, better
advertising or cheaper books"
is not an option. Furthermore,
making it to the super-regionals
is far beyond "mediocre, at
best
So what if I have on a $300
purse and $175 jeans? Stilettos
are sexy and they look great with
my $80 dollar top. You should be
happy that I care so much about
my appearance. Don't complain
about buying me a shot just
because my outfit is nice. You
should be happy that my $555
dollar outfit was talking to you
anyway.
Thanks to LaShawn Merritt
ECU finally has something to be
proud of athletically.
Don't tell me how hard your
long distance relationship is
when your significant other is
only a plane flight or very long
drive away. You're pretty hicky
compared to countless girls on
campus who have our boyfriends
on the other side of the world
serving in Iraq. I would give
anything for it to just be a plane
flight or very long drive to see
him right now.
The reason why we celebrate
African American history month
and not Mexican American or
Chinese American history month
is that African Americans are the
only culture that was enslaved
for 400 years. I do agree that
we should all be educated about
everyone's culture, but African
Americans help build this coun-
try. The least we can do is take the
time to learn more about them.
I think it's utterly disgusting
for a female to be either embar-
rassed or too lazy to throw their
feminine products in the trash
can rather than on the floor.
To the guy who rides around
the hill in his truck revving up
the engine: Maybe you were cool
in high school, but you're not
anymore. No one is impressed.
Grow up.
To the guy in my psychology
class: Wake up and take the hint
that 1 have a crush on you.
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Page A5 features@theeastcarolinian.com 252.328.6366 CAROLYN SCANDURA Features Editor KRISTIN MURNANE Assistant Features Editor
TUESDAY March 1, 2005
Announcements:
Majors Fairs
There will be a Spring 2005 Majors
Fair Wednesday, March 2 from
10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. on the first
floor in the Bate Building. The
Allied Health and Nursing Career
Fair will be held March 3 from 10
a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Belk Building.
The Science Fields Fair will be
held Thursday, March 3 from 10
a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Science and
Technology Building. Find the right
major or concentration for you.
Award-Winning Journalist
Lectures
Award-winning journalist Bev
Smith, the forrrer host of Black
Entertainment Television's show
"OurVoices" will speak Friday, March
4 at 5 p.m. In the Murphy Center.
Founder's Day Memorial
Tuesday, March 8 at 10 p.m.
Founder's Day will be marked
with a memorial ceremony at
Cherry Hill Cemetery to honor
Gov. Thomas Jarvis, the father of
ECU. Founder's week activities are
scheduled for March 28 - April 2.
Names in the News:
Stone Shares
From cross-dressing we move
right along to Sapphic love, with a
not-too-terribly shocking revelation
from Sharon Stone about her role
in Bas'c Instinct 2: Risk Addiction,
the sequel that has been awaited
with as much ardor and inflamed
passion as folks used to feel for
their wedding night.
"There is lesbian love the 46-
year-old femme expert in all
things fatale told the syndicated
show "Access Hollywood
But just to manufacture some
heat or controversy and give the
flick some advance hype, Stone
said she's open to imitating her
character in real life: "Why not?
Middle age is an open-minded
period
'Parents' Stork Report
Funnyman filmmaker and Meet
the Parents bumbling hero
Ben Stiller and his actress wife
Christine Taylor are expecting
their second child. The Associated
Press reports. The baby is due this
summer.
Nuptials for Klum?
In other happy news, the New
York Post says R&B star Seal is
that much closer to making an
honest woman of model Heidi
Klum. The couple not only ha�
bought a $4 million home in Bel
-Air, but they've been spotted
buying each other rings. Klum's
reps tell the Post there are no
nuptial plans.
Of TV and Leeches
Slathering leeches all over your
body or rolling around in a bath
of them may not be good for
you. That bitter truth was learned
the hard way by onetime semi-
celebrity "Downtown" Julie
Brown. According to "Celebrity
Justice the former MTV vee-jay
is suing the producers of ABC's
astonishingly-stupid-even-for-a-
reality-show reality show, "I'm a
Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here
which featured such other hot C-
listers as Melissa Rivers and Cris
Judd. Brown alleges she was told
she'd suffer no harm if she entered
a Plexlglas tub full of leeches. But
alas, she did.
According to the New York Post,
Brown wants $1.5 million dollars
for "bites and scarring" she
sustained "as well as exposure
to other infections ABC would
not comment on the suit.
