The East Carolinian, March 3, 2005

Volume 80 -Number 62
March 3, 2005
UNC system launches Washington D.C. program
Students attending school in the UNC system can participate in the Semester in Washington D.C. program for 10 -15 weeks beginning this fall.
Students offered
chance to study in
nation's capital
ECU, along with 13 other
schools in the UNC system, is
now offering the Semester in
Washington, D.C. program to
students interested in spending
a semester elsewhere.
This is a 10-week program
in the summer session and a 15-
week program for the fall and
spring semesters that allows stu-
dents to live, work and study in
the Washington, D.C. area.
Dorothy H. Muller, assistant
vice chancellor for Regional and
Campus Academic Initiatives,
explained the purpose of this
"Washington, D.C. is the
center of so much culturally as
well as politically said Muller.
"This program is designed
to be a true experience where
students can learn about the rich-
ness of Washington, D.C
On days students have free
time, trips and tours to sites such
as the Smithsonian Museum, the
1 lolocaust Museum and the Capi-
tol Building will be available.
Participants would live in
The Congressional, an apart-
ment building leased to the UNC
Semester in Washington program
by The Washington Intern Stu-
dent Housing Foundation. Each
apartment is fully furnished and
is located in the historic Capitol
Hill neighborhood. Landmarks
such as the Capitol Building,
the Library of Congress and the
Supreme Court are all within
walking distance of the apart-
ment complex.
"It is really meant to be an
immersion experience Muller
"It is designed to give the
students both the flavor of Wash-
ington, including the arts and
cultural aspects and the work
experience in Washington
Students stand to gain great
benefits from this experience;
"The biggest benefit is that
students will have a real work
experience in a setting where
people from all over the country
and the world live Muller said.
"Students will gain a broader
and more complete understand-
ing of how government works. It
is a great opportunity
Molly Broad, president of
the UNC system, designed this
program with the intention of
students and universities from
North Carolina gaining recogni-
tion in Washington, D.C.
Kemal Atkins, director for
academic and student affairs
in the office of the president,
worked in establishing the pro-
gram and hopes students will
take advantage of the new oppor-
tunity. He said Washington,
D.C. is an international city that
attracts people from all over the
world and would give students a
good political experience.
"They will get a chance to
see the political process and
how it influences our lives said
"Students will have the hands
on experiential kind of learning
that goes beyond the textbook
and traditional style of learning
Atkins said students would
have the chance to expand their
network of contacts, which
would provide them with more
resources to expand their careers.
He said the program and par-
ticipation among UNC system
students would be beneficial to
the UNC system in general.
"We have very strong insti-
tutions in the system. People
are already looking at North
Carolina as a leader it would
certainly increase our presence
on the national and international
scene Atkins said.
While there are a number
of universities that have Wash-
ington, D.C. programs, when
compared to the population of
college students throughout the
country, not many students have
this type of opportunity.
Atkins said they worked
to pull together a group from
the campuses throughout the
system and made presentations
to academic officers at various
campuses to see if they were
interested in the program. They
also spoke with the Student Gov-
ernment Association and asked
what their ideas were regarding
this opportunity for students.
Students who participate in
this program would be given a
chance to gain real world expe-
rience in our nation's capltol.
After a brief two-day orientation
period, the students would begin
an internship related to their
field of study. The internship
would consist of 32 hours per
week and cover a large number of
interests and different fields.
On Fridays, the participat-
ing students would be required
to attend a course entitled "The
Washington Experience" that
covers topics such as politics, cul-
ture and the arts. The course will
be taught by a faculty member
from one of the 14 universities
participating. The participat-
ing students would be required
to be enrolled in no less than
12 semester hours from ECU
while under the program. The
internship provides six hours,
"The Washington Experience"
provides three hours leaving at
least three hours to come from a
distance education course or an
independent study course.
Sarah Stipe, Junior, seemed
excited about the program.
"The program is a good idea
for sturlT'K who want to get away
for a semester and experience a
culture different from what is
here at ECU said Stipe.
"It will also give students a
hands-on experience with the
historical and artistic aspects of
our country
Students who seek to apply
should be primarily concerned
with the practicality of the pro-
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
D.C. Bound
Students who seek to
participate in the Semester in
Washington Program must be
a junior or Senior by the time
of their selected semester.
Students must also have a 3.0
GPA and endorsement from
the head of the department of
their major.
Deadline for application:
The deadline for the fall
semester Is March 11.
Applications are accepted for
up to three terms In advance.
If interestedin-apntytng,
contact Dorothy Muller at
328-2376 or mullerd@mall. for more Information.
Applications can also be
printed from ecu.eduaaunc�
Candidates for provost, vice
chancellor under consideration
Interview process
currently underway
A search committee has chosen
four candidates to be considered
for ECU's provost position.
The position has been held on
an interim basis by James Leroy
Smith since the dismissal of former
provost James Swart.
Swart is currently a professor in
the decision sciences department
and has a lawsuit pending against
the university over his firing.
Smith is one of the four can-
didates being considered for the
provost position, along with
Paul Ferguson, vice president for
research and graduate studies at
University of Nevada, Las Vegas,
Ronald F. Levant, dean of the
center for psychological studies
at Nova Southeastern University
and Christina Murphy, dean of the
college of liberal arts at Marshall
The search committee is com-
prised of 14 individuals from a
variety of different areas to get as
much consensus as possible with
the choice.
Provost is the second highest
position on campus and carries a
great deal of job responsibilities.
"This person will be in charge
of money, faculty positions, recruit-
ment this is the dean's boss, the
top dog in terms of academics"
said Patricia Anderson, graduate
director in the department of
education, who is on the search
committee for the provost.
"Provost has the ability to
shape our programs in some really
dramatic ways
Anderson said the search com-
mittee is looking for someone who
can take on a leadership role while
also being a team player.
"I know the chancellor wants
someone he can work with and
from the committee point of view
we want that too Anderson said.
"There were previous provosts
who were less than willing to listen
to faculty viewpoints
Anderson said the search com-
mittee will also work to create an
accurate picture of ECU for the
candidates, so they know exactly
what type of environment they
would be working in if selected.
There will be multiple opportu-
nities for students, administration,
staff and faculty to get involved in
the search process. Public meetings
of the candidates are scheduled
throughout the upcoming week.
On March 3, Smith will be in
221 Mendenhall from 3 - 5 p.m.
and on March 4 he will be in the
Brody Auditorium from 10:15
-11:15 a.m.
Levant will be available March
3 from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. in the
Brody Auditorium.
Murphy will be available
from 3 - 5 p.m. on March 7 in
Mendenhall 221 and from 10:15
-11:15 a.m. on March 8 at Brody.
Ferguson will be available from
3-5 p.m. on March 9 in the Rivers
Building room 105A and from
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. March 10 in
Warren Life Sciences 202.
At these events, candidate eval-
uation forms will be distributed
which allow students, faculty, staff
and administration to judge each
candidate and provide feedback.
Anderson urged students to
come out to these meetings and
take an active role in the process.
"We'd love to have input from
the students Anderson said.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
The candidates for provost are:
- Paul W. Ferguson
Vice President for Research and
Graduate Studies at the University
of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Ronald F, Levant
Dean ot the Center for
Psychological Studies at Nova
Southeastern University
- Christina Murphy
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts
at Marshall University
- James LeRoy Smith
Interim Vice Chancellor lor
Academic Affairs at ECU
For more Information on provost
candidates, visit
Finalists for vice chancellor for
research and graduate studies are:
- Michael Allen
Assistant Vice President for
Research at Texas Tech University
- Dlerdre Mageean
Associate Vice President for
Research at the University of Maine
- Marsha Torr
Vice President for Research at
Virginia Commonwealth University.
For more Information on candidates
for vice chancellor of research and
graduate studies, visit
Chancellor Ballard spoke to students about graduate school.
Students prepare
for graduate school
ECU offers successful
application strategies
Chancellor Steve Ballard and
graduate school directors spoke to
students Wednesday at ECU Gradu-
ate School Information Day provid-
ing information on grad school.
Ballard said he urges students
to take very seriously what they do
after their undergraduate careers,
understand that there are no perfect
decisions and it is important to find
your passion to make sure you end
up doing something you love. He
said today's society is filled with two
types of jobs - jobs that pay lousy
and will only pay less and less due
to the increased number of workers
who would be willing to take on
those jobs and skilled jobs.
"My suggestion is that you get
ready for a skilled job a skilled
work force is what's happening in
states that are doing well economi-
cally said Ballard.
Fifty years ago, only 15 percent
of the jobs in North Carolina were
skilled jobs, whereas today that
percentage is 65 and is predicted to
increase to 80 percent by 2010. He
said it is important to get the most
solid foundation of an educational
base possible in working to get these
jobs, in which the skills required are
changing rapidly.
"Forty years ago it was more of
who you knew than what you knew
more and more of tomorrow it's
what you know that will make a
difference in your ability of going
to something that you like to do
and get some reasonable pay for it
Ballard said.
Ballard said every level of degree
gives people a greater likelihood
of surviving in the world. Getting
critical competencies including com-
munication and technical skills are
see BALLARD page A2
New vice
to campus
Tuition, parking on
Seitz's agenda
Three weeks into the posi-
tion, ECU's Vice Chancellor for
Administration and Finance has
big plans and optimistic hopes
for the university.
Kevin Seitz began his new
position Feb. 1 after a long-term
employment with the State Uni-
versity of New York at Buffalo.
