The East Carolinian, March 10, 2005

Volume 80 Number 65
March 10, 2005
Utility bills an issue when apartment shopping
Greenville Utilities offers
some suggestions
With many students in the
process of deciding where to live
next year, Greenville Utilities is
offering suggestions to reduce the
costs of utility bills when seeking
a new residence.
Andy Yakim, Energy Services
Supervisor of Greenville Utili-
ties, said the main concerns for
students should be what type of
heating system the building has
and the age of the structure.
Heatirjg and cooling is often
80 percent of a utility bill. Some
ways to identify if the heating
system is a heat pump is if the
thermostat has a setting for
emergency heat, often with a red
indicator light. It will also have
a setting for auxiliary heat, often
with a green, blue or amber indi-
cator light. The lights are located
on the front of the thermostat.
However, Yakim said to
remember all thermostats do
not have these lights.
A heat pump runs off of a
compressor-driven refrigeration
cycle that yields to customers
around 12 - 13 British Thermal
Units of heat per Watt. Electric
resistance heating systems such
as electric furnaces or electric
baseboard heating give exactly
3.4 BTU per watt.
"The biggest difference in
these two systems is economics
of operation. Electric resistance
heat is three times more costly
to operate than a heat pump
said Yakim.
Yakim said even though
Greenville Utilities has suggested
that some older apartment com-
plexes install heat pumps during
renovations, they have refused
due to the cost of installing the
"These places often refuse
because when installing a $2,000
- $3,000 central air conditioning
unit, they don't want to spend
the extra $300 it would cost to
put a heat pump in instead
Yakim said.
He said another key factor to
lookfor when looking for an apart-
ment is the age of the building.
"Newer is always better
because they are built up to the
newest building codes and have
better insulation and are more
air-tight Yakim said.
Greenville Utilities suggests
getting a copy of the previous
tenants' utility bills prior to
moving in. Students can do so by
calling Greenville Utilities' cus-
tomer service. Students are also
encouraged to ask the landlords
or apartment representatives
what type of heating system they
use prior to signing the lease if
they want to have cost efficient
Yakim said not all apartment
workers are knowledgeable about
heating systems and may not
be able to effectively answer a
student's questions. He encour-
ages students to request to speak
with the apartment maintenance
worker or manager to get definite
Thermostats are Indicators of the type of heating
system a residence uses.
ermostats with emergency heat, oftenlhdlcated
by a red light, is an indicator of a cost efficient
heat pump system.
Katherine Powell, sopho-
more communication major, said
knowing this information would
make looking for housing much
easier this year.
"Understanding the high
costs of not having a heat pump
will absolutely affect my deci-
sion on leasing an apartment,
as it would ultimately affect my
wallet said Powell.
Blair Evans, senior mar-
keting maor, wishes she had
known how much hei heating
system would cost prior to
moving in.
"If I had known how much
the previous tenants paid for
utilities before I moved in, I prob-
ably would've kept on looking for
a place said Evans.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeas tcarolinian. com.
Murray poses with group of
chapter members.
at ECU
Provides support for
those with mental
The National Alliance for the
Mentally 111 has opened a chapter
at ECU in an effort to provide
peer to peer support and advo-
cacy for those on campus who
suffer from mental Illnesses.
The group meets the first
Thursday of every month in the
Ledonia Wright Cultural Center
and is open to those affected by
mental illnesses and their friends
and family members.
The meetings are confidential
and provide a place to communi-
cate and provide support for one
"What is discussed at our
meetings stays at our meetings
said Erick Smithwickes, sopho-
more nursing major and presi-
dent of the NAMI chapter at ECU.
Smithwickes said the main
goal of NAMI is to eliminate the
misconceptions people often
hold about those who suffer from
mental illnesses, such as illnesses
can be controlled through will-
power or someone has to be crazy
to have one.
NAMI is an international
organization, with a number
of chapters in North Carolina,
including one in Pitt County.
The idea for a campus chap-
ter came from the discussions
between Smithwickes and Olivia
Murray, lecturer in the depart-
ment of English and faculty
adviser to NAMI at ECU, at the
monthly Pitt County NAMI
meeting held at Jarvis Memorial
Methodist Church in Greenville.
The organization has made
such an impact on their lives that
they decided to form a chapter at
EjCU, the first NAMI chapter at a
tie university. Their first meeting
�$as held In November.
Murray said the five major
ment a I illnesses are major depres-
sive disorder, bipolar disorder,
schizophrenia, borderline per-
sonality disorder and obsessive
compulsive disorder.
see NAMI page A2
West Dining Hall set to open
The West End Dining Hall is set to open March 20 for dinner hours. All systems will be in full effect at this time. A Subway will open in the Reade St. Market
Convenience Store, also a part of the dining hall complex. A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for April 1 at 11:30 a.m. in celebration of the building's
opening. The cafeteria within Mendenhall is having Its last day of operation this Friday.
English department reestablishes curriculum
Fewer requirements in
course load
ECU'S English Department
has made adjustments to its cur-
riculum in order to accommodate
the needs of students.
"The impetus for change
came from students said Rick
Taylor, director of undergraduate
studies in English.
Taylor said the decision came
from a committee of 12 profes-
sors who unanimously agreed the
changes were necessary.
Bruce Southard, chair of the
English department, said the
committee investigated what
constitutes the .requirements
for English majors by looking at
various other schools before the
framework for the new curricu-
lum was established.
"The change they made Is
keeping in the direction of which
English study is going these
days said Southard.
He said the curriculum is
maintaining its literature core
and is still requiring students
to take courses from different
historical periods in addition to
a course that focuses on Shake-
speare. It will allow students to
direct their studies toward their
particular literary interest or
focus on other subjects within
the major such as creative writ-
ing, film, linguistics and techni-
cal writing.
"I think it will help students
prepare for careers outside of
teaching Southard said.
He said it will enable students
to be well qualified for admission
into graduate programs in English,
Guest speaker to offer insight on Japanese history
Topic of lecture tote
The Last Samurai'
The author of The Last Samu-
rai: The Life and Battles of Saigo
Takamori is coming to ECU March
22 to discuss the historical facts
of his book In comparison to Hol-
lywood's film The Last Samurai.
Mark Ravina is a history pro-
fessor and director of the East
Asian Studies program at Emory
University in Atlanta, Ga. He is
also chair of the Southern Japan
Ravina developed an interest
in Takamori because of his failure
to "fit in the timeline of history
He said Takamori was a samurai
"caught between traditional Japan
and modern and western things
"Saigo is the type of person
who wouldn't fit neatly in any
sort of box said Ravina.
"He wouldn't fit neatly in a
samurai box
Ravina first wrote about Taka-
mori years ago as a closing para-
graph of a doctoral dissertation.
An editor took interest and asked
him to write a biography on Taka-
mori - Ravina took the challenge.
Ravina will focus his lecture
on Takamori's life and some of
the misrepresentations of him
in the movie. Aspects of the
film that do not match history
cannot be fully blamed on Hol-
lywood as historical informa-
tion was recorded incorrectly in
"There are certain myths
about Saigo even historians get
wrong Ravina said.
Ravina will be explaining
some of the "interesting ways to
get history wrong" by'changing
minor details.
The stories, myths and leg-
ends of a culture are important in
understanding how cultures view
themselves and the world around
them. The story of Takamori is
one the Japanese are proud of.
"If the Japanese wanted to
know how Americans think,
they should watch John Wayne
movies Ravina said.
"It's sort of a Japanese John
Wayne movie
While students watch the
movie, Ravina wants them to
think about "what is just a stan-
dard Tom Cruise movie
"Because it's a Tom Cruise
movie, it's like a lot of Tom Cruise
movies Ravina said.
He said moviemakers tend to
take what works and use those
ideas again and again.
Ravina will speak about how
the Japanese view Japan and he
wants students to think about
how the movie shows American
views of Japan.
John Tucker, history professor
at ECU and director of the Asian
studies program, is helping run
the event. Tucker hopes students
come and gain "a more in-depth
understanding of the interrela-
tionship of history and popular
culture in relation to Japan
ECU students look forward to
Ravlna's revelations on Japanese
history and the showing of The
Last Samurai.
"It sounds interesting said
Kristen Holtzman, sophomore
dance performance major.
"I think it will be a great
opportunity for students at ECU
to learn about Japanese his-
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law, medicine and other fields.
The curriculum will also
allow an easier combination
with minors, allowing a more
efficient system for students.
Minors Southard cited included
business, public relations and
The main changes were fewer
required courses, more choice
of electives and the option to
choose both writing and read-
ing concentrations. The depart-
ment now offers a bachelor of
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THURSDAY March 10, 2005
Campus News
AA Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
will be held every Wednesday at
noon in 242 Mendenhall Student
Center and Thursday at 11:30 am.
in 14 MSC For more information,
call 760-500-8918.
National Symphony Orchestra
Emil de Cou will conduct a
concert March 10 at 8 p.m. in
Wright Auditorium. The concert
will include Haydn's Symphony
No. 94, a Surprise Symphony,
Friedman's The Throne of the
Third Heaven of the Nations
Millennium General Assembly
and Dvorak's Symphony No.
7. Tickets are $10 - 35 and the
event is presented by the office of
cultural outreach and S. Rudolph
Performing Arts Series. For more
information, call 328-4788 or 1-
Contra Dance
The ECU Folk and Country
Dancers are sponsoring a contra
dance Saturday, March 12 In the
Willis Building at First and Reade
Streets downtown. A Pot Luck
dinner will be at 6 p.m a concert
at 7 p.m beginners lessons at
7:30 p.m. and the contra dance
from 8 - 10:30 p.m. Live, old-
time and Celtic music will be
performed by a string band.
Admission for students is $3, $5
for FASG members and $8 for the
general public. Please call 752-
7350 for more information.
North Carolina Sportsman
Magazine's Fishing School
The NC Sportsman Magazine
and Greenville Recreation and
Parks Department are holding a
fishing school March 12 from 8
am - 5 p.m. at South Central High
School in Wlnterville. For more
information, please call 910-278-
4575 or 329-4562.
St. Patrick's Day Auction
The Farmville Downtown
Partnership will hold a St.
Patrick's Day Auction at Woodside
Antiques on South Main Street
in Farmville March 12 from 7 - 9
p.m. The proceeds are to benefit
the beautlflcatlon of downtown
Farmville. Please call 753-4670
for more information. �
S&D Gun Show
The S&D Gun Show will take place
March 12 - 13 at the Greenville
Convention Center. For further
details, please call 745-5647.
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 Chapin
at 328-4424 for any questions
regarding the degree.