Rap Wars
The ongoing war of hip-hop
verbiage between 50 Cent and
Fat Joe is about to spill into the
one arena that really counts:
the marketplace. The blitzkrieg
will happen March 3, when both
rappers release records.
Fiddy, whose major-label debut,
Get Rich or Die Trying, was the top-
selling CD of 2003, will do battle
with his aptly titled sophomore
album, The Massacre, which
contains one of the most-hyped,
most-anticipated, most-talked
about songs of the year. "Piggy
Bank" is chock-full of taunts to
Jadakiss, jailed rapper Shyne and
newlywed one-monikers Nas and
Kelis, but has Fiddy making one
particularly piquant slap at Joe.
The gangsta's dls? A few
obscene lines unquotable in
this newspaper in which the
dauntless 50 Cent crows about
being way the heck more manly,
courageous, powerful and virile
than Joe, especially when it
comes to selling records.
But Joe Isn't taking any of this
sitting down. He promises that his
CD, All or Nothing, will respond
appropriately to the mighty
challenge issued by his nemesis.
What those words will be, we can
Bands to Watch: Electric Wildlife
ECU students rock out
KRISTIN MURNANE
ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR
Who: Electric Wildlife is a
three-piece band consisting of
Greenville native, singersong-
writerguitarist James Beale,
bassist John Keefe and drummer
Brandon Allred. Keefe and Allred
are both ECU students. Keefe is a
junior construction management
major and Allred is a senior busi-
ness major. Beale spent time study-
ing rock and blues music at the
Atlanta Institute of Music before
moving back home to Greenville
meeting Keefe and Allred.
Sounds Like: A refreshing
mix of funk and straight up
rock. With the increasingly bland
modern rock scene, Electric Wild-
life brings a unique twist to local
music. Their sound is evident
through a broad spectrum of
musical influences ranging from
Jimi Hendrix to Miles Davis and
Counting Crows. In addition
they also play an assortment
of cover songs such as The Red
Hot Chili Peppers' "Aeroplane
Carlos Santana's "Black Magic
Woman" and Bob Marley's "I
Shot the Sheriff
What's in a Name: "There's
this song about one of my favorite
guitar players, his name is Steve
Kimock and the name of the tune
is 'Wildlife Every time I think of
him, I always think of an electric
guitar. The song embodies the
kind of player that Kimock is, so
I sewed the two words together
and felt good about it said
Beale.
"Picking a band name is a
hard thing to do. I don't even
know if it's cool or if people like
it, for better or worse
Greenville Scene: "There was
a time in Greenville where live
music was a big deal and I wanted
to be a part of a group of people
who are ready to bring live music
and live entertainment back into
this town Beale said.
Journeys: Electric Wildlife is
playing March 10 at The Other
Place in downtown Greenville,
and has plans to play in Wilm-
ington, Chapel Hill and Charles- �
ton, SC. �
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.
The band performed at Wimpies in Winterville, Saturday, Feb 26.
Acclaimed orchestra to visit ECU
The National Symphony Orchestra has carefully chosen ECU to host their performances as part of music education outreach.
Cultural Outreach does
it again
AMANDA WINAR
STAFF WRITER
For the very first time, The
National Symphony Orchestra
is coming to Greenville as
part of their annual residency
program and will perform two
concerts at ECU. The first per-
formance will be held Thurs-
day, March 10 at 8 p.m. in
Wright Auditorium as part of
the S. Rudolph Alexander Per-
forming Arts Series.
This performance will
include Joseph Haydn's Sym-
phony No. 94 in G major ("Sur-
prise"), Jefferson Friedman's
The Throne of'the Third Heaven of
the Nation's Millennium Ceneral
Assembly, Antonin Dvorak's Sym-
phony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70
and Cut Time, a world premiere
by Stephen Jaffe.
A second performance,
geared toward today's youth,
will be held March 11 at 11
a.m. in Wright Auditorium
as part of ECU'S Art's Smart
Series. The performance is
titled American Salute: Music
Made in America and will focus
on American music including
Morton Gould's "American
Salute William Schuman's
Chester from New England Trip-
tych, Carlson's "Bear Dance"
from Dreamkeepers, O'FarriU's
"Conga" from Three Cuban
Dances and 1 lindemith's March
from Symphonic Metamorpho-
sis on Themes of Carl Maria von
Weber to name a few.