Seitz said he began con-
templating the position the
second time he heard about
it and decided it would be a
good move after speaking with
Richard Brown, the former vice
chancellor of administration
and finance. On a personal level,
both of his children are married
and he has friends and family
in surrounding states, so North
Carolina seemed like a great
place to go.
Seitz said he wanted to take
the position because it was a
nice opportunity to do some-
thing different, to work with the
chancellors and people in the
community in moving the school
and the region forward, anH it
is a challenge to take what he's
learned at Buffalo and become
part of this team. He said when
he was interviewing for the posi-
tion, he also liked the excitement
toward the university from the
"You can't go anywhere in
Greenville without seeing some-
thing about the school said Seitz.
When he left Buffalo, he was
the vice president for university
services and was responsible
for facility operations, business
offices and coordinating legal
services. He was also the uni-
versity representative to the
Research Foundation's Board of
Here, he will work with simi-
lar departments as well as IT oper-
ations, parking, human resources
and auxiliary operations like
the bookstore. He will also par-
ticipate in the discussion for
what the university proposes for
tuition and fee increases, but he
has not worked much with it yet.
"So far it's been more infor-
mational - understanding how
the process works in the Carolina
system versus how it works in the
New York system rather than
getting into a discussion about
how it should be Seitz said.
"In the future, I'll be more
involved in the discussions
Seitz went to the Board of Gov-
ernors meeting when ECU made
its presentation for increased
tuition. He said the chancellors
had a responsible package with
tuition increases.
"There's always this balance
you have to strike with what you're
charging and what services you'll
be able to provide Seitz said.
The BOG decided against rais-
ing in-state tuition but will debate
fees and out-of-state tuition this
Seitz said fees allow for more
programs at the university. He
said SGA President Shannon
O'Donnell told him ECU students
were supportive of fee increases.
"As long as you can show how
the money was used and what
additional services people got
students in the most part are very
supportive of the fee increases, " �
Seitz said.
Salary increases for ECU
employees is a concern because
there has not been enough money
from the state government. Seitz
said this situation is difficult
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THURSDAY March 3, 2005
Campus News
AA Meetings
Alcohol Anonymous meetings will
be held in Mendenhall twice a
week. On Wednesdays, meetings
will be In room 242 at noon.
Meetings begin at 11:30 a.m.
Thursdays In room 14.
ACSS Workshop
Adult and Commuter Student
Services and Janie Sowers, clinical
director of child development and
family relations, will present a
series of workshops designed
to help students keep a healthy
relationship with their significant
other while balancing school,
work and a family. The second
workshop is March 4 in 212
Mendenhall from noon - 1:30
p.m. These workshops will cover
topics including money, roles in a
relationship, sex, children, fun and
relaxation. For more information,
please call 328-6881.
Speaker Bev Smith
Bev Smith, African American
award-winning investigative
journalist and talk show host, will
speak at Hendrix Theater 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-
cTianging array of stringed
Instruments and outstanding vocal
harmonies. Cost of admission Is
$3 for students, $5 for FASG
members and $8 for the general
public. For more information, call
Mike Hamer at 830-0349.
Assessment Seminar
Having trouble deciding on a
major? Attend an assessment
seminar and take career and
self-assessments to begin finding
the right major and career for you.
The remaining sessions will be
held March 7 and 8 and March
21 - 23 from 3 - 4 p.m. in 1021
Joyner Library. Pre-registration is
required. Please call the Academic
Enrichment Center at 328-2645.
Social Work Fundraiser
Students with the social work
department are hosting a
fundraiser on behalf of the Little
Willie Center, 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 Race and Mendenhall
March 7 and March 9. Raffle
prizes include a $100 Food Lion
gift certificate, $75 cash and a
$50 gas card. Their goal is to
raise $1500. For more information,
please call Yolanda Burwell at
LSAT Prep Workshop
Sharpen your skills and receive
help so you can know about the
LSATs and how to approach them.
ECU is offering LSAT workshops
on Saturdays in April in 1418
Joyner Library with Ken Kleinfeld,
an experienced admissions
test preparation instructor. The
workshop costs $259 and
Includes 16 hours of instruction,
a practice book, pretests and
posttests. Seating is limited and
you can pre-register before March
25. For more information or to
register, call 328-6143, fax 328-
1600 or send a letter to Continuing
Professional Education, Division
of Continuing Studies, ECU,
Greenville, NC 27858.
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News Briefs
Appellate court revives
claim that vaccine disabled boy
RALEIGH, NC - A Cary couple who
blames a childhood vaccine for their
11-year-old son's developmental
disabilities has been given another
chance to take their case to the state
Industrial Commission.
The state Court of Appeals sent the
case back to the commission Tuesday
because only two commissioners
reviewed the appeal instead of the
required three.
The commissioners affirmed a ruling
that denied the family's claim that
their son's Injuries were vaccine-
related. Andrew and Catherine Goetz
hope to recover the maximum of
$300,000 allowed under state law for
their son's disabilities.
"It brings the case back active again.
It gives my son hope Andrew Goetz
said Tuesday. "We're doing this for
our son
Hayden Goetz was born May 14,
1993. He developed normally until
he received a series of vaccines for
diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis,
his parents say. He suffered a high
feer and irritability after receiving
each of the three shots, according to
court records. Afterward, his parents
noticed that Hayden wasn't reaching
the same developmental milestones
as other children. For example,
Hayden did not crawl until he was
more than a year old and did not walk
until he was 2, his father said.
Judge forecloses on sanctuary
for 600-member church
members of the St. James Home of
Fresh Start Ministries have lost their
sanctuary after a bankruptcy judge
decided the church had no chance
of surviving reorganization.
A court administrator's report
recommended that the church's
assets be sold to pay its outstanding
debt, Including its $1.65 million
"We went to court this morning
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because ECU wants to be com-
petitive in salaries for everyone
from grounds and house keeping
to faculty members.
In Buffalo, Seitz did not work
with parking, but it will be an
important issue he expects to
work with plenty during his time
in Greenville. He said he under-
stands the situation has pro-
gressed, but he is a firm believer
in always being able to improve.
Right now, one of his main
priorities is to get familiar with
the school.
"Probably the practical first
thing is to get to know people
and start building relationships
with my staff, the other vice
chancellors and the people in the
community Seitz said.
Seitz has much responsibility
with Board of Trustees and differ-
ent foundations so he said he is
trying to learn about his role with
them as well. He is also working
to learn ECU's relationship with
the hospital and get a better sense
of how they interact.
Chancellor Steve Ballard has
made the budget a main concern
for Seitz's first duties.
"We're going to be working
on a budget process for the insti-
tution an effort to develop a
more open transparent budget
process Seitz said.
His department is also con-
cerned with the many construc-
tion projects on campus such
as the new facilities for allied
health and nursing students, the
residence hall on College Hill,
renovating Slay Hall Into office
space by the fall semester and pre-
paring the new baseball stadium
for the first home game March 4.
"We have a very talented and
professional staff in the division
so I know that they're keeping
things running very well on day-
to-day business Seitz said.
Chuck Hawkins, former
interim vice chancellor for
administration and finance,
said he was looking forward to
Seitz's arrival when he heard the
position was filled.
"1 had a wonderful time as
the interim vice chancellor and
Kevin Seitz will be a great asset
to ECU said Hawkins.
Seitz said his new position
has been challenging, but he is
enjoying being here.
"You go from a place where
you work 30 years to every-
thing's brand new, so it's been
fun Seitz said.
"I'm enjoying the school, I'm
enjoying the people I've met in the
community and I'm really looking
forward to my time here at ECU
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under the impression we could get
an extension under Chapter 11
said the church's pastor, the Rev.
James Woodson, who was removing
personal items he could fit in his car.
"We were completely blindsided
In October, the bank agreed to give
the church more time to find another
lender to refinance the mortgage. The
church had yet to find financing at a
hearing on Feb. 10, when the court
ruled they would have until Feb. 28. to
pay the bank or leave the premises.
"At this time, as before, the debtor is
unable to propose and effectuate a
confirmable plan and is unable to
consistently improve cash flow wrote
U.S. Bankruptcy Administrator Michael
West, in a document filed with the
court on Feb. 10. "There appears to
be continuing loss and diminution to
the estate, no reasonable likelihood
of rehabilitation, and no prospect that
a feasible plan will be proposed and
Hunter S. Thompson found
seated In front of typewriter
ASPEN, Colo. -HunterS. Thompson's
body was found in a chair in the
kitchen in front of his typewriter with
the word "counselor" typed in the
center of the page, according to
sheriffs reports.
The word was typed on stationery
from the Fourth Amendment
Foundation, which was started to
defend victims of unwarranted search
and seizure, according to reports
released Tuesday.
It was not immediately known what,
if any, significance the word had to
the founder of "gonzo" journalism or
to his family.
Juan Thompson found his father
dead Feb. 20 from a self-inflicted
gunshot wound to the head. After
reporting the death, Juan Thompson
walked outside the Woody Creek
home and fired three shotgun blasts
into the air.
"Juan told me he had shot a shotgun
into the air to mark the passing of his
father Pitkin County Deputy Sheriff
John Armstrong said in his report.
Juan Thompson was allowed to go
into the kitchen alone to drape a
golden orange scarf over his father's
shoulders, according to Armstrong.
Jennifer Winkel Thompson, Juan
Thompson's wife, said the family had
purchased the silk scarf in Florence,
Italy, and gave it to Hunter Thompson
the night before.
Jackson's attorney hints
singer will testify In own defense
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Michael
Jackson's attorney strongly hinted
in his opening statement that the
singer would take the stand to refute
allegations that he molested a 13-
year-old recovering cancer patient.