The Farmville Community Arts
Council will host this spring
performance of Meshuggah-Nuns
March 17 - 20 at 111 North Main St.
in Farmville. Show times are 8 p.m.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Call 753-
3832 for more information
Salsa Dance
The Folk Arts Society of Greenville
and the ECU Folk and Country
Dancers are holding a salsa
dance March 18 in the Willis
Building. The lesson begins at
7:30 p.m. and the dance begins at
8 p.m. Call 752-7350 for details.
Eastern Carolina Outdoor
Expo t
The Eastern Carolina Outdoor
Expo will be held March 18 - 20 at
the Greenville Convention Center.
Call 222-3321.
NCSO Basketball Tournament
The North Carolina Special
Olympics is hosting a basketball
tournament in Greenville March
18-20. Games will be played
at high schools throughout the
county. Call 919-719-7662 for
more information.
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News Briefs
Dole wants answers for
homeland security money
Elizabeth Dole is demanding
answers from the Homeland Security
Department about why money
appropriated by Congress to fight
textile smuggling has not been used
to hire new customs inspectors.
"It is my understanding from
reports by the textile industry that not
one single new agent has been hired
as a result of these actions' Dole,
R-NC, wrote to Homeland Security
Secretary Michael Chertoff in a
letter released by her office Tuesday.
Dole noted funds for such hlrings
have been included in the last two
Homeland Security budgets.
Many textile executives have
complained that the Bush administration
has ignored their concerns about
smuggling and moved too slowly
to crack down on illegal Imports.
After Congress appropriated
money in 2003 to hire 47 agents to
focus on enforcing textile agreements,
Dole urged Homeland Security to
quickly put the new agents in place.
A spokesman for Chertoff said
Tuesday he would have to check
with the secretary to see if he had
a response to Dole's letter. A Dole
spokeswoman said the senator was
not available for comment beyond
what she said In her letter.
Uule also wrote to Commerce
Secretary Carlos Gutierrez this week,
urging his department to expedite the
release of import trade data to allow
the government to make decisions
about whether some limits should be
placed on Chinese imports.
Lumbees create veterans office
to help tribe members
PEMBROKE, NC - Leaders of
the Lumbee tribe say too few of
their members who served In the
military are getting the benefits they
are due, largely because of cultural
But a veteran's affairs office they
opened in October is helping to
change that.
About 2,200 Indian veterans live
in Robeson County, the home of the
Lumbee tribe. Tribal officials said
Indians are underserved because
of cultural differences, and are
mistreated when they seek help.
"We have a lot of American Indian
veterans out there who cant cope and
are not getting the help they need
said Larry Townsend, the assistant
veterans affairs officer. "We see a lot of
anger and frustration because some
are being denied because of who
they are or there Is a lack of sensitivity
or understanding when It comes
to dealing with Indian veterans
The Lumbee; Office of Veterans
Affairs is helping the tribe's veterans
apply for aid in housing, health care
and education - disability benefits
and pensions for survivors.
Hundreds of Lumbees have
contacted the office since it opened,
Townsend said. The office is setting
up a database to keep track of the
number of veterans it serves, and
workers are visiting veterans' homes
to see whether they are aware of the
benefits available to them.
Jackson lawyer challenges
accuser's brother
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Michael
Jackson's attorney tried to damage
the credibility of a key witness in the
singer's child molestation case by
getting him to contradict his own
testimony and that of a psychologist
who Interviewed him and his
The 14-year-old brother of
Jackson's accuser testified Monday
about allegedly witnessing two
molestations in the master bedroom
at Jackson's Neverland Ranch.
But defense attorney Thomas
Mesereau got the boy to acknowledge
Tuesday that Jackson had not really
shown him or his brother a particular
sexually explicit magazine.
The boy appeared caught by
surprise when Mesereau confronted
him with his testimony from Monday
that Jackson showed him and his
brother a magazine called Barely
Legal, which was displayed by
English from page A1
arts degree allowing 24 semester
hours of elective credit.
The focus of these changes
is to allow more student
choice and provide a more
representative core. The faculty
wants to diversify the course load
and allow majors to explore new
areas like multicultural literature
and linguistics.
Taylor said students who are
further along in the old curricu-
lum may elect to stick with their
academic paths or switch to the
new one. New students are find-
ing these implementations to be
exciting. He hopes the changes
being made are good and a dra-
matic revolution in curriculum
will not be necessary any time
Taylor said he and other fac-
ulty members researched other
UNC school systems and saw a
more diverse curriculum was a
better fit for students.
The history and Shake-
spearean reading classes will
remain required but other classes
will be introduced. Further-
more, students who are writing
majors are being allowed more
leeway to pursue literature
courses and reading concentra-
tions will have the same for writ-
ing courses.
Taylor named several new
classes that will be available
including introduction to profes-
sional writing, introduction to
rhetorical studies and a pervasive
writing class.
Students have showed posi-
tive reactions to the new cur-
"I think it's good because I've
always felt restricted said Bridget
Todd, sophomore English major.
She said the increased amount
of leeway would be overall benefi-
cial to her and she feels it would
draw additional students to the
Mark Romano, freshman
biology major, said he was
considering English as his second
choice, but eventually ended up
choosing biology as a major. He
said if it does not work out he
would definitely look at English
again and possibly make a change
in that direction.
Michael Ashby, graduate
student in English and general
manager to Expressions magazine,
feels the changes will improve
the program.
"It increases the freedom
of expression and education
I wish it would have happened
four years ago said Ashby.
According to Taylor, the
English department services
196 majors and more students
should consider English as a
major because of the diversity
of course work. He said skills
obtained from this kind of educa-
tion are very helpful for students'
There were a number of
other faculty members that
were involved with academic
Michelle Eble, Donna
Lillian and Ellen Arnold, assistant
professors of English, contrib-
uted to the improvements. They
are very proud of the improve-
ments that have been made and
are pleased they were reached
with unanimity among faculty
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'in a class of 2S to 30 stu-
dents, you may have three to
seven who suffer from at least
depression said Murray.
Mental illness runs in Mur-
ray's family and she has a son who
was forced to drop out of college
due to the hardships he faced with
an illness. Murray said if NAMI
had existed on her son's campus,
things might have been different.
The illness of her son led
Murray to attend NAMI meetings,
where she found an atmosphere
of support and sharing.
The advocacy part of the orga-
nization involves making sure
professors and the administra-
tion at ECU understand the hard-
ships faced by those who have a
mental illness and make accom-
modations for these students.
"I've had some difficult expe-
riences with the administration
and their knowledge of mental
illnesses Smithwickes said.
The chapter currently has eight
members and is hoping to expand
and raise money in the future.
Smithwickes and Murray
both stressed that NAMI is not a
place where you meet with coun-
selors. It is a peer to peer support
At this year's state convention
of NAMI, the chapter at ECU will
be honored for becoming the
first on-campus branch of the
"This group is making his-
tory Murray said.
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District Attorney Tom Sneddon as a
significant piece of evidence seized
from Jackson's home.
The boy reiterated he was sure
it was the exact magazine Jackson
showed them in a suitcase full of
"Michael Jackson never showed
Mesereau said in an accusatory tone.
"Yes said the boy.
"But when you look at the date
it was August 2003 Mesereau
said, pointing out that the family left
Jackson's Neverland ranch for'the last
time in March 2003.
"I didn't say it was exactly the
one he showed us the boy said
defensively, adding later, "I said he
showed us those type of magazines
Jurors took notes.
Witness says driver had to know
'something wasn't right'
HOUSTON - One of the men
charged In the nation's deadliest
human smuggling attempt told jurors
the driver of a tractor-trailer packed
with more than 70 illegal immigrants
seemed to care more about his rig
and the $7,500 he was paid than his
human cargo.
Abelardo Flores, who admitted
he had a long history of immigrant
smuggling and cocaine use, testified
Tuesday that Tyrone Williams had to
know "something wasn't right. You open
the doors if you care about the people
"The people had to be making
noise. I'm sure the people were hitting
the walls said Flores, who pleaded
guilty earlier and agreed to testify
against Williams.
The smuggling attempt resulted
in the deaths of 19 illegal immigrants.
The tractor-trailer was discovered at a
truck stop in Victoria, about 100 miles
southwest of Houston. Seventeen
people died inside the trailer while
two others died later.
Defense attorney Craig
Washington accused Flores of
accepting a plea agreement to
avoid harsh punishment and of
not caring about the immigrants
because he helped place them In
danger by putting them in an airtight
Williams, 34, a Jamaican citizen
who lived in Schenectady, NY, is the
only one of 14 defendants in the case
who could be sentenced to death if
Prosecutors said Williams faces
the death penalty because he was
the only one who could have saved
the Immigrants but instead ignored
their cries for help. The defense said
Williams tried to help by giving them
water but couldn't understand their
pleas because he doesn't speak
Food poisoning kills at least 27
children In southern Philippines
MANILA, Philippines - At least
27 elementary school children died
and another 100 were hospitalized
after eating a snack of cassava
- a root that's poisonous if not
prepared correctly - during morning
recess Wednesday in the southern
Philippines, officials said.
Francisca Doliente said her 9-
year-old niece Arve Tamor was given
some of the deep-fried caramelized
cassava by a classmate who bought
it from a regular vendor outside the
San Hose school.
"Her friend is gone. She died
Doliente told The Associated Press,
adding that her niece was undergoing
The roots of the cassava plant,
a major crop in Southeast Asia and
other parts of the world, are rich in
protein, minerals and vitamins A,
B and C. However, it is poisonous
without proper preparation. Eaten
raw, the human digestive system will
convert part of it into cyanide. Even
two cassava roots contain a fatal dose.
"Some said they took only two
bites because it tasted bitter and the
effects were felt five to 10 minutes
later said Dr. Harold Gallego of
Garcia Memorial Provincial Hospital
in the nearby town of Talibon, where
47 patients were taken.
The victims suffered severe
stomach pain, then vomiting and
diarrhea. They were taken to at least
four hospitals near the school in
Mabini, a town on Bohol Island, about
380 miles southeast of Manila.
Police find 35 corpses In Iraq
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqi officiate
said Wednesday that 35 bodies -
some bullet-riddled, others beheaded
- were found at two separate sites
and they believe some of the corpses
are Iraqi soldiers kidnapped and
executed by insurgents.
Twenty of the corpses were found
late Tuesday in a field near Rumana,
a village about 12 miles east of the
western city of Qaim, near the Syrian
border, police Capt. Muzahim al-
Karbouli said.
Each of the bodies had been
riddled with bullets - apparently
several days earlier. They were found
wearing civilian clothes and one of the
dead was a woman, al-Karbouli said.