The National Symphony
Orchestra is a prestigious
ensemble of 100 members that
performs just under 200 con-
certs a year and plays interna-
tionally as well. ECU'S Rudolph
Alexander Performing Arts
Series was honored earlier this
year with the proposition of
being a host for the National
Symphony Orchestra's resi-
dency in the eastern part of
North Carolina. Every year, the
orchestra chooses a state for its
American Residencies Program.
Their goals behind this pro-
gram are to share the power and
beauty of music, explore musi-
cal diversity among regions and
their influences and aiding the
state's advancement in music
through training programs and
career development opportuni-
ties.
The National Symphony
Orchestra has helped construct
1,000 education, performance
and outreach events through-
out 13 states.
Carol Woodruff, cultural
outreach director said that
having the opportunity to get a
nationally renowned, domestic
"American" orchestra at ECU is
something that the college has
definitely earned.
"We were offered the honor
of being a host for this nation-
ally recognized program back
in March of 2004 because ECU
has a reputation for being able
to handle an event of this mag-
nitude said Woodruff.
This year, the National
Symphony Orchestra will con-
duct their musical marathon in
North Carolina from March 8
-19, spending two full days of it
in eastern North Carolina.
In a past press interview,
Governor Mike Easley said,
"North Carolina is honored to
be the site of the 13th Ameri-
can Residency of the National
Symphony Orchestra. We are
proud of our long, rich musi-
cal heritage, and the American
Residency will add even more
luster to that legacy
Not only will they perform
the two shows at ECU, but
they will also hold 21 clin-
ics, workshops and master
classes throughout the region.
Woodruff said they have been
constantly busy with putting
together press releases, contact-
ing organizations and coordi-
soe CONCERT page A6
Black Student Union heritage festival
Promoting cultural
awareness
DANIELLE WIGGINS
STAFF WRITER
In honor of Black History
Month, the Black Student Union
hosted a Heritage Fest at a local
recreational center Friday, Feb.
25. The event featured educa-
tional booths providing informa-
tion on black history, free food, a
photo booth and entertainment
from the BSU dance team who
performed a native African dance
followed by a hip hop dance.
Ending BSU week with a spectac-
ular celebration, students of BSU
hope the event brought aware-
ness and education, not only to
the children at Safe Haven, but to
the community as well.
What is Safe Haven, for those
who do not know?
"The students of BSU come
to Safe Haven to provide at-risk
children around the community
with positive role models. The
after school program teaches
them important issues on respect,
essential lessons to enhance
school education and morals.
We also take them on trips and
keep up with the restorement of
the center, providing them with
a safe environment said Tamika
Walker, senior music education
major and president of BSU.
"This festival is a cultural
bond to keep the community and
our young generation properly
informed about black history
said Kentrel Pitman, volunteer
at Safe Haven.
"Heritage Fest promotes cul-
tural lessons for young people
and provides a broad African
History. It also enhances school
awareness and unity among
minority organizations Walker
said.
Kids are given the opportu-
nity to interact with students
from ECU, developing close
relationships and aspirations for
at-risk children.
"Many younger kids did not
realize there were many minor-
ity students in college, so it gives
them the influence to want to go
to college Walker said.
In addition to activities
offered at Heritage Fest, kids
were taught different African i
languages and cultures. For an S
additional feel of the Heritage g
festivities, students were dressed J
in African attire.
"This is my first time at Safe
see HERITAGE page A6
Potential employers recruiting.
Finding the
perfect major
Spring Majors Fair and
Career Fairs
TOMEK A STEELE
SENIOR WRITER
Participating students chatting.
Many students come to col-
lege not knowing exactly what
field they want to go into. Some
students change their minds
along the way. It's just a part of
college life. The Spring Majors
Fair is an event where most of
the departments come together
in one place and set up booths.
Students can then go from booth
to booth collecting valuable
information.
The Majors Fair will be
Wednesday, March 2 from 10:30
a.m 1:30 p.m. on the first floor
of the Bate Building. Some of he
departments that will be in the
fair are the arts and sciences
department, the foreign lan-
guages department, the nursing
department and the health and
human ecology department.
Most of ECU'S primary depart-
ments and schools will be in
attendance.
The Majors Fair is the per-
fect event for the freshmen and
undecided majors to attend.
There will be an abundance of
information in one space to take
advantage of. Departments will
have representatives stationed
at booths to inform those inter-
ested about the department and
its programs.