Thomas Mesereau Jrs statement
Tuesday came just before jurors
got their first look at Jackson's
accuser and his family by viewing
the documentary "Living With Michael
Jackson which features the singer
holding hands with the boy and
explaining that there is nothing sexual
about his occasionally sharing his
bedroom with children.
Twice in his opening statement
Mesereau hinted that jurors would
hear from Jackson - "Michael will tell
you one time he got a very bad feeling
at Neverland Mesereau said at one
point, referring to an incident with the
accuser's family at his estate.
He also said, "Mr. Jackson will
freely admit that he does read girlie
magazines from time to time. He
absolutely does not show them to
Mesereau's statements were
designed to suggest to jurors
that Jackson may testify, Jackson
spokeswoman Raymone K. Bain said
in an interview.
They have not made a decision yet.
But clearly they have spoken about
it she said.
Jackson, 46, who could be cross-
examined if he takes the stand, is not
on the defense witness list.
In the Neverland incident Mesereau
described, the boy's mother allegedly
grabbed the singer's hand, told her
children to join hands, and insisted that
everyone pray. Mesereau mentioned
sexually explicit magazines because
prosecutors allege Jackson showed
them to his accuser and his brother.
Suspect had sketch
of New York rail terminal
MADRID, Spain - A suspect in the
Madrid train bombings was found to
possess a sketch and technical details
about Grand Central Terminal in New
York, a report said Wednesday.
The sketch and data were on a
computer disk seized about two
weeks after the March 11 train
bombings in Madrid that killed 191
people last year, the newspaper El
Mundo said.
Spanish police turned the disk over to
the U.S. agents from the FBI and CIA
in December once they understood
the scope of the technical data, the
report said.
A U.S. Embassy official confirmed
that American law enforcement
authorities received information
related to Grand Central Terminal from
Spanish authorities in December. The
official declined to go into detail.
However, a Spanish police official
said Spanish and U.S. authorities
don't lend much credibility to the
sketch, saying it is not even clear it
is supposed to be a picture of Grand
Central Terminal.
The police official, who spoke on
customary condition of anonymity,
confirmed that the sketch was found
in the home of Mouhannad Almallah,
a Syrian who was arrested in Madrid
on March 24 but later released,
although he is still considered a
Almallah was questioned over his
alleged ties to two suspects jailed
in connection with the attack after
witnesses placed them aboard trains
targeted in the string of 10 bombs, El
Mundo said.
A total of 24 people are in jail over
the attack, although at least 40 more
who were arrested and released are
still considered suspects.
Iraqi Judge, lawyer on tribunal
to try Saddam slain In Baghdad
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Gunmen killed a
judge and lawyer working for the
special tribunal that will try Saddam
Hussein and members of his former
regime, the first court staff killed
since it was set up in late 2003 after
the dictator was toppled, officials
and a relative of the slain men said
News of the deaths came as two
car bombs exploded in the capital,
killing 10 Iraqi soldiers and wounding
dozens of others. The first blast
targeted an Iraqi army base in central
Baghdad, killing six troops and
wounding at least 25. A second
car bomb an hour later at an army
checkpoint in south Baghdad killed
four soldiers, police said.
Judge Barwez Mohammed Mahmoud
al-Merwani and his son, lawyer
Aryan Barwez al-Merwani, were shot
and killed Tuesday in Baghdad's
northern Azamyiah district, said the
slain judge's son, Kikawz Barwez
Mohammed al-Merwanl.
The son said unidentified gunmen
in a speeding car raked the pair with
gunfire as they were trying to get into
a vehicle outside their home.
The killings came one day after the
court issued referrals for five former
regime members - including one of
Saddam's half brothers - for crimes
against humanity. Referrals are similar
to indictments, and are the final step
before trials can start.
However, a tribunal official, who asked
not to be named, said the judge was
not killed because of his job.
"He was not killed because he was
working at the tribunal he said. "It
was something personal. I don't
have details, but investigations are
still going on
The judge's surviving son disagreed,
saying the two were assassinated
either because they worked for the
court, or because they were minority
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vital in getting by in the world. He
said graduate school is not the only
place to get those competencies, but
it is a good place.
Ballard said more jobs and good
careers are beginning to require
several fields of study.
"The more education you
have the more opportunity you
have to design your future Bal-
lard said.
"The more education you have
the more competence you will
have - the more ways you have
about thinking about how different
knowledge goes together
Paul Tschedder, interim dean
of ECU Graduate School, said it is
important to first find information
on graduate programs. He said it
is necessary to look at catalogs or
online resources their schools of
interest offer. Making connections
with people, including their profes-
sors is also important, in addition to
speaking with directors and brows-
ing online sources in choosing your
graduate program.
Max Poole, associate dean of
graduate school, said he urges
students to contact the program
director or coordinator to make sure
it is the program for you. A student
must then contact the school and
apply for the program. Common
required aspects when applying to
graduate programs include informa-
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of purpose, letters of recommenda-
tion and in some cases a portfolio.
Standardized exams including GRE
are also commonly required so pro-
grams can compare the applicant to
the pool of applicants
"Itisreallyacombination If you
are weak in one area you can concen-
trate on other areas said Jim Decker,
graduate director of the depart-
ment of exercise and sports science.
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that's in your major then its going
to be more linked within your
interest and abilities Floyd said.
"Our role in this institution
is helping students develop pro-
ductive and happy lives part
of that is helping them find a
major and be able to be market-
able about that major
Floyd said she thinks there
are a lot of people who have
jobs that are not necessarily
what they had majored on in
college, which may be a result
of students developing other
interests as they age and come
across new opportunities in the
working world.
She said she felt the general
reaction of students has been
positive and many of them are in
need of guidance in this area.
"I think it's a dilemma and
crisis students go through regard-
less of their year in school
Floyd said.
She said she plans on making
it an annual event and hopes to
run it at this time of year when
students are in the process of
registering for classes.
ECU is making additional
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students between their freshmen
and sophomore year is due to
students not having a set career
path in mind to concentrate on.
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initiatives and supports those
initiatives Floyd said.
Michelle Eble, assistant pro-
fessor in the English department,
said the majority of the students
have had an idea in what they
wanted to major or minor in
but students were not clear on
the specific qualifications of
the majors. With the ECU cur-
riculum recently undergoing a
significant change, many Eng-
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current program.
Chuck Singhas, director of
undergraduate studies for depart-
ment of biology said he thought
the event was a wonderful idea
and they had attracted quite a
few students.
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Wayne Sampson, freshman
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Michelle Dougherty, unde-
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THURSDAY March 3, 200J
Our View
Media has not-so-beautiful
effects on general public
With more than 200 channels available through
digital cable and satellite providers, not to men-
tion the trillions of Web sites on the Internet,
were constantly bombarded with images of
celebrities. Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and
Jessica Simpson are just a few celebrities who
grace magazine covers and TV shows. They
also have another thing in common - they all
have these so-called "perfect" bodies.
Over the last century, the appropriate body
image has shifted dramatically. Marilyn Monroe
was an international celebrity, as well as a
centerfold, and she was a size 14. Nowadays,
you'll be lucky to spot a model or celebrity in
an advertisement larger than a ize two.
The Center for Disease Control has stated
that Americans now are 25 pounds heavier on
average than they were 40 years ago. If this
is true, then why isn't Hollywood accurately
documenting this change?
Everywhere we turn we see advertisements of
scantily clad women and bulked up men. Rarely
do we see plus sized figures on television or
in the movies.
We're constantly comparing ourselves to these
"plastics This, in turn, has spurred the rise of
eating disorders. A Harvard study found that in
Fiji, a country known for larger body images, a
rise in eating disorders was linked to women's
exposure to Western images. A girl interviewed
for this study said that, "we can see (teenagers
on TV They are the same ages, but they are
working, they are slim and very tall and they are
cute, nice We want our bodies to become like
that so we try to lose a lot of weight
A study by Gregory Fouts and Kimberly Burg-
graf found people on TV with below-average
weight are over represented, while those with
above-average weight are under represented.
We at TEC want our readers to be happy as who
they are. Do not let the media tell you who you
should be or what you should look like. Stay
healthy and stay confident in who you are.
If you or anyone you know needs help with an
eating disorder, please contact the Center for
Counseling and Student Development located
in the Wright Building or call 328-6661.
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ECU cracks down on second-hand smoke
Tobacco users, beware
If all goes according to plan, the
ECU community will soon be cleaned
of that most insidious of plagues
- second-hand smoke. Innocent
smokers are being driven from their
most favored of stomping grounds
by the fascist tyranny that is ECU -
the jackbooted faculty thugs wielding
chains and pipes against the defense-
less student population. Well, not
The ECU Student Faculty recently
approved a plan that would outlaw the
public consumption of tobacco in many
high traffic areas, including stairwells
and outside classroom buildings all
over the ECU campus. The ban, upon
receiving the chancellor's approval,
would slowly be implemented, allow-
ing smokers ample time to conduct
effective surveillance and stake out
a new location, I imagine so as not
to unnecessarily ruffle the delicate
feathers of those tenured professors
who enjoy a cigarette between classes.
While no punishments have yet been
announced, fines from campus police
could eventually be levied against
smokers who refuse to abide by the new
While tobacco prohibition in a
state built on Big Tobacco dollars is
something of a contradiction, it is my
professional opinion that the tide has
turned for mass tobacco consumption
in America. The day the tobacco com-
panies, who for decades have hidden
behind their bottomless financial
resources and high powered law firms,
were forced by the government to pub-
licly admit that smoking kills people,
the die was cast. America began educat-
ing itself.