South of Baghdad in Latifiya, Iraqi
troops on Tuesday made another
gruesome discovery, finding 15
headless bodies in a building inside an
abandoned former army base, Defense
Ministry Capt. Sabah Yassin said.
The bodies included 10 men,
three women and two children. Their
identities, like the others found in
western Iraq, were not known.
Yassin said some of the dead
men in Latifiya were thought to have
been part of a group of Iraqi soldiers
who were kidnapped by insurgents in
the area two weeks ago, Yassin said.
Wednesday's truck bombing
in central Baghdad shook nearby
buildings in the heart of the capital,
injuring dozens of people and covering
a huge swath of sky with acrid blaok
smoke. Volleys of automatic weapons
fire could be heard before and after
the explosion.
Police said a group of insurgents
wearing police uniforms first shot
dead a guard at the Agriculture
Ministry's gate, allowing the truck
to enter a compound the ministry
shares with the adjacent Sadeer
hotel. Guards in the area then fired on
the vehicle, trying to disable it before
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Community leaders meet
to address homicide
Thirteen year old boy
killed by gunfire
A meeting of community
leaders, law enforcement officials
and concerned citizens was held
at Phillipi Church of Christ in
Greenville to discuss the recent
shooting death of 13-year-old
Jamehl Rashaad Little.
The shooting occurred March
6 at 11:15 p.m. on West Third
Street in Greenville. Another
man, 21 year old Donique Rich
was also struck by gunfire in
the incident and is being treated
for his injuries at Pitt Memorial
The meeting was organized
by the Pitt County NAACP and
stressed uniting as a commu-
nity to rid Greenville of crime
and taking a more active role in
parenting to prevent future inci-
dents of violence from occurring.
"Today we are here to say no
more said Calvin Henderson pres-
ident of the Pitt County NAACP.
Henderson said the children
of our community cannot be our
future leaders if they are in jail
or a grave.
The Pitt County NAACP
began a sub-committee a few
months ago known as Citizens
Against Violence in an attempt
to prevent incidents of violent
crime in the area.
Henderson said this shooting
was a setback to the group's goal
of prevention.
The meeting brought out a
handful of top law enforcement
officials from Greenville and Pitt
County to voice their concern
over the shooting and ask the
community to assist them with
their search effort.
Mac Manning, Pitt County
sheriff, spoke at the meeting
and introduced a catchphrase
he would like the community
to adopt.
"We need to put children in
their place said Manning.
The suggestion of parents
taking a more active role in par-
enting was made by many of the
speakers at the meeting.
Manning said the proper
places for children are schools
and Sunday school classes, not
the streets.
"Every parent has to take on
the responsibility Manning said.
There are two things, Man-
ning said, law enforcement offi-
cials are concerned with, which
are enforcement of the law and
Manning said enforcement
officials need cooperation
from the community to solve
this crime. In order to prevent
future incidents of violent crime,
Greenville has project safe neigh-
borhoods to involve the commu-
nity in the effort.
County Commissioner,
Melvin Mclawhorn, said prior
to the meeting he received a call
from a parent whose daughter
knew Little and was terribly
affected by the incident to the
point where she was having
trouble sleeping.
"It's a total community prob-
lem said Mclawhorn.
Little was a seventh-grader
at E.B. Aycock Middle School.
Delila Harris-Jackson, principal
of Aycock, attended the meeting
and asked the community to get
involved to prevent any future
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
Contact info:
Contact Crime Stoppers at 758-
7777 or Greenville police at 329-
4300 It you have any Information
regarding this case.
Java City cashier arrested for
financial card theft, identity fraud
Suspect faces possible
prison sentence
An ARAMARK cashier work-
ing on campus was arrested
after being questioned about
two financial cards belonging
to members of the ECU com-
Police said Lawanda Patrice
Draughn, 22, worked at Java City
in Wright Place when she alleg-
edly kept financial cards from
two customers.
"The two individuals went to
Java City and purchased coffee
and ,thpn they walked away
without their cards said Major
Frank Knight with the ECU
Police Department.
Once the victims realized
they did not have their cards,
they called the credit card com-
pany. The company representa-
tives told them purchases had
been made since the cards were
lost. More than $200 was spent
on one card and more than
$1,000 on the other.
ECU police went to the stores
where the cards were used, spoke
with cashiers and viewed store
"It was good leg work by the
police officers Knight said.
After police matched tapes to
a suspect, Draughn admitted she
had used the stolen cards.
Draughn was charged with
two counts of financial card
theft and 23 counts of financial
identity fraud. She was placed
under a $15,000 secured bond
and a $25,000 unsecured bond.
Draughn does not have to pay
any money for the unsecured
bond unless she misses her court
date, but probably has to pay
about 15 percent of the secured
bond to get out of jail.
If Draughn is found guilty,
she could receive a prison sen-
tence since both charges are felo-
nies. However, Knight said she
might not see any jail time at all.
"Normally in these cases, they
pay restitution and are placed
on probation Knight said.
If Draughn has any prior con-
victions and is found guilty, it is
more likely she will be sentenced
to prison.
Allison Metcalf, market-
ing program manager for ECU
Campus DiningARAMARK, said
in a statement that they do not
condone such activity.
"ARAMARK Campus Dining
at ECU is a committed partner to
the ECU community. We support
the protection of our customers,
clients, vendors and employees
said Metcalf.
"In order to do this we con-
duct thorough background
checks on all potential employees
during the hiring process. When
rare instances arise, we cooperate
fully with authorities
Metcalf did not release
information about Draughn's
job status, but said continued
employment with ARAMARK
is based on job performance,
personal conduct, authoritative
judicial decisions and the general
welfare of internal and external
Knight said people should
remember to stay aware when
making purchases with a credit
"Ensure that you receive
your credit card back from the
cashier Knight said.
"This is uncommon - 99
percent of cashiers are good
there's always one or two who are
going to hang on to it
He also said people need to
notify the credit card company
and police as soon as they notice
their card is missing so authori-
ties can take immediate action
in an investigation.
This writer can be contacted at
news@theeastcarolinian. com.
Woman files civil suit against Bill
Cosby, alleging assault, defamation
Bill Cosby's suburban Philadelphia home is seen in Elkins Park, Pa Wednesday. A former Temple
University employee filed a civil suit against Cosby after prosecutors deemed insufficient evidence.
woman whose molestation accu-
sations against Bill Cosby were
deemed insufficient evidence by
prosecutors has filed a civil suit
against the comedian.
The woman, a former Temple
University employee who now
lives in Canada, came forward
in January with accusations
about the incident she said
happened a year before. Prosecu-
tors last month said they had
not found sufficient evidence to
support charges against Cosby.
� The civil suit was filed Tues-
day in U.S. District Court.
"That prosecutor was out of
line said Delores Trolani, an
attorney for the woman. "It is not
a comment on her credibility, or
the evidence in this case
Cosby has denied the
sexual-assault allegations, and in
an Interview with The National
Enquirer last week said, "I am not
going to give in to people who
try to exploit me because of my
celebrity status
Cosby's attorney, John
Schmitt, released a statement
through the comedian's publicist
saying his client "will address
this matter through the judicial
process and not through the
The woman claimed
Cosby gave her three blue pills
that rendered her semicon-
scious, then sexually molested
her at his home in suburban
Philadelphia in January 2004.
She said she awoke to find her
bra undone and her clothes in
According to the suit, the
woman also said that after the
investigation became public,
Cosby's representatives falsely
told reporters that her family
had asked him for money before
going to police. She is seeking
defamation damages.
"He has compounded it by
making it appear as if she tried
to extort money from him
Troiani said.
In the Enquirer interview,
Cosby was quoted as saying,
"Looking back on it, I realize
that words and actions can be
misinterpreted by another
"I'm not saying that what I
did was wrong, but I apologize to
my loving wife, who has stood by
my side for all these years, for any
pain I have caused her he said.
The article did not elaborate.
The long-married Cosby,
best-known as a warm,
wisecracking TV dad, has pro-
voked debate this past year
with blunt remarks on personal
responsibility aimed at the black
community. In 1997, the year
his son Ennis was murdered, he
acknowledged a brief affair with
the mother of Autumn Jackson,
a young woman convicted of
extorting him.

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THURSDAY March 10, 2005
Our View
Greenville should be
painted purple and gold
Assistant Sports Editor Brandon Hughes brings
up a good point in his opinion piece in today's
issue - why on Earth ate there no billboard
advertisements for ECU in Greenville?
This is a region of the state where people bleed
purple and gold and can't stand to see colors
that even come close to representing baby
blue, brick red or deep blue (not to mention
the fact that students make up a third of this
city's population). Yet, the only sports advertise-
ments in the entire city of Greenville are for the
Wolfpack of NC State. And not only that, these
billboards are for their baseball team - a squad
ECU annihilated earlier this season.
All of the ECU alumni and Pirate Club members
are so concerned with dumping money into the
athletic programs that they completely missed
the opportunity to really paint this town purple
and gold. The only thing close to an advertise-
ment that displays ECU athletic events and
ticket information is the brick message board
at the intersection of Charles and Greenville
Boulevard. And that is downright pitiful, espe-
cially since we have seen day-old scores and
ticket information sliding across the board on
many occasions.
Where is the Pirate pride this place is supposed
to be known for? Skip Holtz and every other
coach who has come in here has always said
they were amazed by the love people had for
ECU and its athletic programs, no matter what
kind of a downward spiral the big-revenue
sports have been in for the last four years or
more. What they never comment on however, is
how much people bash the ACC around here.
That has to change.
Greenville residents need 10 hoist that chip
back on their collective shoulders like they
had in the early to mid 1990s. Stop hating ACC
schools for being ACC schools and start focus-
ing all your energy at ECU and supporting the
programs here. Stop moaning and complain-
ing about everything west of I 95 and slap up
a few billboards of your own. And then, when
NC State, Carolina or Duke come to town, fill
the stands at Dowdy-Ficklen, Clark-LeClair or
Minges and cheer your hearts out.
Our Staff
Amanda Q. Lingerfelt
Editor in Chief
Nick Henne
News Editor
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Asst. News Editor
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Features Editor Asst Features Editor
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Sports Editor
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Head Copy Editor
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Photo Editor
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Special Sections Editor
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Opinion Columnist
Assisted suicide continues to raise questions
Dr. Death revisited
An old man sat quietly in a Michi-
gan courtroom April 28, 1999 waiting
to hear the sentence he would serve
for his role in the deaths of two elderly
Alzheimer's patients some months
before. He had white hair and thick
glasses, and projected the very grand-
fatherly image which his lawyers had
been so keen on cultivating. His name
was Jack Kevorkian, but since his mul-
tiple arrests and trials in the name of
assisted suicide, the national media
had dubbed him simply "Dr. Death a
moniker which invokes the malicious
and malevolent images that a 73-year-
old grandfather can so quickly dispel.