Students can talk one on one
with representatives and get a
better feel for the things that
interest them. Most booths will
have information brochures and
packets, and the department
representatives will be eager and
willing to answer all questions
one might have concerning that
department.
"I am a nursing major but
1 am still attending the Health
Fields Career Fair because there
will be people there with more
experience than I have in my
chosen field and it will be a
perfect opportunity for me to
ask them questions and see
what I should really expect once
I'm deeper into nursing said
Krystle Everett, freshman nurs-
ing major.
The Majors Fair is sponsored
by the ECU Academic Enrich-
ment Center. The center is geared
toward helping students find
their interest and guiding stu-
dents to finding their major or
area of study. The Academic
Enrichment Center also gives out
information on learning skills
and graduate studies.
The Academic Enrichment
Center will be holding Self Assess-
ment Tests at Joyner Library room
1021 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. March
3, March 7 - 8 and March 21 - 23.
Students need to call the centej-
in advance to pre-register for the
Self Assessment Seminars. There
is limited space available.
A Self Assessment Test is a
test students can take in order to
learn more about themselves. It
seems funny, but they really can
help. Knowing the things that
the test highlights can help one
determine what kind of career
they want.
There are many different
types of Self Assessment Tests,
but the ones the seminar will
be focused on are career based
tests. These types of tests focus
mostly on a person's interest,
likes, dislikes, personality and
skills. These tests give immedi-
ate results, which one can use to
determine what kind of career
path they wbuld like to take.
Besides the Majors Fair
and the Academic Enrichment
Center, students who have trou-
ble deciding on a major can
also seek help from their advi-
sor. The Student Professional,
Development Center also offers
a variety of information about
different careers and internship
opportunities.
There are many career fairs
throughout the semester that are
focused on certain fields. The Sci-
see CAREER page 46





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3-1-05
COnCBn from page A5
nating events.
"This has been a massive
undertaking to be a host for
eastern North Carolina. If it had
not been for Elizabeth Isley, an
Intern working on the project for
her MPA, we would never have
been able to handle the logistics
of this event Woodruff said.
The whole Cultural Outreach
department has helped coordinate
and weed through the numerous
requests for events. The National
Symphony Orchestra, through
its residency program, plans on
holding coaching workshops,
a brass ensemble at the Boys
and Girls Club of Pitt County, a
performance by the Unlikely
Trio at the Cypress Glen Retire-
ment Center, not to mention a
flute master class, percussion
clinic, conducting workshop and
sectionals for horns and the ECU
Symphony at ECU and countless
other programs. Not only does
this event feature amazing music,
it's for a great cause.
"Greenville and eastern North
Carolina will definitely benefit
from these musical opportuni-
ties and everyone should come
see the show. Students can pick
up a ticket to see the nation's
symphonic orchestra for $5,
which is unheard of anywhere
else Woodruff said.
Tickets for the National
Symphony Orchestra's perfor-
mance are $20 for FRIENDS
of the S. Rudolph Alexander
Performing Arts Series, $25 for
Subscribers, $35 for the Public
and ECU Faculty and Staff and
$ 5 for all students and youth. Ticket
prices will be raised at the door
to $38, so purchase tickets early.
ECU concert informa-
tion is available at ecuarts.
com, or by calling the Central
Ticket Office at 328-4788 or
1-800-ECU-ARTS. The Central
Ticket Office is open Monday
- Friday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
and Saturday and Sunday
from 1 - 5 p.m. Additional
information on the National
Symphony Orchestra's American
Residency Program in North Car-
olina is available at ncarts.com.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.cow.
CdrBBF from page A5
ence Fields Fair will be Thursday,
March 3 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
hi the Science and Technology
Building. This fair will be devoted
to biology, chemistry, geology
and physics.
The Allied Health and Nurs-
ing Career Fair will also be
March 3 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
in the Belk Building. This career
fair will include students from
the nursing, exercise physiology,
physical therapy and physician
assistant majors, among others.
Students who are interested in
the health field, or think they
could be, should definitely go to
the Allied Health and Nursing
Career Fair.
Students who are still
searching for the perfect field
or major first need to decide
what kind of things they like
and then research. If none of
these options seem feasible,
search the Internet and find
out more information about
the different programs offered
at ECU. Finding internships
and doing observations in an
area of interest is a great way to
discover if that field is one that
suits them.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeastcarolinian.com.

MajorCareer
Information
ECU Academic Enrichment Center
Brewster B-103
Monday-Friday 8 am - 5 p.m.