Though Hollywood continues to
perpetuate the glamorous image of
cigarettes, smoking has, for at least the
last generation, been largely demonized
by the media overall. Big Tobacco even-
tually found its advertisements banned
by court order, billion dollar lawsuits
by almost every state and every health
organization in the world declaring
them Satan Incarnate. But there is one
weapon, one ever so genius ace-in-the-
whole, which the tobacco companies
are leaning on and shall continue to
lean on, until the federal government
one day classifies cigarettes as a class-A
narcotic and bans their manufacture
- nicotine.
As addictive as cocaine or heroin,
nicotine is the one key ingredient
that has consistently kept the bane of
cigarettes available to a wide public
audience. Even though millions upon
millions of American citizens have
been killed as a direct result of using
their products, these businesses remain
an indelible wart on the hindquarters
of American business. Since the con-
gressional lobby of Big Tobacco is one
of the most powerful in Washington
and a federal ban on cigarettes is about
as likely as the re-introduction of the
Volstead Act, there is little option left
for an American health care system
sadly overburdened by the results of
Joe Camel and the Marlboro Man.
Local and state governments have a
responsibility to their constituents and
the generations who will pay for the
treatment of 40 million baby boomers
who smoked two packs a day for 30
years to slowly but effectively phase
out the proliferation of smoking as a
national pastime.
Every few months, with as little
fanfare and public attention as
possible, the price of cigarettes should
go up. Little by little, nickel by nickel,
the price shall rise. Ten, then twenty,
then fifty dollars a pack. The sky is
the limit. It is conceivable to eradicate
the entire culture, over a long enough
time frame, by simply raising the prices
continually, until the expense becomes
too great and the smoker is simply
forced to choose between smokes, food
and rent. Smoking would continue,
naturally, but the vast majority of
smokers would have been forcefully
weaned by the iron hand of Uncle
If only this were Oz, anything
could be possible, but since it is, in fact,
America, many people will continue
to smoke, probably until they die. As
a man who appreciates a mid after-
noon smoke as much as anyone, I do
not think it unreasonable to politely
respect the health and well-being of
our fellow East Carolinians. Take a few
steps back. I have no doubt the Pirate
Rant shall reflect the overwhelming
gratitude of the ECU community. And
as for the argument that has been raised
about the infringement of rights, or the
Constitutional provision about smok-
ing, it is a non-issue. Nowhere in the
United States Constitution does it read,
"Congress shall make no law concern-
ing the public consumption of tobacco
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor,
I am writing in response to an
article written by Peter Kalajian on
Thursday, Feb. 24 titled "Televangelism
good, breast-baring a sin?"
I would first like to say that I disagree
with the majority of Peter Kalajian's asi-
nine, radically left wing comments. As
a Roman Catholic and a conservative,
it is clear to me that Mr. Kalajian stands
against almost everything I believe
in. He seems to have just enough
information to make him (maybe not
dangerous but definitely) annoying.
Mr. Kalajian compares the Freedom
of Speech of TV evangelists to Janet
Jackson revealing her breast on live
television, suggesting that if we can't
have both, then "we should just forget
about the whole business
That "business" he refers to is the
First Amendment. It is the absence of
things like the First Amendment that
is being fought against in Iraq. No,
thanks. I'm not interested in tyranny.
Mr. Kalajian lacks common sense and
doesn't appreciate his own right to
write his one-sided dribble.
Mr. Kalajian will be hard pressed
to find an abundance of support for
TV evangelists. He credits TBN with
"leading the charge" in the FCC's new
guidelines following the Jackson fiasco.
He seems very confident in the power
of TBN, I'm sure they would be flat-
tered. In reality, if they had that much
power, many things would be taken
off the national airwaves. The truth is,
a vast majority of Americans (Chris-
tians and non-Christians alike) object
to the Janet Jackson peep show and to
televangelism, but that doesn't call for
removing the First Amendment.
We watch the Super Bowl for football
and clean family-oriented entertain-
ment. It is incorrect of Mr. Kalajian to
compare opinions protected under the
First Amendment, to revealing a breast
for every man, woman and child to see.
America had no choice as to whether
or not they were going to see Jackson's
breast. If you want to see a woman's
bare breast there are many venues to
accommodate your lewd desires. To
compare Jackson's bare breast to state-
ments made by a few radical Christians,
who very few people actually take
seriously, is ridiculous. It would be like
comparing some of the garbage Mr.
Kalajian writes to the opinion of all lib-
erals. Mr. Kalajian needs to stop taking
every opportunity he gets to try to
bring down the Christian community.
Billy Atwell
Freshman Political Science
Dear Editor,
Though I try not to pay attention
too much of the "high-brow" affairs
of the university, 1 have been baffled
recently by the actions of the over-
zealous administration here at ECU.
It seems that they have gone over-
board with the "You're Fired" theme
of Donald Trump's popular television
show "The Apprentice In the past year
the football coach, basketball coach,
former chancellor, provost, director
of Joyner Library and long-time uni-
versity attorney have left their posts.
Maybe the affairs of the administration
don't normally trickle down to the
student level, but I feel like the people
that made these decisions need to step
outside of the box and realize that this
much change in a period of one year is
far from healthy. Community leaders
are irate, alumni have written in with
complaints and long-time supporters
of the university's vision have turned
their backs on the recent events. Good
for them. It is absolutely ridiculous
that a few power-hungry, knee-jerk,
"change-the-world" administrators
have the ability to hijack ECU'S integ-
rity and push their personal envelope
on everyone. Maybe the university
doesn't want good, honest, caring and
educated people serving the school.
The administration and the specific
individuals that made these decisions
need not worry about "re-establishing
the integrity of ECU It's far too late for
that my power-hungry friends.
Nathan Lean
Sophomore Music Major
Dear Editor,
I was In Greenville over the weekend
and saw, once again, that tobacco use on
campus is being discussed. As a recent
graduate from ECU, I am familiar with
the numbers of students smoking or
dipping on campus. A few years ago, we
had a forum, which discussed making
the entire campus "tobacco-free Many
students felt it was a great idea. Tobacco
users, as expected, were opposed.
I am currently the Clinical Health
Educator at "the world's largest US
Marine Base" - Cherry Point. Several
years ago, they faced the same chal-
lenges here in restricting tobacco use.
For some time now, the use of all tobacco
products has been restricted from all
areas on base except in designated
tobacco-use areas. These areas have
to be at least 50 feet from any build-
ing entrance and posted with a sign.
There are many excellent reasons
why limiting tobacco use in public
places makes sense. Having to walk
through a cloud of smoke irritates non-
smokers and can create asthma attacks
as well as other extreme allergic reac-
tions in many individuals.
An overall campus ban may be a
bit drastic, but a compromise worth
considering is to designate several areas
where those who "have to use" can do
so (until they come to their senses). In
the long run, it will certainly reduce
animosity from both sides and poten-
tially reduce consumption of a terribly
addictive and poisonous substance.
Michael Edwards, MA
Cherry Point, NC
Pirate Rant
To the person that thinks
the smoking ban is stupid.
You shouldn't be allowed to
smoke in the stairwells because
the healthy people here at ECU
don't want to get a lung full of
smoke from your cancer stick
every time they walk by. If you're
going to have a nasty habit of
smoking you should be banned
to smoke in the cold, rain and
When Tony McKee isn't pla-
giarizing bad work, he's stinking
even worse.
To the girl with the $555 dollar
outfit: Pull the $225 dollar stick
out of your ass. No one cares how
much your outfit costs anyway.
No, the fountain is never
going to work again. But they'll
leave it up to remind us the world
is an awful, horrible place.
To the dorks driving the
"tricked out" cars: It doesn't
matter how big or loud your
exhaust pipe is, you still only
have four cylinders
Keep your god out of my
To all of you straight people
that want to keep treating us like
second-class citizens: We'll still
be sitting right beside you and
your divorcee 10 years from now
during PTA meetings, regardless
of whether or not you allow us to
get a marriage license or not.
If I want to smoke outdoors
on campus it's my right. I pay just
as much tuition as the rest of you
non-smokers. When I buy a pack
of cigarettes the taxes are going to
help pay for things in NC. At least
when I light up there is still some
good in it for the non-smokers.
Believe it or not, there actu-
ally are people trying to sleep at 2
a.m so to the drunk idiots coming
back from downtown, shut up.
I'm all for the smoking ban, I
just wish it was the entire campus
and not just "high-traffic areas
Did anyone else find it ironic,
hilarious andor discouraging
that on the same day there was
a table set up just inside Wright
Place to inform people about
eating disorders, an organization
was outside promoting a bikini
Hey girl who's man I suppos-
edly "stole I highly suggest you
pick up a book called Define The
Relationship and then when you
realize he's with me, you will
want to get the best-seller, He's
fust Not That Into You.
Could someone please give
Howard Dean a bone and put him
back in his cage?
All I could do was laugh when
I read a ranter's response to the
smoking ban. Let me get this
straight, you smoke in public
stairwells to stay out of the
rain, cold, snow and other bad
weather? Last time I checked rain
provided water, not a malignant
illness. Get your priorities straight
and invest in an umbrella.
Since when is President Bush
given the right to decide my
tax money should be spent on
Christian foundations? I'm not
even Christian.
Stop sitting behind me sniff-
ing for an entire fifty minutes
and go blow your freaking nose.
To the kid who shows up
drunk in my class: Just stop.
You smell, you're annoying and
you're certainly not cool. In fact,
you're probably not even drunk.
You were probably up all night
watching "American Idol" and
thinking about pretty things.