Kevorkian was portrayed as a killer,
but due to the polarizing nature of his
crimes and his seeming indifference
to the laws and regulations of the state
of Michigan, many Americans saw
him as an angel - a crusader in the fight
for dignified death and an end to long,
painful illnesses and the mere con-
tinuation of life for its own sake. The
idea that this man would have the
audacity to literally kill people in the
name of science and human dignity
was unbelievable to many Americans,
except of course those Americans suf-
fering with an incurable or degenera-
tive disease. To them, Jack Kevorkian
was not only justified in his actions,
he should not have been held legally
responsible for his "crimes" in the first
place. The practice of "mercy killing"
had been around for centuries, but not
until the appearance of Jack Kevorkian
had a member of the medical profes-
sion come out so strongly in defense
of euthanasia.
Kevorkian's sentence of 25 years to
life, while still under federal appeal,
had little to do with his blatant viola-
tion of the Hippocratic oath taken by
all doctors (to do no harm) and every-
thing to do with his almost pathologi-
cal desire to continue assisting in the
deaths of his terminally ill patients,
after it had been made clear to him that
his actions would eventually result in
jail time. Prior to his 1999 conviction,
Kevorkian was acquitted four other
times by four other juries in similar
cases. Until 1999, jurors simply could
not bring themselves to sentence a man
who was really not hurting anyone,
just alleviating pain, and the fact that
he looked like a kindly old man did
nothing to hurt his chances of acquit-
tal. Kevorkian even went as far as to
invent his own suicide machine, very
similar in design to the device used by
many American penal institutions in
the "humane" execution of inmates by
lethal injection. He is currently serving
out his sentence in a maximum security.
Michigan penitentiary.
Very recently, national media atten-
tion has focused on the case of Terri
Schiavo, the severely debilitated Florida
woman who has been the subject of
multiple attempts to remove her from
artificial Jife support. Gov. Jeb Bush
apparently felt that his intervention
was warranted, and forbid the removal
of the feeding tube which keeps her
alive 24 hours a day, seven days a
week, and 365 days a year. Schiavo's
husband Michael has, since the late
1990s, been embroiled in a tug of war
with his wife's parents over the fate of
their daughter. Michael Schiavo claims
that his wife's condition, characterized
by court-appointed specialists as a
persistent vegetative state brought on
as the result of serious brain injury, is
completely hopeless and that keeping
her alive artificially violates both Terri's
stated desire "not to live like this" and
her husbands right to decision making
under the current situation. Michael
has been fought by Terri's parents, who
have insisted that the feeding tube
which has kept her alive since 1998
not be removed, a sentiment which
was reinforced by the Feb. 25 ruling of
a Florida judge which extended the use
of the feeding tube for an additional
three weeks, enough time for various
other legal wrangling to come to frui-
tion in order to keep this poor woman
in the artificial prison which has been
created for her by well-meaning, if not
misguided, parents.
Euthanasia is a very sensitive issue.
The American judicial system is not
set up to calculate mitigating factors,
such as serious injury or incurable
and degenerative disease, so as a result
the question of whether a person has
the fundamental right to die has been
largely avoided by the legal establish-
ment in the United States.
For a people who not only enjoy but
expect freedom and individual rights,
what could be more fundamental than
the ending of a life? People have the
right to own all the deadly firearms
they please, travel freely throughout
the country and end an unwanted preg-
nancy, why should the inherent right to
a peaceful and painless demise be any
different. Of course this rationale does
not apply to everyone, and as 1 am by
no means an advocate of suicide, that
point should be stressed.
Unhappy teenagers suffering
through the unfortunate throws of
adolescence and persons confronted
with overwhelming family trage-
dies should not have suicide as a
legal option. These are the people to
whom we should be offering assistance,
but when life has run its course, that's
it. A man who has lived 80 years, but
has had the misfortune to be stricken
with a terminal, wasting disease,
deserves the option of dying with dig-
nity, instead of suffering through his
last days attached to ventilators and
breathing tubes. This is a fundamental
human reality, above democracy and
self determination on the sliding scale
of human rights.
The right to die crosses all cultural
and ethnic boundaries, binding us
inexorably together as a species. Hope
is a powerful thing, and should never
be devalued, but when that continued
hope for loved ones survival comes at
the price of that person's dignity and
causes unnecessary suffering, the line
must be drawn. Government should
have no power to legislate an ailing
person's right to die with dignity, and
the case of Terri Schiavo perfectly
illustrates how parental intentions and
blind hope can contribute to the con-
tinued and unnecessary suffering of so
many decent people. There is nothing
more fundamental than that, and I for
one would not hesitate for a moment
to relieve the agony of a loved one, if
they so wished.
Keeping a loved one alive through
artificial means for selfish reasons is
an abomination of morality, and the
issue of assisted suicide and the right
to die need to be further examined by
the judicial and legal establishments of
the United States.
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(KRT) � America's world of pro-
fessional sports is in great turmoil,
facing the most serious challenges
in its history. A world of role models
and superheroes has gone into eclipse.
Society - particularly its youth - puzzles
over that loss and over ways to replace
the multiple social-symbolic func-
tions that sports personalities have
In the last few months we have wit-
nessed an astonishing array of incredi-
ble incidents. Basket brawlers run amok
in Detroit. At least two pro-football
players do jail time in the off-season.
The entire National Hockey League
season is canceled because of money
matters. Steroid use injects suspicion
and recrimination into the baseball
world. The media have examined every
sordid aspect in detail.
Professional sports have reduced to
the bare essentials: a group of overpaid
"show me the money" performers,
hardly interested in being the role
models they once might have been.
Charles Barkley has long stated his
intention not to be a role model. Mickey
Mantle, perhaps the greatest sports
hero of the latter 20th century, also
admonished youngsters not to follow
his example.
Just how overpaid are our star
athletes? Consider a typical annual
star salary of $10 million. That same
amount would support a good uni-
versity science researcher working on
possible cures for cancer, AIDS or the
common cold for 100 years. You could
pay a complete four-year Ivy League
educatVn for all SO of your children
- or, tired and infirm from child rear-
ing, you could pay for the last 200 years
of your life in a nursing home.
Absurd? Of course, and as illus-
trated, the concept of absurdity helps
one appreciate the reality of paying
star athletes (and other celebrities, and
corporate moguls) such salaries. Even
most early teens - a group eagerly look-
ing for role models - agree that athletes
are overpaid.
Still, there are a few star athletes,
like Derek Jeter or Oscar de la Hoya,
who set high standards and try to live
up to them through charity, personal
foundations and genuine commitment.
But this kind of activity is geneally
underreported, because professional
sports are now a series of Romanized
spectacles. They are consummate
escapist entertainment, the ultimate in
vicarious living. The dynamic of this
transformation is embodied in today's
equivalent of the Roman parasitic mob
member: the diehard fan.
Despite this abysmal situation,
athletics - as opposed to professional
sport - is of tremendous importance
to society, as both Greeks and Romans
knew. Participation in athletics is one
sure way to develop leadership, per-
sonal excellence and teamwork skills.
Without teamwork, no project of large
scale can be undertaken. Without
excellence, no project will ever be done
well. Without leadership, society pos-
sesses the inertia of blindness.
Pirate Rant
When I go to a pool hall,
I want to be able to use the pool
tables. I don't want to pay $10
to see some bad local band who
thinks they are the next Nickel-
back. What local show do you
actually pay $10 to see anyway?
Isn't it enough to live
with most of the nation telling
us we are "wrong" and "sinful"
than td add the ban on gay
marriage and completely deny
us our constitutional and
unalienable right to marry who
we love?
To the person that stole my
iPod out of my truck in Pirate's
Cove: It'd be really nice just to
get it back.
If smoking is banned in cer-
tain spots, why are the smelly
ashtrays still outside the door?
Please do not send me e-mails
asking if there is a test in class
tomorrow. If you came to class
you would know these things.
Whoever stole the swing off
my front porch, you forgot the
hook to hang it up.
Guys, if you have a gf$
at home please at least tell tte!
girls you're flirting and groping
with at parties that you're not
No matter how hard I try,
there is probably nothing I cat-
say to that cookie cutter gi'jt
reading this right now to change
her mind about her "awesome"
wardrobe. So let me put it in a
different perspective: I will now
take a moment to salute those
who stand out in the crowd. I
definitely take notice of your
individuality and it makes rflfe
Hey girls (and guys): Bj
you really need to be going to
the tanning bed in March? Why
don't you just wait until the
summer like the rest of us? SW1�
cancer at 30 sounds and loo)$s,
Stop signs, unlike speed
limits, are not merely suggsC
tions, especially on campus. Ap4
please don't blow your horn or
yell at me during your slow ahtt
go. Pedestrians do still have the
right of way.
Don't preach to me about
how gross and unhealthy ciga-
rettes are and then bum five
off me when you're drunk, you
hypocritical mooch.
To the hypochondriac who
thinks their asthma got worse
because of second-hand smoke:
wake up. It's the weather and
pollen. I don't want to read any
rants about your asthma when
the pollen season comes. Grow
People need to stop acting
like they are walking through
a factory on the way to class. I
don't smoke and I really don't
notice anything. If you really
want to complain about smoke
how about that stinky smoke
coming out of the ground by
Flip-flops are not appropri-
ate to be worn during the winter
season. Let's be real. It's 30
degrees outside and you are
wearing your feet out like you
are going to the beach. If you are
that hot on a 30-degree day, leave
your coat at home and wear your
flip-flops. Let's prevent some of
the simple sickness and cover
our feet during the cold and flu
To the guy who complained
about everyone wearing Sperrys:
For your information, I'm a girl
that does have a boat, knows how
to drive it and loves to fish. Do
I have your permission to wear
them now?
I guess when the university
paves over the disc golf field it
will also be the end of the student
tailgating field for football. Odds
are it will become a Pirate Club
lot, so really, what traditions do
we have left?
Will Patterson is the coolest
guy on campus.
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an anonymous way for students and
staff in the ECU community to voice
their opinions. Submissions can be
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The sisters of Phi Beta Chi would like
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planning f0r raq operation, Italian premier says
President Bush said Wednesday
he understands public concern
about rising gasoline prices,
although his spokesman said
the White House won't tap an
emergency petroleum supply in
response to the problem.