328-2645
Academic Advising and Support
Center
Brewster A-113
328-6001
ECU Student Professional
Development Center
701 East 5th St.
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
H6ht8Q6 from page A5
Haven, but the event is turn-
ing out pretty well. When I was
younger, opportunities like this
were not available. I could have
learned more about black history
if events like this were brought
to our attention said Deidra
Morrison, sophomore health fit-
ness major.
Having a relatively small
college community of our own,
many students overlook the
surrounding city of Greenville.
Community outreach programs
such as this are a way to give
Greenville residents a posi-
tive look at ECU students. It
lets them know not all college
students are self-involved, they
actually care. The program
also creates a safe environment
for these young kids, keeping
them off the streets and into
something else productive and
entertaining.
For more information about
Safe Haven or BSU, students
should go to a BSU meeting.
Meetings are held every Wednes-
day at 5:30 p.m. in Bate 1026. At
the meetings, you can ask any
questions concerning BSU or
find out how you can help and
volunteer to work with at-risk
children. Give these children
the opportunities to see college
students as influential, positive
role models by creating positive
outlooks on younger kids and
fulfilling the mission of BSU,
which is, "Achieving success,
through unity
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TUESDAY March 1, 2005
Sports Br8efs Heavy dissent between fans, Holland
vrs
Merritt breezes by
competition In Houston
ECU'S LaShawn Merritt earned
Conference USA Male Freshman-
of-the-Year honors following
an impressive two days at the
C-USA Indoor Track and Field
Championships, winning both
the 200-meter and 400-meter
dashes In meet-record times of
20.91 and 46.75, respectively
Saturday at the Bill Yeoman
Fieldhouse. Merritt's efforts helped
the Pirates to a fourth-place
team finish with 82 points,
84.50 behind meet champion
Houston and seven points off
the pace turned in by third-place
Charlotte. Merritt captured his
first C-USA indoor title as he
clocked a meet-record time of
46.75 in the 400-meter dash,
becoming the first athlete to
break the 47-second barrier
at the Indoor championships.
He completed the double later in
the day by breaking his second
C-USA meet record with a
20.91 clip in the finals of the
men's 200-meter dash. Merritt's
time also served as the only
NCAA automatic-qualifying time
turned in at this year's meet. In
addition, he also anchored the
Pirates' 4x400-meter relay squad
to a third-place finish In a time
of 3:16.56.
ECU Softball Wins
Seahawk Classic
Tournament Most Valuable Player,
Leigh Savoy drove in three runs as
ECU pounded top-seeded Liberty,
12-0, to capture the championship
of the Seahawk Softball Classic
Sunday at UNC Wilmington's
Boseman Field. The Pirates
completed a perfect weekend at
the tournament, going 6-0, and
pushed their record to 18-2 on the
season. The Flames are 4-1 this
spring after opening their season
at the 14-team event. Junior
righthander Brently Bridgeforth
went the distance for the Pirates,
scattering three hits, walking
none and striking out four. Liberty
starter Sarah Swor lasted just 2
23 innings and allowed eight
runs - seven earned - on six hits,
walking four and fanning one.
Savoy, a senior shortstop, went
2-for-4 against the Flames with a
two-run single and a solo homer.
She was named Tournament
MVP after batting over .500 in the
tourney, with 12 hits, nine runs
batted in, six runs scored and
two home runs. Freshman second
baseman Paige Bagett also went
2-for-3 with a single, homer and
five RBI In the championship
game win over Liberty.
ECU athletic Director
responds to scathing
e-mail from ECU fan
TONY ZOPPO
SPORTS EDITOR
The following is an
e-mail from a fan to Athletic
Director Terry Holland followed
by Holland's response to the
e-mail. Holland then pub-
lished another excerpt Sunday,
stating he had apologized to
the fan who wrote the e-mail
and would like to move on
and concentrate on the ECU
sporting events for this week.
All transcripts are unedited and
courtesy of ecuplrates.com.
Fan E-mail:
Lord Holland, I just want to let
you know how embarrassed I am
as an alumni of this university to
let an ACC reject such as yourself
come In with your hatchet and
dismiss a man such as Bill Herrion
who has poured his blood and guts
into this program for six years.
And you're such a hypocrite. You
speak at the Pirate Club Banquet
last night about class and how
wins and losses are secondary to
doing the job right, graduating
players, etc. Then you're in jour
little corner at the game tonight
clapping for Bill Herrion along
with his fans as he leaves the poor.