To the girl in my psychology
class who has a crush on me: I
only like girls who have the guts
to tell me to my face they like me.
I hate all the Sperry Topsider
posers out there. Listen, if you
don't own a boat, have never
been on a boat or don't even
know what a boat looks like,
please don't be a poser. Go buy
some New Balances.
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staff in the ECU community to voice
their opinions. Submissions can be
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the event will help purchase
new equipment for the fire-
fighters, such as turnout gear
and air packs. T-shirts will
be on sale with the proceeds
going toward the firefighters.
A portion of the money
raised will be placed in a fund
that allows the Staton House
firefighters to give charitably.
Civils said this charity can
include financially assisting
struggling firefighters, sending
flowers to those who have had a
death in the family and sending
aid to other departments that are
strapped for cash.
North Pitt High School'sjunior
ROTC will also be raising money
for their program at the event by
operating a concession stand.
In the past they would hold
annual barbecues, but Civils said
because of the commonness of
those types of fundraisers in the
area, the Staton House decided to
make a change last year.
The Robersonville Fire
Department has been hold-
ing wrestling fundraisers for a
number of years, so they sup-
plied the Staton House with the
contact information for NAWF
wrestling all-stars, a wrestling
Civils said he hopes the
event is a success and the depart-
ment raises a sizable amount of
"Everyone come out, watch
and enjoy Civils said.
Jason Beasley, junior market-
ing major, said he would support
any event that firefighters hold
to raise funds.
"1 think it's very important
said Beasley.
"They save lives on a daily
basis it's something we should
really respect and appreciate
Jacob Bohanan, freshman
nursing major, agreed with Bea-
sley on the importance of raising
money for firefighters.
"It's important to support
all the local organizations said
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
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President Bush sends message to Syria: Vacate Lebanon
ARNOLD, Md. (AP) � Pres-
ident Bush on Wednesday
demanded in blunt terms that
Syria get out of Lebanon, saying
the free world is in agreement
that Damascus' authority over
the political affairs of its neigh-
bor must end now.
He applauded the strong mes-
sage sent to Syria when Secretary
of State Condoleezza Rice and
French Foreign Minister Michel
Barnier held a joint news confer-
ence on London on Tuesday.
"Both of them stood up and
said loud and clear to Syria, "You
get your troops and your secret
services out of Lebanon so that
good democracy has a chance
to flourish Bush said during an
appearance at a community col-
lege in Maryland to tout his job
training programs.
The world, Bush said, "is
speaking with one voice when
it comes to making sure that
democracy has a chance to flour-
ish in Lebanon
The president's words, taken
with those from Rice and others in
the Bush administration this week,
amount to the strongest pressure to
date on Syria from Washington.
"Syria knows the concerns
of the international community,
and they know what they need to
do to change their behavior and
become a constructive member of
trie region and the international
community White House press
secretary Scott McClellan said
earlier Wednesday.
Turkish ambassador Osman
Faruk Logoglu urged the admin-
istration to offer trade and other
economic and diplomatic incen-
tives to Syria.
"The chances of Syria with-
drawing are greater than ever
before Logoglu told reporters.
"But it is obviously going to take
a long time
Rice, in London to attend
an international conference on
Palestinian security and govern-
ment reform, had said Tuesday
that Syria is "out of step" with a
growing desire for democracy in
the Middle East.
The Bush administration
also on Tuesday blamed terror-
ists based in Syria for last week's
deadly suicide attack in Israel.
McClellan said the White
House has "firm evidence" that
Syria was home base for the
terrorist attack in Israel that
rocked the latest efforts for peace
between Israel and the Palestin-
ians. Bush made a similar point
during a White House meeting
with congressional leaders, par-
ticipants said, and so did Rice
while in London.
On Wednesday, Rice returned
to Washington and had lunch
at the White House and an
Oval Office meeting with Bush,
McClellan said.
All key Lebanese political
decisions are assumed to have
a stamp of approval from the
government of Syrian President
Bashar Assad.
Huge street demonstrations
and Monday's resignation of
the pro-Syrian Lebanese govern-
ment marked the most serious
challenge to Syrian authority
in Lebanon since the end of the
civil war that killed 150,000 and
crushed the Lebanese economy
in the 1970s and 1980s.
The events also were an open-
ing for the Bush administration
to press its wider goal of democ-
racy across the Middle East and
to throw a spotlight on what
the United States contends is
long-standing Syrian support
for terrorists who are trying
to undermine progress toward
Israeli-Palestinian peace.
At the news conference with
Barnier, Rice said their two countries
would support the scheduled elec-
tion this spring in Lebanon, perhaps
by sending observers and monitors.
She also suggested interna-
tional peacekeepers might be
needed eventually and could help
secure democracy for the Leba-
nese if Syria were to withdraw.
Assad indicated in an inter-
view with Time magazine that
he would withdraw Syria's 15,000
troops from Lebanon "maybe
in the next few months Later,
however, a Syrian official speak-
ing on condition of anonymity in
Damascus questioned whether it
could occur within months.
U.S. Deputy Assistant Secre-
tary of State David Satterfield,
on Capitol Hill after a trip to
Lebanon, was dismissive of what
he called the "rhetoric" out of
"Neither this government
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displays on
a frieze of Moses holding the tab-
lets of the Ten Commandments,
the marshal having proclaimed
his "God save this honorable
court the Supreme Court jus-
tices pondered anew how to
define the boundary between
church and state.
It's an issue this court and
others have wrestled with many
times over the years. This time jus-
tices heard arguments in two cases
about whether Ten Command-
ments displays should be allowed
on government property.
I n their comments and questions
from the bench Wednesday, justices
were reluctant to adopt a blanket
ban on such displays and struggled
to formulate a constitutional rule
that could render a new definition
of religion's role in public life.
"It's so hard to draw that
line fretted Justice Sandra Day
O'Connor at one point during
the lively two-hour debate. She is
expected to be a key vote in the
case, which was heard Wednes-
day as about 100 demonstrators
shouted religious slogans outside.
Back-to-back arguments in
cases from Texas and Kentucky
were the court's first consider-
ation of the issue since 1980,
when justices ruled the Ten
Commandments could not be
displayed in public schools.
Several expressed support for
a 6-foot granite monument on
the grounds of the Texas state
Capitol but were less certain
about framed copies of the com-
mandments in two Kentucky
"If an atheist walks by, he can
avert his eyes Justice Anthony
Kennedy said in a courtroom
filled with spectators
Banning the Texas display
might "show hostility to reli-
gion he said.
But Justices John Paul Stevens
and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, while
acknowledging the nation's reli-
gious history, wondered where
the line should be drawn. The
court ruled in 1983 that legisla-
tive prayer is allowable, citing
its historical significance but in
1992 said prayer in public schools
is not because students may feel
pressure to participate.
What if every federal court had
a Ten Commandments display over
its bench and opened with a prayer?
Ginsburg asked, brushing aside Justice
Antonin Scalia's retort that the justices
already open their sessions with "God
save this honorable court
"We would try and defend
that said acting Solicitor Gen-
eral Paul Clement, who argued
on behalf of the Bush admin-
istration in supporting the Ten
Commandments displays.
Monuments carrying the Ten
Commandments are common
in town squares, courthouses
and other government-owned
land around the country.
Lawyers challenging these dis-
plays argue that they violate the
First Amendment ban on any law
"respecting an establishment of
While the cases strictly
involve Ten Commandments
displays, a ruling could deter-
tnine the role of religion in a
wide range of public contexts,
from the use of religious music
in a school concert to students'
recitation of "under God" in the
Pledge of Allegiance. A decision
is expected by late June.

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THURSDAY March 3, 2005
Local Concerts:
Universoul Circus will be
performing at the Alltel Pavilion in
Raleigh, March 8-13 at 7:30 p.m.
Elvis Costello and The Imposters
will be at the Grady Cole Center
in Charlotte March 8.
The Juliana Theory will be at Cat's
Cradle in Carrboro, Wednesday,
March 9.
Electric Wildlife, will be performing
at The Other Place, a 21 and over
club, uptown Greenville, Thursday,
March 10.
The Eagles will be performing at
the RBC Center in Raleigh, March
11. The show starts at 8 p.m.
Lenny Kravitz will be at Ovens
Auditorium in Charlotte, Sunday,
April 10. Tickets are $42.50.
Reba McEntire and Brad Paisley
will be In Raleigh, Sunday, April
17. The location has yet to be
Green Day, featuring My Chemical
Romance, will be at the Cricket
Arena in Charlotte, Wednesday,
April 20. Tickets are $35.
Ani DiFranco will be at the Carolina
Theatre in Greensboro, April 23.
Kenny Chesney will be at the
Colonial Center in Columbia, SC,
Saturday, April 23.
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2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive
oil, 2 turns of the pan
2 tablespoons butter, cut into
small pieces
1 large shallot, finely chopped
1 lemon, zested
13 pound baby shrimp, 300
14 cup dry vermouth or white
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12 cup grape tomatoes
13 pound angel hair pasta,
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Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons chopped or
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Get your pasta water going. Start
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Strawberry and Cream Pie
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter
112 cups confectioners' sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 (8-Inch) graham cracker crust
1 cup whipped cream
12 cup sugar
1 12 cups sliced and sweetened
strawberries, drained
Whole strawberries, for garnish
Mint leaves, for garnish
With an electric mixer, cream
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mix. Beat ingredients until fluffy.
Spread mixture over crust. Chill.
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Toss strawberries with 14 cup
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and easy to budget if one is will-
ing to take the risk.
"I am lucky because I have
family all over the place so I can
travel pretty much anywhere
said Jesse Pacchione, senior mar-
keting major.