"Higher prices at the gas
pump and rising home heating
bills and the possibilities of black-
outs are legitimate concerns for
all Americans Bush said from
an auditorium at the Franklin
County Veterans Memorial here,
as gasoline prices hover at more
than $2 a gallon and imported oil
is in the $55 a barrel range.
Bush instructed Congress to
enact energy legislation that he
says addresses both supply and
conservation issues.
En route here, White House
press secretary Mark McClel-
lan told reporters aboard Air
Force One: "We do not believe
it (the reserve) should be used to
manipulate prices or for political
The reserve - 660 million
barrels, or equivalent to more
than two months of imports - is
in salt domes on the Gulf Coast.
It was created after the 1973 oil
embargo to counter supply dis-
A number of Democrats in
Congress have called on the
president to release oil from the
emergency reserve to ease tight
market conditions, but the White
House has repeatedly rejected
such a move.
The impact of high-energy
prices is particularly high on a
manufacturing state like Ohio.
Bush's audience sat quietly
through most of his speech as
he spoke of technical alterna-
tives like hydrogen fuel, biodiesel
and clean coal technology. But
he drew loud applause from his
supporters when he said Con-
gress should allow drilling in the
Alaska's wildlife refuge.
Environmentalists strongly
oppose drilling there because
the area is home to wildlife and
a migration stopover for millions
of birds. Bush said drilling there
would create fobs and reduce
dependence on foreign oil by up
to a million barrels a day.
"We can now reach all of
ANWR's oil by drilling on just
2,000 acres Bush said. "Two
thousand acres is the size of the
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Bush talked by telephone with
Japanese Prime Minister Junich-
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East, Iraq and North Korea.
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hopes of resuming U.S. beef
exports to Japan. Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice plans to
take up the issue when she visits
Japan soon, the press secretary
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session in the Senate March 9.
(AP) ROME � The Italian
intelligence agent killed by
American forces in Iraq had U.S.
military authorization for his
operation to win the release of
a hostage, Premier Silvio Berlus-
coni said Wednesday.
In his first major address
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relations between Washington
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the car carrying agent Nicola
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when a light was flashed. The
U.S. military has said the Ameri-
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flashing white lights, and firing
warning shots to try to get the
car to stop.
The idea that Calipari was
killed by friendly fire is "painful"
to accept, Berlusconi said. But
he reassured lawmakers: "The
United States has no intention of
evading the truth
"I'm sure that in a very short
time every aspect of this will be
clarified he said.
Berlusconi, a staunch sup-
porter of President Bush and
the U.Sled campaign in Iraq,
is struggling to balance his deci-
sion to keep 3,000 troops in Iraq
against heavy anti-war sentiment
among ordinary Italians.
His 10-minute address
made no mention of ransom to
win the release of the journal-
ist. Some Italian officials have
suggested ransom was paid, but
there has been no official con-
"The case of friendly fire is
certainly the most painful to bear.
It feels like an injustice beyond
any sentiment. It's something
unreasonable Berlusconi said.
"When Italian citizens have
been victims of kidnappings,
the government has always acted
by following two directives:
It has always rejected political
blackmail, while at the same
time activating all the politi-
cal, diplomatic and intelligence
channels to obtain the release of
our nationals he said.
Calipari was shot and killed
Friday as he was heading to the
Baghdad airport after securing
the release of Sgrena, who had
been kidnapped on Feb. 4. Sgrena
and another intelligence officer
in the vehicle were wounded.
On Tuesday, the top U.S. gen-
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Casey, said he has no indication
that Italian officials gave advance
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Local Concerts
Universoul Circus will be
performing at the Alltel Pavilion
in Raleigh, March 8 - 13 at 7:30
Electric Wildlife will be performing
� at The Other Place, uptown
Greenville, Thursday, March 10.
You must be 21 to attend the
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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1 tablespoon whole coriander
4 12 tablespoons ground
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves
3 12 tablespoons unsweetened
4 tablespoons sea salt, preferably
2 (2-pound) boneless pork
2 tablespoons olive oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a medium saucepan over
medium heat, toast white
peppercorns and coriander seeds
until they begin to pop. Remove
from heat and grind to fine powder
in a spice mill or coffee grinder.
Mix the ground pepper and
coriander with remaining spices,
cocoa and salt.
Trim the pork tenderloins of fat and
silver skin. Rub with a generous
amount of the cocoa spice rub.
Heat the olive oil in a large saute
pan over medium high heat until
hot but not smoking. Sear each
tenderloin on all sides until a rich
brown color, about 2 minutes on
each side. Remove tenderloins
from heat and finish in the oven for
about 10 minutes or until cooked
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Catch27 features trading cards, allowing patrons to buy and trade their friends for better, more attractive ones.
Facebook with
a wicked twist
We've all heard of The Face-
book. How can we miss it when
it is everywhere we turn on the
Internet? People are reconnecting
with their first grade sweethearts
and looking up that hot guy or
girl in their psychology class
and sending them a "poke
Some people have thousands of
"friends" and some seem to only
have but a few. Catch27 puts an
end to that problem by letting
you buy and sell your friends.
Yes, you heard correctly, the
object of Catch27 is to have as
many "cool" friends as possible
and when you have the hottest
most awesome pack of 27 friends
you can win a free iPod, all the
more incentive to sign up and
be a part of Catch27. You win
nothing with The Facebook.
One can invite their
friends to join and they will
automatically show up on the
"pack" page but the twist is
that you can trade their friends
for sexier, smarter ones which
would make any friend feel kind
of used but you can always sell
them in retaliation.
"I think the whole concept of
Catch27 is hilarious. It's kind of
neat how people have cards and
can trade friends. I could never
do it though because I'm too
sensitive and if my friend traded
me it would hurt my feelings
said Tiffany Bonaparte, junior
sociology major.
Patrons can trade and buy
friends for as low as $0.99, for
a group of three, called a "wax"
pack. The friends come in the
form of an online card. Just like
trading online baseball cards. A
card includes your picture, name,
city or school and your favorite
quote on the front. On the back
of the card are your "Stats"
which include four interesting
facts about you and they can be
whatever you want them to be.
The value of your friend-
ship or card will be based on
how many people view your
online page, how cute and smart
you are, how many friends
you invite and the number
of people buying and trading
you. So the value of your own
card will fluctuate over time.
As well as having a trading
card on Catch27, you can also
create blogs other members can
read. A blog can be made only
after one creates their Personal
Playing Catch27 card. The blogs
on this Web site are very creative
and get ranked. People put a lot
of thought and excellent writing
into their blogs. The blogs on
Catch27 are some of the most
frequently read in the world.
The cards also include a label.
Just like in the real world, people
label you all the time. Whether
you are a dork or a babe is
something you pretty much
know from friends. When
making your card there are nine
choices to choose from which are
Geek, Slut, Brain, Wisea Rebel,
Star, Freak, Bitch and Jock.
Each page also includes
a Playlist and an Itch List. A
Playlist are more interesting facts
about ones self. A Playlist ranges
from "The coolest job you've
had" to "Your most humiliating
An Itch List is the list of
qualities you seek in a significant
other. This is a place where you
include what things you like
and dislike. The second object of
Catch27 is to hook up and meet
cool people. The creators of the
Web site expect everyone to be
totally honest. If you are look-
ing for a guy who won't mind
holding your purse as you
shop, that's exactly what they
want you to list. If you are
looking for a girl who drinks beer
and swears then that's what you
should say. t
On Catch27 you can also
communicate with other
members by sending them a
Wiretap. A Wiretap is the same
thing as sending someone a
message. They can respond to you
by sending you a wiretap back.
Now for the good stuff how
you can join. It's pretty simple.
Just go to and sign
up. There are no fees, you just
sign up and start creating your
Personal Playing Card and you
better make it good if you want
those prizes and high rankings.
Catch27 prides itself on being
real and just like real life. Since
life is seldom happy-go-lucky
this evil game of social life is
what makes it so interesting. The
creator of Catch27 is E.Jean Carroll.
Carroll has a column in Elle
magazine and she was nominated
for an Emmy for her writings for
"Saturday Night Live Carroll
has also written for Esquire since
1979. Carroll and her sister Cande
Carroll created the well-known
Web site
This is a great Web site where
women can recommend their
ex-boyfriends to other women.
Even Oprah thought this was one
of the best ideas ever.
It's so wicked, so
unthinkable we can't help but
go and see what it's really about.
But beware it's not your friendly
facebook. Your friends can trade
you for better ones.
This writer can be contacted at
Date rape drug indicator
now available for drinkers
Awareness is the key
Drink Safe Technology, Inc.
has come out with a new way to
stop sexual predators. They have
invented small cards the size of
coasters and test strips that are
like business cards to discretely
test your drink no matter where
you are.
This is ideal for freshmen,
people who are new to town and
don't know the in's and out's
of certain places and spring
"I would use them downtown
especially where there is always
the thought of something going
see DATE RAPE page B2
Simply place a drop of your drink on the test strip and find out what
is really in the drink the "friendly guy" from across the bar bought.
Dealing with long distances
How to survive long
distance relationships
It is a common sight on campus to see students using The Facebook.
Facebook Me
New Web site serves
up addiction to college
students across America
There's a new Web site out
that is taking college campuses
by storm and turning students
across the country into addicts
of a new form.
If you have yet to discover the
latest Internet craze, it's time you
come out from your cave. The
Web site is The Facebook, and it
has allowed users to reconnect
with people from their past,
either in high school or from
some other area of life.
For those who are addicted
to checking out people's pro-
files and away messages on AOL
Instant Messenger, The Facebook
will only add to your stalker-like
tendencies. All ECU students who
are registered with The Facebook
have access to all other ECU
students' profiles. You can click
on the names and add anyone
as your friend, as long as they
confirm the friendship too.
The Web site also features
many types of different searches.
You can opt to search another
school or conduct a global search
and look for anyone at any col-
lege. Of course, not all colleges
and universities in the country
are accessible through The Face-
book, but one day they will be.
You can also search high
schools. The Web site allows
you to search yours or any other
graduating class from any high
school in the country. This could
be a handy tool in locating old
friends if you moved away from
a particular area.
The Facebook also gives you
the option of listing all your
classes out, so you can see who
else is in your classes and add
them as friends. There are also
several groups you can join or
create your own. They include
topics from sports groups, band
see FACEBOOK page B3
When beginning college
many students are leaving behind
their family and friends for the
first time. It gives them a sense of
freedom and excitement know-
ing they no longer have to abide
by curfews or rules that seem
utterly ridiculous at times. How-
ever, many students also leave
behind significant others that
have become a valuable part of
their lives. Being miles away from
them can create added stress and
worry because you no longer
have the luxury of seeing them
whenever you want. Being in a
relationship ultimately makes
you vulnerable to heartache.