I saw you. Fire him, then clap for
him. And to do it with three games
left in the season. I thought the
kids came first. I'm sure you are
happy we lost tonight, now if we
lose next Saturday night and miss
the tourney you can have your new
coach in place from the ACC next
Monday morning. What a cash
job, come in and get paid S27S,
000 a year, bring this university
down and ride off into the sunset.
1 don't know if this Pirate can take
four more years of this. Of course,
all the high dollar Pirate Clubbers
love it, cozying up to you like you
are the anointed one. As I close,
I'll utter the famous last words
REMEMBER CHAMINADE.
Bryan
Class of'80
Holland looks on as Skip Holtz speaks during a press conference Dec 3,2004 when Holtz was hired as the new football coach.
Holland's Response:
Bryan:
Not sure what I can say to an
e-mail filled with this much bit-
terness and attempt to intimidate
but I will give it my best effort as
I try to do with all others.
The job which 1 was hired to
do does pay about the same thing
our basketball coach gets paid
and a bit less than the former
and current football coach get
paid and a whole lot less than the
football coach before that was
paid. It has been my observation
that each of those folks (and quite
a few others who make less than
10 percent of that amount) have
poured their "blood and guts"
into ECU'S athletic program daily
If you were happy with ECU'S
athletic program and likely
future in Division 1-A athlet-
ics when I arrived, then I must
apologize that this "ACC reject"
has come in and changed your
comfort level.
As essentially the "head
coach" of the athletic depart-
ment, It is my job to attempt to
put our team members in the
position where they can help this
department and the university
the most over the next five or six
critical years.
While I am not a basketball
genius (as illustrated by UVA's
loss to Chaminade), I am smart
enough to know that I am not a
genius and lucky enough to be
able to call on some pretty good
basketball minds for help. In fact,
Chaminade's former coach is a.
good friend and would be avail
able to take either my job or the
basketball Job if you would feel
more comfortable with that.
After promising wins over
Pepperdine and Oregon State to
open the season, our team had
won only four Division I games
versus 17 losses. Each game had
see HOLLAND page A8
Late Pirate charge falls just short
Badiane dunks in the second half against Houston. He finished with 20 points.
ECU suffers agonizing
loss to Houston, 76-72
TRENT WYNNE
SENIOR WRITER
Moussa Badiane did every-
thing he could do to make sure
he and ECU head basketball
coach, Bill Herrion went out on
a winning note. He rebounded,
he blocked shots, he forced turn-
overs and he scored a game high
22 points. But with 27.S seconds
remaining in the game, Badiane
had a chance from the free throw
line to cap off one of the greatest
second half comebacks in Minges
Coliseum history. Trailing by two,
Badiane drew iron on the first
and connected on the second,
however, it was not enough as
Houston went on to win 76-72.
"Not everything is perfect
said Badiane.
Badiane, a senior, was hon-
ored before the game with a
plaque which was given to him
by Herrion, stirring a lot of emo-
tions, including the big man's.
"It was something that I
couldn't handle Badiane said.
"I told my teammates before
the game that I wasn't going
to cry, but I couldn't handle it
because it was too much emo-
tion. It was the last home game
for coach Herrion, the last home
game for me and just looking at
this crowd was too much for me.
It was such a great feeling that I
can't really explain
Riding high on the pre-game
emotions, the Pirates opened
with authority, running out to an
early 9-4 lead. Houston survived
to the strong flurry though, and
got up by as many as 12 in the
first half at 36-24.
However, ECU closed the first
half and began the second half
with an 11-0 run to pull within
one of the lead at 36-35.
A game of runs, the next one
put up by the Cougars seemed
Insurmountable as they used a
31-14 spurt, forcing several Pirate
turnovers, to gain control of the
contest at 67-49.
"Obviously 20 turnovers is
see B-BALL page A8
Pirates dominate
Homewood
Suites Shootout
Diamond Bucs score combined 26
runs in routs of West Virginia, NCSU
BRENT WYNNE
SENIOR WRITER
It's not often you get to play your most hated
rival this early in a season. That's exactly what
the ECU baseball team did last weekend, and they
didn't disappoint, walloping No. 27 NC State 13-1
in the Homewood Suites Shootout, hosted by the
Citadel. State rode a six game winning streak into
the contest, but was greeted rudely by the Pirates,
who pounded out 14 hits, including a grand slam in
the third inning by Adam Witter to open up a lead
the Diamond Bucs would not relinquish. 1
For the second time in many weeks, sophomorfc
Mike Flye, who was just recently thrust into &
starter's role due to injuries to Shane Matthews and
Brody Taylor, delivered another gem on the mound,
this time going 5.1 innings, allowing only three hits
and no runs. Flye (3-0) struck out four and never
allowed a member of the Pack past second base.