No matter what you do, in the
end most visits with family allow
for free room and board and show-
ing you really care about them at
the same time.
Many Web sites offer
package deals for trips to
anywhere in the world.
Usually these are sites
that one might surf
to go on a spring
break trip. Many
end, these deals can provide
hotel rooms and all inclusive
food and drinks. Having to pay
for each individual meal and for
drinks is a hassle that might cause
an overdraft statement to be
waiting in the mailbox when
you arrive back home. For spring
break this year, considering
this deal would make your life a
lot easier.
Another tip you might con-
sider when traveling on a budget
is to find bargain prices on flights.
There are many sites online that
specialize in reduced price plane
tickets. These sites include orbitz.
com,, afford- and
Each of the Web sites includes
step-by-step instructions on how
to book a flight and offer trips all
over the world.
"I think flying is cheaper
than driving because the gas
prices are so high these days
said Kelly Szymanski, junior
marketing major.
Indeed, gas prices are expen-
sive and long distances can
be traveled in a much smaller
amount of time.
If you are not one for air-
planes there are many places
that are within driving distance.
There are a number of neat
places right here in North Caro-
lina. Remember North
Carolina offers
the beaches as well. The Appala-
chians and the Outer banks are
two hot spots many vacationers
enjoy and come from all over to
visit. The most important thing is
the scenery is changed no matter
how far or close of a distance is
traveled, allowing for a calm and
relaxing getaway.
Not only does North Carolina
offer many sites but Virginia and
South Carolina are pretty close
too. There are a lot of places as
well that offer historic sights and
breathtaking views that are free
to the public. Take for example a
place like Charleston, SC. Yes, it is
expensive but there are many his-
toric houses, museums and views
that can be visited. There are also
a lot of bars, clubs and restaurants
that offer daily specials. By taking
advantage of specials, a lot of
money can be saved.
Hotel arrangements can also
be arranged online as well as
flights. Web sites such as hotels,
com and have
listings for hotels all over. By
searching through Web sites,
there might be several bargains
for any trip you might be plan-
ning on. If this is out of the ques-
tion, almost anywhere you want
might think. Taking the time
to plan everything out is very
important because the longer
time there is for planning the
more deals there might be. Make
sure when planning your next
trip to check out these Web sites
and to not be afraid of the funds.
A trip is sometimes exactly what
you need and no matter how
much you have in the bank,
there is something that can be
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Lets go to Italy for cheap
We're going to get
you there on a
student budget
Summer is around the corner
and if you want an exciting adven-
ture of any kind then it's time to
start planning for it now. Can't
decide where to go? Well luckily
that's where the writers at TEC
come in. We are going to tell you
all the dos and don'ts of traveling
and even give you ideas of "afford-
able" places to stay.
The first thing you need to
know is how you and three of
your best friends are going to get
there, because after all who wants
to spend a summer in Italy alone?
You will be flying Delta, depart-
ing from Charlotte, NC and arriv-
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your pals will be flying out June
15 and coming home June 21, not
a long time for back-packing but
people work during the summers
and you can adjust your staying
time accordingly.
Don't get freaked out by the
ticket price, this is the bottom of
the barrel amount and we said it
would be cheap, not free.
So now that you have arrived
you need to find a place to stay
and it looks like Hotel Sabatino
is right up your alley, it can be
viewed at
Hotel Sabatio is going to run
you about $25 a night and the
amenities of this hostel can't be
beat. The first great thing about
it Is your breakfast is included
which equals a lot of savings for
other activities. You can rent
bikes, which you will find is a
common mode of transporta-
tion in Milan. The hostel offers
a travel desk to help you find
your way around and there is no
curfew, which many hostels have.
While there, it is important
to take everything in and remem-
ber that being a tourist is OK.
Some attractions close to where
you'll be staying are the Duomo
Milano's navel, Piazza del Duomo
which have the atmosphere of
London's Piccadilly Circus and
much more interesting architec-
ture. The cathedral was commis-
sioned in 1386 and is the world's
fourth largest church. When It's
warm you'll want to escape to
one of the many Alpine lakes for
boating, water skiing or swim-
ming. As soon as the snow starts
to fall you can head to the moun-
tains for plenty of world-class
skiing and snowboarding.
Just walking around the city
should be a blast, the architecture
is said to be impressive and the
shopping is in a class of its own.
At night you can check out
the city's vibrant nightlife. Not
even the most expert night life
guru from Milan could possibly
know all the clubs. There are
hundreds and hundreds of bars,
lounge bars, wine bars, pubs,
cafes, bistros and live music bars.
The Milanese night scene is
so wide-ranging and changes
continuously, just make sure to
stay together and keep an eye on
your belongings at all times.
You'll need to prepare in
advance how to get to and from
all of your destinations. Getting
around is one of the downfalls
whenever visiting any type of big
city. The bus system is rather dif-
ficult to negotiate - bus stations
are scattered across town, so you'll
need to know which line runs
to your destination and go from
there. A better option might be
the train - lines from Stazione
Central in the city center run
to all parts of Italy and Europe,
which you are more than encour-
aged to check out. There are two
other stations, Nord and Porte
Garibaldi that may offer better
deals. Many of Italy's main motor-
ways converge at Milan's ring
road, known as the Tangenziale
Est and Tangenziale Ovest.
Prepare to deal with unex-
pected traffic. Tlckefcfare available
at Metropolitana Milanesa sta-
tions and some newspaper stands.
You can sometimes get a free
public transportation map from
ATM offices at the Duomo Metro
Station and Stazione Central.
Don't bother trying to hail taxis as
they generally won't stop, instead
see ITALY page B4
Caribbean on
coconut budget
How to get there
on a low fare
Of course we all dream of
that far away place filled with
palm trees and the fresh smell
of the wide open sea. For a brief
moment we think that place
could be a reality if only we
plan early and save. However,
in the end, plans of a vacation
always fall through whether it is
because of lack of money, which
all college students experience,
or simply because we didn't plan
carefully enough. Many students
don't know there is a way to get
around all these obstacles and
make it to that far away dream-
land known as the Caribbean.
The Caribbean is made up of
many tiny islands off the coast
of Florida in the Atlantic Ocean.
Some of the most well-known
islands are the Bahamas, Mon-
tego Bay, Jamaica, Tobago, the
Cayman Islands and the Virgin
Many people crave to go to the
Caribbean because it is the epit-
ome of paradise. There are plenty
of things to do or not to do when
in the Caribbean. There are res-
taurants galore, serving only the
freshest seafood and incredible
nightlife filled with dancing and
partying. Besides the food and
nightlife, the Caribbean has the
perfect waters for snorkeling with
the most amazing fish habitats.
Every student should get the
chance to visit the Caribbean.
The first place to start is creating
a budget. One needs to get an
estimation of how much money
they will actually have in order
to pay for a vacation to the Carib-
bean. Without deep investigation
someone can end up spending
entirely too much. Beginning the
research can be overly exhausting
so calling a travel agency can cut
down on all the stuff you may not
want to do.
"I decided to take a cruise
to the Caribbean, stopping in
Montego Bay and the Cayman
Islands by going to a travel agent
and booking everything five
months in advance. By booking
in advance it allows you to have
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Backpacking to the United Kingdom
London Bridge: A popular tourist attraction in the heart of the city.
Cheap way to visit
One thing many students at
ECU would like to do at some
point during their lifetime is take
a trip to Europe. Some of us are
fortunate to have already done
this, others are not. One factor
that causes people not to travel
overseas is the money situation. If
you were to book a flight for the
United Kingdom for May, it would
protwbly cost well over J1,000 for a
plane ticket, transportation while
visiting, sightseeing and lodging.
- However, if you plan in advance,
T there are ways to see the sites of the
I UK for much cheaper.
One option is to travel to Eng-
land in one of ECU's study abroad
programs. Not only will most
of the trip be paid for by tuition
fees, but you can also get credit
for going there. What better way
to enjoy the sites of one of the
most beautiful countries in the
world and get credit for doing it
too? Most study abroad programs
at ECU cost as much or less than
a semester's worth of tuition. You
can also be awarded financial
aid for it as well. Also, with early
planning, you can still graduate on
time. Visit the Office of Interna-
tional Affairs behind Mendenhall
Student Center for more informa-
tion about these programs.
But what if you don't want to
go with a class and live in a dorm
for a few months in a foreign coun-
try? There are other options the
typical traveler can takeinorderto
visit the UK for cheap prices.
Plan early. If you don't plan
early and book a flight overseas
at least a few months in advance,
airline tickets can get pretty expen-
sive for a roundtrip. Roundtrip
tickets booked six to nine months
in advance, according to cheap-, can be as little as $400
from Raleigh to London. Just
remember, the key to getting there
cheap is to book your flight as far
in advance as you can.
An even cheaper way to get to
the UK is to not fly directly into it.
"The cheapest way is to fly to
anywhere in Europe, and backpack
across it to England said Lauren
Rood, sophomore nursing major,
"Backpacking is a cheap and
more interesting way to get there
The cheapest possible flights to
Europe may not be directly to the
UK. You might find a cheaper one
by flying into Belgium. You can find
much cheaper forms of transporta-
tion once you're on the ground.
"Take the train. The train
is the cheapest way to travel in
Europe Rood said.
By taking the train, you will
also get a close up view of the
European countryside. Depend-
ing on where in Europe you
decide to fly Into, a trip to the UK
could take a little while, but what
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Students can also find great
Caribbean vacation package deals
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offers packaged deals that include
round-trip airfare and five to
seven nights in a standard room
at a hotel. These packaged trips
range from $400 - 700.