Most people are willing to avoid
this terrible feeling at all costs,
which for some means ending
a relationship when distance
becomes a factor. This may be
the right thing for some people
to do, but there are ways to keep
the flame alive even when miles
separate you.
Moving away from your loved
one gives you an opportunity to
get to know yourself better by
giving you a chance to be your-
self without having to constantly
think about someone else. This
new independence can be intimi-
dating at first, but if taken advan-
tage of can be the best thing that
has ever happened to you.
"Get out there - sightsee,
attend lectures, go to museums
and plays, do volunteer work for
a cause you believe in. Basically,
explore your new hometown and
be open to forming new friend-
ships said Sherry Amatenstein,
author of The Q&A Dating Book in
a recent article on
By doing this you are open-
ing yourself up to new experi-
ences that allow you to explore
your passions without limiting
yourself to things that only
you and your significant other
"Try to think of this period
of your life, not as the equiva-
lent of dropping into the black
hole of Calcutta, but rather as
if you're embarking on a great
adventure. And you are. It shows
guts and ambition to move away
from everything familiar to an
environment where you're an
outsider Amatenstein said.
Long distance relationships
require a vast amount of trust in
order to survive all the emotions
of doubt, jealousy and fear that
accompany almost all relation-
ships. You have to be able to trust
your significant other because if
you can't, you will constantly be
worried about their faithfulness
to you. If you can't trust them
enough to know they will not
cheat on you then you obviously
can't handle a long distance rela-
tionship because uncertainty will
plague your mind and prevent
you from being truly happy in
your relationship.
"The failure of LDRs is a
misconception. Couples break
up for many reasons but my 10
years of research on this subject
has shown that distance doesn't
seem to be one of them. Indeed,
couples in LDRs report the same
levels of intimacy, trust, com-
mitment and satisfaction as
geographically close couples
said Dr. Greg Guldner, director
of the Center for the Study of
Long-Distance Relationships
and the author of Long Distance
Relationships: The Complete
The best benefit of a long dis-
tance relationship can be finding
out if your significant other is
indeed the right person for you.
Having your relationship tested
on a daily basis provides insight
into how your life together might
be in the future. Indeed, long
distance relationships prove the
legitimacy of the common cliche
- absence makes the heart grow
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What have YOU
Choosing the perfect statues that look like the bride and groom are an essential cake accessory.
Graduating students walk down aisle
Wedding season
has arrived
For many students, the
months April, May, June, July
and August mark the ending of
college life and the beginning of
married life. Spring and summer
are the biggest and most popular
times for weddings, especially for
younger couples.
"Spring always brings happi-
ness, which is a good variable in
planning weddings said Tammy
Whitley, event coordinator at
Rock Springs Center.
"The stress level is a lot lower
In 2003, it was estimated
by the National Center for
Health Statistics that there were
2,187,000 marriages in the United
States. In North Carolina alone
the same year, there were 62,708
By this time, planning for
the "big day" has been a top
priority. For a bride, the entire
year before the wedding is full
of choices about flowers, cake,
music, catering, dress, favors and
all kinds of things that make the
day perfect. This can be pretty
hectic for a bride while still
attending college.
There are many Web sites that
aid in planning a dream wed-
ding. Some of these sites include, thek- and
just to name a few. These sites
help you find a place to host the
reception and ceremony, have
flower bouquet and cake designs
and wedding gown and brides-
maids dress selections. These
Web sites offer tips on how to
have the perfect day and what the
couple can look forward to.
Planning is the key for the
ultimate wedding. Whitley said
the very first things to be con-
cerned with are the church site,
reception and catering, photog-
rapher and D.J. These are things
that have to be booked well in
advance for the desired date.
Planning for a wedding is not a
last minute decision. To be fully
prepared it could take a year.
The Web sites above offer cer-
tain areas that aid in planning in
your area, budgeting and guest list
tools. If an event planner is not
in the budget, these tools might
aid in planning on your own.
For those couples on a budget,
there are many Web sites that
offer discounted wedding favors,
rentals and honeymoon pack-
ages. This way there might be
enough money left over after the
wedding for other things that
are needed instead of coming
up short.
Some couples choose to have
a unique wedding. Getting mar-
ried on golf courses, on boats,
on the beach or even where
the couple first met are popular
places some choose in order to
add ambience to the occasion. For
others, ceremonies in churches
are what fit best. Traditional
ceremonies are usually held in a
place of worship.
Another tip for the bride
and groom-to-be is to make
sure to register for gifts at vari-
ous department stores. Most
places such as Target, JC Pen-
ney's, Belk and Dillard's have a
wedding gift registry set-up that
is easy to use for both couple
and guests. If you make it easy
for your friends and relatives to
purchase gifts, you will get
exactly what is wanted and save
time by not having to return
multiple appliances, dishes and
other items.
This year, according to thek-, some of the hottest
wedding trends are vintage items
such as dresses and jewelry, the
'mermaid look wearing your
hair down instead of up and
mixing and matching colors with
table cloths, plates and glasses on
the table.
Whitley said this year the
chocolate fondue fountain is
a favorite among couples. The
chocolate comes in many differ-
ent flavors and is coupled with a
fruit display.
Through the stress of plan-
ning and all the hard work, the
wedding day will be sure to hold
very special memories for both
the wedding party and guests.
This writer can be contacted at
features@theeas tcarolinian. com.
Date Rape from page er
wrong one night and some guy
put something in my drink said
Mary Kaufman, junior communi-
cation major.
How it works: there are two
tests per coaster and card and
each test has two round spots
where you put your drink onto
both of them. Then smear each
gently and wait until they are
dry. If either spot turns dark blue,
then it is highly possible someone
has slipped a date rape drug into
your drink.
On the back are further
details including how important
lighting is, so maybe going into
a bathroom stall would work best
and what drinks are approved for
these tests. Straight fruit juices
are not, but if they have liquor in
them, then they are. Wine is not
going to show up on the test and
things with milk or heavy cream
might have skewed results.
Although, drinks such as
sodas, water, hard liquors, mixed
drinks, beer and ales are going
to work.
This all got started with a
man named Francisco Guerra.
He had a friend who was a victim
of date rape due to the colorless,
tasteless and odorless drug (most
of the time it is GHB, rophynol
(roofies) and ketamine). He saw
what she went through in order
to get passed this one night.
"I think it's good that some-
thing is being done about the
problem of date rape. It has been
a problem with no real solution
for a while said Lauren Dykes,
junior communication major.
These drugs have about the
same effects, such as GHB produces
drowsiness, dizziness, nausea,
unconsciousness, seizures, severe
respiratory depression and coma.
Ketamine's original purpose was
to be used as an anesthetic for
medical purposes with humans
and animals. Now, it is only used
for animals legally.
According to drinksafetech.
com, the Drink Safe Web site,
emergency room mentions of
ketamine rose from 19 in 1994
to 396 in 1999. This is a huge
increase and a growing problem.
The numbers are from big cities
but that's where it all starts then
"I might use them in a place
where I was unfamiliar with my
surroundings like another school
or a larger city Dykes said.
Roofies are legally available
in 60 countries, not the United
States, for treatment of insomnia.
The feeling a roofie gives off is
like being drunk. Slurred speech
and poor judgment are the main
results along with walking being
a great challenge. The effects of
one can be felt as quick as 10
minutes after ingestion and can
last up to about eight hours.
If enough is ingested then
there can be more severe prob-
lems such as respiratory distress,
deep sedation and blackouts can
last as long as 24 hours.
If there was a lot of alcohol
already consumed or if drugs are
in the system or taken afterward,
overdose with possible death, if
left alone, can occur.
The thought is very scary and
if there is any chance of it hap-
pening, say over spring break or
the beginning of college where
people might take advantage of
new-comers, then it would be a
good idea to purchase these cards
and strips. Even if they are never
used, if there are a few stored in
your wallet for an occasion that
makes you nervous, it might ease
the nerves.
"I think it is a great idea
because being out at a bar and
not knowing who is around you,
it would be nice to know what's
in your drink Kaufman said.
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exctfng artists to area
The Greenville Museum of
Art is one of the only local muse-
ums that has the ability to bring
well-known artists' exhibitions
to the area. Whether you are
interested in art or could care
less, a visit to the GMA will give
anyone a profound appreciation
for art. However, one trip to the
GMA may not be enough to sat-
isfy your hunger for beauty and
fine art because once you walk
through its doors you will never
feel the same again. Being able
to view paintings, sculptures and
drawings that express the world
in which we live in an abstract
and yet realistic way is a gift that
will last a lifetime.
The exhibition titled "George
Bireline: The Many Roads Taken"
will open March 4 at the GMA .
and run through May 6. Bireline, ;
a NC artist and educator, will
have 23 paintings on display
covering a span of more than
40 years beginning in the 1960s
through 2002. Bireline's most
recent paintings included trompe
l'oeil, social and cultural themes,
as well as personal and figurative
images, but his earlier paintings
were mainly color-field.
"Bireline was one of North
Carolina's most important art-
ists and art educators and we are
pleased to make this exhibition
of his paintings available for the
citizens of this state to enjoy
said Barbour Strickland, GMA
executive director, in a recent
GMA newsletter.
Born in Peroia, 111 in 1923,
Bireline studied art at Bradley
University through the GI Bill
after he served in the U.S. Army
during World War II. Later he
received his master's of fine arts
degree from UNC-Chapel Hill
and went on to teach at NC State
University College of Design for
30 years. His career as an artist
however, took off in 1964 at the
Andre Emmerich Gallery in New
York where he sold his color-field
paintings at a sold out show. In
1999 the idea for "The Many
Roads Taken" exhibition formed
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Greenville Museum of Art is featuring collections from various artists.
while having lunch with Strick-
land, but he never got to see it
progress very far since he died
in 2002, just three years short of
its opening.
"Bireline's rich, complex and
colorful paintings took NC art
into realms it had never dreamed
of said Max Halperen, catalogue
essayist, artist and art critic in
The Many Roads Taken catalogue,
which accompanies the exhibi-
tion and can be purchased for
The paintings included in
the catalogue are all part of the
exhibitions and relay a vivid
use of color as well as unique
approaches to everyday things
and ideas.
"Symbols and allusions
drawn from every era of man's
history crowded his canvases and
his frames as he tackled matters
of belief, the environment, the
homeless, AIDS, the nature of art,
the fragile nature of our being
Halperen said.
His paintings are diverse and
meaningful in ways the naked
eye may not notice at first glance,
but after some contemplation it
becomes quite obvious.