Flye seems to have the ACC's collective number
early in his career as a starter with the victory over
State to go along with his start two weeks ago in
the Baseball at the Beach tournament when he
pitched seven scoreless innings against then No. 21
Clemson en route to a 10-0 Pirate victory.
State starter Jeff Stallings, a DHConley product,
cruised through the first two innings, allowing only
one hit while striking out three, before running into
a world of trouble in the third.
With two outs in the frame and runners on first
and second, third baseman Mark Minicozzi slapped
a single to left field, allowing Harrison Eldridge
to come around from second to score. Stallings
then hit DH Mike Grace to load the bases. After
catcher Jake Smith drew a bases loaded walk to
score another Pirate run, Witter delivered a titanic
shot against the wind and over the right field wall,
clearing the bases, and giving ECU the early 6-0
advantage.
ECU scored again in the seventh, then four more
times in the eighth, increasing their lead to 11-0.
The only hiccup on defense for the Pirates
came in the bottom of the eighth when NCSU put
together two hits and managed a run off a single
from catcher Jake Muyco, scoring Jason St. Julien
to make the score 11-1.
The Diamond Bucs scored twice in the ninth
off of a Drew Costanzo home run to produce the
final score of 13-1.
Minicozzi, a preseason Conference USA first
see BASEBALL page A8





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THE EAST CAROLINIAN � SPORTS
3-1-05
Holland
from page A7
become a "life or death" affair for
-our coaching staff and our team
members. While "pressure to
win" can provide a healthy moti-
vational factor over short periods
of time, over the longer period it
can do great emotional damage
to those fighting so hard and so
valiantly to win each game.
It was my opinion that the
"unhealthy" side of that pres-
sure to win was dramatically
impacting all the individuals in
our program and this pressure to
win was likely to increase greatly
over the remaining games and
into the next season.
Coach Herrion had repeat-
edly asked Nick and me to be
honest and up-front with him
as we evaluated what the future
held for our basketball program.
Therefore, we met with coach
I lerrion to ask him to start think-
ing of accepting another position
in our athletic department after
the season concluded.
We had hoped that by letting
coach Herrion know we wanted
him on our team for the long
term that some of the pressure
he felt would be relieved. If that
happened, then we hoped the
team might finish the season as
strongly as it began the season
and coach Herrion would be
leaving coaching on a high note.
We asked coach to think it
over before responding and to
keep the conversation between
the three of us private until the
season ended or until he thought
it was appropriate to discuss it
further with others.
So far the best thing about
ECU has been that the "high
dollar Pirate Clubbers" and other
people in a position to attempt
to influence what happens in
our athletic department have
allowed the athletic profession-
als to do their jobs. You are one
of the very few ECU people who
have attempted to intimidate
me or anyone else into sharing
your view by calling me names
or using political clout. Your
response is more like the ones
that 1 have gotten from fans of
other �chools who did not like
me "calling them out" about
playing ECU in Greenville.
I have had a number of people
who have presented logical argu-
ments about the possibility of
continuing our current direction
in basketball in order to see what
happens in a "weaker" C-USA.
However, I am unwilling to
believe or accept that the most
likely way for us to improve our
athletic program is to compete
against lesser opponents. It does
not take a genius to figure out
where that path would lead us.
Taking that path because it is the
easy one or the comfortable one
would be very dangerous for ECU
athletics today.
So, 1 will continue to "clap"
and cheer for Bill Herrion and
our team, regardless of what
names you call me for doing
so, and I will continue to make
the best decisions 1 am capable
of making for ECU'S long term
best interest until someone else
is called to do this for ECU.
Te;ry Holland
B-Ball
from page A7
� too much against a team like
� Houston Herrion said.
"They're good. You can't fall
!� behind quality teams like this.
They're as good as anybody
Insurmountable or not,
Moussa Badiane did not care.
; This was his night and he proved
it down the stretch leading the
i I'irates' ship back into the ball-
game.
"It's very fitting the way he
, took over at theend I lerrion said.