A cheaper way to go and see a
whole lot more is taking a cruise
instead. Most Caribbean cruises
visit the top cities in three to
seven night cruises. The three
night cruises start at $250. The
possibilities are endless when
it comes to a Caribbean cruise.
Most cruise ships have exquisite
restaurants, shopping galleries,
pools and anything else one's
heart could desire.
Some of the top cruise lines
to the Caribbean are Carni-
val, Royal Caribbean and Costa
Cruise Line.
Another way to keep things
cheap is to find the lowest airfare
possible. The discounts for stu-
dent airfare are endless. There are
tons of Web sites such as orbitz.
com, and pric- that offer discounted
tickets for students. The trick is
to find the specials and hop on
them. Another option is to book
a flight at least three months in
advance. The closer to the actual
vacation itself, the more expen-
sive the tickets become.
If you want to save some
money as far as lodging is con-
cerned, choosing to stay in a
hostel instead of a pricey hotel is
a good option. Hostels are much
like a dorm room. They have the
basic necessities such as a bed
and running water but aren't as
glamorous as a hotel.
There are hostels in Barba-
dos, the Dominican Republic,
Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago.
Some of the hostels are in the
form of lodges and are set up in
the rural but breathtaking parts
of the islands. One bedroom
hostels are as low as $18 on some
islands and can be as high as $60
a night depending on the quality
and amenities supplied by the
Before choosing a hostel it is
essential to find out the cost of
the room in U.S. currency as well
as what all the hostel provides
so that you can determine what
extra toiletries and amenities to
be responsible for.
Planning a vacation can be
hard work but the benefits out-
weigh the drawbacks. The Carib-
bean is one of the most beautiful
vacation spots in the world. There
are so many different cultures
and activities that vacationers
can explore. The trick is keeping
it cheap yet keeping it fun. With
lush tropical beaches, rolling
plains, thick forest and never
ending sun the Caribbean is a
place that can become more than
just a dream.
"I would love to visit the
Caribbean one day. The thing
that strikes me most about the
Caribbean is the beauty people
capture in photos. That, more
than anything, is what makes me
have to vacation there at some
point in my life said Vanessa
Perez, senior biology major.
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Trip to Japan with original foods, entertainment, lodging options
More bang for your yen
The island of Japan has all
the elements one would love in
an exhilarating vacation- beau-
111nl country, bustling cities,
friendly people and an attitude
that prefers to enjoy life instead
of rushing through it. One of
the greatest wonders of the land
across the Pacific is when you
arrive, you will be surrounded by
a lot of people who cannot speak
your language, but you will still
feel their kindness and be treated
with respect and courtesy
Japan will not break anyone
financially and many of the
cultural things a visitor would
want to experience are hardly
bank breaking. The problem is, as
theoldsa inggoes. getting there
is half the fun or funds in this
case. Airline tickets to Japan for
different times of the year can go
as low as J9S0 or soar as high as
$3,000. Try looking on an airfare
discount Web site for better rates.
Many a budget-squeezed traveler
would close the travel brochure
and move on, but in this case,
pretend that your local travel
agent takes monopoly money
and proceed to Japan. You won't
be disappointed.
The first thing you have to
do in Japan is exchange your
American dollars for yen, the
Japanese currency. One green-
back typically fetches somewhere
in the neighborhood of 100 yen,
depending on the exchange rate.
So, for this budgeted adventure,
you get $1,000, or 100,000 yen.
Of course, the first thing
to arrange is a place to stay. In
Hiroshima, a large hostel just a
few blocks walk from Peace Park
will cost around 2.000 yen. That
buys a nice room with a soft bed
that will hold two people, televi-
sion with cable (so you can watch
either Japanese baseball or sumo
wrestling) and a small, manage-
able bathroom. The room will
have its own alarm clock built
into the bed and hotel staff will
thoroughly clean the room every
day around 10 a.m.
Traveling in Japan is probably
the second-most exciting adven-
ture of the trip, second to the
food, because of the many ways
to get around. Walking is a great
way to absorb the atmosphere of
the city, but depending on where
you go, you will gel tired quickly.
You could invest a little money
and take a bus, taxi or train. For
a taxi, the tab varies, but never
gets over 700 yen. Taking a bus
is another possible method and
for a one-day bus pass, you can
pay S00 yen to go anywhere in
the city. However, if you want,
to go somewhere far away, you
can take the Shinkansen, the
Japanese bullet train, which can
reach speeds of up to 100 miles
per hour but keep the ride quiet
and smooth. Manv bullet trains
even have a quiet car specifically
designated for people to sleep in.
An all-day pass for five days costs
barely 300 yen and individual
fares can go as low as 20 yen
depending on location.
McDonald's chain restau-
rants are easy to find in train
stations and cities and for around
500 yen you can enjoy a value
meal with fries, a drink and a
teriyaki-style burger. There's also
a 7-11 style convenience store on
many street corners that carries
basic food, and many also serve
hot entrees. For 400 yen, you can
buy a hot entree and a drink and
leave change.
However, it's a betrayal of
the adventurous spirit to simply
eat McDonald's for three meals.
One thing that is very regional
in Japan is a dish called oko-
nomiyaki, which is referred to
as Japanese pizza. Don't ask for
pepperoni, though - the Japa-
nese pizza is made with cabbage,
cheese and pork or chicken. Oko-
nomiyaki is always made fresh,
grilled and served piping hot
and can be topped with barbecue
sauce andor mayonnaise. It will
run you around 700 yen, but it
doesn't get much better than
If cabbage pizza doesn't make
your mouth water, there are
many other things in Japan to
eat. In general, all the sit-down
restaurants in Japan have a few
common themes. They all serve
water at no cost and with free
refills, but don't expect the same
for carbonated drinks. Also, if
your Japanese isn't so good, most
restaurants have a case outside
with plastic models of all their
entrees, so a foreign traveler can
simply point and get a good meal
without the confusion. Two thou-
sand yen is typical if you buy an
appetizer, entree and dessert.
One option for entertain-
ment is to enjoy karaoke, which
is a popular thing to do among
groups in Japan. These places
charge by the hour, but again,
2,000 yen is a good mark. If
you're in the mood to "gamble"
you can play pachinko, which
is a Japanese game that is cross
between slot machines and pin-
ball. You get a basket of small
steel balls and you throw them
into the slot machine and a few
of the balls find their way into
special holes. Once they do, it
plays like a slot machine - if three
of the same pictures appear, you
win new steel balls. One thousand
yen will buy you a short stint in
front of a pachinko machine.
So, of the 100,000 yen you've
brought, you spent around
20,000 of it living in Japan for
two days. With the other 80,000,
you can buy a lot of souvenirs
for your friends back at home.
Or put it towards the flight back,
because that's where you'll really
need it.
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the scenic view of this beautiful
continent. If you play your cards
right, you might be able to take
the train directly to the island.
Train tracks are built under the
English Channel.
Once on the island of the UK,
finding a place to stay is the easy
part. Staying in a hotel should I
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hostels or a Bed and Breakfast
is your best bet for cheap places
to stay. Some youth hostels in
the UK will offer you weekly
rates, instead of thejiigh nightly
prices that a hotel would charge.
If you book your flight, your
tram passes and your lodging early
enough, there is no reason to think
you can't get to the UK for anything
more than $1,000. The only thing
left to think about is food. It would
be nice to visit a five-star British
restaurant while visiting, but if
you're on a budget, you might need
to rethink this. Keep in mind also,
that beer is cheaper than sodas
in some parts of the UK, so plan
accordingly. So take an adventur-
ous trip this summer instead of
going down to Myrtle Beach for yet
another year. Some people spend
more than $1,000 on a weekend
trip to Myrtle Beach from all the
food, beer and tourist trap attrac-
tions. You would get a much better
appreciation for the world and your
money by visiting someplace like
the United Kingdom.
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To find information about
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check out your local Barnes and
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Faith 11 Willinger's book, Latins
Italy, which is a travelers guide to
meals and prices. Another option
is to check out for
Iwoks on related topics. Be sure to
also pick up the Time Out Guide to
Milan. This will tell you where to
go, how much it will cost and if
you can make a reservation.
Although this trip is planned
for a city of "bright lights and
exciting entertainment it is
good to note that Italy is an
amazingly beautiful country
full of lush mountainsides and
many historical attractions in
other famous cities on their map.
Traveling to and from various
parts of this country is easy and
inexpensive, live it up and see as
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THURSDAY March 3, 2005
Pirates prepare for the LeClair Classic
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ECU to take on three nationally
ranked opponents over weekend
This weekend marks a historic day in I'irate ath-
letics. With the opening of the new Clark-LeClair
Stadium, the Pirates hope to usher in a brand of
baseball that, year in and year out will give them
an opportunity to get to Omaha.
While the teams the Diamond Bucs will face
this weekend are powerhouses and represent a
chance for ECU to get well-deserved respect from
the pollsters, ultimately the tournament is being
held in honor of the man who help to set all of
this - the stadium, an annual top 25 program and
a great fan base - in motion.
That man Is Keith I.eClair, and while he quietly
does battle off the field everyday of his life with Lou
Gehrig's disease, the Diamond Bucs will continue to
gut it out on the field in remembrance of him. This
weekend's tournament presents another chance for
the Pirates to play for the man who is ECU baseball.