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The NC Arts Council, The
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Wachovia Bank, NA, Bonny
and Tony Breuer, ART Gallery,
Lid. and Melissa Peden and
Robert Irwin sponsored this
Last year more than 3,000
children participated in pro-
grams offered by the GMA and
12,000 visitors from Greenville
and surrounding towns, counties
and states visited to view various
exhibitions. Besides exhibitions
from well-known artists such as
Bireline, the GMA houses works
from various NC artists and a
students' gallery, which features
works by local students as well as
works by students at ECU.
The Greenville Museum of
Art is open Tuesday - Friday 10
a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Saturday
- Sunday 1 - 4 p.m. Admission to
the museum is free. It is located
at 802 South Evans St across the
street from Ham's Restaurant.
To view a calendar of upcoming
exhibitions visit their Web site
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Wimpie's Steam Bar and
Cajun Cafe is one of the best-kept
secrets in Pitt County. Wimpie's
offers a variety of appetizers and
entrees that are prepared by Chef
Richard, using only the freshest
and finest ingredients.
"Seafood with an attitude
said Scott Joyner, owner.
"This is an independently
owned restaurant. We've been
in business for over 14 years, so
we must be doing something
A great way to start off the
evening is with the smoked ahi
tuna, oyster rockefeller or crab
dip. A combination of crab meat,
herbs and cream cheese, baked
golden brown and served with
pita points is a must for regular
patrons. One might also keep in
mind to try one of their home-
made soups: Hatteras style clarh
chowder, seafood gumbo or the
restaurant's award-wftining she
crab soup.
Entrees will satisfy even the
most discriminating palette.
Some popular seafood entrees
are Wimpie's pasta with jumbo
shrimp and sea scallops pan
seared over linguini tossed with
homemade Alfredo sauce and
baby vegetables, crab imperial
with baked lump crab meat
served with asparagus and a
house salad or Wimpie's SS&C.
This is a combination of shrimp,
sausage and chicken sauteed in a
jalapeno cream sauce and served
over a bed of creamy grits. If sea-
food isn't your thing, one might
try the spicy island chicken or
an aged choice ribeye. For the
people who want surf and turf
there is the mixed grill. This
includes a cajun ribeye, mari-
nated medallions of tuna and
skewered shrimp.
Come with an appetite
because the dessert selection is
fabulous. Homemade bread pud-
ding, key lime pie and tuxedo
cake are just a few of the options
Steamed oysters and shrimp
are the foundation of the steam
bar which is separated from the
restaurant by a partition with
easy access from one to the other.
The fun thing about the oyster
bar is that live entertainment is
provided on Friday and Satur-
day nights, beginning around
7:30 p.m. The restaurant brings
in local talent from Pitt and
surrounding areas with a wide
variety of sounds. Great times
are to be had, as some patrons
will hop up and dance to the
beach music in between eating
oysters and shrimp. It really is a
fabulous atmosphere if you love
southern hospitality and good
music. Some upcoming bands
include Electric Wildlife, Victor
Hudson and Eddie Lilley.
Wimpie's is located in Win-
terville's old historical A.W. Ange
and Company General Merchan-
dise Store located on the corner of
West Main Street and Mill Street.
This building, built in 1922, was
the Wal-Mart of the 1920s. Cus-
tomers could come to buy food,
clothing, farm implements or a
kitchen sink if they needed it.
People brought in their own jars
to fill with molasses that came in
barrels and cut off the amount
of cheese they needed from the
brick. From Greenville, drive
down Route 11 until you see signs
for downtown Winterville. It's
about a five minute drive from
Pitt Community College. Turn
left at the stoplight on Route 11
and turn on to West Main Street.
Wimpie's is on the right at the
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cess is getting more and more
people to sign up. Many ECU
students already have a Face-
book account of their own with
hundreds, if not thousands, of friends
listed on their profile. And it doesn't
end there. Branch out your list of
friends from school to school from
North Carolina all the way to
This Web site has blossomed
into popularity over the past few
months. Its numbers continue to
grow everyday with new signups
and with new colleges being
added weekly. Maybe one day,
the popularity of The Facebook
will replace the popularity of
AIM. There hasn't been an easier
way to find the people you lost
touch with over the years than
The Facebook. So go ahead, and
Facebook all of your friends. Get
with the program and see what
mysterious person you can dig
up from your past.
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PageB4 252.328.6366 TONY Z0PP0 Sports Editor BRANDON HUGHES Assistant Sports Editor
THURSDAY March 10, 2005
Pirate Nation apparently a hot
spot for rival's advertisements
Wolfpack baseball ad has
no place in Greenville
You've had to have seen them.
They are looming over Greenville
with their beady red eyes.
There is one on Highway 264
just past the 10th Street intersec-
tion and another on Evans Street,
both only a stone's throw away
from campus.
NC State Wolfpack billboards
are polluting the atmosphere.
Instead of Purple Haze transcend-
ing across the sky, all I see is
red. And that red is doing what
scientists who research emotional
effects from colors said it would
do, make me very, very angry.
Driving toward my apart-
ment, I often cruise past a local
ECU merchandise store and
adjacent used book store with
PeeDee the Pirate scowling at
passerby's outside with his black
boots securely fastened to the
ground and for obvious reasons.
at the NEW Doak Field
919)865-1510 or LogfDnto
One of two billboards around town for NC State baseball Is pictu
What college student wouldn't
want him as a lovely addition
and decorative centerpiece to so
eloquently match their Scarface
posters and neon signs?
But towering above the purple
and gold buildings are action
shots of Wolfpack players belting
baseballs into oblivion. Too bad
it's been the only instance NC
State has thumped the ball in the
same vicinity as the Pirates.
ECU ripped the Wolfpack
13-1 behind a dominating perfor-
mance from pitcher Mike Flye on
Feb. 26. Flye tossed 5 13 scoreless
innings, Mark Minicozzi went
4-for-6 with three RBI and Adam
Witter socked a grand slam in the
Homewood Suites Shootout, the
first of four meetings this season
between the in-state rivals.
The Diamond Bucs have dis-
patched four ranked opponents
this season including No. 7
Georgia in the final game of the
first annual Keith LeClair Classic.
Boulevard and 10th Street.
The Pirates defeated the Bulldogs
handily in front of a sold out
crowd as ECU'S Jeff Ostrander
earned Conference USA's Pitcher
of the Week award after tossing 7
13 shutout innings, allowing just
two hits while striking out seven.
see HUGHES page B6
Holtz's squad excited to finally
suit up for spring practice
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Holtz looks on as his Pirates take to the field for spring practice Wednesday.
Team will practice in
pads for first time today
Football season used to run
roughly from August to the end of
November and hopefully Decem-
ber. Nowadays, football is a year
round sport. There are no breaks
for players and now no real off-
season. Spring is no exception.
"It's that time of year said
an exuberant Skip Holtz at a
press conference a week ago
referring to the1 start of spring
practice. The team started their
first official practice on Monday.
Each Division I-A team is
guaranteed IS spring practices.
It is up to the coaching staff to
decide how they want to use
their allotted time on specific
days. Holtz held practices on
Monday and yesterday in shorts,
but tomorrow the team will be
in pads for the first time. The
see HOLTZ page B6
The softball team took two out of three games from St. Louis.
Softball opens C-USA
play in 'grand' style
Weekday series laced
with drama, home runs
ECU seeking hall of fame nominations
(SID) � The ECU Athletics Hall of Fame is solic-
iting nominations for individuals to be inducted in
2005. Help the Hall of Fame Committee in its selec-
tion of 200S inductees by sending in your nomina-
tion of deserving candidates. Nomination forms
can be obtained by contacting ECU Athletics at
2S2-328-4600 or via e-mail at brittli(
The following criteria for eligibility of
candidates will govern the election of indi-
viduals to the Hall of Fame.
1. The candidate should not have represented
ECU as a student-athlete for a minimum period of
10 years immediately preceding the date of induc-
tion or be deceased.
2. The candidate must not be a full-time
member of the ECU faculty or staff, in the category
for which the inductee is being honored, at the time
of election and induction.
3. The candidate must have attended ECU at least
two academic years or must have held a responsible
staff position or have been an exemplary supporter
S of ECU athletics for at least five academic years
jk and must have been in good standing at the ter-
� mination of such relationship with the University.
fi 4. The candidate's athletic achievements and con-
j tributlon to sports while at ECU or as an Alumnus
Alumna must have been widely recognized over the
area served by the University, enhancing the reputa-
tion of the University as well as of himselfherself.
5. The candidate must be of good character and
reputation and not have been a source of embar-
rassment to the University.
6. The candidate must have left the university
as a graduate, or in good standing, and with the
good graces of ECU officials.
7. All candidates shall be considered without
discrimination on the basis of sex, race or national
origin. Written nominations will be received
beginning immediately with a deadline of May
1, 2005. Nominations should include dates of the
candidate's contributions and a brief resume.
The ECU softball team opened
their first conference series last
Tuesday as they hosted St. Louis.
The Lady Pirates, who were 22-4
at the time, have just come off of
a disappointing showing at the
Pirate Clash last weekend losing
to Marshall in the semi-finals and
were ready to prove themselves
as one of the best in the land
once again.
ECU sophomore pitcher
Keli Harrell and junior Steph-
anie Hayes brought their
A-game limiting the Lady Bil-
likens to only three hits and
combining for nine strikeouts
on their way to a shutout in
game one Tuesday afternoon.
Harrell recorded her 11th win of
the season as Hayes earned her
first save.
The big highlight of the game
came in the very first inning
when freshman Paige Baggett
capped off the team's scoring
with a grand slam.
"It felt good to hit the
home run, I was just looking to
hit the ball hard, not to hit it
out said Baggett.
"The pitch was inside, I'm
used to driving the balls out into
right field I just got my stance
right and took it
Baggett's blast put the Lady
Pirates up 5-0 and they never
looked back, winning the
game 7-0.
The second day of the series
featured a doubleheader with
St. Louis. Unlike the day before,
the Lady Pirates couldn't get
anything going on offense in the
first game. ECU junior pitcher
Brently Bridgeforth allowed four
runs in her first loss of the season
before being pulled in the third
ECU attempted to mount
a comeback in the bottom of
the fourth Inning scoring two
runs, but the team just could
not get it going beyond that
remaining hitless in the last two
innings of the game. St. Louis
won the game the final
score 4-2.
"I really thought our energy
level was too low said ECU Head
Coach Tracey Kee.
"1 felt like St. Louis was more
energetic than us, they were
hungrier than we were and they
were able to pull that game
from us
In the final game of the series
ECU found themselves down
again 5-2 heading into the fifth
inning, when Junior Kristajessup
started a rally with a two run shot
to left field. The Lady Pirates went
on to score three more runs in the
inning and posting a combined
10 hits to put the team up for
good, winning 7-5.