!� . "He's been playing well lately
; ,nd it was great to see him play
well tonight. It was justice that
he played so well at the end
; and, at least personally, went
out on a high note playing good
basketball
Trailing 72-58, Badiane scored
the next six for the I'irates, cut-
! ting the lead to eight. And after
I a few empty trips to the line for
the (lougars, ECU crept to within
Vix at 73-67. Badiane followed a
�orey Rouse missed shot with an
Emphatic dunk and then made
2an acrobat 8-footer falling away
from the bucket to cut the lead
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Drew Costanzo put the exclamation mark on the Pirates' victory over the Wolfpack with a two-run jack in the top of the ninth.
to two at 73-71. Houston missed
two more free throws and Badi-
ane got fouled, but was unable to
connect on both attempts.
"Give the kids credit, they
didn't quit Herrion said.
Badiane and Herrion were
greeted by cheers from the fans
after the game along with a gift
for the senior center. Sally Jo
Medford, wife of former Minges
Maniacs president John Medford
and someone who helped first
establish the maniacs, did a
portrait for Moussa, which shows
the 6-foot, 10-inch Frenchman
throwing down a signature
dunk.
The Pirates will look to play
their way into the Conference
USA tournament this week as
they take on I ul.un- on the road
this Saturday. Tip off is slated
for 8 p.m.
�Quotes courtesy The Daily
Reflector
This writer can be contacted at
sport.i@theeastcarolinian.com.
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from page A7
team member, led the Pirates
at the plate, going 4-for-6 with
three RBIs and three runs scored.
Witter, Eldridge and Grace each
added two hits. Every starter for
ECU either collected at least one
hit andor one RBI.
The Pirates took on West Vir-
ginia on day one of the Shootout,
defeating the Mountaineers for
the second time this season, this
time by the score of 13-2. ECU
scored an 8-2 victory over WVU
in the first contest, which was also
played in South Carolina at the
aforementioned Baseball at the
Beach tourney. Friday, however,
the Pirates banged out an aston-
ishing 21 hits, including home
runs from five different players to
take control of the game.
Lead off batter Billy Richard-
son's role is to get on as much as
possible to start the game. Well he
got on and got off in a hurry in
this contest, as he hit a home run
to open the ballgame and the scor-
ing for the Pirates. Drew Costanzo
followed Richardson with a single,
and later scored on a Mike Grace
double, pushing the Diamond
Bucs out to a 2-0 lead.
Centerfield Jay Mattox did his
best Richardson impression as he
sent one deep to start the second
inning. After Brian Cavanaugh
reached second on an error from
Mountaineer shortstop Tyler
Kuhn, Richardson brought him
home with a double to right
center, doubling the lead to 4-0.
After two more runs in the
third, ECU added three more in
the fourth.
Minicozzi doubled to left
center to begin the inning, and
was quickly sent home after
Cirace doubled to the same spot.
With Grace on second, Jake
Smith then unloaded on Moun-
taineer pitcher Ryan Hill, taking
him out of the yard in left field,
making the score 7-0.
Grace airmailed another
WVU pitch in the fifth, Mini-
cozzi delivered a two run dinger
in the seventh and the Pirates
tacked on one more in the eighth
to complete the merciless bar-
rage. All in all, the Pirates scored
in every inning except for the
sixth. Needless to say, ECU did
not need the bottom half of the
ninth to complete the win.
Southpaw P.J. Connelly was
brilliant for the Pirates on the
hill, scattering eight hits, one run
and one walk in 6.1 innings of
work. Connelly improved to 2-0
on the season with the win.
The contest scheduled to take
place between the Citadel and
ECU Sunday afternoon was post-
poned due to inclement weather.
The game was to be played at 1
p.m and as of yet, no make up
date has been established.
The Pirates improved to
5-3 after their impressive week-
end in the other Carolina, and
will now turn their attention
to the Keith Leclair Invitational
coming up this weekend. The new
facility is ready to go, and
ECU will look to start a win-
ning streak inside of Clark-
Leclair stadium when they
take on Michigan Friday at
11 a.m. ECU will then play
Arizona State Saturday at 5 p.m.
and Georgia Sunday at 4 p.m.
Two or three wins this
weekend, and the Pirates will likely
begin their ascent up the polls
once again, just as they did a year
ago, when they climbed as high as
number three in the nation.
This writer can be contacted at
sports@theeastcarolinian. com.
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