If you haven't called in sick for Friday, you might
want to go ahead and jump on that. Or, you could
ust take a really long lunch break when the Pirates
take the field at 11 a.m. to play Michigan in game
one of the tournament and the new stadium. The
Wolverines haven't played many games yet, but
have been quite successful in the few they have,
taking two from Illinois-Chicago and one from
perennial power Florida Atlantic. Their only setback
occurred at home against St. Johns, when they lost
a shootout 17-12.
The Wolverines don't have a lot of home run
power, but they do have a lot of speed, which has
been a major factor in their outstanding offensive
production thus far this season.
They are led at the plate by Chris Getz, who is
batting .500 on the season. The junior, who played
his first year of college baseball at Wake Forest, was
a preseason third team All-American choice by
Baseball America, as well as the preseason Big Ten
player of the year.
Pitching against the Pirates on Friday will likely
be senior righty Michael Pcnn. Pcnn's one appear-
ance was a start and victory over Illinois-Chicago
in the Wolverines' season opener. He pitched five
innings, giving up four hits and two runs, while
striking out five. Perm's off-speed pitches will help
to setup his fastball, which Michigan hopes will
keep ECU off-balance.
The second opponent of the Pirates will be Ari-
zona State, a team that swept the Diamond Bucs in
a three-game set a year ago in Arizona. ECU will be
looking to extract some revenge on the Sun Devils,
and their quest to do so will begin Saturday at 5 p.m.
ASU enters the tournament with an 8-10 record, but
don't let that fool you. When four out of your first
nine opponents are in the top 25, it is not going
to be easy. The Sun Devils will be traveling out of
the state for only the second time thus far when
they come to Greenville this weekend. They will
take on UNC Friday, before battling the Pirates the
following day.
With the pitching sub par this season, Arizona
State will rely heavily on its big guns to deliver at
the plate. Leading the charge will be sophomore
Colin Curtis. Curtis, who bats left-handed, is hit-
ting .366 on the year with 15 RBI. With power to all
parts of the field, Curtis will be a dangerous foe for
Pirate pitching. Senior Tuffy Gosewisch is batting
.352 with a home run and a team leading 17 RBI.
A Johnny Bench Catcher of the Year Semifinalist
last year, Gosewisch is considered to be one of the
premier catchers in the nation this season and is
the front-runner for the award in 2005.
Freshman Willy Fox, who has seen limited
action this year, Is second on the team in home
runs with three in only 16 at-bats. Jeff Larish leads
the squad in that category with four.
Concluding the weekend for the Pirates will be
their game against No. 7 Georgia on Sunday. The
Bulldogs, who appeared in the College World Scries
last year, are 5-1 so far this young season with a
three game sweep of Elon and wins over Mercer
and Georgia Southern. Southern picked up a split,
winning game one of a two-game set 4-1. Georgia
keys on great pitching, and so far that has been the
case this year, as nine of the Dawgs' 10 pitchers have
an era of 3.00 or better.
They are led by sophomore Brooks Brown, who
has made two appearances for a total of nine innings
pitched. He has allowed no runs on eight hits and
a whopping 10 strikeouts. Whoever the Pirates
get, Brown or no Brown, it will likely be the best
pitching the Diamond Bucs have faced all season.
Senior Justin Niefer leads the Bulldogs in hit-
ting at an astonishing clip of .545. Georgia Is only
averaging 5.6 runt per contest, so as mentioned
before, they will turn to their pitching staff to keep
the game a low scoring affair. The only knock on
(his club so far is that this will be their first trip out
of Georgia, so playing in front of thousands of fans
rooting against them will be a world of difference
than thousands screaming their names.
North Carolina and Ohio State will also be
participating in the tournament, but neither will
play the Pirates. The format of the tournament Is set
up so that each team plays at three out of the five
other squads in the tournament only once. There
will be no overall champion, but the team with the
best record is usually reflected as such.
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St. Joe's accepts Chaney's
suspension for tournament
Chaney will be suspended for
(KRT) � After a week of
turmoil. St. Joseph's University
finally seems satisfied now that
Temple's John Chaney has sus-
pended himself from coaching in
next week's Atlantic Ten Confer-
ence tournament.
In a statement released before
Tuesday night's 71-56 win at
George Washington, St. Joseph's
president Timothy R. Lannon
said the university accepts
Chaney's self-imposed suspen-
sion as appropriate.
The statement also makes it
clear that until Chaney pulled
himself out of the tourney on
Thursday after a self-imposed
one-game suspension followed
by a two-game suspension by
Temple, the people on Hawk
Hill were not pleased with the
the entire A-10 tournament.
way Temple and the A-10 Con-
ference had handled the matter.
The statement expressed St.
Joseph's belief that either Temple
University or the conference
should have taken more immedi-
ate action against Chaney after
an incident on Feb. 22, when
Chaney inserted a player into a
game against St. Joseph's to retali-
ate for what the coach perceived
to be the Hawks' use of illegal
screens. That player, Nehemiah
Ingram, knocked St. Joseph's
John Bryant to the floor, result-
ing in a broken right arm for the
senior forward.
"On behalf of St. Joseph's
University, 1 accept the measures
taken in response to the events of
last week Father Lannon said in
the statement. "The willingness
of Temple coach John Chaney
to meet with John Bryant and
family on our campus and later
remove himself from the A-10
tournament is most appropriate.
"The overwhelming feeling
within the St. Joseph's commu-
nity is that the remedies first
announced by Coach Chaney
and Temple University did not
fully address the severity of what
occurred. We believe it is the role
of institutional and conference
officials, not solely an individual
coach, to demonstrate the neces-
sary leadership in upholding the
league's code of conduct and
assuring the safety of student-
athletes in competition.
"It bears repeating that there
was nothing in the conduct of
SJU coaches or student-athletes
intended to bring harm to an
opponent. I ask the A-10 to
foster a similar environment
at the upcoming conference
championships, and I encour-
age members of the extended
St. Joseph's community to
move toward reconciliation.
"St. Joseph's has previously
withheld comment while the
A-10 and Temple University
reviewed the situation. Coach
Phil Martelli has further
requested that he and mem-
bers of the St. Joseph's team be
excused from commenting on
this matter so as to focus on the
season at hand. I support that
decision andapplaudtheirrestraint
during a very difficult time.
"Finally, 1 ask the media to
respect the wishes of John Bryant
and his family to refrain from
public comment
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The Waskiewicz Diet Diary: Part Four
Time to step it up a notch
My last time personal train-
ing at the Student Recreation
Center was also the last time
with my personal trainer, Leslie
Warren. It was time to move on,
and I was a little anxious, not
knowing what to expect with my
new personal trainer.
I sat down at the juice bar to
wait for my new trainer. I made
sure I had my athletic footwear
because I was not looking to go
through another day with the 10
pound brown casual shoes I had
on last time.
My new personal trainer
showed up right on time. He
introduced himself as Narris
Bethea. Bethea first struck me as
.1 pretty built guy. I had a feeling
my workouts were going to get a
little more intense.
Bethea explained everything
we were going to do that day as
we headed to the fitness room
to get started. The first thing
Bethea had me do was strap on
a heart rate monitor. It was a
little uncomfortable but nothing
serious enough to bother me
The first exercise I did was
on the leg exercise machines
on the second floor of the SRC.
I was kind of excited because I
was really familiar with these
maihiP"s, but what 1 was not
familiar with was the way I was
going to work our.
I jumped on the machine
as Bethea told me to knock the
resistance up to six. At first the
workout started out easy. I had
done six-resistance before on
the machine so I was not even
breathing hard. Three minutes
went by and Bethea told me to
knock the resistance up to eight.
The workout got a little bit harder
but nothing I couldn't handle.
Then came the part that took the
breath out of me, he told me to
knock it up to 12. By this time,
10 minutes had gone by and I
was already sweating on just my
warm up.
Finally when time was up
I jumped off the machine and
looked at the heart rate monitor.
It read 180, which meant I was
working pretty hard.
Bethea told me to follow
him downstairs as we headed
to the last two basketball courts
at the SRC near the climbing
wall. He then shocked me by
taking out a set of small hurdles.
Bethea arranged the hurdles on
the ground and described the
next workout. It was a miniature
obstacle course.
The object as Bethea described
was for me to jog around one half
of the basketball court, sprint the
other, come over to the hurdles
and shuffle sideways over them.
Finally, I had to bunny hop over
the last set of larger hurdles and
repeat the process.
After I understood what
I was supposed to do I took
my mark and I was off. Racing
around the course my first time,
I was in pretty good shape. I
got to the hurdles and made it
by with ease. By my third lap
though, it was a whole different
story. I felt like I was going to
pass out, barely making it
over the hurdles, knocking
them down as I jumped.
I took a break after the lap
expecting I was done. Then
Bethea said something that
totally took me by surprise.
"Alright good, I say you do
about three more laps and then
we can move on to the next
thing said Bethea.
I thought he was kidding at
first, or I hoped he was kidding
but he wasn't. 1 jogged my way
around the course three more
times, moving, but not fast.
As I jumped over my last hurdle
and finished the course I looked
down at my heart rate monitor.
It read 193. I had no idea
the thing even went up that
1 finished up the day lifting
weights. Bethea had me work my
biceps, triceps and back. After-
ward, 1 wrapped everything up
with some crunches.
I left that day of my personal
training exhausted but not hurt.
Maybe it was because I was finally
starting to get used to working
out again.
Bethea asked me what my
favorite part of the workout was.
I told him it was the obstacle
course because it worked me
hard. I was not looking forward
to doing it again right away,
but I did like how much I felt it
pushed me.
One thing 1 knew after leav-
ing the SRC was that my work-
outs I felt have just stepped up a
notch. I am looking forward to
the challenge. I'm not going to
be able to have results without a
hard workout.
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