"The wins came on our
sticks coach Kee said after the
"Whenever you put ten hits
see SOFTBALL page 87
ECU ties
for fifth at
(SID) � The ECU women's;
golf team could not overcome the
powerful winds at Pinehurst Golf
Club and finished tied for fifth!
place after a final round score of
330. The tournament was being1
held at the par-72, 6,009-yardi
Pinehurst No. 8 Golf Course. !
Jessica Hauser (Germanton
NC) led the Pirates (74-32-2);
posting a 54-hole score of 237.
and finished tied for 19th. Senior!
Adrienne Millican (Fuquay
Varina, NC) was the only other
Pirate to finish in the top-25 after!
she carded a final score of 239!
Pirate freshman Emelie Lind
who was sitting in 38th place!
after two rounds, withdrew from!
the competition after falling ill;
on Monday night.
"The conditions Tuesday!
were brutal said Head Coach;
Kevin Williams.
"After a great opening round
we were unable to adjust to!
the adverse weather and really;
struggled. We were able to pick'
up some quality regional win
that will help put us In great!
position for a postseason tourna
ment berth
Nationally ranked (No. 25)
Washington State (918) cruised
past the competition as the fin-
ished 21 stokes ahead of UNC
Wilmington (939) for the team
title. Oregon (No. 35) and Missis-
sippi State (No. 27) finished third
and fourth, while the Pirates
(No. 48) tied with Conference
USA foe Louisville (No. 57) for
fifth place.
UNC Wilmington's Becky
Berzonski and Michelle Jarman
each claimed the individual tour-
nament championship as they
fired at 224, three strokes better
than third place finishers Lisbeth
Meincke (Georgia State), Anas-
tasia Kostina (Wash. State) and
Maria Kostina (Wash. State).
The Lady Pirates will hit
the links again on March 25
when they participate in the
Liz Murphy Intercollegiate in!
Athens, Ga.
Top Pirate Finishes
T19. Jessica Hauser
T25. Adrienne Millican
T35. Heidi Helllesen
T39. Michelle Williams
WD. Emelie Lind
Top Ind. Finishes
T1. Becky Berzonski (UNCW)
T1. Michelle Jarman (UNCW)
T3. Usbeth Meincke (Ga. State)
T3. Anastasia Kostina (WSU)
T3. Maria Kostina (WSU)
Top Team Finishes
1. Washington State
2. UNC Wilmington
3. Oregon 313-315-317-945
4. Mississippi State
TS. ECU 302-319-330-951
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mittee chairman: "Gentlemen,
let me welcome you on behalf of
the House "
Selig: "Excuse me, congress-
man, isn't this a Hepplewhite
mahogany table, circa 1810? I
only ask because I'm a student
of history, as you probably know,
Davis: "Excuse me, commis-
sioner. But we didn't call you
down here to talk about history,
except as it relates to steroids
Selig: "I'm a student of ste-
roids, too. Not a very good
one, I'm afraid, and not by
choice, mind you. Everybody
else around me seemed to know
about 'juice or whatever they
call it, so I tried to sit down and
learn. Well, I still don't see what
bulging muscles and a bad atti-
tude has to do with home runs
and acne, but my people assured
me it's all related.
"Even so, when 1 heard that
leaked grand jury testimony
about someplace called BALCO
and the 'clear' and the 'cream I
thought they were talking about
'Oil of Olay Even asked my wife
about it
Rep. Henry Waxman, D-
Calif "Mr. Selig, we were inquir-
ing about "
Selig: "Steroid use. Right. Do
you know I once commissioned a
study of androstenedione? Yeah,
right after some snoopy reporter
saw a bottle of it in Mr. McGwire's
locker. Even hired some Harvard
guys to do it. And you know what
they found? You don't, huh?
Well, frankly, sir, neither do I. It
was loaded with technical jargon
and really depressing. I put the
darned thing in a drawer and
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Georgia showcased a team
ERA of under 2.00 before the
match-up but the Pirates hung
five runs in the fourth on their
way to a 7-1 drubbing of the
Bulldogs. There wasn't an empty
seat in the house and hundreds of
students lined the new "Jungle
Minus the alcohol. We'll see how
long that policy remains intact.
No question in my mind
that the Pirates can advance to
the College World Series and the
slogan "We're going will even-
tually ring true. ECU filled up a
$10 million state-of-the-art base-
ball stadium, but I'd like to see a
panoramic view of the complex
with that catch phrase on a few
measly billboards. Or least rid
the city of wolves glaring at my
windshield at every stop sign.
I guess it's a free country and
the university has no say in such
matters. Free to advertise wherever
and whenever for the right price
but the community should put its
foot down and show some respect
to a university that breathes
life into this part of the state.
I shouldn't have to look at that
billboard. I just recently noticed
the eyesore over PeeDee on
Evans Street after the other near
the intersection of Highway 264
and 10th Street caught my atten-
tion several weeks before and
nearly induced a 10-car pileup.
Yet another reason they
should be taken down. Safety
concerns. Too many times I have
witnessed horrid acts of incompe-
tence behind the wheel. But that's
another issue irrelevant to sports.
Although, the way some people
drive, it may seem like NASCAR
has transformed Greenville into
Talladega, complete with trading
paint and beer logos, except these
are inside the car and not next to
a number on the hood.
This is eastern North Caro-
lina, also known as Pirate Terri-
tory. Sure, the ACC will always
hold strong ties in the area with
arguably as many supporters as
the Pirates unfortunately. And
heaven forbid someone garners
a NC State shirt on campus, but
that is a freedom no one should
take for granted. Students from
around the world enroll at ECU
and not every one bleeds purple
and gold. But by the time your
four years, or five, or six or half
your life is up taking classes, have
enough respect for your alma
mater to want to rid Greenville
of a rival team's advertisement
two miles from campus encour-
aging you to buy tickets to their
baseball games.
Take a short road trip to
Chapel Hill and tell me how
many Duke billboards you come
across. Better yet, a shirt that is a
shade darker than Carolina blue
or a person that actually enunci-
ates Duke properly instead of an
irritating Puke or Dook.
I set out on a mission and
that mission was to scour the
community for a "We're going
sign in the sky. Negative. Zilch.
Zero. Maybe I didn't look hard
enough. Perhaps if I drive through
Raleigh, I will come across Pirates
crushing and hurling base-
balls with graphics inform-
ing me to call for ticket
information. But I doubt it.
I've never been one to con-
done vandalism .but it seems
like the Wolfpack are the ones
vandalizing our community and
some low down dirty criminals)
decided to enact some revenge b)
splashing the Wolfpack billboard
on Highway 264 with gold paint!
Just a little hint, next time buy!
more than just one tube, get,
a brighter color and aim a tad
higher. You thought paintball
markers were designed to leav
welts and bruises on your friends;
but there are other mischievous
uses. Not that 1 condone any act
of vandalism.
So next time, I'll bring the
purple and you bring the gold To
Clark-LeClair Stadium, of coursel
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HOllZ from page B4
first-year ECU head coach will
keep the same schedule when the
team gets back after spring break.
Holtz thinks the first six prac-
tices will be critical to evaluating
players and their talents.
"Getting out on the field has
given us a little better perspective
of what we have to work with
right now said Holtz.
With last year's starter James
Pinkney no longer enrolled in
school, Holtz will have to have
to find a new quarterback. Red-
shirt freshman Devon Drew and
Patrick Pinkney, junior Kort
Shankweiler and sophomore
Pierre Parker will all compete for
the starting job.
Pinkney, no relation to James,
is hampered by a shoulder sur-
gery he had in the fall. Probably
the favorite, he may not get as
much of a look because he is not
at full speed.
"We've got to make a decision
rather rapidly with who we aregoing
to give this first shot Holtz said.
"The quarterback) is where
you have to start on that side of
the ball. We've got to identify a
starter out of this group. If we try
to get three ready, then we're going
to end up with none. We have to
at least come out with one
If Holt? doesn't feel com-
fortable with the quarterback
this spring, he may turn to
one of the three freshmen
set to arrive on campus in
th fall. Rob Kass, Brett Clay
or Terrell Hudgins could get
extended looks as true freshman.
Spring practice might hurt
some of the more experienced
players. Former starters Bobby
Good, Hunter Wood, Sean
Harmon and Shawn Levesque are
forced to sit out spring practices
because of various injuries. Other
players who are on campus, but
not eligible academically might
be at a disadvantage as well.
"I'm cfrtainly not penalizing
them. It's very hard to be put on
the two-deep depth chart when
you're not practicing. For the
people coming off injuries or
sitting out for academics, we're
going to go like they're not there
Spring practice is always fun
for the players. However, this
year it might be all out war for
players trying to scratch their
way to the top.
"Spring is time to earn a posi-
tion. Fall is a time to get ready for
a football game. As a young team
without a lot of experience, we
need to get guys ready to play.
We can't be opening everything
up to competition
Competition will be the
theme of spring ball, which usu-
ally is concluded with the 22nd
Annual Great Pirate PurpleGold
Pigskin Pigout Party on Saturday,
April 16 at 3 p.m.
Fans might be pleasantly
surprised when the team will
scrimmage against each other.
Already, Holtz has been pleas-
antly surprised with his team is at
considering they only won three
games in a two year span.
"The talent level is higher
than I thought it would be. The
attitude is much better than I
expected it to me. The player's
work habits and attitudes are
much better than I expected
it to be. If you look at a pro-
gram that is 3-23, you expect
everything to be broke. I've
really been please with what I've
seen through winter workouts.
Even so, Skip Holtz signed his
"There is still a long way to
go. We just went through Phase
One through the winter work-
outs. Now we are in Phase Two
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Our bats were there in the first
game, they fell asleep in the
second, they responded back in
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The Lady Pirates next com-
petition comes this weekend as
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Coach Kee is going to use this
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he's already turned it into a fleet
of paper airplanes
Fehr: "What the commis-
sioner is trying to say is that
there isn't any steroid use by
current major leaguers, thanks
to the draconian tests we've insti-
tuted. All that advance notice
had nothing to do with it. And
even if there was, let's pretend
there wasn't. It wasn't against the
rules in place at the time. Bud is
a student of history and he'll tell
you there's no way to go back in
time. At least not yet. So leave the
records alone, too. Period, case
closed. Can I be excused?"
Davis: "Excuse me, Mr. Fehr.
There appears to be a dissenting
opinion. The chair recognizes
Mr. Canseco
Canseco (wearing a silk tank
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his seat): "You sayin' this body
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"I nicknamed myself, 'The
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